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    Baldr Force: Walkthrough
    
    <<Spoiler Warning>>
    There will be a lot of spoilers in this walkthrough, so
    read it at your own risk.
    <<Spoiler Warning>>
    
    Version: 0.9 - July 18 2006
    
    - Bachelor's branch completed.
    
    Version: 0.81 - July 31 2006
    
    - A major correction on Ayane's chapter VENGEANCE was
    made.  Bachelor's starting chapter HACKING is also
    completed.
    
    Version: 0.8 - July 28 2006
    
    - Ayane's branch completed, A Very Simple Combo added for
    those who wants to use a combo that doesn't require too
    much timing and finger tackle.
    
    Version: 0.7 - July 3 2006
    
    - Ryang's branch completed.
    
    Version: 0.61 - June 4 2006
    
    - Edits and corrections by fruitymuffin and Delin have
    been completed.
    
    Version: 0.6 - May 20 2006
    
    - Tukina's branch completed.
    
    Version: 0.52 - May 17 2006
    
    - Contents have been revised.  Also, a huge mistake
    regarding the character name Yuuya that was spelled
    Youya instead is now fixed.
    
    Version: 0.51 - May 05 2006
    
    - The word cockpit is now replaced by console, which is
    the word used in the official Japanese text.
    
    Version: 0.50 - May 04 2006
    
    - Minori story walkthough complated.  Most of the other
    sections of the walkthrough is either completed or
    finished structuring.
    
    Contents:
    
    A. Game Information
    
    B. Menu
    	- New Game
    	- Load Game
    	- Survival Mode
    	- Hell Mode
    	- CG Mode
    	- Scene Mode
    	- Sound Mode
    	- Config
    	- Exit Game
    
    C. Game Control
    
    D. Story Background
    	- World
    	- Cyber Space
    	- FLAK
    	- V.S.S
    	- I.V.S
    	- Antihips
    	- Fei-Tao
    	- Steppen Wolf
    	- Shmicram
    	- Willis
    	- Neuro-jack
    	- D.O.S
    	- Leviathan
    
    E. Character Data
    	a. Toru Souma
    	b. Minori Segawa
    	c. Ayane Shido
    	d. Tsukina Sasagiri
    	e. Ryang
    	f. Bachelor
    	g. Renn Mizusaka
    	h. Yuuya
    	i. Akira
    	j. Yosuke Kashiwagi
    	k. Kaira Kilstin
    	l. Souji Yagisawa
    	m. Genha
    	n. QuWong
    	o. Reika Tajibana
    	P. Genjo Gondo
    	Q. Big Spoilers
    	R. Extra Information Regarding Members of the Project
    
    F. Story Summary
    	a. Common Introduction
    	b. Minori's Branch
    	c. Ayane's Branch
    	d. Tukina's Branch
    	e. Ryang's Branch
    	f. Bachelor's Branch
    	g. Renn's Branch
    	h. Bad Endings
    	i. Bosses
    	j. A Very Simple Combo
    
    G. Shmicram and Willis Information
    
    H. About Baldrhead
    
    	- Previous Baldr Series
    		a. Baldrhead, The Armed Financial Gaiden
    		b. Baldr Fist
    		c. Baldr Bullet
    	- Other Games by Baldrhead
    
    I. Author and Legal stuff
    
    <<A. Game Information>>
    
    Baldr Force
    2 CD
    Developed by Team Baldrhead, published by Giga
    Copyright 2002
    
    Expansions: Baldr Force Expansion: Baldr Force EXE (PC),
    Baldr Force EXE (DC, PS2), Baldr Neko Force (PC, a joint
    production with NekoNeko Productions)
    
    System Requirements (The below are from the official site):
    
    OS: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP Japanese Version, or Japanese Codec
    CPU: Pentium 2 300 MHz minimum requirement.  Pentium 3 600 MHz
    for best performance.
    Memory: 128 MB, best be 256 MB or above.
    Screen: 640*480 with DirectX support.
    Video Ram: 4 MB, 8 MB or above at best.
    Hard Drive: 8X speed, 16X speed at best.
    Sound: PCM playable soundcard, seriously, even the integrated
    stuff work, so this requirement isn't really needed for computers
    nowadays.
    Preferable Joypad: Microsoft Sidewinder GamePad, although it is
    not required to play the game.
    
    Character Design: Seiji Kikuchi
    
    Scenario: Murasaki Hiei
    
    Themesong: Face of Fact (I've Sound, Kotoko, PC), Love.EXE (PS2)
    
    Movie: Yashiro Kanzuki
    
    Rating: 18+
    
    Genre: Mecha, Digital Novel, Romance
    
    Official Website: http://www.web-giga.com/baldrforce/bf_top.htm
    
    <<B. Menu>>
    
    New Game: Start a new game.
    
    Load Game: Load a saved game.
    
    Survival Mode: Only unlocks after Renn's storyline is completed.
    It is basically an unlimitted (maybe to 9999, but no player has
    officially reached there yet) battle mania where you sole purpose
    is to fight.  You can select weapons and when you start, these
    weapons will be reduced to 0 exp (just for this mode).  Each level,
    different enemies will be present to fight the player.  Just clear
    those enemies and go to the next level.  Weapon will only gain exp
    up to the amount in the original weapon.  Press the ESC key to
    perform a temporary save and can be continued later.  There can only
    be one of such save on the saved file been used to play this mode.
    
    Hell Mode: Only exists in Baldr Force EXE (not in Baldr Force).
    Unlocked after Renn's path is completed. It's basically 35 missions
    of what can seem like Hell. You fight battles ranging difficulty
    from D, the lowest, to S, the highest. Some battles consist of
    fighting things you would normally only have on your side, like Toru.
    Others may have multiple Leviathans (dang). Some fights also have
    SD forms of characters from other games by Giga to battle as though
    they are shmicrams. Some items are only unlocked here.
    
    CG Mode: Player can view previously obtained CGs in the story mode.
    
    Scene Mode: Player can replay H-Scenes in this mode.  This mode has
    an error which can be corrected with Patch Ver 1.03.
    
    Sound Mode: Player can listen to game music previously heard in the
    story mode.
    
    Config: Opens the configuration of the game.  Many things can be set
    here, including difficulty, voice, text colour, game item, and etc.
    Also, player can check the very bottom of the config to see how to
    obtain Force Crash moves that was not obtained when playing story
    mode.
    
    Exit Game: Leave the game to go to Windows.
    
    <<C. Game Control>>
    
    This is only the default keyboard control for the game.  It can be
    editted in the Config Menu.
    
    Mouse: Mouse movement.
    
    Mouse Left Click: Selects an option.
    
    Mouse Right Click: Opens the menu, cancel, or load the description
    of a weapon.
    
    Number Pad: Controls shmicram movement or control menu selection.
    shmicram can dash if these keys are double clicked and holded.
    
    5: Short dash in battle, or hold in story mode to skip messages.
    
    Z: Executes left column weapons or select an option.
    
    X: Executes central column weapons, opens in game menu, or cancel.
    
    C: Executes right column weapons or hide the dialog box.
    
    F4: Changes between window mode and full screen mode.
    
    <<D. Story Background>>
    
    World: Baldr Force takes place in the future.  We do not know
    how far, but far enough to develope cyber space technologies.
    
    Cyber Space: The net is now a cyber space.  People have these
    chips on the back of their neck which can be used to connect to
    the cyber space.  Similar to Matrix, if you get killed in cyber
    space, you're dead.  Some people, however, can transform into
    shmicrams and fight each other.  If a mech is destroyed, there
    is a possibility of dying or just get heavily damaged.  There is
    no say which may occur.
    
    FLAK: The military department specialized in dealing with cyber
    crimes.
    
    V.S.S: Its full name is the Virtual Sphere Security.  It is a
    security company which designs chips and act as guards
    for corporations.  They have the newest cyber technologies
    available, including their own A.I. support.  They are also
    known as the net mercenaries.
    
    I.V.S: A cyber chip manufacturing company.
    
    Antihips: An alliance of terrorists who fight against V.S.S.
    
    Fei-Tao: A terrorist group vowed to reveal the true intentions
    of V.S.S regarding the chip with the coded name: 666.
    
    Steppen Wolf: A team of cyber pilots who hack data and sabotage
    institutes.
    
    Shmicram: The name of the humanoid cyber mech units used by
    people in world of Baldr Force.
    
    Willis: Non-humanoid cyber mech units.  Some are piloted by people,
    but most of the ones seen are A.I. controlled.
    
    Neuro-jack: The plug used to connect to the brain chips to allow
    people to connect to the cyber world.
    
    D.O.S: Disconnect of Silvercode.  It cuts the user's brain wave
    from cyber space, causing the user to be brain dead.
    
    Leviathan: Demon of the cyber space.  Can cause attacks similar to
    D.O.S.
    
    <<E. Character Data>>
    
    If anyone thinks that some of the personal data is made up, please
    check the intro movie of Baldr Force and Baldr Force EXE (EXE has
    better resolution).  Other information are found in game.
    
    If anyone is wondering about the nickname, those are not official
    nicknames, just how some people are called by others in the game.
    I even posted the character name of who said that nickname in
    brackets right beside each nickname, so if you wonder about them
    try looking at in game dialogs (of course, assuming there's some
    knowledge on Chinese or Japanese)
    
    [a. Toru Souma]
    
    Nickname: Wolf or dog (Genha)
    
    Background: Toru was one of the former members of Steppen Wolf,
    a net thief group.  After his friend was mistakened as a terrorist
    and killed by a soldier, Toru seeks revenge and ends up digging
    the dark secrets of cyber space.
    
    Status: Main character of the game.
    
    Birthday: October 7th
    
    Blood Type: A
    
    [b. Minori Segawa]
    
    Age: 21
    
    Height: 166 cm
    
    Horoscope: Cancer
    
    Background: Minori wanted to be a teacher, but the accident that
    had happened a few years ago causing the death of several of her
    students during her co-op put her into agony.  She dropped out of
    univeristy and joined the army, FLAK, as a support.
    
    Status: One of the main female characters in the game.
    
    Birthday: June 28th
    
    Blood Type: A
    
    [c. Ayane Shido]
    
    Age: 20
    
    Height: 169 cm
    
    Horoscope: Scorpio
    
    Nickname: Berserker, battle maniac (Toru, Yosuke, Kaira)
    
    Background: Formerly working for a company with her brother, Ayane
    used to have a wonderful life.  However, after a terrorist attack
    that murdered her brother, she seeks revenge and joins FLAK.
    Because of her rage, she becomes a battle maniac when fighting.
    
    Status: One of the main female characters, currently a FLAK soldier.
    
    Birthday: November 27th
    
    Blood Type: AB
    
    [d. Tsukina Sasagiri]
    
    Age: 19
    
    Height: 160 cm
    
    Horoscope: Virgo
    
    Background: Toru's step-sister.  She used to be the support of Steppen
    Wolf, but after the breakdown of the team she joins V.S.S as a pilot.
    
    Status: One of the main female characters, Toru's step-sister.
    
    Blood Type: B
    
    [e. Ryang]
    
    Age: 21
    
    Height: 155 cm
    
    Horoscope: Sagittarius
    
    Nickname: Wild Cat (Toru, Genha)
    
    Background: One of the three testing subjects in the early developments
    of the brain-washing chip.  She has superhuman memory, yet she is plagued
    with memory-loss from time to time.  She was raised by the terrorist
    leader, QuWong.  She is quite good with martial arts.
    
    Status: One of the main female characters, terrorist from the group Antihips.
    
    Blood Type: B
    
    [f. Bachelor]
    
    Background: Genius hacker who travels through cyber space.  Seems to
    be able to alter some laws of cyber space.  Former Steppen Wolf member,
    yet no one knows what Bachelor looks like nor who Bachelor is.
    
    Status: One of the main characters, genius hacker.
    
    [g. Renn Mizusaka]
    
    Height: 152 cm
    
    Horoscope: Pisces
    
    Nickname: Wired Ghost (Yuuya, Toru)
    
    Background: No one knows where she came from, yet she exists in
    cyber space.  She seems to have some unknown relationship with Toru.
    
    Status: One of the main female characters, a digital spirit.
    
    Blood Type: O
    
    [h. Yuuya]
    
    Background: Friend of Toru and member of Steppen Wolf.  He was mistaken
    to be a terrorist on the battle field and was killed.
    
    Status: Member of Steppen Wolf, dead.
    
    Words before Death: Wait, we are not terrorists! (And then, kaboom.)
    
    [i. Akira]
    
    Background: Friend of Toru and the member of Steppen Wolf.  He was
    taken into custody and was implanted a brain-wash chip.  He was rescued
    by Antihips and joined the terrorists.
    
    Status: Member of Steppen Wolf, currently work with Antihips.
    
    [j. Yosuke Kashiwagi]
    
    Nickname: Nutscracker's Yosuke (Yosuke, Tukina)
    
    Background: Used to be in a group similar to Steppen Wolf, but joined
    FLAK after being caught.  A playboy type of guy.  Currently a pilot of
    platoon 1.
    
    Status: Soldier at FLAK.
    
    Birthday: May 23rd
    
    Blood Type: O
    
    [k. Kaira Kilstin]
    
    Nickname: Cherry Bomb - In kanji it says Virgin Killer (Tukina)
    
    Background: Her background is similar to Yosuke.  As for personality,
    her nickname said it all.
    
    Status: Soldier at FLAK.
    
    Birthday: December 3rd.
    
    Blood Type: B
    
    [l. Souji Yagisawa]
    
    Background: Captain of the first platoon at FLAK.  His past seems
    to be a mystery.  He is, however, a master at martial arts and it
    reflects on his digital battle style.  He seems to have a history
    with QuWong and Bachelor.
    
    Status: Captain at FLAK.
    
    Birthday: February 13th
    
    Blood Type: A
    
    [m. Genha]
    
    Background: One of the three testing subjects in the early developments
    of the brain-washing chip.  Unlike Ryang, he does not suffer from memory
    loss, but he seems to have an evil consciousness inside him telling him
    to do evil.  What he did gain eight years ago is a strengthened right
    brain, making him far more athletic than others.
    
    Status: Best digital fighter in Antihips.
    
    [n. QuWong]
    
    Background: Not much is known about him except he is the leader of the
    terrorist group Fei-Tao and leads the people of the underground city
    Level 7.  He is good with martial arts, and may have been the teacher
    of Ryang.
    
    Status: Leader of Fei-Tao.
    
    [o. Reika Tajibana]
    
    Nickname: Female Fox (Ryang, QuWong, Bachelor)
    
    Background: She is the president of V.S.S.  
    
    [P. Genjo Gondo]
    
    Background: The commander of FLAK.  He seems to be in some shady deals
    with .
    
    Status: Commander of FLAK.
    
    [Q. Big Spoilers]
    
    - Ayane was the one who killed Yuuya.
    
    - Bachelor is really Hikaru Asakura, who was the third testing subject
    in the incident eight years ago.  She was the successful test subject
    in the experiment in expanding the left brain, making her smarter than
    ordinary people in data processing.  Her age is a mystery.  It should
    be around 18.
    
    - In Ryang and Renn's branch, both Yosuke and Kaida dies.  They are
    killed by Genha.  In Renn's, they got swallowed by Leviathan.
    
    - In Ryang's branch, Akira committed suicide to escape the control of
    the brainwash chip.  In Renn's branch, he was swallowed by Leviathan.
    
    - There were actually five kids used as test subjects for a test on
    strengthening the brain using digital techniques.  This ended up being
    the research before the brain-washing chip.  So, instead of just Ryang,
    Genha, and Hikaru, Toru and Renn were the remaining two test subjects.
    
    - Souma Toru's real name is Xinichi Mizusaka.  His special ability gained
    from the experiment eight years ago is the ability to recover lost
    memories.  This is why after he was brainwashed numerous times he has
    this "Overturn" sign when he regains his memory.  He is immune to complete
    brainwash.  As for his relationship with Renn, Toru is Renn's half brother.
    Same father, but born of a different mother.
    
    - Renn's other self, or rather say, inner self, is actually Leviathan.
    
    - The first experiment was about memory increasing and memory erasing.
    It ended up making the subject suffer from memory loss from time to time.
    The second experiment was to increase the ability of the brain.  The male
    subject got his right brain enhanced and the female subject got her left
    brain expanded.  The third experiment was on how to extend the amount of
    time a person can stay in cyber space.  It ended up killing the subject's
    physical body.  The last experiment was on memory recovery.
    
    [R. Extra Information Regarding Members of the Project]
    
    Genjo Gondo: Project director, formerly a staff officer in the central.
    After the project halted eight years ago, he was demoted.  He is now
    the commander in FLAK's east Asian region.
    
    Reika Tajibana: Project planner and main scientist.  She once belonged
    to the army but resigned right after the incident eight years ago.  After
    resigning, Reika created the company V.S.S.  She obtained many patents
    regarding brain chips after V.S.S was established.  She was suspected
    of stealing technologies from the army (decision from headquarters
    in pending).
    
    QuWong: One of the main engineers of the project.  Entered the project
    from an invitation from Reika.  Former colleague of Reika in bio related
    researches in university.  Took cared of the experiment subjects aside
    from his research.  After the project halted, he escaped with some of
    the subjects and now is the commander of Fei-Tao, a group belonging to
    Antihips.  Most likely had a relationship wtih Reika (in ANOTHER SIDE
    by visiting Reika's office twice a little scoop about his former
    relationship with Reika can be picked up) before he became a terrorist.
    
    Yagisawa: Commander of the squads tracking down the escaped subjects
    after the project halted.  Eight years ago, he was wounded in a fight
    with one of the subjects and was hospitalized.  His squads were
    annihilated when he was in hospital.  Afterwards, he asked for a
    demotion and was approved.  Now Yagisawa is the captain of the first
    platoon in FLAK's east Asian region.
    
    <<F. Story Summary>>
    
    For choices, I will often have {Choice 1: Description of choice.}
    and {Choice 2: Description of choice.} (number depends on number
    of choice present), then at the end of all choices I will have
    another {} to indicate how these choices will affect the direction
    in the game storyline.
    
    Another format is just one {} indicating which choice to pick to
    stay on the story path.
    
    To skip to a certain character's branch, please press ctrl + F
    and type in "name's branch" without the "" and replace name with
    the character name.  Click search to skip to the start of the
    selected character's story branch.
    
    To skip chapters, please press Ctrl + F and type in "next chapter"
    without the "".  Click search to skip chapters.
    
    To skip to a certain character's ending, please use the above
    method to skip to the start of the character's story branch.
    Now, type "<endings>" in the search box without the "" and click
    search to skip to the start of the list of endings for that
    character.
    
    [a. Common Introduction]
    
    [INTRO. STEPPEN WOLF]
    
    Toru and the rest of the Steppen Wolf team invades into this institute.
    After getting into the data room, they found some independant guards in
    place and engaged in combat.  After beating the guards into scraps and
    getting what they needed, they started their escape.
    
    The team decided to split.  Toru headed for the roof and called in Akira
    to graffiti the commercial boards.  Afterwards, Toru found himself
    surrounded by guards.  Suddenly, Yuuya and Bachelor both kicked in and
    the combat started.  After the fight, the team jumped roof and right
    before they crashed into the ground they ejected from cyber space.
    
    Afterwards, they went to a cyber room to celebrate.  Yuuya decided that
    it was time to disband Steppen Wolf.  However, they will not go without
    a big bang.  The team decided to invade the net institute of FLAK, the
    cyber military cooporation.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [1. WIRED GHOST]
    
    As Yuuya, Akira, and Toru entered the institute under the help of their
    support, Tukina, they found out that the terrorist group Antihips had
    entered right after them, triggering the alarm.  Akira, who went in first
    to scout, was caught.  Yuuya and Toru tried their best to run, but then
    suddenly Toru stepped on Black Ice, a cyber trap used for military
    purposes.  To save Toru, Yuuya charged right into him and pushed Toru
    out of the trap's effect.
    
    Just when they thought they are safe, they saw one of the terrorist in
    this big red and black shmicram fighting with a FLAK soldier.  The FLAK
    soldier was defeated, but suddenly transformed itself into a shmicram
    with huge claws.  However, even under this form the soldier was finished
    off by the terrorist with a Force Crash.  Yuuya and Toru passed the fallen
    FLAK soldier and tried to exit north.  They, however, saw the infamous
    digital ghost.  Just when they have dosed off, they did not realize the
    FLAK soldier was getting back up.  And just suddenly, the FLAK shmicram
    charged forward with its big claws.  Yuuya yelled out saying they
    were not terrorists, but the soldier's shmicram did not slow down.  In the
    split second, Yuuya pushed Toru out of the way and took the blow by
    himself.  His cyber body was completely crushed, causing his real
    brain to cease function, or in otherwords, brain dead.  Toru stood
    up, but was then surrounded by FLAK soldiers and was forced to
    leave cyber space.
    
    After leaving cyber space, Toru found himself surrounded by the police.
    Taken into custody, he was questioned by an officer.  However, a strange
    man Toru saw the day before came in, telling the officer to release Toru.
    The man told Toru he is from FLAK and asked him to join the military.
    He told Toru to think about it and left.
    
    [b. Minori's Branch]
    
    [1. WIRED GHOST]
    
    {Choose 2nd option if choice comes up}
    
    As Toru entered the base of Steppen Wolf, he saw something on Yuuya's
    seat.  It was Yuuya's pendant.  He grabbed it and vowed to avenge for
    Yuuya.  Tukina came in and Toru told her he is going to Join FLAK to
    find the killer.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [2. FLAK]
    
    The next day, Toru was standing outside the base of FLAK.  Suddenly,
    he bumped into a female officer.  She is Minori Segawa.  Minori took
    Toru in to see the Yagisawa, captain of the first platoon, and Gondo,
    the commander of the base.
    
    Minori leads Toru to the cafeteria, where they met the other three
    members of the first platoon: Yosuke, Kaira, and Ayane Shido.
    
    Not long afterwards, Toru recieved his first mission.  Some thieves
    are coming out of a building in cyber space, and their job is to
    arrest them or do the obvious thing.  Toru was paired with Kaira.
    As they went forward, Minori informed them three shmicrams are coming
    out from the entrance.  A combat was engaged.  After the fighting,
    Yosuke lead a criminal out of the building, and then Toru logged out.
    
    After the battle, Toru went outside for a stretch.  He recalled what
    the criminal said before taken away, "You beast, I am going to revenge
    for my friends... Be aware of that!"  As Toru was thinking, Minori came
    by and congradulated him for his good work.  They talked about the
    criminals today, three brain dead and one ran away leaving a ten year
    old child behind.  Minori tried to cheer TOru up, saying that she and
    the others are his comrades now.  Yosuke and Kaira suddenly appeared
    and confirmed their partnership as a team together.  It made Toru thought
    about how Yuuya called him 'partner'.  Toru made some more thoughts,
    and eventually went with the others back to their dorms to celebrate.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [3. FEMALE SOLDIER]
    
    Several weeks had passed since Toru joined FLAK.  As Toru woke up, he
    felt something sharp stabbing his chest.  He looked down and saw a
    small wound.  It was caused by Yuuya's pendant.  Toru realized how
    he is getting farther away from his path for revenge, so he grasped
    the pendant hard so he would not forget the purpose for joining FLAK
    in the first place.
    
    After waking up, Toru took a walk in the base.  He met Minori and she
    asked Toru what is he going to do in the free day tomorrow.  However,
    because Toru remembered about his vow of revenge, he did not give
    Minori a pleasant answer.  Minori got mad and just ran off.  
    
    {Choose second choice to go to Minori's room}
    
    Toru walked up to Minori's room and knocked.  Minori wondered why Toru
    came over.  Toru told Minori he was sorry for his recklace talk just
    a while before and she forgave him.  Toru asked Minori what she is
    going to do tomorrow and made her blush.  She told Toru she doesn't
    have anything really planned, so Toru asked her out for a meal together.
    Minori accepted the offer and they agreed to meet at the street square
    at ten in the morning.  What Minori did not know, is that Toru asked
    her out just to get more information on the person who murdered his
    friend.
    
    The next day, Toru arrived to the meeting place.  The time is now 15
    minutes passed the scheduled meeting time, and Minori still hadn't
    arrived yet.  Suddenly, Toru heard Minori's voice.  He leaned over
    to look and found her talking to two kids, brother and sister.  She
    seemed to be very comfortable getting into their small circle.  Minori
    saw Toru and appologized for being late.  She asked Toru if he liked
    her personal dress, and Toru said it looked well on her.  However, the
    true purpose of this lunch came into Toru's mind, and he suggested to
    Minori that they should be heading to the cafe.
    
    Minor was quite surprised of the wildness of the cafe, Toru explained
    how it was a common place for him back in the days of Steppen Wolf.
    The waitress suddenly came over and acted very close to Toru and asked
    if they wanted drugs inside their drinks.  Toru yelled at the waitress
    asking for normal meals, because he thinks this is giving Minori a bad
    impression of himself.  Toru tried to explain to Minori, but Minori just
    said she believed it's safe because it's Toru's old territory.  They
    started eating and opened the conversation between them.  Toru first
    asked some simple questions to lighten things up, then asked a couple
    of military and terrorist related questions.  Eventually, Toru asked
    about the launch list of the first platoon.  The question made Minori
    uncomfortable.  Not much came out of it, but Minori did tell Toru that
    there may be an insider in FLAK considering the abnormal usage of the
    database room.  She told him that all members have access to Level 1.
    Toru then asked Minori a couple of sharp questions about the database
    and made her panick.  Even though Toru was happy about the information
    he gathered, Minori seemed a little upset.  Minori's sad face made
    Toru's chest hurt, so......
    
    {Choice 1: Return to base.}
    
    Toru tells Minori that he has something hurry to do in the base.  Minori
    returned to the base with him.  Along the way, Toru tried to explain his
    actions, but Minori just halts him before he could say it out.
    
    {Choice 2: Talk a bit more.}
    
    Toru tried to explain, but Minori said it was alright.  Minori then told
    Toru that she is going to head back to base saying she has something
    to do in a hurry.  As Minori walked out, Toru felt guilt in his heart.
    Toru then calmed down and thought over the information in his head.  He
    left the cafe and returned to the base alone.
    
    {Either way will not affect the route.}
    
    After returning to base (if it's choice 2, then it will say at night),
    Toru gave the database room a visit.  He looked through the Level 1
    information and found them to be just some regular personal data.  Toru
    then tried to access Level 2 data, but his access number failed.  He then
    took out his portable wire, Toru's personal favorite hacking tool.  As
    Toru was just about to dive in, he heard this voice in his back.  He
    turned back and saw Ayane standing there.  Toru told Ayane that he was
    just curious of the military's station and tried to cover his actions.
    Ayane just told him not to forget to log out afterwards another station.
    With Ayane here, Toru felt it was not good for him to continue his search.
    He then left the room leaving Ayane behind.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [4. MOP UP]
    
    Toru was having a nightmare.  In his dream, he recalls the events that
    had happened when Steppen Wolf fell.  He saw this mysterious girl,
    the girl who leads the people who saw her to the lands of the dead, the
    wired ghost...  Then Toru heard warnings from Tukina and Yuuya yelled out
    as well.  This time, however, instead of Yuuya the white shmicram charged
    towards Toru.  Just when the claws broke through Toru's shmicram's chest,
    Toru woke up covered in sweat.  He realized it was a dream and held up
    Yuuya's pendent, and vows again to avenge for Yuuya.
    
    Toru was walking outside and saw some V.S.S vehicles parked in the base.
    Yosuke told Toru that in this mission the army is working with V.S.S.
    It seemed like their enemy this time is the famed terrorist group in
    the region.  Just when they're talking, an announcement was made to
    order the first platoon to their battle stations.  The group leaves and
    head towards the station.
    
    After reaching the battle station, Commander Gondo and a woman were
    standing in front of the rest of the platoon.  Toru poked Yosuke and
    asked about who the woman was.  Yosuke told him she is Tajibana Reika,
    the president of V.S.S.  Yosuke made a joke about Reika, then Commander
    Gondo started talking about the joint mission.  Reika also talked a bit
    about the terrorists and their recent attacks on military facilities.
    Commander Gondo then said that they will be assualting one of the
    terrorists' military stations and assigned the main task to FLAK and
    the runaways to V.S.S.  Reika then said that they will be sending in
    willis troops first to bombard the place.  The shmicram platoons should
    not have too much hard time with the remaining terrorists.  She then
    assigned the mission start time and ordered the mission to begin.
    
    As Toru sat infront of his console, he saw Minori came in with a
    sulked face.  He wondered if what had happened before made a bad impact
    on her.  As Toru tried to talk to her, Minori avoided claiming that
    they should not be talking about this during a mission.  Kaira tried
    to cheer her up, but Minori avoided again and left to do something
    else.  Yosuke was worried about Minori loosing her cool and not being
    able to provide the best support.  Kaira asked Toru what was happening,
    and Toru tried to change the direction of the question to something
    else.  Ayane was the last one to came in and was silent even when
    Kaira talked to her.  She just walked to her console and started
    connecting.  Minori came over and asked Toru to hurry, so Toru
    plugged himself into the console and dived in.
    
    When Toru and the others dived in, what they saw were what was left
    from the bombarding.  Captain Yagisawa ordered the attack to start
    and warned Toru about the dangers.  After travelling for some distance,
    Minori warned the platoon about jamming in some areas and possible
    enemy hideouts.  She told the team to be careful.  Suddenly, Ayane
    spotted an enemy and rushed towards the battlefield on her own.  Minori
    warned her about acting alone, but it seemed like she didn't take a
    single word in.  Kaira told Toru and Yosuke to go where they were
    heading and she left to chase Ayane.
    
    Toru and Yosuke kept on going east and eventually met up with a
    group of terrorists.  After scrapping them into digital bits, Toru
    asked Minori if there were any enemies left around them.  Minori
    replied negative so Toru started calling the others.  Both Kaira
    and Ayane replied back and seemed to be alright.  Captain Yagisawa
    called in and ordered the platoon to stay put.  Captain Yagisawa
    saw that Yosuke's shmicram was heavily damaged, so he order him
    to return for repairs.  As Yosuke logged off, Toru turned on the
    personal channels and began talking to other team members.  Toru
    asked Minori about Ayane's weird actions today, and Minori replied
    saying that she had done that several times in the past already.
    Minori asked Toru why he cared so much about Ayane, and Toru just
    said that it's only because she's a co-worker.
    
    Suddenly, a personal call was made from outside sources.  Toru
    was shocked since their call number changes every time a mission
    starts.  It would be unlikely for an outside source to call in.
    With care, Toru accepted the call.  After it was connected, Toru
    heard the mechanical voice of Bachelor.  Toru was surprised why
    his old comrade would be calling him on the battlefield.  Bachelor
    made a joke on Toru about him joining FLAK, and then taunted him
    for a fight.  Bachelor brought out a bet, and waited for Toru to
    reply.
    
    {Choice 1: Fight.}
    
    Toru yelled to Bachelor to come out and stop hiding.  His rage
    is at maximum from the taunting.  As Bachelor's shmicram came
    in, the area was completely jammed from outside connections.
    After a few sentences, they began the fight.
    
    {Lose very badly.}
    
    Bachelor is disappointed with Toru's skills.  Bachelor then
    says it was worthless coming and disappears.  The outside
    communication is then restored and Minori calls in.  She
    asked if Toru was alright, and Toru replied that he is alright.
    Minori wondered what happened because his connection was jammed.
    Toru just said it was some hacker.  Captain Yagisawa made a
    comment then orders Toru to log off.  Then logs off from cyber
    space.
    
    {Get Bachelor's HP down to 3 or less bar.}
    
    Bachelor will laugh at Toru about the win and tells Toru to
    practice more often.  Bachelor then leaves and Minori calls
    in.  Captain Yagisawa says something about the hacker then
    calls Toru back.  Toru then logs off from cyber space.
    
    {Win.}
    
    Bachelor will compliment on Toru's skills then leaves.  Captain
    Yagisawa will also compliment Toru when Minori calls in.  Toru
    logs off from cyber space right after.
    
    {Outcome of this fight does not affect Minori's story branch.}
    
    {Choice 2: Refuse to fight.}
    
    Toru said to Bachelor that the taunt was useless and he has no
    time to play around.  Bachelor seemed to be quite angry when
    Toru used the word 'play' and Toru came up with an image of
    bachelor in his head.  Nevertheless, Toru refused to fight and
    Bachelor just cuts off the connection.  The regular connection
    was returned and Minori seemed to be quite worried.  Toru found
    out that Minori did not catch anything he said to Bachelor due
    to his connection being jammed from others, so he said that it
    was just some hacker.  Captain Yagisawa suddenly came in and
    told Toru to return.  TOru then logs off from cyber space.
    
    {This choice will not affect Minori's story branch.}
    
    After returning, Toru leaves his console.  Minori seems
    to be quite worried about what happened.  Toru asked if she
    was mad at him for what happened at the cafe.  Minori was a
    little surprised that Toru thought she was angry.  Minori
    seemed to be a little nervous and asked Toru something about
    hackers and made the conversation really stiff.  When they
    couldn't say anything, Ayane leaves her console and comes over,
    looking tired and sighing.  As she walked pass, Toru called out.
    Ayane stops and looks at Toru.  He asked if she was tired and
    Ayane replied positive.  She then started walking again. 
    
    {Choice 1: Ask about what happened in the database room.}
    
    Toru thought a bit and decided to ask why Ayane was in the
    database room.  Just when he asked, Minori halted him.  She
    said it was enough.  She then went on about how Toru was
    making a joke of her and stuff.  The conversation became
    very heated and Toru decides to cool her down.
    
    {Choice 2:Do not ask about what happened in the database room.}
    
    Toru watch Ayane leave the room.  Minori then called out Toru's
    name.  She said that it was enough and he wouldn't like a girl
    who leaves in the middle of a date (Aside from Toru calling
    out to Ayane this part is exactly the same as the other choice.
    As for why some parts are different in the walkthrough, it's
    more like just whichever part I decide to translate in the
    dialogs that's all.  Main point is still the same).  She
    then says not to joke around and was quite angry.  Toru tried
    to calm her down.
    
    {Either choice is fine.}
    
    {Choice 1: Ask Minori to eat at a restaurant.}
    
    Toru asks Minori to have a date at a restaurant as an apology.
    Minori was surprised that Toru would ask her out on a date and
    her face was blushing.  Minori accepts the offer even though
    she still has some doubts.
    
    In their spare time, Toru and Minori went to a restaurant
    near the base.  Minori seemed happy with the meals here.
    Toru felt bad for his actions before, trying to use Minori
    to achieve his goals.  Minori looked concerned about TOru
    and asked him about what might be going on.  Just when Toru
    was about to tell Minori the truth, she stopped him and said
    it was alright.  She then grabs Toru's hand and held on
    tightly.  She said that she believed that Toru is not a bad
    person.  Toru asked how come and she said that she saw Toru's
    reaction after his first battle.  Minori tells Toru that
    often people became numb after doing it several times (killing
    people digitally), but Toru was able to feel bad about it.
    Just when Toru was thinking about those words, a voice
    yelled out Toru's name.
    
    Toru wondered who it was talking behind him and looked back
    to see Tukina standing there.  Toru was surprised that she
    is here.  Tukina then walked over and hugged Toru.  After
    Tukina moved away, Toru coughed a bit and adjusted his
    breathing.  He looked at Minori and found her puzzled, so
    he introduced Tukina, his childhood friend, to Minori.
    Tukina asked Toru to introduce Minori to her, and made fun
    of Toru asking if she's Toru's girlfriend.  Toru found out
    her trick after telling Tukina Minori was the platoon support.
    He then redirected the topic to why Tukina was here.  Tukina
    tells Toru to look at her uniform.  He looked at it and saw
    that it was a V.S.S uniform.  Toru then asked Tukina if she
    had bought it in some strange store.  Tukina tells Toru he
    is an idiot to forget that she was hired by a security
    company.  She tells Toru that after testing she was found
    to have pilot potential.  Toru could not believe it, then
    Tukina got mad and started saying some embarrasing things
    Toru did in the past.  Toru then argued back to Tukina.
    Minori was left out of the conversation and just said
    sorry to Toru and excused herself and left.  Tukina was
    saying sorry in a joking way about how she interrupted
    their date.  Suddenly, a cold voice cuts through the
    heated conversation.  It was President Reika calling to
    Tukina.  Tukina said sorry to Reika then told Toru to
    wait for her in the cyber chat room.  She then joins the
    rest of the V.S.S team and left.
    
    {Choice 2: Repeatedly apologize.}
    
    Toru kept on apologizing to Minori.  He even used the dogeza
    pose (bowing 90 degrees down from normal standing position).
    Minori was quite surprised and she forgave him, but only for
    this time.  She then tell Toru that he should give Ayane some
    privacy.  She says that as a support, she will support him
    when difficulties arise.  Just when Toru felt that there were
    a lot of misunderstandings to clear, a voice cried out calling
    Toru.
    
    Toru looked back and saw Tukina.  Tukina then came over
    and hugged Toru.  Toru was a little shy, then introduced Tukina
    to Minori.  Tukina then asked Toru to introduce Minori to her,
    and asked if she's Toru's girlfriend.  Toru introduced Minori
    as the platoon support, and had a face as red as a monkey's butt
    when he heard Tukina's second half of her sentence.  He then
    asked about how Tukina's doing.  Tukina shows Toru her uniform,
    it was that of an pilot in V.S.S.  Toru asked that if she
    bought this at some weird store.  Tukina calls Toru anidiot
    reminding him that she was hired by a security company.
    Toru was surprised that she joined V.S.S as a shmicram pilot.
    Toru can't believe she passed V.S.S's pilot test and Tukina
    became very angry.  She then pulled out some old story of Toru
    forgetting to wash his underwear and she being the one doing
    it in the end.  Toru told her that this has nothing to do with
    what they're talking about.  Minori was left out of the
    conversation and decided to leave.
    
    After Minori leaves, Tukina joked around about she interrupting
    their date.  Suddenly, a voice with cold chill sounded.  It was
    President Reika.  Tukina said sorry to President Reika, then she
    tells Toru to meet her in the cyber chat room afterwards.  After
    hearing Toru's confirmation, Tukina left with other V.S.S
    members.
    
    {Must pick choice 1 to continue in Minori's path.}
    
    In the chat room, Toru asked Tukina about how she's been doing.
    She told Toru that there's fancy residences, great pay, delicious
    food, and etc.  She then asked the question back to Toru about
    how was he doing in the army.  Toru replied back saying that
    the residence was rough, the pay was so so, and the food is just
    edible.  Tukina then asked if Toru wants to get hired by V.S.S,
    but Toru declined.  Her smile faded and asked Toru if he just
    can't forget the revenge.  She then asked Toru if he had
    found who the culprit was.  He replied negative and explained
    to her the restrictions in his priviledges.  Tukina handed
    Toru an cyber equipment saying that it was the databse key
    to level 2 information.  Toru asked how she got the key,
    and Tukina replied that it was given to her when they decided
    for FLAK and V.S.S to have a joint mission, especially when
    she's in the elite group.  She tells Toru to take it and
    he did.  She tells Toru to hurry, so Toru placed the key on
    his cord and stored its data inside.  Afterwards, Toru logged
    off from the chat room.
    
    In the middle of the night, Toru once again stepped into the
    database room.  He began to think of some of the things he
    should take into mind.  First, there was something strange
    about Captain Yagisawa, and it might be good to check him
    out.  Second, Ayane have been acting weird lately and there
    are lots of strange points in her behavior.  Lastly, it
    would be good to look at data on Antihips because it was due
    to their interference that Steppen Wolf got into all this
    mess.  
    
    {In the database, pick the second file from the top.  That is
    Ayane's file.}
    
    Toru looked at Ayane's level 2 data and found that she used
    to work for I.V.S.  She was trained on the topic of
    communication between age 15 to 17 and became a low leve
    technician at I.V.S at the age of 18.  However, she resigned
    at the age of 19 and joined the army.  Toru thought that
    this change in her life may be the key.  When Toru was still
    searching, the door suddenly opened.  Toru turned his head
    to see who it was and found Ayane standing there.  Ayane
    walked to a different machine and logged on.  Suddenly, Toru
    heard a small noise coming out from Ayane's mouth.
    
    {Choice 1: Yell out.}
    
    Toru called out Ayane's name.  He looked at her and saw
    her crying.  Her face suddenly turned back to normal, what
    was different from her usual self are the tears falling
    from her face onto the machine below.  Ayane then stormed
    out of the database room.  Toru realized that there are
    no more time for him to search either, so he left as well.
    
    {Choice 2: Wait until she leaves.}
    
    Toru stayed silent until Ayane left the database room. He
    realized that he had no more time today and left the room.
    
    {Either choice will not affect the path.}
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [5. HACKING]
    
    {At the beginning of this chapter, if you see two choices pop up
    then you are on the right path for Minori.  As for what these
    choices are, that's way out of the rating for this walkthrough.}
    
    After bribing Kaira to be quite about this morning, Toru met
    Yosuke in the halls for morning practice.  There they met up
    with Minori.  When Minori asked Toru why he wasn't looking well,
    Kaira suddenly came up and tried to say something to Minori
    but was intercepted by Toru.  Minori then just left and head
    over to the training room.  When Toru tried to explain, Minori
    had already left.  Ayane then walked over and asked Toru to step
    aside.  Toru then followed and entered the training room.
    
    Toru and Yosuke were both transfered into the cyber training
    ground.  Yosuke and Toru exchanged a few remarks and started
    the fight.
    
    {The fight will not affect anything in this route, so the various
    outcomes will not be specified.}
    
    After the fight, they both logged out.  Ayane and Kaira are still
    fighting, with Kaira being obviously weaker.  Yosuke told Toru
    that he would not want to fight with Ayane because it would
    shorten his life.  Toru asked if she was really that strong,
    and Yosuke replied positive, espeically her killing aura.  Yosuke
    told Toru that Ayane is a battle maniac and also the trouble
    maker in the team.  When she gets into battle, blood gets into
    her head and she just goes wild.  After a bit of chatting Kaira
    was defeated.  Ayane's fighting style triggered something in Toru.
    The image of the changeable shmicram appeared.  However, without
    proof he could not assume the suspect was Ayane.  Ayane and Kaira
    walked over with Kaira complaining to Ayane.  Ayane didn't say
    much, just something about that's the only way she knows how to
    fight and left.
    
    At night, Toru appeared again in the database.  Being the third
    time in there, Toru promised himself to find something useful
    this time.  Tonight Toru brought in some tools he used for
    hacking.  Suddenly, a voice called out his name.  It was Minori.
    Minori said that she was getting some data for the captain and
    asked Toru what he was doing.  Toru responded with something like
    it's none of your business, and Minori became very emotional.
    Minori realized her weird behavior and tried to apologize.  Just
    then, they heard the noise of the door opening and closing.
    Toru grabbed Minori by the hand and hid under the console.  Toru
    looked out and found it was Ayane.  While still observing, Toru
    heard Minori's quite voice.  He saw his left hand was groping
    Minori's ****** (sorry, out of the walkthrough's rating level)!
    Just when he let go of his hands, he heard the sound of door
    opening and footsteps heading outside.
    
    Toru stood up while Minori also stood up but with both her hands
    in front protecting.  Minori asked Toru what was going on, and
    Toru told her about how Ayane always comes when he comes to the
    database room.  Toru walked over and went to the machine Ayane
    was just using.  He tried to track down what Ayane was doing
    with his tools.  Minori was curious about what he was doing,
    and he told her what he was going to do.  He found out that Ayane
    was looking into something about Antihips.  It was a highly
    restricted file and Toru could not open it.  Minori looked over
    the code number and found that it was a level 3 file!  Toru
    asked Minori who would have such access, and Minori said that
    only Captain or above could access that.  She was wondering
    how Ayane was able to access those files.  Toru wondered if
    she did this by hacking into the system, but Minori replied claiming
    it would not be possible since the army's database is protected
    by black ice.  Suddenly, Toru tried to plug into the system.
    Minori asked what he was doing, and he replied trying to hack
    into the level 3 data Ayane was just looking at.  Minori tried
    to get Toru to leave it alone.  Toru didn't listen and just
    said he's good at it and he will be fine.  Minori stepped in
    and knocked the connection off to stop the data processing.
    Minori looked into Toru with angry eyes.  She told him to leave
    other people's past alone.  Toru told her that Ayane was looking
    into military secrets.  To see what she was doing, this was all
    he could do.  Minori replied that he would be doing the same
    thing Ayane was doing.  She told Toru that it would a great
    crime to hack into military's secrets and why would he do
    something that would be risking his life.  Minori then went
    on and tried to convice Toru to stop what he was doing.
    
    {Choice 1: Continue hacking.}
    
    Toru turned to the machine and started again.  Suddnely, Minori
    slapped Toru in the face and said that he was the lowest.  She
    then walked out without looking at Toru.  Toru felt ashamed, but
    he now got his target locked onto Ayane.  He felt that he could
    do it some other time and left the room.
    
    {Choice 2: Stop.}
    
    Toru told Minori that he'll stop.  Minori was quite glad to see
    this.  As he was packing up to leave, Toru asked Minori if they
    should cover this up for Ayane.  Minori replied that it was
    obvious they should cover it up because Ayane is their teammate.
    She then said that Toru and Ayane are very alike.  She said that
    it would be better to wait for Ayane to tell about herself.
    They walked out of the room together and continued talking.  Minori
    asked Toru a question about herself (sorry, couldn't understand
    what she was asking), and Toru may have comforted her in some
    way.  She said thanks and headed over to the residence.
    
    {Choice 2 must be selected to stay on Minori's path.}
    
    That night, Toru logged into the chat room where Tukina was waiting.
    Tukina asked how did it go and Toru told her about everything
    that had happened.  Tukina looked a little sad about her level 2
    access key not being much of a help.  As they lie on the grass,
    Tukina leaned over Toru and looked straight at him from top.  She
    told Toru it was alright and told him that hacking the military's
    database would be suicide.  Toru said that it had to be done.
    Tukina suddenly said that Yuuya would probably not want Toru to
    get revenge for him.  Toru said that Yuuya would do the same
    thing if the situation was reversed.  Tukina asked Toru, was
    his desire to avenge Yuuya that strong?  She said that they
    now all have new partners, would Yuuya be happy if they really
    revenged for him.  Toru thought over the matter and replied a
    bit harshly.  Tukina suddenly looked tired.  She told Toru it
    was just her training lately and he does not need to worry about
    it.  She told Toru that after entering V.S.S she had already
    killed numerous people in cyber space.  Toru agreed that he, too,
    had killed many people in the military.  Tukina asked Toru, do
    they still have the right to take revenge even when they themselves
    had killed?  Toru replied that he at least need to know who killed
    Yuuya.  At this point, both Toru and Tukina became silent.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [6. ANTIHIPS]
    
    Several days passed.  Toru hung out on the outskirts of the base
    thinking about what had happened in the database room.  Suddenly,
    he heard footsteps walking towards him.  He was then greeted by
    Minori.  They talked about weather and then a place for them
    to go together.  They then talked about the recent actions by
    the terrorists, about how they may be planning on a massive
    revenge after having taken heavy damages from the joint force of V.S.S
    and the military.  Minori also brought up the talk about an
    insider leaking data to the terrorists.  Toru joked around about
    Ayane being the insider, and Minori got mad at him.  Toru calmed
    her down and told her he's not going to do that.  Just when Minori
    was going to say something else, the alarm came up.  It seemed like
    the terrorists are launching another attack.  Hearing the alarm,
    Toru and Minori rushed back to the battle station.
    
    After reaching the battle station, Captain Yagisawa told the team
    what was going on.  The terrorist group Fei-Tao is attacking a
    military supply base both in the cyber and the real world.  Minori
    then cried out after seeing a scene on her monitor.  Many control
    room pilots are showing signs of brain dead as their cyber body was
    destroyed.  It was a scene of living hell.  Toru and Ayane were
    ordered to dive in first since Yosuke and Kaira haven't returned yet.
    Toru tried to talk to Ayane, but she just told him to dive in quickly.
    After finishing the preperations, Toru dove into the cyber world.
    
    After diving in, after a few remarks Ayane left immediately after
    detecting a terrorist.  Toru called her a battle maniac and tried to
    catch up to her but some terrorists appeared and blocked his way.
    After the fight, Toru asked Minori for Ayane's position.  However,
    she was not able to catch up with Ayane.  So, Toru went towards
    where Ayane had gone to find her.
    
    {The following will only occur after beating Tukina's route.}
    
    After Toru enetered a room, Minori detected an unknown shmicram.
    The shmicram came up to Toru and he found that it was Akira!  He
    talked to Toru a bit and they got into an argument because Akira
    joined with the terrorists.  Toru accused the terrorists for killing
    all those people in the control room, but Akira defended saying
    that it was a government program that caused those deaths.  Toru
    said that Akira must have been brainwashed by the terrorists.  Akira
    then called Toru a dog of the military.  He asked Toru where his
    hot blooded spirit went.  Toru told Akira to stop being on the same
    side of the terrorists, and Aira fought back yelling at Toru to stop
    being on the side of FLAK.  Just then, Ayane came over and started
    chasing Akira.  Toru tried to step between them and Akira used the
    time to escape.  Ayane tried to chase after him but was stopped by
    Toru.  Ayane told Toru to step aside.  Toru told her that Akira
    was a friend of his, but she just that Akira is now an enemy.  Toru
    kept on trying to stop her, and then Ayane raised her machine gun and
    told Toru to step aside or else she will shoot.
    
    {Choice 1: Stop her with force.}
    
    Ayane fights Toru.  After taking heavy damage, Ayane transforms into
    the white shmicram.  Toru fought and destroyed it.  Toru then was
    arrested for attacking his own teammates but then was rescued
    by the terrorists.  The rest of this will be in Ryang's path.
    
    {Choice 2: Talk her out of it.}
    
    Toru told Ayane he really can't kill his old friend.  Ayane gave
    him some cold words and left.  Minori called in asking what had
    happened.  She told Toru that the communication was cut half way
    and she wasn't able to hear anything.  Toru told her that he will
    tell her about it later.  He then asked where Ayane went and headed
    towards there.
    
    {Choice 2 must be selected to stay on Minori's path.}
    
    After several battles, Minori contacted Toru telling him that Ayane's
    heartbeat was abnormally fast.  It seemed as if she was in a tough
    battle.  When Toru finally caught up with her, Minori reported
    that Ayane had just been defeated.  Her cyber body was forced
    to eject but was there was interference preventing her from aborting.
    When Toru was going to charge in, Minori warned him about several
    shmicrams hiding and told him to becareful.
    
    {The remaining scene is out of the rating of this walkthrough, so
    details will not be mentioned.}
    
    Toru found Ayane captured by Genha (and what he's doing to her, I
    will not say, other than that he broke her arm).  Genha ordered
    his men to attack Toru, but they were defeated.  When Genha was
    going to call in his shmicram, a load of shmicrams just suddenly
    logged into the room, including a giant orange shmicram.  The
    pilot of the giant shmicram, QuWong, told Genha to retreat.  When
    Toru saw all these enemies, he was prepared to die.  However, QuWong
    said that it would be pointless to kill him and all the terrorists
    aborted.  After they left, Minori called in to Toru to tell him
    that the interference seemed to have disappeared after the terrorists
    all left.  Captain Yagisawa then called in to order Toru to come back.
    Toru followed his orders and logged off.
    
