"Well good. We came in to help test security and help out and he treated us like we were the worst prisoners the place ever had. I hate to think what he could do with resources, his training, and attitude he has without being restrained by the legal system."
"Aww, I know that. But I knew they are harmless, I just wanted to see if he was stupid enough to fall for a bluff like that. Anyone who falls for the old 'I'm sick' gag from a 'prisoner' shouldn't be running a prison."She puts a hand on March's shoulder and grins. "Don't worry. Being put in a hyperspace pocket's harmless. I wouldn't have let that jerk get away with dumping you in one otherwise -- but you barely needed my help to escape."
"So not only did we reveal an idiot was running the place, security measures that are dangerous, stopped Rainbow 7 from taking White Rabbit for their mistress' schemes, took down an eldritch abomination, got to give smack-talk to Rainbow 7's boss lady and watch them have to be bailed out, but we also helped ensure an innocent man will be set free and all the Dreamer in the Darkness's victims are alive and free as well. This has been a pretty good day for starting out so crappy thanks to John Warden's attitude. I do have one question, will AEGIS or another organization be helping these people to adjust to having been gone for around a century and to all the changes that have happened in that time?"Barret continues. "I have a pleasant surprise for you: after the lowest levels were thoroughly searched, we discovered a very confused group of people wearing fashions from the 1920's. They're all the people who went missing during the original spate of disappearances surrounding Percy Blackcroft."
Kisai knows why, of course. When you killed the Dreamer, the souls it devoured spilled out of its ruptured belly.
"Mr. Blackcroft. It's alright for you to come in now."
The bridge access doors glide open, and Blackcroft steps through them: weary, bowed, but relieved. "I wish none of you had to go through this," he says, stepping forward to shake hands or hug each of you in gratitude. "But I am glad beyond measure to have met you. You freed me from a hell that's lasted nearly a century. I will never forget you and what you did for me."
"It'll take some time for the courts to work," Barrett says quietly. "But with the missing people found, Blackcroft's murder convictions are likely to be overturned. You have given him a great deal of hope."