It is daw but the dense clouds overhead suggested a high chance of rain.
The dark skies gave people an oppressed feeling. Tohka, Kaguya, and Yuzuru were on their way back from grocery shopping when they felt a bit moody.
They are already unenthusiastic, the weather only added to their plates.
“One whole day…”
She looked at the dark skies with a lethargic look.
Yuzuru lifted her bags of groceries.
“Master left in the morning. As it is not yet night, it would be more accurate to say it is close to a day since Master’s departure.”
“Don’t be like that, Shido must have his own things to do.”
Tohka pursed her lips.
“It is only a day. I remember Shido once left us for a long while.”
“A long while?”
Kaguya wanted confirmation.
“How long was that?”
“About 10 days…?”
Tohka struggled to recall the exact time and date.
“Shock, 10 days?”
Yuzuru’s eyes widened in astonishment.
“Master said the time in his world runs 100 times faster than ours. That means he was in another universe for a few years?”
“I can’t remember the details.”
“Shido also never told us the details.”
“No, I think you probably forgot or didn’t hear him. The others should know.”
The three spirits returned to the Itsuka Residence.
Soon, they were back at the house.
The three spirits stopped suddenly.
There is a young lady standing in front of their house.
Her flowing purple hair and white sailor uniform gave her away. Although she wasn’t tall, she packed mighty Howitzers under her uniform. In fact, her uniform could barely contain the divine mountains she carried.
Her incredible looks and figure made her easy to identify too.
However, the young lady looked a bit dark with consternation.
“Isn’t that Miku?”
Miku heard Tohka. She turned before her eyes lit up with fascination. She spread her arms wide and dashed in the spirits’ direction.
“Tohka! Kaguya-san! Yuzuru-san!”
The spirits dodged Miku at the last moment.
Miku hit the wall near the spirits because of her immense speed.
Miku rubbed her aching nose with a pair of outraged and moist eyes.
“Why did you dodge?”
Kaguya couldn’t believe her ears.
“What’s wrong with dodging an attack?”
“I wasn’t attacking!”
“It was just a friendly hug, a normal person would have received it.”
Tohka gasped again.
Miku spread her arms wide again.
“Now, Tohka, give me a nice big hug!”
Miku started inching closer as Tohka subconsciously believed her words.
Kaguya and Yuzuru pulled her away as if she was the goddess of sickness.
“Don’t be fooled, my familiar.”
“Warning, she is lying.”
“I-I knew it!”
Tohka turned red.
“Why are you here?”
“I came to find Darling.”
Miku’s disappointment infected the spirits.
Wu Yan left the other morning and now they are already missing him.
They didn’t think the non-existence of their most important man would make them feel so hollow. It was like they were missing a piece of their being.
This would be Miku’s second trip after the first trip before Wu Yan left.
Miku also knew she wouldn’t find Darling here.
“Before me, Origami was here.”
“I think she should be inside by now.”
The others were still sporting heavy looks.
“Darling! When are you coming back?!”
Miku’s roar was answered by the ringtone coming from Tohka’s phone.
Tohka quickly took out her phone and fumbled with it.
“Woah, which button did Shiori tell us to press again?”
“D-Don’t ask me, I wouldn’t know…”
“Panic, Yuzuru isn’t familiar with the operation of the smartphone.”
The three spirits were flustered.
“Give me, I will get it.”
Miku grabbed the phone and clicked on the green answer call button.
“Hi, this is Izayoi, Tohka can’t come to the phone so I…”
Miku stopped mid-sentence.
Her eyes lit up brightly.
As the four spirits hurried into the living room, they spotted the people chatting on the couch.
Kotori, Kurumi, Yoshino, and Origami were present. With the addition of Miku, Tohka, Kaguya, and Yuzuru, all the spirit ladies were here. A guy sat at the center.
Wu Yan was back from Seikoku no Dragonar.
Miku did a jump dive for Wu Yan.
Wu Yan didn’t analyze the voice, he just knew he had to dodge the incoming individual.
Miku smashed nose-first into the couch.
“Wh-why did Darling…?”
“A-Are you okay?!”
Wu Yan finally identified Miku before helping her up.
“It was reflex, I didn’t mean to…”
“Noisy as ever.”
“We are talking about business here, do you girls mind piping down?”
Tohka, Kaguya, Miku, and Yuzuru asked.
“Ah, right, I was going to tell you girls…”
Wu Yan declared.
“We are going back to Silvaria tomorrow.”