Chapter 11: Goddess Crisis
My childhood friend Kaho and her friend Yuki are coming to my house.
But there’s a girl from my class, Rei Mizukoto, called “Goddess.” Rei Mizukoto, a girl in my class called “Goddess” is staying at my house.
If Natsuho and the others come, there’s a chance they’ll know Suikoto-san’s at our house.
I thought about explaining the situation to them, but Suikoto might not like it.
Besides, I don’t know how she came to live with us and I don’t think they’ll understand.
Then I’m afraid we’re going to have to stop you two from coming to my house.
I was about to tell them no when I excused myself and said I had something to do.
Yuki looked at him curiously and murmured.
“Hey… That’s a kid from our school, right?
Yuki pointed to a path by the side of the road.
There’s a T-shaped intersection of narrow alleys quite far from Yuki’s fingertips.
The area was a cluster of old apartments and buildings, some of which were abandoned because no one had been found to dispose of them.
There was a schoolgirl in a sailor suit standing there.
Those uniforms were definitely from our school.
“She’s Suqin… Right?
As Yuki had said in her tweet, the student was Reie Mizukoto.
Even from a distance, Suikin-san’s long, silvery, flowing hair stands out.
“We’re in the same class as Aki and the others.”
You know me so well.
“Because… She’s famous. The Ice Goddess, right?”
She’s the most beautiful girl in the school and her name is well known all over the school including Yuki in the next class.
For a moment, I was afraid that Suikin-san would come over here and we would run into each other, but she didn’t seem to be worried about that.
Because Mr. Suikin was about to move further down the alley.
I wondered why she was going to such a place and then I noticed that there were several men around her.
It’s a boy from another school.
They wore navy blue blazers, and all of them were rather large and looked powerful.
Suikin-san was being driven back by them, step by step.
From a distance, she looked frightened and seemed to be arguing with the men.
One of the boys grabbed Ms. Suqin’s arm and she shook her body, trying to shake the man off.
“That’s something Suqin-san doesn’t like, right?”
Kaho says worriedly.
I don’t know what’s going on, but Suikoto-san’s in trouble with those boys and they’re taking her into the back alley.
You might want to help.
I’m going to go check on him.
I said, Kaho and Yuki looked at each other and then looked at me worriedly.
I think they’re worried because they know what I was like in middle school.
“It’s okay. It’s not that dangerous.
“Don’t fight, Haruhito.”
Kaho says with a serious expression.
“I know. I’m not gonna hurt you. You two go on home. It’s dangerous.
What? Wait! Haruto!
With Kaho’s voice at my back, I ran down the narrow alley.
At the same time, Suikin-san’s figure disappears into an alleyway at the back of the house.
That road should be a dead end… just the ruins of some run-down apartment building.
So there’s a good chance she was taken there.
This is not good.
I muttered to myself.
After a short drive, you finally enter the building you’re looking for.
I went through the building, killing any sign of him.
We eventually came out into a hall-like area on the ground floor of a small building.
The interior was almost destroyed. It was as if there was nothing left.
But fortunately there was what looked like the wreckage of a metal locker, so I hid behind it and looked around.
Mr. Suikin was standing in the center of the hall.
Three boys are surrounding it.
What are you doing?
Mizukoto-san’s legs were trembling, though she was speaking in her usual forceful tone.
Being taken by men much taller than you, locked in an abandoned house, surrounded by men much taller than you… anyone would be scared.
A brown-haired man standing in the middle of the three boys kicks a nearby drum with his gun, which makes a loud noise.
The sound made Suikin-san shiver.
“No hard feelings, Lady of the House of Omi. I’ve been asked to give you a bit of a beating.
I’ll leave it to your imagination. But you’re still a very pretty girl. I’ll leave it to you to decide how to hurt her…”
The brown-haired man looked at Suikoto’s body from top to bottom as if he was licking it.
And then he smirks.
Suikin-san stepped back and held her shoulders with both hands.
His face was pale and he looked as if he were about to cry.
That’s when Mizukoto’s eyes met mine.
Suqin-san’s azure eyes widened.
I don’t mean to pretend to be a hero, but not saving Suikoto isn’t an option in a situation like this.
But I told Kaho I wouldn’t fight, and now I’m breaking my promise.
I jumped out of the way just as the man reached out to grab her.