Criminale! F 6 – Chara

CV – Shimono Hiro

Track 1

2PM. Madrid, Spain. Museo del Prado [1].

Whoa… Amazing! When you think of museums in Madrid, this is the place that comes to mind!

I guess so. Thanks to you, the next Father was chosen, so things have finally calmed down and I’ve been able to take some time off. Relaxing like this sometimes isn’t so bad, is it? It’s just the two of us on this trip too.

Ah, it’s okay. Five months have passed since then and there haven’t been any strange occurrences around you or Amphisbaena [2]. So don’t worry. And if something happens, I’ll be here, so it’s no problem at all! But I suppose that has its good and bad points, huh?

You see, I didn’t think I’d even get searched at a museum. I guess it can’t be helped, considering the way I look. It’s even more likely for a guy with one black eye, isn’t it?

I’m sorry you got looked at strangely too because of me.

Thanks. Well, that’s it. We should forget about the annoying stuff and enjoy ourselves now. Goethe [3] said the same thing, didn’t he?

“Enjoy when you can, endure when you must.”

Alright, let’s go!

Look at this! It’s amazing. Naturally, the Museo del Prado would make you think of Goya [4]!

Goya had been a court painter for six years when he lost his hearing. I think he was in his forties, and for the rest of his life after that, the things painted were a little different.

The Deaf Man’s Villa [5]. That was the other name of Goya’s country home.

See, here they are. The Black Paintings [6]. These wall paintings were made to decorate the walls of that house. It seems they were called the Black Paintings because they mainly featured the colour black. Under this painting, there is a picture of a landscape. That was discovered with the use of recent technology.

Goya never said anything about the Black Paintings, but they say a lot to me.

Hmm… I don’t know whether I like them, but they do make me curious. You see, one of my eyes is black too.

Don’t look so depressed. It doesn’t bother me now. Because you can look at me directly. I feel as if there’s something normal inside my black eye and it doesn’t bother me anymore. So I’m grateful to you.

Don’t get close to me all of a sudden! Well, I guess it’s okay.

So I suppose we’re done looking at wall paintings?

Ah. Hey, look over here! There’s a fresco painting. It’s quite different to the wall paintings. It’s a picture of an angel and it’s completely different to that painting of Saturn [7] earlier.

Well, this kind of painting does suit you a lot more than the black ones.

It’s nothing!

Damn it! What am I even saying?

Huh? Like I said, it was nothing!

Anyway, you’re hungry, right? There’s a café here, so let’s stop by there!


Ah… Not really. There’s nothing wrong.

Ah, even this place is called a work of art too. I was just having a little look. We’ve come all the way here, so it’d be no good if I didn’t, wouldn’t it?

Hey, you… You’re trying to pick a fight, aren’t you?

I’ve always had a scary looking face.

Come on, don’t worry about the small stuff. Eat up, instead of spacing out like that. It’s going to get cold.

I’m going to the toilet. Make sure you stay here.

It’d be annoying if we got separated here, right? We’ve got plans after this too, so we’d be wasting our time if you ended up getting lost, wouldn’t we?

Then make sure you stay put.

Tch. I’ve had a strange feeling since we arrived in Madrid, but I can’t believe they came all the way here… Damn it. What am I gonna do?

Miss! What are you doing here? I told you to stay put, didn’t I?

Ah… It’s not my blood. I’m fine.

We’ve gotten into a bad situation though. I’ve had a bad feeling for a while now, so I planned on checking that out here…

Damn it. They’ve got allies here.

That’s right, reinforcements turned up right away. I’ve dealt with anyone I could find for now, but it’s too dangerous for us to stay here any longer. We’re going to leave right now…

A taser?!

Damn it… I didn’t get them all…

Miss… Get away from here…

[1] Museo del Prado -The main Spanish national art museum, which is located in central Madrid.
[2] Amphisbaena – A mythological ant-eating snake, which has heads at both ends of its body.
[3] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – A German writer and statesman who lived between 1749-1832.
[4] Francisco Goya – A Spanish painter and printmaker, considered the most important Spanish artist of the 18th and 19th centuries.
[5] The Deaf Man’s Villa – A house on the outskirts of Madrid where Goya lived from 1819-1824.
[6] The Black Paintings – Fourteen paintings by Goya, created between 1819-1823, which reflected the painter’s fear of insanity and bleak outlook on humanity.
[7] One of the Black Paintings created by Goya is titled “Saturn Devouring His Son” and portrays the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus who devoured his children, afraid that they would overthrow him.

Track 2

Current time unknown. In a dark room. An unknown amount of hours have passed.

Miss! Miss!

Thank goodness you’re awake.

Ah, I see. You wouldn’t know because it’s so dark.

I’ve had training so that I can see a little, even in places like this.

I’m here. Are you injured, Miss? Does it hurt anywhere?

You’re not hurt? You were drugged, weren’t you?

Hmm? I’m fine. I was just unconscious because they used a taser on me. It was a pretty strong voltage.

Oh? I’m okay! I’m glad they didn’t use the taser on you, Miss.

Anyway, I’m sorry. You got caught up in something dangerous because of me.

You’re as brave as ever. That’s just what I’d expect from you. But this was my mistake. I’m definitely going to get you out of here.

Ah, it was like this when I woke up. We’re joined together by these things again. The only good thing is that the chain on these handcuffs is longer.

I’d planned on dealing with this so you wouldn’t have to find out, but I couldn’t do it.

I don’t actually know what happened either. I just know we were brought here by car.

