Chapter 35:

035 – A Rainbow

Rainbow of the Horizon—Illuminating Our Darkened Path | Our World

A/N: I have to say this in advance, but if you see the word 'sparkles', it is censorship. If ever it is used, imagine shining rainbows or the nyan cat perhaps. I hope unicorns won't hate me.Bookmark here

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I was sick for six days.Bookmark here

To be honest, people's fever normally don't last this long. Even I clearly know that, as I usually recover from mine by a day or two, and sometimes three.Bookmark here

What kind of idiot catches a cold and recovers for six days?!Bookmark here

Sadly, I am an idiot but I still catch colds… at least, others don't catch mine.Bookmark here

Gin Sakato, back in the narration shizz. My black hair has grown quite longer too.Bookmark here

Indeed, I was destroyed by a 45°C fever and it took me six days to completely recover from that. Because of that, my start of the winter break was wasted as I just lied down on my bed; with feeble limbs that are unable to walk down the stairs.Bookmark here

On the bright side, an unrivaled event happened—Sis actually took care of me in one of my weakest. I'd be lying if I didn't see Rin in Sis, so I guess sisters really share same waves.Bookmark here

But of course, Rin also visited just like usual. The ginger tea she makes was so organic that she was literally boiling chopped ginger. That wasn't really a problem but I was not used to a pot with four pieces of it, chopped; and it seriously burns your innards. Nonetheless, my throat healed without a hitch. Give honey a thanks for at least sweetening every cup.Bookmark here

Uhh… I don't call Rin 'honey' so please take it literally.Bookmark here

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But with her visits came a bad news. I discovered that something happened to Mori. This time, they realized what I did not. I was told that he had a tragic past, and he is completely colorblind to the point of monochromacy. I have never thought that this can actually happen to people.Bookmark here

Following that, I will actually refer this situation into a certain anime, but please bear with me. This anime just ended a few days before the new year started, and coincidentally, that anime that aired in the recent Fall 2018 was about a girl who can't see colors. Its title is Iroz*ku. I'm not saying this as a joke, since it portrays the psychology of someone who is 'blind' in a sense.Bookmark here

Having made an analysis, I came to a certain point of a somewhat convenient solution if ever I can help Mori. If ever you have watched the anime, then you will probably get what I am saying, and how their situations might be identical.Bookmark here

Seriousness aside, the said anime actually made me cry.Bookmark here

I have also heard that Nagi was hardly found in the entirety of the winter-spring break, and that made me worry a bit. He's thinking that he's at fault with what happened to Mori, and I expect that his minimal appearance to us was because he's being distressed.Bookmark here

In addition, Tenth recently visited Mori at his uncle's house and revealed that it took him three days before he recovered his speech. His condition was unfortunately bad, and with how I am visioning it, it's as if he was in the same state as how I was as a child.Bookmark here

Regarding those two, they weren't able to communicate after the incident since Mori took the leave early. And then just like what's said, Nagi was off the grid for many times in the break.Bookmark here

The two weeks of break became rather insignificant as it flew fast. The new year in Blue Ink started along with the beginning of the cold spring.Bookmark here

Rin and I first stopped by the library to return books we borrowed for the break, before coming to the classroom.Bookmark here

"So Tenth's not going to put an assembly at this time of the school year, huh."Bookmark here

"Just don't complain, Potato. It's still cold as it is."Bookmark here

"Fancy seeing you two here," Jean appeared with Ai-san from the opposite shelf.Bookmark here

"Good morning, Gin-senpai and Ringo-senpai." the Japanese greeted.Bookmark here

"Also returning books, I see?Bookmark here

Good morning too, by the way."Bookmark here

"How's your break, you two? Surely you went on a few dates in the duration," Rin teased.Bookmark here

"I could ask you the same thing, Ringo. But yeah."Bookmark here

"Just home dates just like usual."Bookmark here

"Ah, how was work when I was sick? I heard from Ryuu that you substituted for me. Thanks for the hard work."Bookmark here

"I was reminded when I did waiter job last year. It was of course hectic because it was almost the holidays. To think that it has been a year, and now I can work as a chef."Bookmark here

"Fufu~ It's nice hearing you like this again, Jin."Bookmark here

"Come on, Ai. I was always like this back at Giotto's Japan."Bookmark here

"Catch you later, Jean. We'll be going to class now."Bookmark here

"Aye, Gin. Tell me if you have news about Nacchi."Bookmark here

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While we were walking our way to the classroom, we stumbled upon Shiro, who is by herself.Bookmark here

