[Kagura, Albhard, Setsuko, Willis... she'd seen them all die out there and be reduced to light.  And yet whatever 'out there' actually was, they were back and still alive.  Albhard'd even mentioned seeing Jessica, and wasn't that a grim reminder?]

Would I've seen you and the others, Captain?

[A short little snort.]

... Then again who else would there be?


[And the other Jelba operative's been thinking about all of this too.  His luck hadn't run out today, but it'd been close.  And that night he can be found staring up into the skies, the same ones that Jessica'd had wanted to go out and explore.]


If that wasn't you, then it just wasn't you.  But if it was... I'm sorry.  It wasn't my time just yet.  It might not be my time for a long while still.  There's still things needing done.

But seeing you like that again...

If you're waiting, I'll make it worth the wait.  Promise.

[So the day and the academy were saved.  Reason to celebrate?  Sure.  But there's another mission already on the horizon, and what's left of Team Jelba is already prepping their machines for it.]

... I can get them sending Team Dobermen on this scouting mission... but who's this "Gordon" guy we'll be meeting up with?

Well, what's it matter if he's an international man of mystery?  Before the La Gias incident, nobody here knew about Team Jelba either.  We can get our answers when we see him.



[He looks at his Grungust Type-2 for a moment, and then over to the Grungust Alpha.]

... This might be as good a time as any to finally give the new girl a spin.

[She can't believe her eyes.  Coming back from the battle, used by Albhard and Elma...]

That's... that thing we found plans for!

That's right... AS-04 Soleares.  All the new features in it worked like a charm out there, and it held its own even without breaking out the Gesterben's Blade Railgun.

I didn't want to bother you about it after... what happened.  But when you're finally ready to go out in just anything.  This... it's Team Jelba's legacy, born from everyone's machines.  If it can help you... help your heart, so much the better.

Albhard, you didn't have to... we still don't even know the origin of this thing-

And we still don't know who originally had my Grungust.  But if you'd rather we keep this locked away somewhere, fortunately it has some active camo for just the occasion.

No, it's fine... it's... even more than that.  Albhard, Elma...


[And a short while later, Selena's just, looking up at the new machine.  There's quite the story behind it, to say the least.]

[Team Jelba... gone.  Just... gone.  Captain Symphonia.  Alfredo.  Vasquez.  Rubio.  More than her friends, her family.  The people she'd been intending to catch up with after months separated from them.  People she knew and trusted and fought hard to avenge.  Hard enough that the Gesterben is just barely more than a pile of scrap.]

Why, Captain...?

Why did you have us all march into that deathtrap?  You wouldn't have sold us out so... why...?


And you're SURE?

Absolutely!  'Operation Doll's' orders are dated after Ingram's defection and the files aren't fabricated!

[The other two surviving members of Team Jelba are handling this... a bit better.  Not much though.]

... Of all the rotten luck then... Those files are probably only going to raise more questions and never provide answers even if we get them cracked.  Ingram's going to pay for this.  Him and his 'friend'...

If you still have the schematics for the AS in you... it might be wise to make the most of them.  Selena's going to need something if she's going to keep fighting, and I'd rather she have the best we can give her.

Start salvaging everything you can from everyone's machines.  The ground team's mechs should still be fine, so that means that the Captain's Prism Phantom'll at least be an option for her.

[1] [Video]

Farewell from friends? )


[The whole of Team Jelba reuniting... not just a few members but everyone.  The whole baker's dozen all on some ultra-classified mission, and a chance to introduce the Unity Group to them and vice-versa.  It should come as no surprise then that Selena and Albhard in extremely chipper moods as they go through routine maintenance for their machines...]

-And of course, how you got that Grungust is going to be an entire story in and of itself.

Maybe more trouble than it's worth though, on account of Shu's involvement with it.  Just hope the Captain won't give me a hard time for trashing that Gespenst though.  He had to pull a lot of favors to get in on the Halloween Plan.

[Even as Selena goes back to work though, Albhard just looks at the Grungust for another moment.  There were answers he had wanted to get... and even if Shu seemed a changed man, a better man... he regretted not approaching him about that incident with the Shirogane.  An incident that, for Albhard... was about love lost.]

[Denzel: dead.  Setsuko, Toby, and who knows how many ESUN pilots: anywhere in all of existence and most likely dead too.  Not to mention whatever they'd gone to La Gias and were trying to recover was up in so much metaphorical smoke on top of everything else.  Be it with anger or sadness or something else, everyone's not going to be at 100% after that clusterfuck of a clusterfuck.  Selena and Albhard are making due with hitting the bar to drown their sorrows.]

... And Shu's gone too.  Can't imagine how that reflects on us as his handlers.  Can't say I'm looking forward to reassignment if it happens... not when there's still the mystery regarding all of that Aerogator intel now.  Though they could just cut us loose entirely... or even take it out on the Captain.

Only positive thing a report would say is just that we didn't all die down there.  Though now that Shu's just... out there...  So much for ever telling him about Jessica.

