Summer of Accomplices
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WORLD EMBRYO #40
tl by molokidan
A: Finished the copies?
R: Yeah, all that's left now is math and physics.
A: Ohh...I'm not too good in those subjects...
R: But it's still a great help! If we work together our summer homework should be done in no time.
A: But we should still review, right? It will help us out on the exam.
A: ...well then, shall we begin it today?
A: The search for Blade (Takao-sama) and the aliens' HQ!
R: "Amami Riku is a student agent of the government's Special Anti-Alien Defense Force, F.L.A.G.!"
R: "With the help of their superpowers, they continuously fight day and night against the hundreds of otherworldly beings that are invading Earth!"
R: "They are also tracking another student agent, code named Blade (Takao) who has leaked information to the aliens' side!"
Chapter 40 - Summer of Accomplices
R: ...how the hell is she still believing that lie?!?!
R: In any case, I spent the next few days walking around Tokyo with Agatsuma-san,
R: in order to search out the betrayer and the aliens' base.
R: Of course, both of those things were just lies I created.
R: Now that I think about it...she remembered being saved by Suraga.
R: Which means that she must accept the existence of Kanshu as reality...
R: Does that mean it actually somehow added persuasive power to all that stuff I made up?
R: I messed up...
A: By the way, Amami-kun...
A: did you and Takao-sama ever go out on the same missions together?
A: So, two years before as well? What about the "Graduation of Blood?"
R: "That was just a decoy investigation. The people he killed were actually aliens."
A(2b): There's something that bugs me about this...didn't the fact that it was concidentally broadcast on live television ruin all your stealth? I mean, despite the fact that it was a secret government organization...there was a police announcement and all kinds of inconsistencies...
R: This is bad, her logic is too fast...! I've got to try and cover myself...
R: ...behind us...ahh, don't turn around! That man in the hat...
R: "He's an undercover agent." (You can tell from demeanour)
A: Eh!? (text outside the panel: He doesn't seem like one at all!?)
R: "If he finds out what I've told you about, we'll be in big trouble. Stay calm."
Boxless text: just a normal guy
R: A huge lie!
R: "...it looks like he isn't following us. He must have quit his surveillance."
A: Really!? Ahh, I was nervous...
A: Um...what was it we were talking about earlier?
A: Eh? ...ah, sorry, I forgot...
A: I got it! Let's pretend to be a couple from here on out!
A: Since we're searching together, shouldn't we prepare some kind of camoflauge?
A: Fufu...now we're accomplices, right?
R: We're accomplices.
R: I just recently said the same thing to Arisugawa.
R: We're partners in crime, who share a secret.
R: What am I doing...
R: I can't turn back now, either.
A: What's wrong?
R: "Nothing." Let's go!
R: I'll have to keep this lie going until the very end.
R: I'll keep going with her every day,
R: in order to avert her eyes.
R: Because she should still remember...
R: about Neene...
S: Find the scissors?
N: Ne! They were in papa's desk!
S: That's right, Ricchan isn't home today either? You must be so lonely, Neene-chan!
N: I'm fine!
N: Papa will be happy if he knows I'm being a good girl at home!
R: ...looks like she's in good spirits again.
N: Ne, grandma...
N: Who's this?
N(2b): She looks just like Neene...but she's bigger than Neene and papa looks smaller...
N: Grandma, who is it?
S: Neene-chan...that person is "Amane-chan."
S: Grandma's sister...
S: Ricchan's most treasured family member...
K: Man, this looks good!
K: Is it OK if I eat it? You weren't gonna take it over to Yui's place?
M: It doesn't matter anymore, since she isn't home.
K: You've been coming over here everyday, it's pretty unusual...(wonder where she is?)
M: She hasn't been returning my calls or mail either...
Holy fire blast!
Holy fire blast!
The final blow! Bringing salvation to lost lambs...
Five moons of bravery!!
Ow! That hurts!!
Aw, I died.
K(2b): I wonder if she's still mad...she's meek inside but really prideful deep down, you know. She was REALLY threatening back there.
A: Mind your own business!!
M: I thought she understood, though...
K: Things won't stay the same as they were when we were kids, you know.
text outside: That's just the way Yui is.
K: You're pretty thick-headed if you don't realize that.
K: ...nothing. Look!
K: I'll try calling her. If she answers, I'll pass it over to you.
R: ...not gonna answer?
A: It's Komaki-chan...there's no reason Kouta-kun would ever call me on his own...
A: She's so nosy, Komaki-chan.
A(2b): She doesn't listen to people, and then runs around forcing things on others as if she knows everything. People like that really annoy me!
R: Am I...nosy too, then...?
R: I feel that...there's something I need to apologize to you about too.
