Two figures sat in the quiet living room . One of them is calmly explaining something, in the dark, it looked rather creepy that two dark figures are murmuring and talking with each other in a low voice . However, one of the figures is rather shocked by what she is hearing .
As time went on, Wu Yan explained his origins, identity, the System, transcript worlds, and everything that Kotori needed to know . He also mentioned Hinagiku, Mikoto, and the other girls as well as his mysterious advent in the world of Silvaria . He omitted stuff like how he got the System and how he had ten wives and counting . He referred to the girls as very close friends although he didn’t go into details on how close they were . Wu Yan knew better than to dig his own grave like that .
The living room fell back into silence after Wu Yan finished his explanations . Kotori also looked like she’s still processing what he said .
Kotori looked at Wu Yan after she’s done processing the stuff Wu Yan said .
“So, to get the space gems or something, you came to this world and now in order to leave this world, you must complete 3 quests, you finished 2 and now you only have one more to go . ”
“Yes, more or less…”
Wu Yan replied . It might be his imagination but Kotori looked a bit displeased with what Wu Yan said .
Kotori turned her head the other way and she continued .
“I am guessing you’re telling me all this because you need me to do something?”
“Well, yes but no…”
Wu Yan awkwardly laughed .
“You see, I need an object for my last quest . ”
“That object is something related to me?”
She narrowed her eyes at him .
“Mind telling me what it is?”
Wu Yan struggled for a bit before he told her .
Kotori turned towards Wu Yan .
Wu Yan scratched his cheek .
“I need Fraxinus…”
Kotori stared at Wu Yan until he felt very uncomfortable .
“You want Fraxinus? The whole airship?”
Kotori questioned him .
Wu Yan decided to just tell her the contents of his quest .
“I need the airship so I can store it in Gate of Babylon . Yes, I need the whole airship . ”
Kotori pursed her lips .
“Do you think that’s possible?”
“I know it sounds ridiculous . I also know that Fraxinus is an important asset to Ratatoskr in saving spirits but…”
Wu Yan bitterly laughed .
“I already told you, once I leave this world, the universe will be frozen in time . Even if I took possession of Fraxinus, nothing will happen in this world even if I stayed in other worlds for hundreds and even thousands of years . When I come back, only a split second would have passed . ”
Wu Yan smiled at her .
“I am only asking you to borrow Fraxinus for just a second, is that too much to ask?”
Kotori turned her head the other way . Kotori grabbed her skirt so hard her fingers turned pale .
“True, Fraxinus would only be gone for less than a second, it won’t affect our operations . ”
Wu Yan is glad that she got the point . But, her next sentence froze his smile .
“But, I have to refuse . ”
Wu Yan is stunned, he can’t believe she just rejected him . He expected her to hesitate but not outright rejecting him like this .
“What do you mean no?”
Kotori donned an expressionless face . Wu Yan is too shocked for words .
Wu Yan asked in confusion .
“It’s just for a second, come on, or is there some other reason for this?”
“There’s no other reason, I just don’t want to lend it to you!”
Wu Yan raised an eyebrow .
Kotori lowered her head . She bit down on her lip so hard she almost injured herself . Her misty eyes came as a surprise to Wu Yan .
Kotori raised her head and she mewled .
“Do you really want to leave this world so much?”
Wu Yan flinched and he voiced the question in his mind .
“Kotori, you don’t want to borrow me Fraxinus because you don’t want me to leave?”
Wu Yan immediately hit the nail on its head .
“G-get over yourself!”
Kotori self-exploded . She’s panicking and protesting too much for her own good .
“I-I am just worried that if you’re gone, Tohka and the other girls are going to throw a fuss . Plus, Ratatoskr would lose a very capable employee, that’s all!”
Wu Yan squinted his eyes at her . He rubbed his chin while grinning like he’s heard something amusing .
“Kotori, are you being a tsundere right now?”
Kotori’s expression stiffened and she snapped back at him .
Her childish retort only served to increase Wu Yan’s amusement . She got angrier and she stomped her feet .
“I am not going to lend you Fraxinus, period!”
Kotori made her escape after snorting at him .
“Ran away huh?”
Wu Yan shook his head after that little show by Kotori . At least, Kotori looks like she objected to this only because she didn’t want to see him go .
“I already told her it’s only for a second, she can’t deal with being away from me for just a few seconds?…”