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Chapter 1: New Job and Adaptation

 

Takagi, Shiratori, Chiba, and Sato were in front of Aldrea who summoned them that day, “I summoned you four because I want to tell you something. From now on, Kakashi will supervise you guys. Kuroda is a very dangerous man. Come meet me for regular training sessions. I’ll give you news about the development. You need extra training since PSB is the department of intelligence. You will need everything that is necessary to become spies.” “Yes, ma’am!”

 

The training sessions were harsh. Takagi and Chiba found themselves thrown by Aldrea many times during martial arts sessions. Aldrea was absolutely merciless when it came to combats. The morphing training wasn’t the easiest one either. They had to morph into the animal they touched and it was a slow process at first. Sato was the first one who managed to morph into the canary she touched and Takagi was bewildered when he finally morphed into the canary. He had to fight the instinct to escape for five minutes straight. During this time, the Edogawa triplets were in Jii’s care. Slowly but surely, the policemen finally mastered their training. During this time too, Sato fell in love with Takagi because of his kindness. She took care of Takagi after the sparring sessions and asked him to go on dates with her. They finally shared their first kiss at Tropical Land, although it was later disrupted by Detective Boys and Toby who was accompanied by Armin and Bertolt. Toby – followed by the Detective Boys – then asked incessant questions about how did a first kiss taste like much to their embarrassment. When the homicide part received the news about the couple via Megure who witnessed the kiss by accident, Sato’s fan club went wild. But thanks to that, Megure and his fellow higher-ups finally found out that those men only worked in the homicide division because they wanted to make Sato theirs, not out of dedication for justice. They soon fired the incompetent officers and replaced them with the new and competent ones. Chiba also slimmed down during this time, earning attention from the female officers who previously called him ugly fatso. However, Yumi and Aldrea soon sniffed the rats and threatened to report them to the higher-ups, silencing them for good. Even Chiba’s co-workers and everyone else was unable to recognize his new appearance at first, but soon, they got used to it. Naeko at first was disappointed when she saw her boyfriend slimmed down, complaining that she would miss her ‘fluffy soft teddy bear’, but she soon became glad at Chiba’s development. Aldrea always gave her trainees this message to motivate them: “An agent must keep their physical and mental health prime. Teamwork is the number one priority for an agent’s success in every mission.”

One day, after finishing another morphing class, Takagi saw a middle-aged man on his way home. The man somehow felt familiar, but he never met him before. The man smiled as he approached Takagi and patted his shoulder, “Please take care of my daughter, Miwako. I’m sure you will make her happy,” the man said. When Takagi blinked, the man disappeared into thin air. Takagi then arrived at his apartment, where the boys were preparing a surprise dinner for him, “Thank you for taking care of us, Takagi-keibu,” the trio grinned widely. Takagi was surprised and smiled, “Thank you,” he said.

When he told his co-workers about his meeting with the mysterious man after finishing another morphing class, Sato burst into tears. It turned out that the man was Sato’s deceased father. Takagi then cusped Sato’s hands in his, “I promise to you, Sato-san. I promise that I will be there for you in joys and sorrows and nothing and nobody will take us apart. Not even death,” Takagi vowed. Sato blushed at his confession and the couple was about to kiss when they suddenly got interrupted by Kazami’s cough, “Sorry for bothering you, but Aldrea-san wants to meet you,” he said. The blushing couple quickly stood up and left.

The teens also moved on with their own motivation. They secretly formed a group called Scouts of Freedom. They wanted to free people out of fear of racism and terror. The group was led by Kaneki who at that time already enrolled in the police academy with the Edogawa triplets as his right-hand men. They also enlisted the adults’ help in giving advices and launching campaigns. They worked in the shadows by taking down thugs and encouraging people to support equal rights for everyone, including magical creatures. This of course, enraged Kuroda – who was actually Furuta in disguise – but his hands were tied once again. Many of his supporters were fired and the teens were very clever in covering their tracks. He tried to get his hands on Takagi and Co, but Aldrea and Kakashi were in a constant vigilant state. He’s getting even more frustrated as days passed…

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Chapter 2: Motivation

 

Alphabet agents’ HQ, a month after the incident

“Are you sure you want to do this?” asked Erwin as he stared at the teens and three first-graders in front of him. Anya was looking nervous, “Yes, sir. We want to help,” said Amano as he stared right into Erwin’s eyes. Levi tsked as he stood up, “How pathetic,” he said as he took out his sword, “You have no idea of how dangerous it could get. Just look at what happened to you brats,” He pointed his sword towards Kaneki who was shocked, “What is your motivation?” he asked. Kaneki was nervous, he was about to answer when suddenly Levi punched his face, knocking him out of his seat and shocking everyone except Erwin and Hanji. Mikasa was unfazed as well. She already heard tales about how her distant cousin tested every new member of BND from her late parents. Reiner was about to punch Levi when Hanji interrupted, “Don’t, Reiner. This is how Levi tests every new candidate. He wants to test his motivation, that’s all,” said Hanji. Levi then proceeded to deliver a kick to Kaneki, but the half-ghoul quickly evaded his kick and stood up in a battle stance. He took his detached kagune and used it as his sword. The fight was intense. Kaneki was struggling hard to block every single of Levi’s attacks. He even delivered blows sometimes, but Levi still managed to block him. Levi once again questioned Kaneki, “I asked this once again, brat. What. Is. Your. Motive?” he punctuated as he delivered another blow towards Kaneki, sending his makeshift sword flew across the room and nearly jabbed poor Moblit’s skull in the process, landing just a few inches above his head. Kaneki then delivered a kick to Levi, “My answer is…” he continued to attack Levi without any doubt, “…to protect everyone…” he kicked Levi’s right hand, sending one of his swords flew away, “…regardless of their social status and species!” He then proceeded to punch Levi, “That is my answer!” His punch then got blocked by Levi and Levi proceeded to point his sword at Kaneki’s throat. Levi then smiled and took down his sword, “Good. That’s the answer I wanted to hear,” He then stood up and dusted off his trousers. Almost everyone was bewildered by Levi’s reaction. For Kaneki’s extended family, it’s not a strange thing. Kaneki after all already decided to become a policeman, just like his brothers. He didn’t want more people to suffer injustice just like he did. His biological family abused him so severely that he became unwilling to speak with his free will. They treated him like a slave. Even after being found by Komei and Hiro on the streets and got adopted by them, he still cried and begged not to be punished even for the slightest mistake. When Komei and Hiro found out about it, they decided to call social service and sent his abusive family to jail. His mother and aunt were screaming like crazy as they were dragged away by Megure and Kogoro into the police car. Kaneki himself was still shaken by his traumatic experience, but he was healing from his trauma. Levi then explained why he tested Kaneki, “I did it because these days, people want to join law enforcement just for fame and glory. I don’t want vain people to join our cause. I already tested a lot of recruits, but I never find such an answer from any of them. That’s why I’m impressed with this brat. He has a strong sense of justice,” he finished. Anya sighed in relief, ‘So that’s why he did it. What an honorable man indeed,’ she mused.

Erwin and Komei were having a little chat after the duel, “You know what, Morofushi-keibu? Your younger brother is very mature. Even more mature than teens his age,” Komei gave Erwin a sad smile, “He was forced to mature at such a young age. His biological family abused him since he was four years old. They treated him like a slave. He rarely talked when we first took him home. He only showed us the bruises that covered his body when we asked him what was wrong. His biological family never loved him at all,” Erwin sighed, “I see, so that’s the reason. He’s a child soul who is trapped in an adult body,” he smiled sadly as he gazed at Kaneki who was chatting with his friends. He closed his eyes as he remembered his childhood. He once was a happy child who lived in Berlin with his father who worked as a teacher. Erwin himself dreamed to become a teacher. That’s until one day, his father witnessed an exchange between a drug dealer with a strange old man with a white long beard. The man spotted his father and shot him dead. Erwin himself hid in fear behind a narrow alley after his father told him to run away. The strange man and his partner ran to search for him to no avail and left him alone. Since that day, Erwin determined to bring those people to justice. The battle to break the birdcage had begun…

 

BO’s headquarters, present time

Furuta stood up in front of his father’s corpse. He held a quinque sword which was soaked in blood, “Farewell, old man,” he laughed maniacally and left his father’s lifeless body. Time to enact the next stage…

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Chapter 3: Life-changing Incident

 

Takagi was finishing his usual patrol routine with Sato when suddenly a building exploded. This shocked everyone nearby as a great fire erupted from the building. Takagi then rushed into the building followed by Sato. Kansuke and Komei soon followed after with Kanagawa, Subaru, and Amuro on tow. Inside the building, they saw a child who passed out due to the amount of smoke he inhaled. Takagi carried the child with him to the exit door. When the ceiling was about to collapse, he threw the child out of the building. Kansuke and the others tried to shield him from the falling debris, only to get themselves trapped as well. Yui stared in horror as the building slowly collapsed, “KAN-CHAN! KOMEI-KUN!” she screamed. The firefighters soon arrived to rescue them.

