|Under the Night Sky of Midchilda|
|Sound Stage guide|
|Season||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny|
(Middochiruda no Yozora no Shita)
|Published||July 10, 2012|
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny Sound Stage M is the second Sound Stage of The Gears of Destiny. It was originally published on July 10, 2012 as a gift of Animedia magazine August 2012 issue.
Titled Under the Night Sky of Midchilda (ミッドチルダの夜空の下 Middochiruda no Yozora no Shita), it covers the story of the Materials a few days after Gears of Destiny Sound Stage M. While considered part of the portable continuity, it involves the Materials time-travelling from Eltria (of 0069, presuming parallel timelines) to Midchilda of 0079, four years after StrikerS but in the parallel portable continuity, in which Nanoha Takamachi and others have sealed memories about them.
Dearche, Stern and Levi accidentally time-travel from Eltria to Midchilda of 0079, where they meet Nanoha, Fate, Hayate, their juniors and Vivio. They talk about what has happened since they last met, and then have dinner and spar together, before the Materials travel back to Eltria.
During a day-off gathering of Subaru Nakajima, Teana Lanster, Erio Mondial and Caro Ru Lushe, they detect a strange reaction, which is caused by a dimensional transfer by Dearche, Stern and Levi. While the Materials ask the Bureau mage team to ignore them, Nanoha, Fate T. Harlaown, Hayate Yagami and Vivio Takamachi arrive. Finding the Materials look familiar, in a sudden their memories are presumably "unsealed". The two groups then recognise each other, leaving the former Forward members confused.
In a private chat between Dearche and Hayate, it is revealed that Granz Florian has passed away two years after they travel to Eltria (i.e. in 0068, presuming Eltrian timeline is parallel) and one year before their time travel. Dearche also thanks Hayate because the knowledge copied from her, including magic and houseworks (especially recipes), is helpful on Eltria.
On another hand, Stern also chats privately with Nanoha, asking her about what has happened since they left, as well as explaining to her the parallel universes and the events in Sound Stage M. Stern is worried that the encounters (in The Gears of Destiny and in Sound Stage M) would ruin the future of Nanoha and others, but Nanoha believes that even if they did not meet each other in the past, she and her friends would still grow up the same and walk on the same paths. Even their memories have been sealed over these years, Nanoha can still vaguely recall she had happy and good memories back in 0066.
Levi follows Fate and others for dinner first, and they happily talk about Vivio's tournament. After all of them finish the dinner, they head to a battle training facility, where Nanoha spars with and overpowers Stern. Levi also spars with Erio afterwards.
After shopping for souvenirs at department store, the Materials finally receive a message from Eltria on a Formula Plate about transferring them back. After they leave Midchilda, the remaining former Riot Force 6 members head to the Takamachi residence for further gathering.