Chapter 7:

Chapter 7


-Now we're going to listen to some witnesses. (judge)Bookmark here

-I'd like to call my witness first. (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Please. (judge)Bookmark here

-I would now like to call Miss Lourdes, who owns an establishment that sells flowers near the murder site. (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

At that moment, a woman in her early 50s enters the courthouse and moves to the place she was going to stay.Bookmark here

-Very well, it is time for the oath, Miss Lourdes, do you solemnly swear to tell the truth and only the truth? (judge)Bookmark here

-I swear. (Lurdes)Bookmark here

-Well, let the interrogation begin. (judge)Bookmark here

-Miss Lourdes, do you remember seeing this young man passing in front of your establishment? (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Yes, it seems that he passes on every day except Saturday and Sunday. However I don't see him all the time, just sometimes because I'm always busy taking care of the plants. (Lurdes)Bookmark here

-Do you by any chance remember seeing him on Wednesday at around 6pm? (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Yes, I was closing my shop at this time, but... there seemed to be something strange. (Lurdes)Bookmark here

- Something strange you say, what would it be about? (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-It seemed that the young man was worried about something, his face was strange, restless and worried. It looked like he had to do something pretty risky. (Lurdes)Bookmark here

-OBJECTIONN!! Obviously she's lying. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Denied. The speech has not been granted to the defense yet. Please continue. (judge)Bookmark here

-Tsk. This bald one. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Actually, what Ryu thought is correct, there could be many reasons for me to be worried Wednesday, it's actually quite strange that she noticed my face at that time, as she appears to be of an advanced age, able to see me in this distance and noticing these minute details, I find it very unlikely. But the question is, how is Ryu going to prove she's lying?Bookmark here

-Very well, returning to the case of the report. Did you say he wanted to do something really risky? (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Yes, that's what I concluded seeing your face. Why? (Lurdes)Bookmark here

-Because the risky thing he would be trying to do was murder Miss Saiko! (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Oh my God it's not possible. (Lurdes)Bookmark here

At that moment the witness began to cry.-If I had known... if it had crossed my mind at that time I... I could have prevented someone from dying... because of me... because of me Saiko died. (Lurdes)Bookmark here

-Don't cry lady, you weren't to blame. The only culprit here is that bastard, who killed Miss Saiko in cold blood. (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-I didn't kill anyone! (Souta)Bookmark here

-Silence asshole! You not only killed her, you don't even care what happens to the trial, look at these young people. Who is going to a trial wearing a polka dot t-shirt. He is so indifferent to this courtship that he didn't even bother to change the pajamas he was wearing when he slept. (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-I've already noticed. (extra 1)Bookmark here

-He can only be some kind of idiot. (extra 2)Bookmark here

-Aiai, frankly this client of mine. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here


Damn, after Hiroshi said that I didn't give a damn about this judgment, people haven't stopped whispering until now.Bookmark here

-Silence! Well Mr. Hiroshi, do you have any more questions for the witness? (judge)Bookmark here

-Not your honor. (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-So now I give the defense the right to ask the questions. (judge)Bookmark here

-Ryu, whatever you do just don't screw me up. (Souta)Bookmark here

-Don't worry. I would never do something that would screw you up. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

You just did it about thirty minutes ago.Bookmark here

-Miss, vein. I must tell you that in the eyes of the audience and mine, you appear to be of a very advanced age, to the point of envying even the oldest of the Galapagos tortoises. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Hahahaha. (extra 1)Bookmark here

-Why are you laughing!? (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-Excuse me. (extra 1)Bookmark here

-Mr Ryusaki, please don't stall, go straight to the point. (judge)Bookmark here

-OK. So my question is do you wear glasses or something? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-No... (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-And even so, you could see Souta's expression, even though he was far away from you. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yeah, you know... I have excellent eyesight. (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-An excellent view you say. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Yeah, people really envy me that. (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-So... what letter is this? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Ahhhhhh! Your Honor, the defense cannot make an eye visit to the witness, this is against the rules. (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Actually I never knew anything like it. I'm looking in this book, but it doesn't find any of that in it. (judge)Bookmark here

-Ryu, where did you get this table? I didn't see you taking anything from home. (Souta)Bookmark here

-From your pocket. Why? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-THAT'S NOT WHAT I ASKED idiot! (Souta)Bookmark here

-I refuse to do such an experiment, this is an affront to me and my pride. (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-That's right. The witness is not required to take any kind of physiological testing while testifying. (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Can they do this? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Actually I don't really know. Unfortunately I will have to allow the witness the right not to take the test. Excuse me. (judge)Bookmark here

-Tsk. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Hahahahahaha, looks like you just got left behind. (Lourdes)Bookmark here

Ryusaki makes a serious expression and walks over to the witness, stopping in front of her.Bookmark here

-Uurrrrrgh, what's wrong? Why are you so close. (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-How much did he pay you to come here? (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

-Which? Hahahahaha, kid, do you really think I will... (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-I'll offer you double. (Ryusaki)Bookmark here

Ryusaki takes the wallet out of his pocket and puts one hand inside, waiting for the girl to accept.Bookmark here

-The double! (Lourdes)Bookmark here

-Your Honor, the defense is trying to buy the witness! (Hiroshi)Bookmark here

-Mr Ryusaki, we don't allow bribes here! In fact, it's against the law, if you continue you could be arrested. (judge)Bookmark here

What is this idiot doing.Bookmark here

Ryusaki puts his wallet away and goes back to Souta who had one hand over his face because he was very disappointed with the situation.Bookmark here

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