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The Spirit of Steel
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: HKSAR, PRC, Asia, The Earth, The Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe.
second part of the exciting NOT
Chapter 2: On the journey
A married electricial enginner named Michell Danpiere (my crappy translation), worked in Renault, who just paid visit to World Exhibition Centre along a river in Moscow (note: doesn't exist in reality) which's holding a car show. As well as their honeymoon vacation, the newly-married wife followed as well, but their dreams were broken due to Russians' treatments, so in order to please the unhappy wife they're travelling back to Paris in a hurry......
------That's the present identity of Lemon. They're now in Sheremetyevo International Airport (in Moscow), and as they sat downat a corner he groans for a bit. His wife-----who is Wraith in fact-----scolds him about doing so, but her tone and actions are so softthat she's speaking these near to his ear, so that others will think that tehy're just having a little chat among lovers. (As a side note, her appearance doesn't make her looks like an Asian at all, and these kind of makeup will just spend ten minutes or so everyday, so god knows how she'll look like if she really wants to do so). Lemon replied taht he hasn't have a good rest for 5 days: at day he has to pretend as a tourist, but at night he has to sneak into every libraries in Moscow. Wraith corrected that it's her who did the investigations, and Lemon said it's because he doesn't know any Russian.
They're sent by Tessa to investigate all kind of written stuff related to the experiment happened in Soviet Union 18 years ago, and since those kind of files aren't electronified, they had no choice bt to come to Moscow in person. During the chat, it's found that Wraith had just lived in Moscow for a period in the past, possibly in Russian People's Friendly University (sort of), which is famous to take students from Communist states of Third World. There're also some people, which all intelligence agents will know this fact, that are trained as a spy using teh name of oversea study in this place.
He still can't find her real name (especially teh name Lemon is also an alias), though he asked her about it during the journey, but she replied that she won't tell him since he has a Japanese friend, and as he tried to ask more she became angry about it. Still, she's so beautiful even without makeups, well-educated, and when compared with "Spies using Brains" Lemon, her physical abilities are far more superior. She has got certainly something taht will interest him as a man, but in these 5 days as couples, he has no chance to approach her personally. (PREVERT! ARE ALL FRENCH LIKE THIS?)
Still, there're some successes. In teh search within library of Science Faucalty, Wraith found the target document and the names upon it, and has transmitted those to TDD via satellite transmission, all they had to do now is to escape.
Lemon suddenly stands up, saying that he want to find something to eat. He asks Wraith if she wants anything, and she replies if there're Hershey's Kiss (chocolate), just buy those. He teases her for a bit before she urges him to buy that softly-----and kisses his face for once. (All are pretended ort what?) He then went to a snack stall, bought 2 pieces of Piroshki and 2 bottles of Volvic (Minerial Water), and as he bought some chocolate (no Hershey's Kiss) before he tries to spend all Russian Rubles at hand, the female shopkeeper asks him if he has any USD in English with strong accents------which he indeed has some but he still pay those rubles and she stared at him with an unpleasant face.
As he paid his $ and left, he immediately finds soemthing's wrong. A few men in suits are talking with the airport staff at the terminal's entrance------by their gestures, they must come from the State Security and they're asking something with some photos at hand. One of the staff pointed at one point in the concoarse: The place where Lemon were sitting.
Ouch. He immediately feels it. At this point from his memory, he hadn't committed any faults that leaked his real identity which will lead to be tracked down. At least he can't think of any right now, but from their reactions, those guys must be finding......
Wraith stands right behidn him unnoticed (possibly knowing the fact and sneaked towards him unnoticed), and dragged him to a corner that those men won't be able to see them, and in the progress she prevents him from making any noise. They wonder how they know their presence------there were only Tessa and Gavin Hunter who're supposed to know about their arrival. Nevertheless, both of them started moving away from them in order to escape from their posible inhuman torture. At the corner of the terminal and using Lemon's body as cover, Wraith picklocked a locked, staff-only door in just 5 seconds without anyone's notice and went in. Confiming no one's following, Lemon went into the door as well, and both of them are moving through this staff-only corridor while dodging some staff workers on the way. Because they only remember the rough picture of the network, so it'll be luck to determine if tehy can escape from this terminal.
