The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 152: NGAE: ~/yellow/ally/blue/ally sigma\$ cd _

999 OST: [Imaginary]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Hmph. Took you long enough.

*Pant* *Pant* *Pant*
Where are...the others...?

In the AB Rooms.

They went in already?


Why didn't you two?
Have you been waiting for me?

Grandpa said there was something he had to tell you before we voted, no matter what.


Nothing that significant.

That's it.

And you had to tell me that no matter what?
Seems kinda pointless...
I mean, words are cheap. You can promise whatever you want.

True, but we've got something to back it up.
Just hear me out.

Okay. Go ahead.

So what do we need to get to the magic number?
Well, we need you to choose "ally."
If you do that, it doesn't really matter to us what we pick.

You'd get to 9 whether you got 2 or 3 points.

That being the case, we don't have any reason to betray you.
And if we both choose "ally," we both gain points.

True, but you must have considered that I'll choose "betray."
That would mean you'd choose "betray" to protect yourselves.


Can I trust you?

Of course.

All right, tell me one thing.
Let's say we do this and both ally. Everybody gets 2 points.
That means you and Quark will have enough to leave, which is great for you...
But I'll be stuck with a measly 5.
How do I know you aren't going to just open the number nine door and leave us in the lurch?


I can give you my word.
I will not open the number nine door, even if I have enough points to do so.
I swear it.
We aren't gonna abandon everybody else just so we can escape.

I swear too! I promise!

Man... So all you've got is a promise, huh...?

When I make a promise, I keep it. Trust me.




All right, fine. I'll trust you.

[Music fades out]

We're counting on you, Sigma.

You gotta choose "ally"! You promised!

With that, they turned and ran into the AB Room second from the right.

Well, guess I should get moving.

VLR OST: [Consternation]

I'd be that much closer to 9...
And choosing "betray" would guarantee that they wouldn't try and escape without the rest of us.
Betrayal seemed like the safe bet...


Tenmyouji I could betray easily enough, but Quark...?

What the hell was I going to do?!


What a quandry. Do we trust Tenmyouji not to bolt? Would we betray Quark? Decide...