In the plaza of Fairy Tail, Noah stood with Enju, Kayo, and tina by his side, he was addressing the people here.
Near them was a pile of packages with timer or tightly wrapped packages with suspicious contents. There were at least 600 or so packages stacked there.
Noah who is quite adept at controlling his own emotion, Kayo who is known for being level-headed, Tina who is usually easy-going, and Tina who is usually laidback, without an exception, they were all frowning hard.
Soon, more arrived with packages and they stacked the packages on the designated pile with looks of disgust and fury.
"Guild master, we found 20 more of these!"
"In total, there's a754 of these that were placed?"
Enju winced in fear.
"If these all went off, Fairy Tail, Fairy Tail will be..."
"Fairy Tail will be blown to high heavens..."
Kayo said with a rarely-seen angry tone.
"We found 754 bombs!"
Yeah, that's right, they were busy finding and defusing bombs.
These things packed a punch if they went off.
Fairy Tail members worked together to locate these bombs which were buried around Fairy Tail's exterior area.
Kayo's hypothesis isn't too far from the truth. If all these bombs went off, Fairy Tail would have to be rebuilt from the rubbles.
"Those bastards! I didn't think they would do something like this!"
The members denounce the actions of the vile perpetrators who sought Fairy Tail's fiery end. Even Enju, Kayo, and Tina felt outraged by the actions others have brought upon them.
Noah clenched his fists hard as his eyes went as cold as the arctic pole.
There's no shortage of lunatics in this world.
With a threat that can wipe out the entire Tokyo Region, the rationality holding the lunatics from going mad were broken by their fear of the unknown and the fear of death. This is their way of dealing with reality.
With the chance of entering the bunkers "taken away" by the cursed children, this was the result.
That wasn't the scariest part.
It's what these lunatics could do when they are completely unbounded by sense and reason.
They would do anything to increase the chance of survival.
For instance, they wanted to reduce the number of people alive who are eligible to enter the bunker.
By killing others, they wanted to increase their chances of being chosen as one of the 30% population that gets to hide in the bunkers.
There were also murders, robberies, and rampant gambling that were targeted at the plane tickets leaving the Tokyo Area.
This happened only half a day since a reporter broke the news of the crumbling Monolith 32.
In just a few minutes, all the tickets leaving Tokyo Area were bought up.
To buy the ticket, people did crazy things.
It's not hard to imagine getting knocked out while on the streets just so the robbers can frisk you for airplane tickets.
Without a doubt, crazy people buried these bombs in the hopes that a poor cursed child will step on it or get caught in the explosion.
Noah saw this coming.
Noah trusted his premonitions. He knew people were going to do desperate and unthinkable things just to get in the bunkers. The discrimination from the Robbed Generation would not stop at a less-than peaceful resolution.
Noah's gut feeling turned out to be correct.
He was right 754 times.
The unsightly residents of Tokyo Area actually went so far as to lay down mines and bombs for Cursed Children.
Noah inhaled deeply, trying his hardest to pacify the storm within his heart. All traces of mercy and emotions were gone as he looked in a certain direction.
"Unhand me! Do you know who I am?!"
A snake-looking glasses guy with a lanky figure struggled there.
Noah knew the guy much to his disapproval.
"I am the captain in charge of security at the Holy Residence!"
The guy roared.
"You dirty civil officers, how dare you handle me like this! You're all dead, ya hear?! Dead!"
Yasuwaki Takuto, that's his name.
He got tied up and he was placed in front of the explosive stack. Behind him, there were 30+ individuals who were acting as his conspirators.
The prisoners were stared at by the Fairy Tail members. Their eyes were either cold or hot with disgust and anger. Takuto's ego couldn't handle this demeaning treatment and he continued shrieking.
Noah slowly stepped towards Takuto.
Takuto stopped shouting and he looked at Noah with terrified eyes.
"Wh-what are you doing?!"
Noah said nothing as he made his way over. Takuto remembered how Noah taught him a physical lesson last time, he squirmed in fear.
"Wait! Wait! Stay away! Don't come over here!"
Noah landed a kick on Takuto's chest.
Takuto barfed up blood as he flew like a soccer ball, bouncing against the ground as he crashed.
Then, he followed up with another kick to his chest.
Takuto yelped in anguish.
Nobody felt a shred of pity for Takuto's treatment. They watched with cold indifference.
Noah interrogated Yasuwaki, with his foot firmly placed on his chest.
"Who ordered you to install the bombs here!"
Cursed Children made up around 5% of the 30% chosen to enter the bunkers.
To hog the 5%, unscrupulous individuals tried to kill the cursed children here to clear up the quota for themselves.
Although Yasuwaki Takuto got fired, he should have been able to obtain a plane ticket out of Tokyo Area with relative ease.
His appearance here is either personal vendetta or somebody ordered him to do this.
How would a civilian be able to get his hands on 754 military-grade explosives?
Takuto wanted to say something but the pain coursing through him prevented him from doing so.
Takuto got kicked back to his cohorts. Noah left them and he headed for the exit.
"We are heading to the Holy Residence!"