Meet the Man in Stripes

Move to Central Hall → Passage to Bar → Bar


Joe
Sara!


Sara
Joe! Did you find Nao?!


Joe
S… She wasn’t on the second floor?!


Q-taro
Ya mean she’s up and vanished?!


Kanna
…Oh no…


Looking around the room, I found almost everyone but Nao had already assembled.


Kai
Just what is going on…?


Keiji
Err, well… Now everybody calm down…


Kai
…Erm. Who is the person tied up there…?


???
Hmph, such an annoying bunch…


Man in Stripes
You all… plus this “Nao” makes everyone, right?


Sara
Ah…!


Keiji
Hey, ya woke up.


Man in Stripes
…Remove these ropes. So long as you don’t want me to crush you…


Joe
This guy’s… a little riotous. That’s troublesome…


Man in Stripes
Heh… All chicken, are you…?


Sara
(I might have brought in someone dangerous…)


CHOICE: Talk to him
Sara
Um… Do you have a second?


CHOICE: Ignore
Sara
Everyone, we should focus on Nao…


Man in Stripes
Hm…? You… / Eee… / EYAAAAAAAAGH!! / Why is SHE walking around freely?! Hurry, hurry! Somebody capture her!!


Q-taro
W… What’s this all’a sudden?!


Man in Stripes
I know! Oh yes I do! This girl is bad news!!


Sou
C…Calm down! Could you start at the beginning?


Reko
…And could you drop that weird tone of yours?


Man in Stripes
……… / Hmph, look at me, getting so disconcerted.


Q-taro
Is this guy playin’ a joke on us…?


Keiji
Listen, we don’t have time to spend on you. / But… I’ll allow a little time for inquiries. We’ll decide whether to untie you after that.


Man in Stripes
Say again…?! / Hmph…! Do not try to act superior, blond rascal!


Keiji
Oooh, scary. You handle the questioning, Sara.


Sara
Whaaa?! I’m doing that, too?!


Keiji
Mr. Policeman’s shakin’ over here.


Sara
(Ugh…)


Keiji
Talk to me whenever you’re ready.


Investigate Keiji.

Keiji
Okay, you ready?


CHOICE: Yes
Keiji
Okie-dokie. Then we’ll begin.


 

Questioning

~Questioning~


Man in Stripes
Just so it’s clear, you and me are equals. Don’t think I’ll obediently listen to you.


Tap (Punch) Man in Stripes.

Man in Stripes
Gwahh!! Now that hurt!! Don’t punch me, ‘kay?!


CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
This conversation isn’t getting anywhere!! Please, say something!!


Man in Stripes
Hyah! So hot-tempered all of a sudden!! You just want me to talk, right?!


Sara
(Seems he’s willing to talk now…!)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
If you refuse to even talk… Then I have no obligation to untie you.


Man in Stripes
W…Wait…! They’re really chafing me! These ropes…! / I get it… I’ll tell you a little…


Sara
(Seems he’s willing to talk now…!)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can't you be calm, Mr. Stripey?


Man in Stripes
...A rather rude nickname, lopside-hair.


Sara
(Such a rude person...!)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
You look dissatisfied. What do you want to say to us?


Man in Stripes
...I'm telling you I want to say nothing.


Sara
(Mmgh...)


CHOICE: What’s your name?
Sara
Please, tell me your name.


Man in Stripes
…And if I say no?


Sara
(Um… He won't tell me.)


CHOICE: What’s your occupation?
Sara
Please tell me your occupation.


Man in Stripes
...Hmph, a worthless question. I don't feel much like answering...


Sara
(Hmm… He won't tell me.)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Man in Stripes
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Man in Stripes
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Man in Stripes
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Man in Stripes
What do you mean, my say? You should make yourself clearer.


Sara
(So detail-oriented...)


CHOICE: What’s your name?
Sara
Please, tell me your name.


Man in Stripes
…It’s proper for you to give your name first.


Sara
I’m Sara Chidouin. Just Sara is fine.


Man in Stripes
…I am… / …Go… Gonbee Yamada… Call me Gonbee.


Q-taro
…’Swone old-fashioned name.


Gonbee
As if yours isn’t Cubetaro Hamburger?!


Q-taro
Tha’s Q-taro Burgerburg to you!!


Sara
(Gonbee, huh…)


CHOICE: What’s your occupation?
Sara
Please tell me your occupation.


Gonbee
My occupation is… err… well. A salaryman.


Sara
…Dressed like that?


Gonbee
Urk…!!


Sara
That looks like a prison uniform.


Gonbee
Fool… Japanese uniforms don’t use this pattern! And the pajamas are vertically striped.