    Air seemed dense in the battle station.  Yosuke said sorry to Toru
    for not coming earlier.  The medics were all over Ayane's console
    trying to treat her.  The same feeling came up in Toru's chest when
    Yuuya died.  Minori went into shock with her face all white over
    what had happened.  Toru asked if she was ok and she calmed down.
    As the medics took Ayane out to the medical room, Toru saw that
    her arm that was bent by Genha suffered the same damage in the physical
    world.  He was amazed how the damages in the mind could affect the
    body.  Captain Yagisawa saw Toru's face not being so well, so he
    ordered him to stay in his room.  Toru followed the order and left
    the battle station.
    
    In the dark, Toru could not sleep.  When he closed his eyes, he would
    see Genha's face again and the scene where Ayane was tortured appeared
    in his mind.  Toru was scared that Genha viewed breaking Ayane's body
    as something fun.  A scary chill rose from the bottom of his heart.
    He then thought about what the mysterious girl said in the conversation
    of the terrorists and thought about his own actions in FLAK.  Toru then
    reviewed all the things that had happened recently and his chest started
    to hurt.  When he chose to avenge Yuuya, he had chosen the blood stained
    road.  There was no point to his life other than getting revenge.
    
    When he was thinking, Toru heard a knock on his door.  He asked
    who it was, then Minori replied.  As the door opened, Toru saw Minori's
    still face.  It was already 1 am and the time when most people sleep.
    Toru asked what she was doing here at this hour, and Minori told Toru
    about Ayane's injuries.  It seemed that she wasn't hurt that badly and
    would be returning to the team soon.  They talked a bit about Ayane,
    then Toru asked Minori who attacked Ayane.  She told Toru he was
    Fei-Tao's number 2 in charge.  She said how cruel it was to capture
    the injured pilots.  Toru then said that it was what the terrorists do.
    Toru then talked about himself (I think) and Minori couldn't believe
    some of the things he said.  She yelled at Toru, with tears in her eyes.
    She could not believe Toru would say something so cruel and started
    crying.  Toru felt guilty of torturing himself (the stuff around here
    is quite theological and I don't have enough understanding to do a
    good summary).
    
    After some conversation, Minori asked Toru if she was a good support.
    He replied that her support was accurate and helps alot, and she was
    glad to hear it.  Minori's smile finally appeared.  She told him
    that he is not alone in times of trouble.  She will be supporting him.
    After saying that, Minori left the room.  Toru thought over everything
    again and decided hold those thoughts for later.  He fell asleep soon
    afterwards.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [7. MELT DOWN]
    
    Yet another few days has passed.  The guilt Toru had before was now
    gone.  Toru grabbed Yuuya's pendant and realized that his heart for
    revenged had became dull.  However, when Toru thought about how he
    might meet the murderer's shmicram in the front lines his heart became
    excited again.  Just then, an alert interrupted Toru's thoughts.  He
    realized that he hasn't eaten any breakfast yet.  So, Toru put on his
    clothes and headed to the battle station.
    
    When he arrived he was greeted by Captain Yagisawa.  He said to the team
    that an I.V.S chip factory was attacked by the terrorists this morning.
    Toru recalled that I.V.S was one of the largest brain chip providers in
    the region.  Right now, the factory was invaded both in the real and
    cyber world and has already taken over the control room.  He pointed
    at the console screen that was transmitting video, only to see the
    leader of the terrorists speaking.  Captain Yagisawa explained that
    it was a crime notification from the terrorists.  On the screen, Toru
    saw QuWong saying that he is forced to use extreme measures to expose
    the crimes of a large government organization to the people.  He
    warned the government to tell the people about the black box area of
    the brain chip within 12 hours from now.  If the government don't follow
    this then they will destroy the factory.  Any casualties resulted from
    this would be the responsibility of the government.
    
    Yosuke was starting to get mad due to QuWong's words, so Toru changed
    the screen to see the image of the factory.  It looked like a large
    industrial region built with features of a city.  Minori told everyone
    that I.V.S uses a city-like construction to build their factories.
    Other than the factory itself, a living quarters for a hundred thousand
    people and various shopping malls and other stores are constructed.
    This includes an atomic fusion power plant underground.  Toru was shocked
    by how the terrorists capture the contorl room so that they would have a
    literal atomic bomb to have over a hundred thousand hostages.  Toru asked
    Captain Yagisawa about the government's responce, and was told that there
    are none.  The black box stuff in the brain chip doesn't exist.  Kaira
    asked if the residences had been evacuated yet.  Captain Yagisawa said
    that road blockage was formed and literally all of the residences have
    become hostages.   The army had already stationed soldiers around the
    target.  The maps displayed the position of the FLAK soldiers.  A whole
    army of soldiers were scattered around.  Yosuke said that a hundred
    terrorists against ten thousand soldiers, it looked like they are not
    going to be needed today.  However, Captain Yagisawa said that to avoid
    casualties in the people, the net platoons are ordered to assualt the
    terrorists.  Kaira said that it seems like they are taking a huge
    amount of responsibility.  Captain Yagisawa told the team that the
    V.V.S pilots stationed there are currently still defending and told
    everyone to hurry up and help them.  Just when everyone was preparing,
    a surprising person appeared at the door.  It was Ayane!  She greated
    everyone and headed to her console.  Captain Yagisawa asked if she was
    alright, and Ayane replied positive.  So, Captain Yagisawa told everyone
    that the plan has changed.  The platoon will split into two teams, Ayane
    and Toru in the first and Kaira and Yosuke in the second.  Before diving
    in, Toru asked if Ayane was alright.  Even though Ayane said she was ok,
    Toru saw her face twitching when she was plugging in the cable.  Seemed
    like her arm hasn't fully recovered yet.  He asked again, and Ayane said
    it's none of his business.  Ayane then said thanks for before but she
    has her own things she has to do.  After Minori told everyone to wait
    for the timing to dive in, Toru thought about the reason behind Ayane
    being the battle maniac she is right now.  What was the point to her
    battles?  Just when he was thinking, Minori told Toru his heart beat
    is getting faster and he should calm down.  Suddenly, Toru asked Minori
    what would she do if someone in the military murdered someone close to
    her.  She replied saying that she would expose the muderer with legal
    means.  Toru had a smirk on his face hearing Minori's standard answer
    from the textbooks.  They talked a bit more and Minori said that it
    would be pointless to throw one's life all into revenge.  She then
    asked Toru what was the point behind all these questions, but Toru
    said forget about it.  She then asked if something bothering him,
    but was interrupted by Captain Yagisawa.  He told the two to stop
    chatting during missions.  Kaira then joked about Toru being the
    weakness of Minori.  Yosuke joked to Toru about getting Minori
    excited before the battle.  Minori got embarrased and asked if
    everyone was ready.  The platoon then dived into cyber space.
    
    Soon after entering, Toru and Ayane met their first wave of
    terrorists.  After the fight, Captain Yagisawa ordered
    Ayane and Toru to head to the reactor.  Along the way, they
    met another wave of terrorists.  When the next wave appeared,
    Ayane left Toru to fight them off and headed to the reactor first
    herself.  After Toru finished them all off, he headed towards
    the reactor and asked Minori about Ayane's current position.
    At first Minori said that she lost Ayane's signal, but just
    then she found out that Ayane was starting to get excited
    in her brain wave and heartbeating.  Just when Toru was making
    a comment, Minori warned about shmicrams coming up front.  A
    group of terrorist shmicrams came in from the east and headed
    straight for the reactor.  Toru saw that the leading shmicram
    was the one who fought the white shmicram when Yuuya was killed.
    Toru chased after them despite Minori's warning.  He was intercepted
    by two terrorist shmicrams but they were defeated quickly.  When
    Toru saw another terrorist, before he was able to respond the white
    shmicram that killed Yuuya suddenly popped up out of nowhere and
    smashed the terrorist shmicrams into scrap metal.  Toru was
    shocked to see the murderer on the battle field, but he did not
    attack immediately.  He tried to contact the pilot but his
    communication was rejected.  The white shmicram then went to
    the south, ignoring Toru.  Toru chased after it, but was intercepted
    again by two terrorists.  After the fight, Toru lost sight of the
    white shmicram.  Just then, Minori warned Toru about the terrorists
    retreating and leaving behind willis in the reactor.  Even though
    he wanted to look for the murderer against the order, Toru was
    unable to do so due to the responsibility he was placed with.  He
    swore and then headed to the reactor room.
    
    After reaching the reactor, Minori contacted Toru and linked him
    with an I.V.S technician.  According to the technician, the willis
    are taking over the controls of the reactor.  He also said that
    the reactor is unstable and would explode in 2 minutes.  He begged
    Toru to disable these willis as soon as possible.  So, Toru charged
    into the group of willis and started to take them apart.
    
    After the willis are all disabled, the technician said that the safety
    program is reactivated.  Toru was already full of sweat when he finished
    the fight.  Captain Yagisawa ordered Toru to return.  Toru thought about
    the unknown shmicram that tear enemies apart without emotion.  Cold
    sweat came down his spine when he thought of it.  Minori called in to
    ask Toru why he hasn't returned yet.  When Toru was about to log off,
    he saw this door with black and yellow seal around it.  For the cyber
    space, this only means one thing: black ice!  Toru wondered why such
    a thing would exist in a commercial company.  The only thing this means
    is that there are some military secrets behind the door.  Despite the
    curiosity, he thought about the other things that had happened today
    and put it aside.  Toru then logged off from cyber space.
    
    When he logged off, he saw Minori standing by his side.  She
    congratulated Toru's performance today.  Toru asked Minori if any
    of the team members approached him after Ayane rushed off, but Minori
    replied negative.  Toru then went into deep thought about who the
    white shmicram could be.  While he was thinking, Minori said that
    Toru seemed to be different today.  Toru asked how so, and she said
    that he seemed to be too quiet.  She held his hands and asked if she
    could know what was bothering him.  Even though Toru said nothing
    was wrong, Minori seemed to see through him and tried to get
    into his heart.  Just then, Minori realized she was getting too
    close.  She covered her mouth with both hands and ran off.
    
    Yosuke came up and asked Toru why Minori's face was all red.  He
    asked if Toru was teasing her.  Toru said those are stupid words
    and nothing like that was happening.  A smirk came over Yosuke
    and he said it's alright for Toru to show his real intentions.
    Kaira also came into the conversation saying that he must've
    realized that Minori likes him.  Toru was confused, and both Yosuke
    and Kaira sighed.  Yosuke said that he's taking his words back and
    Toru is just too dull.  It took quite some time before Toru figured
    out what they were talking about.  When he did Kaira and Yosuke both
    gave him a smile.  They soon left Toru to think about it himself.
    After a few thoughts he put the thought off and left the battle
    station.
    
    That night, Toru called Tukina and secretly entered the chat room.
    Tukina asked Toru why he called her out, and he told him about seeing
    the murderer of Yuuya.  After hearing about it, Tukina asked Toru what
    he was going to do about it.  Toru told her that was why he called her
    out.  Tukina then asked Toru if he knew any specific targets, but
    he said he hasn't, at least according to what Minori said.  Tukina
    asked about Minori, and the words Yosuke said today popped up in TOru's
    mind.  Tukina joked about how Toru went into FLAK for revenge but
    instead got his hands on some woman.  Toru tried to tell her it's not
    like that, but Tukina told him that when she saw them in the restaurant
    Minori acted like a woman in love.  Toru got angry and told Tukina he
    has no time to get into some romance.  All that he can do now is to
    get further data on who the murderer was and everything else should go
    aside.  Hearing this, Tukina decided to give Toru a hand.  She told
    Toru that the military had recorded all the shmicrams launched in all the
    missions.  She told Toru to check those when he has time.  Toru told
    her that this data is listed as level 3 military secrets and cannot
    be accessed.  Tukina told Toru that speical grants are given in emergency
    times to access military secrets.  He will be fine if he ask a support
    to help him access these records.  Minori's image came into Toru's mind.
    He thought about it and the urge for revenge came over him.  He then
    asked Tukina if it was alright to get help from Minori, but Tukina
    said he shouldn't do that because it would be the lowest use someone's
    kindness to do something like this.  They got into an argument and
    Toru decided to leave.  Tukina called him and ask what is he going
    to do when he finished the revenge.  Toru did not reply and left the
    room.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [8. SECURITY CORE]
    
    A night had passed.  Toru had been thinking about whether he should
    ask Minori to help him find the true identity of the murderer.  Just
    when Toru was still deciding, Minori came up and ask him why he was
    troubled.  Toru recalled that Kaira and Yosuke said that Minori likes
    him, but would asking help from Minori really just be stepping on her
    heart?  When Minori asked again, Toru replied with some sharp words.
    He immediately apologized, but Minori said it was alright.  Toru told
    Minori he did not want to drag her into his own business.  Minori was
    glad when she heard this and was happy to hear that he was concerning
    about her.  When she was about to leave, Toru stopped her and decided
    to get help from her.  What will come later will come later.  So, Toru
    asked Minori out to eat at 7pm that night to discuss about his problems.
    Minori agreed and left.
    
    During the meal, Minori asked Toru what was he going to tell her.  He
    told her that he will answer her questions.  First, Minori asked why
    Toru joined the army.  Toru answered that he was told by the Captain
    that he can avoid criminal charges if he joined.  Toru then asked about
    Minori, and she said that she joined by her own will.  She joked that
    she must've had gotten interested in the military during her studies.
    From her self-teasing voice Toru knew this was not true.  Minori told
    Toru she used to be aiming to be a teacher.  Toru asked why did she
    decided to become a soldier then.  Minori said that last year she was
    still at an educational university.  When she finally finished her
    third year, she was asked to participate in an internship at an
    elementary school.  She then talked about how the kids were and
    stuff.  Suddenly, Minori's face became sad and said that she was
    not able to protect the kids.  She said that during the diving
    exercise for the upper years, the students dived into the school
    database using willis and then...  Toru began to understand what
    had happened.  They must have been attacked by wild hounds (hackers) of
    the cyber world.  Minori said that after investigation, she was found to
    be at fault.  She couldn't believe how she ended the future of these
    kids by her own hands.  Toru said that was why she joined the army.
    Minori answered positive and said that she withdrew from university.
    She joined the army hating the hackers who killed her kids.  However,
    when she thought of it, the face of those hackers became herself.
    She said that she was glad that she could tell this to someone. She
    asked Toru his reason for joining.  Toru didn't say much, and suddenly
    Minori said that was it for revenge.  Toru was surprised that she
    would know such a thing, and she said that she figured it out when
    he was always looking for something.  She said that seeing how Toru
    was suffering by himself made her sad as well.  Toru then realized
    that Minori was truly caring about him.  However, he realized that
    if he really accepted Minori's kindness then he would be drowned
    in it.  What would he do for Yuuya's revenge if that happened?  He
    then recalled what Ayane said about doing two things at once.  Trying
    to judge love and Yuuya's revenge on a scale made his heart ache.
    In the end, Toru asked Minori for her help to access the database
    and search for Yuuya's murderer.  Minori couldn't believe what he
    said and kept asking why.  Getting a hold of herself, Minori refused
    Toru and tried to get him out of the path for revenge.  In the end
    Minori stood up and left.  Toru looked back and realized that every
    single time he asked Minori out to eat he hurted her in one way or
    another.  He called himself an idiot and left the restaurant.
    
    Several unrelated battles have occurred since then.  One day, as
    Toru was entering the battle station, Toru complained about battle
    and battles day after day.  Many of the seats in the battle station
    were empty because over half of the soldiers are not on duty right
    now.  Yosuke and Kaira complained about some people getting long
    vacation times.  Minori was in the room as well, but she avoided
    Toru and he could only see her back.  Yosuke and Kaira tried to
    talk to Toru, but before he could properly respond Captain Yagisawa
    and Commander Gondo appeared.  The commander talked about the recent
    frequent behavior by the terrorists and talked about how the
    situations in the net world had become urgent.  There have been
    some abnormal use of the database room lately.  Kaira and Yosuke joked
    a bit about the commander's speech.  Then, Commander Gondo said that
    the person will be trialed on military courts.  Captain Yagisawa popped
    in and told everyone that someone had been leaking information to the
    terrorists.  He then asked Minori did she see anyone suspicious going
    into the database room.  A chill went up Toru's back fearing that he
    would be sold out by Minori, but she just replied saying that she
    saw no abnormal use with the database room.  Commander Gondo gave
    a final warning about spies always getting the worst punishment when
    caught, and left the room.  Captain Yagisawa asked everyone to be
    dismissed, and the stiffened air finally went back to normal.  Kaira
    and Yosuke both made their own remarks about this situation and went
    back to their own rooms.  Only Toru and Minori are left in the battle
    station.  Minori silently walked passed Toru, and he heard her say
    that she believes what Toru had said about himself.  Toru turned
    around and was facing Minori, then Captain Yagisawa came in and called
    to them.  He ordered them to take something to the analysis depeartment
    and left after hearing their confirmation.
    
    In the analysis department, Toru was doing something on the computer.
    Minori walked over and they got into a discussion of things.  After
    a bit of chatting, Minori asked asked Toru if she was only someone
    who was useful for his own purposes?  She begged Toru to answer the
    question.  Just when he was about to say something, the alarm
    sounded.  A voice announced that the base is currently under level 1
    security alert.  The terrorists are trying to take over the security
    core of the base from the net space.  Minori was surprised to see
    that the someone had invaded so far into the system.  Just then
    a communications line was estabilished.  Captain Yagisawa called in
    and told them Fei-Tao is attacking the base both in the cyber and
    the real world.  Another screen showed how the terrorists are fighting
    the security troops in the real world.  Captain Yagisawa said that
    they attacked the base when most of the soldiers weren't at their
    station.  He told them that Ayane already dove in from the battle
    station.  The remaining troops will also participate in the
    battle.  Toru asked if they should head to the battle station, but
    Captain Yagisawa said that the road there had already been sealed
    and they should stay where they are.  The terrorists are after the
    database room, so they should guard there no matter what.  When
    the captain finished talking, Toru could hear gun shots in the
    background.  Captain Yagisawa told them to guard the database until
    help arrive.  In the worst case, they should guard themselves as first
    priority.
    
    The communications went dead afterwards.  Toru calmed down and found
    that they are barely armed.  He thought things over a bit and told
    Minori that he is going to dive in from here.  Minori was surprised.
    Toru yelled at her saying that Ayane can't do it alone and he will
    be supporting her as backup.  Minori looked at the screen and told
    Toru that the security core is already swarmed by willis, and it
    is only a matter of time before they take it over.  It hurts Toru's
    mind to think when all the black ice traps are under enemy control.
    Toru told Minori to hurry, but she was worried about him.  He told her
    not to worry and ask Minori to take care of everything when he's gone.
    Minori agreed and Toru dove into cyber space.
    
    When Toru opened his eyes again, he saw that he is now in the cyber
    military base.  Minori called in to ask if everything was ok, and Toru
    replied positive.  He then asked how far the security core had been
    hacked, and Minori said 77%.  Toru said there was no more time and asked
    Minori to guide him to the security core.  Minori agreed.  After going
    east for a few steps, Minori warned Toru about enemies coming from behind.
    A few willis appeared, but Toru made short work of them.  When he was
    done, the hacking was 80% complete and the second hatch was opened.
    Toru headed east and bumped into more terrorist willis and shmicrams.
    After they were defeated, Minori called in saying that the hacking is
    now 83% and the third hatch was opened.  He asked if she was alright, and
    she replied that there are 4 more hatches before the terrorists can reach
    them, so he should not worry.  Along the way, Toru met three terrorist
    shmicrams.  Afterwards, Minori called in saying that the hacking is 88%
    and number 4 hatch was opened.  Toru asked how Ayane was, and Minori
    said that she is currently disarmed from her shmicram.  Toru wondered
    what was going on.  After entering another room, Toru was greeted by
    three shmicrams then two willis.  Of course, we all know what happened
    to them.  Minori called in warning Toru that hacking is 90% complete
    and hatch number 5 was just opened.  Toru told Minori to hurry up,
    because if the last hatch was opened the terrorists would reach the
    database room and his physical body would be under no protection.  Minori
    begged Toru to abort, but Toru said it was too late to do that.  It
    shows that the enemy had begun their interruption to prevent pilots from
    aborting.  He told Minori to run away when the 7th hatch was opened.
    She asked where she could go, and he said either the washroom or the
    storage is fine.  The database room is too dangerous to stay.  It was
    not possible for Toru to escape because if his physical body was moved
    and the connection was cut he would be brain dead.  Minori tried to tell
    Toru to stop, but Toru did not listen.
    
    After another fight, Toru finally made it to the outside of the
    security core.  Suddenly, a few military willis appeared, and Toru
    realized that the terrorists have gone so far as they had already taken
    the control of military willis.  After taking care of them, Toru
    entered the security core.  Minori called in to tell him to be
    careful.
    
    When Toru stepped inside, Minori suddenly called in and warned him
    about black ice in front.  Toru immediately stopped and 5 black ice
    was triggered just right in front of him.  One more step and Toru
    would become scrap metal.  Taking out his sub-machinegun, Toru
    fired at the traps and disabled them.  Toru thanked Minori for her
    support.  Suddenly, another man's voice appeared.  It was Genha!
    In the middle of the room, Genha was standing there with chains
    chaining 5 to 6 females.  Collars were placed over their neck and
    Toru could see their helpless faces.  Behind him, Toru could see
    the security core that was being hacked.  Minori noticed that
    Ayane was among one of the captured.  Toru asked Genha what he
    did to Ayane.  He told Toru that these collars prevent the
    captured from logging out.  Minori was angry and yelled at Genha
    for not following the regulations regarding the captured.  Genha
    replied saying that whatever he caught is his to own.  Minori
    couldn't believe what was said.  Looking at how Genha was treating
    Ayane, Toru was starting to get angry.  Genha then said to Toru
    he's bringing these girls to his own cyber torture room.  The
    captured girls started to scream after hearing this.  Toru asked Genha
    if he is even human.  Genha just said that it is the law for those
    who had lost.  Ayane told Toru to run away.  Genha was too much
    for him to handle.  Genha then asked Toru if he wishes to be
    disarmed as well, and ordered his men to go after Toru.
    
    After Toru took care of most of them, Minori called in saying that
    the hacking is 95% complete and hatch number 6 had opened.  Genha
    laughed and said that their men will be with Minori shortly.  Toru
    told Minori to hide right now before the last hatch opens.  However,
    Minori could not leave Toru behind.  Then, Genha displayed this
    screen to Toru showing him the progress of the terrorists.  The
    terrorists are almost ready to breakthrough the last hatch.  Toru
    kept on telling Minori to run away, but Minori kept saying she can't
    leave him behind.  Genha laughed at Toru telling him he will see
    himself being shot.  However, Genha suggested Toru a bet.  If Toru
    can prevent Genha's men from breaking through in two minutes, he will
    order the terrorists to retreat.  One of Genha's underling said that
    QuWOng won't be happy about htis, but Genha yelled at him saying it
    is his battle and he can do anything he wishes for his pleasure.  Toru
    accepted the offer, and Genha ordered his men to start the attack.
    
    After Toru wasted those underlings, he noticed that the willis have
    stopped hacking.  When Genha was saying something, a mysterious girl
    called in and rebuked Genha.  He got mad and yelled back.  Genha then
    pointed his finger and said to Toru he is not going to forget Toru's
    name.  Genha and his men disappeared right after, including Ayane and
    the other girls.  The interruptions have all stopped as well.  Minori
    called in informing Toru that the security system is recovering.  Toru
    said good job to Minori and logged off.
    
    After logging off, Toru first felt cold water falling from his face.
    He also heard Minori calling his name.  When he opened his eyes, he
    saw Minori leaning towards him with tears in her eyes.  Minori leaned
    onto Toru's chest and he could feel her cold tears soaking through his
    uniform.  Toru placed his hands on Minori's head to comfort her.  They
    hugged together and Minori ceased her tears in Toru's chest.
    
    The security alert had been removed.  Toru and Minori exitted the base
    together.  They looked around the outside of the base and found bullet
    holes and blood stains here and there, showing signs that a large gun
    fight occurred here.  Toru felt lucky that he was still alive.  He
    took a large breath and found how sweet the air was.  Minori told him
    that the building took the most damage.  Luckly only a few personnel
    had been lost.  They talked a bit, and then they heard Yosuke called out
    to them.  They then saw Yosuke and Kaira who walked over wearing casual
    clothes.  Yosuke said that they were captured in their residences.
    He thought they were going to shoot them.  Kaira said that she couldn't
    believe she survived this.  Toru asked if they were released without
    terms.  Yosuke said that they were going to be shot, but a girl wearing
    a kung fu dress came over and stopped the terrorists.  Kaira said that
    she heard the girl's name was Ryang.  Toru recalled the mysterious
    voice he heard rebuking Genha.  He then said to Yosuke and Kaira
    he was glad that nothing had happened to them.  Kaira said that it
    seemed like everyone was alright.  Toru's face went down and told
    them about Ayane's digital body being caught by the terrorists.  Toru
    thought over about this matter in his head.  Ayane's body is now a
    mere corpse and if her digital body is gone for too long her real body
    will die or go insane.  Just when everyone was silent, Yosuke said that
    he knows a way to help Ayane.  He said that the military had found out
    where the terrorists are hiding and are prepared for an assualt.
    Minori asked Yosuke where he heard this, and he said that he heard it
    from the daughter of the secretary of Commander Gondo.  However, he
    does not know of the details.  They talked for a bit, and headed
    towards the base to help repairs.  Just then, Yosuke turned around
    and told Toru that Toru has some other repair work he should do.
    Toru wondered about this other repair he should be doing.  Kaira popped
    in and explained it pretty bluntly.  Minori was blushing, then Yosuke
    told Toru he will be waiting at the battle station.  He told Toru to
    remember to come in around 2 to 3 hours.  Kaira made a last comment,
    and they both left leaving Toru and Minori behind blushing.  Toru
    thought it over, and decided to tell Minori about everything.  After
    telling her everything, Toru thanked her and said that he will not
    bring her into his action for revenge.  Just when he was about to
    leave, Minori asked if she could come with him.  Minori started to
    cry, and said that she wanted to change Toru.  By taking him into
    her, she wishes to heal his heart for revenge.  She wiped her tears
    and smiled.  When Toru saw that very smile, his last barrier melted.
    He then hugged Minori.  Minori quitely said to Toru that at first
    she didn't pay much attention to him.  However, when she saw his
    tired face her heart began to move.  Eventually, day and night all
    she could think about was about Toru.  Minori then proclaimed her
    love to him and Toru replied back the same.  They then stood there
    and kissed.  She then said that she will not leave him, and Toru
    replied back saying he too will not leave her.  They talked a bit
    (I know what's happening here, but it's a little mature rating so
    I'm avoiding it) and headed towards Toru's room.
    
    After entering, Minori looked around as if she saw a new world.
    Toru asked if she's ready, and Minori said yes.
    
    {The following scene is for mature audience only.  This walkthrough
    will not cover these parts.}
    
    Afterwards, Minori told Toru what had happened during her internship.
    In the elementary school, there was a rule about teachers diving in
    first before the students.  She broke this rule and allowed the
    students to dive in first.  When the students dove in, they fainted.
    Toru hugged Minori strongly.  Minori continued.  She said that when
    she realized it, over half of the students were already brain dead.
    Toru asked Minori that if she dove in first, wouldn't she become the
    victim instead.  Minori replied that it's her responsibility.  Minori
    leaned onto Toru, and Toru brushed her hair with his hand.  Then,
    Minori asked Toru what he will do with his revenge.  Toru was silent,
    and then...
    
    {Choice 1: Think about it more.}
    
    Toru felt that his heart had been healed, but putting the happiness
    he had with Minori on a balance with revenge, he could not forget
    about it.  Toru said something to Minori (can't understand), and
    Minori called Toru's name.
    
    {Choice 2: Remove the judgement.}
    
    Toru felt that his revengeful heart had been healed.  It would be
    dangerous to seek revenge and Minori is waiting for him.  He told
    Minori what he thought of, and she was glad.
    
    {This choice will not affect the ending of Minori's path.  Also
    I'm not sure if this part is correct.  Anyone who has a better
    idea please correct me if I'm wrong.}
    
    They hugged each other silently.  Then, Minori asked if it was time
    for Toru to meet Yosuke in the battle station.  Toru asked Minori
    if he could stay for five more minutes, and she agreed.  To Toru
    the five minutes felt like only 30 seconds.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [9. BOOBY TRAP]
    
    Toru noticed the old consoles were replaced by V.S.S portable
    consoles.  Toru complained that he has to be using V.S.S property.
    Yosuke explained that the army does not have enough funding to privide
    their own, so they had to borrow these instead.  Today, the team had
    gone away from the base and entered the deserted zone of the old
    city area.  Both the army and V.S.S participated in this operation.
    The target is Fei-Tao's base, which was found to be located in this
    area.  Both physical and cyber troops will be deployed.  Both real
    and net world communications were cut as well.  Such operation had
    never happened before in history.  Suddenly, a broadcast was made
    to inform all net troops to dive into their selected coordinates.
    As Toru sat on the console, he thought of his childhood friend Tukina.
    He had not been contacted by her since the last meeting.  Toru
    thought that she must have been busy lately.  Minori asked Toru if
    he was alright.  Toru answered back and said that he will return,
    alive, for sure.  While they were talking, Kaira joined in making
    jokes on them.  Captain Yagisawa seemed to think it had gone too
    far and ordered them to start diving in.  Before Toru dove in,
    Yosuke whispered to him asking him a question.  Toru replied and
    dove in.
    
    After entering, the team was greeted by several willis.  After
    eliminating them, the team was ordered to head towards the central
    control.  After heading north for a bit, they were greeted again
    by terrorist shmicrams and willis.  Minori called in after the
    fight was over to inform Toru that she had detected Ayane's brain
    wave and it is very unstable.  The team was again
    ordered to continue, and Toru told the rest of the team to go
    first and he will look for Ayane alone.  Toru then asked Minori
    to support him.  After encountering another wave of attack, Minori
    gave Toru Ayane's location and informed him of sighted enemies along
    the way.  After several fierce battles, Toru finally made it to
    where Ayane was.  Minori told Toru several cyber bodies are inside.
    Toru then entered the room.
    
    Upon entering, Toru was shocked to see several girls chained by
    collars.  Their body show signs of tortue.  Among them, Toru
    saw Ayane.  Toru called out to her, but she showed no sign of
    responce.  Suddenly, a voice called out to Toru.  It was Genha,
    and he was carrying a large blade on his right hand.  Toru ordered
    him to release the captives, but Genha refused saying they are his
    collections.  He then walked over beside Ayane and poked the front
    of his blade into Ayane's thigh.  Ayane cried out in pain.  Toru
    couldn't believe Genha would do such a thing.  Genha then asked Toru
    if blood coming out when cyber body is hurt is bad, then why was
    it included in the cyber rules?  Hearing this, Toru charged in
    and aimed his gun at Genha.  Just then, his shmicram halted.  Toru
    felt as if something caught his leg.  He looked back and saw this
    cyber snare trapping his shmicram's left foot.  Minori called in
    and warned Toru about the trap.  Genha laughted at Toru saying that
    Toru just doesn't learn.  Why would Genha be standing there without
    a shmicram if he hadn't laid some traps around?  He then asked
    Minori about it and she replied..  Minori told Toru that it was
    an ankle snare tied to a logic bomb.  Hearing Minori's painful
    voice, Genha clapped his hand and told Toru she was correct.  Any
    wrong moves and the bomb will make everyone in the room brain dead.
    Then, Genha poked Ayane's other thigh.  Minori screamed when she
    saw this.  Toru asked Genha to have a one on one fight with him,
    but Genha refused, saying that killing him in shmicram battle is
    not enough. (I'm not going to explain what Genha's doing in the
    next line, because it is out of this walkthrough's rating) Genha
    told Toru Ayane was the best, since normal people would have gone
    insane by now.  Toru asked Minori if backup was arriving.  She said
    that she already asked but they are being blocked by the enemy.
    
    Genha laughed at Toru and they talked for a bit.  When Toru decided
    to self destruct, he saw the wired ghost appear in front of him!  Toru
    thought about the time when Tukina told him about souls existing in
    the cyber world and were seen by hackers.  Toru thought that he had
    seen the grim reaper.  Was he going to die here just like how Yuuya
    died after seeing the wired ghost?  Suddenly, Yuuya's voice called
    out saying that Toru is not going to die like this.  He opened his
    eyes again, and the wired ghost is nowhere to be found.  After thinking
    about all the things that had happened, Toru made up his mind and
    turned on his analysis device.  He then scanned the structure with
    the tools and analyzed with the fastest speed he had ever used in
    his life.  He then realized that the trap was made of binary numbers.
    Because he was never properly educated, Toru couldn't know how to
    solve this.  He then recalled that Minori had taken proper education
    up until she dropped out of university.  He then called Minori and
    asked her to help him.  Minori was concerned that she might not get
    it right, and Toru told her he trusts her.  Minori then agreed and
    started her own analysis.  She replied that the number is 0.
    
    {Choice 1: Trusts Minori's answer.}
    
    Toru trusted Minori's answer, and he used that information to
    de-activate the trap.  He then charged at Genha.  Genha ran away
    and activated his own shmicram, and the duel began.
    
    {Genha's HP is reduced to below 25%.}
    
    Genha pointed his gun at the captives.  He ordered Toru to get out
    of his shmicram.  Just then, Genha's body started to act weird.  He
    then lied on the ground and started twitching.  Genha yelled out
    saying that someone is doing something to his plug.  He disappeared
    right after he made his last remark.
    
    {Toru's HP is reduced to below 25%.}
    
    Genha laughed at Toru for being weak.  When he was about to finish
    Toru off, he started to swirl around going in circles.  His shmicram
    then lies on the ground and started twitching.  After yelling out
    that someone is doing something to his plug, Genha disappeared.
    
    {The outcome of this fight will not affect Minori's ending.}
    
    Minori reported to Toru that Genha was brain dead.  Toru asked what
    was going on, and Minori said that someone unplugged Genha's
    neuro-jack.  Toru stared at where Genha disappeared and was glad that
    he was still alive.  Suddenly, an alarm sounded, showing that someone
    else was diving in.  QuWong then dove in and told Toru his underling's
    doing was his responsibility.  Because of this, he had already punished
    Genha for those crimes.  Toru pointed his gun at QuWong, but QuWong
    asked Toru to join him.  Toru pointed at Ayane and criticized QuWong
    for what they have done to her.  QuWong explained that it was Genha's
    own doings and asked Toru if he wants to become a comrade.  He explained
    that they have taken heavy damage in this attack and would need ot hide
    and regroup for awhile.  They would greatly appreciate it if Toru could
    lend a hand.  Toru laughed and called QuWong a crazy believer.  QuWong
    replied saying he is indeed a crazy believer of his own ideas, but
    isn't Toru loyal to revenge himself.  Toru was even able to join the
    organization that was his enemy in order to proceed his revenge.  They
    would need someone like him with such strong will.  He told Toru that
    he had heard about what happened.  He said that they have met the
    tranformable shmicram several times as well.  Instead of a single
    person, Toru should aim his revenge at the army instead.  Minori
    called in telling Toru that QuWong is just using him.  QuWong then
    continued to lure Toru into the path for revenge.  In responce...
    
    {Choice 1: Accept QuWong's offer.}
    
    Toru accepted QuWong's offer, and went into an argument with Minori.
    Minori eventually closed their communication.  Ryang called in
    informing Toru they will be retrieving his physical body.  QuWong
    congratuated him for choosing this path, and Ryang asked Toru to
    abort.  Toru aborted, it was his last time as a soldier.
    
    ENDING: LAST DANCE.
    
    {Choice 2: Refuse QuWong's offer.}
    
    Toru said to Minori not to worry.  He had no intentions to continue
    his revenge.  Minori was quite happy to see this.  QuWong said it's
    too bad, he will have to eliminate Toru in this case.  Toru could
    feel pressure coming from QuWong.  He knew QuWong must be an expert.
    Toru yelled at QuWong under this pressure, and QuWong said it was
    too bad he has to kill such a good pilot.  QuWong made a martial art
    stand, and the fight began.
    
    After defeat, QuWong made a last remark about his mission and
    then his shmicram exploded.  Minori asked if Toru was alright, and
    he replied yes.  She then informed him that the terrorists have been
    eliminated and they have won the battle.  Even though the battle with
    Fei-Tao is now over, Toru did not feel triumphant.  Toru told Minori
    he was tired and can now be called back.  Toru closed his eyes and
    logged off.
    
    ENDING: MINORI.
    
    {Choice 2: Does not trust the answer.}
    
    Toru did not trust Minori's answer and decided to use reverse analysis.
    Toru started to charge, and suddenly he heard a loud bang.  Several
    seconds later, his brain ceased function, forever.
    
    BAD END
    
    <ENDINGS>
    
    [10. MINORI]
    
    Condition: Refuse QuWong's offer to join the terrorists in BOOBY TRAP.
    
    It is now a few days after the battle.  After the death of the leader
    of Fei-Tao, most of the terrorists were arrested and only a few
    had escaped.  Later, some confusion occurred within Antihips due to
    this assualt on Fei-Tao.  It had been the first time of peace since
    Toru's entry into FLAK.  As Toru holds his letter of resignation,
    Minori came up and told him about Yosuke's party.  Toru was thinking
    about his hatred being over now that everything had settled, and he
    no longer had the reason to battle.  Minori cried out that if he is
    resigning, then she will follow him as well.  Toru was moved by her
    actions.  As they both had their own wounds, they helped each other
    to cease their pain.  They hugged as they agreed to protect each
    other, and left for the party so Yosuke wouldn't be kept waiting.
    
    END
    
    [10. LAST DANCE]
    
    Condition: Accepts QuWong's offer to join the terrorists in BOOBY TRAP.
    
    It has been some time since Toru joined the terrorists.  He had killed
    many soldiers and V.S.S members since he joined.  During a mission
    invading into FLAK's base, Toru's team was surrounded.  Toru told his
    comrades to leave first and he shall block the army for them.  After
    they left, Toru recieved a call.  It was from Minori.  She told Toru
    her partner is heading towards Toru.  She said that this is her last
    support for him.  She said goodbye and cut the communication.  Then,
    the white shmicram who killed Yuuya appeared.  Toru could feel the
    stare of the wired ghost looking at him from the side.  With a cry
    like a beast, Toru charged head on.  Wired ghost, seen when his life
    is burned to the fullest, in the last dance of Toru's life.  Minori
    had prepared the best stage for him, and nothing will be left when
    it is over.
    
    END
    
    [c. Ayane's Branch]
    
    {Choose choice 2 in WIRED GHOST to not stray to Tukina or Renn's
    branch.}
    
    {Any choice between WIRED GHOST and HACKING is fine if the
    below condition is met.}
    
    {When Toru uses the computer the second time select Ayane.}
    
    [5. HACKING]
    
    {In the last choice in this chapter, if Minori is present
    then select choice 1 to enter Ayane's path.  Please refer to
    Minori's storyline for more detail.}
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [6. BERSERKER]
    
    Toru sat outside the base thinking about Ayane.  He believe
    that she was hiding some kind of secret.  When he finally
    finished his thoughts and was about to close his eyes, Minori
    came over and told Toru that Yosuke and Kaira are off duty
    while Ayane stayed in the battle station.  Toru asked Minori
    about why Ayane would be in the battle station during a normal
    day like today, but she replied that she did not know.  Toru
    then stood up and headed to the battle station to see what
    Ayane was doing.
    
    When Toru arrived at the battle station, he found that Ayane
    was standing in front of her console.  She asked Toru's reason
    for coming.  At first Toru couldn't think of a good reason,
    but an idea flashed in his mind so he told her that he was
    just going to tune his console.  She said, "Oh," then turned
    around and continued with what she was doing.  Toru asked
    Ayane why she would be here during a holiday, and she gave
    Toru the same answer as his.
    
    Facing her back, Toru tried to ask Ayane some questions.  He
    asked her about why was she in the database room.  Ayane
    turned around and asked Toru what he wishes to know about.
    However, when Toru tried to pressure her into telling him
    more, Ayane got angry and told Toru that he is not related
    to her so why is he picking into her business.  When Toru
    told her that it was dangerous to look at level 3 information
    regarding the terrorists, Ayane was surprised.  She asked
    Toru how he found out about it, then Toru said that
    snakes have their own ways in finding information (hacking).
    Ayane calmed down and asked Toru what was he going to do
    next.  Toru wondered what she was talking about, then Ayane
    asked Toru if he was going to tell the superiors or
    threaten her with this.  Toru said that he was not going
    to do anything, and Ayane said that if so then he should
    not be saying those things.  Once again, Ayane turned her
    back to Toru.  When Toru was mumbling to himself, the
    alarm sounded and a broadcast was made about an emergency
    in area 2B.  Ayane said that it was an enemy invasion and
    sat on her console.  Toru thought about it and though
    something fishy was going on.  He wondered how Ayane knew
    that there was going to be an enemy attack.  When Toru
    was going to ask Ayane more questions, he found that Ayane
    already dove in.  Just then, Captain Yagisawa appeared
    and said that Toru was fast in getting here.  Minori came
    in right after the captain, and she was surprised to find
    Toru already in the room.  He told them that he was just
    tuning the console.  Minori wondered why would Toru be
    tuning the console on a holiday, but her doubt was cut
    short when Captain Yagisawa said that there was an
    emergency scramble and they can talk about those other
    things later.  Minori asked Captain Yagisawa for the
    reason of the emergency scramble, and he told her that
    it was caused by the terrorist group Fei-Tao.  He then
    explained that the terrorists are attacking one of their
    supply bases in both the real and the cyber world.  When
    Captain Yagisawa spoke, an image appeared showing
    the dead bodies of the personnel in the supply base.
    Captain Yagisawa explained that it was the work of willis.
    Toru asked Minori if she was alright, and even though
    she look as if she was about to puke Minori said that
    she was fine.  When Toru sat on his console, Captain
    Yagisawa explained their current mission.  Toru looked
    at Ayane on his screen, but only to have her tell him
    to dive in quickly.  Hearing this and a confirmation
    from Minori, Toru dove into cyber space.
    
    Toru and Ayane dove into the cyber facility.  Minori
    called in and warned them about the jamming, which made
    it difficult to detect the terrorists.  Ayane ignored
    Minori's warning and dashed out towards the enemy she
    detected.  Toru called her a battle maniac, but when
    he tried to catch up a few terrorist shmicrams and willis
    appeared before him.  After taking care of them, Toru
    asked Minori about Ayane's current location.  Minori said
    that she lost Ayane's signal, so Toru went out and searched
    for her.
    
    {The following will only occur after the player unlocks
    Ryang's story branch.}
    
    When Toru searching for Ayane, he met his old friend Akira.
    Akira was now one of the terrorists and tried to persuade
    Toru to join them.  When they were arguing, Ayane appeared
    and attacked Akira.  Akira ran away and Ayane tried to
    chase after him.  However, Toru stopped her and...
    
    {Choice 1: Stop Ayane by force.}
    
    (This leads to Ryang's path, so I'm not going to cover this.)
    
    {Choice 2: Talk Ayane out of it.}
    
    Toru told Ayane that he does not wish to see his friend die.
    Ayane calmed down and lowered her gun.  She then dashed away
    looking for other terrorists.  Minori called in and told Toru
    that her communication line was blocked for some reason.
    Before she could ask more, Toru asked Minori about locating
    Ayane's location.  She said that she found where Ayane was
    heading, so Toru followed her instructions and chased after
    Ayane.
    
    Toru met two terroirst willis and took them out easily.
    Minori then told him that Ayane was heading south.  He
    then bumped into Ayane and helped her eliminate two
    enemy shmicrams.  When he tried to tell Ayane to not wander
    by herself, Ayane didn't listen and just headed south.
    Toru caught up to her and helped her eliminate another
    group of terrorists.  After the fight, Ayane told Toru
    to not follow her.  Of course, Toru did not back down
    and continued to follow her.  When Toru arrived at the
    next room, he heard Minori warn Ayane not to go into the
    room she was heading because there are multiple enemy
    shmicrams in there.  Toru tried to chase after her but
    was blocked by terrorist shmicrams.  After taking care
    of those, he bumped into yet another wave of terrorists.
    Just then Minori told Toru that Ayane was having some
    hard fights since her heart beat was increasing.  Toru
    took out those terrorists as fast as he could, but Minori
    told him that Ayane's shmicram was destroyed and she could
    not log out due to interference.  When Toru headed towards
    the gate, Minori told Toru that the enemy had also changed
    into cyber body mode.  Toru didn't pay much attention and
    charged into the room.
    
    As Toru entered the room, he found a tall, skinny guy
    standing in the middle with Ayane disarmed at his feet.
    ******************The following part is cut off due to
    mature content****************************************
    When the guy was about to do it (as for what he was
    doing, I think everyone playing the game can guess it),
    Toru charged forward with his shmicram but the guy
    jumped away.  He swore at Toru for interrupting him
    and ordered his men to attack Toru.  Of course, Toru
    took those guys out easily.  The guy saw that his men
    were defeated, so he asked for his shmicram to be shipped
    immediately.  However, a bunch of shmicrams dove in and
    surrounded Toru.  Finally, a huge orange heavyweight
    shmicram dove in front of Toru.  When Toru thought that
    it was his end, that guy before yelled at the operator
    for not sending him his shmicram.  The operator told him
    not to fool around, then the leader of Fei-Tao, QuWong,
    told the guy, whose name was Genha, to retreat.  Toru
    finally knew that the shmicram standing before him was
    the leader of the terrorists, so he got himself prepared
    for his last battle.  However, QuWong told Toru that
    they will not do pointless killing and asked Toru to put
    down his gun.  QuWong then apologized for what happened
    to Ayane, then he and his men all logged out.  Minori
    then called in and asked Toru if he was alright.  Toru
    asked about the current situation, and Minori told him
    that all of the terrorists seemed to have left the base.
    She also told him that the interference had been cleared.
    Captain Yagisawa told Toru that he did well and asked
    him to return.  Toru said that he understood and logged
    off.
    
    After the battle ended, Yosuke apologized to Toru for
    being late.  The medics surrounded Ayane's console, trying
    to see if she was wounded.  However, Ayane told them
    that she's alright.  Seeing this, Toru's chest ached like
    when Yuuya died.  Ayane then tried to get up but the medics
    told her that she should rest for a few days.  She then
    stood up and walked towards the exit.  When she walked
    past Toru, she told him something, but then her knees
    weakened and was about to collapse.  Toru immediately
    grabbed her by her arms and prevented Ayane from falling.
    Ayane got away from Toru and tried to walk, but Captain
    Yagisawa ordered her to go to the medical room.  He also
    told her to go see the commander tomorrow.  Ayane said
    that she understood and collapsed on the medical bed
    the medics were carrying.  Captain Yagisawa then told
    Toru to go back to his room.  Toru said that he understood
    and left the battle station.
    
    The next day, Toru and Ayane went to the commander's office
    and was scolded by Commander Gondo for trying to be heroes.
    Commander Gondo then turned to Captain Yagisawa and asked
    him about proper training for his men.  Captain Yagisawa
    said that he had been trying.  Commander Gondo scolded
    Captain Yagisawa and then said that all were dismissed
    except for Ayane.
    
    After they left the room, Toru and Captain Yagisawa talked
    for a bit and then Captain Yagisawa walked away.  Just then
    Toru heard something fall on the ground in the commander's
    office so he decided to take a peek inside from the door.
    As he looked inside, he saw Commander Gondo molesting Ayane.
    Seeing this, Toru.....
    
    {Choice 1: Help Ayane and break into the room.}
    
    Toru opened the door and called out to the commander.
    
    {Choice 2: Walk away.}
    
    Toru said that it was not of his business and was about
    to walk away.  Suddenly, he heard Ayane cry out.  Toru
    went back and peeked again.  Commander Gondo threatened
    Ayane and forced her to do as he wanted.  Toru recalled
    what Ayane said yesturday and made up his mind.  Just
    when Commander Gondo was about to *********, Toru opened
    the door and called out to the Commander.
    
    {This choice will not affect the ending.}
    
    Commander Gondo was surprised and tried to hide what he
    was doing to Ayane.  Toru asked the commander about what
    he was just doing, but Commander Gondo told him that it
    was none of his business.  Commander Gondo then said that
    it was something he and Ayane were both willing to do.
    He even asked Ayane if what he said was true, but Ayane
    did not reply.  Toru looked at Commander Gondo with a
    strange look that pretty much meant he did not believe
    what Commander Gondo said.  This pissed Commander Gondo
    off and he yelled at Toru.  Ayane then said that it was
    her own business, but Toru told her that he was trying
    to help her.  Ayane was surprised, but Commander Gondo
    smirked and said that it seemed that Toru was trying to
    be a hero again.  Suddenly, Ayane confirmed that it was
    not of her will to do what she and Commander Gondo was
    doing, and this made Commander Gondo very angry.  Just
    then, Captain Yagisawa apologized for barging in and
    walked in.  Commander Gondo asked Captain Yagisawa for
    his business here, and Captain Yagisawa told him that
    he was just wondering about Ayane's punishment and
    walked over then saw the door opened.  Seeing this,
    Commander Gondo ceased his anger and ordered that
    both Ayane and Toru to stay in the cell for
    the night.  He then told them to get out of his
    sight.  Captain Yagisawa then took the two out of
    the commander's office.  After they walked out, Commander
    Yagisawa told them to not be so hasty next time, and
    said that they should spend the night thinking of
    improving themselves.  They then walked to the cell,
    as Toru and Ayane would be staying there for the
    night.
    
    During the night, Ayane asked Toru about his reason for
    helping her.  Toru told her that there was no reason and
    asked her if she did not like him helping her.  Ayane
    said that she did not think that way and then apologized
    to Toru for getting him into trouble.  Toru then asked
    Ayane about why was she a berserker on the battlefield.
    She told Toru that it was because of something she could
    not forget, something her hatred would not cease for.
    Toru tried to ask more details, but Ayane did not reply.
    Then, Toru asked her if it was for revenge.  Ayane looked
    up and asked Toru how he knew about it.  Toru told
    her that it was because she acts just like him in certain
    ways.  Ayane asked Toru about the person he was trying to
    get revenge for, but Toru said no.  In the end, Ayane
    still thanked Toru for helping her and told Toru that
    they should sleep now.  As Toru leaned onto the wall,
    he wondered about the person Ayane was trying to get
    revenge for.  As time passed, Toru closed his eyes
    and fell asleep.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [7. BATTLE MANIA]
    
    Several days had passed.  As Toru woke up, he grabbed Yuuya's
    pendant and reminded himself to get revenge for Yuuya.  His
    thoughts, however, were interrupted by the emergency alarm.
    Toru immediately put on his uniform and headed to the battle
    station.
    
