Criminale! 2 – Lucia
CV: Kondo Takashi
8PM. Syracuse, Sicily.  In the room of a resort hotel.
Don’t move. Don’t make a sound either.
Sit still. You can tell what’s pressed up against your throat, can’t you?
I’d prefer you to call it a dagger instead of a knife.
It’s not fake. It’s completely real.
You’re being held from behind and a blade is pressing against your throat.
You know what you should do right now, don’t you?
I’ll kill you if you struggle.
That’s right. Stay quiet, just like that.
Come on, show me your left hand.
This bracelet… There’s no doubt about it.
Hmm? You think I’m a thief or something?
Do you think I’d come all the way to a hotel room just for the sake of money?
There’s no way I’d do something so troublesome.
Just keep quiet. You haven’t forgotten about the blade next to your throat, have you?
Things got complicated because you decided to go on a trip. I had to come all the way to the southernmost island in Italy. Finding you was nothing but trouble too.
Well… I’ll go anywhere for the sake of a mission. That’s because it’s my job.
I’ve already investigated you. You seem like a pretty tough girl. It’d be annoying if you escaped too…
Now you won’t be able to get away from me.
What are they?
They’re handcuffs. The other end of these handcuffs is attached to me.
We’re handcuffed together and it’s impossible for us to be apart.
That’s the retrieval complete.
Ah… I suppose I should tell you my name.
We’re going to be together for a while anyway.
My name is Lucia. I already know your name, so I don’t need to ask what it is.
Come on, let’s go.
Are you trying to escape?
Hey… These chains are made from steel. Pulling them isn’t going to do anything.
Stop that. There’s no point in struggling. Come over here now.
Don’t shout! You’re so noisy.
It looks like you’re going to be trouble, just like the information said.
I told you not to make a fuss if you didn’t want to get killed, didn’t I?
Then why don’t I test how well this dagger cuts?
Knives are my speciality, so I’ll be able to cut you without killing you.
I’ll start from your shoulder, go down your arm and stop at your wrist.
How about I slide the dagger along your skin until you can no longer talk?
You don’t want that?
You understand now, don’t you? I’m going to cut you the next time you do something troublesome.
Why do you look so pale? You’ll find out what’s going to happen to you if you follow me.
I’ve got these handcuffs. You can’t run away, no matter what.
Come on, just give up.
The hotel staff?!
It’s your fault for shouting!
This is troublesome, but I’ve got no choice.
You’re lighter than I thought you’d be. I won’t have any trouble carrying you.
That doesn’t change the fact that you’re baggage though.
Stay still. Do you want me to drop you?
We don’t have time to fool around. Let’s go.
That’s right. We’re going to escape from the window.
I believe in avoiding trouble.
I know that. We’re not going to jump straight down from the seventh floor.
It’s a wire. It’ll help us get down to the ground safely.
Don’t struggle. Do you want us to mess up our landing and hit the ground?
We’d end up like a wonderful mixed gelato. I definitely don’t want that.
I don’t like sweet things either.
Make sure you hold on tight. We’re going to jump!
There are a lot of people passing by here.
Hey, walk properly.
Was jumping from the seventh floor that much of a shock?
Or is it because you got kidnapped all of a sudden?
It doesn’t really matter what it is. Just don’t cause me any trouble.
Even if this is my job, walking alongside someone else doesn’t suit me.
That’s right. This is my job.
That’s enough talking. Why don’t you start moving?
We’re going into that side street. Come on.
If we get out of here and come out on the other side of the main street…
It’s no good. There’s a policeman.
Is he on patrol? This is why I hate touristy places.
Are you an idiot? Asking for help from a policeman of all people!
That’s the stupidest thing you could have done. This is just like some ridiculous comedy show.
Look. A whole group of them turned up.
They appeared pretty quickly. Unnaturally quickly.
You think you’re going to be saved, but it’s actually the opposite.
That’s not right. I’m not in trouble. We’re in trouble.
Run! We’ll get hit if we stand around here!
Even though we’re running with our backs to them, they don’t seem to be bothered!
They’re worthless policemen!
