Epilogue

Dave sat peacefully in a deck chair on the patio. After leaving the hospital the gang received even more good news. The trial for Klaus wouldn't begin for another 6 weeks, so they had plenty of time to relax on the beach. Dave had made calls with his work and had notified the chipmunks and Chipettes School about their absence. The trial had just taken place two days ago and the gang was due to leave the next day. To everyone's delight, Klaus had been sentenced to life imprisonment.

"This is the life" Dave said quietly to himself enjoying the view. Instead of staying in a hotel, Dave had booked a holiday home directly on the beach. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the sun shone down on the sparkling ocean.

"Oh David, such a shame we have to leave tomorrow" a voice said behind Dave. He turned his head to see that Miss Miller had exited the house and come to join him.

"Yeah, but we do have to get back some time" Dave sighed. Miss Miller sat next to him on another deck chair. She looked around for a moment before her eyes centered on the children and she smiled.

"Don't they look so happy together" she cooed watching as the Chipmunks and Chipettes had split into groups with their counterpart. Eleanor and Theodore were playfully splashing each in the water laughing, Simon and Jeanette were sitting around a rock pool together looking at the tiny sea creatures and Brittany was lying on the sand sun bathing.

"Where's Alvin?" Miss Miller asked when she realized that the eldest chipmunk was missing.

"Don't worry, he'll be back any minute" Dave laughed. He knew where Alvin had gone and he was very happy for his son. He was about to do something very special for his love. Dave was still very excited for all of the children. They were finally all together. Dave had never seen all of them so happy. Theodore started to seem more confident, Simon seemed more relaxed and Alvin seemed less egotistical. He still boasted about himself, but in the 6 weeks they had been in Costa Rica, Alvin had only had one argument, with anyone!

"This is the happiest I have ever seen these kids!" he exclaimed in happiness. Miss Miller nodded then took a sip of the tropical punch she had made for herself.

Theodore laughed as Eleanor splashed him again. Eleanor let out a giggle.

"I'm going to get you for that one!" Theodore shouted happily and chased after her. Eleanor let out a scream of started to run through the water but Theodore caught her and started to tickle her. She laughed and laughed, trying to pull away. She started to splash him again and he let her go laughing.

"This is so much fun Ellie. I don't want to leave tomorrow" Theodore sighed. Eleanor walked over to him and put a hand on his shoulder.

"Don't worry Theo; we'll come back again someday. Besides I'm so excited about getting to stay with Miss Miller" Eleanor said kindly. The girls had accidently let slip to Dave and Miss Miller that they lived in a tree house alone. Dave had been worried at first, but the Chipettes were really upset. They didn't want to live in an orphanage again. Dave was going to suggest that the girls come and stay with him, but Miss Miler beat him to it. The Chipettes weren't sure at first, but they had come around to the idea when they realized that they would finally have a proper family, rather than being alone all the time. Theodore smiled at Eleanor then gave her a hug.

"Hey Ellie, why don't we go inside and make some drinks and snacks" Theodore suggested. Eleanor smiled and nodded her head. As they left the water and dried themselves off, Theodore noticed something. Just past the sand was a beautiful white and gold flower. Theodore had an idea. He picked the flower and turned back to Eleanor.

"Hey Ellie, I picked this for you" he said happily, extending his hands to show her the flower.

"Oh Theodore it's beautiful" she exclaimed and plucked it from his hands. She tucked it into her hair next to her ear.

"How do I look?' she asked Theodore turning her head, her pig tails bobbing slightly. Theodore smiled.

"You look beautiful Ellie, but you always look beautiful to me" he said. Eleanor blushed and kissed him.

"Theodore you are so sweet. I love you" she said. Theodore blushed a little then he grabbed her hand.

"Let's go make those snacks" he said happily. She nodded her head and the two walked back towards the house hand in hand.

Jeanette's feet were dipped into the rock pool as she looked at the tiny creatures. There were snails and starfish and tiny little crabs all in the rock bed.

"Look Jeanette, it's a crayfish" Simon exclaimed and pointed to a small blue lobster towards the far end of the rock pool. Jeanette watched as the small creature walked around for a bit before crawling into a tiny crevice in the rock.

"Wow. Now that all the bad stuff is over, this vacation has been so fantastic" Jeanette said as she continued to watch the small animals in the water.

"It sure has been. But the best part is that I got to spend it with you" Simon said turning to her. Jeanette blushed and pecked him on the cheek. Simon moved closer to her and wrapped his arm around her waist.

"Jeanette, I'm so happy we are together now. I have loved you for so long, but I could never say anything because I was too shy" Simon said turning to look into her sparkling emerald eyes. Jeanette blushed again.