    As Toru arrived at the battle station, he was greeted by
    Captain Yagisawa.  Captain Yagisawa told him that they
    recieved a call from I.V.S Industries about an attack from
    the terrorists.  He said that the terrorists are attacking
    the chip factory from both the real and the cyber world.
    He then pointed to the screen on the wall and said that
    it was the broadcast of the terrorists.  On the screen, the
    terrorist leader, QuWong, warned the government to show
    the people the black box area of the new brain chip or they
    will blow the factory up instead.  Minori told everyone that
    there is a huge nuclear fusion plant under the factory to
    supply the factory with power, and if it blew up it would
    kill the hundred thousand workers and their families living
    right on the factory.  Toru asked Captain Yagisawa about
    the responce from government officials.  Captain Yagisawa
    said that they obviously refused since there was no black
    box in the first place.  Minori told Captain Yagisawa that
    the troops had arrived near the target and are currently
    standing by.  Yosuke looked at the screen and said that
    since there were only a hundred terrorists versus ten
    thousand soldiers it looked like they didn't need FLAK's
    help this time.  However, Captain Yagisawa said that
    they are called in to help supress the terrorists from
    the net and also support the remaining V.S.S members
    who are still fighting the terrorists.  Toru said that
    he understood and walked towards his console.  When he
    arrived, he saw Ayane already there.  Ayane greeted Toru
    and they talked for a bit.  As Toru plugged in his
    neuro-jack, he got a call from Kaira and Yosuke about
    him being close to Ayane lately.  Toru argued that
    nothing happened, but the two didn't believe him.
    Eventually, even Minori got into the conversation.
    They were suddenly interrupted by Captain Yagisawa,
    who told them not to chitchat in battle.  Kaira then
    teased about Minori but was interrupted by Yosuke.
    Minori then asked everyone if they were ready to dive
    in.  Toru said he understood and then he and the rest
    of the first platoon dove in.
    
    Upon entering, Captain Yagisawa ordered Toru and Ayane
    to get control of the reactor room.  After wiping out
    several waves of enemies, they finally arrived in front
    of the reactor room.  However, they encountered Genha
    and his men and had a little not so friendly conversation
    with Genha.  Ryang called in to call Genha to retreat
    immediately.  He did, but he left two of his underlings
    to fight Toru and Ayane.  After defeating those terrorists,
    Toru and Ayane entered the reactor room to find a bunch of
    willis trying to overload the reactor.  To prevent the
    reactor from blowing up, Toru and Ayane destroyed all the
    willis.  Afterwards, the I.V.S technicians restored the
    safety program of the reactor.  Captain Yagisawa congradulated
    Toru and Ayane then told them to return.  Before Toru logged
    off, he looked at the door with the danger sign attached.
    It clearly showed signs of the presence of Black Ice, which
    was a top military cyber trap Toru and Yuuya encountered
    in their last dive together.  Toru wondered why would
    such security exist in a commerical company.  Toru didn't
    bother to think deeper into the subject so he and Ayane
    logged out.
    
    After the mission was complete, Toru stood in front of
    Ayane's console and told her that she acted a lot better
    than before.  Ayane said that it was nothing, and Toru
    tried to ask more questions regarding Ayane's past.
    However, Ayane did not say much and left the room.
    After Ayane left, Minori walked over and told Toru that
    from what she heard from Captain Yagisawa, there could
    be a traitor in the military providing the terrorists
    with information, which explained why the terrorists
    were able to break into places so easily.  Toru asked
    Minori if because he was asking things about Ayane,
    did she think he was the betrayer.  However, Minori got
    angry and said that it was not what she meant and that
    she trusted in her comrades in the platoon.  Toru then
    calmed her down and she became happy again.  After Minori
    left the battle station, Toru left the room as well.
    
    On that very night, Toru called Tukina for a talk.  When
    Tukina entered, she asked Toru what he wants to talk
    about since she was tired from all the missions she had
    lately.  Toru told Tukina that he found the fighter in
    Fei-Tao who fought the white shmicram when Yuuya was
    killed.  After Toru told Tukina what had happened during
    these past few days, Tukina showed a troubled look and
    asked Toru what he was going to do.  Toru said that he
    did not know and was going to see what kind of ideas
    Tukina could think up.  Tukina wasn't happy about how
    Toru asked about something, then asked Toru if he knew
    who killed Yuuya.  Toru said that he had not found the
    killer yet.  Toru and Tukina then talked for a bit, then
    Tukina suggested Toru to look at the sortie logs on the
    day that Yuuya was killed to find out who might be the
    killer.  Toru said that these logs are top secrets in
    the army and Tukina said that she has access keys.  Toru
    said that it was too risky, but Tukina insisted Toru to
    use it.  In the end, Toru still refused Tukina to not
    get her in trouble.  They then lied down and talked for
    a bit.  When they finished, Toru closed his eyes and
    felt the breeze as he falls asleep.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [8. BETRAYER]
    
    It has been some time and Toru had fought some pointless
    fights with the terrorists.  In the battle station, Yosuke,
    Kaira, and Toru were talking to each other, complaining about
    not getting any time off due to the terrorists and being short
    troops.  Then, Yosuke and Kaira started joking about Toru's
    close relationship with Ayane.  Kaira said that Toru had
    glared his eyes at Ayane several times and asked Minori if
    she thought so as well.  Minori said she knew nothing about it.
    They talked for some more until Captain Yagisawa and Commander
    Gondo entered the room.  Commander Gondo talked about the recent
    increase of terrorist attacks in the cyber world and some
    improper activities in the database room.  Captain Yagisawa took
    over and told everyone that some top secret information had
    been leaked to the terrorists, so they believe there could be
    a betrayer in FLAK.  He then asked Minori is she had seen anyone
    misbehaving in the database room lately.  Minori replied that
    everyone was using the machines properly.  Commander Gondo
    warned everyone about how spies get the worst punishment in
    military courts and left the room.  Captain Yagisawa told them
    they are dismissed and left the room as well.  The members of
    the platoon started talking again and Kaira told Ayane to
    thank Minori for covering her up.  Ayane thanked Minori and
    Minori said that it was fine since they are partners.  Yosuke
    then suggested it was time to eat and everyone started heading
    towards the cafeteria.  Toru noticed that Ayane looked nervous
    so he asked her why she wasn't going to eat.  Ayane was about
    to say something, then her stomach growled.  Toru told her to
    come with him, and she followed.
    
    In the cafeteria, Toru brought up the talk about the terrorists.
    Yosuke and Kaira talked about Genha and how he had a bad
    reputation among the terrorists.  Kaira then talked about
    Genha having the largest bounty on his head.  Yosuke then
    talked about Genha acting like a demon, a berserker.  Toru
    thought about the time he faced Genha and how he was able to
    dodge bullets.  Kaira then told Toru not to try to go after
    him for Toru's own safety.  Toru then asked about the possibility
    for a shmicram to transform.  Yosuke told him that with the net
    it could be possible, but the pilot would suffer severe pain during
    the transformation.  Kaira then started making some bathroom
    jokes.  Minori halted her and told Kaira that they're eating right
    now.  Ayane then stood up and said that she was done eating.
    Minori tried to see if she could stay longer, but Ayane insisted
    on leaving and headed towards the exit.  Before she could leave,
    however, she was blocked by Captain Yagisawa and Commander Gondo.
    Several military police stood behind them, ready to take action.
    Commander Gondo then started asking questions about where Ayane
    was several days before one of the terrorist attacks.  He then
    said that there were traces of level 3 data being hacked that
    night.  Commander Gondo then pressured Ayane by saying that
    there were eye witnesses seeing her going to the database room
    that night and asked what was she doing inside.  Ayane did not
    answer and looked troubled.  Seeing that she could not answer,
    Commander Gondo told Ayane to come to his office for a talk.
    Toru knew that Commander Gondo must be trying to get Ayane's
    body again, so he stood out and called to the commander.  Both
    Commander Gondo and Ayane looked towards Toru.  Commander Gondo
    asked Toru what he was going to say, and Toru replied
    saying that Ayane was not the spy since he was with her that
    night.  Commander Gondo then asked Toru what were they doing,
    and Toru replied that they were ********* inside the database
    room.  Everyone in the cafeteria started laughing, and the
    commander's face started getting red from anger.  Commander
    Gondo then asked Ayane if they were in that kind of relationship.
    Ayane paused for a sec, then blushed and admitted their
    relationship.  The people started laughing again, but they
    were silence by Commander Gondo.  Commander Gondo then said
    that Toru and Ayane could be both lying, but Minori stood up
    saying that she saw Toru and Ayane plugging their neuro-jackes
    together on that night in the database room.  Commander GOndo
    asked Minori if what she said true, and Minori replied that
    she was typing up a report for Captain Yagisawa that night in
    the database room.  Captain Yagisawa then confirmed what
    Minori said about writing the report.  Commander Gondo then
    told Captain Yagisawa that Toru and Ayane are both grounded
    for a month and left the room.  Captain Yagisawa then told
    Toru and Ayane that they are prohibitted from leaving the
    base for now and left the room as well.  Toru thanked Minori
    for covering him up, and Minori said that she did it because
    she trusted Ayane.  Toru then walked over to Ayane and
    started talking.  Ayane then asked Toru why he helped
    cover for her.  Toru said that he did not doubt Ayane,
    then Ayane asked Toru why he trusts in her without question.
    After saying that, Ayane left the cafeteria.
    
    That very night, Toru lay on his bed and thought about Ayane.
    He thought about Ayane possibly being the betrayer and what
    would he say.  He then thought about what Ayane said about
    why he covered up for her.  He believed that he helped Ayane
    because she was in a similar situation as him, wanting revenge
    for a friend or family, and also the friendship of a comrade.
    Toru couldn't sleep, so he decided to take a walk to cool his
    head.
    
    As Toru walked down the hallway, he heard some footsteps.  He
    decided to chase after that person and turned to the corner
    where the mysterious person came from.  He then noticed that it
    was Ayane's room.  The door was open so he decided to take a
    look inside.  Toru found no one inside, so he wondered where
    could Ayane be at this hour.  Toru thought for a bit, then
    concluded that Ayane could be in the database room and headed
    towards there.
    
    Inside the database room, Toru found Ayane searching for
    information.  Ayane was surprised to see Toru there.  Toru came
    over and found that the data Ayane was looking at belonged to
    some military maintenance schedule of the black ice defence
    system.  He then looked at the directory and noticed the document
    belonged in the military secret section.  Toru asked Ayane what
    she was doing, and Ayane just told him that what he saw was the
    latest report of the military security system.  She then confirmed
    herself as the betrayer.  Toru was shocked and...
    
    {Choice 1: Yell at Ayane.}
    
    Toru yelled and grabbed Ayane.  Just when he was about to hit her,
    he saw Ayane's tears.  Toru immediately cooled down and Ayane asked
    Toru why he didn't hit her.  She told Toru that she was the betrayer,
    so why did he stop.  As she yelled out, Ayane's tears came rushing
    down her cheek, and she covered her face with her hands.  She then
    started to cry.
    
    {Choice 2: Ask Ayane her reason.}
    
    Toru asked Ayane why she did it, and Ayane asked him why wasn't
    he angry at all.  Tears then started flowing down her cheek.  She
    asked Toru why wasn't he angry even though she was the betrayer.
    She then covered her face with her hands and started crying.
    
    {Choice 1 can lead to REPATRIATE and NEMESIS, while choice 2 leads
    to all three endings.}
    
    Toru then comforted her and asked Ayane her reason.  He told her
    that he knew she was not a terrorist.  Ayane then told Toru that
    she leaked information to the terrorists so she could get her
    revenge.  She told Toru that there was someone among the terrorists
    she must defeat.  Toru then asked Ayane if that person is Genha.
    Ayane confirmed Toru's guess and told Toru that she must defeat
    Genha to avenge her brother.  She told Toru that her brother
    was the only remaining relative she had.  Ayane then told Toru
    that after entering the army, in order to get more chances she
    leaked the information to the terrorists so they could attack
    the base.  Ayane then told Toru that she must be evil, since
    she would go so far for revenge.  She said that she was just a
    cruel woman who would sell her comrades for her own gain.  Ayane
    then turned around to not let Toru see her face, but Toru told
    her that it was not true.  He then tried to comfort Ayane but
    Ayane told him to stop.  Ayane then told Toru that when she
    first entered the army she had already decided that she would
    quit after she killed Genha.  She then asked Toru why he
    would help her and support her even though it was like
    this.  She told Toru that all she had remaining was revenge
    and she was already very tired of being a traitor.  Toru
    then thought about himself, about what he would do if he was
    in Ayane's shoes.
    
    After Ayane calmed down, she asked Toru what he would do to
    her.  Ayane then said that she will stop what she was doing.
    When she was about to leave, Toru asked Ayane if she could
    answer some of his questions.  Toru then asked Ayane if she
    wasable to hack level 3 data on her own.  She said that she
    can't alone, but she was helped by someone for half a year
    already.  Toru then showed Ayane his modified neuro-jack to
    prevent black ice from being activated.  He then helped Ayane
    send the information out to the terrorists.  Ayane asked Toru
    why he would be helping her, but Toru did not answer her
    question.  Instead he helped Ayane erase her tracks so they
    would not be noticed.  After everything was done, they left
    the database room.
    
    As they walked down the hallway, Toru told Ayane to sleep
    early.  Before Toru left, Ayane called to him and asked
    Toru why he helped her.  Toru told Ayane that he joined
    the army because he, too, was trying to avenge someone.
    Toru told Ayane that he could see himself in her.  He helped
    Ayane so that she would not be alone on this.  Toru patted
    on Ayane's shoulders and said that they should sleep.  Ayane
    blushed and agreed.  They then head towards their own rooms.
    
    The holidays finally arrived.  Minori told Toru that it was
    too bad they were prohibitted from leaving the base.  Toru
    smiled and said that it was lucky to get this kind of
    punishment.  Minori was surprised and asked Toru why was
    there a change in his attitude.  They then talked for a
    bit and Minori left the cafeteria to enjoy her holidays.
    Ayane arrived at the cafeteria and said good morning to
    Toru.  She told Toru to come to the battle station afterwards
    and left.  Yosuke and Kaira then arrived and joked about
    Toru and Ayane.  Yosuke then handed Toru a pill and told
    him its use (as for what it is for, just imagine it).  When
    Toru heard it, he got mad and yelled at Yosuke.  Yosuke
    and Kaira then left the cafeteria as well.
    
    Toru arrived at the battle station and found Ayane inside
    by herself.  They greeted each other, then Ayane thanked
    Toru for what he did last night.  Toru said it was not
    needed and asked Ayane if the terrorists would really come.
    Ayane said that it would be most likely because her data
    was highly trustworthy.  They then talked about things regarding
    how the data was transmitted into the hands of the terrorists,
    and Ayane told Toru that the terrorists would most likely come
    because today was a holiday.  After Toru said that it was good
    for their comrades since most of them are off duty right now,
    Ayane said sorry to Toru.  Toru told her it was nothing.  Ayane
    then said that she dragged Toru into this mess so it was her
    responsibility.  She grabbed Toru's hands and told him some of
    her own feelings.  She said that with Toru's help she could
    finally end all of this.  Just then, Ayane's call machine
    rang, and Ayane explained that the terrorists had broken in.
    Toru already wanted to dive in, but Ayane stopped him and
    told him to wait.  They then saw that the terrorists headed
    towards the security control center, so Toru asked Ayane
    if she knew what they were doing.  Ayane replied saying that
    she doesn't, and then Toru realized that if the terrorists
    took control of the security then the security in the real
    world would be controlled by the terrorists as well.  Toru
    then decided to speed things up and forced the terrorists
    to trigger the alarm.  Just then, Toru's call machine
    sounded and Captain Yagisawa's face appeared on it.  Toru
    told Captain Yagisawa that he and Ayane are in the battle
    station.  Captain Yagisawa was a little troubled by Toru's
    responce, but he immediately told Toru the current situation
    and Fei-Tao's invasion from both the real and the cyber
    world.  Ayane opened a window and it showed the location of
    the intruders in the base.  Captain Yagisawa then said that
    since most people are off duty, only the defence system in
    the real world is defending against these terrorists.  He
    then ordered Toru and Ayane to destroy the terrorist willis
    that are trying to take over the security core of the base.
    He then explained that if the security core was taken over,
    then the defence in the real world would fail as well.
    After Captain Yagisawa humg up, Toru and Ayane both prepared
    themselves and dove into the cyber world.
    
    Upon entering, Toru and Ayane bumped into a terrorist willis
    and they disarmed it immediately.  Afterwards, they talked
    about how Genha would probably be in the security core so
    Toru suggested that they head seperate ways to the security
    core and destroy the terrorists along the way.  Ayane agreed
    and they headed different paths.  After eliminating four groups
    of terrorists, Toru finally arrived in front of the security
    core.  A few seconds later, Ayane arrived as well.  There, they
    disposed the last group of terrorist willis and entered the
    security core.
    
    Just when they entered, Minori called and warned them of the
    black ice defence system in front of them.  They immediately
    stopped and fired at the traps and disabled them.  When Ayane
    asked Minori how she was able to find them, Minori told her
    that when she came back to the base the captain told her to
    go and support Toru and Ayane.  Just then, Genha swore because
    his traps didn't work.  He then dispatched his men to get TOru
    and Ayane but they were quickly defeated.  Ryang called in to
    tell Genha to retreat, but he ignored the call.  He told Ayane
    that he will ********* and do ********** to her.  Toru told
    Ayane that he will help her and defeat Genha.  Genha then
    fought with Toru and Ayane and lost.  His shmicram exploded
    from the damage, erasing his existence from the cyber world.
    Ayane couldn't believe that she had defeated Genha.  Toru
    confirmed it and told Minori to log them out.
    
    After returning to the real world, Toru stood up and headed
    straight to Ayane's console.  He then saw Ayane doing the
    same thing.  Ayane started crying and thanked Toru for lending
    her his strength.  As she cried, Ayane leaned herself onto
    Toru.
    
    After the alarm was turned off, Toru and the team headed
    outside to see the base heavily damaged.  Toru and Ayane
    talked and then Minori walked over and congradulated them
    as heroes for guarding the security core.  Yosuke and Kaira
    then walked over as well.  They too, said that Toru and Ayane
    did a good job.  Toru wasn't showing a very happy face, so
    Yosuke suggested that after the clean up they should go out
    and have some drinks.  Kaira agreed and said that Ayane
    took major part in this mission.  When Ayane was about to
    say something, Toru said that Ayane sure did.  Ayane blushed
    and admitted it.  However, she walked towards Toru and
    asked Toru if it was really alright for them not to know that
    she was the insider.  Toru said that it was alright and took
    her hand.  They then followed Kaira to help clean up.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [9. WANTED]
    
    After the attack on the base, both Toru and Ayane were lifted
    from their punishment and were given some free time for vacation.
    The two false heroes used this time and went back to Ayane's
    hometown to visit her brother's grave.  In front of the grave,
    Ayane told Toru that at the age of 12, she and her brother
    went to the city.  She told Toru that they sold their land after
    their parents died.  Ayane held an old neuro-jack in her hand.
    It belonged to her deceased brother.  She then told Toru how
    she entered I.V.S and how her life was fine back then.  Her
    face suddenly changed mood and told Toru that one day the
    terrorists attacked and killed everyone except her.  Genha
    killed her brother right in front of her face.  Ayane then
    started crying and Toru hugged her to comfort her.  He told
    her that everything had ended.
    
    Afterwards, Ayane thanked Toru after she had calmed down.  She
    then told Toru that he was really similar to her brother.  It
    was because of this she suppressed her feelings when she first
    met Toru.  Toru asked her what she thinks of him now, and
    Ayane blushed as she smiled.  She then asked Toru if there was
    something wrong, and Toru told her that he didn't know her
    face could be so emotional.  She glared at him and told him
    that she can cry and smile, just like an ordinary person.
    Seeing Ayane's smile, Toru believed that Ayane was once a
    very emotional person.  However, her cruel experience made
    her emotions wither away.  Now, it has returned like the
    spring after a long winter.  Ayane told Toru she was alright,
    but then mentioned about Toru's revenge.  She then told
    Toru that she will help him in his revenge.  Toru looked
    troubled, but Ayane told him that no matter what she will
    be on his side.  Toru then told Ayane about what had happened
    one year ago.  Afterwards, Ayane said that it was truly sad.
    Toru was going to say something to Ayane, but she said that
    she understood.  She told Toru that she will do her best.  As
    Toru held onto Ayane's hands, it was the first time his heart
    was at ease after Yuuya's incident.
    
    In the database room, Ayane helped Toru get access to the
    level 3 sortie log.  After Ayane logged in, she asked Toru
    what he was going to do after he got his revenge.  Toru
    told her that he had not thought of it yet.  After some
    searching, they found that the shmicram who was fighting
    Genha at the time was regarded as unknown.  Toru could not
    believe what he saw.  Ayane asked Toru about more information
    regarding the killer, and Toru told her its description.  Ayane
    searched again, but the result was once again unknown.  Toru
    was about to punch the machine, but he calmed down and told
    Ayane to log off.  She then erased her trace on the machine
    and they retreated from the database room.
    
    As they walked down the halls, Toru was very angry about how
    useless the army data log was.  Ayane said sorry to Toru for
    not beling able to help.  Toru told her that she didn't have
    to say that since it wasn't her fault.  She continued to say
    sorry and Toru calmed down.  Ayane then told Toru that there
    was another way.  Toru asked her what it was and she told
    him that if they could not get information from the army's
    database then they could try the terrorists' database.  Toru
    told her that it couldn't be possible, but then Ayane told
    him that they may have a chance.  Toru was wondering why
    she said that, then she told Toru that the army had found
    the location of Fei-Tao's hideout and are planning for an
    attack.  Toru asked her about the credibility of the
    information, and Ayane told him that it should be quite
    credible since Yosuke heard it from the commander's secretary.
    Ayane then told Toru that she was on his side no matter what,
    and Toru agreed.  She then said something about the result
    after Toru found the truth, and Toru asked her why he
    felt as if Ayane changed for some reason.  Ayane then
    told Toru that she was just a little tired from being nervous.
    Ayane then left and walked down the hall.
    
    The day before the mission, several portable consoles custom
    made by V.S.S were taken, with the platoons, to the outskirts of
    the city.  Toru complained asking why they have to use the
    equipment of the archenemy of the army.  Yosuke explained that
    the army doesn't have budget to support their own portable
    equipment, and Kaira agreed with that statement as well.  Toru
    asked Yosuke why the army assigned so much men to this
    area, and Yosuke answered that they wanted to blockade the
    terrorist base both in the real and the cyber world.  To put
    it simply, all of the lines and wires connected to the area
    from the outside were cut and there was no way to escape.
    
    Toru looked at Ayane and found her to be troubled.  She had
    been like this ever since their search in the database room.
    Yosuke then told Toru that he should do some things that he
    did not do while he still can before the mission starts.  Toru
    asked him what kind of things, and Yosuke glared at Toru and
    said that it was obvious.  Kaira then said that it was about
    Ayane and then they both left, leaving Toru and Ayane alone
    in the portable battle station.  Toru walked over to Ayane
    and after calling her name, Ayane asked Toru if he was going
    to ask about the database.  Toru and Ayane talked for a while,
    then Toru told Ayane he loves her.  Ayane then started crying
    and kissed Toru............*Alright, what's happening next is
    not for kiddies, so turn the monitor off and press 5 on the
    number pad until the next dive point if you're underage*.....
    .............................................................
    
    Afterwards, Toru asked Ayane that after he avenged his friend if
    she would resign with him and be with him.  Ayane looked troubled
    and Toru told her that she doesn't have to answer.  Ayane then
    told Toru that if she was still alive after Toru completed his
    revenge, she will then be with him.  Toru then told her, "Don't
    say things like that."  He then told her that she will not be
    killed since she will be by his side.  Ayane then told Toru that
    she loves him, and they both fell asleep.
    
    The next day, the battle had begun.  A mechanical voice announced
    the countdown before diving in and asked all troops to be in their
    consoles.  Toru tried to make contact with his old childhood friend
    Tukina, but it seemed as if she was too busy lately.  When Toru
    was about to plug in his neuro-jack, the door opened and Ayane
    walked in.  Captain Yagisawa told Ayane to hurry up since the
    ountdown had already started.  She answered back and walked to her
    console.  Ayane then whispered to Toru and told him to leave the main
    troops after diving in and head to the terrorists' database room.
    When Toru plugged in his neuro-jack, he heard a call from Kaira saying
    that Ayane finally looked better and that the portable battle station
    was shaking for two hours last night.  Toru blushed, then Minori asked
    what they were talking about.  Kaira laughed and asked Ayane how her
    her first diving experience was.  This statement made Ayane blush as
    well. Toru immediately told Ayane not to answer the question.  Just
    when things were getting out of hand, Captain Yagisawa asked them what
    they were doing and told them that it was about time to dive in.  After
    cutting off the connection to the captain, Toru prepared himself to
    dive in and heard Yosuke's whisper.  Yosuke asked Toru if would
    peace really would exist after this battle.  Toru replied and
    dove in.
    
    After entering the cyber world, Toru immediately wanted to go
    find the database room.  However, Ayane called him to wait and
    asked him that after he found the true identity of the killer if he
    would kill the person for revenge.  Toru wondered why Ayane asked
    this, but she insisted Toru to answer.
    
    {Choice 1: Of course.}
    
    After hearing Toru's answer, Ayane seemed to be down and said to
    herself, "Of course that would be the answer."
    
    {Choice 2: Depending on the circumstances.}
    
    Toru told her his answer, and she said nothing.
    
    {Choice 2 is required to obtain the ending Ayane, assuming that
    in Betrayer the second choice was made.}
    
    Toru asked her if there was something she was mumbling, but Ayane
    said it was nothing and left.  Before Toru could go after Ayane,
    Minori called in and asked him what were they talking about in
    their private channels during the mission.  Toru answered back
    saying it was nothing.  Minori then warned Toru of the enemy
    ahead and he took them out easily.  Toru then disobeyed the
    orders and headed towards another direction.  Minori called in
    asking him where he was going.  Toru replied saying that he found
    a trace of the enemy heading that direction.  Minori said to
    herself saying that she didn't see anything, and Toru used this
    gap to move out of her sight.
    
    After taking out two groups of terrorists, Ayane called and
    informed Toru that she had found the database room.  She
    told him to follow the beacon.  Toru said he understood and
    moved towards the beacon on his radar.  After wiping out two
    terrorists, Toru arrived at the gate.  When he called Ayane
    to inform her that he had arrived, she told Toru to run away.
    Toru asked her what was going on, and before Ayane could tell
    Toru who was inside their communication was cut off.  Toru
    asked Minori if she could hear him, and she complained to
    Toru about him and Ayane not following the orders.  He then
    told the current situation to Minori and she became quite
    worried.  He then told her that he will save Ayane and headed
    inside.
    
    Upon entering, Toru could see countless data pillars piled
    up in front of him.  In the corner of the room, he could see
    Ayane fainted on the ground.  Toru disarmed from his shmicram
    and ran towards Ayane.  He asked her if she was alright, and
    she told him that he was an idiot for coming.  Suddenly, a
    voice said something to Toru.  Toru looked behind him and found
    a man standing there.  He asked him who he was and Ayane told
    Toru that the man was QuWong.  Toru recalled QuWong as the leader
    of Fei-Tao.  QuWong then told Toru that this has nothing to do with
    Toru and only wanted Ayane for revenge.  Seeing Toru puzzled,
    QuWong explained that Ayane killed many of his comrades so he has
    the right to get revenge from her.  Toru yelled at QuWong, and
    QuWong asked Toru why was he covering for Ayane.  He then told
    Toru that Ayane was a traitor who sold the army for her own good.
    toru then said that he would not let Ayane die in front of him.
    Hearing this, QuWong laughed.  QuWong then told Toru that at one
    time he asked Toru to think about something.  Toru wondered what
    he was talking about, so QuWong explained that he once asked if
    Toru wanted to join them.  However, he then said that he now
    know Toru was just a traitor who longs for women.  Toru then
    yelled at QuWong and sked how QuWong could twist what he
    said.  QuWong then said that if Toru wasn't a traitor then
    he must be a blinded teen and said something about Toru's
    dear friend.  Toru asked QuWong how did he knew about Yuuya,
    but QuWong did not answer.  He just told Toru to prepare
    himself.  After a flash, a giant, orange shmicram appeared.
    Toru then cut open the collar with Yuuya's pendant to release
    Ayane.  Toru asked her if she could still fight.  Ayane
    replied positive and warned Toru of QuWong being very skilled.
    After they went into their shmicrams, Minori finally got
    their connection and asked them what was going on.  Toru
    said that they will explain later since they will be fighting
    against QuWong.  Minori was quite shocked to hear that name.
    QuWong then told Toru that he still has lots to learn in the
    life of a man, but then Toru yelled back and started the
    fight.
    
    After a fierce fight, Toru and Ayane finally defeated QuWong.
    However, QuWong survived and said to Toru that the heaven
    was not on his side.  Toru pointed his gun at QuWong but
    could not pull the trigger.  QuWong said that it was the
    destiny of the losers to die and wondered why Toru hesitated.
    Toru then saw a call and opened the communication line.  He
    then saw a teenage girl's face telling Toru not to kill
    QuWong.  QuWong told Ryang to stop and said that it was the
    right of the winners.  Ryang said that QuWong was an idiot
    and warned Toru that if he shot QuWong she will be haunting
    him for revenge for the rest of her life.
    
    {Choice 1 was chosen at the start of the battle.}
    
    Toru pulled the trigger regardless what Ryang said.  Ryang
    screamed as the gunshot was fired, erasing QuWong's existance.
    Toru remained silent, but Ryang yelled at him and said how
    could he do such a cruel thing.  She then called Toru a demon.
    Toru could hear Ryang crying through the communication line.
    Ryang then said that she would surely get revenge on Toru
    and cut off the communication.  Toru then asked Ayane about
    what he did, and she said that she would probably choose the
    same option.
    
    {Choice 2 was chosen at the start of the battle.}
    
    Seeing the girl's face, Toru's heart felt tired and moved his
    gun away.  QuWong asked Toru why Toru stopped, and he said
    that it was stupid for one to kill another and have another
    revenge for the deceased.  He told QuWong that it would just
    repeat and be a very stupid thing to do.  QuWong then asked
    Toru what he would do with the revenge of his friend, and Toru
    did not reply.  QuWOng then said that since that was the choice
    of the winner then he has nothing to say as the loser.  QuWOng
    then logged out of the cyber world.
    
    {Branch end.}
    
    Minori then called and asked them if they were alright.  Toru
    said that they were fine.  Minori then told them that the
    mission had ended and they were victorious.  Toru looked
    down since he did not feel victorious after the war against
    Fei-Tao ended.  Toru then asked Ayane if they should head
    back to the real world.  Ayane then asked Minori to retrieve
    them.  Minori said she understood and logged them off.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [10. VENGEANCE]
    
    {QuWong dead.}
    
    The case regarding the terrorists ended with the leader
    of the terrorists, QuWong, dead.  Returning to Toru's room,
    the platoon celebrated Toru for defeating both Genha and
    QuWong.
    
    {QuWong escaped.}
    
    The case regarding the terrorists ended with the leader
    of the terrorists, QuWong, escaping.  After returning to the
    base, the platoon celebrated in Toru's room.  Yosuke said that
    even though QuWong escaped Toru still did a great job.
    
    {Branch ended.}
    
    However, Toru could not feel the sweet taste of the wine called
    victory.  It tasted quite bitter in his mouth.  He recalled
    what QuWong said about him and couldn't get it out of his mind.
    Kaira, who was drunk, asked Toru where his partner was.  Toru
    then wondered where Ayane went to.  He thought that she was
    just avoiding him because the search on the killer failed.  Just
    then, the door opened and Ayane came in wearing casual clothing.
    Yosuke immediately welcomed Ayane and asked her to come and
    drink.  Ayane refused and said that she has something important
    to say to Toru.  She then asked Toru if they could be alone for
    a while.  The room went silent for a while, then Kaira, who obviously
    thought of the wrong thing, told Toru to enjoy their time together.
    Minori at first told Kaira not to say that, but Kaira jumped at
    her when Toru was leaving the room.
    
    In the hallway, Ayane said that everyone looked as if they were
    having fun.  She then apologized Toru for asking him out.  Toru
    said that it was alright and asked Ayane what the important
    thing she has to say is.  Just then, Ayane walked over and hugged
    Toru.  She then kissed him and asked him to come to the battle
    station........................................................
    ...............................................................
    Well, folks, just skip until the music returns to normal.......
    ...............................................................
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    Afterwards, Toru asked Ayane if she still recalls what she said
    after his revenge ends.  Toru then said that it looked
    like his revenge is over since it looked as if destiny did not
    want him to find the killer.  Ayane then pondered on the word
    'destiny' and told Toru that she had found the one he wanted
    in the terrorist database.  She told Toru that she saw some
    very important information.  Toru asked her who the killer was.
    Ayane pondered at first and didn't say anything.  She then
    asked Toru if he oculd dive in with her.  Toru wondered why
    she asked him to do that, but Ayane pleaded him to come.  Toru
    then said that he will since he trusted Ayane.  They then
    grabbed their clothes and started dressing themselves.
    
    When they finished, Ayane asked Toru if he could dive in
    using his shmicram.  Toru wondered why at first but ended
    up agreeing.  Ayane thanked Toru and they both dove in.
    
    Upon logging in, they entered the practice room in the cyber
    base.  Toru then asked Ayane what was she going to tell him.
    She then told Toru that the one he was looking for is in this
    room right now.  Toru scanned his radar and did not find anyone
    else inside the room.  He then asked Ayane if she was just fooling
    him.  Ayane asked him if did he still not understand and pointed
    her gun at him.  Toru asked what was she doing, and Ayane, with
    a sad tone, told Toru that she did not want to say more.  Just
    then, a bad feeling appeared in Toru's mind.  They talked for
    a bit, then Ayane told Toru to look at her.  She then transformed
    into the white shmicram.  While she was crying, Ayane admitted
    that she was the one who killed Toru's dear friend.  Toru then
    yelled at Ayane saying that she must be joking.  He told her
    that he did not believe that she would kill a helpless enemy
    who was asking for mercy.  Ayane then apologized to Toru and
    Toru kept on asking her why.  After some more talking, Ayane
    made up her mind and started attacking Toru.  Toru then asked
    Ayane what was she doing, and Ayane asked Toru for a deathmatch.
    
    {Choice 1: Fight!}
    
    Toru asked Ayane if she really want to fight with him.  Ayane
    answered positive and they started fighting each other.
    
    {Choice 2: Try to avoid fighting.}
    
    Toru asked Ayane if she was really going to fight.  She
    answered positive and started shooting at Toru.  Toru avoided
    it and asked again.  Ayane confirmed it a second time and
    asked Toru to prepare himself.  They then started fighting
    each other.
    
    {Choice 2 is needed to obtain the ending AYANE.  Both choices
    could lead to REPATRIATE or NEMESIS.}
    
    {If Toru was defeated.}
    
    Toru's shmicram exploded and he fell on the ground.  He looked
    up at Ayane and said that it was the end.  Just then, Ayane's
    shmicram self-destructed.  After Toru's eyes returned to normal,
    he rushed to where Ayane's shmicram was and found Ayane's body
    heavily wounded.  Toru asked her why did she did it, and she
    just said that she was glad and closed her eyes.  Toru cried
    out Ayane's name as her body faded away.
    
    Ending: NEMESIS
    
    {If Toru won, it would lead to two possibilities.}
    
    {Possibility 1.}
    
    Toru exitted his shmicram and headed to where Ayane was defeated.
    He saw Ayane heavily wounded and asked her why did she did it.  She
    just said that she was glad and closed her eyes.  Her body disappeared,
    just the way the rules stated for those who are dead.
    
    Ending: NEMESIS
    
    {Possibility 2.}
    
    Toru exitted his shmicram and searched for Ayane.  He found Ayane
    lightly wounded and asked her why did she did it.  She just said
    that death is what awaits for those who had done wrong.  Ayane then
    said that she had a feeling that she was the one.  She then said
    a bunch of stuff to Toru, then said that when she transformed into
    the white shmicram she had chose a lonely path.  Toru recalled
    what Yosuke said about the pain one would suffer when transforming
    a shmicram, so he tried to comfort Ayane.  He then said that he
    did not want to love Ayane and hugged her strongly.  Ayane said
    how sad it was, then they both heard someone behind them
    clapping his hand and saying something.  Ayane noticed that the
    voice was Genha.  Before they could react, Genha trapped both
    Toru and Ayane with the collar preventing them from using the
    shmicram and logging off.....................................
    .............................................................
    Alright, I'm not going to say how Ayane was violated, and
    the choices beyond this won't affect the endings anymore.....
    .............................................................
    .............................................................
    
    Toru grabbed Yuuya's pendant and attacked Genha.  He stabbed
    Genha once but was knocked down.  Genha stabbed back with his
    own knife and wounded Toru's legs.  Just when Genha was about to
    stab again...
    
    Branch 1: Ayane moved in front of Toru and blocked the attack
    for Toru with her own body.  Toru the threw Yuuya's pendant at
    Genha and it fly between his legs (well, we all can guess
    where that's gonna hit).  With a painful scream, Genha fell
    on the ground.  Toru then walked over, grabbed Yuuya's pendant,
    and started stabbing Genha.  Genha spit out a steam of blood
    and his body perished.  Toru then looked at Ayane and found
    her severely wounded.  Toru told her to hang in there, but
    she said that she was tired and closed her eyes.  Just then,
    Toru's own sight was fading.  Before he fell unconcious, all he
    could hear was Ayane saying something about destiny (obviously
    not on the good side).
    
    Ending: REPATRIATE
    
    Branch 2: Ayane took the blade Genha dropped and chopped Genha's
    ***** right off.  She then jumped Genha and continued to stab
    him until his carcass disappeared.  She then fell in the
    pool of blood.  She told Toru that it was enough and she was
    too tired.  Toru called Ayane and idiot and told her not to
    say that.  As Ayane closed her eyes, Toru started to faint as
    well.
    
    Ending: AYANE
    
    {Please look at the conditions below to find which ending this
    possibility would lead to.}
    
    <ENDINGS>
    
    [11. AYANE]
    
    Condition: Choose choice 2 in BETRAYER, choose choice 2 again
    in WANTED after diving into the terrorist base, then choose
    choice 2 before fighting Ayane in VENGEANCE.
    
    As Toru wakes up from his bed in the hospital, his team members
    were around him giving him greetings.  As Toru asked about Ayane
    they told him Ayane was fine and had left the hospital before he
    did.  However, she is about to leave FLAK.  Toru rushed out and
    found Ayane and asked her to stay.  Just as she accepted the offer,
    the alarm sounded and they went to the battle station, together.
    
    END
    
    [11. REPATRIATE]
    
    Condition: Choose choice 1 in BETRAYER, choose choice 2 in WANTED
    after diving into the terrorist base, then choose choice 2 before
    fighting Ayane in VENGEANCE.
    
    OR
    
    Choose choice 2 in BETRAYER, choose choice 1 in WANTED after
    diving into the terrorist base, then choose choice 2 before
    fighting Ayane in VENGEANCE.
    
    OR
    
    Choose choice 2 in BETRAYER, choose choice 2 in WANTED after
    diving into the terrorist base, then choose choice 1 before
    fighting Ayane in VENGEANCE.
    
    As Toru wakes up from his bed in the hospital, his team members
    were around him giving greetings.  Toru asked about Ayane, but
    it was grave news he heard.  He realized that she did not make
    it out of the cyber world alive.  Toru resigned his job in FLAK
    and for a year stayed in Ayane's country home where she was
    buried.  Captain Yagisawa came and asked Toru to rejoin the army.
    Toru did not want to do so at first, but as he heard Genha was
    still alive, he changed his mind and decided to put this madman
    back in his grave.
    
    END
    
    [11. NEMESIS]
    
    Condition: Lose to Ayane in VENGEANCE.
    
    OR
    
    Choose choice 1 in BETRAYER and choose choice 1 in WANTED after
    diving into the terrorist base.
    
    OR
    
    Choose choice 1 in BETRAYER, choose choice 2 in WANTED after
    diving into the terrorist base, and choose choice 1 before
    fighting Ayane in VENGEANCE.
    
    OR
    
    Choose choice 2 in BETRAYER, choose choice 1 in WANTED after
    diving into the terrorist base, and choose choice 1 before
    fighting Ayane in VENGEANCE.
    
    Toru was sentenced for killing his comrade, Ayane.  He now stays
    in the virtual plain where he and his friends in Steppen Wolf used
    to be in.  Suddenly, a boy came into the room, wielding a gun.
    After calling out vengeance for his brother, he shoots Toru.  The
    last thing Toru could think of was how ironic it was as he was going
    through the same roads as Ayane.
    
    END
    
    [d. Tukina's Branch]
    
    Condition: Minori and Ayane's story branch must be completed.
    
    [1. WIRED GHOST]
    
    {Jump to the choice when Toru returned to the base of Steppen Wolf.}
    
    {Choice 1: Enter the chat room.}
    
    {Choice 2: Look around.}
    
    {Must choose the first choice to stay on Tukina's path.}
    
    After entering, Toru saw a girl there.
    
    {Choice 1: Call out.}
    
    {Choice 2: Just watch her.}
    
    {Must choose choice 2 to continue Tukina's path, but this part will
    not appear unless Renn's path is unlocked.}
    
    Toru stayed there and just watched her.  However, he thought about
    what Tukina said before about the wired ghost and made some noise.
    The girl was surprised and stood up.  She then walked out and was
    gone.  Toru was surprised and chased after her, but was blocked
    by the wall.  He wondered if it was just a dream.  Just then, he heard
    someone log in.  Toru yelled out, and found that it was Tukina.
    Tukina wondered why Toru yelled so loudly and asked why he looked so
    pale.  They talked for a bit, then Tukina started crying, apologizing
    to Toru for Yuuya's death.  After logging out, it was already evening.
    Tukina then noticed something was on Yuuya's console.  Toru looked over
    and saw that it was Yuuya's pendant and held it tightly in his hand.
    Toru remembered that Yuuya said this pendant was special.  It had been
    made so that it can exist as a cyber item.  He then remembered the first
    time he dove in and the first time he met Yuuya.  Toru then thought
    about how Yuuya was killed, and the fire for revenge started spreading
    in his heart.  He told Tukina he will join the army to find who killed
    Yuuya.  Tukina tried to stop him, saying that he will regret that choice.
    They started to argue, then Toru told Tukina it was either he join FLAK
    or he go to jail.  After hearing this, Tukina told Toru that she was
    scouted as well.  She then took out an invitation letter from V.S.S.
    She then showed him that the letter was from V.S.S president, Tajibana
    Reika.  Toru was surprised and wondered if it was a joke.  Tukina said
    that it's true and if Toru joins then his criminal charges will be
    erased too.  Toru still thought it was some kind of scheme, but Tukina
    said that the letter sure came from V.S.S.  They argued for some time,
    Tukina then said that could this be a chance given to them by God, but
    Toru said something like that can't happen.  Tukina then said that
    she wants to take this chance and doesn't want to just let it go like
    that.  Toru then thought about himself.  When he was adopted by
    Tukina's father at an age of 12, he had no memory of his past.  The
    first memory he could remember was that he was surrounded by white
    walls in some kind of teenage help center.  Tukina's mother passed
    away when she was young.  Her father went to the other world several
    years after he was adopted.  Up until now, Toru had been using the
    little money he earned to help Tukina and himself to make a living.
    Tukina then said that everyone else in Steppen Wolf had some kind
    of skill they are good at, except for her.  Now this is her chance
    and she can't miss it.  She said to Toru that he is the last of
    the Steppen Wolf.  As long as he is alive, Yuuya will not be
    forgotten.  Then, Toru replied...
    
    {Choice 1: Follow Tukina and join V.S.S.}
    
    Toru agreed to join V.S.S with Tukina.  Tukina was so happy she
    hugged Toru.  Toru got embarrassed and told her she was getting
    too close.  Toru could feel that she had touched the deepest
    part of his heart.  Tukina said sorry and told Toru she did that
    because she was too happy.  She then let go of Toru, and he went
    into deep thought thinking about his relationship wtih Tukina.
    Tukina thanked Toru for listening to her and told Toru he will
    not regret his choice.  As they finished talking, the golden
    light of dusk shone in and painted over everything.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    {Choice 2: Seek revenge and join the army.}
    
    {Choice 1 must be picked to stay on Tukina's path.}
    
    [2. V.S.S]
    
    Several days later, Tukina and Toru stood in front of the V.S.S
    main building located downtown.  The letter said that today's
    interview will decide if they get hired or not.  Tukina wondered
    if she will be accepted.  Toru made a comment and headed towards
    the main gate.  Tukina followed him and they both entered the
    building.
    
    Several minutes later, they were lead by the receptionist and
    headed towards the president's office.  Toru was walking quite
    fast and it took Tukina some time to catch up to them.  Tukina
    commented on Toru's dress code and attitude, and they went into
    a slight argument on things.  Finally, they reached the president's
    office and a voice inside told them to come in.
    
    As they entered, Tukina was amazed by what was inside.  Marble floors,
    antique furnitures, flowers as decorations, and a pleasant smell
    floating in the air.  A women in her late twenties stood there and
    greated them.  She asked Tukina and Toru to sit down and introduced
    herself as the president of V.S.S, Tajibana Reika.  Toru looked at
    Reika and found her to have a cold, commercial smile.  He wondered
    why the president would be interview new employees.  Tukina and Toru
    introduced themselves, but Tukina sounded a little nervous.  President
    Reika told them that they should relax and not get too nervous.
    What President Reika said next answered what Toru was wondering.  She
    told them that she interviews those potential pilots who may become
    upper level pilots who are the core of the compnay.  Toru asked
    bluntly if the potential she talked about meant skills.  President
    Reika replied saying that it has nothing to do with skills but
    rather they are looking for people who are born with a kind of special
    ability that would make good potential pilots.  She then asked them
    what the first time they used a smicram was and had they taken
    proper training before.  Toru answered saying that he used a shmicram
    first at the age of 15 and never took any formal training.  Hearing
    this, Reika was surprised.  She said that most people would get cyber
    bone injury at first if they are not careful.  She then told Tukina
    she is execellent as well.  Tukina couldn't believe it, but President
    Reika explained to Tukina her reasoning, and confirmed her potential.
    Tukina was quite happy to hear it.  She then said that those pilots
    without potential may become several times weaker in the end compared
    to those who have potential.  Toru wondered if he would be accepted,
    and President Reika told them that those personnel confirmed by mail
    will be accepted into the company 99% of the time.  She told them that
    the company is investing into their gifts, and they will return the
    company by following company orders.  Even though the job is dangerous,
    they will be rewarded with the greatest reward, money wise, of course.
    President Reika turned around after talking and told the two someone
    will handle rest and they can go.
    
    As Toru entered his residence, he found it to be a lot better than the
    house they have in the slums.  He looked around the room and noticed
    that the walls are made of a special material that would project
    different scenes depending on the time of the day.  He noticed there
    were two beds in the room.  Just then, Toru heard Tukina's voice
    call out to him to step aside.  He then watched Tukina bring her
    luggage into the room.  Toru asked why Tukina was here, and she told
    him that she is living in the same residence as Toru.  She told Toru
    they are cohabiting together.  Toru was surprised by what she said.
    She laughed at Toru and told him that she didn't expect it either.
    She told him that she asked for a residence right beside Toru, but
    there were no residences that fit the condition.  So, the president
    granted them the usage of a married couple's residence.  Toru took
    up the reciever and was about to call the president to change the
    rooms.  Tukina told him not to do it, since Toru is not good with
    anything related to house work.  Toru remembered that he still needs
    Tukina's help on these things, so he asked Tukina again if she really
    was ok with cohabiting with him.  Tukina then showed him that there's
    a portable wall that can seperate the beds into seperated rooms.
    Toru was glad and finally calmed down.  He then helped Tukina unpack
    her things.  When they finished, it was already time to sleep.  So,
    they said good night to each other and started sleeping.  When the
    lights went out, Tukina asked if Toru was still awake.  He replied
    back, and she asked if Toru was angry at her for doing things without
    asking him.  He said it doesn't bother him.  Tukina thanked him,
    and said that this reminded of her when Yuuya first moved in.  Some
    flashback flew by in Toru's mind.  After he finished his flashback,
    he found Tukina crying for Yuuya.  Toru said to her that they have
    to wake up early tomorrow and she should sleep.  Tukina replied back
    and they both went to bed.
    
    Several days later, it was the day of their first mission.  Toru
    arrived at the battle station.  He greeted other team members, but
    none of them responded back.  He thought that they obviously knew he
    was once a criminal and don't want to get close to him.  Then, he
    heard the door open and Tukina came in.  Toru told Tukina she should
    not be in the battle station, but she gave him a weird face and told
    him that V.S.S uses AI as pilot support.  She told him that she will
    be piloting a shmicram, and Toru was shocked.  He feared that Tukina
    was going to kill herself, but she told him that she had already done
    simulations in the past few days.  Just then, President Reika's voice
    appeared behind Toru and said Tukina's scores on the simulations were
    quite good.  Toru turned around and faced both Tukina and President
    Reika.  President Reika then explained that normally pilots would be
    working individually, but this time they are forming teams called
    units from the scouted pilots.  A mechanical voice then informed
    everyone to get into position.  Everyone went to their consoles and
    plugged in their neuro-jacks.  There was a countdown, and everyone
    started diving in.
    
    Everyone entered the cyber world at the same time.  The AI told
    everyone the mission objective and told each unit to go to their
    assigned locations.  After everyone else had left, Toru asked if
    Tukina was ready to go.  She told Toru that it'ss the same as the
    simulations, just a bit nervous is all.  Toru told her that it is
    ok.  They are only on guarding duties today and battles may not
    occur.  However, Toru knew in his heart this may not be true.  Just
    when they began pondering, the AI informed them, the A8 unit, to head
    toward their assigned locations.  Toru told Tukina to start going
    since it's an order.  Tukina replied back nervously, and they headed
    towards their assigned post.
    
    Along the way, Tukina wondered why Toru don't use the standard shmicram.
    Toru said that he is used to it.  Tukina laughed at him saying he is
    still using his toy.  Toru said that he got the permission from the
    president, and asked Tukina if she is alright with her "training
    walking machine."  Tukina then called Toru idiot, but the AI informed
    them that their conversation is going out of mission boundaries.  Tukina
    said sorry, but Toru asked her why is she saying sorry to a rock (refering
    to the AI).  Suddenly, the AI informed them unidentified shmicrams are
    heading their way and told them to be aware.  Tukina and Toru left their
    position and headed towards the unknown shmicrams.  When they met the
    shmicrams, Toru asked Tukina what she was going to do.  Tukina said that
    according to the manual they should give these guys a warning first.
    Suddenly, one of them formed a gun on his hand and shot at Tukina.  She
    fell forward to avoid the shot.  Toru said to her that he guesses now
    they don't have to give out warnings anymore.  The AI informed them that
    the intruders have fired weapons and they are granted permission to engage
    and destroy.  Toru ask Tukina if she's ready, and after her reply the
    battle began.
    
