The dark corridor opened, revealing Kuran and Will stepping out. Thought once their eyes adjusted to the new place, Kuran gasped, "What… what happened here?
"Beats me… this place has definitely seen better days," Will said.
What they were seeing was what seemed to be Traverse Town… or better, what was left, because every building of that world was in ruins, and the place seemed desolated, without any person visible. Whatever happened there was much for this that world.
"Whatever happened here, it wasn't done by the Heartless. If it was, this world would not be here to begin with," Will concluded.
"True…" muttered Kuran and moved to the Cafe… or at least the remains of it. He stroked the part of the stone wall that still remained and told, "This place… was the closest thing I could call home after finding it… I was always here to rest or gather new information concerning my quest of hunting down Maluz…"
Soon something fell from the roof remains of to the ground. They looked it, and saw that it was a rotten body, but didn't seem like anybody of that world. They heard something there behind them, and were surprised by corpses that were standing there, walking slowly. Without warning, the fallen corpse moved and grabbed Will's arm, trying to bite him.
Will quickly managed to get his arm away and kicked the corpes' head off.
"Oh great... more zombies. Hey Kuran, you got your ramen on you?"
"You took it in your bag," countered Kuran. "And I didn't have a chance to refill my supplies for a while…. after all, while hanging out with Kiro and the others and being in a video game, you don't get many chances to shop."
The zombie who Will decapitated turned into shadows and vanished, while the other zombies walked to them, slowly surrounding them. One of them tried to scratch Kuran with his arm. However, he jumped back and smashed its head with his Dark Axe before pulling out two katanas and cut the closest zombies into pieces, calling to Will, "IF you want to use the ramen, then do it now!"
And after a few seconds he wondered, "Wait… ramen? I made pasta way back!"
"No, you said noodles, which are another name for ramen," Will said slicing a few zombies.
Whatever they kept on destroying, more zombies appeared, leaving clear that was impossible hold the fight in that district, and the only safe way took to what was the second district. Kuran made some space from them by slamming his Axe on the ground, causing a shockwave of darkness, sending the zombies flying before dashing at the door to the second district, slicing the few zombies which were still in the way.
Will managed to slam the doors shut when Kuran ran through, "Well... safe to assume what happened to this place… at least there are not bio-weapons."
"Only zombies," told Kuran. "Though I have the bad feeling this was just a first glimpse of what we are facing here… I want back to our holidays."
"I can use a vacation myself," Will sighed.
Suddenly, they heard something landing hard just behind them. Seconds later, a huge chainball just impacted between them. They turned around, finding a huge armor of round 5 meters, carrying a huge mace that turned into a chainball. The armor recovered it and used it again against them.
Kuran jumped aside and shouted, "What the hell?"
The ball managed to hit Will's side, takeing out his arm, "SON OF A BITCH!"
"Pull yourself together Will," sighed Kuran, throwing a few sets of daggers to see if there was a weak spot on this armored enemy.
"Real freaking funny," Will said as he struck the suit of armor with his Keyblade while his arm reformed.
"Always," told Kruan, forming a club out of his darkness and jumping through a dark corridor to reach the head of the armor, hitting it multiple times, trying to dent it.
The armor tried to grab Kuran with his arm, while kicking Will away with his huge foot. After a lot of problems, he hit Kuran, sending him away to a wall. The darkness user groaned in pain and got back on his feet, "I hate these moves."
The huge armored being then tried to smash him with the chainball.
"Time Stop!" Will shouted, managing to get Kuran away.
After the fail of the hit, he recovered the chainball and slammed his feet on the ground causing a small earthquake, strong enough for send them to the ground.
Will stood up, "Ok, I am seriously getting pissed off here!" Will fused his blades together and was engulfed them in a silvery aura. "COME ON!"
Kuran pulled somthing out and Will saw it was a hookshot. Using it he got to the chain of the armor's weapon and slammed his blades into the joints, causing the armor to be unable to move the hand properly, giving Will the chance to get a clean hit on the armor while also throwing daggers into its 'face' to distract it more.
Will took the opportunity and ran at the suit of armor, who tried to crush him with his fist. Will jumped up, slicing up the arm as he ran on it, making his way to the head before cutting it off.
