quaint_twilight: (naoe/kagetora 2)
quaint_twilight ([personal profile] quaint_twilight) wrote on January 28th, 2012 at 12:36 am
Cobalt CD 2008 Track 6
The dialogue in this track is lifted from the final chapter of the Onshuu no Mon arc (Volume 28) and features quite a bit of Naoe-Kagetora angst/fighting.

Mirage of Blaze - Onshuu no Mon
DL: Mediafire

Naoe: Did the Juhou... fail? Did the 'Great Reversion' fail?

Kagetora: This is now the final stage. Naoe... The world is changing.

Naoe: What?

Kagetora: The Yami Sengoku has raised the power of the dead too much. We are starting to see the ability of the human spirit to surpass the death of the body. I'm not trying to redefine life and death. But it's already too late, the way things ought to be are changing.

Naoe: Takaya-san.

Kagetora: The present rules are no longer applicable. Human passion can fundamentally change the state of life and death. We have already crossed the line of what is said to be forbidden. Death is not a point beyond which nothing exists. It only means that the remaining power of the soul was not enough to continue beyond that point. However, in the conflict of the Yami Sengoku, they themselves, from mere onryou wailing about a grudge, have embraced their desire to be a strong existence instinctively and returned to be human. The present rules do not apply to them. Human rules cannot restrain the desire to exist. Because human rules safeguard the desire to exist.

Naoe: Are you encouraging a war in Shikoku? With the dead present, a fight for body possession will definitely start. The living will eventually be exposed to the threat of the dead.

Kagetora: If that is the case, all that needs to be done is to prevent them from turning into a threat. All that needs to be done is to make it so that one does not feel threatened by the dead.

Naoe: Could it be that your real objective is... Your true objective... and for the sake of that objective you wish to establish the 'Reverse Shikoku'... Nevertheless, my sentiments remain unchanged. I do not want to lose you. Be it the living or the dead, I will not let this chance to save you be lost for the sake of anyone else.

Kagetora: How many times do I have to repeat myself for you to understand! I had no intention of throwing away my life from the start. I will survive even if I don't borrow the power of the Retsumyousei!

Naoe: You are lying! You have already shortened the length of your life for the sake of the world. Do not assume that I will be taken in by that show of courage!

Kagetora: Show of courage?! Do you see this as a show of courage! Don't joke with me, I've no intention of disappearing. Neither do I intend to use death as a way to prove eternity. I will make sure to live for another 100 years, 1000 years, or even 10000 years. I will continue to perform kanshou until there are no more lives to speak of on this land! Of course, I will not let you go. Neither will I let you use death as an excuse! If it's not for eternity, it will be meaningless. I will live! For this sake, I will not disappear in this place!

Naoe: If that is the case, if that is the case, please use the Retsumyousei! Please return the Retsumyousei and avert the crisis of your soul!

Kagetora: I can't do that.

Naoe: Why not! In other words, ascertaining my oath is of secondary importance! Worse still, the people of the world are more important!

Kagetora: Don't be mistaken! I've already decided on the things I can't surrender. I can even destroy this world in order to ensure your 'eternity'!

Naoe: Then destroy it! It will be perfectly fine to destroy this particular world! This world has only abused you, you can destroy everything in it. If you will not destroy it, then I will! I loathe this world. It has only let you live to exploit you, to torment you, to drag you into the depths of hell. Even the heavens, everything in this world has only served to take you away from me!

Kagetora: Naoe, I... when I didn't erase your memories, when I turned my back on the Gates to the Pure Land... I had decided then. To survive this reality, to confront it, to never run away from it. Hence, let me confront this. Naoe. In order to seize our 'ideal'.

Naoe: Takaya-san... (walking towards him) You must not perform this, Takaya-san! You cannot sacrifice yourself for the sake of the spirits and the living! The Retsumyousei should be used to save you! I will not allow you to complete this! If you still insist on going ahead with it, I will stop you even though I have only just recovered my strength!

Kagetora: Are you going to stop me with your powers? Are you capable of stopping me?

Naoe: I will not let you go. I will stop you even if I have to break your legs!

(Naoe attacks)

Kagetora: You... cannot defeat me! If you think you can win, prove it! Knock me down and stop me!

Naoe: I cannot lose you! I will not accept this even if it is your will!

Kagetora: Naoe!!

Naoe: I cannot lose you!

(Naoe and Kagetora attack at each other)

Naoe: (coughing blood) So you are the one after all... The one responsible for taking you away from me, is you yourself!

(Kagetora cries)

Naoe: Don't do this! I will not let you... Takaya-san! You do not understand the feelings of those left behind! You do not understand how frightening it is to exist without you! Even if this is your will, I cannot respect it. I cannot lose you! I will save you!

Kagetora: I will not... leave you behind!
 
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