Chapter 1: Chapter 1: New Job and Adaptation
Everyone started to adapt with their new condition
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…
Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Motivation
Levi asked about Kaneki's motive
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…
Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Life-changing Incident
An incident changed their lives forever
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.
Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Animorphs and Alloran
Kaneki and his allies decided to try their luck on the most arrogant scientist ever.
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.
I'll post the list of Animorphs members in my series soon.
Chapter 5: Chapter 5: Pathetic
Everyone discovered how pathetic Alloran was.
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…
I will post the explicit chapter next. It will involve some kagune kink. For the Babel tower idiom, I use it because it fits Alloran so much.
Chapter 6: Chapter 6: Alpha
Takagi asked for some relationship advice and a new kink was discovered.
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.
“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 peeling 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.
A 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.
I can see that the tropes 'Like father, like son' and 'Like parent, like spouse' really fit the bill in this chapter. As for Ayato, Arbron, Yomo, and Marco, they became the third wheel of course. History indeed repeated itself.
Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Dedicate Your Heart
One must dedicate their heart to the cause.
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.
Chapter 8: Chapter 8: Binge Eater
The detectives had to deal with a dangerous femme fatale who was also a binge eater.
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?!” “Well, 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.
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.
I gave arachnophobia for Nakamori and Kogoro for more comedic effects. The proposing and wedding scene was inspired by The Pirates of Caribbean. Regarding Rize's appetite, she's simply an utter glutton who only hunts for fun and obsessed with beauty. In this story whenever a gender-bending character like Rei changes into a woman, she uses 'she' to refer to herself.
Chapter 9: Chapter 9: Clover
A new student appeared.
Chapter 9: Clover
The ladies were having an afternoon tea together. They teased Sato about the proposal from Takagi, “I feel really sorry for Hatake-keibu. I bet he’s having a headache now,” Sonoko teased, “Yeah, I saw him being grouchy for the whole day. Apparently, he’s been mumbling things like, ‘Why I ended up with these people?’. I do feel really sorry for him,” said Yumi. Sato could only blush and mutter apologies for the poor triple agent.
It was a bright day for everyone. The weather was nice and sunny. A new student just got transferred to Ayato’s school. Her name was Hinami Fueguchi. She’s a sweet and kind girl. Ayato fell in love with her at the first sight.
When he arrived home, Ayato was still lovestruck, “Oh dear. What’s wrong, Ayato? Did you just meet a girl?” Hikari teased her son. Ayato was snapped from his daydream to see his mother grin teasingly, “Shut up. It’s none of your concern,” he tried to deny it. But Hikari Kirishima knew her children very well, ‘He’s just like Arata when we met for the first time,’ she mused.
On the next day, Ayato tried his best to look cool as usual, but whenever Hinami was around, he got flustered quickly. Date who took notice of the incident decided to have some discussions with his fellow policemen.
“It seems like, another pair of lovebirds have appeared,” “Again?” Megure was surprised as he took a sip of his coffee. “Lovebirds are common occurrences these days,” laughed Hagi. “Well, speaking about lovebirds, some of them are Amazon chasers, unfortunately,” Arbron complained, “What are you talking about?” asked Date, “To put it simply, Alan’s father, Noorlin fell in love with aunt Forlay after she defeated him in the tail-blade fight. The same thing goes for Aximili where he fell in love with Estrid after she defeated him in a similar fashion. As for Alan… well, you guys already know that.” “I remember when Uehara-kun and her husbands got transferred here. When I asked her how they got together, Yamato-kun answered that they knew each other since they were kids. When Uehara-kun graduated from the police academy, many men avoided her because of her judo skills and she gained some muscles as a result of her training, but her husbands said that she became more attractive than before. They said that she was their type,” Megure explained. “Speaking of which, Bertolt apparently also has a crush on Annie and Armin, but he simply couldn’t spit it out. He’s always sulking in our dormitory bedroom whenever he fails to confess his feelings,” Reiner added. “Well, for Tobias, it takes up to eleven. In the first week of our academy days, many boys flocked up to Rachel and asked her to become their girlfriend. She already rejected them many times but they were persistent and stalked her everywhere. Rachel went ballistic after a week of flirting and stalking. Plus, she found them harassed Tobias. She beat the crap out of every single of them. It took Tobias’ efforts to prevent her from going further as he was the only one who could calm her down. The next day, she faced a group of burglars on her way to the mall with Tobias. She proceeded to beat them into pulp. Well, Tobias was absolutely lovestruck instead of frightened by the sight. As people said, no guy wants an Amazon. Oh, and a little bonus for you guys, Rachel had just gained some muscles after training at the gym for the past few weeks and she’s now capable of carrying Tobias on her shoulder like a potato sack.” said Marco. Everyone went silent after Marco’s story finished, “Sheesh, just like Elfangor and Aximili before him. Why, every single man in the Fangor family has to be an Amazon chaser?” Arbron snarked, “Well, I guess that’s because they like strong and independent women as their partners,” Shiratori reasoned, “Well, it can’t be helped. It runs in the family after all,” Megure sighed.
Hinami visited Anteiku after school. There, she met new friends in the form of the employees and Yoshimura. They were friendly and kind to her. In addition, she got to know Kaneki who was a former employee of the café from Yoshimura. Hinami was very happy to have new friends. Unfortunately, her father witnessed a bloody scene where a man slaughtered an elderly ghoul lady and her grandchildren before disappearing without a trace.
“What? Mr. Fueguchi went missing?” asked Megure, “Yes, sir. My husband has been missing for three days,” Ryouko Fueguchi nodded. Date noted down Ryouko’s statement. Asaki Fueguchi had been reported missing for three days. Hinami was fidgeting in her seat. She looked worried. She really wanted to find her father but she had no clue about her father’s current whereabouts.
It was a rainy day. Hinami and her mother had just exited the bookstore when Hinami caught her father’s scent. She happily rushed to the source of the scent, hoping to meet her father only to encounter a strange rotund man with white eyes and peg leg in a narrow alley, “Dad?” Hinami was confused while Ryouko was terrified. The man, Shiki Kijima was holding a quinque that was made from Asaki’s kagune. Ryouko quickly told her daughter to run away before Kijima beheaded her. A horrified Hinami ran away and she kept running until she was exhausted. Chiba found her on the street, soaked by the rain and crying.
Everyone was horrified when they heard about Ryouko’s death. Hinami was sobbing as she recounted her experience. Then, it was decided that Date and his fiancée would take care of Hinami after Ryouko’s death while the others investigated Ryouko’s death.
Irish was disgusted of Kijima’s deeds. While he knew he did dirty jobs as a BO member and he hated magical creatures, he couldn’t help but feel repulsed when Kijima told him that he was going to kill a ghoul child, of all people. He decided to follow Kijima, just to make sure that he wouldn’t do anything crazy. He really missed Curacao and her smile. Too bad Rum had transformed her into a mindless killing machine. He had no idea that his mindset would change forever after this…
Takagi was investigating Kasahara river. He brought Hinami along with him as it was the place where Ryouko was killed. Suddenly, he heard Hinami scream in horror. Kijima had shown himself. He gleefully brought out his new set of quinque, made of Ryouko’s kagune, “You won’t fight your mommy and daddy, right?” he laughed. Takagi pushed Hinami out of the way, impaling himself in the process. Kijima became even more gleeful when he saw Takagi’s kakugan, “So you’re Kanou’s successful experiment, huh? This is getting more exciting!” laughed Kijima as he brought out Fueguchi 1.
Irish was confronted by Kaneki and Hiro who spotted him near the bridge, “Scotch, is that you?” “Irish-san, long time no see,” Irish gritted his teeth, “Because of you, my mentor figure was killed by Gin! You filthy half-breed!” Irish took out his quinque, Doujima ½. Hiro quickly dodged the quinque, dragging Kaneki out of the way.
Takagi was struggling as he was pinned on the wall by Fueguchi 2. Hinami got captured by Fueguchi 1, “So, how it feels like when you are about to die? You pitiful half-breed,” Kijima cackled. “How it feels like? How it feels like, you said? People like you make us suffer! You heartless people really take joy in persecuting innocent people who you considered as trash only because they’re not humans! I really hate people like that. Your narrow-minded mindset is what makes you the worst trash ever existed. Is it wrong to just want to live?” snapped Takagi. “Like the hell I would care. Now, let me deal the finishing blow,” laughed Kijima as he brought down Fueguchi 1, “STOOOPP!!!” Hinami’s scream echoed through the walls.
Rinkaku kagune clashed against koukaku quinque. Irish was giving a tough battle for Kaneki and Hiro. The BO member was determined to kill them to avenge Pisco’s death. Kaneki was hesitant to attack Irish. He didn’t want to kill Irish, but if he didn’t fight, Hinami would die. Having no other choice, Kaneki finally decided to fight Irish. He destroyed his quinque and knocked him off. Irish expected a finishing blow, but none came. Kaneki just stood silently, “What’s wrong? Just kill me already!” Irish sneered. Kaneki sobbed as tears fell from his eyes, “Irish-san, please stop. I know you still have kindness in your heart. I know it,” Irish was astonished. A half-ghoul just spared his life? This is absurd, utterly absurd. But somehow, he saw sincerity and kindness in that boy’s eyes. Just like Curacao before she was brainwashed.
Ten years ago
“Irish-san! Are you okay?” Curacao fretted over Irish when he returned from a particularly gruesome mission, “I’m fine, just stop fretting over me,” Irish groused as Curacao tended his injuries. The new agent applied some bandaged aid and wrapped his injured arm with a clean cloth. Irish saw kindness and sincerity in those mismatched eyes. He was touched by Curacao’s kindness. For a dark organization like BO, kindness was a taboo thing. And yet, it still existed. Curacao was that kindness.
“Curacao?” Irish mumbled as he stared at Kaneki, “She’s still alive,” Hiro answered, “What, really?” “Yes, she faked her death five years ago and is currently under witness protection program,” Irish couldn’t help but cry in relief and regret. Kaneki kneeled down and extended his right hand, “Come on, Irish-san. We’ll help you,” Irish was hesitant, “But why? I’m not worthy of this. I tried to kill you,” Kaneki shook his head and smiled, “No, Irish-san. You deserved a second chance. We’ll help you,” Irish slowly took Kaneki’s hand and hugged him. Hiro was proud of his little brother. One more soul was salvaged before it’s too late.
Kijima felt a flash of pain, “Huh? My quinque is gone?” then a thump could be heard, “No, I’ve lost my right hand,” Takagi was surprised, “Hinami-chan…” Hinami’s sob could be heard, “Don’t hurt Takagi-keibu anymore… Don’t use mommy and daddy for that!” Hinami screamed as her dual kagune shot out. Kijima dropped Takagi like a rag doll, “How magnificent! You are inheriting your parents’ kagune! It’s a rare type! I want it! Give it to me!” Kijima shot Fueguchi 1, but it got grabbed and Kijima was thrown away and his leg got sliced. Hinami was sobbing as her kagune disintegrated. Takagi who was still recovering slowly approached Hinami and gently hugged her, “It’s okay, Hinami-chan, don’t worry, I’m here,” “I’m really sorry. I’m the reason why mom died. It’s all my fault…” “Ssshhh… It’s okay, it’s not your fault. No one blames you,” Takagi patted Hinami’s back gently. Kijima sneered as he woke up, “How filthy. Well, then, I will have you two as my collection…” Kijima’s rant was cut off when Kansuke shot him from behind. Kansuke then rushed towards Takagi and Hinami, “Are you okay?” “Yes, we’re fine,” Takagi smiled as he slowly stood up, helped by Hinami of course and they reunited with the rest of the team.
Irish had a tearful reunion with Curacao. He really missed her so much. After a long discussion, finally, the alphabet agencies placed Irish – now named Hubert – under the witness protection program. Hinami was adjusting to her new life with Date and Natalie. She slowly forgave herself for Ryouko’s death and returned to her cheerful self. But the BO was still looming. They had to be careful.
Hinami’s bedroom, Date and Natalie’s house
Hinami was humming to herself as she drew something, “Hinami-chan, it’s dinner time!” Natalie called from the kitchen. “Yes, I’ll be there!” Hinami replied. She quickly tidied her desk and ran to the kitchen. They had miso soup with grilled tuna for dinner. It was a nice dinner with caramel pudding as the dessert.
Natalie was cleaning Hinami’s bedroom as she found Hinami’s drawing. It was a drawing where Hinami was holding hands with Natalie and Date. Natalie was surprised to see the drawing, “Natalie, is everything okay?” Date called. Then he saw Hinami’s drawing. Under the drawing, it was written:
‘I’m so happy to have you as my parents. Now I have two sets of parents who love me. Thank you for everything, mom, dad.’
