"Our city is the greatest city ever," said Beast Boy with a smile as we walked down the streets.

Cyborg shrugged. "Paris was pretty great, don't you think?"

"Paris," I said, not sure if he was alluding to my scene with Beast Boy.

Cyborg placed his hands over my shoulder and Beast Boy's and pushed us a little closer. "Once we made those Brotherhood of Evil guys freeze-sickles…"

"I have to agree with Beast Boy," said Robin. "It sure is good to finally be back home."

Starfire flew into the air. "I, too, have missed our glorious city. I cannot wait to rent the videos and feast on the worms of sour gumminess." She gasped when she saw what we saw. "The worms are gone!"

She was right. The video store was boarded up and emphasized with a "closed" sign. Water flooded Starfire's eyes.

Beast Boy touched her arm and smiled at her. "Don't worry, Star. Marnian's Candy Store is just around the corner!" He led us all away from the video store. "It's got the best peanut butter squares in town!" His scream made me round the corner even faster. "My peanut butter squares are gone," he cried as he pointed at the demolished site.

"The whole block is gone," Cyborg noted. "They're buildin' a new office complex."

"Things sure have changed," Robin said. "Guess we've been away longer than we thought."

I frowned. Perhaps the city doesn't realize the effect its actions have taken. "Where am I gonna buy my books?"

"I don't remember any bookstore," said Beast Boy, confused.

I do. My favorite stories came from there. I used to go down there, sit in their café, read, and listen to Goth Boy perform in the poetry slams. But Beast Boy would never know that. "That's because you never bought a book," I reminded him.

"And the auto parts shop that was next to the bookstore is gone, too," said Cyborg, sadly.

Beast Boy still seemed confused. "I remember there used to be a toy shop. Or was it a barber shop? I distinctly remember it was some kind of…shop."

"That narrows it down," I said.

Starfire flew up to a pile of bricks that was still standing. "And I remember AJ's Music Shop was over there."

The wall blinked. I blinked to make sure I hadn't been seeing things, but it was there. The bricks morphed into a tall, white figure behind Starfire.

"I don't remember that being there," said Cyborg as Starfire ducked underneath its fist.

"Titans, go," cried Robin. He lunged forward and aimed his foot at the monster's face. It grabbed him and flung him into me. He helped me to my feet before he charged at the monster again.

A green raptor flew past me suddenly and landed in the streetlight. I looked back to make sure Beast Boy was okay before I flew toward the monster again. It picked up a car and threw it at me. I barely managed to duck underneath it before it could hit me.

The monster climbed up to the top of the construction site and jumped down onto Starfire, burying her in the cement. Cyborg charged forward and landed four successful punches in the monster's face, knocking it off of Starfire.

The monster staggered backward and grabbed one of the steel pipes. Its body extracted the color and texture of the pipe. What kind of creature was this? It swung the pipe, knocking Cyborg into the top of the building behind him.

A green elephant slammed into the monster, pushing it into a section of newly laid cement. The monster's body changed color and texture again. It stood up and grabbed Beast Boy, splashing him with wet cement. Beast Boy morphed into a pterodactyl and tried to fly away, but the cement dried over him, fusing him to the monster.

I used my powers to create a wall of dark energy, breaking the monster's hold on Beast Boy, and flung the monster into the air. The monster landed on a fire hydrant, spilling water everywhere. It looked around at all of us and changed its body into water. Before any of us could do anything, it slipped into the closest pothole.

Starfire lifted the lid—and a chunk of the street—off the ground and tossed it aside so that we could entire. I hovered over the dirty water, hoping that I would be able to keep from getting any of it on my clothes.

"Why does it always have to be the sewer," Cyborg groaned as he splashed down beside me and broke into a full run.

"Welcome home," I told him, to which I earned a well-deserved grumble from him. Beast Boy didn't laugh at my joke. I looked back and realized that Beast Boy hadn't laughed not because my joke wasn't really that funny, but he wasn't there to laugh at it. He wasn't up in the front with Starfire and Robin, and he wasn't back here with me and Cyborg. Beast Boy simply wasn't in the tunnels.

"Where's Beast Boy," I asked no one in particular as I stopped, allowing the team to disappear into the darkness. I stopped and listened, hoping that Beast Boy was simply behind—far behind—us.

He wasn't.

