Chapter 5:

Spy x Communist

I’m in love with a Chinese Nationalist [Part 2]

Now that the final exams have finished, all there is to do is wait till March so we can graduate. It has been getting more and more stressful for me, thinking about moving away from my parents. Even more, moving to another country.

Now that I actually have freedom, it is time to dive into the mystery surrounding my father.

“From my current knowledge, he has been coming back home late for a good time now. He seems rather flustered every time he returns, with the excuse he's just very exhausted from working so late.” I explained to Lei Mei.

“Mhm. Mhm.” She replied as she noted things down.

“I think we should attempt to track him down. Follow his steps from work.”

“But Taji, where do we find the time to do that? He only works during the week when we have classes, so we won't be able to follow him.”

“This is true, so I was thinking of just skipping school for a day to carry out this investigation.”

“What? Are you stupid? You only just managed to get the respect needed from people and good grades. Now you want to ruin it by skipping school? Furthermore, involve me in this? Sorry Taji, but I will not sacrifice my standards and my reputation for this matter.”

“I expected this, so plan 2 is to just go to his workplace after school and wait for him to leave the office since he finishes later than we do.”

Lei Mei stared at me with a terrifying expression.

“What's wrong?”

“Taji, you bring out the worst in me sometimes.”

“I don’t get it. What did I do?”

“Why is your plan 2 more logical and efficient than your first one?”

“It is? This is only assuming he goes to the office!”

“Where else would he go? If he's going home late, that means he is potentially doing something after work. So he would have to go to work to keep making an income during the day, right?”

“Now that you’re saying it, this makes a lot of sense. You’re right, haha.”

“You’re full of surprises, Taji.”

“Is that a bad thing?”

“No, not at all. Give me more pleasure to explore you more,” she replied as she patted my head.

Sometimes I feel like I’m more of her pet than anything, but it doesn’t feel like it did with Sawa. I wonder how she’s doing. Haven’t heard anything from her and she has been doing a pretty good job of avoiding me at school. Maybe for the best.

“Let’s go to my dad’s office after work.”

“Sounds good to me.”




As soon as school ended, I dragged Lei Mei out to my father's office. We put on a disguise and camped out near the office entrance. I made Lei Mei wear a nice French beret, sunglasses, and a large trench coat. I wore a beanie with glasses and a baseball jacket. This should make us harder to be identified by my dad, I hope so at least.

The sun was starting to set, and the temperature was slowly dropping along with it. There is still no sign of my father, or even anyone else getting out of the office. The clocks hit 5 pm. Some people have started to leave the office now. Unfortunately, still no sign of my father.

“How long does he work? I’m going to end up falling asleep before he gets out.” I complained to Lei Mei.

“Taji, it’s normal for office workers to stay for overtime. It’s just the standard work life.” She replied.

“Wow, this is such a sad life, they really expect us to grow up and agree to this?”

“Not optional, you have to adapt to it.

“What a horrible world we live in…”

Thanks to our idle chat, we managed to wait out enough time for my father to leave the office. We hid behind some bushes and began our spying mission.

Father began walking off to the car park, he does indeed drive a car. Everything is normal here. However, this is an issue, we have no way to travel after the car on foot quickly.

“What now then Taji? How do you expect us to go after him?” Lei Mei questioned.

“Well… I didn’t think of this at all. I forgot he even drove a car.”

“I must say, I am impressed by your lack of competence sometimes. You seem to know what you’re doing and then… you just don’t. Quite fascinating.”

I proved my worth here. So embarrassing. I need to come up with a plan ASAP. I looked around the entire premise and noticed a few taxis were waiting on the side.

“I hope that you have some money on you, we’re going to need it.”

“Huh? What are you talking about?”

“You’ll see. Come on, we have no time to lose.”

I grabbed Lei Mei by her hand and ran over to the taxi.

Lei Mei got into the taxi fully red and silent. She said no word nor did she look at me. Quite an unusual reaction from her.

“Where are we going?” The taxi driver asked.

“Can you follow that car from a bit of a distance?” I requested while pointing over at my father's car.

“This isn’t some movie where you come in and the taxi driver just does whatever crazy stuff you request. My job doesn’t specify that I should participate in stalking.”

“Ah… See I assumed that this would work because of action movies, hahaaaa…”

“Why do you want to follow that car?”

“It’s my father. He has been acting a bit fishy recently, so we wanted to see what he was up to after work.”

“I see, I see. Well, I’ll submit to your request, however, it will require paying a little extra.”

“That’s ok.”

Lei Mei suddenly returned to earth and said, “Extorting money from minors because they want to go after their father? That doesn’t seem too good. Both ways that you look at it, it’s not that good, so shall we both just treat this as a normal lift for two children going to meet their father?”

“Fine, fine, I’ll follow him. Stop making this harder than it is.”

“Thank you, driver.”

Lei Mei is really amazing. How did she think of this? I must be either really stupid or she must be really smart.

The taxi followed the car, we drove for quite a while before we finally came to a halt. I looked over to see what was happening. It seems that my father had parked at a hotel. I guess this is the location.

“Lei Mei pay and I’ll go follow. I’ll send the coordinates so you can catch up when I’m there.”

“Excuse me? Why am I the one paying?”

“I’ll repay you later, hurry, we don't have time to lose.”

“I can’t believe you Taji but get going. I’ll get over it soon.”

“Thank you, my beloved. I’ll be waiting for you.”

I ran off leaving Lei Mei in the taxi.