Across the distance you could see a little, the two completed tents standing side by side. While talking together with the other girls, Shinohara held up a gourd-shaped war fan. Both of the tents were exclusive to the girls. In other words, the boys, now, were simply sleeping outdoors so that they could become stronger with this experience.
I feel that the majority of our classmates have never slept outdoors before. Luckily, it is summer and although there is no wind blowing, make no mistake there are still some hardships to endure. Sometimes it is troublesome as bugs are targeting our hands and feet and when it gets dark the visibility around is quite bad. Especially in the grass under our feet, mysterious bugs are jumping and flying around creating an ominous feeling.
Being a child of the city, all this seemed repulsive to me. Spending a whole week on this bed, already seems impossible. But from understanding Ike’s views of point consumption, it is different and requires the utmost resistance and the ability of a person to take action.
When the bugs from the ground came to bed, then we changed the sheets. We were even discussing if we should cut down some branches from the trees around. We should really figure out what to do, instead of absurdly praying for something to happen.
Hirata, after finishing the tent for the girls, came towards us while wiping the sweat off from his forehead.
“Ehm… Ayanokouji, if it is ok, could I talk to you for a minute?”
With this low profile behaviour and an almost apologetic look, he continued talking to me.
“Coming out to meet me with the flashlight at night is quite eerie. We may agree or not how we use or not use points, but, apart from that, I believe that it is necessary to make sure that we have light at night-time. However, that cannot be done just with Ayanokouji’s persistence.”
Certainly I wanted to avoid having no light at all in the night. It was a pain if you had to go to the toilet at night-time. I wanted to hear what we should have done about it. After thinking about it a little, Hirata said.
“In this area, we can make a bonfire. We can look for branches and pick them up from the trees around us”
We have many guys here, we can rely on them into undertaking such a task.
“Well, then, let’s go find the right ones to help.”
“Thank you! Ah, but do not go alone, it is dangerous, it would be better if you take someone else with you.”
As we reached to that conclusion, I had to search for a partner. Standing still on that spot, gazing up at the sky I found Horikita. As she caught me looking at her, she started walking towards me.
“You are usually uncooperative, but now you are really easy-going, granting his favour.”
“I only heard about his request to you, anyway one way or another Hirata can save himself from this somehow. The details are not a part of our work. Just the working part.”
A part of the students will voluntary mobilize and work in order to help the class. The position of the caste system in the class will change depending on whether or not you can make a successful move in such times.
“He is comparatively at the centre of the class, so that is why he can’t accept to rely on you.”
“For good or for worse, D class relies on Hirata and Karuizawa. With the exception of these two members, if we unify the strength of other people, it is nonexistent and imcompetent”
Standing beside me Horikita expressed clearly the situation of the class about its ability and talent but, some other abilities like generosity and dignity, we are lacking of them to the point that it could be fatal for us. It is true, even for myself, I do not think that I possess these two important abilities.
Already causing a stir, Kushida said that she was overexerting herself since she couldn’t afford to bear the brunt of following troubles around. Even now, somewhere, she was doing something with strenuous effort.
“What if you would become Hirata’s assistant? Moreover, for the class’ sake, you’d rather do it for yourself.”
“Me, his assistant? Don’t joke with this! If that is the case, then I’d rather have the skill of a mongoose”
“The skill of a mongoose?…”
No matter what I am going to say now, it feels kind of offensive for Hirata, no, it is definitely offensive.
“It is just a joke! How he is different or not from a mongoose, well, that’s another story. This time, there is nothing on which I can become stronger. I have to think if there is a clear goal. Not only about myself, but to think on how to use the points. To what degree can we use the points or how exactly. I still don’t have an answer for that.”