I saw a ghost in the living room.
But as I was already used to the phenomenon, I did not let it interfere with the preparation of my evening meal.
The ghost ate my fried egg and commended its taste.
As I listened to her talk, my memories drifted back to the days we were still together.
Back when we were in school, she asked me what was necessary for the two of us to be together.
A small workplace that we could make a living from without relying on anyone.
A silent apartment where we would have the freedom to do what our hearts desired.
I told her that.

In the late eighties – during the economic boom – the small design company we founded was doing surprisingly well.
We visited all the places we talked about when we were in school – the southern islands, the old European cities, the West Coast. We went wherever we wanted, seeing whatever we sought.
Alone in that spacious living room, I attempted to figure out why it all ended this way. Why those days when nothing could stand in our way faded into the past.
I no longer felt like I could do everything.
The world had grown complicated. Even simple matters became difficult.
The rules we had established in the past no longer seemed to apply, and the castle we built for ourselves crumbled to dust.
“What is necessary for us to be together?” – the ghost asked me.
We need a make a new place for ourselves.
A place no one can destroy.
Let’s make it a place that no one else can reach.
And so, I inconspicuously proceeded with the plan.
In a place so deep below the surface that no one else can find it.

9 comments on “SeaBed

  1. I’ve just finished this. Personally I’ll need few days to snap out of the soul crushing mood.

    Mild ~mood~ spoilers ahead!

    warriorkalla +- got it right. If you want to know about the emotions the game ends on, its hopefulness and optimism after all the stress and tension finally dissipates, but its all built upon layers and layers of repressed feelings, unescapable void and sorrow.

    Major spoilers!

    You could say all the characters move on, but none of the problems they face end well. My Takako is freakking ***** and no amount of magic is going to change that for me.

  2. Gonna need a hand with this one. There isn`t much about it online and vndb say it has a parting ending, which is usualy sad, and I absolutly,totaly,ultimatly don`t need anything sad in my life right now. So can someone help and guy out and gimme a tip if it`s sad or not. The entire story can be the saddes this in the world. Just tell me whether it`s a sad end or not. I certanly don`t need a Kana.

    1. The characters are all dealing with a lot of mental issues, including delusions and grief. So no, not a cheery story. It’s a story of harsh realities and inevitable situations.

      1. Thanks, but i get that the story itself if harsh and and heavy and I`m fine with that, but it`s really hard for me to deal with those stories when they don`t get proper closure or the ending is also a sad one. So I`m fine with the whole thing being melancholic and tragic and stuff as long as the ending is at least a little big cheerful or good.
        So care to give me a little insight on the ending alone?
        Thank you in advance.

        1. Tell you what, friend; once I finish this one, I’ll let you know how it ends up. My assumption is that they work through these mental issues and their “parting” is symbolic of letting go of their grief and their toxic dependence on one another, but it might be best to put this one on hold for a while till we figure it out.

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