Sousuke had come to the hospital with Shion. The policeman drove them to this point in a police car. He was bleeding so profusely for such a shallow wound that they almost called an ambulance, but he somehow managed to talk them out of it.
As soon as the bandages were wrapped and he left the treatment room and went out into the hallway, Shion, who was sitting in the seat in front of him, stood up with a start.
“How did it go!?”
“Please be calm.”
While correcting Shion, he returned to the waiting area near the reception desk. After paying for the consultation, the doctor would give him a prescription and take him to the pharmacy nearby to pick up his medicine. Since the area is sparsely populated, it is not likely to take too long.
Sousuke sat back in his seat.
“The wound was shallow, so I just need to disinfect it. After that, they will give me ointment and antibiotics.”
“That’s good, I was afraid you would be seriously hurt when you went flying off at such a high speed.”
“Well, I was lucky.”
When he said this, Shion stared at him.
“Adding oil to the fire is a saying, just like Sou-chan himself, right?”
Is she saying that the abusive man was agitated with the other party?
Then, Shion hugged him. Looking closely, she seemed to be trembling a little.
“I was really scared. It could have been a murder case in that room.”
“You’re exaggerating. He’s just a violent man with a big temper. He hesitates at my provocation, so he doesn’t have the courage to commit murder.”
“Mou…… Can you please stop acting so dangerous already?”
Then Sousuke exhaled with a slightly downcast look on his face.
“But you know, if I didn’t do that much, I wouldn’t be able to save Aimi-chan from that family. If he hadn’t hit me, he probably wouldn’t even be arrested.”
“! Eh, don’t tell me you went to get beat up for that?”
“And while I’m at it, let’s pretend it was a cut.”
Sousuke indicated the bandage on his arm.
“N-no way. If you want to help Aimi, you should do it more peacefully.”
“I agree with you, but if I don’t get hurt, things won’t change. If she lives with her mother and a violent man like that, the worst may happen sooner or later. Then wouldn’t it be better if I took a beating?”
Shion, whose eyes had been wide open, slumped her shoulders as if in resignation.
“You’re being too physical, even though it might not have been a one-shot deal.”
“I don’t think I’m going to get away unscathed with that kind of aggravation. I’m prepared for that much.”
“After Sou-chan left, Asahiga-senpai, the head of the Public Morals Committee, came to see you.”
“In the classroom?
The one that was taken out was a Japanese paper envelope. The envelope is rectangular and has a light blue tint.
When he took it, and it read, “Letter of Fulfillment” written in brush strokes.
“What is this?
“He wants to challenge Sou-chan to a duel.”
Sousuke, as expected, is puzzled and asks back.
“I think it’s written inside, isn’t it?”
He broke the seal and took out the contents, which was a folded piece of letterhead made of the same material.
He unfolded it.
[On August 31, at 16:30, I would like to challenge Sousuke Sugaya to a duel.]
Sousuke read the letter to the end and closed it.
“Is he as famous as the council president?”
“I see. ……”
This is a race that should not be involved in too much.
“Y-You know. That”
Shion was fidgeting apologetically in some way.
“When he came to the classroom, he called out Sou-chan’s name loudly, declared that tomorrow’s duel would take place in this classroom ……, and left.”
Did he have some kind of grudge against him? As for the details of the duel, it seems that Asahiga wants to put Sousuke on the public morals committee.
The next day.
Sousuke went to school alone. He was told to go ahead because Shion had hopelessly overslept.
He was tapped on the shoulder in front of his shoe box, and when he turned around, he saw Masaki standing there.
“I heard you’re going to have some kind of a tie fight with the head of the public morals committee, huh?”
It was true what Shion said. This would mean that all of his classmates know about it, though.
”I don’t know how I caught his eye. I don’t think I ever spoke to him.”
“Isn’t it because you had a fight with the president of the student council before? You see, the student council and the public morals committee don’t get along with each other very well.”
” Yeah, ……, I remember having sparks flying in the classroom with that person.”
“I’m looking forward to it!”
Masaki said so and left for the purchasing department. She was probably buying breakfast.
“What do you mean by looking forward to, ouch.”
I felt a sharp pain on the sole of my slipper, which was stuck in my foot. I took them off and looked at it.
It was a drawing pin.
He looked around, but no one seemed to be paying attention to Sousuke.
Sousuke let out a breath.
“Heh, someone really is picking a fight with me, huh?”