Warmth...Something so warm and comforting...Yet it was strangly cooling with each passing moment.
To Hiki it reminded her of how he mother held her close at night and sang her to sleep. It was a faded memory for her parents' deaths had stolen her childhood innocence and fondness of that childhood away. The warmth was getting strangely colder and soon Hiki forced herself to awaken.
Black blood dripped from the corner of Azeral's mouth and his red eyes were dimmed, as if like a candle about to burn out. Hiki forced herself not to scream at the sight of his pain-sticken face and suddenly realized he was trembling as he held her.
"Hiki..." He started.
Just then a noise sounded and they bolted upright, releasing each other as if they were composed of acid.
"Wh...Where is everyone...?!" Hiki asked fearfully. "Riku-kun...? Riku-kun! Where's Riku-kun?!" Hiki asked franctically looking around the barren area. "Azeral what happened? Where's Ursula...? Azeral answer me!" She cried desperatly.
"Ursula's been defeated and the others took off," Azeral told her quickly. "C'mon I think the others may need us!" He added grabbing her hand and swimming away. "Don't worry about the silver-haired brat...Just yourself for now, okay? I think we may be ending up in a battle soon so be prepared!"
Hiki sadly nodded and began to sense something...The Keyhole nearby maybe? She shook the feeling off and soon they saw the others engulfed in a dark shadow.
"Sakura-chan!!" Hiki cried as they swam next to them and Hiki gazed up in horrified awe. "Sakura-chan...What is that thing...?"