Part 68: Episode 61: Always Kept at Wing's Length
Going back to school was no big deal, since I was actually prepared today. Everything seemed fine to start, though I found a student ID lying in the middle of one of the hallways, and Mr. Nanaki says it belongs to a missing student. Maybe he dropped out and dropped his card on the way ? I dunno, but it does seem weird.
The first math class came quickly, and I felt lost in all the new material. It seems Sakuya already knows this stuff, though, so he must be a really incredible student.
As happy as I was to be back in school, I was not happy that it coincided with molting season. One day it got so bad that we had to use most of homeroom just to clean our room!
But everything was fine a couple weeks later, because the campus was full of feathered friends.
I dont have anything to do, so I guess Ill go look around.
Hmm, I wonder if Nagekis in the library today? Probably.
I think Ill go buy something and hang out with him.
The music stops.
Close it, please.
I knew youd be here!
The door. Its loud outside.
Youre staying in here even today? Its almost like this is where you live!
Of course not! Youre kind of like a friendly ghost, or something. Its reassuring to know youre here.
Anyway, I brought you something! Youre planning to stay here all day, right?
What did cookies?
Yup! The birdwatching club was selling bird-shaped cookies. Arent they cute? Have some!
Hearing him thank me makes me very happy, even if it was in a whisper. He even looks a little happier than usual!
Theres lots of other stuff, too! The third-years are doing a play, and one class put together a god-tier haunted house
I was thinking of looking around a little more Nageki, want to come with me?
Oh, no! He looks angry
Well all right. Sorry, I didnt mean to try to drag you out of here.
I think he might actually live in here.
Now that I think about it, Ive never seen him anywhere else. Maybe he comes straight here as soon as he gets to school ?
Well, it doesnt really matter. I still ended up having a good time talking to Nageki during the festival.
Of course, all good things must come to an end, and so after the festival I found myself in a panic.
Ill have to study at Huh? Wheres my history textbook? Its not on my desk
Oh! I was reading it in the library during lunch, so maybe its still there. Ill go look.
I ran down the hallway, and ran into Mr. Nanaki.
Welcome back, Lourde. Where are you going?
I think I left something in the library! Do you know if the doors still open?
Ill go there first, then! Thank you, sir!
Thankfully, someone was still there to give me the keys to the library. I entered cautiously.
Here it is! Yaaay!
Somebirdies written on the page I left open. The congress dances, but does not progress.
Well, thats funny, but dont write on peoples books!
Dont leave books lying around with their pages to the four winds.
I hadnt thought youd still be here
The door was locked! Dont tell me they locked you in!?
That would be terrible!
It was? I hadnt realized.
Well, if it was an accident, then its all right maybe?
Geez, youre supposed to make sure theres nobirdie left inside before you lock the door!
Anyway, I need to lock the door again.
Well, theres no reason for us not to go home together, since both of us have to leave now anyways.
Hey, Nageki Lets go home together.
No, thank you.
H-he didnt even pause to think about it!
Where do you live? Ill walk you.
Im fine, really. Dont worry about me.
You always get mad when I suggest you go outside
dont jump to If I could, Id
Hes already reading again.
I think Im annoying him
Well if he says so, Ill let him take care of whatever he needs to and head out now. I wish he'd be a little more open though. I worry about him