When I woke up this morning, I saw that Isaku had already gone out. I noticed his uniform by the closet and his casual clothes were missing so I assumed he went out with the Health Committee. I decided to start my day as well, those cracks on the walls weren't gonna fill themselves.
"Good morning Tool's Committee Chairman, Kema Tomesaburou," Sakubei greeted me when I entered the Equipment room.
"Kema-senpai!" Shinbee and Kisanta both latched onto my legs.
"Morning," I said rubbing the two's heads. "Where are Shuichirou and Heita?" I asked.
"They already went ahead with the repair materials," Sakubei said.
"Yeah, we were almost done counting the inventory," Kisanta said.
"Alright, I'll go ahead and see what those two are doing. Meet us when you finish here," I said, receiving sounds of affirmation from the three.
When I got to the walls, the two were already starting so I got to work as well, the other three soon joined us. It was nearing dinner time when we finished.
"You guys go ahead, I'll clean up here," I told them.
"Thank you Kema-senpai," the first years said and ran off.
"We'll help you carry these," Sakubei and Shuichirou said, but I insisted that they go ahead, these guys have been working hard these pass few days when us sixth years were on missions, so it's the least I can do. In the end they obeyed me and I was left alone to clean up.
While I was carrying the tools back to the shed, I ran into Rantarou, well, he ran into me. "Are you alright Rantarou?" I asked as I helped the first year up his feet.
"Kema-senpai! Have you seen Isaku-senpai ?" Rantarou asked, worry was evident in the boy's face.
"No, he was already gone when I woke up," I said, "Why do you ask?"
"Ah, this is bad," Rantarou said, "I haven't seen Isaku-senpai either. Ithink he went out to find herbs alone," he said.
"He what?" I asked.
The next thing I know, we were at the main gate. "Komatsuda-san," I called out.
"Ah, Tomesaburou-kun, Rantarou-kun, what is it?" Komatsuda asked.
"Did Isaku go out today?" I asked.
"Isaku-kun? Hmm," Komatsuda flipped the papers on his clipboard. "Oh, he did. I remember him saying he was going to Uraurayama to find some herbs," he said.
"Ah, this is bad," I said.
"Kema-senpai, what if Isaku-senpai is hurt?" Rantarou asked.
I placed my hand on his head and crouched down to his height. "I'll go find him, in the meantime you go ahead and rest, you look exhausted," I said.
I got permission to leave the school and headed towards Uraurayama. "Isaku!" I called out as I ran.
'It's cold,' I thought as I sat under a tree, wincing as I felt my body ache.
I watched as the sun began to set. I wonder if anyone wondered where I was.
'Maybe going into the mountains alone was a bad idea. I definitely didn't think this through.'
I would have asked the Health Committee to come with me but they seemed tired, mostly because I wasn't around since we've been busy with missions. They deserved some well deserved rest after all the work they have done the past week.
'I should have at least told Tomesaburou where I was going, then maybe I wouldn't be stuck here.'
I looked at my torso which hadn't stopped bleeding. I couldn't treat it, not with this sprained wrist. Besides everything I had earlier was carried away by the river. The first aid kit, my ninja tools, the herbs that I gathered, everything.
I sighed, "What bad luck," I whispered. "I didn't even manage to do what I came here to do in the first place."
My head hung low. I felt like crying. I was disappointed with my incompetence. Everything is gone. Everything hurts, and I could be stuck here 'till morning.
'Is that...' My head perked up at the sound of the familiar voice that instantly gave me hope.
"Tomesaburou!" I yelled.
A few moments later I heard his voice again. "There you are!" Tomesaburou landed in front of me. "Are you alright?" he asked.
"More or less," I chuckled. "Bad luck got me again. I tripped over a rock and dove straight into the river then falling from that waterfall," I pointed towards it with my good arm. "I have a sprained wrist, ankle, and I think I hurt my torso too," I said lifting the arm hiding the bloodied part of my clothes.
"You think?" He quickly approached me. "I got a medical kit from Rantarou, you probably can't wrap yourself up, so just tell me what to do," he said laying down the small box.
I told him how to perform first aid, which he followed sloppily, but it was good for an amature.
"Ow," I winced when he pressed the gauze on the wound on my torso, "Not to rough," I said.
"Hey, Tomesaburou," I started.
"Thanks for finding me."
"Of course, we are roommates after all," he said.
"I mean it," I said. "I know that I cause you a lot of trouble because of my bad luck and I'm sorry about that. Thank you, like really thank you for putting up with me even though I burden you a lot," I said.
"What are you talking about. I'm not just putting up with you you know," he said sitting in front of me as he finished. "I've known you for six years. I've been your roommate for six years. I've been your friend for six years. You know that you aren't the only one causing trouble," he said.
"I like fights and I know that I rush into things a lot, and I'm thankful that you patch me up all the time. So don't think that you only burden me alright?" he said.
I stared at him with admiration, the moment was soon ruined. "Achoo!"
I heard Tomesaburou sigh. He removed the top of his uniform and draped it over my shoulders, leaving him in his black shirt. "What am I going to do with you," he let out a small chuckle.
"Let's go back home," he said with a smile.
"Yeah," I smiled back at him.