Connected to the Chain - Pt XIMarluxia faded away. "Did we win?" Goofy asked. Sora turned with a smile and thumbs up. Xanarian and, as she could see, Naminé, knew better.
"You could say that." Marluxia's voice echoed in the room. Marluxia appeared before them and Xanarian finally understood. "Of course," she sighed. "Stupid me "
"What you destroyed was merely an illusion of me," Marluxia explained.
"So what?" Riku charged to attack, but when his sword made contact, flowers scattered everywhere. Marluxia was nowhere to be found. "Another imitation," Riku spat angrily.
"He hasn't moved from that spot," she said shaking her head. "This entire time he's been in there." She looked to the double doors and sighed. "And I didn't even notice. Some help you are "
"I can feel his power," Sora said staring at the same door. "It's trying to destroy my heart."
"Don't worry," Goofy said. "We'll just take care of him together!!"
"Sora, come on!!" Donald added.
Sora turned to Riku. "I want you to protect
Connected to the Chain - Pt XAttacks in fast progression, walls of fire that spread throughout the whole room, the sharp blades of a Chakram cutting through flesh. Axel was a tough customer, and Xanarian saw that he had been holding back the first time. Sora was holding his own, however, the match with Javelin clearly showing from her perspective. Still, Xanarian wanted nothing more than for Axel to leave as Marluxia and Naminé did, using the distraction to undoubtedly devise a plan. "You're wasting our time," she sighed. "Please just go Axel!!" she screamed. Sora had unleashed the magic attack from last time, the light of his heart blinding her once again. It took a while for her eyes to readjust, but when she could see again, Axel was still fighting, but clearly on his last legs. Xanarian was begging him to go. Finally, Axel fell to his knees.
"You're better than I thought you'd be," he managed to get out. "It was worth saving you after all!"
"Saving me? What do you mean?" Sora was clearly confused.