Yo…I'm glad you guys liked the first chapter…I wasn't so sure, but I guess its fine…
Disclaimer: I do not own Ghost Hunt or any of its characters, I own Takeshi though, in case you haven't noticed.
"Stalked by a spirit?" Mai repeated in confusion.
"Yeah," said Takeshi with a nod.
"When did you first notice this?" questioned Naru as Lin began to type away on his laptop. "By that, I mean, when did you come to realize there was a spirit around you?"
The older boy thought for a moment. "A couple of months ago, I think…" he said.
"Yeah, about a week before Christmas."
"I see," said Naru. "And what exactly has been going on? Why did you request our help?"
"Well, it's not like it's doing anything," said Takeshi. "It's just awkward cause it's always there…like someone's constantly breathing down my neck, y'know? I just want it gone."
"Do you know who it could be?" asked Mai.
"Nope, no idea," said Takeshi with a shrug.
"I'll accept this case," said Naru after a moment of silence. "Make sure to have some rooms for us to use as our base and for the team to sleep in."
"Cool," said Takeshi, getting to his feet. "Already taken care of."
"Oh, and while we investigate, you won't be able to go to school," the black haired teen added.
"Even better! Are you starting tomorrow?" And when Naru nodded, Takeshi said, "Great, see you then. I gotta get back to work. My break ends in a couple of minutes." He thanked Naru, nodded at Lin, and had Mai walk him to the door.
"Mai, tea!" Naru called, as he headed back into his office. He collapsed in his chair and immediately lost himself in his thoughts…but it wasn't the case he was thinking about. His mind was focused on Takeshi and Mai.
How did they know each other? How long have they known each other? Why do they look so close? Why is Mai always smiling around him? Does he like Mai? Does Mai like him?
Naru scowled at his thoughts. Takeshi didn't seem like someone Mai would be interested in anyway. That fiery coloured hair* didn't seem to be Mai's style. But then…what WAS Mai's style…?
What was MAI interested in? Did he even know? Could she possibly be interested in him, her boss? Was HE interested in her, his young assistant?
He shook his head, clearing his thoughts, just as a knock sounded on his door.
"Naru, I have your tea!" Mai called.
"Come in," said Naru.
The door opened and Mai walked in, balancing a teacup on a tray. As usual, she had given Lin his drink first. Naru took the cup and sipped the liquid. Mai was still standing there. This wasn't anything new; she always waited for him to thank him…which he never actually did.
He looked at her and was slightly surprised. Instead of seeing that impatient look he had been expecting, he saw a troubled look on her face.
"Mai?" he voiced automatically.
"I…don't think you should've accepted that case, Naru," said the girl slowly.
"Why not?" he questioned.
"…I don't know," said Mai quietly. "I just…don't like it…" After a moment, she seemed to realize what she had been saying, for she suddenly shook her head and pulled on a fake smile. "Sorry, Naru! I'll get back to work."
She quickly left his office, leaving Naru alone once more…
*Takeshi's hair is an orangey-reddish colour.
That's all for now…Next part up once I think of something…Looking forward to reviews! Laterz!