A/N: Drumroll, please! The long-awaited sequel to Tears, Travel, and True Love's Triumph! I do mean LONG awaited when I say it. I am SOOOOO sorry that it took this long for me to write this. I am ashamed. I just got super busy and let things get away from me a little. I'm going to try not to let that happen again, at least not until this story's done. I also feel the need to apologize for this chapter. I know it's really short, but I'm just getting things set up. The next one is already longer than this one, and hopefully the rest will be, as well. Anywho, I'm gonna shut up now and let you read. Enjoy!
Chapter 1: Enough for Me
The first time Larry saw Amelia talking to Ahkmunrah, he didn't think much of it. They were just talking, after all, even if the discussion did look rather serious. The second time, he wondered what they were up to. The two of them were sitting side by side on a bench with their heads together, bent over the tablet, whispering about something. He hesitated, then shook his head. He wasn't going to pry. The third time, though, he knew he had to do something. Ahkmunrah was looking decidedly uncomfortable as he patted Amelia on the back, trying to comfort her as she cried. Larry took one look at the scene and strode into the room.
"All right, what happened? Ahk, what's going on?" the night guard asked as he took his wife in his arms.
"I'm sorry, Larry, I can't say anything," the pharaoh replied, raising his hands to ward off further questions. "This is for her to tell you." With that, he all but fled the room, leaving the other two alone.
Larry turned questioning eyes on Amelia. "What's the matter, love? Why are you crying?"
She sniffed and wiped her eyes. "Oh, I suppose I'm being a silly sap. It's just…I didn't want to tell you until we were sure. Ahkmunrah's been helping me with a little experiment, trying to see if his spiffy tablet-thingy could make me human. He thought it was going to work, but…" She shrugged. "Apparently not. It just kinda fizzled." Another tear slid silently down her cheek and she brushed it away impatiently. "I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up. I'm sorry, Ace."
"Oh, Amelia, you have nothing to be sorry for!" Larry exclaimed. "It's not your fault. Besides, I love you exactly as you are. You don't need to be human to be enough for me. Of course I'd love to be able to spend more time with you during the day, but I asked you to marry me knowing that it might never be possible, and I was and still am at peace with that fact."
Suddenly there was a blinding flash of light. When Amelia and Larry could see again, they were no longer alone. They had been joined by a trio of strange old women, one of whom was holding a lethal-looking pair of scissors.
"Hello, dearies. We've been watching you."
A/N: So, let me know what you thought! Reviews may help shape the direction the story takes, so let me know what you like or don't like and I'll try to improve the next chapter! I have to credit two sources of inspiration for this plot: my fellow fanfiction author Pamena and the TV show Charmed. If you are interested in Sweeney Todd at all I HIGHLY recommend Pamena's stuff. It's amazing. So yeah. Thanks for reading and reviewing!