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Hatred of one's own kind, they call it. Both you and Izaya are the type who get annoyed when the world doesn't dance in the palm of your hand. Of course, someone like that isn't going to be happy about a kindred spirit moving in. After all, if the world is dancing on someone else's palm, how will it dance on yours? You're such greedy people. The only thing I want to hold in my palm is Celty's hand.

Shinra Kishitani to Aoba Kuronuma


Vicissitudes @ Dullahan Rider is the first chapter of the of the eighth Durarara!! light novel.

Synopsis[]

Celty Sturluson engages in a high-speed car chase and helicopter shoot-out in order to rescue a young girl's pet snake. When she arrives home, fleeing Kinnosuke Kuzuhara, Anri Sonohara is waiting for her to talk about Mikado Ryuugamine's recent strange behavior and his cheerful and distant attitude. Shinra Kishitani tactfully warns her to be wary of any of his new acquaintances, including the boy he seems to be spending all his time with, Aoba Kuronuma.

Kasuka Heiwajima and Ruri Hijiribe visit Shizuo Heiwajima at work to ask him about the Dollars. They inform him of Ruri's stalker, who is active on some of the Dollars message boards, and to introduce them to someone who knows more about the gang than he, Shizuo brings them to Celty and Shinra's apartment.

Chat Room[]

New members Kid, Sharo, 100% Pure Water, Saki, and Chrome join the chat room. As they greet each other and meet Bacura, Kuru, and Mai, talk turns to date spots in Ikebukuro, Ruri Hijiribe's stalker, and the latest actions of the Dollars.

Character Debuts[]

Cultural References[]

  • While Celty wonders about the white snake, Hakujoushi, she questions if its name could be derived from the white snake Hakujaden of Chinese legend or taken from the name of a recurring character in the Megami Tensei video games, a series Celty is a fan of.
  • After facing off with an armed syndicate and helping get their members and weapons turned over to the police, Celty compares herself to the action film actress Angelina Jolie.
  • In the chat room, 100% Pure Water states that his favorite movie is The Blair Witch Project.

Quotes[]

Celty: "I don't want to get in trouble with the cops for excessive self-defense. Besides, I'm not as assassin or a serial killer, so I'd feel terrible about it. Also, I saw on TV recently that these small helicopters cost like forty million yen? I mean, I know it doesn't belong to me, but it'd be such a waste to crash it."

Celty (about Shinra): "Anri, you really shouldn't follow suspicious men like him around."

Mikado (to Anri): "Whatever secrets you have, I don't mind. Sure, maybe I can't really be a source of support to you... But no matter what you are, I'm sure that I can help create a place just for you. I'm going to make it so Masaomi can some back. I'll make a place for everyone... so there's no need for you to worry."

Shizuo: "Look, I get that you're pissed, but you gotta calm down, Kasuka."

Illustrations[]

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