Chapter 1: two people remain
“It is a gradual decline even if I wait for help! We leave here and go to the base of the Japan Self-Defense Forces!!”
To hear these words, I had the feeling that a longtime question was removed. Why are main characters of Japanese anime junior or senior high school students?
Just say it is marketing and at the end, maybe it isn´t right. The reason why a student can play an active part in the world of anime is that they can act. Humans who can´t move, can´t change the story. For me first come stability, but mankind can´t maintain the status quo.
“Listen everyone――――never lose your spirit!”
Everyone else responds to the high school student’s encouragement with a roar. He said so……and sat down again. I wasn´t going to change without much acting and without standing up.
I am 28 this year and a common office worker who has neither a particular special ability nor a hobby.
On the other hand their average ages are about 17. They rise and are full of hope and both their physical strength and mental strength are widely apart in ability with me. Therefore I go away from here and my determination which comes out probably is attached――――to the outside where zombies grow wild.
Day 1 Pandemic
It is the mutation of a virus or a bacteriological weapon, these news were hilarious……even if it doesn´t go up, the perpetrator was care freely reading the manuscript as if it is somebody else’s problem. The dead reach tens of thousands of people in Africa already and although they weren´t able to prevent the second infection in the United States either, the majority of Japanese didn´t take any measures probably because of the environment called island.
In that way Christmas Eve arrived and the first infection seemed to be confirmed in Japan. I at that time just suffer from an influenza and didn´t know about it.
But all has been already over when the medicine which I got from a doctor was cut. The matter is that I don´t watch television, I´m from the countryside even though I live in Tokyo……those with good condition are gotten together and I noticed only after I tried to go to the office―――― Mankind’s defeat.
When I suffered from influenza, it was painful that I left my Smartphone in the hospital. Anyway I didn´t come to my office for one week, because I accumulated my free days I took two weeks off to relax and I didn’t stick to my cell phone. Without going to a convenience store or a supermarket because there was no need for food, I didn´t go out of my house for two weeks.
I didn´t notice that humans became zombies, because I was completely isolated from society.
Even at the time when the bus didn´t come, I walked to the station without being able to call a taxi because I didn´t have my cell phone with me then at last, I felt that something is unusual because I noticed that I didn´t meet any people.
That’s why while I wandered in various ways, I joined a group of students which had gone outside for securing food here……and so I was able to crawl into the place of living in peace named shopping mall.
Of course, I was half-dead many times before I reached here. If I didn´t get help from that high school student’s leader, it’ll be the case that I would groan as a zombie now, too. Therefore I thanked him……but still I didn´t choose to lower myself to him.
When cooperating with everyone, danger would be quite less because the movement of a zombie is dull. Still the zombie is death and probably the next person who will die is me. Anyway, an active student lacks physical strength. Since it has already become such a world I´m ready to die anytime, but the way I die is another matter.
I didn´t want to think that these young children who lived only around two-thirds of their life will lose their lives because of me.
“……They are gone”
The remaining ones are only me and a high school girl.
With long black hair extending to her waist, she is an impressive girl while slightly hanging down her head. She is similar to the girl I liked in the past.
The leader said that he will entrust this child to me. His reason for that is, that I can´t go out of here if I do what he wants. The leader was a clever boy. They will surely accomplish it.
Adults who can say that their mind worked here would go with them to the outside. However, it was impossible for me.
I know my limit. I also have nothing, so I had no enthusiasm like them. ……My hand which I looked at somehow was surprisingly dry.
“First of all this, it is the food which everybody left, because it isn’t much, it’s an important thing”
I distribute mobile food such as canned food and water equally. Although the amount seems to see rapidly a lot, when considering the former confinement battle which isn’t seen, it’s little. It is only to the limit to barely keep it for one month.
When they walk from here to the base of Japan Self-Defense Forces, it would take nearly one week. If the train and the subway are moving and when I think about the way which is impossible to walk let alone means of transportation in the facade to go……one month, the time limit is severe. It can also be said that it’s impossible.
I assume that they reach their destination in about two weeks, so they won´t return here for the period of one month. If Japan Self-Defense Forces function properly, we wouldn´t need to shut ourselves here. In other words, even if I’d like the worst extinction, Japan Self-Defense Forces don’t possess the fighting power from which a zombie can be driven away.
Although death is decided when I remain here, I gave up to live. If I die, I don´t want to get in the way. If such a thing is told, that leader would also take us out by force.
Therefore I play hero than to sacrifice this girl. Although they did their best, as for us, I and the girl will die.
The girl came over to me without knowing that I thought about such a thing. In her hand is a canned food of peach.
“Ah, were there no can openers?”
“I don´t know……how to use it”
That reminds me, as for the recent canned foods, the things with the pull-tab are often found. Even if a youth who was used to it doesn´t know how to use a can opener, there is no help for it.
“It’s like this……”
The eyes of the girl chase how I move my hand. However she never approached the range that arrived to my hand probably because she was cautious.
It is no wonder. We were just the two of us and with an unknown man, she suddenly need to spend her time here. Her attitude is right and when it isn’t rather so, I’d say something to her.
“If other things exist that you don´t understand, don´t hesitate to ask me”
“……Thank you again……hii!”
When she handed the canned peach, her hand touched me and she greatly edged back. Although it is indeed awkward when it is watched, I lightly wave my hand to the girl who sees that I want to apologize and she answered that she didn´t mind it.