After a long while, here is the epilogue. I hope you don't mind the wait, and also think that it makes up for the slightly (more than that, really) anti-climatic last chapter.
It's been a while since I wrote anything for this... I hope I haven't lost my touch...
I'm sorry I haven't written to you recently, but my life has had too much going on at the moment. I figured that I would take this time to tell you how we're all doing. I'm sure that you would like to know. And I know that we all miss you...
As cliche as it sounds, we were all happy. Although there were a couple of twists. Especially with Isaac and Vanitas, particularly when when we met the ravenette's parents. That one was a little bit embarrassing... for them anyway. Especially Vanitas.
My other two brothers also got on well with their boyfriends. While Terra and Ven did have a short break up at one point, when the latter realised the imminence of University, but they were back together sooner than most people actually expected.
Riku and Sora went through a similar thing the next year.
Abbey did come to visit us. Very often. Whenever she had free time, really. Me and Isaac were probably envied by some of the other kids, but Abbey quickly became friends with a lot of the people there.
Really, everything was good.
Well, there were some more negative things.
Like my cutting.
It had been going on for several years, and had become second nature. Both Axel and Vincent had to remove a fair few knives from my room over the first year alone.
I did pull myself off of it eventually.
I also put on weight, somewhat. While my lack of nourishment did somewhat stunt my growth (leading to some jokes on Axel's part), I did still manage to put on weight.
And I'm sure that you're wondering about the verdict of the second court case. I never told you that, despite how long it's been. It turns out that my 'defensive manslaughter' was deemed to minor an incident for anything but a small fine, which Abbey paid instantly. As for Axel and Isaac, they didn't even get a fine.
But I've told you all of this.
What I have never told you is how I got on with Axel...
"Roxie, come to bed..." he red-head moaned tiredly, lying on his side with the covers low enough to show a good section of his chest.
"Just a minute." I sighed.
We started dating once I got out of the hospital, as I've told you before. At first, it was a little awkward. I was still using my silent facade. But Axel chipped and chipped away at it, until it finally broke. And I've never been more glad of anything.
"What are you writing?" He asked from next to me.
After that, we got along like a house on fire.
We dated throughout the rest of our school life, then kept on talking over the internet when we parted ways for University. I was worried that he would fall in love with someone else, but I shouldn't have. Because a soon as we finished, he asked me.
He asked me to marry him.
I typed a little more, then stood. "Come on then." I smiled, following him to our shared bed. We lay down, and he wrapped his arms around me, holding me close to his heart.
"Good night Roxie..."
"Good night... Axel..."
As I drifted off, I thought about those last few lines. The last bit that I wrote...
And I said yes. I said it with the smile that you loved when I was young, the smile I promised you I would never loose.
And now, I know how nice it is to share a bed with someone you truly love...
Well, I'm sorry that it's taken so long for me to get round to writing this, but I hope you enjoyed. Memories in Blood is now truly over. I thank everyone who read it, and I really hope that you will enjoy my next angst fic, now with a working title: Windows To The Soul.
Much better than the previous one, I have to say. Anyway, I hope that you liked this story, and I hope to see you again for more of my Fanfictions in the near future!