104. Lake x Abandoned Building x Night = ???
Atsushi checked what he saw again.
A large lake was in front of him. With forest spread around it.
That was all.
“Oi, me. It’s still too early to stop thinking.”
Atsushi looked around once more while retorting himself.
However, no matter how many times he looked, the result was the same, only the lake with forest surrounding it. Other than that, there was nothing special.
Once again, he was reaffirmed that he was really inside a forest.
“…Okay, let’s calm down. First of all, I need to understand the current situation better. And for that…”
“What are you mumbling to yourself?”
Being suddenly spoken to, Atsushi turned around while preparing himself.
There, stood Sumi Kirishima in a swimsuit with a displeased look on her face.
“O, oooo, just Kirishima huh… Don’t suddenly talk like that, you surprised me for real, you know…”
“You don’t need to react like that… I mean, you don’t need to exaggerate your reaction, but well, it can’t be helped in this situation, I guess?”
Kirishima muttered such a thing while looking around.
“What about others… seems I don’t even need to ask.”
“It seems like you haven’t met anyone other than me.”
“Correct. Anyway, I haven’t explored the forest yet, so I can’t say for sure that there are no other people than us.”
However, there were no other human voices or signs. At the very least, it was a fact that there were no other humans around them.
And that wasn’t the only problem.
“…Oi, oi. Is this a joke? The game’s window won’t open.”
Atsushi tried to open the game window, but there was no response at all.
“It’s best to think that the game is broken… right?”
“Well, in short, you can say it that way… For now, let’s find out if there is anyone other than us.”
“I don’t want to be just with you, but, yeah, it can’t be helped.”
After saying that, the two began exploring the forest.
In the end, they found no one in the forest.
No matter how much they searched, there wasn’t a single footprint, and Atsushi and Kirishima, whether they liked it or not, were forced to understand that they were the only ones in the forest.
Still, thinking that there might be some kind of clue, they continued the search.
However, the results weren’t so great, and the time kept ticking.
Even so, there was something that was found.
“Luckily, there was an abandoned building in the forest.”
“Yeah. Even though it’s inside a game, it’s hard to sleep outdoors in this outfit.”
As the sun had already set and the surroundings were dark, Atsushi and Kirishima were resting in a certain abandoned building.
It was a slightly larger house, and was probably originally a villa of some kind. It was no longer used and was in a not that good state. Of course, it could be said that they were lucky because, at the very least, they would be able to withstand the wind and rain.
“For the time being, let’s organize the situation once. We searched the forest and found that there was no one. And…”
“If you try to pass through the forest, you will go back to the lake, that’s it huh…?”
Both thought there might be something beyond the forest, so they went ahead, but ended up returning to the lake.
It wasn’t because they have no sense of direction. For sure they were going straight ahead, but for some reason, they came back to the lake again.
“This, no matter how you think about it, is not normal.”
“Thinking that it’s just some kind of event… perhaps too optimistic, is it? And, if this is just some prank, I’ll send claims to the maker, for real.”
On that point, Atsushi was of the same opinion.
If suddenly, a window with lines, “Actually, it was just a prank!”, later, honestly, he wouldn’t let it end with just a laugh.
And if that wasn’t the case, it would be reasonable to think that the person behind the game made a mistake.
At a time like this, Shirasawa would be excited saying “This is the beginning of a death game!” or “We’ve been transported to another world!”… No, if it’s really a death game, even she would… not be nervous at all, yeah, right.
Atsushi wanted to assure himself, that his thought wouldn’t happen, but Yuri was a disappointing fairy… Anyway,
“So, now, I can’t open the game window, and I can’t even log out. And, zero messages from management. In addition, I’m alone with you. It’s really the worst. Especially the last one, it’s the worst.”
“Even at a time like this, you can still say such things huh.”
“Shut up. It’s because it’s a time like this. More so, we’re both dressed like this.”
“Well, g-good points…”
Atsushi said so while looking at Kirishima in her swimsuit again.
…Somehow. Even though he had been together for half a day, when he looked at Kirishima’s figure and appearance again like this, it looked strangely erotic.
“What? Why’re you staring at me like that? Do you want to have s*x?”
“Oi, oi, wait a minute. As a girl, you should stop saying things like that so easily! Huff… I’m starting to worry about your future.“
“Hah? There’s no need for you to worry about me… seriously…”
Saying so, Kirishima stood in front of the door of the back room.
“Hey, what are you doing?”
“I’m just going to investigate this building a bit.”
“Then, I’ll accompany you…”
“It’s fine. It’s just a simple search, I can do it by myself.”
Saying that, Kirishima opened the door to the back room.
Standing there was a masked man so tall that his head touched the ceiling.
In his right hand, it was a bloody machete.
Atsushi raised his voice.
However, as if to say that his words were meaningless, the masked man’s machete was moving regardless of his shout.
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