City Series:Volume5a Chapter9
- 1 Chapter 9: Loss
- 1.1 Heinz Berge’s Schreiben: Entry in Grösse Panzer Rot Löwe’s Memory Bank
- 1.2 Grösse Panzer Rot Löwe’s Geschäftlich Schrift: High Speed Entry to the Memory Bank
- 1.3 Heinz Berge’s Schreiben: Entry in Grösse Panzer Rot Löwe’s Memory Bank
- 1.4 Beretta’s Write Bring: Entry in Heavy Barrel Grazie’s Memory Bank
- 1.5 Sorbonne University PR Club Extra Edition: Lourd de Marionnette Battle Post-Match Report
- 1.6 Rosetta’s Journal: Today’s 2nd Entry
- 1.7 Heinz Berge’s Journal
Chapter 9: Loss
What did I remember during that attack?
Heinz Berge’s Schreiben: Entry in Grösse Panzer Rot Löwe’s Memory Bank
“The current Schreiben reaction speed is approximately x78.”
At this speed, each second feels like 78 seconds. The sky looks like solid mass of azure. The wind constantly flows gently across the Panzer’s surface. Conversely, the female Grösse Panzer called Grazie is moving slowly. It is attempting to take a step, but when viewed at this speed, I can clearly predict what action it will take next.
<Grazie’s step toward me has the leg pointed somewhat inwards.>
I can conclude it is pretending to approach me but will actually run to the side. It will feel like 31 more seconds until Grazie’s leg slowly reaches the ground. This takes a very long time. I have decided to loosen my union with the Grösse Panzer.
“The current Schreiben reaction speed is approximately x62.”
It is said the fastest human reaction speed is 0.1 seconds. It takes that long for your body to react and move. Using that as the baseline, I currently have 62 chances to react to anything.
I have gained this reaction speed by uniting with a Grösse Panzer.
To me, 88 seconds have passed since the battle began.
<Grazie leans to the right in preparation to run.
The metal body is slowly starting to advance. It takes its third step.>
Everything is so very slow.
In truth, it has been less than 2 seconds. To a normal human, this female Grösse Panzer would be moving abnormally fast. In the previous battle, there had been a lot of unnecessary movement, but its mobility had been impressive. The Panzer Kavalier clearly understands that a Grösse Panzer is part of her body and not just a weapon. Her ability is even greater than Phillip Missel’s.
But hers is a human speed. And humans are slow.
Humans can sometimes slice through light, but that is not because they are moving faster than light. It means they have nearly precognitive instincts that allow them to turn their blade in the direction from which the light will arrive.
Most of those known as Sword Masters were made immortal by the influence of ether and experience in battle, so they could train their instincts to a point dozens of times beyond the average person.
They see the future early and act based on that.
I see the present slowly and act based on that.
I cannot predict light and slice through it, but if my speed could exceed that of light, I expect I would be able to slice through it.
<Grazie is running to the side while still facing me. The foot that took the third step leaves the ground and the foot that is taking the fourth step is reaching the ground. The wooden spear’s aim never leaves me while it is held below Grazie’s arm.
It is slow.>
No matter how quickly someone moves as a human, I see them as moving even slower than a walk.
There is no need to play along. They are moving with all their might, so I must respond in kind and fight.
I take my first step. It feels like moving through water, but my union with the Grösse Panzer thanks to the Panzer Ritter Project frees me from the bonds of human ability and allows me to draw out almost the full power of the Grösse Panzer.
When someone Schreibens into a Grösse Panzer, the Grösse Panzer’s max power is relative to the human’s ability. But in the Panzer Ritter Project, my body was almost entirely replaced with specialized prosthetics that do not restrict the Grösse Panzer’s abilities.
The cylinders, steel, engine, and power system all demonstrate the Grösse Panzer’s own abilities.
Rot Löwe has a cooling system and it can maintain a power output of approximately 7 times that of a normal Panzer while I am Schreiben-ed into it.
The max output has been measured up to 21 times normal and it nearly tore the Panzer apart.
After passing about 10 times normal, all actions break the sound barrier and Rot Löwe becomes a weapon of indiscriminate destruction. Rot Löwe’s greatest flaw is the inability to activate the Over Emblem, Eisen Löwe, due to my lack of emotions. The Over Emblem is engraved in the armor, but it has no purpose other than to prove that this is indeed a Grösse Panzer.
At 10 times power or more, I can slice through supersonic bullets.
