Character Introductions and Prologue

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Written by: Kanemaki Tomoco
Original Plan: Nomura Tetsuya and Nojima Kazushige
Illustration: Amano Shiro
Translations: Goldpanner
Copyrighted by Disney, Square Enix and Touchstone Pictures. No profits are gained from these unofficial fan translations. 

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol. 2: Go to the Sea

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Characters

Roxas

The protagonist of this story. Number XIII of the Organisation. He who has lost his memories and his heart, He spends each day feeling doubts about his own self, having lost his memories and his heart, and various things in the world surrounding him. His friendships with Axel and Xion act as support as they carry out missions every day, but as he helps Xion, who falls into a severe condition, something unusual begins to happen to his own body, too.

Riku

Sora’s best friend. Entrusting Sora, who has been put into a sleep in order to put back his scattered memories, to Naminé, posing as an Organisation member, he investigates their goals.

Axel

Number VIII of the Organisation. He had been working with Saïx within the Organisation, the two sharing a common goal. However, as he spends time with Roxas and Xion, their exchanges deepen, and friendship begins to grow. Their fun days together had continued, but it’s not long before a certain thing will lead him to begin to harbour doubts about Xion’s existence.

Xion

A girl who appears as the 14th Member of Organisation XIII, having joined after Roxas. Close to Axel and Roxas, it was routine to spend the time eating sea salt ice cream with them after their mission every day. However, unusual things have begin to happening to her body and her memories, and this will lead her destiny to change drastically.

Xemnas

The leader of the Organisation, and Xehanort’s nobody. He is a figure of absolute power within the Organisation. It’s like he can see through everything that is happening to Roxas and Xion, and is indifferent.

Xigbar

Number II of the Organisation, who wields gun arrows. Usually he is a tease, calling Roxas ‘kiddo’ and Xion ‘poppet’. However, he is very well informed about various things and occasionally a shrewd side of him peeks out.

Saïx

Number VII, who serves as adjutant of the Organisation. Sharing a common goal with Axel, their relationship is that of comrades. For that or whatever reason, he acts as informant to Axel, and gives him what sounds like cautionary advice.

Beast

A prince who was turned into a beast by a witch’s curse. Protecting something important, he battles the Heartless in Beast’s Castle.

Hook

The leader of the pirates, and the enemy of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Having found many treasure maps, he has been ordering his subordinate Smee to dig all over Neverland.

Philoctetes

Foster parent of Hercules. He thinks that Roxas, who comes to Olympus Coliseum, is applying to be his pupil, and tries to begin training him.

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Summoned before her mission for the day, she faced a place she’d never set foot in before. The chilly air brushed her cheeks. She was on a balcony that seemed to be floating in the air.

Xemnas stood in the centre of it.

She had been nervous, thinking perhaps Saïx had found out that she had become unable to use the Keyblade and summoned her, but it seemed as if that was not the case.

I’m not the only one who was summoned. Everyone is standing here around Xemnas.

The time is ripe… the great heart has at last appeared before us,” Xemnas began, spreading both arms to the pitch-black sky.

Floating slowly up there is… a heart-shaped moon…? That’s… Kingdom Hearts?

Rage… hatred… sadness, and happiness. All gathered together are the fruits of the heart… that is Kingdom Hearts. The world will begin to reform from now.”

It feels like that light radiating from Kingdom Hearts is only shining on me.

Gentlemen! In order to gain more power, and, in order to have hearts of our own… All gathered together, we Nobodies must not forget our goal. To gather hearts, to have hearts of our own, to not let the heart mislead us.”

I don’t really understand what Xemnas’ words mean. To gather hearts, to have hearts of our own, to not let the heart mislead us…. What on earth does that mean?

The light pouring from Kingdom Hearts is very pretty, and I feel that the meaning of Xemnas’ words doesn’t really matter.

Hearts… an aggregation of hearts.

If I had a heart…

Xion quietly looked up at Kingdom Hearts.

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Continue to Chapter 1: Your Keyblade

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