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Part 17
Chapter 42: Gate 2 -Babel-

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[Begin music: "Wings"]

[Scene opens outside Bledavik. The Yggdrasil is flying. Scene change.]

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

[Scene opens on the Yggdrasil bridge. The group heads for Margie's room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in Margie's room. Fei goes to Margie.]

MARGIE
"I feel kinda out of it! But the important stuff is about to begin, right!?"
[Margie switches Bart in for Citan.]

[The group heads for the Gun Room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Gun Room. Maison (who else?) is behind the desk.]

MAISON
"... I have nothing to look back on that I regret!"
"How may I be of service?
[Fei buys stuff.]

MAISON
"I hope I can be of such service again!"

[The group heads for the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the bridge. Sigurd is there as usual.]

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

[Begin music: "Wings"]

[Scene opens above Bledavik. The Yggdrasil lands.]

[Begin music: "Emotions"]

[The Gears get out and the gang enters Aveh. Scene change. Fade music.]

[Begin music: "Aveh, Ancient Dance"]

[Scene opens in Aveh's area. The group goes into South Bledavik. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in Bledavik. The group walks around and then goes through a tunnel to find some kids playing. Camera pan to the wall opposite the door as the kids act out some rather familiar roles.]

'SHAKHAN'
"Ha ha ha ha, Bartholomew the pirate. I've got Margie.
If you don't like it, come and get her."

['Shakahn' turns to 'Margie'.]

'MARGIE'
"... Help me Bartholomew!"

['Shakahn' turns back to 'Bartholomew'.]

'BARTHOLOMEW'
"You coward! Stealing Aveh wasn't enough for you, Margie too?"

'SHAKHAN'
"What's that, pirate!? I made this country what it is.
You just wandered around the desert! You louse!"

'BARTHOLOMEW'
"What the...? You bald geez!
Take this! Pirate kick!"

['Bartholomew' hops up and kicks 'Shakahn'.]

'SHAKHAN'
"Whoa, you got me. You brat."

['Shakahn' turns around.]

'SHAKHAN'
"Ramsus!"

'RAMSUS'
"Ramsus is here! Fight me Bartholomew!"

['Ramsus drops in and kicks 'Bartholomew' back twice.]

'BARTHOLOMEW'
"Whoa, this guy is strong. This is gonna be tough!"

KID ON ROOF
The 'Dragon Slaying Slacker' is here! Ramsus, Shakhan, watch out!

['Fei' drops in off of the front roof.]

'BARTHOLOMEW'
"Now it's two on two! Let's go!"

'SHAKHAN'
"Hmph, infidels! I'll kill you yet!"

[A makeshift battle ensues between the two.]

'MARGIE'
You're no fun!

[The others turn to 'Margie'.]

'MARGIE'
Playing Margie is no fun!

'SHAKAHN'
Well? You lost at paper, rock, scissors.

'MARGIE'
No! I wanna play the good part.

'SHAKAHN'
Stop complaining. I don't wanna play the bald coot's part.

[The kids see who walked in.]

'FEI'
It's the 'Dragon Slaying Slacker'! Can I have your autograph?

[After this nice little "interlude", we'll get back to the real stuff ;). Fei and the others leave.]

[Begin music: "Emotions"]

[Scene opens outside Bledavik. The crew boards the Yggdrasil and launches it.]

[Begin music: "Wings"]

[The Yggdrasil launches and flies to Babel Tower. Stop music. Scene change.]

[Black screen. A low loud motor is heard. Scene opens in front of the mirror on Babel Tower where the battle with Ramsus took place earlier (see Chapter 36). The Yggdrasil flies past the tower at the ledge level from right to left. It stops at the ledge. Camera pan in and over the Yggdrasil to reveal Weltall, Vierge and Heimdal exiting.]

FEI
"Doc, what should we do?"

CITAN
"Look up."

[Camera pan up to the mirror.]

CITAN
"That is a reflection mirror.
The Ft. Jasper beam will be reflected off that and destroy the gate."

[Camera pan back down to the ledge.]

CITAN
"Let us hurry to the control room while our pursuers are still gone."

[Camera pan to above the group. The trio walk in the door. Camera pan back and turn to the left as the Yggdrasil pulls away and takes off. Scene change.]

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

[Scene opens on the bridge behind Sigurd. Billy, Bart and Chu-Chu are there.]

