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[The world battle for Safa has come to an end... Although, Darkness still threatens the planet considerably, and has left Oathville in tatters. The area is flooded... Water has become the issue, but the ice has relented. Daniel will continue working for Darkness, but only as a temporary cover-up. He now allies himself with what is known as "The Gray Area", the convergence from white to black, or black to white. It is the area between Light and Darkness, although he sees the big picture, and agrees with Light's perspective. Unfortunately, it will be some time before he is freed from Darkness...

The battle against Hellspawned has been won... for now.]
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P A R T Y
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-Ancient Growth Forest.-
[Amen, Aren, and Vulpixis have returned to Oathville. Eenie has returned to the Ancient Growth, meeting the saviors of the growth along the way and thanking them dearly. She now allows each of them one little wish, something that can't change the world, but it matters...]
Eenie: [Flying around the five, spreading magical dust as she does so.] You're all so heroic! You most, most, most definitely deserve it! [She hops in flight, more sparkles raining from her as she does so, almost forming a small firework.]
Chris: Aww, thanks Eenie.
Daniel: Yeah, that means a lot to us. [Smiles.]
Safiri: A wish!? Oh gosh! I... One second! This is awesome... Okay okay, uh... Um... How about... Oh, it can't be too big, can it?
Eenie: Sooooorrrrrry! I'm just an Eenie meenie forest fairyyyy. I can only do so much!
Safiri: ...Okay... ...Hmm...
Ray: What do you think you're gonna wish for, Safie?
Safiri: You remember when we first became plants, Ray...? We despaired... We thought life would never be the same. That was true, but it was for the better... It wasn't a curse. It was a blessing... And it's our world.
Ray: You mean... we're so much like our world?
Safiri: We really are... Our world... Our Ancient Growths... Eenie, I wish... Hmhm, that I was even more of a plant. So much so that I wasn't just leafy, but... flowery.
Ray: ...Me too. I wish I could at least bear fruit... That would be so cool...
Eenie: Ooh, that's so pretty! You two think awesomely, okay here goes! [She waves her wand, a sparkly beam sent at them. With a few seconds, Safiri's ears grow larger, and flowers bloom in her leafy hair. For Ray, his entire tail becomes comprised of leaves. His hair and ears grow as well... At the tip of his tail, a small tangerine hangs.]
Safiri: [She looks excitedly over to Ray.] C-cool!!
Eenie: [Giggles and looks to Slianna.] Would you like to join the fun? Hehe~!
Slianna: You know... I would like to, but I already look planty enough as it is! [Chuckles.] All my life... I've wondered what it would be like to be a mammal... I've had dreams... I've had fantasies that I'm a fox like Safiri, or a squirrel like Ray... My family is the only reptilian family in Oathville... and it's sad... It's odd, but we're sterile as long as we're here... Eenie, I wish I was a mammal.
Eenie: Hm, sure! What'cha wanna be?
Slianna: Mm, whatever you think I would look cutest as! [Giggles.]
Eenie: Okie dokie! [She taps Slianna's nose gently with her want, sparkles beginning to envelop the changing snake...]
Slianna: [She watches with enthusiasm as the sparkles surround her... She can feel her body beginning to take a new shape...]
[Everyone watches eagerly... A few seconds after it started, the sparkles begin to vanish, revealing the new Slianna. She is a cat.]
Slianna: Whoa... Whoa! I feel... itchy! [She looks at herself, almost stumbling as she is now on four legs... and for that matter, on legs. She feels her new structure in its entirety.] This is so cool! Everything's cozier... I feel taller. [In reality, she's actually quite short, just under Safiri's height.]
Safiri: [Approaches Slianna.] Cooooool... It must feel so weird.
Chris: I can totally relate to the feeling, Slianna! Heheh, trust me.
Slianna: Of becoming a mammal?
Chris: Well... humans are already mammals. I'm talking about the quadrupedal thing.
Slianna: [Blinks.] ......Humans are mammals? ...Whoa... YOu really do learn something new everyday.
Eenie: Hehe! Now, Mr. I'mnolongerevil, how about you?
Daniel: Ah shucks. You don't have to grant me a wish, Eenie... I already got it... And for all that bigger, problematic stuff to come, that's for me. Save yourself the trouble!
Eenie: How noble and just! You really were meant for the bright side! Okie dokie, you? [Turns to Chris.]
Chris: Well... I do have a wish...
[Everyone turns to Chris.]
Chris: I wish we were all back at Oathville together.
Eenie: Coming right up--...Wait... really? No fancy... thing? Just a little warp magic? ...You sure?
Chris: Positive. [Nods.]
Eenie: ...Before I bring you all back... You gotta hear this... Oathville's been destroyed...
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[There is not even a word from the group...]
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Eenie: ...Eek... I'm really sorry...
