Kanda's body glows.

"Kanda!?" Kurai says. "This light!? What's happening!?"

His eyes open.

"Heh heh heh!" Khione says. "More power! Open up more power!"

Kanda's body begins to shake. "Kanda!?"

"No!" Lenalee says. "I have to hold it in... The power must not be increased further! The power must not be opened! The power of the Kanda's innocence cannot be sent out easily to you!"

Khione cries out. "My forehead! My forehead is splitting! It's scorching! Ohhh... Somebody is controlling my body from inside me! I have to endure a little more. My Queen. If I complete the utilization, I won't have such an inconvenient body... I'll get rid of it. I'll rule this puny world!"

"That can't happen!"

Kanda floats through the air. "Where is this!? It's dark, and scary. Why am I here?Something's been coming after me! I'm scared! Somebody help me!"

"Kanda-chan..." Lenalee calls.

"Huh?" Kanda looks around and sees a shining crystal. "Oh. My innocence!" She floats down to get it. "Great. I was worried when I didn't have it. Without it my body couldn't hold up. It's a part of my body."

"That's right. It is of one mind with you and your heart. You can't be away from it. And you shouldn't easily show it to people. Protect your spirit softly."

"Mother...? No, it's not like in mother's arms. Cool, big, wide... I feel at ease."

"It's all right," Lenalee says, holding him. "I'll give you protection. I won't let them get your beautiful, pure spirit, and the innocence. I'll be sure to save you."

"The innocence's power has weakened!?" says Khione. It is because Kanda has control over it again.

"Kanda!?" says Kurai. "He convulsions stopped!? Her hand... is warm. Is somebody... protecting Kanda's spirit!?"

xxx

The others are all inside the Infinity Labyrinth now.

"You can see the Delta and Tokyo Bay from here," says Allen. "Lots of buildings under construction... Like ruins hiding black monsters... Ruins... That image of ruins... I don't want to think that's a vision of the future! I want to defeat these enemies, whose form we can't see, quickly. I want to live without feeling this anxiety, and return to the peace of before! Unless we hurry and rescue Kurai-chan, Kanda's spirit, and his flame... The time of Death's awakening... The time of the end of the world... Can we return to the peace of before...? Kanda...! Lenalee..."

"No good," says Lavi, his eyes looking out. "I can't get a read on the internal structure or their coordinates. And I can't find any life signs at all..."

"A lot of strong power is accumulating in the Infinity zone," says Miranda. "It has a strong influence. Now this land is becoming chaotic."

"Let's go to the basement," Reiko says. "The labs are concentrated in the basement. We might be able to encounter the daimons."

"Let's divide into two groups," says Lavi. "While we investigate the floors one by one, down from this one, the 56th, you go down to the bottom. Allen, take the elevator to the basement with Reiko. I'll go with Miranda."

"Two groups..." Allen thinks.

Lavi smiles. "Be careful." He leaves with Miranda

"Lavi, Miranda..." Aang calls faintly.

"Let's go," Reiko says. "To the basement." They get in the elevator.

"Heh heh heh," Komui says, working in the lab. "Seems they've boarded the elevator. A death sentence. The pretty ones who carry the lights of the planets' protection. The time has come! The grand occasion of the fruits of my long-awaited dream! My life-work. The superhuman. Hundreds of times a human's brains and physical strength. Tens of times longer a lifespan. Just a little more genetic operation and medicine administration. Then it will be possible to make the cyborg. I'm a genius. They'll be sorry they outcast me. For my research, I've chosen this Omega Area. The heavens gave me another chance since the accident. After the accident, I greatly reconstructed Lenalee's body. It was the birth of the fruit of my dream, the superhuman. During that biggest experiment..."

A blast strikes the building.

"Professor!" Bandia calls. "Lightning!" A bolt hits her.

"Bandia!"

"They descended... Carrying eggs from another world. God chose me. I made a blunder in Kurai's great reconstruction. I found a chance to use an egg of the utilization. I produced beautiful, perfect beings. Next, our loving monster! I won't miss making the failures for us, the rulers of the Black Dream hole. My experiments are for you. If our master's utilization is completed, we can survive completely. But I will continue the utilization by all means! I will get more perfect ones like me! A human has been united with foreign living things. I am clearly the inventor of the new creation, the superhuman. I am its god!"

"Brother..." Lenalee thinks.

The elevator descends.

"I- I'm nauseous..." Allen says.

"You okay, Destroyer of Time?" Reiko asks. "Guess even the Destroyer of Time can't go against gravity on an elevator."

