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  1. #411
    An on she went. She really wasn't letting go of this naming issue, which she seemed to be the only one harboring within the vehicle. She carried on, and Yugi did nothing but chew the final bites of his burger and... stare. This wasn't an issue for him. He didn't care about brands, he didn't care about business models, he didn't care about efficient sales or anything of the sort. "You're talking about cheeseburgers," he said flatly, still chewing as he did so.

    While Yugi could only have mild interest in the actual issues being raised, he remained interested in hearing the standpoint itself. Satoru, however, let out an exasperated sigh while shoving his hand into the food bag. Two small, rectangular boxes were pulled out and thrown into the back, where the teens sat. "Urusai! This isn't a limo; there's no partition I can lift to avoid hearing you talk business mumbo jumbo!" he said. Yugi snorted, closing his burger box and taking up one of the apple pies. That was that, then. He'd leave it at that, and begin the consumption of a handheld pie. "So yeah, pie. No fork, no knife, just hands. It's kinda like one of those uh... whatever its name is. Yeah, helpful, I know~"

    Now that the conversation he preferred avoiding seemed to have been dropped on one side, Satoru decided it was high time to speak on why he'd picked these two up in the first place. There wasn't much time left before their arrival to the theater, and he definitely wasn't going to be sharing this information during, or after the movie─ that would ruin the film. "By the way, I'm not going to be on your case anymore after today. Sad day; you're gonna have to deal with someone actually doing what they're told."

  2. #412
    "It's not about the cheeseburger, it's about everything after the cheeseburger. Cheeseburger is the center point in a spiral of creativity, food, and marketing. It should be the absolute best reaching greater heights and depths than anything. To see a spiral stopped before it reaches its furthest point is infuriating. Why stop there? Why rest on mediocrity and idiocy, push boundaries, go crazy... but be consistent in your efforts!" Ah, that was it. She was finally done. And what great timing, there was now food flying towards her. And complaints being lodged about the lack of partition and how Gojou apparently wasn't fond of business talk. "Iie Gojou, that was theory crafting. Business talks are way worse~" she mused. Ah, but now there was pie. What came with the pie exactly?

    Kimiko opened it up to find a little tart like dessert. Covered in cinnamon sugar with apple chunks in the middle. Again surrounded by bread. She was beginning to wonder about the number of starches included in the diet of normal people. Whatever the case, she'd look at it for a bit and pop it out of the top to take a bite. She'd find this whole thing surprisingly hot. "Ah... why is it still on fire! We've eaten everything else!" she exclaimed but she didn't stop eating. No, now the hot pie filling was simply being allowed to cool as Gojou gave off his next big confession. According to him, today would be his last shift on her case. Kimiko would apparently be stuck with the type who followed orders from now on... how sad. "That's such a waste," she said but she wasn't at all surprised. By her own logic, the police following her without simply contacting her parents was a bit outlandish. There were tons of options about how sketch that was, "Am I to take that to mean you got an order you didn't want to follow and I should be worried?" Oh, Kimiko rather suddenly sounded quite serious. It wasn't that she was upset, she expected this, but it would be quite annoying to let go of one like Gojou just because of the corruption of the police.

  3. #413
    "Urusai! I swear to God, I will turn this car around right now!" Satoru yelled after hearing yet another line about business or... whatever the hell those two were talking about back there. According to Kimiko, all that talk was just theory crafting. He wasn't going to sit here and argue semantics while driving to a theater. All he had to offer in return, was a short series of grunts.

    Yugi didn't care about the detective's annoyance, nor did he really care about the details regarding restaurant details like... burger names. Ah, but he did take an interest in what Satoru brought up during dessert. The lad listened silently, biting into his own pie just at the corner. Steam erupted from the small opening made by this bite, and he began blowing into the hole. Kimiko, on the other hand, got to learn firsthand the dangers of fast food pies. "Oh yeah, these things will hold heat for a lifetime. Wait until Hot Pockets. Way too hot to eat for way too long, but always cold as ice on the other side." Yugi's explanation was left at that, and another event was added to the future list. Ah, but the atmosphere was changing with an interjection by Satoru. It was true that he'd been given orders he refused to follow. Actually, that was often the case, but never more so than it was today. "You should take that to mean, somebody's after your head," was all Satoru had to say regarding the situation. This definitely wasn't a matter handled in any official capacity. He was told to go under the radar and find reason to bring Ashikaga Kimiko in. Of course, he was using his 'under the radar' status for entirely different reasons. His career was officially a loss regardless, so he was going to take it on his own terms.

