Okay I know some of you may totally hate me now but I am going to post the long alternate ending and give a very Rose/Eddie happy ending. I had to kill off Dimitri cuz... he's the bad guy. And I think this is possibly some of the worst writing I've ever done. I leave out major characters and plot points, skip the grieving, etc. But this story was reaching a point where I stopped being so involved. The focus shifted, the characters were off, and it was becoming just another lame fanfic. But thanks for sticking with me and reading it. If you enjoyed it I can sleep well at night knowing that my very first fanfic was successful. So enjoy the official last chapter and if you hate it check out the alternative.
If I owned Vampire Academy, It wouldn't be nearly as good as it is. Everybody thank Richelle Mead for giving us something so amazing. And I really do like green eggs and ham, but punching meat is weird. I blame the eighties training montage for everything you hated about the story.
3 months later at Lissa and Christian's wedding reception.
I finally got to see my best friend marry the love of her life.
I can't tell you how amazing it was.
It's been only three months since Eddie died. Things moved fast. It turns out Christian proposed to Lissa the day after everything happened. She didn't tell me for a couple days because they wanted to have a dinner to announce it. The queen gave up her need to protect Lissa's social prowess and accepted her happiness. I was Lissa's maid of honor and unable to slow down. Adrian ended up being the best man, taking the place Christian would have given to Eddie. Mia came back to be a bridesmaid and with her came a constant feeling of being wanted. I was barely ever alone anymore. Everyone of our friends at court felt obligated to keep me company. Not that I minded. The company was good for me. It gave me a reason to never stop and look back. Because I didn't wanna look back at my past.
I have a pretty good reason.
Even with all the company, I ended up a wallflower at the reception. Rose Hathaway reduced to being a wallflower. What has this world come to?
Lissa decided to have her reception in the court garden, which seemed a little unoriginal. But it was beautiful and I couldn't help but feel like I was in someone else's life. I watched as Christian spun Lissa around and she laughed.
"Penny for your thoughts?"I turned around to see Adrian standing there holding out a penny. I took it and smiled at him.
"Well I was just wallowing in self pity. I am a wallflower. Oh and I was thinking about how nice it is that our friends finally tied the knot," I said and stood up. Adrian held out his hand.
"You don't have to be a wallflower anymore. Rose Hathaway, may I have this dance?" He asked.
"Only for another penny," I responded. We walked out to the dance floor and attracted looks from all around the reception. He put his hands on my waist and sent a slight tingle up my sides. I put my hands on his shoulders and we danced for a while in silence.
"I love you," Adrian said breaking the silence. Wait, what?
"I have ever since I met you. You're the strongest woman I've ever met. You're never afraid to go the distance for the ones you love. And you've been through so much. I wish I could take away all the bad memories for you sometimes because I can see the pain in your eyes and I know you feel guilt. But I know that you would still want the memories because they made you who you are. And you are one of the most amazing people I have ever met," He said. I felt myself crumble under his stare and decided to admit a feeling that had been plaguing me for a long time.
"I love you too. I don't know if you realize this but you've matured so much since I met you," I said.
"Well I blame you for that," He said.
"Now you went and made me feel bad," I told him. And I realized what Lissa meant. I guess I had to wait to get my happy ending. Through the pain of forbidden love, friendship issues, and death. Watching people die before me and killing a good amount of the bad guys after it. After all I'd been through I found the right person.
After their honeymoon Liss and Christian announced their move. We'd be heading far away from court, secluded from civilization all together. They never confirmed it, but everyone knew the move was for me and Adrian's advantage. We could be together without interference from anyone. Lissa smiled at me once we had our new place set up.
"I told you everything would work out. I am psychic now," She said.
"This doesn't count! You planned this!" I yelled at her. She laughed.
"I was putting a lot of faith on you and Adrian. How could I know that you two would profess your love to each other in the middle of my wedding reception?" She said. I slapped my forehead.
"I can't believe we did that," I said.
"I thought it was sweet," She said.
"You also think Christian's sweet," I replied. She threw a pillow at me and I threw a blanket back.
"Ladies break it up," Christian said, walking in the room, "We can't have the new place ruined."
"I wouldn't mind watching them ruin it," Adrian said. I groaned.
"Don't get your hopes up," I said.
"Sure thing," He said.
He grabbed my hand and sat down next to me. Christian sat down and put his arm around Lissa. Right in the middle of my friends I could forget about my past and focus on how amazing I could make the future. It was my time to be happy. I had earned it.
That's something I wont forget.
Please review. Tell me if you liked this ending, leave death threats if you want another. And I was thinking of doing another Vampire Academy story... should it be Rose/Adrian or Rose/Dimitri... Or hell, Rose/Eddie? Thanks for reading and reviewing. And now for one last quote...
"Don't worry, little dhampir. You might be surrounded by clouds, but you'll always be like sunshine to me." -Adrian, Shadow Kiss