Meta Knight: At last, after journeying from planet to planet, gathering power from them in the name of my quest, I am ready to summon Nova.
*Meta Knight releases the seven multicolored stars he found, and Nova forms in front of him.*
*Nova opens its eyes and looks at Meta Knight.*
Nova: I WILL GRANT YOU ONE WISH...
Meta Knight: My one wish is to become stronger, so I wish to fight the greatest warrior in the galaxy!
Nova: OK. YOU WILL NOW FIGHT A WARRIOR WHO WAS SEALED AWAY FOR FEAR HIS POWER WAS TOO GREAT. I WILL NOW SUMMON THIS GREAT WARRIOR ONCE MORE…
*Nova closes its eyes.*
*Nova emits a blinding flash of light and vanishes.*
From the light emerged a small black hole containing a white armor-clad figure. Something about him seemed very familiar to Meta Knight, as if he'd seen him somewhere before-and quite recently, too.
*Galacta Knight flies off.*
Meta Knight: *thinking* It must have been my imagination.
*Meta Knight unsheathes his sword and flies off after Galacta Knight.*
Surprise! Part 30 wasn't the real ending after all!
(okay, this secret ending is a LOT less of a surprise than on DeviantART due to the chapter select menu, but whatever)
Like I said after the aforementioned Part 30, it's amazing how this ended up twice as long as I planned (and that's not including the prologue and epilogue!). Despite the extra fifteen parts that came about while I wrote, this was always the intended ending, and it came out exactly as I imagined it would.
While this isn't the first fanfic I've written, this is the first fanfic I've ever uploaded to the internet (as well as the longest fanfic I've ever written), and I'm proud and honored so many people loved it (even if many of them are lurkers and didn't review/favorite. That's okay; I lurk a lot, too!)
And yes, this is the real ending. For real. Really.