Disclaimer: I don't own MTNN. Nor do I own any Agatha Christie books [from which I've semi stolen-ahem-borrowed stories/characters]. However I do own any other characters I've made. So if you wanna make a story about/with them you'll have to ask me first. Seriously, no touchie.
Hello! And welcome to part two of Balance. Yep! I'm the same writer. I just can't access my account any more (-_-;). I apologize for the long wait. VERY long wait. RL issues and stuff. I'd rather not go into detail. However, I am merely returning to finish this story. Sorry, but I'm done writing after that. Well, fan fics anyway. I can't promise how fast updates will be, but I'll try my hardest. If this is your first time seeing this story, you'll have to start there. The link to it can be found under my favorite stories.
[Notes to reviews at bottom]
I've gotten the annoying habit of jumping whenever the telephone rings. The monster rarely made house calls anymore, so his main way of contacting me is by phone.
Which is why I'm always jumpy whenever it rings-this time being no exception.
I was surprised though, that it was Yako. She usually only visits, never calls.
"Hey, this is rare. Normally the monster calls and not you."
"Um, well...I actually called because I need a favor."
Well, at least doing stuff for Yako was easier than the tasks the monster gave me.
"Actually, I'm here. Is it ok if I come in?"
"Why are you asking? You know you're always welcome to visit. Did you come to play more video games?"
There was such a long pause on the other end I thought she'd lost signal.
"Godai, I am really sorry."
I had barely finished speaking when the door flung open.
The first to walk through was not Yako. *Cheh* I see she brought the monster with her.
And to my surprise two other people as well, the only one of which I recognized was the monster's sister Kira.
Yako glanced nervously about the room.
"So, what's the party for?"
I glared lightly at the two I didn't know, a man with glasses and a woman who seemed to be trying to kill me with her glare.
Instinctively my hand brushed the jade knife in my boot. While not threatening, I couldn't shake the feeling of danger from the two.
Kira smiled brightly as she trotted over to sit on the desk.
"I was wondering if you wanted to help with a little problem Yako is having."
"People trying to kill her to be precise."
My eye's narrowed. "These guys?" I pointed at the people who had come in with her;
"Oh, no. These guys are harmless. It's the East and South Generals."
My breath stopped for a second, more out of surprise than fear. Of course it had to be such a serious assignment. I glanced at Yako and couldn't quite hold hold back a deep sigh. "My territory may have grown a lot recently, but my people won't be able to take on both generals at once. Not to mention it'd be a long and bloody battle. Though I doubt that's what Yako had in mind."
Kira's grinned widened. "So you're in then?"
If it saved Yako...
"Yeah. I'm in. So, who are the stiffs with you guys?"
Kira looked blankly at Yako.
Yako's friends then?
"Th-they're...pls." Yako barely muttered.
"What? I can't hear your mumbling."
She took a deep breath.
"Yako." I could tell my voice was seriously soft. "Please tell me you are joking."
This got an immediate reaction from the female...cop.
"You think we like it either? If it wasn't for Yako I'd have you and your violence group in hand cuffs by now!"
My fingers tightened on the knife.
"My chivalrous organization and I have done nothing wrong-you have no grounds to arrest me. However a harassment suit against you would hold up pretty well in court."
"Yako-san! Are you sure you trust this guy?"
Now THAT irritated me. After all the freakin' crap I had gone through with Yako, all the times I'd put myself in danger to get her information, and all the times I was freakin' worried to death, or worked myself to the bone for her, and the bleeding cop wanted to know if she trusted me?
The knife my finger's had been turning white around stuck firm in the desk, the hand I didn't know I'd moved still grabbing it.
Both cops had guns pulled and aimed at me in an instant. Their reaction time was so slow it was a good thing I didn't throw it. I'd have a dead cop in my office to clean up.
"Godai, Usui-san, Todoroki-san, everyone please just calm down." Yako's voice was soft and calm, and it didn't escape me it was the same voice she used on criminals.
"You know this low-life well enough not to use honorifics?" The female cop's voice did not sound pleased.
"Don't worry, Godai's trust worthy. He's probably the second person I trust most in this world."
I couldn't help but smile a bit at that.
The cop did not. Instead, her frown deepened. "The first being the alie-I mean Nogami...-san?"
Yako squirmed a bit. Perhaps this cop wasn't all bad if she didn't like the monster.
I returned the knife to it's sheath, and the cops reluctantly lowered their guns.
"So," Kira's smile was back. "who wants to hear the plan?"
Notes2: I hope I can still write after so long. (-_-;)
soshi185 : My break went well. (^_^) Extremely busy and such, but well.
Thanks! Unfortunately my mind is a bit muddled on exactly what I was planning for this arc. So I'll just have to improvise in what I don't remember. (-_-)
I like that pairing a lot too. And Higuchi is going to be difficult. Like I said, I have a hard time juggling so many characters. Mostly because I force myself to be each one in each situation. Sorry you had to wait so long!
