Chapter 23:

Chapter 23


Friday 10/16/20 01:03.Bookmark here

-Looks like we didn't find anything. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yes. I think we'd better go back to rest, we have to be in a good mood for today's meeting. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-OK. (Souta)Bookmark here

Bush BushBookmark here

-Wait. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-What's it? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Did you hear that noise? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Did you hear something? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Don't make sudden movements, I think we're being spied on. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi and Souta turn against the bush in order to make the person not notice that they have noticed their presence.Bookmark here

-What are we going to do now? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Let's lose her and then we'll hide to watch her from afar. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-I see, so this time we will be the ones watching in the dark. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yes. Let's take this path. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi and Souta turn right. The person watching them follows them, but when he sees them he loses sight of them, they are out of sight. He begins to make moves that show his confusion with the situation he was in.Bookmark here

-So is that person? (Souta)Bookmark here

-It seems so. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-But what will we do? He's masked, we don't know who he might be. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Looks like we'll have to capture him. (Akemi)Bookmark here

The observer seemed to be cautious with the situation, for him the safest thing was to get out of there as soon as possible.Bookmark here

-UOHHHHHHH! How sleepy, looking for clues really tiring. (Souta)Bookmark here

The observer notices Souta's presence again and starts following him, it looked like Souta was walking back to the hotel, but he was luring him into a trap. When the observer passes by the side of a dark alley, Akemi comes out of it and attacks him, in an attempt to capture him. However it seems that he had noticed his presence at the last moment and dodges his blows.Bookmark here

Damn it! (Akemi)Bookmark here

He then starts running to get away from the two.Bookmark here

-We can't let him get away. Let's go! (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi and Souta run after the fugitive, until leaving the city a little, he had entered a forest full of bushes hindering the passage and vision.Bookmark here

-Don't let him escape Souta. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Souta was in the front running hard to capture him, but suddenly, unable to see what was in front of him, he hit his head on something.Bookmark here

-Ahhhhhh. What a pain. (Souta)Bookmark here

When he looks to see what it was, he sees Ryu.Bookmark here

-What are you doing here? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Did you manage to catch him? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-No unfortunately he slipped out of sight. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Uh, Ryu? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Ahhhhhh damn! What a pain. Wait are you guys? Please help me. He's chasing me! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-He who? (Souta)Bookmark here

-THE MONSTER! (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Huh? Forget about it, did you see anyone running where you came from? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Not. But that doesn't matter, you have to run away with me, he could still be here. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Look Ryu, we don't have time to keep telling you that monsters don't exist. OK? So excuse us. (Souta)Bookmark here

Ryusaki grabs Souta's hand, preventing him from chasing forward.Bookmark here

- Let me show you something. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Back at the hotel they were in, Ryusaki shows them the broken locker.Bookmark here

-So from the story you told us, the monster was hiding inside the closet waiting for you, so it broke down and started running after you? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yes. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-This is ridiculous. It was just a costumed human, he could have broken the closet and run after you. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I don't think that's possible. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Why you say that? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Look. This cabinet is made of reinforced wood, that is, it would need superhuman strength to be able to break it like this. Also, there don't seem to be any marks from tool blows that might have helped him break the closet and the cracks are recent. So, the closet was intact until the moment he broke it. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-I understand. (Souta)Bookmark here

-This is very strange, a person watching us and the monster ambushing us in our own room. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Are you suspicious of Marie? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ahhnnnn?? She helped us, why would we be suspicious of her? (Souta)Bookmark here

-I'm afraid to say that, Souta, but maybe she's not the person she appears to be. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-You too... are you suspicious of her? (Souta)Bookmark here

-The monster knew which room we were in. The only person who knew which room we would be staying in was her. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-But he could always be here. Maybe this was his resting place and, for our misfortune, it was the place we ended up staying. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Following your logic, Marie could know he was here, so she reserved this room for us. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Why are you saying that? She wanted to help us, she wants people from outside to have a pleasant stay in this city. (Souta)Bookmark here

-This could all be her deception for us not to suspect. I've worked in this field for a few years now and I can tell you that the culprit may be closer to you than you think, pretending to be your friend, tricking you and using you. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Souta looks down, he starts to take a deep breath and returns to normal.Bookmark here

