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Does this mean that they wont have a mental shutdown even if their Palace disappears ? I see So we need to persuade the Shadow without killing it, and then send it back to its real self. Our targets wont undergo a cognitive collapse if we do that.
We lucked into the correct way to solve the problem, huh. Thats rather convenient.
So, we can get em to confess with no bad stuff?
Dont worry about it. So howd it go? With Shiho, I mean...
Music: Break it Down
It was only for a little bit, but I got to talk to her ! I was able to tell her that Kamoshida admitted to what he did ! Shiho, she she told me she was sorry Looks like she found out that I was flirting with Kamoshida for her sake And here I was, wanting to apologize to her.
Kamoshidas at fault for all this.
I know Shihos mom is thinking of transferring her to another school after she recovers. The whole sexual harassment and attempted suicide people will label her after that. Sounded like Shiho had the same idea too.
Its gonna get lonely...
But, I think its for the best Im sure itll be hard if she stays here.
Shes alive. You can see her anytime.
*nods* ...I need to change too.
That aside, I was surprised you could hold yourself back against Kamoshidas Shadow.
It wasnt like that I just wanted Kamoshida to apologize himself.
Youre so kind, Lady Ann.
No matter how much of a shit bag he was, finishing him off woulda left a bad aftertaste, huh?
Huh? Thats not it. I think revenge is better served if I make him repent. Realizing what hes done, hell grovel for forgiveness the rest of his life, you know? I just believe there are fates worse than death.
A-Anyways, thats all settled But you know, there was one more thing I was wonderin about that castle. Why was Kamoshida the only one who had that Metaverse thing?
It isnt necessarily limited to him. Its something anyone could have if their heart became warped from their desires.
Wanna check it out?
N-Not right now. We better lay low for a while. People are still gonna be talkin about Kamoshida. Then again, its totally impossible for someone to find out what we did at his Palace.
Yeah, about that Weird rumors about you guys are already going around. Stuff like, you got together and threatened Kamoshida with something close to physical violence
Oh no, my sterling reputation!
People arent going to easily believe that phantom thieves really exist. The calling cards being treated like it was a prank by someone who knew what Kamoshida was doing.
Were the ones who did it, and I still dont completely believe it myself.
Lets wait for things to settle down for the time being.
Itd be better if we pawned it off ASAP. Ooh, got a hit!
Remember that time in middle school? I lent you some money.
Wouldnt it be around that much with compounded interest?
Im not saying that Im taking all of it.
Hey, thats not Ryujis money to give you, Ann! Im the one who fucking pays for everything. Goddamn, Ive been spending all my money on shitty vegetable drinks and food for my plant, I need this!
I agree on laying low and keeping an eye on the situation. However, you dragged me into this. It would be nonsense not to celebrate a successful mission.
I guess we could blow this dirty money on something fun.
Discussions among phantom thieves are to take place over luxurious food. How about it?
Hey, wait-- Nah, I guess its fine. Theres somewhere I want to go then.
Its a place Shiho and I have been wanting to go for a while.
I owe money, so I cant complain You good with that?
Wait no I was being sar--
Ill leave it to your discretion as well, Lady Ann.
Ill call and check the prices later then.
When should we go? Wanna do it soon, like tomorrow?
Why dont we go on the last day of the holidays? Itll help energize us when school life starts up again the day after.
Then the 5th, on Childrens Day.
So, whos going to sell this?
Leave that to us. We know a store thatll buy anything. Dont we, Maaku?
OK, Ill leave that to you guys.
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
No, that one is a fake. Its just a by-product of his cognition. The real medal should still be in his posession.
What ? Youre telling me Kamoshidas still got the medal?
Who cares? What matters is that we changed his heart. And anyway, if we had taken the real thing, thatd be stealing!
Heaven forbid we phantom thieves steal anything.
I dont think hell be proud of that medal anymore regardless.
You let go of stuff pretty easy, huh? Wanna forget about my debt?
Stop digging that up!
Back in middle school, we went on a field trip to the aquarium. But Ryuji had to spend all his money on a souvenir, so I lent him some for the train fare.
I said I was sorry That was for my mom.
Well, I guess I can call it even after all weve been through.
Anyways, we dont gotta worry about selling that medal off if its a fake! End of story!
Kamoshida will never be proud of that once-in-a-lifetime gold medal ever again. Depending on how you look at it, that punishment might be even worse than death for him.
For me, it just means more customers and even more work.
I-I have an alibi! I was nowhere near there! I wasnt even close enough to hear the gunshot!
...Funny. I never mentioned anything about a gunshot.
Hah, these detective shows are so hackneyed.
This is a cop drama, right? Its pretty interesting.
Lets just take another bath.
Maaku gets Charm +3.
You dont have plans, do you? Come help me out, instead of sleeping your life away.
I mean, I kinda do have pla--
We do owe it to him Well just have to wait. Hurry down and help him out.
And now to our next topic Fall from Grace: The story of a dishonored Olympic medalist. Just recently, a high school coach admitted to his school that he had been perpetually abusing students. Given his prior Olympic achievements, this has caused quite a stir. What caused this habitual offender to suddenly confess these heinous crimes to his entire school? The police are hoping that the upcoming interrogations will bring light to this question.
