Inside the apartment is nothing but an empty room, the room is not that big. The size of the apartment is studio-sized, while the living room space is minimalist. The kitchen is right next to the dusty grey couch. Kazuto enters the dusty room, finding any sign whether there’s a sign of someone used to live here.
Sitting on the grey couch is a small wide table with a LED television. Kazuto explores the room next to the living room. Inside the small room, there’s nothing but dust and boxes inside. Unpacking the boxes, he finds several books and decorations in the card boxes. He’s unsure of what he needs to do with the boxes, regardless he’s clueless about what he wants to do.
Just when he’s about to unpack the whole thing, there’s a soft knock on the door. Kazuto warily walk to the entrance, peeking through the peephole in the door. He sees a teenager outside the door, a man in his eighteen perhaps. Wearing a yellow t-shirt with a skull icon, he wears a bright silver chain necklace around his neck.
The young man brushes his golden hair with his fingers, his bronze eyes shining before his crimson ones. Kazuto asks him politely if he knows him or is an acquaintance to the scientist who saved his life. Under the sunset beam, the young man sharpens his bronze eyes at Kazuto’s fragile body.
“I am her son, Mizuno is my mother” he clenches his fist. “Are you the one she mentioned? The one that needs saving?”.
Kazuto opens his mouth to say something, but nothing escapes his silent mouth. He wanted to ask Mizuno’s condition but his expression tells that something grave happened to him. The young man gritted his teeth, telling Kazuto about the apartment he stayed in.
“This apartment belongs to my late grandmother, she already moved to another place though” he tried to hold his anger, which is apparent on the vein of his forehead. “You can stay here, cause my mother told me so”.
“So you are my guardian?” Kazuto asks innocently.
“No, I’m just a tour guide” he coughs awkwardly. “I think my mum had an acquaintance you can trust on that matter, didn’t he lead you here?”.
Kazuto remembers the mysterious man who led him to the shady apartment, it was a tall-stature young man. A handsome one too, but he doesn’t know the man well since it seems he’s more than meet the eyes. Kazuto is somewhat perplexed whenever he sees the crimson-suit man, his feelings are in a trance when he saw him for the first time.
His heart skips a beat once he meats the crimson-suit man’s teal eyes as if a hunter hunting for his prey. Kazuto wants to know more about the mysterious man, but it seems the young man before he knows nothing of the mysterious man. Not long after, he’ introduces himself as Shinzou.
The man is the son of Mizuno Ai, his mother is a wonderful researcher, he looks up to her as a brilliant scientist. Curiosity gets the best of Kazuto’s mind, hence he asks if Shinzou aspires to be a great scientist like his mother.
Kazuto’s sparkling eyes affect Shinzou’s perceiving, the son of the scientist shows a hint of annoyance at first but his mouth stutters when he looks at the innocent Kazuto.
“Hey, Kazuto how old are you?” Shinzou clenches his fist. “You sound like a newborn baby you know, not cool”.
Kazuto thinks for a while, it’s been a few years he lived as a homunculus. He lost track of time but one can surmise that he’s around two years old at best. He states his date of birth to Shinzou, which makes the young man gasps even more. Shivering with the excitement of meeting an experimentation subject overwhelms his senses, especially if it’s from his mother.
“So MY mother is the one who creates you, but for what purpose?” Shinzou is curious but then notices that they’re still at the doorstep of Kazuto’s shady apartment, he looks around his surrounding in wary and pushes the clueless homunculus inside. “It’s not safe to talk about this outside, so let’s get in your house! In return, I’ll help you unpack your things”.
Shinzou closes the door, locking it swiftly as soon as he enters the minimalist room. The exterior may look shady since there’s barely anyone staying there to clean it up. Supposedly, the landowner which is an old lady is the one who takes care of that stuff. But the old lady is nowhere to be seen, she doesn’t even welcome Kazuto who is new around the apartment.
Kazuto takes out all his clothes from his suitcase, he places them neatly inside a small steel wardrobe next to his bed. Shinzou’s face becomes grim the moment he sees the small number of clothes inside his wardrobe. He suggests Kazuto buy more clothes with his money if he had one.
“Well, I have money in my pocket” he shows the envelope to Shinzou. “It’s from professor Mizuno, she gave me this”.
Shinzou pushes the envelope from his sight, warning the clueless Kazuto not to show off the money to a stranger he just met. Veins pop out from his forehead when he sees how foolish and naive Kazuto is, especially in a city like Ikebukuro where everything can happen. Shinzou taps Kazuto’s shoulder, telling him to focus on cleaning the apartment.
“I’ll help you out, so let’s get to it,” Shinzou says awkwardly as he stutters, ruffling Kazuto’s hair cutely. “You’re seriously a newborn baby that comes out just like that from a hatch, my mother would love to live with you but-”.
He cuts his words midways, he stops caressing his hair; making him question whether he had something he wants to say. Shinzou’s hand shivers, droplets of tears fall from his eyes when he mentions Professor Mizuno. Kazuto tilts his head, not knowing what had befallen his parental figure while he’s escaping his maniacal father’s grasp.
