Part 37: Episode 34: Encounters of a Bananaman
Pathetic, Lourde. As expected of a mere mammal.
Arent you uncomfortable, too? I thought doves fared badly in the heat.
Letting your weakness show in front of others is the mark of the vulgar class.
Hmm Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book.
The sound of glass breaking is heard.
Who is this?
I think hes named Anghel. Hes the class eccentric next door.
Hmph, another peasant. None of you even have the right to be in this school. Go back to the Philippines and bang some coconuts together, why dont you.
Luzon Bleeding-Hearts are from the Philippines?
That would be why theyre call Luzon Bleeding-Hearts. The Philippines have bananas, right? Now I want to call him Bananaman.
Incidentally, Sakuya is about as unhinged as Anghel, so maybe they should be friends.
I have no business with you, Hallowed Magician of White.
Can you not remember who I am?
Wait, he couldnt possibly be I mean, his name sorta matches, but
Was my Tanabata wish taken seriously? Is he
Could you be a fallen angel escaped from the Demonic Prison of Judecca!?
Have you awoken at last, Apostle Edel Blau!?
We have but little time left. You must decide! Will you cross swords with me on the promised ground, or--
He flies away down the corridor, in spite of my protests. What a busy bird.
I had been worrying about Anghel after he crashed into our room, and trying to figure out what was going on with him, and I forgot to study! Maybe I did okay ?
You didnt do too badly I think
Even so, he didnt have to be so blunt about it.
Try harder next time, okay?
I disappointed Mr. Nanaki Ill have to study more from now on.
But, the sting of messing up my final was quickly dulled by the joy of the semesters end.
Sometimes it seemed long and sometimes it seemed short, but either way, its summer now!
Ill go return the books I have out from the library.
As I exited class, I heard a nearby window break.
Is it bad that Im already getting used to this?
He appears like the Christmas Star, descending from the heavens.
A gate to the other world? You mean--
He stares intently towards the end of the hallway.
A mere disguise, Edel Blau. I sense a powerful, Evil Magic inside--no doubt the Tree of Blight, Rufa, has taken root within.
Left alone, it will soon swallow the entire school. We must stop it now !
I wonder how Dr. Iwamine would react to an eccentric Filipino breaking down his door.
Well, I certainly dont need him getting in trouble, especially since hell probably drag me in to it. Ill play along with him a little, though.
The time is not yet come, Crimson Angel of Judecca!
Is that true, Edel Blau?
Thats probably a good idea. The doctor doesnt take kindly to roughhousing, I think.
Anghel leaves, satisfied.
The music stops.
I didnt want to lose all the progress I had made from going to gym class, so I decided to take a jog. While I was out, I met a girl named Azami, who was a little confrontational, but seemed nice enough.
With all of my free time, I thought about getting a job in town, but I thought itd be better to leave time for me to exercise and take things at my own pace. Im too young to worry about serious responsibilities!
Before I knew it, a whole two weeks had passed, and the summer festival was already here.
As I was thinking of whom to take with me, I thought about Anghel. If nothing else, he wouldnt refuse to go with me; he seems pretty interested in me. Plus, he seems like hed be a fun date, if nothing else.
Yeah, I think Ill invite him.
This is the right time, isnt it? Is my phones clock off ?
Hmm Maybe I should go ahead by myself ?
Was he that sound I was hearing? Why was he whispering before? Now that hes spoken up, though
I can hear him, but where is he!?
Anghel? Is that you?
I am here, Edel Blau!
Aaah! You scared me!
He frantically glances about.
A lower demon of Baal. I can still feel its presence! It lurks nearby, Edel Blau.
Fighting evil again, Anghel?
You have but just awakened. It is too soon to bring you into battle. Take this.
He hands me
This will protect you from the forces of witchcraft. But we should leave this place nonetheless.
Youre right. Come on, lets go to the festival!
The charm Anghel gives Goon here is for easy childbirth.
Maybe hes not used to crowds?
Is this your first time coming to a summer festival, Anghel?
I was born beneath the star of solitude. I am not allowed these pleasures.
Dont tell me you dont have any friends !?
Hes staring agitatedly at stand selling cheap toys and trinkets.
Umm that looks like a normal booth to me
When the Chaotic Wings of the Reaper appear on this Earth, The Echoes of The End shall be heard across the land Edel Blau, you must undergo training.
It is easy to lose track of your exercise regime during vacation.
And so Anghel and I enjoyed the festival in our own special way.
The music stops.
A couple of weeks later, and I was already late for school. After waking up in a panic, I rushed to school, which made me forget my homework, and when I got to the campus Mr. Nanaki told me that I was early by an entire day. Ugh.
He asked if I could help him grade some exams, but at that point I was so embarrassed that I thought it would be better to just go back home and sleep it off.