Kairi walked around the inside of a old private crypt, while her companions had an eye on the new people that just they found, before of run inside the crypt.
"Oh, my… how did we get in this mess?" She asked, thinking about what just happened.
The three girls were confused, seeing the odd reactions of the two mysterious boys talking between them.
"You...are Kairi...Right?" One of them asked.
"Will… that is the dumbest question I ever heard." told Kuran while waving a hand to her "Because look at her! How can't she not be?"
"I'm just trying to make sure this is not some kind of trick." Will said before examining her.
"...Ok yeah she's Kairi."
"Rena, you have a idea of what's going on?" Asked Kairi to the elf.
"Sincerely, I have no idea." Rena said.
"They act as… if they believe that you were death or something." Said the blonde, Edea Lee.
"Really? For start, I don't know them." Replied Kairi.
"How about we just ask her about Lilith?" suggested Kuran to Will "If she doesn't know about her then we are no longer in this universe." Edea heard them when he said 'universe'.
"Sorry, but you're saying that you aren't from this, universe?" Edea asked, and the two girls looked confused.
"Will and I are from two different universes to be exact" told Kuran
"Oh, then that can explain your reactions." Said Edea, and Rena and Kairi looked her. "I had my own experience about universes, remember?"
They nodded, and then Rena looked them. "The energy they generate, is similar to yours, Kairi, but only similar."
"They're… keybearers or… summoners?" Asked Kairi.
"Keybearers" told Kuran "But funny… the Kairi I know is a summoner as well"
"Freaking Chocobo." Will mumbled as he rub his cheek.
Edea and Rena lowered their weapons and the three walked to them, and Edea began. "How you got here?"
"We sort of...Fell into a trap and was sent here." Will explained. Kuran sighs "Yeah… hurts my pride since it was my favorite form of trap"
"That's what I call 'ironic'." Rena said.
"Heh, yeah. Anyway sorry for the weird reaction from before. It's just before we were sent here we were on a mission to free the Princesses of actually the other Princesses, truth is we don't really know what exactly happened to you." Will said.
Kairi looked him confused, but then got a call from her communicator in her ear. "Yeah, Eve?"
"Kairi, I detect some signals, and one of them generates a large signal of darkness!" Said Eve from the communicator.
"And where is?" Rena asked.
"It is front of Kairi!" She yelled.
Suddenly the three aimed their weapons to who was in front of her: Kuran.
"Should I call Maluz to help you out on this?" asks Kuran sarcastic "i am pretty aware of my strong darkness connection"
"Don't worry, he's harmless." Will said.
"Really? You don't work for Xehanort, Maleficent or the Fallen?" Asked Kairi
"Haven't met Xehanort yet, don't know much of the Fallen and Maleficent. While I have past with her, its rather because of my father. Next time I see her I shove her present into the head" replied Kuran, while generating a sword made of pure darkness in his hand
"Hmm... If you all are dealing with the Fallen too, then it's safe to assume that this universe is strongly similar to the one we were just at..." Will pondered.
The three looked them and then downed their weapons and Kairi replied. "Well, Xeharont and Maleficent wants me by clear reasons, but the Fallen, they just appeared after of around 15 years of inactivity, and three demonesses, a cat-like warlock and a mad man turned into a robotic AI wants me death." Said Kairi. "Is the only I know of them.
"Well knowing our luck, I bet Null, one of the dimensional heartless and somebody we yet have to meet wants us dead as well" told Kuran "Well… most of us because Will here is a bit unkillable"
The three looked Will, doubting if that's true.
"Will… should we prove it or just wait for some unfortunate event?" asks Kuran.
"It would be funny to wait for it." He said.
"Okay, this starts to take the word 'odd' to a new level." Commented Edea.
Suddenly the ground began to shake suddenly, but then stopped.
"What was that?" Asked Kairi.
Edea turned to a side, and then looked in front with a deadpanned face. "Pals, we have problems."
