Without A Heart

Another installment of my one-shot book. Enjoy!

“I gave good advice! And I'm wearing pants! Praise be the pants!”

Zexion was sitting in his normal chair in the library reading a book. He enjoyed reading and the library was one of the only places where he could actually do so. It was quiet until the door slammed shut. Zexion looked up to see The Melodious Nocturne walking towards him.

"Hey Zexy!" The Nocturne yelled and ran toward the Schemer.

"What do you want Demyx?"

"Vexen wanted to use me as an experiment! I'm hiding!"

"I think he wanted to do more than that," Zexion muttered.

"What did you say?"

"Nothing. Now why are you hiding in here?"

"Because he'd never think to find me here. That and you can protect me from scary Vexen."

"Why would I do that?"

"Because we're friends and you love me."

Zexion didn't respond and looked down at his book, pretending to read. He couldn't deny that he would help the blonde if he was in trouble or needed him. He couldn't help but taking a liking to the cheerful musician. There was just something that drew Zexion to him, though he wasn't about to admit he liked Demyx that way.

"Whatcha reading?" Demyx asked peering over Zexion's shoulder.

"Twelfth Night."

"Where's the pictures?"

"Over there," Zexion said pointing toward a bookshelf against the wall.

"Okay," Demyx said happily and practically skipped toward the bookshelf.

Zexion sighed as he watched the nocturne look through the books. Demyx yelped and ran back over to the schemer. He hid behind the chair quivering with fear. Zexion was about to ask what was wrong until the door opened. Standing in the door and beginning to walk over was Vexen.

"I can't believe I didn't think to look here," he said when he was standing in front of the two, completely ignoring Zexion.

"What do you want?" Zexion glared.

"Just to finish some research."

"Then go finish it."

"You see, that's why I’m here. I need a specimen and Demyx was so grateful to donate his time to flood my room so I'm using him."

"It was an accident!" Demyx whined.

"Doesn't matter."

"He's not going to be one of your experiments," Zexion stated.

"That's where you are wrong. He’s the only specimen I have so-"

"I'll do it," Zexion interrupted.

"What?" Both Vexen and Demyx shouted.

"I'll take his place. I'm sure I can handle it better. Wouldn't want to emotionally scar him."

"Fine, come with me then," Vexen muttered and began to walk out of the room. Zexion began to follow but Demyx grabbed his arm.

"Thank you," Demyx said quietly.

"Don't worry about it," Zexion said then walked to follow Vexen.

When both Nobodies were gone Demyx sighed and sat in Zexion's chair. He didn't know why Zexion would do that for him but was thankful. He knew what Vexen's experiments were like and was worried. He stood up and began to wonder the halls instead of his normal pacing. He wasn't paying attention so it wasn't a big surprise when he ran into someone. He fell to the floor with a thud.


"Oh hey Demy," a taller Nobody said. Demyx didn't need to look up to recognize who was there.

"Hey Axel."

"Why are you wondering around not paying attention to where you're going?"

"Nothing really," he lied. "Why aren't you with Roxas?"

"Well that's the thing. I need to talk to Zexion. Have you seen him?"

"He's... helping Vexen with experiments. Maybe I can help."

"Um okay," Axel said helping Demyx off the floor and began to walk again.

"So what's wrong? Are you two fighting?"

"No, it's just... well I like Roxas in a more than a friend way and don't know what to do," Axel explained. Demyx stayed silent in thought for a moment.

"Just tell him. He's your best fried. I think he'll understand. If not, just give him time."

"Thanks Demyx."

"Yeah. Why were you going to talk to Zexion about that over everyone else?"

"He's smart," he said quickly.

From the look in Axel's eyes he knew there was something else but he couldn't tell what. Axel waved goodbye as he went to find Roxas. Demyx was still bothered with that look but put it aside. He began to worry about Zexion again as time went by. He couldn't imagine what Vexen was doing to him. He felt horrible about Zexion taking his place and was going to make it up to him. Demyx had no idea how to do so, but was going to do something. He skipped to his room to plan out what he was going to do.

Zexion sat back in his chair and sighed. He was in way too deep and he knew it. He heard footsteps from behind him and turned too see who it was. Demyx was standing there with a sad expression on his face. It pained Zexion to see such a look from the blonde.

"What's wrong Demyx?"

"You didn't have to."

"Have to what?"

"Take my place with Vexen. I was worried."

Zexion looked at him with shock, 'He was worried about me?'

"I wanted to make it up to you so I planned a surprise."

"You didn't have to."

"I wanted to. Here come with me," Demyx said.

He grabbed Zexion's hand and began pulling him through the castle. Zexion was clueless on where they were going and was about to ask when Demyx stopped. He was shocked at the sight in front of him. They were on part of the roof that had a pond like structure with a mini waterfall that was surrounded by bright and beautiful flowers. There was also a beautiful view of the heart shaped moon that overlooked the castle.