 

The surgeons were panicked as they tried to save the victims, “Let me handle this. I know how to save them,” said the chief surgeon as he prepared syringes and injected his patients with some strange liquid.

 

Subaru slowly opened his eyes to see his family and friends were waiting for him, “Shu-nii! Thank goodness you’re awake!” Masumi exclaimed in relief. Shuichi slowly demorphed as he tried to wake up, but he was stopped by Tsutomu, “Don’t force yourself. Take some rest,” he said. Akemi was bringing some castella cookies with her. Shu took a piece of cookie gratefully, “I’ll eat this later,” he smiled. Kanagawa and Amuro soon woke up as well. Everyone was relieved when they woke up. Alas, they still had no idea that they were up for a grim surprise…

Takagi and Sato were surrounded by Yumi, Megure, Matsumoto, Yuminaga, Chiba, Naeko, and Shiratori, “Where are we?” Takagi asked hazily, “You’re in the hospital. You got badly injured. Heck, you even got unconscious for three days,” Kogoro answered. Takagi nodded slowly as he smiled at Sato. Their bodies were covered with bandages everywhere. Their joints still hurt a little but they would be just fine.

Komei and Kansuke woke up to see Yui and Kaneki were waiting for them. Yui rushed and hugged her husbands tight. She was beyond relieved to see them safe and sound. She made a mental note to thank the doctor who saved her husbands. Unknown to Yui, the very doctor who saved her husbands had a dark secret with him.

 

A week later, seven of them were released from the hospital. The doctor, Akihiro Kanou wished them well as they departed. But Aldrea sensed something wrong with the man.

Takagi and Sato came home together after spending a week in the hospital. They also received a can of castella cookies from Akemi. The cookies were tasted nice. They were tired and decided to order some sushi takeout. After they had dinner, they felt a strange sensation. They felt dizzy and they rushed to the bathroom to take some aspirin. That’s when they saw themselves in the mirror. They had black eyes with red pupils instead of normal eyes. They were beyond shocked when they saw their reflection, ‘What happened to us?!’ Takagi passed out from the shock while Sato screamed in rage and punched the mirror, shattering it into pieces, attracting Thomas’ attention. Thomas then rushed into the bathroom and he screamed in horror at the sight, shocking Conan and Amano, “Oi, Kaito! What’s goin’ on here?!” Heiji yelled as he and Conan rushed into the bathroom. There, they found Sato sobbing and Takagi passed out from shock. Sato then turned to see the kids, shocking them, ‘What’s going on here?!’

Shuichi screamed in rage. That doctor had tricked them. Now he had black and red eyes. Akemi and Masumi tried to calm him down. Hiro and Rei were no better. They were furious. That doctor had mutated them. Shukichi tried to calm Rei while Tsutomu held Hiro down. They were having difficulties as kagune burst out of Hiro and Rei’s backs. Shiho was in Mary’s embrace, frightened by the sight, ‘What did that doctor do?!’ she was wondering. It took some time to calm the triad down. By the time they calmed down, they were sobbing miserably on the floor. Mary approached them slowly and shushed them, “Calm down, it’s not your fault,” she whispered as the triad slowly fell asleep.

Yui was soothing her husbands. The living room was in a huge mess. Furniture slashed everywhere. Glasses were broken everywhere and Kaneki was hiding in fear. He never thought that the friendly doctor he met was a monster. Kansuke and Komei sobbed profusely as they realized what kind of creature they had become. Yui soothed them slowly and calmly, like a river current, “It’s okay, you two, it’s okay. We will find a solution for this problem,” She gently kissed Kansuke, then Komei on their lips, and smiled. Kaneki slowly came out of his hiding spot and approached them. He embraced them gently. He knew very well how it felt like when you despised yourself so much, “It’s okay. We’ll get through this together,”

 

At the next day, Aldrea commenced an emergency meeting at Agasa’s house. She had received a call from Conan regarding their current predicament. Everyone was tense and nervous. Kaneki then showed up. The white-haired teen was looking gloomy, “Class rep, what’s wrong?” asked Aoko. Kaneki then slumped down into his chair and began to tell everyone about the horrific incident last night.

Everyone was left mortified by the end of the tale. Ran slowly fainted out of shock, “Ran?! Hang in there!” Eri yelled as she shook her daughter to wake up. Agasa was shocked. It brought up a certain memory, “I remembered…” he said in a shaky voice, “Not long after Kuroda’s disappearance, a lot of people disappeared in a span of three months. No one knows where those people went or how they were gone… I suspect that the incident four years ago has ties with our current situation.” Everyone was stunned, “I certainly remember it. I was tirelessly investigating the disappearances along with Megure and Mouri for two years to no avail,” said Nakamori. Ai gritted her teeth in rage, “That wretched doctor. He’s gonna pay for this!” she swore. Alex raised his hand, “I think that best option is to train them how to fight like ghouls. Since there’s no cure for their current condition, this is our only option,” “I agree with Aximili,” said Elfangor. Loren nodded in agreement. “Well, it’s a good thing you got transferred to PSB, Sato-kun. It turned out that the men who once ogled on you are racist. They support Kuroda’s ideals of racism,” said Megure. Everyone sighed in relief at the news. Shuichi sighed as he leaned on his chair, “Guess we have no choice then,” he said, ending the meeting.

Ever since the incident, the Whiskey Trio, Kansuke, Komei, Takagi, and Sato were training hard to master their kagune usage. They learned about their kagune types and their strengths and weaknesses. The training was the harsh one. Aldrea herself already had the experience of years training a ghoul child. Hatake-keibu also trained them as well. Shiratori patiently taught Takagi how to use his kagune, since they shared the same type of kagune. Slowly but surely, they mastered their kagune usage. Akemi would occasionally bring them lunch and sweets, mainly English scones and biscuits. They would enjoy their meal together while laughing and telling stories.

 

Time had passed and finally they completed their training. Sato had become a full-fledged estreen, much to Estrid’s delight because now, she had a fellow female estreen. When people found out that a certain doctor had transformed the police officers via mutation serum, they soon formed an angry mob and invaded Kanou’s hospital. Kanou was forced to flee, but the policemen were still hot on his heels. Kuroda was seething at the news of the invasion. He had to bid his time yet again. Unknown to him, Kakashi would occasionally report to James regarding his movements. Kanou would soon reap what he sowed.

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Chapter 4: Animorphs and Alloran

 

The Scouts of Freedom continued to launch their campaign against racism. One day, Ran spotted Sasha, Connie, Jean, Marco, and Sonoko were walking home when suddenly they were attacked by some random thug. Ran quickly beat the thug with her karate kick, saving the group. After saving her friends from the thug, Ran then handed them the anti-racism pamphlet, "This is for you,” “Thank you, Ran. Oh, BTW how’s class rep doing?” asked Connie, “He’s doing fine. Studying hard in the academy as usual. He wants to be a PSB agent,” Sonoko sensed something off with her best friend. She was hiding something.

Three days later, Sonoko decided to follow Ran quietly. She followed her best friend to Takagi’s apartment where she saw Ran talk to Conan. What she saw there shocked her to her core.

“Shinichi, are you sure about this?” Ran asked Conan, “Yes, Ran. I think we can ask someone to help us to find the cure,” Conan, no, Shinichi answered. Sonoko was about to leave when she accidentally stepped on a twig, revealing her presence to Ran and Conan.

Sonoko then was brought into the secret since Ran and Conan had no choice but to do so. At first, she was upset. Her best friend managed to hide such a secret from her. But after Ran explained to her about the danger of the mission, she finally mellowed. At the next day, Sonoko was brought to the Fangors’ residence, only to find that Jean, Connie, Sasha, and Marco also revealed that they already found out about the secret via Eren’s slip-up, “He accidentally babbled it out when we're having a group project at Armin’s house, he said that Kaneki is in a super-secret mission to take down men in black,” said Jean. Hatake-keibu was glaring at Eren who shrunk in fear.

 

Armin’s house, last night

Armin, Bertolt, Connie, Sasha, Jean, Eren, and Reiner were discussing their mathematic group project. In the middle of the discussion, Sasha decided to ask Eren about Kaneki, “Hey, Eren. Did you know that the class rep wants to become a PSB agent? Ran told us a few days ago.” Eren nodded, “Yeah, I know that, Sasha.” “What kind of job PSB agents do?” asked Connie, “They mostly went into the undercover missions, just like what Hiro-san did back then. Apparently, Kaneki has to deal with men in black who are members of an international syndicate…” Armin, Bertolt, and Reiner instantly covered Eren’s mouth, but the damage was already done. Jean, Sasha, and Connie dropped their jaws in disbelief, “You guys owe us an explanation, Gorilla,” said Jean after he recovered from his shock.

