Chapter 18: Life and Breath
"A beautiful person, a thin life."
- Japanese Proverb
Feferi's fingertips slipped softly across the slipshod, yet surprisingly svelte sheet she slept under. Bleary-eyed and disorientated regarding her current circumstances, she clasped the covering and awoke from yet another nightmare in which she was plaged by homicidal thoughts, a common symptom of the Plaque. Before she would be able to screech in confusion, the memories of the days before rushed back into consciousness. She was in a hospital bed – specifically, that of The "uu" Caliborn Clinic – and had been diagnosed with the infamous Green Plaque and shoulder cancer, both of which currently had no known cure. Upon regaining consciousness, her first sight was of her shy lover Tarvos, whom had stood by her bedside this entire time.
"Tarvos… )(ow long has it B - - E - - - EN?" she mustered as much as she could with what little energy she had at the moment. He pensively scratched a couple of wispy chin hairs as he tried to artriculate an acceptable answer. "uH, i THINK A WEEK, , , sO FAR dR. 'UU' cALIBORN SAYS THAT YOU HAVE, uH, lIVEST THE LONGEST OUT OF ANYONE WHOM HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED, , , bESIDES GAMZEE WHOM KOIBITO DEDUCED, eR, hAD BEEN CURED BY CALAMASIS'S SACRIFICE," he tearfully replied, elated that his matesprite endured for as long as she had but mortified of what was to come. "hOW ARE YOU FEELING?"
As the shreds of Fefeiri's recollection coalesced back together, she recalled the tests her doctor made her underwent to confirm and mitigate her condition. "W)(AL - -E, I guess I'm - - -E- - -ELING much B - - - E TT - - - ER now! S- - -EA? Glub glub... 38)" Though she undeniably was abask in a better state of mind, the Plaque's uncertainty still loomed above. Her weaker glubs were indicative of this ambiguous state of mind. "fAIRIE, yOUR GLUBS SEEM, uH, wEAKER AND INDICATIVE OF YOU BEING IN AN AMBIGUOUS STATE OF MIND," Tarvois rested his elbow on the rails that secured the young impress within he bed. "yOU CAN TELL ME ANYTHING, i AM THE pITA pAN TO YOU'RE, uH, wENDY, aND, aLWAYS REMBMER THAT, yOU ARE MY LITTLE FAIRIE,"
"Scrod… W)(ere do I even B- - - EFIN!" Ferifi raspily yodeled. "Koibito PROWFIS)(SIZ - - -ED that everyone w)(om DI - - ED of the GR - - -E - - EN PLAQU - - -E would DO t)(at. But s)(e never TOLD me that s)(e saw me in )(er vision, so MAYB - - -E I will be OKAY!" She then brushed her cheek and stared into the machines Dr. "uu" Caliburn had set to minotaur her vitals. "Do you t)(ink Koibito would LI - - -E and say t)(at I was not in the DR - - EAM w)(en I R- - -E - - -ELY was? I am not s)(ore!"
"i, uH, dON'T THINK kOIBITO WOULD LIE TO US, oN PURPSOSE," Tavros answered confidently. He shifted around in his seat for a moment and then smiled back up and his matespirit. "mAYBE SINCE YOUR, fEELING BETTER WE COULD ASK DR. 'UU' CALBORN IF WE CAN HAVE VISITORS BESIDES, uH, mE," the young boy-skylark blushed intenseley, thinking of how lonely Ferfi must be with only him around occasionally. Ferifi roused right away from her bed. "T)(AT'S - - - E A GR - - - - EAT ID - - - EA Tarvos!" she bleatled bigly. "L - - -ET M - - -E call him right OV - - - ER!" The fuschia-blooded troll revealed a remote that lied on her right, pressing a large red and grey buzzer emblazoned with a "U with a tilde" (AN: IDK what it's called SO yeah LOL… (*￣∀￣) ) repeatedly in a disastrous cacophony of shrill noises.
