(It’s killing me keeping you all hanging, so I will no longer delay!)
Ryuko feels a small hand in his, and quite suddenly he is no longer falling, but sitting looking out of the splintered hole in the warroom wall. Alice steps out again and teleports, bringing back Mirk.
She disappears a third time, but does not return immediately. 10 long seconds go past until she reappears, soaking wet, with her hair clinging to her face. She’s holding Ashur’s Spike, but there is no Erdan with her.
She’s in shock.
“He’s… He disappeared… He disappeared! Right as I reached him, he was gone.”
She suddenly speaks to the wand she’s holding.
“Was it you?! Did you save him?”
She apparently hears an answer, it doesn’t satisfy her.
“Who intervened? Who took him?! Answer me?!”