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Keyblader Christmas

By shadzler

Humor / Drama

The Ultimate Snowball Fight

The land of departure was covered in a thick blanket of snow with more coming down, showing no sign of stopping. While the beautiful little ice droplets fell, on the summit there were 3 figures with snow gear on sitting behind three large mounds of snow.  One was tall, had brown hair, and was very built. His name was Terra and he was snickering while he held a snowball in one hand and his keyblade in the other.

While near a smaller mound was a thin, scrawny, blonde boy named Ventus or Ven for short. Who was holding about twenty snowballs in his arms, eager to throw them all at once, that is once his master told him to start.  

Then crouching next to the last mound of snow was a tall, blue haired, thin girl named Aqua with keyblade in hand and two snowballs in the other. There was tension in the air as these three friends exchanged glances at each other trying to make the other freak out

Then overlooking it all on the cliff above was a man in a white robe with his hood up. He was their master, Master Eraqus, he wore a small devious grin on his face as he rose his arm to the sky, making his three students flinch slightly with anticipation, then he struck it back down and yelled

“FIGHT!” at the drop of the line Terra immediatly jumped into the air and threw all his snowballs straight up above him. Ven and Aqua noticed that Terra left himself wide open and started to pelt him with snowballs. But before they could even cock their arms back he raised his keyblade into the air making it build up a chilling blue aura at the end as he yelled

“Deep freeze!” then out the top of his blade spewed ice crystals that latched onto his mid air snowballs making them as big as boulders that eclipsed the sun over Ven and Aqua as they rushed down onto them. They flinched, both dropping their snowballs, and on instinct tried to dodge, just narrowly getting away just in time before the snow boulders hit. Aqua landing on her side while Ven got his face planted in the snow from the impact. Their master chuckled as he gave a short round of applause to his student.

“Nicely done Terra” their master commented as Ven quickly got up and shook the snow off himself. Summoning his keyblade, he struck it into the air as a blue mist was casted from it and snowballs fell into his hand. Aqua got up as well and redrew her keyblade and began to charge it up with a red aura. But Ven had now noticed an opportunity that Aqua practically waved in his face and took it as he threw his load of snowballs at her making her fall to the ground and interrupting her magic.

“Ha gotcha Aqua!”  Ven selfishly gloated,

“Good work Ven but keep your guard up!” his master pointed out making him look back to Terra as he rushed in with three snowballs in hand and keyblade in the other

“OH GEEZ!” Ven yelled out as he tried to brace himself, like a mouse in front of a charging rhino

“Game over Ven” Terra said as he threw his load

“Ventus don’t take the defense, counter attack!” his master said as Ven, being very obedient, quickly stopped holding his arms up and quickly tried to think of something to save his skin and came up with one desperate move. He quickly struck out his blade and chanted

“Wind!” he yelled out as he spun creating a great swirling wind that ricocheted the snowballs back to Terra who had his feet firmly on the ground. He had his eyes closed for a second, taking in what was to be his victory, before his master said

“Terra never take your eyes off the battle for even a moment!” that made him open his eyes quickly and look at his rushing balls of snow now heading toward him instead of Ven.

“Oh god!” he said then jumped up into the air and drew out his keyblade and swung his snowballs before they hit him toward the three big hills of snow that was his first attack. Then when Terra landed back on the ground he rushed up one of the hills while Ventus at the same time did the same. When they met up they immediately locked keyblades, each testing the other’s strength. Though, Terra had a big advantage over Ven because of his heavier blade that was practically forcing Ven onto his knees. But Ven had a equally good advantage, his agility. So when Terra had him pinned on his knees he did a quick leg sweep making Terra lose his footing and fall backwards onto his back, he landed on his palms to lessen the fall but left him vulnerable. Ven quickly took this gambit and jumped back to raise his keyblade at Terra. Terra quickly got his stance back and in response to Ven’s stance rose his keyblade at him and charged up a spell along with Ven  

“Deep freeze!” They both yelled out in near unison as the blasts of ice collided with each other making a mini frozen tundra in-between the two. Both still had equal control over the tundra but not for long as they both fought for it, each trying to make their spell stronger than the other’s  

“Give up Ven we know who’s gonna win!” Terra said confidently as he tried to force his spell to out power Ven’s

