The girl grunted as the sand flew up and blinded her, making her lift up one of her arms.
"Wanyu!" she called out for help.
But Wanyu was surrounded with swords. The old feeble mand didn't look like he could do anything. He had no weapons for instance and was only holding a parasol. He looked at the thieves with a calm expression on his face and smiled.
"Now, now, are you sure you want to be pointing that at me?" Wanyu said.
He heard the member's plea and considered it.
"That is up to Little Miss," he said. He lifted his head and turned to Mirai who was in a defensive position and her arm over her eyes in order to avoid more sand in it. "Miss Mirai?"
The girl waited for the sand to fade before she sheathed her dagger.
"Do you really think you should be making the demands?" she said in an authoritative voice. "We have the upper hand, after all."
Upper hand? What the heck was this girl talking about? Her only servant had swords pointing at him and her attire and weapon were just a complete disadvantage compared to Amani with her scmitar and light clothing. Was it pride? Delusion?
"I dislike thieves," she said. "Especially thieves who suck at what they do."
She tossed her hair back.
"As I pointed out earlier, no servant would be carrying around a dress not properly packaged," she said. "I was just testing to see how far you were willing to go with your act. And then you cornered us."
"My sources were right when they said this place was filled with riff-raff," she said. She sighed. "Demo, if it's money you want, then fine."
This time, the girl lifted up one layer of her dress close to her sash. There was a pouch of coins tied to it. The girl cut the purse from her sash and tossed it on the floor near Amani.
"You can have that," she said. "But you have the option not to. I'm willing to give you more than that for a little information."
"And if you don't, you'll regret it. Right, Wanyu?"
"Indeed," Wanyu said.
From out of his shirt poked out a long silvery wolf's tail.
"You should be familiar with Enkidu by now, right?" Mirai said. "They have the capability to turn into beast--beasts that, fully consumed by their primal nature, won't hesitate to kill living beings in its way."