Wow. I can't believe that this is the last chapter...
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the stars will cry
the blackest tears tonight
I can smell the ocean air
And here I am
Pouring my heart onto these rooftops
Just a ghost to the world
Exactly what I need
From up here the city lights burn
Like a thousand miles of fire
And I'm here to sing this anthem
Of our dying day
For a second I wish the tide
Would swallow every inch of this city
As you gasp for air tonight
I'd scream this song right in your face
If you were here
I swear I won't miss a beat
Cause I never
Never have before...
Stay calm, Jinx…just got to stay calm…don't take the inhibitor off…you'd blow up the entire airport if you did…breathe in, breathe out..
I'm glued to my chair. My eyes are shut tightly; maybe I'm just imagining this? Yeah, yeah, that's all…he just called me "Jinx" by accident, because we were talking about bad luck, joking about it…it was a mistake…Wally isn't Kid Flash…
"Jinx, please listen to me," Wally pleads with me silently as I clench my fists around the ends of the armrest. So it wasn't a mistake. Breathe in…
"How did you find me?" I ask, still afraid to open my eyes. If I see him again...it'll all be real…it'll make sense…
"I followed you," he whispers into my ear, his voice sounding panicky. "But it's not for why you think. I would never hurt you. Please, just listen to me!" And he reaches out his hand and lightly touches my arm. A shiver runs through my body and my eyes pop open. His hands are warm but I jerk my arm away from underneath him and fall back into the armrest of my chair, trying to get as far as possible away from him so that I can take my bag and leave.
I have to make something up, fast. I'm not Jinx! No, that's stupid. I already blew it. He knows, and I know.
"Sorry, Wally, I have no idea what you're talking about," I say, forcing myself to stare at the Arrivals/Departures board right behind Kid Flash's left ear. My eyes search around desperately for some place to escape to. I can't go to L.A., but maybe if I get away long enough, I can grab another flight? New York was the default plan. Maybe even Miami. Same as L.A., just more bottle blondes.
"I, uh, need to go to the bathroom!" I say, happily spotting the sign gesturing towards the ladies room a little down the hall.
Kid Flash looks at me, his eyes pleading, probably plotting some way to quietly slip on some handcuffs. "Jinx, no more running away," he says as he grabs my arm firmly and yanks down. I crumple back into my seat, defeated. I should have expected this. But what can I do? If I take off this power inhibitor, I put every person in this airport at potential risk. But if I leave it on, let him take me in…it'll cost my freedom…
He doesn't let go, even when my butt is firmly on the plastic. My backpack is over my left shoulder, the strap sliding down my arm and finally touching his hand where Kid Flash is holding a death grip on my wrist. For a split second, he lets go, but in a motion that's far too fast to see he pulls the strap all the way off and sets the backpack on the floor, and then grabs my arm again.
"Jinx…please, we need to talk.Please to listen to me."
I close my eyes again. How could he! How did he find me? I thought my plan was foolproof!
…Stay calm, Jinx. Breathe in, breathe out.
"Let go of me, Kid Flash," I manage to hiss, my teeth clenched and my eyes beginning to glow. I can still look intimidating, even with this power inhibitor. It only prevents anything from actually happening.
"Not until you listen to me," Kid Flash says, taking my chin in his hand and making me face him. I open my eyes only to see his crystal clear baby blues staring straight back at me. I let out an involuntary shudder. Just…wait…
At that moment, my courage kicks in, although it's very half-hearted, if not nearly non-existent. I need to fight back. I did it before, I can do it again. So I stare back at him, narrowing my eyes and using my free hand to slap his away from my face. He looks at me sadly for a moment but I just glare back, and then he lets go of me all together.
"What will it take for me to get you to listen?" he asks me desperately, reaching into his pocket as I grab my backpack and stand up, ready to make a break for it.
"Your life," I respond as coldly as I can, gaining some momentum with my first few steps towards the bathroom.