    Toru asked if Tukina was alright, and she said that she thinks so.  The
    AI called in telling them that the intruders have escaped from A9 unit
    and A8 unit are to capture them.  Destroy them if they cannot be captured.
    Before Tukina was able to respond, Toru headed towards them by himself.
    When he met these intruders, he ordered them to stop and he will fire if
    they resist.  The thieves refused and the AI informed Toru to destroy
    them.  Despite the fact he did not want to kill these people, Toru was
    forced into another fight.
    
    After the battle, Toru asked Tukina if she's alright.  She said that one
    shmicram is here and she is about to destroy it.  Her voice sounded scared.
    The AI informed Toru something weird was happening on Tukina's side, so he
    started to head back.  He found that a shmicram that was about to explode
    headed towards Tukina and she started stepping back as well.  The thief
    told Tukina to kill him and not to think too much.  Tukina kept on asking
    the thief to disarm, but the thief just told her to kill him.  Toru
    stepped forward and initiated the fight.
    
    After they destroyed the thief's shmicram, the AI informed them of their
    good work and told them to log off.  It was time for them to change turn
    with the reserved troops.  The two followed the order and logged off.
    Toru went to Tukina's console and comforted her because her face looked
    quite pale.  She felt bad for the thief that committed suicide.  However
    Toru told her that he does not want to see her brain dead.  If she did not
    destroy the thief, she would have been destroyed instead.  President
    Reika came over and congratulated them.  She said that Tukina is a little
    weak in spirit and asked her if she needed a counselor.  She agreed.
    President Reika left afterwards and Tukina told Toru she will be alright
    after getting used to it.  Toru said that he will be her partner to help
    her, and Tukina answered back saying that she had always wanted to dive in
    beside Toru.  Toru asked Tukina for a drink to celebrate, and she agreed.
    Toru joked about her still being a kid, and Tukina fought back saying
    that he had gotten drunk a few times too and looked quite bad.  Toru
    asked her if she wants to go now since the tasks are done, but she said
    that she hasn't changed yet.  Toru then recalled that novices often wear
    special underwear (do NOT ask me what this is) the first time they pilot
    a shmicram because of *cough* (something to do with urine, and I'm not
    going to explain it) issues.
    
    When they returned to the residence, it was already midnight.  Toru said
    to Tukina that she drank too much, and she was having a headache.  Toru
    carried her inside and placed her onto the bed.  Tukina asked Toru for some
    water, and when he returned he found her sound asleep already.  He looked
    over and found that she was sleep with her ******* exposed.  Toru commented
    to himself that Tukina had really grown up.  He tried to stand up and look
    away, but dizziness came over him from the alcohol and he tripped and fell.
    When he opened his eyes, he realized that his face was right beside 
    Tukina's.
    Toru's heart started pounding and he couldn't take his eyes away from 
    Tukina.
    Toru couldn't stand it and moved his lips over Tukina's.  When he was an
    inch away, Tukina spoke out asking her father not to leave.  Toru's lust
    disappeared and moved his face away from Tukina.  Toru went into flashback
    remembering about Tukina's father and the time when he took her home to
    meet Tukina.  Tukina was 11 at the time and welcomed him cheerfully.  Toru
    was closed to himself at first, but Tukina eventually opened his heart up.
    Tukina's father forbade Toru from diving into cyber space again the first
    time he did, and warned him about the dangers inside such as black ice.
    However, Tukina's father soon died in a physical world car accident soon
    after.  Toru felt guilty for what he tried to do to Tukina.  He covered
    Tukina wtih some blankets and went to sleep on his own bed.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [3. CHILDHOOD FRIEND]
    
    Tukina woke Toru up in the morning.  Toru looked at her and found that she
    had quite a hang over.  Toru told her to go to the medical room because
    hang overs are dangerous for shmicram pilots.  A special medicine for 
    getting
    rid of hang overs was developed because of this.  Tukina asked if anything
    happened when he carried her back, and Toru told her she was quite heavy.
    She gave him a big knock on the head for saying that.  He said he was just
    telling the truth.  Then, Tukina gave Toru a weird look.  Toru asked what
    was going on, and she asked if Toru did anything weird to her when she was
    asleep.  Toru said he didn't, and then something else that made Tukina
    punch him straight in the face.
    
    On the way to the battle station, Tukina told Toru about finishing her new
    training.  She said even though she is still far away, she will one day
    catch up to Toru.  Toru thought about last night and felt that the little
    girl had really grown up.  Tukina then asked Toru what was he thinking.
    Toru paused a bit then said that she would probably end up having to chase
    after him all her life.  Tukina said something, and they both became quiet.
    Tukina broke the silence and told Toru she will be going.  Toru looked at
    her and felt turned on (ok, I know it's getting a little out of hand, but
    I'm already lowering down the pervertedness in the script).  He then
    questioned himself why he was feeling this way.  Toru cut off those thoughts
    and headed to headed towards his post.
    
    The true nature of V.S.S is security.  Most battles were against intruders
    who hack into the company system V.S.S is guarding.  Toru arrived at his
    console and was ready to dive in.  Tukina seemed to have gotten used to
    diving.  Toru asked if she was ready, and they dove in together.
    
    The two dove into the grounds of the coorporation "Mercury", the top in
    brain chip developing and a partner of V.S.S.  Toru and Tukina started
    chatting, and the AI ordered pilot number 1 of the A8 unit to move out
    to the assigned post.  Toru wondered what was going on, and Tukina was
    also confused why Toru would be ordered to go elsewhere when they were
    at their routine post.  Toru said, "Oh well," since it was an order.
    Tukina told him to be careful.
    
    After heading out for a bit, Toru was stopped by the AI.  It then
    started asking him weird questions about girls and other weird things.
    Toru thought that the AI had gone mad, but wondered why would a "rock"
    be saying something not in its program.  After the AI told Toru he
    will be whipped a hundred times, Toru realized that someone was pulling
    a very bad joke on him.  Only one person Toru knew could do this.  He
    then asked Bachelor to come out.  Bachelor appeared right after and asked
    how things are going for Toru.  Toru asked why Bachelor was here, and
    Bachelor replied he (I'll use he for unknown genders) was here just for
    fun because he had found an inner opening.  Inner openings are backdoor
    entrances that appear due to mistakes.  Toru and Bachelor's conversation
    did not go well, and Bachelor left in the end.
    
    Just when Bachelor left, the alarm sounded.  The AI informed Toru there
    are invading shmicrams, but was cut off in the middle of transmission.
    Tukina came over and told Toru there was a big problem.  When Toru asked
    Tukina what was wrong, a transmission from the CEO came in.  President
    Reika's worried face appeared on the monitor.  She told Toru that thieves
    have invaded into the system and they must be destroyed.  Toru wondered
    why he had to destory them.  President Reika explained that they have
    hacked the database and the company's credit is at risk.  Toru was ordered
    to not let a single thief leave the building.  Toru felt bad when he heard
    that he had to shoot the thieves even after capturing them.  President
    Reika told Toru more troops are being deployed.  Toru just needs to hold
    until reinforcements come.  She then closed the connection.  Toru asked
    the AI how many thieves were there.  The AI replied that there are two
    groups.  The first were traditional thieves and are 8 in total.  They
    are very professional and favor fighting.  The second is a group doing
    it for fun.  Probably teenagers in their tens.  They called themselves the
    "Black Dog."  Tukina was surprised that there were two groups.  Toru
    knew that when Bachelor erased his own traces he exposed the other 
    intruders.
    Toru asked Tukina is she ready for battle, and she replied that she will
    be guarding his back.
    
    As they found their first set of intruders, Toru was a little concerned
    about Tukina.  However, she said that it will be ok and she will show him
    what she had learned in her training.  After the battle, Toru was surprised
    that Tukina had improved a lot.  She told him it was the results of her
    training.  The AI then warned him of intruders nearby, and the two headed
    towards them.  After eliminating another set of intruders, Toru and Tukina
    finally faced the last 4 professional thieves.  They seemed to have been
    waiting for them by surrounding them in three sides.  Tukina warned Toru
    and the battle began.  After finishing them off, Toru and Tukina left
    to search for the dog.  They caught up to the second group and Toru warned
    them that the thieves have been destroyed.  They stopped and a young
    teenage face appeared on the communication monitor.  The teen told Toru
    they understand and not to shoot.  Toru ordered them to disarm from their
    shmicrams.  The teenager suddenly said to wait a second.  He said that he
    had seen that shmicram before and asked Toru if he was from Steppen Wolf.
    The teen then begged Toru to let them escape since they are all hacker
    comrades.  Toru said that he can't do that.  Just then, President Reika
    appeared in the monitor and asked Toru if he had forgotten the orders.
    Tukina asked the President why were they to be shot since they have
    already surrendered.  Without replying, President Reika ordered C4 unit
    and C7 unit to take care of things.  As President Reika's orders ended,
    numerous shmicrams dove in and surrounded the teenagers.  The teens
    once again told these people that they have already surrendered.  What
    responded were the guns.  Seconds later, they were destroyed.  Both Tukina
    and Toru were shocked for what happened.  Toru tried to explain that
    these people had surrendered, and the AI informed him of violating their
    service contract.  Toru said something back to the AI, and President
    Reika ordered to the AI to abort all members of A8 unit.  They were
    forced to abort.
    
    After aborting and returning to the real world, President Reika was
    already waiting for them.  Toru asked why the teens were shot even
    though they surrendered.  The other team members stood up and tried
    to hold Toru to his place.  President Reika held her hand up and
    they stopped their action.  Tension was building up in the room.
    Tukina told Toru to calm down.  President Reika sighed and explained
    to Toru why she ordered that.  She told him if that data was leaked
    to the public it would cause great trouble and would really hurt the
    company.  She told him that in today's society, data is more important
    than human lives.  It was legal for them to take such action.  She
    then said that today she will overlook it.  She told Toru to cool his
    head down when he goes back and left the room.  Toru still tried to
    say something, but the guards blocked his way with cold faces.  Tukina
    kept on telling Toru to let it go, and he finally did and left the
    battle station.
    
    That night, they recieved a notice about being grounded for two days
    for disobeying orders.  Tukina told Toru that they have been so busy
    lately it would be good to take a break for a bit.  Tukina kept on
    trying to comfort Toru, but he wasn't taking it in.  Tukina then
    suggested it would be good to watch the TV for a bit.  As she turned
    the screen on, a war movie showed up showing how on the battlefield
    the soldiers who surrendered were still killed just because it was
    on the battlefield and no one cares.  Tukina was shocked and turned
    it off (on a side note, the soldiers begging in the video sounded
    like Genha's voice, just something interesting).  Toru went into
    his own deep thought.  The words of the teens reminded him of the
    last words of Yuuya.  Toru then felt that he was on the same side
    with Yuuya's murderer.  He stood up suddenly and told Tukina he
    is quitting.  Tukina tried to tell him not to do it and not to be
    so emotional.  Toru said that he isn't and they started arguing.
    Toru said that he no longer wish to continue with these dirty acts,
    but Tukina asked what the dirty acts would be compared to the
    happiness of others.  When Toru was going to head out, Tukina
    stopped him and told him that she will quit too.  Toru told her
    not to since it's enough for only him to fall into hell.  Tukina
    then started crying and asked Toru why was he leaving her again.
    Toru then said some harsh words to her and left the room.  Tukina
    tried to stop him again, but he did not look back.
    
    Toru returned to his old home in the darkness of the night.  As
    he walked down the street, he thought about Tukina.  To get his
    mind cleared up, Toru headed to the shop he used to hang out in.
    
    The waitress seemed to know Toru and asked him if he wants a drink
    with drugs added.  He then told her that isn't legal.  As she
    left, Akira, another childhood friend of Toru, came over and greeted
    Toru.  Toru asked Akira how he got out of jail, and Akira just
    said he got his own means.  Akira then asked Toru what he was doing
    lately.  Toru did not tell him because he knew Akira hated V.S.S.
    Akira then just said they're even since they both got secrets.  Toru
    told Akira that he has something to tell him.  Akira said that they'll
    chat after they both had some drinks.
    
    After some drinks, Akira asked Toru what was Toru going to ask him
    about.  Toru told Akira he is looking for a job.  Akira looked at
    Toru and said that he understands.  He then said a few places which
    may have been more of a joke.  Akira then asked Toru what about Tukina.
    Toru told him she has the same job he has currently.  Akira gave Toru
    a smirk, and said to Toru Tukina must have been annoying him so he is
    changing his job.  Toru said that was not it and to not say it too
    loudly.  Akira then asked, �gTukina has no connection to it then,
    isn�ft that right?�h  Toru thought about it and told Akira everything.
    Akira was amazed that Toru was working for a security company.  Toru
    told him the company is s*** (alright, we all know what this means,
    and yes, it is in the game script) and he is quitting.  Akira said to
    him that it is ok for him to leave, but Tukina would be stuck in a
    hell of a s*** (....don't blame me for this, I'm not the script
    writer).  Akira then said he envies Toru for chasing after girls even
    when he is working, but why isn't he satisfied?  Toru asked Akira if
    he meant Tukina.  Toru and Akira continued talking about Tukina.  When
    they were done, Akira turned around and headed out.  He told Toru to
    go home for today.  If Toru wants he can come tomorrow night and Akira
    will show him the some "dirty" (illegal) jobs.  Akira then made a last
    remark and left.
    
    {A day may have passed here, but I'm not sure.}
    
    When Toru returned to his residence in V.S.S it was already quite late.
    When he entered, he heard someone crying.  He listened and realized
    that it was Tukina's voice.  Toru thought that she must be crying over
    Yuuya.  He recalled the time when Tukina's father died and went into
    a flashback.  At that time, she heard from the police about her father
    and rushed to the hospital.  But by the time she made it he had already
    taken his last breath.  At that time, she was crying the same way as
    she was now.  Tukina noticed Toru had returned, and she rushed over and
    buried her face in Toru's chest.  She cried even harder and told Toru
    not to scare her like that again.  She begged Toru not to leave her alone
    again.  Toru recalled the time when Tukina's father died, Toru said that
    he will be with Tukina since he has no family left either.  Tukina then
    said that she is sorry for what she had said and Toru told her not to
    cry.  Toru held her head against his chest, and Tukina cried for the
    whole night.
    
    When Dawn arrived, Tukina stood up and said that she was sorry.  Toru
    told Tukina not to cry anymore.  Tukina then thanked Toru for coming
    back.  Toru told her he is leaving, and she told him it'ss alright.
    She was already satisfied for him to return once.  She told Toru that
    she knows she was the obstacle for Toru.  When he was about to say
    something, Tukina said that she knew she said something very cruel
    last night.  She told him that when her father brought Toru back, she
    was quite happy to have a big brother.  However, that big brother
    seemed to be more like a little brother at the time.  As Toru started
    to show his talent, her feelings became mixed.  At that time, she feared
    that he would go so high he would be far away from her.  At the time,
    she always looked up to him.  As Tukina smiled, her eyes started to
    become moist.  Toru asked did she doesn't like him since she is crying.
    She replied that she is crying from joy.  She told him she is satisfied.
    Just then, Tukina once again buried her face in Toru and exposed her
    true feelings.  Tukina then asked Toru if it was really alright for her
    to be with him.  Toru gave her a positive answer.  They then kissed
    and Tukina said that she loves Toru.  They then tripped onto the bed,
    and...
    
    {This part is cut out due to improper scenes.}
    
    When Toru was about to **************************, a beep sounded.
    Tukina realized that she was late for work.  Just then, President
    Reika's face appeared on the wall and greeted the two.  As Toru
    rushed for blankets to cover himself, a smirk appeared on President
    Reika's face.  She told the two to come to her office at 10 Am and
    closed the communication.  Tukina said that she will take a shower,
    They bugged each other and kissed, Tukina said that they would be
    fine since they are together, and Toru agreed.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [4. a-UNIT]
    
    Toru and Tukina entered the president's office right on time.  As
    they entered, President Reika handed Toru his discharge papers, or
    so he thought.  Toru took it  and President Reika told him to
    read it first before he thought otherwise.  Toru was surprised that
    this "discharge paper" was actually a transfer paper to the alpha
    unit.  Tukina was surprised by the phrase alpha unit as well.
    President Reika explained that alpha unit is a shmicram unit under
    direct order from her, the president.  She told Toru to not be so
    shocked and wondered if he had thought about something else (ie.
    quitting).  President Reika then told Toru that the company still
    has room for improvement, and it's those who are in charge who
    have the responsibility of using the right person in the right
    positions.  It would be a disgrace for the pilot she scouted herself
    to be discharged so quickly, so she is giving Toru another chance.
    Tukina congradulated Toru with a sad face, since she would no longer
    be Toru's partner if Toru moves to the alpha unit.  President Reika
    then ask Toru to leave the room.  She had something to say to Tukina
    privately.
    
    As Toru waited outside, he wondered why would President Reika take
    him into the alpha unit.  If it was just for her face it would not
    really make sense.  He shrugged and took it off his mind.  Just when
    he was thinking why was Tukina taking so long and tried to get close
    to the door to hear what was going on inside, the door opened and
    Toru was bumped by Tukina and fell on the ground.  Tukina asked him
    what was he doing.  He said it was nothing and asked Tukina what were
    they talking about.  Tukina was excited and told him that she was also
    accepted into the alpha unit and is still Toru's partner.  Toru ask
    if it really was true, and it was confirmed by President Reika saying
    it was Tukina's wish.  She then said that Tukina's current strength
    is not enough to be in the alpha unit, so it would rely solely on
    their teamwork.  Tukina thanked President Reika and promised to do
    her best.  President Reika then asked Tukina if she understands she
    has to do some special training from now on to catch up.  Tukina's
    face went pale a bit, but she agreed.  She then turned to Toru, with
    her smile, and told him that they will be fighting alongside each
    other again.
    
    Their first battle as a member in alpha unit didn't come until
    several weeks later.  It was a joint mission with FLAK, the one that
    murdered Yuuya.  V.S.S came to the base with their own portable
    consoles and set them up outside.  As Toru was configuring, he looked
    at the soldiers with amusement, and noticed that they were looking
    at him in the same way.  Toru talked to himself saying that the one
    who killed Yuuya is among these soldiers.  Tukina didn't seem to like
    that thought, and Toru told her he is alright.  However, he wondered
    if that he saw the shmicram who had killed Yuuya if he would be able
    to stay calm as he is now.  President Reika came over and told the two to
    head to the battle station of the army for a briefing.  Toru replied
    and headed towards FLAK's battle station.
    
    The soldiers gathered beside members of the alpha unit in the battle
    station.  In front, President Reika was standing there along with two
    army commanders.  They talked about the current mission to assualt a
    terrorist base.  The army will charge in while V.S.S members will
    hide outside and eliminate them once they try to escape.  The soldiers
    seemed to not look very happy about the order because they get to do
    all the hard jobs.  President Reika then explained that they will
    bombard the location with willis first, so they only need to take care
    of the remaining terrorists who live through the bombarding.  The
    soldiers seemed to have calmed down after hearing this.  After telling
    the operation time  the captain of each team would tell them about
    the details, President Reika dismissed the briefing.
    
    On the way back, President Reika talked to Toru about the army.  She
    pointed out the army's problem is with its commanders, especially
    Gondo, since he is so obsessed with power.  None of the other alpha
    unit members had any responce to what President Reika said.  They
    just kept on walking in their stilled face.  Just then, Toru bumped
    into someone.  Toru asked the girl he bumped into if she was alright,
    and she said yes and said sorry.  Toru helped her get up, and Tukina
    apologized for Toru.  She then told Toru not to dose off when he is
    walking.  The girl said that she was in a hurry and left after saying
    sorry a second time.
    
    Toru finally made it back to the portable consoles.  These consoles
    allow V.S.S members to dive into the cyber space at any location, as
    long as the console can be transported there.  It was a product of
    mass unification.  As Toru was preparing to dive in, he wondered who
    the girl was.  Tukina said to Toru that she looked quite pretty while
    sounding a little jealous.  He said that it was nothing, and Tukina asked,
    �gOh really?�h  It seemed to Toru women have this sixth sense about things
    that he really can't understand.  They talked for a bit, then Toru
    asked Tukina if she would go on a date with him after the operation ended.
    Tukina called Toru an idiot (with a blush) and asked how he could be
    thinking of something like that under this situation.  Toru went back
    to his console after the conversation ended and dove in.
    
    Toru and Tukina dived in and landed in front of the gate of the base.
    The AI informed them of ongoing combat inside.  President Reika ordered
    the two to destroy any enemy when they try to escape.  She then told
    Tukina her shmicram is a new model and would like her to do some test
    data collecting.  Tukina accepted the order, and just then the AI
    informed the two enemy units are closing in.  The battle then began.
    
    After clearing the first wave, Toru and Tukina listened to the army's
    communication line while waiting for the next wave of enemies.  They
    heard that some of the soldiers are getting surrounded.  Then, the
    army support asked Toru and Tukina for support, but the AI rejected
    it.  Toru then asked the army support where are they located.  She
    told him and he found it to be relatively close to where they are
    right now.  President Reika called in and told Toru she will allow
    Toru to support the soldiers.  The two then started going towards
    where the soldiers were located.
    
    While heading there, Toru and Tukina bumped into a few terrorists
    shmicrams, and Tukina told Toru to go first and she can take care of
    these herself.  Toru asked her if she will be ok, and she said yes.
    Toru then went first while Tukina took cared of the terrorists.
    
    The army support informed the two soldiers they have 7000 cyber
    meters to go before they can reach a zone without interference.
    The male soldier complained about it being too far, while the
    female soldier asked where had Ayane went.  Just then, Toru
    arrived and told the two soldiers to leave first and he would take
    care of the rest.  The soldiers thanked Toru and left.  Toru then
    engaged the terrorists.
    
    After he cleared those terrorists out, more terrorists appeared.
    Just then, Tukina appeared and they took cared of these terrorists
    together.  After two waves of enemies are cleared, Toru commented
    on Tukina's improvement.  Tukina was quite happy hearing this.
    President Reika called in to tell them to head back to their
    original posts.  After heading back, they chatted a bit and Tukina
    was warned by the AI about some of her comments.  No more battles
    occurred on that day and they eventually logged off.
    
    After logging off, Toru went outside for some fresh air.  Toru
    complemented Tukina about her skills using a shmicram, and she
    said it was all due to her special training.  Toru thought about
    what kind of training Tukina would have to do in order to gain so
    much skill in such a short amount of time.  He then wondered, �gCould
    this be the so called special talent President Reika said?�h  They
    continued talking and was going to kiss.  However, they were
    interrupted by some soldiers.  Toru asked who they were, and the
    male soldier said to Toru that he saved their lives today and thanked
    Toru.  One of the female soldiers told Toru and Tukina her name was
    Minori Segawa, and she is the support of their team.  She then asked
    for Toru and Tukina's name.  Toru and Tukina told the soldiers their
    names, and the male soldier asked Toru if he was originally from Steppen
    Wolf.  Toru said yes, and then the soldier said that he is
    Nutscracker's Yosuke and said that Toru must have heard his name
    before.  Toru told him he had never heard that name.  Yosuke was
    a little disappointed, and told Toru his full name and formerly
    a hacker.  However, Tukina was surprised to hear Yosuke's name.
    It seemed that she knew something about Yosuke's past works as
    a hacker.  Toru asked Tukina if she knows about Yosuke and
    she said yes, with a blush on her face.  After some chatting,
    Yosuke shook Tukina's hand.  She was really surprised that the
    hand was fake.  The other female soldier then said that it was
    just some trick pulled by Yosuke.  She told Toru her name is
    Kaira and shook Toru's hand.  Tukina came over and said that
    she had heard of that name before, and usually referred to as
    "Cherry Bomb."  Kaira then said those are already history.  Toru
    felt that some of his disgust towards soldiers had disappeared
    after talking to these soldiers.  Then, he asked Tukina how did
    she knows all about these people.  She told him he doesn't know
    because he doesn't care about these things.  Yosuke then said
    that it was surprising to see Toru being one of the V.S.S pilots.
    The air became a little still, and then Kaira broked the silence
    by saying that people have their own things to do.  She told
    Toru and Tukina that they are going to give them some gratitude.
    Toru asked what it was, and Minori answered that they are inviting
    the two for a drink.  Toru said that he cannot do that because
    he is on duty, but President Reika's voice appeared behind and told
    the two they can go.  They have her word and can go have some fun,
    for now.  After telling them this, President Reika turned around
    and left.  Kaira broke the silence again, but she sounded as if she
    was glad that President Reika left.  Toru asked Tukina if she was
    coming, but she refused by saying she has something to do.  Kaira
    said to Yosuke he must have scared her when he pulled that joke.
    Tukina explained it was not about that.  She just had some
    training to do and that is all.  Tukina left the group in the
    direction of President Reika.  The group chatted for a bit and
    left for the pub.
    
    It was very late when TOru returned to the residence.  He was quite
    drunk when he returned.  He and the soldiers chatted for so long
    they stayed until the pub closed.  When he entered the room, the
    first thing he did was jump on Tukina's bed (I think everyone
    know what he is thinking), but found out that he landed on a pile
    of blankets.  Tukina was nowhere to be found.  Toru wondered if
    her training would go this late.  He then recalled that Tukina
    always had a tired face when she returned from her training.  He
    then noticed a letter addressed to Tukina.  It said that the
    room for special training is located at medical facility underground
    8th floor at room A-98.  Toru wondered, �gWhy would the training
    room be located at the medical facility?�h  He grabbed the paper and
    headed out to find Tukina.
    
    Toru arrived at the underground 8th floor.  While he was walking
    past different rooms, he heard a girl's moan.  He noticed that it
    sounded like Tukina's, so he walked silently towards where the
    sound came from.  When Toru arrived, he checked with the paper
    and found that it was the same room that Tukina went to for
    special training.  He looked at the sign and noticed that it
    was the special experiment room and unauthorized personnels are
    banned from entering.  Toru could also hear this weird vibration
    noise coming from some kind of machine.  Just then, more moaning
    noise appeared and Toru was sure it was Tukina's voice.  He tried
    to listen to what was going on inside (the stuff is x-rated, so
    I'm not going to explaing what was said inside).  Toru was
    just going to go in and interrupt, but was held back by a woman's
    hand.  President Reika told Toru that the security system is
    currently on and very dangerous.  Toru then argued with President
    Reika about Tukina, and she told him that she will not harm
    Tukina.  Tukina was crying only because the training was hard.
    She told him that he can ask Tukina tomorrow what she wishes.
    She then explained that most V.S.S pilots have to go through
    this stage to increase their ability.  Of course, there are always
    exceptions (like Toru) who already have excellent skills.  She
    ordered Toru to stay in the residence for now and Toru went back
    to his room.
    
    At 3 am, Tukina finally returned.  She look tired with her hair
    all messed up.  Her face showed signs of dried tears.  Toru was
    going to say something, but Tukina said that she was tired.  She
    fell on her bed and went to sleep.  The next day, Toru was woken
    up by Tukina.  She shooked him around and woke Toru up.  She
    told Toru not to sleep that much.  Toru tried to ask her about
    what happened last night, but before he could say it she said
    she knew, she knew that Toru had low blood pressure, that was
    why he sleeps so much.  Toru thought about it and noticed that
    many things have changed about Tukina.  She had gotten real good
    at piloting a shmicram, and because of his love for her the
    things that happened yesturday really disturbed him.  He shrugged
    and took it off his mind, thinking it may not be what he thought
    it was.  He then told Tukina he'll ask her out since it's a day
    off.  Tukina was really happy when she heard it.
    
    In the restaurant, Toru asked Tukina about her training.  She
    said that she always became a bit unconscious during the training.
    Toru blurted out what he saw last night, and Tukina's eyes opened
    wide and started mumbling to herself.  She continued talking about
    what happened, and before she could reach the details she seemed
    to have a headache and held her head down in pain.  Toru asked
    if she was feeling ok, and she said she really is.  Toru helped
    Tukina and left the restaurant.
    
    On the street, Toru asked Tukina if what she was doing really
    training.  She replied that it may just be some side effects,
    since almost every V.S.S member had to go through the same
    thing.  Tukina told Toru not to worry about her.  She was just
    a little flipped out due to all the training.  Tukina said that
    she is having a good life since she can now battle alongside
    Toru.  She then told Toru not to quit since the cooporation
    accepted Toru's talent.  Toru said that they should go home
    and rest.  Tukina sounded a little disappointed, but they
    still agreed to it and they headed back towards their residence.
    
    When they returned, Tukina apologized to Toru for ruining the
    day.  However, Toru told her it was actually quite fun.  Toru
    then tried to resume what he did not do several weeks ago (I
    think everyone know what I'm talking about), but as he tried
    to touch Tukina's chest (or more bluntly, b*****) she screamed
    and dodged away.  Both were surprised by Tukina's reaction, and
    Tukina wondered why would she refuse.  Toru said that she must
    have been too tired lately.  Tukina then apologized to Toru,
    and he hugged her as she cried.  In the end, nothing happened
    that night.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [5. FALL DOWN]
    
    Several days have passed.  Today, an emergency alarm sounded and
    Toru headed immediately to his console.  However, he was not able
    to find Tukina there.  Toru waited until Tukina arrived before
    diving in.  She looked quite tired, and Toru asked her if it was
    from the training she had.  She admitted it, and Toru told her he
    thinks this training is wrong.  Tukina said it is ok and headed
    towards her own console.  Just then, President Reika arrived
    informing everyone this was an emergency call from the army.  The
    terrorist group Fei-Tao have assualted a supply base of the army
    both in the physical and the cyber world.  President Reika then
    showed everyone an image from the control room.  It showed that all
    of the personnel have been made brain dead.  She then told them
    the terrorists have used willis to attack these personnel, resulting
    in what they see now.  Toru looked around and noticed that everyone
    else in the alpha unit looked as if they had no emotion when they saw
    this scene, including Tukina.  President Reika made a last remark,
    everyone dove into cyber space.
    
    After diving in, Toru asked Tukina if she would be alright, and she
    said yes, she will be ok.  The AI informed them of incoming enemies,
    so they ended their chatting and engaged the enemy.  After taking out
    three terrorists, the AI ordered them to seperate and engage enemies
    on different routes.  Tukina told Toru she would be alright and left.
    While Toru was wondering if she really will be, the AI told him to
    hurry up.  Toru cursed the AI (called it rock again) and headed
    another way.  Toru met a group of willis and two groups of
    terrorist shmicrams, but he made short work of them.  The AI then
    informed Toru to stay where he is and reunite with his partner.  Toru
    waited for a short period of time and Tukina arrived.  He asked if
    she was ok, and she said the battle went well.  She then said that
    she took care of 6 units (this unit means either 1 shmicram or 1
    willis).  When Toru heard that, he told her that was amazing.  Just
    then, the AI warned them about a combat occuring around here.
    Tukina asked what was going on, and Toru said that they are ordered
    to support.  They then headed towards the site of battle.
    
    When Toru and Tukina arrived in the battlefield, they were shocked
    by the two shmicrams standing there.  Toru's heartbeat increased
    as he saw the white shmicram with the giant claw that had killed
    Yuuya.  Rage overcame Toru and he charged towards the white shmicram
    with his gun pointing straight at it.  Suddenly, Toru's shmicram
    stopped moving and the AI informed him it was a friendly unit.  The
    freeze only stayed for a few seconds, but when Toru recovered from it
    the two shmicrams facing off had both ran away.  Toru tried to chase
    after the white shmicram, but he was immediately stopped by the AI
    again, this time warning him that this is a huge violation of their
    company code and if he continues he will be fired.  Toru said he
    did not care and continued.  President Reika then ordered Tukina
    to stop Toru, and Tukina followed the order.  She went in front Toru
    and blocked his way.  Toru yelled at Tukina telling her that was
    Yuuya's murderer, and she responded weakly.  President Reika couldn't
    stand it anymore and said it is enough.  She then aborted Toru from
    the cyber space.  Toru's nerves felt that a second ago it was
    commanding the body to move forward, then was cut off.  Toru fainted.
    
    {Toru described how it felt when being aborted from the net, but it
    is out of the walkthrough's limit so I'm not specifying the details.}
    
    When Toru woke up the first thing he heard was teasing words from
    President Reika.  She called Toru an idiot for attacking an army
    shmicram and asked him why he did that.  Toru did not respond,
    and found himself lying on the floor of president's office.  She
    then told him that talk is useless now.  The punishment for
    violating the contract is getting fired from the job.  Just when Toru 
    thought
    his new life is now over, President Reika said, "Or so it was."  She
    asked Toru was if his action was to avenge a friend.  Just when Toru was
    confused, President Reika turned on the screen and showed Toru a
    recorded video footage 30 seconds before Yuuya's death.  Toru asked
    her how she obtained that video, and she told him she has snakes
    (I'm guessing some kind of information spy or an information seller
    inside the army) who can bring her mountain loads of information about
    the army.  She told Toru she researched all of those assigned into her
    control, including how many times they **********.  She then tried to
    lure Toru, even telling him she knew who his parents were.  Toru
    yelled at her to tell her to shut up.  When Toru was just recovering,
    President Reika asked him if he wanted to get revenge for his friend.
    This shocked Toru and he just stared at her.  President Reika then
    lifted Toru's head up with her fingers under his chin and told him that
    if he becomes her loyal pet she will help him get his revenge.  This
    hurt Toru's pride and he yelled at her to tell her he is just her
    employee and has no right to do such an awful thing.  She told him it
    is no need to lose his pride to be her pet.  He can be her fierce
    hound, a fierce doberman.  Toru told her he is not dog, and she
    replied that he is indeed a first class doberman.  She will make him
    know his place. President Reika took off her outer clothes, and inside
    is an S&M suit.  She told her that for the success of a company such
    as V.S.S, sometimes she will use her body as a tool for advancement.
    She then told Toru that members of the Alpha Unit are basically her
    cute puppies.  She then tried to lure Toru with her body.  When she
    was about to succeed, Toru thought about Tukina.  He then suddenly got
    up and asked her what she had done to Tukina.  President Reika told
    him it was just love between women (I'm trying not to use out of rating
    words).  Toru finally realized why Tukina was moaning and asking for
    help.  President Reika continued to lure him and a balance is weighing
    the decision in Toru's heart.
    
    {Choice 1: Accepts Reika's offer.}
    
    {A bunch of stuff here that is out of rating, so I'm just going to
    cut them out.}
    
    After logging out, Toru asked President Reika if she will really
    help him in his revenge.  She said of course she will.  He will
    get the help of his loved one.  Toru turned around and found
    Tukina standing there.  Tukina now looked just like any other
    Alpha Unit pilot.  Her face had no emotion and her eyes were dull.
    President Reika asked Tukina if she will help Toru, and she replied,
    in a voice without emotion, that she will help Toru get his revenge.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    {Choice 2: Refuse Reika's offer.}
    
    Toru told President Reika that he will get revenge for Yuuya and bring
    a happy life to Tukina all by himself.  He told her it 's none of
    her business.  She called him a stupid child and said that he will
    fall into the depths of misery if he goes on by himself.  Toru was
    silent at first, but then said to President Reika she has to admit
    she failed to control him.  President Reika laughed and said that
    Toru is an interesting kid.  She told him he is like a bird in a
    cage.  No matter what he does, he will not escape.  She then sighed and
    told him she will help him get his revenge.  Toru was surprised,
    then President Reika said she will create a chance for Toru to
    meet the soldier piloting the white shmicram.  Toru was silent,
    and President Reika told him her pet would be glad to help as
    well.  She then called out Tukina's name.  Toru turned around
    and saw Tukina standing behind him.  Tukina looked just as
    emotionless as the other Alpha Unit members.  President Reika
    asked Tukina if she is wililng to help Toru get his revenge.
    She agreed with a voice without emotion.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    {Choice 2 is required to obtain the ending TUKINA.}
    
    [6. BRAINWASHING]
    
    It has been several days since Toru last saw Tukina.  She had
    been away from his sight for some mission.  Toru thought about
    what President Reika told him.  She told him that the day for
    his revenge is near, so she told Toru to be prepared.  As Toru
    thought about Tukina and how they now have a different life than
    he had planned, he started swearing.
    
    As Toru stepped into the battle station due to an emergency alarm,
    President Reika told everyone that an I.V.S chip factory is being
    taken over by the terrorists.  She showed them a video declaration
    from the terrorists to the army, with the terrorist leader
    giving demands and warnings.  President Reika said to herself
    that QuWong is still as hot headed as before.  Toru was surprised
    that President Reika seemed to know who the terrorist leader was.
    Then, President Reika turned to Toru and told him I.V.S is an
    important partner with V.S.S and this mission is very important.
    She asked if Toru understood this.  They talked for a bit, then
    President Reika told Toru there is a special mission for him.  Just
    when he was wondering what it was, Toru saw Tukina standing behind
    his console.  Tukina called out Toru's name, and her still face
    now looked sad, a rarity after Tukina became like the other Alpha
    Unit members.  Toru held his hand with her's and it felt a little
    cold.  President Reika then said that Toru will have his revenge
    today.  Tukina then said that it will be alright.  With her help
    they will surely have their revenge.  Looking at Tukina made Toru's
    chest sore.  However, before he was able to make a comment the AI
    informed everyone to dive in.  As Tukina was leaving, she told
    Toru that she will do anything for Toru's sake.  Before Toru could
    respond, the AI automatically dove him in.
    
    As Toru dove in, he noticed that Tukina was not beside him.  Then,
    he heard from President Reika Tukina will be meeting him later on.
    She told Toru do his best to survive the terrorists.  Toru
    then said he will surely survive.  As he left his dive point, he
    was informed by the AI he may have encountered the main
    terrorist shmicram units and gave him a warning.  Toru realized
    that they have placed him into a very dangerous situation.  The
    urge to survive made Toru's chest burn with fire as he charged
    towards the terrorists.
    
    After several battles, the AI informed Toru of incoming friendly
    units and asked for a communication line to be established.  Toru
    then saw Tukina coming over in her shmicram.  He asked if she
    was ok, but Tukina said to ask later.  What they should do
    right now is to go to the special place.  Toru asked what it was,
    and Tukina replied that the place is where the revenge for Yuuya
    will be fulfilled.  As they have arrived, Toru heard the AI
    telling them that according to a special order from the president,
    they will now set up an interference to stop communications and
    avoid detections.  As Toru tried to talk to her, Tukina said to
    him that it's not the right time to be talking to each other.  They
    wiped out another wave of terrorists and arrived in front of a
    room.  Tukina told Toru his revenge target is inside.  As they
    were about to enter, Tukina said that no matter what she will
    be on Toru's side.  After she said it, they entered the room.
    
    As Toru and Tukina entered the room, the first thing they saw
    was the black shmicram that fought with the white shmicram when
    Yuuya died.  Toru pointed his gun at him, but Tukina stopped him,
    telling him he is not the one for Toru to get revenge from.
    They chatted for a bit and the pilot of the black shmicram said
    to Toru it was a shame to leave such a delicious prey to escape
    from his hand, but at least he will get a second in line prey
    for that.  Tukina then told the pilot that President Reika
    will keep her promise and told him not to worry.  Just as the
    pilot replied, a terrorist appeared and was trying to tell the
    pilot of the black shmicram something.  However, the white
    shmicram appeared and destoryed the terrorist shmicram.  Toru
    was surprised that the white shmicram really came, and Tukina
    woke him up and told him it is the murderer of Yuuya.  As the
    battle was about to begin, the pilot of the black shmicram,
    Genha, escaped and said he will see them later.  The battle
    began immediately afterwards.
    
    After defeating the white shmicram, it exploded and exposed
    the pilot inside.  Tukina informed Toru of the pilot's presence,
    and he was shocked to see that the pilot was the girl he bumped
    into in the army base.  She looked at Toru with angry eyes and
    asked Toru and Tukina why they attacked her.  Tukina told her
    it was for revenge, it was for Yuuya whom she killed.  The girl
    was confused when hearing about Yuuya, and Tukina continued to
    yell at her.  Toru told Tukina to stop it and she started
    crying.  The girl said to them she only killed terrorists, and
    Tukina told her Yuuya isn't a terrorist.  She said she did not
    know, then yelled at Tukina telling her she is only trying to
    avenge her brother and how would she know who she killed on
    the battlefield.  Tukina still tried to get revenge, but Toru
    stopped her.  He realized that they are at fault.  He should
    not have allowed Yuuya to go to such a dangerous place in the
    first place.  He told Tukina the girl's words are right.  Then,
    he remembered the words those kids said before they were shot.
    He told Tukina it was their own fault to go to the battlefield.
    Toru then talked with the girl a bit and said she can leave
    and get out of the interference.  She thanked Toru and started
    heading out.  However, President Reika called in and told Toru
    to not let her leave.  Toru told her it is violating the rules to
    attack a friendly unit.  President Reika got very angry, but
    she calmed down immediately.
    
    {Accepted Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.}
    
    She then spoke softly and ordered Toru to point his gun at the
    girl and aim.  Somehow, Toru's body moved by itself and aimed
    the gun at the girl and his mind went numb.  However, when she
    ordered Toru to pull the trigger, he did not respond and just
    pointed the gun at the girl.  She asked him why he isn�ft following
    her orders, and after a few commands Toru's mind starts to clear
    up.  Eventually, Toru broke away from President Reika's control.
    Now, President Reika was really surprised to see her mind control
    being broken.  As Toru heard those words, the phrase brainwashing
    popped into his head.  Then, President Reika said to Toru his
    mind seemed to be hard as stone.  Toru then asked when she
    brainwash him, and she replied that he accepted the brainwash
    himself.  The image of President Reika luring him the other day
    made sense to Toru.  Before Toru could react, President Reika
    ordered Tukina to make Toru shoot the girl by force.  Tukina
    was surprised, but as President Reika told Tukina to point her
    gun at Toru her eyes became dull and followed the command.
    Toru couldn't believe what he saw.  President Reika then gave
    him two choices, shoot the girl over there or fight with Tukina.
    Then, Tukina told Toru she did not want things this way, but
    her body reacted as President Reika said out her command.
    Tukina's shmicram started to shake as if she was trying to
    get out of this control.  President Reika then said that Tukina
    liked Toru and asked him if is he going to test Tukina's will.
    Toru thought about all those weird things that had happened
    ever since they joined V.S.S, and told President Reika he
    now knows she had been brainwashing Tukina all this time.
    As Tukina's finger slowly pulls the trigger, she yelled to
    Toru to hurry.
    
    {Refused Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.}
    
    President Reika suddenly asked Toru if he wants to fight with
    Tukina.  Toru was confused of what she said, but it was all
    clear when she ordered Tukina to point her gun at Toru.
    Tukina's eyes went dull and did as President Reika said.  She
    told Toru it was all due to the commands said by President
    Reika.  Toru realized now that Tukina had been brainwashed
    as he recalled those weird events that happened after joining
    V.S.S.  As Tukina was about to shoot Toru, she was in tears and
    asked Toru to make the decision.
    
    {Both will lead to these two choices.}
    
    {Choice 1: Shoot the girl.}
    
    Toru pointed his gun at the girl walking away.  She was shocked
    to see this and asked Toru why.  Before Toru could say anything,
    he pulled the trigger and the girl was eliminated.  Tukina said
    she was sorry to Toru.  After seeing this, President Reika said
    that now their revenge is over, it's time to think about
    themselves.  They argued for a bit, and President Reika said
    to Toru he is still her cute puppy.  Toru was then aborted from
    cyber space.
    
    In her office, President Reika thanked Toru for his work.
    Toru was angy at Reika for aborting him.  President Reika then
    explained how she mind controlled Tukina and used their revenge
    to achieve her goals.  Toru realized that he had destroyed two
    girls from his choices and asked President Reika how she could do
    something so cruel.  President Reika told Toru she will explain
    everything.
    
    {This choice will lead to VALHALLA.}
    
    {Choice 2: Trust in Tukina and not shoot the girl.}
    
    Toru said to Tukina that she will not shoot him, and as
    Tukina cried out loudly, the gun fired and the bullet
    just flew by Toru's head.  Tukina panted, and Toru
    told her he trusted her.  Tukina's shmicram stopped and fell
    down afterwards.  President Reika could not believe what they
    had done, and before she could react Toru informed all units
    of the injured pilot.  Minori, the army support Toru met
    before, thanked Toru and said Kaira and Yosuke are on their
    way.  He told her to hurry up, and she said she will and
    hang up.  President Reika looked at Toru with sharp eyes
    and said she had underestimated him.  Toru asked her what
    she would do to him, and after President Reika replied Toru
    was aborted from cyberspace.
    
    In her office, President Reika told Toru it was his second
    time getting an abort.  He replied to her that those are nothing
    compared to getting brainwashed.  She then said that it
    was a pity that Tukina was not completely brainwashed at
    the time of the revenge.  Toru asked her what was she was
    trying to achieve from this, and President Reika told him
    she will explain to him about everything.
    
    {This choice will lead to either TUKINA or RESURRECTION if
    Reika's offer in FALL DOWN is refused.  Otherwise, it will
    only lead to RESURRECTION.}
    
    She then gave him a brain chip and told him it was the
    brain chip developed by I.V.S that will be on the market in the
    upcoming Spring.  She asked if Toru knew what it was, and Toru
    recalled that it was something installed in most citizens so
    they can use the neuro-jack to connect to the cyber space.
    President Reika then said the terrorists are doing all they
    can to extend the production time of these chips.  She said
    that QuWong, who the world thought to be crazy, is actually a
    pretty sharp guy.  Toru asked what the relationship is between
    all those things.  He then recalled what QuWong said to the
    army about delcaring to the people the black box area of the
    brain chip.  President Reika then explained that this black box
    really exists in the new chips.  To put it simply, they are
    brainwashing circuits.  Toru said that it's impossible for that
    to happen since there are multiple organizations supervising
    over the production.  However, President Reika said to Toru
    that it is possible to do so.  Toru touched the part where
    they inserted his chip, and President Reika told him not
    to worry since his chip is an older version.  They could,
    however, still brainwash him with special means.  Toru asked
    President Reika why she is doing this, and she explained
    that it's always the dream of those in power to be in
    total control over the people.  She told him that in
    today's world, resources are diminishing, the environment
    is polluted, and many politicains are corrupt.  The chip
    will create order and unity over everyone.  President
    Reika then said that those in power are similar to the
    regular people.  The system will create great destruction,
    but V.S.S will survive that and be in control over all
    people.  This company was the start of her dream.  She then
    told Toru V.S.S is just a test playground for her before she
    controls the world.  Toru was shocked, but he finally
    understood why most of the members of V.S.S are brainwashed.
    It's basically a mini-society of a future controlled by
    V.S.S.  She said, "As everyone is a sage, it brings all of the
    members in V.S.S together."  Toru yelled at her that the
    company full of sages is just a group indulged in lust.
    However, President Reika told him that V.S.S is a step in
    man's evolution and started laughing.  Toru said that she
    is crazy and argued with President Reika.  Suddenly, President
    Reika brought up something about Tukina, and she walked out
    of the office.  Toru followed her and was lead to the room
    where Tukina performed her special training.
    
    {The following part is way past the walkthrough's rating, so
    I'll just give a very short summary.}
    
    Toru saw what President Reika did to Tukina, and he himself
    eventually fell into the trap and got brainwashed in the end.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [7. COME DOWN]
    
    When Toru woke up, he looked at the time and found it to be the
    usual time he wakes up at.  When he tried to think about what
    he dreamed last night, his head started to ache.  Putting that
    idea aside, Toru stood up and got changed into his uniform.
    Just the regular days everyday with everything all so plain.
    Even though everything was so pleasant Toru felt he had forgotten
    something very important.  Then Tukina came up to him and said
    that it's time to launch.  Toru said he understood.  To Toru, there
    is nothing he could do that could fulfill him.  He is a member
    of the Alpha Unit, a corner of V.S.S's combat cell.  This title
    is only one he could boast for.
    
    In the hallways, President Reika told everyone they are moving
    to the battlefield to dive in.  She told them that the army had
    completely blockaded Fei-Tao's base both in the physical and
    cyber world.  After some talk, President Reika turned to
    Toru and asked how was he feeling.  Toru replied saying all
    is well.  When President Reika said those words, Toru felt a
    little excited.  President Reika then talked to herself about
    Toru and Tukina's special treatment and how at least it's not
    affecting the combat abilities.  Shen then told Toru he will
    be partaking a special mission today.  She told him to retrieve
    the insider of the terrorists.  To keep it a secret, some of the
    AI's commands can be ignored.  She told him to respond as needed,
    and follow Tukina's instructions.  She left right after and
    Toru turned to Tukina.  Tukina, the other member in A7.  She is
    the few people who were not fit to be in the Alpha Unit.  Toru
    said to her he will rely on her, and she said she understood.
    Somehow, Tukina made a sad face.  This change in emotion was
    not suppose to happen.  When Toru's mind is unstable,
    Tukina's emotion is unstable as well.  Toru thought that to be
    in the same unit and live together, President Reika must have
    her reasons.  Toru told Tukina they should be going, and they
    headed towards their consoles.  As they lay on their consoles,
    they were shipped to the site of battle.
    
    The AI's voice informing them of their arrival woke Toru.
    Before diving in, Tukina asked Toru if he could listen to her
    for just a second.  He told her he will, and she thanked Toru.
    Tukina said something that confused Toru.  When Toru was wondering
    what it was, Tukina asked him if he remembered what had happened
    before they joined V.S.S.  When Toru thought about his past, his
    emotions became unstable and he stopped thinking about it.  Toru
    told her he can't remember the past because it makes him unstable.
    Tukina asked Toru if he can just listen to a few words she had to
    say.  Toru did not respond and Tukina continued talking.  She told
    Toru V.S.S had lured both Toru and her.  It had destroyed both
    of their hearts.  Toru still did not respond, so Tukina just
    apologized.  Toru told Tukina she should thank V.S.S for luring
    her, and his mind has no problems.  He told Tukina she is the
    one that is unstable.  Tukina told Toru he is right, and they
    continue chatting for a short while before they were informed by
    the AI to dive in.  Tukina then thanked Toru and told him she
    has no more thinks to remind him about.  In silence, Toru's mind
    became unstable again.  He told the AI to inject a mind stablizer.
    The AI followed the order and Toru closed his eyes to dive in.
    
    The AI informed Toru and Tukina their unit A7 will follow the
    orders of President Reika issued before the battle.  They are now
    not controlled by the support.  Tukina said she understood and
    Toru asked Tukina for instructions.  Tukina told Toru they will
    find the insider and lead him out while repelling any enemy
    units.  Toru said he understood and they started moving.  They
    were intercepted just a few steps later and engaged in battle.
    
