Chapter 20:

020 – Visit

Rainbow of the Horizon—Illuminating Our Darkened Path | Our World

The days continued on just as normal. Yes, at this point, I would nonchalantly call this phenomenon as normal. I am here, stuck in my house, with the addition of Rin and her sister, Yuna. Still, I am passing out here and there. I am proud to say that I haven't broken the record of thirteen times of blacking out in one day.Bookmark here

But because of what happened at the 20th, or let's blatantly call it our first anniversary of being in a rather special relationship, it does seem like we have stepped closer from an unnoticed distance between us.Bookmark here

Now that I mention it, I'm starting to remember how much I agonized about a lot of things with her. But I would have to say that I really am an extreme weakling.Bookmark here

"Hmm… I'm thinking of taking out a TV in the house."Bookmark here

"Huh? I don't quite get it."Bookmark here

Just like any normal day, the two of us are sat on the couch waiting for an anime episode to play as my internet is acting up again.Bookmark here

The video is freaking buffering.Bookmark here

"I'm thinking of selling a TV either the one from my room or this."Bookmark here

"Ah, I get that you're trying to cut down power consumption. I agree with taking out one, but what you should be asking is where you will put the remaining one—in your room, or here?"Bookmark here

"Oh, good point.Bookmark here

Let's see… I'm pretty much bored with what's via antennae and I'm sure you are too."Bookmark here

"Yep."Bookmark here

"And I can't play with the console now because of my disorder so the screen in my room has no use.Bookmark here

Oh… I should also compare the consumption of both. Hmm…"Bookmark here

"While you're doing critical thinking there, I'll go give Haku's food.Bookmark here

Pause it when it started playing."Bookmark here

While I am still occupied with my current thoughts, my senses got delayed as I didn't notice quickly that there was someone knocking on the door.Bookmark here

"Potato~ Someone's outside."Bookmark here

"Wah- Oh? I didn't notice."Bookmark here

There stood two girls that is probably the same age of the average first year SHS students.Bookmark here

One does have her long hair bundled as a whole braid that is on her shoulder, and the other one wears a pair of glasses that has a very classic feel with the rounded, rectangular and thick frames that I rarely see aside from Mato.Bookmark here

As I was obviously with the taller height, they had their eyes looking up as they peeled open with great surprise. Surprised as they may be, I also got surprised as I don't know those two.Bookmark here

"U-Umm…! I-Is Ringo Akanami h-here…?"Bookmark here

"Oohhh… they know Rin."Bookmark here

"Ah, yes. She's here. By any chance, are you her friends?"Bookmark here

"Y-Yes…! My name is Minase Okuni."Bookmark here

"I-I am… Erika Anokane."Bookmark here

"They had northern names too, huh…"Bookmark here

"Then I'm Gin Sakato. You may come in. I'll just call her," and the two did come inside. "Oh, do you drink tea? Dare I say, we have good tea."Bookmark here

"Ah, th-thank you."Bookmark here

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"Hey, Rin~ You have friends visiting you. They are Minase and Erika… if I'm not mistaken?"Bookmark here

Not even after a second of what I said, she came to the living room at blinding speed as I spun through and through when she went past through me. Of course it got me dizzy and fell on the floor as my head kept spinning.Bookmark here

"M-M-Mina…?! E-E-Erika?! W-W-Wh-Bookmark here

How did you…?!" with a furious and slightly agitated face, she asked as she exclaimed to the depths of her throat.Bookmark here

Yes, I'm still down for the count.Bookmark here

"Ah… well… I guess we should start from the beginning…"Bookmark here

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Minase Okuni and Erika Anokane are the only two friends of Rin from Wisteria School from her first year until the third year of their junior high school.Bookmark here

Her two friends also live in Sector 392 which is just beside Sector 527, the current place where Rin and I live at. Mina and Erika, as Rin called them are also otaku, in which we can say that Rin, an introvert, befriended with them due to their similarities of interest.Bookmark here

From what I can recall with what Uncle Shuu told me once, Rin was very sad and lonely that she was separated from her old friends. It might be that Minase and Erika are the ones he was talking about.Bookmark here

And it just so happened that they were seen walking around Cerulean Street.Bookmark here

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"Hey… are you sure this is near her place?"Bookmark here

"We are here in front of a local family hospital, so we should be near."Bookmark here

