Komm Susser Tod 2 3 4

01[00:06] <Yanmei> It figured. Only a few minutes after returning from Washington D.C., lugging bags of diapers, bottled water and a small shipment of little kids clothes, Yanmei was pulled into another job. -
01[00:12] <Yanmei> She abandoned her gifts on the Bridge and then, following behind Alphonse Wellesley with a rather put-upon expression, she marched along the cracked and battered hallways of the ship. The further along they went, the more frequent the security ID checks became, performed first by armed soldiers, and then by hulking Iron Guards. The number of blast doors they had to pass through also increased. -
01[00:13] <Yanmei> Eventually, they reached their destination: the prison area.
[00:24] <Minaplo> ["We have a number of prisoners here, as I said." Said Alphonse. "The two that stick our are Dieter Hauptmann, the Lord High Magistrate who led the boarding attack on the Dory, and his aide de camp, Daniel Forrest."-
[00:30] <Minaplo> ["I know them both from the NeoAlex project." He said. "Daniel was a fellow student."]
01[00:31] <Yanmei> "Interesting," Yanmei muttered. "Shame you two had to meet up again under these circumstances."
[00:35] <Minaplo> ["Indeed." He said neutrally. "Who'd you like a word with first?"]
01[00:38] <Yanmei> "Let's start with the big fry, shall we? Hauptmann himself."
[00:42] <Minaplo> ["Yes, ma'am."-
[00:43] <Minaplo> [Hauptmann was behind a surovite cell door, one that had a permanent Iron Guard standing outside of it (who else could be trusted on such a task?).-
[00:45] <Minaplo> [He was a massive man, about 8 feet tall even without power armour. He looked like he might've been in his late 40s, maybe early 50s. He had straight, dark brown hair, streaked through with grey, kept short. He had some almighty silvery perma-stubble, although at this point it was buried beneath several days' worth of actual hair.-
[00:47] <Minaplo> [He was sitting on the ground, yet this only meant he was slightly a head taller than Yanmei.-
[00:47] <Minaplo> [He reached over and grabbed the telephone off the wall- it looked tiny in his hands. He held it up to his ear.]
06[00:50] * Yanmei did the same with hers, gazing up at him. "Commander," she greeted him, carefully straining the tension out of her voice.
[00:54] <Minaplo> ["Chancellor Zhang." He said, his voice quiet, solemn. "I am honoured that you would grace me with a personal visit. I only regret that I am not quite at my best."]
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01[01:00] <Yanmei> "I can't say that anyone on this ship would be at their best right now," Yanmei pointed out. "But thank you. Can you guess why I've come today?"
[01:00] <Minaplo> ["Interrogation."]
01[01:02] <Yanmei> "Yes. We would rather not use force if we can help it. Please answer our questions promptly and without trouble."
[01:03] <Minaplo> ["I have questions of my own, first."]
01[01:05] <Yanmei> Her eyes narrowed suspiciously. "Go on?"
[01:06] <Minaplo> ["My subordinates, my aide de camp, the ones you have captured- they are being treated well?"]
01[01:10] <Yanmei> "They're being held in similar conditions. No executions. No abuse."
[01:13] <Minaplo> ["I see."]
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01[01:24] <Yanmei> "Are you always so concerned about your subordinates?"
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[01:37] <Minaplo> ["Is that so unusual?"]
01[01:48] <Yanmei> "Not really. But after the mission you guys were selected to do…"
[01:50] <Minaplo> ["We came fairly close to achieving our objectives."]
01[01:53] <Yanmei> "You all would have been killed had the ambush succeeded."
[01:53] <Minaplo> ["Is that so?"]
01[01:56] <Yanmei> "Yeah? The ship was minutes from being turned to scrap, with all of you on board."
[01:57] <Minaplo> ["Well obviously, if our ambush had succeeded, I would've called off the attack."]
01[02:02] <Yanmei> "I take that to mean there are those among your troops who have the ability to teleport away at will?"
[02:04] <Minaplo> ["I'm not sure what you mean by that." Said Hauptmann.]
01[02:31] <Yanmei> "Why exactly did they send you over here anyway? If Caine's ship had followed up with another shot like that first one, the Dorian would have been destroyed. Surely, you weren't ordered to take prisoners…?"