My current power is at 5 times. Thus, I approach the female Grösse Panzer at 5 times her speed.
Grösse Panzers normally move at speeds relative to a human. So an 8-yard Grösse Panzer can move at about 4 times the speed of a human.
A human’s maximum running speed is about 16mph on average. A Grösse Panzer’s maximum speed is about 64mph.
Rot Löwe is moving at 5 times that.
<Rather than the wind, it is the air that is moving. The color of the air shows that its vibrations are hitting the walls of the mock battlefield and the barrier field rising from there.
This is a color only known by those who live at Grösse Panzer speed.>
Due to the burden on the Panzer, supersonic mobility is only possible for an instant, but for that instant, it finally feels like the machine can keep up with my reflexes.
The machine’s abilities have yet to reach the machine’s essence.
I predict that a Panzer will eventually be developed that can keep up with my x100+ reaction speed.
That would be the strongest Panzer.
I move forward. I take the second step. It feels like moving through water, but I am clearly moving faster than my opponent.
<Grazie’s movement has changed.
It is moving forward instead of to the right.>
Did she see my movement? No, she likely predicted it. She sensed that I would step forward and had her action change. Her predictive power is greater than my reactions.
But I am not light or an artillery shell. I am a Grösse Panzer that can think about what I am doing 62 times as often as a human.
So I think.
The enemy is charging in with her wooden spear. I block it with my shield on the left.
<I raise my shield at 5 times the speed of the enemy’s wooden spear.
Then the air shakes violently.
Rot Löwe whips up a powerful wind and Grazie whips up a loud wind.
Cheers belatedly respond to the two Panzers’ movements.
It is a slow and surging sound.
Rot Löwe’s experimental inertial control emblems activate in response to the shock and burden to it. The burden is reduced.>
This noise is just like the battlefield. Even on the battlefield, this speed changes an instantaneous gunshot into a 20-second roar. This must be the same.
<The wooden spear reaches me. It hits the shield.
Even the metallic sound of wood on steel rings out like an extended note of a brass instrument.>
She is slow. So I will now defeat her. I circle behind her to perfectly settle this.
<Grazie takes a step in preparation to turn around.>
In that same span of time, I take 5 steps. I arrive behind the enemy, where she cannot reach me.
I conclude that Grazie is trying to turn around.
<Grazie makes a jump.
It jumps to the center of the mock battlefield in order to move away from Rot Löwe.>
Had she predicted she would be unable to turn around? Or had she feared the thought of an enemy behind her?
I confirm that my Verbesserung was inadequate. The enemy is moving with all her might and she has great skill. And there is wind and noise all around us. I conclude that this is a battlefield.
“The current Schreiben reaction speed is approximately x102.”
This is my first time using this speed against a Grösse Panzer.
<Grazie twists around in midair.
It attempts to thrust its spear out while facing me.>
The spear is long enough. By grabbing the back end of the spear, the tip can reach me.
I move my body back 3 yards.
<The spear thrusts toward me.>
It will not hit, so I think about my next move.
<I see a light in my slowly moving and changing visual footage.
It is within the stands.>
I predict the light is reflecting off of a spectator’s jewelry.
To eliminate any possible concerns, I take this chance to Verbesserung.
<It is an earring worn by an old man.
It is shaped like a sword.
Anyone in Paris would recognize that sword emblem.
That is an earring of the Missel family, a former Chevalier de Paris family.>
Only one old man would be wearing that.
Is that Jean Missel!?
<The old man stands up and looks at me.
There is a suggestive smile on his face.>
There is no doubting it. I Lernen a clear resemblance to Phillip Missel in that face.
I conclude that is his grandfather, Jean Missel.
During World War One, he made a fool of us on the front line and I even crossed swords with him once…
Grösse Panzer Rot Löwe’s Geschäftlich Schrift: High Speed Entry to the Memory Bank
Oddity detected in Schreiben user’s memory. A rapid return of a past memory has been confirmed. The return of memories in battle could provide a dangerous shock. Accessing the Psyche Outer mechanism to erase the resurrected memory.
After a 0.0000001 second separation, the memory connection with the Schreiben User will be reestablished.
Heinz Berge’s Schreiben: Entry in Grösse Panzer Rot Löwe’s Memory Bank
I can predict what just happened.
<An old man in the stands is looking at me.>
I don’t know who it is. I conclude it is no one of importance. I focus entirely on Grazie.
<The wooden spear has been thrust toward me as far as it can reach.>
I conclude that I was distracted by the stands for a long time.
