"You're too reckless!!!" Hayato said while looking at Haru.
"Hayato, you don't need to worry. Haru will win the duel," Emile said confidently.
"Did you know that Haru's opponent is the Queen of the Little Garden and the strongest person in this place?" Hayato said.
"It's alright, it's alright, he is going to win," Emile said.
Hayato and Haru were speechless at where Emile's confidence was coming from.
"Emile, where is your friend?" Haru decided to ignore Hayato.
"We are almost arriving soon!" Emile said.
After the entrance ceremony was over, Emile decided to bring Haru and Hayato to meet his friend who was the main technologist in the Little Garden.
They were walking in the high-tech hall and used the lift to move to the underground area.
Inside this underground area, there was a secret laboratory that was used as the private room of the main technologies of this Little Garden.
Haru, Hayato, and Emile who had arrived saw two girls who were inside this place.
The girl with lab coat looked at Emile and greeted, "Oh, Emili---"
Emile hurriedly closed one of the girl's mouth and whispered something to her.
The girl in a lab coat nodded helplessly at Emile.
"Let me introduce you, my good friend, her name is Charlotte Dimandias," Emile said and walked toward Hayato then hugged his arm. "Now, this is Katsuragi Hayato and also Kasugano Haruka." He hugged Hayato to show Charlotte that Hayato was his. He also pointed his finger at Haru to show that Haru was free.
"Yes, my name is Charlotte Dimandias, you can call me Char," Charlotte said while giving her hand to Haru. She ignored Emile's sign and introduced herself.
"Kasugano Haruka, nice to meet you, Char." Haru reached for her hand and said, "You can also call me Haru."
"My name is Katsuragi Hayato," Hayato said while also speechless at Emile who was very close to him.
Charlotte has a child-like build with long purple hair.
Then suddenly a cute girl who was wearing a maid uniform sniffed the bodies of both Hayato and Haru.
*Sniff!* *Sniff!* *Sniff!*
"W - What are you doing?" Hayato questioned with quite a nervous expression since the distance between him and the girl was very close.
After sniffing, Hayato's body started to sniff Haru's body.
"How is my smell?" Haru asked.
"It was very good. I don't know how to describe it, but it is giving me a sense of security, and comfort." The girl nodded with a smile then looked at Hayato. "You're from the Yamato Empire, but you don't smell like soy sauce."
"Normally people don't smell like soy sauce," Haru said.
"Oh!!!" The girl in a maid uniform seemed surprised by Haru's information.
Charlotte laughed and said, "You might think that she is pretty weird, but she is a very talented assistant."
"Nice to meet you. I'm Meimei," the girl in the maid uniform said.
"And Char over here is smart enough to be called a child prodigy," Emile said.
"Are you trying to insult me? I'm quite old enough to get married, you know?" Charlotte said while looking at Haru.
'What does this gaze mean?'
Haru twitched his lips while looking at Charlotte.
"You can marry her, Haru," Emile said with a smile.
"Well, she is cute, but don't you feel jealous if I steal her from you? Your relationship is pretty close and you're both a guy and a girl. I don't believe if there isn't something happening between the two of you," Haru said while looking at Emile and Charlotte.
Hearing Haru's words, Emile laughed wryly and said, "You don't need to worry if you want to chase her then I'm okay with it!" She gave him a thumbs up.
Charlotte was also looking at him quietly.
Hayato looked at Haru and wanted to say that this guy was a bit too much since he remembered that Haru wanted to chase his little sister before.
"Cough! Cough! Let's talk about the duel first," Haru said.
Charlotte nodded and said, "Well, we can talk about this matter later, but I'm really surprised that someone who has never used a Hundred is going to challenge Claire Harvey."
"How did you know?" Haru asked.
"LiZA told me," Charlotte said.
Then they turned toward the quite large tube that was located quite close to their location.
"This autonomous computer that controls everything in Little Garden. She can express herself and communicate with people," Charlotte said.
"LiZA, eh?" Haru didn't see anything special until he heard a mechanical voice.
Suddenly the screen around the lab showed the word "exactly" at the same time answering Haru's words.
"This is the Hundreds for both of you," Charlotte said while showing two diamond-shaped devices with red colors on both of her hands, but she didn't give those two devices to them. She only showed them up before she turned to do something on her computer.
"Before giving it to you, I should explain something."
Then the screen showed a video of a black colored monster with a shape similar to an insect and there were people who were wearing futuristic metal armor with various weapons on their hands.
Each of them had different weapons and different effects.
"Hundreds are the only effective weapons against Savage's lifeform. However, only humans who respond to variable stones can use them," Charlotte said.
'So that thing is a variable of stones...'
Haru remembered the thing that he touched during his test on the Yamato Empire.
"We call them Slayers. Hundreds change into a ton of forms based on who uses them. This is where the Century Armaments, or Hundreds, get their names from. Claire Harvey uses this," Charlotte said.
The screen showed Claire Harvey wearing a skintight red suit with six red gun pods hovering around her, which were able to fire off powerful beams at her opponent.
"Floating gun pods that she can control at will," Charlotte said.
The beams which were shot from the gun pots were so powerful that it was enough to end the Savages easily creating a lot of holes in its body.
"A dragoon type."
"She's strong, unsurprisingly," Emile said.
"Hundreds take different forms and vary in their ways of fighting." Charlotte turned and looked at Haru. "But there is only one ultimate goal: to protect humanity."
"Haru-kun, when you take your Hundred, you will be entrusted with that responsibility."
Charlotte raised the Hundred in her hand and asked, "Are you ready?"
"The moment I decided to join Little Garden....." Haru took Charlotte's hand caressing it slowly while taking the Hundred in her hand and said, "I am ready."
Charlotte couldn't answer him for a while and said, "Good response." She looked at Haru and said, "I have given you a training space so you can test it right away, but you need to change into a variable suit first." She walked to a locker and took out a skintight suit for his size.
Haru raised his eyebrow then Charlotte showed him a skintight suit.
Haru twitched his lips and asked, "Do I have to wear this?"
Charlotte nodded and asked, "Is there a problem?"
"It's pretty tight...."
Emile who was on the side smiled and said, "Haru, is there something that people don't want to see?" Her eyes were rude looking at his nether region directly. "Don't worry, mine is also pretty small." She patted Haru's shoulder.
'You're small because you're a girl.' Charlotte thought while looking at Emile.
"Emile!" Hayato tried to stop Emile, but also looked at Haru.
Haru shook his head and said, "I'll change into it." He knew that it might cause trouble when he wore a skintight suit.