Marion immediately recalls Sangre, seeming deep in thought as she performs the action. August lets out a low growl, as if trying to warn Marion that what she is doing is completely unwise. Clipping the Friend Ball back to her belt, Marion turns to her loyal companion, and approaches her; she pats August gently on the nose, and a little tear escapes August's left eye. August knows that she can't prevent Marion from doing what she believes is right, but she fears greatly for her trainer's safety. The Haunter himself admitted that the risk would be great, and death was a potential consequence. Marion embraces August, and whispers in her ear: "If anything happens, tell Minerva I loved her. You know that I love all of you." August nods, trying to keep a stiff upper lip, and desperately attempting to hold back the urge to attack the Haunter or somehow prevent Marion from engaging in this utter recklessness. Marion frees one of her hands from the embrace and pulls out August's Pokeball, returning the Dragon-type to the confines of her ball; Marion is still embracing the red light as it pulls August into the Pokeball, which ultimately leaves Marion embracing nothing at all.
Clipping August's Pokeball back onto her belt, she takes a deep breath before facing Haunter. "I know that I am foolish," she says, her voice plain and direct. "I have been told so before. Even so, I know that what has gone on here has caused pain and suffering for so many souls, and I seek to bring these tired souls comfort and rest. I will take on the role you have described, and I hope you are right. I hope that we will both learn a great deal from each other." She grins darkly. "I'm willing to put my life on the line for that knowledge."