♔ Sword Art Online Vol. 8: Early and Late
I want to meet up with them.
I want to meet up with Suguha, with my mother, with my dad. I
want to meet up with them.
But that was not something that could be allowed. After all, the multiple electric fields let out by the Nerve Gear severed my
consciousness from the real world completely, imprisoning me
within this world.
While holding down the sobs that my mouth was bent on gushing
out, I felt like I had finally understood the situation I was
in. The «truth» of this world."
This is a «parallel world» that I can't meet with the people I
want to. That is, the one and only truth.
That is the «reality» of this world.
-Early and Late, First Day