A/N: *awkwardly waves* Hello all, so I realize that it's been about five or six months since I last updated, and believe me, there's a reason for that. I had a really busy and rough semester, and I had very little free time, but now I'm back! However, I also want you all to know that this is the final chapter, and I just want to thank you all so much for your support and feedback. Oh, and if you want to see what Lydia's bridesmaid dress looks like as well as Anastasia's wedding dress, they're already in my Polyvore collection and the link to that is on my profile.
Also, for any wrestling fans out there, I have another story coming out soon and the trailer for it is on my profile. It's a WWE fic and the pairing is Seth Rollins/OC. I've also made a few tribute videos for the fic as well, all of which are on my channel, and the name of my channel is Starfire Tamaran. Oh, and if you can, please comment on them. It would really mean a lot to me. :D
Kihlala Sisters – Thank you so much! Oh, and don't worry, you can rest assured that Lydia and Anastasia will both get their happy endings, one way or another XD
– Thanks! ^_^
Morgan – Thanks! I guess you could say him taking Anastasia and torturing her showed how fucked up and gone he really is, plus a part of him wanted to get revenge on James in the worst way possible.
NikkiFoxy86 – Will do! Let me know what you think!
Anastasia – Thank you! I hope you enjoy this last chapter! XD
After lying on the cold floor for about a minute or two, I felt my wrists and legs being untied by Danny's henchmen. Then, they both told hold of my arms and forced me to stand up. My heart began to kick into overdrive as they led me towards the open door of the RV. I could hear Danny talking to someone, but I had no idea who that someone was.
I got my answer when the cannibals suddenly shoved me out of the RV… and right into Danny's arms. My eyes widened as I saw Lydia, Jay, Seth, and James. Craig and Jonah weren't there. All I could do was hope that Craig managed to get raptured somehow and that the exorcism managed to work on Jonah, but I wouldn't be surprised if either of them were dead by now, especially with Danny and his crew running around and eating everyone in their sight.
James eyes widened when he saw me, and he immediately tried to run towards me, but Danny's cannibals tightened their grip on him and kept him in place.
"Oh my God, what have you done to her, Danny?!" James yelled, still struggling in their grip. "Let her go! Let her go NOW!"
Danny just laughed at James's demands as he moved a lock of hair away from my face and trailed a finger down the chin, and I have to hold down the urge to throw up as he did so.
"No can do, Franco," Danny retorted. "Besides, the last girl I ate tasted like shit, but luckily for me, Anastasia's about to make up for that."
Danny suddenly yanked my face towards his mouth and dragged his tongue across my cheek, which instantly caused me to cry out and shudder in revulsion. Raising my head, I looked over at James, who looked both disgusted and defeated, and mouthed, "I love you" to him.
"Danny!" Seth suddenly spoke up. "We're friends! You can't eat us!"
"I'd love to catch up," Danny retorted. "But we're fucking starving, so… LET'S EAT!"
Danny pulled down the sleeve of my jacket and scraped his teeth against my bare shoulder as his cannibals crowded around James, Jay, Seth, and Lydia, revving up their chainsaws and preparing to go in for the kill.
"Fuck you!" James shouted, picking up a brick by his feet and hitting the nearest cannibal in the head with it. "Run!" he yelled at us, chucking the brick at Danny's head and forcing him to release me.
"Chew on this, fuckers!" Lydia screamed, seizing hold of a pipe nearby and lunging at the cannibals. They were trying to create a distraction while Seth, Jay and I ran for it.
"James, don't do this! I can't lose you!" I screamed, taking hold of his shoulders.
He shook his head and quickly said, "I have to! Now go! You have to get out of here, alright?! Stay with Seth and Jay and stay alive!"
"James, no! You can't!" I screamed, tears beginning to well up in my eyes again. "I love you! I'm so sorry for not telling you! I'm sorry for everythin-" I was abruptly cut off when James suddenly took my face in his hands and kissed me. It was very brief though, and when he pulled away, he whispered, "I love you too. Stay safe." and gestured for Seth to come towards us.
I couldn't hold back my sobs as I felt Seth drag me away from the scene. Turning my head, I saw Jay yelling at Lydia and trying to get her to come with us.
"Lydia, what are you saying?! Come on, we've gotta get out of here!" Jay yelled urgently, taking hold of her shoulders. "These guys are insane; you'll be dead in seconds!"