"Oh, look there, Erika. So this is Cerulean Street."Bookmark here

"So once we hit a right turn, we will be on White Street then. I'm quite sure that it was house no. 276.Bookmark here

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Look! This house is 275. So it should be next door!"Bookmark here

Thus the two knocked on the house with the number 276, which truly is Rin and her family's residence.Bookmark here

"Who's there?Bookmark here

Oh? I think I've seen the two of you…" Rin's mother, Sumi opened the door for the two visiting maidens. "Right…! You're Minase-chan and Erika-chan, right?"Bookmark here

"It's nice to see you, Aunt Sumi!"Bookmark here

"Hello."Bookmark here

"So… I would assume that you two being here are to visit Ringo?"Bookmark here

"Yes! We're here for a surprise visit!"Bookmark here

"Oh. Unfortunately, she's not here-"Bookmark here

And they're faces immediately drooped.Bookmark here

"But don't be sad, okay? If you're going to look for her, she's not here."Bookmark here

"Umm… I don't quite understand, Auntie."Bookmark here

"Ringo is currently not living with us. If you try knocking on the house next door, you will find her."Bookmark here

"Umm… next door. You mean, here?" Erika pointed out on the house on her left.Bookmark here

"Erika-chan to your right. That's just a neighbor's house."Bookmark here

"Ahh… So there at 275?"Bookmark here

"Yes, yes. I'm sure that my daughter will be surprised to see you two."Bookmark here

But the two ended up being the ones that got surprised as they saw an average looking tall man that opened the door and warmly accepted their visit while offering a cup of tea.Bookmark here

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"And so, that's what happened a few minutes ago."Bookmark here

"Ugh… I totally didn't expect this. But well, I guess you will definitely be going to our house normally. It's just that the circumstances are a bit different from what you might have expected."Bookmark here

"Ringo… were you this talkative?" as though she shocked herself, Minase asked.Bookmark here

"Uhm, what? Was I not like this in the past?"Bookmark here

"TO. TAL. LY."Bookmark here

"Ehhh…Bookmark here

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Actually, I should have introduced that guy who is lying down."Bookmark here

"Umm… are you sure he's okay?"Bookmark here

"Yep. 100%.Bookmark here

So this here is Gin Sakato. He is the owner of this house. He'll be getting up soon…Bookmark here

Nevermind, he fell asleep."Bookmark here

"Wait, Ringo. So it's true that you're living here?"Bookmark here

"Yep. Due to some circumstances, I am temporarily living here."Bookmark here

"But for what reason-"Bookmark here

She was interrupted as Sis's voice sounded from the stairs, and revealed a rather haggard looking lady.Bookmark here

"Hey, little sis… is there still leftover breakfast…?"Bookmark here

"Ah, morning Sis. You have your portion on the table. You pulled out an all-nighter again, geez."Bookmark here

"Oh…? I think I'm still asleep. I'm seeing Minamina-chan and Eri-chan in my dreams…"Bookmark here

"Hweh? Even Ane Yuna lives here?"Bookmark here

"G-Good morning…!"Bookmark here

"Uhh… yeah. I won't be in this house without her."Bookmark here

"Ohhh… So you two are the real deal.Bookmark here

Wait. Why is this plank sleeping on the floor?"Bookmark here

"I kind of knocked him out, Sis. Oh, he's awake."Bookmark here

Sis pouted, "Tsk. I was about to step on you."Bookmark here

"Geez. I never thought about that happening in the past, Rin.Bookmark here

And no way, Sis."Bookmark here

"Huh? The what?"Bookmark here

"Kids sure are naughty giving the doctors their own pills. Thank goodness they didn't die.Bookmark here

I guess I'm the only one that-"Bookmark here

With myself standing up and declaring a story to Rin, I completely forgot that she has visitors who came just literally a few minutes ago. I said some ridiculous things, did I?Bookmark here

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"Please excuse my inexcusable behavior."Bookmark here

"Hey, Potato. Don't go that dumb English subtitles route."Bookmark here

"Ahaha. That just came out randomly."Bookmark here

"Did you mean something like, 'People die if they are killed' thing?" Minase butted in and asked.Bookmark here

"Yep. Like that. Wait, that's not it.Bookmark here

I haven't introduced him properly yet. He's now awake so… This guy here is Gin Sakato, the owner of this house."Bookmark here