Just look ahead when you’re running! You’ll only get slowed down!
That was close! That bullet would’ve hit you if we hadn’t dodged it.
These streets are pretty complicated. We’ll be able to lose them.
Ah… Don’t try to use this as a chance to escape. You won’t be able to get away from me as long as these handcuffs are on. Just follow me obediently. Let’s go.
You’re asking why the policemen were shooting at us?
It was your fault! Because you were asking for help from just about the worst people in Sicily to ask help from!
Whoa! Why’d you fall over?!
Hey… Don’t forget that I get dragged down when you fall over.
There’s a pretty bad scratch on my wrist. Come on. Get up.
It’s not like a scratch on your knee is going to stop you running.
Even if it hurts, you’ve got to run.
Come on, we don’t have time to take it easy.
This isn’t good. They’re going to catch up.
What are you doing? Hurry up.
Come on! Give me your hand.
Huh? Something fell down?
This isn’t the time to worry about that. Run!
 Syracuse is a historic city on the island of Sicily, which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
10PM. Syracuse, Sicily. A chapel inside a church. Two hours have passed.
We’ve managed to lose them. Let’s hide here for a while.
A rundown church like this one isn’t going to attract any tourists.
Anyway, no one would willingly come to a creepy place like this at night.
You’re sitting down because you’re tired? You’re so weak.
You don’t have to talk. You’re annoying.
Never mind that, come over here.
Stop? I’m only pulling you because you can’t move.
Just come here. If you stay there, we won’t be able to escape if something happens.
We’ll also know what’s happening outside if we stay by the wall.
Things are calm right now. We’ll be able to rest a little.
Come and sit next to me.
Just sit down!
Hmm? Why are you afraid of looking at me?
I’d understand being scared of those policemen though.
What’s going to happen to you now? I’m just going to take you with me.
Kidnapping? I can’t believe you’d say that.
I’m not kidnapping you. It’s the complete opposite.
I’m taking you with me to protect you.
Your life is in danger.
Why are you surprised?
You don’t understand?
Ah… I did take you away without any explanation…
But it’d take too long to explain, so it doesn’t really matter.
Explaining it would just be annoying…
Have you heard of Amphisbaena? 
They’re mafia. A large organisation which has control over the criminal underworld.
But they’re in a bit of trouble right now.
The head of the organisation was murdered, so there’s no one to lead it and everyone is fighting over who will be his successor.
I’m a member of that organisation.
That’s right. I’m a member of the mafia.
Killing is my speciality, so I’m not interested in protecting anyone.
This time is an exception. As he was dying, Father asked me to protect you.
Why? That’s obvious. You’re his daughter.
Your eyes are wide open. Is it really that surprising?
Ah… You were told that your father died in an accident when you were a child.
That wasn’t true.
That’s right. It was nonsense.
Father actually distanced himself from you when you were a child.
The struggle for power got worse and he didn’t want you to get caught up in it.
Judging by that look on your face, you really didn’t know anything, did you?
Well… We didn’t know anything about you until recently either.
That bracelet is proof. The seal engraved on it is a mark of Father’s trust. Not that many of them exist.
There’s no doubt that you’re his daughter. That gives you the right to choose his successor. That’s what the rules of the mafia say. That’s why you’re being targeted.
If you die without the successor being chosen, then the organisation will no longer exist.
Members of the mafia who are trying to make that happen are secretly targeting you.
Even Father probably didn’t want you to be involved, right until the very end.
The way things are, it’ll be safer for you to stay with us. You just have to come to our hideout. If you choose the successor there, that’ll put an end to this conflict.
I’m going to escort you there.
Not really. It’s up to you whether you believe me or not.
But there’s one thing that’s definitely true. You’ll be killed if you don’t do anything.
So come with me. If you don’t want to die, that is.
Huh? You think it’d be better to go to the police?
Are you serious?
You’re such an idiot.
If they were going to help you, then they wouldn’t have fired their guns at you.
This is probably unfortunate news to a normal person like you, but you should try to remember it.
