Watari gives Rieko's diary over to Anna. She reads it and finds some distrubing confesses inside. Along with that, she makes a startling discovery that could rock everything.
The crew met up in the library. Watari looked at the couple.
“Found Miyuzaki?” he asked.
“No,” Anna grumbled. The scientist looked puzzled.
“What’s with her?” he asked Tsuzuki.
“Don’t ask,” the older Shinigami whispered.
“Ah,” Watari said with a nod.
“What about you?” Tsuzuki asked. His friend grinned at him. He drew out a bright red and black notebook. The couple looked on at the object.
“What is that?” Tsuzuki asked.
“Rieko’s diary!” Watari bragged. Anna’s face looked puzzled.
“But how?” she asked.
“We went through Rieko’s dorm,” Hisoka replied.
“Her things are still in her dorm?” Tsuzuki asked.
“Her parents haven’t come for them yet,” Watari replied. “It’s all boxed up.”
“Anything else?” Tsuzuki asked. Watari grinned.
“We have more information on Shichiro,” he replied. Tsuzuki and Anna looked on with big eyes. Watari felt the need to go on.
“Which one do you want first, the diary or Shichiro’s information?” he asked.
“Diary!” Anna spoke up. The boys looked at her. Anna shrugged a bit.
“Why not?” she asked. “We might find out more about Rieko.” Her tone sounded disappointed. Watari handed the diary to her. Anna took it and headed further into the library.
She came into the study area and sat down at one of the tables. The woman looked at the cover. No scent, not really. Anna looked at the diary for one more moment. “/I’m about to read the secrets of the dead,/” she thought. The woman opened the journal and began reading.
I saw Masayuki-kun again. He looks like an angel. I want to get closer to him, but I am afraid. Everything I tough turns to poison. I don’t want that to happen to such a beautiful boy. He deserves much more than me anyway.
My mother seems to have given up on me. She doesn’t care about me anymore. I’m just a burden to her now. She even sees right through me now. Koichi, on the other hand, smothers me. He’s on a mission to save my soul. I am a lost cause. Koichi doesn’t understand that. He just won’t leave me alone. Masayuki is the only one who understands me. But, I’ll end up poisoning him.
I can’t take this anymore! Nobody cares about me. I might as well be dead.
I hate my family.
Anna flipped through angst-filled pages. They sounded the same at first. Then came Rieko’s many sexual conquests. These read like a trashy magazine. No, worse than that. Anna wanted to turn away, but she had to keep reading.
“/I never knew that she could be so graphic,/” the woman thought. But then, one sexual encounter stood out from the ones in ’03 to early ’05.
I have done something bad. Last night, I took Masayuki-kun’s virginity. I wish I couldn’t say that I didn’t know how it happened, but I do. He must have felt sorry for me and slept with me. I feel so guilty now. I know what’s coming next. He’s probably going to want a relationship with me. I can’t do that. He is my step-brother. And plus he is still pure. A relationship between us will ruin him further. I can’t even look him in the eye anymore.
Anna sat back in the chair. There it was. “/Rieko really did love Masayuki/,” she thought. That explained why she kept closing him out. Sounded like Anna herself years ago. Sort of.
The woman kept reading the diary. The pages began to take a darker tone. Rieko sang praises about coke, pills, booze, pot, sex, and other drugs. Plus came elaborate plans for suicide. Anna trembled at one point. Then came a bigger shock.
I have found a new man. He is a psychiatrist at Kyoto Psychology Center. I met him at a campus party. I was so drunk that he offered me a ride home. One thing led to another and we ended up making out in his car. We went into his house and he nailed me in bed. I felt like we connected last night. I think I’m truly in love.
Anna read on in fascination and appall about this affair that spanned from New Year’s End ’08 until Rieko’s death. It just got worse and worse. Rieko never said the doctor’s name. Anna sat back with a pale face.
“/Did Dr. Yamashita…/” she thought. The woman shook her head.
“/No!/” she told herself. “/He’s not like that!/” But then Anna remembered that Dr. Yamashita had something to tell her tomorrow. Her stomach turned as she thought about what it could be.
“/Please don’t let it be the affair! Please don’t let it be the affair! Please don’t let it the affair!/” she thought over and over. Only one way to see for tomorrow.
“/My stomach hurts,/” Anna thought with shaking hands.