"Surprise, surprise. You're not with your coincidental half today," I said satirically.Bookmark here

"Good to see you're still alive, Gin. Still rocking that tail when you're half silver now." she replied, also satirically.Bookmark here

"I guess we'll see your tail in a month or two, Ms. Scrunchie."Bookmark here

The banter ended.Bookmark here

Really weird. We made it inside the classroom but the talk of the box cutters still wasn't sat on his seat. But Mori was already here, nonchalantly resting his chin over his palm.Bookmark here

"Morning."Bookmark here

He also greeted with his usually cold tone.Bookmark here

We didn't realize that we were standing frozen by the doorway and someone from behind tapped my shoulder.Bookmark here

"You know, you shouldn't loiter in front of the doorway especially since you're flipping tall, Gin.Bookmark here

And your hair is still silver. It's been a while, by the way."Bookmark here

"Yo, Na-"Bookmark here

I should have brought my glasses with me.Bookmark here

"Oh. Sorry to block your way, my prince."Bookmark here

"Wha-? You got a prescription glasses, Nacchi? I didn't know your eyes are bad."Bookmark here

"My right eye was starting to get blurry. It's probably the same case with Gin's pair."Bookmark here

Indeed, Nagi was wearing a pair of eyeglasses, but more so to that is a slightly shorter hair from his usual. His sideburns are finally seen.Bookmark here

"Huuuhh… Where were you in this break anyways? Surely you're not doing part-time."Bookmark here

"Nah. I climbed a mountain."Bookmark here

"You'll die with the cold."Bookmark here

"Then I should be in a coffin instead of sitting here at my desk."Bookmark here

"Hahahaha."Bookmark here

"Dude. Something is obviously up."Bookmark here

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The day, just like the break was somewhat insignificant. Nothing worth noting happened in the duration of 8 school hours. Just as we expected, the two did not have any communication whatsoever. Nothing was resolved between them, after all.Bookmark here

But what I did not expect is that Mori still attended club after classes.Bookmark here

"I'll be switching desks for the time being," he said and went straight to sketching.Bookmark here

It was a good thing that he was being transparent, at least. He clearly moved away from all of us since the incident is still fresh in their minds even after more than two weeks. We let him act as he wanted to give him some space of his own since there is a big possibility that we might pose a risk to him.Bookmark here

"Nacchi?! Is that the newest set?!" suddenly, Rin broke out to a loud scream.Bookmark here

"Chill down, Rin. It's not every day that I hear you shout like-"Bookmark here

Actually, it's not a very big deal. Rin just fangirled for a little.Bookmark here

It seems that she saw Nagi pulling out a metal case of a watercolor set that according to her is the dream of most painters. This means, its value is at near high end, and I can even tell it has premium quality from how it looks.Bookmark here

"Where in the world did you even get that?" of course, I would ask.Bookmark here

"Strangely, this was a freebie in an art store. I didn't realize that it was already my 500th purchase and I got this."Bookmark here

"What?! I didn't know that was a thing! Ugh…! If I knew I should've went there four hundred more times!"Bookmark here

Of course I would be bias that she's still cute when she freaks out.Bookmark here

"What're you painting today, anyways?"Bookmark here

"I'm getting artist's dilemma so I'll paint a simple sakura tree."Bookmark here

"Oh, spring… in Orio."Bookmark here

"Hmm… This… Not this one… Ah."Bookmark here

We left him while he picked his swatches, which he surprisingly had a bit of difficulty to it that he even needed to point at them one by one. Perhaps because of artist's dilemma—the common anxiety of using a certain material for the first time, especially if it has quality.Bookmark here

Quite surprisingly, he decided to do his painting in front of the window. His excuse was that he can't get much light as the club doesn't usually turn the lights on. But even Mato-sen who has way worse eyesight can be just fine in the lighting in the afternoons.Bookmark here

It's irritating how Nagi smirks from time to time while he painted. Nagi, your confidence might increase but art does not improve you overnight.Bookmark here

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The wheels tirelessly rolled forward in the rhythm of the pedaling on my bike. It was with the very same silence of the road I have lived my life but the air that pressed to my skin has still been cold even without the fall of the snow. There was however a feeling of warmth on my back as Rin leaned her arm on it.Bookmark here

