Part 76: Episode 68: The Wall
Hmm Lets go get a closer look at it. We cant see much from over here.
Sakuya ran his wing along the wall.
Iron, maybe ? Its quite firm, at any rate.
Maybe it is some sort of shelter
Hmm, my phones out of range. Maybe this wall is blocking the signal ?
That seems likely.
Sakuya gave a couple firm hits against the wall, creating an echoing sound.
It sounds thick, and dense. Trying to break a hole in it will not be practical.
Maybe theres an emergency exit or something?
We should check. We still dont know whether or not we are completely sealed in, after all.
Right. Lets walk around the perimeter.
We slowly walked the perimeter, keeping an eye out for anything resembling an exit.
Doesnt look like there are any doors or anything
Id think an emergency shelter would have some sort of airflow built in, yeah
If not, then were in deep trouble.
What are you looking at?
Up there. Is that some sort of hatchway?
He points upwards.
That does look like it might lead outside. Lets go look.
I dont see any sort of latch. Can we open it by hand?
Hmm Yeah, maybe theres a switch or something somewhere.
It does not seem like we can do anything here now. Let us remember its location and return later.
I dont like to think about it, but If there really is such a terrible disaster out there that this is the only option, maybe it would be better to leave it shut, anyway.
Indeed. Let us move on.
We still dont know whats going on outside
Ive got enough on my mind just thinking about Goon, but Im worried about my family outside, too.
I hope my mothers okay
I could no longer avoid it, as much as I wanted to. We walked across campus to our final destination. Slowly and cautiously, I entered the chemistry lab with Sakuya.
Its always been one of the gloomier parts of the school, but today the lab is downright depressing.
Sir, thank you for being with Goon now.
Of course. Sakazaki came and asked me to come right after you two left the gym.
He must have gone past us. How unfortunate
The doctor is lining the pieces of Goon up on one of the lab benches.
Im not glowering at you.
Do you disapprove of my handling her?
He gives me an evil smile.
No, thats not it.
I just wish we had a doctor who wasnt this malicious.
Are you finding anything, Dr. Iwamine?
Not yet, no. I only just finished assembling her.
It will take some time I will send word to you when Ive finished.
Very well. We shall not interfere.
As we made to leave, the doctor called out.
Oh, Mr. Kawara. A moment, please.
The music stops.
A hint ?
You suspect me of foul play, do you not? In light of that, I shall leave it up to you whether you decide to believe me or not.
Anyway, I think you have missed something very important.
Youre just a little bit off. But, Im sure youll find the answer yourself if you keep looking.
Hohoho Isnt it beautiful, Mr. Kawara? The sound of your life crumbling apart around you.
I take it that it does not suit your tastes. Very well. He was rather fond of the unusual, himself A pity.
The more Dr. Iwamine talks, the less I understand about what hes trying to say.
Well, then. You can handle the outside investigation, and I, the internal. Hohoho. Good luck, Mr. Kawara.
Right Thanks, doctor.
As we left, I could hear the two adults talking in the lab, but I couldnt make out what they were saying.
Nothing important. I was just giving him a little emotional support, and encouragement.
I see Thats good, then.