〜Rinka’s point of view~
“P-lease! I really want to see Ryosuke …… Yamamoto-kun!”
“……… I can’t have you coming to me every day like that.”
It has been a month since Ryosuke was hospitalized.
I really want to quit my job and stay with him, but it’s hard to do that considering what’s ahead of me.
However, he seems to be doing better these days and is able to talk normally even without me and Mai and the others.
….Still, he is a world away from the bright days of Ryosuke.
The real Ryosuke is a much more energetic and talkative kid.
Yes, he has been strange for a year now.
His face and demeanor may look fine, but he hasn’t talked much since the incident. …… Why was I fooled by his appearance and didn’t notice it?
He always smiled when I talked to him,……, but as a mother, I am a failure. I didn’t notice anything wrong with her until she was like that. ……
….But I won’t be depressed…I’ll definitely bring back the Ryosuke of those days.
─ ─ That’s why I don’t want a girl like this to come to him.
The one who is bowing in front of me is Kirishima-san.
I’ve heard a lot of details about her. …… She’s one of the people who assaulted Mai and broke Ryosuke’s heart.
I’m sorry, but next to Kazuhiko-san and Kaede, you are the one I can’t forgive. You tried to get Mai and she refused, so you assaulted her?
I would never have let my son meet with a girl like that.
She has been coming to apologize every day since Ryosuke was hospitalized, but even so, I am never moved by her.
I don’t care if she thinks I’m a cold woman,…… because what she did is unforgivable.
“There’s nothing to talk about with a girl who assaulted Mai. ……Get the hell out of my house.”
I’m easily misunderstood because I look so young, but I will never forgive people who can’t forgive him, okay?
…… but she won’t budge even when I give her a stern warning. She’s a real stubborn girl.
“I-I didn’t do anything violent to her! I just pushed her!”
“Just pushed her!? If it was a bad hit, she could have been seriously hurt!? You’re not here to talk about that kind of nonsense!?”
“Oh, …… Uhm…… sorry ……”
“No need to apologize to me. It doesn’t matter how much you try to impress me, I’m not going to bond with you… I’m Ryosuke’s mother, you know? I’m the mother who protects my child! …… Listen okay? Stay out of my life! Ryosuke and Mai as well!”
“……………Yes…… I’m going home today……”
I dared her so, and she stumbled off, drooping in her seat.
As someone who has a daughter around the same age, it pains me to see her pessimistic backside,……, but I have no regrets of any kind.
I’m sorry, but I have no sympathy for Kirishima-san.
[I kicked Kirishima as hard as I could.]
That must have really hurt.
From the way I saw her, she seems to have serious feelings for Ryosuke. I can only imagine how painful it must have been for her to be violated by the man she loves. Being his mother, I’m sorry that he laid a hand on you.
But you know what …… Ryosuke was in even more pain, you know?
Hunting down my cute son with so many people,…… and to top it all off, even Mai,…… I can’t forgive them……….Never………. ……G……Kuh……Ah…… don’t cry! You have to be a strong mother to protect Ryosuke.
I wiped my tears and headed for the hospital.
Of course, I am paying full attention to my tail. Kaede and Kirishima-san have followed me a few times, and I’ve swept them off their feet.
Kirishima-san followed me today, but I rolled up in the middle of the day.
~Ryosuke’s point of view~.
─ ─ I’m looking out the window.
I have no choice but to do so because I have nothing else to do. I don’t even feel like playing games. Even if I try to force myself to play, I immediately turn off the screen.
—I look out the window.
A bird is flying, and I’m very jealous. Flying in the sky without thinking. But I don’t want to be reincarnated as a bird. I’m destined to be eaten as a chicken.
—I look out the window.
I pressed the nurse’s call to pass the time, and they got mad at me, but I told them honestly that I pressed the nurse’s call because I was bored out of my mind, and they were happy to talk to me …… but left immediately when a patient was waiting for me.
—I look out the window.
—I look out the window.
—I look out the window.
When it comes down to it, there’s nothing to do.
My life is too much of a waste to begin with.
But it’s not so bad to have nothing to do.
I don’t have to hate anyone.
I don’t have to feel the stares.
I don’t have to go to school.
I don’t have to look at my sister.
I don’t have to listen to my father.
I don’t have to see Kirishima.
I don’t have to feel the desire to kill my classmates.
I kept looking at the sky.
Then suddenly the door is opened.
Who could it be?
“Hey Ryosuke~……, I came here today for lunch.”
It was my mother who came.
I was just having some free time by myself.
I was glad she came.
“It’s mother right~? I was picked up by a high school age kid at a convenience store earlier. …… The lady over there……! When I told him that I’m going to be 40 soon,……, he was so surprised and ran away!”
“…… that can’t be helped. Mom looks so young and beautiful,…… and she also has big breasts.”
“Fufu……Do you know the term sexual harassment?”
When I said something joking out of mischief, my mother glared at me… but she didn’t look angry.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to joke around with someone like this.
One hour later, this time Mai came to visit me with Uncle and Auntie.
But for some reason, Uncle Kotaro was with them, so there were four of us.
