While Luvia is busy digging a path to the underground blockage, the others went about their usual business.
Rin continued monitoring the blockage with her administration rights and magic. She didn’t want any other nasty surprises in case the Eighth card suddenly does something to affect the entire city.
The others were preparing to deal with the upcoming fight.
This upcoming opponent sucked a lot of magic power and is bound to be a freak,, unlike the previous Heroic Spirits.
Wu Yan, Hinagiku, Mikoto, and Kuro who can take down spirits on their own needed to exercise caution.
Wu Yan got slightly hurt during the Saber fight.
Meanwhile, Berserker was resilient and could put out heavy blows so Wu Yan, Hinagiku, and Mikoto had to gang up on it to win.
This time, it will be a far stronger opponent than Saber and Berserker.
Even Wu Yan, Hinagiku, and Mikoto might not be able to win if they let their guard down.
Fortunately, Kuro joined their party so the chances of winning were higher.
Rin, Luvia, Illya, and Miyu were told to think carefully about participating in this round.
That is the status quo.
They had much to think about.
Alas, this peaceful respite before the storm won’t last long.
Fuyuki city, riverside.
The bright red bridge had many cars on it. It is a scene for sore eyes showing the life of a small-sized town.
A taxi was zooming along the bridge.
Then, it came to a stop near the sidewalk.
The door of the taxi opened.
A figure emerged from within.
When the taxi’s door shut, the driver immediately left.
The visitor looked out at the city as she immediately picked up that something was wrong with the city.
She wore suits and ties that made her look like she was part of the Secret Service. She also had a weird glove with runes on it.
The veteran aura around her told people not to mess with her.
Her red short hair and pink eyes made her look like she wasn’t born in Japan.
She mused out loud.
“No magical distortions at all.”
The magical distortions were caused by Class Cards sucking magic power from the leylines to maintain the Mirror world and themselves.
Looks like this visitor has a magical background.
“What’s going on?”
Her sharps eyes brimmed with curiosity.
“The two apprentices of that magician should have been on the case, they said they didn’t collect the cards yet, what is going on?”
“The distortions are gone.”
Her eyes glimmered.
“Looks like the Magic Council was fooled.”
She turned around before leaving the bridge.
“Sooner or later, I would have to deal with those two anyway.”
Hinagiku and Mikoto walked along one of the commercial districts’ pathways.
“The underground work isn’t done yet, right?”
Mikoto asked Hinagiku.
“Is it fine to leisurely pass the day like this?”
“Yan told us it’s fine.”
“Before the battle, we should just relax.”
“Yeah, I mean….”
“He is very busy decoding the card while we are just playing around.”
“He chose to do that so we can play.”
“I feel bad playing when he is working but it’s what he wants so let’s just not waste his good intentions, okay?”
"Okay, I guess."
"I hope the enemy this time isn't annoying like Berserker. That adaptive Noble Phantasm isn't a joke."
"It's just a brute with strength, we shouldn't have any problem but it just had to be that adaptive Noble Phantasm. We were forced into ganging up on it. Noble Phantasms are like cheats."
"Saber wasn't any different. If she didn't have Excalibur, the fight would have been easier."
Mikoto brushed her bangs.
"Anyway, we should expect a strong enemy and make preparations accordingly."
The two continued chatting like ordinary ladies except the topics they talked about were beyond their age.
Then, a lady in a suit walked toward them. She looked like she was a veteran fighter.
The three got close and they passed each other.
Like it was scripted, the trio stopped.
The chatting ladies and the taciturn veteran lady turned around. They stared at one another.
The lady in a suit also sharpened her gaze as she emitted killing intent.