Chapter 23:

Freedom...?

Skipped a Beat


“Good evening, my name’s Takahashi Tanjiro, I turned 32 this May and I am a doctor”Bookmark here

“I’m Haru kimura. 30 years old, I am also a doctor. Takahashi is my senior”Bookmark here

“I’m Yamamoto Sato, I’m 33 years old. And I am also a doctor, just like them”Bookmark here

“So, you guys are all friends?” (A woman from the other side of the table)Bookmark here

“Yeah” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

“That’s nice. Just like us. I am Yuki Hirano, 31 years old, a teacher in a high school.”Bookmark here

“I’m Mei Akiyama, 29 years old, and I’m also a teacher, but in an elementary school”Bookmark here

“I’m Emi Fukuda, 29 years old, and I’m a fashion model.”Bookmark here

(After a While)Bookmark here

(Takahashi, Haru and Yamamoto walking back to their homes)Bookmark here

“Takahashi, why can’t you just choose one? I don’t know how many mixers I have taken you to” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

“I have told you; no one just seems like someone I can be with” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“So, you’re fine with dying single?”Bookmark here

“Yeah, I’m fine with the way I am” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“What is your type by the way?” (Haru smirking)Bookmark here

Takahashi: my type huh? Whenever Haru asks this, a woman with long black hair comes to my mind… I wonder who she is… so pretty… Bookmark here

“(Yamamoto glares at Haru) Haru… You know what happens when you ask him that”Bookmark here

“Hehe… sorry, I forgot…”Bookmark here

“No, you didn’t forget, you just wanted to go drinking with him again”Bookmark here

“Yeah…”Bookmark here

“You just drank at the mixer”Bookmark here

“That was just light bear. I wanted to go drinking tonight anyway”Bookmark here

“Fine, Takahashi is your responsibility. You have to take him home; you know how drunk he gets. I have a night shift, so I am going to the hospital”Bookmark here

“Okiee, byeee” (Haru)Bookmark here

“And make sure he doesn’t get too drunk, he has duty in ER tomorrow, around 14:00 or 15:00”Bookmark here

“Takahashi, when is it?” (Haru)Bookmark here

“Huh? What?” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

Takahashi: shit… I was lost in my thoughts again; I didn’t listen to what they were talking aboutBookmark here

“When’s your duty in ER tomorrow?”Bookmark here

“14: 15… I am going to the bar”Bookmark here

“I know, me too. Let’s go!”Bookmark here

Yamamoto: Haru has to do this every time we go to a mixer… and I don’t understand why Takahashi wants to drink right after that question… what is he thinking?Bookmark here

(At the bar)Bookmark here

“Takahashi, Yamamoto said to not let you drink much, so keep that in mind” (Haru)Bookmark here

“I know, ER duty. I can’t be drunk at that time”Bookmark here

“Yeah”Bookmark here

(After leaving the bar)Bookmark here

“Takahashi, wait here. I’ll be back in a little while”Bookmark here

“Huh…? Where are you going?”Bookmark here

“Just wait”Bookmark here

“Okay…” (Takahashi starts walking back home)Bookmark here

Takahashi: that’s a cute cat, wonder if she’ll want to talk to meBookmark here

“Hi cat, how are you? Me? I’m Takahashi. Yeah yeah, nice to meet you too. Wait… where are you going… no one wants to talk to me…”Bookmark here

“I said to wait…” (Haru)Bookmark here

“Oh haru, I saw a cat, but she ran away”Bookmark here

“That’s because you were too close to it. Come on, get up, let’s go back home”Bookmark here

“No one talks to me…”Bookmark here

“that’s because you don’t start a conversation yourself”Bookmark here

“But I did… and the cat ran away”Bookmark here

“that’s because it was a cat… Yamamoto is going to get mad at me… I didn’t keep an eye on you. And you drank too much again”Bookmark here

“Yamamoto is scary, I don’t like him…”Bookmark here

“He just cares about you. You’re this old but don’t show interest in woman at all”Bookmark here

“it’s not like that… I just feel like something would go seriously wrong if I became friends with a woman”Bookmark here

Haru: That’s why I like the drunk you, honesty. Though it’s really weird how you can keep a conversation going even when you are this drunk… you aren’t even walking on your own right nowBookmark here

“What would go wrong?”Bookmark here

“I don’t know… I’ll die I think”Bookmark here

“Haha… no you don’t die”Bookmark here

“I know I don’t. I have to talk to my patients and coworkers. I know nothing will happen, but I don’t know why I feel like that”Bookmark here

