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Week 2


Start Date: Mar 23
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Week Start Date Chapter Page Count
Week 2 Mar 23 Ch. 1.5 - Ch. 1.10 ~68

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2 dead bodies in a locked room! :slight_smile:

I like the narrative style here, I think. We get to see 萌絵 from more of an outside perspective, shakes things up a bit.

His focus on his love life is a bit much sometimes, but I guess we all have our weaknesses. I probably wouldn’t have written then down in a retelling, but to each their own. :upside_down_face:


I don’t think I’d want to be a guest at a dinner party during a stormy night while Moe’s around. It just seems dangerous…

I’m guessing that the 幕間’s will be the only S&M sections, and the rest of the book will be from Sasaki’s perspective. And he’s probably meant to be a sort of anti-Saikawa who thinks slower than Moe and is much more upfront about his feelings towards her. I’m not sure how he’ll fit into the case in the long run though.


Ha that’s a smart interpretation!

And when did Saikawa & Moe start having this much innuendo… >_> (I guess if you write it as “S&M” instead it’s not longer that surprising)


Technically, in two locked rooms, but yeah, that escalated quickly :laughing:

Oh, interesting idea!

Oh you mean into this book‘s case? I guess he will just retell the story and admire Moe from the sidelines…

Initially I thought you were talking about the series going forward, to which my reply was:

今はもうない, I guess? I mean, in „real life“ we are already one year further, and there was no mention of him as far as I remember…

I wonder whether that was the reason she had tears in her eyes when he kissed her?


There are a lot of lines like “this is something I’ll explain in further details later” or “at that moment I didn’t know what that was supposed to mean, but now…” and then proceeds not to elaborate on it. I feel like it’s almost as frequent as Saikawa smoking (?!) :durtle_stabby:

I agree! Even if the love stuff is a bit much, it’s better than Saikawa’s philosophic ponderings.