Chapter 23:

Like the Wind

Cat's Hour ~猫の時間~

The most important things to us are not something that we could perceive by the eye. Bookmark here

A book that I have read before said something similar. It was a lovely quote.Bookmark here

Just because we can’t see something, that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t there. Bookmark here

Like the wind that gently passed by, leaving a trail of refreshing and calming breeze…Bookmark here

…. He was there.Bookmark here

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After finishing our workload yesterday, we only have to rest to prepare ourselves for our participation to the Sports Festival tomorrow.Bookmark here

I decided to participate in Bread Eating Race and Class Dance. About my partner in dance, I think he will do okay. Bookmark here

Today, Kurokawa-senpai said that he will tell us his situation. He asked us to gather in the office after breakfast.Bookmark here

However, I woke up earlier so I have a lot of time on my hands before that.Bookmark here

I decided to feed the cats this morning.Bookmark here

There are only four cats here. Haku, Mikan, Sanji and Rushia. Yami was nowhere in sight.Bookmark here

Normally, he would be here every time they needed to be fed during morning. Even Mikan who normally touches the food of other cats is not doing anything to Yami’s part.Bookmark here

I watched the others eat while waiting for Yami to show up. But even after that, he never did. His food was left untouched while the others finished theirs.Bookmark here

I grew worried about him because it was odd that he didn’t show up. Bookmark here

Did something bad happened to him? It would be a relief if he’s just sleeping somewhere.Bookmark here

And then, the pitter patter sound started being picked up by my ears. Drops of rain wet the soil in the blink of an eye.Bookmark here

It’s pouring down.Bookmark here

If Yami didn’t show up here, that means something happened. It’s also raining now, it might be bad if I can’t find him when the rain falls heavily. Bookmark here

I returned inside the dorm and grab an umbrella. I’ll search for him.Bookmark here

I passed by the living room and meet the others there. They are all doing different things, Mashiro-senpai is drinking coffee, Mikejima-kun is playing games in his phone, Toujo-kun is reading a bank book and Haibara-kun is wiping the center table with a cloth.Bookmark here

“Senpai-chan, are you going outside?” Toujo-kun asked.Bookmark here

“It’s raining, Terushima-senpai. What do you need to do outside?” Haibara-kun added.Bookmark here

“I’m searching for Yami. He didn’t show up when I’m feeding the cats.” Bookmark here

I was about to sped off when I noticed that they all looked surprised to what I said. Bookmark here

“Is there something wrong?”Bookmark here

“Terushima-san, since when did Yami went missing?” Mashiro-senpai put his mug down and seriously asked me.Bookmark here

“He’s not there this morning. I’m looking for him outside.”Bookmark here

Mashiro-senpai stood up all of a sudden which caught us off guard. “I’ll check up on kaichou.”Bookmark here

Eh? What was that?Bookmark here

“Tsukasa, go with Terushima-san and find Yami.” Mashiro-senpai ordered strictly.Bookmark here

“O-okay.” Mikejima-kun agreed. He might have noticed that Mashiro-senpai’s mood suddenly changed so he just needs to comply.Bookmark here

But… what was that about? Bookmark here

“Hurry, Terushima! We need to find Yami!” Bookmark here

Mikejima-kun grabbed a raincoat and gave it to me.Bookmark here

“Leave that umbrella. We’re in a hurry right now.”Bookmark here

“W-wait! What’s going on, Mikejima-kun?!” Bookmark here

“I’ll explain on the way.” He turned to the first years. “You two, go to Irosaki-sensei’s room and talk to her.”Bookmark here

“Okay!”Bookmark here

Seriously, what’s going on here?! They just suddenly became frantic as if something bad is going to happen.Bookmark here

Wait…Bookmark here

What if something bad will really happen?Bookmark here

Ah, damn it! Bookmark here

Mikejima-kun and I made our way outside the rainy weather. Without looking back on me, his cat ears twitched as he swiftly sped off.Bookmark here

“Wait!”Bookmark here

I ran after him with everything I got. I know I practiced running for the Bread Eating Race, and I somehow improved my stamina, but this guy is physically competitive! Not to mention he’s serious in sports! How could I catch up to him?!Bookmark here

He’s soaking wet from the rain when he stopped on the torii gate. When I caught up to him, I was a panting mess. Bookmark here

I shivered as I felt the cold rain and wind on my skin even with the raincoat on. The water splashed to my face as if waking up my senses in this rainy morning.Bookmark here

