The celebration on board the Osiris was, to say the least, spirited. Even Orillion, as cautious as he was, enjoyed the celebration. King had drunk more than his share, and looked to be passed out in a corner booth. Lord Hakkera had broken out a bottle of three-hundred-year-old sake and was sharing it liberally with the Blood Dragons he had led.

Trent sat at another end of the bar with Tobias.

"So tell me, old man, how did you find out about our little adventure here?"

"You can thank your friend Juni. She contacted me and told me what was happening. I summoned some of my old flying buddies and we came to do what we could."

"Excuse me, gentlemen," said Juni behind them, "I need to borrow Trent for a moment."

Tobias looked at Trent and winked. Trent got up and followed Juni.

"Orillion wants to speak with us," Juni explained as she led Trent to Orillion.

"Ah, there you are," said Orillion. "We have achieved a great victory today, but I still fear that we have not seen the last of them. In the meantime, however, you two have earned a nice long vacation. I have managed to secure two tourist permits to planet Gaia over in Edinburgh."

Juni smiled and slid her hand into Trent's.

"Now get out of here before I find something else for you to do." Orillion smiled and turned back to his drink.

"Guess we better do as he says," Trent said as he and Juni walked away.

"You know, I've been wondering," Juni said. "Do you think we'll ever know how and why Chavez did what he did?"

"Probably not. All that matters is he died a hero's death and saved humanity. I think that makes up for a lot."

Juni thought for a moment. "You know, it might take a little while to mop up the remaining Nomads in the colonies."

"Well then, we'd better get out of here before they assign us to find them."

Juni smiled. "You're right. Now let's go get lost."


Sorry for not uploading because my computer f****d up because of a virus. By the way, I'm actually releasing this epilogue with a new fanfic, Freelancer: The Ancients. But because it aws consumed by the virus, I have to create it from scratch. So, be patient please.