Asked by Anonymous
Okay, let’s say that I had a very hard time writing the epilogue. While I feel like the whole story itself was lukewarm and I could’ve written it much better, it was still my baby. So yes, tears were shed. A lot.
Now with the epilogue itself, I thought it would only be right to show the thoughts of those who had taken the front seat during the story. The people who were affected (or dependent on) most by our favorite two main characters. There is a deeper meaning there too. Look for it!
With the epilogue, I wanted to get people thinking. Mai was not the heaven sent character that others saw her to be. In the end, she chose to end her life because she didn’t want to let anyone else help her, and in doing so, risk their lives. In my honest opinion, I found that to be selfish and really rather hypocritical. She risked her life every given opportunity, and not always to save people. Yes. You read that right. In the situation she was put in, who wouldn’t be a bit suicidal at times?
Anyway, that whole issue is going to be the main thing that Ichiru and the others struggle with in the sequel. Zero really kind of heads that feeling. Because, honestly, she abandoned them, she and Naru both did.
Well, I hope that kinda summarizes what I felt with the epilogue. I rather stumbled over myself a bit.
Crystallization: The Tale of a Lost Girl
Incandescence: The Journey of Two Brothers
Containment: The Fight for Freedom
Cessation: The Search for Sanity
NOTE: ALL UPCOMING ONE-SHOTS ARE A PART OF “THE ETERNAL JOURNEY” SERIES.
Five Years In the Making: Sometimes, time isn’t all that is needed to move on.Another installment of “The Eternal Journey” series.
To The Light We Emerge: He had fourteen years of life experience in a seventeen year old’s body. His sister was brain-dead in the hospital with her jerk of a boyfriend. His team was in shambles. Oh yeah. It washisteam now. This was going to be fun.Another installment of “The Eternal Journey” series. Sequel to From The Darkness We Enter.
Ongoing Novel Length Stories:
The Freedom of Flying: There are those of us who will do anything to take what we’ve done back. But no matter how hard you fight it, it’s Hitsuzen, and you’re screwed anyways. And Yuuko will always be in her shop waiting. That was the first thing that drew us together. The rest was completely his fault, I swear had no part in it.
YOU GUYS! WE HAVE A PROBLEM!
The hipsters have the phonebox!!!
THE HIPSTERS HAVE THE PHONEBOX!!!!
Not on my watch!
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
of course I miss you, TARDIS
You guys have no idea what I was feeling when I posted the epilogue and switched the story from in-progress to complete. This story…I loved it, I hated it, I cried over it, and I dreamed about it for over a year. I look back at my writing in the first few chapters and cringe, but I can’t bring myself to even think about changing them one bit. This was a long and hard journey, and each chapter reflected a bit of what was going on in my personal life and my general world view at the time.
The response I have gotten for this story is mind-blowing. I thought it would end up this unfinished ficlet with two reviews to its name…but all of you made sure that didn’t happen. As I am writing this there are currently 58 reviews, 68 people following this story, 49 people have favorite it, 10,788 views, and it has been added to one community. With this there have been people who have tried to plagiarize it or steal my ideas. But there have also been people who have sent me messages that have made me succumb to tears. Messages that made me get off my ass and finish the next chapter. Messages that made me want to get up the next day, if only to write this story.
This fic has built me and broken me. I am not being melodramatic, it’s the actual truth. This story has been with me through so much and has been my safe haven when I really just wanted to massacre the world.
So thank you. Thank you to those reading this and those who loved this story as much as I do. Thank you for giving Ichiru a chance at waking up and Yuuki being able to see just what her reality was. Thank you for letting me write this story. I don’t regret it one bit.
With that said…well I can’t give up on these guys just yet. More is coming in the form of one-shots and an eventual sequel. But we have to be realistic about this. I’m enrolled in the most challenging course-work in my school, have a job, and am the captain of my sport. I have other commitments, so these will take a little bit. I also have another story in another fandom that I want to focus on as well. But know this: I will always be back for this story. It will not end unfinished like this.
This is not goodbye for Squad 7.
We will be back.
The emotion I am experiencing right now is…immense. This was my first “published” fic. My baby. The bane of my existence. And now it’s done. It has gone from in-progress to complete. The characters did not stay to their archetypes, but the grew with me in the year and a half that I spent with them.
Like…What do I do with my life now.
I need tea and a muffin.