We were moving when I woke up, and I think we were in a van. They’ve probably brought us somewhere else. They put bags over our heads right away, so I don’t know exactly where we are.

You might not know because it’s dark, but the door is a metal one. Kicking it wouldn’t be enough to make it open. It’d actually draw their attention and everything would be over.

The only thing we can count on is the light coming through that window made from metal bars. It’s too dark to get you out of here. It’s cloudy outside, even though the clouds are far away.

It should be better if it gets brighter.

Hmm… What they want, huh? I’m not sure yet, but I know you’re their target.

Ah. If their plan was to kidnap you, then that’d be right… But since I’m here too, that’s not the only thing, is it? Don’t they plan on making this a warning? The fact that they’ve been watching you probably means they’re trying to make an enemy of Amphisbaena.

They’re probably planning to kill me and send my body to Amphisbaena, then use you to make some kind of deal, right?

Why’d you get up all of a sudden? It’s not safe!

Miss! Are you okay?

Ah, you’re not heavy at all. Why’d you get up so quickly though?

Ah, I’m sorry. I was thinking that’s how you always are. You’re in this dangerous situation, but you’re more worried about me than yourself.

Jeez. I know you always do that, but you really are too kind.

Thank you.

Don’t worry. I’m not going to die that easily. I’ve got to protect you, you see.

Anyway, will you be able to get up? If something happens, we won’t be able to escape if we’re like this.

They really have given us a good welcome. They’ve used handcuffs and rope. Just how cautious are they?

It definitely wouldn’t be good to sit here and wait for the enemy. But it’s no problem. We can get out of these right away.

It’s just as I thought. The moonlight is shining in to help us. I thought you wouldn’t be able to move around in the dark, but this light should be enough, right?

So let’s hurry up and get out of here.

I wanted to use the key-chain hanging from my waist to cut the rope… But it’s caught up in the rope.

Hmm? Ah, this key-chain opens up into a knife. If I can’t use that, then I’m going to use this.

Ah, it was hidden in my belt buckle. This is no ordinary wire either. It’s a wire saw, which is a wire strengthened with diamond dust. It can cut through wood and concrete.

That’s right, I’ve become fond of it recently. It’s useful to be able to hide your weapon, right? I can use this with just one hand and my mouth…

Turn around, Miss.

Ah, hold this end. I’m going to cut mine.

That’s right, there. Don’t hold the wire by accident.

Yes, it was a poison needle that time. I’m surprised you remember.

Well, there are many different types of hidden weapon.

Ah. Now we should be able to move a little more freely.

I really do end up chained to you a lot. We were chained together like this when we first met too.

We’re in a similar place as well.

People shouldn’t underestimate me. If it were the same as last time, we wouldn’t be able to get them off without going back to the base, but I’m not leaving us with this weakness.

Good answer! Of course, I’ve got it all figured out already.

The problem with this kind of portable wire saw is its strength, and it’s not suited to using on metal, but mine should at least cut through some handcuffs.

Miss, we’re going to stretch the handcuffs as much as possible. It’s difficult to cut when it’s not taut.

Wait! They’re here.

There’s more than one of them, huh?

This is annoying. If we cause a disturbance, they’ll surround us immediately.

We don’t have a choice.

Hey. Wind the cut rope around you and sit down. Do it quickly!

Alright. Stay like that until I give you a sign.

Hey. Who are you guys?

We didn’t think we’d get a welcome like this.

Thank you.

I’m impressed you had a taser with such a high voltage and knocked me out.

Unfortunately, a momentary electric shock isn’t enough to kill me.

Of course it’d be terrible if you shot me in the head with those.

Hey. Tell me who you are. I can’t die without knowing that.

I didn’t think you’d be that kind. In that case…

I can understand you want to pick up your gun, but is it really alright to turn your back on me?

What’s it feel like to have a wire cutting into your neck?

You know, even a wire can take someone’s head off.

Ah, you had a little accident. A wire wouldn’t take someone’s head off that easily, so don’t worry.

Oh, you’re not listening.

Miss. You’re going to run. I’ll deal with the other guy.

Just because you’re bigger, doesn’t mean you can beat me! You hurry up and die too…

Jeez, using a wire really is tough.

Right… Miss, let’s cut the chain while we can. Things will be even worse if their allies turn up.

You were still conscious? This is why big guys are trouble.

It’s no problem! I’ll strangle him with this again and send him to the other side! This is over now…

The wire saw… Quit struggling!

I’m sure it was crushed by that guy, I heard it make a terrible sound…

I knew it.

Ah, jeez… That was my favourite weapon…

It’s broken. Well, I’ve got other weapons. Fighting them won’t be a problem.

But for now, we should get out of here and contact Amphisbaena.

We couldn’t get these off in the end either.

They didn’t fire their guns, so I don’t think their allies will be here right away…

I guess things won’t turn out so easily.

Miss, we’re going to run. We’ve got to get out of here for now. This way!

Track 3

Current time unknown. Near a beach in Spain. An unknown amount of hours have passed.

We should be okay here.

Ah, I’ll contact Amphisbaena right away. We should at least let them know what’s happening.

It’s not here… Damn it!

Miss! Have you got your phone?

I thought so… Jeez…

Those guys were smart. They probably did their research on us.

We won’t be able to contact anyone else right away. We’re still trapped in their territory too.

Someone might come after us. Running around in the dark is also dangerous. Let’s wait somewhere until it gets light.