I predict the enemy will pull back the spear as she lands and then make her next move.
I plan to move for-
<Just then, wings grow from Grazie’s back.
They grow in an instant, provide lift, and allow midair movement.
Grazie moves further forward and the spear leaves its hand while it is thrust forward.
The spear was thrown toward Rot Löwe’s face!>
———Impossible to dodge.
I conclude a brief lapse of attention and an inexplicable cutoff of my memories caused me to lose focus. If I move my head at supersonic speeds, I could dodge this, but that could do damage to my cervical vertebrae. Since General Rommel has summoned me to Normandy, if I am to take damage here, I must let the spear hit me in an area that will cause minimum damage.
The enemy’s attack hits me.
Beretta’s Write Bring: Entry in Heavy Barrel Grazie’s Memory Bank
<The wooden spear stabs into the left eye of the enemy’s facial structure.>
That won’t be a fatal blow, but it should stop him.
I flap my wings once for attitude control as I land.
As for the faltering enemy…
<He does not stop. He charges forward.>
Hey, wait, stop! Why do guys always…ah!? This is crazy!!
It was shallow, but his sword hit me.
I was sent flying. Damn, he really is strong. Given the positioning, that must have smashed my right shoulder. He really knows when to push himself in battle.
But if you’re going to do it like that, then I can’t let you beat me. I’m fighting to see what a Heavy Barrel’s strength is to me. I have to figure that out. Just like Rosetta has grown honest with her feelings, I have to grow honest with my idea of a Knight Striker!!
<I nearly fall over but keep my balance.
The enemy rapidly turns around. The previous impact nearly knocked the spear loose from his face.>
While approaching, I kick my left leg up as a feint.
<The enemy takes a step back to adjust his position and to remain cautious of my movement.>
Did he fall for it? It’s not clear, but I just have to do what I can.
While falling back, I swung my arm to allow the impact to leave my right shoulder and to keep my balance.
<He moves forward to pursue me.>
Here he comes. He’s definitely falling for my trick now.
The arm I swung to keep my balance grabs the spear sticking out of his face.
I gather some slight strength in my arm to begin a thrusting motion.
<The enemy senses it and swings his head to pull the spear out himself.>
Damn he’s perceptive. I guess it’s true he sees things at 100 times human speed. He doesn’t react to my actions. He reacts to the very beginning of my actions.
This is no joke. And now a right kick!!
You’re off your balance after swinging your head to pull out that spear, aren’t you!?
<The enemy plants a foot on the ground. That foot breaks the sound barrier and creates a white cloud of water vapor.
That acts as powerful attitude control. With a rumble, his foot tears into the mock battlefield’s ground and the bricks and stone forming it fly up into the air.>
…What kind of power and attitude control was that!?
He’s too strong.
<The enemy corrects his posture and attacks.
Rot Löwe swings down a wooden sword that strikes Grazie’s right knee as it kicks up.
The sword was made from lignum vitae submerged in water and it easily smashes the steel knee.>
But what do I care, you idiot? I was prepared for this. I can keep going. Plus, it wasn’t the kick I was expecting something from. Just as the right lower leg broke and dangled down from the knee, I cleanly spun my body around on my left leg.
And in my right hand…
I’ll give him an attack he can’t dodge no matter how fast he is.
I’ll release my max attack power.
Just how destructive is a spear when it’s held by a Heavy Barrel and swung all the way around in a circle?
Centrifugal force, weight, and speed.
<The spear tip bends like a whip and briefly has a cloud trailing behind it.>
A horizontal swing is the hardest of all attacks to dodge. And a spear’s span is far greater than a sword’s.
Hit him!! This is my way of fighting and this is my greatest strength.
<A metallic clang overpowers all else.
Grazie rotated to place its full weight behind the spear attack.
But it did not hit.
As the female Heavy Barrel swung its special attack, Rot Löwe performed a tackle.
There was no attempt to dodge. Only a crude collision.>
———He got me…!? Is he not even using a shield!?
<But the result was never seen.
Just as Grazie and Rot Löwe would have collided, another Heavy Barrel moved between them to protect Grazie.
It is Expert de Épée.
Its engine system is damaged and it should barely be able to move, but the pilot’s willpower and skill got it to move. It used its full speed to charge between the two Barrels so quickly that not even Rot Löwe could take emergency evasive action.
But it could not stop Rot Löwe.
