Date A Live Volume 11 Epilogue
Epilogue: Tobiichi Origami
14th November. Shidou, who went to school, was sitting in his own seat while staring at the classroom’s entrance.
Morning homeroom was about to start in 5 minutes. The door would sometimes open and a classmate would come in.
It was the time for school arrival now so, it was only normal for the door to open frequently but……………Shidou continued looking regardless and did not even moved an inch of his eyes.
The reason was simple. It has been 3 days since Origami’s Reiryoku was sealed at the high ground park. Today was the day that Origami, who finished her examinations, to finally appear in school.
The Spirits and the crew members starting with Kotori, were somewhat injured but everyone was alive. They were handling an inverse Spirit with that much power. The results could be said to be godsend.
—well, Kotori was unhappy from the start to the end because her prided
He can’t calm down as expected. Shidou scratched his cheeks while sighing.
He knows that he doesn’t need to be that nervous.
However after the seal, the place Origami was sent to by members dispatched by
That’s why, this would be the first time that he would be talking to Origami, who has both memories of this world and memories of the previous world, but more importantly——
Shidou quietly touched his lips.
Yes. Most of his worries were because of this.
Even though it was necessary to seal her Reiryoku, kissing right after being told [My feelings towards you wasn’t love] was something plain unthinkable. Origami did not say anything at that spot but, Shidou felt very awkward there.
“Shidou, Origami isn’t here yet?”
Tohka looked towards the classroom door like Shidou while folding her arms but, she suddenly raised her voice.
It seems that Shidou’s speculation was correct; the same time Origami’s Reiryoku was sealed, the other Spirits gained their memories of the previous world as well through the pass. Ever since that day, everyone recalled back Origami; starting with Tohka.
Everyone knows about events that did not happened in [This world]. For some reason, it felt a little weird.
No—–nonetheless, it’s good that everything went back to normal.
“Tohka………you’re now finally able to call her with Origami huh”
Shidou held his face up with his hands and said that while relaxing his cheeks.
Tohka then opened her eyes wide before replying back in panic.
“Mu…….i-it’s not that big of a deal. I just happen to do so”
She looked away while folding her arms after saying that.
Tohka always called Origami in her full name [Tobiichi Origami]. He doesn’t know what made her had a change of heart but……….this did not make Shidou feel uncomfortable.
“—-Fumu, Origami isn’t here yet I see”
“Consent. We came too fast huh”
During the time Shidou and Tohka were talking, voices could be heard behind this time.
When he looked over; he saw the Yamai sisters from next door and found out that they were taking an unnecessarily cool pose.
“……..Kaguya, Yuzuru. What is that pose. Rather, you girls are from 3rd group right. What are you doing?”
After Shidou said that, Kaguya *Baa* placed her hands in front of her face and looked over to him through the space between her fingers.
“Kuku, I don’t care. I heard that fool finished her examinations and is finally coming back here. So, I am here for my payback for the previous world”
After saying that, Kaguya *Kukuku* made an evil smile.
Now that he thinks back, they were badly beaten down by Origami in the previous world when she turned into a Spirit. It seems that she is holding a grudge……………looks like not everything about regaining the world of the previous world was all good and well.
“……….Yuzuru is here for revenge on Origami too?”
While making a wry smile at Kaguya, who was swinging her fingers and waiting for Origami, Shidou looked towards Yuzuru’s direction.
However, Yuzuru did the opposite by swinging her head.
“Deny. Yuzuru don’t particularly mind. More importantly, I am happy that Master Origami changed her thoughts on Spirits”
“Wai……….! Doesn’t that make me a small person!?”
Kaguya shouted unbearably when she heard Yuzuru’s words. Well, they were probably here to welcome Origami, even though their words are different. While looking at that small quarrel, Shidou *Fuu* exhaled and looked back at the class room door.
“Even so……she sure is late. Home room is about to—-“
Shidou stopped his words right before he finished.
That’s because, the door opened and Origami entered inside.
He opened his eyes wide for an instant when he saw her. However, it was only natural. Origami’s hair which should be long, was cut down to shoulder length and she completely returned to the appearance of the Origami Shidou knew.
Tohka and the Yamai sisters looked blank at Origami’s transformation too, but they immediately regained their composure and talked.
“Nu…..you’re here huh, Origami!”
“Kuku, nice guts. I’ll acknowledge that courage of yours!”
Tohka and Kaguya welcomed Origami with a stance. However,
“—Good morning, everyone”
Since Origami said that with a face showing no unpleasantness, Tohka and Kaguya hesitated as if they were let-down. Only Yuzuru [Reply. Good morning, Master Origami] replied back.
Shidou stopped his words right before he finished.
Those were not the words he should be saying now; re-think back.
That’s why Shidou said this.
Without any change of manner, he let out his usual voice.
“Good morning, Origami”
For a time; he said those words that he thought he would never say to her anymore.
Origami, nodded to Shidou’s words before slowly walking.
She then stopped right beside Shidou’s seat.
She looked into Shidou’s eyes once more and said that.
After seeing her face, Shidou was attacked with a weird feeling. It’s true that her hair turned short and her appearance reverted to the Origami of the previous world but; maybe because she has the memories of this world or maybe she changed her emotions to the Spirits—–the atmosphere of her expression felt a little soft.
The girls probably felt that too. They looked a little troubled on how to respond to that.
But………….they will probably get used to it immediately.
The girls and Origami are here.
The scenery he seen many times in the previous world caused Shidou to squeeze tears out in reflex.
