Nakura and Izaya broke into her heart in an incredible way. In the end, Akane began to tell them what exactly had happened to her. As soon as the words were out of her mouth, Akane regretted it. These people would definitely be afraid, too, when they heard the name Awakusu-kai.

Akane realized that her legs were shaking uncontrollably.

/What should I do?/

/What should I do? What should I do, what should I do…/

/These people are going to be afraid of Dad and Grandpa, too./

But instead, she felt a gentle hand on her head.

Izaya stroked her hair gently as he smiled softly at her and said, “It’s alright. If I tell you that I’m not afraid, I will be lying…but Akane-chan is just Akane-chan.”

The girl was little, and her heart was already damaged. That one sentence was really all one needed to break into her heart through its leaks.

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