Kurumi Tokisaki's Planar Journey - Chapter 78
[Time: 1970, February. The specific date is unknown. ]
[Location: Yingzhou. ]
The snow was still falling. The street lamps on the street seemed a little dim because of the years of disrepair. Tokisaki, wearing a worn-out cotton jacket, walked on the street.
He looked at the other side of the road on the top of the mountain. The whole city was brightly lit. It seemed to be incompatible with this place.
[The economic situation is perfect. Doesn’t it need more people? But he still hasn’t found a job. Maybe… This city has blocked me. ]
In this situation, Tokisaki sensed that something was wrong. The speed of development in the past few years has been too fast.
The financial industry seemed to have no bottleneck and kept rising. To confirm his thoughts, he made a decision.
A decision that made him regret it until now. The company was bankrupt, and everything was gone. Fortunately, there was not much debt owed.
Resisting the lofty looks of the people around him, he went to other well-developed companies for interviews.
“Sorry, you don’t meet the requirements of my company.”
“No, please find someone else.”
“Hey! Isn’t this Tokisaki? Old classmate, let me tell you, you can’t stay in this city anymore! I admire you for being able to do this in such a good way.”
“Security or cleaning? I think there is nothing suitable for you except these two things.”
The property had been sold. Tokisaki and his wife returned to the old house on the mountain. His wife was very ordinary, but she was a standard good wife.
Unfortunately, they did not have children. The air turned into white mist when they returned home and slowly dissipated.
“Have you found a job?”
Looking up at his wife, his eyes full of hope stung his heart, and he forced out a smile helplessly, “No, it seems that this city has already swept me into the garbage.”
“It doesn’t matter! At most, we can change to another city, just like we have been new before. Let’s eat first.”
Tokisaki nodded. He did not want to tell his wife. It was not like before, the difficulty of starting from scratch…
Lying on the bed, he could not sleep. When he was middle-aged, he already wanted to calm down. He did not expect this to happen.
The company’s bankruptcy matter kept pressing down on his nerves. Sometimes, he had to take sleeping pills to fall asleep.
This was not normal for a person in his forties. Tomorrow, if he could not find a job, he would prepare to move to another city. Tokisaki thought like this.
His eyelids closed down, and he inadvertently saw white light flash through the gap between the curtains.
He got up like a demon and woke up his wife beside him. “What’s wrong? What happened?”
“I can’t sleep, so I want to go outside. It would be best if you rested early. Don’t wait for me.” He kissed her on the forehead.
“Be careful. It’s slippery on the road. Remember to come back early.” The little hand under the quilt was pale. The husband got up in the middle of the night and said he wanted to go for a walk.
Just thinking about it made her feel that something was wrong. Could it be… she did not dare to continue thinking about it, but as a traditional Yingzhou woman, she could only follow her husband’s heart.
“Crack – bang.”
The door was closed. She was nestled in the quilt. There was no warmth around her. She kept giving him blessings in her heart. She only hoped that nothing would happen to him.
“Hu —” Qing Guang stood in front of the door and breathed out a white mist. The moonlight was just right, but the temperature in the air was not pleasant.
During the day, it was already below zero. Now… the melted snow on the road had turned into ice.
He did not know why he had to go to the place where the thing fell, but he wanted to go in his heart. The cold wind in the air made him shiver. He found the general direction and headed to the destination!
It was tough to walk, let alone the mountain road, even on the road. Even drunk, lazy people would not come out in such weather. The whole street was icy.
In his mind, he kept thinking about the mythical creatures…
It was pretty exciting!
He braced himself and continued to walk towards the darkness ahead. He had already arrived halfway. He couldn’t give up midway.
How long had he been walking? Half an hour or an hour? It was apparent that his view of time was very accurate.
This was not normal. Looking back from this direction, the old residence was gone entirely. The originally brightly lit city also began to become silent.
Moving his stiff frozen face, he continued to walk upwards. He had only taken a few steps when he seemed to hear a sound! It was like two people talking, but Qing Guang could not understand it. This was not Japanese, English, or Chinese.
It did not sound like any language used by any country on Earth! The strange tone made Qing Guang very uncomfortable. They carefully laid on the cold rock and looked down.!!!
The two were not the lives of the Earth’s species! They had heads similar to lizards and human bodies!
Goosebumps popped up all over his body. He was not frozen. His face was pale. Those two creatures were not to be trifled with.
Why don’t I secretly run back?
He made up his mind and wanted to turn around to slide down slowly. Suddenly, the two lizardmen seemed to be arguing loudly. It seemed like they were about to start a fight!
Qing Guang did not want to care about these messy things right now. As for the white light? Damn it! He just wanted to go home!
“Boom! Boom! –“
The lizardman started fighting! The power that was not something a human could possess shook the mountain faintly.
It was like a demon from the legends! Qing Guang straightened his body and ran down the hill! His speed was the same as when he was young!
He would die here! The aftermath of the casual exchange between the two monsters could crush him a hundred times! This kind of thing should be left to the Self-Defense Forces to solve!
Just halfway up the mountain, the shaking disappeared. Qing Guang looked back in shock… There was nothing else besides the snow that was still floating and the half-moon in the sky.
He blinked his eyes. Was it an illusion just now? Impossible. It didn’t exist! “Go home! Yes, go home!” Qing Guang shouted, trying to wake up his muddled head.
He spat out a white mist and ran in the direction of the old house in his memory… Ice crystals on the mountain seemed to fly over and directly smashed into the distance in front of Qing Guang.
With a flash of silver light, his eyes were almost blinded!
A lot of images flashed past his eyes. When he was very young, he was in his mother’s arms. The company went bankrupt, and his interview failed—the scene of the two lizardmen fighting each other in another city.
The company was newly established, and its value doubled. His wife gave him a son. The economic bubble of the 90s. The rise of the Financial Group. In 1997, his son and daughter-in-law had a daughter. He had a granddaughter.
“Let’s call it Kurumi.”
The scene changed again. Countless tiny cracks in the sky, electromagnetic pulse rushes, numerous natural disasters, and all kinds of strange and giant insects ate flesh and blood!
A girl with strange eyes and a pair of guns!
The civilization of humankind collapsed in an instant!
When he came back to his senses, the sky in the east began to pale. There was a broken ice crystal object in his right hand.
In less than half a month, a company named Tokisaki officially settled in the next city.
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