The train station melted away with a loud fizz.
The people standing outside shimmered, and ceased to exist.
The rest of the planet dissolved into grainy whiteness that faded and vanished like a cloud of steam.
Somewhere in the aether a cosmic being shrugged and moved on to other experiments—with a sturdier universe, next time—leaving the cleanup to others.
Death was overwhelmed by the billions of displaced, bewildered souls that presented for transfer ahead of schedule; a rather bad day.
The white-haired man finished his coffee and walked through the closed cafe doors, to take care of other business.
The blue-haired girl woke in darkness, lying on a concrete floor in the basement of the cafe.