"I thought you'd like it. I come here when I want to relax and play my sitar."

"And you're showing it to me? Why?"

"'Cause you've done so much for me and this is my way of thank you. Plus you're important to me," Demyx said as he sat down and pulled out his sitar. Zexion sat down next to him as he began to play a soft melody.

"What are you playing?"

"Just a song I've been working on."

"I like it."

"Thanks, I wrote it for someone." Zexion felt a pang in his nonexistent heart and a hint of jealousy.

"For who?"

"I can't remember."

"How is that?"

"I began writing it before I lost my heart."

"For your special someone?"

"I think so."

Zexion just sat there while Demyx continued to play. He wondered who that special someone was to Demyx. They must have been missing him since he knew he would. He was sad and slightly jealous of the fact Demyx would have someone to go back to when he got his heart back. He'd just have to deal with it. For the moment he was going to enjoy being with Demyx and listening to him play his sitar.

"Demyx!" Axel called as he ran through the castle.

"In here!" Demyx yelled room a room. Axel stopped and walked in seeing Demyx tune his sitar.

"Finally I found you!"

"What's wrong? You look upset."

"It's Roxas."

"I thought you guys were doing well, what happened?"

"He left!"

"What do you mean he left?"

"What do you think I mean? He left the Organization."


"To find out why he uses the Keyblade... and he said no one would miss him."

Demyx stood up from where he was sitting and wrapped Axel in a hug. He wasn't sure why Roxas would say something like that but he knew the pyro was taking it hard. Even without a heart he knew you still could *feel* what you'd remember what it felt like. Demyx looked up at his friend after releasing him and saw pain and sadness in his eyes.

"Give him time and if he still doesn't come back you can always look for him."

"Even if I did somehow find him, it doesn't mean he'd listen to me," Axel muttered.

"I'm sure he would. You two became close. Now go," Demyx shooed him out the door. Once Axel was gone he went back to tuning his sitar.

"He doesn't remember me," Axel pouted.

"Who?" Zexion asked from his spot next to Demyx.

"Roxas," Axel murmured. "He doesn't remember anything."

"Oh, so you found him?" Demyx asked happily.

It had been about three weeks since he left and Axel had been searching for him for a little more than two of them. He's also been mopey since Roxas left and it was starting to make the nocturne sad to see his friend like that.

"Yeah I found him but it doesn't matter."

"How can you say that?" Zexion asked.

"Go and get him to remember," Demyx commanded once again pushing the pyro out the door.

"He's an idiot."

"Why do you say that?"

"He's giving up. If I was in his situation I'd continue until the remembered. What would be the point to give up?"

"Aw Zexy that's cute. Are you saying you'd be able to be in his situation?" Demyx asked curiously.

Zexion shrugged trying to get him to drop the subject. "It doesn't matter."

"Aw there is! How cute! They must be lucky to have a guy like you," Demyx smiled. "Any chance I could get you to tell me who?"


"Okay," Demyx pouted.

"Don't do that."


"That look."

"What look?"

"You know exactly what look I'm talking about."

"Oh this?" Demyx asked and pouted again, this time he looked like his puppy just died.


"Tell me and I'll stop," He continued to pout.


"Please," Demyx begged.


"Will you tell me if I guess?"


"Yay! Okay... um are they cute?"


"You're lying. You'd have to think they're cute."

"Fine, yes."

"Thought so. Let me see... do I know them?"


"That's not true! You're lying again. Tell me the truth Zexy."


"Now that I'm getting somewhere... guy or girl?"

"What?" Zexion asked surprised.

"Is it a guy or girl?"

Zexion blushed, turning his head away slightly, "Guy."

"At least it isn't Larxene. That's cute. Are they tall?"


"Taller than you?"

Zexion glanced up at him noticing the height difference, "Yeah."

"It's not Axel is it?" Demyx made a funny face.

"Uh not exactly," Zexion shook his head thinking how ridiculous that was.

"Would I like them?"

"Yes," Zexion said and whispered. "I'd hope so."

"Is it Lexeaus?"


"Well who is it then?" Demyx asked and Zexion stood there silently. "Well there's nobody left."

"That's not true."

"Then who's left?"

"You Demyx," Zexion told him.


"You wanted to know. I'll just go," Zexion said and turned to leave the room.

"Wait!" Demyx said as he grabbed his arm.

As Zexion turned around he was suddenly brought closer to the taller boy. Zexion's eye's widened when Demyx pressed their lips together. He instantly wrapped his arms around Demyx's neck and began to kiss back. It lasted a few moments that ended too soon for the both of them. Demyx smiled down at the schemer and giggled.

