#21. Danger in the Roses
CROCODILE PRECINCT #21
tl by danluffey
#21. Danger in the Roses
SIGN: Central Hospital
1: Everyone, Dr. Mizunuma has come to check up on you.
2: Dr. Mizunuma is here to give you a check-up.
3: She was brought in because she experienced heavy shock in a traffic accident...
4: Hino-san, please wake up. She was awake when we took her temperature in the morning...
1: Hino-san! Are you alright?
3: Ahh... a nurse... and a doctor...
4: What happened? I heard you got into an accident last night.
5: Yes, that's right... at the time, I just came to the hospital to be safe, but I didn't really feel that anything was wrong in my body. But this morning, all of a sudden my body started to feel very heavy, and I got a headache...
6: Hmm. That sounds bad.
1: The night nurse told us that she wasn't wounded, so examinations could wait until the morning...
2: Perhaps we should give her x-rays and blood tests, then.
3: Y-yes sir!
4: Oh, it's alright, Dr. Mizunuma... you don't have to go to all that trouble. I think I'll be fine.
5: I think I just need some rest...
6: Absolutely not. If the aftereffects of a traffic accident go unchecked, they can become very severe.
7: We need to try everything we can. Now please, unbutton your gown...
2: Let me see your chest...
3: He's going to check your heartbeat, Hino-san.
3: That should do it.
4: I'll let you know the results after we finish the exams.
2: /Looks like I won't be able to escape those exams.
3: /Hospitals are scary...
2: What have I gotten myself into?
SIGN: CENTRAL HOSPITAL
1: Dr. Mizunuma!
2: What? Did you find anything, Ogata?!
3: Doctor, it's all a sham! I checked out the address Hino wrote on her patient card, but it doesn't exist! She lied to us!
4: Hmm... I thought so...
5: What about her symptoms?
6: We can't find anything wrong with her.
1: She's perfectly healthy!
2: I see...
3: Just who could she be?
4: Why would she pretend to be sick just to get in here?
5: Hmm... we still don't have any proof that she's done that.
6: She really was in a car accident, after all...
7: But if she's perfectly healthy, then she has no right to be here!
8: Have all the exams been done?
9: No. We still have to give her a lower body x-ray.
10: Then that'll be our chance!
2: Doctor, that hurts!
3: It hurts?
4: Alright then, I'll soften it. But make sure you answer my questions as well.
1: Questions? Wh-what questions?
2: Fufufu... stop playing dumb. Why did you come to this hospital?
3: Doctor! P-please, get over here!
4: What's wrong?!
5: Look at the x-ray screen!
6: Huh? A gun?!
7: Why does she have this?!
1: She swallowed a gun?!
2: Impossible! She isn't a snake, she's human!
3: Then where is it?!
4: In her underwear! She must be hiding it in her slip!
5: Using the controls to put the table back down...
6: And keep her locked in position with the spot shot!
7: Keep her still! I'll take the gun off her!
1: Sorry, but even if it is for some exam, I can't stand being tied down for that long.
2: H-how dare you bring something like that in here?!
3: Wh-what were you thinking?! Put it away!
4: Will you answer my questions, then?
5: Your questions? Wh-what are they?!
6: Oh, I have quite a few. Like why you want to know who I am... and why you tried to keep me frozen in place with that spot shot...
7: But first...
8: I think I'll ask you about Dracula.
1: Dracula?! Wh-what do you mean?!
2: Hm? Don't you know Dracula? The vampire?
1: How dare you try something like that, you stupid woman?!
2: Ahhh! Doctor!
4: Stop! What are you doing in here?!
6: Head doctor!
1: Mizunuma-kun! What's going on here?
2: Ahh... head doctor... sh-she...
3: She's hiding a pistol in her underwear!
4: What? A pistol?!
5: It's the truth, doctor!!
6: We saw it on the x-ray!
7: She's hiding a pistol in her underwear!
1: Is... is that true?!
3: Then we need to call the police!
5: Please, hold on. I didn't bring a pistol in here.
7: This is just my hand.
8: All I did...
9: was play a little trick.
1: Wh... what is the meaning of this?!
2: I just cut up an aluminum cigarette case and tape it here like this.
3: See? Just an innocent trick.
4: You were making me undergo so many unnecessary exams...
5: Exam this, exam that... I'm sure that's the easiest way to increase my hospital fees, but...
6: You have to remember that I'm a living person here. You should only make me undergo exams that match my symptoms!
7: Just making me undergo every exam and treatment possible will only end up killing me!
8: How dare you speak to us like that? You know nothing about medicine! You should just shut up and listen to what the experts say!
1: This is insulting!
2: Get out of here at once! There is absolutely nothing wrong with you!
3: Now, I can't do that. I already paid my hospital fees in advance.
4: And it still doesn't feel like I'm completely better yet.
5: Head doctor, you wouldn't possibly kick a sick person out of your hospital, would you?
6: Um... n-no...
7: Looks like we picked up a really problematic patient here...
1: Either way, it's clear now that she's more than what she wants us to believe.
2: Ogata! Why didn't you keep her in place like I told you to?!
3: I-I just didn't make it in time...
4: Oh really?
5: I know that you're very good at operating that machine...
6: Don't tell me her seductive ways have won you over...
7: D-doctor, I...
2: Flowers have arrived for you.
3: Oh my! How beautiful!
4: Roses! They're gorgeous!
