Every world rejected him before.  But now...

Maybe there'll be hope for him still.  Out there.  Somewhere.

... After all, the Eraser Team's out there too.

But... what about us?  With Solaris?  If Project Unification disbands, Solaris'll just end up the same as it did before, right?

Not necessarily.  I thought long and hard about that... especially when the conflict between Void and Sol energies put the idea of SolSavior at risk.  Disaster relief's always something people will need.  And... there's anything we can find about the Primeval Dusk.

Doesn't that sound worthwhile?  Finding out about... where we came from?  How others of Darkness lived in this world of Light?  Certainly would wow your friends during presentation day.

Most of them are just making those really crazy volcanos.  And did you know that some volcanos don't even do that?  They just explode because of all the pressure building-

-And because of different types of magma.  Saw that when our parents made me marathon a decade's worth of nature specials.

[So many amazing animals shown and either domesticated or hunted for food too.  And every single one of them still absolutely disgusting.  What're the odds?]

... But you best get going.  I'm sure Mom and Dad want you in bed at a sane time.

What about you?

Just a bit longer.

[She looks up into the sky.  Thinking back.]

... Loni's not the only one on my mind.

[That was it.... the Lady is gone and Leos no longer has need to fight anymore and he could go back to his treatment. After some deliberation the Filial was to be disassembled and studied in depth in order to gain a better understanding of the Precursor Martian Technology.  But that at the current moment was neither here nor there. With the Raven's Nest collapsing completely, people needed an alternative to the arena battles, a chance to watch pilots give it their all in head to head mechanized chaos...  and PROGTECH - after much redevelopment and reworking of their goals and hierarchy delivered.]


[Cheering loudly from the stadium seat, Leos threw his hands in the air without shame. An advancement in Virtual Technology, miniaturized robotics and a complex particle emission system known simply as HIDEO, Project: Formula Front allowed for people of all ages to purchase and design miniature Armored Cores with ease and pit them against each other in configurable arenas - allowing everything from standard combat in non-standard environments to multi-Core Races through obstacle laden tracks. It was the last lap through a volcanic arena that was under considerable stress, often tearing the track apart - destabilizing footing or making unexpected ramps... and Lana - on the board as Hustler Nine with her AC Cueball just barely managed to cross the finish line, the gundam-colored machine stretching its arm across it as the rival it went head to head with was just mere millimeters behind her. The crowd went absolutely wild as the contestants who didn't have their ACs wrecked all crossed.

Within moments the area reconfigured, a winner's stand with an erupting Volcano as its backdrop and jumping in joy was not just her machine, but also Lana herself.]


[From the looks of it, her competition had no issues with their loss as well, the second and third place contestants having their AC's put the Cueball up on their shoulders. The three beaming brightly as they held their trophies up for a picture.]

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