Shinrei Tantei Yakumo - Volume 10 Chapter 26
Translated by Niulili
“Ishii-san. What happened ?”
Makoto, who found Ishii in the crowd, asked him as she draw closer.
“Ma, Makoto-san. But why are you here …”
Ishii opened his eyes wide behind his glasses.
After calming down, Makoto explained that she was contacted by Sayama, and she told him that she was worried because he was in a strange situation and she went here.
Ishii said, “Is that so …” and then turned his eyes.
There were a lot of people in front of the condominium, so it was obvious that something happened. Moreover, the reaction of Ishii nowー.
Although intuitive, she realized that something happened to Sayama. After a moment of silence, Ishii began to explain with a stern look, “Actuallyー”.
“It seems that Sayama-san has fallen out of the apartment.”
She imagined something happened, but she was confused by those unexpected words.
“Yes. Probably from the balcony of his room…”
Ishii looked up.
“Then, what about Sayama-san ?”
While asking, she didn’t even thought about what happened to Sayama.
Ishii shook his head to the left and right without force.
ーWhat does he mean ?
Suddenly, Makoto felt dizzy and was likely to fall into the spot.
Ishii rushed up to support Makoto’s body.
Makoto immediately tried to stand by herself, but could not.
She didn’t felt the force in her body, as if it had been removed.
“Let’s take a break”
Ishii moved to a nearby bench while supporting Makoto’s body.
Makoto, who thanked him and sat on the bench, covered her face with both hands.
Makoto only knew Sayama through work, but they were familiar.
Sayama’s bright smile came to her.
Contrary to what it looks like, Makoto’s body was kind and caring in a solid manner. When they met at the conference room of the newspaper company, she didn’t expect it to happen.
She felt as if there was a gap in her heart.
Makoto was more than just stunned by the sense of loss, she felt that a part of her life had been completely pulled out.
The inner part of her heart hurt like being torn.
The pain eventually turned into sadness, and her eyes became hot.
However, she did not shed tears. In order to reward the kindness of Sayama, they couldn’t afford to stop here.
“Why, this is …”
Makoto pushed down the emotion of sadness and raised her face to speak.
“I don’t know the details yet, but the detective in charge seems to think he likely committed suicide.”
Makoto caught his eye when Ishii explained.
ーSayama-san committed suicide ?
“No way !”
Makoto told him, her emotions exploded.
Even though it was not the opinion of Ishii, she felt remorseful for denied him.
However, the feeling that she was not convinced had not changed.
She didn’t knew everything about Sayama, but still, he was not a person who would commit suicide.
“I don’t think it’s a suicide either.”
Ishii said, looking straight at Makoto.
Makoto was surprised at his gaze.
Up until now, Ishii was kind, but by that he was paying too much attention to his surroundings, and gave somewhat a weak impression.
But with such a powerful and sincere eyesー.
“But it’s also true that there is no justification to claim it is not suicide.”
Ishii distorted his face with regret.
“I don’t know if it will be the basis, but when Sayama-san called me, he said something strange.”
“Something strange ?”
“Yes. Why he didn’t realize. And it wasn’t a psychic phenomenon. He was talking about such things.”
“It is not a psychic phenomenonー”
Ishii’s face was confused.
Makoto had the same feeling. Makoto actually experienced a psychic phenomenon in Sayama’s room. Many other people, including Setsuko, testified that they were experiencing a psychic phenomenon.
Besides, it was Sayama who took a psychic photograph. It was Sayama himself who claimed that the photo was not a composite or trick photo.
Then, what did he meant when he said that it was not a psychic phenomenon now ?
The more she thought about it, the more she get lost.
Moreover, after leaving those mysterious words, Sayama died. The question she had until she came here had changed to a deeper one.
“What on earth is happening ?”
Makoto said to no one.
“With Yakumo-shi, at least we can confirm the truth of Sayama-san’s words …”
Ishii’s words were correct.
Whether or not the phenomenon occurring in the condominium were a psychic phenomenon, if it was Yakumo that could see ghosts, it would be obvious.
However, Yakumo had lost his sight of his left eye.
“After all, I have to ask her.”
When Makoto said, Ishii tilted his head and said “Huh ?”
The fact that Yakumo’s red left eye couldn’t see was a mental thing. In other words, he might had unknowingly refuse to see.
Considering the life Yakumo had walked so far, she felt that it was better for him it it remained invisible.
It was only their ego who relied on Yakumo.
But at the same time, she wondered if it was okay to run away.
You could not escape your destiny. Makoto used an article to accuse her father for the crime he committed because she thought so.
It certainly cost a lot of things. That’s why she was who she was now.
Besides, Nao must be found above all. Only Yakumo could do that.
No one else than her could support Yakumo in a difficult situation.