EP. 07-2E  Retrieval Ⅱ (1)

AAT-52 M16, are you...okay?

M16A1 ...I'm fine. I'll live.
In any case, we must get to their location first and find out if...

AAT-52 Um...don't worry too much.
Our squad has come under Jupiter's barrage a few times before and has come up with some contingencies.

M16A1 Well... I certainly hope they worked...
We underestimated Dreamer's computing capacity. Maybe this is all part of her plan.

RO635 M16, I have just contacted the commander.
Execute your preset strategem to rescue SOP-II and my squadmates as soon as all nearby Sangvis units are cleaned up.

M16A1 Understood. Then you'd better head back first, AAT.

AAT-52 Huh? Are you sure you don't need my help?

RO635 M16 can manage this alone. It's a fool-proof plan that the commander and I devised together.
Besides, I need your help over here.

AAT-52 Got it. Then make sure you bring everyone back, M16!

M16A1 I will.
Commander, I'm leaving the enemies ahead to you!

EP. 07-2E  Retrieval Ⅱ (2)

...M16 arrived at SOP-II's location.
The base has been bombed to ruins.

M16A1 SOP-II, do you copy? I've arrived at the base.
Are you still in there? I'm coming in now.

...!

M16A1 The ground is littered with Sangvis body parts. There are bullet holes and scratches all over the walls...
What on earth happened here...

STEN MkⅡ Um...Miss M16.

M16A1 Miss Sten! Where are you?!

STEN MkⅡ I'm...I'm in the underground air-raid shelter.
You'll find the security mechanism behind the control interface. The passcode is "6FPIZX4V".

M16A1 reaches the basement...

STEN MkⅡ Ah...Miss M16.
Is it safe out there?

M16A1 Yes. Where's SOP-II? Is she not with you?

STEN MkⅡ ...
I'm sorry, Miss M16...
It was too horrific back then. SOP-II asked me to stay here in the shelter...
And went out there alone to deal with the situation...

M16A1 What situation?

STEN MkⅡ After the barrage... Dreamer...showed up herself...

M16A1 ...?!
Dreamer... Did she attack SOP-II?

STEN MkⅡ It was mostly just small units. They were nothing to SOP-II...

M16A1 Then by "horrific", you were referring to...

STEN MkⅡ SOP-II... She's absolutely horrific...
That's why I didn't dare leave the shelter until you're here...
I have an audio recording of what happened...

Sten passes a tape to M16.
M16 plays the recording...
...

M4 SOPMOD II (Pants)...
Is that it? Is that all the junk you can command?

Dreamer ...I seem to have underestimated you, SOP-II.
Intruder did say you're a freak. Now I finally see what she meant...
I finally see how far you would go to satiate your desires.

M4 SOPMOD II Freak? How am I a freak?
I just want to have fun...
Hanging out with my friends at Griffin and tearing you lot apart are all ways of having fun.

Dreamer Then that's the problem.
You know, right? Desire isn't something a T-Doll should have.

M4 SOPMOD II Sorry, but my head isn't much good for thinking about such complicated stuff...
Just tell me who you are, and whether you'll scream when I dismember you.

Dreamer Me...?
I'm like you. I have a tiny problem in my neural system too.
The only way to fulfill myself is to feed my desires. Beings like us can never truly be happy.

M4 SOPMOD II The difference is...
You have a nice voice. Your scream must be very pleasing to the ear...

Dreamer There's another difference between the two of us.
You gain satisfaction by inflicting physical pain - a thrilling method, no doubt, but a bit lacking in artistry...
As for me... I prefer destroying my victims' hopes with words, power...
And weapons, too, of course...

M4 SOPMOD II ...!

Dreamer Time for a riddle, SOP-II.
"I stopped you from going after AR-15 with artillery fire. Who am I?"

Dreamer "I deliberately fed information to AR-15 through the comms...
"...Leading her to investigate alone until she got a jamming module planted on her. Who am I?"

Dreamer "I brought the bigshot of Sangvis Ferri to Area S05 and caused the meltdown in M4A1's neural system. Who am I?"

M4 SOPMOD II ...

Dreamer I am Sangvis T-Doll SPACA, commonly known as Dreamer.
I once told AR-15 that she'd been chosen. And she's just the beginning.
I know what you are, SOP-II of the AR Team.
I know what you all will turn into...
And when...

Dreamer ...Which happens to be now.

M4 SOPMOD II ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH——!!
DIE! I'M GONNA KILL YOU, DREAMER——!

Dreamer Yes... Just like that...
Come, SOP-II. Kill me...
Find me, and give me happiness with your own hands...

M4 SOPMOD II Come out... SHOW YOURSELF!!
ARGHHHHHHH!

...
End of recording.

M16A1 ...

STEN MkⅡ I'm sorry, Miss M16. This is the only thing I could do at that time...

M16A1 You did the right thing, Sten.
Now I'm gonna take you back and make sure you're fine.
As for SOP-II... If anyone can track her down...

STEN MkⅡ We do have someone who can.
She's been monitoring everyone's whereabouts off the field.

...Click.

Makarov Dobryy den'.
I hear you could use some help?