 

After a quite long discussion, the group finally decided to ask help from Alloran-Semitur-Corass to create a temporary cure for the mutation. Komei found himself uncomfortable for the past few weeks due to not getting used to his new status as a hybrid. Estrid was very unhappy at the thought of asking help from her father. Her father only viewed her as a burden after all. She certainly remembered how she always snuck into her father’s house disguising herself as an owl or a bat in the middle of the night just so she could take notes from her father’s research notes to create APTX 4869’s cure. Alex who noticed her reaction finally asked his brother to not bring Estrid along. Elfangor granted his request and decided that Eren, Kaneki, Agasa, and Ai would go with Hiro and Komei to Alloran’s house to request his help.

 

“Why I should I help you?” said Alloran with a haughty tone. In his human morph, he had grey hair which was combed neatly and looked pretty healthy. He was known as an arrogant narcissist, very much like Kuroda. He viewed everyone but himself as inferior and always saw his daughter as a burden. “We really need your help, Alloran-san. At least we could try to find a cure for my brothers’ condition. They’ve been mutated as you can see,” said Kaneki. Alloran snorted and laughed, “Well then, what’s the proof?” Hiro slowly manifested his ukaku kagune. They had emerald colors and were shaped like paper fans. While for Taka’aki, his kagune shaped like a conch shell with a violet color. Alloran slowly backpedaled in horror, “No, no way. I won’t help freaks like you!” he pointed his finger towards Hiro and Taka’aki. Agasa who was normally a kind old inventor lost his patience and grabbed Alloran’s collar, shocking everyone including Ai, “Listen here, Alloran-san! You can’t just reject other people’s pleas for help! At least you could help us to find a cure!” But Alloran stood firm on his feet, “No. I will never ever help people like you,” he sneered. Agasa finally released Alloran and sighed, “Well, I guess it can’t be helped. You already made your own choice, Alloran-san,” he turned his back and left. Everyone followed soon after. They no longer wanted to deal with an arrogant old scientist like Alloran.

 

“So, how’s the meeting?” asked Connie. Eren sighed as he sat down on the couch, “He refused. He even called Hiro-san and Morofushi-keibu freaks,” Everyone winced in sympathy at Eren’s answer. Kansuke growled as he pulled his mates closer to him, “Just forget about that old jerk. I prefer my current condition now. Listen here, Komei, Hiro. You don’t have to change once more. In fact, I think our current condition has its own advantages. When I saw your kagune for the first time, I thought it was gorgeous. A violet conch shell really looks good on you. I was stunned for a while in awe. I’m so lucky to have you and Yui as my mates.” Taka’aki sighed in relief at Kansuke’s advice. He was really grateful to have such a supportive alpha. Now, he didn’t have to worry anymore. He just needed to get used to it, “Thanks,” he blushed. They were about to kiss when Megure cleared his throat, effectively interrupting them, “Pardon me for being rude, but I think you forget that we are still here,” Kaneki, Tobias, Akemi, Hiro, and the girls were blushing while Ai and everyone else was staring with deadpan ‘Are you serious?’ expression. Erwin and Levi remained stoic. Yui giggled at her husbands’ behavior. Agasa excused himself to the toilet, not wanting to interrupt the romantic moment. Marco was the first one who talked after a while, “So… what are we going to do next?” he asked. Everyone went into silence for a while before Marco snapped his fingers, “I know! We need to form a special group!” “Then, what’s the name of the group, and what’s the purpose of the group?” asked Mikasa, “Animorphs! You know, animal morphers. We can form a group consisting of morph-capable people. We can spy on those people without their knowledge or do intel-gathering missions. Plus, we can use particularly strong animal morphs as our battle morph,” “It’s actually a nice idea,” said Camel. Everyone also voiced their agreement, “It’s a little weird name, but it’s actually a good one,” said Armin. Bertolt raised his hand, “Excuse me. Does anyone here know how to morph? I mean, we’re going to need some assistance from teens our age to master the basics,” “Well, we get two here,” Eren pointed towards Kaneki and Tobias with his thumb, “We also have a good number of morph-capable adults here. Even some of them are estreen,” Masumi piped up. Dak stood up and stared at the teens, “Are you really sure you can bear this responsibility? Morphing magic is not a joke. It can be dangerous if it is mastered by the wrong person,” “We are more than willing to bear the responsibility, sir. You don’t have to worry,” said Rachel. Anya smiled at their determination. She was glad she chose the right path. Now, she didn’t have to worry about being alone. She had friends who will support her no matter what. And with that, the Animorphs was formed.

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Chapter 5: Pathetic

 

The Animorphs began their training the very next day. They also asked the rest of Zero Squad to join them. They were struggling in learning how to morph and not give up into the animal instinct.  It wasn’t easy of course. In addition, they had to face the more experienced members in hand-in-hand combat. Rachel loved training with Aldrea. That’s because she was matched with her fiery personality very well. At times, Tobias would talk her down, to tone down her aggressiveness. Rachel listened to him and began to control her aggressiveness. Sometimes, the rookie members would whine, especially Marco and Jean. When Levi asked them about their motivation, Jean and Marco said that they wanted to be popular with the girls. As the result, Levi knocked them out with a single kick on their guts and called them pathetic, “Tsk, how pathetic. You merely wanted to join the cause because of popularity. Learn a thing or two from Kaneki. He knows exactly what it needs to be a true agent,” Jean reluctantly began to train with Kaneki, thinking that it would be pointless as he knew that his former class rep was a nice guy who wouldn’t hurt a fly. His predictions were wrong. His class rep was strict when it came to training. He would find himself got thrown away by Kaneki many times. Three months already passed, Jean and Marco slowly respected Kaneki after they had a pep talk with him about popularity, “You don’t need to become popular to be acknowledged. Just be yourself. True friends are the ones who appreciate your true self no matter what,” Kaneki said to them. Erwin also motivated them to never give up in their fight, “Dedicate your heart,” he said, and Kaneki took his advice to heart. Sometimes, Makoto would also help them. He was more than glad to help his friends to fight for justice.

 

A transfer student arrived at Teitan High School. His name was Eisuke Hondo. He moved to Tokyo after his mother’s death to live with Hidemi and Ethan. Eisuke was a clumsy boy who was sickly as a child. Most of his classmates would poke fun at him, but he didn’t mind at all.

After the school ended, Eisuke was walking home with Sonoko and Ran, “So, I heard that you had someone who you called class rep, right? Who is he?” “His name is Ken Kaneki. He graduated earlier than the rest of us. Now, he’s studying at the police academy,” said Ran. Eisuke became interested. Who is this Ken Kaneki?

Eisuke decided to tail Kaneki silently. His mission bore fruit as he found out that Kaneki was the leader of Scouts of Freedom. However, he was caught by Kaneki who spotted him hiding behind the orange tree of Fangor family’s home, “I know who you are, Eisuke Hondo. Your father and older sister are members of the CIA, code-named Absinthe and Kir. Your sister uses the name ‘Rena Mizunashi’ as her pseudonym,” Eisuke gaped in surprise, “So, you know about those people? Hidemi-nee once told me that those people are very dangerous. That’s why I lived with Mom until recently. I have no other living relatives other than Dad and Hidemi-nee,” Kaneki nodded, “Yes, my older brother’s code name was Scotch. His real name is Hiromitsu Morofushi. There was once a group called ‘Whiskey Trio’. The members were Scotch, Rye, and Bourbon. Rye is Shuichi Akai and Bourbon is Rei Furuya. They are a triad, by the way,” Eisuke was dumbfounded, “Wait a second, so the men who Hidemi-nee caught kissing at the park were…” “Exactly, it was them.” Kaneki sighed, fondly exasperated by his brother’s stunt. Unknown to them, Hiro, Rei, and Shuichi saw Eisuke on the lawn. They stood in the doorway, listening to every single word during the exchange. They blushed furiously at the conversation, “Hidemi…” they glared at the CIA agent. Hidemi only giggled at their reaction with Jodie, “Serves you right,” said the women. Ethan shook his head at his daughter’s mischievous behavior.

