My Demon Queen
"You better have an explanation for your request," Glib turned her head to face Elyja who was standing in the corner.
It wasn't just Elyja, there were two other men-- third year students standing together with her. Third year students that were selected to be part of the government force, differentiated by the yellow coloured tie they were wearing.
Intern spies-- to say the least.
"I wanted to test Liliath, that's all.. is there anything wrong," Elyja fidgeted with her fingers.
"Brusq, your report?"
"She's alright.. I'm surprised she didn't get mad what-so-ever. The reading I got was surprise, stun, and even a little skeptical. For the most part, she was extremely calm, what a lady," Brusq explained.
Brusq's TALENT was the ability to read the other parties' emotions.
"See! I knew she was a great student, I needed to find a way to drag her to work for us. I think she has the capability to become the next student council president.."
"Elyja, you know how scary that was right?"
"Yes, sorry teacher," Elyja hung her head.
What happened was that Elyja used her TALENT to request teacher Glib to treat them rudely mid-way when Noel's TALENT didn't seem to manifest properly via telepathy. Elyja was an unwelcome guest-- but she was curious, so she ended up joining the incognito group-- Niel and Brusq.
Nile on the other hand, was responsible for erecting an optical barrier that distorted light. They were able to hide while listening to the conversation.
"Good luck watching over them, I have to return to work," Glib rubbed her forehead before heading out. "Remember to notify me if Noel's TALENT returns to normal."
"Thank you for your assistance, and i'm very sorry for the abrupt request. With this, I have found a suitable subordinate," Elyja bowed before exiting the counseling room.
"Hey Nile," Brusq nudged his elbow.
"She's quite a beauty isn't she? Never in my mind would I have imagined to see someone with natural born purple hair," Nile looked towards the ceiling, "I envy his TALENT man.."
"He practically got himself a wife from another world," Brusq added.
"Anyways, we better do our job properly, it's part of our training. We have to watch over them unaware for a full month."
"You think she's dangerous?"
"I don't know man.. the more beautiful, the more dangerous right?"
And that was how it all started-- of course, Liliath already knew their existence.
"Nile, they're going," Brusq, who was watching over her emotional fluctuation, called out in a whisper. Nile's TALENT could not only cause distortions in light, but also sound and material. Though, it wouldn't hurt to whisper right? Makes it more 'sneaky'.
"Okay, operation start.. Do you think she's going to do something bad to her?"
"Stop it with your illusion-- quick we're going to lose them."
"Relax, didn't you hear just now? Their destination is the girls bathroom-- what? You want to peek?"
"Just go, she's movin' outside my view."
"Got it." Nile said in a flat voice, dragging himself.
Priority was on 'stalking' Liliath, Noel wasn't deemed much of a threat.
"See, they're going into the bathroom. It's fine isn't it?"
"You do know we've lost her a few times before, right? Didn't you feel something was off?" what Brusq meant was Liliath's presence concealment barrier-- of course, it wasn't like he knew about it. All he knew was that Liliath was like air, one moment she's there, the next she was gone. They had to keep tabs on her carefully if they didn't want to miss her.
That said.. her weak presence had already been notified to them.
"You're overthinking. I'm pretty sure she hasn't noticed. My TALENT even fooled the best watchman in class you know?"
Bursa only rolled his eyes.
True, Nile was able to even trick people with TALENTS that could pin-point one's location.
"We wait," Nile leaned against the window.
In fact, it was as Noel predicted, there was a human congestion where the girl's toilet was, the two stalkers watching as the 'relieved' girls come and go.
Nile's barrier was able to trick the student to naturally avoid them, it was like a barrier that shunned people under their awareness.
"Wait.. Nine, are you sure the person called Liliath is here?" One of the girls asked.
"I don't think they would act so desperate if she wasn't here," Nine's cute voice rang like a silver bell, "We have to catch her quick, you two stand guard outside, i'll scrape them out together with Jenn and Pynn."
"Oi, you see that?!" Brusq exclaimed.
"No f-ing way.. that's Nine?"
"He-- I mean, she's real. I can't believe it."
Nile and Brusq had been given a list of the more 'problematic' students that could cause issues to the school, Nine was one of them.
Nine-- TALENT to change between male and female-- originally a male.
A fucking womanizer.
"She's not here!"
"Then where is she?!"
"Most probably the cafeteria, we have to intercept her quickly!" Nine took the lead and ran, the other's running after her.
Nile and Brusq looked at each other.
"No, it could be because of her TALENT, remember, the report said something along the lines of the possibility of her TALENT being the ability to hide her presence."
"Then we really have to keep an eye out."
Nile and Brusq focused their full attention on the entrance to the girls bathroom.
Brusq had already grasp Liliath's emotional signature somewhat, so at times, even if he can't properly see, Liliath, he could see her emotions.
They watched as the girls came and went, some laughing, some with their hands wet.
The scene of two idiots staring into the girls bathroom, waiting for their target to appear.
And class break ended at the sound of the deafening bell. Still no sign.
They had been standing there for 25 minutes now.
"This isn't right.. i'm really realy sure she hasn't come out,"
"What? So you're suggesting we enter the girl's bathroom? What if he managed to sneak past our senses?"
"How about you? Are you sure she came out? Your sense is first rate right?"
"True.. i even extended my barrier to make a human filter.." thus why the girls were unusually organized when entering the bathroom.
"This is our job.. what if something happened to her?"
"Maiden in distress? No way, come on hero! You go! "
"Hey.. I'm just saying.." Bruaq was a little hesitant to enter the girl's washroom.
"I doubt there'd be anyone in the bathroom at this sort of time, class just started. You just go check, and if she's not there then we assume she sunk past our senses. You suggested this-- moreover your TALENT allows you to grasp her location better."
"Tsk. Barrier me."
Mustering all the courage he could, Brusq entered the girl's bathroom.
"Anything?" Nile's voice echoed.
But there was a locked bathroom cell.
Brusq came closer, the obscene sounds of something inappropriate could be heard-- something dropping into water-- and a moan.
Brusq thought there was no way Liliath could be her.. but he wouldn't know unless he looked. His TALENT required the target to be in his sights.
Brusq shook his head and retreated. It wasn't worth the risk.
"So?" Nile asked.
"We'll check the class.."
"Hey, I heard a moan though."
"That's not her."
"Wow, so you saw something inappropriate? Good job man!"
"It's not like that!"
And like that, down this path of 'legal' stalking, many troubles lie await.