Leez is always dreaming about two people alternately. She recalls the day when God Kubera said that he had wanted to kill her, but after seeing her potential that day, he would let her live. He said her life would be filled with regret, then he asked her whether she preferred a difficult life full of regret, or the easier path of choosing to die.
She also recalls when she met Kubera in the water channel, where he emphasized that how she would regret choosing to live. And when they met after she drew the Sword of Return, when Kubera said that this was the last time they would meet, telling Leez to hold into people she trusted, and she asked him to stay and come back.
She recalls when she was fighting with Kubera in his golden armor, when she was shocked by his identity as the culprit behind her village's destruction, and got kicked by him. And when Asha talked about the accuracy of Mirha's documents, and the truth about why Asha spared her. When Asha told her she was disappointed, even though she knew Leez had no chance for success, and when she also said that she was the person who killed her father, claiming her destiny would have changed if Rao was still alive.
Leez wakes up screaming, after that.
Leez says that Asha had not been seen after that day. When Leez was held back by Yuta as she screamed, she saw a bright flash in the distance, and she was overwhelmed by the light. When she opened her eyes, she was at Sky Tower in Aeroplateau. People said Yuta was the one who brought her, so she knows he is safe.
A lot of time had already passed from that day while she was unconscious, and everyone around her went back to their normal lives. However, she thinks that this something is wrong with this life.
For example, when she went with Mirha to eat parfait as she promised, she started talking about the trial, reminding Mirha that she was in the trial. Once Mirha confirmed that she was Asha's defense, Leez tried to tell her that Asha escaped and killed Saha, only for Mirha to ignore what she said, simply becoming impressed by Leez eating her parfait.
Leez remarks that it is not their memory that fails, for when everyone remembers that day, they remember perfectly. But they just do not care about it. They remember the golden scales visible in the sky, the superior suras around Rindhallow, even that Asha killed Saha; but they do not think about any of it.
At the moment, Ruche teases Rana about the god-class item Rana is wearing, saying she is concerned about her keeping it under the hat for the rest of her life, and Ran tells Ruche to concern herself with Mr. Kasak's disappearance instead. Leez thinks they are at least talking about the attacks on the city and Kasak's disappearance, although talking about Asha or the golden scales to them is like talking to a wall.
Leez meets Agni later, and almost calls him Babo Kim by mistake. Agni is with Brilith, whom Leez tries to remind of when they met before. Agni tries to dismiss Brilith, but Leez then starts talking about Asha, asking Brilith about the month they spent in Atera, about Asha being her old friend. Agni tells her to stop, but Leez keeps going, speaking about the strangeness of this avoidance of Asha, how ridiculous it was that even Saha's death was labelled as a "mysterious attack", for she heard Asha herself say she killed him. Brilith suddenly cries out, dropping to her knees, and Agni drops beside her, telling her soothing words. Leez asks what is wrong, but Agni tells her to leave, telling her he would buy her as much mushroom skewers she wants if she stops talking about this subject.
Leez and Ran travel to Eloth, and Ran remarks that he should have given Leez a tour, since this was her first time in the city. He wonders what the person who had taken her in had been doing till now, since all she did was talking sh*t and playing tyrant. Leez immediately takes the chance to ask about him whether he remembers Asha, but he just wonders who she is talking about. She stays silent as he tells her they will go see his brother.
Doing paperwork on his desk, Lutz asks Ran what he is doing here, since he should be preparing for his wedding. Ran tell him that it is better to buy the furniture from Eloth, and that he is at the office now to give a hand to his elder brother who is buried in work. Lutz tells him he is helping by doing nothing, and Ran tries to take a look at the documents Lutz is working on, only to put them down after seeing the contents, saying that paperwork is not really his thing.
Ran asks about where the secretary went to, when there is so much work here. Lutz replies that she took some time off to rest, that she needed time to cool her head. That there are others handling secretarial tasks, and that as for her bodyguard duty, no one was there to protect... He says that, since those who live long love long, Tilda would be the one suffering most. When he says that she will have to live with those who left always on her mind, Ran asks whether she liked Saha. Ran thinks that she did not seem to, and Lutz responds that he has known her for longer, and knows she rebuffed anyone who approached her in her 35 years alongside Saha...