  4. #414
    Oh, that interjection was hilarious. Kimiko couldn't help but laugh in response to it, "Bwahaha~ You can't be serious, did you just adult voice me?" Kimiko was beyond amused. "What a funny man~" she mused. It was funny to her when other people treated her as they would any regular person in her age group. It gave her strange feelings, Gojou Satoru was definitely worth his weight in gold. This young detective brought out her desire to troll which was quite unusual in real-life scenarios. It was taking all she had to hold back a bit. Beyond that, right at the moment he created within the lass a desire to possess. It was a strange thing to realize but, having been in the other world, she was beginning to realize that she collected people to work for her based on her own greed.

    Speaking of her greed, she'd taken a bite of something way too hot, and was forced to slow herself to a near halt. She would look to Yugi, taking his apparent skill when dealing with this upon herself to use. Apparently she was to wait until something called Hot Pockets. That sounded sexual. "I have something to say about that... remind me later," she said without a secondary thought. Compartmentalizing was a special skill. Oh, but then there were the words of Gojou apparently someone was after her head. This of course, wasn't really surprising to Kimiko at all given the nature of the interaction she was currently having. "Sou ka, I figured as much. Any one of these sorts of interactions that doesn't just end in call to my parents is pretty shady," she said as if this was a perfectly normal thing to have happen. Well, she didn't know exactly who was after her and that was problematic, but Kei should be off vacation pretty soon and everything would be fine upon his return as far as her personal safety was concerned. "Still wasteful..." she said going back to her pie having had it reach the right temperature for consumption. The sparkles returned to her eyes in an instant, actually being able to taste the darned thing. "Whoa, this is great! I feel like I'm gonna be mad when it's over!~" she mused back to food. Way more important than plots against her life.

  5. #415
    "I'll do it again if I have to! And so help me, don't test my patience, or I'll come back there!" Satoru announced, almost as if he were serious about it. Moments later, Kimiko was commenting on something said by Yugi. Hot Pockets made her think of something, did they? Ah, but she didn't want to say here and now. Satoru wasn't so stupid as to not understand where the mind wandered, especially after what he knew these two were up to earlier this day. "I didn't think girls knew about pocket p─" "Ahem! Anyway," Yugi interjected, knowing exactly where the detective was going, and wanting no part of that conversation. Satoru's mouth hung open slightly. Was it really that big a deal? Oh well. "Uh-huh. So yeah, the last thing anyone plans on doing is calling your parents. I managed to talk my way out of being too invasive just by giving my boss the idea your dad could be around earlier. Now, I don't know how many enemies your family's got, but I would assume at least some sort of ransom plot."

    Guesses aside, there were several possibilities for why one would want the young tycoon brought in, and none of them were good. "That might sound like movie nonsense, but these things happen," Satoru continued while, at long last, pulling into one of the theater's parking spaces. "Just make sure you're careful. I'm done with the force, so I won't be able to help out with any additional information either." When this came up, Yugi finally had something proper to say. While Kimiko was munching on probably her first ever apple pie that didn't come out of a normal oven, he looked between the two. "Well... I wouldn't say there's no way," he said without much thought, failing to realize he was starting down a road he'd traveled before. . .

  6. #416
    Oh more words came from Gojou Satoru, and they were hilarious. "Hahaha~ I can't. Stop. I'm trying to eat~" the girl said she was obviously far too amused by the words this man had to offer. She saw no real threat in him, nor did she find his almost sit-com style ranting to be anything other than what it was supposed to be, well timed comedy. What was more, he proved a certain amount of understanding. Her unmentioned thought was almost expressed by the man driving them to the movie theater. "Hoh..." she had to stop herself but couldn't resist the quick eye dart forward. How interesting. This man would truly fit in with the group of misfits she had working under her at her business. He was great at what he did, and as proving it more and more with every sentence.

