| He was waiting back in Sailoon.
"I've got to go," Layla said, standing inside her prison.
"I'm not finished with you, cowgirl," ParaDox growled. "If--"
"I have got to leave now," Layla said again. "I need to get back to Gourry. He's going to be worried about Lina. And I'm Lina. And I just won your game."
And the Matrix collapsed, like the walls of a stage set, crumbling away when the crew was ready to halt the play. Paradox looked around in disbelief, his reality bubble popping like a flimsy shell...
Glass cracked, and shattered. Lina stepped out of her sphere, a jar at the ready.
"Seven down," Lina said, pressing the jar against a stunned Paradox. In seconds, he was neatly stored. She screwed the lid back on, satisfied. "One more to go."
Without Paradox to control this world, Lina easily shattered the other prisons, and lifted the sleep enchantment on Dayvid and Amelia.
Dayvid rose, blinking. "Whaa...?"
"Time to move," Lina said. "We're going back to Sailoon."