Concentration is the Key
Written for the dnangel100
community, the challenge was "discipline". I wrote two responses to
this challenge, this one was an attempt to find a happier place than
the other one "Hidden Scars" wound up being in.
There's a certain mental
discipline required to pick locks. It's a
situation in which, quite literally, concentration is the key.
there's more to lockpicking than that. Any schmuck can learn to pick a
lock with the right tools and training, and under the right
A Phantom Thief though, needs to be
pick locks with anything, under any circumstances. With a thumbnail and
a toothpick, while trying to avoid the attacks of a blonde, winged,
homicidal maniac, for example. Which, no bragging intended, Daisuke
Niwa had done just two nights ago.
Therefore it made NO SENSE
WHATSOEVER that he could not get the door of the hotel room closet
open, given that it was a pathetically easy lock and he actually had
his best set of lockpicks AND a small torch on him at the moment.
"How are you doing?"
course, Daisuke thought to himself as he dropped his wire twist for the
third time in ten minutes, part of the problem could be the COMPANY he
was in. He was NOT used to performing for an audience. Fumbling around
on the floor after his tool he paused and looked upwards, his face
going red as the torchlight was turned to illuminate him.
"Sorry about this, Hiwatari-kun,"
he apologised awkwardly.
took in the picture of Daisuke, kneeling before him with his hair
ruffled, clothes disheveled and face adorably flushed, and exercised
some mental discipline of his own.
"Think nothing of it, Niwa-kun."