“There’s only one thing I don’t understand, how you would know about my existence.” The only person Masashi told was Ryutaro Maeda, so it’s logically impossible for anyone to know about it.
“Originally, I didn’t need to answer any of your questions, but since the ritual can only be held at 12:00 at midnight. There is still a little time until then, so consider this my gift to you.”
“In fact, I initially didn’t know about you, but I have a very talented brother, he often hacked someone else’s computer via a network. There was once he accidentally hacked the Metropolitan Police Department’s server, and saw the report about me. The report was made by a police officer called Maeda. The entire ambush plan was also initiated by him.”
“According to the report that my brother found, there was a time Maeda wrote a report to his superiors, referring to the killer, that my motive was to hold a blood sacrifice. As I mentioned, this was a guess that a teenager brought up. And according to this speculation, they checked my plan based on this aspect, and finally found a clue. This report then produced the subsequent ambush plan on me.”
“The boy he was referring to, was you, Gennai Masashi. Am I right?”
“You found someone to investigate police officer Maeda?”
“Yes. After a month of investigation, I found out that he often came into contact with a young man and that young man can only be you, so I knew you were the person I’m looking for.”
“So that’s it. That’s why you invited us to your home, drugged our meal so that you can both get your revenge and have sacrificial offerings. Really killing two birds with one stone. If I knew you’d drug our meal, I wouldn’t have accepted your invitation.” Masashi said as he cursed police officer Maeda in his heart.
‘His grandmother, I did nothing. But now I’m being used as a sacrificial offering.’
‘A man of integrity who’s being treated in such a way can only be regarded as unfortunate.’
“Why did I come across of such a thing, I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die….” Shizuko, listening to their conversation, finally couldn’t help but cry out.
“I don’t want to die, don’t, let me, help me, help me….” Shizuko’s boyfriend followed up and yelled.
“Time is running out. I want to start doing some preparation. Excuse me, Gennai-san.” His tone was that of an old friend. But the more he did so, the more Masashi thought he was a lunatic.
The others wailed while Maruo went around the giant circle, having a total of twelve position like that of a clock, lighting a candle for each position.
Then he picked up a black bag, pulling out a clear yellow wine pouring inside the pattern.
Finally, he put the ignited incense at the center. Soon, the room was filled with a faint comfortable smell.
Masashi only smelled a bit, and immediately knew that the incense smelled like a petal of a mandala. This flower only grows in India, although it’s very beautiful, it’s highly poisonous. After an insect climbs on top of it, it will immediately fall and die instantly. If it were used to make as the fragrance of an incense, people who smell it for a long time would have hallucinations, and finally slowly dying. Luckily it was made with not much of it. Moreover, the room was very big, which is not enough to kill a person, but there would still have a significant impact on the person.
It seems that it’s only used as a ritual prop, not wanting to use this flower to kill them.
“Well, everyone, the ritual’s about to begin, I hope you have fun,” Maruo smiled and turned off the light, immediately making the room dark, leaving only the twelve candles flickering on the ground.
“No, I don’t….”
“I beg you, let me go, let me go, I don’t want to die….”
“You’re a devil, you will not have a good end, let me go, help, someone quickly, help me!”
“I beg you, if you let me go, I am willing to do anything for you. Do you not think I’m beautiful? I’ll take care of you well.” Shizuko cried out to Maruo.
“Babe, relax, it won’t be painful.” Maruo touched her hair gently.
“Don’t, let me go, I beg you, I don’t want to die, just let me go, I beg you…..” Shizuko didn’t give up.
“I said, everyone is indispensable. After the ritual is successful, you will all become part of me. We will all be together forever. In order to make the ritual undisturbed, I will have to greatly inconvenience you all.” Maruo kissed her on the head, then took out a towel tying it around her mouth.
After tying her mouth, he took out a few towels, and, one by one, began to tie everyone’s mouth.