EP. 07-4E  Retrieval Ⅳ (1)

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Three minutes later, location targeted by Sangvis artillery.

Makarov Bozhe moy...
Are you star-spangled T-Dolls all this prone to heroics?

RO635 Haha...
Probably. We're never known for our levelheadedness...

AAT-52 Ah, you're finally smiling, RO.
I thought you'd changed after joining the AR Team.

RO635 Well...
The AR Team has very different dynamics. It's easy to become affected without realizing it...

Makarov (Sighs) That's why it's a surprise you guys managed to survive this long...
Always doing such crazy things. I'm not just talking about AR-15... You...
You lot...can actually die, you know...

RO635 Carpe diem, I guess. We succeeded though, at least for this time.

Makarov Humph, just barely.
But you did manage to make yourself useful as a team leader.

RO635 (Sighs) You have no idea how troublesome our operation was...
Thank goodness Miss Persica's hacking program is working. The muzzle velocity of the last shot was indeed significantly weakened.
Thanks everyone. Sten and AAT, thank you for helping us in taking over all the bases surrounding the mortar.

AAT-52 Heheh. With that, The Jupiter mortar's power will be greatly impaired.
So Sangvis Ferri's new toy isn't invincible after all!

STEN MkⅡ But...what about Makarov and the others?
They're hurt and pinned down, not to mention Dreamer's troops are still searching for them...

RO635 (Stands up) Let's meet up with them first, and I'll contact the commander.
Don't worry. Everyone will be fine.

RO635 Commander, this is RO635.
We have successfully neutralized Sangvis Ferri's mortar. It poses no more threat to us.

RO635 However, we might encounter Dreamer and her forces along our retreat route.
Please keep us safe, Commander. I'll see you back at Griffin Control.

EP. 07-4E  Retrieval Ⅳ (2)

The morning after the rescue mission.
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Makarov According to 16LAB's analysis, Dreamer has been operating through her dummy this whole time.

RO635 As expected... She still has a lot of aces up her sleeve...

RO635 Still...she's nothing but a hypocritical coward...
In any case, we made it back, so it's a job well done. We can all relax for the time being.

AAT-52 We're heading out for a big dinner tonight. You coming, RO?

RO635 Uh... You guys go on ahead. I have to talk to M16 and SOP-II.
Let's say our goodbyes here. See you around.

Sten MK-2 Hmm... So our squad won't be dissolved, right?
Even though Miss RO is in another team, we're still members of Squad Palette, aren't we?

RO635 That's right, we are companions for life.
The higher-ups have promised to preserve the serving records of Squad Palette for us.
And if I ever need help, you'll be the first to know.

RO635 I know.
I'm not a T-Doll that only acts on orders...
I know my own responsibilities.

...Midnight, three hours after RO635 finished reporting to the commander.
...Click.

Persica RO. Hey, RO...
RO, do you copy?

RO635 ...
Hello?
Oh...Miss Persica...?

Persica So...
I read the report. How was the program? Did it work?

RO635 Uh...
Sort of... It was a bit awkward to work with, but we got the hang of it.

Persica That hacking program...was coded from a Sangvis authorization module.
We only managed to crack it last month...

RO635 Ah...now that you mention it...
That's what the AR Team risked their lives to get in Safe House 3, isn't it?

Persica Hmm... Kind of...
They're all...relics from the past...

RO635 Relics...? You humans are such troublemakers...
That's why we're having so much trouble...

Persica (Chuckles) Solving our trouble is what motivated us to develop Doll-making technology in the first place.
By the way...why is your voice all mumbly?

RO635 Mmm...
I had a couple of drinks with M16...
Would you like to talk to her?

Persica Not now...
Are they safe?

RO635 Yes. SOP-II's neural system has stabilized. She's undergoing repairs right now.
M16 and I have been chatting about stuff at the bar...
Like work...Griffin...Sangvis Ferri...M4...
And AR-15...

Persica ...
I'm sure M4 will be fine...
As for AR-15... I'm still working on it...
What about you, RO? Are you okay?
I was really worried...you know...

RO635 I know...
I must become even stronger than AR-15 in order to avenge her.
I can't wait to prove myself...

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M16A1 Ah, finally. That was quite a long call.

RO635 Let's continue the convo. Comment on my squad?

M16A1 Not bad. If AAT cuts down on the noise, I'd give an eight.
You've really improved a lot, RO.

RO635 Yeah...I'm doing it for you.
All of this is for you guys, for the AR Team...

M16A1 ...
Stop saying "you", RO.
You're now one of "us" and our true companion...
So have you decided on what to do?

RO635 ...

RO635 Of course.
I told you. This is why I've returned to Griffin.

RO635 Cheer up, M16.
Our vengeance is about to begin.