“Shit! This damn rain!”Bookmark here

Mikejima-kun grunted as he looked around with his furrowed brows. Bookmark here

“Haah… Mikejima-kun, can you tell me what’s going on now?” I said with my hands on knees and panting in exhaustion.Bookmark here

“Tch. The rain is washing away Yami’s smell. I can’t track him anymore,” he grunted.Bookmark here

“What do you mean by that?”Bookmark here

“Argh! We just need to find him or else kaichou will face some consequences.”Bookmark here

“Eh?”Bookmark here

He lets out a sigh. “Terushima, you’re not an idiot, are you?”Bookmark here

I raised a brow at him.Bookmark here

Ah… why does he have to ask that?Bookmark here

He let out another sigh and calmly spoke.Bookmark here

“You probably noticed that the cats you’re taking care of resembled every one of us. It’s because those cats are the manifestation of our spirits, they carry our desires and personalities. It was like they are mirrors of our souls. The god gave them as proofs that the contract is active.”Bookmark here

“Huh?”Bookmark here

That was the only thing that I managed to say.Bookmark here

It was a sudden revelation that my mind didn’t process it right away. Bookmark here

That does mean those cats are… Argh! I’m so confused! Why does it have to be so complicated like this?! Who made these messed up conditions in the first place?! They are definitely not right in the head!Bookmark here

Ahem! Let’s go back to the problem at hand.Bookmark here

“Does that mean if Yami disappeared…”Bookmark here

“Kaichou’s contract will break.” He gritted his teeth in anxiety. “I just hope we’re not too late.”Bookmark here

I clenched my chest tightly. An unbearable weight of uneasiness started growing in my heart. Bookmark here

If Yami and Kurokawa-senpai are connected that deeply, I wonder what’s happening back in the dorm right now… I hope he’s safe.Bookmark here

I bit my lip in frustration. Bookmark here

We continued searching for Yami in the midst of the rain. The sky is dark, as if it was a night in day. Bookmark here

And there, we found an unconscious cat soaking wet in a puddle of water and fallen sakura petals.Bookmark here

My eyes widened when my sight landed on the figure of it. I shook my head in fear of believing what I’m seeing right now.Bookmark here

“Y-yami…”Bookmark here

“Did you find him–“ Bookmark here

Mikejima-kun was still speaking to me but my mind couldn’t comprehend his words. My senses got blurred and I could only see Yami lying on the ground. Bookmark here

“Yami!” Bookmark here

I ran to his direction quickly.Bookmark here

N-no… NO! THIS CAN’T BE!Bookmark here

“YAMI! WAKE UP! PLEASE… p-please…” Bookmark here

Compared to the cold rain touching my cheeks… I felt something warm instead. Tears.Bookmark here

I held Yami in my arms. Bookmark here

He’s so cold. Bookmark here

He’s not moving.Bookmark here

What happened… for him to end up in this state… Why did it turn out like this?Bookmark here

“Mrrow…” a weak purr came out from Yami.Bookmark here

He’s still…Bookmark here

“Terushima! He’s still alive!” Mikejima-kun snapped me back to reality.Bookmark here

I sniffed back my snot and tears before nodding. Bookmark here

It’s alright. We just need to go back and keep him warm. We can do this!Bookmark here

“Mrow…” Bookmark here

“I-It’s alright, Yami! We’re going home now! We’ll keep you warm!” I reassured him as I myself is also crying. Not that it was obvious because it was raining anyway.Bookmark here

However… Bookmark here

The weak cat lifted his fragile limbs and gently touched my cheeks as if telling me not to cry.Bookmark here

It was the same…Bookmark here

“Please don’t cry anymore…”Bookmark here

My eyes welled up with tears once again as that person’s words resounded in my mind. Bookmark here

How could I not cry if it was this painful…? Ne, answer me.Bookmark here

It was only for a moment that the feline’s strength held out. Shortly after that, the paw that he touched my cheeks with fell down.Bookmark here

Just a little bit more, Yami. Please… hold on.Bookmark here

A loud roar of thunder resounded. The rain falls heavily than earlier. And a sharp wind blows harshly.Bookmark here

By the time we returned home… there was another thing that we didn’t expect to greet us.Bookmark here

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“CUT THE CRAP, SENSEI!”Bookmark here

“Tsuki-senpai! Calm down!”Bookmark here


“That’s not…”Bookmark here

“You’re too much, senpai!”Bookmark here


When we arrived there, the scene that greeted us was Mashiro-senpai holding Irosaki-sensei by the collar and the first years trying to stop him.Bookmark here

