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Erwin: “...you spent so long reaching towards this goal of yours.”
He took a step towards her. His face was shrouded in darkness.
Erwin: “Everything you worked for was, at the end, in vain. You made no progress. And to top it all off, you did this all to yourself.”
уєѕ... ωнαт уσυ ѕαу ιѕ тяυє.
Erwin: “How much of it do you regret?”
Monika looked down and closed her eyes. She was hardly sure herself.
...иσиє σf ιт. ι ѕнσυℓ∂и'т нανє яєgяєтѕ fσя ωнαт ι ¢αи'т ¢нαиgє. ιт'ℓℓ σиℓу ∂яινє мє мα∂.
This made Erwin smile and nod his head slowly. Imagining himself in her position, he understood.
Erwin: “To think... you’re responsible for a lot of my suffering, as well as the suffering of many of my comrades. Not to mention the suffering of those who are nameless to me. Yet...”
He put his hand on Monika’s shoulder. She looked up at him, slightly shocked.
Erwin: “...you and I, we aren’t so different.”
Nigel: “What are you doing?!”
Nigel finally found the courage to run in and interfere.
Nigel: “Erwin, she forced Aoi to murder Espio! She’s mentally insane!!!”
They both gazed at him. Tails was shocked at the statement. He didn’t know he was involved too. He looked like a scared child who’d just endured trauma.
Erwin: “Nigel... you may be too young yet to understand. Human beings are complicated.”
Monika rose her eyebrows at being referred to as a human. It made her feel warm.
Erwin: “She did horrible things. While what she has done may be unforgivable, we have no need to try to kill her now. Her punishment will come with time. And, clearly...”
He looked at Yuri, who was chewing on the side of her hand.
Erwin: “...her punishment has already begun.”
Nigel was silent. He trusted Erwin and everything he had said made sense to him. Biting his lip, he stared at Monika.
Nigel: “Tell me everyone is safe now.”
ωєℓℓ... мσѕт αяє.
She smiled sadly at the kid.
ѕσℓ αи∂ ασι ραѕѕє∂ συт α ωнιℓє αgσ. ι'νє αℓяєα∂у ѕєит тнєм нσмє. ι αℓѕσ ѕєит ʝєαи вα¢к ωιтн мσαиα. αιzαωα... нє'ѕ ιи α ѕєρєяαтє ρσ∂. ι ¢αи gυαяαитєє нιѕ ѕαfєту. єѕρισ, нσωєνєя...
She exhaled, rubbing her shoulder.
...ι'м ѕσяяу. нє'ѕ gσиє.
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