The inhabitants of Tokiwadai filtered into school right on schedule. Contrary to the views of certain nonconformists, the procession wasn't a dreary one; Though orderly, it contained plenty of smiling faces and sounds of mirth. The school may have had more rules and regulations than its poorer counterparts in other districts, but that didn't stop most of the students from enjoying themselves. After all, the curriculum was comprehensive, the facilities excellent and the opportunities plentiful. Wasn't all that worth a little conformity?

Of course, it was hard to remember logic like that when listening to an incredibly long lecture on the principles of AIM diffusion, especially when you'd spent the previous evening soaring across rooftops. Even under normal circumstances, Miura Kin would have found this class hard to stomach; Today it was nothing short of torture. She wondered if Krystal was having similar problems. It was so hard to tell from all the way at the back of the room. She could just picture the surprise on her friend's face when she found a stranger sitting in the chair to her right. Those teachers had a lot of nerve separating the two of them like this. Now they'd no longer have each other's support during these soul crushing lessons; Well, soul crushing for Kin, at least. For all she knew, Krystal's soul might be doing just fine...