Based on the commission my friend made, and I mentioned this that the picture will be chapter 2. It will feature Pepper as the main subject here, maybe the rest of my cast not so much since they have something else to do. Also in this one, Pepper gets a fever since the temps sored high. Yujiro's sedan is a standard Nissan Cefiro A31, it was only modified with few things like a suspension kit, clutch, brakes, and little decorating (Recaro Seats, and a aftermarket steering wheel) inside the interior, and the car he drove in the day he died.
And of course TJ took the car back to the Nakamura Residence, possibly Yujiro's patrol car while he was in service, and a slight joke is Yujiro often refers his custom AR15A3 Carbine as "AR15T", "T" for "Tactical" according to him, and getting corrected by his coworkers that the carbine's name is visible on the left side's magwell. Slight note, when Yujiro-sensei got ambushed, he was only using his AR15A3 and Glock 17 since his Airweight-37 was unloaded and empty, and stored in the R31's glovebox so he din't have much time to load it, that's why the Glock came in handy due to the fact he stored it in his waistband.
- Nakamura Pepper
- Nakamura Rika
- Nakamura Mikoto
- Nakamura Yujiro (when Pepper visits his tomb)
- Matanguihan Kazuki
Starting things off:
- Pepper was strolling in her drawers for something to wear while her sister is doing some work for their DeviantArt page, until she finds a random uniform she bought to cosplay a certain character. Rika din't look since she was busy on checking the feedbacks and sorting out the pictures, but an hour later she sees her twin sister packing up some airsoft gear while wearing the uniform "Sis, you're not yourself. Where are you off to?" she said to Pepper, Pepper takes the Nissan Cefiro's keys of their deceased father slung on their door step "Off to an airsoft game, sis, I'll be back soon <3". She gets inside the car and takes off, Rika watches the Nissan Cefiro drive away on the window of the house "Hopefully she doesn't get a fever otherwise I have to babysit her...". Rika realizes her contact lenses were worn by Pepper without asking for permission!
- She stops by at the Matanguihan Residence, rings the doorbell and first thing that greets her is Kazuki's Uncle TJ. "Mikoto's youngest, what brings you here Pepper? Need something?" he asked, the girl replies "To ask if your niece is free at this moment", he looks at the uniform right in the eye and calls his niece who was sleeping. "What's up" Kaki-chan says "And what's the get-go for? Schoolgirl Operator?", Pepper said "Yes, wonder if you're free to come along" but Kaki says "Sorry Pepper, I can't, I'm busy on helping out my mother at home". Pepper goes off to the game, while the two talk for a bit, TJ goes out to his shop to get some work done, while Kaki is asked by her mom to help out on something.
TJ: Kaki, I saw Pepper's face going red, you should've told her
Kaki: About what, Uncle?
TJ: A fever, and contact lenses to hide her yellow eye
Are you going out now?
TJ: Yeah, got some work to do at the shop. Stay with your mother okay?
I'll be back okay, love you pumpkin. *pats Kaki*
Don't do anything stupid, or even touch my gun.
*TJ gets inside his LanEvo and drives off to the shop*
Kaki: "Gun", ah! Uncle TJ's SIG P220!
I should pose with it!
And post it to the TunaPlatinum page!
Katsumi: Kaki-chan, did your uncle go to work?
Kaki: He'll be back
Katsumi: He told you not to touch the gun, you know how strict he is
Kaki: I wanna!
Katsumi: Help me out with something, it's urgent
Kaki: Coming! *closes the door and runs off*
- While Pepper was having fun in the game and afterwards, she notices her face going red and heating. "I should ask sis" she said to herself. On the way home, she faints in front on the couch and the heat goes high and dropping Rika's contact lenses on the floor and breaking it. Rika rushes to the couch and noticing Pepper's fever, instead she calls their mom to come home. The next day, Mikoto brings her daughter to the doctor, hands out some medicines she will take and keeping an eye on Pepper at all times. Days go on, Pepper was back in normal condition and staying at home helping out with home chores and with the DeviantArt page, and TJ tells Mikoto on what happened when he saved Yujiro on a private talk in the Matanguihan Residence while Kaki was out shopping and Katsumi is asleep.
(The day he got ambushed, when Yuji was still alive)
Yujiro: Ah shit!
(racks his AR15T from the passenger seat)
Gunmen: Take him down, we get paid! *pumps his shotgun and fires*
*gunmen fire at his car*
*Yuji-san wounds 1 and kills it, kills 2 while taking cover at the car's rear end*
Yujiro: *radio* Requesting backup, I'm gunned down here!
Heavily armed men with high caliber guns!
