Part 195: 12/24: Cognitive DecayPart 184: 12/24: Cognitive Decay
*grunts of pain*
Is everyone OK !?
Dude, we just got shot by a fucking laser beam. Its not a pointless question.
Oh ! Hey, our clothes are back to normal !
Wait, what? Today was a school day (which I still dont understand for a few reasons), why are we in our casual clothes?
Huh ? Shibuya ?
Did we lose ?
Its kind of difficult to tell sans motion, but it begins to rain.
Somethings off, though
Erosion (Watch this)
Oh, I see, we changed clothes for this cutscene, now it all makes sense.
Is this what it meant by the fusion!?
Oh, hey Mishima. Howre you doing?
Whats going on here? What is--
What the hell ?
To think this would happen
Tch, the hell is this ? Whats going on!? Kaoru Kaoru!
Is this scenery for real ?
Oh no Something wrongs happened to the world !
Whats going on here!?
Nah, as weird as this is, were still a long ways off from being as creepy and fucked-up as SAO.
Everyone else isnt seeing this ?
Seems like our Confidants were the only people whove been unaffected by this phenomenon.
Hello? Yes, its about tomorrows preliminary meeting
The announcement for the new smartphone is tonight!
What were the Phantom Thieves all about anyway?
Oh man, hearing that brings back memories! I feel so dumb for even believing they existed.
It was fun news, though. Well, I doubt anyone believes theyre around anymore.
Its probably because they dont feel that its odd
Ohh I feel woozy Nngh
Fade (Absolutely watch this)
My My hand !
You, uh, might wanna see someone about that, man. Phantom limbs are no minor issue.
No no !
Ryuji Sakamoto, the Chariot. Brash, defiant, and the first friend you made in Tokyo. He has a nasty tendency to blurt out the worst thing at the worst time, but youve been through a lot together, and hes never really let you down yet.
His name is lost to the wind.
Ann Takamaki, the Lovers. Shes been with you all this time, but thinking back she didnt leave much of an impression as one of the more normal members of your band of oddballs. Even so, theres an unbreakable connection between you, as kindred spirits whove both been through hell.
The void takes another, and grows hungrier even as it consumes.
Yusuke Kitagawa, the Emperor. A genuine weirdo. It was always a tossup whether his cluelessness would amuse or grate, but you formed a bond with him nevertheless.
Despair rises in your chest. You want to vomit. You cannot stand, you can only watch and hope that you will not be last.
Futaba Sakura, the Hermit. Shes awkward and strange, but shes gotten you out of more scrapes than you can count. Plus, shes family by now, and you wouldnt have it any other way.
Theres more gaps than remnants, now. Who were you just thinking about?
Makoto Niijima, the Priestess. An early adversary turned irreplaceable ally. You disagree with her career choice, but understand that shes doing what she thinks is best, and thats all you can ask of her.
Why are you crying? You cant answer the question. You feel sad, but without apparent purpose.
Haru Okumura, the Empress. Sweet, but with a hidden dark streak. The two of you formed a deep kinship that eventually became something more.
Theres a hole in your memory, something you know is vital, more important than anything, but what was it?
Because I brought you all there ?
Morgana, the Magician. His contant smugness was annoying, but his unfailing presence in your life these past eight months has been a comfort, youre forced to admit.
Its empty. Theres no one left. Youre alone, and fading fast.
You weakly murmur, Sorry, but to no one. It dies unhear-
Well shit. I cant believe the Phantom Thieves are fucking dead.
Now that image right there is some Shin Megami Tensei-ass bullshit.