Marinette and Adrien are running through the Frozen Forest, passing by the snow covered trees and bushes.
Mairnette: How far is it?
Adrien: Not very, i think i see edge.
They run out of the forest, stopping in front of a cliff.
Marinette : (bending over, hands on knees, breathing heavily)...give me a second.
Adrien: There...(pointing at the island)...but why back their?
Marinette: (standing straight) Probably because that's the way i came.
Cooper (echo): She's right. Your exit will be there.
Adrien: Okay, but we need to get to the land. bridge
They looks over the cliff, seeing a Cliffside path, leading down to the beach.
Adrien: C'mon, we get down to the beach from their.
Pyrrha: Hurry! All systems are starting to go offline. The deletion is....*STATIC*
They hear a strange noise. They turn around, seeing the forest behind them begins to "delete" (by becoming "erased").
Marinette: The Forest! It's starting to...
Adrien: We can't waste time. Let's go.
They run again, reaching the path and continues to run down it.
Marinette: Almost there....
Suddenly the path begins to disappear.
They try to stop, but is too late as they begins to fall. Just as they fall, Adrien grabs onto the ledge as he grabs Marinette's hand. Both of them hang as Marinette looks down, seeing the ocean below them.
Marinette: Wait. What will happen if we fall in the water?
Adrien: I don't know, nor do i want to.
Adrien's starts to lose his grip.
Adrien: Oh no...
Marinette: What is it?
Adrien loses his grip as they begin to fall. But they to stop.
???: Hang on!
Adrien looks up, seeing a figure (with his back turned) grabbed his hand, and pulls him up.
Marinette: Who is that?
Adrien: i don't know. His back is turned.
Adrien and Marinette are pulled up on to the cliffside, lying on the ground, trying to catch their breath.
???: Good thing we came just in time.
???: Are you children alright?
Marinette seeing a hand in front of her. She grabs as she is helped up.
Marinette: We'rr fine, (looks up) but.....(gasp)
Adrien: (gets up) Something wrong....
Adrien turns, seeing Antoine and Jiang, standing in front if them.
Adrien:...I...i can't believe it. How!?!
Antoine: Because of you...
Jiang: You called us here using the memories you have.
Antoine: That's enough talk. We need to move.
Adrien: But where? The path is gone and so is the forest!
Suddenly, the path behind them begins to disappear.
Antoine: It's not safe, come.
They all run up the cliffside, jumping over the gaps that began to form. They made on to the cliff as the path is "deleted".
Marinette: What now?
Jiang: For now, we should continue along the cliff.
Adrien: Then let's go.
They start to run along the cliff, passing by the remaining parts of the forest as it continues to be deleted.
Adrien: I think i see the plains.
Marinette: I see it too.
Antoine: Then we'll cut through there.
They then run onto the grass plains, cutting through the tall grass, towards the beach.
Antoine and Jiang puts one of their arms out, as they stop.
Antoine: Did you hear that?
Jiang: We'rr not alone.
The wolves walk out of the tall grass and surrounds them. Red particles then appear around them as they act aggressive.
Marinette: I don't understand, Adrien was cured. Why are they doing this?
Adrien: Hang on, look at those particles. Whatever's happening with the scanner's systems must be affecting them.
Antoine: Nevertheless, stay close.
Jiang: If you see an opening, run for it
Antoine draws his came sword as Jiang does the same with here Chinese sword. Then one by one, the wolves start to attack, either rushing and pouncing. Antoine swings his sword and cane, striking down the wolves. Jiang slashes them with her sword. They continue to cut down the pack as the wolves are "deleted". However, one lunges at Marinette, who is petrified.
Adrien: Get down!
Adrien tackles Marinette, pushing each other down just in time to dodge it. The wolf recovers and runs towards them, but Jiang throws one of knives at it, "deleting" it.
Jiang: I think that was the last one (sheathing her sword).
Antoine: (sheathing his cane sword) Good, we have already enough time.
Suddenly, the plains begin to disappear. They all run, leaving behind the plains. They then arrive on the beach.
Adrien: Almost their....
Antoine: Come, the bridge will disappear any moment
Marinette: Can we take it easy? I'm getting tired from this excitement.
Jiang: We might as well. This is the easy part.
The all walk onto the bridge, treading across the waters surface.
Adrien: (turns around) Hey, look!
They all turn around, seeing nothing but the beach behind them.
Marinette: The mainland, it's...
Antoine: It doesn't matter anymore.
Jiang: Getting you children out of this place is more important.
Suddenly, the bridge starts to disappear as gaps begin to appear and widen.
Antoine: RUN FOR IT!!!
They all run, passing by the gaps that now begin to form. They all stop when they reach a big gap.
Antoine: I'll go first...
Antoine steps back, he then runs and jumps across the gap, landing safely on the other side.
Antoine: Alright...now your turn.
Jiang: You children go, i'll wait.
Marinette and Adiren nod at her, they then turn forward, looking at Antoine across the gap.
Adrien: You go first Marinette.
Marinette steps back, but turns around seeing the path behind them disappearing.
Antoine: Trust me, i'll catch you.
Marinette then runs and jumps across the gap. Antoine catches her and puts her down.
Jiang: Now you boy.
Adrien steps back, looking at the other side. He then runs and jumps across the gap, but lands on the edge, losing his balance. Marinette and Antoine grabs his hands and pulls him up.
Antoine: You children go on ahead, don't wait for us.
Adrien and Marinette run, heading towards the Island, leaving Antoine behind.
Antoine: Alright...you ready?
Jiang: As i'll ever be.
