And the ending, while the Black Knights and their leader stare in disbelief, Suzaku will be brought to them, on a stretcher, asking to see Zero. He will struggle to stand up, walking towards Lulu with his torn uniform, wounds all over. Extending his trembling hand, barely attached to his body, he'll place it on Lulu's shoulder, and with his last breath of life, whisper in his ear: See... I told you I would... change the... world... The victorious hero will then rest forever, a rest he has truely earned. At that moment, Lulu will realise his own insignificance. A man behind his times, fighting a battle that nobody cared about, and that couldn't change anything. And no, Lulu won't die. He doesn't deserve to, as dying in battle is reserved for real heroes, for men like Suzaku. He'll just fade away. The emperor will forgive him, smiling at his son's foolish actions. He might even let him see to the restoration of Japan. The Japanese people won't hate him either, though misguided, he did rekindle their hope and pride.
Years later, a brother and sister will come before a grave. Marked by a giant statue of a man, staring at the heavens, leaning on his sword. A man that, no matter what he did, can never be judged by anyone else. A man that has acheived what others couldn't dream of. Placing flowers on the grave, the young man will burst in tears. His sister will gently hold him, comforting him untill his tears stop, knowing she is the only one that still remembers a knight in black that fought in vain. As the sun sets, the statue's shadow will gently extend over them, not so much as to remind them of ther insignificance, but to remind them, that even in death, his spirit, his heritage, will be there to protect them and everyone else.