And so the mystery begins. It seems like this time around, the culprit actually seems to be acting somewhat maliciously, since everything is in a pattern. By the way, the pattern of club names and missing items based on Japanese alphabets…I never would have guessed that. It’s a little depressing…I never stood a chance. Oh well, it was fun speculating about it.
But the question remains: why? What reason would someone have to be going around and stealing things in this order? I suppose Houtarou’s sister did warn him that something would happen during the festival, but it seems to be too much of a stretch to think she did it.
Personally, I think the most interesting outcome would be if the culprit were challenging either the school or even the Classics Club specifically. You know…something like “I’ve shown you the pattern, so try and stop me.” That’s usually the reason people use a pattern. I sure hope they don’t try to pull some “the items were missing the whole time” stuff…that kinda thing is a bit boring.
Next week, the mystery continues. I wonder what will happen. Will the Classics Club be the next target? Logically, it would make sense that they are…but it’s not like Houtarou will leave the room, so how could they pull it off? And will Houtarou make another incorrect deduction that he has to correct again or is Satoshi right that he must catch the culprit in the act?