5: /But who are they from?
6: Rin? Or the boss...?
1: Mmm, they smell so good...
2: Don't sniff those!!
3: Ahh! Ogata-kun?!
4: Ahh! Th-this scent... chloroform!
1: That's right! If you sniff these, you'll pass out!
2: You can't sniff them!
3: It smells like chloroform!
1: A-are you alright?!
2: Y-yes... th-thank you.
4: Ogata! What are you doing over there?!
6: Ahh... Dr. Mizunuma!
1: I found chloroform in the roses that were sent to Hino-san...
4: I don't understand it myself. B-but someone poured chloroform on those roses...
5: Enough of your babbling!
6: Ogata, you're still in training! What possible reason could you have to climb up on a woman's bed like that?!
1: Just focus on your own job!
2: But Dr. Mizunuma, he's telling the truth. There was chloroform in the roses...
3: Where are they now?!
4: I just got a call from the nurse station. The roses were left on the doorstep, and were addressed to Hino-san... so I...
5: Hmph! What a stupid joke to play... I'll have this investigated.
6: Goddammit, Ogata! How many times do I have to tell you? Get back to doing your own work!
1: And as for you! I'd be careful inviting young men into your bed!
2: W-wait, please, doctor...
3: I just...
4: That was uncalled for, you pig!
5: I didn't invite anyone into my bed!
7: What a hospital...
8: First Maki gets brought here on ambulance, then she's attacked...
1: Then a couple of robbers sneak in here and get all their blood sucked out, turning this into a murder case...
2: Then our jeep gets tampered with and we crash...
3: Then I get roses with chloroform in them...
1: This means that he's set his targets on me...
2: Just who is that Dracula wannabe?
3: Is he really the same Dracula from Europe?
4: But waiting for him to come knocking isn't going to solve this case...
1: This way, it'll look like I'm still sleeping.
SIGN: Nurse Bathing Room
1: Kya... hohoho!
3: Sorry, but I need to borrow these!
4: Huh? Where did my uniform go?
1: Heheheh.... this should do the trick!
2: /Oh no! Not the head doctor...
SFX: PITTER PATTER
3: Hey, you!
5: You dropped this.
6: O-oh no! My hot pants!
1: First, I need to investigate that autopsy room.
SIGN: Autopsy Research Lab
2: No one's here...
1: I don't see anything unusual so far...
1: Huh! That's a pretty big fridge...
1: Hiieeee! It's a frozen corpse!
2: Wh-what's with this hospital?!
2: S-so cold!
3: This is an autopsy lab, so it wouldn't be unusual to find a cadaver or two...
4: But something isn't right here...
SFX: KLAK KLAK
5: Oh no! Someone's coming! I need to get out of here!
1: Hm? Who left the lights on?
2: Hey, Ogata! Are you in here?
3: Guess not...
4: No problems here.
1: Phew, haah..
2: That was scary. There's something wrong with that autopsy lab...
3: But at least no one caught me!
1: A-another bouquet of roses?!
2: Uwahh! Someone's under the covers!
3: Wh-who's there?! Who's in here?!
1: Ta-daaaaaa! It's me!!
3: But you should still be in the hospital!
4: Well, as you can see, I'm all better now! I was allowed to go out today...
5: I heard that you had been hospitalized after an accident, so I came to visit. I thought I'd sneak in and surprise you!
6: But when I got here, and found that you had only made it seem like you were sleeping... I figured you'd be back soon!
1: Wait, why are you dressed like that, Mika? Are you a nurse now?
2: N-no. I, uh... just didn't bring a change of clothes... so I borrowed this from a friend!
3: Maki, did you send me those roses?
4: That's right! Couldn't come all the way here empty-handed, now could I? Aren't they beautiful?
5: Y-yes! Very...
7: These are alright... they don't have chloroform in them...
8: What are you mumbling about?
9: N-nothing! Thank you!
1: Hello? It's Hino!
2: Oh, Mika! It's me, Rin!
4: Yeah! I'm at the police hospital right now. It's Maki... Maki escaped!
5: I know... because she just came to visit me.
6: Oh. I figured that was it. She seemed a lot better...
1: I bet you're tired from all that Dracula bullshit, so maybe it'd be better to have someone around?
2: Yeah, it should be fine. The bed's small, but I'll figure out some way for us both to sleep here.
3: Okay then, take care! I'll cover for you over here.
4: Who was that?
5: Just a friend checking up on me.
6: I'm so relieved to find out you didn't have any serious injuries...
7: Thanks. I'm glad you're all better too.
1: Now, I think we should go to sleep, Maki. The bed's small, but do you mind sharing it with me?
2: Huh? I can stay over?
3: You came here to spend the night with me, didn't you?
4: Y-yeah. Heheheh... you saw right through me!
5: That's so you, Maki.
4: Don't expect to fool me with the same trick twice.
5: Wh-what are you doing, Mika?!
1: I knew it from the minute you appeared at this hospital!
2: You really just came here to meet with Dracula, didn't you?! You want his technique... or perhaps the stimulation you get from having your blood sucked!
3: Judging from the circumstances, he must have called for you as well.
4: N-no, Mika!
5: Let me go! I... I...
6: No! You're going to stay right there and be quiet.
7: Ahhh! What are you doing, Mika?! Uuuu!
1: /And I think I know where they were planning to meet...
Crocodile Precinct Vol. 10 / END
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