Chapter One Hundred

Lucas’ brow furrowed in confusion as he squeezed the pink udder a second time, then a third.

Nothing.

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“What the Hell…” The old man muttered under his breath, staring up at the Dionaea Taurus as its vine-like tail slowly moved back and forth. The plant – or creature, or whatever it was – showed no indication that it had even sensed his attempts to harvest the Aqua Vitae.

I don’t understand… Lucas thought back to everything Death’s book had told him about the Dionaea Taurus. He had followed the instructions perfectly, hadn’t he? This doesn’t make any sense…

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“Having a bit of trouble there, eh?” A deep, gravelly voice reached his ears.

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For the first time, Lucas did not even flinch at Death’s sudden appearance. 

“Alright, what is this?” Lucas asked venomously. “Another one of your tricks?”

“Of course not!” The figure replied jovially. “Typical human… Always assuming I’m to blame for all your problems…” Death shook his head.

“Then why isn’t it working?!” Lucas cried out in exasperation. “I did everything the book told me to!”

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Death chuckled softly. “It seems you aren’t as smart as I thought you were, boy.” He paused for a moment sighing. “The Aqua Vitae… It’s the very essence of life itself! You think it’s just going to appear on its own?”

Lucas’ face paled slightly. “What are you saying?”

“That life has to come from somewhere.” Death replied with a shrug.

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Lucas stared at the Dionaea Taurus, unable to find his voice as the pieces slowly fell into place. It needs to kill something. He realized. It needs to take a life…

“Ah, now you’re getting it.” The terrifying form beside him spoke as though he had read Lucas’ mind. And for all he knew, maybe he had.

“You knew.” Lucas spoke at last, his face falling. “All along, you knew it would come to this…”

Death nodded. “I did. And when that beautiful wife of yours suggested I let you bring little Evelyn back, well… I realized just how perfect it would be.” Lucas could hear the smile in his voice. “The ultimate act of selflessness… What better way to teach that girl her lesson once and for all?”

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Lucas said nothing as Death continued. “When I told your sweet Melanie the truth, she wasn’t too happy.” He admitted. “But in the end, she still wanted me to give you this chance…” Lucas could almost picture the sly smirk beneath his dark hood. “And let you decide for yourself.”

“So… I need to let it kill me.” Lucas replied slowly. It was not a question.

The figure nodded. “Or you could live out the rest of your days with your family, and let me take little Evelyn away… She’ll be happy enough, I assure you.” Death promised. “They always are.”

“But she won’t get a chance to live her life…” Lucas said sadly.

“Afraid not.” Death confirmed, nodding. “But hey, not everyone does.” He shrugged slightly. “So what’s it going to be, boy? I’d say you’ve got three, maybe four hours to make up your mind. The clock is ticking…”

Lucas hesitated, just for a moment. He thought of Krysti, and Danica, and Alex, and Mitch… His family. The people he loved most in the world. Could he really leave them all behind? Lucas knew his years were already numbered – he probably had five, maybe ten left, if he was lucky. But no matter how many he had, those years would be spent surrounded by the people he loved. How could he throw it all away?

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But then Lucas understood just how selfish that thought really was. He’d spent nearly fifty years married to the love of his life. He’d lived out his dream of opening his own restaurant. He’d gotten to see his daughter grow up, find love, and start a family. He saw his granddaughter graduate from High School with honors, and his grandson grow into a kind and compassionate young boy…

Lucas had lived an amazing life. How could he deny Evelyn the chance to do the same?

“Okay.” He said quietly. “I’m ready. I’ll do it.”

Well, that was easy.” Death chuckled. “Alright, boy. If you’re sure…”

“But…” Lucas hesitated. “What about the Ambrosia?” He asked nervously. It was the only thing holding him back now. “Who’ll make it without me?”

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“Not to worry.” The figure said happily. “The plant will drain you of your life’s essence… But as long as it still exists, even outside of your physical form, you will live.” Death explained. “It will be quite uncomfortable, of course. You will be very weak… But you will not die. Not until your life is consumed by another.”

“Good.” Lucas replied. As long as I have enough time…

The Dionaea Taurus appeared to have become restless, wiggling back and forth eagerly and snapping its large and powerful jaws, as though impatient.

