Criminale! F 1 – Gerardo
CV: Midorikawa Hikaru
10PM. Barcelona. At an abandoned building in Eixample. 
Hey! Are you okay?
That confused look on your face… Did you only just notice?
What’s the matter? Those guys didn’t do anything to you, did they?
You’ve been imprisoned in this abandoned building. They’ve got you tied up too.
Just wait a minute while I untie you.
Being tied up this tightly must hurt.
You’re okay? There’s no way that’s true!
The colour of your fingers is a little different.
Huh? You still haven’t understood the situation you’re in?
Your memories are all mixed up?
You know who I am, don’t you?
You do recognise me!
Yes, I’m Gerardo. So do you remember coming to Barcelona on holiday?
When you ended up alone in Barcelona, somebody… No, it was an enemy. That enemy attacked and kidnapped you. That’s why you’ve been imprisoned here.
Can you remember where you were attacked?
You’re right… I’ll rephrase that question. How much do you remember?
You left the airport and took a bus or taxi, didn’t you?
Do you remember getting off a bus or out of a taxi?
So that’s when it was. You were attacked as you got off the bus.
In that case, there’s no doubt that the enemy had been following you.
A considerable amount of planning went into your kidnapping.
Tch… They’re a dangerous opponent. You don’t seem to have any injuries, but does it hurt anywhere?
So your only injuries are the marks from where you got tied up?
You might not have noticed it yet. Tell me right away if you feel any pain.
I’m just glad you’re safe. When I thought that something might have happened to you…
Ah… We should get out of here first. We can’t stay here too long.
It’s crawling with enemies. We’d immediately be surrounded by enemies if I was careless about firing my gun.
We’re going to escape without being seen.
Can you stand?
That’s a reassuring answer! I like that bold side of you.
Try not to make a sound.
You’re a good girl.
Let’s go then!
Stop! Stay close to the wall and hold your breath.
Have they gone now?
There are more guards around now… Does that mean they found out you’ve been rescued?
This whole place is full of enemies. So they’re giving us the VIP treatment, huh?
There are guards or alarms around every possible escape route.
Damn it. What are we supposed to do?
Hmm? What’s the matter?
Tch! There’s someone coming from that direction?
Is there a room we can hide in?
We’ve got no choice. We’re going in there!
You don’t know where? That locker full of equipment!
It’s no good saying it’s too small! We’re going in, even if we have to force ourselves!
It definitely is difficult for the two of us to fit in here.
I can tell that you’re trembling.
Come on. Come closer and relax more.
It’s alright if you lean on me.
Why are you embarrassed? There’s no reason for you to be doing that now.
I’m going to get closer to you.
It’ll be easier that way. Come on!
This is fine. Now we just have to pray that the enemy passes us by.
It’s okay. Don’t worry. I’m sure that God will save us.
Even if he doesn’t save a member of the mafia like me, he won’t let you get killed. So just relax.
Calm down. You might make a noise if you’re trembling that much.
I’m scared of this situation too. I even thought I’d drop my gun because of how much my hands were sweating on the way here.
Don’t misunderstand though. I’m not scared of being killed by the enemy. I might not be able to protect you. I might lose you. That’s what I’m scared of.
Please. Don’t stop here.
Good girl. Stay quiet.
They’ve gone. You did well.
When we’re this close, I feel like making a move on you before we get out of here.
Of course I was joking. We should get out of here first.
So what should we do now?
Ah… How did I know you’d been kidnapped?
It was simple. They told Amphisbaena  about it. They said “We’ve kidnapped the daughter of the previous Father. Do as we say if you want her released.”
They probably want to take control of the criminal underworld away from Amphisbaena.
Anyway, this doesn’t have anything to do with you. I’m sorry you got caught up in a fight between mafia. It’s more important that we think about what we’re going to do next though. I came here alone, so I don’t know if we can count on help from the others…
Shh! Don’t shout. I know I shouldn’t have come alone, but I couldn’t just do nothing when I heard you’d been kidnapped.
We should get out of here first. We can take our time worrying after that. Let’s go over there. Come with me. I’m counting on you to watch our backs.
We can’t leave through the front entrance. We’ve got to find a place where there aren’t any guards.
Yes. I came in from one of the top floors. There were cracks in the building, so I used them as footholds to climb up.
It’s impossible for us to leave that way. Climbing down is much more difficult than climbing up. I’m not sure if a thief like me could even do it.
What’s the matter?
Hey… They came from behind?!
Damn it! They didn’t even hesitate to shoot inside this building!
We’re going to run! Come with me!
