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Part 14
Chapter 35: Deep Sea Girl

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[Scene opens on the Yggdrasil infirmary. No one is in the room but Fei, who is lying on the bed like before. Camera at opposite end of the room on the ceiling. Scene fade.]

VOICE
... Our cursed existence bound to the earth...

[Fade music. Heartbeat sound.]

[Scene fade in closer to Fei. Scene fade.]

VOICE
... Oh vessel for a new soul...... created to remove that 'yoke'...

[Scene opens orange tinted in a circular chamber. The girl from the chamber is encased in tubing in the center like before. Scene fade.]

[Heartbeat sound.]

[Scene opens in the infirmary on the other side of Fei, looking down at him from a close distance. Scene fade.]

[Heartbeat sound.]

[Scene opens red tinted. It appears to be the passageway under Zeboim where all the action just took place. The girl is in the tubing. Camera at a tilt to the left downward. A man who looks like Fei is standing behind the glass in the room with his hands on the glass, dressed in a lab coat. A woman dressed in civilian clothing lies face up in the passageway. She appears to be dying. She also looks just like Elly. Someone is just off the screen, but it's impossible to identify the person at this point. 'Elly' sits up slowly and turns to 'Fei'.]

ELLY
... I just can't... hand our child...... over... to you...

[Heartbeat sound. Scene cut to behind the woman on the other side, revealing six soldiers who have entered the passageway. Scene fade. Heartbeat sound.]

FEI'S VOICE
...! ...! ...! No! Stop it!

[Scene fade in on the Yggdrasil infirmary. Purple tint. Camera above Fei and behind him at same distance. Scene fade. Heartbeat sound.]

[Scene opens in the Zeboim passageway, red tinted again, same setup. Camera from behind the girl in the test tube looking out at 'Fei' and 'Elly'. Scene fade. Heartbeat sound.]

[Scene fade in on the Zeboim passageway behind Elly. The entire place begins to shake. A clock tick sound and a sound similar to the pendant flashing from before (see Chapters 3, 7 and 17) is heard. Fade out to black except for 'Fei'. The red-haired kid (see Chapter 17) from before is standing behind him. The ticking continues as the pendant slowly flies over the screen and continues to flash.]

RED-HAIRED KID
Hee hee hee...

[The pendant continues to slide, the clock continues to tick and the flashes continue.]

RED-HAIRED KID
Hee hee hee...
... See ya...

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens in the Yggdrasil infirmary. Fei is gone! The nurse is standing in front of his bed. Camera at original angle in opposite corner.]

NURSE
Huh? Where did Fei go...?

[The nurse looks around. Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "Fuse"]

[Scene opens on the stairwell at the bottom of Zeboim. Citan and his cohorts begin to climb to the top. They enter the skywalk when they get there. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the skywalk. Citan and the others run a few feet and stop. Fade music.]

CITAN
"Bishop Stone!! Wait!!"

[Camera pan to the other side of the skywalk. Stone is looking back at the group. Behind him are two Etones and the girl, facing the other direction.]

STONE
"Hah. Elements, you're not even as good as they say...
Can't even buy me some time."

VOICE
... Give it back.

[The Etone behind Stone turns around. The other Etone turns to the side. Stone takes a step towards Citan's group. The other Etone looks back at the door. The other Etone turns in that direction as well. ]

STONE
"?"

[Stone looks to his right, then back at the door behind him. Scene cut to Citan's group.]

VOICE
Give it back, give it back...

[Elly turns to the door behind her group. Billy turns to the door as Elly turns to her left. Citan turns to the door. Elly turns towards Stone. Billy turns to the left. Citan turns to the left. Billy turns towards Stone. Citan turns back towards Stone. Nobody sees anything.]

[Scene cut to a long distance away from the skywalk with both groups at each end. The area begins to shake. The red Gear from before (see Chapter 16) drops in behind the skywalk and hovers up so its head is just above it! Stop trembling. Everyone turns towards the red Gear. Camera pan into behind the skywalk directly in front of the Gear. A blue column of light emits in front of the Gear and then disappears, revealing the red-haired man from Ramsus' dream (see Chapters 12 and 15)! He hovers over the skywalk, level with his Gear's head.]

[Begin music: "The One Who Is Torn Apart"]

RED-HAIRED MAN
Ha hah... Hyah ha ha... Har hahahahahaha!!

[The man turns towards Stone's group which is off screen.]

