I became a hero in a pandemic
Summary: I got influenza and I´m isolated temporarily from society, when noticing it was late already. Mankind lost――――against a zombie virus.
*The story is considered serious, but I want to make much of the eroticism equally. A happy ending is the supreme principle. The elements such as NTR are not included* (Author note)
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 the 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. I said so……and I 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 I 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 a need of 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.
Chapter 2: Distrust
I went to visit the fourth floor of the shopping mall that is roof. Brooms were collected and “SOS” was written by a tentative struggle.
The roof is small but cozy for a scale, because there is a parking lot underground in this shopping mall. A little space and water tower……I remember that’s the space where the roof of a high school is.
“……it is bright”
A mutter also similar to a complaint leaks out to the cloudless clear sky unconsciously. If I leaned forward from the roof and looked down, there was hell definitely. I should refer to it as zombie. I who walks with the students was called Walker. As if it’s false, there are no changes in the phenomenon from which a dead person moves.
When there were beautiful zombies than there were also ugly zombies. The zombie whose chest is exposed is surely sexy, until their heart or intestine is coming out.
Its pardon to have withered and I return to the third floor which is the accommodation space. Anyway that girl is there.
The second floor has only a game arcade and clothes shop and a large quantity of beds are put in the third floor because of the furniture section. I, who is nearly 30 years old, isn´t accompanied by the determination to sleep on a firm floor anymore, but, there is no vigor which makes a bed move to the second floor. After I give up and got a mattress and a blanket, should I sleep on the fourth floor or the second floor……?
“What do you do……?”
The principle that she doesn’t smoke, the girl came over when she looked at the zombie while indulging in the feeling that seemed to have a short rest. I looked puzzled since I touched her we didn´t talk a single word. However, it is judged that there might be a change in such a state of mind because she is still young, she answered calmly.
“I intend to make an “SOS” mark just to make sure”
But my response seems to have hurt her feelings.
“I don’t need you! Makoto promise me, he will certainly come back! There is no need for it!!”
A rage, indeed she had an expression such as anger on her face and cried while scattering saliva and her long raven-black hair flies in the sky to be tempted by force.
If I am not mistaken, Makoto is the name of the leader and he is also this girl’s childhood friend.
He wasn´t her boyfriend, but it hardly changes. It is a similar thing. This child is a heroine and that boy is a hero. The story is now, she was in front of me.
And that was also the past when I throw it out and have run away. Therefore I think, I can’t let this child die. She has to live, so she can meet Makoto again.
“…..Ah, yes. I was careless, sorry”
When I lowered my head without arguing, she looked embarrassed whether she returned to sanity.
“When saying so, I don’t know your name. ――――I´m call Matoba Kazuya and your name is?”
“It is Honjo Yumi. Yumi from the kanji for “bow” like bow and arrow”
It is neither a sword nor a spear that remained, it is bow and arrow. I thought that it was an interesting story and it feels like fate.
“Till everybody comes back, my best regards”
She grasped the hand which she held out timidly.
For me and Honjo-san the first week ends.
We chat occasionally like we became friends. …… But the delicate sense of distance caused a certain case.
Usual she wouldn’t approach me in the night by all means. However, her caution weakened, as if she has some business by chance, she has approached me.
I’m a man, too. I don´t intend to make a move at a high school student, but it is accumulating inside me. ……In other words, Honjo-san has happened to meet my masturbation spot.
Then it happened quickly. When she screamed and went away from me, she has shut herself up in the staff office which only the third-floor has. I can’t enter because there is a key in the inside. Of course I have no intention to enter at all, although I thought that I threw off my reserve with much effort……I was shocked lightly.
I can do nothing but give up because I can´t make an excuse. She who is a childhood friend of Makoto is a virgin and that place is slightly clean. I who wasn´t able to endure it was at fault……but only, because I had no other choice. She surely won´t hear such a story.
Kazuya worries more about his favorable public image of the female senior high school student than the threat of a zombie…… The truth is I´m happy.
Since they left, one month was about to pass.
Probably it will be hard if whether the food runs out.
Honjo unusually approached me when I thought about what I should do while drinking water.
“……By all means, is there still food left?”
To the guess from her words, she wants to know if the food might already have been exhausted.
“Why, it’s being saved”
“But usually, does a man eat?”
“……What do you mean?”
She understands it even if I don´t say it. I might be suspected. Anyway, it is easy to cheat food because it is distributed by me. It isn´t impossible for her to think so in case of this precarious situation either.
“At that time Matoba-san, did you really distribute the same amount to me?”
“……Well umm, if you notice there is no help for it. In fact, a lot of my share was handed to Honjo-san in the last three weeks”
When she nodded as she was convinced, Honjo-san glared at me.
“Don’t stare so much. You said it too, but would a consumption calorie be different by a man and a woman?”
“Well well, don’t get angry. Hey, my entire share is given for the remaining three weeks”
I give all the remaining food without any hesitation to Honjo. Because it was my intention from a beginning, there are no regrets at all. But she who don´t understand my intention had the face as if a pigeon ate a peashooter at all.
“Don’t you need that?”
“I don´t need it! ……But what about Matoba-san?”
Therefore she would be the child who was kind whether she who could be anxious about me was quiet if it wasn´t such a world. Now that I’m a creature without food my energy becomes unstable.
“I am okay, because I go to get it underground”
Yumi who heard these words, was totally like a stray child.
Possibly I may be wrong, because the person who dies between the two of us may be a happy one more than the person who lives alone then. But still I want her to live, because I promised it to Makoto.