>>875>Silent, Chimera then watches as Mosaic stares at him.
"….He had to die. That piece of shit isn't my father, and he's not your uncle either."
>Chimera then looks down, as Mosaic crosses his arms.
"He left himself open when he entered my mind. I made sure to lure bait for all of his copies. Then when the moment was right….."
"Hivemind, right. I figured as much. First time he opened his mind up entirely - and it was because you were-"
>More silence passes between the two armored figures as Mosaic then asks a final question.
"….Miranda told you, didn't she?"
>Chimera nods slowly as he dissipates the blaster into a sub-dimension with his gear.
"Guess she couldn't live with the guilt anymore. Figured she'd be honest with me eventually. Look, Aiden."
>Chimera turns towards Mosaic, stating:
"I know you don't agree with how I do things - but he had to die. You tried locking him away the first time, and look at the result. He faked losing his memory, and came right back. Sooner or later, you're gonna have to decide how much of a vigilante you want to be."
>Mosaic shakes his head, stating:
"No, Marek. I can't cross that line, and you know it. I would've found another way, eventually."
"Right, of course you would."
>Mosaic then takes a note of Chimera's advanced armor:
"Huh, scanning it doesn't give me much to go on. Wait a minute. Is that a Phase Gear? I thought there were only 3-"
"More advanced. Whatever this stuff was, I got the latest model - you've got the old prototype."
"Well then, I guess that makes us even - what with me having the better powers than you and all."
>Chimera scoffs once more before looking over at the dead corpse of Chiral, sighing once more.
"….At least this is over. For now at least. You still need to find the rest of his labs and destroy everything that's left - before somebody else gets ideas."
"I know. I'll get on it next week. Oh and Marek?"
>Chimera, already turning to walk away, turns his head back to hear his cousin:
"….Thanks. You're right - I can't cross your line, but I won't lie that sometimes, the hard way counts for something."
"Noted. See you around Aiden. Don't get into trouble, I'm going to. Dad was right about one thing - Faust needs to pay for what he's done."
>Chimera then disappears in a shimmering distortion field - leaving Mosaic alone with the dead corpse of his uncle to bury.