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カレらと24時間生き抜くCD 「クリミナーレ！DUELLO」 Vol.4 ネロ＆カラ
CV: Hirakawa Daisuke (平川大輔), Shimono Hiro (下野紘)
Track 1: 00 : Rapimento
C: The Amphisbaena that we belong to is a famous Italian Mafia. Things were chaotic when the previous Father was assassinated but in a test of endurance, the next Father was elected and everything settled down.
N: And then the Father that was chosen was Gerardo, who’s deeply trusted within the organization no? Thanks to him Amphisbaena is now well united, to create such a wonderful life; as expected of my beloved Young Miss.
C: Wait a second, since when did the Young Miss belong to you!?
N: What are you saying, Chara? That was obvious from the start, she’s a special existence to me. If anything, I wish I could protect her to the point that she can’t take a single step outside the room.
C: Jeez, it’s begun, don’t actually confine her okay? But well,the Young Miss is precious to me as well.
C: She’s surprisingly brave but I just can’t leave her alone, I feel like I outta protect her.
N: I guess so. We’d protect the Young Miss until the bitter end even if it costs us our lives regardless of the enemy.
2 p.m. Amphisbaena Headquarters
C: Ah…enough, I’m tired of poker, it’s boring without Gerardo around to give commands. When exactly was he supposed to be back?
C: Since he left yesterday, there’s still another 2 days……
C: Eh sorry, err, my hand is…
C: Hmm? I’ve got a good feeling about this, if I switch this-
C: You, you’re from the intelligence department, aren’t you? Did something happen?
C: HAH!? The Young Miss’ been kidnapped…?!!
C: Good material you say, what do you mean by that? What are you picking up strange threat calls for!? I’ll go save the Young Miss, and you go report this to Father!!!
C: Dammit if I don’t hurry. Get out, get out of the way!
N: Chara, don’t pop up so suddenly.
C: Those are my words, Nero. Look forward when you walk!!! Right now this type of thing is-
C: Somehow my eyes are spinning.
N: Well it’s only natural,the Young Miss’ been kidnapped after all. I can’t calm down unless we retrieve her immediately and send the culprits to hell. I’ll bash them outright-
C: Wait, wait, wait, normally you’re supposed to attack them from the back and not the front you know.
N: It’s fine as long as we defeat them all, no?
C: Don’t act as if it’s that easy, we still don’t know the identity of the enemy.
N: Then Chara, you don’t have to come, I’ll go save the Young Miss myself.
C: Hey, as if I’d let you do that, the one who’ll save the Young Miss is me…!!!
N: No, I’ll save her.
C: No, me.
C: Uwah!!! Wait, that way’s the stairs.
5 p.m. A certain mansion in the City of Rome, 3 hours have elapsed
C: Miss are you there?!!
N: Miss, so you were unharmed, what a relief. Amphisbaena headquarters received a telephone threat that you’ve been kidnapped, and then me and Nero searched everywhere and ended up locating you here.
C: We’ll save the full explanation for later, we ought to escape from here first.
C: Well then, let’s get out of here.
C: They’re already here.
N: Because we stormed in quite loud after all. But well, I was planning to defeat them all to begin with so I don’t mind.
N: Next up is this guy!!!
N: After kidnapping the Young Miss, don’t think it’ll end with just this! I’ll slaughter you all until there’s no one left.
C: As if I’ll let Nero hog all the spotlight.
C: Stay still or else things will become painful for you. Well then, who else wants this coming to them?
C: If both of you are rushing at me at the same time then I’ll bring you down with this.
C: You won’t be able to move for the time being since those knives are dipped in poison.
C: Tch. Popping up endlessly one after another, but it doesn’t matter how many people you’ve got, I’ll crush you all.
N: Fall back Chara, the one who’ll deal with the Young Miss’ enemies is me.
C: Jeez, stop fussing over every last thing…!!!
N: We’ve been tased.
C: I can’t move. Miss, it’s dangerous!!!
N: Don’t touch the Young Miss with your filthy hands.
C: You’re gonna take the Young Miss hostage? Don’t fuck with me!!!
N: Unforgivable, I’ll destroy you.
C: Hey Nero, those guys seriously intend to shoot, if you provoke them unnecessarily, the Young Miss will be at risk.
