I Will Not Accept Your Future - Chapter 1
First night: 01 [Mido Sayoko]
[The match will start five minutes from now.]
Sayoko was pulled back from her dream after hearing that voice.
She first looked around her surroundings after raising up her prone body. No human figure can be found in the room illuminated by the pale nightlight.
And then she stretched out her hand for the smartphone at the bedside and pressed the button. The glasses are still in the bedside’s case, but she suddenly brought her face closer to the LCD.
The screen displayed [Monday, 26th October, 1.55 a.m.]. It’s midnight.
She went to bed around 11 p.m., so she hasn’t slept for three hours yet.
She took a breath and looked around once again.
The finished homework was left unattended on the study desk and there was a pile of paperback books and comic books on the floor. There were figurines of beautiful girls, the plastic models of robots and stuffed animals placed on the shelf. The school uniforms were properly hung on the hanger today.
But, after all, there were no human figure. There would certainly be a problem.
“…If it’s like this, I wonder if I’m still half asleep.”
She wondered whether she was awakened by the voice inside the dream which she couldn’t even remember the content after waking up.
She didn’t even know whether she was dreaming in the first place.
Then a psychic phenomenon or something… When she arrived at that thought, she got a chill down her spine but when she thought that there was no special presence that ghost stories often tells, she was able to regain her composure soon.
She looked at her cell phone again. It was 1.56 a.m. in the morning.
Maybe it’s due to the influence of manga or anime that it appeared in the dream.
When it comes to the manga that Sayoko often read, the ratio of Shounen manga is much higher than Shoujo manga. Naturally, the books and novels that she collected tend to have many battle scenes… because of that, she may have slept like this.
I became a senior high school student, but this is just like an elementary school student… the voice of self-deprecation appeared.
(I have to go to bed early because I have school tomorrow.)
Thinking of this, her body fell down to the bed.
The darkness after closing her eyes slowly painted her consciousness black.
[Now, the ability will be decided randomly, so you can think of a name first. That’s the rule.]
The previous voice echoed inside Sayoko’s head again.
It was a fist-sized humanoid, vaguely wrapped in golden light.
No, it was not just a simple human figure. It was a girl-like figure with translucent wings reminiscent of butterflies.
The body with thin limbs was wrapped in a fluffy one-piece dress. The charming immature face and the flower hair ornament attached to the short hair was cute. If you give it as a toy tied with ribbon, little girls would surely be delighted.
Such a thing was floating gently in Sayoko’s field of view.
[Uh, we’re meeting for the first time. Mido Sayoko-san. I’m Kyouka = Kuribayashi. I came from the future. Nice to meet you.]
It bowed and spoke again while floating in the air.
Sayoko fell down with her butt on the bed and retreated close to the wall.
[No, no, I’m a human from the future. For you guys, we’re called future people? Ah, did you think about my appearance? This is an avatar, you know, avatar. There’s no way a fairy really exists, right? This is not a fairy tale. I’m a normal human but my true form is not here so I use a projection of avatar to talk. I can explain the details later, for now, just think of it as something like a stereoscopic thing.]
She’s called Kyouka and she spoke one-sidedly.
[Anyway, I don’t have time. Ahh, there’s less than three minutes left! First of all, I’ll ask the administration to start the random roll for abilities, okay?]
Kyouka was flying around restlessly while something like glittering particles were scattered and added exaggerated gestures to each word.
It’s an obvious unnatural phenomenon that does not conform to reality.
But, even so, Sayoko,
(Ah. Speaking of which, there was such a fairy among the residents of Neverland.)
She remembered the picture book that she had read during her childhood.
Her reason had already decided on a conclusion that this is a dream.
[Once your ability has been decided, give it a name based on your ability. It is a rule that names that are not related to the ability will not be accepted so giving a stylish name within a short time is an opportunity to display your sense.]
Sayoko leaned against the wall after replying half-heartedly.
If it’s a dream, she can’t do anything in this dream. At the moment, she has no choice but to go along with it until she wakes up.
It’s a pity that it doesn’t seem to be interesting.
Sayoko sighed loudly while absentmindedly watching Kyouka’s figure flying around inside the room.
The movements suddenly stopped after the short voice.
The fairy remained still in the air while trembling all over as if enduring something.
The situation was strange.
[Hey, what’s this!? Is it such an ant!]
The voice that echoed inside my head completely changed and was clearly panicked.
[Damn it! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! What should I do! Isn’t this the end before even starting! It’s a failure! It’s unfair! It’s strange!]
The cheerful tone a moment ago had already disappeared and now she was cursing her own circumstances while holding her head.
Sayoko called her with a timid voice.
[I told you I’m not a fairy. Kyouka = Kuribayashi. Jeez, I don’t care anymore.]
That perfunctory attitude made Sayoko upset. Even though it’s her dream, this ‘fairy’ way of saying something and attitude were too unpleasant.
[As a result of the roll, the special ability given to you was [Nothing]. Loss is a loss, a big loss. There’s no doubt that you will die in the first match. So, my exam is also done. Far from adding points, I feel depressed when I think of the number of reports that I have to make to recover the credits!]
After she finished talking, Kyouka shook her head and showed a sighing gesture.
[Ah, I have less than a minute left. Well, for now, the ability… although you don’t have it, you should name your ability. According to the rule, when the time runs out, at that time, you will be disqualified and die. My score will be more pitiful.]
“What’s that? It’s a failure, right? Scar is fine, Scar.”
[[Scar]. Is it [Scar] in Japanese? Is the translation correct? But I wonder if it will pass like this? Whatever, I don’t have time anyway. I’ll apply for the registration.]
“No, I didn’t say that pun.”
[Ah, it passed.]
“It’s fine even if it’s a pun…”
The moment Sayoko answered reflexively, her field of vision dimmed.
[See you, Sayoko. I hope you die as comfortably as possible.]
While listening to the voice.
Sayoko’s consciousness also sank into the darkness, just like her field of vision.