It seems at least one loyal reader has requested an epilogue to this story, so I will wrap the fic up with this chapter. To the one who requested this: thank you for your insight and advise throughout this work, mate. You've been nothing short of helpful. Now, onward, upwward, forward to the last installment of "A Tale of Two Dimensions." I don't own...oh to bollocks with it, if you haven't got it that I don't own IZ yet, my lawyers cost more than your car. Bwahahahaha. Anywho, here it be...
Epilogue: New Beginnings
I stepped off of the plane in Cambridge. I inhaled deeply the air of the mother country, and smiled. I turned as Tak exited the airliner, dragging a rolling suitcase.
"500,000 years of evolution," She said, irritated "And that Air-o-plane is the best flying machine your specie has come up with." I chuckled lightly.
"Sorry," I replied, smiling. "Turbulence, you know."
"God, I hate flying." A voice whined. Ashton stepped off the plane, with Ana close behind, rolling her eyes "So where is this university, anyway?"
"Ah, Dr. Drake!" A voice called. An older man in a tweed suit approached. He took my hand, shaking it vigorously. "So wonderful to finally meet you. You are one of the top minds in your field. When I heard you were available, with a complete team, no less, I said to myself: 'I've got to get the good doctor to run my research facility.' And, well, here you are."
"You must be Professor Walsh-Goodwin." I said to the cheerful older man. "I'm honored you chose to hire me." He smiled coordially, and looked at Tak.
"Well, hello, my dear," He said. "And who might you be?"
"Oh," Tak said in her girly voice. "I'm Ana's little sister, Kat (original, huh?). Pleased to meet you, Professor. I've read your paper on theoretical object teleportation. "
"She's really quite brilliant." I remarked. "She's interning with us. I think she has a future in our profession."
"I'm sure she'll make a fine addition to the team." Professor Walsh-Goodwin replied. "Come, let me take you to your new laboratory facility. Dorms are located within the building, and vehicles will be provided for your use. I have transportation standing by now. Come, come, come, we mustn't dawdle." I turned to the others.
"You guys ready?"
"Ready as I'll ever be." Ashton replied.
"You know," Ana said, smiling. "I've always wanted to live in England." She took Tak's hand, and we began walking toward the front door of the airport. We stepped outside into beautiful downtown Cambridge, with its eclectic blend of Victorian and modern architecture. We were hurried into a two waiting Land Rovers. Tak and I climbed into the back row of seats in one. The driver put the vehicle into gear, and pulled out onto the street. I looked out the window as we cruised along, and released a gentle sigh. It was a new beginning. A new beginning for us all. I felt a hand on my shoulder, and smiled.
"I love you." Tak whispered softly into my ear. I put my hand on hers. I take it back, this was the beginning of something really wonderful.
Awwwwww. Now doesn't that just warm the cockles of your heart? It warms mine. Mine are flaming like downtown Chicago in 1871. Anyway, what did you think? Questions? Comments? Flames? Come on! Anyway, I'm busy with a supposed chupacabra right now, and though I think it's just a hideous coyote with sarcoptic mange, I still have to investigate, so I may not be able to post a new story for a while. So until then, cheerio!