Layer 06 Script
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Voice: When everyone is connected, small voices will grow larger.
Voice: When everyone is connected, even life will grow longer.
Title: KIDS Layer 06
Father: Lain, I'm coming in.
Lain: Thank you.
Lain: But I've already confirmed that "name list".
Lain: It's very interesting.
Lain: I agree. It would be better if the next protocol version is released soon. When it is, I'll be able to...
Lain: But why are you so kind to me?
Lain: I don't think so. I was just wondering.
Lain: Because I don't have many friends...
Lain: Thanks, everyone in the Knights.
Lain: Yes, yes.
Reika: You're working really hard, hmm?
Alice: Lain, you seem like you're becoming more like your old self again.
Juri: Let's hang out together again.
Juri: If you're alone, your life will become really miserable!
Lain: But I'm not alone.
Juri: Eh? Who's with you?
Lain: Many people come to me. No, that isn't it... Maybe I go to them.
Reika: What, you mean on the Wired? "Net pals" aren't the same as real friends.
Alice: Reika sure is an old fogey about some things.
Juri: Old fogey.
Reika: That's fine, I don't mind being this way.
Reika: But Lain, which sites have you been visiting?
Lain: It's a secret.
Reika: Keeping quiet, huh?
Juri: Tell me!
Juri: It matches Lain.
Reika: I don't think so.
Juri: I think this is better.
Alice: No, I think this is better. Lain?
Juri: Let's go to that shop we went to before. There's a 30 minute all-you-can-eat ice-cream event there.
Alice: What is it?
Juri: What is that kid doing?
Reika: I have no idea.
Juri: Hurry up, let's go.
Alice: Let's go now, Lain.
Alice: Lain? What!?
Man: What is that?
Alice: Is that... Lain?
Mother: You're coming back early these days.
Mother: Instead of you, Lain is coming home late now.
Mother: Did you get a recommendation for college?
Mika: A... a...
Mother: She's back.
Navi: There was an extraordinary phenomenon in the sky in Tokyo.
Navi: Many people began to panic.
Navi: Is it someone's prank?
Navi: Is it just a natural phenomenon?
Navi: Or did someone do this for some purpose?
Lain: Hello Navi.
Lain: Connect Wired.
Mouth: Are you Lain?
Mouth: You're amazing. You can metaphorize your real world body so completely.
Lain(wired): You're acting like a Cheshire cat.
Mouth: I can do only this much with my user permission level.
Mouth: Most people can only form an ear. I'm better than them.
Lain(w): Don't waste your breath on that. Give me information.
Mouth: If I help Lain, everyone here will call me a hero.
Lain(w): You make too much noise.
Lain(w): Do you know the game which is popular with children right now?
Mouth: Game? There are too many types of children's games.
Mouth: Does your intuition say it's a children's game?
Lain(w): Everything can be a game to children.
Mouth: Oh... You found a "result". I see. This man may know the answer.
Lain(w): ...The child-killing scientist.
Mouth: You're Lain all right, finding him all by yourself!
Mouth: In the real world, he is only an old man waiting for death in a hospital ward.
Mouth: I helped you. A little. Ask about "KIDS".
Lain(w): I know everything. I didn't need your help, Cheshire cat.
Lain(w): Professor Hodgeson. Now it's your turn. Tell me everything.
Hodgeson: You look very lifelike even in the Wired, young lady.
Lain(w): What is KIDS?
Hodgeson: What a peaceful time.
Hodgeson: Until my body in the real world rots, I want it to stay peaceful.
Lain(w): You must know what happened. What is KIDS?
Hodgeson: A beautiful time, with a silence that seems eternal.
Lain(w): Professor Hodgeson. Let me see the data of the experiment from 15 years ago.
Hodgeson: I didn't want to put children in danger.
Lain(w): This isn't about 15 years ago, but about the game which children are playing now.
Lain(w): Isn't it a reproduction of your experiment 15 years ago?
Hodgeson: Someone found it in the trash.
Hodgeson: I thought I'd deleted all of the data.
Lain(w): Tell me about the "Kensington experiment".
Hodgeson: "PSI", psychic energy. Almost all children have it even if it is very little.
Hodgeson: It can't do much in terms of ESP. Just some intuition and a physical force just enough to bend a coin.
Lain(w): What are these things over their heads?
Hodgeson: We called them "Outer Receptors", and they're used to receive "PSI".
Hodgeson: This is a "KID". Even though they are weak individually, if I collect the power of many kids...
Lain(w): What did you expect?
Hodgeson: Something unpredictable. I wanted to see something like that, young lady.
Lain(w): What did you think you were doing?
Hodgeson: I thought that science is not only about experiments on the hypothesis.
Lain(w): I'm not asking about that.
Lain(w): Didn't you think of the children?
Hodgeson: No, I didn't, as you said.
Hodgeson: We converted the weak electromagnetic waves from the brain, which the Outer Receptor received.
Hodgeson: The "KID System" is used as an extension of some functions of the brain.
Hodgeson: It is called "KIDS".
Lain(w): When all of their PSI was collected, so much power was generated...
Lain(w): Stop it.
Lain(w): Stop it!
Hodgeson: I broke them completely, never to be saved.
Hodgeson: But the schematics of the machine were leaked somewhere on the Wired, and eventually precipitated.
Lain(w): Someone found it.
Hodgeson: They modified it to function without the outer receptor.
Hodgeson: It was really amazing that they could make it so widespread just by "emulating" it.
Lain(w): Do you only think about science? Don't you think the children are also important?
Hodgeson: The children won't return to the real world no matter what I think.
Hodgeson: Moreover, I don't know anything about the current children...
Lain(w): How selfish of you. Who are using it now?
Hodgeson: Young lady, I'm tired of talking. I'm glad to have met you.
Hodgeson: I don't know what you are trying to do or what you are trying to be.
Hodgeson: But, you are strong. Extremely strong.
Hodgeson: You must be blessed by the God of the Wired, if he exists.
Lain(w): I... I don't...
Hodgeson: Where did your enormous power come from? You're different from those who are playing a prank using KIDS.
Hodgeson: Well, let me go now. I'm a little tired.
Hodgeson: Now my embers of life have died down. My wish has also been fulfilled.
Lain(w): Shut up!
Lain(w): What are you?
Lain(w): Why were you trying to tell me things?
Lain(w): Was I only a toy to you? Was it just a game?
Lain(w): What do you want to accomplish by KIDS? Is it just for fun?
Lain(w): You do anything just because you can and you're interested.
Lain(w): If you that, you're just monkeys!
Lain(w): Why isn't nyone answering?
Lain(w): They are... I see!
Lain(w): You! You are the Knights! Aren't you?
Lain(w): Aren't you Knights?
MIB: Lie down.
MIB: It's the cooling system in your room.
MIB: They sent a "parasite bomb" to your cooling system.
Lain(w): You say that like you had nothing to do with it.
MIB: We didn't.
Lain(w): Who? Who did it?
MIB: The Knights.
(Adapted from  and from memory. Originally translated by Keisuke Shindo.)