I’ve been really afraid of posting this page. To the point where I considered re-writing the entire chapter multiple times to make this at least a little less horrible. However, this moment has been such a fundamental and defining moment of regret for Mizha and Zhiro that in the end I decide to commit to it. And we’ve been leading up to it from the very beginning. Mizha’s first nightmare, Zhiro and Mizha meeting again after five years, Zhiro’s enraged speech at the Dream Eater phantom, and even at the beginning of this chapter.
Their history together is highly colored by this moment. A time where Mizha was purposefully cruel, and now she can never take it back. In many ways, Mizha has preferred to live in a fantasy world because if she lived in the real world, she’d have to admit she’s been a horrible person in her past.