They looked to the same side, and turned to front with the very same face. "Yeah, serious problems, indeed." Said Kairi.
Just on a side began appear from the ground a large sea of zombies, literally 'rising from their graves'
"Will… which game developer came up for this cliche like setting?"
"An easier question would be: Who hasn't." Will said summoning his Keyblade.
"Point" told Kuran, making a few daggers and threw them at the nearest zombies while getting his Keyblade out
Rena shot some magic arrows against some zombies, while Edea and Kairi dealt with the nearest ones, but they were too many.
"Any idea before of end being their meal?" Edea asked, decapitating a zombie.
"Running to a safe place while Will covers the back?" offers Kuran, swinging an axe to cut a row down, followed by spinning a spear around. "Or… THIS!" holding a hand out, forming a dark corridor close to them
"Go in there!" was the keybearers command
"Sure that is safe?" Rena asked, having doubts about the dark corridor...
"NOT ASK AND RUN INSIDE QUICKLY!" Said Kairi and pushed Edea and Rena inside, running to their destination, soon followed by Will and Kuran.
Kairi returned to the reality after of think about the incident, and then looked to Kuran and Will. "Okay, we now we want to know everything. Who are you, and why are you here?"
"I think we already told you what we were doing" told Kuran. "As for names: This is Will and I am Kuran Yuma"
"Yeah, and I suppose that this sudden incident is 'accidentally', right?" Edea asked.
"At least not caused by us" countered Kuran
"Then who caused this?" Kairi asked.
"The Fallen not, indeed." Replied Rena. "That zombies weren't the usual Zombie type Fallen."
"So there just normal Zombies?" Will asked.
"Is possible. After all, this world seems to be cursed." Said Rena.
"But if that's true, we must break the curse. Or else…" Said Edea
"For that we should better find somebody who could tell us about the curse" told Kuran and then everybody stared at behind him. "Let me guess… a living skeleton with a single eye, some odd armor, and missing jaw is standing behind me?" spoke Kuran with a deadpan
"Standing behind you not, but..." Kairi said, signaling behind him.
Just where the tomb of the crypt was, there was a skeleton with the description that Kuran gave, which just sat on the stone bed, as if something was talking in his head.
"Kya! This starts to get odder for moments!" Yelped Edea.
"Confirmed, the curse reanimate the dead." Said Rena.
"Err, sorry if we disturbed you." Said a voice… from inside the skull!
"I think nothing can surpass this on odd." Said Edea, and Kairi nodded, adding. "Somebody I know could confuse this world with Halloween Town."
Will examined the skeleton for a moment. "Hmmm….I know I've seen you before. But I can't remember the name." The skeleton appeared to want to say something, but Will interupted. "No no, don't tell me, I can get it." He said thinking hard.
After a few moments a name popped into his head.
"Sir Daniel Fortesque the great Hero of Gallowmere, If I'm not mistaken."
"hero? This guy?" asks Kuran "I have my doubts"
The skeleton looked Kuran offended, but then sat on the stone bed.
"Excuse him, he actually awaken." Said the voice inside the skull, appearing to be a small green thing with a eye, looking across the empty eye slot.
"And you are?" Kairi asked.
"Oh sorry. While usually the corpse's skulls have just worms, Dan is honoured of have the great genie Al Zalam."
"A genie?" Said Edea. "Sorry if I doubt it."
"Truly, we the genies lives trapped within the lamps. That is bad, and very oily for the skin, but far worse, let me you, is when the evil sorcerer tricks you, and traps you inside the skull of a cowardly knight." Al said, and the skeleton, Daniel felt offended by that, shaking his head. "You say I lie? Well, if you're busy being dead, we all just sit back and watch Zarok destroy Gallowmere once more." By only naming 'Zarok', he panicked and jumped behind the table. That reaction made Will slap his forehead.
"You know this Zarok?" Asked Rena to Will.
