Takina messed up big time by not following orders. As a result, she ends up with a fate worse than losing her position or might be a blessing in surprise.
We learn that Takina and Chisato are Lycoris. They are young girls who eliminate terrorists and bad people like criminals. Takina, the dark-haired girl, is involved in a mission to capture the dealer involving a weapon deal. But, sadly, one of the accomplices working with the dealer is holding hostage one of their comrades.
As expected, Takina felt she had no option to save her teammate until she saw the machine gun. She becomes a hero by using a machine gun to eliminate the threat against orders. This makes you wonder if the DA thinks the Lycoris they train is expendable. After all, they are willing to let one of their teammates die.
Takina saved her teammate, which may look like the right thing to do that Chisato finds impressive. However, the DA didn’t like what she did. Not only that, but the weapons weren’t there, to begin with, which Takina reveals to Chisato. I can see why the DA decided to transfer Takina to cover up for their mistakes. Maybe this is the same as perpetuating the myth of the tower being a symbol of peace.
Also, it appears that one of the girls didn’t like what she did Takina got a punch to the face since the girl almost died. As they say, disobeying orders, even if the action is right, is a recipe for disaster. It’s like causing a big blunder at a job that can cause the manager to fire the person. This causes Takina a fate worse than getting fired. So, her organization transfers her to a café to work with an energetic girl who helps others.
At the café, which is LycoReco, Takina hopes to learn to better herself from a girl named Chisato. She meets the boss of the branch, Mika and Mizuki, who used to work in the DA. Apparently, she doesn’t like how the organization gathers orphans and trains them to become hitmen. From what Mizuki said, it’s evident that the DA is hiding something.
To Takina’s despair, she meets Chisato, an energetic girl she needs to work with. I find the energetic light-haired girl and aloof dark-haired girl an interesting and common pairing. As expected, Takina seems very disappointed as Chisato complains about Takina’s injuries from getting a punch in the face on the phone.
From this, I can see why people thought this show was a “Cute Girls Doing Cute Things” type of story since the premise has girls working at a café. However, it’s more like “Cute Girls Doing Counter-Terrorism,” except the café doesn’t really do these missions.
As expected, Takina finds out as she works with Chisato that their job is to help other people. Takina almost takes out her gun, thinking the contents in the bag is suspicious powder. Thankfully, Chisato stops her since the bag contains coffee grinds.
We see a significant divergence in how Chisato deals with criminals and terrorists compared to Takina. Their assignment is to help a lady stop a stalker. The man looking out of the window is an indication. Takina is supposed to accompany the lady, but she uses the lady to lure the kidnappers and stalkers out. She is already failing the mission of a bodyguard. Afterward, she tried to deal with them with deadly force before Chisato stopped her.
As we know, Chisato doesn’t like Takina’s way of doing things since, after all, this is what got her into trouble. However, Chisato ends up appending the kidnappers without killing them since she values people’s lives. Also, the hacker group seemed interested in Chisato for some reason before he apparently died in an explosion. So, there is probably more to Chisato we don’t know about.
Either way, Takina looks cute in her waitress outfit and twin tails as they took a nice selfie. Can Chisato defrost and change Takina’s practices? We’ll have to wait and see on that.