It really was for nothing: TLOU 2

“It can’t be for nothing.”

That was Ellie’s refrain in the Last of Us. The belief that, in a desolate, hopeless world in which everyone she cared about either died or left her, her life could mean something. And not just anything, but the saving of the human race. All of the deaths that led her to meeting Joel, all of the people they killed along the way, all of it could mean something if she could help find a vaccine. That chance was taken from her at the end of the first game, because for Joel, their adventure wasn’t for nothing. It was a second chance for him raise a…