After hiding in a small storeroom, Wraith whispered at Lemon about how the intelligence leaked. Lemon admited that he didn't know, but Wraith grabs hold of him and point a small knife at him, askign if he had reported something to DGSE------his background of DGSE is also suspectable, so it'll be better for her to kill him on spot before escaping on her own. It's obvious that Wraith is angry, but in fact Lemon is even angrier: This idiot, is it the time for suspecting upon the partner instead of escaping together? Even so, after living together for a few days, how can she has no feeling towards him, this gentleman-like, smart and sexy guy? Is she a lesbian? (Lemon, WTF......Are you those kind of self-loving people?)
Still, Lemon said taht he knew Wraith's secret: her name. Yesterday he checked some of the Korean female names and, by his superior linguistics (......) he soon found out that her name seems consist of Gold, Eggs and Woman (he spoke those in English as Wraith feels shocked) and that comes up something like Kim Ok Huee, and when written in Japanese Kanji it'll be a super-funny......And he's stopped by Wraith. (In fact, if written in Kanji using Japanese meaning, Kim Ok literially means men's nuts. I just forgot what taht called in English.)
Wraith seems now more than angry and may cut his throat at anytime, but instead she ceased to do it, sighing that this move is so stupid and picked out the booklet of the terminal, planning for the escape. She soon found that there should be pipelines at the ground floor and they can escape by following those------but when Lemon asks her to say sorry, she just ignore him and started running.
As they travelled within the damp, old passages and arrived at a locked door, they heard there're some officers with their dogs above the stairs, but Wraith already picklocked the door and both of them pushed through the door. But before moving on, Lemon picked out the wrapping papers of those chocolates and tear them to a fitting size, putting them into the covering board as they closed it: the pursuiters may be aware of any traps if they see these.
These underground passages are so dark and without maintainence that fogs of water and smells of oil are everywhere. Predicting the footsteps, they should had escaped the terminal already. Wraith is still good and well, but Lemon is already exhausted even though he had practiced jogging in the past, probably because of his nervous feeling. Still they kept on moving upstairs and out of a concrete hut which stored lot of stuff, and tehy arrived at the airport's sliding way for going through hangars. Behind them is teh airport's wall, and both of them started running as a nearby plane's engines roar up just 100m ahead------which stopped by signal as they saw some police cars from the terminal as well. Lemon feels that it's impossible to run away now but he didn't speak that, and decided to help her escape by lending the shoulders for jumping through the barbed wires even though he didn't want to do so if he needn't......
In front of him, Wraith suddenly stopped. He also spotted that: behind a small dump ahead, a young man comes out: Silver-haired, wearing a bloody-red jacket, and by the spotlight upon his face he nearly mistaked him as a woman, as Wraith whispered in horror:
The Amalgam comittee who're not known about his status, brother of Tessa.
How's he supposed to be here?
Seeing them on spot, Leo says hello to the long-time-no-see Mithril agent with a smile that making him seems to be living outside of the world, saying that he also has some issue in Moscow for that document, and since they're doing an interesting investigation and he wants to know more, so he asks the security force to help a bit. (Note: It's not so obvious in English, but in Japanese, Leo is using a stronger, firmer "俺" [Ore] instead of the long-used "僕" [Boku] for representing himself) So it's not a leak: it's him who realized their presence even they don't know how he does it. (His forehead has a vertical scar among his long hair, making the scar seems to be his third eye) Wraith asks if he's the one who leaked these info, and he answered initially they wanted to bring them secretly to him, but they escaped so he has to act one step earlier: he even predicted that she may use a knife to assault him, so she whispered to Lemon for a plan of his escape and contacting his fellows------the approaching vehicles are all containing people who want to catch them, no matter what organization they're from, so they can't waste any moments. Finishing the words, Wraith rushed towards Leo and casts a powerful stab, while Lemon runs towards the wall behind even though he has doubts in mind.