Leez interrupts, saying that since they are talking about Saha, then she can tell them who his killer is. She says it was Asha, asking why they are not investigating the subject, why they are not even trying to look for Asha who broke out of jail, when there was surveillance in Sky Tower and they could find evidence easily.
The brothers ignore Leez, Lutz talking about how there may be power struggles between magicians now that Saha's positions are empty, and Ran doubting that this will happen when there are two gods on the planet. Leez thinks of how they ignore her about Asha too, when she notices papers that are titled "In regards to Asha Rahiro". She asks permission to read them, and Lutz give it to her, saying those were the papers that were on Saha's desk, and that they were not important.
As Leez reads the titles of the documents, she thinks that all of these seem incredibly important, but they were ignored because they were about Asha. She thinks that Saha had been going after Asha for a very long time, when a particular document catches her eyes:
"3-years disappearance starting in N12: The reason nobody gave any thought to Asha Rahiro during that time"
Leez learns from Saha's paperwork that Asha previously ceased to exist for three years, and now knows that she will return in the future. She also realizes that Yuta used his eyes to exclude her from the effects of the hoti visnu spell. Yuta appears and asks for the Sword of Return. Leez, still angry with him, tosses him the sword and the Hide of Bondage. She tells him to go away, but thinks that she wants him to stay. Yuta reads her mind. Yuta says in sura speech that it would be best for her to hate him. Leez replies, "Best?" and they both realize that Leez can now understand Yuta's speech.
Leez seems surprised that Mr. Kasak is trapped in another dimension. Yuta explains that everyone who disappeared with Asha is now completely disregarded, yet there is still a lot of talk about the transcendental attack and the half-dragon, which means that neither the sura that attacked the cities nor Mr. Kasak disappeared with Asha. Before Leez woke up, he searched for any trace of superior suras and reported to Agni, but he thinks that even the two gods (Agni and Chandra) are unable to discuss those who are now missing such as Asha and the Ananta clan suras. Leez asks if the priestess was upset when he talked about it, then realizes that she would have been unable to hear him talk. Leez goes on a tangent and describes Yuta's voice as ringing in her head instead of something she hears, and then notes that she expected his voice to be similar to Ran's instead of like a boy's. (The voice of male suras mature when they develop to 4th stage.) Leez returns to their discussion and mentions that the priest became anxious and Agni became angry when she tried to talk about Asha. Yuta says that he does not know why she would become anxious, but Agni's reaction was probably related to the priest's vigor, which affects him. Leez says that she wondered why he told her to never talk about it if he knew everything, but Yuta assures her that if he did know, he would have said something when the priestess was not around. As he recalls Agni advising him to not waste the time he had left with Leez, he tells her that the god does show concern for her, but his current behavior is because of Asha's disappearance. Leez states that she now realizes this, but it makes her sad that this will continue for a few years.
Yuta says that based on people's discussions, Mr. Kasak had been fighting the 5th-stage rakshasa up in space, but nobody is able to find him now. He does not believe that the half-dragon has the ability to defeat the sura on his own, but if he was defeated then it would be strange for the sura to remain inactive. The only possibility he can think of is that Mr. Kasak used a transcendental called Crescent Gate and dragged the sura into another dimension. The day he regained his senses, he had seen the place briefly, which worries him. Leez asks if he is going to save Mr. Kasak. He replies yes, but there are two possible scenarios: Either the beings living in that dimension recognized the half-dragon as their ally and fought with him, which would mean that he is probably still alive, or they considered him to be their prey...but he is not sure which. Regardless, he will try and hope for the best, since Mr. Kasak is important to humans and also knows something important to him. Yuta then says that he will need the Sword of Return to create a gate between dimensions. Leez mentally notes that Yuta also knows about the transcendentals of the sword and kept the info from her. She tells him to take it, and asks why he had not taken it earlier and why he is now giving her a detailed explanation. He replies that he wanted to explain things when it appeared that he was only on Asha's side, but he felt that she would be unable to understand killing someone innocent when you have nothing personal against them. Leez says that if he means like Asha did, then it would be a terrible thing. Yuta states that this is difficult to explain because her point of view is completely different... but he cannot feel bad about the numerous acts of murder Asha committed. He did feel anger over her sadness as she grieved for her father, but as a sura, he is incapable of feeling emotions over the death itself. All suras are unmoved by death, and only learn to avoid hunting clan-mates and allies. Killing out of need or for fun happens all the time in the sura realm. The rare sura that puts value on life either learns to adapt or dies. As Leez thinks about his words, Yuta adds that this sort of thing would make her afraid and create a distance between them, so he made the choice to hide it. He reassures her that she is special to him and that he only wants to protect her from harm.
