Great Detectives Johnny & Linda
Kazuya Natsuyama started vegetable garden suddenly after returning from a long illness. It's too small field to call it garden, but it was so hard to him physical strength is not back. Still, he continued the garden.
On a warm spring day, Natsuyama had harvested the onions. The rental plantation owner Minami walked up there and said,
"Mr.Natsuyama, before, you said half field is enough? Now, a woman came and said she wanted field even if it was half size. Do you talk with her?"
When Natsuyama entered the office with Minami, There was a young woman. This was surprising for him.
Almost all of people seen in the field here are old people, and 40's couple with children. Maybe there are no 30 years old single man except Natsuyama.
Even more, she looked late 20s or younger than it.
Besides, she was beauty for him.
It means cute and boyish.
"Harvest of onion will end today. Then, just half is free space. Please use there. Half of Onions, I'll give to you."
"Thank you. I'm a complete beginner. Thanks in advance."
I wonder if she wanted to do suddenly. I wish she is like me. Natsuyama had more and more favor to her calling herself Maya Akikaze.
They enjoyed and finished the harvest together. It was time to carry to each car after separating the onions. When Natsuyama saw Maya Akikaze, his foot stopped and caught his breath.
Suddenly a man appeared behind her and hit something to her. She fell down silently .
Natsuyama returned to sanity immediately. And he felt,
"Next, me from behind."
Without looking back, he kicked back with turn continuing 2 times. There was a man with a stun gun as his intuition.
First shot hit his hand. The stun gun Flew away. Second shot hit his neck. The man Flew away. Immediately he came to her. The two men ran away.
"You are great."
"Are you OK?"
"Yes. What is that technique?"
"Capoeira. Who are those guys?"
"Really? dance of martial arts style?"
"Yeah. Oh, No, martial arts of dance style. Who are those guys?"
"What is your job?"
"What do you say at such time? Who are those guys?"
"OK. Let's change the location. They may come again."
Natsuyama brought her into his car and they went away.
Akikaze told silently in the car. She was a private detective.
"Those guys are amateur hired by money. I was off guard. I had never think that they would find my act so quickly. I do not speak any more now. Please join my company. Then I talk all to you."
"That fight was beginner's Luck. I stopped capoeira when I got illness. But, to be honest, your proposal is helpful for me. I used all holidays in illness and I left the company reluctantly. Now I live barely by part-time jobs."
"But I have a dream. I can not continue detective forever even if I became it."
"I will open a cafe and use organic chemical-free vegetables gotten in my field"
"Maybe I can help you. I am good at Macrobiotic cake and Cookies. It's healthy without white sugar."
They entered the office and talked together about details. Immediately he got a motorcycle.
"You can use it forever just during you are here."
"Thank you. Super Cab, maybe it is the best choice in 50cc motorcycle. But I like Vespa."
"Are you Yusaku Matsuda? It's very expensive and there's only used machine."
Next, she talked about abstract of this mission.
"I can't tell you about it anymore now. The client is also secret. Sorry. Soon I will talk."
Natsuyama thought it was correct. She changed the subject.
"By the way, don't use real name in this job. What do you like? How about Yusaku?"
"No. I like Coltrane."
"It's difficult to say. Coltrane is from John Coltrane of tenor saxophonist, isn't it? How about John?"
"It's like dog. It's like … Great detective Akikaze whose buddy is great dog John whose nose is excellent."
"How about Johnny?"
"Yes, I like it."
He can't tell her about it now. It's secret.
Minami's field on Sunday is very lively. There is no worry about being attacked by the enemy.
"Hey, the bag of seed is explaining we should sow on line"
"Spreading-sowing is also ok."
"That gives you fun of getting many baby leaves. If you want to sell vegetable and see cost, line is better."
"Hmm. I go to take some water."
"No, you don't need it."
"Put soil on seeds sowed, first."
They did it by each shovel.
"Tread it with your feet, next."
"Eh? Can we tread it?"
"Yes. Trod soil makes capillary action and take water up."
Natsuyama's explanation is continuing. He loves the power of nature.
"Minami's farm has good soil. Originally, the flat along the river near mountains has a lot of water, nutrition, and microbe. In addition, long time organic pesticide-free made excellent better soil. It's the best in Japan."
"I think so too. Because 3 Earthworm per 1 shovel."
At that time, Minami came there.
"Hey! I found it! It's as you said．What is happening here?"
"You're fast! Wait a little until finish of treading." said Natsuyama.
"Yikes. You're working together."
"Yes. Because I know nothing." said Akikaze.
"Because we are partners." said Natsuyama.
They came into Minami's office.
Akikaze explained outline to Minami. Some members of an illegal action group has rented garden in Minami's farm. It's unknown whether individual hobby and group's action. Akikaze got request of survey of members and purpose from client.
On that day she phoned Minami and immediately came to the farm, but she was attacked with a stun gun.
As expected, bugging device was found. It must be organizational activities.
"Do you have any idea about suspicious people?"
"Maybe those guys."
The incident was resolved quickly. The suspicious guys Minami had said was the stun gun combi exactly. They confessed frankly after being threatened.
One day enjoying the field, they got talking from the organization, and was hired. They gave soil of their garden to the organization, little by little. On the other hand, they put another soil and organic fertilizer, and plowed to make good soil. When somebody find it, they attacked and threatened him with stun gun to stop his speaking.
"Southern! Today's lunch here!"
"Thank you, Johnny!"
Next to Minami's field, "Brown rice vegetarian Cafe of Johnny and Linda" was opened.
Minami is called "Southern" by them.
"Today's pickles are deep-fried-tofu pickled by Miso. Homemade miso is great! Today's dessert is tart of pumpkin and sweet potato. Linda-made-cake is great!
"Hey, Johnny.", said Southern.
"That guys were good guys, weren't they?"
"Why?", said Johnny.
"They made good soil with utmost effort, and they sent it to bad soil field. A little good soil in mixed soil changes to whole good soil by the action of microorganisms. That means our soil did good job. I hear that they ran away because of fear to the organization, but I don't think they are so bad."
"They attached Linda. They're bad guys."
"That's right. But, they cultivated it by themselves. That's why, They're also farmers. There's no true bad guys in farmers."
When lunch time was over and relax time started, Johnny said to Linda.
"Who was the client of that incident?"
"Yes, I was going to tell you about it soon.",said Linda.
"it's intelligence agencies of government, like CIA of Japanese version. We have some relation and they give me request sometimes."
He had imagined it of the rough. Next, Johnny confessed.
"I also have a secret. The title of this song is Voce e Linda. It means …"
At that time, a woman came to Southern's office.
"0h? Mrs.Yamakawa! Long time no see! How are you doing? Your garden is very mess."
"I have a trouble. I hear you became manager of detectives recently. Please help me!"
"I'm just friend.", said him with bitter smile.
Then he became good smile, and said.
"Detectives are in the cafe."
They came to the cafe and saw a message of "Please wait a little" on the door.
They came in, but nobody was there. Southern saw the field from a window, and became excellent smile. Became Johnny and Linda doing fieldwork looked intimate than before.
"Detectives are in the field."
1st story end
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