Oh yes. That means, I'm teasing you! Have a letter written by a side-character to the main characters, as his final goodbye.
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Dear Riley and Kael,
This letter will be the last you know of me. I am dying. I have been dying for a long time. Finally, my fear of death without knowing who I am has overcome my fear of knowing who I am. I spent decades here, and there are volumes of text that I dedicated my time too, that no one will know I wrote, or painstakingly transcribed. I'm afraid of dying as a nobody. It's been so long that I don't know if my memories will even come back. I never tried to get them back, because I'd come here out of fear to make a deal, and so I never wanted to know what I was afraid of.
You may be wondering why I am writing this to you. I don't know. Maybe I want to know that at least two people will remember me, even if they don't know me. Or maybe I want to be a lesson to you both. Don't ever become complacent. Fight for your memories back. If Delia is correct, and Riley is one of the last remnants of the Pelagian Empire, then I have to believe you both must have some purpose that needs to be fulfilled. When your contract is up, please, leave. I may never see either of you again, but it will kill me some comfort in my final hours to think that you will not give into the fear as I did. Leave if you can.
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Want to know what in the seven hells is going on? Well, you are just going to have to stick around and wait until The Brightest Night is finished.