RED-HAIRED MAN
Ha ha... That is mine. Give it back!!

STONE
"W, what do you want? Wh, who're you?"

RED-HAIRED MAN
"To you, it is just a used up toy.
So give it back. It belongs to me..."

BILLY
"Who are you? At least give us your name!"

[The man turns around to face Citan's group who is also off screen.]

RED-HAIRED MAN
Names do not matter...
However, if you insist...... Id...

[Scene cut to closeup on Id's side.]

[Battle: Citan/Elly/Billy vs. Id]

[Scene opens beside Citan's group, same setup.]

BILLY
"You're strong... Huh?"

[Billy turns around. The sound of a Gear flying in is heard and then it is heard landing with a shudder. Scene cut to above Stone's group. A bluish white Gear has landed on the side opposite the red Gear. Id is still hovering between the two. The new Gear grabs Id with its right arm.]

ID
"!! ... You...?..."

STONE
"Now is our chance!! Get back to Krelian..."

[Stone runs out the door. The Etones follow with the girl.]

WISEMAN
"I got him! Hurry, go after them!!"

CITAN
"That voice... Wiseman!
...... Go!! Everyone, hurry!"

[Citan, Elly and Billy run out the door after Stone's group.]

ELLY
"That Gear..."

ID
"Hmph, a little early isn't it?
... I see, it was that woman...
Fine. You will do fine, as my toy... for today."

[Id flares up in a flaming red aura, causing Wiseman's Gear to release its grip.]

WISEMAN
"Huh? ... Oh... no..."

ID
"Hah ha Hyah ha ha ha..."

[Scene cut to the side of Id at a distance directly behind his Gear's head. Wiseman's Gear's right arm is forced back. Id turns to Wiseman's Gear.]

ID
"Hmph..."

[Scene cut to in front of Id. Pan back to behind Wiseman's Gear at head level. A high-pitched sound is heard. Scene fade. Stop music.]

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[Scene opens in the elevator room above just below ground level. A huge thunderous rumble is suddenly felt.]

[Begin music: "Fuse"]

BILLY
"Wow... just in time. The man and Wiseman...
They're really fighting it out. The Ether Power reaches all the way up here..."

[Citan and his friends exit the dig site. Scene fade. Stop music.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Krelian's ship will now be referred to as "Fishbowl". ;)]

[Scene opens on closeup shot of Fishbowl. Pan back to reveal that it is directly in front of the Yggdrasil! Scene cut to the deck where the trio is looking. Fishbowl is rising and getting smaller, travelling further away. It then zooms off at an incredible speed to the distance and stops just when it is barely in view.]

CITAN
"So we are too late..."

BILLY
"Citan, so what happens now that Krelian took the child?
What is a nanomachine anyway?"

CITAN
"Nanomachines are robots that are smaller than human cells.
They are used to cure diseases or wounds in Solaris.
... She may be a colony of nanomachines made by an ancient, but advanced technology."

[Scene cut to the deck in front of Citan. Billy turns to Citan. The others continue to look up.]

BILLY
"Even if it's only for the people of Solaris...
What's wrong with making people happy?"

CITAN
"I am worried about what Bishop Stone mentioned.
He said he needed her 'to free humanity from its yoke'.
Perhaps some ancient information on human reconstruction is hidden inside of her body...
Demihumans, such as Rico and Hammer were born from the results of the messing around with D.N.A....
That was done by ancient Solaris in the hopes that it would bring about the restoration of mankind.
If Krelian is thinking of trying the same thing with improved nanotechnology... that would be frightening."

[The group goes back into the Yggdrasil. Scene change.]

-----

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - skip intro]

[Scene opens outside the bridge. The group goes in. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the bridge. Citan and his friends walk to Sigurd.]

SIGURD
"It seems Fei isn't in the infirmary...
But he must be onboard somewhere..."

[The group goes down the elevator to the main hall. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Yggdrasil's main hall. Citan and his friends find the nurse outside the infirmary.]

NURSE
Fei isn't here! I wonder where he went?

[The group heads for Margie's room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in Margie's room. Citan walks up to Margie.]

MARGIE
"Fei? No, he hasn't come here!"

[The group returns to the main hall. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the main hall. Citan goes to the guard by the Gear door.]

GUARD
What? Can't find Fei? N, no, I wouldn't know. (Not that I was sleeping on the job or anything...)

