The next morning, Wu Yan opened his eyes before dawn, a rare feat for him . Wu Yan woke up from his pleasant slumber rather abruptly .
Anyone familiar with Wu Yan would know that he likes to sleep in as much as he likes to eat good food . If nobody woke him up he would probably sleep until he woke up naturally . Unless something is wrong, Wu Yan would sleep like nobody’s business .
However, something does feel wrong today .
He sat up and he looked out the window only to find that the darkness outside is slowly giving way to the light of the dawn . He rubbed his chest while frowning .
Normally, Wu Yan would be so deep in sleep you would have to attack him to wake him up . Without sufficient sleep, he would probably go back to sleep even if somebody woke him up . Right now, however, he’s wide awake .
An ominous feeling hit him when he was traveling within the land of dreams . When he woke up, the bad feeling stayed with him . He can’t quite describe it but it feels like he is missing something very important here .
His deep red eyes had hints of confusion and anxiety . He’s very sure that what he’s feeling right now is not without a due cause .
He figured he might as well get up and walk around since he’s not going to figure this out on the bed . The moment he opened the door, it struck him . His pupil shrank .
A purplish dark veil enveloped his room from ceiling to the floor as if to isolate him from the rest of the house .
Even a fool would know somebody did this out of ill intent .
Wu Yan destroyed the veil easily with a mini-explosion . The fragments of the veil scattered into nothingness as the fire engulfed it .
He scanned the house and to his dismay, the residents of Itsuka residence had disappeared . He can’t sense their presence at all . He’s the only one here .
He dashed towards Kotori’s room .
He kicked her door open and sure enough, she’s not there . Her stuff wasn’t touched so the assailant probably came with the intent to kidnap her .
Wu Yan’s expression turned dark . He quickly searched Tohka, Yoshino, and Shiori’s room . They were all kidnapped as well .
The veil and the disappearance of Kotori, Tohka, Yoshino, and Shiori meant someone had planned this out and did this while he was asleep .
The whole house is eerily quiet . If someone stood here, they would probably faint from the immense pressure being exerted in this house . It’s the pressure from the abyssal rage surging outwards from Wu Yan .
The very air shook with fear, killing intent suffused the house . His deep red eyes had turned into a very threatening shade of gold . His eyes are as dazzling as they are steely cold .
Wu Yan heaved in anger, he forced himself to calm down but the wrath within threatened to overwhelm him .
Suddenly, a voice came through the communication device which he didn’t turn off . He reined in his anger to listen to the speaker .
“Shido! Do you copy? Shido!”
Wu Yan flinched in surprise, he pressed the device against his ear .
“Reine, I’m here, I want updates . ”
Reine released a sigh of relief .
“Finally, a reply . ”
“Reine, what’s going on?! I assume you have been contacting me non-stop to tell me about the disappearance of Kotori, Tohka, Yoshino, and Shiori . Tell me everything you know right now!”
“First, you need to calm down . ”
Reine told him in a poised manner . Strangely enough, Wu Yan somewhat calmed down from her cool voice .
“Reine, what happened?”
“Tokisaki Kurumi . ”
Wu Yan’s expression changed again .
“Last night, Tokisaki Kurumi took Kotori, Tohka, Yoshino, and Shiori with her . We received an emergency signal from Kotori but we were too late to intercept before the signal cut off . The last message we heard from her was the name of Tokisaki Kurumi . We thought you fell to Tokisaki Kurumi’s hands since we couldn’t reach you no matter how hard we tried or searched . ”
His anger started boiling up again . So she’s the assailant who did this, she had the ability, that’s for sure .
She probably used her ability to hinder his senses . The veil probably also blocked communications from reaching him .
“I’ve been had…”
Wu Yan laughed in a cold manner . He lowered his tone and Reine almost got a chill from him .
“You could have continued making a ruckus trying to devour me and all but you just had to cross the line . It’s on…”
“I will make you rue the day you tried to harm the people I love . ”
Wu Yan sounded calm but Reine can feel the thinly veiled anger in his tone . His calm fury is very terrifying even for someone like Reine .
“Reine, please give me Tokisaki Kurumi’s location . ”
Wu Yan politely asked .
She’s probably doing this to get to him . In the original work, Tokisaki Kurumi also used Raizen High’s student body as hostages to threaten Shido . This is all a game for her .
But, this is where Wu Yan drew the line .
Inside Fraxinus, Reine lifted her head and she looked at the marker on the display screen .
“Ah yes, we have located her just a while ago . Because we couldn’t reach you, Mana and Yatsuki got dispatched . ”
He understands Kurumi’s power more than anyone here . With Yatsuki and Mana’s ability, they are just going to get slaughtered, much less save Kotori and the girls .
Kurumi isn’t the type to show her opponents any mercy .
“Reine, I need Tokisaki Kurumi’s location now . ”
“She’s over at the zoo where you guys went on a date together just the other day . ”