Welcome to Kingdom Hearts: World Destiny! We are an AU Kingdom Hearts RP with no word count. World Destiny's story takes place post Dream Drop Distance, at which point we make considerable steps in our own story direction. Feel free to check out the Plot link to find out more!
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Nightfall: Chapter 2
Two years after the events of Dream Drop Distance, the Darkness became so great that it swallowed the worlds, locking them away within its merciless abyss.
Twilight Town, now covered in eternal night, stands as one of last Sanctuaries of Light. It is where players begin their journey.
Ever resourceful, the Moogles have created a safe place for refugees. They have charged the Denizens of Light with finding Castle Oblivion: it holds a key to the puzzle of the lost worlds.
But within the dark shadows of the sanctuary world a powerful dark force still looms, waiting to strike. Each survivor must choose whether to go to Castle Oblivion or stay behind to protect the world from the dragon that lurks in the shadows.
The water never looked this blue in Hollow Bastion. It certainly wasn't in bodies so large. As the sun began to lower in the western sky, dipping below the farthest reaches of the map, Rook held a hand over his eye as a visor and watched.
"Don't see pretty sights like that too often in the Bastion," he mused to himself.
He watched for another moment, before turning back to the dock he arrived on this World on. This World was different from the few others he had already seen: Hollow Bastion, Traverse Town, Destiny Islands. It was more dull, yet alive at the same time. Beyond the dock was a rampart, and Rook could just barely make out a cannon on the edge of it. The other path from the dock led to a small town.
If water was what this place was practically made of, and he had no ship with which to travel, it seemed the town was the only real place to go at this time of the afternoon, and there wasn't a soul in sight.
Post by winterlovesong on Jul 13, 2008 14:25:59 GMT -4
"Why must this always happen to me!?"
The frustrated shout came from the town. A short, black-haired, pale-skinned girl stomped out of the town. A black eyepatch covered her left eye -- the other one was bright crimson.
Ren had crash-landed, basically.
Unfortunately, this looked very much like an unadvanced World, so there was nothing she could do but hide her ship somewhere and look for supplies. She had heard there were pirates here -- the insignificant sea pirates, the pirates with no lives.
Well. Ren prided herself in being a better pirate than all of them put together.
She spotted some random guy on the dock as she emerged from the path. Well, damn -- she hadn't expected anyone.
She froze in place, hoping he hadn't seen her.
((Gimme an L! Gimme an A! Gimme an M! Gimme an E! What's that spell?
Rook couldn't help but notice her. She may not have looked too out of place, but the girl was much less than subtle, freezing still as soon as she was in eye-sight. He smiled and approached cautiously.
"'Scuse me. I'm... eh, new to this place. Could you tell me what the name of it is?" His hand shifted to cover his pocket, wherein rested his deck of playing cards, his personal good luck charm. Though at this point, it was more of an akward tic.
Rook gave her an offended look. Not angry, more suprised and shocked. He winced and gave her an apologetic smile, "Right. Sorry, I didn't know...uhm..."
His voice trailed off when he realized the words coming from his mouth offered no help to either of them. With a slight wave of his hand, he kept on moving toward the town ahead, seeing no reason to further bother the girl.
Slick move, Rook, he thought to himself, Been here all of 3 minutes and already on someones nerves.
Rook gave another wave of his hand as he continued his march towards the small town, "Don't worry about it," He said, trying to sound as if he was over the ordeal, "Not everyone wants to be bothered with everyone else's problems."
For a few more feet, he kept on, until the girls lack of a response gave him enough incentive to turn to look if she was over it as well, leaving, or even already gone. And that was when he noticed the familiar shape of the Shadow in front of her.
Instinct took over when the shape registered: Eliminate Heartless intruders. Everywhere they are found.
"Get down!" It was a barked order, and he didn't make it sound as if he left her any room for choice. Spinning about so fast he almost angled too far, he held up his hand to his chest. An inner light began to shine over his heart, and the glow collected to his hand.
Rook pushed his palm to arms-length, aiming his open hand at the back of the Heartless. "Guard Light!"
A brilliantly intense beam of Light fired from his hand and collided with the Shadow, sending it to oblivion in a haze of melting shadow and a shimmer of a Heart vanishing from its prison. Instantly, a light sweat appeared on Rook's brow, and he stumbled before balancing himself enough to keep upright. He breathed heavily and looked at her with bloodshot eyes.
Rook looked up at her and shook his head, impatiently. "No... I don't want... your false sympathy," he breathed, "And I don't want to... baby you. You have better things to do..? Do them. I'll be fine."
He wasn't really mad. This girl had no reason to give a note about him , and he her. Though it did bother Rook a bit that saving someone's life meant so very little anymore, he shrugged away the thought, and saved it for a time better suited to deal with it. He still didn't know where he was.
Rook gave her a confused glance, his breath slowly returning to him, "Lady, I don't know what you did, I don't care what you did, but no one's life is that easy to forfeit. You may not know what it is yet, but you have a purpose out there somewhere... y'know?"
He nodded slowly, "And if you really mean it, it was no problem. Helping you out that is. I was glad to do it..."
He turned his head out over the water, "Pretty sight, isn't it," he mused out loud. "Don't get to see things like this where I come from."
Post by winterlovesong on Jul 30, 2008 18:57:23 GMT -4
"Uh, 'Lady'?" Ren crossed her arms in indignation. "I'm /fifteen/ smart one. Not old enough to be qualified as a 'lady' yet. And hell, ladies are the polite ninnies. I'mma /pirate/ thank you very much. Never underestimate a girl."
It was weird she would pick out that one word to lecture on...or was it? It was Ren, after all -- she did whatever the hell she wanted, and trust me, it was bound to be random.
"I s'pose everyone has a purpose..." She shrugged. "Always hope, I s'pose."
She glanced at the sunset, which it was fading to a vivid crimson -- just like her unnerving eyes. "Yeah, pretty," she muttered. It was honestly too much like the sunset back home -- though she had to admit, there was hardly any water back home.
Maybe Ren liked it better like that. She preferred air over water anyway, flying over swimming.
Rook stared at her, an eyebrow raised at her rant, "You sure get defensive easily, don't ya?"
He gave the sunset another long stare, his questioning disposition about the girl fading away the more he watched the sun dip behind the waves, "My name is Rook, by the way... I know it won't mean too much to you, but, y'know... Formality and all."
He didn't offer his hand, though the notion of it pulled at him to do so. He doubted the girl would accept it anyway.
Post by winterlovesong on Jul 31, 2008 22:21:45 GMT -4
"I don't get defensive easily!" Ren countered...eh...defensively.
Yeah, complete contradiction of herself, thank you very much.
"Well...okay...but that's besides the point."
She gave a sideways glance to Rook, who wasn't looking at her. She pursed her lips. There was no way this guy was an Archadian -- damn near impossible for one as young as him to get hired in the army and still be alive to see other worlds.
"Ren," she eventually said tersely, and stiffly held out her hand, since this Rook guy wasn't going to, it appeared.
Rook turned his head as she offered his hand. After a short blank stare at the surprising sight, he gave her a genuine smile, and took her hand, "I'm sure our paths won't cross after I leave this place," he told her sadly, "But it was nice to meet you. Formally, in any case."
His smile turned into a furrowed frown, "You... kind of remind me of someone I used to know," he said lightly, hoping not to offend her again.