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|Table of Contents|
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-Introduction
-How to Use this FAQ
-Game Script
   Chapter 1 - Doctor in a Foreign Land
      1-1 Refugee Camp
      1-2 Master Surgeon
      1-3 Novice Mistake
      1-4 Hidden Peril
      1-5 Civil War
      1-6 Fever
      1-7 Leaving Africa

   Chapter 2 - Return to Caduceus
      2-1 Alone in the OR
      2-2 PGS
      2-3 To Live On
      2-4 Ominous Clouds
      2-5 Sinner 
      2-6 Rebirth

   Chapter 3 - Onset
      3-1 Temptation
      3-2 Prime Time
      3-3 For the Future
      3-4 Elysium
      3-5 Familiar Faces
      3-6 GUILT Returns
      3-7 Overconfidence

   Chapter 4 - Relearning the Ropes
      4-1 Collapse
      4-2 Losing Faith
      4-3 Rehabilitation
      4-4 Hope Hospital
      4-5 A Rough Night
      4-6 Visitor
      4-7 Blackwell
      4-8 Desperate Plea
      4-9 The Touch

   Chapter 5 - Unnatural Abilities
      5-1 The HOA
      5-2 Retaliation
      5-3 New Heroes
      5-4 Abduction
      5-5 The Trace
      5-6 The Carrier
      5-7 Shift in Power

   Chapter 6 - Lineage
      6-1 A New Ally
      6-2 Anathema
      6-3 Widespread Fear
      6-4 Backfire
      6-5 Lord of Plagues
      6-6 Improvising
      6-7 Tragedy

   Chapter 7 - Illusions
      7-1 Secret Patient
      7-2 Tainted Medicine
      7-3 Truth Unveiled
      7-4 Dream's End
      7-5 Hall of Shadows
      7-6 The Altar
      7-7 Mother of Sins
      7-8 Epilogue

   Chapter X
      X-1 Kyriaki
      X-2 Tetarti
      X-3 Pempti
      X-4 Nous
      X-5 Bythos
      X-6 Sige
      X-7 Alethia

-Version History
-Credits & Special Thanks
-Legal & Contact

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|Introduction|
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Well, welcome to my first FAQ on Trauma Center:Under The Knife 2 for the 
Nintendo DS. The text in this FAQ will appear exactly as it does on the screen,
including line breaks. Lines that do not appear on the same screen will be 
separated by one space.

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|How to Use this FAQ|
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You can navigate the script by searching the chapter number followed by the
episode number.

for example:

Searching for 3-7 would take you to chapter 3, episode 7 titled 
"Overconfidence" You can also search by chapter or episode.

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|Chapter 1 - Doctor in a Foreign Land|
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|1-1 Refugee Camp|
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The Republic of Costigar,
Africa...

The internal warfare plaguing the
people of this country for over a
decade has finally come to an end.

However, they continue to struggle
with attacks by guerilla militants,
land mines, and refugees en masse.
Still, the country is slowly
walking down the path toward
peace.

Other countries have begun
sending aid to Costigar, helping
to establish medical institutions.
But the number of those doctors needed
to staff those facilities has
been hopelessly insufficient...

Now...
A doctor named Derek Stiles has
come to Zakara, one of Costigar's
many refugee camps to provide
medical care to those in need.

In these harsh lands that are ill
equipped for providing medical
care, Derek spends every day
pouring his heart into saving
those suffering from diseases...


Angie: 
Doctor! His vitals have dropped!

They're in the red!

Derek: 
Angie, he'll be alright!

I'm going to continue as is!

Derek Stiles, age 29:
A surgical prodigy who
travels around the world,
helping patients.
His employer is the
international organization
Caduceus that researches
and fights epidemics.

Derek:
we need to stop the bleeding!
Hand me the forceps!

Angie:
Yes, Doctor!

Angie Thompson, age 24:
An elite nurse with an
International Nursing
License. She stands on the
frontline of medical care
as Derek's trusted partner.

Derek: 
......

Scissors!

Angie: 
Right away!

Derek: 
......

... Alright! The damaged areas are
treated!

Angie: 
Vitals have recovered as well!

Derek: 
... Let's close him up!

Other Doctor: 
Doctor Stiles!

Angie: 
we're still operating! Please
stay outside!

Other Doctor: 
I-I'm sorry! But we just received
word on an emergency patient!

Derek: 
What?

Other Doctor: 
The army's patrol unit found a man
collapsed in a swamp.

It seems that he was attacked by
a wild animal, and he's in 
critical condition.

Angie: 
What should we do, Doctor?

We're not done with this
procedure yet...

Derek: 
......

What about the new doctor who was
supposed to start today?

Other Doctor: 
He hasn't arrived yet. His bus
must be running late...

Derek: 
... Alright!

Angie, I'm counting on you to get
the emergency patient brought in!

I'll finish up here by myself.

Angie: 
Understood, Doctor!

Other Doctor: 
Ms. Thompson, please follow me!

[Fade out and in]

Adel: 
So this is Camp Zakara...
I'd heard rumors about this place,
but talk about unsettling...

Hm, I wonder where the clinic is?

Sergeant: Freeze!
Stop right there or we'll shoot!

We have orders to detain anyone
who looks suspicious!

Adel: 
N-No, I'm not a refugee.
Please, don't shoot...

My name is Adel. Adel Tulba.

I'm going to be working here as a 
doctor, and today is my first
day...

Here's my identification...

Adel Tulba, age 25:
A young surgeon from
Costigar who has just
finished his medical
training. Determined
to restore his country,
he has been assigned to
Zakara's medical ward.

Sergeant: 
Hand it over!

Hm, good. Looks like you're a 
doctor alright.

Welcome aboard.
Are you from the Razu Tribe by
any chance?

Adel: 
Um, yes...

I'm, uh, looking for the clinic...

Sergeant: 
Oh, it's right over--

Ah good timing.
Here comes an American nurse.

Angie: 
We've got an emergency!
There's an inbound patient who
needs immediate attention!

He's being transported right now!
I need anyone who can assist!

Sergeant: 
Looks like you'll be hitting the 
ground running, Doctor.

Angie: 
The patient is suffering from
multiple wounds and is bleeding
profusely!

Dr. Stiles!
Are you ready to begin treatment!?

Adel: 
Stiles...?

Derek: 
Yes, the room's available!
We'll begin immediately, Angie!

Our supplies are limited, but
we're going to have to make do!

Adel: 
Doctor, I can help!
My name is Adel, and I'm a new
surgeon here!

Derek: 
...Great timing!
But we'll introduce ourselves
after this is over!

As you can see, we don't have the
proper equipment in this place.
I'll need you to support me!

Adel: 
Yes, sir!
I'll get changed right away!

Angie: 
The patient has arrived!

Derek: 
Alright!
Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie: 
Let's begin the briefing.

Our patient is a 28-year-old
Caucasian male, suffering external 
injuries to his left calf.

He's been identified as a member
of a criminal organization that
poaches rhinoceroses.

Apparently, he was attacked by a 
crocodile when he was walking
though a river...

Derek: 
I guess what goes around comes
around, huh?

Adel: 
I don't have any sympathy for him
either, Doctor.

Angie: 
That may be, but our obligation is
to give every patient what they
need, regardless.

Derek: 
He's got some large lacerations,
and it looks like there are some
fractures too.

Do you see anything else, Adel?

Adel: 
Well, he's bleeding profusely
from the area where he was
bitten...

Hm... and the way the bone is
broken...

Maybe there's a foreign object
inside the wound.

Derek: 
You think so...? We'll have to 
keep that in mind as we operate.

Angie:
 Allow me to explain the objectives
of this operation. They are:

-Arrest the bleeding and suture
the external wounds.
-Reform the fractured bone.

That's it. Remember, Doctor, we
have to do our best.

Derek: 
Alright. Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie: 
Let's begin the operation.

The patient's vitals have dropped
due to hemorrhaging and eternal 
trauma.

Let's treat the external wounds
first.

Please select the sutures.

Now, make a zigzag pattern over
the entire laceration.

Suturing of the laceration is
complete. Now suture the next
one.

The second laceration is sutured.
Please suture the last one.

That completes the treatment of
the laceration.

But before we move on, it looks
like the patients vitals have
dropped.

If the patient's vitals drop to 
zero, it'll be impossible for us
to continue the operation.

In order to prevent that, let's 
inject the stabilizer with the 
syringe.

Please select the syringe.

Now, place the syringe anywhere
inside the green vial.

Next, inject it by pressing it
into any part of the affected
area.

His vitals still seem low...
Please administer the stabilizer 
again.

The patient's vitals have
recovered enough for now.

But as we perform the procedure, 
they will continue to decrease
due to the internal trauma.

If the vitals get too low, don't 
forget to inject the stabilizer 
with the syringe.

Now let's move onto treating those
small wounds.

Please select the antibiotic gel.

Small wounds like these can be
treated by applying antibiotic
gel.

This gel can also be used to 
temporarily stop a laceration
from hemorrhaging,

and it's and effective way of
providing a slight boost to the
patient's vitals.

Now, apply the antibiotic gel to
the small wounds.

We're done treating the external injuries.

Let's make an incision and treat
the compound fracture now.

Apply the antibiotic gel along th
guideline to disinfect the skin.

Disinfection complete. Let's move 
on to making the incision. Select
the scalpel.

Make the incision by tracing the 
guideline with the scalpel.

Let's confirm the affected area
first. ...The broken bone
fragments are lodged in.

First, we'll retrieve all the bone
fragments and then reform it.

Select the forceps, Doctor.

Touch a bone fragment and slide it
out, in the opposite direction
that it is lodged in.

Doctor, please place the extracted
bone fragment in the tray

The first one has been extracted.
Remember to apply antibiotic gel
to the area it was removed from.

The fourth bone fragment has been 
removed. 

But something's not right...
Aren't there too many bone
fragments?

Adel: 
(Could it be?)


Angie: 
All the bone fragments have been
removed. Please treat the
remaining wounds.

The wound treatment is done.
Now, let's move onto placing the
bone--

Adel: 
Wait! It looks like there are some
foreign objects mixed in with the 
bone fragments you retrieved!

Those two sharp ones.. I don't
think they're bone fragments. They
look more like crocodile teeth...

Angie:
Crocodile teeth!? ...You're right,
they certainly aren't human
bones...

No wonder it seemed like there
were too many pieces.. I'll go 
ahead and discard them.

Derek: 
I'm surprised you noticed that...
You've got quite an eye!

Angie: Yes, please let us know if you
see anything else unusual.

Adel: 
O-Of course!

Angie: Then, let's move onto
restructuring the bone.

But the impact of the fracture has
bent the shinbone.

First, let's use the forceps to
bend the bone back to its correct
position.

Let's grab the bent shinbone and
correct its positioning.

That should do it for the
shinbone... Now, let's start
placing the bone fragments.

Use the forceps to carry the bone 
fragments from the tray to their
proper positions.

The pieces should fit together,
kind of like a puzzle. But place
them quickly and carefully.

You're doing great, Doctor!

All the bone fragments are in
place! Last, we need to affix the
fragments to each other.

Apply the antibiotic gel so that
it covers the entire bone.

Affixation of the bone fragments 
is complete!

Adel: 
(I was confident about how fast
I'm able to operate... but I don't 
even compare to him.)

(Who is this doctor...!?)

Angie: 
The treatment here is complete. 
Let's close the patient up!

Suture the incision we made in the
same zigzag manner that you made
on the lacerations.

Let's disinfect the sutured wound
with the antibiotic gel before
we apply the bandage.

Good, disinfection is complete.
Next, select the bandages.

Set the bandages on one end of the
wound, and then drag it to [the] other
end to apply it.

Operation complete. Great work,
Doctor.

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Adel:
...Wow! I'm shocked!

You're incredibly precise,
and your speed...
It was simply amazing!

I've never seen an operation like
that, Dr. Stiles!

Derek: 
It was nothing special...
Just the result of years of 
practice.

And your advice was very helpful,
too.

Adel:
Still, compared to anyone I knew
back in med school, your abilities 
are far superior!

But... why would someone like you 
be in a place like this?

Derek: 
...It shouldn't surprise you to
find doctors where there are 
patients, should it?

Oh, by the way.
I haven't introduced myself...

My name is Derek Stiles, and as of
today, I'm going to be your mentor.
Nice to meet you Adel.

Adel: 
Huh!? you're going to be my...!?

Angie: 
I'm Angie Thompson, his surgical
assistant. Nice to meet you.

We're looking forward to you being
able to handle these kinds of 
operations soon.

Adel: Oh... Y-Yes! I'll do my best!

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|1-2 Master Surgeon|
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Three years ago...

The medical terrorist 
organization, Delphi, created a
lethal disease they named "GUILT."
They used this infectious disease
in an attempt to plummet the world
into crisis.

However, a specialized medical
organization, Caduceus, was
called into action.
Created to challenge unknown or
intractable diseases, Caduceus
halted the terrorist scheme.

And at the heart of their team
Stood a doctor who carried the
fight against GUILT to the end...
...Derek Stiles.

Adel:
... I still can't believe it.

You two are the legendary duo who
defeated GUILT?

I never should have spoken to you
so casually earlier...

Derek:
"Legendary" is pushing it just a 
little...

And we never could have 
eradicated GUILT without the
help of our colleagues, either.

Angie:
Adel, don't flatter Dr. Stiles too
much.

A doctor should never lose his
cool, but he has a tendency to get
swept up in the moment.

Derek:
Y-You think so...?

Adel:
Anyway... What brings you two 
to this country... er... this
camp?

Derek:
We're on a mission to treat any
obscure and intractable diseases
that we find around the world...

You've heard about the new
infectious disease that's emerged
here, right?

Adel:
Yes, Costigar is constantly
fighting against zoonosis...

I hear this particular disease
causes severe tissue scarring and
is often fatal...

Derek:
Our top priority here is to treat
and report back on this mysterious 
disease...

But fortunately or unfortunately,
we haven't encountered anyone who
shows any symptoms of it.

That's why we're participating in
medical volunteer work here in 
Zakara.

Angie:
I didn't think we'd be expected to
take on an apprentice...

But since we're woefully 
understaffed, we're lucky to have
you.

Adel:
I'm very honored...
I'll do my best to keep up!

Female voice: "Is it true we've
got a new doctor?"

Angie:
...Ah, hello, Sylvia.

Sylvia:
Good morning, Angie!.

Ahhh, this must be him.
Every one's been talking about you.

Angie:
You are sure quick when it comes
to gossip, Sylvia.

But you're right, this is him.
He'll be working with us from now
on.

Adel:
Um, well... Nice to meet you.
My name is Adel Tulba.

Sylvia:
I'm Sylvia Warenburg.
Nice to meet you too.

I work as a counselor here.

Adel:
A counselor...?

Sylvia:
The people here require treatment
for mental conditions as well 
as physical ones.

The unrest has mentally exhausted 
many of them... adults and
children alike.

Are you a native of this country?
Can you speak Costigese?

Adel:
Yes, I can...

Sylvia:
Great, you'll be able to help us
with interpreting then.

Our interpreter is going on a
vacation soon, so I was wondering
what we'd do while he was gone...

Derek:
... I don't know about that.
There's a mountain of work to be 
done.

Sylvia:
Aw, don't be stingy Dr. Stiles.

I hope you can help in your spare
time, Dr. Tulba. I'll be happy to
counsel you in return.

Anyway, I'll see you guys later.

Adel:
...Is she from America too?

Derek:
Yes.

She likes to come to the clinic
without any reasons sometimes, but
she's very helpful in general.

Angie:
She can also be a little coercive,
but don't mind her.

Adel:
I see...

This camp seems to be receiving
aid from lots of different people.

Derek:
But what's most important is for
people like you to eventually be
able to hold your own.

Adel:
Yes, I agree.

I hope I can quickly live up to
those expectations.

Angie:
... To get you started on that, why
don't you take care of these?
This is your share.

Adel:
Huh, are these all charts...?
There's so many of them!

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Patient: "So, um... How does it
look, Doctor?"

Adel:
Hmm... Well, it seems like it's
just a typical case of food
poisoning.

Patient: "Really? My stomach's
been hurting for a really long time
now..."

Adel:
Your immune system is probably weak
at the moment, but I don't think
there'll be any complications.

I'll write you a prescription for
it, and we'll see how you do for
the next two or three days.

Also, don't eat anything else for
today, and make sure you go gentle
on your stomach tomorrow, too.

Patient: "... I understand.
Thank you very much."

Adel:
Take care.

Whew... That was my 20th patient.

This place is even more hectic
than I thought...

Well, onto the next one...

Ah, Ms. Thompson!
Is the operation over?

Angie:
Yes...

Dr. Tulba, can I ask you what the
results were for the patient that
just left?

Adel:
Huh? My last patient?

It was just food poisoning.
Enteritis, to be exact. Nothing
out of the ordinary.

Angie:
... I see.

Adel:
Why, is something wrong?

Angie:
No, it's just that he's been in
before complaining about stomach 
pains...

The previous doctor examined him,
though.

Adel:
Yeah, I saw his chart.
It seems he was suffering from
enteritis that time, too.

Angie:
I see...

Still, it might be a good idea to
perform a thorough examination on
him next time.

Adel:
I don't think that will be 
necessary.

This area's conditions are still
unsanitary, so diarrhea and
stomach pains are fairly common.

And we don't have the equipment to
perform a detailed examination like
we could at a hospital.

Angie:
That may be true, but...

Adel:
... It would really be a hassle.
Anyway, I should bring in the next
patient.

I've already seen 20 today, but
that's probably just the tip of
the iceberg.

If you'll excuse me, Ms. Thompson.

Angie:
......

[Fade out and in]

Other Doctor:
Doctor! Dr. Tulba!

Please wake up!
We have an emergency patient!

Adel:
*yawn*

But...
It's the middle of the night...

Other Doctor:
He's a patient you saw this
afternoon, Doctor.

Adel:
Wait... What!?

[Fade out and in]

Adel: Where's the patient!?

Sylvia:
I drove him here.

I responded immediately to the 
radio call, but he's in a lot of
pain...

Derek:
......

Adel:
Dr. Stiles... !?

Derek:
I've transferred the patient with
acute abdomen to the examination
room.

Adel:
What!?

Don't tell me...
It wasn't just food poisoning?

Derek:
We don't know for sure yet...
But there's a possibility it's a
gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

Adel:
GIST!? That can't be...!

Derek:
Did you check the patient's charts
carefully?

He's showing the same symptoms as 
before, but it says that there was
blood in his discharge this time.

Adel:
Oh... N-No... Um...
I thought it was just
diarrhea...

... I'm sorry.
I was so busy that I must have 
overlooked it...

Derek:
The onset frequency of GIST is low
and it's hard to detect without a
thorough examination, but still...

Angie:
Dr. Stiles! The test results are
in!

Numerous tumors detected in the
small intestine. I believe that
it's GIST.

Derek:
...As I suspected.

Adel:
Th-Then, that means...
I misdiagnosed him?

Th-that... That can't be!

Angie:
......

Derek:
What are you waiting for, Adel?

Adel:
Huh...?

Derek:
We know the patient's condition.
Shouldn't you be getting ready to
operate?

Adel:
B-But... I...
I made a terrible mistake...

I overlooked the cause of my 
patient's illness!

I can't do it!
I can't operate like this...

Derek:
You've got to pull yourself
together! He's your patient, isn't
he!?

If you're a real doctor, then
take responsibility for your
patients no matter what!

Adel:
B-But I...
I don't have the skill to succeed
on an operation of this magnitude!

Sylvia:
...Dr. Tulba, try to think about
what you do as a doctor.

What do you think that is?

You're supposed to save patients.
...And gain experience, too.

Derek:
I'll perform the operation.

Rather than sulking, why don't you
help me out?

If you run away from this, you'll
never be able to call yourself a
doctor again!

Adel:
Dr. Stiles...

Un-Understood!
I'll prep for the operation!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Let's begin this operation's 
briefing.

You will be extracting tumors
located inside the patient's small
intestine.

These tumors are not large, but
hemorrhaging has been detected, so
we have to act fast.

We'll need to excise them before
they get any larger.

You should also know that when
you treat a tumor, smaller tumors
will form around it.

I'll let you decide which to treat
first, Doctor.

Derek:
You heard her, Adel.

There are two main objectives in
this operation:

-Excise and extract the tumors in
the small intestine.
-Treat the small tumors that form.

And that's it.

We'll be using the Powell
Procedure to extract the tumors.
Have you heard of it?

Adel:
Yes. We have to drain the tumor's
cytoplasm to decrease it's volume
before we extract it. Am I right?

Derek: 
Exactly. Pay close attention to
the procedure; you'll be doing 
this too, sooner or later.

Adel:
Yes, sir!

Derek:
Alright, let's begin the
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
We'll be performing the operation
on the abdomen this time, so
please be extra careful.

Disinfect the guideline with the
antibiotic gel and then make the 
incision

The size of the small tumors that
are visible makes them more
difficult to excise.

It's a better idea to burn them
off with the laser.

First, select the laser.

Good.

Burn off the tumors by holding 
the laser point on them.

Keep holding the laser in place
to apply it for a longer period
of time.

But, if you keep it there too
long, the tissue could be damaged.
Please be careful.

Now, burn away the small tumors 
if you would, Doctor.

The small tumor that was treated 
has hemorrhaged and a blood pool has formed.

We won't be able to continue 
burning the small tumors like 
this.

Let's drain the blood pool and
clear our view of the area first.

Place the drain on the blood pool

If you've selected an affected
area that can be drained, like
blood, a tube will be displayed.

Slide the fluid up the tube
continuously until it has been
drained.

Don't forget to treat the laser 
wound by applying the antibiotic
gel.

The first small tumor has been
treated. Please continue
treating the others.

All the small tumors have been
treated. Let's move onto the 
larger tumors.

We'll be using the ultrasound to
locate the affected areas.

Select the ultrasound.

With this, we can find the tumors
underneath. If you find one, the
focus will appear as a shadow.

I caught a glimpse of the tumor's 
shadow. Try to center on the
area where the shadow was.

Affected area confirmed. Let's 
try to treat it quickly.

Tumors can be treated without
finding the shadow, but it's 
safer if we know where they are.

Now, let's expose the focus.
Select the scalpel.

Make an incision straight down
the center of the shadow with 
the scalpel.

The tumor has been confirmed.
It's much more swollen than I 
expected.

You'll need to drain the tumor's 
cytoplasm in the same way you
drained the blood pool.

The cytoplasm has been drained.

But, it may start to seep out
again if you wait too long

so make sure to excise the tumor 
before that happens.

Once the tumor has been excised, carry
it to the tray with the forceps.

Excision of the tumor is
complete, but we aren't done
yet.

We'll be using a synthetic
membrane to stop the excised
area's bleeding.

Use the forceps to pick up the
synthetic membrane, and place it
over the excised area.

That's perfect, Doctor. Now let's
affix the synthetic membrane.

Apply the antibiotic gel over the
area of the membrane to affix it.

The membrane is fully affixed now.
We're done treating this one.

Now, let's move on to treating the
next affected area.

I'm getting reactions tumors
here as well, but they're not
visible on the surface.

Use the ultrasound like before to
find the affected areas and
continue the treatment.

There's the shadow of the tumor.
Let's make an incision down the 
center with the scalpel.

Please drain the cytoplasm.

Let's excise it before the 
cytoplasm seeps out again.

Excision complete. Now extract
the tumor with the forceps.

The larger tumor has caused 
smaller tumors to form.

Please treat these small tumors
as well.

Apply antibiotic gel to the
synthetic membrane to affix it.

Extraction of the tumors is
going well. Don't forget about
the small tumors, though.

The tumors have been treated!
There are only small ones left!

The tumor treatment is complete!

Let's close the patient up.

Suture the incision in a zigzag 
pattern with the needle and
thread.

Place the bandage over the 
sutured incision.

Operation complete! Well done,
Dr. Stiles.

Adel:
I-I'm so glad it went well...

But this is all my fault...!
I'm such a fool!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Adel:
......

Dr. Stiles... Ms. Thompson...
I'm very sorry.

I shouldn't have troubled the two 
of you with a mistake like this...

Derek:
...Adel.

Why did you become a doctor?

Adel:
Huh? I-I...

Ever since I was a child, this
country has been at war.

I've always had people around me
that are suffering from diseases
and injuries...

My father and mother, brothers...
Even my friends.

Derek:
......

Adel:
I wanted to save everyone from
that kind of pain...

I became a doctor because I 
wanted to help rebuild this
country.

Derek:
... I see.

Adel... Doctors are human too.
There are times when we make 
mistakes.

I made a mistake just like this
in the past, and Angie got very
angry with me.

She even questioned my ability
to be a doctor.

Angie:
......

Derek:
A doctor's work is so rigorous,
we tend to forget the caution we
need to have with out patients...

...when in reality, that's the 
most important part of what we do.

Adel:
I guess being too busy is no
excuse, huh...

Derek:
Doctors need to have skills, but
patience and compassion are 
equally important.

Today was your day to learn that.

Adel... don't forget the reason
you become a doctor.

Adel:
Y-Yes, Dr. Stiles!

Angie:
Thank you, Sylvia. That was some
great counseling earlier.

It would have been a shame to 
lose such a promising doctor.

Sylvia:
... I just did what I could.
*smile*

O----------------O
|1-4 Hidden Peril|
O----------------O

Sylvia:
Angie, are you here?

Angie:
Hey, Sylvia.
What can I do for you?

Sylvia:
I'm leaving for the administration
office. Would you like me to 
pick anything up for you?

Angie:
Hmmm...
Let me think...

Oh, it would be nice if we had
some sweets for the kids...

Sylvia:
OK. I'll pick up some candy, then.

What about for the doctors?

Angie:
Don't even bother...
They're too busy!

Sylvia:
Sounds like Dr. Tulba's doing 
just fine then! Well, see you later!

Angie:
Be careful out there!

[Fade out and in]

- One hour later -

Adel:
Whew, I'm finally done with my
rounds.

Angie:
Welcome back, Dr. Tulba.

Adel:
Oh, thank you, Ms. Thompson.

What are you up to?

Angie:
I'm writing my report to Caduceus
USA.

Adel:
Wow... Sounds like a lot of work.

Angie:
I'm on top of it.
But that's not necessarily true
for everyone...

Adel:
Is that so?

Derek:
Ah, there you are, Angie!
Was today the deadline for our
report!?

Angie:
That's correct.

Derek:
Th-That's not good...

I've been so busy lately that I
haven't even started...

Angie:
That's what happens when you
procrastinate.

Derek:
I wasn't really procrastinating...

Angie:
You're always procrastinating!

ALWAYS!

*sigh*
You'll never learn!

How many times do I have to tell
you to start shaping up on your
office work!?

Derek:
Y-Yes, ma'am...
I'm sorry... I'll try harder on
the next one...

Angie:
... Geez!

Here, I wrote your part of the 
report, but look it over before 
we send it out!

Derek:
Huh!?
You did it for me?

Wow, you're amazing Angie.
You're a lifesaver even outside
the O.R.! Thank you!

Angie:
This'll be the last time!
Is that clear!

Derek:
O-Of course...

Other Doctor:
Dr. Stiles!
A patient urgently requiring care
is being carried in!

Derek:
What happened!?

Other Doctor:
The car the NGO workers were
in hit a landmine!

The two sitting in the front died
instantly.

But the woman sitting in the back
survived. However, she's in 
critical condition!

Angie:
A woman!? Who is she!?

Other Doctor:
It's Ms. Warenburg!

Angie:
*gasp*
N-No! Why Sylvia!?

Adel:
Oh my--!

Angie:
Dr. Stiles!
Please save her!

Derek:
Of course!
I'll do everything in my power!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
OK... I'll explain the patient's 
condition...

There are fractures on the lower
left of her rib cage.

The bone fragments have pierced
the spleen... and are causing
abdominal hemorrhaging.

Adel:
A land mine...

There are so many of them that
still need to be removed and
disposed of...

Angie:
Sylvia... Why did it--

Derek:
Angie!

Angie:
Y-Yes, Doctor!?

Derek:
We have to concentrate on the task
at hand. We need to be strong, for
Sylvia's sake.

I want to save her, and you do
too, right? Then let's try to
stay focused on the operation!

Angie:
...! Y-Yes, Doctor!

I apologize...

There are two objectives in this
operation:

-Retrieve bone fragments, treat
spleen, and reform the rib cage.
-Stop the abdominal hemorrhaging.

Let's give Sylvia everything we 
can, Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
Right! Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
The damage to the spleen is
severe...

The hemorrhaging has caused her
vitals to drop.

We need to treat the wound and
retrieve the bone fragments
quickly...

D-Doctor, she's going into cardiac
arrest!

Use the defribrilator to
resuscitate her!

The paddles for the defribrilator
appear whenever a patient goes
into cardiac arrest.

First, slide the paddles to the
center of the screen!

the paddles are set...!

Keep holding the paddles for the
charge gauge to fill up.

When the gauge reaches the green
section, let go! (Lift the stylus
off the screen.)

The closer you are to the green 
area when you let go, the more
effective it will be!

We have a pulse! Thank
goodness...

But if we don't hurry, she may go 
into cardiac arrest again! Let's 
try to finish before that happens!

That wound is so large...!
Hang in there, Sylvia!

Doctor, we can't suture a wound
that's opened up like this!

Grasp one edge of the wound with
the forceps and close it so it can
be sutured.

Pull it together until the wound
becomes a single laceration.

Suture it before the wound opens
up again!

We're done treating this wound!
Please retrieve the bone 
fragments with the forceps!

An organ injury must have 
occurred! She has some wounds that
will progressively worsen.

You'll have to treat the 
lacerations while you work to
retrieve the bone fragments!

You're doing well! Be careful of
those organ injuries and continue 
the treatment!

Her spleen is treated! Move onto
repairing the bone fracture.

The third one is in place. But...
the number of fragments doesn't
match the number of wounds...

Just as I thought... There aren't
enough bone fragments. Could they
still be inside the body?

But where...?

...! A flatline! She's undergone
cardiac arrest!

Doctor, we have to resuscitate
her!

The paddles are set! Doctor, all
clear!

We have a pulse! I-I'm so glad...
Doctor, please continue the treating
her!

The location of the last bone
fragment has been confirmed... I 
can't believe it's here!

The bone fragment is lodged into
the spleen. We need to extract it
with caution...

First, drain the blood pool to
get a clear view, then pull it
out with the forceps!

The blood pool has been drained!
Please pull it out carefully with
the forceps!

This is the last bone fragment...
Carry it to the tray carefully!

OK, we've got the last one! Please
treat the remaining affected 
areas!

All the affected areas have been 
treated! Now we just need to set
the last bone fragment!

All the bone fragments are now in
place! Let's affix them with the
antibiotic gel!

The bone fragments have been
affixed... We're... We're done...

Doctor, please close her up...!

Operation complete... ! Well done,
Dr. Stiles...

Sylvia... I'm so glad you 
pulled through...

Derek:
Don't worry, Angie. Sylvia is a 
strong woman. I''m sure she'll
be alright.

She'll recover in no time. We'll
just have to take good care of her
until then!

Angie:
...Right, Doctor!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Sylvia...
I'm so glad you made it...

Sylvia:
Angie... Am I... alive?

Angie:
Of course you are!

Sylvia:
Thank you, Angie... Dr. Stiles...

I never imagined it would be me
who needed to be saved by you guys...

Angie:
Dr. Stiles...

Thanks to you, Sylvia is still
alive... I can't tell you how much
that means to me.

Derek:
It's not like I did it alone.
You did your best, too.

Angie:
Doctor...

O-------------O
|1-5 Civil War|
O-------------O

Sergeant:
Hey! Dr. Stiles!

How are things going for you?

Derek:
So-so, I guess.

We have the same problem as
always: we never seem to have
enough medical supplies.

Sergeant:
I see...

I wish I could help, but the army
is short on gear, too.

Sorry...

Derek:
It's alright.
I understand your situation.

So, what brings you here today?

Sergeant:
I'm on patrol.

Three days ago, the camp at Guno
was attacked by anti-government
guerillas.

Derek:
...! I see...

Sergeant:
They were extremists from the Razu
Tribe.

The bastards...!
How long do they plan on drawing
out this war!?

Derek:
......

Adel:
The Razu Tribe's grudge against
the Dal Tribe runs deep...

Sergeant:
You're that new doctor I met the
other day, right? From the Razu?

Adel:
Yes. And you're of the Dal Tribe?

My people believe that they've 
been exploited by your tribe for
many years.

Sergeant:
Still, that's no excuse to go
around committing mass murder, is
it?

Adel:
But that's just a handful of
extremists!

Sergeant:
I'm not looking to start a fight,
so let's just change the subject.

Adel:
......

Sergeant:
Anyway, Doctor... You should know
that this area is becoming more
dangerous--

What the!?

Derek:
!?

Soldier: "We're under attack!"

Sergeant:
It must be those guerillas!

Doctors, please take cover!

Adel:
Dr. Stiles, it's too dangerous
here! Let's hide behind that
cabin!

Derek:
G-Good idea!

Sergeant:
Fire at will! Don't let those
guerilla bastards get near the
camp!

Angie:
What's going on!?

Derek:
Angie!? Get down!

Angie:
*shriek*

Derek:
Are you alright, Angie!?

Angie:
I-I'm OK...
What in the world is going on!?

Adel:
We're being attacked by guerillas!

Lower your head, Ms. Thompson!

Angie:
Ahhh!

Sergeant:
Keep firing!

Derek:
...Damn it!
We can't go anywhere like this...

Adel:
It would be safer for us to just
stay here, Dr. Stiles.

But... if those guerillas get any
closer...

Derek:
What then?

Adel:
If that happens...
run for your lives.

Derek:
...That's comforting advice.

Angie:
Wait... Are they leaving?
The gunfire isn't as loud...

Derek:
...You're right.

Adel:
......

They must have retreated...

Derek:
Phew... Then, we're gonna be OK.

Angie:
...I'm so relieved...

Sergeant:
Doctor! Dr. Stiles, come quickly!

We've got some wounded here!
They need your help!

Derek:
I'm on my way!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Our patient has been shot in the
chest! There is one bullet wound!

His blood pressure and pulse are
both decreasing! Hemorrhaging is
severe, and condition is critical!

We have just one objective in this
operation:

-Extract the bullet lodged in
the heart.

Because of the wound's location,
the patient could go into cardiac
arrest. Please be careful, Doctor.

Derek:
Got it.

Angie, I'll be counting on you
to keep an eye on the
electrocardiogram.

Angie:
Understood!

Now, let's get that bullet out
of there!

[Operation Dialogue]


Angie: 
Let's begin the operation.

The patient's condition is very
unstable, so please perform the 
procedure carefully.

Let's cover the gunshot wound
with synthetic membrane, then
affix it with antibiotic gel.

The gunshot wound it treated.
Please treat the remaining 
lacerations.

We're done treating the external
injuries. Let's open the patient
up.

This is worse than I imagined...
We should prioritize draining
the blood first.

Let's drain the blood pools, but
keep an eye out for the bullet
round.

We've confirmed the location of
the round! Let's make an incision
and extract it!

Let's drain the blood pool so we
can get a clear view of the
round.

The patient is in critical 
condition, so please extract it
very carefully!

What...? The round is... split!?

The remaining half must still
be inside...

This is dangerous... but please
continue extracting it!

*gasp* D-Doctor!

He's undergone cardiac arrest!

We need to resuscitate him!
I'll get the defribrillator and--

No, wait! We can't do that with
the bullet still lodged in him!

Resuscitating him may cause
damage to his heart.

Derek:
I'll continue extracting it while 
he's in cardiac arrest! We can
resuscitate him afterward!

Angie:
...Understood, Doctor! Continue
the operation!

Let's open up the affected area
while we keep an eye on his 
vitals.

A blood pool has formed! Please
hurry and drain it!

The remaining half has been 
located! Please extract it
carefully!

Place the extracted round onto the
tray.

Extraction of the round complete.
Let's move onto treating the 
actual wound.

OK, we can use the defibrilator
now!

Resuscitate hum, Doctor! Hurry!

Paddles are set! Clear!
 
We have a pulse! His vitals are stabilizing too.

Doctor, let's close him up.

Place the bandage of the sutured
incision.

Operation complete. Well done
indeed, Doctor!

Derek:
Thanks, Angie... But there must
be more injured people.

Let's move onto treating them!

Right away, Doctor!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
...Whew.

We managed to treat everyone,
somehow.

Angie:
Yes...

I can't believe so many people got
wounded in such a short period of
fighting...

War really is dreadful...

Derek:
Yeah, you're right.

Adel:
Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
How did everything go, Adel?

Adel:
Operating on five people in a row
was intense... but I managed to
get through it somehow.

Derek:
You treated five patients in that
span of time!? ...Well done.

Adel:
If there's one thing I'm confident
about, it's my speed. That's all
thanks to a great mentor.

Derek:
I think your smooth talking skills
are improving right along with
your medical prowess.

Adel:
Hahaha!

Angie:
Dr. Tulba... I heard that there
were children spotted along with
those guerillas. Is that true?

Adel:
Yes, they had child soldiers...
I operated on one who had been 
forced into service.

These children are kidnaped from
their villages during guerilla
raids.

They're pretty much brainwashed,
and then used as human shields by
the soldiers...

Angie:
What...!?
How can they be so cruel!?

Adel:
Ms. Thompson... I am afraid that
is the reality of life in my 
country.

Derek:
......

O---------O
|1-6 Fever|
O---------O

Adel:
Dr. Stiles! Take a look at this
guerilla's corpse!

Derek:
...What the--?
What are these subcutaneous
bleedings?

Adel:
Nearly all the dead guerillas
are like that.

I found them on bodies with no
bullet wounds too. Think it could
be an infection?

Derek:
Are you implying that they had an
outbreak and died during the combat?
I've never seen anything like that.

This actually be that disease 
we were sent here to research...

Adel:
I'll ask the army to transport
these corpses to a hospital so
they can be examined.

Derek:
That's a good idea.

We can't make any assumptions
until we see some test results...

Adel:
But if this is fatal, it's going
to be dangerous...

Derek;
I agree. I'll admit, though, I'm
surprised you caught this.

Adel:
Huh? Oh...
I heard that the army was going
to incinerate them...

So I wanted to retrieve anything
that might tell us who they were.

Derek:
I see...

Ask the army to quarantine the
area, and make sure you clean
yourself up, too!

Other Doctor:
Dr. Stiles!
We have a problem!

Ms. Thompson is being held hostage
by a child soldier!

Derek:
What!?

Adel:
Don't tell me it's the child I
operated on!?

Other Doctor:
Yes! He suddenly attacked when
Ms. Thompson was checking up on
him...

He snatched her scissor and is 
holding them to her throat!

Derek:
Angie!

[Fade out and in]

Child:
Sig... Hadah!

Angie:
Don't do this...
Please... give me the scissors...

Child:
Dedah!

Angie:
Ah!

Derek:
Angie!?

Angie:
D-Dr. Stiles...!

Child:
Dedah!

Derek:
Stop it!
Leave her alone!

Child:
Gwa... hadera nagh... bazai!

Derek:
...? What's he saying?

Other Doctor:
This boy's from the Razu Tribe.

He's saying that he can't stay at
a Dal camp, so he's going back to
his comrades.

He's going to use her as a hostage
until he escapes safely.

Derek:
what!? Tell him he's in danger!
If he moves now, his wounds might
reopen!

Adel:
I'll try talking to him, Doctor.

Derek:
Adel... I'm counting on you.

Adel:
I know...

"Please calm down. I'm from the
Razu Tribe too."

Child:
...!?

"Lies! If you're of the Razu, why
are you helping the Dal!?"

Adel:
"The war is over. It doesn't 
matter what tribe we're from
anymore."

"We're all just people living in
the same country."

Child:
"You're still lying! The war isn't 
over! The adults tell me to keep 
fighting!"

Adel:
"I'm not lying! There's no need to
fight anymore!"

Child:
......

Adel:
"What's your name?"

Kafi:
"...Kafi."

Adel:
"Kafi... I had a younger brother
about your age."

"But... he died because he
contracted a horrible disease."

"That's why I became a doctor. 
I wanted to save kids like my
brother."

"I don't want to see any more kids
like you die!"

"Don't waste your life on a stupid
war that adults started!"

Kafi:
......

Adel:
......

Kafi:
"I... really don't have to...
fight anymore...?"

Adel:
"Right!"

Kafi:
"I don't... have to kill any more
Dal Tribe people?"

Adel:
"There's no point!"

"You can put down your weapon and
go home to your village!"

Kafi:
"Home!? ...To my village?"

"...Papa, Mama... My brothers..."

*sob* "I-I...
I... want to go home..."

Angie: 
*gasp*

Derek:
Angie!

Angie:
Doctor!

Derek:
It's alright...

Angie:
Doctor...!

Kafi:
"...Home... I want to go... home..."

Adel:
"Kafi!? Are you OK!?"

...He's got an extremely high
fever!

...!? Dr. Stiles!

T-Take a look at this!
Look at his stomach!

Derek:
These subcutaneous bleedings...
It's the same as the ones on the 
guerilla corpses!

Adel:
Dr. Stiles!
Please save Kafi!

I beg of you!

Derek:
...Leave it to me!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Kafi's condition isn't like
anything I've seen before.

I think what we're dealing with
here is definitely a new type of 
infection.

Derek:
Then, we don't have any kind of 
treatment plan... This could be
trouble...

Adel:
The lacerations on the abdomen
are still hemorrhaging, and he has
a fever of 102 degrees.

If this continues, he’ll--

Derek:
I know, Adel. Since we don't know 
what the cause it, let's treat the
lacerations for now.

Adel:
R-Right, Doctor...

Angie:
There are currently two objectives
in this operation:

-Treat the abdominal lacerations.
-Drain the blood under the skin.

But again, this patient has no
history of hospitalization...
Anything could happen.

Take extra care while you
operate, Doctor. Just in case.

Derek:
...I understand!

Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin the operation.

We're going into this operation
completely blind...

But I think we should try to
drain the subcutaneous bleedings
and then administer antibiotics.

Doctor... Let's do everything we
can to save Kafi!

Look at those bleedings! This is
definitely not something we've 
seen before!

Let's move onto treating these 
subcutaneous bleedings.

In order to treat these, we have
to find their exact locations.

Use the ultrasound to find the 
shadows under the skin.

Once you've located a hemorrhaging
area, make an incision with the
scalpel.

Let's drain the blood pool that's
formed.

Once you have a clear view,
suture the incision.

OK, one internal hemorrhage has
been treated but...

Since they're occurring over such
a wide area, there must be more.

Please continue searching for 
them with the ultrasound!

His vitals are slowly 
stabilizing. Please continue
with the procedure!

Treatment of all affected areas
is complete. We're finally
done...

What the-- There are new
subcutaneous bleedings appearing
everywhere!

What are we going to do
if--

Derek:
It's OK, Angie. We just need to 
keep treating the hemorrhages!

We'll take them one at a time.
Keep supporting me!

Angie: 
Understood, Doctor!

That's the first one... Hurry and
treat the next one, Doctor!

How can this be!? The
subcutaneous bleedings have
expanded into a wider area!

Vitals are stabilizing again...
I hope this is really the end...!

A laceration has formed and it's 
hemorrhaging! Drain the blood,
then treat the wound!

Treatment of the affected area
complete. Checking for further
signs of hemorrhaging...

None...!

Is it... really over?

Derek:
Wh-What the!?

Angie:
Multiple lacerations have formed
along with massive hemorrhaging!
He's in danger! Hurry, Doctor!

Derek: 
This isn't good...

Adel:
N-No... If he keeps bleeding like 
that... Kafi will...

Derek:
No! I'm not done yet!

I won't give up...!

Never!

Kafi... I will save you!

Alright! All that's left to treat 
are the subcutaneous bleedings!

Whew...

Angie:
...There doesn't seem to be any
more signs of subcutaneous
bleeding.

Operation complete.
...Great work, Doctor.

Adel:
Dr. Stiles! That... That was the
power of the Healing Touch!?

Derek:
Y-Yes... That's right.

Adel:
It's amazing how fast you were
able to treat him! How did you--

Derek:
...Sorry, but I can answer a your 
questions after I get some rest?
I'm... seriously drained.

Angie:
The Healing Touch takes a lot of
stamina to invoke. In fact, it can
only be used once per operation.

It's probably harder right
now, since Dr. Stiles hasn't used
it in such a long time.

Adel:
I-I see, I'm sorry.
I just got so excited...

Derek:
...Anyway, can I count on you to
keep an eye on Kafi for me?

Adel:
Yes, of course!!
Please leave Kafi to me!

Kafi... You're very lucky that
a doctor like him was here for
you...

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Dr. Tulba...

I'm so glad Kafi survived the
operation!

Adel:
Ms. Thompson... He put you through
such a traumatic experience, yet
you still...

Angie:
Well... that boy isn't to blame
for all of this...

Adel:
...Thank you for understanding.

Angie:
But... what's going to happen to
Kafi now?

Adel:
Children like Kafi who have been
treated unjustly will be taken to 
a special facility...

When they get there, they receive
treatment for post-traumatic
stress disorder.

They also need to be reconditioned
to join society, so that they can
lead normal lives again.

I'll be quite some time before
Kafi will be able to go home to
his village...

Angie:
I see...
He'll have to go through a lot 
then...

Derek:
......

Sylvia:
Don't worry, that boy will be
alright.

Derek:
Sylvia? Is it OK fo you to be
up and about!?

Angie:
Yeah, you should be resting!

Sylvia:
I feel just fine, thanks to the
amazing skills of my doctor.

I will personally counsel that boy
until he recovers and gets
transferred to the facility.

I want to get him mentally healthy
again so that he can return to 
his village.

O------------------O
|1-7 Leaving Africa|
O------------------O

Angie:
It looks like Kafi's going to be
alright.

I'm glad to hear that he'll be able 
to get treatment.

Adel:
Yes, he'll be aiding the research
into Costigar's new disease...

Angie:
Does that bother you?

Adel:
N-No, of course not.

I know it's for the best.

But, it'll be a little lonelier
here when he leaves...

Hm, Dr. Stiles sure is late.
It's time to open the clinic...

Angie:
He hasn't used the Healing Touch in
a long time... I wonder if it made
him tired.

Adel:
It's an amazing technique.

I wonder if it's possible for me
to learn it...

Derek:
...Good morning, Angie, Adel.

Adel:
Are you still tired, Doctor?

Derek:
...Could I borrow the two of you
for a minute before we get started
today?

Angie:
What's wrong?

Derek:
We've got word from Caduceus USA.
It's important.

They've ordered us to return to the
United States as soon as possible.

Angie:
What!? Why so sudden...?

