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Part 25
Chapter 57: Dreams...

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[Scene fade to white.]

[Begin music: "The Ship of Regret and Sleep"]

[Scene fade in on the nebulous. A still of a huge flying craft, the Merkava, is shown dispersing objects to the earth.]

CITAN*
God... the inter-planetary invasion weapon -Deus-... had awakened and its ark,
Merkava
was activated.

[The still cuts to reveal that what the Merkava is dispersing are creatures in the shape of angels.]

CITAN*
Deus began to absorb, one after the other, the mutated people, destined to be its parts...
While the non-mutated, would eventually, only become a threat to it. To exterminate us and our civilization...
It set into action.

[The still cuts to a view of the side of the Merkava releasing angel-shaped creatures.]

CITAN*
The planet's surface was devastated...
... by Merkava and the weapons born from out of it, called...
'the -Seraph- angels'.

[The still cuts to Merkava releasing tons of Seraph angels. Scene fade.]

[Scene fade in on a picture of Weltall-2 hovering in an air dock with Fei lying on the dock in front of it. His friends led by Citan are there.]

CITAN*
While pursuing the newly awakened Deus, we chanced upon Fei, whose whereabouts had hitherto been lost...
Along with his Gear, Weltall...
Discovered together at the place where 'Merkava' was originally located...
We were overjoyed by Fei's return... but it was short lived...
For some unknown reason... Fei was found in a state of suspended animation.
He did not regain consciousness.

[The still cuts to the prison room in Shevat with the triangular block. Fei stands enveloped in an aura in the center of the block. All of his friends plus Margie and Sigurd stand around it, as well as Shevat officials.]

CITAN*
The people of Shevat, and we ourselves, feared a relapse of Fei's, no... Id's power... and had no choice but to put Fei into...
'Carbonite Freeze'.

[Citan fades out of the chair. The chair fades out. Scene fade to white.]

[Scene fades in on the nebulous above the pendant's chain. Pan down to the pendant. Citan fades in on the nebulous. Zephyr fades in opposite him. Camera on the side of Citan.]

CITAN
"... Your Majesty. Why do the people of Shevat fear Fei so much?
Even if Grahf and Id's power are comparable..."

ZEPHYR
"... It is not that we fear him."

[Zephyr shakes her head and nods.]

ZEPHYR
"We fear the error we ourselves committed.
And now we are simply trying to put a lid on it..."

CITAN
"The error that you yourselves committed?"

[Zephyr walks away. Citan follows her. Camera pan around slowly to behind Citan on the side. They stop.]

ZEPHYR
"Shevat instigated a battle 500 years ago to gain our independence from Solaris.
However, we became overcome with the lust for power...
Fearing the war-torn people's will would no longer be with Shevat, but with the Nisan Mother...
and that the people would assemble under Sophia...
... the Council of Elders of Shevat back then, made a deal with Solaris."

[Citan extends his arms.]

CITAN
"A deal?"

[Citan straightens. Zephyr turns to Citan and nods.]

ZEPHYR
"Yes..."

[Zephyr pauses.]

ZEPHYR
"At the time, Solaris... or the Gazel Ministry to be exact...
... were at odds with a woman who held the real power behind the scenes."

CITAN
"... Would that happen to have been Miang?"

ZEPHYR
"Most probably it was."

[Darken scene.]

ZEPHYR
Fearing the increasing power of the masses assembling in Nisan, the Gazel Ministry schemed to hand over to us their antagonist, Miang, and promised a division of the rulership over the earth's surface.
But in exchange...
We had to give them the rebel army that had assembled in Nisan and also their patron, Sophia...

[Lighten scene. Camera rotate around to behind Citan on the side slowly so that he is just barely in the foreground.]

ZEPHYR
"The leaders of Shevat accepted...
... and it was decided that Nisan would be the location of the final decisive battle with Solaris."

[Zephyr walks away from a camera a step. A still flashes onto the nebulous in front of her of Nisan Sect members under a large group of Gears and armaments.]

ZEPHYR
"Shevat did not participate in that battle...
Thwarted by the awesome numbers of the Solarian army, and with their path of retreat cut off...
... the Nisan rebel army ran out of options and was destroyed...
Caught up in the middle of all this was Lacan, Bart's ancestor Roni, myself... and 'Krelian'."

CITAN
"You were also there?"

[Zephyr turns to Citan and nods.]

ZEPHYR
"Yes... Surrounded on all sides... we were prepared to die.
And then, the rebel forces' flagship appeared with Sophia on board.
She sacrificed herself so as to create a path for our retreat...
Sophia's ship headed straight for the enemy's main ship on a suicide attack."

