When this is all over, I'm going to be dead meat, Naoki realized with a slight groan. None of this was going like he planned.
He stood outside the back entrance to the house, utterly helpless. He really hadn't thought this one through. Of course all the doors would be locked, of course!
But standing here all night wasn't going to be very productive, and if he was caught, he would doom what little freedom he and Aki had left. But this was a risk he was willing to take.
He'd explained the entirety of his plan to Li Mei earlier that day, because he felt bad keeping Li Mei in the dark. Aki and Gurski had to be out of the picture for this, because if he'd sneaked into Gurski's house while he was in there, that would obviously not work out. But if Aki had been with him... well, he didn't want Aki to know about this until after he'd done it.
Li Mei had agreed to continue to help him, because he was acting with his sister'