"Nice to meet you two."Bookmark here

"You two are probably asking why I am not in our family house as it is just next door. There's a good reason for it.Bookmark here

By the way, Gin here is my boyfriend."Bookmark here

A long duration of silence came but I can feel from where I am sat the pain, sorrow, and a feeling of betrayal from the two with their stagnant smiles. For whatever reason they might be in deeply dejected emotions, this looks like it will cause rather a ruckus in any second from now.Bookmark here

But I can guess that they're thinking about "Top 10 Anime Betrayals."Bookmark here

"WHAT?!?!?! Ringo has what?!?! Am I hearing this correctly?! Quick! Anyone check if I'm still alive! Am I still breathing?! Still pumping blood?!?!"Bookmark here

"What in the ikemen beings happened to this world?! How come the world changed so drastically in a short span of time?! Is the economy still stable in Orio?! Did the mortality rate go down?! We aren't being invaded by other countries, right?! Has a human already set foot on Mars?!"Bookmark here

A rather obnoxious reaction came from the two as they hysterically utter nonsense back and forth.Bookmark here

"Ringo is living with his boyfriend?! Does that mean…!"Bookmark here

"That could only mean one thing, right?!"Bookmark here

Ohh. Finally, they're thoughts are coming down to Earth-Bookmark here

WAIT, NO. I don't like where this is going at.Bookmark here

"Hey, Rin… Can you make those two stop? Surely they're misunderstanding this."Bookmark here

"Hahh… I shouldn't have said that first…"Bookmark here

"Yeah… this scene suddenly turned into a 'Riajuus, go blow yourselves up' situation."Bookmark here

"Alright, alright…Bookmark here

You two… why do you think we humans have two eyes?"Bookmark here

A chill on my spine crept up upon hearing Rin's questions. Though, the two suddenly sat straight as they shiver in some kind of fear. Thus, they answered in unison.Bookmark here

"It is so that when one eye is gone, we still have one that functions…"Bookmark here

Instead of calming down, they somehow cowered in fear and kept themselves silent. At least, it's now quiet.Bookmark here

"Finally I can explain…Bookmark here

Just like I told you, Gin is my boyfriend. But our relationship has nothing to do with my being in this household as a resident…"Bookmark here

She spoke with her right pointer finger raised. Is she seriously going to poke their eyes…? No, no, no, no.Bookmark here

"Gin has lived alone for more than a year now but he recently got some sort of a sleeping disorder which makes him sleep at random in any time of the day. Because of his family being busy with their own matters, I was left to be the best to watch over him but of course he greatly opposed.Bookmark here

But then Sis proposed that she would also live here as she brings her work here, so everything got settled to where we are now."Bookmark here

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"But at least, I'm still glad that you two visited."Bookmark here

"No problem…!"Bookmark here

"Also, Ringo! I saw a picture of you in some sort of a restaurant somewhere. Although it was a screenshot!"Bookmark here

"So you saw it… Still, no wonder why you don't recognize Gin."Bookmark here

"Uh, uhhh…?"Bookmark here

"I kind of worked in a restaurant in Japan this summer vacation and that picture you're talking about was probably a screen capture from a restaurant showcase and an interview.Bookmark here

You've probably heard of Giotto's. Actually, Gin is the sous chef in the branch near here and he's the interviewee at that time."Bookmark here

"Wha- Giotto's?! I've heard about the owners of that restaurant. They're apparently young and quite the handsome men."Bookmark here

"Bfft…"Bookmark here

Sis almost burst out of laughter for some unknown reasons as she is eating on the dining table. But one thing I know is that she's enjoying at listening on us.Bookmark here

"S-So he's like… a real chef…?!"Bookmark here

"Yes. I got my license a few months ago. Though I'm on my break due to my current condition. I'm a jobless person, if one were to say."Bookmark here

Rin interjected, "But I'm not some kind of a chef, in my case, alright? I just happened to tag along in the restaurant that's why I got a temporary position in the kitchen."Bookmark here

"WAIT. YOU CAME TO JAPAN, RINGO?!?!"Bookmark here

And there they go again.Bookmark here

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With a few winks and staring back and forth on us, Erika suddenly leaned forward towards Rin as to whisper something.Bookmark here

