Halo Seventeen: Koizumi:
Yamato and his crew had been hard at work. Three more targets were added to their hit list. Shinra surrendered the list of former Chou Mori employees.
“You’re not thinking about doing anything extreme, are you?” the doctor asked. He already knew the answer to that. Yamato smiled and raised his eyebrow.
“Define extreme,” he said.
“Murder,” Shinra said. The tadpole smiled and shrugged.
“Just the ones that really deserve it,” he said. He turned and walked away. Meanwhile, Shinra was planning on having the boy his crew tailed. Yamato smiled to himself.
You can watch all you want, but you won’t stop us.
Back the new hideout, Yamato gathered up his crew and they started looking at the personnel files. He opened the cover and ran his finger down the list.
“Where are we starting?” Erina asked.
“The doctors,” Yamato said. “The orderlies will be the bait.” Reo looked on the page when one name caught her eye.
“I would like to suggest the first kill,” she said. The rest of the group looked up at her. Yamato titled his head.
“Who is your grievance with?” he asked. Reo stood up straight.
“Koizumi-sensei!” she blurted out. That name was enough to make them freeze. Unpleasant memories floated around in their heads. Hifumi’s right eye started to twitch.
“Is that the creep that tried to finger the girls?” she asked.
“Yes!” Erina, Sur, and Reo all said. The girls looked like they were ready to vomit. Yamato put up his hands in a shrug.
“Do you want to do this yourselves or do you need us to come out there with you?” he asked. The girls huddled in a circle for a hot minute. They didn’t really need to that, though.
“We’ll take him,” Reo said.
“Fine,” Yamato said. “I will text you his address.”
“Thank you,” Hifumi said. Yamato turned back to the personnel file book. The aim wasn’t to kill of the former staff. Just the ones that took part in the Tadpole Project.
This would all be part of the goal towards killing the head of the serpent.
They tracked him down in north side of Ikebukuro. Koizumi-sensei hadn’t changed at all. The girls trailed him to a gentleman’s club. Reo sneered at the bright flashing lights above. She could still feel his touch on her skin.
Reo sat naked in the baths. The ice-cold watch made her skin burn. She held her knees to her chest. This was one of the rare times she still had her sound mind intact. She didn’t know how long that would last.
Suddenly, she heard the door open.
No… Please don’t let it be him. Please don’t let it be him. Reo sank down into the tub and held her breath to stay quiet.
“Hello?” a sing-songy voice filled the air. Reo’s heart pounded against her chest. Go away. Please leave me alone. Please leave me alone.
Footsteps walked down the row of tubs.
“Come out and play!” the voice cooed. “Come out! Come out!” The chuckling made it worse. Reo thought she would suffocate. But if she came up, he would see her. Then again, drowning wouldn’t be so bad compared to the experiments being performed on his body. She started to pray that he would leave. The stinging cold was nothing compared to his “treatment” for her.
Make him go away. Make him go away.
Suddenly, a hand grabbed her back. Reo froze. No… Against her better judgement, she lifted her head. There it was. That creepy grin peering down at her.
“Found you!” that creepy pervert cheered. Reo’s eyes widened.
Reo’s eyes began to see fire.
“That bastard has to die,” she hissed. Erina put her hand on her shoulder.
“We all want him dead,” she whispered. “But we can’t charge in.” Reo whipped her head around.
“But…” she said in a trembling voice.
“We will let you make the killing blow,” the older tadpole said. Reo tried to relax.
“You promise?” she asked.
“Yes,” Erina said. The younger tadpole relaxed.
“So, how are we going to do this?” Hifumi asked. Erina turned to Reo.
“That will be up to her,” she said. The younger tadpole about jumped.
“Me?” she asked.
“Yes,” Erina said. “He will your kill.” Reo smiled and closed her fist to her chest.
“Yeah!” she said. The young tadpole turned to Hifumi.
“You’re going in,” she said.
“Do I need to do anything?” she asked. Reo started to smirk.
“Can you make your chains have spikes on them?” she asked. Hifumi grinned.
“How big do you want them?” she asked. Reo pushed the answer into her head. The chain tadpole nodded once.
“Got it,” she said. Hifumi turned and walked into the club.