[02:41] <Minaplo> [Hauptmann gave her a small smile. "The Art of War, Chapter three, passage one. Ask Alphonse if you don't know what it says."]
06[02:56] * Yanmei tossed her hair. "'It's better to capture a country whole' etcetera," she said promptly. "I'm having a hard time believing that after what you did to our other bases. I didn't here any demands to surrender either, even though you had an important hostage."
01[02:56] <Yanmei> ^hear
[03:03] <Minaplo> ["This battleship held your important commanders, your auxiliaries, functional Eva facilities and the body of Lilith itself." Said Hauptmann. "Would you really have surrendered?"]
01[03:10] <Yanmei> "It would have literally taken you five seconds to find out for sure."
[03:11] <Minaplo> ["The answer is 'no', isn't it?"]
06[03:16] * Yanmei sighed. "No. Probably not."
[03:17] <Minaplo> ["Good. I wouldn't have either."-
[03:19] <Minaplo> [He shifted himself slightly. "Regardless, I was not the supreme commander of the attack, only of the boarding forces. It is a foolish commander who abandons his command centre to lead a single assault. My orders were to capture the vessel, and that was that."]
[21:09] <Yanmei> "So you would have no idea -why- she'd want us around? The Angels are dead. Our organization is of no use to her anymore? And she went through all that effort to build her own army long before we had even broken away from the UN… Why?"
[21:14] <Minaplo> ["I cannot say. Maybe she just did not want to waste your legendary abilities?"]
[21:19] <Yanmei> For a split second, she was unable to tell if he was mocking her or not. She decided to press on regardless. "One of her agents tried to kill William Weiss-Xylanger recently? I doubt that's really it. But thanks for the complement."
[21:22] <Minaplo> [He gave her a nod.-
[21:23] <Minaplo> ["I do not speak to Caine often." He said. "And I cannot claim to know much of her plans. I may be one of her Lord High Magistrates, but soldiers are soldiers. I follow orders."]
[21:25] <Yanmei> "I understand." -
[21:29] <Yanmei> "Do you know much about the troops your brought along with you for this invasion? Those Phantoms and their Solomons?"
[21:29] <Minaplo> ["I might."]
[21:46] <Yanmei> "The Phantoms in particular… their conditioning is so extensive that it seems like they have little to no will or personal individuality outside of following orders that are given to them by their Solomons. Is this true for all of them, as far as you can tell?"
[21:47] <Minaplo> ["Chancellor, I respect you as an opponent, but I see no reason to tell you this, when you're still my enemy."]
[23:46] <Yanmei> "We might be enemies, but there are some things we can come together on. The Phantoms are your subordinates too, right? Among the number you were so concerned about earlier? We don't know them on a personal level, but they resemble the UEF's Ayanamis so much that it's hard for personnel here not to feel some concern for them too. Even beyond that, their use in this war at all is pretty
[23:46] <Yanmei> unsettling…"
[23:51] <Minaplo> ["I understand what you say." Said Hauptmann. "But even so, this is a war, and whilst any death is regrettable, simply giving you an exploit would be treacherous- and more to the point, it could affect the war effort, which would have ripple effects that could cause more pain."]
[00:12] <Minaplo> [He leaned forward now a little, speaking quietly. "Chancellor, I see the look in your eye, the worried aside glance, the discomfort you show when I talk about these things. You're famous as a fighter, but it's obvious that your soul is gentle enough to be disquieted at the suffering this conflict causes. You're defeated, Chancellor. How can I possibly give you the opportunity to prolong this war, when the most humane and sensible decision would be for you to accept surrender?"]
[00:26] <Yanmei> "Not even you can explain to me what the New World Army wants with our forces or what its long-term goals will be should it get them. We are not defeated, and even if we were I won't surrender to her without knowing that much. You're underestimating both my resolve and Caine's capacity for cruelty."
[01:02] <Yanmei> "Did you know, for example, that she recently attacked our civilian base? And killed hundreds of defenseless women, children and other non-combatants? What part of that screams her willingness to offer humane treatment if we surrendered? For that matter, why would any army willingly surrender after such actions?"
[01:06] <Minaplo> ["…" His eyes narrow slightly. "That is exactly what someone would say if they wanted to shake my loyalty. And with Wellesley at your side, you know more than enough about me to exploit that, Chancellor."]
