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Visitor Chapter (II) is the 10th volume in the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Light Novel series.

Synopsis

December, 2095. In exchange for Shizuku going to study in the USNA, Lina has been attending Magic High School in Japan.

Tatsuya figured out her true identity as a member of USNA special forces right away but as soon as one mystery is solved, another breaks out.

Right around the same time as Lina's arrival in Japan, there has been a series of attacks on magicians by something called the "vampire." But while Tatsuya and Mikihiko try to use old magic to discover the identity of this criminal, an assault on their school occurs!

World Affairs as of 2095

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This section begins by summarizing changes in the names and borders of various countries, resulting from conquests, around the globe in the aftermath of World War III. It also mentions military alliances, a split in the EU, isolated nations, and nations entirely destroyed by the war.

Chapter 8

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Next Sunday morning Tatsuya summoned Erika’s group and Kazuto-Mayumi pair at the Students Council Office to provide information he has on vampire incident. He told them that he has managed to implant a ‘synthetic molecular transmitter’ that sends out a set electronic signal every three hours into the vampire’s body and it could be tracked by utilizing the antennae placed on street cameras that are used to detect illegal electronic signals. He provided the signal frequency to both of the group without answering any of their inquiries. He left the Office after providing the information and after implying that he has no interest in doing anything further if the officials can do anything about the situation and he have no problem whether they cooperate or go separately.

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At the same time Tatsuya left the campus, Lina was dragged out of her bed by her roommate (Silvie). They were discussing about what happened on the previous night and believed they would not be getting off without any reprimand. Silvie told her that the HQ is sending Spec Ops as reinforcement and there is nothing that they could do about it. She also told her that Mia is scheduled to arrive at First High around lunch which surprised Lina and her smile stiffened when she heard about it. She disliked anyone seeing her current disguise as a normal High School student, seeing her like that Silvia smirked in secret.

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American West Coast, Saturday evening, Jan 28. Shizuku was at a house party being thrown in her dorms. She was approached by Raymond S. Clark and they both started having small chat after which they moved to the yard. Apparently, she asked Raymond about Vampire incidents which have happened in USNA. Raymond provided the details he got and keeps on trying to hit on her which she kept on misunderstanding as his curiosity.

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After providing information about parasites to Erika’s and Mayumi’s group, Tatsuya and Miyuki took a detour for some shopping to relax. They were not using the motorcycle, but bus instead. Tatsuya was feeling bad about pushing the vampire hunt to Erika and Mayumi’s group. Miyuki pointed out that Tatsuya is becoming more and more kind, when he asked how she said -He cannot forgive himself for letting Leo get hurt, and while the time together with Lina has been limited, He doesn’t want to do anything Violent towards Lina who has become their friend-. Miyuki said that she is happy that Tatsuya have those heartfelt feelings for someone other than herself and have more humane emotions than he believed himself to possessed. This made Tatsuya embarrassed which he tried to hide from her, and made Miyuki overjoyed since he showed that side to her.

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Both Erika and Mayumi were currently cooperating with each other to hunt the parasites. Mayumi was responsible for information control while Katsuto and Erika lead the mobile units. Unfortunately, the transmitter Tatsuya provided was not strong, though the antennae could capture the signal waves, the target could cover a whole lot of ground in 3 hours furthermore, the signal was only emitted once every ten minutes.

Mayumi was annoyed at Tatsuya for not participating on the hunt. She swore to herself that she will make him eat the most bitter chocolate during Valentine’s Day.

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Earlier in the week, Tatsuya found a rather familiar sight of Erika Sprawled over her desk for the past few days. She seemed to be exhausted enough to not wake up even while Tatsuya and Mizuki talked to each other in normal volume near her. Tatsuya told Mizuki to let Erika sleep when he was asked if they should wake her up, He didn’t have the spare energy to worry about other people’s mental framework at the time.

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The reason for his lack of spare energy can be explained by a telephone call he received half a day before from Shizuku. She called to inform him about what she learned about the parasite inside from Raymond. She seemed drunk and her attire made even Miyuki blush. She reluctantly put on a robe after being told to do so.

She provided the information she got from Raymond to Tatsuya, he was surprised to hear about the information and when he realized that the reason for the blackhole experiment was conducted due to the magic he used during Yokohama incident (Material Burst).

