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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 131: [continued]

Please check your bracelet to see your updated Bracelet Points.

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Quark is sick, a kid, and unable to vote.
I couldn't bring myself to betray someone like that.

Thank you...

No need to thank me. I only did what anyone would have.

Of course.
Tenmyouji had only 1 BP left, and he was guaranteed to vote "ally."
So, there's no way we could betray somebody in that position.

If we had, then he'd...he'd...

Yeah, you didn't have much choice.

[Music fades out]

Alice, K, and Dio, on the other hand, seemed to have had a less pleasant round.

VLR OST: [Eeriness]

You're either crazy or just an asshole!
Were you trying to kill me?!

No, nothing like that...

Well then what was it "like"?!
If we'd voted "ally," I'd...

You would be dead. The needles in your bracelet would have activated, killing you.

See? That's exactly what I'm talking about.
I didn't think there was any way in hell you guys would choose "ally," not with Alice's BP at 1.
The only way you could possibly vote was "betray."
Picking "ally" when I knew you guys would pick "betray" would have been suicide.

You can't die, you've got 6 BP!

Well, maybe not immediately, no.
But I would have been signing my own death warrant.
Heck, not just mine...
Everyone except K's.


Didn't you think it through?

Let's say I was a raving lunatic, and picked "ally." What would happen to K's BP?

6 + 3...would make 9.

Then it'd be game over. Life over.
He'd open the number nine door and blow this popsicle stand.

And that'd leave us twisting in the wind, living out the rest of our miserable lives stuck in this place.


I did it to save all our necks. Including yours.


Alice gritted her teeth and scowled fiercely at Dio, apparently trying to think of a rebuttal, before finally snorting indignantly and stalking away.

Shortly thereafter the warehouse was filled with the rumbling sound of the doors sliding shut.

Round three of the Ambidex Game will be the Star Round.
Star keys are required to open the gates.
There is no set limit on usage of the star keys.
The Ambidex Gates can be opened as many times as the players wish to open them.

VLR OST: [Sinisterness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

We can play the AB Game as many times as we want.


Hey, didn't Zero Jr. say something about this?

The pair and solo assignments hop around a bit too.

Can you guys all show me your bracelets?
I want to see what all our colors and groups are this time.

Within moments a series of wrists were extended for me to examine.

Luna and Clover are a cyan pair, and Phi and Alice are a magenta pair.
The remaining three are all solos. K is red, Dio is green, and I'm blue.
So how are the groups supposed to work for the next round?
I think the next doors are going to be those white ones down in the floor B warehouse...

Yeah, I heard about those. Alice told me about them while we were here waiting for you and Clover.
I think I've got them figured out.

Yeah. So, lay it out for us. How are the groups going to shake out this time?

Phi nodded and began to explain.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Yes. No other combinations would be able to open the secondary doors.
Admittedly, Tenmyouji and Quark aren't here for us to check, but I'm sure they're the yellow pair.
If they weren't, then Sigma would be stuck without anybody he could pair up with.

Well, you just didn't think hard enough then. Sooner or later, everybody puts up with Dio. Wait...

[Music fades out]


It looks like we have a lot of time until the primary doors open...

999 OST: [Imaginary]

Those pods can't cure Radical-6, he still needs help.

Well, we don't have anything to lose, so we might as well look for that medicine...Axelavir, right?

Yeah. What about the rest of you?

Oh, I'll help!

As will I.

Me too.

Guh...fine... I guess I can help.

What about you, Sigma?

Of course I'll help. What kind of a jerk wouldn't?

Okay, we should split up and search.

After some discussion, Dio and K were assigned to the pantry, Luna and Alice to the treatment center, and Clover, Phi, and myself to the pressure exchange chamber.

We all nodded.
K turned to Alice and Luna.

You are going to the treatment center, correct?


Then please remember to tell Tenmyouji where we intend to meet, and when.


You must also remember to bring Quark with you.
I am concerned about removing him from the pod, but it can't be helped.
Without Quark's bracelet, Sigma and Tenmyouji will be unable to open the secondary door.


With a final nod to one another we split up, each team heading in a different direction.