#13. A Fiend in the Squirming Darkness
CROCODILE PRECINCT #13
tl by danluffey
#13. A Fiend in the Squirming Darkness
SIGN: Teachers' Lodging
1: It's just one thing after another with this place... what kind of a school is this?!
2: This is like an episode of Shameless School...
3: I guess it's no surprise that one of their students turned out to be a bomber..
1: Rin! Don't talk about that in a loud voice! They might be hiding a recording device in this room!
2: Hmm... a recording device, huh?
3: All we need to do is find the student in this photograph, and we'll be close to the finish line...
4: Stop it, Rin! Don't put such an important photograph out in the open like that!
5: Wh-why not?!
6: How could they see a photograph?!
7: They might be hiding a miniature camera somewhere in the ceiling.
1: But how are we going to pick that one student out of 300?!
2: The person who delivered the bomb was male, right? That cuts the number in half!
3: Oh, right, that makes it 150... but he might have female accomplices! Even all the girls in this school look suspicious!
4: By the way, Mika, I heard the students created a bunch of different clubs here... was there a bomb-making club?
5: Of course not!
1: Seems like this is going to turn out to be a long-term battle.
2: The boss is probably really frustrated right now...
3: Well, frustration won't help us solve the case. Besides, we're the ones who are putting ourselves on the line here!
4: Yaaawn... I sure miss the neon lights of the city...
5: I hate the country!
6: Come on now, we're working.
9: S-someone's looking in from the ceiling!
2: Eheheheh! Hohoho...
3: What a nice body... eheheheheh!
1: Scram, you perverts!
1: Goddammit! Those creepy little pervs!
2: I'm gonna go slam 'em all!
5: Rin! Don't go out there like that! Put on a towel!
1: I'm gonna catch you, you hear me?!
2: I know you're up here!
1: Where'd you crawl in from?!
2: Where'd they go?
SFX: STOMP STOMP
4: This way!
3: Only two of you, huh? Piece of cake!
1: /Sounds like they're gone... it's quiet now.
2: /I can hear commotion coming from somewhere else, though...
3: /Maybe Rin caught one of them?
4: Rin! Did you catch them?
1: Ahh! N... Narumi-kun!
1: All of you punks are from Navarone, aren't you?!
4: That does it, you son of a btich!
1: It's a Canadian Back Breaker!
2: She's as strong as a horse!
4: Sh-she's gonna break his back!
5: Save him!
2: Fufufu... it's...
3: BBQ time!
1: N... Narumi-kun...
2: S... Sensei...
1: You're so amazing...
2: I love you.
3: N-no, Narumi-kun!
4: You can't come in here!
6: Sensei! I'm serious about you.
7: I want to make every part of you mine.
8: Narumi-kun! This is wrong!
3: Stop it, Narumi-kun!
1: It's them!
2: We have to run, sensei! They're coming for us!
3: Put this on!
4: Sorry, but why do I have to escape from my own room?!
5: Hurry up and put that on before you argue with me!
6: No! Besides, there's no way we'll escape! They're already at the entrance!
1: Sh-she's gone!
2: Search the place!
1: In the bathroom! She escaped through the ceiling!
2: Shit! They're above us!
3: Go upstairs! Don't let them get away!
4: Split up into two groups!
SFX: STOMP STOMP
1: This way, sensei!
2: We can escape through here!
3: Now, sensei!
4: Why is that group attacking us?!
1: Because you're very charming.
2: And you, Narumi-kun?
3: I'm just in love with you.
4: Is it alright to attack someone just because you love them?
5: I didn't attack you! I was just expressing my love for you! You may think I was rude, but...
6: You were very rude!
7: Hm?! Sensei, what's that you have in your hand?
8: A bag?!
9: That's right. It has something very important inside.
10: I didn't want to let them steal it, that's all...
12: If you reached for that instead of your underwear, then it really must have something important inside...
1: Oh, I just grabbed it without thinking. It only has makeup and stuff inside.
3: Fufufu... Narumi, I knew you were behind this.
5: Today's just full of surprises, isn't it?
1: Kugino-san! Is your group the one behind this?
2: Good question! But sensei, I don't think it's very fitting for a teacher to be running around dressed like that.
