This is something that’s been bothering me for a long time. I skimmed by when I first saw it bc I was so caught up in
my own tears all the drama going on that it just sorta passed by as a disturbing image.
But re-reading (again) I stopped and I just…I was trying to figure it out. I’m probably the last to realize it bc I’m slow like that, but at first glance all I could think was “why is tewaku holding onto a strong of her own shoes???”.
But then I realized oh, those are CROW uniforms and golems. One of them only has golems, but the other and Tewaku are at LEAST one, most likely more, members from CROW that are being sucked up or absorbed or just held onto in this nasty twisted slime/muck. And keep in mind those people are still alive. They’re making noises of pain and they are still alive.
Now the best part? Those were their comrades. The third exorcist experimenting was fairly recent—so up until then they’ve been working with these people. How close were they? I don’t imagine they were bestie bests going out for coffee and cakes. But at some point they worked alongside these people. They worked for the same Order, they fought on the same team. They possibly trained together at some point or ate a meal together.
And now they are killing them in a cruel, twisted, quite frank;y disgusting ways. They’re bodies are mangled in that goop and they still alive.
It breaks my heart what the Noah have done to them. And with all my heart I hope that if/when they come out of it….they don’t have memories of stuff like this.