Miyuki asked him how it is related to the Vampires hesitantly. He Explains how in his theory gravity is the only force which can interact between alternate dimensions and also supports the dimensional barrier which separates this side from the other which is filled with magical energy and how miniature blackholes could destroys the barrier temporarily, this gap created by the blackhole allows magical energies which are beyond the control of magic sequences may seep through which spontaneously forms an information body.

Realising the terror, Shizuku was shaking slightly and Miyuki was latched onto Tatsuya’s arm as if she never wanted to let go.

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Mikihiko showed up in class after the second period was over. Today he was also being cared for in the infirmary. He complained to Tatsuya for leaving him alone to deal with everything last Sunday, he was the only one who talked when Mayumi just sat smiling while Erika shut her mouth with a displeased look on her face and he had got ulcer due to all the pressure he felt during then.

Erika finally revived around lunch time. Maybe because she finally revitalized, she grabbed Mizuki and dragged into an empty classroom (the lab that Mikihiko frequented) and started complaining about how the number of vampires to chase has increased. They started with on and now they have three to chase.

After Erika’s ranting has settled down Mizuki asked why she was fighting with Tatsuya. Erika was startled by her sudden question and denied it. Mizuki says she understands that Erika was not the one who caused it since even if Erika made a fuss Tatsuya would most probably smile and accept it. Erika felt like she was just insulted by Mizuki, she denied fighting with Tatsuya but she is feeling awkward from her side. She said she was feeling embarrassed for getting mad when she saw Tatsuya was also helping Mayumi with the parasite hunt even though she didn’t ask for Tatsuya to help her on the hunt and assumed he would chip in and she don’t plan on dragging this for long.

Mikihiko entered the classroom with sandwiches and handed one to Erika and Mizuki saying they are from Tatsuya and since Erika appeared to be avoiding him, he had Mikihiko deliver them. During their conversation Mizuki suddenly felt sudden pain and grumbling about some sort of aura, noticing that something was amiss, Mikihiko hurriedly pulled out a talisman and casted a barrier which blocked spirits, he also sensed a ‘demonic’ presence when he concentrated himself which was familiar to him. All three of them went to the office where their CAD are kept to retrieve them.

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Lieutenant Silvia, call sign “Mercury One”, served as Major Angelina Sirius’s support during her mission to Japan. As a “1st Class” member of Comet “Mercury”, Silvia’s duties typically resided in supporting from the rear, such as utilizing magic to gather and analyse data. Currently she was searching for USNA soldiers who were under Stars umbrella in Japan praying that she doesn’t find any vampire wavelength from any of them, but contrary to her exaptation she found something she could not believe.

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As Lina dined with her classmates from Class A (not with Miyuki’s group), she remembered Mia would visit today at First High so she decided to visit her after she is done with lunch. While she was thinking about it she sensed the aura of the masked individual. She also discovered the rough direction and found out it was coming from beyond the door where worker was coming out of and got worried about Mia. She excused herself from her friends and hurried towards the location.

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The vampires were communicating with each other using pushion wave and was checking the formation spread out along the wall and doorway. They concluded it was a mistake for rating First High as a normal high school. Mia was feeling uneasy in her heart and felt that they should not have gone there.

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After lunch Tatsuya, Miyuki and Honoka arrived on the school rooftop, owning to Erika’s sour mood today, it turned out only three of them taking lunch together. While they were on the rooftop Miyuki noticed some uncomfortable waves and told Tatsuya about it(pushion waves, since psion waves would not be able to escape from Tatsuya’s detection), while wondering how to uncover the source of that pushion wave and investigate it he got he received a call from Mayumi through his information terminal informing that the vampire is on the school campus and told him the location.

Immediately after receiving the information Tatsuya used flying type magic and jumped off from the roof, followed by Miyuki leaving behind Honoka alone on the rooftop( she lacked a personal Flying-Type device).

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Mikihiko and Erika were trying to get their CAD from the storage room when Katsuto arrived to retrieve his CAD, with the help of Katsuto, Erika and Mikihiko were able to acquire their own CAD without much trouble.

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Lina hurried towards the place were Michaela’s trailer is supposed to be. She was still struggling with herself regarding whether she should visit Michaela at the trailer for Maximilian Devices. Caught between her duty towards her comrades and her mission, Lina was stuck between a rock and a hard place. She had adopted an attitude that avoided enemy detection, but had neglected to e wary of her surroundings.