[Scene fade to white.]

FMV 24: Sophia's Sacrifice
[A rusted old film is shown. A small sleek craft flies towards a large Solarian ship and takes fire. The craft begins smoking from taking damage. Sun glints off of the large Solarian ship which the craft is headed for. As it draws closer, the Solarian ship turns and begins firing on it more directly, damaging it greatly. Yet, somehow it continues on course. The main guns of the ship train on the small craft. The ship takes loads of damage but continues as if willed to. The ship accelerates more and then kamikazes into the Solarian ship. A bright explosion lights up the sky for miles around. Scene fade to white.]
[----END FMV 24----]

[Scene fade back in on the nebulous with the still of the Nisan Sect and its Gears still there. Zephyr shakes her head and nods.]

ZEPHYR
"Thanks to Sophia's sacrifice, we were able to survive.
However, her death forever changed the fate of two men..."

[Darken scene.]

ZEPHYR
Krelian, who followed closely under her as the leader of the Nisan sect's militia, completely lost faith after calling out to a god that would not respond.
"I will create god with my own hands!"
... were the last words he uttered before he disappeared.
And Lacan...
He resented himself for not having the power to do anything while she died in front of him...
... So he began to search for the 'Legendary Power'.

[Lighten scene.]

CITAN
"Legendary Power?"

[Zephyr nods.]

ZEPHYR
"God's resting place, 'Mahanon'... The source of divine wisdom, 'Razael'...
And the 'Anima Relics' which were created by that very wisdom...
Besides these... there is one more legend."

CITAN
"And that is?"

ZEPHYR
"'Zohar'..."

[Citan extends his arms.]

CITAN
"Zohar!? That has the same name as the 'Zohar Modifier'...
... the power reactor that Miang spoke of, saying it was the infinite energy source of god -Deus-...
What she claimed is also the source of our Ether powers and the driving force of all our Gears."

[Citan straightens up. Zephyr shakes her head and nods.]

ZEPHYR
"It would have to be one and the same thing...
It is the place that contains the ultimate source of this world's power.
It is said that only he who has the correct destiny would be able to discover its location..."

[Zephyr shakes her head.]

ZEPHYR
"Losing all faith in humanity, Lacan sought after its power...
Lacan became Grahf... and the world collapsed...
This tragedy happened because of the people's lust for power...
I must take part of the responsibility for not having been able to stop it...
And now, Fei... the one who has the same power as Grahf...
We just wanted to seal up that dreadful power that arose from our own sinful deeds..."

[Zephyr fades out. Camera rotate around to the opposite angle. Citan walks towards the still and then turns to the side slightly. He fades out. Scene fade to white.]

[Scene fade in on the nebulous. Fei stands on the nebulous by himself facing the opposite direction as Citan's chair on the other side of the screen, a little higher up.]

CITAN*
Grahf, the man once known as Lacan, sought after the 'Power of Zohar'...
The one who has the same power as Grahf... Fei...
I had this premonition that Fei too would awaken and seek out that power.
And that presentiment became reality.

[Citan fades out of the chair. Fei fades out. Scene fade to white. Stop music.]

-----

[Scene fades in on the prison block of Shevat in the main area. Camera above the walkway on the left, looking down it. The room is completely dark, only shadows illuminate it. Scene cut to a wall. Pan up the wall to the walkway's level to see a cage. Rotate around to the side of the walkway and begin to pan to the left slowly. A carbonite block with Fei trapped in it comes into view. Inside the block, Fei seems to shift. Camera pan in closer to the block. Fade in a fast heartbeat sound. A ding is heard. Illuminate Fei. Scene change.]

[Scene fade in on a blue background. Fei is walking down the center towards camera. He continues to walk. The sound of the pendant is heard, but it is not seen.]

[Begin music: "The One Who is Torn Apart"]

FEI
Where... am I?
Who... am I?

[Fei walks to the side and then turns away from camera. The pendant is seen swinging from side to side in the distance in the direction he is headed.]

FEI
This is... my memory?

[A still of Fei and Citan in front of his workshop near Lahan shows up. A holographic image of Fei walks out of him and into the still.]

FEI
Doc...

[The still is turned off. On the other side a still of Fei and Bart standing on the bridge of the Yggdrasil is seen. Another holographic image of Fei walks into this still.]

FEI
Bart...

[The still turns off. A still is turned on of Rico and Fei outside a house in Kislev. Another holographic version of Fei walks from him into the still.]

FEI
Rico...

[A still on the other side turns on of Fei and Billy in his front room at the orphanage. Another holographic image walks into this still.]

FEI
Billy...

