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|The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro|
Feb. 21-23, 1900
|Defense team leader|
|Defense team assistants|
|Time of attack||
Feb. 20, 1900
|Weapon/cause of death||
Asphyxiation via natural gas* (Ross)
Strychnine poisoning* (Petenshy)
|Tobias Gregson |
William Petenshy! (arrested)
Mrs. Altamont* (also Juror No. 4)
Viridian Green! (arrested)
|Sherlock Holmes |
Oscar Fairplay* (Juror No. 1, also cameo during Joint Reasoning)
Episode 2: The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro is the second episode of Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo. The day after the events of The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro, Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, on a visit to a now awakened Viridian Green, ends up defending Sōseki Natsume once again for the attempted murder of William Petenshy.
|It was a ghastly tale of a winter's night... one of an invisible killer and their crime on a footpath along Briar Road. As the victim lay at death's door, the mystery of just who had stabbed the young lady from behind had been resolved. But no sooner had my friend saved that Eastern Exchange student from his harrowing plight, that in the dim, flickering shadows of gaslight did a second bizarre crime rend the stillness of that very night. I daresay most can still recall that sensational headlines of the day. "Haunted Apartment of Death" "The Condemned Criminal's Curse" "The Dread Demon of Coal Gas" Yet, though the Great Detective had at once discerned the truth upon his arrival at the scene, it only proved to be the overture that announced the rising of the curtains of a most tragic play.|
Ryūnosuke Naruhodō wakes up in Sherlock Holmes' attic, his new law office, to smell of Iris Watson's bacon for his hungry stomach. Holmes suggests that they mind exercise first and deduces Naruhodō is in shock due to his hair messed up and his third button was missing. But Naruhodō says his hair is always like this and Holmes got rid of his button when he was playing the violin last night after supper.
Nonetheless, Iris is right that Naruhodō is shocked. He got a letter from Susato Mikotoba from Japan. It says she stood as an attorney and won, everyone present is so proud of her. She said Sōseki Natsume was a witness, Holmes slightly remembers him as being a defendant of two cases. The letter also says that the second incident he was involved in, "The Case of The Haunted Lodging", is what Naruhodō must look over. Apparently Susato hearing was the real reason her father called her back, as he was never sick. He talked with Natsume about it when he was coming back to Japan but Holmes forbid it from being published. Anyway, she wants them to check on the second incident, Holmes is going out so he allows Iris to get out the documents of that second incident for her and Naruhodō to read, after all he's been banned from entering the courtroom.
Investigation, Part 1Edit
The first incident happened half a year ago on a winter night. A young woman named Viridian Green was stabbed with a knife to the back and collapsed on Briar road. Fortunately, she survived after a few days, but the assaulter appeared to be invisible in the fog. Japanese exchange student, Sōseki Natsume, was passing by and was arrested by Sherlock Holmes for the assault. Fellow Japanese attorney, Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, defended him and revealed that the body was moved by a polieman and Natsume's landlord's wife threw the knife accidentally hitting Green. Holmes then telegraphed Naruhodō and Susato Mikotoba to come to Saint Bartholomew Hospital to visit the recovered Green.
Holmes chews them out for making him wait, Viridian Green is there on the bed for them to greet. She is a budding painter and rather gloomy, she immediately wonders if the group was the one who stabbed her. Green is a student at Thorndike Arts School and lives in a flat on Brixton Street which is ten stops away via the tube from the hospital yet the school is only a minute away. Briar Road is filled with poor people, Holmes wonders what she was doing there in the first place. During the stabbing incident four days ago it was freezing and Green couldn't see through the fog, someone from Scotland Yard was going to explain it to her. Green blames herself for all the trouble she caused. Naruhodō finds a photo of a young man in the ward and wonders if he's Green's "fated other". Suddenly, a policeman comes in to deliver a note to Naruhodō. It's from Sōseki Natsume, Holmes snatches it, it says someone was killed in his house! Susato calls for a carriage.
In the first floor of the Garrideb complex, the wigged, fancily dressed man from the other day is dead at the table. Natsume can't believe this after he just got acquitted and he still hates Holmes. Inspector Tobias Gregson arrives, he reveals the victim's name to be William Petenshy and doesn't want anyone touching the crime scene. Natsume and John Garrideb first discovered the "actor's" body, Petenshy lived a life of extreme poverty and had been in jail for fraud. Natsume was acting stranger than usual, the victim lives on floor down from him so they're basically neighbors, yet Natsume nervously said he didn't know him. Holmes gets an idea of what exactly happened, the victim tried to protect himself and was ingested with the scent of surrounding poison, Natsume gets really nervous so it must be true. Sherlock Holmes will now commence his Joint Reasoning!
Holmes says Petenshy choked on bubbles of poison from the bubbles in his mouth. There is half a large bar of soap on a plate. The fork is his hand tells us he ate it for supper, which is not surprisingly considering he's poor. But since London soap is poor in quality, it resulted in the victim's death. However, was this really suicide? A single tea cup sits on the table. The lock on the door to the room is broken, so it was locked at the time of Petenshy's death, the only key was in the victim's pocket. So the victim was completely alone at the time of his death. Everyone is confused, but Holmes admits he also ate soap once to clean his stomach, he threw up, but since then he knew soap was dangerous if swallowed. It's time for the examination!
The other half of the soap is on the floor meaning it wasn't eaten. The teacup is empty so it's more likely that Petenshy drank the poison in red tea. But, there is another teacup in his hand, there is also a candle nearby meaning someone else was here. On another table, there are the three same books Sōseki Natsume had in the previous incident. This means only one thing, Natsume visited here right after his trial.
Natsume can't believe Naruhodō and Holmes just accused Natsume of being the culprit. Nonetheless, Tobias Gregson takes him to Scotland Yard, Naruhodō promises to defend him again and feed his cat. He and Susato decide to investigate the scene while Gregson was gone and talk to John Garrideb later.
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