Story/Emergency 9-2 (Part2)/Script
[2 hours later.]
M4 SOPMOD II: RO…?
RO635: Are you awake?
M4 SOPMOD II: How long was I out?
RO635: About… 2 hours?
M4 SOPMOD II: That long, huh… what are you doing?
RO635: Wasn’t M16’s box fitted with a small transmitter?
I was trying to boost its signal so the Commander would detect it. If we can make contact, we have a chance of getting away.
M4 SOPMOD II: Really? You can do that too?
RO635: Well, I can’t compete with you in terms of physical ability, but I’m still stronger than you in other areas.
Hm, alright, now we just need to wait for it to charge up.
M4 SOPMOD II: Does it still need to be charged?
RO635: Well, broadcasting an effective signal takes a certain amount of power.
I’ve been slowly transferring power to it from my backup power supply, so I can continue charging it without freezing up.
M4 SOPMOD II: That… that sounds really high-tech. Nobody in the AR Team’s done that before. This is a first.
RO635: Haha, I feel honored.
Oh yes, this is a good time to tell me stories about the AR Team in the past. Besides, charging the transmitter is going to take some time.
M4 SOPMOD II: Hm...
Stories about the past, let me think...
I’ve got it!
I remember the AR Team’s first exercise, that was a disaster!
...we spent a total of 5 hours on it.
2 hours of that was spent on M4A1 correcting her own orders.
During that time, we went into the wrong rooms, ended up soaking in cold water for about 20 minutes, shot the wrong target drones, and M4 even wrecked three clocks that startled her while they were reporting the time.
RO635: Huh… I didn’t expect that. Even a normal doll team leader wouldn’t make so many mistakes.
M4 SOPMOD II: It’s probably because she was a new model of command doll. You know, we thought we were in an elite team, but then we found out our team leader was unreliable.
And AR15… she’s the sort who focuses on the outcome. In the end, she practically had “I hate you” written on her face.
M4 was terribly frightened back then, and she asked M16 what to do. After all, M16-nee was the only one who would talk to her.
M16 told M4 not to worry about AR15, otherwise she’d only make more mistakes and make more people mad.
M4 went quiet for a bit, and then she told M16 that it wouldn’t solve the problem.
So she ran up to AR15 and apologized to her and said it wasn’t on purpose. In the end, AR15 glared at her and said, “You should have listened to M16” and walked off.
M4 was super scared, and she probably wanted to explain to M16 again, so she turned around but forgot that M16 was right behind her. So she practically ran into M16’s arms.
And the worst part was, M4’s buttstock smacked into M16’s tummy!
RO635: That… must have hurt.
M4 SOPMOD II: Oh yes, almost nobody saw M16 make that face before.
After that, M16 grit her teeth and said, “See, you made a bigger mistake. Now I’m mad too.”
RO635: Haha, and did you complete that operation?
M4 SOPMOD II: Somehow, but right at the end… here’s the important part, you have to hear this!
RO635: What is it?
M4 SOPMOD II: M4 did something shocking that made everyone cry!
RO635: Everyone? Did she do something that moved everybody?
M4 SOPMOD II: Well, ah… she set off a tear gas grenade.
We should have destroyed the last target, but M4 was too nervous…
She was the only one who messed up her actions. She was supposed to throw it while we were shooting, but she got the angle wrong, and so… it bounced back.
RO635: Hey… that isn’t something a doll ought to get wrong.
M4 SOPMOD II: So we were all screwed and we had a good time crying in the tear gas.
AR15 was crying as she went over to hit M4. As in, physically beat her up, you know?
But she couldn’t see anything, so she just stuck out her hand and shouted, “M4! You idiot!”
“You’re hopeless! Your brain is biological garbage, just like a lobster! I’m going to grab you by the collar and smack you a few times to physically detoxify your neural cloud! Just you wait! Just you wait till I grab you!”
And then M16 said, “Don’t be mad, AR15, at least we took out the target. Besides, M4 doesn’t wear anything with a collar, so all you can do is pull her hair like how human girls fight.”
RO635: Haha, I saw that in my previous team several times, over a packet of rations or two cases of mineral water...
Was M16 crying as well?
M4 SOPMOD II: Of course she was. That was pretty much the only time M16 cried so badly, thought I didn’t get a good look.
I was crying myself, of course, but I was also laughing… yeah, don’t you think it was super funny?
Everyone was so serious before the op started, but when they were crying and leaking snot and flailing around, I realised that they were just like me.
RO635: Then what about M4? What did she do while she was crying?
M4 SOPMOD II: She didn’t do anything!
But she was really crying, and she was crying really loudly, and she kept going, “It’s my fault! It’s my fault! I’m sorry!”
I’ve only ever seen them in movies, but she looked just like a bullied kid. I can’t believe she could imitate it so well!
Anyway it was super embarrassing, I couldn’t believe our leader was so useless! Hahaha, that was a disgrace. I really wish I could see it again, hahaha!
Aw… Although… I don’t think that’s quite likely any more...
You’ll have your chance. M16 must be waiting somewhere for us. And AR15… there’s a lot of things we haven’t verified about her, aren’t there?
As long as we stay alive, there’ll be something we can do in the future.
M4 SOPMOD II: Mm… RO, why do you think we have emotion modules?
M4 SOPMOD II: I once asked M16, and he said that might be to prove that we’re not just killing machines.
We have emotions, so we’re not like those cold, unfeeling military dolls....
But some people also say that emotions are our weaknesses, a sign that we’re flawed products…
What do you think? Are dolls defective because we have emotions?
RO635: I don’t know...
But the humans gave us emotion modules. Nobody would go out of their way to make their products inferior, right?
So… there must be a purpose behind all that.
M4 SOPMOD II: For all we know, they might have done it for fun. They might not care about us.
RO635: Hehe, if they really don’t care about us, then we’re free, aren’t we?
Not having an aim means not having order, Makarov once told me in a previous night battle.
M4 SOPMOD II: Wow… that’s… a very interesting way of looking at it, RO.
At least, I don’t regret being fitted with an emotion module, because that’s why I remember AR15 and M16 and work so hard to get back together with them again.
RO635: That’s true...
But unfortunately… emotions won’t help us in our current situation. Right now, we have to live.
RO635: We must… survive…