"Not sure if I can do that, but I've got the next best thing," Kid Flash replies, grabbing onto my hand again and pushing a T-Mobile sidekick into it. As I'm forced to stop (he's holding my arm ransom! I just might need it later), breathing heavily, he uses his hands to close my fingers around the Sidekick and then steps back. "There. That's my life in your hands. We're even now."
I stop for a moment and stare at it, even though I should be at the phase where I whack him over the head with a "CAUTION: SLIPPERY WHEN WET" sign and run. What the…?
I continue to glare at him confusedly. Looking flustered and desperate, he reaches over and pushes a button on it, and a list of names pops up. "My name is Wally West. I'm 15 years old and I live in Star City, Pennsylvania with my parents," he says very quickly, staring me directly in the eyes again as I continue to look at him in confusion and panic.
"What's this for?" I ask in spite of myself, wondering what he meant when he said "we're even now."
"Everything. You have me. I'm at your mercy," he says, taking his hand off the Sidekick and allowing me to take a few steps backwards, using another button to scroll down. "Here—that's my home phone number. My aunt Iris works at for the Daily Planet Television News. That's Speedy's cell phone number," he tells me as I roll the clicker over the name Roy Harper, wondering what the hell this all means. "And there-security codes to my hideout. The Flash's email address. Superman's mom's pie recipe!" Kid Flash starts speeding his speech up, talking increasingly faster and more frantic. "NAKED BABY PICTURES OF ME IN THE TUB! ARGH!"
I have the sudden urge to burst out laughing as Kid Flash snatches back his Sidekick, blushing insanely and sadly as he scrolls down. As he stares intently at the little screen, I take a few steps backwards, hoping he won't see me retreat. I just have to get out of here!
"…They're from my mom. 'Sup, Wally? (that's how you kids talk nowadays, right?) Was looking through some old pictures and thought you'd like to see these. I hope this 'email' goes through. I love you! And don't worry, I washed all of your underpants so that you won't forget them again tomorrow. From Mom," he reads out loud, his cheeks as red as his hair, hitting the 'delete' button as he mutters something inaudible.
By the time he looks up again, I've only gotten about 3 feet away. He reads so fast...
"Jinx," he says, appearing by my side before I can even blink, taking my shoulders in his hands. "I will do anything for you to give me a minute to explain. Take this," Kid Flash says again, pleading, as he pushes the Sidekick back into my hand. "My life is in there," he says again, "Everyone I love…they are in your hands. You could take that Sidekick right now and run away, go off and kill every person I've ever cared about in revenge. But I know you won't. You're better than that, and I trust you. You don't know the whole story. I would never betray you!"
He leads me over to the chairs again as I sit, dumbfounded, alternately looking between Kid Flash's face and the screen which has the name Barry Allen Cell with a phone number following it.
Breathe in, out…don't let him rule this conversation…
"We'll never be equal," I spit at him, putting the Sidekick into my pocket as discreetly as I can. He watches as I do it, but doesn't do or say anything. "Not after what you did to me."
"But that's just it!" Kid Flash whispers, looking around, worried, sensing that we've caused a little bit of drama. Then he turns back to me. "I didn't do anything to you! I didn't turn you into the police, Jinx," he tells me, still not letting go of my shoulders. "They made a mistake! They didn't know you were on the good side now!"
"I'm not on the good side, though," I snarl in spite of myself. Not exactly the best thing to be telling to the guy who's looking to arrest you…
"Yes, you are," Kid Flash protests. He points to my backpack. "You paid for all of that stuff. You didn't steal it. And that's a power inhibitor on your wrist, isn't it? You didn't want anyone to get hurt," he says as he slides his hand down my arm and tugs my sleeve up before I can even protest. "May I?" he asks, and without pausing for answer, he says, "…Whatever you do, don't lose your cool, Jinx," and yanks it off my wrist.
I gasp in alarm as he does it, and a few feet behind me, I hear the unmistakable moans of a heavily-laden traveler who accidentally tripped over his shoe lace and fell down, brining his bags with him. Then, to my surprise, Kid Flash instead fastens the bracelet around his own wrist.
