EPILOGUE: THE MALEDICTION
The boy and the girl had been in love for as long as they could remember. Sometimes, it felt like forever in their minds. They had gone through more than most could ever think of, changes that ended with core beliefs being shaken, thoughts that the other had been dead for years.
But events had come to pass in such a way that they found each other once again. The smallest of their group grew in a world that knew compassion, wisdom, and a simple grace that came from doing what was right even if it resulted in and end.
It was a world full of miracles that she had seen, the reemergence of a family she had thought lost.
James was content for the first time he could remember. Belief, he was told, was what had brought Brigett back to him. Compassion was what had kept her from leaving him completely. The angel blood within her made her spirit immortal, though her body was not. She returned to him a few days later, new body, old soul, and remembering how he had grieved at her loss and how Emaline had kept him from killing himself as well.
For though he had angel blood within him as well, his second chance and his miracle of rescuing Emaline had exhausted what had remained in him. Were he to die now, it would be true death, and all that came with it.
Others came to see them, each with their own tale to tell, though the story of the two lovers was one that seemed to grow with every telling until there was not a spirit nor demon in the world who did not know their name.
He wondered what would happen to him after his death, for he was not one who had lived a good life in his tenure on Earth. Brigett simply smiled at him when he shared his grief with her, his worries and his pain, she said, were nothing compared to what he had done for good.
Still, she kept a secret from him all through their time together. Though it ate at her, she knew no good would come of it were he to ever find out the truth about her journey to earth that had brought them together. He had thought that it had been about rescuing Emaline. When she had told him that was but a happy happenstance that had occurred during her mission, he had smiled and nodded, thinking he understood. She knew that he thought it was about redeeming himself.
It never had been.
As an angel, she had done the unthinkable and lied.
She had told Diu that it had never been about him.
Brigett smiled softly.
It was a secret she was glad to keep.
Well, this is it. The End of Lover’s Requiem. When I had first planned this out, I had planned for there to be two more chapters after Chapter Nine. But when I tried to write them, nothing would come out. Thus, I realized that I had met the end of it all. This story ended up being more than 6 years in the making due to time off from it and taking breaks before finally pushing through in August to complete it thanks to Camp NaNoWriMo.
I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I have.