Chapter 6! Hoorah! School is starting soon. Blegh. I probably won't be able to write as ofen when it does, becuase I'll end up working on chapters in spare notebooks and such and will end up leaving them at school have to finish them in there before typing them up....which could take a while. *is showered by a chorus of boos* Sorry!! I'll have homework and Cross Country meets too! Anyway, I hope you enjoy Chapter 6. I don't consider it one of my better chapters, but I like it still. Surprise at the end!! Well, kind of not a surprise for you... More of a surprise for the characters. XD Anyway, I'll shut up now before I give away the entire chapter before you even read it. So here it is! Sora noticed it the moment Kairi did and immediately ran up to her side. "Is it from the king?" He asked, already knowing the answer. Kairi must've sensed this, because she immediately took it out and began reading without giving Sora a word. Dear Sora and Kairi, You disobeyed me. I kinda figured ya would given the circumstances, especially Riku. I'm not sure if he toldja this, but now that he's gone, it is more important then ever that you don't do anything that I told you not to do in my last letter. The door Riku used was used wrong. I'm not sure where he came out. For now, I've got to stop my research and look for him, because that's more important. I can't give you any more information now, because it could put you in danger. Just try not to worry, and live your lives normally. Try not to think of us too much. I promise you'll have a part to play soon enough. Sincerely, King Mickey As soon as Sora was done reading, he threw the letter on the ground and began walking back toward the secret place. Kairi carefully picked it up and put it back in the bottle and ran after him. He was walking at a brisk pace. As soon as he got there, he sat down against it and sighed sounding annoyed. Kairi sat down next to him and sat there awkwardly for about a minute, debating with herself on whether or not to say something, when Sora broke the silence. "I can't believe him." was all he said. Kairi looked confused. "My best friend destroyed our only way out of this island, but not before using it the wrong way and transporting himself who knows where, I destroyed out childhood playroom without even realizing it and thought I made a promise to you that I didn't, while you passed out and had some weird dream thing about the promise I thought I made. And on top of it all, we're at home with nothing to live for except for letters that wash up on the beach! And what's in these all-too-important letters? The king writing to us telling us we're not allowed to summon our keyblades or even know why we're not allowed, and that there is some prophecy out there predicting what is going to happen with our lives that the king knows but won't tell us! Oh, but we must follow his orders and NOT WORRY!" He had shouted most of this, and barely taken a breath, so now he was breathing hard. Kairi looked astonished. "WHAT'S GOING ON?!" he shouted out of pure rage and confusion to nobody in particular, feeling like he wanted to scream. Kairi was completely confused. Sora was acting strange. This was not the Sora she knew. He hardly ever got mad. This was almost like how he acted yesterday when he destroyed the cave. She wanted to ask him what was wrong; to tell him that he was acting strange, but somehow she knew she couldn't. He was sitting next to her, staring at her, as if she could give him an answer. She looked back at him helplessly, her eyes saying "I'm sorry, I have no clue." He immediately understood, but got up and stormed away, still angry. Kairi thought for a moment, then jogged after him. They were doing a lot of this lately. She found him sitting next to the waterfall with his feet dangling in it, facing the ocean. Just like they had done millions of times (or so it seemed) in the last few days, they sat there for a while, each lost in their own thoughts. Kairi was the first one to break the ice. "So." She said simply. "We've got a lot of time on our hands." Sora just looked up at her like he had no clue why she was saying this. "Yeah..." he said, confused as to why she was saying this. "And we are a little too old now to play the games we used to when we were little." she added with a giggle. "Well, there's also the fact that one of our playmates is lost somewhere in the barrier between worlds and the base of all our games is now completely caved in by rocks." He finished this sentence with a smile, as if to say, "but that's not a problem at all" Kairi decided to make the best out of the situation as well. "Well, that's another small reason. But it seems like we're doing