Could it be that you were accomplices?
You also received money from Maehata, right?
Because it's odd, isn't it, the children that were sold to Maehata, numbering 16 in totalâ€Ś
Were all from this facility.
Can you please tell me what you know about Maehata Shinnosuke?
Please tell us the truth.
Yes… It seems so.
Hey, Keikosensei, the director has guests?
Those people said they were newspaper reporters.
More importantly, let’s do the laundry, the laundry.
What do they want with the director?
I'll tell you so… Please wait a moment.
Even though I thought he was a good person.
Didnâ€™t you receive moneyâ€Ś?
To think that guy was doing such terrible things to the children he took from me.
With 16 people having their foster children taken away, wouldn't you think it strange?
I really didn't know anything.
…I heard that the | children were also happy so...
But… This is my fault. I was in the wrong for not noticing the true character of that man.
Even though I was only thinking about the happiness of the children…
I regret it…
Furthermore, I only received small donations.
…She sure did it, that racoon lady… Ah? Did you say something, Joe?
No, it's nothing…
But, Joe… The charge levelled against him… It's violation of the Child Welfare Act, right?
Hey, Joe, is this okay… The mass media are on the move and there's more and more talk.
For both Megu and I, throwing that guy into prison… That's all we're thinking about.
Is Meguchan okay?
I… Don't really get it but, can he be put in jail for that?
Yeah, I know.
He won't be sent to prison just for this…
Even if he's found guilty, it's also possible that he'll get a suspended sentence…
2 WEEKS LATER—-
That's not true, Baremoto…
I… While I said I'd save Megu-chan… In the end, I just made it painful for her…
Exactly. Plus, safely protecting the other 15 people…
Even Jane here, was saved because you investigated that guy.
Is thanks to you, Baremoto.
It’s... About time to start, huh…
Has entered the courtroom.
The accused, Maehata Shinnosukeâ€¦
! That bastard Maehataâ€Ś
Bastard, go and die.
He just looks evil.
TOKYO DISTRICT COURTâ€”
This was Joe and Megu's gamble. They know that they cannot drop Maehata into hell by this trial alone. The laws of Japan are strict on the weak, and lenient on those who are strong and shameless. However, Megu sat in the visitor's gallery with determination. Megu's eyes were deep, clear and beautiful, like a lake in the forest.
MURMUR Be seated.
WILL NOW COMMENCE.
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