"I'm freeing Kingdom Hearts and I'm going to find Sora! I want Xion back. I want my life back!"
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Inside the Gummi Ship, Goofy and Donald are waiting for Sora to set their next path of travel when they are interrupted by a strange ringing sound. Sora pulls out his newly gifted Gummiphone and answers. Chip and Dale have called to tell Sora about some of Ansem the Wise's data that Riku discovered during their time in sleeping worlds. The conversation is joined by Ienzo, who has been examining the data Riku found. He informs Sora that they have learnt that Sora's heart doesn't completely belong to him. Sora is not shocked by this, for he has suspected Roxas was inside his heart for some while. Intrigued, Ienzo, Chip, and Dale sign off, leaving Sora to decide the best way to know where to go is by following Roxas' heart. With encouragement from Donald and Goofy, Sora summons his Keyblade and opens a gate to their next destination.
Sora, Donald, and Goofy journey to Twilight Town. As they reach the Tram Common, Sora is excited to see the trams again, which brings Goofy to suggest that maybe those feelings are from Roxas, excited to be back home. Sora recalls seeing Roxas in the sleeping worlds, and then Donald brings up Roxas' appearance in the datascape, which Goofy points out was part of a test to see if Sora was ready to handle hurt. Sora follows this with the declaration that he is going to find Roxas, but as soon as he says the words out loud, a mysterious voice enters his head, quickly followed by the appearance of a group of Dusks that the trio are forced to defeat.
Later, Sora, Donald, and Goofy find Hayner, Pence, and Olette and explain that they are trying to bring back Roxas. Hayner, Pence, and Olette don't know anyone by that name, but they remark that it sounds familiar, so Goofy shows them the picture from the Simulated Twilight Town that shows them in front of the Old Mansion with Roxas. Intrigued, Hayner, Pence, and Olette decide to ask around town about Roxas, while Sora, Donald, and Goofy decide to journey ahead to the Old Mansion.
Sora, Donald, and Goofy arrive at the Old Mansion and Sora is momentarily struck by the memory of seeing something in the Mansion's window, a memory from Roxas. Sora shakes it off just in time for the arrival of Hayner, Pence, and Olette, who reveal that their inquiries around town didn't yield any results. Knowing the Mansion is their last hope for clues, the group enters the abandoned building and return to the transporter in the basement. Pence attempts to access the transporter, but finds the program blocked. Ienzo then calls Sora on the Gummiphone and explains that while attempting to decipher Ansem's code, he received an alert that someone was trying to access the terminal in Twilight Town. With Pence's assistance, Ienzo is able to set up a network between the two worlds. Intrigued by the concept of a digital world within Ansem's computer, Ienzo explains that with Pence's help, he may be able to retrieve Roxas' data from the computer.
As they emerge from the Old Mansion, Sora, Donald, and Goofy are shocked to find both Xemnas and Ansem waiting to question Sora's efforts to bring back Roxas. Xemnas insists that what Sora seeks is impossible, and Ansem pushes back on Sora's plan to place Roxas's heart in the virtual Twilight Town. Goofy, however, notes that both Ansem and Xemnas, who used to be part of the same person, now exist simultaneously and separately, and reasons that since they can do it, Sora and Roxas can too. Xemnas claims that the only way to bring Roxas back is for Sora to submit to the darkness, so he and Ansem summon enemies to challenge him. As the pair leaves through a portal of darkness, they tell Sora to set his heart free, but Sora insists to himself that he won't submit to the darkness as long as he's helping Roxas.
Later, outside the Le Grand Bistrot, Hayner and Olette catch up to Sora, Donald and Goofy. Sora asks them to keep Roxas in their hearts and wish for his return, a favor they promise to fulfill.