Title: Dark water - Chapter 1: Dark truth
Pairing: Nishikido Ryo/ Takizawa Hideaki
Genre: AU, crime, drama
Disclaimer: I don’t own the boys, but the story is mine. :D - everything is pure fiction!
Note: English is not my native language, so I'm sorry for mistakes
Summary: A serial killer walks around and kidnaps children - every 17th of a month a child was found drowned in pipes. Special Agent Takizawa tries everything to get him, but till now it was impossible, so he gets a new partner: Agent Nishikido, who is a genius in computer and technique, and maybe together they are able to catch the culprit. But then comes the day when Takki starts to run against his biggest fear, and his world starts to break down....
Note 2: The story is dedicated and somehow requested by lilly0, but she has no idea what it is about. She had to choose between numbers and letters, and each was a pairing and setting, and so 2-B-white is Tackey/Ryo, AU and crime. ^^ And thanks for choosing a title to sweetspicyhot
Note 3: I made a banner for this story, I will post it in every chapter ^_^
Another day for police captain Takizawa Hideaki started early in the morning. Since ten years he was part of the criminal departure and he loved his job more than anything else.
„Ohaiyo“, he walked into his office and closed the door behind him. Some months ago he got his own room, because of the great work he did during the last years. He put his bag on the chair and sat down with a deep sigh. Again he had to go on with a murder case he was working on since weeks, but he didn’t get any further.
Tackey rubbed his temples and stood up to make a coffee, the one thing he really needed on mornings. He winced shortly when he heard someone knocking on his door. “Takizawa-san, there is the new one, who shall help you with the murder case. The guy from the special unit.” The secretary smiled at Tackey who nodded at her and let the guy stepping into his office.
“Come in, coffee?”, Tackey offered the man a seat and smiled at him when the guy nodded at him. “So you are sent here, because you shall help me with the investigation?” Tackey placed the cups on the table and sat towards the other one.
“Yes, my name is Nishikido Ryo, and I am a part of the special unit. We are specialized on technical investigation. We use computer and an own system you do not have, and maybe I can help you here.” Ryo sipped on his coffee and waited for an answer.
Tackey nodded shortly and scanned the man towards him. He was definitely a bit younger than he was, and his eyes were energetically, but also tired and maybe he didn’t sleep that much during the last nights. “You slept badly?” Tackey saw the other one’s astonished face and smiled at him.
“Yes, I read everything concerning this case, and I think the pictures of the children are burnt in my mind now, and I had some problems to forget about them, even though I saw a lot of things during my career.” Ryo opened his bag and put out the files he studied before he came here. Tackey took them and shivered when he thought about the case they had to work on now.
“I never saw something like this before, and I am a part of this departure since 12 years. Maybe we can talk about the facts we have? Four eyes and two brains recognize maybe more than only one?” Tackey opened his notepad and fumbled with the pages till he found what he searched for.
“Sure, please start, Takizawa-san.”
“We have an almost brutal and careless murder. His perpetrator profile shows that he is after children between 8 and 12 years. We have four victims; two were kidnapped after school and two on a play ground. Both places, school and playground, are far away from each other. Our forensic scientists found out that all four children got drowned somewhere in a pipe, because it was definitely rain water they had in their lunges.”
“Can I interrupt you, Takizawa-san?”
“Of course, and please, everyone calls me Tackey. I think after we are coworkers now, we can leave the polite form away, what do you think? “ Tackey smiled and saw the other one returned it to him.
“Okay, Tackey, just call me Ryo, like everyone.” Ryo bowed shortly before he continued with what he actually wanted to say. “Do you have an idea why there are always those Origami figures in the hands of the children?”
“Honestly, no. I don’t know it. The only thing we found out is, that on each of the papers were words. Only single words and they aren’t connected as far as we can say now. They are written in Kanji and we couldn’t figure out if they were accidentally chosen, or if there’s a reason for them.”
Ryo nodded and wrote some catchwords in his notepad. “And there is something else I do not understand. Every corpse was found on the 17th of every month, why?”
Tackey stood up and looked out of the window, his gaze lowered. “Also for this I have no answer. I can’t see a connection between the date and the murderer. We are in the dark, so I am glad that you are here, Ryo. Maybe you can help us with the technique you have.”
“Let’s see what I can make. Ano, Tackey, am I allowed taking a look at the corpse of the last victim?” Tackey swallowed the knot in his throat, because he already thought that the other one wanted to see the dead body. Even though he had seen a lot of things during his career, the most terrible thing would ever be a child’s body. “Sure, follow me.”
They walked out of Tackey’s office and he guided Ryo down the corridor till they reached the parking lot. “The mortuary is not far away from here. Our man for every autopsy is maybe the most precious thing we have.” Tackey laughed shortly and looked at the other one, who didn’t seem to understand what he was talking about. “You can call him in the middle of the night if you need some information or if something is urgent and he will be there to help you, even though he is really grumpy some times, but that’s alright I think.”, Tackey explained and saw Ryo nodding at him.
“I don’t want to make his job, I think. I am partly overstrained with the things we get to know in our job, I think I wouldn’t stand it to make those autopsies.” Ryo answered and pulled on his pocket to take out the vibrating mobile.