Derek:
It looks like GUILT is stirring up 
more trouble...

Angie:
GUILT!?

Adel:
GUILT's that dangerous disease,
right!?

Didn't you say that it had been
virtually eliminated!?

Derek:
well, GUILT itself doesn't seem to
be the problem this time.

It sounds like many of the former
GUILT patients are showing severe
latent symptoms.

We won't know all the details until
we get back...

In any case, it looks like we've 
got no choice but to accept being
recalled.

Angie:
I see...
When do we leave?

Derek:
I know it's sudden, but we leave
in three days. They've already
arranged for our replacements.

Angie:
...Understood. I'll get the patient
files ready for them.

Derek:
As for you Adel...

Adel:
I know I haven't been here long, 
but I've learned some valuable
lessons.

I don't know how to express my 
gratitude.

Derek:
Actually, this is about your
future...

You're still inexperienced,
but I think you've got a lot of
potential.

Adel:
Uh, thanks, but...
I've still got a long way to go...

Derek:
Adel... Caduceus USA has given me
one recommendation seat.

If during my travels, I come across
a doctor who would be a good 
prospect...

I have the option to invite that 
person to receive cutting edge
surgical training.

Adel:
A recommendation seat...
in Caduceus?

Derek:
I'm considering taking you on as
my apprentice for a full year.

Of course, you'd be attending
lectures and training sessions, but
you'd still be on active duty.

It's a program that lets talented
individuals learn the extensive
skills that Caduceus offers.

Adel:
...And you'd really invite me?

Derek:
Yes... I believe you have the
qualifications.

But then again, if you can't
achieve the skill level required
by Caduceus...

...they would send you back here.

What do you think?

Adel:
It's... a very generous offer.
But--

Derek:
Staying here to save people is
admirable, if that's what you'd
prefer to do...

But I'm offering you a path that
would let you gain even more 
experience.

Think about which path would let 
you help the most people of this
country best.

Just give it some thought.

Adel:
Do I have to give my answer within
the next three days?

Derek:
Unfortunately, yes.
Try to make a decision by then.

Adel:
......

[Fade out and in]

Patient: "...So, Doctor...
What's causing the dizziness...?"

Adel:
From what I can tell, it could be
vestibular neuronitis resulting
from a common cold...

But...

Patient: "But... what...?"

Adel:
There's a small chance that it
could be a stroke, or sclerosis...

I... don't have the experience to
make a judgement on this...

... I'm very sorry.

Please make sure you see
Dr. Stiles.

Patient: "You can't help me...?"

Adel:
I cant make an accurate diagnosis
on my own...

I'm sorry that I couldn't be of 
more help...

...Dr. Stiles is going to be gone 
soon, too...

Patient: "...Doctor, are you
crying?"

"What's the matter...?"

[Fade out and in]

-3 days later-

Refugee Woman: "It'll be lonely
after you leave, Miss Angie."

Angie:
You take care though.
Be careful of what you eat.

Refugee Child: "Doctor!
What are we going to do when
you're gone!?"

Derek:
There's no need to worry.
Another doctor will be here for
you soon.

Sylvia:
I'm reluctant to let you go,
Angie...

But I hope we meet again,
somewhere. Good luck to you.

Angie:
Sylvia, you're a great counselor.
Don't ever give up on the injured
who come here...

And I hope you get better soon.
I want to see you again too!

Sylvia:
Indeed!

Goodbye, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
Give everyone my thanks.
Goodbye, Sylvia.

Other Doctor:
Dr. Stiles!
Your transportation is here!

Derek:
OK...

I guess Adel's not coming...

Adel:
Dr. Stiles...!

Derek:
Adel!

Have you made your decision?

Adel:
...Yes.

I want to continue working for the 
benefit of those who are suffering
here.

That feeling will never change.

Derek:
I see...

Adel:
But the medical care in this 
country is still far behind...

If I can study more advanced
techniques that will improve my
surgical skills...

then I'd like yo take advantage of
the chance you've given me.

Derek:
Then, you mean--!

Adel:
Dr. Stiles, please take me to
America!

Derek:
Happily, Adel.
Let's get going!

Angie:
I look forward to working with you
further, Dr. Tulba!

Adel:
Likewise!

O==============================O
|CHAPTER 2 - Return to Caduceus|
O==============================O

O-------------------O
|2-1 Alone in the OR|
O-------------------O

Adel:
So this is America...

I've never seen such tall buildings
before... Wow...

Angie:
You've never lived in a city
then, Dr. Tulba?

Adel:
No. This is the first time I've 
ever left my country.

I wonder if I'll fit in here...

Derek:
Well, we spent half a year in
Costigar without running into any
major problems.

So, don't worry.
You'll get used to it in no time.

Angie:
Besides, Adel, you're very well
spoken, even in English.

But if you do happen to run into 
any trouble, I'd be happy to help.

Adel:
Thank you, Angie.
I'll try to stay positive.

Derek:
...Then again, they're going to be
keeping you so busy, you won't have
much time to find trouble.

[Fade out and in]

The international organization,
Caduceus, is at the forefront of
countering emerging diseases. 
Caduceus USA is a subdivision,
functioning independently with
multiple US branches

Working for the betterment of
people's health, it is know for
its medical progress,
its most prominent achievement
being the subjugation of the
terrorist attacks three years ago.

These attacks were the fruition of
the deranged medical ideology of 
an organization called "Delphi."
By controlling GUILT,
an artificial infectious disease,
they plotted to destroy mankind.

But due to the swift action taken
by Caduceus and its doctors, with
Derek Stiles at its heart,
the terrorists' scheme was
thwarted.

[Fade out and in]

Hoffman:
...I'm sorry about having to call
you back here so suddenly

But the current state of affairs
made your presence an absolute
necessity.

Robert Hoffman, age 65:
The Executive Director of
Caduceus USA. A doctor
once believed to descend
from Asclepius, he has now
relinquished his scalpel.

Derek: 
Please, no need to be sorry.
We understand the circumstances.

Angie:
Director, what can you tell us
about these latent symptoms of
GUILT...?

Sidney:
I can answer that on for you.

Sidney Kasal, age 38:
The Chief Director of
Caduceus USA. Despite a
somewhat cold facade, he
is willing to go to any
extent to help others.

The former victims of GUILT are
facing onsets of one serious malady
after another.

We've tentatively classified these
symptoms of PGS...

Post-GUILT Syndrome.

GUILT itself hasn't reoccurred yet,
which is a relief, but...

there are many symptoms appearing,
like tumors and organ failure,
that can't be taken lightly.

A dozen cases have been reported 
in the US, but worldwide there
have been hundreds.

...And the numbers are still
rising.

Derek:
We successfully treated all of
those patients, though...

Sidney:
True, but either the GUILT, or our
treatment may have induced genetic
mutations or malignant viruses...

We're still trying to determine
the origin of the symptoms.

Hoffman:
In any case, our directive is to
establish a method of treatment so
we can help the current victims.

I'm sure you're still jet-lagged,
but we need you to join the
countermeasure team today.

Angie:
So the battle against GUILT isn't
over yet...

Sidney:
Don't get discouraged.
We saved countless lives from that
disease.

If we were able to overcome it
once, we should have no problem
doing it again.

Derek:
I agree.
I'm sure that Caduceus can do it!

Sidney:
I'm counting on you.

And... you must be Adel, correct?

Adel:
Y-Yes!

Sidney:
We'll be adding you to the roster
for the Caduceus Advanced Training
Program.

Good luck yo you.

Adel:
Yes, sir! I'll do my best!

Sidney:
We'll be looking forward to your 
progress, especially since it was
Derek who recommended you.

Each student is assigned a teacher.
Make sure you follow all of his or
her instructions.

Adel:
Will that be Dr. Stiles...?

Sidney:
Ideally, that would be the case,
but because of what we're up
against right now...

we'll have to assign you to a 
different doctor for the time
being.

Adel:
I see...

Derek:
I'm technically still your sponsor
though, so feel free to consult me
if anything comes up.

Adel:
O-Oh, no! I wouldn't want to
trouble you, Dr. Stiles.

I'll be fine on my own.

Hoffman:
That's the spirit.

[Fade out and in]

Tyler:
Long time no see, Angie!
Was it tough being in Africa?

Angie:
I'm fine, Dr. Chase.
Thanks for asking, though.

I've been traveling around the
world for so long now, I think my
body has gotten used to it.

Tyler:
Hm, you haven't changed one bit.

Oh, you're back too, Derek?

Derek:
What...!? I've been gone for half
a year, and that's how you greet 
me!?

Tyler:
Still can't take a joke, I see...
Well, welcome back all the same.

Tyler Chase, age 29:
A surgeon working at
Caduceus who attended the
same med school as Derek.
Derek treated his sister,
who was once infected with
GUILT.

I guess you'll be home for a while
now, since we're dealing with PGS.

Derek:
Yeah, I hope we can count on your
help.

Tyler:
...There's still a possibility my
sister could start showing 
symptoms too.

I'll do everything I can.

...So, is this the new guy?

Derek:
Yeah, let me introduce him.
His name is Adel Tulba.

He's a doctor from the Republic of
Costigar, and he's our newest
student in the program.

Adel:
Pleased to meet you Dr. Chase.

Derek:
Oh, I forgot.

Adel, Dr. Chase is going to be your
instructor for the time being.

Tyler:
That's news to me...
But I guess there's nothing I can
do if it's already been decided...

Adel:
...?

Tyler;
Adel... Do you know what the other 
students call me?

Adel:
No...

Tyler:
"The Demon."
So you're going to give me your
best... right?

Adel:
...Yes, sir.

[Fade out and in]

Adel:
Whew, today's classes are finally
over...

I can't believe I'm being trained 
to interpret data from machines
I've never seen!

Dr. Chase really merciless...

But man, I'm so fortunate to be
here.

I never would have been able to
learn anything like this in 
Costigar.

...I have to be up early tomorrow.
I should go back to my room and 
get some sleep.

Huh? Was that Dr. Stiles that just 
went into the operating room?

What's he doing at this hour...?

[Operation Briefing]

Derek:
First, that disease in Africa...

And now, Post-GUILT Syndrome.

My ability... the Healing Touch...
I may have to call upon it again.

......

Adel:
(Dr. Stiles? What is he doing...?)

Derek:
Concentrate... imagine an
operation...

And... draw the symbol.
Concentrate...!

Alright, lets do this!

[Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Alright, time to get this started!

Imagine a patient... their 
pulse... The affected area is 
before me...

I've got to make it all very
clear...

Clear the mind, concentrate...
and let your power awaken!

Good! I can feel it...
The Healing Touch!

Imagine a star... and trace it.
Quickly, but with precision!

Alright, I'm doing good. One more
time!

...This is going well! It's just
like before.

Now, to really give it a shot.
Imagine a patient... Concentrate
on the star... Concentrate!

Alright! Let's do it once more!
I need to recall that feeling!

I've got it! Just... a little
more...

Yes! That was it! My Healing
Touch!

Hm... My head hurts a bit...
That should do it for today...

But... I don't feel as tired as I
did before. I-- No, I shouldn't
take any risks.

It's still best to avoid using
this power unless I absolutely
have to...

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Adel:
(Amazing! He's image-training the
Healing Touch!)

Derek:
...!?

Adel:
I'm sorry...
I'm not trying to spy on you.


Derek:
Oh, Adel... It's you.

No, it's alright.
It's not like it's a secret.

Adel:
Do you always do this kind of 
training?

Derek:
Well, the Healing Touch requires
incredible concentration to use.

In fact, I can only use it once
per operation.

That's why it's easier for me to 
focus if no one's around.

And... I'm a little shy about it
too.

Adel:
There's no need to be shy!
It's a wonderful skill!

Your operating speed...

Any doctor would dream of having
it!

Derek:
...Any doctor would dream of having
it...

Adel:
...? Did I say something odd?

Derek:
No, I understand what you mean.
But...

Adel, it's true that the Healing
Touch is a rare gift, but it's not
always a blessing...

Adel:
What do you mean?

Derek:
I guess that came out sounding a 
bit too philosophical...

......

"Can you imagine how heavy your 
hands would be with the Healing 
Touch?"

"There aren't many doctors who
could endure such a weight..."

Adel:
Now you've got me really confused,
Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
Those were the words Dr. Hoffman
said to me three years ago.

The Healing Touch is an amazing 
skill, but it comes with a heavy 
responsibility.

Doctors can't let themselves be 
crushed by that, though...

The Director can use the Healing
Touch too, you know. Although, now
he's retired from surgery.

...We should head back.
You must be tired too.

Adel:
Y-Yes...

Derek:
C'mon, let's go.

Adel:
(The Healing Touch...)

O-------O
|2-2 PGS|
O-------O

Leslie:
...Mr. Matthews was transferred in
two days ago from a local hospital.

He complained of stomach problems
and was immediately hospitalized
after his examination.

Unfortunately, tumors have been 
detected.

We looked into his medical history
and discovered that three years ago,
he had contracted GUILT.

Leslie Sears, age 29:
A veteran nurse who has 
worked at Caduceus for
nine years. Because of
her kind demeanor and
reassuring smile, she 
puts patients at ease.

Derek:
Has he had any other illnesses
since being treated for GUILT?

Leslie:
No, none at all.
He's led a pretty normal life since
then.

Sidney:
It's the typical case for those who 
develop Post-Guilt Syndrome. The
onset of it is very sudden.

As you can see by comparing the
X-ray we took here with the one from 
the hospital...

the tumors in his stomach are
growing larger by the day.

There are signs of vasculogenesis
as well. This may make treatment
problematic.

Angie:
What's the patient's condition,
Ms. Sears?

Leslie:
He's stable for now, but we can't
let our guard down.

Sidney:
We're discussing treatment options
with R&D, but an operation is
inevitable.

Derek, I'm counting on you to
perform it.

Derek:
R&D... You mean the research
division?

Sidney:
Yes. Dr. Niguel is currently
assigned to working up the
analysis.

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
Ah, there you are, Dr. Niguel.

Victor:
......

Derek:
Dr. Niguel?

Victor!

Victor:
Will you shut up!? Can you not
see that I'm busy right now!?

Derek:
Oh, sorry...

Victor:
Man! How many times do I have to
tell you not to disturb me while--


Derek:
If you're busy, I can--

Victor:
Oh... It's you.
Long time no see, Dr. Stiles.

Victor Niguel, age 29:
Head of the Caduceus
Research Division. He's
known as the brain of
Caduceus and has published
numerous articles on
treatment research.

Derek:
You look busy with your research,
as usual.

Victor:
Yeah, and this chat is eating up my
valuable time.

Derek:
Sorry to bother you while you're so
swamped, but--

Victor:
It's about PGS, isn't it?
I've already heard from Hoffman.

Give me an hour.
We'll have a meeting about it.

Derek:
Alright, I'll see you--

Angie:
Dr. Stiles!

Mr. Matthews's condition has 
worsened!

Derek:
What!?

Victor:
Is that the patient with PGS!?

Angie:
We need to operate immediately!
Please hurry to the conference room!

Derek:
Alright, let's go!

Victor:
Wait, Derek!
I'm coming too!

Don't start that operation until I
get there!

Derek:
What-- Why!?

Victor:
PGS tumors have some irregular
characteristics.

Even with your skills, doing it the
normal way isn't going to work.

But, you're in luck!

With the sedative I'm currently 
working on, ANY surgeon could
complete the operation!

Just give me a little more time, 
and I'll have it for you!

Derek:
...Alright
Just hurry it up!

Let's go, Angie!

Angie:
Right!

Victor:
Man, things are about to get even 
busier...

[Operation Briefing]

Victor:
Sorry to keep everyone waiting.

Sidney:
Victor, there you are...

Now that we're all here, please
begin the briefing, Ms. Thompson.

Angie:
Yes, sir. It should be noted that
our patient suffered through a 
GUILT infection three years ago.

He was admitted here last week,
and the test results show numerous
tumors in his stomach.

The main objective of this
operation is:

-Excise and extract the tumors
inside the stomach. But...

Since the tumor outbreak is caused
by Post-GUILT Syndrome, we'll need
to be careful.

Sidney:
Derek, this will be your first
operation on a Post-GUILT Syndrome
patient.

Victor is going to guide you
through this.

Derek:
I appreciate it. I'll follow your
lead, Dr. Niguel.

Victor:
Damn straight.

I'm gonna have to explain some
things about the way Post-GUILT
Syndrome works, so listen up.

Derek:
Got it...

Then, let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin the operation.
Dr. Niguel, we'll be counting
on you.

Victor:
Yeah yeah, let's do this. Hurry
up and open him.

Are you gonna work your magic,
Derek?

Derek:
I don't know yet. It depends on 
the situation.

Angie:
Dr. Stiles, please don't use the
Healing Touch unless you're sure
you need it.

Derek:
I understand, Angie. I've only
got one chance; I'll make sure it
counts.

Let's get started!

Angie:
The organ's turned black...!? I've
never seen anything like this!

Victor:
PGS patients tend to develop
toxicosis, which will nullify
the effects of the stabilizer.

Since the patient's vitals are
crucial, we need to do something
about the toxicosis first.

That's why I had to get this
sedative for the toxicosis ready.

Select the syringe.

Alright, the black vial on the
left is the sedative. Inject it
anywhere into the patient.

Angie:
The organ's condition has returned
to normal! Now we can continue the 
treatment.

Victor:
That's right, but keep in mind,
this is only a temporary solution.

Unless you treat all of the
affected areas, the toxicosis will
keep rising again.

Inject that sedative every time
there's an onset. Now, about 
that stupid tumor...

Angie:
It doesn't look like an ordinary 
tumor. Our normal procedure may
not work.

Victor:
Exactly. After you drain the 
tumor's cytoplasm, you'll need to
completely sever the veins.


Angie:
Doctor, the drain is ready.
Please begin the treatment!


Next, sever the three veins
connected to the tumor by holding
the scalpel against them.

That's the first one... But, the
patient's vitals have dropped, so
be careful.

There's the second... Please 
burn off the small tumors around 
it with the laser.

All the veins have been severed.
Now extract the tumor with the
forceps.

The large tumor's treatment is
complete. Please treat the small 
tumors that remain.

That's every thing... Are we done
then?

Victor:
No... Not yet!

Angie:
*gasp* I've confirmed the 
presence of another tumor!

Victor:
Thought it could hide, huh!?
Derek, hurry up and treat it!

Angie:
Treatment of the last tumor is 
complete!

...Again!? There's four of them!
Two of them was bad enough!

Victor:
Don't give up, Derek! Show those
tumors who's boss with your
power!

Angie:
That's right! I know you can do
this, Doctor!

The patient should be OK, Doctor.
Let's close him up.

Alright... Please close up the 
patient.

Bandage the sutured incision,
Doctor.

Operation complete. Both of you
did a great job!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Dr. Niguel, thank you so much!

If it wasn't for you, things may
have gotten out of hand.

Victor:
Yeah, I know.

Angie:
But this is a real problem. I 
can't believe the toxicosis
rendered the stabilizer useless...

Victor:
Yeah, those damn bacteria don't 
know when to give up!

Anyway, I'm outta here.
Great work though, guys!

Derek:
Are you... going back to the lab?

Victor:
Yep, it'll be another sleepless 
night...

Angie:
Seems like Dr. Niguel is as busy
as always...

Derek:
Yeah, but it kind of looks like
he's enjoying it.

Angie:
You think so?

Derek:
I'd say.

Angie:
Hm.

Derek:
It's hard to say how many PGS-
related symptoms could appear in
the future.

We need him to keep doing the 
best he can.

Angie: 
That goes for us too, right,
Doctor?

Derek:
Definitely!

O--------------O
|2-3 To Live On|
O--------------O

Derek:
How's Adel's training going,
Tyler?

Is he making progress?

Tyler:
The African kid? He's a tough one.
No need to worry.

I had him help me with three heart
operations with electroanatomical
mapping, and he still wanted more.

He's a great guy to train.

Derek:
I agree.

Angie:
You want to help train him too...
That's what you're thinking,
right, Dr. Stiles...?

Why don't you invite him to watch
one of your PGS operations
sometime?

Derek:
I-I guess I could do that.

Anyway, aren't you getting a little
carried away calling yourself
"The Demon," Tyler?

Tyler: 
Well, for a laid-back guy like
me to get a tough rep, I have
to be creative.

By the way, he was thrilled when I
lent him a recording of you using
your Healing Touch.

I hear he's watching it all
the time.

Angie:
If you just ask hum, I'm sure he'd
be delighted to come watch you
work, Doctor.

Stephen:
Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
Yes? Oh, Dr. Clarks.
How can I help you?

Stephen:
I've been looking for you.

Stephen Clarks, age 45:
A veteran surgeon who has
worked at Caduceus for
many years. His superior
skills and gentle demeanor
give hope to many who
suffer from intractable
diseases.

Stephen:
It's about my PGS patient that was
admitted today...

When I checked her charts, I saw
that she was a patient you operated
on back at Hope Hospital.

Derek:
Really!? Who?

Stephen:
She's a young lady named Linda
Reid. Do you remember her?

Derek:
Linda!?

Angie:
Her!?

Stephen:
Dr. Stiles... I believe she's
psychologically exhausted.

Would you mind seeing her as soon
as you have the time?

Derek:
No problem!
Angie, let's go.

Angie:
Right away!

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
Linda!

Linda:
Oh... Dr. Stiles!?
And Nurse Angie too...!?

Linda Reid, age 17:
Derek's first GUILT patient
during his time at Hope
Hospital. She was deemed
suicidal due to the 
neurosis caused by high
school entrance exams...

But the root of her 
instability was, in truth,
her GUILT infection.

Angie:
Linda...

Linda:
Doctor, I... I've lived my life to
the fullest ever since you treated
me...

I reconciled with my parents...
I made it into high school...

But still... Why!?

Why am I being put through this
again!?

Please tell me, Doctor...
Have I done something wrong!?

Derek:
Linda...

You've done nothing wrong.
Nothing whatsoever!

The reason for all this is that
disease you contracted three
years ago. You're not to blame.

Linda:
Then, please, treat me, Doctor...!
Please, get rid of this disease
once and for all!

I beg of you!

Derek:
Linda... I promise!

I will completely eradicate it this
time!

I won't lose to this disease.

Stephen:
...According to the examination,
there are tumors in her lung.

The reason for their onset hasn't
been ascertained yet, but we can
almost certainly connect it to PGS.

She's emotionally stable at the 
moment, and that's likely due to 
the illness as well.

Angie:
She had similar symptoms when she
was suffering from GUILT the first
time too...

Stephen:
I see...
Then, we have to be cautious.

Since she's developed so many
tumors, we should operate on her as
soon as possible.

Linda:
Ngh...!

I-It hurts! Doctor, m-my chest...
hurts...!

Help me, Doctor!

Derek:
Linda!

Stephen:
This isn't good, Derek!
Angie, bring in the sedative!

Angie:
Right away!

Linda:
D-Doctor! It really hurts!

Angie:
Dr. Clarks! Her blood pressure is
dropping!

Stephen:
Alright! Get ready to begin an
emergency operation!

Derek:
It's okay, Linda!
I'm here with you!

Hang in there!

Dr. Clarks! I have a favor to ask 
of you!

Stephen:
What is it, Dr. Stiles?

Derek:
I don't mean to overstep my
bounds, but...

Please allow me to perform this 
operation!

Stephen:
Dr. Stiles...

I had a feeling you would say that.

Derek:
Then... you don't mind!?

Stephen:
She's always been your patient.

I think it's best that you handle
this procedure.

Derek:
Thank you very much, Dr. Clarks!

[Operation Briefing}

Angie:
Let's begin the briefing, Doctor.

The patient's lung was infected
with the "Kyriaki" GUILT three
years ago.

But, due to Post-GUILT Syndrome,
abscesses have now formed inside 
her right lung.

There are two objectives in this 
operation:

-Drain the pus filling the lung.
-Excise and extract the festering
tumor.

Dr. Stiles... Let's cure Linda
for good this time!

Derek:
Right!

Beginning the operation

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin the operation. Please
open her up carefully...

There's pus seeping out of the 
tumor!

First, we have to treat the 
toxicosis though!

Please inject the toxicosis 
sedative!

Toxicosis has subsided! Now we can
continue with the procedure!

Please drain the pus.

Inflammations have occurred du to 
the accumulation of pus.

To treat these inflammations, 
we'll inject an anti-inflammatory
into them. Select the syringe.

The blue vial is the anti-
inflammatory. Inject it directly
into the inflammation.

Please inject it into the other
inflammation as well.

The inflammation treatment is
complete. Please start extracting
the tumors.

Location of the tumor has been
confirmed. Please extract it.

Pus will seep out once you've 
extracted a tumor, so be careful.

Let's drain the pus before placing
the synthetic membrane.

We've completed the treatment...
But her vitals are still unstable.

There may be tumors we haven't 
found in a wider area.

Let's use the magnification tool
to look around.

Once you have the magnification
tool, use it anywhere on the 
operation field...

Then, keep holding it down while
you slide it in the direction of
the area you want to check.

You can scroll around the
operation field for as long as
you have it held down.

To use the ultrasound, press the
operation field where you want to
check, just like normal.

Use the magnification tool and
the ultrasound to find the tumors!

Treatment of the tumors is going
smoothly. Please continue the
procedure!

Extraction of all the tumors is
complete. Please treat the 
remaining affected areas.

We're done, Doctor. Let's close
her up.

Operation complete. Good work,
Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
Back at you, Angie. Do you think 
she'll be fully cured now?

Angie:
Don't worry, I'm sure she's on her
way to aa full recovery, Doctor.

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
How are you doing, Linda?
Are you having any trouble
breathing?

Linda:
It's actually gotten considerably
better, Doctor.

I can't wait to leave the hospital
and get back to school.

Angie:
It'll be just a little longer.
You'll be able to go back soon.

Linda:
Really? I'm so happy to hear that.

Dr. Stiles... Thank you.

Now that I think about it, you've
operated on me three times, right?

Derek:
Yes, that's right.

Linda:
Was my operation helpful?

Derek:
Huh? What do you mean?

Linda:
This hospital is researching GUILT,
isn't it?

I was hoping you might learn
something from my condition.

I've caused a lot of trouble up
till now, so...

Derek:
Please, don't blame yourself...
I'm sure your case will help us
out.

It won't be long now before we
find a cure for PGS. I'm positive.

Angie:
You've become such a fine young
lady, Linda. I'm proud of you.

O------------------O
|2-4 Ominous Clouds|
O------------------O

Angie:
Linda's tissue sample have come 
in.

It looks like they were able to
procure samples from back before
she was infected with GUILT.

Tyler:
If we can compare the DNA of the
affected area with the cells'
original DNA and find a mutation...

it'll, definitely help us toward our
goal of being able to treat PGS.

Victor went nuts over the prospect
of being able to cure it through
DNA treatment.

Angie:
Well then, we'll have to ask him to
push himself to the limit...

But come to think of it...
that's probably what he'd do
anyway.

Adel:
Good morning!

Angie:
Good morning, Dr. Tulba.

Derek:
Good morning, Adel.
How's your training going?

Tyler:
It's very fulfilling... Right?

By the way, your neurology report's
due today. Have you finished it?

Adel:
Uh, um... It's going well, but...

It covers so much material...
I mean, it's such a broad topic...

Tyler:
That doesn't change the fact that 
it's due today... Understood?

Adel:
Y-Yes... I'll get it done.

Derek:
Hey, look! Breaking news on TV...

Oh my god! The Secretary of Health
is in critical condition!

Apparently, he drank something 
poisonous...

Angie:
What!? James Pierce!?
...That's serious!

Tyler:
Hey... Isn't Secretary Pierce an
acquaintance of Director Hoffman?

Derek:
Yeah, I think so.

Angie:
He used to work closely with
Secretary Anderson, so they all
probably knew each other.

Adel:
...Who's Secretary Anderson?

Derek:
He was the previous Director of
Caduceus USA and the Secretary of
Health and Human Services...

He contracted GUILT three years ago
and passed away...

......

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
Did you call for me?

Hoffman:
Yes... Have a seat.

Derek:
Yes, sir.

Sidney:
Derek, did you hear the news?

Derek:
...About Secretary Pierce?

Hoffman:
Indeed.

Sidney:
They're sayin it was a corrosive
type of poison.

Some sort of strong acid, or a type
of sodium hydroxide.

Derek:
...And he swallowed that!?

Hoffman:
Yes... It seems to have been mixed
into his daily medication.

He's suffering from severe burns in 
the back of his throat and his 
esophagus.

Derek:
Who would do such a thing!?

The poison they used wasn’t lethal,
so it doesn't appear to be an 
attempt on his life...

Sidney:
Though, it hasn't been ruled out.
They're saying it appears to be 
the work of an amateur.

But, we'll leave the investigation
to the police. We have our own role
in this.

Derek:
Our own role? Does that mean the 
Secretary is--

Sidney:
Exactly. He's being transported
here.

Derek:
It's just like Secretary Anderson.

Hoffman:
Yes... You may already know this, 
but James and I have known each
other for years.

Every time I met with him, he'd 
always tell me the same thing.

"If anything ever happens to me,
I want a doctor from Caduceus."

Derek:
......

Hoffman:
*sigh*

The medical terrorism we saw with
GUILT has started to make people
extremely neurotic about diseases.

Derek:
...That's why he requested us?

Sidney:
He is an important figurehead of
this nation.

It's only natural that those around
him would want the Secretary to
receive the finest treatment.

Derek:
I have a feeling this is leading
up to why you called be here...

Sidney:
You should know, there will be
complications. We're dealing with
the government, here.

I'm sorry to ask you yet again...
But can you do this for us?

Derek:
Director Hoffman, Chief Kasal...

No matter what the details are,
it doesn't change the fact that a
person's life needs to be saved.

That being the case, as a doctor,
I am glad to accept this operation.

Even more so if Secretary Pierce
was an acquaintance of Secretary 
Anderson.

I'll give it everything I have.

Hoffman:
...Thank you.
I'm counting on you.

Derek:
Yes, sir!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
The patient is suffering from 2nd
and 3rd degree burns in his throat
from ingesting corrosive poison.

The affected area expands from
the top of the throat, down
through the esophagus.

There are two objectives in this
operation:

-Treat the burns with skin grafts.
-Extract the poison-filled
capsule.

I'm sure you’re familiar with it,
but we'll be using a procedure
called autografting.

This means we'll be obtaining the
skin grafts from the patient's own
body to use on the affected area.

Derek:
Thanks, Angie.

Let's get the operation underway!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin the operation. Please
perform the treatment promptly.

The capsule broke, so we can see
the poison that has spilled out.

Before we treat the burn, we'll 
need to get rid of the poison.

First, drain the poison to clear
up the burned area.

The poison is drained. Let's
move onto treating the burn.

But, the area that has turned
black is a third degree burn and
can't be treated as is.

You'll need to inject a coolant
into it and excise the necrotic
tissue. 

Select the syringe and inject
the blue colored coolant into the
affected area.

Excise the affected area while
the coolant is still effective.

Move the blackened tissue to the
tray with the forceps.

Extraction complete. Let's
continue to treat the burn.

The membranes we'll use to the 
transplant need to be taken from
the patient himself...

Like I said earlier, we'll have
to use the autografting procedure.

We'll inject culture fluids into
healthy areas of the patient to 
obtain skin grafts.

After that, drain the blood pool
on the burn so that you can
place the skin grafts on it.

Then we'll transplant the skin
grafts onto the affected area.

Please inject the yellow culture
fluid into the guidelines to the
left and right of the throat.

It looks like the skin graft is
ready excise it with the scalpel.

Now we can peel of this graft 
anytime with the forceps and apply 
it to the burned area.

One skin graft won't cover this.
We need more.

The burn has been covered by the
skin grafts. Affix them with the
antibiotic gel and we're done.

We're don treating the burn, but
the capsule must still be around 
here somewhere...

Maybe we can find it with the 
ultrasound.

I have a reading on the
ultrasound. Make an incision on 
the shadow with the scalpel.

It's the capsule alright. Let's
extract it with the forceps.

This is-- It's only half of the 
capsule! The other half must be 
somewhere else!

If we don't find it quickly, the 
poison could seep out and cause
more burns!

Treat the extraction wound with
antibiotic gel and then use the
ultrasound to look for it!

We've located the other half!
Make an incision and extract it!

I'm glad we found it so quickly...
The poison hadn't seeped out yet.

Extraction of the capsule is
complete. Please treat the
remaining affected areas!

Good, continue to treat the
other burns, Doctor.

All treatments complete.
The operation is done.

Please close him up.

Bandage the sutured incision.

Operation complete. Well done,
Dr. Stiles!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
......

Hoffman:
Derek...

Derek:
Yes, Director?

Hoffman:
I just wanted to tell you that I
think you're doing a good job.

And that I'm sorry to have forced
this upon you...

Derek:
No, not at all...

Hoffman:
...You look lost in thought...

Derek:
Oh... Um...

The whole thing just reminds me
of Secretary Anderson's passing.

Hoffman:
I see...

Derek:
He sacrificed his life as a test
subject for our GUILT treatment...

He was a respectable man, who always
looked toward the future...

Hoffman:
Yes...

...Caduceus...

We're a medical organization that
was established to help people who
suffer from serious illnesses.

We can never be daunted by these
diseases; the fight must continue
until we eradicate them all.

That was Richard's dying wish as
well...

Derek, I'm counting on you now, as
I always have.

Derek:
Yes, sir!

O----------O
|2-5 Sinner|
O----------O

Derek:
From... Elysium?

Sidney:
Yes, PGS patients are arising there
as well.

Angie:
So even people recuperating at
exclusive facilities are coming
down with PGS...

Adel:
Wait, what is "Elysium?"

Sidney:
A facility that was established as
a result of the GUILT terrorism
that erupted three years ago.

A number of people infected by
GUILT are being treated there until
they can fully recover.

Angie:
The unauthorized research of GUILT
was forbidden by international
law...

so Elysium was built in order to 
circumvent that.

Adel:
Really...?

Sidney:
But so many PGS cases are arising 
that even Elysium can't handle all
of them.

As a result, we've decided to
accept one of their more intensive
patients.

Derek:
What is this patient's name?

Sidney:
...This may be painful for you two 
to hear, but...

...he's a "Sinner."

Derek:
...!

Angie:
A Sinner...!?
You mean, one of the children we
found on Delphi's base...?

Sidney:
Indeed...

Derek:
......

[Fade out and in on sepia background]

Three years ago, the terrorist
group, Delphi, his their base of
operations on a marine vessel.
There, in the middle of the ocean,
they performed their dangerous
research on GUILT.

Children were kidnaped from 
around the world and implanted
with mutated forms of GUILT.
In accordance with the zealots'
beliefs, these test subjects were
labeled as "Sinners."

After Derek Stiles saved them from 
their terrible fate through a 
series of operations,
they were taken into custody by
the UN Army and began receiving
treatment in medical facilities.

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
The incoming patient is a young
Mexican. His name is Emilio Juarez,
age 17.

The hepatitis he's suffering from
is thought to be GUILT related, and
it's fulminant.

Derek:
...He had to experience such pain
at the hands of Delphi...

And now he has to suffer PGS...

Angie:
He can still be treated though.
We need to stay optimistic.

Sidney:
He'll be arriving this afternoon.
...I'm counting on both of you.

[Fade out and in]

...Are you Emilio?

Emilio:
......

Heather:
You must be Dr. Stiles.

My name is Heather Ross, and I'm
Emilio's personal nurse.

Heather Ross, age 21:
A nurse employed by
Elysium. She holds the
same International Nursing
License as Angie.

Heather:
Do you happen to speak Spanish?

Derek:
No, not really...

Heather:
Then, please allow me to interpret
for you.

Derek:
Oh, thank you.

(Wow, she's... pretty.)

Heather:
"Emilio, this is Dr. Stiles who
will be taking care of you."

"Introduce yourself to him."

Emilio:
...Buenos tardes, Medico...

Derek:
...Nice to meet you too, Emilio.

Angie:
I'm Angie Thompson.
A pleasure, Emilio.

Emilio:
......

"...Heather, I've met these people
before..."

Heather:
"Huh... You have?"

Emilio:
"...They both appear in the
nightmare I always have..."

Heather:
...He says that the two of you
appear in his dreams.

Derek:
...!?

You mean he remembers what
happened three years ago!?

Angie:
He should have been unconscious...

Emilio:
"But, in my dream, they're very
kind..."

"They save me from my suffering..."

Angie:
"Emilio... Dr. Stiles and Ms. Angie
have operated on you in the past."

Emilio:
"So that's why..."

Gracias, Medico...

Derek:
Emilio...

Heather:
...Emilio was transported to
Elysium from Mexico, but...

PGS suddenly struck his liver...

It was conclude that further
treatment would be impossible at
Elysium.

When we consulted Caduceus about 
this, we were told that you had
returned to the country, Doctor.

Derek:
So that's why...

Heather:
Doctor, I beg of you!

Please...!
Please save Emilio!

Derek:
Of course!

We can't let him continue to 
suffer. We have to cure him.

Caduceus will do everything in its 
power to make sure of it!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
According to Emilio's examination
results...

It looks like Post-GUILT syndrome
has caused an extreme case of
hepatitis.

Cellular damage is present in his
liver, and the abdominal cavity is
hemorrhaging as well.

His liver has become almost
nonfunctional, and he could start
drifting out of consciousness.

We must treat him as quickly as
possible.

Derek:
It's progressing much faster than
we could have anticipated... We
should operate immediately.

Angie:
Agreed. That means there will be 
two operational objectives:

-Drain the blood pools from the
abdominal cavity.
-Treat the liver injuries.

We can treat the damaged areas of 
the liver by packing it with 
synthetic membranes.

Derek:
Got it. Let's begin the operation.

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin the operation.
Please open the patient up.

His vitals are dropping and his
pulse is very weak!

...A flat line! He's undergone
cardiac arrest! Get the
defibrilator ready!

Doctor, set the paddles in the
appropriate positions!

Paddles are set!
Clear!

We have a pulse! Resuscitation
was successful! Let's continue, 
Doctor.

First, drain the blood pool inside 
the abdominal cavity.

Next we'll be applying synthetic
membranes to the wounds, and then
affixing them with antibiotic gel.

Toxicosis has also set in, so
please inject the sedative as
well.

The tissue has returned to its
normal state. Please resume the
procedure.

We'll need multiple synthetic
membranes to cover the area
according to the guidelines

Continue applying synthetic
membranes to the other injured
areas as well.

The hemorrhaging has stopped.
Let's use this chance to affix 
the membranes with antibiotic gel.

We're done treating all of the
affected areas... but his vitals
aren't stabilizing.

Could there be more injuries...?

The synthetic membranes...!
I-It's hemorrhaging again!

There must be a reason for this!
Use the ultrasound to check out 
the area!

There's internal hemorrhaging here.
This must be the reason...

Please drain the blood pool.

Suture it before it starts to 
hemorrhage again.

There seems to be more internal
hemorrhaging. Look for them with
the ultrasound.

All the internal hemorrhages have 
been treated. Let's reapply the
synthetic membranes.

The antibiotic gel is ready.
Please affix the synthetic
membranes!

The membranes have been affixed.

It doesn't look like it's going to 
hemorrhage agin. I think we're
good to go.

Well, Doctor, let's close him 
up.

Operation complete. Great work,
Doctor.

Derek:
Thanks, but... it's painful to
operate on him again. I feel like
I didn't do enough before.

Angie:
Yes... But the one who's in the
most pain is Emilio, Doctor.

Derek:
Yeah... Let's report back to Ms.
Ross. I'm sure she'll be relieved.

Angie:
...Ms Ross, huh...

Derek:
...Something wrong?

Angie:
No, it's nothing...

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Heather:
Emilio!?

Dr. Stiles! Is Emilio...!?

Derek:
It's alright.
The operation was successful.

Heather:
Oh, thank heavens...!
I'm so glad!

Thank you so much, Doctor!

Derek:
But... we'll still need to monitor
his progress for a little while 
longer.

Heather:
Is there a problem?

Derek:
The damage to his liver was severe,
so he may end up needing a liver
transplant.

Heather:
...! I thought as much...

I've been requesting an organ donor
for him in case this happened...
But...

Derek:
Don't worry, Ms. Ross.
It isn't something that we'll need 
to do immediately.

Heather:
OK... I'll still consult Elysium
about this, though, to get things
started.

Derek:
And I'll do everything I can to...

Heather:
Thank you... Doctor.

Well, I'd like to be by Emilio's 
side, so if you'll excuse me...

Angie:
... I hope that Emilio gets better.

Derek:
Me too...

Angie:
You wouldn't want to make a
beautiful woman like her cry, would 
you, Doctor?

Derek:
Huh? What do you mean?

Angie:
I guess it doesn't matter what your
reasons are, as long as you do your
best as a surgeon!

Derek:
Wha--? ...Angie...?

(What's gotten into her...?)

O-----------O
|2-6 Rebirth|
O-----------O

Derek:
Ms. Ross...
About Emilio's post-operation
progress...

It's... not looking good.

Heather:
...I've seen his charts too.

His liver is still functioning,
but his AST and ALT are rising...

Derek:
His liver has taken a lot of
damage...

It's not healing properly,
possibly due to the side effects
of GUILT.

At this rate, a liver transplant
is going to become necessary...

Heather:
I had a feeling that would be the 
case...

But we haven't found a donor yet...

Derek:
Well... We've made arrangements to
do the transplant...

But there's nothing we can do 
unless a donor appears...

Heather:
......

Angie:
What about Emilio's relatives...?

Heather:
He has none...
He was an orphan...

Angie:
I see...

Derek:
We'll just have to wait, and
hope that a donor will surface,
Ms. Ross.

Heather:
...Dr. Stiles.

PGS isn't an incurable disease,
is it?

Derek:
...No. Of course not.

[Fade out and in]

- 3 weeks later -

Derek:
......

Emilio:
......

Derek:
(This doesn't look good.
His numbers are getting worse...)

Emilio, que tal?

Emilio:
Mas o menos...

Derek:
I see...

Emilio:
...Heather?

Derek:
...Ms. Ross?
She's a little busy right now.

She's looking for someone that
can give you a liver...

Well, that's it for your check-up
today. I'll see you later.

Uh, what's that phrase again...?
...Oh yeah! Hasta luego!

Emilio:
See you... Medico...

Derek:
Wow, your English is coming right
along.

Emilio:
......

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
(I want to help him, but...
we need to find a donor...)

Angie:
Doctor! Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
Angie? Ms. Ross?

Heather:
Dr. Stiles! We...!
We've found a donor!

Derek:
What? Really!?

That's great news!

Angie:
Well, yes and no. You see, a 
patient hospitalized at Elysium
recently went brain dead.

But, he was registered as a donor.

Derek:
Wait... Then this liver
coming from Elysium...?

Heather:
Yes, and I know what you're
thinking: the patient did have a
history of GUILT...

But both the organ function and
the infection exams came back
clean.

Derek:
I see...

Heather:
Doctor...

Derek:
Alright, Angie.
Please call for Dr. Niguel.

I'd like to get his opinion first,
before performing the operation.
Just in case.

Angie:
Right away!

[Operation Briefing]

Victor:
Well, I don't think there'll be 
any major problems...

Derek:
That's good news! We should get
started as soon as possible.

Victor:
But... there is one thing that's
bugging me.

The GUILT that the donor had is
not the same type that our patient
had...

Derek:
...Does that put him in any
danger?

Victor:
That's the problem: I'm not sure.
There's no data on it...

Angie:
Dr. Stiles...?

Derek:
Let's perform the operation.

If we try to wait for another
donor, Emilio's condition could
get even worse.

Victor:
I'll join you, Derek. I want to 
see this for myself.

Derek:
Thanks, Victor. Angie, could you
give us the briefing, please?

Angie:
Yes, Doctor.

Due to the extent of the damage to
Emilio's liver, we'll need to 
perform a liver transplant.

We have only one objective for 
this operation:

-Transplant the liver provided by 
Elysium.

The donated liver has already
been delivered.

Dr. Stiles, let's free Emilio from
his suffering.

Derek:
Of course!

Well, let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin. First, we'll perform
anastomosis on each blood vessel.

We'll connect the blood vessels in
the order of vein, portal vein,
artery, and lastly, the bile duct.

First, inject the gray constrictor
into the blue vein.

Constriction of the vein has been
confirmed. Now's your chance to
make an incision with the scalpel.

The constriction isn't stopping
the hemorrhaging! Doctor, please
drain the blood pool.

Now, use the forceps to pull the
blood vessel on the liver's side
straight towards the opening.

Anastomosis of the vein and blood
vessel has been confirmed. Please 
suture them together.

Treatment of the vein complete.
Next, let's move on to treating 
the portal vein.

The yellow blood vessel is the
portal vein. Please inject the
constrictor into it.

The portal vein has been
constricted. Now we can make an 
incision with the scalpel.

It's still hemorrhaging
severely. Please drain the blood!

Use the forceps to pull the blood
vessel on the liver's side 
straight toward the portal vein.

The portal vein and blood vessel
are connected. Suture it, quickly.

The portal vein has been 
treated. Let's continue the
treatment.

The red blood vessel is the
artery. Please inject the 
constrictor into it.

Alright, the artery is 
constricted. Make an incision with
the scalpel.

The artery is hemorrhaging. Please
drain the blood pool.

Now pull the blood vessel on the 
liver's side straight towards the 
opening you just made.

The blood vessel has been 
connected. Suture it quickly!

Treatment of the artery is
complete. Lastly, let's move onto
treating the bile duct.

The green tube is the bile duct.
Inject the constrictor into it.

The bile duct is constricted. Make
an incision with the scalpel.

The bile duct is hemorrhaging!
Please drain the blood, Doctor!

Pull the bile duct on the liver's 
side straight toward the bile duct
where you made the incision.

The bile ducts have been
connected. Suture them together.

That concludes the liver
transplant! Well done, Doctor!

Let's give it a minute, just in
case, and then we'll close him up.

OK, everything seems to be
functioning properly. Let's close
him--

Wh-What the!? There's some kind of 
abnormality in the liver... His 
vitals are dropping!

Derek:
What's going on!?

Angie:
Huh? Th-This can't be...

There's a chiral reaction, Doctor!

Derek:
What!?

Angie:
What are these tumors...?

Doctor, the convulsions have
stopped, but I've never seen
tumors like this...

and there's a strong chiral
reaction coming from that odd
tumor that formed last!

Derek:
Then it can only be one thing...
GUILT!

Victor:
We've got to figure out how to
treat it first.

Angie:
Yes, but before we do anything too 
drastic...

I think we should try to treat
that spore-like tumor with a
standard procedure first.

