Wryness softened its features to an amiable curvature on Shinya’s lips. “It does seem that way,” he voiced, then rubbing the back of his head sheepishly. “That’s… very flattering of you, thanks,” the male supposed; it didn’t feel as though Makishima was the kind of person to hand out compliments willy-nilly, but with how the other male spoke, it was a question of whether or not the compliment was genuine—at least, from the inspector’s perspective.
And just as he spoke those words, the all-too familiar ringing from his holo-bracelet and the projected screen revealing his fellow inspector, Ginoza. Breathing out a sigh, Shinya covered the object and looked up at Makishima.
"Unfortunately I’m going to have to cut this little meeting short," said he. "Duty calls."
Rising up, Shinya took his empty coffee cup and gave the white-haired male a polite bow before saying, “It was very nice meeting you, Makishima Shogo.” Although, call it a hunch, Shinya had a very good feeling that he would be seeing this man again fairly soon, just a feeling he had crawling underneath his skin.
“Oh, don’t worry about it. When I do give a compliment I give it for a reason." He slid his finger around the top of his cup, golden eyes now closed as his lips continued to smile. Fir once Shougo actually meant what he said, thus he had given out the compliment. He felt that Kougami and him were alike to some extent. And people that felt like that interested Shougo very much.
The phone call seemed to come at the right time, even if it seemed to interrupt their talk. After all, it was nearing the time that he goes back to meet up with Gu-Sung and plot further details for the artwork that will soon be placed where everyone can admire it.
“Oh, no worries. I was about to suggest that we part, since my free time is starting to run out as well. Artists are not as free as one might think." he gave a small nod to Kougami to show that he didn’t mind at all.
He pushed the cup away from himself slightly and then leaned back in the chair. “It was a meeting that I did not expect but do not regret having." Shougo simply said and nodded his head once more, as way of saying goodbye but did not get up yet. "I hope we do get to meet again.”