Part 18: Episode 18: Confessions (Ending No. 8)I cant believe that a whole year had passed.
But theres one thing I have left to do first. One thing I need to do.
I had called Mr. Nanaki to the park to talk.
If its about your career plan, dont worry, youre still a sophomore. You dont have to decide for a few months left.
N-no, sir. I wanted to ask you something.
Oh? Please, do.
I took a deep breath. I hadnt planned out how I was going to confess, so I was especially nervous. Ive never done anything like this, and especially not to a teacher.
Sir I like you. Is that is that all right?
You do say the strangest things, Lourde.
I like you, too. Youre kind, smart, you work hard
I-I didnt mean it like that !
No longer able to love another creature? What does he mean?
You saw it, remember?
Saw what, sir?
Yes, sir. I didnt mean to
Dont worry about it. I knew you wouldnt lie.
I suppose I should tell you
Im sorry, sir, I didnt mean to come in between
I thought we could live through anything, just the two of us.
I think we meant more to each other than anybirdie else in the world
But One day I looked around, and I was alone.
Life changed, after that.
I stopped caring. About a lot of things.
But Im not sure how to say this.
As I looked at the photo every day, I realized I couldnt tell anymore.
Couldnt tell if I felt love when I saw that face, or if if I felt hatred.
I I think losing someone dear is painful for everyone
After a while, I I couldnt stand to see it anymore.
So you ?
Thats right But even as I tried to forget, some part of me didnt want to.
You see now, right? Why I dont want to love again.
By now, the love I felt has soured into resentment.
Thats too sad !
You dont agree, Lourde?
I love your kindness, sir
But when I see that kindness bringing you pain, I have to wonder if there isnt a better way
Ahaha, I wonder.
By the way Theres one more thing I should tell you.
When you saw it, it made me think about things again. I never would have shown it to anyone, so I was rather shaken.
We both knew that one of us would be gone one day, and Neither of us would have wanted the other to mourn.
So, as I looked at the photo
I thought it was better. Better to put it away. So I burned it.
Sort of as an apology for defacing it like that.
Lourde, just because Im a teacher doesnt mean you should always look up to me.
Th-that doesnt have anything to do with it !
But I understand that you dont want to forget her, sir.
I have an idea, Lourde.
I dont like to make idle promises, but
Im sure youll grow up into a wonderful person, Lourde. So lets wait until then.
Yes, sir !
Lets wait until then How long will that be? Ive still got senior year to deal with, not to mention college Will he really stay at St. Pigeonations for all that time?
No, I trust him. I trust that hell be there for me when I come back, whenever that is.