" Sister."

She jumped a little, turned around.

" Oh! Lyena! I heard that you had finally arrived," she said, relieved that it was not Lanta again.

" I've had time to think about you," he said. " I want to know what you're going to do after."

" That's a tough question," she answered truthfully, leaning over the balcony railing. Sunset.

" You do have a goal, don't you? To not have children. To not be the Lyeha, or Lorhe. So what is it that you actually want from all this? Have you planned 'after'? Or is this just a poorly orchestrated scheme to die? It will be tomorrow, Lesa, so answer me now."

A moment of silence.

" I thought about it for a long time. I thought about what the difference between me and everyone else was... And so."

She turned to him.

" I will defeat Fausta, and I will become Lyena, and then, finally, I'll be free of all of this."

... Nova was taken aback by the strength in her.