I Swear is the thirty eighth of thirty-eight cinematics shown in The Last of Us. It is approximately one minute and fifty four seconds long.


Note that the dialogue is copied from the subtitles.

[Joel helps Ellie onto the ledge.]

Joel: Alright, come on.

[Joel begins to walk towards Tommy's settlement but Ellie stays still.]

Ellie: Hey wait.

[Joel stops, turning to face Ellie.]

Ellie: [breathes deeply] Back in Boston - Back when I was bitten, I wasn't alone. My best friend was there. And she got bit too. We didn't know what to do. So...She says, "Let's just wait it out. Y'know, we can be all poetic and just lose our minds together". I'm still waiting for my turn...

Joel: Ellie-

Ellie: Her name was Riley and she was the first to die. And then it was Tess. And then Sam.

Joel: None of that is on you.

Ellie: No, you don't understand.

Joel: I struggled for a long time with survivin', And you- [He briefly clutches his watch.] No matter what, you keep finding something to fight for. Now, I know that's not what you want to hear right now but it's-

Ellie: Swear to me. Swear to me that everything that you said about the Fireflies is true.

[Instruments start to play quietly in the background.]

Joel: [Hesitating] I swear.

Ellie: [The music builds during the pause.] Okay.

[The screen then cuts to black as the credits roll in, the music playing throughout. End cinematic.]

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