“Yes? Oh, commissioner, yes I arrived some time ago, and I am already at work. Yes, I have everything here, I just have to check the hotel room and how save it is, and then I decide to whether leave the stuff in there or place everything in the police departure. Yes, sure, I will be careful.” Ryo hung up and rolled his eyes when he looked at his new partner. “Sorry, my boss. He is afraid because of all the technique stuff I have along with me. Somehow I can understand it, because the things are incredible expensive, and if I loose something I am probably dead.” Ryo explained and sat down in Tackey’s car.
“You have that much stuff with you? You can leave everything at my home, if you want to? I think it’s save at my place.”
“That would be great. Even though the hotel isn’t that bad, I am never really sure about it. Thieves are everywhere, right? No one knows that better than we do.” Ryo saw the other one grinning and nodding at him and he had a good feeling in his belly when he looked out of the window and saw the buildings passing them. He was afraid to change his working place and being in a new group, especially because Tackey is known as a really closed guy and everyone speaks about him being a loner. The more Ryo was surprised how friendly the other one was, but maybe he was really desperate because of all happenings and him being unable to solve the case.
“We are here. As I said, Yokoyama-san is really a great guy, but sometimes he is a little bit grumpy. So watch out your steps.” Tackey smiled and guided the other one through the corridors. They stopped in front of a big blue door and Ryo could see Tackey swallowing and closing his eyes shortly.
“It’s always different if it concerns children, right?” Tackey looked at the other one and nodded shortly before he knocked on the door and entered the room. They stood in a big sterile hall and they heard someone cursing behind a wall. “Ano, Yokoyama-san, are you free right now?” Ryo saw a tall, dark haired guy in a white coat coming around the corner and staring at them.
“Oh, Takizawa-san, you are here again? Don’t tell me we have another one. I have a lot of other things to do right now.” Tackey shook his head and stepped a bit closer to the pathologist. “This is Nishikido-san, he is here from the special agency in Osaka. I told you last time, and he wants to see the last one.” Tackey pointed at Ryo, who bowed shortly and stepped next to Tackey.
“Ah, I see. You really called for help. And I thought you didn’t want someone from there. But alright, it’s not my business. Here we go, follow me.” He waved his hand and walked down the hall till they reached almost the end of it.
Ryo blinked at Yokoyama’s statement and saw Tackey glancing at the man in front of them. Ryo had to smile, because he could see that Tackey was embarrassed and angry, because Yokoyama spoke about something which should have been a secret.
“Here we are. Yamamoto Ryu, 9 years old. She was drowned in a pipe outside the town. Some marks on her left arm show that she probably tried to flee from the kidnapper, but I can’t say it for sure. We found some dirt under her fingernails, so she has to be somewhere else before the murderer carried her to the place where we found her.” Yokoyama showed the two men all the fact he found out and finally stared at the new one in the room.
“Takizawa-san, is there the same procedure like in the other cases?” Ryo put out his notepad and wrote down some facts.
“You mean if she was kidnapped and four days later we found her body? – Yes it was the same.” Tackey answered and leaned against the empty table behind him.
Ryo looked at the little body in front of him, and he bit on his lips to suppress his feelings. Victims always let him feeling sorry, but especially children were a hard thing to handle with. He looked at her neck and bent down a bit to look at the small mark around there. “A strangulation mark?”
“Yes, but we don’t know how it fits into the murder. She was definitely drowned, but maybe the culprit tried to make her unconscious before he carried her to the pipe. There was a lot of water in her lungs, so we can definitely say that she was alive when she got into this pipe.” Yokoyama looked at the agents and crossed his arms in front of his body.
“Thanks, Yokoyama-san. I think I know enough now. Ah, one last thing, can I use my technique here, just to take a look if there is something else on the body?” Ryo took out his little kind of laptop and showed it to the pathologist.
“As long as you don’t touch her you can do whatever you want.” He answered and leaned back to look at the other one.
Ryo opened the instrument and held it some centimeter above the girl’s body. A small green light rushed down on the body, and he slowly drove it up and down to scan the body into the machine. After a small peep tone he pushed some buttons and looked at Tackey when he was done with it.
“I think I have found something interesting there.” He pointed at the monitor of his laptop and showed Tackey some small marks which appeared on the picture he made right before.
“Ano, Ryo-kun, can you explain what you did right now? I think we both have no idea.” Tackey pointed at him and Yokoyama, who just nodded shortly.
“Ah, sorry, of course. I used this machine to make invisible marks and particles visible. Therefore I scanned the body and the computer has a special light, which made those particles appear on the screen here.” He put the computer on the table and showed the others the picture he scanned right before. “As you can see, there are some small particles in her hair and on her dress. As far as I can say now, these must be pollen. But I can say it exactly when I used the rest of my equipment, which I haven’t along here now.” Ryo smiled contently and he could see that the others were astonished about the possibilities he had.
“I think we go back to the office and then I will show you my apartment, where you can arrange your equipment and maybe we find out something else.” Tackey suggested.
“Great…there will be a time when I become useless…I am going to eat something now, have a nice the, gentleman”, Yokoyama said and disappeared in the other room after he put the body back to it’s place.
“He is somehow really nice”, Ryo said and smiled when he thought of the grumpy pathologist and his surprised face when he showed him his results of the scanning.
“Somehow…yes”, Tackey answered and fumbled with his car keys before he opened the door and both were on their way back to the office.