>After a string of guildies begging for some /u/ action from the twintails, the gang talk srategy
>Erina learns what Yuri is and immediately asks if that applies to Aika and Twirl. She knows about yaoi too.
>Twirl's been monitoring the safety of Souji's underwear to make sure Isuna hasn't been stealing them
>Isuna fails to grasp she and TYrano guildy both have awkward relationshis with their soldiers
>Isuna suggests that one of them should just kiss Red, for world peace. Meganep convinces them it's a good idea.
>Aika: "S-since it'd be as Tail Red and us both being girls, it really wouldn't matter much. How about we just have Blue kiss Red in the next battle or something like that... If you're against doing it as a girl we could practice before you transform... In fact, that way I'd actually..." She's completely red and squeals in embarassmrnt at this point.
>Miharu is loving the harem route progress
>Tyrano Guildy still feels something's off with Red yuri-potential-wise and asks Sparrow Guildy if he's noticed anything strange about her. He can only say that Tail Blue might not have any because Arachne Guildy figured she was a trap.
>The school festival has a large replica of Tail Red's head serving as a gateway. Souji' would normally be embarassed by it but even he's impressed takes photos of it.
>The girls have arranged for private time with Souji in shifts for the afternoon after they've done their share of their work for the class.
>Twirl gets flustered when Souji asks her if she's had cultural festivals in her world. He remembers the significant difference in marriage age in her world. Probably first mentioned in vol 5-7.
>Aika pulls her away from him and asks why she's not jumping on him giving her attention. She's been a bit off her slut game since Souji hugged her in the lat volume.
>Twirl makes a comparison between the moment they had and Aika's swelling chest during eternal chain mode. Aika tsukkomis that her chest didn't change even by a single milimeter, very frankly at that.
>They declare their duel begins at noon and get into their usual property damage banter. A woman passing by gets told by her daughter that the pair are a specialty item at their school.
>Aika and Twirl change into waitress costumes and are serving as poster girls to lure customers into their class. They wanted Aika in a suit initially but she dodged it by getting into the waitress uniform.
>Aika: "I'm used to helping at the cafe at Souji's place so leave it to me" The girls in her class have noticed that she's been saying shipworthy lines like that a lot more recently.
>The class has a variety of fortune telling methods and are selling tail red themed crystal balls. Souji's doing twintail readings.
>He does one for Erina as she pops in and her totally in love reactions draw the ire of his guy classmates.
>One of the girls claims to do a twintail compatibility reading for Aika and Erina with Souji. She declares Aika's 100% compatible. She knew what was up but still got a little bit flustered by that.
>Erina is about to get her rating and gets 100% too after flashing some puppy dog eyes.
>This reading was done with tarots and the three of them pulled cards out that matched 3/5 of the ones the great leader had Tyrano Guildy draw in the prologue.
>Emu and Miharu walk in on this and Emu offers to do read their fortunes as well. Souji's classmates acknowledge her milf factor much to her joy. Emu shows traces of their old chuuni/yuri relations here.
>Emu's fortune telling is the Kiss Fortune. She claims it's a custom that gets passed down from mother to daughter in the Shindou family.
>I don't think I mentioned it before but Emu knows about their alter egos at this point. Recent Yuri-related dealings with guildies inspired her.
>Emu offers to teach by example to Souji to push Erina into it. Twirl intervenes.
>Aika: "Wait a second! Why are you calling Souji "SOn-in-law" like it's a sure thing!?"
>Emu: "This is concerns only the parties involved! As his mistress, you have no say in the matter!"
>Aika: "I am not his mistress!"
>Emu: "Oh? What are you then? Is your relationship one of which the parents approved and is awaiting for the right time to marry!?"
>The girls in the class pump their fists in the air and cheer Aika on as if they were in a baseball game.
>"I...! I'm his childhood friend!"
>Emu responds with a cool smile as the girls swarm aika with inquiries. Emu orders Erina to take the chance to kiss Souji and tells her that she'll give her reading results later.
>Twirl tells Aika to toss her at Emu to break past Mikoto's guard. She gladly sends her flying at mach 3.
>It's now afternoon and Twirl's turn to go around the festival with Souji.
