The Detective Prince
The room continued to fill up, including that of two familiar faces. Professor Canoe and Anthony Hamilton had been called to the room as well, both following in the footsteps of Lonard who had returned back to the room upon being called.
"Looks like all guests to the list have arrived." Heiji said.
"Indeed they have," Officer Celek said. "I'm sure it won't be long before detective Galldon joins in to give us his word on things."
"I'm surprised they decided to bring Hamilton up here," Heiji said. "Makes you wonder who's covering things in the lobby."
"I'm sure they've got someone subbing in for him."
"I hadn't seen Mr. Canoe through the past hour," Heiji said. "Any idea to where he was during that time?"
"I was told he returned to the labs found in the lower levels of the facility," Officer Celek informed. "He's a rather self-centered guy."
"Doesn't surprise me," Heiji said. "The guy's really into his work, not much of a people's person in that regard."
"But then he really doesn't have to, given the outlook of his position," Officer Celek added. "Not exactly under the field of customer service."
"That's a fair way of putting it."
It was only a matter of seconds after that the two looked across to see Anthony Hamilton heading their way. His intent in doing so was anyone's guess.
"It seems most everyone is here," Anthony said after reaching them. "I was told the killer is to be revealed shortly from now, is that true?"
"That's what we've been lead to believe," Heiji said. "Who was the one to inform you of this information?"
"One of the security guards who had been standing watch near the entryway," Anthony replied. "After retrieving the professor from the basement they asked for me to come along as well."
"I was told anyone linked to what happened last night was to return to this office," Anthony answered. "Of course which referred to me being here at the estimated time Grahm Fournier was killed."
"That sheds some light."
"But I don't understand, I thought everyone was to come to this room," Anthony said. "Where is that kid?"
"Which kid?" Heiji questioned.
"The one who visited me just a few minutes ago."
"He's probably referring to that friend of yours," Officer Celek said. "Saw him asking around just a bit ago."
"Why are you concerned with his whereabouts is there something you needed from him?" Heiji asked out of curiosity.
"Yes, I was asked to deliver a message to him," Anthony replied. "It's not all that important, I'll let him know the next time I see him."
"Speaking of absence, where is Bernadea," Officer Celek questioned. "You'd have thought they'd have brought her up for these proceedings, being how close she is to this and all."
"I'm certain her father declined to that, which makes sense," Heiji said. "She's been through enough as it is."
"I think all parties involved have."
"If that friend of yours returns any time soon be sure to send him my way," Anthony said. "In the meantime I'm going to go and check in with Mr. Fournier to see if he has anything new concerning the situation."
"I'll let him know if that comes to pass."
"I appreciate that." Anthony said before heading back to the far left of the room where Lonard could be found.
"I guess I had better be on my way as well."
"Where to?" Heiji asked.
"They're getting ready to move Mr. Bennet's body from the elevator," Officer Celek replied. "From there it will be transported to the GCPD lab for further assessment."
"And you plan on going down to the station yourself?"
"No, I'm only going to help make sure the body is secured all the way to the truck that is scheduled to arrive in the next few minutes."
"Hold down the fort while I'm away," Officer Celek said making his way to the door. "I'll be back soon."
"I'll be sure to do that."
He watched him travel across the room all the way out the door. It wasn't longer that he turned at the sound of someone stepping up from his blind side.
"Drake," Heiji said. "Almost forgot you were there for a moment."
"You wait here, I won't be long."
"This is something of importance," Tim said making an exit from the room. "There's just something I need to make sure is seen through."
"Where are you going," Heiji asked. "To the surveillance room to find out what triggered Kudo's decision to leave?"
He received no answer to the question asked, feeling as if he was being blocked off to a certain degree once more.
"What's with those two," Heiji thought. "Neither has been very forthcoming with what's on their minds since the time they arrived at the scene."
He did his best to make sure none of this interfered with his thinking, knowing he would soon have to make a move when the time came. He looked to the door once more in wait.
