EP. 04-2N  One-Week Teammates Ⅱ (1)

Type92 RO, according to information given by AAT, the humans were hiding in the local shelter.

RO Roger that. Thank you for doing the investigation.
I shall now direct the operation.

Type92 Have you considered your next move?

RO There's bound to be a way to make that human spill. I'm an expert. There's no way I'd botch it.

Type92 That's not the only thing. I'm also talking about any unexpected circumstances that may arise during the operation...

RO Don't worry, 92. I trust you so much, you should also trust me, you know.
I'm the one in command. I won't let there be unexpected circumstances.

Type92 ...Of course.
You're the boss. We all listen to you.

RO Thank you. Now let's get started.
Listen up, everyone. We are taking over the shelter in this area.
Our objective is to promptly and safely rescue the humans trapped within. Let's go!

EP. 04-2N  One-Week Teammates Ⅱ (2)

The rescue team reached the designated shelter.

AAT-52 Hey! Anyone in there? We are Griffin T-Dolls. You're safe now!

...

AAT-52 No response. Looks like it's empty?

Type92 We're too late. They're no longer here.
Judging by the scene, they must've been in some sort of danger and switched location at short notice.

RO What...
What about the document? Any sign of it?

AAT-52 Non, everything useful has been moved away...

RO ...

Type92 What should we do now, RO?

RO I don't know... Let me think...

Type92 What, you haven't got a backup plan?

RO No, I've only been thinking about how to find him and what to do after that...
Dammit... Why must everything go wrong?

Type92 (Sighs) This is the battlefield, RO. You must consider every possibility.
The first mistake a newbie commander can make is oversimplifying matters.

RO I'm sorry...
Maybe...I'm not prepared to take command of this operation...

Type92 The second mistake a newbie commander can make is overcomplicating matters.
Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is what to do afterwards.
RO, if you can't make up your mind, listen to what others have to say.

AAT-52 Um... Since no one's here, can we go back?
It's cold here, and I'm sleepy...

RO What sort of advice is this...

Type92 Don't expect any useful ideas from this kind of half-baked T-Doll.
However, I also recommend retreating for now. We've already gathered all the clues we can. There's no more reason to stay here.

RO Yeah, understood...
Then let's get out of here first...

?? Hail! Hail! Miss RO, are you there?!

RO ...!!
That voice...!!
...
...Who is this again?

Type92 ...
Seriously, at least remember your own teammates...

AAT-52 It's Sten! She was doing recon in another base.
Pick up her call. She might be in trouble.

RO This is RO. Sten MK- is that you?

STEN MkⅡ Yes, Miss RO! I'm having an emergency here!
I discovered a human that hasn't evacuated!

RO ...?!
Do you know who they are? Where are they?

STEN MkⅡ Yes, by intercepting the signal and cross-referencing it with our database, he's confirmed to be a human resident in this area.
I've also located the building he's in. It seems to be an office in a certain department store...

RO (Slams the table) Document 36!

STEN MkⅡ Huh? Are you sure?

RO 500% positive! That department store is just a guise!
Sten, can you get in touch with him?

STEN MkⅡ Sorry, Miss RO... I can't...
He has locked himself inside the office building and is rejecting all communication.
I want to ensure his safety, but he abjectly refuses to open the door.

AAT-52 He won't open the door even to a pretty girl?
Then your tricks aren't good enough. I told you to loosen that collar!

STEN MkⅡ W-What kind of trick is this?! Like hell I'd use it!

RO ...
He's searching for something unspeakable, including Document so as to destroy them...
We must hurry, or our mission will fail!

STEN MkⅡ Hold on, Miss RO. I've also detected new activities from S.F.

RO ...What activities?

STEN MkⅡ They've installed a huge piece of equipment in the outer area. I can't tell its function just yet...

RO ...It can't be anything good, that's for sure.

STEN MkⅡ My thoughts exactly. But we can't just abandon this human, can we? What should I do?

RO ...
STEN, lie low for now and observe his movements.
Our teams will get there as soon as we can to sort things out.
...If the human tries to run, please pin him down by force.

STEN MkⅡ Huh? Is...that necessary? Won't that be too risky?

AAT-52 RO, have you forgotten again? Unless given special permission by a superior, we can't...

RO I AM your superior, and I'm granting you special permission to do so.
But take note, if your life is at stake, prioritize your own survival. Rescue others only when the situation allows.

STEN MkⅡ Roger. I'll go look for a place to hide now. Please send reinforcements soon, Miss RO.

Type92 You've accounted for unexpected circumstances this time. That's some improvement as a commander.

RO The way things are going, I have no choice but to rack my brain...
Still... Have I really considered all possibilities?

Type92 Do what you can for now, and improvise when you have to.

RO Right, then let's go. Sten and Document 36 are both waiting for us.