A/N: So it's finally the end. I'm so sad. Relieved, but sad. I'll miss getting into the minds of all the characters, especially Sam and Alyssa. Anyway, I hope people enjoyed reading this. Next victim to fanfic: "Remember Me" with good old RPattz. Have a great rest of the Summer.

~*~Epilogue ~*~

And I'd give up forever to touch you
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
'Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight

And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am

"Iris- Goo Goo dolls"

The beach was peacefully silent, the only noise was the hum of the ocean's waves, rolling and crashing into rocky cliffs that were turned golden by the rays of an overhead sun. A little boy's laughs permeated the air. He ran barefoot in the sand, his black hair ruffling in the wind, his blue-green eyes sparkling in the summer sunlight. A man with curly black hair ran after him.

"Sam! Wait for me!" George called out.

"Daddy!" Little Sam answered. He stopped running and waited for George to scoop him up in his arms. He felt George cradle the back of his head and he pressed his cheek to his father's chest serenely. The spray of the ocean was cool against him.

Sam blinked and he was on the same stretch of beach twenty years later. It looked the same.

Ally was singing and dancing on the sand, twirling her ruffled bathing suit. Alyssa was whispering something to baby Tyler, every bit as beautiful as when they were sixteen. She was wearing a sexy one pieced red bathing suit, her hair down in loose waves, brushing her creamy shoulders as she played with Tyler. She sensed Sam's stare and looked up. Her eyes met his and she smiled. She took Tyler's hand and waved to Sam. "Say hi to daddy. Hi, daddy. Hi."

He smiled at them and the warmth he felt had nothing to do with the sunshine. He stroked the strawberry blond curls on Tyler's head and Tyler responded with a giggle, his blue eyes disappearing between think lashes.

Alyssa looked at Sam quietly. He kissed her softly and felt her cheek under his touch as she sighed into his mouth.

When he pulled away Ally ran up to him. "I'm Princess Ariel."

"You wanna go swimming?"

"Yeah!" She jumped up and down excitedly.

He picked her up and she squealed. "Hold on tight, love."

Every so often the current lifted his feet off the ocean floor. Ally's arms were wrapped around his neck and she stared at the ocean surrounding them in wonder. Every time the waves came down on them she would scream.

"Are you scared?"


Alyssa smiled at the view, much like Robin had twenty years prior on Sam's birthday. Alyssa pulled out the camcorder and started filming.

When the waves were calmer Sam kissed Ally's face. "Don't ever forget that I love you."

"I won't, daddy." She said softly.

Somewhere in a distant stretch of time in the same ocean on the same beach, a six year old boy named Sam smiled in his father's arms. He smiled because the world was right again.

And somewhere the sound of a voice long gone filled the air. "If you were a house, Sam. This is where you would wanna be built. On rock, facing the sea, listening, listening…"