Victor:
I agree. It's always best to start
with the basics.

Angie:
Then, let's try draining the
cytoplasm of the spore tumor.

I hope this works!

Drainage of the cytoplasm is
complete. Let's move on to
excising the tumor.

Excision of the tumor complete.
Please carry it to the tray.

We're done treating the first 
tumor. Treat the remaining tumors
in the same manner.

The cytoplasm has been drained. I
think we can treat this tumor just
like a normal one!

Victor:
It got away, but the chiral 
reaction is decreasing.

Angie:
That means what we're doing is--

Derek:
Yeah, we've got our treatment
plan!

Angie:
Doctor, I'm sure that spore tumor
is going to come back.

Please be careful!

There! Let's proceed with the same 
treatment as before!

We excised it successfully... but
it went into hiding again.

Its numbers have increased...! We 
should stick with the plan, though!

Chiral reaction is decreasing!
Keep it up, Doctor!

More tumors...!? It doesn't seem 
like we're getting anywhere!

Chiral reaction just dropped
significantly! But don't let your
guard down yet, Doctor!

There are so many tumors...! It 
must be getting desperate!

Chiral reaction is disappearing!
That should have been--

A-Another convulsion!?
But, why...!?

The convulsions stopped... and
chiral reaction is negative as
well!

Victor:
...That must have been its last
stand.

Angie:
I can't believe it was able to do
that to hin, even as it was
dying...

Derek:
Yes, but that thing was relentless...
But, what was it...?

Victor:
I'm going to figure that out as
soon as we're done here.

That little bastard's going down!

Angie:
We'll be counting on you, Dr.
Niguel. Now, Dr. Stiles, please
close up our patient.

Let's close him up, Doctor.

Bandage the sutured incision,
please.

Operation complete. Well done,
Doctor!

Victor:
I'm gonna go get started on my
analysis. The rest is up to you
guys.

Derek:
Thank you for all your help.

Victor:
That was a fine operation, Dr.
Stiles. ...Well, see ya later.

Angie:
Doctor, now Emilio can fully
recover!

Derek:
You're right! He's going to get
better; I know it!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
...I guess this is goodbye, Emilio.

Emilio:
Doctor Stiles... thank you.

Derek:
You're welcome...

Angie:
Good luck with your rehab, Emilio!

Emilio:
Goodby... Angie.
Adios!

Angie:
Adios!

Heather:
Dr. Stiles, Ms. Thompson...
Thank you for everything you've
done.

Please stop by Elysium if you ever
get the chance.

Derek:
Definitely!
It'd be a pleasure to visit Emilio!

Adios, Emilio!

Emilio:
Adios, Doctor!

Heather:
Well then, please excuse us.

Derek:
*sigh*
They're really gone...

Angie:
I'm glad to see patients leave the
hospital, but it can be a little
sad too.

Derek:
Yeah... I agree.
I know that I should be happy,
but...

Angie:
...But, Doctor...
That GUILT... What was it...?

Was it from the donor... or from
Emilio...?

Derek:
I don't know...
Dr. Niguel is investigating it
right now.

But if it turns out to be a new
type of GUILT...

......

O=================O
|CHAPTER 3 - Onset|
O=================O

O--------------O
|3-1 Temptation|
O--------------O

Sidney:
...Is that you, Derek?
Please, come in.

Derek:
You wanted to see me, Chief?

Hoffman:
Yes, I'd like to introduce you
to someone.

This is President Mayuzumi of
Acropolis Pharmaceutical.

Reina:
Nice to meet you, Dr. Stiles.
I'm Reina.

I've heard you're quite the
renowned doctor.

Reina Mayuzumi, age 35:
President of Acropolis
Pharmaceutical. Powerful
in the world of finance,
she's a beautiful woman 
with strong political 
connections.

Derek:
I'm Derek. Nice to meet you too.

Reina:
I didn't expect that the world-
famous super doctor would be so 
young and charming...

Derek:
Hahaha...
You think?

You look pretty young yourself,
Ms. Mayuzumi.

Reina:
Thank you, but I'll bet I'm older
than you.

Derek:
R-Really? You don't look a day
over twenty...

Reina:
*blush* Why, thank you. It's
always nice to hear that you look
younger than you really are.

Derek:
Sorry, I didn't mean to embarrass
you...

Hoffman:
Dr. Stiles, Acropolis and Caduceus
have signed a business agreement.

From this point on, we'll be
partnering to develop new
medicines.

Derek:
I see...

Hoffman:
What we're anticipating most from
our cooperative research is
medication to treat PGS.

But, that's not all we'll be
depending on Acropolis for.

They'll also be mass producing 
the medicine.

Reina:
I believe we've created a 
wonderful strategic alliance here.

And I'm looking forward to your
contributions as well, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
I'll do my best.

Sidney:
Dr. Stiles, I'd like you to help
Ms. Mayuzumi with the new medicine
she's been developing.

Derek:
Huh..? Me?

Hoffman:
I know Victor is probably better
suited to a task like this...

but, unfortunately, he's tied up
with the research on PGS.

Derek:
I understand. So, what kind of
medicine are we talking about
here?

Reina:
It's a vaccine for a new type of
canine influenza that caused an
outbreak in Asia last year.

We'll be creating the antivirus by
rewriting the DNA of the existing
virus.

When the virus and the 
influenza begin to exchange their
genes...

both of them will be wiped out.

Derek:
Sounds simple enough.

I'd be happy to help.

Reina:
I'm glad to hear that, Dr. Stiles,
Shall we get going then?

Derek:
Y-Yes, ma'am.

Reina:
Director Hoffman, Chief Kasal,
please excuse us.

Sidney: 
...Are you sure about this,
Director?

Shouldn't Derek's first priority
be treating PGS...?

Hoffman:
This decision was made by the
board before it even reached me,
so I can't very well object...

Nor can I ignore the generous
research grant that Acropolis has
offered us...

Sidney:
......

[Fade out and in]


Reina:
I'm very envious of how many great
doctors there are here. I wish my
company had the same.

Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Kasal...
Both of them are topnotch.

And of course, you're certainly
included as well, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
I'm just lucky to have had some 
great teachers, really.

Reina:
Oh, don't be modest.

You acquired the Healing Touch
because you had the potential to
begin with, right?

Derek:
Th-That may be, but...

Reina:
You're very humble, but that's not
the way to get ahead in life,
Derek. Can I call you Derek...?

Those with great talent achieve
their successes by accepting the
praise they deserve.

You're a successful man--you just
need to start thinking and acting
like one.

Derek:
you mean like, acting more
confident?

Reina:
Yes, I've always done just that.
It's what got me where I am today.

It's also just a good state of 
mind to have. If you believe you'll
produce results, then you will.

So... How about it, Derek?
Would you be interested in coming
to Acropolis?

Derek:
...What do you mean...?

Reina:
I'm asking if you'd like to work 
exclusively for my company.

If you're interested, I could pull
some strings, and maybe even ger
you into a director's seat.

...What do you think?

Derek:
Um... Is this a serious offer?

Reina:
I'm very serious, Derek.

I want you...

Derek:
U-Um... You're getting a little 
too close Ms. Mayuzumi...

Reina:
Trust me, you won't regret it...

Derek:
Um, listen, this is uh, all very 
sudden...

Angie:
Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
Angie!?

Angie:
The preparations for the
experimental treatment are ready.
Please head to the O.R.

Derek:
Alright. Well, let's get going,
Ms. Mayuzumi.

Reina:
Let's. We'll talk more about this
later.

Derek:
O-Ok...

[Operation Briefing]

Reina:
I know I called this an experiment
earlier, but it may be best to
think of it like a puzzle.

We'll need this data to help us
succeed in recombining the virus's
DNA.

Derek:
(Oh no, not another one of these...
I'm not good at solving puzzles.)

Reina:
Try to connect all the amino acids
together.

If you can do that, then we should 
be able to produce the antibody.

Good luck, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
I'll give it my best shot!

[Operation Dialogue]

Reina:
What I'd like to have you do is a
simulation of the amino acid
formation.

The disk represents an amino acid.

The small, colored circles are a
simplified form of a basic amino
acid structure.

When you complete it, it will form
the amino acid arrangement of the
antibodies in the paratope area.

Place the amino acids from the 
data base into the open carbon
atom slots.

After that, rotate them so you can
connect the same colored circles
next to them.

Connect all the circles next to
the amino acids and you're done.

When carrying the amino acids,
make sure to grasp its center
with the forceps.

But the ones that are already set
in place cannot be moved, so keep 
that in mind.

You can rotate the amino acids by
grasping the small circles with
the forceps as well.

It would be ideal if you could
connect them as quickly as 
possible...

I'm sorry, I shouldn't even have
to say that to a doctor of your
caliber... Please forgive me.

Angie:
...Doctor, please treat this like
any other operation, and work as
quickly as possible!

Now you can move the disk.

...That concludes the first
experiment.

Derek:
(I'm really not very good at this   
kind of stuff...)

Adel:
Dr. Stiles, are you OK? You don't 
look well...

Angie:
Ready for the next one, Doctor?

[<11 moves]

Wow! Amazing, Doctor!

Reina:
(Not bad at all. The rumors said
he was skilled, but, this...)

(Derek Stiles... your power will
be needed...)

[>11 moves]

Angie:
That completes the experiment,
Doctor. Well done!

Reina:
(Derek Stiles... you would be a 
fool not ro accept my offer...)

(But... I am going to obtain that
power, regardless...)

(Just you wait...)

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Reina:
Well done, Dr. Stiles.

It looks like the vaccine research
will fo quite smoothly, thanks to
you.

And about our talk earlier....
Give it some thought.

Derek:
A-Alright... I will...

Reina:
In fact, we can discuss it over 
dinner some time.

How does that sound? Are you busy?

Derek:
N-Not really. The PGS research 
seems to be going well...

Er... but... Oh!
I've... uh, got other things I
need to attend to, and--

Reina:
Well, I'd be happy to work my
schedule around yours. We should
definitely get together.

Anyway, I'll be in touch.
See you soon.

Derek:
Ha... Hahaha, what am I gonna do?

Angie:
Dr. Stiles...

That woman... I can tell you for
sure, she's a lot older than she
looks.

Derek:
Wow, you can tell?

That's amazing, Angie.

Angie:
Of course I can tell!
I'm a girl too, you know!

Derek:
What's the matter, Angie?
You sound angry...

Angie:
You're just... so indecisive!

I'm sorry, but I overheard what 
you two were talking about in the
hallway! Every last detail!

Derek:
A-Angie!? E-Eavesdropping is a bad
habit of yours...

Angie:
The research on PGS has only just
begun!

And you're thinking about leaving
Caduceus, now of all times!?

Derek:
No, of course not...

It's just that... nobody has ever
made that kind of offer to me
before, so--

Angie:
And what's more, you're all
infatuated with someone like...
HER!

Derek:
...Angie...

You're not... jealous, are you?

Angie:
Good heavens, NO!

Geez!

Derek:
Hey--
Man, she's really angry...

O--------------O
|3-2 Prime Time|
O--------------O

Cameraman: "Hey, move that light
more to the right! No no, MY
right!"

Director: "I want something to put
over by that wall. Isn't there a
plant we can use or something?"

Intern: "I’ll ask the hospital
staff!"

Producer: "Hurry up, you guys!
I've got the reporter coming in
soon."

Adel:
Wh-What's all this about?

Leslie:
A TV station is here to do a
report.

Adel:
Really!? Television!?

Tyler:
I heard they're going to do a
live recording of Derek while
he's operating.

Leslie:
It looks like Dr. Stiles gained
quite a reputation after he
operated on Secretary Pierce.

Tyler:
"Derek Stiles: Miracle Surgeon!
Who will he save next!?" It'll 
probably go something like that.

Adel:
I knew that Dr. Stiles was a
talented doctor, but... wow!

Tyler:
Caduceus is known to the public as
an organization that researches
intractable diseases. Pretty dull.

We don't have a reason to reject
good press.

But man, it's a little fishy that
they're the ones supplying the
patient for this.

Doesn't that make the whole thing 
sound staged? What do you tink,
Leslie?

Leslie:
I just wonder who the reporter is
going to be...

Think it'll be a network
correspondent? Oooh, I'm looking
forward to this!

Tyler:
Wow, you're pretty into this...

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
Hmm... How should I comb my hair?
Like this...? No wait, maybe this
way...

Angie:
......

Derek:
Tch, I'm running out of time...

Angie:
Dr. Stiles...

Derek:
Oh, morning, Angie!

Angie:
What're you still doing in front
of a mirror?

Derek:
I overslept, so my hair's really a
mess...

What do you think?
Does it look OK?

Angie:
...It looks fine to me.

Derek:
Really? Doesn't it make you at all
nervous that we're going to be on
national television?

Angie:
...As long as a doctor looks clean
and reliable, that's all they 
need to see.

Derek:
Haha... you're calm, as usual.

Angie:
Doctor... Just be yourself.
And don't be so nervous.

You know I trust you in the
operating room...

But, you're still human.

If you get too distracted, it
could be disastrous.

Derek:
Yeah, tell me about it...

But I'll be OK. I'll never let
anything affect me while I'm
operating.

Angie:
...Please make sure you don't.

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Doctor, I know all the cameras
and lighting equipment must be
distracting, but--

Derek:
It's alright, Angie. I won't even
notice them once we start
operating.

Angie:
...Understood.

Well then, I guess I'll start
with the briefing.

We will be extracting benign
tumors from the patient's small
intestine.

There are two objectives in this 
operation:

-Excise and extract the tumors in
the small intestine.
-Treat the inflammations.

That's all.

Derek:
Alright... Let's begin the 
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin the operation. We'll--

Director: "Alright, cam one! Make
sure you've got the nurse in the
shot!"

Director: "We're going live in
5, 4, 3...!"

Reporter: "Good evening. Today, we
are going to catch a rare glimpse
into modern medicine, as we..."

Angie:
...Let's do our best, Doctor...
(This is so distracting...!)

This patient is suffering from
inflammations and tumors.

Let's examine the area with the 
magnification tool and begin
treatment.

Huh!? What was that...!?

Cameraman: "Dr. Stiles, can I get
a shot of you looking directly 
into the camera!?"

Angie:
Are you nuts!? we're in the middle 
of an operation here!

Cameraman: "Listen, we've got 
clearance to do this."

Cameraman: "...And hold that
expression! ...Perfect!"

Angie:
Wh-What kind of network is this!?

Derek:
Angie, ignore them! We have to 
concentrate on the patient!

Angie:
Y-Yes... I understand.

They may get in our way, so please
be more careful than usual,
Doctor!

Treatment of the inflammation is
complete. Please extract the 
tumors.

Small tumors have formed. Please 
treat them as well as the others.

The inflammations and tumors have
been treated. Please treat the 
remaining affected areas.

Vitals have stabilized. Treatment
of all affected areas complete.

Please close him up.

Now apply the bandage.

Operation complete.

But seriously, what were they 
thinking, interrupting us in the
middle of an operation!?

Derek:
Come on, Angie, no need to get
mad...

Angie:
You mean it doesn't bother you
that they did that!?

Derek:
Well, it was annoying... But
getting angry now won't solve
anything.

Angie:
Oh, geez! Sometimes you can be a 
little too soft-hearted!

Derek:
...I'll take that as a compliment.
*smile*

Angie:
Haha... Well done, Doctor.

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Man... I'm so tired...

Tyler:
Hey! The hero of Caduceus is back!

Derek:
Oh come on, stop.

Leslie:
So, Dr. Stiles, how did it go?

Derek:
...I got really nervous.

Just having a camera on me is
enough to give me stage fright...

I don't even remember what I 
talked about.

Adel:
Dr. Stiles! Congratulations!

You've made your debut into the
big time!

Derek:
Huh? Hey, who's been teaching Adel
phrases like that?

Leslie:
......

Stephen:
Well, Dr. Stiles, you've certainly
made headlines...

I hope Caduceus becomes as popular 
as you.

Derek:
Yeah, that would be great,
wouldn't it?

I've also been asked to be
interviewed by some magazines.

My schedule next week is totally
booked. They're gonna be keeping
me pretty busy...

Angie:
......

Leslie:
Did they get you on film during
the operation too, Angie?

Angie:
Hm...?
I-I don't know...

Leslie:
Oooh, you're so lucky!
I wish I could be on TV...

Angie:
......

Derek:
...?

Angie:
I'm going to start my rounds.

Leslie:
Hm, she doesn't seem as energetic
as usual. Did something happen,
Dr. Stiles?

Derek:
H-How should I know...?

Tyler:
Maybe she's still got butterflies
from the shoot.

Derek:
......

O------------------O
|3-3 For the Future|
O------------------O

Sidney:
This is the medication for PGS?

Victor:
Yeah, but it's not gonna work on
just anyone, because of how it's 
designed.

The one you've got there is made
specifically for that Mexican kid
from Elysium.

It's custom tailored to his DNA.

Derek:
That's great! That means Emilio
can look forward to a full
recovery!

Victor:
Hey, don't start celebrating yet!
There could still be side
effects!

And make sure you pay close
attention to his liver when you
administer it.

Derek:
I hope this means we'll have
medicine ready for Linda and the
other patients soon, too.

Hoffman:
Thank you for your hard work,
Victor.

Although, it's problematic that
each patient's medication must be
custom made.

Sidney:
It looks like we made the right 
choice, partnering with Acropolis
Pharmaceutical.

They should be able to help us.

Victor:
Actually, the variables are so
limited, I'd say we don't even
need them, but--

What ever, let's just let them
handle it.

We've still got that other problem
to deal with.

Derek:
...What problem?

Victor:
Oh for crying out loud...
You forgot already!?

Remember that new strain of 
GUILT that kid had!? Is that
ringing any bells...?

There isn't much to go on yet,
but hey, now that I'm on it, it's 
as good as solved!

[Fade out and in]

Reina:
Ah! Derek

Derek:
Hm? Oh, hello, Ms. Mayuzumi.

Reina:
I saw You on TV the other day.

Derek:
You did!?

Well... I watched it myself. I'm 
so embarrassed...

Reina:
Nonsense.

You looked great on screen.

Derek:
R-Really...?

...So, what brings You by today?

Reina:
I came to request an operation.

Derek:
...What?

Reina:
However, it's already been agreed
upon, so I'm sure Director Hoffman
will explain it to You later.

Derek:
Wait... What are You saying?

Reina:
I had this little idea while I was
watching your operation on TV...

I'd like to have You hooked up to
a device that will monitor You
during your next procedure.

Derek:
...So you'd be recording my every 
move!? But, why!?

Reina:
To research your techniques, of 
course.

Really, superior skills like yours
should be exhibited more openly.

Think of the good it would do for
all the young doctors, freshly
entering the field.

Derek:
...I guess that makes sense...
As long as that's the case, I
don't mind.

Reina:
Thank You, Derek.

Derek:
So, what condition will I be
treating?

Reina:
An aneurysm...
A rather large on, in fact.

It certainly won't be as easy
as the operation You did on TV...

Derek:
The difficulty of the procedure
doesn't matter. I always operate
with everything I can give.

Reina:
Mm, I like this confident side of
You... Derek...

I'm still serious about wanting
You at my company. You'd have a 
much easier job than You do here.

And... I could pay You more that
double your current salary.
Just one of many perks for You.

Derek:
What...? D-Double!?

Reina:
Excellent people have the right to
be paid what they're worth. I've
always believed that.

I mentioned a director's chair,
but I may even be able to make You
Head Director... How about it?

Derek:
I... still need some time to think
about this...

Reina:
I'll be looking forward to good
news after the operation, then.

See You later.

Derek:
......

[Fade out and in]

Angie:
I'm against it!

I'm totally against having You
monitored during an operation!

You'd be performing the procedure
wired up to cameras and sensors--
How could You even work!?

It'll just put excessive strain on
You and raise the risk level of 
the entire operation!

Derek:
Angie, there' nothing I can do.
I've already agreed to it.

Angie:
What...!? Doctor!

Why do You always make these rash
decisions!?

You need yo be more aware of the 
face that first and foremost,
you're a doctor!

Derek:
I AM aware of that!

But... If what I do here can help
other doctors...

How can I say no!?

Angie:
......

Derek:
......

I'm sorry I didn't mean to yell.

I understand that you're worried,
but...

I'll be OK.

I can complete the operation, even
with their devices on me.

Angie:
......

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
We're going to be performing the
operation soon.

Acropolis Pharmaceutical referred
the patient here...

and according to the examination
results, he is in critical
condition.

Angie:
How bad is it, Angie?

Angie:
Well, there are numerous aneurysms
inside his large intestine...

and they're so swollen that they
could rupture at any time.

If we don't hurry and treat them,
he could--

Derek:
Sounds pretty urgent. We should
begin immediately.

Angie:
Yes, Doctor. The objective of
this operation is:

-Excise The aneurysms and suture
The blood vessel, or, replace
them with synthetic blood vessels.

That should do it, but...

Not only do we have to excise The
aneurysms and suture The blood
vessels...

we'll also need to use synthetic
blood vessels for The larger ones.
It's a lot to do all at once...

Don't worry, I know we can do
this. Let's begin The operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin.

Doctor... are You sure you'll be
alright with all those monitoring
devices you're wearing?

They may be a burden...

Derek:
I'll be fine, Angie. Let's get
started.

Angie: 
Understood.

Aneurysms have been confirmed.

We were told they had become
enlarged, but we'll still be able
to treat them with normal methods.

Please allow me to confirm The
operational procedure.

First, we'll inject The brown
sedative into The aneurysm to
constrict it.

Next, we'll excise The aneurysm
and extract it. ...Do I have it
right, Doctor?

Then, let's begin The treatment.

Constriction of The aneurysm
is confirmed. Please excise it.

Next, use The forceps to extract
The aneurysm.

It's hemorrhaging from The excised
area. Please drain it.

Drainage of The blood pool is
complete. Now, let's connect The
blood vessels.

Pick up one end to The severed
blood vessel with The forceps and
pull it to The other side.

Once they're connected, suture 
them together.

That concludes this treatment.
Let's check The other areas,
just--

Wh-What is this!? Look at The size
of that aneurysm...

But The treatment for it should
be The same as a normal aneurysm
until we extract it.

After that, we'll be placing a 
synthetic blood vessel to connect
The loose ends.

Inject The sedative and excise it
first.

Due to its size, The effect of The
sedative won't last very long.
Please excise it promptly.

Carry The excised aneurysm to 
The tray with The forceps.

First, drain The blood pool.

After that, we'll place a synthetic
blood vessel with The forceps.

Place The synthetic blood vessel
in between The loose ends of The
blood vessels to connect them.

The synthetic blood vessel is in 
place. Now suture it to The blood
vessels on each side.

The first blood vessel is sutured.
Please suture The others!

The synthetic blood vessel has
been sutured! That concludes all--

M-M aneurysms!? 

They may have formed in other
areas as well... Please check with
The magnification tool!

That makes two areas that have 
been treated. You're almost done,
Doctor!

Treatment of all aneurysms is 
complete. I'm glad we got through
that...

There's still more left...!?
Doctor, multiple aneurysms have
formed, yet again!

All of them are on The verge of
bursting. Please treat them
quickly!

Just a little more...!

What!? Doctor, m-more aneurysms
have formed...!

Derek:
Ngh... I can't believe this! But
I'm not giving up!

...I will save this patient, no
matter what!

Angie:
All The aneurysms have been 
treated. There... are no signs of
any more forming.

Vitals have stabilized as well.
He's going to be alright!

Well, please close him up.

Apply The bandage to The sutured
incision.

Operation complete. You did a
great job doctor.

Reina:
(So, that was The Healing Touch!)

(It's amazing that anyone could
wield such power...)

Angie:
Doctor, have The monitoring
devices made You tired?

I think You should get some rest
right away...

Derek:
I'm alright, Angie. Thanks for
your concern, though!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Reina: 
Are You kidding me!?

You must be out of your mind,
Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
...I'm sorry.

I've given it a lot of thought,
and this is The conclusion I've
reached.

I'd rather be seeing my patients,
face to face...

than doing deskwork in some cushy
office.

Reina:
......

Derek:
I'm very grateful that You think
so highly of me, Ms. Mayuzumi.

But this is how I feel.

To treat people suffering from
serious illnesses at Caduceus,
and make them smile again...

That's my personal idea of
success.

Reina:
*sigh*

Oh, well...

What a sham. But I guess this
time, I'll give up.

Derek:
I'm very sorry.

Reina:
Well, our organizations will still
be cooperating, right Doctor?

I see no reason why The two of us
can't continue to assist one
another.

Derek:
Of course! If I can be of any help
whatsoever, please don't hesitate 
to ask.

And again... thank You very much
for your offer.

Reina:
I look forward to continuing to
work with You.

Derek:
Yes... Well then, if you'll 
excuse me...

Reina:
Sure. I'll see You around, Doctor.

......

(Fool of a man!)

(Well, it doesn't matter anyway.)

(This wasn't exactly The plan,
but I've already got The data I
need on his Healing Touch.)

(You're completely worthless to
us now, Dr. Stiles...)

O-----------O
|3-4 Elysium|
O-----------O

Derek:
Hola, Emilio!

Emilio:
Medico!?
...Dr. Stiles! Angie!

Angie:
Emilio! How have You been?
You look much better.

Heather:
Dr. Stiles, Ms. Thompson.
Thank You for taking The time to
come.

Derek:
It's no problem. We wanted to
help set up a treatment plan for
Emilio.

Angie:
We've also brought him some
medication for his PGS.

Heather:
Ah, so it's finally ready!
The medicine that will save
Emilio...

Derek:
I'm sure he'd recover without it,
but this new medicine should truly
cure him.

You must be glad, Emilio!
You'll finally be able to go back
to Mexico!

Emilio:
Thank You...

Heather:
......

Angie:
...Ms. Ross, what's The matter?

Heather:
Even if Emilio returns to his
country... he has no family there.

He's been saying that he wants to
get a working visa and come back
to America if he can.

Angie:
I see...

Emilio:
Heather is very... nice.
I want... stay.

Heather like... a sister.

Heather:
*smile*
Emilio...

Derek:
(I'm glad they can both smile like
that now...)

Angie:
We should wait until he recovers
his strength a little more before
beginning this treatment.

There is still The possibility of
side effects, so we need to take
all possible precautions.

Not to be rude, but The medicine
must be administered in a very
specific way, so please follow--

Heather:
Ms. Thompson... I actually have 
The same International Nursing
License that You do.

If The instructions are there,
then I would be happy to take it
from here.

Angie:
Huh? Really?

Derek:
Wow, that's amazing, considering
how young You are!

Angie:
(Hey I got my license at that 
age too, You know...)

Heather:
Oh, not really... It's nothing
compared to what Ms. Thompson has
done.

Angie:
Y-You think so...?

Heather:
Of course! It's one of my dreams
to become an assistant to an 
excellent doctor like Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
I'm sure it'll happen someday,
Ms. Ross.

Heather:
Thank You very much.

Oh... By The way, Doctor.
Most people just call me by my
first name, so...

If You don't mind, You can call
me "Heather."

Derek:
Oh... OK.

Doctor:
Hey! You there!
This is a restricted area!
You can't be in here!

Derek:
Huh? What's going on?

Grunt:
Who, me!? It is!?

Sorry, I didn't know...
Which way is The ward?

Doctor:
It's right over there.
Where'd You come from anyway?

Grunt:
I just got lost... Sorry.
Over there You said, right?

Angie:
Doctor, didn't we pass by that man 
while we were IN The ward earlier?

Derek:
Hm... I'm not sure...
Did we?

Angie:
......

Heather:
Oh... There's something I wanted
to ask You about...!

Derek:
What is it, Ms.--Er, Heather?

Heather:
It's just... The GUILT that
appeared in Emilio... It's been
worrying me...

I mean, I know You treated it,
Dr. Stiles, but...

Emilio:
...Heather?

Derek:
You're right... Why he had a 
relapse is still a mystery to us.

But The research division at
Caduceus is continuing to
investigate The cause.

He doesn't have any chiral
reactions, though, so there's no
need to worry.

Heather:
I see...

Angie:
...They've gone so far as to
request my father's cooperation.

Heather:
...Huh?

Derek:
They've involved Professor
Blackwell, Angie?

Angie:
He knows more about GUILT than
anyone, so...

Heather:
I've heard about Professor
Blackwell before...

That he was threatened by Delphi
and forced to research GUILT...

Angie:
No matter what The circumstances,
The sins he committed can not be
erased.

But, he believes he can atone
for those sins through his work,
and that's what keeps him going.

Heather:
It isn't easy to keep living when
You have to face such a painful
past every day.

In that respect, I think You have
a wonderful father. I'm a little
jealous.

Angie:
Huh...?

Heather:
Anyway, I'm sure that Emilio will
get better in no time, with all
The support he's getting.

Derek:
Exactly! Let's keep our thoughts
positive!

Is there an open room available?
Let's examine Emilio's charts...

O------------------O
|3-5 Familiar Faces|
O------------------O

Cybil:
......

Leslie:
Heeeey! Long time no see, Cybil!

And Dr. Kasal! You're here too!

What brings You to our neck of
The woods?

Cybil:
It's been a long time, Leslie.
Looks like everyone's still here,
too...

Angie:
Hey, Cybil? Is that--!?

Is that your baby!?

Cybil:
Actually... yes.

Tyler:
Whaaaaaaaat!?
When did THAT happen!?

Derek:
Congratulations, Dr. Myers.

Angie:
Doctor! Ahem!

Derek:
Huh? ...Ho, that's right!
You're Dr. Kasal now...

Cybil:
Don't worry about it.
You can still call me Dr. Myers if
that's what you're used to.

Cybil Kasal, age 37: Lead
anesthesiologist at Hope
Hospital and The wife of
Dr. Greg Kasal. Because of
here indomitable spirit,
her nickname was The "Iron
Vixen" while she worked at
Caduceus.

Greg:
It's been a while, Derek.

So what do You think?
Isn't she an angel?

Greg Kasal, age 38:
Director of Hope Hospital.
He was once Derek's mentor.
He is The twin brother of
Sidney Kasal, The Chief 
Director of Caduceus USA.

Derek:
Yes! She's adorable.
What's her name?

Cybil:
Her name is "Kari."

Angie:
*squeal*
She's such a little cutie!

Would it be alright if I hold her
for a minute?

Cybil:
Go right ahead.

Angie:
Awww, she's so tiny!

Leslie:
Angie, I get to hold her next!

Derek:
If she grows up to look like
Dr. Myers, then she'll be very
beautiful.

Greg:
And if she looks like me, Derek?
What then, huh?

Derek:
Huh!? Um, well... Then, she'll
be quite handsome... Um, I mean--

Hoffman:
Hm, she's a fine child, Dr. Kasal.

Greg:
You've got that-- Huh?

Oh, Director Hoffman!
Wh-When did You...?

Hoffman:
I was just passing by when I heard
all The commotion in here.

Greg:
Oh... Sorry for dropping in so
suddenly...

Cybil and I just happened to have
The same day off, so I wanted to
surprise everyone...

Hoffman:
Well, it's always good to see You
two.

Considering our occupations, I
understand how hard it can be to
make personal appointments.

Anyway, let's have a look at her.

Ah, she's darling.

Leslie:
Oooh, look, Kari!
It's big grandpa Hoffman!

Hoffman:
......

Angie:
...L-Leslie...

Stephen:
Well, You certainly did come
through with The surprise. We had
no idea You were having a baby.

Tyler:
You can say that again.
You didn't have to keep it all
under wraps.

Cybil:
I'm sorry, it's not like we were
trying to be secretive about it...

We've just been so busy that we
didn't have time to tell anyone...
Right?

Greg:
Y-Yes, exactly...

Nurse: "We have an emergency!"

"There's been a bad accident on
The 505 Freeway!"

"There was a collision between a
bus and at least a dozen cars!
Reports say many are injured!"

"The nearby emergency rooms can't 
handle all The patients, so
they're requesting our support!"

"Several patients needing 
immediate attention will be here
any minute!"

Derek:
What!? Alright, let's hurry!
We need to prep The O.R.'s!

Angie:
Yes, sir!

Tyler:
This is gonna get hectic...!

Let's get going Leslie!

Leslie:
Right away!

Hoffman:
I'm sorry something like this had
to happen during your visit.

Greg:
Oh no, this kind of thing happens
everyday for people like us...
We completely understand.

But, Director Hoffman, would it
be easier on everyone if You had
extra help?

You've got two doctors here with
nothing to do, You know?

Hoffman:
Hm, I still hesitate to ask...
But if you're willing, we could
certainly use your help.

Greg:
We'd be happy to!

Let's get to The E.R., Cybil!

Cybil:
Right away!

Oh, would it be alright, then,
if we leave Kari with You, sir?

Hoffman:
O-Of course...

Cybil:
Thank You! Well, let's go!

Kari: "Wa... Wah..!"

Hoffman:
Oh... There there now, don't cry.

Kari: "Wa... Waaaaaaahhh!!"

Hoffman:
......

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
We'll be performing an immediate
operation on a victim of a car
accident.

The patient wasn't wearing her
seatbelt; here entire upper torso
was thrown through The windshield.

Her chest took The majority of
The damage, and she has
lacerations on her right lung.

Glass shards have pierced her
lung; she's in critical condition.

There are two objectives in this
operation:

-Treat The lacerations on The right
lung.
-Extract The glass shards.

...We'll have to operate quickly.

Thank You very much for helping us
with The anesthesia, Dr. Kasal.

Cybil:
My pleasure. It's been a while 
since I worked with The two of 
You. I'm ready to go!

Derek:
Great, we're counting on You!

Greg:
Derek, we've got more patients
coming. Operate quickly, but 
don't sacrifice precision.

Derek:
Understood!

Let's begin The operation!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Well then, let's begin.

This patient is luck to be alive
with all these external wounds.
They should be our first priority.

The external wounds are treated...
But her vitals aren't stable yet.

It could be due to internal
hemorrhaging. Let's open her up
and continue The treatment.

She's in critical condition...

There is hemorrhaging in area
that don't have wounds.

More wounds may form if we don't 
treat them quickly.

More wounds may form if we don't 
treat them quickly.

Let's treat The hemorrhaging areas
beside The external wounds with
The antibiotic gel.

Use The forceps to close The
wound.

Now we can treat it. Please suture
it closed!

Vitals aren't stabilizing. There
must be wounds in other areas.

Let's look for them with The 
magnification tool.

Something's not right. The
treatment's going well, but her
vitals aren't stabilizing...

Doctor, use The ultrasound and
see if there are any affected
areas we've missed!

You've picked up a shadow inside
The thoracic cavity... It's 
definitely internal hemorrhaging.

Make an incision on The affected
area and treat it.

Suture The wound after draining The 
blood.

There are still some internal 
hemorrhages. Continue searching
for them with The ultrasound.

Vitals are stabilizing! She should
be alright now.

Let's move on to closing her up.

Now, please close her up.

Please bandage The sutured 
incision.

Operation complete. Good work,
Doctor.

Cybil:
You've really improved, Derek!
That was an amazing operation!

Derek:
Thank You Dr. Mye-- I mean, Dr.
Kasal.

Angie:
How are The other patients?

Cybil:
Their treatments should be almost 
complete.

Greg:
Actually, we just finished!

Derek:
Great! Thanks for lending us a
hand, You two!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Leslie:
Whew... We go through that,
somehow...

Stephen:
Yes, we would have come up
short-handed if it had only been
our regular staff here...

and we have The whole Kasal
family to thank for their help.

Greg:
It was no problem.
We know how it is...

Tyler:
I don't even remember how many
people I treated. Man, I haven't
worked that hard in a while.

Derek:
Yeah... I'm pretty tired too.

Angie:
...Hm? Do I hear crying?

Leslie:
Is that little Kari!?

Cybil:
Oh my, she's still with Director
Hoffman!

Greg:
We better get back, Cybil!

Cybil:
Right!

Leslie:
It's nice seeing those two.
They seem to get along so well.

Angie:
You're right... They're great.
...And I think The new addition to
The family is making them happy.

Tyler:
Yeah, but enough about them.
How's it going for You guys,
Derek?

Derek:
Wh-What are You talking about...?

Tyler:
Oh come one, don't play dumb.
I mean You and Angie.

It's really about time You cleared
things up for everyone...

Derek:
C-Come on, knock it off...

Leslie:
Are You blushing, Derek?
Oooh, so it's true then?

Angie:
Of course not!

That would NEVER EVER happen!

Tyler:
Whoa... DENIED!

Angie:
First of all, Dr. Stiles has had
his head in The clouds lately!

Being called a master surgeon,
getting pampered and praised by 
everyone around him...!

Even making media interviews and
this ridiculous partnership with
Acropolis his first priority!

Have You forgotten what's most
important about your job,
Dr. Stiles!?

For us to... to...! That would
NEVER happen!

Derek:
Angie...!?

Angie:
What do You expect!? You haven't
been acting like a professional at
all lately!

We're dealing with people's
LIVES, here!

Don't ever forget that!

Derek:
......

O-----------------O
|3-6 GUILT Returns|
O-----------------O

Derek:
Good morning.

Leslie:
Good morning Dr. Stiles!

Angie:
......

Derek:
......

Tyler:
...Hey, Leslie.

Are those to... still?

Leslie:
Yeah... doesn't look like they've
made peace with each other yet.

Tyler:
Man, they're so stubborn.

It's kinda true though; Derek's
been getting pretty swept up in
this media circus.

But, I think Angie might be
taking it all a little too
personally.

Leslie:
What do You mean, "personally?"

Tyler:
I mean, I think she's jealous of
that beautiful nurse, or maybe
even The president of Acropolis.

I doubt Derek's had much, uh...
experience with women, so maybe
he got flustered.

Leslie:
Ohhh, really? So, You think it's
just a regular lover's quarrel?

Stephen:
Don't You two have work You should
be--? Hold on--

PA System: "Attention all staff!
There's been a GUILT outbreak at
Elysium!"

"I repeat! A GUILT outbreak has 
occurred! Elysium is requesting
immediate support."

"Many have already been infected!
Emergency personnel, report
immediately for dispatch."

Derek:
What!? Elysium!?
That's where Emilio is!

Angie:
I can't believe this!
A GUILT outbreak!?

Sidney:
Everyone, I'm sure You heard The
announcement!

Grab your hazard gear!
We're heading over there!

Derek:
Understood!

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
No! What The--!?

Adel:
Dr. Stiles! Look at all these
people who have collapsed!

Sidney:
...How does it look, Dr. Chase?

Tyler:
Chiral reactions are... positive!
There's no mistaking it: it's 
GUILT!

Sidney:
Alright! Chase and Tulba, perform
first aid wherever it's needed and
get people ready for transport!

Clarks, Stiles, Thompson, and
Sears! You four need to treat 
those who've been infected!

Start with The patients showing
The most severe symptoms!
Prioritizing them is crucial!

Stephen:
Alright, we need to hurry inside,
Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
Yes, sir!

Tyler:
Adel, let's go! You better keep up
with me!

Adel:
Understood!

[Fade out and in]

Stephen:
Hey! We're doctors from Caduceus!

Where are The patients who've been
infected!?

Doctor:
They're over in that room, and The
one over there too...

Stephen:
Alright, this area is clear!
Seal it off immediately!

Doctor:
Y-Yes, sir!

Stephen:
Leslie and I will take The room in 
The back.

You two handle The patients in The
other room!

Derek:
Understood! Let's move, Angie!

Angie:
Right!

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
Heather!? Emilio!

Heather:
Ngh... D-Doctor... Stiles...!?

Derek:
Are You OK!? Hang in there!

Angie:
Emilio!?

Emilio:
A-Angie... It... hurts...

Heather:
D-Doctor...! P-Please!
Please... save Emilio...!

Derek:
Heather! You shouldn't speak!

Don't worry! I'm going to save 
both of You!

Heather:
Tr... Treat Emilio... first!
Please! Doctor... Stiles...!

......

Derek:
Heather!? Damn!
She lost consciousness...!

Emilio:
Medico...! D-Doctor... Stiles!

H-Heather... Treat first...
Treat... here... before me...!

Derek:
Emilio!?

Emilio:
I... had GUILT... already.
I have... "antibody."

Heather... say so...

Derek:
You have... antibodies...?

Angie:
Doctor!? Do You think he's right?

Derek:
Yes, it's possible...

but we don't know how long he'll 
be able to last!

Emilio:
Doctor... hurry!
Heather... operate first!

Help... Heather... Doctor!

Derek:
...Angie, get ready to operate!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Doctor! There are four patients
who need immediate attention!

The examination results have
confirmed that they're all
infected with Kyriaki!

Derek:
Kyriaki... I didn't want to hear
that name again.

Angie:
Who will we operate on first, 
Doctor?

Derek:
...We should let The patients'
vitals dictate The order, like we
usually do.

There's a female patient with an
intestinal infections, and a male
employee infected in The lung.

Both of them are in worse 
condition than Heather and Emilio.

Here's The order we'll use: The
Elysium patient, The employee, 
Heather, and then Emilio.

Angie:
...Are You sure Emilio will be
alright if we operate on him
last...?

Derek:
...If it comes down to it, I'll
use my power.

I should be able to teat The 
others before Emilo's condition
gets worse.

This is exactly The kind of
situation that calls for The 
Healing Touch.

I will save all of them!

Angie:
...Understood, Doctor.

We only have one objective:

-Eliminate Kyriaki.

We have a series of operations
ahead of us.. but we have to keep
at it!

Derek:
Yes, we have to treat each patient 
as quickly as possible!

Beginning The first operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
We have four patients to operate
on, so we'd better get started,
Doctor.

All of them are in critical 
condition, so please work as
quickly as possible!

These lacerations... It's 
definitely Kyriaki!

Let's start by treating The
lacerations, Doctor!

Treatment of The lacerations complete.
Please treat The larger wounds,
Doctor!

The blood pool has been drained.
Let's close The laceration with 
The forceps.

Suture The wound before it 
can open again.

We're done treating The 
lacerations, but now The real
battle begins...!

Chiral reaction confirmed...
It's Kyriaki!

To treat Kyriaki, we'll use The 
ultrasound to find it, and then
us The scalper to expose it.

Once it's exposed, use The laser
to destroy it!

Kyriaki detected! Make an incision
with The scalper to expose it!

Kyriaki has been exposed! Burn
it with The laser!

The laser is working! Please
continue The treatment, Doctor!

Incineration of Kyriaki complete.
This type of GUILT is always so
dreadful, no matter how many--

What!? Another chiral reaction!
It's not gone yet!

Please treat it again, Doctor!

You found it! Use The scalpel to
expose it, and then burn it with
The laser!

Incineration of one Kyriaki
complete! Please continue The
treatment!

Doctor, don't let your guard down.
We're not done yet!

The Kyriaki that's left hasn't
revealed itself yet...

...! More lacerations! I'm detecting
Kyriaki, but... it's
much larger this time!

Try to treat it The way you've 
treated The others, Doctor!

It dug into The organ...! Make an
incision on it's shadow and bring 
it to The surface!

Incineration of The large
Kyriaki complete. Chiral reaction
is negative!

The patient should be alright
now. Let's get ready to move on.

Please close her up.

Please bandage The sutured 
incision.

That completes The patient's 
operation. The male employee is
next.

Starting The second operation.

Derek:
Alright... We have to hurry!

Angie:
Yes, Doctor!

Lacerations confirmed! Please
suture them quickly!

Chiral reaction is rising! Use The
ultrasound to find The Kyriaki!

Incineration of one Kyriaki
confirmed! Please continue The
treatment, Doctor!

Doctor, chiral reaction has
spiked! I think another large
one is on its way!

Huh...? That shadow looks
different than The last one!

...We don't have time to hesitate.

Please treat it in The same way,
Doctor!

I'm picking up a new chiral 
reaction! Another Kyriaki is
incoming!

Wait... Something about this new
reacion I'm getting is different
from The larger Kyriaki!

Doctor! Something may be hiding
inside The organ!

Please halt treatment on The Kyriaki
for a moment and search The area
with The ultrasound!

A round shadow!? What is this...?
Doctor, try making an incision
with The scalpel!

I've never seen anything like
that! It looks like-- Let's try
extracting it with The forceps...

Derek:
This object... it's--

Angie:
...It's very weak, but I'm getting
a chiral reaction from it!

Derek:
What!? Then it's a Kyriaki pupa!?

Those larger Kyriaki must be a kind
of like a queen... They give birth
to new Kyriaki!

Angie:
We have no idea what it's capable
of... But let's continue The 
treatment, Doctor.

Incineration of The Queen Kyriaki 
is complete. Please treat The
remaining wounds.

Just when we think we know 
everything about a strain of
GUILT...

I can't believe Kyriaki can
reproduce like that!

Derek:
We don't have time to think
about it now. Heather and Emilio
are waiting for us.

Angie:
You're right; let's hurry. Please
close up The patient, Doctor.

Now bandage The sutured incision.

That conclude The second
patient's operation!

Derek:
Alright, then... Heather is our
third patient!

Angie:
Let's begin Ms. Ross's operation.
Please do your best, Doctor!

Derek:
(Heather... Hang in there, just a 
little longer.)

(I'm going to save You and Emilio
no matter what it takes!)

(So... don't give up!)

Let's get started!

Angie:
Multiple lacerations confirmed.
Please treat them!

Treatment of lacerations complete.
Chiral reactions are positive...
Incoming Kyriaki!

More chiral reactions are
appearing! One more Kyriaki

Treatment complete! Get ready for 
The Queen Kyriaki, Doctor!

That shadow... It must be a 
Kyriaki pupa! This is another
Queen Kyriaki then!

Extract it quickly before more of 
them can hatch!

The laser is working! ...There are
no new Kyriaki reactions either!

But, I think that The Queen is
giving birth to new pupa every 
time it dives into The organ...

Let's try and extract The pupa
before treating The Queen!

Incineration of The Queen Kyriaki
complete! Let's close her up!

Ms. Ross's treatment is almost
done. Next is Emilio!

Derek:
We can't waste any time. I'm going
to get her closed up!

Angie:
Please bandage The sutured
incision, Doctor.

That concludes Ms. Ross's 
treatment!

Derek:
(I'm coming, Emilio! Hold on just
a little longer!)

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Alright, we're done with The third
operation!

Angie, let's begin treatment on Emilio!

Angie:
D-Doctor!? E-Emilio's--!

His blood pressure and pulse are
dropping! Vitals... critical!
He's in danger here!

Derek:
What!?

Angie:
No! He's flatlining!
He's going into cardiac arrest!

Derek:
Dammit! Get The defibrilator!
Hurry!

Angie:
I've got it right here!

Derek:
Emilio! I won't let You die!

Angie:
Doctor! The defibrilator is fully
charged!

