"Why are we in Kinugawa again?" The redhead beside me asked Hiro. The brunette hadn't really told us anything, but he had called Kou to tell him that I was needed. I didn't understand why in the fact, and the tall man had said something, but I hadn't paid that much attention.
"I don't know why you are here, but the guy you took down last week said that he wanted to talk to the guy that went as Yoshiko, and I guessed it was Yori. You would never choose that name on anything."
A week. That was how long it had been since we needed to head up here in order to find a source of drugs. We had been receiving mysterious calls, but the only thing we had managed to find out of place was different drug deals, but we only had managed to get one the first day. We broke it apart and managed to capture one of the dealers and we managed to get some drugs off them.
As well as a clue that helped solve the mystery of how the Dragon Speed was spreading so fast.
"Yori? You listening?" I glanced at Kai. Things were different between us now, or at least in my mind they were. I had gotten addicted to drugs before, but as it seemed the Dragon Speed was getting spread through energy drinks, and I had been drinking a lot of them at the time. The first night we were here we realized this, and I started to experience the harsh withdrawal that the drugs had.
It was completely different than the withdrawal process for cocaine. I had been addicted to that and forced myself to drop it cold turkey a few months before joining the Kanto Narcotics Control Division. It hurt going through that, but the most recent time had been worse. Kai had gotten rid of the pain of it, but not in the way I had expected. I guess it was my fault for not stopping it when I had the chance.
"Yeah?" I muttered.
"What's with you today? You're so quiet.."
"I'm always quiet." Well, in most things I was.
"Not always, and not to me." That much was true. He was one of the only people that knew how I acted with complete certainty. I was quiet and jumpy almost all the time, but I was more open with him about most things. I just didn't want to admit anything because I had started to look at him differently, and it was all because of the stupid night last night.
We had sex, and to me that seemed like a pretty good reason to act differently around him.
"I just want to get this over and done with so that we can go home." I told him.
"I know the faster this gets done the faster we can head home."
"You know, you didn't have to come with me." For some reason, Thunder the man that we had taken down only asked for me.
"No, but I wanted to." He said with a smirk.
"Hiro, do you know why he asked for me?" I asked and I looked at the taller male when we stopped at a door and walked into the room. There was another room beyond that, and glass was built into it so that we could see the large man in the next room, but he couldn't see us.
"He said that he would answer to you, but not to any of us. When we question him his lawyer is present and the man won't let him say a thing."
"Why would he answer to me?" Now, that was more confusing than my thoughts as of late.
"He wouldn't say. I think he counted that as a question. All he said was that he would answer to you without his lawyer present."
"Alright." I muttered as I looked through the glass at the large, dark haired man sitting at the table. "I'll be back soon."
"Do you want me to go with you?" I heard Kai asked and I shook my head.
"He wants to talk with me." I stated somewhat curtly. I felt some happiness at it, but I needed to get my thoughts away from him. They had been swirling too much around him as of late, and a part of me didn't like it. To tell the truth, no matter how much of a hassle I thought talking to Thunder, I was sure that this was the thing that would get my mind off the redhead. Without a word I stepped into the other room, closing the door behind me.
"I see that I got my way." A voice said smugly and when I looked at the brunette I just frowned at him. "Isn't that right, Yori?"
"You actually didn't believe my name was Yoshiko?" I asked as I leaned over the table before sitting down in the chair across from him.
"I thought it was suspicious, and now I know that you are in fact the little runt that sold out his gang." I ignored the comment. I hadn't sold them out. I had merely pushed certain people in the right direction.
"I've heard that you haven't been being good and answering your questions. Will you answer them now that I'm here?"
"Yes, and no."
"That's the best that I'm getting, I' assuming." I said in my soft monotone. "How are the drugs getting around that fast?"
"I told you last time we met."
"Indeed you did, but the hint wasn't as helpful as you would think. How many gangs are helping spread the DS around?"
"Enough of them."
"Start giving me straight answers. Where is your gang?"
"I'm not going to sell them out. I'm not you."
"If you're not going to give me answers why did you say you would?" I demanded. I was started to lose my patience, and that was hard to come by.
"To have some fun with this before I get put behind bars, and to see how much you would preach."
"You're too smart for your own good."
"Well, you should know very well that miracles happen, and an individual like us is born. Ones, who don't lose brain cells from doing drugs." He said with a smirk and I glared at him.
"You could have stop-"
"You mean like you did? And become a traitor to the people that you called family? Fat chance. Bad things happen to bad people, and that is why good things don't happen to us." A part of my mind reeled back at that, but I knew I couldn't let it show physically, so I didn't.
"I admit that I have done my share of bad things, bu-" I was cut off by the brute again with a comment that I really didn't appreciate.
"Do tell, was it the cocaine or the getting paid for sex that was bad?" I swallowed the bile that rose in my throat at the comment. Now, that was going to be on tape too. Barely anyone knew of my past, and now a lot more people were about to know. If there was any useful information in this tape they would play it in court no doubt about it.
"Both." I replied bitterly before changing it back to the original topic that needed discussing. It was best just to humor him. "You could have changed. You're smart enough to know what was going to happen. You would have been strong enough to beat the withdrawal that came with it."
"I might have been strong enough to beat the withdrawal, but I'm not strong enough to face my past." He said evenly. The past was the one thing that haunted most people most addicts. Then he added something to it that I hadn't expected to hear, but was somewhat glad to. "I plead guilty to everything that you say I've done."
"All charges? Even the ones that say you killed people by selling them the drugs?" I questioned. He nodded.
"That's right. I'm guilty to everything the authorities accused me of." I stood up. It was obvious that I wasn't going to get anything about his gang, or the Dragon Speed. It was enough to press charges on him for everything.
"Why did you have to talk with me for that? If you were just going to confess why have me come all the way here instead of telling one of the others? I'm sure that Detective Hiro wouldn't harm you too much."
"I figured that a drug addict would be more understood by one that used to be in his place." He said when he looked up and met my gaze without wavering. I gave a nod and turned to leave, but before I reached the door he spoke up again. " Yori?"
"What?" I asked as I rested my hand on the handle.
"If I call on you again in prison, I won't be able to pay you." My thoughts hardened even more at that and I opened the door and let it close behind me with a CLATTER. I nodded at Hiro when he told me that they had what they needed now, and without bothering to say anything I walked down the corridor.
"Yori, what did he mean by that?" Kai asked as he came up beside me, the worry apparent in his tone. "Was he referring to the whole sex for money thing too? What was that even about?"
"It was a job." I muttered. It was when I had needed the money to fuel my addiction, and when I was apart of my own gang. I had needed money fast, and that was a good way to get it. If it wasn't one thing, it was another.
"A job?" Kai echoed in slight disbelieve. I gave a small smirk. First it was him clouding my thoughts, then it was Thunder, now it was my past and what I had done. I fought off the bitterness to some extent. If one storm didn't get you, the next one would. If they both got you, you were just plain unlucky.
Life was like a storm. If you get hit just once, you have an even better chance of getting hit again, and in the same spot. My life might as well have been flooded with all the bad things that have happened in it. I didn't want to bother with it.
Especially when right after the thoughts of my past went away, they probably would go straight back to thinking about Kai.