A/N: Is this what I think it is? Oh my God, it's an update! So sorry for the delay. You all do not know how close I was to putting this on hiatus. I've been getting back into Pokemon lately, and it has just occupied my time. For anyone reading FOR GO, that story IS on hiatus for a while. Total writers block on that. Well, anyways...here is the FINAL chapter of Letting Her Go: Not An Option!!!!!! If you are confused by the length and the ending, READ THE AUTHOR NOTE AT THE END! IT WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING! YES, I KNOW THIS IS A SHORT CHAPTER! ENJOY AND SAVORE!!!!!!!
As I ran over to Kevin's limp body, Ben got himself off the floor. He staggered a little, as he stared at me in utter shock. I could tell he was a mix of impressed, happy, and fearful. After snapping out of his trance, he ran over to help my parents. My mother had finally woken up, and had luckily missed the spectacle completely. My father on the other hand was visibly shaking.
I finally reached Kevin, and knelt down beside him. His breathing was shallow, and I could hear him wheezing. His shirt had already fallen off during his transformation, so it made it simpler to check for serious wounds. He had a dark bruise forming on the skin above his right lung, and blood was seeping out of a gash on his stomach. I placed my ear against his chest, forcing myself to hold back tears. His heart was still beating properly, and at a steady rate. I sighed out of relief.
Well, at least you're okay. I said quietly, placing a gently kiss on his forehead. Now if only I knew what was wrong with me. I felt someone's hand on my back, and expected to find Ben standing behind me. But when I turned, I was met with another familiar face.
It's time that you came with me. My grandmother said.
How did you know about...this? I said, pointing at myself.
Elder Anodites have the ability to sense a disturbance in their kin's well-being. She replied, helping me stand. There is no reason for you to stay here, and society will not except you as you are now.
You can't just change me back? I said, my eyes filling with tears. She shook her head.
I'm sorry, but the only way to change back is to master your powers. And that could take years. She replied grimly. I wiped a stray tear away, and nodded. I knew I had no choice. I didn't even say good-bye to my parents or Ben. I walked with my grandmother out of the building, preparing to teleport off.
Wait! A voice yelled, as the sound of footsteps became louder.
Ben? I said, turning. Indeed it was. What are you doing? Ben didn't reply. Instead he ran up and engulfed me in a hug. Shocked at first, but eventually I hugged back.
I'm going to miss you. He said, and I could hear the sincerity in his voice.
I'm going to miss you too. Take care of my parents, and look after Kevin for me. Make sure he doesn't get into too much trouble. I said, as we parted from our embrace.