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Beatless Dystopia Chapter 03
Phase3 [New Days]
Attacking with the Metamaterial membrane, which has a negative refraction index, // turned the small unit groups transparent by the given frequency band.
The units were isolated from the command signal and wireless power source, rendering them impotent.
Not like I understand anything of that....
It can't see the petals, but I feel them.
To say it simply, // they're in a state where light passes through them. Signals no longer reach them.
(Signal // Receive)
(Signal // Pass Through)
All these thousand of petals here
where hit in an instant!?
This is // amazing.
(Huh? It's gone...)
For a second, she looked like a huge beast.
This beautiful girl
Phase3 [New Days]
..Oh, right. // How long has it been since I met you?
Around 8 minutes.
Good. Then the ice-cream should be still fine.
So slow, Onii-chan~~
Don't think shopping is such an easy task.
(Hope there aren't any petals on it)
Nice to meet you.
What should I do...
Onii-chan bought a girl...
Don't make me sound like a pervert.
I didn't pay for her.
I apologize for my brother. // I'll give my best to guide him back on the right path.
I believe // this is his first offence, probably.
Yuka, it's a misunderstanding!!
What's there to misunderstand, stupid Onii-chan!!
Well, of course she'll surprised when I go out shopping late at night and bring a girl back with me.
I'm not a human, but an hIE. Therefore it's not a crime that he brought me with him.
I had no owner and he picked me up. // We formed an official contract.
Eh, // really?
Should I be happy that she was worried or should I be sad that she doubted me...
Hey, // since we're on the topic.
Can we keep // Lacia...-san at our house?
You picked her up, right. // So nothing wrong with it.
I should tell Yuka about what happened earlier. // I don't want her to get into trouble.
Listen, Yuka. I...
When I was shopping, tons of petals came down with a "bam".
And Marie-san from Yuzawa-san broke down.
That attack might be aimed at this girl here.
No good. It's so unreal that I can't explain it well...
(Is my brother okay?)
(Yes, no problem)
Lacia, do you know who's behind that attack?
I do not know.
Figured... // Look, I was hit by a car here.
Though Lacia saved me later.
That's good that she saved you.
Right. I barely did anything.
It's not even running on the news.
if it's dangerous and you still brought her here, // doesn't that make you an idiot?
You didn't put your trust in Lacia, but in me, who brought her here.
She's ours now, right? // hIE can made food, right?
I can't wait to eat it~~
If it's about food, // I can access the business cloud data and start immediately.
Is that delicious?
The user rating is five stars.
I love you <3
You would accept anyone that spoils you?
A show on TV said that a hIE's eyes are cameras and record everything.
If Marie-san was there, then everything was recorded.
I'm sure the police will do something about it when it gets bad.
That's what the police is there for.
I was too stressed out. // Regardless of who's responsible of that petal shower,
it's way to absurd for me to fight that someone.
Because I never intended to be Lacia's owner forever.
I didn't even image that this "special" girl would become a part // of Yuka's and my life.
You always give it too much thought, Onii-chan.
Rather than worrying about who she is,
it's more important // what she can do for me!
I envy you for your personality.
You'll be in trouble now, Onii-chan--- // You used up all of your life's luck.
Don't say such jinxing stuff. (What if you're right!)
If you're worried, just ask her.
Will it be dangerous for us to keep you?
According to what I heard from you, Yuka-san,
there will be no danger.
See, it's fine.
We can cross any bridge when we get to it.
Lacia is troubled right now.
Okay, // let's make dinner.
I confirmed the contents of the fridge.
What did you to make it into this? (I don't think we had any fancy ingredients...)
Help yourself before it gets cold.
No use in thinking about it, huh.
We siblings sure are a fine pair of naive humans.
(Uwa, it taste like in a restaurant)
(Right, it's so good~)
Sorry // that you had to make food as soon as you got here.
Do not worry.
To begin with, hIE were made for chores and care-taking.
Aw, no good. // I got so over-conscious of her skin
that I feel weird now..
Uwa, // this might be bad.
Her body... was so soft.
Lacia will be here now every day.
Even though I know she's not human, // I don't know how to handle it..
Maybe I really used up all my luck, just like Yuka said?
Seems that I'm quite the simpleton!
Owner, would it be better I take my leave?
N- No, it's fine. It's nothing.
(I showed an embarrassing side of me...)
I prepared some tea.
Wow. // You can even do that.
(That container was used to cool down water?)
But a hIE is connected to the network // and all actions are merely accessed from the management could service.
When I pour tea, I'm linked to clips of humans doing it
and my body merely // imitates it.
Feels like I was lectured by her.
hIE are tools.
Reminds me, Ryou said the same.
I believe you lack the basic knowledge of hIEs, Owner.
Does it trouble you when I'm nescient?
where are you from, Lacia?
Is that knowledge necessary to deepen our relationship?
If I think about it, I don't know anything about you.
Knowing would be better for the future.
It'll be easier for us when we know each other better.
When I met Lacia, I felt that she's reliable and trustworthy.
I wanted to get closer to her. And
if possible, I wanted to repay her with actions.
I suppose you're a good person.
you're vitally mistaken.
I do no
possess a soul.