V5Ch3: Case closed, yes, let’s talk about the old days! part 1
Well, that was a very serious incident last night.
The perpetrator of a series of disappearances was, to my surprise, the head librarian of the school.
I witnessed the head librarian kidnapping my sister and Alexia by tying them up in a mysterious fog. What poor taste.
A pervert he was—
But despite my conflict with him as a pervert, I was unable to stop the crime.
Everyone has his or her own purpose in life. But when that purpose is rejected by society, one must make a choice.
To live one’s life or to kill one’s self.
It was the former for me, and it was the latter for him.
It’s not very ” Eminence in Shadow” like to say that the perpetrator of a series of disappearances is a pervert, but, well, that’s the truth, so it can’t be helped.
People from the Knights are in and out of the school in the morning. It must be an investigation of the head librarian’s case.
“Hmm? That’s …….”
There was a black-haired female student walking with a downcast look on her face as she passed the knights.
“That’s my sister.”
I would normally hide because it would be troublesome to be discovered, but it seems that there is no need to do so.
At this point, she probably wouldn’t even notice me.
“Fmm fmm fmm~”
I was humming a random tune as I basked in the pleasant morning light.
I am a typical mob figure among students everywhere.
I wonder how I will react when I find out what happened to the head librarian. Should I be exaggeratedly surprised like a mob, or should I tremble in fear……
I pass by her while thinking about this.
At that moment, she grabbed me by the neck.
“Yaa sis, you noticed?”
I turned around and there she was, glaring at me.
“Of course I do. Anything else you want to tell me?”
“Good morning, Sid. Anything else?”
“Nothing else …….”
I thought for a moment and said no. I couldn’t think of anything to talk to my sister about.
“I looked down with my shoulders slumped and listless, me.”
“A brother should have something to say to a sister who’s down in the dumps.”
I thought about it for three seconds.
“You don’t look well. What’s wrong?”
“…..You just barely passed”
“Barely I see”
“You should be more worried. Knowing what’s going on.”
“Well, you want to know, so I’ll tell you.”
“I don’t really want to know—-“
“—you do want to know, right?”
“I really want to know!”
I replied as my sister choked me.
“It’s too noisy in here. Let’s go somewhere else.”
“Uhm, what about class?”
“School’s cancelled today.”
Sis said and looked back at the school building.
“—The head librarian is dead.”
She muttered meaningfully. I decided to be surprised like a mobster.
I was drinking milk tea elegantly in a luxurious and gorgeous drawing room.
Apparently, this is a special reception room that only high-class people are allowed to enter. Why my sister, a country aristocrat, could enter is a mystery.
“Sorry, I can’t tell you the details. I don’t want to involve you.……”
She said with a serious face.
“But the Knights are trying to keep the truth about the head librarian in the dark,…… and I can’t do anything about it. That frustrates me. ……”
“The truth about the head librarian, huh……”
Well, they will try to hide the truth that the head librarian is a pervert. I am in favor of the Knights’ idea, for the sake of the head librarian’s honor.
“I don’t think it’s always good to be right”
“Are you saying I’m wrong?”
My sister glared at me with a fearful look.
“I didn’t say that. Just ……”
I could feel her strong will that I would not get away with it if I said something inappropriate.
“The darkness in the world is always deep. Not everyone can accept the depth of that darkness.”
“….You’re saying that if it goes public, it’s going to cause chaos?”
The girls who use the library will be very hurt and disturbed.
“But that doesn’t mean the truth should be kept in the dark!”
“Of course not. That’s why we need someone to solve the case in the shadows.”
“Solving cases in the shadows. ……”
“That’s right. Even if the truth is buried in the dark, it doesn’t end there.”
“I see. …… So you want me to solve the case.”
“No, it doesn’t have to be you.”
“I am the one who knows the truth and can move freely. …… I was chosen after all.”
She clutched the bandage on her right hand.
“No, you were not chosen.”
“Sid, I am the only one who can protect you.”
“No, I can take care of myself.”
“I know. You don’t want me to worry about you.”
With a snap, my sister hugged me.
“I’m going to protect Midgar Academy, this country, and you, Sid,…….”
“I won’t let it end like this.”
I sipped my milk tea while my sister hugged me.
As expected, this milk tea is delicious.