Hello everyone! It has been like….a year or two since I wrote anything so I'm a bit rusty but I hope you will all still enjoy my stories. I will be continuing and hopefully finishing this piece this time so hope you all enjoy!
The steam rose from my bowl of noodles and scattered into the air. I heaved a long sigh and split my pair of chopsticks. It's been over two weeks since the incident and it's been two weeks since I had a life. I couldn't remember the last time I had slept either. 'Up all night partying with the text books,' damn I am such a keener. This case has been the blood clot in my brain that distorted my nerve patterns and was about to give me a seizure. I must have check through enough medical texts to fill a floor of a small library but none of the illnesses seemed to be the perfect match. I had even considered combination and poison canceling effects but still, nothing was giving me the fit I'm looking for to this case. Maybe that was the reason to why I was becoming so obsessed with this case. Wilson, who sat across the table from me, had a smile across his face as he sucked his noodles up like a vacuum…a loud one at that.
"Yuh worg nuu garg," he spoke through his gorging.
"Swallow before you talk," I in disgust.
(Gulp) "You work too hard," he repeated.
"I like it that way," I replied as I stabbed my chopsticks into the bowl harshly, closing my eyes to protect it from the few drops of soup that flew up.
Wilson raised a brow with a chuckle. "Right, you're a man who enjoys misery. "
"Shut up and eat…"I rolled my eyes.
"Don't you know the saying curiosity killed the cat? You're going to kill yourself if you keep this up."
"Don't worry cat's have nine lives."
Wilson gave a shrug and dove back into his meals.
I looked about the room. The small noodle house looked almost like a cheap bar. Couple small tables scattered about the room with a ring table in middle where we were sitting. A total of 3 TV's, 2 small ones in the back and one large one in the middle, added to the background noises. From the outside, it looked like an old Edo era shack. Paint was starting to peel from the walls and cracks from age can be seen in some of the wooden tables and stools. The taste was the one thing that never changed though. Maybe that's why I kept coming back to this place...for the last 30years...consumer loyalty, damn geezer, the fox knows how to do business.
"Jesus doc, I haven't seen you like this since the Orcan case in 96," the owner and chef said after finishing up the last order and giving it to his daughter who was the lone waitress of the restaurant.
"…sigh…doumo(Thanks),"I said sarcastically.
The owner nodded with concerns. "Sounds serious this time," he said, dumping another serving of noodles in to my bowl, "That one's on the house, you take it easy doc."
"I'm not going to give you more tips for that," I said looking up from my food.
"He says thanks, Gen-san," Wilson added.
"Haha, you little bastard. You never change do you," the old man laughed.
"You get what you see," I nudged my chin and took a sip of the soup.
TV: "Another name had been added to the list of missing people today. The name of the victim is Sasamori Kaori and was last seen leaving her friend's home around 11:45pm near the Touto area. The friends say Sasamori was just the average girl and they can't imagine who could have been after her. Several other missing reports were announced in the past week. Police say these cases may be related and are investigating accordingly."
"It's a scary world we live in," the owner raised his brows.
"Spooky spooky," Wilson followed.
"When the sun goes down, good kids go home. If you're bad, you get punished. That's all there is to it," I said plainly with a shrug.
"You know, you're quite a sadistic character," Wilson chuckled.
"I'll take that as a compliment," I said.
TV: This was Suzumiya Ai reporting, you're watching NHK news, thank you. (Music)
"Well, I hate to do this to ya but I gotta kick you out for tonight," Gen slapped a hand against my back, giving out a loud echo in the small restaurant, "I promised some friends for Mah Jung tonight and I promised them I'd be right over after I closed this place."
I got up with a grunt, rubbing the now sore area of my back, "I'm sure they MADE you go," I spoke reluctantly, "I swear that game is going to be the death of you."
"Don't jinx my luck, I've been on a roll these few nights. Lady luck is finally giving me her blessings after all these years."
"haha, well take it easy Gen-san, thanks for the food," Wilson waved opening the door.
"Come again some time," Gen called from behind as we closed the door.
It was still early in the night. But then, the concept of early for a man who don't sleep until he sees the sun rising is probably different from normal people. "I think I'm going to walk home from here," I told Wilson.
"Aight, guess I'll see you tomorrow then," Wilson waved once to me and headed to opposite direction toward the train station.
It was a clear night sky. The moon appeared to shine extra bright to me for some reason that night. "Well there's something you don't see every day," I smirked, noticing the lone star dimly glowing next to it. The Tokyo lights weren't exactly the best conditions for star gazing you know. It felt so peaceful. So calming. There was no way, even for a man such as myself, to prepare for the spirals of events that was about to occur. At the time, all that was on my mind was the stacks of books that was still unchecked.
As though on cue, both my phone and my pager went off at exactly 7:05 the following morning. I answered the phone as I glimpsed at my pager. I believe my first words were somewhere along the lines of...What the !*$#? &^$ *&$ is this?
AN: For those of you that does not know what I mean by an arc fiction…
I will be writing this story in arcs. Each arc will be written based on the first person POV of a character in the story. I will not be writing from Inuyasha or Kagome's point of view but the center of the story will still revolve around the two. In other words, this is a story that pieces together the information and experiences from the people around the two main characters and ultimately give the complete picture of the sequences of events.
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