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The Spirit of Steel
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: HKSAR, PRC, Asia, The Earth, The Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe.
That stupid post system disallows me to post the whole thing......
the fourth part of the exciting NOT, part 2
Effects of déjà vu intensifies. Chidori feels that they had walked numerous times in this passage, as well as murmurs from the other 2. To ignore these déjà vu has its way: focus her will upon the way can keep her mind out of trouble, but in the end unspeakable fatigues are gathering within her body. They all feel exhausted in their voices and feel that they're far from their objective, btu Tessa says that they'll get there: at the central part of the complex, the unharmed device that the Doctor and his team built lies there. They're sufferign from its effects, but the device shouldn't be working due to the lack of electricity, so the effects aren't coming from the PRESENT device, instead they're from 18 years ago when the device is running fully, and the mental waves emitted at that time reaches this age. It's all because of teh Omni-Sphere: the device is the point of explosion, and everythign begins here.
They finally reach a multiple-statiums-sized, hall-like room which has cylinders fixed on the wall everywhere, at the center they see a dome-shaped device which also has cylinders all over it. The terrified Lemon asks what is this place, as a normal person won't understand what device is it: one may think it's some research device for Neutrino activities, but it's built deep in the ground, becoming a large experimental device that being built regardless of costs because of the builders' determination. Rather than scientific device, it's better called as a heretical temple fell in ancient times. But by the observation, it seems taht the central dome is teh place substituting human brains so there're electronic circults installed there. Still, if it's to emulate human brain and at that time there're no such complex circuits......So there must be the brains of some other intelligent creatures. According to Tessa, there're some researchers about dolphin brains in Dr.Warov's team, and there're perhaps thousands of them being killed and placed within. Chidori feels disgusting as even a few are already enough for her: this ruin is the product of insanity, even if those killed aren't humans. But in the end, what is this device?
The earlist TAROS being built in the world.
Built by Dr.Warov and being called as "mental communicator", later TAROS on TDD and Laevatein are using newest technology to build a calculating device (Darna and AL) as amplifiers, making conversions and reaction of Omni-Sphere possible. But we all know that there're no such thing at that time, so they use real brains instead......In order to keep these brains die, and to use chemicals to control their movements, Yansk11's Chemical Plants are built to refine numerous drugs for these job, and to hide the fact from others. In the past there're numerous experts came from eastern countries and most of them are probably not awaring of the WHOLE plan. Thus, her investigation had been doing for a long time and finally by Lemon and Wraith the last pieces of teh puzzle are complete. This is even made harder because NO one had actually lived till now as withnesses: all people living here were either all dead or very handicapped, in a single night 18 years ago. During the event of running the TAROS went out of control, and emitted powerful mental waves. People within 30km radius are heavily polluted and the city became teh ruin as seen outside: people killing each other, committing suicide, or scared to death by staying too close to the factory. In teh words of Lemon, it's a "mental contact" version of Chernobyl Incident. (Chidori can't see it but she can imagine such a hellish scene)
Tessa continued that there're a few types of mental waves emitted: Iota wave, which decreasing in effect when range and time increases (and which just affected Yansk11); and Tau wave, which can spread to very far away or even to the whole globe and are harmless to normal people (except immediate déjà vu), but no one noticed or observed (since not being able to) that there're actually people being affected: During the time TAROS went out of control within 3 minutes from Greenwich Time 11:50 (persumably am) in 24/12/1981, there're some exceptions to these......Lemon doesn't know, but Chidori immediates sighs------it's her and "their" secrets------as they're the newborn babies at that moment, who became Whispereds. She remembered a task back in the days at Primary School, and she asked her mother for seeing her birth records: 24/12/1981, Tokyo Time 8:50pm------which is 11:50 of Greenwich Time. Why can't her mother born her even one minute earlier?
But un the end, how Tau wave affect new-born babies are unknown. According to Physiologist Alice Miller (in reality, she's a psychologist upon children abuse and its social effects......How can Gatoh rewrites her specialist area?), Basal ganglia and Occipital Lobe of a brain of new-born babies will have some special activities upon the moment of being born (and in fact, these 2 parts are contolling human motion and optical nerves, so there're actually little relation with Whispered......), though there're little medical proof because the parents simply won't let them to connect detectors with their babies' brains; still, borning babies within newer technologies like NMR (Nuclear-Magnetic Resonance) devices may help with that......