But Wraith's attack missed as Leo just moved for a little, and after she spinned a round in the air she was suppressed on the ground, but even so she shouted at Lemon and telling him to escape. He prepared to jump upon the wall, but his right leg was shot by Leo's gun. He then whispered at Wraith, saying his physical strength isn't as weak as his sister, as he breaks her shoulder making she screams in pain like a female, meanwhile Lemon wanted to beat him up but his body can't. Leo then comments her voice is cute and sexy as he licks her face (......) when the police arrived on the scene, asking them what tehy're doing. He answered he's capturing the two alive, still the officer tells them to stand down since he's also suspected for causing injuries and illegal entrance------so at least they aren't friendly towards Leo either. The security men are pointing their guns towards Leonard and there're armoured vehicles nearby in an attempt to catch them, but he's still staying calm as a black AS emerged from ECS between him and teh officers' about 10m distance------which looks like Codarl units-----and fired upon the security upon Leo's command. These 10 shot/s auto weapons are smashing armour pieces around, killing teh officers without any trace. Lemon's ears even became abnormal due to the firing and explosions, as Leonard is laughing as if he's watching some commentary programs of a soccer match, even though he seems tried to resist to do so. Hell, he had just killed lots of people......
The black AS picked up Leonard and carried him into the cockpit as 2 armoured car fired their machine gun, which the AS shortly disposed of. Wraith tried to get up by her pinned right arm, while waving her left arm at Lemon to notify him to escape via the hole------part of teh wall has been damaged by the wrecks of the cars destroyed, but Lemon can't due to the blood loss and wounds in the legs, so he use his eyes to tell her to run away by herself. She hesistated, but then she still left the scene with haste despite she'll be hurt everytime she breathed. The black AS then fought with the 2 Savages guarding around, and by using Lambda Driver the two were soon destroyed. The whole airport is now engulfed in flames as Leonard picked up Lemon rudely while he wondered where she is------his sensors, even there're infrared ones, didn't seem to find Wraith out. Still he chose to left the scene as his AS flew up into the air, then to the west. Lemon wondered how Wraith escaped and slowly became unconscious when he remembered the face of the girl who can't be seen again.
The "investigation" that Tessa called for seems to be within the ruins of eastern Soviet Union. Sousuke has also followed. The 2 Pave Mare had been flying for 40 hours despite of a few stops of checks and refuel, because they must take off from TDD in Atlantic and flew across the North America, passing Pacific through Alaska. Using normal planes they can just use 1/3 of the time, but they need to use the copters because of carrying the 2 AS as well. Mithril as now didn't have any convenient stops and transporting network, in the past they can just disassemble the AS into the transport planes and assemble them again secretly on the scene if they're about to do such a long-range transport, but now they can only assure the safety of certain resupply points. Even so, Sousuke thinks that this long-range journey is a chance for Tessa to improve her depressed emotions, but still she's still tirelessly working with a laptop, giving command to Darna or talking with some people seriously without sleeping. The crew told her to rest, but even she put on teh blankets her eyes are still open and stared at the darkness outside. He doesn't know what to do. He tried to talk with her, when it's about work then she'll talk in detail, but regarding her health she just answered it's alright. She didn't actively start a conversation, and he has lots to say to her as well.
The last point of the airlift is on the cargo ship "Bernie Worrell" on the Bering Sea near Kamchatka Penisula. It appeared to be a Liberian container ship, but it's all teh hard work of the scattered, original Melida Base members who tried to get such a ship------without the containers 5 large copters can land at once. After landing the pilots ordered to check the copters, as there're 2K km distance to cover on the two-way trip coming up, and they need to turn on ECS all the time since they're now in Soviet land. Since there're at least one hour of work, Sousuke decided to jog on teh deck, but it turned out he has to stop a lot to talk with the former Melida comrades, so he stopped on 2 laps instead of the planned 3, lokking at the sea near the bridge.
Kurz appeared and say that the checks needed to be done for some more time, but Sousuke feels strange about him during the short conversation: he seemed too youthful, and during the preflight discussion withing the team, he doesn't say much with Mao that they seemed to be isolated with each other. As such, Sousuke asked him about if he had been argued with Mao lately, and his reaction was so strange that he asked him why he thinks so. (Everyone else doesn't seem to observe this) He replied that he just felt they're different than in the past, and he said that they didn't------but Sousuke feels that he doesn't want to speak so he falls slient. Then Kurz determined to say these to him, and his face sticks slose to his ears, saying that he tell him these bearing the risk of leaking out because of his character, but he thinks that he has the right to know as he's one in the powerful trio. Sousuke understands and he said that he won't tell others, but he thinks that something terrible may come up (such as Mao got serious diseases, relatives did some mass-killing, spotting UMAs during missions, etc). Kurz then tells him that he slept with Mao lately, but then Sousuke didn't really understand what that means, nor feel surprising about that. Kurz feels strange that he didn't feel surprised, still he can't understand or, thinking they just had a nap during a mission. (LOL) Kurz became furious about Sousuke's inability to understand the meaning behind, and when he was told to use simple words to clarify that, Kurz shouted out loud that it's about sex. At the same time Tessa (who's probably borrowing a place for showering) appeared at the bridge's entrance and staring at them, making the two frozen in place, especially for Sousuke who returned to the old expression that sweating heavily while completely frozen. (ROFL) She then said that she seemed to had disrupted them while stepping back, but the two soon came up an excuse about how much Semtex should be used to sink this ship, still she ran away back to the bridge with whatever thoughts she may had.