    After the fight, Tukina seemed to be trying to tell Toru something,
    but in the end she said it was nothing.  Toru told her not to
    say anything unnecessary during the operation.  Tukina said she
    understood and they headed south.  After engaging in another
    battle, Toru told Tukina he will trust her to lead him.  She said
    she understood (again) and lead him east.  They bumped into
    a third wave of terrorists but took them out easily.  Tukina
    again lead Toru further eastward.  Along the way, they bumped
    into Kaira who was fighting terrorists.  After clearing the zone,
    Kaira asked Toru if was he doing great.  Toru looked confused and
    Kaira asked Toru if he took some medicine that changed him or
    something along those lines.  Tukina told Toru it's time to
    move, and Toru said he understood.  Kaira told Toru to hold
    on for a second, but he and Tukina just kept heading south.
    
    After clearing the enemies, Toru and Tukina finally arrived
    outside the room where the insider was located.  Before
    entering, Toru asked what they were suppose to do.  Tukina
    told him that President Reika will talk to the insider for
    a bit, then they will capture the insider's cyber body and
    escort it outside army's interference.  Toru said he understood
    and they entered the room.  Inside, a weird guy waved at Toru
    when they met.  The guy was Genha.  He welcomed Toru but Toru
    and Tukina did not respond.  He then told them he had been
    waiting for quite some time and asks for his reward (original
    text is x-rated, so I'm just changing it into acceptable
    language).  Tukina told him that she will get him connected
    with President Reika.  After President Reika appeared on
    the screen, she congradulated Genha for his hard work.  Genha
    asked her if they can get him out of the zone of interference
    right now, but President Reika said that he must wait there
    for one hour to avoid army's detection.  After that, they will
    perform their contract and escort him out.  Genha seemed to
    be worried about QuWong interferring, but President Reika said
    she will take care of that.  Genha then turned his face to
    Tukina's shmicram and said it was time to talk about his reward.
    President Reika's face changed and asked Genha, "Didn't they already
    go through what he wanted: setting up a new organization,
    supply weapons and fundings, and get him a new identity?"  Genha
    told her those are what he wants.  He only wanted a little
    prize for his lust.  President Reika wondered what this prize
    was, and Genha told her he would just like to borrow that girl
    from Alpha Unit.  As he said this, Genha stuck out his
    snake-like tongue and stared at Tukina's face in the communication
    window.  President Reika said she's wondering what is inside of
    Genha's brain.  Genha seemed to be at the end of his patience and said
    it would only be for an hour.  Hearing this, President Reika looked
    at Toru and asked what he thinks.  Toru said he will follow
    her decision.  President Reika told Genha he can do whatever he
    wants, just don't kill Tukina.  Genha smirked and said that he
    won't, but he has many ways to make her half dead.  Tukina called
    out to President Reika and seemed to be worried.  However, President
    Reika just said sorry to Tukina and that was it.  Tukina said she
    understood, then Genha told her to disarm her shmicram (disarm
    here refers to shutting down the shmicram and appear in cyber body).
    She followed the order, and .............................
    
    {Whatever dialog is in here just hear it from the game since it is
    quite obviously x-rated.}
    
    In the middle of *COUGH*, Toru felt a strange emotion in his head.
    He shook it out and thought it was nothing.  When Genha was just about
    to ********* it with Tukina, she cried out and asked for Toru's help.
    After hearing this cry, Toru's body suddenly bent down as if he
    was vomitting.  Toru cried out Tukina's name, then he aimed his gun
    at Genha and pulled the trigger.  Genha dodged and asked Toru if
    he was an idiot and trying to kill him.  He turned himself into the
    black shmicram and said Toru would pay for offending him.  Before
    Toru could understand what he just did, Genha charged at him and the
    battle begun.
    
    After Genha was defeated, he begged Toru to stop.  Before Toru
    could reply, Genha's shmicram exploded and nothing was left.  Toru
    then heard Tukina calling his name.  He looked at her and past
    memories started to pop up in his mind and it was driving him crazy.
    He sked himself why this was happening, then he heard a man's
    voice explaining what was happening to him (and if anyone want to
    know what QuWong said, try a Japanese dictionary or a friend who
    knows Japanese).  The mysterious man started walking towards Toru,
    and Toru wondered who he was.  Tukina was surprised and called
    out the man's name, QuWong.  This name triggered Toru's memory.
    It was the name of the leader of Fei-Tao.  QuWong walked over to
    Tukina and chopped her on the neck to make her faint.  Toru asked
    QuWong what he had done with Tukina, then QuWong replied that he
    just made her sleep and wishes to talk to him privately.  QuWong
    looked at Tukina, then asked, "How dare that female fox play around
    with people's souls?"  Toru targetted his gun at QuWong, fearing
    he would use Tukina as a hostage.  Just then, QuWong said that he
    had wanted to meet with Toru earlier.  Toru asked QuWong why would
    he (QuWong) wanted to meet with him (Toru).  QuWong told Toru he
    is here to save Toru, or rather, to help Toru save himself.  After
    saything this, QuWong started to walk towards Toru.  Toru could
    feel pressure as if he was facing a heavyweight shmicram.  He
    told QuWong to stop or else he would shoot.  QuWong seemed to be
    calm and said to Toru he will not do that since there is no reason to
    do so.  QuWong then said that he will tell Toru about everything
    and they have no reason to fight each other.  Toru then thought
    about what President Reika said about the chip and said QuWong
    must be after the chip in his head.  QuWong then yelled at Toru
    saying that it is not possible to brainwash Toru completely.
    QuWong then said something that triggered Toru's memory.  It
    seemed that he had met another man when he was still young
    that had said the very same words.  He then thought about everything
    he had gone through with Tukina.  As those memories flew by in
    his mind, Toru cried out Tukina's name and he heard a sound
    in his mind.  It was saying "overturned" and Toru's fogged up
    parts of his mind was immediately cleared up.  The next moment,
    Toru became the former Souma Toru before he was brainwashed.
    It was as if he just woke up from a dream.  He then called out
    Tukina's name and rushed to where she lay.  Toru embraced
    her and asked if she was ok.  Tukina opened her eyes and it seemed
    to have returned to normal.  She told Toru she was glad that he
    was returned to who he was before.  Tukina continued talking about
    how stupid she was in the past, and fainted.  Toru asked why this
    would be happening to them.  He said that he only wanted to have
    a normal life with Tukina.  QuWong said it was because he was a
    Steppen Wolf.  It was his destiny during a time of chaos.  QuWong
    explained that Tukina's father knew about this, so he forbade Toru
    from diving into the net.  Toru asked QuWong who he was and how he
    would know Toru's past.  QuWong said Toru knows, he's just a maniac.
    That's all.  He then told Toru that Toru had won against the truth
    of the brainwashing chip.  QuWong believes that Toru will be able
    to win against the whole truth.  Just then, a message was called
    in to tell QuWong to log out in 30 seconds or else he may be in
    trouble.  QuWong said he will, and when Toru tried to hear more
    things from him he had already dived out.
    
    Just when Toru thought it was finished, a call from the outside
    was made.  President Reika appeared on the screen and said that
    the terrorists had been suppressed, QuWong had escaped, and
    asked Toru, "Where the heck is Genha?"  Toru told her Genha seemed
    to have been found out and was executed.  As Toru was saying this
    he tried to fake his behavior when he was brainwashed.  President
    Reika didn't seem to care too much and ordered the two to return.
    When the call ended, Toru walked over and carried Tukina in his
    chest and stood up.  He swore to himself that he will return and
    get revenge for Tukina.  Toru's heart is now filled by a new
    revenge.  A revenge for Tukina.  He then logged off from cyber
    space.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [8. COLLAPSE]
    
    Toru had secretly left his residence in V.S.S.  They will soon
    find out he had recovered from the brainwashing, so he had to
    act fast to rescue Tukina.  He did not escape with Tukina because
    if he did that she would have no way of recovering.  Since Fei-Tao
    is now historied, Toru returned to his old hideout.  When he entered,
    he could still see Yuuya's old console with Tukina's picture taped
    onto it.  He was greeted by Akira, who recently had become unemployed
    as well.  However, he is now the only one Toru could rely on to help
    him infiltrate V.S.S.  They both reviewed the message QuWong sent to
    them about the brainwashing.  It seemed that it was controlled by
    a special AI, which is located in the deepest part of the facility.
    If they destroyed the AI, then the current brainwashing system will
    be completely destroyed.  However, QuWong warned them about a big
    problem.  When the AI is destroyed, the people under brainwashing
    will suffer brain damage.  In the worst case, it could result in
    brain death.  But, if they stay brainwashed, their spirit will
    be destroyed instead.  QuWong told Toru to trust in Tukina since
    even under heavy brainwashing her emotions still existed.  He also
    told them that Reika, that woman who needs divine punishment,
    attached her brain with the brainwashing AI.  When the AI is
    destroyed, she will be destroyed as well.  QuWong had the smile
    of death when he said this, and the message ended.  Akira was
    very excited by this and was eager to help out.  Toru had the
    same technical excitement and plugged his neuro-jack into the
    console.  After laying down, he dove into cyber space.
    
    Instead of going against a whole platoon of 300 people, Toru
    used his current identity as a V.S.S member and sneaked in.
    After travelling for some distance, Toru was told by the AI
    to stop.  He wondered what was going on and the Ai started
    saying ******* stuff.  Immediately, Toru knew it was Bachelor
    behind this joke.  He told Bachelor to come out.  Bachelor did,
    along with a load of willis.  After some general chatting,
    Bachelor said he (note, he here refers to both genders, since
    in this route we don't know Bachelor's true identity) will
    help TOru by interfering with the AI and harassing it with his
    willis.  Immediately after, the AI started saying crazy stuff
    to every pilot.  Bachelor told him to go ahead, and after
    Toru thanked Bachelor, he left the area.
    
    Toru was blocked by several V.S.S members, but he turned them
    into junk metal in no time.  Along the way, Bachelor made a
    few jokes on Toru with the AI, and Toru got quite angry about
    it.  Finally, Toru reached the gate leading to the central
    area of V.S.S.  Akira told him to be careful.  Toru said he
    will and entered the area.  Immediately, he was intercepted
    by Alpha Unit members and got into numerous fights.  After
    spending some time taking those guys out, Toru finally reached
    the front of the last gate.  He asked Akira if this was the place,
    and Akira said yes.  He told Toru that there didn't seem to be
    shmicrams inside, so he can now start getting rid of the AI.
    Akira warned Toru about possible corruption, and Toru said
    he understood.
    
    After going inside, Toru found himself to be in President
    Reika's office.  He noticed that he was disarmed from his
    shmicram.  President Reika walked over and told him this room
    is a cyber version of her office in the real world.  When Toru
    was about to attack her, President Reika disappeared.  Toru
    realized that in the cyber world things such as teleportion can
    become reality.  When President Reika reappeared, she called Toru
    an idiot and told him there are other ways to solve things.
    They then talked about things like thw AIs and net logics.  President
    Reika basically told Toru that a high level AI can even twist
    the net logic in favor of the user.  The room changed, and what
    Toru saw was Tukina's special training room and he heard Tukina
    asking for his help.  Toru asked President Reika if this was
    just an illusion, but President Reika said that everything in
    the cyber world is an illusion, but what people felt is beyond
    illusions.  President Reika then lured Toru to "help" Tukina
    (I think we all know what this means).
    
    {Branch 1: Refused Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.}
    
    {Branch 1: Refuse to shoot the white shmicram pilot in BRAINWASHING.}
    
    {Choice 1: Make love with Tukina.}
    
    Toru and Tukina had ****************, ***********, and
    ************.  However, when Toru was about to do more, a sound
    of gun fire woke him up from this nightmare.  He checked his armor
    and found that there's not much damage.  He yelled out asking
    who was shooting him in the back, and Akira called in telling Toru
    what was he doing before.  Just then, the white shmicram appeared
    and told Toru that he might have gotten into big trouble if he hadn't
    snapped out of it. Toru wiped his eyes and looked around.  The
    wallpaper now shows the background of a temple for the AIs.  Akira
    told Toru that the army had come and when his pilot knew about Toru's
    condition she pulled the trigger.  Toru and the girl talked for a
    bit, then the girl warned him about the enemy behind Toru.  As
    Toru turned around he was attacked by laser beams falling from the
    sky.  A giant shmicram loaded with laser weapons now stood before
    Toru.  Toru checked its identity and found that it was Tukina
    piloting it!  He tried to talk to Tukina, but President Reika called
    in to tell him it's useless.  She told him after continual brainwashing,
    Tukina now shuts herself inside and no longer has her own thoughts.
    Akira told Toru to defeat Tukina or else when the secuirty system
    would go back up they will be trapped.  President Reika laughed and
    asked Toru was he really going to fight Tukina.  Toru made up
    his mind and said he will do all he can to save Tukina.  Then,
    President Reika ordered Tukina to destroy Toru, and the battle
    began.
    
    When Toru found Tukina's cyber body fainted at the spot where
    her shmicram was destroyed, he felt relieved.  Akira told Toru
    to get Tukina out of there as fast as possible.  When he was
    leaving, President Reika laughed, with blood coming out of
    her mouth.  Toru recalled what QuWong said, and Toru said to
    President Reika her plan is a complete failure.  However,
    President Reika said her plans are a complete success.  Toru
    wondered what she was talking about, then she said that Toru
    was her proudest work in her whole life.  He asked what
    she meant, but she said he'll understand at the day of
    judgement.  After she said those words, her body shattered
    into bright shards and became nothing.  Akira then called
    to Toru again to tell him to get out of there.
    
    As Toru heads towards the exit, he sees all of the V.S.S
    shmicrams lying on the ground twitching.  As he was near
    the exit, an earthquake occurred and Akira told Toru the
    space is collapsing.  Toru heard a warning from the AI
    about the space being deleted.  Akira told Toru to hurry
    up and get out of there.  However, as Toru arrived at
    the exit, he found that it had already been blocked by
    interferrence.  He asked Akira what could he do, but
    Akira said that it would require a whole platoon of
    shmicrams firing at it for six to seven hours to
    break through.  Akira said that Toru needed a vaccine
    to get past the interference.  Toru asked Akira if he
    could send an abort signal for Tukina.  He said yes, but
    it would require her to be outside of the interference.
    He then asked Toru what he was trying to do.  Toru told
    Akira that he will charge at the interference and Akira
    will get Tukina aborted once she is outside.  He will
    cover Tukina with his own body to protect her.  As he
    finished all the preperations, Toru stepped straight
    into the interference.  Akira called Toru an idiot and
    said it was too early.  Just when Toru stepped into
    the interference, he felt as if countless bacteria were
    eating away his skin.  All he could see was a white flash
    in his eyes as his body was split apart.  However, he
    felt that Tukina had disappeared from his grasp.  It
    was the sign of aborting from the cyber world.  After
    Toru said his last words, all of his strength is
    depleted and his shmicram shattered into pieces as it
    fell on the ground.  Then, there was darkness.
    
    ENDING: RESURRECTION
    
    {Choice 2: Do not make love with Tukina.}
    
    Toru hugged Tukina strongly and said some comforting
    words.  Tukina's body then disappeared and everything
    went white.  Just then, Akira called in and told Toru
    to wake up.  As Toru returned to reality (still in
    cyber world, it just means the real cyber world), he
    saw a giant shmicram loaded with laser weapons.  Toru
    checked the shmicram and found it to be Tukina's.
    However, instead of a warm welcome a shower of laser
    fell from the sky and attacked Toru.  Toru tried to
    tell Tukina to snap out of it, but President Reika
    told him Tukina is now in darkness from the brainwashing
    and he will not be able to reach her.  After some
    more chatting, President Reika ordered Tukina to
    eliminate Toru.  The two shmicrams clashed and started
    fighting each other.
    
    The fight ended with Tukina's defeat.  When Toru found
    Tukina's cyber body fainted at the spot where her shmicram
    was destroyed, he felt relieved.  Akira told Toru to get
    Tukina out of there as fast as possible. When he was leaving,
    President Reika laughed, with blood coming out of her mouth.
    Toru recalled what QuWong said, and Toru said to President
    Reika her plan is a complete failure.  However, President
    Reika said her plans are a complete success.  Toru wondered
    what she was talking about, then she said that Toru was her
    proudest work in her whole life.  He asked what she
    meant, but she said he'll understand at the day of judgement.
    After she said those words, her body shattered into bright
    shards and became nothing.  Akira then called to Toru again
    to tell him to get out of there.
    
    As Toru headed to the exit, he saw numerous V.S.S shmicrams,
    all fainted.  It was due to the deletion of the brainwashing
    AI.  As he gotten near the exit, he noticed that the whole
    area was starting to crumble.  He immediately headed towards
    the exit, but found himself trapped by the strongest military
    interference barrier.  Toru asked Akira if there's there any way
    to get out.  Akira replied that it was either blow a way out
    or wait and die.  However, it would take a whole platoon of
    heavily armed soldiers to fire at it for 6 to 7 hours to make
    a way through.  Akira said he really wished he had the vaccine
    for the barrier right now (the barrier acts like a bacteria
    that would eat away any cyber beings, which was why the word
    vaccine is used here).  When Toru was about to act as a
    shield for Tukina so she can be aborted and started walking
    into the barrier, a call came in and told Toru to wait for
    a minute.  He noticed that it was the support girl from the
    army.  He looked over and found a whole platoon of soldiers
    outside.  Toru heard another call telling him that there
    were illegal military activities, which was why the army
    was sent over.  Toru looked at the screen and found it to
    be the girl who killed Yuuya.  Kaira told Toru they will
    get him the vaccine in no time while Yosuke looked over
    and said what a s***** hell's inside (refers to V.S.S).
    Toru told him it was the worst.  After he said those
    words, the vaccine was activated and Toru was sent out
    of the cyber world in his dreams.
    
    When he woke up, Toru headed over to the V.S.S building.
    As Toru walked through the hallway, he could hear crazy
    laughs coming out from some of them (V.S.S members going
    crazy after the AI was destroyed).  As Toru entered the
    room that held Tukina, he saw Tukina sleeping peacefully.
    Slowly, Tukina woke up and found Toru beside her.  She
    said good morning to TOru (sweat drop....) and said it
    was a good sleep (even bigger sweat drop....).  She told
    Toru at first she had a nightmare, but in the end it all
    went well.  As Tukina said that her body feels sore due to
    staying still, Toru went up to her and hugged her.  Tukina
    was surprised and asked Toru what was going on and why
    was he crying.  She then realized and asked, "It wasn't a
    dream, was it?"  They both hugged each other strongly.
    
    As time passed, Tukina thanked Toru and said she was
    alright.  As she stood up, Toru told her there are
    army medical teams outside and asked if she needed
    a check up.  Tukina said she was alright, and noticed
    that she was naked.  She quickly covered herself with
    her hands.  Toru joked about it, but it made Tukina
    remember some of the bad things that had happened to
    her.  Toru realized this and quickly became quiet.
    He looked over and found President Reika's dead body.
    Her smile was frozen on the face of her dead body.
    
    When Toru and Tukina went outside the building, they
    were greated by Toru's friends in the army.  Toru
    was glad that Tukina did not suffer from any side
    effects like the other V.S.S members.  He thought
    that maybe it was because Tukina fainted when the
    AI was destroyed.  Toru thanked his friends, but
    Minori said that he should thank Ayane.  The girl
    who killed Youya walked over and Minori said Ayane
    found something was wrong with V.S.S on her routined
    patrol.  Toru and Ayane both stepped aside and
    talked in private.  Ayane told Toru that she had been
    watching his actions ever since he defeated her
    brother's murderer, Genha.  In the end, Ayane left,
    leaving Toru and Tukina behind.  Toru and Tukina
    talked and Toru cheered Tukina up.  And then, Tukina
    tried to tell Toru something, but she was too shy
    to say it.  Toru kept on asking what she was trying
    to say, and she called Toru an idiot.  She then said
    the words very quitely (as for what she said, don't
    ask me), then Toru took her up in his arms and carried
    her to their residence.
    
    {18+ material, so it's not included in his walkthrough.}
    
    Later in the night, Toru and Tukina talked about what
    they would do in the future.  After talking for some
    time, Toru said it would be good to contact Akira.
    Tukina plugged in her neuro-jack and tried to access
    the net.  Toru thought a bit more about the future,
    but when he looked at Tukina he found her sweating
    in pain.  Toru grabbed Tukina, but she started
    twitching.  He quickly pressed the abort button and
    Tukina's twitching stopped.  Toru asked Tukina if
    she was alright.  She replied in tears telling Toru
    she's broken.  After she said those words, Tukina
    slowly closed her eyes.
    
    ENDING: TUKINA
    
    {Branch 2: Shoot the white shmicram pilot in BRAINWASHING.}
    
    {Choice 1: Make love with Tukina.}
    
    Toru and Tukina both fell into the sea of lust.  As Toru
    ********************************************************
    ********************************************************
    (ok, we get the point), he collapsed and fainted.
    
    ENDING: VALHALLA
    
    {The choices below that leads to the ending RESURRECTION is just
    a copy and paste of the one above because it 's just too long
    to type out a unique translation for each.}
    
    {Choice 2: Do not make love with Tukina.}
    
    Toru and Tukina had ****************, ***********, and
    ************.  However, when Toru was about to do more, a sound
    of gun fire woke him up from this nightmare.  He checked his armor
    and found that there's not much damage.  He yelled out asking
    who was shooting him in the back, and Akira called in telling Toru
    what was he doing before.  Just then, the white shmicram appeared
    and told Toru that he might have gotten into big trouble if he hadn't
    snapped out of it. Toru wiped his eyes and looked around.  The
    wallpaper now shows the background of a temple for the AIs.  Akira
    told Toru that the army had come and when his pilot knew about Toru's
    condition she pulled the trigger.  Toru and the girl talked for a
    bit, then the girl warned him about the enemy behind Toru.  As
    Toru turned around he was attacked by laser beams falling from the
    sky.  A giant shmicram loaded with laser weapons now stood before
    Toru.  Toru checked its identity and found that it was Tukina
    piloting it!  He tried to talk to Tukina, but President Reika called
    in to tell him it's useless.  She told him after continual brainwashing,
    Tukina now shuts herself inside and no longer has her own thoughts.
    Akira told Toru to defeat Tukina or else when the secuirty system
    would go back up they will be trapped.  President Reika laughed and
    asked Toru was he really going to fight Tukina.  Toru made up
    his mind and said he will do all he can to save Tukina.  Then,
    President Reika ordered Tukina to destroy Toru, and the battle
    began.
    
    When Toru found Tukina's cyber body fainted at the spot where
    her shmicram was destroyed, he felt relieved.  Akira told Toru
    to get Tukina out of there as fast as possible.  When he was
    leaving, President Reika laughed, with blood coming out of
    her mouth.  Toru recalled what QuWong said, and Toru said to
    President Reika her plan is a complete failure.  However,
    President Reika said her plans are a complete success.  Toru
    wondered what she was talking about, then she said that Toru
    was her proudest work in her whole life.  He asked what
    she meant, but she said he'll understand at the day of
    judgement.  After she said those words, her body shattered
    into bright shards and became nothing.  Akira then called
    to Toru again to tell him to get out of there.
    
    As Toru heads towards the exit, he sees all of the V.S.S
    shmicrams lying on the ground twitching.  As he was near
    the exit, an earthquake occurred and Akira told Toru the
    space is collapsing.  Toru heard a warning from the AI
    about the space being deleted.  Akira told Toru to hurry
    up and get out of there.  However, as Toru arrived at
    the exit, he found that it had already been blocked by
    interferrence.  He asked Akira what could he do, but
    Akira said that it would require a whole platoon of
    shmicrams firing at it for six to seven hours to
    break through.  Akira said that Toru needed a vaccine
    to get past the interference.  Toru asked Akira if he
    could send an abort signal for Tukina.  He said yes, but
    it would require her to be outside of the interference.
    He then asked Toru what he was trying to do.  Toru told
    Akira that he will charge at the interference and Akira
    will get Tukina aborted once she is outside.  He will
    cover Tukina with his own body to protect her.  As he
    finished all the preperations, Toru stepped straight
    into the interference.  Akira called Toru an idiot and
    said it was too early.  Just when Toru stepped into
    the interference, he felt as if countless bacteria were
    eating away his skin.  All he could see was a white flash
    in his eyes as his body was split apart.  However, he
    felt that Tukina had disappeared from his grasp.  It
    was the sign of aborting from the cyber world.  After
    Toru said his last words, all of his strength is
    depleted and his shmicram shattered into pieces as it
    fell on the ground.  Then, there was darkness.
    
    ENDING: RESURRECTION
    
    {Branch 2: Accepted Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.}
    
    {Branch 1: Refuse to shoot the white shmicram pilot in BRAINWASHING.}
    
    Toru and Tukina had ****************, ***********, and
    ************.  However, when Toru was about to do more, a sound
    of gun fire woke him up from this nightmare.  He checked his armor
    and found that there's not much damage.  He yelled out asking
    who was shooting him in the back, and Akira called in telling Toru
    what was he doing before.  Just then, the white shmicram appeared
    and told Toru that he might have gotten into big trouble if he hadn't
    snapped out of it. Toru wiped his eyes and looked around.  The
    wallpaper now shows the background of a temple for the AIs.  Akira
    told Toru that the army had come and when his pilot knew about Toru's
    condition she pulled the trigger.  Toru and the girl talked for a
    bit, then the girl warned him about the enemy behind Toru.  As
    Toru turned around he was attacked by laser beams falling from the
    sky.  A giant shmicram loaded with laser weapons now stood before
    Toru.  Toru checked its identity and found that it was Tukina
    piloting it!  He tried to talk to Tukina, but President Reika called
    in to tell him it's useless.  She told him after continual brainwashing,
    Tukina now shuts herself inside and no longer has her own thoughts.
    Akira told Toru to defeat Tukina or else when the secuirty system
    would go back up they will be trapped.  President Reika laughed and
    asked Toru was he really going to fight Tukina.  Toru made up
    his mind and said he will do all he can to save Tukina.  Then,
    President Reika ordered Tukina to destroy Toru, and the battle
    began.
    
    When Toru found Tukina's cyber body fainted at the spot where
    her shmicram was destroyed, he felt relieved.  Akira told Toru
    to get Tukina out of there as fast as possible.  When he was
    leaving, President Reika laughed, with blood coming out of
    her mouth.  Toru recalled what QuWong said, and Toru said to
    President Reika her plan is a complete failure.  However,
    President Reika said her plans are a complete success.  Toru
    wondered what she was talking about, then she said that Toru
    was her proudest work in her whole life.  He asked what
    she meant, but she said he'll understand at the day of
    judgement.  After she said those words, her body shattered
    into bright shards and became nothing.  Akira then called
    to Toru again to tell him to get out of there.
    
    As Toru heads towards the exit, he sees all of the V.S.S
    shmicrams lying on the ground twitching.  As he was near
    the exit, an earthquake occurred and Akira told Toru the
    space is collapsing.  Toru heard a warning from the AI
    about the space being deleted.  Akira told Toru to hurry
    up and get out of there.  However, as Toru arrived at
    the exit, he found that it had already been blocked by
    interferrence.  He asked Akira what could he do, but
    Akira said that it would require a whole platoon of
    shmicrams firing at it for six to seven hours to
    break through.  Akira said that Toru needed a vaccine
    to get past the interference.  Toru asked Akira if he
    could send an abort signal for Tukina.  He said yes, but
    it would require her to be outside of the interference.
    He then asked Toru what he was trying to do.  Toru told
    Akira that he will charge at the interference and Akira
    will get Tukina aborted once she is outside.  He will
    cover Tukina with his own body to protect her.  As he
    finished all the preperations, Toru stepped straight
    into the interference.  Akira called Toru an idiot and
    said it was too early.  Just when Toru stepped into
    the interference, he felt as if countless bacteria were
    eating away his skin.  All he could see was a white flash
    in his eyes as his body was split apart.  However, he
    felt that Tukina had disappeared from his grasp.  It
    was the sign of aborting from the cyber world.  After
    Toru said his last words, all of his strength is
    depleted and his shmicram shattered into pieces as it
    fell on the ground.  Then, there was darkness.
    
    ENDING: RESURRECTION
    
    {Branch 2: Shoot the white shmicram pilot in BRAINWASHING.}
    
    Toru accepted wihtout hesitation.  He and Tukina had ************
    and as Toru *************** and ******************** and *******,
    he fell down and fainted.
    
    ENDING: VALHALLA
    
    <ENDINGS>
    
    [9. TUKINA]
    
    Condition: Do not accept Reika's offer in FALL Down.  Don't shoot
    Ayane in BRAINWASHING.  Refuse Reika's offer in COLLAPSE.
    
    It has been some time already since Tukina's return.  V.S.S and I.V.S
    fell apart after Reika's death.  Reika's crimes even made it to the
    historical textbooks.  Tukina lost the ability to go to the cyber
    world after the brainwashing incident.  Her brain chip fatally damaged
    and merged with her brain.  Even though she could no longer enter
    the cyber world, she still has Toru in the real world and is hoping
    to recover once medical advancements are made.  Just recently, Toru
    submitted his marriage agreement with Tukina.  He has now stopped
    using shmicrams and started the life of a technician.  Everything
    is now just past, everything, even the worst things in memory.
    Toru is just going to have a plain life and be at the side of
    Tukina.  Even when life is boring and plain it's still as
    precious as treasure when you are with the ones you love (err, I kinda
    made up the last half of that last statement to kinda justify the
    first half XD.  Argh, don't kick me!).
    
    END
    
    [9. RESURRECTION]
    
    Condition: Do not accept Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.  Don't shoot
    Ayane in BRAINWASHING.  Accept Reika's offer in COLLAPSE.
    
    OR
    
    Do not accept Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.  Shoot Ayane in BRAINWASHING.
    Refuse Reika's offer in COLLAPSE.
    
    OR
    
    Accept Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.  Don't shoot Ayane in BRAINWASHING.
    
    Toru has been in this dark place for a long time, and even he
    doesn't know how long it has been.  Suddenly, he opened his eyes
    and found that he still has his cyber body and Tukina was staring
    right at him.  She told him that his real body had been unconcious
    for all that time and even now had no chance of waking up.  Toru
    just realized that he became the first official wired ghost in the
    cyber world, but even then he was still happy that Tunkina is now
    with him.
    
    END
    
    [9. VALHALLA]
    
    Condition: Do not accept Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.  Shoot Ayane in
    BRAINWASHING.  Accept Reika's offer in COLLAPSE.
    
    OR
    
    Accept Reika's offer in FALL DOWN.  Shoot Ayane in BRAINWASHING.
    
    Toru has completely fallen to Reika's brainwashing.  Living the
    life of battle on the surface and *cough* in the mean time, he and
    Tukina had both fallen into the hell of physical enjoyment, the
    living valhalla. Toru's last line? "...Heh...heheheh...hahahaha
    hahaha...AhhahaHAHAHAHahaha...haha...hahhh..."
    
    END
    
    [e. Ryang's Branch]
    
    Condition: Minori and Ayane's story branch must be completed.
    
    [6. ANTIHIPS OR BERSERKER]
    
    Toru met Akira during his mission and Akira persuaded Toru to
    join the terrorists.  Ayane charged in and Akira escaped.  When
    Ayane tried to go after him, Toru decided to...
    
    {Choice 1: Stop Ayane by force.}
    
    {Must choose this choice to enter Ryang's path.}
    
    Toru took out his gun and told Ayane he could not watch her kill
    his friend.  Hearing this, Ayane taunted Toru and attacked him.
    Toru was quite surprised that she would attack him just like
    that.  Ayane told Toru why would he be surprised when he already
    pointed his weapon at her.  Ending with those words, the two
    started fighting each other.  In the middle of the fight, Toru
    tried to stop Ayane after he got the upper hand.  However, Ayane
    did not take his advice and continued fighting.  After taking
    serious damage, Ayane told Toru she cannot lose here and this is
    not the place for her to die.  She then said something that
    confused Toru and leaped into the air.  After a white flash, Toru
    heard Ayane moan and the figure of the white shmicram who had
    killed Youya appeared in front of him.  Toru said it can't be and
    he yelled at Ayane.  He remembered what he saw that night in the
    database room while anger and a feeling of being deceived ran a
    cold chill down his heart.  He felt how stupid he was.  Ayane
    said to Toru that she was about to start her attack.  Toru got
    his focus back at the battlefield and they started fighting once
    again.
    
    {There may have been a mistake regarding Ayane's responce.}
    
    Ayane's shmicram fell to the ground as Toru made his last blow.
    After exceeding the damage the shmicram could take, it exploded.
    However, Ayane survived and Toru aimed his gun once again at her.
    He said to Ayane it was for Youya's revenge and tried to pull the
    trigger.  However, just when he was about to fire he felt that
    something was touching his shmicram's feet.  Toru looked down
    and saw this girl dressed in white.  Toru said the term "wire
    ghost" after seeing the girl's cyber mass was zero.  She looked
    at Toru with very sad eyes.  When Toru thought about why she
    looked that way, the wired ghost disappeared.  He wondered if it
    was just his imagination, but after shaking his head he turned
    his focus back to Ayane.  Ayane had already closed his eyes and
    asked Toru why did he not fire at her.  Opening her eyes, Ayane
    said to Toru if he is going to kill her then do it quickly.
    Toru asked why would she wish to die, and Ayane's feelings
    erupted.  Toru's anger left him after he saw Ayane's tears.
    Ayane then told Toru she can't die yet, not before she can
    avenge her brother.  Toru's heart was forzen by the surprise
    responce from Ayane.  Toru realized that this would explain
    Ayane's weird actions.  He then wondered if he still has the
    stand to take revenge.  Just then, Minori called in and asked
    Toru what was he doing.  She asked him why did he fight with
    Ayane.  Toru did not reply, so Captain Yagisawa ordered both
    of them to return immediately.  Toru said that he understood
    and logged out of cyber space.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [7. DESERTER]
    
    Toru was jailed after he returned for fighting with a comrade.
    Captain Yagisawa entered his cell and asked him what was his
    reason for fighting Ayane.  Toru asked why didn't he ask Ayane
    instead, and Captain Yagisawa told Toru that Ayane fainted and
    had been sent to the hospital.  He said at least Ayane will
    eventually recover with no serious issues.  A deep voice echoed
    in the cell and Toru saw Commander Gondo entering his cell.
    He told Toru Ayane had regained conciousness.  He asked Toru
    did he fought Ayane to help a terrrorist escape.  Toru replied
    that it was his old friend, someone he viewed as family.
    Commander Gondo told Toru what he said fitted with the evidence
    they had found.  He told Toru his friend, Akira, escaped from
    a police station when it was attacked by Fei-Tao and now a
    member of the terrorists.  Commander Gondo then asked wasn't
    that guy Toru's friend from Steppen Wolf.  He then said would
    it not be too much of a coincidence for old friends to meet
    on the battlefield?  Hearing this, Toru understood what the
    commander was thinking.  He realized that Commander Gondo
    must have thought he was an insider.  Commander Gondo then
    said something about the benefactors from this situation.
    Toru tried to explain, but he stopped because he knew there
    were too much evidence against him.  Commander Gondo said
    some final words and left the cell.  Captain Yagisawa did
    not say another word and started leaving.  Toru called out
    and tried to tell Captain Yagisawa he really is not the
    insider.  Captain Yagisawa replied saying that was what
    he thought as well but Toru's current situation looks bad.
    He told Toru it will have to wait until the investigation
    of the insider is complete.  He left the cell after telling
    Toru not to make any trouble while he is in here.
    
    In the middle of the night, Toru thought about Ayane.  He
    recalled what Ayane said about revenging her brother.  When
    he closed his eyes and tried to sleep, he heard a voice
    calling out to him.  He opened his eyes and there was Minori.
    She told Toru she got a special permission to visit him and
    showed him the microphone on her clothes.  Toru asked why was
    she here, and Minori told him she came here to ask why did
    he do such a thing.  She told him she believed that he was
    not the insider.  Toru asked what did the others think.
    Minori told him both Kaira and Yosuke did not believe that
    either.  However, it seemed that the other teams gave in
    to that idea.  Minori asked again why had he fought Ayane,
    and Toru explained that Ayane was full of the killing aura
    and he had no choice.  He then asked Minori what she would
    have done and she told Toru she would ask his friend to
    surrender.  Toru said that would never work, and Minori
    said she doesn't know of any other way.  After a bit of
    silence, Minori notified Toru to come closer so they
    would not hear what they are talking about.  She asked
    Toru if it was just to cover up his friend, why did he
    almost kill Ayane.  Toru notified Minori to put her ear
    near the bars and told her everything.  Minori said
    that she believed Toru's reason, but Toru had no confidence
    if others will believe it.  When Minori was going to
    say more things to Toru, a dull alarm sounded.  They were
    quite surprised and Minori told Toru this was the alarm
    for bio-hazards.  A broadcast was made to inform people
    of a bio-hazard attack and told everyone to follow the
    orders of medics.  Just then, two medics entered the cell
    and ordered evacuation.  Minori asked what was going on
    and one of the medics told her that a special bio mutated
    bug weapon was leaked in with the food supply.  He then
    opened the door and started evacuating Toru.  Minori tried
    to help, but was stopped by the medic saying that she
    will get infected as well if she touched Toru.  He said
    some scary things of what would happen to her and Minori
    was frightened.  The medic then asked Minori did she
    exchange body fluid with Toru.  Minori said no and acted
    very shy.  The medic then told Minori to wash her hands
    and go to the medical room.  Minori said she will and
    went out.  The medics then escorted Toru out of his cell.
    
    In the hallway, the male medic kept on yelling that they
    are coming through with a patient infected by the
    bio-weapon and told everyone to stay away.  Toru asked
    the medic if he was really infected, and he told Toru
    bugs will come flying out of him if things don't get
    controlled.  He said that for a male those bugs will
    come out of the man's **** (ok, there's like only one
    part of the male human body that would be censored,
    so take your guess) and that really shocked Toru.  He
    immediately asked the medic if there was some special
    medicine that would cure him of this bio-weapon.  The
    medic said no and it would be too late for him at this
    rate.  The two medics did not take Toru to the medical
    room.  Instead, they headed outside.  After they left
    the base, Toru asked where are they taking him.  The
    male medic then said that there are no special medicine
    that would cure stupidity and took off his mask.  Toru
    realized that the medic was really Akira!  The other
    medic gave Akira a chop in the head.  Akira called the
    other medic Ryang and asked why did she do that.  She
    told him it was because of those bugs he made up made
    it really hard for her to not laugh.  The girl took
    off her mask and the face of a traditional Chinese
    beauty appeared in front of Toru.  They chatted for
    a bit and the bio-hazzard alarm stopped and changed
    into the general alarm.  A broadcast was made to inform
    that a soldier named Souma Toru had escaped from his
    cell.  Toru was shocked and Ryang started explaining
    their escape route.  Gunshots were heard and Ryang
    told Toru to hurry up.  Toru heard Minori calling to
    him but Ryang pulled him by his right ear while Akira
    pulled him by his left ear and dragged him out.  Even
    though Minori tried harder, her voice faded with the
    gunfire as they escaped in the car.
    
    They deserted the car after reaching the city streets.
    Akira and Ryang changed into their normal clothes.
    Toru asked why did they do that, and Akira said he
    came to help because Toru was in danger.  Toru said
    that was not what he wanted and now he must have been
    branded as the insider.  Ryang's face twitched and
    asked Toru if he really wasn't the anonymous person
    providing them with information.  Akira told Toru
    there were always data about the army given to them
    by someone and Ryang said they thought the person
    was Toru.  Toru explained to them that he has no
    interest in Antihips.  They talked for a bit and
    Akira asked Toru if he wants to join the terrorists
    now that Toru has nowhere to go.  He told Toru since
    he was the one that made this loophole then he will
    provide Toru a place to hide.  Ryang asked Akira
    what would he do if Toru went and tell the army
    about their hideout.  Akira assured her if that
    happened he would be skinned and get shot.  Ryang
    said she understood and went over to make a call
    to QuWong.  Akira then asked Toru to come and meet
    with QuWong.  Ryang walked over and said it has
    been approved.  They then took Toru to the base
    of the terrorists.
    
    A few hours later, they arrived at the worst place
    in the city.  Akira told Toru these buildings
    made up the city a hundred years ago.  They entered
    from an abandoned underground metro station.  Along
    the way, Toru saw numerous armed guards and Akira
    said they will be arriving at the great underground
    tomb.  Toru asked Akira was the base of Fei-Tao
    located in the abandoned metro lines under the slums,
    but Akira said those are only the passages.  The
    base itself is something else.  After walking for
    some distance, they arrived at a giant steel gate.
    After inputting the passwords, the steel gates
    opened.  After they all had opened, Akira invited
    Toru and they entered this underworld paradise.
    
    What came into Toru's eyes was a circular dome with
    artificial lighting.  There seemed to be quite a
    number of people living in here, including children.
    Toru looked around and found a name carved on the
    wall: "Atomic Protection Shelter - Level 7."  When
    Toru was amazed by the sight, a voice behind him
    told Toru about the history of the shelter.  It
    was a tall asian man with long hair wearing glasses.
    His height and looks created some kind of pressure
    around him.  He addressed himself as the current
    leader of this underworld, QuWong.  They shook hands
    and Akira introduced Toru to QuWong.  QuWong welcomed
    Toru as a new comrade, but Toru didn't want to join
    the terrorists.  QuWong then said that destiny had
    guided Toru here and continued to persuade Toru in
    joining them.  Toru yelled at QuWong saying he can
    bypass destiny and called him a wild believer.
    Everyone around him became silent and looked at Toru
    with eyes of anger.  Ryang said to Toru that how could
    he say such a thing to QuWong.  Toru said that Antihips
    disagreed with the distribution of brain chips, but
    that would be crazy because many of the technology
    and services rely on the brain chip.  QuWong said
    Toru misunderstood him.  The reason they refuse these
    new chips is because they are going to be used to
    control the people.  Toru laughed at QuWong and said
    he watched too many movies.  QuWong told Toru that
    sadly, this is really happening.  Toru argued back
    saying that the brain chips have all been approved
    by neutral facilities.  Ryang can't take it anymore
    and tackled Toru.  QuWong ordered Ryang to stop, then
    she let go of Toru.  Ryang then threatened Toru and
    stood aside.  QuWong apologized said he's used to
    being called crazy believer.  However, he said no
    matter if Toru believes or not, what he said is the
    truth.
    
    After some chatting, QuWong showed Toru around.  He
    asked Toru what does he think about what he saw, then
    explained that Level 7 is actually a paradise for those
    who were persecuted.  He then told Toru he is free to
    go, but he can also join them for now and judge the
    truth himself.  Toru said he will take the second option
    and they welcomed him once more.  Only Ryang did not
    think it was much of a big deal.
    
    The next day, Toru woke up and looked out from his room.
    He saw the people crowding around a large pot getting
    their first meal of the day.  The scene is just like
    a bandit village he saw in a film, except this village
    is now deep underground instead of being in the
    mountains.  Toru thought about his friends in the
    military, but hunger distracted his thoughts.  When he
    was doubting if he should go down to get food, Ryang
    gave him a bowl of soup.  Toru ate and thanked Ryang.
    Ryang said that she doesn't know what QuWong was thinking
    and walked out of the room.  Toru told Akira that Ryang
    doesn't seem to like him very much, and Akira explained
    that Ryang views QuWong like a brother and may even have
    a crush.  Akira then told Toru about what had happened to
    him at the police station and showed him what they did
    to his chip.  He told Toru these chips are being installed
    to criminals as an experiment.  Toru asked him are these
    new facilities going to be very rough, but Akira said
    that it's the opposite.  Toru was confused and sked Akira
    why was it so bad.  Akira explained that the new facilities
    are intended to be factories of making good mannered people.
    He told Toru that if you think about something illegal you
    would be lightly shocked and gets strong when you attempt
    to do something illegal.  They chatted for quite a bit,
    until they heard Ryang telling someone to let go of her.
    They went outside to take a look and saw a guy with afro
    molesting Ryang.  Akira told Toru the guy is Genha and
    those goons around are Genha's men.  Suddenly, in a flash
    Ryang kicked Genha in the crouch.  Genha yelled at Ryang
    and called her a wild cat.  He then saw Toru and asked
    Ryang who was the new guy.  Ryang told him the person
    is QuWong's guest, but when she tried to say Toru's name
    she seemed to have some difficulty.  Before she could
    say it, Toru told Genha his name.  Genha despised Toru
    and said some awful things despite Ryang's warnings.
    He then took out a knife and asked Toru if Toru has
    guts to dance with him.  Toru told Genha it would be
    pointless to duel it out in the real world.  However,
    he will fulfill Genha's desire to battle in the cyber
    world with his shmicram.  Ryang tried to stop Toru
    and explained that Genha is one of the best shmicram
    pilots in Fei-Tao.  Akira told Ryang it was ok because
    Toru's skills is best of the best and had made his name
    in Steppen Wolf.  Genha then called Toru a wolf and asked
    him if he is satisfied.  Toru told him it is a one on one
    duel and ends when one of them can no longer fight in a
    training battle.  Genha laughed at Toru and asked if he
    was scared to be brain dead.  Toru smirked and replied
    that he asked for the training battle so Genha won't be
    brain dead after this.  Genha was fired up and called
    his men to prepare the equipment.  Genha's men then
    set up a projector showing the cyber arena.  Akira
    told Toru to tune his shmicram and gave him an old
    neuro-jack.  Ryang told Toru to be responsible for what
    he said.  Genha yelled to Toru asking if he was ready.
    Akira asked Toru to show them the true skill of the
    Steppen Wolf and told him many people are watching.
    Toru then dove into cyber space.
    
    After entering the arena, Genha asked Toru (calling
    him Mr. Wolf, again) if he was ready to dance.  Toru
    replied to Genha that they shall dance together.  Genha
    seemd to be pleased and asked for a hardcore music.
    The music then changed to a fighting tune and the two
    started fighting each other.
    
    {Win.}
    
    Genha could not believe that he had lost.  However, he
    said he was happy to have the chance of dancing with
    Toru.  They then logged out.  Toru was welcomed by Akira
    and many others.  They then welcomed Toru to a
    celebration for welcoming him into the group.  Toru
    drank the beer and his mind faded into darkness.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    {Lose, but bring Genha's health down to less than 250.}
    
    Genha told Toru that Toru did a good job in lowering his
    armor.  He approved Toru's skills.  They then logged out.
    Even though Toru lost, the people still gave him a pat on
    the back for doing so well against Genha.  They brought
    beer and gave Toru a warm welcoming party.  Toru drank
    the alcohol and fell asleep after getting drunk.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    {Lose and Genha's health is still above 250.}
    
    Genha was disappointed and ordered his men to pull out
    Toru's neuro-jack.  Toru told them to wait, but his five
    senses were split apart when the neuro-jack was pulled.
    After a huge shock, Toru's mind entered eternal darkness.
    
    BAD END
    
    [8. LEVEL 7]
    
    Toru had a huge hang over and was pulled out of his bed
    by Ryang.  After Toru washed his face, Ryang asked him
    about his name.  Toru said he told her that yesturday
    already.  Ryang told Toru that she may have forgotten it
    and said she thinks it started with the letter t (in the
    Japanese it started with a character with the sound t).
    Ryang then started guessing Toru's name but kept on getting
    it wrong.  Toru then corrected her and told her his name
    again.  They then talked about yesturday's battle.  Suddenly,
    a teenager came up and asked Toru if he was Toru.  Toru
    looked and saw a young girl stood behind the teenager.
    The teenager said Toru was amazing in yesturday's battle.
    Toru could see the teen's eyes shine.  He then told Toru
    Akira told him Toru used to be a member of Steppen Wolf
    and told Toru he's a fan of the group.  The girl then
    said it is an honour to fight beside members of Steppen
    Wolf.  Toru was wondering what that meant and the teenager
    explained that he's becoming one of Fei-Tao's fighters.
    Toru was surprised and thought about all those terrorists
    he killed before.  The thought about one of them being
    like the kid he sees in front of him made him sick.  The
    teenager then asked Toru if he was feeling alright.  Toru
    said he was fine and took a deep breath.
    
    Just then, QuWong came over and asked the two kids if
    they could leave while he talk to Toru in private.  After
    the two kids left, QuWong asked Ryang if she can go take
    care of things at the command room.  After Ryang left,
    QuWong asked Toru if that kid had troubled him.  Toru
    asked QuWong if he can prevent the kid from fighting,
    but QuWong said he can't do that.  QuWong explained that
    the teenager volunteered to become a fighter because his
    brother was once a fighter but died in shmicram battle.
    QuWong asked Toru how he feels being a terrorist.
    Toru told QuWong that he still does not believe in what
    QuWong said, but he looks forward to find out.  QuWong
    told Toru that when Toru finds out about the truth Toru
    will surely become one of his comrades.  QuWong told Toru
    the truth is a hard thing to bear once it is known.  Just
    when Toru was pondering about QuWong's words, Ryang came
    yelling to QuWong about something going wrong.  Just then
    the alarm sounded.  QuWong asked Ryang what was wrong and
    Ryang told him to come quickly to the command room.  QuWong
    said he understood and asked Toru to come with them.  Toru
    then followed QuWong and Ryang's footsteps to the command
    room.
    
    Toru entered the command room and saw that the interface
    was from the early 21th century.  Toru looked at QuWong
    and found him to be troubled.  He then asked QuWong if
    there was an attack.  QuWong told Toru that one of their
    checkpoints was found and assaulted by V.S.S.  He
    then said that if the access was captured V.S.S would be
    able to find where Level 7 is.  Toru asked QuWong what
    he was planning to do.  QuWong told Toru that they are
    going to delete all the data in that checkpoint but will
    require some time to perform.  Ryang told QuWong the
    shmicram party is ready and is diving in.  Toru looked
    at the pilots and found that they dove in without sitting
    on a console.  Instead, these terrorists are just lying
    on the ground.  QuWong explained that consoles are too
    expensive to have.  After some talking, Akira appeared
    on the screen and told QuWong there are some problems.
    He told QuWong that he still needs ten minutes to delete
    all the data but they can't hold for that long.  He said
    that most of the back-up pilots are too young.  Toru
    looked out and saw some of those younger pilots showing
    signs of brain death.  Ryang then said that Genha was
    too far to be reached.  QuWong saw that they are not
    going to make it, so he told Ryang to prepare a neuro-
    jack for him to dive in.  Ryang said that it is not
    wise to do that and Akira supported that idea.  When
    all seemed to be hopeless, Ryang asked Toru to look
    at what was happening.  Ryang kept on trying to get
    Toru to help but Toru didn't seem to respond.  Just
    then, Toru walked out and asked Ryang if there was
    any spare neuro-jack.  Ryang immediately gave him
    one and Toru lied down to prepare to dive in.  Ryang
    said to Toru that everything relies on him now.
    Toru plugged the neuro-jack in and dove into cyber
    space.
    