“Looks like he’s ready when you are.” Death laughed.

Lucas turned to face the Dionaea Taurus and took a slow, deep breath. He thought of Krystina, and how sorry he was to have to leave her behind. He thought of Mel, and how eager he was to see her beautiful face once more. And finally, he thought of Evelyn and the promise he was fulfilling at long last as he reached out a trembling hand toward the beast’s powerful jaws…

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“So I did it, Ev.” Lucas finished at last. “It was… really weird.” He confessed. “And painful… But I’d do it again, a hundred times.” He said seriously. “It was worth it.”

Evelyn did not speak for a long time as she struggled to take it all in – the true reason Death had kept her behind all those years ago; the full story behind Mel’s plea for her second chance; and, most importantly, the truth about Lucas’ death and the incredible sacrifice he had made for her.

It was all so much to take, and the girl’s head was practically spinning as she tried to make sense of it all.

“But… Why?” Evelyn spoke at last. Her voice was barely above a whisper. “Why would you do that?”

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Lucas just smiled. “Because I love you.” He explained. His form began to lighten to a joyful green as he spoke. “You’re my best friend… And after everything you’ve been through – and everything I’ve put you through… You deserve it, Ev.” The ghost paused for a moment, thoughtful.

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“Remember back when this whole thing started?” He asked softly. “Back when I’d first started looking for the cure… You told me I was being selfish. That I was really trying to bring you back for me, not you…” Lucas sighed. “And you were absolutely right. I thought I was doing it for you… But to be honest, I was just thinking of myself.” He confessed.

“I don’t think I really understood that until I was much older…” Lucas paused, and appeared to be lost in thought for a moment. He shook his head slightly before continuing.“And when Death gave me the choice, I knew exactly what I had to do. I couldn’t be selfish anymore.” He smiled gently as he spoke. “I had to do it… For you.”

Evelyn considered his words carefully. It all felt so strangely familiar – selfishness, thinking only of himself… That’s exactly what I used to be like. She remembered. But the more she thought about it, the more uneasy Evelyn began to feel… And then she understood.

Oh my God… She hung her head in shame as the realization finally struck her. What am I doing?

It was a few moments before she found her voice. “Back then, you were only thinking of yourself…” She spoke very slowly as she echoed his words. “And that’s exactly what I’m doing right now.” The girl admitted sadly. “I’ve been so focused on bringing you back… But for all the wrong reasons…” She shook her head. “And I’ve spent so much time feeling sorry for myself… instead of living.”

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A few minutes before, when Lucas had explained about the lesson Death had hoped to teach her, it had all made sense, painful though it was to admit. Looking back, Evelyn could see how she’d been selfish in her old life with her parents. She recognized how self-centered she’d been in her relationship with Lucas, and in the jealousy she’d once felt at his happiness.

But it’s like he said… I’m better now. She’d thought. I’ve changed.

But had she really?

This whole thing was supposed to teach me how not to be selfish anymore… Evelyn thought sadly. And look at me now.

She lifted her eyes, meeting Lucas’ gaze as she continued. “I’m sorry, Lucas.” She said sincerely. “For everything. You’ve done more for me than anyone else ever has… You gave your life for me… And look at how I’ve been thanking you for it.” Evelyn shook her head, staring down at the grass below her feet as her eyes grew wet with tears.

Lucas floated forward, placing his hands gently on her shoulders. For a moment, Evelyn wished she could truly feel his touch.

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“I understand, believe me. This isn’t how I imagined it happening either…” He said softly. “But bad things happen, Ev. Things you never wanted, or expected…” The ghost shook his head. “And it’s okay to be sad or angry or upset… But sometimes, instead of trying to fight it, you just need to let go.” Lucas shrugged his shoulders slightly. “Maybe that’s a little easier said than done… But you’ve gotta try.”

“I know.” Evelyn replied softly, glancing up at him. “I know I do. It’s… It’s just so hard.” She shook her head slowly.

“It is.” Lucas agreed. “But… Who ever said life was easy?” He smiled crookedly at her as he spoke.

Evelyn could not help but smile back.

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Life. She thought to herself, relishing in the sound of the word. She’d been taking it all for granted until now, too blinded by her grief to see things clearly. But for the first time, she was able to truly understand the incredible gift she’d been given.

