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Start Date: Jan 29th
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Proper Noun Readings
Previous Proper Nouns
||Professor, grandfather of 片山 和樹
||Moe’s deceased father
||Wife of 天王寺 宗太郎; actress
||Son of 天王寺 宗太郎 and 律子; genius mathematician; actor
||Driver; his mother works for the professor
||Professor’s eldest son; mathematician; famous author; deceased
||Professor’s daughter; 和樹’s mother; 俊一’s aunt; widow; relationship with 湯川
||亮子’s deceased husband; 和樹’s father; architect who designed the remodelling of 三ッ星館; died of cancer
||和樹’s older sister
||昇’s father (Week 4)
||Police officer investigating the case on-premise
Wow, yes, very fast-paced chapter with a lot of bewildering developments. Including the tobacco drama with Moe. She smoked three cigarettes in one night! Slippery slope… And Saikawa just smoked the last one in his pack. How many packs did he bring with him? We should really start counting by cartons rather than packs!
As for the mystery at hand (haha), everyone in the Katayama family seems very suspicious. There’s obviously some very bad blood with the Tennoji’s, and I feel like there is some history with Suzuki Akira that Ryoko would rather not be discovered. And Shiho is definitely a variable at this point. Stay tuned…
Indeed this was a quick read (I must’ve broken my personal pages-per-hour record, but a lot of them had a low char count), with lots of stuff happening! And as usual Saikawa & Moe don’t seem to have much notion of the words “danger” or “self-preservation”, and act like this is all 日常茶飯事.
This chapter was nerve-wracking to read! Moe casually lighting up a cigarette when the shooter is possibly nearby? She‘s more concerned about the light of the lighter than the cigarette smoke? Generally smoking while in a forest… Her and Saikawa making jokes about the skull, laughing and talking when the shooter is possibly still nearby? It all seemed really surreal…
I don’t have any clue whose skull it is. Just that maybe there wasn’t any body in the car (maybe the police didn’t really doublecheck whether there were traces of human remains) and the skull is Sotaro‘s?
The chapter also destroyed a lot of my theories… Saikawa wakes up from the gunshots. That means the killer is still in the woods at that point. Yukawa comes outside a few moments later, just as Saikawa manages to get Noboru back to the parking lot. Is the shooter still chasing Moe at that point? Yukawa runs back to the house, and everyone seems to be there… (except for Shiho). Ryoko then calls the ambulance, and Kazuki was there as well, awoken by Yukawa, so it seems impossible for them. They would have had to come back to the house while Yukawa was still inside the house, possibly still asleep, (how quickly can you climb up the mountain?) or while Yukawa was outside at the parking lot (timing seems awfully difficult. How do you manage to not get seen by anyone?)
But Ryoko and Kazuki are acting so strange.
My bet might actually be on the professor this time… he seems pretty sturdy, and I think he would know where to hide a rifle in the building. (But does he even care enough? He seemed so uninterested in everything… maybe he wanted to shoot Noboru because the murders (possibly committed by Noboru) disturbed him in his defence castle thing he has going for himself?)