딥다이브-1  심지혼선Ⅰ (1)

Persica Do you...really have to go now?

M4A1 Yes.

Persica Your performance hasn't been fully tested yet, and it's extremely dangerous outside right now...

M4A1 You know I have to go.
If you must stop me, disconnect me and shut me down.

Persica ...I get it. You won't change your mind.
My private chopper is on the roof. The Commander will send you the battle coordinates...

M4A1 Thank you...Miss Persica.

Tactical Doll M4A1 takes her leave.

Persica As expected, her neural cloud has started changing after the restriction was removed...
Though this isn't really the time to ponder that.

Persica initiates a connection.

System Notice ...Connected.

Persica ...

Sound Only Oh my, is the sun rising in the west? Why else would Lady Persica contact me?

Persica Don't play dumb. You left that beacon in the Sangvis database, didn't you?

Sound Only Haha, finally busted.

Persica Since you know the address, I'm sure you've checked it out.

Sound Only The beacon is for returning a past favor. Does you no good to ask any more questions.

Persica You still don't trust me?

Sound Only If you're just calling to catch up with me, then sorry, I'm very busy at the moment.

Persica ...Let's change the subject.
I found the surveillance file from back then.
But the drone was shot down in the contamination zone. I need the team to retrieve it for me.

Sound Only Can't you just send the AR Team?

Persica Kryuger has transferred all the T-Dolls...

Sound Only All of them?
Damn, I look forward to seeing Griffin's next operation...

Persica Are you helping or not?

Sound Only You can surely guess what actually happened even without looking at the file.

Persica ...
Even so...I have to see it with my own eyes...
I'm sure you understand how I feel.

Sound Only Tsk...
Fine. But just to make this clear, the price is not negotiable. We're making a living here, you know.

Persica As long as I have the file, name your price.

"No matter what, you must live on."
"Even T-Dolls have a reason to live for their own sake."
"Not for anyone. YOUR own sake."

UMP45 ...
This flashback again...

Voice of a girl Electronic cache replacement complete. Neural cloud database sequence optimized. Neural consciousness returned to Level II.
Outdated internal encrypted file detected - awaiting command to backup, transfer, or delete.

UMP45 All denied.

Voice of a boy It's a waste of space storing this antique in your neural cloud. Let me delete it for you!

UMP45 Permission denied. Touch it and I'll tear off your limbs then throw them underneath tank treads.

Voice of a girl Alright. Just leave it, Deele. Maintenance is almost over.

Voice of a boy Tsk, if that's what Zeele says...
Okay, okay. Consciousness returned to Level I. We can now reactivate the body.

UMP9 It's finally over?
The maintenance took surprisingly long this time. How are you feeling, 45?

UMP45 Pretty normal, I guess. My body feels a lot lighter though.

416 (Sighs) ...
Waking up in this grimy basement ruins my mood every time...

Gr G11 When are you EVER in a good mood...? I for one had a really nice nap...

Zeele I'm really sorry... We only managed to find this basement of this unfrequented cafe...

Deele Tsk, you shouldn't have to apologize, Zeele!
Renegade T-Dolls like you should be grateful for even getting maintenance!

UMP9 Oh? Perhaps 416 misses the bright and spacious Repair Bay back at Griffin?

UMP45 Who are you kidding, 9? 416's pampered body deserves something MUCH better than Griffin's Repair Bay. Like this place.

416 Tsk... Not that I have a choice.

UMP9 Alright, stop sulking. Have you seen my jacket?

...Beep beep beep.

Zeele Oh, just a moment... We're receiving a call.

Gr G11 Whoa... Don't tell me we're getting a job right after maintenance...

Zeele New electronic interfacing protocol upgrade pack transfer initiated. Download in progress...
Um... The boss requires all members of Squad 404 to have it installed.

416 What...does that weirdo want us to install this time...?

UMP45 As always, is she gonna tell us only after the installation?

Deele Okay stop complaining and lie down. I'm gonna move your consciousness back to Level II again.

UMP9 Hurray, Gr G11! Another nap~

Gr G11 Sigh... But I have a feeling it's gonna be a nightmare...

Zeele Prepare for consciousness transfer - three, two, one, begin.

Deele Right, you know the rules. Enjoy the game!

UMP45 (Sigh) I knew it...



딥다이브-1  심지혼선Ⅰ (2)

Objective complete.

Zeele There, all your protocols have been upgraded.
The new interface can be synced in the Zener Network using the same route. You should be able to see each other's signal now.

Gr G11 Whoa! What is this place?!

416 Is this what the Zener Network looks like on Consciousness Level II?

UMP9 Oh yeah... Gr G11 and 416 didn't have modules for fighting electronic warfare. This must be your first time infiltrating the Zener Network with an analog signal.

416 Humph, interesting...

Zeele With the new protocol, it is possible to increase the speed of signal emulation by harnessing other T-Dolls' computational capabilities.
Since Miss UMP45 is the leader, the control should go to you.

UMP45 May I? Then let's get along as always in the electronic network.

416 This sucks. Can I refuse?

Gr G11 Let me get this straight. My consciousness is in the network, but my body is still in the maintenance pod...
So am I asleep or awake...?

UMP9 Hmm. Looks like the concept of electronic warfare is too complex for Gr G11's pea-sized brain to wrap around.

UMP45 Just think of it as dreaming. But if you don't work at it, you might never wake up again.

Deele What are you guys chattering about? Seems you've completely adapted to the new interfacing protocol.
The boss will be in contact soon. I'll have to pull you out when the call comes in.

UMP45 Then we must hurry and help the newbies get the hang of roaming the Zener Network, 9.

UMP9 Okay, leave that to me!