[01:46] <Yanmei> "It's not my job to manipulate you, Commander, and I wouldn't expect to, given your rank and reputation. War is an ugly thing, and I'm sure there's a reason why you've stayed with the UN - and the New World Army - for as long as you have despite that. You asked why we wouldn't surrender, and the event is still raw enough for it to pop up as one of the first reasons to respond with." She
[01:46] <Yanmei> folded her arms. "In any case, it's the -truth-. Even if you were unaware of the operation, I'm certain that there were other commanding figures who were right on board. Plenty of Phantoms, going by the witness accounts. There was a Solomon Prime among them, as well…"#
[13:04] <Yanmei> "It's obvious from the look on your face that this bothers you a lot? But I guess this bloodshed is what we can expect from your faction, like it or not. Correct?"
[13:13] <Minaplo> [He snorted, looking away, unclenching his fists. "If Phantoms and a Prime were involved, then it could only be ordered by Caine herself. However, the same could be said of many events throughout history… Without proof, then how am I supposed to believe what you say?"]
[13:56] <Yanmei> "There are plenty of witnesses who survived the attacks, although, regretfully, they can't come here to visit personally?" She put a hand on her hip. "Listen. I've spoken about your reputation before, but now I can actually see your reactions to all of this in person. You're a good, respectable man, Commander Hauptmann. Although you can't do anything about your leader's ghastly decisions,
[13:56] <Yanmei> you can distinguish yourself as such with the decisions that only you make. Not that you need any lectures from me on the subject…"
[14:15] <Minaplo> ["I've tried." He said quietly. "But… But even the UN is greater than just its leaders. It's a collective will striving together for a great future, full of people, #good# people trying to make things right. I remember how we were greeted as liberators and peacekeepers after Impact when we entered wartorn lands, threw down the little tyrants, and brought freedom, and stability, and peace. It is not the UN that is at fault, but rather its leaders. I cannot just turn my back on something that I've given so much of my life to, Chancellor…"]
01[01:03] <Yanmei> "I can understand that? Most of our officers and soldiers were also with the UN. But, Commander, answering our questions isn't the same as turning your back on your position. Maybe we could build bridges… work to change the UN for the better from the inside and out, turning it back into what it originally was."
[01:10] <Minaplo> ["… I see. Perhaps… Hm. You might be sincere, but you might not be. My actions may still help you. They may still lead to lives lost that might've otherwise been spared…"-
[01:28] <Minaplo> ["Look me in the eye, and promise me that your word is true. Swear on it, swear that you'll try to rebuild the UN once again, to restore its true purpose, and not dismantle it."]
06[01:37] * Yanmei lifted her chin, staring straight into the man's eyes with her own dark, tired ones. "I swear it. The UN will actually do what it's supposed to if I have anything to say about it?"
[01:38] <Minaplo> [Hauptmann stares back at her, before his gaze shifts to Alphonse, who nods once.-
[01:38] <Minaplo> [He sighed. "Very well, Chancellor. Then I'll accept your help, and help you in return."]
06[01:39] * Yanmei relaxed, lapsing into a small smile. "Thank you so much, Commander."
[01:42] <Minaplo> [He nodded.-
[01:42] <Minaplo> ["Now. You had questions."]
01[01:46] <Yanmei> "Yes. About the Phantoms and their conditioning. You're not in technical, so you might not be the one to know this, but… our own scientists have speculated that their conditioning is pretty much irreversible at this point. Does that match up with what you know of them too?"
[01:48] <Minaplo> ["I'm not sure." Said Hauptmann. "I can tell you that Phantoms are batch-grown in vats, and that each batch of 20 to 40 are all tied via their AT Fields and conditioning to a single Solomon Adept, who acts as their leader in battle, their trainer, but also as a - parent." He said. "Their conditioning is strange. They have- multiple personalities, almost, each suited to a different situation."]
01[01:53] <Yanmei> "Strange…" Yanmei echoed, her forehead creasing a little. "Have you seen what happens to them when their Solomon dies? Long term effects, I mean."
