Kirito’s determination to save Asuna borders on the insane. His reckless is stopped when Leafa suddenly logs out.
Kirito crashes into a barrier high in the sky, and he tries to pass through it. Suguha tries to reason with him, and she sees Yui touching the barrier with her little hand, crying out for her mother. Asuna wakes up to hear Yui's voice. She yells out to Yui and looks around to drop something. Yui informs Kirito that she used the warning signal to communicate. Then, a system admin card falls out, and Yui explains that Kirito needs the appropriate console. Kirito asks Suguha where the entrance is, and she warns him about the guardians at the base of the tree. Kirito reassures her and tells her that he will be going alone. On the ground, Kirito glides towards the dome where the stone guardians block the castle's door. Kirito acknowledges that he will enter the gate, and while the gate opens before him, the guardians inform Kirito that he has to prove himself. Kirito shouts before storming upwards. He slices one enemy's head off, and then, he gets greeted by the army of knights. Kirito attacks relentlessly without backing down as he remembers Asuna. Then, Kirito finds his hand stabbed by an arrow, and he finds himself bombarded by many arrows. Kirito pushes himself towards the entrance above, but he gets stabbed by multiple swords through the chest. However, Kirito finds himself dead with a resurrection time in place.
During a montage of his adventures in Sword Art Online, Kirito remembers the struggle he has faced. He wakes himself up where he sees Suguha attempting to fight the guardians. She grabs Kirito's flames, and when she gets shot by multiple arrows, she struggles to get through the exit. Leafa resurrect Kirito via an item, and Kirito thanks Leafa. When Kirito attempts another go, Leafa begs him not to do it. Leafa realizes that Kirito is rescuing Asuna who is the same person in the hospital. She also confesses that Kirito is her brother after receiving an epiphany. Suguha logs out, and Kirito knocks on Suguha's door. He apologizes to Suguha for using the nerve gear, and Suguha opens the door with tears streaming from eyes. She confesses that she is love with Kirito and that Kirito is not her true sibling. She asks Kirito why he act so distant from her before, and why he was so nice to her after coming back home. She closes the door on Kirito and curls up in a fetal position. Suguha cries out her heart, and Kirito sits down after being saddened.
Points of Interest
- Japanese Name: "Gurando Kuesuto" (グランド・クエスト)
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- Opening Theme: "INNOCENCE" by Aoi Eir
- Ending Theme: "Overfly" Haruna Luna