We are following the below schedule (page counts may vary based on your medium):
Week 11 - Dec 18
English sentence containing “Iced coffee”
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Law and Order
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Hmmm… Hard to say anything here, I guess I will need to wait till I find out what 翡翠 is up to Also, in my opinion, there is no way the police won’t catch him after doing this haha. Like even IF he removed all traces, her vanishing/dying (depending on if he is planning on hiding the corpse or not) and him not having an alibi can’t go well for him. Especially he was involved in SO MANY murders (like not being the killer officially, but now it will become suspicious how often he is present when someone gets killed haha)
But I am guessing it won’t get that far and that she will outsmart him somehow. It would be really cheesy if she’d conjure his old victims to freak him out or something, let’s see what really is going to happen.
Right? He is supposedly this mastermind killer who has managed to leave absolutely no traces so far, and then he intends to kill the one woman he has been very publicly close with. I guess he’s just overconfident at this point? Surely being constantly around multiple murders, even if not committed by him, is bound to make him at least a subject of closer scrutiny at some point? I mean, police in books are often incompetent, but that would be extreme even for these low standards.
I feel like the last interlude made it sound that he wants to know the answer to his “questions” more than he cares about his own freedom. I guess he has been mostly trying to avoid being arrested so far because he hasn’t gotten an answer yet. Since he is confident that she. can provide said answer, then whatever happens next doesn’t really matter to him.
Ohh you’re right, that’s a good point. Although he mentioned specifically that he needs to be careful the police won’t catch him because this time he killed someone close to him. And she also went on and on about how they will definitely catch him. And I was like, this isn’t even a question/problem anymore, he’s not going to get out of this one anyway
Btw, why does he even want to kill her to get his questions answered?? Did I miss anything in that regard? Isn’t she more useful alive and when she is “on his side”, if he believes she really can communicate with the dead? And why did he never ask any of his questions when she conjured someone from the after life?
Also, did I get this right that she only smelled his murders when she was up close to him? That’s kinda funny, that you smell like murder in different intensities.
More good questions. I guess to get to the stage that you feel you need to kill women to find out what happened with your sister, your brain is not working very rationally anyway (and there would be no drama, and no surprise, if he just asked Hisui outright, so…). But yes, a medium willing to cooperate would be much more useful to him than a victim about to die. Who is willing to answer their killer’s stupid questions as they’re dying anyway?
I mean, even if it doesn’t matter in the end, I guess he’d rather not be caught, if he has the choice? He can’t really free her now that she has seen the place… (and made it clear she knows things happened here)
I dunno. No time? The death was too dissimilar? He is very insistent on a specific way of killing, too.
I just remembered that she said she needed to be at the place of death to be able to communicate with the dead? So he would need to bring her to that house anyway, and being there she’d have to sense what had been going on there, so she’d have to be killed anyways. Or something like that.
I’m not sure if you can edit your reply now, but for some reason it didn’t blur the quote so I got spoiled anyway I have now caught up to week 11 and I am so glad that Kougetsu is not just a Gary Stu! But honestly that scene with the cabin was giving me such ick even before he turned on her. Also lol at throwing in that cake comparison one more time.