I didn't have time to stop and think about why Beast Boy wasn't with us. I heard my teammates cry out in pain, and I raced through the tunnels to help them. Cyborg's built-in flashlight was on, illuminating the scene. He, Robin, and Starfire were all on the ground, and in the distance a section of water was fervently flowing away. I knew without a doubt that this was the creature we'd been chasing.

I started to follow it, but heard a noise behind me. As I turned around, I was aware of Robin running toward me, throwing himself at me with his arms extended. What I had thought was the creature had been just water after all. The real creature was standing in front of me, covered from head to toe in sewage water, and had its large fists raised at my face level.

Robin brought me to the ground before the creature could touch me. I inhaled a much unwanted amount of water and brought my head to the surface, coughing in an effort to rid my lungs of the bile fluid. I didn't even get a chance to get to my feet again before Starfire and Cyborg splashed beside me and Robin, forcing to intake even more sewage water.

"Beast Boy," Robin cried out as the creature merged with the rest of the water and disappeared.

I coughed again and managed to say, "He's not here, Robin. He's not with us right now."

"Where is he?"

"I don't know."

"Why don't you know?"

"I know we're in a relationship, but that doesn't mean I know everything he does." My words almost scared me. It was at times like this that I wished I did know everything he did—at least, enough so that I wouldn't worry about his safety when he disappeared like this.

"Maybe he's back at the construction zone," Cyborg suggested. I was grateful to have someone change the subject.

Beast Boy wasn't there either. Though I desperately wanted to continue searching for him, I swallowed my hysteria and followed the team back to the Tower.

Robin went on the entire time about how we might've won if Beast Boy had been there. "Beast Boy's unpredictable shape-shifting abilities might've surprised the creature enough to give us a chance to gain the upper hand."

As we exited the elevator, Starfire turned toward him and said, "Well, I, for one, no longer wish to discuss our encounter with the creature. The thought provokes an undesirable taste in my mouth."

Cyborg looked like he agreed with her. "Next time a creature goes down the sewer, I say we just let it go," he said as we entered the living room.

Robin was no longer paying attention to Cyborg. He was looking straight ahead, at the thing that had captured my interest as well. "Beast Boy, where were you?"

Beast Boy turned away from the computer, grinning from both ears. "You guys aren't gonna believe this!"

"You better have a good reason for bailin' on us," said Cyborg.

Robin crossed his arms. "What was so important that you couldn't stay with the team?"

"We could have used your assistance," said Starfire.

I, at this point, also wanted to know why Beast Boy had left. He obviously wasn't injured. "Well?"

"I saw Terra!"

"What," I said, my voice echoed by the rest of the team. "When?"

"I know, isn't it great? I saw her downtown."

"What did she say," Robin asked.

"I didn't actually get to talk to her. She was across the street. And when the creature attacked, she disappeared."

"You sure it was her," I asked.

"Oh, I'm totally sure!"

"Maybe you just thought you saw her," said Cyborg gently, the one would talk to a small, delusional child.

Robin continued with the new mood. "Sometimes you wanna see something that isn't there."

"I did see her," Beast Boy cried. "She was real! And her statue was gone!"

He went to visit her statue. We were fighting a creature in sewer water and he was visiting her statue, on a crazy journey to find out if Terra was really alive.

"How could it be," Cyborg asked. "The girl turned to stone."

Starfire glanced at me, mirroring the same confusion that I felt on her face. "Perhaps one of Raven's spells?"

"I tried everything I could. Nothing worked." It was true. I had tried all of my spells and rituals to see if I could reverse the effect—I'd done it for Beast Boy because I'd hated seeing him so depressed after she was gone. When Terra remained stone after all of my efforts, I had assumed that I just simply didn't have the power to change her back.

Suddenly, an image flashed through my mind. When Trigon had come to Earth, buildings had crumbled, cities had burned, the sun had eternally set, and people had turned to stone. And they had remained that way until I had defeated Trigon, and my powers had reset the world. Could Terra have possibly been released at that time? It was scary to think that any pain that would come to me of this would've been caused by me initially.

I didn't voice my opinions, for fear of getting the credit of bringing Terra back. If she really was back, that was.

"And none of my chemical analyses ever led to an answer either," said Cyborg, breaking my horrid train of thought. "None of this is makin' any sense!"

"It doesn't have to make sense," said Beast Boy, glaring at all of us in turn. "Terra's back! That's all that matters!"

