( Avon still stares at the giant face in front
of him. The eyes are the same as the ones in Vila's dream. )
( Medical unit. Blake has finished mixing a saline solution
and is getting ready to start administering it. )
Hailee: Hurry it up, Blake!
Nij Blake: All right, all right!
( Blake fills a hypodermic with the solution and
holds it poised next to Vila's arm. )
Nij Blake: Ready?
Hailee: What are you waiting for? An executive court order? Do it!
( Blake begins to slide the needle into Vila's
arm... when suddenly the lights go out. The only illumination
remaining in the room comes from the computers. Soolin, Hailee and Blake are thrown completely. )
Nij Blake: What the hell?
Soolin: I don't believe this. Slave, what's going on?
Apparition: ( V.O. unheard by those present. ) No! You will
not wake them! They're mine! I have waited too long for them! They're mine!
Hailee: ( Glancing at Slave. ) Well, either he's finally learned how to sulk... ( Looks up. ) ...or we've
got some kind of stowaway.
( Within the landscape of their dreams, Avon and Vila
find themselves kneeling next to each other in the palm of a giant hand. )
Vila: Avon, is that...?
Vila: ( Suddenly looks at Avon. ) Hang on, how did you get here?
Avon: It's a puzzle, I admit, but I wouldn't call it the priority right now, would you?
Vila: Probably not. But... how is she...? I mean what's going on?
Avon: I think we've been possessed, Vila.
Vila: Possessed? They can't do that to me! I'm mine, no one's allowed to possess me without permission...
Avon: I doubt that she cares about that anymore. She feels great anger and hurt, and very little else.
Vila: Anger? Hurt? What are you talking about?
Avon: I killed her. She's returned for me. She's been trying to break through to me for months, tried
to invade me through my dreams, and now she's finally done it.
( Medical unit. It it still dark, but Blake tries
once more to inject the saline solution into Vila's arm. )
Nij Blake: This is going to hurt me a lot more than it's going to hurt you, Vi-...
( Vila's arm suddenly swings out and connects sharply
with Blake's cheek. )
Nij Blake: ...-L-AAAA!!!
( Blake is thrown back into the wall. Vila starts
to sit up. )
Soolin: Vila! What are you...?!
Hailee: ( Examining readout on computer. ) It wasn't him, Soolin. He's still asleep!
( Soolin tries to push Vila back down but he brushes
her aside with no apparent difficulty. His eyes are still closed.
Hailee goes to Soolin's aid. )
Hailee: Slave, what's going on?
Slave: Mental activity in both patients is rife, madam, but remains dangerously errat-...
( Vila picks up an oscilloscope and hurls it at the
medi-computer. Slave shorts out with a loud crash and a shower of sparks. )
Soolin: Vila, what are you doing?!
( In the murk, Vila turns to look at Soolin and Hailee.
His eyes flicker open briefly. )
Vila: I'm... sorry... can't... help... ( His voice suddenly changes into that of the apparition. ) Do not interfere. They're
mine. The next one to interfere will die... alone and silent!
( Blake leaps up and grabs Vila, who struggles
against him. Soolin's expression flickers slightly. )
Vila: Do not... interfere!
( Suddenly Vila goes limp. Blake realises and lays him
back down on the couch. Then there is another shower of sparks, and smoke starts to flood into the compartment through the
air filters. )
Hailee: Oh no...
Soolin: Out! Everybody out, quickly! Hailee, help me carry Vila. Blake, you take Avon. Hurry!
Apparition: ( V.O. unheard by those present. ) No! You will leave them here.
( Blake tries to lift Avon, who keeps pushing him away.
The same happens to Hailee and Soolin as they try to lift Vila. )
Hailee: It's no good. ( Coughs on the smoke. )
Nij Blake: We can't just leave them in here...
Soolin: We can, and I think we have to.
Apparition: ( V.O. unheard. ) Yes. Yes, you have to. Go. GO!
( More smoke billows into the compartment. Visibility
is now practically zero, so Soolin, Hailee and Blake stagger to the exit and manage to work they way out. Once they are all
out, Soolin pulls the door closed behind them, while Hailee collapses to her knees, coughing and spluttering. )
Hailee: Oh God, I feel sick...
( Hailee suddenly throws up. Soolin turns and runs along
the corridor. )
Soolin: Blake, do you what can for her.
