Period 2: The Bonds Of A Curse
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Period 2
Volume 1
Previous Period 1: The Devil's Game
Next Period 3: Mary's Dining Table

The Bonds Of A Curse is the 2nd chapter of the Zekkyou Gakkyuu series and manga volume 1.

Premise[edit | edit source]

Sakahara-senpai is a popular student admired by many, while on the opposite spectrum is Kurosawa, the most unpopular student of Ai's class who is rumored to curse people. After her beloved class pet is taken away from her, Ai will do anything to get revenge on the one responsible... 

Yomi's Introduction[edit | edit source]

As Yomi walks through the classroom she speaks to the readers about hatred and how randomly it can appear.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Ai and her friends head out to feed Kotaro, a small puppy the class has been taking care of. Not seeing him they begin to worry that he might have gotten loose; only to find him standing next to Ai, peeing on her shoe. She picks him up and recalls finding him a few months ago. It was raining and they discovered him hiding under some bushes, and seeing how dirty he was they decided to give him a bath. They asked their teacher if the class could take care of him as he didn't belong to anyone.

It's then Kotaro begins to bark and the girls spot their gloomy classmate -Kurosawa- walk by. One girl suggests they avoid her but Ai doesn't listen as they bring up a rumor claiming that Kurosawa curses people she dislikes. Innocently Ai approaches and offers to let her pet Kotaro, but Kurosawa gets frightened and turns away to leave. Ai's friends are relieved and they remark on how she's a good person to approach someone like her. Ai begins to wonder if she's actually as bad as everyone thinks, noticing Kotaro's tail is wagging. She isn't given a long time to think about it when two older males approach, one remarking on the urine stench and blaming Ai for it. However, the other one -Sakahara- claims the dog peed, and he tells him to leave Ai alone. She's very surprised but she is taken by his kindness, until noticing Kotaro seems upset now.

She resumes work on his dog house she has been preparing until realizing he's missing once more. He returns with a small doll in his mouth, followed by an angered Kurosawa who snatches it from him. Ai recalls what others say about her but barely acknowledges it after spotting a bag of dog biscuits in her pocket. Ai quickly suggests that she stays so that Kotaro can have them. She hesitantly agrees and the girls begin to bond while feeding him. At some point Kotaro pees on Ai again, but as she complains she takes note of how happy Kurosawa is. She isn't that scary looking after all.

It's then the girls find an injury on Kotaro, but Ai assumes it's his own recklessness. She asks Kurosawa if she knows anything about it, and Kurosawa prepares to leave after uttering that Ai is "blissfully ignorant". Ai is very confused as she picks Kotaro up to return him to the dog house she finished. She brings up how long it took her to make it and notes winter will be approaching soon. By the time she's ready to graduate, Kotaro will have grown up. Seeing how happy he is, she lays down with Kotaro.

The next day Ai arrives to school with some bandages, milk, and steamed buns for Kotaro when she finds several classmates and Teachers chattering and upset, surrounding Kotaro's destroyed dog house. Ai manages to break through the crowd to discover the battered corpse of their beloved dog, dropping her items. Everyone wonders what could have happened but with class starting they head inside, leaving Ai to mourn in peace. She cries until overhearing Sakahara approaching with his friends. She seeks shelter nearby and overhears them criticize how harsh Sakahara was towards Kotaro. She's horrified as they discuss how he would leash it onto his bike and made it run the full distance he rode. Sakahara complains that he was too weak, and they shouldn't talk about the poor dog anymore.

Ai becomes further distressed when he starts to smile, claiming that this was a good way of relieving stress. As she remembers the injuries she saw on Kotaro and comes to the realization that Sakahara was the one responsible. Kurosawa knew about him being a cruel person all along. She quickly locates her classmate and brings up the doll Kotaro had, then she asks to borrow it.

