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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 142: Infirmary

VLR OST: [Anxiousness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Looks just like the one on the last floor.

There's even a big old door in the same spot where the number nine door is in the other warehouse.

No lever to open it anyway, that I can see...

Well shoot. We couldn't possibly open that with our bare hands.

Duh. How much do you think that thing weighs?

You'd have about as much luck trying to lift a pickup truck, even if it was unlocked.


Those white doors?

Are they Chromatic Doors?

I mean, look at this.

It's one of those things that says "LOCK."

Yeah. Just like the ones next to the other Chromatic Doors.

So you're saying all the Chromatic Doors for the next round are...white?

Yeah... They were different colors before, but...

Guess things have changed for this round.

[Music fades out]

Before we could discuss the doors any further, a familiar robotic voice crackled over the speakers.

VLR OST: [Strain]

Forty-five minutes remain until Ambidex Game polling closes.

One of the other teams opened the gate early!

What in the hell'd they do that for?!
We haven't even started back yet...


Bah, never mind why! We just need to get back up there, pronto.
I'm worried about Quark.

We need to hook up with Alice and K, the sooner the better.

Right. Got it.

Let's go!

We returned to the floor A warehouse to find only two people waiting for us.
K, who'd gone through the red door...
...And Dio, who'd gone through the green door.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

We took him to the infirmary.
At the moment Alice, Phi, and Luna are looking after him.

Is he all right?!

I don't know if I would describe him as "all right," but apparently his condition has not worsened, if that's what you mean.
He is still resting. However, we—

Good. I'm going to the infirmary.

Ah! Tenmyouji, please, wait!

Tenmyouji ignored K, and took off at a run through the yellow door.

[Music fades out]


Well, it's not like it matters.
The girls'll just tell him when he gets there.
He oughta calm down once he's seen the kid.

Clover and I looked at one another, eyebrows raised.


What are they going to tell him?

Well, you see...


You found virus medicine in the laboratory?!


Unfortunately, we found only a single vial.

Then we can cure Quark's Radical-6!

So it would seem.

Well, I guess we should head over to the infirmary and see how he's doing.
C'mon, let's go.

Right behind you!

VLR OST: [Placidity]

It might take some time for him to recover fully, but the worst is over.

Luna's voice was quiet as she stepped back from Quark.
She held an injector gun with an empty vial.
Delicately, she placed it back in the cabinet.
Quark had been laid out on a crude cot, and was still sound asleep.
His breath was even, and his expression was peaceful.
He looked like any other child, sleeping soundly after a long day of doing whatever it is children do to amuse themselves.
Any trace of the insanity he'd shown earlier was nowhere to be found.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

We analyzed the vial and confirmed that it was definitely Axelavir.
Now that I've administered it...

The Axelavir should eradicate the virus completely, given enough time, right?

Yes, that should be the case.

Yeah, what a relief...

Things were looking pretty sketchy there for a while, that's for sure...

I felt some of the tension disappear from my shoulders, and I let out a breath I hadn't realized I'd been holding.
We weren't out of the woods yet, but at least Quark was safe.


Tenmyouji let out a long, shaky sigh, and lowered himself onto one of the empty beds.
He rubbed his hands wearily across his face, and I thought I saw the glint of tears.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

You saved his life. I don't know the words to tell you how much that means to me.

Oh, please.
It was nothing. Really. We just happened to be the ones who went through the red door...

Where is K? He's not in here...

He's still in the warehouse. Dio and K stayed behind.

They went there to wait for you guys while we came back here.
We figured someone should explain what was going on so you wouldn't come back to an empty warehouse.

So Dio and K were the ones who opened the AB Gates?

Not both of them. There was only one door open.


Well, we should get back and tell them how Quark's doing.
K will want to know, at least.

Yeah, you're right.

I nodded, and headed back toward the other side of the room.
I was nearly there when Tenmyouji suddenly spoke.

[Music fades out]


You know that memory card we found?

This thing?

999 OST: [Riddle and Puzzle]

I think I know how we can take a look at what's on it.


What, you don't remember?
There was a memory card just like it that we used to solve the puzzles in here.

Yeah, he's right.

There's a slot next to the screen. It should work for this one too.


Oh yeah... There it is... ...Right! Yeah!
Well let's give it a shot!

Yeah! I wanna see what's on it!

Okay, just gimmie a minute here.

I slid the card into the slot next to the screen.
No sooner had I done so than an image of a waveform popped up on the screen.

Why don't we turn up the volume a bit...

Luna tapped a few things on the screen, and a bar began to move across the screen.
Before long, a voice drifted out of the speakers.

[Music fades out]

This is Control. How's it going over there?
Bet you missed the sound of my voice, huh?
Well, I gotta be honest, it's getting pretty lonely over here too.
Feeling kinda like howling at the moon, lone wolf style.
Speaking of which...I'm looking at it right now and the old girl is beautiful.
Never seen a moon this full, and that color...
Tonight's that eclipse, remember? What a way to end 2028, huh?
The moon's this amazing red... If it wasn't so beautiful, it'd be kind of ominous.
Wish you guys could see it too, but—
Ah, sorry, forgot. You're supposed to be on Mars, aren't you.
So, uh, how are Phobos and Deimos looking right now?
Sure hope I'll get to look up at them someday too... Anyway... Over.


Hey, something wrong? Talk to me, guys.


What, you gonna play hard to get cause we haven't talked in so long?
Enough jokes, all right? Knock it off. Where are you guys?


Is there something wrong with the radio...?
...You're saying everything's green?
Well then what the hell's going on here!?
Why aren't they responding?!


No, the video feed's online.
Look, you can see all nine of them, three at each table.
...What?! Someone hacked our feed!?
What do you mean, this isn't live?
...An old clip on repeat? Who would do that?
What in the hell is happening here...


This is Control, I repeat, this is Control. Please come in. I'm asking you to respond!



Oh, thank God! You really had me worried there.
What happened?



Six of us are...dead.




Counting myself, there are only three left.

How... Why are...?

They were killed.


I...I guess you could say I killed them.

..., that's not quite right. Not just them. Not just these six...
All of them...
All six billion...
Soon I will have killed six billion people—


Are you there?! Respond!


This is Control, I repeat, this is Control. We have an emergency situation!
We have an unconfirmed report of six deceased test subjects!
Deploy rescue and escort teams to the test site immediately!