(continued from part 18)
[Author’s note: I have yet to transfer part 18 that was written in my notebook (which, unfortunately, have misplaced), but you can say that part 19 happens in the evening of part 18, after the festival.]
(Related: Alternate Dimension Part 31)
After reaching the place and dealing with that weird man in charge of the place, I examine closely at Mamiko: she doesn’t have a belly button (huh?) and is wearing a black competition swimsuit that doesn’t seem removable or be able to cut open, as though it’s now part of her body. She says that she has been wearing it since my siblings went overseas during the summer vacation (WHAT? That long ago?) and somehow still appear brand new despite not bathing at all. How’s that possible? It’s glued to her body (wouldn’t that be uncomfortable?), been wearing it for weeks, running around in the summer weather with clothes on top of it, not taking a bath, and is still oddly free from sweat, dirt and odor as though she goes through thorough cleaning everyday. (She also added that she has not eaten, drank, or had been to a toilet in that same duration too. How is that possible and still appear energetic?)
From the way Saeko and Mamiko described it, it seems to be a supercomputer built into it and allows her to do defensive and self-healing abilities that people normally can’t. It can also store and create items, including those that are larger and heavier than her and not affect her movement or body mass. This swimsuit? All of that and maybe more? How is that possible? Seems something that only my company would make, which is decades ahead of its time. If only I am wearing that particular swimsuit, I may actually survive me being killed or that odd chemical that would have disintegrate my eyes that lead to permanent blindness, even if it means me going through all that suffering as though it’s actually happening but heals back to as though it never happened.
Ugh, Why am I thinking about my own death? But it’s just a few months away: of course I’m worried and don’t want to die so soon!
Wait, I remembered something: the principal said that I have some kind of hidden truth about me. Does she know about it?
Me: “Hey, do you know anything about this “secret” about myself my principal told me that I don’t know about but would “find out anyway”?
Saeko looked as though she wasn’t expecting me to ask a question that she doesn’t have the answer to. Maybe she really doesn’t know about it. Looks like I have to find other means to find that answer. I know I will find it, because the principal said so, but when?
Saeko: “Sorry, I don’t know anything about that…”
Hey! It was you who dragged me into this mess and caused events that leads me to my near future death, along with your selfish decision to turn into a girl even though you already have me as your girlfriend. I want out of this dimension!!! I had enougth of this nightmare. Argh! I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. I want to go back. NOW!
Saeko: “Erm, Kotomi? What are you doing? I might have yet to figure out how it works, but it was me that made it.”
Me: “Oh, it’s nothing.”
Wasn’t easy saying that with my usual happy expression with all that worry, anger, and frustration inside me. I can’t stand seeing my boyfriend as a girl: I don’t want to leave you, but I don’t want to be a homosexual or have another boyfriend either.
At that point, a flashing white light blinded me.
Where am I? All I know is that I’m suddenly asleep, but obviously mentally awake now, and having trouble getting up. It feels that I’m sleeping at the classroom at night with the classroom lights on.
Girl 1: “That girl sleeping there helped made the cultural festival festival a success. She’s so hardworking.”
Girl 2: “Oh, she’s Miyazawa-senpai, one of the student council members. You know, the famous Kotomi Miyazawa all the guys has been talking about. I rarely see her without that Hisakawa-senpai of the same year with her. Why she picked a nobody who did nothing to catch her attention among all the guys who did is a mystery to everyone.”
Gril 1: “Well, they do get along together well though. Oh, it’s getting late. I better head home before dad does something.”
I heard the footsteps of both girls leaving, but I have a feeling that there’s someone else sleeping near me. What is this dimension? I have been in the other for too long that I forgot what my original dimension is like, or what had or didn’t happen while I was there.
Wish I could wake up now and find out.
(to be continued in part 20)