Part 90: Episode 82: Nageki's Help
Getting hung up over little things in a time like this is a sign of weak nerves.
Well, then. Where are the school documents?
Hmm Probably not where just anybirdie can look at them.
They are probably somewhere in the back, then. How dull. Come, let us search.
We searched through every shelf looking for any sort of information on the school.
And here, a line of incredibly dusty encyclo--
Thats odd. There are nine of them.
Volume six is missing huh, thats weird. Did somebirdie misfile them?
Anyway, St. Pigeonations history. Its not back here with the large volumes, so maybe its a smaller book ?
Its not here.
You never left?
Well, not really, but I told you earlier, theres an emergency going on!
Hmm? I cant tell if he doesnt realize whats going on, or just doesnt care.
So You know where they are?
Well, since hes here even now, I imagine he basically lives in here So its hardly surprising that he knows where to find things.
I dont have much time. Could you tell me where to find them?
You dont know what that is?
He gazes at he with eyes like black holes of cosmic disdain.
You can only get at them by request. Theyre not kept out here.
Then Where are they kept?
There are a number of bookshelves behind the desk, its true.
Thank you, Nageki! Really!
Dont worry about it.
The music stops.
While I was thanking Nageki for his help, Sakuya looked out from behind a nearby bookshelf.
Oh, sorry. I was talking to him.
Talking? To the bookshelves? Surely there are better uses for your energy.
No, Nageki was telling me where to find the--
What is he talking about? Nageki is standing right next to me. Its not like hes behind a shelf, or something
I was worried he was a figment of my imagination for a minute, but he just told me where to find the records. But Sakuya
Lets find out.
Can I ask you something, Nageki?
Are you a hallucination?
If I was, that would mean youre asking a hallucination whether or not hes a hallucination.
Y-yeah Thats right.
It does seem a little weird.
Does it matter? Maybe I am, or maybe Im not.
That doesnt answer anything!
This doesnt usually happen. Ive never been able to talk to a bird Ive just met, before
I think I will remember everything, soon.
Did I just hear him correctly? Is he talking about
N-Nageki, do you know something about that!?
As I started to ask this question, however
The thing I forgot Thats exactly what the doctor said, too. Why did Nageki know about that? It wasnt just a coincidence, was it ?
Am I forgetting something important about all this? I dont think I can dismiss him as just a hallucination.
Well, either way, Nageki gave me a hint to finding the school documents, so I should talk to Sakuya and get searching behind the reception desk.
Looks like it. I see a lot of the same books as were in the headmasters office
Chronology of St. Pigeonations This?
I grabbed the book and began to flip through it.
2810? Much more recent than I had thought.
Only eight years I hadnt known, either.
Aside from that, its all transfer student records and sports scores. Is there really a clue in here?
As Sakuya began to look over the book with me, my eyes caught something.
Wait, Sakuya! Look at this!
Medical center? Does this school have something like that?
I dont think so.
There was no mention of it in the student guide. I suppose it was never reopened Does it say anything else?
Umm, right here
Damage from the fire--
The music stops.
The book presents us with a new mystery, as if to taunt our inability to hold all those we already have.
A new sort of mystery.
Didnt I just hear that name?
The exact same But thats
Nageki died five years ago ?
Then who is the Nageki I keep meeting today?
He didnt deny that he was a hallucination. Sakuya couldnt see him. Which means hes--
Tu dis des balivernes (Youre speaking nonsense)! Were betting our lives on this search, you know. I wont have any occult rubbish brought into it.
But I think he know something! If he is the same bird, then he could be the key to solving this mystery!
So you intend to rely on some invisible ghost? There are limits, Kawara!