"Looks like we're on the brink of this little show getting started, the only thing missing is detective Galldon himself."
He continued to keep an eye on the doorway. The wait paved on for minutes to come. During this time someone seeked him out, something that was unaware to him. The sound of a deep grunt sparked his attention. He turned to find an unpleasant look in his eyes, already having an idea of where this would be going.
"How may I help you, Professor Canoe?"
"What in the hell is the hold up, haven't we stood around for long enough" Edward spat. "If you haven't been informed, I have an important schedule to keep."
"What are you talking about?"
"Us waiting around for this big reveal of yours," Edward replied. "If you truly know who killed the employees of this facility than why not just say so, what's the purpose in having an audience?"
"Then you've mistaken, I'm not the one who called for everyone's attendance to this room," Heiji said in response. "This is actually the doing of detective Galldon."
"Ok then, where is he?" Edward huffed becoming more impatient.
"He has yet to arrive to the room."
"Well that just makes perfect sense now doesn't it, have a gathering without actually showing up," Edward said as he turned in disgust. "Those analyses won't get done on their own."
"Wait, why did you think I was the one to set this all up?"
He received nothing from him in return, only hearing the sounds of the professor bickering under his breath as he made his way back to the other side of the room.
"And the trend continues."
He looked back to the door once more, just in time to see detective Galldon walk in past the door with an unfamiliar man at his side. His eyes were fully covered by a pair of shades. He found this to be out of place, being the fact that they were inside where the sun was little of a problem.
"Who is this guy?"
This ran through his mind as he watched the unnamed man and detective Galldon begin to exchange words on a matter unknown to him. There discreet conversation didn't last long. Galldon took to the center of the room soon after, looking to those who surrounded him on all sides.
"I appreciate everyone's patience, I am now glad to inform you all that the wait is now over."
"Bout time." Edward muttered.
"As of by now I'm sure you all know why you've been summoned to this room," Detective Galldon began. "The case of a double murder."
He stopped in mid thought, looking to the left side of the room.
"The time has now come to reveal the trials that unfolded over the course of last night." Detective Galldon said then turning to the right. "Let us not jump to the conclusion, but bear with me as we begin from the start."
He didn't stop in his movement, now pacing from one side of the room to the next as he continued on.
"Why from the beginning of yesterday," Anthony questioned. "Is there some relevance to that?"
"Correction, the beginning of last night," Detective Galldon said looking directly to him. "Starting from the time of ten after seven... the time that you, Mr. Canoe clocked in for your shift."
"How did you know that?" Edward asked.
"I was given a copy of the login sheet," Detective Galldon replied. "I know the time of everyone's arrival as well as all departure."
He began walking once more, looking to another side of the room as he did.
"There were only a small handful of employees here in the building when the estimation of both deaths occurred," Detective Galldon said. "That doesn't include the security guards who were standing watch on the outside."
He stood in assessment, still holding out for a key point to be made on why he had orchestrated this meet.
"The first body discovered last night was that of Grahm Fournier," Detective Galldon continued. "The possibilities of who could have wanted him dead vary, then there's the mystery surrounding the second murder."
He peered into yet another direction in the room as he continued to move.
"That of course would be the death of Nathan Bennet, another well known and respected man of this company," Detective Galldon said with the shift of his head. "There's a margin of time between the estimated deaths, around two hours to be precise."
"Where are you going with this," Carol asked. "I don't see the use in nitpicking at what everyone already knows."
"She's right," Anthony agreed. "Do you know who committed these murders or not?"
"Patience," Detective Galldon responded. "Once I'm finished there will be no doubt in anyone's mind who set this into play."
Ready to hear what he had to say they fell silent once more.
"Let us revisit the circumstances of the form the room was said to have been in when Ms. Fournier had first discovered Grahm's body," Detective Galldon said as he began walking once more. "Cold.. she described the room as being cold, there's one clear thing to be taken from this fine detail."