Date and Natalie couldn’t help but cry in happiness. They were relieved to know that Hinami loved them. At first, they were afraid that Hinami was scared of them, considering how Asaki and Ryouko’s deaths left her traumatized. But now, they were no longer worried. When Hinami came home from school, she was greeted with a big warm hug from Date and Natalie.
Akai Family house
“You know what? Sometimes when I see Kaneki-kun, it feels like I see Elena. She’s very kind, just like him.” said Mary. Everyone went silent at Mary’s confession, “Well, for me, he reminds me of my own old man. He’s a dreamy boy who is always kind towards other people even when said people wronged him. He’s just a child, and yet, he matures faster than most of his peers,” Aldrea had a sad smile on her face. “It’s true. While he can’t tolerate crimes, there are times he sympathizes with the culprits after he heard their confession. He’s very compassionate. I guess that he got it from Hiromitsu-san.” Conan nodded. Mary took a glance at the night sky, “Elena, I’m sorry I couldn’t save you but don’t worry. Your daughters are safe and sound. We will protect them no matter what. I want to tell you something, by the way. There’s a boy who reminds me of you so much. His name is Ken Kaneki. I’m sure you would like him if you met him,” Mary smiled as tears slowly fell from her eyes. Unknown to her, Elena and Atsushi were smiling at her in the afterlife, “Thank you, nee-chan,” Elena whispered.
Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Be Careful What You Wish For
Sometimes, harmless wishes could cause a catastrophic effect.
Chapter 10: Be Careful What You Wish For
Chihaya was visiting Beika to see her brother. Hagi and Jinpei welcomed her, “Long time no see, aneki!” Hagi hugged his sister.
Kazami reported a man who eerily resembled Atsushi Miyano roamed around the city. The Whiskey Trio decided to investigate it. Akemi and Shiho wanted to join, but they were prevented by Mary, “It’s too dangerous. You can get hurt,” The Miyano sisters could only sigh in defeat. Komei refused to leave his brother alone, so he decided to join along with his mates. Moblit and Kazami provided the car rides for them.
Atsushi Miyano was staring at the sky when Rei, Hiro, and Shuichi arrived, “Uncle Atsushi, long time no see,” “Oh, Shuichi-kun. My memory got messed up after the accident, but I’m glad you’re here,” “Do you still remember me?” Rei asked, “Of course, Rei-kun. You always got involved in brawls. Elena was really fond of you,” “Then, you must be known Hiro, right?” “Of course. He oftentimes accompanied you to our clinic when you were little,” Atsushi smiled fondly, but they knew the smile was fake. Rei pulled out his gun, “Wrong. Hiro only visited Miyano clinic four times. It seems like, you really think that your disguise is flawless. You are too proud of yourself, Vermouth.” The Nagano trio soon showed themselves. Vermouth smirked and removed her mask, “Very clever of you, Rei Furuya. I never guessed that you would see through my disguise,” Then, Vermouth’s underlings surrounded the law enforcement members. Kazami and Moblit were hiding inside their cars. They wanted to help, but Shuichi and Rei already instructed that they wouldn’t help until the business was over. “Taka’aki Morofushi of the homicide division, am I right?” “Correct, Vermouth. It seems like you are looking for something else,” “I’m looking for you little brother. That half-ghoul boy,” “I’m sorry, old hag, but we won’t tell you,” Kansuke smirked. “Oh well then. It’s not a problem for me,” Vermouth smirked as she took out the familiar pills, “I know these pills won’t kill a human, but I’m sure it would kill you guys. I already tested them on some mutated mice. I only want Ken Kaneki, but you refused to cooperate. I have no choice but to do this since you’re standing in my way,” “You son of a bitch! We won’t let you...” Taka’aki’s sentence was cut off when the underlings sprayed RC suppressant gas, knocking him, his mates, his brother, and his brothers-in-law out cold. Vermouth then force-fed the pills on the Whiskey Trio. She then took out three syringes filled with fluids. She then injected them into the Nagano triad, “Now then, how it feels like to die in the hands of your beloved role model’s creation? By the way, I heard from Kuroda…” Vermouth turned her gaze to the Nagano triad, “…that you wanted to have children so desperately. Now, how does it feel like to constantly experience an insatiable lust while at the same time, you won’t be able to have children?” Vermouth sinisterly laughed as she left the scene.
Kazami and Moblit couldn’t help but shiver in fear as Vermouth cackled sinisterly. After Vermouth and her underlings left the bridge, the duo got out from their cars. They quickly tried their best to bring the unconscious group into their cars. Moblit brought the Nagano triad into his car, while Kazami brought the Whiskey Trio.
Aldrea received a call from Moblit, “This is bad, Aldrea-san! Where are you?” “I’m at my house. What’s wrong, Moblit?” “It’s about agent Shuichi, he’s…” before Moblit could finish his sentence, a scream of agony could be heard. Aldrea was shocked, “Where are you now, Moblit?” “We’re on the road,” “Alright, just come to my house, right now. You and Kazami. Better hurry,” and with that, she ended the call. Everyone was confused and anxious, “What’s wrong, Aldrea-san?” Chihaya asked. Aldrea was panicked. She couldn’t form a coherent speech to answer. Suffice to say, Chihaya was confused. “Something has happened,” Dak said the unspoken. Hagi sighed, “It seems like, we have to tell you about the truth, aneki,” “What truth?” Chihaya demanded. And so, Hagi told his sister the truth of Conan Edogawa.
“So, you guys are involved in a big case concerning an international syndicate?” Chihaya queried, “Yes, and it’s a complicated one,” Megure answered. Chihaya nodded in understanding. Just then, the sound of parking cars could be heard. Kazami opened the door with a bang. He carried bundles of clothes. From beneath the bundles, Shuichi, Rei, and Hiro peeked outside, “Vermouth force-fed them with the drug. Now, they are 12-year-old kids,” Kazami answered the unasked question. Everyone just stared in shock. Some of them gaped, unable to say anything. The silence was broken by an agonizing scream. Moblit was struggling to carry the Nagano triad. Date and Hagi soon rushed to help him.
‘Omega… have to find omega… Breed. Mate. Children…’ Kansuke and Komei were not having a good time. They were filled with the desire for mating and breeding. They desperately searched for their omega as Date and Moblit were carrying them. Date sensed something wrong with them, ‘They look like they’re in heat,’ he thought. Things only got worse as both hybrids spotted their omega. They wrung free from Date and Moblit and took Yui from Hagi by force. They rushed into the main bedroom and locked the door. Everyone was too surprised to do anything. “What happened to them, Moblit-keiji?” Kogoro urged. Moblit and Kazami began to tell the story.
Kansuke and Komei laid their omega on the bed. Their clothes suddenly felt tight. Then, their clothes were shredded into pieces of fabric. The same thing happened to their omega, but they no longer care. For now, their top priority was to mate. To have some pups, “Omega, our sweet little omega,” Komei purred as he caressed Yui’s cheek. The sensation was overwhelming and relieving at the same time. They began with a deep soul-searing kiss. Tongues battled for dominance for a while before they parted, “Please, more,” the omega whispered, laced with lust. The alpha shook his head, “How about we take it to the next level?” “Sounds good, shall we begin?” the beta replied. The omega only nodded. She wanted to be bred as soon as possible. Alpha hold her from behind while beta scooted closer to her. They slowly licked her shoulders where each of the mating marks was located. Then they bit hard on the marks. A current of magic flowed smoothly and intertwined. In the hazy fog of lust and ecstasy, omega could barely register the fact that her body slowly changed. There was two familiar magic that entered her body. It restructured her and rebuilt her into a new individual, but she still remained the same. She suddenly felt the thirst for blood and gently bit her beta on the shoulder, sucking the blood out of him, “I guess that means the process is over,” her alpha whispered gently. Beta only chuckled and laid the omega aside. Omega whimpered as she was laid by beta, but beta calmed her down, “It’s not over yet. After we finished, we will breed you senseless until you couldn’t say anything but beg for more, deal?” Omega nodded vigorously. She really wanted to be bred. They’ve been longing for the little ones’ presence. After giving a peck on his omega’s lips, beta then approached alpha and did the same thing, only this time, they did it to each other.
After the preparation was finished, both alpha and beta approached their omega. Their precious fierce little omega. Alpha began to nip and lick omega’s neck, leaving trails of hickeys on his wake. Beta nipped omega’s ear from behind and left the trails of hickeys too. Omega was so distracted that she didn’t notice that alpha began to suck and lick her clit. She was overwhelmed by the sensation as the hot tongue reached her clit. It didn’t take long before she had her first orgasm, splashing her alpha’s face. Instead of being offended, alpha immensely enjoyed it. He silently beckoned beta to take his turn, which he did. Beta was sucking and licking while alpha played omega’s nipples. Omega could only moan in ecstasy as she was continuously pleasured by her dominants. After another orgasm, beta licked the juice on his fingers and face, “Ready for the next level?” omega nodded vigorously. She had been waiting for this, <Please,> she begged. Beta smirked as he slowly prepared his cock. He went in smoothly, “Damn it, still tight even after all these years, huh?” he cursed. Omega only whimpered softly as beta slowly thrust into her. The pace slowly became faster and faster. Omega continued to moan in ecstasy, begging for more. The session became rougher and ended with a scream as beta came hard inside omega and knotted her. Alpha smirked as he stared at his submissives, “I guess, you are ready for the next round,” Omega nodded slowly, “But give me a break for a while, of course,” said omega. Alpha’s smirk widened into a grin, “Sure thing,” he said.
After beta’s knot shrunk, alpha pulled omega to his side. He nibbled on omega’s shoulder and sucked her blood a little. Omega only giggled and pinched alpha’s arm, “Come on, are you ready or not?” she asked. Alpha felt a rush of adrenaline surged inside his body. His cock throbbed painfully. He instantly laid omega down and thrust into her without a second thought. Omega’s channel felt tight around his cock, and he enjoyed it. He increased his pace while clawing omega’s back relentlessly, “Don’t be too rough for her. She’s still trying to get used to it,” beta warned from behind alpha’s back. But omega only shook her head, “No, I want this. I really wanted this. Just go faster,” “Are you sure?” both alpha and beta asked, “Yes,” omega smiled gently. “You’re the one who asked for it,” alpha warned, “Just do it already,” omega hissed impatiently. “Okay then,” alpha then obliged and thrust even harder. Omega screamed in ecstasy as alpha filled her for a few minutes. As alpha knotted her, omega rested her head against alpha’s broad chest, “Don’t worry, this is just the beginning. There’s still more,” alpha purred softly, “Really?” “Of course. After all, we can’t wait to fill you with our pups. To see your womb filled with our children and spend our time together as a family. You are our precious sweet little omega, our precious treasure,” Omega felt hot tears stream down her face, “I’m sorry. Because of me, you’re…” Alpha and beta shushed her gently, “It’s okay, it’s not your fault,” beta whispered gently. Alpha wiped omega’s tears away with his fingers, “It’s okay, we’re here. As long as we live, we’ll never let anyone hurt you.” Alpha’s fingers were rough and full of scars, but the touch was softer than any silk in the world. Alpha slowly pulled omega into a soft passionate kiss while beta gently bit her shoulder. They needed this. They just needed some time alone, apart from the rest of the world.
“So, that’s the whole story, huh?” asked Aldrea, “Yes,” Kazami nodded. Everyone was disgusted by Vermouth’s deed, “She’s surely a despicable woman, toying with their desire to have children.” Chihaya muttered. “Well, what are we going to do next?” asked Jinpei, “I’m afraid that they will react viciously if we interrupt them. We need to wait until they calm down,” “No offense, ma’am, but where will you sleep if they haven’t done yet?” asked Hagi, “In the guest bedroom or at my son’s house. Our houses are connected to each other,” Aldrea simply shrugged. Since the Binge Eater incident, Seerow and his family decided to live next door with Aldrea and Dak as it would be troublesome if the house got damaged again and they had to sleep at the inn again. Their houses were connected by backyards, enabling easy access to move around freely. Everyone nodded in understanding and agreement. The Whiskey Trio had to spend their night at Akai family’s house. Somehow, they could feel the emotions from the Nagano triad. Feelings of helplessness and comfort. They decided to leave the triad alone for time being. They already had it rough.
They indeed fucked her senseless. Every time they thrust into her, it sent a jolt of ecstasy and desire for wanting more. Currently, alpha was thrusting inside omega while beta sucked her nipples. Omega couldn’t be happier. She already imagined having a baby in her arms and raising the child with love and devotion. They desperately craved for it. She only hoped that if it wasn’t for the poisoning she experienced back then, maybe they would have three or four children by now. The craving was getting more and more intense, <Alpha, please… more!> The alpha growled and thrust harder. Warm liquid flooded his omega’s insides as he gave his omega a fierce kiss. It’s already the twenty-eighth round. They were exhausted and collapsed into tangled limbs and fell asleep.
