35 Before dawn
Early in the morning, I woke up while it’s still before dawn.
I mean, the night here has no such thing like lights, and because I had nothing to do, the only person I can speak with is that gorilla. In short, there’s nothing to do at night.
That’s why, once the sun sinks, I have no choice but to sleep.
Wake up when the sun rises, sleep when the sun sinks.
After repeating such primitive life, my body has already adapt to it. I can now wake up naturally like an old man with bad sleep.
The campfire at the side is making a cracking sound.
Probably, the gorilla was the one who lit it up. Well, I’m okay, but is he feeling a little cold? Or he’s paying attention to my needs?
At any rate, there’s a culture gap, but recently, I started to consider him to be counted as a human because he’s an animal that can handle fire.
After all, I managed to clear once out of 10 times of this inhuman creature’s absurd request. That part, the education method is a little…………no, considerably…………no, extremely bad, but I do feel a little thankful for him.
「Oh, you woke up」
「Ah, I can wake up before dawn naturally now. What time is it?」
I asked the principal.
That’s right, this almost-human creature is wearing an unsuitable high class watch.
You wore that even when pulverizing the rock, right? What is it made of?
The principal confirms the time with his usual calm movement.
3 in the morning. Then, now, Japan is…
When I think about that, nn? I have a question.
「Say, Principal. The match day, wasn’t it today?」
He replied without hesitation.
「So the match which I’m supposed to participate, when was it?」
「I think…it’s 4 o’clock」
I see…4 in the afternoon. I heard about that before.
「So, what……time is Japan right now?」
In order to confirm the uncomfortable feeling, I asked him.
「I said, it’s 3 o’clock」
That’s his reply.
I look up at the sky, and think for a while.
Now, we are…approximately on the opposite side of Japan, and the time here is 3a.m.
And…the answer to my question just now was the time in Japan.
But the gorilla replied by saying 「3 o’clock」.
Ah, I see.
This place is approximately the other side of earth.
The 「3 o’clock」 that the gorilla said is correct.
If the difference is 12 hours,
then Japan is now 3p.m.
…Ah, I see.
Embracing a new doubt in my chest, I ask the animal in front of me kindly.
「Say, Shitty gorilla principal…do you know the word “time difference”?」
「What? Time difference is」
「Hey, tell me. What is time difference?」
My shout resounds in the mountains.
「There’s only one hour until the match!!!!?」
In reply to my shout of despair, the principal asks with a serious look.
「What? What do you mean?」
While suppressing the anger against the gorilla’s lack of common sense, I tell him, emphasizing that we only have one hour before the match starts.
「I don’t understand, but…we just need to rush back?」
「Right!!!! But there’s no way we can go to the opposite side of…!!!!」
「Then, let’s go」
Saying that, the gorilla carries me in his arms…
This gorilla…what the hell…don’t tell me…
Without time to sort my thoughts, our body accelerates at a great speed…
He jumped up to the starry sky.