DCFM – Chapter 004: Nanami and One Ending

When that time comes, the 1,000 that have been chosen by God will be sent to the parallel world.

The time is at midnight GMT on January 1st. 

Due to the time difference, the departure will be at 9 a.m. in Japan.

That day was unfortunately rainy, and the morning news said it was rare for it to be raining on new year’s day.

I left home with an umbrella in hand in order to give my final farewells to Nanami.

As I exited my house, there was a TV crew slightly further away that must have just arrived. I saw them directing their cameras at me, and I simply bowed at them lightly. 

My house is not only small, but is also facing a busy road, so with several TV station crews blocking the way, traffic jams happen.

On the day Nanami was chosen, there was quite the trouble regarding that, so they have decided to take their positions at a sidewalk slightly further away. Well, today will be the last day they chase after Nanami.

God didn’t unveil more information than necessary about the parallel world.

What we know is that it is a similar world to Earth, and that it is a fantasy world of swords and magic. The Chosen will be given Bonus Points to strengthen themselves, exchange for items, and start in a state you desire to a certain extent… That’s at most what we got. 

There wasn’t much advice I could give Nanami.

Even if she can strengthen her body slightly, I can’t imagine Nanami fighting monsters. Then, does she have any other choice than living her life safely in a city? 

In that case, instead of putting points into strengthening herself aimlessly, it would be better to change it for items and money. But if she were to have money and good items while still being weak, she might end up getting robbed and killed… Then, there really is a need for strength…? I went around in circles and couldn’t get a clear answer.

My little sisters said that putting the necessary points in strengthening yourself is big because there’s a high chance that you won’t be able to get them later, so they said that you must take those kinds of things, but we are not robust game characters to begin with.

That’s why, in the end, there’s no choice but to decide what ability to get after having a look at them. With that in consideration, you can then distribute your points in a balanced manner. That was the safest way. 

That was the conclusion we reached.

“…Did I get here a bit too late? Even so, it is pretty silent in the house of Nanami…” (Hikaru)

It is still 8 in the morning though.

Are they still sleeping despite it being the day of departure? 

The Chosen were originally supposed to gather in the Tokyo Dome where the people would oversee their departure, but Nanami declined it. She refused in a tv program saying she wanted to pass her last moments with her family. 

Well, there’s the chance that the mass media that can’t read the mood will be showing up at the last minute, but there’s currently no one. They might unexpectedly respect the last moments of the Chosen. 

Or maybe they are not pushing it because they are scared of the divine punishment of God.

“Good morning, it is me, Hikaru!” (Hikaru)

The entrance was open, so I just entered, but this is strange. 

Even though the lights are on, there’s no sound.

I am acquainted with the family of Nanami due to our families being friends. It is hard to believe that they would still be asleep the day her daughter is going to be departing. 

I take off my shoes and go in while having a bad feeling. 

The door leading to the dining room was closed and the light was on, but there was only silence ruling the place. 

“Good morning! …This is strange.” (Hikaru)

Has she already been transferred?

I head to the room of Nanami while still carrying this bad feeling. 

Her room is on the second floor. 

It was as if the only sound in this house covered in silence were the sounds of the rainfall, my heartbeats, and my clattering teeth. 

“Nanami…? Are you there?” (Hikaru)

Even when I knocked on the door, there was no response. 

I steel myself and open the door to the room of Nanami.

And there she was.

Eyes closed, and her body laying down as if leaning on the bed.

Her abdomen…no, her whole upper body was dark red from what was the remains of blood, creating a sea of blood that dyed the carpet red. 

“Na…nami…?” (Hikaru)

I ran to her on the verge of falling. 

“Nanami! Oi! Wake up! Nanami…!” (Hikaru)

I shook her by the shoulders, but her head was swinging powerlessly. 

Without any strength as if she were a doll.

I felt blood was draining from my face. 

…She is dead?

……Nanami was killed…?

My brain couldn’t process this.

She said that going to a parallel world was scary. 

My childhood friend that was sobbing as she pleaded for someone to switch with her?

Even though she was energetic yesterday. 

She hasn’t had any big injuries ever either. 

That Nanami had died the very day she was going to be transferred.

 I don’t know for how long I was spaced out here.

It might have been an instant, and it may have been an hour. 

My brain couldn’t even process to check whether the aunt and uncle of Nanami are okay. My whole body was trembling, and I couldn’t even breathe properly. 

It was as if my brain, heart, my whole body was trying its hardest to deny this reality. 

“A-Anyways…I have to call an ambula—” (Hikaru)

Just when I had regained a bit of calm and took out my smartphone, a voice rang from my back and the feeling of something hot being driven into my body happened almost at the same time.

“…Gah?! W-What’s…this?” (Hikaru)

My vision is dyed bright red. 

Heat began to spread from my back as if my blood was flowing in reverse. My consciousness flickered as if matching the rhythm of my heart. 

My back was burning hot. 

It was as if a scorching iron pipe had been driven into me. 

“Good grief. Don’t scare me. You are…Kurose, was it? Were you dating? Sorry for killing her.” 

