So, that's it.

I'm... going to disappear.

I shouldn't be spending my last hours like this. Not regretting everything I brought about. I can see Elle again, touch her face with my fingertips.

Yet... I saw her die.

I don't know what to think now, this fake spectre of my dear one. But even though she says she doesn't remember the surface world...

There's something in her eyes...

I wonder what Elle would have thought of technology. Far from our old water mill, there are the hydroelectricity plants, the nuclear superconductors. Humans lost so much when they swung down out of the trees.

The airplane... now the heavens are no mystery. It's no wonder the cathedrals are falling apart.

The animals in Safarium... are now in a zoo, hundreds of miles from their home.

They're... crying.

The sky is crying... and the tears are filthy.

The crystal waters of Evergreen...

The pristine forest of the Amazon...

The smoky, filthy sewers of Neotokio... and the Asmodeous virus, designed for no purpose other than to kill.

Maybe that primal Elle was right.

Humans are pathetic creatures, driven by desires and living in misery.

When I saw Elle in Storkholm, she told me to save the surface people. Because it was so beautiful.

And she never knew how beautiful it was before the genius crucified it. She said they would treat the world carefully...

Elle...

Fyda... Royd...

Elle...

I'm so sorry. Mother. Light Gaia. I'm sorry I brought humans back from the darkness. I'm sorry I led their advances.

I'm sorry I taught them to poison your blood, rape your flesh and discard what they had used.

My poor earth.

If I'm really what humans call a god... because I created this...

If this is really a godly work...

Oh, Elle. We were from the underworld. We never should have left our homes.

Our happy days in Crysta... should have lasted forever. Our eternal, unchanging village, deep underground. Far away from God, Devil and anything else these humans used as justification for their own inherent evil.

Elle...

The surface was so beautiful...

But now genius has taken that beauty. Nothing is without purpose. A place for everything... everything in it's place.

Elle... my princess, my simple village sweetheart. This world is my greatest accomplishment. The greatest creation in ten thousand lifetimes of the legendary hero.

I curse the day I left Crysta.

...

No, before that. Dark Gaia spoke truly... 'If you never knew you could have been happy...'

My greatest accomplishment.

I curse its irredeemable sin. Am I human? No, surely not. I acted in the interests of the world.

My... masterpiece.

With one fatal flaw...

... I finished it.

Oh, Elle.