She was alive again. She could do everything she’d always dreamed of – and maybe even things she’d never dreamed of. She could experience all life had to offer – the good and the bad…

And it was all thanks to that shy little boy who’d tried to run away from home over sixty years ago.

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Tears sparkled in Evelyn’s eyes as she looked at the man who stood before her now, and her heart ached knowing that she was seeing him for what would truly be the last time.

But he’s right… I really have to let him go. She realized sadly. Don’t I?

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She thought back to many years ago, to an encounter with a fellow lost soul wandering through the darkness. He’d taught her how let Lucas go, and to let him live his life…

And now I have to do it again… So I can live mine.

Evelyn blinked back her tears. “You’re right. It isn’t easy… But I’m going to try.” She said in a whisper. “I’m going to live my life, just like you always wanted… Just like I always wanted, too. I promise.”

Lucas said nothing. He simply reached forward, a warm smile on his lips as he stroked her cheek tenderly with the back of his hand. Her smile widened at his touch and, for just a moment, Evelyn could almost feel it.

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“Someday, years from now,” Lucas began, his soft voice breaking the silence. “We’ll see each other again. And when we do, I can’t wait to hear all about the incredible things you’ve done.” He said warmly. “And the wonderful life you’ve lived.”

Evelyn said nothing as she allowed a few of the tears she’d been holding back to slide down her cheek.

The ghost reached forward, and took one of her hands in his. “Take good care of Krysti and the kids for me, okay?” He said gently.

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“Of course.” Evelyn breathed, her heart sinking. The sky above had slowly begun to lighten… They were running out of time.

“And please…” Lucas said fervently. “Travel the world. Play music again. Fall in love. Start a family…” He smiled. “Just be happy, Ev. You deserve a life that’s just as beautiful as you are.”

Evelyn said nothing, smiling softly through her tears.

Lucas floated forward then, and brushed his lips gently against her forehead.

Evelyn closed her eyes and bowed her head gently. “I love you, Lucas.” She whispered. “Thank you.

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When she opened her eyes again, he was gone.

Evelyn stood there for a long time, alone in the silence of the tiny churchyard. It’s really over now. She realized. Isn’t it? He’s really gone… For a moment, it felt as though her heart were breaking all over again.

But a few minutes later, as she wiped away the last of her tears, Evelyn found herself doing something she had not done in a long time… Looking forward. She thought of the new and exciting life that lay ahead of her, and all of the amazing possibilities the future held.

Evelyn let out a soft sigh and looked up at the sky above. She watched for a few minutes as its dull grey hue slowly began to brighten, and listened as the first few notes of the birds’ morning song reached her ears. She’d never really stopped to appreciate the sights and sounds of the world around her beginning to wake. Not until now. This is incredible.

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Smiling to herself, Evelyn crossed over to the worn stone walkway and began the long journey home.

Evelyn knew it wouldn’t be easy. There was still a deep ache in her heart from losing Lucas. And maybe there always would be. But she was done letting her grief hold her back. She was done wasting the precious gift that had been given to her. She was ready to move on. She was ready to live.

Evelyn felt amazing. She felt free. And for the first time in more than eighty years, she felt truly alive.

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The first soft rays of the morning sun glistened over the crystal-clear surface of the river. Its warm orange glow washed over the pink blossoms in the trees, the brightly-colored flowers that dotted the water’s edge, and the winding stone pathway that would guide her home.

Evelyn smiled as her eyes took in all the incredible sights that waited on the path ahead.

It was a beautiful day.

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85 Responses to Chapter One Hundred

  1. That was so fcking beautiful. What a perfect end to the story. I can’t wait for the epilogue now.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much!!! I’m so so happy you enjoyed my ending. ❤ Thank you for being such a passionate reader of my story. I hope you love the Epilogue too. 🙂

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  2. That was beautiful….and how you spun the story…and Lucas’ realizations…omg. That was…perfect! *sniffles into her tissues*

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you loved the ending 🙂 I was very nervous that people wouldn’t be satisfied with it. I’m so happy you are! ❤ Thank you for reading and for your help you've given me with the story too 🙂 See you tomorrow for The End *weeps*

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  3. SimmerSteffie says:

    Looks like your last line worked out! I knew it would be a beautiful ending. Well done.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed my ending as well as my story! And yes, I feel pretty happy about that last line. 🙂 It will lead well into our epilogue (oh no, I’m sad just thinking about it! Haha). Thank you again!

