A preview of Friday's chapter of The Odyssey of Daiki Yamato:
“If you’re trying to hide that you’re from another world, you can stop,” Alara said. “We know.”
Daiki almost choked on his coffee. The others stared at her.
“He’s the only one of you who is dressed like he could be from this world,” Alara said, pointing at Daiki. “The rest of you aren’t even trying to blend in. That’s fine – you’re all pleasant and courteous guests, so we don’t care.”
Aquila shrugged and shoveled some egg into her mouth. “Okay then, they know. It’s all true – other worlds, powers of a god. These eggs are delicious. Can we get the recipe when we leave?”
Alara blinked. “Sorry, did she just say ‘powers of a–’”
“Don’t worry about it,” Cap said.
“And coffee,” Aquila added. “I’d like some coffee. Kasumi drinks tea, though.”
“I’ll bring some,” Alara said, a confused look in her eyes. She shook her head and made her way into the back.
“I got caught in my own information stream,” Aquila said, swallowing. “Some of it I’m...probably not going to be ready to talk about for a while. But, the important thing is that while I was in there, I saw the multiverse.
“It was...almost indescribable. Entire galaxies of worlds attached to their hub world, intermingling with each other. Just trying to process it is – I really don’t know how to describe it to you. Let’s just say that I did get a sense of just how far off course Daiki could have been sent. And based on that, and how far we’ve travelled, I think we’re close. Very close.” She looked Daiki in the eye. “In fact, I think our next stop is probably your world.”