Turn into that corner!
They’re here too? We’ve got no choice, we’ll have to push past them!
Have we lost the enemies who were behind us?
Let’s hide for now. We’ll just go into one of these rooms.
Hey. Did you notice that the enemies we bumped into earlier were aiming at you instead of me?
Even though I was carrying a gun, they aimed at you, who was unarmed.
You don’t understand? It means that the enemy isn’t trying to make a deal with Amphisbaena. A hostage is no good unless they’re alive. Would they really shoot at a hostage?
They were probably looking for the opportunity to kill you. The enemy’s situation might have changed, or there’s a reason for this that we can’t even imagine.
Don’t worry. I’ll protect you, no matter what.
Why are you apologising? You haven’t done anything wrong.
You’ve caused me trouble? I don’t feel that way at all.
Don’t worry about unnecessary things.
Sit down for a while. I should also change the magazine while I’ve got time.
I’ve used up a lot of bullets. I wonder if I’ve even got enough with me?
If things get really bad, I could come up with some makeshift bombs. Things will be difficult if I can’t get any more bullets though.
Hey… Where are you going all by yourself?!
Tch! They were right outside?
What are you doing? We’re getting out of here!
Damn it! Looks like we weren’t able to avoid getting into a gunfight.
We’ve got no choice. We’re going to force our way through!
Make sure we don’t get separated!
I’m going to break though that wall with a grenade!
Keep your mouth open. Otherwise you’ll end up biting your tongue!
We’re getting out of here! Run!
We made it out somehow. I was really scared.
Hey. What were you trying to do earlier?
Did you want to die?
You don’t want to cause trouble for me and Amphisbaena?
Did you think that sacrificing yourself would help?
Hey. Do you remember what happened before?
The time when we were hiding out in my childhood home during those 48 desperate hours.
When we were surrounded by enemies and I had given up, you were the one who told me to keep going. Then I made a promise to you and myself. That I’d protect you, Amphisbaena and everything else. I don’t plan on abandoning my resolve.
You can see what they are. They’re handcuffs.
I’m going to protect you.
 Eixample – A district of Barcelona which was designed during the middle of the 19th century and expanded into space that was previously kept empty for defence outside the city walls.
 Amphisbaena – A mythological ant-eating snake, which has heads at both ends of its body.
11PM. Barcelona. On a street in Eixample.
These guys just don’t give up!
Are you okay? You almost tripped.
Should we rest for a while?
You don’t have to pretend you’re okay.
You almost tripped, so you must be tired.
It seems like we’ve lost the people who were following us.
Having to run without being seen must be difficult for you.
I’ve always been chased by the police, but things are completely different when someone is trying to kill you.
Damn it. There’s something interrupting the phone signal.
No… Maybe the signal is deliberately being blocked.
At this rate, our phones are going to be useless. They’ve really planned this carefully.
Are they really just members of the mafia?
It’s no good if we can’t contact Amphisbaena.
We’d be just like a mouse getting toyed with by a cat.
If we can’t count on anyone’s help, then we’ll have to come up with a different plan.
Should we wait until later before we do that? Let’s just get out of this place for now.
Yes. Did you notice? This place is arranged in the shape of a grid. The layout of the city is a simple one, so it would be really dangerous if we got discovered. The enemy has the advantage in numbers too.
In other words, we have to move without being seen. This is another life-threatening game of hide-and-seek.
Just after I said that, another enemy turned up.
It’s okay. It’s dark here. Stay close to the wall. Don’t make a sound.
If you’re scared, then close your eyes and pray.
This isn’t good. Is there a group of them?
We can’t let them find us here.
Don’t get scared. I’m not going to start shooting.
This is the empty magazine from earlier. I’m going to throw it at them.
I hope it fools them.
I can’t tell how many of them there are. I’m not even sure what they want. They kidnapped you and tried to kill you.
For starters, it’s strange that they would even take you as a hostage. Although you’re the daughter of the former Father, you’re just an ordinary person. In normal circumstances, Amphisbaena would just abandon you. I can’t figure this out. It’s just like we’re up against a ghost.
Sorry. I made you worry, didn’t I?
You look like a frightened puppy. I’ll pat your head, so just smile like you always do.
I’m the Father, as well as your lover. That’s why I’m going to try and protect everything.
It doesn’t matter who my opponent is. Anyone who targets you is an enemy.
Hmm… There’s another one of those guys? We can’t stay here any longer.
Can you keep going for a little longer? Just hold on until we get out of here.
Are you ready to go then?