"Why…?" I begin, but he cuts me off. I can tell he wants to get this over with as quickly as possible.
"To show you that I'm not here for a fight," Kid Flash responds as he shifts his gaze back to me, an intense, burning look in his eyes. "If you want to run, go ahead and run. I can't use my powers with this thing on.And Ijust gave away my identity to someone who hates me. Just hear me out."
As he says this, I can hear that his voice, however steely and determined, is about to crack. He has a point…I own him now. This could be the ultimate revenge…he's at your mercy, Jinx. Don't throw the opportunity away.
At that moment, I can feel the pangs of my hate for him bubbling up inside of me. Stay, says my subconscious. I think that may be the first time it's ever agreed with me. I take it as a sign. I sit down again.
"You have 5 minutes," I say coldly, eager to hear what kind of pathetic story Kid Flash might be able to spin in order to get me to show mercy. "Why are you here?
He takes a deep breath, then immediately shoots into his story. "Jinx, I'm going to be entirely honest with you. You drive me insane. And I love that. You have to believe that I would never hurt you! I'd rather run straight into a brick wall at superspeed than go through life thinking you hated me for something I didn't do."
"What do you mean, 'something you didn't do'?" I ask him abruptly, wondering what the hell he keeps babbling on about. What could he possibly not have done? Boy did everything but kill me.
"I didn't orchestrate anything. I didn't tell any police to try to arrest you," Kid Flash explains in an annoyingly worried voice.
"Then why did they?" I counter, staring him in the eyes.
"…I'm going to have to go back to the beginning, aren't I?" he sighs, preparing himself to do so.
"…Yeah, yeah, probably," I shoot back nastily. "Get going. You have 3 minutes left."
A sigh. "Well, you were getting beaten up by the HIVE Five when I found you in Jump City. You passed out, I finished them off, and took you back to my place. When you woke up, you tried to run…" Kid Flash stops for a moment, looking hesitant. "…But I wouldn't let you. So I took you to Lightning Lane in Star City to get you to see the benefits of…doing what I do." For a moment, he looks like he wants to use the word 'hero', but he refrains. "Then after you kicked some drug-dealer tail, I brought you to help me out with a robbery-in-progress at a downtown jewelry store. No contact with the police at all, but they saw you walking out of the building with a bunch of criminals and just…assumed. They saw us talking and figured that I was trying to distract you long enough for them to arrest you, but they were wrong. They didn't know that you're not a villain anymore, so they took you in."
I stare at him incredulously as he goes on telling his story. He's a very good liar, I'll give him that. When I don't say anything, he continues.
"So I called in Raven from the Teen Titans—"
"You WHAT!" I can hear my voice crack as I let out a rather unfeminine-sounding squawk.
"I, uh…" Kid Flash looks uncomfortable, as if he knew I would react this way. "I asked Raven to help me get you out. Before she joined the Titans...we worked on a case together. But I don't want to waste my remaining 2 minutes explaining that," he says carefully. I'm surprised; he was listening to me when I said I didn't want to talk to him for too long? He takes my silence as his cue to continue. "Anyway—we did. Raven efficiently, and legally, got you out of jail. She had just left before I went to your cell and found you—about to—"
Kid Flash lets out a shudder, looking clearly mortified and disgusted at the idea of saying the word "rape." He takes a deep breath and instead skips the word. "…Anyway. When I got there…and you escaped…I let you run..." his voice trails off and his eyes fall, as if he was finally starting to grasp the truth. "…You really do hate me, don't you?" Kid Flash finally asks, his voice barely above a whisper.
I'm left speechless. I want to nod, shove it in his face, make him hurt and cry like I did over him…but I can't. The look in his eyes…
Oh no- here comes that sun again
And that means another day without you my friend
And it hurts me to look into the mirror at myself
And it hurts even more to have to be with somebody else
And it's so hard to do and so easy to say
But sometimes - sometimes,
you just have to walk away - walk away
With so many people to love in my life, why do I worry about one?
But you put the happy in my ness, you put the good times into my fun
And it's so hard to do and so easy to say
But sometimes - sometimes,
you just have to walk away - walk away and head for the door...
