Welcome to the first part of Day 3. It’s a short and quick stop in Parasite Eve. Which is fine, because Day 2 was a monster. The first part is another wall of text. The second is more action-oriented.
Let’s do this.
Day 3: Selection, part 1.
I wonder what all these day titles have in common?
Aya: You were here ALL night?! I told you to go away! You could’ve died, you know!
Maeda: Scientists can’t believe anything without proof. It’s… it’s just one of those things. And besides…
Maeda: Oh, nothing…
I think he has a geekcrush on Aya. NOT THAT I BLAM–oh, I used that already.
At least SOMEONE had a good idea in this game.
Now’s not the time, Aya.
Well, shit. There goes that idea.
Huh, what does he mean by that?
HE SHOT (at) ME!
It’s not stealing if there’s no one around, right?
Well, we certainly know who to blame, don’t we, Danny?
Huh? Why? Aren’t they supposed to be better?
I never found this room on my first playthrough.
Maeda: Is there any place with a research facility?
Danny: Research facility?
Maeda: I’d like to conduct an experiment… and test something. It might be relevant.
Aya: How about the facility in the museum where Klamp is at? They had really extensive equipment there.
Danny: No WAY, man. Anywhere but there!
Aya: He should have been evacuated by now… it should be okay.
Maeda: Err… yes… That sounds good. Daniel, is that okay?
I don’t want to deal with Mr. Wizard again. That’s for sure.
Yes. Let’s hope so. Please. PLEASE be empty.
ogod YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS! NASTY!
Aya: Gel…? Is it from Eve?
Maeda: Yes… It appears to be a remnant of Eve’s cells… At the cellular level, her power cannot be as strong as Aya sais previously.
The dork then yanks out a blood sample. Or a skin sample. Or something.
Danny: Hey, what’re you doing?
Maeda: I just want to conduct this experiment to see whether or not…
Oh yes. What could it be?
Maeda: As you can see, the mitochondria, er, EVE has taken over the nucleus. In a similar manner, the beasts that attacked you probably experienced the same thing.
Danny boy: Does the mitochondria really have the power to control the nucleus?
Maeda: No, the “normal” mitochondria never has such power. But Eve’s mitochondria has gone through tremendous evolutionary changes. This is what I think happened to Eve’s mitochondria…
Maeda: Normally, mitochondria require oxygen when they generate energy called ATP. So at this time, the mitochondria requests oxygen from the nucleus. Without the energy supply from the mitochondria, the nucleus cannot function. So in essence, the two organelles constantly rely on each other. But in this case…
Maeda: It seems that Eve developed the power to reverse this symbiotic relationship. Evolution, or even mutation seems likely in this case…
Danny boy: Reversed the cycle?!
Maeda: Look at this… even with a limited number of cells, her cells have this much power. Can you imagine how much power Eve has within her WHOLE body…?!
This is going to be interesting, right?
Let’s stall a little bit more.
That’s a good sign!
I bet it’s time for more SCIENCE!
Maeda: Your mitochondria are supplying more energy to the nuclei of your cells… It’s almost as if they are protecting the nuclei from Eve’s mitochondria…
Danny boy: Why does Aya’s mitochondria have this kind of power?
Maeda: I don’t know… I just… Are you familiar with Richard Dawkins theory of the ‘Selfish Gene’? In simple terms, it states that ‘genes act in a manner to preserve and ensure survival of the species.’
Danny boy: Hey man, I don’t read those scientific journals… What’re you tryin’ to say?
Maeda: Depending on how you look at it, you can say that Eve is… trying to destroy all mitochondria except her own. In response to that, Aya’s mitochondria has developed the power to rebel…
Danny boy: Why only Aya’s? Shouldn’t it be the same for us as well? We should also have that power based on…
Maeda: That seems to follow the natural order of things, but I’m sorry, I don’t know why…
Guys, she’s like, RIGHT THERE!
OH GOD! SOMETHING’S GOING WRONG!!
Because he’s a hard-ass.
Danny boy: We… we’re just…
Aya: We’ve received orders to evacuate this city. Professor, you really should…
Klamp: I tell you… COPS are the ones corrupting this fine city…!
Maeda: I’m… I’m sorry..! It was my fault, you see… I asked them to bring me here…
Klamp: Why the hell are YOU?
Maeda: Oh… I… I’m Kunihiko Maeda and I’m a scientist from Japan…
Klamp: …You were using my electronic microscope…
I really hate this guy.
Maeda: Th… those are… I… I… I don’t know…
Klamp: Do you take me for a FOOL?! With cells like these… They MUST affect the body’s natural state…!
Maeda: Err… um… uh…
Klamp: Oh, shut up! I’ll just ask… Officer Brea…! Your cells contain a tremendous amount of energy… Do you feel any… bodily changes?
Klamp: You should feel… somewhat… hot…? No? Speak up, officer… I can’t hear you… Have you lost consciousness anytime recently?
Really, really hate this guy.
ogod, it’s his cyber to-do list! ARRRRGH!
Violence solves every problem!
Why is he so hell-bent on staying, anyhow?
Hopefully, we won’t see you ever again.
What the hell?
Well, there’s nowhere else to go, now, is there?
Aya: What was that list…?
Maeda: It was an HLA type listing… It’s a list to see whether organs will be rejected when transplanted.
Danny boy: Why the hell are Ben and Lorraine on the list?!
Maeda: It was a list of people with matching HLA types, so…
Danny boy: Damn! I’m gonna get him! I’m goin’ back to the station and gettin’ the…
It is the most logical place to go. His boy’s there. We should check up on him before we get the police force on Klamp’s ass.
Next update: Even MORE animal abuse!