[The group enters the Gear dock and goes to Weltall's dock. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in front of Weltall's head on the right side. Steam is coming out of the Gear's engine, as if it just stopped operating. Camera pan to the left to reveal Fei is awake and standing behind it. Citan's group is standing behind him.]

CITAN
Fei!?

[Fei turns around to see everyone.]

FEI
"Uh, doc..."

CITAN
"Fei, feeling better already?"

FEI
"Yeah... Probably..."

ELLY
"What are you doing riding a Gear when you're only just recovering?"

[Fei turns around and looks down.]

FEI
"I don't know what I'm doing here myself...
I don't have a clear head, yet..."

[Fei looks down for a second. Citan turns slightly to the side, looks down and puts his chin on his fist, and then looks up again. Fei looks up.]

CITAN
...

[Fei shakes his head.]

FEI
Uhhh...

[Citan runs quickly up to behind Fei and makes a gesture towards him with his hands.]

CITAN
"Fei!! You should not be moving around yet!!"

[The Yggdrasil high-pitched repetitive alarm begins sounding. Citan stands up straight.]

INTERCOM
Alkanshel located straight ahead!! Prepare Gears for launch!!

[Citan turns around. Stop music.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[A low rumble begins. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the bridge's ceiling window to reveal Alkanshel hovering directly above it. Camera pan back and down to behind Sigurd on the bridge.]

SIGURD
"Seems like they're watching us."

[Scene fade.]

[Scene fade in on Weltall's dock, same setup. Camera behind Elly.]

FEI
"I... must go...!!"

[Citan puts his hand out in front of Fei.]

CITAN
"You are in no condition to participate... Let us take care of this!"

[Everyone turns to Billy. Billy turns towards Elly with a hand up slightly.]

BILLY
"Looks like it's time to settle the score... But, Fei should be resting."

[Citan nods.]

CITAN
"Yes. I shall take Fei to the infirmary.
Billy, please take care of the rest of things."

[Scene fade.]

[Set party: Billy/Elly/Bart]

[Stop music.]

-----

[Scene opens over the ocean. The Yggdrasil is on top of the sea surface. Camera at a large distance away on the starboard side and up. Camera pan back to reveal Alkanshel floating in the foreground several hundred feet above the surface. Stone speaks up, but he looks completely different. He no longer has the appearance of a human being, but a red skeleton-like monster.]

STONE
"Observing... What a roundabout way...
Just take care of it and it'll be over..."

[Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel.]

STONE
"Those who become enemies of the sacred Gazel, I will eliminate them all.
Repent now."

[Scene fade to bright white. A high-pitched sound is heard.]

VOICE
Do you... want the power?

[Fade back to normal.]

STONE
"Who, who are you?"

[Scene cut to teal background as you-know-who's (Grahf's) Gear flies past the screen from top to bottom at a frightening speed. Scene cut to above Alkanshel several yards. Pan down. Scene cut to teal background as Grahf's Gear dives head first past camera. Scene cut to sky background as Grahf's Gear turns upside up, slowing itself. It rises above camera shot slowly. Camera pull back to full shot of the Gear. Scene fade.]

[Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel. Grahf's Gear drops in from above and stops on a dime, with its arms folded. Scene cut to side view of Grahf's Gear and Alkanshel. Scene cut to behind Alkanshel.]

[Begin music: "Grahf, the Emperor of Darkness"]

[Camera pan out towards Grahf's Gear. Two high-pitched sounds are heard and pink flame begins to eminate from Grahf's Gear.]

GRAHF
"I am Grahf, the seeker of power.
Doth thou desire the power?"

STONE
"Power? Hmph, there's power, in here!
I received this body from Krelian!"

GRAHF
"All this power is fake. Do you think you can win with it?"

[Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel on its right side. Pan behind Grahf's Gear to the right.]

STONE
"What do you mean fake power?"

GRAHF
"A fake body. A fake awakening. It is all useless!"

[Scene cut to directly below Grahf's Gear's head.]

GRAHF
"I will give you the power!"

[Two yellow flashes accompany an exhaust sound. Scene cut to the left side of Grahf's Gear. He raises his right hand and it begins to glow red with a yellow section of glowing in the fist.]

GRAHF
"My fist is the divine breath!"

[Scene cut to opposite side. Grahf's Gear raises its hand and opens it, revealing a yellow orb.]

GRAHF
"Blossom, o fallen seed, and draw upon thy hidden powers!!"

