Part 24: Episode 23: Secrets Revealed
Im such an idiot! I was doing so well this semester, but then I go and turn in my recorder to Mr. Nanaki instead of my homework! How did those two things even get mixed up? Thankfully, Mr. Nanaki was understanding about it and let me turn in my homework. Dr. Iwamine was there too, and he seemed to be mad at Mr. Nanaki. I dont know what he wanted, but it seemed rude to talk like that to another teacher.
A couple weeks later and I was spending my night out on the town.
Huh? Whos the cute girl handing out fliers?
Wh-what are you doing, Ryouta!? The festivals over! Or is that Is that what you always wear!?
What kind of job is that!?
Y-youre misunderstanding! Its just a transvestite café!
Im not misunderstanding at all!
We need the money
Here, you take a flier, too!
Yknow, I was a little harsh. I shouldnt judge Ryouta for something like this; I know hes just trying to help his family, and this is the job he was able to get. I guess I was just shocked to see him outside in that outfit more than anything. I should be supportive.
Yeah, Ill take one... Sorry about the outburst. Ill make sure to ask for you.
Thank you! Ill be waiting, Goon!
See you later, Coolene!
Well, that was a little embarrassing, but at least now I know where Ryouta works! I can visit him now when Im out and about.
Ill tip you big, little lady!
Another month went by with little excitement. The bell rang, and school was over for the day.
Umm sorry, I need to go somewhere right now. Maybe later?
Okay! Is something wrong, Ryouta?
His smile is incredibly unconvincing.
But if he doesnt want me worrying about it, worrying about it wont do anybirdie any good. Maybe Ill go to the arcade
The music stops.
Huh? Whats Ryouta doing over there?
And why is he coming out of
The hospital ?
Ryouta, were you
Of course! What is it?
Sorry, Im not sure how to say this.
Take your time. Im not going anywhere.
My mother isnt doing well. She was never very healthy
She did always used to catch colds during the winter
Ahaha Yeah. Even though doves are supposed to fare better in the cold than in heat.
So shes in the hospital now.
And thats where youve been going after school
I hope she gets better soon, Ryouta!
And so he fled into the night.
Could his mother really be Im so sorry, Ryouta