A/N: Honestly, I don't know what to do with myself, so I just came to drop this bomb after a nice amount of one-and-a-half year. (Way to go me!). The draft of this chapter has been saved on my computer for more than a year and I've been unable to decide what to do with it. While I truly wanted to write the complete chapter, I have been unable to do so, due to lack of time as well as various other projects I've been undergoing. Since I haven't made any decent progress I decided you guys deserve to know that I have not abandoned this story yet and that I will make a full comeback someday.
I'm currently in my final year of university and I need to start focusing on my thesis. Due to that I'm unable to have the energy to write any new chapters. The next time we get a new update on this story is in September at the earliest. However, if I do manage to work on the story before then, that would be awesome - but I suggest not to put your hopes too high.
Also, those who want to chat me outside of fanfiction site, I have a tumblr account xsakulumix. I would love to learn more about my readers!
I hope that you guys can understand this.
Also my techinique failed me (in two chapters) so I think I'll be switching between replying via PM and on chapter. Also, Congratulations, AleksInWonder you owned the 200th review to yourself!
XxNEGATIVE0xX: I can't recall did I already answer you or not, but... Thank you once again for your review. Summertime is indeed a time when you're supposed to lay back and relax. I feel bad that our Karasuno guys won't be able to do much of that, however. As for your question, that will be revealed at the start of this arc and figuring out the situation will not only be the driving force to make some character growth for Aomine, but also deepen her relationship with not only Hinata but a certain other guy too. ;)
A-kun: I don't know if you made it this far or dropped the story, but I'll write anyway. Let me ask you, have you ever heard of parody? Or black humor? I have to admit the two chapters (I don't think that much of a focus of the lessons regarding this story is going to be long) do contain alot of sexism, and I definitely am stereotyping girls here. More like I'm stereotyping what the society expects from women - perfect looks, good at cooking, dancing, singing, practically everything. It is clearly parodized, however, because there no one who's perfect at anything. Something light and intended humorous, my intention wasn't to offend anyone. So I will add trigger warning to the chapters. The female prouncing was a choice I made while being aware of it. He was supposed to be seen as a girl in the eyes of Kageyama and co. So if you started to see him as a girl, I guess my mission was accomplished. Don't worry that was only a temporary thing, I never intented for Hinata to be a girl. Sadly, I'm not a mediocore BL writer (being heavily influenced by shoujo), so there's not much I can do about that.
Neko-fire demon tempest: Thank you for your review. I'm not planning on putting too much attention to the supernatural parts in the future, like it had been in the previous chapters. It's still the driving force of this story, but it'll appear in the story in more like a subconscious manner. The main focus will still be Hinata and his relationship with Kageyama and the others and their daily lives.
Cherryblossoms: Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad that you're enjoying this story! I'm so honored by your words!
Kageyama found out the secret of his wife. But Hinata isn't the only one keeping secrets. The reveal of his gender brings Hinata into Kageyama's life and Hinata's world is turned upside down. The reality he once knew will never be the same. During summer Hinata reunites with his old friend and meets with someone he'll eventually declare as his rival. Beach-volley, festivals and double date. Sudden news break him apart. Hinata's reality is falling apart whereas Kageyama won't look his way.
Cry Of A Fallen Crow
Cry Twenty-Three: The Forgotten Trio Is In Trouble
It was already late evening the northern hemisphere of the Earth, as a young mistress was returning home from a movie she had gone to watch together with her date. She was being accompanied by a young Japanese male who had a dark brown hair of medium length and eyes of the same hue that were slightly slanted. The mistress and the man talked about the movie as they were walking towards her house.
The young lady laughed. "I'm so glad that I had the chance to watch the movie with you Mr. Chikara. I have been wanting to see it for a long time, but due to the threat letter, Father hasn't allowed me to step out of the house. I've been very bored these few days." She thanked the man with sincere expression.
Ennoshita Chikara, who was also known as the Hacker of Fallen Crows, smiled kindly. "I'm honored to hear that this surprise of mine has been pleasing to you, Miss."
