EP. 04-3N  One-Week Teammates Ⅲ (1)

Ten minutes later.

STEN MkⅡ Miss RO, are you here yet?

RO Our teams are already in the edging area, but we still need a bit of time to break through.
What's the status of the human?

STEN MkⅡ He's still locking himself in there and ignoring me.
Please hurry, Miss RO! Sangvis troops are gonna start patrolling soon!

RO Understood. Hang in there for just a bit longer!
We'll be there very soon.

EP. 04-3N  One-Week Teammates Ⅲ (2)

RO's team arrived at the destination.
...

Type92 Something's not right. Find cover!

...BOOM!

AAT-52 Ahhhhhh!
That was deafening!

RO What just happened, 92?!

Type92 Artillery! Extremely destructive artillery! It's tearing the city apart!
The huge piece of equipment that Sten was talking about must be a Sangvis motar!

RO This firing pattern... The AR Team has also come across it before...
Dammit! Can it be her...? Why now, of all time?!

RO Sten! Sten, are you okay?! Answer me!

STEN MkⅡ Cough... I'm fine. But the building! The building was hit!

RO And the human?! How is he?!

STEN MkⅡ I got him out, but he's seriously injured and unconscious!
RO, what should I do... Take him back to base, or salvage the document?

RO Forget the guy. You know the building, right? Go get the document.

STEN MkⅡ But...he's lost a lot of blood...

Type92 Leave it to us, Miss Sten!

AAT-52 Heheh, made it just in time!

STEN MkⅡ AAT... Thank goodness...

Type92 We'll take care of him. You go in and look for Document 36.
Hurry. The next round will begin any second.

Several minutes later, in a secret chamber within the office building.

STEN MkⅡ Miss RO, is this the cover?

RO ...
Yes! That's it! That's Document 36!
Bring it back to me quick, Miss Sten!

STEN MkⅡ ...
I'm sorry, Miss RO...
I can't give it to you.

RO What?!
What did you say, Miss Sten?!

STEN MkⅡ The human asked me just before he passed out...
To destroy the document...

RO ...
I'm asking you to give me the document. That's an order!

STEN MkⅡ But the human also gave me an order...
According to Griffin's contract, I must help humans whose lives are in peril...

RO That's the clause he's exploiting, Miss Sten.
Let me tell you, that guy is an administrator of a criminal syndicate!
And you know full well that Document 36 contains a large amount of criminal records! You can't do evil things for him!

STEN MkⅡ This isn't a matter of good and evil... I don't want to be an accomplice in criminal activities either, Miss RO...
But as a T-Doll, I don't have a choice...
As they say, we may not injure any human beings and must obey orders given by them...

RO F*ck the Laws of Robotics!
That's some science fiction from a hundred years ago, and we're in reality now!
We are not servants of mankind! I'm giving you special permission...
No, I'm giving you a direct order to disobey his order!

STEN MkⅡ Can...Can you do that?
Can you make me...disobey that order?
But Griffin T-Dolls don't usually possess authorization higher than that of human beings...

RO I can, because...I'm special.
I've retained my authorization from before I came to Griffin...
...And this is precisely the reason why I've returned.

RO Listen to me, Miss Sten.
I need you to preserve Document 36 and bring it to me - all of it.
I've authorized you to do so. You can do it if you just believe in yourself...

STEN MkⅡ Un...Understood...
Miss RO, I'll...

BOOM...!!
...
Communication cut off...

RO ...
Sten...
Sten...?
Hey! Come in! Come in!
Type92! AAT! Sten!
Answer me...dammit! Answer me!

...

RO Please be okay...
What to do... What should I do...
AR-15... Please tell me what I should do at a time like this...

?? AR-15 can't help you anymore, you know.

RO ...!

?? But I can.

Makarov Privet, my dear Miss Commander.
My return is most timely, isn't it?