The unseen figure is revealed to be Riku. Sora asks Riku about Kairi's whereabouts, and he says that he believed her to be with him. Sora is disappointed, but Riku reassures him that she made it off the island too and that she might even be looking for them as they speak. He tells him not to worry and begins to tell Sora to leave things to him, unaware of a Shadow sneaking up behind him. Sora destroys the Heartless and informs Riku that he learned a few tricks while searching for him with the help of Donald Duck and Goofy. Donald attempts to introduce himself, but Goofy interrupts by telling Riku of Sora's status as a Keyblade master. Riku, his demeanor colder, takes Sora's Keyblade and questions the blade. Sora demands that he give it back and Riku does so by causing the Keyblade to vanish and appear in Sora's hands with a poof. Donald and Goofy wonder how Riku could do that as Sora can't. Sora gets over his confusion by asking Riku if he's coming with him, but Donald tells him that he can't decide on things on his own. Sora argues that Riku is his friend and would want to join him, but turns only to find Riku gone.
On a balcony above Sora, Donald, and Goofy, stand Maleficent and Riku. Maleficent tells Riku that while he was searching for Sora, Sora had simply replaced him with new friends. She tells Riku to join her as she could help in finding what he's searching for.