Two days later, I enter homeroom.
The class looked at me, including Ms. Buckets, who was surprisingly early.
"O-ohayou...", I said, confused.
Ms. Buckets asked me, "Do you know what happened to Abe-kun?
This confused me for two reasons: One, he rarely attended class at all, especially after the "punishment" no one dared to talk about upon his return,
and two, no one in our class knows him that well, except myself, which was just happenstance.
"A-ano, he was with me on Saturday!", Tsundere-kun speaks up.
"Aw, why didn't y'all invite me? I woulda left the tra-I mean, the comic book store earlier.", Tomboy-kun lied to cover up his tracks.
"Now is not the time!", both the teacher and twintails shouts at him in unison.