Chapter 18:

Chapter 18


-Very well, before we start I need you to take an oath, Mr Daniel. (judge)Bookmark here

-It's fine by me. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Read this please while extending your right hand up. (judge)Bookmark here

-I, Daniel Firen, swear on my honor, to tell the whole truth and only the truth. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Okay, now we can start the quizzes. As the defense started last time I will start here. Have something to ask him? (judge)Bookmark here

-Not your honor. I have nothing to ask this young man. (attorney)Bookmark here

-Then I'll skip your questions and move on with the defense attorney. (judge)Bookmark here

-Thanks. Daniel, how long have you been working with Maki-chan. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-I started working at the company three years ago. At that time Maki-chan had already started her idol career. (Daniel)Bookmark here

- At that time she was pretty? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-As beautiful as it is today. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Heheheheeheheheh, I'm sure it was like finding an angel. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes! She was so small and cute. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Heheheheheheehhe. (Daniel and Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Hmmmm hummmmm. (judge)Bookmark here

-Forgive me. Okay, do you believe there is any reason for Maki-chan to have committed this crime? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Of course not!! She's just a child, there's no reason for her to have done that. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Yes, I think so too. She comes from a very wealthy family, besides earning a lot of money from her shows, I don't see the need for her to risk something so problematic. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You're just saying the beneficial things to exonerate her of the situation. (attorney)Bookmark here

-Well... I'm the defense attorney... wanted me to do what? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Arrogant! You didn't even mention that she had family issues, she might as well have stolen that money to help her parents and get all the love and affection from them. (attorney)Bookmark here

-You're right, I was impartial, I ended up talking only a part, so I think it's better to explain everything so that even mentally underdeveloped people like you can understand. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Which?? (attorney)Bookmark here

-There is no reason for her to have done this to gain affection and love from her parents, because they, once again, are already quite rich. Besides, the last thing she would want is to cause them trouble, so she wouldn't mess with a scheme that would bring so many risks to her passivity and that could aggravate her bad relationship with her parents. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yes! Maki-chan is extremely smart, she would never do that knowing that. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Satisfied with this information? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

The lawyer gives Ryusaki an irritated look.Bookmark here

-That makes some sense, but it's just a guess. You haven't brought any hard evidence yet. (judge)Bookmark here

-Do not worry. This was just to clarify some facts, the real evidence will emerge from now on. Okay Daniel, what is your relationship with Mr Yamato? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Good I would say. Even though he and Maki-chan don't get along, I believe I have a certain closeness with him. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-This proximity, would you be able to try to describe it? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-He's my boss and I end up generating a lot of money for him, so I think he likes me a lot. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-I see, it's just a business friendship, from the moment you're no longer useful to him, you'll be discarded. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-That's a very mean way of putting it, even though it doesn't seem like I'm sad to hear these things. (Daniel)Bookmark here

-But it's the truth, isn't it? After all, it is the same with you, from the moment it is no longer useful to you it will be discarded as well. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-What do you mean by that? (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Don't make a fool of yourself, isn't that what you do? You use people as tools to get what you want and when they are no longer useful you throw them away. So how would you do with Maki-chan? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Huh? Ryu... what are you talking about? (Maki)Bookmark here

-Souta, didn't Ryu call you to help Maki? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-If you're not even extending what's happening, then there's no way I can be. (Souta)Bookmark here

-You... I thought you were a nice guy, but it seems I was wrong... (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Ohhhhhhhh, so I'm the bad guy now? Don't make a fool of yourself, you know very well what you've done. You saw Maki-chan's name coming up in the polls, when you got in touch with her, you tried to approach her anyway, like a snake you ambushed her and wrapped yourself around her, you wanted to feed on her that's why you acted so submissively. But even you saw that it wouldn't last forever, although your relationship with her was a little better compared to other people she never looked at you as someone important, she was only interested in solving family problems, did you know that at one time or another one she would discard you, that's why you acted first, you started spreading rumors to Mr Yamato, little by little his relationship with Miss Maki was destabilizing to the point it is today. The trap was already set, now you just had to wait for the perfect moment and it came, you gained an image of someone trustworthy in Yamato's eyes and got access to some things, despite not appearing, you have a lot of knowledge with systems, with access that he gave you more of his knowledge, it was easy for you to get your hands on the company's deepest information. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here


