(A/N: Here we go. Last Chapter. Thanks for sticking with me all this time. I have tons of other cool awesome stories on my profile that I'm sure you'll love and my partner, Xerosonic, also has some cool stuff. Also special thanks to L002 for helping with the IchiSheena scene of the last chapter. Anyways, here we go. The epilogue is very short, but it gets it's point across)
Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach or Tales of Symphonia
3rd Person pov
The Otherworldly Gate
Sheena came back from the gate and stood with the others. Lloyd walked forward up towards the gate. "They're gone." He said.
Sheena who was behind them heard this turned around and grabbed the green shirted swordsman by the shoulders, shaking with anxiety, "Lloyd! Say that again!"
"I said they're gone! What? What's wrong?"
Sheena looked over to the group, "Pronyma and Mithos are still alive!"
Genis now caught on to what was going on, "Ah! I still remember everyone!"
"But then that means…wait what does that mean again?" Zelos asked.
Sheena whacked him, "It means that this world is real. Everything we did had a purpose."
"So it would seem," Kratos said with a smile.
"All right then, I think a celebration is an order, party at the Wilder manor and everyone's invited!" Zelos exclaimed. Everyone agreed on this.
2 months later
"I see so you two will be going off on a journey together, you're not going to stay in Iselia. I thought you were happy there," Virginia said to her children.
Raine shook her head, "No Genis and I are going off to visit new lands."
"We're also going to try and help create a world that makes it easier for half-elves to be accepted," Genis told her.
"I see, it sounds like you have a difficult journey ahead of you," Virginia said.
"Would you like to come with us mother, as assistants to the regenerators of the world you'll surely not be persecuted any longer," Raine suggested.
"Thank you Raine, but my traveling days are over and besides this place has become quite comfortable. And now that Tabatha has merged with Martel, Altessa needs someone to keep an eye on him," Virginia answered.
"I see, goodbye for now then mother, Genis and I will come and visit every now and then," Raine said.
"I look forward to that," Virginia smiled.
Presea stood in front of Alicia's grave polishing it. She stood back and looked at it, "Alicia, I'm finally myself again. Time is finally starting to flow again from that night sixteen years ago. You know what? I'm twenty-eight years old now. Can you believe that?"
Regal came up to the terrace and stood next to the young pigtailed girl, "Were you talking with Alicia?"
"Yes," Presea answered.
"I just got back from overseeing the destruction of part of the mine. Now that that's done we can rest assure that no new Exspheres will be excavated," he told Presea.
"That's good to hear. What are your plans now?" the tiny girl asked the Lezareno President.
"I'm going to devote the full resources of my company to revitalization projects in order to build a new and better world," Regal answered proudly.
"I'll help, too. I'm sure Alicia and Daddy would have wanted me to," she said.
"Good then let's get started," Regal walked towards the elevator and Presea followed suit
"See look what happened. This is all cause the Pope had to open his big mouth and tried to banish me, and stuff. The whole world got messed up. And Captain Kuchiki, Lieutenant Rukia and Lady Unohana have retired so now we're short on staff," Zelos said.
"Well then Chosen One," the king said to Zelos, "What would you have me do?"
"Send an emissary of peace to the village of Iselia," Zelos said.
"An emissary? Who would you have me send?" The king asked.
"How about Sheena from Mizuho? She's already involved. I won't take no for an answer. Until you do something about the Church of Martel I still have right to the Chosen remember?"
"Yes," the king said and ordered, "Send forth information to Mizuho at once!"
"Yes sir," the Royal army saluted.
Tower of Salvation
Kratos and Lloyd stood in front of Pronyma and Mithos in his aged up form. The latter two were facing the former as all four stood near the remains of the Tower of Salvation.
"Are you two really leaving?" Kratos asked.
"We must," Mithos said, "Cruxis is responsible for everything that has happened. As it's leader I must bear that responsibility. Pronyma is coming with me at her own request."
"What will you do?" Pronyma asked Lloyd and Kratos.
"I'm going to go on a journey and collect all the Exspheres in the world," Lloyd said.
"That is quite a daunting task for one with a mortal life," Mithos said, "But if that is what you wish to do then so be it. I shall help by dumping all of Cruxis' exspheres into space."
"Kratos you've been silent. My question wasn't only to Lloyd," Pronyma said.