>Twirl asks SOuji what they should do mentioning that they could find some isolated places in the . He responds that they should go look for an empty room to rest in. Twirl is shocked at this seemingly mutual desire to indulge in illicit sexual behaviour.
>She grabs him by the arm pressing it into her breasts as they head off. She's just as shocked at his lack of reaction to it asking if he's gotten that used to it. This is foreshadowing.
>They stop by a haunted house attraction first where Twirl ends up scaring everyone else with how hyped up she is for their alone time.
>A senior greets him estaticly inside and Twirl drags him away. Souji has gotten fans since he won exclusive rights to Erina during the sports meet.
>They get out as foreboding twintailed silhoutte shows up on a window.
>They see guests looking at Twirl's imprints in the walls from the DIY club's attraction and run into a guerrilla attraction run by the SOlar fan club.
>They've got all sorts of photos hung in a mosaic and declare their club won't disband so long as Solar is in the world.
>Souji's talk about Solar's remaining traces in the world makes Twirl mention that she's been developing a camera that de-ages the subject by 10 years so she can catch more pics of loli Aika.
>Souji takes her to the twintail club, makes sure no one's around nearby and closes the door right before asking Twirl if she'll let him do something to her. Twirl gets fidgety and nervous but says she'll do any kind of play he wants.
>Souji says he wants to do up her hair in twintails.
>He reasons that the reality warping nature of elemera and his extreme twintail elemera might be able to fix her lost affinity as he's grown to the point he can pick up far away twintails. This is also foreshadowing.
>He pleads to her believe in him but she tells him she does and knows that Souji would be able to do it. However, she tells him that he mustn't as she's happy the way she is and doesn't want to see Souji to take things too far and go down a wrong path.
>"Please SOuji-sama... Please don't entertain any more thoughts on surpassing the powers of Elemera itself. Souji-sama should stay as Souji-sama... I'm afraid that if you go any further than this that you'll stop being you. I don't want that to happen..."
>"I don't mind not being able to wear Twintails anymore. The time I get to spend with you all right now makes me happy. I don't wish for anything more than that."
>"So please Souji-sama, don't do anything to take that happiness away..."
>Souji realizes how thoughtless he was being about Twirl's situation and apologizes. She's happy that he cared so much about her and is glad to have gotten to nip that in the bud.
>Twirl then pushes things forwards on illicit relations only to have Aika burst in through the door and pile drive her telling her that her time is up. Souji thinks that she really wants to go around with Twirl after this.
>Twirl complains that she had 3 minutes left and Aika retorts that she was just a big chicken in there.
>All red in the face Twirl tries to pull something out of her labcoat but Aika presses a finger on Twirl's forehead and tells her that she's giving Twirl 40 minutes from her timeslot with Souji later claiming that she was asked to hang out later with her friends.
>Twirl thanks her but then provokes her into banter mode. Erina and Mikoto drop in just in time to see before they head out with SOuji.
>Erina had arranged for a special guest to the festival and surprise surprise, it's a performance by Isuna with Meganep as Meganedon the ballet-breakdancing shark.
>The audience really gets into and there's a lot of particpation involved on their part. They also noted how much faith both of them had in each other as they pulled off flashy dance moves. In battles, the world calls Meganep Tail Silver.
>Souji is glad she's not singing her 8th single "No running away" since it always gives him chills. This new song she's singing, "Glasses in your closet", proves to be just as chilly for some unfathomable reason that totally has nothing to do with their living conditions.
>Isuna only performs three songs so she wouldn't take over the school festival. She showed up at the sports meet in her mini-meganedon costume in vol 8 to prep up for the concert. This here is thematic foreshadowing.
>It's the end of the day and the bonfire dance thing is about to start, They're all in the twintail clubroom when the alert rings, 'I want to do it with Twirl! I want to do it with Twirl! I want to do it with Twirl!'. Souji does a spit-take at it.
>Erina is disappointed they won't get to do the bonfire dance and Souji says, "...it can't be helped. You all are just going to have make do with my flames instead." Miharu is overjoyed at how he's demonstrating he's his father's son.
>This time's elemarian is Brachio Guildy of the dialect affinity. It's really more accent than dialect though. He and his ultiroids talk funny. Aika finds him particularly offensive.
>He says he came to enjoy the different dialects at a gaming convention but decided to stay out so he wouldn't disturb them.