Even if she could see Michaela descending from the trailer at a distance, Lina didn’t feel anything in particular as she sighed.

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Tatsuya and Miyuki saw Lina trying to contact a woman and identified her as “Mia” based on Lina’s lip movements. Tatsuya assumed that this woman must be the USNA agent send to infiltrate Maximilian Devices. Based on yesterday’s interrogation, Lina said she was hunting for vampires and while they were aware that the deserters fled to Japan, they were unaware of their actual identities. There was a high chance that a vampire was disguised as one of their agents.

Tatsuya found it hard to imagine someone like ‘Sirus’ of stars would be unable to identify her target even after repeated head-on confrontation with her target. He used his “sight” to sweep over that women and immediately found a massive amount of “spirits” dancing around the women’s surroundings.

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In regards to Angelina Sirius’s unexpected request for contact on First High’s campus, Michaela Honda felt a surge of confusion and anxiety. There was no was she could ignore her direct superior and doing so would cause suspicion.

Michaela left the trailer and walked towards Lina while trying to assume an air of normality. Towards the spirits that kept hounding her, she waved her hands like someone trying to fend off a pest.

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Mikihiko noticed the female technician attempting to avoid the spirits and concluded she was the vampire. Erika noticed Lina and assumed she was the leader. Mikihiko invoked a wide area magic that inhibited the senses using his talismans. Mikihiko, Erika, Katsuto got ready for battle while Mizuki was behind them unable to hide her dismayed expression.

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Lina felt confused seeing Michaela waving her arms as if she was shooing insects, it was the middle of winter and there should not be any insects around due to the cold weather. Lina decided that Michaela’s actions were not important at this time and she should warn Michaela to escape from there as she has noticed the presence of ‘vampires’, but before she would Lina noticed that they were surrounded.

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Miyuki was surprised to see the large trailer she was watching suddenly disappear and asked Tatsuya if it was due to a barrier. Tatsuya conformed it was and it should be cast by Mikihiko, he added that the effect lies in cutting off sight and hearing and it looks like it can’t affect physical movement.

Tatsuya contacted Mayumi and asked her to turn off the recording devices in that area, after getting conformation that the devices were off Tatsuya and Miyuki flew out oft the classroom window from where they were hiding.

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Erika initiated attack on Mia, Lina tried to blow Erika away but was stopped by Katsuto, Erika used that chance to attack Mia but her blade was caught by Mia barehanded without using any CAD and Mia’s hand was wrapped in a barrier magic. Lina noticed that Miya was using the same magic as the masked magician she was chasing.

At the same time Lina was contacted by Silvie using magic, Silvie informed that Mia was the masked magician. Erika stabbed Mia on her chest, but it healed as soon as she was forced to retreat by Mia. Miyuki stepped in from the shadows along with Tatsuya and froze Mia completely before Mia could react. Erika, Tatsuya and Katsuto were on a dead lock on arresting Lina and securing Mia, Mikihiko was the only one who was observing the whole situation and noticed the danger. Mia who was frozen exploded and the parasite was freed from its host. After a long battle with the help of Mizuki to locate the Parasite, Tatsuya and Mikihiko managed to damage it significantly and chase it away.

From Tatsuya’s perspective, their net gain from the combat was effectively zero. The most they could say was that their score wasn’t negative. Tatsuya forcibly made sure he didn’t it was a disaster out loud. For him, it was nothing more than rubbing salt into an open wound. There was no wat Tatsuya would do something that would leave such a mess on his hands.

Chapter 9

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In order for the parasite to survive, it is forced to ingest pushions continuously. However, in the physical world it is unable to gather pushions without a physical form that is able to do so. After repeatedly using its power while in basic form and after being immersed in a high stream of psions, the portion that enabled it to invade the physical dimension had largely been shorn away along with most of its psions. In order for it to survive, pushions were absolutely vital, but with insufficient psions, interfering with the physical world would become difficult.

It needed a place to rest. A location that was meaningless, save for its congregation of pushions. For example, blood that had just been separated from a living body, a mindless doll granted a humanoid form to obtain pushions. It avoided the moving humans and finally located a receptacle for rest in one of the storage rooms located near the edge of First High’s campus.

