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15 April 2008 @ 10:29 pm
Little Riku/Sora fic  
Title: Of Things To Come
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Characters: Riku, Sora
Word Count: 897
Rating: G
Summary: Sora doesn't like the darkness, but it doesn't seem so bad when Riku's around. Set pre-KHI.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to the lovely youkohiei_fan for betaing and helping with the title.

Sora sat huddled under a blanket with his back against the door, staring at the makeshift bed on the floor next to Riku’s that he had only just recently abandoned. The bed had been far too close to the darkness lurking below Riku’s bed, and once Riku’s mom had turned out the lights, Sora had laid on his back with his eyes wide open, glancing around the dark room, dreading the moment it was going to get darker. Riku didn’t seem to mind; when Sora pushed himself onto his knees to look onto the bed, Riku had looked like he was comfortably asleep, prompting Sora to pout at the other boy. Shortly after that, he had heard a slight rustling sound, which had prompted him to grab his blanket and press his back against the door. Of course, he couldn’t blame Riku for falling asleep; Riku thought Sora’s decision to spend the night had been completely on the spur of the moment just because he wanted to spend more time with his best friend. So, of course not knowing Sora’s real intent in being there, Riku had gone to sleep as soon as his mother had bid them goodnight. With a slight whimper, Sora looked back up at Riku’s sleeping body, and above him, shining in through the window, was the moon already partially obstructed. Soon he wouldn’t be able to see Riku at all.

Earlier that day the grownups had mentioned something called a lunar eclipse would be occurring that night. Sora had not understood most of the conversation, but he did understand one thing. The night was going to get darker. Sora believed the night was already dark enough as it was, and it was after he had heard that conversation that he had gone running to Riku and asked if he could spend the night at his house, unwilling to spend such a dark night alone. He believed his parents would tease him if he tried to crawl into bed with them, and Riku had never seemed frightened of the dark during their previous sleepovers. Although, Riku could not do much good in comforting him if he was sleeping, and Sora feared the darkness was creeping closer.

He pulled his knees tighter to his chest and wrapped the blanket tighter as he glanced nervously at the bottom of Riku’s bed. He didn’t like looking at the void, but he didn’t want to be overtaken by it either while he was not paying attention. He shivered and tried not to think about the darkness too much, looking instead above Riku at the moon still attempting to shine, offering a small bit of light to pour into Riku’s room. The moon that was slowly being engulfed by the darkness. Sora squawked and tried to disappear further into his blanket. Riku stirred on the bed, and Sora stilled for a moment, watching his friend silently to see if he was actually going to wake up. Several long moments passed, but Sora heard nothing else from Riku. The darkness was getting closer. He felt like he couldn’t see Riku as well as he could when he had first crawled up against the wall.

There was only one comfort he could take to protect him from the darkness, and he saw two barriers preventing him from getting that comfort. First of all, the only person who could offer him that comfort was sound asleep. Secondly, now that he had gone over to the door, he had become separated from Riku by an insufferable wall of darkness. He wanted to be closer to his friend, but doing so would put him closer to the never-ending void lurking underneath Riku’s bed. He whimpered and tightened his fist around the edge of the blanket.

Something scratched at the door behind him, and, temporarily forgetting that Riku’s family owned a cat, he launched himself across the room, landed in the bed on the other side of Riku and started shaking his friend’s shoulders. “Riku, Riku, wake up!”

“Sora, what is it?” Riku asked as he groggily sat up.

Sora refused to relinquish his hold on the other boy’s shoulders. “The darkness, the darkness is after me,” he whimpered, looking towards the door and attempting to move closer to Riku.

The scratching stopped, and a soft mew issued from the other side of the door. “It’s just the cat,” Riku said, collapsing back onto the bed. “You must have been dreaming.”

One thing Sora was sure of was that Riku was not allowed to go back to sleep while the darkness was still encroaching upon them. “But I wasn’t dreaming. I haven’t slept tonight,” he insisted, trying his best to keep the other boy awake with him. “Riku, stay awake-“

He was stunned into silence when Riku’s hand confidently covered his. “Go back to sleep.”

Sora slowly laid down next to his friend, grateful when Riku did not remove his hand immediately. From his position on the bed, he could not see the darkness underneath it, and if he turned his back to the window, he could not see the darkness threatening to take over the moon. He might be able to sleep now, just as long as Riku did not leave him again or remove his hand. Somehow the darkness did not seem as frightening when he knew Riku was there with him.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Simple and Clean
Innocently Wicked: FaiAwesomeanangelfalls on April 16th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Kawaii!! I like the younger theme! It's cute. I think it was very sweet of Riku to hold Sora's hand when he got scared. ^^
E'ka: RikuSora handsekas on April 16th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Little Sora and Riku moved into my head and wouldn't go away, and so, this fic was born.

Glad you enjoyed it~! ^.^
Innocently Wickedanangelfalls on April 16th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
You're really trying for that second title aren't you?
E'ka: Sora Cryekas on April 16th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
Now, would this second title be for Kingdom Hearts in general, or RikuSora?
Innocently Wicked: Refuse to obey timeanangelfalls on April 16th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Well seeing as I go by fandom in general, Kingdom Hearts. Unless you want that to change. Check out my profile, you'll see.

Profile. Not Journal.
youkohiei_fan: rikusora kissyoukohiei_fan on April 16th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
^_____^ So cute! (Have been watching the KH stupid files XD)
E'ka: Sora Riku Heartekas on April 16th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
The icon... it's still adorable.

And yay! *claps hands together* I'm glad you enjoyed it!
youkohiei_fan: rikusora kissyoukohiei_fan on April 16th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
^__^ Your RikuSora icons are so pretty...makes me want to try and find some doujinshi ^^
E'ka: RikuSora handsekas on April 16th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Clearly the RikuSora icons are so pretty because Riku is so pretty.
youkohiei_fan: angealxzachyoukohiei_fan on April 16th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
Yes and Sora is so cute
mishy, or eli, or Liz, just pick one♥: ♥  all we need ♥mishiru_shi on April 17th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Sora is always so cute! ♥ ♥ You made him just perfect! Im so glad to read this , so sooo glad! You made me giggle
Thanks a lot
redsixthgunharuko318 on April 17th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
Nice work with the symbolism. I enjoyed reading this. It was the perfect length, I think. =]