Sara
…You sure are knowledgeable on the subject.


Gonbee
…!! Why, you…! A trap?!


Kai
Hrm… This person seems quite tiring.


Sara
(Wow, even getting told by Kai…)


Gonbee
True, I was imprisoned for a somewhat long time after borrowing from people a bit too much…


Keiji
…Larceny, then.


Gonbee
Surely even you’ve accidentally perma-borrowed a video game or two, right?! / That said, I was doing my time diligently, as a model prisoner! / And yet suddenly, I was brought to this place…!


Sara
(So even this person is a victim…? / I know his name and occupation now… I’ll try asking something else.)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
Unless you want to be punched by Q-taro, please, tell me everything!!


Gonbee
I absolutely won't submit to violence... So don't even bother. All right?


Sara
(So that kind of threat won't work...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
You want your ropes untied, right? You know where I'm going with this, don't you?


Gonbee
I'm afraid I don't! What kind of attitude is that?!


Sara
(Gah... I need to weaken him a little more...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can't you be calm, Mr. Gonbee?


Gonbee
My word!! How that cool and collected attitude peeves me!!


Sara
(He's pretty mad...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
Is there something you want to say to us?


Gonbee
Untie these ropes quickly, pigface…!


Sara
So mean…


Gonbee
Oof… Crocodile tears, yes?! It’s no use!!


Sara
…Sniff…


Gonbee
I went too far…!


Sara
Then would you talk to me?


Gonbee
I knew those were fake tears!! No I won’t!!


Sara
(Seems I need a little something more.)


CHOICE: Do you know the kidnappers?
Sara
What do you know about the kidnappers?


Gonbee
Such a pest!! Making me answer everything!!


Sara
(Hm... He won't answer.)


CHOICE: Why were you hiding?
Sara
Why were you hiding the whole time?


Gonbee
Why word it like that?! How stupid do you think I am?!


Sara
(Hmm... He's mad...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
Unless you want to be punched by Q-taro, please, tell me everything!!


Gonbee
I absolutely won't submit to violence... So don't even bother. All right?


Sara
(So that kind of threat won't work...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
You want your ropes untied, right? You know what I'm trying to say, don't you?


Gonbee
I'm afraid I don't!! What kind of attitude is that?!


Sara
(Gah... I need to weaken him a little more...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can't you be calm , Mr. Gonbee?


Gonbee
...I'm always calm.


Sara
I'm not your enemy. Can we stop arguing?


Gonbee
Hmph... True, all it does is make us hungrier. / Well, I don't care for these methods. This is no equal conversation.


Sara
(I need to make another push...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
Is there something you want to say to us?


Gonbee
Untie these ropes quickly, high-schooler...!


Sara
(...He dropped the insult.)


CHOICE: Do you know the kidnappers?
Sara
What do you know about the kidnappers?


Gonbee
Such a pest!! Making me answer everything!!


Sara
(Hm... He won't answer.)


CHOICE: Why were you hiding?
Sara
Why were you hiding the whole time?


Gonbee
Why word it like that?! How stupid do you think I am?!


Sara
(Hmm... He's mad...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
Unless you want to be punched by Q-taro, please, tell me everything!!


Gonbee
I absolutely won't submit to violence... So don't even bother. All right?


Sara
(So that kind of threat won't work...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
You want your ropes untied, right? You know what I’m trying to say, don’t you?


Gonbee
Hmph… a threat? I thought you meant no hostility?


Sara
Flip your thinking. If our positions were swapped, Gonbee, do you think you’d untie me?


Gonbee
… / … Very well. I suppose I can tell you a little more.


Sara
(Surprisingly, he seems to recognize he’s dubious. I’m glad he feels like talking…!)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can't you be calm, Mr. Gonbee?


Gonbee
I told you, I don't care for this method.


Sara
(He's become a fair bit more docile.)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
Is there something you want to say to us?


Gonbee
Untie these ropes quickly, high-schooler...!


Sara
(...He dropped the insult.)


CHOICE: Do you know the kidnappers?
Sara
What do you know about the kidnappers?


Gonbee
Such a pest!! Making me answer everything!!


Sara
(Hm... He won't answer.)


CHOICE: Why were you hiding?
Sara
Why were you hiding the whole time?


Gonbee
Why word it like that?! How stupid do you think I am?!


Sara
(Hm... He's mad...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Gonbee
What do you mean, my say? You should make yourself clearer.


Sara
(So detail-oriented...)


CHOICE: Do you know the kidnappers?
Sara
What do you know about the kidnappers?


Gonbee
Hmph… I have zero information. / Before I was brought here… I had rare plans for a visitation. / But when I entered the visiting room, no one came. By the time I started to find it odd, my senses were already fading.