Shaking her head, Lydia leaned in and heatedly kissed Jay for five seconds or so. Then, she pulled away and whispered, "I'll see you on the other side, Jay… Now, go! Go!"
Seth, Jay and I ran like hell away from the scene as James and Lydia fought off the cannibals with everything they had.
"Man, we should go back!" Seth said as we stopped dead in our tracks. "We should go back and help them!" However, before we could do so, two blue beams of the Rapture descended onto James and Lydia.
"Holy shit!" Jay yelled.
"It worked!" Seth cried out in shock.
Lydia was levitated about a meter off the ground for a couple seconds before she was suddenly shot upwards, disappearing right into the clouds.
I felt my lips curl into a hopeful smile as I looked over at James, who was shouting something at Danny, but we weren't able to hear what it was since we were too far away. He raised both his hands and gave Danny the double finger before making an ejaculating gesture.
The light suddenly vanished and James was dropped fright in front of the cannibals. Oh, dear God! NO! NO! NO!
"Oh, shit!" Seth shouted.
Danny began to saunter towards James with a sadistic grin on his face and crouched down in front of him. His cannibals slowly began to advance on him, licking their lips in anticipation. Danny suddenly pounced on James, sinking his teeth into his face.
"NO!" I screamed, feeling my heart break into a million pieces as Danny and his cannibals swarmed James. "JAMES! JAMES!"
"Come on, we've gotta keep moving!" Jay shouted, seizing me by the arm as three of Danny's cannibals sprinted towards us.
Grudgingly, I slowly nodded and ran as fast as I could. Once we rounded the corner, we hid underneath some debris. We kept quiet until we didn't hear their voices anymore. As soon as they were gone though, I couldn't stop myself from breaking down.
"H-He's d-dead," I spluttered out, my breathing increasing. "J-James i-is d-dead. H-He w-was s-so c-close t-to g-getting i-into h-heaven! W-Why d-did h-he h-have t-to d-do t-that?!"
"I don't know why he had to flip off Danny!" Seth said, putting his arms around me and shaking his head. "He was in the clear!"
"That was in the text book," Jay explained. "I think it was Envy, or-''
"Jay, just don't, okay?!" I sobbed out. "I don't want to hear about all of the sins James just committed! I just want him back!"
Jay sighed and quickly dropped the subject. "Well, this is another fine mess we've found ourselves in," he muttered.
Without warning, the ground shook, causing all of us to jolt upward in surprise. Scrambling out of our hiding spot, we slowly looked up to see none other than the devil himself. That's when I knew that we were officially fucked.
"Oh, you've got to be fucking shitting me!" Jay yelled.
"Holy shit!" Seth and I yelled at the same time.
All three of us continued to panic as the devil slowly stalked towards us. Then, it crouched down and let out a roar as four heads protruded from its back.
Jay suddenly turned to us and confessed, "Listen to me, guys, I'm a fucking idiot! I-I put myself off! I'm self-righteous! I think I'm better than both of you! I was resistant to change! I should've grown with you two! I should've-I should've changed with you! We should've all changed together! I-I didn't like what I became, so I hated what you two became!"
"J-Jay, I'm so sorry!" I cried out, rapidly shaking my head. "I-I should've been a better friend to you! I should've visited you more and I should've fought harder to keep our friendship alive, but instead, I just let it crumble!"
Turning to Seth, I continued, "S-Seth, I know I don't say this enough, but I love you, man! You're the big brother I've always wanted! Don't ever forget that, okay?!"
Seth nodded. "It's fine, you guys. It's fine."
"Seth, Anastasia, I love you both," Jay said, wrapping his arms around the two of us.
"If we die, we die together," I choked out, hugging them both with the little strength I had left.
"Fucking right!" Seth said.
A piercing scream left my lips as one of the devil's heads plummeted towards us, ready to devour all three of us whole. Just when I thought this was the end for all of us, two blue beams of light suddenly enveloped Jay and I, knocking the Devil fifteen feet away from us.
I couldn't believe it, I was being Raptured! After all the things I'd said and done, I was being given a second chance!
Looking over, I saw Seth trying to take Jay's hand…. He hadn't got raptured! NO! This wasn't right! We couldn't just leave him down here to die!
"Seth!" I screamed, holding my hand out. "Take my hand! I'm not gonna let you die down her-" Before I could finish my sentence, my body suddenly skyrocketed upwards towards the clouds.