"YO. CHILL IT WITH ALL DAT NONSENSE. DAWG." the clinician balked as he rolled into the room on a skateboard while pushing a cart with an assorted collection of jellos ontop. "JuST ONE BOMBDIGIDY BuZZ. IS ALL I NEED. BuT WHAT'S THE FOuR-ONE-THREE. SISTA?" Fefeeri chuckled blushing tyrian as she took one of the jelly fueled plastic cups. "We were just WOND - - -ERING if we can get your - - -EXPERT APPROVAL to have MOR - - -E visitors over since I am feeling better!" she probed in a piercing pitch. Dr. "uu" Callborn hesitatedly grimaced in thought, hesitant on the appropriateness of having more people around Feferi since it could risk spreading The Green Plaque further. "WELL. IT WAS NO PROBLEMO WHEN GAMZEE. WENT AND BOuNCED FROM QuARANTINE. SINCE HE DID NOT SPREAD IT TO NEPERTA. OR DAVE AND JADE. SO THE THEORY THAT IT IS MOSTLY SPREAD BY TOuCH. IS BY MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE. 'CORRECTAMUNDO.'" With a spark of electrifying, enlightening confidence, he nodded. "IT AIN'T GONNA FLY WITH ME THOuGH. IF YOu HAVE MORE THAN TWO OTHER VISITORS AT ONCE. YOu DIG?"
(CHANGE POV TO KOIBITO)
It has been a challenge upon my endurance to observe in silence as the starcrosed lovers, Tarvos and Fairie, persisted through their penultimate days. Though my time with Toshii has been most pleasant, I cannot help but feel as though this period has shattered a hole within my psyche. Most of my time has been spent doing little else besides pen haikuu (Translator's note: Haiku (俳句, About this soundlisten (help·info)) is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan) and sip tea in pestilient quiet with my matesprit. "Ah, yes. Toshii-san, how dost thou enjoyst the tea today~?" I blithely asked while sampling the heated liquid on my delicate, refined palette. Toshii pursed his lips and proceeded to curve them in an upside-down crescent. "Are *yOOu* sure *yOOu* are *dOOing* the right thing?" he trembled. "I *dOO* *nOOt* *knOOw* what exactly I *wOOuld* *dOO* in *yOOur* *pOOsitiOOn*, but they're *yOOu're* friends. I think they deserve *tOO* *knOOw*." He let out a cooled sigh and corresponded my sip with his own.
A truly biting query on my lover's part. I suppose that the thought has blatantly plagued my ruminatations in such a way that it was inevitable for him to make some form of a statement. "My sightseeing powers a great responsibility, dattebayo. I know from my experience that it is bets to withhold the information I have ascertained until the necessary locality in temporal space~" I held back what little uncertainty I possessed as I appraised my rationale.
Tarvos and Fefrei have had little time for themselves as a couple. Even the day they reunited together, the efforts of Skrillex and his supporters had constantly inferred into their time together. Though their time together is at present terse, they warrant tranquility. Informing them of their imminent demise would only detract from their last moments on this plane.
"You're so good, Toshii. You're so good~" I praised him before I proceeded to pulverize his preconceptions. "But the reality is like we say in Japan and East Alternia-Beforus, not knowing is truly Buddha, dattebayo. Why Buddha? He hath reached eternal bliss because he hath realized that it was unnecessary for him to knoweth everything. As one whom was once nearly omniscient and possesses sightseeing powers, I am painfully faminilar with the sadness that comes hand on hand with immense knowledge and foresight. Rest assured, I know what is best for my own friends. They deserve happiness first and foremost, for that is the job that I was entrusted by Kami-sama's (Translator's Note: God's) one true path~" Toshii's eyes signalled hiss slight skepticism, but he conceded with capitulatory conduct.
Suddently, my intellectual cellular device began to reverberate vibratory motion. "It appears to be a Pestrechum message from Tarvos himself, nano desu yo~" I grasped the miniature computer and activated the application in order to perceive the message.
(CUE PESTERCHUM LOG)
adidosToredore (Tavros) began pestering overtOtaku (OO) (Koibito) at 4:13pm
AT: uH, kOIBITO, , , !
AT: i HAVE GOOD NEWS, tO TELL YOU, , , dR. "UU" cALIBORN, uH, tOLD US THAT WE CAN HAVE, eR, tWO VISITORS,
OO: That is most excellent to hear, young Page~ (๑•͈ᴗ•͈)
OO: I shall detect if Toshii desires to visit alongside myself, nano deus yo~
(A breif intermission of time)
OO: It appears that he is relinquient to attend, nano desu yo. I hold conviction that you are indifferent to this~
AT: uH, yEAH, i GUESS,
AT: aCTUALLY, kARKAT JUST SENT ME, uH, a MESSAGE SO MAYBE I WILL ASK HIM TO COME,
AT: sEE YOU, kOIBITO,
OO: At a future specificity, Tarvos~ (￣▽￣)ノ
AT has left the chat
OO has left the chat
(End pesterchum log)
"Come on Toshii, is it certesous that you decide to not placate the anxiety of dying friends~?" I posited, postulating the privities of his pondering. "I *canOOt* see my friends when I *knOOw* that *yOOu* *dOO* *nOOt* want *tOO* *infOOrm* them of what is *tOO* *cOOme*. *SOOry* but it is *hOOw* I feel," he mopped forlornly. "Then it is so~"
(END KOIBITO POV NOW IT IS RETURNING TO TRAVIS'S POV)
(Cue another pesterchum log!)
