The Impossible Fate That Leads To A God Of A New World Volume 1 — Chapter 1.1 — The First Person, Lucifer Nightwalker
Outside the school gates.
“Gargh…!” I stretched my sluggish back and shoulders.
…Finally. After the long hellish ride on the helicopter…
I finally arrived at the very place— the famous Imperial Knights Academy.
So this is it. Comparing to the pictures, this looks way much larger than I expected.
How long has it been…? …it`s been ages since the last time I went to school… is it six years already…?
Starting from today… this will be the very place that I will be attending, and my first time living all alone without my family.
Although I just need to last for 6 months… but it`s a long time, for sure.
I feel… nervous;
These uncomfortable feelings prove that… it`s another step towards a different life. Or rather, a step forward towards life.
“Hah…” I stopped by the gates.
Stop, take a deep breath.
Ok, let`s go!
I took my step of courage, and wished for one thing as I continued to walk towards the gate.
I hope… I can spend an enjoyable school life here…!
Somehow, I`ve been walking for a while now. Aside from sounds of the sea breeze, summer wind, and the rustling sounds of the trees, all I can hear— are my footsteps, and nothing else.
Why… is it so empty here? Shouldn`t they at least get a tour guide for me? Is this how they treat a student that they begged for it?
Whatever. Even if I complained, it would`ve just wasted my time.
…better continue walking.
The main path from the gate leads to the great hall of the academy, where the entrance ceremony is held.
However, I`m 6 months late because of some family issues. So I`m not going to the main hall.
There are several smaller paths that leads to different facilities, and I was told to take the smaller path on the right from the principal`s email.
‘The moment you reached, take the smallest path on the right. This will lead you to the Student Council President`s Building.’
That was what he sent to me.
No matter how I look at it, I don`t have any special treatments— even though I am a special student. Talk about being fair and square.
As usual… no use complaining. Can`t do anything about it.
The current time would still be regarded as the early morning.
I can finally hear the bird`s song echoing through the boardwalk surrounded by the bright green trees.
Such a scenery… this island was truly blessed and abundantly favoured with nature`s grace.
“Time.” I murmured.
A small screen appeared in front of me, with the current time based on my current location.
It`s still a little early till my appointed time. Judging from my pace, I still have more than enough time.
…I decided to take a little stroll around.
Somehow, I did a pretty stupid thing. Perhaps it`s because of my habit to explore the forest near my home, I inadvertently make my way between the trees and bushes.
……why is it so quiet…?
Except from my breathing sounds, I couldn`t hear anything else. As if… the world had fall into deep silence.
What`s with this place…? I better get out of here.
Somehow, I continued to walk deep inside the trees. And eventually till a point— I got lost, and couldn`t find the way back.
Luckily, I still have the school map— no signal!? What the hell!? What on earth is with this place!?
“Argh… I should`ve download the offline version…” I mumbled.
I looked around, checking my surroundings.
There`s nothing but trees and bushes here. It`s so thick that I`m in loss of direction. Even if I jumped, I don`t think I`m able to land safely that way…
These trees have around the same height, I don`t think I`d be able to climb up and look outside…
Just before I decide and continue to walk blindly by following my instincts— a strong wind blows across my body.
Hmm…? Wind is able to enter…? Where is it coming from?
I followed the opposite direction of the wind— and eventually got out from the trees.
“Eh? Where am I…?” I inadvertently mumbled.
…I saw a building in front of me.
It`s just an ordinary five-storey building made with quite a nice design. But yet— it was surrounded by a large green-transparent force field.
What is this building…? Is it a facility? I never saw it from any of the pictures taken by that guy.
I walked closer to the force field, and gave a gentle knock on it through my finger.
It rebounded back to me.
…It`s made with both magic and technology. The outer hexagonal panels were able to absorb quite a certain amount of force and rebound it back, while the inner layer of it prevents magical attacks. That means even if I want to break it, it`d be costly on my arm.
But I better not to, that bastard would surely blame it on me.
Where is this place anyways? It feels so isolated here. I can`t see any other facilities here...
Since I`m out from trees and bushes, I thought I`m able to open the school map again but— it`s still the same, there`s no signal.
Just as I`m starting to get a headache, my attention was caught by a pink light that came across my eyes.
…it`s not a petal, but light…?
Was it swept by the wind here?
I looked around carefully this time, and realized that there`s a large tree located on top of the hill near this building.