"I feel the same way Simon. I'll be sad to leave here tomorrow, but now that I have you with me, I don't think I could ever be unhappy again. Simon started to blush as well. They leant towards each other and their lips met. They closed their eyes and enjoyed the moment. They were on a tropical beach together, the warm sun glistening down on them. This was absolute paradise. As they broke apart, they stared into each other's eyes.

"I love you" Simon said smiling and stroking her cheek.

"I love you too" she said back happily, enjoying the gently strokes on her face.

"Would you like to go for a walk?" Simon asked.

"I'd love to" she replied and they both stood up. Simon kept his arm wrapped around Jeanette and she wrapped her arm around him as well. Slowly the two walked along the sand, enjoying the sunlight.

Brittany lapped the sun up, lying peacefully on the sand. Her hair was in its usual ponytail. When the group first entered the holiday home, Brittany had spent 3 hours in the bathroom fixing her hair. Every day since then she had spent almost as much time. She wanted ensure that her hair was never as messed up or ruffled again. Brittany moved her arms from her sides and placed them gently behind her head. Her pink rimmed sunglasses flashed from the light.

"Hey there gorgeous" she heard someone call her. She smiled and sat up as her love approached her. In the six weeks they had spent there, Alvin's arm had finally healed and they had removed the caste. The claw wounds he had sustained had completely healed. He had some residual scarring, but he didn't mind, they reminded him of his first kiss with Brittany. He was wearing a pair of shorts, a red Hawaiian shirt and his cap. After they had been released from the hospital, Alvin had gone for a stroll along the beach and found the cap washed up on the sand. Since then he hadn't let it out of his sight, in case he lost it for a third time. As Alvin approached Brittany he held something behind his back.

"Hey there handsome" Brittany called back. Alvin took a seat next to her; still not showing her what was behind his back.

"Brittany, I have something to tell you" he said taking a nervous gulp. Brittany cocked her head.

"What is it Alvin?"

"Well, now that we are just about to head back home tomorrow, I uh just wanted to uh… ask you out on a date" he said. Brittany smiled at him.

"Of course Alvin. I love you" she said happily taking his hand. He seemed relieved. He smiled back at her.

"I um… I got you a… present" he said and pulled the item from behind him. Brittany looked at it speechless, her eyes wide. It was a beautiful gold necklace with some encrusted pink rubies along the chain, but right in the center was a glowing blue diamond.

"I found the diamond stuck in my cap when Dave handed it back to me at the hospital while you were missing. I kept it safe and had this necklace made for you" he explained handing the necklace to Brittany. She accepted it. She looked at it for a moment before tackling Alvin over. The two rolled in the sand until they came to a stop with Brittany on top of Alvin.

"I love it Alvin" she said and started to kiss him passionately. The two lay on the sand kissing for what felt like hours. They didn't notice as Theodore and Eleanor approached them holding a platter of food and drinks. The two younger siblings blushed as they watched the happy couple. Simon and Jeanette approached them, curious as to what was going on. They kept quiet as they two watched the lovers together. Simon cleared his throat. Brittany was so startled she fell off Alvin. The two sat up and noticed all their siblings watching them. Both of their faces turned a deep scarlet.

"Sorry to interrupt. Ellie and I made some snacks for everyone" Theodore said, presenting the platter to everyone.

"Thanks guys" Alvin said as he helped himself to a glass of punch and some of the food. Everyone thanked the younger chipmunks and also enjoyed the snacks. After they finished their snacks, Brittany and Alvin stood up.

"Hey how about we all play a game of volley ball" Alvin suggested. Everyone agreed. For the rest of the day the six chipmunks played together. They played volley ball for a while, girls vs. boys. At one point the ball had gone out into the water and Alvin had offered to get it. He waded out into the water, trying not to get wet. No sooner had he grabbed the ball, then a man raced passed on a jet ski and Alvin was drenched in water. Everyone was cracking up laughing, so much so that Brittany actually fell over. Cheekily, Alvin splashed a huge wave of water towards her and she shrieked as she too became drenched. She laughed and dived at Alvin in the water, causing a huge wave that splashed everyone. Moments later all six chipmunks were engaged in a splash fight in the water.

Dave and Miss Miller sat on the patio watching them. They were having so much fun. Suddenly, he came up with the perfect idea for their last night at Costa Rica.

"Miss Miller can you keep an eye on the kids for a while. I need to go grab a few things" he winked and headed back inside. Miss Miller wasn't sure what Dave was planning, but she got a little excited herself. Slowly the sun began to set. The chipmunks had returned to their solo couple pairings. Alvin and Brittany lay together in a hammock linked between two tropical trees, enjoying the gentle sways from the breeze. Jeanette and Simon were curled up together under a tree reading, while Eleanor and Theodore playfully climbed a tree.

"This is just perfect. Thank you so much" Brittany said quietly re examining the necklace Alvin had given to her. Her fingers slid over the glowing blue diamond.

