This is a sort of prequel to Life is Death.
You've seen the genre and you're thinking how a story can be both humor and angst at the same time.
Well, I'm giving a try at this because I'm trying to be different.
This genre shall be called Humoristic Angst. I made it up. If anyone else made it up before me it is purely coincidence
Standard Disclaimers Apply.
Character: Mukahi Gakuto
"Ne, Yuushi, what does spontaneous combustion mean?" Mukahi asked.
"It's when things randomly explode mysteriously. Can occur because of heat or friction." Oshitari answered.
"So like, people can spontaneously combust too?"
"COOL! That's awesome!"
Shishido rolled his eyes. "Where did you find that word? On Wikipedia?"
"No. In the dictionary."
"Then why didn't you read the definition?"
"It was too hard to understand. Duhh."
"Jeez. You're hopless."
"Well it's not my fault! My brain just doesn't work sometimes!"
"It doesn't work at all, dude."
"It does too work!"
"No it doesn't."
"I'm not that stupid!"
"Oh really? Then what's the freezing point of water?"
"No retard. It's 0. What about the boiling point of water?"
"It's 100! How can you not know that? You don't even know how to spell your own name!"
"I know how to spell my own name! I have a 130 word per minute thing when I'm typing!"
"Yeah. But your spelling sucks!"
"And you still don't get how to add fractions! Sheesh. You suck."
"Aww. Then test me on something else! I'll prove to you that I'm not stupid!"
"Okay. then does Mars have a cold temperature and or a warm temperature?"
"Well...it IS red...so it's supposed to be hot, right?"
Shishido rolled his eyes again. "Stupid! It has a cold temperature! Cause it's farther away from the sun!"
"Oh. I thought it was closer to the sun."
Mukahi stared. "Isn't that the planet that's like, really really tiny and all the way to the end of the solar system?"
"That's Pluto! And for your information, Pluto isn't a planet anymore! It's been classified as a dwarf planet!"
"You're so stupid! You're like, a total failure!"
Mukahi didn't know why, but those few words hurt him. You're like, a total failure!
He couldn't take it anymore.
He finally snapped. Tears started rolling down his cheeks like a plug was pulled out of a drain. "I don't care! I don't care anymore!"
Shishido looked startled. "Dude...I-"
"YOU CAN SHUT UP! FINE! I'LL ADMIT IT! I'M STUPID! I'M MENTALLY RETARDED AND INSANE AND I NEED TO GO TO A MENTAL HOSPITAL AND ROT AND DIE OVER THERE! NO ONE NEEDS ME! I'M A NOBODY!"
Oshitari reached out. "Gakuto, h-"
"SHUT UP! STOP IT! I DON'T CARE ANYMORE, OKAY? NO ONE CARES! I CAN JUST GO AND DIE RIGHT NOW AND NO ONE WILL GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ME!" Mukahi turned around and started running.
He ran. He couldn't stop. You're like, a total failure!
He almost ran right into Ohtori. "Mukahi-sempai?"
Mukahi still was running. He could hear footsteps behind him, but that only made him run faster.
He reached an intersection. He didn't bother to look whether it was safe to cross. He just ran.
"MUKAHI-SEMPAI!" someone shouted. "WATCH OUT!"
Mukahi suddenly stopped and turned around. The last thing he saw was a truck that was heading towards him at full speed...
Before everything became a dark blanket.
So...is he dead or not?
You get to find out soon...in Life is Death!