INTERMISSION: Little Sister
I have always wondered what kind of person my nii-sama would be like when I finally meet him again, after all these years. I've only met him once, when the Nanayas took me in, after that incident so long ago. Even though by blood our families where enemies but it was not them that almost killed us off. It was one of the monstrosities my beloved father freed that brought the end to my family and it was the Patriarch of the Nanaya clan that saved me.
"Kiriya-sama, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. I am not even sure if I could even repay the debt that I owe you and your family..." I bowed low before the man who treated me as his own daughter for so many years.
"Ah, don't worry about it. And what's with this -sama stuff? You've always been so formal and like that to me for a long time. We are family here, my dear." He gives me a gentle pat on the head, like a father admonishing a daughter who had done some mischief that could easily be forgiven.
"Ah, it seems that they've manage to solve the problem that was plaguing the abandoned factory district. Well, that's my son for you." Kiriya-sama smiled proudly at the mention of nii-sama's exploit.
I could hear voices coming closer. And amongst them I could definitely hear nii-sama's gentle voice.
At last, I can see my beloved nii-sama again. After so many years. I can finally see him, touch him, hug him...
The shoji panel slid open.
"Nii-sama!" and with that I lauched myself against him and threw my arms around him.
After settling Ciel in one of the rooms of the mansion (it seemed that she was so exhausted that she fell asleep as soon as she laid down one of the futons) I made my way to the room that was kinda like our unofficial meeting place. However, as soon as I opened one of the panels a strange girl came up and wrapped herself around me.
"Um, dad. Can you tell me what's happening? " I turned towards my old man who seems to be suppressing his laughter.
"Well, I was hoping of bringing her after your wedding but she insisted on seeing her nii-sama so..."
"Wait..wait a moment. I have a sister? But I thought I was an only..."
"You're kinda correct at that point." My dad is averting his gaze for some reason. "She's not really blood related to you at all. More like we adopted her many years ago after a certain incident took away her family."
I kinda remember an incident like that from where I came from.
"Wa...from another family? Don't tell me, she's from the To..."
"Ah yes, it was kinda interesting back then. She shares the same name as you."
"Her name is SHIKI. Well actually...."
I suddenly remember something horrifying.
The real Tohno SHIKI was a guy...