p data-p-id="4fb12d053ad7d667df7ae7319b34cd87"Her eyes were starting to strain from reading the numerous case files in front of her. Including witness statements, police reports and crime analysis'. Pain was stating behind her eyes and was moving to the top of her head./p
p data-p-id="25c1eabced50e97b30932de25a49ee9a"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontMay felt like she was restudying for her mid and end of year exams all over again. Only thing time more was at risk, she had a feeling that Karl wasn't going to the only victim./p
p data-p-id="108035961c4277c72cc11ae2018b8a4a"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"I think it's time to call it quits," Chad said. May nodded before looking at the clock, they had been at for almost six hours. No wonder her head was starting to ache./p
p data-p-id="23a49378a7c6ec41a3c5cba3114f9760"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontHer wrist wasn't doing any better, but she could say one thing. They had gotten through half of the files and if she had to look through them again, then it was too soon./p
p data-p-id="7ccaca51593c3b3ceddea94e130c284e"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Agreed," May told him, nodding her head. "We're half-way through."/p
p data-p-id="fb5515e659a83735188d83179873bf67"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"It took six hours."/p
p data-p-id="7627bb7d7ac2e51024fc5deb07a4e9c4"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"And with another six, we'll be done." There had been barely anything linking their suspects to Karl's death. Which had now extended from Faith to include Hirohi and Rihanna. There was no doubt that suspects would be added, Karl worked in the media business and May didn't want to think about the enemies he had made./p
p data-p-id="62f603cd8af03c185f84361a8d3a3bcd"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Unless they find more."/p
p data-p-id="e36f9c1208cc0b4dce34ed4a84a1f6af"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Can I have your notes?" May asked, glad that she didn't have to go through all of them on her own. If it took two people six hours to get half-way through, she didn't want to think about how long it would take her on her own. "I'll type them up. Sent them to you, along with my own."/p
p data-p-id="3a9caf1e5f570763b095bcec31575cd0"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"I still have mine."/p
p data-p-id="186ef22f18f5f4dee3476093536e4692"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"They're new. Might have picked up on something you missed last time."/p
p data-p-id="1b14852b8c940a0b5e6b57b1a6fe3312"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontChad glared at her, before handing her the notepad with his handwritten notes. She was just glad that his handwriting had improved to the point that it was readable. Not the chicken starch it had been when she first met him. Not that she would tell him, he did let her go through his case files./p
p data-p-id="ff720f94949085202c853231b2c627c3"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Thank you," she told him. Standing up, she paused as she heard her back crack. She really had been sitting down for too long if there were that many air bubbles in her joints. "I'll email you our notes. You should be able to add them to your case files."/p
p data-p-id="cf5410e4281756867b65700cdb9b1f36"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"I'll hunt down the detective on the Ironborn case. He'll want to know about the Hirohi and Rihanna connection," Chad told her. She didn't know if the connections Myles had told her about were a good or a bad thing. One good thing would come from it, Chad would those working on the Ironborn case, helping out the Ives' case./p
p data-p-id="4d6cefe53333a662279b2c8054dfb6ef"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Of course. If I get anymore information, I'll email it," May reassured him./p
p data-p-id="ea6c0085240baedbbcd61a94c1d415e7"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"I'll have these files scanned," Chad told her. "Then I'll email the ones we didn't get to. I'll email all of them, in case you need fresh eyes looking over them."/p
p data-p-id="14fb9ffd0860e89972966526c0783e17"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Thanks. Chad, your the best."/p
p data-p-id="79ca7ecdb3889a8cd90bf8ee5c8f7d26"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Better then a house full of butterflies."/p
p data-p-id="c2239d8bb5eb80c7dec8f04ce83d7f48"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontSmiling, she quickly left the building. Her work mobile rang before she reached the car, Isaac's name popping up on the screen. There would only one reason he would call her at this time./p
