Ghost Hunt:Volume 5 Epilogue
Tokyo, Shibuya, Dougenzaka.
Member of ‘Shibuya Psychic Research’, Taniyama Mai, is currently in a bad mood.
That’s right, I am currently feeling very powerless.
“Aah, I hate that comb.”
I clenched my fist, saying that. Taka spoke, highly surprised.
“Thinking negatively, shouldn’t you hate Masako-san?”
“To hate Masako is also unbearable. If that comb did not exist then I wouldn’t need to be depressed over here.”
“I feel that hating a comb would be even more unbearable.”
Chiaki-senpai also agreed.
That’s it. Ignore me. Right now my feelings are in the midst of fiercely hating that comb.
Chiaki-senpai gently caressed my head.
“Forget it, don’t be so pessimistic. Perhaps there isn’t any greater meaning in this.”
“That there isn’t any greater meaning, Naru has already said so.”
“… Perhaps it is like this.”
Chiaki-senpai actually completely misunderstood me.
When I was drowning in sorrow, somebody opened the office door.
“Good day everyone.”
“Where are Lin and Naru?”
“They have gone out for lunch.”
Mori-san showed an expression of regret.
“Do you have any problems?”
I asked. Mori-san shook her head.
“It’s not that. I’m going back today, so I simply thought of eating a meal with them.”
“You’re going back? Where are you going back to?”
Taka asked, while serving up red tea. Mori-san smiled mischievously.
“That’s a secret.”
Ah~ this person is also a character associated with ‘Shibuya Psychic Research’. They are really completely secretive.
Aiyoh, mentioning ‘secretive’, I recalled that.
I seriously looked at Mori-san’s face.
This person knows a lot of things that we do not. Furthermore, Lin-san and Naru aren’t around now. In other words, this is an opportunity.
“That is… Mori-san.”
“What kind of people are Naru’s parents?”
Lin-san had said before that Naru’s parents are both in good health. To tell the truth, I was shocked by that. No, however one puts it, Naru is also human; it’s a matter of course that he has parents.
Mori-san inclined her head.
“What kind of people, you ask… they’re normal people.”
“Their son doesn’t go to school, but works here; wouldn’t normal people stop this?”
With an ‘aah’, Mori-san flashed a smile.
“Naru’s father is a researcher in supernatural phenomenon.”
Ee. Are both father and son supernaturalists?
“Then, is he a Professor or something?”
“Yeah. Right. –?”
Mori-san stared at my face.
“Could it be, you’re investigating his background?”
“Ah, no… it’s not like that.”
There’s just a little.
Mori-san gazed at me unblinkingly. Then, under her breathe came, ‘as expected.’
“Although Naru doesn’t talk about himself if you don’t ask him, he isn’t that type of secretive person. There’s just a bit of work that needs to be done now.”
Mori-san nodded with gravity.
“You must keep this a secret for me.”
Of course, my lips are sealed.
I couldn’t help leaning forward.
“—In truth, Naru and Lin-san are eloping.”
“… You, what are you saying?!”
Mori-san sighed with a serious expression.
“Those around them objected to their immoral love, thus, hand in hand, the two of them… if they were caught by their parents, what kind of punishment awaits them…?”
“They would definitely be cruelly torn apart…”
Mori-san lifted her head.
“Is that… true?”
I asked, stammering.
“Ai? Did you believe a little of that?”
Was the surprised reply.
… I wish everyone wouldn’t bully this depressed me.
Taka laughed out loud.
“Ex, exactly. That’s impossible. Because, the boss, towards Hara-san…”
Saying that, Taka hurriedly looked at me, then covered her mouth.
What towards Hara-san – was not necessary to say out loud.
Mori-san was completely flustered.
“Is it like this?”
Taka leaned forward.
“Isn’t it so? Because, wasn’t boss carrying Hara-san’s comb?”
When Taka finished, Mori-san’s eyes widened momentarily, after which she started giggling.
“It’s not. A misunderstanding. That is a complete misunderstanding.”
“But… didn’t you say, ‘so you were this worried’?”
Didn’t she say that?
Mori-san’s eyes widened.
“What I said wasn’t of that meaning. Naru also gets concerned about his companions. Although he isn’t an expressive child, he isn’t a robot.”
“… Is, is that so?”
That under Naru’s cold-blooded, iron-faced exterior, there lies a warm heart – is that the meaning?
Mori-san looked at the ceiling with an uncertain expression.
“… I think… it’s like this… would it be otherwise?”
This won’t do.
Taka and Chiaki-senpai both hugged their heads in deep thought.
Yeah, but, I was a little relieved. At least I felt my mood get much better.
Smile and you’ll be happy; broadmindness brings health; work hard and you’ll be rewarded; haste makes waste; easy come, easy go; people before me have frequently said these. Yeah.
More importantly, it’s probably still too early to give up right now.
Mori-san stood up.
“Since Naru and Lin are not around, we might as well close the office to go for lunch. Ladies, my treat.”
Oh, still that ‘nico nico’ smile. That is such a magical smile.
“What do you guys want to eat?”
“If you want to treat me, anything will do.”
“Ah la, well said.”
With a peng, Mori-san patted my shoulder.
We walked proudly out of the office.
Outside, the Sakura was in full bloom.
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