Lelouch's eyes shot open. He looked around. He was in an infirmary of sorts. He sat up slowly.
When Lelouch looked around a second time, he noticed that Kallen had fallen asleep leaning on his bed. Nunnally was asleep on the other side. Suzaku was awake, he was standing by the window in the Zero outfit, without the helmet on. He had a bandage around his injuries. He turned to Lelouch and smiled.
"You're awake," he said. Lelouch rubbed his aching head.
"You beat S.S.," Suzaku answered," Once again, you saved the world."
"What about the others?" Lelouch asked.
"We're the only ones who decided to stay, but they intend on coming back," Suzaku explained," They are all urgent to apologize." Lelouch rubbed his neck, and he felt bandage where the chip was removed.
"What about the doctors?" Lelouch asked.
"There weren't any doctors," Suzaku said," You'd be impressed out how skilled some people can be with medicine." Lelouch then looked at his hands, and clenched his fists.
"I ruined everything," he hissed," I completely undid everything the Zero Requiem was for. This whole thing was my fault."
"You know that's not true," Suzaku said," S.S. was controlling you."
"But still…," Lelouch said," I shouldn't have fallen victim so easy, I nearly killed you, twice." Suzaku chuckled.
"Don't worry about it," he said, he then looked at Kallen," Kallen refused to leave your side. And Nunnally was even more insistent." Lelouch smiled at the sight of his sister and his beloved.s
"But what now?" Lelouch asked. Suzaku shrugged.
"I don't know."
Lelouch however, did know that had to be done. From the moment S.S. was beaten, he knew what had to be done.
Later, Kallen and Nunnally woke up. The first thing Nunnally did was hug her brother, and cry into his chest. Once she was done, Kallen kissed Lelouch.
"What are you going to do now?" Nunnally asked. Lelouch looked at her.
"I'll tell you later," he said.
"Tell me now!"
"I don't want to upset you," Lelouch answered, and he knew he shouldn't have said that. Nunnally's eyes widened as she realized what was going on.
"No! You can't do that again!" she yelled.
"What?" Kallen asked. Lelouch weakly got out of the bed, and stood. He looked at Suzaku.
"Suzaku, you have to kill me," he told his best friend. The people all stared at Lelouch. Kallen grabbed Lelouch's arm.
"No!" she snapped," I can't lose you again!"
"She's right!" Suzaku said," That's not how it should be!"
"We have no choice," Lelouch responded," Infinity is the center of hatred in the world, which means he must be purged. Peace will be restored." Nunnally grabbed Lelouch's arm and held onto it.
"Please, big brother!" she begged," Find another way."
Kallen grabbed Lelouch's shoulders so he was looking at her.
"Look!" she said," I love you. All I want is to be with you, you told me that I have to live, but I can't without you!" She then wrapped her arms around Lelouch. Lelouch looked at Kallen sadly.
"There is another option," he said softly," But it requires just as much sacrifice."
"What is it?" Kallen asked. Lelouch got both of the girls to let go as he walked to the window.
"You know," he began," The scuffle with S.S. has taught me that cycle of hatred might not be so easily broken as I thought. It seems that there will always will be someone wanting control, and disarray."
"Where are you getting with this?" Suzaku asked, as he approached Lelouch. Lelouch turned.
"The war between Zero and Infinity shall never end," he said. The three people stared at him.
"What are you talking about?" Nunnally asked.
"Infinity shall remain the enemy of the world," Lelouch explained," Just as Suzaku Kururugi died, and returned as Zero, Lelouch vi Britannia has died, and has returned as Infinity."
"That means forever abandoning the role as Lelouch," Kallen said.
"Yes, I will still be dead, but only in form," Lelouch responded.
"What about the others?" Suzaku asked.
"I will use my Geass on them," Lelouch answered," They will forget everything after the time I first appeared, they will forget about the Nidhoggr, and all that stuff." The three people looked at Lelouch.
Suzaku heard noise outside the door.
"The others are here," he said.
"Are you going to use your Geass on me?" Nunnally asked.
"No!" Lelouch answered immediately," That is one thing I could never bring myself to do a second time!" He then got on one knee, to Nunnally's level.
"Just understand, no matter what, I will always love you!" Lelouch said, as he hugged Nunnally.
"Big brother," Nunnally whispered.
Kallen looked down, but Lelouch held up her head.
"We will be together, I promise," Lelouch said, as the two kissed.
The door opened, and Lelouch turned.
(2 months later)(insert Continued Story)
Kallen walked out to a balcony in her and her mother's apartment.
She stared at the clouds.
There was an explosion below her. Kallen looked down
People were gathered around it, as Infinity ran out of the smoke, Zero was close behind, chasing him. Kallen smiled.
Well, Lelouch, once again, your plans have proven successful. All the worlds hatred is now centered on you, and people now ban together, to stop the enemy of all. And that enemy, is Infinity. Infinity circled around street corner, with Zero still in pursuit. I wonder if you are laughing inside of how everything is going to your plans. Well, I know the day when we can be together will come, and I will be waiting for you. Infinity continued running, as Zero ran after him. Under both of their masks, they were smiling. I guess one can say, this whole thing is…. ongoing.
C.C. sat on a chair staring out the window.
"It seems S.S.'s ambitions weren't ready yet," she said," Well, Lelouch once again proved me wrong." The door behind her opened.
"So, how did much did you manipulate, Lord X.X.?" C.C. asked.
Note: So there you have it. This is my longest, and probably strongest story to date. I am probably going to write a sequel.
Now, I have some things to get off my chest. First and foremost, one reason I wrote this was I felt like that wedding picture at the end was a huge middle finger. It was showing everyone, practically celebrating Lelouch's death. Personally, that just really pissed me off.
I also wrote this, just to have some fun. I really like writing those chapters that included the battle between Zero and Infinity.
Hope you enjoyed it, and keep your eye on my other stories.