 

During the summer holiday, Alan decided to pay Gafinilan a visit. Everyone was surprised to see a huge bulking Andalite greet them. Even Marco joked that Date would look like that if he was an Andalite. Despite his appearance, Gafinilan was a nice guy, unlike Alloran. Toby squealed in glee as she rushed and hugged Gafinilan, “Uncle Gafinilan!” she exclaimed. Gafinilan gave her a rich, rumbling laugh, <It’s been a long time, Alan,> <I know. How’s Mertil?> Gafinillan’s eyes gave a sad eye smile, <He’s still sick. I don’t know for how long he would be in his bed. He’s been dreaming to visit the summer festival,> Gafinilan then invited everyone to come in. There, they met Mertil in his bedroom. He looked good with short reddish-brown hair and gentle light brown eyes in his human morph. But he was also looking thin and skeletal. He was even barely able to move his fingers. Ai came forward and caressed Mertil’s frail hand, “Does he get any treatment?” <Yes, he regularly goes to Tokyo Saisekai hospital for Dr. Jaeger’s therapy. Even with all of those treatments, he’s still ill. The therapies only lessened his pain,> “Not even morphing can heal him?” Eisuke asked, “No. It is a genetic disease. This disease is called Yoorut disease. The victim of this disease usually will be rendered paralyzed if they don’t get treatment,” Jara sighed as he sat down. Takagi slowly approached Mertil and put a reassuring hand on his weak shoulder, “Mertil-san, don’t worry. You will find a way one day,” he smiled gently at the sickly Andalite. Mertil was touched by his kindness, “Thank you…” he mouthed weakly through his oxygen mask. Marco then remembered something, “Why don’t we ask Alloran for help?” Gafinilan’s mood quickly shifted to anger. He directed his tail blade towards Marco, <Don’t ever mention that old crook again!> he yelled. Marco squeaked in fear. He completely forgot that everyone hated Alloran, even his own daughter. Toby hid behind her father in fear, “Alloran…bad guy…” she mumbled. Eisuke who was still new to his current environment gulped and asked, “I’m sorry for being rude, but who is this Alloran? I’m still new here,” Gafinilan with a heavy heart began to tell Eisuke about Alloran, <Alloran is an arrogant narcissist who is also a sexist and an ableist. I once asked for his help to cure my mate, but he refused. He said that he won’t help a vecol at all, even if I begged through blood and tears,> “He’s really awful,” Ran gasped. Jinpei gritted his teeth while Kenji tried to calm him down. Vecol was a term for a disabled or terminally ill Andalite. Most of the Andalites already opened themselves to the vecols thanks to Aldrea and her father, Seerow who brought the revolutionary mindset into the Andalite society. Both Aldrea and Seerow believed that everyone should receive equal rights no matter what, but not for Alloran. Rei felt he was going to throw up after he heard Gafinilan’s story. He never thought that there were more people worse than Kuroda. Toby sobbed as she shivered in fear. She never liked Alloran, just like the rest of her family. Alloran once laughed at her when she said that she wanted to become a policewoman. Aldrea was very angry when she saw Alloran trying to crush Toby’s dream. She gave Alloran a punch in his gut and told him to leave her house. Date cleared his throat, “We’re really sorry for that. It’s just… we never thought that Alloran is such an utterly pathetic person, or Andalite in your case. But he really reminds us of Kuroda. He also acts just like Alloran. The mere thought of it makes me sick,” “I’m sorry…” Marco mumbled silently as Rachel and Ai glared at him. Gafinilan sighed and patted Marco’s head, <It’s okay. I’m not mad anymore,> Mertil gave them a small smile, “Thank you for the support…” he weakly said. Ran couldn’t help but cry when Mertil spoke. She couldn’t bear seeing both of them suffering because of Alloran’s arrogance. Kogoro and Eri had to calm their daughter down as the result.

 

When Rei and Hiro told Shuichi about Alloran’s treatment to Mertil after they got home, Shuichi gritted his teeth, “If that guy really thinks he is the best, then I won’t help him even if he begs with blood and tears,” Mary agreed with her firstborn’s decision, “He doesn’t deserve to be helped,” she said.

 

Dining room, Takagi’s apartment

Takagi was about to have snack time with Sato, Kaneki, and the triplets. Ever since their transfer to PSB, Takagi and Sato decided to live together since Takagi’s new apartment was closer to their new office. Plus, they needed the extra pairs of eyes to watch over the boys. Kaneki also moved into Takagi’s apartment to watch over the boys, much to Conan, Amano, and Thomas’ chagrin. As Takagi prepared tea for the snack, he told Sato and the boys about his visit to Gafinilan and Mertil’s house, “That bloke really has no shame, huh? What’cha he’s thinking? He thinks that he is the best? How pathetic,” Amano scoffed as he put down the teacups on the table with Sato’s help, “Pathetic indeed,” Thomas and Conan voiced their agreement. Kaneki sighed as he put down the plates and went to the fridge to retrieve the cake slices they got from Akemi two days ago. The Babel tower that Alloran built would fall down someday and no one would save him from his downfall if he didn’t change his attitude…

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Chapter 6: Alpha

 

Takagi had a meeting with Date, Dak, Shuichi, and Kansuke, He wanted to ask them about some of their experiences regarding romantic relationships.

 

Café Anteiku

“Yo, Takagi! Finally, you’re here!” laughed Date as Takagi entered the café. Koma greeted him with a cheerful smile. The men finally sat down after they entered a private booth. It was a soundproof room, so, no one could hear them. Takagi took a deep breath and started the discussion, “I want to ask you guys. What should I do now? I mean, I already dated Sato-san for a while, even we are living together now. But I still feel nervous whenever I wanted to ask her to marry me,” Date patted Takagi’s shoulder, “No need to rush. I’ve been in a relationship with Natalie for quite some time. We don’t rush in our relationship because we still need to know each other. You know, like when you wanted to know about your friend, but it is more intimate. A good relationship has to be built in trust and faith,” he said, “I already knew Komei since we were kids. While for Yui, she’s six years younger than me, but we still managed to be best friends. We used to play together when we were kids. I began to realize my feelings for them when I was a high school student. I and Komei started dating after graduating from the police academy. As for Yui, well, we visited her regularly. Kaneki once caught me and Komei kissing when he was ten years old. Poor kid got scarred for life,” Kansuke laughed as he reminisced the good old times…

 

Eight years ago, Taka’aki’s house, Nagano

“You know, Komei, as soon as we get married, I really wanted to knot you,” “Silly mutt, it’s still too early, you know,” Komei tried to escape from his boyfriend to no avail. He was trapped. Kansuke pinned him on the wall and towered over him. Kansuke just grinned and kissed Komei without warning. Their tongues battled for dominance. After a while, they pulled apart and panted for breath. As they were about to kiss again, they saw Kaneki at the doorway with Hiro. Kaneki screamed in shock and horror at the sight, “Taka’aki-niisan?!” Hiro screamed in shock, “Hi-Hiromitsu! When did you arrive?” Komei stuttered, “We’ve just arrived! We thought that you would be happy if we pay you a visit after I graduated, but we didn’t expect this! You guys scarred Ken for life, for God’s sake!” Hiro exclaimed. The said poor lad fainted at the sight. He clearly didn’t expect that. Kansuke was unrepentant.

 

Dak sighed as Kansuke finished his tale. Now it was his turn to tell his tale, “So it went like this…”

 

Hork-Bajir valley, England, 110 years ago

Dak Hamee was wandering in the forest. He was really curious about the world outside of the valley where he lived. His people mostly lived as bark harvesters and artists where they painted the stories of their ancestors by using plant-based paints. They harvested tree bark by climbing the tall trees and peel off the old bark and eating them. They liked to tell stories of their ancestors to the younger Hork-Bajir. Dak himself was different. He was born as a seer. He oftentimes stared at the night sky, reading the astrological signs and wondering if there’s anything interesting outside of the valley. His people were too comfortable to leave the valley because they were already gotten used to their simple life. Dak wasn’t satisfied. He wanted more.

In his dream, he saw a female Andalite. She was graceful and fiery at the same time. He saw her running through the forest and morphed into a beautiful eagle, soaring the sky. Then, the female Andalite demorphed and called his name. Dak woke up and wondered to himself, ‘Who is this female?’ he mused.

 

It was an ordinary day in the valley. Dak was walking through the forest when he saw strangers from a far distance. He quickly hid behind a tree and took a good peek at the strangers. They were Andalites. Delf Hajool, one of his friends saw him and patted his shoulder, surprising him, “Delf! You surprised me!” he exclaimed. Delf laughed, “Sorry for that. It seems like you are interested in them. Those are hruthin. I already heard stories about them. I heard that they are capable to morph. They are also arrogant and sexist. However, not all of them like that. An Andalite named Seerow believes that every creature is unique on its own. Guess he’s a good guy,” Delf said. Dak became interested, ‘Seerow, huh?’

Aldrea wandered through the forest while looking at her holographic tablet. Barafin was running around like a child, excited with the new scenery and adventure, “Come on, neechan! Don’t be such a grouch! This is fun!” Barafin already morphed into a Hork-Bajir and climbing trees nearby. Aldrea just sighed and continued her research. She wanted to become a fighter, but the sexist culture of Andalite society forbade her to join battles. In the end, she ended up as a scientist. She really wanted to feel the thrill of battles. That’s why she trained hard in hand-in-hand combat, often asking her father to spar with her. When her father deemed her to be old enough to marry, a lot of suitors tried to win her heart, but she rejected all of them. She wanted to become more than a female Andalite. She wanted to prove to everyone that females were as capable as males. Alas, almost everyone laughed at her because of it, <Females are weak,> they said, < There's no way females can surpass males,> Luckily, there are female Andalites who were agreed with her view, but that wasn’t enough, not yet.  When her father asked her to join him in an expedition, she agreed, hoping that she would find something interesting. When she was walking, she didn’t notice Dak was coming in her direction. They bumped instantly, <Hey! Watch your way!> Aldrea snapped. When she stood up, she saw Dak. They instantly felt the chemistry between them. Aldrea blushed and quickly left the scene, leaving Dak confused and clueless.

