Chapter 1 – Where am I? (part1)
The moment when I thought I died, I was suddenly revived at the age of 16.
I was a 36-year-old man just a moment ago. But I’m back to being a teenager now…. Then tomorrow, it seems like I’ll be dead meat. Hahaha~☆
This is not a laughing matter! This is bad, seriously bad!
From the place I woke up before, by following my intuition, I’ve been walking towards one direction nonstop. However, there’s no change of scenery, there’s only a vast plain that spreads before me.
Did I go in the wrong direction? I wonder if I will find a village if I go in the opposite direction instead….
If I remember correctly, the average human walking speed is around 6 km/hour. I’ve been walking without rest and am quite exhausted, so my speed has dropped to 4 km/hour or so. If I take the middle number, I guess my overall walking speed is around 5 km/hour.
I started walking when the sun was at its zenith. But right now, the sun has almost completely fallen. In Kanto region during this season, the sun sets at around 18 o’clock, so it seems I’ve been walking for 6 hours.
In other words, since I kept walking at 5 km/hour for 6 hours, the total distance I’ve traveled so far is around 30 km.
Hey, are you kidding me? That’s the same distance from Tokyo to Yokohama…. and I still don’t see any sign of people around. What’s the meaning of this? I don’t even see any animals.
How many prefectures are there…? It’s not America, right? Let’s stop thinking about Easter Island and the savanna….
Yeah, it seems God is a little sick in the head…. Wanting me to die after going through all the trouble of saving my life….
For instance, a big-tits beautiful girl comes to a mixer, and although the tension suddenly rises, I later hear her story that she had a boyfriend, and had simply joined to make friends.
What I’m trying to say here is, DON’T RAISE MY DAMN HOPES AND THEN DROP THEM!!
“Screw it! I’m so hungry……..!” (Yashiro)
The grass here is so hard that it can’t be eaten. What? Of course I’ve tried it. If I can make tempura from it…. Nah, that’s impossible.
“Ugh, it’s also getting cold……..” (Yashiro)
It was warm when the sun was still out, but the temperature dropped drastically when it went down.
It seems like the hunger has also started affecting my body.
There’s a saying that humans can live without eating for three days or so, but it seems that modern people aren’t that tough. For someone like me, I can’t even survive without a cheap supermarket nearby.
Oh right, there were some bread crusts left in my hideout…. such a waste….
“Hmm, I wonder why the bread crusts came to mind in this kind of situation…. Yeah, meat would be good….” (Yashiro)
No matter how much money I got, the food I bought with it didn’t taste good. Somehow, I felt like I was eating gravel.
I lived by eating bread crusts and vegetable scraps I bought using the coins I picked up from the roadside. This is the sad story of how a man in his thirties lives his life…. but there’s no helping it.
The Chief’s “fallen coin sensor” and Landlady’s “vegetable scraps recipe” played a big role in my life.
Hahahaha…. unexpectedly, those two things are the most helpful skills I’ve learned from my foster parents.
Sigh……. I want to eat Landlady’s boiled fish and…. that’s right, I want to eat deep-fried Gori as well…. it was delicious….
Gori is the generic name of goby-like freshwater fish, that has a different name depending on the region, but we call it Yoshinobori Gori here.
This fish has an elegant and delicious taste even though its face is ugly. If you sprinkle lemon juice on deep-fried Gori, it will give a light and fresh accent to its taste…. That dish was Chief’s favorite food…. Shit, I’m getting more and more hungry now.
“I can’t die in such a place…. dammit!” (Yashiro)
Yashiro stood up using the little power that remained in his body, and started running with full power.
Maybe I’m going in the wrong direction, but if I turn back or change directions now, I’ll feel like I’m running away from something….
Yeah, I’ve decided to go in this direction from the beginning, so I will not run away from it! You can never win if you run away! I live by believing in myself! Therefore, don’t think too much and just run!!
Under the darkening sky, Yashiro kept running while believing there was a bright place waiting for him ahead of this.
Screaming inside his head, Yashiro shook off fatigue, hunger, and fear.
He ran out of power.
Even though I believed in myself, the impossible is impossible. You lose when you lose.
I can’t even move my fingers anymore….
My heart that was beating violently due to sprinting, is gradually weakening too….
My eyes feel heavy….
The next time I open my eyes, perhaps I will have become a 6-year-old kid….