They had caught the perpetrator, but at what cost?
Astronomical, he knew, was the answer. Everything was back where it should be, and peace had been restored... within a town doomed by more than the actions of a thief.
But the thief had been the catalyst, and that thief now knelt before him, defiantly matching his gaze. Silently daring him to speak.
"All of this is your fault."
He hadn't really been talking to the thief, he realised, but still the thief answered.
"Sure, you keep telling yourself that. But I told
, I didn't"-
"You were found with the evidence."
"I don't know how I got"-
"I don't believe you!" the standing mech snarled.
He wanted to. But there had to be a scapegoat, or their whole situation would only get worse. Nobody else could know the full extent of what had happened.
Some things were worth more than a friendship.
Some were even worth more than an Amica Endura.
"You're making a mistake."
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