[The still turns off. A still of Fei and Wiseman in Shevat in front of the Queen's room is seen. A holographic image walks into this still too.]

FEI
Wiseman...

[The still turns off. On the other side, a still of Grahf standing on top of his Gear shows up. Another holographic image walks into this still.]

FEI
Grahf...

[Fei stops walking. Five holographic images of Fei fade in around him and in front of him, all looking separate directions.]

FEI
Everyone... My... memories.

[Scene fade to white. Fade back in. A holographic image of Elly, the way she normally looks, moves out of Fei, moves in front of him and turns to face him.]

FEI
Elly?

[Scene fade to white.]

[Scene fades in again. A holographic image of Karen fades out of Fei and overlaps on top of the image of Elly. It turns to face Fei too.]

FEI
Mother?

[All of the images of Fei move into him. Scene fade to white. Fade back in. There is only the present Fei and the pendant. The pendant begins to glow brightly. Then it disappears. An upside down still of someone's head is seen. The still turns off and turns back on closer. The area trembles and then the still turns off. Another Fei shows up behind Fei on the side with a sunlight beam enveloping him. Fei turns to see the new Fei.]

FEI
Who are you?

[Fei walks into the beam with the other Fei, and the sitting Fei becomes holographic.]

VOICE
I'm surprised. That's pretty clever.

[Fei turns to the left of the screen. The red-haired kid which has been appearing periodically walks up to Fei.]

FEI
You are... Id?

ID
I misjudged you. I didn't expect you, the fake personality, would create a fourth persona.

FEI
Fourth persona?

ID
He can't feel anything. He's shut up inside your ego.
The pressing facts and truths you won't face.
You're afraid of them, so you desired to completely shut yourself off from the outside world.

[The Id kid walks to the other side of Fei. Camera rotate around to Fei's side as he turns to face the Id kid.]

ID
And so you formed a fourth persona. A fourth 'Fei'. The name... doesn't matter.
He's the one on the stage. He's the one who's in control of our body.
But it is a useless form of resistance.

[The Id kid turns to Fei.]

ID
Come with me!

[The holographic image gets up and moves as the Id kid walks off away from the regular Fei. The regular Fei moves up a step.]

FEI
Wait! What are you doing?

ID
He has the key. I merely want to borrow it.
I've got to go somewhere.

[The Id kid leaves with the image of Fei. Camera rotate to behind Fei.]

ID
Are you... coming too?

[Scene flash black immediately. Stop music.]

-----

[A crackling fire is heard. Scene opens next to an illuminated battleship.]

[Begin music: "Bonds of Sea and Fire"]

[Pan down to the right to a campfire. A scene from 500 years ago is being shown. Roni Fatima stands on the back side of the campfire. Lacan sits on logs on the side. Krelian sits opposite him, facing camera. His hair is green, indicating the time period. Another man stands in the front of the scene facing Krelian.]

RONI
"C'mon guys, eat up.
You haven't been able to get this kinda food around here lately, have ya?"

[The fourth man walks up and sits down opposite the fire from Roni.]

RONI
"Well, this is also due to my business savvy."

[The fourth man, who's name is Rene, is introduced automatically. He turns towards Lacan.]

RENE
"... What's wrong, Lacan? You look kinda down. What's bothering you?
Are you worried about something?"

[Roni walks up closer to the fire and sits down.]

LACAN
"It's nothing... I'm just thinking about painting Sophia.
I don't know why I agreed to do her portrait..."

RENE
"Sophia... You mean your childhood friend who's now the Holy Mother of Nisan?"

LACAN
"She's not really a childhood friend...
... I just made her acquaintance at the monastery near my home when I was a child...
She went to the clinic there for convalescence."

[Lacan pauses.]

LACAN
"She was frail."

RENE
"So... what are you worried about painting her for?"

LACAN
"She does not wish herself to become a symbol of her sect.
... Actually, it seems she wasn't interested in having her portrait painted at first.
But, when she heard I would be the painter, she turned around and agreed.
That's what I don't understand..."

[Roni turns to Lacan.]

RONI
"I see..."

[Roni pauses.]

RONI
"Then she must like you..."

[Lacan looks at Roni.]

LACAN
"What are you talking about?"

RONI
"That's how women are... Right, Krelian...?"

[Roni turns to Krelian.]

RONI
"Hey, Krel!"

[Krelian turns halfway towards Roni.]

KRELIAN
"Huh?"

[Rene turns to Krelian.]

RENE
"... What's up? You're not having any? It's ready to eat."

KRELIAN
"Ah, yeah..."

[Roni turns to Rene.]

RONI
"The Holy Mother of Nisan, huh?
What, are you out to offend divine providence or something, Lacan?"

