Sakura was at a loss.
She didn’t understand what the letter she held in her hand meant.
“Come to the rooftop at 12 o’clock today”
Maybe the handwriting had been intentionally changed because the characters had been written roughly like katakana.
Who had written it and what were they trying to say?
No, she knew what they were saying.
Her identity had most likely been found out.
However, the members of the community hadn’t made any noticeable moves.
This meant that the one who wrote the letter was probably one person or at most two people.
The question was who had written it.
Who had found out?
Sakura hesitated for a moment, but before long, she raised her gaze from the letter and started walking toward the rooftop.
She was a queen.
There was nothing to be afraid of, and in case of emergency, she would just kill them all.
While thinking that…
When Sakura reached the rooftop, the wind was blowing as cold as yesterday.
Here, she had dropped Ryou from the roof and killed him.
At this time, she suddenly heard footsteps.
Sakura turned around and saw Rei standing there.
“I would have never thought that you were the culprit who killed Ryou. But unfortunately, it is you.”
Sakura turned her body to face Rei and slowly said,
“I didn’t kill Kamada1.”
“That would have been great. …If that really was the case.”
“Then, do you have any proof?”
“Hehe, to be told that even though you don’t have any proof…!”
Rei started walking in the opposite direction of Sakura.
“Do you know? When a suspect asks for proof, there’s a 99% chance they are the culprit.”
“Show me proof?”
“Yeah… It’s this.”
Rei took out a small piece of paper.
It was a sticker.
“Right, a sticker.”
“What is it?”
“This sticker is from the anime ‘Aid Union God Vine’. Only Ryou had it.”
“W-wait a second.”
“Someone might have stolen it from Kamada. Right! Surely the culprit put the sticker on my clothes in an attempt to lay the blame on me!”
However, Rei shook his head.
“What I want to say is that the sticker wasn’t on you. It’s about the character on the sticker.”
“This character is Greg. He’s the enemy of the hero, Jisa, and the battle scene is said to be the best scene in the entire series.”
“And what about it?”
“Well, listen to the end. Greg was actually originally Jisa’s companion. Right, Greg is a traitor. It was the sticker Ryou had that was on your clothes. How could this be a coincidence?”
“Even if that’s the case, I can’t push off Kamada.”
“You can. If it’s you.”
“Because it’s me?”
“Exactly. After all, you are…”
Rei took a deep breath and continued.
“Not a human.”
Rei’s voice echoed in the wintry weather.
“Not human? What are you saying?”
“...If not, I can’t explain.”
“This is absurd, I’m leaving.”
As Sakura turned on her heel, about to walk away, she heard a sharp voice behind her.
Turning around to once again look back at Rei, she saw a gun in his hand.
“If it’s the way I think, you were infected by the red monster. If that’s the case, wouldn’t it be strange if you couldn’t regenerate?”
“Are you serious?”
“This is a joke, right?”
“Don’t move, my aim will be off.”
“Stop it! Do you want to kill me!?”
The sound of a gunshot reverberated.
A bullet hit Sakura in her stomach.
Rei stared at it fixedly.
Sakura took two, three steps back and fell on one knee.
However, she stood up straight away and smiled.
“You were spot on, Shimaura.”
At that moment, Sakura’s hair grew and blew away Rei’s gun.
Rei heard her laughter of wild joy and was convinced he had finally peeled off her mask.
- Ryou Kamada. ↑