Kazuyoshi was a kind of science nerd. He knew much more than us about the railroad. To his disappointment, he had a small build and looked younger than 11 years old. He detested sports.
Shuzo had a strong build and was a cheerful child. He was talented in sports and the fastest runner in our elementary school. To his disappointment, he lacked cultural grounding and detested study.
I,SUZUME was a reluctant poster child, so to speak. I was forced to be a model student as the General Secretary of the student council. I had no choice in the matter because I was recommended by a lot of class members. I hated the job, and I wanted to release my stress.
So I craved a thrill. And for me, a thrill meant seeing a UFO, the Lochness monster?, a ghost, etc.
The conclusion of the discussion over our adventure was a result of compromise: moderately active, somewhat intellectual, and reasonably thrilling. And most importantly, it needed to be done in deep secrecy.
I was dissatisfied with the conclusion. Can you imagine a “reasonably thrilling adventure”? It was a beautiful example of oxymoron! But I was vastly outnumbered.
(Even now I believe their foundation to deny my plan was nothing more than a pretext. Actually, they were absolutely afraid to go there.)
Anyway, we reached a conclusion.