Fay and Lauren sat on one couch in our living room. The police from the other night sat on the other. Hades had taken the computer chair from his room, while I paced in front of them.
“First, I would like to point out that I refuse to talk to Mackenzie’s parents about this,” I looked at the police. “That’s your job. Second, there is no easy way to share the results of my investigation. While searching her computer I discovered a letter detailing her depression and hopelessness.” I spoke slowly, then paused for a moment. “Mackenzie committed suicide.” Lauren’s hands flew to her mouth as she gasped. Fay took a few shaky breaths as tears spilled out of her eyes. Hades’ eyes were glued to the floor and his posture was stiff which would be interpreted as grief instead of guilt.. The police looked at each other, then at us. After a tense moment, the police stood and beckoned me into the hall.
“Thank you for your help in solving this case.” one of them said before turning to go.
“Wait,” I called after them. “Don’t you want the evidence, her computer and phone?” They turned and walked back to me before taking the devices from my outstretched hands.
As I headed back inside, Hades glanced at me and flashed me a small smile. I smiled back, proud of the fact that I had just solved my first murder mystery. I guess Hades was right. I am a little twisted.