Chapter 1.1 intro
Youkoso v1c1 intro
Welcome to my dream-like school life
“Ayanokouji-kun, are you ok?”
It came . It came again . The feared situation .
As I was pretending to sleep, that person came .
It was the appearance of the devil, which forced me (who was taking a nap) to wake up to reality .
In my brain, Shostakovich’s 11th symphony was playing . The song perfectly described my current predicament: the feeling of utter hopelessness as people are chased by devils and as the end of the world quickly approached .
Even with my eyes closed, I could tell .
I could feel the alarming presence of the devil right next to me as it waited for its slave to wake up…
Now, as a slave, how do I escape this situation…?
To avoid danger, use the computer in the brain to instantly come up with the answer .
Conclusion… Pretend not to have heard anything . I am naming it the ‘pretend sleep’ strategy . My predicament will be solved with this strategy .
If the person talking was kind girl, she would overlook it after saying, ‘Well, it can’t be helped . I will forgive you because I’m sorry ☆’ .
Even a pattern like ‘I will kiss if you don’t wake up, ok? Chuu~~’ is also OK .
“If you don’t wake up in 3 seconds, you’ll face punishments . ”
“… The hell do you mean by ‘punishments’?”
In less than a second the ‘pretend sleep’ strategy was foiled and I succumbed to the threat .
Still, I refused to raise my head and continued to resist .
“Look, as I expected you were awake . ”
“I already know of your scariness if I make you angry . ”
“That’s good . Then, do you have some time?”
“… and if I say I don’t?”
“Well… I can’t force you, but I will be cranky if you don’t . ”
She then continued .
“And if I’m cranky, I will be a major obstacle to Ayanokouji-kun’s normal school life . Hmm, for example, countless thumbtacks on your chair, spraying water on your head whenever you enter the bathroom, and sometimes stabbing you with a compass needle . That kind of behavior, yup . ”
“That’s just plain harassment! Also, that last one seems strangely real, as if I remember already being stabbed!”
I reluctantly woke up and sat up in my seat .
A girl with long black hair and sharp, beautiful eyes looked down on me from the side .
Her name is Horikita Suzune . High school class 1-D, my classmate .
“Don’t be so scared . That was just a joke . I won’t pour water on you from above when you’re in the toilet . ”
“The thumbtacks and the compass needle are more important! Look at this, this! You can still see where I was stabbed! How will you take responsibility if it becomes a lifetime scar?”
I roll up my sleeve of my right arm and show my upper arm to Horikita .
“Where’s the evidence?”
“Where’s the evidence? Are you saying that I am the culprit without any proof?”
Of course, there is no evidence . Even though the only person who was close enough to stab me was Horikita, and even though she was holding a compass needle in her hand, it’s hard to say it definitively…
I had something important to confirm, though .
“Do I really have to help out? I thought about it again, but after all…”
“Hey Ayanokouji-kun . Regretting your decision while you’re desperate, or while you’re suffering… Which one do you like more? Because you pulled me from my responsibilities, you should be held accountable . Is that right?”
Horikita offered only two ridiculous, extreme options . Apparently, it seems that she will not allow a compromise . It was a mistake to make a contract with the devil . I decided to give up and obey .
“…So, what am I supposed to do?”
I asked while trembling in fear .
I won’t be surprised when I hear what she’s asking from me .
I don’t know how things turned out like this, but I remember when all this started .
I met this girl exactly two months ago .
Was it on the day of the entrance ceremony…?