The Incubus System Chapter 164. Do You Want To Join Us
Before I stepped out of my portal, I took my head out of it first and looked around, making sure no one was around. Luckily, there was no one in that stall.
[The portal has closed! ]
My hand opened my stall door slowly as I peeked through the gap to make sure Larry was not in front of my stall before I got out of there.
'I hope he doesn't ask too many questions.' I went to the sink and washed my hands like every normal person who just finished his 'urgent task'.
As I walked towards the exit, I could hear Larry's voice.
"I think we should call the doctor! I'm afraid he might pass out in the toilet!" he said in a panic.
Larry was about to step towards the nurse's desk, but Emma blocked him.
"Let's wait a little longer. He told me he just had a little stomachache."
"He also had a stomachache in college. And I know, he never took a dump that long!" said Larry in the same tone.
"It could be different this time," reasoned Emma as she kept blocking Larry.
"That's why --" Larry's words stopped as he remembered something. His panicked face turned pale.
"No ..." he muttered with trembling eyes.
"What if -- What if he's crying in the toilet again..." He gasped.
"Or worse ... What if he suicides because he's frustrated that he can't find a girlfriend for tomorrow ..."
Emma's jaw dropped, her eyes looked at him with a flat stare so did mine. I didn't know, should I be happy because he was worried about me or should I be angry because he thought I was that pathetic. I meant, he thought I was suicide because I didn't have a girlfriend Seriously He knew how I struggled to take care of my family's financial problems and raised Celia alone yet he thought I would kill myself over a small thing
I got out of the toilet and walked over to them. My eyes were still staring at Larry with the same gaze.
"Are you thinking I'm that pathetic" I said in annoyance.
As soon as he heard my voice, Larry turned to me with a happy smile. While Emma looked relieved since her task to stop Larry had finished.
"Buddy, you're alive!" he said in his typical dramatic tone.
"Of course, I'm alive. I'm not going to kill myself over such a small thing, you know," I said with a frown.
"Besides ..." I took a glance at Emma before turning my gaze back to him.
"Didn't I tell you that she's under your nose"
He sighed tiredly and his worry was still visible on his face. It seemed he still thought I was that pathetic.
"Of course I remember it. But since you cried--"
"I didn't cry in the college toilet," I interrupted him in a firm tone. I could see Emma holding her giggle behind Larry, her hands were holding my bag and sweater.
"Well --- then I can only say you don't have to force yourself to bring your girlfriend tomorrow if you don't have ---"
I interrupted him again.
"I'll bring her and introduce her to you. We will definitely have a nice double date tomorrow," I said irritably. I didn't tell him I would bring Emma to surprise him.
Larry nodded with a pout.
"I've been trying to be nice to you, yet you refused it. Fine! We'll see tomorrow. Don't regret it," he said confidently.
"I won't regret it," I confirmed once again with a straight face. I guessed he was really worried that I would do stupid things out of frustration for finding a fake girlfriend.
"All right. I need to go to work now. See you tomorrow guys," he said.
"See ya," we replied. And he left in a hurry. Emma and I didn't ask anymore about this because we knew what he meant by work was that he had to go on patrol or maybe the association had called him because of that attack.
Emma came over and gave me my bag and sweater.
"It seems that due to the demon's attacks getting worse lately, all the demon hunters have to go on patrol more early." Her eyes looked at Larry who was getting farther away. There was sadness in her gaze since she couldn't join their battle because she was still in her suspension period.
I noticed it.
"The demon attacks are not limited during the night anymore, but also during the day. At least the association should recruit more demon hunters so they can split the members into two shifts in a day." In my opinion, it wasn't enough, but I knew recruiting demon hunters wasn't that easy either.
"I agree with you. Unfortunately, I'm not sure it can be done quickly since the vaccines are very limited," said Emma.
"Is that difficult to make" I asked curiously.
Emma glanced around before bringing her face closer to my ear.
"All I know is, there is only one country that can produce that vaccine but the association doesn't tell us which," she whispered.
"Only one Are other countries or the association never trying to make it" I said in a low voice. If there was only one, that country could monopolize the vaccine price freely, especially at important times like this.
She distanced her face away.
"What I know, other large countries and companies have tried to make it but..." She shook her head from side to side.
"It seems everything is not as easy as it seems." I had no idea that recruiting demon hunters would be this complicated.
'That's why the senate members are heads of state and kings.' The association needed more than just money, but also intelligence, technology, connections, power, and reputation.
"That's why sometimes the candidates have to wait for months to be tested," She continued.
I was deep in thought. This information was quite interesting since it could be my starting point for taking over the association from within. All I needed to do was find out which country made the vaccine and who was the ruler.
Emma's question interrupted my thoughts.
"How's Celia Is she all right"
I returned my gaze to her.
"She's fine. She's at home with my servant now."
"How was the situation Was the attack that bad " she asked curiously.
"The Nighthallow Station is a mess now. The damage is quite bad and they managed to destroy a train, but the demon hunters were already there when I left."
"Did you meet them"
"And they gave me nice greetings as usual," I said in a relaxed tone.
Emma's expression turned to gloom since she knew what I meant was they attacked me with their skills.
"Well, at least nobody died in that incident," I tried to comfort her. I could say this since I didn't smell a bloody scent like I found Theo last week.
"Glad to hear that ..." she said with a slightly sad smile. I could guess she wanted to join the fight, especially since things were getting worse. Unfortunately, she couldn't. That's why I decided to cheer her up.
"Emma, do you want to come with me to meet my other partners" I asked. Pearl asked me to bring my other partner since she wanted to make a group game today. And since I already told her about Emma before, I was sure Pearl wouldn't mind if Emma joined her.
"Do you want to meet them at the club" asked Emma with a frown.
"No, today I will meet them at her mansion. Did you forget it 'Damian has been captured by Mr.Miquel's subordinates'," I reminded her.
"She is also the demon shield bracelet inventor," I added.
Emma looked surprised and looked at me in disbelief.
"Which one The Kraken woman or that Lamia"
"The Kraken woman," I replied.
"The Ledred Lady" She confirmed once again in disbelief and I responded with a nod.
"Really I mean ... I didn't expect it despite her profession ..." Her words stopped since she realized that my profession was not that different from Pearl's. She sighed.
"I'm sorry. I shouldn't judge someone by their profession," she said in an apologetic tone.
"It's fine. Do you want to join us"