The next words that fell from his mouth seemed to drift right past. It had taken seconds for him to finally notice, not only was he giving a rundown of the already known facts, but also had a very distinct eye on everyone listening in on what he had to say. Having an idea on what was going on he then looked to the man in shades, coming to find he too was skimming through the crowd as Galldon continued to speak.
"Now I see what this is all about, he doesn't actually know who committed the murders," Heiji thought. "Not to the point of it being conclusive, this seems to only be a means of getting whoever he is suspecting to jump at something he plans to do or say."
His belief was only heightened as he continued to watch detective Galldon in the way he talked, coupled in with his ever so shifting posture from second to the next.
"Now with that said, I think we can all agree on one simple thing," Detective Galldon continued. "The fact that the glass wall aligned with the door leading into this room was open at some point last night, most likely opened shortly before the first murder was committed."
"Not just around when the deaths occurred, but over a period of the night," Heiji thought. "That's the only way Bernadea would have felt the affects of the elements from the outside after hours had already passed."
Finding out what they really hoped to accomplish was only the first step. He had yet to figure out who Galldon in fact believed to be the one to commit the crime. He followed his eyes with his own, occasionally scouring over the crowd himself. Minutes rolled on as he continued his speech.
"Let us zoom in on one key point, a fact that could have led to the second murder," Detective Galldon said. "I believe the shooter was on the outside of the facility when they fired their weapon."
"Are you saying someone not in this room could have done this?" Anthony asked.
"A possibility, but wouldn't quite add up with my next point to make," Detective Galldon said. "I believe Mr. Bennet witnessed who committed the crime while out on the premises, after seeing this he followed the culprit in."
"An interesting analogy," Edward commented. "But wouldn't the security cameras have shown Bennet following someone in, from what I heard the guy came in alone."
"I haven't gotten to that part, never you worry professor," Detective Galldon assured. "All will be explained soon enough."
He took this very moment to skim over everyone once more, finding that all were more attentive than ever before. There was no one who stood out from their perception from what was being said.
"If the person who truly committed the murders is amongst us they're doing a very good job at shielding their emotions from Galldon's breakdown he has resulted to." Heiji thought to himself.
He continued his path throughout the room, now setting his eyes to employees who hadn't even been working at the estimated time the deaths were set to have occurred.
"After entering the building we can only assume that Mr. Bennet took his progressions further by following in the steps of the shooter, this could have only amounted to one thing in the end," Detective Galldon said. "Confrontation, one which ultimately ended in more blood spill."
"I'm still waiting for the part where you explain to us all how none of this was caught on tape." Edward stated.
"That very reason ties into who the culprit is."
"The reason why none of what occurred over the course of the night wasn't caught on surveillance was because of one simple fact, it was erased," Detective Galldon revealed. "Erased by someone who works in the security department."
"Cyless," Anthony questioned. "Are you saying he was the one to delete all footage?"
"That is correct."
"Hold on, there's just one thing lingering with your claim there pal," Carol quickly pointed out. "The log in screen showed that Cyless didn't come in till this morning, he may work in security but not even he has the power to get rid of login records on his own."
"Maybe not Cyless, but most certainly the one to pull the strings," Detective Galldon said turning to face him. "Fournier Lonard, you of all people in this room have the power to alter anything that is set in the files."
"That's absurd," Lonard exclaimed in response to this. "Are you claiming I had something to do with this?"
He could only grin at this, twirling his hat with much confidence.
"Glad to see you're following along sir."
"Wouldn't be the first time I've been called that," Detective Galldon admitted. "But hey, I've received worse."
"All I've heard is well put together accusations," Lonard stated. "Where is the proof that any of what you say is true?"
"He doesn't have any," Heiji said stepping forward. "Do you, detective?"
"I didn't ask for your interference dt." Detective Galldon said.
"You made some relatively good points, but with each I found to be flaws," Heiji said. "Like the window per say, you never did go into detail why it might have been open."