R: It just seems...like it's better the earlier I do it.
R(2b): If I say it while there's still a chance left...things will...definitely turn out better.
A: But wow...we really aren't making any progress in our search, are we?
R: Of course not. We aren't really searching as if to find something, anyway.
R: On the first day, in order to keep the reality up as much as possible, I took her to the mountain of TVs, that still hadn't been cleaned up yet.
R: But no Kanshu appeared in the afternoon, and we couldn't find any trace of Takao.
R: This small-time, yet neverending adventure of ours is becoming a daily routine.
R: And...those involved in a daily routine with no progress will begin to "lose interest."
A(2b): Eh!? N...."not a bit!"
R: Just realize it.
R: You're sick of this whole search, aren't you?
R: We might be able...to make a soft landing soon.
R: "...the job's always like this."
R: "Searches on land sometimes erupt into battles...and losses of life tend to happen. To be honest, it's frightening."
R: "I don't want to get you involved..."
R: Now choose, Agatsuma-san.
R: "If you do it now, it won't be too late. You should return to that every day...to that gentle life of yours..."
R: Even if you stay involved with me, it'll just be a pain, and you still won't get to meet Takao-sama, you know?
A: ...you're right. My tagging along with you is probably just causing you problems after all...
A: Eh? What?
R: "Ah, nothing!"
A: Oh, but if something does happen later on, will you let me help out?
A: We're accomplices, after all.
A: Well then...see you at school.
R: Ah, yeah.
R: I think I managed to deceive her...
R: Now I can finally rest at ease a bit...
R: But now that I think about it, I do feel a bit lonely.
R: Man...it's been such a crazy summer.
R: Kanshu extermination, training, summer courses, the beach trip, and then Agatsuma-san...
R: It was Neene's first summer...and I didn't really get to play with her that much.
R: There's one week left...and we're going to enjoy it together as much as we can.
?: Monitor engaged. Beginning transmission.
C: Begin Plan Birdcage--
S: Hey! You sure got tan!
T: Yo, Amami!
R: Morning, Tashiro...rare to see you here this early!
T: Huh? Where's Aisu?
R: Just because live next to each other doesn't mean we always have to walk to school together!
R(2b): Until recently, we always had morning practice together...and two days ago we had Kanshu extermination...
R(2b): Well, whatever. Until recently she was pulling me around for so long, she must have her weak times too. I'm just glad she didn't keep pulling me around until the end...
R: That was one tough beach trip, huh?
R: What'd you do afterwards?
T: Ah, nothing but part-time jobs.
R: It looks like Neene's back to normal too, so I think I can finally relax a bit...
K: Oh! Hey there, Amami! Tashiro!
R: Good morning, Kijima, Masaki-san...huh? Agatsuma-san hasn't come yet?
R: That's right...I wonder if they made up yet...?
R: Hey, Masaki-san...
M: Hm? What, what?
R: Did Agatsuma-san approach you yet?
M: Who's Agatsuma-san?
R: Come on, you know, Agatsuma-san...
M: Hm? Sorry, I have no idea...
M: Is she in the same grade as us?
R: Pretending she doesn't exist, isn't that a little harsh?
M: But I really have no idea who you're talking about, Amami-kun...
K: Amami...who's this Agatsuma person?
R: What is this?
M: Do you know her? Jun...
T: Nope...a girl? As a guy, I must apologize, but I have no data on her...
M: That again? Ahaha!
R: What is this!?
R: They forgot...
R: which means...
R: in other words...
R: You're kidding, right?!
M: Hey, that hurts...
R: You remember her, right!?
R(2b): You're just messing around with me?! Right...! Right?!
K: H-hey, what's wrong with you, Amami? Stop it!!
R: She went with us to the beach, remember?!
M: What's going on?
R(2b): You held hands with her the whole time, remember?! You were friends!!
R(2b): Is it because you got in a fight?! She isn't angry anymore!!
R: She talked about you as if she felt bad!
R: Agatsuma-san is...! And yet...
R: And yet...!
K: Amami! You...
A: A Lost Rebound!
R: Shut up!
R: Yesterday? Last week!?
R: Right after that!?
R: My fault?
R: I'm sorry!
R: I'm sorry!
T: Long time no talk, Amami-kun. This is Chairwoman Tokiji.
T: Very sorry to call you up like this all of a sudden. But the truth is, we've been secretly investigating you for quite some time.
T: There are a few questions we'd like to ask you. I wonder if it might be too much for me to ask you to quietly go along with Kanzaki-kun and follow his instructions?
T: We have great interest in Neene-chan...well, with her birth, that is.
R: Wha...what the hell...!?
R: What's going on...someone...explain to me!
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