"Hey, Ringo. You two sure are suited for each other, you know?"Bookmark here

"Huhh… Why are you saying that now."Bookmark here

"Ugh… I'll just ask bluntly now that I am single with no other things to be proud of aside from my 2D husbands and has no… normal… friends…" the poor girl dug her own grave.Bookmark here

"Erika… you do realize that you're straight up embarrassing yourself, right…?"Bookmark here

"Meh. I had waifus in the past too so I can relate."Bookmark here

I really had to add that.Bookmark here

"Potato… you do realize you're saying embarrassing things, right?"Bookmark here

"Hahaha. Nope."Bookmark here

"Shouldn't have asked…Bookmark here

While you two are here, why not join us for lunch?"Bookmark here

"I-Is that okay?"Bookmark here

"I guess I'll go help, Rin. You're free to punch me on the gut when I fall asleep, okay?"Bookmark here

"Got it~♪"Bookmark here

"E-Eh…?!"Bookmark here

"I wonder what's making you surprised, Mina."Bookmark here

"S-S-Seriously… what relationship do you two have?! I don't think that's normal…"Bookmark here

"Saying stuff like that… Wait… we didn't know you can punch, Ringo?!"Bookmark here

"Haven't missed a blow on his face."Bookmark here

"Uhh… Well I can agree that our relationship isn't normal, but it's best to say that we're just weird as a pair.Bookmark here

I'm sorry for infecting your friend with my stupidity."Bookmark here

"By the way, how long are you two dating already?"Bookmark here

"It's already been a year just a few days ago. On the 20th, specifically."Bookmark here

"Can you tell us more?"Bookmark here

"Yeah! Like, how did you two meet?"Bookmark here

Their shocked expression just a second ago shifted as curiosity got the better of them. Them being an otaku, I presume that they're seeing us in some sort of a romance anime or manga. The two look to be like they won't back down to their ship. Seriously, that's some spirit they have.Bookmark here

"Do you seriously want an answer?"Bookmark here

"Seriously!"Bookmark here

"Hahh… Where should I start then…"Bookmark here

"On the table, Rin."Bookmark here

"Right, the table. We became friends at one lunch break last year when we didn't have any space to sit."Bookmark here

"We were also classmates last year, by the way. I've been studying in Blue Ink for five years."Bookmark here

"And then one of Potato's friends explained the clubs. Thus, we went to the Art Club because it's my interest and just because I've socialized with the members."Bookmark here

"Oh, right. That's Ringo for you—escaping unsociable places and all."Bookmark here

"Shut it, Erika."Bookmark here

"Coincidentally, Rin and I lived in the same direction and it turned out to be that we were neighbors. My family house is just a few blocks away from here.Bookmark here

Eventually, we did come to school together from time to time. But then, I took a leave of absence for a week without telling my friends so it made them worry about me."Bookmark here

Of course I can't tell them I was hit by a truck, spent two years in the Room of Reality to heal my injuries, and came back as a seventeen year-old at that time.Bookmark here

"W-W-Wait…! First! Exactly how did you two tell each other your feelings?"Bookmark here

"What is this, an interview? Lol."Bookmark here

"You know, anxiety hits hard because of worrying about this guy when he suddenly disappeared then I realized that I like him."Bookmark here

"Although the one thing we agreed with is that we've probably liked each other even before we realized it. In my case, there are days when Rin has occupied my head for a whole day."Bookmark here

"Going back, a few weeks after that, Potato moved here and we had some kind of ramen get-together. After that, I accidentally got myself to what should be a familial issue on his side."Bookmark here

"Familial issue?"Bookmark here

"That's something that I can't tell, though she knows what it is of course as I let her hear everything that I said at that time.Bookmark here

After crying like helpless kids, it was when we started our relationship. It was all fine and I was planning to tell her family the next day but Rin passed out after being surprised by my eavesdropping parents. This girl can't wake wake up once she's fast asleep."Bookmark here

"Wait… is this where you carried Ringo like she's a princess?! Something like that?!"Bookmark here

Hoooold up. What's with the nerdy intuition that Minase just had?Bookmark here

"Oh sure, that happened because she won't wake up and then his father opened the door and he saw me with Rin on my arms and it was like you'll be left with the 'to be continued.'"Bookmark here

"Kyaaaaah…! That was so cute and exciting that you'd want to know happen next! Ahhhhh…!!!"Bookmark here