-Walk Away, Ben Harper
God. Wow. I thought I understood before that she hated me. But I didn't. I had no idea what the word 'hate' meant. But now I do. I knew what 'loathe' meant. Loathing is total disregard of another's emotions. Hate is the way Jinx is looking at me.
And I've never felt so lost and alone in my life.
I came here, followed her, hoping that I could prove my point and win her back. I love her, I really do. But she hates me.
I finally recognize what that weird thing in Raven's voice was. It was pity. Raven pities me. She knew this would happen…she's an empath. Realizing another's pain is what she does.
It sounds girly and corny, I know, but I feel like I need to cry. I haven't cried since…since I was a baby. I've never felt the need to.
With all of the courage I can muster, I manage to whisper the three little words I'd been meaning to tell her, ideally under better circumstances, but this is the best I've got and it's the best I'll ever be able to do for her. "…I love you." I can hear a sharp intake of breath coming from Jinx, but I force myself to turn a deaf ear to it. "I hope that one day you won't hate me anymore."
And with that, I push myself off my chair, defeated, and begin to walk away. I don't even know where I'm going, but one thing's for sure: I'm not coming back. I'm going to take off this power inhibitor the moment I get out of this airport, and then maybe I'll take a few laps around the world. Whatever will get my mind off of her.
A few moments pass, but they feel like days. I've barely taken 10 steps before I hear Jinx's voice calling my name.
You can make me cry
You can break my heart
But I'll never say we're through
Even when I cry, I can't stay mad at you
You can run around
You can tell me lies
But there's nothing I can do
I'll never say goodbye
Cause I can't stay mad at you
-I Can't Stay Mad at You, Skeeter Davis
…I don't get it. What…? No, that's not the question. "How." The question is "how?"
As in, how the hell did it take me this long to realize that he wouldn't go to all this trouble just to rub my losses in my face?
In the back of my head, my conscience speaks up again, although the "voice" it's speaking through sounds vaguely…different. It sounds like Raven, the Teen Titan. He wasn't lying to you, it…well, she tells me. Believe him. He meant every word that he said.
"I love you." That's what he said to me. He said, "I love you." And from the look in his eyes and the sound of his broken voice, I know he means it. You don't joke about that. You don't lie about something like that. Not even if you're an on-duty, undercover agent who's trying to arrest someone.
Which he's not. I look down again at the Sidekick Kid Flash put in my hand. A picture pops up on the screen, a nice snapshot of the people I assume are his family.
Why would he tell me all of this if he wasn't lying?
And it's at that very moment that I get it. Totally and completely, I understand how it happened. He never wanted anything bad to happen to me. I can't even imagine…how hard he must have tried to track me down, explain the truth. And I finally figure it all out just as he gives up on me.
…Great timing, Jinx.
"Wally!" I hoist myself off of my seat and take a few steps after him, as he stops and drops his shoulders, turning to face me. I've never seen sadder eyes. I wish he would smile again… "Wally."
"Look-" he begins, looking as if he is ready to cry, or something.
"Wally, please listen to me," I plead, inwardly marveling at how quickly the tables have turned. "I get it. I'm sorry. I understand now." Kid Flash just stares at me blankly for a moment, apparently not quite registering what I said. "Wally…Kid Flash…" I say, staring him directly in the eyes as my hand finds his and I slide my fingers through his. I don't even know what's coming over me. My voice changes, and it sounds as harsh as it normally is, but at the same time, calm. "…You're such a wimp! You're the one person in this world who I can trust. I don't know how long we'll last if you break this easily."
He stares at me incredulously for a moment, his expression frozen in shock.
And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cuz I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
'Cuz sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight
And I don't want the world to see me
Cuz I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
-Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
"So…you're saying…" I stutter, feeling Jinx's small hand fitting comfortably in my own. I don't believe this. What the…?
"I love you too, idiot," Jinx says in a calm voice that completely blows me away.
