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A Step towards
As I noticed that
my level rose after I defeated the Evil Spirit King, I hastily checked my
status, but the only thing that changed was in the skill column.
The thing I newly
obtained was an inherent skill named 【Synchronization】.
…This is yet
another skill I don’t understand.
understand what I didn’t understand, so I obediently looked up what kind of
effect it had, then…
with your surrounding.
Like hell, I
What’s with that
explanation!? You think I’ll understand with only that!? I don’t!
Can’t you give me a
more detailed explanation!?
I tried to examine
the skill’s effect somehow, but in the end, I got no other explanation, and the
effect remained a mystery.
As I just couldn’t
get contained with that, Treasure Chest and my parents came closer.
usual… I, spontaneously took sympathy on the enemy…」
「I have no excuse
for that one time.」
I only could
apologize to the Treasure Chest that I killed in the same way with that. I
「Seiichi. You sure
have grown splendidly. Your dad is proud.」
「He’s right, I can’t
wait for your future.」
My parents floated
gentle smiles and stroked my head gently.
embarrassing, but the joy overrode it, so I kept silent and let them stroke me.
While we were
having our time, a voice unexpectedly came from all around.
「What the hell is
seemed surprised by it, but since it was a familiar voice to me, I calmly
responded to it.
you’re saying that voice is the voice of the Netherworld!?」
「And how the hell
are you calm about it…」
Anna muttered so
with a tired look on her.
Ah, normally you’d
be panicking here, huh. …No, I’m normal too okay!
「Is it already
『…Yes… Thanks to
you, I was able to produce a new gatekeeper safely… My deep gratitude…』
「…Being called out
by the Netherworld in itself is already abnormal, but Seiichi-kun who
accommodated it is far more abnormal…」
I couldn’t say
anything back to Lucius-san who let out an amazed laugh. Exactly as you say,
「Well then, since
my role here is finished, you will return me to the human world, won’t you?」
『…Affirmative… As I
have promised, I shall return you to the Human world…』
With this it’ll end without me being dead!
I was delighted
with that fact, but then I suddenly realized one thing.
「Ah… come to think
of it, is there a difference in this world’s time axis and the human world’s
Even if I returned,
I’d like to avoid any Urashima Taro kind of development where a hundred years
had passed there. Because I’d have to part with Saria and the girls.
Netherworld only had a single colour for its sky, so I couldn’t tell how much
time had passed.
However, my worries
were in vain.
『… Please be
relieved… The time axis between the Netherworld and the Human world is the same…
Regarding the time you have spent in the Netherworld, I assume it’s been about
「I see. That’s a
I’m glad I won’t
become Urashima Taro.
I don’t want it if
I ended up having no acquaintance there, or becoming a withering old gramps the
moment I return after all. …Though I’m sure this body will adapt to it.
「Well then, let’s
return us to the previous human world right away. Ah, dad and mom, everyone is
coming along right?」
When I told them
that then looked back to my parents, everyone gave me a troubled smile.
sorry. We can’t go with you.」
I couldn’t process
what was my dad saying.
「Wh, what are you
talking about. We’re returning together, you know? Look, even Zeanos and
everyone else too…」
Zeanos slowly shook
「Because we have
Lucius-san said so,
loud and clear.
「I’m telling you,
this is our farewell, Seiichi.」
「Wh, why would it
be. We have defeated the Evil Spirit King, so why don’t we all return with me?
Besides, even if you say you died… Aren’t you all alive right now!?!?」
「I’ve said it haven’t
I, Seiichi-kun? This, doesn’t mean that we are alive like you.」
I drew closer to
Lucius-san who kindly tried to warn me.
「A human who has
died once can’t live again. Of course, resurrection magic exists, but that only
works immediately after death. This is a rule of the world that can’t be mended
by anyone, it’s absolute.」
「I, if that’s the
case, then, Netherworld-san! Return my parents and everyone else to the human
world too! I’ve helped you defeating the Evil Spirit King, haven’t I!」
can’t be done… It can’t… Especially since I am the Netherworld itself, I can’t
break that rule…』
apologetic words, I went silent.
