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Last Window: The Secret of Cape West

by 1234567890num

Part 61: Questioning Charles

Music: Hidden Proof

Is this really part of the truth of 25 years ago?
(So the sender of this letter is trying to say that, if I locate the Scarlet Star, I'll also be able to close the case surrounding my dad's death.)

(I wonder if this is the same as the original order sheet I received...)

This can be seen in all previous pictures of the letters.

(That's pretty much confirms that these two letters were typed on the same typewriter.)
(Who could've written them? Someone's dangling the truth of 25 years ago in front of my face. Who would do that?)
(Most likely it's whoever sat in this seat today. Maybe Claire can shed some light on who that was.)

Music: Impervious to Love

Claire's right there, so we can ask her about it.

Music: Glass in the Hand
Claire, can I ask you something?
Sure, what is it?
Did anyone sit at that table today?
Yeah, there was someone.
Who was it?
Let me think...
Is it coming back to you?
Oh, right!
I remember both Charles and Dylan sitting there.

(So this was Charles or Dylan's doing?)

There might have been other customers who sat there too, but I can't remember. Sorry.
I see.
But tell me, Mr Hyde, why are you so interested?
No reason, just curious.
Okay, if you say so.

Claire finishes talking and moves away from me.

(Might be wise to have a chat with the both of them.)

Claire has moved back to her usual position.

Can I get you something?
Not right now, I'll be back later.

Music: Impervious to Love
We'll ask Charles first, since his room is closer.

Music: Overstepped Memory


Music: Dancing Cat

Oh, Mr Hyde, it's you.
I'm sorry about before, Charles.
You were a little out of order.
But I'm not angry anomre. Let's just forget about it.
That's very kind of you.

And that's what Charles said. We might have gotten Charles fired and put Betty's friendship in danger, but at least we got Tony a chance for a job and gave Marie some peace.

I must go now, Mr Hyde.
Just a minute.
What is it?
I've got something I want to ask you.

Music: Gusty Town

Show 1967 hotel photo
That looks like a photo of this apartment building from when it used to be a hotel.
There's one just like it hung up in Lucky's Café.
Show funeral photo
That looks like a photo of a funeral.

Showing the reward letter gives the same responses as the order sheet.

Did they come to the café today?

Did you take a trip to the café today?
Yes, I did.
And did you sit at table B near the counter?
Yes, but why are you asking me about where I sat?
So, was it you, Charles? Did you stick the envelope to the underside of the table?
I have no idea what you're talking about, Mr Hyde.
Please explain yourself.
So, you really have no idea?
Please, Mr Hyde...
Do you have a reason to doubt what I'm telling you?

Yeah, I do

Yeah, I do. You're trying to get me to uncover the truth about what happened here 25 years ago.

I hadn't even been born 25 years ago, for a start.
Why would you even ask me about such things, Mr Hyde?

That's a really good point, which obviously means that you're trying to trick us!

Don't try to deny it!

Don't try to deny it!

There's no use in hiding the truth, now spit it out!
What's your reason for doing this?
Are you trying to make me angry, Mr Hyde?
I told you, I don't know!

Charles looks angry as he returns to his room.

Music: Overstepped Memory
Knock Charles' door again

(It's no good, nobody's coming out.)

Oh well. At least we now can force Dylan to admit.

*footsteps sound*

It looks like...

Music: Blue Lady

It's come to my attention that you've been throwing false accusations at Charles.
He just called me to explain the situation.
He what?
He cannot believe that he came all the way to study in America only to be bullied.
Would you mind explaining what your motives were for doing so?
I only wanted to find out who sent me a certain letter.
Well, it certainly doesn't seem to have been Charles that sent it to you.

Music: Legless Tango
It appears I have misjudged you, Mr Hyde. At first I thought you were a bit impolite, but generally decent.
Mrs Patrice...
But now I see the truth. You're the kind of man who can happily intimidate a young student.
That's not what I was doing!
I think it would be better for everyone if you gathered your things and left! Immediately!

Music: Dream's End
(I can't believe it's come to this. How am I going to solve this case if I'm not even living here anymore?)

What have I done...

Tony: 7
Frank: 3
Mags: 2
Dylan: 2
Charles: 2
Rex: 1
Marie: 1
Betty: 1

You know, you probably can still solve this case. Most detectives don't live in the crime scene, after all.

Music: Gusty Town

Anyway, we'll believe Charles this time. Dylan is definitely the more suspicious one anyway.

You really don't know about it?

You really don't know about it?
No, I don't!
Why do you keep asking?
I need to find out who left that envelope there for me.
Maybe you should try asking all the other people that sat in that seat.
All of them?
Yes, that's the only way to be sure.
For a start, try talking to Dylan. He was sitting there before me.

(So it was Dylan who left the letter?)

When I arrived at the café, he was already there. After he left that table, I sat down there.
I see.
Do you understand, Mr Hyde?
I really don't know anything about any envelope.
Yeah, I guess you don't.
Sorry for getting on your case like that.
I'm glad to see you've finally seen sense. Goodbye, Mr Hyde.

Charles goes back inside his room.

(So it must've been Dylan who placed the envelope under the table. I'm gonna get some answers from him!)

Knock Charles' door again
Doesn't look like I'll be getting an answer.