Awakening - Chapter 128
Chapter 190 Cage Part 1
At Yoshikawa’s suggestion, everyone agreed to participate in the temple fair in the evening on the nearby shrine.
Japan’s temples fair were many, and each place is different. But Kyoto’s Gion festival was very famous. From the 1st of July, onwards for the entire month, basically, every night there will be festivals that were held in various temples or shrines.
Although in today’s Japan, the sacrifice to the God of the temple was just a mere formality, it became one of the projects to attract visitors. But Kyoto is, after all, the ancient capital of Japan, and in this regard, the ceremony was much more formal than elsewhere.
That night, apart from Lei Yin, the people of Takeda Household all dressed up in Kimono and ready to participate in the temple fair, Takeda was no exception.
In order not to let Kanoyama Akiji renewed the conflict, Takeda, and the others went out to the temple fair that was held in the nearby shrine first.
When they arrived there, the festival has already begun. Everywhere one can see Kimono wearer people walking back and forth.
Although the original goal of holding the temple fair was to let people who wanted to get rich made their petition in the shrine, a few young people were not so devout and join in purely for the fun, just strolling around everywhere like it was an evening entertainment.
Amy, who has never participated in the temple fair, was very excited. In particular, she moved left and right like a pendulum, very interestedly looking at the various food stalls on both sides of the road.
For fear of her having a bad stomach, Lei Yin only dared to let her eat squid, and wouldn’t let her see the other snacks for too long.
In this temple fair, there was this most classic goldfish scooping stall. Seeing that she wanted to have the goldfish, Lei Yin did not personally catch it for her, but let her try scooping for herself. After trying a couple of times, although she failed to catch any fishes, the little girl was still very happily playing.
Takeda was a bit anxious and wanted to help her out, but even after breaking three paper nets, he still failed to catch any. Seeing Amy laughed at him, he became angry out of shame and simply squatted there and continued to try, determined to get at least one.
“I said it right, that guy did not even graduate from the kindergarten,” Yoshikawa said to Lei Yin.
“Do you envy him?” Lei Yin asked with a smile.
“Shoo, why would I envy him?”
After leaving the goldfish stall, Takeda cockily said: “See, I told you I am the goldfish scooping master.”
“Forget it. It took you so long just to get two of them, how could you have the nerve to call yourself a master.” Yoshikawa ridiculed.
Takeda refuted in a loud voice, “That’s just because in the beginning my scooping skill was a bit rusty. If you dare, let us compare….”
Before he finished, he heard a familiar voice from behind him: “Hidetoshi, so you guys are here.”
When they looked back they saw the brother of Takeda. Beside him, there were Kanoyama Akiji as well as his high school classmates and Kanoyama Akito. There were also two girls, who also seemed to be Kanoyama Akiji’s schoolmates. All of them dressed in Kimonos.
Takeda and Yoshikawa cannot help but bitterly smile to each other, they never thought they would be so quick to bump into each other.
“Where are father, aunt and the others?” Takeda asked his brother.
“Father, aunt, and uncle said there are too many people here, so they don’t come for fear of overcrowding.”
Hearing this sentence, Takeda was relieved. He did not want to see the old man’s face when he was trying to have some fun here.
Takeda Cangshi looked at everyone, and then, his vision, like being pulled by a very strong magnet, quickly zeroed in on Naoko in the pink Kimono.
Like him, the other people also like being under a spell, staring straight at Naoko. But the eyes of the two girls were apparently filled with hostility.
Noticing these several burning gazes, Naoko awkwardly shifted herself sideways to hide behind Lei Yin.
After their visions were blocked by Lei Yin’s body, these several people immediately reacted. Kanoyama Akiji and his several friends were jealous and hate of Lei Yin.
Takeda Cangshi lightly coughed and said to Takeda, “Since we have run into each other, let us walk together.”
Since the big brother has spoken, Takeda had to agree.
When they went to the shooting booth, Kanoyama Akiji said to Lei Yin: “Do you dare to contest against me with this?”
For this type of child-like vindictive contest, Lei Yin dryly coughed a bit before he said: “I am sorry, I don’t play this thing anymore since I was three years old.”
“You….” Kanoyama Akiji was furious.
Suddenly, when he saw the thing that was placed next to a stall, his eyes, all of a sudden, lit up.
Thus he said, pointing to the punch force measurement machine: “This is something that when you’re three years of age has not had enough right? What do you think, do you dare to make a bet with me? Whoever has the highest score in the punch force wins. The loser will take off his clothes to walk around here.” He was going to say, the loser will take off his pants, but he knew Takeda Cangshi would certainly forbid it, so he quickly changed his wording.
Takeda Cangshi cannot stand idly and said: “Cousin Kanayama, there is no meaning in this.”
“Cousin, this is just between me and him, please don’t interfere.” In fact, he knew why they wanted to find that guy’s trouble; besides the matter of his younger brother, the existence of that top beauty was also an important reason. He really wanted to make this guy lose face in front of the other people.
“Very well, but you need to be quick because I am in a hurry.” Contrary to Kanoyama Akiji’s expectation, Lei Yin actually agreed.
Kanayama Akiji sneered, walked to the front of that machine and prepared a Karate punch position.
His several classmates wore a proud expression. They knew Kanoyama Akiji was a Karate club member in the University, so they were confidence of him.
“Ha!” With a shout, Kanoyama Akiji punched that leather sheath, and the machine measurement scale immediately rose to number 85.
