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Otherworld Nation Founding Chronicles Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Episode 1

Possession

 Death had suddenly come to me.
 From an unexpected place and time.

 In front of a large truck.

 Time had moved slowly. Things that I had left undone appeared on my mind one by one and disappears.
 My boss from my previous part-time job, my friend, my university professor. That reminds me, I haven’t submitted my report yet……
 And lastly everyone from the orphanage.
 I don’t think they would end up thanking me for my life insurance.


 I still wanted to live with more thrills in my life if possible.
 When I though so, I heard a voice of a kid laughing, and every bone in my body was broken.



 I was in the forest when I woke up……

 I looked around and towards the sky.
 The moon, which I felt was bigger than the moon that I knew, was shining in the sky.

 The trees that were illuminated by the moonlight were very big. I wonder how many times taller the trees had grown compared to me?

 Was this the afterlife?
 There was a story about a flower garden and the Sanzu River, but I didn’t catch a sight of it.
 This was a shabby afterlife.

 Where the hell am I……?


 Suddenly, I felt something bitter in my mouth.
 It was some grass when I spat it out.

 Why did I eat some grass?
 And then I realized that I was famished.

 Dizziness, fatigue and the general feeling of malaise assailed my whole body.

 If I don’t eat something I will die for sure……

 I must look for something that I can possibly eat.
 Acorn, mushrooms too, anything is okay.
 I need something I’m able to eat.

 Suddenly, a big centipede entered my field of vision.
 Usually, I would scream and run away from that place, but I just stared it for some reason.
 Looking at it carefully, I think I could clearly see it had so much muscles.
 I’m certain the poison was on the mouth, aside from the mouth, will I able to eat it……?
 ……
 ……

 Can I eat it?

 For the first time, I ate an unappetizing centipede.



 “Come to think of it, will I be okay from the parasites?”
 After the centipede settled in my stomach, I became worried.

 I was a little worried……
 Will I become stupid if I don’t have enough nourishment?
 However, I don’t now how to start a fire. Oh well, might as well eat it raw since I need to survive.
 Since I chewed it well, it’s going to be all right, going to be all right. Probably.

 If my brain worked half as much and hesitated, I might die from starvation.
 I just wished that there wasn’t any parasites present.

 “I’m thirsty……”
 I began to walk to look for water.
 I want to wash out the aftertaste of the centipede in my mouth quickly.

 I felt it was ten minutes of walking when I found a brook.
 The words that came to my mind was to not drink the water, but there’s no way around since I don’t know how to start a fire to boil it.

 “I have returned to the living……”
 Water was important after all.
 Because the water looks clear, I think I’m safe from parasites. Probably.

 I looked at the water surface on the brook.
 My face was illuminated by the moonlight……
 ……
 ……
 ……

 Who was this guy?

 An emaciated gray-haired kid was reflected on the surface of the water.

 ??????

 Wait, wait, surely the reflection on the water was wrong. Even the reflection of the light may sometimes go wrong.
 I rejected the reality before me because I don’t understand what this means in my mind.

 I touched my cheeks timidly.
 I could see that my cheek bones were visible.
 I was not fat, but I’m not that skinny for my cheek bones to be visible.

 Next, I tried pulling my hair. My hair was gray.
 A typical Japanese should have raven-black hair……

 This was reality.
 In other words, this was that, it’s that famous…

 “It’s reincarnation……”

 I looked up at the night sky.
 The size of the moon that was shining in the sky was twice as big as the moon from Earth.