Log Post #8 of 12
Log Post #8 | From: warpio | Posted: 2/02/2016 04:09:00 PMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
Lancer is somehow still alive after being ordered to stab himself... and he comes up to kill Kirei just as he's harrassing Tohsaka. Matou resumes his assault on Tohsaka instead, but Lancer still won't die and he comes and tosses Matou against the wall... Matou tries to summon Gilgamesh to save him... but without Kirei's help, he doesn't even have the mana necessary to command his Servant.
Meanwhile, Archer continues to taunt and act like he's going easy on Shirou in their fight... Shirou is surprised when he notices Archer is using the same strengthening technique he does on his swords... Shirou then starts using the strengthening technique on his own body... must be something to do with being connected to Avalon.
Archer isn't looking down on him as much anymore after that... "It appears that, every time our swords clash, your skills are being honed."
Shirou starts envisioning his own version of unlimited blade works... with Archer's version at the end of the unlimited field of blades... "But when I think that my feet will be taking me down this path, my heart feels like it will break."
Shirou's field... is much more empty and doesn't have the creepy rotating gears inside it... it represents Shirou's vision Archer, with all those unlimited blades peircing him in the back... the one who was betrayed by his past self's ideals...
Then Archer makes his field appear, and starts lecturing Shirou again...
"I no longer have memories of the past. But nevertheless, I remember that scene."
"You admired his wish to help others because it was so beautiful! Consequently, you have no passions of your own!"
Emiya thinks to himself while bleeding on the ground... "Most of what he said was right. But I felt like he was forgetting something. I saw Hell... I saw a Hell I arrived at before. And I saw a Hell that I would arrive at one day. You were... well, I guess you were right... You seem to have lost many things."
"You seem to be wrong. I'm here because I was stubbornly intent on losing nothing. I didn't lose anything. But yes, there is one thing. There is one thing that I forgot."
Shirou: "What was the point of my surviving that Hell? Why were we spared?"
"Hey. That's Hell you're walking into."
"This is what you forgot. I admit that, at first, it was just admiration. But that admiration was built on a wish. The wish for this Hell to be undone. The unfulfilled wish of a man who only wanted to help others, but who lost everything in the end."
Shirou finds his "Unlimited Blade Works"... an empty field full of swords... with empty skies... to represent his wish to undo that Hell... unlike Archer's skies which are filled with rotating gears to represent being imprisoned by a will that he no longer recognizes as his own... Shirou pulls a blade out of the ground...
Archer notices something weird about how his wounds heal so fast, and suspects Saber must have something to do with it... "The link to Saber that Kiritsugu implanted in us, to save our life. That is a sacred relic, not something that was summoned. Even with the pact severed, its protection continues."
Shirou: "...Steel is... my body."
as he says this, his body literally turns to steel and heals itself.
"Just as you reject me... I'll use every ounce of my strength... to defeat the me that is you."