This piece goes here.... What about this one? Here? No, obviously not. Oh, it goes here, I thought as I solved a puzzle I had recently bought in my hotel room. I was using it to keep my mind off the case.
The killings continued, yet the agents reported no suspicious activity. Their week was almost up. I didn't even care that I would lose the bet; I wanted to catch Kira! I was so sure at least one of those suspects would have done something to give them a chance of being Kira, but they were all squeaky clean. It was irritating me. I didn't want to go back to square one. We barely had a square one to work on as it was.
I was snapped out of my thoughts by the three beeps I heard from my laptop. I saw Watari on my screen. L's insignia popped up next to it. "H, where are you?" his computerized voice came through the speakers.
I almost fell rushing over to the computer and sat in the chair at the desk. I turned on my mic and made my signature "H" appear on their screens. "I'm right here, sorry," I apologized.
"What is it, Watari?" L asked.
"Three more heart attack victims, but the circumstances of their deaths are different from what we've seen thus far," Watari explained. I raised an eyebrow at this. Different? How?
L voiced my thoughts, "What do you mean by different?"
All he said was, "I'm sending you both a copy of a letter as well pictures taken at the scene."
L and I said simultaneously, "Okay." A file appeared on my screen, and I quickly opened it. I frowned at the letter written in Japanese. Couldn't it have been English for once? I did manage to make out most of the words. It seemed the victim was afraid of what Kira would do to him. There was also a few pictures. The two that stood out to me was a pentagram written in the man's blood, and a different man who had escaped his cell, ran into the faculty bathroom, and died there.
"He keeps breaking the pattern," I noted.
"It sounds like he was afraid Kira would find him," L said, referring to the letter. "It's believable that our victim might've been genuinely afraid and wrote this, but we know Kira can control the time of death. What if he can also determine the actions in the moments leading up to death? In which case...."
I finished, horrified, "These three were an experiment! He was trying to see if his powers worked!"
"H, get in here. I need to speak the police," he told me. I sensed the urgency in his voice. I closed my laptop and turned off the mic before running to L's room.
As soon as he saw me walk in, he said, "Chief." I stood behind him and looked at the video feed of the detectives in the Task Force area.
"Hm?" Yagami managed, a little surprised.
"We can't release details of...