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
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!!! 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
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!!! 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!
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!!! 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
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!!! 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: ……
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!!! page 06
Hei: Shi…

FX: Slam

FX: Crackling/snapping back

Hei: ……
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!!! 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…
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!!! 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?
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!!! 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.

"Ubersense."

That is the power of my black flower!
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!!! 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!
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!!! 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.
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!!! 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.
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!!! 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.
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!!! 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…?
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!!! page 15
Mina: Where…?

She regained consciousness…?

Professor, there's a problem!
She's…

Asuka-san is gone.

Vectrof: She's--?

…How?

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--
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!!! page 16
Vectrof: !!?

FX: Hitting the floor

Vectrof: Mina-kun!!!
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!!! 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…

I…
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!!! page 18
Mina: ……

Vectrof: …!
Don't!!

FX: Bang

FX: Bang
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!!! 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.
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!!! 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?
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!!! page 21
FX: Whoosh

FX: Sudden

FX: Thud

FX: Grasping

FX: Thwack

FX: Thud

FX: Boom

Barry: Nurgh--
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!!! 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.
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!!! page 23
Barry: How does it feel to have all your skill blocked,

BK-201?

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
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!!! page 24
Hei: Concentrate.

Concentrate

Concentrate

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