Author: Inaida Sou
Translator: Kei of ChocoCats
○ 239 DAYS AGO
It’s been ten days since my brother yelled at me. I’m going back to school after long rest with a nervous feeling. Why? That’s because I haven’t seen my brother in the past week.
Even if I want to prepare for another surprise, my parents took turns in taking days off from work to watch over me, and it seems that they also realized that I would behave abnormally when I approach my brother, I can’t even create something with paper. My brother didn’t even pass by my room, I can hear his voice talking to my parents in the living room, but I never saw him even though we live under the same roof.
I really can’t help to worry.
He messed up the insects in his morgue box, and he suddenly become emotional. I ate breakfast in my room separately, but I remembered my mother said, “It’s been a long time since you went to school, but don’t do anything rash. Listen to Onii-chan properly.” So, it seems that I must go to school with my brother today.
My brother appeared in the living room when I was looking down, trembling in fear of whatever comes after. After staring at me for a while, he gave me a gentle smile.
“Good morning, Mai. Shall we go?”
I didn’t make any bento, so my brother and I changed our clothes to uniforms. He didn’t say anything strange, but my brother’s smiling face was so unnatural that I stared at him in amazement.
My brother is holding my hand. It may be an act in front of my parents because of my recent accident. However, even after we were sent off by my parents and left the house, my brother kept holding hands with me. When we both stopped at the pedestrian crossing, I asked him.
“Onii-chan, why are you still holding my hand?”
He asked back and I became speechless. My brother’s hands are too cold, I can’t tell if it’s a living hand or not, it’s a dangerous temperature. If I had to say myself, I am always full of life and warm, so it’s contrasting with him. There is no discomfort though.
However, I don’t understand why he’s still holding my hand even though my parents aren’t around. If he pushes me down to the river or the middle of the road, I wouldn’t be surprised, but he’s leading me to walk on the inner sidewalk instead, and while waiting for the traffic light, he stood in front of me with his hand tightly clasped on mine.
“What is it? You have been fidgeting since earlier.”
My brother is suspicious of my uncomfortable speech and conduct. But no matter how you look at it, the one who is being weird is him. In a blink of an eye, my brother leads me by hand while saying, “The light has turned green.”
What’s on earth happened to my brother…?
While feeling confused, I let myself be pulled by my brother.
T/N: thank you for your comments on the last chapter and sorry for rarely replying. I hope you all enjoy the chapter!