“I see. This is what will happen when that person disappeared. Such a huge impact, isn’t it?” Irosaki-sensei said calmly that it somehow felt insulting.Bookmark here

“Stop fooling around and speak. I don’t care if you’re a teacher or a direct servant of that damn god. Just answer already.”Bookmark here

The way Mashiro-senpai speaks right now was ominously frightening. It was as if the winter came earlier than the summer. There was a chilling snowstorm inside the dorm.Bookmark here

“Terushima, over here.” Mikejima-kun called me over to the kitchen.Bookmark here

“W-wait, are we just going to leave them there?”Bookmark here

“They aren’t kids anymore, they know what to do. We need to take care of Yami first.”Bookmark here

“O-oh…”Bookmark here

It was a good thing that Yami was still hanging in there. It seems like he just fell unconscious. However, we still don’t know what really happened for him to end up like that.Bookmark here

Mikejima-kun took out towels to dry Yami up. He also opened the room heater that was stocked in the kitchen to keep the cat warm.Bookmark here

We wrapped him up in layers of towels as well. And it was reassuring that he just looks like he’s normally sleeping now.Bookmark here

It’s a relief.Bookmark here

What’s more bothering are the noises that could be heard outside. Glasses breaking, a loud thud, inaudible shouts, it was a mess.Bookmark here

After few hours of clashing, it seems like they settled down. Mikejima-kun and I went outside to see the scene.Bookmark here

I could feel my jaw dropped seeing the horrible state of the dorm right now. Shards of broken vases scattered on the floor, rubbish, dirt, and even the walls have dents. Bookmark here

What the heck?!Bookmark here

“You sure have some guts standing up to me, Tsuki Mashiro. I need to put you in your place.” Bookmark here

“Heh. Do what you want. But tell me where kaichou is!”Bookmark here

“Seriously, you… argh, why do I have to babysit these kids?” Irosaki-sensei sighed tiredly and put her palm on her forehead. “Alright, let’s talk in the student council office. I presume Kurokawa-kun promised to tell you his situation, right?”Bookmark here

Mashiro-senpai looked away and fell silent.Bookmark here

I walked over to the first years who are frozen in the corner of the room. Seeing that kind of fight might have shocked them to the bone.Bookmark here

“Ne, what happened? Why did Mashiro-senpai and Irosaki-sensei fight?”Bookmark here

“It was…”Bookmark here

The two of them looked away from me when I asked them. They both have a weary look on their faces that made me curious about what’s wrong with them.Bookmark here

“Actually…”Bookmark here

“What?”Bookmark here

“Kaichou disappeared.”Bookmark here

Eh?!Bookmark here

W-what…?Bookmark here

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“Now then, what are you flailing around for, Mashiro-kun?” Bookmark here

Everyone is in the student council office now.Bookmark here

Well… it was supposed to be everyone…Bookmark here

Except that Kurokawa-senpai is not around.Bookmark here

Where in the world is he? He most certainly didn’t ditch us, did he?Bookmark here

“Explain yourself, sensei. Why is kaichou’s room empty? There’s not even a single thing left! Where is he?!”Bookmark here

Mashiro-senpai threw a barrage of questions to Irosaki-sensei right away.Bookmark here

Wait… did he mean that Kurokawa-senpai’s room is thoroughly cleaned or he’s serious about what he said?Bookmark here

“There’s nothing left in kaichou’s room. Not even a piece of paper,” Haibara-kun said.Bookmark here

What… does that mean?Bookmark here

“Alright, now, what in the world—wait, don’t tell me…” Irosaki-sensei froze and looked at a particular direction. I also followed her gaze but I couldn’t see anything there.Bookmark here

“Haha, are you kidding me? How troublesome… I’m not paid enough for this,” she sighed out of nowhere.Bookmark here

Is she talking to someone? I seriously can’t see anything there.Bookmark here

“To think that your contract was nearly broken, what are you thinking, Kurokawa-kun?”Bookmark here

Eh? Is she talking to Kurokawa-senpai?! Where is he?!Bookmark here

“Terushima-san, Mikejima-kun, thank you for saving Yami just right in time.” She looked at us seriously. “Any later than this will definitely cost your dear president something precious.”Bookmark here

“W-what do you mean?”Bookmark here

“Enough of that! Just tell us where is kaichou right now! There’s no way he would abandon us!” Mashiro-senpai butted in, he was looking desperate than ever.Bookmark here

