|"Ryu Tsui Sen!"|
Like father, like son indeed.
KH: I've Got Your BackThey're running through jungle and underbrush as far away from the portal they had exited through and any would-be pursuers.KH: I've Got Your Back by Sakura-Scout
Up ahead is a clearing, but Riku can already feel the pulse of the living shadows from here, lying in wait. He grips the hand in his own and charges forth, the familiar weight of Soul Eater materializing in his free hand.
Heartless spring up in answer to his heart and his blade, just in time to fall to the stylized non-metal. He hears a gasp behind him and there's a sudden jerk of his captured hand. His step falters just enough to allow him to turn and see two Heartless perish under the bright gleam of the Kingdom Key. Before the last of the black vapors disperse, Xion is running ahead and pulling him along.
"Try to keep up," she teases with a smile.
In reply, Riku easily overtakes her and quickens their pace, making sure he holds back just enough for his companion to follow without too much trouble.
The hand in his tightens its hold and the air around them is fi
KH: Tech SavvyHe's surprised. More than that, he's impressed.KH: Tech Savvy by Sakura-Scout
Riku's experience denotes that Sora would have tried button mashing a keyboard should the boy be tasked with cracking the password of a computer. Heck. The brunette would probably take his own Keyblade to the poor computer if he couldn't figure out what to do.
Xion, thankfully, has much more finesse and a great deal more skill.
Riku watches as the Replica's nimble fingers fly across the keyboard in a steady fast-paced click-clack rhythm and marvels at what flashes on-screen. Passcodes are found, encryptions are cracked, and data is loaded so easily and quickly that Riku wonders if Xion can process it (if at all) with the speed she's going at.
He briefly wonders if she was created to.
A window pops open and a file loads. Xion's hands begin to slow as the jumble of letters, numbers, and characters unscramble and decode.
Xion freezes completely once legible and coherent words and sentences form before her, highlighted with the eerie glow of
KH: Unexplainable"Thanks ... But I'm not interested in dating right now."KH: Unexplainable by Sakura-Scout
Sometimes the listener only hears "I'm not interested," and either bursts into uncontrollable wailing cries, or unleashes banshee screams at him.
Some hear only "Thanks ... But ...," and either blink back tears and bow their heads at their own foolishness for even trying, or fight and lose against silent tears as their faces crumple up in anguish.
There are a few that actually hear all that he says. They smile with quivering lips but thank him in return for accepting their confessions.
In the end, it always ends with a broken heart.
And once it's over and done with, Riku feels like a complete ass.
Because even though he's telling the truth, his words taste like lies on his tongue.
He's not waiting on anyone or searching for a special someone, so he has no idea why his gut twists painfully the way it does whenever he agrees to listen to a girl (or boy, on the rare occasion) confess to him. It makes him wonder if this is how
KH: It's All His FaultThey got to do a mission together.KH: It's All His Fault by Sakura-Scout
They completed all the objectives.
They beat the big bad Heartless.
They were at their usual place eating ice cream early.
He even tried his shot at telling a joke. Okay, he could have done better, but people tended to humor him in his less than stellar attempts or at least respond to them.
And he really thought he was making a comeback with the whole "exceptional" thing.
All of it ... It got him nothing but Xion's questions, doubts, and anger.
"Well, we may both be exceptional, Roxas. But I don't think we're the same."
Not the same? Someone only had to look at the two of them side-by-side to tell the difference between them.
Did she mean something else?
But that couldn't be right, could it?
Hadn't he and Xion been in the same boat since the beginning?
The youngest and newest of the Organization.
Weren't they supposed to understand each other better than everyone else?
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