A collection of suspicious events:
Yesterday and never, drink every radio ever.
Warning: Character Death
BEEPBEEP BEEPBEEP BEEPBEEP.
My alarm clock blares loudly, awakening me from my slumber. I wave my arm around wildly, hoping to find the damn thing. Eventually I succeed in knocking it off the bedside table, alongside a couple bottles of pills, but it continues to release that incredibly annoying tone. I sigh, knowing I'll have to get up, and lever my legs off the side of the bed. My eyes meet the clock and I blink a couple of times so I can read the time.
After shrugging on my uniform in world record time, I grab my bookbag and sprint outside before having to turn back around to lock my door. I wouldn't want Kenji getting in there. I should have time to get to class, but breakfast looks like it'll be off limits. I begin a light jog away from the dormitories, I hope Mutou isn't angry, I am doing pretty well in his classes so-
My thoughts are cut off when I'm knocked to the ground, luckily I was hit in the shoulder, so I shouldn't die. At least I hope I won't die.
"Ouch, ouch, ouch... that hurt..." My collide-ee speaks, it doesn't sound like Emi though?
"I'm so sorry, I wasn't looking where I was going." I apologize from my seated position, and look at the person stood before me. She has short, ashen hair tied into a ponytail and a white and blue uniform. She must be a transfer, the council were running out of uniforms when I was helping them, I guess she's just wearing her old uniform until she can get her Yamaku uniform.
"Huh?" She looks down at me, and notices that I've been knocked over and her eyes grow wider.
"Are you okay?" I respond. Christ I feel bad, she's new here and everything and I've scared her half to death. She seems to blank out for a second as her gaze wanders past me and into the distance.
"You... are okay, right?" I continue while levering myself back onto my feet.
"Y-yeah... I'm fine." She dusts herself off and returns her gaze to me.
"That's a relief, I was really worried for a second there." I breath a sigh of relief, glad I didn't trigger some sort of episode or something. However, classes jump to the forefront of my mind. "Sorry, but I've got to get going, I'm gonna be late for my class."
"Class! you're right, I've got to go too!" She panics, before turning her head towards the main building.
"I'll see you around." I give a wave over my shoulder that Akira would be proud of, and make my way to classes, dreading the test that we have coming up.
Lilly and Hanako must be in the tea room, Shizune and Misha in the council room, Rin would be... In fact I have no clue were Rin would be, and Emi's probably at the track. Suppose that leaves the Cafeteria for my lunch needs. Before long I've arrived and ended up in the que, and trying to decided what to eat. I go for the "special" and turn on my heel with tray in hand.
I scan the cafeteria for anyone I know, Miki? Maeda? I don't see anyone. Then my eyes meet her, the girl I ran into this morning and didn't even ask her name. I briefly consider sitting with her and apologizing for running into her again, but decide that, I did promise Lilly that I'd go see her after classes, I may as well go now. I grab the packages from the tray and place the plastic container on the pile before making my way upstairs. I give the mystery girl a short wave as I leave, and she returns it in a much more nervous fashion.
"Nakai, I need you to stay behind for a moment." Mutou grabs my shoulder as I begin leaving, this isn't a question like it usually is, this is an order.
"Sure." I respond and decide to lean up against one of the front desks so I can avoid standing. Mutou retrieves his phone from his briefcase and makes a quiet call, all I can decipher is "He's waiting." And before long, the door creaks open. In walk two fully geared out police officers, and my throat becomes dry. I've not done anything wrong, but there must be something very strange going on if they want to talk to me.
"Nakai?" The male officer asks.
"Great, we'd like to ask you a couple of questions."
"Sure, I'll take a seat." I reply as I let my bag drop to the ground and Mutou makes his way out of the room and closing the door behind him. Once we are all seated around the large desk, the female officer speaks up.
"There have been some occurrences here at Yamaku, we're currently investigating them, and we believe that you could be tied to these events."
"Occurrences?" I mirror, what could have happened? The male officer moves in to clarify.
"We understand that you are close friends with a certain Lilly Satou... and Hanako Ikezawa, correct?"
"Yeah, I see them almost every day. They've been on a trip to Hokkaido for the last two days though." I retort. Both officers gulp simultaneously.
"We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but Satou and Ikezawa were declared dead yesterday."
"W-what do you mean!?" I explode.
"We have reason to believe that they were targets of a murderer."
"A MURDER!?" I shout even louder. Who would do this? Why? Am I a suspect? What's going on!?
The officers spend the next hour explaining how Lilly's death seemed to be a suicide, as her shoes and a suicide note were left on the roof above... where she landed, and that Hanako was found on the roof, supposedly stabbed to death. My head spins with thoughts, so much so that I begin to feel ill and have to ask for the nearby fire safety bucket to vomit into.
It's been two months since the funerals. I was crushed at first, I couldn't find reason to pull myself from bed. Somehow though, Emi pulled me though. Sometimes literally, sometimes emotionally. I cried every day for the first week, I cried about how I loved Lilly and never got to say it, I cried about Hanako finally coming out of her shell only to be cut down, I cried about how they never found the murderer, but as time went on, Emi and Rin got better at stopping me.
I've begun eating lunch with them, but we decided to eat near the track from now on as the roof holds some very bad memories for me. Today Emi promised a "super special lunch treat!" for us, so I'm actually feeling pretty excited for it. As I arrive, I find Emi and Rin already digging in to a huge feast laid out upon a small sheet under a tree. I sit with them and eat, chat and eventually joke and laugh. For the first time since I was told, I laugh. I don't know how Emi does it.
[Emi][Meet me at the main gate?]
I snap my phone shut after checking the message once more. My mouth releases small clouds of fog as I make my way through the cold sunset. I've been dating Emi for at least a week, but we've yet to go on a proper date. Maybe tonight will be our first date?
I reach the front gate and can't see Emi, I peek my head outside and still fail to see her. I guess I'll call her. I pull my phone and thumb to Emi's contact before hitting the call button. My phone beeps for second, and then I hear another phone in the distance. Ohh, I see, she's hiding from me, and now her cover is blown. I slowly make my way over to the tree she's hidden behind and jump out.
Before me lies Emi in a crumpled heap, below her a growing pool of blood. My heart sinks, not again. No, this is just a sick joke. This can't be real.
"I... I... I..." A voice emanates from behind me and I spin around to see the girl I had ran into all those months ago, splatted with blood, her uniform no longer pristine.
"Is this some kind of sick joke!?" I explode.
"...n-no... I..." As she speaks, something drops from her hand and meets the ground with a metalic clank. It's a knife, stained with blood.
"It was you?" Anger drips from my voice.
"I... you... she..." She stutters, at this point I'm far from caring how she feels. I take another glance at her form, stained with red. This is
real. it was her all that time ago. And she's done it again. She takes a small step forward and reaches her hands out towards me.
"WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? GET AWAY FROM ME!" I scream as my heart thumps harder than it's ever thumped before.
"...n... n-no... w-wait!"