The police have been bribed by rival organisations. In other words, they’re working for the mafia. They’re not going to help you. They’re your enemies too.
You don’t believe me?
Well, that doesn’t matter. You’ll realise it soon enough.
At any rate, you can’t escape from me thanks to these things.
I thought I’d take them off if you were an understanding person, but it seems like that’s impossible.
No. I can’t take them off. For as long as you won’t follow me obediently…
Don’t move. Stay still.
Yes. I’m sure that they’re police officers who’ve been following us.
They’re close. I can hear them talking.
I’ve got a good sense of hearing. It’s an important part of my work.
Can’t you already hear their conversation too though?
Yes, that’s what they said. Why don’t we capture her and hand her over to them?
So if they find you, you’ll be handed over to a dangerous organisation which is an enemy of Amphisbaena.
After that? Hmm… I don’t know.
You might be killed or you might be used for something. I’m not sure.
They’ve gone. We’ll wait a little longer before we go out.
It wouldn’t be good if we stayed here too long either.
What’s that expression on your face supposed to mean? Have you decided to believe me?
Hmm… So you’re worried.
But you want my help, don’t you?
You’ll have to understand who you should be relying on right now then.
I think you know the answer though.
12AM. Syracuse, Sicily. In a hotel. Four hours have passed.
This hotel looks ancient… Well… This is a tourist spot, but I guess this is what things are like outside the city.
What are you looking around for? Don’t complain about the room. You should be glad we’ve escaped without being discovered.
It’s safer to be inside at night. We can save our strength for later too.
What? Where are you supposed to sleep?
The bed, of course.
Do you want to sleep on that little sofa?
If you were on your own, you could do whatever you wanted, but we’re handcuffed together.
I’m not going with you. I’d rather sleep somewhere comfortable.
To make sure you don’t run away while I’m asleep, I’m not going to take off the handcuffs.
It doesn’t really matter if we share the same bed, does it?
Why are you trying to escape?
Aren’t you thinking too hard? You think I’m going to push you down on that bed?
This single room wasn’t exactly cheap. A double room would be impossible.
Jeez. Even this cheap room was overpriced.
I suppose we can rest here for a while though.
I gave them all that money. I’d be in trouble if they talked.
Ah… Stay still.
That’s right. Show me your knee.
The injury you got when you fell over… It’s been too dark for you to see it properly, right?
It’s worse than I thought.
Yes, you scraped it pretty badly.
It’s stopped now, but it seems like it was bleeding.
Let’s wash the wound in the bathroom. It’ll get infected if you leave it alone.
I don’t want to end up carrying you if you can’t walk.
You can wash it yourself?
You mean you want to go to the bathroom alone?
Alright then. Don’t try anything while the handcuffs are off.
Those policemen who work for the mafia are wandering around out there.
You won’t be able to escape by yourself. Everything will be over if you get caught.
You understand, don’t you? I’ll kill you if you even think of escaping from me.
Alright. I’m going to take off the handcuffs.
They’re not here…
The keys to the handcuffs, of course!
Maybe… What is it?
When did you see me drop them?
Ah… When you suddenly fell over and almost tripped me up too.
I had a feeling I’d dropped something then… So it was that time, huh…
There’s nothing we can do then. We’re going to be like this for a while.
Why are you worried? There’s no point in doing that.
It’s not the kind of key that an amateur can copy. I don’t like unnecessary effort.
It doesn’t really matter if we’re handcuffed together, does it? Thinking about every little thing is just an annoyance.
Right… In that case, we won’t be able to go into the bathroom separately.
 The amphisbaena is a mythological ant-eating snake, which has heads at both ends of its body.
12:30AM. Syracuse, Sicily. In a hotel bathroom. Four and a half hours have passed.
Come on. Roll up your clothes if you don’t want to get wet.
Put your leg out.
You’re so persistent. You can’t get away from me, so why are you even trying to struggle?
Why are you bothered about this?
We’re in the bathroom together, so it’s faster if I wash it.
Come on. Stand up and stay still.
All I did was hold onto your leg!
Make sure you roll your clothes up properly. I’m going to wash your leg now.
