Molco... one of our favorite shopping places. Like I said, Shiki and I used to go shopping there. This is one of the places with fashion's name in it.
"Aha!" a voice suddenly said. We both know who that belongs to...
"It's him, isn't it?" I asked, looking casual.
"Yup, it's him," Shiki replied, also casual.
Looks like we got ourselves another confrontation with Beat.
"I found you again, Shiki," he said. "You and your clone/twin sister."
I was so angry that he called me those two things again. "How many times do I have to tell you? My name is Eri, and I'm her best friend, not her clone or twin sister!"
"Pfft. Whatever," said the Reaper right in front of us. "Anyway, it's time for you girls to get erased! Behold, my power!"
I replied calmly, "Right. The only thing you're gonna show us is how dumb you are."
"What did you say? Are you tryin' to provoke me?"
"Well, you're the one who tried to provoke us, Beat," Shiki started talking to him. "Looks like I got no choice, but to fight you."
"That's the spirit, Shiki," Beat is ready to fight us. "Now you and your lookalike will be erased!"
Now the battle begins. Anyway, we can beat him with the help of my pins and Mr. Mew. While I focused on using my blade and ice pins, Shiki will have to get Mr. Mew to attack him until a Fusion attack appears. Maybe it's time I should test out level 2. In order to do this, we must have 2 stars. As we continue to attack Beat, the Fusion is ready. I tested it out to see the results and that is Shiki and I are riding Mr. Mew while he attacks. How nice. Anyway, the battle's over and we win.
"You two have gotten stronger since the last time we met," Beat said, looking in the face of defeat.
Suddenly, he is about to make an attack with some blade, but I grab his hand and punch him in the face. I grab hold of it and started to make an attack. "You shouldn't play with knives," I said, and then I hit him in the face with it.
"Now it's time for me to leave and erase more Players. Consider yourself lucky you two are still alive."
Too bad for him, I'm not gonna allow him to escape after that. Maybe it's time to get something out of him. As soon as he started to ride away by his skateboard, I send a powerful kick to his face that it eventually knocks him out.
"Shiki, can you show me the way to Cat Street?" I asked.
"Why? Do we need to bring him there?"
"Yes," I replied. "We need to ask him questions."
Shiki shows me the way to get to Cat Street. It's from near Miyashita Park. Well, that's easy enough. Once we get there, she shows me the way to WildKat. As we entered there, the cafe looks okay, but there aren't any customers. In fact, Mr. H isn't around. If this place is empty, then that means this could be the perfect place for interrogating Beat. We placed him on a chair for interrogation.
"Shiki?" I started a conversation.
"Since you have taught me some things about the Game, maybe I should teach you some things about being an activist," I replied. "That way, we can both have each other's skills, the ones we don't have."
She knows what I'm talking about; she really does know about how we don't have each other skills. This is the time she should know how an activist acts.
"Okay, so what are the basics?"
"First, you need to have a tough attitude, which you already have since you got here," I replied. "Second, your method of attack, and I'm guessing it's when you have Mr. Mew doing all the attack for you. Anyway, I'm not gonna question you about that. It's nice to have him as your method of attack. Third, you must be defensive. Have you been defensive?"
Shiki replied, "Yes, I just block some attacks from the enemies."
"Good. Now the most important thing to have when being an activist is to interrogate someone."
"Interrogate?" Shiki started to ask me that kind of question. "As in ask some questions?"
"Exactly," I replied. "We have to question someone to get some answers to what we want."
"That's simple enough, but what if Beat won't answer. You know, if he tries to lie..."
I just knew you'd ask me that, Shiki. I thought. This is my favorite part.
"Then we just have to beat him up until he answers. Since we're here together, we should play good cop, bad cop. The good cop is the cop who is reasonable while the bad cop is the cop who acts aggressive."
"I see..." Shiki looks scared by this. She has never done this one before. Anyway, this is her first time.
I continued on, "Why don't we play rock-paper-scissors? The winner will get to be the good cop while the loser will get to be the bad cop. How many points of winning do you want to make?"
