A/N: Well, this is it, everybody! This is the last, final chapter of the story! Now, before I begin this last chapter, I would like to thank everyone for their courtesy reviews and for following and reading "Sadness Spiral". But most of all, I would like to give out a very special thanks to Steveles out there for helping me come up with a summary for my story. I'm very sad that this Sadness and Anger story has to come to an end, but on the bright side, I had a lot of fun making it! Anyway, get ready for the final chapter which shall start in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
Later that night, at about 10:30p.m., Riley and her parents returned home from the carnival carrying prizes they had won and the food they ate. They went upstairs to their rooms and got ready for bed.
After Riley put her pajamas on, washed her face and brushed her teeth, she climbed into her bed and waited for her parents to come in to say good night.
Inside Headquarters, the five Emotions were exhausted as well.
"Whew!" sighed Disgust exhaustingly, as she wiped her forehead. "What a long day!"
"I know! My back could use some rest after going on all of those rides we went on with Jordan." Fear agreed exhaustingly.
"Well, we got Sadness back, talked to Mom about what happened and we made up with Jordan, even though it was just a misunderstanding." Joy replied cheerfully.
"I liked it when we were on the Ferris wheel, but I felt sad when we had to get off." remarked Sadness solemnly.
"That was actually a good thing because I was starting to get dizzy and we were high up from there!" said Fear, as he shuddered a little.
"But it was so much fun when we were up there! We could see the stars, our house, our car from the parking lot…" Joy said, before she got cut off by Anger.
"Okay, okay, we get the picture already." Anger interrupted gruffly. "You wanna know what my favorite part of the carnival was?"
"What was it?" asked Sadness.
"My favorite part of the carnival was when we went on that big roller coaster three times." answered Anger, smiling.
"Oh, do not get me started. It made me barf when we went over the loops." Disgust said in annoyance, as she rolled her eyes.
Suddenly, she gagged a little and turned away from the group just as she put both of her hands over her mouth.
"Poor Disgust." Sadness said, tsk-tsk-tsk-ing while she shook her head.
They suddenly heard footsteps outside of Headquarters. The Emotions (except Sadness) immediately ran over to the monitor which revealed to be Jill and Bill walking into Riley's bedroom.
"Oh, goody!" exclaimed Joy enthusiastically. "Mom and Dad are here to kiss us good night!"
While Sadness sent the memories down to Long Term Memory, Anger walked over to her.
"Anything I can get for you, Sadness?" asked Anger gently.
Sadness thought for a moment and responded, "Could you get me a glass of warm milk?"
"Coming right up." the brick said.
After he left, Sadness slowly walked over to the new, upgraded console where Joy, Disgust and Fear were at. They looked at Jill and Bill sitting on Riley's bed and smiling at their daughter.
"Hey, monkey. I would like to say thank you for helping me with the yard work today." said Bill, smiling.
"You were a big help and we're so proud of you." Jill said happily.
"Thanks, guys. I love you." replied Riley warmly.
"We love you too." said Jill, as she placed a kiss on Riley's forehead.
"Sweet dreams." Bill said, as he also placed a kiss on her forehead.
They walked out of the bedroom and closed the door. Riley slowly closed her eyes and she fell asleep.
"Aaaaand, we are out!" announced Joy triumphantly, as the screen went black and then turned to us. "Excellent job, Team Happy!"
"Alright! We did not die today! Woohoo!" cheered Fear proudly.
"You say that all the time, Fear. And I told you a thousand times that we are not gonna die." said Disgust, looking all agitated.
"Hey, Sadness." Joy called over to me. "You wanna do Dream Duty tonight?"
"Sure. After all, it's been a while since I did Dream Duty." I said with a smile on my face.
I pulled up a chair over to the control panel and sat down where a dream would soon be playing.
"I think it's time for my beauty sleep now." yawned Disgust tiredly.
"I agree with you, Disgust." agreed Fear, as he too yawned. "Looks like it's time for me to hit the hay."
"Come on, guys. It's bedtime." Joy said, before she went over to me and gave me another hug. "Good night, Sadness. And welcome home."
I smiled and immediately gave Joy a tight hug. After that, I watched her, Disgust and Fear leaving the room.
"Good night, Sadness." Fear called from behind.
"We'll see you in the morning." Disgust called from behind.
"Night, guys." I called back.
The dream suddenly filled the screen. It was Riley and Jordan paddling on the boat in the lake. A smile grew bigger on my face. I really did miss doing Dream Duty since Joy usually took cover.
"Sadness?" a male voice suddenly said.
I gasped as I nearly fell out of my chair. I turned around. It was only Anger.
"You scared me a bit." I said.
"Oh, sorry about that, kid." Anger apologized, as he gave me the glass of warm milk that I asked for. "Here's your drink."
"Thanks, Anger." I said politely and took a small sip.
There was brief silence. He looked at me for a minute before he replied, "I guess I'll be going now. Watch out for Jangles and I'll see you in the morning."
I watched Anger leaving the room, as I drank my warm milk. I felt like I wanted him to do Dream Duty with me and I didn't want to be all alone.
"Anger, wait." I called out not too loudly.
He lifted his head and turned back to me.
"Will you do Dream Duty with me tonight?" I asked softly.
Anger looked at me for a long time and he finally responded sweetly, "Of course I would, kid."
He pulled up another chair over to the control panel and sat next to me. He then noticed that I grew quiet.
"Hey. Are you alright, kid?" Anger asked with concern.
"I'm fine, but…" I said in a small voice. "…there's been something that I wanted to tell you after you found me and the confession you told me."
"What was it?" he asked curiously.
"Do you promise not to get mad?" I asked solemnly.
"I won't get mad." Anger said, as he grasped onto my hands and looked into my blue eyes. "You can tell me anything, Sadness."
I gulped, took a deep breath and answered, "Anger, you're like a big brother to me."
Anger's eyes widened in surprise and he stiffened his body. He quickly cleared his throat and adjusted his tie a bit.
"Really? What made you say that?" he asked impressed.
"Well, I feel like you care about me and you look out for me like Fear would do. However, I remember that one time you brought me soup when I got sick and you read me a bedtime story before I fell asleep. You're always patient with me and most of all; I like it when you dry my tears whenever I cry." I confessed.
A smile grew big on Anger's face. I guess my confession to him really did work after all.
"Gee, thanks." he said, smiling. "That really means a lot to me, kid."
I couldn't help myself but smile. I loved it when Anger called me kid. It was my nickname and I did feel like a kid, even though I was born second after Joy. Suddenly, the dream ended and the room went dark.
"Aw, the dream is over already? Bummer." I groaned in disappointment.
"I got an idea. How about we watch the funny movie where the dog dies again?" suggested Anger.
"Great idea, Anger." I said in agreement.
I pressed a couple of buttons and the recall tube came down. It popped out a memory of Riley watching the movie onto the screen. We smiled at each other and began to watch it. It really felt so good to be back home in Headquarters again.
End of Sadness' P.O.V.
A/N: Yahoo! I did it! I finished the "Inside Out" story in 2 months! Well, that's it! That wraps up my third story! I hope you all enjoyed it! And now that it is finished, this story will stay on this site forever and ever! I hope you guys liked this chapter and the story! Please review and favorite it! Once again, this is a TearBrick friendship story, not a romance story just to be clear.
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