When assassination meets supernatural power.
Corruption is dead.
Naoki Kobayashi, dreams of following in his father’s footsteps of being a cop. With his gift to see through anything even memories and objects everyone from the government to major corporations want to have him. Naoki is thus pulled into a secret organization called Instinct that specializes in anti-corruption operations with fellow Gift Users. He is now a part of the assassin unit.
Naoki doesn’t take his confinement or his new job lying down, doing everything possible to escape. He soon finds out hidden truths within the organization, including what happen to an old friend of his. With more people chasing after his power and his choices becoming more limited. Can this one man decide his own destiny or will it be decided for him?
Thousands among thousands of people walked down the streets of Tokyo, all heading to their own destinations. Every one of them performed their own tasks along the way.
Sirens flashed through the streets as police cars chased after a speeding black van that bulldozer its way between lanes. Two gunmen stood in the back of the van with a teenage schoolgirl as their hostage. A third man drove, weaving back and forth through traffic. One of the gunmen tapped on the back of the driver’s seat. “Pick up the pace, the police are gaining on us.”
“I’m going as fast as I can,” the driver responded. “There are too many cars in the way.”
“Please let me go,” the schoolgirl pleaded. “I will give you whatever you want.” The young girl was tied to the side seat. Her tears ran down her face.
The gunman closest to her looked in her direction. “Shut up!” He turned back toward the driver. “Keep driving I have a plan.” The men in the back picked up their machineguns and headed for the back doors. They kicked them open, blasting at the police.
The bullets pierced through the hood of the front car and smashed through the windshield. The police cars shifted into the next lane to avoid any more fire. The two men continued their assault so the cops couldn’t re-enter the lane.
“Where are you?” a voice came through the phone.
“I’m running a little late,” Naoki Kobayashi answered his girlfriend over the phone. Naoki headed out of his apartment building onto the busy sidewalk. The twenty-two year old was jogging through the massive crowd that filled up the walkway.
Naoki was a handsome young man with an athlete’s body, small brown eyes, and spiky black hair. He had on blue jeans along with a brown shirt and a massager’s bag over his shoulder. He held one hand on the strap of his bag; the other on his cell.
“Again, you know we had this class all semester,” Aina responded.
“I had to finish my morning workout. I’m not that far off, really. I’ll just make the next train and be there in twenty minutes.” Naoki climbed up the steps, getting on the street bridge.
“If you do that then you might make it before the teacher.”
“Yeah, I—” Naoki was interrupted by the sound of gunfire and sirens. He stopped to look over the bridge to see a black van speeding down the street with cop cars following. “Aina, I’m going to be late for class.” He flipped his phone close just when she was about to respond.
He moved back to the other end of the bridge, making a clear straight line for himself while everyone else watched the scene. He ran straight across, leaping over the rail to roll right on top of the van.
The sight and sound of Naoki hitting the roof gained everyone’s attention, including the gunmen’s. “What was that?” one of the gunmen questioned.
A police officer pointed to the college student being tossed around. “Isn’t that Naoki, the chief’s nephew?”
“Naoki? What’s he doing here?” the cop driving inquired.
Naoki grabbed hold of the side of the van to keep himself on. “So what am I dealing with here?” He blinked. When his eyes reopened, his irises were an electric blue. Naoki saw right through the van to catch sight of the two gunmen, a girl, and the driver. “A kidnapping.” His eyes returned to normal.
He slid further down the van, taking a firm grip of the roof, before he swung the rest of his body down into it. His feet slammed against the two gunmen’s chest like a mad bull. They flew back and drop their guns as he landed inside.
Naoki grabbed onto the side window to keep himself from falling out. The two fallen gunmen started to rise back up. Naoki quickly knocked one down with a spin kick to the face. He then punched the other one straight in the face.
Naoki moved up behind the driver. The driver turned around, pulling out a handgun when Naoki smashed the man’s head into the window that loosened the man’s grip on his gun. Naoki took it and aimed the weapon at the driver before he could recover. “Now pull over.”
“W-whatever you say.” The driver brought the van over to a stop.
Naoki slapped the man across the face with his own gun. He dropped the weapon and headed over to the girl, untying the rope around her. “Are you ok?” The schoolgirl simply nodded. She wrapped her arms around Naoki, clinging onto him for dear life.
Naoki got back on his feet, taking them both out of the van.
The police quickly surrounded them, pouring out of their cars like a flood. Some of the men go in for the arrest while the rest hold a ready position. After Naoki and the girl were on the street, Naoki got the girl to let go. “You’re safe now. The police will take it from here.”
“Damn right, we will,” they heard a voice boom. They turned to see two policemen heading their way. “Naoki, what do you think you were doing out there?”
“I thought I should help when I saw a van shooting at you guys.”
“That’s not your job.”
The police officer poked Naoki’s chest. “And it never will be if you keep pulling this stuff,” he warned. “You can’t be that reckless. The chief would have our heads if he knew about any of this. Now get to school before you’re late for class.”
Naoki bowed his head in apology. “Sorry, for the trouble I caused.” He then headed across the street over to the sidewalk. He began to head down the walkway when a mob of media ran in his direction. The cameras flashed while others recorded.
Microphones were shoved in his face. “This is the fifth time you’ve help the police stop a crime in progress. Did you know what you were dealing with when you came on the scene?” Many more questions flew his way. Naoki looked all around not knowing who to answer first.