In order to help Baby Doll out, I needed a little help. Thatï¿½s where Michiro becomes rather useful. I had to talk him into it a little bit.
ï¿½Why do you want to access police files from two years ago?ï¿½ he asked over lunch. I gave him a crafty smile.
ï¿½Thereï¿½s this girl whoï¿½s asking me to help solve a murder,ï¿½ I said. Michiro frowned at me.
ï¿½What?ï¿½ I asked.
ï¿½Youï¿½re doing this to impress a girl?ï¿½ he asked.
ï¿½No,ï¿½ I lied. He narrowed his eyes at me still. I shrugged at him.
ï¿½Maybe,ï¿½ I said. ï¿½But, itï¿½s not like that.ï¿½ I leaned in close to him. ï¿½Iï¿½m just kind of curious about her, you know?ï¿½ Michiro didnï¿½t even blink.
ï¿½What exactly do you need in the police files?ï¿½ he asked. I sat back, smiling.
ï¿½Just the Nikishi case two years ago,ï¿½ I replied. His face drew a huge blank.
ï¿½That case?ï¿½ he asked. ï¿½But itï¿½s still not cold. Why would you want something like that?ï¿½
ï¿½Would you believe me if I said that the girl is one of the murder victims in the case?ï¿½ I asked. Michiro gave me a strange look.
ï¿½How?ï¿½ he asked. I threw up my hands at him.
ï¿½She claims that she canï¿½t rest in peace until she gives her grandmother the answers that she needs,ï¿½ I said.
ï¿½You donï¿½t really believe her, do you?ï¿½ he asked.
ï¿½I havenï¿½t decided yet,ï¿½ I replied. ï¿½But Iï¿½ve decided to try and find out anyway. So, Iï¿½m going to help her find her killers so that I can find my own answers.ï¿½
ï¿½But you can do that if you donï¿½t have the police records on the case?ï¿½ Michiro finished. I nodded at him with big eyes.
ï¿½Please?ï¿½ I asked. He sighed and rolled his eyes.
ï¿½Fine, Iï¿½ll see what I can do,ï¿½ my good friend said. I smiled and hugged him wildly across the table.
ï¿½Thanks, man!ï¿½ I said aloud. I didnï¿½t even mind him groaning at me.