Rogue 2: Forfeiture
: Ep 2 -
Things just aren't going Ichise's way. In an attempt at blind rage, he gets his left leg cut off by Isshii (in addition to his right arm in the first episode). Oonishi sees his men at the warehouse and scolds Aida for not coming to him first. He then tells Ichise that he won't kill him because he still has the will to live. After this, Ichise drags himself through the streets with his severed limbs tied to his good leg. He eventually fashions a makeshift crutch, but it doesn't help him that much.
Yoshii and the Elder have a little chat. Yoshii says that he didn't come down for any particular reason. The Elder doesn't really know if Yoshii's coming is a good or a bad omen. He has Yoshii take the train to Lux with Ran. On the train, we learn that Ran comes to the city alone often and that she sells flowers at the market there. We also learn from the Elder that she has the ability to see into the near future.
Oonishi realizes that his men are getting restless because of the assassination attempt on the Elder. Much to his distaste, he says that he will arrange a small 'feast' for them, which is to say a small skirmish with the Alliance. At the beginning of the episode, he also has his legs worked on by Doc. Doc is a member of the Class who has come down to Lux to further her research on Texhnolyze and is more likely than not the best Texhnolyze doctor in the city.
At the end of the episode, Doc finds Ichise sitting helplessly at the bottom of some stairs. She had received a phone call from Oonishi earlier about him and she has decided to use him as a guinea pig of sorts for her research.moreless