So, here we are at the end of The Seven Deadly Sins! To celebrate, I present to you, the epilogue! Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Already been disclaimed.
Rachel Roth groaned and sat up, looking around quickly. She recognised her surroundings; she was in the Titans Tower Medical Wing. She glanced out the window, and saw that it was dark outside. And standing at the window—
"Oh, you're awake," said Garfield Logan, still in his superhero uniform, looking over her shoulder at her. He walked over to her and sat down on her bed next to him.
"So, how you feeling?" he asked.
Rachel yawned, stretching her arms. "Better," she said. "So why am I here, anyway?"
"You collapsed after we came back through the portal, remember?" said Garfield.
"Oh, yeah," said Rachel. "I didn't think I had been hurt that bad."
"You weren't," he said. "You collapsed out of sheer exhaustion. Nearly gave me a heart attack."
"Sorry," said Rachel.
"Don't be," said Garfield. "We were all struggling to stay awake back there."
Rachel nodded. "How long have I been out for?"
Garfield shrugged. "'Bout six hours, maybe?"
"Oh," said Rachel.
"Yeah," said Garfield. "I've been here the whole time, watching over you." Garfield looked away, trying to hide his blush.
"That was... sweet of you," said Rachel, feeling her cheeks heat up. The two of them sat in companionable silence for a while. Rachel didn't realise it, but her hand was slowly inching towards Garfield's, and she only noticed it when she felt his hand brush against hers. She looked down at their hands, and the contrast between his lively bright green skin and her own pale skin.
"So, what happened back there with Trigon?" asked Garfield. "Is he... dead?"
Rachel shook her head. "He can't be killed; it's impossible. But I've weakened him. I don't think he'll be able to recover for a long time."
"How long?" asked Garfield.
"It will probably be several decades, maybe even several centuries, before he can recover from that," said Rachel.
"Okay," said Garfield. "Nothing to worry about, then."
Rachel smiled slightly, and the two lapsed back into silence.
"Um... Rachel," said Garfield awkwardly. "There's something I want to say... well, I've wanted to say for a while, well, since you got back from Azarath a few months ago, at least, but, I've never really, um, f-felt confident enough to, um, say it to you... oh my god, this is embarrassing..."
"Garfield, it's okay," she said. "I-I think... I think I want to say the same thing."
Garfield turned to look at her, gazing into her beautiful purple eyes. "A-are you, um... Are you sure, Rachel?"
She nodded. "Pretty sure." She then wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him in and planting her lips on his. Garfield went stiff in shock, before he relaxed into the kiss, tilting her head slightly and resting his hand on the base of her neck. They pulled apart, and she rested her forehead on his.
"I love you," they whispered in unison.
"Oh, before I forget," said Garfield, reaching into his belt.
"I think this belongs to you," he said, handing her the penny he had first given to her five years ago, the same penny that had so recently helped her shake off her father's influence. "I thought you might want it back."
"Thank you," she said, taking the penny from him.
A grin started to form on Garfield's lips. "Now, where were we?"
Raven laughed softly, and pulled her boyfriend in for a second kiss.
A prediction. The reviews are going to be filled with lots of awwww's and/or fanboy/fangirl squeals. *Braces for impact* ;D
Now, rest assured, readers. There are more stories brewing in this head of mine. In fact, I have a few plot bunnies that have been trying to escape for a while. I'm sure you'll see those stories coming soon. Right now, though, I'm getting ready to go back to school. I've got my final exams coming up, and I need to study. :(
Bye for now, and I hope to see you again in the near future.