The H.E.L.M., The Moon's Orbit
After his successful ritual of severance, Zavala leaves a pre-recorded message for the Guardian in the H.E.L.M. The Guardian approaches a Holoprojector overlooking the Crown of Sorrow.
Zavala: When I first saw Safiyah return as a Nightmare, I was afraid. I didn't want her to reveal what I'd done. I did everything I could to save Hakim. I can accept that now. But back then… Guilt, like gravity, warps our perception of what is real. His death carved out a place in me, and everyone I lose under my command only compounds that feeling. Safiyah knew that. She understood that losing him only pushed me further toward being a Guardian. She knew that I couldn't stand by and watch the world burn. Because in her own way… neither could she. After everything we faced aboard the Leviathan, I'm left to wonder… Have I made the right choices? I don't regret all the good the City has done, or that I was a part of it. But what it took to get here… what it's taken to keep it… [sighs] Our minds weren't meant for this many years. Like so many other things, we have a word for eternity… without the capacity to comprehend what it actually means. When is enough… enough? Maybe it's time to let go.