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Transcripts for chapter 34: (Courtesy of myself)

CHAPTER 34: The Footsteps of a War Comrade

Page 1 :
TACKY!
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Lan Fan: “......”
Ed: “You wanted me to replace the mask I broke, right?”
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SFX: TREMBLE TREMBLE
Ed: “Huh?” Is she getting all emotional ‘cuz it’s such a cool mask?
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SFX: SMACK
Ed: “Whagh!
Al: “Poor brother... Who knew he had such a bad taste?”


Page 2-3:
Chapter 34: The Footsteps of a War Comrade


Page 4:
Ling: Lan Fan!
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Lan Fan: “!?”
SFX: PLOP
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Ling: “Alphonse made it for you. Wasn’t that nice?”
Garfiel: “Such skill!”
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Lan Fan: “D- don’t think that just because you did this--“
Ling: “Now, now, thank him properly.”


Page 5:
Lan Fan: “Th... thank you... very much...”
Ling: That’s better!
Al: “You’re very welcome.”
Ed: “What was wrong with mine?”
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SFX: WOOOO
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SFX: KATAN KATAN KATAN
Ed: “Geez... I’m really busy, you know.”


Page 6:
SFX: CLANK
Ed: “I wasted a lot of time getting my arm fixed again... no thanks to you.”
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SFX: KATAN KATAN
Winry: “Then you shouldn’t have broken it to begin with!”
Ed: “Yeah, yeah.”
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Ed: “Tell that to this guy’s buddies. I’m gonna send them the repair bill for my automail!!”
Ling: Ha ha ha “I’ll talk to those two later, so please forgive them.”
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Ling: “The girl’s name is Lan Fan. The older fellow is Foo.” “Their family has served my family for generations. I hope you guys can get along.”


Page 7:
Winry: “Come to think of it, I don’t see those two anywhere...”
Al: “You must come from a really good family to have two personal servants, right, Lin?”
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Ed: “Hmph!! What’s the matter? Too chicken to travel without your retainers looking out for you?
Ling: “Well, it is dangerous for a kid to travel alone.”
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Winry: “A kid?”
Al: “How old are you?”
Ling: “Me?”
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Ling: “I’m 15 years old!
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Ed, Al, Winry: He’s huge!!


Page 8:
Winry: “You’re almost 16, right?” Pst!
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Ed: “Stand up!!”
SFX: SWAP
Ling: “?”
Ed: “.....”


Page 9:
Ed: “You have a freakish adult face!!
SFX: POINK
Winry: “He changed the subject...”
Al: “He changed the subject!!”
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SFX: SHUUNK
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Ed: “Wha...?”
SFX: SLIDE
SFX: CLAK CLAK
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SFX: RMMBLE RMMBLE
Lan Fan: “Don’t you dare insult Lord Lin.”
Al: “Huh...? Lan Fan?”


Page 10:
SFX: WHOOOSH
Al: “They’re on topof the train!?”
Winry: “Are they ok out there!?”
Ed: “Those freeloaders think they can get a free ride, huh? Conductor!!”
Ling: “Ha ha ha ha! You don’t honestly expect them to get caught so easily, do you?”
SFX: SKREEECH
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SFX: SLAM


Page 11:
SFX: NOK NOK
Havoc: “Hey, Falman.”
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Havoc: “It’s me. Havoc.” “I’m here to visit you.”
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Falman: “Lt. Havoc!”
Havoc: “Yo. The Colonel told me to check upon you.”
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Falman: “Thanks for coming.”
Havoc: “It’s no big deal. I was in the area anyway.”
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Havoc: “Here. A little present from the Colonel.”
Falman: Oh, thanks.”
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Havoc: “How’s it going?”
Falman: “It’s no vacation, I’ll tell you that. I can’t wait o get back to my regular duties.


Page 12:
Barry: “Yo, cigarette guy!” “Long time no see!
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Havoc: “How’s it going, Barry? Tell me you’ve beat this guy at chess at least once?”
Barry: “Hell no! your buddy there’s a frickin’ mastermind.”
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Barry: “I know that Mustang guy meant well, but this stupid game is boring me out of my damn mind! C’mon, chief. You’ve gotta let me chop someone up! I promise not to get caught.”
Havoc: “Don’t be ridiculous, you idiot.”
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Falman: “So, how has the Colonel been lately?”
Havoc: “I don’t know.”


Page 13:
Falman: “You don’t know?”
Havoc: “I think he’s been swamped with paperwork, but I don’t know for sure. You know how secretive he can be.” Fuu. Whoa, that’s cool.
SFX: SWF
Barry: What the hell do you think yer doing!?
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Falman: “How much longer do I have to be here?” “It’s only been ten days but I already feel like I’m losing my mind.”
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Falman: “Please tell me you have some good news for me.”
Havoc: “Some good news, huh?”
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Havoc: “That’s right, I almost forgot.” “There is one thing!
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Falman: “!!