As days passed, Aldrea became more and more restless. She knew that the Hork-Bajir whom she met that day was different from the others. She enjoyed her time at the Hork-Bajir valley. She was fascinated with the simple and peaceful life of the Hork-Bajir. She also saw that they were very curious about the outside world. Once she told them about the world outside the valley, they began to ask a lot of questions to her and her father. Her father was more than happy to answer all of the questions. Barafin introduced them to the arts of clouds. He taught them how to paint the clouds and told the Hork-Bajir children about the folklores around the world. But for Aldrea, it was Dak. He’s the one who stole her attention the most. Dak once told her about his determination to bring the Hork-Bajir to chase the lag of technology and preserve their traditions at the same time. Slowly but surely, she fell in love with Dak. Delf and her husband, Jagil Hullan also noticed the growing feelings between Aldrea and Dak. But alas, those two were still in denial.

One day, Jagil felt that he already had enough. He stood up and went to search for Barafin. When he met Barafin, Jagil began to tell him about the whole situation, “I already had enough, Barafin. Those two are in a constant state of denial. I want my best friend to be happy. I guess there’s no other choice. We have to play… what was it again?” <Play matchmaker, you mean?> “Yeah, that one.” Barafin mused for a while before shaking his hand with Jagil’s in agreement, <Alright. Let’s do it,>

 

Barafin, his father, and the other Hork-Bajir soon set up Aldrea to meet with Dak in front of a waterfall. Aldrea groaned when she realized that her brother had tricked her, <Oh God, Barafin!> she groaned. Dak stared at her dumbly. He had no words to describe how confused he was. Jagil and Delf had set him up for sure. The couple went into an awkward silence for a while before Aldrea threw in the towel, <Alright, alright. Actually… I really like you, Dak. More than a friend,> She gave Dak an Andalite kiss and hugged him. Dak was speechless. He was the happiest Hork-Bajir in the world at that moment.

With the blessing of the elders of Hork-Bajir and Seerow, Aldrea and Dak got married. Jagil was there for Dak as his best man. The male Andalites were furious when they heard that Aldrea married a Hork-Bajir instead of one of them. But Aldrea managed to silence all of them with her almighty punch, scaring all of them. Alloran was shocked when he heard that Aldrea married a Hork-Bajir, <You are outrageous,> he sneered, <You are an unruly female. How could you marry this stupid primitive uneducated reptile…> Alloran’s sentence was cut off by Aldrea who landed her punch next to his head, destroying the concrete wall it hit, <Listen here, you arrogant jackass. It’s up to me whether I marry a Hork-Bajir or an Andalite. If you dare to insult any of these Hork-Bajir or any female in front of me… I won’t give you mercy,> Alloran finally relented.

Few years after their marriage, Aldrea’s father, Seerow passed away in peace. Aldrea and Dak decided to name their son after him to honor him. Not long after that, they joined MI6 and became the best agents of the intelligence service. Together, they encouraged feminist movements. As the result, most female Andalites followed Aldrea’s footsteps and became renowned for their own skills. They also started to educate the other Hork-Bajir about modern society. Their son became the inspector of Scotland Yard before they moved to Japan while their grandson became sergeant police in the arson division. Overall, they had a happy married life.

 

“Wow, that’s very… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s just so… beautiful,” mused Takagi. The other men were agreed with him. They were touched by Dak’s story. Shuichi then grinned mischievously, “Oh, by the way, I remember something. You are always jealous whenever you see a man flirt with your wife. That’s very possessive of you,” he teased. Dak snapped his neck in Shuichi’s direction, “Look who’s talking here. You always growl like a dog whenever someone else approaches Furuya-kun or Hiromitsu-kun. You always mutter ‘mine’ whenever that happens, just like the seagulls from ‘Finding Nemo’ movie. You even formed a one-finger salute once after you caught one of your gold digger co-workers flirting with them. I once nearly blew my own cover because of you, you know. You are even worse than me in this matter. You are just like Kansuke-kun in this matter since both of you are the alphas in your respective triad relationships while Taka’aki-kun and Hiromitsu-kun are the betas. Yui-kun and Furuya-kun are the omegas in this relationship. Seriously, you two are possessive as hell,” he retorted. Shuichi stuck his tongue out at Dak, “It’s none of your concern,” he retorted back. Kansuke laughed at Dak’s comment, “That’s exactly right!” Takagi was speechless while Date facepalmed, “Oh dear. You’ve got yourselves an extremely possessive mate, Hiro, Zero,” he said, “Speaking of alpha status, I guess that Kirishima girl is an alpha female like your wife, Dak-san. Ken really falls head over heels with her. He’s just like that Fangor boy. I heard that his girlfriend is an alpha female too. To be honest, I feel really sorry for both Arbron-san and Yomo-san. The history has repeated itself again. Well, I guess, it’s ‘Like father, like son’ for Tobias’ case and ‘Like mother, like daughter’ for Touka’s case. Double it with ‘Like mother, like girlfriend’ and ‘Like father, like boyfriend,’ Poor Marco and Ayato,” laughed Kansuke, earning deadpan stares from Takagi and Date, “Oh, and by the way,” he continued, “I guess now you can figure it out by yourself, Takagi. Don’t push yourself too hard and don’t force yourself on Sato either, she won’t like it,” Takagi nodded and thanked them for the advice. “Oh, and by the way, is that rumor true?” “What rumor, Takagi?” asked Kansuke. “People said that once you mated with a vampire, you will stop aging,” “Well, that’s true. Once we were mated, our magic got intertwined. It affects the aging process and halts it. It has some perks, you know, having a body that will always be at its’ prime state.” “I see… okay, thank you once again for the advice,” “You’re welcome,”

Somewhere else, Kaneki and Tobias sneezed in sync, “Huh? What’s wrong?” asked Megure, “No idea, sir,” both Kaneki and Tobias replied. They had a feeling that someone else was talking about their relationships with their girlfriends.

 

After the meeting ended, Kansuke decided to make a detour to a sex shop, since he was free that day. No cases so far and Kaneki was about to graduate in two weeks. He really wanted to spend his free time with his mates. While inside the shop, a crazy idea was formed in his mind. He smirked sinisterly as he took some dildos and condoms, ‘This is going to be fun,’ he mused. After all, they got an entire week off.

Kansuke came home carrying plastic bags containing everything he needed. The game was about to begin.

After dinner, Kansuke went into their shared bedroom. He prepared his tools and decided that the time is nearing. He beckoned his mates to the bedroom, “Well, since we get an entire week off, how about we try something new?” he asked, “Huh?” his submissives were confused, but soon they understood what he meant.

Komei had a cloth gag on his mouth. He already knew it. His alpha wanted to try something new and it involved a new type of kink. Now, he was powerless with both of his hands was tied behind by a kagune. His alpha’s kagune. A vibrator dildo was inside his hole and a cock ring was preventing him from getting orgasm, <Alpha…> he moaned pitifully. Kansuke caressed his face with his kagune. The cold, soft, smooth surface of the organ touched Komei’s cheek without injuring it a bit. On the other side, Yui was struggling to not moan. She was in a state of ecstasy as Kansuke was licking her clitoris while caressing her face with his kagune sometimes. Her hands were also cuffed by Kansuke’s detached kagune.  After that, he had five rounds of sex with her, “Kan-chan… don’t… ah… feels good…” “Admit it, you’re enjoying it, right?” Kansuke smirked as Yui continued to moan his name. A werewolf’s stamina was renowned as monstrous. Only vampires and ghouls could rival such a strength. After knotting Yui for the fifth time, he detached his koukaku kagune to make a makeshift soft pillow for Yui. After his knot shrunk down, he finally dealt with Komei. The poor vampire-ghoul hybrid was already frustrated for waiting for so long. Finally, Kansuke turned off the dildo and took off the cock ring. He threw away the sex toys and began to push into Komei’s hole. It was still loose from the previous round, so it was easy, <Alpha…> Kansuke who knew the meaning, slowly took off the kagune handcuff, freeing Komei’s hands and taking off the gag. After five rounds of sex, Komei decided that it was the right time for payback. While his alpha was still thrusting inside him, he viciously bit down the mating mark and sucked Kansuke’s blood while clawing his back. To make sure that his alpha won’t fight back, Komei summoned his kagune and manipulated its’ shape so that it formed a cage-like structure and circled them around, trapping both of them effectively. Kansuke was of course shocked, <My blood! You overgrown leech! You’re doing it on purpose, aren’t you?!> <It’s the payback for making me wait for so long, you stupid mutt! I don’t even get my turn yet!> Komei retorted. Kansuke growled, he knew that his sub was right. He was impressed by his mate’s quick thinking and creativity, <That’s some creative trap, you know,> he smirked. His knot expanded and locked them together. Komei blushed at his alpha’s compliment. He clearly didn’t expect that. <Well, I have to admit… This idea of yours is… I don’t know how to describe it, but… It feels… challenging,> <I know you will like it, leech. Don’t worry, we have a whole week to explore this new kink. You will get your turn with Yui tomorrow, besides…> Kansuke slowly yawned as the kagune cage slowly dissipated, <…you already drink a lot of blood from me. I need some time to recover,> <Of course, take your time, alpha,> “Good night, Komei,” Kansuke slowly laid down, but not before he made two makeshift pillows with his kagune, one for him and one for Komei. The triad slowly fell asleep in peace.