Shortly after, we parted as we are finally in our homes. But perhaps it won't even last an hour and she will be here.Bookmark here

"I'm back.Bookmark here

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O… kay… Sis in not here."Bookmark here

Because if she was, I would have already heard the subtle tapping on the keyboard or the scribbling of the pen. More so, there's no way that we are already putting the kotatsu out any time soon. She would just be loitering or working, but neither is a fact in this afternoon.Bookmark here

I would be lying if I don't say that I feel spoiled. I moved out to this house and lived my life alone for a year. I was not used to saying 'I'm back' since I'm the only living here; and that I was cold when I was still with my family just a few blocks away. At times like this, it's now rare that I come home with the house unoccupied aside from Haku. I am used to living alone by now, but by having a different atmosphere here, the alone becomes lonely.Bookmark here

"Haku…! Let's go out for a walk."Bookmark here

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We've gone out and all, but she's still not back. I don't think she is at her office at this time since it's almost twilight. Bookmark here

"Ah, geez. I should've cleaned the house earlier. Gotta be fast.Bookmark here

Sis~ excuse me for entering your room."Bookmark here

It's filthy as expected.Bookmark here

Don't get me wrong. She can actually clean. But work is just a hindrance to it that's why it piles up like this. And if you're wondering why I'm not at work today, it's my day off. Sean once again reorganized my schedule after what happened to me on the September-October range. I've got more time with my self and family because they said that I should 'value my youth' as an excuse.Bookmark here

My pay is of course lower but I make do with putting tenfold efficiency since I have a heck ton of stamina. I always work like the restaurant is in its high time.Bookmark here

I was picking up random pieces of paper from the floor and desk when…Bookmark here

"Ohhhh… Sis shouldn't be writing it down so casually that anyone might see it.Bookmark here

So she's on a date, huh."Bookmark here

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"I'm excusing myself~"Bookmark here

"Hi."Bookmark here

Rin caught me drawing on the kotatsu table with a neck pillow on my nape.Bookmark here

Also, kotatsu is still usable even without the heater. Save energy.Bookmark here

"Hi, Potato. What happened to you?"Bookmark here

"My back hurts."Bookmark here

"Flying apples. Then that neck pillow is just for show, huh."Bookmark here

"Well, you-"Bookmark here

"Don't even say it. I can't fit that on my back."Bookmark here

"Then maybe on your waist-"Bookmark here

"Hah! At least help me lose the weight you made me gain!"Bookmark here

"Ahh… I remember. Then let's go run this Saturday. 15km?"Bookmark here

"Game."Bookmark here

"I'm back~~ Hehe… What a time to be alive~"Bookmark here

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MAYDAY! MAYDAY…! Shut-in onee-san is currently on a cloud nine! I repeat! Shut-in onee-san is on a cloud nine! Reason: unidentified!Bookmark here

"Woah, Sis. What anime made you this happy?"Bookmark here

A sister-sister treatment indeed. Sarcastic edition.Bookmark here

"What, Sis? Got a kiss from your boyfriend or what?" I joked.Bookmark here

"Don't say stuff like that when you haven't kissed Ringo!" she angrily started.Bookmark here

"Hey, on the forehead!"Bookmark here

And I realize that I was saying all that out loud.Bookmark here

"Is that so. Oh well, a forehead kiss is also very sweet~! Very well! I'm going back to my room.Bookmark here

Wai- how did you know that I was on a date anyway?!"Bookmark here

"Your room is almost beyond help, Sis. This is still my house, you know."Bookmark here

She still went up nonetheless.Bookmark here

"…"Bookmark here

"…"Bookmark here

I then looked at Rin.Bookmark here

"Hey, you snuck in first."Bookmark here

"At least I discovered that you have a forehead!"Bookmark here

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January 9, Wednesday.Bookmark here

"Nagi Kajima, please report to the principal's office directly."Bookmark here

The communication speaker suddenly sounded in only our classroom, calling Nagi for unclear reasons aside from the fact that Jean is the person that witnessed their conversation.Bookmark here

I was quite sad that I can't do nearly anything about those two since I am still not in any position to mediate. Thus, whatever happens is out of my hands.Bookmark here

But there is the realization that I may be one of the MCs of this story, but I'm given too much exposure at this point. Thanks for the diversion, Author-san.Bookmark here