creationistGentleman (CG) (Karkrat) has began pestering adidasToredore (Tavros)
CG: TAVROS, DR. "UU" CALIBORN DOES NOT WISH FOR YOU TO HAVE VISITORS. THAT IS DISAPPOINTING BUT UNDERSTANDABLE GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE GREEN PLAQUE. THE GREEN PLAQUE IS A DEADLY DISEASE THAT WE DO NOT KNOW HOW IT IS SPREAD. IT IS TERRIFYING.
CG: DESPITE THIS, I NEED TO DISCUSS SOMETHING URGENT WITH YOU AND FEFRIE.
CG: IF IT IS POSSIBLE COULD YOU ASK HIM IF THERE IS A WAY I COULD VISIT?
AT: uH, wELL, kOIBITO IS ALREADY COMING SINCE BECAUSE THE DOC GAVE HER PERMISSION, bUT, uH, hE SAID WE CAN HAVE ANOTHRE GUEST,
AT: iS TEREZI OKAY WITH THAT , , , ?
CG: TEREZI AND I HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD CONFLICT WITH OUR RELATIONSHIP, AND EQUIUS JR. RUNNING AWAY HAS FURTHER COMPLICATED MATTERS. BUT WE HAVE SINCE MADE UP SINCE EQUIUS JR. IS STRONG ENOUGH TO TALE CARE OF HIMSELF. THIS IS LIKELY BECAUSE OF HIS BIOLOGICAL MOTHER BEING EQUIOS.
CG: DUE TO THIS PRIOR CONFLICT AND OUR FORETHCOMING RESOLUTION, I ASKED TERESI BEFORE INFORMING YOU OF MY INTENTIONS TO VISIT. SHE DOES NOT WANT TO COME BECAUSE SHE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE GREEN PLAQUE. BUT SHE WISHES THAT FEFERI FEELS BETTER.
AT: oKAY, tHATS', aLOT OF DETAIL, aND I GET IT, bUT THAT'S, uH, gOOD TO HEAR,
AT: aND, UNDERSTANDABLE ON TEREZI'S PART,
AT: sO WHAT, eR, eXACTLY ARE YOU PLANNING ON TELLING US, , , ?
CG: I WOULD PREFER TO SPEAK WITH BOTH OF YOU TO IN PERSON. THIS IS DUE TO THE SENSITIVITY OF THE MATTER I AM DISCUSSING. SPEAKING ABOUT IT IN PERSON WILL MAKE THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT EASIER TO MANAGE ON MY PART.
AT: wELL, aLRIGHT, i CAN ONLY HOPE IT'S NOT, aNYTHIGN BAD,
CG: I'LL MEET YOU AT THE CLINIC LATER TOADY. BYE.
CG has signed off
AT has left the chat
(End pesterchum log)
"uH, gOOD NEWS FEFERI," Tarvos expeditedly announced, "kOIBITO AND, uH, KARPAT, aRE VISITING, , , !" Fefrei chirped and raised her elbows to her chest excitingly. " - - - - -E - - - - -E - - - - - -E! I'm so )(APPY to )(AV- - - - -E COMPANYt!" The young impasse then relaxed her shoulders. "W)(ale do you want to LAMPR - - EYPARE anything for them? Our fronds should - - - - E - - - EL w)(alecome in this DUMPY hopsital room!" Tarvos curiously blinked absent mindedly, but then decided preparing was unnecessary since because they would be just happy to see the couple one ce again.