[Lacan looks back.]

LACAN
"Cut it out...! It's not... like that..."

[Roni stands up. He walks to the edge of the log Lacan sits on and folds his arms. He stops for a second. Then he walks up on the log and sits on air next to him. Lacan looks at Roni.]

LACAN
"Wh, what?"

[Camera pan up and away to the left past the battleship to the starry sky. Fade music.]

RONI
You've gotta lighten up a little...

[Scene fade to white.]

[Begin music: "The Treasure that Cannot be Stolen"]

[Scene fade in on Nisan on the main path. Lacan and Krelian are there. Camera behind Lacan on the side.]

KRELIAN
"Sophia first showed me that books are the best way to calm the heart...
... and now I'm hooked on reading."

[Krelian pauses.]

KRELIAN
"I'm not trying to brag... but I've learned a lot of things I never knew before.
Lately, I've been reading this."

LACAN
"What is it?"

[Krelian walks up closer to Lacan and turns back to him.]

KRELIAN
"Something I borrowed from Melchior.
It's about a form of molecular engineering... nanotechnology.
I believe it's a book found in the ancient ruins of the Zeboim civilization.
It's a copy of someone's research report, but it's incomplete.
I think there were even more wonderful things written in it, but we'll never know now..."

[Stop music. Scene fade to white slow.]

[Begin music: "Lost and Broken Heart"]

[Scene fades in on the room of Sophia. Lacan is painting Sophia like before. Camera behind Sophia/Elly on the side.]

ELLY
"What's wrong? You don't look so good."

[Elly pauses.]

ELLY
"Lately, you've seemed melancholy almost every day. Has something happened?"

[Lacan stops painting and shakes his head.]

LACAN
"I don't know. I just can't paint right now.
Sorry, but do you mind if we stop here for today..."

[Lacan turns slightly away from Elly, raises his arm and grasps it with his wrist.]

ELLY
"I see... It is not good to push yourself too hard...
Why don't you rest up for a little while? I'll have Krelian take you..."

[Scene fade to white slow. Scene fade.]

[Begin music: "The Ship of Regret and Sleep"]

[Scene fade in on the campfire scene above and behind Lacan. Camera pan over and rotate around to in front of Krelian on the side.]

KRELIAN
"Even so, there was a time when I did some pretty vicious things.
I lashed out at random... Everyone around me feared me... Even my friends.
I lived a life surrounded by people who looked at me with fear in their eyes."

[Krelian pauses.]

KRELIAN
"But she was the only one who wasn't afraid of me. She would just smile.
Peace of mind... She was the one who taught me what that was and how I could receive it...
She taught me how to live as a human..."

[Fade music. Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "Bonds of Sea and Fire"]

[Scene opens on the room of Sophia. Camera above the painting from the corner's side. Rotate over. Sophia is not there. Lacan goes from the painting over to his equipment and kneels. Camera stop rotating on Lacan's side.]

KRELIAN
"What are you doing, Lacan?"

[The door opens. Lacan gets up and walks towards the door a bit. Krelian and Roni walk in. Camera rotate to behind Lacan on the side.]

LACAN
"Oh, it's you, Krelian... I was thinking... I'd stop painting the portrait..."

[Krelian takes a step towards Lacan.]

KRELIAN
"Why stop now...?"

[Lacan looks down.]

LACAN
"It's the circumstances. I shouldn't be painting her at a time like this."

[Lacan looks up.]

LACAN
"Eventually, she too must stand at the front lines. So..."

KRELIAN
"Is that really the problem?"

[Lacan turns around and looks down hard.]

LACAN
"..."

KRELIAN
"Lacan...?"

[Lacan looks up at the ceiling.]

LACAN
"... Her smile... it's killing me.
The more she smiles at me, the more I... I feel my very being become insignificant.
Inside my heart there is this empty existence. Other than painting, I have no worth...
Yet, she continues to accept my presence. I feel like I'm getting smaller and smaller."

[Lacan turns towards the painting, brings his hands up and looks at them.]

LACAN
"I didn't have this feeling in the beginning.
I just wanted to paint her one more minute... one more second longer...
I wanted to keep on painting forever. But, suddenly I couldn't.
As the picture neared completion, the empty part of me started to manifest itself in my brush strokes.
I was meant to be painting her as she really is... but... this picture is... my own self...
My empty self has begun to appear within there. That's why... I've got to stop now."

KRELIAN
"Your own self...?"

[Lacan drops his arms and looks at Krelian. Krelian takes another step towards Lacan.]