    Ah, too bad Yugi seemed so content to change the man's topic of conversation. Though she could understand. She had no real desire to discuss her sex-life with Gojou whether he was already aware of it or not. "Sou ka, that's some pretty quick thinking, Gojou..." she said and honestly meant it. He'd done a good job of not having to be a total creeper this afternoon, but apparently also had far too much information on her now. She'd definitely prefer to have him on staff than out wandering the world with this information, but he'd given her no reason to assume he planned to do anything with that information either. What was more, he made the claim that though it sounded like a movie plot kidnapping and ransom plots did happen... "Well, if I was going to hold any random person for ransom I'd likely choose me too. Well, I wouldn't but I also have enough logical foresight to see beyond the moment," she said of the entire plot. But that wasn't the only likely reason anyone had to kidnap someone like her. Her experiences in the other world let her know that there was more than one reason random people wanted to get ahold of her, and she wouldn't properly be tolerating any of them. Beyond this Gojou claimed he couldn't be of much help anymore because he was done with the force and wouldn't be able to provide anymore information. Before, Kimiko could voice her thought that it was wasteful once more, Yugi spoke up making the claim that there was in fact a way that Gojou could help. "There are a couple of ways I see that thought ending... what do you have?" she asked of the lad. She still thought it was a waste not to put Gojou to work and planned to hire him regardless, but if she could do so while helping her cause overall that would also be quite good.

  7. #417
    A plot was in the works. The car was parked, but no one was exiting. No, this wasn't about to be a discussion worth having while anyone else had a chance of hearing, or even seeing. Yugi had the floor. What would he do with it? Well, there were indeed a few options that could solve the current problem. Satoru could quit his job and divulge whatever information he already had, leaving to wonder whatever remained. Alternatively, he could stay on the case in one of two ways. He could let things play out in a careful manner, but ruin his reputation as a result. That idea wouldn't make much of a difference if he wound up working for Kimiko, but there were short-term implications to be taken by the general public, and those would have at least some small effect on the Ashikaga family as a whole. Not worth it, he thought. Ah, but what if he remained on the case and let it end in failure? No, that would ruin things for Satoru himself. Once more, it wasn't worthwhile.

    One. All of Yugi's thoughts led to a single, optimal solution. A cheeky grin stretched across only half of his face, and with the final piece of pie thrown into his mouth, he closed his eyes and offered this stroke of genius. "Let it ride. Detective Gojo keeps the case, completing a select few objectives given by the boss. But..." There was more─ so much more. When Yugi opened his eyes again, there was red in his irises. He felt as if he could see the future, but it was all simple conjecture... he thought. "Ask the right questions every time an order is given, and there will be just enough information to find out what's really going on. Why her, instead of anyone else related to these disappearances? What other cases have been centered around the Ashikaga family? Not the completed ones; the ones that were dropped and filed away as pointless investigations. And, most importantly... what is the boss doing after everyone else has been sent on wild goose chases? Stick around long enough to get those answers, and the game's won. The job is lost either way, but no harm comes to anyone except those who are in the wrong. The chief, whatever person he's dealing with, and everyone connected to their plot, go down in the end."

  8. #418
    A plot was indeed in the works. Kimiko didn't seem to have a problem with this in the long run. She trusted her personal assistant to keep her safe, but the idea of what should be trustable public servants being corrupt enough to help with some illegal plot against her specifically was a bit problematic. What was more not knowing how far up the chain it went and how far out it spread would lead to problems overall. But she was willing to give a pass to the lad known as Yugi and he seemed to offer up his expertise after taking a few moments to think about it. While Kimiko finished her pie, Yugi explained the gist of the best course of action to be taken by one Gojou Satoru.