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The next morning.

Erika was still sulking. She believed that Lina was working along side the vampires, and after yesterdays incident Tatsuya let Lina go even after an overwhelming 6-to-1 advantage over her and the fact that Erika was unable to do anything against the Parasite after it took on the form of an information body added to her frustration.

Tatsuya told Erika not to over thing things and paint Lina black completely, and if she is truly guilty, he will take necessary action against Lina. Erika asked if he can win against Lina, (she still does not know Lina is the crimson haired Magician with golden pupils. Still, based on their back and forth struggle with the parasite yesterday, she judged that Lina was no run of the mill opponent) Tatsuya said victory and defeat are a matter of luck but he will not hold back if the time comes. Erika returned back to her usual mood soon after.

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Meanwhile Lina was being reproached at a hearing in the USNA embassy. They wanted to know how she did not know the person who lived next door for almost a month was a parasite and wanted her to undergo a full body examination there to see if there are any ‘bite’ marks of any sort. She was about to explode when reinforcements arrived from Colonel Virginia Barans who barged into the meeting.

After the Canadian military was assimilated and reorganized, she became the number two of the department established to monitor both those in uniform and black ops. That was colonel Barans’s task. USNA Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Division, Internal Affairs, First Deputy Director. Due to her title no one dared to reprimand her.

After stepping out of the meeting room, Lina found Silvia waiting for her. Silvia apologized for not being able to figure out Michaela’s real identity sooner. Silvia told her that she is ordered to return to USNA for intense examination to conform that she is not infected, and Colonel Barans told Lina that she is not allowed to return to USNA unless and until she is deemed to be free of infection to prevent an event where Lina turns against the military in the influence of a parasite. In case of Silvia, if she turns into a vampire and betrays the military, the possibility of classified intelligence leaking to foreign nations is considered and ordered to return to USNA as soon as possible.

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Kuroba Mitsugu received a call from Maya while he was at his hotel room in Yokohama. Maya asked him about information on Parasite. Mitsugu informed that there of the 12 Parasites hosts, 4 were eliminated by the Americans, one was done in by Tatsuya and Miyuki the previous day, and the remaining 7 has already been identifies and located by him.

Maya praised him and mentions that the ‘client’ asked her to hasten the action against them and orders Mitsugu to kill the remaining hosts. Mitsugu mentions that it would not solve the problem, in reply Maya said she is more interested in finding out how the parasite detaches after the host dies, how far they can move as an information bodies, how long does it take to filly assimilate withing a new host and how much time is needed before they can move again. She ordered Mitsugu to collect those data after eliminating them.

Mitsugu affirmed his orders and hung up.

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Tatsuya was is trying to develop a method to fight the parasite with the help of Yakumo, Miyuki was watching over his training. It has been a full week since the day after the vampire invaded the school campus. On the second day after that, Tatsuya had reached out to Yakumo regarding training, and today was the seventh day.

Tatsuya was having difficulty with it, he was comforted by Yakumo and faced by Miyuki’s eyes that far exceeded expectation and bordered upon pure faith he decided to push forward without complaining.

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In late January of 2096, bad news came from across the Pacific. The Shiba siblings were having their breakfast when the news on the television caught the attention of both of them. The news contained information about a certain experiment to counter the secret weapon that the Japanese military wielded on the southern part of the Korean peninsula. The goal of the experiment was to summon demons and make contract with them to counter the Japanese super weapon. The news also said that the experiment failed and the magicians who were suppose to make a contract with the demons instead got processed leading to the vampire incident which started late last year.

Tatsuya noticed the unusual way of packaging the news which includes concerns towards magic and magicians. With overwhelming majority of people unable to use magic it was not worth the time to consider which side the media would take. He was more interested in the source of the information which had been reported in the news.

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The news report in the morning caused headache to Lina, she believed it was not the time to attend school and act as if nothing happened but she was ordered to move as usual so she had to go to school. On the path to school gate she was approached by Tatsuya, she tried to flee like a rabbit but failed to do so with Miyuki blocking her.

Tatsuya asked about the news broadcast and how much of it is true. Lina said that all key parts are lies and only laid down the truth on the surface. Tatsuya asked Lina where might have they got the information from as those type of information should be classified. Lina speculated that it should have been an organization called “Seven Sages” whose identities are unknown and no matter what they did they could not identify any clues about them.