(Here comes the best part with my crappy translations)
T-"If Kaname-san is pregnant in the future, please let me do such an experiment."
C-"Wha-what? Why won't you born one for yourself!?"
T-"But, I think, I may be alone during my whole life......"
C-"What's going on with your gloomy face?"
T-"Nah, but, it seems right......If Kaname-san can lend Sagara-san to me occationally, then I can do the experiment by myself."
C-"You've just said something wonderful easily......"
T-"You don't want to?"
C-"Of course! By the way, he and I just may not......"
T-"I'm just joking. Please don't be so troubled upon this."
C-"...... (shoulders shruddering)"
L-"Well......a moment before, we should be talking something important and serious."
T-"Sorry, just going a bit off-topic." (......)
The trio then go searching the entrance to the central dome. Tessa then continues, saying new-born babies who received Tau waves will become Whispered, but they aren't receiving such huge amount of knowledge in a short time; rather, according to her thoughts, they're granted the ability to receive mental waves
from some place in the future
through Omni-Sphere. It's because there're information flowing backwards in time within Omni-Sphere, so they aren't carrying these knowledge when being borne, instead they're constantly receiving them through mental waves from the future, and the mark left when they're born seems to be the lowest requirement to do so like passwords or transmission protocols. Then when the children grow up both in age in intelligence, they'll start to receive these waves after some "incidents". According to known records, there're 174 babies born in that 3 minutes (if in less-developed countries where records can't be found or there're no records, the total number will be estimated as 350), but those confirmed Whispered so far are only 10. In the end, teh awakening age of each potential Whispered are different, in addition to some common conditions because each person are born different in conditions, so there're probably ones who aren't affected by Tau wave. The "Sick rate" is <3% currently, and it can't be called as unnatural------but in the end Whispered is a type of people as mentioned. Lemon, with unusually pale face, thinks it's unbelieveable, since there don't seem to have new technology and weapons are found from these transmissions------and Tessa simply says it's Black Technology, which begins with the presence of Arm Slaves.
Black Technology's effects start to emerge in mid-1980s since some kids as Whispered start to show their abilities at the age of 3, and that's the thing that her father (Carl) investigates when he still lived, and the technology do indeed bring lots of changes to the world in just 15 years: rapid "twisted" advancement in computer technology, new energy source invented, dramatic change of radar's usage, etc......And there can be a large list of them------closedowns of entriprises which should had been growing and vice versa, failed military operations succeeded, obvious effects in international economy, change in election results in the powers, being-alienated governments had taken different policies, countries on brink of disintergration had stayed unified and vice versa------and the most important of all, the Cold War may be over. In the end, even if it's just speculations, if the "original history" (without BT) exists, the technology level right now are probably the same as 80s: computers have unreliable level of voice indentification, Palladium Reactors won't exist, robots may not achieve bipedal locomotions, etc. The actual effects brought by BT are so numerous that they're uncountable and unpredictable, the Cold War may be ended or a total Nuclear War may break out, but at least they make our world wholly different to what we should know. Those who know about this situation call it as "Time Hazard", but they don't even know there're such a thing of "original history"......Though if the existance of Whispered and the interference of Omni-Sphere are both certain, then
the "original history" comes to the present
will look natural. Lemon comments that this topic is kinda large and effects of déjà vu has been happened to him numerous times in the meantime, and Tessa tells him to concentrate since the place they're at is the center of the Time Hazard, the effects to one's brain is still unknown.