BILLY
"Well then... shall we go, too?"

[Scene fade.]

[Set party: Billy/Bart/Chu-Chu]

-----

[Begin music: "Omen"]

[Scene opens on the hallway in Babel Tower. Fei's group heads for the control room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the top of the control room as Fei, Elly and Citan walk in and stop. Citan turns to the others.]

CITAN
"I will control the mirror, you hold off the enemy."

FEI
"Is it going to be okay, doc...?"

[Citan shakes his head slowly.]

CITAN
"We must do it."

[Citan walks to the staircase and turns back.]

CITAN
"I am counting on you."

[Citan walks down the stairs and away. Fei turns to Elly and nods.]

FEI
"Alright! Let's do our part."

[Fei and Elly exit the door. Camera pan quickly down to the bottom of the room where Citan has just reached it. He walks to the second panel from the right and examines it. He hits a couple switches, then looks down thinking. He turns to his left and puts his chin his hands, and then looks up. Then he turns back and fiddles with switches some more. A power boost is heard. Citan turns to his left. He puts his chin on his face again and then looks up. He walks to the opposite panel and turns to it. Camera pan with Citan. He fools with the switches there and assumes his thinking position. Then he looks up. Then he fools with the switches again and a shift is heard outside. Citan turns to his left. He puts his chin on his face. And then looks up. He turns and walks towards the previous panel, stopping in the center and turning to the wall. Camera rotate to in front of Citan.]

CITAN
"Billy... Billy... do you read?
We are ready here. Commence firing."

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens outside the control room above it. Weltall and Vierge walk away towards the exit. When they get a few feet down the hall, camera pan to the side view to reveal Bladegash and Kelvena's blue fish-shaped Gear blocking the way!]

FEI
"You are... Dominia!?
Wait, do you suppose they figured out our plan?"

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

DOMINIA
"Of course.
The ancient mobile gun platform floating above Ignas...
And this reflector, here, at Babel Tower...
I know of your plan to use them together to destroy the Gate generator below the 'Ethos' headquarters.
But, of course, I won't let you do it."

KELVENA
"For the Commander's honor and the pride of the Elements,
you need to be more flexible."

DOMINIA
"Here I come!"

[Camera pan to the floor. Scene cut to opposite angle immediately. Pan back as the Elements' Gears charge Weltall and Vierge.]

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

[Battle: Weltall/Vierge vs. Bladegash/Marinebasher]

[Scene fade.]

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

[Scene opens on a distance shot from under Ft. Jasper. Renmazuo, Andvari and Chu-Chu are seen descending on top of it. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on top of Ft. Jasper. The trio walks to the side. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in Ft. Jasper's control room as Billy, Bart and Chu-Chu walk in. Camera pan with them as they walk down to the panels.]

BILLY
"Let us begin our preparations."

[Billy turns around. Camera pan back as everybody walks to a seat and hops into it. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in a different circular area of Ft. Jasper (not the Omnigear section). A door opens in the side of the wall and a barrel-shaped object is wheeled out and attached to the center structure in the room. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens in the control room. Babel Tower is on the display window. Camera behind the side of Bart, who's standing on his seat. Everyone else is seated properly.]

BART
"There's some time until the launch... I wonder if Citan's OK?"

[Scene cut to above the control room looking down at it.]

CHU-CHU
"There's an image on the radar."

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on sky. A hawk-shaped Gear comes flying out of the distance past camera. Following it is a winged-beast-shaped Gear. Scene cut to distance shot of Jasper, diagonally tilted. The two Gears just seen land in front of Ft. Jasper.]

SERAPHITA
"Tolone, Tolone!! Oh, oh, there you are!!"

TOLONE
"Alright already.
So you were serious!? You're really gonna reflect a big laser off a mirror... Pretty stupid."

SERAPHITA
"Inverted pull-ups are really tough!!!
But, I can do 300 pull-ups you know."

TOLONE
"Angling it...?
... for the drop ratio?
Drop ratio in the atmosphere will be huge."

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens in the control room in front of Billy on the side at a long distance.]

BART
"Here they come."

[Scene cut to behind and above Billy at a long distance.]

BILLY
"Argh! We're so close to launching!"

[Bart and Chu-Chu get out of their seats and walk to behind Billy.]

BART
"I'm goin' out to return fire! Billy, you gonna be OK?"

BILLY
"I have to do it!"

