Well, it's been awhile. My girlfriend, MaryRose FanFiction ID#114883, wrote a more complete ending for me. I'm very glad because I never knew what was going to happen after the end of the fic I wrote. It's nice to know how things turned out. Here's what Mary Rose sent me.

Since he never finished it, I got his permission to finish it myself. So I'm posting it for Beka Day which is tomorrow. I don't own anything either.

Harper swallowed hard. So this was it. The day of reckoning was here. "Um...yeah...well...I guess so. But we don't have to. You can forget about that letter. I'm sorry I even wrote it."

"I don't want to forget it. And I'm glad you wrote it."

"Say what?"

Beka sighed and walked over to his cot. "May I sit down?" He nodded and she did. "I never realized you felt that way. I'm so sorry."

Harper felt his heart constrict in his chest. What he had feared all along was true. She didn't return his feelings. Of course she didn't. Why would she? He was just a mudfoot from Earth. And she was...well... she was Beka. What more needed to be said? "I shouldn't have written that letter. It was stupid. I'm sorry."

"No, it wasn't. I'm touched, really I am. I'm just sorry you suffered so much on account of me. You should have taken one of the jobs and left."

Of all the responses Harper had imagined, this one was the last one he would have thought of. In fact, he never would have thought of this one. "I didn't want to. I wanted to stay with you because I love you."

Beka sighed. "Well, you shouldn't. Go find a girl worthy of you. I'm not her."

Harper felt he had slipped into the Twilight Zone. "Beka what are you saying? Of course you're worthy of me. You're the worthiest. And are you saying you would give me a chance?"

She turned away from him. "Maybe."

He cupped her chin and forced her to look at him. And in her eyes he did not see disgust or pity or any other thing he would have expected to see there. Instead he saw the last thing he would have expected to see--fear. It was mind boggling. "Beka, give us a chance. We could be happy together."

"I don't know, For how long? Things were easier when you were just my kid brother. Now that there is a chance for something more ...well...it's not easy. I don't want to hurt you anymore. Besides I never thought of you in a romantic way before."

"That I know. But anyway, you didn't do it on purpose. In any case, that's not important now. What's important is that you want a life with me? Do you?"


"No! I want a straight answer. None of this maybe crap. Do you or don't you?"

She looked away again, then faced him. "All right. Yes, I do."

"Woohoo!" He jumped up and started dancing. "That's all that matters. You have feelings for me. You do. I have a chance. I think we can make it now."

And Beka had to laugh. "Seamus, you're crazy."

"Crazy in love. And it's a nice feeling." And it was.

The End.