[01:57] <Minaplo> ["No, I haven't." Said Hauptmann. "But I cannot imagine the effects are good for the Phantoms. They are strange." He said. "In battle they are silent, acting obediently without being given any spoken orders, they move in concert." His eyes narrowed a little, as though trying to understand some mystery. "But outside of battle, their personalities are changed, and they can be inquisitive,
[01:57] <Minaplo> curious, friendly, even playful, like children. I remember seeing one batch, where one of them had been taught a board game, so that one spent their time teaching the others, four playing, the rest watching."-
[01:59] <Minaplo> ["The Primes have their own batches as well." Said Hauptmann. "I remember speaking to Joan once, when she was with her Phantoms in her own quarters. How they adored her, and she them. How they sat around her and hugged her, and how she would kiss and cuddle them in return. It was- completely unexpected."]
01[02:01] <Yanmei> Blank stare. "Joan. The Solomon Prime Joan." A long pause. "There's not, like, a second Joan Prime secretly walking around, is there?"
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[02:05] <Minaplo> ["No." He said with a wry smile. "She is always angry, that one, and she hates me, but she was never so at ease as she was with them…"]
01[02:07] <Yanmei> "She hates everyone?" Yanmei muttered, shaking her head in bewilderment. "But I should have expected that the Primes would also have their own Phantom troops. There were some working with Augustine the first time we met."
[02:10] <Minaplo> ["You may not have met his own, that said." Said Hauptmann. "I know Augustine was deployed very quickly after he was awakened, and they didn't have time to grow his own- he simply had an Adept loan some Phantoms to him. Similarly, Sophia's were made many months after she left- she'll probably only be meeting them now."]
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01[02:21] <Yanmei> "Is that so?" How would she even react to that? Would she treat them kindly? She would be less lonely if she was surrounded by them, at least. "One of our officers, actually, has wondered if rehabilitating the Phantoms was possible. Teaching them to exist in regular society without using them for wars? What do you think of it?"
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Session Close: Sun Oct 19 02:37:51 2014

Session Start: Sun Oct 19 22:29:08 2014
Session Ident: #nervfrance
03[22:29] * Now talking in #nervfrance
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01[23:21] <Yanmei> [01:59] <Minaplo> ["The Primes have their own batches as well." Said Hauptmann. "I remember speaking to Joan once, when she was with her Phantoms in her own quarters. How they adored her, and she them. How they sat around her and hugged her, and how she would kiss and cuddle them in return. It was- completely unexpected."]
01[23:21] <Yanmei> 01[02:01] <Yanmei> Blank stare. "Joan. The Solomon Prime Joan." A long pause. "There's not, like, a second Joan Prime secretly walking around, is there?"
01[23:21] <Yanmei> 03[02:01] * Noriko is now known as Zack
01[23:21] <Yanmei> [02:05] <Minaplo> ["No." He said with a wry smile. "She is always angry, that one, and she hates me, but she was never so at ease as she was with them…"]
01[23:21] <Yanmei> 01[02:07] <Yanmei> "She hates everyone?" Yanmei muttered, shaking her head in bewilderment. "But I should have expected that the Primes would also have their own Phantom troops. There were some working with Augustine the first time we met."
01[23:21] <Yanmei> [02:10] <Minaplo> ["You may not have met his own, that said." Said Hauptmann. "I know Augustine was deployed very quickly after he was awakened, and they didn't have time to grow his own- he simply had an Adept loan some Phantoms to him. Similarly, Sophia's were made many months after she left- she'll probably only be meeting them now."]
01[23:21] <Yanmei> 03[02:17] * Zack is now known as Noriko
01[23:21] <Yanmei> 01[02:21] <Yanmei> "Is that so?" How would she even react to that? Would she treat them kindly? She would be less lonely if she was surrounded by them, at least. "One of our officers, actually, has wondered if rehabilitating the Phantoms was possible. Teaching them to exist in regular society without using them for wars? What do you think of it?"
[23:24] <Minaplo> ["I don't see why it wouldn't be." Said Hauptmann. "It would be difficult, nevertheless. I don't think they'll ever truly live normal lives, not with their setup, but they could live productive, peaceful, fulfilling ones."]
01[23:29] <Yanmei> "Hmm." Yanmei pondered this, and then glanced down with a sigh, her hand finding its way to her hip again. "There are a lot of them, though. A -lot-. Surely you all had some sort of post-war plan for them…?"
