「Ah, I’m looking forward to this. I want to go home and play this game as soon as possible.」
My name is Kubinashi Munesuke, 24 years-old, I bought a new game on the way home from work, and now on the way home and looking forward to playing this game.
It’s not night yet though. It’s still a little bright from sunset.
On the way, there are voices of children who seem to be playing in the park.
Today, I finished my work early so I can go home and play games.
If it’s for games a boring job will become pleasurable. The faster I finish, the faster I can play.
Tomorrow is Saturday, so there won’t be a problem if I stay up all night.
I’ll play as much as I want.
I got money from work and spend it on my otaku hobbies like anime, games, and light novels.
Moment like this is happiness to me.
I’m walking with a high tension, but stop right in front of the red light.
If I cut loose here and die, I won’t able to get old or get children.
I’m not the kind of man who gets run over by a truck for such a stupid reason.
While staring at the big truck coming from afar, I abruptly snort with my nose.
The gaze from the parent-child couple who also stop beside me hurt. Especially the mother, please stop looking at me as if I’m a pervert.
There is also a girl playing ball on the sidewalk beside her mother.
Isn’t that dangerous?
Shouldn’t you play in the park?
While glancing at the girl, I thought that parents nowaday is no good.
Looking around, I can see a truck that makes a heavy noise from afar.
I will just wait for the signal to turn green.
Simultaneously with the faint voice, a small shadow crosses by my sight.
That little girl chases the ball and jumps out to the road.
Look, it’s like I said, not! It’s because you are playing ball in such place!
While screaming that in my mind, my body moving unconsciously.
I can hear the sound of the horn and the sharp braking clearly. There is no time.
I jump out to the road, lift the girl and throw her to her mother. Along with my game.
The mother somehow able to catch the girl although she falls to her back.
Unfortunately, she couldn’t catch my game.
I feel relieved for a while, and then a tremendous shock hit my body.
That shock runs through my whole body, destroying it.
Something important torn off, broken, flying.
I notice that my sight is upside down.
The mother’s expression is dyed with a shock, though it’s upside down.
Then my sight changes suddenly and I can see my blown off body.
There is no head there. The bloodstained body flies like a rags cloth.
…… Ahh, my head blown off.
In the slow motion world, I understand my brain leaves a faint thought.
My head severed.
Then the field of vision turn around, without being able to grasp anything – my head hits the concrete.
When I wake up, the first thing I see is light.
Sunlight leak through the gap of leaves and branches of the trees around, making a distinct shadow on the ground.
Such path spread out to all direction.
Trees filling my field of vision.
With trees that are over 10 meters height, this forest reminds me more of a sea of jungle.
「……I don’t understand anything.」
Why am I inside the forest?
I helped a girl who jumped out to the road and was run over by a truck.
My body flying from the impact and my head severed, I should have died.
I will be surprised if this is just a dream I see while I’m hospitalized. The air and smells are too real.
Well, that is impossible.
I don’t think anyone can do something after my head severed like that. It is instant death.
Then the other possibilities are, Did I died and came to a different world?
It’s a common development in web novel, game, and anime.
People who died in modern Japan receives God’s cheat ability, then reincarnated or transferred to another world.
And this person is a peerless but carefree type, which will get dragged into some incident.
Because I’m also an otaku, thing like that making me excited.
If I apply that to my current condition, is it a different world transition?
That means I am a baby … Isn’t I?
I quickly turning my sight to my body, for some reason my lower body is covered in something grayish, close to black.
I thought that my lower half of the body is mechanized and become a cyborg, but … it’s not that.
What is wrapping my lower body is armor.
It’s the kind of heavy armor a knight use, there is no exposure to the skin at all.
Looking at my feet, there is a red cloth hanging behind. Apparently, it is a cloak.
Similarly, when looking at my chest, arms, shoulders, it’s all covered with gray armor that lets out a dull light.
「Why I’m equipped with armor!?」
I twist my body to try to hit the armor.
Then, a metal-like sound echoed through the forest.
「………… Looks like it’s a real thing.」
Apparently, I seem to be in a full body armor. I’m quite tall and looks like having a high defense.
I don’t understand why I am in this forest with this figure.
Perhaps this is a privilege from different world transition.
If that’s the case, It might have great ability or something like that.
No, wait wait. Don’t be rash Kubinashi Munesuke.
It’s not yet decided that this is a different world.
There might be a modern japan city pass this forest. It’s might be that.
I don’t have enough information right now. Let’s walk aiming at the village anyway.
The conclusion will come after that.
The voice of birds chirping cheerfully resonate in the forest.
I’m walking along the road, aiming to reach a village to get information.
The surrounding scenery doesn’t change much, an endless sea of trees spread out before my sight.
Although I’m using a full body armor, my step feels light. Or rather there is no weight at all, it feels like a part of my body.
The sounds of the armor are noisy, but I get used to it now.
I’m now walking with the mood of doing a cosplay of full body armor.
While walking through the sea of trees, I realize the plants have a strange shape.
It looks like red rafflesia but parasitizing the trees or purple mushroom that looks poisonous.
The parasitic rafflesia growing things like antennas, It’s wriggling like a wild creature.
It’s probably will try to eat anything that touches it, or it might just melt them.
Just as I thought, I don’t think this is Japan.
Am I get blown off to the forest on another country as well? Or is this really different world?
I keep my advance while looking at strange plants.
After a while, I reach an open space with a lake.
Shadow of fishes and other living creature can be seen here and there from the crystal clear water.
On top of fallen tree, there are figures of bright colored birds standing there.
There are also animals that I have never seen before drinking water from the lake.
It’s the first time I see a beautiful lake like this.
But, the only thing I feel is an emotion close to disgust now. The feeling is like standing and almost falling from the edge of the cliff.
I don’t understand why. I’m not a hammer, and it’s not like I’ve ever drowned and traumatized from that.
Even so, my body giving a warning to not get closer to the lake.
I keep my advance while holding the fear and discomfort to a lake that is not really deep.
I’m not thirsty, but I don’t know when I can find another water source.
This forest may be enormous.
When will I arrive at human habitation?
In any case, even if I’m not thirsty, I still need to drink for now.
The water in this lake is not muddy, so it’s probably fine to drink as it is.
I really want to drink after properly boiling and sterilizing it, but there is nothing I can use to draw the water.
While suppressing the unknown emotions that makes me fear the lake, I approach the water surface while stepping on the grass.
I’m getting closer with every step, and the urge to escape also getting stronger.
I don’t understand why I feel like this.
It seems that my body refuses to proceed further.
It’s not like there are lurking beasts like ferocious crocodiles in the vicinity.
After carefully checking the surroundings, I hold down my fear and look into the surface of the water.
What is reflected is me, wearing full body armor.
However, I don’t see any head.
t/n: so some of you might ask, why I release this instead of re-summoned hero? while some of you know i’m a bit under weather and plan to not release re-summoned hero today
first of, this chapter finished some days ago and planned to get released on different site, so no re-summoned hero release today is fully because i’m sick and can’t start the translation, while this one finish before i sick
second, i post this to make sure it’s not taken by other, i don’t want to spend some time looking for novel in syosetu (it’s hard navigate there), just because i’m late by some days (and i don’t really feel like complaining for a reason like this)
third, this is self edited, i hope it’s not as bad as the beginning of resummoned hero
fourth, MC name, Kubinashi Munesuke, means no head chest only, credit to the translator that help me getting the pronunciation because the author doesn’t have furigana for that
and so enjoy, chapter 2 might or might not released here, but that’s still for next week, i will give more info when the release place fixed
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