“What are you saying, Mashiro-kun?” Irosaki-sensei fixed her glasses firmly.Bookmark here

“Why don’t you just—!”Bookmark here

I grabbed Mashiro-senpai’s shoulder to have him settle down.Bookmark here

“What are you doing, Terushima?!”Bookmark here

“Senpai, please be quiet first,” I seriously said.Bookmark here

He gave me a look of suspicion but he still listened to me and just heaved a sigh to calm himself.Bookmark here

A moment of silence reigned in the office. The only sound that everyone could hear clearly was the sound of raindrops coming from outside.Bookmark here

However… Bookmark here

A gentle wind blows inside the room, and there, I heard it…Bookmark here

“… kari-san…”Bookmark here

It was a whisper but I’m sure I heard it right. Bookmark here

Kurokawa-senpai was calling my name and he was crying at that.Bookmark here

It was just for a moment, the next thing, I couldn’t hear him anymore.Bookmark here

“Was that…?”Bookmark here

“It’s Kurokawa-kun. I’m amazed that you can even hear him at his current state, Terushima-san.”Bookmark here

“What do you mean? What’s going on, Terushima-san?” Mashiro-senpai faced me with his brows furrowed and showing his hostility.Bookmark here

No way… is this for real?Bookmark here

Kurokawa-senpai is here with us. That’s for sure. But why can’t we see him? Not to mention that the others can’t even feel his presence.Bookmark here

“Seems like the Recognition Loss Phenomenon is the main problem here. Did anyone do something to make his existence disappear?” Bookmark here

“Nothing comes to mind.”Bookmark here

“I see…”Bookmark here

Irosaki-sensei fell in deep thought.Bookmark here

“But why did he disappear? We still know him, we have memories of him, why of all things?!”Bookmark here

The most affected person right now is Mashiro-senpai, he was the one standing up to find answers to the mystery surrounding our president.Bookmark here

“I agree. If it’s just recognition loss, then it should be our memories that disappeared, why him?”Bookmark here

Haibara-kun spoke out.Bookmark here

“The recognition loss that affected us only made the students unable to recognize us. This doesn’t make any sense!” Bookmark here

Toujo-kun also joined in.Bookmark here

“Why did we suddenly became unable to see him? Kaichou was here with us, right? Surely, he could tell us what happened, right?”Bookmark here

Mikejima-kun added.Bookmark here

Irosaki-sensei fell silent as if listening to something before facing us seriously.Bookmark here

“Kurokawa-kun said that he doesn’t have any idea what happened. He just woke up not in his room but here on the office instead.”Bookmark here

Eh? I’m sure we definitely head back to the dorm last night. He couldn’t have went out the night, could he? Bookmark here

What is going on? This just took another confusing turn!Bookmark here

“What…?”Bookmark here

“Did you really not realized something about your friend for six years, Mashiro-kun?”Bookmark here

Mashiro-senpai flinched at Irosaki-sensei’s words.Bookmark here

“That also goes to the rest of you. I understand that Terushima-san is clueless but for the four of you? Is he really that great of an actor that you blindly believed him?”Bookmark here

“Don’t speak ill of him!”Bookmark here

“My, I was praising him, Mashiro-kun. Don’t get triggered. You’re the one who first discovered that there’s something wrong, aren’t you? And yet, you didn’t confront him. Are you a coward?”Bookmark here

“That’s not true!” I raised my voice at Irosaki-sensei. Bookmark here

She was pressing Mashiro-senpai as if he was responsible for what’s going on but he just lowered his head and remained silent. Bookmark here

He’s not guilty of anything so why is he not saying anything?!Bookmark here

“Enough, Terushima.”Bookmark here

“Why…”Bookmark here

Why did he not defend himself?!Bookmark here

“Also, Haibara-kun, you claimed to know him thoroughly as a form of admiration, and yet, you didn’t even know what’s going on with your president. Aren’t you a hypocrite?”Bookmark here

“That’s…”Bookmark here

Wait! Why is Irosaki-sensei attacking everyone personally? It’s too much!Bookmark here

“Mikejima-kun and Toujo-kun are not completely off the hook as well. The two of you are causing too much troubles to him even back then, you rely too much on him, but what about him? He doesn’t have anyone to rely to.”Bookmark here

The four of them fell silent. This talk is definitely out of my boundaries but does she really have to put it that way?Bookmark here

“Enough… sensei…”Bookmark here

There it is! I could hear Kurokawa-senpai’s voice! He wants sensei to stop attacking everyone.Bookmark here