"He was a court jester who had been practicing dark magic to raise an army of the dead. It was Sir Dan here that had led a militia against him and had been know as a great hero well over one hundred years ago." He explained.
"Yeah, but I was there that fateful day, that's only a story." Said Al but Dan tried to shut up him. "Say what you want, but I saw you hanging back, pretending to tie your bootlace, and getting hit by the first stray arrow!"
"But he is a hero or not?" Asked Edea, completely confused.
"History will forever know him as one...Even if he WAS the first poor guy to die." Will said.
The skeleton sighed beaten. "Come on, I know you're a tough guy deep you. We can work with that!"
"Okay, what we can get helping you?" Rena asked.
"If we don't stop Zarok, this curse can attract the Fallen here, and the things can get worse." Said Kairi.
"Assuming it already hasn't" Will added.
"Eve could have detected them." Replied Rena.
"And who is Eve?" asked Kuran
"A friend from my world, a Nasod girl that actually is in the Gummi Ship, watching the world." Rena answered.
"While we're on the topic of introduction, what about you two?" Asked Will.
"Oh, sorry, with all this problems we forgot present ourselves." Said Rena. "I'm Rena, a elf from Elrios."
"And I'm Edea Lee, daughter of Braev Lee, Marshal of Eternia's Duchy." Said Edea.
"A pleasure." Will smiled.
"Eternia?" asked Kuran "Do you happen to come from Luxendarc?"
"Yeah." Edea replied. "Why you ask?"
"Have been there once" told Kuran "Three years ago. Is your Eternia a neverending spring land as well?"
"You was wrong. Eternia is a neverending WINTER land." Said Edea.
"That's one drastic difference" told Kuran surprised "Back to the main topic"
"That fact right now is that Zarok is back and has cursed this world with his undead army. Can't have that now can we?" Will stated.
"True." Said Kairi and then looked Dan. "And maybe we can help him to take down that mad wizard." Then Dan looked them.
"Yes, is a good idea." Said Al inside the skull.
"For that we better leave this crypt and graveyard… and where does our yet to be seen friend have his home?"
"Is said that he has large fortress floating somewhere around Gallowmere." Said Al.
"Either if that info is useful, first we must get outta here." Said Kairi and then talked to her ear communicator. "Eve, is safe get outside?"
"There still are zombies around the graveyard, but not the large sea that I spotted before." Said Eve from the communicator and Kairi communiqued it to the others.
"Well with that said: Let's get going." Will said and tried to open a Dark Corridor… but isn't worked.
"Don't tell me it is blocked now"
"Well….Damn." He sighed.
"I guess were taking the long way…"
"And how we got outside this crypt?" Asked Rena.
Kairi found a book near the tomb and read it. "This book says that if somebody buried was still 'alive', must use a rune somewhere in the crypt for open the door."
"Sounds simple… too simple"
They looked around, until they found a rune inside of one of the rooms in the crypt, and using it they opened the door, getting outside the crypt.
When out, they found a small horde of Zombies which was quickly dealt with. And when they found the exit of the graveyard, they discovered that they needed a key for open it, and was just in the mausoleum on the only hill found in the graveyard.
"Such a nice detour"
After the long detour to the hill, at his feet, they found a old man with odd clothes similar to a mage, holding a trident at the mausoleum entrance. "Ohhh nooo… YOU'RE back." The mage reacted after spot Daniel. "Looking like something from a butcher's dustbin. And what's that SMELL? Eau de-Composition?"
Edea smelled Dan. "Now he mention it, yes." That two comments offended Dan.
"Well, you're too late, anyway." He said, ignoring the people NEAR Dan. "My army has already risen from the grave. Still, never mind, eh? Chalk it up as yet another of your inglorious failures." He said and began to laugh, but suddenly cough. "I really need to work on that mocking laugh." He commented and then went inside the building.
"He is who I believe he is?" Kairi asked with an eyebrow raised.
"Yup that's Zarok. Ugly little bastard ain't he?" Will confirmed.
"Yeah, very ugly." Said Rena.
"Now that we have him here, we can deal with him now." Said Edea.
"Edea… trust my expertise on these things. We won't get him now. Sort of cliche and the rest would break something" told Kuran "But at least we could try, get the key get out and try to deal with every shit on this world until we finally go to his castle and kill him. Knowing our luck we will face probably a dragon and meet death on the way."
"Please, don't try to scare us." Said Kairi. "Enough we have with was we already saw."
"If I were trying to scare you, I would tell you about Maluz" told Kuran "This guy is a real scare"
"Nothing compared to Null in my opinion." Will stated.
"Null?" Edea asked.
"He's...A messed up Heartless. And since were traveling together you'll more than likely meet him soon." Will stated.
"And any detail about him that we need to know?" Edea asked
"Humanoid appearance and as a mask covering his whole head, but is most intimidating feature is that he can wield a Keyblade." He explained.
"Great, just great…" Kairi groaned. "Anything else?"
"He's immortal…" Everyone, either Dan and Al, looked Will shocked. "You heard that right."
"Deal with him must be worse that deal with a stubborn camel in the middle of a desert in Summer." Said Al.
"You have no idea…" Will sighed.
"Anyway, let's get up there for catch Zarok, or at least get the key." Said Kairi.
"I agree with you here" told Kuran
"If you are going to go to the mausoleum… do you do me a favor?" asks a voice and Kuran groans "WIll… is in this world ANY time related object or being?"
The three girls looked confused and turned to who said that. And they found a white Hedgehog looking at them.
"yes me again"
"Wodahs" was the simple reply and Kuran asks "What do you want?"
"Simple: In the tomb is a hourglass. I want to ask you to bring it to me! And if you want to ask why I don't get it myself: This place has a spell that prevents anybody with time spells to enter. Not counting keybearers. And it should be for your advantage as well: Does Bravely Second ring a bell?"
If was possible, everybody could had a ? on their heads.
"An interesting Ability. I thought Edea would know what I am talking about" told Wodahs, but then thought she could had not use something has that. "An interesting ability… lets you make a free move with the enemy giving no chance to counter. A variation of the stop spell but much more potent. No stop spell existing could counter this ability"
"Eeeeh, sure that will work in this situation?" 'Babbled' Dan.
"Three times before it has to recharge" told Wodahs.
"And how long needs to recharge?" Asked Edea.
"24 hours for all three uses." told the hedgehog "Thought it starts recharging after the first use so for example if you use it now, it take only 8 hours to be completely recharged"
"Are you sure? And why you want us to get that hourglass?"
"Ask them" told Wodahs and points to Kuran and Will "Me for my part I am leaving. Once you deal with this world's problem, I collect the hourglass from you"
And with that he disappears.
"This is natural for you?" Rena asked. "Because seems be a magnet for odd things."
"You have no idea" told Kuran.
"And what happen with him and this hourglass?"
"From what it sounds he wants it. He is collecting all sort of time related magic to do something crazy that will freeze up a lot of alternate universes in time" told Kuran
"And… why you help him?" Said Rena. "Play with the time is dangerous. I heard stories of somebody that got sealed inside the time space itself by play with that powers."
"It's usually dangerous when you're new to it. The more you use it the more you can handle, At least that's how it is for me." Will said.
"Anyway, let's get that key, find that hourglass, and hope not use it without reason." Said Rena.
"And about your question with helping him: I never recalled that I said that we are helping him willingly. He just has a knack to make us work in his way"
"In fact: I have half a mind to find and then break it right in front of him. But enough talking, let's get going." Will said before moving ahead.
Kuran agreed and moved with him, blade ready.
The three girls and Dan also moved, and after of have a lot of problems with undeads, skeletons and rolling rocks, soon reached the Mausoleum. Soon them went inside, finding Zarok behind some jails.
