Chapter 2: I rely on the scream

A vast wasteland and rocky hills as far as I can see.

Continuing blindly on this vast wasteland and rocky hills.

A scenery that continues on and on.

When I was falling my eyes were filled with tears and I didn’t have room to look carefully at what was at the bottom.

Seriously, this situation…

This is already the third day, you know?

It should be fine to have a change about now.

Since the time I fell, I have been walking forward without caring about day or night. Anyhow, a wide barren land. In order to not have an experience akin to ‘before I noticed I was in the same place’, I made signs in parts of the scenery and continued to walk on.

Even with that, the thing that I am already used to seeing in front of me, that conspicuously tall mountain, I felt it hadn’t gotten any closer. It may be an illusion, and I felt my heart was going to crumble already.

After all, there was a commendable amount of nothing here, of no one.

In a sense, it was incredible. Not only people, there aren’t even animals, you know?

Ah, I had forgotten it.

Things you could eat? There’s none. I sometimes would see dry straw-like grass but, as expected, I don’t think I would be able to eat it -but even that is scarce though!

That I feel hungry but can still walk may be because my body has become superhuman. If it were the usual, I would have already dried up and rendered unable to stand.

Doing what Tsuki-sama told me, I tried using my given ‘power’ by concentrating to activate it, but I failed(?).

I tried to gather the power onto the palm of my hand.

I don’t understand it a single bit. I could certainly feel the power gathering, but nothing was happening.

I tried placing my hand on the ground but nothing.

I tested a lot of things.

The only thing was that the objects I had in my hand would slightly move depending on how much energy I utilized. This is probably the easiest to see and understand form.

But it’s not like it actually moves, it just trembles in my hand.

It’s a mystery. And also, I don’t think I can use this to get out of my current situation.

Well, this power is something precious that Tsuki-sama has given me. I believe that great personage wouldn’t make a mistake.

I will try to experiment more with it. I have to understand this power as soon as possible.

Anyways, it’s hot.

In the day it’s reasonably hot.

At night it’s reasonably cold.

That’s how I felt it but.

At noon I could clearly see the heat haze with my eyes. Right now is just like that.

At nights the surface of the rocks began to frost.

This is an incredibly harsh environment for a human, yup.

I once more thank my superhuman body.

Well, I advanced forward at a pretty fast pace without minding my surroundings.

The moment I reach that mountain, there should be a change in the situation, probably. Please let there be. I implore.

The only thing I hear is the wind and my own footsteps!

It’s already been 3 days!

At this point in time there should already be an event, right?!

“I see, it’s because I am not a hero anymore~ I’m just an ugly duckling after all.”

I began speaking to myself. It may be the effect of loneliness but the times I have said what I was thinking have increased. So sad.

My eyes became slightly hollow. I gazed at the far distance. I want to believe there’s humans on that side.

What are the two heroes doing now I wonder? They are surely being received with open arms by the royalty and nobles, and must be eating a nice feast.

Compared to me…

I look at my back. Nothing but reddish-brown wasteland. The path I have travelled.

Every time I saw a mirage I dashed to it, so I should have shortened quite a bit of distance. I most likely wouldn’t even recognize the place I was dropped to.

At first I planned to walk mindlessly and encounter someone or find a settlement, but…

It seems that’s a privilege that’s reserved exclusively for main characters.

Also, to be so perfectly vast without anything at all… There wasn’t a single shadow of a per- ???

“?? ???”


That voice was faint but…

I tried with all my ability to concentrate with my changed body. This is probably the first time in all my life that I have become so sensitive.

My ears didn’t let the sound escape.

I stop my steps.

I perk up my ears with my hands and silently close my eyes.

Where is it, from where did I hear it?

I have to concentrate. Just concentrate.

As if to not miss even the moment a single drop of water falls…

I definitely heard a voice, I have to make sure of it.

“? Sa… Ple…a”

“It’s over there!!!!!!”

I heard it once more, it was definitely a scream.

I open my eyes. As if desiring those sound waves!

I am still admirably fasting though!

My stomach is extremely empty but…!

Since the time I came here, this is the most power I have had.

I kicked the ground and ran.

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17 thoughts on “Chapter 2: I rely on the scream

    1. Don’t you mean hate? This guy is right up there with shield bro on the list of guys with reasons to hate the gods. I hope he goes total Sith Lord and wrecks the balance of this world just to spite the bug.

  1. Couldn’t he have just jumped if he wanted to know what was around him? He could probably jump a good 10 stories if he wanted to, judging by how far he can fall without injury.

  2. Man, I hope this isn’t a story where the MC can’t do anything on his own and relies on his comrades/friends/slaves/subordinates/etc.
    From the way things have gone so far, it looks like he’s going to be overshadowed at every turn, even if he’s the guy who performs the meritorious actions.

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