But then, the Earth spins by itself and around the sun, and the Solar System is also moving in the galaxy, so aren't THAT position of 18 years ago be at the other side of the universe? The problem is, Omni-Sphere only activiates when there're mental power, and it has nothing to do with the coordinates in the physical world. It's not something like Ether Universe, so it can only exists where human being lives, that is, the Earth. Omni-Sphere will envolope teh Earth and move with it, so literally Yansk11 is still the impact point. Omni-Sphere will still exist even there're nobody like now in Yansk11 as its effects or transmissions are still going, though its existance in this place will now be useless. They finally finds the entry point of the dome, which is a very small hole. Lemon thinks he nearly faints, but Chidori feels something else. Her head has been in pain, not because of the effects of déjà vu, but it's an increasing feeling of uneaasy and resistance every steps she moves on, as she understands it's not a lifeless ruin, but something is waiting ahead------
Lemon finally screams out in horror and pain, not able to control his thoughts and actions. Seeign this, Tessa knocks him back onto the ground, but he's still without control, so the two drags him out of the hall, and then he finally stops his craziness and lies on the floor. Chidori asks what's happening, and Tessa thinks that the leaked waves and their aftershocks from the Omni-Sphere is stronger than they think, and since Lemon is an ordinary person it'll drive him insane. Chidori recalls her first contact with these waves in North Korea also feels like him, and still giving "us who made used to it" a hard time to deal with, so anyone else can be driven to death. The two agrees not to bring him along with them then, but because of the existance of Iota wave, there's really SOMETHING in there which is stronger than Tessa's thought. She suggests Chidori to stay with Lemon, but instead she says she'll be okay, so the two (with their hands held) walks to the center of teh abandoned TAROS dome......
Sousuke asks Leo what's teh meaning of "stopping the history", and he speaks "Machenschaft als Herrschaft des" (something in German) in a low voice, which means "The skill to control creating actions and creations" by Martin Heidegger, or something like Causa sui (by Baruch de Spinoza). That means, the relation sbetween reasons and results are everywhere (These are all philosophical stuff......), so if they can remove the beginning point of the reason-result rule, we can create a world that's totally different than the one right now. They're preparing something for humans, or it should be a question: if a person is freed from stuff like fate or destiny, what will they want at that time? Right now Sousuke is totally confused, then Leo asks him if he know about Omni-Sphere and TAROS (which he knows a little from Tessa, and they both agree that the ability to use Lambda Driver is convenient, even Leo thinks it's just an attached gift), saying that the earlist TAROS was created here which then goes out of control, resulting in the new-born babies at that time became Whispereds. The real importance of Omni-Sphere is that some kind of waves transmitted within is unrestricted by time or space, making Whispereds can exchange knowledge with the past or future, and because of this the current world had become something else from "the original world": alternate history, timeline and world, originally AS won't exist, nor do Mithril, and Amalgam should become something else. Sousuke thinks his words are ridiculous, but then Leonard asks him what will he do to the world if these are all true. He replies that he'll leave the world as it is (in fact, these stuff can't interest him as nothing around him will change even if the history had been changed, having all sorts of people and objectives or tactics, actions and intelligence are all limited to what the eyes and ears can receive), but Leo laughs that this shouldn't be good, as those should exist are gone, those should live had died, and vice versa. He thinks that the world is now in chaos, and should be fixed by someone who're able to do so. He then says that it's not "customize socieities" as Sousuke immediately thinks of, as it's not some kind of political issue. For example, if the Earth's axis has been twisted and there're disasters everywhere, everyone will want to turn it back if there's a method to do so.
Sousuke disagrees with his thought, because his "tuning back" is denying the existance of the environment they're living in, nor he can feel anything about the world in chaos. Leo then asks him if he made comrades died, or losing important people around? He agrees------Friends and comrades before, during and after staying in Afghanistan, those died as a part of Mithril before and during the fight at Melida, and Nami (who he really feels guilty for not showign up one second earlier), many of them died because his lack of power to protect them------and Leo continues by saying that he's causing deaths of many people. Sousuke don't want to answer, but Leonard says that he's feelign sorry for their deaths: in it's in original world, most of his "death list" should be alive. It's Black Technology that changed the wars, and those who're living around it will certainly be affected. Those who should be living are now denied by him by saying that "leaving the wold as it is", so who's crazy among them?
