Hariyama-san, Center of the World Volume 1 Chapter 1 part 1

Hariyama-san, Center of the World Volume 1 Chapter 1 part 1

Hariyama-san, Center of the World








‘I don’t really care what happens.  It’s not like we’re really boyfriend and girlfriend and it’s not like I want it to be that way.’‘What is that?’“You should be worried.”“You shouldn’t check immediately.”‘He’s there.’‘He’s there…’‘He’s there.’‘He’s there!’‘There’s something… under the bed!’‘Under… Under the bed, with an axe… There’s someone carrying an axe!’There’s someone carrying an axe!’‘Eh…’‘Who is that!?’‘The one on the news before–’‘What do I do?  Is this for real?  Is it se
riously happening?  Why?  Why does it have to happen to us…!’
‘Can we really do it?’‘The most important thing is what to do with Muu.  If he hears me scream, or if he hears me yell “Run!”, I wonder if he’ll move right away.’‘How about writing a note to tell him?’‘Anyway, I can’t let the murderer figure it out.  That I’ve realized he’s here.That I’ve realized he’s here.‘Calmly, calmly, speak like you always do.  You can’t sound scared or panicked.  Your normal voice, like when you’re calm.’‘Smile, smile, smile.  You can’t show fear.’‘Okay, good job, me!  You sounded just like you always do!  Now I just need to take Muu outside and–’‘Seriously, what!?  I thought he was part of the bourgeoisie but he keeps this kind of high-end ice cream…!’‘This is bad.  I-I can’t let it be silent.’‘What should I do?  Something he doesn’t have in his home that we can buy right now…’‘Ugh!’‘Yes!  Now if we just go to the nearest liquor store–’I’m really glad‘Ah, geez!  Why did it turn out like this?’‘…What? What was that… just now?’Muu’s doing this so I don’t go outside – no, so I don’t escape…!?so I don’t escape…!?‘But why!?’‘Why is he stopping me today!?  Is there something, anything, different?  Is there anything different between us only today?’‘Yeah.  There is.  Something about us that’s different from normal!’‘The only thing that’s different from normal–‘It’s got to be the murderer under the bed.the murderer under the bed.‘Muu knew from the beginning?‘That the murderer was under the bed?’‘But, if – what if Muu knew from the start that there’s a man under the bed?  And what if the murderer under the bed knows he knows?’‘Maybe.’‘Maybe what’s under the bed is really a corpse?’is really a corpse‘So he’s trying to silence me!?’‘I see.’‘So that’s how it was.  In that case, everything makes sense!’‘The “corpse” under that bed isn’t an assailant or a murderer.  He’s the victim!  My mind was distorted by fear and panic and jumped to a distorted conclusion.  That probably wasn’t the truth.‘The axe doesn’t belong to that man, it was the murder weapon hidden along with the corpse!’‘The axe-wielding serial killer was Muu!’‘The axe-wielding serial killer was Muu!’as prey‘Or maybe.’‘Which one do I wish for?’‘Friends or lovers, either is fine.  I just wanted to be together with Muu.’‘That’s right.  If he runs away with me – then I can prove Muu isn’t a murderer.’we’re definitely going outside, right?You can’t go outside!I – I want to protect you, Lulu!‘The murderer – he really is a murderer.  Then why does Muu want me to stay in this room…?’Outside the apartment – there was a man covered in blood holding a katana – 

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