Kurz feels back for embarassing her, but then he told Sousuke that their relationship had become like that. he indeed felt surprised, but Kurz said that he doesn't feel him feels so from his face, and didn't change anything despite so much had been happened with Chidori, which made him feel sad when he remembered her face------they didn't have any trace of her, and he thought to leave TDD and find her alone, but it won't change much so it's better to stay with the comrades against Amalgam. Then Sousuke asked when will be the wedding, and since Mao is in high-salary class so even with 100 sheep can't even succeed. (It's not Afghanistan damnit!) Kurz then replied that they won't get wed, but it doesn't something like ONS, as after the preflight meeting he was called by her------Sousuke remembered that she started scolding him about various reports, and thinking it's just normal so leaves the room with others------and they had another round in the near storeage despite he said they can't in that place. (......) At the same time Sousuke had some strange feeling that he wanted to kill him like someone's eating expensive stuff while he's hungry (WTF? Hey Sousuke, does that mean......OTL) ------and it's a kind of displeasement. Kurz then commented that she never said "I love you" as such to him, and Sousuke jumps to the conclusion that she doesn't, making Kurz faints since he indeed find the worng person to talk about------but as he said, there's nothing to hide in the team. As they're talking an UH-46 landed on the ship and a person jumped out of that. It's Gavin Hunter, whose voice even surpassed the noise of engines, telling there's a gift from a beautiful girl for Sousuke: The Fairy's Feather.
The copter's crew quickly assembles the Fairy's Feather on the shoulder of Laevatein, as Hunter himself is running around talking about technical issues with the crew. Still Sousuke got a chance to talk with him------about Kalinin. He indded shot him, but he still doesn't know if he really wants to kill him, since it'll be a bullet in the head if he wants to. Sousuke falls slient and since Hunter knew their relations, he asked him about how's Laevatein. Sousuke said it's not bad, and he wants to thank him for long, but Hunter replied he should do so to her------pointing at a girl, he said that she's the one who saved AL, and that's the one who was "that girl" who had been recovered: In April of last year, before he met Chidori, an agent from the Intel Department wanted to save a girl from a KGB facility, but he's dead before Mithril forces arrived. Hunter went back to work, btu Sousuke can't recognize the girl at once because, at that time, she doesn't only looks terrible, her condition was so bad that she can't talk, and because of teh drugs she may not even walk on her own. The girl is now talking with Tessa, and despite they met at the first time the atmosphere is so friendly that they seemed to had known another------like the first time Chidori and Tessa met. Tessa noticed his presence and waved at him to go there, introducing the girl to him. She's indeed Miller, and she remembered his name which he told her long ago. At that point, even though he remembered those bits in mind, they now seemed to from a life before now, and after one year and a half it's not the same person------not her, but himself.
Leaving the two along, Tessa walked to the brdige and confirmed some stuff with Hunter. It's unsure that if "Fairy's Feather" can be used or not, they had done whatever they can but there's no guarantee. Tessa thought there won't be a chance to use that, but he doesn't think so------they both knew the explosions in Moscow airport, and Hunter confirmed Lemon and Wraith are there, but they had lost contact for 30 hours. He said the place they're going will be more dangerous of others' detection (with hidden words of telling her to stop), but Tessa had no thought or signs of going back.
