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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 122: NGAE: ~/cyan/ally/blue/betray sigma\$ alice.exe

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Ha! Serves you right! Ah ha ha ha ha ha hahahahaha!

What are you laughing at?!

You! Her! All of you! God you're stupid.

What? Why?

999 OST: [Trepidation]

See that detonator you threw to Sigma?
You activated it.
If it gets more than a meter away from me, it sets itself off.
We figured someone might try and take it away, so we put in a little...safeguard.
Since you two were kind enough to take it away from me...
The bombs have gone from "remote control" to "countdown timer."
Go ahead and destroy the detonator if you want. Won't make any difference now.
The bombs are going to go off no matter what.

How long do we have?!

Heh... About 30 minutes.

Thirty minutes...

Oh no...

My condolences.

What can we do to stop them?!

I told you that already.
First we need the device that allows us to input information...
Then we plug it into each bomb and enter the codes.

Hey, Alice, who the hell are you?
How do you know all this?

None of your damn business.
Just tell me where the input device is.

Ha. Well, that's none of your damn business.

Yeagh! Fuck! Stop! You're gonna break it!

Of course. That's the plan.

Please! Stop!

Just tell me what I want to know.

Okay! Okay, I'll tell you!
It's in my coat! The right-hand pocket!

Clover, check it out.


She nodded, and started digging through his pockets. After a few minutes...

It's no use! There's nothing here!

Did you lie to me?!

No! I swear! Keep looking!

Oh...wait... There is something in here.

Clover pulled her hand from his pocket and held it out.

Hey, what is this?

Huh? I can't see it.
Bring it over here.

Clover frowned and moved closer to Dio, holding the pill out toward him—-
Suddenly he moved, his right hand snaking out to grab the pill from Clover's hand.

[Music fades out]

Before anyone could react, he shoved it into his mouth.

I heard a tiny "crack" as he bit down on it. Almost immediately he grimaced in pain.

999 OST: [Chill and Rigor]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Hnnngh... Hurk...


Wh-What?! What was that?!

Poison, I'd guess.


Damn... How could I be so stupid...

Hurrrrkkk... Urrrgghh... Arrrgh...!

His eyes rolled up into his head, and flecks of spittle began to trickle out from the corners of his mouth.
I grabbed him by the hair and shook.

What the hell are you doing?!
Where's the input device?!

Heh... Lost my couch...back home...

Don't screw with me!

Unnnngh... Aaah...

Fine. Don't tell us. How about you give us the deactivation codes instead?

Ha... You guys are persistent.
Not gonna do you...much good anyway...
I'll tell you...
But you only
This is the deactivation code...for bomb...three...

What about the other three?!
Tell us the other three!

He didn't even seem to hear me.

My body a part of the foundation of a...bright future...

His voice was weak, and more foam was dribbling out of his mouth.

May Brother everlasting...glory...

[Music fades out]

Those were the last words Dio spoke. He died with a strange, happy smile.

VLR OST: [Divulgation]

He only gave us the password for one of the bombs.
This is bad... What are we going to do?

I don't know...

Twenty-five minutes.

Are you sure?

When he told us the time, I checked my bracelet.
It said exactly thirty minutes.

You mean the bombs are gonna go off the same time the next set of doors opens?

The time on your bracelet is the time we have left.

I was hoping that we might be able to escape through the white doors, but...

It takes five minutes for the primary door to open and close. So...

Yes, I know. There's no way we can get through them before the explosion happens.




We need three things.
The password input device...

And the remaining two bombs, right?


We also need passwords for all the bombs other than number three.


Maybe Dio has a note or something?

Hold on. Let me check.

She knelt down and quickly checked his pockets and sleeves, then sat back on her heels, frustrated.

Damn... He's clean.

She looked pale.

Tenmyouji, can you go tell Luna what's happened?

Right. I'm on it.

Good. The rest of you, let's move out!
We can do this. Let's go!

We all took off at a run, heading to different parts of the building.


All of our searching turned up nothing.

And as we searched...

The clock kept ticking.

Then at last, the Chromatic Doors opened.

Five minutes remain until Chromatic Doors close.

Our time had run out.
We watched the white doors open...
Were they doors to heaven...? Or to hell?

The thought barely had time to flutter through my mind before everything went white.

We didn't even have time to say goodbye.

A thousand emotions flooded my brain in those last moments.
Why? How? How had we ended up this way?
Then a blistering wave of heat, like the surface of the sun itself, wiped out any lingering thoughts.

Aaaand, roll the credits.

VLR OST: [Virtue's Last Reward (Piano)]

Like a couple of multi-route style games out there, names appear and disappear from VLR's cast list depending on what route you're on.

Still no English names, though.

I don't see how anything that just happened warrants description as "revenge".

It's possible we may have opened the floodgates.

Again, you
did write down the password, right? And again, game's got your back if you didn't.

And here we are again. Where to next?

cd ~/magenta/ally/red
After successfully allying with Luna, go through the Red door with Alice and Clover

cd ~/magenta/ally/blue
After successfully allying with Luna, go through the Blue door with Alice and K

cd ~/yellow/ally/green
After being betrayed by Tenmyouji, go through the Green door with Clover and Quark

cd ~/yellow/ally/blue
After being betrayed by Tenmyouji, go through the Blue door with Clover and Tenmyouji

cd ~/yellow/betray
Betray Tenmyouji after escaping the Infirmary

cd ~/cyan/betray/blue
After successfully betraying Alice, reject Alice's suggestion and insist on taking the Blue door with Luna and Alice

cd ~/cyan/betray/green
After successfully betraying Alice, reject Alice's suggestion and insist on taking the Green door with Luna and Clover