The sound of the alarm drew everyone's attention to the computer screen. Somewhere downtown, there was trouble.

"It's the creature," said Robin, not needing any confirmation. "We'll talk about this later."

Beast Boy frowned. "You may not care about her, but Terra's out there somewhere. And I'm gonna find her!" He pushed past us and ran into the hallway.

Without any hesitation I followed him. "Beast Boy," I said, stopping him in his tracks.

"I'm sorry, Raven," he said without turning back to look at me.

"Why are you apologizing?"

"She's out there somewhere. I have to find her."

"You have to help your friends. We need you, Beast Boy. I need you."

"She needs me, too."

"No, she doesn't. I don't understand why you're chasing after her."

This time, he did turn around. "Is that what you're worried about? Raven, I'm not chasing after her."

I pulled my hands away when he reached for them. "Before we started dating, you said that you weren't completely sure about how you felt. It's because you didn't know if you were still in love with Terra, wasn't it?"

"Raven…"

"Wasn't it," I said again, though there was no need for me to do so. I knew his answer without him having to speak. I smiled, though it wasn't funny in the least and I honestly felt like crying. "I wasn't the only one who wasn't ready to face my feelings."

This time, when he reached for my hand, he caught it. "Raven, I have faced them."

"I don't think you have, because you wouldn't be in this position right now."

"Raven, I'm trying to go and find an old friend."

"It's more than that," I said quietly, shaking my head. I tried to fight the emotions that swirled within me. I've never been known to be taken by my emotions—even with this newly reformed me—and I didn't plan on starting now. "There are choices that you still haven't faced, decisions that you have yet to make."

"Come with me," he pleaded, putting his hand underneath my chin so that I was forced to look him in his eyes.

"And make it easier for you? So that my presence will constantly remind you of what it is you stand to lose? No. I'm going to fight the creature. And you?"

Beast Boy glanced down at the floor. "Raven, I have to find her," he whispered.

His words didn't sting as much as the thought that I had been right did. I forced myself to smile, removed my hand from his, and took a step back. "Then, as far as I'm concerned, you've made your choice. Good luck, Beast Boy." I turned and went back into the living room before he could say anything else.

Moments later, a green hawk flew past the giant window, off into the horizon.

Everyone saw the hawk and turned to look at me. Their stares didn't make it any easier to hold back my tears, but I managed to succeed. I set my face and looked up at the computer screen. "So," I said, fighting to maintain a steady voice, "where's this creature?"

Robin, the only one brave enough to answer me, said, "We think it's still downtown. If we hurry, we can catch it before it has another chance to escape. Titans, move!"

I did, only to keep from breaking down. My thoughts kept wandering to Beast Boy, wondering where he was, wondering if he'd found Terra yet, but most of all wondering if I was on his mind at all.

The creature would serve as a perfect distraction.

Unlike most villains we've fought, this one was smart—at least, I assumed it was. It didn't go about wreaking havoc until we arrived. When we got to the scene, the only I didn't see amongst the destruction of wrecked cars and cracked buildings was the creature. It seemed as if it had disappeared in the time that it had taken us to get there.

I groaned much louder than I had wanted to, making everyone turn toward me. "Where is this thing?"

Starfire's voice came out in a small whisper. "Raven, are you…alright?"

"I'll be fine once we find this stupid creature," I told her curtly.

Cyborg touched my shoulder, stopping me. "Hey," he said gently. "It's alright to be upset."

"I'm not upset," I said, shrugging off his shoulder and walking further into the destruction. I could tell from his face that he didn't believe me. I didn't really believe myself, if I had to be completely honest.

"Seriously, Raven," said Robin as they followed me, "it's alright if you're a little jealous. We understand."

All of my anger and frustration boiled over. I couldn't stop it! When you have such strong emotions, how are you supposed to stop them from leaking out when they're bubbling inside you so ferociously?

"I'm not jealous," I screamed, and my anger slipped out. The buildings behind me came crashing all the way to the ground.

"The creature," cried Robin suddenly after a moment of silence.

I turned around to see the giant white blob running away from the devastation I'd just caused. "Finally," I breathed as I flew in front of it. I extended my arms, creating a wall of black energy to trap it on the street. "Going somewhere?"

