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April 8th, 2009

Well, if anyone is interested, here's the initial offering of Full Metal Panic: Approaching Nick of Time.  Took me a little longer to finish this.  Well, I do hope everyone can still stomach my crude translations.

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The four of them did not mind the existence of Sousuke, talking about their love (or it would seem)-
For me it seems, like it's the ornamental charm of a Racoon

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Sousuke and Leonard noticing their mutual existence, mostly at the same time.
Guns pointed at both ways, with finger in the trigger.
Suddenly pointing the gun at the others head - in this distance they won't miss.
One shot and it will be over.  But it is also the same for the other.

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I have something that I have to do, I have an important job.
Because, for this I was given the power to better the world

Prologue

  14 hours after the battle in Nickelo.  There has been online meeting for three times in <Amalgam>.
"Then? What is the condition of Mister Ag (Silver)?"

[In critical condition]
  In Mister Au's (Gold) question, Mister K (Kalium)--Kalinin answered.  There was no question of feelings, only with a voice informing the truth.  It has already been months since he had a correspondence with this Russian, there was not even a single cynicism nor jest in Kalinin's words.  An effective commander of the special forces, an honest warrior who devotes himself to his current situation.  He has no interest in politics or money---- such is a [Fine Soldier].
  Him----Mister Au's subordinates, devised a plan to attack him and Leonard's forces in the name of [support], absolutely disavowing it.  Driving them into a corner.  Even if he complained of Au's deed in this place, he knows that it will be meaningless.  Only using conciliation or threat, the majority of the management is in Au's side.
  Mister K continues his report.
[He is currently in the outskirts of Acapulco receiving medical treatment, even if he was saved there are still prognostic symptoms remaining.  He can't even stand by himself]
"How unfortunate, for that youth.  He was such a great asset"
  Murmuring such, Mister Au sunk into his seat in the online meeting room.  With only voice communication his form could not be seen by anybody else, even then he was careful not to slacken the expression of his face.
  The management who was in attendance is currently scattered around the world.  Au is in the Far East---- in Tokyo.  In one of the rooms in the upper buildings erected in Akasaka.  If he walks a few steps coming out of the meeting room, he is in a position to easily look over to see the streets of Nakata in the afternoon from the super bullet proof window.
  He is Japanese.
  From his face he is a man who holds immense political power, at the same time he is a patriot.  He strongly regulates the domestic terrorism, definitely not relinquishing control in case should an incident occur.  Even if he allowed the <Behemoth> to go berserk in Tokyo, he would not allow nuclear terrorism.  He was also the one who acknowledged the transfer of the <Behemoth> to the organization called A21, at the same time preparing a [safety switch].  When necessary he will activate the self destruct switch.  In Au's thinking, to have it go moderately berserk heading to the city center at dawn, and have the <Behemoth> retreat.
  The number of [trivial] domestic terrorism incidents that happened last year which he managed to obtain, was strongly influenced by Japan's Security Department.  Public Safety officials are competent enough to have the responsibility of scrupulously covering it up, attaining the post from its successor thru manipulation.  Due to external crisis, the dependable opinion of the person was labeled as a [traitor].
  No, practically the colleagues are traitors.  This world consists of scrambling and cheating each other.  The survivor, will not superficially gain the wealth.  This island country with limited resources, it is a miracle that they have prospered these 50 years while being involved in conflicts.  He has the responsibility of having this miracle continue.
  For that reason he makes effective practical use for <Amalgam>.
  Joining in this [Meeting of fixed game], it was his patriotic deed to make this initiative.
  After finishing the detailed reports, Kalinin said.
[We are re-organizing our troops, and also his bodyguards and the collection of information regarding the remnants of <Mythril>.]
"Fine.  Where are you now?"
[Still in the hospital at Mexico]
"Is that so.  It's good that you're following him.  We will also pray for his safety."

