Well... I'm trying out something new. On cheerwine reborn's request, enjoy!
This takes place after Neuro leaves and goes off page from there :P
Disclaimer: I don't own MTNN.
I stared out the window of the crowded bus at the brooding clouds.
Sai.... the phantom thief.
The one person who eluded me. I could see down all other criminals intentions. They were so easy, so... predictable.
I was jerked out of my thoughts as the run down bus lurched to a stop.
"Last stop, last stop, everyone off."
Only a small scared looking child and two old women got off with me. The empty bus drove away, leaving me at the edge of a small town I knew as Orimako.
I felt a small tug on my blue skirt and looked down, two large brown eyes stared back, the little girl.
"Are you the famous detective, Katsuragi Yako?"
I nodded and smiled pleasantly and the girls features lit up.
"Wow! My bro follows aaaallll of your cases, he says he's gonna be just like you when he grows up!"
I bent down and ruffled her brown hair. "Really? Well, tell him I'm behind him all the way."
The girl nodded as I stood back up. "Will do."
I smiled again. "See ya."
I waved as I walked away from them, away from the road, into the forest.
I breathed in deep as I made my way between the trees.
It smelled like rain, I hadn't thought to bring an umbrella. I groaned as I shoved two bamboo shoots apart so I could walk between them.
Then I reached it, a small clearing.
It had been five years, but I felt like I had been there only yesterday.
I walked over to a lone tree standing in the middle of the clearing.
It had only been a sapling when Godai had helped me plant it, but five years had done a lot to help it, it was now twice as tall as me and thick enough that no matter how hard you kicked at it, it didn't budge.
I pressed my hand to the bark and leaned against the tree.
"Hello, Sai." I whispered. "Did you miss me?"
I just stood there, waiting for an answer that would never come, trying to understand the heart I never would.
It started raining.
I stared at the sky, the rain was calming.
I sighed and turned around.
"I'll come and visit you again." My voice was hoarse from not being used. "I promise."
I waded back through the forest, making my way to the bus, to the office.
Godai would have clients lining up by the minute now.
I started back, never even dreaming that the last person I expected waited there, and that he was going to lead me on the weirdest adventure, and that, on that adventure, I would meet the one person I thought I would never meet again.
Sai, the phantom thief, Neuro, the puzzle eater.... the two who interested me most... the two I never thought I would see again.
WOAH! Dude, I just let the story take me and.... Amazing-ness. Hope you like it so far Cheer, think of this as a prologue.