The Last Request

By Riley Simpson

The year is 1966. Walt Disney has died of lung cancer. During this time, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was watching over Wasteland in his sanctuary on Mickeyjunk Mountain. Gus the Gremlin comes to him with a letter from Walt himself. Oswald opens the envelope and read this heartfelt plea.

Dear Oswald,

By the time you read this, I will be dead. I wrote this letter to tell you something very important. I did not mean to abandon you. The main reason that I could not be with you is because you were stolen from me by Universal. The loss of your fame was not Mickey's fault. So, as my final request, I wish for you to go to my funeral, find Mickey, and tell him that you forgive him. The only thing I've ever wished is that you and him were to someday be brothers again. You deserve to be with him. You deserve a brother just as much as you deserve a heart.

Sincerely Yours,

Walt Disney

When Oswald read this letter, he was filled with guilt and grief. The Bunny Kids came up to him and asked him if he was alright. Oswald began to cry. Ortensia ran up to Oswald and embraced him, telling him that everything was going to be alright.

When Oswald came to Walt's funeral, he sat next to Mickey and whispered in his ear that he forgave him for causing the trouble in Wasteland. Mickey's eyes filled with tears and he hugged Oswald. The two were brothers once more and the last request was fulfilled.