|If this doesn't look fun, you might be sane.|
|Wouldn't You Like to Know?|
|Date Published||Saturday June 26th, 2004|
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A small glimpse of a future conversation
- The Future
- The Sky
|Black Mage||When I look back at my life, I can't help but see an inevitable chain of events.|
|Red Mage||That's ridiculous.|
|Black Mage||Do you believe there could have been any other outcome than this?|
|Red Mage||That's not how it works. There is no grand story to history.|
Things just happen. It's the act of looking back on it that interposes a sense of narrative.
|Black Mage||And yet here we are, just as we were always going to be. Doesn't that drive you mad?|
Don't you hate yourself for it? For never having seen it coming until now?
Every little thing is so painfully obvious now, isn't it? Now that it's too late, you have all the answers, don't you?
|Red Mage||It's not too late.|
|Black Mage||It is for some people.|
|Red Mage||Are you trying to goad me?|
|Black Mage||You know it's going to end here.|
|Red Mage||Just like it was always going to, right?|
|Black Mage||You're catching on.|
One last thing. Do you remember when we went to Gurgu?
|Black Mage||Why did you do it like that?|
|Red Mage||We thought it'd be funny.|
|Black Mage||Heh. That was funny, wasn't it.|
|Back to the present day|
|Black Mage||I'm going to look back on this one day and think it's hilarious.|
I'll kill them all anyway, but at least we can laugh about it.
- The future conversation is revealed in Episode 1129: THERE and turns out to be between Black Mage and Red Mage.