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  4. Jes2G says:

    You tricked me lol. I should have known better. Nicely done! I wish I had more to say. I’m sure I’ll come up with something for tomorrow. I almost can’t believe it!

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  5. cathytea says:

    Beautiful! I didn’t dare hope for a truly happy ending–but you delivered it! And, how beautiful that the one time that Ev is truly, actually, fully joyful is at the end.

    So much to think about, so much to ponder, so much to love! Thank you for writing this and sharing it with us. ❤

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I think a lot of people thought I would be cruel and not do a happy ending haha. But it just wouldn’t feel right! I’m so glad you enjoyed! Only one chapter left (I can’t believe it!). Thank you so much for reading 🙂

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  6. gixxergirl says:

    WOW! What an amazing story and wonderful ending. I could totally see this turned into a movie. I’m sad it’s ending but I’m sure you will have more great works in the future. **tears of joy**

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much!!! It’s funny, CathyTea keeps saying she pictures D2D as a movie too 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed the ending! We still have the epilogue coming, but the true storyline has definitely ended. I cried quite a bit with this one haha. Thank you so much for reading my story! I appreciate it so much 🙂

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  7. julyvee94 says:

    I can’t even right now. So perfect *sobs* you did such a great job with this journey, we’ve come a long road. And this ending is just so awesome. I love it!

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  8. I knew it! I wasn’t sure about the part where he stayed alive long enough to prepare Ambrosia. But I knew that the debt to Death must be payed.
    I’m so glad you did it like this 🙂 It’s beautiful and makes a lot of sense. And I’m so happy to see Evelyn so full of joy, it’s just perfect.

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  9. peacesign101 says:

    That was truly beautiful! It was such a great ending! But it makes me sad that it’s over ;-; Guess I’ll have to continue to live my life like Evelyn 😉

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you! Haha we have to all move on and let go like Evelyn does, I guess! But it’s definitely hard! There is still going to be an epilogue posted tomorrow, so we do have one chapter left (but no words!). I can’t believe it’s all over 😦 Thank you for reading! I appreciate it so much ❤

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  10. That was a wonderful end. As said as it is that Lucas had to sacrifice himself for it I’m glad Evelyn finally has a chance to live.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you! (And also, hello! I knew you read, but this is your first comment! 🙂 ) I am very happy that you liked my ending, and enjoyed my story too! Thank you so much for reading! ❤ Now we just have the epilogue and it's all over 😥

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  11. The Ghost says:

    Best end to a story ever! 😀 I hope there’s an epiloge though! I hope you keep on making wonderful stories and that everyone who reads this is inspired to live life by deaths example!

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  12. O'jenn says:

    You worry too much, Miss Awesome writer lady! That was amaze-balls! I knew that was Lucas and I had a feeling he would have to be the one to talk Ev into living her life. And OMG talk about the ultimate sacrifice, that is love right there. In its rarest form that is love. Raw and beautiful, selfless and giving. I have happy tears right now.

    Happy that Mel and Lucas will be together in the afterlife and even happier that after Ev has lived her life, she will join them too. It will be the best flipping reunion in the history of afterlife reunions. Whew, okay I’m shutting up now so I can go sob happily.

    #TeamMel out!

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  13. simz4ever says:

    Yay! Ooh… I’m so excited for the epilogue! 😜 So sad that’s it’s over… But I will savour the last chapter! 😍 Well done writing this. This was one complicated story! Did you plan the whole story beforehand, including the ending? 🤔

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Yes, pretty much everything was pre-planned 🙂 I made a few changes along the way, but for the most part I knew exactly what was going to happen. It was a lot of work! But worth it too, I think 🙂 Thank you again!

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  14. That was truly masterful! Where’s my tissues? A touching end to the main story! Thank you for all your hard work!!!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much!!! I am
      So glad that you liked it 🙂 Thank you for following my story! I really appreciate it, you’re awesome! Also, in tomorrow’s epilogue you will see that sim I had you make for me 😉 I had to change his hair (don’t have the right pack) but he will be there!

