Hey! It has been a long time, hasn't it? This is a triquel series and I have rewritten it over and over. So I decided to add this one. It would be hard if you haven't read the previous series so I suggest you to read it first before you read this. Happy reading!
It was a peaceful day at winter season. Mai was doing her filling while talking with Eugene Davis, Naru's twin brother (and her potential future brother in law.) Gene was a nice person to talk with. He was easy going and very talkative. His stories were interesting too.
John, Houshou and Ayako also came more frequently to hear his stories. I made some warm teas and some snacks for them. Naru and Lin were in their office.
"I received a letter from the Copper family in London that time. They asked us to investigate a paranormal activity in their house. The fire came out from the kitchen, the rooms were suddenly become colder, a tapping voice on the roof and also some weird knocking voice on the window..." Gene started another story. His voice was low and serious.
The other heard him carefully. They gulped nervously. "Noll refused to come so I came with Madoka that time. Well, I almost dead that time..." Gene sighed.
"Was the ghost dangerous?!" Mai eagerly asked.
"Or is it hard to exorcise?" Houshou asked.
"The ghosts were a lot and very mad!" Ayako guessed.
"Was the ghost possessed you?" John tried another guess.
Gene shook his head. "No, it's not that." He said and laughed. "I even haven't arrived at that house!"
"So?" They asked in unison curiously.
"It's because Madoka drove like a crazy in a very high speed! That's why I inform you all to be careful if Madoka offered you to go home with her. Make sure that you have no heart problem!" Gene said and laughed.
The other sweat dropped and chuckled. Well, some of those stories were... nonsense or rather ridiculous too.
"Okay, let's move forward. We arrived at that house and I felt very cold." Gene continued the story.
"So there were some ghosts there?" Houshou guessed.
"I bet the ghost was only one but it was strong!" Ayako predicted to oppose Houshou's opinion.
John thought deeply. He touched his chin to think. "..."
Mai chuckled at her guess. "That time was winter." She joked.
"Yup! That time was winter and geez, there were some snowstorms too!" Gene said.
They all sweat dropped. 'I knew there's something tricky there...' John thought.
"I haven't told you the Copper family isn't it? Well, the Copper family members were a man with his wife and his seven years old son also with a maid and a gardener. I asked them one by one. The witnesses of the fire were the wife and the maid. They said that the fire suddenly lit and quickly put off by the gardener. They also said that they often heard some weird voice on the roof."
"The witnesses of the cold room were the son and also the man and the gardener. At first the son was alone in the room when suddenly the room became colder and colder. The son was shivered and went out from the room. He called his father to check on it. Copper-san checked at the air conditioner but it was off. The gardener had looked at the air conditioner but nothing strange from it."
"One day they all heard some knocking voice at night on the window. They looked at the window but they found no one. The wife also heard someone giggled. It happened quite often and Copper-san couldn't stand on it anymore. He sent a letter to me and told me to come to help them."
"Then?" The other asked.
"There was no ghost." Gene ended the story.
The other blinked unison. "Heeee?"
"There was no ghost." Gene repeated his word.
"The tapping voices were from the mice on the roof. Because they were too afraid, they thought that the stove was burned because of ghost but it was because the gas was leaking out. The room was become colder because they forgot to close the window and the knocking voice was because the snowstorm." Naru who was standing in front of his office said. "Mai, I have called you over and over but you didn't answer me. Now make a tea for me."
Mai blushed and quickly went to the kitchen.
Houshou and Ayako laughed at the end of the story while John was sweat dropped.
"Hey, Noll! At last you came out from your lair!" Gene said in mocking tone.
"I'm working in a real case not a stupid case like the Copper family." Naru replied sarcastically.
"I'm older than you so you have to be polite to me."
"Who said that you older than me? I'm older than you. So you are the one who should be polite."
"The clients said that I'm older."
"Oh yeah? That was because you told them so. The other scientists always called you as my younger brother."
"It was because they afraid to you! Mother said I'm older than you! I grew faster than you!"
"Is that so? Mother said that so you want to so her order. The fact, I'm taller than you now. Father also said that I grew faster than you."
"Father only wanted you to come with him in his research so he said that. Madoka said that I'm more social able and kinder than you."
"Madoka always dislikes me, she always scolds me. Lin said that I'm smarter and more diligent than you."
"Lin said that so you could be calm. You tea addict!"
"It's better to be a tea addict than a chocolate addict. I think the biggest mystery and abnormal occurrence in this world is the fact that you are not fat."
"Well, I'm sorry because I'm not fat." Gene said sarcastically. "You should learn to read and write the kanji more so you won't trouble Mai to translate it for you."
"Mai doesn't mind. It can help her to improve her English too. You should go home and start to learn how to draw better. Your drawing is very suck."
"I-It was because I tried to learn an abstract type of drawing!" Ugh, wrong move. The other tried to hold back their laughter. "You didn't understand the beauty of art!" Gene reasoned. Then, some loud laughter can be heard. A very wrong move, Gene.
Mai came out with a tray of a cup of tea and some snacks. "Another fighting?" Mai sighed. "You two should learn to be more mature..." Mai commented. She went into Naru's office.
Naru smirked to his brother. "Well, I have a girlfriend faster than you." Naru said.
Gene growled angrily. "Hmph! It isn't a reason." Gene reasoned. "Just because you already have a girlfriend and first kiss..."
Mai came out from the office and frowned at them. Houshou, Ayako and John hold their laughter with all their best.
Naru pulled Mai and kissed her deeply. "You don't know adult taste." Naru said to Gene when he released his girlfriend who was blushing madly.
Gene gave him a smirk. "I can try it to Mai-chan if you don't stop bothering me about that."
Naru clenched his fist angrily. "This little..." Naru muttered.
That time Madoka barked in. She greeted a simple 'good afternoon' and went to Lin's office without knocking. She dragged Lin out from the office and grabbed one of the twins randomly. Unfortunately, she grabbed Naru.
"Wha..." Naru was cut off by the answer before he asked.
"Your mom is coming and she almost arrived at Narita port. I'll drive so..." Madoka cut off too by Lin.
"I'll drive." Lin said and took the car key from her.
Naru was about to protest but Madoka shot him a glare. He sighed and followed them out.
The other was exited at the news. "Hey Gene, what is your mother looked like?!" They asked.
Gene slumped back at the coach and closed his face in fear. "Oh my God, I forgot to phone mother..." He muttered. "I'm dead..."
Little talk at SPR
I was figdetting on my laptop which annoyed Naru and Lin, I knew that but I can't help it.
Gene was in a gloomy expression. "I know I have forgotten something..." Gene said.
"And now you know what you have forgotten." Kazahaya answered behind the pile of his works which still be brought by Ryou to the SPR.
Gene shivered a bit. "I don't want to imagine what my mother will do..." He said.
"What kind of mother she is?" Mai asked curiously. Hey, Luella is her boyfriend's mother anyway. Maybe she will be her mother too? Who knows...
Gene closed his ears. "Oh no, don't ask me... Don't ask me..." He answered.
'Why Gene is so afraid with his mother?' they thought in unison while Naru only smirked.