"You want to analyze this objectively instead of bickering? How absurd, Lucia,
" Leo said sarcastically. He gave Reika and Alice each a stern glare. "Jane is right. The only way we're going to come out of this is if we stay organized and rely on empirical evidence.
" He looked at his food and his face contorted in mild disgust. It was surely delicious as Kuso was a wizard in the kitchen, but he hadn't the slightest appetite right now, given the circumstances.
He propped his elbow up on the arm of his chair and began tapping each of his fingers on his thumb, a fidget that always came up when he was deep in thought. He had his own notions of who the culprit could be, but they were mere assumptions. Reika was a bit bold, voicing her intentions to take over, practically serving her potential motive on a plate to everyone right next to the kebabs. Then again, Reika is Reika. Always one to seize an opportunity.
Vinnie didn't seem bothered much by any of it. Change routes, eat food, business as usual. Whether that was an act to push off suspicion or if he was generally unphased by all of this, who was to say? Rachel claimed to have an investment in Federica being alive, but that, too, could just be cover.
The lack of evidence was frustrating. Not knowing who the rat could be was infuriating. The finger taps became faster the more he thought on it.
"Before any of us dives for the crown, we've got to find out who made the move on the last queen. Otherwise we just risk the same thing happening again to the next in line. Does anyone have any confidence in their suspicions?