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Minami: I know these symptoms well.
Minami: This is the killer virus "Bloody-X".
Text: The horror they wish they could forget...
Minami: I-I see. So this is why they let Yajima-san live.
Minami: Shit. At this rate everyone will...
Minami: No, it's already too late. God damn it!
SFX: Wind blowing
Credit: Ryuumon Ryou x Megumi Kouji
Title: File 54 Their True Objective
Right text: Volume 5 is on sale now!!
Middle Text: A fatal crisis!!
Kirishima: Damn it! They completely tricked us!
Kirishima: Sawakita! How many "Third-i" members at Karuizawa did Yajima-san come into contact with!?
Sawakita: Only Minami and Kanou-san.
Sawakita: The rescue team wore protective suits just in case.
Box: "Third-i" Headquarters
Sawakita: Wait, Fujimaru-kun was with them.
Sawakita: And that agent, Mizusawa Hibiki, too...
Kirishima: This is Kirishima of "Third-i"! Can you hear me!?
SFX: Forceful action
Inaba: This is Inaba at the Karuizawa Base.
Kirishima: How is Fujimaru-kun!?
Box: "Third-i" Karuizawa Base
Kirishima: It's possible he was infected with Bloody-X!
Inaba: "Falcon"! How are you feeling!?
Fujimaru: I-I feel fine for now.
Fujimaru: Oh, that's right. Back then...
Hibiki: Back then...
Hibiki: I butted in keeping him from Yajima-san.
Fujimaru: If he wasn't showing symptoms yet at that time, the odds of Bloody-X mixing with his breath and infecting us is pretty much zero.
Inaba: Is that so...?
Fujimaru: But just in case, Hibiki and I should stay in here for another 50 minutes so we'll have surpassed Bloody-X's longest incubation period.
Fujimaru: Inaba-san, you and Shioda-san should stay here, too.
Shioda: Eh? Why do we have to...?
Fujimaru: If Hibiki and I were infected...
Fujimaru: it's possible it spread to you as well.
Inaba: ...You're right. We'll stay.
Inaba: We can carry out our jobs here easily enough.
Shioda: But what if we haven't been infected yet?
Shioda: If we stay here long enough for them to show symptoms, there's no way we'll be fine!
Inaba: We have no choice.
Shioda: I don't want to do that! If we just leave now...!
Inaba: Shioda, you coward!
Inaba: Don't you understand that if we ARE infected, we'd end up spreading the virus all over the place!
Shioda: I-I know that...
Fujimaru: I'm sorry, Shioda-san, Inaba-san.
Inaba: ...Don't worry about it. It isn't your fault.
Inaba: Really. Sometimes I can't tell which one the investigator is...
Shioda: Oh, come on. He's been an investigator here long before I got here!
Inaba: Hurry up and tell the hotel to stop all air conditioning!
Shioda: We don't have to worry about that. They don't run the air conditioners during this season in Karuizawa.
Fujimaru: Inaba-san sure is brave. We can count on her.
Hibiki: It seems to me that she's too brave.
Hibiki: Have you forgotten...
Hibiki: that there might be a spy in "Third-i"?
Hibiki: And that that's why your father was...
Fujimaru: Y-you don't mean...?
Inaba: Yes, this is Inaba at the Karuizawa Base.
Hibiki: An agent uses moving stories and courage to gain trust.
Fujimaru: But we have no choice but to trust her for now. We can't get past this otherwise.
Hibiki: True enough.
Hibiki: So you trust her 90%...
Hibiki: and I won't go past 50%.
Fujimaru: Y-yes!? What is it, Inaba-san?
Inaba: Now we half know what the terrorists' objective is.
Inaba: It's highly likely that they plan on trading the lives of the around 200 VIPs in that party hall including President Adams and Prime Minister Kujou for some demand.
Fujimaru: They most likely have the antiviral with them.
Fujimaru: The main question is what their demand is.
Inaba: We need to find that out.
Inaba: And the sooner the better.
Inaba: We need to keep the risk of the heads of Japan and America showing symptoms as low as possible.
Fujimaru: You mean you're going to go along with their demand!?
Inaba: We have no choice. Since the prime minister is being held hostage, the decision goes to the cabinet.
Inaba: Specifically to Minister of Justice Suou.
Fujimaru: Suou...Not that idiotic Minister of Justice again!?
Fujimaru: Damn it. Doesn't he know that giving in to terrorist demands almost always leads to exacerbating the situation in the end!?
Inaba: Even so, those are our orders.
Inaba: What do you think will happen if we just let the heads of Japan and America die here? Relations between the two countries will cool down and...
Fujimaru: I know that!
Fujimaru: what do you want me to do?
Inaba: Contact the terrorists.
Inaba: You can do it, can't you?
Inaba: You've been battling that enemy hacker this whole time, so surely you can contact him.
Fujimaru: Understood. I'll do it.
Fujimaru: But screw giving up.
Fujimaru: I'm going to keep trying to think of a way to defeat them and get us out of this crisis.
Fujimaru: Otoya...what's going on there?
Fujimaru: Are you still not showing symptoms? Or...
Man: Excuse us, Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister.
SFX: Step forward
Man: We are very sorry for having to rudely make you kneel down on the floor like that.
Adams: If you know it's rude, then put that gun down and leave already.
Adams: And now that you've done this, there's no safe place for you in this world.
SFX: Step forward
Woman: Hee hee. You don't understand, Mr. President.
Woman: I've changed my face and name 12 times now.
Woman: With only a hundred thousand dollars, I could move in next door to the director of the FBI and no one would know it was me.
Kujou: What do you want?
Kujou: I assume it isn't to assassinate us.
Adams: My country doesn't negotiate with terrorists! Even if you take its president hostage!
Men: There's something you need to know before you say that.
SFX: Step forward
Men: Do you know about Bloody-X?
Men: Ah ha ha ha. Yes.
Men: The killer virus created as a hybrid of smallpox and Ebola.
SFX: Step forward
Men: You've experienced it in this country once, right?
Men: What if it had been spread throughout this party hall?
Nik: Give up, Kanou.
Nik: You'll be dead before long.
SFX: Wind blowing
Kanou: Th-that may be so...But I can still kill you first...
Nik: Do you really think you can?
Nik: Can you really shoot me...shoot Nikolai Glazunov when you can't even stand up straight?
Kanou: D-damn it...
Hansel: What is it, "Peter Pan"?
Peter: "Falcon" has contacted us.
Peter: He's asking what our demand is.
Hansel: Ah ha ha. He's asking on behalf of the government? That's hilarious!
SFX: Heh heh
Hansel: So, what are we gonna say?
Peter: Let's see. How about we ask them to disassemble the political administrations in Japan and America and to release all political prisoners?
SFX: Heh heh heh heh
Hansel: That would be pretty funny. Heh heh heh.
Hansel: Why don't we have them pull all American troops out of the Middle East?
Peter: Anything's fine.
Peter: I'll leave it to you, Hansel.
Peter: But if you play around too much, they'll get suspicious.
Peter: In any case...
Peter: we need to draw their attention away...
Peter: until we get our hands on "Pandora's Box".
Text: What is this Pandora's Box that is even greater than assassinating the president!?
Bottom: To be continued in Issue 7.