Thanks Elo & some supporter for the support...
As soon as I stepped out of the office, I was blinded by a blinding light.
Camera flashes flickered incessantly, and someone who looked like a reporter shouting, “It’s coming out! It's coming out!” in a live style.
There was a buzz of excitement and a crowd of people in an uproar.
Red revolving lights also flashed everywhere, and the sound of sirens echoed far and near.
The girls and I, with blankets over our heads, left the office after the handcuffed gang members had been thrown into the police van.
When we walked out the front door, we noticed that the street was clogged with police cars and ambulances. There were also many onlookers and reporters gathered around the scene.
（It's turning into a big deal......)
I knew what was going to happen, but there was a big difference between imagining it and witnessing it firsthand.
「Fumio-kun, hey, I said hey!」
The person walking right behind me seemed to be Masaki-chan. I spoke to her with a hushed voice, keeping my face to the front.
「They said we're all going straight to the hospital for now」
「Yeah, it'll be a thorough examination」
「I wonder if they'll be able to tell if I'm pregnant? It would be nice if we had a baby」
Well, no comment.
No, I know it's a serious possibility, but right now, I don't know what to say.
I diverted the conversation for the time being.
「I heard that Kurosawa-san took about a week to come to the school after being questioned and examined」
「It took that long? I'm not going to be able to see Fumio-kun for a week, that's not good......」
I can almost imagine what kind of face Masaki-chan has without seeing her face. Maybe it's a dissatisfied expression with pouting lips.
If I think about it, this could also be a sign that I've grown closer to her.
After all, when I wrote the love letter, all I could think of was a smile on her face.
Almost as soon as I chuckled――
「You, over here!」
Detective Inomoto grabbed my hand and pulled me along. And then I was pushed into the back seat of the police car.
Ryoko was already in the driver's seat, and with me in the middle, Detective Inomoto and a young plainclothes police officer got in through the doors on either side.
（Doesn't three escorts for one person like me seem too much?)
Perhaps sensing my confusion, Detective Inomoto said with a grim face.
「You are in a different position than the girls. The girls are under protection, but you are under arrest. You're under arrest for trespassing on private property and assault」
（Oh, I see......)
It’s natural, if someone saw it.
Although, I'm not on the side of justice, but if I raided the bad guys' hideout and went on a rampage, even the side of justice would be legally arrested on the same charges as me.
A criminal despite being on the side of justice.
I felt as if I understood what Lili meant when she said that good and evil are like two sides of a reversible paper.
「Kijima-kun, we're going to have a detailed talk with you at the station first. You're not going to be able to leave easily, so I want you to keep that in mind」
「Well, there are certain extenuating circumstances, and I don't think you'll be prosecuted...... But I never expected you to be the type to do something so reckless. I didn't expect that at all. I don't mean that as a compliment and I'm glad you were able to catch the kidnapper. That is simply the outcome….」
From that point until we arrived at the police station, Detective Inomoto lectured me endlessly.
I think he is a good man after all.
Even though it was a sermon, the tone of his voice was as if he was telling me something.
He asked me if I had any questions. And when I asked him, “How is your relationship with Kitora-sensei going?” He got really angry at that part.
Reflection. I shouldn't make fun of him.
However, during this lecture, I noticed that Ryoko's eyes in the rearview mirror were giving Detective Inomoto a very dangerous look.
I'll have to make sure to tell her later that she doesn't have to retaliate.
When we arrived at the police station, I was taken to the interrogation room, with Detective Inomoto and Ryoko on either side of me.
Ryoko had her breasts completely sandwiched my arms, and I guess she was trying to...... give me a little service.
The reason why I'm talking less than usual is because I'm honestly very nervous.
And from now, I'm not going to mess around with Kitora-sensei if I don't have to.
But the softness of Ryoko's breasts made me feel a little less nervous.
I was left alone in the interrogation room for a while before a handsome uncle entered the room with Ryoko.
（Ryoko's fiancé...... right? I believe it was Inspector Nakamura)
To be honest, I don't have a very good impression of this guy. While thinking so, he sits down across from me and spoke.
「First of all, you must understand that you are a criminal, not a guest!」
Where was his calmness the other day? The handsome uncle seemed to be in an absurdly bad mood, and I could see that he was irritated.
