Epilogue

Days passed. Those days turned to weeks, then months. The school year came and went, and Ethan and Rain gradually became best friends. Ethan still hid his feelings from Rain; Rain began to sink further and further into depression. The two had somehow managed to get past the murder incident, but Rain's feelings for Joe, while finally fading, left him increasingly depressed. Ethan did his best to cheer Rain up, but it became harder and harder, until one day, the two began talking on the internet...

Rain: moo

Ethan: No, QUACK!

Rain: lol

dammit, mood is down again...

Ethan: I figured as much

Rain: How?

Ethan: You didn't seem as happy as you were

Rain: how could you tell? All I said was moo...

Ethan: Can't say I'm terribly "happy" either

But I don't feel horrible

Rain: what's wrong?

Ethan: And that "moo" would be why

Rain?

Ethan: Your usual entry has big letters and puts off a lot of emotion

You tell me why I don't feel superb

Rain: bad day?

Ethan: Not really

Just seeing if you can guess

Rain: uh... bad ending to the book you were reading?

uh... you're mercurial?

Ethan: Do you know what several of my friends' greatest fears is?

I'm not trying to change the subject if that's what you're thinking

Rain: What is it? And, DON'T CHANGE THE SUBJECT

Ethan: IM NOT GOING TO

So, anyway, do you?

Rain: No I don't.

Ethan: Rejection, and it seems that I am just now finding out I agree with them

Rain: What happened?

Ethan: No, I'm just finding I fear it

Nothing has happened

Rain: Then you should be fine

Ethan:

Rain: you fear it, big whoop. you found that out; you aren't rejected, so get the fuck over it.

pardon my language.

Ethan: And what's that supposed to mean?

Rain: It's supposed to mean...

Ethan: Oh, and you see, it's an "IF"

It would be the unknown

Rain: YOU ARE NOT REJECTED. I WILL NEVER REJECT YOU UNLESS YOU KILL SOMEONE. CHEER THE FUCK UP.

Seriously.

I don't mean to be self-important

but

I'm at least one person

who will never reject you

Ethan: You know, STOP MAKING ME GRIN! XD

Rain: You're welcome.

Ethan: Course that still wont change what Ive been thinking

Rain: you know, Ethan...

you're one of the people I depend on to cheer me up.

If you're not happy, or at least NORMAL...

then it just sends me further.

Ethan: I wonder, can you even guess what I'm getting at?

Rain: uh... no.

at least not now...

OH MY GOD

is it what I think it is?

Or am I just overthinking?

Ethan: ...?

Rain: nevermind.

What is it?

Ethan: Tell me what you were thinking

Rain: nevermind.

Ethan: What were you thinking?

Rain: What did you mean, then?

Ethan: By what

Rain: "Can you try to guess what I'm getting at?" is what I meant.

Ethan: I beliave that what you were thinking was right on the dot

Rain: Uh, what did you think I was thinking?

Ethan: well, with your "OH MY GOD" statement, you sort of revealed yourself

Rain: ...? you're not saying what you thought I thought.

Ethan: you're mean XD

Ugh.

Do I really have to?

Rain: Yes.

Please.

Ethan: Fine.

Yes, I DO like you, but as more than a friend.

Ugh I feel horrible

Rain: Okay, do not take this as any reaction except for surprise, please...

oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god

I'm actually hyperventilating

Ethan: I feel more like Im going to explode

Its funny how my hands wont stop shaking

Rain: Okay. Uh. Wow.

Um.

I...

I don't know what to say.

I mean...

Er...

I'm pretty sure I'm over Joe.

Ethan: Say whatever you want

Rain: So that's pretty much over, though I still kinda like him.

Okay.

So.

And..

I did meet this guy who I think is good-looking, in band...

but he seems to be nice, then an ass, so it's nothing more than

"He's good-looking."

so...

okay, you know what...

to tell the truth

when you came over that first time...

I kept having these little... I guess, you could call them "flashes".

Of what life would be like...

If... well, you know. This happened.

And, I think I kinda liked it.

Oh god

I'm still like... not hyperventilating, but... my heart's beating fast.

Ethan: My mouth is pretty much all dried up

Rain: Okay, then... so what does this mean?

Ethan: I don't know

Rain: I guess... are we... er... boyfriends...?

Ethan: That would be, unfortunately for you, your call

Rain: oh god

oh god

oh god

... oh god

I'll be right back, I really need a drink...

I, um...

wow.

Damn, I'm probably making you more nervous, aren't I?!

Ethan: Not really

I don't think that I can get any more nervous

Rain: I know how you feel.

I mean it.

Lol.

I really don't know what to say.

I mean...

Like I said, I got those "flashes", I guess, of hope?

So...

I guess...

(I'm considering making you wait until tomorrow, but that's cruel.)

So...

Yes.