"You're so cute when you're embarrassed and confused," Demyx said holding the shorter boy close as his blush darkened.



"If I had a heart I'd love you," Zexion said causing Demyx to smile and nod in agreement.

"Me too."

Demyx was walking down the hallway of the eleventh floor toward Marluxia's garden since he was away on a mission. Demyx would take of it while he was away. When he reached the garden he heard someone crying. He looked around but couldn't see anything. When he walked in he spotted a head of red hair.

"Axel?" Demyx asked.

The pyro looked up at him through tear stained eyes. Demyx quickly walked over to his friend and embraced him in a hug. Demyx wasn't completely sure what had Axel so upset but he knew it had to have been about Roxas. He held him as he cried and his body trembled.

"He's gone Demy."

"What do you mean?"

"He's just poof... gone."

"It's going to be fine Axel. When did this happen?"


"Maybe he'll come back. You never know."

"I dunno Demy... I think he's gone for good."

"Don't say that unless you know for sure. Look on the bright side of life," Demyx smiled.

"Isn't that a song?" Axel said with a small smile.

"Why yes it is."

"Of course you'd be the one to take a song and put it to use."

"That's what I'm good at. Now come on and cheer up. I need to water these and then we can go do something."

"Why are you watering Marluxia's flowers?"

"He's on a mission and I take care of them when he's gone."

"He's gone too? Xaldin went on one earlier today too."

"That's strange, I guess there's a lot of things Xemnas has to get done."

"Yeah," Axel then smirked, "so how's Zexion?"

"Fine I guess.... why are you asking me?"

"'Cause you two seem close."

"We're friends."

"With benefits?" Axel teased causing Demyx to blush.


"What? You're always together and you both seem happier when you're together."


"There's got to be something going on then. You don't have to tell me but I approve. Can we go get some ice-cream?"

"Uh...sure? Okay."

"Yay for ice-cream!" Axel yelled and practically skipped out of the room. Demyx knew the Roxas thing was still bothering Axel but he was a lot happier seeing him like this. He was going to take what he could get.

"Zexion!" Demyx yelled running toward the library.

When he reached his destination he fell to his knees. He was slowly beginning to fade. Zexion ran over to him with a frightened look on his face. He was shocked when he also began to fade. He looked at Demyx questioningly.

"What's happening?" Zexion asked.

"Are we dying?"

"Look like it doesn't it?" another voice said. Both Nobodies turned their heads to see Axel standing in the doorway. "You're not though. Just the opposite actually."

"What do you mean?" Zexion asked.

"From the looks of, that Sora kid is killing your heartless."

"Our heartless?" Demyx asked.

"The ones that contain your hearts. I guess you two are lucky. Just like Roxas."

"Is that why he disappeared?" Demyx asked weakly.

"Yeah you could say that," Axel said with a smile.

Demyx looked at Zexion before his vision went completely black.

Blueish green eyes slowly fluttered open. They quickly looked around the area they were in and saw that they were in a shower in the bathroom. Memories quickly flashed through their mind.

"Ienzo?" There was a groan and slight movement. Purple eyes slowly opened and then quickly looked around. His arm was protectively over the blueish green eyed boy in front of him.

"Myde are you okay?" Ienzo asked worriedly.

"I'm fine. What happened?" the blonde haired boy asked leaning closer to the silverish blue haired one.

"You remember that project at the lab I had been working on?"


"Well there was an incident at the lab that let out these shadow creatures called Heartless that steal hearts," Ienzo began to explain, telling Myde all the information he knew and remembered. Such as the Organization and how he went by the name Zexion. Then he remembered the blonde boy Demyx he had fallen for. When he looked back at Myde he noticed the similarities.

"Do you remember anything after losing your heart?"

"All I remember is playing songs. One in particular."

"Will you play it for me?" Ienzo asked hopefully.

Myde paused for a moment, biting his lip before he nodded. Ienzo up from where they had still bee sitting, helping Myde to his feet. They walked out of the bathroom and into the living room that you could tell belonged to the blonde. He followed the younger boy over to the white Baby Grand piano and sat down on the bench next to him. Myde took a deep breathe and began moving his hands across the piano. Soon a smile spread across Ienzo's face as the familiar tune reached his ears.

"What exactly are you playing? I really like it."

"Really? Thanks, I wrote it for someone," Myde said happily.

"I know," Ienzo smiled and leaned in, pressing his lips to a surprised Myde, causing him to stop playing the song. After the shock of the kiss Myde wrapped his arms around Ienzo's neck and kissed back. Ienzo smiled, knowing now that his idea of who Myde wrote the song for proved to be correct.

"Ienzo... I love you."

Ienzo smiled, "Now that I have a heart I love you too."