Yuta then thinks to himself that to Leez, the battle ahead would only be about her revenge, but in reality it will be much greater and more complicated since the most powerful beings in the universe will fight. Leez cannot avoid suffering if she is not able to back out of this war. She may feel betrayed by him, but he a hard choice into which he put a lot of thought, though Asha's actions went in an unexpected direction which caused Leez to be hurt...
Yuta then reveals to Leez that he had believed that Asha chose a path where she could protect her, and among those who are involved in this battle, Asha knew about the future more accurately than anyone else. Leez wonders if this meant that Asha was so incredibly smart that she had the ability to predict the future. Yuta continues, saying that there was a god who guaranteed that it would be safest for her to stay with Asha. Even with Asha's strange behavior, he still thought that this was best for Leez, but now he is not sure since she hurt her and vanished. Leez is alive now, but without her spirit and her smile, so there must have been a better way. Leez, with a slight smile, asks him if he really likes her smile, and he replies that he does, very much. He tells her that in the end he went along with what the others wanted. But since she was hurt anyway, it may have been better if he kidnapped her like he originally intended... And Yuta realizes that Leez heard that last part. He clumsily explains that he meant to bring her with him and leave the battle behind, but it was a dangerous idea and Leez would never smile at him again.
Leez suddenly suggests that they go together to the other dimension to rescue Mr. Kasak. Yuta is taken aback, so she asks him if he changed his mind about taking her along, even though he wanted to kidnap her earlier. He replies that the other side is a very dangerous place, plus he may have difficulty returning because of his mother. Leez is surprised at the mention of his mother, so he explains that she was the one in the water channel who attacked her. Leez is incredulous, referring to her as a monster before quickly correcting herself. Yuta apologizes on his mother's behalf, since she only wanted to take him with her, but he assures her that this time he can prevent that. It will still be difficult to persuade his mother let him go, and he has no idea how long that would take. Leez is not happy with the thought of waiting for his return, in a world where nobody wants to think about Asha, the sura plots, and the golden scales that appeared in the sky. She would have no one to listen to her or to worry about the future, including Agni, whom she thought was unaffected. She tells him that going to a dangerous place is better than this, because she would at least have him to listen to her.
Yuta uses the sword to open a dimensional gate. Leez tells him that she only left a letter behind for the others, since anyone she talked to would want to stop her. Yuta says that he wants to stop her, too. The problems posed by the suras and his mother on the other side can be overcome, but the most dangerous one of all is him. No matter how difficult, it would be better for her to wait here, even if nobody listens to her. Leez smiles as she tells him that is what hurts the most. She takes his hand, asks if this is all right, and says, "Let's go."
Yuta thinks to himself that this will be a painful time for both of them. Even with thoughts of shaking off her hand and going alone, he is unable to leave her behind. She was more afraid of being left behind than she was of death. They walk hand and hand to the gate.
(Currygom): Thank you for reading Season 2 of Kubera. Next week will be about what happens next with the characters, and then the Season 2 afterword.
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 34: The Golden Knight (8)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 87: The Power of the Name (4)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 50: Rift (10)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 169: Loser (5)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 161: Your Justice and Mine (27)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 172: Loser (8)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 150: Your Justice and Mine (16)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 148: Your Justice and Mine (14)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 168: Loser (4)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 27: Reflection (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 123: Isle of Myths (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 95: Lies for You (7)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 96: Lies for You (8)