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Text: The fate of the world depends on the outcome of the battle within this tower...
SWAT: It's like they're holed up in a castle with the heads of the summit as hostages!
SWAT: Japan's reputation might as well have been smashed to pieces.
SWAT: We can't move in.
SWAT: Like this, that's the perfect fortress.
SWAT: Those damn terrorists...
Man: Umm, about half of the government's highest ranking members including Prime Minister Kujou have been taken hostage within Tokyo Neo Tower.
Man: Currently, there is quite a commotion...umm...even at the prime minister's official residence.
Title: File 16 Final Parting Words
Credit: Ryuumon Ryou x Megumi Kouji
Man: As for the demands of the terrorists naming themselves Bloody Monday...
Man: that is currently undergoing deliberation, so...
Text crawl: terrorist attack inside Tokyo Neo Tower
Text: Breaking news
Woman: The situation within Tokyo Neo Tower is difficult to grasp...
Woman: and Japan's responsibility for the security means...
Man: Trading systems from across the world are down...
Man: and it seems it will take at least 2 hours to bring them back up...
Michael: Block A-10 has been locked down.
J: This is causing quite an uproar, Michael-kun.
Michael: It certainly us.
Michael: J, now Block G-13.
Michael: The sealing of the fireproof barriers is currently at 18%.
Michael: That leaves only another 22% to reach our goal.
J: We're making good time.
J: Contact Jacob...
J: and have them resume the mission.
Michael: Will do.
J: we're monitoring your progress on the areas we gave you to lock down.
J: I'm glad to see it's going well.
J: We're about to head to the next stage too.
J: You're making pretty good pace, but are you sure they won't notice?
Fujimaru: Of course.
Fujimaru: I'm only doing the areas the terrorists have already inspected.
Fujimaru: After all, this will all be for naught if they notice.
Fujimaru: I'm more worried about your end of things.
Fujimaru: If your calculations are wrong, the tower itself will...
SFX: Type type
J: We've made no mistakes in our preparations.
J: As planned, everything was completed before the summit began.
J: sneaking into the tower's observation floor in the middle of the night...
J: apparently took some doing.
J: But the calculations won't be an issue.
J: He may not look it, but Michael-kun...
Fujimaru: studied the construction of high rise buildings in college.
Fujimaru: Yes, you've told me that how many times now?
J: Well, he's thoroughly checked and rechecked the calculations to ensure there are no mistakes.
J: There's no problem there.
Michael: that was all based on the documents we got beforehand, so technically...
Michael: it was all theoretical.
Michael: We won't be able to deal with...
Michael: any irregularities.
Fujimaru: I won't let any irregularities occur.
Fujimaru: You can count on it!
J: How reassuring.
J: Okay, everyone.
J: It's time to begin.
J: Cain and Abel, you two leave the Prestige Floor.
J: Jacob, you remain on the Prestige Floor to prevent any unforeseen circumstances.
J: And look after...
J: Takagi Haruka.
J: After everything you said...
J: I feel like helping you out some.
Fujimaru: it's unnecessary.
Fujimaru: I can prevent any unforeseen circumstances from cropping up on my own.
Fujimaru: I will make sure Haruka and all the other hostages there are saved!
J: Fine then.
J: Jacob, give priority to the mission.
J: Keep an eye on every move the Storyteller makes.
J: And just so you know, it's your selfishness that has made this mission so difficult.
J: If you hadn't refused to cooperate unless the plan would ensure not a single hostage died...
J: this would be easier.
Fujimaru: What else was I supposed to do?
Fujimaru: If I hadn't insisted on that...
Fujimaru: you would treat all non-key people as if they were worms.
J: If you recall,
J: I already said I am not as greedy as you.
Fujimaru(thought): Hibiki, myself,
Fujimaru(thought): and J's group!
Fujimaru(thought): This mission is so difficult that it could not be accomplished if any one of those pieces was missing.
Fujimaru(thought): I will make sure it succeeds!!
SFX: Bang bang bang
SFX: Slide down
Owl: we have the location of the rats.
Kaidou: This is...Kai...dou...
SFX: Pant pant
Kirishima: This is Third-i HQ!
Kirishima: What's wrong Kaidou? What happened!?
Kirishima: What is your condition!
Kirishima: Please report!
Kaidou: We ran into some terrorists.
Kaidou: I took them all out...
Kaidou: but Yoshikawa...and Kuroki...were killed...
Kaidou: And I'm not...
Kaidou: going to...
Kaidou: Please stop...Sakaki-san's team...right this instant.
SFX: Pant pant pant
Kaidou: It wasn't a coincidence that we...ran into them...
Kaidou: The enemy knows our position!
Kaidou: It's possible they got our information somehow!!
Kirishima: spy in Third-i!?
Kirishima: No, wait!!
Kirishima: If Falcon is with the enemy, he could be intercepting our information in ways we can't even imagine!!
Kirishima: Third-i has fought together through two huge terrorists plots.
Kirishima: We worked together based on unwavering trust.
Kirishima: There can't be a traitor in Third-i now!!
Kirishima: Understood, Kaidou.
Kirishima: We will contact Sakaki's team and have them rendezvous with Kanou-san and the others through a different route!
Kirishima: You treat your wounds and just stay where you are. Don't force yourself!
SFX: Heartbeat heartbeat
Kaidou: I have...
Kaidou: one last...thing to say...
Kaidou: This is...no ordinary terrorist attack.
SFX: Pant pant pant pant
Kaidou: The enemy performed too well...given how strict the multi-national...security was.
Kaidou: We had...no choice but to...leave our comrades behind...and flee...as they were being shot one after another...
Kaidou: Some...large power is at work here...
SFX: Pant pant
Kanou: Goddamn them!!
Mamiya: What is it, Kanou?
Kanou: another Third-i member was taken out.
Kanou: And it seems the enemy knows our location.
Kurata: You mean...
Kurata: there could be ANOTHER spy in Third-i!?
Kanou: So you've heard,
Mamiya: I wouldn't know about any from other areas, but I do know about the ones that came from the JSDF.
Mamiya: I heard about Houshou Sayuri and Shiota Makoto.
Mamiya: What if...
Kanou: Out with it.
Mamiya: Houshou I understood, but Shiota was a relatively inconspicuous guy.
Mamiya: I had wondered why he was chosen to go to Third-i...
Mamiya: Now, I don't know how human resources issues are handled for an organization under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice like Third-i...
Mamiya: but what if...
Mamiya: Kanou, what if...
Mamiya: There was a traitor...
Mamiya: higher up in the Ministry of Justice?
Kanou: Don't be ridiculous!!
Mamiya: Think about it, Kanou!!
Mamiya: It explains this situation, too!
Mamiya: How did so many terrorists infiltrate this tower despite the strict security!?
Makimura: Calm down!
Makimura: Please just calm down!
Kurata: Mamiya-san, you too! Getting into a fight here does no one any good!
Kurata: We need to continue with the mission!
Kanou: I really don't want to think about...
Kanou: that possibility.
Mamiya: I don't either.
Mamiya: But it's a fact that our information is being leaked.
Mamiya: We need to keep out minds open to any possibility.
Kanou: Let's get back to Operation Exodus!
Kanou(thought): There's no way there's a spy!
Kanou: Let's meet up with Sakaki's team on the new route...
Kanou(thought): Where did this...
Kanou(thought): "large power"...
Kanou: and rescue those hostages!!
Makimura: Yes, sir!
Kanou(thought): come from!??
Text: The battle is in a state of utter chaos!!
Bottom: To be continued in Issue 47