Part 74: Episode 66: TrappedWhat is this !?
A wall. A huge, grey
Its dark, almost like the sun has already gone down.
A dome, rather We appear to be shut in from above, as well.
What When did they do this, and how !?
I dont think any of us was in full command of his facilities as we came this way. We cant be certain that it wasnt already there.
It does seem most likely that it was put in place while we all were in the gymnasium listening to the headmaster, though.
He did say there was a natural disaster Maybe this is some sort of shield?
Maybe they didnt give the headmaster the details, to avoid causing a panic ?
If that were the case, they would be robbing us of our right to know why our very lives are in danger.
Is this really a shelter ? Is there really a natural disaster?
Either way, we dont know if theres a connection between what happened to Goon and all this. Lets go to the classroom and then tell Mr. Nanaki about the dome thing.
And with that, we left for our classroom.
Is everybirdie else planning to stay in the gym ?
Japan is a country full of fools who have grown lazy through too much peace. I doubt anyone else has dared to take it upon themselves to investigate this matter.
Sakuya suddenly stopped walking and turned to me.
I cant Sakuya, Im sorry, could you ?
Hmph. No matter.
What is this madness?
Th-that cant be right! We left it right here! Its not like it got up and moved on its own, is it?
Someone came and removed it while everyone was at the gym? This is life, not some third-rate mystery novel!
I turned around quickly, recognizing the intruders voice.
Do not throw my name about like some cheap toy, mongrel.
How cruel! Well, I cant blame you for being tense, given the circumstances.
I think hed act like that regardless of the circumstances, Yuuya.
I am sorry, about her. It pains me to think about what happened.
His expression clouds.
Its strange, Ive never seen him with any expression other than carefree cheerfulness before.
Youd known her for a long time, right?
Yes. Do you know something about all this, Yuuya?
Well Most of this business is still a mystery to me, but I can at least answer the question we face right now.
The whereabouts of the corpse, you mean?
Yeah, that. As you said, this isnt some third-rate mystery novel.
Corpses dont disappear, and we wont be having a famous detective show up and find the culprit for us.
The chemistry lab?
For one, well we couldnt just leave her scattered throughout the school, if only for the mental health of the students.
Secondly, for the autopsy.
I imagine youre wondering if there isnt a connection between the two.
We are, but we havent found anything.
What do you know?
I told you, this is all a mystery to me, too.
I assume that we will have an easier time investigating the murder as long as were sealed in like this, though.
The doctor? Why him!?
You dont trust him?
Of course not! I-I dont want to think about what he might do to her !
He might even have
Hrrm. You suspect the doctor?
Y-yes! Everybirdie knows hes a nutcase! He probably killed her for some crazy experiment
He is an expert in the field. Who else here could perform the autopsy?
I know where youre coming from, Ryouta. Hes not exactly the most ethically-minded bird around.
All right. Well go later.
So Goon has been gathered in the chemistry lab, and the doctor and Mr. Nanaki are examining her now.
Mr. Nanaki might not be the best witness, but hes better than no one, right ?
We know where the corpse went, then. But why are you here?
Me? Im investigating. Under my own orders, of course.
Playing detective, mongrel?
That and I have to make sure we didnt miss any pieces.
Anyway, what are you going to do now?
I am inclined to agree. The headmasters refusal to explain our situation makes me doubt his story in its entirety.
Indeed. So, Ryouta
I know how you feel. You want to find the one who did this to Goon as soon as possible, right?
Gone for a moment, and suddenly she was turned into this.
Who did that to her? Ill find them, and Ill--
Im going to find the culprit, and Ill Ill
Ive never felt this emotion before, but now I feel nothing else.
When I find that bird, Ill
My thoughts exactly. Unfortunately, this school is a mess, and we wont find anything by chasing after her shadow.
Thats about all I have to say.
Hmph. We didnt need your advice from the start. Youre nothing but talk anyway, mongrel.
Thanks, Yuuya. Well do our best to help.
Yuuya made to leave the room, but turned around in the doorway.
Oh, one other thing!
You mean that antisocial cockatiel dandy everybirdie hates?
Yup, him. Dont worry, hes a good guy.
Hell be able to help you, and you might find something useful in there.
Well, thats it for the talky mongrel. Adieu!
He saunters off towards the staircase.
What a dreadfully obnoxious man. I thought hed never shut up.
He gave us some good advice, right? We should be grateful.
Anyway, I dont think well find anything else here.
Indeed. Hmm Where should we head next ?
Lets go to the office first. Maybe this One guy will be able to help us.