Nij Blake: Where are you going?
Soolin: To get some pressure suits. We have to get back into the medical unit, and to do that we need to breathe.
( Soolin exits. Blake couches down next to Hailee. )
Nij Blake: You okay?
Hailee: I will be. Oh man, that smoke... what the hell was in it?
( Avon and Vila are sat back-to-back in darkness. )
Avon: Cally? Cally, you wanted me, well here I am. Speak to me.
Apparition: ( V.O. ) It's not that simple though is it, Avon?
( There is a rush of light to one side, and then an
image of Cally appears. She is dressed magnificently, a cloak of green ermine, dark velvet gloves, and a bright scarlet dress.
Her hair is tied back in a tail. Avon and Vila stare up at her, agog. )
Cally: I know what you're thinking, Vila. No, it's not a dream, it's really me.
Avon: All your powers, Cally. All those gifts. You never told me they included the capacity to live beyond
your own death.
Cally: The Lost managed it.
Avon: You are not one of them.
Cally: No. And I'm not one of the living either. You saw to that.
Avon: That was hardly my doing.
Cally: Wasn't it?
Vila: How is this happening? How can you be here?
Cally: Avon can probably answer that.
Avon: I can?
Cally: It started the day you murdered Blake.
Avon: I did not murder...
Cally: Don't argue semantics with me now, Avon. You killed him, in cold blood. And then you murdered your
friend Farin. And then Kyben died, also gunned down by one of his own. ( Looks at Vila. ) Your niece died, Vila. None of you
could save her either. ( To Avon. ) Are you sure you don't know how I came to be here?
Avon: What you say makes no sense.
Cally: You're talking to a ghost, Avon. Does that make sense?
Avon: These are only my dreams.
Cally: You don't believe that. You know it's more than that. This I the culmination of an agony that's been growing in you
for a long time, Avon, since the day I died.
Avon: You were... are... a friend. You died. Yes, it was difficult, but it was not agony.
Cally: Why do you always lie to yourself, Avon? You felt loss, and guilt.
Avon: Guilt? I know nothing of guilt...
Cally: Maybe not, but it doesn't mean you don't feel it. I'd still be alive now if you'd listened to us
when we warned you not to take us to Terminal. You...
Avon: And I warned you not to follow me to the planet surface.
Cally: That's not what killed me though, was it? I was doomed the moment you took us on that journey, and it was a miracle
that I was the only one. And I know you'll never admit it, but it's been preying on your mind ever since. ( Avon does not
respond. ) Then you killed Blake. Tarrant and Dayna died with him, all because you made the same mistake again. That was what
awoke me, Avon. That jolt of pain, so like the pain you felt when you saw me dead. When you stared into my eyes and saw nothingness
staring back at you. You saw it again when you stood over Blake's dead body and looked into his eyes, and in that moment,
you reawakened me. My spirit's been fighting to speak with you ever since, but as usual, you just wouldn't acknowledge it. Dismissed it as sentimental imagination.
Cally: Yes? Speak, Avon. For once in your life, don't hesitate, don't punish yourself with your own silence. We are in the
confines of your own mind here. No one is here to trick you or manipulate you. Here, you can say to me what you've always wanted to.
Avon: And what is that exactly?
( Cally stares at Avon for a moment, then turns away.
Cally: If you can't say it now, you never will. Unless, perhaps...
( Cally suddenly vanishes. )
Avon: Cally? Cally!
( Avon looks over his shoulder and then realises that
Vila is not there either. )
Cally: ( V.O. ) How about now, Avon? Can you say it now? Vila's gone. I can hear you, but my eyes are no longer on you. Can you say it now?
Avon: I don't understand...
Cally: ( V.O. angered. ) Oh don't tell me that! You do understand, Avon! You do understand... you do understand... you do understand...
( Corridor outside the medical unit. Hailee is
on her feet, albeit leaning queasily against a wall. Blake is watching with distaste as a maintenance unit tidies up the mess of what was previously lining Hailee's stomach. Soolin arrives carrying
pressure suits, all draped over one arm. )
Soolin: Right, get these on.
Nij Blake: Not my colour.
Soolin: Not funny either.
( Soolin and Blake pull on a suit each, while Hailee
looks at hers less enthusiastically. )
Hailee: Can't I sit this one out, Soolin? My stomach feels like it's been scraped inside out with a cheese grater.