“Even at these times you’re still looking after them. You’re too selfless for your own good.” Bookmark here

She’s talking to Kurokawa-senpai. I couldn’t hear his voice anymore so I don’t know what they are talking about, but I’m sure of one thing.Bookmark here

Kurokawa-senpai was crying.Bookmark here

Sensei heaved out a deep sigh. “No matter what you say, they can’t hear you anymore, Kurokawa-kun. You’re weak.”Bookmark here

“Stop it! Why are you like this, sensei?! Everyone in the student council cares for Kurokawa-senpai! You can’t invalidate that!”Bookmark here

“Just caring for something doesn’t mean that they can go to any lengths to protect it.”Bookmark here

“But Mashiro-senpai said that he will do anything!”Bookmark here

“Stop it, Terushima. I spoke carelessly back then.”Bookmark here

What?!Bookmark here

How can you take back your words now?!Bookmark here

I glanced at everyone’s face, hoping to see at least a small light of hope. However, they all looked away from me, as if not wanting to say anything more.Bookmark here

Why are they like this?! Are they giving up now?!Bookmark here

My lips quivered as I pressed it tightly to keep myself from sobbing. Warm tears blurred my vision. Bookmark here

I don’t care if crying at a time like this made it seem like I’m begging for attention. That’s great if they could look at me and be convinced by pity. It’s alright with me.Bookmark here

Just…Bookmark here

Don’t make that face as if you are all giving up.Bookmark here

“It’s not like that, Terushima-san.”Bookmark here

“Then, what is it, sensei?!”Bookmark here

She walked towards my direction and stopped in front of me. She grabbed my shoulders and looked at me with a conflicted face.Bookmark here

Sensei as well… why do you look sad? Aren’t you supposed to be calm like earlier? Why…?Bookmark here

“Everyone knows that boy for six years, they more or less have an idea on what’s going on with him. And they realized the truth that they’ve been ignoring all this time.”Bookmark here

“W-what do you mean?”Bookmark here

“The others are not severely affected by the phenomenon because they are still alive, considered as half supernatural under the contract with god. However, Kurokawa-kun is different.”Bookmark here

My heart tightened up. It was suffocating. A part of me doesn’t want to hear it.Bookmark here

However, it was still the truth.Bookmark here

I have to hear it.Bookmark here

“That boy is a lost spirit who made a wish to god. In the first place, it was only for a limited time. It was supposed to pass on already.”Bookmark here

My mind went blank. Bookmark here

There must be some kind of mistake… right?Bookmark here

My knees gave up on me. I could only sink my face on the floor as I screamed on top of my lungs. Bookmark here

Tears, sweat, spit, drops of liquids mixed on the floor. But there’s nothing more horrible than what I’m feeling right now.Bookmark here

That person’s voice echoed in my mind.Bookmark here

“But they are still there… watching the living in envy, because for once, there is also a point where they are alive.”Bookmark here

It was there! Why didn’t I noticed?! I was taken for a fool! I felt betrayed…Bookmark here

And yet…Bookmark here

Why can’t I bring myself to resent him?Bookmark here

What is wrong with me?!Bookmark here

As if grieving with us at that moment, the sky cried. Heavy rainfalls for tears, loud thunders for screams. It was a melancholic day.Bookmark here

In what seemed like a void of despair, my peripherals caught a small bright light.Bookmark here

“A light…”Bookmark here

I lifted my body from groveling on the floor and noticed that it was coming from my skirt pocket.Bookmark here

Wait! This is…Bookmark here

Mom’s bell!Bookmark here

“T-terushima-san, why do you have that bell?” Mashiro-senpai blurted out while everyone also have the same surprised expression except Irosaki-sensei.Bookmark here

I wiped my tears and stared at the bell intently. It was emitting a bright light that made me cover my eyes with my free hand.Bookmark here

W-what is this blinding light?!Bookmark here

“No! Don’t make a wish, Hikari-san!”Bookmark here

Out of nowhere, a strong wind suddenly blows. I unintentionally let go of the bell and covered my face from the wind. Bookmark here

Everyone is also doing the same. It was as if there’s a windstorm in this room.Bookmark here

But even then, I could feel someone held my hand. It was cold, but for some reasons, it was calming.Bookmark here

I couldn’t see who it was because of the wind but I’m sure… it was Kurokawa-senpai.Bookmark here

“Don’t make a wish, Hikari-san!”Bookmark here

He’s pleading to me desperately.Bookmark here

His voice is clear now. I could definitely believe that he was here in front of me personally. Bookmark here