“Yeah, me!” Ven shouted, having no intention of giving up without a fight. But while the two best friends fought it out, Ven didn’t even notice that Aqua was sneakfully approaching him from behind. Acting quickly Aqua pointed her keyblade at the tundra and cast out a deep freeze of her own causing Ven’s side of the tundra to overpower Terra’s. Terra yelled out as the frozen whirlwind was forced onto him. Ven laughed as he slumped his arms onto the back his head, not even noticing when Aqua rushed up to him and threw a single snowball at Ven, catching his attention

“Hey wait what?” Ven questioned, completely forgetting about Aqua, as he turned around only to be bombarded by the rest of Aqua’s snowballs, one of them even hit him in his face making him fall back into the snow hill creating a big Ventus shaped imprint on the snow and also tossing some snow into the air making it blur. When the snow fell back down to the ground Aqua got a good look at a now frozen Terra who couldn’t move even his head and had icicles forming under his noise and under his big forearms. Aqua chuckled because of the position both of her friends were in as her master jumped down to the summit and walked over to Aqua to raise her hand into the air and proclaim

“Aqua wins” Terra tried to say ‘yay’ through the ice and Ven saying hooray as he picked himself up while spitting the snow out of his mouth and tussling tons of it off his hair. Aqua just giggled at that then helped him out by ruffling what was left in his hair. Ven just returned the favor with a grin

“Thanks Aqua nice snowball fight” he said then stuck out his hand for Aqua to shake which she did.

“You did good to Ven” she said as she grinned humbly while their master proudly smiled at his students, he indeed felt a great sense of joy that his teaching were definetly making them into better human beings. Then out of this moment of silence and humility came a muffled noise that made all three of them look at the Terra-cicle

“….itttle….elp” they heard through the ice. Aqua and Ven felt a little dumb that they forgot about Terra as they exchanged humility grins. Then they raised their blades and charged up a red aura and yelled

“FIRE!”

Later…

Terra was next to the fireplace with a bucket of hot water under his feet and a tightly wrapped blanket around him as he tried to keep his runny nose in check.  Then out of the blue Aqua walked in and put her hand on Terra’s shoulder.

“How are you doing?” she asked as he looked at her with a grin

“Still feel lou…loou…AAHH CHOO!”

“Ew Cover your mouth!” she said with a quick step back as he wiped off his nose

“Sorry, that one caught me by surprise” Terra said in a sickly voice as he snorted to keep his nose clear. Aqua looked at him disgustingly then took a chair next to him and kept him close company, or as much as she would allow.

“Sorry about that Terra” she said just so he would know that she didn’t mean to freeze him. He looked over at her and slightly smiled

“It’s ok, I’m a quick healer. I’ll be back on my feet after a good rest” he reassured Aqua as he laid back into his seat. Then Ven came running into the room with a steaming bowl in one hand and a spoon in the other.

“Terra” He said as he presented him the steaming soup “Here you go one bowl of chicken noodle soup. Steaming hot just like you like it” Ven then lowered it to Terra’s lap and handed him his spoon. Terra returned his nice gesture with a nod and a humble smile, being that was all he could do in his weaken state. With his good deed done Ven sat on the ground next to Aqua and just stayed there in the company of his friends for awhile. He loved doing this, only because it was one of the only forms of relaxation he knew. He still couldn’t remember much before master Xeahnort dropped him off here a couple months ago, but it really didn’t bother him that much since he had good friends like these guys to make new memories with.  He sat there waiting for someone to start a conversation and was going to try start one. Then he noticed that Aqua was looking out the window at the slowly falling snow that landed ever so gracefully onto the trees and mountains that surrounded their castle.

Ven too was then memorized at the same beautiful frozen water droplets that fell to the ground. Enjoying the scene even more when the wind came in and blew them into the pale moon light, making them glisten like a millions tiny stars.  Terra not wanting to be left out got turned his head to see what was so interesting, grinning as he saw the sight that beheld

“I just can’t wait…” Aqua said as Ven then looked at her with a raised brow

“Can’t wait for what?” Ven asked as Terra kept his eyes glued to the winter sky

“Yeah, neither can I…” Terra said, while Ven still questioned what they were talking about. Then before he could ask again, Terra and Aqua said it in unison

“Christmas”


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