“Why? Are you busy?”
Bert was looking at his reflection in the mirror while fixing his mirror. He called for Bin at sunrise and informed him about the matter concerning Bridget, who’s been spotted in Ardan City and is currently in a perilous situation. The girl is chased by both the International Magic Bureau and the gangsters and magic-users of the underworld.
Ardan city is a big city, as big as Weij city, and is divided between two of the three underworld bosses. One is Francois, Melissa’s father, and the other is an ex-convict, a drug dealer who rose to power around seven years ago, an American man by the name of Sirian Redcliff.
“Is it that urgent?”
Emilia exited the firefighter building, her head still dropped and an expression of sadness and guilt plastered on her face. Technically, she did not lie to Julia and today’s attempt was not a trick, it was purely to have a normal breakfast with her son.But, what she didn’t anticipate was Bin’s reaction, which was more extreme than ever before. He was totally adamant on looking or talking to her, much less going with her. She knew that it won’t be easy but, nonetheless, as his mother, who loved him dearly, it pained her greatly.With slow and unsteady steps, she made her way to her car and, at first, failed to hear someone calling her from behind.“Madam Emilia!”Julia raised her
“Thank you…”Emilia faintly smiled at Bryan, who clumsily made a sandwich made of butter and put on her plate. She looked at the sandwich then snuck a glance at the motionless and quiet Bin.“Ann and I found out how to recover your digestive system. If you want to, we can-”“No I don’t. To begin with-”Just like he cut-off his mother, Julia interrupted Bin with a piercing glare and a kick to his knee. Noticing her obvious signals, Bin changed what he was about to say, simply uttering“No, thank you.”“Okay. If you change your mind,
His consciousness was hazy and his eyes were bloodshot, fixated only on one thing. There were frightening and surprised cries from all around him, but he paid them no heed. His hand soaked with blood yet they kept moving, clenched into fists and doing the same thing, over and over again.There was but one thing in his mind, ‘kill’, it repeated itself like a broken disk, with a clarion voice that belonged to himself.****In class, Melissa kept rambling about his lover and how she was resourceful enough to fish out the details in just one day. After going on about that for half an hour, the golden-haired girl snorted and turned her attention to her phone, watching videos to relieve her boredom.As f
After getting blown away by Rika’s magic, Bin was motionless, kneeling on the ground and dazedly staring to the front. Both his prosthetic hand and his left hand were bloodied, but, apart from that, his body was not injured, not in the slightest bit.Jasmine and Rika tentatively made their way toward him, clearly noticing his strange behavior, which definitely out of the norm. In fact, it’s the first time Jasmine has seen Bin act like this, so violent and savage, his actions filled with the intent to kill and nothing else.“Bin?”Softly, Jasmine called out for him yet again but the young man was unresponsive, his eyes hollow and his breathing uneven. Unfortunately, before any more progress could have been made, another person appeared in the gymnasium
“So, what happens now?” Declared Bert, biting his slightly burn lips. It seemed Akane, his secretary, brought him not just a hot coffee but a boiling large cup filled with overly-sweet chocolate milk.“What do you mean? There’s nothing I could have done.”“What about that- err, what did you call it? Sensation? Do you think it’ll resurface?”Although they were talking about something that happened to him, Bin was just as oblivious as Bert. He spread his hands and shrugged his shoulders, opting to answer with silence rather than speak baselessly.“If you ever feel the need
“Bert! Quickly! Drive faster!”Bin was sitting behind, next to the injured Bridget. He kept looking to the back, at three black cars chasing after them. They appeared right after they left Ardan City and have been tailing them for a few minutes, though only a minute ago did they start speeding, clearly trying to catch up to them.“Can’t you do something as well?”“What?!” Snapped back Bin, giving the slim ban a deadly glare.“You think we’re in a movie or what? How am I supposed to stop them while I’m in a moving car?”“Then I suggest we fight! I don’t want my dear Mercedes to be
Slowly but surely, Bridget became fully conscious and able to talk normally, without stopping mid-sentence to take deep breaths or somewhat stuttering.“I can sense three following us.”“And I can smell four.” Corrected Bin, looking to his rear but seeing nothing but the looming darkness of the farm’s spacious fields.“And they don’t seem to belong to the Bureau.” Bin took a deep breath and found a hidden spot, where he gently put down the girl. “Anywho, it doesn’t matter who they are. I need to get them off of my back. Stay here and don’t make any sound.”“Wait! They’re magic-users.” Warned the girl, clearly worried that
Though it took him quite a bit of effort, Bin was able to eliminate the four pursuers. It cost him a frightening and gaping wound in his chest, but it was worth it. He reloaded his handgun and made sure all of them are lifeless before leaving the area, soon reuniting with Bridget.The girl, as instructed, didn’t move or make any sound. She leaned against a big boulder and patiently waited for his return. When she spotted the incoming silhouette, the auburn-haired girl tensed up, thinking that it’s one of the enemies.Only when Bin’s pale face became clearer did she relax. Upon seeing the wound on his chest, Bridget’s pupils constricted and her breathing became much heavier.“Your chest…”