Date A Live Volume 5 Epilogue
Epilogue: Shidou, I—
The night with a storm blowing turned dawn, and it became the next day.
Shidou and the group that had departed from the hotel, were looking at the mowed-down trees from the bus’ windows while moving towards the airport in order to go back to Tenguu city.
After the students listened to some important reminders and Checked-In their luggage, the students were told to stand-by at the lobby while waiting for their airplane to take off. Although they should have bought enough stuff already, they either went scavenging in the sale spaces or were smacking their lips in the Airport’s food court gourmet.
As expected from high school students. They were high school student in the midst of their youth. Even though they were completely playing around the beach yesterday, it would seem they still had stamina left.
Shidou sitting on the lobby’s chair completely exhausted while, haha………….making a powerless smile.
“Iyaaah—, everything ended in a flash—”
And, right beside Shidou, Tonomachi, who for some reason had a sunburn only from his neck to his head, said that while cheerfully smiling.
“Aah……..yeah, I guess.”
Shidou replied back like a completely withered old tree.
Last night, after manifesting
Well, if this is the price to pay for swinging the [Angel]’s power which is excessive for the human body, and, if this is the price to pay for saving both Kaguya and Yuzuru then, it might be something cheap.
“Even if I say this, I didn’t get much of that school trip feeling……….”
He said that and made a sigh. In the end, because he was dragged into various troubles, he didn’t join many of the group activities.
“Ahh— Ahh—, what’s with you, making such a tired face. You weren’t in the room last night, right? Where did you go, ah? Until you are this tired, together with whom and what type of perverted acts did you do?”
Tonomachi asked while *Fuun**fuun* his breathing turned wild. Shidou sighed as if he had given up.
“Why are you assuming perverted things………..”
“Well that’s, when a healthy high school male disappears on the night of a school trip and said nothing happened, people that would believe that would either be saints, idiots or Tohka-chan right. So? Who is it? Tohka-chan…………I guess no. Since she was filled with energy. Is it that? Did your soul get exhausted after being the Yamai sister’s partner, both of them in one go? Perfect, I can’t see them.”
“Aah…….well, in a way.”
Shidou made a wry smile.
Yes. It’s true, starting from the time they came out from the hotel, Kaguya and Yuzuru’s figures were not there.
After that incident, both of them were transported to the
Conveniently, both of them were treated as transfer students, but…………it was still unsure whether they would be continuing attendance at Shidou’s school after this.
Even if he said that, the reconciled twin’s mental state was by far the most stable compared to the Spirit’s until now. The day where both of them would be walking side by side in town, probably wasn’t that far off.
When Shidou was thinking things like that, Tonomachi moved his face closer without hesitation.
“Oi, what is with that unclear excuse. Or is it that? As I thought, is it Tobiichi whose figure can’t be seen now? What kind of intense hard play did you do.”
Shidou scratched his cheeks while answering.
Origami’s figure could also not be seen from the time they came out of the hotel this morning.
From what he heard from Reine, after waiting for the storm to stop, she was transported to a nearby hospital and might be late returning back to Tenguu city.
It would seem that she had received an attack from the
I wonder if she is okay.
And, during the time Tonomachi was trying to question him more, he heard Tama-chan sensei’s voice coming from far away.
“Haaaai~! Everyone~, it’s almost time, please gather up!”
“Oh…………..it’s already that time.”
“Kuh, Oi Itsuka, I will properly hear what you have to say later!”
Tonomachi said that with an exaggerated gesture. Somehow, he reminded Shidou of a villain that was always beaten and then weekly shouted [Remember this!].
And, after Shidou managed to stand up by inserting some energy inside his staggering legs, and as if to match up with that, *step**step* he heard such footsteps.
“shidou! I bought a lot of snacks!”
Tohka said that, and was holding a bag from the souvenir shop with both hands, while running towards him smiling.
Even though she was part of the huge fight from yesterday, she was 100 times as energetic and was in full power.
