After the display on that opening day, I could say that things were going roughly as I had been expecting. Since I left it clear that I wasn’t exactly sociable, the other students, despite their curiosity about my youth and whatnot, left me alone during classes and other times.
One slight miscalculation of mine was for the desks to be made for two students at the same time. Sitting side by side.
This meant that, by simple luck and basic exclusion logic, me, the antisocial loner would end up with whoever was unlucky enough to not find someone willing to share a desk with them. Of course, if on one hand you had the unsociable me, the other one was the excluded bully victim, miss handsome.
The following week went by in the blink of an eye… Is what did not happen. In fact, thanks to my anxiousness, I spent most of my time thinking my plans over and over due to the lack of things to focus on during my break times.
However, for this whole week that I spent working under Koltz, I ended up even more confused about my current situation. As the days went by, I started noticing with greater ease the disparity between those who are players and those who aren’t. From the way they acted to the way the walked, all of them had these slight details that left it easy and clear who they were.
Most importantly, was how they seemed to be indifferent and ignorant when they spoke to me and other non-players. Though, to be honest, I couldn’t really blame them, as I’d most likely do the same thing in their case.
(AN: Three cheers for early release! Hip, hip, GUACAMOLE!)
(AN2: What? I like the word. Sounds funny. Heh. Guacamole… Heheh.)
As I came back from my pit of memories, I let out a long sigh, feeling as my whole body seemed to reply to it by the weight in my chest wobbling slightly. The fact that I’m kind of getting used to it already is REALLY scary, but I guess I shouldn’t be complaining about it for now. While thinking so, a thought crossed my mind, so turning my attention back to my cellphone, I asked the gods on the other side about something.
“Wait a second. How the hell did you guys know about the name Aszuci? I’m pretty sure I never spoke about it before?” I asked dubiously.
“Hmph. You think that I, the god of technology wouldn’t know about your default name for female characters?” Geeky said with a proud tone. (more…)
“Muu… I see. I can kind of understand now.” Clarie said annoyed. “Still, you could have tolds us about you earlier, you know? I mean, i don’t know if i would have helped you, but…”
“Sorry…” I said a bit depressed.
“Also, did you really have to release your full pressure when we met? That was kinda mean. You have any idea how scary you are when you are using it?” She asked me while tightening her grip around my neck annoyed for a moment.
“Magical… Girls?” Shelly said shocked as she held her head in her hands. “And i’ll have to fight them?”
“Well, it MAY be one of your duties later on.” Vivian said as she waited for Shelly to recover from her shock before walking ahead. “Also, we aren’t entirely sure if that’s how they are actually called, but if we base ourselves in your culture, then we believe that to be the case.”
“You just stated yourself as being a foreigner, and the lack of data about your person agrees with that fact.” Zero said in her usual tone. “However, taking in account the archaic garments and equipment you had in your person, as well as you insisting on something like a god sending you here leads me to conclude that you might suffer from delusions based on fantasy settings. While the cause of such delusions is unknown to me, it is enough for me to conclude that you require assistance.”
“And why the hell would a god sending me to another world be enough to conclude that I’m crazy?” I asked in a mix of annoyance and confusion.
“Because an entity such as ‘god’ has not been found or confirmed as of yet.” She replied.
Within the top floors of Grandia enterprises branch building, on the Darta’s city central area stood a massive reunion room. It had more than enough space to house officials from all the other branches, including the main building.
In fact, the sole reason this building wasn’t considered the Headquarters of Grandia was tradition, since long has been since the branch had grown bigger than the main building itself. Still, that didn’t stop the company to expand almost endlessly throughout the countries.
Leaving the bathroom with the towel hanging on his shoulder, Drake headed towards the service area where he hung the towel to dry.
Looking around, he didn’t see the towel he had lent to Kara either, so he wondered if she was still showering. Since he didn’t have anything to do there anymore, he simply left the service area and walked towards the kitchen, opening the fridge to see if he had anything to snatch before his sister got home… (more…)