Soolin: It's probably just your diet. It'll be better if one of us stays outside anyway. Stand back.
( Hailee moves well away from the door while Soolin
and Blake put on their helmets. Blake then hauls open the door. Smoke seeps out into the corridor as Soolin crosses the threshold
back into the medical unit. Inside it is dark, but most of the smoke is gone. Avon and Vila both remain prone on the rehab
couches. Blake shuffles in behind Soolin, who goes over to check
Avon's and Vila's life signs. )
Soolin: Looks like they're still alive. There's an air-quality meter on the sleeve of your suit. Check it.
( Blake checks the small meter on the wrist of his suit.
Nij Blake: ( Surprised. ) Air's not too clean, but it's just about breathable. ( Looks up. ) The filters must have cycled most of the smoke out of the room.
Soolin: That is handy isn't it?
Nij Blake: What does that mean?
Soolin: The smoke seems to have come from the filters in the first place, while we were trying to move Bill and Ben here. Then, once we'd gone, the filters cycled it out again.
Nij Blake: So?
Soolin: And Vila tried to stop us from moving him. Then Avon joined in.
Nij Blake: They were delirious. It was brought on by the fever...
Soolin: Was it? Was it really?
( Blake is about to respond again when he checks his
air meter again and removes his helmet. )
Nij Blake: Looks safe now.
( Soolin removes her helmet as well. )
Nij Blake: What are you trying to say?
Soolin: Something Vila said.
Nij Blake: What?
Soolin: "The next one to interfere will die. Alone and silent."
Nij Blake: ( Wondering where all this is leading. ) I remember. And?
Soolin: Just a hunch. Look, don't you think it's suspicious?
Nij Blake: What is?
Soolin: They're both suffering nightmares. Both catch identical fevers. They both try to stop us moving them or treating them. The lights go out while you try to inject one of them. A malfunction
sets in on the life support system, but only in this room, and happens to clear up as soon as we leave. In other words, enough
to get rid of us, but little enough to avoid harming these two.
Nij Blake: All right. Put that way it sounds like it's happening by design.
Soolin: Well that's just it. This has happened before.
Nij Blake: ( Amazed. ) What? When?
Soolin: A long time ago, before either of us got caught up with the resistance. This ship was possessed by an
undead psychic influence...
Nij Blake: I'm not superstitious, Soolin. You can say "ghost" in front of me. I promise I won't freak out.
Soolin: ( Indulging smile. ) All right, a ghost then. According to Vila, it took possession of Cally...
Nij Blake: The telepath?
Soolin: ( Nods. ) Yes.
Nij Blake: And what does all this have to do with now?
Soolin: ( Comes to a snap decision. ) Forget it for now. Let's just get these two back on their feet again.
( Vila is alone in darkness. )
Vila: Cally? Cally, where are you?
( Vila gets up and starts running, but he gets nearer
to, and further from, nothing at all, as there is nothing here. )
Vila: Cally? Avon? Don't leave me alone in here. You know how much I hate the dark! Cally?
Cally: ( V.O. ) Do not fear, Vila. You will be free as soon as you forget.
Vila: Forget? Forget what? Cally?
( Corridor outside medical unit, Hailee is waiting nervously
for the others to get back, when suddenly she looks up in alarm. She then turns and starts to run along the corridor. )
Hailee: No... NO!
( As she runs she can feel her head spinning. She
stumbles and falls to the floor. As she gets up, she hears two voices in her head. )
Hailee: ( V.O. ) No, Cally. Please don't... don't take my mind from me, it's all I have left...
Cally: ( V.O. ) I'm not taking anything from you, Hailee. Nothing at all.
( Medical unit. Avon and Vila are still asleep in the
rehab couches. Blake and Soolin are still trying to wake them. )
Soolin: No good.
Nij Blake: It's strange. It's like they just don't want to wake up.
Soolin: We all feel like that some mornings.
( There is a whirring of machinery. )
Soolin: Slave, are you back online?
Slave: Er yes, esteemed madam. My limited powers are once more at your disposal.
Soolin: See if there's anything you can do to wake the two patients.
Slave: At once, madam.
Nij Blake: So... do you want to tell me about that hunch now?
Soolin: Go and fetch Hailee first. It'll be quicker if I tell you both.
