- After I had dealt with the still-spitting-blood Gin, I was ready to say my last goodbye to Kana-chan. I walked over to her grave and stared at the mound of fresh dirt, topped with freshly cut flowers in a vase. On her tombstone was written, "Inoue Kana, 1991-2009, A friend to all who knew her, she blossomed and wilted so fast. Rest in peace with god, young flower." As I read those last lines, I suddenly became aware of two things. One: my tears were back, and two: I felt positive that I was being watched by someone other than my parents and other funeral-goers. I turned to face whatever was causing my unease, only to see people getting in their cars, ready to leave. "Yuki-chan! we're leaving you if you don't hurry!" Keigo called from the road. "Okay! I'm coming alright?" I yelled back. I looked around again, sure someone had been watching me. I became very cautious, remembering that I WAS on someone's hit list. It was then I decided not to drop my guard for the rest of the day. As I walked back to Keigo's car, I couldn't help but feel something about this was off somehow, and I had to figure out what was causing my discomfort. After lunch and a long shower, I decided to go on a walk. I threw on a pair of dark blue jeans and a black v-neck with pink cherry blossoms sprouting from the bottom corner. I took out the black barretts and put in a pink ribbon-headband in their place. "Keigo, I'm leaving, kay?" I yelled down at him. Mom had left the house to go to the grocery store so she could make dinner. "Alright, just be back before mom makes dinner," Keigo yelled back. I ran downstairs and out the door as fast as I could, not looking back to grab anything, I just had to get out. I slammed the door behind me and shot out to the streetlights. As soon as I was out of eyesight of my house, I stopped running and slowed down to a light jog. I didn't stop until I was at the cemetery again. Still feeling what had been there earlier-that had somehow dissappeared when I was at home- I walked around tombstone after tombstone, searching for the unknown. As it started to feel overwhelming, I began to remember feeling it somewhere before, but I couldn't remember where. When the feeling suddenly felt impossible to pinpoint, I decided to go back to the tireswing from earlier. I walked over to it and sat on top, feeling too tired to even push myself. As soon as I settled in, though, the feeling returned, stronger than ever. It became crushing. I jumped out of the seat, and was pushed to the ground because of how incredibly overwhelming it was. I forced myself to my feet and ran for it. I ran past the tombstones, past the streetlights, past my gate, through the door, and into my room. I didn't bother to answer Keigo's questions, I didin't even bother going downstairs again that night, I just locked my door and fell onto my bed. I didn't change into my pajamas, but I fell asleep fully clothed, the feeling staying all the while.
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