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Takeo wakes up and is surprised to find himself in an unfamiliar room. After asking M-21, who has been in the bed next to his, he learns that it's the place where M-21 stays and Tao brought him here. The children are safe and Krantz, Shark and Hammer were defeated. When Takeo hears it was not the blond guy who defeated them, he wonders who else could have that kind of power. M-21 tells him to ask Tao for the details, who, unlike them, has been chattering non-stop. The two of them walk into the dining room and notice Tao complimenting Seira for the dishes, intriguing a spark of interest in Frankenstein's eyes as he compliments his exquisite Ramen. Takeo is quite astonished to see Tao acting in such an enthusiastic and eloquent manner. When Tao notices them, he relates to Takeo that he was brought there to treat his wounds and received help from Rai and Frankenstein. Takeo thanks them and tells Tao that they should withdraw. Tao disagrees with him and explains that Krantz killed Shark which proves that they were created as nutrition for Krantz only, and so he has no intention of going back to the Union where they'll definitely not be welcome. Tao assures him that he can remove any trace of them, so that the Union will conclude that they died during the mission. He also announces that he will also look for Takeo's sister.

Tao turns to M-21 and informs him that Dr. Crombel recently destroyed all the data regarding the M-Series. This comes as a shock and M-21 wonders what Crombel is up to. However, it's time to say goodbye as Takeo and Tao get ready to leave, unwilling to cause more trouble for the people they're already indebted to. However, M-21 stops them and requests Frankenstein let them stay with them as they're just like him, used and discarded. Frankenstein replies that M-21 doesn't need to be so nervous, and if that's what he wants, then so be it, because this place is M-21's home too.

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