Codename: Bonnie and Clyde
Chapter 4: One Of them
4.4 One of them: Inside Man
It was the next morning and Daniel and Angelica were yet again waiting on Kimura to show up outside of club Seven.
“Yesterday was insane.” Daniel said breaking the silence. “I felt so bad for that guy but then I started thinking about my own kneecaps being blown off.” He added. “It was me or him.” He stated shaking his head.
“I hope today is less eventful.” Angelica replied as they watched Kimura pull up.
Daniel and Angelica got out of the car to greet Kimura. “Good morning.” Kimura said.
“Good morning.” They answered in unison.
“Chanel I’m going to leave you here with Akeno to learn the ropes, I want you to manage the girls instead of dancing.” Kimura said.
“Yes sir.” She said as she followed Akeno inside.
“Carter I know you were suppose to you start bartending today but I have another job for you.” Kimura told him. “You can ride with me and leave your car for your wife.” He added.
“Okay.” Daniel said as he got into the car with Kimura.
“The girls usually get here around 12 pm so we got about two hours to teach you the basics.” Akeno said. “Let me see if Devon is here, she’s the head bartender in the day she can explain things better.” He said as he went into a back room.
A few moments later he returned with a short Japanese woman with long black hair that stopped at her waist. She had a nose ring and tattoos. She had a tough disposition she didn’t even crack a smile as she introduced herself to Angelica.
“Hi I’m Devon everyone calls me Dee.” Devon said as she shook Angelicas hand.
“Chanel.” Angelica replied.
“Okay I’m not going to sugar-coat things about this place, its basically a brothel.” Devon stated. “Yes we advertise strip club but that’s why the dancers don’t get fully nude on stage.” She added. “Kimura thinks if the girls don’t get fully nude it makes guys pay more because the club seems classier.” She went on. Angelica wasn’t shocked at all she expected as much from a man like Kimura. “Your job is pretty easy all you do is collect money, make sure all the girls are accounted for and make sure they get what they need in order to do their jobs.” Devon said. “Someone will bring the girls and pick them up, there’s a list of all the girls you do a head count when they come and when they leave.” She said.
“Is that all?” Angelica asked.
“Yeah, oh and make sure they don’t do any drugs or get to drunk Kimura hates that.” Devon replied.
“I bet you wondering why I asked you to ride with me.” Kimura said as he and Daniel sat in the backseat of his limousine. “My brother Akeno has taking a liking to you and he usually doesn’t like people, for that reason I find you interesting.” Kimura said. Daniel listened intently as Kimura spoke. “That’s why I’m going to let you in on a little secret.” Kimura said with a faint look of pain on his face. “People think I’m a monster, and for the most part I am but I didn’t start out this way.” He said. “I want you to hear my story Carter, I want you to know why Hoshi Kim became Kimura.” He added. Daniel wondered why Kimura was telling him this. “I saw the way you looked yesterday when you had to shoot that guy and I want you to know how easy it is for the lines to get blurred in this business, everything isn’t black and white this is what I call the gray area.” Kimura said.