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Lain

What bothers me is that I have nightmares, I see strange things, I feel that someone is touching me when no one is there. I have symptoms of schizophrenia.

Toko

Schizophrenia? Where did you hear a word like that? Who said that to you?

Lain

I looked it up in a book.

Toko

Lain, it’s a good things to study hard, but it’s dangerous to go digging around and diagnosing yourself when you aren’t sick. Have you heard the expression “a lot of how sick you feel depends on what you think about it?”

Lain

Actually I haven’t.

Toko

Oh? Anyway, if you start diagnosing yourself, you’re going to start believing that you have all sorts of things wrong with you.

Lain

But I wanted to know what’s wrong with me. I wanted to understand.

Toko

I see. I understand. I think you’re intentions are right. But I’d like to ask something of you. Please don’t go around imagining and concocting… searching, for things that you think are wrong with you. Can I ask that of you?

Lain

Then will you help me find what’s wrong?

Toko

Of course I will. So let’s make a promise. I will tell you everything I understand about you. I won’t hide anything from you.

Lain

If you lie can I cut off your finger?

Toko

Hmm… you can do something even worse. You can hammer a nail into my head.

Lain

You’re goofy, Sensei.

Toko

Seriously, though, I really want to help you. I’m an only child, and I always wished I had a younger sister—someone like you, Lain.

Lain

You’re my big sister then?

Toko

I’d be happy if you saw it that way.

Lain

I will.

Toko

Thank you. Anyway, let’s end for today. You’re tired aren’t you?

Lain

Uh, uh. But I’ll do what you asked me to do, Sensei.

Toko

Great! Hee, hee. Actually, I’m the one who’s tired.

Lain

You’re tired of me?

Toko

No, no! Don’t think that. I’ve had a lot of other work to do today, too. I like you and I’ll miss you until we meet again, Lain.

Lain

That makes me feel better.

Toko

Let’s end now, then. It’s getting late and we don’t want your mother to worry.

Lain

Goodbye, Toko Sensei.

Toko

Goodbye, Lain-chan.

Lain

Just call me Lain. It’s a bit weird for a “big sister” to call me Lain-chan.

Toko

Ok then, goodbye, Lain.

Lain

Goodbye.


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