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Nick:
What the hell just happened?

Huey:
You really are a good little girl..

Graham:
Aha! This is the guy! Bingo!

Man:
Hey! Hey!


Jacuzzi:
Hey, Nice? What's the matter?

Nice:
Nothin'. Just thinking about stuff.

Jacuzzi:
Okay.

Nick:
Jacuzzi!
We got a miner friend of mine and a Hollywood effects guy to buy Nice's explosives!
They're giving us a fortune! Five thousand big ones, for each!

Donny:
Those ceramic grenades? They went for 200 bones a piece.

Jacuzzi:
They did? That's great news!

Nick:
Yeah, but celebrations aside... We go something that could mean trouble...

Jacuzzi:
What is it?

Nick:
Well, we uhh... Kind of found someone clinging to one of the boxes that was floating in the river.

Nice:
Who?

Nick:
Well Boss, it was that woman in the black dress.

Nice:
Positive about that?

Nick:
Yep.

Jacuzzi:
Is it a friend of yours?

Nick:
I wouldn't say a friend. Well, I guess you could say we know who she is.
Anyways, we couldn't just turn her over to the bulls, so we brought her with us.

Jacuzzi:
You did?
Well then, why don't you bring her in here and introduce me?

Nick:
Yeah.
Come on in!

Jacuzzi:
Hey! I'm Jacuzzi Splot, nice to meet you. What's your name?
They still won't let me out of here.
I'm sorry. I guess you might just have to hang around and be my little nurse for a while.
D-Don't worry about me, though! You can read if you want to.
I-I'm not all that interested in newspaper stuff.
A-And by "newspaper stuff" I really wasn't trying to make fun of you or anything like that! You understand?
I just meant that I didn't want you to pay too much attention to me, okay?
Listen, Chane... Your last name is Laforet, right?
You wouldn't happen to be a relative of that Huey guy or anything, would you?
If it's a complicated subject, then you don't have to force yourself to talk about it on my account!
And maybe you're not even related to him at all, and this is just some kind of strange coincidence!
I'm sorry if I'm being too nosy, I-I just...
"He is my father."
Oh, really? He is?
"I was with the terrorists that attacked the train."
I knew that! Nice and Nick were acting so strange.
"Why didn't you call the police on me?"
Why not? I can't excuse what those black suits did to the people on the train, but...
We stole some freight, so we're kinda avoiding the cops too. We're not what you might would call innocent.
Besides, you seem like you might be a really nice lady underneath.
U-Uh, I mean I don't know whether or not you're a good person, but I don't care about that!
We're friends, aren't we? That's all that matters, right?
"I'm confused. I don't understand you people at all."
"Understand you people"? Does she mean Nice and Donny?

Czeslaw:
So I guess that covers it, for the most part. Don't believe me? Well, that makes sense. It is a lot to swallow.
I don't show this to people very often, but this seems like a special case.
Do you believe me now?

Rachel:
Yeah.

Czes:
I may be older than you... But it can get awkward, so just talk to me like I'm a normal child.

Rachel:
Thank you very much, sir. Uh— I meant to say, thanks Czes.

Claire:
Whoa, hey! Isn't this a coincidence! I was just swinging by to see Firo, an old buddy of mine.
But as luck would have it, he stepped out somewhere with a couple of acquaintances.
I wasn't really in the mood to be a fifth wheel. So I decided I oughta head back.
So what are you guys up to? You two pals or something, now?

Nick:
I'm telling you, the silent dame is a problem!
If we keep her around for too long, it is gonna be trouble.
She's gonna draw the attention of the hammer and saws.

Fong:
After all, she was on board with those black suit guys.

Ian:
Doesn't matter to me. But I'm a wee bit wary about making trouble for the Genoards.

Nice:
It's too late, Jacuzzi's already made up his mind.
Look, it's true we don't know the first thing about this chick.
But she's just like us, she's down and out, and she's ain't got no one to depend on, so...
Chane! We got something, a package just arrived and it's, uh, addressed to you.
Wow! It's really nice, isn't it? You should put it on, see what it looks like.

