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 +//Its time to leave, now, Meg.//
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 +//Yeah, I know.//
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 +//
 +Take a last look around this place. We might not be able to return when we leave.//
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 +//
 +Blade, you coming?//
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 +//I am. Just give me a moment.//
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 +//Hey, brother, what's going to happen to us when we leave?//
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 +//
 +Its the end, now. I don't think there's a thing that happens after the end.//
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 +//
 +Do we go back to the beginning?
 +//
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 +//I don't think that's going to happen to us any more.//
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 +//Not even if we want to?//
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 +//
 +Well... you'll have to see. Maybe if you ask really nicely. I'm not sure how it all works, to be honest.
 +//
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 +//Where'd DeBose go?//
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 +//
 +He's still got to stay a little while. He's got his own path to walk.//
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 +//Oh, that's right, he's not supposed to be in here in the first place, is he?//
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 +//No, but he still seems to have enjoyed himself. He did the most out of all of us, to see in the good future. He just needs to be somewhere else, to have his own good future.//
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 +//Its been a long and strange journey, hasn't it, brother?//
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 +//
 +That it has.//
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 +//Oh, it looks like Blade's gone. We'll be next.  //
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 +//We better be ready. We don't want to be late...//
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 +A lone guardian walks on into the night. The wind and the snow whips up around him. He puts his hands in his pockets and stares up at the sky. All the stars in the sky are shining, and so are all the lights in the many windows, including the one in the room with the arcade machine, which is flashing on and off as the game moves on. It is cold, so cold that he can see his breath, but he is content. It is the End, and he is at peace.
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 +His eyes open and he takes a deep breath. He recoils from the shock of existing, like a man trying to keep his balance. It has been so long since he was in a physical body. He can't remember how it works, living, breathing, moving. He didn't know that you could feel every system in your body so vividly, when you're not used to it. So much pain, but he doesn't understand pain either. Even the dim red and blue lights hurt his eyes. So cold...
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 +“Easy, now,” says a voice, “There's nothing to worry about. You've just been woken up.”
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 +His lips move. His voice comes out a croak as he tries to remember how to form words.
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 +“It'll hurt for a few days, but it won't last. We'll get you checked out in the clinic. Then you're free to go,” said the voice, “Do you understand? Your sentence is over. You're free to go.”
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 +“How long?” he asked.
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 +“Ah. I'm afraid its been quite a long time. Probably longer than I could explain to you without resorting to unscientific terms like 'infinite years'. Um, the world might be a little different than you were expecting.”
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 +He blinked. He had no idea what the man was talking about. He had got completely lost at the word 'free'. He allowed himself to be helped to his feet, then he walked, with aid, around the viewing balcony of the Carbon Room, past the machine itself, then towards the door. The other man was humming the music. Come to think of it, he didn't recognise the music...
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 +Another voice was talking to him, “Hey, did they let you out too? I only just got told the good news. I told them, I said I'm not leaving this Island if I don't want to. The outside world doesn't really hold any meaning for me any more. I don't think I'd even survive outside. To tell you the truth, I like it here. Its gotten a lot better recently. Kinda peaceful, being the only ones left. What about you? Hey, do you even recognise me? You look completely lost. Its John. Hey, Garian? Garian?”
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