p data-p-id="0234599fd87f58f1f825256f791b4a4b"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontSomeone else had been killed. Answering the phone, slipped the notes into a bag that she left in front of the passenger seat. The person who had murdered Chevell had also killed Hirohi. And worst of all, was the fact that Chaya Ives had found him dead in the living room./p
p data-p-id="cfab1ba8c67c7c838db98d666f02a132"-/p
p data-p-id="2a23fd6d6394759735a215bcdc21087a"May had been to the Ives family mansion before, it was far to big for her to call it home. Rihanna continued her mother's yearly; Easter, New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas parties to show off./p
p data-p-id="8e1ca6b54df26a11bcaa5af1a19545b9"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontUnlike Anastasia who had liked the company. At least that was what Myles had told her, the company and catching up with the gossip, who did what and who did who./p
p data-p-id="b57dbce6ffc4966e999b82726af2cd1d"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontMay showed her badge to the cop who was talking to Chaya, who looked more annoyed then upset. "I can take over, if you would like."/p
p data-p-id="2afb1e4d80805fa1eff5d2961ad9cddd"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Of course, Detective," she told her, nodding towards Chaya, before tightening her bun and going back to her squad./p
p data-p-id="1533224c602f46db94b6f24086be1f48"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Rumaysa," Chaya greeted her hands tightening around the strap of her bag. Greying blonde hair and dark blue eyes. "Rihanna told me you were working Chevell's case. They think the same person killed Hirohi?"/p
p data-p-id="fe6809fad9237a0cd67c7ba9d3344f6c"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"We don't know for sure," May told her. It looked like they had another suspect, through she doubted Chaya killed her own brother, since there was nothing for her to gain./p
p data-p-id="ead5b8cc6c56170eafc2345c3fd502ca"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontThe house would go to Noah, as the oldest son of the Ives family. Nor would she get any money, that would mostly go to Hirohi's children and grandchildren./p
p data-p-id="a79cff585bcefd5654873e674cd045d6"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"I can't believe someone killed Hirohi," Chaya told her, tears going down her face as removed a faded red handkerchief from her purse./p
p data-p-id="5eff4d9086f48cc13186fbb22ab070ca"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"You can't think of anyone who'd want to hurt Mr. Ives? A displeased customer? Wronged family member? Pissed off friend?"/p
p data-p-id="11b83323b4e7cbadad76843ecfbb91ad"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"The only friend Hirohi had was Karl."/p
p data-p-id="359e0a5c1283915ae69ef306788dd3c7"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontAnd Karl couldn't have killed him, May thought to herself. He was already dead. She had a feeling that she was already pushing some boundaries by asking Chaya these questions. Green grass under their toes as she took a plain writing pad from her bag./p
p data-p-id="e0eecbcd5b4774c13240070161fe0a29"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"And he never spoke of work with me. Only with his grandchildren, he was so happy when Rihanna started working with him."/p
p data-p-id="8edba3a22669686ea96f88aa780904eb"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"I see."/p
p data-p-id="c063f62458ae326f1720455c026dd440"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"No was mad at him in the family. If they were, their carriers are too important to them to remove Hirohi from the picture. So to speak."/p
p data-p-id="7304b81187986f2c87d29805f120e07c"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Is there something only he could drink?" Thinking about the wine that Karl had kept hidden from his wife, through she was doubtful that Hirohi would hide such information. "And do you know if he had any guests over?"/p
p data-p-id="e87baf4e560e9db4739ba32f932f6c0a"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"No. I was meant to help him prepare for a party," Chaya told her, face going pale as she looked at the house. Pale paint fading with age and her mouth opened into an 'O' shape./p
p data-p-id="c649d1d2afdfc00c52fce7ab6e8a1eb2"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Chaya, are you okay?"/p
p data-p-id="623b16e0a64fa6ce467c4218f9924c6d"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"You don't think he was poisoned with his own wine? Hirohi loved his wine, would spend a hundred dollars a bottle."/p
