Work Header

All the same

Work Text:'re here again.
I suppose I should've expected you to return.
Will you forget this time, too?
What's that?
I can't hear your voice over your tears.
Stop crying; now is not the time to cry.
Now is the time for you to remember.
You must remember.

You must.

I...I'm sorry too.
There's nothing else to be said.
I know you remember - I remember too.
Hey...stop crying so pathetically.
Where's the determined face I fell for?

No, I can't come back with you: I'm not like that.
No, you don't understand - I'm not her.
I was, a long time ago...but not anymore.

She's somewhere else.

Didn't I tell you to stop crying?
It's okay, it's okay...
I'll mutter those words to you again while stroking your hair.

There, pour your grief into me if it makes you feel better.
Don't be so hard on yourself - it's not your fault.
It's not your fault at all.

I know, I know...I miss you too.
Does it hurt to remember it all?
I know you loved me, I loved you too...but that's all gone now.
Sleep, dearest.
Rest your tired eyes.

That's not a nice thing to say.
What would Marry think?
She's sacrificed so much for can't just leave her hanging like that.
Yes, I know what I did.
Yes, I know.

Once again, you'll spill your empty tears while whimpering my name.
Once again, you'll reach for my hand that isn't there.
And once again, I'll love you all the same.

Will you see me again?
Undoubtedly so.
You'll see me in the next world and the next and the next.
"We'll win this time", you say?
I'll cheer you all the way.

It's time you leave - thank you for listening again.
No, still don't understand.
It's too late, Shintaro.

Don't cry - it's not over yet.
One day, when you finally remember...
I'll smile with you again.

And I'll love you once more-