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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 26: [continued]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Please check your bracelet to see your updated Bracelet Points.

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

No need to thank me. I just did what I promised I'd do.
Anyway, thank you too.

I also just did what I promised to do.
Now we both have 7 BP. This is the home stretch.

Yes it is. I hope we'll get to pair up in the next round too.

Yeah. You're an opponent I can trust.

If we were partners, you could pick whatever you wanted then, couldn't you?
I mean, you'd get 9 points either way.

Whoa, hold on there.
Why would I suddenly choose "betray"?
I've already chosen "ally" twice...

You're right...

So let's choose "ally" and get the hell out of here together. Sound good?


C'mon, why do you look so sad?

Well, it's just... There's a part of me that just can't feel genuinely happy about that...



Oh... You mean Alice?

Oh... Yes...

We still haven't found Quark either, huh...

That too...

Technically, he's won...

[Music fades out]

VLR OST: [Eeriness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What did you tell me all that stuff for...? Were you just lying?

No. Everything I told you was the truth.
You have to trust me.

How could you do that?! You're such a jerk!
How could I betray you after that?! And then you... you...


I'm sorry...



What? No, of course I'm not Zero.

Then how could you know all that?! Where did you find out about that stuff?!

I told you, I--

I'm not lying.



I mean... there's no way...

Clover... This isn't about me.
I... I made a mistake.
I got someone involved in all this when I shouldn't have.

You mean Quark?


You did this to get Quark's BP up to 9...?

I'm not important.
The only thing that matters is that Quark gets out of this nightmare.


Isn't it obvious? I'm going to look for Quark.

Hey! Wait!

[Music fades out]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I thought Clover had said she didn't trust any of us anymore.

Yeah, I know. But then she chooses "ally"...
Tenmyouji must have said something to her before the last round started, but what?

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Yes, I did. Phi put herself in a situation where choosing "betray" would be unwise.
If she had chosen "betray", Dio would have 9 BP now.

That was her guarantee?


Then why didn't you choose "betray"?
You could be walking out of here with 9 points right now.

It's because you promised, right?

There was another reason?


What was it?

What do you mean?

When we were investigating the pantry together, I felt that Phi was somehow... similar to me.
Something in me said... "Don't betray her".
You could call it intuition, I suppose.


Besides, you don't get to have a connection with me unless I give you permission, and I don't remember doing that.
You're acting like we're pals or something.
It kind of skeeves me out, to be honest.

What the hell, man?! He did you a favor and now you're gonna give him shit for it?!

You chose "ally" too.
Didn't you do that because you trusted him?

When we were in the pantry, I stuffed my face like an idiot.
That got him to lower his guard.


Did you really think that would be enough to convince him?
I mean, if you were wrong, then he could have escaped and left you behind.

What are you getting at?

You tell me.

...Shut up.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

If we could, uh, change the subject... Where did Dio go?

...Yeah, that's a good question.

He must have been here for the results...

Oh, I saw him leave.
He checked the results, and then left through the yellow door.

So where did he go...

[Music fades out]

Round three of the Ambidex Game will be the Star Round.
Star keys are required to open the gates.
There is no set limit on usage of the star keys.
The Ambidex Gates can be opened as many times as the players wish to open them.

VLR OST: [Sinisterness]

As long as you have the star keys, you can play the AB Game as many times as you want.

You probably won't be allowed to play it continuously, however.
There's a period of time between when the doors open, and when the polling ends.

Based off the last two rounds, I think it's about 45 minutes long.

So you can repeat the game once every 45 minutes or so.

Oh... that's right.


Remember what Zero Jr. said?

Oh yeah...
What are your bracelets, guys?
Looks like I'm...

Looks like we're pairing up again.
Better than getting stuck with Dio, I guess...

Hey, what's that supposed to mean?

What about you, Luna?

Wait... Green?


Weren't the colors for the first game red, green and blue?
And we used those colors to open the magenta, yellow and cyan doors, right?

Yes, that's right.

Then the next round we had magenta, yellow and cyan bracelets...
And opened the red, green and blue doors, right?


But this time we've got magenta and yellow pairs, but also a green solo...
What color doors are we supposed to open?

And where are they?

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

That means Dio, Tenmyouji, and Clover...

And Quark.

We'll need to check Alice's bracelet too. Anyone could just pick it up, now.


I will try and find the remaining people and their bracelets.
Quark will be my first priority.

I'll come with you.

Very well.

And don't forget to, um, retrieve it.
We'll likely need it to get through the Chromatic Doors.

Right. Sigma, could you come with me?

What? O-Okay... Let's go.
(I'm going to have to see her again...)
(I feel sick just thinking about it.)

Let's see... When do the doors open...

An hour and 21 minutes.

Sounds good.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]


Maybe...? But if he is, then Luna's in danger!


Damnit, Phi!

Well, yeah, but...
I just had this gut feeling that I could trust him...

A gut feeling, huh?

That's not it.

Are you sure?


No, that's not possible.

Why not?

Because Luna didn't need a knife to kill Alice.
When we played the last round, Alice's BP was 1.
Luna was playing against the two of us.
All she would have had to do is convince us to vote "ally", and she could have killed Alice easily.

She would have just had to pick "betray".


But if she'd done that, do you really think the rest of us would have let her get away with it?
We'd probably have tied her up, or locked her away, or something.

The only way to get an ally vote from your pair would have been to physically overpower Alice...
Or trick her like I did with Dio.

So... what? You're saying Luna's the killer?

No, I'm not.
I'm just saying the possibility exists.

He's got a full suit of armor.
I'm betting he's pretty hard to kill with all that on.


All right, I think that's enough of that.