Title: Dark water - Chapter 6: Dark past
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
Ryo walked up and down in his room and thought of what he should do now. He couldn't hold back the truth, because someone already knew what he did in past. Maybe the best thing was to tell Tackey about anything and maybe they could find a solution together, if Tackey was still talking to him when he got to know about what he did.
Ryo breathed in deeply and walked down the stairs. He saw Tackey's car standing in front of the hotel and he smiled slightly when Ryo slipped into it. “Hey, what's up? Did something happen? You look bad” Tackey glanced at the other one and saw him biting on his lips nervously. He handed Tackey the letter he got right before and waited for Tackey's reaction.
“It's about the police man you shot two years ago, because you had a hangover and didn't realize what you did?” Tackey asked slowly and saw Ryo looking at him in utter surprise. “You know about it?”
“Ryo, I am not stupid, of course I checked who you are, and what you did in past. And the fact that you changed your name didn't mean that I haven't enough sources where I get my information from. I know that you and your departure were up to hide anything, and only a few information about the case came to the others. Your chief threw you out and brought you back after some months with a change of your name and a new identity. Your departure keeps quiet about it, because anyone needs your help. You are the only one who is able to work with all those instruments, and so they can’t be without you. Some know about you of course, because they know you since years, but the police didn’t give any statement, so outsiders and the reporters think you aren’t in this job anymore.” Tackey gave the paper back and started the car. “Italian food?”
Ryo blinked at that and saw Tackey looking at him. “You aren't mad or angry or something in this way?”
“Why should I? It happened two years ago, and I am not interested in the past. Everyone makes mistakes, and I think you learned of it, and you won't do it again.” Tackey shrugged his shoulders and was astonished about his own words. Normally he really cared about his partners and what they did in past, but this time he trusted the other one, and he knew that Ryo suffered a lot because of what he did, so he didn't want to make it more difficult for him.
Ryo looked out of the window and kept silent till they reached a small restaurant in the middle of the town. They walked in and got a table at the backside, which was perfect, because there weren't that much people around, so they could talk about the case without being heard by someone else. “Why did you get this letter? What does the killer want from you? It's not a big secret what happened there, at least for me, so why should you take care?” Tackey reread the letter again, but he couldn't get the intention behind it.
“I really have no idea. Maybe he hoped that you'd be furious about it, or he hoped I wouldn't tell you. And maybe if I still would have been the old me I'd kept quiet about it, but I learned a lot during the last time, so I don't hold back such things anymore.” Ryo answered.
“The letter is handwritten, maybe you can scan it and we can see if it's the Origami killer, or not.” Tackey suggested and put the item into his pocket.
“So you changed your behavior towards others during the last time?” Tackey asked during eating and Ryo nodded at him. “Yes, I learned to talk about things which bother me. I can't open up completely, but I try to learn it step by step. Tackey, why don't you want to have a partner?”
“I don't know, maybe because I am a loner. I think I don't want to be in a competition with someone, who always wants to be better and find more traces and who gets more culprits and something like that. I had this twice, and the last partner lost his life, because he wanted to be the better one, no matter what. He put himself into danger and didn't think about the consequences till it was too late. Maybe because of that I want to work alone.” Tackey poked in his food and thought of Ren, his last partner. It was a cold day when he and his partner left for work. Ren had his list on his legs and made some points right under his name.
“I have seven burglars, and two robberies. And you have only four and one, Tackey. I think I will win again.” he laughed. Tackey rolled his eyes and concentrated on the street again. “How often do I have to say that I am not interested in your competition, Ren.” Tackey stopped the car and looked at the other one. “You are boring.” Ren slammed the door and walked into the office where he greeted the secretary and started his every-day flirt with her.
It was the last day Tackey spent with his partner before he got shot during a robbery. Tackey shivered when he remembered about the moment Ren ran into the bank, smiling back at him and pointing on the list he pulled out of his pocket. Tackey knew Ren would run in there in the first row, just to get the most of them. Tackey heard a terrible yell and he immediately knew what happened in this moment. He saw his partner lying on the floor, motionless and he knew it was over.
