When I first came to that world...I didn't want to accept that there could be one so screwed up.

I even...pitied everyone who lived in that world.

And then...I tried to save everyone in that world...but in the end, they all saved me.

I lost sight of something that simple...during the course of the war...

I got full of myself...because I was the only one who'd seen this world end...and I lost sight of it...

Thank you...

Because of you all...I feel like I finally understand what it means to be a soldier...

I'll never forget...what everyone in that world taught me...

Thank you...all of you...

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(August 9, 1999) (Yokohama-Hive F-Layer)

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[Voice] "Command post, this is Bravo Leader...now we are on the deep 4000 Ft and have reached there central section, and have start search of the assigned sector from here..."

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[CP] "Bravo Leader...this is command post...your image is a shit of statics...the wire must be damaged by something there...anyway, the top priority there...is to bring back input as much as you can now... "

[Bravo Leader] " Bravo Leader...roger that... "

[Bravo 03] " That's too dam big...ooh... the floor...it's shining..."

[Bravo Leader] "Command post, this is Bravo Leader, No signs of BETAs, all sensors say soo..."

[CP] "Bravo Leader this is command post, make sure to record any damage which might have been caused by the G-Bomb attack, and make it fully detailed"

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[Bravo Leader] " Bravo Leader, Roger that...then I gotta be given god damn coop for that, what do does quads think I am...an expart or something...? Hell I didn't even know what this place looked like...before it got bombed... "

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[Bravo 01] " Jumping out, record is rolling boss.."

[Bravo Leader] " Hmmp...right...that's great...get the company to move out.."

[CP] " Bravo Leader, a lot!...Delta Company has encountered with several BETAs and is now engaging...get a lot of straggler BETAs"

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[Bravo Leader] " Bravo Leader, Roger that...nows great time to flock off if Company and the Lot.."

[Bravo 02] " Boss!"

[Bravo Leader] " What's Up..!"

[Bravo 02] "What ...what the hell is that?"

[CP] "Bravo Leader this is Command post, Report your Status.."

[Bravo Leader] "This is Bravo Leader...wait...wait what? ...there is something right at the middle of the hole..."

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[Bravo 03] " That...that's a pillar!...isn't that!?"

[Bravo Leader] " This is Bravo Leader...there is some sort of column standing from the floor to the ceiling...and ...it has a transparent part in the middle..."

[Bravo 03] " Boss!look at it, its not just one...there's many more..."

[Bravo Leader] " This is Bravo Leader,now checking from max distance"

[CP] "Bravo Leader this is command post, check and report your team status, all BMS shows you all are in extremely high level of mental stress."

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(-Ah...oooh...)

[CP] "Bravo Leader this is command post, report your status, repeat report your status"

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[Bravo Leader] " Fuck! What the Hell is This!?"

[CP] "Bravo Leader this is command post, do you hear me!? What is going on? report your status!"

[Bravo Leader] "-Oh no...it's human."

[CP] "-Human what?,what did you say! this is command post!, Bravo Leader survivors!? Bravo Leader! Come in!"
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"They are Human...Brains!"

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[Voice] " AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!

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"..."

[Voice] " AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!

"...mm..."

...(Knock!)

[Voice] " AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!

...! ...

...what...? ...shut up.

[Voice] " Wake uuup! Takeru chan, wake uuuuup!, And open this dooooor!

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...Sumika...stop screaming out there...

[Sumika] " Open the front door and let me insiiide...uwaaan...chain locks aren't fairrrr..."

...do I give a crap if it's fair!?

We've been using that chain lock since forever!

It's only been unlocked before because mom always undid it for you!

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[Sumika] "The house key isn't enough to get in~~~!"

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...come to think of it...why did she ...leave the chain lock on...?

"..."

...aaah, that's right...

My parents ...went on vacation...

And they...left Sumika the key for some reason...

Geez...why'd they have to do that...

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[Sumika] " This loooock! I'm gonna get serious now!"

Nooow then...that should keep her out for half an hour more...

Let's get some more sleep...

...good night...

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...(Knock!)

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.(Knock!)

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...(Knock!)(Knock!)

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...(Knock!)(Knock!)(Knock!)

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"Nnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! cut it out! Go awaaaaaaaay!"

[Voice] "Aaah...such commotion..."

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(sigh)

"Yeah...it's such a bother..."

-Hm?

(Looks around)...

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[Woman] " Waking up like this is bad for one's mental health."

