Chapter 1 [Previous Life]

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Chapter 1: Previous Life

Amakawa Haruto, a college student living in Tokyo.

Summer.

He was walking below the clear blue sky as the sun shone brightly above.
With the sun shining down combined with the asphalt on the ground, the area was filled with hot air rising causing a heat haze.
In such hostile environment, Haruto still had a cool expression on his face as he continued walking towards the University campus.
Along the way, Haruto discovered a group of female college students walking nearby secretly raising small shrill voices.

Haruto had this hard to approach atmosphere, tall along with a handsome face.
Also as a practitioner of ancient martial arts, he was able to train his body resulting in an excellent physique.
Therefore Haruto walking to University was seen as some sort of celebrity by the opposite sex.
Despite that, no rumours could be found about Haruto being interested in any girls.
It did not mean that he was into men.
Just that in the 20 or so years he had been alive, Haruto never found himself a girlfriend.

The reason was that there was only one person in his heart.
That person was Haruto’s childhood friend.
Unfortunately, his crush never bore fruit.
Yearning for her, Haruto was almost able reached her but she suddenly vanished.
Five years passed since Haruto’s childhood friend’s disappearance.
The last time he talked to her was 13 years ago.

Ever since the time he first encountered her, it took no time for Haruto to fall for her.
Playing with her everyday, it was difficult for him not to notice his attraction towards her.
But Haruto’s parents divorced when he was still young and he was taken by his father to live in his father’s home town in the countryside.

At that time, the two childhood friends made a certain promise.
Someday, when they were reunited, they would get married.
There was no binding force to that promise, only a fleeting transient promise in their childhood.

But Haruto was determined to make that dream a reality and poured all his strength towards that promise.
To achieve their dream, he built his foundation towards manhood through the pursuit of knowledge, agriculture, housework, and martial arts.

He wanted to meet.
He could not stand not being able to meet her.
He did everything with great effort and impatiently waited until the day he reached adulthood for their reunion. Haruto blindly believed in the promise.
Haruto, who dedicated great effort into all his endeavors, was recognised by his father.
Owing to that, his father allowed Haruto to enroll in a famous high school near the area his childhood friend resided.

It was where a shocking reunion was about to happen.
Coincidentally, his childhood friend also enrolled in the same high school.
Dokun, Haruto could feel his heart race.
There was no mistake, it was her.
Even if her appearance had changed over the years, he would make such a mistake.
She was still in the distance but he knew because she was his beloved.

He was fascinated, looking at her back, covered by glossy black hair.
Her small, beautiful face.
Her skin, white as snow.
Her short stature, but possessing finely balanced features.
Her appearance, neat and tidy, giving her the most graceful atmosphere.
She was like a girl straight out of a painting.

Haruto felt grateful to the fate that reunited them.
But he simultaneously cursed that same fate.
Next to her was an unknown guy.

Haruto became scared.
Was it possible that the two were dating?
When he thought this, he became unable to call out to her.
And then just like that, while he was agonizing over what he should do, Haruto’s childhood friend vanished.

Ever since then, Haruto continued to live in regret.
By the time he realised that she had vanished, Haruto finally noticed the great mistake he had committed.
His spirit almost broke.
He could not even let out a sound of his heartbreaking cry, only letting it resound in his body.

But, he did not give up.
There was no way that he would give up.
He would not be so easily discouraged with just this.
Because he did not get to confess his feelings yet.

He embraced the faint feeling that he would someday, somehow meet her as long as he was in Tokyo.
After graduating from high school, Haruto enrolled in a University in Tokyo.
But even to this day, he was not able to get his hands on a single piece of information about her.

Eventually, three years rolled by.
There was not a single day where he forgot about his beloved childhood friend.
He even sought the police’s help to investigate his childhood friend’s disappearance but the truth remained wrapped in a mystery.

