"Did he pass out?" Gretel walks up to Stern Cactus to have a closer look.
"Hmm. Quite the puzzling turn of events. It seems I'll need a safe place for him to rest. I have accidentally made him pass out. He can't follow anyone while he's unconscious." Hansel pulls Gretel and the Cactus away.
"Let's go. We will help you find your brother! This time let Gretel lead the way. We'll reunite you two at last!"
On the other hand...
"Lousy good-for-nothing freak... Last time your brother tricked me and ran away... I will not let that happen again! To protect my village, I'll hunt you down 'til the end of time!" Kornak growls. Then he stubs his toe.
The rich sweet aroma raises Ziara's hopes. Ziara enters the house with excitement, only to find it empty. But there is an old letter sitting on a desk
Ziara rushes, opening the letter and reading it out loud.
Ziara: I am not sure if you will have a chance to read this letter, I am sorry that I was not there when you were young, but I have finally found the place the stranger spoke of.
All Cactuses here have a rich aroma, the scent on us is neither a sickness, toxin, nor a curse, we are just different breed. Maybe this is where we were meant to be, and I wish I could tell you all this myself.
In my travels, I have become infected, and I am already beyond cure. My end is coming soon. The cruel irony is that my scent has disappeared. You are all my heart has ever held, I am sorry I failed to come get you.
Don't be sad, sister. My dear Ziara, after all, your scent is my scent. When you miss me, just breathe deep, and you'll know I never left you...
"... Love, Your brother, Kornak." After reading the end of the letter, Ziara breaks down.
"Freaks... condemned ones! Hnnnh... this time... this time I am going to get you!" Out of breath, Kornak still catches up with them.
This time, before Hansel and Gretel can do anything, Ziara stands up, clenching the letter from her brother.
"We are not freaks! We are just a different breed! We do not need to be afraid or to hide. I am not running anymore."
"Condemned one... you cannot leave the village..." Even though he is hurt, Kornak stares at Ziara persistently.
Ziara walks up to Kornak, and hands the letter to Kornak.
"... so... the smell is harmless..." Kornak cannot believe the letter in his hand, and looks at Ziara in amazement. Ziara turns around slowly, emotionless.
"Ziara..." Gretel wants to comfort Ziara with a hug, but it's all hard to figure out because of the spines. Seeing this, Ziara can't help but smile.
"Thank you for being here with me, this petal is my gift to you. Now remember, you guys, remember to love each other as much as you can." Ziara holds her tears in and pulls the petal over her head with embarrassment.
"Ziara... thank you! This is a momento of your bravery, and we will treasure it. Right Gretel? Gretel? Right?"
"What are you guys blabbing on about? Hey, is someone eating that? Oh, smell that petal, so sweet and fragrant. I don't see you eating it. I'll just finish it all!"
"Gretel... Gretel! You... ate.... that!" Hansel glares at Gretel as she gulps the petal down her throat.