Having charm played to her advantage. Hifumi didn’t have to do much to draw eyes her way. She took down my ponytail and made her way to the front door. With her top button unbuttoned, Hifumi was ready. She walked into the club with a sway in her step. All eyes fell on her. The tadpole tuned them out with the pounding music and spinning lights.
“Hey babe, you looking for a good time?” a man about twenty years old asked. He drunkenly tried to put his arms around her waist. Hifumi gently pushed him off.
“Maybe later,” she said. The man pouted at her.
“I’m so sorry,” Hifumi said, pressing her hands together, bowing her head. She walked away to the bar. The bartender gulped as he struggled to keep his eyes on her face.
“What can I get for you tonight?” he asked. Hifumi smiled like a little angel.
“Do you have any cherry drinks?” she asked. The older man smiled as his cheeks turned red.
“I will see what I can do,” he said.
“Thank you,” Hifumi said, bowing her head. The bartender got right to work. Meanwhile, the tadpole looked around.
“Come on, you bastard,” she said under her breath. “Come out and show yourself.” The bartender came back with her drink.
“Thank you,” she said. Hifumi took a drink. She winced at the bitter taste. Alcohol would be unless to her. She might as well have just ordered water.
Suddenly, she noticed that she wasn’t alone. Hifumi looked out of the corner of her eye. A man in his fifties sat beside her. She noticed his dark eyes through his grey-framed glasses. The smell of heavy cologne made Hifumi wanted to throw up.
“Can I help you?” she asked. That creepy smile was all that it took for her to know that she had found their target.
“Hello,” the man said. Hifumi forced herself to keep calm.
“Hi,” she said.
“Are you alone tonight?” the man asked. Hifumi looked up and down. Koizumi-sensei looked the same as he did all of those years. He could be just as creepy too.
“Why yes,” Hifumi said. The creepy doctor put his arm around her shoulder.
“Why is a pretty little thing like you here in a boring place like this?” he asked.
“I am just looking for a good time,” Hifumi lied. The target didn’t seem to want to let her go. He gave her a pouting fish-like face.
“Aw,” he said. “That’s not good enough. This place is lame if you ask me. I could show you a really good time.” His breath smelt awful. It took Hifumi’s all not to throw up. This had to be part of the plan. She turned with a smile on her face as she put her arms around his neck.
“Why not?” the tadpole asked. “I have just the place.” The creepy doctor smiled at her.
“Oh!” he said. “Feisty one, aren’t you?” His tooth looked so crooked. Hifumi focused on the rest of his face.
“Follow me,” she said. The tadpole girl giggled. She took the target by the hand and led him out of the club.
The pair ended up in an alley between the club and an abandoned store. Koizumi-sensei looked around.
“Why are we out here?” he asked. Hifumi froze and lowered her eyes.
“Is something wrong?” the older man asked.
“Do you remember who I am?” she asked.
“Huh?” Koizumi-sensei asked. Hifumi turned her head with a cold look in her eyes. The lecherous old doctor looked at her with eyes.
“Hey… aren’t you…?” he began to ask.
Hifumi wrapped her chains tightly around his body. His arms were held above his head. Chains with spikes wrapped around both of his index, middle, and ring fingers. The doctor looked around frantically.
“What the fuck is this?!” he shouted. Hifumi glared at him.
“Shut up!” she barked. The spikes cut into his fingers. Koizumi-sensei gritted his teeth.
“You bitch!” he snapped. Chains started to wrap around his neck.
“Shut up or I will choke you out!” Hifumi shouted. It was then the doctor realized that they weren’t alone. The tadpole felt that shiver down her spine and smirked. Erina, Reo, and Sur all joined Hifumi on the ground. Reo held a kitchen knife in her hand.
“What the hell is this?!” Koizumi-sensei croaked. The chains pulled in tighter. He started to gag in pain.
“Easy there,” Reo said. “He’s no good to us dead yet.” The blade of her knife cried for blood. The doctor started to panic.
“W-W-What are you planning to do with me?!” he asked. Hifumi gritted her teeth. Small chains began to wrap around their victim’s tongue.
“That ought to shut you up,” the tadpole hissed. She turned to Reo.
“Can I do it now?” she asked. “Please, can I do it now?” The younger tadpole held up her hand.
“Wait,” she said. Reo walked up to the chained-up doctor.
