Luvia, Miyu, Illya, and Rin stayed over at Wu Yan's abode.
This villa might not be a luxurious mansion but it is still huge compared to family homes. This villa can easily house dozens without issues so 4 more residents weren't an issue.
Illya wanted to head back but she decided against that when she reckoned that it would be close to daybreak by the time she got there and got ready for bed. Instead, she called home to tell her family that she is staying with Miyu and her friends before hitting the sack.
Wu Yan can't help but admire her bold nerves.
One would think that with the sudden appearance of a Doppelgänger, mysterious fainting, and her usage of esoteric methods and even briefly turning into Emiya Archer, the girl would have a hard time sleeping. Yet, she ate, got ready for bed, and went into a deep sleep without many issues. It was like she wasn't the MVP tonight.
What is up with this girl?
Anyone would be struck with Insomnia after having so many things happen to them.
Tonight, there are people who can't sleep.
Standing near the window with the wind gently rustling his hair, the deep red eyes of the True Ancestor gazed out at the city below.
Wu Yan sighed after taking out the cards he had.
Saber, Lancer, Rider, Caster, Assassin, Berserker, and finally, the Archer card that is with tanned Illya (Kuro).
He is so close to gathering all 7 cards.
Once he gets the last card, the second round of the Demigod's Path would be complete.
Someone just had to throw a wrench in his work.
The missing Archer Card and tanned Illya.
Everything is out of whack.
Wu Yan didn't expect this outcome.
He only watched the original anime up to the point where Rin, Illya, Miyu, and Luvia were close to getting all the cards.
He wasn't sure if Tanned Illya appeared in the original work he watched.
However, she has the last card.
He needs to get her if he wants to complete this mission.
"Guess I can only move forward as things progress..."
He looked at his other cards.
"Why are you talking about progress?"
Someone called out to him.
He chuckled when he identified the lady behind him.
"What's the matter? Why are you still awake?"
"You're the same, buster."
Rin approached the balcony.
Her black hair danced in the faint breeze. Her blue eyes shimmered like a lake's surface.
Wu Yan had to look away lest he is mesmerized.
"This is the first time I see you with your hair down."
"I don't know if there are weirdos who sleep with their hair tied, but, I like sleeping with my hair untied."
Rin ran her fingers through her hair.
"Don't get the wrong idea just because you saw me in my sloppy version doesn't mean anything. I just don't care enough to keep up appearances around you."
"Don't care about appearances, huh?"
He bitterly laughed.
It doesn't matter that she isn't in her makeup, she still looks great.
Rin is probably a natural beauty.
Plus, she has always made sure she kept up with appearances when others view her.
She said she isn't putting on air around him because she is already very friendly with him.
The two stayed on the balcony with the wind slowly whistling away in the distance.
The two's minds slowly melded.
"So, what now?"
"Are you going after the Archer card?"
"It's the last card, I am going to get it no matter what."
He looked at the six tarot cards in his hands.
"More like, how are you going to explain yourself to the bosses? You lost all the cards."
"Yeah, it's not my problem anymore. I am going to let the Clocktower decide."
Rin pursed her lips.
"I envision that they might reassign us or make us stay on the job with additional support. I prefer going back to study though."
Wu Yan stayed silent.
"In other words, you two might leave tomorrow?"
Rin ran her fingers through her hair.
"But, we won't say anything about dragging other people into this. I will just tell them vaguely that a certain third party is gathering the cards. If they send people after you, don't blame me okay? It's out of my hands now."
"It makes no difference."
"I don't care who they send, we will not yield."
"Confident, aren't you?"
Rin looked at him.
He felt like the blue eyes staring at him had a hint of remorse.
"Yeah, I guess whoever they send wouldn't matter, huh? You will probably forget about me soon enough."
"Rin-san, are you going to miss me?"
Rin turned red.
"Do you think that would happen?"
"I don't know."
Wu Yan shrugged before suddenly hugging her.
"What are you doing?!"
"I am just making sure this Tsundere is telling the truth."
He raised her chin.
Looking at her flustered look, he drew closer.
"How about we continue the accidental kiss from last time?"
"I am warning you..."
"Do-Don't think I won't hit you."
Wu Yan drew closer.
"What if I don't think so?"
Wu Yan kissed her while she drummed his chest.
Alas, the lady's strength is no match for him. Soon, she relented as his tongue took hers hostage.
Rin slumped back as the moonlight drew two intimate shadows into the balcony.