Haru lifted her head. She hadn't witnessed what had happened with Kiku. She looked down to see her friend, bloodied and weeping, next to her. Haru broke the spear away from her and threw it to the ground. Both of the girls fell to their knees.
"Kiku.... we are done here. There is one more...I trapped. We need not find him." Haru was struggling for breath. She was bleeding profusely from her wounds. Haru, walking slowly on her knees, made her way to a small burning plank and held it to her wounds. "Ahhhhhh!" She screamed, cauterizing the wound. Haru picked Kiku up by the shoulder and helped carry her through the rubbish that was once the city center. The girls looked around at what was left of the town. They had completed their mission. Kiku had passed out at this point. Haru carried Kiku to the hole she had made earlier, laying her behind a small tree that rested next to it. "I have to finish this, Kiku."
Haru searched the inner city. There she found the final remaining guard. Concrete had fallen on his legs, trapping him there. Haru walked up next to the man, wrapped her hand around his throat, and spoke. "This is the result of defying us. My ..." Haru tripped on her words. "My..friend, lays outside, not an ounce of strength left. She is beaten beyond compare. I have been pushed past my limits, hardly able to stand. But this..." Haru looked around , "This is what happens. You will live. You will live to spread our word. Tartarus is back. We will always be here. Today you are the lucky man that gets to spread fear. Go home. Hug your children, kiss your wife. I have had enough of this today. But if I ever see one of your men attack Kiku again, I will tear the flesh from your bones." Haru gathered her remaining magic and shattered the rock covering the man. She walked around the corner, and back to Kiku. Lifting her onto her back, Haru walked down the road they came, back toward the Tartarus guild hall.