"I suppose I'll stay here maybe now I can take my responsibilities as a parent," he said, "Surely Anna would've wanted this."
"I am…sorry for what happened," Mithos said.
"There's no need to apologize. What Kvar did was not your fault Mithos. I know that," Kratos said to his student.
Mithos seemed at ease and then looked at Lloyd. "Lloyd use the Eternal Sword to send us to Derris Kharlan."
"Right," Lloyd said and did as such. Mithos and Pronyma floated up and into the sky.
Farewell, my shadow, Mithos looked down at the young human, you, who stand at the end of the path I chose not to follow. Farwell, my teacher, He looked down at Kratos, you, who taught me practically everything I know. And farewell…dearest sister, I shall always keep you in my memory.
Down at the ground Kratos and Lloyd exchange glances. "Lloyd there's something I want to show you," Kratos said, "Will you come with me?"
"Yeah, sure," Lloyd said.
The city had been rebuilt to new glory since Kratos and Lloyd had last visited, "Whoa, when did Luin get rebuilt like this?" Lloyd asked.
"Orihime and I stayed back in Sylvarant after the rampage of the Giant Kharlan Tree after we parted from you all, Orihime helped return the city to its former glory and it looks like the villagers have also done some remodeling," Kratos pointed to various statues of Lloyd, Ichigo, Orihime, and Sheena. It seems the villagers also seem to thank the four of you for everything you've done for them.
Lloyd chuckled in amusement and walked over to the statue fountain, "Wow a life size statue of me. It's sort of flattering."
Kratos walked over to Lloyd and put a hand on his shoulder, "You've become so strong Lloyd, not just as a swordsman, but you've also matured mentally."
"Really? You think so?" Lloyd asked.
Kratos nodded and folded his arms. "Perhaps Anna can finally rest her soul in peace."
Lloyd looked down at his exsphere, "I think she'll be able to now that the fighting has calmed down, especially now since dad's here to take care of me." Kratos flushed slightly at hearing Lloyd refer to him of that specific title.
"I was very thankful for Orihime when she volunteered to help revive this city. Anna was born here," Kratos said.
"Mom was?" Lloyd was surprised.
Kratos nodded, "That's why I hold this city so close to my heart and why I broke out at Kvar in uncontrollable rage, not just for what he had done to Anna, but also for what he did to this city. This time, I won't let anything befall this city. I'm going to stay here and protect it."
"Is that all you're going to do?" Lloyd asked.
"I may take a few mercenary jobs every now and then. I still have to make a living," Kratos stated plainly.
"Well if you find yourself in Iselia, stop by. I'm sure dad won't mind you staying," Lloyd said. "I know I definitely won't."
"Thank you Lloyd," Kratos said to him.
"Anyway, I should get going. Colette's waiting for me at Iselia. We're going to go on the journey to collect Exspheres together," Lloyd said.
"Very well, if I find any exspheres I shall destroy them, as an assistance to your journey," Kratos told his son.
"Thanks," Lloyd walked away towards the city's exit and then turned back to face Kratos, "Goodbye…dad."
Kratos smiled and watched his son walk away. Don't die before I do Lloyd…my son.
And the cat's in the cradle with the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the moon
When you're coming home son I don't know when
But we'll be together then
We're gonna have a good time then
Colette stepped foot into her home village. Everyone was waiting around for her. "Grandmother, I'm home!" she called out.
Phaidra stepped out from amongst the crowd, "Oh! Chosen One!"
"No grandmother," Colette giggled, "I'm not the Chosen anymore."
"Oh, yes…Colette. You have made us all proud," Phaidra smiled.
"Welcome home, Colette," Frank said to her.
"It's good to be home father," Colette said.
"Colette!" Colette heard Lloyd's voice from behind her.
"Lloyd," Colette was happy to see him.
"Hey, it's time to go, are you ready?"
"Almost, let me just grab my things," she said.
"Ok, I'll wait for you here," Lloyd said to her.
Karakura Town, Karakura Highschool
Ichigo sat in his seat staring out the window, tapping a pencil on his desk. The bell rang to let out his class and he sighed and grabbed his bag from down next to him and made to walk out the door. As he exited the building Tatsuki called out to him.
"Hey," she said.
"Oh, hey Tatsuki," Ichigo said rather solemnly.
"Something wrong. You've been acting funny all day," she said.
"It's nothing," he sighed.
