For decades, He built his machine, hand-milling each rod and cog… It would be his crowning achievement. The end was at hand.
Over the years, bats had taken residence inside the deeper parts of the machine.
Finally, he started the machine, which promptly blew up.
It’s raining bats and cogs!
When he asked for a re-count, they thought he was just delaying the inevitable.
They were going to make him the Leader, for the next four years.
And then they’d put him in jail for another four.
He was honest, but statistics were against him.
They were just being proactive.
The prints were confirmed authentic. Everyone handled the gun at one point or another.
Ballistics confirmed that that gun had shot them all. However, the gun itself had never been fired.
It was also proven that the drawer hadn’t been opened for fifty years.
The victims were all under fifty.