Story/Emergency 11-1 (Part2)/Script
[With my help, RO635 successfully inserted the virus program.]
[We arrived at the ticket gate 5 minutes later, and SOP2 was the first to step up.]
RO635: Relax, Commander. The operation just now went very well, and Persica’s program was perfect, I’m sure everything will be fiー
Human Soldier: That doll over there, halt!
M4 SOPMOD II: Huh? You mean me?
RO635: (What, were we discovered?)
Human Soldier: Yes! You!
RO635: (Are we going to fight here? But even if we win, we won’t be able to get on the train… what should we do, Commander?)
Human Soldier: You’re holding an electronic pet, aren’t you? Even electronic pets need to have their ID verified! Who allowed you to just bring one on board?
M4 SOPMOD II: Huh, you mean I can’t? But he’s so small, if I stuff him into me he won’t count as a pet any more, right?
Human Soldier: I’m asking the questions here, doll!
RO635: ...Ahaha, s-sorry about that, we’ll provide ID for this pet right away!
[RO hurriedly puts together a fake ID for the Dinergate.]
RO635: Why do I have to do all this for a Dinergate...
Human Soldier: So it’s registered as an electronic product… hmph, get in then. And be more careful next time.
RO635: Yes yes, I will, I will...
[We boarded the train 2 minutes later and took the seats we booked in our cabin.]
M4 SOPMOD II: Wow! This seat is so soft, it’s just like the sofa in the Commander’s office!
RO635: Keep quiet, we might have made it past the electronic authentication, but if we make too much noise and the humans on the train ID us, we’re finished.
I was nearly scared to death just now, I don’t want to go through that again...
M4 SOPMOD II:But there’s nobody else in this cabin now, is there?
RO635: Maybe it’s because this train is emptier than most? According to my information, there ought to be security dolls in each train cabin...
M4 SOPMOD II: Hmph… maybe they’re shorthanded?
It’s been a long time since the previous battle,and the army isn’t going to maintain 24-hour surveillance in every single train station just to catch a bunch of PMC employees.
M4 SOPMOD II: Hehe, they’re still underestimating us.
So I guess the army failed that operation too? That’s why they don’t dare to be too arrogant now.
RO635: At the very least, they didn’t achieve their objective, but they’re definitely not going to give up on it.
M4 SOPMOD II: And neither will we! We’ll definitely find M4A1!
[The train began to move, and SOP2 studied the outside scenery in excitement. RO635 put on her earphones and lost herself in a world of her own, and I started up my seat’s electronic magazine.]
[The magazine was filled with fashion information, ads for commercial services and photos of the few remaining travel destinations left in the world, all utterly divorced from my current lifestyle…]
[I flipped to an ad with a half-length photo of the latest model of home service doll. Perhaps I was bored, but I began imagining how she would look with an Imprint and carrying a gun.]
[As I contemplated detail after detail, they wove together into a weighty desire to sleep, which gradually filled my brain…]
RO635: …Commander? Commander?
[After who knew how long, I was woken from a patchwork dream by RO635 and returned to reality.]
RO635: Commander, the broadcast just now said that we’d be reaching the station in 30 minutes. The train’s beginning to slow down.
[RO635 looked at the open page of the electronic magazine in my hand and gave me a strange look.
RO635: So you’re into this sort of thing, Commander?
Commander: Ah… I just happened to have that page open.
RO635: Hah… I guess… so you’re the kind of person who can happily go to sleep after seeing dolls like that, right?
M4 SOPMOD II: Hey hey! RO, Commander, what’s that!?
[RO635 and I looked out of the window.]
RO635: It’s a separation wall and a purification tower. Now put an ELID in front of both their names and you’ll understand.
M4 SOPMOD II: Huh? So that’s… the purification tower?
Uwah, it;s huge, it looks just like a city wall!
RO635: This is the newer model of purification tower built in ‘55. Look at its base. It even has caterpillar treads for movement.
It scatters neutralizing particles to break down Collapse Radiation and create a clean zone, ensuring that Collapse Radiation doesn’t contaminate the city.
Then there’s the separation wall behind it. It’s used to block wind-borne contamination and contaminated lifeforms. Of course, people without legal ID also stay outside those walls.
M4 SOPMOD II: Are they all to protect the city that we’re going to visit? This is seriously good treatment...
RO635: This is a big city. There’s no reason to abandon it so easily.
Also, it’s been a long time since WW3 and the Collapse. Life in the city ought to be back to normal… although it doesn’t have anything to do with us.
Still, life in the city is less familiar to us than in the contaminated regions outside… this mission might end up being trickier than we expected...