Part 10The carnival is still closed, so let's go back to the crime scene.
Talking to everyone unlocks this conversation. Okay, I lied about being done with talking to everyone. (Actually, I had forgotten.) Look at the bushes...
A giant boy scout! Run, Mike! Actually, gasp and run. It's funnier.
Aw, Mike, don't talk to him! He's crazy! well, then again, so are you.
Mike: My name is Mike Dawson, but I didn't murder Rita!
Slim: I know. A voice told me that you were innocent. You don't think it's strange, do you? Hearing voices in your head?
Mike: No, I don't think that's strange at all. I've been hearing voices myself.
Slim: I knew that people had you all wrong, Mr. Dawson. You and me, we belong to a much larger world, one that most people couldn't begin to fathom.
Mike: You're right. No one believes some of the things I've seen and heard.
Well, this is fucking great. Mike's most trusted people are Jack, the "cool guy" and a lunatic. This trio should crack the case in no time!
Mike, who cares? The guy's crazy! Don't listen to him!
Mike: I know exactly what you mean! I've felt the same way for over a year!
Slim: Feeling isn't enough, Mr. Dawson. You've got to act! It's my duty to put a stop to their plans. Stop them before they take over this entire world.
Mike: What sort of powers does your uniform give you?
Slim: This uniform renders me invulnerable. When I wear it, nothing can harm me. Well, nothing except for a little poison ivy every now and then.
Mike: Where did you get this uniform of protection?
Slim: A woman delivered it to me, a very wise and noble woman.
Mike: You're referring to the Keeper of the Scrolls, aren't you?
Slim: No, no, no! Eleanor, my mail carrier, delivered it to me. She's some cutie, let me tell you! The uniform came out of a catalog.
Mike: Why are you hiding in the bushes?
Slim: I'm checking out the murder site. The criminal always leaves a clue at the scene of the crime.
Mike: I don't know what you hope to find here. The Sheriff must have gone over this place with a fine tooth comb.
Slim: The Sheriff? Don't make me laugh! That buffoon couldn't solve a jigsaw puzzle! He has no concept of the significance of this crime!
Mike: Did you know Rita?
Slim: I knew Miss Scanlon was the town librarian. At least that's what she claimed. But I have my suspicions about her.
Mike: What was suspicious about Rita?
Slim: She was involved with something. Something unclean. I haven't figured out what it is yet, but when I do, it will expose the evil lurking in this town!
Wait, am I LPing Darkseed 2 or Sanitarium?
Yeah, and nothing says "momento of someone you cared about" like a fucking ticket stub. Well, more inventory is always nice in adventure game.
Good lord, this conversation doesn't end.
Slim: Take it, Mr. Dawson. It's not much of a clue, and, besides, I've got theories about a hired hit man and a Satanic cult to follow up on. Don't worry - I'll find Rita's murderer and prove your innocence!
Mike: Gee, thanks, Slim. That makes me feel a lot better.
Slim: Glad to have your vote of confidence, Mr. Dawson. Well, I've got some investigating to do. Oh, by the way, I live out behind the Pool Hall if you need to get in touch with me.
Let's get the fuck out of here.
So do I, Mike. So do I.
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