Hey guys! Here's the epilogue. I'm gunna answer some questions I got about the story at the end as well.
Carlson's coffee sprayed across the table when Brainy poked one of the ticklish spots on her side. She, in turn, glared at him and punched him in the stomach, only growing more annoyed when he didn't stop laughing. Instead he took her face in his hands and kissed her firmly on the mouth. They're relationship had definitely been an interesting one. It had been three months after Bruce died when she finally agreed to go out with him. For a few months, they'd been Sid and Nancy…with him being Nancy. He didn't mind though. In a way, Brainy always knew he was a bit of a Nancy. Once she started going to therapy again, though, she eventually began to mellow down. First, she stopped blowing up at him for everything, then she reduced her violent outbursts by tenfold. Before he knew it, they were in a stable, somewhat healthy relationship. Then, before he knew it again, they were living together.
True, their relationship escalated quickly, but Brainy didn't mind.
"I hate you." Carlson stated boldly.
Brainy smiled. "I hate you too." He gave her another quick kiss, and she returned this one, and then hooked an arm around her neck and started dragging her away from her breakfast. "Come on, we've got to get going to…the place."
Carlson rolled her eyes, but there was a faint smile on her lips. "Couldn't you just say 'the sewer'?"
"No." He kissed her brow and she laughed.
"If this all just ends up being a prank I'm gunna be pissed." Gerald muttered as he and Phoebe began the decent to the sewers. He and Arnold had tried calling it 'the lair', but they could never quite get through the words without laughing.
Phoebe smiled at her husband and shook her head. "I know, Gerald."
"Babe, we postponed our honeymoon for this." Gerald continued. "If it's for real, I'll be pleased as punch to see Helga and Eden again, but if it's not then I'm gunna crack some skulls."
"Hey Gerald. Hey Phoebe." The newlyweds looked over and saw Keith. "I'm surprised you two aren't on your honeymoon."
"Yeah, well we decided to delay it a day to see if the things that happened at the reception were legit or not." Gerald sighed.
"He hasn't stopped griping about it all day." Phoebe chuckled.
"Well if the Lloyds weren't paying we'd be halfway to Cancun by now." Gerald mumbled.
Phoebe only smiled and lightly kissed her husband's cheek.
"Can't read my can't read my, no he can't read my poker face." Eden sang in a mocking falsetto voice as she looked at her cards, considering if she was going to bet or fold.
Helga smirked and rolled her eyes. After having lived with Eden since the incident in the graveyard, she had become accustom to her random singing outburst and her occasional whim to bring animals into their quarters. Helga wasn't much better though. A massive glaring of cats had made their stoop their home. "Bet or fold, bitch, we don't have all day."
"I'm in!" Eden stated enthusiastically.
Arnold glanced at Eden and had to smirk. He had to admit, even if it was just to himself, it was almost strange not seeing her with her green skin anymore. The bright scarlet of her hair remained though. "I fold." He placed his worthless hand on the table. A high card of four wasn't going to do him any good.
Helga frowned and considered her hand before stating that she was still in.
Eden won the round and laughed manically, which then led to her laughing at the sound coming out of her mouth.
A loud scream caught them all off guard and soon Helga and Eden had joined in. Helga and Carlson hugged, but Carlson took a step back when Eden closed in for an embrace. "Red, are you crazy?" Carlson said, shocked.
"Nice to see you too, cunt." Eden said jokingly, sticking out her tongue.
"Place nice two." Brainy chuckled as he slid an arm around Carlson's waist.
"It's not like she knows." Helga piped in.
Eden frowned. "Good point." She took a step back and focused hard, on what no one was really sure of, but once she broke her focus, her skin had before that familiar shade of pale green again. "Unless I look like this I'm….not…poisonous."
"You're not?" Carlson sounded shocked.
Eden smiled and shook her head. "Nope." With a shake of her head, the pale green faded away back into a creamy white.
There was another scream and Eden, Helga, and Carlson all added their voices to it as they rushed over to hug Phoebe. Well…most of them at least. Eden pounced on Keith and put her lips over his before he even got a look at her.
When she pulled away, she was beaming down at him and he was staring at her, dumbfounded.
"Hi." She said, breaking the silence.
Keith blinked at her a few times. "Hi." he thought for a few seconds before he realized… "You just killed me."
Eden laughed and shook her head, "No I didn't."
"Yes you did. You kissed me, so you killed me."
Eden shrugged. "Well I guess we'll just have to wait here until you've died."
She drummed her fingers on his chest and waited. After nearly a minute he finally blinked up at her. "You kissed me."
"Is that a problem?" Little did he know, Eden and Helga had both kept a very close watch on their friends, particularly Keith and Arnold. They knew that they had dated, but they also knew that they'd never formed a serious relationship with any of their dates.
"Well…no….but you killed me."
"Did I, Keith? Did I really?" Her tone was challenging.
He scrutinized her before it finally seemed to hit him. "You're not green anymore!"
"Well I can be green, like I can be poisonous, but like this I'm-" His mouth got in the way and she didn't get to finish her sentence.
He pulled her into him and held onto her tightly, as if he die if he let her go. "I'm sorry. I'm so so sorry for what I said. It was wrong of me to-" She put a hand over his mouth.
"It's alright. Don't even think about it."
"Never thought I'd be happy to see you again, Pataki." Gerald teased as he gently pushed her off of his wife.
"Right back at ya, tall hair boy." She snickered.
A jingle started to play and everyone turned to look at Brainy, everyone but Eden and Helga knowing full well what it meant. "What is it now?" Arnold sighed.
Brainy glanced at the device on his wrist and sighed. "The police commissioner. They'd like back up busting up a drug run tonight."
"Nuh uh! We're going to Cancun!" Gerald insisted loudly.
"We can still go." Carlson piped in.
Helga smirked and leaned against Arnold, who gifted her with a devilish smile. "And so it begins."
Is there going to be a sequel?: Maybe someday. Right now I have a lot of fanfics I still need to finish AND I want to write my TJM fic before I even considering doing a sequel. In short, it could happen, but not for a while.
What happened to Brainy?: Brainy is selling his weapons to the government, save for his favorites like the memory manipulator thing and a lot of his really BIG weapons. Those he saves for his girlfriend, Carlson.
How many lives does Helga have left?: She has 6 lives left.
Welp, those are really the only frequently asked questions I've gotten. Thanks to everyone for supporting the fic and reading and reviewing and I hope that the epilouge didn't disappoint. This is the end now. Please review and I see ya'll later!