Omatase! Chapter 6: The same face. ＼(＾▽＾*)
The doctor explained to all of us that Kahoko probably had a total amnesia, which means that she forgot about everything. She forgot about her name, identity, family, and... me.
"Natsu. I want to talk to you." Sousuke-san called me.
"What is it, Sousuke-san?"
"Natsu. Thank you for always visiting Kahoko."
"Is that all?"
"Actually, can you not mention anything for now to her? About the incident. Ah, but it's okay about other stuff, just don't mentioned what happened. Okay? Well, just telling you this, I think you know the reason why."
That's right. She also forgot about Momoko-san. If she learned what happened, I'm sure that she will be sad. I don't want her to be lonely anymore.
"Sousuke-san! I promise that I'll protect Kahoko!"
"ありがとう. (Arigatou), Natsu. If you'll excuse me, I still have a lot of things to do. "
"Ah. Good luck on your University Entrance Exam. Just leave Kahoko to me."
"I'm counting on you, Natsu. Ah, I almost forgot. Don't tell her anything that will make her remember her memories."
"W-Wakarimashita." (I understand.)
"Nee, what is your name?" she asked me.
"I'm Aikawa Natsume."
"Then, I'll call you Natsu!"
Ever since she forgot her memories, she became a cheerful girl. She was more sociable than she was in the past. I guess this is for the best.
"Hehe! Nothing. I just want to call your name!" she smiled.
"Kaho. If it can make you happy, you can call my name many times as you want."
"Haha! Then! Natsu!"
"Are you my brother or something?"
"Ah, no. I'm your friend"
"Then, where is my family?"
"You haven't met them?"
"I have only met Sousuke nii-san. He told me I have another siblings, but I haven't seen them yet."
I can't tell her that they are busy because of her mother's funeral.
"You'll meet them soon." I said with a smile on my face.
"Are you sad?" I asked her.
"Not really! Because you're always here with me!"
"No, its just that. I was just thinking that probably the old you would never say anything like that."
"Is that so? What kind of person I was like before?"
"Hm.. Let's see. You were quiet, and always reading a book. And."
"Ah, I almost forgot. Don't tell her anything that will make her remember her memories."
I forgot I wasn't suppose to say anything.
"Ah. And an idiot."
"Ahahaha! Ah, it's already late. See you tomorrow Kahoko!"
"HEY!" she yelled as I left the room.
That was close... I was about to go home and I saw Kanoko in the hospital hall.
"Why are you here? Kahoko has been waiting for all of you."
"T-That's. I want to see Kahoko..."
"Then why won't you visit her in her room?"
"..but, I can't."
"Because, just thinking about her. I can't help myself to blame her for mom's death!"
"It's not Kahoko's fault! It wasn't anyone's fault!"
"I KNOW THAT! B-But, no matter how much I told myself that it wasn't her fault, in the end I still blame her. Having the same face as her's, it's like I killed mom myself!"
"Gomen, I'll leave."
Why? Why did this happen?