a/n: ack! the epilogue is coming! the epilogue is coming! this note is short... but don't worry, if you love super long author notes, check out the bottom after you're done reading :)
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Mission: Destroy Shane Gray
by Mindless Scribbles
Epilogue: The Happy Ending That Everybody Loves
And they all lived happily ever after.
~Every Fairytale Book in the Whole Entire Universe
What pops into your mind when you hear the word 'sun?'
For me, definitely Sonny. She and I had been dating for a year now. It was official, and everyone knew it, just like how everyone knew that I was the greatest actor of our generation. Because really, who could deny it?
Nobody, that's who.
So when I woke up, looked out the window, and I saw the bright, yellow sun, guess what I thought of? That's right. Sonny Munroe, my girlfriend. It was so great to finally say that now (even though I'd been bragging about it for a year). Guess what else was so awesome to say?
Chad Dylan Cooper was dating Sonny Munroe, suckas!
I sighed, fully content and hopped out of bed. I took a quick shower and brushed my pearly white teeth, dressing in my usual casual clothing since we didn't need to work today. My phone rang just in time as I was heading out the door.
"CDC here, what it do?"
A sigh. "Chad, stop answering your phone with that sentence."
I stopped, my heart pounding. "Sonny?"
And a sarcastic remark, "No, it's cloudy."
I groaned, "Sonny, cheer up. It's our one-year anniversary!"
She chuckled, "Wow, who knew that Chad Dylan Cooper would be the one begging for his girlfriend to cheer up? And bring up the subject about our anniversary."
"Sonny..." I used my 'teasing warning tone.'
"Chad..." She mocked me, then laughed, "Okay, I'll see you when you get here."
I smiled, "Okay, bye." She hung up.
So what exactly were we doing? Good question.
We were going canoing. Yep, canoing. Canoing at that canoing place where our first date was. Somehow, we'd managed to make that spot our place. But I wasn't complaining; it had a gorgeous view of the lake, canoing of course, and even though it wasn't what I'd pictured to be our special place, I could still spend time my Sonshine. And spending time with Sonny made CDC happy.
Not much had changed since Sonny and I had gotten together. So Random! was still its little funny show, Mackenzie Falls axed characters and received new ones. Condor Studios now produced more shows, meaning our studio's ratings were higher than ever, which meant Mr. Condor was a happy man.
As for the rivalry between our shows, there were still hints of it there, but it looked as if everyone had gotten past it. Nico and Grady found out that Skyler and Ferguson had a lot in common with them- now they spend lots of time together plotting revenge against people they hate, and thinking up pointless pranks that no one appreciates. Chastity was introduced to Zora, making her think that she was the cutest little 11 year old ever. She spends a lot of her free time giving makeovers and going on shopping sprees with the poor girl- but at least Zora gets her revenge by planting the snake next to Chastity every once in a while.
Tawni and Portlyn looked past their complexions, actually breaking down and admitting that they were jealous of each other. So now, they go shopping together, giggling about how ugly other people were, and giving 'Tawni and Portlyn' tips to other girls on the lot.
And so now, what do you know? All that adds up to the fact that our tables in the cafeteria were joined together, everyone mixing it up, and us Falls getting the Randoms actual food to eat. The Randoms were never more thankful than the day they saw a lobster on their plates.
In between rehearsal, taping, and spending time with our cast members, Sonny and I still found lots of time for each other. Sure, we still argued like crazy, but we still found ourselves hugging, smiling, and (wink, wink) kissing each other.
I drove toward Sonny's apartment, jumping out of my car when I got there. I knocked on the door, and when it opened, I expected to see Sonny, or even Connie, Sonny's mom. But instead I saw...
"Grady?" I asked, "What are you doing here?"
"Oh, it's not just me, Pooper!" He grinned, shoving the door open, "It's everyone!" I peered inside and saw a decorative banner hung across the ceiling, displaying the words, "Happy One-Year!" There were balloons everywhere, and the bodies of the casts of Mackenzie Falls and So Random! were scattered across the floor, grinning at me.
"So..." I wrinkled my nose, "We're all going canoing?"
Everyone laughed and I stared at them, confused.
"Oh, we'll canoe," Tawni explained, "But then we're all going to party!"
"For what?" Geez, I was slow today.
Everyone stared at me. "For your one-year anniversary, stupid!" Nico said, laughing. I nodded, then tried to search for Sonny. I spotted her and cornered her.
"Did you know about this?"
She grinned, "Of course I did!"
"And you really want to do this?" I asked.
She looked at me, "CDC doesn't want to party?" Her eyebrows rose and she grinned, signaling for everyone to pay attention to her, "Okay, party's off everyone-"
I tried to stop her. I mean seriously, who doesn't like to party? "No! I was making sure!"
"You sure?" She challenged me. I grinned and leaned down, planting a kiss on her.
"Oh, get a room!" Someone yelled.
Sonny stepped away, grinning, and lacing her fingers with mine, "Alright, everyone. Let's canoe!"
"You know I'm better at canoing!" I argued.
"No, you're not!" Sonny said, "Just admit it. CDC isn't as good as canoing as Sonny Munroe!"
"Just compete if you really want to know!" Tawni shrieked stamping her foot.
I huffed (and puffed and blew the house down. Not really) and strode up the lady (the same lady that worked here when Sonny and I came here for the first time) and barked, "10." She glared at me and I added forcefully, "Please."
Sonny grinned and said, "He really means it."
The lady smiled and gave 9 out, then threw the last one at me.
"Hey!" I yelled, "I thought I told you that no one can throw life jackets at Chad Dylan-"
"Yeah, no one cares." Sonny said, pulling me toward the boats.
"No one cares about that either." She smirked. "Ready to lose, Cooper?"
