Conventional wisdom/methods for instant soberization were all a bunch of crap.
Watari knew this, he had many years experience with the matter of being drunk and/or tipsy. That's why, even after being scared witless he was still unfocused. He was drawn a little out of his drunken haze when Tsuzuki fell victim to.. "A clog?" He picked it up and stared at it blankly. He kinda liked being drunk. It made his mind slow down, he stopped analyzing things as much. Had he been sober, he would have already determined the kind of wood it was, when it had been made, what tools had been used, the surface area, weight, volume.... Instead it was just a clog. He fobbed it off to Tsuzuki and went back to staring around in a stupor for another few minutes.
"Alright, Watari and I will pair up." ZOOM~! He ears zeroed in on that. (And he was certainly a good deal more alert now!) The next part of what Tatsumi said was almost lost as Watari stared at him with only the intent and intensity a