"A typhoon with a very strong force will soon land in Japan.”A TV announcer was talking to appeal to viewers with a serious look.
The wind was getting stronger and it seemed to rain. Haruto looked out. He thought he couldn't get the laundry out. He has only mother. His father died two years ago. At that time he was seven years old. He was trying to forget about that time. But it was not easy to forget. When he goes to school, he has friends and teachers, so he doesn't have to remember his father for a while.
His mother is busy taking care of his sister Kana. She is four years old. When Haruto leave the house, he is usually alone. There have been many times that his father wanted to be alive. He left the entrance and looked up at the sky. The sky could not help remembering that day. I felt very sad from the morning.
That day two years ago, it was heavy rain outside in the morning. His father left home early that morning and went to work. His mother took care of Kana at home. Looking outside from the window, heavy rain hits the ground. His mother told him to go to school soon and he left the house. Around it, rain from the dark sky made something like a pool. It was stronger than usual rain, and the wind was so intense that it seemed to be blown away. The wind and rain soaked the shoes and wet the socks. He doesn't feel good in the morning. He arrived in the classroom. The usual boring lessons were past.
When He finished the class and returned from school, there was no one at home. He took the chocolate out of the refrigerator and ate it. He thought my mother would come back soon. But my mother did not come home. I noticed at that time. The key was free when I returned. I thought it was strange that there was no one in the house and the key was open.
His father had returned from his business partner to the company. He managed to get rid of the rain with a wiper. Along the riverside path, a human figure was seen from the window toward the river. It was certainly a person. He wondered what the person was doing in this rain. He got out of the car and approached the river. As soon as he left the car, he heard a small voice. The voice was silenced by the sound of the rain and the river, so he didn't know what he was saying. When he approached a place where he could hear the voice, he found a small girl being swept away. He managed to speak to her with the man, but there was no reaction. He jumped into the river without thinking. The river was so dirty that he couldn't see the bottom, but it was quite deep when he jumped in. He tried to swim to help the child, but it seemed he wasn't moving as he thought. He tried to help but he was finally swept away and was not found afterwards.
His mother picked up her sister from a nursery school, and she bought dinner ingredients at the supermarket and went home. There was a phone call when making dinner. It was the call from her husband. He said today will be quite late.
Haruto was walking down the street the day of the typhoon two years after his father's death. At that time, Haruto saw his father. It was clearly his father's figure. Haruto has never forgotten his father. Haruto ran up. His father saw Haruto's face. But the man didn't know it was his son. He seemed very surprised.
His father came back from the typhoon. But his father didn't know about his son. He didn't remember. Haruto thinks it is hope, not despair. Hecould meet with his father again and might be able to live with him again. But is he his father?
My mother is dead. She went out to the forest in the morning to get her food. She didn't come back even when it became dark. I kept waiting.
She came back just as the day was about to end. She came back with a terrible wound and dragging her foot. She fell asleep as soon as she fell down. I asked her. "What happened?” But she looked so tired that she couldn't speak. When I got up in the morning, her body was cold. I was sleeping somehow. She was dead when I got up. I was sad. I thought my mother was attacked by someone in the forest.
I went out to the forest immediately. I ran into the forest without knowing what was there or what was living. I walked into the forest and then met a little rabbit. It seemed to speak. Its name was Takuya.
The animal asked me. "Where are you going?” I answered. "My mother has died. I want to know why she died. So I go to this forest to find it.” The animal said to me with a troubled face. "This forest is dangerous, you should stop it.” But I really wanted to know why. I tried to move on. Then the animal taught me one thing. "If you walk a little along this path, you will find a small house. It is dangerous for you to walk alone. The animals there will probably go with you.” I immediately walked into the house.
There were certainly animals in the house. When I first stepped into there, it was dark and blind. When I looked closely, I saw many crows. I tried to tell the crow my story. Then one of the many crows flew before me. Its name is Ryo. I told him why I came here. He opposed me going forward. But when I told him about her seriously, he was reluctant to follow me with his friends.
Ryo suddenly stopped when walking together. They say they cannot go any further. They seem to have the boundaries of where they live. They never get out of their place. I was in trouble. But that's not the case. I went ahead. Ryo advised one thing. That means this forest is dangerous. He said we didn't know what was going on. To be honest, I was scared. It's scary to not know what is. The area has become darker and the point has become less visible. Then suddenly something huge appeared in front of me. I thought it was like an ogre I've seen in books a long time ago. But it was a creature I had never seen before. It had eight hands and his body was covered in a stiff shell. I confronted with the bow I had brought, but I couldn't beat it. It took out a thread from its hand. It comes to bind me. Eight hands were likely to hit my body many times. I hit a bow from a distance. However, the hands of it regenerated many times. I escaped. I ran away to the place where I was okay.
Then something big appeared before my eyes. I thought it was ogre, but when I looked up it, there was a giraffe. Its name is Shun. It said. “Follow me.” The animals in this forest seem to speak. But I didn't know why the animals were here. I followed the animal without knowing it.
When I walked for quite a long time, there was a hole that had a tight fit. It prompted me to enter, and I doubted anything and tried to step into the hole. Suddenly my eyes became dazzling. I closed my eyes with my hands hidden. I was so used to darkness that contact with strong light was too stimulating. As I gradually opened my eyes, there was a little girl like a fairy. She was floating in the water. She heard my story. And she gave me a piece of paper. She said that you would be okay if you had it. But she said that it should not be opened until the ogre appears in front of me. And it did something like a magic on my body.
I believed in the paper and the magic and went to where the ogre was. I thought it was important to defeat it. It was trying to catch me by quickly pulling out the thread as if waiting for me to come. I fled for the time being. But the hand is only getting stronger. I saw a piece of paper from a fairy. There are some formulas written there. What does this formula mean? I was hiding in the shadow of a tree. I wanted to show it to the ogre anyway. When it approached me and tried to grab me with eight hands, I took out the paper and showed it to the ogre. Then mysteriously, the ogre's thread was broken apart, the eight hands shrunk, and it fell loudly behind. I had no idea what happened or why. After defeating it, I went to thank the fairy. She said. Demon is not good at calculating and hates to look at the formula. She said he hated studying in general, he didn't like calculation formulas in particular. I wasn't sure but I was able to beat the ogre anyway. The fairy gave me some medicine as I tried to leave her to move on. She said it was a medicine to revive my mother. I wanted my mother to drink it and listen what she happend.
I took the medicine home and gave my mother to drink it. But my mother did not revive. Instead, it was turned into a human-eating ogre. I couldn't kill my mother who turned into an ogre, and I was eaten by my mother and I died. However, despite my death, my mother was in front of me. I somehow came back to life. I didn't know what had happened. My mother ate me again. I also appeared before the ogre mother. I was eaten by my mother over and over again, and she ate me over and over again.