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Uh, okay. You don't like sitting without something to do anyway. You need to find your glasses first-
“Looking for this?” Sanae gives you your notebook and pen. Well, not what you had in mind, but you definitely need these. You point at your eye to Sanae, showing her that something is missing from your precious eye.
“Oh, Eirin gave you that eye patch to cover the removed eye, since she said the bandage on your face can be removed now, since by now it has been healed.”
Damn Sanae, she doesn't get the- the bandage on your face was removed already? That's... terrifyingly fast. You remember that the doctor said it'll take some weeks to get healed. You look at the mirror at your side to check- wait, you still need the glasses. You make a 'glasses' with your finger and put it on your face... Although it's more fitting to call it a 'monocle', since the other hand is broken.
“Oh!” Sanae hits her own head, reaches inside her outfit and gives you the glasses. Heh, finally she caught the meaning... One advantage of being a woman; they can store something inside their breast pocket without being afraid that someone will pickpocket it. And not to mention that she has quite large brea-
“Hm... So, how's your dream? Do you remember anything from sleeping for three days?” Sanae cuts your naughty thought before it could manifest. You try to call on your dr- wait, three days!? You stare at her in surprise.
“W-w-w-what's wrong?” What's wrong? Doesn't she understand how wrong it is when a person sleeps for three days? Alright... Take your breath, this isn't something that needs to be freaked about; Your body functions normally, your mind is still intact, everything's fine except for the broken bones, which is understandable. You better ask her what happened in the last three days.
“Uhm... Where to start... Well, after I left you in Eientei, I went back to the shrine to put away things that you had dropped. Lady Kanako and Lady Suwako asked why I did't carry you back, and...
She stops to mutter under her breath, it seems something has happened.
“And we decided to wait until tomorrow to visit you, since operations usually take many hours. Fast forward to the next day, when we visited the Eientei, Eirin said that you were still sleeping, but we still can see you in the room. She said that we should try again tomorrow. When I came again on the next day, she gave the same answer. We started to get worried, if something wrong has happened to you...”
Well, good that they noticed it. You don't want to become a male version of sleeping beauty. On the second thought, sleeping ugly is more fitting to you.
“Then today, when we came again, Eirin once again said that you are still sleeping, but we can take you back to the shrine. When we asked what she has been doing to you for you to be sleeping that long, she confessed that she has experimented with a new medicine on you. I was mad hearing that, but the result...“
She points to the mirror. You look at it; your face has fully healed. No marks, no scars... It's pretty smooth. Now, that's a miraculous medicine.
“Oh, and she asked me to give this to you.” Sanae gives you a folded paper. Hum, looks like a note. You open read it...
'Greetings. By the time you read this, you must already know that there was something unusual in my treatment. I'm sorry to drug you to sleep for three days, but you are satisfied with the healing, yes?”
Damn, so she did drug you to sleep... But still, looking at the result, you can't complain.
'Your bones will still be rapidly mending themselves for the next few days, so please this time, rest. I don't want you wasting the new medicine. If you come back to me before they fully mend, I'll make you a living statue for a month~'
Uh...You shudder while reading this. You are not sure if she's joking or not, since she has showed herself capable of making you sleep for days. If all doctors gave warnings like this, nobody would disobey a doctor's order.
'Jokes aside, tell Sanae not to worry about the payment. You can pay whenever you have the money if you come to me, I'm not too shabby when it comes to money. I told her a few times earlier, but she insisted on paying it all at once. Please understand this, I know all these medicines do cost a lot of money, but some herbs are hard to grow, some are hard to process...'
“I pay it all at once because Lady Kanako said that we better not get into debt with other person, because that can bite in the future...” says Sanae. She must be reading the note behind you.
'But this treatment, it's already payed by your... friend. It's a surprise that she wants to help you. Care to share your secret with that lady?'
'She'? You point this part of letter to Sanae.
“Uhm, no, I didn't pay anything to her. She only said that whole fee was already covered. I can only think about one person who did this... But, it's really strange of her to interfere directly so often like this.”
Heh... Yukari. She's helping you too much now. How can you pay her back after all her help? If only she actually told you your past...
'That's it for now, Reisen tells me that somebody's looking for me. Must be Sanae. Don't forget my warning. Farewell~
Signed, Yagokoro Eirin'
You sigh and fold back the paper. She's right, you need to rest, only for a few days. You'll fix the radio after you are fully healed, or at least until you can walk again, that's the least you can do to pay Yukari's kindness.
There is another thing that you better know about... Sanae's hatred of the umbrella girl. You ask her what's wrong between her and the umbrella girl.