“Did something happen in the past?”Bookmark here

“I don’t remember…”Bookmark here

“I see…”Bookmark here

“You know… I felt like a connection with someone lately”Bookmark here

“Oh… you finally have someone you like”Bookmark here

“No… I don’t like her; I don’t even know her… but I felt like we were connected”Bookmark here

“Huh…? Okay… who is she?”Bookmark here

“Remember that patient that came to the ER some days ago… ammm I can’t remember her name… she died while driving a car drunk”Bookmark here

“Yeah… her name was Hina… I think. Something like that. I don’t remember much.”Bookmark here

“Yeah, her. I think we are connected…”Bookmark here

“Takahashi… she died that day… you were operating on her…”Bookmark here

“WHAT? I let another patient die? AAAAAAAAAAAA”Bookmark here

“SHHHHH, don’t raise your voice, don’t you know what time… or not. you’re drunk… I forgot”Bookmark here

“Sorry… why did she die? Why couldn’t I save her?”Bookmark here

“It wasn’t your fault, she was already in a really bad shape, no seat belt and an accident like that. You don’t expect a person to live after that”Bookmark here

“Oh… yeah I think I remember… but it made me sad anyway…”Bookmark here

“Well, a person died. Of course, you would be sad”Bookmark here

Haru: though you get a lot sadder than most of us… why do you think you could have saved everyone… life isn’t in your hand you know…Bookmark here

“Yeah…”Bookmark here

“Why do you say you are connected though?”Bookmark here

“If I also had a car…”Bookmark here

“Oh… you could have also end up like her?”Bookmark here

“Yeah, since we both are heavy drinkers”Bookmark here

“… that’s… Well, your apartment is here. I’ll wait for a little while so that you don’t do anything stupid in there”Bookmark here

“Don’t worry, I’ll be fine…”Bookmark here

“I know you won’t be. come on, let’s go in”Bookmark here

“Okay…”Bookmark here

“I’m back… (Takahashi says as he enters his apartment)”Bookmark here

“No one is here you know…”Bookmark here

“I know…”Bookmark here

“Drink water, that will make you feel a little better”Bookmark here

“Okay… (Takahashi covers his mouth with hands as he feels like he’s about to vomit)”Bookmark here

“Yeah… now you’ll go to the bathroom (Takahashi runs towards the toilet)”Bookmark here

Haru: I don’t remember how many times I have done this. go to a bar with him, he gets so drunk that he starts talking about things he normally won’t. and when we reach home, he rushes towards the bathroom… sometimes he starts vomiting on the side of the road and that is really disgusting… I don’t know why he drinks so much…Bookmark here

(Takahashi walking out of the bathroom)Bookmark here

“How are you feeling now?” (Haru)Bookmark here

“A little better… I need water”Bookmark here

“Yeah, just drink water and go to sleep. I’ll come back in the morning”Bookmark here

“Okay…”Bookmark here

(The next day)Bookmark here

*Phone buzzingBookmark here

… what year is it? … 2034Bookmark here

I troubled Haru with taking care of me last night again… I’ll have to apologize, every time I get drunk, he makes sure to get me back home safe… and then next day. He comes back to check up on me around 10: 00. It’s 08: 33 right now… I should drink more water; I don’t feel like I can give duty in the ER like this. Bookmark here

*Sigh… I think I’ll have to change with someone again today… and most of the time it’s Yamamoto covering for me… I’m always troubling everyone with this drinking problem of mine. I should try controlling it… though it’s Haru’s fault for asking that question… I don’t why but when he asks that… I get a pain in my chest… longing to meet that woman that comes into my mind… but who is she? I don’t understand… but I feel like someone I knew in high school… though I don’t remember I made any close female friends at that time… Bookmark here

It’s 10: 00 now, he will arrive here any minute now…Bookmark here

*Door knockingBookmark here

That must be himBookmark here

“Good morning, Takahashi, how are you feeling now?” (Haru)Bookmark here

“I’m… Okay… I don’t think I can go to ER today…”Bookmark here

“Shit… Yamamoto is going to get mad at me again”Bookmark here

“I’m sorry I’m always troubling you guys with my drinking problem”Bookmark here

“It’s fine. It was my fault too, I asked you that question…”Bookmark here

“You know what, I’ll go. I not going to skip another day”Bookmark here

“If you still feel drunk, you shouldn’t”Bookmark here

“Just my head hurts, other than that I’m fine”Bookmark here

“I see. Well, there’s still some hours before you go to the hospital, let’s see how you feel before the time comes”Bookmark here

