moment that thunderous rumbling
in my ears begins, the color drains
from the surrounding landscape
and I fall into darkness.
In this darkness, the feeling that
cool drops are falling on my body
continues for some time.
And then the sensation suddenly stops.
My body goes limp, but I still can
open my eyes.
I regain my sight with difficulty,
and someone's approaching palm appears
right before my eyes.
The darkness swallows me once again.
I, along with my consciousness, am
sucked back into the darkness.
I don't know how long I've been asleep.
As before, I am still enshrouded
in the darkness.
But now I know I'm awake.
At times I feel as if something is
sucking me upward. I feels like I'm
going to hurl.
At odd moments, I recall the forms
of old acquaintances that have nothing
to do with my current predicament.
A voice comes next.
I can't make out whose voice it is,
and it asks me things I can't quite
understand: 'Are you Kyo Kusanagi?'
'I'll have your data now.' And the
voice that seems to be calling to
someone passes through my ears, echoing
in my head: "Krizalid,' K'."
But whatever I hear, I choose to
I absolutely do not want to voluntarily
answer any questions.
A transformation takes place just
as I begin to think how long will
I be like this.
I hear a throbbing sound.
It is a throbbing sound within me.
At the same time, a familiar fever
It's my blood.
The blood begins to course through
The ferocity of the throbbing increasesé—so
much so that I want to cover my ears.
In the midst of this I hear a voice
calling to me. The throbbing is louder
and I have trouble hearing it. The
throbbing then consists of a variety
of other noises, and it transforms
into a blast, as if something's exploding.
The voice calling to me is faint,
but I can certainly hear it.
Someone is calling me.
"Kyo," it says.
Along with the voice that summons
me, I see a light in the distance,
I squint, trying to make out what
But the light grows in an instant
and my surroundings become visible.
I'm surrounded in a sea of flame.
Smoke fills the air and I have trouble
breathing. An alarm echoes in my
When I am finally able to see and
hear clearly, I become aware that
the throbbing that is growing even
more intense are the explosions occurring
around me, and they shoot flames
into the air.
A man blocks my way.
"So, was it you who was calling me?!"
The man does not attempt to answer;
in fact he seems absolutely paralyzed
with fear. I can make out a mark
on the man's collar.
The instant I attempt to ask what
this mark means, the blast wave of
an explosion knocks the man and me
backward. When I come to I wonder
how long I was out and realize it
was only an instant. The smoke seems
to have subsided and I realize I
have been thrown several meters clear
of the fire.
The next thing I hear is not the
sound of explosions but one of shattering
Some sort of fluid spills to the
floor and it seems to vaporize, surrounding
me with a choking heat.
Just when I come to the realization
that I have to get out of here, something
touches my feet.
A corpse. Not only that...it's my
And it's not just at my feet, the
whole room is filled with me, corpses
of me are strewn all over the place.
I put two and two together quickly;
the meaning of my interrogation while
I was in darkness suddenly becomes
obvious to me.
"...Make a monkey of me will you...!!!"
I unleash the flames fly from my
fists. But I don't let them all out
at once, I let the irresolute flames
smolder at my fingertips.
"My power as well..."
Nothing seems to matter. All I can
do is fill the room in flame with
all the power at my command. From
the roaring flames, I can this time
clearly hear a voice beckoning me.
There's no need to think; it's his
I leave the room. I'm buffeted with
the shockwave of a fiercer explosion.
"NESTS...This is going to cost you
The flames continue to smolder from
my fists, as if imploring me to take