Surprised to hear from me again? If only I could see the look on your face. I'm sure you thought you were rid of me. Well…you will never be rid of me Ventus. I am the darkness of your heart. Always I will lurk on the fringes of your light, haunting your every step, clouding your every moment. I am the embodiment of your deepest desires and your darkest nightmares. I have everything you could ever want, and yet all that I am disgusts you. I can see it in your eyes when you look at me. You both hate me and pity me for the dark, empty creature that I am. But what I am…heh, it's all from you. There could be no me if this cruelty, this vanity and anger hadn't been within your heart first. Doesn't that please you? I can imagine you struggling now, wanting to attack me for what I have to say. But you're incapable of reaching me. Your heart is too weak to leave the body of that pathetic child. My half a heart contains what strength remains. You see? It only proves the darkness is stronger than the light. I have the strength to exist while you don't. I have always been your stronger half, even before we were separated. No matter how hard you denied me and fought against me, I was always pushing back just as hard, if not harder, trying to defeat that light of yours. But I suppose I should thank you, for never giving up. I would not have life were it not for your constant battle. Heh…then again, why should I thank you for giving me a life of utter darkness? I am a twisted creature beyond hope of salvation, after all. One that will linger on the edge until your light is strong enough to swallow me. But that will never happen, will it? You still remain at rest; what hope is there for you to awake? You crushed your own hope the moment you defeated me. Funny…you fought to destroy me, which only brought about your own fall. Was it worth it, Ventus? Especially now, when you learn I am anything but gone? I wish I could see your face as you realize the stupidity of your decisions. As long as your heart lives, even if it only lives as a piece of that child's heart, I will never disappear. But it's too late for you now. I'm free, and you…heh, you're not. So enjoy your rest Ventus. So glad we could have this little "chat".