The large stone ring rotates, the center exploding outward. Chloe looks ahead, Yaska behind her. The light of the liquid wormhole illuminates her face.
“This is it.” She walks up to the dimensional portal and shakes her head, “Time to go back home, to my real home.”
Yaska looks on. “I… I might stay here a while. It’s kinda nice.”
“I care not for this city. The people here are useless, lacking charisma and leadership. Anything learned here does not help me in my own world. The physics and history are all different. It is hell for a scholar such as myself.”
“Maybe I’ll follow some time. But for now… I have hope.”
Chloe closes her eyes. Yaska follows her and they hug. Then, Chloe steps through the gate.
Yaska unplugs the battery from the gate and the dimensional rift closes. “Well, let’s see if I made the right choice…”