Part 94: Snitching
Music: Glass in the Hand
Hello again, Mr Hyde.
Oh, Mr Hyde...
You were talking about the hotel the other day, weren't you?
After you left, I remembered another story that may interest you.
Would you like to hear it?
Absolutely, wouldn't miss it for the world.
Ha ha ha!
I thought you'd be keen, but not quite that much!
Yeah, apparently the repairs were all finished.
That very elevator has been in use since this place was a hotel. It's a lot more temperamental than anyone would have you know.
Sounds a little worrying.
Actually, only yesterday I got trapped inside it.
You did? Well there you go, it's a safety hazard and no mistake.
The strange thing is, back in those days it used to stop and start even more frequently.
Between the fourth floor and the roof?
You should've heard some of the things the staff shouted when it happened.
Of course, it had regular work done on it, but always seemed to have problems.
Nothing has changed then?
Well, that's the real mystery. When this place was renovated, it started working perfectly.
Yes, so I guess when it stopped with you in it, it was just your bad luck.
Could well be.
Music: A Drink in the Evening
Anyway, we leave the café.
(Something that Sidney said has got me thinking...)
(He said that there was a person who always attended the Scarlet Star parties. I think I need to find out a little more about that person.)
I don't know why Kyle needs to be coy here since we just found out who that person is.
Music: Blue Lady
Mrs Patrice, you wouldn't by any chance have any free time at the moment, would you?
As a matter of fact, I would.
There's something I'd like to ask you.
And what might that be?
I'd like to hear about your court case
The other choice says "I'd like to hear about your husband".
I'd like to hear about your court case.
Yes, if you don't mind.
I do actually. What could you possibly want to hear about that for?
I'm really interested in it
I'm really interested in it.
Could I ask you to tell me some of the details?
I have no idea what you hope to gain by hearing about it, Mr Hyde,
but it happened 13 years ago and I've managed to put the whole thing behind me.
Frankly, I'm tired of your incessant prying into my private life!
Get out of my sight!
Mags looks angry as she disappears into her room.
Music: Dream's End
I can't believe it...
(How did I let things get this out of control? I really could've done without Mags getting angry. Now I'll never get her to tell me anything.)
I knew I should've held my tongue. But I just had to ask.
What's wrong with me?
This is one weak Game Over. It doesn't even have 'Joke's on You'!
Music: Blue Lady
I don't want to upset you
I don't want to upset you.
Then why would you ask such a thing?
It's just that I'm really interested in the case.
And I'm keen to hear about what happened to your husband.
I'll ask you again, why do you want to know?
When we last spoke, you told me about your late husband.
You said he enjoyed jazz music and even used to play the saxophone.
I must confess, I'm into jazz music too. I often listen to it in my room.
I'm sure there are people offended by this statement.
Well, if you say so.
So once i heard that your late husband played it, I instantly became interested. Would you be so kind as to tell me a little more about him?
Why certainly, since you ask so nicely.
Please come inside.
Your husband played the tenor saxophone, didn't he?
Yes, that's right.
When did he start? As a pro, I mean.
He was already part of an established band at the age of 20.
So he must have studied how to play it somewhere. Do you know where?
He told me that he taught himself how to play.
What kind of person was he?
He was a real gentleman. Both masculine and invigorating at the same time.
These qualities guaranteed him a hit with the ladies.
When did he throw in the towel and stop playing?
Well, he went on to run several eateries around town, didn't he? And he was a regular guest at the hotel restaurant here too, right?
Who told you that, Mr Hyde?
Sure, let's tattle. I'm sure nothing will go wrong
Sidney, from the café
Sidney, from the café.
You're not lying to me, are you?
It's the honest truth.
Please excuse me, Mr Hyde.
Mags seems flustered as she leaves the room.
(What's with her?)
I leave the room in pursuit of Mags.
Music: Joke's On You
What have you done, Mr Hyde?!
I thought you promised me. I've just had Mrs Patrice burst into the café demanding I pay her the money I owe!
She said she wants it all, immediately.
I'm finished, done for!
I... I don't have that sort of money lying around. Not to mention that my chances of patching things up with my wife are ruined!
Music: Dream's End
I can't believe it... (Forgive me, Claire.)
No... How could I...
Why couldn't I have used my head a little more?
This is terrible.
Moral of the story: No one likes a snitch.