True enough, the triad spent the whole week experimenting on the new type of kink. They also learned how to shape their kagune into various types of traps and weapons. It was revealed that Yui rarely used her kagune because she was afraid that people would scorn her for it. It was all because of racist treatment from the policemen and policewomen who were under Kuroda’s influence. They learned together and together; they flourish even more. Aldrea was very impressed by their development. She already tried so hard to encourage them since their first day of training, but the Nagano Trio was pretty difficult to be convinced. Komei was because of his insecurity and struggles to adapt to the new situation while Kansuke preferred brutal attacks. She was proud of them. The Nagano triad decided to keep it a secret from Aldrea and everyone else. Whenever someone asked them, “How did you manage to develop weapons and traps from your kagune?” their answer was, “Learn to adapt. Besides, it’s more comfortable to be yourself when you’re not alone,” It was true for them. Together, they would face everything no matter what.

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Chapter 7: Dedicate Your Heart

 

After graduation, Ran and the others decided to enter the police academy. Eren and his fellow transfer students already decided that they would stay in Japan. With the help of their parents and relatives, they finished the papers that were necessary to validate their new status as Japanese citizens. Sonoko was unsure about Ran’s choice, but Ran stayed firm on her feet. In the end, Sonoko had no choice but to let Ran go, “Good luck, Ran,” she smiled as Ran walked to the police academy.

At the hall, they met Edward and Naruto who were looking snobbish and arrogant, “What are you doing here?” asked Mikasa with a stoic tone, “Eh, just some easy money. Heard that the policemen never go bankrupt,” Ed shrugged, “That’s really hypocrite of you two, considering that you never like police officers at all and you only graduate because of the teachers’ pity,” laughed Reiner. The commotion was only stopped when the police officers entered the hall. They stood on the stage with some of the best graduates. One of them was Ken Kaneki who was recently graduated and joined the homicide division. His brothers forbade him from joining PSB because they were worried about his safety. As the result, he was placed under Kogoro’s command in the homicide division as Date’s subordinate. Ed and Naruto dropped their jaws when they saw Kaneki, “WHAT?! What is that Mr. Goody Two Shoes doing here?!” they yelled. Everyone shushed them instantly. Aldrea cleared her throat and opened the speech, “Welcome to the police academy. Here, we educate youngsters to become fully-fledged policemen and policewomen. We heard that some of them are here just for fame and glory. Others are here for easy money, while the others are pushed by their family against their own will. Here, we don’t need those people. To join this academy, one must wholeheartedly join by their own will. There are risks for this job. There are homicide division, bomb disposal squad, theft division, arson division, intelligence service, traffic department, terrorism response department, etc. All of them have risks. So, we want to ask one question to all of you: Are you ready to face death in your duty?” Everyone went silent, no answer at all. Erwin then stepped forward, “DID YOU LISTEN TO HER QUESTION?! ARE YOU READY TO DIE ON DUTY?!” Again, no answer at all. Megure stepped forward, “If you have no courage, just go home already, and don’t come back,” Soon enough a lot of youngsters left the hall. Ed and Naruto were the first ones to leave. They were too afraid to face the risk of death. Amidst the sea of the leaving youngsters, the Scouts of Freedom were frozen in their positions. Kaneki witnessed all of it. He was disappointed at the fact that everyone was afraid to face death. It was the risk of the duty after all.

 

‘What should I do? It is the risk of our duty, after all, we can’t just leave. I already made this decision, but I’m still very afraid,’ – Ran.

‘I’m so scared. I am already far away from my parents in Osaka and I have to face death on duty. Dad said it is a normal thing. But, can I face it?’ – Kazuha.

‘Should I do this? I’m really nervous,’ – Aoko.

‘I’m not sure about this. Can I face this? I’m not strong nor skillful. Can I face this?’ – Armin.

‘Should I go home? No, I can’t go home. I already made this decision. But I’m still scared,’ – Bertolt.

‘This is the beginning of our hellish journey. Class rep once said that every job has its own risk. I have to be prepared. This is not for popularity. This is for justice,’ – Jean.

‘I’m scared. I want to go home,’ – Sasha.

‘I don’t know. Can I face this?’ – Connie.

‘It’s scary. But I don’t want to burden my family any longer. There’s no way I would let Hidemi-nee and Dad fight by themselves,’ – Eisuke.

‘I already decided to delay my dream to inherit my father’s company. I have to be ready to face the risks,’ – Tobias.

‘Is it really worth it?’ – Eren.

 

In the end, there were only Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Reiner, Bertolt, Annie, Ran, Kazuha, Aoko, Masumi, Marco, Jean, Connie, Sasha, Rachel, Tobias, Touka, Eisuke, and a huge ghoul named Kazuichi Banjou remained in the hall. Erwin smiled and looked at them, “Congratulations, you already decided to stay in the academy. From now on, this will be your home until you graduate. Devote your heart!” Erwin did the salute. His right hand formed a fist and placed it over his heart. The remaining youngsters followed suit, “Yes, sir!” they chorused. The decision has been made. They will fight till the last breath.

“It’s just like the old times, right?” said Date after the speech was over. Rei nodded sadly. It was really unfortunate indeed. Many youngsters were afraid of the risk of working as police. The soon-to-be academy students moved their things to the dormitory. Kazuha already wrote to her parents that she would enter the police academy. Ginshiro and his wife gave their blessings while telling Kazuha to be careful. Ginzo was very hesitant to let his daughter go, but after Aoko reassured him that she would be just fine, Ginzo finally allowed his daughter to go. As for the Edogawa triplets, they learned under Alan’s tutelage. Alan had a program where students who had difficulty studying due to distance and fees could learn through his digital classes. With this, Kaito, Shinichi, and Heiji were no longer worried about their high school lessons anymore. They joined the classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Alan was very patient to teach them. Kaneki began to work as a detective in the homicide division. Date usually supervised him to make sure that no harm ever came to Kaneki, considering on how Renya Karasuma already tried to send his devilish minions many times to harm Kaneki. Every attempt was failed thanks to Dak’s amber amulet. For now, they had to focus on a bizarre case. The Binge Eater Case.

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Chapter 8: Binge Eater

 

“Are you sure about this, Kazami?” asked Rei, “Very sure, Furuya-san. From the reports we have received from the homicide division so far, the victims of Binge Eater are mostly young attractive males. Sometimes, not only human corpses, but there are also corpses of ghouls and other creatures. The culprit also goes after beautiful women as their target. I guess the culprit is a binge eater.” Kazami shivered at the details he had just mentioned. “Any other information?” asked Taka’aki. The former PSB agent was invited upon Aldrea’s request to solve the case, “There are sightings of an enormous kakuja, sir,” “What kind of kakuja, Shiratori?” Kakashi asked, “It was 13 meters tall and shaped like a black widow spider. The kakuja devoured its victims mercilessly. Oddly enough, it has the same eating habit as Binge Eater. It tends to prey on good-looking people too. Coincidentally, the description of one of the victims matched the latest report of Binge Eater’s latest victim,” “How you can be so sure?” “The victim managed to escape from Binge Eater’s grasp. The man had an oval-shaped face with black hair and yellow eyes. He came to the police office once to report the culprit. Unfortunately, that kakuja devoured the man before he could lead the policemen to the culprit, but his head remained intact while the rest of his body was devoured,” “Has anyone ever seen that kakuja’s true body?” asked Aldrea, “No, ma’am,” Takagi answered. Aldrea stood up from her seat, “Alright, we need more clues. Contact Megure right now, Kazami,”

The detectives from the homicide division gathered with the PSB agents to discuss Binge Eater. They looked tense and nervous. This case was a serious one. The Binge Eater had devoured at least 173 victims while the Black Widow, as they called the kakuja had devoured at least 294 victims, a large amount indeed. Aldrea showed them the statistics of the victims, all of them were good-looking people from various species. After a long discussion, finally, they came to a solid conclusion, “The Binge Eater is a female ghoul,” said Megure. “How can you be so sure, sir?” asked Yamamura, “The targets are mostly good-looking men with some of them being women. We can assume that the culprit herself is a femme fatale. She’s also obsessed with appearance as all of her preys are good-looking people,” Jara explained, “But, what about her eating habit?” “Good question. From the retrieved corpses, we can see that she is a sloppy eater and a picky one too, given how she never finishes eating a corpse and switched to another corpse to eat. She’s also a nomadic one as she tends to move away to different locations to prevent capture,” “So, she has a Jabba table manner, Yamato-keibu?” “Well, you can say that,” Kansuke shrugged. Yamamura shivered in disgust, “What a glutton,” he muttered. “Well, the best option is to tell people to not get out in late-night as the Binge Eater always does her actions at midnight,” Kogoro concluded. Kaneki then raised his hand, “Excuse me, sir, but I think that the Binge Eater and Black Widow are the same person as they eat good-looking victims and left the same pattern of eating, you know, the part where they never finished eating a corpse as a whole,” Everyone was shocked at the revelation. So, that makes the victims of Binge Eater aka. Black Widow became 467 in total.