“Eh?” Seems like she wasn't expecting that you'll ask this from her. “No, nothing's wrong... I... I mean, I was just freaked out that you are-”
You stare at her, she's a bad liar. You can notice there is difference between her normal talk. Besides, if there is nothing wrong, she wouldn't keep her mean attitude after she discovered that you are safe and the umbrella girl has no intention of harming you. She sighs and raises her arms in defeat.
“Alright, I give up... I did have a problem with her... But, prepare yourself, okay? Things that I will tell will be hard to understand... Don't think into it too much...” She takes a deep breath. “It was quite a long time ago... I was trying to gather faith from people at the village. To make them believe that there are gods in the shrine, I had to do something that would amaze people.”
She closes her eyes and mumbles something.
“Your glasses will fall in three seconds.”
Your glasses fall, and drop to your leg. Sanae takes them and gives them back to you.
“I haven't told you this before... I can cause a miracle.”
Wait, wait... How does this 'miracle' thing work? Did she see the future and tell it to you, or she really made the glasses fall? Or-
“Nobu, Nobu!” She calls you out from your thoughts again. “Don't think about it too much, okay? If you want details, overall it means I can make something out of chances. Like the chance an apple will fall down from the tree by itself, or chances that it'll rain today, anything, good or bad.”
Good or bad? Wait, if she can do that, why didn't she save you when you fell? Like, falling to the bushes or somewhere soft? You scribe your question to her.
“Theoretically, I could've saved you, but I would've needed time to cast it... I was too late to realize that you were falling, not to mention I was panicking...Sorry, if I had the chance...”
You nod to her in understanding. Although this 'miracle' thing confuses you; Why doesn't she create a miracle to make people come to this shrine, instead of her coming to the village? Or make your bones instantly heal themselves, it counts as a miracle, right? Or-
“Nobu, don't think about it too much. Just call it 'magic' and we are done, okay?”
Err...Fine. Besides, if you dwell into this 'magic' thing, she can't continue her story.
“Where was I...Oh, right. So I was preparing a big miracle, worth several hours of casting, I thought that'll bring a lot of faith towards the shrine...” Sanae palms her hand. “Before Kogasa came and surprised me, messing the spell, and instead of something good like rain, tadpoles and frogs fell from the sky! It was pretty hectic when that happened... Several hours of casting lost because of her...”
Raining frogs... You think that you heard that before in a fairy tale or something... But having several hours of work lost because of one person must be really frustrating, although keeping it inside your heart won't be healthy. You scribe to her that she should forgive her for it.
“Why?! She didn't even feel sorry about that! She just walked away and laughed! You don't know how much trouble that-”
You wait until she cools down. It's not easy to forgive a person, but you have to do it someday.
“I... I'm sorry for yelling at you...” Sanae gets quiet for a while. “I... I will try, okay?”
“Nobu! Dinner's ready!” Suwako comes into the room. Hmm, that food smells good. “Sanae, rest. I'll feed him this time.”
Sanae nods and walks out of the room. Huh? It's unusual for Suwako to feed you. Actually, maybe you can eat on your own now, looking at your better condition.
“Come on Nobu, the train will enter your mouth soon! Cho choo!” She takes a spoonful of rice. You roll your eye; you are not a 5 year old boy. Suwako seems to notice this.
“Ahaha! Sorry Nobu, just kidding! Now ahhh~”
You eagerly open your mouth, this is the second time you eat rice. You hope it won't be as painful like before...
It was sudden, but you noticed it, she looks grimmer, out of her cheerful attitude, before hiding that with her smile. What was- Meh, screw it. You have a stomach to fill.
“Nobu, I have something to tell you.” Suwako puts down the empty bowl and starts talking. “I... I'm sorry, I endangered you life... If I didn't lie to you...”
You stare at her in confusion, what does she mean?
“Listen... The carriage that you used earlier... Actually...It's not exactly a carriage. It's a bag... I thought that it should help Sanae carry things she bought, but seeing you... I thought you might want to go with her, and I thought the bag will be strong enough to hold you...”
Damn... You can't find a word to express this... You almost got killed-
“Kanako always tells me to think things throughout, or something bad will happen... And it shows now... I did the mistake that risk other people's life... Like some hundred years ago...”
She crawls to you, and puts her face really, really close to you.
“Don't worry Nobu... I'll pay for my mistake... If I won't do my punishment, I'll forget again like before... Just relax...”
She kisses you in the mouth. Passionately.
Go down with the temptation...
No...You can't... This is wrong...
To proofreader:Are you okay to proof a sex scene, if that one choice is chosen?