They woke up the next day feeling disoriented and dizzy. They slowly realized that they were naked. In someone else’s bed. And they somehow got taller with their clothes shredded apart. Kansuke was the first one who woke up and tried looking for a bathroom to clean himself and his mates. Luckily, there’s a bathroom nearby. He was grateful that the house had a high ceiling and spacious rooms. Andalites who live as humans tended to stay in this type of house. They couldn’t stand narrow spaces after all. After preparing the bathtub, he gently carried his mates into the bathroom.
After taking bath, they heard a knock on the door. They quickly wore bathrobes and Komei opened the door, revealing Aldrea and Dak who were standing in front of them. Komei was about to explain the situation when Aldrea stopped him, “No need to explain. I already heard everything from Moblit and Kazami. Apparently, Vermouth really wanted to mess you guys. Kuroda told her about your desire to have children. It also confirmed our suspicions about his involvement with BO. Vermouth was also way too confident, thinking that the drug would kill your brother after she tested it on some mutated rats. You better dress up quickly. Oh, you can borrow our clothes first. We will handle the rest, don’t worry,” Um, excuse me, ma’am. Is it just me or did you get shorter?” asked Kansuke. He swore Dak-san was now shorter than him, for about 30 cm. “The toxin messed your hormones up, that’s the answer. About the noises you made, don’t worry. This room is soundproof. There’s no way we would let a child hear us having sex. It’s totally embarrassing. And about where we slept last night, we slept in the guest bedroom. Seerow and the others already knew about your condition. It must be really hard for you that you are constantly filled with desires to have children and overwhelmed with lust.” said Dak.
Ayato was pissed off, super pissed off. Hiro swore that his brother wasn’t this tall before. It maybe because he got shrunk. Come to think of it, both Taka’aki-niisan and Kansuke-niisan were more muscular than before while Yui-san’s body became more like Aldrea-san’s body. Everyone else just stared in astonishment, “Excuse me for being rude, but… HOW THE FUCK DID YOU GET TALLER?! IT’S NOT FAIR AT ALL! I WANT TO BE LIKE THAT TOO!” Ayato shrieked. He continued to rant on and on about his height until Kogoro put it to an end by hitting his head, “Ouch! Why the hell did you hit me?” Ayato whined, “The reason is obvious. You ranted about your height while we’re about to comprehend our current situation,” Kogoro replied dryly, “But I want to be tall!” “COULD YOU STOP RANTING ABOUT YOUR HEIGHT ALREADY?! IT’S NOT LIKE THEY WANTED IT!” everyone instantly snapped at Ayato, including the usually quiet and reserved Kaneki and Takagi. Ayato shrunk away reluctantly. Aldrea coughed a little and began the discussion, “Alright, let’s start the discussion. We need to make suppressant drug to prevent unwanted things. Is there any objection?” everyone shook their heads, “Good one. All we need is some blood sample if you guys don’t mind…” “No, not at all,” said Yui. “Alright, next, is where these three will live,” Dak motioned towards the Whiskey Trio. Shuichi was hugged by Masumi while Hiro was sitting on Kaneki’s lap. Rei was being held by Tobias. “If they stay at Mary’s place, it will be dangerous, considering how those people already knew Shuichi’s tie with Mary and Tsutomu. Is there anyone who wants to volunteer themselves?” Jinpei stood up, “Well, they can stay at our place,” Megure gave Jinpei a look, “Are you sure, Matsuda-kun? Your apartment is way too small for three children,” “We will find a more spacious apartment. It’s a coincidence that Jinpei-chan and I will move out of our old apartment as soon as we find a new one next week,” Hagi answered. “Are you sure? As far as I could remember, Zero and Matsuda often got into brawls. I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Date snarked. “How about if they live with the class rep?” Conan suggested, “Absolutely not. He already got scarred for life during the hot spring shenanigans. If they get caught during their make-out session in the bedroom by class rep, it will be worse. You know what I’m talking about, besides, he still has to babysit you three.” Ai snapped. Conan shuddered at the thought of catching the adults having sex. He could do nothing but groan at the memory. “Well, about that, Jinpei-chan is particularly a harsh one. Sometimes he won’t let me have my release while he fills me many times!” Hagi moaned, “Hey, hey, Hagi. I don’t do that often you know,” “Yeah, but that’s too mean, Jinpei-chan!” “Seriously, Hagi, I thought you really like the punishment part,” “It’s true that I like it, but sometimes, you are way too rough!” “Ma-tsu-da-san. Are you completely forget that there are children here?” Miwako pointed out with every syllable of Jinpei’s name spelled out. Jinpei and Hagi fell silent as they stopped their argument. Ayato rushed to the toilet and threw up. Kaneki and Tobias’ faces turned white sheet. The triplets’ faces looked like they’ve just drunk a particularly sour lemonade. Ai had her usual ‘Are you serious?’ face while the girls were blushing hard. Realization dawned in the duo soon enough. One second later, they were sitting on their knees with Chihaya scolding them, “Don’t talk about it in front of the kids,” she said, “We’re really sorry, ma’am,” both Jinpei and Hagi apologized, “Seriously, are you trying to traumatize class rep?” Date snarked once again. “How about at your house, Tobias?” asked Kogoro, Tobias shivered, “No, no, no. I’m not into it. After all, you guys already know that they have a pretty active sex life,” the half-Andalite boy shook his head. Hiro and Rei blushed while Shuichi was unrepentant. After some discussions and consideration, finally Jinpei and Hagi became the ones who took care of the Whiskey Trio under the conditions that they would stay hidden and they wouldn’t get into fights in their new place, especially Jinpei and Rei. The trio didn’t mind it at all, they already got used to it after all. Since Jinpei and Hagi needed a new place to stay, Conan suggested Kudo Manor as their new place, “Just don’t do something stupid on the couch or the floor, okay?” the mini detective said as he handed his house’s keys. “You know what, this situation is reminding me of a certain novel,” Shuichi mused, “What is it?” asked Rachel, “Do you ever read Coraline novel book?” “Yeah, the story was about a girl who wished to have more attentive parents. She was bored of her new home where her parents were always busy and the neighbors were no better. When she found a strange door in her apartment, she found the Other World where she met the Other Parents who were much more loving than her constantly busy real parents. The world seemed to be perfect with fun neighbors and every wish she had become true. The movie adaptation was pretty good. I even have the book and the film,” said Tobias. “Then you already know what happened next,” Shuichi concluded, “Yeah, poor kids. The Other Mother sewed buttons into their eyes and ate their lives after she promised to give those children a happier life. In the film adaptation, her latest victim was the late sister of Coraline’s landlady. Luckily, Coraline managed to free the ghosts and her parents from the Other Mother,” said Tobias again. “You mean that movie? Please don’t remind me. Aoko was so scared that she hugged me way too tight during the climax of the movie,” Thomas snarked. Conan and Amano were no better. Ran, Kazuha, and Aoko were blushing at the memory. They were so scared at that time, so they hugged their boyfriends of course. Nakamori and Kogoro shivered, “Please, anything but spiders,” they muttered. “I think I know what you are talking about, Shu-nii. It’s the moral of the story: be careful what you wish for,” Ai deduced. “Exactly,” Shuichi nodded, “But, what’s the tie with our current situation?” asked Masumi, “Desire to have children, that’s the answer,” Aldrea answered Masumi’s question. “Just like Coraline who wished to have more attentive parents, Yui-chan and her husbands wish to have children. They already wished for it for so long. The wish is actually a harmless one. But Vermouth took the advantage of the wish. She intended to make them suffer by injecting that toxin. The toxin causes them to experience a constant need to have sex as the toxin affects their brains and causes hormone overload. That’s why they’re now taller than before, and I hope that will cease your rant, puny midget,” Aldrea glared at Ayato. Ayato only shivered and nodded, “Yes, ma’am,” Everyone was astonished to see Ayato who absolutely hated being called short cowered in fear like a scorned child. Hiro cleared his throat, “Alright, ma’am, please continue,” "The toxin was injected in order to make them feel a constant need to have sex as I said before. She knew very well that they wanted to have children so desperately. So, she did it to remind them in a harsh way that they can never have children since Yui-chan is still… unable to bear children. In simple words, she made their wish into a living nightmare,” Aldrea sighed as she finished her explanation. Komei growled lowly as he scooted his omega closer to his side. Kansuke did the same, only he scooted Komei to his side, encasing both his beta and omega into his embrace. Everyone stiffened by the revelation, only to get surprised as Komei sprouted wolf ears from his head, “Excuse me, sir, but… are those, wolf ears?” Takagi pointed out. Komei was surprised as he didn’t realize it, “I see, so they already entered the next stage,” Ai chuckled, “What are you talking about?” asked Masumi, “To make it simple, they took the bonding to the next level. The magic inside them restructured and rebuilt them into hybrids to make it short. Only a handful of people do this kind of bonding because they are mostly content with the first stage bonding,” “Ah, that makes sense,” Tobias quipped. “So, are you ready to face your furry little problem, overgrown leech?” Kansuke teased, “Well, I should say the same thing about the blood-sucking problem to you, silly mutt,” Komei smirked. “What about me?” Yui asked nervously. Both Kansuke and Komei nuzzled her affectionately, “Don’t worry. We know you can handle it,” said Komei, “Yeah, besides, you’re more than what you show to them,” Kansuke added, “Our sweet little omega,” both dominants said. Yui blushed faintly and giggled, “Thank you. That’s really sweet of you two,” she giggled as her dominants continued to nuzzle her. ‘They’re acting lovey-dovey without caring about their surroundings. Gross.’ the triplets snarked while thinking about their respective parents. Nakamori couldn’t help but feel a slight pang of envy. If only his wife, Natsue was still alive… Kogoro noticed it and gave him a back pat. Aldrea smiled sadly at the sight.
Aldrea decided to tell her fellow superiors at Tokyo MPD the truth. Matsumoto and Yuminaga needless to say, were surprised, “So Kuroda is working with an international criminal syndicate all this time? And you are actually a spy from England?” asked Matsumoto in disbelief. <Yes,> Aldrea was too ashamed to look at the policemen in the eyes. She’s been infiltrating the MPD for years and she was ashamed of it. She really liked her job as a law enforcement member and she already had a good relationship with the policemen, but she felt guilty for not telling them the truth, <Well, I guess, I better resign now and return to London. It’s been an honor to work alongside you,> she bowed gracefully and prepared to leave the office, but was stopped by Matsumoto, “Don’t leave,” <But why, Kiyonaga? Tell me the reason. I already planned to tell the others that I will resign from PSB and return to London. I’m feeling guilty for tricking all of you,> Aldrea only glanced at Kiyonaga with her left stalk eye. Matsumoto shook his head, “No, you don’t need to. In fact, we are very grateful for your help all this time. We’ve been suspicious of Kuroda for a long time. You’re just doing your duty, that’s all,” Yuminaga nodded in agreement, “Yeah, in fact, when I worked with your grandson, I felt really glad because not many detectives who work under me are understanding enough of my working attitude. You know what Mouri calls me,” he chuckled. “Yes, and your strict upbringing managed to discipline many police officers and academy students. Heck, you and Megure even fired those who ogled on Inspector Sato after they went ballistic upon hearing about her first kiss with Inspector Takagi. It should’ve been done a while ago. We really like your attitude at the office and your dedication. Together, we will take down those people.” Matsumoto added. Aldrea turned slowly as tears filled her eyes, <Thank you, thank you so much,> she cried. She’s now relieved that her biggest fear was lifted from her shoulders.
The Whiskey Trio, Jinpei, and Hagi finally moved into the Kudo Manor while Ai worked the suppressant drug. The Nagano triad was adjusting themselves to their new life (and height). Hubert was still struggling at his job as a barista at Anteiku, but slowly, with the help of the other employees and Yoshimura, he got better. He also gained a sense of humor, thanks to bubbly and humorous Koma. All was well for the detectives, until one day, Alloran showed up.
Everyone was having fun together at a local open restaurant. That’s when they saw Alloran. He sneered at the sight, <Well, well. What we have here? A bunch of freaks,> “And here’s the mood killer,” Date snarked. Alloran was unfazed, <Well what we have here? It seems like you have an unexpected growth spurt,> “Got a problem?” Kansuke snarked as he put down his coffee cup, <Problem? Yes, I have some. First, an unruly female with a bunch of uneducated reptiles as her family. Then, an Andalite who fell in love with a human and have a mongrel son. Three snotty little detectives. A bunch of pathetic policemen. And last, but not least… a half-ghoul mongrel,> “Excuse me, what did just you said about my brother?” Komei pointedly asked Alloran. Alloran just scoffed, <Why do you care about him so much? He’s not related to you by blood,> “It’s true that he doesn’t relate by blood, but we love him no matter what,” Komei countered Alloran’s insult calmly. Alloran then turned to Date, <Well, I heard that you have a foster child now. I doubt that you are capable of raising her, considering your… furry little problem,> “So what? It’s my and Natalie’s decision. It’s none of your business,” Date replied calmly. Koma snorted at Alloran’s vain attempt to provoke Date. Annoyed that he didn’t succeed, Alloran then tried another tactic. He preened himself, <You know what, there’s nobody superior to me in any sense.> he grinned smugly, “Here’s the arrogant shithead,” Rachel grumbled. Alloran then started to sing his own praises.
