Tiffanie had to take a job in the mall so she could save up enough money to go on a trip to find Lipton. She was interrupted by Brutis and Brook announcing their engagement.
As soon as her shift was over, she followed them to the tuxedo shop, but on the way…
A man with dirty blond, shaggy hair was sitting on a bench. His one chocolate eye and crystal blue eye sparkled with pain. It was Lipton, just...Older. A year? He leaned back, taking a deep breath. "Smokey...." He muttered. "Brook....Tiga...Blue....Percy..." He said the names as if he was trying to at least remember their faces.
Tiffanie stopped following Brook and Brutis. "If that's really him… only one way to find out." She took a breath and started humming a song. Lipton ran his fingers through his hair, his knuckles were red and had cuts on them.
"All your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections…" they sang together. Tiffanie went over to the bench and looked at him.
When he looked up, He saw Tiffanie. "T-T-T-Tiff-Tiffanie?" He almost broke down crying.
Tiffanie sat on the bench next to him and hugged him tightly. "Yes, Lipton… I'm here." She started crying too. "I love you, Lipton!"
He broke down. "I've traveled from Africa to here trying to look for you!! He-He told me you were dead!"
"And I thought your evil clone killed you so he could take your place!" She kissed his forehead, nose, and both cheeks.
"You just kissed a face that desperately needs a shower.." He grinned.
"I don't care… I'm just glad you're alive!"