"I'll protect you."

The fire crackles lightly beside them and his arms are wrapped tightly around her. Too tightly. She can't breathe. She's not sure she'd be able to anyway.

There's too much smoke. There's too much pressure. There's too much disaster surrounding them after the bomb.

The bodies of soldiers are littered around them. Enemy soldiers, but still soldiers. Still dead.

She knows that her husbands is somewhere among them. He'd tried fighting them off. He wasn't near her when the bomb went off. The magic, protective barrier that her family had put around her years ago hadn't covered him. Only her and the boy in her arms; her best friend.

Jamie.

He was still whispering the same words, over and over and over. "I'll protect you. I'll protect you."

He had tried to protect her. He was not capable of protecting her from a bomb. He was not capable of preventing her from knowing that the family she'd built for herself had all been killed again.

"I'll protect you."

He was in some sort of form of shock. He lived next door. The family he'd built was also dead.

His sister lived down the street. Also dead.

It was summer break. All of their kids would have been home and so they, too, were dead.

The fire licked at the barrier. The rest of the house pushed down on it from above. If she just tried, she knew she could cancel the barrier out. It would fail. The house would crush them, the fire would eat their remains.

"I'll protect you."

She feels out the barrier with her nullification. The barrier is stronger than usual, fighting to hold up the weight of a house. If she pushes it just right, it will crumble over them.

She finally finds her breath.

"I'll protect you," she whispers back to Jamie.


BAD END: "I'LL PROTECT YOU"


My bad.

So, I was clearing out my files and I came across one titled "I am a horrible person" and I was like wow okay and then I read it and I agreed with the file name. And then I laughed about it with my sister and she was like "So post it" and so here we are. It's a really funny April fools joke ahahaha so funny except no it's not.

I wasn't originally going to post this (thus why it wasn't posted when I actually wrote it) I was more doing a little writing exercise based off a sentence I had thought of—"I'll protect you."

With that out of the way, this is not the real ending. Just pretend it didn't happen if that makes you feel better, shhh it's all okay now.

I really just needed an excuse to write another A/N because I'm a talkative bitch, so anyone who cares, come on down and read this here authors note.

IMPORTANT BELOW

I'm going to be rewriting this whoooooole story. The whole shebang. As such, I wanted to say a few things. I feel first should be that the rewritten version will have a good ending don't worry. I don't know how long it'll take me to post the new version. Whenever I feel like it, I guess. I've only rewritten the first chapter (and most of the second) as of now, so who knows what I'll do. It'll be posted under "Brick by Boring Brick" when it is up. My other fic, Memento Mori, is more than halfway done, so it'll be up sooner than Brick by Boring Brick, probably.

Nothing major will change, just some small things (for instance: Mikan was transferred to Canada, not America) so don't worry. The writing will also be a lot better because it's been four years.

END IMPORTANT NOTE and now me rambling

Also another thanks to all you guys, because I'm still getting reviews to this day even though it's been almost a year since I've done anything. I wanna remind y'all that I do read all of them. Some of you get a bit weird about the 3-digit review number. I know this because I also get weird about it. But I do read all of them and I do love all of you sooo much for being here with me.

I won't be finished up Jamie's Story here because it's long and I'd rather not have to worry hugely about it here.

Also, for people who are curious about my mysterious other file, just ask me what it is. I don't really care to hide it anymore. I might even link it on my profile at some point.

Also for the anon JestersMask: I tried to find you but FFN says you don't exist, sooo, PM me when you're logged in please? We can talk properly in there.

Also I want to leave some special thankseses because some have you have been super great, you know? Reviewing super often and even PMing with me.

So, special thanks to: CrossAngel-Chan, AyatoKirishima, Princess Mei Mikan, Ai Seikatsu (I got really blushy when you said I inspired you ehehe), PaRaNoId rOsE (I accidentally tried to capitalize the space between your word-names and now my fingers feel confused A+ and seriously thank you for reviewing so much), Theia Pallas, NALU-ROCKS323, KuroNeko-Alice, parhhajfenmak (I see you've changed your name), and Amai Youkaiko (I hope you're doing okay.)

Soooo that's it, I think. Love all you guys lots and hope to see you reviewing or watching my other stories. (PS if any of y'all got a Flight Rising account, you should def tell me.)

-Day