Tista 08 by Ergon
a lot of words have an emphasis on them so I put them in caps.
despair is what drives her
to kill them all
a perfect and pure motive to kill
humans are very delicate
from ancient times, continually
(the latin seems to read “in this sign conquer/peace on earth/glorious light/rest in peace”)
to prevent themselves from suffering wounds
people have desperately tried to devise means of striking from outside of the ring
but even among them our eyes
are terribly fragile
we lack the armor of conceit that protects the body
and the shield of vanity and deception
can you see?
this is our range
leaving the clamour,
living in the depths of the forest
living at the edge of the wilderness
from places where no one can see
we continued earnestly in only this
Christmas in this country is really glamorous isn’t it
this is the first for me
behind that glamour,
I’ve heard that this season also has the highest suicide rate of the whole year
that’s so morbid when its only a week away from Christmas Dr. Lone!!
what kind of talk is that!!
that’s a sickness that is unique to a megalopolis isn’t it
those people who feel alienated among the bright lights and parades
and the people who join in to distract themselves from those feelings
I’m sure they are all lonely
hey look! you’ve infected me!
you’ve infected me with your depression!
it’s true though
their eyes are all the same
buy this daddy!
no no! we have to ask Santa for your present!
uhuh…..santa doesn’t exist
he does exist! Cause daddy saw him!
more like just you doing cosplay dad
will it hurt if we loosen the purse strings just a little?
thank you daddy!!
after moving here from Corona all by yourself I thought you might be a bit lonely
Yeah!! I’m gonna sleep with this bunny from now on!!
daddy are we having gun practice today?
lets wait until after Christmas is over
since then my emotions leveled out mostly
I learned how to live
and I developed a personality
hey an ambula….
police! call the police!! hurry!
He’d dead! Suzie’s Daddy is dead!
the assailant and the victim are also father and child
they’re not the only family like that
theres a lot of bad guys and people who are hurting?
are you the one who gets the bad guys?
that became her only purpose in life
it was an unavoidable fate
even if she gets back her smile
it shoots beams?
in the bottom of that childs heart
a curse has attached its roots
it’s due to the succession
because their duty has ended, the righteous fervor will cool and the holy eyes will inevitably
lose the light
is this intended to be kindness?
even while you understand that it will only be poison for her?
the instrument of war must only be an instrument of war
Our desire is not selfish happiness
Am I a naughty girl for wanting to be with daddy forever?
my my my?
where is this disciple of poverty going, dressed like that?
at this late hour
tourism perhaps? paris? or rome? the Mediterranean islands are also quite splendid
but those are not the places were WE live
time to return to your room and say your bedtime prayers isn’t it?
my daddy who said we’d travel someplace far away
he went on the journey by himself
the department is viewing this as another serial crime
but as of yet the perpetrators whereabouts are still unknown
as I learned to use my power, there was something I came to learn
“the eyes tell more than the mouth”
by the pupils shrinking or dilating
or the flow of blood within the eyes
I could see nearly everything
whether interest and approval existed or not
the true intentions behind the words of deceit and the walls of the heart
although I hated both the eyes that looked at me, void of emotion
and the eyes that tried to be kind by noticing me
it was only the eyes of the children
that shone with unconditional purity that healed me
to protect that, I will keep on living
for that, I will do what I can
I, the great Arty will become your strong-hearted comrade
within that boys bold honest eyes
the danger that bad people and hurting people have
the same straight sparkle that the children had
and just a little bit of nostalgia were reflected
and I was moved
haha….what the hell?
what are you doing here!?
there was no border between good and evil
but each of them was just another human
the righteous wrath that affirmed the HOLY DUTY began to fade next
I became unable to exist on just the love of god
I wanted to cling to something for sure
call my name!
you’re miserable aren’t you, SISTER MILITIA
you one-eyed bitch
we’re doing a sale!
you still have time to get those presents!
god its cold
this jobs pretty tough for this salary
oh hey, suzie!
your play was a hit huh!
what was it….? pantomime musical?
whats that? thanks to akkun?
hahaha! yeah since master arty here helped with the set design
of course it was!
hmm? whats this?
a Christmas concert at the Rockefeller center? that’s awesome!
wait, its in combination with the Abbey choir? wow….!
yeah yeah I’ll come! i finish at 4 anyway
and its dead here
I think I…
no all of us…
I get the feeling theres something we’ve forgotten
from those days
is it yours, director?
I found while I was tidying up the room and so…
we were not supposed to leave anything from THOSE DAYS around where that child might see it, were we…
its not that
its because it may
As I am afraid tissie will never again
be allowed outside of those walls
her memories from before she was moved to the facility are mostly gone are they not?
we can’t allow anyone else to recall those memories either
sooner or later she will CLEANED from the memories of the present children as well
I wonder what
her existence is like now
“when this child stops in her tracks, and is confused about which road to take next
if I am not there
please guide her for me”
I’d like to believe
that she is still alive
I’m terribly sorry, I know you’ve taken the trouble to come here but…
since it is Christmas Day…
I don’t know if we can….
besides I don’t think these children remember anything in particular about that incident…
we’re going to the next one Charlie
uh Mack, you know this is Christmas day right?
oh what’s this?