p data-p-id="f2d67b9eed0b21ffcabbb24acc164d59"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"There wasn't any blood at the scene?"/p
p data-p-id="6d1b268d85763ccf7d78ce34dcea06a8"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"None. I didn't think he was dead," Chaya told her, tears going down her face as she quickly cleaned her face. "Not until he fall over, I tapped him on the shoulder. Hirohi never falls over, even when he's asleep and he doesn't sleep in the living room."/p
p data-p-id="40a3b9545f0af9e52473ac0358d32037"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontMay nodded as she wrote down what Chaya told her. Wine? Maybe the killer was targeting wine drinkers, but that would mean they'd have to track down the brands that their victims brought./p
p data-p-id="d05a2e689dd34bdfa60ae335b8851a8b"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontNo, she told herself. That would mean more pointless work, since it was most likely connected to their work. Someone had most likely killed because of their work./p
p data-p-id="6b6017c75bd7cf12f6ee3f6c6bd7ce54"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Thank you Chaya," May told her. Chaya had told her about Hirohi's behaviour -odd, but he had been odd since Anastasia had dead-, along with guests that had over. Smiling, she handed the woman Isaac's card, since she wasn't going to put up with her longer then she had. "If you can think of anything else. Don't be afraid to ring."/p
p data-p-id="92a4a0e3519c90db911518b51d639090"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Can I go?" Chaya asked, her voice thick with sorrow and annoyance, May didn't think about it. "I have an important meeting with my lawyer, I need to leave if I'm to be on time."/p
p data-p-id="9cbe1036819f5685a6eb099bd930524d"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Of course. Some of our kind officers will escort you to your car." May sighed as she walked into the house. Two cops were walking with Chaya, as she complained about being late to her appointment./p
p data-p-id="f81dcff0d6e9865309773769c6e27c69"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontWalking into the living room, Isaac was eyeing the bottle of wine opened on the coffee table. A wine glass in behind it. Hirohi was lying on the ground./p
p data-p-id="22dbb075d179a55d2b559c2536dc6198"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontShe didn't look too hard at him. This was a man she had known since she was a child, had visited his house a number of times and had punched his little brat of a grandson on her last day of high school./p
p data-p-id="c42318388ead0f8132de78e1c7d0405d"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontBesides, from what Chaya Ives had told her. That was not how he was found, or how he died./p
p data-p-id="39446d8de4f8ada615ff0ab84834e68a"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"No blood," Isaac told her./p
p data-p-id="bd7acb7535b9cb26d31cae68ef22bb0c"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Chaya, his sister, had pushed him over," May added. Her pun being pushed into her bun, she doubted she would need it any time soon, not with the staff already being questioned. "We might want to send the wine for testing. Chaya said Hirohi was the only to drink it, it's more an more expensive brand. Anywhere from a hundred to a thousand. Through, the colour is slightly off."/p
p data-p-id="1c140c1c8220fd7fb1896758fc0cad57"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"You've seen it before."/p
p data-p-id="58a6cd519159ee650dedd77d57184f54"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"Parities, he was always drinking these stuff."/p
p data-p-id="465588aee0187cf7f70c73ec60bc6b26"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"You drink."/p
p data-p-id="b42947dab86dc424559c696aa5b5a047"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/font"No. Not wine anyway, Baileys mostly. Karl drank a bit of it, taught me and a friend of mine how to spot the good stuff."/p
p data-p-id="1ee3bc651a4041f83ca0c82f04b6d3fe"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontIsaac nodded, before putting the wine into a plastic bag. Cork back into place, putting on a pair of gloves May looked at the glass, they were going to need. But it would to be stored correctly, so that they wouldn't lose the liquid still in the cup. Along with what was on the table from the broken one./p
p data-p-id="ae2a2f9a6c64b5987a4675eec45995f7"font face="Nimbus Mono L, monospace"span lang="zh-CN" /span/fontThis was going to be a long, completed case. May could feel in her heart, along with her guts./p