Every man:
Oh, uh.. Please excuse us. We should go.

Chaini:
Hyahah~

Nice:
Aww, it looks good on ya! Who's it from?

Chane:
It's from him. What could he be thinking?
This dress... This is the first time anyone besides my father has given me something like this.
Father would always give me clothes when I was little. It made me very happy.
But now... I don't know how I should feel, getting this dress from him...
I don't know... I don't know... I understand less and less about him.
He said he would marry me. I don't know what made him say such a thing.
But I could tell... he really meant it. nThat's why I was confused.
If that's the case, should I accept his proposal? I'm scared... What am I afraid of?
What was he thinking, proposing marriage to someone like me? Why would he give me this?

Nice:
Chane? Everything ok?
You know what? Tell you what, why don't you step outside and get a little fresh air?

Shaft:
Hey Boss, someone's coming out.

Graham:
Yeah? I really hope this doesn't turn into a boring story. Nothing worse than that. Tedium is such a crime.
It takes the limited amount of time that is given to man, and rather than spending it in indolence or drowning it in pleasure,
It just sits there, sucking, eating it up...I can't put up with that! Tedium is a crime! Death to tedium!
Die, die! Die, die now! Die you! Die!

Shaft:
Wow, That's a good looking doll!

Graham:
Time spent in boredom is good, I think it's what allows the climaxes of life to reach their ultimate state of perfection.
At least that's what I'm gonna choose to think with the way life has been laid out for us fine day anyway.

Shaft:
I'm guessing that dame would have to be Eve Genoard?

Graham:
Simply put, if we're wrong, we're wrong. These are known as the essence, the very spice of life.
There is nothing tedious in the whole world, at least not during these exciting times.

Shaft:
That's the complete opposite of what you were just saying. You sure you're doing okay, Boss?

Graham:
Ever since you fainted, you've become quite fearless, huh?

Shaft:
They're going into Central Park now, Boss.

Graham:
Are they? Then I think it's time I start spinning a sad tale. For them, of course, not us.

Nick:
What the...?

Graham:
A bitter pill... I think it's high time we start ourselves a sad story.
A story that is heart rending in it's misery and despair.
But rest assured, it'll be a happy story for me.

Nick:
Jacuzzi!

Jacuzzi:
What's the matter, you guys? Has there been some kind of problem?

Nice:
It's Chane! Sh-She got taken away!

Jacuzzi:
W-W-What're you saying? You don't mean, like the police, do ya?

Nick:
No, not the cops. Some guy carrying a giant monkey wrench this big grabbed her right in front of us.

Jacuzzi:
"Dear Jacuzzi Splot and associates, follow these directions closely. If you wish to save Eve Genoard—?
get all the cash you can, then come to pier 13, you'll find an abandoned warehouse, I'll be waiting inside. Come by yourself."
This is a ransom note! And they think they have Eve... I bet they don't have a clue who they've really taken.
We've gotta do something, before they can hurt Chane!

Nice:
Jacuzzi!

Nick:
Jacuzzi, where are you going? This a lot of trouble for a girl we don't know anything about.

Jacuzzi:
I know, but Chane is one of us now.

Nick:
Well, you may consider her one of us, but—

Jacuzzi:
Listen, Nick... It's true, okay? We don't know where Chane was born, or how she might have been brought up.
But she washed up out of the river just like you did, Nick! So, we're all in this together. She doesn't have anyone else to help her.
Besides... Besides, I just can't imagine that Chane is some kinda of bad person. And that's all there is to it.

Nick:
Jacuzzi...

Jacuzzi:
Nick, relax. I'm doing this alone.

Nice:
Jacuzzi! You can't!

Nick:
Listen, that weirdo with the wrench is no ordinary street punk.

Jacuzzi:
I'm still going. I have to do something!
He specifically told me to come alone...if I didn't do that, it would be impolite, wouldn't it?
I'm so scared, but I can't let it stop me.

Someone:
Wow, this broad is so scared, she can't even talk.