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  15. raerei says:

    Perfect ending, looking forward and Evelyn with a smile on her face! Yay!

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  16. NoaLyn says:

    Aww. I just love Evelyn. She had learned so much during all this time… I really hope she will find someone she’ll love just as much as Lucas 🙂

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  17. Derubelle says:

    Oh my Watcher how truly beautiful was this chapter! You made me bawl like a little baby! Aaah to see a friendship story turn into a romance one and then back into a strong, friendship one, it makes me so happy 😀 I know I don’t have the right words to truly explain how much your story moved me but I bet you know it already! (the abundance of replies you’ve gotten on this chapter only goes to enforce that).

    *feeling melancholic but content* ❤

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      What a beautiful comment, thank you! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this ending and that it moved you!!!! 🙂 I love your observation about the friendship turning to romance and returning to friendship 🙂 That part wasn’t even entirely conscious, but it fits with my story’s title haha.

      I called my story “Dust to Dust” because of that famous saying “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” I partially picked it because it’s about death (and so is my story!). But I also picked it because the whole meaning behind the quote is that we start as “dust” and in the end, we are “dust” again. It’s all about how life is a cycle. Evelyn, she started out alive, and is alive again at the end. The story began with a living person and a dead person, and ended with a living person and a dead person (role reversal!). Also Ev befriending Krystina — all part of the “cycle”… Going back to where they began. (Does any of that make sense? Haha does it help my title make sense?)

      So I didn’t even intend the going back to being friends to be part of it, but it totally is! You are very observant!

      Sorry for writing you a novel haha. Thank you so much for being such a devoted reader and big fan ❤ See you with the epilogue (hopefully in just a few hours!)

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  18. theplumbob says:

    Yesss! Ev walking towards her new life and enjoying the sunshine was exactly the ending I wanted 🙂 thank you for sharing this lovely story with us – definitely will revisit it in the future 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m glad you liked the ending 🙂 at this rate, this may be the true ending after all! Hahaha (I know you know all about my computer issues. I’m still a mess about all that.) Anyway, thank you for being a wonderful reader and leaving so many insightful comments. I appreciated it very much 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Oh, and thank you for saying you will revisit my story! That is so kind of you. I am hoping to go back and re-read it myself once my epilogue is done! (Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday? My dad may have figured out a temporary fix of my power cord to hold me over until the new one comes in. Hoping it works so I can get back to screenshotting tonight!)

      Thank you again 🙂

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  19. Floored. This was such a beautiful story! 🙂

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  20. ninjapigsims says:

    *cuddles ninjapig* We’re both a little emotional!

    You really threw me for a loop there! I suspected that someone had to die for the cowplant essence, but not in the way Lucas did – only after it was consumed. That’s a clever thing to do and to make it less predictable!

    So much happiness and hope in this last part! It’s an ending, but at the same time, a wonderful beginning to many great things too! I feel that it’s more sweet than bitter in bittersweet!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! And well done for completing such a wonderful, long story!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you SO much to both you and ninjapig for supporting my story! You’ve been a wonderful reader since the beginning and it’s been so wonderful to have you on this journey with me. You’re amazing 🙂 Thank you for everything!

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  21. RipuAncestor says:

    Oh hey, the plant did kind of eat him! Huh, so I was right. What a poetic end for Lucas’ long life. This was beautiful.

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  22. Simslover163 says:

    *Claps* What a beautiful ending to a beautiful story!!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it! And I appreciate you reading SO much! It really means a lot to me, so thank you! 🙂 I hope you love the epilogue too!

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  23. blamsart says:

    Oh my god
    I’m crying ;-;
    And it’s actually really rare for me to cry
    Like oh wow
    This was a really gorgeous story, I absolutely adored it, it was just…*is too emotional to give proper comment*

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so so much!!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it and so grateful that you took the time to read my story. It truly means SO much to me! ❤

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      • blamsart says:

        As a writer I totally understand.
        As a reader, I’m just so happy you decided to write this story and share it. Even though my binge reading made it short, I still loved it! And all the characters! Especially Lucas, Ev and Mel. (which is surprising considering I was Team Ev at first, but you wrote it perfectly in a way that I can’t imagine Lucas ending up with anyone else. It just had to be Mel.)

