The Black

Epilogue: Gone

"This is Worm to Charlie," Dojima's voice cracked as she spoke over her wire, "the crash seems to have taken out the whole factory. I request a temporary interruption to the assault plan until the situation is over."

A voice sounded back. "This is Charlie, That sounds like the safest thing to do."

"Thank you."

The world seemed to slow down in comparison to the chaos they had just witnessed. Slowly police cars and ambulances forced their way on to the grounds of what had once been the factory.

Michael and Sakaki staggered out of the rubble, weak yet not badly harmed.

Nagira rose to greet them. "Oh? Hey you!"

Karasuma managed to find her way out and stumbled over to Dojima.

"Miho!" The blonde exclaimed, smiling softly in the joy of her friend's safety.

"I'm glad we got out of there," Nagira muttered after helping the boys safely up on a hill.

"What about Amon and Robin?" Michael asked, wincing as he force himself in a sitting position.

"What!" Nagira exclaimed, "I thought you were with them!"

They turned to the wreckage. "Then . . . They're still . . . ?"

"No," Nagira spoke softly. "I'm sure they aren't dead."

"How do you know that?" Michael asked, following the man with his eyes as he started to the edge of the hill.

"Well . . . Who knows . . ."

"Huh?"

"It was a coincidence." Karasuma managed to gasp. "A coincidence and a miracle."

"No, that's wrong. It's not." she continued, resting against the remains.

"Do you think Robin and Amon . . ." Dojima trailed off.

"No. I don't." Karasuma replied with a slight smile on her lips.

Dojima smiled, yet still appeared as if she might cry. "They are together with this facility now."

"They've left this world."


A/N: And that's the end!

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