EP. 04-4N  One-Week Teammates Ⅳ (1)

Ten minutes later.

Makarov Silence everywhere. Sangvis Ferri haven't made their move yet.

RO They're running tests on some sort of artillery weapon with this city.
The attack wasn't directed at us, so the possibility of 92 and co.'s survival is very high.

Makarov Oh? How do you know?

RO Someone's looking into it. I got word just now.

Makarov Just now? After you cried into my shoulder?

RO Don't put it in such an embarrassing way! I was just venting a little!

Makarov I see...
By the way, my way of venting is spreading words of how others vent.
I've recorded the whole thing. Look forward to tomorrow's Fatebook.

RO ...
This is why I wanted 92 as my adjutant...
Alright, back to business. Let's get started.

RO Makarov, you're at the control panel, right?
I'm sending you the commands that'll guide you on drawing Sangvis fire with our troops.
I'll go in to check up on everyone's status myself, and bring them all back if possible.

Makarov (Sighs) Understood.
You wouldn't willingly stay in the control room even if I told you to.
But I'm still obliged to tell you that this is too risky.

RO Thank you for the reminder, but do your part, Makarov.
If anything happens to me, take our troops and return on your own.

Makarov ...
RO, I just came back from Helian and have learned quite a few things.
Including what you want to know - what AR-15 has left behind...

RO ...

Makarov Make it back alive, and I'll tell you, got it?

RO ...
Deal.
Think about where to start before I come back.

RO Then let's begin.
I'm handing ops to you, Makarov.
First, deploy our forces here...

EP. 04-4N  One-Week Teammates Ⅳ (2)

RO reached the search area.

Makarov RO, the local Sangvis signal outpost has been neutralized.
You can conduct your search in peace.

RO Good job!
I'm searching the area for signs. Hopefully they remembered our code...

Makarov Hurry up. Sangvis troops are no threat anymore, but the same can't be said for their artillery.

RO I know. Let's just say the bots they've put here are simply for testing their artillery...

Makarov Humph, how lavish of them. They have no qualms wasting things they didn't make themselves.

RO We really can't say for sure just how many tricks Sangvis Ferri have up their sleeve...
But if this artillery attack had been launched for the purpose of wiping us out, our situation would've been much direr.

Makarov ...

RO What is it?

Makarov RO...
What if...we ARE the targets?

RO What are you talking about? If that were the case, we'd have been dead long ago.
And as you see, their aim is completely random. Only one shell hit 92...
...
Or can it be...

Makarov RO, we're also targets being used to test their artillery.
The enemy ringleader has probably discovered us right from the start, and is only toying with us...or messing with us...

RO You...You've got to be joking...
Then the next shell will be aimed at...

Makarov ...!
RO, find cover!

BOOM...!!

Makarov RO! Come in!
RO! RO635!!

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Recording starts playing...

AR-15 It's been a long time, RO.
I don't know if this will be our last call, but due to my current situation, I'll have to cut the long story short.
I probably...can't ever return to the AR Team.
You know, sometimes that's just the way things are. You work hard, but you still end up with a mess.
Enemies, orders, or even just plain bad luck... So many things can ruin your plan...
M16 once said, the difference lies in whether we give up just like that, or we prepare for the worst and keep going.
If you don't see me next time, that means the worst has happened...
But I've already prepared for it. How about you, RO?
Have you prepared...to return to the AR Team?
Of course, you have your own ideas and choices to make... So all I want to say is...
I'm sorry. Forgive me for what I said. You've always been exemplary. I know that.

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RO ...
AR-15...
Wait for me...

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Boisterous voice Hey! I found RO! She's over here!

Mellow voice Thank goodness. Just a few scratches on her...

Stern voice Don't just stand there. Dig her out!

Boisterous voice Okay! Hurry up, girls!
Allez! Ola! Olé!

Stern voice Shut up, AAT. Be quiet!

Boisterous voice ♪ Go, go, go! Ale, Ale, Ale! ♪

Stern voice You're even singing now. That song is over 60 years old, Grandma!

Mellow voice Alright, we've got her.
But she's still out cold...

Stern voice RO! Wake up!
Hey, hey, hey, wake up!

RO Ugh...

RO Where...am I...?
...Heaven?

Type92 ...
(Sighs) Don't you think this is a bit too hideous for a heaven...?

STEN MkⅡ Maybe she hit her head?

AAT-52 Huh? Did she?
RO, you lost your memory?
Then I'll introduce myself again. I'm the elite T-Doll AAT-52. You are all my assistants so listen to me.

RO Come off it! Grow some chest before you think about pulling ranks on me, you blathering piece of tomato!

AAT-52 Quoi? What's so great about having big boobs?! I had to dig through an extra piece of rubble to pull you out!

Type92 Alright, all's good now that RO is fine. We're all safe.

RO Tsk... What the hell...
So you're all okay, and I've come here for nothing...

STEN MkⅡ No, Sangvis patrols almost found us...

AAT-52 We were gonna take them on despite the odds. We even backed up our neural clouds.
Thank goodness your troops got here and drew them away.

RO Ha... So the operation worked...

Type92 But you actually came here yourself...to confirm our whereabouts?
Have you considered your way of escape? This isn't something a commander should do, is it?

RO I told you... I might not be ready to take command...
Besides, I HAVE considered my way of escape...

Makarov Hey, RO! You still kicking?

RO Yeah... Everyone is fine, too. We're all safe.

AAT-52 Haha, it's Makarov! You're finally here!
Oh... Have you been crying? Your eyes are all red...

Makarov ...I rushed here from HQ during the night. I'm just sleep-deprived.

AAT-52 But...

Makarov If you keep asking stupid questions, I'm gonna plant all your dummies in the ground.
Anyway, I've called in troops to give you support. You'll make it out before they fire the next round.

AAT-52 Umm... Well... Haha...
In any case, we're finally back together tonight!

Type92 Indeed. The mission is accomplished, too.
Though...we'll have to part again soon...

STEN MkⅡ Huh? Why is that?

RO Don't you remember, Sten?
This team is assembled temporarily only for this operation.

STEN MkⅡ Oh, right... And we already have Document 36...
Even though Sangvis Ferri has completely destroyed the city...

Type92 They won't be cocky for long. Makarov will bring word of this back to HQ.
We will come up with something - against that large mortar, as well as the Sangvis ringleader hiding behind it.

STEN MkⅡ Yeah. All of us have gone through so much and learned a lot from this operation.
Even if we go our separate ways, I will never forget...

AAT-52 Don't be so melodramatic, Sten. It's not like we'll never see each other again.
Let's have a proper party once we get back tonight!

RO ...
Yeah...
It's not like...we'll never see each other again...
So girls, this isn't the end.

RO We will keep fighting, keep learning on our respective battlefields...
And we'll keep winning, until the day Sangvis Ferri is defeated for good.

Type92 ...
They say you're not quite the same as other T-Dolls. I think they're right.
You have...a will that Griffin T-Dolls lack.

RO ...I guess.
So this is why I came back - for Griffin's victory, for justice...

RO And...for vengeance...

RO I swear...
I WILL make them pay!
No matter what weapons they fire at us, what strategies they use, what conspiracy they have cooking on the stove...
So long as they cause destruction... So long as they wreak havoc...
I will definitely make them pay!

RO Please watch me, AR-15...
Our new play is about to begin.