12AM. Barcelona. Passeig de Gràcia.  Near Casa Batlló. 
Although it’s almost midnight, it’s so bright that you wouldn’t believe it was night-time.
Just look. Even though it’s not Christmas, the streets are full of decorative lights.
And all these people… I knew this place was a tourist attraction, but it’s still a surprise when you see it with your own eyes.
What’s the matter? Are you scared that someone will find us?
It definitely is bright here, but you won’t be found so easily when you’re among all these people.
At the very least, they won’t be able to shoot at you. We can actually relax a little.
Hmm? Is there something you’re curious about?
That building is a pretty odd shape, isn’t it? The walls have a wavy pattern.
It looks beautiful when it’s all lit up.
Casa Batlló? It’s a World Heritage Site, huh?
Hmm… Gaudi?  The man who designed La Sagrada Familia?  You know quite a lot about him.
Huh… I guess there’s nothing strange about that though. You should have been taking your time to look at things like this. It’s unfortunate things turned out the way they did…
Can’t you go inside?
I see. So you can only go inside during the day. That’s too bad.
Well… You looked so happy while you were talking about it. I kind of wished we could go inside together. It’d be nice to take our time looking. If we get another chance…
Don’t look so worried again. It’s okay. I’m going to protect you.
Right… Let’s pretend to be tourists and keep on walking.
We’ll just take things slowly. We’ll try and go as far as we can.
Look. Even though it’s really late, the shops are still open.
It’s impossible for us to go inside and look around, but we can at least do some window shopping. Now that you think about it, this is a pretty fancy thing to do. Walking around in a foreign country together like this…
Is there something you want?
Something that matches?
Don’t make jokes like that!
I can see us getting laughed at by the rest of Amphisbaena if we do that.
Ah… How about I give you one of my guns then?
The others won’t laugh at us and it’s something memorable too.
I’ve got spare guns, so it won’t cause me any trouble.
I’m joking. I couldn’t entrust someone else with a weapon I’ve always used. That’d be an unlucky thing to do to a keepsake of mine. Anyway, even if you use a gun…
Don’t look up. There’s a drunk man walking in front, diagonal to us, but the way he’s walking doesn’t look natural. He’s carrying a gun.
No. He doesn’t seem to have noticed us. He might be a plain clothes policeman who’s patrolling this area.
Well… In the movies, there’s something people always do in this kind of situation.
Come closer to me. Look this way, as if we’re window shopping.
What? You’re being surprisingly slow.
There’s something we can do naturally, without our faces being seen.
This is what I mean.
I missed? That guy is pretty sharp.
I’m surprised he can keep shooting with all these people around!
Sorry, but we’re going to have to run for a little longer.
These guys are crazy! How are we going to shake them off?
When there’s all this light…
Ah… Right! There must be a maintenance cover somewhere!
There it is!
There’s a car we can use to hide behind too!
We’re going to hide in its shadow!
One minute… No, thirty seconds is enough! Just buy me some time.
You don’t have to think about hitting anything.
As long as you shoot, the enemies should stop moving.
There’s a lid down by your feet, isn’t there? To put it simply, it’s a switchboard. Just like the ones in Rome. This is a tourist area, so the cables are buried underground.
We’re going to pull it open and blow up what’s inside. Then the electricity around here should switch off. I’ll leave the enemies to you!
What? Is it rusty?
Alright, it’s open!
Just a little longer! Keep holding on!
It’s done! Let’s hurry up and get away from here!
It’s just as I expected! Running in the dark will be easy! Let’s go!
 Passeig de Gràcia – A major street in Barcelona which is one of its most important shopping and business areas.
 Casa Batlló – A house designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi and commissioned by the textile industrialist Joseph Batlló.
 Gaudi – A Spanish architect who designed many buildings in Barcelona.
 La Sagrada Familia – A Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi. Construction began in 1882, but was incomplete when Gaudi died in 1926 and is estimated to be complete around 2026.
2AM. Barcelona. Near the Passeig de Gràcia.
Looks like there’s no one following us. Things worked out somehow.
This isn’t good though. I used up a lot more bullets than I thought I would.
Hmm? A florist?
This is perfect timing. I know it’ll be inconvenient for the manager, but we’ll go in for a while. It’ll be a good way to rest too.
Of course we can get in! Just who do you think I am?
You sit down there and rest. I’m going to put together a makeshift bomb.
Chemical fertiliser and a lighter… These ingredients are fine.
I’ll use this to make up for being low on ammunition, while the rest depends on us running.
There are several ways we can get back to Rome together.
Plane. Boat. Train. Car.
