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577 You’ve Grown Up

 As the sun rose in the morning, Kanae still felt rather sleepy. She was not used to sleeping with other people inside her room, except during emergencies. It took her some time before she could ignore the presence near her and peacefully enter into the slumber.

When she opened her eyes, it took her a few seconds to realize that she was not in her usual room.

'Oh yeah, I'm in Kevin's room.'

Tilting her head to the side, she could see the young man sleeping beside her. This was the second time she saw his sleeping face near her, and thankfully, it was slightly further this time.

Kevin was still lying down with his eyes closed. His blanket had moved slightly downwards, revealing his neck and parts of his upper body. From her position, she could see his toned muscle as his chest went up and down in systematical rhythm.

'Even when he's sleeping, he's still as good looking as ever.'

Moving her gaze away from the man, she sat down on her bed. It would be better if she prepared herself a bit. It was already morning, and they still have a lot of things that they needed to do.

When she had finished washing her face and tied up her hair into braids, she returned back to the room. Kevin had woken up, and he was currently staring at her bed.

"Is there anything wrong, Kevin?"

Raising his head to look at Kanae, Kevin shook his head lightly. When he woke up and realized that Kanae was not there, he nearly went into panic. Thankfully, he heard the sound of water splashing in the bathroom, so he knew that she was inside.

"Nothing, you sure take your time."

Kanae arched her eyebrows. "Women take a long time to dress up. I believe you should know about this basic rule."

"You're right."

Kevin chuckled and walked straight to the bathroom. "I won't take long. We'll return back to work after I had finished."

"Ok."

As Kevin had said, he didn't take a long time to stay in the bathroom. Washing his face, brushing his teeth, and taking a bath, he finished them at lightning speed. Kanae was absolutely stunned to see him return back so quickly. There was barely five minutes or so?

"Let's go."

"Ok."

The two of them walked to Kevin's workroom. As Kevin opened the door, he noticed that there were already two guests there: Patrick and Dean.

"Oh, Kevin, you wake up..." Patrick's words stopped when he saw the two of them walked inside together. He was not surprised to see them together since he believed that Kevin wouldn't let Kanae go home at night. What made him surprised were Kanae's clothes!

Those were men's clothes, right? Judging by their size, it was not hard to deduce that they were Kevin's clothes.

Not only Patrick, even Dean was surprised to see Kanae's clothes. He eyed the two of them curiously.

"Our little junior has grown up, Patrick."

Patrick nodded his head. "You've grown up very quick, Kevin."

Kevin looked towards the two of them with a cold gaze. He knew that they were making those remarks after seeing Kanae's appearance. It was his carelessness to forget that Kanae's clothes would make them think about baseless assumptions.

On the other hand, Kanae looked rather confused. What were they talking about?

"What were you two doing last night?"

"Sleeping," Kanae replied back unhurriedly. She didn't understand what these two wanted to know. It was obvious that she would be sleeping and resting at night. Her foot was still not in prime state, plus she had numerous wounds (that had healed partially) after the battle.

Patrick noticed Kanae's blank expression and smirked. "It seems you're still a kid."

"I'm almost 18, Father," Kanae retorted.

Dean shook his head. "The meaning of still a kid here is different, Kanae. It has the meaning in other ways."

"If you two don't stop talking nonsense, I don't mind kicking you out," Kevin said coldly. He didn't want Kanae to know what they were talking about for now. It was not a good education for a rather slow person like her.

"Fine, fine, you're still as annoying as ever," Patrick raised his hand.

Dean nodded his head. "How's your wound, Kanae?"

"They're mostly fine, Brother Dean."

"Call me Master Dean!" Dean quickly interrupted. He was still feeling annoyed at the way she called him. Even though he knew that she was already very strong, he still wanted to hear her call him as master.

"Brother Dean," Kanae repeated her words again.

"Come over here, you little brat. Listen to your senior."

As the two of them ran to the courtyard, Patrick's expression turned rather solemn. He looked straight to Kevin.

"Brat, I think that their intention in coming here is to test whether you're an awakened or not. Based on the way Megara fought before, it's clear that he consumed a large amount of medicine just recently."

Kevin didn't think that it would be weird. He had just fought with Megara not long ago, but the difference in strength rose dramatically. There was no way Megara could possibly become stronger in mere hours like that normally. After all, strength was not a candy.

Although he had expected that the government wanted to use Megara as a way to test his current strength, there was no way he could just hide and do nothing when the clan was attacked. Even though he had given away some part of his strength, Megara was not enough to make him fight with all of his ability.

"I know, we just have to be careful."

"Do you plan on going to school again?"

Kevin shook his head. "It's too dangerous. Besides, I think they already know that I'm the one who escaped from their place years ago."

Patrick's expression changed when he heard Kevin mentioned that matter. At that time, he was still in the clan. To be exact, Kevin was kidnapped not long after the death of his girlfriend because the clan was focused on calming him down.

In a moment of carelessness, they let the government took Kevin.

The clan nearly declared an all out war against the government because of their lost. After all, the core member understood the importance of Kevin's existence in their family. If not for the young man appearing at the most crucial moment, there might have been a bloody battle between the Ryukalin Clan and the government.

"Are you sure about that?"

"Not really, but I believe that it's true," Kevin replied. "After all, they might have suspicions about the other two."

Patrick rubbed his chin and beard. "Now, this is going to be a problem."

"Uncle, you know what you should do, right?"

"Don't worry brat, I won't do anything reckless. Also, your two friends have returned back from the island."