Chapter 45 – Prologue of the Moonlit Night
15th of the month of spring water (Shimizu). Once again I gaze at the full moon in the sky all alone.
I had been alone till now, and I will stay alone forever.
That’s fine. If I can stay as a child, I won’t feel pain, I won’t feel bitter, I won’t feel lonely, nobody would resent me, I’ll forget everything and live on.
But, that was the last time I saw the full moon alone.
I will never forget, on the 4th of the month of early-summer breeze (Ryokufuu), I had a fateful encounter.
“My name is Kurono Maou, you are?”
I won’t be alone ever again.
If I stayed like a child it won’t be painful? It won’t hurt? It won’t be lonely? It won’t be sad?
It was all a lie.
It was simply just a deception, fooling myself, deceiving myself, acting like I didn’t notice……..
But, all that doesn’t matter anymore.
The past doesn’t matter anymore. Everything doesn’t matter anymore.
“Aah, as long as I have Lily, I can keep living in this world, I won’t be lonely.”
The same feelings as myself.
You, as long as you are by my side, I can keep on living, I won’t be lonely.
I won’t return to the past again, I won’t return to being lonely again, because you are with me.
Yes, that’s why, all the world needs is just you and me.
Everything else is, now, not needed.