Reserved for Schthaxe
Monochrome Myst Chapter 05
you know about it, right, Sylph Rave?
About the lifeless and dim
"Black Fog" that accumulates in dark places
and entraps people.
Chapter 05: The voice that does not reach
Is that from some fairytale?
? // What you mean?
It's fog, you know.
And fog is white, not black.
So you have either mistaken it for smoke in a dark place or it's from a fairytale...
It's black fog!
Whatever, I'm going.
I won't give up!
explain this to me, Angelica?
Veronica Mayfield goes to my school and normally we don't talk to each other.
Today she suddenly called out to me in the hallway... and asked me about it out of nowhere.
"Do you know about the 'black fog'?"...
That's really abrupt.
it's because I'm called the "cursing black witch".
I.. // really told her.
That I don't know anything.
Know nothing about the "black fog".
Because I really don't know what the "black fog" is
or what happened when I was engulfed in it.
Or who that boy was.
In the end, I don't know anything.
What happened back then is like a dream to me.
I can't remember it clearly. It might really just have been a dream...
But it was reality.
Otherwise I wouldn't be here now with you.
You know about it, don't you, Sylph Rave?
What that black fog is // and why it exists.
And why it attacked me.
it's good that you're a curious child.
It's normal for your age. But you don't need to know everything.
Things you don't need to know about
are actually things you shouldn't know about.
Then... this is something I shouldn't know about?
Even though it attacked me?
I want to know about that "black fog".
You don't need to.
My words aren't properly expressed---
want to know about it!
.. // It's not going well.
why are you tagging along?
Right back at you. Why are you leaving so early in the morning. Suspicious.
I can do what I want, no?
You left the ring at the girl's room, right?
I'm talking about how she shut herself in after she talked with you.
You wouldn't do that if you were just going to take a stroll.
You left her the ring so "she wouldn't be lonely when she wakes up".
Leaving without her is "related to her".
And if it's related to Angie, it relates to me too. // Isn't that right?
Sometimes I just don't follow your logic...
What's this huge mansion?
The house of the girl who came to us yesterday.. I think.
Look at that crest.
The handkerchief she had, had the same one.
And the name Mayfield is the name of famous rich family around here.
Mhm, I see. (You pay attention to the weirdest things)
Oh? // So it's that?
We're going to infiltrate right away?
As if I'm doing something that dangerous.
For now I'll observe why she's so obsessed with the "black fog"...
Where's so going so early?
Let's follow her.
I see. I fell asleep in my room after fighting with Sylph Rave.
Where did he go?
Good day, Angelica North.
Can I have a bit of your time?
The mansion Veronica lived in...
Ah, she's going in.
Can she just go into someone else's house?
What now, Sylph Rave?
No choice. Let's continue for a bit longer...
Where is your guardian?
Ah, seems he went out...
Umm... Why are you here, Teacher?
After your parents passed away, // I have been worrying about you.
That was such an unfortunate accident...
How's school? Everything going well?
Studying... is fun. // It's the school my father recommended.
So I'll give it my all.
And my friends...
... // It's going okay, I think.
If I'm right, // a relative is now responsible for you.
Ah, yes... But I'm living here.
I'm only in contact with my uncle by letters.
No parents, all alone, no one to got to. You're just a sad child.
Such a poor and pitiful child.
I'm sure nobody would notice if you were to disappear.
But don't worry.
I really need you.
Now then, Angelica.
Let us return together
to the house where "he" is waiting.
(Continued in Volume 2)