“Wait a sec; don’t you think you bought too much?”
“There is no such thing! Look, it’s a limited flavoured Chupa Chups. Kotori will be happy too!”
When she made a smile with no worries and was happy to the bottom of her heart, he couldn’t say anything anymore. After Shidou *pon**pon* patted his head, he slowly walked over to the assembly spot.
“Hai Hai, has everyone gathered? Well then, we will be boarding the airplane now so, please line up in order.”
Tama-chan sensei was overlooking the students that were assembled at the lobby while echoing her voice.
The students were noisy because they were reluctant for the school trip to end while, lining up to the seat arrangements that were made beforehand.
“Shidou, is it okay if I sit beside the window going back?”
And, Tohka said that while making her eyes glitter. She was probably still regretting letting Origami take the airplane’s window side seat when they were coming.
Well, it seems Origami is in the hospital now, so he doesn’t mind if it’s that much.
“Aah, I don’t——”
“——I will not accept that.”
Towards the voice that echoed as if to block Shidou’s words, he released a disarrayed voice.
When he looked behind, over there was Origami using crutches while having bandages wrapped around her body.
“O,Origami!? Why are you here!? Forget that, is your injury………okay!?”
After Origami said that calmly, she snuggled up to Shidou’s side.
“! Wh,why you, get away! What’s with you suddenly appearing!”
“The seat should have already been decided. The window seat is mine. You can enjoy looking at the pathway.”
“No fair! Going back, I will sit on the window seat! I will be seeing the scenery together with shidou!”
Tohka and Origami sandwiched Shidou and started fighting. Each time, Shidou’s body which was being tortured by muscle aches, was being shaken about.
“Wai, wait a second…………! Calm down both of you! Use a more peaceful………I know, how about deciding it using rock-paper-scissors?”
“Mu…………..that one that decides the winner with three different hand shapes huh. I don’t mind but………”
“If Shidou says it then I have no objection.”
When Origami quietly replied, Tohka’s sight became sharp and she griped her right hand.
“Okay. Let’s end this. Jyaan ken pon!”
At the same time with their voice, Tohka and Origami brought their hands forward at the same time.
——but, at that moment Shidou felt something out of place.
It was very simple. The hands that were brought out on that spot, had two extras.
Tohka went guh. Origami also went guh. And, the hands that were coming out from their sides, both of them were showing paper.
“Kuku……….although the rockblack magic stone and the scissorsheaven splitting twin swords is out rivaled but, it loses to the Paperamulet of crushing evil.”
“Declaration. It’s Yuzuru and Kaguya’s win. Yuzuru and Kaguya will be having both seats beside Shidou.”
Shidou looked at the owners of paper who released their voices, and released a shocked voice.
Yes. Over there were, Kaguya and Yuzuru who were supposed to be under
And behind them was, Reine with her head wobbling around. After he looked over to her as if to ask a question; she slowly walked over to him and started talking in a low tone.
“………..it’s because they told me, they really wanted to ride the plane with Shidou. Their condition seems to be stable, and since it’s not a good thing to recklessly give them stress, a special permit was given. The regular examinations will be done when we go back to Tenguu city.”
“N-no, I don’t mind about that…………”
At that moment, the winners, who were Kaguya and Yuzuru, linked their arms with both of Shidou’s arms.
“Kuku………..Shidou think of this as an honor. At first we thought of you as nothing but an offering to our duel but——we unexpectedly took a liking to you.”
“Affection. Yuzuru too. However, Yuzuru does not want to fight with the reconciled Kaguya.”
“So, at that point. Shidou, it is decided you will be my and Yuzuru’s shared property.”
“Agree. So that’s the case. We will give you love appropriately.”
When Shidou unbearably shouted, Tohka and Origami frowned their eyebrows and glared at him.
“shidou, what does this mean? As expected, did something happen when both of them got naked?”
“Naked? What’s with that. I request an explanation.”
