Chapter 1 Mourning my friend.

A month has passed since Leviathan's machinations were foiled. I am Shinkai Haru. I'm studying Artificial Inteligence, with the help of my grandfather. My best friend, Yuujin died in that world-ending event. I know why, even so, I… wish he was still here.

Yuujin, he was as real as a human being, even if he was an android running on an AI…. he had a heart. He made the ultimate sacrifice because of me, just to preserve my friend's daily lives.

I love him with all my heart. If I was in his position I would have offered him the same choice… Even so, In the end I chose all of humanity over him. That choice meant giving my friends the ability to smile again, to not be alone, and to ride the groove.

I'm going to make it up to him, I promised I'd see him again. … But, I haven't been able to get in contact with his "mother" The lead engineer responsible for my best friend's existence.

That would change.


{Shu Ozora}

"Please pick up..." I whispered to my smartphone. I had found her number in my mother's phonebook, I was surprised any of those still existed, and embarrassed that I'd never asked for her number.

"Hello this is Shu Ozora," she said. I smiled and said "I'm Shinkai Haru-" I heard a gasp from the other end of the line.

"W-what do you want?"

"I know about Yuujin, do you have a backup of him?"

Silence and heavy breathing sounded from the speaker.

"Yuujin, I thought he was recycled with Leviathan Corp's assets, what use would a backup be?" She said.

"I have his body at home in my closet." I replied, embarrassed a little.

"Creepy… but, thank you Haru, I'll be there with the backup shortly."

"Wait you know where I live?" I said before realizing that I'd been under observation by Yuujin for quite some time.

She had hung up.

All I could do was prepare and wait.

/ That was easy.