New story - this is my holiday project! Yeah I know, another mystery fic... I can't get enough of them! Happy reading!
Too Into You
Chapter One: Newsflash
Too Into You
Friday, 24th April, 2009
HORRIFIC TRAGEDY: AFFLUENT YOUNG COUPLE DEAD
In one of the most shocking cases to have hit Odaiba this year, world-famous singer Ishida Yamato was found dead in his house this morning. Tragically enough, His wife, Ishida-Takenouchi Sora, had been admitted to the hospital earlier, at approximately 3.35am, due to complaints of a headache and stomachache. She slipped into a coma barely half an hour later and passed away at 5:30am.
The singer, aged 25, was found in his bed by one of the daily helps at around 6am when she was cleaning. Under the impression that he was sleeping, she only returned to their room an hour later and only then did she sense something amiss. Paramedics were called and he was announced dead on the spot.
Just the night before, the Ishidas had thrown a party in their home to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. While it is unknown who were invited, Yamato's manager had issued a statement a week earlier stating that it was only for their good friends. According to the helps, the couple had stayed until almost everyone left before retiring to their room to discuss "something private". It is uncertain whether they left the room after that.
At the young age of 18, Ishida Yamato shot to fame with his band, The Teenage Wolves, performing not only in Japan but also receiving recognition worldwide. Later on, he left the band, citing personal reasons, and went on to release his own albums. He and Sora married at the young age of 20 and in a controversial move four years ago, moved into one of the largest houses in Japan.
His latest album, Too Into You, was a worldwide hit and was reportedly dedicated to his wife.
Police have classified their death as an unnatural case and are currently investigating. Both deaths are believed to be related. Please contact them at 1800-123-1245 if you have any information.
Sunday, 26th April, 2009
ISHIDA CASE: INVESTIGATION UNDER WAY
The "Ishida Case", as popularly-dubbed among residents, has reached a new point in investigation as police have managed to track down everyone on the Ishida's guest list and taken them in for questioning.
Fast becoming the most talked-about murder case in Japan, rumours and theories are rife about the strange turn of events. The most startling mystery – why Ishida-Takenouchi Sora was admitted to hospital three hours earlier, and who had helped – remains unsolved.
It was on the Ishida's fifth wedding anniversary when the tragedy occurred. The cause of their death is still under way, with the autopsy report expected to be out by the end of next week.
"The anniversary was clearly supposed to be a cosy gathering. There were only ten people on the list," Head Officer Yamamoto Satoe told reporters. "We have managed to track all of them down for questioning. We give you our assurance that we are putting in our best efforts to solve this case."
Thursday, 30th April, 2009
ISHIDA CASE: AUTOPSY REPORTS OUT
The autopsy reports of Ishida Yamato and his wife, Ishida-Takenouchi Sora, have been released to the press.
According to the report, a large amount of rat's poison was found in the body of Ishida-Takenouchi Sora. The extraordinarily large amount would have been enough to kill a child in less than an hour and a full-grown adult in three hours. Rat poison was also found in the body of Ishida Yamato, though the amount was significantly lesser. However, it is believed that the lack of treatment had let to his death.
Police are puzzling over the very different circumstances surrounding such two similar cause of deaths.
"We are investigating into the reason behind Mrs. Ishida's admittance to the hospital without Mr. Ishida," a representative said. "So far, we have received information from a taxi driver saying that he was the one who drove her to the hospital. However, he was unable to provide any more information.
We are also undergoing investigation with the Ishidas guests, all of whom have expressed their willingness to help."
Among the guest list is Yamato's younger brother, Takaishi Takeru, who made a name for himself with the publication of a popular series of children's books last year. He has remained uncontactable and is reportedly distraught over his brother's death.
Ishida Yamato's fans are similarly inconsolable, many of whom still deeply affected by their idol's death. His most loyal fan club, Yama-Yama, have set up a shrine outside their clubhouse as a form of grievance. For more details on this, turn to page 2.
She sighed and flipped a page of the newspaper. Now that the two sole members of the household were gone, and the police were now doing a thorough search of the house with every bit of investigation, she had been banned from returning there, and she doubted that she would be asked to return anytime soon. It looked like her employed days were fast getting numbered.
Her boyfriend snaked up next to her, drawing her close with a swift motion. Wrapping his arm around her waist, he glanced at the paper and shook his head. "Still reading about the case?"
"It happened right under our noses - I was the one that found him!" she said with a sigh, closing the newspaper and tossing it aside. "Did you read all those gossip rags? Everyone's speculating that I'm the murderer! I can't help but be curious about it!"
"It's not a loss; they were pretty much jerks, weren't they?"
"Everyone has their moments."
He sighed as she pulled away. "Do you have to go for questioning?"
She nodded. "Yeah. Mine's slated for tomorrow... what joy."
He gave her a quick, comforting kiss on her cheek and flashed her a smile. "The people who matter know that you're innocent, babe. Who cares about the rest? Let's go for dinner after that so you've got something to look forward that. How does your favourite pasta cafe sound?"
She grinned. "It's a deal!"