Well… Our opponent won’t be making our journey easy, but the safest way is probably by car.
Once we get into France, they won’t be able to chase us so easily. However, getting a car will be a problem.
We could go by RENFE, the Spanish railroad, but there might be guards at the stations. If someone sees us, then we’ll be like a mouse caught in a trap. It’d be a different story if we had the courage to jump from a moving train though.
Right now, our phones don’t have any signal for some reason. There’s nothing we can do except for hiding a little longer.
What is it?
No. I can’t take off the handcuffs.
You haven’t forgotten what you did in that rundown building, have you?
You might think that everything will work out if you sacrifice yourself, but that’s not right. At least in my opinion anyway.
Why? You don’t know the reason?
Alright. I’ll explain it to you then.
It’s true that we’re not sure what our enemy wants. But kidnapping you and trying to kill you must have some kind of advantage for them. There’s no doubt about that. If it’s an advantage for them, then it will be the opposite for Amphisbaena.
If you really are considering what’s best for everyone’s sake, then you should try to survive, no matter what. Even if it means using me as a shield.
What is it? You don’t mind sacrificing yourself, but you don’t want someone else to do the same?
You’re right. I’m the leader of Amphisbaena. But that doesn’t mean someone can’t replace me.
The mafia is built upon the condition that people will die. Even if I die, that doesn’t mean Amphisbaena will be destroyed.
I’ll say it as many times as it takes. You’re not allowed to die.
Well? Do you understand now?
That’s right. I’m a little annoyed. Annoyed that I have to give such an impersonal reason.
All this talk about allies, enemies and what they stand to gain are all impersonal things.
Of course Amphisbaena is important to me. I also promised to protect everything. That feeling is something real.
But the reason I don’t want you to die is because you’re my lover. Even if I wasn’t the leader of Amphisbaena, I’m sure I would have done the same thing. Even if everything could be solved by you sacrificing yourself, I wouldn’t let you do that. I wouldn’t be able to accept it.
Or aren’t my feelings enough to convince you? Do you need another reason?
I’m sorry. I should apologise. I ended up saying something that scared you.
It’s no good getting angry at you when our enemies are the ones at fault.
Come closer to me.
It’s because of the situation we’re in.
Our enemies are so persistent that it’ll be another dangerous game of hide and seek once we get out of here. That’s why I want to feel you right now.
When I look at you, it seems as if you really will break if I hold you tightly. How can someone as fragile as you think about sacrificing yourself?
Don’t move so much. It seems like you don’t realise it, but if you wriggle around like that, it makes a man want to tease you even more.
I know your ears are your weak spot. Or would it be better if I went lower?
Your neck? Alright then…
Keep your voice down too. If you make a suspicious noise, the people living around here will notice and it’ll be troublesome.
This is your punishment for trying to sacrifice yourself without thinking how I’d feel. I’ve got to punish you completely. It’s too late for you to apologise.
That’s right. Let me be the only one you feel, just like that.
I’ll make you understand just how much I care about you.
I’m definitely going to protect you.
5AM. Barcelona. Near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. 
It’s beginning to get lighter?
I know this isn’t the time to be saying this, but Barcelona looks pretty nice in the morning.
What we’re going to do next?
Right… Getting in contact with Amphisbaena is our priority, but at any rate, staying in one place is dangerous. Trying to get to the border would be the best thing to do. We need to think of a way to get there though. I don’t see any of our enemies around right now, so I guess we’ll just borrow a car from somewhere.
We don’t have a choice. This is an emergency.
I hope we’ll be lucky enough for the enemy to lose one of their vehicles, but I don’t think things will work out that conveniently.
This can’t be happening! Get down!
Don’t look up! Just stay as you are!
Jeez! They’re going up against us, without even caring about the time or place!
They’re going to drive into us again?! Don’t underestimate my shooting skills!
It’s alright. You can look up now.
I pulled the handcuffs hard when I was taking cover earlier. Did you hurt your arms?
Anyway, it looks like we got lucky.
We’re going to take this bike. If things go well, then we won’t have to stop on the way.
Have you ridden on the back of a bike before?
I guess not, huh.
Put your arms around me, where my stomach is, and stay close. Hold on tight.
It’ll be a long journey, but I hope you can handle it.
6AM. Barcelona. Near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes.
They really are insane! They’re going to have a car chase on an ordinary street in Barcelona?!
I thought we’d gotten lucky with the bike, but then this happens!
They’re buzzing around us like flies!
Damn it, there’s more of them!
I tried to lose them by turning into different streets, but now I’m not even sure about the direction we’re going in!