Alloran: No one’s as slick as me
No one’s as quick as me
I am everyone’s favorite
Dak: No, you’re not
Jinpei: What a loser
Alloran: You can ask any of my former colleagues
Koma: You’re the worst
Alloran: I don’t care about it at all
They’re just envious of me
Every person wants to be me
No bites like me
No one snaps like me
I am the best of the best!
Kogoro: (snorted) Really?
Alloran: No one runs like me
No one morphs like me
No one fights like me!
Aldrea: Yeah, yeah whatever
Alloran: No one punches like me
No one breaks heart like me
Hagi: That’s true
Alloran: See? I know you’ll agree!
I am the best of the best
No one can surpass me
Everyone wants to be me
It’s all about me (laughed)
Oh, no one can surpass me
You can try all of your might, but it’s no use
Because I am the best in the world!
Alloran! That’s my name!
Everyone just looked at him with disgust on their faces, “Well, no one bullies like you,” said Chiba. Alloran turned his attention towards Chiba, <What did you just say?> “I said, no one bullies like you. You bullied a Hork-Bajir baby into crying. Is that what you pride so much?” Chiba replied calmly. Alloran looked smug instead of annoyed, <Well, just like the rest of her family, she is an uneducated primitive reptile…> Takagi stood up from his seat, “Enough! That’s enough! You can’t just insult everyone in your vicinity, Alloran-san!” Alloran just snorted, <Well, look who’s talking here. Aren’t you the wimp who always got bullied by the others for crushing on that girl? It’s none of your business,> Sato then stood up and gave Alloran a death glare, “Don’t you ever insult my husband like that.” she hissed. Alloran just laughed, <Oh, really? You are not so different from your husband…>
Everyone was surprised when they heard it from Takagi, of all people, “Takagi?” Date was astonished.
“How pitiful. You are so insecure that you always praise yourself and you always say that nobody in this world is greater than you. Your atrocity towards Toby-chan is the proof. You can’t accept the fact that Chief Aldrea is more successful than you. You can’t accept the fact that Dak-san is very intelligent. You took out your resentment on Toby-chan by trying to destroy her dream. You humiliated Mertil-san and mocked him for being a vecol. You called the people who asked for your help as freaks. You are so narrow-minded, thinking that the world only revolves around you. You are hated by everyone, even by your own daughter. No wonder nobody likes you. You are the worst. Well, I guess you are the only one who can match Kuroda for that. Just remember this, Alloran-Semitur-Corrass. Your days are numbered. Mark my words.”
Everyone fell into silence at Takagi’s words. Alloran’s face turned dark in rage, <Fine then, one day you will crawl to me and beg for forgiveness. I’ll make sure of that,> “Just go ahead and give it a try, Alloran-san. I know you won’t.” Alloran furiously stomped away. Jinpei laughed as Alloran faded from everyone’s sight, “No one cries like Alloran! No one bullies like Alloran! No one falls like Alloran! No one’s vain is like Alloran! No one throws tantrum like Alloran! Nice one, Takagi-keibu!” Everyone applauded Takagi’s bravery against Alloran. “Nice one you did there, Takagi-chan,” Kenji praised, “Yeah, that guy is exactly like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Suffice to say, he is very vain,” Kogoro added, “Well, I doubt he learned his lesson,” Koma piped up.
Two days later, Ai handed the suppressant to Nagano triad, “Here’s the suppressant. You have to drink this twice a month,” “Thank you, Ai-chan,” Yui smiled as she accepted the suppressant. Now, they were ready for the next challenge ahead.
The song that Alloran sang was inspired by Gaston song from Beauty and the Beast.
About the bonding stage of the creatures:
First stage: The couple left the mark on each other's shoulders.
Second stage: The more advanced one. The couple allows their magic to intertwine and transform themselves into hybrids. However, ghouls can't do this. They are only able to intertwine their magic with their mate.
Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Archery and Furinkazan
An old case brought Kaneki and Co. back to Nagano.
Chapter 11: Archery and Furinkazan
“Wow, that’s great!” Gabi Braun cheered as Sasha managed to hit the bullseye of her archery target. Eren groaned as he failed for the third time, “Damn it, Sasha. You are really good at this!” Sasha just smiled, “Well, my father taught me archery when I was younger.” As Eren and Sasha were arguing about their archery skills, Kaneki happened to pass by them. A certain memory floated from within his mind.
Nine years ago, Nagano
“Oh, Kansuke-kun, Yui-kun. Long time no see!” Kuroto Kai waved his hand as the Nagano trio approached him. Kaneki was hiding behind Komei’s legs, too afraid to face the stranger in front of him. “Oh, dear, who is this little guy?” Kuroto kneeled down to take a look of Kaneki, “This is my younger brother. He’s just got adopted recently,” Komei smiled at Kaneki. Kuroto held out his hand, “What’s your name, young lad?” “Kaneki, Ken Kaneki, sir,” Kaneki slowly took out his hand. He hesitated, but Kuroto didn’t laugh at him, “Nice to meet you. My name is Kuroto Kai,” Kuroto smiled as he gently shook Kaneki’s hand.
Kaneki was sitting on the porch as he saw Kuroto practice archery. He was fascinated, but he was too afraid to ask permission from Kuroto. When Kuroto left the archery field to take some rest, Kaneki silently walked and took some arrows and a bow. He tried to aim at the target. His hands were trembling in hesitation, but he tried his best to focus on the target. He released an arrow with ease and it hit the target on the first try. Kaneki was happy when he saw that he hit the target. But his happiness was cut short when he heard Kansuke yell, “Hey! What are you doing there, boy?” Kaneki dropped the bow and trembled. “Kan-chan, don’t be so harsh like that. He’s just a child.” Yui chided her boyfriend. Kaneki was on the verge of crying when Kuroto approached him, “Did you do that?” he asked gently. Kaneki slowly nodded. Kuroto grinned, “That’s a great one. Hitting the bullseye on the first try. I can teach you more about archery. Do you want to learn?” Kuroto ruffled Kaneki’s hair. Kaneki couldn’t believe what he’d just heard. He nodded in excitement at Kuroto’s offer.
“Kaneki-kun. Kaneki-kun. Are you okay?” Megure patted Kaneki’s shoulder. The gesture startled Kaneki who was still in his reverie, “Oh, M-Megure-keibu. What’s wrong?” “No, it’s just, you’re crying. Is there anything wrong?” “Huh?” Kaneki wiped his cheek and caught a few drops of tears, “Oh, nothing. It’s just… I remembered someone from past just now,” Megure wanted to ask further, but he knew that it was a sensitive topic for poor Kaneki, so he refrained himself from doing it.
Tokyo MPD HQ
“What? Kaneki was remembering someone from the past?” Date asked, “Yes. I saw him crying when he saw the archery training ground. It seems like he has someone precious in the past. And that person was related to the archery ground,” “Kuroto Kai, the police officer of Nagano prefecture.” Kansuke answered Megure’s unasked question. “Who is he?” Yamamura asked. Kansuke sighed as he set down his paper, “Kai-san was my childhood idol. He’s the one who inspired me and my wife to become cops. Ken met him when he was ten years old. He was the one who taught Ken archery and kendo art.” “Come to think of it, Hiro-chan told me once that Kaneki-kun wanted to train with Kai-san again, but Kai-san refused. He told me that Kai-san had a feeling that it would be the last meeting between him and Kaneki-kun,” Yamamura recounted, “Exactly. I actually wanted him to be the one who read the congratulations speech for my wedding, but he told me the same thing too. I never thought that it would be the last time we saw him,” Kansuke sighed as the memory once again resurfaced in his mind.
Seven years ago, Nagano
“Kuroto-san! Kuroto-san!” Kaneki was running happily towards Kuroto. He brought a trophy and a gold medal. He won first place in the archery contest. Kuroto was happy for him, “Congratulations, kid! Now you’re a champion! You will be a splendid policeman for sure,” Kuroto laughed heartily. “Kuroto-san, can we practice again next time?” Kaneki asked hopefully. Kuroto gave him a sad smile, “I’m sorry, but I can’t,” “But why?” “Because I have a feeling that this is will be the last time we see each other. Farewell, Kaneki-kun. Take care of yourself. Don’t trouble your brothers too much. And finally, I want to say this to you. You’re a kind child and you will always be,” Kuroto gave him a sad smile.
The Nagano trio and Kuroto were having a tea time together at a café, “Kai-san, we want to ask you something,” “What is it, Kansuke-kun?” “Would you like to read the congratulations speech for our wedding?” “I’m sorry, I can’t.” “Why, Kai-san? You’re more than worthy of it. There is no one who can do it but you,” Komei questioned. Kuroto gave them the same sad smile he gave to Kaneki, “I got a feeling that this will be our last meeting. I wish you happiness. And for you two, please take care of Kansuke-kun. He has a short temper,” Kuroto chuckled sadly.
“Then, what happened?” asked Yamamura nervously. Kansuke choked back his tears, “He died shortly after. He fell off to the bottom of a cliff and was unable to get out. Ken was devastated by his death,” Kansuke then continued, “We actually tried to solve the mystery of his death. I once spotted a suspicious person at the mountain. That person was making a deal with someone who was clad in all-black clothes. As far as I could remember, it was a deal about a sponsored betting pool. One of them had a lavender perfume scent on them. I gave those two a chase, but then, I got buried in an avalanche. I woke up in the hospital roughly a month later. After that, the case was declared a cold case because there was no more evidence leading the investigation. But we were really sure that Kai-san was murdered.” “I see, that explains everything.” Date sighed.
All of the sudden, Tsutomu got a client from Nagano. Her name was Tatsue Torada. She asked Tsutomu to solve the case of her son’s death. Tsutomu was surprised when Tatsue requested him to bring the Nagano triad and Kaneki along with him. Nevertheless, he obliged.
Kaneki was inside Alan’s yellow canary Mustang car with Tobias sitting beside him. They were on the journey to Nagano. After hearing about the case, the triad decided to settle things once for all and undid the vow they made all those years ago. He brought a bouquet, which contained white lilies, carnations, marigolds, baby breaths, and last but not least, red and white spider lilies. He also brought young buds of the spider lilies to be planted at Kuroto’s tomb. Kuroto’s last words were still ringing in his mind, “I have a feeling that this is will be the last time we see each other. Farewell, Kaneki-kun.” “Hey, Ken, are you okay? You’re crying again,” Tobias snapped him out of his reverie. Kaneki wiped his tears once more, “Yeah, sorry. I just… Kuroto-san…” Tobias patted his back gently, “It’s okay. You can let it out when we arrive at the cemetery,” “Alright, stop talking about sad stuff, okay? We got a case to solve. Now, who wants some Snickers?” asked Loren as she tried to brighten the mood. Kaneki and Tobias gratefully took one each and started to think about other things to ease their mind.
The suspects, Torada and Tatsuo families were two feuding families. They kept throwing accusations towards each other, “Wow, this reminds me of Montague and Capulet families from Romeo and Juliet, minus the star-crossed lovers of course,” Heiji whispered. Shinichi and Kaito couldn’t help but snicker in agreement. Tsutomu was exasperated, “Could you please stop this already? This won’t close the case,” <I’m so glad you didn’t get married into Torada family,> Kansuke whispered to Yui through private thought-speech. Yui gave him a small smile of gratitude.
Nagano triad’s hotel room
The triad was cuddling together, “You know what? It’s a good thing you didn’t get married into that family,” Kansuke sighed as he ruffled Yui’s hair gently. Yui nodded silently. She still remembered that day as if it was yesterday.
Seven years ago
Tatsue Torada was looking for a woman to become Yoshiro’s wife. Yoshiro told his mother that he fell in love with one Yui Uehara, so Tatsue was looking for the woman who Yoshiro mentioned.