BART
"Try to get a shot off while we hold them back! Good luck!"

BILLY
"Let me handle it!"

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on top of Ft. Jasper. Andvari and Chu-Chu, who is now gigantic, have made it there. Flash black. Scene cut to behind the two at a distance as Tolone (the hawk) and Seraphita's (the winged beast) Gears descend in front of them.]

TOLONE
"Hmmph, I can't believe you'd even think of such a stupid plan."

SERAPHITA
"Who'd have thought?"

BART
"Hey! Never know until you try."

TOLONE
"Keep talking while you can.
Dominia and Kelvena should have taken over Babel Tower by now.
You get outta here now!"

SERAPHITA
"... Good!!"

[Battle: Andvari/Chu-Chu vs. Skyghene/Grandgrowl]

[Scene re-opens. All four battle participants are still there.]

BART
"Now Billy, shoot!"

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens in the control room. Camera behind Billy on the side at a great distance. The green circular area (target scope) is close to Babel Tower on the screen.]

BILLY
"Fire!"

[Scene opens at a distance from Ft. Jasper in front of the shooting barrel. Camera pan back. The fortress fires like it did previously (see Chapter 40). Scene fade. Fade music.]

[Scene opens on sky. The white laser beam from Jasper streaks past like a comet. Scene cut to over the ocean as the beam passes the screen. Scene cut to an ocean in the Aquvy area. The beam flies directly towards camera. Scene cut to opposite angle as the beam flies out from under camera's left. Camera pan with beam. Pan back as it crosses a land mass. Pan back to reveal Babel Tower. But the beam misses to the left!! Camera pan around Babel Tower. Scene fade.]

-----

[Scene opens in Babel Tower's control room. Citan is standing in his previous position. He shakes his head.]

CITAN
"Whew... That was close. We did not get a direct hit."

[Citan looks down assuming thinking mode.]

CITAN
"Billy, we cannot hold out much longer.
If you miss this one, it is over. Aim well."

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens above the hallway in Babel Tower where the action is. Camera behind Weltall and Vierge.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[Pan over to behind Vierge's side. Of course, Bladegash and Marinebasher are still there.]

DOMINIA
"I'll let you off easy this time. Next time is for real!"

[Weltall turns to the wall on its left.]

FEI
"Damn, we blew it."

[Weltall turns back.]

KELVENA
"How long will it hold?... I'm going!"

[The Elements' Gears charge Weltall and Vierge.]

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

[Battle: Weltall/Vierge vs. Bladegash/Marinebasher]

[Scene fade.]

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

[Scene opens in the control room in front of Billy's side as he turns. Black flash to behind Billy in the control room's seat on the side at a distance.]

BILLY
"Missed!"

INTERCOM
Don't worry about it.

BILLY
"Bart!"

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens on top of Ft. Jasper above and behind Andvari and Chu-Chu. The Elements are nowhere in sight.]

BART
"Calm down and aim!"

CHU-CHU
"They are back."

[Battle: Andvari/Chu-Chu vs. Skyghene/Grandgrowl]

[Scene opens in the control room behind Billy on the side at a distance as he sits in the control seat.]

BILLY
"GO!"

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens at a distance from Ft. Jasper in front of the shooting barrel. Camera pan back. The fortress fires again. Scene cut to sky as Skyghene and Grandgrowl ascend. They stop in midair.]

TOLONE
"Ha! Lamb's taste..."

SERAPHITA
"... Taste...!!"

[Scene flash black. Scene cut to over land as Skyghene and Grandgrowl fly out from under camera and off into the distance.]

TOLONE
"I thought I told you to shut up!"

[Scene fade. Fade music.]

[Scene opens on sky. The white laser beam from Jasper streaks past like a comet. Scene cut to over the ocean as the beam passes the screen. Scene cut to an ocean in the Aquvy area, no land sighted this time. The beam flies directly towards camera. Scene cut to opposite angle as the beam flies out from under camera's left. Camera pan with beam. Pan back as it crosses a land mass. Pan back to reveal Babel Tower. This time, it finds its mark! Scene cut to close in on Babel Tower as the beam hits and sparks. Scene cut to below Babel Tower as the beam is reflected. Pan with the reflected beam as it hits a mountain near the 'Ethos' H.Q. Camera rotate around the epicenter of the blast. It fades black and fades into the mountain. Then the mountain shudders as an explosion is seen. The 'Ethos' H.Q. catches fire and black smoke comes out of it. Scene fade.]

