High School Girl Warrior

Chapter 84 – Case closed?

 

After Oda left, me and the maid girl were left alone in the room.

I wondered if she had anything to tell me, but…

There was nothing.

Plain and absolute silence.

She did not seem to want to talk to me about anything… It felt awkward.

“Uhn… Do you have any food?” I asked.

She handed me a chocolate bar that seemed to be high on calories, “From now on, I recommend you to always carry as many emergency snacks with you as you can. For a Player, there is nothing more dangerous than running out of magical power.”

That’s certainly true.

And then… Silence again.

“Uhn…” I was trying to think of what to say next.

“I have a personal request.” Differently from her usual indifferent tone, this time she seemed to be a bit worked up.

“What is it?” I asked.

“To that guy named Akechi… Can I do what I want with him?” She asked me.

“Whatever you like…?” This is not an erotic request, is it? “What do you want to do?” I asked back.

“Kill him.” She said calmly.

“Why?” I asked.

“Because he’s an enemy.” She told me.

Ohou?

Let’s take a moment to reflect on my interactions with those two and try finding an answer for this.

“Mmmm… Could this be related to a girl named Kamizono?” I asked her.

That was probably the name of the zombie I first slashed when I came here.

“Yes, Kamizono Yuki… The only person I loved.” She stated plainly.

Wait, hold on, did she just say Love!?

I heaved a deep sigh, “So, the purpose of all this was to clear out your personal grudge…?”

“Yeah, pretty much.” The maid girl said without any hesitation, “So, the answer?”

“No good.” I told her.

“Why?” She asked.

“Because he is still useful.” I said.

Oh wow… I’m saying he must be kept alive due to being useful. I feel like an evil boss or something.

“Because the world has become like this… Even if there are some troublesome circumstances, the worthy will live, and the worthless will die. And Akechi is still worthy.” I told her.

On the other hand, that Spirit Tamer was worthless.

“So, regardless of your personal feelings, that man shall be kept alive.” I said.

“Then… What if that man becomes worthless?” She asked me.

“At that time, do as you please.” I replied.

“I see.” She smiled, as if she heard some wonderful news, “Revenge is a dish best served cold…”

Oh wow… Scary.

“… Please cooperate properly, alright?” I told her.

At this point, Tsuzuri pinched both ends of her skirt and made a graceful curtsy, “Leave it to me.”

***

After Tsuzuri left, and I was alone in the room, I muttered out loud, “I’ve given enough support. The rest is up to you.”

Shortly after, [Guess I was caught?] Akechi’s reply was just as expected.

(Eavesdropping is unfair, you know?) I told him.

[It was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to know if I still had some free will in myself or not.] He told me honestly.

(The next time you do something strange, I’ll make you dance naked in front of everyone.) I replied.

[Please don’t do that. I prefer to be awe-inspiring to the people here.] He said.

In this empty room, I sighed heavily, (I gotta say it though, Tsuzuri is tough to handle.)

[I owe you for that, so let me just say that I’m thankful for what you told her.] Akechi replied.

(Just don’t mess up and make me regret my decisions, okay?) I told him.

[There is a reason I call this place the Right Way to Live Association, you know? I believe that, one day, we’ll come to understand each other.] Akechi said.

(I can’t imagine thinking that the ‘right’ way to do things, is to imitate the sort of cruel behavior you and your people have shown so far.) I told him.

[I will admit that my ways have been wrong at times.] Akechi said that, but I could hear no remorse in his voice.

I sighed again, (For the time being, you should at least kneel down and apologize to Yoshida.)

[Let me tell you that this is one of the many misunderstandings that exist between us. Nori Yoshida was being heavily abused and was close to dying when we took her.] Akechi told me.

(You can say anything you want, but you also need to prove those things.) I replied.

[Of course. I intend to create opportunities to clear out the misunderstandings with that maid girl. We never intended to treat Kamizono Yuki badly.] Akechi said.

(But that doesn’t change the fact she took her own life.) I replied.

[The issues of sex are… Well, it sometimes causes things to go horribly awry. You don’t understand it because you’re still a child.] Akechi told me.

(If you keep on thinking like that, you’ll probably get stabbed in the back eventually.) I said honestly.

[I’ll keep that in mind.] Akechi said that, but I don’t think he meant it.

(In any case, don’t forget that Tsuzuri will be there, always watching you.) I told him.

[Sure.] As Akechi said that, we cut off the telepathic connection.

With this, I tiredly laid on the bed and let out a long sigh.

This case is settled now, right?

If there was a way to save everyone in this world, I would gladly do so, but right now, I already have my hands full.

What happens from now on is their story. They will face their problems in their own way.

So, what should I do tomorrow…?

I guess I’ll finish some errands, then go back to Miyabigaoka High School.

Yeah, that’s a good idea.

This is not my home.

This bed is soft and comfortable though…

That was what I was currently thinking about, from the very bottom of my heart.

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