You glance at Kaoru who seems to have not been given a lunch by Hana, probably because Hana hadn't been expecting Kaoru to join her for lunch. The others at the look a little... ill. You look back at Hana who is giving you a happy, eager expression. You take a moment to mentally prepare yourself for whatever it was you were about to put in your mouth and give Hana a nervous smile. You slowly move to take a bite, hoping that either the bell would ring or someone else giving you an excuse to not eat the food that smelled like skunk perfume.
You begin to breath through your nose as you open your mouth and officially take a bite. Instantly your eyes water and now all you can smell is that smell and you feel a bit faint. You try to inhale through your mouth and end up inhaling the food and begin to choke as your eyes water. Kaoru quickly gets behind you and does the Heimlich maneuver which takes a few attempts but eventually you cough out the food lodged in your throat and collapse as you gasp for air.
Hana is now sobbing and apologizing over and over again and the others sit there in stunned silence. You manage to rasp out while you raise your hand that you were fine, but Hana doesn't stop. It was then that a terrifying thought came to you. Did Hana cook for the party?
"I think I should take her to see the nurse," Kaoru says as they move to help you stand.
Agreed - take a deep breath, and shake it off. I mean, the others survived thus far as well, right? Perhaps, we can ask Hana about the party food thingy - if she's cooking, our help might be appreciated by all of the guests.
Edit: She wouldn't have everything prepared yet, would she? Please not...
You raise your hand up which causes Kaoru to pause in helping you up. While your stomach rebels for such mistreatment you muster a shaky smile, "I-I'm fine!"
No one at the table believes you, not even for an instant. Kaoru sighs while Hana keeps sobbing out apologies over her terribly cooking. Her friends pat her back and assure her that somehow you will indeed live, it was probably just food poisoning after all. The commotion ends up attracting nearby tables and Naoto ends up wandering over to check out what is going on, seeing you looking as though you're about to faint and Hana crying, then his eyes turning to the suspicious food.
"Makoto, I know you don't want to hurt her feelings, but do you think torturing yourself by lying would actually make her feel better?" Kaoru asks.
"Makoto ate that?" Naoto asks with some disbelief which Kaoru replies with a 'not helping' glance. "I-I mean, she's fine Hana, maybe it was too much curry?"
"Help me take Makoto to the nurse," Kaoru grumbles to Naoto, who nods and takes your other side to help you stand up as your body was completely ignoring your commands due you trying to keep your stomach contents down. You manage to muster out a garbled groan of 'See you later in class' though it is very hard to make it out as an actual sentence. Kaoru and Naoto manage to get you into the nurse's office and lay you down on the bed, Naoto grabs a trashcan quickly as you finally heave as you can no longer keep whatever it was that you ate down.
"Oh, did someone eat Hana's cooking again?" the nurse asks without even looking at you as they enter. You would have replied but your energy was at a complete zero and all you could do was breath and lay there.
"Yeah, she took a bite of something," Kaoru answered while Naoto tried to get you to drink some water.
"I had hoped being in a Home Ec class would help, but it seems it has only gotten worse," the nurse sighs before turning to mark something down on a slip of paper on their desk. "Leave them here to rest for now and get yourselves back to where you need to be."
"Text me if you need anything," Kaoru says before having to drag Naoto away as he jokes he wants to eat Hana's food so he can hang out with you in the nurse's office. Within five minutes another student enters with an upset stomach as well and the nurse marks the paper again. Their friend explains they had gotten cookies from Hana earlier and ate them for lunch and became ill. It seems Hana might be the school's own form of a natural disaster at this rate.
You aren't sure when you fell asleep. You remember the nurse giving you some medicine to help calm your stomach and that's the last thing you remember. You groan as you sit up, but you no longer felt like you were about to actually heave up your entire stomach.
"Oh, you're looking better. You slept for quite a while, it's already homeroom," the nurse says, setting down some magazine they had been reading. "You can rest here longer if you need to or I can give you a slip and you can return to your dorm, no need to rush off if you still feel a bit green under the gills."