Chapter 3:

Chapter 3


We headed towards the police station to look for Kurozaki Hayashi's address. Arriving there we saw a certain scene happening in the parking lot beside her. An individual hiding behind the car watching something.Bookmark here

-Hey Ryu... (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yeah, that's a parking lot. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-It's not that, look at that guy. Very suspicious, let's see what he's doing. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Uoohhhhhh! Yeah, show Dad some more, look at those legs. Uohhhhhh. (employee)Bookmark here

-I see, so it's just another fuckin' pervert. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yes naughty, I'm a pervert of shit. Wait who are you?! What were they doing here watching me?! (employee)Bookmark here

-We're the ones who should ask you that. Seriously, watching lawyers in their work clothes in broad daylight. You really don't have anything better to do? (Souta)Bookmark here

-You don't understand, right. You normal people would never understand the art of these uniforms that exalt the delicacy of... (employee)Bookmark here

-Disgusting! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes, let's go, we have better things to do. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Waitmmmmmm! (employee)Bookmark here

-Ahhhhhhhhh, he grabbed my foot! Ryu help me! (Souta)Bookmark here

-Please don't tell anyone what you buohhhhhhh. (employee)Bookmark here

Ryu interrupted the employee's speech by kicking him in the face, Souta realized his plan and started kicking him too.Bookmark here

-No... wait... please. (employee)Bookmark here

-Man, take those hands off me, you'll know where they were. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I shoot, I shoot, but listen to what I have to say. (employee)Bookmark here

After they stopped beating him and gave him time to recover they listened to what he had to say.Bookmark here

-Dude did you really have to start beating me out of nowhere? How bad, how dare you do that to a human being? (employee)Bookmark here

-Say what you want, we don't have all day. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Please don't tell anyone what you saw. (employee)Bookmark here

-Let's go? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Let's go. (Souta)

-Waitmmmm! (employee)

-Dude why are you grabbing my foot again? Don't you have an ounce of dignity? (Souta)

He ended up taking us into his workroom.

-Why did you bring us here? (Souta)

-My name is Diego. (Diego)

I did not ask.

-Here, I found it! Here. (Diego)

-What is it? A coupon? (Souta)

-Yes, in exchange for you not saying anything. (Diego)

-Why would I want that? (Souta)

-Ehhhhh, what are these things? (Ryusaki)

-These are things we found in the cars of workers who use the car wash here. (Diego)

-Everything is organized, impressive for someone like you. (Souta)

The objects were organized with a plaque on the front indicating who they belonged to.Disposable coffee cup; marble; chewing gum in the package. (Steve)

Condom packaging; lipstick and mirror. (Robson)

Fallen tooth; war knife. (Roberto)

Case; rubber; pencil; pen. (Akemi)

Clock; Yellow fabric; candy packaging. (Hiroshi)

5 meter rope; stacks; flashlight. (Hayato)

-There really are a lot of things. (Ryusaki)

-What's with the knife? (Souta)

-It's the detective, he always carries one for urgent cases, I heard he took a pretty glaring case this time. Looks like model Saiko was murdered, he's looking for the murderer. (Diego)

- Is he the one handling the case? Why does he have a knife in his car? A normal person would never forget an object that size. (Souta)

-On the other side of the table are stapled bills of everyone with the days that the cars were left. (Diego)

-Thanks. We have to go now. (Souta)

-About that... (Diego)

-Don't worry, you gave us very useful information, we won't tell anyone anything. (Souta)

Ryu and I entered the police station and walked to the central counter. There was a huge man, in both directions, eating a donut, he was practically bald if not for the only two hairs running through his head and besides, despite his size, he was super nice people.

-Hey Atsushi, how are you? (Souta)

-Heyyyyy, if it's not the little boy who came these days, how are you? (Atsushi)

- In the same mess as always. Ahhh, this is my friend Ryu, he is helping me. (Souta)

-Pleasure. (Ryusaki)

-So what are you wanting now? (Atsushi)

-I need you to find the house of a guy named Kurozaki. (Souta)

-Look here boy you know I can't be passing confidential information to you that has nothing to do with the case. (Atsushi)

-We buy you a bag of doughnuts. (Ryusaki)

-What are you doing Ryu? It's not like he's going to be bribed with just that... (Souta)

-What was the name again? (Atsushi)

Ahhhhhhh he wasiiii.

-Here. I think I did. (Atsushi)

-Great, now we just have to go to his house and... (Souta)

-Actually could you give us his phone number? (Ryusaki)

-Huh? Why do we need the number? We already have the address. (Souta)

-It's just... I think that's better. (Ryusaki)

-Here's the number. (Atsushi)

-Let me send a message, I'll ask him to meet us at a ramen shop near his house. (Ryusaki)

-Ryu... (Souta)

-Hmmm, why this serious face? Hahahaha it looks like someone died, come on, cheer up. (Ryusaki)

-OK. Thanks Atsushi, we'll buy you the donuts later. (Souta)

-OK! Good luck with your investigation boys. (Atsushi)

-Good afternoon Mr. Atsushi-dono. (attorney)

-Ahhh, good afternoon. (Atsushi)-Here are some reports. (attorney)

-If you allow me then, I will pass them on. (Atsushi)

Who is this gentleman? What kind of person is he to make even the great Atsushi look angry at him.-Wait only get your hands on it when you're done eating, I don't want this to get into the hands of investigators full of crumbs and drool. (attorney)

Yeah, you can imagine what kind of person he is. Besides, he left without even saying anything.

