i. the treasure hunter
Rachel does not make it through the night.
He cannot ask a dead woman for forgiveness.
ii. the esper child
She is fey and quiet and beautiful, and she leaves destruction in her wake: fire, all-consuming, ever-hungry.
They treat her with all the reverence due a prized possession.
At night, she dreams of children: mothering them, taking care of them, loving them.
She never works out why.
iii. the general
General Celes Chere disappears from sight.
The memory of her fades until she is nothing more than her name, and her name nothing more than a curse on the wind.
iv. the figaro brothers
Stone is not proof against the combined might of the Empire, and human ingenuity has a limit.
Sabin searches for his twin, and finds only rubble.
v. the knight
He searches for the Phantom Train of myth, and follows it home.
Nothing grows around Doma again.
vi. the gambler
He chases the wind, unfettered by obligations; he will touch the stars in her name.
They find the debris of an airship a year later.
Of the pilot, there is no trace.
vii. the assassin
The dog does not like strangers, and it bites hard.
viii. the girl and her grandfather
This magic? It does not exist.
ix. the wild child
The Veldt is full of animals, many of which have amazing powers of mimicry.
It is astonishing, sometimes, how like a human child they sound.