"... ... ...what?"

[Woman] " I must apologize for what is about to occur... but I came prepared."

...what?

...but...I'm not...prepared to share a bed with you...

...hu...h...?

[Woman] "..."

...why...am I ...crying...?

[Sumika] " -Ooookay...this should be enough to..."

(Door unlocks)

[Sumika] "-Yes! Takeru chan! I'm sure you're already awake by now, but I'm coming to wake you up anyway~!"

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" -Wut!?"

-Damn her !...she broke the door, didn't she!?

[Woman] " Huhu...what is it?, Do not speak in such a strange manner."

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...you're the strange one here!

"-!?"

This is bad! I can hear Sumika leaping up the stairs!

[Sumika] " -Takeru chan, we're gonna be late!"

Uwaaaa! Don't come in! Stay away! Coming in right now would be extremely bad!

I can't say why, but it'd be incredibly bad!

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[Woman] "...hmm...that is true. W will be late if we do not get up soon."

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" -You stay right there!"

[Woman] "...why?"

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"I don't care why, just do it!"
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[Sumika] " Aga! Wai-wait!, wait a minute, not yet, don't fall over yeeet~~~!"

(Thud!)

[Sumika] "Ow-ow-ow-ow-ow...so meeean. What'd I do~?"

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You fell down the stairs, right!?

Now give up and go away!

[Sumika] "Takeru chaaan!"

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-Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah...I have no other choice!

[Woman] "Ah...!"

I'll have to hide under the blanket until she leaves!

I have no idea who this woman is, but there's no way I can let her see Sumika!

For now...I'll fight her off with excuses!

There's no other way!

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...Taaakeeeruuu-chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan?

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Shit! ...Sumika's voice is scary! Really Really Scary!

"Are you still in bed? Get up already!" Don't pull the blankeeeeeet!

"...huh?, Takeru chan...You're awake, aren't you...?"

" -Shut up! Forget about me and just go to school!"

" You know I can't do that. You're going to get up whether you like it or not!"

"No, you can't, you mustn't!. I swore to myself I wouldn't get out of bed today! (And I swore to myself to wake Takeru chan up~!) That's just because you wanted to! (Same to you, Takeru chan, you just don't wanna get up!) Anyway, I'm not going! Leave me alone! "

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[Woman] "She speaks out of kindness...do not be so cold."

[Sumika] "...ueh?"

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-Gyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ! Wh-why are you talkiiiiiing!?

[Sumika] "Takeru ...chan!?"

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Wai-wait! don't take of my-

[Sumika] "... ..."

-Gyaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

-Give me more tiiiiime!

[Sumika] "...ah."

...Sumi...ka...?

...ah...I'm doing it again...?

[Sumika] "... ..."

...is this because...it's so bright...?

[Sumika] "... ... .."

No, this is no time to cry!

I have to...I have to get rid of her somehow!

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[Sumika] "... ..."

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"...ha ha ha ha! Good morning, Sumika-kun. The weather's nice this morning."

[Sumika] "... ..."

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"By the way, not to change the subject or anything, but what did you do to the chain lock?"

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[Sumika] "Awa...awa...awawawa...!"

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"Sumika-kuuuuun? Can you hear meee?"

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[Sumika] "...awa...awa..."

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"Hmph. Well then, I think we can make a deal. I'll pretend you didn't break the lock, but in exchange, you turn a blind eye to this."

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[Sumika] "..."

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"All you have to do is turn a blind eye to the supernatural phenomenon you've just witnessed...

I think that's a pretty good deal, so what do you-"

[Sumika] "... ku... ...grr..."

"...aaah, never mind. You don't have to say anything. I understand. Even though we've been together since childhood, there are still things that can come between us..."

[Sumika] "...grrr ...rrr ...rrrrr..."

"Sadly, this is a normal part of growing up, so one must accept it as a part of life..."

[Sumika] "Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooh..."

"Wait! Shouldn't we calm down and talk about this!?, Only barbarians settle things with violence! Sto-...!"

[Sumika] "Youuu...idiooooooooooot~~~!"

(BAAAAAAAAAAAM!)

"Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahuhuuhooooo oooooooy!"

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Chapter 1: The Light of other worlds

(Thud!)

Ouch!, the hell...? ...dam that hurt...huh?.

Oh...I feel off my bed...
Dam…that really stings (-!)
Wait where did both Sumika and that woman go?

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