Anyways, to the admin office!Bookmark here

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"Sir Tenth, I'm here."Bookmark here

"Oh, Nacchi. Come in," unexpectedly, he heard Akira's voice beyond the door, and so he opened.Bookmark here

"Akira. So you're working here today, huh.Bookmark here

Good afternoon, Sir Tenth."Bookmark here

"Pfft… You still call me that when you addressed me already as just Tenth… You're so formal, Nagi. You barely left the base and you still act like this outside.Bookmark here

I can't believe the glasses actually suit you."Bookmark here

"Is this how he usually talks to Gin? Is this even the principal in the first place?" thought Nagi.Bookmark here

"At least I'm showing respect. So… I didn't expect to be called."Bookmark here

"About that… I have a favor to ask. It's time for you to do the running instead of walking."Bookmark here

"…?" he did not understand what the principal was trying to say, and so Akira scolded Tenth.Bookmark here

"Dad, you're not talking to Gin, you know?"Bookmark here

"Ah… sorry about that. What I'm saying is…Bookmark here

Nagi, change Mori's perspective."Bookmark here

"…! Tenth, you know that I have already tried that and I failed miserably!"Bookmark here

"So what? Where do you even put the years of your experience in art? In the dumps? Are you saying that art being understood and that it has meaning are false? Do you admit your hypocrisy, then?"Bookmark here

"Wha-"Bookmark here

Some time a year ago, Nagi was warned by Gin that Tenth, with the many experiences he had in years, has his own ways with his words.Bookmark here

He realized that the provocation was to give him a push, but inevitably, the words were like blades stabbing him.Bookmark here

Tenth's way of helping is near to nothing. The purpose of this is for the person to find his own answer to solve a predicament however difficult it is.Bookmark here

"Hahh… If that's all you have to say, then I'll go think of something now. I'll ask Shiro for help and tell her about these glasses if that's okay.Bookmark here

Please excuse me."Bookmark here

"Well, see you, Nacchi."Bookmark here

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"Should you really be that harsh, Dad?"Bookmark here

"Ahahaha… Gin has good guidance to his friends."Bookmark here

"I wonder if he thought up the concept of the glasses by himself."Bookmark here

"I have to admit, I didn't expect him to go through such lengths. That kid has guts too."Bookmark here

At some point in the next day…Bookmark here

The Art Room was enveloped in silence… the doors were somehow locked in the afternoon, and just below the orange rays of light inside of the room are two people.Bookmark here

"H-Hey, Shiro. Make it faster! The others might notice!" Nagi groaned.Bookmark here

"I know. But should we really be doing this?"Bookmark here

Shiro is holding a paintbrush, so please don't misunderstand. - Narrator.Bookmark here

"It's okay to try, you know."Bookmark here

"Why did you come up with this anyway? This is dangerous!"Bookmark here

"Well, the principal asked me a favor that's why-Bookmark here

Wha- that tickles…"Bookmark here

"Why do I have to paint it when you're wearing it?! Ugh…!"Bookmark here

I hope we're clear now. - NarratorBookmark here

"To make it realistic, of course! I also have to go to the Entertainment Club after this. Thank goodness Tenth gave me an extra uniform."Bookmark here

"Just a few more… There! We're done!"Bookmark here

"Alright! Let's bail out!"Bookmark here

The doors were unlocked without any trace of the two running out as fast as they can. Minutes after, the club members came.Bookmark here

"Huh… I smell paint," G noticed.Bookmark here

"Paint? Oh, yeah."Bookmark here

"Did someone spill paint here?"Bookmark here

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And again, the next day.Bookmark here

We noticed that Nagi has been heavily breathing from time to time in the course of the day. Since he was trying to hide it, we did not ask him, but I did ask Shiro.Bookmark here

"Hey, Shiro. Do you know if something's up with Nagi? It's like he's out of breath sometimes."Bookmark here

"I asked him already, but he said he's okay. I'm still worried, though."Bookmark here

"Did you two also notice? The colors of his artwork earlier were off," Rin added in.Bookmark here

"Yeah… now that you mention. Shiro, are you sure that he's okay?"Bookmark here

"Well… that's what he said, and he feels fine for the majority of the time."Bookmark here

"Let's do activities in the rooftop later, then. Let's give that guy some fresh air."Bookmark here