-What's with the puffed chest there? (Ryusaki)

-He's just a jerk that I have to put up with because of my job, his name is Hiroshi. (Atsushi)Bookmark here

-I think I've heard that name. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yes, I think it was in the paperwork I sent you, he is the lawyer who will handle Saiko's case against you. Plus he's proud of that little hair of his, but it's just a wig.So he's going to face us in court. (Atsushi)Bookmark here

-Well, see you later Atsushi, we'll leave now. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

We left the central part of the police station and were heading towards the exit.Bookmark here

-Hey Souta. That one in the trash isn't a glass of Maki-chan's milkshake. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ann? Urgh, to think that even grown people buy these things makes me lose faith in humanity. Hmmm? What are you doing standing there? Let's go. (Souta)Bookmark here

We arrived at the venue at 12:10 pm, our guest hadn't arrived yet. That restaurant was perfect it didn't have many people, we could talk freely, but I still feel it would be better to go to his house for more privacy. We ended up ordering our orders and one for him. After 10 minutes a person with big hair, ponytail and a thin beard came in and came to us, it was Kurozaki.Bookmark here

-Good afternoon, thank you for coming, we ended up ordering a ramen for you since we were the ones who invited him, he hasn't arrived so long so it must be hot yet. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I know, thanks for inviting me, it would be kind of bad if you went to my house. (Kurozaki)Bookmark here

-And why would it be? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Could we start with the questions while we eat? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ahh, ok. (Kurozaki)Bookmark here

-How long have you been dating Saiko? (Ryusaki) Bookmark here

-I see, let's start from there then. (Kurozaki)Bookmark here

Fuohhhhhhh (noise of noodles being eaten). Bookmark here

-Ahhhhh, it started one fall, I was looking for an article to write my novel when I first saw her. It was beautiful... (Kurozaki) Bookmark here

-Fuooooooohhhhhh, kiwaaaaaaaaahhhh. This pasta is delicious. Hmmmmmm? Ah, I'm sorry, please continue. (Souta) Bookmark here

Damn I was starving and I ended up getting excited. I ended up looking at Ryu, he was just watching idly with his hands clasped in front of his mouth. He was the person who told us to enjoy eating while we talked, but he didn't even take the hachi out of the plastic. Bookmark here

-Well, moving on. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen, she was sitting on top of a fountain in the square while holding her sandals in her hands. It was quite windy that day, so her white dress and her hair swayed so majestically in front of the spring water. I had been enchanted by that image, I had brought my notebook, so I decided to draw it, I sat watching her from a distance while I finished the drawing, I was totally immersed and when I realized she was already beside me. (Kurozaki)Bookmark here

“-How was it? (Saiko) Bookmark here

-Huh? (Kurozaki) Bookmark here

-The drawing, you weren't drawing me. (Saiko) Bookmark here

-Ahhh I'm sorry, I ended up doing this without asking your permission, I think I'm out of line. (Kurozaki) Bookmark here

-I do not really care. Let me see how it looks. (Saiko)" Bookmark here

-After she saw my drawing, we talked for hours, she told me that she was having more opportunities in her modeling career, she always dreamed of being one and has been working hard since she was little... (Kurozaki)Bookmark here

-Please spare the details, give us only the important information for the investigation. (Ryusaki) Bookmark here

-Yes! You know we're short on time, so it would be better if you just tell us what's necessary. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I understand. Well, after that day we exchanged messages several times and after a while we started meeting in our spare time, we always talked and laughed at trivial matters. After months, in the middle of a conversation about the future I took the initiative and kissed her, for the first time in a long time, I felt deep love for someone and that love was reciprocated. We always tried our best to go out to see each other, until one day I decided to tell her I was married, at first she was super mad at me and left me, but it didn't take even a week for her to come to me saying she couldn't get me to forget. Since that day I've been telling her that I would break up with my wife, but I never had the courage, she always demanded it, but I couldn't break up with my wife, she had helped me when I was nothing, I couldn't betray her feelings by breaking up with our relationship so suddenly. I messed up a lot, until a while ago. I had invited Saiko to spend a weekend at the beach, as we were both off for the whole week, she was very happy as this would be our first trip, but it wasn't just that, I had planned it in the middle of it. trip I would ask for her hand in dating and would end up with my wife... however... however... just yesterday I found out about her death... I took too long... if only I had more courage ... (Kurozaki)

He's completely finished, these tears are a sign that he really cared about her. There's no reason he killed her.Bookmark here

-Thank you very much sir, we don't need anything else. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Thanks, I hope you find the culprit. (Kurozaki)Bookmark here

-Come on Ryu! (Souta)Bookmark here

-I've been holding back until now. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ryu? (Souta)Bookmark here

Ryu got up from the counter chair and grabbed his bowl of ramen, he walked over to Kurozaki and turned all the ramen over his head.Bookmark here

-WHATEE!!??? Ryu, you... what are you doing? (Souta)Bookmark here

By this time all the customers and even the cooks were looking at them, they were all curious about what was going on.Bookmark here

-You are a despicable person you know? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-What... sorry... what's going on? (Kurozaki)Bookmark here

-You didn't care for a moment with your wife's feelings, you didn't think about her for a moment, you were just thinking about your happiness. You didn't care how hurt she could be! For how much she would suffer! For the days she would spend thinking about what she had done wrong! How much she would think it was insufficient! How much she wished she had never existed!! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ryu?... (Souta)Bookmark here

-Looking at you from up here, I can only feel disgusted by a being as despicable as you. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

After saying all that Ryu left the restaurant with a serious look. I never thought he cared so much about other people's feelings.
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