Cross Gun: Arc 3 – Afterword

Arc 3 Afterword

And so, Cross Gun Arc 3 comes to a close.

How is everyone? This is XCrossJ

Hopefully, this arc has added a bit more action to the series.

Additionally, I hope that I’ve done a good job adding a bit more suspense to the story as a whole.

I apologise for the multiple delays that have occurred throughout this arc, but I’m currently in my final year of university, so I ask for your understanding with regards to my infrequent releases.

 

With that being said, thanks to all who have been following this work and I hope you’ll continue to read it in the future.

Again, impressions/improvements/suggestions/comments regarding the current or future state of the series are welcome, so please write something if you have the time.

As opposed to the previous arc, this one has a lot of focus on the action, as well as fleshing out and introducing a few characters. I know that there’s a large array of characters now, but I hope that some of them have piqued your interest.

That being said, I’ll be taking a bit of a break from releasing new chapters in an attempt to clean up the earlier chapters, as well as concentrate my dwindling releases on Rainbow Road.

When I come back, though, I’ll have another arc ready for you.

 

From an Entity that does whatever he wishes in his spare time:

XCrossJ


 

 

 

 

???: Boring~ You’re just as boring as the last time!

XJ: Um…why do you keep barging into my afterwords?

???: Don’t mind the small talk! More importantly, why do you gotta keep being such a bore? You didn’t even write a fun chapter this time!

XJ: …it’s not like I have to write those every single time. Besides, how are you even talking to me?

???: Don’t sweat the details~ Anyway, since this is obviously uninteresting, let’s talk about something that is interesting.

XJ: …like?

???: Simple. Who’s Jun-kun gonna end up with?

XJ: Huh?

???: C’mon! Is it gonna be the intelligent Shiori-chan? The tsundere Rin-chan? What about Cocoa? Ooh, or maybe there’s a dark horse in the race! C’mon, viewers! Take your best shot at who’s the lucky gal, and you’ll win a prize!

XJ: Yeah…there’s no prizes here.

???: Aw, pooie. You spoil sport.

XJ: I’m a student. I don’t have that kind of money to give away prizes.

???: Yeah, yeah, whatever. Don’t dodge the question! Who’s it gonna be?!

XJ: Huh. I wonder.

???: Whaat!? You don’t know?!

XJ: Of course I do. The question is…

 

Do you?

Cross Gun: Chapter 149 – Minamoto Rin

Chapter 149: Minamoto Rin

It was five years ago.

She was 9 years old. An age in which one would frolic in the playground without a care in the world.

A girl who was as pure as the white snow.

It was at this time when she had lost everything.

Her house was burned down, and her family was gone.

All that was left of her childhood was herself, her memories, and her powerlessness.

She wanted to cry. She wanted to grieve.

However, in spite of what misfortune one is faced with, time waits for no one. Continue reading

Cross Gun: Chapter 148 – A New Ally

Chapter 148: A New Ally

And so, that was the story of how Cocoa Valentine ended up moving into Junichi’s condo with Minamoto Rin.

—or rather, it would be if it actually explained why the young girl was forced to change her place of residence.

Well, summarising what occurred after that encounter under the full moon, Roxanne (the troublemaker among all troublemakers) suggested that it would be best for Cocoa to be closer to Junichi so as to take responsibility for what happened.

Needless to say, the young girl was somewhat conflicted about listening to her elder sister’s advice after this incident but was somehow persuaded anyway to move in.

After which, as if the arrangements were made knowing this result, Cocoa’s life began to change rapidly……though that’s a story for another day.

Now, it might be at this point in time where one might say that all’s well that ends well.

However, even though this story might be wrapped up for all intents and purposes, there remains a single unresolved issue from this incident. Continue reading

Cross Gun: Chapter 147 – Family

Chapter 147: Family

A few days have passed since the end of the Faction War.

Despite the huge commotion that occurred during the finale, things were more or less returning to normal.

Or at least, that’s what Junichi heard from Mana and co.

Ever since that day, the boy with dark hair had yet to step foot back on the campus grounds.

The formal reason was because……well, there wasn’t really any. Continue reading

Cross Gun: Chapter 146 – Unfinished Business

Chapter 146: Unfinished Business

Cocoa……what the hell is going on?

「—-!!」

 

Upon hearing the ghastly frigid voice of the dark-haired youth trembling violently through the midnight breeze, Cocoa involuntarily flinched, her core temperature plummeting as she broke out into a cold sweat.

Of course, this wasn’t the first time that the girl of liquorice had witnessed Junichi’s darker persona. Rather, whenever she acted as 『Gun’s』 support, she was quite used to seeing the chilling bloodthirst that often flared with each bullet he fired.

However, it was a first for her to directly receive such a dense and malicious aura from the youth whom she adored so much. Continue reading

Cross Gun: Chapter 145 – After the War

Chapter 145: After the War

A brief summary of what occurred afterwards.

As the faction war concluded, the members of both factions were gathered in the student council room so as to settle the remaining matters. Of course, Rin was absent due to the fact that she was required to undertake a physical examination by Shizuka Manami.

Some members of the opposing faction looked at Junichi strangely: in particular, the master-servant duo felt their faces pale upon seeing the youth’s iron hair swaying across his pupils.

For the most part, however, things were relatively peaceful.

There was some preamble about thanking both sides for their performance, and some other stuff about the school’s reputation having increased, but seeing how it was mostly formalities, Junichi basically didn’t listen.

When it came down to the matter of rewards, however, the youth was strangely proactive. Continue reading

Cross Gun – Chapter 144 – A Change in Plan

Chapter 144: A Change in Plan

Now, one might think that Saito Junichi’s reason for starting this rebellion is because he wanted to take the number one spot all for himself.

However, for those who truly knew the dark-haired youth, this claim couldn’t be further from the truth.

After all, if he really wanted to be No. 1 at 【Phoenix Gakuen】, he didn’t even need to rely on this high-risk faction war to obtain the points necessary to become the top dog—err, phoenix. Continue reading