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Toko

Hello, Lain.

Lain

I write in my diary everyday. Sometimes I don’t have much to write, though.

Toko

Don’t worry about it. If you force yourself you’ll just want to give up. I don’t know how many diaries I’ve had where I missed entries. Have you seen any of them since then?

Lain

I’ve been ok.

Toko

Really? That’s good. There’s something I want to confirm with you today.

Lain

What?

Toko

You have really good eyesight, don’t you, Lain?

Lain

Really good?

Toko

You’ve had eye exams at school, haven’t you? What’s your score?

Lain

One-point-five.

Toko

Your eyesight is really even better than that, isn’t it?

Lain

But I wanted to have the same score as all the other kids.

Toko

Well there’s no point to having the examination then. At the last hospital where we used to meet, they examined your eyes, too. But they did it differently than at your school. They had a machine that measures eyesight automatically. The machine only measures as far as three-point-zero, and your score was three-point-zero. There are some kids with extremely good eyesight. The doctor in charge of your eye-exam spoke with a cancer specialist, who said he saw no problems.

Lain

Oh.

Toko

Lain, what can you see outside the window?

Lain

Trees and a gateway to a shrine in the distance.

Toko

And beyond that?

Lain

Buildings.

Toko

And beyond that?

Lain

Mountains.

Toko

And beyond that?

Lain

I can’t see anything further.

Toko

Nothing at all?

Lain

A purplish color that looks like a curtain.

Toko

Thank you. I’m sorry to pepper you with all these questions. I think that you probably see the world in a different way than I do. Lain, don’t look so glum. It’s nothing to worry about. It’s not such a bad thing… I’m sorry for saying that. I guess it is bad thing for you. To see things so differently.

Lain

I don’t know. But I think that I’m probably different from everybody else. I feel like I’m the only person who can hear and see some things. It makes me very uncomfortable. I think that I will be disliked. Is that the reason?

Toko

It might be. I think that you’d have to be seen by a specialist.

Lain

No. I want to see you. I don’t want to see any of the other doctors here. They all scare me.

Toko

Why don’t we just keep this as a secret?

Lain

A secret?

Toko

Um hm. It will be our secret until you aren’t worried about it anymore.

Lain

Is that ok?

Toko

I’m your big sister, remember? I’m not going to take you anywhere that you will be scared.

Lain

Toko-san.


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