Mark awoke with a start, breathing heavily. The images of the aliens were still very fresh in his mind. As Mark looked around, he realised that he was once again in his bedroom, in Richard’s mansion. What… How did this happen? he thought, confused. The last thing he remembered, he was fighting off the Xir’algath. And now he suddenly found himself in bed. Mark peered out the window nearby. No more aliens. Not the slightest trace of anything having happened in the city. The skies were clear, and th streets were clean. It was a beautiful day.
Had it all been a dream? Mark wondered as he looked around his bedroom. He saw Sadie sleeping next to him. “Good morning, honey.” Sadie said as she woke up, rolling over to face Mark. “Sadie?” Mark said, some tears in his eyes. “I don’t get it. I thought I lost you…” he said, biting his lip. “What are you talking about, silly? I’m right here.” Sadie said, kissing Mark.
Suddenly, Mark heard little footsteps nearby, and the bedroom door began to creak open. Mark turned to the door, apprehensive of whatever could be on the other side. Then, a little boy entered the room. “Good morning Mommy. Morning Dad!” the boy said, jumping into Mark’s arms.
“Good morning, Jack!” Mark said, recognising his son as he hugged him close. Mark began to remember that Jack had always been his son, for 10 years by now.
Perhaps maybe it had been a dream after all. Mark didn’t know, nor care. He was just happy to be back with his family.
Meanwhile, all the other inhabitants of New Evo City would have similar strange things happen to them as they awoke, reality now having been restored to normal. At least…somewhat. They would find that a few things may be different about this new world.