Chapter 2:

Chapter 2


Friday 08/07/20 8:30 amBookmark here

It was a new day, I ended up spending the entire night reading the documents, but they had nothing useful.Bookmark here

-Hi! Soutaaaa! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ryu, good morning. Thanks for skipping class today to help me out. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Don't worry I would have missed even if it was for us to play ball. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Do you like soccer? (Souta)Bookmark here

-No. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

So you just wanted to miss it.Bookmark here

-Where are we going? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-It seems that some people commented that they saw Saiko walking near the mall on Tuesday. We'll start looking for clues there. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Who is Saiko? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-It's the victim's name. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Oh I know... the one you killed. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here


-I read...I need to worry. It's just that knowing the victim's name wouldn't help much in the investigation. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Just out of curiosity, how long have you been reading all that paperwork I sent you? (Souta)Bookmark here

-As I remember... it was for about... 15 minutes? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-YOU DIDN'T READ ANYTHING! It took me the entire night to finish all that. That's why you don't even know the victim's name. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Oh come on, what's the use of wasting time complaining if I read it or not. What are we waiting for? To the mall! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Because I feel like he's seeing this as a shopping trip.Bookmark here

-Whooooooo! It's giant. Look at Souta, escalators. Look here, there's a dounat shop. Look, look, look, they even have a souvenir shop. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You talking like that seem like you've never been to a mall. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yes... this is my first time. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

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Damn... I don't think I should have said that.Bookmark here

-Badly, but we'll have to leave the fun for later, we have many things to check here. (Souta)

-OK! Yes sir. So where do we start? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-The first store she passed was this one. (Souta)Bookmark here

- An eyeglass store. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Did she need to change the ones she wore? (Souta)Bookmark here

-I think it was for her rehearsal, since she was a model, they should be committed to one that suited her best for the photos. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Tell me, how do you know she was a model, but you don't even know her name? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Because knowing she was a model helped in the investigation. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Okay, so let's go inside. (Souta)Bookmark here

After entering isolated by the owner of the store.Bookmark here

-Excuse me, what would you like to try? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-We're actually here for other business. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Pardon? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-We heard that Saiko was seen visiting this store, the day before she was found dead. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Hmmmmmm... (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Hey! Why are you leaving? (Souta)Bookmark here

-I don't have time to miss this antics. It's just because she came here that I'm forced to waste my time on it. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-You don't understand, I need you to talk about what you saw that day. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I already told you, I have nothing to do with her murder, I'm not the murderer. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Hmmmmm, but nobody here accused you of having killed, because you tried to apologize for something that nobody supposed. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Urgh... insolent brat, anyway I won't say anything more about it. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-She left, why can't she say anything? And now, won't we be able to get her to say anything anyway? (Souta)Bookmark here

-No, she will speak. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-But how? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Trust me! Just go with the flow of things. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Excuse me, I really liked these glasses, how much are they costing? (client)Bookmark here

-Oh these? They are for 400 dollars. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Really? (client)Bookmark here

-Yes, but if you are going to pay the cash, I can make a discount for you of 50 dollars. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Buhhhhhh! How expensive! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-What are you doing inside the counter? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Take it here, lady. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-What is it? (client)Bookmark here

-It's a store card, they sell the same glasses for 200 dollars. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Really! (client)Bookmark here

-Yes. Just follow the street in front of the mall and take the third right. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Thank you very much, you helped me a lot. Goodbye. (client)Bookmark here

-Do not wait! What the f*** are you doing? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-What's the problem, I'm just helping by giving information to people, isn't this a noble act that all citizens should have? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ahhhhhh, look here kid, don't bother me again, because if you dare... (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Excuse?! (customer 2)Bookmark here

-I'm on my way! Hahahaha. (receptionist)Bookmark here

The receptionist glared at Ryu and motioned with her hands that she was keeping an eye on him.Bookmark here

-Good morning, what would you like? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-I have difficulty choosing glasses, (client 2)Bookmark here

-Really? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Yes, you know... there's a boy I like in my class. And I didn't want to look ugly to him, so I want to buy glasses that make me beautiful for him. (customer 2)Bookmark here