As I gritted my
hand with all of my might, hiding my face downward, mom hugged me tight.
okay. If it’s you, it’ll be okay. Why, you are our prized son after all.
Seiichi, didn’t you find people who you treasure in the new world? You can’t
make them cry, you know. ——Now, go ahead. Your precious people are waiting. We
can’t go with you, but keep looking forward and live happily.」
Even while smiling
and crying, my mom said so.
Listening to it, I
「Like hell I care
「The rule of the
world? Live happily? ——Don’t make fun of me.」
trying to talk seriously——」
「Serious talk can
go to hell for all I care! Go joke around!」
「Go joke around!?」
hearing their words really grinded my gears.
In various stories,
for sure, the dead people that the protagonist met didn’t come back to live,
but he stayed positive then walked toward the setting sun.
But… if my precious
people stayed dead, damned setting sun or happy end means nothing but shit!
「If you want me to
live happily, then be alive! If someone I love… someone I treasured stayed
dead, just how am I suppose to live happily!?」
「Seiichi. This is
not a story.」
「Yeah, this is not
Precisely, a story
is sometimes cruel.
The death of the
protagonist’s loved ones are exchanged for his happiness after all.
this not a story, in order to grasp my own happiness, I’ll have every each of
you to come back to life!」
It’s a foolish
remark. I’m clearly looking down upon life.
Still, I don’t want
to deny my own feelings. Even though it’s selfish, I want to continue on with
Whatever happens to
the world, I don’t give a damn.
What the public
says or whatever it is, not even my business.
I’m just saying my
egoist wish for my own happiness after all.
In the meanwhile
everyone was overwhelmed by my remark and ambiance, Dad who somehow gotten back
on track opened his mouth.
「No matter what is
coming out from your mouth, reality is not that easy-going. Give up.」
As though to remind
me, he said that to me.
Not limited to him,
the Netherworld in its entirety persuaded me to give up.
However, my body
was the only one who——lived up to my plead.
is activated. Herewith, the synchronization with the surrounding is undergoing.』
I was bewildered at
the sudden announcement in my brain.
Synchronization? Why would that mysterious newly obtained skill is….
As I was
dumbfounded by the confusion, abruptly, my parents’ and everyone else’s body
surprised by the phenomenon that occurred to their body, but for me, the
announcement once again flowed into my brain.
Synchronization is completed. The subject of the current synchronization was to
synchronize Seiichi-sama’s nature of 【the Living】, as it was to synchronize
with the surrounding, the surrounding people’s nature of 【the Dead】 has been
synchronized to be 【the Living】.』
I just couldn’t
muster out any words.
And that was not
only me, even my parents and everybody else were lost for words.
Lucius-san spoke with a bitter smile on him.
「I give up… To
think you’d actually violate the rule…」
「N, no way…」
After dad heard
that, Lucius-san laughed gently.
have come back to life thanks to Seiichi.」
My parents who
couldn’t believe it had their eyes opened wide.
Netherworld gushed out words that seemingly to follow up Lucius-san’s remark.
something unbelievable, but… everyone, because all of you have become 【the
Living】, similarly to Seiichi-sama, I can return you to the Human world… really…
I can’t understand it anymore…』
Being told that way
by the Netherworld as well, my parents were left speechless for a while, before
gradually walking closer upon me then embraced me tight.
「Seiichi! I, I…
once again, I can see you growing by your side!? Is that so, is that really
to them, all the while being crushed, I kept showing them a smile then hugged
Please keep living healthily even until I become an adult, okay.」
「But of course…! We
won’t die until we see our grandchildren and see them growing…! So please get
「Isn’t that a tad
I’m still a high
schooler you know!? …No, now I’m a teacher though!
Even among Zeanos’
group, the joy of being able to return to human world spread and thus we
congratulated each other.
No matter what the
others said, a meaningful death was not something I hope for. Worse if it was
the death of my treasured people.
When the people I
cared for are living and smiling like this, is what my happiness.