[Scene cut to in front and above of Grahf's Gear. It pulls its left arm back as the glowing orb and its right arm are pointed straight forward towards Alkanshel.]

GRAHF
"Grant unto thee the power of the glorious 'Mother of Destruction'!"

[Camera pan back to behind Alkanshel as a red "laser beam" substance is fired into Alkanshel.]

STONE
"Aughhh, urgh, huhhhh..."

[Fade to white.]

[----Battle mode----]

[Battle: Renmazuo/Vierge/Brigandier vs. Alkanshel]

[The three Gears attack several times, but every time the damage is nullified and ineffective. After several attempts, scene fade.]

[----End battle mode----]

[Scene opens on top of the Yggdrasil where the three Gears are standing.]

BART
"No good! Didn't get through!!"

[Citan calls out from below through the radio.]

CITAN
"... There is some kind of barrier.
Some kind of negative feeling... hatred, somehow changed into an Ether, forming a barrier...
If we can somehow change our strong force of will into Ether also and throw that back at it..."

[Scene cut to beneath Alkanshel.]

STONE
"Ha... son of Jesiah, are you suffering?
When I took you in 4 years ago, that was proof of my old friendship with your father...
In that hate stained friendship with Jesiah, we competed for command of Gebler!"

[Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel.]

STONE
"Jesiah, like a beast, you stole the Racquel I loved,
and threw away the command of Gebler that I wanted so much, then disappeared from Solaris!"

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens in Billy's orphange, orange tint in the front room, same as the flashback. The woman, Racquel, is sitting at the picnic table by herself at the far end again.]

STONE
"4 years ago... After searching to the ends of the earth, no trace of him could be found."

[The Wels enter, replaying the scene from before. The woman as before, tries to get up and walk out the front door when the first two enter, but the third walks in, and she backs into the corner, same as before.]

STONE
"Racquel, dirtied by him...
and the reminder of that taint... you and your sister..."

[Stone stops.]

STONE
"Through Krelian's wisdom, using the Wels, I saved Racquel from misery..."

[Racquel fades. Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in on same scenario minus Racquel. Bishop Stone enters from in front of camera. The Wels turn to see him. Scene change.]

[Scene opens directly in front of the Gears on the Yggdrasil.]

BILLY
"You son of a...! You used the Wels... against my mother...!"

[Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel.]

STONE
"Yes Billy, let me tell you something good...
Those Reapers that you have been purging are really all people...
They were chosen by the 'Ethos' and converted by Krelian!
You've been slaughtering people! Ha ha ha... A wretched son for a wretched father!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

[Camera pan in close to Alkanshel.]

STONE
"Ha, confess to me! Pay for your sins!"

[Fade music. Scene cut to in front of the Gears.]

VOICE
No, there's nothing there for you to regret, Billy!

BILLY
"...!"

[Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel.]

VOICE
You say you and Racquel were in love?
You always were a narcissistic self-preserving fool!!

STONE
"!!! ... This voice...!!"

[Camera cut to Jessie in a Gear cockpit. The sound of a Gear flying towards land is heard around him and turns into a strange motor sound.]

JESSIE
"I'll take this one!!
Use this, Billy!! If you use this you can rip off the barrier!!"

[Scene cut to behind the Gears on the Yggdrasil at a distance on the starboard side.]

CITAN
"Th, that is a Buntline...
It is an Ether gun Gear where the pilot rides directly in the bullet.
If we use that we can break Stone's negative hatred power!
... H, however..."

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[----Battle mode----]

[Scene opens directly on the side of Renmazuo.]

JESSIE
"Billy, if we merge our Gears together...
... then we can break through that barrier with our combined attack.
I'm gonna borrow your shoulder for a moment, so start aiming now."

[Scene cut and pan in close to Alkanshel.]

JESSIE
"Let's wrap this up once and for all, eh Stein?
But, I want you to know that you aren't gonna see Racquel when you die...!
That's because your destination is going to be hell!"

[Scene cut to behind Alkanshel. Pan back to in front of the Yggdrasil's bridge window.]

CITAN
"I knew it! Jesiah is planning on using it! He must be stopped!
Billy, can you hear me!? Billy!? ... No good... There is no response!!"

[Scene cut to the side of Renmazuo.]

