|Chapter 24. Friends|
|Manga series||Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana|
|Number of pages||24|
Chapter 23. Their Meeting
Chapter 25. Showdown
Friends is the twenty-fourth chapter of manga series Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana.
Parcel recalls telling Champ about the arrival of Harvest at PANDORA. She becomes frustrated that he cannot respond to her, eventually deciding to return to her room. As she goes to leave, she hears a clunk sound from Champ's containment unit. She presses a button on the side of the unit which causes the device to open, allowing the legless Champ to extend his arm. He stats that response is permitted as Parcel holds his hand. Sergei Vectrof quietly watches from another room as Parcel declares that she and Champ are friends and they will not betray each other even if it is irrational and they will save each other.
In the present, Champ slices through the soldiers while Parcel watches from above. The soldiers begin concentrating their fire on his chest. Insisting that friends do not abandon each other, Parcel leaps on to one of the soldiers, disrupting his night-vision goggles.
Outside the wind sail, General Leonard Maxray comments on the falling of a star. Azusa Tsukimori, tied up in the back of a helicopter, is told by the pilot to stay quiet so she does not die pointlessly. When Sergei asks General Maxray why he has not killed him, the general replies that he is an excellent scientist. This prompts Sergei to ask why Mina was killed, when she was younger, brilliant and had more potential than him. Maxray replies that she knew too much about the black flower and was not military and that she did not have his status in The Syndicate. One of the soldiers whispers something to Maxray, prompting him to pull out his gun and offer Sergei a choice.
Cain is roused by one of his troops and is surprised to see Champ frozen in place. The soldier explains that he stopped moving during the battle and that they found Yin. Yin walks up to Champ and whispers something to him, before Hei attacks Cain and the other soldier. Hei asks where everyone is, saying that only Mina is below.
Parcel is dumped in front of Sergei, who calls for treatment for the child. Maxray tells him that there is about to be an explosion in the wind sail which will fill it with seawater. After saying that they will collect the bodies of their troops after six hours, he gives Sergei the gun and tells him to shoot Parcel in the head.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Chapter 9 • Chapter 10 • Chapter 11 • Chapter 12 • Chapter 13 • Chapter 14 • Chapter 15 • Chapter 16 • Chapter 17 • Chapter 18 • Chapter 19 • Chapter 20 • Chapter 21 • Chapter 22 • Chapter 23 • Chapter 24 • Chapter 25 • Chapter 26 • Chapter 27 • Chapter 28 • Chapter 29 • Chapter 30 • Chapter 31 • Chapter 32 • Chapter 33