Chapter 25:

Chapter 25


Friday 10/16/20 5:48 PM.Bookmark here

Ryusaki and his friends arrive at the appointed place, it was a giant mansion.Bookmark here

-How HUGE!!! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-The person who lives there must be someone very important. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Look. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi points to a direction where Marie was waving at them warning them that they were to go there.Bookmark here

-You arrived early. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Well, actually, we're only 10 minutes early. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-It's just that I thought you were going to be late for not being able to find the place I wrote. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Leaving that aside, it's a really big mansion, whose is it? (Souta)Bookmark here

-It belongs to the leader of the revolution, he frees up this space for discussions, but he always asks everyone to come very dressed up so that outsiders think it's just a normal party. (Marie)Bookmark here

-I understand, if they are discovered, they would be in trouble. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-But it's really funny looking from here. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Which? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Seeing this mansion so big and all these people entering it, it reminds me of an anthill. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Hahahahahaha, an anthill? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Hahahahahahah, yes! And if we go even further, I think it could be said that we are the workers helping the queen to fight for the prosperity of our colony. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Hahahahahaha, I didn't think that, but you're kind of crazy, aren't you? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Hahahahahaha! (Marie)Bookmark here

-Why? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Hmmmmm, did something happen? (Marie)Bookmark here

-Why did you say we look like ants? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Ehhhh, is Souta alright? (Marie)Bookmark here

-What did you mean by that? (Souta)Bookmark here

Marie backs off a bit because she's a little scared and Ryusaki comes close to her to talk to her.Bookmark here

-Don't worry, it's just that he has ant trauma from having been bitten by several when he was little and having ended up in the hospital. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Which? I didn't know, I'm sorry Souta for saying that. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Hahahahaha, no need to worry. Let's go! It's almost time for the meeting. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes, if we stay here we will be late. (Marie)Bookmark here

Ryusaki and Marie start walking into the mansion. Ryusaki while walking discreetly looks back and sees Souta and Akemi paralyzed in the same spot.Bookmark here

Inside the mansion, despite the numerous people in the same place, it was quite spacious and the food served at the banquet was enormous, however, little diversified.Bookmark here

-Wow! It really is gigantic! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Please sit at this table. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Thanks. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Thanks. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Please feel free to help yourself. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Hahahahahaaha. It's time to eat! [It's time to eat!] (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You really eat a lot. Hehe. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Be sculpted. [I'm sorry] (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Please don't talk while eating! Don't worry, I like people who eat a lot. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Is it silly? [Is that so?] (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes, after all if more people like you come to our city our restaurants will get very rich. (Marie)Bookmark here

So that's why... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Marie looks at Souta and Akemi because they have been quiet for a long time and they were slowly cutting the meat and putting it in their mouths, it looked like they were worried about something.Bookmark here

-Hey Ryu. They're really fine, it seems that Souta didn't really like my joke, but what happened to Akemi? (Marie)Bookmark here

-Glub. Ahhhhhhh, it was too good. Don't worry about it, nothing really happened. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Serious? (Marie)Bookmark here

-Yes. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Then it's fine. (Marie)Bookmark here

Marie stops whispering to Ryusaki and gets up.Bookmark here

-If you'll excuse me, I have to help the leader prepare some things before the lecture, so feel free. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Ohhh! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Marie walks to the stairs, which she climbs and disappears from Ryusaki's vision.Bookmark here

-She went to the second floor huh. Hey! What do you think we take this opportunity to investigate... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-I'm going to the restroom. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Ehhhhhh. If you can't hold back, no, because now would be a good time... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Souta gets up and leaves.Bookmark here

-I was completely ignored. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki looks at Akemi who then looks away. Unlike Souta who had an angry look, Akemi seemed to have a look of pain for something.Bookmark here

-You know... you are making Marie a little uncomfortable, if you continue like this maybe she suspects something. We cannot let our target see that he is being watched. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-I know... I know that, I worked for a few years in this area, I understand perfectly how things work. You really are amazing Ryusaki. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Ryusaki looks dubiously at Akemi.Bookmark here

-You are so young, but you can handle this situation with total calm and perfection, while I, who am a veteran, still have certain difficulties. Really, you are amazing. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi also gets up from the table, leaving Ryusaki alone on it. After a few minutes of sitting idle at that table, he decides to get up and go investigate.Bookmark here

In the less crowded area of ​​the lobby, where the restrooms were located, Souta and Akemi were talking to each other.Bookmark here

-I don't know if I want to do this. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Akemi wake up, we need to act alone. (Souta)Bookmark here

-But Ryusaki isn't doing it for bad... (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Stop this! You are letting your feelings dominate you and you are not thinking straight. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I don't... (Akemi)Bookmark here

-It's not just because of him, we're not able to act or do anything when we're around him, after what he said, we're completely uncomfortable being around him and it's getting in the way of our mission. That's why we're going to separate from him until we finish our mission. (Souta)Bookmark here

-But leaving him alone... that could be dangerous... WHAT IF THE MONSTER DECIDE TO ATTACK HIM?! (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Well this is a risk that we will have to take if we want to finish this case. (Souta)Bookmark here

-How can you say that... he's your friend. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Haa! Do you really think if one of us were attacked he would come help us? He would run in fear and leave us behind. (Souta)Bookmark here

