Accursed Double Self-Sacrifice

“If you’re going, I’m going.”

What? No, Lily, you have to keep going…”

“To hell with that! If it’s noble enough for you and Patrick, it’s noble enough for me. Besides, I can’t make it without you. You know that.”

Ezra sighed, then smiled faintly. “You always were a stubborn one, weren’t you?”

“Not stubborn. Loyal. There’s a difference, you know.”

“That there is.” They turned to face the stunned Premiere.

“B-both of you?” he stammered.

“It’s a double or nothing deal, Henry,” Lily said. “For the Resistance.”

“Some stipulations,” Ezra continued. “First: as soon as we’re gone you must step down. Second, Paulie’s in charge. Paulie, you know what to do.”

I nodded, shaky. I couldn’t believe what they were doing.

“Y-you sure?” the Premiere stuttered. He was more nervous than the twins.

“Positive,” they answered together.

“Paulie.” Ezra made the Resistance signal & nodded in salute. Lily did the same, smiling sadly.

I returned it.

It was for the good of the Resistance.

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