“The bullying is worse than we know. And he’s doing his best to hide it, which tells me that they’re striking where Kuro can hide it. Or they were but something happened today.” “You should keep your head up if you have a nosebleed.” Kuro jumped. Blood and water flowed down his chin where it fell to the heavily stained sweater. “I-I tripped.” An excuse without being asked what happened was always a sign of a bad liar.