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"Unemployed" (Mafia Boss)
Pay attention, 'cause I'm only gonna tell it once.
Once upon a time, there was a kid with a dream. Funny thing about dreams, though, they don't always turn out the way you expect. Vague dreams - Like just wanting to bE certAin you're remembered - are even more likely to go off the rails.
Hey - do you know what happens when a person loses their Heart?
If they're lucky, they don't even remember what happened, or who or what they were before. When a person is consumed by Darkness, the Heart transforms into a creature of darkness and instinct - a Heartless. If the person possessed a strong will, the body and soul left behind become a Nobody - a creature relegated to the middleground between light and darkness. In a sense, they just don't exist, but they do remember what they were before.
If they're really lucky, if they happen to be exceptionally strong-willed, they get to keep their human form.
So this kid with a dream, and his best friend, have the bad luck to lose theIr heartS, right, only their bodies And souls don't disappear and the next thing they know there's a weird guy in a black coat recruiting them into something called "Organization XIII". Well, what were they supposed to do? Memories of their past, but no hearts to evoke emotion, they couldn't see any problem with joining up. They get new names, numbered ranks, and they form a new plan. They're gonna tAke Organization XIII over from the insidE.
It seems Like a great way to make sure you're remembered.
So they get in good with the higher-upS, until our Dreamer is trusted with A new recruit, a new Nobody kId - number XIII himself - called Roxas. The kid's a zombie at first, barely wants to talk, but he starts to open up after a while. The two will eventually become unlikely friends and our Dreamer could never have predicted that this kid will be the one to help him feel again.
There are a lot of things our Dreamer has done since joining the Organization that were necessary for The Plan to progress. Other members were killed, and he doesn't feel bad about that. Nor does he regret deceiving others, pretending to be their friend to earn their trust for the sake of The Plan. He has manipulated and betrayed and lied in his quest to reach the top with the Best Friend I mentioned earlier - and he would do it all over again, exactly as it happened the first time, in a heartbeat.
Even slowly, unintentionally, replacing his old best friend with his new one and eventually abandoning The Plan.
Even saving the Keyblade wielder Sora. The kid who, upon giving up his own heart to save his friend, becoming a Heartless, inadvertently birthed the Nobody Roxas and, strangely enough, was able to regain his heart without re-joining with his Nobody. Which is crazy - we thought that was impossible, but there he was.
Even if Sora is the reason Roxas is captured after deserting the Organization. The reason his memories are wiped. The reason he forgets our Dreamer.
He tries. He tries so hard to remind Roxas, to bring the kid back without destroying him as ordered - even if it meant sacrificing himself as a consequence of disobedience. It would be worth it, he thought.
But it hurts, being forgotten like that.
What hurts more are the lies. Roxas' attempts to make him believe he'd regained his memories.
Nobodies aren't supposed to have emotions. They don't have hearts to hold them, after all. But that kid did something to our Dreamer, made him feel again. It was almost like having his heart back.
I - he just wanted to see Roxas again.
When Roxas finally does remember, it's too little too late. There's a fight but...our Dreamer just can't bring himself to destroy the kid, or drag him back.
And then it's really too late. Roxas and Sora, two sides to the same Heart are joined together again and Roxas is lost. Gone.
So our Dreamer comes up with a new Plan. Desperate times, desperate measures and all that, ya know? If he can make Sora a Heartless again, he figures Roxas will reappear.
You have any idea how hard it is to keep track of a teenage girl under normal circumstances? Now factor in multiple other worlds and a guy who's probably bitter about some stupid stuff in the past involving our Dreamer.
If there's anything he regrets, it's the waning of the relationship with his ex-bestie, and kidnapping the girl, Kairi. The girl Sora once sacrificed his own Heart for.
He tried to make it right. He really did. He thought taking the girl would work, would force Sora to become a Heartless again and release the part of himself that had formed Roxas. That he could get his friend back.
He makes a decision in the spur of the moment, stuck between factions and sides - the Organization versus the Keyblade wielder versus his own desires. He finds Sora, and his companions the duck and the dog and the mouse, stuck in the place Betwixt and Between, the space between worlds opened through portals into the Darkness.
If he can't have Roxas back, he can at least try to save Sora.
It's stupid, to put all of himself into a last-ditch attack, but the numbers of lesser Nobodies are overwhelming and, if he's being honest with himself, our Dreamer really wants Sora to win, to take down the Organization and the source of everything that's gone wrong with his life since waking as a Nobody.
He thought he was gonna die, he really did. He didn't expect to find himself in a new world where his portals don't work, where he's cut off from his lesser Nobody minions.
So that's it. The whole sad, sordid, tale. Or the important parts, anyway.
Got it memorized?
In his own universe, he can also access the corridors of darkness which are used to travel between worlds, as well as summon Assassin Nobodies from the darkness to aid him in battle. In Ipsum, however, these abilities are unusable as there is no connection between this world and his universe.
That one magical girl anime
Roswell, you really managed to snag up my heart and drag it around with this app, I cannot even begin to describe how much I love Axel and to see his story retold in such a way just dug that knife deeper into my feelings. Having him retell his own tale in a way that keeps his true emotions under a veil is so very Axel and I couldn't help but smile at the control you already hold over this wonderful boy and the muse you have developed for him. Here's to hoping he can be reunited with Roxas, after all, that's all he wanted, yeah? .
Welcome to Ipsum Axel! You have been sorted into NADIR! Please be sure to fill out your Claims and your Mini Profile, and let us know that you have finished that here, so we can properly sort you!