Another scent has arrived! Now begins the travel for Nerissa and the Taguri siblings! Enjoy!

Scent 16: To Aquila

After everyone took the time to get ready, they had all gathered in the living room. Nerissa quickly explained how they were to reach her hometown and what it was like. Then, everyone gathered what they were taking with them and checked over how much Cita they had left. Kazuka, Kazia, and Nerissa had 33,000 Cita from their travels earlier. Combining this with the 30,000 that Kizuna, Anora, and Anuki had, they estimated how much it would cost to travel to Aquila.

"It costs 10,000 per ticket to get there." said Nerissa as she remembered the cost from her first flight there. "Wow, we cut it really close didn't we?" added Kazia, who had calculated the cost. Kizuna, realizing that this may be a one-way trip, asks "We won't have enough to get back will we?" Nerissa assures her by saying "My mother said that she would cover the return costs. We just have to remember what they are." "Sounds like we're good to go then." says Kazuka in response to this information. He then uses his PDA to store all their belongings and says "Let's get going then. There's an air station in the city right?" Kizuna responds "It's by the train station that you came from." Eager to finally meet Nerissa's mother, everyone heads outside and makes their way to the air station.

Once inside, Kazuka pays the 60,000 Cita for their tickets and hands over a ticket to each person. Then, everyone headed towards the airship bound for Aquila. A little nervous about flying, Anora and Anuki each grab hold to both of Kazuka's arms. Both of them looked at Kazuka and said "Onii-chan, we're scared…" Kazuka smiled and looked at them both saying "It'll be alright. Your sisters and I will be here with you." Feeling a little comforted but a bit scared, both Anora and Anuki held onto each of Kazuka's hands as they boarded the airship.

Kizuna watched all of this as they got on saying "Aww… that's kinda cute…" Kazia, deciding to joke around with Nerissa, whispers in Nerissa's ear "You'd love to hold hands with him too don't you Nerissa?" Nerissa gets a bit red and flustered at the comment as she boards the airship with Kizuna and Kazia. Kizuna whispers in Kazia's ear "That's not very nice onee-chan…" Kazia just smiles and responds "Maybe, but it may help her out too…"

Once in the air, Kizuna takes Anora and Anuki out of the cabin to explore the airship with them. Kazia sees this as an opportunity for Nerissa to confess, so she gets up saying "I guess I'll join them." walking out the room while giving Nerissa a glance. Nerissa, understanding what Kazia was doing, moved beside Kazuka. Wondering what was going on, Kazuka decided to ask "Why did they all just leave?" Nerissa responds "I'm not sure, but it does give me a chance to talk to you."

Realizing that their hands were touching, Kazuka and Nerissa pulled away from each other, exclaiming "Sorry!" as their faces turned red. Blushing and embarrassed, Nerissa thought to herself "I can't believe I did that… I just got caught up in the moment and did that without knowing!" At the same time, an equally embarrassed Kazuka thought "I didn't expect something like that to happen… Still, I wonder what she thinks about that?" Realizing that he never got an answer to his question last night, Kazuka then says "You… never did answer my question last night…" Nerissa gets a bit flustered and asks "Wh… What brought that up all of a sudden?" Kazuka then explains himself saying "What just happened is kinda something that would happen out a story or a show or something… It reminded me that you never told me about this boy that you liked…" Nerissa then gets even more nervous and says "Th…that boy… He's kind… sweet… he's supportive… he tries to be strong for others…" Kazuka, not realizing that he's being described says "He sounds like the ideal guy for you… But… just who is he?" Nerissa gets more nervous than she ever has saying "He's… he's… he…" Just then, she faints again from the pressure. Kazuka catches her before she could hit the ground. Worried about her, Kazuka exclaims "Nerissa! Nerissa! Not again…!" Laying her down on the cabin's long seat, Kazuka thinks to himself "Why does she keep doing that? Just when she tries to tell me, she faints… Is it too embarrassing for her, or does she have a medical problem?"