In the end he asked if drawing the parasite was the intended result. Lina rejected it completely and she got furious. Lina said that she has already executed 3 of the ‘infected’ and if it was someone’s plan all along, she would not forgive that person under any circumstances.

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“Two seconds… it’s quite difficult to match Oji-sama.”

Kuroba Mitsugu was mocking himself after assassinating one of the ‘Vampires’ using his magic. “Poisoned Bees”…, a sensory interference spell that increased the target’s pain perception infinitely until death. In terms of killing power, this magic pales in comparison to the “Reaper’s Blade” created by his uncle, Yotsuba Genzou, the head of the Yotsuba Family two generations ago. On the other hand, “Poisoned Bees” was a superb magic for assassination as it only needed a tiny prick of a pin or needle to finish the opponent leaving no evidence behind while “Reaper’s Blade” require personal delivery to ensure death, leaving behind wounds on a corps and blood splatter everywhere.

“Poisoned Bees” was also not restricted to Mitsugu alone since unlike other sensory interference magic, it had an Activation Sequence that wasn’t caster specific with a well streamlined process. Currently all of the Kuroba agents employed “Poisoned Bees” as their trump card.

Mitsugu’s subordinate informed him that the execution has been completed and there were no causalities. He ordered his subordinates to not loose track of the information bodies and to not slack off.

Chapter 10

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The news broadcast has stirred up the Magician-discriminatory actions stemming from the humanists became a large wave and swept across the North American continent from east to the west.

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{Explanations about diplomacy and secret meeting between them behind closed doors and so on are given}

In the middle of a night in a foreign country, two middle aged men were having a secret meeting where one of them was of an European descent and the other seemed to be from Japan. The slight smile on their faces remained the same and there was no change in their voice during the conversation, but the strange atmosphere between them was evident from the beginning.

The European man was trying to get information about the magician and magic which destroyed the ‘Asian Alliance Armada’ while the other person was not giving him any hints and says the military is not giving any information.

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Fujibayashi was playing a recording of the conversation between the two diplomates to Tatsuya and Miyuki. She arrived at the Shiba households under the guise of ‘a pre-recruitment interview’. The conversation between them involved the possibility of USNA delaying their fleet to support Japan during the invasion of Yokohama by GAA.

Fujibayashi handed Tatsuya courtesy chocolate while she was leaving since she won’t be able to during valentine’s day due to work.

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Tomorrow would be Valentine’s day, and its frivolous ambience would permeate the First High School campus all day long. In this matter, magicians (to be) were also normal young girls.

Honoka was making a lot of mistake during her work at the Student Council due to this particular reason. Even with repeated suggestions by her fellow coworkers to take rest and leave earlier for the day worrying about her she desperately denied about her condition and continued working. Lina was also present at the office {her real identity was still a secret from normal students}.

In the end Honoka left when Miyuki told her that she is not getting any work done and its better to take rest. Miyuki knew why Honoka was doing a lot of mistakes and Honoka also knew that Miyuki understood the reason, she finally stopped working and left after apologizing.

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Miyuki was explaining the reason why Honoka left the Student Council Office early while they were on the way to the station, Lina was together with them and the conversation switched to who Lina was going to give chocolate to and Lina asked Miyuki if she was going to give “I love you” chocolate to Tatsuya in order to tease her but Miyuki’s answer made her unable to counter.

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Izumi and Kazumi were peeking at Mayumi who seems to be making chocolate with a creepy laughter (Izumi and Kazumi are given a general introduction). They wondered who was going to get the chocolate. They saw that Mayumi was using chocolates which are 95% cacao and zero percent sugar and also noticed a bag of expresso powder.

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Tatsuya was training with Yakumo to find a method to fight against the parasites, Miyuki was worried that Tatsuya would do something which can have grave side effects on his body to develop the magic, but was reassured by him that he is not and wont do any such things to himself.

Miyuki was not at the Temple for just watching over Tatsuya. It was February 14, and she had come to the temple on the same day last year and the year before to give her appreciation to Yakumo by giving him some chocolates. Yakumo accepted the chocolates happily while getting a cold look from Tatsuya.

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Chapter 11

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To Be Added

Chapter 12

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