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Cage of Eden Chapter 169
(The last tower, the "building". From what they can see, it only shows despair.)
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Why are there so many bones!?
Th- This is...
Be careful, Rion. // These bones are pretty brash.
They're completely weathered... Seems that they are pretty old.
Chapter 169: The bonds of friendship
Damn. More corpses...!
I mean, think about it...
There was a corpse at the "lighthouse"
The "Pyramid" had a couple of mummies too...
And here we got all these bones!
Wherever we go on this island, we find death...
Basically this is a "tower of death".
Pretty fitting to the rest of the island...!
Wh- What now, Sengoku...
Are we pulling back...?
Don't be stupid...
We came so far, // we HAVE to go inside now.
...Then we'll conduct an investigation of the last tower now.
But we can't have everyone go in there. // We can't rule out the worst case after all.
Okay, we'll split into 3 groups...
Group 1 investigates the inside of the tower.
Group 2 investigates the outside of the tower.
Group 3 stays on standy-by here and stays ready to aid Group 1.
That means the plan for building boats is put off for now.
The problem is who to send inside, the most dangerous job...
It's quite spacious, so I would like about 10 people to search...
Our idiot Sengoku will go even if we try to stop him
and I'll go too, since I set up the teams.
Well, I got a bond of friendship with him after all.
Bond of friendship...?
Doesn't that apply to us too...?
We too were with you from the beginning.
You two aren't being fair for just keeping it between boys...!
You do have a point.
*giggle* (That's so like him)
What's with you!!
I'm going too!
I'll do what you
I'm coming too.
Just waiting is boring.
...Okay, me too.
Looks like this here will get some time to shine!
I'm coming along too.
Eh!? You!? Why...
I feel like we have overlooked....
something underneath the pyramid.
I might get to know what when I investigate this tower---
Looks I have to go too!
At this rate I'll just be no-good for sure.
I have to save Kouhei.
I'm sure there's a way to save everyone.
For that, I'll do anything...
I'm going too!
should something happen to you, I'll definitely---
Well, we're going too!
H- Hey Rei, why even me...
What's the problem.
It sounds fun.
Bonds of friendship, huh...
Can't be helped...
This calls for my help.
That's unexpected. Why?
I told you before. // They're still kids. // We adults have to support them.
I have to stay true to what I said.
Honestly. Guess I'll go too...
I don't think that old man will do any good.
Yashiro-kun! Me too...
You stay here! We can't have anything happen to our doctor!
Well, it might be good stuff for my novel.
So I'll stick a long for a while.
...Segawa, // look after Sensei.
You're going too, right Yarai...
I'm the only one who saw all four towers directly.
That might prove helpful to solve the mystery of this island.
Will you be okay...?
I think I told you:
I'll be sure
to save you all.
Okay, we got 15 people. // That's enough. We'll go with these members.
...Uhm, are you sure you're staying behind, Kokonoe-sensei?
I have something else to do.
Ehm, Sensei, I need to talk to you...
What is it, Oomori-san?
There's something really bugging me....
It's about the letters graved into that plate at the "Antenna"...
I didn't mention it as not to worry the others, but... // I think I understood them.
Rest in Peace...
It's a common foreign engraving for graves...
.... (They're really big close up...)
That tower is a grave...?
As much as I want to believe it...
Well, she asked me to "look after her"...
So I won't take my eyes off this girl for a while...
Just what awaits us past here..
Let's go, guys.
W- Will they be okay?
Of course they will with that line-up.
Okay, we're splitting up in two groups too.
This gate is pretty old too...
Mh.. Looks like this gate was once electrical.
Nature took completely over...
We don't know what might jump out of the grass.
Seems there's something over there...?
Looks like a box...
What is it...?
Th- This is..
It's a car!!
This island had cars...!?
They used it for moving.
...Looks like some accident made them unable to leave. // Look. There are more behind.
Th- Then the bones outside are...
from the people who couldn't flee with the cars...!?
But what car is it?
It's a Yotsubishi. Quite the expensive car... [Joke on Mitsubishi. Mitsu =3 Yotsu =4]
I'm actually quite knowledged about cars.
After all you can judge a man's worth on his car.
...So, what is it?
What car is that..
Strange. I don't think I have seen it before.. // I should have memorized nearly all Yotsubishi cars...
Hey! We found an entrance!
Here! A door is open.
O- Okay, let's go inside!
Quite big... // Is it the entrance...?
Looks like a lobby in a hotel..
The ceiling is so high.
It goes up four floors..
(Someone is watching them!?)
(Continued in Issue 42!)