One day when I was frustrated about Kaito’s memory not returning…
Madoka: (The lesson seems to have a commotion!?)
I rushed back to see…
There, I saw Kaito collapsing with his hands trembling and his face turning blue.
Sousei: “Madoka, good thing you’re here. I just called the ambulance, so could you come with us?”
Madoka: “What happened to Kaito…?”
Sousei: “We don’t know. He suddenly collapsed and… He might have hit his head, so don’t move him.”
Subaru: “Could it be that Kaito’s gotten a disease?”
Kyouya: “He didn’t show any signs of that kind though…”
Everyone looked at Kaito as if they couldn’t believe what was going on.
Kaito woke up after a while being transferred into the hospital.
After recognising my face, he looked down to his arms. He opened his eyes wide at the sight of a needle being inserted into his arm.
Madoka: “You collapsed, Kaito.”
Madoka: “The causes were sleep deprivation, overwork and malnutrition. You didn’t eat properly recently, did you?”
Madoka: “I’m so sorry… I was with you so often, yet I didn’t realise…”
Kaito: “It’s not your fault…”
Kaito pinched my cheeks as if he’s trying to cheer me up.
Kaito: “I’ve been helped by you so many times throughout my daily life.”
Kaito: “Rather, I’m sorry for causing so much bother.”
Madoka: “Not at all… I’m just happy being able to help you out.”
I said my exact words from heart out loud. Kaito gave me a smile in return. A rather sad smile.
Kaito: “I’ve actually… been so anxious.”
Kaito: “There are so many people around me, yet I feel lonely. Whenever I get praised, it feels like it’s not directed towards me.”
Madoka: “What are you talking about? Everyone is saying how your acting got better…”
Kaito: “Those are words directed towards me before I lost my memory… It’s not towards me now. On top of that… I’m afraid.”
Kaito’s last few words were said under his breath, quietly.
Kaito: “Even though I have so many acquaintances, they’re people I don’t know, and I don’t even know how I built the relationship between us.”
Kaito: “I just keep lining up words for them and nothing is left behind… I can’t trust anyone.”
Madoka: (I feel like this is the first time Kaito ever told me his honest feelings…)
Madoka: (To him, only his “current self” exists. His “past self” doesn’t exist in himself…)
I couldn’t help my feelings and grabbed his hands tightly.
Madoka: “If you’re feeling empty because you don’t know who you were before… I’ll tell you about how you were.”
Kaito: “That doesn’t mean I can return to who I was before…”
Madoka: “It doesn’t matter if you don’t return back to who you were. As long as you can start building true relationships with others now.”
Kaito: “Who they want isn’t my current self…!”
Madoka: “That’s not true! Everyone likes you, so they’re standing by your side.”
I tried to cheer him up but instead, it seemed to have increased his loneliness.
Kaito: “If that’s the case then…”
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Screencap and original text taken from Yumecast / Yumeiro Cast app game.