All right, given the current situation I suppose it's long past time that I start acting like team leader.
Unit 2, report in. The search parties to Neon City and the surrounding area are ongoing at present, but I have something else in mind. It is no secret that I worked with Kurata at one time, so I feel that the search parties will have limited success. We need to be looking elsewhere. Kurata's tactics can be classified as nothing short of Scorched Earth. If he truly was involved in Neon City, which all signs seem to be pointing to, I feel that it will have been nothing short of a decoy for something, perhaps grabbing Yoshino, perhaps something else.
We need to be looking for isolated digimon villages, Kurata's agents will be scouring them. If we want to find Kurata, we need to capture some of them and interrogate them. To this end, I feelthat smaller groups would be better able to accomplish this. I'm going to break you up into teams and I'm going to send you to investigate portions of the digital world. If you have any preferences, please state them now.
[Locked to DATS commanders]
I apologise if I am overstepping my bounds with this, and if you instruct me to I will go back on this decision, but I believe that investigating Neon City will turn up very little. Plus... I believe that Masaru and Touma are likely to turn up more on their own there than all of DATS could manage if we scoured the city.
[Locked to Kouki]
Kouki, my friend... I know that you are spending time with your friend Akira, but I have a favor to ask. You know the underworld far better than anyone else on the team, I would think. Your talents... are not particularly suited to DATS' common behavior, and it seems to be driving you stir-crazy. Could I ask you to keep your ear to the ground? Junk City seems to be just the kind of place where people could operate without fear of being seen by any authoritive organization.