    When Toru entered cyber space, he met Akira and
    asked him about the current situation.  Akira told
    Toru that he will be done if Toru could hold for
    three more minutes.  Toru immediately went south
    towards the gate.  When he exited the gate, he told
    the other terrorist pilots to withdraw and he would
    take care of everything.  The other terrorists thanked
    Toru and left.  Toru then engaged the V.S.S troops
    on his own and held the ground for three minutes.
    When the time was up, Akira called to Toru to tell
    him that the deleting is complete and Toru can
    retreat.  Toru said he understood and logged off.
    
    The next day, Level 7 was surrounded with the air
    of depression.  QuWong made a speech about those
    who died in yesterday's battle.  Toru stood aside
    and thought about how many more lives would have
    been saved if he had dove in earlier.  When he
    looked up, the ceremony had ended and everyone
    went about their normal lives with a sad face.
    Genha came up to Toru and called him a hero.  Genha
    then started complaining about Ryang.  He walked
    away after he finished his complaint.  Ryang looked
    sad and depressed instead of being a wild cat like
    before.  She thanked Toru for what he did, but Toru
    said that she doesn't have to do that.  He told
    Ryang that if he had dove in earlier then many
    people would not have died.  Ryang said it was
    alright.  She then asked if Toru had heard QuWong's
    speech.  Toru said that he heard a bit of it, but
    he missed the last part.  Ryang told him that they
    are going to get some revenge for these fallen
    comrades.  QuWong then walked over and told Toru
    that they will be commencing with an operation to
    attack I.V.S from both the physical and cyber world.
    He said to Toru that they will try to stop the
    production of the new brain chips and show the
    people the truth at the same time with this
    operation.  He then said to Toru that they will
    need his help.  Toru asked if they wanted him to
    take part in the shmicram assualt troops and
    QuWong confirmed his guess.  QuWong then asked
    Toru if he will accept the offer.  Toru refused
    because he knows he will be facing his old comrades
    from the army.  QuWong urged him to join and told
    Toru that he will see the truth if he participates
    in the operation.  After some arguments, QuWong
    told Toru that it is his choice to join or not.
    After he said that, he left with Ryang.
    
    At night, Ryang came and asked if Toru was troubled.
    She brought him some soup for dinner.  When Ryang
    tried to call Toru, she forgot his name again.  Toru
    was surprised that she had already forgotten his
    name.  She made a few guesses but they were all wrong.
    Toru couldn't take it anymore and just told her his
    name.  They talked and Ryang kept on trying to
    persuade Toru into joining the attack force.  She
    then explained that if he could stop the production
    of the brainwashing chip then he would be saving the
    lives of his friends.  They kept on arguing, until
    Toru called Ryang a wild cat girl.  She got extremely
    mad and was about to smash Toru in the head.  Toru
    closed his eyes and waited, but there was no responce.
    He opened his eyes and saw Ryang's face went pale and
    her eyes lost their focus.  She then acted weird as
    if she had forgotten what she was doing.  When Toru
    asked her what they were just talking about, Ryang
    held her head with both hands and cried out, saying
    that she can't remember.  Toru wondered what had
    happened, only to hear Ryang calling for help.  When
    she was about to fall down, Toru caught her and held
    her.  He thought about what happened and thought
    it could had been a mental illness.  Toru asked Ryang
    what was she so afraid of, and she told him that she
    had forgotten her memory about everything that had
    happened today.  Toru then tried to guide her back
    to normal, and it seemed like it worked.  Ryang then
    thanked Toru and said she's fine.  Ryang told Toru
    she has this illness that makes her lose her memory.
    She then lost her strength and fell into Toru's
    arms.  Toru told Ryang that she should rest.  In
    Toru's arms, Ryang told Toru many things and asked
    Toru if he could believe in QuWong.  Toru then told
    Ryang that she is cute.  Ryang said that was the
    first time someone said that to her.  Just when they
    hugged each other deeply, a voice sounded in
    their back.  It was QuWong.  Ryang immediatetly
    moved away and explained to QuWong it was only
    because of her illness.  Toru's face flushed but
    still explained.  QuWong then thanked Toru for
    suppressing the illness for Ryang.  QuWong then
    told Ryang to drink her medicine before she sleeps.
    Before they left, Toru asked QuWong what
    the cause of Ryang's illness was.  QuWong told Toru
    that it was still not the time for him to know
    and they left.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [9. INTRIGUE]
    
    A few days later, the terrorist party was assembled.
    Toru wondered where QuWong gathered all these troops.
    QuWong explained that many of them are comrades from
    other areas that came to lend them a hand.  QuWong then
    thanked Toru for deciding to participate in the mission.
    Toru told QuWong he does not need to thank him because
    all Toru wanted was to see the truth.  Toru then told
    QuWong that he will not participate in fights with the
    army.  QuWong said that he will remember it and told
    Toru their plan is to capture the security core and
    disable the security system.  He said that the troops
    in the real world will take control of the controll
    room and halt the production of the brainwhasing chip.
    Toru and QuWong then talked for a bit. Then Toru
    asked QuWong where Ryang would be going.  QuWong said
    that Ryang will follow the real world troops.  Toru
    was uneased and asked, "Would a girl really need to go
    to the front lines?"  QuWong said that it can't be helped
    because Ryang requested it herself.  QuWong asked
    Toru if he was worried and told him not to be because
    Ryang is a trained warrior.  He also said that Ryang
    is needed to make contracts between the real and cyber
    world.  QuWong then urged Toru to go meet with Ryang
    before she leaves and Toru walked out of the control
    room searching for Ryang.
    
    When Toru was walking, Ryang called Toru to come over.
    Toru walked over and said that Ryang remembered his
    name this time.  Ryang called Toru an idiot for saying
    that.  She then thanked Toru for helping them, but Toru
    said it was just that he thought it would be worthwhile.
    Toru then told Ryang he heard that she's going to the
    front lines.  Ryang laughed and asked Toru if he was
    worrying about her.  She then told Toru most men can't
    beat her and did a kung fu pose.  However, she still
    thanked Toru for keeping her on his mind.  They talked
    for a bit but were interrupted by Genha.  He walked
    over and made a few taunts.  Genha finally made Ryang
    mad and she kicked at him.  The kick was grabbed and
    Ryang was surprised.  Genha then made some more comments
    but one of the terrorists came over and tried to settle
    things.  Genha eventually let go of Ryang's leg and
    called Toru a dog.  He then said things to threaten Toru
    but QuWong came over and stopped him.  Genha said that
    it was nothing and was just doing some communication
    before battle.  He then turned to Toru and made some
    warnings and left.  Toru then turned to Ryang and asked
    if she was alright.  QuWong asked Toru if he was alright
    and Toru said he was fine.  The terrorist from before
    asked QuWong why such trash exists in the group, then
    Ryang said that he should not say things like that and
    Genha has his skills to back him up.  Ryang then told
    everyone that it was time for the operation.  Everyone
    then left to deal with their preperations.
    
    A few hours have passed since the real world troops had
    left.  The shmicram party is now ready to dive in.  Toru
    was surprised that QuWong would dive in himself.  QuWong
    said that this is a battle of power and it was wrong for
    him to stay in the back to support the troops.  As QuWong
    and Toru took their neuro-jacks, Akira told them that he's
    linking to I.V.S's network and he will be their support for
    the day.  QuWong asked Ryang how the real world troops were.
    She said that they are all ready.  QuWong then ordered the
    command for everyone to dive in.  Toru plugged in his
    neuro-jack and dove in.
    
    When Toru and QuWong dove in, the other terrorists were
    already waiting for them.  QuWong ordered everyone to
    rush in and all of the other terrorists entered the
    I.V.S system.  QuWong told Toru that he will show Toru
    the truth.  They then both entered the institute.
    
    After wiping out three waves of willis guards, Ryang
    contacted QuWong and told him that they have captured the
    control room and shut down the security core.  She then
    said that the security core inside the cyber world was
    captured by Genha and they are penetrating it with willis.
    QuWong asked Ryang about the production plant of the
    brain chips, and Ryang told him that there will be
    fireworks coming from there soon.  QuWong was very pleased
    and told Ryang they will broadcast a speech to the public
    after the plants are destroyed.  After some time had passed,
    Ryang called again and told QuWong it was time for the
    speech.  During the broadcast, QuWong said that if the
    government won't show the people the black box area in
    the brain chip, they will destroy the factory completely.
    After the broadcast ended, QuWong asked Akira about the
    distribution.  Akira said that it was a failure.  Most
    of the broadcast was blocked by the system.  Toru asked
    QuWong about how they were going to destroy the factory.
    QuWong told him that they will hack into the reactor
    using willis to make it self-destruct.  Toru told QuWong
    he really didn't like that idea.  QuWong answered that he
    did not like it either, but the government chose that
    option instead of releasing the truth.  Toru said that
    the act is inhuman.  QuWong looked at Toru and said it
    was time for him to know the truth.  He opened the chat
    box and asked one of the captured researcher if he was
    responsible for the production of the new chip.  The guy
    looked at the picture of his newly wedded wife with a
    sad face.  QuWong told him that they will not kill him
    since they don't want to disrupt his life with his new
    wife.  The guy then nodded, and QuWong asked him about
    the newly made brain chip model 666.  When the man was
    about to speak, his eye suddenly rolled upward and his
    tongue stucked out.  QuWong immediately ordered Ryang
    to stop him, but the guy already started chewing
    his tongue.  When Ryang was trying to get the guy to
    calm down, Akira called in and told them the army had
    blocked all outside transmissions.  After Akira closed
    the communication, Ryang told QuWong that all of the
    researchers were dead.  QuWong then turned to Toru that
    this was the truth.  Toru was completely shocked.  QuWong
    continued telling him that the AI controls the thoughts
    of these people and if something goes wrong they will use
    the brain chip to make these people commit suicide.  Toru
    then remembered what Akira said about the new institution
    for criminals.  Toru even tried to touch the back of his
    head, even though he's using a shmicram body.  QuWong
    told Toru that his chip is safe, not unless they changed
    it.  QuWong then told Toru that he will lead Toru to
    the truth he promised.  He then ordered Ryang to remove
    all of the black ice traps guarding the database.  After
    some more chatting Toru followed QuWong to the database
    room.
    
    When they reached in front of the database room, QuWong
    asked Toru a final time about his decision to see the
    truth.  Toru said he has decided and he will see it even
    if it was like hell.  QuWong called Toru a comrade and
    said he understood.  He then lead Toru into the database
    room.
    
    In that room, Toru knew about the truth behind the new
    brain chips and how it could be used to brainwash people.
    It said that their recent experiment was successful and
    the chip will be first distributed among the soldiers
    and the police before reaching the public.  It also said
    that because it was hard to force a large population to
    modify their chip, I.V.S produced this new chip model 666
    and would be triggered using a special signal.  It then
    said that the test on the new chip was made 2 years ago
    on a group of children.  It also told Toru that the test
    was a success and the possibility of killing people
    remotely using the chip was proven to be possible.  The
    database provided Toru with a video of the test, and
    the crying face of Minori and a group of dead children
    appeared in front of Toru's eyes.  Toru finally understood
    Minori's past and why she said that she had a sad experience
    when he saw those children in the town square.  QuWong
    told Toru that Toru was now QuWong's comrade and there
    was still hope.  Ryang suddenly called and told QuWong
    something was wrong.  QuWong asked Ryang what was wrong,
    and she told him that the government had ignored QuWong's
    warnings and had surrounded the whole factory with an
    army.  Akira then said that both V.S.S and the army had
    launched their shmicram troops into action.  QuWong
    thought about it and told Toru that the mission was a
    failure.  Now it was pointless to ignite the reactor
    since the people did not hear their message.  Ryang said
    that she understoods and ordered everyone else to retreat.
    She then ordered Genha to stop the willis that was making
    the reactor self-destruct.  Genha answered that everything
    was too late to be stopped.  Ryang asked Genha what he
    did and Genha said that V.S.S killed some of his cute men
    (yes, he called his men cute) so he's taking revenge.  Genha
    then said that he had already started the willis and they
    couldn't be stopped.  QuWong yelled at Genha and was very mad,
    but Genha argued back.  He said a few more remarks and cut
    off the connection.  QuWong immediately ordered everyone
    to retreat.  Toru asked if they had warned the army.  Ryang
    told Toru that they did but the army had no responce.  Akira
    told QuWOng there were only 15 minutes before the reactor
    would explode.  Toru asked if there was any way to shut the
    willis down remotely, but Akira told him that there is no
    way to stop those willis unless they are physically (in this
    case physically in the cyber world) destroyed.  QuWong ordered
    Toru, Akira, and Ryang to retreat and he will reap what he
    sowed.  Ryang asked QuWong what was he going to do, and QuWong
    answered back saying that he would go and destroy those
    willis.  Akira tried to stop him, but QuWong said that he
    was willing to give up his life.  Toru thought about it and
    said that QuWong had no responsibility in this.  He then told
    QuWong that Fei-Tao still need QuWong's leadership and he
    will deal with this himself.  Ryang also said that QuWong was
    not responsible and he should let Toru take a try.  QuWong
    then told Toru that he understood and he now placed all his
    hopes on Toru.  Ryang said to Toru, "Don't die," and Toru
    dashed out in his shmicram towards the reactor.
    
    When Toru was heading to the reactor, he met with Genha's
    group and started arguing.  Ryang called in and told Toru
    to not waste time on pointless things.  After hearing this
    message, Genha said farewell and was about to leave.  However,
    Akira called and said that the army was coming.  Just then,
    Ayane's white shmicram came and started attacking Genha.
    While they fought each other, Toru continued heading towards
    the reactor room.
    
    After clearing two waves of V.S.S shmicrams, Toru noticed that
    there were only ten seconds left on the clock.  Just when Toru
    closed his eyes to prepare for his death, nothing happened.
    He was surprised, and Ryang called in telling Toru that their
    men had delayed the reactor from self-destruct.  Toru asked
    Ryang about everyone, and Ryang replied saying that most people
    had retreated except for the ones left in the control room.
    Genha called in yelling at Ryang to tell her to escape, but it
    seemed as if Ryang had made up her mind about staying.  After
    chatting for a bit, Toru continued heading towards the reactor
    room to disable the reactor.
    
    When Toru arrived outside the reactor room, he heard a message
    from Minori.  Toru was quite surprised, but before he could
    react Kaira and Yosuke both arrived on their shmicram.  Yosuke
    asked Toru to disarm or else he would shoot.  Toru asked Yosuke
    to move aside because he was trying to save the people.  He
    told them that he was trying to stop the reactor from blowing
    up.  Kaira yelled at Toru asking how they could believe
    him after he betrayed them.  Toru said that he didn't betray
    them. Why else would he be here?  Toru said that they can
    shoot him if they want but he has to hurry.  Yosuke tried to
    say something, but Toru already headed towards the gate.  Before
    Toru enter the room, Minori asked him what he meant by "he's
    not the traitor."  Toru then said that he understood the sadness
    in Minori and knows how sad she felt about those kids who died.
    Minori asked Toru how did he knew.  Toru said something then
    Minori said she believed in him.  The connection was then cut
    off and Toru charged into the reactor room.
    
    When he entered, Ryang called and told Toru that he only has
    two minutes to disarm all of the willis.  Toru said that he
    understood and charged at the willis.  After the willis were
    all disarmed, Ryang called in saying that Toru succeeded.
    Kaira and Yosuke then entered the room asking if the overloading
    had stopped.  Toru replied positive, then Yosuke said that
    Toru could go.  When Toru was heading out of the facility,
    Ryang called and said that she overheard their discussion
    and it must be hard on him.  Toru said that it was their own
    choice, then Ryang thanked Toru for stopping the reactor.
    Toru told Ryang to retreat immediately, but Ryang said it was
    too late.  She said that the soldiers had surrounded them and
    she decided to surrender.  Toru was shocked, but Ryang just
    said that he only had seconds to leave the restricted area
    and he should do his best from now on.  Toru called Ryang's
    name, but the connection was cut off.  When Toru finally left
    the facility, he met up with Genha.  They were both mad at
    each other and accused each other for getting Ryang into this
    situation.  When Toru looked at Genha, he noticed that Genha
    was carrying someone with a collar on her neck.  He looked
    closer and saw that it was Ayane.  Genha then said that she
    is his toy and just logged off.  QuWong called in when Toru
    was still angry at Genha.  He thanked Toru and was glad that he
    was able to escape.  He then told Toru to log off immediately
    since there are enemies chasing after him.  Toru calmed down
    and logged out of cyber space.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [10. FORFEIT]
    
    Several days had passed since Ryang was captured.  QuWong
    said that it was all his fault.  Genha, however, stared at
    Toru with eyes of a predator.  For his plan, Toru logged
    into a cyber chatroom and changed it to the grassy field
    background he used back in the days of Steppen Wolf.
    Someone logged into the room, and it was Minori.  Since the
    last operation, Toru secretly hacked into the army and gave
    Minori all the data on the truth.  Minori asked Toru if the
    data he sent her is true or not.  Toru said that he believes
    it after seeing what happened at I.V.S.  Toru then recalled
    what QuWong said about how the truth could be something
    hard to bear.  Minori then asked Toru why had he called
    her here.  Toru told her that he would need her help to
    rescue Ryang.  Minori was surprised and said that she
    knew nothing about the captives.  She then asked Toru
    about his reason for betraying the army.  They talked for
    a bit then Minori told Toru that a female captive was
    sent to the army base after the operation.  She said that
    there had been some weird moaning sounds appearing now
    and then.  Toru said that this was the information he needed.
    Minori asked Toru if this was for a revolution, but Toru said
    that it was because that girl was his benefactor.  Minori
    said that Toru sure hasn't changed.  She said goodbye and
    logged off.
    
    When Toru logged off, Akira stood in front of him and said
    that it was dangerous for him to log on right now with
    Genha roaming around looking for the chance to pull Toru's
    plug.  Toru said that he met someone on the net and got
    some information regarding Ryang.  They went to the control
    room and Toru told them everything he heard from Minori.
    Genha immediately suggested an all out attack on the army
    base.  QuWong refused the suggestion due to the severe loss
    they suffered in the last operation.  They started arguing
    with each other, until Toru suggested that if they give him
    ten trained fighters he can sneak into the base and rescue
    Ryang.  Akira immediately volunteered, but Genha still
    had some doubts.  Toru said that he wouldn't suggest
    something that he had no confidence in and that he was
    once a member of FLAK.  After some thoughts, QuWong approved
    Toru's plan.  Genha said some harsh words and left the
    room.  QuWong asked Toru if it was really ok, and Toru
    replied that it would be fine.  After the meeting
    finished, Toru started preparing for the rescue.
    
    The next day, Toru arrived at the army base.  Akira called
    asking if it was really ok, and Toru said that he has
    confidence in himself.  Toru pretend to be captured while
    the other terrorists posed as military police.  After
    reaching the base, Akira hacked into the database and
    deleted the entry records.  Toru then talked with Akira
    about Ryang.  Akira told Toru how Ryang could memorize
    so many things.  Toru was surprised that she could do
    all that but forget his name.  Akira said that she forgot
    about what she memorized as well after a month or so due
    to her illness.  While Toru was still thinking, one of
    the terrorists informed Toru of their entry into the base.
    A few minutes later, Toru and the other terrorists were
    already inside the base with the lead of Akira from the
    net.  Akira directed the rescue team to sneak around in
    the blind spots of the security camera.  When they
    finally reached the room holding Ryang, Toru and the
    terrorists took cared of the two guards stationed
    outside.  He then entered his neuro-jack into the lock.
    15 seconds later the door was unlocked.  When he
    opened the door, he heard a weird moaning voice.
    
    *****************************Blah Blah Blah, there's a
    choice in here but it does not affect the ending******
    ******************************************************
    
    After Toru removed Ryang from the ***BEEP***, he asked
    Ryang if she could walk.  She said she could, but when
    she tried to she had no strength left in her.  Seeing
    this, Toru took Ryang in his arms and carried her.
    While they talk quietly to each other, Akira called
    and said that it was time to retreat.  Following
    Akira's directions, Toru and the rest of the team
    carried Ryang and successfully escaped from the army
    base.
    
    When they reached the city, Ryang was happy for
    everyone who had come to save her.  One of the terrorists
    told her that it was all Toru's idea.  Toru blushed and
    said that it was to repay her for helping him at I.V.S.
    Ryang then thanked Toru for rescuing her.  When they were
    all happy, Toru heard a call from Akira asking if they
    had retreated without loss.  When Toru told Akira about
    their success, Akira said that it was the good thing
    among all the bad things.  Hearing this, Toru asked
    Akira what had happened.  Akira said that he had failed
    to retreat, then Toru immediately took out his device
    and found that the shield on Akira's shmicram was about
    to run out.  Akira told Toru to leave him there,
    but Toru asked him where he was.  Akira said that it
    was useless now since by the time Toru gets back to
    the base to log in he would already be dead.  Toru
    searched around and found a plug to jack in.  He asked
    one of the terrorists about the plug and the terrorist
    said that it should be fine but it may need some alteration.
    He then ordered the terrorists to get everything connected.
    When they are done, Toru asked the others to guard him
    while he dives in.  One of the terrorists told Toru to
    be quick before the police are informed.  Ryang told Toru
    to becareful.  Toru plugged in his neuro-jack into this
    public plug and dove in.
    
    Toru appeared in front of the cyber army base.  When he
    reached where Akira was, Toru found out that Akira was
    stuck in a trap that was draining his armor.  Toru took
    out his gun and tore the trap apart.  Akira thanked Toru,
    then asked why Toru didn't retreat like he was suppose
    to.  Toru said that he would not leave Akira behind, but
    Akira argued that it would be a fair trade if Ryang was
    rescued.  While Toru and Akira were talking, they were
    discovered by army personnel and the alarm sounded.
    A moment later, army soldiers and willis arrived and
    told the two to disarm.  Akira asked Toru what they
    should do, and Toru said that they should just run.  However,
    they reached a dead end and was forced to fight with
    the soldiers.  After scrapping those shmicrams and willis,
    Toru and Akira tried to escape from the base.
    
    After some fights, Toru and Akira bumped into a custom
    made V.S.S shmicram.  A mysterious woman called in and
    asked Toru and Akira a question.  Toru immediately
    recognized that she was Reika Tajibana, and she did not
    deny it.  Reika then asked Toru if he was the one that
    had rescued her important captive.  She then said
    something about experiment specimens and if the other
    three are all with the terrorists.  Toru was confused
    by the question so Reika didn't say much more.  She
    ordered the V.S.S pilot to attack and the pilot fought
    with Toru.  When the V.S.S shmicram was low on armor,
    Reika ordered the pilot to retreat.  She then tried
    to invite Toru into V.S.S.  Toru was pissed and so
    was Akira, who called her a female fox and asked if
    the pilot was one of the victims from her brainwashing.
    Just when Reika was saying something, the AI informed
    about some kind of device being located and the control
    being overtaken.  Reika realized that Akira had
    criminal records.  Akira yelled back, but Reika said
    a special key sentence.  Akira's eyes went dull and
    pointed his gun at Toru.  Toru remembered that Akira
    said that he had a chip reimplant from the police
    and understood that Akira was also one of the victims
    of Reika's brainwashing experiment.  Akira was somehow
    able to point his gun at his own head to try to get
    out of the control of Reika and pulled the trigger.
    Reika was pissed and cut off the connection.  Akira
    was disarmed from his shmicram but the wound stayed.
    Toru tried to get him out of the base so he could log
    out but did not make it.  Akira asked Toru to take
    care of Ryang and his body disappeared.  Toru was sad
    but he knew his current situation.  When he was about
    to leave the base, Captain Yagisawa called and asked
    Toru to disarm.  Toru looked up and saw that the exit
    was blocked by the soldiers.  Minori and Kaira tried
    to get Toru to disarm peacefully, but Commander Gondo
    ordered them to shoot Toru on the spot.  Just when
    Toru closed his eyes and wait for his death, Genha
    and his men suddenly arrived and fought with the
    soldiers.  Toru used this opportunity and escaped.
    
    When Toru left the army base, he heard a call from
    Minori.  Toru asked how Kaira and Yosuke are, and
    she told him that they are both dead.  That was the
    last thing Toru heard from Minori before he logged
    off.  He knew that this could be the last time he
    will ever have contact with Minori.
    
    Toru was welcomed like a hero when he returned,
    but he was not happy about the death of his old
    partners.  Toru was in the cyber world and thinking
    about his own things.  Genha came over and had a
    little talk with Toru.  They talked about stuff and
    Toru was a little angry about a few things.  In the
    end Toru asked how Ayane was doing and Genha gave
    him a really sick reply.  Toru then logged out
    when Genha said that he was going to pay a little
    visit to Ayane.
    
    When Toru arrived back in the real world, he saw
    Ryang standing beside him.  Ryang asked Toru why
    was he troubled.  They talked for a bit and it
    seemed that Ryang had once again forgot Toru's name.
    She then made a few guesses but they were wrong.
    She even guessed toilet....(cough)  Toru made a
    little joke about it and got a big smack in the
    head.  Toru eventually made a big enough joke
    which made Ryang kick him straight in the face,
    sending him falling with his nose bleeding.  After
    some more chatting, Ryang eventually thanked Toru
    for what he did.  She said that she was so scared
    when she was held captive.  She then said that
    the moment she saw Toru coming to save her, she
    cried with joy.  She said more things, but Toru
    just held her with his arms to show her his own
    feelings.  Ryang blushed and they eventually
    kissed each other.  When Toru brougth Ryang to
    his bed and placed her down, something unexpected
    happened.  It seemed that Ryang had not recovered
    from the whip wounds.  She was in pain when Toru
    placed her on the bed because it applied pressure
    directly on those wounds.  Ryang cursed Reika and
    called her a female fox for inflicting these
    wounds on her.  Toru started laughing and Ryang
    told him not to laugh.  Ryang could only lie
    sideways on the bed and said that if she caught
    Reika she will do the same thing she did back to
    her.  Toru said that they only had one hour to
    rest, then both Toru and Ryang fell asleep.
    
    In his dream, Toru saw himself chatting with a girl
    who seemed to be his sister.  When he woke up,
    he found Ryang crying.  It seemed that Ryang
    had a bad dream and thought that she had forgotten
    everything.  Toru talked to her to try to calm
    her down.  He then said that since she looked tired
    she should rest.  Ryang then asked Toru to never
    leave her and fell back to sleep.  Toru recalled
    what Reika said about the experiment, and thought
    that it could have relations to Ryang's illness.
    Removing those thoughts from his mind, Toru went
    back to sleep.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [11. TRANQUILIZER]
    
    The next day, Toru was awakened by the alarm.  QuWong
    came into Toru's room and said that one of their bases
    was attacked and required Toru's help again to stall
    the enemies while they delete the data inside the base.
    Toru said that he understood and dove in.
    
    After Toru dove in, QuWong told him that they only need
    him to stall the army for three minutes.  When the three
    minutes were up, QuWong told Toru that he did well and
    asked him to log out.  Toru said he understood and logged
    out.
    
    In the command room, Toru and QuWong discussed
    the current situation.  After the talk finished, Toru
    left the room.  As he was walking, Toru thought about
    what had happened to Akira.  Just when he was thinking
    about what Reika and Gondo were doing, Toru found that
    Ryang was harassed by Genha.  Ryang kicked Genha but
    it was no use.  She had not yet recovered from the events
    during her stay in the army base.  Toru immediately
    searched for weapons nearby to help Ryang.  He saw a iron
    bar nearby and took it in his hand (it has something to
    do with high voltage though).  During this time, Genha
    tried and did some bad things to Ryang, and Ryang asked
    him why was he doing all this.  Genha said that a demon
    resides in his brain and kept on telling him to do all
    of these things.  Just when Genha was about to cross
    the line, Toru stuffed the iron bar right into Genha's
    be-hind and shocked him with electricity.  Genha's
    eyes rolled up and fainted.  Toru asked Ryang if she was
    alright, and then he took her out for a walk.
    
    When they arrived above ground, Ryang thanked Toru for
    saving her.  They talked about Genha and his relationship
    with Ryang as a childhood friend.  She then told Toru
    that she did not know who her parents were, and Toru said
    that he was the same.  They both could not remember their
    childhood.  Ryang said that all she could remember was
    being in a hospital with Genha.  A vision appeared in
    Toru's head and it showed some scientists bullying a boy.
    Another man tried to stop them but these guys still treated
    them poorly.  Toru then heard a soft voice calling Toru
    big brother and saying that it was scary.  Toru said to the
    young girl that he will protect her, then his vision ended.
    Ryang woked him up from his vision and asked Toru why he
    was crying.  She said that it was strange for Toru to cry
    after hearing about Ryang's past.  Ryang said that she
    was scared, then Toru held her in his arms and said that
    he would protect her.
    
    When Toru returned to Level 7, he looked around and found
    that the population was only 1/3 of the time when he first
    arrived.  QuWong said that due to food shortage they had
    moved those who could not fight to safer areas.  They talked
    for a bit and Toru confirmed his stay in Level 7.  QuWong
    then asked him to help them on some equiment maintenance,
    and Toru agreed.  When Toru finished his tasks, he dove in
    and was greeted by Genha.  Genha then wanted to show Toru
    his collection of girls captured from the army and V.S.S.
    Toru was disguested.  Genha then talked about how strong
    Ayane's spirit was and how most people would have gone
    crazy by now.  They then entered a room that looked like
    one of those middle ages torture halls.
    
    *******************Ok, this part was cut out of the
    walkthrough because I don't like it and I know most
    people don't either.  Whatever happened here I think
    we can all guess, so *******************************
    
    Toru eventually had enough and logged off.  Ryang stood
    beside him when he regained conciousness in the real
    world.  She asked him why he looked so pale, but Toru
    just said that it was nothing.  Ryang then asked him
    if he finished all his works for the day, and Toru
    joked about her wanting to sleep beside him since she
    brought her blanket.  She blushed and Toru said that
    she's welcomed anytime.  He then teased Ryang a bit more
    and made her mad.  Ryang then gave Toru a chop behind
    his neck to punish him.  Eventually, when the lights
    in Level 7 dimmed, Ryang took her blanket and slept
    beside Toru.  Toru asked Ryang if was she going to
    leave Level 7.  Ryang replied that she's a fighter
    and would definitely stay.  However, according to
    Ryang, QuWong had predicted the end of Level 7.  They
    then talked for some time and Toru said that he would
    think a way to help Ryang escape.  Ryang called Toru
    and idiot then explained that Level 7 was like a
    second home to her and she would not run away during
    its end.  Toru asked Ryang where she was before
    then, and Ryang said that she escaped to Level 7 at
    the age of 10.  She said that QuWong had brought
    Genha and her and escaped into this underground city.
    She then said that before she came here she used
    to live in a cabin in the mountains with a gorgeous
    stream flowing beside it.  Suddenly, a vision of
    the cabin and Ryang's past flashed through Toru's
    head as Ryang talked about her life in the cabin.
    Toru wondered how these visions got into his
    mind.  Then, when Ryang was talking about QuWong,
    her illness suddenly relapsed.  To calm her down,
    Toru kissed Ryang.  Ryang then asked Toru to not
    leave her alone, and he agreed.  Ryang then said
    that she don't want to forget about Toru and hugged
    him as she cried.
    
    After Ryang had calmed down, Toru said that he would
    go get her medicine.  Ryang then asked him to stay with
    her for thirty minutes.  Ryang then said that there's
    no remedy for her illness and the medicine was only a
    tranquilizer.  She then explained that she would lose
    a part of her memory when her illness relapsed.  Ryang
    cried and told Toru that he is the best tranquilizer
    there is and she would never forget about him.  They
    then hugged each other for the whole night.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [12. RUN AWAY TRIP]
    
    The next day, Toru woke up and headed outside for some
    fresh air.  He met Genha who was ready to go on a real
    world mission.  After Genha and his men left, Toru walked
    over and talked to QuWong.  QuWong thanked Toru for
    helping Ryang.  He then said that Ryang is like a sister
    to him.  After some chatting, QuWong walked away and
    Toru went back to his room.  Suddenly, the alarm sounded
    and woke Ryang.  Toru immediately took a neuro-jack and
    dove in.
    
    After diving in, Toru asked QuWong what was wrong.  QuWong
    told him that probes have entered the area and they must
    be destroyed before they escape.  After wiping out all the
    willis probes, QuWong told Toru that he can log out.  Toru
    said that he still has something to do and QuWong allowed
    him to stay in the cyber world.  Toru headed towards the
    room where Ayane and the rest of the captives were kept.
    When he arrived, he saw that Ayane had suffered severe
    beatings and ********.  Toru thought that this was just
    too cruel, but he remembered that he joined the army to
    avenge for his friend, Yuuya.  Ayane then asked Toru, with
    her faint voice, to kill her.  Toru was angry at Genha for
    doing this and was about to destroy the collar.  However,
    he remembered that if Ayane escaped then she would inform
    the army of the location of the terrorist base.  When he
    was doubting about what he should do, Ayane told Toru
    that Genha had been leaking out security information.  Toru
    was surprised and asked Ayane about what it could be
    about.  Ayane said that she didn't know and said that Genha
    is bringing his own destruction.  Now that she can forsee
    the destruction of the terrorists, she said that she was
    tired of living and wish a quick death.
    
    {Choice 1: Do not release Ayane.}
    
    Toru turned his back to Ayane, then he heard QuWong's
    voice.  QuWong formed his blade and said that he will
    deal with what Toru could not do.  He then told Toru
    to come to the command room afterwards.  Hearing this,
    Toru left the room and logged off.
    
    {Choice 2: Release Ayane.}
    
    Toru destroyed the collar and carried her so she could
    escape.  Just then, Toru heard QuWong's voice.  QuWong
    summoned his blade and started destroying the collars.
    Toru was puzzled, then QuWong told him that true warriors
    will decide on their own responsibility.  He then told
    Toru that his decision was to release these mistreated
    captives and asked Toru to take Ayane out of the zone
    of interference.  QuWong then told Toru to come to the
    command room after he finished his task to discuss
    something important.
    
    {This choice will not affect the ending.}
    
    That very night, Toru arrived at the command room and
    saw QuWong practicing kungfu.  They then talked about
    some topics regarding martial arts, and QuWong told him
    about someone who once defeated him in person.  After
    the casual talk, QuWong asked Toru to take Ryang and
    flee.  He said that they can flee using the continental
    railway and meet up with his comrades from afar.  After
    some talking, Toru finally accepted the mission.
    However, he asked about Ryang's illness before he left.
    QuWong told Toru that before the brainwashing chip was
    developed, the army made extensive research on topics
    regarding the brain.  He then said that Ryang and Genha
    were test subjects who suffered from the experiments.
    He said that Ryang suffers from memory loss while Genha
    suffers from abnormal behavior.  Toru asked if they
    were implanted with the brainwashing chip.  QuWong said
    that they weren't but they were implanted with special
    chips. They then talked about other things including a
    special heir to QuWong's ideologies.  Afterwards, QuWong
    saw that the time was late and told Toru it was time to
    leave.  Toru left the command room and went back to
    prepare for the mission.
    
    The next day, Toru and Ryang boarded the train and sat
    in the third class cabins.  Toru then told Ryang that
    they will be going to the first class cabins after they
    transfered trains, which was a surprise to Ryang.  He
    explained that they are imposed as a newly wed couple so
    they got the special offer.  Even though she blushed,
    Ryang was still glad that she came out on a vacation with
    Toru.  Ryang was complaining that they won't be going
    to the beach, but Toru took out his neuro-jack and
    told Ryang that he had already arranged a cyber beach
    program for two people.  Ryang eventually accepted the
    offer and they both dove in.
    
    {Choice 1: Visit the normal beach program.}
    
    When they arrived, they were already wearing swin
    suits.  Toru told Ryang that she's cute wearing
    those.  After some talking, Toru helped Ryang
    put some sunscreens on her (as for the details,
    CENSORED!!!!!) while they talk about cyber physics.
    
    {Choice 2: Use the cyber item, rope.}
    
    Well, all I can say is, CENSORED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    {This choice will not affect the ending.}
    
    When they were about to kiss each other, a voice
    interrupted them.  Toru was shocked to hear a third
    person's voice in a room that was set for only two
    people.  The voice apologized and said that it was
    an urgent message.  Toru thought a bit and concluded
    that the person was Bachelor!  Bachelor admitted
    his identity and showed Toru and Ryang a video of
    Genha and Reika secretly meeting each other.  In the
    video, Genha sold information to Reika while she
    provided him with money and a new identity to form
    his own group.  Ryang was mad after seeing the video
    and Toru suggested that they should inform QuWong
    immediately.  However, Bachelor said that they
    had already blocked the communication to that whole
    area.  Toru tried to call QuWong but it failed to
    connect.  Bachelor suggested that they head back
    after reaching the end of the current train.  After
    some talking, Bachelor said that they should log
    off since the train was about to reach the station.
    Hearing this, Toru and Ryang logged off from the
    cyber world and returned to the real world.
    
    Toru looked at his watch and saw that there were
    only fifteen minutes before they'd reach the station.
    Toru told Ryang to go on alone and he will go back
    by himself.  Ryang then said that she'd go back
    as well.  They argued for a bit and Toru was finally
    persuaded.  He told Ryang that she can go back with
    him.  They then left the seat and found the captain
    of the train.  With some means, they made the train
    return to where they came from.  They also were able
    to acquire a private first class room while the train
    would take two hours to return.
    
    Ryang was surprised about the first class private
    cabin.  Toru said that it was for newly weds, and
    Ryang asked Toru about their marriage in the future.
    ********Blah blah blah blah blah, CENSORED!!!!!****
    **************************************************
    ***********
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [13. ESCAPE]
    
    When Toru and Ryang arrived back at the city, they
    sneaked past the soldiers through the park and arrived
    at a public plug near the trees.  Toru told Ryang that
    he will surely return and logged in.
    
    After Toru arrived at the cyber base of Fei-Tao, he
    immediately called QuWong and asked him how the current
    situation was.  QuWong told Toru that his men are fighting
    Genha's troops in front of the security core.  They are also
    fighting with Genha's men in the real world.  He then asked
    Toru to support the cyber troops.  Toru said that he understood
    and started heading west until he met up with some of Genha's
    men.  Toru took them out without much effort.  After taking
    out two groups more of Genha's men, Ryang called in and told
    Toru that all of the gates were unlocked and the army and
    V.S.S are rushing in.  QuWong told Toru that his men had
    reached the security core while in real world they were
    trying to capture the command room.  Just then, Ryang warned
    Toru about incoming army shmicrams amd willis.  Toru fought
    against them and easily turned them into scrap metal.
    
    When Toru finally met some terrorist shmicrams, Ryang told
    him that these are their friends.  The terrorists told them
    that Genha had captured the security core, and Toru told
    them to leave quickly.  After they left, Ryang told Toru
    that V.S.S shmicrams are coming.  After taking care of a
    wave of V.S.S shmicrams, that unknown pilot from V.S.S
    appeared.  After a fierce fight, Toru finally destroyed
    that shmicram.
    
    Toru finally entered the security core.  He saw Genha
    inside and called him a traitor.  They got into a real
    tough battle, and Toru finally defeated Genha.  Afterwards,
    QuWong told they have taken control in the command room,
    while Ryang begged QuWong to log off immediately.  However,
    QuWong said that it was too late and he has some company.
    After hearing the sound of a gunshot, QuWong's image
    disappeared.
    
    In the command room, soldiers lined up with their guns
    facing QuWong.  Commander Gondo appeared behind them
    and asked QuWong where he took the experiment subject.
    QuWong was silent, so Gondo threatened him.  QuWong then
    started laughing, and Gondo said that QuWong is crazy.
    A flash appeared before their eyes and all of the soldiers
    in front of Gondo fell to the ground, dead cold.  Gondo
    was frightened and QuWong explained that it is the laser
    automatic defence system.  Even though injured, QuWong
    was still able to knock down Gondo's gun and grabbed
    Gondo's neck with his hand.  Gondo tried to get QuWong
    to let him go, but with a snap QuWong crushed his neck
    and threw him to the ground.  QuWong then walked to
    the control panel and told Toru that the base will
    self destruct in three minutes and asked him to get
    everyone out.  When Ryang heard this, she told QuWong
    to leave immediately.  QuWong didn't say much to her,
    but he told Toru that Toru had won the battle for
    the truth about the brainwashing chip and asked him
    to take care of Ryang.  The connection was then cut
    and Toru logged off.  What awaited them was a huge
    explosion from the underground base.  It made the
    night look as if it was day.  All Toru could do is
    to hold Ryang while she moans for the loss of QuWong.
    
    Suddenly, Toru heard a click behind his back and
    someone telling him not to move.  He then felt a gun
    pointed right behind the back of his head.  The voice
    then told him to hold up his hand and then Toru's
    body was thoroughly checked to ensure that he had no
    weapons.  Afterwards, Toru turned around and found
    that it was Captain Yagisawa.  They talked for a
    bit, then Captain Yagisawa said that Sasagiri would
    be sad in his grave.  Toru then asked Captain Yagisawa
    about how did he knew about Toru's adopted father.
    Toru tried to find Captain Yagisawa's connection with
    his adopted father, and only found that he had been
    watching over them since Toru was adopted.  Captain
    Yagisawa then asked Toru to surrender.  Minori appeared
    and also tried to convince Toru to surrender.  Ryang
    yelled and said that they would never surrender.  Captain
    Yagisawa sighed and put away his gun.  He then asked
    Toru to have a shmicram match with him.  If Toru could
    win, then he would let both Toru and Ryang go and would
    not pursue them.  If Toru lost, then they would have
    to surrender.  Even though both Minori and Ryang did
    not like the idea due to their own reasons, Toru still
    accepted the offer and he and Captain Yagisawa both
    dove in.
    
    After diving in, Yagisawa said that it had been a long
    time since he could be in a shmicram fight.  Ryang then
    warned Toru about Captain Yagisawa, saying that he had
    mastered the true art of the martial arts.  QuWong's
    words to Toru appeared and Toru knew who he was talking
    about.  Before the fight, Toru asked Captain Yagisawa
    about him and QuWong.  Captain Yagisawa avoided the
    question and started the fight.
    
    {Win.}
    Ryang was very happy that Toru had won.  When he logged
    off, Ryang immediately jumped and hugged him.  Captain
    Yagisawa then told him about his agreement with QuWong
    and Toru's adopted father.  He said that they all knew
    the truth, but chose to walk different paths.  He then
    told Toru to head north and go past the lake since there
    are no guards stationed there.  As Toru and Ryang left
    the park, all they could hear was Minori questioning
    about what Toru would do in the future.
    
    ENDING: Ryang
    
    {Lose.}
    
    Toru's shmicram exploded and his mind faded into darkness
    as he logged off.  Toru then heard Ryang crying and calling
    his name.  He then told Ryang that he's alive.  Captain
    Yagisawa took out his gun again and said that it was time
    for them to surrender.  Ryang then told Toru to run away,
    but before they could move Captain Yagisawa fired his gun.
    Ryang fell to the ground, and Toru got very angry.  He
    then dragged himself and tried to attack Captain Yagisawa.
    He was then shot in the stomach and fell to the ground,
    unconcious.  Toru thought that it was time for him to
    join Yuuya and Akira, then closed his eyes.
    
    ENDING: LOST MEMORY
    
    <ENDINGS>
    
    [14. RYANG]
    
    Condition: Defeat Yagisawa in ESCAPE.
    
    After Toru and Ryang both escaped to the former headquarters of
    Steppen Wolf, Ryang's memory loss suddenly came over her.  In
    order to help her, Toru and Ryang had *cough* to counter the
    memory loss.  The next day, as Toru woke up, there was no
    one beside him.  Just as he was thinking that, he saw Ryang.
    Toru was overjoyed.  They then both stepped out to meet their
    new life.
    
    END
    
    [14. LOST MEMORY]
    
    Condition: Loses to Yagisawa in ESCAPE.
    
    Toru served several years of sentence and had returned to the
    city where everything began.  What was awaiting him was the
    reconstruction of buildings over his old home.  V.S.S changed
    everything.  It was there he met Ryang, who had forgotten
    everything.  Toru tried to call her out loud, but the newly
    implanted chip of recorrection gave him an electric shock for
    doing so.  Toru continued trying, but what he could see before
    he faints (or dies) from the shock was Ryang leaving with
    President Reika.
    
    END
    
    [f. Bachelor's Branch]
    
    Condition: Tukina and Ryang's story branch must be completed.
    
    [5. HACKING]
    
    Condition: In WIRED GHOST, after returning to base pick
    choice 1 to dive, if you see Renn then pick choice 2 to avoid
    her.  After logging off pick choice 2 to enter the military.
    In FEMALE SOLDIER, when four choices comes up, pick the second
    one to go out with Minori.  Pick choice 2 to not return to
    the base immediately.  In MOP UP, pick choice 1 to fight Bachelor.
    Beat Bachelor up.  After returning from cyber space, for the next
    two choices pick choice 2.  On the computer, pick the second
    choice from the bottom.  That's Yagisawa's file.  Then, pick
    the second choice to avoid confronting Ayane.  In HACKING, beat
    up both Yosuke and Yagisawa to lure Bachelor out.  Beat Bachelor,
    and you will be right on the route.
    
    After returning from the cyber training room, Captain Yagisawa
    said that it was the second time and left.  Yosuke and Kaira
    then walked over and tried to guess who the hacker was.  They
    eventually left as well.  Minori walked over and asked Toru
    why did he challenge Captain Yagisawa.  He told her that he
    was just curious.  When she was about to ask more questions,
    Toru said that he was tired and left the room.
    
    That very night, Toru returned a third time to the database
    room.  He logged in with the ID card Tukina gave him, then
    he found that all of the data are now changed to the word
    'Backelor.'  When he selected one, Toru heard Bacelor's voice.
    He then asked Bachelor what was Bachelor doing.  Bachelor then
    tried to convince Toru not to try to hack into the army database.
    Bachelor even mentioned about him getting the access card from
    Tukina.  Toru asked Bachelor how did he knew about that, then
    Bachelor replied that he has been checking him up lately.  Toru
    got mad and yelled at Bachelor for spying on him.  Bachelor gave
    him a heart and told Toru not to say it like that.  They then
    talked about the practice battles, and Toru mentioned about
    having a real fight with Bachelor.  Bachelor immediately denied
    the idea.  They talked for a bit, then somehow mentioned about
    something that had happened eight years ago.  Soon, the conversation
    was over and Bachelor disconnected.  Toru erased his traces and
    then headed back to his room.
    
    Toru logged onto the chatroom after he returned to his room.
    Tukina appeared and asked him how was his findings.  Toru mentioned
    to her about Bachelor and she was surprised.  She then said a few
    things about Bachelor and it seemed as if she did not like him.
    Toru asked her why she was acting this way, and Tukina seemed to
    have thougth that Bachelor was gay and wanted to get into relationship
    with Toru (whcih is the reason why she did not like Bachelor).  A
    picture of Bachelor then popped up in Toru's mind - a thirty year
    old gay person sitting in front of the computer.  After some chatting,
    they lied down on the grass and talked about the revenge.  It seemed
    that Tukina did not like the idea about Toru sacrificing his own life
    for Yuuya's revenge.  They got into a little argument, then Tukina
    said that it must have been because of her training that made her thought
    up some weird ideas.  She said that she had killed many people after
    joining V.S.S.  Toru agreed that the same happened to him as well.
    After another short conversation, Toru's call machine rang.  He
    picked it up and found that it was Minori notifying him that there
    was someone hacking Mercury Technologies.  It seemed that Tukina got
    the same call as well.  They then both logged off from the chatroom.
    
    Toru arrived at the battle station and found someone on the screen
    behind Captain Yagisawa.  He noticed that it was the cyber security
    chief officer of Mercury Technologies.  He then looked at the screen
    and was shocked to see Bachelor's name right on the wall of the cyber
    institute.  Captain Yagisawa asked the officer about the current
    situation.  The officier replied that no one was injured and the
    hacker was drivern away by V.S.S.  After some chatting about the
    damages, the officer hung up.  Captain Yagisawa then dismissed
    everyone.  Minori, Yosuke, and Kaira all went back to sleep.  Captain
    Yagisawa then told Toru that Bachelor sure made a big commercial for
    leaving that on the wall of the frontier of technologies.  Toru
    then asked Captain Yagisawa if he knew about Bachelor.  Captain Yagisawa
    did not want to tell Toru at first, but he eventually told Toru what
    he knew.  He told TOru that eight years ago while he was still a
    shmicram pilot, several database were severely assualted.  Toru asked
    him if it was done by Bachelor, but Captain Yagisawa said that there
    was no proof.  However, he did mention that Bachelor was the one
    with the highest possibility.  In the end, Captain Yagisawa said that
    the only thing they could do now is to wait for Bachelor to appear.
    He then told Toru that Toru should go sleep.  Toru said he understood
    and left the battle station.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [6. INTERRUPT]
    
    Toru stood outside the base the next day and thought about what Bachelor
    said.  When he laid down on the grass and closed his eyes, Minori walked
    over and they talked about the recent situations.  Toru asked her if she
    was worried about what happened at Mercury Technologies, but she replied
    saying that the terrorists troubled her even more.  Suddenly, Minori
    talked about a betrayer leaking army secrets and tensed up the
    conversation.  They talked for a bit, then the alarm sounded.  After
    hearing the announcement, Minori and Toru rushed to the battle station.
    
    Upon entering, they were greeted by Captain Yagisawa.  From him, Toru knew
    that it was a terrorist attack on both the real and cyber world on an army
    supply base.  Just then, Minori saw several officers dead on the screen.
    Captain Yagisawa explained that they were killed by terrorist willis.
    After a little conversation with Captain Yagisawa and Ayane, Toru got into
    his console and dove in.
    
