(A/N): Well, there isn't really much I think I need to immediately comment on. BUT... I think I might pull a reverse-blind poll. As in you don't know what the answers are, you just pick one and see who else voted for each one of them. The best part is the Celebrity Endorsements!
OPTION #1, endorsed by Hayao Miyazaki, has to do with *** ** *** *******.
OPTION #2, endorsed by Henry Selick, has to do with *** **** ***** ** *****.
NOTE: No matter how much I would LOVE to say that I actually talked to these people and tricked them into supporting the two alternate endings of this humble fanfic, I have to lie. I did. XD
So, pick and choose! This will be decided by how many people vote for each thing. So, pretty much, pick your favorite person, and vote for them. We'll see who gets more VOTES OF AWESOMENESS.
Okay. The end, for now. I think. Of course, 'THINK' is a strong word. Especially when it comes to me.
CHAPTER TWO: WARMTH
Kaonashi knew what the creatures were. He had seen them, once, long ago. They were creatures, desperate to be filled, always hungering, but never being satisfied. They were the Empty Ones, the shadows that had lost their way in the dark to become lost and become nothing at all.
They were the dead.
What they needed was some warmth, some caring, and some way back to where they were supposed to go.
Kaonashi watched the eyes shift outside the window, waiting for an answer from him.
Zeniba, unfortunately, did not allow him to let guests in. Just as it guided them here, the enchanted lantern let the guests in when Zeniba was gone, few though they were. And, unfortunately for the poor creatures, the lantern wasn't going to let them in.
So Kaonashi decided to go out to meet them.
Even though he knew he wouldn't be able to get back inside - he had to be allowed in before he could go in - he decided to go out and comfort the shadowy forms outside the cottage.
When he stepped outside the door, he felt it magically seal behind him. And when he was outside, he walked up to the shadows and tried to find a good way to say hello.
(A/N): So. Anyway, I've written the last sentence of this. And I have in my head the last chapter. There will be no epilogue for this, I can say that. But, from what I can tell, it will be a very long time before I am done with this.
Sorry I've updated so late and left you with so little to read. The later chapters will be longer, but for now it's hard writing this stuff... I'm ridiculing myself that 'the whole thing is stupid and that even my idea for the OTHER Spirited Away/Coraline crossover (which never saw the light of day for a reason... I had NO idea how I was going to make it work) would be better than this thing'.
Vote on the poll if you want to. But it's just for awesomeness points and kudos now, because I already have selected my ending. XP