Part 25: Post-intermission
: Oh, nice work.
: What do you mean by that?
: Uh, I didn't see you in this last fight?
: I just didn't have anything to pilot, that's all. I helped save Bright and the others!
: What're you getting all worked up over? Don't worry about it, Bright!
: Our last remaining target is Dakar, now...
: I've heard that before... Something with the capabalities of both AVFs and Mobile Dolls...
: He means like Isamu's YF-19.
: So, that means this new weapon's... an unmanned Valkyrie?
: I don't know the details. Isamu might know something, but...
: Come to think of it, where IS Isamu?
: He should be on Edwards Base, continuing the Federation's AVF trials...
: At any rate, support from the Preventers is coming. We'll head to Dakar without delay.
: And he's the famous Steven Bowie.
: You got it. Well then, Isaac, we're off to the hangar, okay?
: Isaac, about the Nubia Connection...
: Yes, their pawns showed up at the DC Japan HQ, didn't they?
: It looked like their aim was reconaissance...
: Even you can't get any detailed information on them?
: No, unfortunately. But that in and of itself shows how fearsome Nubia is... Everything about Nubia, from its members, to its holdings, money, power, and goals... It's all shrouded in mystery.
: Hey, I've heard the name Nubia umpteen times, even out in space.
: That's because the name is all the authorities know about them.
: So then, Isaac... Do you know anything at all about Nubia?
: Well, I have done some research on the name of Nubia's acting head.
: What is it?
: His name is... Khamen Khamen.
: Khamen Khamen...?
: I think Khamen is sharpening his fangs behind the scenes in this chaos...
: (.........) Isaac, about our plans from here on...
: Poncho, you've come here too?
: Who's this dude...?
: I am Pancho Poncho, a shady merchant, at your service, Mr. Duo.
: Eh? You know who I am?
: Come, now... Duo Maxwell, of the Sweeper Group... That's a pretty famous name among our kind.
: No kiddin'?
: So, what are you here for, Poncho?
: Ensuring that the request is all taken care of, and negotiating the next request... Here I am, the J9's manager, working my darnedest to scrounge up work for you... And you repay me with suspicious questions?
: So basically, you came to get money?
: Sir Poncho, would you mean the successful completion bonus?
: Eh? Er, uh...
: Poncho, this is the first I've heard of a successful completion bonus.
: ...Well, uhh... I, uh... didn't tell you?
: (Oh-hoh... You said that on purpose, didn't you, Garrison.)
: Have I said something inconveniencing?
: We'll speak about this more at length, later.
: We'll put off our next request until that's all dealt with, if you don't mind.
: Hoo boy...
: Yeah... It's THAT Jotaro Kido. The one who's won tons of world championships in marksmanship.
: Hm? You called?
: I thought so...
: Oh, hey... I thought I recognized you. Kenichi Gou and Juuzou Naniwa, right?
: You know who we are?
: I've seen you guys around a lot at tournaments.
: I'd heard that Jotaro Kido was scouted out by the Federation's Red Rose Squadron...
: Yeah. You were supposed to be the ace of that special marksman squad.
: Well, stuff happened, y'know. Now I'm a Cosmo Ranger.
: Certainly not nearly as much as you, Bowie.
: What's up, you two? Your eyes are as wide as dinner plates...
: You don't recognize him!?
: Steven Bowie, holder of the most recorded victories in the biggest race in the solar system... The Le Man De Sol!
: You flatter me.
: Why would Bowie the long hitter get involved in shady business dealings!?
: Well, maybe I was scouted out for my skill...
: Oh, my... You two get all the boys, don't you? I'm almost jealous.