Koibito, punctual as ever, arrived first. "Konnichiwa, minna-san~" she bowed in a Japanese fashion. "How dost thou feel, Fefeiri-chan~?" she querented. "A little bit LIG)(T)(- - -EAD - - -ED to be frondest, and kind of S- - -EASICK, but OTH- - -ERWISE pretty GOOD- - -E! Was t)(ere anyt)(ing you wanted to DISCUS? (AN: This is NOT a misspelling BTW it's a FISH PUN you good for nothing IDIOT CRITICS!)" Koibito shook her head sympathetically and resigned a smile to her face. "No. I simply desire to be in your presence as your friend, nano desu yo~"
Shortly after, Kartak had stormed into the room with charge though it was not really for dramatic affect, he is just naturally loud by accident. "I AM NOW PRESENT. SORRY ABOUT THE DOOR, BY THE WAY. I AM JUST NATURALLY LOUD BY ACCIDENT," he grumpled. "ANYWAY, AS I HAD TOLD TAVROS I HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO INFORM THE TWO OF YOU." The crabby troll paused to properly enunciate his words in the most accurate formation. As his three onlookers suspended their minds in their tension, he became apprehensive but soon allocated his conceptual confession. "FEFERI. YOU MAY RECALL DURING THE ELECTION I HAD TOUCHED YOUR SHOULDER WHILE CALMING YOU DOWN. AND AS YOU MAY ALSO BE AWARE THE SIGN THAT THE JOINT BINATIONAL ALTERNIAN-BEFORAN GOVERNMENT HAS ASSIGNED ME IS CALLED CANCER. I HAVE A NATURAL CONNECTION TO CANCER."
"Karkrab w)(at are you SAYING- - -E?" Ferferi inquisitively interjected. "HEY! IT IS RUDE TO INTERRUPT PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR SPEECH. BUT ANWAY, THE TRUTH IS… WHEN I SAW YOU AND YOU DIDN'T LOOK SO GOOD, I GOT A BAD FEELING. AND THEN WHEN I FOUND OUT YOU REALLY WERE SICK, I REALIZED… I GAVE YOU SHOULDER CANCER, FEFERI. SORRY."
Everyone gasped. WHOM could have possibly seen this coming!? "uH, kOIBITO, dID YOU SEE THIS COMING, , , ?" the orangeblooded troll wondered outloud. "I did not, nano desu yo. I must reiterate that in my current state, my sightseeing powers are limited. While we are currently existing in an optimal timeline as per my calculations, there will always be sadness and strife along the way~ (AN: GOG I wish SOME people could understand this! Life is NOT fair and THAT is okay so STOP WHINING!)" the theandric Koibito wistfully absorbed the state of affairs.
"THE LEAST I CAN DO NOW FOR YOU GUYS IS HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR LAST REMAINING MOMENTS TOGETHER FROM THIS POINT FORWARD. I HAVE CONVERSED WITH THE GOOD DOCTOR AND REQUESTED HE PERMIT YOU TO LEAVE THE CLINIC TODAY. HE IS AMENABLE TO THIS, SO I PURCHASED TAVROS A NEW SET OF SCUBA GEARS. AS TAVROS IS A LANDDWELLER HE CANNOT GO UNDERWATER WITHOUT THIS. GOING UNDERWANTER IS IMPORTANT SINCE BECAUSE WITH MY EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH ROMANTIC COMEDIC MOVIES, I HAVE DEDUCED THAT REVISITING THE PLACE WHERE YOU FIRST MET IS AN IDEAL IDEA FOR A FINAL DATE. IT IS A TROPE REFERRED TO AS "THE BOOK-ENDS" OF A RELATIONSHIP," he rambled testily with concern for his friends' matespiriteship. He extended his arms to grant Tavros his new equipments.
Koibioto clasped her two palms together in agreement. "It is thusly decided, I believe~! I preposterise that Kartat hath conjured an excellent idea for an activity for the two of you, dattebayo~" The two lovers mutually lifted and descented their heads with glee. "It's B - - -E - - - -EN so long since I )(ave been UND - - -ER DA S - - - -EA ! ! ! (AN: It's a CALLBACK to the first chap name LOL, AND they are going back to where the first chap took place!)" Ferfife began nostalgically recollecting her home she had distanced herself from for the past 9 weeks.
A few hours later, Tavros donned his scuba gears and waded into the surface of the sea with Fefeaire. He was extra circumspect not to make physical contract with her shoulder since because he did not want to exacerbate or catch the sickness, so instead he just held his matespirits' hand. The way to Fefeferi's hive was rather barren and did not possess the diversified array of technicolor sealife that it once had, unlike the first time he went there for a date. It was quiet. Too quiet. Perhaps the universe and paradox space was reflecting back the misfortunate turn of events that had inundated the lives of Tarvos and his friends, as deeply as the ocean they were currently walking in. "wOW, i REMEMBER WHEN I WAS SWIMMING TO YOUR HIVE FOR OUR FIRST DATE, jUST LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY, iNSTEAD OF SEVENTHEEN WEEKS AGO," Tarvos breathed nostalgicalley. "eVEN THOUGH IT WAS, bY NO MEANS, tHE BEST WAY FOR US TO START OFF, hOW WE HANDHELD THE BUMPS AND ROUGH PATCHES AND GREW CLOSER TOGETHER AS A RESULT, jUST GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW STRONG OUR LOVE IS."
