Prologue-   (1)

Agent I have brought Death to your doorstep.
Now, open your eyes…

Agent Look at me, Tactical Doll M4A1, look at me.

Agent It's time for your curtain call, and you must stay till the show is over.

M4A1 Cough…
A…gent…

Agent Interesting. Even the look in your eyes is different from theirs in the face of Death.
But this is the look I want. Show more shock! More indignation! More hatred!

M4A1 Cough…cough…

Agent You've stolen something that's very important to Master. Do you think you can just leave?
I'll kill you first, then your AR Team, and those Griffin T-Dolls still slaving away for you.
Very soon, they'll be completely at a loss, like infants who've lost their parents.
They'll struggle blindly on the battlefield, and fall prey to us…

Agent You just have to die… And you will, in just a few more seconds!

M16A1 …Sorry, but she won't be dying here.

Agent …!



M16A1 I'll spare you the wait! Go to hell right now,
Sangvis scum!



M4A1 Cough…cough…

M16A1 Yeah, thank me. Death's scythe missed you by a hair's breadth yet again.

M4A1 Phew… M16, how is the situation outside? AR-15 and SOP-II are still…

ST AR-15 We're back, but Sangvis reinforcements are here. We have to retreat soon.

M4 SOPMOD II The backup squad can hold them off for a while. Let's go!

M16A1 M4, you all right issuing commands? You seem to be in pretty bad shape.

M4A1 I am fine…cough… M16, please do some repairs on me. I will run a diagnostic on my command system first.

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Ten minutes later...

M4A1 It is fine. The tactical maps are intact. What about the comms system?

Skorpion Comms are functioning normally! We're hearing you loud and clear!

M4A1 ...I am so sorry, but you will have to bring up the rear.

PPSh-41 No problem, comrade. It's our duty.

M4A1 ...Thank you. We shall finish evacuating as soon as possible.

StG44 Let's move out! AR Team, can you guys see the entire field from where you are?

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M4A1 Hmm, I see Sangvis reinforcements fast approaching. Get into position as fast as you can!

PPSh-41 Roger! Griffin back-up squad is ready!

Skorpion Here we go! I'm not gonna lose to those monsters!

StG44 AR Team, all of us are in position. Get ready to move yourself!

M4A1 Understood. One last check on our destination, then we are moving out!

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M4A1 We have to take over this command post and deactivate the alarm at the exit.

ST AR-15 The backup squad can't hold them off forever. We have to hurry!

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StG44 The first wave of enemies have been annihilated. Thank you for your coordination, M4.

M4A1 No problem. The next attack will come from your flank. Be careful.

PPSh-41 Understood. Get ready for defense maneuvers!

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PPSh-41 Phew...
Papasha here is safe. What about you, Skorpion?
...Skorpion? Skorpion VZ61 of Squad S61, please respond!

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Skorpion ...There! I'm done here! That was close!

PPSh-41 Phew... That's great. We managed to fend off the first wave of attack.

StG44 We should've bought a lot of time for the AR Team. Well done guys!

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Agent Isn't it too early to sigh in relief?

M4 SOPMOD II It's that Sangvis! It's here again!

Agent Killing me once is truly commendable for trash dolls like you.
This time I'm bringing more dummies. You'll be making their acquaintance soon.

M4A1 Back-up squad, signals of powerful Sangvis units detected! Be careful!

PPSh-41 Roger! Prepare for combat!

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StG44 Is it...over...?

Agent Indeed, Griffin trash.
Apart from sullying my floor, you've achieved nothing.

StG44 You dirty lumps of sheet metal...should've been thrown out long ago...

Agent Sadly, your employers didn't realize that until it was too late.

StG44 Soon, the AR Team...will definitely make it out!

Agent It's no use. You've merely delayed our movements for a short time...

Agent ...And right now, we have all the time in the world.

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PPSh-41 Is that...the best we can do...

Agent It's over, Griffin leftovers. There's nothing left that you can do.

PPSh-41 No, I...I can still...protect them...

Agent If you're the only one left to face your friends' broken parts, what can you do for them?
No rush. We'll see that in no time.

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AR Team in retreat.

M4A1 Hailing Griffin back-up squad. How are things on your end?

Skorpion Run... Go back and find...comman...
ARGHHHHHH!

M4A1 ?! Griffin squad! Are you all right?!

Agent Still moving, aren't we? But this should be enough to make you drop dead for good.

Agent …?!

Skorpion ...The one that's gonna drop dead...is YOU!

The sound of explosion comes through the comms.

M4A1 ...
The signal...got cut off...

M4 SOPMOD II Don't tell me...they...

ST AR-15 ...Dammit!

M16A1 ...Snap out of it, guys. They bought us this chance.
M4, seize that command post asap and deactivate the alarm.

M16A1 ...M4?

M4A1 …?!

M4A1 Ah, understood. We have to...
Sorry... I...I am just a little...

M16A1 Remember, we are all just following orders. Just like them.

M4A1 I understand... We must return with the 'data', at all cost...

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M4 SOPMOD II Phew… Can we catch our breath yet?

ST AR-15 Not yet! There are still too many of them! We can't make it out!

M16A1 Then let's switch to backup Plan C, just as we've agreed.

M4A1 You mean…I return to Griffin HQ alone and ask for help?

M16A1 Yeah. We'll scatter to draw their fire. That'll buy you some time.

M4A1 But…if that Sangvis is still alive, you'll…!

ST AR-15 Stop dawdling, M4! This is the safest way!

M4 SOPMOD II That's right, you're our only hope!

M4A1 …Understood. Be careful.

M16A1 All right! Everyone scatter and draw away the Sangvis troops!

M4A1 I WILL find a dependable field commander. Wait for me.

M4A1 I have to, for everyone's sake.

System Report. No response from Tactical Doll Echelon [AR Team] for an extended period of time.

Persica ...Call request. Connect to Griffin HQ.

Click.

Middle-aged man Things have been going terribly today. You'd better give me some good news, Persica.

Persica Good news... The AR Team got the data, but...
we lost contact with them after they came under Sangvis ambush...

Middle-aged man (Sighs) ...That's the T-Doll squad most capable of independent operation in all of Griffin, Persica.

Persica I know... No one knows better than me. That's why we must rescue them as soon as...

Middle-aged man The area they were headed to isn't under Griffin's jurisdiction. We can't just get in there.

Persica Is there...no other way? M4A1 and the others...

Middle-aged man I'll think of something, Persica, but remember...
...This time, you owe us one.
Helian, tell me which Griffin commander is stationed closest to the area.

...

Helian I just looked into it. The commander in Area S09 is a rookie.

Middle-aged man Well, isn't that just 'splendid'... How much field experience does the rookie have?

Helian According to the records, the commander has only just...
...reported for duty?