*checks the chamber, spent mag out and fresh mag in, hits the bolt release*
TJ: Well you guys, let's rock, you ready? *loads in a shell to his M1014 mag tube*
Yujiro's friends: Let's go! *steps on the gas*
*gets gunned down, fires rapidly*
*Yuji's AR15T clicks empty and throws it to the driver side, drawing his Glock*
Yujiro: Shit *racks the slider*
Come on, clock's ticking! *fires back*
*TJ comes to the rescue, ramming the gunmen's car and taking the first shot, Yujiro's friends follow*
TJ: You asked? *poses with the M1014*
Let me help you *kills 3 with the shotgun, gives Yuji a hand*
Yujiro: Come on, let's see who can put a bullet to their heads first *fires his Glock*
*2 hours of gunfire*
*TJ's M1014 clicks empty, zero shotgun shells, fires his handgun*
*3 of Yuji's friends got wounded*
*the guys din't spare any of the gunmen, all of them dead*
*an hour later*
*crime scene tape, cop cars all over*
*ambulance takes the wounded*
Officer 1: Well we found nothing, we shot em' dead
Yujiro, what's the plan? I'm writing for today's report
Yujiro: We have, the vehicle as evidence for the case including the guns
Officer 2: What about the asset?
He's got some skills, good to add on the team, man I wish I was good as him *check's his Airweight-37's cylinder*
Officer 5: There, there, no need to be ambitious, you need practice *pats Officer 2*
Yujiro: Don't worry, I'll talk it off with him, okay?
*TJ checks his pistol's magazine and tucks it back to his pants*
TJ: What? Need som-- *holds his empty shotgun*
Yujiro: So, I was wondering if you could apply for the job, you got skills for a cop
Are you in? Don't worry, you'll be free of charge on whatever you do
I mean stay out of trouble
TJ: No, you guys can call me anytime. Please, if you got favors, give it
Do me a favor Yuji-san, a little favor, titty bit favor
Yujiro: What favor?
TJ: Take my Hilux and have it fixed by tomorrow, don't wanna see that on the local impound
It's important to me, yeah I'll behave myself alright
TJ: So yeah, that's that, your husband tried to offer a job but I denied it
I'm not really into fighting crime and protecting people
Mikoto: Thank you, you're a really good man and friend to him
Where's your Toyota now?
TJ: Miko-chan, my niece broke it when she was having a hangout with your daughters and destroyed the front suspension
And I towed it back in my shop for reasons and repaired it myself
Mikoto: Oh, that's unfortunate *frowns*
TJ: It is, and I wish my brother was here to monitor her, I got work too y'know
And I'm not 100% father material, I don't know shit about raising kids either
Mikoto: You can
- A month later, everything was back to normal, and Pepper was asked to get injected with flu-vaccine to avoid this happening again. And a short argument happened between the sisters in their room and said sorry, however Mother Mikoto heard it, saying to herself "I remember arguing with Maki like this when we were kids! Good times!". Uncle Kaji checks the Cefiro if its in perfect condition "Hello old girl, good thing you're still here, time for a makeover on new parts I got for ya", and starts to work on it after checking, replacing old parts with new ones he bought from a local tuner shop and a exhaust kit from TJ's. Pepper visits her father's tomb and drops a flower, and a letter saying 'Thanks Dad' for something in return, then telling him she has grown well as a good girl along with Rika and leaves, making Yujiro-sensei proud "I never doubted you Pepper and your eldest sister, I'm proud of you two".
(The sisters' room in the Nakamura Residence)
Pepper: Sorry, I had to borrow it sis, without asking you for permission *hugging her pillow tightly*
Rika: You did not, you just slipped out without asking me!
And you broke it! And it fell on the floor...
*Pepper grabs something from her sling bag slung on the doubledeck bed*
Pepper: It's a little thing, I got you a new one... *shows off a new one*
Rika: *gasp and hugs Pepper* You're the best sis!
I'm sorry for yelling at you, do you hate me?
Pepper: Of course not, you're my big sister...
What was written on Pepper's 'Thanks Dad' letter:
"Dear Papa Yujiro,
I know you aren't alive to see me like this but thank you for everything. I am really thankful for a dad like you, though I never had one while growing up with Kaa-Chan, Takeshi-onii and Eru-onii, and that was you. I don't know why you wanted your life to be taken away for the sake of our family to be safe from harm, at most times I got bullied in Father's day because of that and Uncle Kaji had to stand in for you. Mom had a boyfriend, that was the home protection guy, and then denied him since she loved you and he had a niece now, who is my classmate in school, I wanted to meet you dad, right from the start. I don't hate you, we all miss you. For this day, I wanna wish you a happy Father's Day on this letter, thanks for everything dad.
Your loving daughter,
- To explain the letter more clearly, Pepper wanted to hug, kiss, punch him (whether she's frustrated or angry) or even bond with Father Yujiro but too bad you knew what happened to him--he died years ago from the hands of a Yakuza hitman. Rika asked Pepper if she came to see his grave "Sis, did you come to see dad?", she replied "Yes I did, and dropped him a Father's day letter, he needed that".
Was gonna post this on Father's Day but anyway, probably the only thing I can write in relation to Pepper wanting to bond with Papa Yujiro.