What a part 3. Terrifying in a lot of ways, the idea of storytelling a scenario where everything blurs together into a series of adrenaline-filled moments is definitely a unique one that I've never seen before. And I've got to admit that moment where Eila, apropos of nothing, suddenly wondered if they were dead and in eternal torment and she just hadn't noticed it. That hurt hard. It- and her struggles with her precognition and just the sheer terror of her situation- hit really hard. Imagine what life is like for her all the time, I thought.
The ending was something I never expected. Both in terms of what actually happened and in terms of Sanya and Eila. There's a certain shocking irony in calling Sanya's do a crown of thorns, which is what I think stuck out to me most of all in that part of the climax.
All in all, it delivered on everything that was promised when we came in. There were times when I ached for Gryphon's future presence and everything he brings to this. I want to see everything in this world. I want to see this war won. I want these poor girls to finally get the justice and the peace they deserve after nightmares like this.
...but, y'know, at the same time I really really want me some more Rin and Gumi... and darnit I just want Sanya/Eila fluff. They're such a good couple, show us more of that courtship or something.
I'm going to reread it later with the music since I read through the whole thing voraciously near the end of a family Christmas party. I expect it will make the experience even more epic.