The Month of No Gods


Chapter Six: Seiji:


“I’m never letting you out of my sight again!” Mika shouted as she hugged my neck. I said nothing. I don’t remember anything that happened over the past few weeks. The last thing I remember was being on the roof of the Sunshine60 building. Everything before then is a haze.

“Seiji-kun,” Mika said.

“Hm?” I asked.

“What do you remember after I told you about Namie?” she asked. I shook my head.

“I don’t remember anything,” I said. She rested her head on my chest.

“It’s probably for the best,” Mika said. I am not so sure. I don’t like not remembering what I did. What if I actually hurt somebody? I don’t want to think about that.

That’s not the only thing I have questions about.

Mikado is a tadpole? I asked him what did that mean after that demon tried to stab him. He didn’t want to answer. Kida wouldn’t let him. Plus, there was Hashimoto. I shudder when I think about that crazed look on her face after she licked up Kadota’s blood.

“Are you okay, Seiji-kun?” Mika asked. I shook my head.

“Nothing,” I lied. I looked her eyes as she stared at me.

“What?” I asked.

“I have been trying to protect you from everything going on,” Mika said. “I didn’t want to tell you that your sister died.” Oh yes. That did happen. Nee-san’s mail kept coming to our apartment. I couldn’t figure out why. Mika would be the one to handle it. I tried to call nee-san weeks earlier, but she didn’t pick up. I didn’t think much about it because she worked all the time. Then, some of her old coworkers called asking me if had heard from her. I told them I haven’t. Still, I didn’t think anything was wrong.

That was until Mika told me the truth.

The news just hit me worse than a ton of bricks. Nee-san and I were not that close, but she was still my sister. You have to care about family. I didn’t know how to take it. I was so stunned that I wandered out of the apartment. I didn’t even hear Mika calling out to me. I didn’t stop walking around through the streets of Ikebukuro. A car could’ve come by and hit me and I wouldn’t be fazed by it.

That was the last thing I remember up until now.

I held Mika tight in my arms. “Mika…”

“What?” she asked.

“What will you do if I get my memories back?” I asked.

“I don’t know,” she said in a quiet voice.

“Would you try and erase my memories in some way?” I asked. Mika lowered her eyes. She mumbled something under her breath, but I didn’t catch it.

“What did you say?” I asked. Mika let go of me and started backing away.

“Mika?” I asked. She turned and walked down the hall. I was left standing alone in the living room. The door closed down the hall.

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