want to stand beside him by attaining something of my own. He's the only
one I can't stand looking down on me.” Guts, Vol. 8
realized that despite all he had accomplished, and everything he had
thought I told you then that you belong to me. I won you with this
[sword]. Your fight and you death, I hold both. If you want to leave my
grasp, then it'll be the same as that time. Wrest yourself away by your
at first, he calmly approached Guts and asked, “Are you... leaving?”
Guts said yes. Then he asked again, “Do you really... mean to leave
the Band of the Hawk?” Guts said yes, adding that he was sorry. There
was some commotion as Ricket tried begging Guts to stay, Judeau
explaining that Guts had already made up his mind, and Corkus outright
telling Guts that he never liked him anyway. Meanwhile,
you want to go?! Is this how badly you want o leave my grasp?! You
can't... You can't!! I won't have it!! I won't let you!!” Griffith, Vol. 8
course, he wouldn’t actually say that out loud. This was the first
time in the series that you started seeing inside Griffith’s head, and sometimes it wasn’t pretty. He thought he had
everything firmly in his grasp, he believed he could anticipate every
possible outcome, yet Guts’ announcement took him by surprise.
all right. It's like stumbling on a rock on the roadside. It's petty...
a small thing. The place you want to go is more distant... farther off.
So... it's all right. You'll stand up. And you'll start walking. Soon...”
Guts, Vol. 8 Ch. 10
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