The creature held my gaze for a moment before looking back at Cyborg, whose cannon was raised high. It ducked underneath the blast and rolled to the right, where Robin was waiting for it. Robin threw his devices and Starfire combined her star bolts with its energy to create a larger explosion.

The creature was flung back into my wall. It glanced up at all of us and then tossed a look back at my barrier. All too late, I realized exactly what it was planning on doing. It barely even touched my wall with its fingertips, and its entire body became encased with my black energy.

The creature was now a manifestation of my own dark powers.

I extended a large black hand and slammed the creature into the remnants of the building behind it. I wasn't about to let it use my dark powers to attack my friends. The last thing I needed to add to my frustration was guilt. The creature slipped out of my grasp by using my dark powers. When I dropped the wall, the last thing I saw was a flash of white before it disappeared around the next corner.

We chased after it as far as we could, but it wasn't long before we gave up on it.

Cyborg held out his arm. "I don't know what to scan for. Brick? Metal? Concrete? It could be anything."

I held my hand to my head, hoping that a trace of my dark powers had somehow managed to remain with the creature. "I'm not able to sense it either." It didn't help that I wasn't completely focused. "I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I wish Beast Boy were here. Maybe he could follow the scent." Secretly I wanted Robin to pull out his T-Communicator and call him.

It was foolish of me to think that. If I wasn't going to help Beast Boy with his answers, I couldn't expect anyone else to. "We've just gotta keep looking," said Robin determinedly.

"I am concerned for Beast Boy," said Starfire. "Do you think Terra truly has returned?"

"Anything's possible."

"But how?"

"Maybe she freed herself."

"Or there could've been an earthquake while we were gone," Cyborg suggested.

Not wanting to seem like I had something to hide, I decided to contribute an idea as well. "Maybe the effect just wore off." It was the best I could come up with at the time.

"If she is back, why would she not locate us," Starfire asked.

"Last time we saw her, she wasn't exactly one of the good guys. Maybe she didn't want to be found." I hoped more than anything that I was correct, though I knew it would hurt Beast Boy if I was.

We didn't say anything else on the subject. Robin kept us out all night, searching for the creature. At one point, we managed to trace it to a museum.

"Come out, come out, wherever you are," said Cyborg in a dull voice as he shone his built-in flashlight around the abandoned room. After a few moments of searching, Cyborg groaned and hit one of the wooden artifacts. "We'll never find it!"

The wooden artifact blinked, and a piece of it jumped out at us. As it formed legs and arms, I found relief that this was the creature and not a separate mystery monster. It turned white as it ran from us, knocking down other artifacts to slow us down on our chase. Without breaking stride, the creature slammed its body into the wall at the end of the room, escaping through a giant hole.

After the dust had settled, we realized that the creature had disappeared.

I was growing more and more frustrated. We couldn't keep track of this thing and Beast Boy had yet to call any of us. I had hoped that he would've at least checked in to tell us of his progress—or lack of, as I was hoping. I hated to think that he had actually found her and was too busy to talk to us at that moment.

I shook off my thoughts as Robin encouraged us to continue looking for the creature. None of us slept that night. Occasionally, we'd find evidence that the creature had been somewhere, but our encounters with it were usually pretty short, as it always ran away moments after meeting with us. As the sun rose, we climbed to the top of the tallest building, looking down over the streets.

Cyborg slammed his fist into the banister. "Every time we catch up to it, it vanishes before our eyes!"

"Are we just supposed to wait for it to reappear," I asked Robin, foolishly hoping once again that he would give in and call Beast Boy so I wouldn't have to.

"This thing is out to destroy everything," said Robin. "It's not stopping. And neither are we."

Starfire flew over the edge to look further down at an explosion. "There it is," she cried.

We sprang into action, using our powers to chase it down streets with no dead end so it would be forced to actually run. The creature broke through many walls, its last one leading to the bridge on the outskirts of the city.

"Not so fast," I growled. I took my dark powers and exploded the ground underneath it, sending it flying into the forest on the other side of the bridge.

We were at the site of the crash by the time the creature had gotten to its feet. Starfire threw her bolts at it, but it managed to dodge her and leap over tree trunks as it raced uphill.

"There's nowhere for you to hide," Cyborg yelled as he blasted it with his cannon.

It made us run all the way up to the recycling center. I entered through its hole with my arms extended. "Enough playing around," I told it as it leapt onto a platform. "Azarath, Metrion, Zinth—ahh!" I was slammed into the wall behind me after being hit with a piece of railing that the creature had thrown at me.

