[The spider seems to have gone into hiding.]
[As the sun sets, a single song echoes throughout the empty factory. The source, however, cannot be found.
That white spider seems to be dancing on the desk, though..
It’s leaving traces of web behind as it moves, spelling out a particular message.]
[A low, hissy chuckle can be heard, though perhaps it’s just a trick of the wind. It is Halloween, after all.]
[The same pure-white spider from roughly a month ago just idly wanders across the abandoned, dust-covered desk in the middle of the office. It eventually slips into an open drawer and disappears.
It seems, at least, that the factory still has a single resident. Why, though? Only the spider knows.]
[A single white spider begins to make a rather large web across one of the balcony doors.
As the web progresses, it seems to spell out something.
"You should be ashamed of yourselves."
Once done, the spider goes back into hiding.]
[The factory doors are closed.]
O: I’m going to leave, too. I.. I did some pretty awful stuff, before all this.. I need to make things right.
So I’m going to travel around the world, and.. give away these seeds.
I want to make sure that these trees pop up all over the place.
Maybe it’l make me feel.. y’know. At peace. Haha.
[Now that he’s done packing, he simply exits the office and finds his way out of the factory.]
[The Once-ler now seems to be doing some packing of his own. Just some clothes, some supplies.. and the pouch of seeds.]
I’m going home.
See you darlings on the other side.~
[And with that, Markus simply disappears into the shadows — except for a very small, bright blue glow. It seems he’s allowing himself to be followed home.]