Chapter One: Assassin Rika Nakamuri The red headed girl who wore a green winter coat everywhere as if it were a fashion statement was walking across crosswalk, staring each driver to her right dead in the eye. It was obvious that this individual was in an awful mood, but there was no way that she could use her Soul-Mate against normal people. Rika didn’t usually think about hurting others unless it was an assignment from her higher ups, but today was a different day. She had already gone on countless assignments, assassinating low grade targets. Sure, they did have various positions in the government and such but their security was AWFUL. The crude red head would rather have people put up a fight against her rather then them being killed within an instant. There was nothing interesting about her assignments. Most bullets that were shot at her by bodyguards were knocked out of air by one swipe of her Soul-Mate against the air. God damn, she really wanted a real challenge. Maybe she would receive an actually interesting mission today. Rika’s train of thought was snapped by the honking of a car on the street, obviously waiting for her to move since the street light had turned green. She frowned at the man before throwing up a middle finger at the driver, which resulted in another honk at her. The people in this city were almost more annoying than the crowds of Souls that littered various places such as street corners, alleyways, and even bridges. She cleared the street, watching as the flurry of cars crossed the intersection. It seemed as if all of those people had a really important place to be. Raus Azules Rika made her way into the coffee shop, looking around before seeing a lean man at a table, wearing a fake set of cat ears. “Oh god, it is the cosplayer again…” she thought. Raus Azules was his name, and being truly lame was his game. The red head giggled for a moment, thinking that the rhyme she made in her head was pretty clever. She watched Raus look up before giving her a smile, and she rolled her eyes at him before sitting down at the table. Raus pushed an iced coffee across the table before leaning back in his chair in a rather comical manner. He leaned his neck from left to right, cracking it before opening his mouth to speak. “Astrulis wants you on another assignment. You up for it?” “Well, of course I am. I just hope that I actually get to have some fun this time around.” “Oh trust me, you will. You’re going fishing today, or rather, a fish market.” “I hate fish.” “Doesn’t matter. Higher ups orders. You gotta do it.” “Whatever.” She took a sip from her iced coffee, before sighing. One sip of her favorite drink seemed to make her problems go away. “I knew that you would say yes! Anyways, you’re going to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Your target, is Arata Asuka, CEO of the Asuka Boats Corporation. Based on the secret term that we use for people like him, his Soul would probably be really valuable to our efforts. Your job is to take him out while he is having dinner. You know how them nasty fishing guys LOVE their fish. He will probably have a few bodyguards, but that shouldn’t be a problem for you.” Raus then slid a rather old looking book across the table, and Rika clapped her hand on the cover, stopping it in it’s motion. She nodded before finishing her iced coffee, tossing it at a trash can. The empty cup missed, splattering the rest of the ice on the ground. The manager groaned before glaring at her, but she didn’t care. Normal people were nothing to her anyways. She pushed the door open before heading out. Raus stayed in the shop, finishing his kid’s hot chocolate. Rika flipped through the pages of the Soul Book, looking for an empty page. It had quite a few worthy Souls inside, all from her work. Maybe she would get promoted after this mission? Rika walked into the middle of the street, stopping a cab. She opened the door to the back before getting in and telling the driver to go to the Tsukiji Fish Market. The driver complied, and she was on her way to her next target. She rubbed the silver necklace with an emerald jewel in it. Nako was probably dormant right now, but he would be awakened soon enough.