( Blake looks annoyed and heads for the door. )
Nij Blake: Do this, do that...
Soolin: Oh stop it, you're starting to sound like Vila.
( Blake exits. )
Cally: ( V.O. unheard by Soolin. ) You can wake up now, Vila, but you must forget. These friends of yours must
not be allowed to interfere.
( Vila suddenly sits up, squeezing his eyes shut and
pinching the bridge of his nose. )
Soolin: Vila, are you okay now?
Vila: Oh not so loud. My head's killing me.
( Soolin fetches Vila some water. )
Soolin: I'm not surprised. The temperature you were running it's a wonder you didn't evaporate. Here, have
( Vila accepts the water and drinks it all in one thirsty
Vila: Please. With a few thousand grammes of soma in it if you can manage it. Why's it so dark in here?
( Soolin fetches some more water, adding precisely one
gramme of soma to it. )
Soolin: I'll explain later. Here.
( Vila drinks with more of the same abandon. )
Soolin: Want to tell me about those dreams you were having?
Vila: ( Looks up at Soolin, confused. ) Dreams? What dreams?
( Blake is rushing along one of the corridors nearby.
He looks baffled. )
Nij Blake: Hailee? Hailee, where've you got to?
( Blake sees a comm on a wall and speaks into it. )
Blake: Hailee, come back to the medical unit, pl-...
( Blake's voice tails off as, everywhere about him,
the lights go out. )
Nij Blake: What the blazes is happenin' now?
( Blake reaches to his belt and pulls out a small torch,
which he switches on. )
( At the rear of the ship, Hailee has entered
the power core chamber. She is on a gantry over thirty feet above the plasma energy core, which illuminates the entire chamber with dazzling silver light. On Hailee's belt is a large explosive charge.
( Medical unit. All are gathered here in the dark
except Hailee. Avon is still out cold on his couch. Vila is recovering well. There are numerous torches and computer screens
lit up around the room, providing some illumination. )
Nij Blake: Most power on the ship seems
to be okay. The engines are working, the computers are all functioning
fine, and life support's largely unaffected. We just don't seem
to be able to get any main lighting.
Vila: I don't understand this. Surely the lights'll be on the life support system.
Nij Blake: They are.
Vila: So how come the automatics aren't able to restore them?
Nij Blake: Well that's what I'm saying, we don't know.
Soolin: Don't we?
Nij Blake: ( Sarcastically, a sign that he's getting fed up with Soolin taking charge all the time. ) Oh pray tell.
Soolin: Firstly, tell me where Hailee's got to.
Nij Blake: I already told you. I don't know.
Vila: You're being very informative about what you don't know aren't you?
Soolin: That's all we need to know.
Nij Blake: What? You're saying Hailee sabotaged it or something?
Soolin: Close. She's trying to disable the ship without harming it.
Soolin: I think she's trying to make something happen and she doesn't want us to interfere.
Nij Blake: Why would Hailee wanna do that?
Soolin: If my guess is right, Hailee doesn't. Cally
( Blake and Vila exchange bewildered looks. )
Cally: ( V.O. unheard ) So they already know...
( Avon suddenly sits up with a start. )
( Power core. Hailee walks along to the end of the gantry
to a small control panel set into the wall. Then she takes the charge from her belt and sets it into position on the panel.
Then she turns and heads back to the exit. )
( Medical unit. Avon is sipping water. He looks somewhat
haggard, but otherwise none the worse for his troubles. Vila, Soolin and Blake are all still here. There is something of an
Avon: Yes. It is Cally.
Vila: But... she's dead.
Avon: So were the Lost. So was the phantom that possessed her. She has been possessed more than once by the dead. Now that
she is dead, she is the one doing the possessing. She did it to
you, Vila, and she's been doing it to me for months.
Soolin: And now I think she may have possessed Hailee.
( Avon looks up at Soolin sharply. )
Avon: Why do you say that?
Soolin: She went missing shortly before you woke up. The lights then went out just as Blake started looking for her. A bit much to be a coincidence, wouldn't you say?
Avon: A bit much.
Vila: But if it is Cally...
Avon: It is. I spoke to her. You spoke to her, although she appears to have blinded you to that fact.
Vila: All right, I'll buy that it's her. But... why? What's she doing? Why's she doing it?
Avon: I wish I could tell you.
