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Lain

Hello, Toko-san.

Toko

Hello, Lain. Ok, from today we’re going to really tackle what’s bothering you, Lain-chan. I’m sorry. I mean Lain. We’re going to try to figure things out so you don’t see nightmares anymore.

Lain

Uh, huh. I haven’t seen nightmares much lately, though. Sometimes I hear things, though.

Toko

Hear things? Like what?

Lain

I don’t know. It sounds like someone talking. I don’t like hearing it, so I try my best to ignore it.

Toko

Hmm. Do you know whose voice you hear?

Lain

I don’t know. It can be a man’s voice or a woman’s voice.

Toko

Where do the voices seem to come from?

Lain

From the sky.

Toko

The sky? From what part of the sky?

Lain

From the electric lines. Somehow…

Toko

The electric lines… Do you know what’s in side of electric lines?

Lain

Wiring that carries electricity.

Toko

Right. They carry electricity that comes from power plants. Do feel like you sense electricity?

Lain

I don't really know. Sometimes it seems to come from the sky; not the electric lines.

Toko

Are you bothered by it right now?

Lain

No. I’m not scared now. But…

Toko

When you told your mother, did she tell you not to tell anyone else about these things?

Lain

Uh huh.

Toko

People who don’t hear these things would think strange things about you if you told them, huh? You don’t have to worry about telling me anything you want to. You don’t have to worry. Ok? I’m not going to think strange things about you.

Lain

Because I’m sick?

Toko

No, Lain. Let’s see. You know about “kanashibari?”

Lain

When a ghost comes out and you can’t move your body?

Toko

Right. Have you ever had that happen to you?

Lain

Many times.

Toko

It was frightening, wasn’t it?

Lain

Uh, huh.

Toko

Do you know why kanashibari happens?

Lain

Why?

Toko

The human body is very mysterious. When you’re sleeping, there are times when your mind is awake, times when your body is awake. Do you understand?

Lain

Sort of…

Toko

Well, that’s good enough for now. What parts of you are awake right now?

Lain

My body and my mind.

Toko

Hmm. Suppose I said something really scary right now and you feel scared enough to run out of this room. What would you do?

Lain

I think I would run out of this room.

Toko

Ok. Suppose that you feel so scared that you want to run out of this room, but your body is asleep and you can’t move. That’s what kanashibari is. So if you’re having a nightmare but your body is asleep and you can’t move, you are having kanashibari. You see? If you know what’s involved, it’s not so scary, is it?

Lain

No. It isn’t.


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