Epilogue: The Greatest Adventure
The Greatest Adventure is what lies ahead,
today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes, are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
~~The March Caprice~~
Alice parted her way through the hedges, coming upon a white fence. Well, this certainly wasn't the way home, either.
She turned to leave, but, off in the distance, she heard the sound of an uproarious melody.
"A very merry unbirthday to me!"
"Next time, don't let your guard down because of a pair of big, goo-goo eyes!" Phil admonished angrily.
Hercules screwed up his face for a response, before he caught sight of the goo-goo eyes in question, staring back at him from beside the lake.
Then he didn't hear Phil at all for awhile.
Tarzan, guiding Jane loosely by the shoulders, slid expertly atop the massive, twisting vines across Deep Jungle. When they reached the apex of the vines, at the tip of the waterfall, Tarzan let out a deep, victorious gorilla yell.
Jane followed his example admirably.
"Do you trust me?"
Jasmine looked up at Aladdin, atop his carpet, and took his outstretched hand.
"Well, then I can show you the world."
Laughter and dance filled Geppeto's house, as Pinocchio was held tightly in his father's spinning grip.
He was a real boy. And neither of them would be alone now.
Ariel had swum to the surface to see what the giant shadow that had passed over her grotto had been. Now, she watched as a handsome, black haired man—without fins-directed the path of this giant, wooden ship, like a real, living version of the sunken ship in the canyon.
If only she could go...closer...
Jack Skellington laughed as all the little children screamed and ducked and hid at the spooky climax to his thrilling story. Sally smiled sweetly from behind the group. Jack only grinned wider. This was what he lived for.
This was Halloween.
"Mommy! Mommy! I saw him again! The Green Boy! He was talking to a girl on the Clocktower! Oh, mommy, do you think they're in love?"
Winnie the Pooh, honey pot in hand, led the group of his dear friends toward the Viewing Hill.
They were going to try and count the stars again tonight. He was sure they'd be able to do it, with all of them counting together.
"Hey, everyone! Look who I found!" Aerith smiled as she entered the library of Hollow Bastion. Stepping away from the door, she revealed Cloud in the doorway, cape tucked up to his face.
"CLOUD!" Yuffie screeched, thrilled, and dove towards the stoic figure. As she jumped, Cloud pulled out his giant sword and pointed it at the ninja girl, stopping her in her tracks.
The room immediately dropped to complete silence, Yuffie's face fell.
"Sorry. Force of habit." Cloud dipped the sword to the ground.
After a moment of silence, Yuffie bounced back and grinned wide. "Now we just need Vincy, Tifa and Merlin and we'll be all together again!"
"We won't all be together. Ever" Leon turned back to the bookcase he had been looking through. "Not anymore."
The Mayor of Destiny Islands couldn't help but wonder why his daughter watched the ocean so much nowadays.
By Sora's reckoning it was now the 5th of September. The almost-just-starting-to-turn leaves of the trees, scattered around the endless green field, only supported that idea. When the Endless Abyss had dissolved around them, Sora, Donald and Goofy had been deposited in this measureless green field, with just a single brown, dirt path stretching through it.
"Well, now what do we do?" Donald asked, sighing as they started to climb a hill.
"We gotta find Riku and the King." Sora responded, walking lazily, with his hands behind his head.
"But, uh," Goofy spoke up. "Where do we start looking for that there door to the light?"
"This way." Sora pointed down the brown dirt road as they crested the hill. The path stretched on forever, endlessly dividing a sea of green as far as the eye could see. It meandered and twisted and disappeared behind another hill in the far distance.
Donald gasped. "Sora! This road goes on forever!"
"Probably." Sora's face shone with excitement and he grinned. "Wanna race?"
Donald massaged his forehead. "Why am I stuck with you..."
"But how do you know this is the way, Sora?" Goofy asked.
"'I just do." Sora turned and, gripping a star-shaped charm tightly in his hand, sprinted off.
"And that's just a terrific reason..." Donald groaned, but opted to chase after his friend anyway.
And thus they ran, deeper and further into the Plains of Infinity, continuing onwards into an unknown future.
Simply following their hearts.
Thinking of You, Wherever You Are.