I do hereby go back on my promise to provide a happy ending for The Elven Mage. I have tried and tried and tried, but all it ends up as is stupid. This fic was always meant to end badly. Duo was always meant to die. The very reason I started this fic was so I could do something away from my norm of happy fluffy bunny-rabbit endings. And I find I can't manage one for this fic without it just coming off as stupid and unbelievable. So it is that I retract my promise with the deepest apologies. Just remember, I don't actually own Duo, so he's not actually dead and he will take starring roles in my fics sometimes. *grins*