15,000 meters above the Tenguu city…
This high into the sky, there’s almost no trace of any clouds here, the birds also can’t stand the strong winds here .
However, a strange phenomenon could be observed here . A gale broke into two when it hit something invisible in the air .
Invisible to most observers is a large airship that is floating around like a fortress in the sky . It’s like this structure is protecting the city below it .
Fraxinus is the name of this ship . It’s also known by another title, the headquarters of Ratatoskr .
Led by Kannazuki Kyouhei, Wu Yan successfully boarded this airship . Currently, he’s heading to the command center with Kyouhei being his guide . Waiting for him at the command center is the commander of Ratatoskr, Itsuka Kotori .
Wu Yan assessed that the technology of this world is slightly ahead of the technology in his original world . He made this observation after examining the interior of Fraxinus as well as seeing first-hand the formidable equipment the AST members had .
It’s almost on the same level as Academy City in Toaru no Majutsu .
Since the technology of this world had been developed to counter spirits, it is lacking in many aspects when compared to Academy city . But, since they specialized strength-augmenting technology, it would seem they are more advanced in this aspect than Academy City .
After passing through many automatic doors, he finally arrived at the wide and spacious room known as the command center .
There’s a display screen here that is easily bigger than the ones we see in cinemas . Facing the screen are two rows of seats with monitors about the same size as televisions . Overlooking all of this is an elevated platform designed for the commander .
Wu Yan stopped upon seeing a petite figure sitting at the commander’s seat .
Red hair tied into twintails with black ribbons . This hairstyle went well with her cute face making her ribbons look like animalistic ears that accentuated her cuteness .
She’s wearing a uniform that belonged to an unknown school, maybe it’s a Ratatoskr-issued uniform . The uniform made her look a tad bit more intimidating than if she hadn’t wore it .
Itsuka Kotori .
The younger foster sister of the main character in the original work .
She also has another identity, she’s a spirit too .
Maybe Kannazuki Kyouhei and Murasame Reine know about this but the others sure don’t . Wu Yan isn’t dumb enough to reveal this yet .
Standing beside Kotori is a pretty lady with pale blue hair tied into a right-side ponytail . She also has a small blue bear tucked away in her chest pocket . The heavy dark circles around her eyes aren’t enough to mask her beauty, neither did her tired look mar it . She’s the analysis officer of Ratatoskr, Murasame Reine .
With a palm beneath her chin and a lollipop in the other hand, she trained her red eyes on Wu Yan and then she beamed at him .
“Welcome to Ratatoskr!”
Kotori wanted to say something but she frowned when she saw Kannazuki Kyouhei’s appearance .
“By the way, what happened to you?”
Somebody had destroyed his handsome look by giving him some bruises in the face . At least, he managed to make Itsuka Kotori and Murasame Reine laugh at him .
Kannazuki Kyouhei awkwardly laughed before putting on a serious face . He can try to look serious but that only managed to make him look even more ridiculous as if he’s fine with those injuries .
The perpetrator didn’t seem to care that he caused this, he just watched as Kannazuki Kyouhei made a fool of himself . He gnashed his teeth, if it weren’t for the vast disparity in strength between him and Wu Yan, he would have pounced on Wu Yan .
Only the commander is fit to punish him…
Still sucking on her Chupa Chups, Itsuka Kotori ignored Kannazuki Kyouhei and she examined Wu Yan .
“You, you’re not a spirit are you?…”
Wu Yan raised an eyebrow but he shrugged anyway .
“I never said I was one…”
Itsuka Kotori looked at the spacequake he brought with him and she kept replaying the video as if to spot any weird oddity .
“If you’re not a spirit, how do you explain the spacequake that occurred the same time as your appearance?”
Reine and Kyouhei kept staring at Wu Yan while Kotori examined the footage . It became awkwardly quiet in the room .
The display stopped and Kotori looked back at Wu Yan . It’s quite clear that she wants Wu Yan to explain himself .
Wu Yan laughed out loud .
“So I can’t be a spirit and arrive with a spacequake?”
Reine, Kannazuki Kyouhei and Itsuka Kotori were surprised . He continued .
“Spirits can come into this world without causing spacequakes, I am sure you’re aware of that . It should come as no surprise that someone other than a spirit is able to cause spacequakes, this is hardly surprising…”
Don’t give me that sophistry, you’re the one who’s weird!
The three of them thought but they didn’t vocalize it . Itsuka Kotori stood with arms akimbo .
“Fine, since you’re not a spirit, then what are you? Surely not a human, I doubt a human can cause a spacequake . ”
Wu Yan bitterly laughed .
“Technically, I used to be a human…”
Itsuka Kotori flinched, her expression changed drastically even her voice trembled .
“Wh-what do you mean by that?…”
Murasame Reine and Kannazuki Kyouhei were shocked to see Itsuka Kotori behaving like this .
Wu Yan chose to stay silent . He understands why Kotori is so visibly shaken . She’s in a similar circumstance as him, she used to be a human up until 5 years ago when someone turned her into a spirit…
Wu Yan sighed before he laughed it off .
“It was all for more power, so…”
Itsuka Kotori looked at Wu Yan with a complex expression, she sighed and regained her composure .
“Again, what are you?”
“Hmm, I wonder…”
Wu Yan shrugged .
“Probably a vampire?…”
Kotori, Kyouhei, and Reine exchanged looks before they laughed out loud thinking that Wu Yan is joking with them .
Wu Yan didn’t mind, he laughed with them . He already told them the truth so it’s up to them whether or not they believed him .