EP. 09-1E  Hawk and Hound Ⅰ (1)

At the AR Team's temporary safe house one week after M16A1's disappearance.

RO635 Hey...SOP2.

M4 SOPMOD II What's up?

RO635 Does the AR Team get into situations like this often?

M4 SOPMOD II What do you mean?

RO635 I mean right now... A situation where we've lost contact with HQ and are surrounded by hundreds of Sangvis troops in a run-down factory with only a single magazine of ammo left...

M4 SOPMOD II Well...I was in a similar situation a year ago when I got split up with M4 and the others, though there weren't this many enemies...

RO635 That is to say...it's even worse right now?

M4 SOPMOD II Mmmm... I guess so?

RO635 Right...right...

...RO suddenly stands up.

RO635 Yet you still opened fire on the enemy! SOP II! Didn't I say that we would sneak past that outpost!

M4 SOPMOD II I don't think it would've been possible to sneak past them under those conditions.
Rather than waiting to be discovered by the enemy, why not take the initiative ourselves?

RO635 I had already disguised our signals. Those low-level Sangvis troops wouldn't have been able to recognize us!

M4 SOPMOD II Even if we were right in their face?
Wow...it's that awesome?

RO635 Of course it is... Wait, that's not the point! What I mean is that you should trust me. I'm the commander and I won't put us into unnecessary danger, understand?

M4 SOPMOD II Alright, alright...
But that's pretty awesome, is it new technology from 16Lab?

RO635 Heh, what's even better is that I can scan the number of enemies behind me while running right now.

M4 SOPMOD II But we're not running right now...

RO635 That's why I said "now"! Run, they're going to surround us!
Want to guess how many Sangvis troops are on our tail, you little troublemaker?!

M4 SOPMOD II Lemme see... A little over a hundred?

RO635 Stop looking and run!
Aaaaah! Help us, Commander! Hurry and locate our position already!

EP. 09-1E  Hawk and Hound Ⅰ (2)

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RO635 (Panting) We've...lost them...right?

M4 SOPMOD II I think so... I'm not picking up any signals.

RO635 (Panting) Chasing after Judge on foot... Not only did we fail to capture her, (panting)...we even got lured into a jamming area ourselves. All our communications are completely blocked and there are several hundred Sangvis troops out there looking to kill us...
(Panting) We're almost out of ammo and power...and the worst part is having to carry this big case around... (panting)
If I had known that I would be suffering like this... I would've...would've stayed with Team Palette. At least AAT's nagging isn't fatal...or at least not so soon... (Panting)...

M4 SOPMOD II Pfft...hahahahaha!

RO635 How...are you still...(panting) able to laugh...at a time like this...?

M4 SOPMOD II Sorry, sorry. It's just that you're rambling on and on! Aren't you supposed to be the shining beacon of excellence, RO635?

RO635 Tch...you got me...

M4 SOPMOD II What? Are you drained of energy already?
You need to exercise more, RO, and do more logistics work.

RO635 Shush! It's because I'm a command-type T-Doll!
Yet, you... How is your stamina so good?

M4 SOPMOD II Because this is my specialty.
Within the AR Team, I specialize in long-distance tracking! It's my role!

RO635 (Sigh) And here I thought your role was supposed to be the interrogator after we track a target down, even though you can hardly call it interrogation...

M4 SOPMOD II Sorry for making you suffer, but I didn't want to miss the chance at locating M16.
You always sounded so serious before, RO, and it always felt like there was something between us. This side of you is much cuter!

RO635 Cute? Is this the time to be calling me cute?!

M4 SOPMOD II This angry side of you is also very cute.

RO635 Don't think that you can get through this one with flattery. I've repeatedly told you to follow instructions. Do you understand the consequences of your actions?

M4 SOPMOD II I know...but I had to do SOMETHING...
Aren't you the same as well, RO? You could have stayed behind, yet you still decided to come with me.

RO635 (Sigh) That's because I promised the Commander that I would bring all of you back. Both you and M16.

M4 SOPMOD II Mhm...I believe in you, as you've proven that you honor your promises.
You're a true member of the AR Team now.

RO635 I'm very happy to hear you say that...but what should we do now?

M4 SOPMOD II I don't know... I'm feeling very sleepy...

RO635 You must be approaching your limits... You haven't rested for an entire day, after all.
Get some rest now. I'll keep watch.

RO635 I need to think of a way to restore communications... But how...