48 Recent Deviations
[Return to the Zone] - 32/33 - the End....and Nikolai began to narrate:
"She followed us, right, I noticed that.
I mean, what did she imagin?
She's not trained for that, did she think she could outsmart me? I had warned her not to follow us... But she didn't obey.
For a while I thought I could take care of her, too, after all she was very close, but when we saw the controllers it was clear to me that it was only a matter of time. That's why I left you behind, for it should be easier for me to concentrate on her."
"And why didn't you return? Why you didn't tell me?"
"I should have done, you're right. But I thought I could handle it. I went on, but then the monolith fighters became too many. I actually thought they'd be easier to overpower without central controls, but I guess I was wrong. As I should see, in two ways...
I tried to bypass them, and they didn't seem to be after me. There were a few opportunities where they had able to kill me, but they didn't... Then I became aware, they were after her. I tried to interc