Derek:
Alright, starting at 200! Clear!

Angie:
No pulse yet!

Derek:
That didn't work!?

Ngh...! One more time!
Raising it to 300! Clear!

NO!

I'm not giving up yet!
Raising to 360! Clear!

Come back!

Come back to us, Emilio!

Come back! Emilio!!!

Angie:
......

...Doctor.

Derek:
...It's not to late!
I can use The Healing Touch!

Emilio, I will save You!
I swore that I would!

...Doctor! It's no use!
Please, stop!

[Fade to picture of Emilio]

Nooooo!!

[Fade back]

Derek:
Ngh... Emilio...

???:
Doctor!? Dr. Stiles!!

O------------------O
|3-7 Overconfidence|
O------------------O

Heather:
No...!

...You're lying, Doctor!

Derek:
......

Heather:
Please... Please tell me you're 
lying!

Dr. Stiles! It's all a big lie,
right!?

This... This can't be...!
*sob*

Derek:
Ms. Ross... I'm very sorry...

I... I misjudged The--

Emilio had GUILT antibodies...
so I thought he had more time...

Heather:
Why!?

Why didn't You operated on Emilio
before me!?

I pleaded! I pleaded for You to
save him!

And You still didn't-- Why!?
Why didn't You, Dr. Stiles!?

Angie:
Please calm down, Ms. Ross...

I'm so sorry... It was out
responsibility...

Our... fault...

Heather:
I... I was supposed to protect
Emilio...

But now, I'm The one alive,
and he's--

Emilio... *sob*

Aaahhhh.....!

Derek:
......

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
......

Tyler:
Derek... Try not to take it so
hard...

You made The right call on who to 
treat first.

Derek:
......

Stephen:
Dr. Stiles... It couldn't be
helped in that kind of situation.

I probably would have made The
same decision as You...

Derek:
Dr. Clarks...

Leslie:
You can't blame yourself...

Derek:
But... I....

Angie:
...Doctor.

You did make The right choice.

I believe so too.

But can You really say to us...

that You weren't at all negligent?

Derek:
Angie...

Angie:
You assumed that you'd have
enough time if You used The
Healing Touch...

But, that's an arrogant
assumption...

Don't You think You overestimated
its power!?

Derek:
......

Angie:
Your pride is what caused this
mistake! Your dependence on The
Healing Touch!

Wouldn't You agree!?

Derek:
...!
......

Tyler:
Angie, stop!

You're being way too hard on 
Derek.

Angie:
...But isn't it mortifying...!?
Aren't all of You absolutely
mortified by this!?

One of out patients died, for
heaven's sake!

That's The most unbearable part of
our work, isn't it!?

Leslie:
Angie...

Angie:
That's why... That's why I've been
giving You such a hard time!

It can't be helped that your skill
has made You a famous doctor.

But my greatest fear, what I
worried about The most... was that
it would change You!

And that fear has come true...
You're no longer The Dr. Stiles
I'd grown to respect!

Derek:
......

Angie:
I... may have said too much.
But that's how I really feel.

This is just... more that I can
stand...

Derek:
(She's right...)

(I never even noticed...)

(How did I let this darkness creep
into my heart...?)

(And because of it... Emilio is
dead!)

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
...So The outbreak at Elysium...

You're saying it was another
terrorist attack?

Victor:
Isn't it obvious?

Even taking into The consideration
that Elysium was full of PGS
patients...

It's simply impossible for that
many GUILT cases to suddenly pop
up with no warning whatsoever.

Sidney:
Hmm...

Victor:
What worries me more, though, is
that new GUILT we found inside
that Mexican kid.

There's no way that was a
"natural" mutation.

Sidney:
But even if this outbreak was an
act of terrorism... who would
have done it... and why...?

......

O================================O
|CHAPTER 4 - Relearning The Ropes|
O================================O

O------------O
|4-1 Collapse|
O------------O

[Blackout]

"If You pursue this power, yes,
You will become an unparalleled
surgeon.
But, are You prepared for The 
pain that it will bring You?
A doctor's hands are heavy with
responsibility..."

"Can You imagine how heavy your
hands would be with The Healing
Touch?
There aren't many doctors who
could endure such a weight..."

Derek:
Why was I so conceited...?

If only I gave it more thought...
If I wasn't so damn confident in
my ability...

I might've been able to save
both Heather and Emilio...

Or... would Heather have just
taken Emilio's place...?

Ngh...! Thinking about my actions
doesn't change what happened!

It won't bring Emilio back...!

[Fade in]

Derek:
......

Angie:
...Um, Dr. Stiles?
Are You... OK?

You don't look so good...

Derek:
Yeah... I'm ready to go.

Angie:
Um...

Maybe You should get a little
more rest...

Actually, that was Director
Hoffman's suggestion...

And--

Derek:
Thanks for your concern, Angie.
But I can't do that.

I'm a doctor of Caduceus.

I can't let my personal problems
interfere with my work.

Angie:
But...

Derek:
(It's true, isn't it...?
I don't have time to sit around 
and think.)

(There are still patients who
need to be treated.)

Angie:
......

Leslie:
D-Dr. Stiles! We've got an 
emergency Dr. Tulba, he--!

Derek:
What!?

Angie:
What happened!?

Leslie:
Dr. Tulba suddenly collapsed!
He's got a high fever, too!

Derek:
...!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
According to Dr. Tulba's
preliminary test results...

It seems that he's had an onset of
that disease we treated while we 
were in Costigar.

Derek:
What!?

Then it was lying dormant inside
him this whole time!?

Angie:
Those subcutaneous bleedings and
lacerations have already formed on
his abdomen,

and he's suffering from a fever
over 102 degrees... Doctor, we
have to hurry!

Derek:
You're right!

We have an idea of how to treat
it this time. Don't worry, Angie.
We'll cure him.

Angie:
Understood. There are two 
objectives for this operation:

-Treat The lacerations on The
abdomen.
-Treat The internal hemorrhaging.

Please treat The subcutaneous 
bleedings promptly, or they will 
worsen.

... I know. Let's begin The
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
...Let's begin The operation.

We'll use The same procedure as
when we dealt with this in Africa.

Find The areas that have internal 
hemorrhaging, make an incision,
and then drain The blood.

Finally, suture The incision.
...That's The treatment plan.

Derek:
Understood. Hang in there, Adel!
We're going to save You!

Angie:
We're done treating The external
wounds. Use The ultrasound to find
The internal hemorrhages.

The first hemorrhage has
been treated. Let's move onto The
next area.

Vitals are still unstable... There
are more internal hemorrhages!

His skin's condition has improved,
but his vitals won't stabilize...

There must be something else...
Wh-What The--!?

More internal hemorrhages! I'm
detecting a large number of them!

Please deal with them quickly!

The internal hemorrhaging is 
increasing! No...! We can't keep
up with it!

He's not going to make it like
this! Doctor... You need to use 
your Healing Touch!

Derek:
(...!? Wh-What? This feeling...)

(...It's not right! It's not how
I usually feel!)

(That must have been a
coincidence. Try to imagine The 
star again!)

(This can't be! I-I'm
concentrating! No, I'm not done!
I have to concentrate harder!)

Angie:
Doctor? What wrong!? You don't
look too good!

Derek:
It's... nothing. I'm alright...
Let's continue The operation!

Wh-Why!? Why can't I reach that
state!?

Angie:
Doctor!? Come one! You need to do 
something, or Adel will--

Derek:
Ngh...! What's wrong with me!?
Why can't I use The Healing 
Touch!?

Angie:
Doctor...!? What's wrong!?

Hoffman:
Calm down, Derek! I'll finish
this for You...!

Derek:
Director Hoffman...!? What's 
happened to me...!?

Hoffman:
Ms. Thompson, take Dr. Stiles out
of The operating room and make him
get some rest.

Also, please send in Chief Kasal
immediately!

Y-Yes, sir! Come on, Dr. Stiles...
Let's go.

Derek:
D-Director... I-I...

Hoffman:
......
(Derek... So now you're facing it,
too...)

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Sidney:
...Dr. Tulba's condition seems to 
have stabilized.

That was fascinating. Perhaps You
truly are a descendent of
Asclepius...

In all honesty, he may not have
pulled through if You hadn't 
stepped in.

Hoffman:
I'm just glad we were able to save
him.

Although, it's hard to be happy,
considering The circumstances.

Sidney:
...You're referring to Derek...

Hoffman:
Yes... I'd like to believe that
his slump will only be temporary...

but what happened at Elysium has
been weighing heavily on my mind.

Sidney:
You mean... Emilio Juarez's
death...?

Hoffman:
Yes...

I, too, once relied on The Healing 
Touch, and it led me to make a 
mistake that can never be undone.

I vowed never to pick up a 
scalpel again.

Of course... that was until an
old friend of mine helped me find
my courage again.

Sidney:
......

Hoffman:
I just hope that Derek will be 
able to overcome this.

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
......

I wasn't able to...

[Blackout]

Derek:
This was The second time I
failed...

Adel almost lost his life because 
of me.

Why couldn't I use The Healing
Touch...?

Have I lost The ability to invoke
it...?

Is it possible...

[Derek vanishes]

that I can't save anyone
anymore...?

O----------------O
|4-2 Losing Faith|
O----------------O

Derek:
I can't waste any more time on
this.

There are still patients here at
Caduceus that are depending on me.

And we haven't figured out who or
what was behind that GUILT 
outbreak yet, either.

...If I can't use The Healing
Touch when I truly need it, I
won't be able to save anyone.

I'm going to do everything in my
power to get it back!

[Operation Briefing]

Derek:
......

Concentrate, Derek. You have to do
whatever You can to get that power
back!

Without The Healing Touch...

I don't deserve to be a doctor of 
Caduceus.

Especially not after what happened
today...!

Imagine The operation, just like
usual...

And draw The symbol. Now...
Concentrate!

Alright, here goes!

[Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Alright... I can do this! I need
to get that sensation back!

Imagine The operation...
Concentrate on my hands...
Here goes!

Why can't I concentrate!? I need 
to try again!

No! Dammit! One more time!

It's no use... I can't get it
back!

No, no, NO...! If this keeps up,
I'll...

I need to draw The star faster
and more accurately! Alright, I
know I can do it this time!

A-Am I not concentrating hard
enough!? I need to focus...
CONCENTRATE!

I'm trying so hard... Why!?
Why can't I get it!?

It's useless... No matter how many
times I try, I can't get my
Healing Touch back...

Is it... hopeless...?

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Dammit!!

No matter what I do, I can't 
reach that state of concentration!

Why...?

What's happened to me...?
What happened to my Healing Touch?

Have I lost it completely!?

No... This can't be happening...!

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
......

Angie:
......

...Dr. Stiles...

[Fade out and in]

Adel:
Ngh...

Tyler:
Hey, you're finally awake.

Adel:
Huh...? Why am I... here?

Tyler:
I guess that nasty fever You had
made your memory foggy.

Adel, You collapsed. It was
The same disease discovered in
Costigar.

Adel:
What!? I contracted... that!?

Tyler:
If it wasn't for The reports Derek
sent back to us, You would have
been in serious danger.

But, your operation was a success,
and we've taken precautions to
prevent a relapse.

Your only assignment for The time
being is to take it easy and
concentrate on being a patient.

Adel:
Thank You, Doctor Chase.
So, Dr. Stiles was The one who
treated me.

He really is a great doctor...

Tyler:
Well, that's not exactly how it
went down...

Adel:
...?

O------------------O
|4-3 Rehabilitation|
O------------------O

- One week later -

[Fade out and in]

Leslie:
He WHAT!?

...Dr. Stiles is leaving
Caduceus!?

Tyler:
No, that's not it.

But with The way he's been acting,
a change of scenery will probably
do him some good.

Leslie:
I suppose that makes sense,
So then, he's still...

Victor:
He's been seriously depressed
lately. Its not like him at all.

All that Healing Touch crap
aside, I wouldn't even let him do
normal operations like this.

He looks more like a patient than
a doctor.

Tyler:
I know what You mean...

I heard he's getting some
counseling at The recommendation
of Dr. Clarks...

But knowing what caused all this,
it's probably still tough for him
to deal with.

Victor:
You know, most people don't know The
first thing about The Healing Touch.

It's not like talking to some
shrink is going to solve any--

Adel:
Good morning, everyone.

Tyler:
Morning, Adel. You're looking much
better.

Hey... You heard about Dr. Stiles,
right...?

Adel:
...Yes.

He's been transferred to another
hospital, correct?

Tyler:
Y-Yeah...

Adel:
I guess he'll be gone awhile,
then?

We'll just have to work even
harder to make up for his absence.

...Anyway, if you'll excuse me.

Tyler:
That's weird. I thought he'd take
it harder that...

Leslie:
Speaking of taking it hard...

Tyler:
...Yeah?

Leslie:
Has Angie heard about this yet?

Victor:
I'd say she has.

She just bolted into Hoffman's
office a second ago.

[Fade out and in]

Hoffman:
......

"Are You prepared for The pain
that this power will bring You?"

Sidney:
Excuse me...?

Hoffman: 
That's what I said to Derek when
he used his Healing Touch for The
first time.

I thought he had found a way to cope
with it...

But it looks like The Healing
Touch will forever be a double-
edged sword to those who have it.

Sidney:
......

Angie:
Sorry to interrupt!

Sidney:
Yes, Ms. Thompson...?

Angie:
I'm here to ask a favor concerning
Dr. Stiles.

Hoffman:
I had a feeling you'd come when
You found out...

You want yo accompany him, don't
You...?

Angie:
How'd You--

...I'm sorry if I'm being
unreasonable...

But, I--

Hoffman:
I understand how You must feel.

But that's exactly why I can't 
approve your request. Permission
denied, Ms. Thompson.

Angie:
What...!?

Hoffman:
Derek needs time to think about
why he became a doctor, and to
come to terms with what happened

He can't do that without some
space.

Angie:
B-But... Dr. Stiles is--

Hoffman:
There's no need to be concerned.
He's really not so weak.

And it's not like we'll be throwing 
him into an unfamiliar environment
without any support, either.

Angie:
......

Hoffman:
If You care about him, then You
should watch him from a 
distance. Just for now.

Angie:
Y-Yes, sir...

Then, please excuse me...

Hoffman:
......

Sidney:
I wonder if he'll really be able
to get past this.

Hoffman:
I'm not sure.

But there's something else I said
to him before.

"No doctor can operate on
himself..."

That is our fatal flaw, and at
The same time, a test of The
friendships we have fostered...

Sidney:
......

Hoffman:
Let's hop that we're doing what's
best for him.

O-----------------O
|4-4 Hope Hospital|
O-----------------O

This is Hope Hospital, located in
The city of Angeles Bay.
Through The years, it has served
The community by providing quality
health care to those in need.

Derek Stiles took his first steps
here as a doctor...
...and has now unexpectedly
returned.

Greg:
I heard about what happened from
Director Hoffman...

but I never imagined that I'd
find myself mentoring You again.

Derek:
I-I know. Sorry to be such a 
burden.

Cybil:
It seems they'd like to have You
retrained from The beginning, as
though this was your residency.

With that in mind, we'll be going
pretty hard on You.

Think You can handle it, Derek?

Derek:
Y-Yes...

Greg:
Alright then, that's it for today.

You'll be on extended active duty
starting tomorrow, so You should
get rested up.

Derek:
I understand. Please excuse me.

Greg:
...What do You think?

Cybil:
It's worse that I thought...
He doesn't even smile anymore.

It's like he's a shell of his old
self...

...He never used to be so uptight.

Greg:
You're right. He's lost all of his 
composure.

I guess that's why they sent him
to us...

By The way, have we made any
progress in trying to get "her"
here?

Cybil:
Actually, it looks like she'll be 
able to transfer here as early as
next week.

We didn't give her much notice,
but she's gone to a lot of trouble
to adjust her schedule.

Greg:
Great, then we'll be able to put 
our master plan into action that
much sooner.

This isn't going to be easy...
but we're going to make it work,
no matter what.

[Fade out and in]

Patient: "Thank You very much,
Doctor."

Derek:
You're welcome. Please take care.

Phew... That's The last outpatient
for today.

It's hard to step backward into 
The role of apprentice...

But it really does feel like those
days when I first started working 
here.

......

I wonder how every one at Caduceus
is doing...

Are they working like usual
without me...?

*sigh* Of course they are.

Who needs a doctor who's lost The
Healing Touch...?

Heck, I can't even do a routine
operation.

I'd be of no use if I was there...

Hm, better get that.

Yes, this is Dr. Stiles.

...What!? I'm performing an
operation!?

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
...Dr. Kasal!

Greg:
What are You doing here, Derek?

You're supposed to be in The O.R.

Stop wasting time and go get
prepped.

Derek:
W-Wait! I can't handle an
operation right now...

Greg:
Remember what I told You back
then? A doctor has to cast aside 
his emotions during an operation.

In there, you're just a doctor who
saves patients. Nothing more,
nothing less.

Derek:
B-But... that's just it.
What if I can't save The patient?

Greg:
Don't worry, "rookie."

I'm assigning a veteran assistant
to You.

Derek:
...Huh?

Mary:
You don't look to well, Derek.
Are You getting enough sleep?

Derek:
...!

Mary:
You need at least six hours!
The patients depend on You!

Long time no see, Derek.

Derek:
M-Mary!?

Why are You here...!?

Mary:
Well, I have my reasons

Mary Fulton, age 42:
A veteran nurse. She
assisted Derek during
his first days at
Hope Hospital.

Mary:
Regardless, I'll be working here
for at least a little while.

So, let's do our best.

Derek:
Y-Yes, of course!

Wait.. then The veteran assistant
You were talking about...

Greg:
That's right, do You get it now?
If there's nothing else, then go
scrub up.

Mary:
Come on, Derek. Let's go.

Derek:
A-Alright...!

[Operation Briefing]

Mary:
Well, let's start with The 
briefing.

Your patient today is Mr. Saltman.
He's a 52-year-old male suffering
from cholelithiasis.

Derek:
Cholelithiasis...

Mary:
If You just stay calm, Derek,
this operation won't be difficult.

Think back to when You first
started operating... and
concentrate.

Derek:
I understand. I'll try.

Mary:
Good. I'll explain The operation 
procedure then.

Like I said, The patient suffers
from gallbladder cholelithiasis.

It's progressed quite a bit,
so we'll have to extract his
gallbladder.

We have two objectives for this 
operation:

-Excise and extract The
gallbladder.
-Fragment The gallstones.

Now, listen up. What's most
important right now is precision,
not speed.

Put yourself in The patient's
position and think each treatment
through.

Derek:
Understood. Let's begin The 
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Mary:
Let's begin The operation. Do
your best, Derek.

Derek:
Y-Yes, ma'am.

(Precision over speed... And more
importantly... I need to focus
solely on The operation!)

Mary:
Gallstones are flowing out of The
gallbladder.

Keep in mind that The patient's 
vitals will drop if The stones
pass through The entire bile duct.

The gallstones can be detected
with The ultrasound, so let's be
as thorough as possible.

Gallstone detected. Fragment it
with The laser.

Treatment complete. Let's begin
extracting The gallbladder.

First inject The white sedative
into The gallbladder.

Now we can extract it, but we
can't cut it out all at once...

So we'll excise it in multiple
segments. But don't forget about
The gallstones, either.

Once You drain The blood from The
excised area, we'll move on.

The drainage is complete. Now
start excising The next segment.

The second segment is excised.
Be careful, though; it's 
hemorrhaging severely.

Please make The next excision.
The gallstones will also need
your attention.

That's The third segment... The
next one is The last of them.

Let's cut off The last segment
before another blood pool forms.

Excision of The gallbladder is
complete. That should stop The
flow of The gallstones.

Now, we can extract it. Please 
carry The gallbladder to The tray.

Apply antibiotic gel to The
hemorrhaging area, and suture The
main bile duct.

Fragmentation of gallstones and
gallbladder extraction complete!

Now, please close him up.

Lastly, apply The bandage to The 
sutured incision.

Wait, Derek. We're not done
yet.

Derek:
You mean there's another
patient!?

Mary:
Another patient was carried in, so
we'll move onto him now.

Derek:
Really...? Alright...

Mary:
This patient is suffering from
severe appendicitis.

The main objective for this
operation will be The excision and
extraction of The appendix.

Please perform The treatment
quickly, but carefully.

The appendix has burst and pus is
seeping out. It's causing
inflammations...

Let's extract The appendix while
we treat The pus and The
inflammations!

First, we need to get that pus
above The appendix out of The
way. Please drain it.

Now, we can inject The sedative 
into The appendix. It's The one
in The white vial.

Next, excise The mesoappendix with
The scalpel.

Now, we need to tie two wires
to The appendix.

One will go around The base of The
organ, and The other around The 
appendix itself.

Please pick up The wire.

Select The area to tie The wire
to, and then keep sliding it to
tighten it.

We're done tying The base. Please
do The same for The appendix.

We're done tying both sides of The
appendix. Now, make an incision
between The two wires.

Excision of The appendix complete.
Please carry it to The tray.

That should stop The pus. Please
cover The excised area with a
synthetic membrane.

There. Please treat The remaining
areas to finish The procedure.

That completes all treatments.
I'm glad it didn't get more
serious...

Now, let's close him up.

Lastly, apply The bandage.

Alright, operation complete

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Whew...

Mary:
Good job, Derek.

I can't say it went smoothly,
but You did get through it, 
didn't You?

Derek:
It's all thanks to You, Mary.

I don't know what would have 
happened if I had operated
alone...

Mary:
*smile*

Derek:
...?

Mary:
You know, You really haven't 
changed much since we parted a few
years ago.

You seem so lost; I can't possibly
leave You alone. It's just like it
was back then.

Derek:
Wh-What!? I've improve a lot
since then!

But, I...

Mary:
Dr. Kasal told me everything. Even
though you've been through a lot,
You still need to be patient.

Derek:
...Huh?

Mary:
Sometimes, when things go wrong,
people dwell on what they could
have done differently.

They start to lose their way...

But when you're so busy thinking
about something You can't change,
You get blinded by it...

What I mean is, The past isn't 
nearly as important as The future.
You've got to keep looking ahead.

Derek:
......

Mary:
When things don't seem to be
going your way...

sometimes You can get back on
track if You just concentrate on
The task before You.

That's why I want you to be
patient, and take things one step
at a time.

Derek:
I-I understand...

Mary:
Haha, You really do need my help,
don't You?

Derek:
Heyyy, it's been three years, and
you're still on my case!

O-----------------O
|4-5 A Rough Night|
O-----------------O

- A few days later -

Greg:
It seems like your performance
has been improving lately, Derek.

Although, you're still being 
babysat by Nurse Fulton...

Derek:
W-Well, I'm not relying on her
THAT much...!

Cybil:
Technically, no... but what about
psychologically?

Derek:
Don't tell me you're starting in
on me too, Dr. Myers...

Greg:
Anyway, let's get down to 
business. Derek, you're going to
be The doctor on duty tonight.

Derek:
What...? But tonight is...

Greg:
That's right. Tonight, this 
hospital is responsible for all
emergency patients.

Derek:
B-But--

Greg:
No excuses. You need to get
focused on being a doctor.

And besides, do don't need any
extra time to get lost in thought.
That'll only be trouble.

Just do what You can tonight to
save The people in front of You.

Derek:
...Yes, sir.

Cybil:
Relax, Derek. There's no reason
to be so uptight.

Your "guardian angel;" will be with
You, after all.

Derek:
Now you're just making fun of me.

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
......

"Focus on being a doctor."

It's good advice, but...

Can I really do that?

What if multiple critical patients
are brought in, and I have to 
decide who to treat first?

What if their wounds are too 
difficult to treat without The
Healing Touch?

Can I really "focus" under that
kind of pressure?

Or--

...!

A siren... and it's getting closer!

...Wait, there's more than one!

Mary:
Derek! We have some badly injured
patients on The way in!

Get ready immediately!

Derek:
U-Understood!

Mary:
There was a terrible accident on 
The overpass!

All of The patients in critical
condition are going to be
transported here.

Derek:
What!?

Mary:
What did You expect!? As Dr. Kasal
said, tonight's our night to 
handle all emergency patients!

Now, listen up. You're a doctor,
so start acting like one!

Derek:
R-Right...! I'll go get changed!

Mary:
We'll probably have to perform
several operations in a row.

We don't have much time to spare,
so please hurry!

Derek:
......

Get with The program, Derek.
If there was ever a time to focus
on being a doctor, it's now!

[Operation Briefing]

Mary:
Alright, I'll begin with The
briefing.

The patient is suffering from a
fractured lower left rib cage, and 
injury to The spleen.

There's... a high possibility that
The bone fragments are scattered 
inside The thoracic cavity.

We have two objectives for this 
operation:

-Collect The bone fragments an
reform The fractured bone.
-Treat The spleen's hemorrhaging.

More patients may be carried in as 
we proceed...

But, don't think about that. Just
stay focused on The person in
front of You.

Try not to worry. You can do this,
Derek.

Derek:
I hope so, Ms. Fulton.

Let's get The operation started!

[Operation Dialogue]

Let's get started. You'll have to
work efficiently, Derek.

First, we need to treat The
external wounds.

Treatment of The external wounds is
complete. Now, let's open The 
patient up.

It's more severe that I thought...
Let's keep an eye on The damage to
The spleen while we treat him.

Please collect The bone fragments
while treating The wounds.

Use forceps to close The 
large laceration so we can suture
it.

Once you've closed The wound,
please suture it.

A laceration formed! Please treat
it!

The treatment is going smoothly,
but watch out for The damage
occurring to The spleen.

The bone fragments are retrieved
and The wounds are treated. Let's 
start setting The bones in place.

Here's The last bone fragment.
Now set it--

More injuries to The spleen!
Derek, treat them quickly!

All The affected areas have been
treated. Please set The bone 
fragment in place.

They are all in place. Let's use
The antibiotic gel to affix them.

We're all done treating this 
patient.

Let's get him closed up.

Please bandage The sutured
incision.

Nice work, Derek. But there's no
time to relax. The next patient
is waiting for us!

The patient seems to be suffering
from severe internal and external
wounds.

Once we treat The external ones,
we'll move onto opening him up.

We need to determine The affected
area's condition quickly.

We're done treating The skin.
Let's move on to opening him up.

I've confirmed The presence of
foreign objects as well as several
injuries...

Keep an eye on The patient's 
vitals while treating The wounds
and extracting these objects.

It seems there are still some
affected areas hidden from view.
Look for them with The ultrasound.

Blood has collected inside The 
thoracic cavity. Let's make an 
incision with The scalpel.

After draining The blood pool,
don't forget to suture The wound.

The treatment seems to be going
well... But his vitals won't
stabilize...

Then there must be other wounds.
Let's use The magnification tool
to find them!

The previous area has started to
hemorrhage. Let's treat it with
antibiotic gel.

There's still some hemorrhaging.
Find it with The magnification
tool and treat it!

Vitals... have stabilized.
That concludes this procedure.

Let's get him closed up.

Alright, close him up, Derek.

Please bandage The sutured
incision.

It's only been six minutes since 
we started? You're amazing, Derek!

Please keep that up on The next 
patient! Ready to move on?

This patient has injured his
elbow. His ligaments are mos
likely torn.

Considering The last patient's 
condition, this one probably has
foreign objects lodged inside too.

Once The external wounds are
treated, we'll open up The
affected area and continue.

You're done treating The external
injuries?
Let's move inside, then.

His ligaments are completely 
torn. I see a foreign object as
well...

It seems to be lodged in rather
deep, so please extract it
carefully.

We'll connect The ligaments
with The forceps and suture them
together in The end.

Well done! Please carry it to The
tray!

I'm surprised it was so long...
Please suture The wound where it
was lodged.

Extraction complete. Please suture
The ligaments next.

The first one has been connected. 
Please connect The remaining three
in The same manner.

We're done connecting The 
ligaments. Please suture them
next.

That's one ligament sutured.
Please keep going.

The second one is sutured.
Just one more!

All affected areas have been 
treated!

Well, let's close this patient
up.

Now, please close up The patient.

Finally, bandage The sutured
incision.

You treated three patients in 
under eight minutes... That is
truly remarkable speed.

I think congratulations are in 
order, Derek! Well done!

Derek:
Thank You, Ms. Fulton. I couldn't
have done it without You...

Mary:
......

Derek:
...? Wh-What's wrong?

Mary: 
No, it's nothing. You must be
tired. I want You to get some
rest, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
U-Uh... Yes, right away!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

- The next morning - 

Derek:
Man... It was a war zone in here
last night.

But... Somehow, I survived.

Greg:
Great work, Derek. You look like 
you've had a tough night.

Derek:
Good morning, Dr. Kasal.
And yes, it got pretty hectic in 
here.

Greg:
That's what I read in The reports.

But You got through it, huh?

Derek:
...Yes.

Greg:
Alright then, you're done for
today.

You better get some rest, or it'll
be even harder coming in tomorrow.

Derek:
Yes, sir!

......

I really didn't have anytime to 
hesitate yesterday.

And I was able to concentrate on 
The patients better, too...

But... when I'm alone like this,
I still keep thinking about it...

Caduceus... GUILT...

And especially my Healing Touch...

I wonder how everyone back at 
Caduceus is doing...

[Fade out and in]

Angie:
I'm sorry, Chief Kasal.
I'll be more careful next time.

Sidney:
It's not like You at all to fumble
with equipment like that.

I don't think it's necessary to
remind You, but if you're having
personal problems, You--

Angie:
It won't happen again, sir.

Sidney:
I'm counting on You, Angie. But...
maybe you're working a little 
too hard.

I can recommend a nice place to
spend some time off...

Angie:
...Thanks for The offer, but...

I... um... plan to go see my
father...

Sidney:
Professor Blackwell, huh?
We can't thank You and your family
enough, Angie.

Victor says that he may have a
breakthrough on his GUILT research
soon, too...

But don't push yourself too hard.
I'm concerned about your health.

Angie:
......

[Fade out and in]

Tyler:
*sigh*

Leslie:
Dr. Chase... Are You feeling OK?

I hope this depression thing isn't
contagious...

Tyler:
Yeah, I don't know why, but I just
can't seem to find any energy 
anymore.

Leslie:
Oh come on, You just need to get
some exercise or something!

If You keep acting like this, You
won't be setting a good example
for Dr. Tulba!

Tyler:
Adel, huh...

I don't think that guy even needs
examples anymore.

Leslie:
Speaking of Adel...

Is it just me, or has he been
brooding over something lately?

Tyler:
He's been studying like mad for
some reason.

And if I'm dealing with a studying
monster, I guess I don't really
need to be a demon.

Leslie:
Oh geez...!

You're just slacking off because
Director Hoffman is out of The 
country right now.

Tyler:
Psh, I'm not The only one...

You seen Angie today?

I haven't seen her around all
morning...

Leslie:
I think she took The day off.

Tyler:
Seems like she's been down in The
dumps lately, too. I hope she gets
herself back to normal soon...

O-----------O
|4-6 Visitor|
O-----------O

Mary:
Mmmm...! What a nice day.

Oh well, there's still work to be
done.

Angie:
Um, excuse me...
Can I ask You something...?

Mary:
Yes, how may I help You?

Hm? Aren't You... Angie Thompson?

Angie:
What...?
Oh... Ms. Fulton?

Mary:
Ah, then You must be here about
Dr. Stiles, right? Just have a 
seat, and I'll fetch--

N-No! I mean... Please, wait!
That's not why I came!

I just... wanted to know if he was
doing OK...

Mary:
...Oh, is that all?

There will always be times when
men and women don't get along,
my dear...

But when You get to be my age, You
start to realize just how silly it
is to beat around The bush.

If You want to know how Dr. Stiles 
is doing, why don't You ask him
yourself?

Angie:
W-What...!?

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
...So... have there been any big
changes back at Caduceus?

Angie:
N-No... Not really...

U-Um... How have You been?

Derek:
I-I guess things are going OK.

......

Angie:
......

Cybil:
Come on, You two are acting like
You just met. Don't You have 
anything "real" to say?

Mary:
Yeah, quit talking in circles.

Derek:
Easier said than done.

...Hey, what are You two doing
here anyway!?

Cybil:
Well... Greg and I ARE your
mentors, You know.

Mary:
And since I'm apparently your
"guardian angel," I should be here
too, right?

Derek:
What The-- You guys are treating 
me like a little kid!

Mary:
Well, You need out help, right?
Doesn't that make You just like a 
little kid?

Tsk, tsk, You can't even carry on 
a conversation with a young lady
on your own.

Derek:
I don't think that's The problem
here...!

How are we supposed to have a 
normal conversation with You two 
perched over us!?

Cybil:
Oh...? Well if we're in The way...
then why don't You see her by
yourself, tomorrow?

You have The day off, don't You?

Derek:
Y-Yeah but...

Mary:
And You have off tomorrow too,
right, Ms. Thompson?

Angie:
I do, actually! How did You--

Oh... But tomorrow, um, I'm going 
to see my father...

Mary:
Is that so? Well then...

Cybil:
......

That gives me an idea... Derek, I
want You to go see Professor 
Blackwell with Angie.

Derek:
What...?

Angie:
Dr. Kasal...?

Cybil:
Sidney keeps us updated with news
from Caduceus.

In fact, we just got word about 
that biohazard at Elysium.

Turns out, The GUILT outbreak
there was done intentionally.

And since Professor Blackwell was
once part of Delphi...

maybe he knows something that
would give us some insight into
The attack.

Derek:
W-Wait a second, Dr. Kasal!
All of that may be true, but...

It's Angie's day off! She 
shouldn't have to--

Angie:
No, it's alright, Doctor.
I was planning on talking to my
father about it anyway.

Derek:
What...?

Angie:
Dr. Niguel and The others are
working overtime to analyze The
samples we obtained.

If they're going to sacrifice
their time for The sake of 
research...

then, as a member of Caduceus, 
I want to do everything I can,
too.

That's why I wanted to take this
opportunity to visit my father.

I'd like to see if he knows 
anything.

Cybil:
Well if that's The case, wouldn't 
it be best if someone familiar with
The situation accompanied You?

It'd be a good idea... right?

Angie:
Y-Yes...

Mary:
Then, it's decided.

Derek:
But...

Mary:
Well, it makes perfect sense,
doesn't it?

Just because You work here doesn't
mean you're no longer a member of 
Caduceus.

So, shouldn't You be doing 
everything You can?

Derek:
Y-Yes, ma'am...!

Mary:
And it may be a good time to start
reconsidering your duties at
Caduceus, anyway.

You've had a lot of time to pull
yourself together here...

It isn't too much to ask, right?

Derek:
That's true...

Well, Angie... Would it be alright
if I went with You tomorrow?

Angie:
O-Of course...! I'd be glad to
have You along!

Cybil:
(Alright, there's a step in The
right direction.)

Mary:
(Boy, those two can be a handful.)

[Fade out and in]

Blackwell:
Ah, I see You brought Derek along
for The ride, Angie.

Kenneth Blackwell: Angie's 
father, an immunology
researcher with a wealth 
of knowledge on GUILT.
He was forced to cooperate
with Delphi's GUILT
researchers in return for 
his daughter's freedom

Blackwell:
It's been a while.

Derek:
Yeah, it's too bad we don't have
time to come see You more often...

Blackwell:
That's alright. I understand how 
little time doctors have to
themselves.

Angie:
How have You been?

I brought The data Caduceus asked
me to show You.

Blackwell:
Are those The results of The 
additional test I asked Victor
to perform?

...Hm, just as I suspected.

Derek:
Um... How is your progress going
on that research anyway,
Professor?

Blackwell:
...You haven't already heard?

Derek:
I've... kept my distance from 
GUILT research lately...

Blackwell:
Really? Well, a doctor with your
aptitude couldn't have picked a 
worse time to do that.

Derek:
Huh...?

Angie:
...What have You found out?

Blackwell:
Something terrible.

Someone is trying to revive
The ideas of Delphi...

Perhaps "trying" isn't The right
word. They've already succeeded.

Angie:
What!? Then, Delphi is back in 
operation again!?

Derek:
Are You talking about what
happened at Elysium...!?

Blackwell:
I've verified this with Caduceus,
and there is no evidence that
would suggest otherwise.

Elysium's GUILT outbreak...
That was no accident. It was The
return of medical terrorism.

We've performed numerous tests
on The tissue extracted from that
boy they called a "Sinner"...

...and our conclusion is that his
strain of GUILT certainly didn't
come from a natural mutation.

Derek:
Medical terrorism... Not again...

Blackwell:
I told The authorities everything
I knew about Delphi...

And The U.N. successfully
incapacitated them.

But there were some loose
ends that didn't get tied up:

one of those being The whereabouts
of a number of GUILT researchers...

Angie:
There were others besides You!?

Blackwell:
Well, their leader, Adam, was of 
course one of them...

But there were others, referred to
only by their codenames.

"Vampir," "Cuculus," "Torperi,"
and "Cuoco."

To my knowledge, they were all
apprehended, except one...
"Zum Whol."

Derek:
So one of them escaped?

Blackwell:
Yes. And knowing that has caused me
quite a dilemma...

Should I continue with my
research? Or seek out The shadows
of Delphi...?

Ngh... What!? Is this...!?

Angie:
F-Father!?

Derek:
Professor Blackwell! Are You
alright?! Don't tell me it's--

Guard:
W-What's going on!?

Derek:
Professor Blackwell collapsed!

It may be Post-GUILT Syndrome.

Please, get him to The medical
ward!

Angie:
Wait, Doctor! My father has a 
research lab in this building!

It's better equipped than The
medical ward, so we should run The
tests on him there!

Derek:
I see. Then, please take The 
Professor there immediately!

Guard:
O-Okay...!

Angie:
Father...!

O-------------O
|4-7 Blackwell|
O-------------O

Derek:
There's no mistaking it...
It's PGS.

Angie:
No...!

Derek:
His heart is being affected, and it
doesn't look good... We won't be
able to transfer him like this.

Angie:
Then, we'll need to perform The
operation here, Doctor!

My father's laboratory was funded
by Caduceus...

so we've got all The equipment 
we'll need. We have to treat him
before it gets any worse!

Derek:
B-But...

Blackwell:
Come on, Derek... Do it...

Derek:
Professor!?

Blackwell:
I... have no intention of
accepting this... as my punishment.

The sins I committed... are far
too grave to be atoned for...
by my death.

It's... just... not... that
simple.

I... have to live.

Angie:
Father, don't speak!
We're going to save You!

Derek:
...Alright. I'll perform The
operation.

Angie, let's get ready.

Angie:
Understood!

Derek:
......

(But... can I really do this?)

(Is it even possible without The
Healing Touch...?)

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
D-Doctor, we're ready!

Ah...! His vitals have dropped
again!

His temperature is rising steadily
too! Th-This isn't good!

Derek:
...There's no time to spare.

It looks like an operation is our
only choice...

Angie:
Doctor...?

Derek:
I-I'm alright. Let's move onto
The briefing.

Angie:
Right away...!

My father's-- I mean, The
patient's condition is due tp
Post-GUILT Syndrome.

The affected area is The heart,
and mutated tumors of an unknown
origin have started to form.

There is one objective for this 
operation:

-Excise and extract The mutated
tumors from The heart.

Derek:
His heart... If I make so much as 
one mistake...

Angie:
Please hurry, Doctor! If we lose
any more time, his vitals could--

Derek:
I know!

Angie:
...!?

Derek:
S-Sorry. I didn't mean to snap at
You.

...Let's get started.

Angie:
Y-Yes, Doctor...

Derek:
Beginning The operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin The operation...
Doctor... please help my father!

Are these... tumors!?

This is The first time we've seen
anything like this... but at least
we won't need The ultrasound.

Still... The way they're changing
color worries me. Please treat
them carefully.

PGS has also set in, so don't 
forget to inject The sedative into
The patient.

Toxicosis has subsided...

Drainage complete. Please excise
The tumor before more cytoplasm
seeps out. 

We excised it safely... Please
carry it to The tray!

Extraction complete. It looks like
we can treat these tumors like 
normal ones.

Please affix it with The 
antibiotic gel.

Affixation confirmed... but...
there's a scar left...

We're done treating all The 
affected areas! I'm so glad...
Now my father can--

No!? Another mutated tumor has
formed! This can't be... Father...

Derek:
What is this thing!?

It's completely different from
The last set of tumors; it's 
blinking at an incredible speed!

Angie:
Doctor! We need to treat it...!
Please... Please save him!

Derek:
......

Angie:
Doctor!

Derek:
No... There's no way I can treat 
this with out The Healing Touch...!

I'm going to halt The procedure!
...I'm closing him up!

Angie:
B-But, Doctor...!

Derek:
There's just no way to keep going!
I'm going to close him up!

Angie:
......

Derek:
Suspending The procedure... I'm
closing him up.

...Bandaging The incision.

Angie:
T-The patient is closed; The
procedure is terminated...

Derek:
(That was useless... I couldn't 
do anything!)

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Dr. Stiles... Why?

Derek:
......

Angie:
That was more like first-aid than
an operation. All You did was buy 
us time.

If his strength gives out...

Derek:
...I know!

But his case of PGS is different
from all The others... We don't 
have enough information.

The best thing we can do right now
is wait for backup.

Angie:
But... with your skills, there's 
no reason we shouldn't be able to
cure him.

Your Healing Touch never lost a
battle with GUILT...

Derek:
There's no point in wishing we
had something we don't.

...I'm going to report his case to
Caduceus. Maybe they can give us
some idea of how to treat this.

If his condition changes, inform 
me right away.

Angie:
Doctor... I--

O------------------O
|4-8 Desperate Plea|
O------------------O

Angie:
I heard back from Caduceus.

It looks like Dr. Chase and The
others are on their way.

Derek:
Oh, that's good news...!

Angie:
But it'll be a while before they
get here.

...Doctor, will You please 
reconsider?

I know it's my fault you're
hesitant... I shouldn't have come
down on You so hard.

Derek:
Angie... You can't take all The
blame. What You said wasn't
entirely untrue--

Angie:
Doctor... Please...
You have to make a decision.

Are we going to perform The 
operation while he still has his
strength, or risk waiting...

Derek:
I-I... We can't do it without
them. There are so many factors
we haven't even considered, and--

Angie:
Y-You're right..
I know it would be safer to wait.
But in my heart, Dr. Stiles...

I know You can do this...
Please, You must--

...! No!
His vitals have become unstable!

There's no more time!
Operating is his only hope!

Derek:
No... That's too dangerous!
We can still find a way to
stabilize him long enough...

I think we can buy more time it
we lower his body temperature.
That will--

Angie:
No, Dr. Stiles!
He won't last!

Derek:
W-We don't have a choice...

Angie:
Why...?

...Why won't You even try to save
him...!?

Derek:
...!

Angie:
It doesn't matter whether or not
it's possible. Right now, I just
have to hope it is.

You've given every patient
you've ever operated on 100% of
your effort...

So, please...!
There's no one I trust more than
You!

Please save him, Doctor...!
Save my dad!

Derek:
...!

[Black out]

Derek: "Is Dad going to die?"

Derek: "Why? Can't You cure him?"

Derek:
Huh...?

Derek: "No...! I don't want him
to die...!"

Derek: "Why!? Why can't The 
doctors cure him!?"

Derek:
Th-That...

Derek: "Please..."

Derek: "Please, save my dad!"

Derek:
That memory...!

...Why am I hesitating!?

Someone is suffering, just like
I did...

Derek Stiles...

Didn't You pursue this career to
give people hope!?

I'm not a doctor if I give up hope
before my patients!

[Fade in]

Derek:
...Let's get ready.

Angie:
D-Doctor...?

Derek:
I'm sorry I hesitated, Angie.
But I'm not going to let You
suffer anymore.

I'll... No, we're going to do 
everything we can!

Angie:
Doctor... Then, you'll...

Derek:
Let's begin The operation!

We'll save your father!

Angie:
Right, Doctor!

O-------------O
|4-9 The Touch|
O-------------O

Derek:
What's Professor Blackwell's
condition!?

Angie:
His blood pressure and pulse are
decreasing! If this keeps up, his
vitals will drop as well...!

Derek: 
Let's perform them operation!
Get ready immediately!

Angie:
Understood!

Derek:
(I can't hesitate!
Now isn't The time to be scared!)

(Never forget, Derek Stiles!
You are a doctor!)

[Operation briefing]

Derek:
(I'll never turn my back on a 
patient again...! I'm a doctor!)

Angie:
Doctor...

Derek:
It's going to be OK; don't worry.

Angie:
I-I understand...

Then, let's begin The briefing.

Again, The affected area is The
heart, and mutated tumors have
formed due to Post-GUILT Syndrome.

The objective for this operation
is The same:

-Excise and extract The mutated
tumors from The heart.

It may be more difficult this
time; his condition has gotten 
even worse...

But... I don't want my father to--

Derek:
Angie, if we both work together,
I'm sure we can save him...

No, we WILL save him!

Angie:
Right, Doctor!

Derek:
...Alright, lets begin The
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Doctor, this time... please try 
your best... L-Let's get started.

Mutated tumors have been 
confirmed. The tumors we treated
last time have also reformed!

Watch out for The tumor's changing
colors and continue The treatment!

And since PGS has set in, you'll 
need to inject The sedative as
well!

The sedative is taking effect...
Toxicosis is subsiding.

Draining of The cytoplasm confirmed!
Let's excise The tumor now!

Excision complete. Please carry 
it to The tray.

Extraction complete. Let's cover
The area with a synthetic
membrane.

Please affix The membrane with
The antibiotic gel.

Affixation complete... But,
there's another scar...

Treatment of The affected areas in
view are complete, but, Doctor...

Derek:
I know. That accelerated tumor
mutation hasn't ben confirmed.

Just keep an eye out for anything
unexpected, Angie!

Angie:
Y-Yes, Doctor...!

Doctor, I'm getting new tumor 
readings!

Derek:
It must be that mutated one...
I knew it would show up!

Ngh... It's changing colors
so fast!

Angie:
...I don't think any normal
procedure can deal with it...!

Derek:
...I need to get The Healing Touch
back, now! I have to concentrate!

Angie:
Please, Dr. Stiles! Please...
save my father!

"Save my dad!"

Derek:
...Yes. I will save him.

I... became a doctor to fulfill
a promise I made to myself.

This is my power... and with it...
I can cure any disease!

I refuse to hesitate anymore!
There is no such thing as a life
that can't be saved!

I will save him no matter what it
takes!

Angie:
Treatment of all mutated tumors...
is complete. Doctor... I knew You 
could do it!

Derek:
Thank You, Angie.

Angie:
...Huh?

Derek:
You, and everyone else, are The 
reason I made it through this.

Angie:
...? But I... I didn't do
anything...

