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Title: File 18 Third-i's Wings
Credit: Ryuumon Ryou x Megumi Kouji
Text: The truth appears on his face!
Makimura: What is that...
Makimura: on your face?
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Mamiya: You have...
Mamiya: something on your face, too.
Makimura: What are you-!?
Mamiya: You idiot.
Mamiya: I was hoping to keep you alive for a bit longer.
SFX: Bang bang
SFX: Bang abng
SFX: Collapse collapse
SFX: Heartbeat heartbeat
Makimura: Why is Mamiya-san doing this!!?
Makimura: What is going on!?
Makimura: And why are the shot terrorists getting back up?
Makimura: Were those blanks!?
Makimura: Was the battle with the terrorists just an act!?
Makimura: No way...
Makimura: That would mean Mamiya-san is...
Mamiya: I suppose this should be expected of the JSDF's record holder for moving target marksmanship.
Mamiya: I have been a commander for some time...
Mamiya: but I rarely see such excellent movement.
Mamiya: But aiming for the head is not a good idea.
Mamiya: It makes the target smaller for the shooter...
SFX: Step step
Mamiya: and the target can instinctually avoid the bullet with the proper training.
SFX: Heartbeat heartbeat heartbeat
Mamiya: That is one of the most basic standards of combat shooting.
Mamiya: Do the soldiers who should be protecting the country forget what it is to be a warrior...
Mamiya: when they go to an intelligence organization like Third-i?
Makimura: What are you saying, Mamiya-san!?
Makimura: Don't tell me you're a traitor!
Makimura: A terrorist!!
Mamiya: A terrorist?
Mamiya: No. I am a warrior.
Mamiya: I am part of CraUns.
Mamiya: I fight to make this country a truly independent nation.
Mamiya: After him.
Mamiya: Corner him at the western staircase.
Mamiya: there is no need for you to understand.
Mamiya: After all...
Mamiya: you will all soon be dead!
Kirishima: How can we say we've saved Japan again and again!?
Kirishima: We wouldn't have been able to pull any of it off without him.
Kirishima: once again...
Sawakita: Are you okay?
Kirishima: Thanks. Did something happen? I'll be right back.
Sawakita: I was just wondering if you were okay.
Kirishima: It's just...
Kirishima: this possibility of another spy in Third-i.
Sawakita: Yes, there is that.
Sawakita: But there is also Falcon.
Kirishima: To be honest, I don't know what to believe.
Kirishima: I'm conflicted.
Kirishima: Before, you told me to keep some distance between Tsukamoto and Makimura.
Kirishima: Do you suspect her?
Sawakita: No, that was because...
Sawakita: she and Makimura-kun...
Sawakita: were engaged once.
Kirishima: They "were" engaged?
Sawakita: They got engaged...
Sawakita: but due to his family...
Sawakita: it fell through.
Kirishima: I see.
Kirishima: Makimura does come from a rather distinguished family.
Kirishima: Did he split up because his family told him to?
Sawakita: Given his family, he probably didn't have much of a choice.
Sawakita: He said he isn't bothered by it anymore...
Sawakita: but with how it was forced on him, I didn't want any unnecessary hindrances to their work.
Sawakita: But it seems it wasn't necessary.
Sawakita: She has been taking care of it herself.
Sawakita: Are you doubting...
Kirishima: I trust all of us.
Kirishima: But when I remember that woman...
Kirishima: I start to doubt.
Sawakita: Houshou-san, you mean?
Kirishima: I trusted her skills and her as a person.
Sawakita: Did you admire her?
Kirishima: I wouldn't go that far.
Kirishima: But when I remember that she was a traitor...
Kirishima: it makes me doubt...
Kirishima: what I can trust.
Kirishima: Including him.
Kirishima: Let's head back.
Kirishima: We need to trust our comrades..
Kirishima: and do our utmost to protect this country!!
Makimura: I can't believe it...
Makimura: Mamiya-san was a contender to be one of the highest members of the JSDF.
SFX: Pant pant
Makimura: Why would he be a terrorist!?
Makimura: Don't tell me all of CraUns is with the enemy!
Makimura: Or the entire JSDF!!
Makimura: There could even be traitors in Third-i!!
Makimura: I need to contact them.
SFX: Throb throb
Makimura: At this rate, Exodus will not just fail, everyone will be-...!!
Makimura: Dammit! How could I let him take my communications device.
Tsukamoto: You really are naive!
Tsukamoto: Are you some kind of idiot?
Makimura: This is no time to be remembering that...
Makimura: Just you watch, Mari! I'll show you...
Makimura: that it was not my family that got me into Third-i!
Makimura: It was my own ability!!
Makimura: After I get back from this...
Makimura: I will go to you and once more-...!!
Makimura: Damn iiiiittt!!
SFX: Step out
Woman: He has been taken out.
Woman: Just as Condor commanded.
Men: How many Third-i members are left?
SFX: Step step
Men: We've killed 3...
Men: so there should be 4 or 5 left.
Men: It's only a matter of time before we've taken them all out.
Fujimaru: Blocks F-8 and C-19 are locked down.
Fujimaru: Only 20% to go.
Fujimaru: Target Point 1 is...
Men: Move all these plants over by the Party Floor windows.
Men: We can use them to hide behind in case a helicopter attacks.
Fujimaru: Not good!
Fujimaru: If they move those...!!
Fujimaru: Look at Point 1!!
J: I heard, I heard.
J: It looks like things aren't going to go exactly as planned.
Fujimaru: This is no time for that!
Fujimaru: What are we going to do!?
J: All we can do...
J: is find some way to move those plants back...
J: or put the spares there.
SFX: Look over
Fujimaru: We can't move them back...
Fujimaru: so we'll have to use the spares!!
Tsukamoto: you said you were conflicted...
Kirishima: If I told you...
Kirishima: I still trusted Falcon somewhere in my heart...
Kirishima: would you laugh?
Tsukamoto: He is our...
Tsukamoto: He is Third-i's wings.
Kirishima: I want to believe that...
Kirishima: the bonds between him and Third-i and Takagi Ryuunosuke's spirit of self-sacrifice for the country...
Kirishima: live on within him!!
Text: They each face their own crisis... The power of trust will pull them through!!
Bottom: To be continued in Issue 49