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sword Art online - Volume 10 - Alicization Running, p.1

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Reki Kawahara


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thing 2 - job Alicization component 1 The silvery white full moon, segmented into four by the cross-shaped window frame, could be viewed looming above. In the southwest corner of ALFheim, in the land of the Sylphs, the streets of the funding city Sylvain were wrapped in a special veil of darkness. Most of the shops had actually their sturdy metal shutters traction down, and couple of players to be moving roughly on the key streets. This was since the time to be 4am, once the least variety of people would be connected. Asuna turned she eyes indigenous the home window to the table, and also picked up the quiet steaming cup. She lugged the thickly-colored tea to she lips, and could feeling the illusory heat stimulate her tongue. Return she was not sleepy, her mind felt slightly fuzzy; she has had practically no sleep because that the previous 3 days. She closed her eyes and used her fingers to tap her temple slightly. The various other Sylph girl that saw this asked worriedly, “Are girlfriend alright, Asuna-san? friend haven"t to be sleeping.” “Yeeah, I"m good here. You too, Lyfa. It should be tiring for you come walk about everywhere, right?” “My actual body is resting appropriately in mine bed, therefore I"m alright.” despite they stated they to be fine in unison, lock realized no sounded really energetic at all, and gave wry smiles. This ar was the player home of Lyfa, the avatar of Kirigaya Suguha in ALFheim Online. The walls neighboring the round room had a glossy, iridescent sheen the constantly change in colour, creating a rather surreal atmosphere. A pearl white table and also matching chairs were put in the centre of the room, three of i beg your pardon were currently occupied. On listening the duo"s conversation, the ice-blue haired girl through triangular ears clasped her fingers together on the table, opening her mouth, “If you force yourself also much, her minds won"t be able to work well during vital moments. Also if you can"t sleep, it makes a whole civilization of distinction if you merely close her eyes.” The owner of the calm voice to be Asada Shino, in the Cait Sith avatar which she had actually been diving in because that the last fifty percent a year. The characters name to be the same as the user- Sinon native Gun Gale Online. Asuna looked over and also nodded. “Alright... After the meeting"s over, please permit me to use the bed here. Really, if just sleep spells were efficient on the players together well.” “I think you deserve to sleep well only if onii-chan sleeps on the rocking chair there...” Asuna and Sinon smiled in ~ Lyfa"s mutterings, yet the smiles they offered were tired ones. Lyfa placed the cup she was holding v both hands earlier on the table, took a an extremely deep breath, and changed her expression. “Then... We"ll begin with the details we have actually gathered today, no, yesterday. In conclusion, us couldn"t find any solid proof that onii-chan was taken to the Tokorozawa national Defense clinical College Hospital. The data mirrors that he was definitely transferred come the Neurosurgical room on the 23rd floor, but they denied all accessibility to the wards and also not also the level deserve to be accessed. Over there were likewise no indications of the emergency ambulance showing up there at the an alleged time. We recognize this for details since Yui has actually hacked into the monitoring cameras and also checked the footage.” “In other words... There"s a high probability that Kirito might not be in the Defense medical Hospital... Something like that?” Lyfa nodded, agreeing with what Sinon said. “It"s really tough to believe... But I"m surprised the not also family members have the right to see him. It"s strange no matter exactly how you look at it...” The rest of the words to be left unsaid and simply changed by cumulative headshakes. At the moment, the room descended into deep silence. Lyfa"s brothers Kirito—Kirigaya Kazuto was attacked by the fugitive from the fatality Gun incident, "Johnny Black"—Kanemoto Atsushi just two days ago, ~ above the 29th the June. Kazuto was injected with a highly-dangerous drug, succinylcholine, through Kanemoto close to Asuna"s house on the roadways of Setagaya area Miyasakai 1-chome in Tokyo. Under the paralysing results of the drug, he quickly entered cardiac arrest. Even after CPR and also medication to be administered in the ambulance, the lose of oxygen caused his heart to avoid soon after. He to be classified together Dead on come (DOA) the minute he arrived on Setagaya general Hospital. Possibly it was the field of expertise of the medical professionals