Hmm? What is it? On our left?
They’re coming from that way?
They just keep coming!
They really are trying to kill us.
It seems like they don’t plan on letting us leave Barcelona.
Tch! They’re coming from the front this time?!
All of them?!
Hey… Keep your head down!
Are you hurt? I mean… Can you move?
Considering how far we were thrown, we got off pretty lightly.
They’ve passed us for now, but we have to start moving again soon.
That explosion was pretty intense though.
Ah… I dropped the makeshift bomb I put together earlier.
We’ve got to find somewhere to hide.
The way things are, even if we disappear into the crowd that’s gathered, they’ll just shoot the people around us.
What is it?
An underground path? This isn’t Rome, you know.
There really is one…
There’s a crack in the ground where the bomb fell. I think we’ll be able to get down there too.
It seems like a good place to hide, but since we don’t know where it goes, we’d be taking a risk…
Hmm… Let’s go.
 Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes – A large square in Barcelona which is home to a shopping centre, as well as being the venue for one of the city’s most well-known open air markets.
7AM. Barcelona. A mysterious underground path.
It really is an underground path. I thought this was something you could only find in Italy.
So they’ve got something like this in Barcelona too… Did you know about it?
Right… I’ve never heard about it either.
I wonder where it leads to…
Let’s just follow this path for now. It’s difficult to walk in the dark though.
Come to think of it, I’ve heard that the ground around here is quite weak. It’s close to the sea and construction in the city made it even worse. The bomb I made also broke through the ground because it was more powerful than I thought it’d be.
Ah… Are you hurt? We were in a hurry earlier and we didn’t get to check it out, right?
Stuff like bruises can get worse later on. Tell me if it hurts.
Me? One of my arms feels numb. I guess it happened when we got thrown off the bike.
Hey… You’re worrying too much. My body is stronger than that. We can’t do anything about it in the dark anyway. Let’s just keep moving forward.
This doesn’t come out at a dead end, right?
It’s going to be okay? How do you know that?
You’re right. Even if we come out at a dead end, I’m going to do something. That’s obvious, isn’t it?
Ah! Are you okay?
You didn’t trip over something, did you?
Are you feeling tired?
Come on, give me your hand.
Come closer. I’ll support you. You’ll fall over again if I don’t.
Don’t apologise. This isn’t your fault. You’ve been on the move all this time.
Although we aren’t out of Barcelona yet, we can relax for a while.
It’s not strange for you to let your guard down and trip.
Hmm? I’m fine.
I couldn’t call myself a member of the mafia if I started complaining now.
What? It tickles? It’s not like I touched you somewhere strange. You’re just sensitive.
Or it could be something else… I see… This is another of your weaknesses.
I’ll make sure I don’t forget.
Don’t get angry! I’m sorry!
Fine! I’ll just hold you somewhere else then.
Is this alright?
Hmm? This path leads into another one.
When you’re lost, take the left path.
Hey. Have you noticed anything?
I didn’t notice because it was so dark, but this path is strangely wide.
The ground is stable and easy to walk on. It doesn’t seem like an ancient underground path.
Where on earth are we?
Yes… It’s shaking. I can see light in the distance too.
No way… An underground railway?!
That’s why it was so well looked after!
If we don’t do something about this, then getting out of Barcelona is the least of our worries!
There’s no way out?!
Damn it! It’s too dark to see anything!
What can we do?!
We don’t have a choice! We’re going to lie down on the tracks!
There’s nothing else we can do! Just make the sign of the cross or something!
Hey! Are you okay?
We did it! I was sure we were done for this time!
I said the same thing at the florist. I did it because of the situation we’re in!
It’s a miracle that we’re even alive!
Hold me even tighter. I want to take my time feeling your warmth.
Ah! What’s going on? We didn’t have any signal until now…
Huh? We picked up a wi-fi signal from somewhere… It’s probably from a nearby station.
I see… We’re underground, so the enemy can’t block the signal?
It’s a message from Amphisbaena. It looks like they’re making their own arrangements. It’s just what I would’ve expected from my allies.
It seems like they know pretty much what’s happening.
They’re going to send a helicopter to pick us up tomorrow evening. It’ll arrive at 10PM.
The enemy will be trying to stop us, but they’re going to do something about it.
Amphisbaena is waiting for your return too. So don’t keep saying that you’re an inconvenience or that you’ll be going alone.
Yes. If we do our best to stay hidden until then, we’ll be able to escape from Barcelona.
Right… The place they’ll be meeting us at is… La Sagrada Familia?