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Intercepted Phone Call 05 AUGUST 2017 - 1039 (Transcript)

This is a rush transcript of an automatically intercepted call. Original audio can be found in subfile F07.2017.08.05.1039.1.

< BEGIN CALL >
OUTBOUNDHello?
INBOUNDHello, ma'am.
OUTBOUND…Stephanie.
OUTBOUNDI won't bother to ask how you got this number.
INBOUNDWe need to talk.
OUTBOUNDYou were told not to make contact.
INBOUNDI know you're hurting, ma'am. I know you feel betrayed.
OUTBOUNDI trusted you. Each and every one of you. With my life. Can you even imagine how I feel right now, Steph?
INBOUNDWe never betrayed that trust. Never. Why do you think the General did what he did?
OUTBOUND
INBOUNDHe did it because he knew you'd never do what had to be done. You were blind and it was going to kill you. Going to kill our organization.
OUTBOUNDIt was reckless and idiotic and he defied my direct orders! We would have found another way.
INBOUNDWould we?
OUTBOUNDThere's always another way. Always!
INBOUNDEvery heavy-kill protocol on the books failed. Civilians died because of that nuke you set off in [CR: OSAKA WHITE]. Innocents died. Because you wouldn't use the one tool we knew could resolve the situation. Because you couldn't!
OUTBOUNDAnd how many are going to die now, Stephanie!? We have no means to predict the behavior of the Omicron Device. Especially after Syracuse. We have no idea what you unleashed when you chose to defy my orders!
INBOUNDWhat would we have unleashed if we hadn't? The Stockholm group is turning our assets and now they've got Kawasaki on board. Kawasaki, for God's sake! If we lost the ability to keep them in check — well. You knew Rin. You knew firsthand what she was capable of.
INBOUNDMaybe we would have found another way. But would it have happened in time? We were losing materiel and personnel right and left. We needed to check 291-Golf before our ability to act on the international stage was compromised. Stockholm only needed one opening. Anthony denied it to them.
OUTBOUNDRin's a monster. Carlucci's a monster. But they're human, mostly. They're the devil we know. And damn it, Stephanie, I'd take a hundred Carluccis over­— over—
INBOUNDYou can't keep blaming yourself for Nicole's death, Yuki.
OUTBOUND
OUTBOUNDI…
INBOUNDI've known you for ­— how many years has it been? Ten now? That was the only time I've ever seen you cry.
INBOUNDYou were an inspiration to us all. We all admired you. You and Nicole. I've watched Anthony order refugees shelled and embassies burned in cold blood, without a trace of emotion, but he was in tears when he gave the order this time.
INBOUNDI'd say "may he rest in peace" but God knows we're all going to hell.
INBOUNDI know this hurt you. But it hurt us too.
OUTBOUNDWas that why you called? To try and — and justify this to me!?
INBOUNDNo.
INBOUNDMa'am, I called to apologize.
INBOUNDI am so, so sorry.
OUTBOUND…what?
INBOUNDIt was the right thing to do. And we'd all do it again. Even knowing what it would cost us personally.
INBOUNDBut I am so sorry. I never wanted to hurt you. None of us did.
INBOUNDI hope one day you'll be able to see that.
OUTBOUNDI…
OUTBOUNDI need to go.
OUTBOUNDYou can't call me again.
INBOUNDI know.
INBOUNDBut you have my number.
INBOUNDYou have everyone's number.
INBOUNDAnd I'll be here when you need me.
INBOUNDTake care, ma'am.
< END CALL >
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