-----

[Scene opens in Babel Tower's control room. Citan is still standing in his spot. He begins to laugh jubilantly. He then stops and talks into his comlink, then puts his hand down, still looking down.]

CITAN
"Billy, you did it... The plan succeeded!"

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the hallway in Babel Tower. Camera rotate to behind Weltall and Vierge. Camera pan to behind Vierge's side as Weltall turns to its left.]

FEI
"Great! Somehow it worked."

[Weltall turns back to face the Elements' Gears.]

DOMINIA
"Damn... Too late..."

KELVENA
"What should we do, Dominia?"

DOMINIA
"We'll continue this later! Let's go, Kelvena!"

[Bladegash runs away.]

KELVENA
"Elly, I didn't want to be your enemy...
But since our motives are different, I guess there was no choice.
We'll meet again. And settle things at that time."

[Marinebasher retreats after Bladegash.]

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Yggdrasil Gun Room at the far end of the dining table. The usual suspects (you-know-whos :P) are gathered there along with Sigurd and Margie. Camera behind Fei.]

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

[Citan looks down, puts his chin on his fist, and then drops his arm.]

CITAN
"So... There is only one gate left on the surface..."

[Bart looks down and folds his arms.]

BART
"The problem is its location."

[Fei turns to Bart and nods.]

FEI
"But Queen Zephyr said there are three on earth, and one in Solaris..."

[Sigurd turns to Fei and looks down with his arms folded.]

SIGURD
"According to Shakahn's report,
each gate is placed in a triangle around Solaris..."

CITAN
"Let us look at the map given by the Queen,
which describes the area before the gates were placed."

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on the Yggdrasil chart. Citan continues to speak.]

CITAN
This is how the land actually looks like on the other side of the invisible barrier.
The Gates should be set up somewhere here on this map.
First, the Ignas' Gate is... here.

[A green dot is indicated northwest of the Ignas' Gate Cave.]

CITAN
The 'Ethos' H.Q. in Aquvy is here, so...
[A green dot indicates the 'Ethos' H.Q. on the map.]

[A red dot is indicated in the SE ocean.]

FEI
"Well, logically thinking, the next place could be here, or..."

[Another red dot is indicated on a snow continent in the far northwest of the map.]

FEI
"Here. One of the two."

ELLY
"North or south, huh... Well, at least we have even chances of guessing which."

[The dots disappear. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Gun Room again. Everyone turns to Citan. Bart folds his arms. Citan puts his chin on his fist and then looks down, dropping it.]

BART
"What if we try both ways? Isn't that all it takes?"

[Sigurd shakes his head quickly. Citan turns to him.]

SIGURD
"That would be difficult. I doubt they expected the 2nd gate to be destroyed.
So I'm sure they'll be serious next time. We'd better plan it carefully but quickly."

[Citan turns back, looks down and assumes his thinking position, tapping his foot.]

CITAN
"In any case, we will not be able to avoid Gebler's interference, will we?"

[Fei turns to Elly.]

FEI
"Doc, Elly, where exactly is Solaris located?"

[Elly turns to Fei and shakes her head.]

ELLY
"There is only a map of Solaris in Solaris.
I didn't even know the area of this land until I arrived here."

FEI
"Even in Gebler?"

[Elly nods.]

ELLY
"The relations with earth are only revealed to commanders."

[Bart turns towards the far wall and folds his arms, looking down.]

BART
"If that's the case, even Billy's father may not know it."

[Sigurd shakes his head.]

SIGURD
"Jesiah left there in the middle of it."

[Citan looks up and brings his arms out to his sides.]

CITAN
"Sigurd and I were smugglers
and did not have the time to look out the window.
On top of that, when going through the gate from Solaris,
we transferred to other places by using the environmental plane between each gate.
Remember when we made contact with the Kislev gate in the Goliath?
The same thing happens and we lose all sense of where we were before."

[Citan puts his hands down. Fei puts his hands behind his back and looks down.]

FEI
"Even if the gate divides the other space, can't you recognize its topography?
Like mountains, jungles and so on?"

[Elly puts her face on her fist.]

ELLY
"... I don't think there were mountains.
More like we were surrounded by the ocean..."

[Bart looks up, dropping his arms.]