Why are you moving your leg? I can’t wash it without touching it.
I’ll kill you if you don’t do as I say.
For your information, I don’t plan on being polite to you just because you’re Father’s daughter. We’re together because this is a mission. That’s all it is. So don’t forget that.
I hate pointless things. When I tell you to do something, just do it obediently. Got it?
I suppose that’s enough.
Hey… Your face looks kind of red.
Are you embarrassed? Even though all I did was wash your leg.
You’re embarrassed by something like this… You’re such a child.
It’s the truth, isn’t it? You’re a child.
Huh? It’s true that I’m the same age as you, but don’t treat me like a child.
Are you making a fool of me just because I seem too young to be in the mafia?
I might not look like it, but I’m one of the elite.
Father himself taught me about assassination. Killing people is my speciality.
I’m completely different from a naïve girl like you.
You are naïve. You got shocked just because a policeman fired his gun at you. I feel depressed just thinking about how much you’re going to complain from now on.
This mission to be your bodyguard really is a bother. I have to walk around carrying this baggage with me.
Huh? You’re saying you’re not going to be like that?
So you won’t get scared when something happens?
Hmm… In that case… Even if a dagger is pressed against your throat like this?
Oh… You’re not saying you’re not scared?
How about now?
You ducked out of the way… If you’re scared, then why don’t you say so?
All I did was rip the hem of your clothes, but you definitely felt it, didn’t you?
The sensation of a blade tearing into something…
You’re so stubborn. I’m going to make you feel it even more intensely then.
I ripped the hem on the other side. Do you understand?
Why don’t you just give up already?
You won’t just be scared, your clothes will be torn to pieces too.
It doesn’t matter if you become even more defenceless in front of someone like me.
Shall I run the dagger along your body next?
Slowly moving downwards from your chest.
If I use a little force, then your skin will be cut along with your clothes.
Can you still say that you’re fine?
Did you get that courage from your father?
I wonder how long you’ll be able to put up with this…
How about I try this?
Hmm? I’m going to tie your hands to the tap. I’ve got some chains here too.
Come on. Put your hands behind you.
It’s no good struggling.
Now you can’t move. I can’t move my left hand either though.
Right… Seeing as we’re in the bathroom… I’ll wash your body for you.
I’m only going to wash you, so just stay still. I can only use one hand because of the handcuffs, so don’t move.
There aren’t any towels, so I’ll be touching your skin directly. That’s alright, isn’t it?
I suppose I’ll start with your stomach.
I’m going to use soap, so you should be thankful.
You’re fine, even when I caress you like this, aren’t you?
Why don’t you try and put up with it then?
Now I’m going to wash the sides of your body. Your back too.
Why are you moving?
Is that going to help you when you’re in trouble?
If you’re not going to become a burden, then try and put up with this.
Why does your voice sound strange?
You don’t like this?
Why don’t I lick some other places too, instead of just your ears?
Like your neck…
You’ve worked up quite a sweat, even though we’re in the bathroom.
It’s around your collarbone…
I’ll have to wash this again.
It’s no good. Both your hands are tied up.
If you want to escape, then why don’t you try and free yourself?
Alright. I’m going to use the shower to rinse you off.
I can’t wash you properly when you’re still dressed, so I’m going to put the shower underneath your clothes too.
Can’t you just use a dryer to dry your clothes?
Hey. How does it feel having the shower pressed directly against your skin?
Does it tickle? Then how about if I slide the shower along your skin?
Slowing moving upwards from your stomach…
Hmm? You don’t like being touched here?
Ah… I’m going to take my time teasing you with this shower then.
What do you think?
I don’t understand when all you say is “I don’t like it”.
You’re confident when you talk, but you’re not fighting back at all.
That’s why you’re naïve.
Do you understand? You’re a burden who can’t do anything when it counts.
If you understand, then don’t say anything strange again.
You just have to keep quiet and follow me.
It’s my job, so I’ll definitely get you to Rome.
That’s right, Rome.
Didn’t I tell you?
Now I remember… I’ve got a feeling that I didn’t tell you anything because it would’ve been annoying.
