The G ま Adventures of Di ′ を y Pair HARUKA TAKACH 旧 0
The G ′ e ま Adventures of Di ′ を y Pair HARUKA TAKACH 旧 0 TransIated by David Lewis KODANSHA
講 談 社 英 語 文 庫 The Great Adventures of Dirty Pair 1987 年 8 月 2 ( ) 日 1992 年 2 月 20 日 第 1 刷 発 行 第 3 刷 発 行 著 者 訳 者 発 行 者 発 行 所 印 刷 所 製 本 所 高 千 穂 遙 デ ビ ッ ド ・ ノ レ イ ス 野 間 佐 和 子 株 式 会 社 講 談 社 東 京 都 文 京 区 音 羽 2 ー 12 ー 21 電 話 ( 編 集 部 ) 03 ー 3946 ー 6201 ( 販 売 部 ) 03 ー 5395 ー 3626 ( 製 作 部 ) 03 ー 5395 ー 3615 凸 版 印 刷 株 式 会 社 株 式 会 社 堅 省 堂 〒 112 定 価 は カ バ ー に 表 示 し て あ り ま す 。 落 丁 本 ・ 乱 丁 本 は 、 講 談 社 書 籍 製 作 部 宛 に お 送 り く だ さ い 。 送 料 小 社 負 担 に て お 取 替 え し ま す 。 な お 、 こ の 本 に つ い て の お 問 合 わ せ は 国 際 室 宛 に お 願 い い た し ま す 。 ⑥ 株 式 会 社 講 談 社 1987 Printed in Japan I S B N 4 - 0 6 -1 8 6 0 3 0-5 / 工 。 イ ′ ク ル 》 - イ ( 国 A)
mushroom cloud towered thousands 0f meters into the air. The damage 伝 om the shockwave extended over the whole continent. lt was nearly totally des- troyed. The death toll: 1 , 264 , 328. Once again, the name of the Dirty pair rumbled spectacularly throughout the galaxy.
Feeling the way I did already , he was the last thing I needed to spoil my mood. "Who the hell are you? ” I asked venomously. "Oh, sorry, sorry. Forgot to introduce myself. Me? l'm Doteoka. l'm the editor of High Sense Magazine. Doteoka fished a name card from his green jack- et and laid it on the counter in front Of 1 れ e. Sure enough. There it was in print: Yan Doteoka, editor, High Sense Magazine. Even so, what a vulgar name. 。 So , ” I said, my voice still icy. "What business does Editor Doteoka have with 1 れ e ? ” "You two are the Dirty Pair, the leading lights of the WWWA, aren't you? ” rattled on Doteoka, still grinning. "Me, l'm a great fan of yours. Heh- heh-heh.. "Now just hold on there. ” I said, fixing him with a burning glare. "What did you just call us?" "Why, the Dirty.. Doteoka got that far before catching on. His voice trailed 0 伍 "Ah, n-no, I mean, the two Lovely Angels.. Fine. That's just fine. I nodded. LoveIy AngeI is our official codename. I allowed my rock hard ex- pression t0 soften just a little. Maybe D0teoka felt relieved. ln any case, he took a deep breath and hurried on. 122
Chapter 10 Starting New Hires 聞 側 the Right F00t ル 朝 t bw Taking a broader view Of orientation Avoiding common mistakes ) ・ Empathizing with new employees 第 Easing anxieties on the first day Revealing more about the company and jOb 第 、 FOIIowing up on an employee's onboarding experience ) 、 Understanding the ro 厄 Of the employee handbook and procedures manual ne Of the running themes 0f CIint Eastwood's classic Dirty 〃 の り , movie series is that the main character, San Francisco police inspector Harry Callahan, has a new partner in each film. Someone always warns each part- ner that when you work with Callahan, you stand a good chance of getting killed or injured. CaIIahan himself makes clear from the beginning that the newcomer must watch him in action tO learn the ropes. By mid-movie, after a series 0f adventures, b0th Callahan and his partner are working effectively as a team. Although working in corporate America is a lOt less treacherous than the plot Of a police drama, your new employees are similar tO Dirty Harry's new part- ners in one key respect: They're uncertain Of what's expected Of them, appre- hensive Of what's going tO happen, unsure Of what t0 d0 ー and looking to the HR department and others for answers. The initial weeks or months on the job are especially pivotal for newcom- ers in establishing attitudes about their duties, their colleagues, and your company. Activities planned for this early period must not only provide j0b- related information but also foster a clear understanding Of your firm's phi- losophy and core values.