The beach is nearby… There we go! That’s probably a notice board there by the shore. We’ll know where we are now if we have a look. Once we know that, we’ll be able to hide. Let’s go and have a look at the notice board.

Hmm… Our current location is… Malvarossa?!

Ah… This place is called Malvarossa Beach… And this is the famous…

Wait a minute… This means we’re in Valencia?

Ah… We’re pretty far from Madrid.

Well, we did get taken here in a van, so I guess that’s no surprise.

I understand that you’re worried, but right now, we just have to do something.

I told you, didn’t I? We don’t know when someone might catch up to us.

We’re going to hide now.

That’s right… Malvarossa Beach is in front of us, so I know somewhere we can hide. Let’s go.

11PM. Malvarossa Beach, Valencia. Inside a restaurant. Nine hours have passed.

It’s just as I thought. A beach restaurant wouldn’t be open this late. We didn’t see anyone else on our way here either, did we?

This restaurant doesn’t have much security, especially at the back door…

I knew it, it’s a cylinder lock. I can have this open in 10 seconds.

That’s right. It’s a convenient thing to have. Well, there is a technique to it though.

Breaking a window? You’ve become the type of person that says some pretty dangerous things, Miss.

Well, if I was alone, then I could have crashed in through the front. But the way things are… We’re going to hide now, so if there was evidence of us breaking in, it’d be too obvious, wouldn’t it?

There we go. It’s open.

I know. Don’t turn on the lights though. This place can be easily seen from the outside.

Hmm… Somewhere we won’t be seen…

Got it. This is probably the employees’ room.

We won’t be seen here. Come inside, Miss.

Now we should be sorted until morning.

What time is it now anyway?

A clock… A clock…

Jeez. It’s inconvenient when you don’t have a phone at times like this.

Ah… Whoa… It’s almost midnight.

It was afternoon when we were looking at the paintings… So it’s been quite a while since then…

Are you tired?

I see. That’s good then… Don’t push yourself too hard. I said this earlier, but we’re still on their territory.

We should be on our guard until we’re back in Rome.

Tell me if you feel tired. You won’t really be able to get a proper rest in this situation though.

You don’t need to thank me. You don’t have to worry about every little thing.

Right… We’ll keep going once it gets light. Once we get to Barcelona, we might be able to pick up a boat.

No. If we leave from around here, the enemy will notice us right away. We’ve got to get away from them as soon as possible.

How? Well… From here, the train would be the best thing.

We’ll get a seat first thing in the morning…

Ah… Hmm?

Sorry, it’s exactly what you’re thinking. They didn’t just take my phone, they took my money too.

Well… I suppose it was to be expected, when you think about it.

Now we don’t have many options.

I’ve got some money hidden away, but I can’t use it to buy the train tickets. We should keep it in case the worst happens.

If we can’t get food and drink, then we’ll be done for.

As for how we’re going to travel…

Going by car takes a long time. All the boats here only travel to small islands.

So the train is our only choice.

That’s right. We’re going to sneak onto a freight train.

9AM. Valencia. Freight train platform. 19 hours have passed.

They’re going in and out all the time.

It’s not a problem. There are two ways of doing this.

The first one would be sneaking on.

You dummy. I know it doesn’t sound exciting, but it has a good chance of success. Fortunately, this station has a railyard.

There are a lot of places to hide, so we can board the train without being seen.

The other option? That’s simple too. Creating a distraction. We’ll take advantage of the confusion and sneak onto the train. It’d be risky to do it alone, but this time we’re both going to do something. The plan is…

Alright. Let’s choose him. He’s alone and no one else is around him.

Okay, let’s do this as we planned.

Let’s go.

Ah, wait a minute! You’re an employee here, aren’t you?

I can’t find where the station is… I thought it was somewhere around here when I looked on the map… But before I knew it, I’d ended up here.

I’m sorry to bother you while you’re working, but could you show me the way?

That’s right. I came here from Rome to do some sightseeing, but I got lost.

Come on! I don’t want to do something embarrassing in front of a woman.

You’re a man too. So you understand how I feel, don’t you?

Now you get it! I’m glad us guys understand each other.

Ah… So it’s that way?

About 7 minutes walk from here?

Ah, I see. I get it now. Thanks!

Sorry, old man. You’re going to take a little nap.


Hmm? Well, of course I’m going to take anything I can use.

Because he’s an employee… Ah, there it is!

It’s a radio used by the employees. This should make moving around pretty easy.

There’s an incident happening at the passenger station! A male passenger is causing trouble! I know you’re busy with the freight trains, but please come here right away!

Yes, anyone who’s available! Thanks!

Now anyone working around here should go to the passenger platforms.

Look, they’re heading that way.

Alright, there aren’t many of them left. Let’s go.

It went better than I expected. I didn’t think we’d be so lucky. There’s no one here at all.

If things keep going this way, sneaking onto a freight train will be a piece of cake.

That’s the one we’re getting on! Freight trains don’t have a timetable and we don’t know when our next chance might be! Hurry!

It’s alright. There aren’t many people here, so running won’t draw much attention to us.

Ah! Damn it. There’s still someone here.

Stop it, Miss! He’s suspicious of us… No, he’s suspicious of me.

I knew it. So it’s because of how I look.

It’s not like I want to look this way. You bastard!

Miss! Calm down, Miss!

Never mind about me! This is just how people react. It’s no surprise that this guy is suspicious too.

No matter how angry you get, that won’t change how strange my eye is!

If you keep going, then you’ll also…

It’s okay? Of course it’s not!

