it had been darkly amusing to get the “call” that he had. rather, it wasn’t a call but a meeting – alex had been approached by some men in black, and he had been… asked to join their organisation. alex had, of course, refused, but then they had threatened the lives of sabina, edward, and liz pleasure, and so alex did agree to join them, but he had a different idea in mind. rather than join them genuinely, he’d take down the organisation.
( although, he’d’ve thought after what happened to scorpia, they would have rather taken him out than take him in. )
he had placed a call to joe byrne for more information on the organisation, who was now director of the covert actions division of the cia, since he’d rather not deal with mi6 more than he had to, and joe byrne had directed him to japan to one kudō shinichi and given him a file that gave him the basic rundown on the other male, and alex had to admit at being impressed – solving cases until he was sixteen and an attack drove him to stay underground where he spent some years attempting, and then succeeding, to take down the black organisation along with the cia, fbi, and, apparently, his cousin edogawa conan who was a child. ( and alex thought that HE had been young. )
apparently, he, along with edogawa conan, were the leading experts of the black organisation, but the cia no longer observed edogawa conan in the way they still did kudō shinichi ( possibly due to his age ? while the cia hadn’t shied away from using a fourteen year old boy – or even, alex supposes, an primary schooler – they couldn’t be cold enough to keep interfering with an eight year old’s life, not with joe byrne in power ).
so, here alex was in japan, about to meet kudō shinichi, the sherlock holmes of the east, apparently. he hasn’t noticed anyone following him, nor has he felt that pinprick on the back of his neck he gets when someone does follow him or watch him. still, just in case kudō is being watched, the front door would be too obvious an entrance to go through, and most people didn’t bother to keep a watch on windows since they were a least obvious mode of entry and exit.
luckily for him, the windows were above balconies that every apartment seemed to have and they were on the back of the building, facing an unpopulated alleyway. the only danger here was, well, getting noticed by the people in the buildings behind him, but it was late enough at night that it was unlikely that anyone would be up to see him. so, he climbs up, perfectly silent, until he reaches the balcony that he knows belongs to kudō, and, standing on the balcony’s bars, he jimmies the lock of one of the windows closest to the balcony and slides in, still perfectly quiet ( aside from the click of the lock when alex gets it open ), and closes the window behind him.
while he doesn’t know much about eastern culture ( he knows more of the european cultures, like, spain, france, and italy ), alex does know that wearing shoes while inside the house is considered rude, so he slips them off and is left with his bare socks while still in the room that he snuck into ( which, considering what it looks like in the dark with a desk and a bookshelf, seems to be an office ).
now, time to ( hopefully ) not get shot by kudō…