Uncle Kotaro…… didn’t have that much contact with me, but after I was hospitalized, he started coming to see me frequently. …… He might be a rather nice person.
Me and my uncle are in an alliance to destroy the school,…… but he hasn’t told anyone, has he?
─ ─ My surroundings are lively today.
I’m so happy I could cry.
I’m really tired of working hard, so I’m going to take a break here at …… hospital for a while.
—-But in the evening, everyone will go home.
There is a rule in this hospital that visitors are only allowed to see me for two hours. They can’t make me the only one who gets special treatment.
I was the only one left behind in the quiet hospital room.
I looked out the window again.
I looked closer and saw my sister standing above the clouds.
“What the hell are you doing up there?”
She’s as crazy as ever.
But there’s nothing to be afraid of. …… I don’t think she can come down from that high up.
She was at my feet before, but now she’s so far away from me.
One of these days she will move away from me until I can’t see her.
Then something will change.
When she disappears completely from my mind,…… I will finally be able to take a step forward.
I’ve been in a daze a lot lately, not thinking about anything.
I can look out the window without having nightmares, without hating or resenting anyone.
How thankful I am for that.
My head has been a mess for a long time now, so …… I can be at ease here and not see people I hate.
“……………Sister is an eyesore.”
I get up from the bed and close the curtains.
“Goodbye …… sis, you used to be so beautiful and kind.”
I wonder if my younger sister is going to school properly? I hope she’s not shutting herself in again and annoying her mother.
“No, let’s not think about anything else.”
I closed my eyelids and decided to take a nap until dinner.
(I hope I can have a good dream.)
〜New Nurse’s Perspective~
“Takamiya-san! Your daughter is here!”
It looks like the Director’s daughter came to deliver his lunch. The Director got up from his seat with a smile and went to his daughter who was waiting at the reception desk.
─ ─ The director’s daughter is a senior in high school.
She is petite, cute, and has a small animal-like cuteness. She is shy, but is apparently the student body president at her school. She visits him with a lunch box.
“….My daughter seems to have forgotten her lunchbox,…… so I’m going to eat it outside with her. I’ll be back soon, but I need you to look after him, okay?”
……That he even has the attribute of a screw-up is something to be reckoned with!
I looked over at the director who was laughing as he spoke, and his daughter who was bowing repeatedly.
“Alright! Work mode, work mode!”
But still, I was nervous about working alone for the first time.
I mustn’t let my nerves slacken! I have to tighten up!
“….Uhm……… I’m here to see Ryosuke Yamamoto…”
Ten minutes later, a young woman arrived.
She was young, maybe high school age.
Her mature appearance exuded elegance.
Ryosuke Yamamoto………. I believe he was the one who had been visited by quite a few people just a few minutes before.
There were many people, but they didn’t make a fuss, so there were no complaints. Above all, he was a boy that Director Takamiya had his eye on, so even though I had just been assigned to him, I remember him strongly…… and above all, he was good-looking.
“Hmm,……, a visit?”
“Can I? ….I know he misses me, because he couldn’t see me …….”
I need the director’s permission to visit, but the receptionist’s hours are almost over.
If I waited for the Director to come back, she wouldn’t be able to see him.
“……, may I ask your name?”
“My name is Kaede Yamamoto.”
“Yamamoto, Yamamoto……… ah, are you Yamamoto Ryosuke-kun’s sister or elder sister by any chance?”
“Yes, I am his sister.”
I knew it!
You look just like him!
If that’s the case, I know who she is.
Besides, he sounded happy earlier, so he’s not a critical case ……, I guess I can let her through! —Yeah, I’m sure the Director, who cares specifically about him, would let her through!
…… No, wait?
—-I felt a chill and pulled out a list I had in a drawer.
There’s a lot of information about the patient on there. …… Uwa, this is bad!
It said “Kaede Yamamoto” under people to watch out for.
His mother had come to visit him, so I thought there were no family problems, but …… I was about to make a terrible mistake as soon as I was assigned to him.
If I let someone on this list through, I would definitely lose my head.
“I’m sorry… the reception has already closed.”
“…………, is that so?”
Kaede then leaves gracefully.
The receptionist was frightened by Kaede’s intimidation, but was relieved when the conversation ended without incident.
“Haa,…… let’s go get a drink.”
Nervous and thirsty from the midsummer heat, the receptionist left her post to get a drink from the refrigerator.
And in less than 30 seconds, she was back at the reception desk.
“…There is always someone…in my way”
Kaede broke into the hospital ward just as the receptionist was leaving.
The hospital is not that big and does not have that many employees. If there were many patients, a new nurse would be hired, but at present there are only a few patients in the hospital, including Ryosuke.
This is enough to get by with a small number of people.
Except for the new nurse at the reception desk, no one is walking in the corridors of the ward because she is in the middle of taking care of other patients, and no one notices Kaede. So as long as she passes the receptionist…… the rest of is out of the question.
And Kaede found the nameplate she was looking for.
No one would ever think that someone would trespass into a hospital building,……, which is why the name plate says “Ryosuke Yamamoto” without any concealment.
—-Kaede opens the door to the room where Ryosuke is sleeping.