It takes a moment to realize that's she's talking to me. About me. And so calmly…She might as well have said, "I'm so excited that we've had such great weather lately! So nice and sunny…oh, and by the way, Wally, I love you."
As soon as understanding whacks me over head, without any hesitation, I slip my hand out from hers and instead use it instead to pull her in closer to me as I kiss her more deeply than I've ever kissed anyone in my life.
After a few incredible, heavenly, perfect seconds, Jinx pulls away from me, her eyes still closed and her forehead resting against mine, and she whispers, "…This doesn't mean I'm going to have to start wearing colored spandex, does it?"
Right then and there, I begin to crack up. I feel like I'm full of helium. Or I'm high. Or I'm in love. One of those.
"No, you don't have to wear the spandex," I reply laughingly. "I do it of my own free will, believe it or not. They're actually quite comfortable."
"Uh-huh," Jinx whispers skeptically. I'm about to lean in to kiss her again, but she pulls a 180 on me and her voice suddenly gets quiet. "Just one thing. You…endangered the lives of all those people in your address book. What if I hadn't…well…if I had taken it, I could have killed them."
I adjust to the situation as quickly as I can. "No, you couldn't. I trust you. You're a good person, Jinx. I knew that you wouldn't have the heart to go through with it. That's what I was counting on. Besides…even if you did have their names, addresses, federal statistics…it wouldn't have mattered. Each and every one of them has a back-up plan. Aliases, secret addresses…names are interchangeable. They've even got a body guard. Full coverage, 24/7. They're never alone."
"Me. I swore that I will always be there when they need me. Always."
"…So there's always a backup. Always someone to count on."
"All the time."
"Do you swear?"
"That's all I needed to hear."
Content with the answer, Jinx brings herself closer to me to kiss me again. And as she does, I can't help but think…this happened too easily…can this possibly be real?
And after a few more incredible seconds, or minutes, or hours, or days…I feel a buzzing noise coming from somewhere in my pants. Apparently not.
I groan as I reach my hand into the pocket carrying my Titans Communicator, reluctantly pulling away from Jinx as Robin's image flashes up on the screen. Jinx looks at me confusedly, then shifts her focus back to the screen as Robin's urgent voice shouts out a message.
"Calling all Titans! The Brotherhood of Evil has been listening. I'm breaking off all further communication. ...Take care of yourselves.You know what to do."
And with that, my communicator suddenly deactivates before my eyes, the picture dimming into blackness as it is forced to shut off. Jinx and I exchange glances. She looks at me nervously, hesitantly, and I know what's going through her head.
"Where?" she whispers quietly, casting her eyes to her feet. And in the back of my head, as if on cue, I hear a faint voice-Raven's voice-feeding me one word: Paris. I look at Jinx, and judging from the look on her face, I know she heard it too.
"Remember how I told you that I was always going to be there for the people who need me?" She nods. "Right now…the Titans need me. It's the Brotherhood of Evil…they're trying to bring them down…you heard Robin's message." Jinx nods again. I can't see her expression, as she is still looking straight down. "And I know that you're 'not a good guy'…but I could really use your help. The Titans could really use your help. C'mon, Jinx…this is your chance to prove that you're better than them. Better than Madame Rouge, and all those jerks. So what do you say? I hate to pressure you, but if we're going to go, we have to go now."
A few seconds pass, and it feels like the tension is suspended in the air. Slowly, Jinx lifts her head and her eyes lock onto mine. With a look of pure determination, she asks me quietly, "…Will the HIVE Five be there?"
I nod my head. "Probably."
She nods in return, digesting the information. A few more seconds, and—"Count me in."
I grin as I see a determined smile breaking free of all that drama and stuff we've been going through. Jinx and me—Jinx and me!I did it. I DID IT! And now she's really going to help me kick some bad guy ass!
I want to spin and twirl around and do my happy dance and sing, and I guess I actually start doing it, because Jinx swats me on the arm just as I'm about to do a pirouette.
