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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 128: [continued]

999 OST: [Imaginary]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]


Are we the last ones?


Tenmyouji's expression was furious, and from the way he was stomping toward me I felt like I only had a few seconds before I was on the ground with his hands around my neck.

I explained what had happened with Quark and the pods as quickly as I could.



No, they're definitely safe. He's fine.

Well are they safe or aren't they?!


Look, ah, I'm just worried about him, all right?
Can you take me to this "treatment center," Clover?


Don't worry.
We've still got 20 minutes left.
Plenty of time to go have a look and come back.



Okay. Come on, then.

As soon as she finished, she was off.
Tenmyouji followed at her heels, and in the blink of an eye they were gone, out the magenta door.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I beg your pardon?

You opened the AB Gates before Clover and I got back, didn't you?
I want to know why the hell you'd go and do something like that.

As she spoke, Phi gestured toward the line of AB Rooms. Only one was open.

It's not like we opened them all up.

So you're saying only one person, or one pair, jumped the gun here?


Well then who was it?

So, it was you...
Figured as much...

It's not really a big deal, okay? I mean, you came right back.

Yes, Dio, yes it is a big deal.

If you hadn't made it back by the deadline, you'd just have defaulted to "ally."

No, not "just."
Are you telling me you didn't know?
Didn't you find one of these notes?

We found this in the treatment center.

There was no such thing in the pressure exchange chamber.

I didn't see one in the pantry either.

Well, whatever. You should really probably read it, though.

"Hare are some more AB game rules for you!"
"Not voting is not a hoption."
"If both parties refuse to vote..."
"...Then everybunny gets penalized!"
"In other words..."
"...One person out of every color group of three has to vote."

If we hadn't gotten back in time, Clover, Quark and I could have died.
And you just...

All right, all right, I get it.
Cut me some slack though, man. I didn't know.

So you wouldn't have opened the gate if you did?

[Music fades out]


999 OST: [Riddle and Puzzle]


If they treat people there, I'd think they'd have shelves of medicine and stuff.
Did you find any Axelavir?

It's...not really that kind of place. It just had those pods, and that was it.
Besides, if we'd found anything to cure Radical-6, we wouldn't have put Quark in the pod.

I see.
Can the pod cure Radical-6?

No, unfortunately...

How do you know that?

Oh... Well, it said so on the screen next to the pods.
Something about how it can provide relief from the symptoms, but it can't actually cure the disease.
That's better than nothing though.



As quick as I could, I explained what the records had said about the pods' occupants and their cold sleep.

Are you suggesting that three of us were, until recently, cryogenically frozen?

If you can trust what we read, yeah.

I don't know, that's what I'm saying.
It didn't say who they were, or even when they were frozen.

So this cold sleep...
That means they basically froze the body solid, right?
Not like how a bear or something hibernates, where it just slows way down...

Yeah, I think so.


Wouldn't it stop when you were put into cold sleep?

So if we go into cold sleep, our bracelets would come off!

Then we can just defrost ourselves right away!

You said there were three pods, right?

We'd only need to do it three times for the nine of us!


The armor...



Don't worry, I'm sure we'll figure something out.
We should go have a look, at any rate. We'll be able to come up with a plan once we know more.

Of course...