"I think that's pretty self-explanatory, the air conditioning had gone out," Detective Galldon reminded. "Something I believe Lonard intentionally had done."
"Neither him nor Cyless have the record that states they could have made a subtle change to the conditioning system that left it nonfunctional," Heiji stated. "The only one with that in there resume would have been Grahm, and he's dead."
".. You're right."
"Then if you knew this, then why make the allegations?" Anthony asked.
He slowly turned to face him, lifting his head as he did.
"This is a conspiracy, just one big conspiracy."
"That's one statement I'd have to agree with."
Everyone turned at the sound of his voice, looking to see him standing in the doorway.
"Who are you," Detective Galldon said stepping forward. "Identify yourself."
"Don't worry," Shinichi said walking in past him. "This won't take long."
He was a bit taken back by this, surprised he had broken their agreement that he would stay to the side on this one. That wasn't the only thing that came to mind.
"What could he possibly be up to," Heiji thought. "Has he gathered additional information to what happened?"
He stopped after reaching the center of the room, removing his hands from his jacket after accomplishing this.
"I have failed to hear an answer to my question." Detective Galldon remarked.
"Enough time has been spent on analysis," Shinichi said. "What do you say we dive into the brink of things?"
"Who are you?"
"Nogort," Shinichi finally replied. "My names not important at this time, we have a matter to get situated."
"Nogort.. can't say I've heard of you before, which department are you from?"
"You're one for questions aren't you," Shinichi said in response. "But before we swing down that road, why don't we go over why your run down concerning this matter is completely off key."
"Have anything better?"
"Alright then," Detective Galldon said having a step back. "Let's hear it, Nogort."
"Let's start with the glass door, which we're all pretty sure was open at some point," Shinichi began. "You claimed Lonard made it to where the machinery was nonfunctional, correct?"
"He nor Cyless have the proper skill set to have pulled that off without making a noticeable mistake, one which would have been easily noted."
"Are we at least in agreement the conditioning system was tampered with at some point?"
"No doubt in my mind."
"Ok, then who do you propose was the one to have put the machine out of commission?"
"We'll leave that one to the back burner for now," Shinichi said. "Let's focus squarely on what killed Mr. Fournier."
"We already know that," Detective Galldon said. "He was shot from long range, I was just informed before I came in that the bullet found in his skull was that of an M855."
"Which you would associate with a rifle."
"You seem to know a lot about this," Detective Galldon commented. "Would you happen to know where this rifle is too?"
"If that is true, wouldn't you also know who was the one to have shot Grahm Fournier?" Carol asked.
"I was just getting to that very point," Shinichi replied. "But before we get to that, why don't we examine the chain linking the two murders together."
"I already went over that." Detective Galldon reminded.
"But not all of what you said falls into place, think about it," Shinichi said with a pause. "If Bennet saw the sniper take the shot why not confront them right away, why wait until after entering the building?"
"He's right," Anthony said in agreement. "You didn't explain why he used the side entrance instead of the front either."
"Because the culprit was armed, he didn't want to take the chance." Detective Galldon explained.
"If that were the case he could have told someone inside the building about the situation, or informed the police for that matter," Shinichi continued. "It wouldn't have made sense for him to follow someone who was armed while alone, especially when there were safer options."
"There's one important detail I believe you overlooked as well, time," Shinichi said. "There's about a two hour gap in between the times of deaths, if Bennet saw the shooter head back into the building why an additional two hours to confront the culprit?"
"To look into what they were to do next," Detective Galldon replied. "That seems logical enough."
"Two hours is pushing it," Shinichi said. "I'm sure if anyone had the intent on acting on the matter they'd have made a move before then."
"What are you implying?"
"There are a few things about Mr. Bennet that I'm sure you're unaware of."
"Go on Mr. Fournier," Shinichi said. "Why don't you let everyone in on one of Bennet's less known interests."
"Less known interest," Detective Galldon questioned. "What is this he speaks of?"
