Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu Volume 10 - The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya First Part

Today was Monday, the first day of the school week, and although nothing out of the ordinary had happened to speak of the walk home from school seemed to be dragging on even longer than usual. Maybe that was due to the fact that my body was still stuck in a semi-relaxed state after spending a lazy Sunday the day before.

The first stretch of the journey wasn't too bad since Haruhi and the others had at least been there to distract me, but now that they had gone their separate ways and I found myself walking this long road alone I found myself afflicted by sudden feelings of loneliness. It would seem that being surrounded by the members of the SOS Brigade has somehow managed to become my normal state. It's not as though I was particularly avoiding this happening but I'm not quite sure what to think of the fact that I have allowed myself to become so thoroughly tainted by this whole sordid affair. It's as though I was testing some dangerous waters with one foot and promptly found myself up to my neck in it.

"Ah, well…"

For no particular reason I stopped walking and turned around. Somehow the spring light seemed to be shining down upon the path more brightly than usual. It could be because the eyes of the freshmen doubling as prospective Brigade members who had dropped by after school had been glittering with such charming innocence. But then again it could have just been the effects of a sunlight-related weather phenomenon.

"It's not like it matters to me." This comment was utterly pointless as well. I sometimes find myself wondering: is there actually any point in talking to yourself if there's nobody else there to hear you? Speech that doesn't convey any information can hardly amount to anything beyond a simple vocal exercise. And just for the record, I don't think I have any particular habit of talking to myself. So I can only presume that my words just now were a feeble attempt at self-persuasion. The fact of the matter is whatever Haruhi may have tainted me with, it happened a long time ago and, even if it were possible for me to wash it out at this late stage, I don't have a single Golgi apparatus' worth of intention of doing so.

As these thoughts went through my head, my homing instincts kicked in, and I once more found myself trudging down the long path home, forcing thoughts of Sasaki, Kuyou and all the other new SOSBrigade-related irregular factors that had shown up with the new school year firmly away into a deep crevice of my mind, until eventually I reached the end of the day in my own bedroom. All of this had by now become part of my every day timetable and, unsurprisingly enough, today was no different.

In other words…

Nothing much happened today that was worth writing about.

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