N: I understand, I’ll remain quiet, but in exchange, if you hurt even a single hair on the Young Miss’ head, I won’t be showing you any mercy next time.
Track 2: 04 : Veleno
6 p.m. The dungeon of a certain mansion in the City of Rome, 4 hours have elapsed
C: To be honest, I wanted to save Miss in a cool fashion and I should’ve been back at headquarters by now but now the 3 of us are bound by handcuffs. What a mess.
N: I knew it, it might’ve been better had I came alone.
C: It’s impossible for you to handle that many people by yourself, you know? Besides, those guys go as far as to use tasers to seal our movements.
N: To purposefully have that prepared, it’s almost as if they were aware that we specialize in close-quarter combat.
C: And when they did the body check before we were placed in the dungeon, it looked like they knew that I was hiding weapons on my person. Because of that, anything that we could’ve used to break out were all seized.
N: Speaking of which, the telephone threat was strange, it was as though they knew us well. What exactly is their goal?
N: Oh, that reminds me, I still haven’t given you a full explanation.
N: There was a phone call to headquarters,
N: “I’m taking care of the previous Father’s daughter, she’d become extremely good material.”
C: But even so, what exactly do they mean by “material”? Miss, don’t tell me they did something strange to you before we arrived?
C: You don’t remember? What do you mean?
N: Could it be that they caused you to lose consciousness when you were kidnapped? To do such horrible things to you Miss, I ought to return the favor to them 100 hundred-fold later.
C: They are some serious scumbags. Miss, if there’s anything unusual about your body, please tell us immediately.
C: That said, in being locked up without weapons…
N: There really is nothing to do.
C: I want to play some poker.
N: How nice, we have the perfect thing to waste some time on.
C: Don’t say that Miss, it’s not like we’re actually fooling around, we were just ascertaining enemy numbers.
N: If we take a rough look, there’s 4 in the corridors around us, it seems viable with just my unbound left arm.
C: And in an act of carelessness, there doesn’t seem to be any surveillance cameras.
N: Miss, things might get a bit noisy, but it’ll be alright as long as you entrust it to us.
N: Mhm, please do.
N: That guy just now looks to be heading our way, this might be our chance.
C: Oh? Is that perhaps dinner? Since you’re here, I just happened to be starving.
C: Hey, hey why are you setting it down over there? Don’t tell me that you want us to grab it from the front of the cage? How cruel, couldn’t you at least carry it inside?
N: There’s no way you’re scared to step foot into the jail, right? It’s pretty suspicious when you take it so seriously.
C: Either way, you’re frightened at the possibility of us striking back aren’t you? I never thought you could be that afraid of people who’re already handcuffed regardless.
N: So you finally felt like entering, make sure to bring it right in front of us, okay? Not in front of Chara, bring it here instead, I’m planning to let the Young Miss eat.
C: Oh that’s great, I don’t exactly want to give that up to you but I have to trap this guy’s leg, after all…!!!
N: You’ll meet your end here.
N: Sleep quietly, we’ll be borrowing your smartphone.
C: Miss, we’re running.
N: Every one of you are in the way!
N: For you to try and pull a knife on you, you’re stupid.
C: I’m here too. Take this!!!
C: Over with one hit, with this, we’ve done in everyone in our surrounding.
N: Come on, let’s go.
N: There’re no enemies in this area, it seems like they still haven’t realized that we’ve escaped.
C: In that case, let’s take advantage of that and leave. If I remember correctly the way out of this mansion is-
C: Shit! They came up from behind us.
N: Based on these numbers, they’re people who happened to be near, let’s stop them before they contact the others.
C: Hehe, my fist is valuable so accept it with some gratitude.
N: This isn’t the time for chatter, alright?
N: Okay, there doesn’t appear to be more coming.
C: But it seems like it’ll be difficult to do so stealthily, it’s only a matter of time before they discover the fact that we’ve escaped.
N: Just an instant is fine, we need to find a place to gather the enemies all into one.
N: Oh that’s right, do those guys have a radio?
C: So how are you gonna lure the enemies with that?
N: Just watch.
N: Calling in from the dungeon, those guys we captured earlier have begun to act violently and one of the guards had their gun stolen from them. We’re unable to subdue them on our own so I request reinforcements from anyone who’s free.
