Chapter 31: Arena
The Arena is run by the government. Built to find potential agents, now a source of income as crowds gathered to watch contractor battles. I got in easily. Shall I participate now?
(In front of the Arena)
Yuki: A match right after a simple document registration...Is this how they operate the Arena?
You: Well, what I know is only public information. I don't know about the internal stuff.
Announcement: The next match is going to be between Kick-Ass Contractor Sir [Insert Name] and Invincible Contractor Hora.
Announcement: Kick-ass Contractor Sir [Insert Name] and Invincible Contractor Hora, please come to stage No. 5.
You: Kick-ass Contractor Sir [Insert Name]? If I didn't mishear the announcer, am I registered under the name "Sir [Insert Name]"?
Yuki: I was confident that I used the coolest nickname, but look at theirs. Invincible...I never thought they would come up with that.
You: Hey, that's not the point...
(In the Arena)
Hora: Kick-ass Contractor. That's awesome. You've come up with one of the trendiest nicknames. You beat me to that.
Yuki: You are not to be underestimated. Invincible...That's not something I could've imagined at all.
Hora: I'll officially introduce myself. I'm Hora the Invincible Contractor. This is my partner, Luel the Absolute Beauty. You'd better get prepared.
Yuki: I'm Yuki and I serve [Insert Name], the Kick-ass Contractor.
Yuki: Ready to rumble?
Hora: Let's get it on!
(Battle with Level 70 Hora, profile image Luel)
Hora: Amazing...You really kick ass. I can't use the nickname "Invincible" anymore.
Luel: Are you okay?
Hora: I'm totally fine. How about you, honey?
Luel: I'm fine too. And you are still invincible because you will surpass that guy soon. I'll help you.
Hora: Yeah? Okay then. I'm still invincible. Hahaha.
You: Geez. What a couple...
Yuki: He seems mentally shaken after the defeat. Anyway, did he say honey to the devil?
Hora: Huh? Ah, Luel is my partner as well as my lover.
Luel: Tee-hee. Darling...
You: I see. You two are a loving couple. I've heard about the cases of contractors going out with their devils, but this is my first time actually seeing one.
Hora: What? Are you not a couple, then?
Yuki: I'm a servant to my master.
Hora: Ah, that's how you define your relationship. Well, I should respect your style...
You: What? What style! Not in the way you think it is! Yuki, stop saying anything that could be misleading!
Yuki: Yes, Master.
You: No, Yuki...Please...
Yuki: Anything wrong?
You: I think I just saw Shuhei. He came this way. Am I seeing things?
Yuki: Shuhei...You mean the person who became the contractor of darkness? But the contractor of darkness...
You: I know. The government hasn't found any solution to that yet. But I feel...