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   Chapter 17 My cousin is such a joker

Mending the Shadow By Elria Cortez Characters: 9721

Updated: 2018-12-17 20:40

Kana's mouth dropped open at Ken's statement, and Kazuki's small eyes bulged as if they were about to go out of their sockets. Ken was just looking casual. She noticed the undeniable humor on his eyes.

'He is enjoying this!' She realized.

The atmosphere among them suddenly felt tense. Kana's nervous laughter eased the tension.

Her hand tapped Ken's shoulders.

"Ha-ha, my cousin is such a joker, don't mind him Kazuki. Ken is always like this." She gave a sideway glance at Ken, who smirked at her and acted nonchalant.


Since Kazuki is a medical student, he is smart and noticed the slip of the tongue that came from Kana.

"I thought he is your friend?" He asked, keeping an eye on Ken's expression, but Ken remained indifferent to his stare. He was just returning his stare squarely as if he did not say anything wrong.

Kana swallowed.

'Stupid!' She thought.

She smiled at him, hiding the nervousness she was feeling at the moment. She has worked for more than 2 years to build up a good image in the company. She won't want it to be destroyed by Ken's banter.

"Yes, he is my cousin…and my friend as well. We are really…really close." She emphasized the word 'really' so that Kazuki would not doubt her anymore.

Kazuki nodded knowingly, and the crease on his forehead has smoothened. But he still cast a doubtful look at Ken, whose facial features are too perfect and too far from Kana's Japanese features.

"How are you related? I can tell that he has blue eyes."

Kazuki knew that it's an indication of being a foreigner. There is no real Japanese with blue eyes like him! He is too tall, his nose is too prominent, and his eyes are too different for a Japanese.

Kana already thought of a story in that instant.

"His parents are both Japanese, but our great-great ancestors have mixed blood so he inherited the eye color." She explained, feeling suddenly tense that Ken was not saying anything at all.

'Is he angry that I made up a story about his family?'

Kazuki then smiled, and bowed slightly at Ken.

'If they are related by blood, I don't have to be wary of him as potential rival for Kana', he thought. 'Besides, he is really good-looking, I would be at a real disadvantage.'

"Ken, right? This is the first time we've met. I believe you are just here in Tokyo for a short visit?"

'Even though they are related, I don't like him hanging out with Kana if they are really close.' Kazuki thought.

"No. I will stay here…as long as I need to. I have some business to take care of." Ken answered truthfully, deliberately ignoring Kana's gestures.

"I see, I will only stay here for a week, so if you don't mind, why don't we go out for a drink? Of course, Kana will come with us."

"I don't see any problem with that, Kazuki. If Kana agrees…" Ken said, glancing at her direction.

Kana smiled at both of them.

"Of course, it's no p

umber, according to which place has been designated as such. Now, he is waiting for their mentor at No. 11 place.

He looked at the time, it would soon be 11:15AM, and he knows that No. 1 should be arriving any moment from now. He was never late in any appointment, but never too early as well.

He always arrives on time.

When the time reached 11:15, Ken indeed felt the presence of another individual behind him. He cursed inwardly. As always, the mentor was able to enter the room without him sensing it as soon as he arrived. He was only able to sense him when he was almost a few feet away from him.

As an assassin, it is dangerous.

He needs to be more vigilant of his surroundings. However, Ken has the keenest sense among all the remaining active Shadows, which means that only him could sense the mentor when he is around. The rest of the members would only see him once he starts talking or when he deliberately shows himself.

"Mentor, " he acknowledged, not bothering to look behind him. Until now, he does not know the real face of their mentor. But he knew that once the No.1 retired and he was made the No. 1, the mentor would reveal his identity to him.

"Ken, did you know that you were followed here?"

Ken nodded. "Yes, I was waiting for the follower."

"I dispatched them."

An expression of admiration was shown on Ken's eyes. He still needs more experience to be at the mentor's level.

"Sorry about that."

"It's ok. So, we are here to talk about Kana." The mentor said, and Ken could tell that he was bringing out some documents for him to read.

He was not wrong, a file with some documents on it were pushed towards him. Ken took it and began to scan the content.

"Read it when you leave here. I have some important things to do. But there's very important thing you must know about her."

Ken stayed still.

"She is being pursued by two organizations for two different reasons."

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