>Souji offers to let him leave in peace if he doesn't rob their elemera but states he's still going to do that though.
>The girls start squabbling amonsgt themselves kiss Souji to get the guildies to bugger off about the yuri kiss. Twirl shows up as Kamen Twintail.
>Meanwhile at the Guildy base, Tyrano guildy and the others are watching.
>He ponders a bit on how Twirl's remained so enigmatic in all her previous appearances but then notices that even though there's no trace of twintail elemera to her, she's got an astounding level of Yuri elemera. So much so that he breaks his throne in excitement and stays in an airchair. The other guildies are glad since the throne was a nuisance to have around.
>Sparrow Guildy tries to stop from heading out all excited like the previous leaders did before they did.
>Meganep talks everyone into calming down. Brachio is so taken by her accent he proposes to her. Isuna isn't very happy about it.
>Tyrano Guildy then shows up on scene and the twintails are startled at the immense pressure and menacing vibe he gives off in spite of his earlier bumbling shenanigans on tv.
>He starts praising Twirl for her universe-class Yuri elemera. Aika who was just struggling with her enough to almost dock bodies together jumps back away from her and hugs herselfs as she shudders at the revelation.
>Twirl defends herself stating that she's not a lesbian and that she just likes little girls
>Brachio then tries to give Meganep his contact info but Isuna steps in and shreds it to pieces
>He then leaves via warpgate leaving Tyrano Guildy alone with them
>Tyrano GUildy then declares his target change from Red to Twirl and makes himself scarce
>Twirl tires to get Souji to kiss her under the mask and he detransforms to avoid further involvement in the yuri kiss strategy
>However they suddenly hear a great roar of anguish
>It turns out Tyrano Guildy came back when he heard Twirl try to kiss Souji and hid himself by pulling his body together and cover himself with his mantle. He was hoping to see Twirl kiss but Souji detransforming struck a huge blow on him as a y/u/rifag
>He breaks down into a raging stuttering mess before he leaves for real.
>Isuna asserts that Tyrano Guildy would not reveal Souji's secret since it'd destroy the morale of his men based on her own experience when she learnt it from from Phoenix Guildy.
>Back at the ultimaguil base, Tyrano guildy agonizes over his /u/ hopes being completely betrayed.
>He is greeted by his men who have awakened to yuri themselves. Almost about reveal the shocking truth to them, their exuberance and fast embracing of yuri stops him and he decides to rid the world of Tail Red before anyone else ever has to suffer the same disillusionment.
>Random Guildy: "When I look at Tail Red with yuri in mind, even the terror from Tail Blue mysteriously disappears."
>He goes to Brachio Guildy for help in holding back the other twintails offering the God's Breath to him. Brachio knows full well what it does but he says he won't throw his life away for him.
>Tyrano Guildy watches Brachio walk away and stares at the dark orb in his hand. He resolves himself to the mission.
>Souji wakes up at six in his room. It seems quiet as first but as he goes around the girls pop up one by one: Isuna in his closet, Erina in her doghouse and twirl and aika blow the door off its hinges.
>Souji complains about them not just turning the knob but it turns out though that the door did that on its own since Twirl turned it into Anti Aika System no. 9.
>What it does is when it detects aika nearby it runs away from her. Aika points out in disappointment that it's not really an anti-aika system if it doesn't come to attack her.
>Isuna says the two of them really must be yuri girls since they're always together
>Isuna gets a text Phoenix Guildy whom she had exchange email addresses with prior.
>He wants to meet up with Red alone at a construction site. The girls aren't having that so they go with him as twintails.
>They find him in his Yuno form dressed in the clothes Miharu gave her. The after comentary mentions how Misuzawa argued if she wears white or red. They settled on red.
>Yuno tells them she wants to go on a date with Red's male form.
>Yuno correctly guesses that Red's identity's been busted from their questioning.
>Souji agrees to the date and asks the others to leave them since he has wanted to a talk with her.
>Souji detransforms and Yuno says he's a pretty good looking guy.
>He introduces his civilian identity and she starts calling him by his first name.
>The girls pretend to leave and Yuno grabs Souji by the hand flies off away him.
>Souji asks her about wearing a skirt and she says it's called a flare skirt and figured it suited her perfectly.