JESSIE
"Billy, you know now don't you?
Stein's teachings were all a deception.
That fabricated faith was just a worldly system for compensating those people with fragile souls.
But, faith and god aren't things which are given to you from others, right?
They are things you have to discover within yourself, and by yourself.
Things that cannot be put into words, things that cannot be expressed...
Isn't that what god is all about? 'Question not thy god, for thy god doth not respond.' "

[Scene cut to in front of Renmazuo's feet. Pan up slowly to the head.]

JESSIE
"The reason I taught you how to use a gun as a child was to save people.
You say that guns are just tools for killing people. But you are wrong.
'Guns' don't kill people. 'People' kill people.
Have you ever looked at the expressions on the faces of those reapers you have destroyed?
It is an excruciating process to be turned into a reaper.
To ease their torturous pain, they seek human blood, and attack people in order to get it.
But, that does not vanquish the true pain within their hearts.
There is only one way to be saved from the pain. That is by termination.
Didn't all those reapers put out of their misery by you have peaceful looks on their faces?
Your gun saved those people who were turned into reapers. It's not something anyone can do.
The faith that enabled you to accomplish that was no deception... God exists within you!"

BILLY
"Father..."

[Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel. Pan back immediately to behind Renmazuo.]

JESSIE
"Alright, now! Let's go, Billy, go!"

[Renmazuo draw back its right arm. Scene cut to in front of Alkanshel as the Buntline drops in below it onto the Yggdrasil and jumps up to "eye" level with the Alkanshel. Scene cut to beneath the Buntline as it spins a couple of times in mid-air and the draws its arms back to its side. Scene cut to behind the Buntline. Plating is rotated to the sides of the buntline. Scene cut to the front side. Scene cut to in front of Renmazuo, who is holding the Buntline in its gun shape now. White energy is sucked towards the gun and it is fired. Scene cut to behind Renmazuo as another shot is heard. Scene cut to an orange orb fired out of the gun as it makes contact with Alkanshel's barrier and explodes. Camera pan back over Alkanshel's head. Fade to white. Scene fade back in on Alkanshel's head. Camera pan back to behind Renmazuo. Alkanshel rights itself. Four blue flashes and thunder sounds are heard.]

NOTICE
Barrier Terminated

CITAN
"Too late...! Billy!
That is a weapon that uses its pilot as the warhead!"

[Scene cut to Renmazuo's side.]

BILLY
"What!? Th, then, father is...
... Oh my god!!"

[Battle: Renmazuo/Vierge/Brigandier vs. Alkanshel]

[Alkanshel falls forward, breaks down and explodes. Scene fade.]

[----End battle mode----]

[Stop music.]

-----

[Scene opens on the deck of the Yggdrasil. Bart, Elly and Citan flank Primera and Billy who stand beside the outside wheel. Everyone faces away from camera towards the ocean.]

BILLY
"Dad..."

[Citan walks up to Billy.]

CITAN
"Billy... I should not have made such a thing..."

[Billy turns to Citan and shakes his head quickly.]

BILLY
"No, it's not your fault..."

[Billy turns back, looks up and fires his gun out over the water three times.]

BILLY
"This's the best way to see father off."

[Billy looks out normally. Jessie walks up the stairs behind everybody!]

JESSIE
You're right... Thanks, son.

[Everyone turns to Jessie. Billy nearly keels over from surprise.]

BILLY
"D, dad!"

CITAN
"Old friend! Are you alright?"

[Jessie turns to his right and pulls out his shotgun.]

JESSIE
"You'd better believe it!
I ain't gonna leave that stupid junk alone! I improved it!"

[Jessie sheathes his gun and turns to Citan.]

JESSIE
"Ouchy-wow-wow!! But I never wanna do that again though..."

[Citan looks down and puts his fist on his chin.]

CITAN
"But still... talking about hell...
I am surprised to know an irreligious person like you would believe in life after death..."

[Jessie brandishes his shotgun on his shoulder and turns towards Elly.]

JESSIE
"Oh? So you were listening?
That was a curse. Isn't that a fitting end for him?"

[Citan looks up.]

CITAN
"It is definitely your style."

[Primera walks over to Jessie.]

PRIMERA
"Pa... pa..."

[Begin music: "The Valley Where the Wind is Born"]

[Billy rocks back in surprise again.]

BILLY
"P, Prim!?"

[Billy walks up a few feet to behind Primera.]

BILLY
"Prim, what did you just say? Huh, Prim?"

PRIMERA
"Pa... pa..."