3: Narumi must really work fast...
4: Hey! You heard it! This way!
5: We're surrounded!
6: There they are! This way!
1: Get 'em! Murder Narumi, that son of a bitch!
1: Get her too!
2: Yeah! Kill the teacher!
2: You're gonna pay, fuckass!
4: Kyahohoho... c'mere!
1: R... Rin?!
2: Heheheheh! So our BBQ pork found its way outta the pool!
3: Guess we'll have to cook it again!
1: Shuddap and bring it on!
3: You see what you did to my hair?!
4: I'm gonna crush every last one of you motherfuckers!!
SIGN: Fire Alarm
1: This is bad! Let's run!
2: G-get back here!
3: A fire?!
4: Where?! Where's the fire?!
1: Wh-what are you two doing out here in the middle of the night?!
2: What is this, a costume party?
3: Well... you see... the students came in and played tricks on us...
4: The students... but I don't see them anywhere!
5: They just ran away!
6: They poured gas all over me and lit me on fire!!
1: It's true that we may have our fair share of bad students, but when faced with a beautiful teacher like yourself...
2: You just need to be more careful. And no matter the reason, teachers can not be seen running around the halls naked in the middle of the night like this! It's indecent!
3: Indeed! Completely indecent!
4: You're calling US indecent?! You don't know what the hell you're talking about!
5: Wait! Rin!
6: Just make you to lock your doors!
8: [The next day...
1: There's her bag!
2: A photograph?!
1: Th-this photograph...
2: S-someone's here?!
2: It's Narumi... what's he in such a hurry for?
3: I wonder what he's doing. Class has already started...
4: I'm sorry I'm late!
5: Heheheh... so even a goody-two-shoes comes in late sometimes!
2: [82nd Precinct - A.K.A. the Crocodile Precinct
3: Hey! Takashina!
4: Are you feeling better now?!
5: Sorry for making you worry... yes, I'm much better now.
6: I'm still on a crutch, as you can see, but my body's as good as new.
1: Look! I can even walk without it if I want to.
2: Sure is nice to be back in the office!
3: You sure it's alright for you to walk around like this? I'm glad you're feeling better, but...
4: You know, you can't even tell this room got blown to smithereens!
5: That's right. It took about half a month to fix everything.
6: Now the Crocodile Precinct is finally back up and running.
7: Yeah... and now I'm standing on two feet again.
8: Your arm was injured, wasn't it?
9: Yeah, but it's all better now. Nothing to worry about.
10: Now, if only Mika and Rin were here, things would be perfect!
11: Are they where I think they are...?
12: That's right. They snuck into the school to find the terrorist...
13: From what they've told me, Mika became a teacher, and Rin became a janitor.
1: They haven't called since then, though... I thought things were going well, but...
2: Seems like it's quite the school. It won't be an easy case to crack, that's for sure.
3: Hmm... I see...
4: What was it called, again? St. Navarone?
5: I suppose I'll be off then, boss.
6: Good idea. You need to make a full recovery and get back here ASAP. I'm lonely here, you know. Hahaha...
1: W-wait, don't tell me!
3: T-Takashina... does he have a death wish or something?!
1: You expect me to just lay in a hospital bed while the guy who blew our precinct sky high is still at large?!
2: I can't just throw everything on to Mika and Rin here... I've got my pride to uphold too, y'know!
1: Seems like you had a lot of trouble last night, Hino-sensei.
2: Yes, it was very shocking.
3: I'm glad you came out quickly and helped me, though.
4: Was it our students who attacked you?
5: Yes, I'm sure of it. They all had their jerseys on...
6: They're really something else. I've been keeping a stern eye on their types...
7: If something like this happens again, I'll really have to get physical.
1: As the education manager, I think I bear responsibility for this. I had your room rebuilt and put brand new locks on, by the way.
2: Oh, really? That truly puts me at ease.
3: You know, apart from their actions outside of school, they're all really good students...
4: Remember, though, all the students look up to you.
5: Please do your best.
6: Yes, I will...
1: See that? They're a genuine item now!
2: Heheheh... ol' beardy sure moves fast!
3: I bet he's already docked his boat in the harbor, too! His eyes look different whenever he stares at her, you know.
