Kotori is the most well-informed of them all, her cuteness as a younger sister aside.
She knows about Wu Yan’s origin which is why she understood what feelings her Onii-chan had for her. When he embraced her, she started turning bright red from the intimate contact. She didn’t shake him off though, albeit, she did squirm awkwardly for a short while. She closed her eyes because she couldn’t bear to look at another person.
Kotori is slightly stunned. From her perspective, it was only seconds before when they were kissing each other goodbye like a soap opera scene. In just an instant, she is reunited with her detestable and lovable Onii-chan, it felt weird because she hadn’t experienced anything like this before.
“L-let go of me!”
Wu Yan didn’t let go until he replenished his vitamin K. Kotori finally yelled out loud with a bashful look on her face.
“How long are you going to hug me like this?!”
“Oh, what’s the big deal? Just let this happen…”
Wu Yan pursed his lips. He released her although he was unwilling at first.
Kotori, Kurumi, Tohka, and Yoshino, they are all spirits he missed. But, the one he missed the most is this Imouto who he already wrapped his dirty fingers around.
When he first arrived in Date A Live, he met Kotori first. She arranged for him to live in her house. he also time-traveled to the past and met her past self. Emotionally, he’s closer to her than the other spirits.
After Kotori regained her freedom, the spirits realized what was going on through the memories given to them. Judging from the intrigued looks on their faces, they are still piecing things together.
Wu Yan smiled at them.
“I assume you got the memo from System?”
The four ladies all nodded in unison. Kotori looked around and she sighed.
“You already told me about all of this but I just can’t shake off the feeling that I am still dreaming because this all seems so fantastic.”
“I see, so Kotori already got some information from Shido-san…”
Kurumi touched her lips with her index finger.
“Shido-san, that’s so unfair. You kept us in the dark, you know?…”
Wu Yan scratched the back of his head in an embarrassed manner.
“I didn’t think you girls would believe me, so…”
“Are we really in another world?”
Tohka scanned her surroundings. She pointed at the plastic sheet above her.
“Shido, what’s that?”
“We are inside something known as a tent…”
Wu Yan shrugged. Tohka gasped and he stopped her before she can ask another question.
“Don’t ask me what is a tent, I don’t know how to explain it to you.”
Tohka turned her head the other way with a pouting look. Amused by her antics, he chuckled before squatting down to pick up Yoshino who was examining everything around her with a child-like curiosity.
“I am sure System already gave you all the relevant details so I am not going to repeat what it said. Anyway, look forward to living in this world for a long time to come and try to get used to your lifestyle here as soon as possible…”
“Ara ara, I haven’t said I would stay in this world with you. Of course, Shido’s a bully so you wouldn’t listen to little ol’ me, right?”
Wu Yan shook his head as he bitterly laughed.
“Okay, you can drop the name Shido, my real name is Wu Yan but you all can call me Yan…”
Tohka’s butterfly accessory flapped like the ears of a kitten.
“Yan doesn’t sound nice to me. I am going to keep calling you Shido, yeah…”
Wu Yan started sweating. Meanwhile, Kotori lifted her head in a very smug manner.
“Of course, it’s a name I picked for him!”
Wu Yan raised his tone.
“I don’t care if you like the sound of my name, that’s my real name so don’t use the wrong one with me.”
The spirit girls wanted to protest. They were used to calling him Shido after all. However, Wu Yan looked like he wouldn’t budge on this so they just kept quiet about this.
The name shouldn’t be an issue but he has to insist on this. He didn’t want them calling out Shido’s name when they are getting it on. It would feel like he’s being cheated on since that’s the name of the original main character of that series.
Wu Yan rolled his eyes at the girls who looked like they aren’t too happy with his decision.
“Don’t give me that look. I don’t see why we are making such a big fuss about this. Kotori and Yoshino like calling me Onii-chan, just keeping call me that. As for Kurumi and Tohka, just practice calling my name and you will get used to it sooner or later, do we have to make a dance routine out of this?”
Wu Yan is being adamant about this and his suggestions sounded like reasonable compromises. Kotori is the only one who is still hung up about this. She’s in her commander-mode and she’s not comfortable with calling Wu Yan Onii-chan in front of other people…
Wu Yan smiled at them. He used a very suspicious tone with his following sentence.
“Let’s go meet my partners in this world…”
Wu Yan’s words came as no surprise for Yoshino and Tohka. Kotori and Kurumi picked up the undertone and they narrowed their eyes like him, judging him with their piercing gazes.
He started sweating hard. He played it cool by maintaining an innocent look, he reckons he would be able to escape with his superior acting skills.
Well, it certainly failed him because Kotori and Kurumi got even more suspicious as they exchanged a look. They kept their eagle eyes on Wu Yan but they didn’t say anything.
Awkward silence enveloped them.
Suddenly, Kotori wrinkled her nose at him and she turned the other way.
“Since they are your partners, we might as well go meet with them…”
Wu Yan broke down bawling inside his mind. He is genuinely touched by Kotori’s cooperatives. What a good imouto he has, she’s truly the best wingwoman-cum-harem-member one can ask for.
Kotori, I love you so much!
Kurumi covered her mouth while giggling. She didn’t mind meeting his harem members so she nodded too.
He brought Yoshino along while the other spirits followed in tow. They walked towards Hinagiku & co’s congregation area as tension and anxiety increased inside Wu Yan’s mind.
I wonder what’s going to happen?
“You’re Yoshino, right?”
Flan’s eyes immediately brightened the moment she saw Yoshino. They were both similar in physical appearance.
She only had little ol’ Lirin (Some noble’s loli daughter who Wu Yan saved from a bunch of ruffians) as her playmate. Mentally speaking, Flan’s still a child so she wanted someone close to her age who she can play with. Fun’s fun when playing with Wu Yan & the others but she also wanted a pal to hang out with.
Now her big chance is here, why wouldn’t she over the moon happy about this whole thing?”
“I am Flan…”
Flandre-chan stood with arms akimbo, she wanted to make a great first impression.
“I am 495-years-old this year, how about you? Are you as old as me?”
“4-95 years old…”
Yoshino blinked her sky-blue eyes in shock. Flan took her look as someone who acknowledged her superiority and she chuckled.
“Hehe, Yoshino, looks like you’re not older than I am…”
Flandre-chan hurrayed and she excitedly chirped at her.
“If that’s the case, you have to call Flan, Onee-san, okay?”
Yoshino nodded after thinking about it. It’s only natural to call a 495-years-old existence Onee-san.
Flan jumped more than 3 feet into the air with joy.
“Flan is an Onee-san! Flan became an Onee-san!”
The others grinned in bliss when they saw the two kids hitting it off right off the bat. Astrea and Tohka grinned the widest. Looking closer, they are already holding hands with each other.
“You’re Kotori, right?”
Hinagiku twirled her hair and she smiled at Kotori.
“I have heard Yan talking at lengths about you…”
“You’re about the same age as me, right?”
Mikoto looked at Kotori with friendly intrigue.
“I am Mikoto, nice to meet you!”
Kotori smiled back and she introduced herself.
Wu Yan watched with slack jaw, he couldn’t help but feel betrayed.
Thi-this is impossible…