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Astral Buddy 26

Feb 26th, 2020
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  1. Chapter 26
  2.  
  3. 01
  4.  
  5. Title: Chapter 26
  6. Text: Houjou has survived a deadly attack.
  7. Credit: Author: Kamachi Kazuma Art: Nogi Yasuhito
  8. Character Designs: Haimura Kiyotaka
  9.  
  10. Houjou: The worst decision in that situation...
  11. Houjou: was to escape via teleportation.
  12.  
  13. Houjou: The pain dulled her decision making and reduced her flight distance.
  14. Houjou: She could not escape...
  15. Houjou: and would be hit by a second and third kunai.
  16.  
  17. Houjou: Except!
  18.  
  19. Houjou: She detected the weapons...
  20. Houjou: and shielded her partner with her own body.
  21. Houjou: She found the best option in the blink of an eye.
  22.  
  23. 02-03
  24.  
  25. Houjou: How can I not love that,
  26. Houjou: dammit?
  27.  
  28. SFX: Throb throb
  29.  
  30. Houjou: Move.
  31. Houjou: This is my body...
  32. Houjou: so it must be able to move.
  33. SFX: Throb throb
  34.  
  35. SFX: Step step step
  36.  
  37. SFX: Step step step
  38.  
  39. Houjou: Shirai is pursuing on her own while injured?
  40. Houjou: Odd.
  41. Houjou: Shokuhou should be useful even as a diversion.
  42. Houjou: A trap? No.
  43.  
  44. SFX: Pant pant
  45.  
  46. Houjou: Even if it is...
  47.  
  48. SFX: Boom
  49. Houjou: a chance this good won't come again!!
  50.  
  51. SFX: Droop
  52.  
  53. 04
  54.  
  55. Houjou: Concentration, calm.
  56.  
  57. SFX: Whoosh
  58.  
  59. SFX: Bam
  60.  
  61. 05
  62.  
  63. Houjou: It didn't work?
  64. Houjou: Does she have something over her back?
  65.  
  66. Houjou: Just some magazines.
  67. SFX: Land
  68.  
  69. Houjou: But more than that...
  70.  
  71. SFX: Whoosh
  72. SFX: Throw
  73.  
  74. SFX: Bwoosh
  75. SFX: Slide
  76.  
  77. SFX: Touch
  78.  
  79. SFX: Whoosh
  80.  
  81. 06
  82.  
  83. Houjou: An injured person doesn't move like this.
  84. SFX: Tingle
  85.  
  86. SFX: Bwoosh
  87. SFX: Slide
  88.  
  89. SFX: Fwoosh
  90.  
  91. SFX: Whoosh
  92.  
  93. 07
  94.  
  95. SFX: Ooze
  96.  
  97. Houjou: She's teleporting after I cut her.
  98. Houjou: Did she dull the pain?
  99. Houjou: With a drug? Or...
  100.  
  101. Houjou: Mental Out!
  102.  
  103. Misaki: That's pain cancelation and a concentration buff.
  104. Misaki: But it won't last forever.
  105. Misaki: So don't overdo it.
  106.  
  107. Kuroko: How dare you harm the maiden skin meant for Onee-sama!! Hngyaaaaahhh!!
  108. Kuroko: Surrender.
  109. Kuroko: I will let you off easy if you do so now.
  110.  
  111. Houjou: Don't joke.
  112. Houjou(thought): Lust, anger, calm.
  113.  
  114. Houjou: Lust?
  115. Houjou(small): Why now?
  116.  
  117. 08
  118.  
  119. Kuroko: You are very...
  120. Kuroko: unique.
  121.  
  122. Kuroko: You have Whisper Bell, an emotion reading power...
  123. Kuroko: but only at Level 2.
  124.  
  125. Kuroko: But given your highly specialized skills and your ability to apply your power...
  126. Kuroko: you were considered equivalent to a Level 3...
  127. Kuroko: and accepted into Tokiwadai as a technical exchange student.
  128. Kuroko(outside): So you actually belong to another middle school.
  129.  
  130. Kuroko: That is who you are.
  131.  
  132. Houjou: That's right.
  133. Houjou: I'm the loser thrown in with...
  134. Houjou: you geniuses.
  135. Houjou: Out of pity.
  136.  
