|"But the people concerned are already dead!"
"Whether they are alive or dead is not relevant. One apologizes for oneself. It is not evil spirits that haunt thee. Thou fights against thine own love. Can thou not see? Open thine eyes now!"
He fell silent for a long time.
"Is that really all I need to do? Do I only need to offer a flower?"
"If I offer a flower, if I acknowledge what I've done, will I not fall into Hell?
"Thou wilt not."
"Will I really be released from my suffering by offering a single flower?"
"Yes. Why art thou scared? Why doth a flower cause thee to fear?"
The pilot once again fell silent.
The old woman spoke for the final time.