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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 100: Lost Opportunities

VLR OST: [Anxiousness]

No question these are Chromatic Doors, I guess.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

So it seems.

I've been here the whooooole time.

S-Seriously? I didn't notice you at all.



So, what do you want? Why are you stalking me?

I'm not stalking you. I just followed you here.

That's pretty much the same thing.
But... how did you do it? You were totally silent...

I already told you I'm not.
Remember? Back in the AB Room when we met.

Yeah. Actually...


Did a kid write that or what?

Why do you say that?

Well, they managed to spell "ninth" wrong. Who puts an "e" in there?

You're right...

Then again, maybe it means something.



Do you know what it means? The Latin part.

Hey now, give me a little credit.
Even I know what "mememto mori" means.
You see it all over the place...

"Never forget that we all die some day."
I guess it's sort of a cautionary thing?

What about the other part?

It's exactly what it says on the tin, right?
Some sort of conditional about lions and suns.



No, nothing.
Nothing at all.

What about you?

Well, let's see...

Memento Mori... if the nineth lion ate the sun...
Memento Mori... if the nineth lion ate the sun...

I repeated the words over and over in my head, but... nothing.
Whatever they meant, it was beyond me.

But perhaps Phi...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]


Don't you know Latin?
Maybe you can help figure more of it out.

Well, I know a little. More than most people I guess, but I'm not an expert.

Then how'd you know that phrase?
Elapsem semel occasionem non ipse potest Iuppiter reprehendere.

Oh. That.

That's from... um... this.

She unpinned the brooch from her chest as she spoke, and held it out to me.
I hesitated for a moment, then took it.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I turned it over...

So I guess the "I" is pronounced like a "J" in Latin, huh?


What is this?

A memento of my late mother.

Well, I guess it's something like a memento.

What does that mean?

She died right after I was born.
I was raised by foster parents, and they told me where the brooch had come from.

Apparently it was the only thing my mother had left behind...



What about your father?

Don't have one.
I guess you could say I was a bastard.
I never saw his face, and I don't know his name.
I don't even know if he's alive.


I couldn't think of anything else to say, so I just handed back the brooch.

Whenever I had to make a tough decision, I'd say it to myself.
Sometimes I'd just repeat it, over and over, like a chant.
Before long I had it memorized. It got me interested in Latin, and I started studying the language...


Elapsem semel occasionem non ipse potest Iuppiter reprehendere.
"Not even Jupiter can find a lost opportunity."
Sounds nice, doesn't it?


It seems kind of funny now.

[Music fades out]

I mean, look at us... We've done what Jupiter can't



That's why I followed you here.
I thought it would be a good idea to talk to you about all this. Alone.

Yeah. I agree.

There's something else we need to do to, though.

Find the number two bomb.


You're saying we should go somewhere else?