“It’s nothing short of a miracle…”
Reine who is unfazed at most anything voiced her surprise out loud. She continued.
“Tokisaki Kurumi’s familiarity gauge is maxed out when it was just half-filled yesterday. How did you do it?>..”
She clearly intended for Wu Yan to answer that one. The other members gave Wu Yan respectful nods after confirming the gauge’s progress.
He’s godlike at doing his job, he got close to a spirit which is very hostile and he sealed her. Feeling everyone’s attention on him, Wu Yan started feeling awkward.
Wu Yan is surprised as well. He didn’t expect to make such a big impression on Kurumi.
Given her personality, if Wu Yan didn’t know about her background and stories, he would have a hard time too. Heck, Kurumi probably wouldn’t be wearing a sealing bracelet right now.
Still, it surprised him that Kurumi’s love gauge is maxed out. Maybe it’s because he filled her up with some artificial mayo in the medical ward just now?
Wu Yan sighed and he replied in a helpless manner.
“Even if you ask me, I am not sure myself…”
He got through by winging it?
The others didn’t know what to say, they started suspecting if he’s just boasting with modesty as a cover. They are thinking that maybe this is his way of tooting his own horn about being popular with girls.
If Wu Yan can read minds he would probably be angry with them. He didn’t boast when Joou-sama and Railgun took shots at each other for his affection, why would he start now?
Kotori rubbed her chin, she knew Wu Yan isn’t boasting right now. She’s sure he’s telling the truth, this guy didn’t know why Kurumi is so infatuated with him. She popped a Chupa Chup in her mouth and she waved her hand.
“Maa, Kurumi’s sealed and the risk of significant public harm is nil and that’s enough for me, I don’t care about the exact steps Wu Yan took.”
The others returned to their stations, having lost interest in this topic. Wu Yan silently released a sigh of relief, if they kept pressing him, he’s not sure if he could keep the possible reason a secret.
That he stuffed her good with his meat rod.
Wu Yan asked Kotori after looking around the room.
“Right, where’s Yatsuki?”
“He is still recovering from the wounds he sustained in the last conflict…”
She chastized him.
“Yatsuki’s a human, he’s not a spirit and he’s not you. He got shot in the back so he’s not going to be back in action anytime soon.”
Wu Yan continued.
“What are you going to do about Kurumi?”
Kotori stopped chewing on her candy and she replied.
“The original plan was to treat her like a criminal.”
Wu Yan gasped.
Kotori narrowed her eyes.
“She killed at least 10 thousand people, mass murder is still a heavy crime. She should pay for her actions.”
Wu Yan turned silent. He’s having some internal conflicts right now.
She would easily rank top among serial killers with her kill count. If she’s human, she would have been shot to death for her crimes.
At least, if Wu Yan is still a human, he would have felt that way. However, to him, human lives are not as important as before. He’s not yet at the level where he thought of human lives as that of ants. But, the dead won’t be brought back with vengeance, humans also die rather easily so he’s more or less blase to death at this point.
Moreover, he’s also a murderer. He has killed, including the people he wasted in the frontier town’s hunt for treasure, he might have killed more thankurumi.
Wu Yan didn’t want to see Kurumi facing the music. The feeling is even more intense now that she’s one of his partners in life.
Wu Yan subconsciously protested on her behalf.
“Is there no other way?”
Kotori turned around, she used an intense gaze on him, he’s getting the feeling that she’s not happy he’s defending Kurumi like this.
“You seem awfully interested in her well-being…”
“How can I not?”
Wu Yan bitterly smiled.
“I believe spirits are all kind in nature. I know she’s got a lot of blood on her hands but she’s a victim of various circumstances. She was forced into killing by the ones who are after her life. Kotori, I know you can see the kindness in her heart, please…”
Kotori turned her head the other way.
“You’re preaching to the choir, she’s not in the nuthouse because of me.”
Wu Yan lit up in excitement.
“You’re saying you can do something about her placement?”
Kotori pouted and she sighed.
“Since she is a spirit, her circumstances are rather unique so we are planning on observing and dealing with her as the situation calls for it. If she continues killing or commits major criminal offenses we won’t be as lenient.”
“When you say observe, you mean…”
“I am saying…”
Kotori bit down her lips and she continued as if she bit the bullet.
“Kurumi will be placed under our care at our home.”
Wu Yan’s happy expression made Kotori angry for some reason.
“Don’t celebrate too early, this is just an unapproved decision, I can still change the decision. Moreover, our home is out of rooms to house her, even Yoshino has to sleep with Tohka due to the limited space available.”
Wu Yan felt a bit frustrated.
A soft voice made everyone turn their heads. Without noticing anyone, Kurumi entered the control room.
“Ara ara, I wouldn’t want to trouble everyone with this…”
They looked at Kurumi who is in a patient’s gown. She beamed at them and she approached Wu Yan.
She grabbed his arm and she stuck to him like a really clingy girlfriend before she purred.
“I can just share a room with Shido.”
Everyone cried out in surprise. Kotori stood up from a seat and she looked at Kurumi with burning eyes.
Not one to back down from a leer, Kurumi smiled back at her.
“Is there a problem with that?…”