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      • CitizenErased14 says:

        Thank you!!!!! 🙂 That compliment really means a lot, I put a lot of myself into these characters, especially Lucas. He’s basically the guy version of me, in terms of his personality (including all the faults, like indecisiveness hahaha). I’m so happy they resonated with you 🙂 And I’m glad you ended up loving Mel! I was afraid people wouldn’t warm up to her haha

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  24. maladi777 says:

    What a revelation with the cow plant! Amazing!
    It felt weirdly right that at the beginning it was him who was alive and she was a ghost and at the end they switched places. Lucas finished his life’s journey and for Evelyn it has just started, sort of. I love it!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂 I loved making that parallel, you are very observant! I’m so happy you enjoyed the ending (well, almost-ending, since there’s still the epilogue :P)

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  25. lovesstorms says:

    I didn’t see him switching places with her. I should have. I should have known that Death would come again. He’s such an essential part of this story. Like he made it all happen. lol I just get so lost in stories that I don’t think about all that stuff. It goes over my head. I’m probably in it more for the entertainment. 😀

    Wow! What a long journey for both of them. It reminds me a little of Doctor Who, too. River and the Doctor and their journey. 😦 Not like you probably know what I’m talking about. lol Anyway, awesome, awesome, awesome story!!!! ❤ I can't wait to read the epilogue. Hopefully, we'll see what she's been up to. After all Lucas went through, I hope she's living a full, happy life. ❤

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you!!!! ^_^ And my BF is super into Doctor Who, so I kind of know what you are talking about, though I haven’t seen every episode hehe (love River Song though!).

      I’m really glad you took the time to read my story, and enjoyed it so much! It really means a lot ❤ I hope you like the epilogue too!!!

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  26. That was a great story! I know I still have an epilogue to read but my dad’s been waiting for me to watch TV with him for a while now, so that will have to wait until tomorrow. 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much for reading!!! I hope you enjoy the epilogue too! I really appreciate you taking the time to check out this story. It’s very close to my heart (and I am loving continuing the story of Lucas’ family in my legacy! But it’s definitely not the same. I still “miss” these characters so much <3). Thank you again, it means a lot ^_^

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  27. misfit913 says:

    I had originally thought he would sacrifice himself to get the essence of life. I was surprised when he didn’t, and now I see he actually did! Beautiful story! I’m off to read the epilogue and extras now 🙂

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  28. skcaga6 says:

    OMG Evelyn ate Lucas!

    Great story though. I’m actually sad that it’s at its end.

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  29. msmarvel98 says:

    I knew you would do it! The whole happy-but-not-final-ending! I was really hoping you would do it, to end the story on a happy note, but leave us imagining how the story continues for Krysti’s family, and how the story continues for Ev!

    Very happy you wrote an epilogue – I hope either Ev meets someone she will fall in love with, or it’ll show her seeing Lucas again when she dies. Oooh, I don’t know – will you show a beginning, or an end??

    LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS STORY ❤ You obviously put SO MUCH WORK into everything, and I'm so incredibly grateful I got to read it all for free (have you thought about writing a book? You should write a book). Onto the epilogue!!!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this ending! And I hope you enjoy the epilogue as well 🙂

      I’m really touched by how much you enjoyed this! I’ve actually been considering taking this story and turning it into a publishable book 🙂 It would take a lot of work, since there could be no pictures and I’d have to take away the sim-like stuff. But I actually have a notebook full of ideas of things to add and change about the story, all while staying true to the heart of this story. I can’t promise it’ll ever happen… but I’d love to take the time to do that someday. 🙂

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  30. kaycee39 says:

    OMG!!! I have been completely entranced and totally consumed by this story. This has been by far the best Sim Lit story that I have come across thus far!!! You are truly a gifted writer and story teller. Thank you so very much for taking me on this journey with you and the entire cast of this tale.There were so many times when I wanted to comment but instead I just moved on to the next chapter because I couldn’t get enough, well it is basically the end (I still need to read the epilogue) and I had to give you a sky rise high five and the most sincere kudos of this piece of spectacular work. Thank You and I cant wait to move on to D2D 🙂

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  31. summonerd says:

    Wahhhh.

    It’s three am and I have class tomorrow. Damn.

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