Part 16: Episode 16: After-School IntrigueTwo weeks later, and everything seemed to be fine with Mr. Nanaki. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
I was on after school cleaning duty today.
Wheres my phone?
I remember looking at Daily Portal Z during break, so I cant have left it at home.
We had chemistry lab today, right ?
Maybe I left it in there
The door is open. Good.
Sitting right on the bench I worked at.
Sorry, were you lonely? Come on, lets head home!
I turned to head out of the room, when
I bumped into
No, I !
What is he even doing here? He came out of the chemistry prep room right?
Alone, after school, in the lab What were you doing?
U-umm, I left something behind
Did you see anything?
Im asking if you saw anything.
Wh-what are you
What is he talking about? Would it be a problem if I had seen something?
Ah, yes! What is it?
Could you bring me the files from the prep room? The black ones, on the desk.
Isnt this the prep room right here?
They are somewhat heavy, for me. But I am sure you will have no problem with them.
Would you mind?
Between his question and now his request, Dr. Iwamine was acting very suspicious.
Im not sure I could get away with saying no. Ill just do as he says
I dont see anything like what he asked me for
A lock turns with an audible clunk.
Im locked in ?
D-doctor! Doctor, let me out!
The buildings going to be locked soon, and I didnt tell anyone I was coming here
Somebirdie, help me!
The doctor locked me in here!
Why did he do that?
Theres no reason to, unless--
H-he thinks I saw something I shouldnt have
This must be his way of shutting me up. Or removing the evidence Thats probably it.
Im in despair. This evil doctor who will probably be coming back with a cleaver or something has left me in despair!
Im not sure I could make it out the window
But I have to get out of here, quickly! How can I !?
Footsteps. Coming closer.
I have to hide!
B-but theres nowhere to hide in here !
Im sorry! Im sorry! Please, dont--
The music stops.
I thought I heard noises coming from over here Were you banging the door, Lourde?
Thats not good. The door isnt a punching bag!
I think I can see a halo around his head. I can practically hear angels! Im alive!
I-I didnt come in of my own accord! The doctor--
Thats right, I asked her to.
I completely forgot Id asked her to get something, and locked her in and walked off.
You locked the door as soon as I walked in here! Who are you, Clive Wearing!?
Clive Wearing is an accomplished musician who is known for having both retrograde and anterograde amnesia, meaning he can neither form new memories nor easily recall past memories. Apparently his active memory only lasts up to 30 seconds.
Is that it? Well, then
This whole thing stinks of ill-doing, Mr. Nanaki!
But the doctor said it was an accident.
That is true. I wanted to leave early, but then all this happened!
Well, then Ill head home now.
Stay safe! Well have a career plans survey tomorrow, so dont forget the printout from earlier today.
At this point I was just happy to be able to leave, so I ran all the way home. I thought I heard Mr. Nanaki and Dr. Iwamine talking as I left, but I was too occupied to pick anything up.
Lourde is a very honest, nice girl, isnt she?
Though, she is a little bit restless.
I agree completely. Anyway, I shall excuse myself now. Good bye.
That sort of thing will be the death of you, you know.
Yes. Thank you, Professor.
Thankfully, nothing else happened until finals, which gave me plenty of time to study.
Wh What !?
She beat you by two points, Shirogane. Oh well!
Sakuyas glaring daggers at me again. How nostalgic!
Anyway, my hard work paid off! Yippee!