Amphisbaena’s hideout is in Rome. We’ll also be able to get these handcuffs off once we get there.
That’s why I’m trying to take you away from Sicily. We won’t be able to make our way to Rome straight away though.
That’s because the police have been bribed. They’ve been placed along all the different routes to Rome. Communication with Amphisbaena’s headquarters might have been intercepted too.
That’s right. Even an ordinary person like you can understand, can’t you?
Travelling to Rome will be difficult. But we can’t call for help either. Do you think this is a dangerous situation where escape is impossible?
It’s not like that. This is just what I expected. I made an agreement with my allies in advance. We’ve chosen somewhere to meet. If we don’t contact them within two days, then a helicopter will automatically be sent there.
Two days… That’s just over forty hours. We’re going to escape from the police on this island.
Well… It won’t be easy though.
Alright. You’ve had a shower, so let’s go already.
Huh… I got wet too. Never mind. It’ll be fine if I just leave it to dry.
I should’ve taken off my glasses before going into the bathroom though.
3AM. At a cheap hotel in Syracuse, Sicily. Seven hours have passed.
Are you still going to stay awake? Why don’t you get some sleep?
It’s the opposite. It’s because of this situation that we have to sleep. Even if we’re not tired…
Otherwise things are just going to be difficult later on. You can do whatever you want, but I’m going to sleep.
Also… You’re going to fall. You’re too close to the edge of the bed. Why don’t you come this way?
It’ll hurt my wrist if you fall. Just come over here.
Why are you so tense? Is that how you react when you’re sleeping beside someone?
Hey… What’ll happen if I hold onto you now?
Hmm… So nothing really happened.
In that case… I suppose I’ll go to sleep like this.
If I hold onto you, then I might not have to worry about you falling.
Hmm? You’re going to run away after all. How ridiculous.
What? You’re asking why I’m so calm?
What do you mean?
Oh, I see…
If the police find us, then I’ll just fight them. I’m not stupid enough to just let myself get caught.
That’s why you’re too nervous to sleep?
I’m sure I told you that I’m a professional.
Even if several policemen attack all at once, I’ll deal with them.
You look as if you want to say something. How about I try and guess what it is?
Hey… You still don’t trust me, do you?
You can’t depend on the police. You don’t know what the member of the mafia who’s with you might do.
Isn’t that why you can’t sleep well?
You nodded… You’re just too honest.
Well, that’s fine. You shouldn’t trust me too easily. I don’t trust you anyway.
I’m just protecting you because it’s my job. I’ve got a duty towards Father, but I don’t have a sense of devotion towards you.
Yes… That’s right, I have a duty towards Father. It’s one of the mafia’s rules. The Father’s word is absolute. But that’s not all it is to me.
Long before I joined Amphisbaena, when I was a child…
I had either been orphaned or abandoned by my actual parents. I was found by someone and taught how to kill people. One day, I was given a mission as usual. It was an assassination, of course. The target was your father. The head of a mafia organisation. But I failed the mission when the target was in front of me. I was in a situation where it would’ve been natural for Father to kill me. Of course I thought I was going to die.
However, he chose to let me live.
He said that I had potential, so he would use my abilities for his own sake. He was an odd person. He made someone who tried to kill him into his right-hand man. He was crazy.
I was also given the name Lucia during that time. I got these glasses back then too. Because of how I was brought up, my eyesight wasn’t that good. After joining Amphisbaena, Father taught me a lot of different skills. It’s thanks to him that I’m still able to survive as a skilled assassin. That’s why I’ve got a duty towards him. He also protected me from the policemen who tried to silence me.
You’re asking me what the police had to do with it? It was the police who hired me to begin with.
That’s right. They hire assassins to secretly get rid of the people inconvenient to them. Not just now, but in the past too.
I told you this, didn’t I? The police are secretly working together with the mafia. Especially the Sicilian police. Through their connections with the mafia, they are finding orphans who might have potential.
Do you get it? The police have been rotten for years. The police and the mafia are partners in crime. Anyone who gets killed isn’t even in a position to complain.
