Nambu scanned the room, noticing that the Owl was absent from the meeting.
"Where's Ryu?" he asked.
Everyone was silent. Nambu asked again.
"Does anyone know where Ryu is?"
Jinpei looked flushed. The Doctor could immediately tell that the young boy was hiding something.
"Jinpei..." he began.
The guilty party finally gave in. "Don't look at me! It's not my fault!"
Joe walked over to the Swallow and bonked him on the head. "Spill it, Jinpei. We have to get him in here for the briefing!"
"Ouch!" Jinpei whined. Then, he recounted what he knew.
"Ryu's still at the harbor. I think he might be sick or something..."
"Why do you say that?" Ken asked.
"Well he called me this morning, mumbling about the brownies...he sounded really weird."
Jun straightened up in her seat. Her eyes grew wide. "Brownies?"
"Yeah, he scarfed down a bunch of Dave's brownies last night, and I guess he wanted more so I took some over to him."
"And?" Dr. Nambu prodded.
"Well, he was acting really strange, so I threw the bag of brownies at him and ran. It was pretty scary."
"Well, we need to see what is going on with Ryu. Let's all go down to the marina." Nambu ordered.
(At Ryu's shack at the marina...loud music is blasting from inside the shack.)
Everyone gasped when they entered the shack.
"What the hell?" They all exclaimed in unison. Jun blushed and instantly covered her eyes.
Jinpei peeked out from behind his sister. "I think it's called ‘twerking'...he won't stop!"
Joe burst out with laughter. "And you say he's been craving Dave's ‘Magic' Brownies?"
"Yeah, he says they're tasty," Jinpei replied.
Joe tried to stifle himself long enough to speak. "You idiot, ‘magic' doesn't just mean tasty! Those brownies are laced with pot! Ryu's half-baked!"
Dr. Nambu smirked but tried not to laugh. "Jun, I think maybe you should have a serious talk with this ‘Dave'." Then, he grinned as he continued, "In the meantime, Ryu is going to have to learn a lesson... consuming copious quantities of marijuana-infused brownies results in rather embarrassing consequences."
To everyone's surprise, the doctor pulled a cell phone out of his pocket and began to record Ryu's dancing fiasco. "Here's the next viral video..." He chuckled.
Twerk it, baby!