Yoshiro was glad when he met Yui, “Yui-san, I’m so glad that we meet. I know this is so sudden, but… will you marry me?” Yui was surprised, “Why, Yoshiro-san?” she asked. Yoshiro was embarrassed, “Well, when you helped me push my car to the nearest gas station, I was very captivated by your kindness. That’s why I fell in love with you,” Yui smiled sadly, “I’m sorry, Yoshiro-san. I’m engaged now. We are planning to get married two years later.” Yoshiro looked sad, but he understood that Yui couldn’t be his. She already had a fiancée, “I see. Well, I wish for your happiness,” Tatsue was livid, “How dare you reject my son?!” she shrieked in fury, “You ungrateful bastard! You should be grateful that I…” “Stop it, mom. She’s already engaged. There’s no way you can…” “Well, just break off the engagement already!” “ENOUGH!” Yoshiro yelled, “Enough, mom. You can’t just put me under your oppressive rule forever! Just let her live her life! I already let go of my feelings towards her. Don’t you ever try to interrupt her life!” Yoshiro yelled. Tatsue sneered at Yui as she left, “You better beware, Yui Uehara. I will make your life a living hell!”
Yui shivered as she remembered Tatsue’s threat. Her husbands who noticed it soon soothed her, “It’s okay. We won’t let that woman near you,” Komei whispered gently. Yui soon sagged in relief at Komei’s words, “I’m so glad that Yoshiro-san was an understanding man,” she said before falling asleep.
On the next day, the group made a visit to Kai’s tomb. There were three more victims and they still had no clue to lead them to the culprit. The culprit placed centipedes near the corpses. Kaneki laid down the bouquet and planted the flower buds, “Kuroto-san, it’s been a while. Many things have changed, and yet they remained the same. We really miss you so much…” Kaneki’s voice cracked as he continued, “…if only you’re still alive. You should’ve seen the wedding. I made friends at the new place… Kuroto-san… Kuroto-san…. Many terrible things had happened in our life, but we managed to survive against all odds, and yet I’m still scared. I’m sorry, Kuroto-san…. I am tired of being unable to do anything… I’m sorry Kuroto-san…” “You don’t need to apologize. It’s not your fault at all,” Komei tried his best to not cry at the sight of devastated Kaneki. But it was useless. Not long after, Kaneki cried his eyes out, calling out Kai’s name in despair, “Kuroto-san… Kuroto-san…” “Enough, stop blaming yourself like that,” Kansuke couldn’t help as he bit his lower lip and kneeled down to hug his brother-in-law. Tears flowed down on his face. The triplets and the others couldn’t help but cry as well. ‘Class rep… you’ve been suffering so much, and yet you’re still trying to stay strong for everyone. Those who mock and make fun of you… They have no idea what kind of hell you’ve been through. I’m sorry that I ended up dragging you into this problem,’ Conan lamented.
Unknown to everyone, the culprit was eavesdropping on them, ‘This is it. He’s the last piece of Furinkazan strategy,’ they smirked as they slipped away silently. Alas, they forgot that they still wearing the lavender perfume. The scent was wafting through the air as they slipped away. Kansuke smelled the lavender scent and it made his senses perked up, ‘Lavender perfume? But how? This scent…’ his expression tensed, ‘It’s the same one from seven years ago…’ he tightened his grip on Kaneki. “Kansuke-kun, what’s wrong? You look pale,” Komei noticed the uneasiness from his alpha, “Komei, I’m afraid that the case from seven years ago is related to the current one,” “Wait, what are you talking about?” “Did you notice the lavender scent just now?” “Yes,” “It’s the same one from seven years ago before I was buried in the avalanche,” Komei’s eyes widened in horror, “Wait, you mean…” “I’m afraid Ken will be the next target,” Kansuke then turned his attention to Tsutomu, “Tsutomu-san, you said Tatsue Torada wanted us to come, right?” “Yeah, I thought it was very suspicious,” “I guess the reason she wanted us to come is that you guys have a close bond with officer Kai,” Loren deduced, “Exactly. Kai-san was the town hero, so it’s not difficult for her to make an excuse,” Kaito concluded. Realization dawned as everyone’s faces paled in horror. Kaneki was in danger!
The group soon devised a trick to lure the culprit out. The culprit turned out to be none other than Tatsue Torada. Tatsue smirked, “Great, how did you find out?” “Lavender perfume and Ayaka-san’s nails,” Tobias answered. “Yes, you wore the same perfume from seven years ago, so it was easy to figure it out,” said Kansuke, “As expected from inspector Yamato. Indeed, it was me who did it. And I made that excuse to lure you into my trap. Your precious little brother is the last piece of the strategy. Well, I already vowed to make your life a living hell, so I intended to fulfill it. Those men in black paid me with a lot of money to sponsor my betting pool. Now, where is he?” “Well, give up already, Tatsue-san. You’re surrounded,” the triplets called out. Tatsue was shocked to see the detectives surrounding her from every corner, “Who are you actually?” she asked, “Edogawa triplets, detectives!” Instead of being frightened, Tatsue smirked, “Do you really think I come to this place alone?” Soon enough, the goons started to show themselves, bringing torches and weapons. Loren cracked her knuckles, “Well, let the party starts,” she smirked, “Loren, don’t be too rough,” Elfangor warned. Soon, the two parties clashed. Tobias gave the goons some nice talon haircuts and scars on their faces. Loren threw one of the goons hard. Kaneki and Elfangor dodged the bullets and ducked before the goons could capture them from both sides, making the goons butt their heads instead. Tatsue tried to escape, but the triplets already predicted it, “Now, Conan!” both Amano and Thomas yelled. Conan kicked his soccer ball and it landed hard on Tatsue’s face, knocking her out cold, “Alright!” the triplets cheered and high-fived, “Not fair, you boys got the best part,” Tsutomu pouted. Soon enough, the policemen arrived.
Tatsue was brought to Tokyo to be interrogated by PSB regarding the men in black. The case finally closed. The group made one last visit to Kai’s grave. Surprisingly, they found Osmanthus flowers planted at the grave. When the group asked the grave keeper, the grave keeper told them that he didn’t plant the flowers. That’s when they felt a soft blow of wind. “Thank you,” a man whispered into their ears followed by the wind. Kaneki immediately ran, chasing after the wind, “Kaneki, wait!” Elfangor yelled as he and the rest of the group went after Kaneki.
Kaneki kept running and running until he reached the archery training ground where he tried archery for the first time. He then saw his younger self laugh while talking with Kai after a training session, “Kuroto-san,” “Hm?” “You know, I want to be a policeman one day, just like you!” “Oh, really?” “Yes!” “Well, you have to be prepared if Kansuke-kun becomes your superior one day,” Kuroto laughed. “Kuroto-san…” Kaneki felt his tears flow down. His friends and family finally arrived. They saw Kuroto’s spirit in front of them. Kuroto smiled gently at them, “Thank you so much, now I can rest in peace,” Kuroto then approached Kaneki, “You’ve grown up so much,” Kaneki smiled through his tears. Kuroto then glanced at the Nagano triad, “I’m sorry,” “It’s okay, Kai-san,” Yui smiled gently. “Please take care of Kaneki-kun for me, okay?” Kuroto smiled as he faded away, “We will,” the group smiled as Kuroto disappeared. Elfangor patted Kaneki's shoulder, “You know what, kid? I’m sure that Kai-san is very proud of you right now,” Kaneki wiped away his tears, “Yeah, I think so,” “Now, let’s go home,” Komei smiled at his brother. Kaneki nodded in agreement, “Okay!”
The bouquet that Kaneki brought is full of flowers that are associated with death. Osmanthus symbolizes knowledge and peace, symbolizing Kai's soul who finally rests in peace after the case was solved. The part of Kaneki and Kai's last meeting was inspired by the memory of Rei and Elena's last meeting in canon. To be honest, I'm crying while writing the cemetery and the epilogue scenes.
Chapter 12: Chapter 12: Train Ride of Hell
The mystery train ride turned into a ride to hell.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year, everyone!
(See the end of the chapter for more notes.)
Chapter 12: Train Ride of Hell
BO HQ, unknown location
Vermouth was humming the tone of ‘Nanatsu no Ko’ when Cider entered the room, “Ah, good timing, Cider. That person wants us to find Elena’s children and eliminate them,” Cider was nervous on the inside, but he kept his poker face, “What’s the plan?”
Cider’s safe house
Cider quickly took out his phone and contacted James, “James, there’s a development,” “What is it, Dak-san?” “Vermouth wants to eliminate Elena’s children. Through her disguise, she found out that Shukichi-kun is Mary’s son and she eavesdropped on his conversation with Yumi-kun that they will ride Bell Tree Express together with Shiho-kun and Akemi-kun,” “Good one, keep give us news for the development,” “Aye,”
James sighed as he ended his conversation with Dak. Camel who noticed his weary expression handed him a cup of coffee. James took it gratefully and sipped the coffee. “What’s wrong, sir? Is everything okay?” James pinched the bridge of his nose as he reminisced his past with Kuroda.
New York, America
James Black and Hyoue Kuroda were rivals at school. Kuroda was always determined to beat James, but he always came as the second. Kuroda was very envious of James, but James was unaware of that. The rift between them grew even wider as James had a new friend named Tsutomu Akai, an MI6 agent, and a werewolf. It made Kuroda even more furious. His rival was befriending a filthy creature?! Unacceptable! He had always hated magical creatures. They only pretended to be humans, copying human emotions and human kindness. They were filthy, unworthy scum for him. That’s why he hated James.
Bedroom, Shiratori’s house
“Really? You got the tickets for two of us?” Sumiko asked Shiratori through phone. Shiratori chuckled, “Yes, I got the tickets just for both of us. I know that you love mysteries. This mystery ride will be the most memorable one,” “Thank you, Shiratori-san. See you tomorrow,” Sumiko ended the call. Shiratori smiled as he lay down on his bed. He already planned this date perfectly. Alas, he had no idea that the train ride would become a hellish one.
Living room, Kudo Manor
“Bell Tree Express, huh? Sounds interesting. Okay, James, I’ll be there,” Shuichi ended the phone call. His expression tensed, which didn’t go unnoticed by everyone. “What’s wrong, Shu-chan?” asked Hagi, “Hagi-kun, you said that you have tickets for Bell Tree Express, right?” “Yeah,” “Vermouth will be there, so please be careful,” Everyone nodded at Shuichi’s request
Everyone was gathering at the train station. Takagi and Sato brought the triplets with them. Sonoko was there with the girls and Makoto while Masumi brought Shukichi, Yumi, and the Miyano sisters. Shiratori was also there with Sumiko. Chiba and Naeko were there too. Hagi and Jinpei brought the Whiskey Trio with them. Hagi and Jinpei stuffed the trio into backpacks, much to the trio’s dismay. “Are you serious? Stuffing the kids into your backpacks?” Sato snarked. Jinpei sighed, “We need to hide them. Vermouth is on the board,” “What? Really?” asked Shiratori. Dak then approached them, “Be careful. Vermouth will be on the train with all of us. She wants to eliminate Elena’s daughters, so stick together,” he whispered. “So much for our day off,” Chiba groaned.
Bell Tree Express
A murder had happened on the train, much to everyone’s dismay. The girls decided to do a deduction show. They wanted to show the boys that they’re already had their skills. The agents decided to spread and look for Vermouth. She could be anywhere.
Sumiko was looking for the restroom when she saw someone familiar, “Shiratori-san!” “Sumiko, what are you doing here?” “I was about to go to the toilet,” “Oh, I see. Here, let me help you,” “Thanks, Shiratori-san, I…” Sumiko’s words got cut off when Shiratori tasered her. It wasn’t Shiratori at all, “Gotcha. She will be a perfect hostage,” Vermouth smirked under the mask.
A chill of dread crawled inside Shiratori’s spine. Something had happened to Sumiko. He decided to check the passenger’s car, only to find that Sumiko had gone.
Vermouth was about to lock Sumiko inside a small compartment when a voice called her, “My, my. Looks like we meet again, Sharon,” Vermouth was shocked to discover Yukiko, Chikage, Eri, and Toichi on the board, “What are you going to do with Kobayashi-sensei?” Eri interrogated. Vermouth growled as she tore off her mask, “It’s none of your concern!” “Oh dear, it seems like the Delilah has become more impatient,” Chikage smirked. Vermouth took out her gun, “Shut up! I’ll kill all of you if I have to! And that includes your beloved daughter, Eri Kisaki, or should I call you Eri Mouri?” Vermouth threatened, “Seriously? After my daughter saved your life in New York?” “I don’t care at all!” “You know, back then, I thought that you wanted to become my student because you were interested in the arts of disguise. But I was wrong. To be honest, my biggest regret is that I taught the art to you. You are unworthy for it,” Vermouth laughed, “Like the hell I would care! The only important thing for me is immortality. You can get anything with it. Fame, money, power, prestige!” Yukiko tsked, “You know what? You are a very deranged woman,” the usually cheerful and kind Yukiko sneered. Vermouth was about to shoot Yukiko when Chikage rushed forward and kicked Vermouth’s arm, knocking off the gun from her hand. Vermouth lunged forward and tasered Chikage, knocking the Phantom Lady out cold. Yukiko had no time to react as Vermouth tasered her too, “Yukiko-chan!/Yukiko!” both Eri and Toichi yelled. Vermouth smirked as she cracked her neck, “Well, let’s begin the dance, shall we?”