Derek:
Yes, You did. I never could have
done it without You! Thank You so
much, Angie!

Angie:
Doctor...?

Derek:
Now, we're almost done. Let's
continue The procedure!

Angie:
...Right!

Please close him up.

Now apply The bandage over The
incision.

Operation complete. Doctor...
thank You...

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
We're finished.

We... We pulled it off!

Angie:
Y-Yes...!

I'm so glad...!

Derek:
(But that power I used...
That was definitely...)

(My mind... It's so  foggy...
What's wrong with me?)

(My whole body feels heavy...
and... why is everything going
dark...?)

Angie:
D-Doctor...!?

Are You OK!?

Dr. Stiles!

[Fade out]

Tyler:
We're from Caduceus!
Where's The Professor!?

Guard:
H-He's over here!

Leslie:
What's his condition!?

Guard:
About that...

They said there's a risk of 
infection, so I ordered all
personnel to stay clear...

Tyler:
Damn, I hope we still have enough 
time!

[Fade in]

Tyler:
Sorry to keep You waiting, Derek!
The calvary is here!

Angie:
Shhhhh! Keep your voice down in 
The ward!

Tyler:
O-Oh, yeah... My bad.

Wait a second, what's going on!?
What happened to Derek!? Is he 
infected!?

Leslie:
......

Breathing is stable, pulse...
normal. No external injuries,
no fever...

...I think he's just fast asleep.

Tyler:
...WHAT!?

Leslie:
Professor Blackwell... His vitals
are stable too.

Angie:
Yes, I think he's going to be OK.

Dr. Stiles saved him.

Tyler:
So... there's nothing for us to do 
here?

Leslie:
It sure seems that way.

Tyler:
...Screw that! Wake up, Derek!

You called us all The way out here
so we could watch You take a nap!?

Angie:
H-Hey, don't wake him up!
Seriously!

Just let him rest for a while.

Leslie:
...Hey, Angie...

Are You and Dr. Stiles... OK?

Angie:
Um, I-I have no idea what you're 
talking about...

Leslie:
*smirk*

Angie:
Wh-What...!?

Leslie:
Oh, it's nothing.

[Fade out and in]

Greg:
Not only did You attempt a
risky operation on your own, but
You collapsed right afterward...

You really do like making people
worry, don't You?

Derek:
I know I've been a pain...

But thanks to all of You, I think
I'm ready to stand on my own two 
feet again. Thank You so much.

Cybil:
Good, then it looks like you're
done with your second residency.

You were quite a headache...
but I suppose that's always been
The case...

Mary:
Yes, Derek is such a handful...

Derek:
Oh, come on! I'm about to leave...
Can't You treat me like a
colleague for once!?

Greg:
...Derek.

The reason You can return to
Caduceus is not because you've
regained your Healing Touch...

It's because You returned to being
The doctor You were, who could
face patients in any situation.

The fierce battles are far from 
over. You can't let them get The 
best of You.

Derek:
Yes, sir...!

Mary:
And as your guardian angel, I've
got one more thing to say...

Next time You go with Ms. Thompson
to see her father...

try to bring him some good news,
OK?

Derek:
Huh...!?

What's that supposed to mean!?

Mary:
Hahaha...

Cybil:
I guess we can only work so many
miracles, Nurse Fulton...

[Fade out and in]

Angie:
...Doctor Stiles!

Derek:
Huh...? You came to get me?

......

Angie:
...Didn't they tell You?

They asked me to meet up with
You, actually...

Derek:
Oh... Is that right...?

(Man...)

(All that silly talk is making me
nervous around my own assistant.)

Angie:
Um... Dr. Stiles?

Derek:
what-- Er, yes?

Angie:
Well I haven't had The chance 
to thank You properly...

Thank You... for saving my father,
again.

Derek:
...I need to thank You, too.

You're The reason I was able to
break out of my slump, and regain 
my Healing Touch...

I'm looking forward to starting
fresh.

Angie:
OK, but You know, I'm still going
to speak my mind, even if it 
comes out sounding harsh...

Derek:
Haha, I didn't expect that would
ever change. But... it's probably
best that way.

Angie:
...Well, shall we get going?

Derek:
Sure.

O===============================O
|CHAPTER 5 - Unnatural Abilities|
O===============================O

O-----------O
|5-1 The HOA|
O-----------O

Hoffman:
...The Asclepius Project...

Is that The official name of The
venture You mentioned yesterday,
Mr. Mercer?

Mercer:
Yes... The name may seem a bit
pretentious, but I assure You, it
is merited.

Infact, I pushed for this title,
to ensure that The importance of
our motives was not forgotten.

Patrick Mercer, age 53:
A career bureaucrat of The
Ministry of Health and
Human Services. As CEO of 
The Hands of Asclepius,
he strives to change The
very structure of American
medicine.

Hoffman:
Let me see if I've got this
right...

The goal of The HOA is to provide 
doctors with world-class training,
correct?

Mercer:
Actually, that's a very accurate
summary of our main directive.

You see, The number of doctors who
reach their full potential as
surgeons is rather minimal.

Our emphasis would be to provide
skilled doctors with The training
to make them superior--top-tier.

Sidney:
This training You intend to do...
I don't think it will be as easy
as You make it sound.

Mercer:
I understand You concerns, but
we've considered this from every
possible angle. It's fool proof.

I'd be happy to explain The
procedure in more detail when we
invite You to our offices.

Caduceus and its doctors continue
to set The standard for skills and
practices in The medical field.

The Hands of Asclepius is going to
do everything it can to bring The
world's doctors to your level.

For that reason, I hope Caduceus
will support us with personnel
as a symbol of your cooperation.

Hoffman:
Mr. Mercer, I do approve of your
company's aspirations...

But even though we've taken 
measures to counter PGS, The
battle isn't over.

All I can say is that, right now,
it would be very difficult to lend
You any of our staff.

And unfortunately, we don't have
any jurisdiction over doctors
outside of our organization.

Mercer:
I realize that I am asking a lot,
but even so, please consider my 
request.

Sidney:
It says in your plan that You
intend to cultivate 10 or more
premier doctors within a year...

Wouldn't You say that's fairly
ambitious for that kind of time
span?

Mercer:
With people's lives on The line,
time is of The essence, wouldn't 
You agree?

Sidney:
...That is true...

[Fade out and in]

Leslie:
Dr. Stiles...! Welcome back!

Tyler:
I heard you had a rough time over
at Hope, man...

The Iron Vixen herself told me how
much fun she had with you.

Derek:
Yeah, I'm sorry to have worried
everybody. But I'm OK now, really.

Stephen:
Derek... There was no doubt in my
mind that you would return to work
here.

Derek:
Thanks, Dr. Clarks. Again, I'm
sorry to have caused so much
trouble.

Stephen:
Not at all. Besides, now you'll 
work twice as hard to make up for
all the lost time, right?

It was a relief to hear that you
were able to save Professor
Blackwell.

Losing him would have been a
tragedy for us all.

Derek:
It took a while, but I'm back, and
I feel confident again.

Angie:
......

Leslie:
Angie, we're happy for you too!
Your father's prognosis looks
good, right?

Angie:
Yes, thanks to everyone's help...

Derek:
Hm? Hey, Tyler, where's Adel?
Is he in a class right now?

Tyler:
Oh yeah... About him...

Things have gotten a little...
complicated.

Derek:
What'd you do to him, Tyler!?

Tyler:
I told Adel that the Director was
the one who performed his
operation...

And after that, he...

[Fade out and in on sepia tones]

Adel:
... Then, Dr. Stiles wasn't the one
who operated on me...?

Tyler:
H-Hey... Adel...?

Adel:
...I feel so... betrayed...

Tyler:
Huh?

Adel:
Well, I... I believed in him.

I believed that if I ever got into
trouble he'd be the one who'd be
there for me...

But he... I don't understand...

Tyler:
N-No, you've got it wrong, Adel.
Derek was--

Adel:
...What?

Tyler:
Well... He... He really wasn't in
any condition to perform the
operation.

Adel:
But, Dr. Stiles has the Healing 
Touch!

Why didn't he use it on me!?
Did he think I wasn't worth it!?

Tyler:
Even if he wanted to, he--

Adel:
I... was about to die...
And he still didn't--

How am I supposed to trust
Dr. Stiles now...!?

Tyler:
Adel...!? H-Hey, where are you 
going!?

[Fade out and in]

Tyler:
I couldn't bring myself to tell 
him that you'd lost the Healing 
Touch...

I'm sorry, Derek. I couldn't shake
him out of it...

Leslie:
So that's why Dr. Tulba looked so
gloomy after the operation...

Angie:
Dr. Stiles, it might be best to
clear up any misunderstandings
before matters get worse.

Derek:
Adel...

[Fade out and in]

Mercer:
Unfortunately, our country's 
health care system has a great
deal of shortcomings...

The lack of doctors, the cost of
entering the field, and the gap
between rich and poor. 

Even the skill level of doctors
from one hospital to the next
varies widely.

These are all problems I've been
fighting to solve.

Hoffman:
I'm aware that you have been a
staunch activist in your attempts
to make changes in our field...

You've established charities and
joined hands with both private
investors and companies.

For a division of the government,
you've made these things happen
with incredible speed.

Mercer:
I have my reasons for wanting to
get things pushed through quickly.

Hoffman:
...Hm?

Sidney:
Are you interested in seeing our 
operating rooms?

Mercer:
Yes, definitely.

Derek:
...Ah, there you are,
Director.

Sidney:
Derek. Is today your first day
back?

Hoffman:
So you've returned...

I can tell just by looking at you
that you're back to your old self.

Derek:
Director Hoffman, Chief Kasal...
I'm sorry to have been such a 
burden on you.

Mercer:
Ah... Are you the infamous
Dr. Stiles!?

Sidney:
Derek, this is Patrick Mercer,
from the Ministry of Health and
Human Services.

He's establishing a new medical
organization called the Hands of
Asclepius.

Derek:
Nice yo meet you.

So, what is this "Hands of
Asclepius?"

Mercer:
It's the company I founded for
the sole purpose of creating more
skilled doctors, like yourself.

Of course, if you were interested,
we'd be happy to welcome you
aboard, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
...No thank you. I'm content
working here.

Sidney:
Mr. Mercer... I'd appreciate it if
you refrained from recruiting
our top surgeons.

Mercer:
Haha, but Dr. Stiles should be 
able to make his own choices,
wouldn't you agree?

Sidney:
Still, you of all people should
know it's bad form to-- Hm...?
Excuse me for a moment.

This is Sidney.
...Is it an emergency?

What's her condition...?
I'm sorry, you're breaking up...
Did you say PGS in her stomach!?

Alright, get her to the O.R.!

Derek, I know you just got back,
but can I trust you with this
operation?

Derek:
...Yes, I can handle it.

Sidney:
...Alright. Then, it's in your
hands. Hurry over to the operating
room, please!

Derek:
Yes, sir!

Mercer:
Hmm... What a perfect opportunity.
Would it be possible for me to 
observe the operation?

Sidney:
Of course.

Mercer:
Do you think I will have the honor
of witnessing the famed Healing
Touch?

Hoffman:
Let's just wait and see...

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
...I'll start with the briefing.

This patient has been infected 
with GUILT before...

and is currently suffering from
tumors inside her stomach as an
effect of PGS.

There is one objective for this
operation:

-Excise and extract all tumors
from the stomach.

But, it appears that blood pools
are also starting to form...

so we'll need to drain them while
extracting the tumors.

And Doctor...

I know we have a government
official observing us, but please
try not to get distracted.

Derek:
Thanks, Angie.

All we need to do is concentrate
on who's in front of us, right?

Angie:
...You got it!

Derek:
Well, then, let's not keep them
waiting. I'm starting the 
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's do our best, Doctor.

There are multiple tumors present.
Please be sure to treat all of 
them.

PGS has set in as well, so don't
forget to inject the sedative.

Toxicosis has subsided. Please 
continue the treatment.

Small tumors have begun to form.
Please treat them as well. 

Treatment of the affected area is
complete, but... her vitals aren't 
stable yet.

There may be more tumors. Let's 
find them with the magnification 
tool.

A blood pool formed! There are
definitely tumors left...

Find the hidden tumors with the
magnification tool, Doctor!

No! The patient is undergoing 
cardiac arrest!

Doctor, you need to use the
defibrillator! Please set the
paddles!

We're all set. Use it, Doctor!

We have a pulse! The patient has
been resuscitated!

...But her condition isn't stable
yet. Let's hurry and treat the
affected areas, Doctor!

We've treated so many tumors, but
her condition still won't 
stabilize...

Huh? What's happening!?

Tumor reaction has increased!
Please check the areas we've
already treated again!

Blood pools seem to be forming
after extracting the tumors.
Please use the drain.

What...? Is the drain
malfunctioning!?

I-I'll get another drain ready
immediately! ...Hang in there!

The new drain is ready to go!
Please use it to drain the blood!

No more tumors detected...
Treatment complete.

We were in trouble for a second
there, but I'm gald everything
turned out alright.

Well, let's get her closed up.

Please bandage the sutured
incision.

Operation complete. Well done!

......

Derek:
Something wrong, Angie?

Angie:
It's nothing... I just couldn't
help but notice how impressed
Chief Mercer was with you...

And... I hope you aren't going to
consider transferring to the HOA
because they'll pay you better...

Derek:
Ugh, are you kidding!? Not after I
finally got to come back here!

I've had enough of transfers!

Angie:
Haha, I suppose that's true,
isn't it?

(Welcome back, Doctor...)

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Mercer:
That was a spectacular operation,
Dr. Hoffman! No wonder he is
counted among the world's best!

I've seen the footage of it
before, but seeing it in person
is really something else!

Hoffman:
Footage...?

Mercer:
The HOA has been striving to reach
his skill level. Of course, there
are many who doubt it can be done.

At any rate, the war has already 
begun, and we're doing everything
we can to ensure our victory.

Sidney:
Mr. Mercer... What exactly do you 
mean by that?

Mercer:
This arrived at the Ministry of
Health and Human Services.

It's a copy, but please, take a
look.

Hoffman:
A letter...?

...!

"There are those who would ask how
the deceased shall rise, and what
form they shall take."

"An exercise in futility.
What is sown in life can only be
reaped through death."

I recognize this cryptic prose...
Delphi...!?

Mercer:
Yes, the police are still trying
to confirm the source, but really,
there's no mistaking it.

Delphi has resurfaced, and with 
them, the return of medical
terrorism!

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
...Adel, I'm sorry that I wasn't
able to save you...

Adel:
......

You must have had your reasons.

But, that's of no concern to me
anymore.

Derek:
What? Liste, from now on, I'll--

..Adel? Why is your stuff all
packed up?

Adel:
...I've decided to resign.

Derek:
What!? You're going back to
Costigar because of this!?

Adel:
Don't flatter yourself; you're not
the reason I'm leaving... I've got
bigger plans.

I've been invited to participate
in the Asclepius Project.

Derek:
Adel... You're joining the HOA!?

O---------------O
|5-2 Retaliation|
O---------------O

Angie:
Doctor... Isn't it time for the
meeting?

Derek:
......

Angie:
Dr. Stiles! Are you listening!?
We have that meeting about the
issues with Delphi today!

Derek:
Huh!?

O-Oh, it's you, Angie...

Angie:
What do you mean, "oh, it's you!?"
This meeting is important, and 
you're spacing out!

Derek:
Sorry, you're right...

Angie:
...Still thinking about Dr. Tulba?

Derek:
Yeah...

If I had just been stronger...
he wouldn't have gone to the
Hands of Asclepius...

When I think about it, it's kind
of--

Angie:
Dr. Stiles... He's already left.
You can't let it bring you down
like this.

I understandthat you wanted to 
continue mentoring Dr. Tulba,
but--

Derek:
It doesn't help that we haven't 
even heard from him since he
left...

Angie:
Well, at least we haven't heard
any bad news.

Anyway, what are we going to do?
That meeting has probably already
started.

PA System: "Attention Dr. Stiles
and Nurse Thompson!"

"Please report to Chief Kasal's
office immediately!"

"I repeat, Dr. Stiles and Nurse
Thompson to Chief Kasal's office
immediately!"

Derek:
...That's not about us being late
to the meeting!

What happened!?

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
We just recieved an urgent request
from President Mayuzumi over at
Acropolis.

A number of employees in her
office are thought to have been
infected with GUILT.

Derek:
Inside the company!?
What's going on!?

Sidney:
Apparently, they recieved a letter
indicative of an attack, written 
in Delphi's usual style...

...It's very probable that they're
the ones behind this.

Acropolis has been participating
in the anti-GUILT research; they
were a prime target.

Angie:
...It sounds like the surviving
members of Delphi are intent on
having their revenge...

Hoffman:
We can confirm our suspicions
later.

OUr priority is to treat the 
infected and prevent the disease
from spreading.

Derek:
Do we know how many people have
contracted it so far?

Sidney:
We've been told that two of their
staff have been infected, but
apparently, they've been isolated.

The on-hand medical staff is
performing first aid on a few
others as well, though.

Meet up with them, and make your
decisions accordingly.

Hoffman:
This isn't the first time you two 
have been in this situation. I'm
sure you'll do fine.

But, we'll have a back-up team
ready in case anything goes wrong.
Keep us informed.

Angie:
Understood. We'll head out
immediately.

Derek:
Alright, Angie, let's go!

[Fade out and in]

-Acropolis Main Building-

Guard: "You're from Caduceus,
right!? Thank you for coming!"

Derek:
I'm Dr. Stiles and this is Nurse
Thompson. We need to start 
treating the infected immediately.

Guard: "President Mayuzumi is
coordinating all treatment."

"Please head up to her office."

Angie:
Alright, we need to quarantine 
the building. Try to keep anyone
who isn't authorized out of here.

And that includes the paparazzi.

Derek:
Come on, Angie.

[Fade out and in]

Reina:
Thank you for coming, Dr. Stiles.
This certainly is disastrous...

I never thought my company would
become the target of terrorists...

What am I going to do...?

Angie:
Please, calm down, Ms. Mayuzume.

Derek:
Your employees are our highest
priority.

We're told they've already been
isolated... But, what kind of
condition are they in?

Reina:
We have some test results from
our private medical staff...

Angie:
These are the charts, then?

...Chiral reactions confirmed.
The readings indicate Tetarti.

Derek:
Tetarti... We've dealt with that
strain of GUILT before.

Ms. Mayuzumi, is this facility
equipped for surgery?

Reina:
Yes, we have operating rooms set
up for research and treatment.

Derek:
Then, let's go! Angie, we'll need
to get set up quickly!

Angie:
Understood!

Reina:
...Wait, there may already be an
operation in progress...

Derek:
What!? Who's performing it!?

Reina:
Just before you two got here, a
doctor from the Hands of Asclepius
arrived. 

I was too busy trying to organize
my staff to touch base with him,
though...

Angie:
...What should we do, Doctor?

Derek:
...We're here to save these
people.

So, we may end up having to help 
the HOA doctor.

Regardless, we have to hurry!

Angie:
Y-Yes, Doctor!

Reina:
I'm counting on you, Dr. Stiles...

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Shall we begin the briefing?

The patient is infected with a
variation of GUILT called
"Tetarti."

In fact, it's the same strain 
that Dr. Kasal became infected
with three years ago...

Derek:
Yeah, I'll never forget that.

Angie:
Tetarti has a tendency to appear
in threes.

They create poisonous polyps on 
the outer layer of the liver that
release toxins into the body.

There will be one objective for
this operation:

-Eliminate Tetarti.

First, we'll have to treat all the
poisonous polyps and force 
Tetarti's main bodies to surface.

If we inject the serum into all
three Tetarti before they can
burrow again...

we should be able to stop them
from moving all together.

But, each of them needs to be 
injected with a specific serum...

Make sure to inject the same-
colored serum into the 
corresponding Tetarti body.

Derek:
So, our treatment methods for
this GUILT haven't changed since
the last time we fought it.

Angie:
That's true, but don't let your
guard down, Doctor. The three
viral bodies are synchronized.

They'll only stay visible for a 
short period of time...

And on top of that, the serum
cannot be injected until they
turn white. You must work quickly.

Derek:
Understood.

(But... something's bothering me.
Is this really--)

Angie:
...Doctor?

Derek:
Sorry, I was just thinking to 
myself.

Let's begin the operation!

[Operation dialogue]

Angie:
Alright Doctor, let's get started.

These toxic diverticula are very
distinct... It's definitely
Tetarti!

Let's treat them before they
become active and release their
toxins.

First, inject the matching colored
serum into the diverticulum. That
will make it excisable.

Lastly, we'll use the forceps to
extract it and apply a synthetic
membrane over the wound.

The toxic diverticulum has been
deactivated! Please excise it with 
the scalpel!

Now extract it with the forceps.

Apply a synthetic membrane to the
incision wound and affix it.

Treatment of all toxic diverticula
complete.

Tetarti will surface now to try
and regenerate the diverticula.

Inject the matching colored serum
into the three Tetarti quickly!

There they are! Inject the 
corresponding serum into each
body!

That's one... Inject the serum
into the remaining two as well!

There's the second one. Only one
more! Please inject it carefully!

Third injection complete! The
serum is working and the chiral
reaction has dropped!

Tetarti has reappeared! Inject 
the serum into them like before!

The treatment is going well.
I hope nothing strange happens...

Derek:
Wh-What the--

A new color of Tetarti!? Damn, did 
this one mutate too!?

Angie:
Dr. Stiles! Here!

Angie:
Huh...? I've never seen this serum
before...

Angie:
While you were at Hope Hospital,
we treated a patient infected with
Tetarti...

A pre-mature type of this mutation
was extracted, and Dr. Niguel
created this serum from it.

Derek:
Wow, good thing we were thinking
ahead! Let's put it to use!

Angie:
Yes, it can be used in the same
way as the others. Inject it into
the matching Tetarti body.

Derek:
Alright! Let's continue with the
operation!

Angie: 
Chiral reaction is diminishing!
It's working, Doctor!

The color changed again!? I can't 
believe it can change every time!

Chiral reaction is almost
gone, Doctor! Just a little
more!

Chiral reaction is negative!
Treatment of all Tetarti is
complete!

Ther treatment is complete. Let's 
close this patient up.

Please bandage the sutured
incision.

Operation complete. Well done, 
Doctor!

Derek:
We really owe Dr. Niguel for this
one...

But, I'm more concerned about how
the other infected employee's
operation is going.

Angie:
I agree. President Mayuzumi said a
doctor fromt the HOA should be
performing it...

Derek:
We should go check on his
progress, Angie. Just in case!

Angie:
Right, Doctor!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Reina:
Dr. Stiles! Was the operation 
successful!?

Derek:
Yes, he's going to pull through...
But what about the other infected
patient?

Reina:
...He's being operated on in room
five as we speak...

Angie:
Then, the operation isn't over
yet?

Reina:
I don't believe so...

Angie:
What should we do, Dr. Stiles?
Should we ask to take over?

Derek:
...No, if it's going smoothly,
there's no need for us to do that.

I'm sure that the Hands of Asclepius
sent in a doctor with at least 
some knowledge of GUILT.

Reina:
Well, there's an observation
room attached to room five.

Would you like to watch the 
procedure?

Derek:
...Yes, that's a good idea.

Angie, be ready to step in at any
time. Something could still go 
wrong.

Angie:
Of course, Doctor.

O--------------O
|5-3 New Heroes|
O--------------O

Reina:
Here's The observation room.
Will this do?

Derek:
It's fine...

Angie:
The patient's chart just came in.

It looks like this is The same
type of GUILT as Tetarti, and it
seems to have infected The liver.

Derek:
I see...

Hey... That's...!?

Adel:
......

Derek:
Adel!?

Angie:
Dr. Tulba...!?

Reina:
Oh? Is that who The Hands of
Asclepius sent?

Derek:
...You know him?

Reina:
Yes, The HOA and my company are
performing joint research...

and Dr. Tulba has cooperated with
us a number of times already.

Derek:
What do You mean by--

Angie:
Doctor! Look at The way Dr. Tulba 
is moving!

Derek:
What!? Is he using--!?

Adel:
......

Derek:
That speed! Adel has never been
able to work that fast!

...He's using The Healing Touch!

Angie:
But, how?

Derek:
I don't know...

It's still unrefined... but that's 
definitely The Healing Touch!

Reina:
Dr. Tulba is capable of that!?

I'd heard it was being looked 
into, but I never imagined it
would work!

Derek:
Adel, what happened to You...!?

[Fade out and in]

Reina:
Is something wrong?
You both look so grim...

Derek:
...Ms. Mayuzumi, I have a favor to
ask.

Please let us speak with Adel.

Reina:
Yes, of course...

He's actually on his way here.

Intercom: "President Mayuzumi,
Dr. Tulba is here to see You."

Reina:
See him in.

Adel:
...Please excuse me.

Reina:
Dr. Tulba I'm amazed at how far
along your operating skills have
come!

Adel:
Yes, it's all thanks to You and 
Acropolis.

Derek:
Adel...

Adel:
Ah, Dr. Stiles and Nurse
Thompson.

Long time no see.

Angie:
Dr. Tulba... Your English has also
really come a long way.

Adel:
Yes, The Asclepius Project's first
stage, The ability enhancement
program, has been implemented.

Derek:
...Ability enhancement program?

Adel:
Dr. Stiles, You saw me use The 
Healing Touch, correct?

I take that back, I've only just
begun to use it, so I can't really
call it The Healing Touch yet...

Derek:
That's not true.
I could tell very clearly that
You were invoking it...

Adel:
I never imagined a day would come
where I would have that power at
my disposal.

...The cooperative work being done
by The HOA and Acropolis has made
a lot of progress.

Reina:
Dr. Tulba, perhaps we shouldn't 
divulge too much about it before
it's fully complete...

Adel:
It's alright, President Mayuzumi.
The project's completion is just
around The corner, and I'm proof!

My growth as a doctor under The 
training of Caduceus never could
have reached these heights...

But The HOA has changed both my 
body, and my image of myself as a
doctor.

Angie:
Your... body and image...?

Adel:
First, they strengthened my body--
mainly my nervous system-- with a
new, perfectly safe medication.

After that, they channeled The
neural movement data from The
Healing Touch directly into me.

In other words, The image I needed
to perform The Healing Touch was
acquired physically.

Derek:
Wait.. That neural data from The 
Healing Touch...! Where did You--

Ms. Mayuzumi, was this procured 
from The operation where I was
being monitored!?

Reina:
...I never imagined it would come
into use so soon...

Angie:
Wait... Then that means You stole
The Healing Touch directly from
Dr. Stiles!

Reina:
Stole!? How can You put it in such 
terms!? We're in this together, to
save lives!

In actuality, what we've done here 
is created more doctors with The 
power to fight against GUILT.

And I believe I mentioned that The
data would be used to help other
doctors!

...Isn't that right, Dr. Stiles?

Derek:
...Y-You did say something like
that...

Reina:
You should both be delighted that
such an amazing doctor has emerged
from this.

After The GUILT attack today by 
those Delphi madmen...

Who can say when or where they'll
attempt to strike next?

Derek: 
That's true...

Adel:
At The HOA, more doctors like
myself are being supplemented in
order to use The Healing Touch.

Chief Mercer is indeed a man with
a vision...

...and I have nothing but The
utmost respect for him.

I dare say he is giving me The
power to rival that of a god!

Dr. Stiles... The Healing Touch is 
not just yours anymore.

Derek:
Adel, you're--

Adel:
I've done what I came to do,
President Mayuzumi. Please excuse
me.

Reina:
Dr. Tulba, thank You so much for
your work today. I'll personally
extend my thanks to Mr. Mercer.

And thank You two, as well.

Derek:
No, unlike some, we aren't done 
here. We still need to keep an eye 
on The patient's condition...

Angie:
It will also be necessary to take
precautions against any further
GUILT infections.

Reina:
You're right. I'll leave what
needs to be done to your
discretion.

...Dr. Stiles.

Even though The bold ideas of
Chief Mercer and his Asclepius
Project are making waves...

I hope that The relationship
between us and Caduceus will
continue to be a fruitful one.

Let's keep doing what we can.

[Fade out and in]

Victor:
Professor Blackwell, too!?

How far will that Mercer bastard
go!?

Hoffman:
Some extreme measures seem to have
been taken in response to The fear
created by Delphi's terrorism...

He's being officially released on
parole...

But only on The condition that
he'll be completely supervised by
The Hands of Asclepius.

Sidney:
That means he can leave The prison
now without restrictions...

And on top of that, he'll receive
more funding to continue his
research.

How this will affect our own 
GUILT research remains--

Victor:
It's going to go up in flames,
that's how! And new variations of
GUILT could still pop, too!

Dammit, how am I going to fix 
this...

Sidney:
...And how are we going to tell
Derek and Angie about it...

Hoffman:
We have no choice but to tell them 
The truth.

O-------------O
|5-4 Abduction|
O-------------O

Derek:
...How did it go, Angie?
Were you able to make an
appointment at the HOA?

Angie:
Yes... I had to be persistent,
but they finally caved...

Derek:
Angie, I know Professor Blackwell
must have had a good reason for 
joining them.

Otherwise, he never would have
accepted their offer without at
least consulting you first.

Angie:
Can you think of a good enough
reason for him to not even tell
his own daughter?

I've supported him this entire
time as he worked to atone for 
all the things he did...

Derek:
......

Maybe his last GUILT operation
made him have a change of heart.

Even though it was successful, it
may have made him more concerned
about his condition...

Angie:
Then he should have come to
Caduceus.

...If we see him in person though,
that should give us our answers.

I'm sorry to have dragged you into
coming along...

Derek:
It's no problem, Angie.

I'd like to hear what his true
intentions are too.

Angie:
Dr. Stiles... Thank you.

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
So, this is the headquarters of
the Hands of Asclepius.

Well, Angie, let's go inside.

Angie:
Right...

My father is here...

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
...This is really a stunning
facility.

It's a lot like Caduceus, but it
may be even better equipped...

Angie:
......

Blackwell:
I had a feeling you'd come...

Angie:
Father...

Blackwell:
Angie... Derek.
It's been a while.

It may have been better though if
we hadn't met like this...

Derek:
...? Professor Blackwell...
Are you OK?

Blackwell:
My prognostics look great, thanks
to your flawless operation.

I'd expect no less from you,
Derek. Thank you.

Derek:
You're welcome...

Angie:
...Why...?

Why have you joined the Hands of
Asclepius, Father!?

Was it all a big lie when you 
told me all that about atoning
for your sins!?

Blackwell:
I... can't blame you for thinking
that way...

......

...But there were limits on how
much research I could actually
accomplish while in prison.

Despite my crimes, I was treated 
very well, but I was constantly
frustrated by those limitations.

Angie:
If prison wasn't sufficient
enough, then why didn't you come 
to Caduceus!?

Wouldn't that have been a more
logical choice that coming here!?

Blackwell:
The facility here, the funds, the
lack of restrictions... These are
all very beneficial conditions.

Unfortunately, Caduceus never
would have been able to provide me 
with what the HOA has.

And... they've requested that I
participate in the ability
enhancement program as well.

Derek:
...!? Then you were recruited by
Patrick Mercer!?

Blackwell:
Yes, that's correct.

The mass production of doctors
capable of the Healing Touch... It
will help people around the world.

And I want to be a part of the
research that will help take down
diseases like GUILT.

Angie:
Father...

Blackwell:
...That's all I can tell you,
unfortunately. Everyone here has
signed non-disclosure agreements.

But I'm doing well, so please,
don't worry about me.

Derek:
Can I ask one more thing before we
leave, Professor?

Blackwell:
...Yes?

Derek:
What are those remnants of Delphi
trying to do with GUILT?

Blackwell:
...Since they've lost Adam, I
doubt they can do much more than
seek out vengeance.

Without his guiding philosophy,
they'll probably just try to hurt
society by any means possible.

Though, I hope that's not the
case. We'd have a much harder time
stopping them if it is...

I'm sorry, I shouldn't speak of 
such pessimistic things.

Lately, it's just been very
difficult to percieve what's true
and what isn't.

Anyway, I've got to get going.
Angie, take care...

Angie:
Father... Why...?

Derek:
He's up to something, Angie...
I know it.

[Fade out and in]

Stephen:
I'm sure we're all familiar with 
the GUILT biohazard that occurred
at Elysium...

The possibility of that outbreak
being an organized terrorist
attack was suggested early on...

But now that Delphi's reformation
has been confirmed, it's logical
to assume they were behind it.

Sidney:
So you're saying the attacks on
Elysium and Acropolis were
connected?

Stephen:
Yes, exactly...
But there's more to it...

At the time of the attack, Elysium
and Acropolis were in cooperation,
for PGS medicine research.

That means Acropolis has been
somehow involved in both of the 
attacks thus far.

It isn't so far-fetched, then, to
theorize that someone from the 
inside may have aided the assault.

And since Elysium is government-
staffed, it'd be more plausible
that it was on Acropolis' side.

Derek:
...Then Delphi has already managed
to infiltrate them...?

Hoffman:
...I believe it would be a good
idea to alert Acropolis of that
possibility.

Of course, we'll need to send them
a very detailed explanation of
why we believe so...

Angie:
Dr. Stiles and I need to go there
to check on their infected 
personnel, so why not send us?

Acropolis and the HOA have gotten
very close lately, making it hard
for us to even get in there...

But since Dr. Stiles is well-liked
by both sides, we'll have a better
chance of getting an appointment.

Hoffman:
You have a good point, Angie.

Then I'll count on both of you to
inform President Mayuzumi.

Derek:
You're pretty aggressive today,
Angie.

Angie:
I don't think we can afford to be
on the defensive any more, Doctor.

[Fade out and in]

Secretary: "Are you here to see
President Mayuzumi?"

Derek:
Yes, we have an appointment with
her.

Secretary: "Mr. Stiles... Yes,
we have you down."

"Unfortunately, President Mayuzumi
is running a little late returning
from a lunch meeting..."

"Would you like to wait for her
to return, or try again later?"

Angie:
We'll wait.
She is returning though, right?

Secretary: "Yes... Oh, in fact,
her car is pulling up on the
parking lot monitor now."

"Wait... Who are those--
What the..."

Derek:
...!? Is something wrong!?

Secretary: "*gasp*
President Mayuzumi! Oh no...!"

"She's surrounded by men all
dressed in black!"

Derek:
What!?

[Fade out and in]

Angie:
...!

Derek:
Angie, watch out!

...Th-That car almost hit you!

Angie:
It was going way too fast!

Derek:
The police are finally here!

Angie:
Wh-What's going on!?

Driver:
*gasp* *gasp*

Th-This is terrible... Help!

Derek:
Hey, tell us what happened!

Driver:
The President...! Someone has
kidnapped President Mayuzumi...!

Derek:
Kidnapped!?

Driver:
I'm the driver of the President's 
car... but, we were suddenly
ambushed by three men...

They put a gun to my head and
dragged me out of the car!

Angie:
Then the car that just tore out
of here... Was the President still 
inside!?

Driver:
The security guard on duty saw it
happening and tried to stop
them...

But they got away!

Man's voice: "We need a doctor!
Get someone down here, quick!"

Derek:
...!? Is someone hurt!?

Driver:
Th-That's one of the assailants...

They exchanged gunfire with the
securty guards... He got shot,
and--

Derek:
As the President's driver, you
have access to the rooms inside,
right?

Angie:
What are you planning, Doctor!?

Derek:
I need him to let the employees
here know about the situation so
we can use their operating room!

If we wait for an ambulance, that
man won't make it! Can you do that
for me!?

Driver:
I-I'll try!

Derek:
Angie, I'm going to need your
help!

Angie:
Yes, Dr. Stiles!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
...I'll explain the patient's 
condition.

The bullet hit the patient very
close to his heart...

but it doesn't seem to have
penetrated all the way through.

Derek:
Then the bullet mus still be
inside... This is going to be a 
tricky procedure.

Angie:
Yes, we need to operate with the
utmost of care.

We have only one objective for
his operation

-Extract the bullet lodged near 
the heart.

We only have an approximate
location of the bullet.

Let's be careful, Doctor.

Derek:
Right! Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin.

The patient is in critical
condition. We'll have to work both
quickly and carefully.

First, let's drain the blood pool
and treat the exterior gunshot
wound.

Treatment of the gunshot wound
is complete. Let's open him up.

We can't see the affected areas
because of all the blood... Please
clear it up with the drain.

Doctor! The patient's undergone
cardiac arrest! We need to
resuscitate him with the defib--

No, we can't use that untill we've
extracted to bullet round!

Derek:
And it'll be too dangerous to
massage the heart... We'll have to
treat him as is!

Angie:
...Understood. Let's hurry!

There's the gunshot wound! Make
an incision and then extract the
round!

Please drain the blood pool.

Now's our chance to extract the
bullet! Any mistakes could be
fatal, so please be careful!

Extraction complete! Let's treat 
the remaining--

What the--!?

N-No... the myocardium is severely
damaged!

We can use the defibrillator to--
No, that won't be quick enough!

Derek:
I'll massage it directly with my
hand, but you'll have to help me
time it!

Angie:
...Understood! I'll project the
guideline in the shape of a ring!

The larger ring on the outside 
will contract, overlapping the
center ring.

When the two rings overlap each
other, press down in their center!

Doctor! We have a pulse! Let's
continue the treatments!

All treatments complete!... Let's 
move onto closing him up!

......

Derek:
What's the matter, Angie?

Angie:
O-Oh, it's nothing. Please close
him up.

...Lastly, bandage the sutured
incision.

...Operation complete. Well done.

...Doctor, do you think a mole
could really have infiltrated
Acropolis?

Derek:
I don't know... But we can't deny
that it's a possibility...

Angie:
I'm worried about President
Mayuzumi...

Derek:
Yeah, same here...

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Buckley:
Are you Dr. Stiles?

My name is Detective Buckley, from 
the precinct.

Derek:
Oh, yes.
I'm Dr. Stiles.

Buckley:
What is the suspect's condition?

Derek:
The bullet has caused damage to
his heart. He needs to remain
uder close observation.

Buckley:
Is there any way we can transport 
him?

Derek:
Absolutely not!

It would be too dangerous to move 
him right now!

Buckley:
...I see.

Well, it's imperative that we
question him as soon as he's 
conscious.

Derek:
...That won't be possible, for at 
least a while...

He could still undergo arrhythmia,
so he may even need to have a 
pacemaker put in.

Buckley:
Hm, well, the longer we wait, the
more of a problem we have.

We don't have any leads as to
where Ms. Mayuzumi may have been
taken.

So, as of right now, that suspect
is our best source of information.

Isn't there anything you can do,
Doctor?

Derek:
......

O-------------O
|5-5 The Trace|
O-------------O

Tyler:
I can't believe they still don't
know where the President was
taken...

It's been so long since she was
kidnapped... Man, do you think
she's really gonna be alright?

Angie:
Well, they've determined that it
was definitely Delphi, and I heard
they've started negotiations.

Tyler:
That's good, maybe that'll buy
them enough time to track 'em
down...

And what happened to the
kidnapper they caught? He didn't
tell them?

Derek:
It's not that he won't, he can't.
He's still in no condition to be
interrogated.

His recovery from the wound itself 
looks good, but there have been
signs of arrhythmia.

It's to the point where we're
discussing whether or not to 
insert a pacemaker.

Tyler:
I wonder what'll happen to Ms. 
Mayuzumi...

Angie:
I'm worried about her too, but we
just have to hope she'll be OK...
There's nothing we can do.

[Fade out and in]

Buckley:
A member of the special weapons
and tactics team mentioned
something interesting...

Would it be possible to attach a 
GPS to a pacemaker, which would
allow us to track the suspect?

Sidney:
I've heard about that kind of
technology being used in the
military...

But are you implying you want us 
to implement that in our patient,
Detective Buckley?

Buckley:
Well, if we were to "let" him
escape, he'd most likely lead us
right to Ms. Mayuzumi's location.

At this point, we don't have time
to waste on an interrogation that
could lead us nowhere.

Sidney:
So you would really let the
suspect escape on purpose...

And you want Caduceus to go along
with something like that?

Buckley:
I know it's a gamble, but right
now it's the best course of
action available to us.

Derek:
I'm totally against this!
The suspect hasn't even completely
healed yet!

Even if we do insert the 
pacemaker, he still won't be able 
to do anything strenuous!

Buckley:
I hadn't planned on telling you
this, so please make sure you keep
it confidential...

But Delphi has demanded that any
organizations researching anti-
GUILT medication be dismantled.

And if we don't respond within
72 hours, they've threatened to
infect Ms. Mayuzumi with GUILT.

Angie:
...That's absurd!

Derek:
As a doctor, I still can't agree
to go along with this. It puts the
patient's life at risk.

Buckley:
Listen, we're negotiating with you
because you're his physicians...

But my department is moving under
the assumption that this operation 
is going to take place.

If Caduceus won't proceed, we've
considered having doctors from the
HOA go through with it.

Derek:
Them!? You can't be serious!

Angie:
I'm sure they wouldn't refuse...

Sidney:
Derek... 24 hours.

Derek:
...What?

Sidney:
We'll let the patient out of
medical supervision for a maximum
of 24 hours.

If the police can't ascertain
the president's location within 
that time frame...

then the patient will be taken 
back into custody and brought
here. Is that a deal, Detective?

Buckley:
...That sounds fine with me.

Derek:
B-But...

Sidney:
Derek, we have to consider the
best solution. Our patient's life 
is not the only one at stake.

If we want to save Ms. Mayuzumi,
then we have to cooperate with 
them. Understood...?

Derek:
...Yes, sir.

Buckley:
Thank you for your support.

Sidney:
...But if any abnormalities occur
in the patient, please call off
your operation immediately.

Buckley:
...We'll do the best we can to 
ensure that happens, but I can't
make any guarantees...

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
I'm going to get started with the
briefing.

For this operation, we'll be
implanting a pacemaker in the
patient's chest.

His condition remains unstable,
due to the weakening of his heart
caused by the chest injury.

The pacemaker we'll be putting in
should remedy this.

There is only one objective for 
this operation:

-Implant the pacemaker and
activate it.

Needless to say, this operation
put;s the patient's life at great
risk.

His cardiopulmonary functions have
already gotten weaker,

so if any problems arise, there's 
a high possibility he could go
into cardiac arrest.

Please be extremely careful.

Derek:
I understand.

Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin.

Our patient's condition is
questionable, so please be careful
with the procedure.

We won't be able to use the
defibrillator while the pacemaker 
is being installed.

If his heart fibrillates, please
resuscitate him by massaging it.

First, set the pacemaker with the
forceps.

Continue using the forceps to
attach the two leads.

Insert the lead into the 
pacemaker.

The first lead has been attached.
Make a place to insert it with the
scalpel.

The first slit has been made.
Please drain the blood pool.

Now connnect the lead before the
blood pool forms again.

Insert the lead into its closest
connection area with the forceps.

The first lead is inserted. Please
suture the insertion area.

The first lead has been connected.
Please do the same with the 
other.

That's the second lead. Use the
scalpel to make a slit where it
will be inserted into the heart.

Second slit confirmed. Please 
drain the blood pool.

Now we can insert the lead on this 
side too. Go ahead. 

Attachment of the leads is 
complete.

Alright, let's activate the
pacemaker.

Hmm... it doesn't seem to be
functioning properly...

Give me a second...

......

Hmm... It seems like there's a 
problem with the lead...

Doctor, the patient's undergone
cardiac arrest! Please massage his
heart!

We have a pulse! Resuscitation was
successful, Doctor!

Of all times to flatline... We 
have to stay alert.

I'll watch the electrocardiogram;
he could go into cardiac arrest
again.

But, why didn't the pacemaker work 
properly...?

What the!? I can't believe this!

Derek:
What's wrong, Angie?

Angie:
The lead snapped! It's a faulty
line, Doctor!

And the police are the ones who
provided it! We need to give that
detective a piece of our minds!

Derek:
Angie, the operation is what's 
most important right now. Let's 
get another lead ready!

Angie:
...Right. I'll take care of it.

Please retrieve both leads and
replace them with this new pair.

First disinfect the connection
area with the antibiotic gel.

The area is disinfected. Now cut
the lead from the heart with the
scalpel.

The first lead has been cut.
Please drain the blood pool.

Pull out the lead with the forceps
before another blood pool forms.

Suture the incised area and carry
the lead to the tray.

Disinfection complete. Use the 
scalpel to cut off the lead.

The second one has been cut as 
well. Drain the blood again.

The blood pool has been cleared.
Please remove the lead.

Please carry the lead to the tray.
Don't forget to suture the slit
where it was inserted.

Please suture the slit, Doctor.

The leads have be retrived.
Let's connect the new ones now.

Use the ultrasound to find the
area where we made the slit.

The first area is confirmed.
Please reopen the slit with the scalpel.

You've made the slit. Please drain 
the blood pool.

The blood has been drained. Please
insert the lead with the forceps.

Suture the slit before it forms
another blood pool.

One of the leads has been
connected! Please do the same for
the other one!

We're done attaching the lead. Now
use the ultrasound to find the
insertion point.

The second connection area has
been confirmed! Please make an
incision there.

That's the second slit. Please
drain the blood pool.

Please insert the lead over here 
as well.

The leads are connected! I'm goinf
to activate the pacemaker!

The pacemaker is activated, and
it's working properly!

...He'll be alright now. Let's get
him closed up, Doctor.

Please close him up.

Finally, apply the bandage.

Operation complete!

...Doctor, I can't stand it any
longer! We need to file a 
complaint with the police!

They forced us to perform this
operation, and then gave us faulty
equipment!

Derek:
You're right, Angie. I'll go with 
you.

But, all that aside, I'm more
concerned about the burden on this
patient...

Angie:
...You're right. I hope he doesn't
do anything rash, like try to
escape...

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Sidney:
......

...Yes... I understand.
Right, we'll leave the rest to 
you.

Derek, everything is proceeding as 
planned. The patient has escaped
and the police are monitoring him.

Derek:
Hmm...

Angie:
I hope that his condition stays
stable...

Sidney:
I know that as doctors, what we're
doing here may seem deplorable...

Derek:
......

Sidney:
But this is a war, and our enemies
are Delphi and GUILT.

This maneuver may prevent more
GUILT terrorism from taking place.
And if that's the case...

...then I know we've done the 
right thing. We just have to keep
our hopes up,

and depend on the police to expose 
and eradicate what's left of
Delphi.

Derek:
Indeed...

O---------------O
|5-6 The Carrier|
O---------------O

Sidney:
We've agreed to accept their
request for medical support.
We're leaving in an hour.

The location is the Eidoth
Pharmaceutical site in Santa
Balboa.

It seems the tracking device led
them right to their old research
facilities...