"Oh my goodness, I so want to know what happened! I'm sure that it will be something like the boyfriend confronting the father of his girlfriend, so cliched but still cool…!"Bookmark here

And there they go blushing and fidgeting so much out of elation that they can't sit in one place.Bookmark here

Oh my goodness, they really should stop with the kyun kyun.Bookmark here

"But!" I spoke with a slightly louder voice and the two halted from their excitement. "One thing to always keep in mind is that we are still both young. So with that, we drew a line between us and continued on with life as we get to know each other further.Bookmark here

But still, don't take us as an example. Please don't be impatient with this matter. Our circumstances just happened but we're still having a light relationship."Bookmark here

"And also, we split up because of perhaps the stupidest reason we both agreed to."Bookmark here

"What?!" the two leaned forward and bashed their hands on the coffee table. "You mean you broke up?!"Bookmark here

"W-We… It would be better not telling what was behind that. Though, it's something that we decided for ourselves, and it made us learn lessons."Bookmark here

A caring, seemingly mature smile grew from Rin's lips as her warm gaze directed to her friends. Thus, she spoke.Bookmark here

"Mina, Erika. One advice that I can tell is that once you two have found your significant others at some point in time, mutual understanding will come to light if each other share their conflict and pain.Bookmark here

Gin has soooo much of it that I've pretty much understood his persona… almost! Even if he doesn't think of it, I can tell that I still do not know him a lot."Bookmark here

"Ahahaha… well, part of it is that I myself do not even know the entirety of my persona. It may sound weird, but I had a lot of circumstances since my childhood.Bookmark here

There are just significant things that we tend to forget sometimes. It just so happened that I have a slight case of memory loss.Bookmark here

But anyway! That is also how I came to understand and knew more of Rin. 'Always be communicative to your partner,' is what I always follow.Bookmark here

Because if I don't, and I did… I hurt her and made her cry a couple of times now."Bookmark here

"Now… Now I understand why you two suit each other well. Ringo has a tendency to prioritize others before herself even amidst of her shy attitude. That is what made her kind in her own ways.Bookmark here

And to think that she found someone that values her kindness more than anyone, I'm glad.Bookmark here

Potato-san…"Bookmark here

"Umm… just Gin, please."Bookmark here

"Uhh… then, Gin. We wish for you to take care of Ringo in the future too."Bookmark here

"N-Nah… Even if you don't say that, I'll be doing it anyway. As much as she can't leave me alone as I am a helpless idiot, I also can't just leave her alone.Bookmark here

We may be different as I don't know what it feels like to agonize with being apart from people she cares for, but that's the more reason why I should be beside her when she's in pain. That's just how it is. We lend our shoulders to each other, as there are times where we can't stand and walk by ourselves."Bookmark here

"Potato… you're just too philosophical," along with those words is her head suddenly leaning on my shoulder with her eyes closed and a contented smile.Bookmark here

"Oi, you'll just get Minase and Erika jealous again."Bookmark here

"I'm happy you know."Bookmark here

"Mhm. I'm glad you are."Bookmark here

The conversations did not end there as it continued until we had our lunch with the two. As I have observed them being rather talkative, I started to wonder how exactly they became friends with the introverted Rin. Being an otaku is one thing, but I still don't quite get it since I'm always surrounded by ambiverts.Bookmark here

But it made me feel relieved that Rin had a bright past with Erika and Minase. It honestly made me a bit envious but I realized that I am in a similar position. I have my family, my friends, and the one I love. Those per se are my happiness, and they are my reason for living. Indeed, I am enjoying the life that I currently have.Bookmark here

But with all that being said, the storm is about to make its landfall.Bookmark here

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A few hours later, in the office of Rishou Kagetora in the local family hospital, a knock sounded on the door.Bookmark here

"Who is it?"Bookmark here

"It's just me, Doc. I'm not here for a checkup. I just want to know if you have any time to talk."Bookmark here

"Oh, Ginji. My hands are free right now. You may come in."Bookmark here

Right after the twisting of the doorknob and opening of the door, G charged his own way to a certain file drawer in the office as he rustle through countless folders and papers from top to bottom.Bookmark here

