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Duel of the Keyblades-Ch. 6
Roxas straightened up, breathing deeply as he looked into the sunset. He wiped away the wetness in his eyes, and tossed his ice cream stick to the side.
"I was only 10 when Xion died. I wanted so badly to fight back, to avenge Xion and give Ansem a piece of my mind. But Xemnas said I wasn't ready to do anything. So he determined that the safest option was to take me away from the conflict. He temporarily erased my memories and replaced them with false ones and sent me to Twilight Town to go to school and to live with a family. I made new friends, and we all used to hang out here, on the clock tower," he said, pulling a group photo of his friends Hayner, Olette, and Pence that he kept in his coat pocket. He passed it to Sora, who glanced at it.
"I came to love my foster parents and appreciate the friends I made in school. It was a great life well, for six years." Roxas explained.
"What happened then?" Sora asked
"Ansem's Heartless mercenaries opened up a gate to the darkness. Every
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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