EP. 08-1E  Parader Ⅰ (1)

An hour after M16A1 went MIA.

Persica Commander... RO and SOP-II have made it safely back to 16Lab.
Once the inspection ensures that they haven't been infected with Parapluie, File No. 7 can be extracted.

Persica Naturally...you're most concerned about M16's safety, right?
Let's look for her as we wait...

Persica We can operate using the anti-jamming equipment.
They were left behind by RO during the last mission.
The field is only effective in limited areas, and they're all places they have visited before, but that should be enough for your troops.
Start from the first zone and search for M16, Commander.

EP. 08-1E  Parader Ⅰ (2)

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Agent I have brought Death to your doorstep.
Now, open your eyes...

Agent Look at me, Tactical Doll M4A1, look at me.

Agent It's time for your finale, and you must stay till the show is over.

M4A1 Cough…
A…gent…

M4A1 ...
No, wait...
This is...my neural cloud...?

Agent You just have to die... And you will, in just a few more seconds!

M16A1 ...Sorry, but she won't be dying here.

Agent ...!



M16A1 I'll spare you the wait! Go to hell right now,
Sangvis scum!

M4A1 ...
This is where my recollections began.
We were searching for Lyco's legacies in Safe House 3...
When we got ambushed by Agent...

M4A1 M16 saved me.
But circumstances forced us apart.

M16A1 ...We'll scatter to draw their fire. That'll buy you some time.

M4A1 But...if that Sangvis is still alive, you'll...!

AR15 Stop dawdling, M4! This is the safest way!

M4 SOPMOD II That's right, you're our only hope!

M4A1 ...Understood. Be careful.

M4A1 At that moment, I really did not want them to leave me all alone...

M4A1 Fortunately, I met the Commander.
And with the Commander's help, we were reunited...

M4A1 And torn apart again...

M4A1 In the end... In the end...
What happened...in the end?
Let me think...

M4A1 ...This? P08...?

M4A1 ...Or this?? Ouroboros...?

M4A1 That is not right... Everything is wrong...
I know. Those memories are all wrong...
All wrong! Dammit!
Why?! Why?! Why have I lost my memories?! Why can I not remember anything?!
What is...wrong...with me...
I...
Where...am I? What should I be doing?

Persica Oh? Have you come to, kitty cat?

Persica This is 16Lab, your birthplace.
Now let me run a check on your neural cloud...
Hmm... It seems...to be running just fine.

M4A1 Who...are you...?

Persica Persicaria, your creator.

M4A1 Why...did you create me?

Persica You are to be the leader of the AR Team and lead the best T-Dolls that I've ever created.

M4A1 T-Dolls...
Am I...a T-Doll?

Persica From now on, yes.
You're much cuter than I imagined, now that you've recovered...
I hope you can...give me the answers that Lyco couldn't...

M4A1 ...Lyco?
...What answers?

Persica Well...it's too early for that. Why don't we meet your new comrades first?

Persica Her neural cloud is experiencing violent fluctuations... Is this child dreaming?
A T-Doll...dreaming. Isn't that just ridiculous?

Persica turns and glances at M4A1.

Persica But then again...she's special...