After lectures ended, Haruto headed back home by bus.
The time was just before evening so there were only a handful of passengers riding the bus. Currently there were only three passengers including Haruto.
The inside of the bus was wrapped in silence.
Staring out the window, Haruto watched the flowery scenery pass by.

Suddenly, the bus started violently shaking.
Before he noticed, the bus was suspended in mid-air causing a floating feeling, followed by a sudden impact to his whole body. In an instant, Haruto’s consciousness faded to black.

“…te…”

The moment before all became darkness, a beautiful voice in an unknown language resounded in his mind.

“…to the next news. This afternoon at 3:15 in the Tokyo ○○ prefecture, a bus and medium sized truck collided. Three bus passengers were pronounced dead on scene.  Despite suffering serious injuries, the two drivers survived the accident.”


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29 thoughts on “Chapter 1 [Previous Life]

  1. Not sure if you’ve gotten anything back from your TLC or whatever, but here’s my take on it.

    春人は怖くなった。
     もしかしたら二人は付き合っているのではないだろうか、
     そう考えると、自分から彼女に声をかけることはできなかった。
     そして、そんな風に悩んでいるうちに、春人の幼馴染は失踪してしまった。

    Haruto became scared.
    Was it possible that those two were going out with each other?
    While thinking this, he became unable to call out to her.
    And then just like that, while he was agonizing over what he should do, Haruto’s childhood friend disappeared.

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      • Not really “strangely,” it’s how vehicles are designed. In the case of a bus, the driver has a seat belt, the passengers don’t. In other vehicles it’s mostly because the driver has better safety measures, not to mention that the mechanical bits and their supports increase the strength of the frame around the driver.

        No driver was mentioned for the truck, did the bus driver crash into a parked truck? How did that guy become a bus driver?

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  2. Thanks but… there are too many grammatical mistakes and I can’t properly visualize, what is happening, in my mind. Please recruit an editor.

