Well this is it...the end...I'm really not happy with how this chapter turned out, but I know there isn't much I can do...I'd actually about given up on this story...but thank you to those of you who have reviewed in the past month or so...I wasn't aware that people actually cared what happened, how this story ended. Read on and I'll let you make up your own versions of what happens at the end, after this story is over...that way, everyone's happy! It's been a wild ride, and I encourage you to read my other stories, like He Hurt Her When He Wasn't There...it's much better written. At any rate, enjoy!
Whoever said there was nothing to fear but fear itself was an idiot. Scratch that: a fucking brainless idiot.
I'd been up against many scary things in my life: erasers, whitecoats, vampires, werewolves, almost dying, myself and loved ones alike, but nothing had ever been worse than not knowing what would happen once my twins woke up. Nothing.
I kept time in my head. "Wake up, but be ok," I whispered to Hikaru and Kaoru. "Don't be crazed or uncontrollable." Regardless of what I wanted them to be, I'd find out how they were going to act in ten, short minutes.
"I can't believe what Angel said to me," I whispered to Fang for the third time.
"You deserve it," he said. I turned my head to glare at him. As our eyes met I saw the worry in his.
"We're going to get to them in time. We'll save Nudge and the Asians and then we can go home."
"Max, don't you see? Even if we leave, the others like it here. Angel's got Mori, Gazzy has Tamaki, Iggy is content to spend time with Kyouya to talk about computers, and Nudge, when we get to her and save her, has the twins. If we leave, it'll just be the two of us."
I sighed. "I know. But Fang," I looked into his eyes and grasped his hand tightly. "What if we don't make it in time?"
He breathed deeply. "I'm ready, but I won't accept that outcome. Not yet. We're ten minutes away from them; we'll get there in time."
"I can only pray…and I'm not even religious," I mumbled.
I heard soft rustling sounds in front of the bed and realized my twins were waking up out of their "coma."
"Hikaru? Kaoru?" I called, and then regretted it instantly when I thought about their possible states. Two heads of startlingly orange hair floated into my view and I started to shake. "Answer me. Please."
Instead of answering with their words, they answered with their mouths. I felt lips and tongues dancing along the skin of my arms, working closer and closer to my lips. When their eyes finally came in to view they were the same beautiful green, but they didn't look right. They looked carnal, gleaming with released passion.
"Just be as gentle as you can," I whispered before closing my eyes and surrendering my body willingly to my twins.
"!" I screamed. I couldn't help it. We were so close to Nudge that I could actually feel her pain. Mori held me in his arms as I screamed and writhed in agony, unleashing Nudge's held-back pain.
"How far are we!?" I heard him scream at Kyouya.
"Two minutes," Kyouya replied. I could hear the panic in his voice.
"I'm fine," I breathed out. "We need to get to Nudge. The twins are making love to her fiercely and without restraint, but it's not them. They've been infected with something." I gasped for breath and screamed again in agony. "Hurry."
"Angel, my sweetheart, you're not going to be able to go in with us," Mori whispered.
I let out another yell, this one of anger. "I have to. Nudge needs me. She's always been there for me, so now it's my turn." I refused to allow anyone to argue with me any longer.
"We're here," Kyouya said as the car stopped. Everyone filed out of the car, including me. I walked out with my head held high, despite the pain.
"Ok. Mori, Fang, Kyouya's army, and I will storm the front. Angel, you and—Hey!" Max shouted at me. I was already walking towards the front door.
Erasers and whitecoats were pouring out of the front doors, but they didn't affect me. I sent out a widespread command to fight amongst themselves until every last eraser, flyboy, and whitecoat was dead, making sure they knew to leave my friends alone.
I could hear the others yelling behind me, but I paid them no attention. Nudge's pain filled every fiber of my being. It was like this every time one of my flock members was in pain. I could feel it as if everything was happening to me, as if I was the one in pain.
I walked through the bloody halls, stepping around dead eraser and whitecoat bodies, following the pull I felt inside of me to Nudge and her pain.
I stopped in front of a huge door, took one look at it, saw the key hanging right by the door, and opened it quickly, walking in to a scene I'd never forget; ever.
HELP! I shouted to every one of my flock members and new friends. Kaoru, I was sure which twin it was, lay on the ground writhing in pain, his eyes wide open and his mouth open in a silent scream. Hikaru was on the bed with Nudge, frantically trying to pull her arms and legs free of their ties to the bed-posts. All three of them were stark naked.
I instantly ran to Kaoru's side, trying to reach into his mind. I heard footsteps running and catching up to the door. "Cut Nudge free. Iggy, get over here," I commanded. The others sprang into action without me even having to look up at them.