“Yeah”Bookmark here

“I’ll be going then”Bookmark here

“Bye”Bookmark here

Haru and Yamamoto are my old friends, I think from when I was in high school. We were in the same club, football club, I think. Bookmark here

I don’t like my duty in the ER, everyone’s in such a rush and nervous. And sometimes the patients that come in the ER die… I don’t like that at all. Like that Hina person I was thinking of last night, they said that she was going back home after a high school reunion, it was late at night, and no one was with her, apparently, she also had drinking problems but no one from that reunion knew about that… so she left there alone, started driving without the seatbelt and crashed the car into a pool, full speed. She might have survived if she had the seatbelt on. Bookmark here

We contacted her boyfriend; he was there in the ER that day. He told us that she usually got drunk after remembering some guy. someone she knew in high school. She used to say that she feels like a part of her missing… like someone was there with her for years… but there actually was no one… that feeling used to make her angry, so she drank instead. Everyone thinks that she just remembering her ex or something like that… but for some reason, I feel like that’s not it… her death feels like my fault… But she was a patient, just like every other… I don’t know why she felt different…Bookmark here

It’s 13: 40 now. I feel fine. I think I can go to ER today. I’ll be fine. I should message Haru to let him know.Bookmark here

13: 54, I’m leaving the house. Bookmark here

14: 10, I’m here in the Emergency room. Right now. There aren’t any patients here... it’s kind of peaceful. Haru is here tooBookmark here

“How are you feeling Takahashi” (Haru)Bookmark here

“I’m fine now. Just a little headache, but it’s nothing”Bookmark here

“I see…”Bookmark here

(After a while)Bookmark here

Oh… a patient came… unconscious Bookmark here

“He first said he had a really bad headache and after some time, he collapsed” (person accompanying the patient)Bookmark here

Takahashi: he’s… not breathing very well, he’s really close to death. Nothing I can do now…Bookmark here

“Take him to the operation room, tell them to check his brain” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“What do you think it is?” (Haru)Bookmark here

“I don’t know, if he collapsed after a severe headache, it could be internal bleeding. And he’s really close to dying. I don’t think they can do anything”Bookmark here

“Oh...”Bookmark here

(After some hours)Bookmark here

Brain hemorrhage… he died. Her wife came later and told us that he used to be stressed a lot. and the reason is somewhat same as that Hina… Someone he knew… who doesn’t exist… I don’t understand what this could be… Bookmark here

One thing that that has been bugging me since… his wife said that ever since he came back from the high school reunion. He kept saying that he was right, there was someone. It wasn’t just him… his friends felt the same too… what did he mean by that? I wish I had the chance to talk to him. Bookmark here

Tomorrow is operation day. But it’s at night. Around 20: 30. So I have some time to relax at home. Maybe complete that novel. People die every day; I don’t need to worry about every patient that dies. Bookmark here

(Next Day)Bookmark here

It’s 14: 33 right now, I didn’t go to the bar last night, so I’m sober right now. I have been reading a book since morning. Bookmark here

*Phone ringingBookmark here

Yamamoto is calling… he was in the ER today; I wonder what happenedBookmark here

*Picks upBookmark here

“Takahashi, the Teacher that came in yesterday, they say that his wife mentioned a high school reunion. Is that true?”Bookmark here

“Yeah, she did…”Bookmark here

“The husband of today’s patient did too”Bookmark here

“What… that’s the third time in a week. are these reunions the same?”Bookmark here

“Yeah, he mentioned that there was one last week, on 3rd June.”Bookmark here

“The night that Hina patient came… she was going back home from a reunion, it was 3rd June that day”Bookmark here

“Exactly what I was thinking”Bookmark here

“What happened to the one today?”Bookmark here

“Suicide… she died from blood loss. Had deep cuts on her arms”Bookmark here

“That’s… What happened at the reunion? Why are they dying?”Bookmark here

“I know it’s concerning, but it’s not our job to go that deep behind the reason of someone’s death.”Bookmark here