CornflowerBlue:It's very flattering you reread my story. (^_^) I hope it was worthy of your time. Ahahahahaha. Yep. Well, she goes by two different identities to Godai, so I'm going to have to figure out how to explain that. If she does at all, lol. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
.: Uwah. I'll see what I can do then. Thank you for reading and reviewing! Sorry for not writing for so long!
WickedlyMe: I'm so glad! (^_^) Thanks! I always love it when books and T.V. Shows and stuff all tie together. Hope I can pull it off. (-_-) Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! Sorry for not writing for so long!
GreyFitti: Thank you so much! I'm glad they seem IC! I always slightly worry about that... Ah, and I don't really change the mystery part too much, just how each person reacts to the mystery. I'm not smart enough to mess around with it. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!
Kurono-aijin: I'm so glad! Sorry it took so long to make her likeable. (-_-;) I'm not very good at adding characters. I hope she can continue to live up to your expectaions! Ahahahaha. That does sound like Kira. Thank you for reading and reviewing!
Rainbow Ninja Mizuki: Ahahahaha. You probably knew it wouldn't be Neuro right (^_-) Thank you for reading and reviewing!
7cupcake: You are totally right! Tis one of my fav TV shows! Sorry for not holding up my end of the bargin...but if you like you can suggest something for one of the chapters. I'll see if I can work it in. (^_^) [no promises tho, since I won't make characters go OOC or mess with the story's ending] I actually starting writing again because I saw your review. [Yes, I just checked reviews two days ago] Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!
Vampire-fetish15 : Sorry, I didn't update soon. I'm so glad you like it! Ahahahaha. I thought that would be a funny running joke. (^_^) Glad you liked it! Sorry you had to wait so long! Thank you for reading and reviewing!
Soshi185: Apparently I am, lol. While 7cupcake made me feel bad for not continueing my story [since I was a liar], your review made me inspired to continue. I hope you find this story even if I'm writing under a different name. Thank you so much for all you past comments. You were one of the regulars I always looked forward too. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!
Relinquishblue: I thank you for pointing it out to me, but it has been brought to my attention already. I left and A/N about it, but, well, most people don't read those. Thanks for pointing it out tho. (^_^) And thank you for reading and reviewing.
Sorcerousfang: I am so glad you enjoyed it! And that it was sleep-deprivation worthy. (^_^) I hope you continue reading! Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!
I LOVE that speech too! "Remember who's in your way! And then-AND THEN; do the smart thing. Let someone else try first." (^_^) Squeal worthy. Even if I did like David Tennant better.
Minirowan : I'm so glad you liked it! I LOVE Ishigaki's brothers. I'll have to plan an arc just for them. *sneaky* Thanks! I am a bit nervous about trying to advance Neuro first. But I think it would be most interesting this way, and Neuro is a possesive person...so I think I could make it work. Maybe he could "marry" for "power". *evil smile* Who knows. [don't hold me to that now. It's not a spoiler-just an idea] Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!
Anonymous: Why yes, yes it is. (^_^) Thank you for reading and reviewing.
Teru Kisuke:Uwah! Long comment! I love those! Greetings! And yes! They are rather similar! Lol. My means "9 Tailed Fox" [showing off my love of foxes] in Japanese.
Thank you so much! I rarely get commended for my writing style, which I always worry is childish. I'm so glad you liked it! I personally love writing in Kanae's style, and Isigaki's too-tho his is a bit difficult. I got the emotes idea from a text Isigaki sent in the anime. I hope Ishigaki/Todoroki's story turns out well!
I seriously do. Though I'm not sure why. I think Neuro would actually fight it less than Yako. He's just not really built for the idea, but not against it. While Yako would be the other way around. And Neuro's respect [which easily turns to love in humans] only grows with Yako, while Neuro's torture is always keeping Yako non-love focused.
I'm so glad you don't mind the slow pace! I really couldn't write it any other way tho. Neither of them would dare be pushed.
Mysteries are actually a pain to write. You have to have your facts straight and try to keep you clues clear-and realistic. Not an easy task, and it uses up WAY too much brain space. Mysteries I wrote myself are 10x so. So I'm glad someone is enjoying them. (^_^) But since I'm lazy [and I've been watching too much Leverage] I decided to try something a bit different. Hope you like it!
Thank you! She's one of my favorite characters, and my attribute of hers is her childishness. She's fun to play with.
Ahaha. I love long comments. Though they take a while to respond too, they take a while to write too, and it shows mow much you liked my fanfic.
*whispers*finish reading the manga...
Yeah, as I mentioned I know I spelled it wrong[I do so without thinking, since it's how I hear the word]. It's just too much of a pain to fix it. Sorry for being lazy. (-_-;) Hope it doesn't detract from the writing too much. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!
Grey Grapevines: Thank you so much for taking the time to review! I'm stealing someone else's words, but it's the life blood of a writer. And since I've been dead for so long, I've needed the boost. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!
Lunabloodmoon666 : I'm so glad it's easy to picture! That is a huge compliment to me! I updated kinda soonish after you last post. Hope you find it! Thank you for reading and reviewing!