The sister’s calm almost mechanical tone surprised Mikoto, Hinagiku, Flandre, and Ikaros. Mikoto herself isn’t sure why a sister is here.
“What is a Misaka clone doing here?”
Hinagiku gasped. She tilted her head in confusion.
“I thought Shokuhou Misaki sent them all to the Giant Beasts Forest to grind experience points? Why are they here all of a sudden?”
Mikoto opened the door and a Misaka clone who looked exactly like Mikoto stood there with a military visor on her head.
Flandre pointed her finger at the identical Misaka in front of her.
“There’s 2 Misaka-nee?!”
“It’s really you!”
“Yes, Onee-sama, Misaka has come to see you says Misaka in an excited manner…”
Mikoto’s smile froze. She’s apparently excited but her expressionless face would suggest otherwise.
Mikoto decided to ignore the sister’s antics.
“Anyway, come in.”
Mikoto invited her clone into the house. However, a charming voice came from behind the clone.
“Ara, Misaka-san, it hurts when you ignore me like this…”
Mikoto’s lip twitched and she so didn’t want to deal with this right now.
“I am imagining it… just my imaginations…”
“Oh, Misaka-san doesn’t want to see me, I shouldn’t have brought a sister here it seems…”
The owner of the voice replied in an upset tone.
“That’s enough you two…”
Hinagiku came out with a helpless look.
“Just get in, if those annoying bastards see you, it’s going to be more troublesome than whatever you two have going on here.”
“Hinagiku is a woman of reason, unlike somebody…”
Shokuhou Misaki had a smug grin. She looked classy with her gold-gilded uniform and her lustrous blonde hair adorned by sunlight. If only she did something about her habit of messing with Mikoto.
Shokuhou Misaki was accompanied by Astrea, Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou. This looked like a formal summit due to how all the executives of Starlight Queen gathered here.
“Hinagiku, Mikoto, you two looked like you have it super not fun, what’s with the locked doors?”
Kinuhata Saiai greeted them in a cheeky manner. She sounded like she’s enjoying their misery.
Hinagiku rolled her eyes at her. Ignoring her, she walked back into the house. Mikoto pulled her sister into the villa. In the end, Kinuhata Saiai didn’t get the satisfaction she wanted, the 5 of them entered the house.
“Are you doing well in the Giant Beast Forest? What about the others? Are they doing fine?”
Mikoto started bombarding the Misaka sister with questions. She leered at Shokuhou Misaki almost to the point of growling at her. She’s going to chew Shokuhou Misaki out if she didn’t like what she’s going to hear.
“Onee-sama, Misaka and the others have been well. Misaka answered Onee-sama’s question while thinking if there are any other interesting topics to bring up…”
“You’re still talking in a weird manner, huh?”
Hinagiku awkwardly laughed.
Mikoto wanted to ask a bunch of stuff as well so she didn’t bother to comment on their weird manner of speech.
“Where are the others?”
“It’s only me. The others are still in Giant Beast Forest, Misaka explains with nothing but the truth. Misaka wonders how Misaka is going to bring up the subject of asking Onee-sama for help…”
The others are shocked by what she had said.
Mikoto stood up and she’s visibly distressed.
“What’s going on? Are the sisters in danger or something?”
The Misaka clone shook her head in denial.
“Calm down, Onee-sama, the others are not in danger, Misaka hurriedly explains as Onee-sama started panicking…”
Mikoto isn’t assured yet.
“Why do you need help then?”
Shokuhou Misaki finally chimed in.
“Let me explain.”
The clone stopped talking much to Mikoto’s displeasure, she didn’t like how the clone followed her nemesis’ order.
Shokuhou Misaki approached her.
“It’s not an urgent help it’s more like a request for a bit of aid…”
“Why would you need aid then?”
They urged Shokuhou Misaki to go on.
“There have been weird occurrences in the Giant Beast Forest…”
Shokuhou Misaki got straight to the point.
“The monsters in the forest usually stay solitary and have their own territories. The monsters would fight each other if their territories clashed.”
“But, today, the sisters who were out hunting beasts noticed how some territorial monsters are apparently in a cooperative partnership.”
“The monsters are ganging up?”
Hinagiku and Mikoto yelled in surprise.
“How is that possible?”
“I don’t know yet…”
Shokuhou Misaki shook her head, she had a grim look.
“I don’t know why they are teaming up but this does not bode well for the sisters.”
Mikoto is freaking out right now, her low voice belied her anxiety.
“Calm down, there is no immediate danger to the sisters even if the monsters teamed up.”
Shokuhou Misaki said in a cold tone.
“It concerns me that the beasts aren’t just teaming up, they are working together to drive humans away from the forest.”
“Driving humans away?”
Hinagiku and Mikoto exchanged looks. They looked puzzled but they also knew something is up, monsters don’t just team up for no reason.
“This is the problematic part.”
Shokuhou Misaki sighed, she continued with a grave tone.
“The sisters needed some time to demobilize and somehow or the other the beasts cornered them in the forest. They are still holding their own against the monsters but I don’t think they can keep it up for long.”
Mikoto yelled in shock.