When I look back, there was a man around the same age as me. 

A guy from the same school that I have seen before. 

We have never been in the same class. A guy I don’t remember the name of. 

I think he was the kind of guy that would go ‘yay yay’ outside the groups of popular people. 

Even though he is from a different class, he would sometimes come to our class, so I somewhat remember his face. 

The guy that was lamenting exaggeratedly in a loud voice about not being chosen. 

Why did he kill Nanami…? 

Why does he know my name…?

“Well, I will be disappearing to a parallel world. Just consider yourself unlucky and give up, Kurose. You are going to be dying together with your beloved Nanami-chan, so it is okay, right?” 

The man was laughing hysterically with a pale face, but only his eyes were shining dangerously, and he by no means looked normal. 

“W-Why…?” (Hikaru)

I wrung out what little strength I had left and spoke. 

Why did he kill Nanami?

“Huuh? Don’t you know? If you kill the Chosen, the right is passed to the person that killed them. I wanted to go to the parallel world no matter what. Well, I feel sorry for Nanami-chan, but she did say that she was scared of going to a parallel world, right? She was going to die instantly there anyways. Then, everyone would be happy if I was the one achieving big things over there.” 

“…You…idiot…!” (Hikaru)

If you kill the Chosen, the rights are passed. 

That was the rumor that was circulating in the internet at the beginning, but that was merely an urban legend. 

There were several Chosen who were killed, but not a single story about the killer getting the rights passed to them.

It simply goes to a random lottery again.

This idiot believed that urban legend and killed Nanami.

“Who~ is the idiot? What are you getting all cocky here, you loner.” 

I was kicked, and fell on top of Nanami.

I am not in a state where I can fight back. My consciousness was already fading. 

The burning feeling in my back was already gone, and I now only feel cold. 

I could tell instinctively that death was approaching. 

“Now then, just about 1 hour more, huh. It would be a pain if someone else comes, so maybe I should lock the entrance?” 

The man left the room as if saying he had no interest in me and Nanami anymore.

“Guugh…at the very least…a call…” (Hikaru)

I tried to at least call the police. 

But I had dropped my smartphone, and I don’t even have any remaining strength to pick it up.

“Nana…mi…” (Hikaru)

My vision was hazy from my tears and my fading consciousness.

But my eyes caught the thing that Nanami was hugging closely to her chest. 

“Nanami…you idiot…” (Hikaru)

It was a pastel colored pocket album. 

She must have chosen that so that it wouldn’t be difficult to bring around. This album that was the size of a notebook was clearly something she had prepared in order to bring to the parallel world. 

Nanami said that rather than some body armor, she wanted to make an album with her memories of this world. 

Saying she would get homesick. 

Rather than that other world where she doesn’t know anyone, what was important for her were the people she treasured in this world.

I stretch my trembling fingers and touch that. 

…In the end, Nanami went to heaven with an album filled with memories as the girl that feared getting homesick, huh.

But I will soon be following behind.

I didn’t manage to go together with her to the parallel world, but we have been together since the time we were born. 

If possible, God…

Please let me continue being her childhood friend in the next world…

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66 thoughts on “DCFM – Chapter 004: Nanami and One Ending

    1. Wait, what? So that’s how the childhood friend dies? I expected her to die in the otherworld, not while waiting for getting transfered.

      Anyways, if he also dies, how will he get transfered? Unless of course he miraculously survives and wins the lottery but that is very improbable in the first place… And also, his wish to be her childhood friend even in the next world seems to be a foreshadowing. How dies that happen if she dies? Things are starting to get spicy.

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      1. It was said that the chosen will get all diseases cured etc. So they’ll start off fully healthy. From there, I guess he only needs to be barely alive when the time rolls around. But first needs to somehow kill this guy.

        Granted I don’t see how that’s going to happen.

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  1. Seriously… even if someone believed that the mark transfers, who would actually do that?
    And even if it did happen, I’m pretty sure there would be plenty of some kind of blowback for doing that.

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    1. Delusional and desperate people would believe it. They even said previously that people have killed some of the Chosen in hopes of getting there mark. The governments then issued statements that the mark doesn’t transfer and the murderer was then executed for his crimes. Of course not everyone would believe what the government said anyways if they’re desperate or delusional enough.

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  2. If possible, God…
    Please let me continue being her childhood friend in the next world….
    He told that the mark go to the lottery again so that means that he will go to the other world alone just like a sick joke from the god¿? I hope that he will at least revive the wifu XD

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  3. … I’m angry. I wonder if perhaps the one to get transferred in the case of a death is the closest living person to the mark or something? That’s the only reason I could think of for him to end up over there.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    1. He told that the mark will go back to the lotery but maybe the god will hear what he wished for and half grant his wish that will explain why he go to the other world. The realquestion will be if he will revive the girl in order to grant the wish or just send him alone.

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      1. I must’ve missed it.. or I probably didn’t pay much attention to it since it’s not a chapter.. I check updates from my email so I check chapters first then read the non-chapters when I feel like it XD

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      2. hahaha… I never did say it’s crappy too… it’s better than other translation from other novels, which seems like broken words.. I just preferred Reigokai-sama’s translation

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  4. Thanks! Nepu!
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      ( ・∀・)^)゛
      ∪  ノ
      人 y′
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    Damn no notification arrived and I’ved missed the release yesterday….

