Part 21: Episode 20: Sick Day
After the excitement of the sports festival died down, we took our midterm exams. I was nervous about it, but Mr. Nanaki said I had done a good job, and that I might even be as smart as him one day! Im not so sure about that, but it really made me feel good about my decision to take extra classes with him.
Later, during our lunch break, Okosan was making a big scene about the pudding being served in the cafeteria. Thankfully, I was able to stop him with the help of Ryouta.
Even after midterms, I knew I couldnt slack off. I kept going to Mr. Nanakis math class.
Tanabata came quickly, and I was excited to make my wish. I looked at some of the other wishes on the bamboo tree to get some ideas, but I couldnt really think of anything I wanted. So I just yelled something ridiculous.
I wish to crush all opposition that rises before me and rule the world with an iron fist!
Oh, hello Is that you, Lourde?
Did he hear me? I hope he didnt think I was serious!
You should be careful out this late! It can be dangerous for a girl, you know.
I was about to head home. Would you like me to walk you to your place?
From where he had been coming from, Mr. Nanaki lived in the opposite direction that I did. I didnt want to inconvenience him.
No, thank you. I still have some errands to run.
Oh? Well, dont stay out too late!
Wasnt the Keymania IIDX public playtest starting today? Maybe Ill stop by the arcade
And so I spent the rest of the night out.
The music stops.
The next elective day was the same as the others, and I headed quickly to Mr. Nanakis class. He said something about calculus being educational candy, but I dont know how much I believe that.
A couple days after, everything seemed to be going fine, until
Barely two hours into the day and Im already hungry! Aaah, I cant bear this
Ryouta! Were in the textile room next, right? Lets walk together.
Huh? That was an awfully unenthusiastic response.
Umm You dont look too good. Are you okay, Ryouta?
Youre not fine!
Y yeah Its my stomach.
This happens all the time. Its nothing to worry about.
Ill just go to the infirmary for a bit Could you let the teacher know, please?
Can you make it there on your own?
I know he told me not to worry, but
He never showed up for third period, or fourth.
Is he still in the infirmary?
However, as I turned towards the cafeteria, I saw him.
Are you okay? You look even worse than you did earlier
I got some medicine from the doctor, but
Im not convinced that medicine is doing him any good!
I wouldnt trust anything that doctor prescribed.
Somethings wrong if you go to the infirmary feeling sick and go home feeling worse!
Wait a minute, Ryouta! Im going to go give that doctor a piece of my mind!
W-wait, Goon! Its not his fault! I just have a weak stomach
Even so, youre supposed to go to the infirmary so that you get better! If thats not happening, whats the point at all?
That has nothing to do with it!
Ill be back in a minute.
I stormed into the infirmary.
Barging in the door and shouting for the doctor is hardly accepted practice. Shall I prepare a sedative for you?
No, thank you.
I want to talk to you about Ryouta!
Ryouta ? Oh, Mr. Kawara. He left some time ago.
He rested here for two hours, and wasnt any better for it! You did something to him, didnt you!?
Well, yes, but I mean something unnecessary!
Im afraid I cant respond to complaints with no evidence.
I examined his condition, and provided him with the appropriate medicine.
Hes probably right He doesnt have anything to do with Ryoutas weak body.
I-if you did something to him !
An evil smile flickers across his face for a moment, and is gone.
He did something to Ryouta, didnt he
As much as I wanted to do something, I knew I had no evidence. I decided to just ran back to Ryouta so that I could be there to help him, just in case.