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Last Window: The Secret of Cape West

by 1234567890num

Part 70: Leaving Rachel Hanging

I don't know if you realize this, but the window on the top screen is different than usual.

This is the second time this happens. The first was way back in Chapter 2.

Music: A Drink in the Evening
Our pager beeped, so you know what we're going to do next:

Completely ignore the pager and talk to Sidney!

This isn't what we're here for.

Music: Glass in the Hand
Well, if it isn't Mr Hyde! If I remember correctly, you were keen on hearing about when this place was a hotel.
Yeah, that's right.
Well, I have one story that's a bit of a mystery, if that would interest you?
It would indeed.
You already know about the fourth floor being left as it was back then, don't you?
Yeah, I already knew that.
But did you know about room 406? Apparently, this is an even bigger mystery.
There's something about that room that sets it apart from the others up there.

For reference, we haven't been inside room 406 yet. We confronted Tony in room 405 and got trapped in room 404.

Only that room?
Yes, just that one.

Never been used? Why not?
That's the mystery.
I've heard lots of reasons, from ghosts to a leaky roof, but none are very convincing. There were plenty of baseless rumours flying around, but we never heard the truth.
This carried on right up to the point the place closed down.
(Something that sets that room apart...)
That's the story.
Did you find it interesting?
Yeah, it's just the kind of thing I've been hoping to hear.
I'm glad to be of service.

This is a good tidbit about the hotel that's easily missable.

Talking to Sidney again...

Something else I can help you with, Mr Hyde?

Calm down, Kyle.

Is something wrong?
I... Well...
Actually, it's nothing.
(Talking to him about what Claire asked me earlier is going to be harder than I thought. I'll hold fire for now and ask him later.)

Gee, you think?

Anyway, talking to him for the fourth time...

Something else I can help you with, Mr Hyde?
No, it's nothing.

After that I reloaded the savestate before we talk to Sidney because I still haven't rubbed the winning bottle cap in Will's face.

I know that he most likely won't care, but still... :angry:

Music: Overstepped Memory
But at least that means Rachel doesn't have to wait any...

...Or maybe not. Looks like Rachel is going to have to wait after all.

Somebody's coming out of Betty's room.

"See you!"


I've said it before, but you SHOULD know Betty's voice. Or maybe it's Rex again?


Hey, Marie...

When did you two get so close?

Music: Ace of Diamonds
When did you two get so close?
Pardon me?
You and Betty. You just came out of her room, didn't you?
Yes, I did. But...
I just had something I needed to discuss with her.

(Discuss what?)

Oh, it wasn't very important. Don't pay it any mind.

Music: Gusty Town

Show 1967 hotel photo
Hotel Cape West, the place where I first met my husband...
Show funeral photo
Mr Hyde, how did you come by this photo?
Not going to ask why Rex is also in the photo? Okay then.
Show cheque for $1000
Did you really need to show me that, Mr Hyde?

What did you need to discuss with her?

Discuss what?
Girls' talk, Mr Hyde!
She works in an accessory shop as you know.
Well, I had something I wished to discuss with her regarding that.
So you want me to believe you went to her room to chat about accessories?
Yes, because that's the truth.
And besides which, it's not your place to be questioning me!
I see.
Excuse me.

Marie goes back into her own room.

(Did they really discuss their accessories together? I'm not buying her story for a minute.)

I don't see why it can't be true.

Music: Overstepped Memory
But since Kyle doubts it, we'll ask about it again. It's not like there's someone waiting for you to call her or anything.

Knock "Who's there? I'm busy, can you come back later?" I hear Marie's voice coming from within her room.

Fine. We'll go to the second participant in the conversation.


Music: Dancing Cat
I happened to notice that Marie was here just now.
Yeah, she only just left actually.
What did she want?
Well, Mr Hyde...
Why are you so keen on finding out things that don't concern you?

Because he's the protagonist

I'm worried about her, that's why!
Worried? Why?
Because when I've talked to her, she's given me more than enough reason to be. So...
Are you taking a fancy to her then?
I guess she told you all about the money, right?

(Money? What money?)

Show cheque for $1000
Whoa, is that...
You seriously won $1000?

So she came to you to discuss money?

So she came to you to discuss money?

I'm afraid I can't say, she swore me to secrecy. She told me explicitly not to breathe a word to anyone.
And that includes you, Mr Hyde!
I see.
And that's all I have to say. Goodbye.

Betty returns to the confines of her room.

Knock Betty's door again "Who is it? I'm busy, please come back later." I hear Betty's voice from within her room.