inspector of the Dangle Central Police. ” Eeek! I let 100Se a silent scream. For a moment 1 れ y whole body went rigid. Talk about things that don't get along! lt's a rare combination that can get along any worse than us and the 10Ca1 cops. I wildly cursed my hunch. lt had, as usual, been right on target ・ "Criminal trouble consultants Kay and Yuri, ” ln- spector Bayleaf continued. "NO, let's dispense with the formalities. We'll just call you the Dirty Pair. " We were stunned speechless. Pressing his advan- tage, Bayleaf became even more overbearing. Blast! If you want to keep things short, our official code name is Lovely Angel! "Dirty pair!" his voice grew even sharper. "The rea- son we ve C01 れ e tO this spaceport tOday is tO send you packing! "The explosion and fire at Gravas Heavy lndus- tries that you've been asked tO investigate falls un- der 1 れ y jurisdiction. l've determined that it was an accident. 〇 f course, I conducted a thorough inves- tigation. My conclusion is based on that investiga- tion. ) ぐ 0 matter what angle you pursue, there is no room for doubt. "But those 01S at the Gravas Foundation! I don't know what got intO them, but they went and peti- tioned the / み / A tO reopen the investigation. 39
l'd glimpsed the man s ravaged soul. "However, the situation IS as you can see... Dirty Pair. No doubt you can tell quite well for yourselves who has the advantage. lt was as Teppeus said. There was a clear gap be- tween the attackers and the defenders. The Dan- gle POlice Force was counting on numbers, but it was clearly being forced into an unfavorable de- velopment. 気 h a 150-meter class destroyer forming the main axis Of the assault, the police were tenaciously press- ing forward in wave after wave. But the attacks were little 1 れ ore than shOW, and were failing tO inflict the slightest damage on their foe. On the contrary, ev- ery time they closed on Vulcan they were merci- lessly battered by the laser and heat cannons of the station's antiaircraft flak. The Police Forces dwin- dled ship by ship. NO matter what, it was a serious mistake tO try tO take Vulcan fror れ the outside with such a tiny fleet. If they kept it up, Dangle's police force would be wiped out before m any more minutes h ad p assed. One of the men at the control panels called Dr. Teppeus. "There's a message coming in from the Dangle Police Force. What shall I do with it? ” 103
“ 嶬 / ho are they? How many?" Even as I asked , I was activating the console's laser and missile triggers. lt might turn out to be noth- ing at a11. But a WWWA Crime Trouble ConsuI- tant iS always prepared. Of course, one reason been nicknamed the Dirty Pair was that we were always an itty-bitty bit t00 prepared.. "There're five bogies, came answer. "Twenty-meter-class saucers! They're heading straight for us! ” we a visual? ” "l'll feed it onto the main screen. Except for the emergency port, there are no win- dows in Lovely Angel's conical control cabin. ln- stead, we can check out each and every kind of situation on the dozens Of large and small screens of all descriptions lining the wall panels. The larg- est one, located directly in front of the pilot and co-pilot seats, is the main screen. ・ / e can call up any kind Of image on it, from X-ray scans tO en- hanced imagery ・ main screen showed five flying saucers bar- reling toward Lovely Angel. The distant silver specks glittered against a background of dazzling blue sky. "Enlarge one for me!" The image shifted before I could finish speaking ・ 18
consultants go about it, but it seems tO 1 れ e that in our field, we always run into the gory second al- ternative. Even then, our cases have admittedly been just a bit t00 spectacular. An explosion here, an inferno there, and in the end we're left with a mountain Of corpses and, incidentally, a solution. NOW it's my opinion that we always get cases that have the latent potential for turning out that way no matter WhO tOOk them on. Public opinion seems tO see it differently. Rumor has it that any case, even one as teeny-tiny as the point Of a needle, will escalate tO tOtal war once we've been sent in. Of course that's just nonsense. If it was true they would have taken away our licenses ago, wouldn't they? A trouble consultants' codename is usually taken from the name of his ship. Our spaceship bears the sweet appellation Lovely Angel. Naturally, we should be called that, t 。 0. And this was true at least, in the beginning ・ Nowadays, though, nobody uses that cute little title. Based on our style of work, almost before we knew it, everyone had taken t0 calling us the Dirty pair. Fortunately (does that sound odd?), clients can't pick their trouble consultants. The central computer sends the people it judges best suited to the task, 33