It was another day for the homunculus to survive, his stomach is growling in hunger as he looks inside the fridge. It’s nothing but an empty fridge on display. He needs to buy something to eat, but as far as he concerns the Homunculus is just a few years old, unable to do chores by himself since he used to be pampered by his so-called father.The only thing he could make was a tepid coffee that Mizuno taught him, he likes the americano particularly. Iced americano particularly feels fresh for the homunculus to drink, he finds it strange afterward that he’s unable to sleep after drinking that delicious drink. He’s unknown to the liquids substances and the caffeine he chugged on for years affects his sleeping schedule.Mizuno once scolded him for being addicted to the caffeine, but it was too late for Kazuto since he&
Shinzou is painting in his bedroom, fully focusing his attention on the canvas in front of him. He was never been a science whiz himself so unlike his mother; the man doesn’t care about her mother’s job as a scientist. Even if she urges him to embrace his bloodline, the only thing he feels for science is hatred since her fascination toward science makes her stray from him.She never comes to see him amidst her projects, her fascination turns into an addiction that makes the whole family become a mess soon after. Divorced and taken by the mother, Shinzou regrets the decision since he was left behind in the house to look after himself. Her mother is preoccupied with her job, barely shows her presence to the lonely child.The luxurious apartment they purchased isn’t exactly heavenly to him now that he knew something wa
Hunger takes over his senses when the man can feel his stomach grumbling due to hunger. The last thing the homunculus remembered was the familiar face of the crimson tuxedo informant entering his view. After hours has passed, the fatigue and hunger took a toll on his entire body. He’s hungry for a soul to devour. However, the informant's images keep popping into his brain. Blossoming into the homunculus gray-colored brain. Sadly enough, his quiet time didn’t last that long. The sound of footsteps resonates in the hallway, alerting the homunculus about the presence of strangers gathering in front of his apartment. Kazuto goes into his bedroom, uncertain about what he should do next. He remembered the words from the professor were not to attract attention. However, he was beyond hungry at that point. He’s starved for human souls, and the berating sound of a metal baseball bat irritates Kazuto’s ears. His scarlet pupils shine in the darkness, an entity whispering inside his mind for
“I love you, Kazuto” the woman spoke in the boy’s mind. Kazuto who passed out earlier was immediately awakened by the voice of Professor Mizuno. He gasped when he saw the men in his house were all bathed in crimson liquid. The homunculus touched them, but none of them move from the floor. Their eyes are peeled open as if horrified by something that just occurred. Kazuto knew that it was her doing, the Goddess of Death made her movement. He was hungry for souls, but now he no longer feels that hunger. He can surmise that the Goddess of Death has satiated their hunger. Each of the men's chest and arteries are ripped brutally, his room is the perfect crime scene for a slaughterhouse.Kazuto still remembers the professor's messages, and that is not to cause any scene. However, he already causes a huge scene in the apartment he’s going to stay in. He’s quite surprised that no one has entered the apartment to report the violence and murder he committed. It was an old apartment, but there
The cleaners manage to clean Kazuto’s apartment, and no blood is to be spotted in that apartment. They clean the apartment, spotless from the red liquid and any corpses. The kids did their job well, Shu can sense the money will flow into his account. He had to divide the money amongst them.Even though Shu hates Cain’s guts, he saves them from starvation and abandonment. He only wants to return the favor to Cain, even if Cain never asked for anything back. However, it was personal for Shu. The teenager dislikes being in a debt, to someone else. However, it was his first time seeing Cain taking interest in a puny-looking human.The white-haired young man looks as if he’s an ill man waiting for someone to pick him up. He’s certainly not the sharpest man for following Cain. The informant smells bad news, nothing about Cain is sincere and genuine. He lies as he breathes, the ultimate trickster that will never cease to disturb your day if you possess something he wants to have.“Is that gu
It was strange to see the homunculus sleeping in his residence. A peculiar feeling occupies the informant's mind as he sees the young man lying on the sofa, sleeping with tuna sushi still inside his mouth. Cain can’t help but feel rather disappointed with the homunculus, he was expecting a smarter being, a Godlike human who can use the bestowed power cleverly. However, Kazuto was far from smart, he’s a clueless boy who knows nothing about the evilness in the world. Cain was expecting someone who is orderly, cunning, and evil to the core. He investigated the young man after all, who he truly is. A homunculus that had the soul of Izanami, the Goddess of Death. Cain touches Kazuto’s cheek, pinching his flesh to wake him up. He wants to tell him to go to his spare bedroom, but the young man is too sleepy to wake up. Cain carries him
Cain walks to the nearest sushi bar, the man sees the homunculus sitting obediently like a dog, possibly waiting for his tuna sushi. It’s hard for him to make some sense in the homunculus. He’s a baby inside that young man's body of his, he can’t be bribed with something like fame or money. The homunculus doesn’t understand the concept of money and fame. Kazuto wants tuna sushi the most, he doesn’t seem to care about the luxurious offer. After the sushis are prepared on the table, Kazuto munches the sushi-like there’s no tomorrow. His appetite for food is questionable, it’s certainly going to make his wallet dry if this keeps going. “You’re drying my wallet, but it looks like you’re enjoying your meal” Cain gives him a painted smile. “Are tuna that yummy?”. “It is! I never taste these before” Kazuto admits it openly, like a child. “When I’m still little, my dad always bought me junk food! It all tastes the same though”. Kazuto answers giddily, unaware that Cain somewhat felt sad f
It was all according to plan, the man reports Shinzou as a stalker who follows the homunculus around. He proved it with a shred of fake evidence to prove his guilt. The cleaners did their job well, diverting his attention from the sushi bar. If Shinzou knew where the homunculus is, he would be screwed. The two of them enjoy their stroll in Ikebukuro, especially Kazuto. His eyes shine brilliantly in sparkle when he lands his eyes on a cute display doll. He is indeed a child in heart, despite his stature as a young man. Shinzou had already gone far away, the painter is nowhere to be seen. A part of Cain’s heart feels relief, he smirks slyly when he watched Shinzou’s face in despair. The next plan is to try to subdue the homunculus royalty to him, he needs to gain his trust by following the homunculus wishes. Granting his wishes like how a Fairy Godmother would do, is his current plan. Cain asks the homunculus about what he wanted, with a bright painted smile to fool the homunculus. “