The library was fairly crowded that day both with students who needed a quiet place to study and with adults who were looking for a nice, relaxing book to read in their free time. A girl with long, dark hair was sitting at one of the tables, three books stacked at one side and two at the other side. One book was lying in front of her, open on page 263. However, it didn't look as if she was reading even a word on the pages. Her robotic look was glancing towards the people in the library. Some girls were trying hard not to annoy the librarian with their laughter. Some children were drawn to the colourful drawings in the children books. As hard as she was trying, she couldn't understand the joy of laughing over stupid jokes or the joy of spending an entire day with a toddler who drools on literally anything, especially on the clothes of their parents.
A Nexus card was leaning against the pile of three books on the left side of the girl's body. A girl with a creepy smile on her face was jumping within the card. "Katsuki! Katsuki! Katsuki!"
The girl was yelling while jumping into the air. "Katsuki! Katsuki! Katsuki!"
She continued repeatedly. No one else seemed to hear the little girl's yelling other than Katsuki herself... and it annoyed her to no end. "Sunako. Calm down. We'll leave soon."
Katsuki said with a robotic voice. There was no emotion to be seen in Katsuki's movements or to be heard in Katsuki's voice. "Finally! It's soooo boring out here. Let's go! Katsuki!"
Sunako, the girl in the card, answered immediately.
In a short amount of time and with amazing speed, Katsuki went through the book before her and the two books on her right. After the girl had put away the books, she took Sunako's card and walked towards the entrance of the library. On her way, she was stopped by a little child that lost his mother in the large crowd of people. Why was the library even so busy that day? Who even reads if they don't have to? Katsuki sighed and bended her knees in order to be able to talk to the child on eye level. "I don't care about you or your mother. Go away before I'll make sure you never see her again."
Katsuki said in the same robotic voice as before. Tears were streaming down the cheeks of the child as it started crying loudly. The librarian quickly ran towards the child to console it. They wanted to tell Katsuki that what she had done was not okay, but Katsuki was out of sight before the librarian realised.
When Katsuki was only a couple of inches away from the door, Sunako started yelling. "Katsuki! Katsuki! There is a Commander, Katsuki!"
The second Sunako started yelling, a girl came through the door. It was obvious that she was the other Commander that Sunako had sensed. The girl wanted to pass Katsuki, but Katsuki refused to step aside. Even when the girl stepped aside to pass Katsuki, Katsuki kept on blocking the way. "You're a Commander. Let's go find somewhere quiet."
Katsuki said without emotion, holding up Sunako's card. "Let's go, Katsuki! Let's go! I'm pumped! Katsuki!"
Sunako said, throwing her fists in front of her, pretending to be fighting. "I don't care who you are. I don't care what your wish is. I don't care how many coins you are left. And I won't feel even a tiny drop of guilt destroying you in the process of getting my wish granted. If you don't feel the same way, you shouldn't even be battling. So... Wanna battle me?"
Katsuki said as if she had told that speech a hundred times before. After only a couple of seconds, not having any patience, Katsuki already started walking away. "Okay. I guess not."
She was used to being refused by Commanders. Most of them claimed that Katsuki creeped them out. Others claimed that it was Sunako who creeped them out. Even Commanders that did fight her ran away as fast as they could from her, even the times that Katsuki lost.
Sora laughed shyly while scratching his head as Natsuko asked him to let her stay that close to him. Although he usually didn't let girls get that close to himself before and it honestly made him feel a little bit embarrassed, he could handle it when it came to Natsuko. Then he suddenly turned his head around when he heard Rui's voice. He opened his mouth to say something, but Natsuko had already answered Rui before he could even think of something to say. Was Rui uncomfortable with Natsuko being in their house? He tried to read her body language, but couldn't read properly what she was thinking. Of course she was probably surprised as she didn't expect Natsuko, but it didn't seem like it bothered Rui much, which made Sora relax and focus on Natsuko again."Well, she lives here. It's not that surprising."
Sora laughed. "But now we're completely alone, so you can relax. Nobody should come in anymore for the next couple of hours."
He continued with a wink towards Natsuko. "Yeah, Rui is the other Commander. Sora bought both of their decks, so they became Commanders almost together."
Wolf meanwhile answered Ema. Wolf felt like something was off about Natsuko and Ema. Natsuko was way too obsessed with Sora. Although it didn't seem like she would hurt Sora, since she seemed to care about him a lot, Wolf still couldn't relax with Natsuko and Ema being that close to Sora. His concerns only grew stronger when Ema mentionned that Natsuko really wanted to battle Sora. "She is? Why does she want to battle Sora so badly? They are friends, so there is the possibility that one will destroy the other's last coin. Why would she want to do that to someone she cares about?"
Wolf asked curiously, assuming that Ema wouldn't answer such a question.
Sora's cheeks gained a red color as Natsuko touched his hair and as she wrapped his arm around hers. "W-Well... L-Luckily I have y-you..."
He said before laughing shyly and scratching his head again. "Actually I did! Yesterday, Rui and I wented to the zoo again. It has been so long since we have done that. It was so much fun! We saw all kinds of animals and for once, she was having fun instead of reading books and ignoring me. I had forgotten how much fun it is to hang out with Rui. We even met another Commander. I didn't really want to battle her, since it was such a little, innocent girl, but Rui pushed me and now I have one of my coins back again! This means that for now, I am safe!"
Sora said with a huge smile on his face. "Oh, and maybe you and I could go to the zoo sometimes? It has also been long since you and I hung out somewhere off school grounds and each others' homes."
He continued, going through Natsuko's hair with his free hand.