Jinx rolls her eyes in exasperation, and I snap back to reality. "Hold on," I tell her as I look around quickly to see if anyone's looking, and when no one does, I pull up my cowl from underneath my jacket, ditching the clothes I was wearing over my uniform in a little heap as Jinx pulls off her sweatshirt and cap to reveal her normal dress. As she tosses the sweatshirt into the growing pile, I in turn snap off that pesky little power inhibitor cuff and ditch it along with the rest of the stuff.
"Must you darn do-gooders always insist on being so chivalrous!" she asks me as she allows me to scoop her up, tightening her arms around my neck and burying her face into my chest.
"Yep," I say happily in reply as I take a running start towards Paris.
What day is it? And in what month?
This clock never seemed so alive
I can't keep up and I can't back down
I've been losing so much time
Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do, nothing to lose
And it's you and me and all of the people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you...
You and Me, Lifehouse
Brotherhood of Evil Headquarters
"…This is the part where I remind you all of that time I told you not to get messed up with the Brotherhood of Evil? Well, I hate to say it…but I told you so!" I can't help but be a little big-headed. I hate these guys; the HIVE Five are just a bunch of idiots who picked a fight with me by messing with Jinx.
As I stand my ground, blocking the path between the HIVE Five and the door, I turn to Cyborg (who was just thrown against the steps I'm standing on by some big bad villain) and explain, "Sorry I'm late. I had to pick up a friend." I jerk my head back to the door, where Jinx takes a few graceful steps forward, finally stopping next to me.
"You're with HIM!" Gizmo yells angrily, his midget body spazzing out. "Traitor!"
Sensing the unresolved conflict at hand, I smile and bow my way out. "Looks like you've got some catching up to do," I say as I look back reassuringly at Jinx, who in turn seems almost…happy.
I push my momentum forward and dart off into the fray, sighing in amazement at how big this fight has gotten. Everyone's here…and I mean everyone. Robin and the original Titans, Speedy, Bumblebee, Pantha, Jericho, and two really fast little dudes I haven't met yet. And Jinx. Jinx is here.
I pause a moment to watch her after I force some random villain to trip over himself. Jinx and the HIVE Five…I'm surprised at how composed she is. There's a playful grin on her beautiful face, and I know immediately what she's going to do.
Still smiling, she simply shrugs her shoulders and says, "Nothing personal." And with a snap of her fingers, a pink ray emits from her hands and the HIVE Five is thrown backwards, paying the price for crossing Jinx.
Finding my face in the crowd, Jinx throws her grin across the room and nods before running off to finish what the HIVE Five started.
I take out a couple more nameless, faceless bad guys who come at me and then start off after Jinx, who is fighting her former team alone.
…Well, not alone. She'll always have me.
AHHH! ITS OVER! Woah.
First of all, I'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to every single person who read this story! I loved writing it so much, and I'm glad so many people liked it! Thanks for all the support! I love you all. :-D
Second, I hope you liked the ending. I made it nice and long for ya, and I hope it's not too OC/corny or whatever. I did my best. :-)
Third, i have SO MANY REVIEWS! I LOVE YOU REVIEWERS! You rock my world. Seriously. ...And, although I swore never to do this again...I would like to encourage you all some more for reviews. Want to know why? Because I know it's a long shot, but...if you all help me reach 400 reviews to finish it off...I can guarantee you that there will be sequel. I'll probably write one anyway, but this would 1) make my life and 2) make the prospects of a sequel ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY CERTAIN. :-) So get reviewing!
And now for some tidbits that I threw into the story that you might have picked up on...
-well, first of all, I messed up. :-) Both the Flash and Kid Flash are based in Keystone City, Kansas (in the comics). Star City does exist in the DC Universe, but it is instead home to Speedy and Green Arrow. Sorry! lol. just mentally subsitute Keystone if you ever re-read this.
-Not sure if you picked up on this, but when I wrote that villainess, Quickshot, I was kind of drawing a parallel between her and Jinx. Anyone notice how she reacted very similarly to Jinx when Jinx first met Madame Rouge? bet you didnt catch that! lol, am so tricky...
