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Crowd: They're burning! They're burning!
Crowd: It's really a terrorist attack!!
Fujimaru: The diversion was a success!
Fujimaru: I'll be at the tower soon!!
Text: Volume 1 is on sale now!
SFX: Pant pant pant
Fujimaru: This just might...
Text: He knows the danger! He is prepared for the worst!!
Credit: Ryuumon Ryou x Megumi Kouji
Title: File 22 The True Nature of the Enemy
Fujimaru: If I remove the safety device for the weight limit...
Fujimaru: it should manage up to 70 kg!
Fujimaru: Here goes.
Fujimaru: Begin the ascent!!
Fujimaru: I'm coming for you, Storyteller!!!
Kujou: They're late.
Man: mean Takagi Haruka, Storyteller?
Kujou: Have you received any word?
Man: Shrike sent a report saying she had holed up in the bathroom.
Man: If she stays too long, should we break down the door...
Man: how about killing her?
Kujou: There is something more to this.
Man: Do you think that girl is planning something?
Man: Even if she is, what can one girl do with Shrike and Kingfisher there?
Kujou: Those two were not members of CraUns like you, were they?
Kujou: What if they have betrayed us?
Kujou: what if they have already been killed and replaced?
Man: Isn't that overthinking things?
Kujou: There is also the possibility of some other unknown factor.
Kujou: That girl is no ordinary child.
Kujou: She is the daughter of a man who risked his life for this country...
Kujou: and the girl my grandson chose.
Kujou: She would not make foolish actions out of fear for her life.
Kujou: And most importantly...
Kujou: she is the sister...
Kujou: of Takagi Fujimaru aka Falcon.
Kujou: Most likely, this unknown factor...
Kujou: is the wizard-class hacker Falcon!!
Kujou: Contact the control room immediately.
Kujou: Have them shut down the power to the tower's central control system.
Man: But that will obstruct our control of the tower...
Kujou: I do not mind.
Kujou: Do it.
SFX: Clatter clatter clatter
Fujimaru: Th-this is shaking more than I expected!
Fujimaru: I need to be careful!
Fujimaru: If I screw up the timing, I'm done for!!
Fujimaru: My last stop is the restaurant area of the Gate Floor!!
Fujimaru: If I do not hack into the control server and stop the elevator just before arriving...
Fujimaru: I will be crushed against the ceiling!
Fujimaru: I need to carefully calculate the timing.
Fujimaru: A minute 29 seconds...28...
Fujimaru: Capture complete!!
Fujimaru: I've hacked into the control system of the control room!!
Fujimaru: Just a minute until I need to stop it!
Fujimaru: I need to be careful. I can't be too soon either.
Fujimaru: There isn't much time left.
Fujimaru: We need to hurry up with the mission.
Fujimaru: I don't want to stop it too soon and be stuck desperately climbing up!
Fujimaru: 50 seconds left!!
Men: Shut down the tower's control system right away!?
Men: But that controls everything from...
Men: the elevators to the emergency doors.
Men: Shut it down now.
Man: This was a direct order from the Storyteller to eliminate an unknown factor.
Men: But is that really okay?
Men: This is a very high level system.
SFX: Type type
Men: If anything is moving when it shuts down, it could go out of control.
Men: It's an order. Some risk is unavoidable.
Fujimaru: 40 more seconds.
Fujimaru: It's about time to stop it.
SFX: Beep beep
SFX: Beep beep
Fujimaru: The whole system is down!??
Men: This is the control room.
Men: Tokyo Neo Tower's entire central system is down.
Text: Tower System - All Down
Men: We can no longer remotely control anything including the power.
Men: Order complete.
SFX: Type type
Fujimaru: Shit!! Why?
Fujimaru: I can't control it!!
Fujimaru: I need to bring the system back up somehow!
Fujimaru: I can't stop the elevator!!!
Fujimaru: Damn. Even the power's down!!
SFX: Scratch scratch
Fujimaru: But then the enemy can't control the tower either...
J: If Kujou realizes it's you, he'll cut off internet access to the tower even if he has to cut off all power, including the backup power.
Fujimaru: The Storyteller.
Fujimaru: It can't be.
Fujimaru: He noticed my interference!!?
Fujimaru: Shit. Only 20 seconds left.
Top text: Power
Bottom Text: Neo Tower System - All Down
Fujimaru: The power's back up!?
Fujimaru: I'll hack back in!!
Fujimaru: Stop the freight elevator.
Fujimaru: Stop it!!
Fujimaru: Make it...
SFX: Grind grind grind
Fujimaru: in tiiime!!
SFX: Pant pant pant
SFX: Heartbeat heartbeat heartbeat
J: That was a close one,
Fujimaru: What happened?
J: The Storyteller finally noticed you.
J: As I expected...
J: he brought down the power to Tokyo Neo Tower's system.
Fujimaru: I guessed that, but why did it come back up?
J: I had some preparations in place.
J: If you can predict something, you can stop it.
Fujimaru: Y-you saved me.
J: I don't need your thanks.
J: What I need is for you to get to the control room.
J: Two terrorists were killed there.
J: They will be headed there soon.
J: You do not want to die in vain, do you?
Fujimaru: This is the battlefield...
Fujimaru: on which Hibiki and the others are fighting!!
Text: He once more feels the possibility of death....
Bottom: To be continued in Issue 1