Chris: It's not your fault at all, Eenie... It's Hellspawned's. For now... I can't say what I want to do to them... I don't even know what I can do, they're so powerful faced alone...
Daniel: ...Chris...
Chris: Mhmm, Danny?
Daniel: I'm... kind of shaky on the other, newer Shades. In fact, I don't get along with them... But... Have you been to any other worlds before this one?
Chris: I've been to Soren. Why? [Tilts his head.]
Daniel: Then you saw Lea... Chris... Lea loved you... She still does. I know it. She's... conflicted. She looks up to Naught, but she also looks up to you... I did... But I chose you, because you're family... There is no one else, no one out of me, Idi, and Ginsengaar that thinks more highly of you than Lea... From what you say... Hellspawned probably hasn't been seen on Soren yet, but they know there's a threat here... Darkness and Hellspawned will both move to Soren... and the Antifigurate World... and Mobius, and Aquatica, and form there on out.
Chris: ...Lea... She still cares... I knew it.
Daniel: She does, man. Idi and Ginsengaar would too... You gotta go back to Soren... Fight with the Eclipses there, with Kutzu, Susie, Ectie, and with Lea... Fight Hellspawned, because I know they'll be there...
Chris: ...I understand... Okay. [Nods again...] Thank you, Danny...
Daniel: 'Course. Dude, I'll be watching you... I'll be wishing I could help you, and that'll become a reality soon enough... Gather the Shades, Chris, and we can work with Light to overpower Naught... Not even the Overlord of Misery himself could break the bonds that we share...
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[Eenie takes the five back to Oathville... then leaves them with Amen, Aren, and Vulpixis... She spoke the truth. Oathville is a flooded disaster... Even though their families and their friends may be out of sight, there is still hope.]
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P A R T Y
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-Flooded Oathville.-
[The five heroes stand before the village... Amen, Aren, and Vulpixis stand behind them.]
Safiri: ...[Shakes her head, closing her eyes. She buries her face into Chris' side...] ...This isn't happening...
Chris: [Looks at Safiri...] ...Saf... (Poor thing...) [Looks at Ray and Slianna. The two are cuddling close as well, in tears.] (Poor... Eclipses... All I can think about is revenge on Hellspawned for doing this... And Saf's Script... Is it safe...?) Safiri...
Safiri: ...This... is a nightmare... [Looks back at her home...]
Daniel: ...I wonder if Darkness made away with the Script after all...
Safiri: [Sighs, leaning into Chris again.]
Chris: I'm... so sorry... Safiri...
Amen: ...Script, you say? What is this Script...?
Daniel: It's a long story... ...Are you going to be returning to Me'ihm by any chance?
Amen: Most likely... And the Eclipses shall be coming with us. It is not safe here...
Aren: A-and I think... th-that we've done j-just about all we can do f-for now... W-we really have to aid th-the other Phaze Guardians and E-Eclipses.
Chris: We do... but before we move on... Amen, Aren I have to go to Soren with Kutzu.
Amen: Hm? Why for, Chris?
Chris: We didn't encounter Hellspawned there, Amen. What if they are terrorizing the Dragon Army as we speak? Or the Creminine?
Amen: Ah... May I ask why you would wish to drag Kutzu into this?
Chris: It is his world, and... Safiri, Ray, and Slianna... I... they're my family... it took them to... How do I say this...?
Daniel: [Looking into the sky.] It takes three Eclipses and a heck of a guy to make a Shade feel so much closer to Light... [He smiles.]
Chris: Exactly! If I gather the Eclipses on Soren, Lea will change her ways... I know it... I just know.
Amen: ...Well... Very well...
Aren: ...B-but where will you go now, Daniel?
Daniel: I have to RTC. I told Chris that I would still be operating under Darkness until Light's power grew... and we could finally take Naught down.
Chris: ...I have to do this, Amen...
Amen: ...I believe this is your Connection speaking... What a brilliant plan, I say... Will you revert into your Perfect form?
Chris: ...I... don't know... I'm not Fourth right now, I'm Chris... and until I discover why, I think I'll be like this for awhile... (Maybe until I learn more about Vince... And why the other Believers and Saviors want to destroy him so badly... What... in the world... happened in Reality? ...Maybe that's another one of my goals. I need to return to Reality before I go to Castle Tartarus, or Mirror World, or the Empyreal Paradox... A lot of answers are waiting in Reality.)
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[At this moment, Safiri, Ray, and Slianna gather around Amen. They are prepared to leave for Me'ihm Gardens. Chris joins the group, saying his farewells to Daniel... Within a few seconds, Aren and Amen work together to conjure a luster gateway that leads to the land of the Phazes...]
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[Daniel himself conjures a dark corridor before giving Oathville a final glance...]
Daniel: ...It will be restored...
[He walks through the corridor...]
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[All is desolate...]
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