Chapter 1 : Reincarnation 1
When I wake up, there is a room that I didn't know.
White wall, pale pink curtain hanging by the window, antique-style furniture such as desk, closet and handmade stuffed animal. As if the room belongs to a young girl....
And, I'm lying on the bed, Kurihara Misato, 18 years old, Adele von Ascham, 10 years old.
... eh, e, what? I'm Kurihara Misato, 10 years old, eldest daughter of Ascham House, eh, wrong, what is this, my head, my head hurts.
Then the girl faint, and when she wake up, the pain on the head have disappear, and she remember everything.
"Aaa~, so it is like that"
I died. 10 years ago.
Kurihara Misato is the oldest sister of two siblings, born out of a very ordinary house. Her parents are seriously gentle, the two sisters are a little cheeky but they are cheerful and good child. And then there is Misato, a little more than the usual "capable child".
The glimpse of it has already appeared since she was a baby.
Quickly able to learn language. Rising on two feet is also faster than the average time taken for young children to walk.
In study. In sport. In art. In shogi. In conversation with adults.
In kindergarten, and then in elementary school, the "capable child" traits are displayed one after another. The teachers and the surrounding people piles excessive expectation on Misato. It was too much.
Grandparents are also elated, this child is a genius, in the future will surely be famous, or so they make a fuss.
And then paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents starts scrambling for Misato, comparing her with other grandchildren, comparing her with younger sisters, without thinking that it is painful for Misato, they sow the seed of discord between her and her relatives.
The salvation is that the parents raise her normally without caring about those things, thus the unusuality becomes normal, and the younger sisters are growing up as very good child.
However, although she can breathe at home, at school she always pays attention, she never bullies people, she is still not capable of having a good relationship with others. Everyone treated Misato as a special person.
Unfortunately, Misato is by no means a “genius”. If Misato has a different sensibility then other people, if she is a genius that produces innovative ideas by inspiration, it might have been a little more comfortable. However, Misato is a “smartass type”.
In the end, way of thinking and sensibility is that of a normal people. It is just that her head works faster and from early age has already performed logical thinking, the knowledge comes from numerous amount of books since she likes to read, in short “spec is pretty high but still a normal person”.
Therefore, people’s excessive expectations and the point of view of a special person is hard. I also, want to joke and talk about boys with everyone.
Although surrounded by people, everyday is lonely.
It continue even in high school, because Misato doesn't have friend to go out together, she can’t play to give her soul a breather thus she just study1, maybe because of that, the result is, she fulfill surrounding people’s expectation, and university is child’s play.
And then the day of high school graduation ceremony came. She is pressed to give tactful answer about what to do after high school. Will university live be more free. The people who enroll to that university, I wonder if everyone also has the same thought as me. Thus she thinks about it…
Most of the people who walk on the road are the soon-to-be-graduates who are overflowing from the school. The current students who has yet to graduate. With relieved feeling, the high school students are walking playfully with each other, no, the people who is a high school student to the very end. And one of them, a young lady is messing around with her friend and her bag hit a bicycle that is ridden by a 10 years old girl, as the result the girl staggers and falls onto the roadway.
A large car is coming. Because he is not looking at the front road properly, the uncle that drive the car didn't react, and isn't likely to brake the car in time. When she sees it, Misato’s body is already moving. She jumps onto the roadway towards the girl.
Why am I… There are a lot of people closer to the girl and is able to help easily enough, why nobody move? I won’t make it in time…
Nobody move, they just look at Misato.
Because that person have good reflexes.
Because of that, surely she can save the girl.
Misato scoop the girl’s body and immediately throw her onto the side-walk then Misato’s body is hit by the car that finally starts to brake.
“Seems like you've wake up, Kurihara Misato-san”
When Misato regain consciousness, a twenty years old young man is looking down at her.
“This is… Certainly I have been splashed(hit) by the car…”
Misato mutters while looking at her body, the young man have a sorry look on his face.