But it seemed that the armor was very tough, and it slapped Will back to Kuran. And when the armor tried to attack them, he began to receive shots from a side of the district, making him backstep. They soon found soldiers with machine guns shooting at the armor.
"Come on, over her!" yelled one of them to Kuran and Will.
Kuran looked at Will for a moment before dashing over, wondering how bullets could even harm that thing if his darkness weapons didn't even scratch it…
"Captain, we must retreat to a secure place! We can't take the Chieftain here!" yelled a man to the captain.
"Okay, take that two suicidal and retreat!" he ordered.
"Suicidal?" scoffed Kuran.
"Yea, right, like that would do me in," Will huffed.
Two of the soldiers took Kuran and Will with them, and another one used a bomb, trying to distract the huge armor, giving them time to retreat and hide inside the sewers. There, they took them across until they arrived on what seemed a underground town, where they could find more people living, or better said, surviving.
"What happened here?" asked Kuran. "Last time I was in Traverse Town it wasn't the best place either but at least the first district was considered as safe as heaven."
"From where did you come? Under a rock?" asked who seemed be the captain. "You have no idea of what just happened here?"
"We both came from another world like, not even five minutes ago. How were we supposed to know?" countered Will.
"If you really came from another world, you should have known what is happening not only here, but in other worlds as well."
"The Fallen, is happening," he said, taking his mask out, revealing on his a brown haired man with trimmed beard and a scar on the left cheek.
'Is… Is that Chris Redfield?!... Oh god, please tell me we didn't end up in some sort of Resident Evil universe…' Will thought to himself.
"If this is happening in other worlds… then would you believe that we came from a different universe?" tried Kuran.
"Another universe?" asked the captain. "When I heard about the demons and what that bitch was doing, I nearly believed it. But another universe? Trust me, but that's hard to believe."
"Believe me… until I had my first experience about this, I couldn't believe it either," told Kuran. "And how else should you explain that we don't know about the Fallen?"
"That's the official name of how they're being called, but they're also called monsters or demons or whatever synonymous you can find."
"And you said they have taken other worlds too?" Will asked.
"Other worlds?" asked one of the soldiers. "They have taken all known worlds."
"When I heard about this I believed that was some bioterrorism madness here, but when I saw the first Fallen, all that changed completely," said the captain. "And believe me, this things were created by man hands."
"And this armor earlier?" asked Kuran. "Was him the boss for this world?"
"Yes, that thing is a Chieftain, a Fallen Boss," he said. "And trust me, if you really are from another universe, please, return from where you came if you're smart enough. Neither of you can take care of that thing with that weapons you have."
"You know… the problem is that we are here because of a quest we have," told Kuran. So, unless we really want this place blown up into oblivion, we stay and fight."
"If you really want to fight, first show me your best weapon you can use. And I will show you what weapon is better than it."
For Kuran it wasn't a big question and he pulled Light Within Darkness out, looking to Will, who pulled out his katana and showed his own Keyblade.
He sighed and slapped their heads with his hands, "And why the hell you don't used them against it?!" he asked, angrily. "Those weapons of darkness you used are less useful against a Chieftain. Look, one of our knives is more useful that any weapon of darkness you use. And yes, we saw you use that type of weapons!"
"Hey, we managed to damage its arm and head before you all showed up!" Will said.
Kuran also added, "My preferred weapons are darkness weapons! Grew up using them."
"Maybe you damaged its arm, but we know that keyblades are more useful against them. It's a shame that nobody can use them."
"Well, you now got two who can right here," Will said.
"Two kids in my opinion," he said.
"I am a happily married man, thank you very much," Will huffed.
"To two dragons, no less," muttered Kuran and added. "And we got our victories under our belt."
"Dragons? Don't made me laugh. And about your victories… seeing how you were dealing with the armor… sorry if I am not happy with what I see saw," he replied.
"Will… I think we just have to pull out a beat up on this thing to get the respect we need to get straight answers," sighed Kuran, shouldering his Keyblade before asking. "Will it be where we left it or does do we have to search it?"
