Auditorium

Today was finally the day, the finale of Total Drama Arts. After this, everyone would be going home, and nobody was ready for that. They all had such an amazing time here in the Total Drama Arts mansion and in Wawanakwa Resort that they just couldn't bear going home. The auditorium audience was filled with the eliminated contestants. All the finalists were amazing, so it was hard for them all to pick who would win. Chris, dressed in his best tuxedo, his hair gelled back, came onto the stage to welcome the three finalists.

"Hello, and welcome to the finale of Total Drama Arts!" Chris paused and gave out a large sigh. "FINALLY!" Chris paced to the front of the stage.

"Today, you'll be seeing solos from each finalist. After this, you the audience at home will get to vote on who you believe should make it to the final 2 slots, and the least voted person, the second runner-up, will get to join the eliminated contestants on voting for the winner of Total Drama Arts! And without further ado, let's get this over with so I can go on my vacation to Bora Bora! Up first, we have Analisia!" The eliminated contestants gave a roaring applause for Analisia, Lissie and Charlie cheering the hardest. Analisia smiled over to them, still not even believing she was in the position she's in right now, and smiled as she adjusted her microphone off the stand. She took a deep breath and began talking, still smiling from ear to ear though her nerves were showing.

"Hi. Today I'll be singing Just Breathe"

"Yes I understand

That every life must end

As we sit alone

I know someday we must go

Yeah I'm a lucky man

To count on both hands

The ones I love

Some folks just have one

Yeah others they got none

Stay with me

Let's just breathe

Practised on our sins

Never gonna let me win

Under everything

Just another human being

I don't want to hurt

There's so much in this world

To make me believe

Stay with me

All I see

Did I say that I need you?

Did I say that I want you?

What if I did and I'm a fool you see

No one knows this more than me

'Cause I come clean

I wonder everyday

As I look upon your face

Everything you gave

And nothing you would take

Nothing you would take

Everything you gave

Did I say that I need you?

Did I say that I want you?

What if I did and I'm a fool you see

No one knows this more than me

I come clean

Nothing you would take

Everything you gave

Hold me 'till I die

Meet you on the other side"

The audience applauded as the teary-eyed girl took a bow, thinking back on all she's gone through just to be standing here. No matter what happened, she couldn't wait to finish the day and see Lissie and Charlie again.

As Neveah walked on, they gave each other a smile as Neveah walked on to perform. Nervous, she started adjusting the mic, but accidentally smacked herself in the face with the mic. She gave a thumbs up as she rubbed her forehead and gave a thumbs up as she got it off the stand successfully.

"I'm good, I'm good. Same old Neveah." Neveah laughed, but on the inside was mortified, can't she go one day without her clumsy self getting in the way? "Today I'm going to be singing Ella."

"Ella se ha cansado de tirar la toalla

Se va quitando poco a poco telarañas

No ha dormido esta noche pero no esta cansada

No mira ningún espejo pero se siente to' guapa

Hoy ella se ha puesto color en las pestañas

Hoy le gusta su sonrisa, no se siente una extraña

Hoy sueña lo que quiere sin preocuparse por nada

Hoy es una mujer que se da cuenta de su alma

Hoy vas a descubrir que el mundo es solo para ti

Que nadie puede hacerte daño, nadie puede hacerte daño

Hoy vas a comprender

Que el miedo se puede romper con un solo portazo

Hoy vas a hacer reír

Porque tus ojos se han cansado de ser llanto, de ser llanto

Hoy vas a conseguir

Reírte hasta de ti y ver que lo has logrado que

Hoy vas a ser la mujer

Que te dé la gana de ser

Hoy te vas a querer

Como nadie te ha sabio querer

Hoy vas a mirar pa' lante

Que pa' atrás ya te dolió bastante

Una mujer valiente, una mujer sonriente

Mira como pasa

Hoy nació la mujer perfecta que esperaban

Ha roto sin pudores las reglas marcadas

Hoy ha calzado tacones para hacer sonar sus pasos

Hoy sabe que su vida nunca mas será un fracaso

Hoy vas a descubrir que el mundo es solo para ti

Que nadie puede hacerte daño, nadie puede hacerte daño

Hoy vas conquistar el cielo

Sin mirar lo alto que queda del suelo

Hoy vas a ser feliz

Aunque el invierno sea frio y sea largo, y sea largo

Hoy vas a conseguir

Reírte hasta de ti y ver que lo has logrado

Hoy vas a descubrir que el mundo es solo para ti

Que nadie puede hacerte daño, nadie puede hacerte daño

Hoy vas a comprender

Que el miedo se puede romper con un solo portazo

Hoy vas a hacer reír

Porque tus ojos se han cansado de ser llanto, de ser llanto

Hoy vas a conseguir

Reírte hasta de ti y ver que lo has logrado oh"

As the teens applauded, Neveah stopped in her tracks out to see Brandon. The two paused on stage, the audience silent as Brandon smiled at her and stroked her cheekbone.