Sousuke roars taht he's not leaving them alone, and Leo asks him if he can tell those people that he chose not to save thir death by bad luck even there're ways to do so. He then replies that those who're dead can't be saved even by the tuning of timelines or whatever Leo's talking about (which interests Leonard for this kind of stupid-free stubborness), because he's a killer: like what he spoke in front of Chidori, he had at least killed 100+ people (and he doesn't count for the exact number) on the way of his life, so he understand about it very well: a person's death is definate with no return, and even they return they're actually someone else. Leo thinks that it's the same person if the body, memory and environment is the same, but Sousuke disagrees: death is part of a human's life, and is owned solely by that person until the last moment, so everyone will fight seriously by all their strength available. This law is absolute and unchanble, even Gauron is the same and it's the only thing he obeys to------He's the lowest among humans, but he also knows the uncertainty of human life, and the difference between them is if they're enjoying about this. Leonard thinks it's interesting, saying that he told those stuff of crazed time and fate to Gauron as well, he didn't suspect nor feels interested, just saying stuff similar to what Sousuke just said. "Originally are fated enemies, but have same opinions, isn't this ironic?" Sousuke doesn't think it's ironic, instead it's an unwritten rule among warriors, which Gauron can still count but Leonard is different.
This seem to irritate his mind, and says if he can say the same Chidori Kaname dies, which he seriously doesn't know. Leonard doesn't tease him, but he won't accept this if he's standing in his position, because in the world of emotions all those rigid stuff like rules or laws won't work. He thinks that Sousuke and his people are thinking stuff by oversimplifying them, saying that Sousuke won't even believe in Dualism like good or evil/good or bad/friends and enemies/etc. Sousuke doesn't understand, and Leo continues that they may not have the necessity to fight each other, which obviously surprises him because they show up as enemies from the start, blocking them from completing missions, killing their friends and captured Chidori------how can they think to make peace with them? Leo says that he understands, so they didn't do anything to attract them to their side since every explainations will only result in "No", making their stubborness much similar to those terrorists believing in Fundamentalism. But Solid Snake (no, Kalinin) is different, though he hesistated at first------His first contact with him was in last year's Christmas, and he told him all these stuff about this chaotic world. He didn't believe him at once, but then he changed his mind (which Sousuke doesn't think his simple words can sway him towards Amalgam): he showed Kalinin some evidences by telling him Amalgam may beat Mithril hard when using unforeseeable natural effects, that is the Solar Wind later on. Leo claims that he knew most of the communication system will be downed when there're large-scale activities from the sun, and he foresaw the Solar Wind by using TAROS (he may not foresee the weather forecasts and reactions from societies, it's still possible to foresee sun activities) since human activities won't be able to affect the sun, in return he accruately knew the time of effect (in seconds) and used it, since Amalgam can't devastate Mithril in such a scale normally. Sousuke also heard words of Kalinin acting strange during the siege of Melida, since no better evidence can be given by using unforeseeable sun activities to launch attacks in such a large scale, proving the change of history by the existance of TAROS and Omni-Sphere. As such, Kalinin accepts there're ways to tune the world back to its original world, and his power to achieve this------he's not serving Amalgam but Leonard Testarosa himself. Sousuke can't even believe that Kalinin will turn back from his life living out that "unwritten rule", and he didn't think he'll participate in the action of tuning back the world even there're really ways to do so, instead he'll accept stuff like losing/defeat/anything that may shake him and organizes teh next fight.
"If he's not like this......If he's not the one who I thought, so why they fought with their full strength under his command?"
Leonard then continues that Kalinin is such a realistic person that know that they won't accept these, so he leaves without a word. Tessa probably knows these as well, but she told nothing more than that to them, nor the objective to stopping Leo's actions: Because there're people who supports him in Mithril. She thinks that people should accept the past and leave the history as it is. "Aiming for the future" is awesome and is good for self-satisfying, adding elements of taking revenge upon Amalgam and disapproving the thoughts of controlling the world. But in the end, she fights on because of going against him can show her power all along in her life. Sousuke doesn't think Tessa is such a selfish person, and Leo commented that she doesn't obeseve her real thoughts so even he tells her these she'll just keep denying, and can find a reason im mind to do so because she's so clever.
