Scenario:Tōru Amuro - Man of Many Faces

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Man of Many Faces

Chat Noir and Amuro negotiate an exchange in which the Phantom Thief sheds light on an outside source helping the perpetrator. As Amuro heads off to face the source, Chat Noir glibly remarks that he and Amuro share a love for secrets—Amuro disagrees, his eyes ignited with the flames of justice.



???: I have in my possession what I consider highly valuable information. Obviously I'm not going to simply give it to you.
???: However, here's an idea. Why don't you and I cut a deal?
Tōru Amuro: ...
Conan and his companions find themselves trapped in a puzzle-solving VR game developed by Doctor Agasa.
Amuro is underground, seeking clues for the truth when he encounters a man.
Tōru Amuro: Before I do that, I'd like to verify several things about you. Does that sound fair, Phantom Thief Chat Noir?
Chat Noir: I will be the judge of what I want to answer.
Tōru Amuro: You were Leila-san of the Candle Investigations detective group, were you not?
Chat Noir: That's what you want to verify?
Tōru Amuro: Obviously I can't easily see through the disguise of someone I know nothing about. I needed proof.
Tōru Amuro: Your reaction implies that my deduction is correct.
Chat Noir: Ah, I underestimated you.
Chat Noir: Okay then. Now I have a question for you. How did you know it was me?
Tōru Amuro: I interact with people who are skilled with disguises, and something didn't sit right with me.
Tōru Amuro: What sealed it was when you made Daniela-san take out the sewing kit.
Leila: Hey, is this a tear on her shirt? Might as well fix it up while you're at it, Daniela.
Daniela: Oh, you're right. I'll get right on it.
Chat Noir: That's all it took? You are indeed a shrewd man.
Tōru Amuro: There's one thing I don't understand. I doubt you'd ever allow your name to be misappropriated by a fake.
Tōru Amuro: So why didn't you take direct action? Furthermore why did you carefully replace the fake calling card with the real one?
Chat Noir: The fake calling card was sent out as an adorable ploy to meet me and the detective.
Chat Noir: Not to mention my interest was piqued by the rumor of hidden treasure in the mansion.
Tōru Amuro: So you were also after the same treasure as the fake phantom thief.
Tōru Amuro: And you called us there so that we'd become witnesses to your latest exploit?
Chat Noir: It's frightening how you zero in on my exact line of thinking.
Chat Noir: Are we done with the profiling? Shall we get down to negotiations?
Tōru Amuro: Sure. I learned what I wanted.
Tōru Amuro: Have at it. What is it you're after? What do you want from me?
Chat Noir: I want you to return the calling card in your possession.
Tōru Amuro: Since you're giving up on the treasure, you want us to pretend like nothing ever happened today. Is that basically what you're saying?
Chat Noir: Haha. You saved me a bit of breath there.
Chat Noir: The thing is, I stumbled on the true nature of the treasure while I was searching the mansion.
Chat Noir: I immediately knew if rumor spread that I was after such a dangerous object, the prestige of the Phantom Thief would have nowhere to go but down.
Tōru Amuro: Well, well... Who knew the treasure that lurks here was so scary?
Chat Noir: Yes, it is quite the ridiculous article.
Tōru Amuro: (All reasons aside, he doesn't seem to want the game to be spoiled.)
Tōru Amuro: Fine. I accept your demand.
Amuro extracts the envelop containing the calling card from his pocket and smiles.
Tōru Amuro: So about that information you have... Would you kindly tell me what it is?
Chat Noir: Before I came here, there was a suspicious airship docked on the roof of the mansion.
Chat Noir: It's well hidden so that pedestrians down below would never even know it was there.
Chat Noir: I think she was the one to arrange for that ship. In other words the culprit had helpers.
Tōru Amuro: Helpers, you say... People we haven't met yet?
Chat Noir: But of course. They were outside the mansion the entire time waiting for Lyria to come after all.
Tōru Amuro: (Have the rumors spread beyond the mansion into the outside world? How many people know about the treasure?)
Chat Noir: It seems you did not see that coming at all.
Chat Noir: Honestly it isn't that big of a mystery. How could a cunning man such as yourself not realize the possibility of outside help?
Tōru Amuro: ...
(The game wouldn't load a mystery that wasn't preplanned...)
Chat Noir: Just like the time the bell fell. Normally one would not jump to the conclusion that it was the work of an accomplice.
Chat Noir: Yet you and the kid with the glasses noticed the culprit's actions immediately.
Chat Noir: It's like we were predetermined to be the players in this unappealing game from the beginning. Why is that?
Tōru Amuro: ...!
Chat Noir: Haha, cat got your tongue?
Chat Noir: That's fine. I don't care who you are as long as you hold up your end of the bargain.
Chat Noir's laughter reveals how much fun he seems to be having.
Chat Noir: I will warn you of one thing. You will never beat this game even if you make reasonable progress.
Chat Noir: If you want to protect Lyria and win, you have no choice but to resort to underhanded methods. Just like the culprit.
Chat Noir: Lyria's kidnapping from the great hall is the beginning of the perpetrator's assured victory. Do you see what I'm getting at?
Tōru Amuro: Yes... But I'm surprised by how much you're telling me.
Chat Noir: This matter does not affect me directly, but the culprit did use my name to trap Lyria.
Chat Noir: I will not allow that. Not when it involves her.
Tōru Amuro: On another note, having suspicion laid on you means you'd lose access to the great hall.
Tōru Amuro: Is that why you came to make a deal with me?
Chat Noir: My, my, you are quick on the uptake.
Chat Noir: I make it a point to observe a person's every movement in my line of work.
Chat Noir: And because of that little habit, I've become convinced you are the right man to track down the accomplice.
Tōru Amuro: Haha. You know, I figure you could wrap this all up if you just used that magic of yours.
Chat Noir: Heh. I think I will tuck that away under "carefree attempt at humor".
Tōru Amuro: Anyway, this whole incident wouldn't have happened if you hadn't switched out the calling cards.
Chat Noir: Humph. I can't say I can defend my actions.
Chat Noir: You are spot on. Though it was merely on a whim, I do bear responsibility for this turn of events.
Chat Noir: Revealing my true colors is my way of rectifying the situation.
Tōru Amuro: I see. I can respect guts like yours.
Chat Noir: This concludes our little info swap. Hand over the calling card.
Tōru Amuro: Here...
Chat Noir: I believe all terms have been settled.
Chat Noir removes the calling card from the envelop and tears it in half.
Tōru Amuro: ...
Amuro puts his hand on the elevator lever.
Chat Noir: You appear to be a man who has left nothing to chance. Your disguises are utilized so skillfully that no one could ever reveal your identity.
Chat Noir: You and I are cut of the same cloth—just two men enticed by secrets.
Tōru Amuro: ...
Tōru Amuro: I'm a detective. It's in my blood to expose secrets, not wrap myself in them.
Chat Noir: Hehe. I will be sure to remember that.
Tōru Amuro: Well, be seeing you.
Toru pulls the lever and the elevator starts to rise.
He stares straight ahead, eyes burning with a fire they didn't have before.