"Ohhh, Dan. Daniel. Dannikins. You are so persistent; I'll give you that." Zarok said. "But then so are beggar's babies, and I trample those underfoot, too!" Then he sighs. "Look, you really must get it into your thick, exposed cranium. You, neither your allies, CANNOT stop me from conquering Gallowmere."
"That's what do you think." Said Kairi.
"Ha, already I have transformed the populace into servile zombies and drained the sunlight from the skies, withering many a tomato plant in the process. How could a spindly monovisual carcass like YOU reverse the momentum of such a epic master plan!"
"The only thing we need to do is get rid of you." Will stated pointing his Keyblade at the sorcerer.
"Maybe, maybe. But you see where your stubbornness hag got you? Do you SEE?" Asked Zarok. "All you're trapped forever in this necropolis!"
"Really?" Edea asked.
"Still you could always discuss your predicament with my good friend up there." He said, showing a showcase of a monster behind him. "I'm sure he'd do his best to help you!" He then laughed.
"We have to beat THAT?" Edea asked, staring the showcase.
"Sadly I can't hang about to listen the musical twang of your tendons. My army is amassed and it will not be long before my scouts locate the Demon Claw that will unlock my beloved Shadow Demons!"
"Sure the things will get worse if that happens." Commented Rena while Dan 'yawned'
"I must return home to oversee the invasion of this pathetic realm. And possibly take a power-nap." Finished Zarok.
"Sorry, but you will not take that nap." Said Rena and shot a mana arrow from her bow to Zarok, but this one disappeared in a red cloud curtain, missing the shot, hitting the showcase instead, but without break it. Suddenly the showcase began to move and from it appeared a large red demon made of glass, with a beating heart of glass inside his glass ribs.
"Was worth a try" admits Kuran and got two blades out, through the other was hold in an reverse grip and he was surrounded by a black smoke
"Just a little Question Rena… if I hand you an arrow out of darkness, would you shoot it at an exposed spot, preferable a weak spot?" wondered Kuran
"Well, I could try, but with a normal bow. This one only shots mana arrows." She said. "But maybe we could find a bow here that you can use. I see that you're all melee, without many ranged attacks."
"True." told Kuran "And it is more… about asking you to shoot a bomb" told Kuran, while offering a dark arrow.
"What do you mean with that?" She asked
"The arrow is like a bomb" told Kuran "Highly concentrated darkness, which explodes whenever I want"
"I understand, but still we should need a normal bow for that."
"Why not yours?" asks Kuran "Because I was thinking to send it with yours"
The Glass Demon threw a curtain of glass daggers, forcing them to duck for avoid them.
"If I can say something, a mana bow can only work with mana arrows, because needs mana for create the string." Said Al. "For that you should use a bow with a string."
"Can we talk about this later?" Will said as he swatted away any shard that flew towards him with his blades.
"True! We will find a bow later!" Said Kairi, jumping to a side seeing the monster jumping over them, and everybody moved aside.
Kuran grabbed his Arrow and changes it into a dagger which he threw at the monster, but it bounced when clashed with the body.
Will threw his Keyblade, hitting the monster in the face.
The Glass Demon looked him and threw some daggers to him
"We need a crack" told Kuran "Then we could try to blow it up" giving them an idea what he was thinking, but without warning the monster began to float and his chest opened, showing his glass heart, which was preparing some type of attack.
"You're the expert, any idea of what will do now?" Asked Al to Will.
"Come on that heart piece is practically saying 'HIT ME'. Just don't linger on it for too long." He responded.
"In this case" told Kuran and threw a few more daggers, making sure they explode on impact.
The impacts cracked the heart glass a little, but the heart shot a beam to them, but they dogged it.
"You said nothing about that the heart SHOOTS a beam." Said Kairi to Will.
"I SAID DON'T LINGER ON IT FOR A REASON!" He countered.
"Less talk and more shoot!" Said Edea
"Yeah" told Kuran, throwing more daggers and his Keyblade whenever he got it back.