Because of its overwhelming size and height, I thought it was just some ordinary big tree. But to think it was actually one of the rarest trees… the ‘Pink Drop’. A tree that was rumoured to give luck when you are on an unlucky situation…
…that`s what it caught my attention.
Because of its pink light that managed to get all the way here, I had a feeling that the tree is leading me to something.
Maybe I can actually search the Student Council President`s building by climbing that tree. With that height, I`m sure it`s high enough to look around the academy.
Thinking that, I sprint towards that tree.
After several seconds, I reached the base of it.
I looked upwards, trying to measure the height of the tree.
“Wow…” I`m amazed.
Because of the pink lights of the flowers the tree gave out, it feels like looking into a large tree made by pink cotton candy.
Although I`m not the type of elegant, classy sort of person to stop and appreciate the beautiful sight, but it was just so beautiful that I couldn`t help myself to be mesmerized.
Right, I`m not here for sightseeing. Time to measure the height.
It`s so tall. Hmm… It`s taller than 4km?
If I need to jump for the closest branch for footing, it`d be around 5 times of my 174cm height. Hope I won`t be getting any altitude sickness.
But since I`m special, so it shouldn`t be a problem.
I shouted, and leaped myself away from the ground with a simple jump, shooting straight into the flowers.
As I grazed across the flowers, this gentle sound came across my ears as I dived into the tree.
I landed safely on a large thick branch. Judging from it, I guess it`s able to hold around 50 people without any problems.
The moment that I get a clearer sight, I was inadvertently fascinated by it.
It feels like diving into a cotton candy fantasy land.
…such a large, comfortable area with more than enough space to spare.
What`s more, it provides quite a comfortable atmosphere. I`m sure it`s enjoyable to have a picnic here.
Perhaps I should come here someday, it`s time to look around.
What the… the surrounding was totally covered by thick flowers. I can see anything outside at all.
I jumped and climbed higher. Branch after branch as I leaped.
Wow. Speak about flawless.
Not a single hole to let me see from the inside.
Geez, what should I do now…? Run across the school blindly?
As I`m starting to get annoyed, a familiar sound came across my ears. It`s similar to the moment when I dived myself into this tree.
I quickly jumped downwards the tree, branch by branch— looking for the source of it.
I`m sure somebody`s here. Regardless a student or teacher, surely he's more familiar with this academy than me.
Because of the light, I saw a shadow below just behind several branches far away.
It`s a shadow of a guy.
Without a second thought, I stepped across the branches to where that shadow is. But as I get more and more closer to it, I felt more and more nervous.
‘What will he think about a strange person like me…?’, I thought.
He`s there…! The branch below…!
I took a giant leap. It skipped several steps and made me successfully landed on my knees in front of the figure that I managed to caught a blurry quick glance.
“Ah, um…. I`m kind of lost so—”
As I stood up and asked, I awkwardly scratched my head. Perhaps of my nervousness, I didn`t look at him at all.
“………!” I was surprised.
This voice… it`s a girl…!?
But I thought it was a guy all along…!
Somehow, yet… even if it`s just a small second, her beautiful voice spell-bounded me.
It was so beautiful… that it feels like it was spoken from the heavens.
But what`s with the reaction…? Did I surprise her…? Is our situation a little too sudden…?
Aside all of that, it`s not nice to not look at someone when talking to them. Perhaps I should look at her in the eyes and ask for direction once more.
My heart is beating really fast.
I`m sweating and my body is shaking.
Is it because this is only the 4th girl that I`ve ever interact in the real world…?
‘How does she look like, is she cute?’ I wondered.
My little sis and magical pet are plenty cute already.
I haven`t been able get a clear view to look at her face. She might be thinking ‘why is there such a strange guy here?’
…I shouldn`t be stalling her time.
I mustered my courage, and raised my head and look at her with a firm look.
The moment that I fixed my eyes at the girl standing in front of me, both my mind and body froze.
Even if the world had ended, she would still most certainly be standing there, even if there was no footing to stand on. That was the illusion she gave, so much that it was like a scene from a painting.
The presence and beauty of her was just so overwhelming that it suppressed that of any other object.
Her long, black, flowing ebony hair, like a plume of smoke, weaved around her shoulder and waist.
Her eyes were of a strange, hard to describe bluish colour.
Her elegant figure, which would make even a goddess feel envious, was warped by weariness as she stood silently with pursed lips.
She was a gentle-looking girl who had a beautiful face and dignified aura that made her look like she`s finally free from secular affairs.
…I was inadvertently fascinated by it.
Even my heart;
—in that moment, they were stolen away.
That girl was so…