Saint Germain Enters (Hector walks toward the front of Garibaldi Temple and looks up to behold its magnificence. Suddenly, the feet and legs of some unknown figure start to walk toward him. Hector seems slightly startled)
Saint Germain: I've been waiting for you. Hector. Devil forgemaster. Hector: How do you know me?! Who are you?! Saint Germain: Saint Germain. I won't bandy words with you. I have an urgent request. Please refrain from pursuing Isaac any further. Hector: Bastard! So you're with Isaac! But that does not follow... Isaac wishes to fight me. For what purpose do you make this request? Saint Germain: This will not make sense to you, but to put it simply, I seek to maintain the flow of a greater will. Hector: This is pointless. Out of my way. Saint Germain: Your beloved was killed on false allegations that she was a witch. I know how you feel, and I sympathize. Truly. But please look past your own-- Hector: (shocked and angered) Wretch! How do you know of these things?! Saint Germain: That I cannot tell. I know far more than you imagine. But I cannot act upon that knowledge, That is my... arrangement. I may only observe.
(A sound of birds in the distance grabs Saint Germain's attention as he turns to look to the side, interrupted, but quickly gets back to his conversation with Hector) Saint Germain: I have no choice but to excuse myself. Please consider my request... The world hangs in the balance. Goodbye.
(Saint Germain tips his hat and teleports away)
Hector Interrupts a Meeting in the Aqueduct (Hector walks down the waterway and suddenly notices Zead looking off to the side by the edge of the waterway)
Zead: (slightly surprised) Ah, I'm pleased to see you are unharmed. Hector: Did you think me dead? Zead: I saw him earlier... I feared that perhaps... Hector: I came too late then. Which way did he go? Zead: Along this path lies a forest. He went there. Probably making his way to the village on the other side. Hector: And what of your mission? To purify this land and remove the curse? Zead: Yes, the curse. In the end, it is all Isaac; he is the source of this pestilence. He...
(Zead looks round as if suddenly distracted by something) Zead: Ah, how could I forget? There is a matter I must attend to. By your leave.
(Zead walks away while Hector turns round to watch him. Saint Germain slowly appears behind Hector) Hector: You again? Saint Germain: Oh, it's you. (laughs) I was expecting someone else... You spoke with him, didn't you? Hector: And why should I answer to you? Saint Germain: Perhaps you'll accept my advice, then. You would do well to avoid... him. Do not be drawn in by his words... Hector: Your advice is neither solicited, nor welcome. I will use any means necessary to achieve my revenge.
(Hector holds up his fist) Saint Germain: You've been warned. I would like to speak with you further, but I must track him down quickly. He is the one being who is beyond my recollection. Goodbye for now.
A Squabble in the Forest (Hector walks the forest)
Saint Germain: That is why I am telling you this. Hector: Voices?
(Hector notices a conversation up ahead and quickly steps behind a tree) Hector: Who could it be?
(Camera shows Saint Germain talking to Zead in the distance) Zead: Do not go beyond your bounds! You mustn't speak nor act upon matters related to fate. You had better refrain from saying anything unsuitable. Saint Germain: That is correct of course. But what about you? Is it not ludicrous for you to be. guiding a traveler in there circumstances? Zead: I am merely lending assistance to one who is seeking what he already desires. It is the same with the curse. Saint Germain: That's ridiculous. You have different rules for yourself-- Zead: This discourse is at an end.
(Zead whips his hand downward, slides out a blade from under his right sleeve, and approaches Saint Germain) Zead: I cannot have you interfering any longer.
(Zead tries to strike Saint Germain. Saint Germain quickly teleports behind Zead. Zead looks behind him angrily and runs then strikes at him three times again, but Saint Germain quickly dodges each attack then teleports away from the third strike) Saint Germain: I will keep returning... until the day you finally surrender.
(Saint Germain tips his hat and smiles with content then teleports away shortly before Zead strikes at him) Zead: (angrily) No one escapes from me!
