I do not own Tarzan or The Legend of Tarzan in any way!

AN: I'm actually not as sad as I thought I would have been at the thought of ending a story like I usually am! Enjoy the final chapter, people!

~Never Gone~

X~Two Worlds, One Family~X

"You got it," the ape confirmed, "So what now? You guys know what's going on with each other and you're not sayin' a word."

"What can we say?" Alice asked. "It isn't like we can do anything to change the past. Who are you anyway?"

"Name's Terk," the black-grey ape said, "and honorary older sister of the big guy over there." She gestured to Tarzan.

"cough—Self proclaimed–cough," the professor coughed, but Terk just ignored the short man.

"You can't," Kala agreed, "But we can work towards a better future."

"What are you trying to say?" John asked, watching h his son, Jane, her father and the two apes speak in a huddle.

"Do you want to stay with us?" Kala finally asked.

"What?" "Why?" John and Alice asked at the same time, surprised. They were sure that their son resented them for leaving him like that all those years ago and yet here he was offering them a home with them.

"First," the man-ape began, "even if you didn't raise me, you are still my parents. The second reason is that I have my family and troop to look after to look after and I'd like it if both my families try to live alongside each other."

"Are you sure about this?" Alice asked apprehensively, though she couldn't keep the hoping undertone from her voice.

"Positive," Jane confirmed.

"And besides," Tarzan added, "It'll be a great chance for the both of you to get along with my mother and the other apes."

"And I can tell you about Tarzan when he was little," Kala said in a sing-song voice as her son blushed, causing everyone in the room to laugh.

"Everything turned out better than we ever expected," Alice laughed to herself as she watched Tarzan and his 'older sister' wrestle until the man-ape once-again caught the other ape in a headlock.

"It did, didn't it?" Jane commented. "But then again, no one can foretell the future, so what can happen is just an endless amount of possibilities."

"It is," Kala agreed.


The quintet jumped as they heard the explosion.

"Not again," jane groaned as she and the rest of the group made their way to where Professor Archimedes Q Porter had, once again, blown up something in another attempt at an experiment.

"Daddy!" Jane called. "Are the three of you all right?"

"We'll be fine, nothing to worry about, my dear," John coughed, soot covering his face like the Professor and Tantor's.

"What was it this time?" Alice asked, her fisted hands on her hips.

"I think we let it simmer too long," Tantor wheezed, coughing out some soot.

"Too right, you did," Jane muttered as she handed out cloths and towels to the trio.

"How long do you think they'll be going on for this time?" Terk whispered.

Jane scowled at the ape before directing the look at the trio covered in soot. "Who knows?"

"At least nothing's changed with that!" Tarzan laughed and as contagious as it was, everyone broke out in laughter.

'This is how it should always be,' Kala thought as she laughed along with the rest, 'Together we live in peace.'

Put your faith in what you most believe in
Two Worlds, One family
Trust your heart
Let fate decide
How to guide these live we see
Phil Collins, Tarzan, 1999

A bientôt,