  With his words of sympathy, a suppressed laugh were leaked from a number of the management.
"The pursuit of the remnants of <Mythril> is also being advanced.  The aforementioned Submarine has already slipped through the warning network of the United States, and it seemed that they disappeared somewhere in the Pacific.  Together with that White Lambda Driver equipped AS.  What a troublesome bunch."
[They will show themselves somehow.  It's because they will resist <Amalgam> till the end]
  Then one of the management ---- Mister Na (Natrium) got in between.
[The problem is that white AS.  It is similar to the case of the <Arbalest> right?  Destroying 3 units of <Behemoth> in a matter of minutes, it is unexpectedly unbelievable.]
"It's the truth"
  Au said with an ill humored voice.
"But it is regrettable to be surprised.  In the combat with the enemy equipped with a Lamdba Driver, the <Behemoth's> predominance has been destroyed at once.  We knew that beforehand"
  The strength of the <Behemoth> lies in it's overwhelming defense.  If the Lambda Driver makes the defense meaningless, No matter how big it is, it will not be able to withstand the destructive power of current weapons.  Afterall it is a unit that tramples down its target.
[Right now the existence of that submarine and white AS cannot be ignored.  No matter how we say it----It would be troublesome not knowing when and where it appears.  The one in charge of designing the operations is also complaining badly.  We have to do something]
  Mister Na said with irritation.
"If the previous information is correct, the only threat would be that one unit alone.  Our <Codarl> is enough to deal with them.  We throw at them properly at the proper time"
[You certainly know the details of military affairs]
  Kalinin said.  Although ridicule can be heard toward the words of Au who was not originally a soldier, he only snorted and settled back.
"The essential point is basically the same in other fields, Mister K.  Even in investment, election or trial.  You and Mister Ag have read it wrong.
[I see.  that may be so.]
  At that moment for the first time, he could feel a kind of humor in Kalinin's voice.  It could be a self derived nuance, there was a dry cynicism in his words.
[It is certain that we've read it wrong.  Him and me, about your malicious connivance.]
  With that there was a strange turning voice from Mister Cu (copper).  In the direction of his speech in the indicator above the hologram was flickering busily, aside from the sound of his voice---- a desolute footsteps and a number of gunshots echoed.
"what's the matter?"
  At the same time the solid image symbol in the circuit of Mister Sn (Tin), a sudden strong flickering.  It was a strange noise of a liquid.  It was a shot to the head from behind, the sound of the contents of the cranium spilling in front of the desk.....
  And then Mister Na (Natrium) was begging for his life.  The indicator was moving bit by bit, in the direction of his circuit was his breathing, stammering, screaming, expressed inside the inorganic image.
  Wait.  Don't shoot.  I have nothing to do with it.  Let me explain----
  Gunshot.
  Somehow three of the management has gone silent.
  Majority of the remaining management was holding their breath in silence.  Without stirring and breathing.  The sound and voice of confirming that the same thing is not happening in their surrounding.
[Suppressed]
  From the circuit of Cu, another voice of a man came out.
[Suppressed]
  From the circuit of Sn, still another voice of a man came out.
[Suppressed]
  From the circuit of Na, was a sound of a young girl.
Although they are scattered around the world, three of the management were killed in the same time.  This was most probably the work of Leonard's subordinates.  The 3 suppressed person together with Au, was the leader of the premeditated murder of Leonard.
"T..this is----"
"I told you didn't I, Mister Au.  About your connivance"
  Without sound Kalinin slipped to the back of Au, informing him over his shoulders.  The Russian presented him before his eyes the mobile communication device, cutting the switch off with his thumb, casually placing it in the desk.
"Your guards were already silenced.  No help will come."
  Knowing of his own lineage and whereabouts, he could not believe that Kalinin is here right now.  Half a day ago, he was certain that he was still in Mexico.  In any ordinary passenger plane the distance would take 20 hours.  In this short amount of time he managed to get to the far east from South America, also having the vigor to slip through his guards----Unbelievable, really beyond his assumption.  His counter was too fast.
"Diet Member Kaneyama Takeshi.  He is just the dummy.  He moves taking your instructions.  And then the real Mister Au---- in other words you, will be the subject of news tonight."
"Wait----"
  Kalinin having acquaintance to bodily destruction, did not use any weapons.  With a frightening power drives his faces on top of the desk, bringing down the sharp elbow to the back of his neck like a guillotine.
  In an instant the spine was destroyed, the whole body lost all feeling, holding the breath and all of the body can no longer move.  A destroyed number, like a goldfish his mouth was flapping, what can be heard from the distant consciousness, was the voice of Kalinin informing the remaining management of what happened.

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  As expected of <Amalgam's> management, the remaining ten-odd people returned to calmness.  There are people who expected this tragedy.  Grabbing the mike on top of the desk, Kalinin said.
"Mister Au conspired with the other 3, in the name of [support] we were attacked.  Erasing Mister Ag, and schemed to plunder his wealth.  This is the deed of retribution towards that betrayal.  ....are there any objections?"
  All agreed at once in silence.
"Fine.  ...but as far as I know, I think there remains one person who has not given their agreement.  How about it?"
  After Kalinin said that, the other party continued to remain patient.
  There is no indication that the other party is present in the online meeting.  And has not been in attendance even since.
  However, he is there.  There is no mistake that he has received information about this circumstance.
  With serious internal disturbance in the management, in the case that the problem of this dispute develops---- [He] will definitely appear.  If these things occur that is.

Essentially <Amalgam> has no top.  It is a network that is connected to each other, an organization with a lenient parliamentary system.  However it is not only that, this is not the reason for the preservation of the constituents.  A [Manager] is necessary.  By no means is his own will shown, nor his appearance seen, just offering the field to the members, and exists to [regulate] the precedings.  Combining the different chemicals, a person designated as [Mercury Alloy (Amalgam)].
"Mister Hg (Mercury)"
  Kalinin said his name.
"We wish you to come out.  If you continue to be silent, we will reconsider our fundamental trust towards you"
  The image of the online meeting instantly flickers, the color of the participants symbol became yellow.  It is an indication of a code system which is rarely used.  That namely, indicates the access of a third person who is listening to the meeting.
[It seems that there is a problem]
  With a voice electronically changed, [Mercury] informs them.

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