N: With this, they should be short of hands guard-wise, but it won’t last for long, so we gotta quickly escape.
C: I got it, let’s go.
8 p.m. Rome Alleyway, 6 hours have elapsed
C: Looks like we’ve finally lost them.
N: Miss, are you okay?
N: What a relief, how about we rest here for a bit? I’d like to return to base but it’s a fair distance from here, plus it’ll be bad if we’re seen in handcuffs, so we can’t move around carelessly.
C: If we at least had some weapons, then there’s a chance that we might’ve been able to remove the handcuffs. It’s a pain but we’ll have to go with hiding.
N: I guess so, we’re being pursued by them after all.
N: Miss, what’s wrong?
C: Headache…? Are you okay? Huh? But there ain’t any snakes? What’s wrong Miss? Please keep it together!
N: A hallucination of a 2 headed snake?
C: Is that perhaps Macchina’s…
C: Whoa, whoa, that’s a lie, right?
N: I don’t want to believe it myself, but they’re the effects of the poison that we were given as a part of Project Macchina. The headache and hallucination are exactly the same.
C: Miss, you’re aware of Macchina, right? It was an experiment that Amphisbaena undertook in the past for the sake of creating the perfect covert operative.
C: …Both me and Nero were subjects of that.
N: Out of all the people involved in the experiment, there’s one person who’d you refer to as a mad scientist; he used that poison to find individuals with innate talents. Once administered one would experience hallucinations, aches and high fever, and die within 24 hours.
C: We barely lasted that duration and were given the antidote before we died, the fast ones died within 5 hours, though.
N: Frankly, I don’t want to remember the events of that time.
C: Yeah, I would’ve preferred to have that forgotten.
N: He’s the only one who knows how to create that poison, more likely than not, he’s the mastermind who had the Young Miss kidnapped.
C: I see, so that’s what they meant by good “material” in that threat call.
N: It’s just my theory, but he might’ve seen you as good experimental material since you’re connected by blood to the previous Father, and that’s why he administered the poison.
N: If it’s that man, he’ll do it.
N: That bastard, to target the Young Miss of all things…
C: However that guy should’ve already been banished from the organization, so why’s he targeting Miss now. Moreover, hasn’t the poison been disposed of already?
N: I don’t know, I don’t want to know of him after all.
C: Wait, at this rate, Miss will die within 24 hours.
N: At this rate, Miss will die…? That’s, that’s, I can’t, if Miss is gone then I-
C: Calm down Nero!!! We ought to do something so that Miss doesn’t die.
N: That…is true, sorry.
C: Don’t worry Miss, we’ll definitely save you. Leave it to us.
N: I can’t bear to lose you, I won’t allow you to die.
C: Thank us after we do something about the poison.
N: First let’s contact Gerardo, he might know something if we bring the matter to him.
N: Ah, hello Gerardo, it’s Nero, we’ve safely retrieved the Young Miss who had been kidnapped, just that there’s been some trouble. To tell you the truth, one of Project Macchina’s researchers might be the mastermind behind it.
N: Yes, him. He’s administered poison into her, the same one we had been tested with in the past.
N: Mhm, I’d like to obtain the antidote but do you know where that researcher went after he’d been banished?
N: I’m sorry but could you please investigate into that? Because it doesn’t seem like we’ll be able to move freely for the next while.
N: Uh-huh, we’ll leave it to you.
C: Nero, pass the call over to me, there’s something I’d like to speak to Gerardo about.
N: Got it. There’s something Chara wants to speak to you about, so I’ll switch over.
C: Gerardo, it’s me. To be honest, we got caught by the enemy one time and had all my weapons seized, so could you prepare some? And also, I’ll leave it to you to prepare a smartphone to contact you with.
C: For drop-off point, how about Margarita’s Basil?
C: Please do. See ya.
C: I asked for a new smartphone, so let’s leave this one behind. It’ll be troublesome if they track us through GPS.
N: That is true. It’d be nice if this makes it easier for us to move. For now, I’d like to have the Young Miss rest, so let’s go to the nearby safe house.
C: Hmm? Oh, Margarita’s Basil is a place the organization uses as a drop-off point, I used a codeword so that it’ll be fine on the off-chance we’ve been wiretapped.
N: That place happens to be on-route to the safe house, so we can collect the items along the way.