I picked myself up in time to see Cyborg and Starfire crash down into a pile of boxes. Robin used his staff to push the creature back, spilling oil as he did so. The creature took on its texture and trapped Robin's staff within its shoulder the next time Robin attacked with it. It threw the staff on the ground and picked Robin up with one hand, blinking at him before it threw him into another pile of boxes.

I used my powers to pick up the large, iron crate beside it. Before the creature could react, I flung the crate at it, sending him into a tank of melted metals. For a moment, I actually thought that I had gotten it.

My mistake.

The creature slipped out from underneath the crate, all the while dodging Cyborg's blasts. It reached back and touched the liquid inside the tank, slowly becoming a fiery substance itself.

Robin frowned. "We need Beast Boy," he admitted. He took out his T-Communicator and said, "Come in, Beast Boy! We need your help!"

Though we were fighting, the moments between Robin's call and Beast Boy's answer were unbearable. Finally, I heard Beast Boy's voice. "Beast Boy to Robin: I'm on my way. Over."

"Keep the creature inside," Robin yelled.

I didn't see how that was possible. For the past two days, we'd barely been able to keep it in our sights for more than three minutes. There was no telling where Beast Boy was and how long it would take him to get to us. I hated to sound pessimistic, but I doubted we would be able to hold the creature that long.

It's good to be wrong sometimes.

Right as the fiery creature tried to escape from the recycling center, a green T-Rex crashed through the wall and picked up the creature in his mouth, swinging and swinging until the creature lost its texture and then finally releasing it into another wall.

"Beast Boy," cried Starfire with a smile as he morphed into his human form.

Beast Boy didn't look at me as he passed by. "I'm sorry I'm late," he said quietly as the creature picked itself up. "I'm here now."

Robin nodded. "It's good to have you back."

Beast Boy morphed into a cheetah, slinking over to the creature with incredible speed, and pounced on it. When the creature threw him off, Robin and Cyborg combined their powers and blasted the creature.

The creature staggered to its feet and glanced around, taking each of us in in turn. Though it didn't have a face, I sensed sadness as the creature began to shrink. I took another look to see if the creature was actually trying to get away again, but it was just shrinking.

It morphed down to our size, its shape forming the build of a young female. Even before Beast Boy said its name, I knew who it was.

"Goodbye, Terra," he whispered.

Upon hearing its name, the creature looked at him. For a moment, I thought that it would speak back. After a long period of silence, the creature shrank until it became dust. It was gone. There would be no more of it.

"So that was really Terra," Cyborg asked, as dumbfounded as I was.

Starfire stared at the pile of dust. "Beast Boy, how did you know that it was Terra?"

"The creature appeared only after Terra came back into town."

"Did you succeed in locating her?"

Beast Boy looked away from us, up at the ceiling. "She's not as we remember, Star. It's time we let that memory of her go."

Robin placed his hand on his shoulder. "Maybe that's best for everyone."

"Yeah," said Beast Boy quietly.

"Titans, let's go home."

I tried to follow my team out of the building, but Beast Boy pulled me back by my hand. "Raven," he said softly as the rest of the team left us behind, "can we talk?"

"I really have nothing to say right now."

"Well, you don't have to. You just have to listen."

I didn't want to turn around; every part of my being screamed for me to run away. I didn't want to listen. I didn't want to deal with my emotions. I wanted to run, as I have always done.

So I told him the truth: "Do you know what kind of emotional pain you've put me through in the last few days?"

He nodded. "I know, and I'm sorry. I never should've gone after her."

"You're just now realizing that?"

"What I did was stupid. I didn't know what I wanted."

"And you do now?"

"Yes," said Beast Boy, his eyes locked with mine. "I thought I had to go and make sense of my past before I could move on with the future, but I was wrong."

"So, because Terra isn't the same person that you knew, it's okay for you to choose me, right? I mean, I know I wasn't your first love, so I understand if I still come in as your second best."

"Is that what you think you are to me, Raven? After everything we've been through, you still think that you're only second best?"

"Well, then forgive me for thinking otherwise! When have you ever chosen me first? When has anyone ever chosen me first?"

"What do you mean?"

The words caught within my throat. None of my feelings were coming out the way that I wanted them to. Nothing I was saying was making me feel any better or bringing me any closer to him.