Page 14:
Havoc: “I have a new girlfriend!!!
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Havoc: “She’s a real doll!! Soon as I go to Central, she made me feel right at home!” “Man, such a sweetie!!”
Barry: “Hey, do ya think she’d be fun to cut up!? Huh!? Do ya!?”
Falman: “Get me out of this godforsaken job!”
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Female officer: “Sheska!”
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Female officer: “Sheska!”
Female officer: “Sheska!”
Sheska: “Yes, ma’am?”
Female officer: “You were doing some work at records room number three, right? Do you have the key?”


Page 15:
Sheska: “Yes I...” “Oh!! Number three is...”
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Sheska: “It’s... um... it’s still cluttered from when I used it.”
Female officer: “That’s all right. I just need to pick up a few documents. Give me the key.”
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Sheska: “No!! I’m telling you, it looks like it was hit by a tornado!!” “Please don’t go in there! You have to let me clean it up first!!
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Female officer: “? Er... I suppose I’ll come back later, then. Make sure it’s in order before I get back.”
Sheska: “Y- y- y- yes, ma’am!!!
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Sheska: „Phew...”
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Sheska: „Hello...?”
SFX: KREEAK..


Page 16:
Sheska: “Colonel!”
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Sheska: “Colonel Mustang!”
Mustang: “Hm...?”
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Mustang: “How long have I been sleeping?”
Sheska: “Um... about ten minutes, I think.


Page 17:
Sheska: “Forgive me for saying it, sir, but maybe you should get some more sleep...”
Mustang: “Hm...”
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Mustang: “Aw, crap. I have to get to the military council meeting.
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Mustang: Yawn “I’ll be back.”
Sheska: “Yes, sir...”
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Sheska: “... ...”
SFX: CRAK
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Focker (Envy): “Was that Colonel Mustang?”


Page 18:
Focker (Envy): “Good morning, Sheska.”
Sheska: “Good morning, Captain Focker.”
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Focker (Envy): “What was the Colonel doing here?”
Sheska: “Uh...” “Um...” “That is...”
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Focker (Envy): “The records room is open.”
Sheska: WAAAh!!
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Focker (Envy): “You realize you’re only supposed to open it for authorized personnel.”
Sheska: “I’m very sorry, sir. Sorry! Sorry!
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Sheska: “Am... am I going to be fired?”
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Focker (Envy): “The Colonel pressured you, didn’t he?” “I won’t report this. Just don’t let it happen again.”


Page 19:
Sheska: “Thank you very much, sir!”
Focker (Envy): “I wonder what he was researching...”
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Focker (Envy): “Do you know, Sheska?”
Sheska: “I’m not exactly sure...”
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Sheska: “He was compiling a list of prisoners executed at Central city prison...” “...As well as cross-referencing documents from military command... ...with incidents involving state alchemists.”
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Sheska: “Also, he asked me if there were any records concerning Laboratory number five.”
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Sheska: “And he asked about the murder of Lt. Colonel Hughes.”


Page 20:
Sheska: “He seemed so desperate that I... uh... I opened the door...”
Focker (Envy): “Hm...”
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Sheska: “Um...” “The bullet used to kill Lt. Colonel Hughes was the same caliber used in officer-issue sidearms, wasn’t it?”
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Sheska: “Could the culprit be among the officers here in Central city?
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Sheska: “How could such a person be...” “I’m scared...”
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Focker (Envy): “Don’t worry.” “None of this affects you.”
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Focker (Envy): “Anyway, I know you have a mountain of paperwork to get through. I’m counting on you.”
Sheska: “Yes, sir.”


Page 21:
Focker (Envy): “.....”
SFX: KLAK KLAK KLAK
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Focker (Envy): “...Uh oh!”
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SFX: KLAK KLAK KLAK
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SFX: BZZT
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Focker: “Good morning, Sheska.”
Sheska: “Sir?”


Page 22:
Sheska: “Huh?” “Wha--“ “G- good morning, sir...”
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SFX: SHAAAAA
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SFX: SPLISH SPLISH
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SFX: SHAAAA


Page 23:
SFX: CLACK
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Armstrong: “Hello, sir.”
SFX: KREE..
Mustang: “Hey.”
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Armstrong: “You’re looking slim, Colonel. Have you lost weight?
Mustang: “Uh huh.”
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Mustang: “What happened to your head?”
Armstrong: “A souvenir from my visit to the southern front. It’s just a scratch.”


Page 24:
SFX: SPLUSH SPLUSH
Armstrong: “That’s right. I ran into the Elric brothers. They were at South HQ for Edward’s assessment.”
Mustang: “Is that so?.”
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Mustang: “I guess that means he’s staying a dog of the military.” “Fullmetal turns 16 soon.”
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Mustang: “I wonder... willhe get his original body back by then? Or be sent to the battlefront to be used as a human weapon?”
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Armstrong: “... Would you...”


Page 25:
Armstrong: “Why, God, why!?!”
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Armstrong: “Why must we continue fighting in this brutal war!?!!”
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Kimblee: “Because that’s the job of state alchemists.”


