Beneath the cut is a detailed summary of 7 Seeds vol. 20, chapter 105 by Tamura Yumi. Don’t click through if you don’t want spoilers. Download the raw here.
The countdown clock keeps ticking.
Arashi asks the others what’s going on on their screens, and they report that they have an error. Meanwhile, his is still on the “cancel” screen, meaning his terminal is not responding. They decide to try again, but it’s no use. The terminal is too far gone.
Ango says they’ve wasted their time and tells everyone to regroup in the control room with Hotaru.
But Semimaru says it wasn’t a waste. At first the ship was scary, but learning about the people on it and their normal lives changed how he felt about them. Ango doesn’t get it, but Arashi agrees.
They power down the terminals, which makes Arashi wonder if there’s a way to power down the entire ship. Hotaru says she’ll look into it. Arashi says since he’s already down that way, he’ll go into the engine room and try to turn off as much as possible. Semimaru and Natsu decide to join him.
When Natsu turns around, she notices the door frame is covered in bacteria, which hadn’t been there when she came in. She steps over it carefully and see the way she came has been entirely eaten up, so she goes the opposite direction.
Meanwhile, Ango arrives back in the control room. Hotaru says there’s no way they can access the main power, as all that is password-protected. Ango thinks about how he wasn’t taught anything about machines and computers and would never have been able to find the codes on his own. He wonders if everything they learned growing up was a waste.
Ryou contacts the control room to say they’ve had no luck, either. All the exits are blocked by thick metal doors. Botan says they’ll have to try and find another way out.
Ango asks Ryou if he thinks everything they learned was a waste, but Ryou doesn’t answer. Matsuri notes that Ango sounds down, and says she’s feeling kind of down, too, after thinking about delicious curry. She asks Ryou what his favorite type of curry is and he says he doesn’t have any likes or dislikes, that as long as it’s edible, it’s fine with him. She asks if he has any likes and dislikes when it comes to people, specifically if he likes her type. When he asks for clarification, she says, “You know, someone who’s spunky and cheerful and petite and cute and has a bit of a natural perm…” He interrupts to ask what a natural perm is and she says curly hair. He says he doesn’t hate spunky people with curly hair.
She falls silent and then says, “Oh…oh really…?” He thinks, I meant that in a positive way, and can’t seem to understand why she’s suddenly down. She thinks he must have been thinking of someone in particular when he answered, and it shocks her more than she expected it to.
Ryou finds a map on the wall showing where they are in the ship. It turns out they’re still underwater and can’t go any further up. Matsuri notes that the ship is on end and wonders if the missiles will shoot out the tip, which gives Ryou the hint he needs. They might be able to get out through the missile hole. He tells Ango he might know an escape route, but that he’s going to confirm it.
He then asks Matsuri if she’s still glad she came onto the ship and she says yes without hesitating, thinking that she’s much closer to Ryou than she was before. Ryou tells Ango it’s all how you think of things, and that if you think something’s useless it is. Ango is surprised Ryou would say such a thing and thinks it’s unlike him. Ryou says he’ll be back in touch.
Meanwhile, Semimaru rushes back into the control room, having been unable to meet up with Arashi due to everything being rusted and eaten up by bacteria. “What are they gonna do, Ango!?” he says. “They can’t get up here!”
As for Arashi, he’s busy turning off all the switches he can find, though there are many places he can’t reach due to the bacteria. Please stop, he thinks over and over as he works. If the missiles fall, it will kill Hana and the other teams and all the plants and animals, and of course Arashi’s own group.
Natsu is running through the corridors, the bacteria seeming to chase her. She meets up with Arashi and helps him switch stuff off, telling herself she must be imagining it about the bacteria.
Ango checks out the damage and agrees with Semimaru that the ladders are unusable, but he says they’ll find a place where they can pull the others up by rope. Semimaru’s amazed that Ango and Ryou are able to make such quick decisions about what to do next, but Ango just says it’s only reasonable.
Back to Ryou’s group now. He says he saw a ladder going up the wall when they were on the elevator. It turns out to be a maintenance ladder going up along the missile shaft. He says there has to be some sort of exit above for the missiles, and they’ll be able to get out that way, too.
As the clock ticks down towards three hours remaining, Ango contacts Arashi, telling him that he and Semimaru can’t get down there due to the bacteria. He tells Arashi and Natsu to hurry and find a different way back up. Semimaru asks Natsu if she’s okay and she says yes, that she doesn’t feel afraid at all. Ango says she should feel afraid, that it’s only natural in this situation. He tells her she needs to be more careful so she doesn’t make mistakes.
Hotaru contacts them then and tells Arashi and Natsu to head to a nearby shaft, then for Ango and Semimaru to find the same shaft on their level and pull Arashi and Natsu up by rope.
Arashi says he wants to try shutting a few more things off first, and Ango says they’re already cutting it too close. Arashi says he’ll send Natsu first and they can pull her up, and that he can pull himself up later if they leave the rope down.
However, right then Natsu notices the door is completely eaten up by bacteria. She jumps back in surprise as the bacteria seem to come for her, and knocks into Arashi, who bumps into something and cuts his arm. The bacteria immediately surge up around the drops of blood and the two of them run out of the room.
Arashi says it looked like the bacteria was coming after Natsu, and she says she thought that might be the case, that she felt like they were chasing her for a while. He says she should have said something, but she says she thought maybe she was imagining things, then he asks her if she’s hurt and she admits that she’s on her period. He apologises for asking, then says he doesn’t think the bacteria would attack humans in general, but do come after blood. Natsu wonders if her throwing away that toilet paper earlier is what awakened them. They run for the shaft as Arashi tells Ango they’re both coming now, with the bacteria close behind.
Ryou’s group has gotten high enough in the shaft to see the exit. Ryou says he’ll look outside and see if it looks like they can get out, but Botan says she’ll take care of that and that he should join Ango and help Arashi and Natsu instead. Ryou agrees, and as he leaves, Matsuri calls out for him to be careful and that she’ll worry about him without her there. He looks back at her fondly, causing her to mentally squee in excitement.
Arashi and Natsu race for the shaft, as do Ango and a flustered Semimaru, who keeps asking “what’s going on!?” When they get to the shaft on their level, Ango looks down and thinks the rope might be long enough, but just barely. As Semimaru frets that he’s not strong enough to pull them up, Ango yells down to Arashi and Natsu that he’s going to pull them both up at once.
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