I’m Santa from Snow City
you’re here for the children from the Triads case too?
what on earth!?
I just had a little bitty thing I was wondering about
I’m terribly sorry but
those kids don’t seem to remember anything
Ok everyone! I’ve got Candy!
woah what what!?
you can't just…
Santa said she’ll give us candies!!
ok ok line up!
and for these snacks, Santa has something to ask you kids
whos seen her before!?
oh my god…
I don’t know……..
you will remember everyyyytttthhhhinggg
what the hell are you doing?
oh I just thought I’d use hypnosis on them and then ask…
nothing here either huh….
whos the young lady?
oh um..you know
In the list that the police put together of the children in the care of the Church
this girls name wasn’t included…but
the only one I have left is a kid named “Scar Bandaid” from the Corona Abbey
the place that used to take care of Arty
I’m just gonna buy some smokes ok
whats this, Tista Lone?
I get the feeling I’ve seen her before…
oh that’s it!
Arty’s drawing at the museum
I get it…
it seems she is a friend of Arty’s
was it further back…?
and the thing is Proko…
had a portrait of Sister Lone….!?
Arty never gave them her name in his interviews with the Police
And theres nothing about it in the FBI records either….but
they pinpointed it
from his broad circle of friends
where did it wander from? the university…. no….
only Arty was there…did he decide to sell them the information now?
theres no way that the TREATMENT we gave the children will wear off
but right now, if they were to ask HIM it would be a problem
yeah that girl’s at the Corona Abbey
The children are in midtown for a choir performance
don’t let them go near there
or the Abbey
ITS NOT THE TIME YET
we have to do something before it reaches the council…
Proko there’s nothing we can do
lets report it
theres no point
Sister is already the way she is
and even if they discover we’ve concealed the existence of the survivor….
we’ve already been discovered
Do you wish to work against us
that is the same as working against god you know…?
would you like to try and see if you can escape from these eyes?
*dead phone line*
the mere existence of Arty Drawer is a rather insignificant issue, Deacon Proko
even in his contact with the police and the FBI, they haven’t received any proof
on which to decide their next course of action
its just that cleaning up the mess it’ll create may be a quite a chore
but for the Glorious Kingdom
you must offer prayers of atonement as wages
permission has been granted by the Council
thank you friar
are you awake, sister?
I trust you’ve been able to calm yourself?
I understand your vexation
how much you grieve for the world
how much you feel for the children
and because of that,
how much toil and hardship has been piled upon you
you have a last chance
I was able to negotiate your reinstatement, if you complete this NEXT HOLY DUTY
although the council cannot simply ignore the number of skulls you have piled up in this giant metropolis
you would like to see the children again wouldn’t you? if you wish, you might be allowed to return to school as well
go and do…
for a brighter future
what you can do…
what only you can do…
where the hell did that Charlie go
I’m coming too….?
I was trying to ignore that girl
its no use I guess
I guess I’ll be generous just cause its Christmas
hey young lady
you said the next child was from Corona Abbey didn’t you?
its looks like we’re at the Rockefeller Center
oh….i’m getting nervous
hey new guy! you better not go off key!!
yeah and try to sing actually
i don’t know what you’re saying ok
“feeling is more important than sound” she says
but you’ve really grown up haven’t you Suzy
(sign language: thank you?)
look look, snow!
and now, up next, we have the Corona Abbey Choir!
Suzy, the stage actress will be dancing with sign language
so those who are hearing impaired, please enjoy it as well!
(the song being sung is the Japanese version of joy to the world, the lyrics are quite different from the English for some reason)
people of the earth
clap your hands
welcome and honor your king
Wow! Akkun your art is so good!
in the future you’re gonna be a famous artist for sure!
no stupid I’m gonna be President!
cause you’re not as good at school as I am
see look even Tista-chan says an artist is better!
if she says so then I just might be one…
you wanna see?
what is that Akkun!?
do you…do you like her or...
what are you talking about!?
You’re turning red
okay why don’t you draw a picture of us three!
like “us 10 years from now” you know!
like proof that we were dreamers!
yeah make me like a Pop star
ok then in the picture I’ll be the president who conquers this country
akkun the spellings all messed up
its…it’s on purpose!
and why does Tista-chan have glasses?
no…well shes so serious…
she might become like a real serious schoolteacher or something
I mean she never smiles
when you get a little older Tista you can decide what you’re gonna do
after you get lots of experience under your belt
you think you’re an adult or something?
he will smash
and destroy Satan’s arrow
the lord is come
the lord is come
I wonder if I could somehow let you know…
that child that you rescued
he is standing on his own feet and singing
should we hide this somewhere?
like a time capsule!
oh ok then how about in this picture frame?
he brightly illuminates
the dark paths of this world
woah its really kicking here!
Yo! mother superior! its been age…
the lord of the exquisite light…
this is our…
the lord is come
the lord is come
he makes flowers bloom in withering hearts
woah theres tons people
can’t we wait till its finished?
the lord is come
the lord is come
have mercy on me
the ruthless command of the organization!