Akemi is extremely sad to hear that, but ends up getting the answer.Bookmark here

-Okay, let's do it your way then. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Excellent! Let's go back to the center of the lobby. (Souta)Bookmark here

In another part of the mansion, Ryusaki walks down a long hallway, he was not lit with any light, the only light that came in was the outside light that penetrated through the large glass windows in the hallway.Bookmark here

Tum tum tum tum.Bookmark here

The sound of Ryusaki's footsteps was the only thing that could be heard along this long corridor. Ryusaki felt extremely lonely. As he walked on the hallway got darker, so he turned on a flashlight to light the way, illuminating his feet, Ryusaki looks down for a while, his blank expression was the same as he did before he started. After leaving with Souta, the hallway was completely silent for a while.Bookmark here

Back in the main hall, Souta and Akemi return to the table and end up missing Ryusaki.Bookmark here

-Looks like he's not here anymore. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-He must have fled far away. It doesn't matter, it just makes our job easier. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Where did Marie go? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-I don't know, I would like to know what she was doing. (Souta)Bookmark here

At that moment, there was a blackout in the city, where all homes were without light, even the mansion.Bookmark here

-What is happening? (guest 1)Bookmark here

-This is a blackout! (guest 2)Bookmark here

-Akemi! (Souta)Bookmark here

-Don't worry I have a lighter with me, we'll be able to see something with it. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi turns it on, allowing them to see the areas of the lobby better, but it doesn't take them long to notice something strange hanging from the ceiling. They focus their vision on the figure and realize it was a giant ten-foot man, his entire body disfigured.Bookmark here

-WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!! (guest 3)Bookmark here

The monster was facing Akemi who was holding the lighter and lighting up. He jumps towards her.Bookmark here

In the dark hallway, where Ryusaki walked, the sound of people in the lobby shouting echoed through him.Bookmark here

-AHHHHHHHHHH! (guests)Bookmark here

-Damn it! It must be the monster, I have to get out of here as soon as possible. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki starts running, until he hears a woman scream.Bookmark here

-Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!! (woman)Bookmark here

In the lobby, nothing else could be seen, as Akemi's lighter was no longer lit. The only thing people could guide themselves to was the sound of the beast chewing something.Bookmark here

-She's eating someone, isn't she!!? She is, isn't she!!? (guest 1)Bookmark here

-Shhhhh! If you talk, she can notice our presence! (guest)Bookmark here

BRUMMMMM!! [noise of door opening sharply]Bookmark here

It was Ryusaki who had arrived in the lobby, he shines his flashlight at the monster. Seeing that face made him very scared, however something seemed to be under him, it was a body, his face was turned to the other side, but it was a very beautiful young girl, with long brown hair and a black dress like the one Akemi was wearing. dressing.Bookmark here

-Akami?!! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki runs towards the monster, the monster seeing him approaching runs towards him and jumps. Ryusaki dodges the attack, but the monster doesn't attack him again, as he was already satisfied for having eaten the girl, he just ignores him and runs away through the walls and past the window to the outside.Bookmark here

Ryusaki continues running towards the body.Bookmark here


-Ryu, what are you doing here? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Huh...? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki looks up, it was Souta who had spoken to him and beside him was Akemi, the two were confused by what they were witnessing. The hall lights came back on, the people around had already fled as soon as the monster passed through the window, making the three of them the only people in that gigantic space.Bookmark here

-Ryu... (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Akemi... you're alive... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Look at your face, it's terrible, it looks like you faced death. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Ryu... why are you here? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Like this? What do you mean? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You must have heard the screams coming from this place, you should have known that the monster would be here, so why did you come running straight here? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Why... did I come...? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki was still bewildered and slowly was calming down and coming back to reality, when he returned his expression of despair became a face of regret.Bookmark here

-You know that thing I said about being ants? Please forget everything I said, pretend it never existed, I was just extremely scared of the monster that attacked me that day and started talking nonsense. So please... pretend none of this happened. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Why are you saying that now? (Souta)Bookmark here

-It's just that WE ARE TURNING AWAY! What I said at that time led us to this situation, I made us move away, I don't want that... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Her eyes started to water and her tears gradually came out.Bookmark here

-I don't want to be away from you... so please... forget everything I said. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

It took them by surprise, to see Ryusaki begging for something, to see him acknowledging his mistake, to see the person who just joked and did stupid things being so serious and regretful. That sure came as quite a shock to them.Bookmark here

Almost crying, Akemi tries to say something to Ryusaki.Bookmark here

-Ryu... (Akemi)Bookmark here

-GWIIIIAAHAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHHAAH!!! You should see your face now. Hahaahahahaahhahahah! (Souta)Bookmark here

-Huh... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-It's just that you came running all desperate. “AKEMI!! AKEMI!! AKEMI!! PLEASE ANSWER ME, AKEMIIII!!!" GwiiiHahahaahahahaahahahah! (Souta)Bookmark here

Akemi turned completely red and Ryusaki was a little embarrassed to remember that he came running screaming her name.Bookmark here

-It's all right. I forget about this whole thing. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Same? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Souta gives Ryusaki a big smile of happiness.Bookmark here

-Yeehhhh! Keep calm. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Me either. I don't mind forgetting everything that happened. (Akemi)Bookmark here

On Ryusaki's face, a small smile break.Bookmark here

-Thank you, guys. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

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