“Alas, I don’t have the time to play with you.”
The voice of a certain nightmarish individual chimed in. His voice echoed in the fancy room.
Westcott and Ellen froze up. They looked at the source of the sound much to their horror.
Near the entrance, a man in a black shirt and pants stood. Wu Yan observed the two villains with crossed arms. Origami is also here with him. The presence of these two individuals chilled the room.
Ellen is the first to react, she jumped in front of Westcott. Donning her Pendragon in a golden flash, she shielded Westcott.
Taking out Caledwich, she pointed her blade at Wu Yan with her guard raised. Her brain also emitted multiple orders to react if Wu Yan so much as flinched.
“Wh-when did you?”
Wu Yan replied with a sinister grin. He shrugged.
“Imagine my amusement when I overheard someone plotting a nefarious plan. Well, I can guess your future actions even without this revelation, anyway…”
“You think I will believe you?!”
Ellen is enraged by Wu Yan’s words.
“How did you find me? You must have put a tracker on me!”
Ellen realized something.
“Did you allow me to escape in order to find Isaac?”
“Please, don’t lump me in with DEM punks like you…”
Wu Yan mocked Ellen.
“Hmm, I guess you wouldn’t believe that even if I claimed otherwise…”
Ellen was provoked by Wu Yan. A hand on her shoulder stopped her.
“Calm down, Ellen, don’t lose your cool…”
Westcott tried to assure Ellen. He eyed Origami before laughing.
“Origami must have played the role of a guide, right?”
Ellen finally calmed herself down. As a member of AST, Origami is the only suspect in the room that could have given away their safehouse. She is also the only one who underwent the surgery at Westcott’s manipulation.
She is the only insider who knew their location.
Ellen scowled at Origami.
“I never pegged you as a traitor to your benefactors…”
“You gave me power at a great cost… You also used me…”
“We were never allies.”
“You’re AST are you not? There is a Spirit standing next to you. The very same spirit who killed your parents!”
“No, you’re wrong.”
“He is my savior.”
Ellen and Westcott flinched at the same time.
How did Wu Yan change his identity from killer to savior?
Westcott and Ellen couldn’t read Origami’s expression.
They also saw Wu Yan killing Origami’s parents in the footage. What could have happened?
“Ah, something out of our expectations transpired…”
Westcott arrived at that conclusion. He shrugged.
“Shido-kun, you’re so special, I wish we could be friends…”
“Nah, no thanks…”
Wu Yan chuckled.
“The first time we met, I told you what would happen if you ever go after people near me.”
“The second time, I carried out my threat and destroyed your branch HQ.”
“Now, the third time, I am here to collect my dues after you tried to harm the people I love.”
“What makes you think we could ever be friends?”
Westcott opened his arms wide.
“You just need to say the word and we can forget what happened in the past. I will also do everything in my power to fulfill your whims!”
Wu Yan laughed out loud.
“Argh, man, never would I be able to twist something like that. As expected of the DEM’s MD, you truly think out of the box. Or, maybe, you are just straight-up crazy?!”
Wu Yan rubbed his aching stomach. His sharp gaze emotionally shredded Ellen and Westcott.
“If you’re banking on DEM and AST to come to save you, don’t. I already set up a barrier around us.”
Ellen and Westcott seized up.
“You understand where I am going with this, right? Even if I deleted you from the plane of existence, not a single soul would be the wiser.”
Ellen wrapped Westcott up in her Territory as she dashed at Wu Yan.
Ellen threw Westcott out while she unleashed an upward swing at Wu Yan’s neck.
The laser sword stopped short of opening a hole in Wu Yan’s neck. A similar laser had stopped her blade. She saw her opponent and she had white hair.
Origami in her Modred CR-unit interrupted Origami.
Ellen didn’t think the sister unit of Pendragon would be used against her.
“You think you can fight me?”
“Don’t need to.”
Origami created sparks by shifting her blade against Ellen’s laser sword.
“The main objective is already accomplished.”
Ellen looked back. Her expression turned to one of utmost horror.
Westcott’s barrier disappeared. The villain was floating in the air.
No, Westcott doesn’t have supernatural powers. A human who looked like he had nowhere close enough muscle mass to lift an adult did so easily. Wu Yan hung Westcott in the air like a doll.
He enjoyed the look of Westcott struggling and wheezing under his crushing grip.
Ellen called out in panic.