“Where are the others?” she asked. The victim struggled to speak.
“Sorry?” Reo asked. Hifumi loosened the chains around his tongue.
“Screw you!” Koizumi-sensei shouted.
“Hifumi!” the girl said.
“Right,” the older tadpole said. She squeezed her left hand into a tight fist.
Koizumi-sensei screamed as his left ring finger snapped off by Hifumi’s chains. The served digital fell to the ground. Hifumi laughed.
“Wow!” she said. “That felt so much better than what I thought it would be!” The doctor squirmed around in his chains.
“Easy there, buddy!” Erina shouted up to him. “We don’t want you to hurt yourself, too much.” Their abuser saw red as he looked down at his captors.
“Where are the rest of those bastards that tortured us?” Reo asked. “It would be in your best interest to answer the question.” The doctor cliched his teeth.
“Screw… you!” he shouted. Snap! His left middle finger hit the ground. It was Reo could do to keep from laughing loudly. How many girls had he assaulted with those fingers of his? After tonight, he wouldn’t be able to do it again.
“I’m going to ask you one more time,” Reo said. “Where are the others that abused us? Tell us now!” The doctor growled as he glared at his former victims.
“Why?!” he snapped. Reo causally twirled her knife in her hand.
“Oh,” she said. “We just want to pay them a little visit. Now, last chance. Where are the other staff members that abused us?”
“I… I don’t know!” Koizumi-sensei said. Reo felt a light buzz at the base of her nape. Fire started up in her eyes.
“Hifumi!” she said.
“Right,” the older tadpole said.
The left index finger hit the ground. The doctor howled in pain. Reo stared at him with daggers in her eyes.
“Where are the others that abused us?” she asked. “And you better not lie to us. I will know if you do!” The doctor gulped in his chains. Erina rolled her eyes.
“Can I just touch him?” she asked. “It will go faster.”
“Huh?” Koizumi asked. Reo sighed.
“Sure, go ahead,” she said.
“Thank you,” Erina said with a bow. She walked over to the chained-up man. The tadpoles could hear his heart pounding against his chest. Sweat broke out on his brow. His pulse started going faster. The man shut his eyes.
“Okay!” he shouted. “I’ll tell you anything!” Erina’s finger was inches away from his leg.
“You better not lie,” Reo warned him. The doctor gulped.
“Okay, yes, I have been in contact with two doctors,” he said. Reo’s eyes stayed on him.
“Go on…” she said. The doctor shook in his chains. His eyes kept shifting back and forth. He realized that he didn’t have a choice in this matter. They would probably kill him anyway.
“I’m still in contact with Oshiro-sensei and a few others,” he said.
“Who?” Reo asked.
“I don’t remember!” Koizumi-sensei shouted. “A couple of orderlies! I don’t remember who they are! I’m not lying, I swear! Please don’t me!” The lie detector tadpole didn’t feel a thing.
“Hifumi,” she said.
“Right,” the chain tadpole said. Snap. Snap. Snap. His index, middle, and ring fingers on his right hand fell to the ground. Koizumi-sensei howled in pain.
“W-W-Why did you do this to me?!” he wailed. Reo walked up to him with her knife at her side. Her prey started shaking his head frantically. Her lips came within inches of his ear.
“Goodbye, you disgusting creep,” she whispered.
Reo’s knife went into the perverted doctor’s chest eight more times. Koizumi-sensei’s body hung there in Hifumi’s chains. The lie detector tadpole stood there with her eyes wide as said chains drew back into their owner’s hands. The body hit the ground with a thud. Erina walked over and rubbed the younger tadpole on the back.
“You did great,” she whispered. “It may shock you at first, but you will get used to it. Think of it this way: we won’t get peace of mind until they are all dead.” Reo didn’t respond.
“What do we do with the body?” Sur asked.
“Leave it,” Hifumi said. Erina and Sur looked up at her. Hifumi shrugged.
“I figured that it would leave a message to the others,” she said. “This is what happens when you torture us for your sick experiments. This will be your punishment.” Erina thought about it for moment.
“I like that,” she said.
“Fuck yeah!” Sur said, pumping her fist in the air. Reo turned her head. A wide smile spread across her face.
“Yes!” she shouted. That was now three former members of Chou Mori involved with the Tadpole Project dead.