The Strongest in the World Doesn't Have Any Abilities?!

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"Is...this the end, I wonder?"



I'm tired of seeing "????" each time I introduce myself, so you can also call me reku-chan.



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Chapter 15 (v.1) - Staring Into the Abyss

Submitted: December 17, 2017

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I fell into a sinkhole created by a cartridge given to me by Vice Commander Lieman on his final moments.

While falling, my mind recalled the past. The so-called [Revolving Lantern].

I am just an ordinary high school student until a few weeks ago, when I along with the whole class we're sent in to this world. Here, while my classmates got special abilities, I got none.

I remember I tried my best when I got an opportunity to train with the other novice soldiers.

I remembered the face of the most beautiful girl in school looking at me under the moonlight, and our promise.

I remembered the pain of being left behind by my classmates.

I remembered the pain of seeing my comrades being killed in front of me.

And then I fell on this hole.

I managed to survive. I survived, I think.

Right now, I can't see anything as I fall. To where this hole leads is one thing I don't know.

Everything is dark, just like the swirling thoughts on my mind.

In the end I didn't do anything to save the vice commander, even Allen and the [Cannon Fodder]. All I did was to run, dodge and hide. I could only scream their names on their deaths, without any successful attempt of saving them. I can't even think of a way to avenge their deaths.

I also have [that] thing which I didn't even know what it was, and it caused the deaths of my important comrades.

In short, I "killed" them.

I couldn't forgive myself for the things that happened. I couldn't forgive myself for relying too much on other people's strength. I couldn't forgive myself for doing nothing. I couldn't forgive myself for being weak.

I could cry, at least. But tears won't come out no matter I try.

I think my mental state is on its red zone at this point. I don't know if I'm laughing or crying right now.

"Indeed, I'm the weakest, after a--"

I crashed to a hard place as I fell. Is this the bottom of the hole?

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHGGGHHKKKK!!!"

My injuries had begun to bleed again due to the impact. To make things worse, my left leg is also fractured. I pressed my right hand on my left shoulder to stop the bleeding, as I gritted my teeth to endure the agonizing pain.

I have nothing to cover my wounds. I left the handkerchief Karen gave me before leaving.

After a few minutes, the bleeding had finally stopped, and I decided to walk through the abyss.

My body wants to rest for a while, but my mind says that if I take a rest here, it would mean the end of me.

I dragged my left leg as I walk in the dark abyss without direction, just moving forward.

I continued to push my luck as I drag my body to a place I don't know. My pain seems to be numbed, but I think the reason for that is my mind begins to start going nuts.

If this goes on, I'll end up either dead or a person with madness.

"I want to at least get out of this dark hell before either of the two happens..." is what I said to myself.

After a few hours, I saw a dot of light from a distance.

"Hahahahahaha. The light at the end of the tunnel..."

I laughed dryly as I let out a tasteless pun. I increased my pace, and eventually reached the end of the abyss.

"Is...this the end, I wonder?"

I looked outside. I hoped that the outside is just a town somewhere or a forest, but my expectations were betrayed.

The one waiting for me as I got out of the dark abyss was a desert.

This is the [Rashaim Demon Desert], if I'm not mistaken.

A desert wasteland on the boundaries of Arandel and Rashaim. It is comparatively smaller than the Sahara desert back on Earth, but the weather condition here is more severe.

"So I'm in Rashaim now, I guess."

I have no choice but to move forward.

Anywhere I look, there are sand dunes and rock formations. If not for my situation, I would look around in wonder but the hot sand blew by the wind hit my body like I'm being sandblasted on a machine. My senses are numb anyway, so I could only feel the heat. I noticed later that my body is filled with sand-covered wounds and my clothes has holes all over it.

After a few hours of dragging myself in the middle of nowhere, I felt my stomach grumbled.

I'm in a hot desert, with no food, water, tools, weapon and medicines, except my bloodied clothes and a pouch. A person having the same situation as I am would only think of suicide while in here.

I searched for an oasis. There must be some plants there if I could find one. I looked and looked as I walked, and I finally found a patch of green on the desert.

"Found...you!"

I rushed forward to see if it really is an oasis. Fortunately, it is.

"Uwaaaaaaaa...water in the middle of the desert..Amaziiiiiiiiiiiing!"

My mind started to corrode due to fatigue, hunger and thirst.

I drank the water like a ferocious beast. I also searched for some plants to eat. I saw plants having black-colored fruits that looked like cherries. When I tasted it, it's bitter. I want to spit it out, but I have no other food than this, so I have no choice but to eat it.

As I eat the bitter fruit, I noticed that my wound on the left shoulder became smaller.

"So this fruit has healing capabilities...I suppose."

I continued to eat as an experiment. The wounds really got smaller and smaller until there is none.

I decided to stock berries which I called [Demon Berries] in my pouch, and store water on my empty flask.

I will go to the next oasis with renewed determination to survive after I somewhat regained my sanity.

After a few minutes of rest, I left the oasis. While walking I saw a scorpion-like monster having about twice the size as mine.

"By any chance, is this a behemoth?"

The behemoth youngling noticed my presence and crept towards me.

I also saw many behemoth younglings at a distance, but they don't seem to notice me.

Before I realized, I am inside a behemoth nesting ground.



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