Sometime after school hours in an old industrial building in the outskirts of Kerorin Town.
During the post war period, Kerorin Town saw a rapid period of growth as Japan struggled to rebuild it's economy after the devastations of the Second World War. Thus in the western part of the town there was a once thriving industrial district where small factories were once hives of activity. In modern Japan, however, much of these activities have migrated to other areas so nowadays there are a series of rundown factories which are mainly used for storage or abandoned and neglected.
So, it is here that we find our two intrepid heroines, two high school girls. One with teal hair tied into two long twin tails and another, somewhat odd looking girl with blue hair, reptilian eyes, a pair of wings and a tail. As it turned out, they are private investigators, here amongst these old buildings on behalf of their client.
One of the girls is the famous Vocaloid idol, Miku Hatsune, who insists for the moment to be addressed as 'Holmes'. The other girl is named Ditzy-chan and much to her annoyance is currently being addressed by her compatriot as 'Watson'.Ditzy-chan :
And what are we doing here again Miku? Aren't we supposed to be doing our homework?Miku :
Watson, our homework isn't due until next week so we've got plenty of time.Ditzy-chan :
Stop calling me 'Watson' will you? And FYI, we've got three book reports and a science project to complete by next week, not to mention a half-dozen math worksheets and you still have to learn the lyrics for your next single or have you forgotten?Miku :
Don't worry, I've got this covered. We'll make so much from this case that we'll be able to pay IA to let us copy her homework!Ditzy-chan :
IA-san doesn't allow anyone to copy her homework, and besides what case are you talking about?Miku :
We've got a client that I'm investigating this area for, and she pays well!Ditzy-chan :
Who, Luka? Well at least she's rich.Miku :
Meiko? As if she would ever pay us for anything.Miku :
Nope, our client will definitely pay so don't worry about it. Besides this case will be a cakewalk for a brilliant detective like me!Ditzy-chan :
Pray do tell who our 'client' is; as for you being a brilliant at anything, the jury is still out deliberating.Miku :
Oh, it's Haku and she wants us to find her cat. She said she last saw him around here. So this will be really easy especially since we've got the VSDF-01 with us.Ditzy-chan :
HAKU! Haku doesn't pay shit!Miku :
Of course she does. She pays up all the time. I have whole shoebox full of her IOUs. IOUs are money too, you know!Ditzy-chan :
*facepalm* And so in other words we're doing this pro-bono ...Miku :
Yeah, that's because we're 'pros'!Ditzy-chan :
BTW, just so you know, the radar's not picking up any life forms except us. There's no cat around here.Miku :
Oh, he's here alright. That radar won't work around here, there's too much clutter, but we won't need it to find him. Come on, let's check out this place. It looks like it has some neat stuff!Ditzy-chan :
Doesn't Gumi come down here for scraps and stuff for her projects?Miku :
I think so. She and Alice comes here to haul stuff off from around these parts to sell as scrap when they've got no other schemes going.Ditzy-chan :
Oh well, let's start looking for that stupid cat then.Miku :
Tally Ho Watson!Ditzy-chan :
And so the two girls search through the semi-abandoned warehouse for about half-an-hour without finding any cats. They did, however, find and dispatched three of the rather large raccoon dogs which pays well for their fur and meat and as far as Ditzy-chan was concerned, that would adequately compensate for their afternoon's activities.Ditzy-chan :
OK, might as well head back, eat dinner and make a start at our homework. You can sleepover at my place tonight instead of going back to Gekido, if you like ... what are you doing?Miku :
There's something here behind this pile of junk, give me a hand here will you?Ditzy-chan :
We shouldn't be doing stuff like this ... oh whatever ...
So they carefully remove a heap of old pallets and broken wooden crates to find behind the junk a skeleton at the back.Ditzy-chan :
OMG ... may be we should call the police?Miku :
WAIT! Let me investigate it first, they might be some clues that the police might miss.Ditzy-chan :
Yeah really - but seriously, this should be a police matter!Miku :
Don't underestimate my super sleuth deduction abilities, Watson!Ditzy-chan :
And what is it that you can deduce that the police can't, Miku?Miku :
For a start, the victim is DEAD!