It’s not right for people to look at you the same way I get looked at! Just calm down!

Tch. The people over there have started looking this way.

Damn it. I guess I don’t have a choice.

Sorry, Mister.

This isn’t good. That call I made earlier might have been found out.

It’s not your fault, Miss. Don’t worry about it.

We don’t have time to be standing around though. The freight train we were going to board has started moving. Hurry!

I’ll get on first! Run as fast as you can so we don’t get dragged off!

Hold onto me, Miss!

Track 4

11AM. Valencia, Spain. Inside a freight train. 21 hours have passed.

Oof! You got too carried away.

This is the second time you’ve pushed me over. You’re pretty bold.

Okay, stop. Let’s stay like this a little longer.

Someone else’s warmth really does make me feel calm.

Even though I never felt like this until I started dating you.

Something special. I wonder what it is.

It’s not sudden at all.

I’m sure there isn’t another woman like you.

But even though I feel that I should be protecting you, we got found out by the station employee in the end. I’m really sorry.

I don’t think anyone saw us getting on. But this train might stop on the way if they think something strange is going on.

And… It really must have been because of my right eye…

Thanks. A woman has never been seriously angry at someone bothered by my looks before. Even though he was suspicious of how I looked and you might have been looked at strangely for being with me… I was really happy.

It was only natural, huh?

This must be the right time now.

Maybe you shouldn’t be involved with me once this is all over.

It’s not like that. I don’t find you annoying.

Why did the train suddenly brake just now?

Are you okay?

Have they noticed us?

So things won’t be so easy after all.

Miss, we’re getting off.

Stopping somewhere random like this is just strange.

The train staff should start searching the train from the end. There’s nowhere to hide here.

We haven’t gotten that far, but I guess this is as far as we can go.

Hurry. Let’s get out of here before the train staff come down.

The train stopped in this empty place. Being in this countryside is like just asking to be found.

Don’t get so worried. This is a tough situation, but there’s a way out.

Listen carefully. A person’s back is their greatest blind spot, right? Of course passing behind anyone in this situation is impossible.

So what do you think the second blind spot is? It’s above someone.

We’ll climb that bridge onto the train roof and wait for them to go.

Miss. Make sure you don’t look up. If you get on your hands and knees, and keep down low, they shouldn’t notice you. Things feel pretty strange, considering that they should be inspecting the freight. It’s too quiet. What on earth is going on?

Stay down!

Tch. What are they doing here? If we weren’t found out earlier, then the train employees are…

Damn it. We’re in big trouble.

Yes, they probably killed the whole crew on this freight train.

They’re not looking for anything suspicious. They’re definitely looking for us.

I don’t know how they found out our movements, but if you try to run away when they’ve got such a good view, you’d be in their sights and it’d all be over.

Defeating them all. That’s our only chance to escape.

One of them to the right. Two of them to the left. We should be able to manage three of them.

Have you forgotten? We’re above them right now.

I’m going to hang this down there and strangle them.

It’s only a matter of time before we get discovered. I’m going to do it before that.


You should look up when you’re trying to find someone.

Okay. Now I’ve dealt with the one on the right.

The ones on the left… There are still two of them. I’ll just have to deal with them quickly.

Miss, we’re going to jump down near the bigger guy. Then I’ll deal with the guy in a trench coat.

I don’t have time to explain!

It’s going great!

You’re too slow, Mister!

Pointing your gun down was a mistake. In the time it took for you to be ready, you were already a victim of my wire!

I was able to handle everything…

Are you okay? I did push you a little hard…

It’s okay. I wasn’t hit.

That big guy woke up, huh…

Don’t worry. Someone would definitely miss if they were stumbling that much. I can send him to sleep from where I’m standing.

That’s right. These handcuffs are pretty long!

Hahaha. The handcuffs you used aren’t working in your favour!

You should keep the chain as short as you can.

We got pretty sidetracked, but there shouldn’t be anyone chasing us for a while now.

Let’s get out of here while we can.

Track 5

12PM. Spain. Inside a freight train. 22 hours have passed.


Ah, I guess so.

A car, train, helicopter and Cessna. I’m sure all kinds of vehicles are stuffed in here.


It’s strange, right?

I’m sure kids like me don’t exist in the world you lived in.

Hmm? What is it? I’m continuing where I left off earlier.

I don’t think you should have anything to do with me.

I said this earlier, but it doesn’t mean that I hate you.

I’ve been thinking this for a long time. I know you’re not bothered about how I look, but not everyone is like that. If you’re around someone like me, then you’ll end up being affected too. It happened at the railyard and the museum, right?

I could deal with that being the only thing. But you’re getting into danger because of me too. I can’t guarantee your safety now or in the future.

I’m not right for you.

I didn’t decide that by myself. It’s just the truth, isn’t it?

I only end up hurting you. I don’t want to see that!

I’m only thinking of myself? No… I’m thinking of you…

I’m not running away… You… You’re…

The radio?


Got it. We’ll stop right away.

Yes. There’s something unusual going on at the next station and railway track. We have to stop there.

Let’s get off. We’ve come pretty far. We should be able to walk to Barcelona from here.

They might come after us soon. It’s a bit of a long way, but shall we take this path?

Let’s go.

Hey. About what I said earlier…

No, never mind…

Track 6

3PM. Barcelona, Spain. Near Catalonia Station. 25 hours have passed.

Yes, we were able to reach Barcelona in the end. We should be fine now that we’ve come this far.

We lost those guys in Valencia. We can’t let our guard down though.

