Talking On Paper
"Talking On Paper" is a cutscene in Kingdom Hearts III.
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Kairi (in her letter): "I'm sorry I left without saying good-bye. Did Master Yen Sid tell you? I'm training to become a Keyblade wielder like you. That's right. No more waiting for you to come back from your adventures. I want to get out there and do my part to help. Merlin has used his magic to bring us to a place where time doesn't matter. We can take as long as we need to complete our training. He's an amazing wizard. Oh, and by "us," I mean me and lea. He's really sorry for all the trouble he caused. I told him it's fine, but he won't stop apologizing. I'll admit I was a little scared of him at first, but I've gotten to know him better. All he ever wanted was to help his friend. Honestly, it's hard not to like him. Every now and then, I catch him staring at me. When I ask what's wrong, he says, "I'm not sure. I think I'm forgetting something. Don't know what." Sora, I think it may have something to do with you. Your journey is all about helping people: some that you've never met before, and some like Lea that you have. They're all counting on you. It won't be easy, but I hope you'll remain the happy and cheerful Sora I know. There's no heart your smile can't reach."
Kairi stops writing as she notices Lea watching her.
Kairi: "What's wrong?"
Lea turns away.
Lea: "Nothin', sorry."
Lea: "What? I am."
Kairi chuckles as Lea sits down in front of her. Kairi returns to writing.
Lea: "A letter?"
Lea: "To Sora?"
Kairi: "Mmm, technically yes. But I won't send it. It's more for me."
Lea: "Ask Merlin. He'll deliver it for you."
Kairi: "Yeah, but it's okay. I just like talking to Sora, even if it's on paper."
Lea suddenly remembers something and pulls two ice cream bars out.
Kairi: "Ice cream? Really?"
Lea: "Yeah, I asked Merlin to pick these up. Ya know, we did both summon Keyblades. Gotta celebrate."
Kairi: "You're sweet, Lea."
Kairi begins to eat her ice cream. Lea begins to stare at her again.
Lea: "N-nothing, I just..."
Kairi: "You're trying to remember what you forgot?"
Lea: "Well, I, uh... Yeah... Yeah."
Lea turns away towards the setting sun.
Kairi: "So tomorrow—you and me in the ring. You ready?"
Kairi: "Don't hold back, Lea. Promise?"
Lea turns to look at Kairi, and sees the silhouette of someone he recognizes.
Kairi: "Huh? Are you okay? Lea!"
Lea: "Yeah... Sorry..."
Kairi: "You're crying. What's wrong?"
Lea: "Something in my eyes."
Lea: "I'm...gonna go. Sorry."
Kairi: "'Kay, but stop apologizing."
Lea: "Fine...on one condition."
Lea: "Call me Axel from now on. Got it memorized?"
Kairi: "Yeah. Okay, Axel."