Tamori Four

She was four, and Mr. Whispers was at it again! She was playing hide-and-seek with the cousins. Mirumoto was the quickest, and Saka had the sharpest eyes. But Mr. Whispers could see everyone. He thought it was funny to see their faces when she found them. So no matter how splendid their hiding places, he would tell her where to look. Everyone thought she was so clever.

But then Reidou called her over. She was smiling, but her eyes watched Yuriko closely. She asked Yuriko if she had a secret helper.

Shamefaced, Yuriko admitted that Mr. Whispers had helped her win every game. But Reidou-sama wasn’t harsh. She was proud! Somehow, it was fine after all. Only special people could talk to the . . . what was the name again?

Tamori Four

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