Epilogue - in Brooke's Point of View
Florescent hues of sweeping oranges and pinks burned across the sky around us. The sun peeked over the skyline slowly receding below the world to make way for the night. I breathed in the summer air and closed my eyes, savoring the moment and etching it into my memory.
My hand flinched at first when I felt another set of fingers weaving themselves through mine. I looked up to Castiel, every ounce of love in my heart projected through my gaze. I smiled and squeezed his hand, resting my head on his shoulder. As I felt him lean down and kiss the top of my head my eyes fell on the idle dogs at our feet.
Demon sprawled his body across the grass. His eyelids twitched as he dreamed. Curled up beside him was my birthday present, Angel, an eight week old Belgian Shepherd puppy. I outstretched my arm and stroked the soft baby fur of my very first dog. She drew a sweet sigh in her sleep.
"Do you like her?" Castiel asked me, his deep, tender voice still sending shivers down my neck. I turned to him and smirked, glancing at the sleepy puppy out of the sides of my eyes.
"What do you think? I love her, baby."
"Damn, I was kind of hoping you wouldn't. Once I picked her up from the breeder I wanted to keep her all to myself." He smirked. His sarcasm still drove me absolutely crazy. I rolled my eyes and gazed up at him.
"She's ours." I laughed, running my hand through my long hair as it blustered in the summer breeze.
"Happy birthday, little girl." Castiel whispered in my ear, planting a soft kiss on my cheek.
I couldn't remember a time where I was happier and more alive. Castiel and I were all at once senselessly in love with each other. He seemed to just cast a spell over me. It was unbelievable to think that before I couldn't see or feel the love that Castiel had for me because now I felt it wherever I was, every second of the day.
I couldn't imagine a world without him in it. He was my best friend; we understood each other better than anyone else.
The summer was ours and we took it and owned it together. We spent it under the sun learning each detail and inch of each other, falling more helplessly in love with every sunset we watched together.
I was no longer angry with my parents for deciding to follow the kiwi birds to New Zealand. I felt more at home here in Amoris than I ever had anywhere else. I had found myself here. I had discovered myself within the hallways of Sweet Amoris High School, the winding back roads behind the wheel of my yellow Jeep, Leigh's clothes shop, the courtyard and the music room, and the staircase in the far end of the school. Mostly, I had found pieces of myself in Castiel's arms. This is where I belonged and I couldn't help but to think that everything had happened for a reason.
After all of this time things finally fell into place. Castiel and I still had a lot of growing up to do and a long future ahead of us but as long as we were together, I knew it could only get better.
Firstly, I want to thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for all of your incredible reviews that made me smile every single day. You have no idea how much it means to me to have so many people enjoying what I love to do. I am blown away by how many people liked this story so much and it really upsets me that it's over.
With that being said, it's only inevitable that I keep writing more My Candy Love stories after this one. I currently have two ideas that I have been playing with for a few weeks and I want to know what you guys want to see next.
-Lysander/OC: This story has the potential to be a "spin-off" from What You Do to Me. I'll do a spin-off if you would like to see Brooke and the gang again, but I can also make it a standalone. It's up to you!
Nathaniel/OC: This story wouldn't be a spin-off but I have a lot of great ideas and I know that there aren't many Nathaniel fics out there so for all of you Nathaniel fans, let me know if you want to see this one next!
Both stories will eventually make their way here but as many of you understand I only have time to dedicate myself to one story at a time. I want to know what you think and what you want to see next, so please don't hesitate to share your opinions!
Finally, this next week I'll be moving cross country from one end of America to another so I may not be able to get the next story out for at least another week. I am already chomping at the bit wanting to write, but rest assured that when I get back, it's ON!
And again, I seriously cannot possibly thank you guys enough for the overwhelming response I've received with this story. It's sad having to end it and I can only hope that it was the ending you have all waited so patiently for. I love you ALL and am already looking forward to writing more fanfiction for you all to enjoy.
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