"I too am unsure of what he speaks of."
"Shooting." Shinichi said.
"That's right," Lonard remembered. "He spent a lot of time at a shooting range on his free time."
"Wait," Detective Galldon exclaimed. "You're not saying."
"That's right," Shinichi said. "The one to have killed Grahm was none other than Nathan Bennet."
"There's no way!" Lonard shouted in response to this.
"That's a serious accusation you've presented," Carol said. "What is your evidence to back this claim?"
Before he had the chance to respond all attention was reverted back to the door with the return of officer Celek.
"Hattori, I looked into those surveillance videos as you asked," Officer Celek said looking his way. "I also looked into your second request, the one to orchestrate last night's fireworks was Grahm Fournier, which had been planned for over two weeks."
"Requests," Heiji thought in confusion. "I never asked for any of that."
"What surveillance footage," Detective Galldon asked. "What exactly did he have you looking into?"
"The security camera's that can be found at Mount Zomoph, a theme park a little over a mile from here," Officer Celek replied. "He had me follow every move Nathan Bennet made while there."
"Is it true he was with Bernadea?" Anthony asked.
"Yes," Officer Celek confirmed. "They were together all the way up until fifteen after twelve this morning before deciding to leave the park."
"So you checked in on all movements that he made," Detective Galldon said with a clear understanding. "Was there something in particular you were hoping to see?"
"Not do, but rather to see what he had on him."
"What do you mean by that?" Carol asked.
"There was something he carried that hung from his shoulder throughout the day," Officer Celek informed. "We couldn't quite figure out what it was, but we do have an idea."
"Would the item in question happen to be a rifle?"
"They're looking into that as we speak," Officer Celek replied. "We've already sent out a group to search his home and car."
"But if this item you speak of had been a rifle wouldn't you have known almost instantly?"
"Not necessarily," Officer Celek replied. "Whatever it was, was in a bag that was strapped around his shoulder."
"And this remained in place for the full day?"
"Hmm, that might explain the minor bruise found on his shoulder," Detective Galldon said. "But there is still one detail that concerns me, if Bennet has been dead this whole time how was it Bernadea spoke with him in the last hour?"
"That can be explained." Shinichi said stepping forward.
"I can't wait to hear this."
"Let's take a step back why don't we," Shinichi said. "Starting with that air conditioner."
"I hardly see how this relates to the phone call just referenced."
"You will in time," Shinichi assured. "Like we've gone over, someone intentionally rigged the air conditioner to where it was unusable."
"Who do you believe did this?"
"The same person to have killed and impersonate Nathan Bennet."
"Say what?" Anthony questioned.
"Nothing but a deceptive act the culprit put on to throw us off their trail."
"You really think we're being deceived?" Officer Celek questioned.
"Not a possibility, but a fact," Shinichi said glancing back at him. "And the culprit stands here among us."
"And who might that be?"
Before he was given the chance to speak the ring of a phone could be heard.
"One moment," Officer Celek said. "It's mine."
He took a few seconds to take the call, receiving information he had hoped to hear. He lowered the phone back to his side after hanging up.
"It's just as you said kid," Officer Celek said. "They found it where you said it'd be."
"Found what," Carol questioned. "The weapon?"
"We'll get to that soon enough," Shinichi said in response. "But first, I think now would be a good time for the culprit to come forward."
This struck the room to silence, all looking to those who stood around them to see if someone was to in fact step forward. Expectantly enough this did not come to pass.
"I'm sick of the twists and turns," Edward snapped. "Tell us who it is already."
"I'm with him," Anthony admitted. "The sooner we get this over with the better."
"Tell me, Fournier," Shinichi said facing him. "Are you allergic to anything?"
"..Not that I'm aware of," Lonard said giving it a seconds thought. "Why do you ask?"
"So you're not allergic to sprays of any kind?"
"No," Lonard replied. "What brought you to assume this?"
