Zoltan relives a flashback to his own past, then awakens to find himself half-buried in the remains of the Progenitor … remains which are slowly melting and evaporating into nothingness. The Confederates are initially shocked, but then rejoice at the destruction of the monster which they claim has controlled their minds all this time. Zoltan is rewarded by being allowed to make use of the Grand Editor a marvelous invention that allows one to travel back in time to relive one's own life … and correct the mistakes of the past.
Zoltan agrees to use this machine in order to stop the events leading his father to serve the Progenitor, and in order to stop his father from the destruction that is sure to follow. He focuses on the events that led up to his encounter with the wreckage of the Lalee Papu … and instead travels to Himar to find his father, Cambio Herbir. Herbir is, of course, quite surprised when his son finds him. Over tea, Zoltan tries to explain what has happened, and what Herbir must not do in the future. There seems to be something wrong, however, and Zoltan suspects that there is something the Confederates did not warn him about …
The dream quickly falls apart, especially as the disembodied voice of Kensington urges him to wake up. The dream seems to make a desperate bid to plea with Zoltan to stay in a realm where he can do anything, where anything he wants will become "reality" … but it is too late, as it is quite obvious that this "dream come true" is naught but a dream and a lie.