Juliet wrote: This frightens me, if Yuuki belongs with Kaname then what does it mean about her current decision and her statement "Last journey"?
We do not know the extremes that she can reach, true everything that she did to stop Kaname failed up to this moment, so what is left?
While I agree that Yuuki seems determined (and technically the whole atmosphere of the chapter pinpoints to the final solution) hence she might have in mind to reach the extremes if she has to; however her phrase about the “last journey” I think it refers mainly to her and Zero… kinda like what she did/said to Yori. I find similarities between these wordings.
And I do not mean it in a bad way, but based on their prior convo and mostly on Zero’s wording about how their relationship started I think that Yuuki meant that this journey it will be the last one cuz they are gonna get on the bottom of everything i.e. they will find out the truth starting from their first meeting till now.
So in a way or another she thinks that this venture is the last for the two of them because regardless of the following events or the outcome, right now Yuuki’s intention is to be beside Kaname i.e. her life
is connected solely with Kaname thus in her mind this is the last journey that she’ll take with Zero.
But this is only my interpretation lol.
but if that's the case i do not think that Zero will be able to stand such a sacrifice from her part....
Zero is changing already - Kaien noticed that and was happy for him. So inside him Yuuki did the miracle that we had been expecting him. We were also saying that he will the last to mature of the three - probably because this change will play a critical role at the end.
apparently he is there to react in some way to whatever it is to happen - it would make no sense Hino adding him there as a decorative. So if Kaname dies, Yuuki dies, but Zero stays there as a viewer, his presence does not change a thing - does not make sense...
What intrigues me in all these is Zero’s change … while most of us indeed expected this change from Zero near the end, however I have a feeling that we miss something here. Cuz I’ve been thinking … Zero always knew that Yuuki was his savior; first emotionally/mentally when he was a wreck from his family drama and afterwards practically with her blood (well partially anyway cuz Kaname was the one who saved his life with his blood first).
So since he always knew that; what made him now to change so suddenly? Could it be Kaname another factor??? As extreme and as this might sound the new clue for Zero at least, and the one that NOW he stresses out is IF his encounter with Yuuki (<< i.e. his salvation) was a set up by Kaname. If so then the one who also helped to his salvation was Kaname. So could it be this the catalyst for his change? Could it be one of the reasons of why he seeks these answers from Kaname?
Or isn’t there another contradiction in what Kaname claimed previously about his involvement in Zero’s family drama? And let’s accept for a moment that Kaname indeed orchestrated everything in order to create in the end a powerful killing machine full of hatred for the PBs aka Zero …
But if so; then his “set up” -as Zero now believes with Yuuki- doesn’t contradict with Kaname’s supposedly intention?
How can someone create a monster full of hate by pushing into his life a girl like Yuuki full of warmth and compassion? Especially Kaname who knew from first hand the influence that Yuuki could have on the people around her? How could he have made that “mistake”? Cuz in the end of the day what saved Zero’s heart and from turning into a monster was Yuuki.
I could be totally out of base here but IMO the only one who couldn’t make that mistake is Kaname.
And in any case because there are many loopholes in Kaname’s version of the story I would be very pleased if Zero could put the things together and thus he is now questioning some events and seeks for answers.
Another clue that might be relevant with Zero’s queries/suspicions about Kaname’s intentions –regarding him and Yuuki- is what Cross told Zero about Kaname a few chapters back >> that at some point Kaname had the intention to let Yuuki live on without him >>
Cross: Kaname-kun had once wanted to let Yuuki go, but later he realized that it was impossible to do so… therefore he decided to take her back to his side…
I suppose he is referring on the time when Yuuki was still a human child or even after Zero’s appearance in her life. So this could also have made Zero questioning about the “randomness” of his encounter with Yuuki.
The reason of why I’m exploring all these is to reach in Juliet’s speculations that Zero’s role now could be to save both Yuuki and Kaname.
Because to be honest I have a difficulty to see this coming from Zero. Yes I believe that he could do anything for Yuuki including to sacrifice his life; but to save Kaname??? Even if it is for Yuuki’s sake still I feel that something would be missing.
And at any rate if everything will come down to this then there must be a balance i.e. that Zero will realize or find out that Kaname is lying, that he saved him too in the past and see Kaname’s total self-abnegation regarding Yuuki and her happiness<< in this way I can see more convincing a scenario in which Zero plays a role in Kaname’s salvation.