Story/Normal 9-4 (Part2)/Script

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[RO finds SOP’s hiding place.]

RO635: Hah… hah… *pants*
Is it here? The tracker says it should be here...

RO635: SOP2!

M4 SOPMOD II: Eh? RO? What are you doing here?

RO635: You…!

  • sighs* You went too far this time, you know that!?

You scared me to death, if even you disappeared too...

M4 SOPMOD II: I’m sorry, but-

RO635: You can’t use the freedom I gave you to leave the team on your own, do you know how much effort we spent-

M4 SOPMOD II: RO, wait a minute, take a look!

RO635: Eh? This is...

M4 SOPMOD II: It’s M16’s equipment case, you should be able to recognize it.

RO635: Of course I do, but what’s inside it? I asked M16 a few times, but she didn’t tell me.

M4 SOPMOD II: M16-nee always said “Nothing good” when I asked her.

RO635: Then how did you find it?

M4 SOPMOD II: Persica-san put a transmitter on it beforehand, and it only reacts when it’s nearby.
M16-nee insisted on it… as a precaution.
She once said that M4 might need it more than her.

RO635: So you left because you were looking for this… and you were distracted before because you were allocating your digimind processing power to searching for its signal?

M4 SOPMOD II: I’m sorry… I wanted to go back before you finished sleeping… I thought it would be safer to move along because it wasn’t too far...

RO635: And you thought I would hold you back?

M4 SOPMOD II: No… that’s not what I mean.
M16 once said that we had emotions so we could make better decisions.
I felt that you should rest, and that I could handle a small thing like that by myself.

RO635: I know you’re concerned about me, but… you should have told me earlier, I wouldn’t have stopped you from doing this.

M4 SOPMOD II: But what about Helian and the Commander? It’s not that I don’t trust them, but I think they’re too worried about us. In that case, I wouldn’t be able to personally recover M16-nee’s gear.

RO635: ...Personally recover… does it really mean so much to you?

M4 SOPMOD II: This way, we’ll be able to learn a bit about what happened to M16-nee while she was missing.
See here, there are bullet marks on the casing and signs of being slammed around on the corners. It was probably shot down while in transport...

RO635: …

M4 SOPMOD II: There’s no other signs of damage. At the very least, M16-nee was fairly safe when she sent her equipment box away.
Also, the fact that she was willing to send the box away indicated that she wasn’t in danger, so… maybe we can breathe a sigh of relief?

RO635: SOP2…
You’re… surprisingly smart today.

M4 SOPMOD II: Hey! What’s that supposed to mean!?
I’m not stupid! I was just a bit more focused today!

RO635: I know, I know, AAT 52 also said, “I’m not stupid, just that my multi-thread processing isn’t as efficient.”
But it’s a good thing that it was you, SOP2. If another doll had done this, there might have been an incident today...
Maybe I should update my information on the AR Team. I always took you to be a group of quirky friends...

M4 SOPMOD II: Well, the AR Team doesn’t have specs as high as those of top-class elite dolls, but we have far more autonomous operating privileges than other dolls.
So the AR Team is more effective in combat when we follow M4’s commands.
RO, if you really want to become a member of the AR Team, then you’ll need to start thinking from the dolls’ perspective, and not just hand out orders.

RO635: SOP2 giving a stern lecture… this is the first time I’ve seen that. For some reason it’s really funny, haha, sorry...

M4 SOPMOD II: Haha, laugh if you like. AR15 taught it to me back then and I’ve remembered it all this time.
Yeah, AR15… she said a lot back then, but unfortunately I understood too little.

RO635: AR15…
Yeah… I was the same way too...
I understood too little… but I also learned a lot.

M4 SOPMOD II: Yup, everyone’s nice, which is why I Iike everyone.

RO635: Am I part of everyone?

M4 SOPMOD II: Yup, I like you too, RO.

RO635: Mm… I know what you mean, but when you say that I feel a little embarrassed.

M4 SOPMOD II: Really? But I’ve always said that.

RO635: Yeah, I get it! Let’s get out of here, it’ll be dangerous to go any deeper.
Hold it! I’m picking up the signal of a high-end SF doll headed this way!

M4 SOPMOD II: Did SF spot us?

RO635: *sighs* Whether or not they found us, we won’t be leaving this place so easily...

M4 SOPMOD II: That’s good, right?
I was thinking that today would be boring if it ended with only being able to wipe out those mooks today.

RO635: Hah… well, yeah… that’s your style, SOP2.

M4 SOPMOD II: Hehe, looks like you’re blending in with the team already!