I stuck out my tongue at her, ignoring her snide remark about how immature I was. "In your dreams, Munroe."
We were off.
I was in the lead! I turned around and grinned at Sonny, who was struggling to keep up. "What now, Sonny?" I asked.
She glared at me, then immediately stopped looking like she was lost and began catching up to me, bumping my boat which made me fall into my water.
"What was that for?" I asked, swimming toward her.
She laughed hysterically, "That was funny!"
I smirked then tilted her boat until she fell overboard. The others laughed as they passed, each partnered up and rowing smoothly along the lake. I reached for the boat and hoisted myself up, wringing out my shirt as best as I could. Sonny cleared her throat and I rolled my eyes, reaching for her hand and helping her up too.
"I think that maybe we should just do this together." She suggested.
"I think so too." I agreed. "Come on." She stepped over and into my canoe, plopping down.
"But what are we going to do about this extra one?" She asked, looking at her abandoned boat.
"Oh please," I scoffed, "Who cares? I bet someone else will be dying to get it once they find out that Sonny Munroe sat in it."
"Chad," She whined, "Stop sweet talking me into doing something bad!" I grinned as we began to row away. Chad Dylan Cooper was a wet, happy guy. And best of all, he was the boyfriend of Sonny Munroe.
Yeah, I couldn't resist saying it again.
We rowed silently for a while. It wasn't an uncomfortable silence- you know, the one where you feel like you're supposed to say something, but can't think of anything as cool as Chad Dylan Cooper to say. It was a comfortable silence. I felt like I could just keep sitting here, moving slowly along the water with Sonny by my side forever.
"Why'd you do it?" Sonny suddenly asked, stopping for a little bit.
"What do you mean?" I fumbled with the oar, and we paddled around in a circle.
"Why'd you apologize to me so many times? What if I never forgave you? What would you have done then?" She asked.
"Whoa," I said, holding up a hand to stop her. Looked like I wasn't the only one that asked so many questions. "One question at a time, okay?" She looked at me expectantly, waiting for some answers. I sighed, "I already told you. I had to keep apologizing until I thought I said sorry enough. Until I thought that I had said and done all that I could to make it up to you."
"And?" She inquired.
"And if you would have never forgiven me," I paused dramatically, but when she slapped my arm hard, I winced and continued, "Then I would probably have to make myself move on. But even if I'd started dating, or even married another girl, you would still be there, in the back of my mind, haunting me, killing me, and eventually I'd commit suicide."
Her eyes widened, "Seriously?" She squeaked.
I burst out laughing at her expression. "No! I mean, I meant it all about how I would probably still love you, even though you didn't love me back, but..."
"You love me?" She whispered.
I toyed around with my thoughts. If I told her no, I would be lying, and when I did that a year ago, she'd gotten so furious with me. But what if I told her yes? Would she laugh in my face? She snapped in front of me and I blurted out, "Yeah. I do."
She looked down and mumbled, "I know I'm supposed to say I love back, but I'm just not comfortable with it yet and-"
I cut her off. "It's okay. When you're ready, you can say it."
She smiled sweetly at me, "Aww, Chad Dylan Cooper, you're unbelievable."
I frowned, confused at whether I should be happy or not. "That's a good thing, right?"
"Yeah, it is."
"Good." I returned back to my cocky self and arrogantly said, "Chad Dylan Cooper's unbelievable. That sounds about right."
Sonny rolled her eyes and splashed me with her oar. I gasped loudly and spashed her back. And all of a sudden, everyone was rowing back, and everyone was splashing each other, getting soaked in the process.
I didn't want to admit it, but I had so much fun. My girlfriend was here, my friends were here, and the sun was shining brightly, as if it were smiling at us.
Chad Dylan Cooper used a simile. You got a problem with that?
But besides that, I had to admit: life was pretty sweet.
After everyone dried off at home, we all met up again at Tawni's huge, pink mansion. I stared in awe at the pinkness of the house as Sonny said, "How did you manage to get your whole house painted pink?"
"I'm Tawni Hart." She said, flipping her hair, "I can do anything."
Apparently, she'd invited the whole five shows that were filmed at Condor Studios. "Seriously, Tawni?" I asked.
Sonny punched my shoulder, "The more, the merrier."
"Only you would say that."
"But only I am your girlfriend." She replied.
"That you are." I grinned.
"Come on!" She said, pulling me toward the 'dance floor.' "Let's boogie!"
"And only you would say that too."
"Are you going to dance or not?" She asked, her hands on her hips.
"Chad Dylan Cooper doesn't dance," I began, then realized that I sounded like a complete loser, "I-I mean, Chad Dylan Cooper can not dance if he wanted to, even if he's the best dancer of our generation."
"I thought you were the best actor of our generation." Sonny frowned.
I smirked at her, "Your words, not mine."
"What? You were the one who was saying that the whole time! Your words were 'I'm Chad Dylan Cooper, the best actor of our generation!'" She mimicked me, using that high pitched voice.
"But I am." I said firmly.
She sighed, "Yeah, you are."
I stared in shock at her, "What? What did you just say?"
"I said, you are."
I grinned, "Don't worry. I can be the best actor of our generation, but there's still room for the best actress of our generation." She smiled back, waiting for my response. I laughed and said, "And that would be Selena Gomez."
She whacked my arm, "You jerk."
I laughed hysterically for a moment, then wrapped my arms around, embracing her in a bear hug, saying the exact same thing I'd told her today, only from earlier "I love you, Sonny Munroe."
She pushed me away, and while I stared at her, waiting for her to say something, she smiled that smile that made me go weak at the knees and said something I'd been waiting to hear ever since I'd met her, "Chad Dylan Cooper, I love you too."
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