Chapter Thirty-Nine: Tough Questions:

Aiguo gave Watari a strange look. “What do you mean?”

“Well,” Watari said. “What will we do if Kirika-chan is they key?”

“Run more tests.”

“And after that?”

The mobster frowned. “Why does it matter?”

“My friend wants to know. He’s grown attached to the child; you see?” The blonde scientist saw the bewildered look on Aiguo’s face. “Did I say something confusing to you?”

“It’s just a key.”

“No, no, no, no. Kirika-chan here is living being.” Watari played with the baby’s feet. “She breathes, cries, laughs, and eats. Look at her. She’s so cute and full of life. Why would you put her through misery in the lab?”

Aiguo rubbed his forehead. “I don’t get you people.”

Watari raised an eyebrow. “Why is that?”

“It’s just a key.”

She has a name! It’s Kirika-chan.”

The mobster sighed and puffed up his cheeks. “Let’s just get the stupid test results.”

“Right…” The men returned to work.

-Last Night-

Watari got a phone call in the middle of the night.

“Hello?” he asked.

“Watari?” Tsuzuki asked.

His friend sighed. “What is it? Why are you calling me so late?”

“I need you to do something for me…”