04 Aug 2020
His feet pounded against the concrete as he took a turn around another alley. He couldn’t stop. He couldn’t afford to. He could hear it catching up. No, no, no! He had to be faster. He had to survive. He promised them he would. He couldn’t fail them. How could he look them in the eye after they sacrificed so much for him? Hitoshi, Mei, Neito... how could he ever apologize for failing them? He took a glance behind him. He regretted it immediately. It stood towering over him. It was just then that he had run into a dead end. He turned to face it and-
He was in a hospital? But all hospitals were rundown nowadays. He found himself sitting down in a hospital bed with his mother sitting in a chair bent over him. He felt uncomfortable. Like he was a few sizes too big for his body and-. Oh. He was back. He was back to how he was before; 8 years ago before he found himself in a different yet familiar place.