Ryusaki raises his hand.Bookmark here

-Your Honor, at no time was the witness asked a question. I would like her to sit still until I finished speaking. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

- This boy... I think I underestimated him too much. (Yosuke)Bookmark here

-Like this? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-He called Daniel to help him on the case, but the truth is he just set a trap for him. It obviously didn't even occur to him that he would be framed in some way, he would just say a few things and walk away, there was no reason to refuse and arouse suspicion for not wanting to come. It is as if an eagle has lured a snake with dead rats to ambush it. (Yosuke)Bookmark here

-I understand, I revoke Daniel's speech and forbid him to say anything until the defense wants to. (judge)Bookmark here

-Thanks. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-YOUR... (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Like I was saying, you got access, but you couldn't just run it anytime. You had to be very careful, the first thing you did was blame someone and to do that you just had to make a meeting with Yosuke's company and infiltrate his secret vault, despite the security you're fine able to access it if it is in person and no one would suspect since he was just waiting for the scheduled meeting. After entering, he left the stats data and blamed the person who would cause the biggest scandal possible, which was Maki-chan. She is very famous, with so many people concentrating on her no one would notice you. Besides, you had the doormat view of her, it didn't make sense to be you who released the data to end her. The second thing was figuring out how to launder that money. Like it or not, the money could turn you over at one time or another because it was acquired through corruption. That's when you found them, the "shining bandits". They appear on TV straight away so I believe that was where you became aware of their existence. You went after them and made a deal, they would steal gold bars for you in exchange for a significant amount of money. After that you started getting in touch with an old friend of yours who works in a foundry house until you got his full trust and got him into the game. Ready! Complete money laundering, you would exchange the money with the bandits' gold and take the gold to be melted, while the bandits would take the money on the black market which after passing through there would be practically impossible for the police to track them down. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You're just guessing things again, do you have any proof that this really happened? (judge)Bookmark here

-Your honor, my friend Souta and I went after the tests. Just yesterday we got in touch with these “brilliant bandits” and were arrested by them, but thanks to that we got some evidence, I ended up taking a tape recorder and recorded a conversation we had with the bandit who was watching the cell. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-UAOHHHHH! This is amazing. Ryu is really the guy! (Souta)Bookmark here

-The boy really has talent Akemi. (Yosuke)Bookmark here

-Yes. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Has he come into contact with Japan's biggest precious metal bandits? (person 1)Bookmark here

-That's quite a feat. (person 2)Bookmark here

-Could you show us the conversation you had? (judge)Bookmark here

-Clear. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki presses the button to run the recording.Bookmark here


Everyone in the room is stunned by the sound.Bookmark here

-What is that? (person 3)Bookmark here

-Looks like someone is screaming in pain while being killed. (person 4)Bookmark here

-What could make that terrible sound? It even sounds like the end of the world. (person 5)Bookmark here

-Hmmmmm, I'm not remembering that... what could it be? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Souta... by chance... (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Yes... it's Ryu's snoring, it was thanks to that sound that we managed to escape from prison. (Souta)Bookmark here

-That's impressive in a lot of ways. (Yosuke)Bookmark here

-Mr Ryusaki could you skip this dark sound and go straight to the conversation? (judge)Bookmark here

-Oh, of course! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

“-Yeah, I imagine, but I didn't know I needed as many people as bodyguards to go to the black market. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Idiot. Of course, you need to, that place is very dangerous even for the biggest in the business. (bandit)"Bookmark here

-Ohhhhh, he actually managed to record the conversation with the bad guy. (person 1)Bookmark here


-Actually, while Souta and I were there, we didn't notice any presence of the gold bars. Of course they could have hidden it somewhere else, so I went looking for notes while we were on the run and ended up finding amounts of money that match the amounts stolen by corruption. Here is your honor. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki hands the paper over for the judge to look at and he notices something strange.Bookmark here