Kairi sent some Fira and Blizzara against the heart, while Rena shot some arrows against it too, keeping moving around while Will shot a Mega Flare.
"When is the heart showing again?"
"We must wait sure." Said Kairi.
"I hope not too long" told Kuran and threw more daggers
They kept attacking him, while he retaliated them more aggressively, until he began again to prepare his 'heart attack'.
"Who came to this idea?" asks Kuran "Sounds crazy"
"Tell it to me." Babbled Daniel, throwing some daggers to it.
Then Kairi looked Kuran. "What could happen if a Fira hits one of that explosive daggers?"
"Never tried it." told Kuran "Since these daggers are made of darkness"
"Let's see what happens." Said Kairi.
"Alright" he told and threw an extra charged one.
When impacted, Kairi shot a Fira against the dagger, causing a large explosion of fire and darkness, that shattered completely the heart, and without it, the demon fell to the ground, shattering into pieces, leaving only what seemed a key made of glass.
"I don't want be near of that explosion." Commented Edea.
Dan walked to the key and grabbed it.
"And where is this hourglass supposed to be?" asked Kuran
"Good question." Will stated.
"Should we look?"
"If is a time control tool, surely something could get odd around it."
"Like… shards floating in the air?"
"Well, if they float because time is stopped, yes."
"You mean like that?" Will asked, pointing to what Kuran was talking about.
Some of the shards in what the Glass demon shattered were, in fact, floating in the air, as if the time had stopped on them.
"Yeah, is possible."
"And who goes to look?" Al asked, and everyone got away of Daniel, making him sigh. "Don't worry, pal, I'm with you. After all, I have no option."
Dan began to open the tombs that were in the area near the shards, and soon found what seemed an hourglass, and he grabbed it.
"I think, if so powerful is this hourglass, I think we could get something from it." Commented Al.
"And leave that hourglass at the hands of anybody? No, thanks." Said Rena.
"Come on, let's get outta here." Said Kairi.
After get outside the mausoleum, and open the door, cursing to who though on put the keyhole of such door UNDER A BROKEN BRIDGE away of it, only reachable crossing a river, they were able to get to the route that got outside the graveyard. But still they needed to find a form of follow Zarok.
"Any idea of where go now?" Kairi asked.
"How about we go to the city and look what the situation is there? Perhaps we are lucky and find somebody who could tell us more" told Kuran "We just have to watch out for zombified people."
"And any freak we can find there." Said Kairi.
They walked around, until they found somebody with black robes without head, and with a large scythe. "Greeting strangers, I am Death. It is I who ease the passage of lost souls on their final journey… The hours are hell but I wanted a job working with people."
Everybody, included Will, got white seeing him, and the only who 'talked' was Dan. "Hello Mr Death."
"I bet this is the Death of this world." Suggested Rena.
"But hold, you three, the girls, aren't a little away of your worlds, isn't?" Commented Death looking Kairi and the others girls. Then looked Kuran and Will. "And you two... seems you aren't from this universe. But you, have we not meet before?" He asked to Dan, until he remembered it. "Sir Daniel Fortesque! I've done you once already… I never forget a corpse." He said.
"It's that pesky Zarok!" He continued. "I'm up to my eye sockets in the ex-deceased. Business hasn't been this brisk since the great Massacre of Mellowmede, I may have to take on an intern."
"Since we are here to deal with him, how about you give us some info we could work with?" suggested Kuran "And… does a guy exist named Maluz? Or Ynsadi?"
"Well, if they don't got here, I have no idea." Death said. "But, help you fight Zarok? Of course, if only to get some rest. I'd be off on holiday, topping up my tan if it wasn't for that evil madman!" He accepted. "But there IS a way to stop him…"
"Please, go on…" babbled Dan.
"What is that way you're talking about?" Asked Kairi.