Feferi giggled shrilly and blushed in responds. "It was… OH Y - - -EA)(! R - - -EM - - -EMB - - -ER w)(en I invited you over to cull some CUDDL - - -EFIS)( wit)( me? T)(at was FU - - -EN! Or t)(at time w)(en we played ID - - -E and S - - -EA-K in the CORAL R - - -E - - -EFS? (AN; another FISH PUN X2 COMBO and NOT a MISSPELLING FYI if you were dumb enough that I even have to POINT IT OUT AGAIN!)"
"oH MAN, tHAT WAS FUN, i'M GLAD YOU WERE, uH, ABLE TO PROTECT ME FORM THAT ALMOST SHARK ATTACK, iT WAS GETTING KINDA DANGEROUS," Tavros waned. "LOOK!" Feferi blared, "W)( - - -ER - - -E AR - - -E )( - - -ER - - -E!" she pointed to her upcoming hive in the distance up ahead. Tarvors let out a waifish giggle as he slided forward. "cOME ON," he beckoned. "yOU DON'T WANT TO GET OUTRUN, uH, bY A PARAPELEGIAC DO YOU," he teased with a slight sense of self-deprecation over his condition his ex moraile SKRILLEX had unfortunately bestowed upon him. Feferi smirked and floated in the aqueous fluid on her stomach, propelling herself by chopping the water through the utilization of her lower limbs. ")( - - E - - -E )( - - - E - -E, there's NO way you can outrun my swimming even with your new legs, GLUB! 38D"
Though the seafloor was startlingly stark, Fefeiri's hive was still flourishing with cute cuddlefish that she culled. Tarvos lifted an orange scaled mollusk and gently stroked its head, spewing bubbles everywhere as he and the creature played together in pure ecstasy. The witch swimmed to her living room and summoned her lover to follow. Though Tavrps was enjoying himself and the kawaii creatures that lived about his matesprite's hive, he could not help but suddently feel her liveliness languidly abrade. "Tavros, come sit with me," she spoke, in a jarringly calm manner. He compiled and inched his hand on her thigh, giving her a warm but perplexed look. Her porphyrys orbs were encrusted with the frame of her glistening, rose gold-laced goggles — an opulence that concealed her destitute depression. "W)(at do we do now?" she pondered.
Tavros was taken aback by Feferi speaking in a relaxed method rather than her usual melodious screech, deterring him from properly answering her query. "jUST STAY WITH ME FOR A WHILE, oK? yOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING, , , jUST HOLD MY HAND, rELAX, aND ENJOY THE MOMENT TOGETHER," Tarvos smiled while embracing his matespirite.
And in silence, the two trolls sat together.
Together, for what would seem an eternity. But, a blissful eternity that neither wished to know the end of.
(TIMESKIP TO THE NEXT DAY)
Tarvos scooched closer to his matespirte Feferi's hospice bedside on his plastic chair, which squealed as it slid across the ground with a sound reminiscent of her feminine tones. He was accompanied solely by his moirale Koibito on today's visit. "I sense that the day has come, nano desu yo~" Koibito eloquently regarded. "uH, k-kOIBITO, wHAT ARE YOU SAYING, , , ? ? ?" Tavros stuttered. The star shut her eyes and witnessed the potential outcomes in her mind's eye. She decided it was time to finally bestow her friends with the gift of veracity of her premonitions.
"Tavors… I am afraid that you both possess the Green Plaque. I did not wish to inform you of this while you and Fairie reconnected, for it would tarnish what was to be a jubilant rekindling to fears of fading away too soon. I hope that thou'rt able to forgive me for my silence, nano desu yo~" she admitted.
