After

Interlude 9 - Emily

Emily

It's gone. The weight, the pull. It's empty. Silent.

The warmth of light washes over her. A waterfall of glistening shimmers. Drawing her closer.

Breathe. Breathe.

It's over.

He knows. Matt knows.

The light swells. So close. So close to swallow her.

Just step forward. Step into it.

"Shall we do it together?" A gruff voice. Beside her. She looks.

A man. Dark skin. Ageing skin, wrinkles growing. Young yet old.

His eyes. She recognises them. From behind goggles, behind a mask, she has seen them.

Somewhere, deep down, she knows him.

She nods.

They take one step. And two. Until the light envelopes them. Together.

Peace.

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