Tsuzuki and Hisoka go to Kiko's to investigate about Ichigo and the others' whereabouts before their deaths.
Chapter Nine: Kiko’s Trap:
During lunch, Tsuzuki and Hisoka teleported to Kiko’s. This bar only ran at nights. This looked like a typical teenage clubhouse. The boys looked inside. One bar tender was cleaning the counters.
“Think we can talk with them?” Tsuzuki asked.
“We’ll have to see,” his young partner replied. He moved to the front door. Hisoka knocked on the glass. He could feel the heavy music vibrating through the glass. The bar tender inside looked up and saw him.
“What do you want?” he mouthed. The man walked over to the door and opened it.
“We’re closed!” he yelled over the pounding music from inside. “Come back at seven!”
“We’re here to ask your some questions about last night!” Tsuzuki yelled again. The man frowned.
“Oh that,” he said. The bar tender moved aside to let them in.
“Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs blared in the air.
“Does it have to be so loud?!?” Tsuzuki yelled. The bar tender pulled out his remote and flipped the music off.
“Now,” he said. “What about last night?” The boys sat down at the bar.
“What happened last night?” Hisoka asked.
“Not much,” he said. “Just the usual stuff.”
“Was Ichigo here last night?” Tsuzuki asked.
“Yes,” the bar tender said.
“Was he with anyone?” the older Shinigami asked. The bar tender took a moment to think about it.
“Now that you mention it,” he said. “He was with someone last night.” The boys closely looked on.
“Who?” Hisoka asked. “Try to remember!” The bar tender thought about that question harder. An image began to build up in his head.
“Ichigo was with a pretty girl,” he said. “Long black wavy hair and stunning blue eyes. She didn’t talk much though.”
“Does the girl have a name?” Tsuzuki asked.
“Sayako,” he replied. Tsuzuki and Hisoka froze for a moment. Her name kept popping up in this case.
“Has she been here before?” Tsuzuki asked.
“Yeah,” the bar tender said. “She’s here almost every night with a new boy.”
“Did Sayako and Ichigo leave together last night?” Hisoka asked.
“Yeah,” the witness answered.
“Any idea where?” Tsuzuki asked. The bar tender only shrugged.
“Somewhere to have sex,” he said. “I don’t know. I only serve the drinks here.” Tsuzuki nodded.
“I see,” he said. “Thank you for your time.”
“Glad to help,” the bar tender said. The boys left the bar.
“What do you think?” Hisoka asked. Tsuzuki considered their options.
“Sayako’s name keeps popping up in this case over and over again,” he said. “We’ll have to talk to her.” Hisoka stayed quiet for a moment. He began to remember his encounter with Naomi yesterday. She seemed to be hiding something about her friend. Could it be about this? Hisoka nodded.
“Right,” he said. “We also need to talk to Naomi.” His partner gave him an odd look.
“Naomi?” he asked. “Why her?” Hisoka glanced at him.
“I think she’s involved in this somehow,” he replied.