"Come on, I know it's not nothing," she said, "don't make me have to put your head through another window."
Ichigo laughed. "Really I'm fine, it's not something you need to concern yourself with okay. I'd tell you if it was."
"All right, I won't pry, but if you act like this tomorrow I'll pile drive you," she threatened.
Ichigo chuckled, "Okay." He walked away from his childhood friend and made for home. As he did he spotted Urahara off to the side of the road.
"Fancy meeting you here," Urahara tipped the tip of his fan into his hat.
"Something you want?" Ichigo said to the storeowner.
"I found something that might interest you, follow me," he told Ichigo.
12th Division, Department of Development and Research
"Why are we all the way in Soul Society?" Ichigo asked Urahara.
"I told you. I found something that would pique your interest," Urahara said and led Ichigo over to a terminal and typed a few keys, "Read," he indicated with his fan.
Ichigo read the information on screen, "Aselia is a long existing world more than ten thousand years old, strengthened by a giant tree at the center of the world. Eventually, due to declination in spiritual essence the world was split into different worlds of," Ichigo gasped when he saw the next three words, "Sylvarant and Tethe'alla! What the hell?" Ichigo was panting in excitement he turned to look at Urahara.
"Keep reading," Urahara gestured to the screen.
"Because of the worlds being separated soul reapers were unable to land in Aselia for more than four thousand years, but recently a group of unlikely heroes banded together and set Aselia back to the way it was. Many of the travelers disappeared after the completion of the journey, but those that remained never forgot their friends," Ichigo's heart was beating a mile a minute, "U-Urahara-san…d-does this mean that…"
"It most certainly does, I managed to plug all the pieces together from what occurred during the experiment. My communication with you was using the Tower of Salvation as a sort of radio tower and the electrode you had surgically removed from your neck is the reason I was able to communicate with only you. And the lock-in mode is what sent you to the actual world. Also all the techniques you used were also caused by the electrodes due to the collison with the Tower of Salvation's radiological frequency, implating those abilities into you. It's a pretty funny coincidence that just as we were starting up the machine that world was running at the exact same time the game was supposed to. Hence the jump," Urahara explained to Ichigo. He stabbed the air and opened a Senkaimon a hell butterfly flew out. "Do you want to go?" he asked.
"Are you kidding? Of course I do!" Ichigo took of like lightning into the Senkaimon.
"Hey everyone, I'm back," I said to the village.
"Welcome back Sheena," Orochi told me.
"Congratulations on everything Sheena!" Tiga said to me.
"Don't congratulate me yet! A whole new world lies before us now. We have to inform everyone about the revival of the Igaguri style," she said, "Let's work as hard as we can! We're gonna make the village of Mizuho into a ninja clan to be proud of!"
"Right!" everyone in the village agreed and dispersed. Tiga stayed back.
"What is it Vice-chief?" Sheena asked.
"We received a message from Meltokio asking you to be an emissary of peace to Iselia, will you go?" Tiga asked her.
"Of course, I'm on my way," Sheena saluted and headed out of Mizuho. She broke off in a fast stride before her sprint slowed down to a crawl. She stopped moving and put a hand over her heart. I haven't forgotten you, so please hurry back. You promised me that if this world was real that you would hurry back. Suddenly there was a flash of light off in the distance and a butterfly flew towards Sheena and landed on her finger. A black, swallow tailed butterfly, it flew away, then…Sheena ran in the direction of the light her heart pounding. She took note of the figure she saw and clasped her hands to her face in surprise. He had orange hair and was wearing a black kimono and carrying a large sword she just couldn't mistake. Is it really you? Sheena's hands dropped down to her sides and her eyes began to tear up. She ran towards the figure at full speed shouting, "Ichigo!" He turned towards her and caught Sheena with open arms as she leapt into them. Sheena held Ichigo tight and he held her with a warm embrace. "You came back," Sheena sniffed as tears rolled down her face.
"Baka, I told you I would come back," he said to her.
"Ichigo," Sheena stayed in his arms not moving a muscle, completely content with her world.
AND THUS THE TALE OF THE JOURNEY OF REGENERATION CAME TO A CLOSE
(A/N: Well that's it folks Tales of Bleach Unreal Society is officially over. Thank you for sticking with me all this time. Ladies and Gentleman you've been a wonderful fan base. On behalf of the cast I thank you. Goodbye!)