-On the values ​​side, there are other numbers written. It even looks like a phone number. (judge)Bookmark here

-And even?! And why don't you try calling to see? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-That's ridiculous! Demanding that the most important person in this room take a chance by calling a full number... (lawyer)Bookmark here

TUM TUM TUMBookmark here

-AHHHHHH HE IS ALREADY DIALING! (attorney)Bookmark here

The judge's cell phone starts calling the number, when in the middle of all that silence in the room.Bookmark here


-Looks like someone is calling you Daniel, why don't you answer? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Daniel breaks out in a cold sweat.Bookmark here

-Dani-boy? Did something happen to you? It even looks like you saw a ghost. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Haaaa, looks like he's really the damned in this! (Souta)Bookmark here

-THAT... (Daniel)Bookmark here

Daniel starts looking at the court, everyone is staring at him.Bookmark here

-That's not... it's nothing... (Daniel)Bookmark here

Everyone was looking contemptuously towards Daniel.Bookmark here

-NOT THAT YOU ARE THINKING!! (Daniel)Bookmark here

-That's right, Your Honor. Who doesn't guarantee that he wrote this himself? Besides, if what he says is the truth, where is the absurd amount of gold that should have been in the witness's possession? (attorney)Bookmark here

-True, I can't end the trial with just this evidence. I need the gold to be able to do this. (judge)Bookmark here


-Oh! The gold? I know where he hid it. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-What?... (Daniel)Bookmark here


-Hmm hmm! (judge)Bookmark here

-I'm sorry, I got carried away. (policeman)Bookmark here

-And by any chance, is the gold with you right now? (judge)Bookmark here

-No, but like I said, I know where he's hiding. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Unfortunately Ryu, the court is almost at the end of its time. How do you plan on getting all these people to the site with so little time left? (judge)Bookmark here

-Damn he's right. Transporting so many people like that is insane. (Yosuke)Bookmark here

-Yes. He needs everyone present here to be on site to check all this out. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Then? (judge)Bookmark here

-Do not worry. I have everything prepared. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

People inside the courtroom started to step outside and found a school bus waiting at the entrance.Bookmark here

-YOU TAKED!! (driver)Bookmark here

-Oiiiiii! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-How did you get it? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-He said he would give 200 dollars if he took people to a place. (Souta)Bookmark here

-But he's not even getting how he's going to pay for it? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Hey, with the gold we find, what else would I pay? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Inside the bus heading towards the predestined location.Bookmark here

-Frankly, this is the first time I've seen someone take all the people on the jury out of court. (Yosuke)Bookmark here

-Mine too. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-You were right, this child is really special. (Yosuke)Bookmark here


-Well... in your own way. (Yosuke)Bookmark here

-Yes... (Akemi)Bookmark here

After 10 minutes of travel.Bookmark here

-We're here! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-But this is... (judge)Bookmark here

-It's Yamato's company. (attorney)Bookmark here

Ryusaki took everyone inside the building. All the people who were there began to look strange for not knowing why so many people were entering. They needed to go up to the fourteenth floor, but not everyone could fit in the elevator.Bookmark here

-Ahhhh ahhhhh ahhhhh. What a great idea huh Ryu... taking 14 flights of stairs. (Souta)Bookmark here

-You wanted me to do what? The elevator was already full. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-This kid... I'm already 60 years old on my back... before I get to the floor I'll be gone a long time... (judge)Bookmark here

-That insolent one pays me. (attorney)Bookmark here

The torture lasted until they finally reached the fourteenth floor. Everyone started watching the recording studio.Bookmark here

-Ohhhh, there are some pretty crazy objects here. (person 1)Bookmark here

-This place is so beautiful. (person 2)Bookmark here

-So Ryu... hey! Where are you going? (Souta)Bookmark here

Everyone starts looking at Ryusaki as he walks towards the wall.Bookmark here

TUM TUM TUMBookmark here

He hits her with his fingers.Bookmark here

-Hmm, as I suspected. It is not hollow. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Huh? (Souta)Bookmark here