「What do you think you're doing, anyway? Do you think you're on the side of justice, huh?」
「No, I'm not......」
「Well, of course you are. As far as we sober adults are concerned, what you did was a reckless act by a dumb little shit who let his emotions get the best of him」
「Don't give me that dumbass reply! Just because it turned out to be a good thing, one wrong move could have put the girls in even more danger! Because of your stupid actions!」
However, if I argue with him, the situation will become more complicated.
「If you're sorry, the police won't be needed! Even if you don't want to be prosecuted, be prepared to be detained for a few days!」
From there, he continued to yell at me for another hour or so.
If Ryoko hadn't lost her temper behind the handsome uncle, I probably the one who would have lost my temper somewhere else.
（How long is this going to continue......?)
Just as I was getting fed up with the too-long abuse, a knock sounded and a young police officer rushed into the interrogation room.
「Chief! I have a report!」
As soon as the police officer whispered in his ear, the handsome uncle's face twisted in anger.
「Who the hell are you!!」
He kicked his chair and stood up, suddenly shouting at me. I didn't understand what he meant by that. I tilted my head to see what he was talking about.
「They want you released right now. I don't know who the politician is, but he's under pressure from the top! Damn it!」
The handsome man slammed the desk and glared at me, then walked out of the room with a young policeman in tow.
All that was left was Ryoko and me.
「Pressure? Ryoko, did you do something?」
「No, it wasn't me. But still.... that man is so rude to Master. I don't know how many times I've thought about shooting him from behind......」
「It will make a much bigger incident....... Anyway, why is he so irritated, that guy?」
「No doubt he’s irritated. After all, he no longer has a face because he insisted that the Kamishima clan had nothing to do with it and barred them from participating in the investigation」
「Oh......I see. In other words, he thinks that his face was ruined because I did something he didn't want」
「It’s a mess.. huh」
When I shrugged my shoulders, Ryoko bowed deeply.
「Then, Master. Thank you for your hard work. I will take you home」
After saying so, Ryoko and I went down to the lobby on the first floor, and I assumed that the police had called my parents. After all, Mom and Dad were waiting for me.
My dad was staring at me silently, and my mom was crying.
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「Fukuda-san, Rin Fukuda-san, please enter the studio!」
Fukuda-chi was surprised and jumped next to me when the staff shouted from outside the dressing room door.
「I'll tell you again...... if you tell even one lie, you're done. I'll be keeping an eye on you during the recording.」
「I-I know it.......」
Fukuda-chi turned pale and drooped her head.
We're currently in the backstage area of a local radio station.
Fukuda-chi and I came here directly from the airport this afternoon.
After throwing Fukuda-chi into the backstage, I had a meeting with the director and producer of “Fukuda-chi's apology program” along with the staff of the advertising agency owned by my stepfather.
However, this “Fukuda-chi's apology program” was put on hold.
In the middle of the meeting, new information came in one after another about the kidnapping case.
This was a TV news station, after all. The information came in absurdly fast.
And as I listened to the information that came in, I almost fainted.
That Anna-senpai had been arrested.
As one of the criminals in the kidnapping case.
I don't know how to describe my feelings at this moment.
Is it a dark pleasure? It's the kind of feeling that makes my cheeks relax.
And there was a boy rushed into the yakuza's office, and the police were called and rushed in. At that time, they happened to find the kidnapped girls inside the office.
Is there such a thing as a coincidence?
The names of the abducted girls were also given to the police. No matter how I look at it, the information seems to have come from inside the police department.
I was relieved to find the names of Misuzu and Masaki-chi among them.
But what surprised me the most was the name of the boy who rushed into the yakuza's office.
「Fu~min! What are you doing!?」
The directors around the table turned to look at me, who bounced.
I was relieved to see that Fu~min was all right, but now my questions became bigger.
Why did Fu~min have to go to Anna-senpai's...... yakuza's office all by himself?
I don't know how it happened. But the reason is clear.
Because the other party is Anna-senpai. No matter how I look at it, it's all about me, isn't it?
It's bad... Oh, he loves me so much. I'm in trouble because my boyfriend loves me too much. I mean, I love him too! Ah, I can't get enough of it. I want to flirt with Fu~min right now. I want to hug him, I want to hug Fu~min.
Unintentionally, my head went into a feverish frenzy.
But then the director casually mentioned something that threw cold water on my head.
「It's interesting, but this boy will probably be detained. If he's not careful, he'll probably be prosecuted. At his age, he has a criminal record... In some ways, that's incredible」
I won't let that happen!
So, I ran out of the meeting room and tapped my phone.
As soon as the phone was connected, I gasped for air and pleaded.
「Stepfather, I have a favor......」