Bargain Mission


The angels pulled Masayuki into the corner.

“What is it?” he asked. The angels all stared at him.

“We can’t physically go in to get here,” Natalia said. “It has to be someone close to Baby.” Masayuki pointed to his nose.

“Me?” he asked. “But she doesn’t really like me.” Izumi frowned.

“But she does,” she muttered under her breath.

“Huh?” the boy asked. Izumi sneered and shook her head.

“The point is you have to be the one to go in and save her,” Liz said. Masayuki narrowed his eyes.

“But why me?” he asked. Natalia gripped him by the shoulder.

“He’s built up a barrier to keep us angels out,” she said. “Trust me, we’ve tried.” Masayuki frowned as he could see where this was heading.

“But how am I supposed to get in when you can’t get in?” he asked.

“Not as you are right now,” Natalia said. “You have to go in soul form.” Masayuki gave her a blank stare.

“But I don’t have my VR headset with me,” he said. Yoshiko and Liz grabbed him by the arms. Masayuki looked at them with a puzzled look on his face.

“Hey, wait a minute!” he said. “What are you doing?” Natalia leaned in close to his face.

“We’ll help you go into soul form,” she said. “Just say you will help her. Do it for her!” All five angels stared sharply at him. Masayuki’s eyes rolled up to the ceiling.

“Alright,” he said. “I’ll do it.” Natalia stepped back.

“Good,” she said. “Girls.” The angels dragged the boy with them as they followed her down the stairs. Meanwhile, the others looked among each other, waiting.

“What are they doing?” Taro asked. Jules just shrugged and shook her head.