Ryusaki now walks towards a bunch of objects and from inside them takes a sledgehammer.Bookmark here

-It's time for a dick!! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here


Ryusaki makes the move with his arms and hits the sledgehammer on the wall, however it wasn't hard enough.Bookmark here

-Uiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, it's harder than I thought. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here


-POLICES WALK UP AND CATCH THIS IDIOT! (attorney)Bookmark here

-Ryu... why are you doing this? (Maki)Bookmark here

-I'm an idiot who always causes problems. I am a nuisance to the people around me...Bookmark here

The police who were advancing towards Ryusaki are blocked by Akemi, Souta and Yosuke.Bookmark here

-But even so, they continue to help me, even causing so many problems they don't abandon me. So it doesn't matter if you think you're a nuisance or anything like that, because we'll never leave you. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki tries one more time and makes the wall crack a little. Right now Maki-chan was unsure what to believe. Was she really a nuisance or was she someone important to these people? The police manage to get through the barrier by knocking them to the ground.Bookmark here

-STOP IT SOON! (Daniel)Bookmark here

-RYUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! (Souta)Bookmark here


Ryusaki hits the wall hard causing it to fall apart and raise dust all over the place. At that moment Maki felt something, her dead expression was gone forever, what Ryu had knocked down was not just a wall, but all Maki's worries that kept her from moving forward. The wall in front of her was finally torn down and the person who did it was right in front of her.Bookmark here

-Cough, cough, cough... (Souta)Bookmark here

As the dust settled, everyone looked ahead and were impressed by what they saw. A pile of gold bars that must have weighed 3 tons was glowing inside the wall.Bookmark here

-So... it was true... (lawyer)Bookmark here

-How... HOW DO YOU DES... (Daniel)Bookmark here

A bunch of cops grabbed Daniel and stopped him from moving.Bookmark here

-Mr Ryusaki, how did you know that the gold bars would be here? (judge)Bookmark here

-Well, that was easy, as this company is perfect for hiding these types of things, since there are several trucks unloading loads all day, if one of these loads were gold, no one would suspect. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-But how did you find the exact location that Daniel would hide inside the company? (judge)Bookmark here

-Well, a couple of days ago I came back here after running away from Maki-chan's house. It was fine at night, there shouldn't be anyone here at that time, but Daniel was there, I found that a little suspicious. He said he was just putting away some hoods, but that sure was just a made-up excuse in case someone came and saw him, because what he was really doing was waiting for the load the glowing bandits were bringing. He helped me dry me off and when we were talking I leaned against the wall to rest, that's when I noticed she looked more fragile than the others, so I checked and saw that she was hollow. This was the perfect place to hide all the gold. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

- A hollow wall? Strangely enough, I'm sure everything here has been screened for safety so the building doesn't fall. (Butler)Bookmark here

-You're right, that wall wasn't hollow. But remember what I said, Daniel has been waiting for this moment for a long time, he must have had enough time to gradually open a space inside this wall while no one was looking. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki walked over to Daniel who was being held down.Bookmark here

-You planned very well, I'm really impressed. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-How do you... why? I thought you liked me, that we had a bond... WERE YOU JUST FOOLING ME?! (Daniel)Bookmark here

-HAHAHAHHAHHAAHAH! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki gets very close to Daniel and speaks softly into his ears so that only he can hear.Bookmark here

-It really doesn't feel so good when your own poison turns against you, doesn't it? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Daniel was in shock, he was lured into a trap from the start. This time he was the prey and was the prey of someone he least suspected. (Daniel)Bookmark here

I see, this is all facade, he just pretended to be an idiot around me so I could let my guard down... (Daniel)Bookmark here

"-Do not worry. As I said we're on Yamato's tail, so soon, we'll find evidence against him and arrest him. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-So you mean it was him? (Daniel)Bookmark here

-Yes, as I said, my friends are very suspicious of him and they usually don't get their intuition wrong, it's only a matter of time before we arrest him. (Ryusaki)"Bookmark here

