Artemisia has returned to Athens after the argument and is feeling relieved that she rid herself of Hamartia´s tendencies. She looks forward to a life of perfection without Hamartia there to ruin anything.
When Artemisia tries to enjoy a new era of her life by a peaceful pond she stumbles over a rock and topples into the water. The fish swim away hurriedly in fear and some citizens of Athens who were also by the pond shoot her a cold glare.
Artemisia feels defeated from her unsatisfied crave for perfection. She is greeted by Athena, goddesses of wisdom, who explains to her that ending Hamartia´s friendship was a mistake because they created a balance with one another.
Artemesia feels guilty for how poorly she treated Hamartia and immediately travels to Thebes to apologize and hopefully regain her friend.
Hamartia forgives Artemesia´s apology and feels fortunate to not be by herself with no one who wants to spend time with her because of the events that follow her.
Athena smiles as she sees the pair gaining wisdom. They have a realization that life will never be perfect and it is the friends to experience it with that makes life interesting.