So why let your voice be tamed?
free! eternal summer spoilers
never to be replaced in the official art again
based on this post
Free! Eternal Summer - Episode 9
"Will you let them steal your freedom"
Guren no Yumiya
Season One and Season Two Parallels
they make me so happy ;A;
I wonder when this might happen during Clear’s ‘process’? It actually sort of seems like things are headed in this direction in the game. Clear sheds a tear just before he cuts Aoba’s vocal cords, after all.
So let’s say this happens down the line after Clear has finished his work. Aoba is totally Clear’s ideal ‘doll’ until one day—
Clear comes back.
What if it was right while he was in the middle of raping Aoba, too? He’d pull back and just… start shaking violently. I think he’d remember everything that he’d done. He’d just be seeing it with new eyes. He’d cover Aoba up and sink to his knees. I see the scenario in uusui's drawing happening then. Clear would be screaming and wailing. Every single fiber and circuit of his being would be burning in agony.
He’s done worse than kill Aoba. He’s destroyed him mind body and soul.
So imagine Clear deciding to try and ‘fix’ Aoba using Toue’s technology? Toue doesn’t really care. He’s gotten all the data he wanted from Aoba. Clear can do whatever he wants with him now.
Oh imagine the Alpha’s taunting Clear as he worked to restore his ‘master’. Just… imagine it.
Aoba’s arms and legs would be the easiest to replace. The eyes would be tricky, but not impossible. Virus and Trip’s eyes were altered after all. The technology is there.
Clear wouldn’t be able to look Aoba in the eye as he continued to try and ‘fix’ him. Not until he can make things right.
Aoba just stares at him. He reaches out and touches Clear’s arm all the time.
It’s obvious Aoba is trying to tell him something.
Clear does his best to soothe him. He’d say things like “Soon, Aoba-san. Soon you can tell me everything you want to say. Soon.”
At long last, Clear would be able to restore Aoba’s voice. Guh, he’d be so happy when Aoba woke up from the procedure. Clear would be stroking Aoba’s face, crying bittersweet tears, so relieved that he’d managed to ‘undo’ the horrors that he’d inflicted upon the person he loves most.
So he’d ask him, “Aoba-san, what have you been trying to tell me? You can tell me now. Tell me anything.”
Aoba’s lips would part.
And in barely more than a whisper he would say:
"Please… kill me…"
It’s the only thing he ever says ever again. Clear’s heart would shatter, but he’d refuse to do it. No matter how many times Aoba asks. He’d work for months to try an restore Aoba’s happiness.
But he cannot.
There are some things that can never be fixed once they are broken.
Finally, one day, Clear would comply. He would hold Aoba in his arms, weeping uncontrollably. He’d tell him that he loved him thousands of times. He’d start to sing the Jellyfish Song as he tightened his grip around Aoba’s neck.
oh yeah, i almost forgot
i kept a collection of my favourite parts of the translation
People who can’t throw something important away, can never hope to change anything