KRELIAN
"You're just running away! You can't bear it when she smiles at you.
By painting her portrait, you noticed the gap between your own inner emptiness and her inner abundance.
And you could not fill that gap... That's why you are quitting your painting.
You are refusing her! Even so, you still can't bring yourself to leave her, can you?
In spite of that... why is it that she continues to smile at you?
You who can't accept her feelings... You who won't accept her feelings..."

[Lacan looks down hard. Krelian walks off in the other direction and faces the wall opposite Lacan.]

KRELIAN
"Tell me why!?
If it was me... who was receiving... such feelings..."

[Scene fade slow.]

[Scene fade in on a pair of large Nisan Gears looking up at the heads. One of the Gears is the Omnigear Elly used in Golgoda. Camera pan up and rotate to look down at the foot of the Gears. Sophia and Krelian stand there. Camera behind and above Krelian, facing Sophia's side.]

KRELIAN
"You're neglecting yourself too much!
Why aren't you kinder to yourself, Mistress?"

[Camera pan back quickly to reveal Lacan standing behind Krelian. Camera pan up and away. Scene fade.]

[Scene fade in on the previous scene in the room of Sophia. Camera in front of Krelian on the side. Roni walks up to behind the side of Lacan. Then he walks in front of the portrait and looks at it. He turns back to Lacan.]

RONI
"... Is this really her true expression?"

[Lacan looks at Roni.]

LACAN
"Yeah... To people who don't know her that well... I guess..."

[Roni turns back to the portrait.]

RONI
"Her smile... I don't know...
The smile in this picture is somehow different from the one she usually shows us.
I realize Lacan's feelings are in there, but...
I don't think she has ever opened herself up and shown her inner self to others like this before."

[Krelian turns to Roni.]

RONI
"You've been painting such a beautiful expression of Sophia...
I just can't see the reason why you want to stop."

[Roni turns to Lacan and folds his arms. Lacan shakes his head.]

LACAN
"Beautiful...?
Forget it. This picture...!? It's anything but beautiful..."

[Roni drops his arms.]

RONI
"Lacan, you say you're empty. Then why do you come along with us?
What we've been doing up till now, are not just acts of mercy... it's a fight for freedom.
Time and again you've been through life threatening situations with us..."

[Roni pauses.]

RONI
"A man who has nothing in his heart couldn't do that kind of thing... right?"

[Lacan shakes his head and looks down.]

LACAN
"Roni, you're giving me too much credit.
As long as you do something to keep yourself occupied... you can ignore the hollowness inside."

[Lacan pauses.]

LACAN
"From the beginning, my very existence itself was an emptiness.
It wouldn't matter if I were to die right now... You live, you die... That's all..."

RONI
"Pessimistic as usual, Lacan... And now you're lying."

[Lacan looks at Roni. Then he looks down again.]

LACAN
"..."

[Roni walks to behind Lacan on the side, and turns back towards him.]

RONI
"It is just that you're not good at expressing your own feelings.
You're not empty. She knows that. That's why she shows only you her true smile."

[Lacan shakes his head and looks up normally.]

LACAN
"I don't deserve to see her true smile.
She is the hope of the people. Their support. There is so much more for her to do."

[Lacan turns to Roni and then looks at the portrait.]

LACAN
"Why would she open her heart to a mere artist like me..."

[Camera begin to rotate left to in front of the door.]

RENE
"Bro! Bro~!"

[Camera pan to directly in front of the door behind Krelian. Rene and Zephyr run in and stop past the doorstep. Camera behind Krelian. Everybody turns towards them except Lacan.]

RENE
"Hey, bro... What are you doing here?"

RONI
"What's up?"

[Zephyr shakes her head.]

ZEPHYR
"The Council of Elders of Shevat issued a decision.
Tomorrow we will leave for Soylent."

[Lacan looks at Zephyr.]

RONI
"Soylent? That's in Solaris..."

RENE
"Yes. And... Sophia will be coming with us."

KRELIAN
"That's ridiculous!"

[Krelian pauses.]

KRELIAN
"The refugees are still increasing! We can't afford to have Sophia leave Nisan!
And going to Soylent! That's plain foolish! It's too dangerous!
What are the elders thinking?"

[Zephyr shakes her head and nods.]

ZEPHYR
"No. It wasn't the council's wish."

[Zephyr pauses.]

ZEPHYR
"It was Sophia's will. It appears that she expressed this desire herself."

[Lacan turns towards Zephyr but looks at Roni.]

KRELIAN
"That can't be... What is she thinking?"

RENE
"Originally, we talked about it being just us..."

KRELIAN
"Just us...?"

[Krelian turns to Lacan. Lacan looks at Krelian.]

LACAN
"..."

