None of the guards move to stop them as they stride purposely back into Grace’s Palace.
Remi intends to check on her father after meeting with Grace, but there is no need as Malik is already in the throne room with Grace when they arrive.
Upon seeing his daughter, Malik is ecstatic. He embraces her and apologizes for getting her wrapped up in any of this drama. Despite the claims made against Malik, Remi could never push away the love she felt from her father. Instead, Remi is overwhelmed with joy to see Malik alive and safe.
Malik thanks Nightingale, stating that he’ll never forget what they’ve done for him. He hands her small black ticket, and promises that one day, the Black Hand will return the favor.
Grace looks to Zeke, hands on one hip and annoyed. With Malik already filling her in on their escape and rescue attempt, Grace bluntly asks how it went.
Zeke explains that Aisling is dead. He tosses her the Hegemonix as proof.
There is a moment where everyone is worried that Grace will try to imprison them again, but to everyone’s surprise, Grace is ecstatic instead. Grace claps with joy and lets them all know that they are less incompetent than they look.
Malik tells Rook and Nightingale that he always keeps his promises. He adds that he could never repay them enough for saving his daughter.
Before departing, Malik hugs Remi goodbye and reminds her to stop home for her gear before leaving.
! Reward:They party gains the Black Ticket Story Item.