"Answer me!"

"I don't want to talk anymore," I said, stuttering all the while.

Beast Boy didn't let me leave. He grabbed my wrist and held me firmly in my place. "No, Raven. You're gonna answer me. You say that I'm the one who's immature, but at least I'm not afraid of my feelings. Tell me."

Inhibitions cannot be broken so easily! They cannot be told in small pieces. The walls that contain it can either be broken entirely or not at all.

I let my walls fall.

"I didn't grow up with love as a child. Everyone held me in regard to the evil that I was destined to bring about. The monks, my people, my mother—none of them ever opened up to me. I was deprived of love my entire life! I'm only just now learning what it means to make myself vulnerable to this emotion and what it takes to love myself. I've had no precedence. I have no way of knowing how to deal with any of this."

Something like a laugh escaped his lips. "And you think that I'm some expert on love?"

"No, but you don't have to jump into this completely blind, like I do. You don't have to fight every day, like I do, through the unfeeling habits that were installed in me as a child. Do you know what it takes for me to convince myself that I'm even capable of love itself? I have to go through hours and hours of frustrating mental preparations. Some days it doesn't even seem like it's working."

"No one said that being with someone is easy, Raven. It's gonna take work. It's gonna be hard."

"But no one's ever taken the time to help me know that. I'm finding this entire thing out on my own. It's all still so very confusing to me, and I hate it! I don't understand how you can love me. I don't even understand how you and I have made it for so long. Every rational way of thinking suggests that two people as completely opposite as you and I shouldn't work. You shouldn't be able to love me."

He took my face in his hands and brought his lips down to mine. When he pulled away, he kept his forehead close to mine, his sweet breath mingling with my own. "But I do love you. We do work. I know we have a lot to work on, and I know we've each had our doubts in the past, but I know what I want now and I'm willing to work if you are."

Looking back, I wish I had been more courageous. I wish I'd had the strength to tell Beast Boy how I really felt. I wish I could've been honest.

Instead, I ran, like I always do. I told myself that it was better for me to take a step back from our relationship so that I could assess myself and try again sometime in the future. To this day, I don't know if I was actually telling myself the truth or lying so that I wouldn't have to face my emotions at that moment. It's plausible that I did both.

"I…can't," I whispered, ashamed of myself as hot tears spilled down my cheeks. I turned away from him, not wanting him to see me in my weakness, and went home.

A/N: (UNDERNEATH is what the ending to this chapter WOULD'VE been, but isn't because of the movie)

He took my face in his hands and brought his lips down to mine. When he pulled away, he kept his forehead close to mine, his sweet breath mingling with my own. "But I do love you. We do work. I know we have a lot to work on, and I know we've each had our doubts in the past, but I know what I want now and I'm willing to work if you are."

I locked eyes with him, sensing the truth within his words. A part of me still wanted to run. Habits are hard to break. Even after you have torn down the walls that hold your inhibitions, it is hard to get rid of your internal traditions. It almost feels unnatural, like you're going against the grain.

It takes a lot of courage; courage that I'm not sure I possess.

But, if anyone makes me feel more courageous, it's Beast Boy. If anyone makes me feel like I can find the strength and the will to break my habits, it's him. And if anyone could show me how to love, it would be Beast Boy,

"Let's do it," I said, repeating the words he had once spoken to me before we had begun to date. "Let's work on us together."

Beast Boy smiled and pulled me into him by my waist. After planting another lovely kiss upon my lips, he leaned back and whispered, "I love you, Raven."

"And I love you," I told him.

And we went home, my head held high, his arm wrapped around my shoulders. Without having to speak to each other, we knew that whatever challenge lay ahead of us, we were ready for it. And we would face it just as we always had: together.

A/N (2): Happy Valentine's Day, guys! MEGA apologies for not having updated in, like, FOREVER! I'll have you know that I've already started working on the movie. And after that...(da, da, DUM! *GASP! COUGH, COUGH!*...sorry, excuse me)...we're done (bittersweet for everyone)!...at least, with this project.

Again, big shout-out to your fellow reader, MEAGAMEAGHAN, for suggesting that I include both endings for those of you who were curious as to how I was going to originally end the series (before the idea of the including the movie came about). Please let me know what you thought about either (or both) endings.

See you guys soon! :-D