-I see, I understand, hohohoho. A passionate heart must be concerned with even the smallest details to impress the person you love. Here, try these. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-OK. And then? (customer 2)Bookmark here

-Sorry? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Do these glasses match me? (customer 2)Bookmark here

-Of course, without a doubt, they look great on you. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-That's what she said, but what she thought was “What are you talking about? No glasses would look good on you. If you want to look beautiful, pay for surgery and not glasses”. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Buaaaaaa, I'm so ugly. (customer 2)Bookmark here

-DON'T, WAIT! IT WASN'T I SAID THAT! (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Ahhhhh damn, you made a customer leave your store crying, I'm sure that wasn't very good for the image that people have of her. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You guys! What do they think they are doing. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Give up soon and speak at once what we want. (Souta)Bookmark here

-That's right bitch, give up soon and say what we want. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Look here you kids, I know this may seem like a joke to you and that you may think it's a lot of fun, but you better stop. (receptionists)Bookmark here

-What seems so difficult for you to understand, just give us the information we want to stop. (Souta)Bookmark here

-NEVER! Now get out of here. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-She'll end up counting right? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Just a little longer and she'll give up. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Excuse me, are you the owner of this store? (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Yes, i'ts me. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Is it true that a girl came out of this store crying? I was on my way here when I heard some people whispering this. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Of course not, huohohohoho, but just out of curiosity, who was whispering that? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-The whole mall, they said that two boys went out spreading it and now everyone is talking about it. (customer 3)Bookmark here

THOSE SONS OF BI*****!! (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Huohohoho, of course it's a lie. Aiaiai these rumors, you really should be very careful with what you hear these days. (receptionist)Bookmark here

THOSE TWO PAY ME! IF I SEE THEM AGAIN I swear I'll KILL THEM BOTH! (receptionist)Bookmark here

-But then, what do you want? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-About that, you know, tomorrow will be my and my wife's wedding anniversary. I wanted to give her a very special gift to show her how much I love her. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Wow, so romantic you give her glasses, it symbolizes that you think she's smart and cunning, giving her glasses will make her feel smarter. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Do you think so too? I was getting worried that it wouldn't be a good gift. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Of course not, a man who lives beside you giving you glasses shows how much attention he pays to you, he wouldn't have a better present to give. But, just asking, how much would you be willing to pay? So I can show you what we have up to that price. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Don't worry about the price, because it's the least of the problems. No matter how much it costs I will pay. (customer 3)Bookmark here

Yesssssss! That's what I wanted to hear, now just don't let those two screw it up again... (Receptionist)Bookmark here

-Boriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Seriously man, a glasses, a monkey would have chosen a better gift. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Who are they? (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Hahahaha I don't know, give me a minute to... (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Who are we? We are the ones who will help you through your failed marriage. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ugh. Failed? (customer 3)Bookmark here

-IT'S! Failed? (Souta)Bookmark here

-From what my friend and I can see here your marriage to your wife is not going so well. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-That's right. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I can even see the scene, you coming home after a stressful day at work just wanting her affection and she's bored sighing, then she picks up her bag, says she's going to visit a friend's house and leaves. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yeah, that's what happens. I always work hard listening to complaints from superiors, but I warm it all up because I know that when I get home I'll be able to see that smile of hers. But...but...but...buaaaahhhhhhhh. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-He is crying? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Hey! Hey man, don't be like that. We understand you. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Let it all out brother, you can tell everything, we are here to help you. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-But, but she always left when I arrived, she goes to a friend's house to talk bad about me to her and complain about our marriage. I don't know what to do anymore. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Don't worry champion, we are here for you. (Souta)Bookmark here

-That's right, we'll help you rebuild your failed marriage. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Serious? Smuff. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Pay close attention to what you're going to do. You'll go to a dress shop and buy the most expensive one, no matter what it looks like, as long as it's black. Afterwards you will sell it and take it to the poshest restaurant your pocket can afford, when you get there you will order the most expensive champagne. You're writing down everything I'm talking about. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes, Yes, Yes. Please continue master. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-Great... as soon as the champagne arrives you will unravel it. I'm sure she'll be blown away by the surprise... I remembered one important thing, book the table with the best view, one that you can see the city and the landscape. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Okay, okay. Beautiful view. (customer 3)Bookmark here