This time is the same. I’ll kill anyone who gets in the way of my mission.
So now you understand that the police aren’t on the side of justice, don’t you?
Who should you trust right now?
That’s right. It seems that you understand. You’ll die if I don’t fight off the police.
I’m going to do my job perfectly though. I’ll make sure to protect you.
I’m tired of talking. That’s enough, isn’t it? Go to sleep already. We’re wasting our time.
I’m going to sleep before I start feeling awake again.
You can forget about my past. It’s a pointless story which is completely uninteresting.
Alright. Make sure you go to sleep. Good night.
Are you awake?
Good. Can you hear those footsteps?
Yes. They’ve found us.
Don’t make a sound. Come here.
This is the worst timing possible. I wish I could at least get some proper sleep.
Stay still. You don’t need to do anything.
Stay behind me until I tell you to move.
That’s great. You’re carrying a knife too.
At least you’re considerate enough not to use your guns in public places.
Or are you scared of causing trouble and getting told off by someone important?
That knife won’t hit me!
You should move with me, otherwise I’m going to get pulled by the chains!
I told you to stay still? Didn’t it occur to you to consider the best action for this situation?
There’s nothing I can do. Going up against all of them wouldn’t be a smart move.
Now! We’re getting out of here! Run!
Why do you look so pale?! Just run!
8AM. In an urban area of Syracuse. Twelve hours have passed.
8AM, huh? So the city has finally woken up. We’ve managed to run until now, but I want to get this mission over with quickly and go back to sleep.
Hey. Can’t you walk faster?
Why have you got that expression on your face? You can’t be tired, can you?
Ah… Are you hungry?
You’re not? I’m glad to hear that.
Then are you feeling bad about seeing someone’s blood spray everywhere right after you woke up?
Am I right?
I see… So that was your first time seeing someone get killed. I guess that’s only natural.
Is being calm about it really that strange? This is my job, so of course I’m calm.
I’ll kill anyone if I’ve been given a mission to do so. I’ll eliminate anyone who gets in the way of a mission, whether they’re an ally or an enemy.
Huh? Don’t I feel bad? About what?
Death makes people feel sad because they feel a sense of attachment. Whether that attachment might be towards themselves or other people. When something special to you disappears, you feel pain and you fear your disappearance too. I’m not attached to anything. I don’t have any particular feelings towards killing.
Don’t tell me murder is something bad. If I don’t kill, I’ll end up dead.
Anyway, these people are dying because of you. If you don’t want to see any more bloody scenes, then running away would be the smart thing to do.
Hmm… I thought you’d make more of a fuss. It seems like you’ve got enough sense to understand the situation you’re in. Anyway, let’s just hurry.
Where are we going?
We’re going to leave Syracuse.
We’ll go to a different city which isn’t so crowded and then make our way towards the location where we can meet my allies.
We’re meeting them somewhere far from here, where there are mountains and countryside. I’ll use this to signal the helicopter after we arrive.
It’s a manually operated infrared strobe light. A strobe light gives off a large flash of light at regular intervals, doesn’t it? This is an infrared version.
You can’t see it with the naked eye, so only my allies who’ll be wearing night-vision goggles will know where we are.
But first we have to get past the people surrounding us. We won’t be able to reach the meeting place unless we leave this city.
A plan? Of course I’ve got one.
The tourist ship which goes around Sicily. That’s how we’re going to leave Syracuse.
That’s right, a boat. It’s not that fast, but we’ll be safe once we’re on board.
A large group of policemen won’t be able to just walk onto a ship together.
The port the ship leaves from isn’t that far away. But it’ll be a while before the ship leaves.
I’m sure that the first boat leaves at 10AM. Until then, we’ll have to keep moving so that they don’t see us. That’s our problem.
Let’s head in the direction of the port for now…
Speaking of those guys, here they are now.
I’m talking about the police. Don’t just stand there, hide behind that tree!
We can’t take the street ahead of us. Let’s go from here instead.
It’s no good. There are police here too. We’ll go over there.
They’re here too?!
Damn it… We’re surrounded.
