My Werewolf System - chapter-258-meeting-the-parents
The meeting time was upon them, and it was finally time for Gary to leave
the Wolf”™s Pool Club. As he walked up the stairs from the basement
wearing his new suit, he started to adjust his cuffs a bit.
“œSoâ€¦ how do I look?â€ Gary asked, looking for the opinions of his
fellow gang members.
Each of them couldn’t help but stare at Gary, the suit was almost a
perfect fit, as if it had been tailor-made. It was a standard suit, black
with a white shirt and a black tie, and they had never seen Gary look
more presentable than at this moment.
â€œYou look like a damn mob boss!â€ Innu blurted out excitedly.
Hearing this, the high schooler didnâ€™t know whether to take that as a
compliment or not. After all, he was trying to make a good impression on
Xinâ€™s parents, not other gangsters.
â€کI knew it, it’s the hair, but I canâ€™t change anything about the damn
colour.â€™ Gary thought, but with nothing else to do, he walked outside
where the car was waiting for him. Along with his driver, and
interestingly Kai had come along as well, stating that he had some things
to talk with him about.
â€œSo why is he all dressed up, does he have a date or something?â€
Innu, who was the closest to her, just gave Marie a look, but didn’t say
a word otherwise. He still remembered what had happened last time. The
teenage boy had no desire to end up as the punching bag. Unfortunately,
Innu’s silence was just as tellingâ€¦
â€œWho is she?!â€ Marie demanded to know.
Outside, Kai held the carâ€™s door for Gary as he sheepishly made a grand
bow, making him look like a butler. The green haired teenager didnâ€™t
know how to react to this, but with bigger problems to worry about, he
just ignored his friendâ€™s behaviour. His upperclassman followed right
after, and pressed a button to lift the divider between the teenagers and
the driver, ensuring their privacy.
â€œI can see you’re nervous about this whole thing, and I don’t want to
add to your worries, but there is something you should know.â€ Kai
revealed. â€œIt’s about Xin’s father, I need you to be careful about what
exactly you tell him, today. And I don’t mean that just because heâ€™s
â€œI understand.â€ Gary let out a sigh. â€œIâ€™m already aware that her
father seems to have relations to one of the gangs to run the street
properly, so I wonâ€™t say anything about the Howlers. Anyway, Iâ€™m just
going there today as the potential boyfriend of his daughter.â€
Kai gave Gary a wry smile, contemplating whether he should tell him that
he had found documents with Ben Cloveâ€™s name on them or not.
Ultimately, he decided against it. It seemed better to let his friend
continue to believe that the mayorâ€™s involvement with the Underworld
was limited to just that.
â€œYou still have my gift?â€ Kai asked. Immediately, Gary went to pat
his inner pocket. He could feel the ring of the outer packaging.
â€کSometimes I don’t know if you’re brave or stupid.â€™ Kai shook his
head but didnâ€™t say anything. In the first place, it was meant to just
be a little joke. â€کIt’s your first date with the girl, and you’re going
to her parent’s house, yet you actually bring them along.â€™
It was then that the two felt the car coming to a halt. The divider was
rolled down and so was the window. The driver and what looked like a
guard talked for a while, before the gates were eventually being opened
A short while later, they approached the house, and standing at the top
of the steps, Gary could see both Xin and Jayden had come out and were
waiting for him.
â€œOh, that’s quite the nice car. I guess he’s really pulling out all the
stops. Do you know what his parents do to be able to afford a car like
that?â€ Jayden asked his sister, who had not been paying attention.
The teenage girl was too excited for someone to be coming over to their
home for the first time, especially in such a grand manner. Initially,
her parents had refused her suggestion, one because Gary was a boy and
two because they knew nothing about him.
Fortunately, Jayden had been there to convince their parents, stating
that the boy had really helped out looking for Xin. Hearing that, their
motherâ€™s opinion towards Gary had instantly improved, believing him to
be someone who truly cared about her daughter. While Ben Clove had
remained somewhat reluctant, the trio had managed to make him agree
Repeating his question, Xin realised that she didnâ€™t have an answer for
Jayden. What did she even know about Gary? What did his parents do, who
was he, and why was he riding in a car like that? When exiting from the
car, they could see Gary leaving all dressed up in the suit, clearly
nervous, as he walked up the stairs and thanked his friend before leaving.
â€œJust give me a call when you need to be picked up again. I wish you
good luck, Gary.â€ Kai gave him a thumbs up. As the car was ready to
drive away, for a second, both Jayden and Kaiâ€™s eyes met each other.
Neither broke contact.
â€œGary, Iâ€™m glad you made it, and you look great. Iâ€™m sorry for the
short notice, but thank you so much for coming today.â€ Xin greeted him
with a smile. It was the first time Gary had seen her in something other
than her school uniform, not counting the time at the Karate club. She
was wearing a blue long dress, and he could hear her heart beat as fast
as his. It seemed like she didn’t know whether to hug him, shake his
hand, or just let him in.
â€œThank you.â€ Gary said. â€œAnd Xin you lookâ€¦even better than I
The words were hard to leave his mouth, and both teenagers became
â€œAh jeez, am I a ghost or something?â€ Jayden asked, scratching the
back of his head. â€œFood thief, please remember that this is a family
dinner, not a real dinner date. Still, I’m also happy to meet you again.
I hope you donâ€™t have any plans afterward, since I have a lot of
questions that I wanted to ask you, and I’m sure Xin has a lot to tell
you as well.â€
â€کQuestions?â€™ Gary wondered what type of questions the Altered might
have for him. Would he question him about the red colour gang that day?
Why the two of them fought or something else that was even more worrying?
Suddenly it felt as if meeting the parents would be the easy part of this
evening, yet he had his own agenda for being here.
Whether it was the right thing to do on their first meeting or not, Gary
had made his decision. Seeing Xin here in front of him, he was going to
at least try to convince them to keep her in school. He wasnâ€™t the type
of person to run away from things.
â€œCome on, let us show you to the living room. Dinner will be ready in a
bit.â€ Jayden said as he walked inside. Gary couldn’t help but admire
the large house, imagining how much it must have cost. The teenager
didnâ€™t know the exact numbers, but he didnâ€™t believe that mayors
would receive such a generous wage to be able to afford such a luxury
home, not in a Tier-3 town like Slough at least. It was clear that the
level of wealth was influenced by something else, which made him think
about Kaiâ€™s words.
â€کIt looked like he wanted to say something else back there.â€™ Gary
He suddenly felt a hand placed on his chest. He had only taken one step
into the house.
â€œI’m sorry, but we need to frisk every person who enters the house,
even if youâ€™re todayâ€™s guest of honour.â€ One of the guards
explained, and without being able to say a word, another had already
started to pat him down from head to toeâ€¦ Until the man, eventually,
started to pat his breast pocket, and a crumpling sound was heard.
â€کHuhâ€¦ oh sh*t, I completely forgot about it!â€™
The next second the man reached into the pocket and pulled out a square