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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 he 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.
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Fade in on Sora, Donald, and Goofy leaving the yard of Twilight Town's Old Mansion.
???: "So, you think you can bring Roxas back?"
Sora grunts surprise and turns around. Revealed leaning against the mansion's gate wall is Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, wearing an Organization XIII coat. Donald yelps and jumps. Goofy gasps and crouches into a fighting pose. Sora crouches, battle ready.
Beside Ansem a dark portal whirs, and through it steps Xemnas.
Xemnas: "Roxas should never have existed in the first place. What you seek is impossible."
Sora: "Roxas does exist."
Sora pats his chest.
Sora: "His heart's inside my heart."
Xemnas: "And in the unlikely event you did manage to separate the two, where is it you think you can put his heart?"
Sora: "Well...Roxas used to live in the other Twilight Town, right? So, I'm just gonna put him back there."
Ansem: "Do you even realize what you are saying? The other Twilight Town is just data."
Sora: "A heart can live anywhere. Even inside data."
Sora pumps a fist determinedly.
Sora: "There are hearts all around us."
Goofy hums, loud and thoughtful. With a soft "Uh?", Sora relaxes and turns to face him.
Goofy: "Ansem and Xemnas used to be part of the same person, right? But look. Now, they exist separately just fine."
Sora sighs an "Oh".
Goofy: "If they can do it, then I don't see any reason why you and Roxas can't find a way."
Sora clenches his fists and smiles.
Donald jumps up, excited.
Donald Duck: "Yeah! You tell 'em, Captain Goofy!"
Sora grunts and the trio jump back around to stare down Ansem and Xemnas.
Ansem: "In that case, by all means."
Xemnas: "Nothing would please us more than Roxas's return, of course."
Sora: "You wish. He'll never answer to you again."
Xemnas: "Still so blind. A Nobody is what's left behind when one gives his heart to darkness. There is only one way to bring Roxas back, which is for you to give your heart up as well."
Ominously, Xemnas extends an arm and points a black gloved finger straight at Sora's heart.
Xemnas: "Sora, have you finally decided to call upon the darkness?"
Sora gasps and scowls.
Ansem: "Go on then."
Ansem lazily waves a hand.
Ansem: "The shadows are never out of reach."
With a small smirk and a light chuckle, Ansem shifts his gaze past Sora, Donald, and Goofy. Sora gasps and turns to see a pack of Neoshadow Heartless materializing behind them. Xemnas flicks his own arm out and between the Neoshadows, Dusk Nobodies appear. Sora gives a concerned groan, then turns to face Ansem and Xemnas with gritted teeth. Ansem and Xemnas move in tandem, sweeping outer arms out in presenting flourishes.
Ansem and Xemnas: "Now, set your heart free."
A portal forms underneath the pair, then swallows them up in a dark corridor.
Sora gasps and runs at the pair, but both they and the corridor disappear before he reaches them.
Donald Duck and Goofy: "Sora!"
With an "Uh", Sora turns back to his friends, who are staring down the Heartless and Nobodies with wary groans and weapons summoned. Grunting disappointment, Sora runs back to join the battle, summoning his Keyblade along the way.
Sora: "It's not darkness. Not if it helps him!"
The camera spins around to face the wave of enemies and a battle begins.