Kaoru's breathing was labored and he was having trouble keeping his mind working. I'm…sorry. He told me in his mind. Tears fell from my eyes as I realized what was happening to him. "He's dying," I whispered. I looked up as Nudge ran over to us.
Tears were streaming down her face as she collapsed next to me. Her face turned to mine pleadingly and all I could do was look back helplessly. "I can't do anything to help him," Iggy told me as quietly as he could, but Nudge still heard. Hikaru grabbed Kaoru's hand and cried into his brother's shoulder.
Tell Hikaru to look after Nudge. And tell her I love her, Kaoru's voice sounded in my head. I shook my head. Tell her yourself, I told him firmly. He had to be ok…he just had to.
Nudge cried into Kaoru's neck, her tears covering his skin. I felt so sorry for her, for everyone. I felt helpless and weak and powerless. I felt tears hit my shirt and Mori pick me up and hold me in his arms. I grasped his shirt and cried into his chest silently, my entire body shaking.
"Wait, look!" I heard Max whisper frantically. I lifted my head and turned to look back at Nudge. At first I didn't see anything, but then I saw a faint yellow glow emanating from Nudge's hands where she touched Kaoru.
You can't die. I won't let you die, Kaoru. I love you, so you can't die, I though in my head. I concentrated all my energy into Kaoru, trying to give him my strength to live. I'd about given up hope until I heard Max's voice behind me. "It's a miracle."
I looked up at her, then down to my hands, pressed to Kaoru's skin. They glowed a dull yellow and tingled. I didn't understand what was happening, but that didn't matter once I heard the most wonderful sound in the world: Kaoru groaning. Hikaru lifted his head from his brother's shoulder and looked at me in wonder.
"Kaoru!" I exclaimed. His eyes turned to me in amazement, filled with love and joy. I pressed my lips to his and held onto him for dear life. I pulled away and hugged him as tightly as I dared. "You're alive!" I whispered. He coughed a bit but held me back with one arm as tightly as he could. I pulled back and looked into his eyes. "Don't ever do that to me again!" I scolded.
"Yes…ma'am," he laughed/gasped out.
Hikaru pressed his cheek to his brother's and whispered something in his ear that I couldn't hear. Oh, well, I thought to myself, guess I'll just have to force it out of them later. And I would be able to, because my Kaoru was going to be fine.
Someone cleared their throat behind us and I looked up to see Max and everyone else from the flock and the Host Club standing staring at us. "Do you want to put some clothes on?" Max asked. I looked down at myself and then at my twins and blushed at our naked appearances.
"Clothes would be very nice," I said sheepishly. Mori held out three robes and I hastily grabbed them, throwing one to Hikaru and covering Kaoru before wrapping myself up in the third. "Thanks."
"Um, not to sound rude or anything, but can we please get out of here? This place still gives me the creeps," Gazzy said. I chuckled and looked to Kaoru.
"Hey buddy, do you think you'd be ok to leave?" I asked him. Kaoru nodded up at me with a smile and held out his hand for me to take.
The three of us, the twins and I, had a limo all to ourselves on the way to the airport. I sat between my boys and held onto their hands as they showered my neck and face with kisses and apologies. "Guys, I told you already, I'm not mad at what you did. It wasn't your fault. It wasn't your doing," I told them.
"We're just so sorry we hurt you," Hikaru said.
"We promised you we wouldn't let anything bad happen to you," Kaoru added.
I pulled their faces up so they could look at me. "Listen." The boys froze under my grasp. "I love you, no matter what happened at the School. Got it?" the two nodded their heads. "Good. No matter what happens from here on out, we're in it together. Deal?"
The two fiercely nodded their heads. "Deal."
I didn't know what was in our future, but I knew I'd be able to get through it all. My flock family was moving on, adapting to situations we weren't used to dealing with. Angel was with Mori and the two would probably stay together, running a Dojo or something like that; Gazzy with Tamaki (still could not wrap my head around that one) would probably move to some liberal American state that promoted gay marriage like Vermont or Pennsylvania or something like that; Max and Fang would fly off together into the sunset, leaving us all to go on a wild adventure, then returning with horror stories; I knew Iggy would find someone that would love him for him; I had the twins and though it probably would not work out with the two of them, it would work out in the end.
I didn't have a plan, but I didn't care. Life's an adventure, right? Plus, I'd already been through hell and back…what else could happen?
That's it! Hope you enjoyed it! *Sigh* Now I'm sad...I hate ending stories!