I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind
She was my woman
As she deceived me, I watched and went out of my mind
My, my, my, Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah
I could see, that girl was no good for me
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free
Kaneki hummed as he listened to the song, “You really like that song, huh?” Kansuke asked as he placed some snapdragons and yellow lilies into the vase. Kaneki only smiled at the question, “Vermouth perfectly fits the description,” the half-ghoul glanced at the vase, “Snapdragons and yellow lilies. They represent her personality perfectly. Hydrangea also represents her very well as she is very confident and vain. She always believes that her disguises are flawless.” Kaneki sipped his tea calmly, “However, she forgets about one important thing, vanity and pride always lead to hubris. She will get her just desserts soon enough,” “Well, I hope so,” said Hubert as he laughed.
Bell Tree Express
“The culprit was you, Satoru Ando!” Ran exclaimed as she pointed at the culprit. The triplets were astonished by the girls’ deduction while Sonoko clapped her hands in congratulations. Kazuha and Aoko took turns in explaining the motif and fake alibi. “Wow, I’ve never thought that they would become splendid detectives,” Kaito whispered in awe, “Well, their old men are high-ranking police officers. It’s not a strange thing,” Heiji chuckled. Shinichi only smirked at the sight of his girlfriend, ‘Good job, Ran,’ he praised.
Vermouth panted as she tried to steady herself. Eri Kisaki was a judo expert. While Toichi wasn’t an expert in hand-in-hand combat like Chikage, he’s still a formidable fighter. But still, their reflexes were really fast and inhuman. Vermouth wiped the blood from her mouth, “Damn it, how could you evade all of my attacks?” Eri smirked as she slowly demorphed, revealing Miwako Sato in her place while Toichi demorphed to reveal one Kazunobu Chiba in his place, “Do you like the surprise?” Sato taunted Vermouth. Vermouth gritted her teeth before smiling a saccharine smile, “My, my. I never thought that you would be able to outsmart me,” “It’s very easy. It’s your fatal flaw, Vermouth. Pride. And you also forget about the most crucial element of becoming an agent: Secret is what makes an agent an agent,” said Chiba. Vermouth was shocked, ‘Aldrea-Iskillion-Falan, that Andalite bastard,’ she cursed mentally before snorted, “Nonsense! I am the best master of disguise!” she crowed, “Nothing is perfect, Vermouth. You are just as delusional as your boss,” “I am his favorite!” “Really? If you’re his favorite, why would he send you for this mission?” Sato queried. “Because I’m his favorite!” “If you die, I’m sure he will replace you as soon as possible. He uses people around him and sees them as nothing but mere pawns,” Chiba scowled. This only made Vermouth even more deranged, “Shut up! Shut up!” she screamed as she shot her gun. Miwako was barely able to dodge the bullet. She was horrified at the sight of the deranged Vermouth.
Rei, Jinpei, and Shuichi rushed to the car where Miwako and Chiba confronted Vermouth. Shiratori, Takagi, Hiro, and Kenji went after them to make sure that they wouldn’t get involved in any kind of trouble. Unknown to them, Yamamura who happened to be on the train caught sight of them and decided to follow them.
Akemi, Shiho, Yumi, and Naeko were brought by Shukichi to another car when they heard the gunshot. The triplets, Makoto, the disguised Toichi and Jii, and the girls were busy evacuating the passengers and the culprit of the murder case to the emergency car.
Dak Hamee was searching for Vermouth and the Whiskey Trio, ‘Oh please, I hope they won’t meet Vermouth, otherwise, everyone will be in grave danger!’ he prayed as he ran through the rooms searching for the group in panic.
The Whiskey Trio arrived at the car only to see the deranged Vermouth continuously tried to kill Sato and Chiba. They also found the unconscious Kobayashi-sensei and Chikage on the other side. Vermouth caught the glimpse of Rei, Hiro, Shuichi. The sight of them made her ballistic, “How are you still alive?! I killed you! I poisoned you!” she shrieked. Yamamura who was hiding behind the door was horrified by the sight. “Hiromitsu Morofushi! Hand me your little brother right now!” Vermouth rambled. Vermouth’s rambling made an unintended consequence: Yamamura found out about Hiro’s current predicament, “Hiro-chan?!” Yamamura exclaimed in horror before clamping his mouth shut. Vermouth turned her head to see Yamamura. She smiled like a madwoman before quickly grabbing Yamamura and placing her gun on Yamamura’s head, “Hand me Ken Kaneki or I’ll kill him,” she sneered. Yamamura was frightened when he was being held hostage by Vermouth, but he wasn’t going to die here. Not before he achieved his dream. He bit Vermouth’s arm so hard that it bled out. Takagi and the others were astonished by Yamamura’s stunt. Vermouth cried in pain as she released Yamamura and dropped her gun. “Mitsu-chan, what are you doing here?” Hiro exclaimed, “I’m the one who should ask! But I’ll ask you later. We have a crazy woman to deal with,” said Yamamura as he took Vermouth’s gun. <Oh dear, that old hag’s going to kill us,> Jinpei chided Hiro through private thought-speech. Hiro winced at the reminder. Shiratori, Kenji, and Takagi rushed to help Yukiko, Sumiko, and Chikage who were still unconscious. Vermouth took out her other gun and began to shoot Yamamura. Surprisingly, Yamamura was very nimble and agile. He dodged every bullet from Vermouth, albeit in comedic moves. Even Hagi was astonished by his nimbleness. He managed to scratch Vermouth’s cheek with one bullet and shot her left shoulder. At the third shot, he managed to disarm Vermouth by destroying her gun. Vermouth then took out the button that would trigger the explosives under the car, “I’ll take all of you with me!” she shrieked. “Crap! Run for your life!” Jinpei shouted as he scooped the trio and carried them. Takagi was carrying Sato and Chiba with him while Shiratori and Kenji brought Sumiko and Chikage respectively. Yamamura carried Yukiko and followed them. They managed to escape to the next car before the explosion happened. Dak who was searching for them finally found them. He was very upset, “Are you crazy?! You could’ve been killed! Thank goodness you survived!” he scolded them angrily. Hiro and Rei looked guilty while Shuichi was rattled a bit by the experience. Then, Dak caught the sight of Yamamura who still carried Yukiko, “Mind telling me what’s going on there?” he glared at the group.
Nagoya train station
“What?! Yamamura-keiji already knows about your true identities?!” Yumi exclaimed in shock after the group safely arrived at Nagoya. “Yeah, it was by accident,” Hiro admitted. “Oh, great, Chief Aldrea’s gonna kill you guys for this,” Sonoko groused. Makoto only shook his head in exasperation while the triplets glared at the Whiskey Trio. One more person was brought into the secret. “This is getting more complicated for sure,” Shiho muttered, “Well, on the bright side, Vermouth’s dead. We don’t have to worry about her. To be honest, seeing her becoming so deranged made me afraid,” Sato sighed. “No, not yet. We still need to be careful. They are still out there, especially Kuroda and the other higher-ups, Gin and Rum,” Dak explained, “Who is Rum?” asked Naeko, “Well, the only thing we know about him so far is that he wears various disguises and one of his eyes is fake,” Rei mused, “This is like looking for a needle in a haystack,” Shiho groused, “By the way, how did you convince Gin and Vodka about our death?” asked Akemi, “It’s simple. I asked Miwako-kun to morph into you and cut her hair before setting it on fire. As for Shiho, I asked for her old damaged cellphone and set it on fire as well,” Dak shrugged. “Well, we have to be more careful from now on,” said Jii as he removed his disguise. Toichi looked down. He still regretted his decision to teach Vermouth about the arts of disguise, “It’s not your fault, Anata,” Chikage cupped Toichi’s face gently, “How can you be so sure? I mean, I helped an international-class criminal. I caused the deaths of many people,” Toichi sighed. Chikage shook her head, “No. It’s not true. You indeed taught her the art of disguise, but it’s not like you knew that she was a criminal, right?” “Yeah, you are the best magician ever!” Kaito piped up. Toichi hugged his family in gratitude, “Thank you so much,” he whispered.
Alphabet agents’ HQ, Beika
As everyone predicted, Aldrea was furious when she heard the aftermath of the Bell Tree incident and grounded Rei, Hiro, and Shuichi as punishment. She also tore James a new one for telling Shuichi about Dak’s mission. Yamamura was sworn to secrecy and he made everyone astonished by his feat as he told everyone how he fought Vermouth, “Never thought a goofball like you could do that,” Kansuke commented, “Everyone is special in their own ways,” Kaneki smiled as Yamamura excitedly rambled about his feats, “Well, I guess you’re right. Delilah finally got her just desserts,” Hubert laughed. Curacao sighed relief, “Thank goodness,”
BO HQ, unknown location
“Vermouth is dead,” Gin mused in glee, “Well she was indeed my favorite agent, but I already got a much better asset,” Renya smirked as he glanced at Kuroda – no, Furuta – who laughed in glee, “Just leave it to me,” he bowed down as he laughed sinisterly.
The snapdragons and yellow lilies symbolize deceit while hydrangea symbolizes vanity. It really fits Vermouth's character, to be honest. The snapdragons also appeared in Coraline's film adaptation, foreshadowing the true nature of the Other World as a fake world and Beldam's true nature as a soul thief.
Chapter 13: Chapter 13: All of The Other Reindeers
The outcasts talked about their past.
Chapter 13: All of the Other Reindeers
Kaneki was humming the tune of ‘Nobody’s Child’ at the porch of Takagi and Sato’s new home, “I’m nobody’s child. I’m nobody’s child. Just like a flower, I’m growing wild…” Takagi caught him humming the tune. Coincidentally, everyone was at Takagi’s house at that time. Everyone was allured by the tune that they flocked around him. “That’s a nice song,” said Chiba, “Really?” “Yes, I know about that song’s theme. It’s about a blind child from an orphanage who wanted to be adopted. But he never got to because people would never pick a blind child,” “Speaking of it, he’s just like Rudolph the ninth reindeer. He was ostracized because he was different,” Shuichi mused, “Hmph, yeah. I was ostracized when I was a kid because I’m half-Japanese. My first friends were Elena-sensei and Hiro,” Rei snorted at his unpleasant childhood memory before smiling, “But, I’d never thought that I would be married to her eldest nephew,” he smiled at the memory of his first night. “Come to think of it, the other children also ostracized me when my old man was accused of a murder case. Only Hagi remained at my side. It also made him get ostracized. When my old man was freed, all of them went to apologize to me, but I bluntly rejected it. I don’t need friends who were only with me in joy. They don’t deserve it.” Jinpei scowled. “When I was a kid, everyone made fun of me because I was fat. Only Akemi-senpai was kind to me. When I lost weight for the first time, everyone started to like me, but I was uncomfortable. It’s because I knew that they were only with me because I became thin,” “Talk about fat-shaming, I was also ostracized because I’m not a human and my old man was also ostracized by his fellow policemen because he’s just like me. Took it up to eleven after he was rumored begging for his life in front of the burglars,” said Date. Shiratori sighed, “Back then, no one wanted to be with me because I am a ghoul. Even they called me a spoiled ghoul brat because I came from a rich family. They hid my things, ruined my homework, everything you could imagine. In the end, I was homeschooled for five years before entering college.” “That’s awful,” Hiro winced in sympathy. “I was also ostracized when I was a kid. As a female Andalite, I was different. I wanted to join the military. I wanted to be more than I was expected to be, but everyone laughed at me, including that stupid old Alloran. Like the fuck I would care about that. My old man was also a laughing stock due to his idea of equality.” Aldrea snorted. “Well, no one wanted to play with me because I was very geeky and too smart for my own good. But that’s how I met my shorm,” Tobias smiled as he recalled his first meeting with Kaneki.
Ten years ago
Tobias Fangor was walking home by himself when he spotted a boy around his age sitting on a swing all by himself. That boy looked sad and gloomy. Tobias decided to approach him, “Hey, why are you here all alone?” The boy sniffled, “No one wants to play with me. They bully me because I am different,” Tobias took out his hand, “My name is Tobias Fangor, nice to meet you.” The boy was stunned by Tobias’ gesture of kindness, “K-Ken Kaneki,” “Do you like to read?” “Y-yes,” “Great! We’re on the same boat! Would you like to come with me? I want to introduce you to my parents!” Tobias grinned as he took Kaneki’s hand and brought him home. Kaneki for the first time was stunned by someone else’s kindness, but he was very happy he finally found a new friend.