I’ll make sure I get in contact with Amphisbaena today.

Don’t look so worried. I’m sure you can live a peaceful and carefree life once you get back. Just like you did before you got involved with Amphisbaena.

You don’t need to worry. I’ll sort things out.

Ah, you gave me a shock! Don’t stop all of a sudden.

Ah… There’s a mark on your wrist. Are you okay?

Huh? Look at what?

Oh… That, hmm?

Why do you look so happy about a fountain?

You’re like a little kid, Miss.

Haha. I’m sorry.

It is beautiful though. It looks even more beautiful at night. It’s called the Magic Fountain [1]. It’s a tourist attraction around here. It’s lit up at night and there’s a show involving water and light.

I guess so. I planned on coming here with you anyway.

Of course! I was looking forward to it quite a lot. A little while ago, I hadn’t even thought of travelling with someone else like this.

The Sagrada Familia [2] and the Palace of Catalan Music [3]. I thought we might even go as far as Ronda [4]. I know how things have turned out, but it’s good we were able to see at least one of those places. I’m glad I got to see this fountain with you.

It’s too bad it’s not night time though.

Why’d you pull me all of a sudden?

Hey… Right now? Of course it’s impossible right now. We don’t know when someone might come after us.

Of course, I’m not going to let them have their way any longer though.

Alright, alright. I really am no match for you.

So where would you like to go, My Princess?

Anywhere, as long as you’re with me? Don’t say such embarrassing things so easily!

Jeez. Guess I don’t have a choice. Come on, give me your hand.

You really are a strange person too. I don’t know how come you’re so happy holding hands with someone like me.

Is that so?

It almost seems as if I could feel normal too when I’m walking around like this. It’s probably because you’re treating me normally. But I really don’t think I can be the type of lover that you want, Miss.

Why? Well, I’m a member of the mafia and I’m sure you’ll live a more normal life if you don’t get involved with me. That’s better for you…


I’m an idiot? It’s for your sake!

You dummy! Don’t struggle!

Miss! Miss! Are you okay?

You only fell over? So you weren’t hit anywhere?

Yes, they’re shooting at us. I let my guard down.

Anyway, we’re going to run somewhere else for now. Hold on tight, so you don’t fall!

They’re attacking us without question! Aren’t they concerned about the other tourists? I don’t hate that kind of determination though.

Miss! We’re going inside that building! We’re almost there, so don’t fall!

Miss! Show me your injury.

It’s just a scratch? It’s bleeding quite a lot though!

Damn it! Is there anything I can use to patch it up?

Why’d you rip your clothes all of a sudden?

It’ll be fine like that?

Damn it!

I’m sorry. If I’d been looking properly…

No, it’s my fault. It was wrong of me to get so worked up about you that I didn’t pay attention to my surroundings. I’m really sorry!

I’m definitely going to save you! Just hold on for a little while…

They’re trying to force us out?

What was that?

Shh. Be quiet. It’s one of the shooter’s allies.

It’ll be no good if we get surrounded.

Damn it. Is this as far as we can go?

Tch. This isn’t like me, is it? Trembling because of something like this…

No… I said this before, but I’m not scared of dying. I’m a member of the mafia and I’ve always been prepared for that to happen at any time. Normally, I would think that there’s no point worrying about dying like this. I’ve got no intention of doing something to be ashamed of either. But when I think of your warmth disappearing…

So that’s how it is, huh?

I’m an idiot. Even though you’ve kept me alive, I didn’t even realise that. I would’ve given up a long time ago if you weren’t here. I would’ve let things end without even trying to survive. That was how much I wasn’t attached to living.

But now I’m definitely not going to let things end here. So that I can protect you…

There’s no sign of anyone coming for backup. They might be going round the back. At this rate, we’ll be surrounded and everything will be over.

It’s risky, but we have to leave.

Hold on a little longer, Miss. We’re going to get away from here. Make sure you don’t show your face. No matter what happens.

It’s my first time running into a storm of bullets too. I’m always experiencing new things when I’m with you.

You dummy. If I’m with you, then this kind of thing isn’t so bad either.

Let’s go!

Those guys are shooting at us from every direction!

Their aim is pretty good!

I told you, didn’t I? Don’t show your face!

I’m fine, this is just a scratch!

Trust me!


[1] The Magic Fountain – A large fountain built in 1929. On certain evenings, there is a light and water show involving the fountain.
[2] The Sagrada Familia – A Roman Catholic church in Barcelona that was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí and built in 1882.
[3] The Palace of Catalan Music – A concert hall in the older part of Barcelona, which was built between 1905 and 1908.
[4] Ronda – A mountaintop city in the province of Malaga, located within the community of Andalucia.

Track 7

5PM. Barcelona, Spain. In a backstreet, near Catalonia Station. 27 hours have passed.

We were able to lose them somehow.

Ah, my injuries aren’t that bad. They don’t hurt.

Anyway, why are you hiding that injury you got earlier?

It’s completely obvious! Come on, move your hand.

I knew it. The blood is showing through that makeshift bandage.

We’ve got to treat your injury for now. We need to contact Amphisbaena too.

There’s somewhere we can go. I know a spy here in Catalonia. Let’s go to his place.

You dummy! Don’t force yourself to stand.

It’s not too far from here. We can move around without drawing too much attention now.

So come on. Climb onto my back.

You’re so annoying. If you don’t get on, then I’m going to pick you up myself.

Or would you prefer to be carried like a princess?

