In the end, Houri naturally rejected Yomogawa Ayame’s invitation.
The title bushi sounds very special, but in this era, bushi has long been rotten in this country.
If nothing else, just look at the bushis at Aragane station.
Bully the weak and fear the strong.
Do not dare to act.
This is the interpretation of bushis today.
Because of Kabane’s existence, bushi’s body and mind have been worn into fragment.
Many times in the original work, bushis have caused many disputes because of fear of Kabane’s existence, even stigmatizing and even killing people, which is not surprising.
Therefore, in this era, the bushi seem to help manage each station, but in the minds of ordinary citizens, they are almost no different from bullies.
There is no respect for bushi, only fear.
This is the situation in this era.
Perhaps this is the attachment of Konochi Kurusu’s dignity to bushi?
At least, from Houri’s point of view, among the bushi in the original work, only Konochi Kurusu and Araka Kibito can be called real bushi, and the rest are just a disappointment.
Therefore, Houri does not want to be one of these people.
Houri didn’t want to even if he could get closer to Yomogawa Ayame and protect her nearby to complete the Main Mission 2.
Of course, Houri wouldn’t say this, it would only hurt the peace on both sides.
In this regard, Yomogawa Ayame was a little disappointed. Looks like she really wanted to help Houri and get Houri out of the wanderer’s identity.
As a future station manager, this kindness is not a good thing.
However, no one will hate kind people.
So, Houri chatted with Yomogawa Ayame for a while, and made Yomogawa Ayame smile continuously.
It’s not that he’s a smooth talker. It’s just that there isn’t much entertainment in this era. As someone who lived for 18 years in the era of information in the 21st century, Houri casually talked about some interesting things that make Yomogawa Ayame curious and even laughed.
This has two consequences.
One is Yomogawa Ayame, a boudoir rich ojou-sama who hasn’t seen much entertainment and rarely talks with people. Although she chatted without losing her manners, it has a little more innocent shoujo peculiarity.
One is that Konochi Kurusu didn’t say more than half a word from beginning to end, but looked at Houri with fierce eyes, as if looking at some bitter enemies. That look is not so much as trying to draw the sword and cut Houri, it’s like he just wanted to pounce on Houri.
In such a happy conversation, Yomogawa Ayame suddenly seemed to think of something important and exclaimed a little.
“Ayame-sama?” Konochi Kurusu asked as if he finally found an opportunity to step in. “What’s wrong?”
“I… I almost forgot.” Yomogawa Ayame said in a panic. “I have to help my father take his short barrel steam gun for repair today.”
Hearing this, Houri suddenly looked up and looked at Yomogawa Ayame.
At this moment, Yomogawa Ayame only felt a coldness pervading her body.
Because Yomogawa Ayame saw it for a moment.
In front of this wanderer who talked with herself, a pair of ordinary eyes suddenly flashed a light of ice blue.
The ice blue light can deprive Yomogawa Ayame’s whole body temperature, as if it can wipe out all the life in her body, giving Yomogawa Ayame an illusion.
An illusion of not facing a person but a god.
An illusion of shinigami.
Right now, Yomogawa Ayame couldn’t help but take two steps back.
“Ayame-sama?” Konochi Kurusu asked strangely. “What happened to you?”
“Ho-Houri-san?” Yomogawa Ayame ignored Konochi Kurusu, but looked at Houri with a stunned look, trembling said. “You… you just…”
Looking at Yomogawa Ayame’s shaken appearance, Houri inwardly shouted ‘not good’.
“Sorry, Ayame-sama,” Houri said apologetically. “I didn’t mean to scare you.”
“No…” Yomogawa Ayame stroked her chest and hesitated for a while before asking. “But your eyes just…”
“Eyes?” Houri pretended to be confused. “What’s wrong with my eyes?”
Seeing Houri’s expression of doubt, Yomogawa Ayame settled down and looked back at Houri’s eyes.
There, there were only a pair of dark ordinary eyes.
Did she just imagine things?
Such an idea came to Yomogawa Ayame’s mind.
Without waiting for Yomogawa Ayame to come up with a reason, Houri reminded. “Ms. Ayame, didn’t you just say you want to help your father fix the short barrel?”
“R-right.” Yomogawa Ayame nodded. “I came to Kurusu because of this. I wanted him to guard and accompany me out.”
“Then let’s go out quickly.” Konochi Kurusu said, although wondering why Yomogawa Ayame was suddenly made a fuss about nothing. “We may get punished if Kensho’s matter was delayed.”
“You-you are right.” Yomogawa Ayame seemed to be a little concerned, but when she thought of the business, she had to say goodbye to Houri.
Houri talked to Yomogawa Ayame in a relaxed tone, just as he did just now, and sent Yomogawa Ayame and Konochi Kurusu away.
After Yomogawa Ayame and Konochi Kurusu left, the smile on Houri’s face disappeared little by little, and then sighed.
“Looks like I have to find a chance to hone my control in mystic eyes.”
Although Houri has taken the initiative to control the activation of Death perception mystic eyes from the beginning, when the mood of Houri fluctuates, Death perception mystic eyes will still be involuntarily turned on.
Just now, although Death perception mystic eyes only appeared for a moment, in that moment, Houri still clearly saw the Dead line of Yomogawa Ayame.
The dead lines all over Yomogawa Ayame’s body are like dividing it, so that Houri has a feeling that Yomogawa Ayame is being torn apart.
However, he did not expect that Yomogawa Ayame was so sensitive that she noticed something different.
“But repair the short barrel?”
Houri just remembered this thing.
In the original work, the day the plot started, Yomogawa Ayame was holding her father’s short barrel steam gun to repair it.
“It seems that the plot has finally begun.”