"That diamond is special Brittany. When I look at it, it reminds me of your beautiful blue eyes" Alvin said as he turned to face her. Her eyes sparkled as she looked up at him.

"I love you so much" she whispered and snuggled closer to him.

"I love you too" he smiled back and embraced her. They closed their eyes and let the breeze gently swing them back and forth slowly. Alvin couldn't think of a more perfect moment. He nuzzled his head so that it rested gently in her auburn hair. Brittany smiled and hugged him tighter.

Eleanor watched them from the tree and smiled.

"Don't they just look so happy together?" she sighed. Theodore sat next to her on a branch and placed his arms around her.

"They do look happy together, and so do Simon and Jeanette. But I'm happy just being with you" he whispered into her ear. She blushed and giggled before turning around and kissing him. While the kids were all preoccupied, Dave quietly crept past them to the sand. He placed down a pile of wood he had collected and placed a circle of rocks around them. He lit a fire and smiled happily at his work.

"Hey kids, come down here" he called out, and moments later the couples all approached him.

"You made a bonfire?" Alvin asked, watching the dazzling flames billowing in the gentle breeze.

"Yep, now wait right here, I have a surprise for you all" he said and rushed back up to the house. The kids all sat down in a circle and awaited his return.

"What do you think it is?" Brittany asked out loud.

"I don't know" Eleanor said. A few minutes later Dave returned carrying a ukulele, Miss Miller following him.

"I thought we might all have a relaxing song together for our last night in Costa Rica" he smiled. The group all smiled and nodded. Dave took a seat and so did Miss Miller. He started to strum the instrument slowly and soothing music started to play. The whole group started to sing.

Aloha e aloha e
'Ano 'ai ke aloha e
Aloha ae aloha e
A nu ay ki aloha e

There's no place I'd rather be
Then on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And If I had one wish come true
I
'd surf till the sun sets
Beyond the horizon

A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu
Flyin by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride

A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
La we mai iko papa he na lu
Pi'i na nalu la lahalaha
O ka moana hanupanupa
Lalala i kala hanahana
Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
Helehele mai kakou e
Hawaiian roller coaster ride

There's no place I'd rather be
Than on the seashore dry, wet free
On golden sand is where I lay
And if I only had my way
I'd play til the sun sets
Beyond the horizon

Lalala i kala hanahana
Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
It
's time to try the Hawaiian Roller coaster ride

Hang loose, hang ten, howzit, shake a shaka
No worry, no fear, ain't no biggie braddah
Cuttin' in, cuttin' up, cuttin' back, cuttin' out
Frontside, backside, goofy footed, wipe out

Looking for the wipeout
Let's get jumpin', surf's up and pumpin'
Coastin' with the motion of the ocean
Whirlpools swirling, cascading, twirling
Hawaiian roller coaster ride

There's no place I'd rather be
Then on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And if I had one wish come true
I
'd surf till the sun sets
Beyond the horizon

A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu
Flyin by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride

A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
La we mai iko papa he na lu
Pi'i na nalu la lahalaha
O ka moana hanupanupa
Lalala i kala hanahana
Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
Helehele mai kakou e
Hawaiian roller coaster ride

As the song ended the sun went down behind them and the stars seemed to sparkle in the night sky. Dave kept playing the ukulele and the group all listened in peace while Brittany and Alvin hopped up from the rest of the group. They made their way back to the hammock and lay down, listening as the soothing music rolled over the quiet ocean breeze.

"Alvin this vacation has been so wonderful. I'll be so sad tomorrow when we have to go back home" Brittany pouted. Alvin placed his arm around her and smiled.

"I'll be sad too. But the one thing that made this vacation special for me is coming back with me" he whispered.

"What is that?" she asked

"You" he whispered and kissed her softly. As they broke apart, Brittany stared into his eyes lovingly.

"I love you Alvin, with all my heart" she whispered and closed her eyes, laying her head on his chest, wrapping her arms around him.

"I love you too Brittany, and I always will" he whispered back and closed his eyes too. Within moments the young lovers were fast asleep wrapped in each other's arms.

And there you have it! The story has finally come to an end. I'm actually sad; I really enjoyed writing this story a lot. Believe it or not, this chapter was actually the hardest one I have written for so far. Even though I enjoy Romance, I really have a difficult time trying to come up with the right words, but I think I did okay. The song is Hawaiian roller coaster ride. The words are kind of weird but it sounds better when you play it. I know they're not in Hawaii but honestly have you ever found a song about Costa Rica? Anyway I just wanted to say thank you to Vilsy again for allowing me to complete the story for her, and to all the people who read the story. I got a lot of kind words and I really appreciated it. I intend to start another story, of my own creation, soon so I'll keep you all posted. I hope you enjoyed the story guys!