The copters takes off again and flying eastwards, crossing Bering Sea. Because of such stupid thing happened on the ship, Sousuke became harder to talk with Tessa (and he's still resisting to call her name directly), but it's not really the thing that bothered him. At some point, she suddenly appeared and asking if she can sat beside him since he just beed to board the AS 30mins before landing, and he agreed. Now she looked even thinner than she should be, and he waited for her to speak with him, but she's just staring at the chair in front of them, without saying anythig. What she's thinking in her mind?
Then suddenly she asked about the injury in Namsk, but then she falls slient again. Finally it's Sousuke who started to speak about the embarassment before, but she said that she han been adapted that for long, though she's surprised that Sousuke will talk about those stuff as well, and she indeed knew what's between Mao and Kurz (because their relation is just like Sousuke and Kurz), surprising Sousuke altogether. Nevertheless she's surprised between the two, and said that Mao had indeed lots to worry about like age difference or if Kurz is just playing around, while Sousuke is imagining the situation of the two's dating, but comes up with nothing positive. (lol) He then said that they can't be in the same team anymore, because Mao's job is to made a desision to abandon him or Kurz on the field in a second, but now such "more than a friend" thought may affect her desision making in some ways.
And in an instant, Sousuke suddenly understands something that a normal people should had understood earlier: about his issue with Tessa. She did admitted her feelings (AVDMC), but the reason of not crossing that line aren't really of afraid about the obvious answer, but was tightened up by her standpoint. He feels that's absurd for not even knowing this obvious stuff. Then he thinks about if things can just be not so complicated, or so traditional for her------if so, can teh same applies upon Kurz and Mao? His thought about the team's operation capability isn't wrong, since a delay for even a little time may lead to tradegies, but so what? This copter may still have little chance to crash------listing a lot of senseless theories are indeed senseless. Interrupting his thought, Tessa asked what happened, and he replied all will become strightforward eventually, so they can just team up as for now------he changed his mind. But Tessa commented that he won't say the same in the past, and ask him to rethink about it when lives are involved, though he shortly answered that he's serious all the time. Instead, he said that problems are upon her------she's indeed unnaturally intelligent and strong-willed, but she always think that she can change the world by planning and thinking, made impossible to possible, and for that she has been fought for long, challenging over the fate------still, can anyone control over fate? Any ability to control climates or create earthquakes? She said that they can do something similar if needed, but he then said the problem is here: she's not a god, but a human. It's a duty to care about teh lives of subordinates, but she thinks that she can control over their fates. He has been nearly dead for a few times, but no one can assure if he'll die by falling down onto the road by a stone, and that's what she needn't to care about these. She doesn't understand, so he continued that everytime someone died she'll scold and punish herself, mourning to avenge for them by annihiliating the enemy no matter the cost, so she should------this is a hard question to answer and he's doint the same to himself, but he tries to lie an extreme answer------let them go. Scuttle Mithril altogether, selling TDD and use those money to enjoy life, leaving Amalgam to do whatever they want. As for himself, he feels regret to Chidori but he'll forget her and will date her instead, going to Guam with otehrs. (Seriously, WTF?)
As Tessa scolded him in a fury, he said that it's all joking, which Tessa fails to think it's funny. The first gag ever made as if a real objective of life by him backfired. (LOL) Tessa thinks he's strange, and while he agrees, he think it should be the end: after everything are done, that submarine and AS should be sold to anywhere, then everyone should enjoy life. He and Chidori will go back to school, and eventually he'll become an ordinary man who'll live without weapons. Both of them feel surprised upon this little speech, as he commented that she'll also become a woman who'll live without weapons, and probably it's the thoughts of those who're dead. Tessa stopped to hit back with words, saying that it maybe so, and commented that he's been changed. He replied that everyone does, and she has to change as well. She covered up her eyes by the cap, and slowly grabs his hand which made him shrudder for once. She begs him to allow her of doing so, and doing so will be enough......Then she falls asleep.
"A man living without weapons".......It'll be good to achieve so, but he probably can't because of the killings he made. Probably those words before are just speaking blind hopes to himself.
