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Detective Horibe, were you and Nishi

classmates in junior high?

In senior high, too.

And your wives are friends, too?

That's right. Do you remember where, Nishi?

At an amusement park.

We met them there, didn't we?

Nishi got the pretty one

and I got the dog.

What are you laughing at?

Hey. Stop the car.

Go get some bean cakes.

Yes, sir.

How is your wife?

It's been two years, hasn't it?

My wife is healthy as hell, but...

Must be tough.

Been to the hospital lately?

The stakeout is near the hospital,

so go see her today.


Come on. It won't affect our work.

How much?

1,200 yen.

For only the bean cakes?

Yes, just the bean cakes.

Idiot! Theres too much...

for just the three of us?

You pay for it.


These are the wrong ones.

I wanted some with chestnuts.

You mean the steamed ones?

As long as there not from the hot springs.

It's ridiculous. I might have to go

to an amusement park without any sleep.

I must have spoiled my daughter.

Dammit! Don't you know how to park?

Nishi, I'll go check.

Don't play catch here, you idiots!


How is it?

No way he'd come here.

After that incident,

he won't return to his flat.

What was the chief thinking?

You could be right.

Is that how you dress for a stakeout?

It's not appropriate.

You're not on a date.

Nishi's going to see his wife at hospital,

so can you stay on?

I have a date tonight.

What the hell.

How is Nishi's wife?

Not too good, I hear.

Is it cancer?

Watch what you say.

Their daughter... it was tragic.

She was only four or five, wasn't she?

The child's death was a greater shock.

I visited his wife a while ago.

She didn't speak a word.

I'm grateful my wife's healthy.

Must be harder on Nishi.

His daughter dies, his wife gets sick...

And he's a goddamn cop.

So busy he can't even visit her.

Well, I'll stay on.

Never mind, Tanaka. You're a family man.

Come on. Stay on for three hours.

No, I can't.

All right. I'll stay. You can go.

Can I get a lift?

Is your wife all right?

I'll visit her next time.

Hello. It's me.

I can't come home tonight.

I know that.

What can I do? It's work.

Let me talk to Michi.

Michi, it's Daddy.

I'm at work now.

Amusement park? Next time.

What? You drew a picture?

Where did you draw it?

You shouldn't do such a thing.

Yes, it's very pretty.

Drive me to Shibuya.

I can't.

My date's waiting in Shibuya.

No. I have to wait for him.

In that case, I'll go by cab.

Is Nishi's wife really dying?

Dammit. Don't say that.

It's bad luck.

Isn't it leukemia or something?

Why don't you shut up?

Excuse me.

The doctor wants to speak to you.

Even modern medicine

can't work miracles.

Only so much we can do.

I think

it would be better to take her home.

The child's death

was a real blow to her.

It's better to rest at home

than remain in the hospital.

Excuse me. Would you please call

Mr. Nishi.

Wait a moment.

Mr. Nishi, a visitor for you.

Detective Horibe's been shot.

Even when you're married

people only think about themselves.

When I came home

my wife and kid refused to look at me.

The lights weren't even on.

They just said good-bye.

Now that I'm a mess

they left me. Just like that.

In a way, I might be

better off without them...

But I've got nothing to do.

My mom tells me I should

take up a hobby or something.

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