Rot Löwe was built to endure high-speed mobility, the burdens of its own actions, and the impacts of enemy attacks, so its attack easily knocked away both the female Heavy Barrel and the male Heavy Barrel attempting to protect the female one.
An impact and the shattering of a spear can be heard. Heavy Barrels are said to be the heaviest of all land weapons, yet two of them are broken and sent flying.>
<With a roar, Expert de Épée and Grazie roll over to the wall.>
…I knew it.
That idiot. What was he thinking with his Barrel that badly damaged?
You really are dumb. Did you do that because protecting people is a Knight Striker’s job? A lot of good that did when we were both taken out. Ha ha ha. You’re an idiot to the very end.
I can’t believe this…
I’m no match for you.
Out of the three Barrels on this mock battlefield, I’m the weakest one. Heinz Berge is far superior when it comes to combat ability and Phillip Missel is superior when it comes to the desire to protect someone.
I really can’t believe it. And I’m exhausted.
So very tired…
Sorbonne University PR Club Extra Edition: Lourd de Marionnette Battle Post-Match Report
The special battle was over in an instant.
That was a match that left us with a lot to think about. Why did Lieutenant Colonel Heinz Berge move so that Beretta McWild’s spear would hit him? Why did he need to make such an intense attack at the very end there? And why did Phillip Missel, who joined the German army, intervene to protect Miss Beretta, who should be his enemy?
There are a lot of questions here. But everyone at the mock battlefield should know that the final question has already been somewhat answered. When Miss Beretta’s Grazie and Mr. Phillip’s Expert de Épée collapsed, no one watching could move due to how incredible and quick a resolution it was. The only person moving was Mr. Phillip who kicked open the door to the Study on Expert de Épée’s back.
He only wore the pants of a German uniform with the jacket draped over his shoulders as he ran over to Grazie. The photo taken by our reporter shows how his right arm was broken, the bone was sticking out, and it was coated with blood.
He called out Miss Beretta’s name and opened Grazie’s Study. Miss Beretta was just as bloody as Mr. Phillip but she was unconscious as she rolled out in the nude. He wrapped her in his uniform’s jacket and – this is just like something he would do – carried her over his shoulder.
He looked up at the black Lourd de Marionnette standing at the center of the mock battlefield.
I imagine every French person at the mock battlefield could understand the anger in his eyes and face.
This likely came from the second question: Why did the German army’s strongest Lourd de Écrivain have to go that far?
According to those in the know, Lieutenant Colonel Berge’s movements arrived just below the speed of sound.
Even if he could not dodge Miss Beretta’s attack, couldn’t he have fought some other way? That is, other than performing a tackle that did not make use of his shield or sword.
Everyone saw that question in Mr. Phillip’s anger.
A few of the people who saw it concluded that the descendant of the Chevalier de Paris had not actually joined the Germans.
He attempted to protect our representative, Miss Beretta.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Berge’s Rot Löwe wordlessly turned its back and left for the hangar.
According to the records, this was the first time in seven years that Lieutenant Colonel Berge was injured while Recréa-ing. The female Lourd de Écrivain who fearlessly confronted and injured him and the Chevalier de Paris who attempted to protect her are receiving Correcteur healing in the Paris General Hospital.
It seems the hospital’s director was personally watching the match at the mock battlefield.
He said they would be fully healed in time for the dance tonight and he would make sure they had a dance together.
Also, the Missel family says they will fully repair every Lourd de Marionnette that took part in these mock battles free of charge. Jean Missel, that hero of the previous great war, had come to view today’s battles and he must have been satisfied with his grandson’s performance.
Now, as I write this, we still have three hours until the dance in the courtyard.
What is going to happen there?
Rosetta’s Journal: Today’s 2nd Entry
I am writing this inside the mansion. The school festival is having its dance. But I walked home.
A lot happened.
I could not move immediately after the Lourd de Marionnette battle ended. There were many reasons for that. But the biggest was that I could not believe Lady Beretta had lost. I Signe-d that she had won. And then the Ajouter of reality hit me.
Lady Beretta had lost. Lady Beretta, who had said she would protect us, had lost.
And Sir Phillip saved her and left the mock battlefield while I was still unable to move.
The old man sitting next to me nodded and then left as well.
I still could not move.
The next thing I knew I was sitting alone in the dining hall near the mock battlefield – it was Lady Mallette and that group that found me there – and had been there for four hours. The sun would be setting soon and things were growing noisy outside. A group known as the music club was beginning their night performance.
