Detritus: It’s been so long, but we can finally proceed.
Trace: Who’s there?! What are you doing with Maren?
Trace: What’s happened to Rose?!
Detritus: …I do not understand these questions. As I said, the body is prepared. Rose is as she ever was, since being made the heart of the estate.
Detritus: You set me to awaken in the event that Rose should ever break free from her restrictions. I have activated the guardians to ensure nothing interrupts the ritual.
Trace: I… you what?! Whatever this is, it needs to stop! Who are you?!
Detritus: . . . So, it’s true. Our memories have been tampered with.
Detritus: …No matter. I was another experiment of ours. A contingency. One… not quite successful.
Detritus: You called me Detritus.
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