She takes a few steps back, but looks dowb seeing the sand beneath disappearing.
Antoine: It's now or never!
Jiang runs and jumps the gap, but trips on her landing. Antoine helps her up as, they then run to the island as the bridge disappears behind them. They make it onto the beach. Marinette pops out from behind a rock
Marinette: Here they come!
Marinette and Adrien come out from behind the rock.
Jiang: What are you children still doing here?
Adrien: We have a problem.
Antoine: What kind of problem?
Marinette: When we were looking for a way to the other side, the beach began to disappear. So we'rr trapped now.
Antoine: Not really...
Adrien: What do you mean?
Jiang; There is only one way to go.
They all look up at the cliffside.
Marinette: I don't Adrien and me can handle that.
Antoine: Don't worry, we'll can carry you. Just put your arms around us.
Adrien: Are you sure? Won't we slow you down?
Jiang: It'll be fine. Now, come Marinette.
Jiang walks up to the rock wall.
Jiang: Now, put your arms around me
Marinette puts her arms over Jiang's shoulders, wrapping them around her chest.
Marinette: Is this really okay with you?
Jiang: I handled things like this before. It was a part of my training.
Jiang then starts to climb, as Marinette clings to her by wrapping her legs around Jiang's torso.
Antoine: Let's not keep the ladies waiting.
Adrien: I hear that...
Antoine and Adrien walks up to the wall. Adrien puts his arms over Antoine's shoulders, wrapping them around his chest.
Antoine: Hang on...
Antoine starts to climb, with Adrien in tow, as they catch up to Jiang and Marinette.
Antoine: How are you two holding up?
Adrien: I doing okay. What about you Marinette?
Marinette: I....i'm fine...
Jiang: No need to lie...it's alright to admit your afraid.
Antoine: She's right, if you were listening, then you remembered what i said.
They continue to climb, reaching the top.
Marinette: Wooh...we made it. Huh...
The all look forward, seeing the six monoliths in front of them.
Adrien: The monoliths....
Antoine: We'rr almost there.
Then the monoliths began to disappear.
Jiang: We'rr running out of time! Let's go.
Just as there about to go, the ground beneath Adrien begins to disappear, causing him to fall.
Antoine jumps over the cliff, grabbing Adrien's hand and then grabs onto a ledge. He looks down at Adrien, then backup, and down again. He the starts to swing Adrien around.
Adrien: What are you doing?
Antoine: Just trust me!
Antoine then throws Adrien, launching him up as he grabs onto the rock. He climbs up, as Marinette and Jiang helps him up.
Adrien: (breathing heavily) I...i think i had enough excitement for one day.
Antoine climbs up over the edge.
Antoine: We've wasted enough time. We need to move, NOW!
They all run as the monoliths are deleted, leaving no trace. They reach the stone stair case.
Antoine: No time to run...(turns around)...i hope you children are athletic.
Antoine jumps onto the stair case's side and slides down, disapearing into the fog.
Jiang: Don't just stand there, slide!
Jiang jumps onto the stair case's side and slides down, disapearing into the fog.
Adiren: Well...there's a first time for everthing.
Marinette: I'll follow you. Just remember to keep your balance.
Adrien and Marinette jumps onto the stair case's side and slides down.
Adrien: This...this is awesome.
Marinette: I know the feeling.
Marinette and Adrien reach the bottom, into the forest, seeing Antoine and Jiang as they catch them from falling.
Antoine: C'mon, we'rr close to the beach.
Jiang: Stay close, the fog is thick.
They make their way through the forest, staying close together as the fog thickens.
Adrien: I can't see anything!
Jiang: Don't panic.
Antoine: I'm sorry, but we'rr lost.
Marinette: Wait a minute!
Antione: What is it?
Marinette: Don't you hear that? Listen...
Faint sounds of crashing waves are heard in the distance.
Marinette: This way!
Marinette runs into the fog, following the sounds of the waves.
Antoine: Follow her!
They all run, following Marinette through the fog.
Marinette: Where getting close....we'rr here.
They all run out of the forest and onto the beach as the forest begins to disappear.
Marinette: This is it...
Adrien: But where's the way out?
Suddenly, a portal appears in front of them.
Adrien: Nevermind, let's go.
Adrien walks towards it, but turns around, seeing Marinette looking at Antoine and Jiang.
Jiang: Is something wrong?
Marinette: What's going to happen to you?
Antoine: It doesn't matter, we can't go with you.
Marinette: But we can't just leave you here!
Antoine: You won't, because we are a part of you...(walking towards Marinette, and points at her head)...in your memories.
Suddenly, the beach begins to disappear.
Adrien: Marinette, we have to go!
Marinette: Okay....just one more thing.
Jiang: What is it?
Marinette: When you left for China, after you said goodbye, what did he give you?
Jiang walks forwards, grabbing Marinette'a shoulders and whispers into her ear, as she smiles.
Jiang: (standing back)...now go
Marinette nods as she and Adrien runs into the portal, going into the bright light. They then look back, seeing Antoine and Jiang smiling at them as the portal starts to close.
Adrien: So...what did he give her?
The portal closes as the Antoine and Jiang begin to disappear.
Antoine: Nice children, but it's better to know that you kept it all this time.
Jiang: Why wouldn't i?
Jiang reaches into her robes and pulls out a chain necklace, with a emerald heart.
Jiang: So...this is it?
Antoine: I wouldn't have it any other way.
They embrace as they disapear, along with last traces of the island and the mainland. Nothing but a vast ocean remains before everything turns to darkness.
I hoped you liked. The final chapter draws near, Find out how in Chapter 25: Spotless.