Lemon is surprised for him to be alive as he stared at the light on the ceiling. He's lying on a strecher in an ambulance. Seeing him awakes, a man with mask close on him, asking if it hurts in a tone voice------which recalled his memory of seeing dentists in his student era, which made him hate dentists------then he shouts in pain as the point of injury is touched. After the man checked his status, he asked him if he can speak his name. He refuses to do so and ask where it is, and teh man leaves him alone after slapping his face lightly, the sliding doors open and closed and he's now alone in the vehicle. Nothing happened for some time, and after some time, probably a fewq hours, he finally awakens and found he's in a transport plane, which held the ambulance in the cargo bay. Some times later the plane lands on a probably ill-made airstrip. The ambulance then drives out and stopped, door opens and 2 men stepped in, ready to carry the strecher out of the car when a young female tell them to hold on, asking them what's teh deal of throwing him away......in Japanese? She then argued with the crew when Leonard's voice come up. The girl's voice now trembles, saying that he should had been nearly dead. Leonard then replied that thanks to acts it makes his brain more clearer than before, and apologize for calling her out just after she recovers......SLAP. The girl falls to the ground. The girl seems to be surprised for his violent act, and he said that it's a change of action because he ran out of patience, bored to act like a good guy, and time's running short. He then ordered the door to be closed, keeping Lemon in the car, making him just hear bits of their conversations: Leonard is speaking in a rude way, while the girl objects something------they're negotiating for his life. Who's teh girl, and where're they?
The door suddenly opened, and 2 men came in picking up the strecher. He thought he's about to be thrown out, but instead they're fixing the strecher on the ground before leaving. 2 more men and a beautiful asian girl get into the vehicle. The girl looks decent from her clothes, but probably because of just recovered from sickness makes her look bad on the face, her face was slapped, and her eyes got a bit of tears. She sat beside Lemon, while rejecting the measurement of temperature from a man, making the vehicle is slient. After some time, Lemon starts to speak to her, saying that she can be treated as someone saving his life. She replied that it seems that he's useless after interrogation, and having heard that he's about to be thrown into the snow before boarding another plane, she told them to stop. At this point Lemon understands why he's unconscious after awoken: some kind of truth serum were used upon him, and probably all necessary stuff had been got by them, especially if they use the recent ones. He hoped that Hunter had abandoned all stuff that he knew like codex, hideouts or escape routes, but these doesn't seem important------the issue about the ruin they investigated in Moscow. They now probably know that and are going there, if so it's Tessa and her subordinates who're in danger. But still he showed no sings of worry and continue to thank with the gril. She replied coldly that they're not familiar with each other, but she did so because of self-satisfication. As such Lemon wants to befriend with her by offering his name and his hand, and the girl reluctantly shakes hand with him.
He seems start to understand something, and asks the girl if she's Chidori Kaname------from Sousuke he knew quite a bit of her age and characteristics, teh fact of being captured by Leonard, etc, and it's too easy to find it out when there's a Japanese girl around a mob of horrible spies and mercenaries. She seems very surprised for him knowing Sousuke, and when she tries to ask more she realized the men are all around, then Lemon said taht they're still in their hands by a good mode, though no response came back from them. She asks him if he's alright, and Lemon replied that he and AL are jumping around blowing up stuff, vowing to get her back. She finally can't control herself, covering her face with her hands crying, saying something in Japanese in a very low voice ("......Yokatta", means "it's great"), and though Lemon can't understand what she says he can guess so. But at the same time, he also feels sad for her when he looks at her reactions------She should be someone originally energetic, brave and giving power to people around, and she also loves Sousuke, just like Nami did......Isn't Sousuke so bad for doing so? He then stopped such thought of "this girl should be hurt by others as well" and feel shameful for it, necause it's not her fault or responsibility for all these stuff, so he better not to say anything about all the things happened after he met with Sousuke, so he tries to pretend an optimistic tone and saying that their love between each otehr is so envied by others, making her finally smile for a little.
Because of soemone using the transmitter, Leonard heard everything. That's not doing so in secret anyway as they would have been predicted that. Having headache all along, he can't settle his boredom by listening to those radio drama so he throw that earphones down, muttering a song ("The Real Me" by The Who). They're now in the Tuva Republic (NW of Mongolia, South of Siberia), 4K km from Moscow.Changing planes, get together with those who take Chidori there from Sri Lanka, and they're now heading to the further east. The troublesome Christmas gift 18 years ago, thrown wrapping papers------that child will come as well. From Lemon they had asked him for everything they need, but probably it's confirming their intelligence and stuff to keep thing smoothly ran; what they had investigated in Moscow means that's what his sister noticed. He's now worthless on the intelligence front, but it's still useful to keep him alive in order to make Chidori obedient.
