Watching the young boy, Aoba, for a while, Shinra said with a cool smile.
“You‘re a lot like Orihara Izaya.”
“….Comparing me with that guy is quite unexpected.”
On hearing Orihara Izaya‘s name, Aoba‘s relaxed expression was gone, instead his face showed clear loathing.
Shinra found this reaction satisfying, and still wearing his cold smile he said. “Yeah, I thought you would hate hearing Izaya‘s name so I especially said it. But not as I expected, you know of Izaya‘s business. Could it be, you’ve suffered from his actions before?”
“……Why would you think that?”
“Because the way you talk is exactly alike. It might be accidentally similar, I believe that you once dealt with him. Your essences are the same so consequently you‘re similar.”
“ ……This is a bit much. Not only the black rider, you also live with her and you know that guy?
Aoba didn‘t answer Shinra‘s earlier question, he simply kept asking his own questions with sharp eyes.
“Ah, because it‘s the same type of hate. You and Izaya are the same, the type that likes to play with the world. So if a guy exactly the same comes out, that‘d be no fun. For people like you guys, you absolutely wouldn’t share the world that you consider your own. For me, as long as my hand can hold onto Celty‘s, it‘s enough.“
“?…….” During the time in which Aoba was trying to figure out what Shinra meant and continue his questioning –
He suddenly felt pain at his neck and finally understood Shinra‘s intention. He didn‘t know when he took it out, Shinra‘s hand held a sharp scalpel, and the peak of the scalpel pressed against Aoba‘s neck.
If Shinra used a little more force, the scalpel would easily pierce through Aoba‘s neck and puncture an artery.
“I‘ll give you a warning.”
Shinra‘s expression didn‘t change. Still wearing a disrespectful smile, like he wasn’t about to take someone‘s life.
“I don‘t care whatever you and Izaya plan. But, if any of your actions destroy the content life that me and Celty have, then at that time we‘ll become irreconcilable enemies.”
Though his life always had occasions where he was in danger – Aoba has long ago not shown any fear, he simply gazed neutrally at Shinra‘s smiling face. However, it‘s wasn’t that he didn’t feel any fear; this could be seen as sweat coming from his forehead and hands.
“I see, so the housemate and black rider have that kind of relationship.” In the middle of this tense atmosphere, a shadow appeared between the 2 people and forcefully separated them.
“Stop, Shinra. It‘d be stupid to become a murderer over such a small matter.”
- Durarara!! Light Novel 8