Holistic Fantasy - Chapter 149[Updated at: 2021-03-09 23:02:40]
The smell of disinfectant filled the air, stinging the noses of anyone smelling it .
Noah and Rentaro sat on the bench with their eyes on one of the doors along this hallway .
That\'s the door to a surgery room in this hospital .
The red light with characters "Surgery ongoing" on it lit up, telling everyone that door is meant to stayed shut .
Rentaro and Noah sat there without talking . Naturally, it\'s not because Noah avoided conversations . Rather, it\'s because Rentaro\'s current state made conversations very hard to carry on .
Noah helplessly shook his head when he saw Rentaro who is sweating profusely from nervousness .
"Rentaro, calm down, alright?"
"Nn . "
Rentaro nodded but his distant look and sweating forehead suggested otherwise .
"I know that . "
Rentaro said, however, he clasped his hands together tightly which looked like he was just giving Noah lip service .
"No matter how anxious you are, it will not help her situation . "
Noah advised .
"The doctor also said the current medical service of Tokyo Area is so high level this operation cannot possibly fail, the risk is negligible so can you stop being a nervous Nelly?"
"Yeah, you\'re right . "
Rentaro sighed .
"I just can\'t help it . "
"I guess you have a point . "
Noah nodded with a troubled look .
"Right, how about you find a topic to talk about?"
Rentaro said .
"Thank you . "
Noah didn\'t know where this came from .
"What\'s with you?"
"Kisara-san would have never gone through with this if you didn\'t interrupt . "
Rentaro\'s eyes flashed with thoughts, he voiced the ideas in his head .
"Actually, I am starting to think her kidney problem goes beyond affecting her physical health, to some extent, I think it\'s affecting her mental health . "
Noah urged him to go on .
"What is going on with you?"
Rentaro stopped for a second, he started explaining after this brief pause .
"Didn\'t you notice it? Whenever she talks about the Tendo Clan, isn\'t her reaction too extreme?"
"You mean that\'s abnormal?"
Noah tried to recall Kisara\'s reaction .
"Sure, but isn\'t that because she\'s so obsessed with ending the Tendo Clan?"
"It would have been fine if that was the case . "
Rentaro bitterly laughed .
"A friend of mine told me that isn\'t normal . For one, her entire mood changes completely . She thinks that Kisara\'s hatred got enhanced by the suffering she got from her kidney problems . It\'s like she can see her parents telling her to avenge them at all cost . "
Noah also felt a bit confused when Rentaro placed it like this .
He can sense her going off the rails whenever she goes on and on about how she wanted to destroy the Tendo clan .
Like a vengeful spirit returning from hell, Noah frowned whenever he saw her acting like that .
Indeed, Rentaro might be right to call this a mental affliction .
"Kisara-san probably recognizes this so she didn\'t want to do the transplant procedure, right?"
Rentaro sighed repeatedly .
"Without those hallucinations, she\'s afraid she will forget her desire for revenge . She is probably relying on this health problem to continuously remember her vengeance through pain and hallucinations . "
Noah nodded and he loosened his expression .
"If so, you must be really happy now, right?"
"That\'s why I said thank you . "
Rentaro laughed .
"Honestly, I don\'t want to see her dirtying her hands with revenge or curse her own clan like that . It makes me very uncomfortable whenever she\'s like that . "
Noah shared this sentiment .
Noah, however, is neutral in regards to her vengeance .
If it\'s Noah, once somebody harms his family, he will definitely want revenge .
Now, he might differ in the method through which he executes his own revenge .
At least, Noah doesn\'t think he\'s someone who would stop at nothing to get payback .
Kisara exhibits a rather dangerous trait of reckless abandon when it comes to revenge .
Noah is uncomfortable with her revenge not because of her motivation but because of her attitude .
If this transplant can solve that, then all the better .
The [Ongoing Surgery] light dimmed down as the doors opened .
A few doctors in scrubs came out . They can\'t see their faces but they can see the surgery went fine judging by their relaxed eyes .
Rentaro sighed in relief .
Kisara\'s operation went without a hitch .
Rentaro caught one of the doctors and he asked him .
"How did it go?"
"Relax, the operation was successful . "
The leading surgeon told him .
"Since she\'s still under anasthetic, I recommend coming back after tonight . She will also be placed under medical care so we can make sure she\'s healthy for discharge . "
"I understand . "
Noah and the surgeon shook hands .
"Thank you, doctor . "
The doctor bade them farewell and they exited the hallway .
Rentaro and Noah exchanged smiles before they entered the surgical room .
Tokyo Area 1, Holy Residence . . .
The base for national defense opened up .
Seitenshi entered the room with Kikunojou greeting her followed by other high-ranking officials .
Seitenshi gestured for everyone to sit down . Then, she looked at Kikunojou with a grim expression .
"Yes . "
Kikunojou nodded .
"At 2130 today, Monolith no . 32 experienced a Gastrea infestation as the troops stationed there were attacked by an unknown number of Gastrea monsters . "
Seitenshi balled her hands into fists .
Gastreas appearing near the Monolith?
That should have been impossible .
Excluding Stage 5 Gastrea, weaker monsters should have stayed clear of the obelisk .
Kikunojou said nothing . He displayed the screen behind him .
"This was the last photo sent to us by a soldier there before he expired . "
Seitenshi looked at the screen .
On it, she can see a blurry photo taken in low-light setting .
Darker than the night itself, he saw a long-necked Gastrea attaching itself to that Monolith .
Seitenshi recalled something ominous .
"This Gastrea, I think I have seen it somewhere before . . . "
Seitenshi obtained her memories from her mental files as she immediately gasped in shock, covering her mouth, she voiced her disbelief .
"Stage 4 Gastrea, Aldebaran?!"
The room immediately went into a turmoil .
"The Gastrea that can produce varanium-corrupting fluid?"
Seitenshi\'s hair stood on ends as she rubbed her cold hands together .
Why did Aldebaran appear here?
Why did it attack Monolith 32?
Seitenshi couldn\'t find an answer for her questions .
However, she can confirm one thing . Tokyo Area is in big trouble .