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The King and Riku Reunited

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"The King and Riku Reunited" is a cutscene in the high-definition remake of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It is the only scene in the remake to feature King Mickey Mouse.

Story[edit | edit source]

While journeying through the woods in Twilight Town, King Mickey finds a hooded man that looks like Ansem, the seeker of Darkness. However, as King Mickey prepares to fight him, the hooded man puts on a blind fold. A dark aura surrounds him, revealing him to be Riku. The King and Riku reunite, and Riku explains that the process of restoring Sora's memories has stalled because of the Organization. He reveals that they have Sora's memories of Kairi, and as a result, Sora cannot wake up. Although King Mickey offers to help recover some of Sora's memories, Riku assures him that he can handle it. Instead, Riku makes the King promise to guide Sora, Donald, and Goofy when they wake up, sensing that he might not survive his impending fight against Roxas.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

King Mickey confronts a hooded man who looks like Ansem. The man puts a blindfold, revealing himself as Riku.

King Mickey: "Riku!"

Riku: "Your Majesty."

King Mickey: "Gosh, have I been worried about you! Where've you been all this time?"

Riku: "I've been...searching for a way to conquer the darkness within me while we wait for Sora to awaken."

King Mickey: "The way you looked—"

Riku: "You don't have to worry about me. I'm getting the hang of keeping the darkness under control."

King Mickey: "And Sora... Did something go wrong with fixing all his memories?"

Riku: "There's a reason the Organization's been quiet since our battle at Castle Oblivion. And now I know it's not because a depletion in members had made them weak. Taking Sora's memory apart piece by piece was only the first step in what they were trying to do at Castle Oblivion. And I think they needed more time to fix his memory."

King Mickey: "You know, you and me were both looking into what the Organization was up to, but what I saw didn't look like much. Almost like they're trying to buy some time..."

Riku: "Right. Sora's memories are what they're after. And they needed all this time until now to absorb every piece of it."

King Mickey: "Huh?"

Riku: "The process of putting his memory back together has gone nowhere... They have what's most precious to Sora...his memories of Kairi."

King Mickey: "Well, then you have to let me help! Maybe I could get the memories back!"

Riku: "I've got that covered, Your Maj—I mean, Mickey. Instead, I want to ask you for a favor."

King Mickey: "What would that be?"

Riku: "I have to face one of the Organization's members soon. I might not survive the fight. And if I do, it might be because I gave in to the darkness. That means you're the only one who will be there for Sora, Donald, and Goofy---the only one who can guide them when they awaken."

King Mickey: "Riku..."

Riku: "Promise me, Mickey. When our friends wake up, you have to be there to help them out."

King Mickey: "I promise, Riku."

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