Leisure Day was bright and sunny. While there was no breeze, the heat and humidity were low enough that the townsfolk flocked to the park to participate in the various festivities.
In a dark, windowless room, the Trifectum met.
Magician: "Must you bring that device here?"
The Magician cut him off, waving a hand dismissively.
Magician: "I don't need your machine to tell me that. As I recall, all members of the family had airtight alibis, as there was no evidence to suggest that the explosions were set on a delay of any kind. The police department ended up arresting somebody named Tyrone Kimura-Campbell, who was found with the necessary equipment in his possession."
Lone Wolf: "Yes, the one who'd had a fight during high school with the Woods boy."
Magician: "It strikes me as odd that such an old argument could be the motive for this crime, what do you think?"
He addressed the Seer, but it was the Lone Wolf who answered him.
Lone Wolf: "I think we all know who actually set the explosions. But there's one thing I don't understand. How could he set them for a time delay, without evidence being left behind? Surely he didn't use all the-"
Magician: "Of course he didn't! We're still alive, aren't we? An explosion of that size would have wiped the entire country off the map. Perhaps a tiny bit, but not the entire thing. All isn't lost."
The Seer murmured, her eyelids fluttering.
He leaned close to catch her whisper, then shook his head, giving her shoulder a tender pat; she trembled under his touch.
Magician: "No, not yet. Just a little bit longer, I promise, mei delicata."
The Lone Wolf looked down to his laptop screen, too uncomfortable to watch the display.
Magician: "Lone Wolf."
The Lone Wolf looked up. The Magician had resumed his previous posture, hands clasped in front of him with his elbows on the table.
Magician: "Keep an eye on young master Woods."
Line Wolf: "I'll try, he's slippery like an eel though."
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Sorry for the long wait, got smacked over the head with homework. Updates might be spotty for the next while, because I've got even more homework that needs done(seriously, the professor wants our essay topics set by this weekend, even before the add/drop deadline for the course, when they won't be due until the end of march!), but I haven't abandoned the story!
Does anyone have any tips on shooting scenes in dark rooms? I can't get the ambient lighting as low as I'd like, and when I inserted a light in between VJ and his laptop to simulate it lighting his face it also lit the back of the laptop, which was just stupid.