>Souji would like to see how guildies live their lives outside of battle.
>"Hey come on, make up your mind on where we'll be going. It's the guy's job to decide stuff like that"
>The girls head back to the base and use Souji's twirlphone to track them dowm.
>Isuna leads the stalking party and passes out special disguise glasses she generated from her own god glasses.
>Aika is fuming at how cute Yuno is despite how she's really an elemarian. Isuna points out Elemarians don't really have physical genders since it's all personality with them so Phoenix Guildy might have been female to begin with.
>Twirl provokes her about her own chest getting identified as a guy's by 100 out of 100 people and the resulting spectacle draws their targets' atention.
>To cover up they quickly pair up and pretend to be lesbians by hugging each other tightly. Aika with Erina and Twirl with Isuna.
>Yuno remarks that Yuri's been trending lately. Souji just sighs and they walk away.
>The girls separate. Erina says Aika really must swing that way and Isuna tells twirl she's willing to go for a threesome with her.
>Souji takes Yuno to the zoo. They do some window shopping along the way. They see a gorilla it reminds her of the twintailed gorilla they encountered when they first met.
>"Oh! You're finally showing a smile Souji! You had all these hard looks on your face this whole time you know! You need to smile more!"
>Yuno grins when she smiles.
>Souji's realized that Yuno's been fighting off some guildies for them on occassion. She just didn't like the dirty tricks those ones pulled.
>She didn't want them to find out since it's cooler that way. She puts on an embarassed smile and swishes her ponytail as she does. Souji couldn't help but be fascinated by it.
>"Heheh. You like it? My ponytail I mean."
>"...of course not."
>Souji turns his head away.
>"That's a good ain't it? You're starting to see the wonders of ponytails."
>"Go ahead, give it a touch."
>"Here you are. Nice, isn't it?"
>"K-Knock it off! ...Oh."
>Souji finds that it feels very nice but it doesn't move him like Twintails do. Foreshadowing.
>Yuno gets her hand on a magazine with a gravure pic of tailred on the cover. Souji has no idea how they took that Yuno is happy to get it. She also oredered a burgerset that came with a tailred figure at a fast food place.
>They also headed to an aquarium and capped it off with a trip the local park. Souji found going around with her so natural that he didn't really need to talk so much.
>"...Your body is completely just like a human's and you're able to communicate with one just like this... Basically, you have a heart. Doesn't that mean you're already a human?"
>"Look," said Yuno right before crushing the pebble in her hand. "Would a human be able to cursh a stone so easily?"
>"It's a just matter of variance. There a whole bunch of girls around me who could do it withut transforming. They might not be able to do it with their hands but they might be able to get it done with a kick."
>"...if you're going to deny your humanity because of that strength then you'd be denying that ponytail of your as well, right?"
>They find a bench to sit down at and Yuno brings her face up to Souji's just a breath apart. He recoils back in surprise.
>"Hey Souji, do you know how babies are made?" She asks with pure expression, her tone like that of a curious child.
>"Want to try making one with me?"
>"No no! Look you...!" Souji hears what sounded like a stone being crushed. 'See Yuno? You're not the only one who can do it...'
>"It's not that I don't know a thing about it but making babies... That's something you shouldn't be doing unless two people love each other."
>"Hmmmm. Then there's no problem there right? I did fall for you after all!"
>The way she acts... She shouldn't know enough to be doing this on purpose. She looks at me as I narrow my eyes at her. She's overflowing with the charm of a little devil.
>"...an elemarian... and a human making a baby together... is it for the sake of coexistence?"
>"Do ya really think I'd think about complicated stuff like that? I'm just interested is all."
>She lets her ponytail settle on the bench's back and laughs without a trace of maliciousness.
>"...actually, aren't you the least bit interested in this human body of mine? It doesn't look that way to me."
>"I'm not too sure myself but watching you smile and laugh makes me feel an itch here and there inside of me. I'm pretty sure that's because you became human."
>I say only so little... but even that seems to give her cheer.
>Yuno feels like it's time for a change of pace and takes Souji's hand. The fly off even faster than earlier for a few minutes until they reach an island that only had sand to it. Souji doesn't feel the expected G-Forces thanks to Yuno's power.
>She knew that they were being followed the whole time and that the girls aren't very good at tailing people. She's been wanting to discuss something alone with him.
