Ranking evaluations have come and the usual number of expulsions and transfers have occurred. Not the least of which was Q, my room mate of 43 days. The act of making the move to Q's room and then the subsequent move back into my old living arrangements upon Q's transfer out of Wammy's House have been... inconvenient. However, I suppose that it is only natural to have expected that after evaluations were completed, many of the orphanage's students would be expelled for psychological or academic performance reasons... I had not, however, expected that Q would be among them.
It is a lesson, of course. Every act that takes place in this house can be assumed to be a lesson, and I suppose that even in the most minor and simple-seeming situations one must always be prepared to expect that which is not expected.
The house smells very strange these days, with the introduction of several new odours and the loss of some old and familiar ones. It will be very strange, no longer smelling that pleasant mix of chemicals or the veneer of old and precious wood. I do not, however, find myself wanting for the scent of that especially sweaty child, nor the alcoholic tinge of another classmate... but these are digressions.
Please, take care to keep yourselves clean and to eat well. It would be no good to see another rash of the flu spreading through this house, especially now that we are starting in on the next evaluation period and, as always, the stakes have been raised once again.
As a side note, the case in Eastleigh is now completed and my report has been filed with Roger. I have received requests to publish my case report in my journal, but I am afraid that the publication of this case report has been disallowed by law enforcement in Eastleigh, upon requests made by the families of both the victim and the perpetrator. I am not allowed to disclose any personal information about the case at this point, and much as that seems... unnecessary and strange to me, I am obliged to concede to these requests.( PRIVATE to ORPHANS // UNHACKABLE by CARETAKERSCollapse )( PRIVATE to SELF // UNHACKABLECollapse )