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  5. Well it shouldn’t have been much of a surprise that Nanami died. The description of the story even says she dies along with the MC. Then as soon as they mentioned that some of the Chosen got murdered by people hoping to take their spot, I just knew that was gonna be how Nanami would die. Even when the governments said that the killers didn’t get the crest of the Chosen they killed, there was bound to always be some delusional pieces of shit that would still try anyways rationalizing it as, “The government must have lied.” or “I am a special existence so I’ll be an exception and the crest will transfer to me.”

    Now I expect that Hikaru will miraculously be chosen to have Nanami’s crest bestowed on him and the isekai transfer process will resurrect or revive him. Only question is will Nanami also be revived? The God said that the Chosen could take whatever they can carry by hand with them and it just so happens that Hikaru collapsed on top of Nanami as if he was holding her and that could sorta be interpreted as what he will carry by hand so maybe she would also end up transferred with him and the process revives her. Or maybe she does wind up reincarnating in that world because of her close proximity to someone being transferred. Though there is always the possibility that she stays dead and basically becomes Hikaru’s Gwen Stacy so he can be all angsty.

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    1. To be honest, we can only wait till the later chapters to see how it turns out. But I for one, personally fill reviving Nanami would lessen the impact in this chapter that portrayed that she was a simple girl and loved her family.

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      1. Eh I don’t know. To me if she stays dead it just sorta feels like she’s being fridged. Like she’d just be an excuse to give the MC a tragic motivating backstory so he can be all angsty and edgy. If she gets revived then she may not get the bonus points and stuff other Chosen ones would get and would remain just as weak and vulnerable as she began which would make the MC more determined to keep her safe given how he already knows what could happen her.

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    2. Well I see your point. Hopefully the author doesn’t make the MC an edgy character. But it would still be interesting to see what reason the author will give if he decides to revive Nanami

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  6. I got a feel it will a Subaru levels of pain and suffering maybe less than based on this chapter….

    Time to read the forbidden texts(raws) of this novel……

    Thanks for the chapter ^_^/

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  7. Expected that she will die like that, human’s greed is bottomless, if u see a treasure unsecured they will steal it. I hope his wishes comes true

    Thanks for the update

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  8. …It was as if the only sound in this house covered in silence were the sounds of the rainfall, my heartbeats, and my clattering teeth.

    “Nanami…? Are you there?” (Hikaru)

    Even when I knocked on the door, there was no response.

    I steel myself and open the door to the room of Nanami.

    And there she was.

    Eyes closed, and her body laying down as if leaning on the bed.

    Her abdomen…no, her whole upper body was dark red from what was the remains of blood, creating a sea of blood that dyed the carpet red.

    “Na…nami…?” (Hikaru)
    Suddenly the sound of a dysfunctional flute came from the void.
    The surroundings started to get dull and fade.
    “Nanami!” I called out to her.
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    Something grabbed me from behind. Pulling me into a deep embrace. The breath of that someone was trickling against my ears.
    “You thought it was God, but all along it was me!”
    I quickly freed myself and turned around to see the owner of voice.
    “M…Monica!?”
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    Well from what I know from raws and what’s been already translated, when a Chosen is killed, the mark is transferred at random. The example MC have was of a Chosen in France(?) who was murdered and the mark appeared on a person in Germany(?) who didn’t any connection to either the victim or the murderer.
    Also, I think we all know where this is going with the title, the sypnosis and the vibe given by this one.

    Thanks for the chapters.

    (p.s. for those who are wondering, there are 144 chapters in raws.)

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  9. Oof it was a crazy classmate, while I was expecting a murder I was thinking it would be some random person or a zealous fan. I wonder if her body is gonna be chosen as his item since I’m pretty sure hes holding her, that will be rough in several ways also did the idiot murderer not check his palm for a mark after the deed? I hope he gets the death sentence like the other one did once people catch him in there with blood (and possibly multiple bodies in the house) all over himself and the room

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  10. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    In wich way will his wish be granted is the question. But with how this “God” is seeking entertainment I wouldn’t be surprised that he send them both or send him alone and leave her here. Or maybe propose him a bargain where if he reach the top 10 or something along thoses lines she will be revived?

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  11. And the title “Nanami and One Ending” seems to suggest that there will be time travel or parallel worlds given to the MC by “God” to try to reach his better ending? Or maybe more endings with more despair?

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  12. That was unexpected. I thought it was going to be some silly loophole of her grabbing his hand for confidence and that was enough to take him with her. “Something that you can hold with one hand.” Is pretty vague after all. I’m surprised that it turned into some jealous asshole from highschool going to the lengths of murdering not just one but two classmates. Holy moly.

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  13. This….. This is very impactful. But at the same time I liked it.
    Thanks for the Chapter~

    (Like i said earlier, I’m definitely like the Many humans in the ****Board chapter. I can’t really deny it.)

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