I see, that was all front too. He made me believe that they were after Yamato, besides, he made me believe that everyone was on his tail and that it would set me free, since the only one with me was him... and I didn't suspect at all that this idiot could catch me. In the end, I was just a mouse running straight into the snake's mouth. (Daniel)Bookmark here

In the end, the police took Daniel away.Bookmark here

-Hunt huff. All right, it looks like we now have enough evidence to end this trial. I as responsible for this judgment, I find Daniel guilty of the corruption done, and I also find Maki-chan innocent. (judge)Bookmark here


Ryusaki jumps for joy at having managed to exonerate Maki-chan.Bookmark here

-Now you don't have to worry about anymore... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki was suddenly embraced by Maki. She hides her face with Ryusaki's body, apparently she was crying and didn't want anyone to see.Bookmark here

-Thanks Ryu... really... thank you... (Maki)Bookmark here

-Hahahahaha! No need to thank me, don't you remember what I said before? We are friends, no matter what happens we will always be by your side. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Maki-chan stops hiding her face and looks towards Ryusaki, she was extremely happy for what Ryusaki told her.Bookmark here

-Ryuu! I love you! (Maki)Bookmark here

At that moment Ryusaki felt a pang in his heart, as if he had been hit by an arrow. Then, suddenly, he picks her up in his lap. Maki chan shows a little embarrassment on her face.Bookmark here

-Ryu... (Maki)Bookmark here

He starts walking, taking her with him to the exit of the building.Bookmark here

-Where do you think you are going (Souta and Akemi)Bookmark here

Ryusaki is stopped by his friends and asked where he planned to take Maki-chan.Bookmark here

-I'll just take her to play. Hahahahahaha. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-And where do you plan to take her to play? (Souta and Akemi)Bookmark here

Ryusaki's expression turned extremely serious at this point.Bookmark here

-To my room. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Then, after he answers that, the two punch Ryusaki and knock him unconscious to the ground.Bookmark here

-Come on Maki, don't get any closer to that kind of guy. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Yes, try to stay away from strangers. (Souta)Bookmark here

After a while, they take Maki-chan and her butler back to her house.Bookmark here

-Thank you very much for helping you. (Butler)Bookmark here

-No need for us to thank you. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-If you don't mind, would you like some tea? (Butler)Bookmark here

-Unfortunately there's someone waiting for us. We promised to go see him now. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I see, so I hope that another time when you are free I can serve you tea to your liking. (Butler)Bookmark here

-Very well, we can't keep this person waiting too long, so we're already going. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Ryuu, wait! (Maki)Bookmark here

Everyone who was leaving stops and looks at Maki-chan.Bookmark here

-I need to tell you something, but I just wanted to tell you. Then you could come up to my room with me. (Maki)Bookmark here

-For me... (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Souta and Akemi look with scary and murderous eyes at Ryusaki, if he was planning to do anything cute they would kill him.Bookmark here

-Relax, I won't do anything. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki follows Maki-chan and enters her room.Bookmark here

-So what did you want to talk about? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-I didn't thank you right, you risked your life to save me, so... (Maki)Bookmark here

Maki sits on her bed with her face a little redder than usual.Bookmark here

-You can order anything you want for me and I'll do it. (Maki)Bookmark here

-Hm? Hahahahahahahahahahaha! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Which? Why are you laughing? I didn't tell you that you can do it... (Maki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki starts walking towards her sitting on the bed. Maki is a little more apprehensive to see him walking towards her and closes her eyes. When he gets close to her, he stretches his arm and puts it on top of her head, petting her.Bookmark here

-Huh?... (Maki)Bookmark here

-I think you still don't understand. I acted like that because you seemed too preoccupied with things and when I did those things it seemed like I could make you forget about your worries. Also, I didn't risk my life expecting something in return, as I told you before, now and in the future, I will always be by your side when you need help. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Those words stayed in his mind. She would never forget what he said. Ryusaki starts walking out of the room, but before leaving he turns and says something to Maki-chan.Bookmark here

-I hope you recover soon, because I'll be looking forward to seeing you on stage again. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Hmmmmff! Who do you think you're talking to?! It can wait, soon Maki-chan will be back to the top. (Maki)Bookmark here

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