On the way back to the resting room, nobody spoke. The air is rather heavy with silence…
Tohka, Yoshino, Kaguya, and Yuzuru walked behind Wu Yan and Miku, they knew how to read the mood. They exchanged silent looks as if they could transmit messages telepathically.
However, the spirits are only exchanging weird looks.
Yoshino isn’t one of them, she’s completely oblivious as to what’s going on. She couldn’t understand what the other three spirits were saying with their eyes.
Kaguya and Yuzuru are masters of body language. They talked through various looks, nods, and head shakes, the twins exhibited the ability to convey their thoughts without speaking. This is probably an ability unique to twins.
As for Wu Yan and Miku, one of them walked forward while staring at the ceiling, the other one looked at the ground as if she was feeling very guilty. There is an awkward air between them.
Miku sneaked a glance at Wu Yan’s nonchalant look. She recalled the disappointment and worry Wu Yan showed during her show, she felt a strange urge to apologize to him.
However, Miku paused…
She didn’t do anything wrong, why should she apologize to Wu Yan?
She swallowed her apology and continued walking while looking at the ground.
Miku knew why Wu Yan is behaving like this.
Miku isn’t sure how she should explain herself to Wu Yan. She chose silence over action.
For Miku, recovering her old voice is a task too tall for the current her.
Abandoning that hope is also out of the question.
Miku is strangely agitated. She couldn’t deal with the awkward silence. Her lips quivered but no words came out.
Finally, Wu Yan grabbed Miku’s hand.
Shocked, she looked at the hand Wu Yan held, an instinctive urge to shake Wu Yan loose rose within Miku.
That’s her hatred for men acting up.
Miku didn’t want Wu Yan touching her like this.
“What are you doing?!”
Miku started struggling.
Wu Yan ignored Miku’s action. He pulled her to his back and he grinned at whatever was standing in front of them.
“Oh, I didn’t expect this guest here…”
In the corridor, there is a western beauty in office lady workwear. She had platinum blonde locks. The lady stood 8 meters away from the others.
Tohka, Kaguya, Yuzuru, and Yoshino detected the abnormal presence. They immediately converged behind Wu Yan. They stared at the western beauty in shock. Tohka also gasped.
“Eh? Aren’t you the photographer that tagged along our school trip?”
Correct, Ellen is here.
Mana who is currently watching the situation on board Fraxinus yelled.
“Why is she here?!”
“You know her?”
Mana put on a forced smile.
“Ellen Mira Mathers, the second-in-charge for DEM. She’s also called the strongest magician. She’s the assistant of Isaac Ray Westcott, she’s incredibly dangerous.”
Yatsuki and the others sucked in cold breaths.
“The world’s strongest magician…”
Kotori narrowed her eyes.
“Is she that powerful?”
“She’s strong. She lives up to her title as the strongest magician.”
Mana answered without hesitation.
“If I can kill a spirit without a manifested Angel. She is someone who can kill a spirit with a manifested Angel!”
Kotori’s expression changed.
In the hallway only staff can use, Ellen stared at Wu Yan who is guarding the spirits. She donned a grim look.
“Long time no see, spirit codenamed: Red Devil…”
Miku expressed her shock, Wu Yan just shrugged her off.
“I also didn’t expect to see you here…”
Wu Yan gave Ellen a frighteningly cold smile. He started teasing her.
“Is the strongest magician also drawn in by Miku’s voice?”
Miku turned dark. She knew what was going on. She also knew why Wu Yan suddenly pulled her over. She stared at Ellen without a word.
Ellen glanced at Miku, she turned towards Wu Yan.
“I will convey my intention without further ado.”
Ellen still wavered for a second.
“I am here to extend an invitation.”
Wu Yan raised an eyebrow.
“Ah, an invitation from that disgusting bastard Westcott?”
Wu Yan’s words garnered him a leer from Ellen. But, she continued.
“What is your answer?”
“Onii-chan, say no.”
Kotori rang near his ear.
“DEM’s branch company in Tengu city is an unknown variable, we don’t know what they have in store for us, don’t just waltz in there.”
Mana also chimed in.
“DEM’s Realizer technologies are inferior to Asgard Electronics but they are very advanced in developing Combat Realizers, they are specialized spirit killers. No matter how powerful you might be, I don’t think you can win against the entire DEM company!”
“I smell a trap…”
Wu Yan helplessly shook his head. Ellen thought he is turning her down so she twisted her words.
“You said if I survived then you would meet Westcott with me…”
“Well, I did promise that…”
Wu Yan shrugged. He laughed out loud.
“Fine, I accept your invitation.”
Kotori’s sharp shriek echoed in his ears.
Wu Yan assured her.
“I still have my vassal beasts and Red Jade mode. I can also use my teleportation spells to run away instantly, they pose no risk to me…”
Kotori went silent.
Wu Yan looked at Ellen who is sighing in relief. He told the other spirits to stand down.
“In any case, you girls wait here, I am heading over there for a visit.”
The spirits had something to say but Wu Yan silenced them.
“Relax, it won’t be long…”
“Miku, you’re in charge of Tohka and the others’ safety…”
“I don’t need you to say it. I will naturally take of these cuties…”
Wu Yan nodded while apologizing.
“I have to bow out of your concert midway because of sudden issues, I will make sure to attend the next concert without leaving early.”
Miku snorted once more. The dissatisfaction in her eyes dissipated.
Wu Yan brushed past Ellen’s shoulder as he went outside.
Ellen also turned around. She gave Miku a quick glance.
Her eyes flashed with intent…