Graham:
Sorry about this, young lady.But not being able to verbalize, might actually be a lucky break for you in a way.
People can waste an awful lot of energy, by putting sadness into words, or maybe putting joy into words.
And then of course, there's putting anger into words. And the words can double when it comes to fear or pain.
In that sense, being so afraid that you can't find any words could save your life,
being unable to speak when you are in extreme stress, in a body that is obligated to control energy consumption is an act of, ohhh, I dunno, maybe... self-defense?
Oh, boy. I went and said a thing of some actual intelligence there. Time to show me some love, boys.
Hey! Where do you think you're going? Uh oh, I thought you were any ordinary young lady, but I don't anymore.
Isn't that a little large and bulky for a girl looking to protect herself?
Oh, well... That's ok. You surprised me a little, and being surprised is a good thing for me.
For everyone, really. Being surprised reminds people that what really lies ahead of them in life is, for the most part, unpredictable darkness.
Another surprise... I have this feeling, that you're not Eve Genoard. And forgive me, but you don't move your body like any other amateur.
And, I'm actually intrigued. However, I would appreciate it if you wouldn't interrupt me when I'm speaking.
You're amazing. A woman that goes beyond woman. I'm starting to get excited. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't surprise me if you told me you were a martian right now.
So, hurry up and grow eight arms, why don't ya? If it turns out you're not human, that just means you'll be more fun to break!
Oh yeah, I'm really starting to enjoy this. It is truly, truly a pleasure.
Maybe you should become new my best buddy? We can write an incredible story. But if not, just to be clear about it, I have to hurt you.

Jacuzzi:
Please stop! I've brought the money, so let the girl go! Please, just let her go!
I know you were probably expecting me to bring a lot of money with me... But I brought everything I have!
So, just take the money and please, please let the girl go free!

Graham:
Oh...That was fast. Fine, let's change this saucy tale from one that is surprising to me, to one that really makes me feel good.
And the cash? I don't know why everyone goes on about money being so great.
In my opinion, seeing someone taken in by a lot of money that eventually ruins them is a better story!
Catch. Hold on... You said you brought money, but I'm a smart guy and I can tell you don't have any on ya!

Jacuzzi:
I didn't bring any money, but I have something that will end up being as good as cash.
Look, I know you don't have any reason to believe me, but...I have...something...
I have... a bounty on my head from none other than the Russo family of Chicago!
So, by turning me over to them, you should get all the money you want.
Nice!

Nice:
Jacuzzi?

Jacuzzi:
Nice, open up! Nice! Nice! Come on, Nice! Open up!

Nice:
Jacuzzi! Jacuzzi, what did you do to yourself?

Jacuzzi:
See? Now my face will stand out just like yours.
So, as long as we're together, we'll be fine!

Nice:
Jacuzzi...

Jacuzzi:
Hey Nice, what's wrong? I'm sorry! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to upset you...
Nice, when you cry, I'd feel like crying too. I just thought...you wouldn't have to feel so alone...
I'm sorry...I'm so sorry, Nice.

Nice:
That's just who he is. That's Jacuzzi. He's always thinking of about everyone else instead of himself, then he'll just do something.
So he's on the losing end a lot, you know? But he's always got lots of friends around him.

Graham:
You're amazing! Damn it! I must say I'm impressed! It's fascinating! You are happy and also so sad! Jacuzzi Splot, shockingly impressive!
They say that there's a fine line between happiness and sadness. But you, at this very moment... have balanced my heart on that razor's edge.
But! Also at this moment, I am really enjoying my fight with this lovely woman.
What to do?! Shall I release this woman because of how you've touched my heart? Is that the right path to walk down ?
Maybe I should just ignore all that and continue trying to kill her? My feelings are torn apart! Why is life so hard, why?! What would you do?!
Is that your choice? Then let's get on with it.

Jacuzzi:
Stop it! I'm beg you, there's no need for anyone to die!

Nice:
Hey Chane, are you alright?