Kakashi snorted, “You had it easy, kid. When I was in the orphanage, I was bullied because I was a prodigy and a ghoul. Heck, they even locked me inside a locker once when I was five years old. I had to break free by using my fire elemental magic. I burned the door in panic and I escaped. I was adopted shortly after that. My school days, out of question. No one wanted to befriend me and I didn’t want to befriend anyone because of my heritage and my trauma. I only befriend Alan because he was the only one who was kind to me,” Everyone fell silent after hearing about Kakashi’s backstory, “That explains why you hate narrow space so much, just like an Andalite,” Sato mused, “I was bullied when I was a kid because they saw me as a sissy because I didn’t like to fight. They treated me like a doormat. The first time I grew a backbone was when I entered the police academy. That’s because Date-san stood up for me against my bullies. That’s why I respect him so much.” Takagi confessed. “Well, a bunch of weirdos gathered together because they were not accepted by the bigoted society. But in the end, they become the most formidable force in law enforcement organizations. What an irony,” laughed Hagi. “By the way, why is it, when something happens it is always you brats?” asked Aldrea, referring to the Wild Police Squad, Shuichi, and the triplets, “Believe me, ma’am. I’ve been asking myself the same question since I entered the police academy,” Date deadpanned at Aldrea’s question. “Why this reminds me of that particular movie?’ the triplets snarked.
Two days later, Takagi received a strange packet. It was a mirror. A very big mirror. He decided to show it to his coworkers, not knowing a little card that was attached to the mirror.
“What is this mirror?” Megure wondered as he took a look of the mirror. At the top of the mirror, a writing was carved, ‘Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi’ Shukichi approached the mirror with Yumi and saw his reflection was happily married to Yumi. He was surprised and took a step back. Nakamori who was perplexed then decided to take a look. He saw his wife smiling at him, “Natsue…” Nakamori choked on his tears. He didn’t want to believe what he saw, but Natsue was there, smiling at him. Shiho and Akemi who got curious then took a look at the mirror. They saw their reflections with Elena and Atsushi, smiling happily. The triplets saw themselves in the mirror. They returned back to normal and became famous detectives in their reflections. Kaneki decided to take a look. In the mirror, he saw Kuroto, Elena, Atsushi, and the others were smiling at him. He was a respected policeman. Everyone was happy for him. “Kuroto-san…” Kaneki cried silently as he touched the surface of the mirror. The triplets soon realized the mirror’s true nature, ‘The writing on the mirror is actually a mirror writing. The real writing is I show not your face but your heart's desire! This mirror is dangerous!’ “Kaneki, stay back from the mirror!” Heiji shouted. But Kaneki didn’t listen at all. He still stared at the reflection. Takagi who had no choice then broke the mirror by punching it, shattering the glass into thousand pieces. He then shook Kaneki out of his stupor, “Haise-kun! Get up! The reflection in the mirror wasn’t real at all! It’s a trap!” Kaneki then snapped back into reality. He saw the shattered mirror and a small card attached to it. He took the card and read it aloud,
“This is just the beginning. Just wait for the next nightmare. Jason,”
Everyone tensed at the content of the card. “It’s Yamori,” Sato muttered under her breath, “Who exactly is this Yamori guy?” asked Hagi. “Yamori is a serial killer who kills for fun. He is codenamed ‘Jason’ because he wears a hockey mask,” “Wait a second, Shiratori-san, do you mean the hockey mask like what Jason Voorhees wears in the movies?” “Exactly, Chiba-kun,” Everyone felt a chill of dread crawl into their spines. “But how did he know about us?” “Bet he read the information about the already exposed NOCs. Heard that he works for the BO only for the fun of killing,” said Megure. “You’re right. Jason is one of the most wanted criminals. He is very sadistic and loves to torture his victims into madness. You have to be careful if you see him in the future,” Aldrea handed the profile picture of Jason to everyone present, “He escaped from the prison once and he’s a dangerous kakuja. Don’t be reckless if you encounter him,” “Got it, ma’am,”
“Yamori, I have a task for you,” “What is it, Kuroda?” Kuroda handed him a picture of Ken Kaneki, “You have to find this brat. He is very dangerous for the organization.” Yamori took a look at the picture, “Heh, this kid looks weak. I bet that he is a goody-two-shoes,” “Don’t underestimate him, Yamori. He is very exceptional and talented. Everyone in the police department respects and likes him, especially the homicide division. His oldest brother and brother-in-law also work in the same division as him.” Yamori pocketed the photo, “Well, please give me the details of his family,” “That’s easy,” Kuroda handed Yamori a folder, “This folder contains the information you need in order to find him.” “Well, if I don’t find him?” “Just torture them like you always do,” Yamori grinned wickedly as he read the files, “Alright, leave this to me,”
Yamori grinned at the memory, “I’m sure that you already received the packet, Kaneki. Let the game begins,”
Taka’aki Morofushi and Kansuke Yamato were sitting on the porch, guarding their house. Ever since the mirror incident, everyone increased their alertness level. Kaneki was brought to a safe house with an anonymous address. Takagi and Sato decided to maximize their security level. They installed an enchanted security charm around their house and always brought their weapon wherever they went. They also didn’t let the triplets out of their sight. Yamori was so mad as he was unable to find Kaneki, so he decided to take hostages. He snuck silently into the front yard and hid behind the wall. He then activated a paper talisman. He turned invisible and slowly approached the duo. Kansuke quickly noticed the rustle of the leaves and caught Yamori’s scent. He activated his kagune and managed to slice a good chunk of Yamori’s right arm. Yamori grinned like a maniac, “Good job for finding me,” “You’re not an expert when it comes to sneaking.” “Well, maybe it’s true, but I’m an expert when it comes to torture. Now, hand me your little brother,” “Not gonna happen in million years,” Komei growled, “Fine then, suit yourself,” Yamori then set off a smoke bomb, obscuring his opponents’ view. The last thing the duo remembered was that they were knocked unconscious from behind before the world went black.
Mike Zacharias rushed into the office, “Aldrea-san! This is bad!” “What is it, agent Zacharias?” “It’s about Yamori. He kidnapped Morofushi-keibu and Yamato-keibu!” Aldrea’s eyes widened in horror. This is really bad.
Chapter 14: Chapter 14: Jason
Jason began to torture his victims.
Chapter 14: Jason
Yamori’s torture chamber
It was dark.
It was cold.
It was terrifying.
Kansuke and Komei opened their eyes. They found themselves chained up on chairs. Yamori then entered the room, “Welcome to my torture chamber,” he brought pliers in his right hand. Kansuke tried to escape, but surprisingly, he couldn’t, Yamori laughed, “Try to escape? It’s no use. Good old Kanou gave me this special toxin. It weakens your body to the point where you become very vulnerable. You can’t use your power or your magic. All you can do is regenerate. The effects will wear off, don’t worry. But it will take two weeks to do so,” He grabbed Komei’s head, “Now, tell me where do you hide your pathetic little brother,” Komei laughed at Yamori’s request, “Like the hell we’ll tell you, Jason. I already told you. Not in million years. Even if you torture us, we won’t ever tell you!” Yamori growled in annoyance before grinning, “Fine then, prepare yourself,” he then brought down his pliers and cut off Komei’s arms.
Alphabet agents’ HQ
“There’s no way I will let Yamori torture them!” “Cretin! You can’t just go looking for them! What if Yamori capture you? He’ll torture you for sure!” Kaneki gritted his teeth at Levi’s retort. Everyone was tense. Yamori had made his next move. No one knew where his hideout was. “I have to help them!” “Absolutely not! We won’t allow you!” “Why not?!” “It’s too dangerous!” Levi retorted again. Kaneki grabbed Levi’s collar impatiently, “I can’t leave them alone! I’m sick of being unable…” “You’re sick of being powerless and unable to do anything?! We know that! All of us know that! We won’t allow you to do a suicide mission!” “Why?! Tell me, agent Levi!” “Because I don’t want to lose you the way I lost Isabel and Furlan!” Levi snapped. Kaneki went silent.
Did he just hallucinate?
No, he didn’t.
Levi was crying.
The stoic no-nonsense Levi Ackerman was crying.
Levi then slumped down in his seat, “Because of my arrogance, I led my friends to their deaths,” he silently sobbed, “I still can’t forgive myself for it,” Hanji then went to explain Levi’s past, “Levi had two close friends back then. They were Furlan and Isabel. When he was younger, Levi lived in the slum area of Berlin, where he was forced to survive the harsh environment. When he was recruited by Erwin, he was so confident regarding his survival skills. On a mission, he decided to break off from the group and attack the enemy. His rash decision led to Furlan and Isabel’s deaths. That’s why he is so harsh to the rookies and subjects them to harsh skill tests. It’s because he doesn’t want to repeat the same mistake he did back then,” Hanji sighed as she fixed her glasses. Kaneki slumped down in his seat and covered his left eye with his hand, “I’m really sorry, sir. I have no idea…” “It’s okay. We share the same portion of faults. I shouldn’t be so harsh to you. You’re still so young and new. You also scarred horribly from your traumatic past. It can’t be helped,” Aldrea sighed, <We have to do something. The thing is, Yamori rarely comes out once he gets prey to torture. But we’ll try our best,> she glanced at Irish, <Hubert, do you know where Yamori’s chamber located?> Hubert shook his head, “No. He’s very secretive regarding it,” <Someone has to plant a tracking device on him, so we can track him and find his chamber,> “I can do it,” Hanji volunteered, “I’m pretty sure that Yamori won’t suspect a goofy-looking teacher like me,”
Yamori’s torture chamber
It’s been four days. Blood splattered everywhere. There were syringes and various tools of torture. And yet, Kansuke and Komei still refused to talk, “You two are surely stubborn as hell, huh?” Yamori glanced at the duo, “I already cut off your limbs, took out your eyeballs, hit you with my pliers, but you still refused to talk,” he sneered. He then took two Chinese red centipedes, “Now then, will you talk after this?” The duo gave Yamori a bloody glare, “Never,” Yamori then gleefully put the centipedes into Kansuke and Komei’s ears, “Now, let’s see how that façade of yours crack. What’s one thousand minus seven?” No answer at all. Yamori broke Komei’s neck before releasing him, “What’s one thousand minus seven?” Still no answer. The frustrated Yamori kicked the table in frustration, “Goddamit! You are stubborn as hell!”
A burst of laughter could be heard.
“How foolish,” Komei laughed. Yamori snapped his neck in rage, “What?!” “How foolish. Do you think you can get away scot-free after so many people you killed? You torture weak people for fun. You think that you are strong by torturing them. You are dead wrong. That only proves that you are really weak. Weak as hell. You never learn from your lesson, Jason. Your day of reckoning is about to come,” “He’s right.” Kansuke grinned mockingly at Yamori, “We werewolves are tight-knitted as a pack. If one of us gets hurt, the other members of the pack will fight for that injured member. Haise is the youngest member of the pack aside from Masumi and Shiho. If you dare to hurt any of our pups, we’ll rain you with endless pain and hell. Remember that, Yakumo Oomori!”
Yamori couldn’t help but feel a surge of fear in his body, ‘These two, they are more formidable than I thought before! Even after I put centipedes inside them, they still have the nerve to talk!’
Yamori decided to go out after the thirteenth day. He needed to get some new pliers and some illegal RC cells drug. That drug would cause RC cells overload. On the way, he bumped into Hanji, “Oh, I’m sorry. I’m in hurry,” Hanji apologized. Yamori only snorted before continuing to walk. Unknown to him, Hanji planted a bug on his shoe.
Alphabet agents’ HQ
“I already planted the tracking bug on Yamori’s shoe,” Hanji took out the pocket GPS, “From the location, we can see that Yamori is heading to an abandoned observatory. I’m sure that his lair is located here.” Hanji pointed the red spot on the GPS. Everyone nodded in understanding. “Well, it’s time to get this business finished!” Jinpei cracked his knuckles, “Hold it, Matsuda,” Megure hold Jinpei back. “What’s up?” Jinpei groused, “We need to form a team for this mission,” “Juzo is right, who’s with me?” Reiner was the first one who stood up, “I do,” “No, you can’t,” “Why not?” “It’s too dangerous!” “We want to join too!” “ENOUGH!” Aldrea slammed her hands on the table furiously, “You guys are still academy students, not real policemen! Not yet to be exact. This requires the more experienced people for this mission,” Reiner could only slouch in defeat, “She’s right, you know. We can’t just join the mission. It’s still too early for us,” said Bertolt, “Good one. At least someone is quite reasonable here,” Aldrea nodded. Then, she took out hockey masks. The ones with holes, just like in the movies. “These masks are the ones used by Yamori’s underlings. Wear this to deceive them,” The agents nodded. Finally, the team which consisted Aldrea, Kaneki, Yui, the Whiskey Trio, Mike, Erwin, Levi, Sato, Takagi, Shiratori, Chiba, and Date set off to rescue the duo.
