Lelouch's eyes gleamed ruby, and in each pupil, the ghostly white sigil of Geass shone. Then he turned on his heel and strode from the room, his black cloak whipping like wind behind him.
"No- NO!" Milly screamed. "NO!!" She dashed to the doorway, peeking out and yelling down the hall. "NO! Lelouch, NO! THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT!!! LELOUCH!!" But he was already gone.
Milly picked up her skirts and ran, past maids and manservants, up a flight of stairs and down several mirrored halls. Sometimes she caught the flicker of her husband's cloak at the corner of the stairs, but by the time she reached where he had been, he was always further ahead.
"NO! NO NO NO NO NO LELOUCH NO!!" she began to yell, nonstop, when she reached the wing where the children had their apartments. She had a brief flicker of hope; Lelouch didn't visit this part of the palace frequently. Perhaps he wouldn't know his way? Then Sayoko appeared coming toward her down the hall. "Sayoko!" Milly called to the Japanese maid. "Sayoko, did you see Lelouch just now?"
"Yes, Mistress Milly, I did see the Master," Sayoko said, bowing to Milly as she approached. "He saw me as well. He said he wanted to visit your son, so I helped him reach Sir Christoph's room." Sayoko saw the horror on Milly's face. "Mistress, what's wrong?"
"NO, LELOUCH!!" Milly screamed as she ran the rest of the way, pumping her legs furiously to round corners and sprint hallways, just to make it before it was too late.
"CHRISTOPH!" she heard Lelouch bellow through the halls. "Your father wishes to see you!"
Finally, she turned the corner, crossed the hall, and launched herself through the doorway into her son's room. "NO!" Christoph was standing in the middle of his room, and Lelouch was towering over him, high-collared black cloak brushing faintly against the ground at his feet. "NO, LELOUCH, PLEASE, DON'T PLEASE I'M SORRY!!!" she screamed, tears in her eyes.