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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
Okay, lots of confusing things this chapter!
Another thing I could imagine would be Soutarou and Kisei switching bodies, maybe it was actually Kisei who died in the car accident, but they made it look like it was Soutarou? Not sure how much sense that makes, I haven’t thought it through thoroughly. Or maybe nobody died in the car accident? I’m not convinced that there was a body in the car. (Maybe is was confirmed already, but I don’t recall )
I still think that the book is written by Soutarou. Maybe he didn’t really die in the car accident. And I think the plot of the book will come into play later. Maybe Soutarou also wanted a 仙人 lifestyle, made his family fake his death, and go into the woods? Maybe he lived in that hole Moe fell into? And somehow died there?
Maybe the 仙人 and the boy represent other people in the family. Maybe the 仙人 is the professor, and the 少年 represents Noboru??? And instead of them living in the woods, they live in the 三ツ星館. They always talk about the building’s inside being the “outside”, etc. So maybe the forest in the story (the outside) represents the inside of the building.
I still suspect that Noboru committed the two murders. He’s the only one who would know of Ryoko being in his room, and he could have easily drugged her with some sleeping pills. His room is much closer to the statue as well, and he murdered her outside so that she wasn’t in his room anymore. Carrying her through the building was impossible. So outside it is. Maybe he simply pulled her out of the window from outside. He could have easily put the vase in his room first, make everyone notice it, and then moved the vase to Room 1 again. The reason he used the vase for the second murder is for everyone to recall the memory of seeing the vase in the room Ryoko was put in, to further cement the image that Ryoko was brought to Room 1.
Maybe the murders were actually not his idea, but he was pressured / asked by someone to do it. Just like his father Akira killed Soutarou (or Kisei??). Maybe the Suzuki family has a really big secret, related to Akira maybe? Maybe Noboru was blackmailed.
I’m still not sure if it’s really Akira’s skeleton they found.