Epilogue (*ok, I know you wanted violence or something but come on, I'm not that good at killing and chasing away scenes I think*) Two weeks had passed since Tori had come home and only a week since Dominic had come home to her that night and whispered softly into her ear as he thought she lay sleeping. "Your safe now." before kissing her cheek and falling into a deep sleep beside her. Ever since then, things had been back to nearly perfect. Well, as perfect as you got with a set of two brothers and sisters. But everyone was like family and Angela and Tori began spending more and more time togather. She had become like a sister to Angela and Mia and the girls were almost never apart, except for when Dominic claimed time with Tori. The two had grown so close in such a very short time. So much had happened and so much had been pushed onto their lives. Tori had had thoughts during the first week about leaving sometime, but Dominic would sit her down each and everytime and show her exactly why she wasn't going to leave. She was amazed at how many different things he could be at once. Soft but hard, sweet but tough, it all astounded her and everytime he kissed her, her mind dropped a little more of the need to run, until the day she woke up, two weeks later and the epiphany of her lifetime came to her. It had taken Dominic almost two hours to get her to stop crying enough to tell him what was wrong. "They're gone Dom...." she sobbed softly, as he wiped tears from her eyes. "Who's gone Tor?" "Mom and Dad. They're dead. I never really believed I'd lost them, that they were still there with me, but....they're not." she sighed. "Oh." Dom said quietly. "What brought this on Tori?" he asked, pulling her onto his lap and stroking her arm. "I woke up and tried to think of a reason that we needed to leave. I-I've always done that to distance myself..you know, I mean I always wanted to think of myself as the person to make the decision that we had to go......and I couldn't think of one." "And that made you sad?" he asked almost incredously. "No...no..you see...the reasons were always that there WAS something better....something like my father and mother and their life out there. But there's not. I'm always looking for some way to get a little peice of that life back and I've never been able to find it." she paused and looked up at him. "Until now." Dominic was confused. "What do you mean?" Tori looked down a little then around in thought as she spoke and explained. "You see, my parents had this kinda of love that I thought noone else in the world could ever have. It was special..just for them. And not just that, they had this connection. This way of knowing each other and I guess that may have been what I was looking for...a connection." she looked back up at him. He pointed to himself and her, back and forth. "Like the one you and I have." he understood. "Yeah." "So does this mean your gonna stay?" "Yeah. "For good?" Tori smiled and kissed him. "For good." THE END ____________________________________________________________________
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