“It’s nothing short of a miracle…”
Reine who is unfazed at most anything voiced her surprise out loud . She continued .
“Tokisaki Kurumi’s familiarity gauge is maxed out when it was just half-filled yesterday . How did you do it?> . . ”
She clearly intended for Wu Yan to answer that one . The other members gave Wu Yan respectful nods after confirming the gauge’s progress .
He’s godlike at doing his job, he got close to a spirit which is very hostile and he sealed her . Feeling everyone’s attention on him, Wu Yan started feeling awkward .
Wu Yan is surprised as well . He didn’t expect to make such a big impression on Kurumi .
Given her personality, if Wu Yan didn’t know about her background and stories, he would have a hard time too . Heck, Kurumi probably wouldn’t be wearing a sealing bracelet right now .
Still, it surprised him that Kurumi’s love gauge is maxed out . Maybe it’s because he filled her up with some artificial mayo in the medical ward just now?
Wu Yan sighed and he replied in a helpless manner .
“Even if you ask me, I am not sure myself…”
He got through by winging it?
The others didn’t know what to say, they started suspecting if he’s just boasting with modesty as a cover . They are thinking that maybe this is his way of tooting his own horn about being popular with girls .
If Wu Yan can read minds he would probably be angry with them . He didn’t boast when Joou-sama and Railgun took shots at each other for his affection, why would he start now?
Kotori rubbed her chin, she knew Wu Yan isn’t boasting right now . She’s sure he’s telling the truth, this guy didn’t know why Kurumi is so infatuated with him . She popped a Chupa Chup in her mouth and she waved her hand .
“Maa, Kurumi’s sealed and the risk of significant public harm is nil and that’s enough for me, I don’t care about the exact steps Wu Yan took . ”
The others returned to their stations, having lost interest in this topic . Wu Yan silently released a sigh of relief, if they kept pressing him, he’s not sure if he could keep the possible reason a secret .
That he stuffed her good with his meat rod .
Wu Yan asked Kotori after looking around the room .
“Right, where’s Yatsuki?”
“He is still recovering from the wounds he sustained in the last conflict…”
She chastized him .
“Yatsuki’s a human, he’s not a spirit and he’s not you . He got shot in the back so he’s not going to be back in action anytime soon . ”
Wu Yan continued .
“What are you going to do about Kurumi?”
Kotori stopped chewing on her candy and she replied .
“The original plan was to treat her like a criminal . ”
Wu Yan gasped .
Kotori narrowed her eyes .
“She killed at least 10 thousand people, mass murder is still a heavy crime . She should pay for her actions . ”
Wu Yan turned silent . He’s having some internal conflicts right now .
She would easily rank top among serial killers with her kill count . If she’s human, she would have been shot to death for her crimes .
At least, if Wu Yan is still a human, he would have felt that way . However, to him, human lives are not as important as before . He’s not yet at the level where he thought of human lives as that of ants . But, the dead won’t be brought back with vengeance, humans also die rather easily so he’s more or less blase to death at this point .
Moreover, he’s also a murderer . He has killed, including the people he wasted in the frontier town’s hunt for treasure, he might have killed more thankurumi .
Wu Yan didn’t want to see Kurumi facing the music . The feeling is even more intense now that she’s one of his partners in life .
Wu Yan subconsciously protested on her behalf .
“Is there no other way?”
Kotori turned around, she used an intense gaze on him, he’s getting the feeling that she’s not happy he’s defending Kurumi like this .
“You seem awfully interested in her well-being…”
“How can I not?”
Wu Yan bitterly smiled .
“I believe spirits are all kind in nature . I know she’s got a lot of blood on her hands but she’s a victim of various circumstances . She was forced into killing by the ones who are after her life . Kotori, I know you can see the kindness in her heart, please…”
Kotori turned her head the other way .
“You’re preaching to the choir, she’s not in the nuthouse because of me . ”
Wu Yan lit up in excitement .
“You’re saying you can do something about her placement?”
Kotori pouted and she sighed .
“Since she is a spirit, her circumstances are rather unique so we are planning on observing and dealing with her as the situation calls for it . If she continues killing or commits major criminal offenses we won’t be as lenient . ”
“When you say observe, you mean…”
“I am saying…”
Kotori bit down her lips and she continued as if she bit the bullet .
“Kurumi will be placed under our care at our home . ”
Wu Yan’s happy expression made Kotori angry for some reason .
“Don’t celebrate too early, this is just an unapproved decision, I can still change the decision . Moreover, our home is out of rooms to house her, even Yoshino has to sleep with Tohka due to the limited space available . ”
Wu Yan felt a bit frustrated .
A soft voice made everyone turn their heads . Without noticing anyone, Kurumi entered the control room .
“Ara ara, I wouldn’t want to trouble everyone with this…”
They looked at Kurumi who is in a patient’s gown . She beamed at them and she approached Wu Yan .
She grabbed his arm and she stuck to him like a really clingy girlfriend before she purred .
“I can just share a room with Shido . ”
Everyone cried out in surprise . Kotori stood up from a seat and she looked at Kurumi with burning eyes .
Not one to back down from a leer, Kurumi smiled back at her .
“Is there a problem with that?…”