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The Spirit of Steel
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: HKSAR, PRC, Asia, The Earth, The Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe.
the continuation of BOMF right after the last point, WARNING SPOILER HEAVY
Chapter 4: Additional Damages
Sousuke asks the defeated M9 pilot to come out of the cockpit. He's about 30 years old from his appearence, but the noticiable point is that he's wearing a pilot suit like his own Mithril's pilot suit. That man wonders who's the one piloting the Savage as that pilot has already planned all the steps and knowing what M9 can do. Sousuke ignores his question and ask him to tell the origin of the M9, that man refuses, and the Savage grabs him by its hand: Even if the Savage doesn't squeeze him to death, the heat released by it will also kill him. The man surrenders and offers to tell all the stuff. But Sousuke is worrying about the Officer's actions, for he doesn't called him even the fight is finished......
That man seems to be entered Amalgam for a few days, and is shocked when Sousuke asks him if he's from Mithril before it. It's revealed that he's George Labulocke (from my crappy translation), former SRT from the Mediterranean Battlegroup, and where Clozort had hanged around before. From George's data, it's shown that his base was also being attacked and it's unknown if any survives. During the attack he was sent out with his M9 for a recon mission between the border of France and Spain, but when they finished and return to base via C-130, the base is already suppressed and they don't have much fuels left for escaping, so they surrender together with their M9. It's because Amalgam only had intelligence for M9s, so offering the usages, tactics, etc of the M9 by the pilot himself is a good term for the Amalgam, and they accepted, but the rest of the crew are unseen afterwards. It's also revealed that Amalgam's organization are scattered around the world in various places, while they don't have much large facilities, which means they can retreat at anytime and can rebuild their bases at will, and there seems no unified headquarters since most of the people don't even know the funds and appliances are prepared by whom. Sousuke comments that the organization are just like Internet,
since the organization can still work even if some part are damaged, and it's almost impossible to grab hold of the whole organization and destroy it.
(So don't expect a single fight will end all stuff once and for all) But on the other hand, if they want to take some actions, it'll be very slow to execute it.
George then revealed that it's Kurama who takes him here, and just about he's telling Sousuke where he is, an attack chopper approach his position, and he uses M9's Wire gun to destroy it. The Crossbow is too damaged to bring alone George, but he determines to let him go and fight alone. George don't understand why he'll fight on, and Sousuke says Amalgam owe him something, "They'd taken my most important thing, and I'll take it back." George asks why he can't follow better offers since they're mercenaries, but Sousuke says he's "not a mercenary anymore, but is an ordinary man." He then leaves George behind and runs away.
After rescuring the crew of the gladiator team, Lemon and his men picks up the whole team and leaves. One of them asks who are they, what are they going to do, and even suspects Lemon are cheating them all along. But then Lemon says it's not planned for his meet-up with Nami and others, and he already only wanted to fiancially help their team and do nothing else, but once Sousuke comes to them his thought changed. He's so young to be put in fierce fights, so he want to follow such a trend as approaching that organization won't be easy, but he doesn't realize his aim are the same of theirs.
Sousuke arrives at the observation bunker as George indicated, and after some repairs with his Crossbow he leaves it behind and starts his search on foot. This place is heavily guarded, and just he's thinking what to do, Kurama shows up from the bunker in front of him and grabs hold of Nami, shouting that he know Sousuke is here, and tells him to show up in 10 seconds or she'll be killed. Sousuke is planning what to do within the seconds, planning what to do if he wants both him and Nami can survive------but he's sure Kurama will kill him or her for sure, and he's not going to die right now since he has so much thing have to do against Amalgam------One second left.
Kurama said: "Oh, I changed my mind."
He pushes Nami out of his way and shot her in the back. All 3 shot hits. She falls to the ground.
Without making any noise, Sousuke is stunned in place with shock.
TO BE CONTINUED.
Obviously ,hope is the first step to the road of disappointment.
But no fear, people can only overcome disappointment when one still has hope in the mind.
So keep on fighting UNTIL THE GOAL IS REACHED!!
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