Enduring the hot sun, Wu Yan stood there with dry throat and a moist forehead, his deep red eyes were brimming with annoyance.
It is easily close to 40 Celsius. Hot is an understatement. Anyone who have been sent to the hospital for heat stroke by now. Wu Yan didn't fall prey to this ailment, however, looking at a map under the hot sun is a grueling task.
Kotori looked cool as a cucumber when compared to Wu Yan. As a spirit who had flame powers, this heat is nothing to her. She also noticed Wu Yan's heavy sweating so she felt a bit sorry for the guy.
She took out her handkerchief, she wavered but she couldn't come up with the courage to do what must be done. She shoved the cloth into his hand and she turned her head the other way in a huff.
"Wipe your sweat, you are going to reek with sweat later!"
Wu Yan flinched and he smiled at her.
"Gosh, my little sister is so kind, I humbly accept your largesse, kinda hope you would have wiped my sweat for me though, you know, like in the romantic movies..."
"H-huh, why would I do that?!"
Kotori blushed and she started berating him.
"You're the one who got us into this, don't count on me to wipe your sweat, not even in your dreams!"
"Look, my hands are tied..."
Wu Yan wiped his sweat away while moaning.
"We don't know anyone here, we also don't know where to go, a bit of exploration couldn't be helped, right?"
"I thought you know a lot about this world? Don't tell me you have no idea what to do?"
Wu Yan bitterly laughed.
"Yeah, I mean I know the plot of a lot of works, however, I am not that familiar with some worlds. This is one of the worlds where I lack a deep insight into the workings and world design..."
Wu Yan wasn't well-acquainted with Strike the Blood unlike Hayate the Combat Butler, Toaru Majutsu no Index, Date A Live, and Sword Art Online.
When he Isekai-ed into Silvaria. Strike the Blood just came out, as an Otaku, he made sure to stay abreast on up and coming animes. He only knows about general stuff in Strike the Blood, he wouldn't have needed the System's advise had he knew about the Vassal Beasts in this world.
As for the original work, he only had fragmented memories from when he's still an Otaku.
Hence, they wandered around the city like headless flies.
Kotori started chewing on a Chupa Chups.
"It won't do us any good standing around like this. Let's find a place to stay at first..."
"That's what I was thinking!"
Wu Yan glanced at Kotori while waving the map in his hand.
"That's why I am looking for a place to stay..."
"It can't be that hard to find an inn, right?"
"Sure, but, we have to show our identification documents, remember? Granted, we can always stay at a Love Hotel..."
"Don't yell out loud in such a public area, you want the others to look at me like I am some kind of monster?!"
"You're a huge pervert anyway! Major Hentai, I can't believe you would think about something like that right now!"
"I just suggested it, we don't have to go there..."
"Hmph, you think I can't read your mind. I am telling you, if you check us into a love hotel, you're dead meat!"
"I said keep your voice down!"
The two siblings squabbled in public, attracting attention from the pedestrians nearby. Because of the heat, none of them could be bothered to watch the show, most of them went away with confused thoughts.
Of course, there are always those who have too much time to kill, or rather, too much life to live...
"Yo, you two youngsters fighting or something?"
Somebody whistled from Wu Yan and Kotori's side. A male with technicolor hair appeared from a shady alley. He's in his 20s and judging by the accessories and his gait, he's obviously involved in dodgy business or is a straightup gangster. The gangster also had two other similar-looking delinquents with him.
Wu Yan and Kotori paused. They watched as the three delinquents surrounded them.
"Hey hey, cutie pie..."
A blonde youngster eyed Kotori up and down. When he got a better look at Kotori's cute appearance, he grinned wide.
"What's the matter? Fighting with your little boyfriend? Why don't you let us comfort you?"
A brown-haired douchebag chimed in.
"Unlike your useless boyfriend over there, we are very gentle..."
"How about it?"
A green-haired jackass pointed at his nose.
"What do you say? Wanna come play with us?"
Kotori chewed on her candy clicking her tongue at the annoying douchebags around her.
"You guys, get lost..."
"Come, now, don't be so cold, we are very fun..."
The three delinquents surrounded Kotori as they ignored Wu Yan who stood nearby. Wu Yan crossed his arm without saying anything, he looked like he's not going to move a muscle, the delinquents tried to push him away with their combined body mass.
They couldn't bump Wu Yan out of the way, contrary to the scenario they had in their minds. They felt like they were pushing against a heavy wall.
"You're strong, kid."
The blonde delinquent praised Wu Yan sarcastically.
"Why don't you navigate your butt over to the side, Copernicus. Didn't your mum teach you not to stand in other people's way?"
Wu Yan raised an eyebrow and he showed the guy an amused smile.
"Didn't your mum teach you not to hit on other people's girl?"
"Hey, buddy, you look like you need to be knocked down a few inches!"
The brown-haired turdstick interrupted. He chuckled while cracking his knuckles.
"I hope you don't mind if we borrow your girlfriend to play with..."
Wu Yan scoffed.
"What would you say if I asked to borrow your girlfriend?"
"Don't waste your saliva on that kid. Just bash him in!"
The green-haired punk shoved his friend to the side as he confronted Wu Yan with raised fist.
"You know what is this, punk?"
Wu Yan subconsciously looked at his hand. His eyes widened in surprise.
The punk is wearing a metallic bracelet.
The other two delinquents were wearing the same bracelets.
It might look simple, the kind you can buy off the vendor shop on the sidewalk. Wu Yan assumed they weren't showing off cheap goods.
Wu Yan could more or less guess they were showing him a registered demon's identification papers.
The registered demon bracelet.
These are bracelets given to registered demons.
In other words, the three douchebags weren't humans!
They are demons!