“Is this trip, uhh, ‘compulsory’, sensei?”
“Ah, Endou-san…well yes, you could put it that way,” Michel replied. “You can say that we will ‘forcibly compel’ you, if you want.” He laughed.
“Do not worry, once we get there, and you are briefed, given answers to your questions, you will have the choice. If you choose to separate yourself from our group, then all we require of you is to keep everything a secret. Which wouldn’t be that hard now,” he said. “Of course, if you join, you still have to keep everything a secret for obvious reasons, as well as work for us.”
“Now, now, go inside the bus! We shouldn’t waste any more time here. The other members of your “Brigade” that aren’t here in this school would be following, so don’t you worry, you’ll be having a reunion soon enough!” He laughs again.
And suddenly a yellow blur runs toward Michel, prompting him to stop in his tracks. The yellow fox rests on his head, of all places.
“Looks like Fukubuchou likes you too, Sensei,” Sarina said. “Reminds me of when he first saw Takuto-kun.”
“Ah, yes. Now that you mention him…Takuto Tsunashi! Get ready for later, okay?”
“Y, Ye, Yes! Uh, sensei!” Takuto replies, instinctively it would seem.
They arrive at the dock, the same dock where Kanako Watanabe’s cruise ship is docked, just before the sun finally sets.
“Hmm, our ride’s not here yet…oh there it is!” Michel said.
A submarine suddenly looms into view, breaking the surface of the water. Well, part of the submarine at least.
“This might take some time, but this is the only way people can go to our ship without requiring our ship to resurface…”
Inflatable boats, capable of carrying 10 people, were readied by the crew in the submarine. It took several trips for everyone to get inside the submarine.
“As I understand it, this isn’t your ship yet then, sensei?”
“You’re correct, Shindou-san. This is merely one of our support submarines. And right now it would be transporting us to our flagship, hopefully sooner rather than later.”
The submarine stops, having arrived inside of the ship. Disembarking would be easier now, as there’s a bridge connected to the top (and thus near the exit) of the submarine.
“Lieutenant!” “Sir!” “Escort them to the briefing room. I will follow shortly,” Michel commands. And it would seem the Lieutenant was one of the transfer students. She salutes and proceeds to lead the motley group towards what could only be a path to the briefing room.
The group eventually arrives in what can certainly be the briefing room. There is a big whiteboard in front and several seats, much like a classroom. A laptop is already turned on and placed on the table at the front, with cables attached to it, one of them for power, another for the mouse and another for presumably the projector, which would be quite long as the projector is situated above, in the middle of the room, held in place by a casing attached to the ceiling through a small steel bar. It is however still turned off.
“Please don’t tell me the remote is missing…again…” murmured Michel. “Oh, there it is…heh.” A giggle escapes.
He turns the projector on, and proceeds to the laptop.
Woah chapter 3 took years to follow…LOL