Haha. You’re not the obedient type. Even though I’ve carried you plenty of times before.

Okay, okay. I’ll accept that’s what it is. Come on, let’s go.

6PM. Barcelona, Spain. At a solitary house in Catalonia. 28 hours have passed.

We’re here. Hmm… It seems pretty quiet, I guess there’s no one here.

Well, he works undercover and often leaves his house empty for a long time.

Yes, I know where the spare key is. Us spies share information and places to stay for when things like this happen.

I can count the number of people who’ll help me on one hand though.

It’s open…

What’s going on here?

Damn it! They’ve gotten to this place too?

No… It’s alright. There’s no sign of them being here. But now I’m sure what their aim is.

They plan on destroying Amphisbaena. That’s why they’re targeting you.

At first, they were targeting you to destroy us effectively, but after the shootings earlier, I’m sure that they’re trying to kill you. They don’t intend to make a deal, they’re going to attack.

Amphisbaena must have some information too, but they don’t know exactly what’s going on.

Yes, we’re in big trouble. We can’t give up though. That place is important to me too.

And it’s something that Father… your father had always protected.

We haven’t got much time though.

Yes, I’m not going to stop you again. You’ll have to treat your injury first though. Come on, show it to me.

Is it really okay for you to move?

I said I wouldn’t stop you, but I’ll be angry if you push yourself too hard.

That’s good then.

Hey. What are you trying to pick up?

Don’t carry anything heavy. It’ll make your injury open up.

Hey… That’s a short-wave radio!

Good job, Miss!

Yes, we can use this to contact Amphisbaena.

Okay, it works!

If we go to the right frequency…

It’s connected!

Hello? Can you hear me? It’s Chara.

Yes, I think you’ve got some information too…

I thought so. Got it.

She’s with me too, so I want you to pick us up right away. The location is…

Yes, they hung up. It might have gotten tapped if we went on any longer.

Never mind about that anyway…

I know what you want to say. But what if something happened to you?

I asked my allies to pick us up, but now that we’re in Spain, it’s impossible. The people chasing us have control over the oceans, so picking up a boat will be impossible.

That’s right. There isn’t a realistic chance of us being rescued from the beach.

They said they’d think about what to do, so let’s do the same.

Moving around at night will only make us tired.

Anyway, if we don’t rest a little, we won’t be able to move at all.

You come here and sit down too.


Ah, they won’t come back to somewhere they’ve already attacked.

It’s not the most comfortable place, but it’s the best place for us to rest now, isn’t it?

Are you worried?

Well, I can understand that.

But I think this is the best thing to do right now.

“Whoever exerts himself in constant striving, Him we can save”

It’s a quote from “Faust” [1] by Goethe.

Running around isn’t necessarily the best effort, is it? Having a rest, being patient and getting our strength back is also a form of effort.

Don’t be so tense, come and lean on me instead.

I’m sorry. Did that hurt?

Of course you’re not okay!

A normal girl wouldn’t get caught up in something dangerous like this. You’re hurt too…

Your clothes are a mess. If things are going to be like this…

It’s no good after all!

I’m sorry. I’ve considered leaving you several times, but when you look at me and believe in me, that comforts me.

You got angry at me in the freight train and I’ve been thinking ever since then.

I was running away because I didn’t want to see you get hurt.

I only thought about my own problems, and that was all I talked about. But when we were surrounded by enemies and I thought we had no chance, you were in my arms.

I didn’t want to let the person who had faced me die. I thought that I wanted to protect you from then on. I’ve never felt that I wanted to live as much as I did then. Even though I used to think that it didn’t matter when I might die.

I think I’ve finally found a reason to live. So I need you.

If you hold me that tightly, then your injury is gonna…

I see. Right…

It hurts me too. I ignored your feelings and made up my own mind…

I’m really sorry. It was pathetic of me not to notice.


Jeez. I’m no match for you.

That kind of man, isn’t cool right? Making a mistake once is more than enough.

I’m not going to say we should break up again.

Even if you tell me you want to break up, I’m not letting go.

You dummy. That should have been my line.

Thank you. And… I love you.

[1] Faust – A tragic play in which the Devil makes a bet with God that he will be able to lure God’s favourite human being (Faust) away from his righteous pursuits.

Track 8

7AM. Barcelona, Spain. At a house in Catalonia. 41 hours have passed.

Oh? Are you awake?

What are you talking about? There’s no way I could’ve woken you up. We’ve been running all this time, but you finally got some rest.

You were drooling and snoring while you slept too. I would’ve felt sorry for you if I’d woken you up.

Haha. Italian men are kind. Don’t forget that!

Hahaha! I’m sorry!

Hmm? Oh, this map?

Since it became impossible for us to leave by boat yesterday, I’ve been thinking about it all this time. I was looking for another route.

The sea is their territory. That means we’ll automatically end up travelling on land.

Of course, I considered getting picked up by plane, but that’d draw too much attention. I want to get out of Spain without them noticing us.

If possible, it would be safer to meet with the others after we’ve crossed the border. So we’ll be going here.

That’s right, Andorra [1]. You get ready and wait. I’ll contact Amphisbaena and we’ll leave immediately.

This is Chara. I’ve decided our meeting point. The location is Andorra.

Yes, that country in the border between France and Spain. Please pick us up there.

Alright, I’ve explained everything.

We’ve got a way of getting to Andorra. It’s no problem.

I knew it’d be safe. There wasn’t any sign of this place being ransacked, you see.

