Naminé gave him a look that should have scorched him to the bone. But she pressed her lips together, glancing up at Tseng.
The Turk leader raised an eyebrow, then met Vincent’s gaze. “The young lady had an interesting request.”
“I wanted to meet people who weren’t Keyed,” the Nobody said, voice thick with unshed tears. “I wanted to know what Sora was fighting for. What all of you fight for.” She sniffled. “What Axel was fighting for. Even if he couldn’t remember it.”
“Part of what he was fighting for.” Vincent had to smile, even if it was bittersweet. “Lea always had a visceral reaction to tyrants.” He drew a breath, and met her gaze. “What did you find?”
“Axel was right. People are strange.” Her white dress ruffled in the wind as she shrugged. “But… that’s not a bad thing. Your Hearts reach out to each other. It’s so warm. I guess… I guess I know what Axel was always trying to find. What Roxas wanted, when he joined Sora to be whole. And Xion….” She looked down, shaking her head. “Axel tried to save all of us. But… he couldn’t. It’s not fair.”
“No,” Vincent agreed softly. “Twice I tried to save him. And… I failed.”
“No you haven’t.” Naminé gripped her pencil in one hand, just as he would grip Cerberus. “Not yet. If you stop Xemnas, if his Kingdom Hearts is shattered-”
“Our world has not come back in ten years,” Vincent stated. He couldn’t hope. He couldn’t.
“But it might.” Blue eyes beseeched him. “I’m Kairi’s Nobody. I can feel… some things. The Heart of your World is trapped in Xemnas’ castle. If we can free it….”