:I do not own Bebop or Freedom by Stevie Nicks.:

Part Five-Freedom

:Spike's P.O.V.:

I dropped Julia off at the hospital, they'll be putting her in the morgue. I guess I'll be joining her.

I return to the Bebop and I find Jet asleep on the couch. I'm sorry that I'm doing this Jet. Jet wakes up, he sees me and I tell him that I'm hungry. He fixes me a plate of bell peppers and I eat. I never liked his cooking, but they say hunger is the best spice. After I finish my meal, I tell him a story that my father told me a long time ago. A story about a tiger striped cat. After we have a laugh, I get up to leave, he asks me if it's for the girl.

I reply. "She's dead, there's nothing I can do for her."

Dim and wavering
On a wind-blown night
Whose honour, whose anger

I walk away, Faye puts her gun to my head. I can tell that she's angry and she doesn't want me to leave. Sorry Faye.

Cold and quivering
As was the wind-blown night
Into which she'd fallen, fallen

I hear her voice. "Where are you going? Why are you going? You told me once... that the past didn't matter... You're the one who's tied to their past!"

Freedom, well it's a thing that is fleeting
Freedom is standing next to you
My intentions were clear

I lean close to her and stare straight into her eyes. "Look at these eyes. One of them is a fake, because I lost it in an accident. Since then, I have been seeing the past in one eye, and the present in the other. I had believed that what I saw was not all of reality..."

I was with him
Everyone knew
Poor little fool

Faye trembles, she doesn't want me to go. "Don't tell me things like that... You never told me anything about yourself! Don't tell me stuff like that now!"

Beautiful as you are
With that high spirit
Morning star of evil hit me
Cut me like a knife

I tell her gently. "I thought I was watching a dream that I would never awaken from. Before I knew it, the dream was all over."

Cool and collected
She became that with time
Totally rejected

I walk away from her, then she tells me that her memory came back. Which makes me stop.

Faye starts to cry, "But... nothing good came out of it. There was no place for me to return to... This was the only place I could go back to! But now...Where are you going?! Why do you have to go?! Are you telling me you're going to just throw your life away?!

I have my reasons, I have to go. "I'm not going there to die. I'm going there to see if I really am alive."

I walk away and I hear that she is firing her gun in the air. Faye, I have to go, so I can save you and Jet. So you two can be free. Goodbye Faye, I can only hope things will get better. Maybe something good will come out of this.

:Julia's P.O.V.:

I wake up at the hospital, quietly I get up and I make my way past doctors and nurses. No one sees me. I call Vicious and ask him if Spike had arrived yet. Vicious says no. Before I hang up, I tell him that I'm going to get a car. "Those idiots blew mine up."

Freedom, well it's a thing that is fleeting
Freedom is standing next to you
Well my intentions were clear

"I'm sorry." He whines.

I was with him
Everyone knew
Poor little fool

"Do you want to get hit again?" I snap.

It's all in the eyes
It's all in the way that you look
It's all in the way

"No. Hey, Spike's here. Got to go." He says.

I turn off the phone and head outside to see if I can get a new car. There's a dealership open, I walk in and lay down some Woolongs. "Do you have any Fairlanes?"

The fat car salesman shakes his head. "Those are rare, but I do have a Rambler."

My eyes lit up. "I'll take it!"

:Spike's P.O.V.:

That you say very little
It's all in the way that you talk

I rush into headquarters, shooting every thug in sight. I get into the elevator and go as far as I can. I step out and I see Shin, I ask him where Vicious is. Shin tells me he's at the top and he leads me.

Look at me with daggers
It won't do you any good
All the looks that you've used on me
Don't work now that you've fallen,
fallen, fallen

As we turn a corner Shin is shot. "Shin!" I kill the thug and rush over to him. "Shin!"

Shin was glad that I came back and he told me to defeat Vicious. I lost one more friend, why do they have to die?

:Vicious' P.O.V.:

I hear the commotion outside, Spike is really making a racket. I had already put the sleeping potion on my sword. Everything was ready now.

Freedom, well it's a thing that is fleeting
Freedom is standing next to you
My intentions were clear

:Spike's P.O.V.: I run into the main chamber and open the door. The room explodes, revealing the night sky.

I was with him
Everyone knew
Poor little fool

I see Vicious stepping down from a large stairway. "So you are finally awake. I told you before, Spike... that I am the only one who can kill you."

Look at me with daggers
It won't do you any good

I'm going to do you in as well. "I'll return those words back to you, Vicious."

All the looks that you've used on me
Don't work now that you've fallen


:Vicious' P.O.V. I tell him coldly, "Either way, we were destined to end up like this."

All the looks that you've used on me
Don't work now that you've fallen

Spike runs up the stairway and we clash weapons. You were always a great fighter, but now I think it's time we ended this. I cut Spike twice and he shoots my katana out of my hand. You were a great shot, too bad we have to put you away.

Freedom
Freedom
Everyone knew
Poor little fool

Spike puts his hand on my katana and I put my hand on the gun.

"Julia passed away... Let's end it all." Goodnight sweet prince.

Soon, we'll be free! "If that's your wish."

:Spike's P.O.V.:

We exchange weapons, my visions getting blurry and I'm getting tired. At the same time I shoot Vicious in the chest and Vicious slashes me in the gut. I see Vicious fall, blood is spilling from my gut.

I looks up into the brightening I recall Julia's final words. "This is... a dream..."

"Yeah... Just a bad dream..." I tell her

Poor little fool
Poor little fool
Freedom

It is morning, I'm clutching my bleeding gut, and I descend the stairway to meet a legion of confused, baffled and surprised syndicate members. Oh, this is nice. But I'm really tired and I want to sleep, just sleep. Soon I'll be free, then I'll fly away.

I smile and point my index finger at them. "Bang..."

I fall, everyone I know is free and so am I.

:Vicious' P.O.V.:

My shoulder is killing me. He missed, thanks to that drug. He's over on the stairs.

Come with me
Poor little fool
Freedom

One last step to freedom, all I have to do is wait for Julia. Sorry Spike.


:This is the last prequel from Music of the Spheres! Also, I borrowed some lines from the show. The Stevie Nicks song is from Behind the Mask, it's a Fleetwood Mac album I think. Thanks a lot for reading! Now take a look Men are from Mars, Women are From Earth: