“I’m going to check on her . ” Ray said before quickly following after Misa .
“Is she okay?” Eleonor mutters .
“She’s fine . The liquor didn’t suit her that’s all . ” (Arnos)
“Nee Arnos what happened to Misa?” Sasha said to me while nursing a glass of demon king sake .
“The liquor hit her a bit too hard . She’s fine, Ray’s gone after her . ” (Arnos)
Sasha gulps her demon king sake .
“I’m worried . Should I go check on her?” (Sasha)
She’s still drunk .
“It’s fine . Rays gone . ” (Arnos)
“Nee Misha, aren’t you worried?” (Sasha)
Sasha sticks to Misha and coils around her .
“… . More worried about Sasha… . . ” (Misha)
Misha’s also drunk but she’s in a much better state than Sasha .
“I’m still worried . I’m going to take a look . ” (Sasha)
Apparently, she hasn’t listened to anyone at all and heads for the door .
“Wait . Where do you think you’re going with those unsteady steps?” (Arnos)
“I’m alright . I’m not that drunk . ” (Sasha)
With a smack, Sasha hits her head off the door .
“……It hurts… . . ” (Sasha)
Sasha crouches down cradling her head .
After a couple of minutes, she stands back up .
Has her pain gone?
“I’ve recovered . I’m going now . ” (Sasha)
A noisy sound can be heard . Sasha can’t open the door .
“Eh? This doors not fit very well . It’s stuck” (Sasha)
“The door won’t open unless you turn the handle Sasha . ” (Arnos)
“Oh… . . ” (Sasha)
Sasha’s face goes even redder but with shame this time .
“Do you think I’m drunk Arnos?” (Sasha)
“If you’re not drunk then there are no drunks in this world at all . ” (Arnos)
“So you’re saying I’m drunk?” (Sasha)
“Walk straight then . ” (Arnos)
“Fine . That much is nothing . Please look!” (Sasha)
Sasha walks in a perfectly straight line . So much so you wonder where her earlier tottering steps went .
Sadly she ruins it by banging her head off the door again and crouching down in pain .
I thought this might have made her understand but she stood up as if nothing had happened and smiled gracefully .
“Do you understand now?” (Arnos)
“You’re totally drunk Sasha-chan . ” (Eleonor)
Eleonor delivers a straight jab and Misha nods .
“Uuu…… Why? I’m fine but everyone’s treating my like I’m drunk . I’m worried about Misa so I’m going to check . ” (Sasha)
Sasha faces the door .
“Stand aside . Why are you obstructing me? Aren’t you worried about Misa?” (Sasha)
Sasha talks to the door in a serious tone .
“Are you a door?” (Sasha)
It’s a door .
“Say something . ” (Sasha)
The door remains silent .
“Sober up Sasha?” (Misha)
Misha offers her detoxification magic .
“What? Tonight’s a free for all party . I’m drunk and in a good mood . I don’t want to dampen this feeling . I might feel a bit better with a bit of fresh air though . ” (Sasha)
I stand up and walk over to Sasha .
“Sasha . ” (Arnos)
I call out to Sasha and her eyes fill with tears .
“Uuu… . . Arnos… . . this door fellow is being stubborn . I’m worried about Misa but he won’t let me through……” (Sasha)
“Don’t worry I’ll sort it . ” (Arnos)
I open the door .
“It opened . ” Sasha says happily before jumping out of the house .
“Don’t run or you’ll fall over . ” (Arnos)
“I won’t fall over . I’m not a child . ” (Sasha)
Sasha immediately falls over before looking up with tears in her eyes again .
“Uuu……Arnos…… The ground just jumped up and attacked me . ” (Sasha)
“There are many enemies outside so don’t let go of my hand . ” (Arnos)
I hold my hand out to the fallen Sasha .
“Yes . ” (Sasha)
*Fufuu* Sasha laughs and takes my hand before tightly clinging to my arm .
“Where’s Misa?” (Sasha)
“Close . ” (Arnos)
I follow Misa’s magic power and it leads to my garden .
Similar to last time Misa is sitting at the root of the tree while Ray stands beside her .
“Have you calmed down?” (Ray)
“… . . Yes . I’m sorry I surprised you…… It really didn’t suit me after all… . . I thought it wouldn’t… . . ahaha… . . ” Misa laughs weakly .
“But I felt like drinking . ” (Misa)
She hugs her knees while staring at the ground .
“… . . Your previous life 2000 years ago… . . ” (Misa)
Misa buries her face in her knees .
“You remembered it all didn’t you Ray-san?” (Misa)
After a brief silence, Ray speaks .
“I’m sorry I lied . ” (Ray)
“……I was happy when Ray-san gave me half of the necklace… . ” (Misa)
Misa picks up the necklace .
“Will you tell me the truth?” (Misa)
“About 2000 years ago?” (Ray)
Misa shakes her head .
“About Ray-san . I already know the answer but I want to hear it from your mouth Ray-san . ” (Misa)
She stares at the shellfish necklace .
“… . You thought you were going to die Ray-san… . . ” (Misa)
Ray started to say something then closed his mouth .
“At that time did you intend to say goodbye to me… . . ?” (Misa)
“… . Yeah… . ” (Ray)
Ray looks up at the night sky in thought . The moon shone brightly nestled amongst the clouds .
“I was going to die for peace . As a hero I had to settle the war that had been going on for 2000 years . I was prepared and didn’t intend to leave any regrets behind . However……” (Ray)
Ray strongly clenches his fist .
“I wanted to see you again . ” (Ray)
Ray looks at Misa .
“If we were reborn together I wanted to make you happy . ” (Ray)
“… . Ray-san… . ” (Misa)
Misa looked sad as she looked at Ray .
“…… . Happiness in the afterlife? I don’t need that… . . ” (Misa)
Tears formed in her eyes as she looked at him .
“I don’t expect you to make me happy . I fell in love with Ray-san and wanted to be near you no matter what’s happening and whatever the situation is . (Misa)
Misa appeals to him .
“Why didn’t you take me with you?” (Misa)
Ray’s at a loss for words but doesn’t break his gaze with Misa .
“… . You had nothing to do with that 2000-year-old war……… I couldn’t drag you into in my circumstances… . ” (Ray)
“… . I never considered myself dragged in at all……” (Misa)
Misa clearly informs him .
“So if I had a heavy fate like Ray-san or Arnos-sama should I say that Ray-san has nothing to do with me?” (Misa)
Ray shook his head .
“……I would definitely help you . ” (Ray)
With a clear tone, Ray strengthens his voice and continues .
“No matter where you are or what happens I’ll help you . ” (Ray)
“I’m also the same . Unlike Ray-san I have no power, however, even if you are a 2000-year-old hero willing to die for a 2000-year-old war I’m willing to fight with you . ” (Misa)
“… . . You could die . ” (Ray)
Misa laughs and smiles sweetly at him .
“What would you do when the person you love is about to die but you’re afraid to die yourself?” (Misa)
Ray’s eyes widen in surprise .
“What?…… Maybe I’m just being stupid but Ray-san was going to die and I couldn’t do anything about it nor did I have the strength or the trust from you to tell me . I only found out after the fact . That made me a little bit sad… . . ” (Misa)
Misa expresses her feelings of frustration .
“What do you think the most important thing is Ray-san?” (Misa)
“… . When you can laugh from the very bottom of your heart and no one is threatening you . I think that’s real freedom . ” (Ray)
“My freedom is being near Ray-san . ” (Misa)
Eyes filled with both strength and kindness stare at Ray .
“Please don’t take that away from me . ” (Misa)
Ray nods .
“I promise . ” (Ray)
Misa laughs in satisfaction .
“Will you sit?” (Misa)
Patting the ground next to her Ray sits down .
“I thought you were angry . ” Ray says quietly .
“Me? Oh I am angry . Angry because you didn’t tell me anything . ” (Misa)
Misa teases him .
“What Ray-san wished for and worked so hard for for 2000 years was peace . I don’t think that feeling is wrong so the only thing I’m angry about is the fact you didn’t tell me . ” (Misa)
“Sorry . ” (Ray)
“I’m not mad at you anymore okay? You came back . ” (Misa)
“What if I didn’t come back?” (Ray)
Misa thought about it a little before answering .
“I’d make sure to beat you to a pulp in the next life . ” (Misa)
Misa laughs while Ray smiles wryly .
“Misa . ” (Ray)
Misa stared at Ray in surprise as he called her by her name with no honorifics .
“I love you even more than I did before . ” (Ray)
“Ah… . ” (Misa)
Misa looks down shyly .
“Me too…… . . All this time…… . I’ve been in love with you Ray-san . ” (Misa)
Ray gently puts his hand over Misa’s
“Wa…was it like this at that time?” (Misa)
“Before going to war?” (Ray)
Ray and Misa are both absorbed in each others eyes .
“… . . I’m a little bit worried about what’s going to happen from now on . ” (Misa)
“Nothings going to happen anymore . ” (Ray)
“Really… . ?” (Misa)
“Shall I prove it?” (Ray)
Misa nods slightly and closes her eyes .
Their hands move and they intertwine their fingers .
“I love you . ” (Ray)
“I love you too . ” (Misa)
They keep whispering I love you to each other before Ray slowly approaches Misa and his lips overlap her pale red ones .
The moon came out from behind the clouds to softly bless the couple .