A/N: Oops, did I say that the story was over? Well...I lied. *laughs evily* This is the final chapter of Buried Secrets, and once again I'd like to thank everyone for reading it!


Epilogue

She flailed around on the bed, her arms and legs all over the place and flinging the covers off her body in the middle of the night. Awoken by her screams, he got up from the couch to his room to comfort her.

Grabbing the thrashing and screaming girl by her shoulders, he whispered, "Maka... Hey Maka." He shook her gently. "Wake up!" Her emerald eyes shot open in shock and met his gentle calming gaze.

"Soul..." she gasped as her arms and legs relaxed. "I had a really bad nightmare, it was horrible."

"Again?" He asked sleepily.

"Y-yeah," she said, shakily rising up. "But it's okay. I'm better now."

"That's good."

"Um... You can get off me now." Soul hadn't noticed that he was now hovering closely over Maka's face, still clenching her shoulders while their eyes locked.

"Yeah sorry..." He drew back quickly and put his hand behind his head. "I guess I'll go back to sleep now."

"Wait!" Maka reached out and grabbed his arm before he could leave. "I... Can you just stay for a second? Please?"

"Sure... Whatever... But we have to go to school tomorrow, so I'll only stay for a little bit," he said, plopping down on the bed next to Maka and yawning. "Come here." He held out his arms toward her.

"Thanks," she said, letting him wrap his arms around her waist. Soul leaned back against the head board with her and rested his head on her shoulders, knowing that he would always protect her and be there for her. Maka also reclined on his body and placed her hands on his arms, feeling his warmth fully relax her body, knowing that she was completely safe in his grasp. "Do you want to start this time?"

"I don't know about that, my singing sucks," he smirked.

"So does mine."

"How 'bout we start together then?"

"Okay," she said and cuddled him closer. Together, they began:

"Don't worry, don't fret,

I'll tell you a story and you won't regret,

All demons and ghost hide in the dark,

But they won't go near unless you hold me close to your heart..."

His upper lip curved into a smile from the soothing melody, and his eyes began to close slowly. "Goodnight, Maka."

"Goodnight..." her voice trailed off into sleep.

Tonight, there would be no more nightmares or evil thoughs that would disturb her in her sleep.

The End