Chapter 13: What's This Show Rated?
I sat there in class, not paying any kind of attention to the teacher or those around me. My head just wouldn't focus on my work but I think I barely passed a few assignments. Seta kept trying to see what was wrong with me but I just ignored him. Class was finally over and I was about to head out the door until he got my arm.
"Please Sarah, tell me what I did that made you so upset with me." He asked, looking me straight in the eyes.
"Look Souji I don't want to talk about it! Especially with you." I somehow made that sound worse than it was.
"But I did nothing wrong! Please just tell me why you're so angry!"
I let out an irritated sigh, knowing that this boy wasn't going to give up. "One day I'll tell you. For now, please just let it go."
He let my arm go then nodded. "Will you still help us with the investigation?"
I looked at him with a raised eyebrow.
He scratched the back of his head awkwardly then said, "Well I, I mean we, can't do it without you."
I smiled a little. "Sure, I mean who else is going to keep you and Yosuke from dying?"
He chuckled a little then we went with Yosuke. Shortly after, Chie came running into the room with a panicked look on her face.
"Uh… Chie! Um… about yesterday… we're sorry we worried you…" Yosuke said and we said the same thing.
"Oh—never mind that. Is Yukiko still not here?" She asked us all.
"No well at least I haven't seen her today." I answered.
"Oh man… what should I do? Hey, is that stuff you were talking about for real? You know, all that about how people showing up on the Midnight Channel is related to that other world."
"Oh, we were just talking about that. We're thinking of checking it out later—"
"The person on TV yesterday… I think it was Yukiko."
"Finally someone knows! Chie you and I are the only ones that knew that. These two couldn't figure it out." I told her. She gave that a half smile then continued.
"That kimono looks like the one she wears at the inn, a-and she wore it during the interview a few days ago too. I got worried, so I emailed her last night, but she hasn't responded… I called her earlier in the evening though, and she said she'd be at school today… I-I…" Her eyes began to fill with tears.
"Calm down. We get the picture. And you still haven't heard from her?" Yosuke asked. She shook her head. Seta told her everything that we found out in that other world about how they end up appearing on the TV in our world. That's when she started to freak out even more.
"What's that supposed to mean? Wait, are you saying… Yukiko was thrown in there! ?"
"We don't know that for sure. We should check to see if she's safe first." I told her. "Give her another call."
She nodded then tried calling her. No good. So she tried calling the inn before we made the conclusion of her being in the TV.
"… Oh, is this Yukiko! ?" She asked happily. They talked for a bit then she hung up with a relieved sigh. "She was over at the inn. She said they had a big group reservation and she had to help out. Now that I think about it, this has happened before, too. At least once a year. She said she'll be at the inn tomorrow, too." She glared at Yosuke. "Oh, for crying out loud, Yosuke! You got me worried over nothing! She was totally fine! And you all thought she was in that place!"
I raised my hands up in defense. "Sorry Chie but you know there is a reason why we thought that."
"Oh yeah? What?"
Yosuke explained that we thought that when the people appear on the TV, they would be in that world. Since Yukiko is still here though, we should really see what's going on. Then he said that we should go to Junes after school.
"O-Ok, I think that's more than enough about my sorry escapades." Yosuke said after Seta explained what happened last time.
"You don't want him to tell her how you wanted me to protect you?" I asked with a grin.
His face turned red. "Sh-Shut up!"
"If I hadn't seen the place first hand, I'd never have believed a story like that." Chie said, a little overwhelmed.
"No kidding. Anyways, we need to know what's going on inside." Yosuke looked around. "Too bad there's so many customers around. I forgot there's a sale in the electronics department today." He thought about it for a bit then got an idea. "I got it! Come here a sec."
We went to him then he looked at Seta and told him to stick his hand in to call that bear over. As for Chie and I, we had to make a wall with him to block Seta from the customers. Then Seta stuck his hand into the TV but took it out shortly after. I looked at his hand and there was a huge bite mark on it.
"Oh my gosh are you ok?" I asked.
"Y-Yeah I'm fine." He answered while rubbing it.
"Ugh that stupid bear. Hey, you. We know you're in there!"
"Is this a game?" Teddie asked excitedly.
Yosuke asked if anyone was in the TV but the bear said he didn't sense anyone in it. Chie was relieved but decided to warn Yukiko anyway. After that, we all went home.
"Welcome home!" Nanako and Markus said when we entered the house.
"Hey guys. We're going to be upstairs ok?"
"Why?" Markus asked.
"Because we want to now just sit there and look pretty." I said with a smirk. He simply crossed his arms and pouted.
Seta and I stood there at midnight watching the screen, waiting for something to come on. And then…
"Good evening! Tonight, Princess Yukiko has a big surprise! I'm gonna go score myself a hot stud! Welcome to 'Not a Dream, Not a Hoax! Princess Yukiko's Hunt For Her Prince Charming'! And I came prepared! I've got my lacy unmentionables on stacked from top to bottom! Welp, here I go!" Yukiko ran into a huge castle that was behind her.
"OH DEAR GOD MY EYES!" I covered my eyes then jumped onto the futon, facing it.
Seta answered his ringing phone. From the voice that I could barely hear, I would say it was Yosuke. "I wish I had recorded it." Seta mumbled.
"YOU SICKO!" I got up and punched his arm which caused him to fall onto the ground. Heehee, I love doing that to boys. Anyway, did that mean that Yukiko was in that other world?
*Hey guys sorry I took so long. I've been stressed out and stuff with school and all. Anyway, here's something depressing about me right now. I don't think I should keep writing but idk why. I feel all meh and stuff and my teachers do NOT help at all. Especially my English and Geometry teachers. But other than that, I think I just suck at writing or something. So in other news, the person I get the walkthrough of the game from deleted it or something so I might either watch someone else's or follow the anime. Idk you guys tell me what you think is better. Also, my computer was being a SOB (glares at the computer). I think I'm done with my rants for now*
*R & R*