Part 206: 12/24-12/25: Blue ChristmasPart 195: 12/24-12/25: Blue Christmas
God, Sae, youre just a giant goddamn albatross around my neck, huh? They should call you "Niijima the Grinch"! Tis the season, after all for depression.
Your testimony will be necessary in order to prove Shido guilty However That will mean placing you on center stage. Youll be treated as a hero who saved this country But theres no way that the police or the public prosecutors will let that slide. ...Theyll lose face to you and the Phantom Thieves. If that happens, theres no telling what theyll do to you or your teammates. Theres even the possibility that theyll fabricate a crime and move to arrest you all.
If you turn yourself in to the police, youll definitely be arrested. And theres your past record. The police and prosecution will strike there. Theyll treat your arrest as grave misconduct and revoke your probation
Out of one cell, into another
Theyll be content as long as they get a testimony without the Phantom Thieves being hailed as heroes. That should guarantee the safety of your teammates, Or rather, Ill make sure its guaranteed. Ill close all the cases surrounding Shido. I intend to expose them all. Its to prevent society from becoming distorted again. Thats what you want too, isnt it?
The cognitive Metaverse has disappeared too, along with that malevolent god However, it sounds like my testimony is necessary for them to find Shido guilty But theres no knowing what the police would do. Theyd never let a Phantom Thief be the hero
Theyd know I was acting out of line while under probation though
Ill ask you once more. Id like for you to turn yourself in to the police, of your own accord.
I had a feeling youd say that Leave the rest to us.
I hate you.
All right, lets go.
It seems to be an invitation to spend time together
Saes gonna smack the phone out of Maakus hand and piledrive him into the ground.
...Very well. You can turn yourself in tomorrow morning.
But I would really like to spend Christmas Eve together with you. Do you think we could walk around the city and then head back to your room?
We should probably see Haru, huh?
Im still in Shibuya, so lets meet in front of the station.
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
The city was amazing!
Or accompanying him to one of his boring work parties
I considered that third option but it just seemed hilariously cruel.
Maybe next year, Ill grow a fir tree to celebrate the occasion.
Sounds ambitious, but Im down.
I wont be able to see Haru again after tomorrow
Haru places an item in Maakus hand.
Its a hat. Okaaaaaaay?
Christmas is incredible!
But are you following the news on Shido? Well of course you are. Its always on Honestly, Im starting to get a little scared. The police investigation will probably lead straight to the Phantom Thieves. If that happens, will we not be able to see each other anymore?
Theres even the possibility that theyll fabricate a crime and move to arrest you all.
But telling her about it would only cause her to panic
...Whats the matter?
Trust me, its not you.
Its OK. I can take a taxi.
That coulda gone better.
Even so, this is the only way
Well, Sae, you ruined Christmas again. Way to go.
Anon: Hnngh, the memories
Anon: mash dat YES button
Anon: mash dat YES button
Anon: guess its ok. they saved us
It seems there was consensus to try Representative Shido for the countless crimes he confessed. Furthermore, many demands have been made for Representative Shido to resign from his public position. Nationwide protests have begun in support of holding new elections, and an internet proposal has--
Oh boy, the news is reporting on internet petitions, how riveting.
Its pretty impressive.
Whatre you cryin about, Futaba? You guys get in a fight or something?
Its really weird that no one like, called or texted the others about the fact that Maakus now being detained. Not even his girlfriend. They just let Ryuji burst in, jovial as ever.
...Whats up with this gloomy vibe? Wheres Maaku?
Mako-chan, whats wrong?
Its OK. Ill explain.
Music: Sunset Bridge
Ryuji punches the couch.
What the hell!?
I dont comprehend. The hero who saved this nation is now living in juvenile hall?
Its just how the system works. Dont let it get to you.
Thats stupid advice. Howre things ever gonna change if we dont get pissed off!?
I did my best to discuss the options but nothing I said could change the outcome
Ryuji punches the seat several more times.
Dammit! This cant be happenin!
Are we supposed to just agree to this? I cant do that!
I must object as well.
Wanting to interrogate him makes sense but the measures following were questionable at best.
All that crap about his record and probation was bullshit! He didnt do any of that!
Wont everything just cancel out if Shido tells the whole truth!?
That wont be enough. Remember what my sister said before? In order to overturn a sentence, you need definitive evidence that proves the subjects innocence.
Evidence!? Howre we gonna find anything like that !? I mean, the police were in on all that crap too, so any proof they gots prolly been destroyed
Futaba, is there any way you can use your computer to find information?
Ill do what I can But dont put too much faith in it. Its not some kinda almighty device.
You hacked into the nations broadcast signals with your fucking laptop.
The Metaverse doesnt exist anymore either Boss, cant you think of another means by which we can help him ?
Sojiro shakes his head. What a help he was.
I wonder what Mona-chan would say if he were here right now
Hed likely laugh and tell us how foolish we all are.
And he would say it in that high and mighty tone of his
He was kind of a prick.
That guy was real annoyin, but now that hes gone it feels yknow Guess we really did count on him a lot.
The hope of humanity
I wish I could do something to help our leader
Didnt he save all of you!? If we arent gonna act now, when will we?
Hm What can we do without using the Metaverse ?
Maybe well be able to find something if we search around.
Lets just calm down and think about it. Weve escaped death countless times before Theres no doubt we can do this!
Thats right! Lets go!
Everyone nods and replies in the affirmative, but its all at the same time so you cant make out much of it.
You acted as the leader of the Phantom Thieves that undermined our society Is that correct?
What you thought you were doing doesnt matter now. Moving on As leader of the Phantom Thieves, you committed a number of crimes. Illegal entry into the Madarame residence and Okumura Foods, destruction of property Ah, and the broadcast intrusion the other day was in violation of the Radio Law. There are some other infractions as well On top of all that, you have a past history of crime. Correct?
Whatever, pig. Your haircut sucks.
We will transfer you in the coming days.
Maaku has sacrificed his freedom for the greater good, and it doesnt seem like much can be done about it. Theres nothing left for us to do