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J: I had two terrorists in the control room eliminated to restore the system.
J: The enemy is headed for the control room too.
J: First, you need to slip past the battlefield...
J: and get to the control room...
J: before they do.
Fujimaru: The control room is on the west end of the Gate Floor!
Fujimaru: I need to hurry!
Fujimaru: I've secured a route!
Fujimaru: I don't see any terrorists on the surveillance cameras.
Fujimaru: Okay, just a bit further...
Fujimaru: Oh, no!!
Terrorist: I've spotted someone! Hurry!!
Terrorist: Take him out!!
Fujimaru: Damn you!!
Fujimaru: Two got through!
Fujimaru: Hurry up!!
Fujimaru: Almost there...
Fujimaru: That's the door!
Fujimaru: The code number is...
SFX: Beep beep beep
Terrorist: There he is!
Terrorist: The bastard's after the control room.
SFX: Bang bang bang
SFX: Clang clang clang
Terrorist: Kh...He's inside the control room!
Terrorist: Hey, open up!
Terrorist: We'll just destroy the door if you don't!!
Fujimaru: Like I'll...
Fujimaru: let you do that!
Fujimaru: Now that I'm here, I can do anything!
Fujimaru: I turn the hall's sprinklers on full blast!
Fujimaru: And then...
SFX: Sizzle sizzle
SFX: Boom boom boom
SFX: Zap zap zap
Fujimaru: Hello, terrorists.
Fujimaru: Do not come any closer to the control room!
Fujimaru: If you do, I will respond with a current more on the level of an electric chair!
Terrorist: Let's fall back.
Terrorist: Contact the Storyteller!
Fujimaru: This is my fortress.
Fujimaru: Starting now...
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Text: He displays his true ability!!
Fujimaru: I am the brain of...
Fujimaru: Tokyo Neo Tower!!
Title: File 23 Example Sacrifices
Credit: Ryuumon Ryou x Megumi Kouji
Kujou: I see.
Kujou: After contact was lost with the two in the control room, the system came back up.
Kujou: Whoever took control can freely use the system.
Kujou: There is no mistaking it.
Kujou: This uncertain factor is...
SFX: Click click
Kujou: It's me.
Condor: What is it?
Condor: Why are you using the phone?
Kujou: I know who the uncertain factor is.
Kujou: It is Takagi Fujimaru.
Kujou: The wizard-class hacker known as Falcon.
Kujou: Falcon has complete control of the tower's main system.
Kujou: He may also have a connection to the remnants of Third-i.
Kujou: It is possible our operation could drag on.
Kujou: In case he is monitoring our communications, we should do it all by phone now.
Kujou: We already shared all our numbers.
Condor: I have heard of this hacker known as Falcon...
Condor: but he is just a boy of around 20.
Condor: I do not see why you should fear him.
Kujou: Many people have underestimated him for that reason and been crushed by him.
Kujou: As his presence was not made public, people in the JSDF like you may not know...
Kujou: but he was working in secret during the incident a year ago.
Kujou: With nothing but a single computer, he ended the terrorist attack by destroying an enemy that annihilated an American intelligence team and a platoon of special units.
Kujou: It was not because of Third-i's ability that we were forced to reshape our plan.
Kujou: It was mostly due to his frightening hacking ability.
Condor: So his presence rivals that of an army...
Condor: even more?
Kujou: But if we are up against Falcon, we can use Takagi Haruka.
Kujou: Bring her back immediately.
Condor: About that...
Condor: I cannot contact Shrike and the other who took her.
Condor: It seems they have...
Kujou: betrayed us...
Kujou: been switched out with someone else?
Kujou: I see.
Kujou: I had heard he had disappeared.
Kujou: So he has gotten himself here.
Kujou: Listen, Condor.
Kujou: Due to unknown trouble, the world's exchange system was brought down.
Condor: I had heard it was overloaded due to the concentrated transactions.
Kujou: Most likely, it was Falcon.
Kujou: If that system had not gone down, one of our objectives would have already been completed.
Kujou: The demand we gave the Japanese government...
Kujou: was to sell all of their stored foreign currency.
Kujou: If investors had all gotten rid of their dollars in fear of that happening...
Kujou: the dollar would now be a worthless scrap of paper.
Kujou: Even if the Japanese government did not comply...
Kujou: the great financial country of America would be as good as dead.
Kujou: But what about now?
Kujou: The exchange system will be back up in about an hour.
Kujou: We have no choice but to delay our plan.
Condor: won't that be resolved as soon as the system is back up?
Kujou: It will not be that simple.
Kujou: Their goal...
Kujou: is to use that open time...
Kujou: to free the hostages in some way or another.
Condor: But that's impossible!!
Kujou: I doubt Falcon and Third-i's Exodus...
Kujou: are unrelated.
Kujou: And whether it is impossible or not does not matter...
Kujou: when it comes to...
Kujou: people like those two.
Condor: Those "two"?
Condor: Falcon and...someone else?
Kujou: Kamishima Shimon died to change this country.
Kujou: It is his child.
Kujou: He promised to return him to my daughter once this was all over.
Kujou: The child was not the type to have great ideals for this country...
Kujou: but when he did as he was told, he could-
Kujou: We will make the first move.
Kujou: I will not let them have their way.
Kujou: Bring out one hostage from each of the G12 nations including Japan...
Kujou: and execute them.
Kujou: Film the execution and send it out to the whole world.
Kujou: After that, have all the world's governments sell their American dollars in addition to Japan.
Kujou: That way, the instant the world's exchange system goes back up...
Kujou: America's financial control will completely crumble.
Kujou: It will be over!!
Fujimaru: The terrorists have begun taking hostages somewhere!
Fujimaru: J! What is going on?
J: Most likely...
J: they are going to kill them as an example.
J: I would say I expected this, but I didn't expect them to go this far.
J: Once they realized you were here, they decided not to wait around and to make the first move.
J: The instant the exchange system goes back up...
J: is the instant the dollar collapses.
Fujimaru: They would kill the hostages...
Fujimaru: for just that?
Fujimaru: How could they?
Fujimaru: How am I supposed to deal with this?
J: Isn't it about time you gave up on this 0 sacrifices business?
J: For now, we should focus on the heads of the 12 nations and their families.
Fujimaru: This only happened because I came here.
Fujimaru: I will not let there be any sacrifices!
Fujimaru: Not even one!
J: Do you have a plan?
Fujimaru: I'll think of something!!
J: I had noticed this before...
J: but even if your abilities are a sight to behold...
J: your sense about what actions to take...
J: is downright pathetic.
J: You leave me no choice.
J: I'll give you a plan.
Fujimaru: Really, J?
J: it is possible it will lead to sacrifices in our pawns.
J: This game plan is about as risky as it gets.
J: Are you prepared to take that risk...
J: or are you nothing but talk?
Michael: I thought you said you'd grown out of childish things?
Michael: That was quite an expression there.
J: Quite an expression, hm?
J: It was pretty bad.
J: I really wish...
J: I could grow out of it.
Fujimaru: I'll do it!
Fujimaru: I came this far...
Text: His confidence supports his unwavering conviction!!
Fujimaru: so I will do anything!
Bottom: To be continued in Combined Issue 2/3.