((Hmm... I guess you didn't notice me acknowledging her in the last post.
Diran watched the girl scurry off to her business, seeming to look someone.
"Be careful!" Diran called out, watching to girl head off. Sighing, he turned slightly and walked forward.
"Another lost civilian... Sometimes, I can't blame them. Yggdrasil is huge." Diran said, walking through the crowds. Di Lun followed him and looked around anxiously.
"It's rather upsetting that none of these people know about the Shadow attack that's on the horizon..." DI Lun murmured, shaking his head.
"I know, Di Lun. If it were up to me, I'd inform everyone. However, I fear that doing so would only cause mass hysteria. It's surprising that our presence alone haven't started anything. However, I suppose that's a good thing...considering how we aren't that unknown. Just keep your cool and keep your head straight. No one will die today." Diran replied, reassuring Di Lun.
Before Di Lun could respond, a message rang over the headset.
Instantly, Diran and Di Lun activated their headsets and listened.
"Guys? Are you okay over there? Agnei and Kaguya are worried sick ever since you sent that message..." Sakura said, her voice barely audible due to the background noise.
"Yeah, we are fine. Don't worry, Sakura. Tell Agnei and Kaguya that we are in good condition.We've got the streets. Speaking of streets, how is everything shaping out on your side?" Diran asked, looking around with Di Lun.
"Nothing much. Me, Dillan, Agnei and Kaguya have just been sittin' here, eating ramen. We've been looking around and so far, nothing yet."
"I see... well, keep up the good work. Don't let your guard down. I'm still a bit suspicious about this whole situation."
"Yeah, you and me both... Hey, are you sure you and Di Lun don't need anything? We can get some food if you'd like..."
"No thanks, Sakura. We'll eat when we get finished with this event. Just enjoy yourself. Diran out."
Before Diran ended the call, he listened to the background noise. Over everything else, Dillan could be heard asking what "catalyst" meant and why the shop was named that way. Hearing Kaguya sternly define the word made Diran chuckle. Hearing enough, Diran hung up and turned to Di Lun.
"What time is it?" Diran asked, looking sternly at the shadows on the ground.
"1:03 PM. It's been a half-hour ever since Raito, my father, told us about the incident." Di Lun replied, staring at a kiosk with apples in it.
"Alright... then we still got time. Get ready, Di Lun. We're going to be wandering around." Diran said, bring Di Lun with him. They stepped out in plain sight, allowing anyone to see him. Looking up at the buildings, he sighed and scratched his head.
"Let the games begin..."