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  3. Chapter 1 [Previous Life]
    Amakawa Haruto (Amakawa Haruto)a college student currently living in Tokyo.
    Summer season.
    By some chance walking below the crystal clear blue sky, with the sun shining above him
    that and combined with the asphalt that laid out on the grounds, the area that already was already filled with hot air dissolving and rising to higher place causing a heat haze .
    In such hostile environment, Haruto still had a cool expression on his face, he continued walking on the hill to his university by himself.
    Along the way, Haruto discovered himself walking near a group of females college students who secretly raised a small shrill choice.
    Haruto had this hard-to-approach-atmosphere, tall height, and handsome face.
    and, from the fact that he tempered his body with an ancient martial arts training, his physique was good too.
    Therefore, Haruto that was walking to his university was also somekind of celebrity to opposite sex.
    Despite that, there was no rumour about a girl that Haruto was interested in.
    It didn’t mean that he was not a man.
    But, it was just that since his birth till more than 20 years-old, Haruto had never found himself a girlfriend.
    There was only one person in Haruto heart.
    That person was Haruto childhood friend.
    But, those feeling never bore fruits.
    After longing for that girl for a long time, when Haruto hand almost reached her, she suddenly vanished.
    It’s had already been 5 years since Haruto’s childhood friend had vanished.
    And, the last time Haruto talked to his childhood friend was 13 years ago.
    Since the time Haruto first encountered her, it did not take time for him to fall in love with her.
    Always playing with her everyday, so it became obvious for him to notice his love toward her.
    But, Haruto parents got divorced when he was still very young, Haruto was taken by his father to live in his father hometown in the countryside.
    At that time, this pair of children made a certain promise tht
    someday, when they’re reunited, they will get married.
    There was no binding force to that promise, it was only a fleeting transient promise in their childhood.
    And then, Haruto gained a dream of marry that little girl in the future, he will put all his strength with everything he have toward that promise.
    Putting great effort so that his effort will come true, in which he placed his trust in building his foundation, he encourage himself in pursuing of more knowledge, agriculture, housework or helping around the house, he learned an ancient martial art from his grand father dojo.
    Want to meet.
    He can’t stand the fact that he can’t meet her.
    He does everything with great effort, impatiently waiting for himself to grow into adulthood for the time of reunion, Haruto blindly believed in that promise.
    Haruto who always put all his spirit was recognized by his father, and because of that his father gave his permission for Haruto to enroll a famous highschool near the place where his childhood friend was residing.
    That high school would become a place where the shocking reunion would be happen.
    Coincidentally, his childhood friend also enrolled in the same high school.
    Dokun, the sound of his heartbeat increased, that’s what Haruto felt.
    There was no mistake. It was her.
    It was definitely not a mistake like mistaking her name.[TL : the original text said “mistaking A for B” but I write it as “mistaking her name” coz of the existance called kanji]
    She seems far away, however, she’s awfully close to him, so all this time his most beloved person is here.
    While he fascinated looking her back that covered by her Glossy (Glossy )Black hair.
    small and beautiful face.
    Her white skin like it was buried under snow.
    Her short but finely balanced feature, her neat and tidy appearance giving her a graceful atmosphere.
    She was like a girl coming out from picture.
    Haruto felt delighted to the fate that reuniting them and,he also cursed the fate at the same time.
    Next to her Haruto saw an unknown man.
    Haruto became scared.
    Was it possible that those two were going out with each other?
    While thinking this, he became unable to call out to her.
    And then just like that, while he was agonizing over what he should do, Haruto’s childhood friend vanished.
    Since then, Haruto continued to regret.
    The first time he knew she vanished, Haruto finally noticed the greatest mistake that he had just committed.
    His spirit almost broken.
    He couldn’t even let out the sound of his heartbreaking cry, it only resounded in his body.
    But, he didn’t give up.
    There was no way for him to give up.
    He wouldn’t be so easily snapped and give up with just this.
    Beside, he didn’t confess his own feelings yet.
    He enbraced the faint feeling that he will somehow meet her as long as he is in Tokyo, after graduated from High school Haruto enrolled to a local University in Tokyo.
    But, even to this day he still couldn’t get a piece of rumour about her.
    Three year after coming to Tokyo.
    There was not a single day he could forget about his beloved childhood friend.
    The Police also investigated about his childhood friend’s disappearance, but the truth was still wrapped in mystery.
    After the lecture in his university finished, Haruto was going back to his home riding a bus that stopped near his home vicinity.
    It was just before evening, so there were only little passanger riding in that bus, currently there weren’t any other passanger except three people including Haruto.
    The inside of the bus was wrapped in silence.
    Haruto was looking at the flowing scenery that passing by.
    That time, suddenly, the running bus shook greatly.
    The bus jumped very high causing a floating feeling, suddenly a big impact attacking his whole body, in an instant Haruto’s consciousness becomes total darkness.
    “……..te………..”
    The moment before he compltely lost his consciousness, he heard a beautiful voice in unknown language that voice sound spirited inside Haruto mind.
    “To the next news. Today, afternoon at three past fifteen, in Tokyo Metrolitan area ○○ district, an accident happened between a bus and a medium sized truck collided on the street. The three passanger that taking that bus instantly died, as for the bus driver despite his serious wound his life is saved “

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  4. Man sometimes people just need to move on and cut there losses cauze it sounds like he missed out on more than a few opportunities being stuck on someone he hasn’t been in contact with in overtime five years she might not have even remembered him

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  5. “to the next news. Today, afternoon at three past fifteen, in Tokyo Metrolitan area ○○ district, an accident happened between a bus and a medium sized truck collided on the street. The three passanger that taking that bus instantly death, as for the bus driver despite his serious wound his life is saved “

    maybe it should be (English is only my second language, so I’m sorry if it’s wrong)

    “to the next news. Today, afternoon at three past fifteen, in Tokyo Metropolitan area ○○ district, an accident happened between a bus and a medium sized truck collided on the street. The three passenger that were taking that bus instantly died, as for the bus driver despite his serious wound his life is saved “

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