[23:34] <Minaplo> ["Phantoms sit outside the chain of command." Said Hauptmann. "They answer to their Adepts, who answer to Mary Caine. She can place them under our command if she chooses, but in reality we're simply 'borrowing' Phantoms. I couldn't say there was a post-war plan for them at all, Chancellor, although I can say it wouldn't be the first war where good soldiers were discarded after being useful."]
01[23:47] <Yanmei> "True enough?" But Yanmei's frown deepened, at tiny hint of raw bitterness creeping to the surface of her eyes. "Maybe we'll get a chance to do right by them. In the meantime, we just need to survive this. By the way? Your men are making it a little difficult for us to clear debris and find survivors."
[23:52] <Minaplo> ["I see. So they're still fighting?" His expression was grave, although he couldn't quite hide the glint of pride in his eyes. "Do you want me to see if I can make them stop?"]
06[23:56] * Yanmei hesitated for a moment, and then nodded. He could use the opportunity to make things much worse if he wanted to… but desperate times called for desperate measures. How much longer could the surviving crewmembers even hold out for? "How do you plan to do that?"
[23:56] <Minaplo> ["You kept my armour?"]
01[23:57] <Yanmei> "Yes."
[23:58] <Minaplo> ["My helmet was probably damaged when Ayanami Rei split my head with her hammer, but enough of it should remain for me to use it for this." He said. "I can use my access codes to patch into the wider communications network my soldiers will be using to coordinate their attacks. At best, I can make them stop, and at worst I can at least help you predict their attack patterns."]
Session Time: Mon Oct 20 00:00:00 2014
06[00:09] * Yanmei nodded slowly. "We can start in an hour. We'll make preparations in the meantime. Collect your equipment and make repairs to it if it's too far gone, get a room ready, that sort of thing."
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06[00:16] * Yanmei nodded slowly. "We can start in an hour. We'll make preparations in the meantime. Collect your equipment and make repairs to it if it's too far gone, get a room ready, that sort of thing."
[00:17] <Minaplo> ["Very well." He got to his feet- now he truly was towering over them both.]
01[00:22] <Yanmei> "Thank you for cooperating." Yanmei watched him rise, smiling warmly. "And for the conversation. I feel like I've learned a lot."
[00:22] <Minaplo> ["Shall we open the barrier?" Asked one of the Iron Guard.]
01[00:27] <Yanmei> "Yes, please." She glanced to Alphonse. "Could you take the Commander to an available conference room? I'll find someone to bring his headset down to us."
[00:39] <Minaplo> ["Alright. I'll be back as soon as possible." Said Alphonse.-
[00:40] <Minaplo> [The Guard sent a command through, and the barrier slid into the wall- there was now nothing between Yanmei and Hauptmann.-
[00:41] <Minaplo> [He stood steady steps forward, making no sudden movements until he was out of the cell.]
06[00:52] * Yanmei did not look very nervous. She was, in fact, trying not to stare in amazement. It was one thing while he had been in his cell, but now his massiveness seemed more… real. Had Rei really taken him down all that easily? "I'll see you both soon."
[00:53] <Minaplo> [Hauptmann nodded. "So, Alphonse. Looks like we're working together again."-
[00:54] <Minaplo> ["So it seems, Hauptmann." Said Alphonse, a little stiffly. "Let's go."-
[00:54] <Minaplo> [They headed off- and Alphonse was back 15 minutes later. "I've done it. I've made sure he's properly guarded, too."]
01[01:02] <Yanmei> "Thanks. Here's the plan, ok? We're going to take his helmet to him, but we're going to check in with the Bridge first." She started moving, heading back to the last security checkpoint. Certainly there was a phone that they could use around there…?
[01:02] <Minaplo> [Of course.]
01[01:05] <Yanmei> So Yanmei used it (with permission), dialing the Bridge. Who would answer it?
[01:13] <Minaplo> [("This is Performing XO Makoto Hyuga.")]
01[01:20] <Yanmei> "Hyuga~ Hi! This is Zhang. Listen, I need you to check something for me."
[01:22] <Minaplo> [("What is it, Chancellor?")]
