Inspired by a request on the kink meme. Some lines were taken from TTGL.
Souji barely managed to hold his ground, the force of the blow pushing him back a few inches. He wasn't going to make it.
As he watched his friends defend him, diving in front of him and vanishing into oblivion, and Izanami-no-Okami destroying those which he loved, he felt hopeless. Everything seemed bleak-pointless-without Yosuke's friendship to give him hope, Yukiko's support that made him feel invincible, Chie's strong heart and immense courage that made everything seem possible. He'd learned that he could overcome anything with them by his side, so how could he overcome such evils without them? He couldn't, he'd lost.
Izanami now moved, casting a thousand fatal curses at him, and he was gone.
Souji awoke in a shroud of light, the wave of white sky and white land seeming to go on forever, and he felt...nothing. "Where...am I?"
"You've reached the World's End, Souji."
His head shot up to find the voice's source, and from above Izanagi descended, his form radiating power and strength. "Izanagi? What's going on? Am I...dead?"
"Yes, but do not give up. Your destiny still waits for you, and you must defeat the evil that plagues your world!"
Souji's mind and body were screaming, everything was hurting, and he couldn't understand- "How could I do any of that, Izanagi? I'm dead! There's nothing left for me! I've failed!"
"A true man doesn't die, even if he's killed!" the Persona bellowed, the deep voice seeming to shake Souji's very soul. "Whether it be time, space or alternate realities, they mean nothing to us. You will pierce the paths and methods you've chosen. That is who you are, Souji! That is the power of Persona!"
A fire began to rage in his being, core burning with a strength he had never known before. He could hear the voices of all of his friends within his mind, each giving him wisdom and courage until it flowed freely from every inch of his skin. "The power...I can feel it! I will defeat Izanami-no-Okami!"
The world around them began to dissolve into darkness, the only visible entities overflowing with the strength of their wills. "Do not believe in yourself, Souji. Believe in me who believes in you!" Izanagi boomed, his spirit fusing with Souji's as he surged out of the darkness back into the reality.
His teammates stood beside him, all eyes trained on the beast in front of them.
How are you here? This can't be...!
Souji's eyes burned with intensity, raw emotion piercing through Izanami-no-Okami's very being. Together as one, in perfect unison Souji and Izanagi faced their destiny. "Even if we were to be enslaved in the galaxy's cycle of rebirth, the feelings that were left behind will open the door! Even if we were to face against the infinite universe, our burning blood will cut through fate! We are Persona!"