"You'll need the ANUBIS STONE. It was used by Zarok 100 years ago to create an un-dead army… the very army that you fought on the day of your… er… arrow-based mishap." Death explained, and Dan looked depressed, knowing what he meant. "After that most bloody of battles, the Gallowmere people acquired the stone. To prevent its power used again for evil, they broke it into four and gave each piece to a trusted member of the realm." He continued. "You'll will need to find all four pieces to use the Stone's power. Then you can summon an army that can compete with Zarok's elite guard: The terrifying Fazguls."
"I take it you know where these pieces are?" Will implied.
"Well, I've seen and heard things on my deathly duties. I could write a book, you know… of course, no publisher would touch it. All they want these days is romantic fiction and epic poems."
"I'm more of a fantasy adventure guy myself…"
"Fantasy" told Kuran
"Anyway… one piece was buried with the great Mullock chief. His tomb is in this very cemetery. The Mayor of Sleeping Village inherited a piece from his predecessor, and knows it's current whereabouts. There's a rumour that the witch of Pumpkin Gorge has a piece in her possession, although she may have put that about herself for drum some tourists fortune-telling trades. Ah yes, and the fourth and final piece is in possession of the deceased King of Gallowmere." Dan suddenly got in a military salute. "Assuming he IS still deceased. You never know these days, do you? But if he IS, it'll will be locked in his castle vault, okay?"
"So, one is here, other is in the village, other in that place, and the fourth in the castle. Okay." Said Kairi.
"Thank you." Thanked Dan.
"You're very welcome. Now go and stop Zarok, before he drives me to a early grave."
"Driving Death to the grave?" asked Kuran "That… is an odd way to say… the Mayor first?"
"The first stone is just near here, so is better get it first." Said Kairi.
"That's why I asked" he admits "Let's go"
They walked until they soon found a massive tomb, surely from the said Mullock. Soon they discover that in the top of the large tomb was possible dig. Kuran soon created three shovels with darkness: One for him, one for Will, and the last for Dan.
"Why not they too?" Dan 'asked', signaling the girls.
"You want us to do the dirt work?" Asked Rena, joking.
"A real knight shouldn't force three young girls to do such a work." Edea taunted.
"And, my heart is pure light. The shovel could disappear if I touch it." Finished Kairi.
"If you were Maluz: Yes. You? Explosion" told Kuran "Tried it with the Kairi I know to give her some options to her summoning and Keyblade skills by handing over throwing knives…"
"just start digging." Will said as he began to do so.
Dan sighed and began to dig with the other two, until they found what they were looking. "Ah a piece of the Anubis Stone!" exclaimed Al. "It's power and worth is unimaginable! I know a bar where can get cash for this." Suddenly Dan hugged it tightly when he heard this bad idea.
"Now that we have this, we should get moving before any unpleasing surprise shows up" told Kuran, thought they turned as the earth shook for a moment and Kuran sighed "Me and my big mouth…"
In front of them were now three Axe Armors, ready for combat.
"Fallen, just opportunistic." Kairi sighed.
"Oy, it's always something." Will sighed before summoning his Keyblade.
One of the armors threw his chakra-like axe against Edea, which blocked it with her katana, but the other two threw their weapons to the keybearers.
Will knocked the weapon away with his own katana before stabbing the Fallen with his Keyblade.
Kuran had a shield up to block the hit before going in and starts cutting his opponent.
The attacked Fallen disappeared releasing the heart and soul on them, while Rena shot a pair of arrows that hit on chest and head, destroying the third one.
"If when you say something and something bad happens, please, shut up." Said Al to Kuran.
"Sorry?" Said Kuran.
"Let's get outside this place and find the remaining pieces." Said Kairi.
The group leaved the tomb and reached to a squared courtyard between the cemetery and the outside, but when they got inside, both doors suddenly closed, with Dan 'comically' eye-popping looking the door behind them.
"And now what?" Asked Edea.
