July 21, 2017 12:10 am 11 Comments
Chapter 86: Flowers, Girls, and the Guardian Shield (14)
As Keikain Haruka watched the big hole that had suddenly appeared in a daze, Moli’s voice came out from the hole. Keikain Haruka’s vision had been enhanced by her magic spell. She could see through the smoke and found that Moli was climbing out of the hole using her hands and feet.
What kind of joke was this? How could the girl still be healthy and active after she was hit directly by the Half Giant Door? Even if she was an S-rank monster, she shouldn’t be completely fine. Finally, the onmyoji girl realized that she couldn’t defeat Moli alone. She ground her teeth and waved her hands. Series of magical papers flew out and turned into a group of white pigeons. As Moli was trying to climb out of the hole, just as she was going to succeed, the group of pigeons surrounded her and pecked at her hands, making her fall to the bottom of the hole. Moli covered her head with her hands and screamed with pain.
At the same time, Keikain Haruka tried to stir up her spirit and ran towards Miyama Chihaya, grabbing her arm and said, “Hold me, let’s go!”
“Gee? What? What’s happening?” Miyama Chihaya was still in a daze. At first, she had just come to buy some soy sauce. She didn’t even understand what happened, then she had been pulled by Keikain Haruka and was sitting on Haruka’s magic book, and leaving the place together with Haruka.
After that, Moli finally flew out of the hole with superman’s classic pose and showed an expression of “I almost forget that I can fly because I haven’t used it for a long time!” on her face.
This time, the sound of the police sirens had gradually gotten closer from afar. Moli cocked her head and thought for three seconds, then made a decision: By customary rule, if she had any problems, just let landlord deal with them. Then she cast an invisibility spell on herself and flew towards Xu Shenxing’s location.
On the other side, Keikain Haruka had flown away from the place. However, due to her cloudy consciousness, she finally dropped down from the sky together with Miyama Chihaya. Fortunately, they were flying above the sea, so after they fell down, they didn’t injure themselves seriously.
Haruka’s magic book was made of an unknown material. After Haruka fainted, it still kept its large size and floated on the sea like a mattress, which offered Chihaya a foothold after she had saved Haruka from drowning.
“Are we going to manage to survive out on the sea? Give me a break, I don’t like that…” Miyama Chihaya complained. She used her schoolbag as a paddle, rowing the magic book over the water. “By the way, it’s already very late. Has my grandfather starved to death?”
Fortunately, after a while, Haruka woke up.
“Well, hey, are you Keikain Haruka?” Chihaya asked as she saw Haruka waking up. She stopped rowing and looked at Haruka, “Don’t you think that you owe me an explanation?”
Haruka thought for a while. She felt that it was too troublesome to explain it, therefore, she kept a straight face and said calmly, “Oh, Miyama Chihaya Senpai! What a coincidence!”
“No! You said ‘Hold me, let’s go!’ before! Then you grabbed me, flying into the sky, then we dropped into the sea, then I fished you out from the water!”
“Miyama Chihaya Senpai can swim? Awesome!”
“Don’t act like you’re talking to a child! Do you think I’m an idiot?”
“Not at all. I admire you very much!” Keikain Haruka said. She looked into the distance and her voice sounded very insincere.
“You’re lying! Do you dare look into my eyes and say that again?”
“I… admire… you… Oh, we have reached the shore!”
“You sure were lying!”
Fortunately, this wasn’t a deserted island. Although it wasn’t a good location for them to climb up the sloping dam, but the nearby sandy beach was a tourist attraction, there were a lot of tourists. If they drifted towards there, they would create a disturbance.
“Classmate Keikain Haruka, in fact, you’re the person the Bureau of Onmyō sent to protect me, right?” Miyama Chihaya said straight to the face of the onmyoji girl.
“…” Haruka didn’t answer her.
“I learnt about your presence from Asahi.”
“…” This time, Haruka’s expression changed slightly.
Chihaya heard Haruka murmuring something like “Miko is rally unreliable…”
Well, it looked like even in the theological world, there was still career competition…
“In fact, that Chinese god has reached here. The child who followed me before is his servant…” Chihaya tried to explain the situation according to her own understanding.
“Impossible. Senpai, you were cheated.”
Keikain Haruka stoutly refused Chihaya’s words. The girl couldn’t be a god’s servant. Even amongst all the gods, there weren’t too many gods who could win against the Giant Door when they were in the mortal world, as they would against the Giant Door in the immortal world.
However, in Chinese mythology, there were many youkai that could fight against gods. Besides, although youkai needed spirit qi to enhance themselves, when they were fighting, they were using their monster qi. Unless they were going to cast a spell, then they didn’t need any spirit qi during a fight. As far as Haruka remembered, the golden-haired girl hadn’t cast any spells during the battle…
In that case, the golden-haired girl was very likely a youkai. However, that was too complicated to explain to a mortal. Therefore, Keikain Haruka decided to remain silent. Anyway, even if she was at the police office, she still had the right to remain silent. Wasn’t it?
“Sigh. Why do all you guys just regard me as an idiot? Can’t you just try to believe me?” Chihaya felt that her heart had been harmed.
The school students regarded her as the perfect girl and called her “Onee-Sama”, which had stressed her. However, Chihaya felt it was more unacceptable to be regarded as an idiot…
“I admire you very much,” Haruka said with her unemotional voice. She acted as if she was comforting a child.
“Arrghhh! I don’t want to hear this kind of disingenuous comfort again!”
As they squabbled, they felt a gust of cold wind sweep through their bodies, making them shiver at the same time. Keikain Haruka immediately became alert. She had experienced this cold feeling many times: When she faced evil ghosts.
It was daytime and in early autumn, but they both couldn’t feel the warmth of the sunlight. It looked like the dark fog which had suddenly appeared in front of them had robbed all the warmth.
“I’m always waiting for these opportunities… Finally, even the world is helping me, sending you to me…” The dark fog hissed and moved towards the two girls.
Keikain Haruka subconsciously stood in front of Chihaya, trying to cast a spell to stop the dark fog. However, as she was about to cast the spell, she suddenly felt pain, as if there were a thousand needles inside her brain. The previous battle had dried up all her strength.
This was bad…