I blink as I realize what's going on. I struggle against the steel grip as I slowly get dragged back towards the red light. I scream as horrifying, incredible pain washes through my body. I scream again as the pain gets worse. I get launched out of the red core and land on the street miles below. I regain consciousness a few minutes later.
"WHERE ARE YOU?"
I launch myself up, towards the towering robot, aiming for the core, remembering what he said.
The two cores can't combine.
My opponent has realized what I am about to do. I close my eyes.
The pain washes over me once again, for the final time. I allow myself to relax as I accept my fate. Memories flash through my mind. My parents. My friends. I smile a tiny bit.
"I hope they remember me." I mumble as the pain fades away, along with everything else.