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Freesia, Volume 11, Chapter 68 (pp. 29~54)
Chapter 68: Negotiation Tactics
=Stay with me!
=Can you hear me!?
=Don't close your eyes...!
=She's gonna suffocate...
=What are you doing, Tanaka-kun!
=Hurry up and call an ambulance!
=I-It's your fault, Bobby.
=YO-KO got hit 'cause you shot that guy and it messed up his aim.
=What are you...
=It's all your fault!
=None of this would've happened if you hadn't done anything stupid!
=I didn't do anything wrong, alright!
=Don't get me into trouble like this!
=I've got nothing to do with any of this!
=Where are you going!?
=Hurry up and call an ambulance, mister...!
=I-I don't got no cell phone.
=You can use mine!
=What were you doing, Bobby!?
=You're supposed to keep an eye on him!
=It's all my fault...
=And? Where's Tanaka-kun?
=Don't blame Bobby.//I'd be dead if it weren't for him...
=This is too big for a cover up...
=Sooner or later, the media's gonna catch on.
=We can't implement any countermeasures,
=Until we find out what her condition is...
=If she... If YO-KO dies...
=Then it's my fault... My...
=She needs to stay rested for now,
=But she's not in danger of losing her life.
=Why would I be kidding?
=Good for you, Tanaka-kun!
=Thanks Doctor! You're incredible!
=But she can't talk anymore 'cause her vocal cords are damaged.
=Why would I be kidding?
=Going to be a singer.
=This is really a dream come true! I'm so honored to have the opportunity to work with you, Ms. Higuchi!
=Our stations are different, so I never thought I'd be able to meet you, and...
=I'm really excited!
=I got so worked up,
=I couldn't sleep at all last night!
=Who is this midget...? Are elementary schoolers allowed to drive?
=I'm not an elementary schooler, ma'am!
=I may not look it, but I'm 26 years old—!
=It's Kana Iiboshi.//And that's the 3rd time you've asked me that today...
=I tend to filter out useless information when I'm concentrating on my work.
=Can you explain to me why my hair is burning?
=I admire you, Ms. Higuchi.
=I'm really looking forward to seeing you in action.
=Shouldn't you be holding the steering wheel?
=So it's already been 8 years, hasn't it...
=Yes... But, I still can't believe it.
=It feels like Chieko was alive and well just a few days ago.
=I understand your pain.
=Ms. Chieko was abducted and cruelly beaten to death by a gang of thugs led by Keita Tanaka. It's only natural.
=But why has an enforcement agency showed up now?
=Keita Tanaka was never indicted, so a vengeance enforcement must be out of the question.
=Yes, I'm aware of that.
=I've taken a quick look through the court and investigative records of Ms. Chieko's murder, and...
=It just doesn't make sense to me.
=It appears as though they purposely chose evidence and testimony that would benefit Keita Tanaka.
=Keita Tanaka is the son of a powerful politician from these parts...
=So Tanaka has influence over all of the public institutions, including the police.
=That sort of injustice should not be tolerated.
=Why didn't you press the issue?
=We did the best we could!
=But there's only so much an individual can do...
=Then please allow us to cooperate!
=That's not necessary!
=The vast majority of the citizens of this town are fanatical supporters of the Tanaka faction.
=I won't be able to run my business without patrons and business partners...
=You can't make a living in this town,//If you rebel against the Tanakas.
=That's the reality of our situation...
[reference]The final scene of the 1975 anime, The Dog of Flanders.
=That's so horrible—! How could you say that—!?
=Ms. Chieko will never be able to rest in peace like this!
=I won't take no for an answer!
=I feel sorry for Ms. Chieko—!
=An enforcement secretary must not exhibit such emotion.
=Be more self-conscious of your actions.
=I apologize for that outburst, Mr. and Mrs. Katagiri.
=But this is all part of the righteous indignation we feel as contributors to the enforcement process.
=Enforcement proxies put their lives on the line.//And they do it because they know their job is well worth the risk.
=True, this will not be an easy enforcement.
=But why should that stand in the way!?
=It is a mere trifle compared to the price that man must pay for taking Ms. Chieko's life!
=We must not allow that villain to continue living as a celebrity, without atoning for the sins he has committed!
=So please! For Ms. Chieko! For the innocent people who lead righteous daily lives! You must fight with us!
=By putting your lives on the line!
=Tile craftsman, restaurant floor staff,//Long-distance truck driver,
=Mail order salesperson... Newspaper solicitor, moving services, telephone appointer, and security guard.
=Why... There's plenty of jobs out there.
=I shouldn't have to choose a shallow, worthless job like the enforcement proxy.
=Why won't they hire a 50-year old!
=Well, there's no need to get hasty.
=I won't be quitting the agency for a little while.
=I'll copy it for now,//And take a better look at home.
=We interrupt this program for some breaking news. Asia League Freedom Alliance representative, Mr. Keita Tanaka, has been attacked and shot by a hoodlum.
=We have yet to obtain the specifics on this incident, but a woman accompanying Mr. Tanaka was also shot, and is in critical condition.
=This woman is believed to be the former popstar, Ms. YO-KO.
=We've got a live feed from outside the hospital where the woman was hospitalized.
=What? Keita's not dead?
=We've been told that an emergency press conference will begin momentarily, but...
=Care to buy a flower?
=For your mother... A gift for your loved one.//HUFF HUFF
=What's a flower?
=And what's a gift?
=Hoo-hoo, you don't need a reason.
=It's the feeling of giving that counts.
=Get over here, dammit!
=If you won't buy it...
=You can have it.
=I-I-I told you.
=You don't need a reason.
=It's the feeling that counts.
=A flower store, huh.
=We have yet to obtain information about Mr. Tanaka's injuries.
=We'll bring you more on this top story after an update on the war front...
=Did you hear that!? K-ta's dead!
=That wouldn't be bad either...