[Darken scene slowly. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on a battlefield underneath a Gear - the Omnigear Elly used (see Chapter 55). Sophia lies on her back. Lacan kneels over her. Camera above the side of Sophia.]

KRELIAN
"Sophia!"

[Krelian runs in and shoves Lacan out of the way. Lacan backs up, standing. Krelian turns towards Sophia and looks down at her, folding his arms.]

KRELIAN
"Sophia..."

[Scene cut to behind Lacan. Krelian turns to him and punches him.]

KRELIAN
"Lacan! What are you doing?"

[Krelian shakes his head.]

KRELIAN
"You keep back! I knew we couldn't leave Sophia in your care!
I'll protect her... even if it costs me my life!"

[Camera pan back and away. Scene fade. Stop music.]

-----

[Begin music: "The Ship of Regret and Sleep"]

[Scene opens in the Yggdrasil infirmary. Sophia/Elly lies on the back bunker. Krelian stands by the bed. Roni walks in. Lacan stands at the foot of the bed with his back to another bunk and his head looking down hard. Camera behind Krelian and above him at a distance. Roni walks up to the edge of the divider and turns to Krelian.]

RONI
"Why don't you go get some rest, Krel...?
You haven't slept since the day before yesterday, have you? You shouldn't do that to yourself!"

[Krelian backs up a couple steps and then walks back to his original position.]

KRELIAN
"I'm fine, it's not a problem..."

[Roni walks up to next to Lacan and turns to Krelian again.]

RONI
"Look, I'll watch over her, so you go sleep.
What will we do if you also fall ill? Do not forget you are the head of the sect's military forces."

[Krelian turns to Roni.]

KRELIAN
"Okay... I suppose you are right."

[Roni makes room and turns towards the door. Krelian walks a few feet and stops. He repeats this process until he's out the door. Roni turns to Lacan and moves to the side a bit. Lacan doesn't budge. Roni turns and leaves. Camera pan down to normal level. Lacan walks up to Elly's bed and kneels, facing her.]

LACAN
"Elly... I am so sorry."

[Lacan pauses.]

LACAN
"I... It was my misjudgment that did this to you."

[Lacan pauses again.]

LACAN
"I was terrified...
It was like you could see right through me... Your eyes... That look...
That was me that was being reflected back in your eyes...
I was looking at myself... And thus painting myself... I couldn't stand it! So that's why...
Oh Elly... What in the heavens did you find inside of me?"

[Lacan pauses again.]

LACAN
"When you wake up, I think I will ask you that... On second thought, no...
No, I don't want to burden you with my concerns... Besides I wouldn't be able to ask you...
One look into your eyes and I can't say a thing... I wouldn't even be able to tell you how I feel..."

SOPHIA
"You are the sweetest person..."

[Lacan stands up.]

LACAN
"Elly...!"

[Sophia/Elly sits up on the bed on her knees.]

ELLY
"You are someone who cannot bear to see others hurt by your own actions.
So you hold everything in and bear all the burden. If you get hurt in the end, you think that is fine..."

[Elly pauses.]

ELLY
"That's... what I like about you."

[Lacan shakes his head slowly.]

LACAN
"Stop! Don't say that. If you become just another human, everyone will..."

ELLY
"Humans... aren't all that frail, you know.
They don't need a symbol who is just appearances only.
I believe that if you have light in your heart, you can overcome any hardship.
What I have been doing is simply showing people that such light exists in the hearts of everyone."

[Lacan looks down.]

ELLY
"I'm just a woman.
And to fulfill my womanhood I am prepared to throw away anything... even this position.
I'm just playing the role of Sophia. But I am still me.
I haven't changed... a cowardly, selfish, crybaby... I am still the same."

[Elly pauses.]

ELLY
"Could you live a lie like that and still be happy...? I... don't want to do that."

[Lacan looks up. Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in on the same scene behind Lacan on the side at the infirmary's door.]

ELLY
"Oh, Lacan... I want to live more honestly with myself...
To be able to tell the man that I love that I do love him. And I don't care if I get hurt or rejected.
You only have one life. I don't want to turn around later and regret not having done such things..."

[Lacan shakes his head very slowly.]

LACAN
"I... I..."

[Krelian fades in just outside the door, revealing that he is eavesdropping. Fade music. Darken scene. Scene fade to white.]

[Scene fade in on a Gear cockpit. Krelian is piloting it. Camera behind Krelian on the side. He fires a shot out of the Gear. He repeats this and keeps repeating it.]

KRELIAN
"Do you think I'll let it end here!?
We are not their possessions!"

[Scene fade to white slow.]