a lot of...just.." she couldn't finish her own sentence. She looked straight at Sora; he looked back at her. "thinking?" they both said at the same time, followed by large amounts of giggles from Kairi and blushes from Sora. "Yeah, I guess we are. But at least we have time to just to that. I've hardly been able to take time and just think things over at all in the past two years." "I guess..." Kairi responded, looking as though she was bursting to say something but debating on whether or not to say it. Kairi focused on Sora's feet. He was currently attempting to turn over a rock with his left one. "But that's just it!" She said suddenly. Sora, whose eyes had been wondering, looked at her with a questioning look, as if about to ask something, but before he could do so, Kairi continued. "I've been here! I haven't been out on an adventure! I've had all the time in the world to think!" She looked at him, intensity in her eyes. "What do you want to do then?" He said, as if choosing his words carefully. She shrugged. "Well, I think the only way we can work this out is if we talk about it." She said, seeming completely sure of herself. "Talk about it?" He asked, almost laughing. "That's what you want to do?" "Well...." She responded. "The king told us not to think about it. Maybe sometimes we could talk, but others we could....I don't know...." she was deciding which word to use. Sora was already smiling. He knew what she meant. "Do something like...this?" He laughed, splashing water on her. She gave a little squeal when it hit her. "Sora!" she giggled. He was already running away. "You're gonna pay for that!" She said, running after him. He continued to smile as he ran. He had already planned what he was going to do. Kairi had started chasing him, just as he wanted. He wheeled around, to Kairi's surprise, and began sprinting towards the islet. Kairi was confused, but followed him nonetheless, laughing. As soon as he reached the edge, he plugged his nose and yelled "CANNONBALL!" before jumping into the ocean. Kairi ran to the edge and stopped, still giggling. "Sora, get out of there, you know I don't like swimming without my bathing suit on!" She yelled down to him. He just smiled and swam up to the edge of the islet, and climbed the latter up to Kairi. He was soaking wet, but he was still smiling. Kairi looked at him, confused. "Why are you smiling?" She asked him. He began to laugh. "What is it?" She said, now looking on her clothes to see if they were causing any amusement. "What!" She said, now annoyed that he wasn't telling her. Then, unexpectedly, Sora ran up to Kairi, still dripping wet, and hugged her. Kairi then knew why he was laughing. "SORA!" she yelled again. He was cracking up. She backed away from him, as if he was contaminated some horrible contagious disease. "SORA!" she said again. Sora had planned this. She was backing toward the edge of the islet. Still laughing, he ran at her and pushed her off the edge into the water, following immediately himself. She gave a tiny little scream before plugging her nose and hitting the water. When her head popped up, Sora was already there next to her, laughing. She started laughing too. They were both there, laughing uncontrollably in the incredibly warm water, next to each other in the warm sunlight. This was the Sora that she knew. The Sora that she remembered. The Sora that she longed to see for much too long. "Sora, you are such an idiot." Kairi said through her laughter He just gave her a smile. "I know." He responded. For some reason, they had both stopped laughing and looked out at the sea and had the same thought. "It's beautiful." They said at the same time. Sora leaned up against the islet, no longer as hyper as he had been a moment ago, looking at the scenery around him. It felt like it had only just sunken in; He was home. He was back at Destiny Islands. He had forgotten how nice it was here the ocean. He had been away from home much too long. "You know" He said to Kairi after about 5 minutes. She had come up next to him and was leaning against the islet too. "It's times like this that make me feel like none of it ever happened. Nothing with heartless, or nobodies....." his voice trailed off. It was then that Kairi realized something incredibly important. She felt stupid for not thinking of this before. It seemed so obvious now. "Sora!" she said with great urgency. "Hmm?" he responded, still taking in the scenery. "That's it!" "Whatâ€™s it?" he asked. "Our nobodies!" "What about them?" He responded. "My memory thing! What if it was..." Sora's eyes widened as he realized what she was trying to say and finished the sentence for her. "Namine's?" he said, weakly. Kairi nodded.