Chapter 3. Complications
The things you say, the things you do, and the things you hear always find their way around. It wasn’t long until people began insinuating that Kira is, in fact, a student at the high school I attended. But I am getting ahead of myself.
News reports, Internet articles, fan sites. Kira is all over the world; and each day, more and more people choose to worship him. By today, I have killed eight students and four criminals, which sparked up a police interrogation with the principle.
“It has been brought to our attention, Mr. Evans, that eight students from this school have died in the past four weeks and they all happened in unique ways. According to our sources, there has been a self-hanging, jumping in front of a bus, hit by a car, heart attack.”
“And what do you want me to tell you? It’s a phenomenon; it’s natural selection. Don’t you dare insinuate that I have something to do with this!”
“And what if I do? Pardon me for saying, but the families of these students recall no history of depression; so why would they commit suicide?
Mr. Evans, we understand you’re a former detective, yes? You need to get to the bottom of this case.”
“How the hell am I going to do that? What, do you think these were murders? That’s just not possible!”
An hour and a half after the interrogation, there was a large gathering of police officers and staff members. I spoke to Tyler to see if he knew what it was about, and apparently he did. He informed me that the principle, Mr. Evans has gathered some science teachers, particular forensic science, to investigate the Kira case.
“But that just makes no sense!” Exclaimed Evans. “But just to humour you, we will look into this case, okay?”
The head science teacher, Professor Hughes, stepped in. “Your idea of these being murders interests me; it has been quite a while since I’ve had to crack a case. Evans, Sir, you must see reason. We have to accept that anything is possible at this point.”
Unbeknownst to the rest of the school, they were forming an investigation team. And this could be potentially problematic.
“This is stupid. They are seriously wasting their time, here.” I said, still putting on the ‘don’t believe it’ attitude. There were rumours starting to spread around the school that they were sending over the second-greatest investigator in the world to help with this. And while this worried me, I remembered that a notebook that kills people is pretty untraceable.
“So, how about we play some ‘Grand Theft Auto’, Leon?”
“No, Ryuk. I promised myself that I was going to change the world; and damn it that’s what I am going to do. More people will worship me every time a criminal drops dead.”
I was watching TV, and reading articles on the web for criminals, when I stumbled upon the top story of the week which was about the Kira case. It had a direct quote from the investigator by the name of “N”.
“We have experienced a case like this in the past. I didn’t do any of the research, so I can’t exactly say for sure I know what is going on. But at this point I do believe there exists a Kira, and he is in the same town as I am, at this very moment. We are unsure how he kills, (if he is the one causing this) so I have decided to remain as anonymous as possible.”
Ryuk chuckled. “Are you worried yet? They have N on the job, now. He was involved with Yagami, the boy from Japan.”
“But he was a fool. I don’t know who he is, but if he ended up dead with a power as great as the Death Note’s, then he was a fool. Besides, this is just what I want: recognition. Tonight, I’ll just have to kill more people than I usually would to try and scare them off. If that doesn’t work, I’m not afraid to move onto the teachers they have lined up to stop me.”
The students started to believe that Kira punishes the immoral; which scared them into fixing their lives up. You could notice the changing behaviours of the people. They also believed that anybody who opposed Kira would die, but that’s self-righteous. I am not self-righteous, I bring justice.
I sat by myself that lunch.
“You’re not thinking about jotting names into your notebook in the middle of the school, are you? I mean, you call the shots; I’m just here for amusement. But this story has excellent potential. The other Shinigami will love to hear it.”
“Of course not, Ryuk. I’m not an idiot. I am in proximity of Professor Hughes. I think he may be part of this investigation team we aren’t meant to know about. It’s such a same not everybody is that dense.”
“Hello, Leon. Catching up on that science homework from yesterday?” We both laughed. I had been in Hughes’s science class every year for the four years I have been at this school, and he believed I was a prodigy.
“Yeah. I was going to do it tonight.”
Hughes looked like he was nervous in telling me something, so I grew a bit concerned.
“Leon, join the investigation team. Help us in the hunt for Kira.”
Ryuk started laughing. He must really be enjoying himself. I looked up at Hughes. I knew this would be a great opportunity; if I’m searching for myself it will make me seem less suspicious, and plus if I play it right I could even mislead them.
“Sure. I’m in!”
“Great. We have a meeting tomorrow night at 6. Make sure you are there.”
As Hughes left, Alice came skipping over. “You're in trouble off of Hughes again, huh, Leon? He’s a nice fella, but he can get pretty angry. You should have done your homework. I always do mine. The day it is issued, it’s completed.”
“He asked me to help find Kira.”
Alice paused and stared at me. “But you said no, right? Kira will kill you if you oppose him. Haven’t you heard about that?!”
“I have, but it’s just a risk I will have to take.”
“Leon, no! Students have been dropping dead of sudden heart attacks with no medical history of any heart problem or disease. You could add to that count if you do this.”
“Alice!” I interrupted. “Don’t worry about me, okay? I personally believe that Kira only punishes those who deserve it.”
Alice was awesome, but she didn’t seem to realise that I’m not an idiot. I’m in an investigation team trying to find myself. Things were perfect. Hopefully I’ll have an encounter with N, now that I’m on the task force. Once I have his name and face, he is history. Of course it is more complicated than that.
But I won’t rest until my ideal world becomes a reality.