Title: Madman’s Tale - Sequel to ‘Ryo In Danger’
Characters: Ryo, Renard Henry
Setting: Vol. 2 Act 5.
Summary: Henry explains his motives.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: And another double drabble.
Like all madmen, Henry wanted the motve for his crimes to be understood, and under other circumstances, Ryo would probably have sympathised; it was a tragic tale.
Several years earlier, soon after the hotel had opened, Henry and his young daughter, his only child, had been living there on the top floor. She’d been his world, all he had left after losing his wife, until one awful day he’d found her in the garden, brutally murdered and mutilated. At the time of her murder, three part-Japanese men had been staying at the hotel and the police had soon discovered it was they who were responsible for the brutal crime.
The loss of his child had obviously tipped Henry over the edge into insanity, because now he killed every Japanese or part-Japanese visitor to the area. Man or woman, it made no difference to him, he simply wanted to have his revenge on the people who’d taken his daughter’s life.
Still, it’s difficult to feel much sympathy when someone’s determined to kill you, and Henry was out of his mind if he thought Ryo was just going to stand there and let himself be executed for someone else’s crime. As if!
TBC in ‘Fighting Back’