Teruya Kuru serves as the only witness when the time of Jaqk Wright's death is officially called.
He doesn't quite understand how he feels as her exposed, bloody body looks up sightlessly at the bright white lights above. Then, they stare no more as a technician closes them before placing a sheet over her naked corpse.
Teruya, after losing so many people in the days following Siron's arrival, cannot process one more death. It could be said that he processed none of them, ignoring them until the time was right.
But there was never a right time.
Now, there never will be.
Siron is recovering. Back at the battlefield, her body slowly assimilates. Bombardments have already been carried out. Even now, the largest nuclear weapon ever constructed, the seventy-five...
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