And yet he was about to kill her.
Well isn't that another
interesting turn of events. Oh yes, James Moriarty was such
a worthy opponent. So very clever in his subterfuge and deception, and all the while proclaiming the innocence of his name
with the fervor of a true pedant. In the end, however, I think the true hero of this story is Elina - it was clear that by tying the vote, Remiel would have voted out JM - he had no other choice. And that would have been a fatal error, I thought, for then the Capulet in hiding would have been free to murder another innocent in the night, and with so few remaining in the morning, would be in the clear to win the game.
I thought for sure
that by sacrificing JM and showing him to be an innocent
, as he held himself out to be, that would finally
sway enough minds to reveal the true enemy in our midst. In my error, I turned out to be correct.
Of course, in the end, all is as it should be. House Montague stands weaker, but it still stands, and all the villains have been revealed. And further - I do owe JM one small debt of gratitude for 'showing me the ropes' of how such a game is played.
And it is with that rope I shall gleefully end the Capulet's reign of terror.