Gill returned safely from the spirit world.
Gill couldn’t quite catch Alhama’at’s last words as the world faded, yet something told him it had to do with their family.
“Ya know… I too could have ended up like him.” Gill considered what could have happened if he hadn’t friends to support him. It was as Reiya said, fate had changed, all due to her intervention.
Gill left the cave and returned to Laurite’s hermitage.
“You’re back I see. I trust you’ve come to know…?”
“I’m truly sorry, Gill.”
“There’s a lot I’d like to talk about. But I’ve wasted enough time, for now I’ve gotta go. You take care now, old man!”
“Later! I’ll come by next time to play with your disciples!”
Gill rode the winds and took to the skies. Gill gained further understanding of his powers from his battle with Alhama’at. But at what cost? How much time was lost in that cave? How fared the battles with the minions of the Witch? While Gill could tell the world certainly hadn’t ended, he felt the battles must have at least started by now.
As he thought that, a few surges of power could be felt in the distance. One of those surges appeared to peak before fading out completely. It seems a battle had reached its conclusion in that direction. As Gill was about to head in the direction, he sensed a presence a fair distance away. He used his spirit magic to look into the distance, only to find a familiar figure.
It was Ayu. However, the ambience around her made her feel like an entirely different person to Gill.
“Getting done in so easily… pathetic. Whatever… I’ve found what I was looking for. As I thought, my soul was consumed by that one… I’ll make them give it back… give it back, give it back, give it back!”