[A moment of silence passes before Albhard gestures over at the bartender.]

And at the very least, Denzel deserves at least a little something as tribute.

(You there with them?  Coming in?  Up to you!)

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([personal profile] ugyuuya May. 6th, 2014 01:27 pm)
[Yuuya stands in his regular uniform on the catwalk looking up at the Shiranui Second with a troubled look on his face. It seems something has him displeased and he's come here to try to puzzle it out.]

It bothers you doesn't it, your low scores on the test missions? [Vincent gives a slight wave as Yuuya is shaken from his reverie.]

I'll be the first to vouch that you're a top-class pilot in an American TSF but if tuned and built the Shiranui Second like that then the Japanese pilots would be having the same problem you are.

American TSFs are built to be straightforward, you tell it to go here and the machine does it, direct action to reaction. A Japanese pilot will use the shape of the frame to his advantage, let the angle of the sensor mast make small course corrections or use the knife sheathe to generate lift and turn a horizontal cut into a diagonal slash.

So that's what she meant by "A horse and it's rider are one". Stupid way to go about saying that.

Oh and might that she be Lt. Takamura? You know if you're so interested in getting to know how to "ride" the Shiranui Second maybe you ought to try your luck with her.

[The venom in Yuuya's comeback leaves most of the hanger staff confused but the ones close enough to have overheard are seen trying to stifle or hide laughter.]

All right, all right, I'm sorry, bad joke. But it's probably time that you opened up your eyes a bit more my friend. Yui and Ken aren't all that different from you, what does that mean for the others?

[With that parting shot Vincent leaves and a particularly pensive Yuuya stands looking up at the unit in front of him.]
[So Shu's not the only new face at Fort Alhambra now.   There's two more machines that came back in addition to the Granzon... and these two also start with the letter G!  They're not as OP though... just a gray Gespenst that somehow's gotten in on the Halloween Plan refits and a red Gesterben that doesn't seem related to the other ones the team fought earlier in the operation.]


Never thought Mission Devil would lead to us working with the Unity Group, but then again stranger things have happened.  This is Second Lieutenant Albhard Bailaran of the ESUN's spec ops group Team Jelba.  My associates here are Second Lieutenant Selena Recital and her assistant robot, Elma.

A pleasure to work with you all, and thanks for showing up when you did.  Bought us a little more time before Shu arrived, time we might've not gotten otherwise.

Right.  We were investigating to confirm whether or not Shu Shirakawa had been killed or not, on account of no trace of the machine being found in the wake of its destruction at the hands of the Steel Dragons.  One way or another, we wound up being summoned to that other world -La Gias-, and it wasn't long before we met with some of your own people and then Shu himself.

According to the professor, he was resurrected by a man named Luozorl, though his memory is full of holes and there are also things he doesn't feel inspired to share.  In spite of that, his assistance in the battle and the cooperation he's given us have been taking into consideration by our superiors, and it's been decided he will remain under observation for the foreseeable future, with Lieutenant Recital and myself serving as his handlers.

Any suspicious behavior observed by Professor Shirakawa should be made known to us... but please refrain from antagonizing him.  I know some of you have prior history with Shu and some of you fought as members of the Steel Dragons, but the circumstances have changed.

Thank you for your cooperation.

(Albhard, Elma, and Selena can be tagged now or after this broadcast when they're milling around one place or another.)
1. [The safe harbor that Shu was referring to is a cave some distance away from the battle zone. There's ample space for everyone to store their machines, and necessities such as food and water are all available.

As you're getting accustomed to the layout however, a particular bird/familiar approaches you.]

So since Master isn't really himself right now, I owe you guys some explanations!

The most likely reason you've been brought to La Gias is a large-scale summoning spell. I've got no clue who the caster is, or why they did it, though.

If you've got any other questions, I can try to answer them.

[She does look a BIT more serious when it comes to the next part, however.]

...By the way, I noticed some of you recognize Master from before. Just letting you know that reminding him of the past all at once right now would be a baaad idea. That goes especially for some of you.


2. [It's not long afterwards that Shu can be found next to a VERY familiar looking device in one section of the cave. Those of you who have been with the Unity Group before would recognize this as a TSEN Device, but Shu looks confounded by its presence there...]


3. (Open)
[The combatants from the mission have returned! But since then, you might have gotten a glimpse of one of the new people who returned with them, or for something more obvious: that mecha in the hangar. Chika's advice about those memories of his has also spread one way or another, but it's not like you'd run into him a lot anyway.

Said person is regularly found in the records' rooms of the bases (or something equivalent like a library); suspiciously going through a small number of both written and digital documents. They're not top secret stuff, so he's not breaking any rules, but still...]


((OOC: Yes, this still takes place in La Gias for prompts 1 and 2, and is the explanation as to why everyone can go home so quickly. This way we won't get multiple posts of 'what now?'. Plus, this means our newly introduced player can go ahead and frontdate to after this event if he wants to make his own post.

OOC 2: Walt tag is for anyone from the mission to tag, enjoy.))