in the ER or Kazuto"s very own will to live or that they had actually the ideal of luck on both accounts that he finally regained his heartbeat and also started breathing generally once the drugs take it effect, escaping native the claws of fatality in a miraculous manner. Together Asuna heard this result from the doctor who come out native the ER, she calm her distraught look however was left speechless through the words that followed. The doctor told her that as Kazuto"s heart quit for more than 5 minutes, it was feasible that he can have continual some damages to the brain. There was a opportunity of long term damage to thought processes or motor functions, or both, and also that in the worst situation scenario, he might never wake up up again—and, The physician concluded the a thorough investigation utilizing an MRI was crucial to tell if this was the case, and also they would more than likely transfer him end to a hospital with better facilities. Asuna fought against the anxiety that win again and contacted Kazuto"s small sister Suguha to describe the situation. In the end, she started crying the moment she observed Suguha. The night, Kazuto"s mother, Kirigaya Midori come running over from her workplace in Iidabashi and also spent the night ~ above the bench in former of the ICU. The following day, top top the 30th of June, Asuna and Suguha were convinced by the supervisor the he was currently "out that danger", and also went earlier to Asuna"s home which to be nearby, and Midori went back to her residence in Kawagoe for the time being to deal with his health and wellness insurance scheme. After both the them had a shower, they every contacted their very own schools around a leaving of absence, chatted for several hours, then gotten in a light sleep. Around an hour later, Asuna was woken by Midori"s phone call. She dashed toward the portable terminal and Midori called her that unfortunately, Kazuto had actually still no regained consciousness, but he to be to be transferred to the Defense medical College Hospital the was nearer to her residence in Kawagoe because that closer observation and also a far better equipped facility. ~ that, the ambulance come to transport Kazuto. Midori said that she would head end in a taxi as soon as she was done v the procedures, and Asuna told her that they would soon arrive at the brand-new hospital. The unconscious Kazuto was certainly moved native the Setagaya general Hospital through the emergency exit and also into the ambulance at about 1.45pm top top the 30th. Yui plainly investigated the from the clean visuals the the security cameras the the hospital. The records verified that the ambulance reached the Defense medicine College Hospital in Tokorozawa in Saitama. Kazuto was instantly admitted right into the neurosurgical room on the 23rd level for extensive care, and was under observation— Asuna and also Suguha both believed it there is no a doubt, and also they checked out visit him 2 days ago late at night, yet they to be not allowed to view Kazuto or also view that from afar. Asuna analyzed Lyfa"s words together she nodded slightly and said, “It"s true the Kirito-kun was sent out from the hospital in Setagaya by ambulance and the destination was the nationwide Defense clinical University Hospital. There"s one admission document for "Kirigaya Kazuto"... Yet there"s no report of how Kirito-kun looked, no one were there documents from the surveillance camera. It"s feasible the ambulance Kirito-kun rode on checked out some ar other than the hospital... Like a mix increase of patient or some various other accident— but, most most likely not...” “There"s an intent to lie, which means that it was planned through someone... Abduction?” Sinon said with a calm voice, also as she triangular ear jerked sharply. “But in the situation, the ambulance in inquiry would it is in disguised, right? Leaving next the paramedics, the auto itself would be fake, right? ns don"t think anyone could have predicted that onii-chan would certainly be assaulted in Setagaya by the guy dubbed Kanemoto or something, and also be hospitalized. Also, it was only 18 hrs after he had been hospitalized.” “It"s physically impossible to arrange a fake ambulance after they knew the Kirito-kun collapsed.” Asuna"s doubt again overlapped with the inquiry Sinon raised. “But in the case, if there"s an abduction of a patient using a fraudulent ambulance, what if the human who to plan this best from the beginning targeted Kirito simply out the coincidence...” “To placed it simply, it doesn"t yes, really feel the way.” Lyfa swung she ponytail sideways and started to explain in a surging manner, “Fuu, once the hospital transfers a patient, it need to make a speak to to inquiry an ambulance from the emergency control command area, however according come Yui"s investigations, nobody