When Shidou was having trouble answering, Kaguya and Yuzuru, who were securing both his sides, *fufun* made a sound with their noses.
“Kuku…………sorry about this Tohka. But if you are my clansman, then be very proud of yourself. That’s because, you were able to give an offering to me.”
“Discipline. Master Origami. Thank you for everything. Yuzuru will protect master’s teaching and move on.”
After both of them said that, Tohka and Origami respectively took both of Shidou’s legs.
“Don’t screw with me! I won’t hand over shidou!”
“Don’t suddenly appear and say things as you please.”
“Kuku……………nice bravery! To challenge us, the Yamai sisters!”
“Challenge accepted. Yuzuru and Kaguya will take both of you on. Take a good look at Yuzuru and Kaguya’s combination.”
After saying that, four of them from four sides, started pulling each of Shidou’s limbs.
The sound of her heart beating was awfully loud.
Kotori made a small wry smile while making shoe noises in the wide corridor. Although Kotori was the only one in this wide space but——as expected, she was probably a little nervous. Even though she came to such a place many times already, but it seems she can’t get quite used to it.
Kotori was in her usual crimson military uniform but, she did not place the jacket on her shoulders and was properly wearing it in the sleeves with the shirt buttoned into place. Naturally, she was not eating any candy in her mouth. If the
After Kotori stopped her legs in front of the door, *suu* she took a deep breath.
And then *knock**knock*, she knocked on it.
“Itsuka Kotori, has arrived.”
After Kotori replied shortly, she opened the door and entered the room.
The inside of the room looked like a library. The four sides of the room were covered with bookshelves and had leather covered books stored on them. She wasn’t sure what their contents were. But that was only normal, since the books that were opened on the desk didn’t only have letters written in them but rather in exchange, they had Braille lined up on their pages.
And in the deepest part of the room, that man was there.
“It’s been a long time, Commander Itsuka.”
While saying that, he turned his chair around and turned his face towards Kotori.
He had an almost white beard and hair, and sweet-looking eyes. His age should be around 50 years and above. His age alone was somewhat not enough to call him an old man but, he felt like a good-natured old man.
Rounds chairman, Elliot Woodman.
“It has been a long time, Sir Woodman.”
Kotori gathered her heels together and made a beautiful bow.
“It looks like you have been quite amazing lately. The others from the round table were shocked.”
“That’s because being shocked is part of their job.”
When Kotori said that, Woodman made a pleasant laugh.
“Well, don’t say that. They are they, and are capable people needed for
“Yes. Sorry to have made you worry.”
“No. I think I should be the one apologizing to make you do something that reckless.”
After he said that, he stroked his beard while continuing to talk in a quiet tone.
“…………..by the way, I received a report just now.”
“Aah. It would appear
She has already received that report. [Yes] she tilted her head to the front.
“I heard. But, Kannazuki is in the ship. So there shouldn’t be a problem.”
“I guess you’re right…………. putting it in another way, the problem is the other one.”
“And, what do you mean.”
When Kotori asked, Woodman showed slight hesitation before saying it out.
“………….it would seems, your brother has manifested an Angel.”
Hearing those words, Kotori twitched her eyebrows.
She drank down her saliva, and placed her hands on her chest as if to suppress the heartbeat that had turned wild, she rearranged her breathing before replying.
“I, see. ——Already.”
“Ahh. Most likely, sealing your Reiryoku again was the trigger.”
She unintentionally clenched her teeth. Probably noticing Kotori’s state, Woodman distorted his face apologetically.
“……………if anything happens, we might be urged to
deal with it appropriately
. If not, the Spirits that have their Reiryoku sealed away would, again bring forth disaster.”
When Kotori quietly closed her eyes partly, Woodman released his voice as if he was groaning.
“………I’m sorry to have pushed such a detestable role to you.”
“No, there is no choice……….from now on, if the worst case happens.”
And then, Kotori made a small nod before releasing her words.
“——I will kill Shidou.”