"Well that's strange, because that's not what I was told."
"Where are you going with this," Carol asked. "I see no true meaning to the question you have posed."
"It's very alright Ms. Flowers, I'd like to hear what he has to say," Lonard said before turning back to face him. "Please continue."
"I'm sure you recall your first meeting with Bruce of Wayne Enterprises."
"Yes of course, that was merely a week ago," Lonard replied. "He had that boy with him."
"Good to know you remember."
"What of my meeting with Wayne, is it something we discussed that concerns you?"
"Not exactly," Shinichi replied. "But I was told of your reaction to something, something your brother did."
"He used air freshener while in his office, I was told when you walked in you were affected by this," Shinichi informed. "Even went as far to let him know you were allergic to it."
"Who told you that?"
"That boy, Conan," Shinichi replied. "He told me about that the last we spoke."
"You know him?"
"A family relative if you will."
"I can see the resemblance," Lonard said. "But you should know as well as I do, children can make wonders of stories."
"That is very true."
He stayed still in his stance, uncertain where he was going with his progressions.
"His whole approach has completely gone off track," Heiji thought. "Does he truly know who the killer is or not?"
"Mr. Hamilton, could you tell me a distinguishing feature about Grahm Fournier?" Shinichi asked facing him.
"Yes," Shinichi replied. "Preferably one you wouldn't associate with his brother."
"There's not much different about them besides the fields they work in," Anthony replied. "The only thing I can think of is that Grahm was left handed."
"Which means you must be right handed," Shinichi said looking his way. "Is that accurate?"
"Yes, that is true," Lonard confirmed. "Is there some relevance to these questions you have asked?"
"Is that so, because if I can recall you engaged me with your left hand when we first met."
"What are you talking about?"
"I was told of this difference between you and your brother."
"Let me guess, from that same boy?"
"We don't have to stop there," Shinichi said. "Officer, now would be the time to deliver that information."
"Yes of course."
"What information?" Lonard asked.
"We searched your car," Officer Celek replied. "What we found in your trunk was that same bag seen strapped around Bennet's shoulder in the security footage."
"Tell everyone what was inside when opened." Shinichi said.
"A sniper rifle with ammunition," Officer Celek informed. "Possibly the weapon used to kill Grahm."
"That's where you're wrong officer."
"What do you mean?"
"Think about it," Shinichi said. "The supposed call Bernadea received from Bennet, the questionable surveillance footage, the air conditioner.. it all can all amount to only one thing."
"You can't possibly mean?"
"Undisputedly," Shinichi pointed. "The killer of Nathan Bennet is none other than Mr. Fournier."
"They already went over why it can't possibly be him." Edward stated.
"Yes, in the case of it being Lonard," Shinichi said. "We were all deceived, this man isn't Lonard, but rather.. his twin brother, isn't that right Mr. Grahm?"
"Not only do they have you for conspiracy and murder, but now for criminal impersonation as well."
"Fournier is this true?" Anthony questioned.
He gained nothing from him in response.
"You clearly being left handed made it a done deal, I knew from the moment we shook hands," Shinichi said. "The axe embedded into Bennet's skull was on the right side."
"What of it?" Detective Galldon questioned.
"Simple, a right handed person would have taken a swing to the left side of his skull," Shinichi replied. "It's all about control and power."
"I get it," Detective Galldon said catching on. "It's almost like using a baseball bat, being right or left handed makes a clear difference on which way you will choose to swing."
"Clever deduction if I must say." Officer Celek added.
"That would also explain the air conditioner," Heiji said. "Grahm has the background that would imply his capability."
"Not to mention erasing any necessary security footage, but he got sloppy," Shinichi said. "He forgot to remove the footage showing Bennet's arrival after parting ways with Bernadea."
"In the light of all of this, if Nathan was to truly the one to have shot Lonard then when did he do it," Carol asked. "Like it's been reported, he was with Ms. Fournier."