Hm? Isnt this ?
It was scary, but Im relieved that the abuse is finally going to end now.
Im glad I dont have to deal with that sexual harassment anymore...
Like, Im totally shocked they were actually true. At least now I can go to school without worrying.
*sigh* Things might be getting turbulent at school, but you need to just keep your head down, all right? ...More importantly, keep those hands moving. Ive got some more stuff I need you to do.
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
No way the schools gonna be able to play dumb after that.
I saw it too. Shihos name didnt come up, right?
Not that I saw. Id bet they wanted to keep that part quiet.
Im so glad...
Its finally over then All we gotta do now is eat some tasty shit and put all this crap behind us. Im totally looking forward to this celebration party.
Ill try not to let you guys down!
Even if the chief wants your help, make sure you turn him down, OK?
The next day...
Just do it. Dont get cocky with me.
...Oh, hey Sae. What the fuck are you doing here?
Am I interrupting something?
Not at all.
Police are hurrying to solve the matter as it may relate to the rise in psychotic breakdown incidents.
Oh, is that the thing everyones been talking about?
Doesnt it make you curious? People who were living normal lives suddenly went mad or deranged out of the blue Not to mention that its happening one after another Could they really be coincidental?
Hmm Leaving that aside Whatll you have?
...Ill have the house blend please.
Im his slave. Call the cops.
Uh, thats exactly the case
Are you a high school student? Where do you attend?
Oh ? Someone I know goes there as well. Ive heard that things are rough right now. A teacher named Kamoshida confessed his crimes like he was a completely different person supposedly.
What? I have no idea how to parse this sentence. Why is all of a sudden in quotes? Some of Saes dialogue feels like it was almost machine-translated, but the machine didnt know English very well either.
Can a persons mental state change so easily?
Is my drink ready yet?
...Coming right up.
Music: Tokyo Daylight
You know some place thatll buy it off you, right?
We cant actually head anywhere but the one place we can sell this medal or the game gets snippy.
My time with Yakuza 0 tells me this guy isnt that menacing. Wheres the sweater tied around his neck?
You want a job where you can make stacks without lots of work?
Hey, dont listen! And I think weve seen him around before Anyway, pawning off the gold medal should be our top priority right now. Ignore that guy!
Why wont the cat let me ruin my life
Looks like word about Kamoshida spread fast. Anyway, lets head to Untouchable, in case you couldnt figure out thats where we sell shit.
Looks like it. Lets just take care of this.
Wait! We dont have a search warrant yet. Just be patient. Im sure well get one soon enough. And theyd never think about running off down this narrow alley.
Im sure thats nothing to worry about. Lets just head inside.
Music: Layer Cake
Huh? A gold medal? Why do you have this? We dont buy any fake or stolen goods here, kid. ...Hold on a sec. Lemme see it.
Hmph. 30,000 it is then.
Golly, thanks mister.
Sure, this all seems legit.
Glad youre so quick to understand.
Maaku isnt very bright.
I dunno, lookin for evidence? You tell me, Detective-san.
Well, you guys gonna search me? Go on, do what you gotta do.
...What was that?
An upstandin citizens supposed to cooperate with the cops, right?
Hey, you sure that lead was legitimate?
I couldve sworn it was...
Can you two hurry it up? I got a business to run here.
Whats in the bag, huh? Show me!
...The kids just a regular ol customer. You can check the tapes if thatll convince you. Theyll show everything thats gone down here today.
I should leave...
I wont let you get away that easy! Show us whats in the bag!
You piece of shit !
Hey, youre talking to a kid, remember? Besides, hes not the one were here to see.
Thats right, Detective-san. Maybe next time try not harassin my customers, see how that goes.
Safe trip home, kid.
More importantly arent you curious about whats in the bag?
Come on, lets open it up.
Its incredible though! Miles ahead of the one Ryuji had. Theres something weird about that place Hey Maaku, I just had a great idea We should totally buy this gun from him later!
I mean, its perfect. Something this real-looking would work wonders in the Metaverse Anyway, he told you to bring it back the next time you came, right? You should try striking a deal with him when we go to return it!
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
I saw the news. You know, about Kamoshida. Its getting a lot of coverage...
I dont know The reactions been bigger than what I was expecting I guess Im just surprised. I dont think we did anything wrong though. I wonder if we helped those people speak up about it...
Thats pretty amazing, huh? I didnt think wed actually be able to do it! And yet look at us now! This calls for a celebration! Lets meet in front of Shibuya Station at noon tomorrow. Dont be late! Oh, and did you pawn off that medal? You didnt forget, right?
Good to hear! I already made reservations! You should be really excited about the place I chose, by the way. Im sure everyones gonna love it! Well, see you guys tomorrow!
Hey, what do you think were gonna be eating?
Ooh, I could go for some wagyu beef! It better be Grade-A! In any case, Im surely looking forward to it! Mwehehehe!
Tune in next time to see just how we celebrate our big success.