“Tackey?”, Ryo waved with his hands in front of the other one's face and smiled when he finally reacted. “I am sorry, I was in my thoughts.” Tackey paid the bill and they drove back to his apartment.
“It seems it's the same handwriting. The scanner combined the Origami figures with this letter and it's almost the same, even though he tried to make it look like a different one.”
“So, it seems he is after you too, but why? He has to know that you are helping me, and maybe he wants you to drive back and stop investigating in this case.” Tackey rubbed his temples and stared down at the computer. “But that won't happen...”, Ryo grumbled.
Tackey blinked and smiled slightly because of the other one's reaction. Since years it was the first time he was glad about having a partner in this moment. “That's great, because I think I'd ruin the computer instead of using it correctly.”. Tackey grinned and sat down next to the other one.
“Yes, I agree...I won't let you use it without my help”, Ryo countered. Tackey felt a shiver running down his spine when he saw the small wrinkles around the other one's lips and wanted nothing more than touching them, but he couldn't do it, couldn't he?!
“Hey, I am not that bad with this stuff.” Tackey pouted but had to smile about his own words. Of course he was bad with it, but he wouldn't agree to the guy's words. “No, of course not”, Ryo smirked back at him.
“I think we won't find anything else today, maybe I should drive back to the hotel now and we meet up tomorrow morning again?” Ryo stretched a bit and yawned loudly. Tackey's thoughts were spinning around and he thought of a reason for the other one to stay. “Ano, you can stay here, so you don't have to get up that early to come by? My guest room is yours, if you want it.” Tackey swallowed the knot in his throat and hoped the other one wouldn't get him wrong.
“Is it really okay?” Ryo asked and agreed to stay when he saw Tackey nodding shortly at him. “I can't imagine that you really are a loner, because you are so kind and nice.” Ryo said after a while. “Maybe I learned to open up a bit.” With that Tackey disappeared in his sleeping room and closed the door behind him. He felt his heart bumping against his chest, and he knew it was the worst time to fell for his partner. He had to concentrate on his niece, and not on any other things.
Ryo blinked some times and stared at the closed door. He wondered about Tackey's fast leave, but he only shook his head and went to the guest room. Maybe this night he could find some rest.
He closed his eyes and for his surprise he fell asleep a short time later.
It was three in the morning when Ryo woke up and he heard someone yelling in the apartment. He sat up immediately and walked out of the room, but there was nothing. He followed the noise and pressed his ear against Tackey's sleeping room. It was definitely him yelling in there. Ryo pushed the door open and saw Tackey lying in his bed, yelling in his dream.
Ryo walked up to him and pulled on his arm. “Tackey, wake up...you are dreaming, wake up...”. First he didn't seem to hear him, but when Ryo slapped him gently into his face, Tackey woke up. “What happened?” Ryo heard him whispering.
“I think you dreamed about something. I heard you yelling and walked in.” Ryo answered and tried to read Tackey's mind.
“It was horrible, I dreamed about finding my niece somewhere in the wood, already dead, and I couldn't do anything against all the murders and the killer didn't stop, he took one after the other.” Tackey rubbed above his face and sat up in his bed.
“Luckily it was just a dream, and we will find your niece, alive and healthy.” Ryo answered and wanted to leave the room when he heard Tackey's voice from behind. “Thanks, I am really glad you are helping me.”
Ryo smiled at that and felt a small warm feeling jumping up and down in his belly, but he immediately pushed it away and just nodded before he left the room and walked back to his. The last thing he needed was another problem in his life. Even though he told Tackey to be more open, and in some points this was true, but he didn't dare to tell Tackey anything about his past and his old ego, which he threw away two years ago to become unreachable and more closed. He cursed himself when he realized that maybe Tackey could break his walls, but he didn't want to think about this right in that moment.