make a speak to that day, and also the ambulance in question appeared at the moment. Then, it would be the exact same for the paramedics who rode on the ambulance, and the case with the Tokorozawa Defense university Hospital must be the same as well. Not just that, they even knew onii-chan"s name. The super who remained in charge of it did say that they had not made a mistake.” “...Then, they were targeting Kirito ideal from the start in a ploy come abduct him.” “Yeah, the culprit gained news as soon as Kirito-kun gotten in the hospital and also sent a actual ambulance for their own purposes.” Both of them nodded in a cynical manner in solution to Asuna"s words. The reason why they were so skeptical was because it was as well scary to conclude and link whatever together. Asuna herself had actually the exact same feeling together well. If everything was true, the opponent who abducted Kazuto was someone influential enough to mobilize the ambulance service. To be honest, those thoughts may all have been extreme thinking on your parts. It could be the Kazuto to be being cure in the Defense medical University Hospital, the photos of the hospital room could not it is in seen since of the advanced machines, and at the moment he had actually arrived there, there was no record because the monitoring cameras seemed to be faulty... No, it could be claimed that this line of factor to consider was no normal. In fact, Kazuto and Suguha"s mother Midori did no doubt the hospital"s existing explanation. The abduction and falsified information was simply the imagination of the 3 girls that loved come worry. The culprit in real life did no exist, and also Kazuto"s therapy would be a success and also they would certainly be educated with news the minute he regained consciousness... However, a certain component of Asuna"s derailed common sense had a pained feeling within. That have to be the exact same with Kazuto"s tiny sister Lyfa, and Sinon who had virtually crossed the line of fatality with him. They were not assuming the the third "Death Gun" Kanemoto"s assault when the injected the toxin succinylcholine right into Kazuto was part of the plan. However, the person probably made usage of this event to abduct Kazuto. “Whether it"s an company or a person, the guy deserve to be taken into consideration an "enemy" in this situation.” Asuna stated in an adamant voice. Sinon blinked, and then proved a slight smile. “Before i arrived here... Today, I assumed you 2 would be really despondent and also I was quite worried. Come Lyfa, it"s because he"s she most necessary brother, to Asuna, it"s because, well, he"s her boyfriend... And also that guy disappeared choose this when unconscious...” speaking of which, ns wasn"t as shocked together I thought I would certainly be after hearing these unexpected words. Ns was crying so hard when I saw Kirito-kun collapse the night... Asuna feeling some sense of shock as she thought about this, and also Lyfa, who had both hands clasped strict in former of her chest, said, “Well... I"d definitely be worried. However, once I realized the onii-chan might not it is in in the hospital, i felt rather uneasy and also yet had actually a small feeling that it was choose this. Onii-chan certainly got involved in part astonishing event again... I really can"t imagine just how chaotic the areas were since I wasn"t there. That was favor that in the SAO incident, the exact same with that death Gun incident... Therefore this time, I"ll definitely...” “Yes... I see.” So ns can"t compare to the small sister who has actually lived with him for a lengthy time. Asuna murmured within her heart and also she nodded hard. “Kirito-kun is certainly fighting choose normal someplace as usual, therefore we have to carry out the struggle we have the right to handle.” of course. Sinon glanced aside because that a moment and continued to rigid at them. “Sinonon doesn"t look as well despondent either.” “Eh... That"s because... To me, i strongly think that I"m the just one who can beat him...” After trading doubtful looks with the stuttering Sinon for a moment, Asuna went earlier to the original topic. “Anyway... Just by looking at the ambulance, ns guess the influence of the foe is quite large.” “How about we report this come the police? If we"re together with the police, the hospital will certainly at least have actually to carry out us with some information, right?” Sinon"s suggestion made some sense to them, yet Asuna shook her head contempt to disagree. “In that Defense clinical College Hospital"s server, the moment Kirito-kun arrived and also the time the neurosurgical department take it him in were all recorded. The records show that Kirito-kun was definitely in that hospital. The basis because that our presumption that he was kidnapped is the "There were no images of that