Chapter 136: The Second Clash
「*whistle* They’ve gotten some nice duds, there.」
Miyazaki Sora chirped, her grey eyes peering into the distance as they laid upon an eye-catching duo strolling through the concrete wonderland.
One held a profound beauty as her red and white dress succinctly accentuated the already prevalent charms of the jet-black maiden’s frame.
The other possessed an intricate costume of leather, the brown attire complementing the woman’s appeal as her braided hair was infused with a wondrous sense of the fantastical.
Needless to say, these two individuals were none other than Miyazawa Mana and Hitomi Shiori, two members of the Student Council whom Sora was quite close to. Continue reading
Chapter 135: Settling the Score
「*phew* T-That was……rough.」
A lone girl with quaking limbs flourished her long brown hair, damp with sweat as the clingy strands collectively formed together into a clumpy mess.
Yet, not caring for her unsightly appearance, the girl tumbled onto the floor; her fatigued limbs spread wide open as she spread herself on the concrete in exhaustion.
And, while the sweat that flowed from her brow seemed all too real, the girl—Hitomi Shiori did not dare to forget that she was in a simulated space, quickly making sure that no unseemly parts of her were revealed to the spectators as she staggered back onto her virtual feet. Continue reading
Chapter 134: A Shadow Of The Past
And so, in the span of about an hour after the second round started, it was confirmed that 3 players (Isayama Masaru, Honda Takumi, and Hashimoto Kiyoshi) had gracefully exited the virtual stage.
That said, whilst the number of the eliminated wasn’t drastically different from the previous round, there was a clear difference in the atmosphere surrounding the spectators, most of them on the edge of their seats as their hearts pounded viciously from the exposure to the thrilling developments.
「And would you look at that!! Isn’t this round exciting, Airin?!」
Noticing the increased hype that seeped its way into the spirits of the audience, Lucy raised a bombastic cry, matching the cheers that echoed across the campus.
And naturally, in response to this rise in her partner’s tension- Continue reading
Chapter 133: A Game of Smarts
「Well, there goes our tank.」
Having witnessed the duel between delinquents from atop a distant skyscraper, Junichi commented thus as he habitually rubbed the back of his head.
And, while his words seemed to suggest that he was disappointed with the result, what appeared on the boy’s face was a large, fearless grin.
(He’s gotten pretty strong.)
The voice reminiscent of his own reverberated through the youth’s head.
Yet, contrary to belief, it wasn’t Junichi who conjured up such admirable thoughts. Continue reading
Chapter 132: The Delinquents
「What the hell? Where are you aiming!」
Masaru growled, moving his body side to side like a boxer as he evaded attacks from the boy with orange hair.
Yet, despite the fact that Takumi had continued to throw his yo-yos around constantly, none of his attacks had ended up striking the blond-haired delinquent, causing him to scream in protest.
「Takumi! Are you not gonna take me seriously!? Even though I pounded you before!」
Taunting the 『Yakuza』 while gritting his teeth, Masaru began to throw his body forward, attempting to close the distance as he wildly approached for a full-body blow.
However, the moment he did so- Continue reading
Chapter 131: Repeat
「—and of course everyone’s disappeared.」
With clouded eyes and a clouded smile, Miyazaki Sora spoke cloudy words as her visage grew as cloudy as the cloud-filled sky.
Although she tried her best to muster up the conviction to rally her teammates into uniting as a coordinated force, in the end, everyone went their separate ways before she could even try and bring them together.
Hence, the reason why the blue-haired athlete was now staring listlessly towards the sky covered with a haze of grey. Continue reading
Interlude 21: Knucklehead
「And that’s about it, you guys.」
Junichi stifled a yawn, his emerald eyes narrowed as they swept over the group of black, brown, blond, and blue.
Although he wasn’t entirely sure how his teammates would react to his proposal, the first one to speak was a surprising individual.
「Aniki………I don’t think that sort of simple plan is going to work.」
The little sister furrowed her brow, having fully comprehended her brother’s scheme yet still displaying dissatisfaction towards it. Continue reading