That wizard’s just a crazy old man.
“Look at his face, sleeping like nothing’s wrong”
"If I were to imagine a future where I survive and the three of us live together, I can only imagine how perfect it would be."
Dream drop distance was absolutely shameless about the complicity and intimacy Sora and Riku developed through they whole game.
They knew what they wanted. Fuck, they craved for the presence of the other in a way Sora never, ever did for Kairi.
He desired her as part of his natural manhood in development but that relationship never evolved much deeper than what was apparently a certain curiosity about each other. (When Sora sees Belle and the Beast dancing and imagine himself with Kairi) And knowing that Kairi is now not only one of the seven hearts of light but a possible keyblade wielder, how irresponsible would Sora be if he got involved with this woman?
On the other hand we got Riku’s controversial affinity with Sora, and his obvious devotion for everything he represents; not to mention the pulsating subtext underneath Riku’s nature as Sora’s dreameater. But beyond that classic japanese devotion for friends… there is a relevance in romantic relationships in Kingdom Hearts; since this kind of love is apparently, rare. But we do know as a fact that Sora gets his strength from the people his heart is connected to; wouldn’t the most obvious choice to get strength from be Riku? since he had been diving in his heart for the whatever lapsus Dream Drop Distance lasted?
They managed to make of a whole game a huge methaphor of their connection; the aunthentic reason for each other to be on this journey.
How are they going to deconstruct such a well based couple, if it’s not a secret that there Has to be a romantic relationship in this game?