C: That’s exactly it.
C: Miss, are you able to walk?
N: I’m sorry for pushing you even though you’re feeling unwell. Please tell us immediately if things get difficult.
Track 3: 08 : MACCHINA
10 p.m. Rome Safe House, 8 hours have elapsed
N: We’ve finally arrived, how about we sit down for the time being? Still, there were enemies wherever we went. That man has set rather good groundworks.
C: But we’ve retrieved our weapons without issue, so it’s probably fine now. It’s great that Gerardo was fast with his arrangements.
N: Say, out of the weapons that Gerardo placed, is there not anything that could cut through these handcuffs?
C: Wait a second. There’s wire, knives, necklace-type chain, plus…
N: Chara, stop.
C: This presence……
N: What’re they doing here? Looks like we’re being ambushed.
C: In any case, we’re gonna cut through them one way or another.
N: Chara, I’ll defeat the one by the table.
C: Okay, Miss lets both duck.
N: Jeez, it’s become something quite troublesome. At this rate, I can’t even allow her to rest.
C: Miss don’t look so uneasy, I’ll protect you, so don’t worry.
N: No, the one who’ll protect her is me, Chara can just sit back.
C: Not that again! Don’t fuss over every last thing.
C: First off, we ought to create an opening through them somehow, I guess those books will do.
C: There’s a pile on the bottom right, no? I’ll use that to defeat the enemies, it’ll pin them down and we’ll be able to escape while they’re distracted.
C: I’ll attach a wire to this knife…
N: This way Miss.
N: Crap, there were people outside too.
C: It’s dangerous…!!! Miss, are you not hurt?
C: Oh it’s just a scratch so I’m fine. Good grief, stop getting in the way, YOU BASTARDS!!!
N: Let’s take this opportunity and leave.
N: Let’s hide inside that alley and let them pass by us if possible, since it’s dark, they shouldn’t notice us as long as we remain still.
C: That’s right. Miss, how are you feeling? If it’s difficult, it’s okay for you to tell us.
C: Me? Oh, are you referring to the time when I shielded you Miss?
C: It’s alright, I have a disposition where I can’t feel pain. Ah, I’ve certainly bled out a lot. Regardless, it’ll be bad if I don’t stop the bleeding..
C: However, it’s only a small amount at a time, plus we don’t have any cloth, so I’m fine like this.
C: Hey! You don’t have to lick it, it’s dirt,y is it not?
C: No, the issue isn’t that it’ll heal faster that way.
N: Chara, don’t tell me you blocked the shot on purpose so that the Young Miss would do this for you?
C: OF COURSE NOT!!! I was genuinely trying to save her, so stop having strange thoughts about it…!!!
C: More importantly, what shall we do? Shall we return to headquarters since we can’t utilize the safehouse?
N: No, the enemy should’ve predicted that as well. It’s best if we remain on the move so that we aren’t discovered until Gerardo and the others make contact with us again.
N: Miss it might be a bit tough but could you bear with it for a little longer?
11 p.m. Rome Alleyway, 9 hours have elapsed
C: Wait, are they gone? Looks like we’ve lost them.
N: Yeah, it’d be great if so, since there were enemies within the hidden warehouse we stopped by along the way, there must be a spy amongst us. As expected, something’s strange.
N: How are you feeling, Miss?
C: You aren’t fine at all. Come on, let’s sit.
C: Oh, Gerardo? Sorry, but I have to go out for a bit.
C: Hi, have you found out anything? …Do you still not know where that man is? So what’s this other piece of information?
C: Hah!? A traitor?!!
C: Dammit, out of all things, there’s a traitor within Amphisbaena. Though I figured that might be the case when we got ambushed at the safe house. Say, could we not join up somehow? Things will start taking a turn for the worse for her soon.
C: If we accidentally meet up with the traitor, it’ll have the opposite effect and we might be found instead no? I realize that but could you not figure something out!?
C: At this rate, because of that crazy bastard, the Young Miss will-
C: I get it, please tell Lucia and the others to rush there as fast as possible. Yes, see ya.
N: It’ll be difficult to get reinforcements?
C: Yeah, it’s dangerous to merge forces when we don’t know who the traitor is. Also, Lucia and the others appear to be searching for that researcher. Dammit, why must that bastard pursue us now?
