starlady: Hei poised to strike at sunset (sunset before the fall)
[personal profile] starlady
Wow, suddenly this got epic. I'm with that one random fansubber who said he wanted to see the manga animated.

!!! page 01
Contractors, your time is up.

21: Survival Skill
!!! page 02
FX: Just in time

Dude: …Oof. He got me…

Hei: You lot are too careless, having fun with your new powers.

FX: Extreme concentration

Hei: This is a battlefield.

Barry: Get out of here!

Dude: Sorry, Barry…

Soldier: Let's go.

FX: Glare
!!! page 03
FX: Sharp breath

FX: Whistling

Hei: He's faster than my electric attack…

FX: Hurtling

Hei: Out of the way!

FX: Clash

Barry: Try to make me!
!!! page 04
FX: Whoosh

Dude: That's some speed.

FX: Slash slash slash

Dude: We'd definitely get in the way.

FX: Flattening

FX: Slam-crash

FX: Gun action

Hei: …Tch.

FX: Glare

FX: Slam-crackle

FX: Bam
!!! page 05
FX: Swift

Hei: I'll get you later.

FX: Footfall

Hei: !

Hei: A grenade!

FX: Jangling

Barry: Hmph.

Hei: Shi…

FX: Cord whizzing

FX: Wrapping around

FX: Snap

FX: Boom

Hei: ……
!!! page 06
Hei: Shi…

FX: Slam

FX: Crackling/snapping back

Hei: ……
!!! page 07
Hei: His speed isn't that of reflexes…

Barry: What's wrong?

Is this your limit, BK-201?

Hei: It's beyond that.

Barry: Is this the power of the man called "the Black Reaper"?

FX: Whoosh

FX: Sudden

Hei: He's…
!!! page 08
FX: Crackling

FX: Whirling

FX: Thunk

Hei: He's reading my movements perfectly.

FX: Breaking apart

Barry: I thought that might be just a feint,
But I foresaw that you'd prevent a headshot with that knife.

FX: Bang

FX: Ricochet

FX: Running

FX: Ricochet

FX: Bang

Barry: Shall I try it?
!!! page 09
FX: Swift

Barry: You're akin to me.

Your opponent's gestures, eye movements, position of center of gravity, light, shadow, sound.

You sharpen your senses, and foresee your movement from all that information.

Hei: Because moving just from seeing is too slow.

It's the most necessary skill to survive on a battlefield.

Your accumulated skills and experience turn your sharpened senses into your strength.

Barry: That's right, BK-201.


That is the power of my black flower!
!!! page 10
Barry: I already know all your movements.

Hei: ……

FX: Ricochet

FX: Whoosh

FX: Wrapping around

FX: Slam

FX: Rattling

FX: Impact

FX: Bending sharply

FX: Snap

Hei: …

FX: Shakily

Barry: I told you

FX: Slamming kick

Barry: I already know!
!!! page 11
FX: Pain

FX: Creaking

Hei: Coughing blood

FX: Hitting the floor

Barry: Let me instruct you, BK-201.

No matter how you flounder, no one can save you.

At this point, there's no time left

For you to run.
!!! page 12
Barry: Sorry, but you understand.

To me,

Your companions are a bag of rats to be hunted down.

FX: Chirp

Parcel: Hurry!
Hurry, hurry!

FX: Slam slam slam

FX: Chirp

Mina: Professor--

Vectrof: Mina-kun, wake Asuka-kun.

Mina: Right.
!!! page 13
FX: Footsteps

Barry: No matter what, you have nothing but despair.

FX: Gun action

Barry: If you will fight despite that,

Stand up.
!!! page 14
Hei: …For a contractor,

FX: Rising

FX: Drip drip

There is no emotion called despair.

FX: Pant

FX: Pant

Mina: Huh!?

She's gone…?
!!! page 15
Mina: Where…?

She regained consciousness…?

Professor, there's a problem!

Asuka-san is gone.

Vectrof: She's--?


Mina: I don't know.

Even if she awakened, she shouldn't have been able to walk for the pain.

She might have been able to crawl, or perhaps…

FX: Bang

Mina: …Ah--
!!! page 16
Vectrof: !!?

FX: Hitting the floor

Vectrof: Mina-kun!!!
!!! page 17
Maxley: Keep it together, Sergei.

As a scientist,

Vectrof: Maxley…

Maxley: You should have been able to calculate this outcome.

FX: Step

FX: Step

FX: Step

Mina: Ah…

!!! page 18
Mina: ……

Vectrof: …!

FX: Bang

FX: Bang
!!! page 19
Vectrof: ………

What are you doing…

Maxley: If you bear a grudge,
Hate your own powerlessness, that you failed at the Saturn Ring plan and couldn't liquidate the contractors,

Sergei Vectrof.

The black flower exists
Because you lot failed at that too.
!!! page 20
FX: Whoosh

FX: Whoosh-slam

FX: Slam

Barry: One's dead.

FX: Thud

Barry: A woman.

Your companions have decreased by one.

Barry: As a contractor, you don't care about that either?
!!! page 21
FX: Whoosh

FX: Sudden

FX: Thud

FX: Grasping

FX: Thwack

FX: Thud

FX: Boom

Barry: Nurgh--
!!! page 22
FX: Boom

FX: Sharp movement

Barry: If our skill is equal,

FX: Menace

Barry: The deciding factor will be speed and exactness in perception.
!!! page 23
Barry: How does it feel to have all your skill blocked,


I'll tell you, I'm different from you contractors.

FX: Whoosh-slam

Barry: My anger at my friends being killed…

Is huge.

FX: Slam
!!! page 24
Hei: Concentrate.



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