The Events of a Lonely Night in November I
Fran: ... ...
Mash: Fran, are you all right?
Mash: There's another artificial human like Fran in this era... Was Chaldea's analysis really correct?
Mash: We're a long way from both London, and Victor Frankenstein's house...
Mash: Fran doesn't seem to know either... But let's look anyway.
Mash: Oh, Fran. Wake Master up, please.
Mash: I'll go look around and then meet up with you both.
Mash: ...Everything seems normal. Okay, now to meet up with Master–
Mash: W-What happened here–!?
Mash: Um... Master didn't get up, so you were worried it was a terrible illness.
Mash: Then you decided to give electroshock therapy, and fired off Blasted Tree... Right?
Mash: ... ...
Mash: Isn't that a really bad idea–!?
Fujimaru 1: I thought I was done for.
Fujimaru 2: My life flashed before my eyes...
Mash: I'm glad you're alive.
Mash: It's okay, Fran. Master isn't mad.
Fujimaru 1: She's right. I'm not.
Fujimaru 2: Be careful from now on.
Mash: Looks like she understands.
Mash: Doctor, we're almost at our destination. See any responses?
Dr. Roman: Hmm... That's strange.
Dr. Roman: I momentarily detected strong magical energy just now, but it's already gone.
Dr. Roman: There's traces left, but they're starting to vanish. By the time you get there they'll be gone.
Mash: Some kind of summoning ritual?
Dr. Roman: I'm not sure... I don't have enough to say either way. I don't see enemy bio-responses, so don't worry.
Fran: ...Uuh? Uuuuuhh...
Mash: Fran, what's wrong? ...You saw something strange over there, you say?
Mash: This is... Something was buried here.
Dr. Roman: Let's take a look.
Fujimaru 1: What's wrong?
Fujimaru 2: Is there something here?
Fran: Uuh, uh.
Mash: Under the ground?
Mash: What...? A voice!?
Dr. Roman: W-Wait! You shouldn't dig there! Bad idea!
Mash: Doctor, what's down there!?
Dr. Roman: It's a human corpse!
Mash: It's not human... It's a homunculus? And...it's still alive!
Dr. Roman: It was dead just a moment ago, with no trace of magical energy at all!
Mash: Master, let's fight!
Mash: ...Whew. Bio-response has disappeared.
Dr. Roman: I can confirm that here, too. Whew, that scared me...
Mash: Fran? ...You want us to investigate the homunculus?
Mash: Doctor, can you analyze it?
Dr. Roman: Yeah, it'll take a little time, but... I'll get started.
Dr. Roman: Oh, and that powerful magical energy I detected? I saw something similar in the fortress up ahead.
Dr. Roman: I'd like you to go after it immediately. That homunculus suggests something bad is going on.
Mash: Roger. We'll head there now.
Mash: Fran, calm down please. –There's nobody here, huh?
Mash: I don't sense anybody here either. ...This might be worse than we thought.
Fran: Uuuuh... Uuuhh!
Fujimaru 1: Let's follow her!
Fujimaru 2: Let's catch her!
Mash: Right! Fran, wait!
???: –There you...are... My defective...big sister.
???: You have...a funny look...on your...face. Or...have you...never...seen...your face...in a mirror?
Mash: Fran, you're going too fast... Huh!?
Fujimaru 1: The same face?
Fujimaru 2: Another Fran?
Fran(?): So that's...your new...Master...huh? Your morals...are defective...as well...then.
Fran(?): –When our Master...abandons us...we die. That is...our rule...right?
Fran(?): But you...became...a Heroic Spirit. And swore...loyalty to a...new Master.
Fran(?): Defective...to the core...
Fran(?): Oh...I see. You can't talk...my poor...Big Sister!
Fran(?): I can talk...like this! And Father...loves...me!
Fran(?): I'm different...than you...in every...way!
Mash: Who are you? And what did you do to the people in this fortress?
Fran(?): Stupid...human. You don't really...expect me...to answer that!?
Mash: No, the answer is clear. –You killed everyone in this fortress.
Fran(?): Hehehe. Wrong.
Fran(?): I...did not...kill them. I...gave...them...new...life.
Mash: It can't be!
Dr. Roman: I've got it! That homunculus was made using human parts!
Dr. Roman: As you know, homunculi are created using magical circuits as a base–
Dr. Roman: But she's using magical energy to power corpses instead.
Dr. Roman: They're less like homunculi, and more like Fran... Closer to artificial humans!
Fran(?): Ahahahaha! Let's start...with a warm-up.
Fran(?): Try your best... Big Sister.
Mash: ...They're coming! Fran, get ready!
Fujimaru 1: Fran!
Fujimaru 2: Calm down!
Fran: ... ...(Nod nod)
Fran(?): –Hmph. I...expected...as much. Fine. I'll...fight you...myself.
Fran(?): You will be...a good...test case. I am...not yet...complete.
Fran(?): But...if I...can defeat...Big Sister. I know...I will...become–complete.
Fran(?): Ugh!? No...you can't...be this...strong!
???: –Come home.
???: We have sufficient samples. It's time to go.
???: Don't worry. You will become perfect. I promise.
Fran(?): ...I under...stand.
Mash: I won't let you get away!
Fran(?): –"Blasted Tree!"
Fran(?): Farewell...Big Sister. Next time...we meet...will probably...be...goodbye.
Mash: She got away! Doctor!
Dr. Roman: It's no good. There's no traces of magical energy left. ...And what's more.
Dr. Roman: I just realized this, but the traces of magical energy in the fortress were a trap...
Dr. Roman: Yup, there's nothing left. It's impossible to track them. I'm sorry...
Dr. Roman: I did get her data, though. Next time she shows up, I can track her... I think.
