A name defines an object. Describes the span of it. Gives it purpose.
We embarked upon the Replica Program to ensure our new power stays ours. Now, our shadow puppet, “No. i,” lives. It needs a name. Something to define it. To give the hollow vessel purpose.
Seems like we’re getting new members every day. No. XIII was a boy, Roxas. Now we’ve got a No. XIV, Xion.
Today’s mission was to show Roxas the ropes. I feel like they’ve had me babysitting him since he got here. He’s not a bad kid, but he’s spacey. Good fighter, though. At least I won’t be bored.
The Program is largely on target. No. i, my finest Replica, has proven an even greater success than anticipated.
I intend to take the other vessel-judged unfit for number status-to Castle Oblivion, where I will subject it to further testing.
One thing is clear: could these Replicas not be classified as a special sort of Nobody?
Honestly, I never got why Roxas was so crazy about Xion. I know they both joined around the same time, and they’re both rookies, but how do you get close to somebody who hides their face all the time?
Well, I saw it today. All of a sudden, No. XIV up and takes ff…her hood. Xion is a girl, and she looks just like Namine.
Talking to Roxas and Xion always beings back memories of my human life, back when I was a kid. It’s a weird sensation.
I ought to be able to share all this with Saix, but I just don’t feel like it anymore. It’s strange, but I’m content with just missing what’s gone. I’m not the one who changed. You did.
There has to be something to what Saix said. Why isn’t Xion qualified to be one of us? He said to just look at her, but at what? The fact that she looks like Namine?
Xion and Namine must be connected. Whose nobody is Xion, anyway? What is Saix hiding?
Xion’s appearance should vary based on the relation of the viewer to her. Saix sees her simply as a puppet. The Program approaches completion. Though Roxas, Xion is assembling a copy of the hero of the Keyblade. As proof, she sometimes appears to take on his form to my eyes.
Axel’s always helped me out, so I just assumed he would again. How long has he known about me? Maybe since long before we met in Castle Oblivion. But he told me to think for myself. I was so happy. But now, as I get stronger, Roxas keeps getting weaker.
I shouldn’t exist anymore. They say that Nobodies were never meant to exist, but I’m the real affront. But before I’m gone, I want to help Roxas and Axel. Even just a little. I think the boy I saw today is the same as Sora from my memories.
Riku gave me this time. Axel told me to spend it thinking for myself. The Organization is determined to erase either me or Roxas. They’ll never allow us to coexist. I love Roxas and Axel. I’m sure Saix would scoff at that. Call it a trick of my artificial memories. But the time I spent on that clock tower was real.
I wish the three of us could stay together, just like this, forever.
But I have to end this. I’ll never forget today’s sunset. Even if Roxas and Axel do, I won’t forget.