Donny:
Nice, the place was open! Why'd you blow it up?

Nick:
Now Donny, what kind of bone headed question is that? The boss likes to blow stuff up.

Jacuzzi:
You guys came!

Graham:
Hey! Wasn't I clear in my note, that I wanted you to come alone?

Nice:
Yeah, we're doing exactly like you said in your little note, pal.
Jacuzzi came alone, so I decided I'd come here alone and pay you a visit myself.

Donny:
Yeah, I came alone to America, all the way from Mexico.

Nick:
I walked here by myself.

Everyone:
Me too, me too, me too! As did I...

Graham:
I don't know how I can argue with that logic.
I can see that you're all intelligent people.

Someone:
What are you gonna do with them, boss?

Jacuzzi:
Oh, guys, thanks for coming. But... Did I hear someone new? I thought I heard an unfamiliar voice mixed in with you. Who is it?

Nice:
I dunno. Now that you mention it, I thought I heard a new guy too.

Claire:
That's impressive. You were able to pick out my voice from your crowd of friends.

Jacuzzi:
Yeah, I...

Graham:
Come now, who are you?

Claire:
Who, me? I was known as Claire Stanfield, and until recently, I worked as a railroad conductor.
But currently, I'm the Rail Tracer

Jacuzzi:
T-The Rail Tracer?!

Nice:
Jacuzzi!

Claire:
I'm terribly sorry for being so abrupt, but I have business with that woman, and I need to interrupt you guys for a moment.
It's been a while. You still planning to kill me? To be honest, I would completely understand if you are.
I just thought it would be appropriate for me to go ahead and declare my love for you first.
I'm little afraid that I wasn't able to properly communicate my feelings for you on top of that train.
So I'll just come out and say it... As perplexing as it is, it appears that I've fallen in love with you, Chane!
Sorry. That's not true. There's actually, nothing perplexing about it.
I'm really not any good at expressing myself in fancy words. So I'll just make it simple.I love you, let's get married.
You're not sure? It's all right! I promise you. There's no way I'll destroy this world you've come to believe in.
Your world is not that fragile. No world can be destroyed just by having someone else enter into it. It just gets bigger, that's all.
And if your world is ever even in the slightest way threatened, I will protect it.
I bet you wouldn't ordinarily believe anyone who talks like me. But, then again, I'm not ordinary.

Chane:
Why...Why would these people do this for me? For me, after we've just barely met...
For me, someone who isn't even family Why would they risk so much?
Why would this man say he loves me? No one's ever told me they loved me. Even my friends avoided me.
My father's never told me he loved me. Not even my father...
Never told me... he loved me.

Graham:
Let me tell you an incomprehensible story. What is it for the actions of men to be incomprehensible?
It would seem to me, that if it can't be comprehended. why should one even bother trying?
It is useless to even think about it, I think. That said, I don't exactly know what's going on, but may we continue fighting please?

Claire:
Oh, by all means, you have my permission. But I haven't heard what your answer is, Chane.
If you're gonna fight Chane and her friends, then I guess I'll have to take you on as well. If you wanna run away, now's the time.

Graham:
How dare you suggest such a thing! There is only one other person who has ever dared to rival my certainty, and that...Is Boss Ladd!
The absolute perfection of Boss Ladd was unwavering. For you to challenge that is far beyond your pathetic pail!
Unless I knock your superiority down beneath the feet of Boss Ladd, my dawn will never break.
Don't you get it? I shall not see the sun, it will remain night forever!

Claire:
This Boss Ladd you talking about wouldn't happen to be Ladd Russo, would it?

Graham:
You mean you know my Boss?

Claire:
He fell from the train the other day, right?

Graham:
How do you know that? Nobody is supposed to know that except those of us who are closest to him!

Claire:
I know because I'm the one who dropped him.





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Graham:
They say that people's lives are limited.
However, when reaching for the limitless possibilities of the world,
peoples lives can magnify 10, 100, even 1000 times over.
And well, you might say, I deserve to be there at the center!
That is one of the rules that God laid down, right?