Chapter 1170 Nagasawa Siblings The next morning.
Theo and Jeff were standing in front of a dojo. The location itself was blended into a middle-income housing district. Having a Mythical Rank Expert teach their children should be a good thing, but no one actually visited this dojo.
"Who are the enemies again?" Theo recalled the information.
"We don't have the confirmation, but it's said to be a group considered to be one of the top ten influences in the country. Their name is Hakushi… I don't know what that means."
"Mhm. That's okay, I guess. Top ten shouldn't be that much of a problem." Theo nodded with a calm expression.
He heard once that Japan had a man called Sword Saint. He was ranked 4th in the world because his sword could cut everything, including time.
"Well, as long as it's not the Sword Saint. I don't mind offending them." Theo shrugged before a clicking sound echoed from inside the dojo.
"Eh?" Theo turned his head and furrowed his eyebrows. "Did you hear it?"
"Yes. It sounds like a clash between two metals…"
"Is someone sparring inside?"
"Should we wait?"
"No. Let's just come in. In any case, we're not coming with a bad intention. They shouldn't bother me too much." Theo shook his head, thinking the people inside were just typical experts that wanted to test their strength.
"Yes. Since the enemies want to torment him, exhausting him like this every single day will be one of the ways… As long as they're not coming every day, I don't think the enemies will do anything." Jeff nodded in agreement. "Let's come in. The door is open anyway as if he is inviting us."
Theo and Jeff then entered the dojo. When he opened the door, they found three people inside the building.
The first one was a muscular man wielding two shields, parrying all the sword strikes coming to him.
His opponent was a young man. His age didn't seem to be that much older than him, but his age didn't reflect his skill like Theo.
With a single slash, he shattered a barrier that the muscular man deployed. That attack was clearly beyond what a Supreme Rank could do. However, Theo didn't find a single trace of Order, making it weird.
At the same time, there was another person fighting the muscular man. Her face was pretty similar to the guy's. If not because of her long, braided hair and curvy body, she would be mistaken for the guy.
'A twin?' Theo widened his eyes, amazed by their strength.
The twins were fighting together. Although Theo could feel the synergy between them, their movements still looked pretty awkward as if they hadn't fought together for a long time.
When they noticed Theo coming in, they suddenly stopped. The female glanced at the side and said, "There's another person here?"
"I've seen his face somewhere. Ah, right. He's Joker from the US." The male twin nodded, recognizing Theo in a glance.
"Joker?" The female was surprised, remembering this name.
Meanwhile, the muscular man put down his shield and approached Theo, saying, "I'm sorry for not welcoming you. I'm Uozomi Ryoichi. I don't know if you know it, but I don't think you should enter this dojo. You will be facing serious problems."
"I don't think it will be much of a problem." The male twin stopped him. "The people targeting you are afraid of the Star Group. They are not going to do anything soon."
"Even so, I don't want to give any trouble to other people…" He sighed
"It's fine. I'm just visiting here to look for you." Theo assured him. "If I can't get anything I want, I'll simply leave the country. That's all."
"Look for me?" Ryoichi tilted his head in confusion.
"Yeah. Though, I believe you should finish your matter first with them. I don't want to take up someone's spot." Theo took a step back while glancing at them.
With his words, Theo confirmed that his previous assumption wasn't entirely correct. If meeting him once could put them into trouble, the identity of these two should be extraordinary.
Coupled with their strength, he didn't think they were unknown people.
"Heh?" The male twin smirked as if his interest was shifted to Theo. He even walked to him and asked, "Do you want to spar with me?"
"Why?" Theo furrowed his eyebrows, not understanding why this guy actually approached him.
"Because you're strong and still a Supreme Rank Expert like me. I want to fight all the strongest people in the world," The guy answered without hesitation.
"Please wait!" Suddenly, another voice echoed inside the dojo as Shinoda finally entered the building to stop them.
"Who are you?"
"I am Masafumi Shinoda, from the JSDF."
"Oh, monitoring him?" He nodded as if he understood how the system worked.
"Yes. I apologize, but I'd like to request you to put down the request." Shinoda nodded firmly before turning to Theo. "It seems that you're not aware of their identities, so I'd formally introduce them. They're the Sword Saint's twin children: Nagasawa Sojuro and Nagasawa Rea."
"Oh." Theo was amused by this sudden revelation since he just said he didn't want to make the Sword Saint his enemy. Although the Sword Saint wasn't afraid of the Star Group, a conflict between the two groups would be big enough to create massive waves that would impact thousands of people. So, Shinoda believed he should stop them before anything happened.
"Well, the offer is interesting, but I've promised them to just do my business and leave the country. So, I'm afraid I need to refuse." Theo turned to Nagasawa Sojuro and refused him.
"Tsk. The military is annoying. Why do they even exist?" Sojuro clicked his tongue while his sister hit his head with the sword hilt. "What are you doing?"
"Honorable Father asks me to hit you if you are making a mistake either rude remarks or bad actions."
"But can't you do it at a later time? Not in front of people like this?"
"If you can maintain your dignity, that is… Don't forget that you're the successor of the Honorable Father's sword."
"…" Sojuro clicked his tongue and fell silent.
"I apologize for my brother's remarks. He's not trying to pick a fight with you… He simply loves to fight to get stronger. Please don't mind his words."
"No, it's fine." Theo waved his hand as if he didn't mind at all. "I was just surprised to meet the two children of the Sword Saint."