Part 35: Amalgam
I continue deeper into the lab, saving my game.
Or at least, I try to.
At least this one has a name. It's called Lemon Bread.
I don't even have the option to Check this monster.
So, I Call.
I'm not okay with this.
I'm already taking lots of damage.
More teeth and eyes. I Flex.
I'm dropped to 4 HP. I eat a Nice Cream to heal.
I endure more teeth. Then, I Unhug.
I'm able to Spare her.
The fight ends.
I head west.
I can barely see through this dust.
Through a lot of fumbling, I make it to the far end of this room.
(That's all you could red.)
I head back.
Didn't I skip over this doorway before?
I take the green key.
I haven't gone east from this split yet.
now that mettaton's made it big, he never talks to me anymore.
...except to ask when i'm going to finish his body.
but i'm afraid if i finish his body, he won't need me anymore...
then we'll never be friends again.
...not to mention, every time i try to work on it, i just get really sweaty...
The air in here is awful.
I flip the switch.
Dogs encountered: $UNDEF
Action list is, strangely, identical to Greater Dog.
It seems like ignoring this creature is impossible.
A very dangerous attack. If it stops moving too close to me, I can't avoid its next dash.
It bounds towards you, flecking a strange liquid from an orifice.
Amalgamate only has the two attacks.
It rests quietly on your lap for a moment...
Suddenly, it shoots away and crawls wildly on the walls!
The Amalgamate bings it back to you... Proudly?
You repeat this process a few times.
Now Amalgamate is very tired... It leans its dripping, amorphous body on you...
My health is getting low. I eat a Hush Puppy.
With dog magic neutralized, Amalgamate no longer attacks.
The battle ends.
With fans enabled, I head back to the room with all the beds.
There's an unexplored branch to the east from here.
We'll need a vessel to wield the monster SOULs when the time comes.
After all, a monster cannot absorb the SOULS of other monsters.
Just as a human cannot absorb a human SOUL...
What about something that's neither human nor monster?
experiments on the vessel are a failure.
it doesn't seem to be any different from the control cases.
whatever. they're a hassle to work with anyway.
the seeds just stick to you, and won't let go...
I have a bad feeling about this hallway.
It isn't going to be okay.
I have a strange collection of options. Going in order, I Pick On.
But nothing happened.
, spews butterflies from a creature's head.
I feel like I've heard this somewhere before.
Head after head tumbles off of the creature's neck.
Ineffective. I Hum.
Ineffective. I Pray.
Reaper Bird's voice splits into three.
The fight ends.
I continue to the end of the corridor.
(That's all you could read.)
I save my game, then head north and west.
That's two out of four switches active.
This room is now properly ventilated.
the families keep calling me to ask when everyone is coming home.
what am i supposed to say?
i don't even answer the phone anymore.
ASGORE left me five messages today.
four about everyone being angry
one about this cute teaup he found that looks like me
i spend all my time at the garbage dump now
it's my element
Looks like there's nothing important in the refrigerators.
BGM?: So Cold
None of these should exist.
Options are identical to Snowdrake. Hey, doesn't this look kind of familiar...?
...what? You didn't do that?
...what? You didn't say that?
I Joke again.
I Joke again.
The fight ends.
I pick up the blue key.
I flip the third switch.
I flip the fourth switch.
I save my game.
With all four switches flipped, the door opens.
Is this... another elevator?
I can't go up or down.
I exit to the west.
Two monitors in this hallway, both inactive.
I switch the power back on.
Is there no end to these things?
The creatures shamble away.
They get kind of sassy when they don't get fed on time.
I think they smelled the potato chips you had, and...
The power went out, and I've been trying to turn it back on!
But it seems like you were one step ahead of me.
This was probably just a big inconvenience for you...
B-but I appreciate that you came here to back me up!
As I said, I was afraid I might...
Not come back...
But that's not because of these guys or anything!
I was just worried I would be too afraid...
To tell the truth...
That I might run away, or do something...
As you probably know, ASGORE asked me to study the nature of souls.
During my research, I isolated a power called "determination."
I injected it into the dying monsters so their souls would last after death.
But the experiment failed.
You see, unlike humans', monsters' bodies don't have enough...
Physical matter to take those concentrations of "determination".
Their bodies started to melt, and lost what physicality they had.
Pretty soon, all of the test subjects had melted together into...
Seeing them like this, I know...
I couldn't tell their families about it.
I couldn't tell anyone about it.
No matter how much everyone was asking me.
And I was too afraid to do any more work, knowing...
...everything I'd done so far had been such a horrific failure.
Now, I've changed my mind about all this.
I'm going to tell everyone what I've done.
It's going to be hard.
Being honest... Believing in myself...
I'm sure there will be times where I'll struggle.
I'm sure there will be times where I screw up again.
But knowing, deep down, that I have friends to fall back on...
I know it'll be a lot easier to stand on my own.
It's time for everyone to go home.
Alphys leaves. I head back, too.
I've chosen a candidate.
I haven't told ASGORE yet, because I want to surprise him with it...
In the center of his garden, there's something special.
The first golden flower, that grew before all the others.
The flower from the outside world.
It appeared just before the queen left.
What happens when something without a SOUL gains the will to live?
the flower's gone.
I'm stopped by a phone call.
It's been a long time, hasn't it...?
But you've done well.
Thanks to you, everything has fallen into place.
See you soon.