SIGN: Teachers' Room
5: What's wrong, Mika?
1: Oh, you're grading papers... yeah, I can understand why you're sighing. I bet not even a single good score comes out from that pool of turds!
3: What the hell?! They're all practically perfect!
4: The class average is 98.
5: Wh-what?! Oh wait, I get it! They're all cheating! They probably stole the answer sheet when you weren't looking!
6: That's the thing, Rin... it wasn't multiple choice like that -- they were all short answer questions, and they all wrote different things.
7: It's hard for me to believe they got together and cheated. And I didn't catch one of them looking aside...
8: I-I can't believe it...
1: You must have just made the test too easy!
2: Not at all. I asked them to give me a subjective and scientific analysis of Ancient Greek culture in the 19th century... and to explain the culture and history of archaic art.
4: I didn't even understand what you just said!
5: Of course not. It was a college level test!
6: Sarumaru-sensei... you teach math, don't you? What's your class average?
7: 96, I believe.
8: The average is 99 for English. And last year, they all got perfect scores!
10: I just can't believe it! Not a single one of them looks smart to me... what the hell's going on with this school?
1: St. Navarone High...
2: It sure looks like a school where something fishy would be going on... I think I'll sneak in from the back wall!
3: /After disguising myself as a student, of course!
4: /I'm gonna find the guy that blew up the precinct no matter what it takes!
3: Is that... a password?!
2: Didn't you hear us?
1: /Alright... it's a password...
2: /If they say mountain, then I say river! This'll be easier than taking candy from a baby!
2: H-hey, what's the big idea?!
3: You say mountain, I say river! Right?!
4: No, you idiot!
5: If I say mountain, then you say "montanga!" How could you forget?!
7: Who made up that rule?!
1: Are you really a student here?
2: if he is, he must one of the really weird ones...
3: N-no, really, I am! I transferred in here one month ago!
4: What's your name?
6: What club are you in?
8: /W-wait! This school must have a lot of really crazy kids in it... which means it must also have a bunch of crazy clubs as well...
9: The rape club!
10: The rape club?!
1: That's right! The rape club!
1: H-hey! Get back here!
1: Who'd ever start a club like that?!
2: Now it's time for us to strip you! We're gonna make tempura outta your dick!
3: And make sure you can never use it again!
1: You think I'm gonna let you catch me that easily?!
2: Don't let him get away!
3: Capture him!
4: Shuddap! Get away! If I let little witches like you make tempura outta my dick, my whole reputation would be ruined!
5: Heheheh! How's that?!
6: When I come back, it's payback time, you hear me?!
1: Owww... yikes. Can't go overdoing it here...
3: G-geez! Now you guys are after me?!
4: Just you wait! I'm gonna knock down your whole goddamn wall!!
1: You think that wall can stop me?!
1: Ggrrr... you'll pay for this,
2: you little monsters!
3: I'm gonna blow you all to pieces now!!
1: Hey! Stop! You think you can just steal one of our practice tanks and get away with it?!
2: Get him out of there! Who the hell's in there, anyway?!
3: Pull him out!
4: Uaahhh! Owwww...
5: Mika! It sounds really noisy outside...
6: The students are probably up to their tricks again...
7: H-hey! Let me go! That hurts!
8: Owwwww! N-not my legs again! No, not in the Caterpillar!! Uaaaaahhhh!!
SIGN: Central Hospital
1: Mmmm... nnnggh...
2: /I told him just to leave it to those two...
1: [It has now been just about two months since two agents from the Crocodile Precinct snuck into St. Navarone High to find the terrorist who bombed their office. This investigation is taking longer than expected... and so, as their suspicion increased, Mika and Rin continued their work...
SFX: HAA HAA
1: If you caught it, then stand up quicker!
2: What are you doing?!
1: Wake up and catch them!
2: Narumi! Stand!!
1: Stand, Narumi! What are you doing?!
4: Heheheh... he finally gave up!
5: Now he's definitely learned his lesson!
1: Kakuta-sensei's being way too hard on Narumi out there! Look! The poor kid collapsed!
2: What's he trying to do, anyway?
3: And why isn't he punishing the rest of them?
