[Sequel of “The Boy Who Leapt Through Time” - for junes-boy. Happy (early) Birthday!]
On a rather sunny afternoon, after having made another cup of coffee Yosuke grew to love over the past several years, the grip on the mug his daughter gave him slipped, and it shattered upon impact against the tiled floor. His vision blurred, and suddenly the world turned into some slipshod mesh of bright, incomprehensible colors. For a moment, the first instinct to panic kicked in when he toppled to the ground, feeling a sudden sense of unease when he realized he could not longer breathe. However, it quickly passed as soon as his eyes began to close, because he no longer had anything to worry about—Chie, his wife, was visiting Yukiko at that moment, and his daughter, named Saki, survived well with her boyfriend in their own apartment. The remainder of his friends, namely the original Investigation Team back in 2011, were all dead, most from old age, and the only ones left were Chie and Yukiko. Moments before, he was among the living, but as the world became a bright, dazzling light, he no longer belonged with them.
Death, something he feared so much when he was a teenager while solving a murder mystery, was actually quite nice at eighty-seven while living in an apartment in Tokyo.