    His words took a very specific meaning for Kimiko as she knew internally that this lad didn't lose games in the same way that she didn't fail a business transaction. Beyond that, he saw it as a puzzle so he had no problem properly breaking it down. It was still surprising to note that the only problem the lad had ever faced difficulty with was the lass herself. Still she finished her pie while taking a look into the lad's eyes. They looked strange in the moment, but not unfamiliar. "Sou ka... that is well within manageable expectations," she said. "Nothing lost... only gains added safety and rooting out a problem that could have potentially been very long and drawn out for me," she said giving a gentle nod of her head. The only potential downsides to be taken from this kind of situation, were the branches off the spiral. Points of those who fell further down the line who might not necessarily have anything to do with the problems. But that could also be sorted out by varying degrees as far as Kimiko was concerned. "Gojou Satoru, is such a plan agreeable to you?"

  9. #419
    Yugi had done this sort of thing before. Actually, what he'd done was rather close to identical from a conceptual perspective, and more dangerous to the whole of society as opposed to a select few individuals. When he thought about the current situation in comparison to the former, there was one conclusion reached by the lad: this one was easy. Still, one variable remained. Yugi himself wouldn't be working both sides this time. If Gojo Satoru failed to fish out the proper information, all would be for naught. Just the same, the man's cooperation remained in question. Kimiko latched on quickly, though. She tended to do so, but this particular instance caused Yugi's already-worn smirk to one of satisfaction. "Iie. There's no conceivable way to lose nothing. But, this time, maybe losses can be minimal," he said, knowing fully the size of a wave that could be produced by these actions.

    The major question at hand, was whether Gojo Satoru found this plan agreeable or not. He'd been sitting in the driver's seat, hearing every word mentioned, and knowing exactly how certain events came about while he was attending the police academy. He leaned back, sinking into his seat while contemplating his own future actions. Well, he could trust the plan, at least. Though it came from a teenage boy, it had been done before when the lad was even younger. "Yare yare. I'm not old enough myself to start complaining about this generation and what its members are capable of. Oh well. If it'll give me a chance to do what I joined the force for, I'm in. We'll need an alibi for today, though."

  10. #420
    Kimiko hadn't necessarily done this exact sort of thing before. But she'd made a few decisions and dismantled a large scale corporation because of corruption in its highest branches. She understood directly how such things played out and also the sort of fall out to be expected for playing a part in the downfall of such an organization. But the lass wasn't exactly heartless so she'd make sure to compress the fracturing branches back into the spiral as much as possible. "Hai hai, minimizing losses is my job. It's no problem," she said offering the lad a smile.

    Ah, but what of Gojou. The man who would be the crux of a plan like this, would need to agree to play his part and also be good enough at it to get the information necessary for the pair to figure out what was going on and do something about it. The man sank down into his seat and made his thoughts on the matter known. This came with some sort of appreciation for the skills of their youth. He claimed that he was fine with being part of the plan so long as he could actually do the sorts of work he'd actually become a police officer to do. How very idealistic. Still, Kimiko could appreciate that and it only worked in his favor for her long term capture of him as a person. Ah, but now there was another minor issue, he needed an alibi probably for the time he was spending off the radar, trying to figure out how to pull her in. "Oh? Well, you could always tell him the simplified version of the truth, finally making use of the out I've been giving you to dealing with me since we met," said Kimiko sitting back once more her hands in her lap. "It be pretty believable that you are playing general good cop role and being helpful to me, to keep my parents from being involved while you continue to 'investigate me'. And as such you fed me and gave me a ride to the place I wished to go. Sticking around to find out any information you could from a relatively close proximity while trying to garner a bit of good faith. Isn't that what manipulative cops do, when trying to extract confessions out of people, right?" the lass asked. She had no problem appearing as she generally did in public. She was quite the bossy individual if not outright bratty and other cops had already seen her behavior. It wasn't like she took no for an answer so if she made a demand of anyone she would expect it to be followed through, whether that was actually true or not wasn't the key piece of information. Instead it would simply be this young detective getting an in which would likely keep him in her presence more often than not.

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