Chapter Seven: His Suspicion:
March 18th, 1983.
Daisuke sat on Katoâ€™s front porch alone in the night lost in his thoughts. So much had happened to him in the past year. He came back to earth when he heard the door shut behind him. The boy looked up to see Kato looking back at him.
â€œCouldnâ€™t sleep?â€ the former priest asked.
â€œNo,â€ the boy said, shaking his head.
â€œAh,â€ the older man said. Daisuke turned back to the view. Kato sat down with him.
â€œHow Anna-chan?â€ Daisuke asked.
â€œSleeping,â€ Kato replied.
â€œThatâ€™s good,â€ the boy said. They looked at the sky in silence. Kato looked on at his house guest. The question plagued him for weeks.
â€œDaisuke,â€ the former priest said in a hushed tone. The boy didnâ€™t look up.
â€œUh-hm?â€ he asked.
â€œWhy are you here, if you donâ€™t mind me asking?â€ Kato came out with the burning question on his mind. Daisuke looked over at him. Kato studied his face. Daisuke had no emotion on what so ever.
â€œWhy am I here?â€ the boy asked.
â€œYes,â€ Kato replied, nodding.
â€œHeh,â€ Daisuke answered. He paused for a moment. â€œFine,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™ll tell you why.â€
June 2nd, 2009.
A thought crossed Tsuzukiâ€™s mind. â€œHey Anna,â€ he said. The woman looked up at him from watching the sleeping drunk woman on the couch.
â€œHm?â€ she asked.
â€œDo you think Daisuke knew that Haruka killed his sisters?â€ Tsuzuki asked. Anna thought about this question.
â€œIâ€™m not sure,â€ she said, â€œPapa never talked about grandma or the rest of the family.â€
â€œHm,â€ Tsuzuki replied before he came up with another thought. â€œThink itâ€™s on his tapes?â€ the Shinigami asked.
â€œDunno,â€ Anna replied, â€œIt might. Should we see?â€ Tsuzuki looked a bit uneasy.
â€œWhat aboutâ€¦ you knowâ€¦â€ he began to say as he motioned at Lucy. The drunken slutty Goth looked as if she would be gone for a quite a while now.
â€œLeave her,â€ Anna said with a shrug.
â€œYou sure?â€ he asked with a puzzled look.
â€œYeah,â€ the woman told him, â€œNot like sheâ€™s going anywhere for the night.â€
â€œTrue,â€ Tsuzuki replied with a nod.
â€œShall we go to the tapes?â€ Anna asked.
â€œAlright,â€ Tsuzuki replied. Anna went back into her room. The Shinigami took one more look at Lucy and shook his head. This was how Lucy spent her nights when her dates went down the toilet.
Oh Lucy, Tsuzuki thought. He covered her with the blanket and followed Anna down the hall. The woman had already set up the tape recorder as she waited for him on the futon.
â€œYou ready to do this?â€ she asked.
â€œYes,â€ Tsuzuki said. Anna drew in a breath and pressed play.
Tape Entry # 14:
March 18th, 1983.
My name is Kimoto Daisuke. Iâ€™m eighteen years old and a single dad. I can tell Kato-san is wondering why Anna-chan and I are in his house; I can see it in his eyes. Could I tell him the truth? Should I tell him the truth?
He paused on the tape.
I donâ€™t think Kato-san would believe me. At least I can say it here. So, here goes.
He paused again on the tape.
I think my mother killed my sisters; I know that she did. I know how she and my brothers are. Iâ€™m not surprised that they would stoop so low! I donâ€™t know the exact details just yet, but all I know is this:
When Yumiko vanished, I asked mom what happened to her. She said that Yumiko had run away; I suspected that she was lying. When Kirika vanished, I asked mom what happened to her. She said that Kirika had run away; I knew she was lying.
End of Tape Entry #14
Tsuzuki and Anna sat in the dark silence. Daisuke himself suspected that his own mother killed her two daughters. Only questions left were where was Yumikoâ€™s body and how did the girls die?