"It's picking up speed," Allen thinks. "Just like... I'm falling endlessly to hell... Scary..."

"I wonder if Lavi and Miranda are okay," Allen says.

"Did you want to go with them?" asks Reiko. "They should be fine."

"Aren't you scared? Never mind! Being trapped in this building of ghosts and this never-ending elevator is getting to me. From here on, we'd fight the big enemy. Or so I thought. I feel like I'm all alone. It's scary. I just feel a bad premonition coming..."

"Don't call this solitude," Reiko says. "Solitude extends more, infinitely. Like the places where we were."

"Tell me," Allen says. "What kind of places were you at, Reiko?"

"Deserted places. Where there's nobody. Completely alone. No one will come to help you. Lonely places."

"But, in any time," says Reiko, "we looked back at the distant Destroyer of Time. That was our only ray of light."

"Yes," says Reiko. "When that light shined, it brought us strength. There was nothing we couldn't do."

"Whenever we were about to give up," says Reiko, "that light always led us on."

"This is taking long," Reiko says. "Too long."

"I'm worried about the others," says Reiko.

The elevator shakes around. The door opens, and they're tossed out of it. They fall through the darkness.

"Destroyer of Time!"

"Reiko!" Allen calls. He loses sight of them. "Darkness everywhere. I'm scared...! Reiko! I can't hear her voice! Where are they!? Miranda! Lavi! I'm worried. We shouldn't have separated back there. Kurai, Lenalee, Kanda! Without everyone, I can't do anything. What should I do!? All alone here is the darkness. What can I do!?"

"That was our only ray of light."

"When that light shined, it brought us strength. There was nothing we couldn't do."

"Whenever we were about to give up, that light always led us on."

Allen sees a point of light high above.

"Always... Everyone is shining on me, leading me... When I'm about to be crushed, I always remember. I'm carrying a light in my heart too. That's the spirit of all of us, in one. Just believe. For the moment that light shines down...!"

He raises his arm to the light.

"I am the Destroyer of Time! With the strength given to me by everyone, I will shine through the darkness and make it light! I won't yield to any darkness or delusions!"

He attacked, using Crown Clown.

Allen and Reiko crash to the bottom of the elevator. The door opens.

"Welcome to my lab," Komui says. "I've been looking forward to this. Heh heh. My pretty monsters are feeling hungry."

The monsters chase after Allen.

Reiko attacked with her powers, and The monster tear apart.

"Heh heh heh! Still more! I can make any amount of monsters! Ahahaha!"

"Stop it!" Allen says. "We don't want to fight you here. Where's Lenalee!?"

"Lenalee? Formerly my sister. She's at the holy sanctuary now, devoting the light similar to the Crystal Points, the power of Kanda's Innocence, to our Queen!"

"Queen!?"

"The Queen's quickening has finally begun! It's too bad, but this place will be your graveyard! You will be my first victims! I am Gelm!" He mutates into a large monster.

"A monster!?"

"I am not like the monster," he says. "I am a superhuman! The union of human and outside life! Die!" A blast of light shoots out. The soldiers jump away.

"Until seconds ago, this was Lenalee's brother!" Allen thinks. He narrowly dodges an attack.

"This isn't a human anymore!" Reiko says. "It's a monster! An enemy!"

She attacked; The monster knocks her away.

"Reiko!" Allen calls. He attacked.

The monster is ripped apart in a burst of light. The poor man's soul had been utilized long ago, along with Bandia's. "Dad... The gentle dad since mom died... The dad who came to save me... He wasn't my dad anymore... Goodbye, Dad..."

"Who's that!?" Allen says. "It... seemed like someone was there..."

The ground begins to shake.

"Something's coming!" Reiko says.

She used her powers and a sphere of light forms around them.

"What's that!?" Allen says. "Something's crashing out through the ceiling!? They're up there! Lavi! Miranda!"

"Is something coming from below!?" Lavi says.

The floor breaks apart as light blasts through it. The two are thrown into the air.

Allen reverts from Crown Clown back to normal.

"Destroyer of Time!?"

"My Crown Clown came undone! Did the connection of spirits break!? Did something happen to the others' bodies!? Lavi! Miranda!"

They float up through the hole in the ceiling, outside. The sky above is swirling with colors.

"The sky!?"

They see a glass room at the building's entrance.

"Something's inside the building! That's...!"

Khione stares at them with a demonic grin. "Heh heh heh."

"That's... Lenalee!?"