Tch… Just how many policemen have they got on this island? The Italian police really have got too much time on their hands.
And we’re on a main street of all places… This is dangerous.
Fighting on a main street would be difficult with this many people.
What are you doing? Let go of my arm.
It’s not just the police, I’ll kill the people around me if I have to. It’d be stranger not to do something to keep people quiet if they witnessed a murder.
It’s no good? But there’s no other way, is there? How else are we going to escape from them without killing anyone?
Huh? Hey, what are you doing?
Why are you shouting all of a sudden?
Huh? Shake hands with you?
You want my autograph? What kind of nonsense are you talking about?
Don’t make so much noise! If you do…
See! There are people all around us!
Huh? Why are they all women?
Why do they want my autograph too?
No! I’m not an actor or anything like that!
Hey! Do something about these women! They think I’m a celebrity!
This is your fault! It’s all because you were making a fuss about getting my autograph!
No way… You did it on purpose?
This is a tourist spot, so it wouldn’t be unusual for an actor to come here.
The police can’t make a move either. That makes sense. With all these ordinary people here, they can’t just fire their guns carelessly. If we leave with these women following us, then we can get past the police who are surrounding us.
Jeez. I’m surprised you thought up a ridiculous plan like this one. I never would’ve thought of a crazy plan like that.
Just look at their faces though. The police look like mice caught in a trap. This doesn’t feel so bad.
You’re more impressive than I thought. How interesting.
You’re still pretty cheeky though.
Alright, let’s find our way to the port now.
If we find a good hiding place, then it’ll be easy for us to shake them off.
Both the police and these women.
Fine, fine! I just have to give you my autograph, right?
Haa… I think it’d be easier to escape from the police than these people.
10AM. By the sea. At a port for sightseeing ships. Fourteen hours have passed.
Now that’s all of them. Alright, let’s go.
I didn’t kill them. I just knocked them out. It’d be annoying if the boat couldn’t leave because some people got murdered. Thanks to your plan, we got to the port safely. We wouldn’t want to get caught by the people keeping watch around the boat now, would we?
I don’t want to be caught for getting on the boat without paying and get handed over to the police.
Come on, hurry up and walk. If we hang around at this service entrance, we’re going to attract the attention of the other employees.
We’re going to get on. Watch out on those steps. They’ll make a noise.
The boat has started to leave. We’ve escaped from the police surrounding us.
What are we going to do next? We’ll look for a chance to escape from this store room. We’ll be safe once we’re with the rest of the passengers.
What? You can’t relax?
Well, I understand how you feel…
Just as I thought, this place is a storage room. Someone could turn up here at any time. Being in a small space bothers me more than feeling nervous though.
Hmm? That’s right. I’m used to hiding in small spaces, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dislike it.
Let’s look for a chance to get out of here soon.
Quite a lot of people are passing by here. They should stop eventually though.
It seems like there’s no one around. This is our chance. Come on.
That’s right. We’re going out into the hallway.
I’m going to open the door.
Right… What’s the quickest way to where the passengers are?
Hmm? I haven’t been on this ship before, so of course I wouldn’t know.
Considering the direction that the crew members went in, I think it’s this way.
Let’s just go that way for now…
There was still someone here?
I know. We’re going to hide.
But they’ll find us right away if we just hide behind something.
Over there? Ah, there’s an open door…
Let’s go inside that room for now.
We’re going to slip into that room through the gap. We can’t make a sound.
It’s cold! We went into a freezer room of all places!
That’s right. A room for storing food.
Look. There’s some frozen meat hanging there.
This is no good. We can’t stay here too long.
We’ll freeze to death if we don’t leave once those footsteps have passed.
They’re here! Hold your breath. I know it’s cold, but just put up with it.
Hmm? They’ve stopped in front of this room.
That sound just now… We might be in trouble.
Not that! There was another sound after the door shut, right?
It’s no good.
The door won’t open! It was locked from the outside.
Don’t ask me! They probably thought someone forgot to shut it.
We’re in trouble now.
That’s right. We’re locked inside this huge freezer.