>She explains that she's been to many worlds in order to safeguard them from the excessive expansion of the twintails elemera by getting the inhabitants to limit it themselves.
>She's made a lot of discoveries in Souji's world and has never stuck around in any other as long as this. She thinks it's a really fun place to be.
>There are other worlds with unpopular twintail warriors but things work out so long as the people have a symbol of strength.
>She thinks Twirl might have made Red a loli to make her appealing to the world. Souji doesn't show but he's happy to hear Twirl being praised.
>"I got to meet with a lot of interesting fellows in this world. I'll only ever have one buddy in my entire life but... I think I might have made a lot of normal friends here."
>"Friends!? You mean humans!?"
>"Surprisingly enough, I mingle with humans quite well."
>"Don't you want to live as a human, 'Phoenix Guildy'?"
>Seeing that smile turn into a darkened scowl belonging to a warrior, I don't follow it up another word.
>"Before I get to that, let me talk about that buddy of mine."
>"My buddy you see, he was a real troublesome fellow. Always thinking in numbers and losing screws keeping his head together everytime he got interested in something until he was satisfied, he was a true idiot of science."
>"Still though, he was the cutest(read coolest) of them all. I respected him more than anyone else."
>Walking forward again Yuno jumps off the sand and plays with the waves.
>"At the end, he made turning into humans his research."
>Yuno puts out her leg out to the waves only to pull it away before the waves could reach it. The cute way that she acts is undoubtedly that of a normal human girl.
>"No matter how much we loved our affinities, we couldn't live without taking them away... Just by liking an afinity, we end wanting it for ourselves... In the end, us Elemarians are existences that can't live on without doing harm to ourselves. Of course, nobody's looking at like it's tragedy though."
>"...yeah. I get that..."
>"But that guy, he said to me we could fix that without taking elemera by becoming humans. He said by becoming humans, we could always keep on seeing our beloved affinity... He got me all fired up and I aimed to become a ponytail."
>Yuno spreads her arms out to the sun.
>"In the end he got done in and I, his once rival, ended up reaching the true ponytail."
>An elemarian reaching for the ponytail... She talks about it as if it were the same thing as people reaching for the sun.
>"For me, the important thing is that I became a ponytail, not whether I'm man or woman. I aimed to be a ponytail... and I became a ponytail. Those are the facts. I didn't become a woman, I became a ponytail."
>It's the same... Same as me...
>I was also embarassed to be transfomring into a girl at first. But as I fought elemarians holding true to their creeds I also came to discover the value in protecting twintails.
>I don't transform into a girl, I become a twintail. That's what I've come to pride myself on.
>"That's why whether or not I'm an elemarian anymore doesn't matter at all. As long as I can live for my truth, ponytails, I can keep on going."
>"Then that means you do want to be human don't you, Yuno!?"
>I couldn't contain my excitement and shouted suddenly. She was dodging the question earlier but there's no doubt about what she truly wants.
>Sure, she's a former elemarian but she can leave her past behind and start over. Phoenix Guildy is... Yuno is going to live as a human.
>"...If I say that I'll become a human, would you listen to a request of mine?"
>"Sure! As long as it's something I can do!"
>"Then stop being Tail Red."
Words said so plainly that I couldn't react to them quick enough.
"Don't fight anymore..."
This was coming from someone who supposedly prided herself on her sweltering disposition. But the words she spoke so unnaturally dispassionately were even more chilling than the sounds of the waves.
"Sorry but something was bugging me and Ijust had to the time today to observe you."
"So the date really was just a pretense then."
"I was dating and checking you out at the same time. I needed to know just how much you really loved twintails."
So she was testing the strength of my love for Tail Red's coming battles...? She's taking a cold tone with me but if that's how it is then it's not like I can just go along with it.
"Is that all? Don't surprise me like that... I'll be fine you know. My love for twintails is bottomless."
"That's exactly what's got me worried! You love twintails way too much!!"
What is she even saying!? What's so wrong with loving twintails too much!?
"Through my love for ponytails, I took my final battle form to its limits and achieved this form... I turned into a ponytail. If humans had final battle forms too, just what do you think that'd be...?"
"...but there isn't one... humans are just humans."