Tyler:
Nobody thought to look there!?
Well whatever, as long as this
raid crushes them for good!

Sidney:
Our cooperation with the strike
force will be as an anti-GUILT
medical team.

All personnel should be wearing
type one GUILT protection 
equipment.

And...

the Hands of Asclepius have
also been asked to participate.

The HOA is saying they'll treat
the injured and perform GUILT
operations if deemed necessary.

Stephen:
...It's like they're saying
Caduceus has no place in this.

Tyler:
...Yeah, what do they want us to
do then? Sit and watch them work?

I know we're supposed to be one
big doctor team... But I still
wanna show them how it's done.

Derek:
We've got to stay calm, Tyler.
There's still a chance that new
GUILT variations could show up.

Sidney:
Everyone, let's prepare to move
out!

Derek:
Yes, sir!

[Fade out and in]

SWAT Commander:
This facility was originally used 
for training, but it was abandoned
after Delphi was exposed.

As it turns our though, those
Delphi remnants repaired the place
so they could use it as a hideout.

Mercer:
Are there any major risks of
conducting a raid?

SWAT Commander:
There's the possibility that more
rooms have been added that aren't
on the building schematic we have.

...But time is running out.
My men are trained to do this, so
there shouldn't be any problems.

Sidney:
We'll back your teams up to the 
best of our ability.

SWAT Soldier:
Delta Squad is in position.

We're ready to enter the facility
on your command.

SWAT Commander:
Alright. Stand by for further
orders.

SWAT Soldier:
Roger.

Mercer:
Adel, are you sure you can do 
this?

Adel:
This won't be a problem.
We're ready to operate at a
moment's notice.

HOA Doctor:
......

Leslie:
...Um, hey, Angie?

Don't the doctors from the Hands
of Asclepius look kind of weird?

Angie:
You're right... They look so
intense...

Derek:
Adel...

SWAT Commander:
Attention all teams... Begin
advancing!

I repeat, commence the operation!

SWAT Soldier:
Roger that! We're going in!

[Fade out and in]

Grunt: 
D-Don't shoot!
Please, just don't shoot me!

SWAT Soldier:
Come our where we can see you!

Put your hands in the air and
turn slowly against the wall!

Grunt:
D-Don't point that thing at me!
I don't want to die!

SWAT Soldier:
Put your hands up, now!

This is Bravo Squad.
Section two has been secured!

I repeat, section two is secured.
Three hostiles were seen moving--

Grunt 2
HAHAHA!
Now, get him!

SWAT Soldier:
Urgh...!

[Fade out and in]

Adel:
Two more men have been injured!
Both have gunshot wounds to the 
chest and abdomen!

Clear the airways of those with 
chest wounds! I' ready to perform
the operation!

You, handle the next one!

HOA Doctor:
Understood, I'll have an X-Ray
taken immediately.

Mercer:
Adel, you've already operated on
three people in a row...

Adel:
Thank you for your concern, but
I'm fine. I've performed surgery
under these conditions before.

Mercer:
Alright, I'll leave it to you.

Derek:
...There are so many injured being
brought in... Is the mission not
going according to plan?

Tyler:
Seriously, I'm a little worried
here...

But geez, did you see those HOA
guys performing their operations?
What's up with that speed!?

All of them seem to be using the 
Healing Touch, or some kind of
imitation of it!

Derek:
Wait... all of them!?

Stephen:
I observed them as well...
They all have amazing skill, even 
without the Healing Touch.

Derek:
Skills and concentration...

It sounds like they really have
made a spectacular breakthrough.

But that alone wouldn't give them
the power of the Healing Touch...
I wonder if--

SWAT Commander:
...Good, you secured the hostage!?

What...? 
Her condition is--!?

Alright, I'll speak with the
doctors immediately!

Derek:
Have they found Ms. Mayuzumi!?

SWAT Commander:
Yes... But her condition seems
abnormal, so they're hesitant to
transport her.

She may very well be--

Angie:
Did Delphi infect her with GUILT!?

SWAT Commander:
...That could be the case.

The route to her location has been
mostly secured, but--

Derek:
We need to get in there, now!
Do we have your permission,
Chief?

Sidney:
...Be careful.

Derek:
Angie, let's go!
Don't leave my side!

Angie:
Understood!

[Fade out and in]

SWAT Soldier:
This way! The hostage is over
here!

Derek:
We're on our way!

*gasp* Ms. Mayuzumi!?

Reina:
D-Dr. Stiles!?

H-Help me...!
They... injected...

G-GUILT... into me...!

Derek:
What!?

Reina:
Aaagh! I-It hurts!

No! I-I don't want to die!
P-Please, help me, Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
It's alright Ms. Mayuzumi!
Please, just stay calm! I'm going
to save you, no matter what!

Angie, get ready for an operation!
We need to hurry!

Angie:
Yes, Doctor!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Alright, let's begin the briefing.

President Mayuzumi has been
infected with the GUILT, "Pempti."

Derek:
Pempti...!

That's the GUILT that took
Secretary Anderson's life!

Angie:
Yes...

Pempti has the ability to creat
toxic, gelatinous fluid on the
surface of organs,

and it's known for its extremely
powerful regenerative powers.

The core of Pempti can produce
more fluid,

while the fluid itself can 
regenerate the core.

That's why we have a two-pronged
objective when dealing with
Pempti:

-Use nanomachines to remove the
gelatinous fluid.

-Destroy the core with the laser
to prevent the creation of more 
fluid.

First, we'll inject Anti-GUILT
nanomachines into the substance
covering the right lung,

which will lure the Pempti core
onto the surface of the organ.

Then, use the scalar laser against
the core that appears.

Derek:
Scalar...? Oh yeah, it's that
laser Dr. Niguel developed to
destroy this GUILT.

Angie:
Yes, it leaves behind less that
1% of the core's proteins.

It's an extremely powerful laser.

Please be careful, Doctor; this
strain of GUILT has a tendency 
to stay on the offensive.

Derek:
Yes, we of all people should know
how dangerous Pempti can be.

And considering how both Kyriaki
and Tetart mutated...

we can't let our guard down.

Angie:
You're right.

Derek:
Alright...! Let's begin the
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's get the operation underway,
Doctor.

A gel-like fluid is covering the
lung. That's how we know for sure 
that it's Pempti.

But, this may be a mutated type,
just like Kyriaki and Tetarti.

That being said, something
unexpected may occur, so let's be
extremely careful, Doctor.

First, inject the brown
nanomachine into the hazy object
inside the fluid.

The hazy object appeared!
Please inject the nanomachine
into it!

The nanomachine is working!
Continue injecting it into that
object!

The fluid has subsided and the
Pempti core should emerge!

Pempti's core has been conf--
What!? There are two cores!

Derek:
Is this its mutation then!?

Well, we still have to do 
something!

Angie:
The scalar laser is the most 
effective weapon against it. Let's 
try to destroy both cores!

Chiral reaction is decreasing. The
cores have been destroyed! This is
only the beginning, though...!

*gasp* The fluid! What is it 
doing!?

Pempti... it's split into two!

Derek:
...So that's how it's mutation 
works!

Angie:
Still, the treatment plan for the
mutated Kyriaki and Tetarti were 
the same as before...

So if the pattern holds true, we
should be able to treat Pempti
just as before!

Derek:
Right! If it split in two, then 
all we have to do is treat them both!

Angie:
Yes, Doctor! Destroy both cores 
with the scalar laser!

Small cores have appeared! Burn 
them with the laser!

The small cores have appeared 
again! Doctor, please deal with
them!

It's trying to produce a series of
small cores! Destroy them quickly,
Doctor!

Vitals are dropping! You have to
destroy those small cores!

The core is surfacing! Use the
scalar laser on it

The laser's working! Continue
burning the core with it!

Chiral reactin of the upper
Pempti s decreasing! It seems
weaker!

Chiral reaction is dropping, and
the lower Pempti is getting 
weaker!

One of the cores has been
eradicated! Just one left!

Something''s wrong with that
remaining Pempti! Did losing the
other half make it unstable!?

Please hurry and destroy the
remaining Pempti!

It's rapidly mass-producing small
cores! Destroy the main core,
Doctor! Hurry!

Chiral reaction is diminishing!
That should do it!

The Pempti core has disappeared!
All treatments complete.

A mutation of Pempti... That was
and aggressive enemy, Doctor.

Derek:
You can say that again... Let's 
get President Mayuzumi closed up!

......

Angie:
Doctor, are you OK? You look very 
tired...

Derek:
Yes, I'm alright. I'm just 
concerned about that other
patient...

Angie:
You mean the one who escaped from
the hospital? I'll go check on his
condition after we're done!

Derek:
Thank you, Angie. I'm going to 
close her up now!

Angie:
Operation complete. Great work,
Doctor!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Dr. Stiles!

I just heard that the  patient who 
escaped from the hospital is back
 in custody!

Derek:
Great, I'm glad to hear that...!

SWAT Soldier:
Reporting in, Commander!

We've discoverd a hidden 
underground passage used as an 
escape route! We're in pursuit...

...But it looks like several of
them have already gotten out.

SWAT Commander:
Understood...

Contact local law enforcement!
Have them set up a perimeter and 
inspection points on all roads!

SWAT Soldier:
Yes, sir!

Sidney:
So... those that escaped may have
the chance to regroup?

SWAT Commander:
Yes... Unfortunately...

Sidney:
I'm sorry to hear that.
I hope you;ll get the situation
under control soon, sir.

Mercer:
Aw, don't be so pessimistic, Chief
Kasal.

I'd say the mission was more than
half successful. After all, we did
rescue President Mayuzumi.

And the Hands of Asclepius were 
able to play a very major role.
This will be good for the team.

Sidney:
Mr. Mercer, I wouldn't say
anything has succeeded so long as 
the threat of GUILT exists...

Mercer:
Well, that is true...

O------------------O
|5-7 Shift in Power|
O------------------O

Anchorman: "Our next story takes
us to The new law that was enacted
by Congress just hours ago."

"It was unanimously approved to
amend medical legislation in ways
never before seen in The U.S.,"

"requiring medical institutions to
sponsor their doctors to The newly
formed 'Hands of Asclepius.'"

[Fade out and in]

Mercer:
......

Anchorman: "These measures are
undoubtedly in response to The
recent acts of medical terrorism,"

"and will allow The HOA to hand-
select staff from hospitals to
be trained in their facilities."

"While some parties have voiced
concern over The lack of doctors
this could create locally,"

"The government and The HOA have
publicly stated that his will
lead to medical advancements."

Mercer:
...Everything is going just as
planned.

...Enter.

Assistant:
Excuse me, sir.

We received The report from The
police. It looks like they've
identified Delphi's new leader.

Here it is.

Mercer:
Let's see here...

...Heinrich... Heinrich von
Raitenau...

Ah, a blood relative of Adam!
Well, isn't that just shocking!

Assistant:
This information has been
submitted to The U.N.

I believe we'll hear more as soon
as they have a chance to act on 
it.

Mercer:
Alright...

What about The request lists we
sent out for our staff expansion?
Are the hospitals cooperating?

Assistant:
We've already gotten back several
responses, and they look
favorable.

We'll have reached our target
numbers in The very near future.

Mercer:
I'm glad to hear that.

Assistant:
...Chief, your meeting with The
minister is in ten minutes.

Mercer:
Alright, I'll be down as soon as
I'm done getting ready. Have the
car up front.

Assistant:
Understood. We're ready when You 
are.

Mercer:
It's finally time to make our
offensive...

[Fade out and in]

Hoffman:
...An amendment to medical law.
This is going to be problematic.

Sidney:
Yes... The Hands of Asclepius have
already sent us a list of The
personnel they're requesting.

Please take a look at this...

Hoffman:
Hm...

This is worse than I imagined.
If they take this many from us,
we'll be drastically understaffed.

Sidney:
We're scrambling to provide solid
reasons to cut this loss by about
a third of what they requested.

Hoffman:
Increasing the skills of doctors
everywhere will make up for out
lack of numbers against GUILT...

...At the same time, this will 
lessen The burden of doctors who
work on non-GUILT afflictions.

Personally... I see nothing
wrong with what Mr. Mercer is
advocating, here.

But... I wonder about creating
scalpels that are too sharp...

Sidney:
You mean The mass production of
doctors who can use the Healing
Touch...

Hoffman:
Even though they can physically
give them that kind of power...

There aren't many who can truly
handle its weight...

[Fade out and in]

Leslie:
Angie, did you hear?

Rie from The pharmaceutical
division is leaving for The HOA.

Angie:
What!? I didn't know that!

Leslie:
It looks like that's only the
beginning. A lot more people are
going to be leaving, too.

People like Dr. Ogata, and even
Dr. Rogers...

Angie:
That's terrible...

This is going to make things
really hard on us here.

Leslie:
Yeah, and lonelier, too...

...Hm? What The--?

Angie:
What's The matter?

Leslie:
Angie, we don't have any saline
in stock!

Angie:
What? Are You serious?

Leslie:
Oh wow, we're almost entirely out 
of atropine too!

Geez, how did this happen!?
They should have ordered more!

Angie:
Looks like these staffing
transitions aren't going well...

Leslie:
Well, they should have been more
careful! I can't believe this!

Tyler:
What's going on in here, Leslie?
I could hear You shouting from 
all The way down The hall.

Leslie:
We're just so busy, this could be
trouble!

And if you have even an hour of 
free time, You better be helping 
out too, Dr. Chase!

Tyler:
Whaaaat? Is Caduceus going to be
able to function like this!?

Leslie:
I must admit, I'm getting a little
worried about it too...

Angie:
......

O===================O
|CHAPTER 6 - Lineage|
O===================O

O--------------O
|6-1 A New Ally|
O--------------O

Derek:
Let's see, do we have any more 
rounds left?

Angie:
Hmm... No, that was our last
patient.

Derek:
Phew. This is even harder than
I thought it would be...

Ever since the HOA took their
picks from our staff, we're all 
seeing a lot more patients. 

Angie:
You're right. I wonder if we'll 
be able to get any new recruits 
to fill the positions...

Derek:
I don't know. I've heard that 
hospitals everywhere are facing
the same shortages.

Angie:
But if this keeps up, it's really
going to slow us down.

Derek:
Yeah... Well, if you think we're 
being slowed down, you should've
seen how angry Victor was.

He said the PGS research is
seffering because Acropolis is
prioritizing their HOA projects.

It seems like all of Caduceus is 
having probelms with this situation.

Tyler:
Ah! There you are!

Derek! Would you mind if I 
borrowed Angie for a bit!?

Derek:
Something wrong, Tler!?

Angie:
What do you nee d me for?

Tyler:
One of my patients has suddenly 
become unstable, and we need to
operate immediately!

And Leslie is helping Dr. Clarks 
with another operation so I don't 
have an assistant!

Derek:
Are you serious!?
Angie, can you help?

Angie:
Certainly! Dr. Chase, let's go!

Tyler:
Thanks, Angie! I appreciate it!

Derek:
Things just can't continue like
this...

PA System: "Attention Dr. Stiles."

"You have a visitor in the
waiting room."

Derek:
... I wonder who that could be...

[Fade out and in]

Heather:
Dr. Stiles! 
... It's been a while.

Derek:
Ms. Ross! How've you been?
Are you feeling OK?

Heather:
Yes, actually. 
So far, there haven't been any
signs of latent symptoms either.

It's all thanks to the advances
in GUILT treatment, and a 
wonderful doctor.

Derek:
Great, I'm glad to hear you're 
doing well.

But, um... About Emilio...

Heather:
I-I'm sorry about before. I kind of 
lost it...

As a nurse, it was unprofessional
of me to criticize you on such a
difficult decision.

I apologize, Dr. Stiles. 
I hope you can forgive me.

Derek:
... It was my fault to...
There must've been a better
option...

I stil regret not being able to
save Emilio.

Heather:
Dr. Stiles...

Derek:
That's why... I've got to make
sure I don't make that kind of
mistake, ever again.

This is my way of remembering
Emilio, and his last wish...

...to do everythin I can to make
sure all of my patients pull 
through.

Heather:
...I'm sure that Emilio would be 
happy to hear you say that.

I plan on making some changes in
my life too, Doctor.

In fact, that's why I'm here
today.

Derek:
Oh.. I see, Um, how can I help
you?

Heather:
I'd like to apply to work here, 
as a nurse.

I've already cleared my potential 
transfer with Elysium.

Derek:
Wow, so you're really serious 
about this!

Heather:
Yes.. I've felt that I needed
a change of pace lately.

Coming here would also improve my
nurcing skills, and seeing how 
Caduceus is so understaffed...

Derek:
Well, I think it's a great idea.

Heather:

I'm looking forward to working 
with everyone... assuming I meet
the qualifications.

I'll do my best to make Caduceus
proud.

Derek:
I'm sure you'll fit in just fine, 
Heather!

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
...Hmm

You've got quite an impressive
resume here.

Heather:
Thank you. I take my professional
develepmont quite seriously.

Sidney:
I'm sure you're all well aware, but
we're facing a severe shortage
of personnel right now.

We;d be happy to have someone of 
your caliber help alleviate our 
staffing problems.

Heather:
Then... I got the job...?

Sidney:
Well, since you have surgical
experience, we'll put you in that
department for the time being.

We'll evaluate your performance
and go from there.

Though, I'm sure there won't be
any problems.

Heather:
Thank you very much, Dr. Kasal!

If you don't mind, I'd like to
start getting familiar with the
facility right away!

Derek:
I'm glad it all worked out, 
Heather.

Heather:
Yes, me too!

Sidney:
......

Excuse me a moment.

This is Sidney.
...What...?
I see... Yes.

...Alright.
We'll admit him.

Derek, we have an inbound
emergency patient. It's another
case of PGS.

He's a 30-year old male who was
once infected with Triti. The
affected are is his stomach.

I'm assigning this patient to you,
Derek.

Derek:
...!

But Chief, Angie's still assisting 
Dr. Chase in the O.R.!

Sidney:
...Well, we just hired a new
nurse, Derek.

Derek:
...That's right!
You have the same nursing
license as Angie, don't you?

Heather:
I'll assist you to the best of
my ability, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
Alright, let's get down to the 
operating room!

Heather:
Yes, sir!

[Operation Briefing]

Heather:
Are you ready yo begin the
briefing, Doctor?

Derek:
Y-Yes...

Heather:
...Does it bother you that Ms.
Thompson isn't the one assisting
you today?

Derek:
N-No, of course not...!

Heather:
Then, I'll continue.

As Chief Kasal mentioned,

our patient was infected with
the "Triti" GUILT in the
past.

Derek:
Triti... That's the GUILT that
hardens organs...

Heather:
Correct. We've located some
foreign bodies in his stomach, but
we can't confirm that it's GUILT.

The X-Ray shows these objects
piercing the stomach wall.

Thus, there are two objectives in
this operation:

-Treat the injuries to the
stomach.
-Extract the foreign bodies.

Derek:
Alright. First, we'll have to
find out what these foreign bodies
are...

Are you ready, Heather?

Heather:
...Wait... No! We don't have
enough surgical tools!

Derek:
What...!?

Heather:
We don't have any syringes to
inject the stabilizer with,

and there's hardly enough
antibiotic gel either!

Derek:
Damn... How could this happen!?

I guess we've been so understaffed
that no one had time to check the
supply...

Heather:
Doctor, maybe we should postpone
the operation untill--

Derek:
No... We've got to perform the
procedure!

Heather:
What...!?

Derek:
The patient's condition is
worsening as we speak.

If we don't treat him now, it may
be too late...

Heather:
B-But, Doctor...!

Derek:
Don't worry. We can still do this, 
even with a limited supply. We just
have to stay on our toes.

It could've been bad if we found
this our in the middle of the 
operation. Thank you, Heather.

Now... let's get started.

Heather:
Right away!

Derek:
I'm beginning the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Heather:
Let's begin the operation.

I've never done this before, but
I'll try my best, Dr. Stiles. 

Like I said earlier, keeping the
patient's vitals up is going to be
difficult.

We can't inject the stabilizer,
and this is all we have left of
the antibiotic gel.

We'll need to be very careful.

There's severe hemorrhaging in the
affected area. Please drain the
blood pools first. 

Once you have a clear view,
make incisions where the foreign
objects are lodged.

Toxicosis has also set in,
so don't forget to inject the
sedative.

Toxicosis has subsided... Please
continue with the treatment.

D-Doctor! Wh-What is this...!?

Derek:
It's.. Triti! But... it doesn't 
seem to be active.

These may be its remains... I 
wonder... Could this be a form of
PGS?

Heather:
How are we going to treat it,
Doctor?

Derek:
We'll have to be mindful of the
direction they're lodged in and
extract them with the forceps.

Heather:
That means we'll need to extract
all of these Triti remains first. 

Then we can apply synthetic
membranes and affix-- Wait, what
if we run out of antibiotic gel?

Derek:
We'll have no choice... I'll just
have to suture the wounds, even
though it will affect his vitals.

Heather:
After draining the blood, please
seal the wound with a synthetic
membrane... or suture it.

Treatment of all wounds it
complete! Now, let's close him--

The organ's color is changing!
Doctor, toxicosis has set in!

Derek:
Could there be wounds we haven't
found yet!?

Heather:
I don't see anything on the
surface, but let's try looking 
with the ultrasound.

Huh!?

Wh-What is this!? Why did it
suddenly start to hemorrhage!?

Derek:
So there were some wounds left!
Let's hurry and treat them!

Heather:
I-Indeed! Please begin draining 
the blood!

So this is Triti... Please 
extract it with the forceps.

Extraction of the Triti remains
and the treatment of the wounds
are complete...

Derek:
It looks like we're done now...

Heather:
Yes, the toxicosis seems to have
completely subsided.

Thank goodness... That concludes
this treatment.

Well that should do it. Please
close him up.

Bandage the sutured incision.

Operation complete. Well done,
Dr. Stiles.

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
You did a great job in there, 
Heather.

I'd say the operation was a
success, thanks to you.

Heather:
Oh, hardly.

I'm just honored to have been 
able to assist you, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
Haha, now you're embarrassing me.

Heather:
*chuckle*

Derek:
You really know what you're doing,
though.

I'm sure Chief Kasal will have no
qualms about making you permanent
now.

Keep up the great work.

Heather:
I'll try, Doctor.

Angie:
Dr. Stiles, what room is the 
emergency patient in!?

Oh, Ms. Ross! What brings you
here?

Heather:
Long time no see, Ms. Thompson.

Actually, I just got hired.
Today is my first day.

Angie:
Wh-What...? Really?

Derek:
She'll be my assistant when you're 
helping the other doctors, Angie.

Angie: 
O-Oh... I see...

Heather:
Ms. Thompson...

I know I have a lot to learn, but
I'll do my best to keep up.

Angie:
O-Of course. If you have any
questions, just let me know...

So, um, welcome. It'll be great to
have a nurse of your abillity to
help us out around here.

...Right, Dr. Stiles?

Derek:
Y-Yeah...

O------------O
|6-2 Anathema|
O------------O

Police Chief: "To our knowledge,
the current leader of Delphi is
Heinrich von Raitenau."

"It's also noteworthy that he is
The grandson of The former leader,
Austrian-born Erich von Raitenau."

"Von Raitenau Sr. is The man
who engineered GUILT, operating
under The code name, 'Adam'."

"When Delphi was exposed three years
ago, Heinrich's alleged
participation was unconfirmed..."

"But we know now with certainty
that he played a role in The GUILT
research from The beginning."

Chairmen:"Can You tell us how The
change in leadership has affected
their ideology?"

Police Chief:"Unfortunately,
Heinrich's beliefs are essentially
in line with his predecessor's."

"He rejects The very philosophy of
medicine, claiming it violates
nature's design."

"Delphi clings to their demented
assertions, that mass murder with
GUILT brings 'peace' to mankind."

Sidney:
It's sickening to think that
they could believe such ludicrous
ideas...

Hoffman:
Yes. They may not have as much
power as before, but they are
certainly still a viable threat.

Especially knowing that they are
capable of bringing about further
evolutions of GUILT...

Buckley:
I'm Detective David Buckley. I'll 
be presenting The countermeasures
we've taken against them thus far.

We've begun coordinating an
expansive search across most major
cities for potential threats.

Our priority has been on high
population density areas that are
more viable targets for them.

We've also cross-examined The 
evidence obtained from prior raids
with The confessions of suspects.

This intel has confirmed several
likely Delphi hideouts near
Angeles Bay and Santa Balboa.

We are pressing to conduct
full-scale investigations on these
facilities as we speak.

Mercer:
Mr. Chairman, may I have a word
with The assembly?

Chairman:"You may, Mr. Mercer."

Mercer:
My name is Patrick Mercer, CEO
of The Hands of Asclepius.

It is clear that The entire world
must once again come to terms with
The reality of GUILT terrorism.

Now, more than ever, we must unite
in our efforts to stand strong
against this ominous threat.

We owe our thanks to The combined
efforts of Caduceus USA and The 
U.N. for our previous successes.

The final raid on The Delphi base
still remains a testament to how
effective alliances can be.

Now, in order to truly annihilate
them, we must rally under The 
banner of singularity once more.

The Hands of Asclepius stand at
The ready, and I am here before 
You to offer our full cooperation.

Our doctors' Healing Touches are
being further enhanced by The day,
ready to face potential terrorism.

However, The true purpose of my
address to You today...

is to announce that The Hands of
Asclepius have developed a weapon 
that may be GUILT's final blow.

Sidney:
...A weapon...?

Hoffman:
Whatever it is, it sounds like
he has complete confidence in it.
Let's see what he has to say...

[Fade out and in]

Grunt:
I've returned from my assignment,
Your Excellency...

Our base of activities in Angeles
Bay has been discovered, and five
of our comrades were arrested!

Raitenau:
...This is already our third
location...

It's just as The rumors said...
The police in this country are
exceptional.

Grunt 2:
...Do You think they acquired The
location from those who were 
captured...?

Raitenau:
They may have talked, but I'm
sure The police are also using
other resources...

They are closing in on us, slowly
but surely.

Grunt:
You think they'll find us here,
my lord?

Grunt 2:
No, The likelihood of that is 
slim, for now.

We've ensured that only a select 
few of our operatives know this
location.

Grunt:
But, are we just going to let
them do this to us!?

Raitenau:
......

It would not be to our benefit
to lose any more of our forces.

Send and encrypted message to all
of our comrades...

The time has come to launce
Operation Hades!

Grunt:
Right away, sir!

Raitenau:
My brothers, let us toast to The
eternal peace that GUILT shall
bring to The fortunate...

and to The memory of our
forefather, Adam!

Grunt 2:
Sir!

Raitenau:
Zum Wohl!

All: "Zum Wohl!"

Raitenau:
...Let our judgement now be passed
upon these blinded doctors...

O-------------------O
|6-3 Widespread Fear|
O-------------------O

Grunt:
This is a good location...
Are you sure we haven't been seen?

Grunt 2:
Yeah, I'm pretty sure we're still 
in the clear.

Grunt:
We have the wind on our side.
The direction is perfect.

The timer has been set to two
minutes; once airborne, GUILT
will spread all over the city.

Grunt 2:
Our next target is the station.
Let's move.

Grunt:
Yes... Let Operation Hades
begin.

Sinners, prepare for your journey
to your final resting place!

Grundt 2:
For the glory of Delphi!

[Fade out and in]

PA System: "Emergency! Multiple
GUILT outbreaks have been reported 
across the city!"

"Terrorist activity is suspected!
Support teams are being requested
by the federal government."

"All emergency team personnel are
to prepare for immediate
dispatch!"

Derek:
What!? Damn... They've done it...

Tyler:
Didn't the cops have'em
practically cornered!? They must
have gotten desperate!

Angie:
GUILT outbreaks in multiple
locations... How many people have
been affected!?

Derek:
I don't know, but we need to
hurry!

Angie:
Right, Doctor!

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
...! This is horrible...!

Heather:
S-So many people have collapsed! 
Are they all GUILT victims!?

Angie:
Some of the test results are
coming in now!

...Chiral reactions are positive.
It should be Tetarti!

Derek:
Chief, we need to start treating
people, now!

Sidney:
Derek, wait! We just recieved 
information from the other 
districts.

There are reports of patients in
critical condition coming from
at least four city blocks!

We need to divide our team up
and begin treatment!

Clarks and Sears, head to the 
central area.

Stephen:
Understood. Let's move, Leslie!

Sidney:
Chase and Ross, there's an area
marked south of here. You two
head over there!

Tyler:
Right!

Angie:
...No, wait a second, Chief Kasal!

Sidney:
Angie...?

Angie:
This is Heather's first experience
dealing with GUILT.

Dr. Stiles is more familiar with
the disease, so... I think she 
should work with him.

That way, I can assist Dr. Chase,
and our treatment should be more 
effective!

Heather:
Ms. Thompson...

Sidney:
Very well. Angie, please head
south with Dr. Chase. Hurry!

Angie:
Yes!

Dr. Stiles, you'll have to take
care of Ms. Ross!

Derek:
No problem!

Sidney:
You two need to head north to the
commercial district. Good luck!

Derek:
Alright, let's go, Heather!

Heather:
Yes, sir!

Sidney:
There are so many infected...
They must have dispersed GUILT
into the air.

We have to stop it from causing
any more damage!

[Fade out and in]

Police Officer: 
"Thank God, a
doctor! Please, help these
people!"

Derek:
Ngh...! Is it this bad
everywhere!?

Heather, we have to begin!

Heather:
I'm ready...!

But, Doctor, can Caduceus handle
this many patients!?

Derek:
Right now... we don't have a 
choice!

[Operation Briefing]

What!? A child...!

Derek:
Heather, try to stay calm.

Heather:
Y-Yes, I'm sorry! Let's begin the
briefing.

This patient is infected with
the GUILT called "Tetarti."

Preliminary tests show that there
are already poisonous polyps
formed on the liver's outer skin.

There is one objective for this
operation:

-Eliminate Tetarti.

Doctor...

Derek:
Don't worry, I won't let this 
kid die!

Heather:
Yes, Doctor!

Derek:
Alright... Let's begin the 
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Heather:
W-Well, let's get started.

Derek:
Heather.

Heather:
Y-Yes!?

Derek:
Just relax for a second, and take
a deep breath.

Heather:
OK...

Derek:
I know that you're probably
nervousm being that this is your
first GUILT operation...

But don't worry. Just assist me as
you would on a normal operation.

Heather:
...Understood, Dr, Stiles.

Derek:
Great. Let's begin!

Heather:
So, these are the toxic
diverticula created by Tetarti...
Please inject the serum into them.

Tetarti is incoming!

Tetarti has appeared. Please
inject the corresponding serum.

Injection of the serum into the
third body was successful.
Chiral reaction is decreasing.

Tetarti has reappeared. Please
continue the treatment,
Dr. Stiles.

Chiral reaction is decreasing
drastically. If we continue at
this pace, we'll--

D-Dr. Stiles! Tetarti has
resurfaced, but... it's a color
we haven't seen before!

What are we supposed to do!?
There's no time to ready a new
serum! The patient will--

Derek:
Don't worry, Heather. We already 
have a new serum ready for it.

An antigen sample was found that
Delphi had left behind at
their hideout.

Heather:
An antigen sample?

Derek:
Yes, it was a premature sample of
the fifth color of Tetarti. R&D
created a serum from it.

Heather:
Then... we'll be able to save 
this patient!

Derek:
Exactly. Let's continue
eliminating Tetarti!

Heather:
The new serum is working! You're 
doing great, Dr. Stiles!

Chiral reaction is dropping again!

...Eradication of Tetarti has been
confirmed.

I'm so glad... Dr. Stiles, let's 
close him up.

Please close him up.

Lastly, bandage the sutured
incision.

That concludes the operation. I'll
go see if there are any more 
patients.

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
Alright...! This patient's
operation is complete. Heather,
bring in the next one, please!

Heather:
Dr. Stiles... Are you sure you're
alright? That was your eighth
surgery...

Shouldn't you take a few minutes
to--

Derek:
There are too many lives in
danger! I need to keep going!

Heather:
Doctor...

If only we had a little support...

Derek:
I know you must be exhausted, but
hang in there!

Heather:
...I know, Dr. Stiles.
I'll assist you until we're done!

Derek:
That's the spirit! Now, please
sanitize the operating table for
the next procedure!

Heather:
Right away, Doctor!

Victor:
Dr. Stiles!
What type of GUILT does your next
patient have!?

Derek:
...Dr. Niguel...!?

Heather:
The charts say the infection type 
is Tetarti!

Victor:
Alright. Then, why don't you give
this stuff a shot...?

Derek:
What is this...? Some kind of new
medicine?

Victor:
Yeah, it's that "weapon" developed
by the Hands of Asclepius, in
conjunction with Acropolis...

According to them, it's a serum
that genetically induces necrosis
in GUILT.

Derek:
Really...!?
But, have its effects been tested?

Victor:
Yeah... It arrived with a report
from none other that Professor
Blackwell.

It still pisses me off that those
HOA bastards managed to come up
with this...

But all the same, this is a real
GUILT killer!

Just confirm what strain of GUILT
you're dealing with, and
administer the appropriate serum!

Derek:
Got it. Heather, go ahead and
bring in the patient!

Heather:
Right away!

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
...Thank you for your hard work,
Director Hoffman.

I never imagined having to bring
you into this...

Hoffman:
I don't have as much stamina as I
used to, but I'm glad I was able
to get through all the patients.

It seems the HOA's doctors were
put to the test, as well.

Sidney:
Yes, I heard they brought in more 
than 50 surgeons.

This is one of the largest-scale acts
of biological terrorism this 
country has ever faced...

But, the damage was kept to a 
minimum because the HOA's
efforts as well as that serum.

Hoffman:
I'm glad to hear that.

I have to say, their new
medication is impressive.

Sidney:
Yes, but I've also heard some
things about that serum...

Rumor has it Mr. Mercer used his
connections to get it pushed
through the approval process...

I hope that no side effects
emerge as a result.

Hoffman:
I agree.
They're saying that this will
end the war on GUILT...

I just hope that will be the case.

Sidney:
Me too, although I think it's
still early to let our guard down.

[Fade out and in]

Anchorman: "Authorities have
confirmed that no fatalities have
yet been linked to the out break."

"While several patients remain in
critical condition, doctors assure
us a survival rate of 100%."

"Many are lauding this success as
a miracle, but reality is more
scientific, and less divine."

"The Hands of Asclepius have come
forward with a new serum they 
claim will end the GUILT threat."

"HOA CEO Patrick Mercer, was on 
hand at a press conference held
shortly after the emergency."

"He stated, 'The GUILT virus will
soon become a footnote in the 
history of our nation.'"

"The HOA has succeeded in ending
its threat, and all that remains
is the terrorists' apprehension."

Raitenau:
Turn it off...

Grunt:
My lord?

Raitenau:
I said, turn it off!

Grunt:
Y-Yes, sir!

Raitenau:
How... How did our GUILT...

There was no way Operation Hades
could end in failure...!

We released concentrated GUILT at
the perfect locations...

Does this mean that the 
teachings of Adam are false!?

Grunt:
......

Raitenau:
The Hands of Asclepius...
And Acropolis, too...

My vengeance shall be swift...!

O------------O
|6-4 Backfire|
O------------O

- A few days later -

Tyler:
*siiiggghhh*

Leslie:
...Still suffering from your
chronic depression, Dr. Chase?

C'mon, you need to try to be
positive in times like these.

Tyler:
Psh, easier said than done.
We're short on supplies, we're
understaffed...

It's hard not to be depressed,
don'tcha think?

Leslie:
Well, that's true, but--

Tyler:
And ever since that GUILT
outbreak, everybody's been singing
the HOA's praises...

What about us?
If this keeps up, we may lose
even more funding.

Leslie:
Shhh! Dr. Chase, now's not the 
best time to bring that up...

Tyler:
What are you so worried about?
We should be able to openly
discuss--

Victor:
Those government bastards con fly
over here, walk down to my office,
and kiss my--

Tyler:
Whoa!

Victor isn't just having a bad
day... He looks like he's gonna
kill someone!

Leslie:
Well... Since that serum created
by the HOA produced such great
results...

...The government has considered
centralizing all the GUILT
research at Acropolis.

And if that happens, Dr. Niguel
will be forced to hand over his
materials to... them.

Tyler:
Oh man, that sucks...

But hey, where are Derek and Angie
today?

Don't tell me they both took the
day off... We don't have enough
people as it is.

Leslie:
No, the police requested their
support, so they're out this
morning.

Tyler:
The cops, huh... Sucks to be them,
too.

...Wait a second, if those two 
aren't here, that means...

Leslie:
That's right, you've got quite 
a few patients waiting for you,
Doctor.

I've already prepared their 
charts, so have fun!

Tyler:
Awww, give me a break...

[Fade out and in]

Buckley:
...The complex wheret he Delphi
remnants are hiding is just ahead.

Our sources have confirmed that
this is one of their bases of
operation.

The SWAT team will be conducting
a raid there...

But we're taking precautions.
They could still attempt to use
GUILT as a retaliatory weapon.

In the event that they do resort
to that, we'd like to have you on
hand. Just in case.

Derek:
Of course. We'd be glad to help.

But...

Buckley:
...Hm?

Derek:
Why did you request us, and not
the Hands of Asclepius?

I hate to admit it, but they've
gained a better reputation than
Caduceus.

And they have a larger pool of
doctors too...

Buckley:
...Well, to tell you the truth,
my superiors did tell me to ask
the HOA for their support.

But, I know what the two of you
were able to do when President
Mayuzumi was kidnapped...

I just figured I'd go with people
who have a good track record.

Derek:
I appreciate your confidence in
us.

Buckley:
At times like this, you want
dependable people on your team.

Angie:
...Um, are you implying...

Buckley:
...?

Angie:
...that you don't trust the HOA
doctors?

Derek:
A-Angie...

Buckley:
Well, the medical team over at the
HOA is the best, hands down.

Still, I can't really put my
finger on it...

Something just doesn't seem right
about them.

Derek:
...?

Buckley:
Excuse me.

...Alright.
Thanks.

They're ready to strike.
We need to get you two in
position at the standby point.

Derek:
O-OK...

[Fade out and in]

Grunt:
Dammit!
It's no use!

We can't get past 'em! We're
stuck!

Grunt 2:
Put them to sleep with fentanl!

Grunt:
Got it!

SWAT Soldier:
Captain! They released some sort
of gas!

A few of our men are down!

SWAT Commander:
Alright, fall back! We need an
analysis of that gas!

Try to-- What the!?

Look out!!

[Fade out and in]

Angie:
...I hope everyone in there is
doing alright...

Derek:
...I don't know... It doesn't seem
like things are going as planned.

Should we--

Grunt:
...Don't move.

Angie:
*gasp*

Derek:
Angie!

Grunt:
Make one sound and I'll kill her.

Derek:
Wh-What do you want...?

Grunt:
Move toward me. Slowly. Don't even
think about alerting the others.

[Fade out and in]

SWAT Soldier:
Captain! We searched the car.
Whoever was in there got out!

There's no sign of the hostiles
who dispensed the gas either!

SWAT Commander:
It must have been a diversion!

Contact the others outside!
Have them expand their perimeter!

SWAT Soldier:
Yes, sir!

Captain!

One of our own wagons is missing!

SWAT Commander:
What!?

...! The doctors! Are they
alright!?

SWAT Soldier:
There's no sign of them!

SWAT Commander:
Dear God...!

[Fade out and in]

Grunt:
...I don't see any pursuers.
Looks like we're out of their 
search area.

Grunt 2:
Alright... But don't let your
guard down. We've got an injured
comrade.

That's going to make it hard to
get past an inspection point...

Regardless, we need to get as far
away from this area as possible!

Angie:
D-Doctor...

Derek:
Try to stay calm, Angie.
We don't want to aggravate them...

Grunt:
This could be risky, but we don't
really have a choice.

I guess we're lucky to have
doctors as hostages.

Hey, Doctor!
You better know surgery... because
you're gonna treat my friend here!

Derek:
What!? You mean, here!?
In the car!?

Grunt:
You heard me!
Now move to the back seat! He's 
got a broken arm!

That Caduceus crest isn't just
for show, now is it?

Angie:
What makes you think we'll 
cooperate?

Grunt:
I don't remember giving you a
choice! Fix that injury, now!

And if we run into the police,
you're going to tell them we're 
on the way to the hospital!

Derek:
...Alright.

Angie: 
Doctor...!?

Derek:
We have to act like professionals,
Angie. This man is injured.

It's our obligation to provide
treatment.

Angie:
... I understand. Just tell me
what to do.

Grunt:
Quit wasting time!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
B-Before we start, I'll try to
explain the patient's condition...

The patient seems to have been
injured while he was escaping,
and--!

Hey! Don't be so reckless! You
expect to operate on this guy
while thi whole car's shaking!?

Grunt:
Shut your damn mouth!

All I care about right now is
putting some distance between
us and the cops!

You two need to suck it up and
treat him!

Grunt 2:
Don't forget... We only need one
hostage!

Angie:
Wha--!?

Derek:
...Angie, please continue with
the briefing.

Angie:
...Y-Yes, Doctor.

During his escape, the terrorist
was hit by an oncoming car.

He has suffered a fracture in
his right arm.

Derek:
This doesn't look so good... It's
definitely a compound fracture.

We can't fix it with any simple
first aid procedure. We'll need
to operate...

Angie:
In that case, the operation
objectives will be:

-Treat the external injuries.
-Treat the fractured arm.

...And that should be it.

But the problem is--

Derek:
I know. It's not so much the
patient's condition as it is the
situation we're in.

I can't get a good view of the
affected area all crammed in a car
like this. Plus, it's so dark...

Hey you guys, do you have a 
flashlight or something? It's 
really hard to see back here!

Grunt:
Don't ask dumb questions! Make 
due with what you've got!

Derek:
...!

Angie:
Doctor...

Derek:
This is gonna be tough... but we
don't have a choice.

There's a patient in front of us,
and he needs medical attention...

Angie:
You're right...

Derek:
Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
It's too dark to see anything! How
are we supposed to operate like 
this!?

Grunt:
Alright already! Stop whining!
Maybe this will help!

Angie:
A penlight...?

Doctor, this should suffice!
Let's use this to carry out the 
operation!

First, select the penlight.

Now select an area of the
operation field and I'll shine the
light on it.

Now we can see at least a small
portion of the operation field.

If you'd like me to move the
location of the light, slide it to 
where you'd like to see.

First, let's confirm the external 
injuries with the penlight and 
treat them.

I'm going to keep the light here. 
Select the penlight again when you
need me to move it.

Treatment of the skin is complete.
Let's open his arm up.

It seems that the broken bones 
are lodged into the arm...

Use the penlight to confirm the
direction they're lodged in, and
then retrieve the bone fragments.

One bone fragment has been 
retrieved. Please extract the next
one in the same manner.

Aah!

H-Hey! Watch how you're drivving!
We're trying to treat your friend 
back here!

Grunt:
We've got our own problems, lady!
Just shut up and keep working on 
him!

Angie:
Don't be ridiculous! At least warn
us before you're going to make a 
sharp turn like that!

Grunt:
Tch! ...Fine!

Angie:
Doctor, they're going to let us
know beforehand when the car's 
about to make a sharp turn.

Please halt the treatment while 
the car is turning.

The third bone fragment has been 
retrieved... You're doing well,
Doctor!

Retrieval of bone fragments is
complete! Let's move onto treating
the remaining wounds.

Treatment of the affected area is 
complete.

Let's use the penlight to figure
out where the bone fragments go,
and then put them back into place.

The first one has been set. Let's 
move on.

That's the third one...
Almost done, Doctor!

All the bone fragments have been
set in place. Now affix them with
the antibiotic gel.

All bone fragments have been 
affixed. We're... done treating
everything.

Huh!? NOW we get some light!

Derek:
Looks like we entered a tunnel.

Angie:
Figures...

...It's a pretty long tunnel,
Doctor. Now's your chance to close
him up.

Disinfect the incision and then
bandage it up.

That was difficult... But we 
pulled through, Doctor!

...But, what's going to happen to
us now?

Derek:
I wish I could say something more
reassuring, but...

Don't worry, Angie, I'm sure 
they'll rescue us. All we can do
for now is believe that.

Angie:
I guess you're right...

Grunt:
Hey, stop chit-chatting! Are you
done with the operation!?

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
...We're done.

He won't have to worry about
losing functionality in his arm.

Grunt:
...It's no wonder you represent
Caduceus... Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
...!

Grunt:
I had a feeling I'd seen your face 
before, but watching your 
operation confirms it.

Hahaha, what luck to have captured
the archnemesis of Delphi!

Derek:
...What are you going to do
with us?

Grunt:
Do you even have to ask?
You will face you judgement
before His Excellency...

And you as well, Angie Thompson.

Angie:
...!

Grunt:
If we haven't seen the police by 
now, there's no way they'll catch
us.

We don't need hostages anymore...
Now, I'll consider you as sinners!

Hahahahaha!

Derek:
Ngh...!

O-------------------O
|6-5 Lord of Plagues|
O-------------------O

Derek: "......"

(It's been a while since they
blindfolded us... Where could we
be...?)

(If The car kept going west, we
could be all The way past Santa
Balboa...)

(I can tell The road is really
steep and curvy... We must be on
a mountain or something...)

"...Angie, are You OK?"

Angie: "Yes..."

Grunt:
Hey, who told You to speak!?

Derek: "......"

[Fade out and in]

Grunt:
Alright. I'm taking off your 
blindfolds. Make any sudden moves
and you'll regret it.

Derek: "......"

Grunt:
OK, get out!
Don't try anything stupid!

Derek:
(Where are we...? ...Wait, that
mountain looks familiar...!)

Angie:
What a huge mansion... It's like 
a castle!

Grunt 2:
Shut up and keep walking!

Derek:
......

(This is such a remote area...
Is this Delphi's main hideout?)

[Fade out and in]

Grunt:
My lord, I have brought them.

Raitenau:
Hm...

Welcome to my manor... Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
You must be Delphi's new boss...

Raitenau:
Exactly. I am Heinrich von
Raitenau.

I am overjoyed to meet The ones
who blasphemed against Adam, my
venerable grandfather.

...The vengeance I've awaited so
long to exact is now at hand.

Derek:
So, you're The one behind all The
outbreaks we've been fighting!

Raitenau:
Ha! Doctors... You toy with men's 
lives, defying The rules of
nature.

You prevent natural selection from
occurring, instead bringing
mankind The pain of old age.

And yet, You adamantly deny The
clear truth...

If You would just leave things in
our hands, humanity would return
to its natural state.

Derek:
...Don't You get it? Your acts of
terrorism have all failed.

GUILT is no longer a threat to 
mankind!

