After she'd taken a half hour long shower, Naomi lay face down on her bed with her face buried in her pillow. She was finally home; eight months ago, she would've never thought that this cold open warehouse would've been as welcoming as it was now.
She was home; the others were coming home too. Able had checked in and Kyrie had been able to track down the payphone for Joseph to teleport to.
They were all safe. Even though the Facility and the government, and Harving were still a threat, but tonight that threat seemed so far away.
"Hey," Joseph appeared in her doorway, "I'm back, let's eat."
She groaned and rolled off the bed, "I'm coming."
"Emilia's here as well with Shawn. It didn't seem right to celebrate without them here."
"And how do you think that'll go?"
"She's happy to see that he's alright, but Able's been talking of staying here so I don't think the celebration will last very long."
"It's going to be a hard choice."
"Yes," he said and walked with her down the hall.
Naomi looked down into the living quarters, Able had said that Jane was an updated clone, but one would never know it. There was nothing different about her appearance wise. But there was an air of sadness about her, all of her innocence gone.
"I still can't believe you flipped that table over," Joseph whispered with amusement as they walked down the steps.
She smirked to herself. When she found her brother, she'd gleefully told him everything that happened and what she'd done. She'd been proud that she'd found the courage to stand up for herself, and he'd told her he was proud as well but that didn't stop him from teasing her, "Well, I can't believe he proposed a friendship after everything he's had done to me. I got angry, and quite frankly he's lucky that's all that happened to him."
"Are you going to look for Synzada like he asked?"
She thought for a few seconds, "Probably. But no…not for him or anyone else for that matter. I want to search for him so that he can tell me why he did this to us."
"Well that's going to be extremely hard seeing as you didn't ask for a picture or description before you threw his table across the room and then left."
"You're not going to let that go are you?"
"I'm sorry; I just found your entire outburst hilarious."
She smacked him, "I'll bet if you did it, you'd be finding excuses about how it wasn't funny."
"If I did it, the table wouldn't be the only thing destroyed."
"And that's why you didn't take care of it," Naomi said simply, "I didn't kill him because he wasn't a threat."
"He IS a threat."
"He wasn't at that moment. And I still think he's useful. I want to know what's going to happen; I want to understand why I'm so important. Besides, he's the only one that knows where father is, and we need to keep him alive so that we can go and get dad out of the future. He tried to help me when I was in the Facility; I think we at least owe him that."
"We don't owe him anything, he owes us. Remember he's responsible for putting you in there."
"If we're going to end the Facility and Bernard Harving once and for all, then we need both him and father just as much as we need them," she nodded to the group just as they stepped down to the first floor, "After all, father was the one that put Bernard in containment in the first place. We'll need to know how he did it. I know you want him dead for everything he's done to us, and if I need an excuse to keep him alive then that's it. Although a son shouldn't need a reason not to kill his father."
Able approached them, he looked tired, but a lot happier than what he had when they'd parted ways two months ago, "Naomi, it's so good to see you."
"Hi Abe," she pulled him in a tight hug, "I'm so sorry that you got pulled into this."
"Don't worry about it," he kissed her temple in a brotherly way, "It was only a matter of time till I got pulled back into this anyway."
She smiled sadly, "You can still go back to your family."
"And how long do you think that'll last?" she could hear the sadness in his voice, "its better I stay here for awhile. Maybe that we're all together, we can keep each other out of danger."
"Not likely," Joseph muttered.
He moved out of the way to go speak with Joseph, and Naomi watched Jane. Her smile was no longer energetic and bright, but the kind of smile that was tired and fake.
Without a word, Naomi walked over and wrapped her arms around her team mate, "It's going to be okay."
Jane tensed at the sudden gesture, but then wrapped her arms tightly around Naomi, returning the gesture, "No, it won't."
"Hey," David yelled from the door that he opened, "If you're all done crying over each other, it's time to eat."
Naomi wrapped her arm around Jane and pulled her into a sisterly hug, "Tonight we celebrate, we're all together after months of all being apart."
It might be the last time they ever got to do something like this for a long time.