Chapter Eleven: Broken Inside:
Hisoka gave her a blank stare. What… What is this? He could hear Tsuzuki’s warning in his head. “She’ll drag you back down.”
“I…” he said. “I…” Hisoka lowered her eyes. Tears rolled down Jessie’s cheeks. The shinigami shook his head. Don’t look at me like that… I can’t take it. He wished that he had a distraction. His cell phone rang. Hisoka answered in relief.
“Hello?” he asked.
“Is this a bad time?” Watari asked on the other line. Hisoka quickly shook his head.
“No!” he said. “It’s fine. What is it?”
“Are you okay, Bon? You sound shaken up.”
“I’m fine, I’m fine. What do you want?”
“I found Hikaru,” Watari answered. Hisoka’s eyes widened as he froze. He raced to his room.
“You did?” the shinigami whispered in the corner.
“Yes,” Watari answered.
“Well, what about him?”
“It’s not much.”
“What do you have so far?”
“He was born in 1986. Normal boy with a mother as his only family.”
“That’s it?” Hisoka asked.
“The file on him is sealed for some reason.”
Hisoka raised an eyebrow. “Sealed?”
“I haven’t figured out why yet. I could hack into it, but it will take me about three days.”
“Three days. Right…” Hisoka looked over at the bathroom. Three more days with her?
“Hisoka!” Jessie whimpered.
“Who was that?” Watari asked over the phone. Hisoka felt his stomach turn.
“Bon?” Watari asked.
“Where is Hikaru now?” the younger shinigami asked.
Hisoka made an odd face. “That can’t be right.”
“That’s what his status says.”
“Let me guess: Cause of death is sealed too.”
Hisoka sighed. “What is going on here?”
“Hisoka!” Jessie wailed again. The shinigami groaned to himself.
“Are you sure you’re okay, Bon?” Watari asked.
“Yes!” Hisoka complained. “Listen, I’ve got to go.”
The younger shinigami sighed. “What is it now?”
“Be very careful, okay?” Watari said. He hung up before Hisoka could say a word. The younger shinigami stared at his phone, frowning. Not you too, he thought. Damn it!
“Hisoka!” Jessie wailed. Her ex dropped his shoulders.
“Coming,” he replied. Hisoka walked back to the bathroom. More tears had formed in Jessie’s eyes.
“Why did you leave me?” she asked.
“I’m so sorry for that,” Hisoka lied. He pressed his lips together as he formed the question in his head.
“How did Hikaru die?” he asked. Jessie’s eyes grew wide.
“What?” she asked.
“How did your last boyfriend die?” her ex asked again. The demon opened her mouth, but all that came out was pain-filled screams.
“Jessie?” Hisoka asked, running towards his ex. “Jessie? Jessie?” She thrashed about in the tub as her screams filled the air. The last thing she could remember was going face down in the cooling bath water.