N: I thought we’d never be affected by that again.
N: I think it’s best if you don’t know, the things he’s done to us weren’t great to say the least.
C: The reason we don’t want to speak to the Young Miss about it is that, umm……
N: It was a truly horrible period in our lives.
N: Originally, the goal was to produce machine-like combatants, so we weren’t treated like humans. Me not being able to stand quiet places and Chara not being able to feel pain were all because of the Macchina experiment.
N: Regardless of how dangerous a mission was, the days at the Macchina institution were far more frightening. When I’m reminded of how we’re targeted by him, I can no longer feel that I’m living.
C: He was quite the scumbag, after all. He’ll use whatever method necessary to capture the Young Miss for experimental use.
C: Isn’t it about to turn risky? If we don’t move-
N: There’s no way we could move the Young Miss right now.
C: Then would you prefer to be captured at this rate?
N: That’s not what I’m saying, I just…
N: What are you saying? I can’t have you forcibly walk in face of how painful it seems.
C: Hey, if you suddenly move then-
N: Like I said, that’s why I told you not to push yourself.
C: We can’t have you move in that state.
C: Ah jeez, if you smile like this, then I won’t be able to say no.
N: I understand your feelings Miss, however, if we see that you’re at your limit, we’ll force you to rest. Got it?
C: Then let’s go.
Track 4: 11 : Lasciar Perdere
1 a.m. Pie Factory in Rome, 11 hours have elapsed
C: Sheesh, those guys are persistent.
N: Miss are you okay?
N: This is bad, your face is deathly pale, we ought to find someplace for you to hide.
C: Dammit, they’ve already caught up to us. It can’t be helped, with this knife I’ll…
C: How’s that? If I jam the muzzle, you won’t be able to use it can you?
C: Okay, let’s use this opportunity to travel further. Hang in there Miss.
N: This is bad, for there to be a dead end of all things at a time like this.
C: This is, wait a minute, why must they be remodeling now?!!
N: We won’t be able to escape this way. What should we do?
C: It’ll be alright…? You say it so easily, even though you’re supposed to be at your limit, Miss, why are you saying that things’ll be alright?
N: If we get attacked right now, not even we can withstand it.
N: You’re right, the ones who promised to protect you until the bitter end was us. This isn’t the time to falter over something as minor as that.
C: Exactly, even though the Young Miss is the one suffering the most, she’s persevering through it and yet we’re the ones here whining.
N: We won’t run, we definitely won’t allow you to die, Miss.
C: That’s right.
C: Miss, once Nero is free, he’ll use that opportunity to defeat them. First, we’ll make use of their chainsaw and cut the chains connecting you and Nero.
C: Listen, Nero will first draw in the enemies and once they raise the chainsaw, I’ll pull you toward me Miss. And if Nero pulls the chain the opposite direction at the same time, the chains binding us should be cut by that chainsaw.
C: It’s all or nothing, but could you please trust in us?
N: Did you think we’d surrender if you threatened us with that? How naive, I’ll crush that belief in one fell swoop.
C: Miss, let’s do it.
N: Okay, it went well, with this, I can move freely.
C: I’ll destroy all your armaments in an instant.
N: One more punch!!!
C: What do you think? This necklace chain is pretty nice, ain’t it?
N: As expected of Chara, your timing’s perfect too.
C: Well yeah, also that was one good punch earlier Nero. Join us Miss, let’s high-five together-
C: Hey Miss, what’s wrong!?
N: Miss, hang in there. Miss…!!!
3 a.m. Rome Safe House, 13 hours have elapsed
N: Thank god, you’ve returned to.
C: We’re at a safe house, it’s different than previous.
N: Because you fainted at the factory, we brought you to a place where you could properly rest. It’s not often used since this place is old so I doubt they’d find it that easily. I also severed the remaining chains so you should be able to move freely.
N: Well, I couldn’t remove it while I was handcuffed, you see.
C: Ah you can continue sleeping, it’s hard on you, is it not? You were having a nightmare earlier.
C: In any case, since you haven’t gone through training like us, I’m glad that you’ve opened your eyes. When you consider the effects of the poison, it wouldn’t have been strange for you to die.
N: Don’t say the Young Miss will die. Not even as a joke.
