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KH Tarot - The Emperor
3 The Emperor Protection
The right to rule does not derive from force, but rather, humility.
"You can not make them answer to you!"
"I will make them answer. Or they shall burn."
Saïx shakes his head, weary and yet unforgiving.
"You can not make them answer to you. You only persuade them, help them to see that your way is right."
"Why should they give a fuck what's right?" Xemnas snarls, backing his lieutenant against a wall, hands tight enough on thin shoulders that they'll bruise, "They should do what I say! I made them what they are, I own them!"
Saïx pushes his away, suddenly angry, and stalks towards th
KH Tarot - The Empress
4 The Empress Nourishment
A shameless glance indicates an unblemished conscience.
It shouldn't be possible, but every look they give her makes her shrink a little more, until she becomes something they barely recognise. Her eyes hollow out, dark pools staring out from skin too pale and paper thin, giving way to blue veins below, where no blood ever flows without a heart to pump it.
Saïx saw what it took to make her and if he hadn't been so dead inside already, it might have fazed him and the rest of them can see it, even if they studiously ignore it. She wasn't created out of something alive, like they w
KH Tarot - The Priestess
5 The Priestess Knowledge
Knowledge is not an end in and of itself.
They talk about her like she isn't there, like she's made of clockwork, talk over her head, but she doesn't care. They're her friends, her everything, her world. Between the two of them, they have taught her what the world is, taught her about smiles, about how a brush of fingers can be so much more, how a casual arm around the shoulder is a warning to others, how friends can share things, even other friends.
She knows, but as yet, she doesn't understand. They say they know how to love, how to be friends and more, but she can't feel it. Can't feel anythi
KH Tarot - The Lovers
6 The Lovers Union
Hold firm in the wind, together.
In the end, they fight as a unit, a team, because that is what they are. It no longer matters if one side wishes to murder the other they will unite and fight together, because anything else is unthinkable. It's a kind of detached love, or a bastardised version of friendship, and it is nothing that any of them will admit to.
Xion faces them now, an enemy to be vanquished, and they will draw up together to destroy the monster, previous enmities forgotten. Marluxia stands at the head of the phalanx, Xemnas to the rear, both protecting and both taking responsibility
KH Tarot - The Chariot
7 The Chariot A Victory
Nothing is ever completely white or completely black.
They can't find Roxas for weeks. In the aftermath of the battle, heartless cleared, bodies moved, they find no trace of him. No body, no blood, no scrap of fabric to say that he was ever there.
In the end, Saïx gives the order, sending Axel away to remove those who did not fight admirably in the battle, to dispose of traitors. He's in the mood to burn something anyway, to keep from screaming at Xemnas, to keep from telling Marluxia, from ending all this if he can just have Roxas back. He doesn't worry himself about the morality, or whether
KH Tarot - Justice
8 Justice Equity
Doing the right thing is the most difficult thing.
Roxas doesn't remember the battle. He doesn't remember Xion, for a moment, and then smiles brightly and asks her health. Axel murmurs something, but it isn't loud enough to be heard, with the ocean of silence between the drowning it out. He can't sit for another minute in that room and watch this guileless smile pour out of his cynical partner.
When he comes back, Roxas seems a little less friendly, a little less happy to see him, and Axel tells himself it's for the best, that Roxas is coming back to himself. He pretends he doesn't see the way his hair l
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