Tasogare no Kishi, Akatsuki no Sora
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 2001
~ Chapter Three ~
Filth was accumulating. But he was not even slightly aware of it. It was because the suffering one was his beast self sealed within himself, and there was not a single harm done to his shell self.
Naturally, nobody around him took notice of such. They were only attracted to something else -- the frequent suspicious accidents occuring around him.
"It is already the second time my child got hurt when playing with
"That guy tripped upon himself, that's all!"
"That guy is always like that. He hid our stuff, and jumped on us
to hit us. He hid on our way home to throw things at us. That is why he
The elder brother drooped his head. It was the truth.
"It is not my fault! Why does everyone say rude things to me, punch
me, and throw things at me?"
The younger brother continued to throw stuff around him, and when he ran out of stuff to throw, he grabbed on the elder brother. -- No, he tried to grab on the elder brother. Then things on a shelf fell right on the younger brother's head. The shelf attached to the entrance lintel suddenly fell down. The things on the shelf were not very heavy, and the younger brother was saved from being hit by the shelf boards. The younger brother was first shocked aghast, and upon realizing the disaster on himself, he started to cry out loud. His mother gave a scream and ran forth to hug the younger brother. After checking that he was not seriously injured, she looked at the elder brother, with a complicated glance mixed with suspicion and anxiety.