01[01:26] <Yanmei> "Commander Hauptmann has agreed to command the remaining enemy troops to stand down? But to do this, he needs to use some of the equipment he was captured with. I need to make sure that we can keep any of the resulting communication from being broadcast beyond the ship."
[01:26] <Minaplo> [("Yes, ma'am.")]
01[01:28] <Yanmei> "Good. I'll need at least two and a half hours of interference starting ASAP. I'll contact you again if we need to extend that time longer."
[01:32] <Minaplo> [("Understood, ma'am.")]
01[01:38] <Yanmei> "I also need you to relay an order to have the equipment sent down here from the vaults. Just the headpiece should be fine. If we could have a specialist on standby who can repair radios and other comms, that would also be fantastic?"
[01:38] <Minaplo> [("Understood, ma'am.")]
01[01:39] <Yanmei> "Great. We'll be back up there as soon as this is over. See you later~"
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01[01:54] <Yanmei> It wouldn't be long before the supplies and technician were in one place - the conference room where Hauptmann now sat. Yanmei was there too, as well as Alphonse, and a number of tough-looking guards.
[01:59] <Minaplo> [The technician turned out to be one of the Tech Guard. He had taken Hauptmann's helmet and was supplementing it with spare parts. "It feels good to work on a properly sized thing again!" Said the Guard cheerfully. "Biotypical things are so fragile and breaky. It is like building a house with a toy hammer!"-
[02:01] <Minaplo> [Eventually the work would finish, and Hauptmann would take his helmet back, placing it on his head. A good portion of it had been shattered completely, so his face was still visible. "Are you all ready?"]
06[02:03] * Yanmei nodded, a rather grave expression on her face as she carefully watched. "Please, go ahead."
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[02:12] <Minaplo> [He held his fingers to a part of his helmet. "I have a connection."-
[02:15] <Minaplo> ["To surviving members of the 44th Division." Said Hauptmann. "This is Lord High Magistrate Hauptmann, your commanding officer. You've fought a tenacious battle, and your stubbornness has done you credit. But the situation has become untenable, and I have no wish to see you all perish fruitlessly. I have the assurances of the Federation command that if you surrender, you will not be
[02:15] <Minaplo> mistreated. Your part in this war has come to an end, 44th. There is no shame in that."]
06[02:23] * Yanmei was silent, seemingly waiting for any responses to come in from those listening.
[02:36] <Minaplo> [It would take half an hour before any real response came.-
[02:36] <Minaplo> [("This is the D7-S33 Security Point.") Came a voice over Yanmei's comms. ("We've got 20 Stormtroopers here with their hands in the air.")]
06[02:39] * Yanmei breathed a sigh of relief. "Thanks D7-S33. Take them into custody with the usual treatment. We'll send more guards out to assist." She looked up to the others in the room. "It worked. They're turning themselves in?"
[02:41] <Minaplo> ["Well." Alphonse let out a smile. "That's one constant thorn in our side gone."-
[02:41] <Minaplo> [("Oh, Jesus!") came the voice from D7-S33.]
01[02:43] <Yanmei> "W-what? What is it?" She tensed immediately.
[02:45] <Minaplo> [("These guys are really sick. One of them just hurled.") Said D7-S33. ("I think they've been eating their dead.")]
01[02:50] <Yanmei> Yanmei's expression went suddenly chalky. "Process them as best you can? We'll get some medical staff to look over them immediately." She glanced to Alphonse, then, her face grim. "I'll get in touch with the Bridge. We'll doubletime our efforts to find anyone left, enemy or not. At this point, we can drag in some more civilian volunteers as well?"
[02:51] <Minaplo> [("Understood.")]
06[02:54] * Yanmei nodded, and then regarded the guards. "Please see that the Commander returns safely to his cell and that the communication equipment is deactivated and returned to storage." -
01[02:56] <Yanmei> As for Hauptmann himself… Yanmei gazed at him a moment, some flicker of honest-to-go gratitude reflected in her own eyes and then bobbed her head. "Thank you again for your cooperation. You've saved some lives today."
[02:58] <Minaplo> ["You're welcome, Chancellor." He said, removing his helmet.]
01[03:01] <Yanmei> "We will talk again soon. If you'll excuse me…" She righted herself and straightened her clothes. Then, she was out the door, swiftly, already making plans.

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