Part 48: Episode 44: Future Plans
Today may have been a little mundane, but theres some exciting stuff happening now that class is over!
It doesnt seem like a particularly dirty room, but for some reason they always run out really quickly.
Yuuya went ahead, and I cant keep him waiting. Blast off at the speed of light! To the maintenance office and beyond!
The music stops.
Yuuyas talking with the janitor, Mr. One.
I hadnt expected Mr. One, the quiet, foppish bird with a cult following to get along with the infamous studmuffin Sakazaki Yuuya!
but I dont think well find any evidence.
Salutations, mon amie!
I was waiting for you. Here, Ill take the heavy stuff, you take the broom.
That is that, then.
Mr. One retreats into his lair with an unsociable expression.
Mr. One seems like kind of a loner. I wonder if its part of the job description.
Hes a nice fellow, once you get to know him. I think his taciturn nature does him great injustice, personally.
Youre friends with him?
He starts carrying the supplies down the hall, ending the conversation.
Somehow I feel like he doesnt want to talk about it. Hmm
Well, no use dwelling on it. Theres plenty of work to do!
Today, our teacher discussed our academic future and encouraged us to figure what we wanted to do after high school.
I wonder if Yuuyas already decided on his?
I mean, hes already a senior so Im sure he has some idea of what he wants to do.
Maybe Ill go ask him for advice.
I went to check Yuuyas class to see if he was there, but as I got there
Student B: Yeah, he was here this morning. Dunno where he went.
D-doesnt he attend class?
Student B: Hes never been particularly serious, no. He isnt even here half the time I dont think hes planning to go on to university, is he?
I never realized!
Hmm If hes still here, hes probably at the infirmary or the shop.
Ill go to the shop first. We didnt have infirmary duty today, and my hunter-gatherer instincts are telling me hes there.
Thankfully, as I opened the door to the shop, I saw
That was easier than I expected. Hes acting kind of weird, though He isnt shoplifting, is he?
Are you busy right now? I wanted to talk to you
Uh, sure Here.
He takes my hand and runs from the store.
What are you doing? Whyd you drag me into this empty hallway?
Whyd you come and talk to me, mon amie? Were you drawn to my sexy aura?
No, I just wanted to talk to you about careers plans and stuff
What do you mean?
Well, you might get
Shot, knifed, dismembered, drowned, buried alive That sort of thing.
I-I dont know what youre talking about, Yuuya.
Dont think too hard! I mean exactly what I said.
His tone of voice is as carefree as ever, but his eyes are dead serious. I dont think hes joking
Kind of hard to swallow, isnt it? How about this--Ill tell you something neat, as a parting gift.
You know the rumors that missing students end up as meat in the cafeteria, and quill pens in the shop?
Why do you think Im so forward, mon amie? And why do you think I work in the infirmary?
But he was gone before I could raise my protest.