Chapter 8: Multiple Factions
Things had not turned out how Masaru first expected they would, when the two Prospect agents had come to his house and told him what their business in Asabi was. Instead of having two shadows always looming over him, always watching for danger despite the countless amounts of fights he’d get into, they instead sat around his coffee table while he stood in the kitchen. It had been a few days now, and while they didn’t accomplish a lot toward their goals, they had gained miles in social achievements as they occasionally dropped by for planning and food. Things had not turned out as Masaru had expected they would in any way or form. Rin had revealed that she was a negative and that she had been protecting him in secret, being the shadow that he expected the duo to be, and despite thinking he’d lose out to Ushio, it seemed Kouta and Asano had become more than just friends. It was a nice sight, seeing them all together, it was a nice thought to walk into the apartment and see what looked like just a bunch of friends. So many things about the scene that played in front of him looked so nice from where he stood slicing vegetables in the kitchen, but the sight, that sight, looked like it had no way of lasting long.