He was quiet. He didn't speak. He just looked at me. It was his eyes that caught me off guard. They were a beautiful shade of purple.
"Hi," I said with a smile. "My name's Takashi Shirogane."
I could hear whispers behind me. Like, "Why's he talking to the freak?" or "He's not going to get a word out of weirdo."
The boy pulled out a red notebook and opened it to a clean page.
"My name's Keith Kogane."
For an 8th grader, he has better penmanship than me.
"It's a pleasure to meet you, Keith."
Keith Kogane was diagnosed with Selective Mutisim ever since he was five years old. Many thought he was just shy or antisocial and made fun of him because of it.
His father took him to therapy sessions to help him speak, but in the end, nothing worked. None of the therapists were able to find out what caused his symptom.
Kids, classmates, and teachers thought of him as a mental person. Many except his father.
That is until one person changed his life.
It was as if God was giving him an opportunity and Keith took it.
Shiro helped him and Keith gave him a promise. That promise was to speak once he came back from the Kerberos mission.
That never happened. Keith dropped out of the Garrison and went back with his father. Keith got used to his quiet life once again. He got so used to it that he forgot how to speak.
Now Keith is stuck fighting aliens in space with a couple of old and new friends. Keith made a promise to Shiro and he was going to do what ever it took to fulfil it. Even if it meant going through pain, torture, and hell.
Published: July 19, 2019
- Chapter 1- Almost An Accident
- Chapter 2- Introductions
- Chapter 3- Flashback
- Chapter 4- Locked in my Memory
- Chapter 5- Mind Changed
- Chapter 6- Departure
- Chapter 7- Getting to Know Each Other
- Chapter 8- Panic Attack
- Chapter 9- Checkup
- Chapter 10- Algebra
- Chapter 11- New Friend and A Little Chat
- Chapter 12- Lunch
- Chapter 13- A Little Encounter and Saved
- Chapter 14- Bad
- Chapter 15- Unconscious
- Chapter 16- Interrogation
- Chapter 17- Awake
- Chapter 18- Dog
- Chapter 19- Fight About Kerberos
- Chapter 20- Full Spoken Sentence
- Chapter 21- Last Day
- Chapter 22- Departure
- Chapter 23- Pilot Error
- Chapter 24- Dropout
- Chapter 25- Found After Years
- Chapter 26- Good to be Back
- Chapter 27- Blue Lion