-I'm sorry, I was nervous about nothing. I will keep what you said in mind. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Do not worry. Now the question is... where are we going to sleep? (Akemi)Bookmark here

-The monster knows we're here. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Yes, it's really too dangerous to stay here, what are you going to do Ryu? (Akemi)Bookmark here

Ryusaki ended up not being tired and was sleeping peacefully in his bed.Bookmark here

-Seriously, wasn't he the person most worried about the monster? (Souta)Bookmark here

-Hahahahaha. Really, there are times when you can't understand what he does. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Friday 10/16/20 07:48.Bookmark here

The sun begins to penetrate through the glass window, making Akemi feel uncomfortable and wake up, when she opens her eyes she realizes she wasn't in her bed. In front of him was Ryusaki sleeping peacefully.Bookmark here

QUEEEEEE!!? HOW DID IT END TO HAPPEN? (Akemi)Bookmark here

She ended up going to Ryusaki's bed while she slept and lay down on top of his arm.Bookmark here

I can't believe I did this! I have to get out of here ASAP before he wakes up! (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi knew it was better for her to get out of there as soon as possible. However she couldn't, she was admiring Ryusaki's sleeping face, she was staring at him with a passionate gaze and her lips were more and more thirsty to touch Ryusaki's lips. Gradually she was getting closer to his face, when she got close she could only focus on the lips and see how they were vibrant red, making her get more and more lost. She was getting closer, getting closer and closer, she was almost kissing him.Bookmark here

-What are you doing? (Souta)Bookmark here

With a simple sentence Souta managed to make Akemi become conscious again. She jumps in despair out of Ryusaki's bed and jumps right into hers, hiding under the covers.Bookmark here

-No-Nothingaaa! I wasn't doing anything! (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Ahhhhhhh. Quite frankly. Hey do you wake up soon? (Souta)Bookmark here

Souta lifts the cushion of the bed, knocking Ryusaki to the ground and making him wake up.Bookmark here

-Uhnnn... is it time to go to school yet? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-What school what? We are going to look for the devil. Let's get up! (Souta)Bookmark here

-Nooooooo, I want to go to school. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-You only say that when it's convenient, don't you? (Souta)Bookmark here

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-Hmmmm. (Souta and Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-I'm sorry! I'm really sorry! (Marie)Bookmark here

-It's okay, no need to worry. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I really didn't know he could be hiding inside a hotel waiting for them. If that even crossed my mind I would think better of a safe place for you to sleep. (Marie)Bookmark here

-Don't worry, after all, you couldn't have known where he was, right? (Akemi)Bookmark here

Marie is a little uncomfortable with Akemi's statement.Bookmark here

-Ehhh... I had no way of knowing. (Marie)Bookmark here

After Marie's answer, a silence was imposed in the room, she felt the pressure that the gazes of the three imposed on her.Bookmark here

-I'll go down, I'll wait for you in the lobby. (Marie)Bookmark here

Marie leaves the room leaving them alone.Bookmark here

-What do you think? (Souta)Bookmark here

-I can't say for sure, but continuing to let her guide us all the time is like helping your enemy to trap you. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-I think that too. If she sets up a dead-end ambush, it will be the end for us. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I really didn't want it to go that far, but I have something for us. (Akemi)Bookmark here

Akemi opens a suitcase she brought with her, inside it was a Taurus 24/7 pistol (usually used by the police).Bookmark here

-I do not believe this. Are we really going to carry something like that? (Souta)Bookmark here

-You hold it like this, here it is locked, now it is unlocked, adem with it locked for your safety. So you remove the ammo, now just reload and you have full ammo again. She has 15 bullets per ammo, in addition to reaching a range of 15 meters. Remember, only use it in really necessary cases, because it is a life that will receive a bullet, be one hundred percent sure that the only option is that before shooting. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-She's heavier than I thought... unlocked, locked, ammo, and pull the trigger. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-And you Akemi? I'm only seeing two here. (Souta)Bookmark here

-I'm already carrying mine with me. It's an old Python, it comes with a 357 magnum caliber, they're great to handle, and their reloading is quick and easy to do. I got it from my mother who was a police officer. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-She liked that style of weapon? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yeah, she was great with her. She was the one who taught me to shoot her. However, my mother took many lives with that weapon and also lost hers with one of those. So, I know how dangerous a weapon can be, so be careful. (Akemi)Bookmark here

-Right. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

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