Here it is! The last chapter of Dark Moon … forever will we mourn it ;(
But for the umpteenth time… DO NOT FRET! For sesame2009 will be your savior with Crescent Moon, the sequel! If you want some more of my writing, check out Feathered Blades – my SE/Max Ride crossover – and Furry Fury, my new one-shot (soon to be more chapters) SE fic. I'll probably work on a Merlin fic, or a FMAB/SE crossover soon!
Sighing, Kid's glowy outline returned. He just gazed at Zindyll, knowing full well what he had to do. The others picked it up through their connection and frowned. "Kid, please tell me you're not actually going to do that…" Maka muttered, glancing around.
I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said I'll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you say, don't leave me here alone
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight
Giving her a sad look for a moment, Kid turned away and took a deep breath. "I wish it could be different. But this is the only way… I'm sorry."
Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you know
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound
Kid ran at Zindyll, palms outstretched. At the last second, he concentrated and pressed them to his chest. With a shuddering gasp, he made his hands glow black, like when he summoned Beelzebub but darker. The young reaper gave a small cry, tearing his hands away, and hit Zindyll's ghostly form dead-on.
Don't you dare look out your window
Darling everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold on to this lullaby even when this music's gone, gone
With wide eyes, Zindyll drew in a hoarse breath and stared at Kid's glowing hands. The golden-eyed god was trembling but held his ground. Curse... you... the demon gasped. Then he glared. This isn't over Shinigami. My brothers will return.
"I... don't... care..."
You have sacrificed yourself for nothing!
"No... I haven't... I've sacrificed myself... for my friends... and friends are always worth dying for."
Zindyll disappeared in a flash of black, and Kid slumped to the floor. With small cries, his weapons ran to him. Liz placed his head in her lap, tears streaming down her face.
"Sorry... guys..." Kid rasped. "Tell... my dad... I'm so sorry..."
"Shhh..." Liz clenched his hand tight. "Don't talk!"
"No... I have to tell you..." By now the reaper was struggling for breath. Defeating an elder demon demanded a price - in this case, Kid's soul. His golden eyes were closed tight, but he opened them slowly, focusing on the faces of his friends.
"Kid," BlackStar whispered brokenly.
Smiling, Kid gazed up at the spiky-haired meister. "Sorry... guess I won't be around for you to surpass..." BlackStar let a single tear roll down his cheek. Even he knew that nothing could save his friend now.
"Maka... BlackStar... Tsubaki... Soul... Liz... Patty... thank you." Now Kid was gasping for air, heartbeat fluttering. Stein watched from the sidelines sadly.
"You helped me see... that great friendship... may require great sacrifice... but the rewards... are always greater."
"Shadowy and soft The powers of Death will always stay true
Death is dark
Wings drifting aloft
Death is quiet
Calm and mournful
Death is graceful
Death is impassive.
No matter if its considered infernal
For when it comes for you
Death is eternal."
The powers of Death will always stay true
Kid took a deep breath and Patty sobbed. "Wait... for the day... Death knocks on your door..." he finished weakly. Those beautiful double-ringed golden-shaded eyes began to close. "Stay true... until Death... comes for you." Then his eyes closed, and his head lolled to one side, mouth still slightly open as his last breath was exhaled slowly.
And then there was silence.
Safe and sound…
'Why does it take a minute to say hello… and forever to say goodbye?'