Sunday, August 28, 2016

Masou Gakuen H×H Volume 2


{Special Attack Unit, respond.}
A voice mixed with grating noise could be heard.

“This is Special Attack Unit, imperial headquarters, please.”
{Report your current position.}

Below my eyes a lake surrounded by mountains was visible.

“Currently I am at Shizuoka, in the middle of passing through Hakone. The estimated time until my arrival in Nagoya is――”

{The Nagoya operation is suspended. Return to Tokyo.}
I doubted my ears.

“What is the meaning of this? Right now magic weapons are advancing from the Entrance of Kumano right!? I have to head there quickly!”

{Nagoya is abandoned.}

Abandoned he said…… what did that mean?
{Rather than that, this is a new order. Make sure Tokyo float takes off.}

Inside my heart was growing cold.

Tokyo float that was floating in Tokyo Bay. For that to take off meant――

To throw away Japan, was what it said.

Cold sweats soaked the whole body.

The ears were buzzing.

{An Entrance is also materializing in Tokyo, magic weapons are also approaching this location. Take position as guard until the citizens gathering in Tokyo Bay boarded the Tokyo float.}

“Tha, that’s! Nagoya will…… what will happen to the other cities! Even though they are waiting for me to go to their aid! Are you telling me to watch a great number of people die!?”

{Then, you are going to watch the people here die?}

{This is an order. Quickly return.}

I turned around for 180°. At that time, screams that I shouldn’t be hearing felt like they reached my ears.

With painful reluctance, I headed to Tokyo.
I had to pretend not seeing the flames and smokes raising everywhere.

It felt as if my own body was roasted.
Tears came out from my own powerlessness.

But, I couldn’t show this kind of face to other people.
I am the protector of Japan. There was no way I could show a weak face to the people.

Wiping the tears, I landed on the pier of Tokyo Bay.
“This is……”

Tokyo Bay, from the pier until its surrounding area became a black mountain of people crowded. Was there several thousand, several tens of thousands, or even more than that number gathering here?

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