C: I know!!! I’m just a bit curious since it’s likely that the Young Miss has some resistance against the poison.
N: What’s wrong? Why are you telling us to escape all of a sudden?
C: Of course you’re not a nuisance, isn’t that right, Nero?
N: That’s right, there’s no way we could leave you behind and escape in a situation like this Miss. Since we’re already tired from today, how about we rest together?
C: No buts, we’re saying that it’s okay, so it’s fine.
N: Say, could you please give me your hand for a bit?
N: I’ll never leave you alone, I won’t go someplace and leave you behind.
C: Me too. We’ll definitely see to it that we protect you until the very end Miss so don’t worry about it.
N: The ones who are grateful are us. Thanks to you, Miss, we’ve realized that we can’t remain scared of our childhood traumas like this. I can’t thank you enough for that.
C: Yeah, when we finally find that tasteless researcher, I’ll beat the shit out of him until his face is unrecognizable.
N: Seriously, he grinned happily as he watched us suffer from the poison, and he’d always be nearby during experiments.
N: Wait, perhaps the same might apply now. Since it’s that man we’re talking about, he’d definitely want to see the results of that poison’s effects.
C: But we’ve already abandoned the enemy smartphone, so how else would he be able to spy on our situation? Plus I don’t remember having transmitters placed onto us.
C: Hmm, I got it.
C: Nero, do you usually check the inside of safe houses?
N: I see. We don’t expect that.
N: Wait just a moment, Miss, we’ll be back soon enough.
C: We’re back, sorry for leaving you alone.
C: No, there wasn’t anything, it seems like we over thought it.
N: They might have planted a wiretap and are trying to throw us off-guard, after all.
C: Personally I think it’s better safe than sorryーーfor the sake of escaping one way or another tomorrow.
Track 5: Finale
9 p.m. A certain warehouse in the city of Rome, 19 hours have elapsed
N: I never thought we’d be pursued the moment we left the safe house.
C: They truly are persistent bastards.
N: Don’t tell me that the poison has circulated through her entire body and she-
N: Keep it together Miss.
C: Miss!!! I’m begging you, please don’t die.
N: What a high fever, I’ll go grab something to cool her down.
C: Dammit, even though we made contact before leaving the safe house, are Gerardo and the other still not here yet?
C: Miss, I’ll call Gerardo and the others again and tell them to hurry. The reception is bad here so I’ll have to leave you for a bit, but I’ll be right back, okay?
C: So you’ve finally appeared!!!
C: Struggling is pointless, this chain won’t break that easily. Though, if you’re fine with having your arms torn off, I won’t stop you.
C: Knowing you, you’d surely come to witness the final moments of your test subjects since that was always the case at the institution…!!!
C: Miss, that was some true to life acting.
C: It’s alright now, so hide for the time being.
C: Why are you squirming around in vain? Don’t tell me you crawled out of your hole thinking that the Young Miss had died?
C: Unfortunately, that was all an act so that we could lure you out.
C: Now then, how about you hurry up and tell us the location of the antidote?
C: Oh? So you made sure to position some underlings? But it’s useless, because I ain’t alone either.
N: You see, I’m here too!
N: I lied about going out to buy something, I was just hiding outside the warehouse. Sorry to say, but my younger brother is currently busy, so I’ll be the one dealing with those under you.
C: Nero can handle that number of people on his own, plus Father and the others will arrive here soon, so your worthless plan ends here.
C: Come on, tell us where that priceless antidote is.
C: Then hurry up and hand it to me.
C: Knife…? That was dangerous, that would’ve cut deep, not to mention, it was aimed towards my legs.
C: You’ve been caught by my chains. There’s no way you could escape, so just give up!!! You won’t be able to stop my movements by slicing me a little, after all, I can’t feel pain. This and that, it’s all thanks to you.
C: Thanks for that.
N: Chara, I’ve finished off all the underlings.
C: Oh, Nero, could you silence this guy for me?
N: Roger that.
C: You can stay there, Miss. Although that death was an act, it’s not like you’re free of that poison.
N: You aren’t alright at all. Please wait, I’ll come support you right away.
C: Nero, you can’t, I know you’re worried but you’re supposed to be suppressing the enemy, so don’t go off on your own.
C: Come on, Miss, please grab onto my shoulder.
