Megumi disappears after a lengthy talk with Rika. When she doesn’t come home for dinner, Suisei goes out to look for her, while Rika waits at home. Hideki receives a message well into the evening from Megumi using an unknown number asking him to pick her up in DesCha North. Rika tags along. Mother-son talk about issues during the car ride. Rika tells Hideki that she’s fine if he’s dating Agent Phaeton, but that he should please use protection and only have babies after they get married. Please.
Halfway up the mountain, Rika gets impatient and teleports the Jeep they were in closer to Megumi’s location. They only make it halfway as Rika is pregnant and tired. Drained, she naps the rest of the way. Once there, Hideki wakes her up. Rika, while still angry that Megumi just left without saying where she was and that she would be late out, just asks Megumi (and Aiya Ena, who was apparently with her) to get in the car. She also offered Aiya a ride home. She discovers though, that there is a naked shota with the two girls. Questions are asked, calls to DEIMOS made, they all go back down the mountain to head for the nearest DEIMOS office.
It wasn’t an uneventful ride, however. As they make their way down the mountain, a bright light fills the horizon for a second, and then is gone. Rika, on the phone with DEIMOS agent Ueno at the time, asks him what had happened. Details get blurred, and they hurry down to the DEIMOS base to drop off the ten-year-old boy.
Rika leaves the boy in the care of Ueno and Ueno, takes Aiya home, and, once back at their own home, just lets Megumi walk straight to her room without admonishing her about her sneaking off while grounded. Rika asks Hideki if she was a bad mother. He answers that she isn’t.
- written by rikas