“Mu……? Are you okay, Shidou”
Maybe she noticed Shidou’s condition; Tohka peeked into Shidou’s face and said that.
Shidou tried to play it off and was about to——-wipe his tears with the back of his hands before *Hashi*, Origami grabbed his hands.
“—–Shidou. You can use this if you are going to wipe your tears”
After saying that, he extended his hands towards Origami. But, Origami was not holding any handkerchief or towel.
“Origami? What am I…….”
In the next moment, his head was pulled over and Shidou’s view turned completely dark.
A slight dampness touched his cheeks and next off; a smell of soap and sweat mixed together touched his nostrils.
A beat later, Shidou understood that his head was shoved into Origami’s skirt.
He gasped at the unexpected events and even though he tried to run away, Origami would hold onto the back of his head and won’t let go. Rather, the more he struggles, the harder his face gets pressed into Origami’s under stomach.
“Wha-what are you doing you bastard!”
Tohka’s panicked voice echoed and she made Origami let go of her hold. Shidou, who finally returned to a brighter place, looked around while exhaling violently.
“Origami! What are you planning!”
“I was just wiping his tears”
“Don’t joke with me! Wh-where are you wiping with!”
After Tohka shouted, Origami pulled up her skirt without any hesitation.
He gasped in reflex. But, Origami wasn’t wearing any panties under her skirt; instead, she was wearing a dark blue school swimsuit.
“Excellent water absorbent”
“……..no, I don’t mean that. Why are you wearing that……..it’s November already and we have no pool class right……?”
“I thought Shidou wanted the continuation for that time”
After saying that, Origami took out the dog ear headband, dog tail and also the leather collar. Everyone in the class started whispering when they saw those abnormal goods.
“Eh……….Ah-re, what is Tobiichi-san doing?”
“What happened when she was resting……?”
“Speaking of which, my friend saw Itsuka-kun and Tobiichi-san walking together………..”
“Seriously, it’s the promising girl that went all the way up to the top of a girl that you want as a lover on the first day she transferred you know!?”
“But, it is Itsuka-kun after all”
Such conversations could be heard leaking around. Although he couldn’t hear what the others were talking about, dangerous words such as [imprisonment], [Force], [Taming] were whispered.
Nonetheless, it was probably something that can’t be helped. The spirits might have recalled back the memories of the previous worlds but, this doesn’t include his classmates which do not have the pass. They only know about the serious Origami before the weekends.
“E-err, Origami. There are many people around so, you shouldn’t say that kind of stuff…….”
“No need to worry”
After Origami said that, she then………..brought her body closer to Shidou.
Tohka shouted the same time Shidou gasped. His classmates also turned noisy. Within them, there were people pointing their cell phone camera to them.
However, Origami moved her lips in a very calm manner.
“It’s better to tell everyone about our relationship. Bad bugs won’t get attached to you that way”
“L-let go of Shidou!”
After Tohka shouted, Origami silently looked over there.
“—-It’s true that I stopped looking at Spirits as annihilation targets. However, Tohka. I will not hand Shidou over to you. As long as you follow Shidou, it doesn’t change the fact that you are my enemy”
“That is my line! Hurry up and let go of Shidou!”
Tohka *Buun**buun* swung her arms while shouting. But, Origami was still close to Shidou with a cool face.
Even though he was feeling the itching sights from his surroundings, Shidou let out his voice softly.
There was one thing………….he just had to confirm with Origami.
“No, if my memories are correct…………you told me that the emotions you have to me weren’t love at that time right………..?”
Shidou said that with sweat flowing down his cheeks.
Origami then nodded.
“I said that”
“Errr…..then what is this”
She just told him that this was to show the attentions collected from their surroundings on how close they are. This was no different from the previous world……….instead, it kinds of feel slightly escalated.
Origami then looked straight up to Shidou.
“The emotion I have been harboring to Shidou wasn’t love, but instead it was reliance”
“The real love starts now”
Shidou felt a light dizziness when he heard Origami’s words. It was dependence not love before. It felt as if a devil king made its announcement.
And when that commotion was occurring, the chime signifying the start of homeroom rang.
Nice timing. Shidou pulled away from Origami before letting out a voice to tell everyone.
“S-see! Homeroom is about to start! Tohka and Origami, get to your seat. Kaguya and Yuzuru, get back to your classroom!”
“Fuun………no choice. I’ll be back at break time!”
“Retreat. See you all later. Master Origami, let’s talk again later”
Tohka and Origami lowered their weapon, and the Yamai sisters went back to the 3rd class, after they heard Shidou said that. Maybe they felt the end of the conclusion; the surrounding classmates also started returning to their own individual seats.
Shidou let out a large sigh while looking Origami as if he was slipping into congestion.
Yes. Since Origami appeared in a very unexpected way, he missed the timing to tell her something.
“Errr………let’s see,——thank you for listening for my voice at that time. I am happy you came back. How should I put this……..I feel relieved. That you are attending the class normally…………it might be hard to fully accept the Spirits but, you can do it nicely since it’s you so, that’s why………..Uuuunnn”
Even though he kept thinking about the scene for their reunion yesterday, he can’t put his words properly when it actually became reality. Shidou scratched his head messily.
“………aah, forget it. I’ll leave the annoying talk for later. Anyway—-“
Shidou lifted his face and looked into Origami eyes.
“——I’ll be counting on you from now on, Origami”
Towards Shidou’s words.
Origami replied with a smile.