A few of Lady Mallette’s group went outside.
There would apparently be a dance party during that night performance. Everyone had gone to search for a partner.
Lady Mallette breathed cigarette smoke from her nose and said “well I shouldn’t have any trouble finding someone” despite not looking very confident.
She was keeping me company while I could not move. All of them are such good people. They really are. I had to return to the mansion and make dinner for the master. But I did not.
That was wrong of me. No one told me it was okay to do that. I had spent 15 years with the master telling me to do my job right. But I waited for Lady Beretta for myself and not for my job.
Why did I do that? I do not know.
I asked Lady Mallette about that and about something else that was bothering me. Why had I been unable to move immediately after Lady Beretta lost? And why was I waiting?
Lady Mallette gave a very simple answer.
“Isn’t that because you’re no longer just a machine?”
I am a machine. I am not human. But Lady Mallette made it sound so simple.
“If you were a machine you would have been able to move even after Beretta lost. But you were so shocked by it that you couldn’t move. And you’re still worried about her. You’re growing less and less perfect. As a machine I mean.”
“So am I of poor quality if you view me as a machine?”
“I don’t think you were originally. But Beretta said you’re fine this way.”
“Why would Lady Beretta say that about me? Do you believe her?”
“That girl won’t give many details. But she was born to a family of Belle de Marionnette engineers. Do you know how Belle de Marionnettes are treated in America?”
I said I did not and she smiled a little. As if to say there was no helping that.
She told me a lot:
- America has a serious racial discrimination problem. To avoid dealing with their social problems they treat different races and Belle de Marionnettes as the underclass.
- Lady Beretta helped her parents by looking after the Belle de Marionnettes that had been left in a warehouse unable to move. She worked to bring them out into the world once more. She gave them names and had them grow more human. But then they told her what they had been through. They had all been overworked to the point of breaking down or treated like tools to be loved.
- Lady Beretta would make periodic repairs to the Belle de Marionnettes she had raised and sent to work in someone’s home. The owners would only ever demand the Belle de Marionnettes be made to do more work.
- And just before the next repair visit the Belle de Marionnettes would break themselves without telling her anything. Those given harsh jobs would intentionally place themselves in harm’s way during the course of their work. The ones used as tools to be loved would throw themselves down the stairs. They would destroy themselves.
- Lady Beretta would gather up their broken parts afterwards. Every time it was the same. Their joints and hearts would still be those of a doll. But they had always developed the ability to shed tears like a human.
Those tears were shed by something inhuman. The only human ability they gained was the one to cry.
I have never shed tears. Kings and queens in picture books often shed tears when they lose their princess. Based on that and what Lady Mallette said I can assume that tears are shed when you feel a powerful emotion in response to losing something – and powerfully enough to feel the need to throw yourself down the stairs.
I can say that tears are brought by an unpleasant emotion.
That must be what is known as sorrow. I have yet to shed tears. That means I have never felt that unpleasant emotion. That must be because I am with Lady Beretta.
I kind of understand why Lady Beretta is so concerned with me. She had not told me the answer. But I felt like I understood it all.
It was selfish and uninvited. But it was not unpleasant.
She has never taught me an unpleasant emotion.
She has protected me.
This is what Lady Mallette said:
“That Phillip guy and Berretta are both Lourd de Écrivains who see protecting people as their primary duty. So it’s only natural for him to move when no one else can.”
“Then can we just let them protect us?”
“That’s why you need to think about what happened today. You could not move for Beretta today. If you regret that then you may want to protect her. And…”
“If you want to protect her then you first need to become the kind of person who will not worry her.”
Lady Mallette added “like me” in a joking voice and laughed.
Become a person.
Lady Mallette’s words are right there in my memory.
I am not like the Belle de Marionnettes in America. I have not experienced anything unpleasant and I do not want to destroy myself. But can I never rid Lady Beretta of her worry as long as I am a Belle de Marionnette?
That must be why she gets angry when I treat myself like a doll. The unpleasant feelings inside her start to rise to the surface.
I thought through all that in the dining hall. I stopped thinking when Lady Beretta returned.
Her injuries were fully healed. She had changed clothes again. The clothes apparently belonged to Sir Phillip’s mother. She said they had stopped by his mansion to borrow them. They were large red clothes with the hem spread wide. They looked like something out of a picture book.
Sir Phillip arrived soon thereafter.
His injured right arm was wrapped in bandages and hanging from his neck by a sling. He was not fully healed because he did not receive Correcteur healing until after Lady Beretta.