Shiro then agreed.Bookmark here

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As what I suggested, we all went up to the rooftop and fortunately, the weather was nice in the afternoon and the skies were clear. The rain clouds that did not pour went by them.Bookmark here

We have been halfway to our works when…Bookmark here

"Excuse me…! I'm from the Entertainment Club. We need at least six people to help us today for painting."Bookmark here

"I'm in," Jean stood up in acceptance.Bookmark here

"Can someone look after our things?"Bookmark here

"I'll do it," Nagi raised his hand.Bookmark here

"Well, thanks! Yo, third year, we won't be hesitating if we need help in exchange, okay?"Bookmark here

"Yes," a little scared, the underclassman responded.Bookmark here

"Stop that, Potato."Bookmark here

"Hahahaha…!"Bookmark here

The six of us, mainly I, Rin, Shiro, Jean, G and Yuuga left the rooftop to help the Entertainment Club for whatever they want us to paint.Bookmark here

Actually, our club is the second most funded club due to the foundation of TAC. But the most funded club is the Entertainment Club since they also do outside work that was permitted by the school. We're talking about helping with TV shows, indie films and such. And this is why they are the biggest club in Blue Ink, without argument.Bookmark here

Heck, we might even get paid for this.Bookmark here

Setting that aside, I'm worried to those who are in the rooftop. Nagi and Mori were left alone up there. I wonder how they are doing right now.Bookmark here

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"Mori…"Bookmark here

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"If I say that I'm trying to put myself into your shoes, will you believe me?"Bookmark here

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I already know that the others in the club knew that I don't see colors. How am I supposed to believe that?"Bookmark here

"Mori, the world is not really what you think. It is weird. So much that I can't see colors right now."Bookmark here

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What do you mean?!"Bookmark here

"It's what I just said. I can't see colors, just like you."Bookmark here

"Th- How is that even possible…?"Bookmark here

"These glasses that I have… prevents the cones of my eyes to see colors flawlessly. When I said that I can't, I really can't. Everything is black and white.Bookmark here

Even before school came back, I already had this made for me. Ever since, I've lived my life seeing no colors, day in and day out. It feels… It feels so lonely and empty… It was as if there is little to nothing life to what I see."Bookmark here

"But how can you still paint…?"Bookmark here

"It's because I memorized the colors of my materials before turning blind. I hid the fact that I can't see colors, just like how you did. It was very difficult."Bookmark here

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"Mori… I'm really sorry. I did not understand how you felt at that time. I didn't know that I'm actually hurting you whenever I suggest those things. I was insensitive. I kept insisting that art has meaning, and that it should be understood rather than seen. I was a fool for not seeing through the meaning of your art. I failed to understand you.Bookmark here

But now… I think I at least know how it feels to be blind. To be honest, I felt that this was painful. I didn't know that it would be so depressing to see no life.Bookmark here

That's why… I'm very sorry for what I did…"Bookmark here

"Please don't apologize.Bookmark here

In fact, I should be the one apologizing. I hurt you and I said something harsh. I was caught up by my emotions that I didn't control myself. It was my fault for being emotional—that I always despaired of not being with my parents anymore. I was the fool for being stuck, being shackled by my emotions.Bookmark here

Nagi, I'm also very sorry for what I did."Bookmark here

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Haha. I see. Then let's just call this even between us."Bookmark here

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Yeah."Bookmark here

Their hands firmly gripped and shook.Bookmark here

"W-With all that being done… Haah… Haah… I can… Haah… Haah… finally rest…"Bookmark here

"Nagi?"Bookmark here

Nagi's grip slowly loosened as he fell down to the ground.Bookmark here

"Nagi?! Nagi…! What happened to you?!"Bookmark here

The fallen lied down to his back, revealing a wound from his stomach that had already dyed his shirt red. Quickly, a lot of *sparkles* started to flow out.Bookmark here

"Brrgh…!" Mori retched. "No…! This is not the time for this!Bookmark here

Nagi! Don't move around!"Bookmark here

"Ahaha…" Nagi's voice became hoarse and dry. "Y-You see… I was stabbed earlier, before coming to… s-school. I patched it up somehow… but I guess t-this is it… I've already lost so many *sparkles*…"Bookmark here

"Nagi…!"Bookmark here

"H-Hey… Don't worry about me… Y-You know… at least I can r-rest now without… any… regrets…"Bookmark here

Nagi finally lost strength of his body as his eyes began to close slowly. In a few seconds, he lost consciousness.Bookmark here

