Ever since I got bedridden because of this diarrhea last night, I’ve been revisiting my past memories what’s with reading old novels and watching Let’s Play classic game video on Youtube. One of my fondest memories on gaming is the world of Final Fantasy IX. I love how beautiful the landscape is and how sad the story unfold. But out of all bit of pieces inside the vast universe of Final Fantasy IX, what I love the most is the place where nobles gather and nightlife prosper, The Dark City Treno.
The Dark City Treno, aside of the beautiful night environment and the famous card battle tournament called Tetra-Master, also hold a very enjoyable side quest which is collecting Stellazio, a coin inscribed with zodiacal signs. Each coin represent a zodiac and has a story etched within them. Reading the full story, I was struck in awe because it felt veerryyy personal to me. Tis’ a story about the quest for love. A story about a wishful Virgo. A story titled, “The Story of 12 Zodiacs”.
The Story of 12 Zodiacs
The 11 Zodiacs pondered. How best to catch Virgo’s Heart?
Aries headed East.
Taurus had an idea. He would give Virgo a gift. Through the forest and over the mountain, he found a star.
Gemini thought by the river: ‘I will sing her a song’. He didn’t know where she was, but he hoped his song would reach her.
Cancer headed to the cape where Virgo waited. The sun was setting into the ocean. Will he finally see her?
Leo was waiting for the sun to set into the ocean. Then Cancer showed up, and they began to fight. Into the ocean they fell.
Watching the sunset from the cape, Virgo whispered, “My only wish is to be with you now…”
Libra was a perverse fellow. He would always walk in the opposite direction of the sun. Would he ever see Virgo?
Scorpio was very timid. He always looked at his shadow, until one day, he decided to look away. He walked up a hill.
Sagittarius dashed through the night, defying the chilly northern wind that was touching his right cheek.
Impatient Capricorn ran up a hill toward the sun and fell asleep from exhaustion.
Aquarius arrived late. He asked everyone, “Who kissed Virgo?”
Pisces said to Aquarius, “Virgo made a choice. Go see him and he’ll tell you the rest.”
Their future was uncertain, but Scorpio and Virgo kissed in the light of dusk. That moment meant everything.
By the time I got the Virgo Stellazio, reading the Virgo wish, I was speechless to the core. “My only wish is to be with you now…” is like… How Virgo spent years after years searching for someone and met none. Many ponder on how to win Virgo’s heart but none came to tell what’s within their heart and stay. The last Stellazio, the 13th one, is the Ophiucus story. He is the story teller to this quest for love. He holds the conclusion and it says that Scorpio is the one who actually came for Virgo. But nevertheless, the future is uncertain for them, so Virgo may or may never found what lies at the end of this lone quest for love.
Now… if only the real world go as smooth as Stellazio… LOL