Classmate AShe's here!
Classmate BI can't believe she showed up.
The school was far less pleasant.
I know a lot of kids say that. Not very many kids actually like school, but, for me...
Classmate AYeah, after what we did to her yesterday, I figured she'd just stay at home.
Classmate BMaybe she likes it!
For me Seven Hearts Academy was like a torture chamber. One I was forced to go into with a smile almost everyday. And one I came out of not knowing why I even bothered showing up in the first place.
TeacherClass, we have a new student. Would you come in and introduce yourself?
YuiI'm Y-yui... Y-yui S-sakano.
Classmate BWhat kind of introduction was that?
Classmate ASeriously! I can barely hear her! What was her name again!?
Just by introducing myself, I knew things at this school wouldn't be any different.
ClassmateHey Yui-chan! It was Yui, right?
Classmate(Did I get her name wrong?)
ClassmateHello, Yui-chan!? You there!?
Yui...Huh!? Sorry, were you talking to me?
ClassmateYou are Yui-chan, right? I mean, your name is Yui... right?
YuiYui Sakano, did you need something from me?
Classmate(What's with the attitude?)
ClassmateNo, I mean, not really. I just wanted to talk.
YuiOh. . .
Classmate(No need to seem so disappointed)
Classmate(Is it because I needed to make sure I got her name right?)
Classmate(Its not my fault she was so quiet!)
ClassmateDo you like Phantasy Quest?
YuiI'm not a fan of anime.
ClassmateIts an MMO.
Yui... ... ...
YuiMMO? Like a video game?
ClassmateYeah, just like that!
YuiI sometimes play my brother's PlayBox, but I don't think he has that game.
ClassmateIt a PC game...How do you not know that!? Phantasy Quest is really popular, you know!?
YuiI'm not good with computers.
ClassmateI suppose now you'll tell me you don't have a cellphone.
YuiI can text. Did you want my number?
ClassmateNo! I mean, I don't want anything from you, I just thought I'd try and get to know you. You know, be nice!
Yui(Well, that was quick)
ClassmateDon't bother. I won't bother you again.
YuiOh...okay...didn't mean to waste your time.
Classmate(Seriously!? What is this girl's problem!)
Not long after I made my failed introduction to my new classmates my dad died. Mom didn't tell me how he died just that he did.
We held a memorial service, my brother cried.
I never saw him cry before.
Since then, when I got home, mom was still out. When she was home, she wasn't far from a bottle.
My brother was hit hard too, but he didn't abandon me.
He was still there...
still wanting to talk...
usually about daddy.
When he didn't want to talk, we played games together.
--Chapter 1: A Magical Girl!?--