Slowly, I sat up and opened my eyes and surveyed my surroundings. Everything around me was pure white. Blinking my eyes a few times, I looked down and noticed that my clothes and my boots were also white. All the blood stains and holes were gone. With a gasp, I quickly rolled up my sleeves and looked at my wrists to see if I had any scars from the barbed wire Danny had tied me up with… I didn't. They were completely scar-less as if I'd never been tortured in the first place.
The next thing I noticed was that I was lying in what looked like the backseat of a car, and a very nice one at that. Who was driving it was definitely a female, but I couldn't see her face.
"It's about damn time you woke up, Massaro. I was starting to get lonely up here!" Oh my God, I knew that sassy voice anywhere! I didn't think I was ever gonna see her again!
"Lydia?!" I exclaimed, immediately lunging forward and wrapping my arms around her neck. "You really made it after all! Thank God!"
She stopped the car and turned around so she could hug me properly. "I missed you too, girl," she replied, winking at me. "So, what do you think of my ride? Pretty hot, huh?"
"Very," I said, nodding in agreement. "Wait, where the fuck did you get a purple Camaro from?! And why's there a halo on your head?!"
"I wished for it," she replied, shrugging as if it wasn't a big deal. "And to answer your second question, it's because I'm an angel now. You've got a halo too."
Reaching up, I gasped as my fingers came in contact with a somewhat warm, smooth metal. "Holy shit," I whispered.
"Oh, and this isn't the only thing I wished for," Lydia added, snapping me out of my daze.
As soon as those words left her mouth, a small gray tabby kitten suddenly leapt across the passenger's seat and into my lap, purring happily.
"Aww, she's so adorable!" I exclaimed, scratching the kitten behind the ear. "What's her name?"
"Nova," Lydia said with a grin. "You know me, I've always been a cat lover, but I never got around to getting one when I was on earth, so I decided to wish for one here in heaven."
"Um, Lydia, there's something you need to know," I said, quickly changing the subject. "I-It's about James, Jay and Seth…"
"W-What happened to Jay?" Lydia suddenly took hold of my shoulders and looked me dead in the eye. "P-Please tell me h-he made it…"
"I-I d-don't k-know," I spluttered. "Last time I saw him… H-He was getting raptured, b-but S-Seth didn't get Raptured s-so Jay tried to grab his hand to take him with… I-I tried to h-help S-Seth too, but I wasn't quick enough… M-My body had already started soaring upwards as soon as I reached out to take hold of his hand… T-That's not even the worst part though… J-James didn't get raptured after all because he'd mocked Danny, and um…. Danny ate him."
"That explains why I couldn't find him after I got raptured," she whispered, pulling me into a hug. "Hun, I'm so sorry... I know that James and I didn't exactly get along, but believe me when I say that he deserved to be here with you…"
Before I could say anything else, I saw two figures jogging towards us. "Looks like we've got company," I muttered, climbing out of the car to get a better look.
Lydia followed suit and narrowed her eyes. "Alright, who's there?! Show yourselves- JAY!" she suddenly exclaimed as the mystery figures revealed themselves. It was Seth and Jay! They made it! And most importantly, Seth managed to get raptured!
Lydia wrapped her arms around Jay's neck and kissed him. He was definitely caught off guard at first, but then he wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed her back.
With a laugh, I walked over to Seth and pulled him into a hug. "I'm so glad you're here, Seth. I don't think I would've been able to handle losing someone else that I love and care about."
"It's good to see you too, Anastasia," he replied with a smile, hugging me back. "Now, uh, where are we supposed to go? Are there some gates nearby or something?"
Lydia pulled away from Jay at that point and looked at Seth. "Hop in," she said, gesturing to her car. "I'll take you where we're supposed to go."
When we arrived at the gates, they automatically opened to reveal a smirking Craig. "Welcome to Heaven, motherfuckers," he greeted us.
"Craig!" Jay, Seth and I cried, practically leaping out of the car like a few lunatics. We all laughed and cheered as we formed a group hug.
"Are you guys angels?" Jay asked, his eyes marveling at our halos.
"Yes sir," Craig replied.
"That's so cool, man!" Seth exclaimed. "Congratulations!"
"Oh! Fellas!" Craig pointed above Seth and Jay's heads and clicked his fingers, halos appearing above both their heads after he did so. Almost immediately, they started freaking out and gaping at each other's halos, even rubbing them together at one point.
"Dude, this is so… what do we do now?!" Seth asked.
