And to conclude this I bring you the epilogue!!
Epilogue- Sky So Blue
"Anzu wait up"
Anzu turned around seeing Ryou running up to her. "Hey Ryou" she called back happily. He nodded back "Am I late?" he ask. She shook her head "Of course not but…wish I was…." she replied nervously. Ryou gave her a sympathetic smile. "Don't worry, you'll do fine" he encouraged as they walked into the building where the large crowd awaited her. She gulped while Ryou gave her a light kiss on her cheek "Will be here" he spoke while his dark in spirit form only snorted in response as her other friends waved to her, holding billboards of "Anzu rocks" and "we love Anzu" displayed on them.
As she took her place upon the stage her body moved and danced to the music becoming one with it while the cheers of people and her friends cheered her on. Through her dance the last four years replayed through her mind. She indeed came a long way ever since the incident but it felt like a dream, she had overcome the nightmare, and was able to move forward to the future. As the music accelerated she moved aggressively preparing her body for the outstanding finale as she set off her signature dance steps and the crowd roared wildly.
She bowed panting while a genial smile pasted on her face. She let out a cry while Jounouchi and Honda lifted her on their shoulders, parading her around the building. She laughed with the others and was let down after a good twenty minutes. Her love embraced her from behind and a sigh escaped from her.
"You were wonderful"
"Thank you" she spoke back. Isis and Rishid went back to Egypt after it and weren't heard from ever since and Ryou and she began an deep relationship, with Bakura along for the ride of course. "We've gone a long ways haven't we?" Yuugi spoke from behind.
"You can say that again" Jounouchi agreed. Anzu nodded in agreement "But…we all here fore each other like we're all here for you" Ryou spoke. Anzu felt her eye's water "Oh you guys…" she began and noticed someone spying on them.
"Hello" she spoke. The young child look around before realizing she was talking to her. He came up to her with his head bowed while the other look at him strangely. The boy had dark skin with blond locks crowning his scalp. He took a deep breathe and raised his hand holding a flower. Anzu smiled at him taking it "You're so sweet, thank you" she said. The boy blushed refusing to look at her embarrassed.
"I….saw you dance…." he finally replied. Her smiled grew "Thank you, what's you name?" she ask. The boy looked up as gorgeous lavender eyes brim full of light "Maliku" he chirped. Before the conversation could continue a voice calling for him came.
"Oh, big sister is calling me, I have to go now" Maliku said quickly. He waved them good bye before running to the woman nearby.
"Maliku stay near"
"Sorry Sis, where's Uncle Rishid?"
"He's getting us some ice-cream"
"So lets go"
As the group watch the two chat happily the older woman stop and looked to them a smile broke unto her features until she was being pulled away by her little brother.
"Hey was that…?"
"It couldn't be…could it?"
"Anzu…was it…?" Ryou asked. Anzu only looked to the clear blue skies above.
"What do you think?"
WOOOOOT it ish finally over PLEASE DON'T KILL ME!!! *hides* I guess it ended for the better *shrugs* I like to thank everyone who supported this ficcy hear, it really made the difference I just hope that this was a help to someone out there. If you don't want to read the AN just skip and leave an review if not enjoy while I unravel the many confusing things in shattered.
Ok originally the rapist was going to be….._ bandit keith…..but I guess it didn't turn out that way. Ah yes as for the rain that was a symbol of cleanliness, purification and also concealment ^^ as for the dreams they all had well, dream are strange that way. As for seto's part? Well he was like a wise sage I guess or if may put it perhaps the big guy himself in the form of seto kaiba Oo;;;;… who knows except that he help Anzu through it as well as everyone else in the end.
Ok I was REALLY stuck on the ending I had three alternative endings for it. one being Malik and Anzu getting together but that would only work if bandit Keith was the one who raped her -_-;;; the other of him dying….and dying and this one of him being reborn. Ok I can understand if people disagree about Anzu's choice but you know what! I think Anzu is a very strong girl who can overcome everything and anything with a little help of her friends of course, she is great role model I think, so this is why I wanted to end it like that….sometimes the world isn't pretty as we like to see it, riddling us with hardships and ugliness it's easy for someone to give in to it all and give up. I may not know a lot of things but I do know that sometimes even though we may not exist or know we exist we need support of each other, whether it may come in many forms I guess it came as fan fiction for me ^^;; oh my I'm rambling so I better stop now….^^;;
Now before we permanently leave this story I would like to leave a few words to you.
Never give up no matter tough it gets because even though you may think you're alone you not because I'm pretty sure there someone else out there thinking exactly the same!!
As Seto Kaiba says " it how you move forward determines the person you become!!" And from him I guess we can see as well from Anzu!
I hope you enjoyed this fiction but I hope that it will help someone out there someway….I really do, so please leave your reviews/flames ^^;;;;
And a special thank you to My brother Formerly known as Spirit of the Ring now Damaged roses who help me out flesh out the first half of the story, to Umiko Morimoto for leaving excellent opinions which gave me so many perspectives to look from, Tea fan for input also, Mei-Yuan for her suggestions, they also help how to flesh out the ending and…RABIDMOOSE!?!?!?! Yeah you heard it! If it weren't for his *ahem* reviews I wouldn't have seen the story from another angle ^^; Thanks Moose-chan!!
;; hopefully he won't flame me for the result but bleah it's already been done! And a special thanks to all who reviewed and made this story as successful as it was.
As for Sequels???? Eh I dun't think so I think I put everyone through enough hell as it is so I'll let them at rest ^^
Bye and thanks
Maliku (aka Malik): *waves* bye bye everyone! ^__^