Well here's the last chapter. I want to start of by apologising for not putting a disclaimer on my last chapter (that's what being overtired does to you...) Don't worry, I still don't own anything ;)
This epilogue is for the A/P lover in me mostly ;)
The song quoted in last chapter was "This Is Home" by Switchfoot. It's from "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" soundtrack. (I LOVE that soundtrack). Congradulations Lady Snowstorm, KAutamnLeavesH, SakariWolfe, and Crystal Lit Moon for quessing correctly! Final results of my little song guessing game is below.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Storm Hawks or any of the songs quoted in this fic.
"Let's make the best of tonight..."
"Well, this has definitely been an interesting few days." Aerrow sighed to himself, leaning against railing of the balcony.
Tired of meeting his parents' overly talkative quests and being asked by every young - and sometimes older - woman for a dance, Aerrow had slipped out (though not before pointing the young women in a 'Finn-ly' direction). He'd made his way up a level and out onto a balcony, where the sounds of music and chatter were only a dull roar.
The balcony had been carved out of the side of the terra, much like the windows in the Storm Hawks' quarters. No matter where Aerrow looked - up, down, left or right - all he could see was the deep blue sky, stars still twinkling in the early morning light. A gentle breeze whipped Aerrow's hair around his face. It almost felt like being on his skimmer.
"I see I'm not the only one who needed to get out of there." Aerrow turned to see Piper standing in the doorway.
"Please say that your alone." was Aerrow's reply.
"You want me alone, Aerrow?" Piper asked with a smirk, as she walked over to stand beside the Sky Knight.
"You know what I mean." Aerrow answered with a smirk of his own, shoving the crystals specialist playfully, "I just didn't want those crazy court girls following you out here so they could find me again!"
Piper laughed, "They did seem to be growing quite attached to you. But I can't blame them."
It was Aerrow's turn to twist a comment, "Really? You can't?"
"Oh, don't start that, 'Mr. Hero Sky Knight Prince Sir', isn't that what one girl called you?" Piper shot back playfully, "Or how about, 'Gorgeous Young Man', that was the seventy-odd year old woman, am I correct?"
"Oh, what did I do to deserve this?" Aerrow asked dramatically.
"Well, that's what you get for saving the day and defeating the Dark Ace in front of all those people!" Piper laughed, and then put on a pretend pout, "Oh, and for not finishing that dance with me."
"I totally forgot about that..." Aerrow admitted, rubbing the back of his head with his hand.
"That doesn't change the fact that you owe me a dance!" Piper said, winking at Aerrow.
Turning to Piper, Aerrow bowed low and exaggeratedly, "May I have this dance, lovely lady."
Piper giggled, but gave Aerrow her hand. The pair twirled around the balcony to the low sound of music that drifted up from the below. They found themselves staring into each others eyes and not ever wanting to look away.
When the music died down, Aerrow stopped dancing, but didn't let go of Piper.
"You know, you look really beautiful tonight." he commented, making blushes spread across both their faces.
"You're looking pretty sharp yourself," Piper answered, "All dressed up and not in those old uniforms."
"Hey, I like our uniforms." Aerrow said, leaning closer.
Piper smiled, "Me too."
As their lips touched in a gentle kiss, Aerrow couldn't help but have one thought. Maybe he should give his parents some more credit; they were right after all.
"...here comes the rest of our lives."
Well, that's the end of one fic, but the beginning of another (the quotes are supposed to give that impression). The song quoted in this chapter was "Best Days" by Graham Colton.
Results of the song quote guessing game:
SakariWolfe - 5.5
Saerphe - 3
Crystal Lit Moon - 3
Bkipper - 2
KAutumnLeavesH - 2
NekoNekoMinako - 1
emi131995 - 1
Lady Snowstorm - 1 (she emailed me with her answer, in case any of you were wondering. Though I'll ask you guys not to email me unless totally necessary)
Congraduations SakariWolfe! It's official: you listen to the same music I do ;) You get to chose which fic from the list on my profile that I will post next. Just tell me your choice in a review! Also, congrats to everyone who played along! You all really know your song lyrics!
Now, for some info on the sequal to this fic:
Unlike this fic, my next was inspired by a song. It is "The Call" by Regina Spektor (as I said before, I love the Chronicals of Narnia: Prince Caspian soundtrack). The fic will work like one giant songfic. Each chapter will start and end with a line quoted from the song, much like this fic (but the same song will be quoted for the whole fic).
The fic will introduce you to Aerrow's siblings through a series of flashbacks throughout the fic. It will also reveal the effects of Master Cyclonis' new crystal (the one she was working on in Chapter 4, and was in Dark Ace's sword in Chapter 7). I will also try to further develop the A/P relationship started in this fic, so look forward to some fluff as well!
However, I don't know how fast this fic will be posted. I have a very busy summer ahead of me, and I was planning to get back working on a novel I'm writting (when I have some spare time). Also, I'd like to know if you guys would like me to finish writting the fic before I post, or post the chapters as I write them... Please tell me in your reviews!
I'm sad that no one tried to guess the foreshadow of the prologue's quotes. The quote "He goes and comes back alone, but always as hero comes home" forshadowed to the fact that Aerrow and his siblings all left, but only he returned... Oh well, you guys probably forgot about those quotes...
Before I go (and end this horribly long author's note) I want to ask you guys for one more thing: One of my favourite writing games is to get my friends to give me a list of 5-10 random words, and to write a short-story with all of these words in it. So, if you guys will give me some random words, I'll see if I can write a oneshot for Storm Hawks with them (and you guys should try it too! It's lots of fun!)
Finally, thanks again to everyone for all the awesome reviews! I really had fun writing this, and I hope you all had fun reading! I hope I'll have this good a response to my upcomeing fics!