We received the test paper. Even though I can still do this, it is quite a challenge to do so. Let’s see, the answer to question 3 is “I went for a holiday in Germany last month. It was great.“. Well, I had been taught that ドイツ (Doitsu) is Germany, but when I saw ジャーマニ instead, I didn’t recognize it at first. Sheez, this paper is difficult to do. I completed the paper with 5 minutes remaining. Everyone else seem to be struggling to complete, but Haruna looked as though she completed it a long time ago. Did she give up? I can’t tell.
Later on, lessons are as usual. Haruna seemed to have completely forgotten everything when the teacher called her out during history lessons as she’s usually the best in the school level. How odd. I wonder what happened to her…
I then left the school and headed to work after cleaning up the mess I made. Fortunately, nothing was broken and got the cleaning solutions and equipment in the nearby room that (is also strange and) had mountains of surprisingly useful stuff. Apart from that someone I saw earlier, I didn’t see anyone around in the entire building during the time I was there. Later on, I reached work as usual, but I had completely forgotten about the notes about Haruna I had written down earlier that day to the supervisor until I changed back at home. Oh well.
I asked where she got it from. She showed me a page of the today’s local newspaper, a photo sticker with me and my friends, and on her phone, a picture of me lying motionless on the road, bleeding, as though I had been hit by something. On the newspaper, it said that I, Saeko Hisakawa, was a victim of a high speed hit-and-run incident in front of a train station at a downtown area of the city. The photo sticker of me and my friends was taken at a print club shortly before the incident happened. Aiko then described what happened from the moment we met up at the cafeteria. Yes, we did went to the highest hill of the vast campus, but the part about me going with them after school the whole afternoon is what I don’t agree on and said that I was at work when the incident happened. She also swore to me that she and her father (whoever he is) was with me for the entire time since the incident.
At work later that day, the director was waiting with my supervisor. The latter had assured the former that I was present at work yesterday despite the event. The director inspected me closely and inspected the notebook I had written about the Haruna Kobayashi in my class. He says that it’s quite strange that there were no bloodstains at all on mine compared to what his daughter (whoever she is) found on me. I don’t see what is strange about that.
Wait, his daughter found a blood-stained version on me? Isn’t that similar to what my friend showed me earlier? If so, that would make Aiko the daughter of the director! I didn’t know that. No wonder they had the same family name and looked somewhat alike!
The director continued on, adding that there is someone, who looks and behaves very much like me, currently in hospital. He would not tell her (the “me” in hospital) or my parents about me being alright until I personally visit her, just to be sure.
Does that mean that the machine I fooled around with in that room yesterday is causing all of this to happen? If I didn’t, would that mean that I, instead, would be involved in the incident?
There are so many questions on my mind.
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