The Longarm ape king exploded into a bloody entrail show . The scene kept replaying in slow motion in everybody’s mind . The remaining blood of the ape king rained down and sipped into the earth . Their hearts started beating loudly after the sound of flesh being obliterated entered their ears . It’s like somebody is pounding the ground with an oversized hammer . It’s not going to be easy to forget this scene for the rest of their lives…
This applied to Fei Fei, Sylph, Bing Ling, and Bishi .
Flandre-chan looked like she just did something normal . She slapped her palms together as her bright smile spread across her face the moment she saw Wu Yan .
Streaking across the sky like a dainty fairy, she landed in front of Wu Yan but she didn’t reduce her speed as she immediately charged into Wu Yan’s embrace, clinging to Wu Yan like an octopus . She also kept rubbing her face all over Wu Yan’s chest .
Flandre-chan is practically brimming with joy right now .
“That was so fun…”
Wu Yan awkwardly laughed . A level 83 demonic beast was only “Fun” in her eyes . As expected of someone who hailed from the ridiculous place known as Gensokyo where demons and gods roamed the land, she lived up to her title as the demon’s younger sister .
He caressed her blonde hair and he replied .
“As long as you’re happy…”
Flandre-chan looked at him with beaming and hopeful eyes .
“Are there more toys like that in this place?…”
Wu Yan almost fell face-first to the ground as he shook his head with a bitter smile .
“Well, I don’t know about that . It’s my first time coming here, I am only familiar with the outer regions…”
Flandre-chan nodded but it’s unclear if she truly understood him . She probably didn’t get his message and Wu Yan sighed helplessly . He patted her back and he exchanged a chuckle with Mikoto before bringing them over to Hinagiku & co .
Kinuhata Saiai is the first one to jump out with excitement .
“That was super awesome! You super settled the super terrifying monster by yourself!”
Flandre-chan reddened when Kinuhata Saiai praised her incessantly . She tried to hide her face by burying her head on Wu Yan’s chest . Such a cutie pie .
She might have charmed Wu Yan & co but for Fei Fei & the others, they started revising their attitude towards this little girl, they lacked the courage to continue treating her like a little girl .
Fei Fei approached them . She glanced at Flandre-chan and she sighed .
“Now I know why you were so confident when you brought Flan into the Giant Beasts Forest…”
She can’t help but roll her eyes in annoyance .
“You really pulled one over all of us…”
Wu Yan shrugged and he said nothing . It’s only going to lead to more questions if he started making something up so he chose to keep this a mystery .
Bing Ling and Bishi kept stealing glances at Flandre-chan . They are still trying to figure out how so much power can be contained in such a small figure .
They didn’t dare to mingle with Wu Yan & co like Fei Fei . More importantly, they are intimidated by Flandre-chan’s presence .
She’s someone who just wiped a tier 9 monster from existence!
In their eyes and the eyes of everyone else in the expedition team, Flandre-chan became somebody who is greater than Lei Wang . They respected Flandre-chan greatly and this respect was born from fear .
Flandre-chan subconsciously frowned when she saw the fear in everyone’s eyes . She clenched harder on Wu Yan’s shirt . She laid her head on his shoulder as excitement and bashfulness got replaced with a heavy look .
Wu Yan saw this change in expression and he used a soft voice with her .
“What’s wrong? Flan…”
Flandre-chan raised her head and she used a pair of gloomy eyes on Wu Yan .
“Do you hate Flan?…”
Wu Yan chuckled and he shook his head without even thinking about it .
“Of course I don’t! How can I?!”
“Is that true?”
Flandre-chan giggled but she asked him in a serious tone anyway .
“Are you really not going to hate Flan like them?”
Wu Yan tilted his head . When the expressions on the expedition team members entered his eyes, he finally knew why she’s acting like this .
Wu Yan nudged her chin upwards with his fingers .
“Why would you think they hate you?”
Flandre-chan waxed thoughtful and she replied with an upset tone .
“They had the same eyes as the other fairies in the Scarlet Devil Mansion, these eyes are also similar to the guests Onee-chan would have when they see me…”
Wu Yan continued analyzing this situation .
The fear in the elite expedition team members probably made Flandre-chan recall her time in the Scarlet Devil Mansion . She remembered how the people who met her treated her in the past .
The past Flandre-chan who always go on a rampage due to her unstable mental state . Aside from Remilia and a handful of individuals, nobody dared to even make contact with her lest she accidentally “breaks” them .
They are looking at her like the poor souls who accidentally made contact with Flandre-chan, absolutely terrified and distant . Flandre-chan who could pick up subtle emotions caught this and she subconsciously assumed that they hated her .
Wu Yan tightened his hug as a sense of pity welled up within him . He can’t fathom how she passed her days in the Scarlet Devil Mansion, bedeviled by her own demons and the people around her .
He tried putting himself in her shoes . If everybody treated him like he’s a walking disaster, locked up by her own family, feared by almost everyone who knew her, distanced by others because of stuff she couldn’t control . He felt like even his current self wouldn’t be able to sort out his own thoughts much less Flandre-chan who was emotionally and mentally under-developed .
No, it would be more accurate to say it’s thanks to her undeveloped psyche that she could weather centuries of near-complete isolation .
Hinagiku & the other girls who were listening to their conversations immediately surrounded the both of them as Mikoto grabbed Flandre-chan by her hands .
“Flan, it’s okay! Even if everybody hated you, we will never ever direct ill-feeling towards you!”
Flandre-chan was stunned . She didn’t know what to say . Hinagiku also rubbed her head .
“Yeah, Flan is too cute, how can anybody hate you? I, for one, adore Flan very much…”
Astrea nodded her head vigorously .
“Flan is my little widdle sister and I am Flan’s Onee-chan, it is impossible for me to dislike Flan!”
“Yes, we find it (super) impossible to abhor you!”
Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou said in unison .
Shokuhou Misaki faintly smiled and she rubbed her little head without saying anything . Ikaros also approached Flan as she brushed her bangs in a very caring manner, wordlessly transmitting her love through her actions .
Flandre-chan is flabbergasted by the loving looks on the girls around her, her red eyes started turning misty with tears .
Flan never noticed that she had a lot of people who cared about her…
Wu Yan laughed when he saw her face .
“See, you have no reason to be worried, right?”
Flandre-chan rubbed away the tears at the corners of her eyes . She nodded and she leaned her head against Wu Yan’s chest, rubbing against him like a cute little kitty . She mumbled in a soft tone .
“Onii-chan, Onee-chan, Flan loves you all, please don’t leave Flan…”
Wu Yan exchanged a look with the other girls as they all answered her .
“We will always be together!”
Flan giggled in bliss…