I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up with Scarlet, so I spent most of the night editing and finishing it. Hope you enjoy!
Edit: I forgot to add a few things when I posted the rewritten story, particularly when it comes to Detective O'Brien/Oishi.
When I first started writing, I had forgotten Oishi's name. I only remembered it as beginning with an "O" so I named him O'Brien, keeping the first vowel and "Americanizing" his name. I actually didn't like that. I had also "transformed" him into the first canine I could think of. Both of these have been changed. Finally, I had him chewing Nicotine gum, since Oishi was a smoker in the anime.
In Higurashi, Oishi was fat, smoked, and a really nasty detective when you were in his crosshairs as a suspect. So when I rewrote and finished the story, I made him a bulldog. I actually think the character would have no problems smoking around kids--he doesn't in Higurashi. So, I ditched the more PC nicotine gum and gave him cigarettes.
Deleted. See story (Scarlet) on third page.
This post has been edited by Carcharocles: 03 August 2011 - 06:45 AM