“I know but…”Bookmark here

“Don’t think too much about it, I’m busy so I’m hanging up”Bookmark here

*Yamamoto hangs upBookmark here

This is the first time something like this happened. Why did the one today commit suicide… maybe she was feeling the same too… someone she knew… but doesn’t exist… What it is?????????Bookmark here

This is giving me a headache… I should start reading again… I can’t do anything while sitting here right now. Will see if I can find something when I go to hospital today. Bookmark here

(Two days later)Bookmark here

Today, I have duty in the ER again. It’s been 2 days since the last patient that came was from the reunion. Bookmark here

It’s 08: 38 right now, I’m sitting in the ER. I drank the night of 7th, so I’m sober right now. Bookmark here

They are bringing another patient in; I should get up and see… it’s a woman this time…Bookmark here

(Just as Takahashi goes near the patient to take a look at her) “Sachi…”Bookmark here

“Huh... How do you know her?” (Sachi’s Husband)Bookmark here

Takahashi: Sachi Sachi Sachi Sachi … who is she? Why did I remember this name? Bookmark here

“Huh… wait, who is she?’ (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“You just said her name… doesn’t matter. She jumped from the roof of our house”Bookmark here

“Okay… her breathing is irregular… her ribs are broken; she fell on her chest… her heart must have taken the impact.” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

Takahashi: who is she… she looks someone familiar… someone I knew… wait… a woman with long black hair… IT’S HER… I’m certain I have known her for a long time… but how?Bookmark here

“She had been acting weird ever since she came back from the reunion and now this…”Bookmark here

“The reunion?” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“Yeah…” Bookmark here

Takahashi: I need to check who were the other patients… Bookmark here

“Haru, take over for me, I have to go somewhere” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“Takahashi, where are you going, we can’t leave a patient like this”Bookmark here

“Call Yamamoto, I’m going”Bookmark here

“But he’s on his break…”Bookmark here

Haru: what happened to Takahashi…Bookmark here

I need to check who were they. The hospital keeps a record of all the patientsBookmark here

“Excuse me, I need information on the patients relating to the reunion”Bookmark here

“Ah, the reunion case, yeah it has gotten everyone’s curiosity, here. These 3 files (showing on a computer)”Bookmark here

“Print them out please”Bookmark here

“Okay… Here, the first patient”Bookmark here

Hina Ito, 30 years old, died on 3rd June 2034… Hina Ito… now it’s feeling like she’s someone I knewBookmark here

“Here, the second patient”Bookmark here

Eiji Kintaro, 32 years old, died on 6th June 2034…Bookmark here

“Here, the third patient”Bookmark here

Aoi Sakamoto… I went to Kyoto with Aoi to meet Sachi… Sachi… SACHI! The first year second year loops… telling Sachi that she dies… spent years in repeat trying to save her… how could I forget… and just now… I skipped a beat… So, she was alive… until today…Bookmark here

“HAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA___” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“Takahashi! What is wrong with you, a patient died because of you, and you are laughing here” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

“She died? HAHAHA nothing new, she has already died so many times. And I have also saved her so many times from dying”Bookmark here

“What are you saying? She just died; you were supposed to operate on her… how irresponsible can you be?”Bookmark here

“I don’t give a shit; I’ll probably restart tonight, whatever happens now doesn’t matter”Bookmark here

“Restart? What are you saying…?”Bookmark here

“That guy knew my wife’s name, and I have never seen him before, how you knew her?” (Sachi’s husband)Bookmark here

“Sachi? Oh it’s a LOOOOONG story, you guys want to hear it? I will tell everything, doesn’t matter if you guys believe or not. I’ll restart tonight and go back to first year probably. Just like every___”Bookmark here

(Sachi’s husband punches Takahashi)Bookmark here

“SHUT THE FUCK UP! YOU JUST KILLED MY WIFE…”Bookmark here

Takahashi: damn that hurts… reminds me of the time when Sachi saved me from a fight…Bookmark here

“If Sachi was alive, she would have moved forward to save me from that punch you know…”Bookmark here

“HUH?”Bookmark here

“STOP! Takahashi, tell me, how do you know this Sachi patient?” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

“Does it matter? I’m tired of explaining everything. I’m not going to explain it now”Bookmark here

“HOW DID YOU KNOW HER? HOW?” (Sachi’s husband) Bookmark here

“Okay relax… she was an old friend… girlfriend…”Bookmark here

“Wait… she always felt like there was someone really important to her… is that you?”Bookmark here