-After that she will already fall under your spell saying “love this is so romantic” and that's when you show your potential, “I'm sorry darling, but the surprise hasn't started yet”, she will be confused and it's then that you give her the bag with the dress you bought, you will ask her to wear it, she will go to the bathroom to dress it and when she comes back she will ask, "Do I look good, love?" and you'll respond “as beautiful as the day I met you” and BUMMM, the magic is cast. The view of the starry night, the sound of the orchestra playing softly in the background and her looking at you with a passionate gaze all night long. Trust me, there's no way she won't stick with you after that. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Is that all I have to do, master? (customer 3)Bookmark here

-That's right, that's all you have to do. So, what are you waiting for? Stop wasting time in this store and go arrange everything so that you can have the woman who loved you back when she decided to marry you. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes Master! Thank you so much, I will never forget this! (customer 3)Bookmark here

-That's it Ryu, sent a lot. A dinner by night light. Where did you get that from? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yeah... we do what we can, right? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You!... you!... (receptionist)Bookmark here

Damn she's very angry, maybe our plan failed.Bookmark here

-You, smufff... you two... smufff... (receptionist)Bookmark here

Did she start crying too?Bookmark here

-What do you want, why don't you leave me alone? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-You know what we want. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-I don't know anything, I swear... smufff. (receptionist)Bookmark here

Ryusaki approaches her and hugs her.Bookmark here

-Shiuuuuuuuu, calm down, calm down, we're not accusing you of anything. It doesn't have to be like this. Here, take a handkerchief. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Bruuuuuuuu. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Yes, yes, now breathe and tell us everything you know, okay? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Hmmmmmm... (receptionist)Bookmark here

Here it is!!!Bookmark here

-I remember she came with a guy. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Do you remember what he was like? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes, I asked if he was her boyfriend, as they were both extremely handsome, but apparently he was just her stylist. He was tall with green eyes and blond hair. That's all I know, I don't know anything else, not even his name. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Do you remember if they took some glasses? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes! They chose one that matched the beach theme, it was a square frame and the color yellow. That's all I know. (receptionist)Bookmark here

-If they were choosing something beach related, maybe they stopped by a bikini shop nearby. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Hey! Tell me, will you come back here? (receptionist)Bookmark here

-Don't worry. We will never want to see that ugly face of yours again, when we are in this mall, we will always be careful to walk 20 meters away from this store. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Thank you... smuffff. Really, thank you very much... (receptionist)Bookmark here

After we left there, Ryu and I made our way to a swimsuit store.Bookmark here

-Good Morning. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Oh, sir, good morning. May I help you? (clerk)Bookmark here

-My friend and I are conducting an investigation into a murder and would like your cooperation. (Souta)Bookmark here

The attendant forced a smile as she looked at us with a dubious face. Well, it makes sense for her not to take us seriously, after all we're just college students.Bookmark here

-Are any police officers coming to ask you questions during these days? (Souta)Bookmark here

-No... I answer here every day and at all times and none came to talk to me or any other employee. (clerk)Bookmark here

-Just to know, do you recognize this young woman? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Let me see. Yes, I remember her, there's no way I can forget a girl as beautiful as that, I even attended to her the day she came looking for a bathing suit. She was so beautiful, she looked like the famous ones on TV. (clerk)Bookmark here

I see, so she actually passed here. So no one else noticed that she came to this place, so the police didn't check this place. We ended up coming here because we heard she was looking for glasses that matched the beach and we ended up stopping here. Though she was with her stylist that day, why didn't he give this information to the cops? Didn't he want to tell them or did they end up asking? Did he miss the fact that he was with her that day? He looks very suspicious...Bookmark here

-Sir? (clerk)Bookmark here

-Oh, I'm sorry. I ended up traveling in my thoughts. Well, anyway, I think I'd better explain the whole situation to you. (Souta)Bookmark here

While I was explaining to the lady, Ryu arrived with a bunch of bathing suits that he grabbed while I was talking to her.Bookmark here

-Hey Souta, do you think these ones would match my skin? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

This guy... I'll just ignore him, he'll give up when he realizes I'm not paying attention.Bookmark here