They had signed the contract with the lord of the house, so the young lady was unaware that he was approaching her because of work and not affection. The young lady didn't know that he was currently acting out as her bodyguard and that two of his men were closely following them in case they get ambushed.
It was much like he had predicted.
A corner before they had made to the house, two men suddenly approached them and aimed to kidnap the mistress. The young lady cried loudly and Ennoshita prepared to fight against them with bare hands. There were only two of them, so he could manage them on his own.
"Mr. Chikara!" The young lady cried when she saw Ennoshita engaging into a fist fight with one of the men.
"I'll handle this! Narita, Kinoshita! Escort Miss home, we can't let her get captured." Ennoshita called in for his companions who had been shadowing them the whole time. The two men did what was told and quickly went to the young lady's side.
"Wh- Who are you?" The young woman's voice was horrified.
The two men only smiled kindly at her. "We're friends of Mr. Chikara. Let us escort you home."
"Bu- But…" The mistress looked confused and sought for Ennoshita, who was doing his best suppressing the two attackers, who were bigger and stronger than him. As a hacker, field-job wasn't in his interests, but that didn't mean he would give up so easily. As long as his mission was accomplished and the mistress got safely home, he didn't mind the injuries he would suffer.
"Young Miss, we have to hurry and get you home!" Narita took hold of the young lady, who was still lost in the situation.
This was getting bad, they didn't have much time before the second ambush and they weren't exactly sure how many people they were dealing with. There was no way to know how many would come as reinforcement so they had to do their everything to get the young lady into her house.
"Mr. Chikara!" The young lady cried, trying to pull herself away from Narita.
The situation was getting worse with every passing second.
Kinoshita clicked his tongue. "Young lady, we really must go now!"
He was already reaching his hand toward the woman, when he heard a hollow sound and his movements were stopped. The next moment his mind went blank. A few seconds later, Narita was met with the same fate and fell on the ground.
The young mistress eyes widened in shock as the two men around her fell face flat, and instead two other men surrounded her suddenly. Their hold on her was much stronger and forced and with her puny strength it was useless to try to resist them. With every passing second, tears started to form into to ends of her eyes.
The young lady resorted to her last option.
From the depth of her lungs.
This caught Ennoshita's attention and he turned around. "Miss!" He shouted out loud as he saw her being dragged into a car. He tried to fight the duo facing him, while pulling back towards her. It was impossible anymore, but he needed to do everything in order to save her. This was the only mission he wasn't afforded to fail.
Giving a few heavy punches to his opponents, Ennoshita then turned around and went full dash. He could only take a few steps when a loud smack was heard and he lost his balance.
With his eyes playing games on him and his head ringing loudly, Ennoshita got up, his whole bodyweight being supported by his elbows. The man panted heavily as he saw a blurry figure approaching him.
Spitting out blood, the Japanese spy spoke in dark tone. "I will protect, Miss… even if it's the last thing I do."
A smug smile what Ennoshita was unable to see, he then heard the man say something, before finally passing out.
"I like you, Japanese boy… Take him with us."
A/N: You guys remember when I said this was a Karasuno family fic. This is a Karasuno family fic. And Karasuno is a family that is not complete without Ennoshita, Narita and Kinoshita. These three boys need and deserve more love than they are currently having.
Assasin8 mentioned in their previous review that they were expecting of supernatural things and looked out for the hints. So I decided to re-read the first chapters to refesh my memory and check when was the first hint of supernaturality that I dropped (Aside for Takeda and Ukai working in the Abnormal Crimes Department) was in chapter 6 during the carrying-over-the-treshold scene where Kageyama mentioned he wouldn't allow any spirits into his house. It was a passing remark, but Kiyoko after all is/was an exorcist and even Kageyama has such abilies.
Aside for this one scene, there are indeed a bunch of other hits I have thrown to foreshadow the supernatural aspect of this story.
I see you guys later this year!