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Sara: "Joe... is... the Sage..."

 

PLEASE BE WRONG

 

PLEASE BE WRONG

 

PLEASE BE WRONG

 

 

Q-taro: "Huh, really? Joe is the Sage?"

 

Reko: “I see... So, that's how it is...”

 

Alice: “What's the meaning of this? Following that logic, don't you have to be the Keymaster? If... that's the case, Sara... You sold him out!! So, you could survive!!”

 

Joe: “That's wrong! Sara... is trying to save everyone! She isn't someone who just thinks for herself!!”

 

Keiji: (Hmm, normally I would believe what Sara said, but Joe's definitely acting weird right now)

 

Q-taro: “H-hey, all that...Tha's just a strong possibility, right...?! Joe! You won't admit it, will ya...?!”

 

Joe: “...”

 

Miley: "All right, time's up. It's time for the final vote."

 

Q-taro: “Hey, the discussion hasn't even finished!!”

 

Miley: “Okay, everyone. Please vote as you like!”

 

Vote time:

 

Sara: I I

Joe: I I I I

Sou: I I

Kanna:

Kai: I I I

 

Sara: “No, Joe. This... can't be...”

 

Nao: “I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry...”

 

Everyone feels sorry for Joe, until the roles announcement…

 

Miley: “Okay, everyone. You all did a great job. Now I will announce the roles. First, the Keymaster. The battle within you two was surely a sight to see. Awesome! It was Sara Chidouin.”

 

Everyone stares coldly at Sou in silence...

 

Miley: “Second, the Sage. Whoops, you guys were wrong. It was...”

 

Sara: "Wait, what? I was wrong..."

 

Miley: “Kai Satou!”

 

The others started to panic.

 

"Then, who's the Sacrifice?"

 

"It's... Don’t tell me."

 

"Maybe... It's Kanna...?"

 

Miley: “Ah ah, lastly the Sacrifice who successfully completed his objective. It was Jou Tazuna.”

 

Reko: "What the heck??"

 

Alice: "So, this is it. We're doomed. Hahahaa.."

 

Gin: "Big bro Joe...."

 

Sou: "Ahahaa, so this is the end, huh? Even though I tried so hard to survive, but instead this happened."

 

Nao: *sniffle... sniffle...* I still want to live…

 

Sara: "...."

 

Q-taro: "You!?? tricked us??!!"

 

Keiji: "So.. That's why you..."

 

Kai: "...."

 

Joe: "Sorry, guys. Even though, I know none of you is one of the bad guys. In the end, I... I wanna survive too."

 

Q-taro: "I would've done the same thing, but now we're all gonna die. Dammit!"

 

Miley: "Now, now. Don't get too worked up and just accept your punishment. Joe Tazuna, who do you choose to take with you? Sara Chidouin? After all she's your dear best friend."

 

Joe: "Yea, I wanna escape with her. I'm sorry, guys. I know you all won't forgive me, but I wanna be selfish for once. Because I still wanna live on, and I want Sara to stay beside me, always..."

 

Sara: "..."

 

Miley: "Well then, I shall proceed with the executions. Joe Tazuna, please take your selected partner and leave the Main Game grounds. Unless, you wanna see your dear friends die. Ehehehe… Don't worry, I'll escort you both to freedom after I kill everyone here."

 

Joe immediately takes Sara’s hand and leaves the Main Game grounds.

 

Sara: "I'm sorry, everyone. Goodbye..."

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Outside the Main Game grounds…

 

Sara: “Joe, this feels... so wrong...”

 

Joe: “It's okay, Sara. It's not your fault. You didn't even vote for me. So, please don't worry.”

 

Sara: "But, but... we... killed the others."

 

Joe: “Sara, it's going to be okay. I will always be with ya. Don't cry. It's all on me.”

 

Sara: “I- I don't want them to die, but I want you to live. I thought I was going to lose you. I was so afraid.” *starts to cry*

 

Joe: “I... know, Sara. Actually, I... pretended to be selfish. My feelings are the same as you right now. Guilty. Pain. Unable to do anything but to watch them die. But, we're together now. I'll always be by your side. It's not your fault. It's mine. So, please don't cry. It's so not like you.”

 

Joe instinctively comfort the crying Sara with hugging her tightly as he never gonna leave her alone in this lonely world.

 

Sara: “Uwaaaaaaaaahh...”

 

Sara let out cries of sadness from the guiltiness and pain from indirectly killing the others.

 

Joe’s eyes soon get blurry from the tears too.

 

Joe: “Huh? What’s... this...? I’m... crying too? I'm sorry, Sara. I’m... sorry... I know this is all wrong, but I did this to save you from all this madness. I actually thought I let myself be killed. But, once I saw your desperate face when you realize I will die, I... changed my mind. I don't want you to be sad becuz of my death. I decided to accompany and protect ya always. That's why I voted for myself, hoping you'll choose me, even tho I know it's not the right thing to do. It's simply becuz... I love ya, Sara. You're my best friend. But I realized that my feelings for ya changed. Maybe it's not a right time to say things like this, but... I love ya as a girl too, Sara.”

 

Sara: “Huh? What did you... just say...??”

 

Quietness fills the room. After Sara regained her composure, she continued…

 

Sara: “Don’t you have feelings for Ryoko?”

 

Joe: “I had feelings for her, but ever since I realized I love you, that feelings disappeared. I may actually like you from a long time, but I just didn't notice. Now, I want to ask ya. Do you have feelings for me?”

 

Sara: “I... honestly don't know, but when I heard you finally had a date with Ryoko, my heart ached. Even though I'm the one hooking you guys up, I felt like that. So, I tossed my feelings aside for you guys. My heart ached more when I thought you would die. I realized I wanna be with you forever. I was so depressed thinking that you would be gone forever. I love you too, Joe. Not only as a best friend, but more.”

 

Joe: “You... really feel that way...? Woah, you're jealous of Ryoko all along, huh? Well, she's cute but... you're cute too. Your soft, kind-hearted side behind your cold and cool exterior. I really like that side of yours. Of course, I wanna be with you forever too. When I saw your troubled, desperate face after you said I was the Sage, I thought I won't let you make that sorta face anymore. So, let me ask you one thing. Sara, will you be my... girlfriend?”

 

Sara: “Wha...?” *blushes like a tomato* "What the heck are you saying at times like this...!!?? I.. I... Ah, let's just focus on getting out of this place first! This is not the right time to answer... something like that...”

 

(sudden flashback)

 

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Joe: "I love ya, Sara. You're my best friend."

 

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Joe expired.

 

Keiji: "Please stop, Sara. It's over."

 

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ARE THESE MEMORIES...

 

FROM THE TIMELINE WHEN JOE DIDN'T WIN THE GAME?

 

I SHOULD'VE ESCAPED WITH HIM INSTEAD OF EXPOSING HIS LIES

 

I COULDN'T SAVE HIM

 

I'M A DAMN MURDERER

 

I...