[Scene fade in on the front bridge of Sophia's ship. Tint scene red. Scene change.]

[Replay the first half of FMV 24 up to the point before the Solaris ship appears.]

[Scene fade back in on the front of the bridge of Sophia's ship. Camera faces the hull.]

[Begin music: "Tears of the Stars, Hearts of the People"]

[Camera rotate to the side of the bridge. The bridge begins to smoke and shudder. A com beep is heard and a radio turns on.]

KRELIAN
"Sophia!! What are you doing!?"

[Scene cut to the top of the bridge. Pan up to reveal Sophia piloting the ship with the ship beginning to smolder around her. She is the only one there. Large flashes and shudders accompany the scene.]

SOPHIA
"I am ending this... You won't need to fight anymore...
So, Krelian...
Please open your fist... and with your open hand gently hold the people who will continue to live..."

[Scene fade/switch. Play the next two frames of FMV 24 in which the Solarian ship trains its guns further onto Sophia's ship. Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in on Sophia's seat again. Smoke and fire explode around her. Scene cut to behind Sophia on the ship as the whole front becomes enveloped in orange smoke. The flashes and shudders continue.]

LACAN
"Don't be foolish! We'll help you escape! So please stop...!"

SOPHIA
"Thank you, Lacan... But... sorry... There's no other way..."

LACAN
"Elly!"

[Scene cut to the third part of FMV 24. Sophia's ship takes a huge amount of damage as more Solarian guns train on it. It flies up to directly in front of the ship and accelerates.]

[Scene cut back to in front of Sophia's seat.]

SOPHIA
"People support each other to live... It's what brings us happiness...
So share that happiness... and please... Lacan! Live!"

[Stop music.]

[Play the last part of FMV 24 in which Sophia's ship flies up directly to the Solarian ship and blows it up with a kamikaze attack.]

[Scene cut to in front of Sophia's seat as everything goes bright white.]

LACAN
"Ell~y!!"

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "The Ship of Regret and Sleep"]

[Scene fade in on the room of Sophia. Camera behind Lacan. He is trying to finish the portrait from memory. Scene fade.]

[Scene fade in on a barren land. A Shevat agent, Rene and Zephyr stand on the ground. Camera rotate to the right to reveal Lacan, Roni and another three Shevat agents. Camera pan down and rotate to look up at the top of a hill. Krelian stands at the top, looking the other direction.]

KRELIAN
"We were sacrificed as pawns...
In order to protect their own authority... Sophia was...
Is this the ideal world we've been searching for? What have we been doing?
Heading toward Sophia's ideals...? Is this our salvation?"

[Krelian pauses.]

KRELIAN
"This isn't fair... Sophia was sacrificed for those bastards..."

[Krelian continues.]

KRELIAN
"Sophia said, if you just have faith, the path to what you hope for will open.
But look at reality. God didn't answer our prayers...
Is that because we didn't have faith?
Even if we didn't have faith, Sophia did. Why did she have to be sacrificed?
Is god dead...? Is he just not there...? Maybe god never even existed to begin with!"

[Scene fade to white.]

[Scene fade in in front of the altar at the Nisan cathedral. Sophia stands at the top and a conglomeration of people including Roni, Lacan, Krelian, Rene and Zephyr are at the base. Sophia turns to face the people.]

SOPHIA
"Faith in god... Do not look for it on the outside... For it is something one must build from within oneself..."

[Scene cut to opposite angle at a further distance. Fade scene to white.]

[Scene fade back in on the barren ground behind Lacan with Zephyr in the foreground.]

KRELIAN
"Ha, ha, ha, ha... I see... That's it...
If god doesn't exist in our world, then... I will create god with my own hands!"

LACAN
"Krelian..."

[Scene fade/switch. Scene fade in behind Krelian closer on the side.]

KRELIAN
"Sophia... Please guide me...
I will destroy all such false pretenses of love, for you..."

[Krelian fades out. Scene fade/switch. Scene fade back in behind Lacan. Camera rotate up to the left and turn back towards the group as they gather around Lacan at a distance.]

RONI
"We need to gather all our surviving comrades.
We'll never beat them if we fight them individually...
So let us create a country that can some day stand up against them..."

[Roni turns to Lacan.]

RONI
"What are you going to do, Lacan...?"

[Everyone turns to Lacan.]

LACAN
"I..."

[Scene fade to white slow. Scene fade.]