-umm, I got acouple of people asking me how Raven knew Kid Flash. Well, she did in the comics; they were teammates, after all. In the comics, Kid Flash was actually a Titan long before Raven. The Titans disbanded for a while, and when Raven showed up and reassembled the team, Kid Flash didn't want to rejoin--so she used her powers to make him fall in love with her, so that he would help her. In my story, it's nto quite that...let's just say that they worked together on a mission once. Does that work? lol.
-Identities! For the outside references I made...Barry Allen: the Flash. Aunt Iris: Barry's wife, Iris West, a reporter. Jay (Garrick): The original Flash. Jesse Quick: a teenage girl who was given powers by the Speed Force that all speedsters draw their powers from. worked briefly with the Flash. Roy Harper: Speedy's civilian identity.
-I drew another parallel between Jinx and the girl at the register at the airport. Both gothic, both having sucky jobs. only difference is, Jinx got a helping hand from KF. I think i explained that somewhat in the chapter.
-I threw in a lot of clues leading to Wally West's identity as KF. Notice the whole, "when he's not smiling...he seems almost unhealthy..." thing? how bout the hair (which was kinda obvious)? And the fact that he goes on talking about this incredible girl who is exactly like Jinx (even tho she doesnt realize it):-) I feel so stealthy...lol.
-I purposely made this story EXACTLY 13 chapters long. which, ive decided, is a lucky number instead of an UNlucky number. :-)
...if you have any other questions, review and let me know, and ill be happy to answer them for you! Thanks so much!
Well...for the last time for this story...I get to respond to my reviewers. Sigh. I love you guys...
hotwritergrirl158-yeah, that cliffie sucked, and sorry it took this long to resolve it! Thanks so much for everything!
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Temchan-hope this met your expectations. i wasn't quite sure how to end it, but I think this sums it up nicely, don't you:-) thanks for reading!
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Zako Lord of Randomnessness-lol, i guess he does, but i dont know much about ADHD, so im being lazy and leaving it at that. :-D thanks so much! (shares cookie)
pureangel86-well, im not sure about a THIRD sequel, but... :-D lol. thanks so much for everything!
Animefanatik-originally, i was going to have that revelation come about on the plane before takeoff, but I decided that KF was just too spastic to NOT give it up before then. :-) Go me, huh? lol. thanks!
Meiriona-keep your eyes peeled for a sequel! i hope you enjoyed this story. thanks for EVERY REVIEW!
Marz the Green Planet-I resolved it! You see? I resolved it! Now you CANT chuck that boot at me:-) thanks for the review, I hope you liked the ending!
TTfangirl111-wo, arent YOU enthusiastic? lol. thanks so much for the kind words and all the reviews! they mean more to me than you know. thanks!
shadow929-lol, yeah, sorry about that. :-) hope you liked the ending! thx!
Frosty Pickle Juice-haha, sry bout that. there should be a sequel, im still deciding how it would continue, but you can bet that theres a 90 out of 100 percent chance that there will be a sequel. and there will be a 120 percent chance that there will be a sequel if i hit 400 reviews. not that im counting or anything... ;-D thanks for evrything!
ttoad-a sequel is definitely being considered. :-) thanks!
Valda-ooh, chickie, its over:-( im sorry! it makes me sad to have it end. you and me MUST collaborate on a fic sometime soon, itd KICK ASS! lol. thanks for all the lovely reviews!
Lily23-well, it is now officially over. thanks for the reviews, i loved reading them!
ShadowedStar213-lol, yes, indeed, it was a MAJOR oopsie. lol. thanks for everything!
Shay Bo Bay-lol, im glad u liked the story! thanks!
Kelly Riley-well, there you go, I guess. thanks for everything!
Dark Knight Dream-and now you do. :-) thanks!
rinigurl-yeah, i was waiting until this chapter to explain it. thx!
Shilohood-yes, yes, KF AND JINX 4EVA! totally. and thanks for everything!
Obiter- well, that might make for a sucky story, eh? i mean, it would be very hard to concentrate on my writing if i was being BEATEN every 5 minutes! lol, jk. review and maybe yull get a sequel out of it:-) and thanks for the reviews!