The timid orangeblood nodded softly. "aH, i SEE HOW IT IS, i GUESS SUCH IS FATE, , , tHOUGH THIS WAS ALSO PRETTY, uH, UNEXPECTED, , , sOON MY TIME WILL COME AND I WILL BE LEAVING THIS WORLD WITH MY ONE AND ONLY TRUE LOVE," His faint smile was grim and resigned, but its morseness was still accepting of its inevitable end. And, ultimately, content with the life he had breathed (AN: IT'S A CALL BACK TO THE CHAP NAME AND HIS HERO TITLE!) already to the fullest. "fAIRIE," he uttered as he cupped his matesprite's face in his palms. "i LOVE YOU,"
She was too weak to respond with little else besides a fanged grin that soon became lips puckered like an open purse. "Tarvos… L - - ET'S )(ave one last, final kiss… to say GOODBY - - -E…" Though she did not screech this, evidently the intubation of her vocal cords was transparent so that she would have if she were able to. Tavros leaned in, and the two met their lips as they combined into one. The kiss was weak, not heartless, but rather, soft. The warmth of Fieferi's lips slowly slid off of Tarvos's, and he could feel the cold breath of death creeping in as they separated. He was left speechless, his mouth still slightly agape from both the kiss and the shock.
Koibito could do nothing but pat her hand on his shoulder, placating it like a fearful child experiencing pain for the first time. "Gomenasai~" she bespoke. "Truly, I am sorry~" The only thing Tavos could hear was the clacking of his moiral's geta (Translators note: Geta (下駄) are a form of traditional Japanese footwear resembling flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with a flat wooden base elevated with up to three (though commonly two) "teeth", held on the foot with a fabric thong, which keeps the foot above the ground) as she paced herself to the otherside of the room. "I suppose I shall inform Doctor 'uu' Caliborn-sensei of this occurrence, nano desu yo~"
(TIMESKIP TO THE NEXT DAY AGAIN)
Koibito leaving the room was the last thing Tarvos could recall before he found himself bedridden as his late matesprite just was. After slowly reacquainting himself with his surroundings, he noticed Koibito watching him just as he had watched Fefiri. "uH, sO, iT'S NOW MY TIME TO GO, iSN'T IT?" he quested. "i, kNOW YOUR SIGHTSEEING POWERS ARE WANING, bUT DID YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS HOW THINGS WOULD, uH, tURN OUT WHEN WE FIRST MET?"
Her blunt black bangs bobbed in the breeze of the breath conditioned currents as she tilted her head downwards, recalling days when the trajectory Kami-sama and Skaia had assigned her seemed much less complex. "Yes, Tarvos. I knew from the very beginning that this tale would end in a tragic death, for that is why I have always referred to you two as starcrosed lovers. Alas, such a tragic fate was inevitable, but each decision I made was to alleviate the pain as much as I could until this very day, nano desu yo~" she sighed. "On that fateful day I found you on Pesterchum, I had seen the twisting throes of your adventures and knew it was entwined with my destiny to nurture your love. I cannot recall what would occur if I had not intervened, but I promise you that both the world and your love are all the better for it. Without the harrowing pang of pain and sadness, we would not be able to know the burning furnace of love or tender caress of happiness~"
"wOW, wHEN YOU PUT IT LIKE THAT, tHAT IS EXTREMELEY PROFOUND," Tavros marveled. He then covered himself further with his blanket and bit his upper lip. "bUT, i'M STILL SCARED OF WHAT'S TO COME," he teared, clutching Koibito's hand. She did not know how to respond, for of the afterlife she only knew of Heaven, Hell, dream bubbles, and the one God above, and simply tightened her grip. "It is only normal to feel fear of the unknown. But I promise you that Fierfi is in a better place, and so too will you~"
Koibito carefully studied the machines besides Travis. Her eyes trailed along with his heartrate monitor which was steadily, albeit slowly pulsating its ebb and flow.
Beep. A pulse, as normal.
Beep. Even slower…
Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep... … … .. … … the final wave slows and flattens to a standstill.
"Farewell, Tarvos. Farewell, Fairie. Goodbye, my dear friends. As you breathed your final breath, I shall fondly regard the friendship we shared in our life. Arigatou gozaimasu for everything~"
(AN: Well that was the end of my fic! Wow! I am so proud of my achievement. I hope you, my loyal fans, have enjoyed being along for the ride, with all the twists and turns, the happy moments, the sad moments, EVERYTHING! … And also THANK YOU for your CONSTRUCTIVE criticisms along the way since because it helped to improve my writing style and spelling and grammar and I am now a much better writer and learned a lot about fic writing. I worked REALLY hard on this and all the work I put into it, no matter how much bitter and jealous hatred I got, was WORTH IT in the end! Again, like Koibito said to her dear friends, arigatou gozaimasu for everything, and HOPEFULLY I will write a new fic SOON! °˖✧◝(⁰ ▿ ⁰)◜✧˖° Stay tuned and if not I hope to see you again on the internet some day again… (✿^ ꒳ ^)ﾉ )