I--no, anyone who values life--
could never understand what you're 
trying to do.

And we don't care to!

You're nothing more than
murderers, hiding behind ideas
that aren't even rational!

Raitenau:
...This little sparring match of
ideologies isn't worth my time.
Truth shall prevail in The end.

Besides, people like You could
never understand The intricacies
of GUILT like we do.

It's unfortunate, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
You're right, it is unfortunate.
I wish I could talk some sense
into You.

Raitenau:
...I find it humorous, though,
that You actually believe GUILT is
no longer a threat.

Derek:
What...?

Raitenau:
GUILT is limitless--The forms it
can take, exponential.

That serum Acropolis created...

It will become as worthless as The
fools who created it when we
introduce new GUILT to The world.

Derek:
A new strain!? How's that poss--

Angie:
...Wait, then The GUILT we
couldn't identify that was inside
Emilio was...?

Raitenau:
...Hmph. We possess The hosts who
give birth to new GUILT...

Descendants of The noble Adam
himself.

Now, onto You, Ms. Thompson...

Angie:
......

Raitenau:
I must extend a special welcome 
to You, just as we did when You
were brought to us as a newborn...

You, too, have The genes of a 
Sinner. It must be fate that You
have been brought back to us.

Angie:
Fate!? Don't give me that! You
people ruined my father's life!

Raitenau:
It is such a blessing that we have
found The lost maiden--The mother
for a new generation of GUILT.

Your body shall nurture The new
strain...

I can't wait to tell The young
Prince and Princess; this will
surely satisfy them...

Derek:
Y-You're going to use Angie as
a host!?

Angie:
...Prince and Princess...?

Derek:
You monsters! I won't let You do
that to her!

Grunt:
Don't move!

Derek:
Ngh...!

Raitenau:
Resistance is futile, Dr. Stiles.

Consider The situation You are in.

Besides, You will be taking part
in The coming of The new GUILT
as well.

You will make a fine test subject
for The GUILT we cultivate out of
her body...

Derek:
You...!!

Raitenau:
Save your breath. I've wasted 
enough time talking to You...

Take them to their cell.

Grunt:
Yes, sir!

Get over here!

Derek:
Heinrich! You can't do this!!

Heinriiiiich!

Angie:
......

Raitenau:
...Heaven smiles down upon us.

O---------------O
|6-6 Improvising|
O---------------O

Grunt:
Get in there!

Derek:
Tch...!

Angie:
......

Derek:
Dang it!

...As if it's gonna open...

Still, we have to escape...
Somehow...

Angie:
......

Derek:
Angie... Are you OK?

You must be terrified after what
Heinrich said, but--

Angie:
Dr. Stiles... It scares me to
think about being implanted with
GUILT...

But... What's really getting to
me, is that my body will be used 
to help create it...

I became a nurse to treat people
suffering from diseases like 
GUILT, not harm them...

Derek:
Angie...

Come on, we can't give up hope
yet. That's exactly what they 
want us to do.

If they do infect you, I'll 
surgically remove it. I promise.

And I won't let anyone else fall
victim to GUILT, either--for as 
long as I live.

Angie:
...You're right. I shouldn't 
panic. The world's greatest
surgeon is right here beside me.

I'm sorry... I'm OK now.

Derek:
Yeah, don't worry, Angie!

I'll... I'll protect you!

Angie:
*smile* I know you will, Doctor.

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
I wish we could have gotten more 
information out of Heinrich about
his new GUILT...

I kind of lost it back there...

Angie:
Don't beat yourself up over it,
Doctor. Anyone would have,
Although...

Didn't it seem strange...? It
seemed like he didn't know about
the GUILT we found inside Emilio.

Derek:
Yeah, they didn't use it in the 
outbreaks, either.

Angie:
And this Prince and Princess...
There are so many questions we
don't have the answer to.

Derek:
Well, there's a lot of things to
report after we get out of here.

That's our biggest problem,
though... How do we escape...?

......

...Hey, this electronic lock...

Angie:
Hm? What is it, Doctor?

Derek:
...Well... If I had the right 
tools, I could probably make it
open from here.

Angie:
Really? ...Doctor!

I have some operation tools
with me. Is there any chance
they would work...!?

Derek:
What!? They didn't confiscate 
them!?

Angie:
I hid a few of them while we were
performing the operation in the
car... Just in case.

Derek:
Quick thinking, Angie!

Angie:
*smile* Thank you. So, think you
can use them?

Derek:
This just might work...

Alright, I'm going to give it a try!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
What do you think, Doctor?

Derek:
This is gonna be one tough
patient... But I should be able
to manage.

Angie:
To tell you the truth,

I never imagined we'd have to
disable an electronic lock...

Derek:
Well, I did have to disarm a bomb
once with a scalpel and a laser.
That was interestin.

Angie:
Was that when there was a bomb
threat at the conference you
attended with Dr. Kasal?

Derek:
Yeah, that was probably the worst
patient I've ever operated on in
my entire life.

But, I learned a valuable lesson 
that day, too.

In times like these, you just have
to do whatever you can with what
you have, and hope for the best.

Of course, I also learned why
they call Dr. Kasal the "Iron
Vixen."

Angie:
Haha, she's a tough one.

Derek:
Now, let's get this door open and
get back to our friends, Angie.

Angie:
Yes, Doctor!

Alright, I'm starting the--Er...
right...

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
OK Doctor, let's give it our best
shot.

Derek:
I'll get us outta here, no matter
what it takes, Angie!

But it's so dark... If I could
just get a little light on this
thing...

Angie:
...Doctor! I still have the
penlight from the car!

Luck is on our side!

That must be the lid of the 
electronic lock.

First, we need to take off the lid 
so we can check what the circuitry
is like underneath.

Let's insert the scalpel into the
gap of the lid and force it open!

It looks like it's working! Try 
the same thing on the other side!

...Doctor, it opened!

Let's take a look inside and keep 
going!

There's a line of plugs... If we 
pull the out, we may [be] able to
short the circuit.

But the plug that's lit must be
operational...

I don't think we should touch the 
plug when it's lit.

Please pull it out carefully,
Doctor. If you don't, it may
trigger the alarm...

...It came out, Doctor! Please
place the extracted plug over
here.

Let's keep pulling out the other
plugs!

That's the third one... You're
doing well, Doctor!

We did it! The lock has been 
disabled!

Derek;
......

Angie:
Doctor, are you alright?

Derek:
Y-Yeah, I'm OK. Let's get going!

(That was exhausting...)

Angie:
No... It has two locks!?

Derek:
...It's alright. I'll get through
this one too!

Angie:
OK... Hang in there, Doctor!

We'll be able to take this lid
off soon...

Removal complete! Let's deal with
the inside now.

...It looks like the same
structure as before. Pulling out
the plugs should work.

There's the first one... Keep up
the good work!

Almost there, Doctor!

You did it, Doctor! The lock's 
been disabled!

W-Wait... There's a third lock!?
This can't be...

Derek:
No, we can't give up, no matter
how many of them there are!

(But this is pretty draining... I 
hope I still have enough energy to 
make a run for it after this...)

Angie:
Doctor...?

Derek:
Don't worry... Let's keep 
disabling them!

Angie:
It's going smoothly, Doctor!

The lid`s removed. Let's extract
the plugs now!

That's the first one...!

The third one has been disposed 
of! Keep it up, Doctor!

Doctor! You've disabled the third
lock!

There's another lock...? This is the
fourth one...

Derek:
(Man, how many can there be...?)

Angie:
The scalpel has gotten so dull...
It may be hard to force open another
lid with it.

Maybe we can apply some sort of 
lubricant to the lid to compensate
for the dulled scalpel.

Force the lid open with the scalpel!

It's one nerve-racking moment 
after another... Just a little
more, though!

We got it off, somehow. Now we
just have to take care of those
plugs!

That's the first one...

This is the third one... How many
more could there be!?

The lock... It's disabled!

D-Doctor...! The door opened!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
......

...The coast looks clear.

Let's go, Angie.

Angie:
OK...

... I don't see any security 
cameras...

Derek:
Oh, good. I didn't even think to
check for those...

It's pretty late, too. Hopefully
there are fewer patrols around...

...So far, so good...

Now, if only we could contact
Caduceus... Or even the police...

O-----------O
|6-7 Tragedy|
O-----------O

Derek:
......

Good... Still no sign of anyone.

If we could find a phone or a 
computer somewhere...

Angie:
Doctor, look! On the table...

Derek:
...A satellite phone! Good
eye, Angie!

We should be able to contact 
the police with this!

[Fade out and in]

Mercer:
We'd like to have complete
jurisdiction over the support
team this time, Detective.

If we've truly located the leader
of Delhi, this operation cannont
fail, under any circumstances.

Buckley:
Yes... I've been fully briefed on
the situation.

Mercer:
Then, why the hesitation? The
Hands of Asclepius is far more
competent that Caduceus.

And there really is no thoer
option, considering their ace
surgeon himself is a prisoner.

Buckley:
True, but Dr. Stiles risked his
life to contact us... Shouldn't--

Adel:
That's exactly why you need to
ensure he is rescued, by bringing
us.

Buckley:
...Very well. I'll allow the HOA
to accompany us.

We;ll be infiltrating the complex
as soon as we arrive, so there
won't be a moment to lose.

Please keep that in mind.

Mercer:
Understood, Detective.

I'll inform Caduceus. They should
know what's going on.

I can't stress enough how critical
this operation is.

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
Alright, I think we gave the
police enough information to
locate us.

Now, we just have to wait for them
to get here.

Angie:
But, Doctor... You really think
we should go back to that cell?
Shouldn't we run away?

Derek:
If they find out we've escaped, 
they'll definitely be on the
alert...

Even worse, Heinrich might take
precautions and leave this place.

Don't worry. I can unlock that 
door again, if we have to.

It'll be much safer for everyone
involved if we just stay put.

Angie:
...I see. Let's go back then.

I'll... be OK, as long as I'm with
you, Doctor.

Derek:
Angie...

Alright, let's hurry.

[Fade out and in]

SWAT Soldier:
We're in position, Captain.
We'll enter on your command.

SWAT Commander:
Good. Have we learned the location
of the room where Dr. Stiles and
Nurse Thompson are being held?

SWAT Soldier:
Yes, sir. Both the satellite image
and the thermal sensors have
confirmed where they're held.

Buckley:
Captain, I know you're fully
aware of this, but those two must
be saved at all costs.

SWAT Commander:
We understand, Detective.

Men, securing the hostages is our
number one priority

However, if you get a visual on
von Raitenau, confirm his position
and neutralize him.

Seal off all the exits! 
We can't let him escape!

SWAT Soldier:
Yes, sir!

Alright, move in!

[Fade out and in]

Angie:
*gasp* Doctor...!?

Derek:
It must be them!

[Fade out and in]

Mercer:
So, it's begun...

Buckley:
I hope they're alright...

Adel:
Dr. Stiles has managed to survive
through many dangerous situations.

This isn't his first battle
against Delphi, and his stay in
Costigar was also quite volatile.

I don't think he's the type to let
a situation like this get the best
of him.

Buckley:
......

Huh!? Isn't that him!?

Doctor, over here!
Stay low!

Derek:
*gasp* *gasp*

Almost there, Angie!

Angie:
...I'll... *gasp* make it.

Buckley:
Dr. Stiles!

Mercer:
Ah... You're safe.

Derek:
... *gasp* ...

Detective Buckley... And...
Chief Mercer? Adel!?

Buckley:
Are you two alright!?
Are you wounded!?

Angie:
No... *pant* We're... fine.

Mercer:
Dr. Tulba, now that the hostages
have been secured...

...we can provide support to the   
the strike team.                   (Not a typo, look at it yourself!)

Adel:
Understood. 

We'll do everything we can to
help apprehend Heinrich.

Derek:
...!? You're going inside, Adel!?

Adel:
I'm sure you're exhausted,
Dr. Stiles. Please leave the rest
to us.

Everyone, we're going in!

HOA Doctor:
...Yes, sir.

Derek:
...Bring me a standard issue
protection kit!

Adel:
You're coming? ...I don't think
that would be wise, Doctor.

Mercer:
Yes, don't be rash, Dr. Stiles. 
You just got away from them!

Derek:
They have something in there we
don't know about yet...

If you're going, then I am too!

Adel:
Fine, suit yourself.

This will be the end of Delphi!

Angie:
I'll join you, Doctor!
You may need me if something 
happens!

Derek:
Angie... Thank you.

Buckley:
Here's the kit for you and
Nurse Thompson.

Make sure you come back in one
piece... Both of you.

Mercer:
Delphi may be on its last legs...
But don't let your guard down.

[Fade out an in]

SWAT Soldier:
Alpha Unit, reporting in!
90% of the premises is secured!

No sign of primary target!

We are currently on the basement
level,

and we're detecting a high-level
chiral reaction from a locked room
down here. Your orders, Captain?

SWAT Commander:
I copy, Alpha Team.
OUr target is most likely in that
room.

Hold your position while I send in
the medical unit. Proceed at will 
once they have arrived!

SWAT Soldier:
Roger!

SWAT Commander:
Doctors, we'd like you to head 
over to the basement. Are you
ready?

Adel:
Yes, of course.

Derek:
Let's go, Angie!

Angie:
Right!

[Fade out and in]

SWAT Soldier:
What the...!?

Doctor! Over here!

Derek:
No... How could they...!?

Angie:
They've made more Sinners!?

Karl:
...Wer sind Sie?             (Who are you?)

Christine:
......

SWAT Soldier:
Doctor... Wh-What are they!?

Derek:
They're living incubators...
Their bodies are being used to
cultivate GUILT!

Heinrich, you...!

Angie:
Doctor, look out!

SWAT Soldier:
Freeze! Don't move!

Raitenau:
...Our sublime plans would have
been executed flawlessly, if not
for you.

But... It's still not too late.

Derek:
Nobody go near him!

...He may be armed with GUILT.

Raitenau:
I underestimated you, Dr. Stiles.

But I have learned from the past.
I will not be taken as easily as
my grandfather.

Derek:
What have you learned!? Look at
these children! You're repeating
the same mistakes all over again!

Raitenau:
They are no ordinary Sinners. This
is Karl, and this is Christine...
My son and daughter.

The Prince and Princess of a new
dawn for mankind!

Adel:
Hmph, talk about delusions of
grandeur.

Raitenau:
The bloodline of Adam must live
on...

His genetic legacy is the
salvation for humanity. We alone
can end the world's suffering!

It is a sacred mission my family
has been blessed with!

Derek:
You call that a blessing? It's 
nothing but a curse, Heinrich.

You've got yo free yourself from 
this so-called destiny!

Don't you understand?
GUILT will never bring people joy!

Raitenau:
...Ha. You will eventually
discover how wrong you are,
Dr. Stiles. 

We live in a world where only the
elite receive medical attention,
and the masses fade away...

GUILT is the great equalizer!
It decides who lives or dies, 
without regard for social class.

Adel:
So you thought to control the 
future. Too bad your ambitions
will never come to fruition.

Raitenau:
Oh, but they will. Now... let me 
show you the power of my 
bloodline.

Angie:
...You have GUILT in your
system...! What are you planning!?

Raitenau:
My life will end once...

And long after I'be been declared
dead in the eyes of medicine, my
blood will once again circulate...

The world itself will be vastly
changed by that time.

Derek:
He's trying to use GUILT to enter
suspended animation, just like
Adam did!

SWAT Soldier:
What the-- Gas!

Derek:
It may be GUILT!
Get your hazard gear on!

SWAT Soldier:
This is... *cough* a tranquilizer!

Raitenau:
Ha... Hahahaha!

Adel:
*cough cough* You won't get your
way!

You think you can just escape 
from reality!? Think again!

This serum will put an end to your
crazed ambition, once and for all!

Raitenau:
Wh-What did you-- Ngh!

Karl:
...Ugh!

Christine:
...Aaah!

Derek:
Adel! What have you done!? They're
different from any GUILT patients
we've ever treated before!

They were stable! We could have 
performed the operations after
transporting them out!

Adel:
The necrosis serum has been 
perfected by the HOA! The sooner
the treatment, the better!

Raitenau:
Treay my GUILT? Imposs--

Urgh...!

Adel:
The serum has begun to fatally
alter the GUILT.

It does no harm to the human body.
You shouldn't feel any--

Raitenau:
...Aaaaagh!

My stomach...!

Adel:
...What's going on!?

Karl:
...Vater... Vater!                (...Father... Father!)

Christine:
Aua! ...Ich habe Magenschmerzen!  (Ouch! ...I have stomach pain!)

Angie:
They're all in serious pain!

Derek:
The GUILT in their body must be
reacting violently to the serum!

Adel:
Th-That can't be...!
OUr... Our serum!

We've got no choice then. We need
to operate... I... need... to
operate...

My head... I-I can't see straight!
I must... calm down... Nngh!

Angie:
Dr. Tulba!?

...Doctor! He's in no condition to 
operate!

Derek:
Angie, get ready to perform the 
procedure! There's no time to
lose!

We'll have to do all three of them
in a row, but hang in there!

Angie:
Yes, Dr. Stiles!

Adel:
No... I'll... operate... Ungh...

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
All three patients require 
surgery! We need to determine the
order of operation.

Derek:
Let's stay focussed and come up
with the best plan, so we can save
them all...

...although we can only rely on
their current condition since we 
don't know their medical history.

Angie:
From the chiral reactions and
the coma scale, Heinrich seems
to be in most danger.

Derek:
I see. We should start with him,
then.

I want you to keep your eyes on 
the children.

Angie:
I wil, Doctor.

Now... here's an update on 
Heinrich.

The GUILT "Tetarti" is invading
his liver as we speak.

Derek:
It won't take time for his liver
to be completely covered with 
poisonous polyps.

Angie:
Our objective for this operation
is:

-Eliminate Tetarti.

......

This Tetarti is most likely the 
mutated version, Doctor.

It may have evolved even more
than the one we faced before.

Derek:
It's quite possible...

The Acropolis serum will probably
be ineffective, but let's save 
him!

Angie:
Yes, Doctor!

Derek:
Alright, let's begin the
operation.

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
We're going to be treatin Tetarti
in this operation, Doctor. Let's 
get started.

Toxic diverticula have been
confirmed in the affected area.
Please inject the serum.

Treatment of all toxic diverticula
is complete. We'll have a visual
on Tetarti any second now!

Tetarti has appeared! Please
inject the correspondinf colored
serum!

Chiral reaction decreasing. Keep
up the good work, Doctor.

Chiral reation has weakened
significantly. The treatment is
going smoothly.

Chiral reaction is negative!
Treatment complete!

Let's get him closed up!

Please close him up, Doctor.

Now bandage the sutured incision

Heinrich's treatment is finished.

Let's move onto his son... Karl!

Based on the chiral reaction, the
GUILT present inside Karl's body
should be Kyriaki.

Let's perfrom the treatment before
the lacerations spread any 
further.

Look at these lacerations! It's 
definitely Kyriaki! First, treat
these wounds!

More lacerations have formed!

I've confirmed more Kyriaki!
Please continue treating them!

Chiral reaction rising! There must
be an incoming Queen Kyriaki!

Treatment of all Kyriaki bodies is
complete! Let's close him up!

Please close him up.

Bandage the sutured incision.

Karl's operation is finished. He's
going to be OK now.

Our last patient is... Christine.

According to the chiral reaction,
her GUILT type should be Pempti.

After we save her, we're done, 
Doctor!

When the hazy object appears in
the fluid, inject the nanomachine
into it!

The core is surfacing! Get the 
scalar laser ready!

The Pempti core has appeared!
Destroy is with the scalar laser!

Pempti's core has disappeared.
But, dealing with its next assault
effectively will be crucial!

...The Pempti core has split!
Destroy both of them, Doctor!

Chiral reaction is decreasing!
The scalar laser is working!

Chiral reaction of the upper(lower)
Pempti is decreasing! I'ts losing
power!

One Pempti core has been 
destroyed!

The remaining core is becoming
unstable! Treat it before the 
damage can spread!

Chiral reaction is diminishing!
That should do it...!

Chiral reaction has disappeared!
The treatment of Pempti is
complete.

We're done treating all the of them!
Please threat the remaining 
affected areas!

Please close her up.

Bandage the sutured incision.

That concludes all of the
operations!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
It's over. Doctor.

Derek:
Yeah...

This is finally the end of GUILT
terrorism, and Delphi.

Mercer:
Ah, there you are, Dr. Stiles.
That was an amazing finale you
performed there.

I must apologize for Dr. Tulba.
I thought he'd hold up better
under stress...

Derek:
What's done is done.

Mercer:
Yes, and in the end, Delphi has
been eliminated.

It couldn't have been accomplished
without you. Thank you.

Are you sure you won't reconsider
joining the Hands of Asclepius?
With you on our staff, we could--

Derek:
...I'm sorry. My heart is with
Caduceus.

Mercer:
I figured you'd say as much.
It's really too bad, but I guess
It can't be helped...

The police will take von Raitenau
into custody, and we'll take care
of any follow-up operations.

He'll most likely end up being 
tried as an international 
criminal.

Derek:
Heinrich truly believed that GUILT
could bring people happiness.

I wasn't able to convince him
otherwise.

But, maybe having time to dwell
on his own tragedies will make him
realize the truth.

Mercer:
......

Ah, by the way, the back-up team
from Caduceus should be arriving
here shortly.

You should probably go outside
and let them know you're safe.

Angie:
...Shall we get going then, 
Doctor?

Derek:
Yeah, let's go.

O=====================O
|CHAPTER 7 - Illusions|
O=====================O

O------------------O
|7-1 Secret Patient|
O------------------O

Broadcaster: "While the operations
of the medical terrorist group
Delphi are being dismantled,"

"it's been confirmed that Heinrich
von Raitenau, the leader, will be
tried under international law."

"This news comes as a result of
several nations' insistence that
his crimes were utterly inhumane."

"In a related story, the Hands of
Asclepius is being lauded for the
suppression of GUILT terrorism."

"The investigations being
conducted on these attacks are
reaching their final stages as..."

Derek:
......

Stephen:
Listening to news like that gives
you mixed feelings, doesn't it,
Dr. Stiles?

I imagine the entire situation
was painful for you...

Derek:
Well, I have my own thoughts on
the subject...

But for now, I'm just going to
concentrate on the thyroid 
operation I'm performing today.

Tyler:
Yeah, I'm glad that the GUILT
terrorism is finally over, but
we've still got problems.

I mean, people are starting to
think Caduceus is practically old-
fashioned compared to the HOA.

We didn't even get any credit
for what we did during the raid.

Stephen:
That necrosis serum, and the PGS
medication... The HOA has made 
themselves quite indispensable.

Although, they wouldn't have
gotten anywhere if it weren't for 
us...

[Fade out and in]

Heather:
...I guess that's everything.
I'll be taking a few days of
vacation early next week.

I'm sorry I'll be gone while 
everyone is so busy...

Angie:
Don't worry, Heather. You've been
really overworked lately, so I'm
glad you're taking a break.

Besides, we haven't had nearly as
many PGS patients to take care of
lately.

...We have our "rivals" to thank
for that. Ironic, isn't it?

Heather:
Yes, and Acropolis Pharmaceutical
has been making a lot of big
advancements too.

Hard to believe that they were
subjected to a terrorist attack
recently.

Angie:
I know. But it seems like GUILT
is going to become a disease of
the past pretty soon.

Treatments for it have been almost 
completely established now.

Oh, could you put those old sheets
in the bin over here?

Heather:
Sure.

By the way, have you seen the
charts for the patient who's
coming in?

Angie:
No, and it's weird that we haven't 
received them yet, since her
procedure's already been scheduled.

I've already filed two requests
with the office; I'm going to
have to complain.

Heather:
Wow, they need to get their act
together...

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
This is confidential information
that only key staff members are
privy to.

No one within the general staff
con be notified until the truth
of the matter has been confirmed.

Hoffman:
There are rumors that similar
cases have emerged at Caduceus's
overseas branches...

And now we'll able to see it 
for ourselves.

Our source on the inside risked
his life for this. We're in his
debt.

Sidney:
I never imagined his investigation 
on the Juarez case would lead to 
this.

Hoffman:
Yes, and it's hard to say what's 
to come... But the answer has to
be found, regardless.

I think we have to put our faith
in Derek.

Sidney:
I told him about the operation,
but I didn't give him any details
on the patient's condition.

Hoffman:
He has shed light on the shadows
cast by GUILT before; hopefully he
can do it again...

[Fade out and in]

Angie:
I wonder why they were so
insistent that we perform this
operation at night...

Derek:
I heard that the patient is being 
transported from overseas.

so it might be an urgent
operation.

Angie:
Still, Chief Kasal kept reminding
us not to talk about it with
anyone...

Doesn't that bother you a little, 
Dr. Stiles?

Derek:
Yeah... I think it's also weird
that the patient's condition was
never explained to us. 

I'm sure the Chief must have his 
reasons...

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
Chief, we're ready.

Sidney:
Alright then, let's begin.

After we discuss the patient's
condition, you have to begin the
operation immediately.

Angie:
...Was the onset of the patient's 
ailment so fast that they couldn't
even provide us with the charts?

Hoffman:
The patient's condition did
worsen rather abruptly...

But there's a reason that we've
had to keep this highly
classified.

Derek:
...Classified?

Sidney:
That patient's name is Annie
Fisher. She's a professional
tennis player.

Angie:
A celebrity, huh? She's gotten
popular lately. I heard she's been
rising through the ranks...

Sidney:
Yes, but her popularity isn't the 
reason it's being kept a secret.

Ten days ago, she suddenly began
feeling pain in her abdomen, so 
she had it examined.

The cause of her pain was finally
determined-- No, I take that back.
We're not entirely sure yet.

Derek:
...Wait, what do you mean?

Sidney:
Her chiral reaction is positive,
but the analysis doesn't match
any GUILT types known to us.

Angie:
...! Then it's a new strain!?

Hoffman:
It's a horrible thing to even
consider... But it's too high of
a possibility to ignore.

None of the regular staff have
been informed thus far. What we're
telling you is top-secret.

Derek:
But... why now? Does this mean 
that Delphi is still out there?

Sidney:
We're all curious about how it
could have occurred. But that has
to wait until after the operation.

Right now, you need to ascertain
the exact cause of the ailment and
treat the patient accordingly.

Ms. Fisher's condition is very
severe; time is running out.

Derek:
I understand. I'll do everything
I can.

Hoffman:
You'll have to make some tough
judgement calls here, Derek.
Operate with the utmost care...

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
...Here is a recap of our
patient's condition.

Her test results indicate that
a number of lacerations have
formed on her small intestine.

There are two objectives for this
operation:

-Treat the lacerations on the 
small intestine.
-Discover the lacerations' cause.

We're going into this completely
blind, Doctor. Please be careful.

Derek:
...Understood.

Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
OK... Let's get started.

We know absolutely nothing about
the GUILT we're dealing with here,
Doctor. Please be careful.

Derek:
I understand. I'm going to be very
cautious.

Angie:
Yes...!

First, let's treat the lacerations
on the small intestine.

Treatment complete. After this--

...! Convulsions!?

Chiral reaction detected!
Something is emerging!

The convulsions have stopped...
But, this--

What do we do? We've never seen 
this kind of GUILT before!

Derek:
This is really it! A new type of
GUILT!

But you're right, we'll just have 
to try things out. ...Do you see
anything odd about its center?

Angie:
Yes, it does look like some of its
functions are concentrated
there...

Let's try to do damage to it at
that point.

...No change in chiral reaction.
The antibiotic gel doesn't seem to
be effective.

It's not coming loose with the 
forceps. Let's try a different
tool.

No reaction whatsoever. I don't
think the scalpel is going to
work.

The laser seems to be working.
Keep using it!

Multiple lacerations have formed!
Please treat them quickly!

What!? The GUILT moved instantly,
from one location to another!

Lacerations have formed as well...
but I think we should check the
area it was at before it moved...

Use the ultrasound to check the
area where the GUILT used to be!

There's a hematocle there!
The GUILT must have caused it
when it disappeared...

Derek:
It burst! Did we... destroy it!?

Angie:
...No, the chiral reaction hasn't 
changed at all!

But the laser did manage to split
the tissue from that object in the
center...

Doctor, I think that that thing in the
middle must be... the core!

Derek:
Then now's our chance! I'm going [to]
extract it with the forceps!

Angie:
Wait... What are those spores
floating around it?

Could they be trying to protect 
the core!?

Doctor, try to extract the core
without touching the luminous
spores or the shards!

Now carry it to the tray, but
don't touch those spores floating
around it!

Extraction of the core confirmed!
But... those remaining shards--

The core we extracted regenerated!

I-I think... the shard combined
together to regenerate it! How can 
we stop it if it--

Derek:
It's OK, Angie; let's stay calm.
Can you check for any changes in
the chiral reaction?

Angie:
R-Right away! ...Huh...? Doctor,
you were right! The chiral 
reaction has decreased!

It weakened because we extracted 
the core!

Derek:
Then we're on the right track.
Let's keep using this procedure.

Separation of the core confirmed!
Now's our chance to extract it!

Those spores are more active than
they were before! Please be 
careful.

Extraction of the core complete!
Please continue the treatment.

Separation confirmed. Please
extract the core!

The core has been extracted!
Chiral reaction is continuing to
drop!

Separation confirmed again!

Extraction of the core complete!
Is that the end!?

...A convulsion is occurring! But, 
the chiral reaction is weakening
too!

...Chiral reaction is negative!
The convulsions have stopped as
well!

Well, so much for this new strain
of GUILT! Let's close her up!

That concludes the operation. Well
done!

Derek:
Same to you Angie.

Angie:
The way you figured out how to
treat it was amazing, Doctor!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Annie:
Was I really in that much danger?
There was nothing wrong with me
a few weeks ago...

But, I'm glad I'm cured now.
I must thank all of you.

Angie:
We realize you're still in pain,
Ms. Fisher, but we need to ask you
some questions.

It's important that we figure out
how you got this. Anything you
can tell us... could save lives.

Derek:
Can you think of any aspects of
your health that may have changed
recently?

Annie:
My health...

U-Um... No, nothing comes to 
mind...

Derek:
Ms. Fisher, the disease you had
is extremely dangerous...

Anything at all that you can tell
us could be a clue. Please, don't
hold back.

Annie:
...No, I really can't think of
anything...

Sidney:
Your tennis skill has drastically
improved over a fairly short
period of time, am I right?

Is there anything you did that
might have affected your ability?

Annie:
......

Hoffman:
We may have been able to save your
life this time, Ms. Fisher, but
without your cooperation...

Annie:
......

It wasn't me; it was my trainer.
He said it wouldn't be considered
doping.

Sidney:
Don't worry, we believe you.
You're risking a lot to tell us
this, and we appreciate it.

Annie:
He told me there was a way I could
build core strength, and then he
gave me a few injections.

He said it was an approved product 
of the pharmaceutical company
that's sponsoring me.

The supplement was simply amazing.

Every day, I was able to feel my
body gaining strength, and my
reflexes getting better.

Since taking it, I've been able to
master techniques that I had only
started learning.

That's when it crossed my
mind that what I was doing might
be wrong...

Hoffman:
Thank you, Ms. Fisher. You've been
very brave to tell us all this.

Derek:
Do you happen to remember the name
of the pharmaceutical company?

Annie:
Um... something like...
Metropolis?

Derek:
...! You mean Acropolis!?

Hoffman:
It would seem the loose ends are
starting to tie themselves...

O--------------------O
|7-2 Tainted Medicine|
O--------------------O

Mercer:
...Don't worry, I've got my
research department on it. They'll
be able to confirm it soon.

No, I have no intention of
backpedaling. We'll find a
way to treat it eventually.

I expected there would be side
effects. I know it's difficult,
but this research is worth it.

...Yes. I'll talk to You soon.

Assistant:
Sir, your car is ready.

Mercer:
Alright... I'll be right there.

Assistant:
The driver wants to know if it's 
The usual place, sir.

Mercer:
Yes. Contact me if anything
happens while I'm gone.

Don't even think about hesitating.
We have some issues that need to
be resolved...

Assistant:
Understood, sir.

Mercer:
......

[Fade out and in]

Sidney:
...This medicine significantly
enhances bodily functions.

We aren't talking about just
motor skills either; it also has
regenerative properties.

Its main consumer base has been
wealthy individuals-- The majority 
of them, athletes.

Needless to say, The profit
margins for Acropolis have been
extremely high.

Tyler:
That's some crazy stuff. No
wonder people are shelling out
major cash for it.

Hoffman:
Victor, I'd like your opinion on
The matter.

Victor:
Do I even need to explain all The
things wrong with this medication?

The worst part is that it's 
probably a derivative of GUILT.

I'd be willing to bet that they're
performing all kinds of illegal
research over there.

Angie:
That's a serious crime... GUILT
research was outlawed under
international law.

Stephen:
And athletes could be just The
beginning. They could tap into 
even larger markets with this...

Victor:
Yeah, putting aside their complete
lack of morals, The technology
itself is incredible.

I'm sure they created that GUILT
necrosis serum from The same 
research.

Artificially structured amino
acids... The embedding of genetic
factors...

The technology they possess is
extremely effective in creating
new GUILT.

Angie:
Amino acids...? Dr. Stiles, that
experiment they had You do...!

Derek:
They even used that for GUILT
research...!?

This is outrageous!

Tyler:
Speaking of enhancements... Do You
think this is how The HOA doctors
acquired The Healing Touch?

Hoffman:
It would be a logical assumption
that they were given The same
medicine.

Angie:
Then they're all prone to
attacks by this new GUILT!

Sidney:
Yes. We must hurry and come up
with a treatment plan.

Derek, I want You and The team to
create a step-by-step procedure,
based on Ms. Fisher's operation.

Derek:
I'll do what I can to help, Chief.

Sidney:
I'm also going to contact The
other branches of Caduceus to
request reports of similar cases.

Once we have enough evidence...
we'll be able to mount a case
against Acropolis and The HOA.

Hoffman:
Things would have gone much worse,
if not for The inside information
we received.

Tyler:
Inside information, huh?
You mean we have a spy?

Sidney:
We asked a certain individual to
infiltrate The Hands of Asclepius.

That individual's report is what 
led us to Ms. Fisher.

Derek:
Can You tell us who this person 
is...?

Sidney:
...Director?

Hoffman:
It should be fine, as long as it
stays in this room.

Angie, it was your father who
volunteered to do this.

Even if it meant... that it would
hurt your feelings by keeping it
a secret from You.

Angie:
My father!? So that's why...!

Hoffman:
I'm terribly  sorry about The
circumstances... but, as You can
see, it was necessary.

I hope You understand...

[Fade out and in]

Heather:
Mom... It's been a while since I
came to see You. I'm sorry.

I've been busy lately... There's 
this disease out there called 
GUILT that's caused a lot of pain.

Remember? We talked about how
scary it was when You were still
well...

......

I wish we could talk like that 
again...

Mercer:
...Ah, you're here.

Heather:
It's been awhile, Father.

I heard You come to see Mom pretty
often...

Mercer:
This is The only place where I can
find peace in my life.

Tracy, we're both here today...

Heather:
......

Mercer:
...Hard to believe it's been three 
years since your accident.

But... your gentle expression
never fades. Tracy... If I could,
I would wake You up, right now...

Nothing ever goes like I plan it.
Your accident... and our daughter,
who won't even listen to me now.

Heather:
...Please, don't start this in 
front of Mom...

Mercer:
Where else, Heather? The only
place I have The chance to speak
to You is at her side.

Are You still clinging to The
mistake You made in choosing
your career?

If You stay in The medical field,
you'll be spending The rest of
your life serving people.

Don't You think your mother wants
what's best for You? All I ask is
that You listen to my advice.

Heather:
If I do that, then next you'll be
choosing who I marry, where I
live, and how many kids I'll have.

That's not how I want to live my
life.

Mercer:
Would You say that to me if I was
your real father?

It's never too late. You can
always start your life over.

Heather:
...I'm currently working as a
surgical assistant at Caduceus.

I've heard a lot about You lately,
and your Hands of Asclepius.

You've created and impressive
medical group, and in such a short
amount of time.

But...

No matter how many great doctors
You employ, You can't wake up Mom.

At least I've come to terms with
that... You should too.

I'm sorry, Mom. I'm gonna go home
for today. I'll come back soon...

Mercer:
......

You are mistaken, Heather...

Nous, Bythos, Sige, and
Aletheia... The Neo-GUILT...

If only I could say more...

[Fade out and in]

Buckley:
It's a rather unexpected turn of 
events, but we'll be conducting
an investigation on The HOA.

They're being charged with a
violation of pharmaceutical
regulations...

But in actuality, there is
suspicion that they've been
illegally researching GUILT.

SWAT Commander:
...You mean they were involved
with The GUILT terrorism!?

They were our ally against
Delphi!

Buckley:
...Nothing is certain yet. But,
it's a possibility that they have
GUILT in their possession.

And just so You know, this inquiry
also names Acropolis
Pharmaceutical as a participant.

We'll be contacting Caduceus to
provide medical backup for The 
mission.

Tomorrow's The day. Make sure your
men are fully prepared.

O------------------O
|7-3 Truth Unveiled|
O------------------O

Cybil:
Greg, look!

The investigation is on TV!

Greg:
So, it's finally begun!

Reporter:"I'm Will Anderson,
reporting live from the Hands
if Asclepius headquarters."

"Police will be arriving soon to
conduct an investigation of the
charges filed against the HOA."

"Both the HOA and Acropolis
Pharmaceutical are being indicted
for violating international law."

"This news has shocked many, as
they played a major role in
averting medical terrorism."

Greg:
Yeah, I'm sure no one anticipated 
this.

Reporter:"The police have just
stepped inside the building..."

"Yes it appears the investigation
is underway!"

"The officials don't appear to be
encountering any resistance, so
things should continue smoothly."

"But, behind the agents we do have
what appears to be an entire staff
of medical advisors."

"This is likely a safety measure
being taken to caution against any
potential GUILT threats."

Cybil:
...It's Derek and the others...
They're putting themselves in
danger again...

Greg:
I just hope everybody stays 
safe...

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
I heard what you've been going
through, Professor...

...It must have been very hard on
you.

Blackwell:
Yes, but I'm glad that this day
has finally come.

Angie, I'm sorry. I've been
deceiving you all along...

Angie:
......

Your actions were very brave,
Father. I'm not bitter in the
slightest.

Derek:
But Professor, what convinced you
to take on a task like this?

Blackwell:
I knew from the start that it
would be a dangerous gamble...

But, I also knew that this was the
only way to solve the mystery of
the GUILT inside Emilio Juarez.

Derek:
You've had your doubts since 
way back then?

Blackwell:
Yes. Victor and I were researching
it from all possible angles...

And we arrived at a conclusion 
we could not dismiss.

The key was Emilio's new liver.
It was the most likely source of
the new GUILT.

We figured it had been tampered
with, as well as the test results.

The organ was supplied by
Acropolis, to whom Elysium had
outsourced their testing...

So, in order to get closer to 
them, I accepted the offer made by
the Hands of Asclepius.

Derek:
I see...

Blackwell:
I had believed that I would find
a Delphi agent among them...

But it ended up being Acropolis 
that was responsible for all the
illegal activity.

Who would've thought GUILT
was the driving force behind the
HOA ability enhancement program?

Angie:
When did you realize that, Father?

Blackwell:
I caught on when cases of the new
GUILT started being reported to 
the Hands of Asclepius.

The information came directly 
to us, through Acropolis's
marketing network.

None of the reports specified that
those cases were GUILT-related...

But it was clear to our eyes.
It was a horrifying realization.

Derek:
We're working on a countermeasure
for the new GUILT back at 
Caduceus.

Blackwell:
I'm glad to hear that. It's the
HOA doctors who are in the most 
danger.

The new GUILT controls the nervous
system, and denatures the brain.

Its effects could be perceived 
as beneficial, but if it were to
become malignant--

SWAT Soldier:
Doctor! We have a problem!

Derek:
What's wrong!?

SWAT Soldier:
We've found a potential GUILT
victim!

Derek:
...We'll be right there!

I knew this wasn't gonna go
smoothly!

Angie:
Let's hurry, Dr. Stiles!

[Fade out, Fade in]

HOA Doctor:
Agghhh! Don't come near me...
Don't touch me!

Urgh... My... head...!

SWAT Soldier:
Stop struggling, sir! You have to
calm down!

These men were struck by a sudden 
onset of pain!

Angie:
Dr. Stiles...! Those men on the 
floor... They're HOA doctors!

HOA Doctor:
My head... My head!!! Aghhh!

Derek:
This must be what Professor
Blackwell was talking about!

HOA Doctor:
Ngh... It hurts...! Ughh...

Angie:
Doctor! What are your orders!?

Derek:
We need to treat them immediately!
Anyone without protective gear
has to stand back!

HOA Doctor: "Ugh... ah... my...
head..."

Angie:
There doesn't appear to be any 
external damage to his head.

Derek:
His breathing and heartbeat aren't
impaired... Could it be his brain?

Blackwell:
We'll need a CT scan of his head.
He also needs a sedative, as soon
as possible.

There's a high probability he's
suffering GUILT-induced brain 
trauma.

Derek:
Professor...

Angie, let's get to the facility
examination rooms!

Angie:
Yes, Dr. Stiles!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
The CT images are here!

The shadows on his brain indicate
aneurysms! They must be causing
the pain!

Derek:
This will be an open-skull
surgery...

Let's be careful; we don't know
how GUILT is affecting his system.

Angie:
We have to hurry, Doctor.
Cerebral hemorrhage has been
detected.

The patient may suffer any number
of irreversible side effects if 
we don't treat him quickly.

There are two objectives for this
operation:

-Stop the brain's hemorrhaging.
-Excise the aneurysms and suture
the blood vessels.

We'll be operating on three
patients in a row.

Derek:
Alright, let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's get started.

We have several operations to
perform, so try to work 
efficiently.

Please excise the aneurysm.

Excision complete. Please carry it
to the tray.

A blood pool has formed in the 
excised area! Let's drain it.

Now let's perform anastomosis on
them. Please connect the blood 
vessels.

Once the anastomosis is complete,
they need to be sutured.

Treatment of the first aneurysm is
complete! Let's move on.

We've treated everything in our 
view, but aneurysms have formed
over a wider area.

Use the magnification tool to
search for the others.

A new aneurysm has formed!

All aneurysms have been treated!
We're done with this patient!

...! Wait! More aneurysms have
formed! Doctor! Please hurry and 
treat them!

... The aneurysms have stopped 
forming. This patient should be
alright now.

You're working at a good pace.
Please keep it up as we move to
the next patient.

A number of enlarged aneurysms 
haave been confirmed...

Please treat them in the same
manner as the normal ones. But,
you'll have to be careful...

When the larger ones are excised,
the blood vessels separate, making
anastomosis more difficult.

That means we'll have to use
synthetic blood vessels to connect
them.

The effect of the sedative wears
off faster on larger aneurysms, so
please be careful.

Excision complete. Carry it to the 
tray with forceps.

The excised area is hemorrhaging. 
Please drain the blood.

Take the synthetic blood vessel
with the forceps and place it
between the blood vessels.

The synthetic vessel has
been placed. Please suture it.

Suturing complete. Let's continue
treating the other areas.

Treatment is complete for the area
in view.

...But, just like the last
patient, the aneurysms have formed
over the entire brain.

Let's use the magnification tool
to find them. Hurry, Doctor!

Another aneurysm has formed!
Let's hurry and treat it!

Treatment of all aneurysms is
complete. But knowing what
happened with the last patient...

To be on the safe side, we should 
wait a moment or two.

Just as I thought! more aneurysms 
have formed!

There are no more signs of 
aneurysms. All treatments are
complete as well.

You're on a roll! Let's keep it
up for the next patient!

Pus has formed in the affected 
areas! ...Tumors have been
confirmed as well.

We'll need to treat the tumors as
well as the aneurysms.

But, we can't ignore the pus and 
inflammations either... Let's do 
this, Doctor!

Treatment of this area is 
complete.

But, I think we should perform a 
thorough search on this patient as
well.

Please look for other affected
areas with the magnification tool.

More aneurysms have formed!
Doctor, please be careful!

Treatment of aneurysms and tumors
is complete. We can't let our
guard down, though.

If this is anything like the last 
two patients, the possibility that
more may form is--

There! Doctor, please treat the 
affected area!

I'm surprised we finished so 
quickly! That concludes the 
treatment for the last patient.

Well done indeed, Doctor!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Blackwell:
The doctors' predicament here is
far worse than I imagined...

How foolish. They were trying to
hide their symptoms with medicine
that hadn't even been finished.

They must have known the risk of
triggering GUILT...

Angie:
All of these people just wanted to
improve their skills as doctors...

Derek:
Don't worry, Angie. I'm sure that
once this is over, they'll be able
to get themselves back on track.

Blackwell:
Yes... But this won't end until 
we find the man who let them
astray... Patrick Mercer.

O---------------O
|7-4 Dream's End|
O---------------O

Buckley:
How is the investigation going
over at Acropolis?

...So you can't find any of their
top management, huh? They've 
probably gone into hiding.

Yeah, it's going well on our side,
but we're having the same problem.
Mercer isn't here.

Right. Call me if anything turns 
up.

Have the foxes all left their 
hole? Or...

[Fade out and In]

SWAT Soldier:
Dr. Stiles, there's a man inside
Mercer's office, just down the
hall.

He said he wouldn't talk to anyone
but you... And I think he's one 
of the HOA doctors.

Derek:
...Me?

SWAT Soldier:
He looked African. Any chance you
know him?

Derek:
...It's Adel!

Would it be alright if we talk to 
him alone for a few minutes?

SWAT Soldier:
That's fine, but he wasn't being
very cooperative. Be careful, and
let me know if you need us!

[Fade out, and in]

Adel:
You've come, Dr. Stiles.

President Mercer... He isn't here.

He's... looking for something...

Derek:
Adel, the Hands of Asclepius has
been ordered to cease all of its
operations.

And... I'd also like to make sure
you get examined.

Blackwell:
Dr. Tulba, there's a possibility
that you've been infected with a
new type of GUILT.

Adel:
...There's something I need to say 
to you, Dr. Stiles.

Derek:
...What is it, Adel?

Adel:
It wasn't fair.

I was born and raised in Costigar, 
where every day was a struggle to
survive.

I did everything in my power to
become a doctor... but my skills
were nothing compared to yours.

Derek:
Adel, it's not a contest. There's
no point in comparing us.

Adel:
You don't understand! That's why
I joined the Hands of Asclepius!

My Healing Touch may be
artificial... But so what!?

Is that so wrong!?

