Anya Forger is in math class and her teacher has called on her to answer the question he's written on the blackboard. She proudly stands and announces that it's three thirds, to the amazement of Becky Blackbell and irritation of Damian Desmond, but the math teacher then tells her that that's completely wrong.
In the city, Loid Forger and Handler have met up and the latter is asking the former if they can expect his daughter's grades to improve since HQ is planning around eight stellas in four months. A visibly tired Loid smirks and and says that that won't be a problem, and Handler comments on how bad he's become at lying recently as he thinks to himself that Anya could easily get eight tontrituses within half of that time. Moving on, Handler tells Loid that one of their informants was arrested at city hall that morning and says that the enemy has been cracking down hard so he should be careful, especially since Eden is in the middle of the city.
At Berlint City Hall, a shaken Millie explains to Yor Forger and Sharon that Jim Hayward was arrested today by the SSS for espionage. Sharon says that she heard he was from the financial department and had been selling official documents on the black market, and Millie says she wished they'd had arrested their chief instead, unaware that he is behind her. A sleepy Camilla then walks in and greets the three, then turning to Yor and asking her if she's told her brother about her marriage yet, since he seemed confused on the matter when Camilla's boyfriend ran into him the previous night. A shocked Yor exclaims that she knew she was forgetting something, and Sharon wonders how she managed to forget for a whole year as Millie asks why her marriage has to be such a big secret anyway. Yor asks what she should do, Camilla just saying that Yuri said he'd be calling the office later as Yor remembers that she never gave him her new house's phone number. Yor worries that she totally forgot about Yuri despite the fact that she married so he wouldn't worry about her, thinking about how busy she's been with Anya's exams and all. Millie then asks if Yor's brother is hot and if she could be introduced to him, Sharon reminding her that she already has a boyfriend and Millie explaining that they broke up the other day. Yor shows her a picture of her and Yuri and they both comment on how cute he is, Yor then going on to tell them all how he clings to her going "'Yor' this and 'sis' that." Millie then rebounds, saying she'd give him a hard pass if he was one of those types and another commenting that if he loves Yor that much it's even more awful that she forgot to tell him.
An officer is interrogating Jim in the SSS offices, asking him what documents he took from his office, the name and appearance of the person he handed them, the way in which he contacted them and where and when they met. Jim doesn't answer, instead asking to be released as the SSS member stubs his cigarette on Jim's hand and informs him that it would be in both their interests if he kept talking. Yuri then enters, saluting as the member greets him and saying he'll give the job his best shot as he walks into the interrogation room to swap places with the member. The SSS member pats Yuri's shoulder as he exits the room, sitting down on a bench next to another member who promptly asks him why the boss let someone as young as Yuri on the team. The first member tells the second that it's because the boss said Yuri was cute like a puppy, and the second member stutters that he's probably like a mascot then. The first says that every organization needs a member like that, and that Yuri can actually get the job done discriminately.
Back in the interrogation room, Yuri takes his hat off and greets Jim, the latter quickly steeling himself and saying that he has nothing to say to the SSS. Yuri just ignores him, beginning to gush about Yor's wedding and how he's going to go and congratulate her after he's done with work for the day, explaining that he hasn't seen her in a while so he can't wait. Jim stammers as Yuri continues to list Yor's qualities and tells the man that she even works in the same office as him, then remembering that he has to call the office later to let her know he's coming. Yuri then leans in and smiles as he says to Jim that he'd appreciate it if they could finish up quickly, asking him to quickly tell him everything he knows. Jim says that there's nothing to tell because the accusation is false, and Yuri produces two photos of Jim dealing the documents to another man which greatly shocks him. He asks why these weren't used as evidence earlier, and Yuri says that he forgot to turn them over as he asks Jim if cooperating sounds any more appealing now that he's seen them. Jim finally gives in, admitting that he made copies of documents his clients needed and handed them over for cash and saying that he doesn't actually know anything about the man he gave them to aside from that he's from the west. Yuri asks for more details but Jim just tells him he doesn't remember, Yuri's face then turning cold as he asks the man if he's heard of "Twilight". Jim says that he doesn't know who that is, the SSS officer then telling him that he's a master of disguise from the west capable of throwing the country into chaos; the natural enemy of the SSS. Jim asks if he'll be let off the hook if he can help catch "Twilight", and Yuri asks him again if he remembers anything about the man, reminding him that if he feeds the SSS nonsense it will only be added to his crimes. Jim says that he just wanted cash to mess around with girls, saying that Yuri should know how it is as a man when he reminds Jim that he already has a wife. Yuri's face once again grows stern as he tells him he's been keeping his job a secret from his sister because he doesn't want her to know about this dirty work, then punching Jim into the ground. He says that what he's done is treason, and that, unlike Jim, Yuri loves his family and will do anything to protect the country she lives in.
Anya is watching Spy Wars at home, Loid sitting behind her and wishing she could pay that much attention when they're studying. Anya turns to Loid and asks how many shots Bondman's pistol has on the show, and Loid replies that it should have eight when fully loaded, then looking at Anya in surprise as she calls out "two eighths" when referring to the amount of bullets he has left. Loid exclaims that she got it right and notes to himself that she learns better with realistic scenarios. Yor then comes home, worriedly announcing that Yuri is coming over to visit that night to congratulate her on her marriage. She asks Loid what she should do and he replies that it's exactly the occasion they prepared the "loving couple" set for, decorating the house with stereotypical things a loving married couple would have. Anya asks if they're going to kiss now, and her now flustered parents say that they're not.
Sometime later, Anya asks Loid when Yor's brother will be getting there, Loid telling her that he's her uncle and saying that she shouldn't push it since it's getting late. Anya protests that she wants to meet her uncle as Yor comments that he must be working late, Loid then asking if it's been a while since she last saw him. Yor confirms that, and says that she's really excited to see him again all circumstances aside.
Yuri is skipping down the street to the Forger abode with a large bouquet of flowers in one arm, abruptly stopping when a rib Yor broke through a hug during their childhood begins to ache. He thinks about how overwhelmed he must be by her love, then wondering once again why she never told him about her marriage and coming to the conclusion that it's probably so scandalous that she can't possibly have told her family. As he makes his way to their apartment, Yuri thinks that he will eradicate anyone that poses a threat to Yor, even if he's her spouse, then stopping and reminding himself that he can't let her see his secret police face.
As he and Yor prepare for their guest, Loid thinks about the fact that the closer Yuri is, the easier it is for them to let the secret slip. Yuri arrives and the couple welcomes him, Loid and Yuri both hiding their shared dark looks.
- Anya Forger
- Becky Blackbell
- Damian Desmond
- Sylvia Sherwood
- Loid Forger
- Jim Hayward
- Unnamed SSS Member
- Yor Forger
- Chief Barnes
- Yuri Briar
|Chapters and Volumes|
|Volume 1||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5|
|Volume 2||6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • Extra 1|
|Volume 3||12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • Extra 2|
|Volume 4||18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • Short 1 • Short 2|
|Volume 5||24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 • 30 • Short 3|
|Volume 6||31 • 32 • 33 • 34 • 35 • 36 • 37 • Short 4|
|Volume 7||38 • 39 • 40 • 41 • 42 • 43 • 44 • Short 5|
|TBA||45 • 46 • 47 • 48 • 49 • 50 • 51 • Short 6 • 52 • 53|