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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 89: NGAE: ~/cyan/betray sigma\$ cd _

It's time to re-do the rounds for the first time, as opposed to last time when we re-did the rounds for the third time.

I mean...

Last time we re-did the rounds, we were doing those rounds for the first time--

--I mean, this is the first time we're seeing the aftermath of the same AB Game with different results.

You know what I mean.

VLR OST: [Anxiousness]

Sigma, K and Quark's conversation ameowt Schrödinger's Cat is unchanged, as is the followup about the Radical-6 article.

999 OST: [Riddle and Puzzle]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

We should just hurry up and try to find out how to get out of here.

Quark has a point.
If we want to know what's going on outside, the fastest way to find out is by going outside.

Yeah, you're right.

Good! Mr. K and I will keep searching the cabins, then.
What are you going to do?

I... guess I'll go somewhere else.


Then we will see you later.


[Music fades out]

This is, of course, the variation of this conversation that isn't immediately interrupted by someone discovering the bomb.

Here, we get some new stuff.

999 OST: [Imaginary]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Ugh. What're are you doing here?

Still mad, huh?


Ah, come on now, you don't have to get your panties in a bunch.

That's easy for you to say, Dio! You're sitting pretty at 5 BP!
Tenmyouji and I only have 1! You do understand what that means, don't you?!

That's no reason to take your anger out on people.
You won't get your BP back by being a jerk to him.

What's this? You're going to take his side?
I thought you of all people would agree with me.

I do.

Why would you care? You've got what, maybe five years left? Maybe less?
I'm not like you! I'm still young! I want to live a long life!
There's so many things I still want to do!

Like what?

Well, let's see...
I want to wear lots of gorgeous clothes...
I want to eat tons of delicious food, and fall in love...

What an idiot.

Excuse me?!

I was going to take your side, but after that load of horseshit you're on your own.

And from here it's as before; Alice tells us about her father, and the group discusses just how goddamn mysterious they all are. Sigma resolves to muse on this elsewhere.

[Music fades out]

This room is entirely unchanged - Sigma, Phi, Luna and Clover discuss the headaches they've all been having and how weird they all feel. Until...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What is it?

I found something horrible in room 2 in the crew quarters!



VLR OST: [Strain]

Never mind! You'll understand when you see it!

This scene proceeds identically to before except with some characters swapped around; It's K who leads us to the bomb instead of Clover, Quark who fetches the others instead of Luna, and Tenmyouji who screams "Where's the bomb?!" instead of Dio. Everyone stares at the bomb for a while, Alice talks about dead-man switches, then...

VLR OST: [Eeriness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

It was me.
I found it while Quark and I were investigating this area.
We split up to collect the rest of you.

How did you know it was a bomb?


I'm not sure.

Because of the amnesia?


Are you kidding me? We don't even know if it's a real bomb.
Are you gonna tell me you believe that guy who can't remember his own fucking name knows a bomb when he sees it--

That's a bomb. I'm sure of it.

How do you know?

I just do, okay?

And from here Alice continues not telling us that she's a secret agent, Quark gets the greatest allegorical physics lesson ever conceived, and everyone suddenly realizes they're out of time.

VLR OST: [Strain]

Phi tells us our options, which are, as a reminder:

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Well, you decided the first time, right?


Then can I decide this time?

Why you?

I only have 1 BP left...
Doesn't it seem like the fair thing is to let the person who's at the greatest disadvantage choose? Wouldn't you agree?


I mean, you've only got 1 BP, right?

You've got a point.
But how about we listen to what Alice wants first?
So, tell us. Which door and which people do you want?

The green door.
And I want to go with K and Quark.

That means Tenmyouji and Dio will go with Clover through the blue door...

Is that all right with you, Tenmyouji?

If we go through there together, that means you'll be playing against me in the next AB Game. Are you really, really sure?

Yeah, I'm sure. Matter of fact, that's why I want to go with you.
You said you didn't trust me, right?
Well, I'd like to change your mind.
I figure this'll give me the chance.


I've been wanting to pair up with Alice, too.
There's something I want to talk to you about.

Oh? And that is...?

We'll get to that later.


Y-Yes. ...I guess.

What about the rest of you? Is that okay too?

Despite the presentation, this really isn't any different from any other time we've done this. If we refuse...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Why not?



Oh no... this is bad...
Which door do you want then? The only other choices are A and C...

I thought about it again.

If I want with A, then Luna and I would end up paired with Clover, and we'd go through the green door.

On the other hand, if I chose C, we'd be going through the blue door with Alice.

So which one did I want?

So let's just vote on this normally.