“What? The Binge Eater and Black Widow are the same person?” said Heiji as he finished tidying up his bed, “Yeah, that’s what I heard from Takagi-keibu. He said that the policemen concluded it just now,” said Kaito as he took his wristwatch from his desk. The policemen were now at Takagi’s apartment to discuss the next step of their operation. Binge Eater was a tricky one. They needed a disguise to lure her out, “We need to disguise ourselves,” “Yeah, but how, Megure-keibu?” asked Chiba. After a quite long discussion, Hiro finally stood up from his seat, “Alright everyone, for this mission… We will go under disguise!” he declared. The triplets suddenly felt a wave of uncomfortableness washed over them, ‘Don’t tell us…’

 

A local nightclub

“Hey, hey. I don’t think this is gonna work. I feel uncomfortable with all of those stares!” Jinpei exclaimed. For now, Jinpei, Hagi, Hiro, Rei, and Kaneki were dressed like ladies with the usage of Frolis Maneuver while Megure, Nakamori, Date, Kogoro, Shiratori Takagi, Chiba, and Sato dressed as waiters. Somehow, Hiro managed to drag Shuichi – or rather, Shuichi insisted to join, considering his possessive alpha personality – into the investigation. Date was struggling very hard not to laugh at Jinpei’s plight. Shuichi dressed as a curvy attractive woman with long wavy black hair. Hiro had her hair long and braided neatly while Rei’s hair stayed short. “Now, now, Joanne, that’s not how ladies talk,” Hiro chastised, “How can I become a better lady, Hiromitsu?!” Jinpei snapped, “Just try to be more feminine,” “Same for you, Kaneki!” “Well, yeah…” “Hold on a second, didn’t Kaneki-kun get scarred for life after what you and Furuya-kun did?” asked Megure pointedly, “Well, guess that he rubbed some of his habits onto him,” laughed Date, earning glares from Hiro and Rei. Nakamori was silently relieved that he didn’t have to deal with wacky subordinates in his division. “Well, it can’t be helped. Binge Eater’s targets are good-looking people, we have no choice but to go undercover,” Rei explained. The group then split and looked for potential clues. Jinpei had to chase away some perverts from Hagi. She didn’t want those men ogling on Hagi like that! Suddenly, an idea sparked in her mind and she smirked at Hagi, ‘This is going to be fun,’ she mused. Unknown to them, a pair of eyes watched them from a distance, “Nice try… but you won’t be able to catch me. I will be the one who catches you,” she laughed silently as she exited the club.

 

Jinpei and Kenji’s bedroom

The mission ended in a partial success where Chiba managed to get a piece of information from a regular customer. That man described the Binge Eater as a purple-haired woman with glasses. The man escaped from Binge Eater’s clutch once. Jinpei laid Hagi on the bed.  Hagi was still in his female form while Jinpei already demorphed. Jinpei smirked as he loomed over Hagi and began to nip her nipples. Hagi moaned slowly, “Jin…pei…chan,” Jinpei then proceeded to suck even harder while fingering Hagi’s clitoris. When he was done with the nipple, he moved on to the next one. Hagi continued to moan and finally had an orgasm. Jinpei took off his finger from Hagi and licked the juice, “Taste nice. I want more,” Jinpei licked his lips. He then proceeded to suck and lick, this time, right at Hagi’s clit. Hagi continued to moan and begged for more. After the second orgasm, Hagi finally begged, “Jinpei-chan, please… inside… now…” Jinpei’s cock throbbed at the request and without a second thought, he shoved his cock into his lover and thrust brutally. Hagi could only moan as Jinpei thrust harder into her, “Jinpei-chan, m-more! Please!” Jinpei was more than happy to oblige. After five minutes, they reached orgasm together. Hagi then placed Matsuda’s head between her breasts and hugged him in her sleep, ‘60B cup,’ Matsuda mused in his sleep as he inhaled the milky scent.

 

On the next day, the girls went shopping together. They were looking for some new clothes and underwear. Aldrea herself never wore any kind of underwear as she usually wore the morphing outfit whenever she’s in her human morph, so this was her first experience. They had fun trying new clothes and swimsuits. Aldrea decided to get herself some bra and asked the shop assistant to measure her size. To her and the girls’ surprise, it turned out that her bust size was 130 cm, even bigger than her calculation. She was so astonished, so she asked the shop assistant to measure her size two more times, with the same result. Aldrea was deeply embarrassed as the result. She finally decided to find herself some pairs of bras and finally bought some K-sized bras and panties. Yumi joked at Miwako about what kind of wedding dress she would wear while Sonoko and Ran were trying some new swimsuits with Aoko, Kazuha, Masumi, and Rachel. At the end of the day, the girls bumped into a woman, “Oh, I’m sorry, I’m so clumsy,” the woman apologized. Ran forgave her, but Aldrea felt uneasy around that woman. She spared a glance at Miwako who nodded in understanding.

 

Hamee Residence, Beika

“What? The girl you met on the way home was the Binge Eater?” said Megure. “Yes, and she’s a pretty good actress, to be honest,” said Aldrea. She told everyone about the encounter after the shopping day was over, “She’s indeed a good-looking woman. I bet that she uses her beauty to lure her victims, just like Vermouth. And her mouth smelled a bit like a fresh corpse, which means she has captured another victim recently,” Sato mused. As a ghoul, Sato’s senses of smell and hearing were superior compared to her fellow ghouls. Everyone was digesting the information silently when suddenly, there’s a big explosion happened. It destroyed the walls of the living room. Everyone ducked to avoid flying debris. When the dust cleared, Rize Kamishiro, the Binge Eater aka. Black Widow showed herself. It wasn’t an explosion, but the walls were destroyed by Rize’s kagune, “I finally found you, Aldrea-Iskillion-Falan, or should I call you, Aldrea Hamee?” she gleefully laughed. “How do you find out?” “It’s easy, I followed you silently after we bumped into each other. When I finally managed to follow you home, I heard you talked with Cider on phone. Turns out that he is Dak Hamee, your husband. That man will be delighted for sure.” Rize laughed sinisterly. Kogoro, Megure, and Nakamori couldn’t help but shiver in fear, ‘This woman is insane!’ they screamed in fear. Rize then proceeded to attack everyone. She lunged towards Kaneki, her kagune danced elegantly and formed one big drill. But Kaneki, being an experienced fighter, quickly shaped his kagune into a wall. Rize was having a tough time cracking the shield open, “You’re one tough rock to break!” she screamed in rage. Sato used the momentum as an opening. She struck Rize from the side with her kagune. Rize barely managed to escape with some scratches here and there. She viciously tried to attack Sato, but the inspector was more agile than her. She shot an array of indigo bullets tirelessly. As an ukaku ghoul, Sato had an incredible amount of stamina compared to a normal ukaku ghoul. Takagi was astonished for a moment before Shiratori slapped his face a few times to bring him back to reality, “Takagi-kun! Can you hear me! We need to fight!” Shiratori yelled. A dumbfounded Takagi snapped back into reality and shook his head, “Y-yes, sir!” From afar, the triplets and Yumi stared with deadpan expressions, ‘How hopeless, just propose her already,’ they snarked. Rize managed to corner Kogoro and her kagune went straight towards the inspector’s skull. Kogoro barely managed to escape with the kagune landing only a few centimeters above his head. Rize gave a tough fight to everyone involved. Even the agile and skilled Aldea had great difficulty in facing her. Komei landed a kick on Rize’s stomach, sending the femme fatale crashing the wall nearby. Without wasting any time, Komei stomped on Rize’s stomach to immobilize her, “Great job you did there, Komei!” Kansuke cheered, “Give up already, Binge Eater. You’ve lost.” Rize merely laughed, “You think that you already won? Wrong.” Rize summoned her kagune unexpectedly and stabbed Komei and tore off his right arm. Rize then took a bite of the arm, “Taste nice, it is such a delicacy,” she smirked sinisterly. Everyone instantly felt nauseous while Hagi and Jinpei threw up immediately, “This is the reason why we don’t want to be in the homicide division,” Jinpei coughed after he finished throwing up. “What a glutton,” Yumi shivered. “Komei, are you okay?” “I’m fine, Kansuke-kun. It’s just an arm,” Komei panted as his arm grew back. Rize laughed sinisterly as she summoned her kakuja, “I’m going to devour all of you!” she laughed as an enormous black widow spider – which was her kakuja form – loomed over everyone, “As expected from the black widow herself,” Aldrea smirked as she morphed into a female Hork-Bajir. “If you want to capture me, you have to go through these critters first!” The giant kakuja opened its mouth and numerous spiders were crawling out of it. Kogoro and Nakamori screamed in horror as they had arachnophobia, “SPIDERS!” they screamed in horror. They instantly clung onto poor Kakashi who then struggled against their grip on him, “Get off of me!” he yelled, but it was useless, “Why spiders?! Why does it have to be spiders of all things?!” Nakamori screamed in horror. Yumi, Shinichi, Heiji, and Kaito could only watch from a distance, ‘That’s some police inspectors for you,’ they snarked. The others continued to fight while Megure was trying his best to convince Kogoro and Nakamori to release Kakashi.

