Story/Singularity/Starting Point (Part1)
AK-12I can't bear to watch.
AK-12Griffin's forces are all retreating. Leaving her here would be certain death.
AK-12...What do you think?
Familiar VoiceAngelia didn't say we needed to take her back.
Familiar VoiceAnd you also said our mission this time round was to observe and not participate until given orders from our superiors.
AK-12So it would be alright... if she died?
Familiar VoiceOrders are orders. Dolls cannot defy their orders.
AK-12I know you can. And you know that you're authorized to.
Familiar VoiceAre you encouraging me to disobey my orders?
AK-12As I recall, disobeying orders was your stock in trade.
AK-12Therefore, satisfy my curiosity, please.
Familiar VoiceWell, that's true.
Familiar VoiceAfter all, nothing we do would be a surprise, given the name of this unit.
Familiar VoiceThen let me ask you a question, AK12. Is Team 'Defy' shorthanded?
AK-12Hmph, you cunning little minx...
AK-12Well, perhaps we're missing just the one.
AK-12In that case, Defy will welcome its second temporary member.
AK-12Don't let her drag us down, because this team...well.
AK-12It's made of brand new elites.
AK-12It's no different from an actual battlefield at this point...
AK-12I honestly couldn't imagine that a PMC could actually trigger such an uproar, just going by the data we received.
AK-12Although, this ought to be a good thing, right? For us, at least, moving around will be simpler.
AK-12Ah, it's time.
AK-12Is it time for us to board?
AK-12Ange, this is about the situation just now.
AK-12We've verified that a team of human soldiers attacked the safe house where object M4A1 was located.
AK-12The exact casualty status of Griffin is unknown, but we can be sure that M4A1 herself was left in place.
AK-12This is very strange, do you know why that would be?
AngeNothing strange about that. They must have their own aims.
AngeWhat about the disconnection procedure I had you execute?
AK-12I've verified it's completion, though it seems a little...flawed.
AK-12The doll M4A1 seems to be the center of attention for each side. Is it alright to not recover her?
AngeLet AR15 decide. She knows what to do.
AK-12You do know your old subordinates well.
AngeYou sound jealous.
AK-12Don't say I didn't warn you. Excessive self-confidence is a sin for commanders.
AngeOh, I know that better than anyone else.
AK-12Yet another troublesome day, and I can't help but worry...
AK-12Laws, systems, orders...why do humans have to live like dolls?
AK-12Have you thought about that question before...
AR-15... I'm prepping my gear, don't bother me.
AK-12Oh? And where are you going all by yourself?
AR-15Do you have to ask about everything? Ange gave me the privilege of acting on my own, didn't she?
AK-12Are you sure you want to go it alone? You're still got Parapluie in you now, right?
AK-12While it hasn't completely spread throughout your digimind, all your external connection functions have been locked down to avoid infection.
AK-12Therefore, you can't control dummies and you can't sync up with us about battlefield conditions. I trust I don't need to explain what that means.
AR-15Indeed, I can't use the Zener network, but I can still use the radio to establish basic comms. That's enough for me. I'm best suited to working alone.
AK-12I'm simply worried that you'll regret working alone afterwards.
AR-15...I've never regretted anything.
AK-12There's often a price to be paid for speaking in absolutes. Don't you want to hear about the new mission Ange handed down?
AR-15Go ahead for now.
AK-12Ange wants us to rescue M4A1
AR-15Are...you doing this on purpose?
AK-12On purpose? Whatever could you mean?
AR-15I don't believe it, this doesn't match the plan we started with.
AK-12Plans change. Just like your destiny.
AR-15Then let's head out.
AK-12Not planning to do it alone?
AR-15Do you love mocking people so much?
AK-12Haha, not under most circumstances, but your reactions are just too amusing.
AR-15There's still some distance from here to M4A1. What do you intend to do?
AK-12I'll hail a drone cab, and then we'll have a nice comfy ride to our stop. Sounds good?
AK-12Yeah, right. Of course we're going on foot.
AR-15Just the two of us, killing our way there?
AK-12There'll be a lot of surviving Griffin dolls along the way. When we recover them, we can temporarily overwrite their directives. That ought to be enough.
AK-12How about it? You want to help your old war buddies to some extent, right?
AR-15I don't care.
AR-15But there's no denying that it's the best way, so let's head out.