Are you okay?
Noisy. The regular sound of chattering welcomed him when he entered the classroom. Sighed slightly he sat on his chair, ignored the stares of his best friends.
“Are you okay?”
He shrugged it off. He really didn’t want to respond to anything around him. Everything was annoying. The chattering, their laugh, the jokes. Every sound he heard sounded mocking him. He wanted to puke.
A sudden nausea attacked him when somebody accidentally touched his nape. He closed his eyes before started to dash out of the classroom. He threw everything in his stomach out on the sink. The gurgling sound of the flowing water sounded like a sarcastic laughter in his ears. He saw his own reflection in the mirror in front of him. The shadow was smirking at him, laughed at him in silence, and mocked his foolishness.
He closed his eyes, tried hard to erase the annoying smirk in front of him, before slowly moved out of the rest room to meet the empty hallway. Slowly he walked out the building. The breeze of the winter air welcomed him once again. Instead of freezing, he felt freshen. The cold wind which touched his skin calmed his mind. He stopped in an abandoned park and sat down on a bench. He smiled slightly. “Only stupid people roamed around in a park in this freezing day.” He said it to himself.
“Then you are one of those stupid.”
He turned around and found Ren stared at him.
“What are you doing here? Came to school late then suddenly ran away before it even started. I thought we’re going to graduate together.”
Yamato again only smiled slightly. There’s no more than that. No words came out from his mouth. He really didn’t want to talk with anybody right now.
Sighed, Ren took a seat beside him. “I’ve told you that you can tell me everything, haven’t I?”
Yamato snorted. “I really don’t want to talk about anything with anybody right now. So just let me alone, please.”
“No.” Ren snapped quickly. “If I let you alone in this kind of state, you will start a fight with somebody out there. Remember what happened few months ago? There’s no way I will let you roam around with a very unfriendly face of yours right now.”
“Whatever.” With that Yamato stood up and started to walk away again.
Ren followed him. Inside his heart he had an urge of feeling to grab him and forced him to tell him everything but half of his heart told him to just let him be. After the incident which made him spent a night in jail, Yamato became more silent than usual. It was not that he was a talkative before, but lately he became more silent than he was. It looked like he always tried to spend his time all by himself. Stayed alone in the rooftop almost all the time, not interested in everything they discussed in the classroom. Everybody found him tried to avoid them. They just looked at each other when he rejected their offer to do anything together. No one tried to offense because when they did it he would always dash out the classroom and never came back.
He was in a difficult time, give him space.
Kuraki always said that to defend him. But Ren knew that something was going on. Something really bad was happening, and he needed to know.