"No… this can't be happening… Brrgh… NO!" He carried Nagi with *sparkles* still dripping on his body that has lost any of its strength. His legs trembled with the extreme fear and with the familiar scent when his parents were massacred.Bookmark here

He was a few meters away to the door, but he fell down along with Nagi. His legs finally gave out.Bookmark here

"N-No… I'm so useless! Nagi… I'm sorry that I couldn't save you… I'm sorry… I'm sorry…!" his eyes burst in tearsBookmark here

"Mom… Dad…! I'm sorry…! I know that this is not what you wanted to happen! Please! Give me one more chance! I will save Nagi…! I don't want anyone to die anymore! I don't care about seeing the *sparkles*… but help me…! I really want to save Nagi…!Bookmark here

Anyone…! Please help me! I need your help…!"Bookmark here

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Silence was the response to his call that tightly gripped to the feeble string of hope.Bookmark here

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In despair, he slammed his fist on the floor, but the orange sunlight lit on him. His drooped head looked up and so he saw the sky in the far horizon.Bookmark here

Red… Orange… Yellow… Green… Blue… Indigo… and Violet.Bookmark here

A rainbow shone over the distant horizon. He saw them. He saw the orange tint of the sky. He saw the hues of the mountains; of the town. He saw the *sparkles* from his hands. He saw the light and he saw the tragedy. He saw everything.Bookmark here

He saw the colors of the world.Bookmark here

"…Whhaaaaaaaaa-!!!! Uuuuhhhh… WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!!!!!!!!!"Bookmark here

He did not know what to feel. He finally saw the colors again, but he realized the reality that one life was lost anew in front of his eyes.Bookmark here

"Shoot… I sure made a mess. This place really looks like a scene of murd- sparkles."Bookmark here

"…?!"Bookmark here

To his surprise, Nagi stood firm under the rays of the sun with what looked like blood all over his clothes.Bookmark here

"Oi, you surprised?"Bookmark here

"Nagi?!"Bookmark here

"Yep."Bookmark here

"B-But… why?! How?! How are you still…"Bookmark here

"Thank the Entertainment Club for giving me tips in acting. As you can see, I didn't die. All of these sparkles are fake.Bookmark here

But dude, I sure got you with that. I was surprised though. You sure held up even after seeing this exaggerated amount of 'sparkles'. This stinks hard too."Bookmark here

"Ah- Aa- Ahh-" Mori can't speak.Bookmark here

"Anyway, you should get up now. You also had 'sparkles' on your clothes so we better get that cleaned.Bookmark here

So… can you see me now?"Bookmark here

He had Nagi help him to stand because his legs lost their strength, only to fall down again.Bookmark here

"Mori?!"Bookmark here

"Ah- no. I'm okay…Bookmark here

But… I really forgot how the world looks like…"Bookmark here

"Hahaha. That's good that you're still fine.Bookmark here

But yo… These glasses didn't even catch a scratch after falling down. Oh well, I guess I can take this off too-Bookmark here

Oh my goodness… That rainbow…"Bookmark here

It was also Nagi's first time in weeks that he saw colors. Even he had his emotions overflowing after seeing the scene.Bookmark here

The glasses will be briefly explained in the next chapter.Bookmark here

"We're back~" G shouted.Bookmark here



Rin and I, at the same time.Bookmark here

"This looks like a crime scene… No! A sparkles!"Bookmark here

"Woah… Nagi. I was expecting less than this. You really pulled this one out, huh. Good work!" we turned our heads to Shiro, who might know what in the world just happened.Bookmark here

"And Mori got his sight back!"Bookmark here

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"YEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!"Bookmark here

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At the end of the day, Nagi and Shiro explained what they were plotting as per Tenth's favor.Bookmark here

We were permitted to use the clubroom until dark and we celebrated Mori's full vision coming back. Even Tenth and Akira joined us.Bookmark here

And just so you know. Today is my day off again. The one last Monday was an exception but I work four times every week.

Chapter Message:Bookmark here

That wraps up 035!Bookmark here

I am not scared to say that my chapters are weak, although that is just from personal feedback. But I would say that this is objectively one of the weakest chapters I have written. Really, even I ask myself what I was doing when I was writing the initial draft of this.Bookmark here

On the other hand, of course we'll go past 35 chapters unlike NoFutsuu.Bookmark here

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