He then rethinks about how he treated her in the past, and it seems that he's so silly and ridiculous to wait for her accepting him, instead he should be acting in the present way in the beginning. He only beat women for the first time in the life, like those who controlled the prostitutions in Austin (he lived there for some time in the past), beating those who kept money for their own and then treating them well again. Such acts are ridiculous but its necessary to keep that world running: a world like a heap of trash, just acting upon feelings instead of knowledge, just like the normal animals. He hoped Chidori isn't the same, but she is.
But he's not feeling depressed, instead at a night after he recovered, he understood many things: he can just treat them in that way because this world won't live for too long, so that such acts won't bother him too much. Still the headache didn't wear off: he think he forgot something that he had in the past, which is now gone, and he can't remember that.
[Below's the werid part]
Someone in the brain told him not to care about it, That thing you want to remember will just be a burden and is a useless thing to him.
An plane unscheduled for landing doesn't need any landing gear, and you have been taken off.
Hardly escaped from the airport, Wraith found it's impossible to fix her shoulder alone. She wants to contact Hunter but doesn't have any stuff for taht at hand, and because of pain and burning she'll be close to become unconscious. Finally, after hiding in a garage 5km from the airport, she fainted for a long time until, probably, local people found her and she saw officers pointing their guns to her as she opened her eyes again. She can't resist nor escape, and is taken to the local police station, before bringing her to a hospital under close survilience. Rudely fixing her shoulder and taken some cheap medicine, she lay in the bed for rest before a military officer come to her. It's not from KGB, but GRU (Glavnoe Razvedivatelnoe Upravlenie), and she wonders what they'll do to her: hand her to Leonard? Executed? No matter what she's prepared for her death.
But the officer firstly said he felt disappointed to her because he thought she's a good student......Someone she knows, 40+ in age, he's one of the instructor she met when she "studied" in Moscow long time ago, when she's still believe in the justice of her motherland: Captain Gliankov (my crappy translation). He smiles and stated that he's now a Lieutenant Colonel, and if he came 3mins later she'll now be with KGB.
2km from teh objective point, Kurz and his M9 lands on a 800m -tall hill first. Confirming there're no threats around with ECS, as Gebo4 (Pave Mare which carried him) used sensors to do the same. Reporting no enemy activity 5mins later, Gebo6 flew inthrough the hilly area at the local time 16:32. AL can see everything the copter's sensor saw: It's so bare and so alike to the world's frontier, with reddish land without trees but long grass, and will soon be covered in snow when winter comes some time later. There're aren't any artificial stuff around, except the town they saw in the valley: residentials were built as if circling the town, with a Lelin statue at teh centre.
It's Yansk11, one of the many hidden "Secret City" built by Soviets. They're used to delevlop classified stuff like Nukes and Missiles, and allow the whole family of teh researchers to move into. They aren't shown on any map, Yansk11 is also a name for convenience, which is just made by adding postal codes behind the name of a big city nearby, normally there're no unauthroized entry or leaving------but now they didn't need so. Long ago it has been abandoned and had become ruins. No signs of human activity around, all stuff in the town have been rotting without anyone's care: it's a town built and abandoned in secret that even Mithril database or Tessa doesn't seem to know about it, it's all the work of Lemon a few days ago, and not just enemies, but normal people seem haven't approach this place for at least 10 years.
The pilot feels scary towards the place, and recalled that in the past when he lived in Nevada, there're also a ruin like here: 5000 residents vanished all in one night, rumoured they're all killed, rumours are flying around and disregarded, but no one knows anyone who move to the near town (theirs) from that town. Kurz teases him for that, then the pilot said because of the only car factory stopped to run, making the town deserted. Sousuke also fell into deep thoughts: he seemed to saw these scenes, and even so the conversations they just made also seemed familiar......What's this feeling? Is Tessa speaking to him? No it's AL, who also feels taht he went to this place before as well: data are all different, but still seems familiar. Then Kurz and the pilot also say so, followed by teh rest of teh crew. Tessa started to warn them not to approach the factory at the town centre, and when Kurz wants to know what's there, she refused to answer, instead she said she'll go into the ruins with Sousuke accompanying, leaving Laevatein behind.
TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 3
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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