reaching" that place, and also the police won"t mobilize because that such a reason, ns guess... And also, the one that checked the visual documents was...” “Yui-chan that hacked in.” Sinon provided a slim grimace as she muttered, and also seemed come think of other else together she continued, “Ah... However in the case, have the right to we hack right into the camera network inside of the hospital through the surveillance cameras external the hospital? If us can check the photos in Kirito-kun"s room...” “But the internal hospital"s security system is various from the outside. It"s most likely protected by a very an effective firewall that also Yui-chan can"t break through.” Lyfa weakly shook her head. Yesterday, she walk to carry out assorted investigations ~ above Setagaya general Hospital and the national Defense clinical College Hospital i beg your pardon were far away from every other. Even though she had actually the assist of the AI Yui who was bound come the portable terminal, simply progressing was yes, really hard. The course, Asuna herself went along and it seemed choose Kirito"s problem had already stabilized, yet by then she had already skipped institution for 2 directly days without permission. The digital money payment terminal that was an alleged to be backup power was left with Lyfa as soon as they rode on the taxi, and also naturally, she was not able to concentration on her classes in ~ all. In school, Kazuto"s lack was explained by a an important illness, and the very same was told to their classmates. Among their friends, Lisbeth/Shinozaki Rika and also Silica/Ayano Keiko did no know about the strike at all. The guilt that hiding the reality from the two of them who were both worried about Kazuto ripped at your hearts. However, this had been discussed with Lyfa yesterday morning. Prior to they knew the actual situation— even if it is Kazuto was really in the national Defense medical College Hospital, lock would save this an enig between the three of them, including Sinon. The factor why they just contacted Sinon was that she had actually met Kazuto at the "Dicey Café" before the attack and because she was connected in the fatality Gun incident. However, it was thanks to this that her calmness and intellect enhanced everyone"s confidence. Asuna stared in ~ the side of the sniper Sinon"s face, a confront that never adjusted in ALO, and said, “I feel that the greatest weapon we have actually is that we understand an ext about Kirito-kun 보다 anyone else. So, let"s take a step ago and discuss. The opponent targeted Kirito-kun, yet for what reason?” ��If it"s for the benefits of money, the kidnapping would be aimed in ~ Asuna, yet the culprit never ever contacted us, right?” “Telephone, e-mail, or letters, there have been none in ~ all. Besides, this kidnapping was as well reckless. They also prepared a fake ambulance to kidnap onii-chan especially from the hospital, that isn"t anyone significant.” “Then... I don"t really desire to consider this, yet what if it"s since of a grudge...? execute you know any kind of opponent who hates Kirito...?” This time, Asuna shook she head slightly. “Even despite there room people amongst the SAO survivors who hate Kirito for sending them directly to prison and also for clearing the game, the only enemy who has actually such financial strength and also organization capacity is...” Asuna recalled the confront of Sugou Nobuyuki, the ambitious human being who as soon as trapped the SAO players as test subjects in his abominated research and also was handed over to the police through Kirito. However, that person was locked in ~ the wall surfaces of the detention barracks, and his effort to escape overseas caused his appeal because that bail to it is in rejected. “...Yeah, us still haven"t believed of who can do together a thing.” “It"s neither because that money nor a grudge, huh...? Hmm...” Sinon lowered her head for a while, used her fingers to tap the tips of her ears, and said in an uncertain manner. “...Well, ns guess it to be just completely baseless conjecture... The motive isn"t for money or a grudge, but he was still kidnapped. That means that to the enemy, Kirito is an existence which still needs to be maintained alive. To placed it much more specifically what they desire is Kirito himself, or what that has... In game terms, his "element", right? What deserve to we think of?” “Swordsmanship.” Asuna immediately answered there is no hesitation. Anytime she closed she eyes and also imagined Kirito"s silhouette, the an initial thing that would appear was the typically black-clothed Kirito of old who would wield 2 swords and also slash at adversaries like a hurricane. It appeared that Lyfa had actually the same impression on that after travelling with him in ALO together she instantly continued, “Reaction speed.”