No.Bookmark here

He’s definitely here.Bookmark here

I want to confirm that he’s here.Bookmark here

“Kurokawa-senpai! You’re here, right?! Just say that you’re real, I will believe you! If you say that, it was enough for me!”Bookmark here

I shouted with all my heart. Please… make it reach him.Bookmark here

The wind settled down and a deafening silence envelops the surroundings. Bookmark here

“Hic… hic…”Bookmark here

I could hear some soft sobs from that person.Bookmark here

I slowly removed my arm that was covering my face and gave a look at him. Bookmark here

Time seemed to stop, as if we’re not in the student council office anymore.Bookmark here

His crying face was full of agony. There are no more cat ears and tail on him. I could also see ominous black patches on his skin, from the wrist that I saw before and now, extending to his jaw.Bookmark here

“I’m real, Hikari-san… please… help me.”Bookmark here

He’s desperately crying for help. Bookmark here

I want to help him.Bookmark here

I clenched my chest and gave him a look of determination.Bookmark here

If he said that he’s real, that’s enough of a confirmation.Bookmark here

He hid too many secrets from us, but that doesn’t change the fact that he genuinely cares for us. Bookmark here

It’s not supposed to end like this. There must be some other way.Bookmark here

“You’re like the wind, Kurokawa-senpai. Even if we can’t see you, just knowing that you’re with us was a relief.”Bookmark here

A smile formed on my lips unconsciously.Bookmark here

“I will believe in you. We’ll definitely get you back, please hang in there!”Bookmark here

“Hikari-san… Thank–– Kuh! Ack!”Bookmark here

He started coughing and there’s a black smoke coming out from his body. I realized that it resembled something beck from the Ai-san case. Bookmark here

Could it be…?Bookmark here

“K-kurokawa-senpai…?”Bookmark here

“Haah… haah… I’ll wait for you, Hikari-san…” he said in the middle of grasping for breath, he smiled brightly at me for one last time. Bookmark here

“This time, please don’t forget me, Hikari-san.”Bookmark here

All of a sudden, a bell went off. Bookmark here

It was the bell signaling the start of Cat’s Hour. But…Bookmark here

It didn’t sound ominous at all. Bookmark here

Instead, a solemn harmony of ringing bells like that of a funeral echoed. It was melancholic.Bookmark here

What––Bookmark here

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“Terushima-san, are you okay?!”Bookmark here

“Terushima! You’re finally awake!”Bookmark here

“Senpai-chan! You made us worry!”Bookmark here

“It’s a relief, Terushima-senpai.”Bookmark here

A dream…?Bookmark here

I stared at the ceiling of the student council office. Everyone’s faces greeted me as soon as I woke up. It seems like I passed out.Bookmark here

When I remember speaking to Kurokawa-senpai, I frantically stood up.Bookmark here

“Kurokawa-senpai! We must bring him back!” I blurted out which earned me looks of worry from everyone.Bookmark here

Why are they giving me that look? Do I seem like I’m joking?Bookmark here

“My, the princess is finally awake. Seems like you talked to him, am I right?” Irosaki-sensei said.Bookmark here

“Yes! Sensei, please tell me how we could bring back Kurokawa-senpai!”Bookmark here

“He stopped you from making a wish to god so he definitely doesn’t want for you to use that. There’s a way, but the success rate is uncertain.”Bookmark here

“It doesn’t matter what is it!”Bookmark here

“He used almost all his spiritual strength in stopping you and even trying to talk to you. I’m amazed that he’s still hanging in there.”Bookmark here

She smiled gently at us.Bookmark here

“Have you tried proving something that may or may not exist?”Bookmark here

“That’s…”Bookmark here

“His existence will completely disappear when the day changes. You need to search anything to prove his existence before that time.”Bookmark here

All of us seriously exchange looks among ourselves. As if looks of hesitation and desperation means similar, we resolved ourselves.Bookmark here

We need to get back Kurokawa-senpai! We have to do this!Bookmark here

“It doesn’t matter if it were photos, signatures, gifts, anything as long as it was related to him will do.”Bookmark here

It certainly sounds like a hard task. But… Bookmark here

We can’t afford to fail this. Bookmark here

We will definitely save you, Kurokawa-senpai! Hang in there!Bookmark here

We’re proving the existence of something we can’t see, but, we could still feel it. Bookmark here

Even if it was impossible, we will find a way to hold the wind in our hands.Bookmark here

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