Shanoa: If this is how it must be, then let's end it now.
(Albus faces Shanoa) Albus: The Dominus is mine, and I've waited long enough. Hand it over, Shanoa. Shanoa: Is this why you betrayed our master? Did you trade your home, your life, just to be consumed by this darkness? What did you hope to gain!? Answer me.
(Albus clutches his head and struggles) Albus: Shanoa... What am I--!? Gaaah! No, Shanoa... RUN! You have to get away from here! Now! Shanoa: ...Albus?
(Albus clutches his head once more and laugh diabolically. The voice of Dracula resonates inside his mind) Albus: Run...? Ha! What good would that do her? She cannot escape me. All of humanity is merely cattle, led to slaughter at my behest. I, Lord Dracula! Give yourself as sustenance to me, weak, foolish human! That will be your honor!! Shanoa: ...... Even in this state, without any memory of the man you once were, I pity you. It's my duty to free you from this suffering; to ensure you don't meet such an end. Rest in peace, Albus.
Inevitable Fight Shanoa: This will complete Dominus, the power that corrupted Albus... and consumed him. Can this cursed power truly be used to vanquish evil? ...I'll return the final piece to Barlowe-- my mission is complete.
Shanoa: This will complete Dominus, the power that corrupted Albus...and consumed him. Can this cursed power truly be used to vanquish evil? ...I'll return the final piece to Barlowe--my mission is complete.
(Shanoa absorbs the last Dominus Glyph stolen by Albus) Shanoa: What's...going on!? Albus's memories--! ...I can feel them...
(The memory of Albus resonates inside Shanoa’s mind. A flashback occurs) Albus: Name's Albus. I guess we're brother and sister now. Shanoa: My brother, huh? ...Albus.
(Another flashback occurs) Albus: Argh! Shanoa: You can't keep doing this; you'll destroy yourself! Let me take your place. Albus: What... kind of brother would I be...if I didn't protect you...? That's...my role.
(Yet another flashback occurs) Albus: Accepting Dominus is likely to interfere with one's memory and emotions. Barlowe: I see... Albus: That being the case, we should assume the true price is much higher... Sir! Name me as the bearer. I can't allow Shanoa to risk her life. Barlowe: But you aren't able-- Albus: There has to be a way! ...and I'll find it. Barlowe: All right, Albus. I will give you my word. But, before all that, I have a great errand for you...
(Flashbacks end) Shanoa: ...But Barlowe told me Albus took my memories. It was Dominus? Albus, did you steal Dominus for my sake...? ???: So you figured it out. ...a shame everything ended in failure.
(Albus's spirit is somewhat retained inside of Shanoa after she absorbed the glyph) Albus: Inside Dominus, actually, which you absorbed. Shanoa: That isn't possible. Albus: It would seem the blood of the holy whip's legacy makes many things possible. One of life's fortunate miracles, you might say. Betrayed by the old man, I fled with Dominus. In this way I had taken your place as bearer, and you were no longer at risk. Alone, I continued my research into methods of controlling Dominus. As you know, that Glyph's power is Dracula's as well. To this end, I required the blood of the sacred Belmont clan. Since they vanished years ago, I set out to find any traces of their heritage. Shanoa: ...The villagers. Albus: Exactly. Fate drew them to the village...all thirteen of that line. I studied their blood with great diligence... In the end, even that power wasn't enough to contain Dominus, and the Glyph consumed me. Shanoa: ...But with your body gone, your spirit remains--absorbed into the Glyph. And now, that soul dwells within me, alongside the power of Dominus. Albus: By all accounts, Dominus should have overpowered and erased my will. However, the villager's power courses through you, and that tethered me here. Shanoa: How can that be? Albus: Probably from absorbing the Glyphs I used to imprison them... You are quite remarkable, Shanoa. Shanoa: ...... There is still one thing I do not understand, Albus. Why did you try to take my place, if you knew it would cost you your life? Albus: ...I doubt you could understand, without your memories or emotions. Let's just say I knew what mattered to me, and what had to be done. Once the ritual began, though, I no longer had any choice. Everything that happened since then was laid out before me... a path I had to follow. Shanoa: I still don't understand... Albus: It's just as well. No need to concern yourself with the affairs of my heart. But, I do need you to promise me one thing. Shanoa: What is it? Albus: No matter what happens, you mustn't use Dominus. Its power comes at a great price... Your life. Please, Shanoa... Don't ever use Dominus! You have to trust me! Shanoa: I do, Albus. Albus: Then I've done all I can. Thank you, Shanoa... ...but now, I believe my time is at an end. Shanoa: Albus, wait! I have to know-- Albus: You'll be fine now. ...Remember your promise. Shanoa: ...Albus...? Don't go, Albus! ...You gave up your life for my sake, and I don't feel anything. I can't even shed a tear... ...... Why was everything stolen from me!?
(Shanoa starts to leave but stops)
Shanoa: Only one person can answer my questions. ...I won't let Albus's sacrifice go to waste. I must learn the truth.