"We were chasing it around the city until we heard a lot of sounds near the District One," he said, but then looked at them. "No…"
"District One? That's where we showed up," grinned the Keybearer.
"Yeah, but then again I could have gone somewhere else at this that point," Will added.
"In the name of… you both are mad!" he said. "You… you… argh, forget it. You know what? If you want to die, okay, search that Chieftain. But do not look at me if you fail," he said.
"Well, alright then," Will smiled. "I'm going to get an overhead view to find that thing. Be back in a bit," Will transformed into his dragon form and took to the skies before anyone could say anything, leaving Kuran with the captain's awkward silence.
"Have fun," told Kuran. "And don't get shredded… I am not in the mood to piece you back together."
"Eh… he…" he signaled Will. "Turned into a dragon? Yes that's normal."
"And he can…" he began, but he sat on a rock, trying to get the idea on his mind.
"Best I finish the mindblow up… he cannot die. Got his head off, burned, hit by a laser cannon, blown up and dozens of weapons into his body."
"That could mean what happened to the arm," said a soldier to another.
"So… where are we?" asked Kuran. "Because I never have been in this corner of Traverse Town and the town being in ruins doesn't help."
"We're under the District Four actually, but the only access here is from the Fountain Plaza," said a soldier. "Or whatever remained there."
After a while Will came back, "I found that thing in the 3rd District. It seems to still hurt from when we fought it though."
The captain looked at him, but shook his head, "Sooner or later any damage you done did to him before will be repaired."
"Then let's kill that thing before it recovers."
"Walk or fly?" asked Kuran.
"Well, flying is faster than walking," Will said before grabbing Kuran and heading towards the 3rd District.
While they were flying, they were surprised by arrows shooting from the ground, finding some skeletons with bows and arrows shooting at them in from the roofs.
Kuran narrowed his eyes and threw a couple of spears at them to lower the rain, though as single person it was quite a difficult task.
The skeletons' aiming at times forced them to turn to aside away of the fast way.
Will shot a stream of fire at the skeletons as they flew by. Kuran kept on throwing spears, wondering when they would get to their target while Will continued to doge dodge the barrage of arrows, eventually making it to the 3rd District.
There they found the huge armor, hitting one of the walls, completely angry surely, until he spotted Will and Kuran, and threw the chainball against them.
Will quickly dodged the giant ball, landing on the ground.
The armor recovered his chainball, and turned it in a mace, trying to smash them with it. However, Kuran escaped through a dark corridor, falling at the head and hit it with his Keyblade.
Will took the opportunity and stabbed his mid section with his own Keyblade. Cleary, the keyblades were more effectives with him that anything used with him before, but he drove them away with his hand. Free of them, he grabed a fragment of the ruins and threw it against Kuran.
He looked at it and growled, "I am seriously sick of this!"
And with a roar he charged at the debris and cut it while jumping forward towards the armor, pulling out his double bladed spear.
Will ran up to the armor, enveloping his hand in a silver aura and punching it in the leg with enough force to bring it him into his knees, giving Kuran a better opening.
Grinning, he charged in and forced his spear into the armor, giving him something to step on to reach the head, slicing at it with all of his strength. Will also began to viciously slice at the armor. The two eventually reduced it him to a pile of scrap.
From the remains of the armor got out a crystal sphere, and the armor remains began to float around, spinning around the crystal.
"Better we smash this crystal," told Kuran, throwing his Keyblade at it, hitting it head on.
But the crystal resisted the hit, and 'threw' some remains against them. Kuran hid behind his Darkness Shield while Will got hit by some debris, cutting him badly. Will retaliated by blasting the crystal with a stream of electricity.
The attack seemed to affect it, but the electricity affected the metal remains, turning them more dangerous. Kuran looked at Will, wondering if he had even had considered the chances of the metal could get loaded instead of damaging the crystal Then he grabbed his spear and threw it at the crystal, followed up by his thrown Keyblade.
The ball began to crack by the hits, and soon shattered, the remains falling to the ground. Then they began shining and suddenly they exploded in an explosion of darkness, leaving no trace of it.
"Never thought a ball would end up giving me such a headache," Will sighed.