Everyone cheered for them. Everyone slapped them on the head or poked at them. They seemed to be enjoying it and they were carried out into the courtyard.
I stayed on the outside of the group for a while. But then I went home. For some reason I felt like I could not be there. I cannot dance with my metal legs and that may have been part of it.
But there was a bigger reason.
- I alone am different.
I am not human. I am simply something that is protected.
But the other people treat me like I am human.
I do not like that kindness.
I want to truly be the same as Lady Beretta and Sir Phillip and Lady Mallette. I do not want to simply be taught and protected. If I was not a Belle de Marionnette then Lady Beretta would not have to worry so much. Sir Phillip would have greeted me normally when we first met. And Lady Mallette would invite me when she goes out drinking.
And today. I would have been able to move for Lady Beretta and I would have been able to dance…and I would not be writing this now.
I do not want to find myself unable to move when someone is hurt.
I thought about all this while walking back home alone.
I want to become human. But.
I am human.
I Signe that but the Ajouter always comes back the same:
<Rosetta is a Belle de Marionnette.>
I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human. I am human.
Why can’t I become human by writing this!?
Why does this city have the truth of Ajouter and not just what you Signe?
It would be so much easier if I could form myself from just my Signe. Am I missing something crucial needed to be human? I do not know. Perhaps I could become more human if I could shed tears?
But I cannot shed tears. Is my desire to be human weaker than my American brethren’s desire to destroy themselves?
I do not know. I do not know! I do not know!!
Can I become human with something so uncertain?
What am I supposed to do? I am conscious. I can speak. And yet I could not join in when doing so would have made me happier than anything.
I am a machine. I am not human. And that is everything.
Is becoming human a job for me? I understand that it is something I have tasked myself with. But is that what it is?
I might not find the answer right away. I will take my time thinking about it. Thinking is not my job. But this is necessary to become human.
Tomorrow will be spent cleaning up after the festival. It is supposed to start raining tonight so I think I will bring an umbrella with me.
Heinz Berge’s Journal
Today went well.
First, I fought a battle and defeated two enemy Panzers. I was also injured for the first time in seven years.
After the battle, the 2nd Aide visited and asked me why I used such a harsh attack in the end. According to my memories, I did indeed perform a tackle at approximately 8 times normal power output at the end of the battle, but to be honest, I do not understand why I made that attack. So I was unable to answer him.
I had intended to block the rotating spear with my shield and then knock down the unbalanced enemy.
I will return to this subject later.
At 20:01, I repaired Rot Löwe in the training ground hangar. While I did, the mechanics arrived and asked whether or not they should bring Rot Löwe to the Missel family. They said all of the Grösse Panzers involved in the incident were being taken to the Missel family’s hangar where mechanics from across Paris were repairing them.
I told them I would repair Rot Löwe myself.
At 22:35, I completed the sight device replacement. After that, I extracted today’s combat records from the memory bank.
I determined the cause of my injury. I had spotted Jean Missel at the mock battlefield and the Psyche Outer device chose to erase the memory so it would not rattle me. I have concluded it was that slight time loss that allowed the attack to hit me.
But this is what I found when I Verbesserung-ed the record from the final attack I made on reflex instead of blocking the spear blow:
<I have seen this attack before somewh————crazed————————in the mountain pass—————————lost my valuable subordin——————they were all———————
Once more altering Schreiben user’s memory. A rapid return of a past memory has been confirmed. The return of memories in battle could provide a dangerous shock. Accessing the Psyche Outer mechanism to erase the resurrected memory.
After a 0.0000002 second separation, the memory connection with the Schreiben User will be reestablished.
I conclude I must make a charge.>
There must have been a second bout of confusion brought on by my memories and it was erased.
What did I remember during that attack? There is nothing in my memory now.
At 23:07, I returned to the barracks. Four documents had arrived for me.
The first was from HQ saying my appointment as head of the Attesor Project Research Team had been delayed to July 1.
The second was from the 1st Aide reporting on the details of my platoon on the Normandy coast.
The third was from the Panzer Ritter Project Research Team saying they would quickly repair my prosthetic eye after today’s injury.
The fourth was from the army HQ saying I am released from my current mission and should hurry back to the main forces.
I have concluded my work in Paris as complete.
Tomorrow, I will receive the prosthetic eye surgery, complete my training of the Panzer unit, compile some documents related to the Attesor Project, prepare for the journey, and then return to Normandy.
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