The following day, Ai and Kurosawa are preparing a burial spot for Kotaro when Ai's friends approach, bringing up Sakahara has been hurt. Somehow, his clothing got snagged by a bus he was near, and he was dragged for miles before anyone realized it. His body was horribly mutilated, to the point that nobody could look very long without feeling sick. Hearing this shocking story, Ai and Kurosawa exchange a glance before she gets up. She begins to smile, now that Kotaro has been avenged.

Yomi's Epilogue[edit | edit source]

Holding the torn apart remnants of the Sakahara voodoo doll, Yomi crushes it and drops it into the trash. She explains how Ai and Kurosawa crossed a line people shouldn't under the influence of hate, but anyone is likely to do this. Once the line is crossed, it can't be undone.

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Period 1: The Devil's GamePeriod 2: The Bonds Of A CursePeriod 3: Mary's Dining TablePeriod 4: The Abandoned School At MidnightPeriod 5: Bloody ValentinePeriod 6: Graduate Number 108Period 7: Supplements For The BrainPeriod 8: The Matching ClassPeriod 9: Kasako-San is ComingPeriod 10: The Truth About Yomi - Part 1Period 11: The Truth About Yomi - Part 2Period 12: The Endless Game of TagPeriod 13: Shii-Chan's DiaryPeriod 14: From The Land Of MirrorsPeriod 15: Execution ClassroomPeriod 16: The Girl Under The BedExtra Class: Black Cat SayaPeriod 17: Black ForumPeriod 18: Miracle BallPeriod 19: The Money Tree

Period 20: Best FriendPeriod 21: The Slit Mouthed WomanPeriod 22: The Land Of MermaidsPeriod 23: The Day I Became A Demon - Part 1Period 24: The Day I Became A Demon - Part 2Period 25: Friendly Apartment ComplexPeriod 26: Scarecrow TeacherPeriod 27: Make-Believe SistersPeriod 28: The Do-Gooders ClubPeriod 29: The Requirements Of A BellePeriod 30: Last White DayPeriod 31: My Older Brother And IPeriod 32: The Queen's TrickPeriod 33: The Toilet GoddessPeriod 34: Hell's Clock - Part 1Period 35: Hell's Clock - Part 2Period 36: The Fish FamilyPeriod 37: The Witch of the Library RoomPeriod 38: Soprano of MiraclePeriod 39: At Emily-chan's Home

Period 40: Midnight KotatsuPeriod 41: The Erasing BlackboardPeriod 42: Best Friend ChocolatePeriod 43: Marionette's LoverPeriod 44: Ding Dong LadyPeriod 45: Mei-chan's TextPeriod 46: Yomi-sama's Facts -Prequel-Period 47: Yomi-sama's Facts -Sequel-Period 48: The Sea of SilencePeriod 49: Beautiful Mother and DaughterPeriod 50: Friend of the Science RoomPeriod 51: The Cleaning ManPeriod 52: Ghost TunnelPeriod 53: Blog of GodPeriod 54: True Intention CandyPeriod 55: Beloved Plush ToyPeriod 56: Capsuled Personality Vending MachinePeriod 57: Photo Sticker CollectionPeriod 58: Yomi's Door -Part 1-Period 59: Yomi's Door -Part 2-

Period 60: Red Heeled WomanPeriod 61: Paradise BoxPeriod 62: The Girl in the PosterPeriod 63: The Tale of Twins

Extra Class: The Kind Mama's HouseExtra Class: Black ProfileExtra Class: The Ocean is CallingExtra Class: The Family of 5Extra Class: The Last ChristmasExtra Class: The Sacrifice ClubExtra Class: Cursed HairExtra Class: Black Cat SayaExtra Class: The Home of DollsExtra Class: The Bus to HellExtra Class: The Boyfriend StoryExtra Class: Colorful StrawberryExtra Class: Human RankingExtra Class: Guard of the MountainExtra Class: Girls and BoysExtra Class: The Birth of YomiExtra Class: Dreaming GirlExtra Class: The Visit of the OxExtra Class: Eyes in the SandExtra Class: Snow WomanExtra Class: Courage AppExtra Class: The Red Thread

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