After he did that, he smugly said to Lei Yin: “Your turn.”
Lei Yin walked to the front of the stall owner and said: “Boss, if this thing is destroyed, won’t you lose money?”
The boss laughed, “If you have the ability, you don’t need to pay for it.”
“You said this yourself.” With that, he walked to the front of that machine and, without assuming any position, he just casually punch it.
“Bam!”, “Krack!” Two dull voice resounded, the whole leather sheath actually flew backward.
Seeing this scene, beside Naoko, Takeda, and Yoshikawa, the other people’s eyeballs almost fell out.
Seeing the expression of the stall owner as if he was watching the death of his family member, Lei Yin addressed Kanoyama Akiji who was about to escape: “If you are willing to pay for the stall owner’s loss, I will call this even.” In the end, he is Takeda’s cousin so Lei Yin has to consider his friend’s face. Moreover, in his eyes, people like Kanoyama Akiji was even inferior to a street bum, so he was too lazy to care about him.
Kanoyama Akiji looked at him in alarmed before he said: “Okay.” His tone of voice lost its previous aggressive momentum.
Thinking that the other was willing to pay for his loss, the stall owner came close to tear up in excitement.
After reaching an agreement about the compensation price, Kanoyama Akiji actually did not have that much money and had to borrow from Takeda Cangshi. Takeda Cangshi did not know whether to laugh or cry as he made the payment. At this point, the farce was over.
After leaving the stall, Kanoyama Akiji and his classmates chose to walk at the rear, not daring to come close to Lei Yin. At the moment, in their eyes, the guy has been classified as a class of biological non-natural human.
Although he was equally shocked, Takeda Cangshi quickly returned to normal. He asked Lei Yin: “Student Gennai, have you been practicing boxing?”
“No, I haven’t, I just have a bit of brute force. I heard that brother Cangshi is already in the business world for a long time, I do not know what kind of business is that?” Lei Yin did not want to talk about this thing and quickly changed the subject.
“I am doing the import and export trade. Originally father wanted me to take over the sado business. But I have my ambition’s elsewhere, and therefore only expect that, in the future, Hidetoshi can help father run the sado business.”
Looking at Takeda, who was holding a skewered cuttlefish with his left hand and a bag of goldfish on his right hand, and still looking like a bully even though he was wearing a Kimono, Lei Yin thought that Takeda Cangshi’s hope might be too difficult to achieve.
“Hey, what’s with that look?” Seeing Lei Yin was staring at him with a weird look, Takeda who also walked near his brother and happened to hear his brother’s words, immediately stared back at him very unsatisfied.
“It’s nothing. I just find it hard to imagine how you are going to operate the tea ceremony business.”
“Who said I want to run that old man’s shop? I am only interested in cars, let my sister inherited that sado business.”
When the two people talk, Takeda Cangshi silently watched Naoko who was walking next to Lei Yin.
Watching Lei Yin, who has a bit of absent-minded look, Naoko asked: “Lei, what happens?”
Lei Yin thought for a moment and then told her about the Brin’s matter.
“Do you want to investigate this?”
“Not really, I just found it strange, that’s all.”
Naoko suddenly laughed softly, “You are lying. Are you worried about me staying alone here?”
Lei Yin was somewhat surprised to see her and said with a wry smile: “How do you know?”
Naoko cast him a playful smile for a moment and then gently fell upon his arms and said: “If you want to go then go, but promise me to be careful and don’t get hurt, okay? Rest assured, if I am bored, I will just watch the TV. If possible, come back early.”
Lei Yin was touched as he tightly held that beautiful person in his arms, “Naoko, you are really good.”
“Fool.” She looked up to him with her red face and lightly kissed his lips.
When he walked out of the room, Naoko put a pillow in her arms and buried her head in it. After a moment, she put her index finger on her cherry lips, which apparently still have the trace of his body temperature, in a daze.
There was a three story high building near the Takeda House main building, it was dedicated for the servants of the family. Lei Yin asked the other servants about Brin’s room location and then went in.
Japan is a hierarchical country, not to mention in the government or the company, even in the apartment where the servants lived has a certain division rule. Usually, the longest serving, the most senior of the servants will stay at the best location on the top floor, and so on. Brin’s room was located at the very end of the first floor, which was impervious to the sun.
After listening from the outside of the door and determining that Brin was still inside, Lei Yin walked out of the apartment building and wait for him to come out.
Around 11 o’clock in the evening, the already exasperated Lei Yin finally saw Brin’s tall figure stepped out of the apartment door.
After secretly cursed a sentence, Lei Yin quietly followed behind him.
With regards to tracking skill, basically, no one can compare to Lei Yin. Because he did not need to keep up with the person he was trying to follow, as long as he can lock the person’s body heat, he will know the walking route of that person and the person that he tracks will never know there was someone behind them.
Along the way, Lei Yin slowly followed behind Brin. Sometimes, he stopped by the roadside snack vendor to buy some and to try it.
Half an hour later, Lei Yin found out that Brin was walking toward the shrine. Is that guy going to catch some stray dogs?
Right on cue, Brin went behind the shrine without consulting anybody. Then he went to what seemed to be his previous spot to drag three stray dogs in a cage from the thick patch of grass. Then, just like the last time in the temple fair, he walked toward that deserted alley.
Seeing that the good show was about to begin, Lei Yin finished off the last few snacks on his hands and then continued to follow.
Meanwhile, shortly after Lei Yin went out of Naoko’s room, a man knocked on her door.
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