Angie:
Dr. Tulba, don't you realize how
dangerous the new GUILT is?

Adel:
You see, Dr. Stiles... President 
Mercer gave me what I wanted...

He shared with me his secret.

Angie:
...What is he talking about...?

Adel:
...Neo-GUILT.

The great silence--Sige--has
changed me...

I am a new creation!

Derek:
...He's lost it!

Blackwell:
No, Derek, it's the GUILT! It's 
affecting his mind!

Be careful! Who knows what he'll 
do next!

Adel:
Dr. Stiiiiles...

Do you know what else the
"Healing" Touch is good for...?

It's also good for...

KILLING!

Derek:
Stop it, Adel!

We're doctors, not murderers!

Adel:
HAHAHAHA!

HA... ha...!? ...Haaaa!

Angie:
*gasp* Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
Ngh...! Adel! You have to snap 
out of it!

Adel:
Tch... What is this... sudden...
PAIN! It... hurts so much...!

Aaaaaghhh!

Ugh...

Derek:
Adel!?

Angie:
Dr. Stiles!

Derek:
Don't worry; I'm alright!
We need to focus on Adel!

...What is this!?

Angie, we have to operate
immediately!

Angie:
Yes, Doctor!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
...Ok, let's begin the briefing.

Dr. Tulba's affected area is the
right lung, and as expected,
there are chiral reactions.

Blackwell:
The Neo-GUILT, "Sige"...

Derek:
You've heard of it, Professor
Blackwell?

Blackwell:
Yes, it's a strain of GUILT that
was developed here. It causes pus
and hematoceles in the organs.

Its very existence is a testament
to why GUILT research was 
internationally banned.

And so far, no one has found any
countermeasures to use against it.

Angie:
That's insane...!

Derek:
Angie... Please continue with 
the briefing.

Angie:
Y-Yes. We have only one objective
for this operation:

-Eliminate the new type of GUILT.

...How are we supposed to accomplish
that, though? We don't know anything
about it...

Derek:
Still, we have to cure him!

Remember what Adel said when we
left Costigar?

He wanted to help people suffering
from diseases and injuries...

He wanted to restore his country!

I won't let those desires just
fade away like this!

Angie:
...You're right, Doctor! Let's 
save Dr. Tulba!

Blackwell:
I'll support you to the best of 
my ability.

Derek:
Thank you. Let's start the
operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Before we begin...

Father, is there anything you can
tell us about what we need to do?

Blackwell:
Angie, Derek. Both of you have a
wealth of experience with treating 
GUILT.

Just believe in yourselves.

I'll help you out as best I can.
Together, we'll find a way to
treat it.

Angie:
...Understood!

First, let's drain the pus and
suture the lacerations.

Convulsions...! Chiral reaction is
rising!

Blackwell:
It's coming... Sige is going to
reveal itself!

Angie:
The convulsions have stopped...
But multiple lacerations have
formed!

Blackwell:
Sige has arrived, but it's 
probably hidden within the organ.
Find it with the ultrasound!

Angie:
Understood! Doctor, use the 
ultrasound to search the area!

I think I saw a shadow...

Blackwell:
That shadow is Sige... Make an
incision to force it to the
surface.

Angie:
Alright, go ahead, Doctor!

Wh-What did it do!? The operation
field turned completely white!

Blackwell:
Sige released the gases it was
creating within the organ!

...We can't continue the
procedure if we can't see what
we're doing...

Angie:
But, Father! We can't just leave
Sige alone, either! We're going
to have to--

Blackwell:
Improvise! Derek! Grab that air
compressor! Use it to disperse the
gas! (Blow into the microphone!)

Angie:
It looks like it's cleared up
a little bit. Just a little
more before it's all gone!

Sige confirmed! The gas has
completely cleared!

Look! Sige is running rampant at
a tremendous speed!

Blackwell:
...The source of the gas seems to
be the wound where Sige appeared 
from.

First we should treat that wound 
with a synthetic membrane to stop
the gas from leaking out again.

Angie:
Right, but after that, how can we 
attack Sige if it's moving
around so quickly...?

Blackwell:
We'll need to find way to stop 
it's movement!

Derek! Try using different tools
to see if any of them are
effective against it!

Angie:
It stopped moving!?

Blackwell:
It seems the effect of 
the antibiotic gel restrains
Sige's movement...

Alright, use the antibiotic gel to
stop it from moving and then cut
straight into the main body!

Angie:
Understood! Doctor, use the scalpel!

Chiral reaction decreasing!
Direct attacks with the scalpel
seem to be working!

Sige is going to reveal itself and
release its gas! Use the air
compressor!

Chiral reaction has decreased
even more! Keep it up!

It's coming! Watch out for the
gas, Doctor!

Chiral reaction is getting much
weaker! It won't be long now!

It's still releasing gas...!
But something's different...

Blackwell:
...It seems to have created a 
clone of itself.

Angie:
A clone!? So it can just
replicate itself!?

Blackwell:
That's right. When it senses a
threat to itself, it creates
clones as a defence mechanism.

I don't know what will happen if
we touch the clones...

But the fact remains that there is
only one main body! Be cautious,
and only attack the main one!

Some of them seem to have a 
slightly different color... Those
must be Sige's replicas.

Angie:
Chiral reaction has decreased
even more! Your attack was
successful!

Another successful attack! Chiral
reaction is dropping!

Blackwell:
It's the end of Sige...

Angie:
Chiral reaction is negative!
Treatment of Sige is complete!

I'm so glad we were able to save
Dr. Tulba!

Well, Doctor, let's get ready to
close him up.

I hope... that Dr. Tulba will
return to his usual self after
this...

Blackwell:
Your efforts won't be in vain.
He'll go back to normal, Angie.

At leastm that's what I believe!

Derek:
Professor Blackwell...

Angie:
Thank you, Father.

[Post-Operation Dialogue]

Adel:
...Where... am I?

Huh...? Dr. Stiles!?
Nurse Thompson?

...! I--

Angie:
Don't worry, Dr. Tulba. You're OK
now.

Derek:
We successfully extracted the 
GUILT from inside you.

You may have slight memory
loss, though...

Adel:
...No, Dr. Stiles. I remember
everything.

I... I can't believe all the 
things I did to you...

Derek:
It's alright. Your mind and body
were being affected by GUILT.

Adel:
...That's no excuse for what I did.

Those feelings were already 
there... deep down inside me.

I... don't deserve to be a 
doctor...

Angie:
That isn't true, Dr. Tulba.
We all have our weaknesses.

But we overcome them, and move on.

We have to look toward the future.
So please, don't think such
things. You can't give up now.

Adel:
...But, I don't have the Healing
Touch anymore...

Derek:
That's not what's important. You
have the desire to save people.

As long as you have that, you'll 
be a great doctor.

Adel:
...You really think so?

Derek:
...I do. We're doctors, because
we don't give up on our patients,
no matter what the circumstances.

...And I made you a promise that
I would return you to Costigar as
an accomplished surgeon.

Adel... will you let me keep that
promise...?

Adel:
Dr. Stiles...

Thank you. ...I'm sorry for
everything...

[Fade out and in]

Tyler:
I heard they're about to wrap
their investigation, Heather.

I'm glad it ended without any
major chaos.

Heather:
Yes, that's a relief...

Tyler:
It's too bad they weren't able
to arrest President Mayuzumi,
but--

Heather:
Oh, hold on, Dr. Chase. My cell is
ringing...

Hm, it's restricted...
Hello...?

Mercer: "Heather..."

Heather:
Father..! Where are you!?

Mercer:"...Don't ask that. You
must know already."

"I can't let myself be taken in
yet..."

"Heather... I have a favor to ask
of you."

Heather:
...What are you talking about!?

Mercer:"If... Tracy ever 
wakes up..."

"Take good care of her for me."

"I'll be counting on you..."

Heather:
Father...!? Father!!

O-------------------O
|7-5 Hall of Shadows|
O-------------------O

Hoffman:
Ladies and gentelmen, Caduceus USA
has verified the existence of four
new GUILT strains.

Only a select few were even aware
of this within Acropolis and the 
Hands of Asclepius.

They dubbed these mutations "Neo-
GUILT," which is what I will refer
to them as, for simplicity's sake.

The fact that the HOA and
Acropolis shared the knowledge
of these four GUILTs...

...clearly indicates that they
were intent on researching
the pathogens.

Councilman:"Yes, this is a
dreadful state of affairs."

"We believed they were trying to
find a cure for GUILT when in 
fact they were researching it."

Sidney:
It's important to note, however,
that this research was not for the
purpose of terrorism, but profit.

By no means, of course, does that
make them any less guilty of such
a heinous crime.

Hoffman:
We've already encountered three
of the new strains, but we have
little knowledge of the fourth.

I can only hope that no one will
fall victim to it.

Councilman: "The chances of that
happening would decrease if we
could apprehend its purveyors..."

Buckley:
If I may... The FBI has recently
provided some intel that could
lead to their whereabouts...

As it turns out, one of Patrick
Mercer's subsidary companies owns
a large plant in Palmwood.

The facility is relatively new, 
and we've learned some startling
things about it...

Mercer was using it to furnish his
medical supplies, mostly the type
needed for epidemics or outbreaks.

The nature of the materials being 
produced there justified the need
for advanced security measures.

It's basically a fortress...

Sidney:
If they fled there, that would
certainly buy them enough time to
continue any remaining research...

Buckley:
We've sent in a request for the 
National Guard to take command
of the infiltration.

The regular police just aren't
equipped to deal with this type 
of situation.

Director Hoffman, I can almost
guarantee you that your medical
team's support will be solicited.

Hoffman:
We offer it willingly.

We must do everything we can to
thwart Mercer's plans.

[Fade out and in]

NG Commander:
Ease her in! We need to approach
as low as we can to avoid being
detected!

As soon as we land, the spearhead
team will make for the area we've
already secured!

Dr. Stiles, my squad is in charge
of escorting you!

Derek:
Thank you.

Angie, how are you holding up?

Angie:
I'm fine, Doctor. We've been 
through situations like this
before.

I'm worried about Heather...

Heather:
No, I'm OK too.

I'm the one who insisted on
coming...

Angie:
...Seems like you're shaping up
to be an excellent surgical 
assistant.

Derek:
Yeah, it was really brave of you 
to volunteer for this.

Especially since-- Well...

I was just so surpised to hear
that you were Mercer's daughter...

Heather:
I'm sorry for not letting you know
earlier... I've tried to cut all
my ties with him.

He's a very self-centered and
egotistical man. No matter what he
says, he's only out for himself.

...Still, I felt like... I had to
do something.

For my mother's sake...

Derek:
...Heather, that's very admirable.

NG Commander:
We'll be landing shortly! You
guys in the med-team better hold
on tightl it's gonna get rough!

[Fade out and in]

Soldier: "The path ahead looks
clear, sir!"

Seargent: "Alright. Secure the
area then, and let's keep moving!"

NG Commander:
We haven't found any hostiles
yet, but stay alert!

...Dr. Stiles, we've prepared a
safety zone for your team. Please
head on over.

Derek:
Will do.

Angie, Heather, let's be careful.

Heather:
Right...

Angie:
Don't worry about us, Doctor.
We're both doing fine.

NG Commander:
It may seem slow, but we're making
good progress here.

I'm sure it won't be long now
before we find the targets.

Heather:
......

Soldier: "...What the!?"

NG Commander:
...!? You alright!?

Soldier: "I... stepped in
something. It's some kind of
gel..."

"I don't know what it is. Maybe
I should--"

NG Commander:
...Try not to move. I'll have one
of the doctors--

Soldier: "Wait... What's that 
sound...?"

Soldier: "Aaaaaaaaghhh!"

Seargent: "Gaaaaaaaah!"

NG Commander:
...Fall back! All of you, get
outta there!

I saw a flash... I think it was
an explosion!

Soldier: "...This is bad...!"

"We can't move!"

NG Commander:
Damn! It's a trap!

Doctor, I'm going to get those men
out of there myself! Be ready to 
treat the wounded!

Derek:
Understood!

Angie, let's get set up! We may be
dealing with both external
injuries and burn wounds!

Angie:
I'll make sure we're prepared!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
...I'll explain the condition of
our patients.

We'll be treating thre American
soldiers who are suffering from
serious burns.

These injuries were caused by
a trap that was set inside the
plant.

Derek:
All three have very severe 
injuries... We can't waste any
time.

Angie:
There is one objective for the
operation:

-Treat the burns with the
autografting procedure.

We'll have to operate on them in
succession, Doctor. Let's stay
focused.

Derek:
I understand. Let's start the 
operation.

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
Let's begin operating on the first
patient.

We're going to use the 
autografting procedure to obtain
skin grafts again.

We'll inject culture fluid into
the patient's healty skin to
create them.

Once we have the skin grafts, they
can be transplanted onto the
affected areas.

But, you won't be able to apply 
the skin grafts directly onto the 
blackened skin. 

First, you'll have to inject the 
coolant into the black area, and
excise the tissue with a scalpel.

Now, let's use the yellow culture
fluid to start creating skin 
grafts.

Next is extracting the skin.
Excise it with the scalpel.

Once it's been excised, please
place it over a burn.

A single piece won't cover it, so
you may need to apply several
before the burn is sealed.

Please continue placing skin
grafts over the burns.

The burn has been covered with
the skin graft. Now affix it
with the antibiotic gel.

Treatment of the first burn is 
complete. Let's treat the others!

Make an incision with the scalpel
while the coolant is still
effective.

Next, extract the blackened area
with the forceps.

You're making good time, Doctor.
Let's begin treating the next 
patient, quickly!

This patient is suffering from 
burns on his knee. It's probably
quite painful...

Please treat the burns just as you
did on the last patient.

It's going smoothly, Doctor. Keep
up the good work!

Treatment complete! Your speed is
as impressive as ever! Let's get
started on the next patient!

This patient has burns across his
entire back...

Since the burned area is 
extensive, please be careful.

Just a little more, Doctor. You're
doing fine!

All treatments complete. Your
speed was incredible! Great job,
Doctor!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Tyler:
This report says there's been
casualties! Do you think Derek
and the others are alright!?

Leslie:
I hope so... But, I'm kinda
worried; it's so quiet here...

Sidney:
...Director Hoffman, it looks like
they've confirmed the prescence of
a laboratory in the central area.

Derek is OK, and his team should
be entering there shortly.

Hoffman:
Hm. We'll hope for the best...

Sidney:
Dr. Chase, do you have that
package from our research
department ready?

Tyler:
Yes, I'll take it to Derek as
soon as our military escort gets
here!

Hoffman:
I don't know what Mercer's plans
are...

But we'll make sure that no
GUILT escapes the facility.

O-------------O
|7-6 The Altar|
O-------------O

NG Commander:
There's definitely someone inside.
We confirmed it with the thermal
sensor.

Derek:
...Mercer...

NG Commander:
A frontal assault is an option,
but we have no idea what's in
there...

Heather:
...Please, let me try talking 
to him first.

Angie:
Heather, that would be too
dangerous!

Heather:
I don't think he would attack
me...

But, if I can't talk him out of
this... then you can take more
drastic measures.

Nurse Thompson, Dr. Stiles...

I know I'm asking a lot, but...
would you follow me in?

I'll need you to confirm whether
or not there's anything dangerous
in the room...

Angie:
I'll do it, Heather.

Derek:
Right. We'll back you up.

Heather:
Well then... let's go.

NG Commander:
Good luck yo you all...
especially you, Miss!

[Fade out and in]

Heather:
Father! I know you're in here!

Mercer:
...Is that you, Heather!?

They managed to track me down 
quickly. But I never expected you
to be here...

Heather:
You have to stop this madness!
You're surrounded! There's no way 
you can escape!

Derek:
Mr. Mercer, will you please just
turn yourself in?

Even you must see that whatever
you've been planning... It's over.

What you were trying to achieve...
Challenging the limits of the
human body...

Creating doctors who could use
the Healing Touch... All of that
may not have been so wrong.

Angie:
But the method you chose to use...
GUILT... It will never change a
life for the better.

The only thing GUILT does is
destroy. It doesn't have the power
you think it does.

Mercer:
The Healing Touch... The ability
enhancement drug...

You're right, I did pursue those 
things.

But they're not what I was 
really after.

Now that I'm cornered... I have
nothing to lose. I'm here solely
to achieve my one true goal.

Heather:
...What the--!?

You brought Mom here!?

Mercer:
Everything was for this moment.

Of the four Neo-GUILT, there is
one that can grant me my wish...

This GUILT can return Tracy to
consciousness.

The road to get here has been a
painful one...

But, without a doubt, this 
improved GUILT has the ability
I've sought after.

Bythos... It is the profound, that
which can penetrate the depths of
the mind...

Tracy, this will bring you back 
from darkness...

Derek:
So everything you've done up to 
this point... It's all been for
her...?

Heather:
Father... I-I can't believe
this...

You put countless lives around
the entire world in jeopardy, just
to save Mom!?

Mercer:
Heather, you don't know how
deeply it pains me to see her
like this...

Heather:
What would you say if she knew
you sacrificed other people in
order to wake her up!?

You'll only make her suffering
worse!

Mercer:
...We'll see about that.

You'll soon be able to ask her for
yourself! Bythos has already 
matured inside of her!

Heather:
What!?

Angie:
Oh my God...!

Mercer:
All I have to do is activate
Bythos by injecting this
stimulant...

And her eyes will gaze upon me
once again...

Derek:
No, Mercer! Stop! GUILT isn't
capable of that!

Angie:
You'll be no different than
Heinrich! GUILT does not bring
people happiness!

Mercer:
Now, Tracy... Awaken!

Heather:
Father!!

Mercer:
...I'm sorry it took this long,
Tracy. Now, please... open your
eyes.

My love... Wake up...

......

Tracy..? Why isn't it working!?
Tracy!!

Derek:
We're losing her!

Angie:
Look what you've done! You 
haven't saved her; you've put
her life in danger!

Heather:
Mom!

Mercer:
Tracy! I know you can hear me now!
C-Come on... Please...!

Heather, wh-what are you doing!?
Let go of me!

Heather:
Get out of the way! We're going to
save Mom!

Dr. Stiles! Please...!

Derek:
Angie, we're going to start the
operation as soon as we figure 
out where to incise!

Get set up!

Angie:
Right away!

Mercer:
This cannot be! Tracy...!
Why has Bythos failed!?

No... It's not over yet...
There's still another way...

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
I will now explain the paitient's
condition.

There are lacerations on her left
lung, presumed to be caused by the
Neo-GUILT, "Bythos."

Derek:
It's the GUILT Ms. Fisher was
infected with...!

Heather:
D-Doctor...

My mother has been in a coma for
three years...

Will she be strong enough to
endure the surgery...?

Derek:
Don't worry. We'll save your
mother!

Heather:
Doctor...!
Thank you...

Angie:
There are two objectives for this
operation:

-Treat the lacerations on the
left lung.
-Eliminate Bythos.

Please use the laser on Bythos's
core,

and extract the core while it is
separated from the tissue.

Let's do this, Doctor... for
Heather's sake.

Derek:
Right. We'll give it our all!

We won't let her die!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
We're going to get started.
Heather, do your best to stay
strong.

Heather:
I will! I'll support you two as
much as I can!

Angie:
Lacerations due to Bythos
confirmed. Please suture them!

Treatmentof the wounds is
complete. But this is where it
really begins...

Convulsions have occurred...!
Bythos is emerging!

There it is! First, attack it
with the laser!

Separation of the core confirmed!
Please extract the core with the
forceps!

Extraction of the core successful!
We've got a ways to go, though!

The core has separated! Be careful
of thos spores and extract it!

Chiral reaction isn't fluctuating
much... It must be stronger than
last time...

Heather:
Bythos has moved! Use the 
ultrasound to check the area
where it used to be!

There's a hematocele there! It
must be the effect of Bythos's
movement...

Angie:
The core has been separated! Be careful
of those spores and extract it!

Heather:
The spore's movement is
intensifying! Please be careful!

Angie:
The core has been separated! Be careful
of those spores and extract it!

Chiral reaction is getting weak!
Only a little more, Doctor!

The core has separated! Be careful
of those spores and extract it!

The core is extracted! Take that!

...The last convulsion has
occurred! Bythos is making its
last stand!

There is no chiral reaction.
Bythos has been removed.

Well then, let's close her up!

Heather:
S-So... my mother is going to
make it...?

Derek:
Yes, she'll be just fine.

Angie:
Please bandage the sutured incision.

Operation complete. Heather...
You must be relieved.

Heather:
Yes... Dr. Stiles, Ms. Thompson...
Thank you, from the bottom of my
heart.

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Heather:
Thank you, Dr. Stiles...

Derek:
I'm glad your mother is still with
us, Heather.

I just... wish we could do more.

Heather:
It's OK, Doctor...

She's always been my inspiration, 
even in a coma. I'm just glad that
she's still alive.

Derek:
......

Sergeant:
...Doctor! Where's Mercer!?

Derek:
...What?

Angie:
Didn't you take him into custody
when he ran out of here!?

Sergeant:
No, no one has stepped outside
the lab!

Derek:
Where could he have gone!?

This isn't good! We need to find 
him, fast!

O------------------O
|7-7 Mother of Sins|
O------------------O

Sidney:
...Mercer has apparently escaped
through a hidden passage inside
the laboratory.

They're pursuing him now.

Hoffman:
Chief Kasal, Mrs. Mercer is going
to be transported out. Can you
set up her treatment orders?

Sidney:
Certainly. Just as a precaution,
I'll make sure she remains
quarantined during transport.

But... who would've thought Mercer
was hatching such a scheme?
Anyway, I'm glad it's over.

Hoffman:
Don't speak too soon; he may
still have something up his
sleeve.

Mercer must be stopped, under
any circumstances. We're counting
on you, Derek...

[Fade out and In]

Tyler:
Excuse me! Where's Derek!?

Sergeant:
...You mean Dr. Stiles?

He and his team just went down
the passage we discovered.

Tyler:
You have to tell me where that
passage is!

I have something for him that may
be the only way to stop Neo-GUILT!

Sergeant:
This way, sir. But please be
careful. We haven't confirmed
what's on the other side...

And according to Dr. Stiles,
Mercer is mentally unstable.

[Fade out and in]

Derek:
What the--

Look, all those devices are filled
with liquid... Are they culture
tanks of some sort...?

Angie:
Maybe they were being used for
medicine production...

...But... They're all active...

Female voice: "...So then, what's
going to happen?"

Mercer: "We just need to alter our
plans slightly... That's all."

Heather:
It's him...

Angie:
He's talking with someone...

Derek:
...Over there!

Reina:
Mr. Mercer, it looks like we have 
some unwelcome guests...

Mercer:
......

Derek:
Ms. Mayuzumi... What's become of
you...?

Reina:
I volunteered for this. The
Neo-GUILT inside me maintains my
youth... my beauty.

I am the host of Aletheia, the
embodiment of "Truth."

Angie:
You gave yourself to GUILT so
you could stay young!? That's 
beyond ridiculous!

Derek:
...She's lost touch with reality.

She's completely obsessed with
GUILT.

Reina:
...I have a proposition for you,
Dr. Stiles...

I want immunity for everything
I've done. In return, I'll furnish
all of our GUILT data and results.

Believe me... Alethia is perfect.

It has the power to change the
world... Everyone's life would
benefit from this.

Derek:
...We have no right to make any
deals with you, Ms. Mayuzumi.

And even if we did--I know I speak
for everyone here--there is no
chance we'd accept.

We all know the true nature of
GUILT.

Angie:
Give it up. You can't talk your
way out of this...

Reina:
I wouldn't resort to force, if I 
were you.

I'm connected directly to the
plant itself...

If I'm removed against my will or
killed... the facility would
retaliate.

You would all perish inside a mist
of GUILT.

Heather:
...! Then all these culture
tanks are filled with--

Reina:
Yes. You might say... these GUILT
are my children. Haha...

If they are released, anyone with
incompatible DNA would suffer most
unbearably...

Isn't that right, Mr. Mercer...?

Mercer:
...The only thing that concerns
me right now...

...is whether or not Alethia
has the power to cure Tracy.

Reina:
What are you-- What did you just 
inject!?

Mercer:
Don't worry. If this works, you
should rise to even greater
power...

If it doesn't--

Reina:
Ah... Agh...

Aaaaaahh!!

Derek:
What in the world...!?

Angie:
Look what it's doing to her!

Reina:
Aaaagh...

My... My face!

Mercer:
No... Not this strain too...
I'm sorry... I have failed you,
my love...

I... have nothing left...

Reina:
Ugh... Help me... Please...
It... It hurts!

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Heather:
Whatever he injected into her has
activated the GUILT!

Angie:
But if she dies, the GUILT inside
the tanks will be released!

Derek:
We can't let that happen!

We've only got one choice...!
Operate on her, and save her!

[Operation Briefing]

Angie:
Doctor, I can't even make a level
analysis of the patient...

It's as if the GUILT insider her
has gone out of control!

How is the chiral reaction,
Heather?

Heather:
I-It's no use! There are too many
readings coming from all over her
body!

I can't pinpoint the affected areas,
or even what kind of GUILT it is!

Derek:
You're kidding me...! What can we 
possibly do, then!?

......

...No, I shouldn't be thinking 
like that.

Angie:
Doctor...?

Derek:
There's no such thing as an
untreatable wound, or an incurable
disease...

Isn't that right, Angie?

Angie:
...Yes, Doctor!

Derek:
We've come this far in the fight
against GUILT; there must be a way
to cure her, too!

We just need to find it!

Tyler:
Derek! Use this!

Derek:
Tyler...!?

Tyler:
It's a Neo-GUILT antibiotic!
R&D rushed this out!

It's apparently effective against
the mutated types too!

Derek:
...Got it!

Tyler, I need you to try and
dispose of the GUILT inside these
culture tanks!

There's still a chance it could be
released! Try to minimize the
damage if that happens!

Tyler:
Are you freakin' kidding me!?
Alright, I'll do it. But, man, you
owe me one...

Derek:
Heather, can you help Tyler out?

Heather:
Will do!

Angie:
...!

Doctor, the chiral reaction is
centering... around her heart!

Derek:
What...!?

Wait, I think I understand...

The GUILT went on a rampage when
they were activated. But, now...

They're gathering at her heart to
fulfill their purpose... To fully
control her entire body!

Angie:
Doctor!

Derek:
Yes... Now's our only chance!

We'll make an incision at her
heart, and defeat any GUILT we
find there!

I'm going to cure her!

It's time to put an end to this,
once and for all!

Angie:
Let's do it, Doctor!

Derek:
Right! Let's begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Angie:
This is the final GUILT... Let's 
begin the extraction procedure
of Alethia.

This will end everything, Doctor.
Let's do our best!

...What has it done to her 
heart!?

Chiral reactions are coming from
the entire organ... It's as if
the heart itself is the GUILT!

Doctor! Even more chiral reactions
are moving throughout the body
and converging on the heart!

If the chiral reaction is 
concentrated on her heart, then
this must be Alethia's main body.

It will be difficult to extract 
it in this condition...

But, we do have the Neo-GUILT
antibiotic that Dr. Chase
prepared for us.

Let's inject this directly into
Alethia's core and destroy it,
here and now.

Wh-What the!?

...! Kyriaki appeared at
Alethia's core!

It must have summoned them to
defend itself.

They're acting slightly different
than usual... But I'm sure the 
same treatment will work!

Remember how we've treated all
the different GUILT up to this 
point!

If we treat the Kyriaki that
appeared, Alethia will have to 
expose its core to summon more!

When the core is exposed, inject
as much of the antibiotic from 
the black vial as possible!

While we wait for our chance,
treat the Kyriaki bodies!

The core's exposed! Now's our 
chance to inject the antibiotic!

The effect of the antibiotic is
weak, but it's definitely
working!

Treatment of the GUILT swarm is
complete. The core is exposed!

But I'm detecting chiral reactions 
from the patient's entire body
again.

Inject as much of the antibiotic
as you can before it can summon 
more GUILT!

Wh-What the...?

The chiral reaction that had
decreased is rising again.

It's absorbing energy from the 
patient through those red blood
vessels!

If this continues, Alethia will
be able to restore itself!

We need to sever all those blood
vessels before that happens!
Try holding the scalpel on them!

But make sure you don't touch the
red blood vessel that is absorbing
the patient's energy.

If you don, it'll cause severe
damage to the patient. Please be
careful!

The blood vessels have been 
severed successfully, and chiral
reaction has decreased!

If we can continue this...!

Now it's Sige... And its numbers 
are far greater than before!

Derek:
Alethia must really be cornered
now...

Angie:
...Our treatment against it must
be effective!

Treat Sige just like before,
while you inject the antibiotic
into Alethia!

We can use the scalpel now! Cut
directly into Sige!

Treatment of the GUILT swarm is
complete! the core is exposing
itself!

Severing of the blood vessels is
successful!

These may be small, but they're
still Bythos... And there are 
so many of them!

But the chiral reaction is almost
gone! Alethia is definitely
getting weaker!

...Just a little more! Hang in
there, Doctor!

The Bythos shards are gone!
Please extract the Bythos core
with the forceps!

Bythos isn't doing anything...?
Something's not right about
this...

It's hemorrhaging inside the 
pericardium! Please treat it
before the condition worsens!

Treatment of the GUILT swarm is
complete! The core is exposing
itself!

The blood vessels have been 
severed! That should do it...!

Alethia has become completely
inactive! Chiral reaction is
decreasing--

Huh!? Th-This can't be! The
chiral reaction is rising!

A-Alethia has become active
again!

Chiral reactions are increasing
at incredible speed!

The blood vessel it's using to
absorb energy is changing rapidly
as well...! What can we do!?

Derek:
Stay calm, Angie! I just have to
concentrate!

Angie:
...D-Doctor!?

Derek:
We will not lose to GUILT. We
can't!

Angie:
You're right, there's no way
we're giving in! I... believe in
you, Doctor!

Derek:
(Concentrate on the changes in the
blood vessels! Concentrate,
Derek!)

I'm a doctor! I won't let this
patient die!

Angie:
For all the precious lives that 
GUILT took...

Derek:
For the hearts that were plunged
into despair because of it...

Angie:
For those who became prisoners to
its promise of power, and fell
into darkness...

Derek:
For our friends who confronted
that darkness, without yielding
to its overwhelming threat...

Angie:
In order to stop this endless
spiral of despair...

Derek:
For all the hopes and dreams of
mankind...

Angie:
...And to prevent the same mistake
from ever happening again! This
is for everyone!

Derek:
There should never be diseases
that cannot be treated! We will
eradicate GUILT with this!

Angie:
Alethia has completely
disappeared!

All treatments complete... This
time... it should be the end!

Doctor... It's really over...

Derek:
Angie, it's still too early to
get relieved.

We can't let our guard down until
the patient is completely safe...
Right?

Angie:
Y-Yes, you're right. Then please
bandage the sutured incision,
Doctor.

That concludes the operation...
Alethia has been defeated!

[Post Operation Dialogue]

Derek:
...Alright, let's get her
transported out of here. Can you
call for backup, Heather?

Heather:
Yes, I'll be right back.

Angie:
But... we can't move her unless
we disengage whatever she's 
connected to...

Tyler:
I already called for a bomb squad.
They can take it from here.

By the way, I neutralized the
GUILT with stabilizers, so now
you definitely owe me--

Angie:
...Mercer!?

Mercer:
Haha... Hahaha...

Derek:
Mr. Mercer... The threat of 
Neo-GUILT is over.

But...

You owe it to the world to atone
for the crime you've committed.

Mercer:
Ha... Haha...

My hopes have be shattered...
I've got no reason to live.

Angie:
...He's got something in his hand!

Tyler"
It's the same thing that was 
on President Mayuzumi!

Mercer:
I've been a fool... I was
blinded by GUILT, and I've lost
everything... Everything...!

Why? ...Why!?

Aaaaaagh!

... I... must... destroy!!!
I'll destroy everything!

Tyler:
He's gonna try to blow this 
place up!

Angie:
Stop!!

Soldier: "Fire!"

Mercer:
...!

Derek:
Mercer!

Angie! We need to stop the
bleeding, or he'll--

Tyler:
...It's no use, Derek. He's been
shot right through the heart...

Heather:
...!

Father...

O------------O
|7-8 Epilogue|
O------------O

After The incident...
The HOA and Acropolis executives
who assisted in The development
of Neo-GUILT were arrested,
and law enforcement officials
began The process of setting 
their criminal trials in motion.

The amendments to medical law 
that granted favoritism to The 
HOA were repealed by Congress, 
and The organization itself was 
ordered to dissolve.

Caduceus USA was credited for 
not only helping to bring The 
perpetrators to justice... 
but for The unending dedication 
to those victimized by GUILT as 
well.
It also fell upon Caduceus to ease 
The fears of a frightened society 
with The truth behind The disease.

Councilman: "We should consider 
ourselves fortunate that GUILT 
contamination has been minimal."

"No traces of it were found, even 
in areas like The Palmwood Plant, 
Acropolis, or The HOA building."

"But, we are still taking heavy 
criticism from several countries 
for this incident."

Councilwoman: "It can't be helped 
that The government is being 
blamed for it."

"Foreign leaders won't be easily 
convinced that it was all Mercer's 
doing."

"Perhaps we can establish more 
credibility by publicizing The 
testimony of Reina Mayuzumi?"

Sidney: 
Caduceus USA is working to 
alleviate concerns by meeting 
with The overseas committees.
 
Each country will be provided 
with a clear explanation of what 
transpired.

Councilwoman: "Once again, we owe 
our gratitude to Caduceus, as well 
as an apology."

"We should never have become so 
blind as to discard your merits 
in favor of The HOA."

Councilman: "Please continue as 
You are doing, Director Hoffman."

"... That is, if that is alright 
with You."

Hoffman: Yes, of course...

......

But, while we're on The subject... 
I'd like to take a moment of your 
time to express my sentiments.

It is what I believe to be 
an underlying cause of this 
incident.

Councilman: "Please, continue, 
Director Hoffman."

Hoffman:
Originally, a doctor's purpose was 
to serve those who fell ill or 
were in poor health.

But, as medical science advanced, 
a different burden was placed on
his shoulders.

Catering to people's personal 
desires began to take precedence.

Achieving beauty and strength 
effortlessly...

Reversing The aging process...

It is this obsessiveness that 
spurred humanity to reach for 
GUILT, like a forbidden fruit,

without even considering The price 
they would pay.

Sidney: 
......

Hoffman: 
It should never become a doctor's 
responsibility to correct how a 
person chooses to live their life.

I'd like all of You here today to 
look within yourselves...

and take a moment to consider who 
that obligation should truly fall 
upon.

Sidney: 
You seem to have made an 
impression, Director.

Hoffman: 
That's all I could hope for.

[Fade Out and in]

Tyler: 
...Niiiice, these test results are 
sweet! If it's really this 
effective, it's over for GUILT!

Forget Acropolis!

Victor: 
Man, I could have pumped this out 
way earlier if it weren't for all 
those stupid restrictions...

A genius like myself shouldn't 
have to jump through so many 
damn hoops!

Stephen: 
Well, You really exceeded our 
expectations, Victor.

With The complete GUILT data 
and Professor Blackwell's assistance, 
you'll be a research juggernaut.

Victor: 
Yeah, well... I couldn't have 
done it on my own.

Tyler: 
Derek and Angie will be glad to 
hear this. They can train overseas 
without any worries.

You want to give them The good 
news, Leslie?

Leslie: 
Well, I would, but aren't they 
already on The plane?

I'm a little jealous that they get 
to practice their honeymoon so 
many times...

Stephen: 
Things just started settling down, 
and both Dr. Stiles and Dr. Tulba 
have already left.

Tyler: 
Well, they'll go wherever they're 
needed. They're doctors to The 
bone.

[Fade out and in]

Adel: 
...It looks like you're recovering 
well from The operation.

At this rate, you'll be out of The 
hospital in no time.

Patient: "So I'm really going to 
be OK, Doctor? My stomach still 
doesn't feel too good..."

Adel: 
...It'll calm down if You take 
this medication. It's made in 
America, and it works quite well.

We're fortunate that we've been 
receiving so much support 
from other countries lately.

Anyway, The polyp we found inside 
your stomach was benign, so 
there's no need for concern.

Patient: "If You say so, Doctor... 
Thank You very much."

Adel: 
OK, hope You feel better soon.

Now, let's see who's next...

Sylvia: 
... Why don't You take a little 
break? You've been seeing patients 
all morning.

Adel: 
...Oh, don't worry about me, 
Ms. Warenburg.

I'm working at a good pace, and 
I feel great.

Sylvia: 
Well You know, Dr. Stiles told me 
to contact him if anything 
happened to You...

I'm tempted to report back to him 
that you're working too hard.

Adel: 
Hahaha... You know, I'm so happy 
to be here, helping people.

......

I learned a lot in America, 
and I feel a little more confident with 
my treatment.

I'm able to see more patients in 
a day, too. I've never felt more 
fulfilled in my life.

Um, would You mind giving 
Dr. Stiles a message for me?

Please tell him... I'm grateful 
for everything he taught me.

Sylvia: 
I'll do that. *smile*

[Fade out and in]

Derek: 
We won't be landing for another 
18 hours, huh...

Whew, this is going to be a long 
trip.

Angie: 
...Here's something to keep You 
occupied then, Doctor.

Derek: 
A letter?

Angie: 
Yes, it's from Heather... It was 
addressed to both of us.

Derek: 
Really!? Here, let me--

Oh, I forgot... I get airsick if I 
read on a plane. Would You mind 
reading it?

Angie: 
OK, let's see here...

"Dear Dr. Stiles and Ms. Thompson..."

[Fade out and in]

Heather: 
How have You two been?

Thank You for that kind letter of 
recommendation You wrote. I've 
transferred to The East Branch.

Thanks to You, I'll be able to 
keep studying as a nurse, in an 
environment I can relax in.

My mother's transport date has 
already been set. Her condition is 
stable, so it should go well.

I still can't thank You enough for 
The operation You performed on her, 
Dr. Stiles.

Anyway, I'll be looking forward to 
The day when I can work alongside 
The two of You again.

Best wishes, Heather Ross.

[Fade out and in]

Derek: 
...I'm glad to hear that. It 
sounds like she's finally been 
able to settle down.

Angie: 
I'm sure she'll do fine there.

Derek: 
Yeah...

......

Professor Irvine is a great 
cranial nerve surgeon,

but he's also known for his 
involvement in The development of 
new procedures.

If my training with him goes well, 
then maybe...

Angie: 
...I know You can do it, Doctor.

You're a one-of-a-kind surgeon 
who can pull off operations that 
no one else has ever attempted.

Derek: 
Haha, thanks. ...I'll do my best, 
for Heather's sake.

Angie: 
......

Dr. Stiles, you've always worked
hard to make sure other people are 
happy...

But... don't forget, You deserve 
a little piece of that happiness 
too.

Derek: 
...?

Angie: 
...And I'll make sure The girl 
who's always at your side takes 
that advice too.

Derek:
Angie...

[Fade out]

And so, Derek Stiles's long battle 
against GUILT had finally come 
to an end.

And after some time to rest, he 
returns once again to his intense 
life as a doctor.

There are patients that need to be 
treated. Though The life as a 
doctor with The Healing Touch will 
be filled with hardships...

Derek continues on that path with 
The smiles of The patients and his 
friends at Caduceus who share The 
same aspirations as him...

and also with The support of his
loved one at his side...

[Roll Credits]

=========
CHAPTER X
=========

-------------------------------
X-1 Kyriaki - The Wicked Blades
-------------------------------

[Operation Briefing]

Raitenau:
Through GUILT alone can mankind
find salvation.

My grandfather, The great 
patriarch, Adam...

Why do You refuse to understand
his noble teachings?

Derek: 
I'll never accept such twisted,
self-serving logic!

I'm starting The operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Raitenau:
Do You seriously believe You can
defy The laws of nature that  bring
humanity its rightful death?

[Operation Failure]

Raitenau:
A foolish mortal, choosing to defy
The providence of nature... Your
struggles are futile, Doctor...

[Operation Success]

Raitenau:
Doctors like You, with your
foolish ideals... You'll destroy
The world!

--------------------------------
X-2 Tetarti - A Myriad of Toxins
--------------------------------

[Operation Briefing]

Raitenau:
Man's deep attachment to life
has lead to The uncontrolled
advancement in medicine.

Are You aware of what awaits in
The end?

A world of madness, where life's
course is manipulated without care
for The world's natural order!

Is that what You doctors wish for?

Derek:
Is it so wrong that people want
to live? We're only here to serve
those who need help!

Beginning The operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Raitenau:
Do You seriously believe You can
defy The laws of nature that  bring
humanity its rightful death?

[Operation Failure]

Raitenau:
A foolish mortal, choosing to defy
The providence of nature... Your
struggles are futile, Doctor...

[Operation Success]

Raitenau:
Doctors like You, with your
foolish ideals... You'll destroy
The world!

------------------------------------
X-3 Pempti - The Rampaging Nightmare
------------------------------------

[Operation Briefing]

Raitenau:
If man refuses to live in harmony
with nature, then nature will
eventually destroy him.

That is humanity's fate!

Their dreams, desires, and wishes
are what ultimately bring about 
their extinction.

Ironic, isn't it?

Derek:
Shut up! No matter how sinful we
may be, I have faith in mankind...

...and I'll save as many lives
as I can!

[Operation Dialogue]

Raitenau:
Do You seriously believe You can
defy The laws of nature that  bring
humanity its rightful death?

[Operation Failure]

Raitenau:
A foolish mortal, choosing to defy
The providence of nature... Your
struggles are futile, Doctor...

[Operation Success]

Raitenau:
Doctors like You, with your
foolish ideals... You'll destroy
The world!

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X-4 Nous - The Malignant Side of Wisdom
---------------------------------------

[Operation Briefing]

Mercer:
You possess the gift of the
Healing Touch... yet you refuse
to use it effectively.

Are you content with just saving
people's lives? Have you ever
considered what lies beyond that?

I have. I am about to change
the world!

Reformation is impossible without
firm belief!

Derek:
I don't care what vision you have
for the future! I'm determined to
keep saving lives!

I'm ready to operate!

[Operation Dialogue]

Mercer:
Soon you will see for yourself
just how powerless doctors are!

[Operation Failure]

Mercer:
Do you see how weak doctors are?
You won't be needed in the world
still to come...

[Operation Success]

Mercer:
Even with the power you hold,
there are diseases that can't be
cured...

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X-5 Bythos - The Profundity of the Abyss
----------------------------------------

[Operation Briefing]

Mercer:
It is the Neo-GUILT--the true
hands of Asclepius--that will
guide us to the new age!

Those incapable of symbiosis
with GUILT will wither away...

No one can stop this!

Derek:
GUILT brings us nothing but death!
Your so-called "new age" is the
end of mankind!

We'll begin the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Mercer:
Soon you will see for yourself
just how powerless doctors are!

[Operation Failure]

Mercer:
Do you see how weak doctors are?
You won't be needed in the world
still to come...

[Operation Success]

Mercer:
Even with the power you hold,
there are diseases that can't be
cured...

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X-6 Sige - The Dense Fog of Silence
-----------------------------------

[Operation Briefing]

Mercer:
No matter how advanced medicine
becomes, there are always those
who cannot be saved...

Intractable diseased... Incurable
ailments... Inescapable deaths!
How many souls have you forsaken?

Have you ever considered the
feelings of thos who lie in bed,
with no hope of being cured!?

If you call yourself a doctor,
then treat those people right
now!!

Derek:
I'm only human... but I'll do
everything I can to save my
patients! I will never give up!

Starting the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Mercer:
Soon you will see for yourself
just how powerless doctors are!

[Operation Failure]

Mercer:
Do you see how weak doctors are?
You won't be needed in the world
still to come...

[Operation Success]

Mercer:
Even with the power you hold,
there are diseases that can't be
cured...

-----------------------------------------
X-7 Alethia - The Omniscient Eye of Truth
-----------------------------------------

[Operation Briefing]

Reina:
The new age is just over the
horizon... and I'll bring about
the new dawn of mankind!

Don't we all want to be smarter,
stronger, and more beautiful?

The world will be populated by
those who are superior.

My beloved GUILT will eliminate
all else...

Derek:
Don't give me that! GUILT won't
bring happiness to anyone!!

I'm starting the operation!

[Operation Dialogue]

Reina:
These GUILT are my children...
Let's see you try to rebel against
their might!

[Operation Failure]

Reina:
The old world shall end soon...
Now sleep, in the furthest
reaches of the darkness...

[Operation Success]

Reina:
Th-This can't be...! My children!

Are you saying that I...
that we... were wrong...!?

[Post Operation Dialogue]

[Blackout]

The threat of GUILT has ended,
and so has your journey filled with
peril and hardships...

Your phenomenal surgical skills and
indomitable spirit will be forever
remembered by all.

For now, rest... until the day
comes that you must wield
your scalpel once more.

As long as there is illness in
the world, the doctor's battle will
carry on...

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|Version History|
O===============O

-1.00 - The script if FINALLY complete =_=; Sorry for the year long pause, but
        now, it's finally complete! ^.^ I've changed the numbering scheme 
        slightly, as I considered the X-? Operations as 'bonus' content. But,
        Now they're not :P A number of spelling corrections were made due to
        Honnam e-mailing me about them. Caught myself on a couple of occasions
        where there were lines being said by the wrong people ^_^; Oops.

-0.75 - All dialogue in episodes with no operation has been completed as well 
        as Chapter 3 & 4. The dialogue of The first three operations in chapter
        X have been added. If anyone is willing to submit The other pieces of 
        text for chapter X, or any other part, feel free to e-mail me and you 
        will be credited in The FAQ.

-0.30 - Chapters 1 & 2 Completed. Allowed Neoseeker and Super Cheats to post 
        this FAQ

-0.10 - Have laid The foundation of The game script and will try and keep up 
        with regular updates

O========================O
|Credits & Special Thanks|
O========================O

O------------O
|Credit to...|
O------------O

   -Nintendo and Atlus for The game, for without them, this game wouldn't exist
    and I wouldn't be able to write this FAQ so that you could be reading it
    right now.

   -You, the reader for enduring the updates, or the lack of thereof. XD you
    guys are great! 
 
   -Myself for coming out of The shadows to write this FAQ, no matter how 
    untidy and incomplete it may seem to me :) And for actually picking up 
    this game on impulse XD

O----------------------O
|A Special Thanks to...|
O----------------------O

   -Three_Leaf_Ivy from The Gamefaq message boards for submitting 7-8.

   -Honnam for notifying me that I had made various mistakes in the script and
    giving me a suggestion that I will implement in a later version of this 
    FAQ. (If I ever get there ^_^;)

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