I suck at updating. I know, I can offer no other excuse. Also, since write-in will have no negative effects, and it had almost as much votes as going to see Momizi when I started writing this on Saturday it will take effect. Sort of.
Staying here to talk with Remilia might be interesting, but if you know Momizi she should... No, she will be coming here, most likely with Aya and Hina. You're honestly not that worried about Aya, but thinking what Hina could do, being a goddess and all...
A shiver goes down your spine. "I think I'll go down to front door. Is that fine with you?"
"You don't need my permission to leave, now do you?" She gives you an acknowledging smile, and then turns to the maid. "Now Sakuya, lead Adahn to gate would you kindly?"
Sakuya snaps out of her thoughts. "Ah, yes mistress, but..." She looks to the ground, her voice drifting away. "...I don't have my watch with me, so it will take some time taking her there."
"Oh?" She leans on her hand, smiling at Sakuya. "You know that without it you're just an useless human
. I have no need for you anymore." Even though(maybe because?) Remilia says this entirely casually, it seems to be horrible shock for Sakuya, making her bend even closer to ground.
You can't help but to feel bit of satisfaction, seeing before so arrogant Sakuya in despair. But even if you're to blame for this, it's bit too cruel. "Ah, sorry, that's my fault." Both of them turn to you as you take out the watch and dangle it in front of you. "I took this after knocking her out."Remilia looks at you amusedly when you throw it to Sakuya, who barely catches it, and then hold it tightly against her chest. "I don't really have much use for it though, didn't work for me."
"My, Sakuya, isn't Adahn kind?" Remilia closes her eyes, obviously waiting for some kind of response from Sakuya. But there's nothing, she just stares at the watch, not raising her head to look at either of you. Soon Remilia opens her eyes and gives the maid confused look. "Hmm? What's wrong, Sakuya?"
"I..." Standing up, she stuffs the clock into front pocket of her apron. "Nothing. As you wish mistress." She bows, and gestures for you to go through the door.
Being alone with Sakuya isn't probably the safest thing to do right now. You turn to Remilia and give her a questioning look.
"Don't worry." It seems that she understood what you meant. "She won't try anything now. That is, unless you start something yourself."
Fight with Sakuya again? No way. "Thank you." You feel that if it wasn't for her, your safety would be all but guaranteed. Standing up you put the claymore back to it's scabbard. Walking around carrying that would be troublesome. "So, I'll see you later miss Scarlet?"
"We have all the time in world, visit whenever you like."
Sakuya is still waiting at the door, her head bowed down. Not keeping her waiting longer you go to the door, but before leaving you look over your shoulder at Remilia. She is reading that book again, apparently not too concerned with you anymore. Really, what is it? Has to be interesting.
As you're out of the room, Sakuya bashes the door close, making much more sound than necessary. But with what just happened, you're happy she isn't taking her anger out on you. Not even making a motion for the watch, she starts walking down the hallway. "Please... Follow me." She spits the words out in disgust.
Even if she hates you for all that you've here, you don't have any other options and opt for following her.
Just how big is this place? Walking through all these... No, this one corridor will take ages, and right now Sakuya is leading you with painstakingly slow pace. "...I think it's safe for you to use that clock again now."
Sakuya is quiet for a while before responding. "Even if you say that, I'd rather not." She doesn't turn to look at you, "That was the second time today that my power didn't work, so I don't want to try my luck with third."
You sigh. Doesn't she understand what might happen if they get inside and don't see you anywhere. "When I gave you that watch I wasn't just being nice. I hoped that it'd make me get to gate faster." You continue, almost mimicking Remilia's voice. "So Sakuya, just do whatever it is that you do."
After hearing the last words she turns to you, looking incredibly angry. "I said no!" After staring at you for a while she crosses her arms and looks out of the window. "...If you are really that worried, you can just run there yourself."
"Didn't Remilia tell you to lead me there?"
"The front door isn't hard to find if you've got even half a brain, just go straight and then down the stairs. You should be able to find it."
After opening the door you're not sure if what you see is the most pleasant thing after arriving here, or the worst.
Momizi and Hina are flying towards the door, and if noises are anything to go by there is a fight going on back at the gate. Really great.
As Momizi notices you, her expression changes from serious to surprise, next joy, then sadness followed by weird combination of last two. She speeds up, easily leaving now surprised looking Hina behind while screaming at weepy voice. "Adaaaaahn!"
Pretty much crashing into you, she knocks you down to the floor while pulling you to a tight hug. You'd worry about it, but Momizi is squeezing you while crying. "A...dh.."
Her holding to you like this while crying... You're not really sure what do, except to return the embrace. "Momizi, everything alright?"
"I- Wa.. Was so..." She hardly manages to speak from between her sobs, her face pressed against your shoulder. "So worried... about you..." Breathing in she loosens her hold on you, and leans back looking into your eyes. "I thought she'd kill you!"
"Ah." Immediately you pull her close to you in a kiss. You can feel her stiffening for a moment but then she answers, but doesn't stop crying. Even now you feel her tears flowing down to your face. Sure, you were afraid of dying, but what did Momizi think? She had no idea what was going on, at least you knew pretty well what she'd do. After a while you loosen your hold and smile to her. "Momizi, I trusted for you to come for me. Have some faith in me too." She looks at you and nods smiling.
...Yeah, this was a pleasant experience.
Hina seems to have decided to leave you two alone, and has turned back to where they came from. "AYA!"
So, she the one fighting somebody there. "It's alright, she is already out!" The sound of fight starts weakening as a response.
Brushing the last tears off her eyes, Momizi pulls you up with a huge smile on her face. "Come on, that must have been horrible. Let's get back home."
[ ] Yeah, why not? Just get back home, you need to relax.
[ ] Not yet, there was something Remilia wanted to ask.
[ ] Not yet, you still have to get Claymore out.
Writing this part was stupidly hard. >>57809 >Rescuing him should at least shut him up about our choice to raise little puppy tengu with Momi, anyway. >raise little puppy tengu with Momi
...I need to see this.