  137. Kuroko: Being such a rare exception is all the more reason...
  138. Kuroko: to surrender.
  139.  
  140. 09
  141.  
  142. Houjou: Oh, is it?
  143. SFX: Dash
  144.  
  145. SFX: Whoosh
  146.  
  147. Houjou(text): You're looking down on me as a Level 2, aren't you?
  148.  
  149. SFX: Bwoosh
  150. SFX: Whoosh
  151.  
  152. Kuroko: If I go right after her attack...
  153.  
  154. SFX: Stop
  155.  
  156. Houjou(text): In this city, your Level is...
  157. Houjou(text): your value as a human being.
  158.  
  159. 10
  160.  
  161. Kuroko: Gbh
  162.  
  163. SFX: Wham
  164. Houjou(text): To hell with that.
  165. SFX: Rip rip
  166.  
  167. SFX: Slide slide
  168. Kuroko: Cough cough
  169.  
  170. Houjou(text): I'll surpass my Level...
  171. Houjou(text): with technique.
  172.  
  173. Houjou: I can track you from the sound of the air tearing apart. Your teleportation...
  174. SFX: Throb throb
  175. Houjou: isn't so great.
  176.  
  177. 11
  178.  
  179. Kuroko: Reacting to that is insane!!
  180. SFX: Whoo-
  181.  
  182. Houjou(text): I'll outwit all those geniuses so proud of their Levels.
  183.  
  184. SFX: Slide
  185.  
  186. Kuroko: That's a muscle enhancement suit.
  187. Kuroko: Is she enhancing her hearing and reflexes too!?
  188. SFX: Whoosh
  189. Kuroko: That movement was as freakish as Hokaze-san's!
  190.  
  191. Houjou: Behind me again?
  192. Houjou: Then...
  193. Houjou(text): But
  194.  
  195. 12
  196.  
  197. SFX: Stop
  198.  
  199. Houjou(text): Some geniuses work on their skills too.
  200.  
  201. Houjou(text): Like this one here.
  202.  
  203. Kuroko: It hit
  204.  
  205. SFX: Grab
  206.  
  207. SFX: Whoosh whoosh
  208.  
  209. 13
  210.  
  211. Houjou: Dammit.
  212.  
  213. Man: You can't win with a Level 5 there.
  214.  
  215. Man: But nothing to worry about.
  216. Man: I will take care of the rest.
  217.  
  218. Houjou: You're telling me not to fight?
  219.  
  220. 14-15
  221.  
  222. Houjou: That's not how it works.
  223.  
  224. Houjou: I have no talent or promise, so if I'm also forbidden from fighting...
  225.  
  226. Houjou: how can I ever beat these geniuses!!!?
  227.  
  228. Kuroko: I couldn't-
  229.  
  230. 16-17
  231.  
  232. Speaker: Ksh
  233.  
  234. Speaker: Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
  235.  
  236. Houjou: Gaaaahhhhhhh!
  237.  
  238. Houjou: why won't you...
  239. Houjou: just tell me to fight?
  240.  
  241. 18-19
  242.  
  243. SFX: Drip drip
  244.  
  245. Houjou: Live.
  246.  
  247. Houjou: Because...
  248. Houjou: I'll get strong enough...
  249. Houjou: to protect you.
  250.  
  251. Houjou: So live, Nii-san.
  252.  
  253. SFX: Riiiing
  254.  
  255. 20-21
  256.  
  257. SFX: Throb
  258.  
  259. SFX: Slump
  260.  
  261. 22
  262.  
  263. SFX: Throb throb
  264. Kuroko: That was with the damage from Hokaze-san...
  265. Kuroko: and the burden of the enhancing equipment.
  266. Kuroko: If she had been in top form...
  267. Kuroko(outside): No, I still would've won.
  268.  
  269. Houjou: I didn't want to lose you.
  270.  
  271. Houjou: I get it now, Nii-san.
  272.  
  273. Houjou: Nothing made me happier...
  274. Houjou: than when you praised me.
  275.  
  276. Houjou: I loved that big hand of yours.
  277. Text: The girl's willpower just barely failed to reach Kuroko.
  278. Box: Tell me how strong I've gotten again sometime. Okay, Nii-san?
  279.  
  280. Box: To be continued next issue. The May Issue goes on sale Friday, March 27!!
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