Part 60: Episode 54: Dragging Our Reluctant Friend Along
I felt like all that time in the student council room had gotten me too stuffed up, so I decided to take a jog through town, where I met this biker girl. She seemed innocent enough, and even gave me a ride home after I got lost on my run!
While it probably wouldve been good to use my time wisely and get a job, I decided to just let the vacation last. Ive had enough work to deal with between school and Sakuya anyways.
Before I knew it, the summer festival arrived, and I was excited to have some fun after laying around all summer. While it seems a little odd, I think theres something more to Sakuya than Id first thought. He isnt completely awful when it comes down to it, and hes almost become friendly? Hes certainly not as rude as he was before.
Aw, what the hell, Ill invite him along. I made a call to him, and while he sounded irritated, he agreed to come along for a student council bonding exercise.
Sakuya! Over here!
Oh, right! You just moved here, so you wouldnt have known.
Todays the festival! Lets go together!
Festival? Whats that?
Youll understand when you see it. Come on!
Shops! Food! Good fun all around!
People cant possibly be eating food prepared like this! Its Its unsanitary! Its madness!
Dont worry! There havent been any reports of food poisoning for two years!
So there were reports three years ago!?
Guiding the panic-stricken Sakuya around the festival is a little troublesome, but hilarious nonetheless.
And so the night wears on
Huh? When did you buy that candy apple, Sakuya?
I cant believe how cool he tries to act in front of everyone. He really should just relax and have fun once in a while.
Anyways, he did seem to enjoy himself more as we walked around the festival. Its progress!
The music stops.
Summer rushed by in a blur, and before I knew it, I was late to my first day back to school. I barely had the time to get ready, I left my homework at home, I was probably totally unprepared for the first council meeting of the year, but it turned out I was a day early anyways.
Mr. Nanaki was there, and asked me if I could help him with studying. I was so tired by that point, and with my adrenaline rapidly dropping, there was no way I was going to be any help to him. So I decided to go back home instead.
Going back to school wasnt too bad after yesterday, since I made sure I was fully prepared this time. I did manage to find a lost student ID though, and turned it in to Mr. Nanaki, so I got to help out around the school a little! Its my duty as a student council member, after all!
Todays music class was a little nerve-racking, since I lost my recorder, but I had a backup flute with me, so I was able to at least get some practicing done.
Well start looking at some new formulas next time, so try to read ahead, okay?
Classes were over for the day, and Mr. Nanaki left the classroom.
Hmph. The lassitude of Japans educational system never ceases to amaze me.
You dont like Mr. Nanakis classes, Sakuya?
What do you think? And Im not just talking about the math.
Hey, at least Mr. Nanaki wont chew you out for snoozing in class, right?
I dont think thats the issue you here, Ryouta
Look at Okosan! He conked out as soon as we took attendance.
Coo (Zzz )
Exactly! These pathetic teaching practices destroy the students motivation and interest. No wonder nobirdie takes school seriously.
But isnt Mr. Nanaki a big name in science? I mean, Im not really that well informed, but
I dont think its very nice to go around piddling on him, Sakuya.
His fame is merely on the national level, anyway.
The only world-renowned professor here would be Dr. Iwamine.
Eh!? The doctor is that well-known!?
I never heard about that.
Coooooo ! (It is Okosans pudding ! Zzz )
I am surrounded by ignoramuses and fools !
Anyway, Nanaki does not even come close.
I never knew the doctor was that famous
But then, whys he working as the doctor for a high school? Even if it is a prestigious one.
Sakuya had already left by then, so I didn't get the chance to ask him about that. Maybe next time.
A couple weeks later and the campus was filled with the sounds of pattering pigeons.
I dont have anything to do, so I guess Ill go look around.
Isnt 2-4 doing a haunted house? Im well known for my reckless nature, so maybe Ill go and scream a little bit.
I think Sakuyas free today, too, isnt he?
Why not? He agreed to go with me to the festival, so he must be warming up to me. Plus, who doesnt love a haunted house?
Do you need something?
Youre free today, right? Want to go look at 2-4s haunted house?
Haunted house? A waste of time. Nothing but a foolish charade of commoners, by commoners, and for commoners.
How do you know if you dont go? And besides, isnt keeping an eye on the masses part of a noblebirds job?
What is this madness?
A haunted mansion!
What on earth is that? Will we be attacked by hostile ninjas?
Nooo! That would be a ninja mansion.
But my nurse told me that any mansion is bound to have ninjas lying in wait inside.
Its like a tiny theme park! With a ghost theme! Hence haunted!
How foolish. No doubt it has nothing but tricks to scare mere children. We shall enter.
Oh! Hey, wait!
The music stops.
I-I cant see! Why is it dark in here!?
Oh, right You cant see in the dark, can you?
Aaaaagh! I-I stepped on something nasty!
N-no! Stop! Unhand me! Aaaagh! AAAAIIIEEEEEEEEE!
Sakuya, calm down! Noooo! Youre not supposed to kick the poor ghosts!
Let me gooooooooooo!
Ive never seen him this worked up before.
Anyway, Im glad he enjoyed it I think?