-I was thinking about getting these blue ones, but I don't know if it would match my charisma, so I think these yellow ones went a lot better. Do not you agree? Souta? Eiiiiii Soutaaaaaa, answer me. Don't you think... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here


-I see, hey, look at these blacks. Aiiii nooo Souta. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki said this while trying to show shyness.Bookmark here

-What did you think? Don't these black ones make me sexier? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

After that I kicked Ryu out of the store and told him to wait for me outside so as not to disturb me.Bookmark here

-I'm sorry for this. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Oh, not that. You guys seem pretty close to play these kinds of jokes. (clerk)Bookmark here

As she said this I noticed Ryu blowing the glass from the outside and writing “sorry” and a heart, this guy just knows how to make fun of the situation anyway.Bookmark here

-No, no. We are not as close as you think. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Even, looking at you it seemed... (attendant)Bookmark here

-I'm sorry, but can we get back to the main issue? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Oh yes, of course, please. (clerk)Bookmark here

I finished explaining the entire situation to her.Bookmark here

-My God, it means that you ended up being dragged into a big mess. (clerk)Bookmark here

-So I would appreciate it if you could give me any information for me. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Unfortunately, I don't remember anything else. (clerk)Bookmark here

-Don't worry lady, any information even if it seems useless will be of great help. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ryu?! I told you to wait outside. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Calm down, calm down, I won't do any more. So girl, please tell us everything you remember. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Okay, so... I remember she was accompanied, a very elegant man too, she said she wanted the most provocative swimsuits she had here, so I took her to that sector in the corner where we put the most "indecent" swimsuits . (clerk)Bookmark here

-She managed to pick one? (Souta)Bookmark here

-After trying on for an hour she ended up taking a yellow bow tie, I remember that at the same time she made up her mind she even called her parents and sent a photo of the swimsuit to her parents. (clerk)Bookmark here

-She mentioned the name of the store or something to them. (Souta)Bookmark here

-She just talked about the bathing suit with them, she didn't tell them where she was. (clerk)Bookmark here

-I understand. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Well after the call she bought them and left with them in a bag. That is all. (clerk)Bookmark here

-Thanks for the time spent. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Don't worry. I'm just talking about what I saw that day, no problem. I hope you can find the culprit in all this. (clerk)Bookmark here

We leave another place with little information.Bookmark here

-Hey Ryu, do you think these tips are useful to find the imposter? (Souta)Bookmark here

-I don't know. Did she visit any places after here? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-No. But I know where we can go looking for clues. (Souta)Bookmark here

I ended up contacting the police station and getting his address. I pressed your house bell.Bookmark here

-Already... ohhhh, good morning. (stylist)Bookmark here

-Good morning, I'm Souta and this is Ryu. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Save! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-I'm Blair, how can I help the two young people? (Blair)Bookmark here

-To make a long story short, I was accused of Miss Saiko's murder and I'm looking for clues to prove my innocence. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I see... this subject is kind of delicate to discuss out here, please come in. (Blair)Bookmark here

-Thanks... wait Ryu. I have something to tell you. (Souta)Bookmark here

-What was it? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Keep your eyes on Blair. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Why you say that? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Because whoever killed Saiko has a high chance of having been her stylist. (Souta)Bookmark here

We entered his house, it was quite big and fancy, the furniture must have cost a fortune. Whoever he is, he's not just any stylist out there.Bookmark here

-Since you are my guests I think I have to offer you something to drink. Would you like a beer? (Blair)Bookmark here

-No... actually we're not old enough for that. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I accept! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Accept nothing, stay quiet there. (Souta)Bookmark here

Souta slaps Ryu on the head while Blair is making tea for the two of them.Bookmark here

-Here it is, I hope it's to your liking. (Blair)Bookmark here

-Thanks. (Souta)Bookmark here

-You didn't poison it here, right. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

This idiot, can you make it more obvious now that we suspect him?Bookmark here

-Hahahahahaha, I didn't put anything dangerous there. However, if you're still suspicious of me, I can have a drink from this same cup. (Blair)Bookmark here

-Hahahahaha not that... Souta this guy is really suspicious let's get out of here. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-We can't, we've just been playing around until now we need some really important clues that will help us. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Before asking the questions, could you answer me something Souta? (Blair)Bookmark here