Shiki replies, "Three points."
Now the game begins. First round, I'm planning to use rock. As we are ready with our selections, she chose scissors. That means I win this round. Now for the second round, Shiki wins by rock when I chose scissors. Nice one. Third round, I thought about using paper, but she has beat me with scissors. She really does have a sharp eye in this one. Fourth round, I win by paper when she chose rock. For the final round, this is the final decision for our roles. Who is the winner?
It's Shiki by scissors when I chose paper. That settles it, she's the good cop while I'm the bad cop.
Now let the interrogation begin...
I grab a glass of water and spill it on Beat, waking him up. Upon waking up, he went into a surprise yelling, "Mommy, I didn't do it!" Shiki and I laugh at this one.
"Hey, where am I?" he looked around the place we have taken him to. Looks like he knows this place. "Why did you take me here?"
"Because we have questions to ask you, Beat," Shiki replied. "Like why did you join the Reapers?"
"I don't know what you're talking about," Beat answers. I could tell he's lying.
I started, "Sure you don't, you liar."
I punch him in the face, then I grab him by his head to do it again.
"You know, I'm gonna break you if you don't answer that question."
"Okay, okay, no need to do that!" Beat looks scared. "I did this to save Rhyme, that's all."
"You joined the enemy side just to save her?" Shiki makes the question.
Beat replies, "Yes."
"What's with that Noise you carry on your shoulder?"
"It's just some Noise."
I wonder if Shiki could tell if he's lying. When I looked at her eyes, I could say "yes". Yes, she can tell he's lying.
"You know, I could tell Eri to do something with it," she said.
I said, "You're right. I'm not gonna. Instead..." I kick him in the groin. I guess this is a painful experience for him. "Now talk unless you want another kick in your groin."
"Alright, alright! It's Rhyme!" Beat replied.
"It's Rhyme, huh?" I asked. "How? I mean, what happened to her to make her something like that."
"Right after she sacrificed her life for me, her Soul was bound to a pin which her Noise can be summoned."
I guess that's all he knows about this question. Now for the last question...
"Do you have any other objectives?" Shiki asks it.
Beat replied, "No, I'm just trying to save Rhyme, that's all."
I could tell he's lying again. I thought.
I call on Shiki to whisper from behind his back. "He's dumb, right?"
"Yes," was the reply.
"Then I know how I can make him talk."
As we continue on to the interrogation, I look angry at Beat's face. I throttle him with my left hand, and made a finger gun with my right hand. Where did I point it? At his head.
"You are so in trouble, Beat," I said calmly, then started to get angry. "I got this powerful psych that could literally erase you. Therefore, you're gonna face erasure right here and now if you don't answer that question!"
"What?" Beat is now looking really scared of me. "Come on, girl. What do you think you're doing? This is crazy!"
"Yeah, this is crazy. You're getting exactly what you deserve for making attacks on us. Now answer that question!"
"Okay, okay! I'm trying to become the new Composer."
I turned to Shiki for answers. "Composer?"
"It means he's trying to become the leader of the Reapers," was the reply I could get out of her. "In other words, he plans to run the Game."
Then I turned to Beat for this one. "Once you become the Composer, then what happens?"
"Then I'll just save Rhyme!" was the reply coming out of him. "Now that you got what you want, would you please stop making that move on me? You're acting like a psycho!"
As I look at Shiki, she nods for this so I agree to let him go. I let go of his neck and stop the "finger gun" act on him. "You're free, Beat. Just stand still on the front door."
He walks away from the chair he's sitting and stops outside the front door. Of course, he wonders why did I just let him do that.
"Why? What's the big deal, anyway?"
As soon as he gets distracted by this one, I started to run towards and send him a powerful kick. The kick I made is so powerful that it sends him flying to the sky. Then, a star appears twinkling.
"Now that's been taken care of, to the AMX?" I said.
"To the AMX," Shiki replied.
We run off from here to Molco, ready to reach our destination.