#18. Eternal Moon 
MANE OF THE WIND #12
Mane of the Wind 
4: Issei! I'm fine!
5: Where's Dr. Kitou?!
2: I'm here, I'm here!
3: Dammit! What just happened?!
4: Hmph! Look over there.
6: what caused this...
1: A bomb?
2: Just now...
3: We received a report from the ones who were sent to guard the Kitou estate.
1: Wait, Sou!!
2: Hazumi's safe.
3: You don't need to go.
4: You're the suzerain of our clan.
5: Our leader.
6: You can't act on selfish whims.
1: Who did this?! Sakurako, don't tell me...
2: It wasn't us.
3: We've been guarding the Kitou estate daily, just as you ordered.
4: Which means that the perpetrator was someone skilled enough to slip past us and set a bomb.
1: The people
2: who are searching for the stone?!
4: There's something I want to show you.
5: Follow me.
6: Almost at the same time that we received the report,
text: Akiyama Sou
7: we received this package.
9: I don't know who delivered it.
10: Just like with the bomb...
1: A videotape!
2: They sent this to us.
3: I'll stick it in...
4: Looks like they're finally ready to identify themselves.
5: I've been waiting for this...
6: We've all been waiting for this
7: for a very long time...
1: Oh my!
2: Thank you so much for your help! I'm very sorry for all the trouble!!
3: You don't need to be sorry for anything, doctor. You may experiment as you please, but you need to start keeping your age in mind.
4: Otherwise, you may suffer something worse than a machine malfunction.
5: Yes, yes, you're quite right!
6: Please stop by the station later. We're going to have you fill out a detailed report!!
3: Where's the bomb?
4: I'm sorry, Dr. Kitou...
5: And Issei...
6: For making you keep quiet about the bomb.
7: You did it because you think this has something to do with Sou, right?
1: So do you.
3: What are Sou and Sakurako doing? Do they even realize what we've been through!
5: Half of our house got blown away!
6: They could at least come to check up on us!
7: They must know about what happened! They send a guard with a tail here to prowl around every day!
sign: Today's Guard
2: You're right.
3: It's been over half a year
4: since we last saw them.
6: whole months...
7: And they didn't even so much as call! Why won't they come see us?!
8: I don't know what they're so busy with! Who do they think they are?!
2: It wasn't a dream.
3: Sou was here!
2: Where are you?
3: Why didn't you tell me anything before you left?!
box 1: I miss you, Sou...
2: I want to see you again!
2: Looks good, doesn't it?
3: You've been taking such good care of us, this is the least we can do to repay you.
4: Go ahead! C'mon, c'mon!
5: There isn't any poison in it! You've got a sharp nose, right? Can't you tell?
1: What is Issei doing?
2: Good question...
SFX: SNIFF SNIFF
1: Long time no see.
2: Why didn't I think of this sooner?
3: Then I wouldn't have had to wait six months.
4: I never knew you were this kind of person.
5: Says the one who kidnapped Hazumi.
6: You owe us an explanation.
7: It's not fair that we don't even know why our house was blown up.
1: What's this?
2: You'll understand when you watch it.
3: I hope it still works...
4: I did get it repaired, but...
2: Who took that?! How...
5: My name
6: is Takamura.
1: I'm the one who's been searching for your stone, but I've gotten
2: a bit tired.
3: I wanted to keep this whole matter clandestine, but if you intend to keep protecting your stones, then I have no choice.
4: I'm going to reveal this footage of your transformation to the world.
5: If you want to prevent me from doing this,
6: then you need to teach me where those stones came from.
7: Do that, and I'll give you the master tape.
1: The deadline is two days from now, at 10 AM on July 27. Once you're ready, come to the third loft in the Tokyo Bay Area.
2: I know you'll eventually come.
3: I did research on you.
4: You most likely treasure the lives of your loved one more than your secret.
5: In that case,
6: I'd be happy to deliver another present to her house.
7: This time, however, it won't be just a threat.
8: It'll be a big one.
2: Is that the man?
3: Is that the man who's responsible for everything?!
2: What do you intend to do with Sou?
3: We won't hand over the stone.
4: We finally found our target.
5: We'll act like we're intending to make the exchange, then steal the tape and kill Takamura.
6: That is Sou's role as the leader.
7: If he tries to give the stone to Takamura in order to protect Hazumi,
8: we will have no choice but to cast him out.
1: By the honor of the fangs of every member of our clan,
2: we'll rip him to shreds.
3: You should know something, Hazumi.
4: The stone you have around your neck
5: is the key to the mine where the rest of the stones are.
6: Takamura still doesn't know that it's in your possession.
7: But if Sou
8: tries to take it back from you before he goes to meet Takamura...
2: Isn't... Isn't there anything we can do?
3: Shut up!!
4: Why do you think I just told you all that?
5: Because I don't want you and Issei getting in our way again! What could you possibly do?!
6: All you're capable of doing is tripping up Sou!
7: That's what kind of a relationship you two have! That's how it's always been, and that's how it'll always be from here on out! It'll never change!
1: Is the stone
2: really that important?
3: Our clan is what's important.
6: It feels to me
7: like what you're really trying to protect is just the stone.
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