C: You’re all unsteady, aren’t you? Are you really okay?
C: Even though it was hard, you held on quite well, didn’t you? …Thank you.
N: To be frank, half of it was our fault.
3:30 a.m. Rome Safe House, Flashback, 13 hours 30 minutes had elapsed
C: Hey, while searching for a wiretap, I found some playing cards in the living room. How about we unwind before we sleep and play some poker?
N: Sounds good, let’s play.
C: Well, it’s fine, isn’t it? To tell you the truth, these cards had something interesting written on them. See?
C: Considering that there might be a listening device planted to check up on your steady state, I consulted Nero earlier and we’ve decided to write down the plan onto these playing cards and convey it to you that way so that he can’t listen in.
C: Oh, so do you understand now? Then I’ll start dealing.
N: Miss, how do you feel about your hand? Will you switch it?
N: Go ahead.
C: “If the Young Miss collapses and pretends to be dying, he should feel the desire to come watch her status.”
N: “Once that happens, if Chara and I conceal ourselves, he’ll surely take advantage of that opportunity and appear, and that’s what we’re aiming for.”
C: Is that okay? Are you really fine with that?
N: Oh? You’re pretty confident, if you have such a strong hand then I guess it’s the Young Miss’ win.
N: Like we predicted at that time, ours and the Young Miss’ plan won out. Right?
C: Yup, and now we gotta deal with this guy.
C: Come on, take a look at this. You think it’s just a mere wristwatch, right? However, there’s actually picks inserted into the sides. It’s a splendid weapon, you see. So, where’s the antidote?
C: If you don’t want your neck sliced open, tell me now.
C: You don’t have any…? So you’re gonna lie at a time like this, eh.
C: Dammit, is there not any other way? Say it!!!
N: Eh? When you say people with resistance to the poison, if we let her drink mine and Chara’s blood, the poison will disappear?
C: In other words, the reason Miss lasted this long is because she swallowed some blood when she licked my wound yesterday. In that case, it works.
C: Well then, you’ve served your purpose, go sleep for the time being.
C: Okay, afterwards is the blood and it just so happens that my lips are cut.
C: Stay still, okay, Miss?
N: Hey, it’s unfair that Chara gets to hog you, I’ll give you my blood too.
N: How do you feel?
N: Then I’m glad, anyhow, there’s no need to run because we’ve contacted Gerardo and the others, so let’s wait here.
C: I guess so. Please tell us if you feel sick again, we’ll offer our blood anytime for you, Miss.
C: Eh…? I mean, of course Father could offer it to you too but…
N: This and that are two different issues. Not just my blood, I’m willing to give you my everything, Miss.
C: Okay, you really need to stop that.
C: Haa…Nero’s always like that when it comes to the Young Miss. That said, I’m willing to sacrifice my life for you, Miss. That’s just how precious of an existence you are to me.
N: Mhm, I’m glad we were able to save you and I’ll continue to protect you from now on.
Several days later, Main Street of Rome
C: These gelatos are delicious.
N: Yup, not only that, I’m happy that we’re on a date together with the Young Miss on a rare day off.
C: It’s fine, we’re celebrating your recovery today Miss so go everywhere you’d like.
C: Oh, if it’s about that researcher, Gerardo and the others have dealt with him accordingly so you’ll probably never catch sight of him again.
N: That reminds me, we’ve never spoken in detail about it to her.
N: When we went in to investigate, the one leading it all was an insurgent group within Amphisbaena it seems. Gerardo and the others said that they tidied that all up so there shouldn’t be any problems but to target the Young Miss out of all things…
N: ……That’s absolutely unforgivable.
C: Calm down Nero, it’s already over, plus she’s safe so just let it pass.
N: If that’s what the Young Miss says then I won’t worry about it anymore. Oh, but I haven’t given you a kiss as a show of gratitude.
C: That’s true, me too.
N: It’s fine, we’ve already received your thanks following that.
C: Yup yup, you just have to quietly accept it.
C: Come on, let’s go Miss, you were looking forward to an entire day with us, no?
N: Although we aren’t handcuffed, the three of us will forever be together.
Thank you so much for translating Criminale! Duello Vol. 4! The fourth volume of this series was my favourite! I hope you will translate more Criminale! in the future!