[Scene fade in on the room of Sophia. Camera behind Lacan as he continues to try to finish the portrait. The chair is empty. He drops his brushes and looks down. He turns to the side, extends his wrist and grasps it with his other arm. Lacan fades out. Scene cut to underneath the unfinished portrait. Pan up the portrait slowly. The room glows red with a ominous sound and then the glow fades out quickly. Stop music. Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "The One Who is Torn Apart"]

[Scene opens in Shevat at the lowest level dungeon with the huge cage. Camera in front of Lacan on the side as he enters from the door. He shakes his head and nods. He walks towards the cage, one step at a time. After three steps he shakes his head again. He extends his arms out and moves them urgently as if trying to convince something. He continues to do this.]

LACAN
"... Elly!?"

[Scene fade/switch. Scene fade in behind Lacan, who is now kneeling. Pan up and rotate right. An image of Sophia is seen standing behind the cage. Camera stop pan behind Lacan on the right side when Sophia comes into full view. Sophia fades out, and Miang fades in. Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in in front of Lacan at a distance from inside the cage. Pan down and left to behind Miang. She turns towards Lacan and walks a step in his direction.]

MIANG
"If only you had power... you could have saved her."

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in behind Lacan on the side. Pan down towards him. Rotate towards him and pan past Lacan. Still kneeling, he turns towards the lock. A high-pitched hum is heard and the screeen fades greenish white for a second. A holographic image of Sophia fades in just behind Miang. Miang laughs. The image of Sophia runs in front of Miang and shakes her head desperately.]

MIANG
"You want it, don't you? Unrivaled power...!"

[Scene fade/switch to behind and above Lacan. The screen turns greenish white with the hum again for just a second. The image of Sophia fades from sight.]

MIANG
"Don't you want to become... the absolute being...!?"

[Stop music. Pan back and away. Scene fade to white.]

[Scene fade in on a glacier. Snow rages all about. A small figure is seen walking on the glacier very far below camera towards a gigantic hole with light eminating from it. It's Lacan.]

LACAN
"There... That's what I have sought after..."

[Lacan walks towards the hole. It eminates long bright flashes from it. It is big enough to fit two Gears into at once. Lacan continues to walk towards it.]

LACAN
But wait! That's not what I want! No! This is my very desire!

[Pan back and away. Scene fade to white.]

LACAN
... Live!

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Black screen. Dripping is heard from the prison block, present day.]

VOICE
So this is where Fei's being held!? He deserves it!

[Scene opens above the entrance to the Shevat prison main area. Dan walks in. Camera pan down and rotate with him as he walks over to in front of the side of Fei's carbonite block. Camera stop behind Dan on the side.]

DAN
"Let me pray on his weeping face as if it were an idol! Heh, heh... As if I would!"

[Dan pauses, looking at Fei.]

DAN
"Yech...! What, what is this...!?"

[Camera pan in closer to Dan. He nods.]

[Begin music: "June Mermaid"]

DAN
"... This is terrible..."

[Dan turns towards the camera halfway and nods.]

DAN
"No matter what, this is going way too far...
He's still... alive...? How could you possibly be!?
You're human too, aren't you!? Darn...!"

[Dan turns back towards Fei's case.]

DAN
"... Fei... Oh, Fei...!?"

VOICE
Crying...

DAN
"Huh...!?"

[Dan turns around. Scene cut to behind Fei's case. Midori has walked in and walks up to Dan. Dan turns back to Fei's case.]

DAN
"Midori, it's you... Phew... Don't scare me like that!"

[Dan turns to Midori and nods.]

DAN
"Crying...? Who's crying? ...!?"

[Dan turns back to Fei's case.]

DAN
"You mean our friend Fei is crying?"

MIDORI
"Angry... Hurt...
He'll wake up soon... It's calling him..."

[Stop music. Dan turns towards Midori halfway.]

DAN
"What do you mean!?"

[A ding is heard. Fei illuminates again. Scene cut to behind Dan with Fei's case in the foreground. Fade in a fast steady heartbeat sound again. Bluish white light eminates from Fei and lights up the whole room. Dan turns to Fei's case.]

DAN
"Whoa...! What the...!?"

[Camera pan in closer to Fei's case.]

FEI
... Gah! Argh...!!
St... stop... Stop... it!!

DAN
"Fei!?"

FEI
D a n... Mi do ri...!
R... run... Hurry... Run a... way!!

DAN
"Yikes...!?"

[Scene fade to white.]

[A sound of something breaking is heard. Scene fade.]

 Chapter 56: Merkava Calls

 

Chapter 58: Fallen Star

 

(c) 2002 by StarcraftSquall. XenoGears: The Script is a compilation of a previously released video game and all original material contained within XenoGears: The Script is (c) 1998 by Squaresoft. XenoGears: The Script is licensed exclusively to Xenogears: God and Mind and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the permission of and/or Xenogears: God and Mind.