As they pull out a pipe stuck among the debris, a large amount of debris fall to the ground, showing in a small hole of a shoulder's size. They're nearly there. As they're still working, Leonard says something shocking: Amalgam is now on its way of downfall, even though no one notices that. As his plan needs a large sum of $ and resources,
the current democratic system will be troublesome so he's using artificial ways------the introduction of dictatorship
: destroying the balance of power among the staff and spreading suspisions and horror at the same time, luring out active members and persuading them by using "carrot and sticks"; this troublesome job takes about half of a year with some success with the help of Kalinin, but he's still not YET the dictator. Though, he knows most of the identity of important leaders, injecting viruses in their communication networks (not Internet though): a more ancient coding system that no one noticed, as Amalgam has been growing decades ago by using this system. Sousuke feels surprised taht, even he doesn't disclose those info of that system, all what he just said are still valuable, classified information about Amalgam. How come he'll tell him these without care? His reply is that he doesn't feel ill for telling him these, because even if they don't fight hard, Amalgam will still eventually be destroyed, or perhaps the world has been tuned back before it does. At this moment, Sousuke can't consider Leonard as a liar anymore: it's OK if he's really gone crazy, but Kalinin has betrayed Mithril, Amalgam has some new actions than before, and those stuff about this twisted world is completely matching with Tessa's words------but if he really wants to conduct such a plan, what will he do? In fact, Leonard says they really need Chidori for their plan, and is building a new TAROS somewhere else: the largest one ever that dwarfs those existing one. WIth it, they can interfere the past, but the medium shouldn't be any normal Whispered, so The One who was gifted with the greatest power will be necessary. He has been searching for The One for long, and he finally finds out that
from the beginning to the end, the one who received the largest amount of Tau wave emitted from Yansk11, the one who transmit stuff from future to Whispered is no other than her: Chidori Kaname.
She is "exceptionally lucky" because of her uniqueness of her life: it's destined that she'll create all these stuff, so she's not a Whispered, but a "Whispering" (personally Whisperer makes more sense, but it's how Gatoh wrote so it doesn't matter), and it's her who sent Black Technology back to teh past, resulting in the world's chaos.
Sousuke says she's just an ordinary person, as she's not such a kind of person that sending technology of destruction to anywhere happily. Leonards laughs, saying that it's the strange point: why such a good girl will try to interfere the past? What's "the past" that she can't accept------something in the very past, or something that may happen? Also, why she'll send out Black Technology, or who're doing it? Even so, who design all sort of stuff that she owns, and where is he/she? Are there any other Whispering in the distant future? In the past he just want to figure all these out, so he only adapted a ploicy of leaving alone. As if laughing at the supreme God, he asks how Sousuke feel. Now he's totally confused about all the matters since they seem conflicting with one another, except for one thing: that kind Chidori is untentionally becoming the sacrifice for a huge plan because of someone unknown. Leo asks him what HE wants to do when fighting against Amalgam, asking for his personal reason but not any big topic like revenge or opposing the dictatorship. He answers he'll take her back, returning to a simple life and that's it. Leonard says it's impossible, even if he lets her go: because someone else will eventually track her down for her power, and that makes her unable to stay as an ordinary people in the society. It's the same for Mithril: if generations passed, because it's an organization, it'll eventually wanting her power------
but if the history is tuned, she can become an ordinary person forever. No one will take her, she can live normally, having normal love affairs, borning her babies, grows old in age, just like what Sousuke wants.
Inside Sousuke's brain, something keeps telling him Leonard is correct if all his theories are correct......But something else makes him reluctant to accept this solution.
He knows it, because if all works out like Leo said, he won't exist in her life, his words of her "normal life" tightens his heart: he won't exist there, not even protecting him from afar. "That......will be meaningless.".
Leo seems to understand his dliema, as he claims he's facing the same thing, so he suggests him to think about it as much as he can.