"Good luck." Neveah whisped as she kissed his cheek, leaving him to the stage to sing. Brandon was nervous, not only because he was the last to perform, but because he truly doesn't know how he got into this position. He was sure people would eliminate him when he stopped participating while mourning, but he was grateful he had great friends who wouldn't let that happen. He took a deep breath as he started speaking into the microphone.

"Well, final performance... Today I'll be singing Just One Yesterday."

"I thought of angels

Choking on their halos

Get them drunk on rose water

See how dirty I can get them

Pulling out their fragile teeth

And clip their tiny wings

Anything you say can and will be held against you

So only say my name

It will be held against you

Anything you say can and will be held against you

So only say my name

If heaven's grief brings hell's rain

Then I'd trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday

(I know I'm bad news)

For just one yesterday

(I saved it all for you)

I want to teach you a lesson in the worst kind of way

Still I'd trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday

(I know I'm bad news)

For just one yesterday

(I saved it all for you)

For just one yesterday

Letting people down is my thing baby

Find yourself a new gig

This town ain't big enough for two of us

I don't have the right name

Or the right looks

But I have twice the heart

Anything you say can and will be held against you

So only say my name

It will be held against you

Anything you say can and will be held against you

So only say my name (name)

If heaven's grief brings hell's rain

Then I'd trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday

(I know I'm bad news)

For just one yesterday

(I saved it all for you)

I want to teach you a lesson in the worst kind of way

Still I'd trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday

(I know I'm bad news)

For just one yesterday

(I saved it all for you)

For just one yesterday

If I spilled my guts

The world would never look at you the same way

And I'm here to give you all of my love

So I can watch your face as I take it all away

If heaven's grief brings hell's rain

Then I'd trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday

(I know I'm bad news)

For just one yesterday

(I saved it all for you)

I want to teach you a lesson in the worst kind of way

Still I'd trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday

(I know I'm bad news)

For just one yesterday

(I saved it all for you)

For just one yesterday"

Chris, Analisia and Neveah joined him on stage as the teens cheered for Brandon's song.

"Let's give it up for our three finalists! Neveah, Analisia and Brandon, to recap, the eliminated contestants will get to vote on who they think should win Total Drama Arts, but first, the live audience got to choose the final 2 contestants. That second runner-up, the person with the least amount of votes, will be joining the other eliminated contestants in voting for who gets to win Total Drama Arts. After this, we'll take a short break and allow the eliminated contestants to talk through who they want to win." Courtney came walking into the room, holding an envelope and handing it to Chris.

"Thank you, Courtney." Neveah, Brandon and Analisia stood in the middle of the stage opposite of Chris, holding hands as he opened the envelope with the reveal. "Congratulations Analisia and Brandon, you are in the final 2! Neveah is officially the third-place winner of Total Drama Arts. Please, say your goodbyes and take a seat with the other contestants."

Brandon was heartbroken for Neveah, but so excited for himself, but he didn't want to hurt her so he didn't show how excited he was. He had guaranteed himself at least second place, but for the first time, Neveah wouldn't be there. Neveah tried to hold it together for Brandon, but she was heartbroken, but honored that she even made it this far.

"I'm so proud of you, Neveah." Brandon said, hugging her to his chest. Neveah unlinked from him and looked over at him.

"Proud of me? I'm proud of you, Brandon. You made it this far."

"So did you." Brandon and Neveah looked at each other longingly, embracing each other as Brandon gave her a kiss on her head. Neveah let go, hugging Analisia as she walked off the stage and into the audience as Analisia and Brandon went backstage to see her two best friends and her brother waiting for her. She ran over to Nathan, spinning in his arms as she cried.

"Neveah... You did so good."

"Not good enough." She said, looking down. "Was it because I sang in spanish too much? Maybe I should have gone with the English " Nathan looked at her, letting go of her.

"Do not ever be ashamed of honoring our culture. Your culture is who you are." Neveah smiled at him as she walked over to Sami and Scarletta, who were waiting for her with open arms.

"I wish it could have been us up there." Neveah said, tears continuing to flow. She was feeling so many mixed emotions that she didn't know if she was happy or upset over her loss. Scarletta and Sami smiled, agreeing with her as they all cried tears with her. "Why are you guys crying?"

"I don't know." The two girls laughed as Sami responded, making Neveah laugh as well. "Right now just being with you three, I feel like we all won." Neveah smiled as they calmed down, wiping the tears off of each other's faces as the rest of the contestants circled around them to make the biggest vote of this season.

"All right, so let's talk Brandon and Analisia." Sami said, taking a seat next to Neveah.

"Brandon and Analisia are both very similar, if you think about it." Charlie said. "They both went through a big loss, but it never affected their game." Lissie nodded at Charlie's words.

"They both performed well under pressure, they really show their worth as performers." Lissie said.

"And nobody ever thought they were a big enough target to get out." Mika said.

"Shit. This is going to be harder than we thought." Zakk laughed as Courtney came over, passing the ballots by from the stage where Chris was at.

"All right. Go ahead and cast your votes for the winner of Total Drama Arts, and when I have all the ballots, I will count them and bring our finalists back on."