4: They're not even taking Narumi with them!
5: What assholes!
1: Hm? Narumi's training? Sorry, but we run a tight shift here at this school.
2: Did he cause some sort of problem?
3: No, that's the way we've been doing it recently. Got to keep him in line, you know?
1: That was truly horrible!
2: What did you do?
3: That didn't look like any normal practice to me...
4: It was nothing...
5: You're bleeding... wipe it off with this.
1: W-watch out!
1: Shit... it's them again...
3: Wh-what are you two doing there?!
2: How indecent!
3: Wait! Stop running this instant, Narumi-kun!
SFX: BLAH BLAH
1: Oh my...
2: Rin, did you touch the photos in my bag?
3: The photos? Nope. Why, did something happen to them?
4: I'm missing one...
6: Th-those are the photos of the terrorist, right?
7: We didn't get his face, but they give details about who the fucker is, right?
8: That's right!
1: Someone came in here and took one out.
2: But there are two locks on the door! And the ceiling's been fixed!
3: What if they came in before the ceiling was fixed?
4: A thief? I guess we're just lucky they weren't armed, then. Hmmm...
5: Wait... what about...
6: you know, that guy!
9: Yeah, Narumi! The day before the repairs, class had started, yet I saw him running through the halls in a hurry.
11: /That's right... he did ask me once what was inside my bag... but... why would he steal the photo?
1: Rin, if we keep being defensive we'll never solve this case.
2: The students are clearly the most suspicious ones here! We need to go and check out their dorm...
3: Their dorm?!
4: Why bother? It's obvious what they're doing up there...
5: They probably have a big orgy party every night up there!
6: I'm going to sneak in there tonight...
7: Sheesh... seriously, why go to all that trouble? What's the point?
SIGN: St. Navarone High Dorm
1: /All of the bedrooms are on the second floor...
1: /Rin was wrong... it's really quiet here.
3: Where are you going, missy?
5: I've never seen you around here before. And you don't look like a teacher...
6: A guard...
7: My little sister goes here. I came to see her.
8: Oh? So you cut through the window just to see your sister, huh? Heheh... heheheh...
9: Now now, no need to get so scared... I'm no fool.
10: Just come in closer...
2: Heheheh... c'mon! Just be a good little pussycat!
3: Boy, you're really a wild one, arencha? C'mon, let's go back into my room and play!
1: Owww... oooowww...
2: Heheheh! See, I knew you were a smart girl... just stay still...
3: You scratch my back, I scratch yours... otherwise you're going to hell!
1: There we go! Attagirl, attagirl!
1: Kufufufufu... 'zat all you got?
2: The guards are just as bad as the students...
3: What a terrible waste of time.
1: It's quiet...
2: So quiet it's creepy...
1: /He's studying...
2: /I... I don't believe it... they're up this late studying? Even Ushida, that monster...
3: /They go berserk during the day, but they study hard at night... it's just too hard to believe!
1: /Every single
2: /one of them...
3: /They're working so hard...
4: /There isn't even a test tomorrow!
5: /Seeing their test scores, though, I can believe what I'm seeing...
6: /They all get nearly perfect scores...
7: Their personalities are completely different between night and day.
8: Oh no!
1: /Phew... that was close...
2: /Now to check out the girls' dorm...
1: /The girls...
3: /as bad as I expected them to be...
1: /She's gone! Why is only Kugino missing?!
2: /Where did she go...
3: /The door's open...
4: /Oh no! She's back!
5: /Wh-where should I hide?!
6: /Under the bed, I guess!
1: /She's with a man... but who?!
1: /Who is it?!
2: /The girl's obviously Kugino, but...
3: Aahh... nooo...
1: /Is it a student? Or a teacher...
2: /Judging from how that guard acted, I doubt she could bring an outside man in...
3: Ahhh... you're always so impatient...
4: Hohoho! N-nooo...
1: Mmm... you really are impatient!
2: /Sheesh! She sure puts on a show.
3: /I'm just curious as to what kind of man could win over the wildest girl of the bunch...
4: /It might be someone connected to the case...
5: Waaahh! Nooooo!
6: Hohoho! That tickles!
1: Hoho... hoho... n-no, not there...
