Chapter 1: Ven's Arrival
It was an average day at the Land of Departure, and many of the apprentices were practicing with their keyblades. They were divided into two teams. On one team there was Aqua, Flamma, Corbet, and Tractus. On the other team there was Terra, Levitas, Vonda, and Estrel. Watching on the sidelines were Risa, Lynda, Luna, Sereno, Zephyr, and Aestuo.
Luna was a couple years younger than everyone else, she just arrived a few days ago. She had long silver hair and bright blue eyes.
Risa was jumping around cheering both teams on. "GO TEAM ONE! GO TEAM TWO! GO! GO GO!!!!!"
"Why are you cheering," Asked Zephyr, "This isn't a real battle. Your cheering is pointless."
"Grumpy pants." Said Luna.
"Shorty." Zephyr snapped back.
"Okay knock it off you two!" Said Sereno. "Zephyr, grow up for a change. You were fighting with a little girl for pete's sake."
"You're not the boss of me Sereno!"
"I never said I was."
"Well you sometimes act like it."
While Sereno and Zephyr were arguing, Luna looked down from the railing and saw that Master Eraqus was talking to an old man with tan skin dressed in odd robes. Beside him was a young boy about the same age as Luna with a blank expression on his face. "Hey guys! Look at this!" Everyone dropped what they were doing and looked over the edge to see what was going on.
"That boy." Said Aqua. "Is he okay?"
"I'll go see." Terra walked down the stairs to greet the boy. "I'm Terra. What's your name?"
The boy looked up just a little and said, "Ventus."
"Phew, you can talk." He turned to the others and said, "Guys, come here!" The others came to the entrance to greet Ventus.
Aqua stood beside Terra and said, "Hi. I'm Aqua. And these are our friends."
Ventus looked up and said, "Terra
"So, are you here to train with us?" Asked Terra.
"Where are you from?" Asked Flamma.
"Who was that man with you?" Asked Corbet.
"You good with a keyblade?" Asked Aestuo.
Suddenly Ventus began to act strange. Like he was coming down with a migraine. Then he fell to his knees holding his head while screaming.
"Are you okay?" Said Aqua. Then Ventus fainted.
"What did you do?" Said Master Eraqus as him and the mysterious man walked down the stairs.
"N-nothing!" Said Levitas.
"We just asked him some stuff." Confessed Luna.
Eraqus looked at them and said, "Ventus can not tell you anything, because he can not remember anything." Everyone reacted in their own special way.
"Master, we're so sorry. If we had known
"It's alright Aqua." Said Eraqus as the old man carried Ventus to his new living quarters. "Estrel."
"I want you to accompany Master Xehanort to Ventus's room. Try to use your crystal to aid in the healing process."
"Of course." Estrel took the crystal necklace and followed Master Xehanort.
Hours later, most of the apprentices were outside the castle grounds feeling bad about what they did. Then Zephyr waked up to them and said, "You guys are all idiots."
"What?" Said, Levitas.
"I said you guys are idiots. I saw that there was something wrong with Ventus right at the get-go. But then you guys made everything worse when you started to ask him those questions."
"We had no way of knowing what was wrong with him." Said Aqua.
"But still, that doesn't change the fact that you are all stupid idi-"
"Hey!" Vonda stood up in protest, "That's enough Zephyr."
"Shut up Vonda. You couldn't even see what was wrong with him because you're blind! I don't know what Master Tisva was thinking when she made you a keybarer. You're eyes are completely useless, in fact you won't even see-" Just as he was about to hit her, Vonda grabbed his arm.
"I don't need my eyes to see right into your heart." Vonda had a mysterious gift to see the light and darkness within hearts of people and worlds. "I know why you act this way. You are tormented by the very memory of people that you loved deeply. Mistrust has moved into the place where love used to be in your heart."
"SHUT UP!" Zephyr ran off far away from the eyes of the others.
"Was what you said true about him Vonda?" Asked Levitas.
"I'm afraid so. His heart is slowly being engulfed by guilt. In fact he used to be a very friendly person."
"Then what caused him to be so mean?" Said Luna.
"Hard to say. By the way, when I saw that Ventus's heart was completely devoid of darkness."
"How can that be?" Said Levatis. "The only people who are pure are the Seven Princesses of Heart."
"I know what I saw Levitas. And Ventus was just radiating with light. There was also something else, but I couldn't put my finger on it."
"What do you mean?" Said Luna.
"It was as if Ventus had a piece of someone else's heart connected with his."
"It's hard to describe sweetie." She patted little Luna on her head.
"Is this another one of those 'When I'm older' things?" Everyone just laughed.
Meanwhile, Zephyr was in his room looking at a photo while crying.