Spaces: Epilogue

"Good morning sweetie. How's my beautiful wife doing today?" Trent had woken up exceptionally happy today.

"Leave me alone. I wake up early every day, let me sleep in." Claire pulled the covers over her head.

"No. come on Claire bear, it's morning. Rise and shine."

"Go away." Claire whined.

"Okay, I guess I'll just go show everyone these embarrassing photos of you." Trent got off the bed and opened the door when he feel a weight on his back and fell to the ground.

Claire landed on top of him, messy hair and all. "You wouldn't dare." She smiled

"You're right I wouldn't, you're too cute to have bad pictures." He played with a strand of her hair.

She lay down on top of him and kissed him. He didn't need any more of an invitation an kissed her back before he pulled away. I'd been almost two weeks since they were married and almost every day started this way.

"Awww," Claire pouted.

"Aww indeed, now if you two are finished I kinda wanna talk to you Claire."

The blonde's head shot up and saw Kai with his arms crossed looking down at them. She immediately blushed.

"Sorry." She stood up and pulled down her night gown while fixing a strap that Trent had slipped off.

"Who knew you'd be such a sexual little one? Your innocent face lies, doll face."

"Hey," Claire held up her hand, "One, I'm married. Two, look at Trent he's the sexiest man on the face of this earth! And three, just 'cause I'm small doesn't mean I don't have needs." She stuck her tongue out at him.

Kai blushed, "You're adorable you know that?"

"I've been told," she shrugged and smirked.

"Anyway, here's the reason I came. I got a letter in the mail but it's addressed to you. It must have gotten missed up since we're both kinda the newbies stil." Kai handed her a green envelope.

"Hmm, I haven't gotten any special mail in a while." Claire was about to look at the letter but Kai interrupted her.

"Well that was it, I have to go. Popuri said she needed to talk to me about something important. Hope it's not girly stuff." Kai chuckled and excused himself.

"Alas, I am forgotten." Trent spoke, still lying on the floor.

"Trent! I completely forgot I left you down there."

"Hahaha, don't worry about it. Your floor's comfortable." Trent got up and stood behind his wife. "Who's it from?"


"Hey Popuri, you're early!" Kai smiled as he jogged up to the snack shack where his girlfriend was waiting.

"Just open the door please." She looked like she'd been crying. Kai opened the door, worried.

"What's wrong?" he sat down in front of her in one of the tables.

"I know I haven't exactly been the greatest company recently especially at the parties, dances or since you've asked me to be your girlfriend."

"It's okay I understand you're probably going through a lot now that you're dad's back home." Kai placed his hand over hers and smiled lovingly.

She sighed deeply pulling her hand away, "I never said yes."

"What do you mean?" he scoffed nervously.

"When you asked me I never said yes. I'm sorry, I should have made it clear to you but I just didn't know what to say. The thing is, I've been dating someone from the city. I felt confused about rejecting you because I've had feelings for you for so long, but I was already in a relationship so I didn't know what to say.

"What. But…I."

"Sorry Kai, I'm seeing someone else and I can't be you're girlfriend."

"Oh… Okay, I see." His head hung low.

After brief seconds of silence Popuri stood and left the place without a word. Kai stayed sitting in disbelief. His heart ached. No. I'm not going to mope about this. His chair scraped the floor suddenly as he stood up, knocked over his chair and stomped to the kitchen. He began chopping furiously at some pineapple he'd saved from Claire's harvest last year.

This is what I get for trying to settle down. I knew nothing good ever came from being committed. Shit. I was meant to be a womanizer, and if that's my fate so be it. I'll be the best damn playboy this town has seen.


"It's from Rey!" Claire squealed.

"Oh really?" Trent's stomach churned. Not another boy. "What does it say?"

Dear Claire,

I've heard a lot about you from your brother. He says you've moved to Mineral Town to start a farm. That sounds really exciting. I just finished up some psychology and martial arts classes, they were really fun. I wasn't sure what to do after this so I'm writing to tell you I'll be moving to Mineral Town soon. I'm probably going to stay for a season or two and see if I like living there. I heard you're married. I'm kinda disappointed I didn't get to be there but we haven't heard from each other in a long time so it's understandable. Remember when we were little and used to say we'd marry each other, we were so silly. I hope to see you and your husband soon. I'll be arriving there around Spring 17.

Love, Rey

"Oh my goodness! Rey's coming here! I'm so excited, it's been so long." Claire hugged the letter.

"How splendid. Tomorrow's the 16th you know." Trent pointed out, less than enthusiastic.

"Oh no. The mail must have been late. I'll have to get ready soon. Rey isn't just anybody you know. This is the kind of person you've gotta be ready for. Rey's really special. Mineral Town has no idea what it's in for."