But I’m not sure whether it’ll still work…

Alright, it looks like it’ll be able to go!

As for the gas… I guess we’ll just about make it to Andorra.

Hmm? What are you holding?

Is that gas?!

Hmm… It’s only a little, but it’s better than nothing. I’ll keep it in the back seat.

Yeah, his car is full of nothing but junk. If you keep something in the back seat, you’ll be able to use it right away if something happens, won’t you?

You hurry up and get in too. We’re leaving.

Okay. I don’t know whether we’re heading for heaven or hell, but let’s drive to Andorra, shall we?

9AM. On Highway 10. 43 hours have passed.

Hmm, I guess so? Well, just look at the Pyrenees [2]! There aren’t any cars in front of us. Driving with you while looking at this magnificent scenery is something amazing, right?

I know, right? The only time I remember driving with you was during a car chase.

Well, the situation was pretty similar to this one, but it’s good that we aren’t being chased.

There’s no sign of any enemies either.

If we keep going like this, we’ll get to Andorra without any trouble. But before that…

Let’s stop at the next town. I thought we might not be able to get any food before arriving in Andorra, but I think we’ll be fine now.

It’s a small town, but it’s pretty nice. It’s peaceful and the people here have kind expressions on their faces.

I look out of place here though.

Haha. I’m sorry. Saying things like that has become like a habit.

Huh? A photo? Of you and me?

I guess it’s okay… But are you sure?

Hmm, I see. I hated the idea of you looking at them, so I hadn’t taken many photos, but I want a photo with you too.

Don’t laugh! Anyway, is coffee enough for you?

I’m fine. But when I go somewhere I don’t normally visit, I like to try something you can only find in that place…

Miss, come this way!

They’re trying to blend in, but I’m sure they’re not from around here. They have the same scent as I do.

Hyenas can smell their own kind.

Yes, we’ll go from behind and start running right away. Once we get to the border, it won’t be so easy for them to get us. Let’s go.

Tch! I wasn’t letting my guard down, but these guys really are persistent! Guys who constantly chase someone will never be popular!

The gas is… What perfect timing! Damn it!

I want to shake them off, but there’s not enough gas!

If we stop for gas, then it’ll be game over for this car chase! We don’t have a gun either, what are we supposed to do?

Huh? The gas? You mean the gas we brought from Barcelona?

But we can’t stop to refill the tank…

Huh? An explosion? We don’t have anything to light it!

And even if we did that, we might get caught up in the explosion too!

Right… Miss! What’s in the glove compartment?

Okay! It looks like fate was expecting a crazy ending.

The seatbelt will only get in the way of what I’m going to do next!

Miss, come this way! Turning the steering wheel is enough! Take over the driving for me!

We don’t have time to waste! Do you want to hesitate and end up dead?

There are still so many things I want to do with you! So I’m going to hold onto life as tightly as I can!

Hehe. That’s just what I expected, Miss!

Listen up. I’ll be pressing down on the accelerator. Drive on without thinking too hard!

[1] Andorra – A small state in Southwestern Europe which is bordered by Spain and France.
[2] Pyrenees – A mountain range which forms a border between France and Spain.

Track 9

2PM. By a lake in Andorra. 48 hours have passed.

It’s so quiet.

Yes, it’s fine. Now that we’ve come this far, they won’t be able to get us so easily.

Now we just have to wait for Amphisbaena to rescue us.

It feels like what happened earlier wasn’t real. The sounds of gunfire, people screaming and the smell of blood don’t suit this place. That’s what it’s like here.

Ah… The sky is blue and the clouds are slowly drifting by.

I can’t quite believe that I’m looking up at the sky like this right now.

Hmm? My body doesn’t hurt at all. I told you, didn’t I? I don’t feel pain.

Well, I was bleeding quite a lot. But I’m alive, so isn’t that fine?

How about you?

I see. If we’d failed back then, you could have died too.

I know it wasn’t a serious injury, but a scrape like that has gotta hurt, hasn’t it?

I’m sorry. I wanted to protect you from getting hurt.

But if I hadn’t done what I did back there, I think we’d be dead.

Midnight. On Highway 10, driving to Andorra. Going back to when 46 hours had passed.

Tch! Is shooting all you’re good at?

Miss! Keep your head down as low as you can and hold the steering wheel!

You’re doing your best, so I’ve got to do my job too!

I understood once I heard there was a small clock in the glove compartment.

Yes, we can’t set something alight with this. However, if we use the battery from this clock and the wrapper from the gum we bought, we should be able to set something alight.

The wrapping will go on both ends of the battery. Aluminium easily conducts electricity.

Right, now we’ll put this on a piece of paper to light it up.

Miss, their car will definitely explode if we throw this. They’re so close to us, we won’t escape without getting injured. This might even kill us. But I’ve decided that I’m not giving up, so please trust me with your life!

Thank you.

Listen up. When I give the signal, turn the wheel. We’ll only have one chance.

Right behind us? We’ve got them in the perfect position!

They don’t know that their windscreen is about to be covered in gas.

That’s obvious. If you’re going to blow something up, you do it like this!

Hah, take that! Your expensive white car is all yellow now!

I’m going to turn it into trash right now!

Now, Miss! Let go of the steering wheel! We’re getting out!

Do you want to end up like a firework too?

Good girl. It’ll be at the same moment the flame is thrown. Grit your teeth so you don’t bite your tongue!

I thought we were going to die back then.

That’s what I should be saying. You’ve been the one helping me.

