Man, how did I end up here of all places? Even if I do make it home somehow, how much time will have passed?
K-Kratos? How did you know I was here?
I didn't. I came to check on the World Tree. How did you get to Derris Kharlan?
I wish I knew. I was checking on the Other Worldly Gate for Raine and ended up here when the portal opened.
I see... So our worlds are still connected for now. I doubt it will last, however. Derris Kharlan continues to drift further and further away. How is the Tree of Mana fairing since the worlds have merged?
It's doing well! We all check on it periodically. Lloyd probably checks on it the most even though he's been busy trying to gather all the exspheres.
I see. He is as diligent as ever. I expected no less.
Guess you're really proud of him, huh?
No need to get embarrassed. So, uh... you wouldn't happen to know a way to get me home, would you?
There is a way. Recently, the half elves here have developed a special ritual in order to travel through space-time. I believe it will help you return to the proper place and time. It requires a lot of mana, but our tree should be able to handle it just fine for now.
Wow, that's amazing! I can't wait to tell everyone about this!
Please, don't tell Lloyd that you saw me.
What? Of course I'm going to tell him!
Don't tell him.
I'm telling him.
Don't tell him!
I'm telling him! What's with you? Why don't you want him to know? You're his father, he'll be happy to know you're doing well!
Lloyd already has a father that raised him. There is no need for him to worry about me. The sooner he forgets, the better.
Kratos. He'll never forget, and he'll never stop caring. You should know that.
It seems I can't reason with you. Do what you will.
Then it's settled!
Before you leave, take this...
What? But this is your Cruxis Crystal...
Will you give this to him?
Yeah... I will.
• Reference: Apparently, Portals Are Dangerous