***Set as prologue, kindly watch the series for character details***
Himi Ko still remembered the day when Taro Suzuki waited for her outside the police station. It was expected, of the things that happened but not him. Being offered an attorney post in his law firm, Himi begans her journey to another chapter of her life.
“Haiii, I need your attention everyone. This is Himi Ko, she’ll be joining us in the crisis management starting today.” Suzuki-san strolled into a well-lit room, catching three people in the mid of a coffee break.
“Well, its about time you showed up Suzuki-san. Why have you not approved my leave yet?!” A middle aged woman in her orange blazer over a white dress promptly stood up. Her hair was short and well kept.
“Now now Yoda-chan, we have a new colleague here.” Suzuki-san grinned while Himi took the hint and held out her hand.
“Himi Ko, pleased to meet your acquaintance.”
“Yoda Chie, likewise but let me tell you this. Suzuki-san is a black company.” She shot a sharp gaze and gave her hand a confident squeeze. Quite a grip, I’m coming to like her already.
“This is Fujieda-kun and Mano-san. They are our supporting team.” A young man in his suit and a woman in her near forties nodded. So far so good.
“I’ll leave you all to yourself, we are expecting a client after lunch so don’t be late.” Suzuki-san continued and quickly leave through the door.
“Now what about my–” The door slammed closed upon Yoda mid-sentence. She groaned and said, “Mano-san, how are we supposed to get any rest around here?”
“At least we have a new colleague here.” Mano Seiko replied. She looks like your average co-worker, wearing a slightly over-sized spectacle which gave her an extra glint.
“If you don’t mind me saying, why don’t we have lunch Yoda-san?” Himi smiled, hoping to reduce the tension around the room.
“I know a good place.” Yoda stood up and lead the way, “Fujieda and Mano-san would be eating separately so you don’t need to mind them.”
“Yoda-san, I can hear you.” Fujieda-kun gave a wry smile while Mano-san took her bento out from her drawers.
“Let’s go.” Yoda winked at Himi while she took her arm.
“Where are we going?” Himi asked while she walked alongside Yoda.
“A Chinese place with steamed bun.” Yoda walks in her big strides and pointed to the bus stop ahead, “I hope you don’t mind ’cause we need to travel for a proper meal.”
“Oh?” Himi reached into her pocket and snatched out a car key, “Do you happen to have a driving license?”
“I do,” Yoda stopped and reflex took over. Her hands caught the keys right in time.
“Follow me.” Himi smiled and held the handle of a smart black sedan.
Yoda whistled at its sight. The car was gorgeous and well maintained with polish and clean sporty rims.
They huffed between bites of steamed bun, tasting the soup within with mumbled cry of ‘oishi’. Himi almost forgot when was her last proper lunch without worries. Ever since she became more involved with Azuma and his political management, it feels like walking on a tight rope while the world waits for you to fall.
“Why did you want to become an attorney, Himi-san?” Yoda asked as she finishes her last bite.
“It’s a long story. But thank you for the ride and the food, Yoda-chan” Himi Ko slaps her palm clean and taps Yoda’s shoulder.
“Eh~ You’re not gonna tell me?” Yoda fastened her pace and followed her out of the restaurant, “Said a person that cannot drive but owns a car!”
***Do watch episode one for subsequent story***