KBTBB- Soryu Poison Part 2
“Rise and shine lady!” Gasping at the bitter cold sensation on your skin your consciousness quickly returns. Coughing lightly you try to sit up, only to be stopped by something tied around your wrists. A quick glance at your wrists shows a rope. Attempting to wriggle free you grimace at the sharp pain of the rope cutting into your skin. “There’s no escape lady” Flinching at the cold voice you look up to see a dark figure stood at the other side of the room. “Princess…” You hear a groan from next to the figure. “Inui!” He’s hunched over, slowly reaching a hand towards you. “Princess? Aww what a pretty pet name, and here I was thinking you were the girlfriend of a certain Mr. Oh. I feel played.” Your eyes quiver at the mention of Soryu’s name. In three quick strides the figure reaches you and places a hand around your neck. “Well then ‘Princess’, looks like we’ll have to play a game. It’s obvious you have every Ice Dragon wrapped around your little fingers.” Swallowing your fear, you glare at the man. “What do you want with me?” “Well, you see, there’s a rumour that the Ice Dragons are, how do I put it, indestructible? Yeah, that sounds about right. And I wanted to test that theory. The Ice Dragons are in my way; every time I try to strike a deal they cut me down! I wanted to find a way to destroy them and lo and behold! A certain 'Princess’ is the boss’s lover. What better way to destroy him by messing with him physically and emotionally, hmm?” The man trails his fingers down your cheek. Chills shoot down your spine. “You plan to bring down the Ice Dragons by yourself?” “Oh, but I’m not by myself, am I 'Princess’? I have you”.
“I don’t get it.” Soryu muttered for the third time. He and his men had just arrived at the Chinese Mafia headquarters.“The Chinese Mafia are our allies, why would they target ___?” “I don’t know, but something feels off about this.” Samejima replied with a sigh. Stepping out of the car he knocks on the front door twice, the pauses, then knocks three more times. “Sometimes I wish their security was less childish.” “Ah that’s the great thing about it Soryu Oh, no suspects a secret knock”.Annoyed and frustrated Soryu just scowls at the leader of the Chinese Mafia. “What brings you here? I don’t remember there being a deal.” “We came to ask some questions, it’s urgent.” Nodding in understanding the mob boss gestures for them to follow him. “So what is it?” “This.” Soryu slams the gathered pieces of broken glass onto the table. “Dragon Root?” The mob boss starts laughing. “I’ve not seen this in years” “What do you mean?” Soryu demanded, “I thought this was your signature poison.” Shaking his head the leader of the Chinese Mafia sighs. “The last time my men used this was just before we became allies, that day I lost my best man.” “This Dragon Root was used to kidnap two members of the Ice Dragons. Is it possible that your 'best man’ is still alive?” “If he is I doubt he’d make contact with the Ice Dragons again, he hated you.” “Tell me his name and everything you know about him.” “His name is Yuzuki, and if I remember rightly he used to own a yacht.” “Do you know the name of the yacht?” “It was called Gōngzhǔ.” Nodding Soryu stands up and gestures for his men to get back to the car. Bowing to the mob boss they all leave. “Samejima, get the rest of my men to search all the harbours in Japan for a yacht called Gōngzhǔ.” “Yes, sir.” After an hour his men has narrowed down several yachts with the same name. Scanning through the list Soryu knows immediately where they are. “Men follow me, we’re headed to Moon Bay.”
“You’re forgetting one thing” “I don’t think so” “You don’t have just me.” Smirking you point to behind the man. Whilst you were talking Inui had managed to untie his legs and was now behind him. “This is for Princess”. WHACK!! Inui punches the man straight in the face and he falls dramatically to the ground. “Princess!! Are you okay?!?!” “I’m fine Inui, thank you. Now untie me, we have to find our way out of here.” Quickly Inui makes his way towards you and unties the ropes. “Oh no! Sir is gonna kill me!” “Huh?” Looking down at your wrists you see two purple rings were the rope has bruised your skin. “It’s fine Inui!! Let’s go!” Both of you set off running at the same time, heading for the door at the far side of the room. “Huh, it’s open.” “He was way too distracted with his hate.” Frowning, you pull the heavy door open. Closing the door behind you, you search for something to barricade it, but upon seeing the view outside your mouth drips open. “What the?!?” Before your eyes is the sea. “Were on a boat?!” “Sir is really gonna kill me.” “Inui, we have to get off this boat, but which way do we swim?” “Maybe there’s a navigation room?” You shake your head. “Trying to find that would take too long. If the boat turned we would feel it right? Our only chance is to just swim in the direction we came from.” “But we don’t know how far we’re out at sea.” “It’s our only chance.” Nodding reluctantly Inui grabs your hand. “On three?” “One, two, three!!” Simultaneously both of you jump in the sea.