Sounds of water dripping from a broken rain gutter could be heard as Ditzy-chan struggled for an intelligent response, or any response for that matter, to that last statement.Miku :
The 'victim' ... hmmm interesting ... has been dead for a very long time!Ditzy-chan :
Oh yeah, really. How can you tell?Miku :
Elementary Watson, there's no flesh on the body.Ditzy-chan :
Also, there's a 50% chance that the victim is male.Ditzy-chan :
And whoever it was, it wasn't wearing any clothes! May be it's a dead streaker!
There's banging sounds as Ditzy-chan repeatedly knocks her head against the wall.Ditzy-chan :
Well regardless, we should call the police!Miku :
Yeah, I guess ... but if we can solve this case before they arrive, we'll be famous!A familiar voice :
You're already famous, Miku. May be not for the best things, but whatever. What are you doing here anyway? I've been looking for you all over town! Good thing you had your phone on you so I was able to find you with a GPS locator.Miku :
That voice ... I know it ... it's got to be my nemesis!Ditzy-chan :
And who's that?Miku :
Neru Moriaty-san!Neru :
Pffft ... Haku called me to find you. She said her cat went home so you don't need to look for him anymore.Miku :
Can't you see I'm on a case here? That there is a murder victim!Neru :
What murder victim?Miku :
Him ... !Ditzy-chan :
And theres a 50% chance that it's a her ...
Neru examines the skeleton for a moment, and after a moment touches it and shakes it gently.Ditzy-chan :
May be you shouldn't be touching it, Neru. You might disturb some important evidence that 'Holmes-chan' here missed.Neru :
Nah ... this isn't a murder victim.Miku :
I KNEW IT - it's a dead homeless person!Neru :
Nope. Not that either.Miku :
A dead drunk!Neru :
Oh, yeah? And how can you tell Neru Moriaty-san?Neru :
Elementary baka, since when does a real skeleton have 'Made in Nippon' stamped on the back of it's head and is made out of plastic?
Ditzy-chan takes a closer look at the skeleton and was quite surprised that Neru's observation was correct.Ditzy-chan :
How did you know that it wasn't real even before you moved it, Neru?Neru :
Easy. First off it's white. Real bones are brown. Secondly, it's not really all that well made. Plus the bones are connected together with wire. This was probably intended to be a halloween decoration.Miku :
I knew that, but I was just trying to trick Ditzy here with my superior intellect!Neru and Ditzy-chan :
Yeah really ...Miku :
Yes really!Ditzy-chan :
Well I'll admit she had me going there for a moment, but it was mainly her 'deductive' skills that threw me off.Neru :
Yep, Miku's deductive skills would throw any sane person off. Well, anyway let's get out of here. This place gives me the creeps.
It was at this point that the skeleton suddenly shook itself and stood up. The three girls look at it for a moment, all color drawn out of their faces and then all three of them faint.
Laughter as two familiar figures release the strings tied to the skeleton and come out of hiding from the gantry above.Gumi :
That worked out better than planned!Alice :
Yeah, I told you it would, hehe. Mind you, I didn't expect to see Neru here. She had me worried for a moment.Gumi :
Well, let's grab those raccoon dog carcasses before they wake up.Alice :
Yep, that'll teach them to poach raccoon dogs on our turf! Go bring the van around.Gumi :
BTW, there's a couple more boxes of those plastic skeletons. Wanna take them too? They should sell well at the swap meet since Halloween is just a few days away.Alice :
Yeah, sure. Let's hurry. They'll wake up soon!
The End ...
Appearance Miku: Mamama
Akita Neru: Nakao
Scenery: 3DCG / MMD3DCGParts
VSDF-01 / Miku's magnifying glass: Trackdancer
Render: MMD 9.22
MME: dShaders suite / o_SelfOverlay / o_BleachByPass / Diffusion 7 / Object Luminous
Post Effects: Photoshop 7Miku.Neru (C) Crypton Future Media, Inc.
Dizzy (C) Guilty Gear
Ditzy-chan (character) (C) Trackdancer.deviantart.com