“No, you didn’t. Now shut up, I know what I’m doing.” Ernest says as he jumps down.
The sewer hatch automatically closes after him. It’s very dark down here, and actually quite claustrophobic - is this even a sewer? It doesn’t even really fit the two of us.
“Engage activation sequence.” Ernest says, slowly and carefully.
“Light.” A voice says. “Tell me what light is.”
“Pure.” Ernest says, sure of himself.
“Tell me what dark is.”
“Messy,” Ernest replies.
“Tell me what reality is.”
“True.” Ernest says. “Pure light. Messy dark. True reality. Show us the path.”
With that, I hear something click into place in some distant world, and then the whirr of an engine. Light fills the room, which almost seems to widen. A door opens, and in the doorway is General Vynr, with a sad smile on his face.