Let's go, Onee-sama said. The ticket gate was here.
However, Sachiko-sama walked further and further to the north. Continuing
walking, she would get out of the north exit. In order to ride on the
train, however, they had to pass the gate and wait at the platform for
Yumi decided to chase Sachiko-sama for the time being. Then she realized.
Onee-sama's hands were empty.
No way, Yumi thought, but Sachiko-sama had already walked down the stairs.
Yumi also caught sight of a black car, waiting slightly away from the
north exit roundabout.
Without mistake, that car was the Ogasawara's home car. Though it is
a home car, the driver was not anyone in the Ogasawara family, but a
"Why are you so surprised? Haven't I said that we are going by
Sachiko-sama turned back and said to Yumi, whose brain was stuck due
to the unmatching reality.
"No, I heard nothing of that."
Yumi had just learnt of it.
However, Sachiko-sama looked very confident, and Yumi started to become
"I have said so."
Yumi didn't heard of it, that was the truth. Yumi could never say "I
have heard it," just to save Onee-sama's face.
"I have said so."
"Never heard of it."
Neither side would give way.
Then which side was telling the truth?
No, it was too early to conclude so. Both sides were holding the unwavered
belief that her standpoint was right.
Speaking of that, the same thing happened once before. In the treasure
hunt event, the two had argued about how deep Yumi had dugged for the
hidden card. At that time, Tsutako-san intervened, and the argument
was somehow cleared with everyone satisfied, even though the mystery
was not solved.
Unfortunately, there was no friend here now to step up and make a judgement.
Yumi looked around, and her glance met the driver, who was in standby
mode in the black car's driver seat. Yumi hastily gave a slight nod.
There was no way the driver could untie the tangled web of misunderstanding.
Yumi had to put her own effort here.