Story of Togami Kuroko 3
A few days ago, she asked Saito to exterminate the youkais, and the next day, Saito’s superior performance exceeded her expectations.
At the residence of the Togami Family, the mainstream of the Onmyouji, the eldest daughter Kuroko Togami and her best friend Mikado Saionji, had a meeting.
As her rival, she rarely visited Togami’s residence, but when they were young they often played together and held meetings like this, so the people at the residence happily welcomed her as a guest.
In other words they are childhood friends.
“Hey, what’s with that man!? That shining sword and glowing bullets, I’ve never heard of such a inexhaustible technique that can destroy youkais with a single blow!”
“Haa! That’s why I told you Saito-sama is amazing!”
As an elite member of the secret society she belongs to, she should be able to handle high level youkai, but she is amazed by the ridiculous performance of Palladin’s skills, “Holy Sword” and “Light Bullets.”
Originally, it was a skill that combined with “Stealing Magic” synergistically to activate inexhaustible attacks, but this was incomprehensible to non-otherworldly people.
The only thing that was known was, the abilities of the person recognized by her rival exceeded Saionji’s expectations as a high level supernatural user.
“It’s strange that someone of his caliber has just appeared now.”
“Is that so? But I think he always avoids unnecessary fights. And fights only when needed. He’s a great man, who never shows off his strength.” She answered casually while pursuing after her best friend.
Certainly, he had been living an ordinary life without showing even a glimpse of his strength, but from Kuroko’s point of view, that information could only be a spice to enhance her love.
He rarely show off his strength, and only did it when needed, and solved problems lightly and saved people.
How amazing that man is, that’s what the girl thought.
Love is blind after all.
“Alright, I understand. For now I assume he has passed the first hurdle.”
“Oh, thanks. I’m glad you became my best friend.”
“Hey, don’t get me wrong! This is just the first hurdle, there are still the second and third.”
“Oh, its that so?”
The fact that she still wanted to test Saito was proof that she really cared about her best friend and rival, which made Kuroko couldn’t help but grin.
Of course she knew it would irritate the other party even more, but she didn’t stop.
And suddenly, Kuroko hoped that this happy time, this happy relationship, and this happy love affair, would continue forever.
However, with the return of the great youkai, Tamamo Gozen, coming soon, no one knows how long this happiness will last.
Although she believes in Saito, she still has the constant fear that nothing will change.
The more your thoughts and expectations grow, the greater your anxiety becomes, just like a light creating a shadow.
“Hey, don’t look sad like that when the man you like was doing his best. The genius I know, Kuroko Togami, always looks forward.”
“I’m sorry. Saionji-san is right.”
“Well, if you get it that’s fine,” they reaffirmed their way of life as childhood friends and close friends.
“… So, what have you been making?”
“Oh, this? This is mini Kuroko-chan. Later, I will give it to Saito-sama at my free time. This is a substitute item that imitates me.”
“Mini Kuroko? What is that sweet, sugar-sweet name you use to express your feeling to the man you love …”
“Ufufufu, isn’t? But I can’t give this to Saionji-san. It’s a special item that only giving to Saito-sama.”
A mini Kuroko-chan doll, or rather a subtitle item, is an Onmyouji tool specially made by Kuroko, and in fact, she’s been working on it for the past few days.
This item is a super-high-class doll that can be used as a substitute for the user and would take over the lethal damage from the user only once.
To give you an idea of how expensive it is, it would be easy to say that it was comparable to building a small house to make this doll.
It’s a paltry amount of money for an Onmyouji clan that earn money by exterminating youkais, but it’s still a decent price for a student, and this time she received a small loan from her father, Togami Saiga, forcing him to do so.
“It took a lot of work to make this. After pursuing out my father, who was stingy with his reward for Saito-sama, and having my grandfather act as a witness, I can finally pay the reward money, which would be the shortfall of the request after telling the people in the house about the situation, in the form of this mini Kuroko-chan doll.”
Seeing her best friend talking about it happily, Saionji broke out in a cold sweat.
She knew she was quite passionate about that man, but this was the moment when she was convinced that she was serious about this situation.
“I see …….. Well, that’s good to hear.”
“Yes! And if something bad happens, I can rest easy! With mini Kuroko in my form, I’m sure I can protect him at all times ….. In his case though. I don’t think it’s necessary.”
The expression of her best friend, who talked with her eyes shining, seemed so happy that her anxiety from earlier had blown away. Saionji pretended not to see her yandere character.
No, rather than Yandere, it’s more like an overly heavy affection.
However, in any case, there is no doubt that Kenji Saito, who was handed this doll, will be surprised to see the appraisal result.
Please correct my translation if you find any of strange words, this is an mtl-edit after all, and I’m not fluent in englsih too.