Chapter 7: Rational?
Haruki didn’t expect his sister to say this. But Hikaru apologized, looking at her feet with a mix of emotions.
“It’s fine. I understand. When you feel like this you kinda jump on conclusions, right?”
Hikaru knew her brother was the best person in the world. She hugged him tightly, and he petted her head.
“If you want to know who is related to the witch hunter…”, he muttered softly. Hikaru shook her head. “I don’t believe those things anymore.”, she replied. “I suddenly… I think I’ve got a hunch now. Thanks to Yuugi.”
The next day Hikaru was standing in front of the library again. But this time Haruki went with her. She felt more at ease with her brother around. More confident than last time, she entered the library, intending to find Chihon and question her. But finding the librarian wasn’t really easy, her workplace was way too large. So the siblings lost their way in the labyrinth of books. Just when they were about to give up, Chihon suddenly stood in front of them. “You’re back?”
Chihon frowned. “So you are having weird dreams. Why would I have anything to do with that?” Hikaru opened her mouth to speak but was cut off by the other female. “I just gave you information. There have been a lot of students from your school here because the internet is dangerous and there will be a history test soon.” Chihon scoffed. “I don’t even believe in prophetic dreams. Everything has a rational explanation if you ask me.” Haruki tried to speak this time, but was cut off all the same. “I didn’t even know you had a brother. I didn’t know about those dreams. Are you sure you aren’t just imagining things? If not, try looking for a solution closer to home. And that is all.”
The siblings stood outside again. “Well, that went…”, Haruki started. “Horrible.”, Hikaru finished. Her brother nodded and sighed. “But she is right. There’s no such thing as hauntings. There is something real causing this. I’m sure of it.”
“I sure hope so…”