[Voice over beings]
Roxas: Wake up...c'mon. Wake up!
Axel: Hm? Who's there?
Roxas: You couldn't have forgotten already...
[Camera moves in on Lea laying on a bench in Radiant Garden, playing with his weapons, and Isa leaned up against a wall with his eyes closed]
Lea: Man...there's nothing to do today!
[Isa opens eyes but remains leaning]
Isa: Perhaps you should train for the tournament, instead of laying here, fiddling with your toys.
[Lea sits up]
Lea: Train, huh? Sounds boring.
[Isa stands up and walks in front of Lea]
Isa: What if I train with you?
Lea: Hmmm...spar with you? I'm good with that!
[Isa draws his weapon]
Lea: I hope you're ready! There's no way I'm gonna lose!
[Isa extends arm, weapon in hand]
[Lea charges at him]
[A black screen appears and you see white slashes and you hear weapons clash]
[Lea loses and gets knocked back]
Lea: What!? How could I lose...?
Isa: Come on, Lea. I know you can fight harder than that. You were barely trying.
Lea: Hey! That's not- (sigh) I...I guess you're right.
Isa: Come on, Lea...let's go get you some ice cream.
Lea: That's your answer for everything.
Isa: Well, I certainly don't see you complaining.
[Lea and Isa walk down an alley, laughing]
[Lea and Isa walk down a ramp and Lea sees a keyblade drop in front of him]
[Lea swings it a bit and turns to the boy who dropped it]
Lea: This yours?
[The boy nods]
Isa: Lea, we don't have time for this.
Lea: Lighten up, Isa. It'll only take a sec.
[Lea approaches the boy]
Lea: You still play with toy swords? That's cute.
[Throws the keyblade down]
Lea: Now this right here-
[Pulls out his weapons]
Tada! Whaddaya think?
Ventus: Not a whole lot.
Lea: You're just jealous! I'm Lea. Got it memorized?
Lea: What's YOUR name?
[Tightens grip on weapons]
Lea: Okay, Ventus. Let's fight!
Ventus: Fight? Why would I wanna do that?
[Lea bends down and points weapon at his face]
Lea: You scared of losing?
Lea: Hope you're ready!
[Ventus laughs slightly]
[Ventus stands up and grabs keyblade]
Lea: Yeah! Now we're talkin'.
[Ventus gets in battle stance]
Ventus: You're gonna be sorry.
[Ventus charges at Lea and they begin battling]
[Lea loses, and is knocked back]
Lea (Gasping): You...had enough? 'Cause I'm willing to...call it a draw if you are.
[Ventus stands up straight]
Ventus: Huh? (Chuckles) Right.
[Isa approaches the two]
Isa: From where I stood, the only think you drew was a big L on your forehead for “Loser”...”Lame”, “Laughable”...
[Lea looks back at him]
Lea: Wha- Isn't this the part where ya...cheer me up or somethin'? “You're just havin' a bad day,” or... “That's what you get for pullin' your punches!”
Lea: Some friend.
Isa: Oh you mean I was supposed to lie.
[Lea lays back]
Lea: Ya see what I gotta put up with?
[Lea lifts up a bit]
Lea: Sure hope you don't have friends like him!
[All three of them laugh heartily]
Isa: Lea, we have to go.
[Lea stands up and Isa begins walking away]
[Lea looks back over his shoulder]
Lea: I'll see ya when I see ya. After all, we're friends now.
Lea: Get it memorized.
[Ventus smiles back]
Lea: Okay, Lea.
[Lea walks up to Isa]
Isa: What is it with you and picking up stray puppies?
Lea: I want everyone I meet to remember me. Inside people's memories...I can live forever!
Isa: I know I won't forget you. Believe me, I try all the time.
Lea: See? I'm immortal!
[Isa lowers head]
Isa: You're obnoxious.
[Isa and Lea turn and look at the castle]
Lea: You ready?
