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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 127: Floor B

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Forty-five minutes remain until Ambidex Game polling closes.

Somebody else must have opened one of the AB Rooms!

Wh-Why would they do that?!


...Whatever. We should be heading back anyway.

I headed for the door—


Clover's voice stopped me.

What is it?

I turned to see her pointing toward the wall with the treatment pods.

VLR OST: [Portentousness]

The screen... It changed...


The screen on the pod's monitor thingie!

It says "Recent Operational Records"...

I stepped closer and began to read.
What it said was...interesting.

[Currently treating: 1 subject]

That "1 subject" had to mean Quark.
This was the pod we'd put him into, after all.
I read on.

I checked the other pods.
They were all the same...


Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I think it's saying that about 8 hours ago somebody in this pod woke up from cold sleep.
Well, three people actually.
One for each pod.
They all say the same thing, see?

That's before we all woke up, huh...
I mean, it hasn't been eight hours yet.


So the three pod people could be three of us.
They could have been captured earlier...donno how much earlier...
Then they were thawed out 8 hours ago, and carried into the AB Rooms...

Yeah, that seems reasonable.
I really don't think there'd be anyone else in here besides the nine of us.
...Well, I guess it's actually the ten of us, huh?

If you count the old woman we found, then it would be ten, wouldn't it?


Don't ask me! How am I supposed to know that?
All it says is "subject."

A) That's creepy... B) It doesn't tell us anything about who they might have been.

It doesn't say when they were put into cold sleep either.

And this bit... Where it says "All prior records have been erased — Authorization: admin"... That seems pretty suspicious to me.

I wonder why they wouldn't just write the time, though...


Well, you said it yourself: The log says "8 hours ago," not, like, "9:15 am." Those minus signs have to mean "this far in the past."
Who would ever write the time like that?

Yeah, that is weird...

Maybe Zero Sr. doesn't want us to know what the actual time is...

Why not?

Hell if I know.


Speaking of things I don't know... Why did this stuff suddenly show up?
It seems like whatever it was that triggered this activated as soon as we opened the door to leave.

Wouldn't that mean Zero Sr. set it up to work that way?

Yeah, but why? That's what I'm asking...
What reason would he have to do that?

Maybe he wanted us to see the records?

Perhaps, but he deleted a bunch of the data.



A trick?

All of these records are fake. Zero Sr. just set it up to mess with us.

So you're saying this was just a...joke?

Well, I can't say for sure, but it seems possible. Right?

Hmm... No, it doesn't make sense...

Maybe they can think of something.

Yeah, you're right.
If the AB Gates have opened, we need to be heading back to the warehouse anyway.

Yeah, and we need to tell everyone what happened with Quark.

We double-checked that Quark was all right in his pod, then hurried out of the treatment center.

VLR OST: [Anxiousness]

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It looks just like the other one.


Hey, could you show me that map?

This one is right under the floor A warehouse.

Huh. So it is.

Are those...

Those doors are...white.

And there are three of them.

Okay, let's go take a closer look.

These are Chromatic Doors.

They've got a little box right next to them, just like the others.

So these are the third-round Chromatic Doors, huh...
I guess we'll be coming back here pretty soon.


What do you mean?

We both have 6 BP right now.

Yeah, that's true. So?

We're a pair, right?


And who's our opponent?


But he's in the pod right now, so...

You aren't saying we should pick "betray," are you?

Weren't you planning to?
I thought that was why you were okay with Option C when we were making the groups...

No, no, that's not...
I just...I thought that, with Quark's...condition...I'd be able to choose "ally" and not worry about getting betrayed.

We're partners, that means we share the same destiny!
So let's not hide anything from each other, okay?

I'm not hiding anything.'re serious? You were really going to pick "ally"?


Whoa, hold on a second there.
We might not get another chance like this.
Let's say we ally and get up to 8 points. We don't know if we'll be able to get any points next round.

For all we know, there might not even be a next round.
There are three other people with 6 BP, right? Dio, K, and Phi.
What do you think's going to happen if one of them gets 9 points this round?

That's not going to happen.

Why not?

He's only got 1 BP left, though. I really don't think they'd pick "betray."
If Tenmyouji picked "ally," they'd kill him.


He's playing against Alice and K, and Alice's BP—

No! Don't even think about that!

I agree.
But her BP is the same as Tenmyouji's, so unless Dio's willing to kill someone he won't be able to get his BP to 9.

Then Alice has to vote "betray."

Yeah, that is generally the best defensive choice.

But if Dio chooses "ally"...


Then K would have 9 BP!


If K gets 9 BP, then there won't be a third AB Game.

Well, that's not necessarily the case.

Nope! As long as that person doesn't open the number nine door, the game goes on!

So you think that K will stay here, even if he gets enough points to leave?

I donno, but it's possible.

No it's not!

Well, we can think about how we're going to vote later.
For now we need to get back to the others.
There's a couple things I've gotta do when we get back.




Okay, back to floor A, then.
Let's move.

I turned and headed for the exit. After a few moments, I heard Clover's footsteps following behind me.