Miku knew that she was going to need to find answers on her own from the start but that feeling was only affirmed when her mysterious compatriot suggested it herself. Only flaw with the plan was Miku was on a dark job disguised under her mother's name and using their similar appearance. Such a thing was a benefit and a drawback. "Assuming none of them heard the rumor that if you value your life and want to see an afterlife, stay away from Mythica, sure who wouldn't." She thought to herself as she didn't want to outright disagree with Akemi or make Akemi suspicious of her. Refusing to come off as hesitant she agreed to go along with the proposed plan as she knew she simply had to tread cautiously. "Alright, not a problem. Meet at the dumpster two blocks before the dead end." She lied without a tell as she would stand up slowly, the colors of her dress altering as it became a Crimson with black accents instead of black with white accents as she would ignite a single one of her eyes to be clock form walking towards the bar. She would ignore the woman she just met as she walked across the bar, figuring that in case there were prying eyes and ears it would be best to keep dialogue as brief as possible.
Looking around the speakeasy she didn't believe she was going to find someone close by. "Odds are there are at least a half dozen of the local dark guilds present, no one here is going to want to confess out in the open. Who would be willing to go to a shady brothel freshly opened in the shady part of town- Probably a two faced community figure, someone caught once before- the deputy mayor." She thought as she would walk towards the bar as she pulled out a pen from behind the bar, wrote something on a napkin and folded a pile of Jewels into it before handing it to the bartender. The Bartender unfolded the napkin and counted the jewels, before smiling and put the jewels away in his pocket and the note burned in her hand. He looked around the room before leaning over the bar and whispered something into Miku's ear briefly before returning to business as usual. Immediately after the brief exchange, Miku walked over to one of the symbols on the wall and a portal to one of the entrances in Rose Garden's opened and she walked through, coming out in the basement of an antique shop before leaving.
Miku would then make her way through the dark streets as she would walk a rather indirect route, walking around as she found her way towards a diner, a rather old diner that the deputy mayor and his wife went to every week. Just her luck, she watched as her target was heading out to the bathroom window, noting it was rather small but just enough room for her to sneak in with some effort. Grabbing one of her holstered gunblades and altering it into blade form, she would slash parts of the window frame before using the katana to catch the frame and put it down gently before she climbed in while the deputy mayor was locking the door. Miku grasped the window sill as her eyes took on their clock form glowing, causing the damage she did to the window sill to be reversed as the structure was repaired by the time the man turned around, it was just the crimson clad woman in a bathroom with his wife outside in the restaurant.
Miku returned one eye to a default red while leaving the other still in clock form as she closed the gap immediately. Miku closed the man's mouth and kept it shut with one hand as she spoke in a hush tone. "Keep quiet, call for help and I'll say I'm a call girl you refused to pay. A man with your, history of infidelity and with your wife that you worked so hard to appear to have a good marriage with will have a front row seat this time in a place oh so sacred to both of you. I know that with reelection season starting in a few weeks you'll need as much good publicity as possible and a broken marriage by infidelity, well that'll be hard for the mayor to keep you and promote family values." She said keeping a calm tone while looking into the fearful eyes of the man before her. She was no stranger to threatening people, she had countless years of practice with intimidating and reading people, though she did so by a strict code. She never used more darkness then what one already had, never being excessive, if it was a simple politician, she would use her presence and a few cunning threats, nothing more. Time and time again she proved right. "You understand me?" He began nodding profusely and Miku slowly removed her hand and backed up for a moment as the man began to breathe heavily.
"Look I can't tell you where the statue of Archana Last is! It is above my paygrade and it was the decision made from high up in Crocus!" He said defensively hoping to clear through the encounter easily. Miku looked slightly confused for a moment but then theorized she might have stepped into something a bit more, interesting. "Nope, not here for that, I'm here to ask about the new brothel but let's circle back to that statue business after." She said as she was curious as to what was going on with the statue. However for now she was intent on getting intel on the new brothel. She watched as the man was stammering and nervous as not only did she corner in in a tense spot, but it was due to a different reason then the secondary one he just handed her. "I, um, don't know what you mean, I never cheated on my wife-"
Miku leaned against the back wall and rolled her crimson eyes. "Yeah, no, people and animals are creatures of habit. Everything has a specific nature, a dog is a dog, and a sex addict is still an addict. The idea of a new place in a new area where you haven't been caught yet is irresistible." She said as she wanted to cut to the chase and avoid pretending for an instant the man was a saint. Soon the man would crack and comply. "Alright, fine! Just don't tell my wife I was there I swear, alright? Look, I heard from a friend of my dealer that a new brothel opened up, and while it was hard to sneak off to there, it was doable. Punks charged an outrageous price but hey, the girls were not entirely too expensive for it either... Mostly true Seven and Desiertian gals, truly exotic and-"
Miku would look at the man with a stair as she lightly moved her katana as to make the man know it's there. "I want info about their security..." She said bluntly, while she was a patient woman, she didn't have all day to waste. "Oh yeah, they um, have guys there... buff guys..." He said as he seemed equally distracted in thought about them. Miku sighed as she believed she made a mistake. "I mean like how many, styles, powers, etc." She said annoyed as the man started to get incredibly terrified. "Look, I was distracted of course, I don't think I need to explain why!"
"You talking about that new brothel?" Came a voice from the window and instinctively Miku reached for and drew her second gunblade and pointed it at the voice and saw a rather small but lithe figure with unnaturally flexible limbs halfway through crawling through the opened window. "Let me guess, you're the guy sent here to shake him down for something? Don't worry I'm just here for info about the brothel then I'm out." She said casually as the man continued to crawl through the window. "All good, I've been to that place. From what I glanced, dealing with about a dozen members from some southern guild, plus ten hired mooks. You're dealing with a minimum four on the outside, typically one mook and one wizard by the door, one wizard above, and maybe an extra mook up ahead depending on the day. Internally the mooks guard the lower tier of ladies overseen by an ace and another wizard, but the higher end purely by another ace and remaining wizards, then the top floor is just the other aces and their boss. The boss is usually overconfident on the top floor, or selling some black market stuff in the basement." He said as Miku was internally writing notes as she was going to prepare herself for the task ahead as she would shuffle around to the window as she would cut off the window sill again and climbed out the window. "Thanks!" She said before using her reverse flow technique to restore the window much to the chagrin of the deputy mayor. "wait no don't leave me with him." He begged before Miku popped her head back in. "You gonna kill him?" She asked as she was wondering what was the plan. "Just fear manipulation and guilt based intimidation. Maybe a snapped wrist or two." He said before Miku shrugged and quickly left the area.
Miku would make her way cautiously over towards the rendesvous point as she would discretely approach the alleyway where they agreed to meet from the next street over, looking around to see when Akemi would show up as she leaned against a wall.