Chapter Thirty

Happy Endings

I realized a very important thing that has become a reoccurring theme that I've only know about until now. My life has only been a journey, you know how they say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step? Will this is my final step. Because at some point the journey ends and becomes an adventure.

Othello did go on the straight path, he is now one of the most successful fisherman on the East Coast, to this day we have never been closer. Dodger went back to New York to start his life over, but I never saw or heard from him again, no one has. His body was found three weeks later in a ditch, murdered in cold blood while trying to protect a kid from drug dealers. Lefou became a concert pianist, able to stand with the greats like Mozart and Beethoven, he is now living with his wife in California where they have two kids, Iago and Junior. Oswald is now the owner of the House of Mouse, which is now open to all walks of life. Mickey lost the nightclub and decided that Disney World was a better investment. He is now living in Florida and taking rehabilitation classes.

Jasmine married Mike, the last person you would expect. I was invited to attend, which I did. I decided to give Jasmine away, for the Sultan had died in her captivity and thus she had no one to do it. It pained me to see Jasmine kiss him, but I knew that it was for the best. I had wanted so much, I had wanted to be up on that altar, but the best I could hope for, was to stand next to bride.

The adventure always end with the hero on the upside, the goals are complete and everyone gets a Happy Ending. I can tell you right now, that is a lie. Because I'm still searching for mine. But the thing about adventures is, that when one ends, another journey starts. My journey is never ending, it is the journey of life. Never really over until I draw my last breath on this Earth, then it will become an adventure. One that I hope will be worth remembering.

This is my story. My name is Iago the parrot, I have sacrificed more than just a simple reputation, more than a life. I have given everything I have-and the world still sees me as they want to see me. A Villain, a stain. But I know who I am. I am a musician, a father, a friend, and a brother. Those are my titles, but even so, that doesn't change the fact that I am Iago.

Right now, I am sitting alone at the House of Mouse, right back where I started this journey that is now an adventure. This story is over, because I've run out of room in this small journal. Is it a Happy Ending? I'll leave you to decide.

The End