Vila: Well if you spoke to her, she must've given you some idea.
( Avon looks uncomfortable. )
Soolin: You could just try talking to her again. Surely she'd give you another chance to speak to her. I mean she was supposed to be your friend.
Avon: Perhaps... more. But...
Zen: ( V.O. ) Attention.
Avon: What is it, Zen?
Zen: ( V.O. ) Activity as been detected directly above the power core of the ship.
( There are alarmed looks from all present. )
Avon: What activity?
Zen: ( V.O. ) Repair monitors report explosive device attached to primary power regulator controls.
( Avon stands. )
Avon: If that detonates, emissions from the power core will start to accelerate. The engines will overload
Avon: Let's move.
( All present rush out into the ill-lit corridors of
the ship. )
Vila: How are we s'posed to get to the power core when we can't even see where we're going?
Avon: We'll have to play it by memory.
Nij Blake: Memory? I've never even been told where the core is, let alone seen it.
Vila: Me neither. I've only been to that part of the ship once and I didn't dare go inside.
Avon: All right then, I'll have to play it by memory. You lot will have to follow, feigning enthusiasm.
( Blake hands Avon his torch. Avon puts his hand on
the wall and edges his way along. Soolin has a grip on the back of his shirt, Blake a grip on the back of hers, Vila a grip
on the back of his. Moving in an awkward chain, they follow Avon along the corridor. )
Vila: Why do I have to go last? I've seen horror films. It's always the guy at the back who the ghost jumps first...
Vila: I know, I know, "shut up, Vila."
Avon: Thank you for sparing me the effort, but what I was actually going to suggest is that you go to the flight
deck and keep watch.
Avon: You obviously don't want to come with us.
Vila: No way! You're not leaving me on my own with the lights down...
Avon: Fine. Shut up then.
( Hailee is sat on the floor in front of the door to
the power core chamber. She smiles to herself knowingly and pulls a small remote from her pocket and flicks a switch on it.
The lights all switch back on. )
( Not far away, the rest of the crew have to shield
their eyes briefly from the sudden glare as the lights turn on. )
Vila: Oh, thank God for that.
Soolin: Don't get too comfortable, Vila, this may not be good news.
Vila: Why not?
Soolin: Cally shut down the lighting to stop us interfering in whatever it is she's trying to do. Now that she's turned them back on that must mean...
( Avon suddenly breaks into a run. )
Avon: She's right, come on!
( Hailee is still sat calmly on the floor in front of
the door to the power core chamber as Avon and the others round a corner in the corridor ahead. )
Hailee: I was beginning to wonder if you'd ever get here.
Hailee: Who else?
( Avon and Blake advance toward Hailee. She holds up
another remote in full view. )
Hailee: Not another step. I attached an explosive to the power regulator in there. Any of you come any closer
and I throw this switch.
( Avon and Blake stop moving. Hailee gets to her feet.
Hailee: I'm going inside now. Avon, I want you to follow me. If anyone else tries to come with us I blow us all to Kingdom come. Understood?
Soolin: What are you going to do to him?
Hailee: I asked if you understood, not if you wanted to ask questions.
Nij Blake: Er...
( Avon gives Vila an accusing look. )
Vila: Go with her, Avon. Remember, it's Cally.
( Avon's expression changes from anger to confusion.
Hailee opens the door and steps inside the core chamber. Avon
hesitates, then follows. Hailee shuts the door behind them, locking it. )
Nij Blake: Vila, get the door open, quick!
Vila: No point. She'd just blow the charge if we tried that.
Soolin: Would she?
Vila: ( Meaningfully. ) Soolin, Cally had a heart of gold, but she was also strong. She wasn't one for bluffing. Whatever she wants here, she must think it's important. And if she thinks it's
important, then... she's not bluffing.
( On the gantry inside the core chamber, Avon and Hailee
stand a few paces apart, facing each other. The dancing silvery light gives Hailee a disturbing aura. Most like Cally, in
Avon: Why are you doing this, Cally?
Hailee: There are matters between us, Avon, matters in your own heart that you just won't acknowledge. I had to make you face them, and this seemed to be the only way of making you listen to me.
It's a little extreme I know...
Avon: A little extreme? I've seldom seen such a grotesque display of theatrics.
Hailee: They're not theatrics, Avon. I'm already dead, remember? I've got nothing to lose in blowing this ship up.
