Final chapter: epilogue
Raven's point of view:
As Raven sent her kids to sleep after finishing her story, she couldn't help but have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. The nostalgia of those wonderful years was very powerful for her. But as soon as she came back to the present, she remembered her argument with Garfield that she had had that day. Soon the warm, fuzzy feeling was gone; she sat on the couch and waited for her husband to come through the door. It was pouring outside so it wouldn't be long, or so she thought.
Half an hour had passed and Raven was starting to worry, he had been gone for quite a while now. 'Usually he doesn't take this long to apologize.' She thought, usually Garfield would go to the city and buy her seven blue roses (seven was her favorite number and blue her favorite color). It's true that they lived pretty far away from the city now, but he would transform in to a cheetah so it wouldn't take so long.
However this time argument had been more intense than usual. She called him but there was no answer. She went to the window to see if she could see something in the street, anything that would reassure her that he was okay.
As she looked out the window she happened to notice somebody in front of their door, which was to the right. He seemed to be just standing in front of the door and talking to himself. At first, Raven didn't know who it was, it was pouring too much, but she noticed the man's green skin 'Garfield?' She went to the door and opened and confirmed it, it was Garfield, with seven broken blue roses and soaking wet, he looked pathetically cute.
"Well?" She asked as she crossed her arms and waited for an answer.
Garfield's point of view:
It had been raining for an hour or so now. But luckily he had been able to go to the city, buy her the roses and come back, but this time he just stood in front of the door.
'Okay Garfield, if you want to survive this one you can't just go in and say: Sorry honey, what's for dinner? You have to do it right.'
He cleared his voice and said to the door: "Raven… I'm sorry for what happened before… Although, you have to admit, this time it was mostly your fault."
'What? I can't say that. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID! Okay let's try again.'
"I so so so so so sorry! I don't deserve. Please forgive me."
'I think that's too pathetic, even for me. Okay how about-'
But before he could finish, the door opened and revealed a pissed off Raven. However, Garfield didn't even notice 'Woooow...' He didn't know what it was, but it was like he had fallen in love again. Maybe seeing her in where it was warm while he was outside in the cold and wet just made her even more attractive, more 'necessary' for him.
"Well?" She said.
Back to third person POV:
He tried to think of something to say, but all he could say was: "I love you."
Raven raised her eyebrow and thought 'That's it?'
"I love you sooo much." Again, that's all he managed to say.
Usually this wouldn't be enough for a woman to forgive you (not that I would know, I'm just guessing), but in Raven's case it was. See, with her powers she could feel what other people felt, she knew when they were lying or being sincere. Not only was he not lying, he hadn't meant an 'I love you' like that since they first started going out. Before she decided to forgive him or not, Garfield said:
"Look Raven, to tell you the truth I don't even remember why we even argued. All I know is that there's nothing I prefer in this world than spending time with the kids and you during the day, and sleeping next to you at night." Again, she could tell he wasn't lying. Let me remind you that he's soaking wet, it's pouring and his carrying broken blue roses, how can Raven NOT forgive him. "Can I please come in?"
"Fine…" She said after thinking about it for a few seconds. "You can come in." She said as Garfield gave her the flowers and gave a kiss. He went towards the bathroom to dry up. Raven went to the living room and put the flowers in a vase. They looked horrible, the rain had pretty much ruined them, but it didn't matter. She later went to the kitchen and made some tea. Before it was done Garfield entered in the kitchen, he was drying his hair with a towel, and kissed her again.
"Are they sleeping?" Garfield asked, referring to their children.
She nodded and said: "They went to bed about an hour ago."
"I feel sorry, I was about to tell them a great story before I left… for a walk." He said nervously with a smile.
"And that story wouldn't be the one in which we first kissed, would it?" She said with a grin on her face.
"Haha, they told you?"
"Not only that, they made ME tell the story."
"Did you?" He asked, he didn't imagine Raven telling that story to their children.
She shook her head: "No. I made up a story where we kissed after going bowling."
"Bowling?" He said surprised. "And they believed that you went bowling?"
She nodded proudly.
"So you basically lied to our children."
"Well, it wasn't ALL a lie." She said while she touched her necklace with a blue/purple color, it was like the one Garfield had given to Raven in the story. Garfield didn't understand what she meant though.
When the tea was ready, they went to the living room; they sat down on the couch and stared at the rain outside from the window. Cuddling up and thinking how lucky they both were.
Please tell me what you've thought of the overall story, not just this chapter. And if you've liked this story, I recommend you its sequel, Our First Argument. I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it.