Chapter 15

Dinah woke to an ache in her chest and a annoying beeping noise. She tried to rub the sleep from her eyes but found her hands were occupied. One held by her Aunt Jane, who slept peacefully, her head resting on her arms. The other held by Edrear, who woke at her movement.

"Miss Dinah," he sighed in relief, "You're awake." Dinah nodded.

"How long have I been out?" she whispered, unable to find her voice past that. Edrear handed her a cup of water.

"About a day and a half," he groaned, stretching his arms above his head.

"What happened to Edaniel and Kathryn?" she pressed.

"My idiot brother took Miss Kathryn to the mausoleum with the Unbearable. It wasn't dead, you can't really kill a ghost, but it was immobilized to the point where Neptune's Gold could pick it up with out any further mishaps. Then I believe they proceeded to make out in a back closet..." He grinned as Dinah giggled slightly. Only to stop as the action pulled tightly on her chest.

"Sounds like something they would do," she said after the pain subsided. Edrear looked at her, worry creasing his brow. "Are you alright?" she asked, wishing he'd stop staring at her like that.

"Yes," he said simply, "Guardians heal quickly." He ran his thumb over the back of her hand. "Are you going to be alright?" he looked away.

"If I haven't died yet, I probably won't." Dinah coughed.

"Thank God," Edrear muttered. "Of all the human agents the Mausoleum has employed, you, Miss Dinah, are the only one I've always wanted to remain in our employment." Dinah flushed as Edrear's voice wavered.

"That thing is gone now? Forever?" Dinah breathed. Edrear nodded. "Good, it deserves to never see the light of day again."

"Aye, Unbearables usually do." Edrear's face darkened.

"But this one... this one killed Vincent! And it threatened my family! And my Friends!" Dinah sobbed.

Edrear nodded solemnly. "And because of you, it won't hurt anyone ever again." Dinah smiled sadly.

"It still won't bring him back,"

It was almost a month before Dinah was released from the hospital. To make sure Dinah didn't get killed off by the contract, Kathryn took over her duties cleaning the vaults until Dinah was well enough to fight. Aunt Jane signed Dinah up for a knife fighting class as a condition to her further work with Edaniel and Edrear. Edaniel and Kathryn's relationship never progressed past making out in the back closet, much to Edaniel's disgruntlement. Dinah and Edrear still have yet to understand the constant blushing and such. Vincent had been put in a vault, and Dinah was eventually re-united with him. Yay everyone wins except the bad guy who was destroyed or passed over or whatever happens to Unbearables at Neptune's Gold.

The End.