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The stalker is turning away from me.
The bus hasn’t arrived yet. A car is parked in front of the convenience store and two young men are chatting with eachother. The distance is not far so screaming loudly can definitely attract their attention.
I need to get them to notice in case of an emergency. I believe that if you see someone eyes then you can judge his character.
If he did repent the incident and being caught by the police then why would he repeat his stalking?….Well I don’t want to deal with the police again.
And now he is an adult. If he stabs me again then he will be definitely be sent to jail, even if it’s a minor injury.
Should I call the police?….But what would I say? I saw a former stalker after a long time and I want to catch him right away?
There is a restraining order to him to stay away from our family but it can’t be helped if you happen to run into him at the bus stop once.
Well…let’s keep an eye on him and make sure that the other person is stalking before calling the police. If I put my sister in danger and something happens to her then I will regret it for my entire life.
I can’t imagine the police moving against him just by me seeing him in this town. I need a solid evidence. Even if they take an action immediately, it might force him into a corner and he might take some desperate last measure action.
Is there time to contact the police in the first place?
Even if he is caught and arrested here by the Police, it will be temporary. I want to make sure that he is never able to get close to my sister again.
I don’t think he will violently stab me but I am still worried. Although I was pretending to be calm but unconsciously, I stroked my old wound on my belly.
Nevertheless, while approaching him slowly, a question suddenly crosses my mind.
…What should I talk to him about?
“Hey! Remember me. You stabbed me once.”
This situation can instigate him and as well as be misunderstood.
Should I pretend to run into him by chance?
I feel that just saying the fact that I met him by chance is strange.
All the worries push aside, is there really a chance that this could be coincidental?
If you still have some doubts then you should definitely make them clear.
If I know whether I should be on alert against him the my response needs to change depending upon that.
…..If I am in danger then escape with haste and ask for help. Let’s go with safety first strategy.
The man is facing his back to me and is enthusiastically operating his smartphone so hasn’t noticed me.
Its too dangerous to get close, so I should call from few metres away while giving away the feeling that I just noticed.
“Huh, are you Yoshinaga?”
The man turned around hurriedly after being called by his name. His face cannot hide his surprise.
I can tell even when my eyes are closed. I was convinced at this short distance that he is definitely the former stalker of Sayuki, Yoshinaga.
“Sorry, who are you?”
Oops, have you forgotten the face of your stabbed partner?
His tone is gentle and polite but his eyes clearly show his distrust towards me.
“You might have know my sister.”
At that moment his expression completely changed.
“You are Sayuki Older brother?”
Apparently it reminded him of me.
I would have been embarrassed if he tested me as a stranger. The first barrier is now broken.
“It has been a long time.”
It would have been dangerous to say “How are you?”
He might be remorseful for the earlier incident.
I had an impression that he would shed tears and reflect on his behavior during the hearing and will apologize to my sister but he did not apologize till the end.
Later, we were told by a lawyer that he regrets his actions but the words were emotionless.
“I have caused you a lot of trouble.”
Yoshinaga bowed and deeply apologized.
A few years have passed since then, so should I think of this? If I happens to meet him in the town casually then I would have believe him. However, to trust him in this situation, I am not that naive.
“No, that’s okay. I am sorry that I said too much to you that day. I should have thought about it a bit more.”
I reply back like an adult. Let’s see the reaction. The conversation was full of tension as there is a feeling in me that if I make a mistake then it will be able to be fixed.
“No, my actions were unaccountable. I stalked Sayuki and hurt her brother.”
At that moment, it seemed as if he has rehabilitated and had some self reflection over his actions.
“You are here because you compensated for your sin. Raise your head.”
If there wasn’t any danger to my sister then I would have liked to voice one of my complaints but I will put my sister’s personal safety first and endure for now.
The feeling of knife piercing my belly and the feeling of blood flowing down traumatized me. I still sometime wake to the nightmares of the incident.
I have seen people hugging the enemy to “kill him with kindess” after being stabbed in TV dramas but I can’t possibly do that.
Even though I am just talking to him, my hands hands are clasped with tension and anxiety. My while body is drenched with sweat.
“By the way, what are you doing in a place like this at midnight?”
“Because of this rural area, this is the only convenience store around so I stopped here after my work.”
There is nothing wrong with what he is saying.
It seems that there are many stores in the city but this is the only store around here.
Is it really a coincidence? Was my sister’s stalker a different person?
“I see. You are working hard.”
Translator and Editor Notes:
The confrontation between the stalker and Yoshii has begun. It’s time for the epic showdown. ~ Asada
And also. I would like to apologize for not being able to offer you 3 releases today. I have already released a lot of content today around total of 11 releases, you should know about this if you have joined discord. So I didn’t get much time but don’t worry. I will release 3 parts tomorrow instead. 😅 ~ Asada
By the way, tomorrow might be the last day for the sponsored chapter of NTBG. We haven’t received any more donations so from day after tomorrow. We will be back to 5 parts/week instead of current 7 parts/week ~ Asada
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