Part 75: Update LXXII: An Adventurer and the End of her Journey, Hachi: New Star
Marc? Hello. You came all the way to my village?
I heard you renewed your license, so I wanted to congratulate you. And reserve you.
Me? Popular? Wait, where are you going?
I think I remember.
Naturally, someone had to create them. But only finished products have been found in these ruins. No one has ever seen a production facility. My conjecture is they were manufactured elsewhere and shipped to these places.
O-Oh. You're starting to make things sound really complicated again.
So you're really serious?
Of course. Did you think I was fooling around here, Missy?
I'm sorry. I did. But not in a bad way... I just don't know if I should go with you on such an important trip.
Marc... All right. If you insist...
Thank you! I knew you'd agree! Now, if you'll excuse me.
Wait. Ceci's making a big feast. If you'd like, why don't you join?
No time. With that settled, I must hurry nad complete building our ride. I will come for you when I'm done.
I wonder what the journey will be like. We're going to learn where those machines came from...
Totori! Dinner's ready! Come and eat it while it's hot!
Is this the ride you mentioned?
It took a long time to figure out the fuel problems for longer journeys. But it's all good now. Get on.
Get on? This?
Oh, I'll have to warn you. It's an excruciatingly uncomfortable ride.
I can tell just by looking. Wait, it's really going to move? Wahhhhhhhhh!
Jesus! Marc, how did you do that?
Kinda reminds me of one of Final Fantasy XIII-2's Paradox Endings, where a minor change in the timeline resulted in a hellscape dominated by giant robot-things. Now I know who was responsible for making all those monstrosities.
Hahaha! A grand sight, no? I upgraded the robot we made, Missy. I call it...
I don't care about the name! Why do we have to ride like this?
But we don't have satisfactory image technology to get an acceptable field of view from the inside.
I don't get it at all! I want off!
If you don't hang on, you really may fall off.
Ack! I-I guess. If I fell from this height...
Perk? Are you being a big pervert?
I said to stay put.
Wahh! I forgot! Please let me down!