Sara
(When you think about it… that’s astounding. / The organization behind this… can free a prisoner? / …If Gonbee is telling the truth, at least.)


CHOICE: Why were you hiding?
Sara
Why were you hiding the whole time?


Gonbee
When I awoke, I thought to myself… Yikes! This is a big yikes!… Indeed.


Sara
(Some vocabulary on this guy…)


Gonbee
A speaker said something about a trial, but it was all foolish. I had already committed myself to hiding. / I locked the red door and lay in wait for a long time! Just like a tiger… waiting for its prey…!!


Sara
(So he got scared and holed up…)


Gonbee
However… several times, I did hear nearby sounds that were too dreadful for this world.


Sara
What were they?


Gonbee
…Don’t try and feign innocence.


Sara
Huh…?!


Gonbee
Just put your hand to your chest and think…


Sara
(Does Gonbee have some misconception about me…? / What I’m most curious about so far is… those sounds. / If I can confirm what they are, I might know the reason for his attitude…!)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
This is getting nowhere!! If you don't answer me properly, I'll do something terrible to you!!


Gonbee
Something terrible...? Do you really have the guts?


Sara
(Maybe I lack the intimidation for this...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
You've talked some, but if you won't tell me the important parts, I can't untie you. Too bad.


Gonbee
Awful...! Then just do what you please!!


Sara
(I can't make him too angry.)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can't you be calm, Mr. Gonbee?


Gonbee
Hmph... I tire of this approach.


Sara
(Mgh... He won't entertain me...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
Is there something you want to say to us?


Gonbee
Sara Chidouin… How many have you laid hands on…?


Sara
W-what do you mean?


Gonbee
I know your crimes… It’s no use playing dumb.


Sara
(Don’t be pompous about it… Seems I need a little something more.)


CHOICE: Sounds?
Sara
Sounds... What exactly did you hear?


Gonbee
That false ignorance... How it annoys me...!


Sara
(Urgh... Can't let him be freaked out.)


CHOICE: Will you assist us?
Sara
We're in the same situation. Will you help us?


Gonbee
Fool... Obviously I won't. Help a dangerous girl like you?


Sara
(He's pretty wary...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
This is getting nowhere!! If you don't answer me properly, I'll do something terrible to you!!


Gonbee
Something terrible...? Do you really have the guts?


Sara
(Maybe I lack the intimidation for this...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
You’ve talked some, but if you don’t tell me the important parts, I can’t untie you. Too bad.


Gonbee
Gah… Surely I’ve answered at least a few of your questions!


Sara
Then I’ll cut just a little bit off your ropes.


Gonbee
What’s the point if they’re not untied?!?! / Grrrrrrh.


Sara
(He’s starting to show signs of talking…)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can't you be calm, Mr. Gonbee?


Gonbee
Hmph... I tire of this approach.


Sara
(Mgh... He won't entertain me...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
Is there something you want to say to us?


Gonbee
Mwahaha... mwahaha...


Sara
(...Geez, stop being pompous about it...)


CHOICE: Sounds?
Sara
Sounds... What exactly did you hear?


Gonbee
That feigned innocence... How it annoys me!


Sara
(Urgh... Can't let him get freaked out.)


CHOICE: Will you assist us?
Sara
We're in the same situation. Will you help us?


Gonbee
Fool... Obviously I won't. Help a dangerous girl like you...?


Sara
(He's pretty wary...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
This is getting nowhere!! If you don't answer me properly, I'll do something terrible to you!!


Gonbee
Something terrible...? Do you really have the guts?


Sara
(Maybe I lack the intimidation for this...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
You've talked some, but if you won't tell me the important parts, I can't untie you. Too bad.


Gonbee
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh...!


Sara
(He sure can roll his R's...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can’t you be calm, Mr. Gonbee?


Gonbee
Whaaat?


Sara
I think you’ve made some mistake, Gonbee.


Gonbee
Foolish… This perfection, mistaken…?


Sara
That’s right. It’s because you’re so perfect that it’s easy to assume you’re mistaken.


Gonbee
A blatant lie!! Don’t belittle me!!


Sara
(Instigating him is no good… I think I’m just a step away, though.)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
Is there something you want to say to us?


Gombee
Mwahaha... mwahaha...


Sara
(...Geez, stop being pompous about it...)


CHOICE: Sounds?
Sara
Sounds... What exactly did you hear?


Gonbee
That false ignorance... How it annoys me...!


Sara
(Urgh... Can't let him be freaked out.)


CHOICE: Will you assist us?
Sara
We're in the same situation. Will you help us?


