Why didn't anyone tell me?" I asked, still half in shock
"Well most assumed you knew" she paused "And in my case, he begged me not to tell you"
"But didn't you say that you didn't know we were friends?"
Rin looked sheepish "Sorry about that, I was just so sure you were only pretending you didn't know! I decided to test the water"
She looked distinctly uncomfortable.
I shrugged it off "It's ok, what we really need to worry about is who sent this"
"We should look at the text message" suggested Rin, "That might give us clues"
And it was pretty depressing. I was just glad Len didn't beleive that I had sent it.
"Whats left?" I asked
Rin shrugged "I guess we go interrogate some people" She grabbed a flashlight, then grinned.
A few minutes later, we had woken up Miku, and I told her what had happened.
She grinned "So Kasane, you finally figured it out did you?"
I nodded, then smacked her on the shoulder "Thanks for not telling me Hastune!"
Miku shrugged "I did try to clue you in with my teasing, I'm not all guilty." She paused, then added "I have no idea about who sent the text though, I didn't see anybody touch your phone"
"Maybe Neru can give us more clues" I said
She didn't either.
After saying "Gawwwwwd Teto! Let me sleep! I didn't see anyone touch your stupid phooone!" she simply rolled over and becaume unresponsive.
Next we tried Gumi
"Nope." she said wide eyed, shaking her green hair back and forth "Nobody touched your phonethingamajiger...not that I saw"
Finally, Miku said "I guess it has to be Luka then"
But when me, Rin, and Miku woke her up, she just said "psssh... Me? Jealous? Kaito asked me out last week. I don't give crap about Len anymore. Goodnight"
I sat down, looking upward "I don't get it...if she didn't do it...then who did?"
I heard a soft sigh, then Rin's voice spoke up "...I'm...I'm sorry Teto. I did it"
"What?" I said... "But why?" I felt betrayed...here I thought that Rin was my friend!
Rin looked down guiltily "Everyone at the school knew that Len really liked you. Everyone. I knew how much you meant to him, and I thought you were just playing stupid and letting him keep hoping that someday you would realise. I hated you for it. For leading him on like that. When I saw you here, I decided I was going to prove it to him. I was convinced you were just pretending not to know. When you gave me your phone to exchange numbers, I sent the text. I thought that...even if I didn't have proof, I could at least just keep him from having false hope. Then I realised you actually didn't know...and I felt terrible. But...I didn't have the courage to confess...I'm sorry Teto...I misjudged you, and now I got you into this mess...I'm sorry"
She started to cry, and I patted her on the back. Even though I knew that I had every right to be...I just couldn't be angry at her. She was only trying to protect her friend.
"I forgive you Rin" I said
"What?...You do?" She sniffled
"You were only trying to protect your friend...and while I wish you hadn't thought of me as the kind of person who would do that, I understand why you might have felt that way"
Rin gave a small smile, the looked down again "God...not only are you not a jerk...you're probably the nicest person ever. Now I feel like even more of a butthole"
Miku raised a hand "Sorry to interrupt this hallmark moment...but I'm going to get some sleep"