“Yeah, that’s me”Bookmark here

“But___”Bookmark here

“Shut up, let me explain a little. I don’t want to die here so I will give a little explanation. Though I know no one ever believed it. I have never met her in this life. But I have been with her for so long that a memory of me got stuck in her mind”Bookmark here

“Huh?”Bookmark here

“Honestly, I don’t understand either. But that’s probably what happened”Bookmark here

“Probably? You murderer…”Bookmark here

“Whatever, who cares. She died. Nothing matters now.”Bookmark here

“Takahashi, what’s wrong? You weren’t like this…” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

“Well, apparently I am. I’m going home. Don’t follow me”Bookmark here

“Takahashi, don’t. you have to explain why you left the ER (Takahashi starts running) TAKAHASHI!” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

Takahashi: I’m not safe at my apartment… I need to run somewhere else… and I am not that strong to run that much. They’ll catch me… oh, yeah. If I kill myself, I’ll restart to first year… I need something I can die instantly with… they are locking my way out of the hospital… ok… I should stop for now… will try something when I get the chanceBookmark here

“Fine… I won’t run…” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

(Security pushes Takahashi to the ground and handcuffs him)Bookmark here

“WHAT THE FUCK… who called security on me?” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“You leave the patient alone; can’t even explain why you did that and then you try to run out of the hospital. Of course, I would call security on you” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

“She wasn’t alone, Haru was there, and I told him to call you”Bookmark here

“HARU IS NOT QUALIFIED TO OPERATE YET, and you know that. Yet you leave it to him”Bookmark here

“I___”Bookmark here

“She could have been saved Takahashi; if I had come in time, I would have started operating on her and notice that the broken ribs were pressing on her heart, it wasn’t pumping blood to the whole body properly. Her brain failed because it wasn’t getting sufficient blood to work. I got there late… but you were there when she arrived, you could have saved her… why did you leave?”Bookmark here

Huh… I could have saved her? …what’s the point? She still wouldn’t know me. And her feeling that they know someone is missing doesn’t go away even if that person is Infront of them. So, she would have just gone home with that feeling which forced her to jumpBookmark here

“Okay… I understand I did wrong, now what?” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“How… was this on purpose?” (Yamamoto)Bookmark here

“No”Bookmark here

“What are you planning? You aren’t even resisting…” Bookmark here

“I have told you; I’ll restart tonight so it doesn’t even matter”Bookmark here

“Okay… explain this ‘Restart’ of yours that you mention so much”Bookmark here

“Nothing, just that when I go to sleep, I’ll wake up on the first day of my first year in high school”Bookmark here

“So, you’ll go back in time? that’s why what happens here doesn’t matter?”Bookmark here

“Yeah, exactly. Finally, someone understands”Bookmark here

“Take him away”Bookmark here

“HUH?”Bookmark here

“Whatever you say, you still have committed a first-degree murder. You will go to jail for now”Bookmark here

“Whatever. I don’t care”Bookmark here

(3 days later)Bookmark here

Those idiots did something with me… I haven’t been able to sleep at all… I don’t even know how many days has it been since I came here. Bookmark here

It’s a white room, no windows, just a hole on the door. I am tied to a chair. They only untie me when I have to eat.Bookmark here

I thought they wouldn’t believe… it hurts so much, my eyes, my brain. I need to sleep but can’t. they didn’t inject anything… they must have put something in my food… those bastards… well I shouldn’t have said anything in the first place… doesn’t matter. If I can’t sleep, I’ll just die after somedays. This pain is already unbearable… Bookmark here

“HEY, IS ANYONE THERE? I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

No one is hearing me… Bookmark here

“Shut up!” (A voice from outside the cell)Bookmark here

“Hey, what the fuck did you guys do with my food?”Bookmark here

“I don’t know, I’m just here to keep an eye on you.”Bookmark here

“Can you call someone? I haven’t slept in days. This pain is unbearable… I need to talk to someone”Bookmark here

“Shut up, no one will come”Bookmark here

I can’t do anything if I’m tied to this chair… at first, I thought that when they’ll bring me food, I’ll run out, but when I tried it, they shot my leg instead of me. And I can’t move it now. I will just ask if they did something with my food, so I can figure out if I can do something about my sleep. It’s… I don’t have a clock or anything, I don’t even know if it’s day or night.Bookmark here

