that's my name. What do you want?”
really wanted to know that. On a list of all disgusting orders she
had ever received during her years in the police corps paying a visit
to Red Rose Academy made very high scores.
she sat seated in the principal's office, but there was no principal
there. Instead of him she faced two members of the board of
the time being we seem to share an interest,” one of them said.
are escalating out of control here, and we doubt that we can stop
this school from taking action against all of you.”
of them. That would include the Wakayama parents who also sat in the
office. Amaya really had no wish to visit the school that had cost
her Urufu so much, but Principal Nakagawa was adamant.
how much do you know of Hamarugen Urufu's background.”
thought about the question. The way it was phrased those two already
knew about the impossibility. “I know enough,” she said.
don't,” one of the two answered.
that is why we'll have you transferred from the police to the defence
immediately you're assigned the title of lieutenant colonel, and from
September onwards you'll act as the handle for both Hamarugen Urufu
and Ageruman Kuritina. I assume you're familiar with the latter?”
was. Her Urufu was head over heels in love with the girl, and from
what Amaya had just heard that girl was no girl at all.
Wakayama-san,” Amaya noted how the greeting pointedly wasn't
directed to any one of the two present parents, “we'll agree to
give you all the information you've required. We'll also respect that
you want your children to believe they successfully managed to hide
what happened here last year.”
in return?” Mrs Wakayama asked.
make certain both arrivals spend most of their summer break as far
away from Tokyo as possible. While I have no reason to like
Nakagawa-san I respect his judgement. We'll keep him supplied with
information of whenever things get out of hand here.”
the Wakayama parents were in the know as well for some reason. Amaya
turned to her hosts. “Why did we have to meet here?”
there are things you need to be here to understand. We'll tell you
everything, and the Wakayamas will fill you in on anything I forget
or point out any lies of mine. We can't afford distrust at this time.
I'm afraid it'll be a long evening.”
was, and when it was done Amaya was both more disgusted and scared
than she had ever been before in her life.