"The ferris wheel, if you take a close look you can see it from here," Shinichi pointed. "It's completely aligned with where the bullet's trail would have gone if he had fired the rifle while at 90 degrees, which would have been at the highest point on their rotation."
"But wouldn't Ms. Fournier have seen if that were to have taken place?"
"Not if she were focused on the fireworks that were said to have been taking place at that time," Officer Celek said adding in his input. "Nathan wouldn't have needed to remove the bag completely, just enough to where the trigger could be pulled."
"We're here at Nano High, which is south of Mount Zomoph," Shinichi said. "We were told the fireworks were released from the north side, which would have easily kept Ms. Fournier interest while he took aim."
"That's all well and said," Anthony stated. "But wouldn't she have heard if a shot was fired, I doubt it would have blended in with the fireworks while next to him."
"Maybe not completely," Shinichi said. "But the ear muffs given to them might have distilled the noise just enough, the same ear muffs Grahm made sure everyone received who was at the park."
"Are you saying Bennet and Grahm conspired together?"
"Yes, though Grahm wasn't the one to have shot his brother I do believe he was the one to orchestrate it all," Shinichi said. "The master mind to ignite the planned attack, the trigger man in other words."
"Maybe so, but that still doesn't explain the call Ms. Fournier claimed she received from Bennet." Anthony said.
"I already checked into that when I visited the security room, I got a view of some revealing footage," Shinichi replied. "It would appear that after Grahm found out about Bernadea's concern regarding Bennet he left the room and called her, posing as Nathan from the other line."
"If that were true, wouldn't she have noticed," Anthony questioned. "It's not like they sound the same."
"You'd think, but Grahm is a specialist in acting," Shinichi informed before looking his way. "Aren't you?"
He still had nothing to say.
"If what you say is true, then we should find Mr. Bennet's phone in his possession." Detective Galldon said stepping toward him.
He did just that, reaching into his jacket only to pull out one phone. He then checked his pants, not surprised when he grabbed hold of another.
"Looks like we have a winner, I'm betting one of these phones belongs to Nathan Bennet," Detective Galldon said. "Do you have anything to say for yourself?"
He simply smiled, gazing into his eyes with his own.
"You want answers, talk to my lawyer." Grahm finally spoke.
"Through the lies, games, and disguises you hid yourself beneath one thing stood towered above all the deception you put on display, truth," Shinichi said. "And that prevailed today."
"Alright, I've heard enough," Officer Celek said. "Let's get him down to the station."
"Grahm.. why?" Anthony asked.
He remained mute on the matter. Two unnamed police officials approached him, pinning his hands together from behind.
"You've made a mistake boy, I will get out." Grahm said as the cold metal of the cuffs snapped into place.
"There's still one thing I don't quite understand," Shinichi said. "When Bennet entered this building using a card it registered with your name, why is that?"
"And here I thought you were psychic."
"Not psychic," Shinichi said with the shake of his head. "Just a kid who's always paying attention to detail."
"Alright, get moving." One of the officers instructed.
He stood in watch as they moved on, feeling a comforting hand touch down to his shoulder.
"Impressive," Officer Celek commented. "That's defiantly one for the books."
He then took off, following the others. They read him his rights on his way out, most everyone looking on in shock as this took place. Though the task had been completed, there was a taste of dissatisfaction. It wasn't long after that he turned at the sound of him joining his side.
"You were relatively quiet on the matter, I'm surprised."
"Thought I'd let you handle it this time around," Heiji said in response to this. "Good job by the way."
"You too, wouldn't have been as simple if you hadn't had that officer to look into that stuff," Shinichi commented. "Fortunately I ran into him on my way back in."
"Hold on, you weren't the one to have told him to look into those surveillance tapes?"
"Of course not," Shinichi said. "I was in the security room with Cyless for a margin of time, are you saying it wasn't you who went to him?"
"No, it wasn't," Heiji replied. "I was confused by his claim when announced."
"If not you, then who?"
To Be Continued