Part 15: Episode 15: A Picture ObscuredEven though I started out well, it only took me a month into school to make my first big mistake.
I handed in my recorder instead of my math homework!
What do I do? Is Mr. Nanaki still in the staff room ?
Mr. Nanaki and Dr. Iwamine. I hadnt expected to see them together.
And you see nothing peculiar about these numbers?
Nothing at all.
There is a statistical deviation visible in the data on students from the past few years. I had hoped to get some insight from you, but
It would seem I have overestimated you.
Really? Sorry I couldnt help, then.
I wasnt sure what was going on between the two of them, but the air seemed tense. I couldnt let Mr. Nanaki just get attacked like that!
Thats not very nice, doctor!
What do you want?
Hello, Lourde. What is it?
Umm, sir. I gave you my recorder earlier instead of my homework!
So you did. Here you go.
Heres the workbook! Thank you, sir! Sorry, sir!
School seemed to just keep flying by, and before I knew it another month had passed.
I think Ill go home and spend some fulfilling TIME before going to bed!
You know where Mr. Nanaki lives, right?
Yes, but Why do you ask?
Hes already left, but You know how slowly he moves. If you hurry, you could catch up to him before he gets home!
I could take it to him, but I need to run some errands for my mother before I go home, so I was wondering if maybe you could ?
Sure! Im not doing anything.
Mr. Nanakis phone Now that I think about it, I dont know anything about his personal life. Is he always as spacey as he is at school ?
He probably spends 97% of his time at home asleep.
A piece of paper fell out of his phone case.
Whats this ?
The music stops.
Its a photo.
A photo of a bird, but I cant see the face at all. Someones scribbled all over it.
Did Mr. Nanaki do this? It doesnt seem like him at all.
Ill just put it back in the case. Maybe I should pretend I didnt see it ?
Either way, I had to catch up to Mr. Nanaki quickly.
Thankfully, I caught him while he was still walking through the park.
Oh, hello, Lourde. Where are you going? You look like youre in a hurry.
Sir, you forgot your cellphone!
So I did! Thank you for coming after me with it, Lourde. That was very nice of you.
No problem at all, sir! Umm
Hmm? Was there something else?
I cant help it. I know I shouldnt have seen it, but I did, and now I want to know why its there, what it means.
Sir, I Im sorry. I didnt mean to look inside, but something fell out.
Umm, the picture. I
Aaah, yes, that.
But Im curious!
It was almost completely marked out.
Because I marked it out.
He he did!? I never would have believed it from someone else, but since its him saying so
And so he left, with a farewell as carefree as if wed just been talking about the weather.
He has a side Ive never seen, doesnt he ?