2: Kyaaah! Kyahahaha!
3: That tickles, I said!
4: I know, I know! I'll take it all off!
5: Ahhhh! Here it comes!
2: /Sheesh... I don't believe this...
3: Aaaahh! Yeeees!
1: Aaah! Aaaaahhh...
2: /I can't take this anymore...
SFX: CREAK CREAK
1: Ah! Ah! Ah!
2: /They're sure taking a while...
3: /I feel like I'm going to crazy down here...
4: /Who's the man, though? He hasn't said a thing yet...
SIGN: St. Navarone High Dorm
1: /What was that?! That sound didn't come from the bed...
2: /It sounded like an explosion!
3: Wh-what was that sound?!
4: It must have been a bomb!
5: Let's go!
6: /Who is that man?!
7: Awww, and we were just getting to the good part... wait! I'm going too!
8: It's no good! I can't see!
1: Phew... that was really something.
2: What was that explosion, though?
3: /I suppose the boys' dorm exploded...
4: /Wait! The boys' dorm exploded?!
1: W-woahh! Hurry up and bring over a fire extinguisher!
2: Now what?! What's going on?!
3: Apparently there was an explosion, sir!
1: Is anyone hurt?!
2: Which room exploded?!
3: An explosion?! Where?!
4: The boys' dorm!
5: Apparently some gas leaked and exploded...
1: Principal, get over here! The guard got hit by the explosion!
3: It must have beeen really dangerous! He got his clothes knocked clean off!
1: Out of the way!
2: Which room exploded?!
3: I dunno!
4: Go and find it yourself!
5: Yeah, how should we know? The whole place is in pieces!
6: Where did the explosion come from?
7: Here. But no one's inside...
8: The vault...
9: Is anyone missing?!
10: Watch out, Hino-sensei! There's no telling what might happen in there!
1: Ahh! An arm!!
2: There's someone... buried inside!!
1: There's someone here!
2: Wahh! An arm!!
1: Everyone, hurry up and help him out!
2: We need to dig him out!
3: A-are you sure? But there's no telling what'll happen...
4: We need to be careful!
5: What are you saying?!
6: We need to help him! Bring a shovel!
1: N... Narumi-kun?!
SFX: HAA HAA
3: Narumi-kun, are you alright?!
4: Hurry up and call a doctor!
5: He's burned!
6: Go and wake up the doctor at once!
7: Yes sir!
8: What happened in the vault, Narumi-kun?!
1: Aahh... I... I...
2: The doctor's here! Bring a stretcher!
3: Take him to the doctor's office!
4: Carry him carefully!
5: Watch your step!
6: /It's just one thing after another with this school... what's going on in the shadows?!
1: [Doctor's Office
2: He finally fell asleep...
3: He was heavily burned over a wide area, but the burns aren't that bad. They probably won't leave scars.
4: Good... but I wonder what he was doing the vault?
5: The only thing I know is that the gas main is in there. It's dangerous, and usually people aren't allowed to go inside...
1: Was he sleepwalking? Or was he trying to fiddle with the gas in order to cause trouble? We'll have to keep a close eye on him...
SIGN: Teachers' Dorm
2: When you go to sleep, you're really out for good, aren't you? You'd have to be deaf not to hear that explosion!
3: Hoo... I do vaguely remember some loud noise...
1: A gas explosion, huh?
2: That's what the teachers think...
3: Which means...
4: It wasn't the gas.
7: When I first crept in there,
8: I immediately smelled gunpowder. Not a bit of gas.
10: Then what was Narumi doing in the vault?
11: I don't know...
12: That's what we need to find out.
1: Was he trying to defuse a bomb... or plant one?
2: This case has always been about explosives... and this entire high school is nothing but suspicious.
3: Mmm... I don't really get what's going on, but maybe this terrorist's finally shown himself...
4: /This entire case is still submerged in mystery...
5: /There's nothing to grab on to... except...
1: /When I went in there to save Narumi, he struggled through his pain and tried to tell me something... what was he trying to say?
2: Aahh... I... I...
3: /It seemed like he wanted to tell me something. What was it?
4: /I suppose I'll just have to interrogate him tomorrow...
Crocodile Precinct Vol. 6 / END
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