(Some minutes later)Bookmark here

Oh, they are opening the door…Bookmark here

“Don’t try to run again or I’ll shot your other leg this time”Bookmark here

“I know…” (Takahashi)Bookmark here

“Here… your food” (a guy in white coat)Bookmark here

“Wait… what did you do to my food?”Bookmark here

“Oh, you noticed”Bookmark here

“Of course, I would notice, I’m not an idiot. I haven’t been able to sleep for I don’t know how long”Bookmark here

“A modified version of normal caffeine, even a little amount can keep a human stay awake for weeks. It tastes like normal coffee so you wouldn’t know”Bookmark here

“I’m not drinking it then (spills the cup by hand)”Bookmark here

“Haha… Your choice, you have already taken enough that you can stay awake for months”Bookmark here

“But I’ll die from that…”Bookmark here

“That’s you sentence. Enjoy the days you have left”Bookmark here

Did they believe me, or this is one of their ways to kill criminals? If what I think is true, then I’ll just have to wait till I die… wait. What if I don’t repeat… I only repeated when I was in high school…what if I just die this time…? Well either way it would be way better than what I am feeling right now…Bookmark here

(4 days later)Bookmark here

I… can’t even open my eyes now… it hurts so much that I end up screaming… and I’m sure I’ll die in a few hours. I can’t even move my fingers. I just want to die now… I can’t bear this pain anymore… my brain feels like it’s about to explode… it stings… (Takahashi starts screaming)Bookmark here

“SHUT UP (the guy from outside banging on the door with his gun) I SAID SHUT UP!”Bookmark here

(Takahashi continuously screaming)Bookmark here

(The guy comes in)Bookmark here

“I said shut up or I’ll start shooting your limbs”Bookmark here

(Takahashi still screaming)Bookmark here

(Shoots his left foot)Bookmark here

“(A guy came running into the cell) STOP! Don’t shoot him, he’s going to die in a while” Bookmark here

“Oh… sorry, I thought he was trying to get attention” Bookmark here

“No, this happens to every criminal. After 8 or 9 days, they start going cra”Bookmark here

*Phone buzzingBookmark here

Huh… I’m in my bed… *sighBookmark here

I thought I wouldn’t see this room ever again, 2018…Bookmark here

This feels really strange though, A 32-year-old in a 15-year-old body. Bookmark here

What now? I remembered Sachi and the feelings I had for her came rushing back to me... and I restarted… don’t want to think about all the torture I had to go through. If I had just kept my mouth shut. They would have just let me sleep like a normal criminal… No, I shouldn’t have acted like that after I remembered everything. If I Had just apologized or made something up, I would have been treated like a normal criminal and then I could have restarted at night…Bookmark here

Of course, I don’t want to live these years again… but like I have a choice… or wait, I have never killed myself in the first year, have I? I want to see if I restart or just die? If I die, then I won’t even know… and that’s better than repeating these years. But if I repeat… then I’ll change school and my job, so that Sachi doesn’t come in my life ever again.Bookmark here

I don’t think I can get a handgun with this body. I need a knife. I can die easily that way.Bookmark here

Oh… mom’s working in the kitchen… doesn’t matter. I just need a knifeBookmark here

“What’s wrong? You aren't getting ready for school” (Mom)Bookmark here

“I will, I just need this knife (Grabs a knife)”Bookmark here

“What do you need a knife for?”Bookmark here

“For this (Takahashi stabs himself in the chest)”Bookmark here

“TAKAHASHI! (Takahashi’s mom starts panicking) you are bleeding, why would you do this… I need to stop the bleeding”Bookmark here

Damn… it’s a lot more painful than I thought… Bookmark here

“Mom… it’s okay… I’ll probably be free now”Bookmark here

“Huh…? What are you saying, you are going to die you idiot. I need to call an ambulance.”Bookmark here

(Takahashi sits on the chair, and pulls out the knife)Bookmark here

“NO, THAT WOULD INCRE” (Mom)Bookmark here

"Wake up Takahashi, it's 08: 30 already, you are going to be late for school, Seriously, even though you are a high school student now, can't even set your own alarms"Bookmark here

Huh… it's my mom. She's angry because I'm late for school. Well, whatever, last night I spent watching anime was the best! Wait, it's Sunday…Bookmark here

"But it's Sunday mom, no school until tomorrow"Bookmark here

"IT'S MONDAY, get up, wash your face, you are still half sleeping"Bookmark here

I check the clock, it is Monday. How could I miss a whole day? I guess I just couldn't keep track of days after I graduated middle school.
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