"Wh- G-Ginji! What are you doing opening my files?!"Bookmark here

"…"Bookmark here

"At least give me an answer…! I don't know what's happening!"Bookmark here

"This… found it.Bookmark here

Gin Sakato, or should I say 027, came in Maris in a certain day on November last year to make contact with you after more than ten years. He intentionally made an appointment with you just for that reason.Bookmark here

We've already talked about this, but to clarify, what I'm saying is correct, right?"Bookmark here

"Yes…"Bookmark here

"Then you're surely forgetting something important, you forgetful doctor. Just look at this and see for yourself.Bookmark here

You know, I just can't stand by doing nothing, Doctor Kagetora."Bookmark here

G slammed some paperworks on the desk where there stood frozen the doctor upon seeing the contents of the document.Bookmark here

"Oh no… Why… How could I have forgotten about this…?!"Bookmark here

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"Wow… even though I have fewer things to do since I'm restricted, I really have nothing to do right now."Bookmark here

"Well, we all have those days, Potato."Bookmark here

"And art block doesn't help at all… ugh… I'm so bored…"Bookmark here

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Gin stood up from his lifeless sitting and walked towards the door with a thought that is not projected by his expression of natural nonchalance.Bookmark here

"Where are you going?"Bookmark here

"I have to ask Dad about something."Bookmark here

"I see."Bookmark here

*throb*Bookmark here

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With a few steps of walking down the several meters on the street, he opened the door of their family house and rolled his eyes to his father.Bookmark here

"Hey, Dad. Doing something?"Bookmark here

"Nothing important. What's up? Feeling fine?"Bookmark here

"Can you drive me to the base? I have nothing to do in my house so I figured that I'll visit them."Bookmark here

"Yeah, sure."Bookmark here

"Why not come down with me later? I'm sure you're still known underground. They'll be glad to see the brother (in-law) of Uncle Eijiro."Bookmark here

"Fine. I haven't been there in a while. I'll have the car ready."Bookmark here

"Alright. I'll be back," and I came back to my house.Bookmark here

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"Rin. Want to come with us to the base?" I said as I am making my way upstairs.Bookmark here

"Sure. I have to keep my eyes on you anyways."Bookmark here

After a few minutes, Gin came down from his room with a folded paper on hand.Bookmark here

"Let's go, I guess?"Bookmark here

"Mhm."Bookmark here

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With that, they ventured the road to the underground base over the wheels going through the slowly decreasing crowd until they reached an isolated part of Cotona.Bookmark here

Entering the greenhouse, Gin prompted to go down to the lowest and third floor of the spacious base. What met the eyes are Sean coincidentally near the lift.Bookmark here

"Oh, Gin. Making a visit, I see?"Bookmark here

"Great timing, Sean. I'm giving this to you so please read this immediately," I gave the folded paper I had earlier from the house to Sean as I quickly walked into a room.Bookmark here

"What's with the rush, Gin?"Bookmark here

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A room with a thick layer of lookout glass is where Gin entered. With his father, Rin and Sean following him, they tried to open the door that Gin immediately closed but it was locked for reasons they do not know.Bookmark here

"Gin? Is something wrong?"Bookmark here

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There, he stood in the center of the room with the company having no choice but to watch from the window.Bookmark here

"S-Sorry…Bookmark here

Hahh… Haah… Haahh…"Bookmark here

Along with the heavy breathing and rapidly pouring sweat, Gin fell down to his knees with a display of kneeling with no life nor radiance emitted from his entire body.Bookmark here

"G-Gin…? Seriously… what is happening to you…?!" with a sorrowful expression, Rin tried to speak.Bookmark here

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AAAAAAHHHHHHHH…!!!!!! Hahh… Hahh… HAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH…!!!"Bookmark here

A pained expression on the face of the agonizing man has risen as he strongly pulled his hair with the uncontrollable swaying of his body from the immense throbbing that was coming from his head.Bookmark here

Nothing that either Amano or Rin can do, they helplessly looked over Gin with their emotions on their edges.Bookmark here

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Thus, the storm finally fell over us.Bookmark here

To be continued.

Chapter Message:Bookmark here

You've finished 020.Bookmark here

Honestly, this feels like a very climactic or endgame juncture of the story, but to think that this is just one of the many developments throughout, I really have made the scope of this story really wide.Bookmark here

Anyway, that's another ten chapters, so there will not be a new chapter on the next regular release schedule, but cover will be updated soon. I hope you look forward what unfolds!Bookmark here

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