At this moment, the voice that penetrated through the wind and rain entered Fang Li’s ears.
It was a voice that matched the girl’s appearance perfectly. But it’s not a bad childlike voice, on the contrary, it had a pleasant sound, as if it were a work of art. However, this sound was soon covered up by the growing storm. The only thing left was the girl’s crimson eyes staring intently at Fang Li, as if she was trying to burn a hole into him.
Fang Li’s face was completely memorized in her mind, and as if she wanted to examine it once again, her eyes didn’t stop looking.
From the pair of eyes, Fang Li saw two things. One, a sense of mission. A sense of mission, as if chasing something desperately with the intention of accomplishing something. The other was a strong will. A strong will to move forward even if it means getting bloodied and crushed.
With these two feelings, the young face of the girl seems to have matured. There’s an unusual imposing manner, Even the average Butei would have to bow before it, right? It’s a pity that Fang Li is not a normal Butei.
Looking at the girl who is staring at him, Fang Li sighed. He asked with some uncertainty, “Kanzaki H. Aria…?”
Hearing the name, the girl’s pretty brows raised slightly, saying, “I thought you didn’t know me, but I guess we don’t need to introduce ourselves.”
In other words, this girl looks like she’s new to high school. It’s the girl from the United Kingdom that Riko was talking about yesterday. “Quadra Aria” the transfer student.
Assault’s 3rd S-Rank Butei, the one who’s been asking about Fang Li’s whereabouts. This S-Rank Butei, who collected information on Fang Li finally showed up a semester late.
Fang Li stood in front of her quietly.
“Before even coming to Butei High, I’ve heard of your existence.” Aria lifted her eyes, gazed at Fang Li, and said so under Fang Li’s startled expression.
“An S-Rank Butei, who uses an unbelievable gun technique like Magic! Butei High School’s Gun Magician, it’s good to finally meet you, my time’s not wasted. I specifically informed Assault to set me up with an S-Rank Butei helper.”
“So Ranbyou would inform me, just because of you?”, Fang Li thought in his head.
“While there’s a lot I’d like to say to you, this is an emergency and I won’t say anything that isn’t necessary.” Aria turned to face the heavily raining sky. “I’ve notified Logi to send me a Helicopter, it should be here now.”
As if in confirmation of Aria’s words, in the sky, a helicopter began to descend slowly, letting the downwind blow away the heavy rain.
Ranbyou had said before that the Butei Killer’s method of remote control via radio waves had been cracked by Aria. Therefore, it appears that Aria was already prepared by donning the C-Equipment when the wave was captured.
She’d arranged for transportation, and also informed Ranbyou in passing to get him as a helper. This United Kingdom’s S-Rank Butei’s action is really extraordinary. At least, at this moment, the tempo was completely controlled by this transfer student.
Aria, as if taking it for granted, turned her back on the descending helicopter and looked at Fang Li with an expression that carried a strong will, saying, “I’m running out of time, so, just let me make sure of your ability in this incident.”
“I hope you don’t let me down.”
This was the situation of Fang Li’s first meeting with Aria and this encounter was the one that changed the trajectory of the two people in this world.
splish splash splish
The rain kept falling, giving the entire sky an eerie atmosphere, and the dark cloud layer was so overwhelming that there was a feeling of depression.
Butei High’s helicopter flew in the heavy rain, parting the rain while moving forward. In the cabin, Aria was checking her own equipment without turning back to Fang Li.
“I’ll explain the current situation.” Hearing this, Fang Li only grasped the armrest, directly saying, ” I’m not sure if I’ve got it all figured out, but I think I know most of it already. Weapons were used, but bombs and remote-controlled vehicles were also used, and the hostages are all passengers on the bus followed by the armed vehicle. This time’s mission is saving all the passengers, right?”
“Yes, it’s good that you understood so quickly.” Aria turned back to Fang Li and said, “Though you didn’t wear a C Equipment before the attack. It’s like you don’t understand the seriousness of the situation, so I’ve docked your points.”
However, Fang Li doesn’t wear C Equipment because he doesn’t want to… It is not because he didn’t understand the seriousness of the situation he just thought it was heavy and a waste of his strength.
The defensive performance of C Equipment is not bad, but the lightness of the uniform is higher. As far as Fang Li was concerned, this lightness suited him better than defensiveness. Of course, Fang Li didn’t need to explain anything but continued to ask, “The actions of the Police Department and Butei Bureau. How are they?”
“They’re already prepared.” Aria put her own gun away, turned around, faced Fang Li, and said, “But the other guy is running wild with the bus, it’ll take some time to get ready.”
“In other words, we’re the first on the scene?”
“That’s right, after all, I was the one who intercepted the radio waves, and I started making preparations long before anyone called the police.”
Fang Li turned in the direction of the hatch and said to Aria, “Kanzaki-san, I hope that we have fun working together.”
“Likewise.” Aria came over to Fang Li’s side, tilted her head, looked out the window, and said, “Also, calling me Aria is fine.”
During the conversation, the helicopter began to slow down. As the helicopter descended, Fang Li and Aria finally saw the target.
On the highway below, a bus was barreling down the road at a speed that would’ve caused the driver’s driver’s license to be revoked.
Several other vehicles were following closely behind, nearly tailgating several times, but eventually not hitting.
“I see it!” Aria shouted into her headset, “Okay, get ready to descend, we’ll use a parachute to jump to the bus!”
However, as soon as she’d spoken, Fang Li’s voice simultaneously rang out over the headset. “No! We can’t drop yet!”