Driving off in a winnebago. It was the typical happy ending. Except they were only just embarking on the beginning. God knows, it had been a long, treacherous journey to get to the point of deliriousness they currently inhabited. Even though so many hearts had been broken, including theirs, it all seemed worth it for what they had now. Together.
After what seemed like an eternity in each others arms, they awoke from their slumber, but neither moved willingly. The sight of Niles' perfect face, smiling at her, took her breath away. She couldn't believe...
The door hung dangerously by it's one remaining hinge, but behind it lay a secret too terrible to imagine.
He staggered through, the time was 1:30AM. His mother always told him that nothing good happens after 2AM, so he thought it best to get in was on the brink of being drunk, but he was not quite there. Yet.
The pain was unbearable. She was gone from his world. She was gone from everybody's world. The curtains were hanging, tattered and ripped, swaying from side to side. The rotten wooden window ledge was full of fatal wood worm. The...
It was the only release from the after the other he drank, until,eventually, the whole bottle was empty.
A Few Hours Before
The tophats stood out the severity of his situation was addressed by the black suits and the hankerchief, damp from his world had turned around axis was spinning out of control and he was on the edge, clinging on for dear life.
The door was his worst enemy. But what was behind it was his worst felt like a lifetime to get to his destiny. His fingers ached and trembled as he placed them on the handle...
Goodnight and Goodbye - Chapter 3
How can you want a night to never end but hurry up, all at the same time? That's what he wanted more than anything, but he didn't know which yet. Wanting the night to never end, a token of his desire for Daphne to rethink her decision and for the wedding to never be in reach. Then again, it going quicker would symbolise a new day, new beginnings.
The night to never end is what he wanted. If a new day dawned, it would mean a new life. A life without Daphne, and whatever had happened here tonight, he couldn't bear the thought of it.
He woke with Eddie lingering over him and Martin at the end of the bed.
"Oh, God" he muttered, stretching. Frasier was nowhere to be seen.
"What happened, son?" Martin inquired.
"To be honest dad, it is all a bit of a blur. Daphne rejected me." The look of pity of Martins face made Niles believe he felt truly sorry for him. He knew his father wasn't the most supportive when it came to him and Daphne, but he still appreciated the fact that he didn't say 'I told you so!'.
He shut the door silently behind him, but not enough for her to hear his fragile heart breaking.
When he re-entered the hotel room from the balcony, a sea of faces greeted him. "Do you wanna drink?" Simon gargled, as soon as he saw Niles' worn face.
He embarked to his room, without another word to Simon or any other members of Daphnes family. As soon as he stepped through the frame, he saw Mel in bed, waiting for him. She put down the book she was reading, on the side table and elegantly unblanketed herself from under the covers....