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Title: File 49 Party Preparations
Foster: So how were you thinking we could work together, Former Second Lieutenant Kanou?
Kanou: Well, Captain Foster...
Kanou: As we told you before, we would like to have an armed "Third-i" team spread out around the Queen Hotel to beef up the security.
Text: The elite of Japan and America are gathering to guard the president...
SFX: Whisper whisper whisper
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Foster: That won't be necessary.
Credit: Ryuumon Ryou x Megumi Kouji
Foster: We appreciate the thought, but we already called in a platoon of 12 of our Green Berets from Okinawa on the request of the president's aide 3 days ago.
Foster: Add the secret service and the regular army members we have here, and that's almost 100 men.
Foster: Even if the terrorists surrounded the hotel, we could easily take them out so long as there aren't over 1000 of them.
Kanou: According to information from Russia...
Foster: You mean that former Spetsnaz named Glazunov?
SFX: Smile smile
Foster: What can some failed mercenary who's long since retired from the special forces do?
Kanou: Understood, Captain Foster. We'll just take care of the security within the building then.
Kanou: Excuse us.
Foster: We have 20 secret service members in the building.
Foster: How about you all just enjoy the party and have a few drinks?
Kanou: No, thanks.
Kanou: I doubt the drinks would taste very good to me right now.
Minami: What's with him!? He creeped me out!
SFX: Step step
Kanou: He's underestimating them.
Kanou: He doesn't think that a terrorist attack could amount to much in a country softened by peace like Japan.
Minami: Do they know the terrorists have a powerful hacker?
Kanou: Apparently Kirishima emphasized that point, but they just laughed it off saying that a computer was just a toy that couldn't stand up to a pistol, much less a machine gun.
Minami: You're kidding! Their hacking skills seem more formidable than a battleship at times.
Minami: What do we do?
Kanou: There's only one thing we can do.
Kanou: We do this our way.
Kanou: We protect the president and stop them our way!!
Kanou: Makimura, is it all set up?
Makimura: And Kanou-san, Minami-san, we have two additional members from HQ sent here to the Karuizawa Base for support.
Makimura: They'll introduce themselves.
Inaba: I was recently added to the "Third-i" Terrorism Counter-Measures Team. My name is Inaba Kyouka.
Inaba: I will be helping with keeping the line of command intact with those in the field and be in charge of keeping in contact with HQ.
Shioda: My name is Shioda Makoto.
Shioda: I am in charge of IT support.
Kanou: Welcome, you two.
Inaba: Thank you.
Inaba: We're not quite used to this work, but we'll do our best!
Kanou: What is it, Shioda?
Shioda: As far as I can tell, I'm the only person in charge of information processing...
Kanou: You're just here as backup.
Kanou: We have a monster here who's as good as 1000 men when it comes to that world.
Text: Say Ahh!
Hibiki: Hey, Fujimaru.
Hibiki: Should we really be flirting right now?
Text: I may like it, but...
Fujimaru: It's fine, Hibiki.
Fujimaru: It actually helps me blend in.
Fujimaru: I'd stand out if I were at a place like this alone typing on a computer... (;^_^A
Fujimaru: And you saw that skilled terrorist who was from the French Foreign Legion.
Fujimaru: If he shows up, you'll notice.
Hibiki: I see...
Hibiki: But why here?
Fujimaru: I went all around the hotel...
Fujimaru: and this was the best place.
Fujimaru: Now then...
Fujimaru: Time to finish up.
Hibiki: Finish up what?
SFX: Type type
Fujimaru: The fortified system...
Fujimaru: for this resort hotel.
SFX: Appear on screen
Inaba: Wh-what's this!? Hacking?
Minami: What have you started, "Falcon"!?
Fujimaru: I hacked into and took control of an American military spy satellite without them noticing.
Fujimaru: It's quite precise, so I can even tell what's going on in the forest.
Fujimaru: I can even check the thermography they're using from here.
SFX: Appear appear
Men: Alpha Team in charge of guarding the north side of the hotel, here. Nothing to report.
Men: This is the secret service inside the building. Nothing to report.
Fujimaru: I've even intercepted the transmissions from the American military and the secret service guarding the president and sit it to all be automatically sent here.
Fujimaru: I've even gotten the locations of everyone inside the building so we can monitor it.
Inaba: You got the American military's secret information that easily? I can't believe it!
Kanou & Minami: ...Ph.
Text: Gyah hyah hyah
Kanou: They've had everything taken from them with the "toy" they said was less useful than a single pistol!
Kanou: I want to see that pompous ass of a captain's face when he finds out about this!
Minami: I know! They sure underestimated us!
Inaba: The enemy could have taken all this information too, right?
Kanou: ! Inaba...
Inaba: They have a hacker on the level of "Falcon", right? That "Peter Pan".
Inaba: Then there's a real risk of that happening.
Kanou: That's true...
Fujimaru: Right. We should assume they have.
Fujimaru: I was shocked at how weak the American military's security was for data regarding this hotel.
Kanou: Minami, Makimura, and I will go to the party at 6 and watch over the president.
Minami: Got it.
Man: We have the location of the American military.
Nik: I see.
Nik: Begin in 10 minutes when the party starts.
Nik: Split into 4 teams and stay hidden as you take out the 20 members of the American defense teams Charlie 1-4 within 15 minutes. Then enter the building through Gate 7 and Terrace Window 15.
Nik: Make this an exciting party.
Man: Yes, sir!
Kusunoki: I brought some extra guns and cartridges!
Kanou: Oh, you didn't have to come all the way here!
Kanou: Thanks, Kusunoki!
Kanou: But you just wanted to see a certain someone, didn't you? But I doubt even good clothes'll help her.
Text: Heh heh heh heh
Kusunoki: No, I just...
Minami: Sorry for keeping you.
Minami: Oh, Kusunoki?
Minami: You came all the way here?
Kanou: Now that's a disguise, Minami!
Text: Damn, it's hard to walk in this.
Minami: Shut up, Kanou-san.
Minami: Don't stare like that, Kusunoki!
Minami: You should know this kind of outfit doesn't suit me!
Kusunoki: Looks...really good on you, Minami-san.
Minami: Thank you...
Kusunoki: Good luck.
Kusunoki: And be careful!
SFX: Hand over...
Minami: You, too.
Minami: Why do I have to wear this outfit!?
Minami: I won't be able to move properly if I need to.
Kanou: It's just that kind of party.
Kanou: Now, let's get in there!
Minami: Minami here. We've entered the party hall.
Fujimaru: Roger that.
Fujimaru: The party starts in 2 minutes...
Text: Will it be cheers resounding through the party hall 2 minutes from now? Or screams?
Bottom: To be continued in Issue 51