"We each owe a death, there are no exceptions, but, oh God, sometimes the Green Mile is so long." – Paul Edgecombe; Stephen King's novel The Green Mile.

He's gone. It was bound to happen sooner or later, of course, but I, along with everyone else, had the false hope it'd be later rather than sooner.

But, of course, with his biggest scientific breakthrough to be released so soon, a breakthrough someone wanted to steal and capitalize on, Niko Jovic has been murdered.

I'd just talked to him minutes before, and I hope that isn't enough "evidence" to prove my guilt.

There is no way I'd ever kill my best friend. There's no way I'd want to lose that…