Part 62: Ham and Cheese - Part 1
In order words, you two let Makepeace's daughter get away.
Aye, but who would've thought there'd be an old underground railway system there, eh?
Hmph. Never mind. I can't believe how she's grown up. Makepeace's daughter...
Of course, you know all about them Jigsaw Puzzle Killings from four years ago, don't you, Justin?
I was on the team investigating them, yes.
It's best that you stay out of all this, Lucy.
But summat happened back then between the Prof and Diane's father, didn't it?
I see. You already know, do you?
Very well. But I'm only going to say this once, so pay attention.
Oh, I will, don't you worry!
So, as you know, four years ago we were trying to get to the bottom of the Jigsaw Puzzle Killings.
I won't bore you with the details, but in the end, Al finally managed to pinpoint the culprit.
I wonder if Makepeace's outfit was intentionally made to be similar to Professor Laytons'.
Aye, Diane's dad.
Yes. Anyway, Makepeace was hiding out in an old ruin, Forbodium Castle.
So that's how the castle comes into it all.
Ee, the Commissioner, out int' field?
It was a special case. The Commissioner wanted to be right there to call the shots.
Oh, I see.
We were all supposed to go in together, but Al tried to be a hero and went on ahead of the rest of us.
Give over! Not the Prof.
We were desperately trying to find Al, but before we did, we heard a shot ring out in the darkness.
It came from above us, on the castle room, but the door leading up there was barred shut.
The Commissioner started going at it with an axe, when there were two more shots.
Yes. The Commissioner finally managed to break the door down and gain access to the roof, but...
But the Prof were alright, of course?
Yes, Makepeace was dead, but by some miracle, Al managed to escape with his life.
But...well...he wasn't the same.
How do you mean?
I think you know, Lucy.
So that's when Potty Prof were born, eh? At Forbodium Castle that day.
You know Al. He couldn't have shot the man.
No, something changed inside him that day. Something snapped in his mind.
Anyway, that's really all I can tell you about Forbodium Castle. Does it answer your questions?
Oh, aye. Ta very much.
Now, where the devil is Al? He should really be here by now.
Oh, hello, Hilda.
If you're looking for Al, I'm afraid he's not here yet.
Crikey, what's the matter with you? You're as white as a sheet.
So? Where's the party?
Ee, I bet that's where the Prof is. He's going it alone again!
I'll double check to make sure he isn't here in the station anywhere. You two get to the castle.
Right you are.
So this is it, eh? Forbodium Castle.
There should be agents here...
It must be Diane!
Come on, Hilda, there's no time to lose.
We don't know what's waiting for us inside. It could be a trap.
Aye, it could.
We must stick together. Do not leave my side under any circumstances. Is that clear?
Aye, as crystal.
Now come on, we've got to find the Prof!
Lucy runs inside.