Part 94: Episode 86: Further EvidenceWhen I woke up, I was lying on the floor.
Where am I ? I feel dizzy
! Thats right, I was looking for evidence in the infirmary !
I quickly checked my wings, and the surrounding area.
The medical records are gone.
Somebirdie took them ?
I managed to get knocked out even with the stungun Mr. Leone gave me. Darn it!
I dont know who attacked me, but those records must have been important, to get stolen away like that.
Aargh! Darn it! Why did I let myself get taken from behind like that!?
I had our records. Even with those, it would have been hard to prove anything
Whoever attacked me must have been the criminal. They probably wouldnt leave anything, but maybe they missed a clue in here somewhere?
As I scanned the room from my position, something grabbed my attention.
I hadnt noticed earlier, but theres a card under the desk, in a corner I wouldnt have seen if I werent on the floor.
Theres blood on the corner. So it wasnt dropped here by accident before she was killed.
It must have happened in here.
I almost feel like this is too good to be true. Like Im being led along
If the doctor were behind it all, surely he could avoid casting so much doubt on himself? Just what is he after, anyway?
But, Im not worried about who is doing what and why. Im worried about finding the one who did this to Goon.
I need to talk to Sakuya.
I ran as quickly as I could to the chemistry lab. I didn't know how long I was out, but I was sure he wouldn't leave until he knew I was finished.
As I entered the chemistry lab, I caught the tail end of a rather disturbing conversation.
Correct. Even if she were cut up last night and distributed this morning, it would involve a good deal of physical labor.
Can we go to the maintenance room? We need to talk.
As we both made to leave, however, the doctor called out to Sakuya.
Even with the knowledge and tools of a physician?
Even so. I am not a particularly healthy person.
Not a healthy person ?
The doctor is slightly impaired down his right side, you know.
He is ? I never knew.
I was injured, long ago. My right wing never fully recovered, though it rarely poses problems in daily life.
Yes, its all true. Its even recorded in the faculty medical records.
It is? I see Thanks, Ill remember that.
With that new piece of information, we left the lab.
I think so, yeah. I wonder about the other records, too.
Why you, me, and Goon all together? Could that really be a coincidence?
Did you go there often after you moved here, or anything?
Not once. Nobility knows no illness.
Yeah. Ive never seen him sick, and he always seems pretty lively.
I hadnt know about the doctors injury Kind of a bad thing to find out now.
Bad? Because it is inconvenient to your theory?
I guess so
Maybe its because hes not very active, or because he never leaves the infirmary, but I guess Ive never really had a chance to notice his disability.
If he couldnt have done it alone, it makes it seem more likely that he was working together with Yuuya.
Blasted mongrel No good can ever come of his presence. He merely confuses the issue.
Salutations! Were you gossiping about me?
Dont let it get to your head, mongrel. We werent saying anything good about you.
Thats right, Yuuya. From your point of view, we were subjecting you to vile slander and ill gossips!
Youre very frank, Ryouta. Nothing wrong with that.
What kind of slander? Perhaps you shouldnt say, lest my fragile heart shatter like a maidens crystal glass, dropped by an unkind lover.
It should be obvious what we were talking about from our faces alone, but hes completely relaxed.
I doubt his heart is made of glass, though. Used tires, maybe. Something that is completely impervious to abuse.
Your unsolicited presence saves us the trouble of looking for you. We demand answers from you.
You lied. You met Lourde in the infirmary yesterday. Did you kill her?
The music stops.
We found her ID, stained with blood. In the infirmary.
You are duty-bound to answer. What did you see in the infirmary yesterday? And what did you do?
Well, I cant tell you anything. Sorry.
Cease this foolishness! You know something, dont you!? Do not attempt to dodge the--
Sakuya didnt get the chance to finish his statement though, since a loud creaking sound interrupted the conversation.
I turned around in reflex.
Run, you two!
Such terrible timing! Nobirdie likes a man who cant read the atmosphere, Mr. Scarecrow.
Is this the time for jokes!? Run! Go!
We all darted for the stairway at the end of the hall, desperate to find a safe place to hide.
The music stops.
I lost Sakuya and Yuuya at some point during the run, but I couldnt stop to look for them in fear of the scarecrow. I could only hope that they would stay safe
Well, it doesnt look like its noticed us. I guess its not too keen on chasing people.
Your idle flirtations sicken me! Filthy mongrel!
Ssh! Do you want it to hear us?
Hmm How about this.
You plan to act as a decoy ? Dont think this will stop me from suspecting you.
I wasnt asking you to. Ive been your ally until now, so why stop now?
Our ally ?
Anyway, run for it as soon as were out of sight. Adieu!
Before I could respond, he had already run out into the hall again.
Stupid mongrel ! Well, if he was going to act as decoy, I should take advantage of the situation. I ran to the maintenance office, hoping to catch up with Kawara.