It holds me in it's grip and I surrender.

"Good night sweet prince" - That's just a little extra bit that I thought of but doesn't really fit into the fic so just put it here ^_^;

Disclaimer: I don't own Hamlet.

Written for a contest on DeviantArt with the prompt "The End"

The End is Upon Me

I felt the burning spread and lay still on the ground; grey fringed the edges of my vision. Was this the end? No, I had felt the end before, my world had already finished, been greedily consumed by forces I knew not.

I reflected on the past, as I had before whilst on board ship with the Danish pirates, my sweet, beautiful Ophelia is dead; my beloved father; my naïve, loving mother; my love's slain father.

Yes, my world had ended a long time ago, there was certainly nothing left to live for, I had lost all but the ever-faithful Horatio.

But, my murdered father's ghost was avenged and I had succeeded.

I could no longer see, I could no longer hear but I can feel the strong arms of my friend encircling me and I am content "O, I die, Horatio....The rest is silence." I cannot hear my voice but it matters little if he heard or not.

His gentle rocking turns to irregular shaking as I further relax into his grip; gentle, fair Horatio, I shall miss thee.

The is end coming, my world had broken and now my life follows it.

The end is nigh.

The end is here.

The end is upon me.

Review pretty, pretty please! I'd really like to see if this is any good, oh, wish me luck in the contest :D