Chapitre 108 – Child of God
In which the splash text PRETTY MUCH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.
This is just – Syaoran: A Summary. But with added Lava Lamp Guy, just for extra pain.
Because he mirrors him, as he so often literally does, but still stands fundamentally opposed to him in every way.
And with a rain of feathers surrounding them. Because a) they are Syaoran’s goal, b) they are also Lava Lamp’s goal, or at least part of it, c) Sakura’s existence hangs heavily between them, because is there even another Sakura? or are they fighting for the same one? d) Sakura is scattered, literally, across the multiverse, but also e) the fight between Syaoran and Lava Lamp might just scatter her even further. And by that I mean we have the increasingly ominous sense that Sakura not only feels bad for people suffering for her benefit, but will choose to suffer herself if it means saving them from that pain.
Which will only escalate when she has two Syaorans suffering for her. The outcome can only possibly be bad.
See also: Syaoran’s cloak is in tatters. It’s coming apart at the edges, just like his identity, but he still grips it tightly because his conviction has not been shaken, even with Lava Lamp Guy quite literally rising up out of a hole in his past. And there will be nothing but destruction between them.
Alternatively, if you split the image in half (like the omnibus does) Syaoran’s half has the cloak coming together in his hand, and Lava Lamp’s half has it tearing apart around him.
Ie, opposing goals, opposing ideaologies, and quite possibly different outcomes depending on which one of them wins this fight.
Because APPARENTLY JUST HAVING TEA AND TALKING ABOUT IT ISN’T AN OPTION.