Three parts make up a living being:
The body, which gives a being his or her appearance and acts as a vessel...
The soul, which gives the body life and the will to act upon his or her decisions...
And finally the heart, which holds a being's memories, emotions, ambitions and dreams...
Out of these three parts, the heart is the most important. Made up of both light and darkness, not only do they exist inside living beings but also inside entire worlds. However, those with evil hearts who seek the powers of darkness have discovered that dark hearts can give birth to monsters called the Heartless. With the power of the Heartless at their command, these evil beings have begun to attack several worlds with the goal of stealing their hearts and plunging the worlds into darkness.
A war is coming. A war of darkness. The worlds cannot survive it on each of their powers alone. That is why a group of heroes must rise. Heroes that can unite the worlds against the forces of darkness. And three unsuspecting teens are perfect for the job.
First World: The City of Tomorrow
The various bracelets, charms and rings inside the clear glass display sparkled like stars, each one calling to the green-haired girl and making it very hard for her to choose. "C'mon Althea, are you going to pick one or not?" One of her friends behind her asked in an exasperated tone. "Gimme a second, I wanna pick the right one." She said as she inspected the rows of expensive jewelry once more. Her face lit up when she saw the perfect accessory; a white-gold ring with a heart-shaped emerald on top. "Found it!" Althea exclaimed as she tapped her finger on the glass display. The display immediately lit up and the face of an older woman in a uniform appeared.
"Oh Ms. Devereux, so nice to see you again," The saleswoman greeted, "What can I do for you today?"
"I'd like to see that ring please." The young girl said as she pointed into the display.
"Certainly." The screen shut off as the glass case slid open. Once completely open, the pillow which the ring rested on rose up, allowing her to take it. Althea slid the ring onto her right ring finger and inspected it under the fluorescent lights.
"What do you guys think?" She asked as she turned to her two friends.
"Totally made for you!" She smiled and turned back to the display.
"I'll take it." The glass case closed immediately after she said this and the saleswoman popped back onto the screen.
"Excellent choice Ms. Devereux. Will you be paying under your parents' name?"
"As always. You can take care of the rest right?"
"Great, see you later then!" And with that, Althea started out of the jewelry with her two friends in tow.
"You're so lucky Althea! I wish my parents will give me access to their account! I always have to ask for their permission before I buy something." One of her friends pouted. Her other friend replied, but the green-haired girl stopped paying attention to the conversation as she looked at her ring. It was really quite cute and a great present to herself. She actually got a B for once in her physics test and decided she deserved to reward herself. Surely her parents wouldn't mind, especially when she had such good news.
A sudden jolt of energy made her look up. She didn't know how to describe the sensation that went through her just now but it didn't feel... right. Althea looked around, trying to figure out where it came from and felt her eyes drawn towards the fountain that stood a few feet away from her. She had passed that fountain more times than she could count, but it looked different today. She walked over to it, inspecting it closely. Just as she thought, there was something new about the old fountain. There, in the middle where the water was spouting from was a keyhole. She wondered briefly how that got in there when her friends shouted for her. Althea decided it was a weird matter to dwell upon and started back for her friends, but the vibration in her pocket made her stop. She pulled out her cellphone and her eyes widened.
"Crap, I'm late." She mumbled before looking at her friends, "Sorry guys, I have other arrangements. I'll see you later!" Before they could say anything, Althea was heading out of the mall. Luckily, once outside she was able to catch a taxi fairly quickly and immediately boarded the small, yellow ship. "Where to ma'am?" The driver asked as the ship began to rise.
"Traverse Cafe please."