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115 The Awakening of the Child of the Dead

 Day 6: 12: 51 P.M

Osaka Streets

Time before the Night Rage: 5 hours and 9 minutes left

Current Arsenal:

Melee: Kukri, Brass Knuckles, Balisong

Gun: AR15, Colt 45

AR15 Ammunition: 10 box

Colt 45 Ammunition: 3 box

Grenades: 10 pieces

(Kyosei's View)

The road is quite far and I have to detour for quite a few times after seeing a few hordes forming on the road. I have to make sure that I avoid going to a confrontation against the undead as it will be useless. It might be good if I level up everytime I kill them but I am a normal human and I don't have supernatural abilities, just my skills I have accumulated for this past year and this days of chaos allowed me to live.

Arriving around the alley of the base, I saw a few survivors running around as they were chased by the horde. And damn, they are blocking my route to reach the base. I can't go on detour since I am already so near the base. What is the point? My only choice is to confront the horde and save the worthless bums being chased by the dead.

I pull out my AR15 and decided to shoot, having the food on my shoulders while on melee is a suicidal thought. It is too difficult to fight with so many things that might break if I rashly move, therefore, its time for guns to shine.

As I look around my surroundings and made sure that it is safe for me to begin the battle, I took my aim with the proper posture, used the manual fire and scope out the first enemy.

Bang!

Bang!

Bang!

Consecutive gunshots were released as I took aim. With the lousy movements of the undead at morning , aiming their heads is a simple matter but for some reason, I felt like all the movements of the undead and even the movements of the survivors running seems to slow down, the flying newspaper that flew past in front of me seems to be in slow motion on movies. But who cares why they move so slow? As long as I kill them, it is sufficient!

Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!

Continuous pull of the trigger, adjusting the scope of the enemies is what I am currently doing and even though their lousy movements seems to slow down, I decided to take advantage on the situation and pop every undead that tried to kill the survivors.

Kill!

As the last undead got killed after the barrage of bullets I released, the slow movements seems to return back to normal but in return, my head begins to ache but still bearable for me. What made me surprised are the baffled looks of those survivors though they nodded in gratitude, they didn't stay and chat and immediately fled while still carrying a few supply of food I guessed it right. I drank a bit of water and shook off the ache I felt in my head before leaving the place and with quick steps, I move towards the base with haste.

...

(Miyuki's View)

Gunshots were ringing outside and from how fast the gunshots are, I assume that the person doing the gunshots made his gun in full burst mode since it was really fast but those gunshots only last for a few seconds before the quiet place returned again.

Nanami stood up and went towards the door.

"Where are you going?" I asked to Nanami.

"I am going to check the gunshots earlier and ask Sena and Okabe on what they witnessed earlier," she said and proceeded to go outside.

I sighed. It has barely one week since the Outbreak began but all of us have matured greatly. Our mindset were forced to think like an adult to survive. Pastor Shin and his daughter, Yumi were able to properly blend with us and even the former SDF soldiers, Mr. Suzuki and Mr. Tanaka alongside with the addition of Shu, Sakura, Mirai, Penelope and Chihaya, the workforce were getting bigger. Also, no one are forced to work, they work voluntarily without any kind of oppression. From what I can see, they are doing this for the sake that they survive the Night Rage again. Even I , have to work hard so that I can contribute to the group. Even with some grown ups with us, nobody treated us as children. According to Mr. Suzuki and Mr. Tanaka, all sorts of help will be helpful whether it is coming from a child or a disabled person as long as it contributes to the group, it is really a big thing for everyone.

Even I was forced to open my eyes and think maturely without any kind of preparation. From an ordinary student council president into someone mature enough to see deaths everyday. I might consider living with all the deaths and pain this world now possess. Being soft leads you to danger and danger leads you to death. According to Kyosei, if you have choice to fight or die, it was better to fight than die of course. But if you faced a choice where your death means the safety of everyone and your life is equivalent to the people dying, reconsidering if sacrifice is worth it or not before making decisions. In this world, making such choices will change your life and your death.

As I was contemplating on those thoughts, I noticed that the child that Kyosei brought the other night move. I saw her eyelids move and her fingers twitch. Chie said to me that I need to back away a few distance from her after knowing that she is the Project Eve that the document have said, moving brashly might result to unexpected results.

Before I can move away, the girl faintly called out but I cannot really hear it since it is more like mumblings rather than words. Staying still for a while and intently listening allows me to finally know what she was mumbling about.

"Mom.... mom..."

Is she calling for her mom? No I cannot be so sure though, I might be hearing it different.

"Mom... mommy..."

Nope, she really is calling her mother. I am not hearing it wrong. I returned to the side of her bed and hold her little trembling hands, hoping to calm her down.

"It's alright, you are safe here, no one will beat you and no one will do bad things to you here," I said calmly as I stroke her long white hair gently with my fingers.

She suddenly opened her eyes all of a sudden, which made me shocked for a bit. She looked at me with her unique gold colored pupils. What a rare color, in fact, I have not seen this kind of eye color.

"Mommy?" she mumbled, still weak from sleeping I guess.

"Uh... sorry, your mommy is not here," I said to her, still stroking her hair.

"Mommy!" she hugged me tight like she was not going to let go. I was a bit stunned at first but then I also hugged her. We hugged each other for quite a while before she moves away from me.

"Mommy, where is daddy?" she asked.

"Daddy?"

"Daddy is daddy, he wears a beanie and a headphone!" she beamed a smile on me.

Oh no, felt some sort of trouble.

....

(Kyosei's View)

The ache in my head is fading away and I can now walk properly without suffering from headache. There are less undead around and they can be easily killed without trouble. Arriving around the base, I saw, Okabe, Nanami and Sena surveying the place using a binocular. Before I get there, the three nodded as they saw me arriving and Nanami shouted below.

"Open the gates!"

The sturdy gates opened slowly and allowed me to enter the base. Just as I was about to dump the goods, I saw a girl with white hair dashing and was smiling looking at me. She quickly hugged me an looked at me with her... gold eyes?

"Daddy!"

I almost choked my saliva hearing that. Daddy?!