    Upon entering, Ayane immediately left Toru behind to chase after the
    terrorists.  Toru immediately went after her, but was blocked by a group
    of terrorists.  After taking care of them, Toru chased after Ayane and
    headed south.  He then bumped into another group of terrorists but
    defeated them very easily.  After the fight, Toru asked Minori where was
    Ayane located.  Minori told him that Ayane was just further south.  After
    Toru reached there, he found Ayane fighting with some terrorists.  He
    joined in and they took out those terrorists very easily.  Afterwards,
    Toru told Ayane not to go alone, but she did not listen.  She just went
    further south, so Toru continued following her.  They then bumped into
    yet another wave of terrorists, but after the fight Ayane told Toru not
    to follow her.  Toru yelled back and continued following her.  When he
    reached the next room, Toru heard Minori warn Ayane not to go into a
    room due to the fact that many terrorists are lurking in there.  toru
    tried to get there as fast as he could, but he was blocked by two waves
    of terrorists and could not make it before Ayane was defeated.  When
    Toru entered that room where Ayane was, all he could see was Ayane's
    shmicram exploding.  But at least, Ayane seemed to be alive.  Just then,
    Toru saw a black figure in front of him.  After a closer look, he
    realized that it was the black shmicram he saw that fought the white
    shmicram. Minori called in saying that Ayane could not abort.  The
    black shmicram disarmed and a tall, skinny figure appeared.  Toru
    pointed his gun at the guy, but that terrorist threatened Toru that he
    would kill Ayane if Toru tried to shoot him.  Ayane tried to tell Toru to
    not worry about her, but she was kicked in the stomach and could not
    say a word.  The guy then started violating Ayane (detailed will not
    be stated, just the interesting fact that there were words that were
    censored in an adult game....hmm....).  Ayane then told Toru to shoot
    no matter what.  Minori was also frightened by what was happening.
    Toru backed down, then the guy started ****************** and was about
    to ***********************.  Ayane then yelled at Toru and asked him to
    kill her so she would not be further violated.  Toru could not hold back
    anymore, so he charged and tried to smash the guy with his shmicram.
    The guy, however, dodged the hit as if he was a wild animal.  The
    guy got very mad and ordered four of his men and trapped Toru in the
    center.  Just when they charged at Toru, they suddenly stopped.
    Minori then called in saying that the security system had returned
    to normal and the black ice traps covered all area surrounding Toru.
    the four shmicram were then carried into the air and were destroyed.
    The skinny guy then yelled at someone named Ryang and asked her why
    had the security core returned to normal.  A mysterious girl replied back
    saying that she also did not know who took control of the security system.
    A mysterious man then called in ordering the skinny guy to retreat.
    During this break, Toru aimed his gun at the skinny guy, but the guy
    dodged the shot.  The guy yelled at Toru, then he called out his
    shmicram and retreated.  Just when Toru was about to chase after the
    guy, Bachelor called in and told Toru not to chase after him.  Bachelor
    then entered the room and started talking with Toru.  Toru seemed to be
    not so pleased about what happened, so Bachelor tried to leave.  Toru
    told Bachelor to hold it, but then Bachelor said that he would only
    truly fight with Toru when the perfect stage was set.  Bachelor then
    disappeared from Toru's presence.  Minori asked Toru what was going
    on, and Toru was surprised that their conversation was not blocked
    this time.  Captain Yagisawa then asked Toru if it was Bachelor, and
    Toru replied positive.  Captain Yagisawa then told Toru to return.
    Toru followed his orders and logged off.
    
    When Toru met up with his comrades, he heard Kaira compained about
    how one hacker defeated the whole terrorist group and it made them
    look useless.  Minori asked Toru who was that hacker, and Toru told
    her that it was one of his former friends.  Kaira was surprised to
    see Toru being one of Bachelor's friend, and Toru was surprised that
    she knew about Bachelor.  Yosuke budged into the conversation and
    told Toru that everyone in the business knew Bachelor.  He then
    talked a little bit about Bachelor and how mysterious and skilled
    he was.  They then ended the conversation on Bachelor and started
    talking about what happened to Ayane.  Yosuke even apologized for
    being late.  He looked at Ayane, only to see her telling the medics
    to let go.  Seeing this, Toru's heart ached lik the time when Yuuya
    died.  Ayane then got into an argument with the medics and tried to
    leave.  When she walked pass Toru, she suddenly fell but was caught
    by Toru.  She swung her hand and got her arm out of Toru's grip.
    Captain Yagisawa then walked over and ordered Ayane to visit the
    medical room immediately.  Hearing this, Ayane fell on the medical
    bed and was taken away.  Captain Yagisawa then told Toru to come
    to his office.  They then left the battle station.
    
    In the captain's office, Toru told Captain Yagisawa all he knew
    about Bachelor.  When Toru asked Captain Yagisawa for his punishment,
    Captain Yagisawa just said that Bachelor must be arrested.  Toru then
    asked the captain if he could lure Bachelor out since Bachelor was
    clearly only targetting him.  Captain Yagisawa immediately refused
    the proposal and explained to Toru that he was a public servant
    right now.  He then told Toru that the intelligence bureau will
    take care of tracking down Bachelor.  He also explained that in
    the end they may still need confront Bachelor if needed.  After
    the conversation, Captain Yagisawa said that Toru must be tired
    from the battle and told him to rest.  Toru siad he understood and
    left the room.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [7. RAID]
    
    Several days had passed since the incident.  Toru woke up and plugged in
    his neuro-jack to check his messages.  Toru then thought about what
    Captain Yagisawa said and decide to try contacting Bachelor by himself.
    Since he was off duty for the day, Toru headed towards the bar he used to
    hang out in.
    
    After some information searching, Toru got a few leads towards Bachelor.
    Then, he saw Minori entering the bar.  Toru stood up and greeted Minori.
    She told him that she followed him here.  They talked about Bachelor,
    then Toru agreed that he will not risk dueling Bachelor on his own.
    Minori said that she was glad and tried to cheer him up.  Suddenly,
    the call machine sounded and they heard from Captain Yagisawa to return
    to the base immediately.  Toru asked if it was Bachelor, and Captain
    Yagisawa said it was.  He then said that he had no time to explain
    and asked them to hurry up.  Toru said he understood and told Minori
    that he recieved an emergency call for them to return to the base.
    They then got onto the car and drove back to the base.
    
    When they entered the battle station, the others had already dove in.
    Toru asked Captain Yagisawa what was happening, and Captain Yagisawa
    replied that Bachelor broke into the base with a group of willis and
    was sabotaging the communication system.  After further explaination,
    Toru said that he understood and walked over to his console.  After
    everything was prepared, Captain Yagisawa ordered him to start diving
    in.  Toru then dove into the cyber world.
    
    Upon entering, he met Kaira and helped her out in cleaning the willis.
    Afterwards, Kaira told Toru that Ayane chased after Bachelor and asked
    him to go help her.  Toru then started to look for Ayane and Bachelor.
    After clearing three waves of willis, Toru walked into an intersection.
    Suddenly, four Minoris appeared in his communication line and each told
    him a different location of Bachelor.  Toru thought for a bit, then
    told all four Minoris that she will be coming to his room tonight after
    the battle is finished.  Only one Minori was surprised and got her face
    all red.  Toru then ask the real Minori to lead him to Bachelor.  The
    other three disappeared.  Minori tried to explain that he doesn't have
    that kind of relationship with Toru, then Toru told her that it was just
    his plan to find the real her.  For three seconds Minori's face stayed
    still, then her face collapsed and told Toru that he was so cruel.
    Toru then asked her where was Bachelor, and she told him that Bachelor
    was lurking around the north where the practice rooms are located at.
    After heading that way, Bachelor told TOru that he was smart for thinking
    something like that.  Bachelor then told Toru that he should hurry since
    the warm up battle was about to be over.  Toru was surprised by what
    Bachelor was talking about, then Minori called in and told Toru that
    Ayane was currently fighting with Bachelor.  Toru swore (the s*** word)
    and headed towards Bachelor at full speed.
    
    Along the way, Toru took out another group of willis.  When he arrived
    in the room, Ayane only had less than 10% armor left and Bachelor told
    her to back down.  Toru then moved towards them and told Ayane that he
    shall take care of Bachelor.  Minori also said that it was too dangerous
    for Ayane to continue fighting.  Ayane finally backed down and left the
    room.  Bachelor then told Toru that Ayane wasn't enough to fill him up.
    Hearing this, Toru told Bachelor that he shall be more than enough for
    Bachelor to handle.  Bachelor laughed and they started the duel.
    
    After his armor was drained to less than 200, Bachelor started laughing.
    Toru asked Bachelor why did he laught, and Bachelor replied saying that
    he hadn't had such fun in a long time.  Just when they were about to
    continue their fight, Captain Yagisawa arrived with his *very beat up*
    shmicram and told Toru that it was destiny for him to confront Bachelor
    again.  Bachelor then said that it had been 7 or 8 years since he last
    heard of Captain Yagisawa.  After their talking was done, they entered
    battle position and started fighting each other.  Toru tried to get
    inbetween them, but Minori told him that they are surrounded by a
    barrier to prevent others from entering the ring.  Minori tried to
    stop the fight, but whatever she did it was no use.  In the end, Captain
    Yagisawa's shmicram exploded.  Bachelor's shmicram was also heavily
    damaged.  Toru then yelled at Bachelor for killing the captain, but
    Bachelor said that Toru was so cruel for accusing him since Captain
    Yagisawa was still alive.  Toru then said that it was wrong to set
    up the barrier to prevent them from stopping the fight.  Bachelor
    said something and then logged off.  The barrier disappeared as well.
    Minori then told Toru that the intruder had left and could not be
    traced.  Toru then logged off as well.
    
    Toru headed to the medical room to see Ayane.  Apparently, no one
    died from this raid by Bachelor.  However, the base ended up half
    paralyzed from the attack.  Toru then talked with Ayane, but her
    pride was damaged from the battle.  All Toru could do was to comfort
    her.  When Toru walked out of the room, he met Minori standing
    outside.  She told him that she was here for the captain.  They then
    walked towards the room where the captain was resting and Toru greeted
    him.  Captain Yagisawa then told Toru that it will take him three
    weeks to heal.  Toru asked Captain Yagisawa about his first encounter
    with Bachelor.  Captain Yagisawa told him that he would be listening
    to some military secrets and asked Toru if he was ready.  Toru told
    him that he was.  Captain Yagisawa then asked Toru if he knew about the
    incident eight years ago.  Toru waved his head, and Captain Yagisawa
    told Toru that he was chasing after Bachelor not long before that very
    incident.  He told Toru that many civilians and his men who chased after
    Bachelor died in the cruel incident.  Captain Yagisawa then told Toru
    to come closer.  Toru moved closer and Captain Yagisawa whispeared to
    Toru about a triple A level tracking device.  Toru whispeared back
    asking how did Captain Yagisawa get a permission so quickly.  Captain
    Yagisawa said that he did not have one.  Captain Yagisawa then asked
    Toru to find Bachelor in the real world with that tracking device.
    He told him that it was purely his personal judgement.  Toru asked
    Captain Yagisawa for his reason, but Captain Yagisawa did not tell
    him why.  Toru then told Captain Yagisawa that he shall do his best
    to persuade Bachelor.  Captain Yagisawa told Toru that he shall be
    counting on Toru.  When the conversation ended, Toru left the room.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [8. LITTLE GENIUS]
    
    Several days later, Toru arrived at the edge of the slums where no
    one lived at.  Toru wondered if Bachelor really lived in this old
    section of the city.  Toru checked his gun and headed towards where
    the tracking device indicated as Bachelor's last dive point.  When
    Toru arrived at the building, the door opened and a teenager walked
    out of the building.  He took some food and fed the stray cats around
    the area.  Toru looked at his face and found Bachelor to be a bishounen.
    Toru then recalled what Tukina said about Bachelor being a homosexual
    and made a sound.  The teen noticed it and asked if anyone was around.
    Toru walked out and greeted him, and when the teen saw Toru's
    face he was shocked.  Toru tried to talk to the teen, but he just
    asked Toru what did Toru want.  Toru was confused, then the teen said
    a sentence that included Toru's full name.  Toru asked the teen how
    did the teen knew about his name.  The teen then admits that he is
    Bachelor.  Toru could not believe that a kid was Bachelor.  When
    Bachelor heard Toru's mumbling, he told Toru that he is an adult.
    Bachelor then asked Toru how was the functioning of the intelligence
    gureau right now with a smirk.  Toru and Bachelor talked for a bit,
    then Bachelor lead Toru to his home.
    
    When Toru entered Bachelor's home, he was surprised by how much
    electronic equipment there were inside.  toru asked Bachelor did
    he have any family living with him.  Bachelor replied that his
    family are the cats outside.  Suddenly, a big machine in the
    corner asked Bachelor who was the guest.  Bachelor told the machine
    that the guest was Toru from Steppen Wolf.  The machine then
    told Toru its name was Werewolf and the fact that it is Bachelor's
    personal AI.  Bachelor explained that he made the AI by customizing
    a level C old computer.  Nowadays, personal AI is one of the ultimate
    goal of people.  Bachelor, with his skills, made one on his own with
    an old machine model.  Bachelor suddenly asked Toru what did he
    want and the air tensed up.  Toru told Bachelor that he was here
    today to give a warning.  They got into an argument and Bachelor
    argued that wasn't what Toru did a year ago just like what he
    did now.  Toru went silent and just said that the army would
    arrest him if he doesn't stop.  Bachelor then said that if the
    army could catch him then they would have done so eight years ago.
    They continued arguing and in the end Bachelor told Toru to leave.
    As Bachelor tried to push Toru out, Toru grabbed Bachelor's hands
    and hold Bachelor close to himself.  Suddenly, he found something
    small, but soft and bouncy on Bachelor's chest as they got close
    to each other.  Bachelor's hat then fell and what Toru saw now is
    just a teenage girl standing in front of him.  Bachelor's eyes
    dimmed and she just stood there as Toru left.
    
    In the battle station, Kaira complained about everything.  She
    said that what they are going to do when the captain and half
    of the team got hospitalized, the equipment is neavily damaged,
    and the consoles are broken.  Kaira, Yosuke, Minori, and Toru were
    in the battle station tuning their consoles.  After the attack
    by Bachelor, the consoles started to break down very easily.
    They talked for a bit, then Ayane entered the room and said that
    she was released from the hospital.  They talked for a while
    about Bachelor, then suddenly the alarm sounded.  Yosuke asked
    Minori if it was Bachelor again, but Minori told him that this
    time it was the terrorists from Fei-Tao.  Commander Gondo then
    used the broadcast to order all units to launch into battle.
    They looked at the screen to find several terrorists heading
    close to the security core.  Toru and Ayane then got onto their
    console and prepared to dive in.  When the order finally arrived,
    they dove into the cyber space.
    
    After Toru and Ayane dove in, they were ordered to guard a three
    way intersection.  Kaira called and warned them about incoming
    terrorists.  Ayane suggested that they seperate and guard the
    two sides where the enemy are coming from.  Toru told her not
    to die, and Ayane told him that she understood.  When Toru finally
    got into position, Minori called and warned him that the terrorists
    are already there.  After Toru took care of the terrorists, Minori
    told both him and Ayane to retreat to the since the main terrrorist
    troop is heading their way.  They retreated and got into position
    for the incoming terrorists.  After wiping the first wave of terrorists,
    both Ayane and Toru's shmicrams are heavily damaged.  When they finally
    got the permission to log out, they failed to do so.  Toru immediately
    told Minori to abort them, but she could not do so as well.  Just then,
    a voice called out and Genha with his men appeared in front of them.
    Genha then told them to surrender and be his captive.  Minori originally
    thought it was a better idea than dying, but when Genha told them what
    he was going to do to his captives the idea was immediately terminated.
    Then, Genha told Minori to strip and he will give time for Toru and Ayane
    to run.  Just when Minori was about to take off her clothing, Kaira and
    Yosuke lead a bunch of willis into the room and started firing at Genha.
    Toru and Ayane used this chance and ran away.  They ran to Bachelor's
    little arena she made in the base and escaped inside.  The gate was then
    tightly shut.  Genha yelled outside about stuff he was going to do to
    them if they don't come out.  Ayane then suggested to Toru that he can
    take care of those six underlings while she lure Genha away so he could
    escape.  Toru told her not to do such a thing.  However, Ayane said that
    Genha killed her brother so she had to do it for her revenge.  Ayane thanked
    Toru for covering up for her for two times and tried to persuade Toru
    in leaving her with Genha.  Toru then told Ayane about his own revenge
    and they decided to take on Genha together.  When they exit the room,
    they noticed that only one terrorist shmicram appeared in front of them.
    It seemed that Genha was having a hard time with Bachelor's willis.
    After recieving a call from the main group, Genha retreated.  Ayane could
    not believe that they recieved help.  Bachelor then suddenly appeared
    in front of them and greeted them.  She told them that she could not
    let them die.  Just then, Genha reappeared in front of them.  To destroy
    those willis, Genha's shmicram had to take heavy damage.  Toru, Ayane,
    and Bachelor all pointed their guns at Genha.  Genha then started talking
    and said that he had heard of Bachelor before.  He then said that Bachelor
    is female whose body is late in its growth.  Bachelor yelled back but her
    voice started to shake.  Genha then told Bachelor that he will show her the
    taste of men and left when the three started shooting at him.  Minori called
    int to check if they are alright.  Bachelor immediately logged off before
    Toru could say something about her.  Kaira then told Toru that their
    console was finally fixed and they could finally abort.  Before they
    aborted, Ayane asked in a personal line about Bachelor being female.
    She told him yes and asked if she could keep this a secret.  Ayane
    said she got it, then they aborted from the cyber space.
    
    The next day, Toru went to Bachelor's place and they got into a long
    conversation.  During the conversation, Bachelor told Toru that Steppen
    Wolf was the best team she was ever in for those eight years.  They then
    got into an argument about things that happened after the team members
    were arrested.  They then got into some serious topics and it made Bachelor
    sad.  She then started hitting Toru and told him to go away.  Suddenly,
    they fell and Bachelor landed on top of Toru.  When she realized her position,
    Bachelor's cheek became all red.  She then said sorry and jumped up.  Toru
    then told Bachelor that he really don't want to kill her in a duel and started
    to leave.  Bachelor told Toru to wait and said that she won't talk about that
    anymore and asked if they are still friends.  Toru told her yes if she could
    keep her promise.  Bachelor then said that she will.  Toru then said that he
    might come visit again and left.
    
    When Toru returned to the base, he walked towards the medical room Captain
    Yagisawa was resting in and planned to report to him the latest news about
    bachelor.  He was then greeted by Minori and Ayane.  Minori asked Toru if
    he was here to visit the captain.  Toru said that he has something to report
    to Captain Yagisawa.  Minori then asked if it was about Bachelor.  Toru
    was shocked to see that the news had spread.  Minori then said about stuff
    that only Toru, Captain Yagisawa, and Ayane knew about.  Toru asked Ayane
    if she told Minori about it.  Ayane stared at Toru and told him that Minori
    looked at their conversation logs after the battle and knew everything they
    said.  Minori and Ayane basically said that they will do their best to help
    Toru.  Ayane then told Toru to go visit the captain before the visiting hours
    are over.  Toru then walked towards Captain Yagisawa's medical room.
    
    When Toru was near the room, he could hear voices from inside.  He took a
    peek from the door and saw President Reika and Commander Gondo inside.  Toru
    could hear them talking about things he did not quite understand.  He wondered
    if the captain had hid something away from him to prevent him from knowing.
    President Reika and Commander Gondo then urged Captain Yagisawa to capture the
    experiment subject as fast as possible and left the room.  Toru hid by the
    vending machine and was not noticed by the two.  Toru wondered what they
    were talking about regarding the experiment subject, then suddenly the
    broadcast announced that the visiting time was over and asked the visitors
    to leave.  Toru immediately ran towards captain's room and gave the information
    to the captain.  Captain Yagisawa said that he did well and asked Toru was
    there something wrong.  Toru said that it was nothing and immdeiately left
    the room.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [9. HELP]
    
    Several days passed without anything happening.  Toru and Yosuke were 
    patroling around the streets.  Suddenly, they saw a graffiti on the wall,
    addressed by Genha telling Bachelor to prepare herself.  They then talked
    for some bit about the day off tomorrow and continued patrolling the streets.
    
    The next day, Toru arrived at Bachelor's home.  They greeted each other, then
    Toru talked about what he saw the other day.  Bachelor didn't take the warning
    very seriously, but Toru tried to tell her to be careful.  Suddenly, Bachelor's
    AI started beeping warnings.  Bachelor asked Werewolf what was going on and
    the AI told her that two intruders are closing in.  Toru took out his gun, but
    Bachelor told him to wait since she had set up some traps.  Despite saying
    that, Bachelor's face was pale, just like any other girl would facing danger.
    Werewolf then told the two that the intruders are entering the first trap
    zone and the traps are activating.  Just then, Toru and Bachelor heard a
    woman's scream near the door and the AI told them that the intruders were
    caught.  Toru and Bachelor then walked near the door.  As they opened the
    door, Toru hold up his pistal and told the intruders to freeze.  Just then,
    Toru saw Minori and Ayane lifted upside down by the trap.  Minori asked Toru
    for help while Ayane threatened Toru to get her down right now.  Bachelor
    asked Toru if he knew about these two, and Toru Toru told her that they
    were his comrades.  They then released the rope and let the two women
    down.  Toru asked the two why were they here.  Minori told Toru that
    he was acting suspicous, while Ayane said that she tried to stop Minori from
    coming.  Toru then lead the two inside Bachelor's home.
    
    After they entered Bachelor's home, Minori asked Bachelor if she was truly
    Bachelor.  Bachelor then admits what she thought was true.  Then Ayane
    said that she could not believe that she was defeated by someone with such
    flat breasts.  Bachelor argued back and the air became quite tense.  Minori
    asked Toru what were they planning to do today.  Toru told her that they
    were just here to meet.  Minori then suggested that they go somewhere together.
    Toru said that he would like to go and asked Bachelor if she agrees.  Bachelor
    told him that she will follow his judgement.  They then head out and drove to
    the beach.
    
    One hour later, the group finally reached the beach.  Minori and Toru were
    talking while Bachelor and Ayane were dueling out seeing who was better at
    a beach sport.  Bachelor didn't last for long and asked to swtich with
    Minori.  She then sat beside Toru and told him how easily she get tired
    in the real world.  They talked for a bit, then Bachelor asked if Minori
    was Toru's girlfriend.  When Toru heard this, he was so surprised that he
    spat out what he was drinking.  He then told Bachelor that they were just
    comrades in the army.  Bachelor then told Toru that she actually envied
    Toru that he has all these friends.  Bachelor told Toru that because of
    her looks and smartness most people her age don't want to be with her.
    Toru told her that he would be her friend, but Bachelor asked him that
    in Steppen Wolf if they knew that she was so young, would they still
    accept her like they did.
    
    {Choice 1: Lie to her.}
    
    Bachelor scolded Toru for being sugar tongued.
    
    {Choice 2: Tell her the truth.}
    
    Bachelor scolded Toru for being so straight forward.  She told him that
    if he always say things like that to a girl he would not get very far.
    
    {Either way there's no difference.  I'm actually not sure if this part
    was written correctly.}
    
    Bachelor and Toru then talked about things that had happened starting
    from eight years ago that lead to how she was like now.  Toru then
    thought about the lonliness super genius tend to have.  Bachelor then
    said that no guy would like someone like her.  She then asked Toru
    would he like someone as flat chested as her.  Toru said that she would
    love to have a girlfriend such as her.  Bachelor then told him that she
    was glad.
    
    After finished talking, Bachelor and Toru heard Minori asking to switch
    immediately.  Bachelor told her that she will go switch immediately.  Before
    she left, she told Toru that eight years ago she had a friend who was the
    same age as her.  She was just as skilled as herself.  Toru asked if Bachelor
    knew who her friend was.  However, Bachelor said that they had already lost
    contact.  Afterwards, she ran towards where Ayane was and started the game
    again.  After some time, Ayane also got tired and asked Toru to switch.
    Toru agreed and stood up to play.  In the evening, they returned to the
    outside of the building where Bachelor's home was located in.  Bachelor
    thanked Toru for giving her so much fun today.  As Toru was about to leave,
    Bachelor called to him and asked him to come again.  Toru said he will and
    Bachelor said goodbye to him.
    
    The next day, Toru returned to the usual days of training and work.  In the
    battle station, Kaira asked Toru what he did during the day off.  Toru told
    her that he was tired from physical exercise.  When Kaira heard that, she
    seemed to have thought of the wrong thing and gave Toru a smirk.  Toru told
    her not to think such perverted thought.  Kaira then said that Ayane and
    Minori seemed to be quite tired as well.  Toru told her that it was not
    what she thought about and sat onto his own console.  Kaira then asked
    Toru what were the colors of Ayane and Minori's panties, and he actually
    answered the question.  However, he caught onto what Kaira was trying to
    do and yelled at her.  Kaira then said that Toru sure had fun getting his
    hands on two virgins.  Minori could not take it anymore and told them
    that it was time for patrol.  Toru and Kaira both said something to
    Minori and then dove into cyberspace.
    
    After they dove in, Kaira's shmicram seemed to have some control problems.
    She then logged off and told Toru she'll come back once she finished tuning.
    When Toru entered a critical area, several terrorists appeared in ambush.
    After taking care of them, he was then surrounded by a group of terrorists.
    When Toru thought that they were here today to get him, he heard a call
    from a mysterious man who said that they were not here to fight today.
    The man told Toru that he wish to talk to Toru.  Toru asked the man his
    identity, and the man told Toru that his name was QuWong and was the leader
    of Fei-Tao.  After he said that, a heavy-weight shmicram dove in.  After
    entering, QuWong asked Toru where Bachelor was hiding.  Toru tried to play
    dumb, but QuWong saw through him and told Toru that he was trying to save
    Bachelor, not to harm her.  Toru asked QuWong how would he save her if his
    men had already threatened her publicly.  QuWong apologized and told Toru
    that it was why he wanted to protect her.  Toru then told QuWong that it
    would be more like to imprison her, not to protect her.  QuWong told Toru
    that Bachelor is in danger and asked Toru if he understood about that.
    In the end, Toru still didn't say anything, and QuWong said that Toru
    still did not believe him in the end.  After he said that, his men
    pointed their guns at Toru.  Toru yelled at QuWong, but QuWong just told
    him to disarm and come with him.  After saying that it was his destiny,
    QuWong logged off.  Just when Toru said that it was quite unfair for
    all of them to gang up on a single shmicram, Kaira arrived and helped
    Toru in fighting the terrorists.  After they wiped out the terrorists,
    Toru thanked Kaira for helping him.  Kaira told him that she dove in
    when she heard that there were interference around the area.  She
    then told toru that the patrol is now over and they should log off.
    Before Toru logged off, he thought about how did QuWong knew Bachelor's
    true gender and could they have known each other in the past.
    
    After Toru returned to the real world, Minori asked Toru if he was
    alright.  Toru told her that he was fine thanks to Kaira.  He then
    told her about him seeing QuWong today.  Minori was surprised, and
    Toru explained to her about QuWong looking for Bachelor.  Minori
    then whispered to Toru and told him that she had searched the database
    about the incident eight years ago.  She told Toru that it was very
    cruel because there were several D.O.S attacks and thousands of people
    dying.  Toru was shocked since D.O.S attack was the worst neuro attack
    on the web.  Minori told Toru that in the army's report, Bachelor
    seemed to be the suspect of these attacks.  Toru agreed since Bachelor
    had the skills to do so.  However, Toru said that he did not believe
    Bachelor would do such a thing and left the battle station.  Minori
    asked him where he was going, and Toru replied saying that he was
    going to ask the captain about the truth.  Minori told Toru that the
    captain is released from the hospital tomorrow and not today.  Toru
    then said that if so he will go visit Bachelor.  Minori told him that
    he can't do that since he was still on duty.  Toru then asked Minori
    to help him, and she agreed.  Toru then walked away to prepare things.
    
    That very night, Toru arrived outside of Bachelor's home.  Toru pressed
    the door bell, then he heard Bachelor telling him to wait for her to get
    the door.  When the door opened, Toru noticed that Bachelor's face was
    quite pale.  He asked her what happened, and Bachelor lead Toru into
    her home to look at the security logs.  The AI informed Toru that several
    members of Fei-Tao had been sighted around the area.  On the image, Toru
    recognized the leader as Genha.  Toru asked Werewolf if he could pick up
    Genha's voice.  Werewolf said that he could try and Genha's voice was
    transmitted over.  It seemed that he and his men were trying to find where
    Bachelor was with a tracking device.  Genha then said that he was going
    to do the most cruel ***** and ****** once he gets his hands on Bachelor.
    Bachelor screamed telling them to stop but of course, her voice could
    not be heard by Genha.  She then asked Toru what should they do.  Toru
    told her to let Werewolf calculate the amount of time estimated for Genha
    to find where they are.  Bachelor asked Werewolf to calculate, then the
    AI told her that the estimated safe time would be four hours from now.
    Toru asked Werewolf if they could escape.  Werewolf told Toru that since
    the terrorists had placed road blocks around all the roads surrounding here,
    they only have 3% of chance of escaping.  Werewolf then told Toru that
    their best chance is to ask for outside help.  Toru then told Bachelor
    that they should ask help from the military, but Bachelor told him that
    the army would just think of her as a murderer.  After hearing this, Toru
    told Bachelor that there is one way out of here.  Bachelor asked him
    if what he said was true, and Toru told her that she must answer a question
    before he tells her the plan.  Toru asked Bachelor if she had caused the
    series of D.O.S attacks eight years ago.  Bachelor then asked Toru did he
    suspect her doing something like that.  Toru told Bachelor that he believed
    what she said.  Bachelor told Toru that she was not the one who caused
    those D.O.S attacks and begged Toru to believe her.  Toru said that he
    believed in what Bachelor said and took out his call device.  He called
    Tukina and asked her to come and help him.
    
    After he finished calling Tukina, Toru took Bachelor in his arms and
    comforted her.  Bachelor thanked Toru for coming and help.  Bachelor then
    told Toru her true feeling and how scared she was.  She then said that
    she was glad that Toru would come and help her.  Toru told Bachelor that
    he would always be glad to help a friend.  Bachelor then told Toru that
    the world outside the net is very scary to her.  Hearing this, Toru's
    heart ached for Bachelor's fear for the real world.  Bachelor then asked
    that she wondered if she truly exist.  She told Toru that all of her
    identity were created after she escaped a facility.  Toru told her that
    she does exist and hugged her deeper.  Bachelor then said that she knew
    nothing of her past except for her real name.  Toru wondered what Bachelor's
    real name was, and Bachelor told him that it was Hikaru Asakura.  Toru quietly
    said out Bachelor's name, and Bachelor's body began to shake.  Bachelor then
    asked Toru would he hear her wish.  Toru told her he would of course, then
    Bachelor's face blushed and started to look elsewhere.  After a long talk,
    she finally told Toru that she would like to experience a kiss before her
    death. Toru was surprised and they talked for a bit about.....stuff....  Toru
    then hugged Bachelor and told her that she was cute.  Just when they were
    about to kiss, a car horn sounded outside and they seperated.  Toru
    realized that it was Tukina and they headed outside.  Outside the building,
    a battered V.S.S vehicle stood there and Tukina urged them to get on quickly.
    After they got in, Toru asked her if she knew how to drive.  Tukina said
    that it was common sense and started driving.  They immediately hit the wall
    in the back and Toru asked Tukina if she hadn't got her license yet.  After
    some crazy driving they finally got to the main road.  When they saw the
    terrorists on the road, Tukina tried to get away and ran right into a ditch.
    She started again and one hour of hell on the car started.
    
    {Note: The kiss may have been s**, but I'm not quite sure.}
    
    When they finally arrived at Steppen Wolf's base, all three lay on the
    ground and rested.  Toru said that he thought he was going to die.
    Basically, Tukina violated almost all the severe road rules when she
    drove.  Nevertheless, Toru thanked Tukina for coming and saving them.
    Tukina then asked Toru about the girl who he saved from the slums was
    his girlfriend or not.  Toru was about to say Bachelor, but he changed
    it to Hikaru Asakura in the last second.  Tukina and Bachelor then
    greeted each other as if they just met.  They talked for a bit, then
    Tukina somehow dose off.  Toru asked her if she was alright, and Tukina
    said that she was probably just tired from all this.  After a short chat,
    Tukina said that she was going to go back.  Toru asked her how would she
    do with the battered vehicle, and Tukina told him that she will be alright.
    After Tukina had left, Toru told Bachelor that he will be returning to
    the base as well.  Toru told Bachelor that he would get into trouble if
    he did not return and that she would be safe here.  Bachelor then asked
    Toru not to leave her here.  She then grabbed Toru by the waist and tried
    to prevent him from leaving.  She said sorry and that she was scared.
    Suddenly, an image appeared in Toru's head of a child crying while holding
    onto him.  He young girl called Toru big brother and Toru comforted her.
    The image then went black and Toru wondered how come he had such memories
    since he did not have a younger sister.  Then, Toru heard Bachelor crying
    and returned to his senses.  Toru thought for a bit and decided to stay
    with Bachelor for the night.  He told that to Bachelor and Bachelor
    thanked Toru.  She then wiped her tears and they slept.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [10. PARTNER]
    
    Toru woke up the next day and immediately gave a call to the base so that he
    would not be mistaken as a runaway soldier.  He called Captain Yagisawa and
    was given three days of holidays.  He basically had to protect Bachelor in
    these three days.  Toru looked at the sleeping Bachelor and thought about
    last night when they were about to kiss.  He then took a finger and tried
    to touch her lips.  Before he could do it, Bachelor woke up and asked him
    what he was doing.  Toru then said it was nothing and moved his hands back.
    
    Throughout the morning, Bachelor played around and checked Steppen Wolf's
    hardware settings.  She and Toru had a long technical talk, and Toru started
    dosing off looking at Bachelor due to her "improper" positioning of her
    body when they were talking.  Bachelor then noticed it and immediatley sat
    down.  They then talked about some things from the old times, and when
    Bachelor mentioned Yuuya Toru's face became down.  Bachelor said sorry
    to Toru for bringing back some bad memories.  Toru then smiled at Bachelor
    and told her that it was alright.  They then talked about the adult world
    and Bachelor said that she had already seen the dark side of the adult
    world from the web surveillance cameras.  She then told Toru taht she
    had actaully been watching him for some time.  They then talk about
    some not so kiddie stuff and Bachelor asked Toru how did she look.  Toru
    replied something and the topic was changed to things about Genha.  Bachelor
    said that when she was hopeless, Toru came for her.  Toru looked at Bachelor
    and felt that she may have fallen love in him.  He then thought about the
    idea himself and found that he only thought of Bachelor as cute kid and
    that was it.  Bachelor then said sorry for bring up this topic, and Toru
    hugged her and said that it was alright.
    
    As the day was nearing its end, Bachelor told Toru that she had fun today.
    Toru said that it was still early and asked Bachelor what they are going
    to do during the evening.
    
    {Choice 1: Wait for Bachelor's suggestion.}
    
    Toru waited and Bachelor said that there was something important she had
    to do.  She told Toru that it was to dive in.  Toru complained about having
    to dive during a holiday, and Bachelor explained that it was not to dive
    in using a shmicram but use a cyber body instead.  
    
    {Choice 2: Suggest diving into the cyber space.}
    
    Toru suggested to Bachelor that they should go for a dive.  Bachelor asked
    Toru why would he be suggesting this since he hated working during holidays.
    Toru told her that it was cyber body diving, not shmicram.  Bachelor thought
    that it was a great idea and agreed.
    
    {This choice will not affect the endings.}
    
    They then took out the equipment for diving and Toru asked Bachelor where
    should they dive to.  Bachelor said that she knew of a great place and
    they plugged in their neurojack to dive in.  After diving in, Toru noticed
    that it was a night scene of a cyber city.  They talked for a bit and
    then Bachelor asked Toru did he join the army to avenge for Yuuya.  Toru
    asked her how did she knew, and she told him that she had heard about
    Yuuya being killed by a soldier.  Bachelor then asked Toru could he form a
    new Steppen Wolf with her after he finished his revenge.  She told him
    that with them being partners they would be able to form the best team.
    Even though Toru was tempted, he still told Bachelor that Steppen Wolf
    had ended and everything was too late.  Bachelor then said that it was
    not too late and they could still do it.  Toru told Bachelor that he
    is now also one of her tainted adults, but Bachelor said that how could
    it be.  Toru told Bachelor that it was his fault for getting them
    onto a battlefield and it was his fault that Yuuya died.  Bachelor said
    that Toru was not tainted, and Toru noticed that she was crying.  Bachelor
    then said that she was saved by Toru, and she had to do something to
    cheer up Toru.  She then closed her eyes and kissed Toru.  Bachelor then
    asked Toru that didn't he said she was cute and so when he felt down
    she would cheer him up.  After a long speech, Bachelor asked Toru could
    she be by his side and help him in what he would do.  Toru then held
    Bachelor close to him and said that he thanked him.  He then told her
    that he must keep the promise he made to her.  Bachelor asked Toru if
    it was really true, and Toru said he will.  Bachelor then told Toru
    to call her Hikaru from now on.  They then kissed each other and Toru
    asked Bachelor did she regret.  Bachelor told Toru that she did not
    regret her decision and Toru said that it was time for them to change
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    After logging out, Toru and Hikaru slept in the same blanket.  
    Hikaru talked to Toru, but he was thinking about his own feelings
    regarding Hikaru.  She then told Toru about her past and being
    born in a care facility.  She told Toru that when she was young
    she was already able to solve difficult puzzles.  She said that
    she then got interested into hacking when she grew up.  They talked
    for a bit then Bachelor leaned on Toru's chest and slept.  Seeing
    that Bachelor was sound asleep, Toru doze off into his dream as
    well.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [11. MISTRIAL]
    
    Toru woke up after smelling the smell of someone cooking.  Suddenly,
    the smell turned to the smell of something burning and Toru jumped
    up.  Hikaru greeted Toru, and Toru noticed that she was cooking
    something.  Toru looked in the pan and found some black liquid
    inside.  Toru took a sip and immediately asked for water.  When
    Hikaru tried to give him the water, she slipped and the water
    spilled all over Toru.  Toru came to his senses and Hikaru asked
    him if the soup was too dense or not.  Toru asked her what she
    was doing, and she said that she just wanted to make breakfast
    for Toru.  They talked for a bit, then Captain Yagisawa called.
    Toru picked it up and the captain asked him if everything was
    going alright.  After Toru answered, Hikaru budged in and
    apologized to Captain Yagisawa.  Captain Yagisawa then said
    something and hang up.  After Toru finished talking, he looked
    at Hikaru and found her doing something with the pots again.
    Toru asked her what was she trying to do, and she said that
    she was going to try to make breakfast again.  Toru grabbed
    the pot over from Hikaru and turned on all the fans to start the
    air circulation.  Hikaru then apologized to Toru for not being
    able to make him breakfast.  They talked for a bit, then Toru
    noticed how Hiakru's chest somehow grew somewhat large.  Toru
    asked Hikaru how did her breast suddenly grew to such a size
    just after one night.  She tried to cover it up, but Toru just
    poked at it and the balloons Hikaru hid under her shirt exploded.
    Toru asked Hikaru why did she do it, and Hikaru just said that
    she thought Toru liked girls with big breasts such as Minori.
    Toru told her that he did not care if it was large or not, as
    long as it is natural he would be fine with it.  They talked for
    a bit about Hikaru changing herself so Toru would like her more,
    but Toru just grabbed her hand and lightly kissed her.  He then
    told her that she is fine as she are and don't have to act like
    anyone.  Hikaru blushed and then said that she knew that now.
    She then told him to do his best today.  Just then, Toru got
    a call from Captain Yagisawa about canceling his holidays.
    He was told that it was an emergency.  Toru immediately hanged
    up and started to dress.  Hikaru asked Toru about what had
    happened, and he told her that it was an emergency call.  Toru
    told her to wait here for him, and Hikaru told him to do his best.
    Despite feeling a bit uneasy, Toru left the building and headed
    towards the army base.
    
    When Toru arrived at the battle station, he was greeted by Captain
    Yagisawa.  Captain Yagisawa explained the situation about the I.V.S
    chip factory being attacked by the terrorists.  He then showed the
    team the broadcast sent out by the terrorists proclaiming their actions.
    Minori then explained to Toru that there is a nuclear fusion reactor
    under the factory and if that exploded it would be devastating.  Captain
    Yagisawa then said that the terrorists were just imagining about the
    so called black box area since there exist no such thing.  Karia asked
    about the civilians, and Captain Yagisawa said that they had been
    taken captive by the terrorists.  After much talking, the briefing
    finally finished and Toru walked to his console.  Ayane then greeted
    Toru and asked him about Bachelor.  When Toru was surprised, she
    just said something else and left for her own console.  After plugging
    in his neuro-jack, Toru got a call from Kaira where she said that she
    had heard about Toru being a lolicon.  Toru asked her how did she knew,
    and Ayane budged in saying that she did not say anything.  Yosuke then
    said to Toru that since Minori and Ayane had smelled something fishy,
    he and Kaira of course had smelled something fishy about Toru as well.
    Toru tried to explain things, but got into an argument with Minori.
    Kaira then said that Minori was just being Jealous.  When Minori heard
    it, she tried to say something to cover up.  Captain Yagisawa then
    told them to stop chatting before the mission starts.  Eveyrone finally
    calmed down and Minori asked them if they were ready for the dive.
    Toru said that he understood and the members of the first platoon dove
    into cyber space.
    
    After Toru dove in, Minori told him that a shmicram from another team
    asked if he could join Toru.  Just then, Hikaru dove in with her
    shmicram.  Toru asked Hikaru if she had forgotten her promise.  She
    told Toru that she had not and said that she only wanted to help Toru.
    Ayane then arrived and said that it was sure a surprise.  She then
    said to Toru that she was just passing by and headed towards a different
    direction.  Hikaru then said to Toru that they should finish the work
    quickly and continue what they were doing last night.  Toru blushed a bit
    and they started heading north to the reactor.
    
    After taking care of four groups of terrorists, Toru got a call from
    Minori telling him that Ayane was fighting the terrorists alone in the
    reactor room and is in danger.  Toru asked her who was Ayane fighting,
    and Minori said that it was Genha.  Hikaru then told Toru to hurry since
    Ayane was in danger.  Minori noticed Hikaru's voice, and Toru just told
    her that it was just a shmicram from another platoon.  They then headed
    straight towards the reactor room.
    
    When they arrived outside, Minori told them that Ayane's shmicram had
    been completely destroyed.  Toru asked Minori about Ayane's current
    situation, and Minori told him that there was interference so Ayane
    could not log out.  Toru told Hikaru to wait here while he took care
    of things, so Hikaru just told him to be careful.  Toru then opened the
    gate and charged inside.  Inside the room, he saw Genha and a bunch
    of willis surrounding the reactor.  He warned Toru to not come closer
    or else he would overload the reactor to make it explode.  Minori
    then connected Toru with the I.V.S technician and he confirmed their
    current situation.  Genha then said to Toru that despite the fact
    about the reactor he would still have enough time to violate Ayane.
    Genha then had a little talk with Ayane and it got pretty heated by
    the end.  Minori then told Genha that he is surrounded and should
    surrender immediately.  Hearing this, Genha said something and calmed
    down.  Suddenly, he said the most censored sentence (over 50% censored)
    in the game and made Minori cry.  Toru yelled at Genha and Genha just
    laughed.  Hikaru then charged in and chased after Genha as asked for
    a fight with her.  The technician then told Toru that he only have
    two minutes to disarm all the willis before the reactor explodes.  Ayane
    then told Toru to destory all the willis while Genha was distracted by
    Bachelor.  Toru then contacted Minori and said something to her, but she
    continued crying saying it was so cruel.  Toru then comforted her and she
    said that she's calmed down now but will be crying the whole night
    tonight.  Toru then charged towards the willis and scrapped them into
    bits and pieces.  After Minori confirmed that all of the willis were
    destroyed, the I.V.S technician also confirmed that the safety program
    had returned to normal.  Toru looked at how were Bachelor doing and found
    her to be having a hard time hitting Genha.  Genha then told Bachelor that
    if she was the super genius and the emperor of the left brain, then he
    was the super emperor of the right brain.  Hikaru told him to shut up, but
    Genha kept on talking.  Seeing this, Toru charged in to help Hikaru.
    
    After defeating Genha, Ayane thanked Toru for what he did.  Captain
    Yagisawa then ordered Toru and Ayane to log out.  Toru asked Ayane if
    she was alright, and she said yes and that she would need to take a
    shower afterwards.  She then logged out before Toru.  Toru turned to
    Hikaru and told her that they should log out as well.  However, Hikaru
    pointed to the sealed door and asked Toru what did he thought of it.
    Toru looked at it and noticed that it was protected by a barrier.  He
    wondered why would such a thing exist in a commercial company's computer
    system.  Hikaru asked Toru if he wanted to go and see what's behind it.
    Toru told her not to go, but she said that it was alright and opened
    the door.  Hikaru finally persuaded Toru and they entered through the
    door.  There, they found a lone statue inside.  Hikaru told Toru that
    this statue is the cyber form of an AI.  Hikaru then talked to the AI
    and the AI said that it controls the thoughts of the I.V.S employees
    and would start defragmentation commander after being initiated.
    Hikaru tried to say something else, but then a flash appeared.  When
    the view returned to normal, the statue had disappeared.  Toru asked
    Hikaru what did she do to the AI.  Hikaru told him that it was the
    doing of the AI itself.  Minori suddenly called in and told Toru that
    something bad just happened.  Toru asked Minori what had happened, but
    Minori just showed him a image of dead I.V.S employees.  Toru asked
    what was going on, and Hikaru said that she just talked to the AI.
    Suddenly, Toru stared at Hikaru and said that she did something else.
    Hikaru urged to TOru that she did not do anything and asked Toru to
    believe in her.  Minori then told Toru that over half of the
    technicians suffer from brain dead.  As Toru was thinking about what
    really happened, Hikaru just told Toru to believe in what she said
    and left.  Toru told Hikaru to wait, but Captain Yagisawa told him
    to stop because V.S.S had already detected Bachelor and is now
    chasing her down.  Toru swore, then Captain Yagisawa told him that
    what Bachelor did had nothing to do with them.  He then told Toru
    to return.  Toru said he understood and logged out.
    
    When Toru returned to the real world, he noticed that only Minori
    remained in the battle station.  Toru asked her what had happened,
    and she told him that there was an official report of Bachelor
    sneaking into the I.V.S facility and killing many of the workers
    while running away with important data.  Toru was shocked and said
    that Bachelor would never do such a thing.  She then told him that
    it was a small scale D.O.S attack.  Toru argued that it could not
    have been since he was also in the facility at the time.  Minori
    told Toru that it seemed to only target the workers of I.V.S who
    was connected to the I.V.S data system.  Toru thought about it
    and believed that it could have been just an excuse to cover up
    all these people dying.  Toru told Minori that he was going to
    go meet with Bachelor.  Minori told Toru not to go since it was
    Captain Yagisawa's orders.  Toru refused and just walked passed
    her.  She called to Toru, but he did not look back.
    
    After returning to Steppen Wolf's base, Toru saw Hikaru sitting on the
    ground, crying.  She told Toru that she did not do it and asked him to
    believe in her.  Toru asked her about what had happened then.  Hikaru
    said that she did not know, but she told Toru that she had a theory.
    However, before she could say it, the door opened and Toru asked who
    was there.  Tukina replied and Toru let go of his breath.  However, when
    he took a closer look at Tukina he felt something weird, something cold
    about her.  Tukina then said that Toru did well in his mission and V.S.S
    will take care of Bachelor from here on.  Toru asked Tukina what was she
    saying, but it was enough for Hikaru to think that Toru had betrayed her.
    She then asked Toru did he sell her to V.S.S, but Toru said that he did
    not and continued asking Tukina what was going on.  Despite a bit of
    uneasiness appeared on Tukina's face, she told Toru and Hikaru that
    it was all a part of a mission to capture Hikaru.  Hikaru then yelled
    at Toru and called him a betrayer.  Just then, a group of V.S.S
    security guards appeared at the door and told Hikaru not to try to run
    away.  When Hikaru was being cuffed up, she yelled at Toru asking him
    why and was what he said about liking her just lies.  Toru then told
    those security to release Hikaru immediately and tried to pull out
    his gun.  However, he was knocked down and pushed onto the ground.
    Toru talked to Tukina, then suddenly her eyes started to returning
    to normal and she forgot what she was going to say.  Another voice
    suddenly appeared saying that they did well in capturing Hikaru.
    Reika, the president of V.S.S, walked over and asked Toru if he
    knew about her.  She then asked Toru if he knew that covering up
    someone like Bachelor who is a criminal is a crime as well.  Toru
    told her that Hikaru was not the criminal and it was someone else.
    Toru then thought about something and said that could the real
    culprit be V.S.S.  Reika told him that he had too much imagination
    and laughed.  A gun was then pointed at Toru's back and Reika
    told him that he shall come back with them for a little visit.
    When Toru and Hikaru were brought out of the building, several
    V.S.S armored vehicle and numerous armed securities were positioned
    outside.  Hikaru said to herself who could she believe now.  Toru
    called to Hikaru but the security guard just told him to keep on
    walking.  Just then, something was thrown into the center and a
    huge fog appeared.  A security guard then told the others that it
    was an enemy attack.  The sound of gunfire then raged through the
    night.  Toru tried to chase after Hikaru, but he was blocked by
    one of the security guards when the guard was shot.  A voice behind
    Toru then told him to wait.  Toru told the person to let go of him,
    but when he turned around he was shocked to see that it was QuWong.
    QuWong then told Toru to come with them quickly.  However, Toru still
    told QuWong to let go and he continued chasing after Hikaru.  When
    was turned around the corner where the fog had faded, he had a glimpse
    of Hikaru running away in that direction.  When Toru tried to follow
    after her, he was electrically shocked and fell on the ground.  Before
    his conciousness faded, he could hear Tukina apologizing to him and
    the tears she had in the corner of her eyes.
    
    NEXT CHAPTER
    
    [12. STAMPEDE]
    
    Toru woke up and felt a severe headache.  He noticed that he was
    in a strange room.  Reika greeted him, then Toru turned towards
    where he heard the sound and saw Reika standing beside several
    security guards.  Toru asked her what did they do with him and
    tried to get up.  However, he was tied up and when he tried to
    leave the neuro-jacks connected to him gave him some shocks.
    Reika told Toru not to try anything fishy and that he will be
    like that until they had finished talking with him.  Toru told
    Reika that he would not tell her anything.  Reika then told Toru
    and admitted that they did not get any useful information out
    of him while he was unconcious.  Toru then asked Reika had
    they captured Hikaru.  Reika told him that she had escaped.
    She told Toru that Bachelor had hacked into the road system
    and caused a huge traffic confusion so she could escape.
    Toru asked Reika why were they trying to arrest Hikaru, but
    Reika corrected him that they were not trying to arrest but
    to take back.  Toru then recalled that Reika had said something
    about an experimental subject in Captain Yagisawa's room.  Reika
    then explained to Toru that Bachelor's brain is special.  She
    told Toru that Bachelor's brain calculates at a speed beyond
    normal humans.  Toru asked Reika was Hikaru just one of her
    subjects in an experiment, and Reika admits it.  They talked
    for a bit, then Reika told Toru that Bachelor was one of their
    successful subjects so that was why she was important to them.
    After Reika said that, she ordered the guards to take Toru
    so that they could deal with Bachelor.
    