What an unreal conversation. Not letting how disheartened I felt show on the surface, I stepped towards across the sands to keep it hidden.
"You... You're not telling me that if I keep on getting stronger that I'll... do the opposite and turn into an Elemarian, are you?"
"It'd probably still be okay if that were the case"
Yuno scoops up her ponytail into her hand and looks at it sadly.
"If you keep on going like this, you might end up turning into a twintail."
"...What? What are going on about!? I already do turn into a twintail."
"I'm saying that you might literally turn into a pair of twintails!"
Her eyes tell me she's not kidding around. She really thinks I could turn into a pair of twintails...
"The ultimate twintails. You've heard the guys you fought talk about it right? Just how many times?"
Lizard Guildy... The very first Elemarian I fought had talked about seeking them out.
"The ultimate twintails, that's something that first came from the leader's mouth. When you invade a world, that would mean the holder of the strongest twintail affinity of that world. Basically a twintail that possessed the qualities of a warrior. Someone who could be used as something like the symbol of the invasion."
Yeah. That's just what I thought it was. Thanks to Twoearle though, I managed to avoid getting caught up in their strategy and continue to fight to this day.
"I believed that was what it was too. But then I read something that was left behind in my buddy's lab."
The mysterious elemarian that entrusted Tailgear Type-P to her... She mentioned that he held Twoearle in high regard. He sounds like one hell of a guy from everything I've heard about him.
"The truth says differently... at least it seems like it does. My buddy caught onto something behind the smokescreen that the leader threw up... Him finding that out was probably what got him marked for a hit."
Grief over her buddy and rage for the leader. They were woven into Yuno's words.
"All it takes is one... if even one single ultimate twintail awakens in any of these parallel worlds, then everything in the world becomes a twintail whether want it or not."
"Every single human will have the twintail affinity forced upon them... That's when the Elemarians will come to take them away."
That's not even a war strategy anymore. It's an unnatural perversion more revolting than cultivating them.
"So you're saying the entire universe is going to be destroyed because of a pair of twintails!?"
"I'm not talking about just the universe, I'm talking about all universes. Just one of these ultimate twintails is all they need to invade all the parallel worlds. There's nothing that could stand up to the dominating power of that twintail."
"That's just nonsense..."
...it's nonsense that's that I've been hearing in my battles lately.
'The words that come out of that lovely mouth are ones that no longer demand attention! To go against them would be the same as rejecting instinct and divine revelations! Such overwhelming domination! Is this little girl fast approaching the same territory that the great leader resides!?'
Irresistable words... No! That just has to be a bluff...!!
"That's why the leader keeps on throwing out all these tough warriors out there no matter how many fall. He's waiting for the ultimate twintail to appear before them."
She's right. Little by little, he's sending out stronger and stronger elemarians as if they were steps up ladder for twintail warriors to grow to climb over...
"Looks like you're getting it now. Your sensitivity really just amazing. Any regular old human would just laugh it off but you give it some real thought and you get troubled by it."
"That's reallly not all that rare you know!"
"True... It felt the same with all the good folks I've come to know in this world... However, none of them would be able to take the truth and get back up from it. You're at the very front of the pack."
Yuno stands with her back to the horizon. Her ephemeral ponytail sinks down with the setting sun.
"You are definitely getting close to becoming the ultimate twintail... Uf you get to that point, you'll bring about the extinction of all the the twintails of all the worlds by your own hands! The ends of otherworld twintail warriors can't even compare. This isn't a tragedy that the human heart can bear...!!"
"You say I'd... In all the worlds..."
"Yeah, this world isn't special! The other girls are getting stronger the right way... They keep some distance from twintails but you're in dangerous terriotry! You really can't see how fast you're closing in on twintails can you!?"
"How the hell would I!?"
I shout out at her with all the resistance I could muster. Yuno however, takes my arms and lifts it up.
She yells out heatedly and plunges my hand into her chest.
"Uwaaaaaaaah! What are you doing!?"
Unease spreads out across her meticulous features in a flash.
"...aren't you happy?"
"You're touching a girl's breasts! You should be happy about it! This a chest that gets praised by adult women for being huge you know!!"
Putting in the strength to break rocks, I can't sway her grip over my arm in the slightest.
"Uwahh! I'm sorry...!"
