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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 124: [continued]

VLR OST: [Eeriness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I got betrayed...?

He chose..."ally"?
He chose "betray" last time...

Last time...? What are you talking about?

Oh, uh, nothing...

The truth was I didn't know why I'd said that either.
The words had just appeared in my mouth before I knew I was saying them.

You're the one who chose "betray."
I should be asking you why.

Sorry... I just...

I told him you might choose "betray."

Phi, you...

I can't believe you. I'd never choose "betray."
I trusted you two...
And this is what I got.

Ah. I apologize.

Ph-Phi... You don't need to apologize.
I was the one who did it.
I pushed the button.

Oh. Yeah, I guess you've got a point.


It's Sigma's fault. You want to blame someone, blame him.

What the hell, Phi?!

Bah. What, you gonna fight each other now?
I don't care which one of you pushed the button.
I'm never trusting either of you again.
This isn't over.
Just you wait.

I tried to think of something to say, but before I could come up with the right words, he was gone. I spun around—

But she was gone too.

Gah! Where the hell...
How'd she just disappear like that...?

As I looked around the room for Phi, I noticed that Clover, K, and Luna seemed to be having some kind of an argument as well.

I moved closer and did my best to listen surreptitiously.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Sorry... I guess I wanted to get out of here as soon as possible, you know?

I apologize, but I felt the same way.

But... If we all choose "ally," then we could all escape together!
It only takes three turns to get 6 points...
That would be enough to get us out.

Well of course we know that.
But if we betray then it's...faster...

If your opponent chooses "ally" and you choose "betray," then you gain 3 points.
Do that twice, and you get six points. You see?

If you ally, then you have to play the AB Game three times...

But if you betray somebody, you only have to do it twice.

Wh-Why are you acting like that's the right thing to do!?
I almost feel like you're...blaming me or something!

We aren't trying to blame you.

But, I mean, if you just think about it, wouldn't it make sense to choose "betray"?

Forget it. I understand now.
It was silly of me to trust you guys...

Luna walked off with her head buried between her shoulders.
Her back trembled as if perhaps she were crying, but I couldn't see her face.
Alice, Dio, and Quark, however, seemed to be having some issues of their own...

Hmph. Fine. You just wait.

Man... This's all your fault, Quark.

M-My fault?! Why are you blaming me?!

They exchanged dark looks, then stomped off in different directions.

We now repeat a whole lot of stuff.

The group finds out what happens when you hit 0 BP. Alice is displeased.

They resolve to go investigate, and leave Sigma on his own while he reminisces about being kidnapped.

Eventually he stops wallowing and goes to poke around, so we get to do the rounds for the last time for the last time!

Most of it is unchanged.

In the Lounge, Sigma, K and Dio discuss total lunar eclipses and Schrödinger's Cat before Phi and Luna join them to discuss Radical 6.

In the Infirmary, there actually is something new.

999 OST: [Imaginary]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What do I want...? What, you think I'm here to play doctor? Only if you're secretly Clover.

Tell you what, how about I'll be the doctor.
You get on the exam table and I'll cut you open with that scalpel over there.

Man... Are you still pissed?

My BP's down to 1 thanks to you!

C'mon, I already told you I was sorry...

Yes, and that makes it all better, you goddamn idiot!

Well then what the heck am I supposed to do?

Piss off.

Seems like I'm already doing that.

You don't know the half of it. Just get outta my sight.

Easy solution, then: Just close your eyes.

Leave before I make yours black.
The last guy I fought went home in an ambulance.

Shouldn't have picked a fight with a paramedic then.

Shut up.


Sigma then proceeds to look around and asks about Quark. This scene is actually almost identical to how it plays out if we'd voted Ally and gotten betrayed. The sole difference is that when Sigma asks Tenmyouji to elaborate on how he and Quark were abducted, Tenmyouji instead says:

The last time we did this route, the infirmary was the last place we visited, and we rounded the divider at this point to find Quark collapsed on the floor. This time, though, he should still be okay!

VLR OST: [Anxiousness]

H-Hey...Quark? You all right?


Can you hear me?

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Huh? ...What? Is...something...happening?

I turned to look at Tenmyouji.
He looked back, confused.

Weren't you listening to our conversation?

You were just...talking so fast... I couldn't really understand...


My head felt kinda foggy, and I couldn't really make out what you were saying...


Are you sure you're okay?

I think I'm just tired.
Being stuck in this place is pretty exhausting...
And... And...

He glanced at the bed in the back of the room.
On it lay the body of the old woman.

Tenmyouji! What the hell were you thinking?!
You can't let Quark back here!

H-Huh? Oh, yeah, right.
Quark, get over here.



Maybe Luna should have a look at you.
Supposedly she's some sort of doctor...

I said I was fine.
Gosh Grandpa, you're such worrier.
You always freak out over nothing. I'm fine.


Well, it looks to me like you're doing fine. I guess we don't have anything to worry about.

Yup! Come on, let's get back to work.
I'm guessing you didn't find a secret passage somewhere, huh?


I see.

I'll go check up on the others, then.
Tenmyouji... Keep an eye on him, all right?

You think I need you to tell me that?

Crisis averted!

Meanwhile, in the Crew Quarters...

Clover reveals the previous two Nonary Games and Sigma is grilling her on them when--

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Tenmyouji? What's wrong?

L-Luna! Where's Luna?!

She's not here...

What's wrong?

It's Quark! Something bad's happened!

Hey, calm down.
What happened to Quark?

I don't... He just collapsed!

VLR OST: [Strain]

I have to find Luna!
She said she was some kind of a doctor, right?

Luna's over in the lounge. Where's Quark?

He's in the infirmary!

Got it! I'll go get Luna! You head back to the infirmary!
Clover, Alice, you're with me!



We bolted out of the crew quarters and headed toward the lounge, and Luna.