The spiders kept coming and Rize was thoroughly enjoying herself. In the moments of despair, Takagi decided to make his move. He grabbed Sato’s arm and pulled her to his side, “Sato-san, will you marry me?” “Is this the right time to ask for it?!” Sato snarked as she sliced another spider. They were separated when a bunch of spiders swarmed towards them. After giving the spiders a good dose of slicing, Takagi returned to Sato’s side, “Maybe this is our only chance. I already made my choice, what about you?” Sato blushed at the confession, “HATAKE-KEIBU! Marry us!” she yelled. Kakashi who finally managed to free himself from Kogoro and Nakamori sliced one of the spiders and screamed, “Can’t you see that I’m busy here?!” Takagi replied, “This is our only chance, sir!” “Oh, hell no! I’m not going to do it!” Takagi then used the puppy eyes tactic on Kakashi. Everyone was just basically shocked by the event. The triplets and Yumi dropped their jaws in disbelief, ‘Seriously?!’ they gaped in disbelief. ‘And here I thought that Furuya-kun and Hiro-kun’s wedding is the weirdest one. Oh dear, how hopeless,’ Megure snarked mentally. Kakashi tried to resist, but he failed to do so, “Okay, fine! I’ll do it!” he then electrocuted the spiders in front of him and continued to fight, “Ladies and gentlemen, today we are here to witness the union of two hopeless romantics,” he kicked one of the spiders from his leg, “Miwako Sato, do you accept Wataru Takagi as your husband?” “I do!” “Wataru Takagi, do you accept Miwako Sato as your wife?” “I do, sir!” “Do you promise to always be together in health and sickness, in joy and sorrow, in rich and poor, and… goddamit! These spiders are endless!” “Just do it, sir!” Takagi begged. “Urgh! Okay, fine. Will you always be together side by side both as working partners and soulmates forever?” “Not even death could separate us!” both Takagi and Sato answered, “As an agent, now I pronounce you as husband and wife, now you may kiss…” Kakashi was cut off yet again when one of the spiders landed on his face, <JUST KISS ALREADY!> he yelled in a booming thought-speech, already frustrated by all of the shenanigans. Takagi kissed Sato passionately while Chiba, Jinpei, Hagi, Kogoro, Nakamori, and Megure dropped their jaws. Kaneki had a dumbfounded expression on his face while Shiratori sweatdropped at the sight. Kansuke merely whistled, “That’s a quick one,” he said while Komei facepalmed. Aldrea mentally groaned as she fought off the kakuja’s immense mandibles, ‘Oh dear…’ Rize laughed at the sight, “What a cute couple, then I will make your wedding vow come true. Together even in death, right?!” The giant spider’s front legs lunged towards the couple, only to be cut down into pieces by Takagi’s kagune. Everyone was astonished by the sight. An annoyed Rize then proceeded to lunge towards the couple, only to have her kakuja stabbed from underground, “What the?! When did you do it?!” “Weil, I guess you overestimate yourself, Binge Eater. You were way too focused on your little spiders. I managed to plant some kagune traps around your main kakuja’s body. If your kakuja moves within the trap’s proximity, the trap will spring out and stab it, rendering it immobile.” Komei explained. Rize screamed in rage as she quickly detached herself from her kakuja and aimed her kagune towards Sato, but Kansuke was way faster than her. He sliced Rize into halves before the femme fatale could get a chance of killing Sato, “I got four words for you: mouthwash and mint breath. Seriously, your mouth smells exactly like a carcass,” he snarked. Jinpei and Hagi laughed like crazy at the insult. Even Kakashi had a difficult time maintaining his stoic demeanor. Rize was enraged even further. She lunged towards Kansuke, but a tree fell upon her, crushing her waist and rendering her immobile. It turned out that the tree itself was already very old, and thus, everyone was saved by an old tree.

 

PSB HQ

Rize was taken for interrogation as she was a member of the Washuu Clan while Aldrea had to stay at Kakashi’s house as her own house was damaged. Seerow already decided that he and the others would stay at an inn for a while as soon as he heard the news. Yumi teased her best friend about the marriage, “Well, Miwako, I think you are one lucky woman. You’re married to a kind-hearted man who will always support you no matter what, unlike those sycophants. Maybe one day, you will have children of your own,” Unknown to Yumi, her words hurt Taka’aki and Kansuke. They looked pained at the mention of children. Chiba who noticed it soon elbowed Yumi, <Yumi-san, I think you shouldn’t mention it,> he said in private thought speech. Yumi was confused and didn’t understand, but as soon as she saw Taka’aki and Kansuke’s expressions, she quickly apologized to them and left awkwardly with Chiba. Nakamori who noticed it decided to have a pep talk with them, “What’s wrong?” “No, it’s just… We wanted to have children for a long time, and yet…” Nakamori completely understood the pain they had been through. Megure told him about it. It was indeed very painful. Nakamori cleared his throat, “Pardon me for being rude, but… why do you want to have children so bad?” Taka’aki gave Nakamori a sad smile, “When I was just a teen, I lost my parents. Then I had to live separately from Hiromitsu. He was raised by our relatives in Tokyo while I remained in Nagano. I felt so lonely during that time. When we found Ken back then, he was very miserable. He was just an eight-year-old boy. He was on the verge of turning into a nine-year-old. He looked miserable. He was nothing more than a frightened young boy who was unable to make his own choices. His birth family never loved him at all. I hate being all alone. Because it reminds me of how I lost my parents and had to live far away from Hiromitsu. That’s why I decided to adopt Ken. I did my best to take care of both him and Hiromitsu. When I got married, I thought that we would have a happy life together…” Taka’aki was unable to continue as he was sobbing silently. His body trembled in agony and pain. Kansuke patted Taka’aki’s back gently, “It’s okay, Komei. We will get through this together. That’s our vow as a married triad, right? Maybe one day, we will have a dozen of them.” Komei smiled a little and nodded, wiping his tears away. Nakamori couldn’t help but drop his jaw a little, “Hold on a second, isn’t that a little too many?” “I know that we sound like madmen, but we wanted to have children.” Kansuke sighed as he placed a hand on Komei’s shoulder, “Poor Komei. Life is never easy for him. Whenever something good happens to him, bad things followed. He’s already suffered all alone for a long time and neither I nor Yui will leave him alone,” Kansuke declared. Nakamori went silent for a moment. He realized that he had been so distant towards his daughter after his wife’s death. He wanted to visit Aoko. His train of thoughts was suddenly interrupted by the arrival of officer Yui who rushed towards her husbands, “Kan-chan, Komei-kun. Are you okay?” she asked as she handed each of them a thermos of warm tea. Kansuke chuckled as he took the thermos, “We’re fine, don’t worry. We just had to deal with a gluttonous femme fatale.” Yui sighed in relief as she hugged her husbands. Seeing the scene, Nakamori vowed to himself that he would never neglect his daughter ever again.

On the next day, Ginzo paid a visit to his daughter at the dormitory. Aoko was surprised to see her father, “Dad?” “Aoko, I’m sorry that I ignored you all these years. I want to spend time with you and make up for all of those years. Can you forgive this selfish old jerk?” Nakamori had no courage to look at his daughter’s eyes. Aoko sincerely hugged her dad, shocking Nakamori, “Yes, I would love to, and I already forgave you for a long time,” she smiled. Nakamori sobbed into his daughter’s embrace. He finally fixed the rift between him and his daughter for good. Kaito smiled as he watched from afar with Shinichi and Heiji, ‘Good job, Nakamori-keibu,’ they saluted.