"...mm. What.. is this feeling...? Your fingers moving around like that is making me feel kinda itchy..."
Seemingly baffled by yet another another unknown sensation, Yuno lets out an entranced sigh of distress.
"Souji. Even an Elemarian like me gets it. Human men are supposed to be happy why they touch a woman's chest. But you? What the heck is up with that indifference of yours!? The sensation shouldn't be any different from any other human woman!!"
Come to think of it, Twoearle stared at me in disbelief when she took my arm... but...
"No, I wasn't being indifferent! I just don't know what to do when I touch a girl's breasts!!"
"Why wouldn't you!? Why don't you just be happy about it!?"
"Okay I get it! Just let go of my arm first! We can't have calm talk about things this way...!!"
"No way! I ain't letting go! Just stand there and feel my breasts!!"
Why is she being so stubborn about this!?
"...it was the same when I talked about making babies earlier too. The friends I made in this world told me all about it!! They said saying that you want to make babies with a man would make them happy! But just like now you didn't look so happy about it either!!"
Just who is teaching her these things...!?
"You... Rather than touching a girl's breasts, touching twintails make you happier right?"
"...hang on a minute there. That's normal for people. I like twintails so touching twintails would obviously be the no.1 thing to make me happy, right!?"
Yuno... Yuno's who's supposed to be the elemarian is looking at me like she's seen a monster.
"You... That much..."
Yuno seems to regaub a bit of her composure and finally lets go of my hand. She uses the same hand she used to grip my hand tight to gently scoop up her ponyail.
"Earlier when you touched my ponytail... You weren't feeling my hair, you were feeling the ponytail."
"...wh-what's so weird about that?"
"Souji... it means you've already begun to grasp elemera itself... You weren't feeling the touch of my hair or the warmth of my skin but you were feeling with your heart. You don't want twintails for the hair but the twintail elemera itself. It's because of that you don't react to a girl's chest but become happy when you feel twintails...!!"
"I told you! I just don;t know what to think when I touch a girl's chest!!"
Yuno's heart doesn't sway at my objections. Her expression sharpens as if she had confirmed something.
"I'm just guessing here but you're capable of sensing twintails at great distances now aren't you?"
This time she makes me remember what Lizard Guildy yelled out on the battlefield.
'Hmm. I sense a new twintail... Where? Where is it hiding!?'
'What does he mean by sensing!?'
That's right... even I questioned the elemarian who had sensed twintails at first... At some point, it became a simple matter of fact to me. Rather than the distance I could sense them at growing, I became more perceptive of them. I just thought that it was proof of my love for twintails growing...
"...even if what you say is true... I have no intention to stop fighting. As long as Ultimaguil keeps showing up in this world, I am going to keep on protecting both twintails and the world!!"
Yuno waves her fist out and yells.
"Aren't you afraid!? You'll becomea pair of twintails at this rate!!"
"I don't know! No matter how big of a twintail maniac I am, I just can't picture myself turning into a pair!"
I can't think of it as a complete lie. There's a high amount of credence when it comes from an elemarian that's been rebelling against ultimaguil with all her might.
"But I'll say this though. I'll stay the way I am. Nothing is going to change! That's what I promised to the one who entrusted me with her soul! I am not going let something like the end of the world happen on my watch!!"
I take that completely to heart. My days fighting as a twintail are nothing so shallow.
Her ponytail sways to the sea breeze. Yuno holds her hands to gether behind her back and smiles as if to thank me.
"Souji. Today was a lot of fun... I can feel my chest getting really hot for some reason. I'm glad that I didn't just become a ponytail, I'm glad that I became a girl."
"Yeah. I enjoyed myself too..."
Why are we using past tense?
The talk is over. After this, it'd be nice to go out and have dinner with her.
Oh yeah. I should bring her right back home to the cafe after this. Aika would probably get angry though. ...Mom would definitely be happy about it.
She says she made a lot of friends but I'm sure she's be surprised by the regulars we get there.
And yet why? Why are you making such a sad face Yuno...?
"Before Ultimaguil makes any further use of you... I am going to make you stop being a twintail."
The beach air is still but Yuno's ponytail sways in silence.
It was proof of her resolve. It was Yuno's heart surging out from her body.
"Fight me Mitsuka Souji. This time it's for real."