Page 26:
Mustang: “Major Armstrong disobeyed the orders.” “He’ll be recalled to Central soon.”
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Hughes: “Disobeying orders is the smartest way to get away from this damn battlefield.” “Isn’t that right, Major Mustang?”
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Hughes: “It’s shell-shock” “When a person is subjected to continuous explosions and storms of bullets, his emotions are overloaded and his body becomes paralyzed.”
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Hawkeye: “I like guns. Because unlike with swords and knives, you don’t have to feel your victim die.”


Page 27:
Armstrong: “Would you really throw a young boy into a place like that?”
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Mustang: “The fullmetal alchemist knew the risks when he joined this organization.”
SFX: SHAAAA
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Mustang: “We can’t allow exceptions, even for the young and foolish.”
SFX: SQUEE
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Armstrong: “That’s it, then? Cold hard logic?” “No one wants to live in a world like that.”
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Mustang: “You’re a soldier, yet you denounce this military state?”
Armstrong: “I’m not denouncing it. But I want my own strength to be used to protect the citizens of this country who are weak and powerless.”


Page 28:
Armstrong: “Now that this country has gone through civil war, perhaps it’s time for things to change.”
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Armstrong: “And the person to do that is someone who knows the agony of war and is able to aim for the top with a level head. Don’t you agree, Colonel Mustang?”
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Mustang: “I simply don’t know what you’re talking about.”
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Armstrong: “Hrm... I’ve said too much.” “See you later.”
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Mustang: “Major.”


Page 29:
Mustang: “Did you tell the brothers about Hughes’s death?”
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Armstrong: “...No.” “I couldn’t bring myself to tell them.”
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Mustang: “They’ll find out sooner or later.”


Page 30:
Mustang: “The number five laboratory and the Philosopher’s Stone... The stone’s ingredient is a living human being.”
Armstrong: “!”
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Mustang: “Hughes was always eager to help.” “He stuck his neck into what the Elric brothers were researching and found out something that he shouldn’t have... Isn’t that right?”
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Mustang: “The brothers would be devastated if they knew that Hughes died because he was involved with them.” “You’re a good man, Major.”
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Armstrong: “... You’ve been digging deep, haven’t you, Colonel?””
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Mustang: “I’m almost there.”


Page 31:
Armstrong: “Be careful. You never know who’s listening.”
Mustang: “Uh huh.”
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SFX: ROOAR! GROWR!
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Lust: “So, Colonel Mustang is trying to find out about what happened to Hughes?”
SFX: GRAARH!
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Envy: “He’s become awfully noisy lately.”
Lust: “I wonder if he found any hard evidence...”


Page 32:
Envy: “If not, he’s getting close.” “What do we do about it?”
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Lust: “I had him transferred to Central because I thought it would be easier to keep an eye on him, but maybe it was a mistake...”
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Lust: “Guys like him are hard to handle.” “I wish he’d just stay out of trouble.”
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Lust: “After all, he’s a leading candidate to be our human sacrifice.”
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Envy: “Weren’t you able to get any info out of your connections?”
Lust: “Not a thing.”


Page 33:
Envy: “Is he acting alone or following orders?”
SFX: GRRRR GRRRR
Lust: “He’s a hard man to figure out.” “Still, I have a feeling my latest source will prove to be most fruitful. Let’s go, Gluttony.”
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Envy: “Aw, Gluttony! C’mon!” “Don’t just leave your mess here and take off, geez!”
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Envy: “Hey, Lust” “You need the Flame Colonel to stay still, right?”


Page 34:
Envy: “Don’t you think we should have another plan besides relying on your information network?”
Lust: “Why? Do you have an idea?”
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Envy: “Noisy dogs need to be fed.”
SFX: SHAZA


Page 35:
Douglas: “2nd Lieutenant Maria Ross?”
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Douglas: “I’m Henry Douglas from military police HQ.”
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Ross: “Uh... can I help you?”
Douglas: “Please come with us.”
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Policeman: “Your gun.”
SFX: CHATTER
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Female officer: “Maria...!!”


Page 36:
Ross: “Please explain to me what’s this all about.”
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Douglas: “You have been named as a prime suspect in the murder of Maes Hughes.”
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Ross: “That’s ridiculous!!
Douglas: “I’ll listen to your defense later.”


Page 37:
Douglas: “Come with us.” “Do not try to resist.”
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Havoc: “Could you wrap these flowers up for me? Use one of them pretty ribbons.”
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Lady: “You got a date, big boy?
Havoc: “Hyeh heh heh.”
Lady: “This one’s on me, no extra charge.”


Page 38:
Havoc: “... Hey.”
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Havoc: “Solaris!”
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Havoc: “Sorry I’m late.”

Page 39-40:
Havoc: Have you been waiting long?
Lust: “No, I just got here myself.”
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Lust: “I wanted to see you, Jean.”
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Lust: “Tell me some of your funny stories again.”

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