Charity meets Bugs in the surgery room and silently helps him prep.
Missy sits on a bench near a raised flower bed, where daffodils are starting to bloom.
"Prophet. I know it's stupid to think I won't be able to love if my heart is gone."
Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub."But I'm scared anyway."
Lub-dub."Please. Please, can you make it better? Can you make me not afraid?"
Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub."Or maybe you don't listen to me at all because I'm a soldier."
Lub-dub. Lub-dub."I guess... maybe this is a test. And if I was a good Arnaudin, I would keep my heart and stop fighting. But I can't do that. I can't live with myself if I let innocent people go undefended. Even if it means I'm damned."
Her prayer falls silent. She watches the daffodils flutter in the wind.
"Hellstomper? Ugh. I really hope you're going to give her a better name than that."
Alice turns to the girl. "Hellstomper? Do you want to stay with Jyarl?"
The orc girl grins, showing her sharp teeth and tusks. "I like Jyarl. He's strong and has lots of food."
Alice gives a soft chuckle. "I'll start drawing up the paperwork then."