"Come this way," Craig said, stepping aside. Heaven was the complete opposite of what I expected it to be. Girls were dancing in white bikinis, people were smoking weed like chimneys, and there was loud music blaring. Basically, Heaven was one giant party.
"Whoa!" Seth gasped, staring at Craig's joint. "They got weed in heaven?!"
Craig smirked. "You tell me."
With a ping sound, a joint suddenly appeared in Seth's mouth, much to his delight. "Holy shit, that's awesome!" Seth exclaimed, pressing his joint against his halo and taking a drag. "That's insane, man!"
"No, no, no. That's Heaven," Craig stated. "Anything you can think of is yours."
"Damn straight," Lydia said, picking up Nova and lightly petting her.
"Anything, huh?" Seth asked. All of a sudden, a Segway appeared and Seth was standing on it.
"Holy shit, this is awesome!" he exclaimed, whirling around on it.
"Segway!" Jay cheered.
"I've always wanted to ride one of these things!" Seth chuckled.
"Alright, Anastasia," Craig said, turning to me. "Make a wish. Anything you want."
There was only one thing I wanted more than anything right now. So, I shut my eyes and wished with all my might.
"W-Where am I?" an all too familiar deep voice inquired behind me. "A-Anastasia, is that you?!"
Swiveling around on my heels, I gasped in surprise. My wish worked. James was alive and he was here. "JAMES!" I screamed, immediately darting towards him. As soon as we came face-to-face, I snaked my arms around his neck and planted a passionate kiss on his lips. I didn't care how cheesy this moment was, I was just happy to see him again.
Or kiss lasted for about a minute or two before James pulled away and stroked my cheek with his thumb. "I thought I lost you… Look, about what I said to you back on earth before Danny took you, I'm so sorry, I was just angry and-"
"Don't," I cut him off by putting a finger to his lips. "I should've told you sooner, but we're here now. That's all that matters. I love you, James, and I know for a fact that I want to spend the rest of my life with you."
"In that case," he began, reaching into his pocket and pulling something out… it was my ring. Even after our argument, he still held onto it. "Marry me. Right here. Right now," he said, sliding the ring onto my finger and looking into my eyes.
I nodded. "Of course!"
Grinning, he took my hand and we walked back over to Seth, Jay, Craig and Lydia. While Seth and James had their little bromance reunion, Craig turned to Jay and said, "Go ahead, Jay. Make a wish. Anything you can think of."
"Anything?" Jay asked, quirking a brow. He closed his eyes and thought for a couple seconds…
"Rock your body"
Everyone gasped and screamed as the Backstreet Boys themselves slowly made their way through the crowd.
"What?!" Craig exclaimed.
"You've got to be shitting me," James said in awe.
"No. Fucking. Way." Seth said, hopping off his Segway, which immediately disappeared after he did so.
"Everybody. Rock your body right"
"Best. Wish. Ever!" Lydia shouted, pumping her fist into the air.
"I can't believe this this happening," I said, my mouth dropping open in shock.
"Backstreet's back, alright!"
"Backstreet's back, alright!" The rhythm kicked into overdrive as the Backstreet Boys stopped in the center of the party.
"Oh my God, we're back again. Brothers, sisters, everybody sing." As if on cue, we all broke out into impromptu dancing.
"Gonna bring the flavor, show you how."
"Gotta question for you better answer now, yeah."
"Am I original? (Yeah) Am I the only one? (Yeah) Am I sexual? (Yeah) Am I everything you need? You better rock your body now." Jay started to make it rain while Seth and Craig started break dancing. Then, Jay and Lydia started dancing together and James and I did the same.
"Everybody (Yeah). Rock your body (Yeah). Everybody, rock your body right. Backstreet's back, alright, alright."
"Alright. Backstreet's back, ALRIGHT!"
Giant confetti canons fired off as the song died down and we all cheered, having the absolute time of our lives. There was only one thing I wanted to do now.
"Do you James Edward Franco, take Anastasia Olivia Massaro to be your lawfully wedded wife? To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part?" Craig asked, turning to James.
James nodded, lightly grazing his thumb over my wrist. "I do."
Craig smiled and turned to me. "And do you, Anastasia Olivia Massaro, take James Edward Franco to be your lawfully wedded husband? To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part?"
My lips curled into a smile and I looked James directly in the eye, "I do."
"Then, by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife," Craig announced. "You may now kiss the bride."
James cupped my face in his hands and our lips met in an intense, loving kiss. I was now Mrs. Anastasia Massaro Franco, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.