>As Anon Anonson falls, as he's devoured by the snake, he remembers the words of Suika.
>”All you have to do is to decide what to do with the time that's given to you.”
>Anon Anonson does not wish to be devoured, he does not wish to never see his waifu again, to betray his friends he's made on this journey. Cirno calls out to him.
>She begins battle with the great serpent, driving a mountain-sized icicle through its eye as she cries. She's clearly used up her energy as she tries to save you from the beast. Rumia escapes from Anon's cloak to do battle with her, but is quickly blown away into the distance.
>”I must do this alone!”
“Of course you are, and I'm going with you!”
>”You can't defeat him!”
>Anon Anonson finds strength, bringing himself to punch the serpent with all of his might as the stone of strength shatters from the energy he drew from it. It's not enough, the serpent devours Cirno as Anon screams, chasing into its depths to rescue her, barely managing to escape using the cloak of darkness. She's injured, battered and beaten, her arm twisted at an impossible angle as she takes a deep breath, looking at you.
“I made a promise, Mr. Anonson, a promise to be your friend and help you! And I mean to! I mean to help you to the end because you need someone strong to help you in this world, Anon!”
>Anon Anonson embraces the injured fairy, realizing what's truly at stake for the first time, his friends, his waifu, everyone's happiness.
. . .
>Rumia lands nearby, battered from the blow she recieved from the serpent
>Meanwhile the fairies gather having seen this, preparing to do battle with the great serpent before it's too late. One of them calls out as she orders the fairy army.
”Hurry, Anon and Cirno do battle as we speak.”
>Suika drinks from her gourd, calling out to the fairy general.
“Anon's fate is no longer in our hands.”
>Rumia turns to Suika, shaking as she tries to stand.
“Then it has all been in vain, our friendship has failed.”
>Suika takes the shoulders of the fairy general and Rumia
“Not if we hold true to each other. We will not abandon the inhabitants of this land to torment to death. Leave all that can be spared behind. We travel light. Let's hunt this Lunar Wench who brought the serpent down upon them!”
>Rumia smiles as she looks to the fairy general
“Hmmm.... Yeees! Hahaha!”
. . .
>Anon Anonson prepares to do battle once more. He's injured, his stone of strength is gone, but he won't lose that easily.
>”I hope the others find a safe shelter.”
>Cirno gives him a thumbs up with her good arm, preparing another ice storm.
“Reimu will look after them.”
>”I don't suppose we'll ever see them again.”
“We may yet, Mr. Anonson. We may yet.”
>”Cirno, I'm glad you're with me.”