Sunday, April 17, 2016

Toradora! Volume 09

It hurts.

Everything was lit up by that voice.

But the tiny voice was immediately swallowed by the roar of the raging snowstorm. Looking around at the blindingly white world around him, he felt as though he was going to be blown away by the strong winds. He tried to look towards the direction which the voice came from, but the wind that was cutting at his face made it impossible to open his eyes.

Fell down... It hurts.

The weak voice was heard again, but it disappeared almost immediately again. He wanted to find her as quickly as possible, but the sub-zero winds pushed him backwards.

Among the white snow, he discovered her even whiter fingernails.

His eyes came into contact with her small wrists, her diminutive shoulders, and also with her face that was almost covered completely by the snow.

He pushed forward with all his strength, desperate to save her. He pulled his snow boots out of the knee-deep snow with difficulty, and was finally able to grab hold of her fingers with his outstretched hand.

I can't hold on anymore.

It was too late. She slipped away, as if she lost her last bit of support.

Chapter 1

He woke up, clutching his head just as he thought that he was about to fall.

"Whoa!......That to death......"

He was so afraid that he was covering his mouth with his trembling hands. His palms were drenched in sweat, making his lips salty.

It was a dream. So everything was just a nightmare.

His hands weren't the only part of his body that were trembling
uncontrollably. Including his breathing and speech, Takasu Ryuuji's
entire body was trembling uncontrollably. His muscles were tensed
up, unable to relax even a little bit, looking as if he was about to
morph into a demon at any moment.

Luckily it was only a dream, but even then, it was too–––

"......Hey, are you all right? Why don't you sit down first?"

Ryuuji was finally brought back to earth upon hearing those words. He also finally realized that he was standing in the middle of the classroom, his large, shaking eyes staring into the smaller ones of
the single Koigakubo Yuri, who was standing on the raised platform in front of the classroom. His classmates were all sitting silently at their desks, looking at Ryuuji.

"Sor......Sorry! Umm......I, fell asleep, so......"

He hurriedly sat down, slumping onto his desk so as to cover his burning face. It was too embarrassing.

He remembered that he had dozed off out of the boredom of waiting for his class teacher to come for homeroom after an entire day of lessons. And then he fell asleep and had a nightmare, standing
up abruptly in the middle of homeroom while shouting the name of a female classmate.
How could he have done such a thing?

"That's all right. You couldn't do anything about it anyway."

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