Rumi is not your typical middle school girl; she regularly helps out at the police station. What could she possibly offer them? Rumi has the ability to read the minds of people she touches, including criminals and victims. The information and images she receives, while often disturbing, help otherwise hopeless cases. So why does she expose herself to such scary and potentially dangerous situations?
Jin is a police officer close to retirement assigned to “handle” Rumi. Rumi is very attached to Jin because he accepts her and doesn’t avoid her, unlike other people, including her parents who surrendered her to an institution at a young age. With so little contact in her life, she enjoys being spoiled by the kind Jin. However, perhaps because she’s a teenage girl, she takes it a bit too far…
Even though his heart and thoughts are exposed, Jin reaches out to Rumi with open arms. However, he’s still human: having a young girl throw herself into his lap conjurers up some naughty images.
That’s just what goes on in his mind and they both know it. Rumi revels in the steamy images and wants to see and learn more, making her quite persistent. While he’s a bit of a dirty old man, Jin is reasonable enough to not actually sleep with a 14 year old girl. He pushes her back as kindly and gently as possible (and she throws herself at him with renewed vigor). Jin doesn’t just have perverted intentions towards Rumi and often invites her to spend time with his own family, which includes his adult daughter and grandchild.
This manga is not just about the relationship between Rumi and Jin, but Rumi’s relationship with everyone around her. Most avoid her, not wanting their personal thoughts read. When she’s not working at the police station, Rumi stays in an institution for “special” kids with supernatural abilities. Rumi has a close relationship with Kae, a girl with a third eye. The manga grants a considerable chunk of pages toward her storyline. Kae’s story is all about young love, which apparently means lots of underage sex and teenage pregnancy. I guess there’s a message of self-acceptance somewhere in there. That story arc was less satisfying. I enjoyed Rumi’s character and personality much more and wish those pages were devoted toward her development.
Acceptance seems to be a common theme for the manga, so the question remains: will Jin accept Rumi’s feelings? Is it even possible?