Part 31: Episode 29: Suspicious Behavior
The return to school was mostly uneventful. I found a student ID card in the hall, though, and I didnt recognize the name. I didnt know quite what to do with it, so I thought Id bring it to Dr. Iwamine. He knows all the students here, right? Surely he can help find its owner.
What is it this time?
Umm I found someones student ID, and I thought maybe youd know what to do with it.
Isnt that something for the staffroom? Why bring it all the way here?
It was closer! And theyve started printing out tests in there already, so Im not sure I can go in
There is no need for excuses, young lady. Leave it there and get out, please.
Wait, Miss Lourde.
Where did you find this?
Umm It was on the staircase between the first and second floors. On the south side.
Asking questions ?
Nothing you need to worry about. Please, do be careful on your way home.
What was that all about? He certainly is as strange as ever.
The music stops.
The first elective day back, and I took Mr. Nanakis math class. I needed to make sure I hadnt forgotten everything over break!
A couple weeks later and the school was bustling with birdies.
I dont have anything to do, so I guess Ill go look around.
A whole bunch of clubs have food stalls outside
They looked good when I was coming in, so maybe Ill go get something for lunch!
A familiar silhouette floats by on the other side of the crowded schoolyard.
Dr. Iwamine ?
I thought hed be cooped up in the infirmary doing something boring today!
Maybe I should ask him to eat lunch with me?
Since hes out anyway, maybe hell eat with me and Ill be able to learn a little more about him!
I have to catch up to him first!
The music stops.
Aah Did I lose him?
Where did he go? There arent even any stands set up here, and theres nothing in the pamphlet about anything outside the main area
The only thing back here is-
The incinerator ?
Who goes there!?
I was following him up until a minute ago, but now hes behind me!?
No, I wasnt
I was just wondering what you were doing!
Is it a crime to walk about ones own school?
But theres nothing back here
Theres the incinerator.
I was placed in charge of the science clubs activities today.
My hunter-gatherer instincts are telling me to change the subject.
O-oh, right! Sir, would you like to walk around together? I heard the haunted house is-
At least let me finish inviting you before you refuse!
As I said, I am supervising the science club. So I do not have time for fraternization.
And so I returned to the café, scared off by his obstinance and my own survival instinct.
I thought I could hear him muttering something, but it was drowned out by the noise of the festival as I walked into the crowd of birds.