Part 56: Entry Forty-Nine: December 31st, 2009
Entry Forty-Nine: December 31st, 2009
(I guess that given what we've learned about RB90, the fact that there were more entries encrypted along with the archive should come as no surprise. Let's pick up where we left off. Continuing from the last post...)
...but that's not what really happened, of course.
Kill Ryoji and betray my friends? No way.
Ryoji was still dead set on me killing him, though...
...so he showed me his true form. I wasn't surprised to find that he was Thanatos, really.
I'd already come to grips with it earlier, like I said. His true form didn't scare me...it was just another aspect of myself, like so many others.
He went on and on about the virtues of killing him and forgetting...
...but I wasn't going to be swayed.
I said no. I told him that we'd stand and fight. Not just for ourselves, but for everyone.
He didn't agree, but at least he accepted my...no, our decision.
There's no turning back now.
Ryoji: ...It's an unfortunate decision, but it's yours to make.
Yukari: That's right.
Ryoji: But you can't defeat Nyx...it's impossible.
Mitsuru: But we must still try.
Akihiko: Personally, I don't care if it is impossible.
I used to read Nietzsche back before I transferred here, did I ever mention that? Now that I think back, it may have been Ryoji influencing me...or I might've just been pretty emo. Nietzsche said that faith is trying to accomplish your goals even when you know they're impossible. That's all we have to go on now...faith.
I guess we'll find out soon enough if it'll carry us through.
To battle Nyx, we must reach the top of Tartarus...
...by the end of this month.
Ryoji: Nyx will descend to Tartarus and the world will end. If you go to the top of Tartarus on that day, you'll be able to face her. The tower exists for the purpose of Nyx's coming. As the Appriser, I usher Nyx into this world, and Tartarus welcomes her arrival.
So that's the plan now.
Ryoji: Yes, but remember: From today, you will fight against eternal despair. Like I've said so many times before, Nyx cannot be defeated.
We're going to make it to the top of Tartarus, and on the 31st, we're going to stand against Death itself to determine the fate of all life.
Ryoji is insistent that it's hopeless, and hey, maybe it is.
But that's what faith is all about.
Ryoji left us after that...
...but his parting words gave us strength for the coming battle.
"Best wishes in the coming year..."
That's right. Because there's going to be another year.
And I'll be damned if I'll let it be otherwise.
Everyone's standing beside me...
(Susano-o is the god of the sea in Shinto mythology.)
...and we cannot fail.
We're not just SEES anymore...
...we're the Nyx Annihilation Team...
...and it's not over 'til it's over.
Coming up in the next entry: Last days...