In a few minutes the two keep on working without a word, and finally a hole of a size of a man formed. Leo climbs through the hole first, and even though his back is exposed, Sousuke just can't think of hitting him. Both of them arrives at a level above the scene. The truce ends, and both of them stands a few meters apart, confronting each other in the darkness. Leo asks if they're about to fight to the death again, while Sousuke is thinking about all stuff related: probably they won't spark off another explosion, so guns and explosives can be used. If it's an AS fight, he's uncertain of the ability to beat his Verial even with Laevatein, but if it's normal brawling he may have a chance, not to mention he'll become a great threat in the future. Leo tells him not to hesistate, laughing like a maniac that cares nothing about the present world and who thirsts for fighting. Suddenly, Sousuke is occupied a thought of "he can't beat this man": It's not because of afraid of him, but his firm belief of killing the man in front of him (which still exists sometimes ago) vanishes, as Leonard's words had troubled him. If he's about to let Chidori going back to the normal world, isn't his possible plan the way to do so? What will happen if he hurts this man and blocks this way? His troubles intensifies since he asks why she's not there telling him what to do......And finally he gives up for now. Leo turns back leaving, saying that they can unleash their hates and wants at each other later (and as he moves it's probably the last chance to attack him), and he'll achieve his dream even if the whole world stands hostile to him; Sousuke better stands aside and watch, but if he blocks his way again he won't hesistate to kill him. Sousuke can't reply as Leo's footsteps fade out. "Changing the world"? When he's alone this thoughts become ridiculous again, but with all his doubts in mind means he's not crazy. Still, there's a more important job: If Chidori is indeed hanging around in the ruins, he should find her fist before enemies do.
The two girls pass through the shielding of the dome and walks on in the narrow passage, leaving Lemon outside (and he won't want to come in here anyway). The thoughts and déjà vu repeats among their brains, and pressures/fatigue increases as they approaches the core. That about 5m distance seems to be unreachable for them, and they feel desperate about this......Yet they're holding each other's hands, sharing their thoughts, supporting each other while someone says demoralizing words------And that's it. Within the deepest part of thsi old TAROS is a dead body (encircled by numerous electrodes) contained within a large bath-like container, with lots of wires and pipes connected. It makes the dead body looks more alike than a model within a display window------a young woman, not rotten, skeletonized nor mummified, but rather has been covered in white wax. This ice-like body is shiny and keeping the woman's slim bodylines, as if it has just been painted by some paints, making it more alike a sculpted stature than a dead body. They still can't see teh face though, as the electrodes covers her head just like a helmet, and the head is placed at the top of the dome, seemingly to increase the accruacy of experiments.
The two ask and answer at the same time: Who is she?
She is an unknown person being experimented 18 years ago, but what's left here is just her remains since her original body had been rotten long ago------her mental power has recreated this physical form of her body through Omni-Sphere after a long time, building up her power from her remains just like a stalactite.
Here is the scar made out of time: this crystal-form, or the remains of this woman is the real Whispering. She only has limited power now, but enetually some time in the future she'll revive, controlling me with even greater power, not forever, but for an unknown length of time.
Tessa is preparing to destroying the place by taking out all those explosives she carries along, and this stature is her objective: the crystalized medium of Omni-Sphere. It's teh one who receoves Tau wave from elsewhere in time and turns them into Iota wave, sending them outwards. Lemon's actions was because of her power, and by destroying this Yansk11 will be freed from its curse......Except they don't know when will the crystal-form will be reformed, and they must do it everytime when it does.
This is the biggest dlinema. Isn't it a waste of time and efforts? The presence of Whispering is unstoppable and eternal. As such......
You know all these well. You're finally here, my dearest daughter.
(It's a known voice from long, long ago.)
Yes. I'm waiting for your coming. Before this, I had called you for numerous times, but you resisted everytime and chose not to listen.
However this is inevitable. You're now here and you can't deny me.
Accept my power, accept my soul.
If there's a thing can be called as a god, then WE ARE. You're the one Moirai of the three: You're Nona, Decima and Morta (Κλωθώ, Λάχεσις, Άτροπος).
There's nothing to afraid of.
Put up your hand and open your heart.
Put the infinite happiness within your mind.
We're doing these all the way, and any hesistation will be a waste of time......
At the same time Chidori is standing in front of the statue, touching the now-exposed face of it. Tessa shouts out to tell her get away, as she's about to detonate those explosives around, but Chidori just murmurs as if she's having a fever......Those voices within her brain all vanishes, effects of déjà vu is no more, and her view is all clear. She then says there're no need to destroy anything, and walks towards the terrified Tessa, gently taking away the detonator and throws it away. As she's about to ask what's happening, Chidori quickly slaps her face and takes away her gun, holding her tight in front of her. Saying that there're no use here, the statue starts to break up behind them.
TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 5
And yeah, I feel my English seems start degrading in these days......
Intels say there're just 2 more updates left, so we can wait for a while since I'll go to camp next week.
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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