His passenger is quite disappointed, but accepts his defeat for the time being, taking his wallet out to pay the tab–
Intrigued by his enthusiasm, Sakura heads to the station the next morning in person to deliver the bill–and runs right into Wakatsuki, who’s just received a sound reaming for his inability to catch the underwear thief he’d been after the previous evening.
When Sakura initially approaches him, he’s mistaken for someone looking for the lost-and-found, but when he teasingly asks Wakatsuki if he wouldn’t like to catch the thief, Wakatsuki is adamant that he most certainly does.
Sakura explains that after he dropped Wakatsuki off the previous evening, he happened upon the scooter they’d lost sight of again–and it’s only here that Wakatsuki realizes who Sakura is: the taxi driver who helped him!
Sakura offers to take him to the suspect’s apartment, and the pair are quickly off. But when they arrive and Sakura suggests they do a stake-out to wait for the suspect to show himself, Wakatsuki is adamant that he can’t get a civilian involved in his work, then thanks Sakura for his help thus far and flees the car.
He’s back later, though–just as Sakura suspected he would be–and Wakatsuki finally gives in and joins Sakura in his taxi to wait out the suspect. Sitting for so long takes a toll on the lower back, though, and Sakura helpfully offers to give a massage, flipping Wakatsuki onto his stomach on the laid-back car seat and proceeding to get more than a little handsy.
Sakura is curious about why he became an officer in the first place, and Wakatsuki confesses that it’s mostly because his father was one–albeit more of a small-town cop. But he always looked up to him, so he’s made it his job, even thoughhe’s not very good at it and is always getting yelled at by his superiors.
Sakura: “Don’t worry; I’m sure you’ll be a fantastic officer.”
After all, he concludes, Wakatsuki’s working so hard he obviously doesn’t even have time to go get a haircut, and while Wakatsuki is flustered by this realization, Sakura admits that he quite likes that about him.
Back on stake-out duty, Wakatsuki is passing the time with sweets he picked up from the local convenience store, and when Sakura laughs at this, he grows a bit irritated, thinking Sakura is making fun of him, but is quickly told not at all, that Sakura thinks it’s quite cute.
This confession jolts Wakatsuki so much he spills his drink all over himself. Sakura reaches forward with a handkerchief, blotting at Wakatsuki’s soaked clothes to dry him off..
He returns not too long later with some more snacks to pass the time–but he carries with him now the scent of fresh soap, and his skin is flushed from the bath, and it’s entirely too much for Sakura to bear any further, as he lays an insistent kiss against Wakatsuki’s mouth, leaving him sputtering in shock.
Sakura then proceeds to unzip Wakatsuki’s pants, working his erection slowly, but in short order Wakatsuki is about to burst, and he warns Sakura of how close he is
Sakura: “By all means, then–feel free to cu–”
An engine roars as the driver revs it, and the suspect has hopped onto his scooter and puttered off. They abandon their pleasure and give chase, eventually catching up when the suspect stops to make a grab for a bag of undergarments.
Wakatsuki leaps from the car and gives chase, forgetting his handcuffs, and tackles the suspect to the ground. Sakura catches up shortly after, laughing at the state he finds Wakatsuki in–who looks rather pleased with himself despite having a bra draped around his neck.
But the suspect is not as subdued as he might seem, and he leaps up while Wakatsuki is distracted, pulls out a gun, and grabs Sakura to hold him hostage, warning Wakatsuki not to move.