Zafir is confident they can kill the Shadow Lord if they have to, he’s killed gods before. But he says they don’t have time—saving Justice is more important than any of their lives. They have to keep the Pontifex from Charon. He volenteers to make the trade.
Echo is heartbroken and furious, trying to convince him to stop. But he refuses—he’s willing to give up his personal happiness if it means success in their mission.
Nightingale asks Shayliss what they should do. Shayliss agrees they should turn someone over to escape safely. But she also says that if it was her decision, she would never leave someone behind.