Isa: Well I can tell you are.
[Lea and Isa begin walking toward the castle]
Lea: I like that kid.
Isa: Yeah, he seemed like a good guy.
Lea: Oh, I just figured...who would wanna remember a guy who doesn't remember them?
Isa: Well, your mind is rather slippery as of late. You must be getting old.
Lea: Oh yeah? Well, would some geezer take home the tournament prize?
Isa: In a match against you, I'd say it's not too far of a stretch.
Isa: Over there.
[The camera reveals two stages with a bunch of people hanging around them]
[Isa and Lea approach it]
Tournament Proctor: Hey there, fellas! You two contestants?
Lea: Sure are!
Tournament Proctor: Names?
[Proctor looks at clipboard]
Tournament Proctor: Isa. Yup, you're here.
[Turns to Lea]
Tournament Proctor: You must be Lea.
Lea: Yup! Got it memorized?
Tournament Proctor: Haha! I do now.
[Proctor stands up straight]
Tournament Proctor: Boys, if you'd be so kind as to follow me, I'd like you to meet the other contestants.
[Lea and Isa follow the proctor]
Tournament Proctor: Boys, I'd like you to meet Raj, Setzer, and Leon.
[Leon approaches the boys]
Leon: Hey guys. I'm Squall Leonheart, but please just call me Leon.
Lea: Hiya Leon!
Isa: Hello. I'm Isa, this is Lea.
Leon: Isa. Lea. I hope to face one of you in the tournament.
[Tournament Proctor stands in the middle of the stage and begins speaking]
Tournament Proctor: Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the 12th annual Struggle Tournament! For 12 years, brave young warriors have battled it out on this stage, and each year brings new fighters. New discoveries, new strengths, new passions, new dreams. These young men have worked hard to be here and today they will fight their hearts out! First up are Setzer versus Leon, and...Isa versus Raj!
[Leon and Setzer make their way onto the stage and draw their weapons, Isa and Raj do the same on the other stage]
Leon: May the best man win, Setzer.
Setzer: I plan to.
[Leon and Setzer charge into battle]
Tournament Proctor: Ladies and gentlemen, Leon is the winner of round one! And, it looks like Isa is the winner of his match as well!
[Lea is cheering loudly]
Lea: Good going, Isa!
Tournament Proctor: Next up...Leon versus Lea!
[Lea runs up onto the stage]
[The tournament proctor approaches them both and talks to them quietly]
Tournament Proctor: Now, keep it clean boys. Don't get too wild.
[Proctor walks away]
Lea: Don't take it easy on me!
[Leon draws his sword]
Leon: Trust me...I won't.
[Lea gets in battle position]
Lea: All right, let's do it!
[Leon and Lea fight. Lea loses and you hear him cry out in pain upon losing]
[Lea falls to one knee and punches the ground]
Lea: No...I lost.
[Isa jumps up on the stage]
Isa: Lea! You all right?
[A tears falls to the ground from Lea's face]
[Lea looks up]
Lea: You better win!
[Lea gets a big grin on his face, still with tears in his eyes]
Tournament Proctor: And the winner is...LEON!
[Leon walks over to Lea]
Leon: Not bad. You know...I honestly didn't think I'd win. I was surprised when I got that last attack in.
[Lea stands up]
Lea: Well...did you think for even a second that I'd go easy on ya'?
[Lea laughs heartily and Leon laughs very softy]
Isa: Lea, you gotta get off the stage, the final battle is starting.
[Lea looks at Isa]
Lea: Oh! You're right.
[Lea jumps of the stage]
Lea: C'mon Isa! You can do it!
[Leon and Isa get in battle positions]
Isa: So let's see who has the better weapo-
[Leons eyes are glowing yellow and there is black smoke coming from them]
[Leon tightens grips on sword]
Isa: Leon! Say something!
[Leon charges at him, but this time...he seems out for blood]