The teens thought about their decisions long and hard before writing their answers. It wasn't an easy decision, but one thing everyone could agree on is that Analisia and Brandon O were both incredibly deserving of being where they're both at right now. Carefully, the ballots were placed up on the stage and brought backstage away from Brandon and Analisia as Chris went to bring them back on stage. Both of them had fear in their eyes, but pride in their hearts. They knew no matter what happened, they would be proud of the other person.

"All right. We have our votes locked in, and our assistants are currently reviewing every ballot. While we wait, Analisia and Brandon, how are you guys feeling right now?" Brandon let Analisia go first.

"I just... cannot believe the transformation I've gone through while being here. I am so grateful for Lissie and Charlie, who never backed away from the shy girl who wouldn't talk back. They could have left me alone after the millions of times I dodged their questions, but they never stopped. They are the entire reason I am up here. I... I love them both a lot." Charlie and Lissie smiled over at her as Brandon began to speak.

"This season had lots of ups and downs... and downs... and downs... but my friends believed in me. They believed in me to get up in the morning when I didn't even want to face reality, they protected me so I didn't have to worry about being eliminated during the hardest time of my life, and they put up with my ass for being so goddamn lazy all the time." The contestants laughed. "But my beautiful, amazing girlfriend, Neveah, was my number one supporter and being able to be with her for the whole game makes me feel like the winner no matter what happens." As Brandon smiled down at Neveah in the audience, an assistant came over to Chris, bearing a gold envelope.

"This is it, I have here the winner of Total Drama Arts." Everyone's nerves, no matter whose side they were on, were all over the place to see who would end up winning as Chris opened up the envelope. He took a look at it and put it behind his back as he started to reveal the winner.

"Our runner-up for Total Drama Arts is Brandon O, making Analisia the winner of Total Drama Arts, congratulations!" The two hugged each other as confetti came flying out into the room, getting all over everyone as they cheered. The rest of the contestants came onto the stage with them, Charlie and Lissie going to Analisia, who was sobbing over her win.

"You did it, I'm so proud of you." Charlie said, kissing her as she wiped her tears of joy.

"I-I didn't think I could do it." She said shaking.

"You're badass, Analisia. Of course you could do it." Lissie said, hugging her as she hid some tears of her own. Analisia looked over to the two of them, so happy to see them.

"Did you really mean it up there? You.. you love me?" Analisia's heart skipped a beat as she realized what she said.

"I do love you, Charlie." She smiled at him as their lips crashed onto each others, not wanting this moment to end.

"I love you too, Analisia." She smiled as she started crying some more, and Lissie laughed ironically.

"These are the kinds of tears I only want to see from you." She said, hugging her by the neck. Brandon came over to Analisia with Sami and Neveah, all hugging her on a job well done.

"You're so incredibly strong, I can't even imagine how I would handle everything in life that you have." Brandon said, smiling though he wished it could have been hm to win. "If it couldn't be me or Neveah, I'm glad it's you." Analisia grinned at him. Though she didn't talk to him all that much in the beginning, getting to know him and his side of the house was an amazing experience the last few weeks of the competition.

"I appreciate that so much, Brandon. And you know you've gained a lifelong friend of both Charlie and I." Brandon nodded as he gave her another hug, and Chris came in front of all the contestants to say his goodbyes to the camera, the contestants watching behind him.

"That wraps up the first season of Total Drama Arts! The producers loved it so much that we'll be opening casting for our next season of Total Drama Arts! From all of us here at Total Drama, thanks for watching, and join us next season, whether it be by competing or watching as an audience member, here at Total Drama Arts!"

A/N: I did it... I finished this story!

It feels amazing to have finished it, but it also feels... weird. I miss the OC creators I bonded with but am incredibly grateful that Tyler is still around! I wish Mariah, creator of Analisia, could be here to see this!

I'm going to thank everyone as if they're here. I'd like to thank every single OC creator for being amazing in the first few years of TDArts when I wrote consistently - and Jade and Mariah for submitting chapters for me as well. It's a bittersweet feeling, finishing this story after all the amazing years I had with it, but I can't wait to start on the next story season of Total Drama Arts! Applications are still open for the next season if you wanna submit anyone!

This was so so so hard because I originally intended a Zakk and Sami final 2! I started thinking about the scenario and realized I needed to be a little more creative, so I went with the hard route of booting my own OC. That was really where the fun started for me. Throughout the past few weeks I had to at least make the decision of who I wanted as the last 3 so choosing who would go before them and in what order was really hard (and was also done very last minute as I would write the chapter WHO SAID THAT) but it had to be done. At the point that I was at in the story, I knew I wanted either Brandon or Analisia to win, and I hope to include them in a few chapters as guests for the next Total Drama Arts!

And again. Thank you for everything, especially to you, Tyler. Thanks for always being there when nobody else was. And thank you as well to those who I know will not see this, Mariah, Jade and James for being amazing friends and amazing helpers when I couldn't upload stories.

Songs:

Analisia - Just Breathe by Pearl Jam

Brandon O - Just One Yesterday by Fall Out Boy

Neveah - Ella by Bebe (English translations can be found online for this song!)

~Sami