After a few minutes, Shio couldn't help but break the silence between us.
"Why did you pick our school instead of that school near your house?"
"Will you believe my reason?"
I am still on my phone, chatting with Akane. I guess this doesn't bother Shio.
"Why will I not?"
"Well, I was running away."
After all that. Running away is still my reason. What would've happened if I didn't choose another school? Will I still realize things I couldn't before?
"You? Running away? From what? From who?"
"You're free to guess."
"It concerned those targets you stole, yes? You're running away from responsibility."
"You became silent. So, it's true."
I couldn't answer. I turned off my phone and put it back in my pocket. I already told Akane I might come home with my teacher. Like Haruko said, Aka