Cancer - Chapter 7 - Epilogue
"Hey guys, just thought I'd stop by and talk a bit."
It was October. The cool air nipped at Alfred's nose and ears, and leaves blew across his feet as he walked through the cemetary. He stopped when he came to three graves, all aligned perfectly. Red, blue, and white roses stood infront of the large tombstones. Alfred had gotten onto his knees and wiped away the soggy leaves covering the names on the stone.
July 1, 1982 - April 5, 2011
Son - Brother - Friend
May he rest in peace~
July 14, 1965 - June 17, 2016
Father - Husband - Friend
Let the angels take him away~
April 24, 1966 - May 8, 2017
Mother - Wife - Brother - Friend
Take his soul to a better place~
Five years after Matthew passed away, Francis died of a heart attack. Arthur passed a year later of pneumonia, leaving Alfred all by himself. But actually, he wasn't all alone. A year before Francis died, Alfred had completed his psychiatric treatment and no longer had to take pills. During the past few years, Alfred had been going to college and studing to become a doctor.
"College is going great. I have some exams coming up, so I've been a little high-strung. But, I know I'll do fine."
Alfred imagined Arthur scowling him for working too hard. "Take a break! I don't want you to tire yourself out!"
A tiny smile spread across the American's face. "I've also met someone."
Alfred then imagined Francis screaming in joy. "Oh 'ow wonderful~ So, when do we get to meet the young man or lady?"
Then Arthur cme up again. "Calm down, you git! Let the boy finish talking for once!"
"Oh, I'm sorry~ I'm just so excited!"
While he was at college, he had met a nice Japanese boy named Kiku. The American instantly fell in love, the other... not so much. The black-haired boy was very shy and didn't like to talk much. He rejected Alfred's first advances, but after a few times, he began warming up to the American. The two began to date and now lived in an apartment together in Washington, D.C.
"His name is Kiku; Honda Kiku. He's from Japan."
"Ooh, how nice~ Congrats Alfred!"
A new voice appeared in the American's head, one he had not heard for a very, very long time. "M-Mattie..."
Alfred told his deceased family all about his boyfriend, and even spilled a little secret about asking Kiku's hand in marriage. Had Francis been alive, he would of screamed in joy and ruined the entire surprise. But Alfred wouldn't of minded. He wouldn't of minded at all.
The sky had turned from orange to purple quickly, and Alfred knew it was getting late. He stood to his feet, and brushed the leaves off of his trousers before saying his goodbyes.
"It's time for me to go, but I promise t-that I'll be back s-soon."
He then turned and walked to his car, letting the tear fall silently down his face and onto his red sweatshirt. He opened the door and gotten in on the passenger side.
"I'm sorry for making you wait."
Kiku moved his his hands to his lover's face, gently wiping the tears. "That's alright."
The American wouldn't have been able to stop crying had Kiku not been there to comfort him. Alfred would of sat there, crying for hours, but instead, felt the waterworks stop and hugged the smaller male tightly, whispering a small "I love you~" into his ear.
"I love you, too. Alfred. I love you too." Even Kiku let a single tear fall from his eyes. The two broke apart and Alfred started the car, and drove out of the cemetary.
Before the had left, Alfred looked out his rear-view mirror, and until his dying day, he could of sworn he say his family standing there, waving goodbye.
Cause' the hardest part of this is leaving you...
That last sentence... is the only thing I like about this chapter. |:
/adds AmePan at the last minute because I can.
I'm sorry if there are any misspellings or mistakes, like everyone's birthdays and all that shit.
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