Even though I’ve never felt afraid of dying before, when I thought you could have died earlier, I really was scared.

Dying and leaving you behind scares me too. That’s how much I want to be with you. So you saved me back then by being there.

Thank you.

Why’d you hug me all of sudden? You really are a bold person.

No, I’m not going to let you go.

You’ve always been the one pushing me down.

This happened in the freight train too, didn’t it?

Now I feel as if I said something really stupid back then. I was about to let go of something important to me. It seems like we’ve got a connection to freight trains, haven’t we?

Well, isn’t that right?

I confessed to you, and we also talked about breaking up, both in a freight train.

Well, breaking up was something I’d decided alone…

They might make good memories, but we were being chased both times. It was too unlucky.

I’m not going to ride a freight train again. That confession wasn’t very romantic either.

So… We’re going to change places.

“When you have seriously anything to say, is it necessary to hunt for words?” [1]

I don’t think there’s any need to look for the words, but it’s alright to look for the right place, isn’t it?

A dirty freight train suits a hyena, but it doesn’t suit you. I want to tell you again, in this beautiful place.

My world is a brighter place when you’re around. No matter how much this eye is surrounded by darkness, I won’t be swallowed up by that darkness any longer. Thank you for bringing the light back to my eyes. Thank you for helping me enjoy life.

You dummy. Don’t cry.

But… Your face looks beautiful when you’re crying too.

I love you. I’m not going to let go again.

[1] This is a quote from Faust, a play written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Track 10

This is the free talk for Criminale! F, Chara Chapter. Hello, I’m Shimono Hiro, the voice actor for Chara. Right now, the recording has just ended. Thanks for listening! I went round the mic once!

First of all, there are several things to talk about.

What were my thoughts on the recording? Right… Once again, Criminale! has become a drama CD, in the form of Criminale! F. It’s really great to be recording again this time. It’s thanks to everyone else who supported me. I really do think so.

Hmm… I feel as if my relationship with Chara-kun has been quite a long one now.

What I’m really curious about is what the “F” in “Criminale! F” stands for.

Hmm… I know what “Criminale!” is, but I haven’t been told what the “F” means, so I really wonder what it is. Perhaps someone will explain it to me after this. Well, don’t think too hard about it.

As for the scene which left the greatest impression on me… Right… The scene that left the greatest impression… Hmm… Well… As before, they were handcuffed together. They really were.

Ah, I suppose this was understandable, but they were being chased around too much. Criminale! is a CD where you can enjoy being in a dangerous situation. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

I wonder if when we meet again that they’ll get handcuffed together again. I wonder how it will be? The thought of being in handcuffs interests me personally.

Well… There were many different scenes, and I’m going to say this with the assumption that you’ve already heard the CD, but Chara, who was quite negative at the start, became more positive, thanks to the heroine.

The parts involving his negative outlook and lack of confidence in himself, and his change in feelings, is what I would really like you to listen to. I felt it was interesting to perform that dialogue in my own way.

The next question is “What does Spain make you think of?” Hmm… There are many different things. Like flamenco, soccer, the food and world heritage sites. I guess the first thing I think of is San Fermin [1].

Maybe you haven’t heard of it? Bulls run through the town and people are chased by those bulls until they reach the bullring. It’s a celebration where the bulls are led to the bullring.

I think it must be tough and the bulls are probably fast, but I’d like to take part. There is actually a reason I’d like to take part. I haven’t gotten involved in anything like this, but in “How Do You Like Wednesday?” [2], there was a bug-chasing festival instead of a bull-chasing festival.

I’m not sure where it took place… A… It was at Ishigaki-jima [3]. I had a feeling that I want to try bull-chasing. I feel as if I’d like to try a lot of different things for the memories. I want to try things I’ve never done before. Well… I don’t know where I can ask about that though. I’d like to take a photo of the bull-chasing festival. Please tell I’m Enterprise about that!

I’d be really grateful if someone contacted I’m Enterprise if they want them to say to me “We’ll have a photoshoot and take you to Spain”. But my agency might just say no without even asking me first. If they’re told “We really want Shimono-san to take part in the bull-chasing festival” the agency might say “That’s a bit too much…” or “That sounds great, let’s go!”. Then I would feel like I’m Enterprise was even more reliable. I think it’ll be okay. I’m sure they’ll give it proper consideration.

Last of all, I’m going to give a message to the maidens who listened to Criminale! F, Chara Chapter.

Right… Thank you for listening to the mafia story, Criminale! There were some sweet parts, but it had a hardboiled feel to it too. It was a drama CD full of action. I’d like everyone to keep on supporting Criminale!

The cast of Criminale! has some new members this time, which makes me think that there must be something happening in the future too, so please keep on supporting the series.

Perhaps they’ll release a game or hold an event? They could add some action elements in the game, the kind of light action that players more used to the otome genre could handle. They could have the action, as well as some sweet parts.

An event would be possible too. The participants could have guns or wires and action could be involved somewhere. Please try to imagine everyone standing in a line, dressed in black. An event like that depends on all you maidens. Please continue supporting the series!

This was Shimono Hiro, voice actor for Criminale! F, Chara Chapter. I’m looking forward to meeting again. Bye bye.

[1] San Fermin – A week long festival in Pamplona, Spain, which features a bull run, as well as other traditional events.
[2] How Do you Like Wednesday? – A Japanese variety show which appeared on TV between 1996-2002. Shimono Hiro is said to be a fan of the show.
[3] Ishigaki-jima – A Japanese island located to the west of the main island of Okinawa.