The rain lightens up leaving nothing but the bugs that hum filling the night. The streetlights being the sole lights. Our escapade proceeding as we must find our next suspect. With the moon shining so brightly, Clair de lune comes to mind.
"Is this it?"
Eva points to a house with his name out on the front.
We walk up to the front door. We hear a pile of plates crash.
"Hello are you ok in there?!"
Eva tries to knock on the door. The door cries out as it slowly pries open. A warm breeze pushes against us. The inside of the home was almost pitch black. Excluding a light coming from the kitchen.
There's noise also coming from in there. It stops for a moment and then he talks.
"Ah! Sorry about that... Come right in!"
We make our way to the kitchen. He's sitting at his table one hand on the other one under the table. A small light swings from above showing parts of his figure. Mostly shrouded in darkness I speak.
"So... You're Rean?"
"Yea, that's me. What do you need Detective?"
"We're investigating a missing book for a man named Yu. If you would so kindly let us see if you have misplaced it in your home, we would be so grateful."
"Detective, I suggest you make this quick. I'm a busy man with a full plate if that already weren't apparent."
His other hand comes from under the table. He has a gun. British Brass, Cannon Barrel, .45 Caliber Flintlock it has a nice look to it and can do some damage depeding on who's holding it. But it's about 20 years dated meaning they must have had it lying around from a family member or some acquaintance. They have a stern face, but that doesn't hide how young they truly look. I continue to play along.
"Don't worry, it'll only be a few moments."
"I better hope so..."
The kitchen itself isn't that big. It will be the only place I search because it's the only thing I need to search. I tap on the walls very lightly.
"Detective, why are you doing that?"
"Your close friend rose told me you have a hidden compartment somewhere hidden around here."
He clearly has no idea what I'm talking about. I tap on the pantry. It sounds like a wall. I go over to the glass ware. He seems relived. I inspect a glass cup.
"Rean, do you know the code to the safe?"
"Good. Eva open the pantry."
I throw the glass at his face. Stunning him for a period.
"Woah! Where's the aggression coming from?"
"I didn't mean to throw it that hard... Just open the pantry!"
Out falls Rean tied up and knocked out. The criminal at the table recovers a bit of his eyesight and tries to aim his gun at me.
"Oh no you don't!"
Eva grabs a bag of nuts and knocks it out of his hand. A round goes off while and scrapes my cheek.
"Ah, Aron are you ok?"
"Tis but a fleshwound!"
The criminal gets up from his chair and puts his fists up. He comes charging twoards me. I move to the right a little and he rams himself into the glass. I sweep the bottom of his foot causing him to fall on the floor.
I get onto his back grabbing his hands and putting them into my cuffs. Eva walks over and drops a bag of grains on his head.
"Eva! Was that really necessary?!"
"Oh...? I thought we were just causing chaos after he feel into all that glass!"
"I will admit I was a bit harsh, but that was just flat out crazy?"
She's trying to act all cute. What a demon... I wouldn't have it any other way.
"Congratulations on 5 years Aron- What... Happened here?"
Yu, Sara, and Rose are all here.
"Did we come at a bad time...?"
Yu looks around at the mess we made.
"Oh no! What did you to Rean?!"
He pushes me off the criminal and takes the bag of grains off his head.
"Oh... Rean my manga loving pal! Who could've done this to you?! Huh?""Yu... That's not me...."
He gets up and walks away from the criminal on the floor. Checking up to see if Rean is ok. From my quick analysis I didn't see anything immediately wrong with him. I do have one question though.
"Why are you all here?"
"Well, I gathered them to celebrate you being on the force for 5 years! I made up most of the problem and got you to solve it!"
Eva seems quite proud of herself. I would say I'm surprised, but...
"I could tell from the start."
"Eh?! You could?"
"If I couldn't we have bigger issues on our hands."
"Ha... I should've known. Why did you have to ruin all my hard work?!"
"No, no! I appreciate it, so was this criminal apart of your plans too?"
"Ehehe, if I said yes would you believe me?"
Yu is in awe.
"Wait... Is that Aho Girl Volume 6?!"
He goes back over to the criminal and sees that in his pocket laid the book that was at the center of the mystery.
"I missed you so much...!"
Tears fall from his face filled with joy in every drop.
"I didn't tell him that I gave his manga to Rean to make all his emotions authentic!"
"Well I guess we should celebrate with the cake?"
And with that... A very weird mystery came to a close with a very chaotic ending... Once more, Polevestian Dance Number 2 rings in my head. All is well.
"Hehehe... Aron you look so cute!"
My eyes open.
"I'm so proud how it came out!"
I get up from my resting position to see Eva dressed up as a weirdo. Spyral eyed glasses. Some white shirt with a long blue haired anime girl on it. A backpack with some poster sticking out of it.
"Let me just take a picture of you...!"
Is she drooling?!
"Eva what are you doing?"
I look down to see that I'm in a maid dress.
"WHAT?!""I put it on while you were sleeping!"
"This isn't a mystery I wanna solve!"
(Hey all, Bert here! All my paperwork is finally done... I'm Freeeeeeeee! That means I can finally play more Xenobla- I mean... Get my writings done in a reasonable time frame! Ahahaha... Hopefully you liked this short, short! And if you didn't the normal shorts will be back starting soon! Not for long, but that's not important right now hehehe. Anyways, I wonder what the Monday chapter will bring in store for these characters? Who knows?! Cuz I sure as hell don't!)