Fujimaru 1: We'll get her next time!
Mash: Yeah. We have to get stronger, too...
Fran: ...Uuuhh. (Nod Nod)
The Events of a Lonely Night in November II
Mash: Fran, are you okay?
Fran: Uh, uh.
Mash: If you say so.
Mash: Doctor, are you sure you detected–the other Fran at this location?
Dr. Roman: Yeah. I've been keeping a monitor running in the background since last time.
Dr. Roman: I caught nothing for a long time, and then suddenly I saw something.
Dr. Roman: I think it's her little sister.
Fujimaru 1: She's not your little sister?
Fujimaru 2: She's an enemy?
Dr. Roman: ...I guess that's true. We'll call her E. Fran, then.
Dr. Roman: The "E" is for Enemy. That works perfectly, right?
Mash: She seems extremely reluctant, but agrees.
Dr. Roman: I-I see. Then start by heading to that town over there.
Dr. Roman: But be careful. I'm not seeing any life signs in that town.
Mash: Does that mean...
Dr. Roman: Yeah, it's been destroyed.
Mash: Yeah... It's just like before. There's no one around.
Dr. Roman: Detecting magical energy. ...Probably more homunculi.
Dr. Roman: That's several of them. Be careful!
Mash: Don't worry, Master. We can beat them easily!
Mash: Battle complete. ...As expected, these were made from corpses as well.
???: ...Correct. But they were of great use nonetheless.
???: It's been a long time.
???: I'm surprised you've become a Heroic Spirit. You, a nameless creature who simply stole my name.
Dr. Roman: It was him... I knew it!
Mash: –Victor Frankenstein!
Victor: You became a Servant, and I became a ghost.
Victor: But all the changes taking place in the world... It seems they have created the perfect environment for me.
Victor: I am but a ghost. A remnant of the past. I am nothing more, and yet–
Victor: With a strong enough will, I can do it again. I can start over.
Victor: That miracle! That once-in-a-lifetime chance God gave me! It is mine once more!
Dr. Roman: Perhaps due to the Singularities... Even relatively stable eras are starting to waver.
Mash: In other words, the “If Victor Frankenstein had lived...” hypothesis is being put to the test.
Mash: Even if he can't change the world, he can murder an entire town.
E. Fran: Father. That's...enough...right?
Victor: Yes, of course, “Eve.”
Victor: Kill her.
Victor: If you do, you can take her place– and become a new legend.
Victor: Eve. The first woman, the mate of Adam. You'll become what can be called a perfect version of her.
E. Fran: Yes...yes...yes! I'll do it! I'll do it! I'll kill Big Sister! I will! I will!
Victor: You can't even speak? What a failure you are–
Fran: Talking...is...tiring. But... I'll...say...this.
Fran: Father. Little Sister. You...ended...long ago.
Fran: I...find...my...own...husband. I...pick...my...own...name.
Fran: So. Come...with me!
Victor: You little–!
E. Fran: Shut up!
Mash: ...Fran! We'll fight with you!
Fran: ...Yes. Together!
Fran: Hah... Hah... Hah!
E. Fran: Ugh... Why! How! This...can't be! You! Big Sister!
E. Fran: You can't...be this...strong!
E. Fran: Eek!
E. Fran: Gaah!?
Victor: ...Oh, brother.
E. Fran: Fa-ther. Fat-her. Fath-er. No...no...no! Strong...strong...strong!
Victor: Don't worry, “Eve.” I never expected anything of you to begin with.
E. Fran: –Huh?
Victor: After all, the defect is in the soul used as the base.
Victor: It's probably because you're not created from magical circuits like the homunculi.
Victor: A degraded soul is inferior to a human. It can't possibly defeat a Heroic Spirit.
Victor: There's only one reason I created you.
E. Fran: Fath-er?
Dr. Roman: What? What's going on!?
Mash: Victor Frankenstein...killed E. Fran!
E. Fran: W-Why? I...did...everything...for you...
Victor: I know. But–in the end, you're defective.
Victor: And so am I, as a human. So I'm taking your body.
Victor: My soul. My knowledge. My mind. Your body. Your abilities.
Victor: Only together can we attain “Eve.” The gender change will be a bit difficult–but it's nothing to worry about.
E. Fran: No...I don't want that...why...no...no...no... I don't...want...to become...Father!
E. Fran: I just...wanted...Father to...compliment...me!
Victor: ...Now, let's continue. This “Eve” will be a little different.
Victor: Come forth, Shadows.
Mash: Shadow Servants! He can summon those things?
Victor: Of course. This is my world. My era. My home. You're the outsiders.
Victor: I've removed limiters from “Eve,” as well. It's time to test my unrivaled power!
Mash: ...This may be only a tiny crack in history. But we can't just ignore it.
Fujimaru 1: Agreed.
Fujimaru 1: Fran, defeat him.
Fujimaru 2: Fran, avenge your sister.
Victor: No... This can't be. There must be some mistake. I was given life by a miracle.
Victor: If so, my second coming was to create my own miracle, no? Right? Right, that's how it should be...
Fran: ...No. You...just...by chance...were there.
Victor: Don't be stupid! ...How could you lie like that!
Fran: You...only...needed...to...live. With...someone...you...love.
Victor: No. That's a lie. You're a liar. I was chosen.
Victor: I am a great Singularity...chosen by this era... and meant to change history–
Victor: ...Or is that...wrong? ...
Mash: All right, that does it for the graves. Let's offer them a prayer.
Mash: ...If Jeanne and the others were here, they could do a real service.
Fran: Mast-er. Let's...go.
Fran: Saving...eras...the...world. ...I...will...try.
Fujimaru 1: Thanks, Fran.
Fujimaru 2: I'm counting on you, Fran.