(Zead strikes the area in front of him with his blade, opens a portal with a purplish glow as the blade tears through thin air and steps through the portal as it fades behind him. Hector steps out from the back of the tree that he was hiding behind as his eyes show a look of shock) Hector: So, those two are enemies...
Saint Germain's Test (Hector approaches Saint Germain who is leaning against the clock tower)
Saint Germain: Oh! An unexpected guest. Hector: So, Zead hasn't slain you yet? Saint Germain: I see you were spying on us... But I am an expert at miraculous escapes. Despite that, however, I have fallen into his trap at last. Hector: Trap? What trap? Saint Germain: This space itself is a barrier... Which leads me to question... How did you get here? Hector: On foot. There were no.. barriers. Saint Germain: Interesting. Most interesting. That is quite possible.
(Saint Germain claps hands together and turns his back to Hector while most enthused) Hector: What are you saying? Saint Germain: In this space, I may be partially freed of the fetters of time. That means I can have a direct physical effect here. For example...
(Saint Germain reaches to the side and pulls a sword from thin air) Saint Germain: I can fight you. Hector: So, is that your intent? To stop me by force? Saint Germain: Not exactly. But by fighting you, all that I need to know will be revealed.
(Saint Germain slashes his sword to the side and enters a sword stance)
A New Destiny and a New Path for Hector (Hector jumps on Saint Germain and holds his fist back ready to hit him)
Saint Germain: I surrender... I promise to not interfere with you again. Hector: Very well. Saint Germain: I now see how fascinating time, or rather, fate truly is. Hector: Just who are you? Saint Germain: A traveler. Only half here. Not allowed to speak the truth. Not allowed to act upon reality. Yet one who knows all... That about covers it. Hector: I see. Not allowed to speak the truth... Saint Germain: Please forget everything I have told you. A traveler merely passes through, touching nothing, changing nothing. But there is one thing I can tell you. Hector: What is that? Saint Germain: I feel a new destiny flowing out of you. Walk the path that is meant for you without fear... For you are no longer alone...
(Hector stands speechless. Saint Germain content with the words he just spoke) Saint Germain: Give my regards to Zead when you see him.
(Saint Germain tips his hat as the barrier round the clock tower fades)
Ending (Dracula's castle crumbles and breaks apart, as his remaining essence flows out of it in purplish light. A ray of sun shines through the black clouds. Julia staring at the remains of the castle with Hector)
Julia: T'is over at last. Hector: Even so. I pray this will truly free the people's hearts... Julia: Those hearts are yet filled with darkness. The cursed has reached deep inside of them. Its mark will not easily vanish. For my brother, only death could erase it. (saddened) Hector: Julia... Julia: (hopeful) All the same, people are not such fools. Their hope lies in one another. They shall realize that in time. Scars will fade and be lost to memory... Let us have faith in the morrow. Hector: Indeed.
(Hector stands with Julia and look off toward the remains of Dracula's castle once again)
(Meanwhile, at Eneomaos Machine Tower) Saint Germain: Faith in the morrow? Those are fine words... But not for me. As one who travels through time, I see the morrow a bit differently. All the same, the flow of time has stabilized at last. For myself, I think I will go far into the future and see what awaits. There is one great battle yet to be fought -- the final battle between Lord Dracula and the humans. Perhaps they will remember your fight. Or perhaps it will start anew.
(Saint Germain tips his hat to the screen and turns to walk through a portal)
(Julia and Hector walk down a path in the Baljhet Mountains) Julia: What now, Hector? Where will you go? Hector: Well... I have many friends I must conceal from the humans. I suppose I'll seek some hidden place where I can live in peace. Julia: No need to search out such a place... I know of one. Hector: (enthused) Pray, lead me there. I am in your debt. Julia: All that you may need you shall find here. If that is fine with you.
(Julia walks toward her shop. Hector looks on behind Julia) Hector: Well, I suppose... To stay here with you, Julia... T'is not a bad idea.