"I think I remember how to climb stairs. It's easier than climbing mountains. And you don't need hands"
She walked upstairs. Unsure which door leads to the 'spare room', she hesitated for a second, but decided to approach a random one.
"It gets complicated when it comes to doors"
If it was her house, she'd have opened this troublesome gateway with a well placed kick.
Well, Delain did tell Rin to make herself at home...
As she waited for Delain to give her a hand, Rin decided to fill her in on some issues.
"Project Purity was our biggest undertaking... And I think it was also the main reason for our downfall. The idea of it was very simple"
"Nathan said he hated the sky as it is today. He said it was 'muddy brown', and reminded him of swamp water. He also mentioned that... A long time ago, he was out, spending the time with somebody, and it was raining a lot... And they both caught a glimpse of the real sky, just as it was before the world crumbled.
And that's what Project Purity is about. Bringing back that long lost sky. So that people could look up, and see the heartwarming color of hope, instead of a constant reminder of how everything fell apart"
Rin's voice lowered.
"But the costs were too high. They spent so much, setting up a facility in the mountains. And there was more. Food, supplies, bodyguards, equipment... They couldn't handle it. But they were dedicated to their work, not about to just leave it.
And the debts were growing...
Today we all felt the consequences of that"
Rin paused for a moment.
"I... I think he might have avoided contacting you, because he didn't want to get you involved in this"