BART
"Ocean... Then it can't be the north?
This is the pole. It's all covered with snow."

[Fei looks up and turns towards Sigurd. He extends his right arm and examines it.]

FEI
"Then it's settled. The location of the gate is south of here.
The center of the triangle is only the ocean.
If the gates are placed in the highest point in the north, the center will be the continent.
Hence, it coincides with Elly's story."

[Citan nods and looks down.]

CITAN
"You may be right."

[Sigurd shakes his head.]

SIGURD
"Wait a minute. There shouldn't be any facility over the ocean."

[Fei, Elly and Citan turn to Sigurd.]

ELLY
"Then, underwater?"

[Sigurd nods.]

SIGURD
"Hmm... But the whole area around here is deep.
If it exists, it must be deep down."

[Fei turns around and extends his arms.]

FEI
"The Yggdrasil is a submarine, right? Then, what's the problem?"

[Bart raises his arm. Elly and Citan turn towards Bart.]

BART
"You're crazy! It is a submarine but not a bathyscaphe.
It isn't made for deep sea exploration. The water pressure would crush us instantaneously."

[Fei turns to Bart, scratches his head, and then looks up.]

FEI
"We have a problem..."

[Citan puts his face on his hand for a second and then drops it, looking down.]

CITAN
"We may be able to use the bathyscaphes or Gears used by the Salvagers..."

[Bart drops his arms, then turns towards Elly and raises them.]

BART
"'Salvager'? Right! That's it!"

FEI
??

[Bart drops his hands, turns back towards Citan and raises his arm.]

BART
"The captain of the Thames must have tons of them.
He owes us from last time. Let's go to the Thames."

[Citan looks down with his face on his fist, and then up again.]

CITAN
"It may be our best choice for now. Shall we go to the Thames?"

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Scene opens in the orb chamber, which is operating again. Camera directly in front of and beneath the large orb.]

ORB FACES
So, there's one surface gate left.

Ramsus, he couldn't defend it...

What is the purpose of his existence...

Once 'trash', always 'trash'. How much can one really expect?

However, it must not be aligned before the 'Animus' data is retrieved.

You are right.
There is a higher probability of not getting the proper type.

As it was in the past...

We can't allow the lambs to go free yet.

KRELIAN
"Who cares about the gate anyways."

[Camera pan down to the left from the orb to reveal a small perch. Krelian appears on it.]

ORB FACES
Krelian...

This can't be. The panic has spread to Etrenank.

[Krelian shakes his head.]

KRELIAN
"Those fools we call citizens are easily manipulated by
the Emperor's words alone."

ORB FACES
You think Cain will be receptive?

His body's already at the limit, he can't hold out much more...

[Krelian laughs.]

KRELIAN
"As usual a clone may be used.
Those fools won't know the difference.
And even if the barrier fails, it still will not be like the disaster before.
Anyhow... if I recall, there's some very intriguing data on that memory cube."

ORB FACES
And what is that?

[Krelian folds his arms.]

KRELIAN
"The 'mother'."

ORB FACES
The 'mother'?

[Krelian drops his arms and nods.]

KRELIAN
"Indeed.
It is probable that the 'mother' exists among the Lambs."

ORB FACES
Are you telling us our 'mother' is somewhere else?
Why didn't we notice that sooner...?

[Krelian shakes his head.]

KRELIAN
"The sign of the 'mother'...
Her persona, only appears after she reaches a certain age...
There is also a high probability that she transmigrated into the 'Antitype'."

ORB FACES
The 'Antitype'... That woman from Nisan...?

[Krelian folds his arms.]

KRELIAN
"Here... I would like to use that nanotechnology product,
'Emeralda'."

ORB FACES
What you retrieved from the Thames? Why?

[Krelian drops his arms and shakes his head.]

KRELIAN
"To be sure. As 'mother' says, that nanomachine colony...
that artificial organism, was a creation between the 'Contact' and the 'Antitype' 4000 years ago."

ORB FACES
The 'mother's' memory...

[Krelian nods.]

KRELIAN
"Yes, that is it. We can probably attain some kind of reaction.
But even if we obtain no reaction, and if 'Emeralda' is destroyed,
I've already gathered all the data I need.
Any loss of it will have no consequence to the plan."

[Scene fade slow.]

 Chapter 41: Gate 1 -Margie-

 

Chapter 43: Gate 3 -The Deep-

 

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