Wow, the epilogue already. This is about the same length as the prologue, with thank yous to everyone at the bottom.
-sobs- I'm going to be so sad to see this one go. Sorry about the slight delay, my brother's been hogging the computer this weekend.
They had only just taken in their surroundings when a bell tone sounded and a stampede of teenagers came charging out through the double doors. Dash managed to hold his ground as the crowd surged past him. Danny wasn't so lucky. When the huge mass of students thinned out, he was on the ground about 30 feet from where he had just been.
Mr. Lancer walked up to the door. "Mr. Fenton, care to explain where you were today?"
Danny cringed, glancing quickly at Dash. "Uh…"
The quarterback cut him off, "He was with me."
Mr. Lancer looked surprised at this – with good reason, as Dash was not normally one to defend Danny. Without bothering to question the information that the jock had supplied, the teacher merely nodded and went back inside.
A blue eyed stare fell on Dash. "Does he always do that for you, or is it just when I'm around?"
The reply was cut off by an enthusiastic embrace from Sam Manson. "Danny! We were so worried about you!"
Tucker Foley rolled his eyes behind Sam's back at the bright blush that was spreading across Danny's face.
When Sam pulled away Danny stuck his tongue out at her. "Nice to know you trusted me so much when I said I'd get back soon."
She crossed her arms and stuck out her tongue as well. "Well, excuse me for caring." In mock anger, she turned away.
Danny pouted. "I sowrie."
Dash wasn't sure if he should think of this as sweet because of the way they were flirting, or if he should be disgusted because neither seemed to notice.
"So what actually happened to you guys?" Tucker finally asked.
Danny wound up explaining the whole thing from the beginning when Despair first showed up in the school what seemed like ages ago. He ended with Despair sending them back to their own dimension, and Dash added on a promise that Danny's secret was safe, at least for the time being.
"So, what did you wind up telling Despair to do with Vlad?" Sam asked.
Vivid curses danced through Vlad's mind as he walked briskly and angrily down the cold stone hallway. When he got his powers back, Despair was going to pay for this.
He shivered as a cool breeze blew through the hall, then looked down to find that he was wearing nothing but his underwear. Oh, butternuts.
He was beyond mad now. By the time he was done, Despair would be in more pieces than the amount of dollars he had in the bank.
Storming around a corner, he found himself standing in front of a large paper wall stretched across the wall. What really infuriated him were the words scrawled across it in huge black and green letters. "Hey fruitloop- get a cat!"
The paper ripped open from the middle as something came at him through it from the other side. Now he was standing face to face with a snarling – and very hungry – lion.
He stared at the beast for a moment, then turned on his heels and took off sprinting down the hall in his underwear, screaming the whole way, the lion right on his heels.
Only one thought pulsed through his head as he ran. "I hate cats."
Okay, okay, I know, I love the visual too. Just the idea of Vlad runing down a hall in his underwear screaming with a lion chasing him was WAY too good to pass up.
While I am somewhat upset that this will be ending, I have decided to begin working on Lancer. It's a very sad idea, and I;ve nearly started crying twice just writing it. A surefire heartbreaker. I will probably call it either "What Could Have Been" or "After the Fact". I came up with them during a Spanish test, and don't even ask how that worked. Please tell me your opinion on the title when you review.
Speaking of review, thanks to all you great people for your wonderful imput. Your reviews encourage me to write faster and not put down this fic until it was done like I have with all the others that I have started and not begun to post yet. So, thanks to:
AmandaPhantom, American-Idiot14, animegurl088, Arabic Blessing, Blaidd Drwg, blindyourears, Breaking Away Bit By Bit, coolgirlc, Crazy About Purple, crazychick6692, Dannyandsamlover, Daphne22, dessyweird51, DP fan, Dphomegurl, ghostanimal, Ghost-Girl1591, ghostlover15, Ghost-Wolf676, Ginger Guardian Angel, gjcoolio, Griffinkhan, Harm Marie, HiddenAuthor, I LOVE SORA AND DANNY, Idiots Unite, info62, KatrinaKaiba, kennyk12, Kya - The Mystical Tigeress, Leppers, FernClaw, Lil-Sango, lindy12, Lunargurl101, lynn138, maniacmuppet13, Melody of Shadow, mordechaimalachai, NebuNeferu, PhantomShadowKat, Psycho Rooster, Pterodactyl, purrbaby101, Shadowsonicstar, SkeksisGirl, Sleep Warrior, SoulcatSpirit, southernstarshadow, Sparky the Wonder Weasel, Sparky-Will-Avenge, Sunny Bubble, TexasDreamer01, The Bushranger, The Poisoned Doughnut of DOOM, TheSummoningDark, ur1crazedupfruitloop, Vickie Prestwich, Viskii, Wolfee, and Yenattirb.
The reviewers listed above reviewed up to 5 chapters. Sorry if I missed anyone. In case you didn't notice, I took the trouble to make them in alphabetical order.
The people listed below reviewed more than 5 chapters. Nobody reviewed every one, so there are no special prizes for that, but acosta perez jose ramiro, Horselvr4evr123, LovelyxBunchaxCoconuts, and SquirrelGirl13 were the ones that stood out most from the rest. And I could never forget my personal message from Meagainsttheworld asking when I would be able to update again. You special people each get a five foot tall fuzzy stuffed teddy bear.
acosta perez jose ramiro, AirGirl Phantom, Becky Yuy, Blackstar456, Bunny Bubble, fan-girls2.0, FernClaw, Fernpaw, Ghostboy814, Horselvr4evr123, Leppers, LovelyxBunchaxCoconuts, Meagainsttheworld, mrturtle518, Narugirl94, PotterPhan21, SquirrelGirl13, and The Sleep Warrior.
All of the people I just listed deserve a big stuffed bear, but I don't have enough to go around, so you can have a three foot stuffed alligator instead.
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Well, I've been blathering on like a Jack Fenton for quite some time now, so I'll just get right on to the end. Please review and let me know your opinion on the title for Lancer and let me know what you think as far as which fic I should start next. I'm not sure, but I think that I will start working on that one after I finish Lancer.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed that part as much as I have enjoyed this one!