But I was too sleepy to care anymore.
We were shown to a plain dirt room. It was a little chilly inside, but the ground was spread with dry straw that was unexpectedly comfortable. We lay down inside and fell asleep in a second.
My eyes snapped open.
I couldn’t tell what time it was since everything was pitch black, but I couldn’t have been asleep for more than an hour.
My body still felt heavy with fatigue. But I had a feeling that I should get up. Some strange warning in the back of my mind.
I shook him, but he showed no signs of waking up. I guess that’s understandable. When I touched Satoru’s face, I could still feel the dried blood caked on his skin. There hadn’t been time to clean it properly before we fell asleep.
“Satoru! Wake up!”
Although I felt sorry for him, there wasn’t time for me to wake him up gently. I covered his mouth and nose with my hands.
Satoru started squirming and flailing, grabbing at my hands to stop me from suffocating him.
“What do you want…let me sleep.”
“No. Get up now. Understand? There’s danger.”
Satoru opened his eyes reluctantly, but still seemed half asleep. He made no move to get up.
“Just a feeling. Something bad is coming.”
I didn’t answer. Satoru looked confused. After a moment of silence, he turned around with a “goodnight” and went back to sleep.
“Satoru. I know you’re tired, but if you don’t get up now, you might never get up again.”