[Jessie begins to laugh.]

JESSIE
"Ha, ha, did you hear that? Primera's problem seems to have been solved!"

[Billy walks right up behind Primera and then he kneels to the floor, looking down.]

BILLY
"Hah...! Prim talked! Prim just talked!
Hey, Prim... Now say my name. Say 'Billy'!"

[Billy gets to his feet, puts his hand on his forehead, and then stands up straight again. Camera pan up. Scene fade slow. Stop music.]

-----

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - skip intro]

[Scene opens on the bridge from the door. Camera pan to behind Elly on the side, as Citan, Jessie, Bart and Billy are also in a group.]

JESSIE
"What about the 'Ethos'? They've completely devastated themselves!
That mob just goes from bad to worse!"

CITAN
"Do you not think it is about time you told your son the truth, old friend?
You were not just wandering around drinking and picking fights, were you?
I am sure he wants to know what you have been up to... Is that right, Billy?"

[Billy turns to Citan and nods.]

BILLY
"Yes, it would certainly make me feel a lot better.
I now know my dad was worried about me the whole time, but I haven't worked out my feelings yet..."

[Jessie turns to Billy.]

JESSIE
"What do you mean?"

[Billy turns around away from Jessie.]

BILLY
"Well, I'm glad Prim can speak now, but she only calls out for her father...
But I am the one who has been taking care of her all this time... What's wrong with her...?"

CITAN
"Calm down, Billy.... I am sure she is just being shy.
She will start calling out for you soon. Why, my own daughter does not even call out her father's name!"

[Citan turns to Jessie.]

CITAN
"So, old friend... Why were you working alone all that time?"

[Billy turns to Jessie. Jessie turns away from everyone.]

JESSIE
"It couldn't be helped... Anyway, I'll probably need your help from here on..."

[Jessie turns to Billy.]

JESSIE
"Okay, I'll tell you more. Let's go to the gun room... to get something to drink."

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the Gun Room. Citan, Bart, Elly, Billy and Jessie have taken up spots in Maison's bar. Camera behind Jessie on the side.]

JESSIE
"When I was in Solaris, I found out about the secret plan...
That was the 'Malakh' (M) Plan. And it was done under the command of Krelian...
In order to proceed with the plan, many Lambs were gathered by the 'Ethos', to become guinea pigs.
Or, should I say, to become Reapers or -Wels-..."

[Jessie turns towards Bart slightly and brandishes his shotgun on his shoulder.]

JESSIE
"Since I was disgusted with Solaris' methods, I decided to investigate it further.
I found out that the main scientist central to the M Plan moved the true facts about it into a test-Gear.
Then he let that test-Gear escape with his daughter, so that the truth would not be discovered...
And that, I'm afraid, was the last information that I was able to obtain..."

[Jessie points his gun out, unwittingly, towards Maison. Maison jumps and walks off the screen.]

JESSIE
"Because of what I found out, I came down to the surface world...
And this is where I hid, along with my wife, Racquel, and son Billy.
I've been looking for that Gear and the girl ever since."

[Jessie sheathes his gun and turns towards the back wall.]

JESSIE
"Finally, I found out that the scientist's daughter and Gear may be in Shevat.
All very well, except now I don't know how in blazes to get there, or even how to contact the place.
Well, Shevat is protected by a strong barrier that even Solaris can't do anything about...
So I guess you can say it can't be helped... It's just my luck!"

[The door is heard opening.]

VOICE
That girl's name wouldn't happen to be Maria...?

[Everyone turns to the door. Camera pan to the door to reveal Fei and the man from Shevat walking in. The door closes. They walk up to the group. Camera pan back to the group.]

BILLY
"Oh, are you two alright? Shouldn't you get some more rest...?"

SHEVAT AGENT
"Yes, I can stand and can even walk now... Thank you."

FEI
"I'm alright, too."

JESSIE
"Maria, eh...? Hmm... If I remember right, her father's name was Nikolai?"

[The Shevat agent turns to Jessie.]

SHEVAT AGENT
"I don't know that much... But I have heard rumors about a girl and a Gear."

[Jessie turns to his right, folds his arms, looks down, and then straightens up.]

JESSIE
"Hmm, it's got to be them. So that huge Gear is in Shevat then!"

[Jessie turns to the agent.]

JESSIE
"So then... how can we get to this Shevat? Is there a way to contact the place?"

