Leah sat on her bed, arms folded, frowning at nothing in particular. She and her brother Kenshi had had plans to go hang out today, but suddenly he’d run out the door, yelling apologies behind him.
“But Ken, I thought we were—“
“Sorry, Sis! I’ll make it up to you, promise!”
What was it that had him running off all the time now, anyway? Sometimes he wouldn’t even come home, claiming he was too tired from helping Atsumu at LRN and would be crashing for the night in the space above the bar.
“Hmm,” she muttered.
Finally, she nodded, her mind made up.
“I’m going to get to the bottom of this,” she declared to nobody. “I’m gonna get my brother back!”
And I know just the person to go to for help with something like this.
Whipping out her phone, she quickly texted her friend, Mimi, who consequently happened to be a cop.
Yo, Meems! Are you free this afternoon? If so, meet me at my place! It’s urgent. o_o
After sending the text, she had the thought that Mimi might be a bit tired… after all, she’d been working overtime lately.
…Nah, nothing to worry about. Mimi would let her know if something like that was going on.
Mimi slid a pile of papers off her desk. They fluttered and flew everywhere but she didn’t really care at the moment. She’d deal with that later.
Right now she needed a nap. Carefully she placed her head down on the newly cleared space on her desk. Just five minutes. That’s all she needed.
Mimi quickly shot back up. That was her phone. Where was that thing anyway? For a moment she thought about just ignoring it and going back to her mini nap.
But what if it was someone important? The exhausted cop ran her hands through her hair and sighed loudly. She kicked her feet out which in turn caused her chair to fall backwards. Before she could she could yell out in surprise, she was on her back.
Shocked, she just lied there for a moment staring up at the ceiling.
Her text tone sounded one last time. Mimi turned her head in the direction of the melody. There on her bed sat her phone.
With another sigh, Mimi clambered out of her overturned chair and walked over to her bed. She picked the phone up and scrolled through her missed calls and texts.
3 calls from Tatsuro blah blah…2 calls from mom blahhh blaaah…Text from Leah.
She tapped the last one, bringing up Leah’s Message. Mimi quickly glanced over it.
"Urgent" was in the message. That nap would have to wait.
She texted Leah back as she shrugged on her jacket and exited her mess of an apartment.
Twenty minutes later and one grueling midday commute Mimi made it to Leah’s place.
Tired and ready to crawl back in bed she lightly knocks on Leah’s door.
Maybe she’ll let me nap on her sofa after this is over
Mimi yawned and rubbed her eyes.
"Leeeeeeah I’m here"
"Mimi!" Leah threw open the door; she’d obviously been waiting around for her friend to arrive. "You’re here, great! Come on in."
Making her way up the stairs to her family’s home above the restaurant, she beckoned for Mimi to follow. After getting to her room, she plopped down on the bed.
"Hey, Mimiiii," she said cajolingly. "You’re a cop, right? That means you can help me with a case, ri—whoah."
Leah blinked, apparently taking in Mimi’s apearance for the first time. “Dude, you look like a train ran you over. Have you been working THAT much lately?”