Part 85: Episode 77: Search Cut Short
Either in the lab or possibly gallivanting around like a nincompoop.
This would be a lot easier if we could use our phones.
But, we cant. Off to the lab.
The trip was thankfully uneventful, and so we found ourselves one turn away from the lab.
I wonder if hes still in there ?
As we turn the corner--
I heard a loud creaking sound that sent shivers down my spine.
Uuhh fssh oo wa
Of all the--
Oooh aah, oh
It made another swipe at us, breaking a nearby window.
Dont order me around, feral!
Regardless of what he said, he ended up running as well. We made a mad dash away from the scarecrow-man, who was still flailing his arm around.
The music stops.
I turned to talk to Sakuya, but when I looked around me, I was alone.
Shoot. Sakuya and I must have run in different directions.
I hope hes okay.
Of all the times to run into that thing again.
If its lying in wait for us like that, we cant rely on the noise of its arm to find it. And the dome makes the building dark, so its hard to see Id better be careful.
Where is it now? I want to head straight to the lab, but
Did I just hear something?
I couldve sworn I just heard a page turn
I saw an unfamiliar bird in here.
What are you doing in here all alone?
Did you see the wall outside? Theres been an emergency, and everybirdies supposed to gather in the gym. You should--
Youre Kawara Ryouta?
He knows my name? Have I met him somewhere before ?
Yeah, uh Have we met before?
The unfamiliar mourning dove shakes his head.
This is the first time weve spoken.
Then why do you know my name ?
Goon ? Oh, right, didnt she say she made friends with a freshman whos in the library all the time?
Can I ask your name?
You were friends with Goon, then? Umm, did you maybe see her after school yesterday? Was she acting all strange, or
He didnt hear the emergency broadcast. So he probably doesnt know what happened to her, either.
Dont worry about it. You dont have to explain again.
I already know.
He doesnt exactly make things easy to understand Almost as if hes talking to himself, and doesnt care whether or not his interlocutor knows what he means.
She washed up here? Do you mean yesterday? If you know anything about what happened to her last night, please tell me!
I do not. Miss Lourde did not come to the library after school yesterday.
Hmm So she didnt come in here, either ? Thanks.
I need to hurry back to the chemistry lab, and you should probably get out of here, too. Theres a suspicious individual in the building.
It was not yesterday that Miss Lourde came here.
The music stops.
Before I could question him further about what he meant he had disappeared right in front of me.