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438 Asking for Help

 Time passed swiftly as changes continued to occur throughout the city. Many people were adapting to the numerous changes that continued to pervade their life. The change in the power structure caused a lot of people to lose their jobs and look for new ones. It took them some time to settle down to their normal lives again.

Most of the school started to operate again, except from those that got destroyed beyond repair, which included Nolen School C.


Ryukalin Clan

"Boss, there's a call from your high school friends," Neo suddenly interrupted the working Kevin.

Kevin glanced up with inquiring eyes towards Neo. He eyed his phone that was in Neo's hand. Because he was busy most of the time, Neo was the one in charge of picking up his calls. However, among all of his high school friends, there was only one person whose number he kept listed in his phone.

"Give it to me," Kevin ordered.

Neo glanced around as he handed the phone to Kevin. Thankfully, the others were not here because Kevin didn't like to be interrupted when he was working.

"Pres -I mean Kevin," Kanae's voice trailed off from the phone. "How are you?"

"I'm good," Kevin answered tenderly. It has been quite some time since the last time he saw her. She didn't appear at the company again, so he didn't have the chance to talk with her. "Do you need help?"

"Not really help, but I want you to come over to the Nali Family's main mansion," Kanae answered hesitantly. "But if you're busy, you don't have to come."

"Don't worry. I already finished my work."

Neo looked towards the pile of paper on Kevin's table. Boss, if you want to lie, you should lie better. The countless stacks of papers clearly indicated that this man still had a lot of work he needed to do. After all, the death of the Aida Family Head resulted in numerous businesses shutting down and a lot of people being unemployed.

In addition, the people who took over the business were not all willing to listen to him.

"Really?" Kanae's voice sounded rather excited.

"Yes," Kevin answered coolly. "What's the occasion?"

"Laura wants to refurbish the mansion by putting in more comfortable and practical furniture in addition to painting the mansion. I was thinking that you might want to come over to help out and have fun along with the other people from the previous student council," Kanae answered.

Kevin pondered for a few seconds. The other members should be Mike, Neo, Tommy, Jay, Kanae, and him. If including those in the second batch, there was Alice, Misae, and Laura. Considering that Jay was still busy with his clan and Misae was out of the city, there was no way she could invite them.

Wait, Alice?

"Who else do you want to come?" Kevin asked carefully.

"I'm thinking about inviting Mike, Neo, Tommy, and Alice too if they have the time," Kanae replied.

Upon hearing that Kanae still included Alice, Kevin felt rather complicated. He didn't want the two girls to meet each other because of the awkward situation that he put Alice in for the time being. However, he didn't want to refuse Kanae.

"Are you sure?"

"Yes, is there anything wrong?" Kanae's voice sounded confused.

Kevin stayed silent for a moment. "No, there's nothing. I'll be there right away."

"Thank you, Kevin!" Kanae exclaimed happily. "Do you know the location of the mansion?"

"I know."

"Okay, will the others come too? They're all in the Ryukalin Clan, right?"

'She knew,' Kevin thought to himself when he heard her question. She knew about it, but she still asked them to come. He truly didn't understand what was in Kanae's mind.

"Yes, they'll come over."

"That's good. I'll ask my sis to prepare more pizza for you all."

"That sounds delicious."

"I hope so," Kanae giggled. "Oh, my sis is calling me. I'll see you later at the mansion, Kevin."

"Alright," Kevin hung up the call. He looked at the screen for a few seconds before standing up. "Neo, call for Mike, Alice, and Tommy."

"Yes, Boss."

The three of them arrived at Kevin's office in a matter of seconds. From the moment Kevin gave his order, not even one minute had passed.

Kevin looked towards Alice. "Kanae asks us for help in refurbishing a mansion. Do you want to go over?"

"Kanae?" Alice recalled her last meeting with Kanae at school a few weeks ago. At that time, Kanae didn't show her any hostility as they spent their last day as students together with Misae. After that, they didn't see each other again because she didn't have time to attend school and Kanae got embroiled in an incident because of Sakura's death.

All along, she knew that Kanae already knew about her engagement with Kevin. This made her feel rather unwilling to meet with that girl at this point in time. After all, seeing the person you liked staying close with someone else wouldn't feel too good.

Alice looked back at Kevin hesitantly. "Did she ask for me to come along?"

Kevin nodded, "She did."

"Alright, I'll go," Alice agreed.

"Tommy, Mike, Neo, you all come along too. She wants you all to come," Kevin ordered.

The three men looked towards each other confusedly. They didn't understand why Kanae would want to ask them to go there together? Couldn't she hire a professional to help in refurbishing the place?

Tommy was the one who felt the most confused. After all, he knew Kanae's second identity as the legend of the street. Considering how busy Kanae was lately with the changes on the street, why did she still use time to refurbish a mansion with her little sister?

"Let's go."

"Yes, Boss."

Kevin suddenly remembered something. "Neo, make sure that Celine doesn't come along. If Alice's father asks, tell him that I'm taking his daughter for a walk."

"Yes, Boss."

Neo wondered if this was a good move because this would only make that old man think that the relationship between Kevin and Alice advanced further. Well, he could only hope for the best because he was no longer sure about how things would progress.

At the very least, they didn't have to accompany that annoying girl (Celine) again for Kevin's outing.