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Two minutes later.

UMP9 Now what?
Destroyer's broadcast is...bad news, right?

416 The point is...how bad it actually is...
How does Destroyer know we're here? Did she come prepared or did she just discover us by chance?
And her new form...

UMP45 I think she's just bluffing.
If she knows we're here, why didn't she just call us by our names?

UMP9 But Destroyer did say she's onto our tracks.

UMP45 What if she's just broadcasting every once in a while to scare the intruders into exposing themselves?

UMP9 Huh? You mean...

UMP45 Surely you don't believe we're coming up against Destroyer on her own, do you?
That broadcast was pretty much reminding us to stay hidden.
Keep your cool. We'll only disorient ourselves if we deviate from the plan.

Gr G11 So...what are we gonna do? Ignore them?

UMP45 Ja, if they still don't know who exactly we are, then we're safe for the time being.

UMP9 45, you mentioned a small problem. What did you mean...

UMP45 It just so happens that a Sangvis signal jammer nearby is severely hindering our search progress.
We have to destroy it in order to proceed.

416 Bluff or not, S.F. is on the lookout for us. Play it safe, 45.

UMP45 Don't worry. We've had plenty of experience removing jammers, haven't we?

UMP9 Haha, you're right. That was exactly a year ago.

Gr G11 I hope we won't have to run all over the place this time...

416 Only I was doing the running, okay?

UMP45 There, are we all relaxed? Then let's move out.

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【Audio File #004】
【Decryption complete. Start playing.】
Wanna try setting up a connection?
Heheh, we're the same model. Our ports can be directly linked so I can send you my combat data.
Then...thank you. But my storage space...
It's fine! I've already compressed them into a size that you can handle.
That's perfect... But I still feel a bit iffy about the connection...
Huh? What's there to worry about? It's not dangerous.
I've only ever used the Zener Network for file transfer... This is the first time I've ever established a cable link... I don't know what's gonna happen...
It's actually not that different, and no one else can read our data exchange so it's very safe!
There. I've sent the data. Try using it in your simulation training!
Sure...and thanks so much!
Haha, don't mention it. Oh right, let me show you something else.
Huh? What?
Heheh, photos I took secretly using the viewfinding authorization when I was out on a mission.
This is...?
Oh wow... This is gorgeous...
Sadly I won't ever get to take pictures like these out there...
Don't worry. You WILL get your own assignments some day. I'll show you how to access this function.
But...isn't it bad to do things without orders...?
It doesn't matter. They're just for myself. You don't have to ask for the commander's permission for everything. Remember, even T-Dolls have the right to do what they want!
Hmm...you have a point...
Then that's a promise!

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Dreamer Heheheheh♪

Destroyer So? Have you found the target carrying Parapluie?

Dreamer It was much easier than expected, and she doesn't even suspect a thing.
Plus...she's a familiar sight.

Destroyer You know her?

Dreamer Haha, that's right. From exactly a year ago...
Destroyer, make another broadcast and repeat what I'm gonna tell you.

Destroyer Hey, you keep ordering me around. Are you really making me a new body?

Dreamer My, my, you'll get what you want after this broadcast.
Have I ever lied to you?

Destroyer Tsk, I don't recall anything, but I just can't shake the feeling that...
Whatever...just this once. I'm gonna hold you to your promise!

Dreamer When we start, listen to my orders and only go for the Parapluie carrier.

Destroyer Huh? Isn't it our objective to retrieve the drone?

Dreamer The enemy T-Doll carrying Parapluie is the team leader. We can easily locate her thanks to the virus.
This is the most cost-effective option no matter how you look at it.
Besides, I believe this T-Doll is worth...no less than the drone.

Destroyer Oh? Is she really that big of a deal?

Objective complete. 416 and Gr G11 have reached the sniping spot.

416 We only have this one chance, Gr G11. Make the shot count.

Gr G11 You have such high hopes for me. Maybe I should screw it up for once? We have two EMPs after all...

416 Suit yourself.
You screw this up, I'll stick the last EMP onto you, fold you into a paper plane and throw you out into the air...

Gr G11 Haha, that lousy joke isn't scaring anyone, you know?

416 Then I'll go back alone and tell 45 you didn't show up on time.

Gr G11 Tsk... Fine, I'll make the shot count.

Ten minutes later.

416 416 hailing UMP9.
We have activated the long-distance EMP equipment as planned. No additional S.F. security detected within the last ten minutes.
Tell 45 we're good to go.

UMP9 Haha, while you're making your report, 45 has already identified the coordinates of the drone.
But damn...I must say this new electronic warfare module is insanely useful. Our practice runs really have paid off.

416 Hold on, if she could locate the drone so quickly, why did I have to spend so much time on surveillance?

UMP9 Haha, well... 45 had to be extremely focused during the search.
We didn't want Gr G11 to prattle too much and distract her, so...

Gr G11 Hey, 416! Are you done yet? Hurry up and carry me...

UMP9 hears the sound of a heavy object hitting the ground.

UMP9 Gr...G11?

416 Don't worry. She won't make a noise. Can I come back now?

UMP45 Is that 416? Thanks for doing your part. Regroup now...

Destroyer AHAHAHAHA!
Sorry everyone, I'm afraid I must interrupt!

UMP9 It's Destroyer's broadcast!
But how... And the timing...

UMP45 ...
Don't panic. She could be bluffing again.

Destroyer My, my, what was that...

UMP45 ...!

UMP9 What...?!

Destroyer I am very...serious this time.

UMP9 How...how does she know about 45?! She can even hear her!

416 Is our channel being tapped?

UMP45 Shut your mouth, all of you!

UMP9 ...

Destroyer Hahahaha, starting to panic, aren't we, UMP45?

UMP45 ...

Destroyer You won't get away...
There's no escape for any of you...
I'll give you just a bit of a head start.
Then...the hunt will begin anew...

Dreamer That's it, Destroyer...
Jeer at her. Threaten her. Make her panic. Make her feel helpless...
When her neural cloud is sufficiently irrigated with the fear you induce, the seeds that we've sown will start to sprout...

Dreamer UMP45... I believe it's fate that has kindly reunited us...
What about you? Can you feel it?
Parapluie has started wriggling, twisting, burrowing its way through your every circuit...
It's been slumbering for a year, and now's the time for it to burgeon.
Now, Destroyer, in her brand new form, is going to close in on you so fast you cannot possibly outrun her...
Once she catches you...I can rewrite your network, your beliefs, and your very will!
Come, UMP45, come closer! Closer!