-Ann? Ahh, of course, please ask. (Souta)Bookmark here

-What were you doing to be framed for being Sai's killer. (Blair)Bookmark here

Leaves? Was he not just her stylist, but someone close to call her that?Bookmark here

-Actually, I always pass by that street on the way back home, it turned out that he was found there. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Does it always pass? You don't think it's too vague information for them to suspect you, if that's all I don't think they would put you up against the wall so soon without any more evidence. Are you sure you're not hiding anything? (Blair)Bookmark here

What atmosphere is this? It's like he's investigating me to see if I'm not her real killer.-No... I don't know either. (Souta)-Ahhhhh... I understand, if you're telling the truth, then it was really bad luck what happened to you. (Blair)Bookmark here

-Do you really think it was bad luck? (Ryusaki) Bookmark here

Ryu what are you talking about. Damn, I'm not able to process everything that's happening here. Bookmark here

-Humf, I see you're a shrewd boy, despite your air-headed face. Answering your question I have no idea. Well since you already answered my question you can ask what you want. (Blair)Bookmark here

-Well, then... what was your relationship with Saiko? (Souta)Bookmark here

 -Our relationship hmmm? Let's say…we were close enough, yet not close enough to tell each other all our secrets. If I were to sum it up I would say that we were each other's shoulder to shoulder. (Blair) Bookmark here

-Could it be that... you felt something for the lady? (Souta) Bookmark here

-Hmmm? Hahahaha, I think this is natural to think, most people think we are a couple when we go out together. But I would say I'm interested in other things. (Blair) Bookmark here

-Ughh. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

 Why is this guy staring at me? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-If you were like that, I believe you would try your best to help the police find the suspect, so why didn't she know anything about your encounter with her at the mall? If you were really someone who cares about her, would you have given this information? (Souta) Bookmark here

-... (Blair) -Tell me! (Souta) Bookmark here

-Ahhhhaaahhhhhh, but what a mess you put me now in Sai. Damn it, I don't think I have any other choice. You might already know why we're there right? (Blair) Bookmark here

-Yes you were buying a beach outfit for Saiko, something to do with summer style photos correct? (Souta) Bookmark here

-We were actually buying summer clothes, but it wasn't for work, usually the company takes care of the costumes, the model doesn't give much opinion on the clothes she's going to wear. (Blair) Bookmark here

-So why were you buying these clothes? (Souta) Bookmark here

-It was for a trip she was going to do, with her “boyfriend”. (Blair) Bookmark here

-I see, these famous artists really have a lot of restrictions on relationships, if they knew she was dating it could ruin her career. (Souta) Bookmark here

-Well it's like you said, but the real problem isn't there. (Blair) Bookmark here

-Like this? (Souta) Bookmark here

-The guy she was dating wasn't a boy her age. It was an older man and he was married. (Blair)-Whoeeee? (Souta)Bookmark here

-If people knew it would be a scandal, so I promised to keep it a secret for her, but I ended up running out of options. Promise me that you will not spread this to anyone, this will be our “little secret”. (Blair)Bookmark here

-Little secret? This is too big a bomb to be considered just a little secret. (Souta)Bookmark here

-That's why I didn't tell the cops. Satisfied? (Blair)Bookmark here

-After that I don't even know what to ask you anymore, my head... (Souta)Bookmark here

-What was the man's name. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Well don't be like that, a lady always has a little secret that doesn't... (Blair)Bookmark here

-I asked the name! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryuuu, I've never seen him make that face before.Bookmark here

-Hmmmmm, he was called Kurozaki Hayashi. I only know that about him. (Blair)Bookmark here

-That's enough, the police can tell us where he lives. Thanks for everything, if we need anything else we will come back. (Souta)Bookmark here

Souta got up running to go looking for Saiko's stay. Blair gets up and sits next to Ryu.Bookmark here

-Your friend ran away, but you don't need to be in a hurry. Huh didn't you say you wanted a beer? How about staying and drinking with me, just the two of us? (Blair)Bookmark here

Souta goes back into the room having remembered that he forgot Ryu.-I'm sorry, but I need this clueless to help me with the investigation. Until later. (Souta)Bookmark here

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