-It's early evening at Bokuto Station as we open this one with a private meeting between Natsumi & Inspector Kinoshita concerning her invitation to join the MPD Special Assault Team. You're sure about your decision, Tsujimoto? No regrets?
-Next day...A reckless driver nearly makes it a tragic day for school children but he's no match for "Bokuto's Best Partners"! Yoriko just had to open her mouth, didn't she? It's true though-It's not official yet but Natsumi is considering Kinoshita's offer, even with the understanding that she will have to leave Bokuto Station & her partner Miyuki if she accepts. You could've used a little more tact though, Yoriko-Time to go on patrol (Thanks, Aoi)!
-Miyuki, don't mind what Yoriko said...But outside of that, are you OK with Natsumi leaving Bokuto? Saori's bothered by it too but she's become a fine policewoman & will do fine after Natsumi-senpai is gone. Still, Miyuki...
-Time for lunch with Toukairin on the station's roof! No broth in the miso soup & bits of shell in the omelet? Don't sweat it-Toukairin loves your cooking all the same! And he supports your decision even though it means you both won't be able to see each other for a long while.
-I mentioned earlier in this thread just how well Miyuki knows her partner & it's the same for Natsumi: Miyuki tends to hold her feelings inside, is stubborn & hates to lose...And is the best partner that Natsumi has ever had (Or will ever have)!
Speaking of whom...She was listening at the door...And crying!
-Miyuki, are you really OK? Ken's here for you if you need an ear...
-On patrol...Miyuki, why don't we go shopping tomorrow? There's an Italian place that Saori told me about that we could try and...Toukairin? Well, he does go back to Toyama Prefecture soon...
-Natsumi heads out for her date with Toukairin but Miyuki also goes out a bit later. Hmm..."Commemorative Fair Celebrating 20 WRC Victories". Of course, while the fans & media types gush over the models & drivers Miyuki's more interested in the car's engine.
Maybe Ken's right-I am running away. Oh-Honda?
-So Honda's here to give support for the race team that he was once with? Pretty cool! He also makes a good point too-Natsumi didn't become a cop for your sake any more than you did for hers, Miyuki. She's following her own path & besides, you're a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. You don't have any regrets about your partnership, do you?
-Home again...Natsumi's not back from her date yet but there's a call from Ken to see how you're doing. Natsumi's back-Want to take your bath first?
-A 2-hour parking violation & these two punks have the nerve to blow off Yoriko & Aoi, who quickly head off in pursuit! Also joining in the pursuit are Miyuki & Natsumi-Nitro on! The two guys scrape the guardrail but a new use for Natsumi's feet brake plus Miyuki's downshifting brings the car to a stop. Another perp stopped thanks to our intrepid pair!
-We all knew this from the start, didn't we? Just as Natsumi felt that Miyuki was the only partner for her, Miyuki feels the same & doesn't want to hold Natsumi back-Take care & good luck in your new job!
-Another meeting with Inspector Kinoshita & Natsumi has made her decision: She's joining the Assault Team! Of course, Toukairin supports her decision-And no Yoriko, you can't watch them make out!
Meanwhile, Miyuki left early to go see Honda-Want to stay for tea?
Next time-File 20, "Missing the Bus"