"Hehehehe, hey, having fun in the cemetery?" Asked a very AWFUL known voice for Kuran and Will.
"Null? Seriously? are you following us to the end of our days?"
The group looked around, until found a humanoid-like heartless sitting on one of the wolf-like statues over the door.
"That's Null?" Kairi asked.
"Yes… Will's heartless and uncomfortably unkillable like Will."
"Okay." Said Edea.
"Yeah, and for your info, I'm only here because Lilith 'ordered' me to follow you, but I like how the things are going in this world. Is… entertaining." Said Null.
"You have a sick humor" told Kuran "How was it to run without head by the way?"
"Say whatever you want, but I'm busy now looking around, but I can leave my guys to deal with you." Said Null and soon they were surrounded by Fallen, 5 of them being armors with short swords, another 5 carrying heavy shields and spiked maces, and 5 ones holding bows.
Kuran didn't hesitate a single moment to pull his blades out.
Will threw his Keyblade at one with a bow before blasting it with a barrage of ice icicles. And another one found Kurans keyblade on the head
Rena shot to the shield user Fallen, distracting them time enough for Edea for reach their back and attack them from behind, while Kairi attacked with her keyblade to the sword user Fallen.
Another was about to strike from behind only for Will to push her out of the way, getting sliced in half as a result.
Dan looked shocked what happened to Will. And so the other girls.
"What the?" Asked Rena, shocked.
"cannot help but… Pull yourself together Will!" told Kuran, while slicing the next fallen the head off
Will's lower half jumped up and kicked away a Fallen that was about to attack Dan.
Dan looked more confused at that.
"Dan! Hey, Dan, wake up! We have things to do!" Said Al from his skull, snapping him from his confusion.
Daniel shook his head and holding his blade began to attack blindly against the fallen, either spinning his torso 360 degrees at times.
Thought one time he hit a shield from Kuran who just told "Watch out where you swing this thing! here are others as well"
"Yeah, I might be immortal, but the others aren't." Will's disembodied upper half said.
"And will… I made this joke already BUT pull yourself together!"
"I would but these guys aren't giving me the chance to." He countered.
"Would a free fall of… sixty meters time enough?"
"I suppose it would."
"If you're thinking on use a Dark Corridor, they're blocked." said Kairi, dealing with one of the bodyguards.
"Just leave me give you space." Rena said and began to shoot arrows to who was near of Will.
Eventually Will got himself in one piece before slicing through the remaining Fallen.
"Okay, is over alrea-" Said Edea, before of slash behind her, where was Null, who jumped away of her.
"You have good senses for your age, but the next time you will not avoid me." Null said, but then felt that was touching something with a hand, and when he turned his head, found that the hand was just on one of Rena's large breasts, and she was blushing, angry. "Uh oh."
"YOU PERVERT, GET LOST!" Yelled Rena and with a punch sent Null flying across the gate, soon disappearing from their view.
"Nice punching arm." Will smiled.
And Kuran made a few more steps away and told to Will "Will… make sure she doesn't get an energy drink"
"Better. NO energy drinks for ANYBODY."
Rena looked them, still with his angry face. And Kuran jumps on Will's arms who gave him a deadpan look.
"Looks at her face"
"Scary." Will said before dropping Kuran on the ground. "Let's move on already."
"You know Will… you could have played along this joke"
"Yeah, I could have…" Will said smiling to himself.
Soon they got out the graveyard, and now they had to choose between two zones: reach Sleeping Village or the Pumpkin gorge.
"So where to next?" Will asked.
"Let's do two groups. One will go to the Sleeping Village, and other to the Pumpkin gorge." Suggested Kairi.
"Sounds like a plan. so who goes where?"
"Village" told Kuran "I don't want to run into a witch… too many problems in the past"
"I go to the Village too." said Kairi.
"I will go with you." Said Rena.
"So, that leaves me, Dan and Will to the Pumpkin gorge." Said Edea.
"Then it's settled."