_we will be here when you fall_
Epilogue; 'Kind words can unlock an iron door'
~ Turkish Proverb.
Coraline sat on her bed, staring at her music box. Tucked away, safely inside it was the key Eve had given her. She hadn't quite worked up the nerve to open the door just yet, but she knew she couldn't put it off forever. She felt weight on the bed beside her, and turned to see Cat. He blinked his big blue eyes, and flicked his tail.
"Hello you" She smiled, stroking his head. He twitched his whiskers.
"I know… I know" She sighed. "I'll do it today"
Cat gently headbutted her.
"You probably miss her, huh?" He blinked at her again, and she interpreted that as a yes. Coraline opened the music box, and pulled out the key, before following Cat down the stairs into the drawing room. She knelt by the door, her heart in her mouth. Cat sat down beside her, and together, they just stared at the little door.
There were still tiny scratches from when she'd clawed her way out last time, and it sent a little shudder through her body.
"It's okay Coraline…it'll be okay" She told herself, putting the key in the lock. They stayed still for a moment.
"I gotta say sorry…right Cat?" She looked down at him, but he was just staring at the door intently. "Sorry for being a brat… and thankyou, I guess. For teaching me a lesson"
Cat shuffled a little closer to the door, and Coraline turned the key in the lock. It almost seemed to echo.
She shuffled a little on her knees, and the little door swung open with a creak.
There was the tunnel, dusty and dirty, and full of junk like it had been the last time she'd been through there. A cold breeze came through, sending a little shiver down her spine. It smelled old.
Coraline was finding it very hard to be brave, especially when she noticed the back of the door. It looked like someone had attacked it with a knife, and left deep, rough gouges in the wood.
Cat darted in front of her, and made his way through the tunnel. Then at the end, he vanished.
Coraline leaned forward a little, hearing a gentle rustling sound, along with soft murmurs. How was she supposed to show her face to her Other Mother, after what she'd done?
Her heart jumped up into her mouth as she heard a soft voice.
"…Coraline? Is that you?"
Firstly, with regards as to who is actually the bad guy in this fanfic, it's meant to be ambiguous, so don't go worrying over it. It's totally up to you guys. But if you have any questions that we failed to answer, don't hesitate to shoot us a message. We'll always answer it. Now…
In no particular order…
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Thankyou all so VERY much for reviewing. You guys inspired us.
Now…the AWARDS. That's right, the awards.
First awards go to…huhsmile, CC333 and Andy 46587.
You guys get the OHMAIGAWD award, for giving us our very own fanart. Like, OHMAIGAWD, thankyou.
Second award goes to the Marquis Carabas, for giving us constructive criticism. Thankyou for helping us improve our writing, plus, your review had 'ye Gods' in it. We loved it, and your awesome name. Knut got the reference right away.
Third award goes to WybiE'zKiDnapPer for reviewing the most… you've been with us from day 1, so thankyou.
The 'OHSHIZ Award' goes to Autumn's Melody, who posted the review that made us laugh the most. Thanking you kindly for that. Also? You did say 'Gracias', and…although Knut doesn't think it's fantastic, CANDY insisted you get a special mention for threatening our lives… =P
The 'Whut? Award' goes to Andy46587, because your review made us think about our fanfic, and how it could be interpreted by different people. It was interesting to know that you managed to relate it back to the bible…
Now that that's out of the way, I'd like to give you our very last message before we leave you…
The next KnutCANDY fanfic is already in it's planning stages, so keep an eye out for it. It's gonna be fantastic.
WE LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH.
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