Baccano:Volume5 ~Immortal - a girl named Sylvie Lumiere~
「Immortal: A Girl Called Sylvie Lumiere」
Words of Tougou Denkurou (Immortal, Unemployed)
Only the thirst for revenge could be seen in Sylvie's eyes.
When this one left the boat, it would be a lie to say that there was no hate in him for Szilard. But the fire in the girl's eyes burned even hotter than that of Maiza, who had lost his younger brother.
Though Sylvie had been determined to take her own life when Szilard betrayed us, it seemed as though Master Elmer and Master Maiza's efforts managed to calm her. But this one realized that her eyes were filled, not with sadness, but with silent flame.
"Sylvie, please don't think about it too much. For his sake."
"Oh, yes. I'm fine now."
Though Sylvie smiled as she replied to Master Maiza's words, the light in her eyes changed not at all.
As we disembarked from the boat, perhaps she sensed this one's stare. In tones that were barely audible, her face looking as though any moment she might burst into tears, and yet at the same time filled with terrible hatred, she spoke.
"Mr. Denkuro... When will these emotions of mine disappear? Do you think that this feeling, this rage, will fade over the course of the long, long time called eternity?"
As this one searched for a reply, flustered, her features hardened and she spoke harshly in clipped tones.
"Then I have no need of eternity."
Verily, gentle in appearance but with a core of steel. But this one could not say for certain whether her strong resolve was right or wrong. Could losing something change a person so much? In that case, how much would we all change over the course of time beyond imagining?
Three centuries passed, and though this one found his way to the village where he had heard of a singer who matched her description... alas, too late. It seemed that she had left along with someone who this one surmised to be Master Maiza.
So be it. This one has resolved to journey these foreign lands in search of those long lost faces. Goodness, when will the day come that this one once again sets foot upon his homeland?
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