Avon: You'd really kill me just to get your point across? I don't think so.
Hailee: No? Are you ready to bet your life on that?
Avon: I've done it before.
Hailee: So you did. You did it to free me from that phantom. You gave me my life back that day. Well now I'm going to do the same for you.
Avon: The only phantom that has possessed me in the last few days is you.
Hailee: I don't mean in the same way. I'm simply here to bring
Hailee: For all of us. Especially you and me.
( Avon glances over the edge into the plasma core. )
Avon: I'm not sure the kind of peace you're offering here is what we're looking for, Cally. It looks
a little too final from where I'm standing.
Hailee: ( Infuriated. ) You really don't understand do you? I didn't return here to hurt you. I returned
to tell you that it's all right. That you made a mistake, a terrible mistake that cost me my life, but that I don't want you
to spend any more time hurting over what happened. I'm here to forgive you.
Avon: Destroying the ship is not forgiveness, it's vengeance.
Hailee: Well you'll have to talk me out of doing it then.
Avon: You make that sound very easy.
Hailee: It is very easy. ( Shakes head. ) Think. If I can forgive you, I won't destroy you. But forgiveness is an emotion. A sentiment
if you like. For you to convince me to behave sentimentally toward you...
Avon: I have to be sentimental about you.
Hailee: ( Shrugs. ) It's only fair.
Avon: ( Smiles tersely. ) You know what I think about sentiment. It's weak.
Hailee: Then you'll have to find the strength to be that weak, Avon. Just for a moment. You don't want
those dreams to continue do you?
Avon: I still don't know...
Hailee: Avon! You know what the words are. The only words that will stop me.
( Hailee steps up to Avon and puts her arms round him.
Hailee: Don't you see? My spirit can't rest until I hear you say them. And my spirit is so tired. So very tired of feeling your pain...
Avon: ( Hesitates. ) I...
Hailee: Say it, Avon! Please. If you won't say it for yourself, say it for me.
( Avon and Hailee stare at each other for a long moment.
( Hailee smiles very gently. )
Hailee: It's just you and me here, Avon. No one has to know. Just say it.
Avon: I... ( Agonises briefly. ) I love you, Cally. I always did.
( Hailee leans forward and kisses Avon very briefly.
Then she falls back, unconscious. )
Cally: ( V.O. fading whisper. ) And I love you... thank you for giving me a little peace...
( Avon cradles Hailee in his arms and looks up to where
the voice came from. But there is nothing. )
( Flight deck. Vila, Soolin and Blake are on watch.
They are all seated in the central pit, playing a card game. Avon walks in, still looking tired and unsettled. )
Vila: Hi, Avon. You look bizarre.
Avon: ( Barely listening. ) Hmm?
Vila: ( Disappointed. ) Damn, I was sure that was going to get you.
Soolin: How's Hailee?
Avon: Oh, she has a mild fever.
Soolin: Her as well?
Avon: She's confined herself to quarters until she recovers.
Soolin: Seems to be a common side effect.
Nij Blake: Hey, a new claim for fame! We've discovered our very own brand new disease. We can call it "Liberatorial Possessive Ague"... or something!
( Avon sits in the pit. )
Vila: I still don't understand how you broke the spell.
Avon: ( Looks at Vila. ) You don't have to. But I think I can promise with some confidence that Cally
won't be returning.
Vila: ( Downcast. ) Pity.
Avon: Pity? I thought these mystical phenomena always frightened you?
Vila: Well yeah, of course it does. But... y'know. It would've been nice to say goodbye to her properly. I never got the chance before.
Avon: ( Carefully. ) That wasn't exactly why she was here, Vila. Not quite.
Vila: No? Well then what...?
Avon: And I have no intention of explaining what it really was. Zen. Remaining flight time to Exbar?
Zen: Twenty-one hours, seventeen minutes.
Avon: Try and improve on that.
Avon: ( Looking at Blake. ) I can't speak for the rest of you, but I've waited quite long enough to hear what Inga has to
say for herself. I'm off to get some more rest.
( Avon gets up and walks from the flight deck.
He strides along the corridor for a while, but suddenly the energy seems to leave him. He stops walking, looks up and sees an image of Cally's face flicker briefly in front of his eyes. )
Avon: ( Very quietly. ) Cally... I love you.