“Yeah. And now you’re dead”
How foolish, I want to say, I didn't know if that situation has been safely resolved. And when I look at the surrounding calmly, it somehow looks white. The ground, the surrounding, and also the clothes that the young men wear. What do this mean…
At Misato’s confusion, the young man politely gives an explanation.
This place can be explained as your people’s concept of [heaven], I’m standing at the position that can be properly called [God]. Though it is actually different…
According to the young man’s story, it seems like it goes like this. The world is in accordance to the law of entropy enlargement.
Entropy is, thermodynamic, a state of excessiveness that is defined in statistical mechanics and information theory. A measure of randomness, or so it can be said…
In a closed system, if left alone, entropy will head towards the direction of enlargement.
If hot water and cold water is poured into a cup, eventually their temperature will be the same. And vice versa, even if lukewarm water is poured, it won’t become hot and cold water. Strictly speaking, it is not affirmed like that in theory, though it is okay to think like that in general I think.
As natural phenomena of the world, most of life’s activities are made up of the imbalance between substances and energy. Everything will be mingled equally, the world’s energy is no exception. Until eventually nothing will change, the world of stationary death.
All worlds are moving towards death.
Rather than the work of the devil, it is done by the hand of the absolute God named physics.
But there is something that can counter it.
The intermingled things are separated to creating things with regularity. It seems like the activity to reduce entropy. Actually, I wonder if entropy is growing if you look at a wider closed system. The creation and separation of things, life activity itself doesn't consume energy.
However, that frantic activity is a heart-warming thing to watch. A long time ago that gradation occurs beyond our predecessor.
And then the life activities reach a civilization level to some extent, many cases leads to ruin. Why, a specific theory said that the probability value is higher. It was like, as if they have one of the existing “World’s law”.
And then, to waste time goes said, finding a civilization that reach a dangerous stage is the characteristic of “Them”. Without lots of overt assistance, as to maintain the appearance that the individual overcome it by their own, they secretly give special individuals hint or knowledge in their sleep through form of [I saw it in a dream]…
However for some reason, the individual that is given knowledge dies more easily. The death rate is clearly beyond normal probability value. The reason for that, even “They” didn't know. The balance of life is subtly collapsing, could it really be like that, do “Will of the World” really exist…
“Eee…, then, my suffering and death is entirely your fault”
“The one I give assistance to is the girl you help. You’re not involved at all with this. And also, your suffering is all your own.”
Misato is heartbroken and both hands are on the ground.
Apparently, this is Misato’s original fate.
“Actually, I call you here to thank you.”
“That girl is supposed to die there. Whether it is due to accident or illness, for some reason suddenly fall, and then the driver was distracted by mobile phone as it happens. I have short term future prediction for the occurrence of that event, nai waaa (no way/don't want it)! Seriously, I wonder what is going on….
And thus, in order to cover it in anyway, I was searching for something that can be used instantly, that is why everything is usable… For some reason, at that time, the people near that girl do not react at all. It is as if that the girl’s death has been decided from the beginning. Yes, it is like, it is referred as your world’s [Arranged Harmony].
In the end, even though it is early, I was about to give up on the struggle that is subjected to the girl, and then you appear. The distance should make you unable to get there in time. I feel like there is no need to move you because there are closer people. The presence that is outside of my scope of search and short-term future prediction. Even though you’re just an ordinary human, you break the world’s arranged harmony, you bypass my short term future prediction, and save that girl at the expense of your life.
Do you know. That girl, in the future will make up the basic theory that will enable the human race to go to other stellar system.”
Is that so… I haven’t accomplish anything myself, it can’t be helped. In that case, my existence, there is a meaning in my life
“And so, to you, I feel grateful from the bottom of my heart, I was thinking about giving you a new life. The so called reincarnation with memories intact.”
Misato is surprised.
As it is, I am tired of studying and thinking of playing game for a change after this… But, game after this... 2
“So, in order to live comfortably than in your previous world, I'm giving you whatever special ability you want, so what kind of ability do you wish for?”
I… it has finally cameeeee
Misato answer immediately
“Please make my abilities average!”