Rose Red2.0-oooh, well definitely check it out! good luck, im sure itll be an awesome story. and thanks for the reviews!
Forlorn Melody-well, i figure that I have about 300 reviewers who would team up to kill me if I made the ending anticlimactic, so i hope this ending works. ;-) thanks for all of ur reviews, i luved them!
Nemesis Muse-lol, yes, yes, I should join one of those... :-) thanks for every review. i hart u! lol.
StargazerSarah-aww, im so sorry, sweetie! but hey,his loss, y'know? in the meantime, thanks so much for the review! maybe ill write a sequel just to make you feel better. :-) thanks!
Silver Miracles-sorry! it makes me sad too. :-( but thanks for the reviews! much luv!
Heroine of the Valley-lol! i luv the place too. i wish i had that shirt... lol. thanks so much for all of your reviews-they made me happy :-)
Dark-VampireAngel-thanks for the cookies! lol. i hope this ending worked for you, i just couldnt see another way of writing the finale. thanks!
DreamSprite-thank you for giving me a reason to write it! i luv the reviews, again, thx!
Sweet Princess RobStar4ever-lol. you should join the BEST, MOST AWESOME, INCREDIBLE GROUP of MODEST PEOPLE EVER! lol. thanks for the reviews! and keep your eyes open for a sequel!
3musketeers-lol. thanks sooooooooooooo much for all of your reviews, they really did make my day. ill miss hearing from you! thanks!
EE's Skysong-lol! again, your reviews both crack me up and lift my spirits! thanks for the feedback. i do try with the bad puns and such ;-) thanks so much, and keep checking back, i might write a sequel JUST so that i can get more of your great reviews:-D
Stantonluver-lol. well, i think ill have to skip out on the makeup sex, just because i dont want the mods to delete this story for being inappropriately rated. ;-) thanks!
Maiyuko-Chan: well, I do try. ;-) thanks so much, im glad you enjoyed it!
Hari-Chan15-sorry it took this long to bring you an update! i really didnt mean to leave you hanging! ...or actually, i did. just not for this long. :-) thanks!
DemonDaughter-...for whatever reason, I worry that I will never TRULY be safe from the evil munchkins...lol. thanks for the reviews, i had so much fun reading them! keep looking out for a sequel!
Flying Green Flamingo-lol. thanks sooo very much for all your reviews! i luved them! thanks!
clairebear-haha! yes, yes indeed, those darn cliffhangers...lol. im glad you liked it so much! it really means a lot to me that you reviewed. thx!
the King of Flames-lol. well, you found the update, and you reviewed, so it doesnt matter. ;-D thanks for everything!
Sarahc4321-ooh, muchas gracias for the review, chica! thanks so much!
Acosta perez jose ramiro-aHA! SOMEONE ACTUALLY LIKED THAT CLIFFHANGER! Just for that, you get a golden star. :-) thanks so much for all your reviews, i really had a blast reading them. hope to hear from you soon!
Thermopolis-lol, hit the review button and maybe ill write a sequel. ;-) haha. thanks for the reviews, you are the best!
princess 4 a day-aww, im so glad you liked it! and i hope that the ending worked for you, i thought it would be the best way for me to end it. :-) thanks for all the reviews!
Child of Blood-lol. yet somehow...not quite. :-) thanks for the reviews!
Nightlark-maybe, just maybe, ill writea sequel. ;-D thanks for the review!
Deide-oooooh, thanks so much! im glad you liked it; and thx for all the reviews!
FinalFantasy Fanatic-review and maybe ill write your sequel. :-) thanks for the review!
the other side of darkness-yaaay! i am loved! lol. or at least I am loved enuff to be spared from death b4 i finished the story. thanks!
screennameless-and so the cliffie is resolved. thanks so much!
Well, again, thanks to all who reviewed! Please keep your eyes open, I might post a sequel! Again, thanks!
All my love,
Cara the SuperDuperHulaHooper