Yamori’s lair, basement
“This place is disgusting for sure,” Shiratori wrinkled his nose as he and the team walked into the basement. It was huge and there was a wide sewer in it. The team was walking silently when suddenly, something grabbed Date’s leg, “What the hell is this?!” A man with a huge disfigured body emerged from the water and tried to drag Date down. Mike quickly shot the man’s forehead, killing him, “What is that thing?” Chiba took a look at the corpse, “His body is disproportionally huge and it has scars from what can be assumed as an illegal experiment,” “I bet that he is one of Kanou’s failed experiments,” Levi growled, “But, what is he doing here?” Kaneki asked, “Perhaps Yamori keeps them as his spare ‘toys’,” Aldrea gritted her teeth, “So this is the place where the missing people from five years ago…” Erwin couldn’t help but feel disgusted. Kaneki was horrified. He needed to find his brothers as soon as possible!
The group finally decided to stay overnight because they were too exhausted after fighting so many of Kanou’s failed experiments. None of them could sleep. They were too disturbed by Yamori’s twisted nature.
On the next day, they finally reached the highest level of the lair. It was heavily guarded. They wore their masks and donned dark robes. “Alright, let’s start,”
A guard was walking for the usual patrol. He encountered one of his comrades, “Passcode?” Instead of an answer, a barrage of ukaku bullets impaled him, “Passcode you said?” the attacker slowly unmasked himself. It was Hiro, “We are from law enforcement!” The other guards who witnessed it were terrified as hell. Many of them ran away, but it’s no use. They were slaughtered in a blink of an eye.
The commotion reached Yamori’s torture chamber. “Who the hell is that?!” Jason growled. Damn it, he’s almost done!
That’s when the door of the chamber kicked open, revealing the rescue team. Yamori’s ire turned into glee, “Well, well. Looks like your brothers are here,” The team was shocked when they saw the duo. They were only wearing their morphing outfit. Severed limbs were scattered everywhere. They were bloodied and bruised. Taka’aki and Kansuke’s eyes widened in horror, “Ken! Hiromitsu! Stay away!” Taka’aki screamed. Yamori laughed, “Oh, look at here! A reunion between brothers! So ironic, isn’t it? And for the grand finale…” Yamori took out the drug. Mike’s eyes widened in horror, “That drug…” “That’s right. This drug will cause RC cells to overload. In other words… they will become kakuja,” Yamori laughed maniacally, “Yamori… you fucking monster!” Hiro cursed furiously. Yamori only laughed even louder. “That’s right. I have a quite large dose here. Now let’s see what’s going to happen…” Yamori then did the deed.
The duo went still after getting injected. Then, the death rattle was heard. They broke free from their bondage and started to mutate. They slowly grew bigger. Their arms slowly transformed into legs. Fur covered their bodies. Their kagune grotesquely mutated and began to cover their bodies. Not long after, they were covered in layered armors Their eyes glowed in rage and hunger to kill. “Let the show begin!” Yamori laughed.
With a deafening roar, the kakuja lunged towards the group. The group split up, “Crap!” Levi cursed as he dodged Komei’s attack with his swords. Shuichi created ice chains to trap Kansuke, but Kansuke managed to escape from the trap. “We need a plan!” “But how?” Shiratori grunted. “Anything! Just don’t…” Erwin’s words were cut off by Yamori who flung him and Mike across the room, knocking them out cold. Yamori then grabbed Takagi by the neck and broke his limbs, punching screams out of him, “You bastard!” Sato attacked with a barrage of ukaku bullets. Yamori easily dodged the bullets and crushed Sato’s ribs with a stomp. Kaneki was too horrified to do anything. Yamori grinned as he walked toward Kaneki, “What’s wrong, little Kaneki? Too scared to fight back?” he then grabbed Kaneki by the neck and lifted him up, “You only make my mission easier than before. That man will be pleased for sure,” Yamori cracked his finger, “I wonder how long it will take to crack you up,” he threw Kaneki across the room, “Kaneki!/Kaneki-kun!/Ken!” Kaneki coughed out blood as he stood up, “I won’t… give up… that easily… I’m sick… of being unable… to do anything…” He then steadied himself and stood up in Jeet Kune Do stance, “I won’t give up no matter what!” “Come and get me, brat.” Yamori grinned. Kaneki launched himself and landed a brutal kick on Yamori’s face, disfiguring him and sending him flying across the room. Yamori was unable to react to the attack, “How dare you… how dare you damage my face! You’ll pay for this!” Yamori lunged forward and tried to stab Kaneki with his kagune, but he was blocked by Rei, “I won’t let you do that,” Rei hissed. His wolf ears twitched in ire. A blur of shadow passed behind Rei and the next thing he knew was that he got thrown across the room. “Zero!/Furuya-san!/Rei-kun!/Furuya!” Rei was knocked out cold. Yamori laughed as he proceeded to break Kaneki’s limbs and twist them in the worst way possible. Kaneki screamed in pain as Yamori twisted and broke his legs. “You bastard!” Date lunged towards Yamori in his bipedal werewolf form, but he got his abdomen slashed by Yamori. Yui and Aldrea were struggling hard to block the duo, “Kan-chan, Komei-kun! Snap out of it!” Levi got his left arm twisted by Komei before and his right leg was broken. Erwin and Mike were no better. They got knocked out cold by Yamori before. Yamori laughed as he lifted Kaneki by the neck, “Well, look at here. The ace of the homicide division! What will happen if I throw him to the wolves?” he threw Kaneki in Kansuke and Komei’s direction. Both men growled at the sight of a child thrown to them. They lunged towards him, preparing to kill him.
Kuroto gave them a sharp slap in their mental world.
The duo stopped abruptly stopped. They slowly came back into their sense. <What happened?> They took a cursory glance at their surroundings, “Oh God, what have we done?” Komei cursed as he glanced at his hand. There were broken shards of a mirror. From that mirror, they saw their reflection. Kaneki quickly stood up as soon as his legs recovered and took backward steps as the duo threw up, disgusted by their appearance. Yui slowly stood up and approached them. “No. Don’t come near us,” Kansuke sobbed silently. Kaneki gave them a warm hug instead, “Glad you’re back,” he whispered. “It’s okay, it’s not your fault,” Yui whispered gently. “Glad to have you two back,” Levi smiled weakly through his pain. Yamori was furious by the turn of the event, “Impossible!” This can’t be!” he roared. “What are you talking about, Yamori? Didn’t we tell you that if a member of our pack is hurt, the other members will fight for him? That’s what are we going to do now,” Kansuke slowly stood up as he returned to normal and cracked his fingers the way Yamori did. Yamori looked annoyed as hell, “I’LL KILL ALL OF YOU EVEN IF IT’S THE LAST THING I’M GOING TO DO!” “Give it a try,” Levi slowly stood up after he fixed his broken limbs. Yamori let out a sinister laugh as he summoned his kakuja. It was an enormous kakuja which shaped like a manticore, “Now, let’s see how you will handle it!” The manticore’s tail maimed towards Kaneki, but the young half-ghoul quickly dodged it. “Be careful, he has excellent control of his kakuja,” Erwin warned as he prepared his sword. “Come here, you filthy mongrel!” Yamori screamed as his kakuja launched its pinchers. Kaneki who finally had had enough of this finally snapped, “Bring it on,” His rage was so imminent that it sent a shiver into everyone’s spines. Yamori particularly was disturbed by the sudden uneasiness in his heart, ‘What is this brat actually?’ Yamori tried to attack Kaneki, but the young policeman managed to dodge and strangle him with some old wire from the ceiling, cutting off his air supply. The next thing he knew was that somehow, a mechanized grappling hook was attached to his kakuja. From the smoke, Levi Ackerman swung towards him with his swords in his hands, “It seems like it finally got drilled into your head, Yamori. If you harm our comrades, you will experience the worst living hell ever!” Levi then proceeded to cut the pinchers and the legs. The goat head of the manticore tried to devour Levi, but it got cut off by Mike who finally recovered from his wounds thanks to the advanced medical kit the group brought. Yamori tried to advance, but his kakuja later got cut off mercilessly by the agents who finally recovered. Yamori had no time to recover from his shock as he was forced to get out from his kakuja. He tried to escape, only to get caught by Kaneki who stuck his gun to his head, “Your reign of terror is over, Jason. You will face your punishment after this,” Kaneki hissed. Yamori was horrified by Kaneki’s rage. It’s like facing death directly in person, “Please, forgive me…” “Forgive you?” Sato hissed, “What about those innocent people you killed back then? What about those poor victims of Kanou’s failed experiments?” Yamori looked absolutely horrified, “Please, forgive me…” Aldrea huffed as she released Yamori’s head from her grip, “Whatever, let’s get out from here,” “Yeah, this guy smells like crap,” Levi nodded in agreement. The group then left Yamori alone. Yamori saw it as a chance to attack, “How foolish. I will kill all of you!” he lunged forward, only to be beheaded by Erwin, “You know, you shouldn’t have done that,” Erwin glanced at Yamori’s lifeless body as he sheathed his sword back. “Ah, sorry, have to take this critter out first,” Kansuke said as he and Komei slowly pulled the centipedes out of their ears. The sight of it made Kaneki wince. “Sorry if it makes you guys uncomfortable. Yamori was such a sadistic person. To be honest, we were really afraid to lose you guys. We afraid that Yamori would find and kill all of you,” Komei looked down. He and Kansuke were ashamed of what happened. They expected scorn and hatred, but instead, they got warm smiles and nods of understanding, “It’s okay. It’s not your fault at all. That crappy shit was the one who caused this,” said Levi. “Yeah, we’re just glad you return to us safe and sound,” Shiratori nodded. Kaneki hugged them without any hesitation or disgust, “Thank God you’re alive,” he whispered. Kansuke and Komei were relieved after they heard those words.
Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital
“Alright, let’s see. The level of your RC cells has increased drastically. After you turned into hybrids, your RC cells levels are 3,450 and 3,493 respectively. After you got injected with that drug, they got increased up to 12.420 and 12,500 respectively. How many doses Yamori did give to you?” Grisha examined the test result. “Four doses. All of them were injected nonstop,” Komei sighed as he closed his eyes. They were in the hospital for examination, and nutrition replenish. “Excuse me, sir. How long Yamori did torture you two?” asked Yamamura nervously. “Two weeks,” “What exactly happened there?” “Actually…” Kansuke began to recount the torture Yamori inflicted for the past two weeks. In the end, Yamamura was disgusted and horrified, “He put huge centipedes into your ears?!” Yamamura quickly took steps backward, “That’s gross! Unbelievable! That Yamori guy is surely a psychopath! No way, no way, no way…” “You’re kidding!” Jinpei exclaimed, “That’s the truth,” Aldrea sighed. The triplets positively looked nauseous. They quickly to the restroom and hurled while Hagi and Jinpei’s faces turned white sheet. “That’s very inhumane…” Chihaya muttered. Grisha handed Yui a prescription, “They have to take a rest for a month. Don’t let them do anything that can induce stress,” Kaneki looked restless, “I’m sorry I made you two got into big trouble…” he murmured. Komei patted his shoulder gently, “It’s not your fault at all,” he smiled. “How can you be so sure? I’m the one he wanted to eliminate. Because of me, you guys…” “How foolish,” Everyone was surprised by Kansuke’s response, “How many times do we have to tell you? It’s not your fault at all. Don’t listen to those people. No matter what happens, you will always be our younger brother,” Kansuke smiled as he ruffled Kaneki’s hair, “Your birthday is next month, right? Don’t worry, kid. We will make sure that you will have a lot of fun to ease your mind,” Kaneki felt hot tears stream down his face. He smiled as he hugged his brothers tightly, “Thank you so much,” he whispered.
After the duo got discharged from the hospital, Kaneki returned to Takagi’s house to continue watching over the triplets. The Whiskey Trio wished Komei well before he returned to Kudo Manor with Jinpei and Hagi. Yui was just finished taking bath when she witnessed something new.
Kansuke and Komei’s bodies were covered in scale-like skin. The skin looked like detailed armor around their bodies. If someone looked from a distance, they would look like wearing real armor. “Ah, so you see it, huh?” Kansuke looked down. The triad then sat down on their bed. “Kan-chan, what…” “The effect of the drug. After we turned into kakuja, the scars were embedded onto our skin. We look like monsters, huh?” Komei smiled sadly. Yui shook her head as she laid her husbands on the bed, “No, you’re not,” she insisted as she began to kiss the duo on their bodies, drawing hitched breath from them, “You’re not ugly nor monstrous. You are my love. I will always love you no matter what form you two takes. Even if you’re beasts,” The duo was so stunned by the confession. They were really grateful to have such a loving wife. They pulled her into a passionate kiss, <Thank you for loving us,> they whispered.
I'll post a one-shot about Kaneki's birthday soon.