What a curious thing you are. Okay then. ;-)

After finishing this story I thought it would be a nice little gimmick to leave some kind of an open end behind. I just had no clue what to write and how, but it just screamed to put an epilogue like this to it.

This one's courtesy of MeAzrael, because she wrote it. So any review you're going to leave for this awesome chapter will be forwarded straight on to her.

Honeypie! You did a great job with this one! Thank you!

Chapter 30 – Epilogue

"No", he moaned, trying to get free from her steely grip, unable to avert his gaze from the utter darkness and despair in her eyes.

Oh yes, she whispered, and there was a hint of sadness in this voice Julian had learned to dread over the past few weeks, there is no other way. He's hurt us, tortured us, destroyed us, mindlessly, merciless... there is no peace as long as he's breathing.

Her grip got stronger, melting into the pains and bruises of his body. He winced, but he hadn't any power left for resistance.

You know what you've got to do, little brother. We'll pay this monster back big time – every cut, every blow, every cold-blooded smile, over and over.

She grabbed his hair and yanked it back, pressing her lips onto his mouth.

Kill him, whispered her breath, flowing like liquid ice through his every vein.

And he closed his eyes, shivering in restless sleep.