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Kangin surveyed the crime scene with sad eyes. This had been the worst murder case he had seen since he started working in the field. The dark alley had been covered with blood when he first arrived. Bodies of five young men and two women were aligned in a perfect row; all were laying face forward with their hands joined together at the back. Each had a bullet put to the back of their heads and two in their lower backs.
“It looks familiar doesn’t it?”
Kangin nodded his head. “This is definitely his work.”
Kyuhyun hummed in agreement. “Ryeowook says that one of the hoobaes will have the analysis of the crime scene on your desk in two hours.”
“Good. Let’s go back to the office, Kyuhyun. There are things I need to discuss with the team.”
Kyuhyun bit his lip anxiously. He kept thinking of the bodies in the alleyway and who caused them. No matter what, Kyuhyun thought, they can’t find out that Sungmin had been there.
“Something wrong?” Ryeowook asked from his desk. “You’ve been pacing for quite a while now.”
“Nothing, just thinking about the murder case,” Kyuhyun responded.
“It’s such a shame,” Ryeowook said softly. “Those people were still young … only in their mid twenties, I’d say. Whoever did that has no heart at all.”
Kyuhyun said nothing.
Kangin walked into the meeting room, barely acknowledging all the heads of departments seated around the circled table. He looked around the room for a brief second before clearing his throat.
“I suppose everyone has heard of the murder case today, which the media has been calling The Work of the Devil. This is the third time we have seen this type of thing but it’s the first time we are dealing with it since this happened to take place in Seoul.” Kangin rubbed the bridge of his nose, feeling the starts of a migraine. “Everyone working in the field will be split up into two teams: one dedicated to arresting the murderers for this specific crime, the other will be led by me to cracking down on Choi Siwon’s drug-trafficking business.”
“How is the murder case and Choi Siwon—?”
“Related?” Kangin cut off. “Sad as it may sound the murder was only a warning. One of the girls killed in the mass murder today, Jung Sujin, is the daughter of Jung Minkyu. Jung Minkyu owes Siwon a lot of money and killing his daughter is just a warning. The other kids that were with her were, sad as it may be, just at the wrong place at the wrong time.” Kangin sighed. “This just adds to the amount of crimes that are linked with Choi Siwon’s name.”
“Siwon did not physically kill th—”
“One thing that I’ve learned about him throughout the past year and half of tracking him down—” Kangin shoots the speaker a glare — “is that Siwon never gets his hands dirty unless it’s absolutely necessary. Now, is everyone done with their questions? I’d like to get to the splitting of the teams.”
Everyone nodded their heads and Kangin started listing out the names as to who would track down the murders. He then started listing the names of the officers who would be on his team and track down Siwon and the rest of his gang.
Eeteuk knocked on the door to Kangin’s office and without waiting for an answer, immediately let himself in. Kangin looked up from his paperwork and scowled at him.
Eeteuk hummed in response. “I can tell, boss.” He made his way over to Kangin so that he was standing directly behind him and slowly let his arms tangle themselves around Kangin’s neck.
“Eeteuk...” Kangin sighed.
“I know, I know,” Eeteuk muttered, letting go, “not now, I’m busy we’re in the office... what if someone sees? I know.”
“I didn’t mean it like—”
“Forget it,” Eeteuk interrupted, smiling at Kangin. “Besides I came here to talk to you about Siwon.”
“That’s the last thing I want to talk about,” Kangin said as he signed the document in front of him.
“Yeah, well you’re going to have to. Jung Minkyu’s ex-wife wants justice for what happened to her daughter and guess whose stuck representing her? Me.” Eeteuk glowered at his co-worker when he made no move to acknowledge what he said. “Except I have a problem with this woman, you see, she doesn’t understand that your team is still trying to find the asshole who killed her daughter!”
“Eeteuk if you’re going to blame me—”
“I’m not blaming you for anything,” Eeteuk interrupted, putting his hand on Kangin’s shoulder, “but for the love of God, before I go insane from this woman’s incessant nagging can you please, find the asshole who shot Jung Sujin? That shouldn’t be very hard with all your years in this business.”
Kangin rolled his eyes, trying to keep his temper in check. “Just like you’re going to drive me insane with your incessant nagging?”
“You have to deal with me at home, you know that?”
Kyuhyun wasn’t pleased to come home to find that Sungmin had broken into his apartment and was lounging comfortably on his couch.
“Hey there boyfriend.” Sungmin got up from his position on the couch and walked over to Kyuhyun who was taking off his shoes. He started loosening Kyuhyun’s tie and placing kisses all over his face.
“Tough day at work?” Sungmin asked realizing that Kyuhyun wasn’t responding to him at all.
“You could say that,” Kyuhyun muttered, pushing Sungmin away from him. “I’ve been assigned to the Chief’s official team.”
“Isn’t that supposed to be a good thing?” Sungmin asked hesitantly.
Kyuhyun nodded his head and flopping down onto the couch. “I won’t be home as much and I won’t be able to spend as much time with you.”
“Oh...” Sungmin furrowed his eyebrows. “If it’s about spending time with me, Kyuhyun, it doesn’t matter so much.”
“Guess so.” Kyuhyun noticed that Sungmin’s voice had changed a bit. “We’re tracking down a gang called Walking with the Devil ... do you know anything about them? You work as a bartender in Club 666; someone said their members frequent that place quite a lot.”
“I know nothing about them, Kyuhyun,” Sungmin said softly as he ran his fingers through his lover’s hair.
If only you weren’t lying.