"Will… I only say Water Temple," told Kuran, then he scratched his chin, "Wait… I have never been in the Water Temple or heard of it… so how do I know about it?"
"Don't pretend that you know how to break the fourth wall," Will stated.
Then Will's handy rang, signaling he got a voice message. He opened it, and heard a strong and loud voice form it, "DON'T BREAK THE FOURTH WALL AGAIN! THE BOTH OF YOU!" that was the entire message.
"You DO realize that Kuran breaks it more than I do right?" Will asked.
Kuran laughed weakly, "I think nobody cares right now… and I am waiting for this captain to show up and stare at us for dealing with this thing."
After returning to the settlement, the people were perplexed of knowing what just happened and how they defeated the Chieftain.
"Still think we're just some kids?" Will mused.
"Okay, I admit that I was wrong," said the captain. "But you still have no idea of the big picture here."
"Then how about you tell us about it?" told Kuran. "After all, if we want to clean up here, it might be a good idea to tell us where to start."
"We can take the cleaning work from here, but I don't know all the details of this mess. But I know who is… I think his name is Yin Bum... or Yan Gen… or Yen Fud… or something similar…"
"Yen Sid," spoke Kuran. "Is he still living in his tower?"
"Who knows? Nobody has gone to that tower in ages… not after all this begun."
"Then we have to try our luck."
"Worth a shot," Will said
"See you later then," told Kuran to the captain, making a Dark Corridor.
They saw them leave across the Dark Corridor.
"Captain, you think they can do something about all this?" asked a soldier.
"I doubt it… I doubt they can stop this age," said the captain. "Sure that they will die at the hands of the first Devil."
At that time, inside a large, dark throne room, dimly lit by wall sconces with faint blue flames, allowing only glimpses at the silhouettes of who might be inside. At this event there was a throne with ornaments representing a dark phoenix in the background, and two feet behind him was a huge mirror.
Sitting on the throne, just seemed to be a woman, impossible to describe by the darkness in the room, looking forward aimlessly, but soon the only large double door at the salon opened, letting in more light, but only part of the room, catching her attention.
Through the door came a woman in armor that allowed to describe her figure, her head completely covered by a helm with two large horns, a pair of wings made of steel feathers on her back, and armed with a black trident red tips.
She kept going until she stopped and knelt with the head facing the ground in front the woman, which was still hidden in the darkness on the throne.
"What's happened?" the woman in the throne demanded to the newcomer.
"Sorry for bothering you, Lady Lilith," the armored female said, rising her head to her mistress. "But we got news from one of the worlds. It seems we have a pair of outlanders, skillful in the use of weapons, including Keyblades."
The woman looked directly at her, and the armored female stared to the ground again. "Keyblades, you say? You mean that we have Keybearers here?"
"Yes, my Lady," was her reply. "The first informs seems to indicate that they dispatched the demons installed in that world, also destroying the one controlling them," she continued. "In resume, we lost control of that world."
She waited for an angry scold for that news, but the scold never came, and Lilith asked, "And you have information of how these outlanders are?"
"For what we know, both are boys, possibly teenagers. Both of them seem have control of the darkness, because they're able of open Dark Corridors, which was never done after the Second Keyblade War. We know that at least one of them is immortal."
"Immortal?" Lilith asked, surprised. "You mean that he can't die?"
"Yes, my Lady. He suffered some mortal blows from our demons, and he still kept fighting. He could be a big threat by this."
"And the second boy?" Lilith asked.
"For what we know, he is more expert in weaponry than the immortal one. Plus all his weapons are formed of darkness. That would mean that his heart could hold more darkness than usual," the armored woman said. "But still, neither of them is able to access to this world unless they have the help of the Princesses of Heart."
"I understand," the woman said, thinking.
"What are your orders, my Lady?"
"Return to Radiant Garden and watch the Princess of Heart there. Be prepared if they try to help the other six Princesses and defeat the Six Devils," she ordered.
"As you wish," the armored female said, standing up and walking back to the door, closing it when she left the room.
"Two Keybearers… interesting… very interesting," murmured Lilith. "At last some fun after a long time."
She leaned to a side of the throne to see the large mirror in the background. The mirror's reflection began to change, soon showing Kuran and Will on it.