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Amalthea keeps running, her hand on her bleeding wound. She's running to Lucina's house, as though for comfort. She finally reaches the huge estate, running to the front porch.

AMALTHEA: Lucina! Lucina! She bursts through the door and collapses near the typewriter she was near earlier. She doubles over, covering her face and sobbing. She finally looks up: Lucina, why did you leave me? I need you!

Out of her anger, she pulls the floorboard that Medomai was distracted by up and off the floor. Underneath is a stockpile of papers. With a confused look, she pulls the papers out.

Amalthea holds the letters up and reads them, her confusion building.

VOICEOVER BY LUCINA:
"I write in this journal to confess the wrongs of the day. My conscious is weighed down, and every day I grieve for the life I once had as the pure Lucina. This is my start. If anyone finds this, please read on.
I met Amalthea for the first time in a long time today, the one who I thought wasn't with Daedalus anymore. They're engaged.
He's abusing her. He's killing her!
Yet I keep seeing him. I'm having an affair, and so is he. It's not love, though; it's lust. But he seduced me, and now that I can see he's violent, I can't escape.
Aristaeus' heart will be broken. Amalthea's heart will be broken. My bones will be broken. This is my confession. Do forgive me. Anyone who can."

AMALTHEA: Such filth! These liars! She crumbles the paper. How could you do this to me?! She pulls out another paper, unable to stop reading.

VOICEOVER BY LUCINA:
"My parents have died. I have realized that I won't be around forever. I must make things right before I end."

Amalthea drops the paper in horror, pulling out another.

VOICEOVER BY LUCINA:
"This may be my last entry. I told Daedalus I'm leaving him. My will is hidden in these walls. If it is found, use it. If it isn't, I don't know what to do.
I just don't know what to do.
He was unusually violent. He threw things at me: beer bottles, vases, everything.
Mother Father Amalthea Somebody save me."

AMALTHEA, sobbing: No! Lucina! I'm unfaithful! What are we coming to? She looks around, tears spilling down her cheeks, and sees a patched hole in the wall. How could I be so ignorant, Lucy?

Amalthea stands up and breaks the seal. There is an empty glass case inside, but nothing else.

AMALTHEA: Somebody took it. She panics, backing up. Oh, no. No. DAEDALUS, YOU GREEDY, MURDERING, DRUNKARD!

The End

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