The Wired Red Wild Card pt. 10
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Black Lagoon 86
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He was on a cruise headin’ for Marta / when he fell into the sea, I’m told.
And since his lover was tryin’ to snatch his assets, it took a while for the news to get to us….
I don’t give a rat’s ass about that. / Where’d that come in from?
From London. / Scotland Yard.
Mister Ronald! / Please, let me speak.
Scotland Yard, you say? / You’ve gotta be shitting me.
Please, forgive me. / I admit it, I messed up with the deed of title.
But I don’t touch that stuff anymore, and I’d never call in the fuzz.
I understand your offer, so—
Now that’s strange. Why’s a fish reef talking? / Sammy, the only reason I talked to you about the deed was because you weren’t yet a fish reef.
But I’ve got no business with a sea ornament. Get your ass sunk already and be a guide for the sea bream and flounders.
Now where were we before he butted in? …Right,
Zamid, yeah, that damn Zamid! / The shit of all shitheads had to go and die!
I want to go down to where he’s shoveling coal in hell and properly kill his ass again.
So then, / what about the Albanians’ cash?
……that’s, / well……
Hey, Camillo, give me a break. / All I wanna know is, where’s the cash?
I ain’t asking you about the weather or the stocks; I’m asking where the money is, Camillo.
Did you come all this way because you want to be a second fish reef? / Where’s the money? Huh?
I don’t know. Sorry, boss. / His mistress got pinched before she could get her hands on the assets.
That stupid, dull-witted bitch is useless. / She’s sure to have folded by now. The question is, has Scotland Yard caught wind of the account?
No worries there, boss. / I didn’t hear anything about the account in what leaked.
And besides, Zamid was discreet. / I’m sure he made sure to move it to some safe place where no one could touch it.
I guarantee it, boss. So—
That doesn’t solve anything.
If he hid it somewhere safe, where only he could touch it—
Then who the hell / can dig it up?
…..W— / Well, that’s….
Camillo, I have an important question. / Did Zamid finish liquidating the goods?
We’ve managed to infiltrate Bullion Bank, / along with the mining company he loved, O’Neal & Jenkin’s Minerals.
Once he got back from his vacation,
maybe he thought he’d transfer the laundered cash from the bank / to a shell corporation in or around Panama, or something like that.
………………. / Who’s the alternate on the account?
I thought of that, too.
But it’s no good. / He doesn’t have the right of custody over the account.
<SFX Bubble>: Whoosh!
Hey, this is a joke, right, Ronald?!
[bottom]: Stop this! Please, let me go!
[middle]: …… / It couldn’t be the Russians, and we can’t just sit back and try to recover.
Ronnie! Please! Help me! / I’m begging you, help me!
I’m thinkin’ here; don’t interrupt. / Hey, Nico, hurry up and sink him!
The Albanians hate missed deadlines, / and Don Monteverti’s on his nerves about this case, too.
We’ll need to find some guy who’s good at fiddling with the books. / Leave nothing on the table, Camillo.
Shit. / Cymbals are still ringing in my head.
I need a hair of the dog.
Do you want to check the shops?
No place around here sells espressos, or shit like that. / Maybe we’d have better luck if we went to the mall in Mapurao.
Did you settle things / with that woman?
For now, / I’ll go along.
----I see. / ……Then that means…
you’ve got a bit of weight off your shoulders.
Guess you’re looking out for me.
I figured, if it’d make for some amusement, / then there’s no need to hold back… That’s all.
I guess so. / But I don’t feel like getting in too deep.
What’s with you now? / You’re gettin' all girly on me, Rock, like a jellyfish on the beach.
The past is the past. The future is the future. / So get behind your own decision—
and do this like you want to.
---….That girl / told me the same thing.
------But even so…
To think you’d hit it off with someone you just had a shootout with. You’re acting weird, yourself.
Now whatever brought that on?
Before you showed up at my doorstep unconscious, / did something happen between you two?
Not really. / It was nothing much.
I just figured I’d do something about things I was indecisive about,
and we happened to match up. That’s all.
? / What do you—
That shit doesn’t matter. / Let’s get started. Where do we begin?
We can’t. / I haven’t figured things out yet.
What I do know is that Jane’s trap was truly meticulous; / it was a literal deathtrap to Feng.
Can you get that harlot… / to confess?
I can think of more than a few ways.
What’s wrong? / Did you catch a cold, Jane?
someone’s walking on top of my grave! / I felt an inexplicable shiver run down my back!
It was scary, darling! / It was scary, so hold me tight!
For goodness’ sake.
I’ll overrule you on Jane. / I don’t want to get violent with a female colleague. Besides,
even if we continued to pursue her, we’ve run out of what we need to succeed. / In the fashion of this town, Jane’s completely won.
There’s another source of trouble:
Those assassins who turned our car into scrap iron.
I haven’t seen their mugs around here before, but they didn’t hesitate. That proves they’re experienced.
They’ll come after us again, sooner or later.
It won’t be hard to send them to hell,
but if we don’t cut them off at the source, more of them’ll just come after us. / They’re endless, just like cockroaches.
All this is just buying time to cut them off at the source. / Can we buy that time at that hideout?
Yeah. / There’s no such thing as perfect in this world, / but it’s the most trustworthy place I know.
At the very least, compared to the people in charge of that motel, / they’re hell of a lot more tight-lipped, and they personally owe me a favor.
Once we finish our shore business, / let’s show our faces again before the sun sets.
Pacson! / Hey, Pacson, are you listening?!
Leave him be! There’s nothing you can do with the man once he’s like that. / Let’s get back to business.
OK, / I’ve gotten a report back on the guys you exchanged bullets with.
It was likely the gunman from the crew of the Lagoon Company. / However, rather than them supporting the target,
it seems more likely that they simply got caught up in the firefight. / They probably just happened to be there.
It was a coincidence, then? / You mean I won’t see her anymore?
That sucks. And here I’d finally found myself a nice woman.
Oh, Rob, were you going to fall into even deeper sin?
How many years do you think you spent locked up in that Arizonan prison?
Bro, that was just back luck. / I just wanted to give her a friendly fuck, but she started making such a fuss…
You did her after blowing her head off, Rob. / That’s the wrong order.
I wasn’t planning on shooting her, Bro. / And then I was going to just run away, but…
Little Robby just wouldn’t calm down.
At that point, it’d be a waste if I didn’t do her. / And I mean, the girl survived, right?
Ahh, / enough.
I didn’t come here / to listen to you guys talk about that!
Yo, / I’m with you there, Chinese.
However, / if they team back up and come at us again, it’ll be a big problem for us.
What will you do about that, Chinese?
That’s an unknown. / I can’t say anything at this stage.
If they do clearly start defending the target,
there’d be a conflict with the details of the request. And that would impact our compensation.
We will pay you in accordance with what happens. / You simply need to have
Former Sergeant Major Li be quickly rendered ineffectual.
Yo. / Things just got more difficult, Chinese.
If you want all this to count as just one job, then go hire some other cleaners. / I don’t like the taste of this.
We can’t delay things. This doesn’t sit well with me, either… / I’ll talk to my superiors about your compensation.
I’m glad you’re so understanding. / Even if you don’t believe in God, I’m sure you’ll go to Communist heaven.
Keep your conversation secret, Chinese.
This town’s the valley of the shadow of death. It isn’t the kind of place you walk around leisurely.
I don’t have many pieces, but they’re tracking down every lead we have. / I’ll let you know as soon as we have the target’s location.
----By the way…
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