    After they arrived at the V.S.S battle station, Reika explained
    that this was a portable console used by V.S.S members.  She told
    Toru that it was used by the Alpha units who were in her direct
    command.  She then showed Toru a screen where there was a violet
    spot.  Reika told Toru that that violet spot is where Bachelor
    is.  She told Toru that Bachelor was being overconfident and
    thought that she could take on the whole V.S.S.  On the screen,
    several hundred of shmicram units went after Bachelor.  Reika
    then told Toru that they were not trying to kill Bachelor but
    to her resign to them.  Toru then asked that they brought him
    here so he could do that.  Reika said yes, then Toru asked
    her what did they plan to do after they capture Hikaru.  Reika
    then told Toru that Bachelor would be under watch and her
    guardian would be V.S.S.  Toru turned down the offer at first,
    but then Reika persuaded him into agreeing with her.  Reika
    then said something about Tukina being a failure of something.
    When Toru asked more about that, Reika changed the subject and
    just said that it was nothing.  Reika then opened the communication
    screen and it showed the face of Hikaru.  Seeing Hikaru's face,
    Toru's heart started to ache.  Toru told Hikaru that he really
    did not betray her.  Hikaru then told Toru that it was no longer
    needed.  Reika then told Bachelor that Toru had chosen to be
    with V.S.S and asked her would she want to be with the one she
    loves or be hunted down.  Bachelor then started to laugh, and
    Reika asked her why.  Hikaru then told Reika that did she, an
    old woman with a dumb head, think that her plan would work
    so easily.  Reika seemed to be quite mad after hearing what
    Hikaru said Reika calmed down and said to Bachelor that she still
    had more experience since she lived longer than Bachelor.  She told
    Bachelor to resign herself to them so that there would still be hope
    for her, the hope to be with the one she likes.  Bachelor then thought
    for a bit and told Reika that it was too late.  She told Reika that
    she will be releasing the demon from its cage and Reika's dream
    will be crushed.  After saying this, Hikaru said good bye and
    disconnected the communication line.  Reika then immediately ordered
    the AI to rescan Bachelor's location.  The AI told Reika that Bachelor
    had disappeared and her current location was somewhere else.  It
    then told Reika that there was an unidentified shmicram located
    at the deepest part of the facility.  Reika then ordered a series of
    commands, and after the AI confirmed its initialization, the alarm
    sounded and all of the V.S.S pilots who were logged into the system
    fell out of their consoles.  Reika then held her head and bend down
    in pain.  Toru looked around and saw people brain dead, twitching,
    etc.  It was basically a scene of hell.  Toru then saw Tukina and
    ran towards her.  Toru asked Tukina if she was alright, but she
    asked Toru for help and that her head felt as if it was about to break.
    She then begged for help as Toru held her up.  Toru then heard Reika's
    voice and he turned around.  He saw Reika pointing a gun at him.
    Reika continued talking and said something about Bachelor froze the
    system AI so her control on the people diminished.  Toru then recalled
    that this was what exactly happened in the I.V.S factory.  Then,
    another voice said that this was the system that binds the human
    mind and was also nicknamed as the brainwash system.  Reika greeted
    QuWong for coming in just when the security were all dead.  QuWong
    then told Reika that their duel had dragged for such a long time.
    He then said that when he decided to risk his life to sneak into the
    facility, God seemd to be on his side in the end.  After Reika dropped
    her gun, QuWong told Toru to not worry and that he was not Toru's
    enemy.  When Toru asked him why, QuWong told Toru to look and see the
    realization of the system he was fighting against, the system which
    binds the minds of people.  QuWong then kicked away Reika's gun and
    pointed his own gun at her head.  Reika then asked QuWong that did
    he still remember the times back in the laboratory.  QuWong told her
    that he could never forget about it since it completely changed his
    life.  Reika then asked QUWong that since she was the one who introduced
    him to the army's project so why did he betray her.  QuWong told Reika
    that he did thank him for letting him know the cause of the largest
    pustule in this modern world.  Toru told QuWong to hold on for a second
    and asked what was all that about.  QuWong explained that the brainwashing
    system was an attempt to control the people's thoughts by implanting new
    brain chips which Reika took part in.  He then told Toru that V.S.S and
    I.V.S employees were test cases used to test the system.  Reika tried
    to tempt Toru by telling Toru that after this case with Bachelor ended
    they would have a life without worries.  QuWong poked her bubble by
    saying that Bachelor had already shut down the Ai and she could not
    do a thing.  Toru asked what would that do, and QuWong told him that
    the brainwashing system can only work when supported by an AI.  He
    explained that it would be cause devastating effects on the subject
    if the AI was shut down.  QuWong then said that Reika was cut off
    from the system and she suffer the same pain as the rest.  Reika
    said something, then Toru asked about what happened in the I.V.S
    factory.  QuWong explained that the self-destruct AI was triggered
    so Reika's secret would not be found out.  He then turned into a
    harsh tone and accused Reika of all the responsibilities for what
    had happened.  QuWong then unlocked his gun and was ready to shoot.
    Reika then told the two that she is the central of the brainwashing
    system and if she was killed then over half of the people who were
    brainwashed would not be able to return to their normal lives.  QuWong
    told Reika to say no more and said that when her soul was tainted
    her death was sealed.  Reika then asked QuWong had he forget their
    dream to make a paradise.  QuWong told Reika that it was too bad
    for her since her paradise means hell to him.  He then pulled
    the trigger and Reika's dead body fell on the ground.  QuWong then
    sighed and his face looked complex.
    
    Tukina then started asking Toru to help her again and saying that
    it was painful.  Hearing this, Toru's attention turned back to Tukina.
    Someone then padded Toru's shoulders and he looked up.  He then
    saw a teenage girl from the terrorists telling him that it is alright
    and that they would apply a tranquilizer on Tukina.  Toru told her to
    go ahead, and the girl held Tukina's wrist and applied the tranquilizer.
    She then told Toru that Tukina will eventually recover and return to
    the society.  Tukina came to her senses and apologized to Toru.  She
    asked Toru if he was angry but Toru told her that it was alright.  Tukina
    then said that she was really sorry and went back into a deep sleep.
    As Toru held Tukina's hands, anger raged through him against the ones
    who played around wtih Tukina's life.  Feeling Toru's anger, QuWong
    patted his shoulders and told him that he had already ordered his men
    to spread the word about the truth.  QuWong then asked Toru to give
    tell Bachelor that they really appreciated what she did.  They talked
    for a bit about Bachelor, then Toru asked QuWong how come he knew so
    much about Hikaru and what was his relationship to her.  QuWong then
    said that he understood and told Toru that he will keep it short.
    He then explained that he and Reika used to work at a laboratory
    which had some inhuman experiments.  He said that it was experiments
    which tampered with the brain.  QuWong said that he eventually escaped
    from the lab and took Bachelor with him.  However, he said, that he
    was not able to keep Bachelor with him during his runaway life, so
    he placed Bachelor in an institute (probably an orphanage).  He said
    that a few years later when he returned, they say that Bachelor had
    already escaped.  QuWong then told Toru that Bachelor will be doing
    something devastating and asked if Toru could stop her.  Toru asked for
    more details, but QuWong told him that there was no time.  QuWong then
    gave Toru two options.  The first option was to dive here and they
    will protect him, while the second option was to go back to FLAK and
    get Captain Yagisawa to help him.  Toru asked QuWOng about Captain
    Yagisawa knowing the truth, and QuWong nodded.  QuWong then told Toru
    that it all depends on his choice.
    
    {Choice 1 will lead to HIKARU and BACHELOR, while choice 2 will lead
    to HIKARU and HATEFUL.}
    
    {Choice 1: Dive in immediately.}
    
    Toru said that they should hurry so he would dive here.  QuWong said
    that he understood and asked Ryang to be Toru's support.  Ryang answered
    and said that she understood.  Toru thanked QuWong and Ryang and plugged
    his neuro-jack into a console to prepare diving in.  Ryang told Toru the
    dive in location was at the old military laboratory.  She then asked Toru
    if he was ready, and Toru told her to go ahead and dive him in.  Toru then
    dove into cyber space.
    
    After diving in, Toru commented about the base and Ryang explained the
    reason why it looked like that.  He then asked for Hikaru's location
    and Ryang told TOru that he should head south.  After taking care of a
    group of Hikaru's willis and entering a large room, Ryang warned Toru
    about Bachelor almost finished hacking the sealed gates.  She told Toru
    that she did not know what's behind that gate, but she said that from
    how QuWong reacted it must not be very pleasant.  Toru asked how long
    would it take before Hikaru finishes.  Ryang told him that it would
    take Bachelor five minutes to hack the door open.  After some severe
    fighting, Toru finally made it in front of a large gate.  Toru and Ryang
    originally thought that there was only one gate, but Toru ended up
    seeing multiple gates blocking his way.  Just when Toru was going
    through this long corridor, a memory popped into his head.  It was two
    people arguing, a kind gentleman who interfered with what a scary lady
    was planning to do.  The image then shifted to a mountain cottage
    and Toru could see a Chinese dressed girl telling everyone it was time
    to eat, a skinny girl who was playing with puzzles, and a young man
    reading newspapers.  The Chinese dressed girl told the other girl that
    it was time to eat, but the other girl just said to give her more time
    to finish the puzzle.  The Chinese girl told the young man with glasses
    to not read newspapers while they were eating.  Despite the whole
    scene felt warm to Toru, he somehow notice that something was missing
    but did not know what it could be.  Suddenly, Toru was shocked by
    the memories that flashed through his mind.  Regardless, Toru continued
    moving towards where Hikaru was.
    
    When Toru arrived, Hikaru had a sad face at first, but then she told
    Toru to log out immediately because something bad was about to happen.
    Toru asked what was it, but Hikaru did not reply.  Hikaru asked Toru
    did he remember what she said about eight years ago.  Hikaru then
    went on and told her story eight years ago about her meeting with
    another child and hacked into the army base.  In there, they saw a
    demon so they escaped.  However, they later realized that after they
    had left the D.O.S attacks occurred.  After looking through the database,
    Hikaru said that she found out that they could not control this final
    weapon so they sealed it up instead behind this gate.  Hikaru basically
    said that she was going to release this so the dirty world would
    disappear.  Toru tried to tell her to stop, but she did not listen.
    They got into a huge verbal fight, but eventually Toru calmed down
    after he yelled at Hikaru.  He then told Hikaru to come back with him,
    but Hikaru just said that she was tired and told Toru to leave while
    she get her revenge on this world.  Toru refused and said that he
    will persuade Hikaru by force.  Hikaru asked Toru if he was so
    confident with his skills and asked Toru that did he forget that he
    would die if he lost.  Toru told Hikaru that it was not his intention
    but he would chase after her even in death.  After a final exchange
    of words, Toru and Hikaru got into their battle position and started
    fighting each other.
    
    {Defeat Hikaru.}
    
    After beating Hikaru, she thanked Toru for stopping her and said
    goodbye.  She then tried to leave and logged out when Toru tried
    to chase after her.  Toru then asked Ryang did she notice where
    did Hikaru went, but Ryang apologized and said that she was no
    longer in the battle station since they had retreated.  She then
    said that the army might know something about it and congradulated
    Toru for what he did.  After Toru logged off, he saw Captain
    Yagisawa standing in front of him.  Captain Ygaisawa told TOru that
    he did well and that V.S.S is now under the control of the army.
    They talked for a bit about the usual follow up steps taken and
    people getting arrested and then left the building.  Toru was then
    greeted by Minori and Kaira.  Minori asked Toru why did he not
    look so well, but Toru said nothing except that he would be going
    to the base to talk to the captain.  Just then, Minori took out
    a tracking device and showed it to Toru.  Minori said that the
    captain told her how to operate it.  Just when Toru was about to
    head back to the base, he suddenly recalled that this could be
    used to track down Hikaru.  He immediately grabbed it over and
    started operating on it.  He tracked down Hikaru and tried to
    leave.  Kaira did not know why Toru was in such a hurry, but after
    Minori pointed out that Toru was going after Bachelor, Kaira told
    Toru that he could use the car to get there.  Minori smiled at Toru
    and said that leave the things to them.  Toru then jumped into the
    car and started the engine.  After greeted by his two comrades,
    Toru drove off to search for Hikaru.
    
    ENDING: HIKARU
    
    {Lose to Hikaru.}
    
    Toru's shmicram broke down and he was disarmed into his cyber body.
    He closed his eyes and waited for his death.  Howeever, he felt
    someone holding him up and as he opened his eyes he saw a crying
    Hikaru.  Hikaru then apologized to Toru.  Suddenly, a collar was
    strapped around Hikaru's neck.  Toru looked and saw Genha standing
    there.  Toru was surprised that Genha was still alive, but Genha
    told Toru that he was revived from being brain dead.  Genha then
    took out a machine and was about to key in the password to open
    the gate which sealed the final weapon.  Genha and Toru then
    talked for a bit, and Hikaru used this time to shock Genha
    with a cyber shocker.  However, Genha seemed to be alright
    and............................................................
    ...............................................................
    ...............................................................
    .....Well, too bad, folks, but the stuff that's going to.......
    .....happen is over the rating, so I will have to leave........
    .....it out....................................................
    ...............................................................
    ...............................................................
    
    Toru looked at his back and saw the wired ghost.  The girl asked
    Toru that is Hikaru really so important to him.  Toru looked back
    at Hikaru and all he could do was grasp his hand as hard as he
    could.  Suddenly, the gate began to move and everyone did not
    know what was happening.  The ground then began to shake and a
    dark red light shone from inside the gate.  As the final weapon
    appeared in front of the three, an AI informed them that Leviathan
    was released and told them to take cover.  Genha stared at Leviathan
    and said it looked great.  Hikaru, on the other hand, told Toru to
    run away.  When Genha spaced out, Toru grabbed the knife he dropped
    and threw it at Genha.  It then cut Genha's ***** off, which made
    him scream like crazy.  After Toru got hold of Hikaru, he asked her
    if she was alright.  Hikaru said that she was alright and told Toru
    to run away.  Toru looked towards Leviathan and saw that Genha's
    body was attracted towards it.  Hikaru told Toru that Leviathan feeds
    on the dead cyber bodies.  Toru then realized that what was the
    cause of all those attacks eight years ago.  Toru and Hikaru tried
    to escape, but it seemed as if they were too late.  Their interface
    was already starting to break down.  Just when Toru thought that he
    was about to die, the wired ghost stood in front of them and blocked
    the way of Leviathan.  Hikaru the called out to the girl and asked
    if she remembered her.  Toru asked Hikaru was this person the girl
    she told him about.  Hikaru then noticed that their shmicrams can
    be used again.  After arming themselves with their shmicrams, Toru
    and Hikaru started heading towards the exit.  Just as he was leaving,
    the image appeared again in Toru's head.  Now, in Toru's memory there
    was another boy who was very active.  They talked and then the boy
    seemed to not so like what the girl who was playing the puzzle was doing.
    Toru then talked to that girl and she smiled bakck at him.
    
    When they have finally reached the last gate, Toru came back from his
    memories.  Just when Toru thought that everything was going to be fine,
    Hikaru told him to look behind them and they noticed that Leviathan had
    already broken through all those gates.  Hikaru then charged at Toru
    and knocked him out out the final gate.  Toru asked Hikaru what was she
    doing, and Hikaru said thanks to Toru and that it had been fun.  The
    gates then closed and Hikaru was trapped inside.  When Toru opened the
    gate again, there was no sign of Leviathan nor Hikaru.
    
    ENDING: BACHELOR
    
    {Choice 2: Go back to the army base to dive in.}
    
    Toru told QuWong that he will head back to the army.  QuWong told Toru
    that he will send someone to take him back to the base.  After Toru
    returned to the army base, he immediately head towards the battle
    station and told everything to Captain Yagisawa.  After Toru begged
    Captain Yagisawa for his approval to chase after Hikaru, Captain
    Yagisawa backed down and told Minori to help Toru.  When Toru was
    preparing to dive in, he could hear Minori asking Captain Ygaisawa about
    why would Bachelor be appearing at an old army laboratory.  Captain
    Yagisawa did not say much and said that he trusted what QuWong said.
    Toru asked the captain about knowing things about QuWong.  Captain
    Yagisawa then said that eight years ago QuWong escaped from the
    army labs and took with him several important test subjects.  He
    then told Toru that he was the captain of the team at the time who
    chased after QuWong and how they got fooled around by the ten year
    old Bachelor until the D.O.S attacks which was thought to be Bachelor's
    doing but in truth the culprit was still unknown.  After some more
    short chats, Captain Yagisawa told Toru that he should dive in
    quickly.  After Toru finished preparing, he dove into cyber space.
    
    After diving in, Toru was informated that Bachelor was in the southern
    area so he headed there.  After taking care of Bachelor's willis along
    the way, Toru bumped into Genha and he asked him why wasn't he dead.
    Toru asked Genha wasn't he under QuWong's command, but Genha yelled
    at Toru for what Toru said.  He then threatened Toru and logged off.
    After Genha had left, Minori called in and informed Toru that Bachelor
    was about to release a level 4 military weapon.  Toru asked Minori
    what it was, but Minori said that she did not have access to it.
    Captain Yagisawa told Toru to hurry up, so Toru asked Minori how
    much time did he have left.  Minori told Toru that he only have five
    minutes to get to Bachelor.  After defeating the willis guarding the
    lab, Toru finally arrived at a giant gate.  When he was going inside
    to find Hikaru, some of Toru's memory came back to him and it showed
    Toru being with some people in a dark corridor and in a sunny cabin.
    Toru then returned from daydreaming and continued going inside.
    
    After Toru arrived, he was greeted by Hikaru.  Hikaru then told Toru
    what had happened eight years ago and they got into a big argument.
    They eventaully calmed down, and Toru asked Hikaru to come back with
    him.  However, she refused, so Toru tried to use force to make her
    come with him.
    
    {Defeat Hikaru.}
    
    Hikaru thanked Toru for stopping her and her shmicram exploded.
    Toru immediatley got out of his shmicram and held onto Hikaru.
    Hikaru then said sorry to Toru and started crying.  Just when
    they were about to leave together, Toru felt that a collar
    was on his neck.  He then looked at Hikaru and saw that she
    too was trapped by a collar.  Genha then appeared and planned on
    opening the sealed gate.  Hikaru attacked Genha with her electric
    shocker, but it was no use.  She then got grabbed in the air
    and Genha shocked Hikaru herself with her own shocker.
    
    *The rest of the scene is of course, 18+, so it will not be
    included in this walkthrough.*
    
    Note: All three other pilots in the first platoon arrived at
    the scene but was not able to stop Genha from violating Hikaru.
    
    Suddenly, the ground began to shake and the gate opened by itself.
    The final weapon Leviathan was then released.  Genha kind of spaced
    out seeing Leviathan, so Toru used this chance and cut off Genha's
    *****.  Genha's body was then sucked in by Leviathan and absorbed.
    Ayane, Kaira, and Yosuke then started firing at Leviathan.  However,
    their effort was useless and could not even scratch Leviathan.
    Before they could escape, Leviathan initialized a D.O.S attack
    in the area.  The attack, however, was interrupted by the wired
    ghost so they used this time to escape.  When they reached near
    the last gate, Leviathan had already broke through all those
    previous gates and was closing in behind them.  Hikaru charged
    at Toru and pushed him out of the gate.  Just when she was prepared
    to die, Kaira and Yosuke blocked the gate from closing so Hikaru
    could escape using her cyber body.  At the last minute, Kaira
    and Yosuke let go of the gate and trapped Leviathan inside.  Toru
    thanked Yosuke for helping him, and Yosuke told Toru to go see how
    Bachelor was doing.  Toru asked Hikaru if she was alright and stuff
    like that, but after Hikaru caught her breath she just told Toru
    goodbye and left.  Toru asked Minori if she could track Hikaru down,
    but Minori replied that she could not find a trace of Bachelor.
    Captain Yagisawa then told them to return.  Hearing this, Toru and
    the other members logged off.
    
    After returning to the real world, Captain Yagisawa told Toru about
    what had happened at V.S.S and army's reponce to it.  Toru then
    turned to Ayane who was pissed off at Bachelor running away.  She
    then said that it would be good if there was a tracer.  Toru
    recalled that there used to be an AAA tracer placed onto Hikaru.
    After checking Hikaru's current location, Toru got the permission
    to leave from Captain Yagisawa and left to find Hikaru.
    
    ENDING: HIKARU
    
    {Lose to Hikaru.}
    
    After Toru was defeated, Hikaru said that no one would be stopping
    her now.  Just when Hikaru was about to release the final weapon,
    QuWong told Hikaru to stop.  They argued and QuWong threatened
    Hikaru by telling her that his men had already found her physical
    whereabouts and would unplug her if she tried to release the monster.
    QuWong then tried to explain to Hikaru and eventually Hikaru agreed
    to stop.  Just when they were about ot log off, they were unable to
    do so.  Genha then called in and told QuWong that all of his men are
    gone and he was the only one left.  QuWong yelled at Genha, but Genha
    just unplugged QuWOng's neuro-jack and QuWong's cyber body was
    eliminated.  Toru immeidatley told Minori to find where Hikaru was.
    However, Genha started ******* Hikaru in the real world and a
    reverse effect occurred.  Reverse effect is when changes to the
    physical body affected the cyber body.  Hikaru started bleeding
    in her ******* as she asked help from Toru.  Toru told Genha
    that he will surely kill him, but Genha just laughed.  Minori
    then said that she had found where Bachelor was and had contacted
    the local police.  When Toru tried to grab Hikaru's wrist to help
    her, Hikaru suddenly just disappeared as if she never existed.
    Minori was already in tears and told TOru that Bachelor was
    dead.  At that very spot, Toru swore that he will kill Genha if
    they ever meet again.
    
    ENDING: HATEFUL
    
    <ENDINGS>
    
    [13. HIKARU]
    
    Condition: In STAMPEDE, either at V.S.S or at FLAK, just defeat
    Bachelor to reach this ending.
    
    Toru used the tracking device and eventually tracked Hikarudown
    at QuWong's country cottage.  He went in and found Hikaru inside.
    They, well, I think it is better if the player keep this scene for
    themselves.  Anyways, afterwards, Hikaru leaves.  Days later,
    Captain Yagisawa suddenly came in to the cafeteria and told his
    team there is a new member.  Toru went to look, and to his surprise
    the new member was Hikaru!
    
    END
    
    [13. BACHELOR]
    
    Condition: In STAMPEDE, stay in V.S.S and lose to Bachelor.
    
    Several years had passed by.  V.S.S, I.V.S both collapsed after the
    incident.  The evil deeds of Reika was recorded on historical
    textbooks for her crimes.  Now Fei-Tao is hidden and peace
    returned.  After the incident, Toru did not see Bachelor again.
    His logic tells him that Bachelor was dead for sure under those
    circumstances.  However, he could not believe it without seeing
    Bachelor's dead body.    As Toru was patrolling with Yosuke,
    Yosuke talked about Toru's own W&D Inc.  The company holds the
    sign of Steppen Wolf and became more of a memorial.  As they
    talked, Toru branched off to visit W&D Inc.  As he stands in
    front of the big commercial staring the Steppen Wolf sign,
    Toru closed his eyes and thought about his former comrades.
    Yuuya is deceased, Akira's whereabouts are unknown after
    he escaped jail, and Tukina suffers from brain damage and
    left the cyber world for a more peaceful life in the real
    world.  The Steppen Wolf is now gone from the wild.  Toru
    then thought about Hikaru and some of her various conversations
    with him.  As he ended his thoughts and opened his eyes, Toru
    saw something different.  The Steppen Wolf sign is now changed
    to Bachelor's own logo!  As he was just wondering, Yosuke
    came up and interrupted Toru's thoughts.  Toru looked back
    again and the sign is now back to normal.  Toru was sure that
    what he saw was not just his imagination.  He believed that
    Bachelor is alive and was just hiding somewhere.  Toru believed
    that there was no need to tell Yosuke about it.  He tricked
    Yosuke into leaving.  What Toru only hoped was to meet Bachelor
    again in his life.
    
    END
    
    [13. HATEFUL]
    
    Condition: In STAMPEDE, go back to FLAK to dive in and lose to
    Bachelor.
    
    Several years had passed.  V.S.S and I.V.S have disbanded after
    Reika's death.  Reika's sins have been recorded in historical
    textbooks.  But no matter what happens, the world continues to
    go on.  The world did not change.  What changed was the lives
    of individuals.  Commander Gondo's resignition, and a new
    commander who is older and kind took the job.  One day, alarms
    sounded in FLAK.  When Toru came over, Minori told him that
    the central had notified them of a terrorist attack.  After
    QuWong's death, the terrorists are now under a darker incluence.
    Fei-Tao of the past seemed like a gentleman compared to this
    new group.  After Toru dives in, the terrorist approached him
    was Genha!  Toru charged straight at him.  In the incident years
    ago, Bachelor's body was found in the cabin in the woods.  When
    Toru saw Bachelor's body, the horrific image burned into Toru's
    mind.  Except for the instants in battle, those images torture
    Toru day and night.  As Toru yelled at Genha, Genha told him
    his own purpose of life.  As Toru points his gun at Genha, he
    asked himself, what is going to be of him when he killed Genha?
    Who is there to hate so he can have the urge to stay alive?
    
    END
    
    Condition: In STAMPEDE, go to FLAK and lose to Bachelor.
    
    [g. Renn's Branch]
    
    Condition: Everyone's story branch must be completed.
    
    [1. WIRED GHOST]
    
    [2. FLAK]
    
    [3. MEET AGAIN]
    
    Condition: When Toru returns from the police station in WIRED
    GHOST, choose choice 1 to enter cyber world.  Choose choice 1
    again to meet Renn.  At the end of FLAK, instead of going with
    Minori, choose the second choice to go see Renn.
    
    [4. VIRTUAL SISTER]
    
    [5. DESCEND]
    
    [6. D.O.S]
    
    [7. LEVIATHAN]
    
    [8. ILLEGAL CHIP]
    
    [9. TRUTH]
    
    [10. ARMAGEDON]
    
    [11. ANOTHER SIDE]
    
    [12. LOSE]
    
    Condition: In ANOTHER SIDE, meet Yuuya when going to the Steppen Wolf
    base the second time.  Must decline Reika's offer and visit the cabin
    before you go meet Renn and fight Genha.  When you meet with Renn
    choose to stab oneself.  Possible method 2 is the same as above but
    do not return to the cabin to fight Genha.
    
    <ENDINGS>
    
    [13. RENN]
    
    Condition: Use the conditions in LOSE method 1 to get into LOSE.
    
    It has been some time since Toru defeated Renn.  All of his comrades
    have returned from brain dead and his childhood friend, Tukina,
    joined FLAK as a cafeteria worker.  Ryang and Hikaru are now going
    around as the infamous pair, one with super memory and the other
    inhuman brain processing ability.  They celebrate Kaira's promotion
    to captain since Yagisawa is now the commander.  However, Toru's mind
    seemed to be elsewhere, and he left early.  As Toru returned to his
    room, he decided to go to the cyber plain.  After entering, he found
    that the flower ring Renn made was still present!  According to cyber
    world rules, objects made or generated by a person will disappear after
    the person dies.  If the flower ring still exists, then that means....
    As Toru rushes over, he finally saw what he wanted to see - Renn.  Renn's
    just sleeping on the plain, and Toru was finally united with his sister.
    
    The story that began on a cyber plain ends on that very cyber plain.
    
    END
    
    [13. HARMONY]
    
    Condition: Accepts Reika's offer and chooses to stab Renn in ANOTHER SIDE.
    Do not visit the cabin the second time to fight Genha.  The other way is
    to use the conditions in LOSE method 2 to get into LOSE.
    
    It has been some time since Renn's incident.  Toru now lives in the house
    in the woods which QuWong used to own.  All of his comrades have returned
    from brain dead and his childhood friend, Tukina, joined FLAK as a
    cafeteria worker.  Ryang and Hikaru are now going around as the infamous
    pair, one with super memory and the other inhuman brain processing ability.
    As they came to visit Toru, a voice called out in his brain, it was Renn.
    After the incident, Renn seemed to have merged in harmony with Toru, and
    she is sinking deeper and deeper into Toru as days go by.  In the end, as
    Renn is now in complete harmony with Toru, she sinks completely into
    Toru's mind and disappears.  As her last smile fades, Toru returns to
    his life in the real world.
    
    END
    
    [13. ETERNITY]
    
    Condition: In ANOTHER SIDE accept Reika's offer and visit the Steppen
    Wolf base two times to meet with Yuuya.  Go to the cabin a second time
    to fight Genha.  When you go to Renn, choose to say goodbye instead of
    stab Renn.
    
    After the incident ended, Toru met with QuWong and Yagisawa in the cabin
    to hear the truth behind.  QuWong told him that Reika had brainwashed all
    of her colleagues in the project but because of her imperfection he was
    able to regain his senses after meeting the dead Renn in cyber space.
    QuWong destroyed the database and escaped with the test subjects.
    Captain Yagisawa was the one chasing them down, but he heard the truth
    from QuWong about Reika's true intentions.  He contacted one of his
    best friends and colleague, Sasagiri, and told him everything.  Sasagiri
    quit the army because of this.  Then, during the chase to capture Renn,
    Leviathan was awakened and caused the great DOS disaster.
    
    It is the end of the book Toru wrote for his past memories.  After many
    years of battle, Toru is now old and lives off of the army's retirement
    funds.  He married one of his former friends of the past who fought along
    his side (ie. one of the girls in Baldr Force except Renn).  Now with
    his wife and all of his former friends passed on to the next world, Toru
    is waiting for his death.  But before that, he decided to log on to cyber
    space.  If he was to die, he decided to die in there instead.  After
    entering the plain which was still exactly the even after all these years,
    Toru began to walk at his max speed.  Warnings popped up alerting about
    his physical health, but Toru did not care.  Suddenly, all the warning
    stopped.  Toru realized that his heart in real life had stopped beating.
    In his last moment, Toru lies on the grass of the imaginary world and
    as he opened his eyes, he felt the rushing wind, the broad plains, and the
    blue skies.  It was a wonderful feeling to him.  Suddenly, he heard this
    voice calling out for him.  He thought it was his mind playing tricks, but
    as Toru looked back he saw both Renn and Leviathan!  Toru was worried about
    him being and old aged man, but Renn kissed him and Toru felt this great
    live energy flowing through him.  Renn told Toru that wired ghosts can take
    form on any age they like.  After she said that, Renn started to cry.  Toru
    embraces her and their body glitters into the endless world of cyber space.
    Steppen Wolf, wired ghost, it's all but just a beginning to an eternal
    journey.
    
    END
    
    [h. Bad Endings]
    
    Bad endings are endings that have no ending sequence.  Basically, it will
    just return to the title screen without any credits, and it will not
    count as a completion (the game counts how many times you have completed
    the game).
    
    - In Minori's path, if Toru chooses to not trust Minori's answer, the
    bomb will explode when Toru charges and Toru's brain will cease function.
    
    - In Ryang's branch, if you did not damage Genha enough when fighting him
    in Level 7, he will just pull your plug and you will be brain dead.
    
    - In various stages, if the nulcear plant timer runs out, the plant
    explodes killing everyone.
    
    - In Bachelor's branch, in STAMPEDE if the time runs out, Bachelor will
    unlock the final lock and Toru is disconnected from his physical body
    from the roar of the monster and became brain dead.
    
    - In Renn's branch, if you choose the first option in the first choice in
    ANOTHER SIDE, you will just fall into Renn's imaginary world completely and
    of course, become brain dead in real life.
    
    [i. Bosses]
    
    - QuWong - Boss in Minori's branch.  He wields his guandao in short combat
    and uses flame thrower and flare missiles for long range assualt.  Try
    to keep some range from him while avoiding his missles since they are slow.
    He also has this chi bomb attack that only moves forward and explodes.  Those
    are easy to dodge by just moving out of its way.  His flames won't hurt
    too much if it was a slight touch, but getting trapped inside not only
    hinders the player's movement, but it will drain the player's hp quite
    fast as well.  His two Force Crashes are short range combos with his
    guandao and the other is wild flame thrower dance.
    
    - Ayane - Boss in Ayane's branch.  She is quite strong in close range.  Just
    by looking at her huge claws should be enough to see that one.  Her long range
    weapon is guided missles, which can get annoying at times.  She also has this
    trap mine which drags her target in if they are near.  Those, however, can
    be taken out with bullets or explosions.  She has two Force Crashes, one
    which she charges forward and the other where she releases a lot of trap
    mines.
    
    - Tukina - Funny to see another character as the boss in their own story
    branch.  Tukina will appear in a large shmicram, loaded with laser and
    long range assualt weapons.  You can try to play guerilla war with her,
    but a second option would be to fight her face on with short range combos.
    A hint is to not to stand in one spot, or else lasers and energy balls
    will just rain down like madness.  One of her Force Crash is by releasing
    these small energy balls which gets larger if they are hit or if they join
    together.  It hurts a lot so try to dodge it by moving around.
    
    - Yagisawa - He's the boss in Ryang's route.  Do not underestimate his
    close range combo abilities.  He has probably the deadliest short range
    combat ability second only to Leviathan's one hit kill Force Crash.
    Keep far from him, but do not equip any slow weapons on dash slots.  His
    chi blade can cut through defensive weapons without being hindered,
    at least not in the times when I tried.  Also, the blade's speed is quite
    fast, which means weapons slow to execute means weak dodging ability.
    Also, don't think it is safe to keep a distance and stand.  His chi blade
    actually hits quite far.  Basically, hinder his movement or something, and
    pump him full of lead when you can.  Another tactic, however, is to
    annoy him with long range weapons and when he is still recovering rush
    in and perform close range combos.  His long range Force Crash may have
    an auto targetting ability, so keep on moving if he executes it.
    Yagisawa is known as the oni (demon in Japanese) of hand to hand combat,
    which is a perfect name for his fighting style.
    
    - Bachelor - You will fight her in Bachelor's branch.  She has the ring
    which can make herself float, render most long range weapons useless
    since she rarely comes to the ground, unless you shoot her down of course.
    The tactic is to use an anti-air weapon or move to get her onto the ground
    and then you can use moves that can hit enemies lying on the ground to
    combo her.  Force Crash moves that can hit the floor will work wonders too
    to finish off the combo.  Her Force Crash is releasing a lot of bits
    surrounding her target and generating huge explosions inside the ring of
    fire.
    
    - Leviathan (Renn) - Final boss in Renn's branch.  Do not even get near her.
    She has this Force Crash which will draw in the player and just kill in one hit.
    Always stay some distance away from her and drill her with missiles or other
    weapons that can target enemies by itself.  Try to keep the weapon's heat
    low and fast in execution, because you would not want to get caught by
    Leviathan.  She can teleport around and squash the player like a bug.
    Her other Force Crash, the multi energy shell attack, is relatively weaker but
    is still damaging if the player is hit multiple times.  She will spray these
    energy balls around her randomly, which can be dodged or nullified with
    defensive weapons.  Her last Force Crash which projects a huge wave laser beam.
    Only a few selections of combo experts has the change to beat her in close
    combat on hard, so don't try to get close to her if you don't think you got the
    skills.
    
    - Leviathan (Reika) - Final boss in one of Renn's story branch.  Leviathan
    is controlled by Reika now instead of Renn, so some of her attacks are
    slightly different.  She has all of Renn's Force Crash except for the one hit
    kill black hole.  Missiles alone should be enough to take her out
    (in Normal difficulty).  Compared to Renn, Reika is relatively weaker.
    Like Renn, however, she can teleport around so never stay in one place for
    too long.  Most of her normal attack is same as Renn's.  High exploding 
    uto targetting weapons will work wonders.
    
    [j. A Very Simple Combo]
    
    Below is a very user friendly combo for everyone.  The weapon names are
    translated by my sister from the original Katakana names.  The weapon
    location on the weapon selection menu is also stated (horizontal, veritcal).
    
    Place the following attacks on the same key:
    
    - Mine Sweeper (3, 10) for Normal Dash
    - Boost Up Punch (1, 2) for Short Dash
    - Air Tackle (3, 4) for Long Range
    - Galatic Strike (2, 5) for Short Range
    
    For Small Enemies:
    - Use the Boost Up Punch + Galatic Strike combo by pressing the button two
    times and it should deal some good damage (like over 100).  The second press
    should be pressed only when the Boost Up Punch completely finishes or else
    Galatic Strike would completely miss.  Use the Air Tackle by pressing the
    button again to get away from the enemy.
    
    For Huge Enemies (Leviathan for example):
    - Use the Boost Up Punch + Galatic Strike combo just like the small enemies
    except remember to press the button a second time immediately after the first
    press.  Use the Air Tackle either to get away or sometimes can perform extra
    damage.  The Mine Super can either add damage (press again) or to get away
    from the enemy.  Also, against Leviathan (well, technically it's the only
    large enemy really existing), its deadly black hole force crash can be
    completely nullified if Mine Super was used well.  I have used this combo
    to defeat Leviathan on hard mode before, so it works.
    
    Below is a modification to the combo:
    
    - Change Air Tackle to Cage Blade (2, 8) for Long Range
    
    This modification allows the combo to work on all enemies and makes it
    easier to execute.  After hitting the enemy with Boost Punch and sending
    the enemy straight up, wait until you are above the enemy and then use
    Galatic Strike by pressing the button again.  Press the button again to
    encage the enemy with Cage Blade and immediately again to throw some
    bombs at the enemy with Mine Sweeper.  The only part where timing is
    needed is right after Boost Up Punch.  To execute the rest of the combo
    just keep on pressing the same button again as fast as possible.  This
    combo deals slightly more damage than the original one, but its
    disadvantage is that it would generate more heat and require a longer cool
    down time.
    
    <<G. Shmicram and Willis Information>>
    
    Below is a list of all of the shmicram and enemies.
    
    Type: Either shmicram or willis.
    
    Style: Battle style.  All means strong in both long and short range
    attacks.  Long means strong in long range weapons and short means
    strong in short range attacks.
    
    HP: How much health the character has.  Level means the level of
    the shmicram.  Higher level means it may have higher hp than lower
    level.  100 HP equals one health bar.
    
    Armor: The higher the armor, the harder it is to be knocked down.
    It may raise when the level goes up.
    
    Defence: How much defence determines how much damage can be reduced
    when an attack is hit.  Higher level means it may have an increase
    in how much damage it can reduce.
    
    1. Toru
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 300
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    2. Akira
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    3. Yuuya
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    4. Bachelor
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 400, Lv.2 500, Lv.3 600, Lv.4 700, Lv.5 800
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    5. Yakumo
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    
    6. Sinrai
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    
    7. Yosuke
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    8. Kaira
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    9. Ayane
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 700, Lv.5 900
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    10. Yagisawa
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -5%, Lv.2 -10%, Lv.3 -15%, Lv.4 -20%, Lv.5 -25%
    
    11. Cappuccino
    Type: Willis
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    12. Ray Pahntome
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    13. Jackal
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    14. Hell Koala
    Type: Willis
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    15. Romheise
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    16. Master Saver
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 30, Lv.3 60, Lv.4 90, Lv.5 120
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    17. Windowham
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 250
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    18. Couga
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    19. Cobra
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 100, Lv.5 100
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    20. Blue Labor
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    
    21. Bloody
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 200
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 100, Lv.5 100
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    22. Goliath
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    23. Defender
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    24. Tiger
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 500, Lv.3 700, Lv.4 900, Lv.5 1100
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    25. Gong
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    26. Sasuke
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    27. Rising Sun
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    28. Grandir
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    29. Death Phalanx
    Type: Willis
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    30. Kaiser
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 350, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 450, Lv.5 500
    
    31. Walker Career (Walker Carrier)
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -10%, Lv.2 -10%, Lv.3 -10%, Lv.4 -10%, Lv.5 -10%
    
    32. Bilstein
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    33. Marcedes
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    34. Foun Dation (Foundation)
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 700, Lv.5 900
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    35. Killing Field
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    36. Grand Cannon
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 400, Lv.2 600, Lv.3 800, Lv.4 1000, Lv.5 1200
    Defence: Lv.1 -10%, Lv.2 -10%, Lv.3 -10%, Lv.4 -10%, Lv.5 -10%
    
    37. Asura
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    
    38. Genha
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 400, Lv.2 500, Lv.3 600, Lv.4 700, Lv.5 800
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 350, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 450, Lv.5 500
    Defence: Lv.1 -2%, Lv.2 -5%, Lv.3 -8%, Lv.4 -11%, Lv.5 -14%
    
    39. Type-02H
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    40. Type-03R
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Defence: Lv.1 -5%, Lv.2 -6%, Lv.3 -7%, Lv.4 -8%, Lv.5 -9%
    
    41. Type-07FL
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 250, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    42. Type-09A
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    
    43. a-Spartoi
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    44. a-Hekatoncheir
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Defence: Lv.1 -5%, Lv.2 -5%, Lv.3 -5%, Lv.4 -5%, Lv.5 -5%
    
    45. a-Aracmne
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    46. a-Harpyiai
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    
    47. Tukina
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 250
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -2%, Lv.3 -4%, Lv.4 -6%, Lv.5 -7%
    
    48. Tukina(a1)
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 200, Lv.3 300, Lv.4 400, Lv.5 500
    Defence: Lv.1 -5%, Lv.2 -10%, Lv.3 -15%, Lv.4 -20%, Lv.5 -25%
    
    49. Tukina(a2)
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 400, Lv.3 500, Lv.4 600, Lv.5 700
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -10%, Lv.2 -15%, Lv.3 -20%, Lv.4 -25%, Lv.5 -30%
    
    50. Arena
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    51. Silky Dry
    Type: Willis
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    52. Legioss
    Type: Willis
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    53. Marine
    Type: Willis
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -3%, Lv.3 -6%, Lv.4 -9%, Lv.5 -12%
    
    54. Genesis
    Type: Willis
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -10%, Lv.3 -20%, Lv.4 -30%, Lv.5 -40%
    
    55. Marine Crab
    Type: Willis
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 0, Lv.3 0, Lv.4 0, Lv.5 0
    
    56. Hunter Dog
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 250
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -5%, Lv.3 -10%, Lv.4 -15%, Lv.5 -20%
    
    57. Garland-03
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 250
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -5%, Lv.3 -10%, Lv.4 -15%, Lv.5 -20%
    
    58. MM-01
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 250
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 250, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 450
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -10%, Lv.3 -20%, Lv.4 -30%, Lv.5 -40%
    
    59. Zero Labor
    Type: Willis
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 350
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    60. Crescent
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 250
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -5%, Lv.3 -10%, Lv.4 -15%, Lv.5 -20%
    
    61. Death Valley
    Type: Willis
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 250, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 450
    Armor: Lv.1 100, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 300
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    62. V Cannon
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 50, Lv.4 50, Lv.5 50
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 250
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -10%, Lv.3 -20%, Lv.4 -30%, Lv.5 -40%
    
    63. Crusader
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 250, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 450
    Armor: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 200, Lv.5 250
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    64. Santo Cielo
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 350
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 100, Lv.4 150, Lv.5 200
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    65. Portafortune
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 350
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 100, Lv.3 200, Lv.4 300, Lv.5 400
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    66. Forbice
    Type: Willis
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 50, Lv.3 150, Lv.4 250, Lv.5 350
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 0, Lv.3 0, Lv.4 0, Lv.5 0
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    67. Decarabia
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 250, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 450
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 0, Lv.3 0, Lv.4 0, Lv.5 0
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    68. Forneus
    Type: Willis
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 50, Lv.2 150, Lv.3 250, Lv.4 350, Lv.5 450
    Armor: Lv.1 0, Lv.2 0, Lv.3 0, Lv.4 0, Lv.5 0
    Defence: Lv.1 -0%, Lv.2 -0%, Lv.3 -0%, Lv.4 -0%, Lv.5 -0%
    
    69. QuWong
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 400, Lv.2 500, Lv.3 600, Lv.4 700, Lv.5 800
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -5%, Lv.2 -8%, Lv.3 -11%, Lv.4 -14%, Lv.5 -17%
    
    70. Ayane
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 400, Lv.2 500, Lv.3 600, Lv.4 700, Lv.5 800
    Armor: Lv.1 300, Lv.2 600, Lv.3 900, Lv.4 1200, Lv.5 1500
    Defence: Lv.1 -4%, Lv.2 -9%, Lv.3 -14%, Lv.4 -19%, Lv.5 -24%
    
    71. Tukina
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 500, Lv.2 600, Lv.3 700, Lv.4 800, Lv.5 800
    Armor: Lv.1 800, Lv.2 900, Lv.3 1000, Lv.4 1100, Lv.5 1200
    Defence: Lv.1 -15%, Lv.2 -20%, Lv.3 -25%, Lv.4 -30%, Lv.5 -35%
    
    72. Yagisawa
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Short
    HP: Lv.1 500, Lv.2 600, Lv.3 700, Lv.4 800, Lv.5 800
    
    73. Bachelor
    Type: Shmicram
    Style: Long
    HP: Lv.1 500, Lv.2 600, Lv.3 700, Lv.4 800, Lv.5 800
    Armor: Lv.1 200, Lv.2 300, Lv.3 400, Lv.4 500, Lv.5 600
    Defence: Lv.1 -10%, Lv.2 -15%, Lv.3 -20%, Lv.4 -25%, Lv.5 -30%
    
    74: Leviathan (Reika)
    Type: ?
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 600, Lv.2 700, Lv.3 800, Lv.4 800, Lv.5 800
    
    75: Leviathan (Renn)
    Type: ?
    Style: All
    HP: Lv.1 600, Lv.2 700, Lv.3 800, Lv.4 800, Lv.5 800
    
    <<H. About Baldrhead>>
    
    [Previous Baldr Series:]
    
    Game: Baldrhead, Baldr Fist, Baldr Bullet.
    
    Expansion: Baldr Bareneko (Baldr Bullet).
    
    Story Timeline: Baldr Bullet, Baldrhead, Baldr Fist.
    
    The following is a brief description of the previous Baldr series.
    
    [a. Baldrhead, The Armed Financial Gaiden]
    
    Genre: Mecha, Action Adventure
    
    Main Character: Baldy (I'm seriously not joking here)
    
    Story: I seiorusly couldn't tell what the heck is going on.
    
    Battle System: Very similar to Baldr Bullet and Baldr Force, minus
    the weapons for short dash.  9 weapons can be equipped.  No specials
    exist.  Battle triggered when walking into enemy zone.
    
    Weapon Upgrade: Everything can only be upgraded with money.
    
    Obtain Weapon: Weapons can only be bought with money, except for the
    starting equipment.
    
    Mecha Upgrade: No.
    
    Mecha Type: GIGAS.
    
    Ups: Adventure sytle gameplay.  Money based weapon system.  Some
    dialogs support female character voice.  Message skip feature
    installed.  Chibi characters and CGs at times.  Special GIGAS
    unloading sequence.
    
    Downs: Black text does not work well with dark backgrounds, some
    of the gameplay feels a bit rigid, some weapons are limitted to be
    short range or long range only.  Lack of level of difficulty, but
    doesn't make too much of a big deal.  Lack of weapon execution
    delay.  Video not working properly with newer versions of Windows.
    Require Japanese version of Windows or set the language to Japanese
    to install.
    
    [b. Baldr Fist]
    
    Genre: Mecha, Tournament
    
    Story: Different people in the society are facing different financial
    problems.  They hire GIGAS pilots (apparently all female) to enter
    this tournament to win the big prize money.  However, the pilots
    who lost their main fights will be punished...
    
    Battle System: Similar to Baldr Force system, but not as good.  There
    is no short dash weapon, and normal dash shares the same weapon as
    long range.  The weapons equipped as combos.  Unlike Baldr Bullet and
    Baldr Force, the player don't equip individual weapons but equip
    weapon combos designed by the player.  This is the only Baldr game
    where the player can actually block with a command.  Only 4 combos
    can be equiped at the same time.  Special weapons are featured
    in the game.  A total of 4 can be equiped at one time.  Unlike Baldr
    Force where the player must charge up the force bar before a force
    crash can be used, the player has this special icon listed beside
    their health and one is used when a special is performed.  At
    every round, one special will be given to the winner and two will
    be given to the loser.  The number of specials executable at the
    start of the fight can be increased from upgrading.  The better
    combo the player pulls off, the more extra bonus money will be
    granted.  Repair is automatic at the end of each fight, and their
    costs are subtracted from the money gained in battle.  Sometimes
    actions are sold as well.  Actions can't attack but they can be used
    to help chain combos.
    
    Weapon Upgrade: Heat usage can be reduced from using them in battle.
    Weapon power and effectiveness can only be upgraded with money.
    
    Obtain Weapon: Weapons can only be bought or obtained at the start
    of the game.  New weapons appear when enemies use them.
    
    Mecha Upgrade: Yes.
    
    Mecha Type: GIGAS.
    
    Ups: Specials, customizable weapon combo system that is very easy
    to chain combos, upgradable mecha and blocking system.  All of the
    main characters have voice support.  Chibi characters and CGs at
    times.
    
    Downs: Weapons are often not executable during short dash.  Lack
    of level of difficulty (those do poor in battle will not do so
    great in game).  Will not install unless it is a Japanese version
    of Windows or the language is set to Japanese.
    
    [c. Baldr Bullet]
    
    Genre: Mecha, Digital Novel
    
    Main Character: Selgey
    
    Story: The Baldr System, a man-made computer proclaimed itself
    as god.  Many people supported it, but others rebelled against
    it.  In the middle of South America, a company of peace maker
    soldiers are doing their best to cease flames before they
    spread.
    
    Battle System: Almost the same as Baldr Force, but there are
    no special weapons.
    
    Weapon Upgrades: By using the weapons in battle can reduce heat
    required and gain weapon exp.
    
    Obtain Weapon: Can either be developed or gained through storyline.
    Basic weapons are obtained at the start of the game.  New weapons
    appears as weapon level goes up.
    
    Mecha Upgrade: No.
    
    Mecha Type: HAWS, GIGAS appears as an enemy.
    
    Ups: Survival mode first appeared, the fact that all endings can
    be accessed at any playthrough. Quite adaptable to newer and
    non-Japanese versions of Windows.
    
    Downs: Weapon execution delay are all too short to make a good
    difference between weapons.  It made the game easier.  Also,
    Baldr Bullet lack voice and message skip.
    
    [Other Games by Baldrhead:]
    
    Game: Duel Savior, Duel Savior.
    
    Expansion: Duel Savior Justice.
    
    <<I. Author and Legal stuff>>
    
    Do not redistribute this walkthrough over the net or in printed form
    or in any way for money making without permission from me.  All
    distribution not modify anything regarding my name or any other
    contributors.  All legal statements shall not be modified as well.
    
    Hosted Sites (Will be updated, so if you see this walkthrough and it
    is not at the sites below, please contact me):
    
    - GameFAQs
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    Contributors (Those who have contributed in giving me ideas or contacted
    me regarding sites stealing my walkthrough):
    
    - VC viper - proving that Leviathan-Renn can be beaten in close range
    combat.
    
    - fruitymuffin (Lysander) - correcting my spelling and grammar mistakes
    in Minori's branch.
    
    - Delin - correcting the "cooporation" mistake and suggesting new
    locations for the menu and controls.
    
    - Quill In The Shadows - correcting the word "savatage" to "sabotage".
    
    Author: I'm known as TechMaster, Techie, or Wanderer (<-Alicuu BBS only).
    My email address is: techmasterys@yahoo.com
    
    Editor: fruitymuffin (Lysander) <- Your own space to write anything that
    does not bypass the adult rating.
    
    =Legal Claims=
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by
    their respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
    Copyright 2006 Yu-Chen Shih

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