SHEVAT AGENT
"Unfortunately since I was taken captive I have no way of contacting them either."

[Jessie turns around.]

JESSIE
I see...

SHEVAT AGENT
!!

[The agent speaks, getting everyone's attention.]

SHEVAT AGENT
"There just may be a way...! Originally, Shevat was situated on top of Babel Tower.
They say there is a communication facility to contact Shevat's native country on top of the tower. If only it still exists..."

CITAN
"Hmm...
There is a good possibility the facility may have been destroyed...
Especially when you consider the fact that the tower was sealed by the 'Ethos'."

[Jessie turns to Citan.]

JESSIE
"You're being pessimistic again..."

CITAN
"I am just being realistic."

JESSIE
...

BART
"I guess we have no choice but to try and go there.
As long as the gate exists, we can't escape from Solaris' influence anyway.
In other words, even if we recover Aveh from Shakhan, it wouldn't immediately be a happy ending."

CITAN
"Their 'secret plan' bothers me, too...
The real secret is that they are using humans gathered from earth..."

FEI
"But I don't quite get this secret plan and the 'Ethos' involvement and so on...
What in the hell does Solaris think us surface dwelling humans are!?"

[Fei turns to Elly.]

FEI
"... Sorry. I totally forgot that it was your country..."

[Elly shakes her head.]

ELLY
"What my country's doing... has nothing to do with me.
I myself thought something was wrong there, and that's why I came here... So, don't worry about me."

[Fei turns to the group.]

FEI
"We've got nothing to lose, so let's try to go there.
We need to find the truth about those documents found in the 'Ethos' H.Q. and what Billy's father said.
And I must go to Shevat too for my own personal reasons anyway."

[Everyone turns to Fei and nods. Scene fade. Black screen.]

FEI
"No time like the present, huh!? Let's go to Babel Tower right away!"

[Set party: Fei/Elly/Bart]

[Stop music.]

-----

[Scene opens in the orb chamber again. Krelian stands in the foreground facing the rotating orb faces. Camera behind Krelian.]

ORB FACES
You're back...? Well, find anything?

KRELIAN
"Yes. I have obtained a colony of nanomachines."

ORB FACES
How unsound.

In any case, is the M Project proceeding as planned? We need superior bodies and servants.

We've spent far too much time here.
We can't afford to mistake the ultimate destination of this new civilization.

They exist because of their 'mother'.

KRELIAN
"Hmm.
You've betrayed your 'mother', your 'creator',
just to sustain your own egos. You have no right to speak so..."

ORB FACES
That was... foolish, that was the past.
When we were trapped in that cursed flesh... But now, it is different.

KRELIAN
"I'll take no orders from you.
You have lost that flesh long ago, and now reside in the SOL-9000 as data.
Did you forget who revived you in there?
What may be an eternity to man is but a moment to a god.
I have no need for hesitation."

[Scene fade slow.]

-----

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - skip intro]

[Scene opens on the Yggdrasil bridge. Fei & Co. leave and go to the infirmary. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the infirmary. Fei goes to see the nurse.]

NURSE
Listen, you've only been checking your weight. Do you want me to examine inside for a change?
Early detection, early prevention is important, you know.

[Fei and his group head for the Gun Room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Gun Room. Fei & Co. find Jessie talking with the Shevat agent in Maison's bar.]

JESSIE
"The keywords are Nikolai, Maria, a huge Gear... eh!?"

SHEVAT AGENT
"Originally, Shevat was a town situated on top of 'Babel Tower'...
They say there was a communication facility to contact what now is Shevat on top of the tower.
If only it exists and still works now..."

[The group leaves and goes to Margie's room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on Margie's room. Fei walks over to Chu-Chu.]

CHU-CHU
"... I admire Primera. She's only a child yet she has been through so muchu.
But then you look at me... I'd better start chu get my act chugether!"

[Fei walks to Margie.]

MARGIE
"We may not see each other for a while."

[Fei & Co. go to the Gear dock and discover new parts, which they buy. They return to the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the bridge. Fei heads for Sigurd.]

SIGURD
"Some new parts were brought into our Gear Shop down below.
Why don't you go and check them out?"

[Sigurd stops. (A little slow, isn't he? :P)]

SIGURD
"Shall we launch the Yggdrasil?"
[Go ahead!]

[Scene fade. Stop music.]

 Chapter 34: Ocean Floor

 

Chapter 36: Babel Tower

 

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