Gonbee
Fool... Obviously I won't. Help a dangerous girl like you...?


Sara
(He's pretty wary...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Sara
This is going nowhere!! If you don’t answer me properly, I’ll do something terrible to you!!


Gonbee
Oogh…! Something terrible…?!


Sara
I’ll do… this!!


Gonbee
Do what…?!? Don’t tell me… You’ll sh… shoot!! / Hold on!! Haste makes waste, y’know?! / …Hmph. I’ll tell you. What you wish to know.


Sara
(Alright! I think I can finally ask him!)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Sara
You've talked some, but if you won't tell me the important parts, I can't untie you. Too bad.


Gonbee
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh...!


Sara
(He sure can roll his R's...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Sara
Can't you be calm, Mr. Gonbee?


Gonbee
I am calm. To say I am mistaken... is inconceivable.


Sara
(Hrm...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Sara
Is there something you want to say to us?


Gonbee
Mwahaha... mwahaha...


Sara
(...Geez, stop being pompous about it...)


CHOICE: Sounds?
Sara
Sounds... What exactly did you hear?


Gonbee
That false ignorance... How it annoys me...!


Sara
(Urgh... Can't let him be freaked out.)


CHOICE: Will you assist us?
Sara
We're in the same situation. Will you help us?


Gonbee
Fool... Obviously I won't. Help a dangerous girl like you...?


Sara
(He's pretty wary...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Gonbee
What do you mean, my say? You should make yourself clearer.


Sara
(So detail-oriented...)


CHOICE: Sounds?
Sara
Sounds… What exactly did you hear?


Gonbee
…The sounds of a gunfight.


Q-taro
Say what?!


Gonbee
My ears caught it… 9 gunshots… As many as 9 people… died…!!


Keiji
Ah… That would’ve been Russian Roulette.


Sara
(Oh…)


Gonbee
I waited for the shots to cease, and opened the door to see the situation… / And there she stood! The killer wielding a gun…!! And she stubbornly chased me…!! / Sara Chidouin!! It was you!!


Joe
Err… So you were scared and hid, got in a panic because of the gunshots… Then saw Sara with the revolver, foamed at the mouth, and fainted?


Gonbee
Don’t give such a biased summary, guys!!


Sara
(The more I learn, the more unfortunate he seems… / But… I can’t imagine he’s a villain.)


CHOICE: Will you assist us?
Sara
We're in the same situation. Will you help us?


Gonbee
Fool... Obviously I won't. Help a dangerous girl like you...?


Sara
(He's pretty wary...)



CHOICE: Threat
Sara
(I need to be forceful…!)


CHOICE: Pacify
Sara
(I need to calm him down a little…)


CHOICE: Inquire
Sara
(What should I ask him?)


CHOICE: Threaten hotly and emotionally
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Threaten coolly and logically
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Speak calmly
Gonbee
H-Hey... Didn't I say I'd talk?!


Sara
(He got mad at me...)


CHOICE: Ask him for his say
Gonbee
What do you mean, my say? You should make yourself clearer.


Sara
(So detail-oriented...)


CHOICE: Sounds?
Gonbee
Nine gunshots. I felt death was near...


Sara
(He didn't give us much info after all...)


CHOICE: Will you assist us?
Sara
We’re in the same situation. Will you help us?


Gonbee
…Did you hear what I said? Who would assist the likes of…


Sara
I told him our story so far, and about the Russian Roulette game.


Gonbee
Say again…?! / All of this was a misunderstanding… caused by my too-superior insight?!


Sara
…Err? Yes, that’s right.


Gonbee
… / Understood. Untie me.


Keiji
You gonna help us?


Gonbee
Hahaha. You’re all fools. / Who would assist someone they don’t even know after hearing about the Main Game? / Someone among you will surely turn traitor! And only softhearted fools will die.


Kanna


Gonbee
It can’t be only me thinking that… Correct?


Joe


End interrogation

………


Sara
Joe?! What are you doing?!


Joe removed Gonbee’s ropes.


Gonbee
…What is this meant to be?


Joe
… / I’ve given up on suspecting my allies.


Gonbee
…Hah?


Joe
I just can’t imagine it! That there’s a bad guy among us…


Gonbee
Mwaha… Given up on thinking, eh… What do you know about them? Hahaha…


Joe
Well yeah, I dunno anything, but… / It’s what my heart says, so what else can I do! / I’m not smart anyhow. So I’m gonna believe in this feeling.


Gonbee
… / Hmph… you say such cheesy things. / Oh well. As thanks for untying me, I’ll let you go without retaliation.


Keiji
So… no will to help out.


Gonbee
I refuse. …But I won’t interfere. So long.



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