“Don’t stop moving, or the darkness will overtake you!” Roxas’ stomach churned. It was Axel. He was really there, fighting along side his other. Surely he must be able to sense him.
“Axel!” he wanted to shout. But he couldn’t because the body he was in was not his own anymore. He could not move his hands because they now belonged to someone different. He could not move his jawbone because it was his own. This was the only way for Roxas to live, to live through another. He was crying, though Axel couldn’t see that.
Sora could feel Roxas inside of him, he could feel his tears & he immediately felt sorry for the guy. What a life he must have had, being born as a nobody. He wasn’t alive, though he wasn’t dead. He had to leave his own life and his own friends to find Sora so that he could exist, though Axel… his other died a long time ago. Axel would not live on.
“Watch this” Axel smiled, he liked to show off, he always had, but Roxas knew what he was going to do and how it was going to end. He got so frustrated that he couldn’t reach out and grab him. Axel would never know he was there. Or would he?
A great beam of light that Roxas couldn’t shield his eyes at arrived and when it faded, Axel was on the ground.
“You're...fading away...” Sora was crap at talking. Couldn’t he say anything about Roxas?
“Well, that's what happens when you put your whole being into an attack. You know what I mean? Not that Nobodies actually HAVE beings...right? Anyway, I digress. Go. Go find Kairi. Oh, almost forgot... Sorry for what I did to her.” What was happening to him? Why was he fading? Why now? And why couldn’t Roxas do anything?
“When we find her, you can tell her that yourself.” Yeah. Yeah, great Sora. Haven’t you noticed? He’s dying.
“Think I'll pass. My heart just wouldn't be in it, you know? Haven't got one.” Axel chortled. That is why Roxas loved Axel. He was fading away, never to return, but he was making jokes.
All that Roxas wanted to do was hold his hand or something. Was that so much to ask?
“I wanted to see Roxas. He...was the only one I liked... He made me feel...like I had a heart. It's kind of...funny... You make me feel...the same...”
“Because I am Roxas!” he was silently screaming.
Maybe they would meet up in their next life… maybe they wouldn’t. Roxas looked down at himself, still wearing his white trousers. He clutched his necklace. Axel gave him that. Roxas sighed and he felt something on his cheek. Sora’s tear.