Panel 1: On top of a scenic hillside in ancient Japan. JACK is lying on a blanket, while a woman, MAI (no reference), lies next to him.
MAI: <Is our not simply perfect?>
JACK (1): <No. It is not.>
JACK (2): <There is something wrong. Very wrong.>
Panel 2: MAI sits up with a concerned look on her face. She looks down at JACK.
MAI: <It is not? My dear, what is wrong?>
JACK: <I do not know, but I know that something is very amiss.>
Panel 3: JACK sits up and scoots away from MAI a little.
JACK (1): <Something has felt wrong ever since I first awoke and laid eyes on you.>
MAI (1): <My husband, please…>
JACK (2): <Such as your inability to say my name.>
MAI (2): <Jack, please…>
Panel 4: JACK stands and looks down at MAI.
JACK (1): <That is not it.>
JACK (2): <Tell me, woman, what is the truth here?>
MAI: <This is…>
JACK: <No. None of this is truth. This is all a lie.>
Panel 5: JACK turns around to see the form of AKU towering above him from the distance.
AKU: YOU FOOL! Even when I gift you a life of paradise, you must continue to plague me!?
AKU: You could have a happy ending! Never before have I given this to ANYONE!
Panel 6: JACK pulls his sword out from nowhere – which he can do because this is all inside his head – as the world around him starts to fade, though the effect should be subtle to start with.
JACK (1): This is not a happy ending!
JACK (2): This is a lie!
JACK (3): And to accept it would be to accept defeat and to allow your reign to continue!
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