High School DxD:Volume 1 Life 0

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The same colour as their hair---.

I thought as I looked at the colour of blood running down my imbrued hand.

Red --- crimson hair more brilliant than that of strawberry-blonde.

Indeed, long and beautiful crimson hair, just like the colour of my bloodstained hand.

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My name is Hyoudou Issei though my parents and the guys at school call me “Ise." I’m a second year high school student who's currently experiencing the heyday of his youth.

Once, a student who I'd never met before had said, “Isn’t that Ise?”, so I really don’t know just how well known I am.

I'm surprisingly popular, you say? No, that isn’t the case at all. In reality, I'm so famous for being a pervert that I've even been accused of peeping inside the Girls Kendo Club's changing room.

I wouldn't do something so shameless like peeping into the girls' changing room...

I’m sorry, I'm lying. I was right there in the storage room next to the Kendo Club, trying to peep from the hole on the wall. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a look because Matsuda and Motohama wouldn’t get away from the hole. Seriously, those guys...

I couldn’t calm myself down either when those two idiots kept saying things like “Ohhh! Murayama seriously has big tits!” and “Ahhh, Katase sure has nice legs." Of course, I wanted to see! But guys were approaching the storage room, so I fled from the scene. However, something extraordinary happened to someone like me, who'd otherwise be spending his days being a pervert.

“Will you please go out with me?”

A girl confessed to me!

I finally knew what being a teenager was like. For a guy like me who'd been single his entire life, this was a dream come true.

My girlfriend's name is Amano Yuuma-chan. She's a girl with silky black hair and a slender body. She’s so cute that I fell in love with her at first sight. I mean, wouldn't you say “YES!” right away if a cute girl came up to you and said, “Hyoudou-kun, I love you! Will you please go out with me?”? That'd be a dream come true for a guy like me whose never had a girlfriend in his entire life.

It wouldn't be weird if someone asked "What dating sim did you get that from?", but it really happened! It was a miracle! A beautiful girl confessed to me!

I thought at first that this was some sort of joke, like this was a penalty game her friends were making her do and that they were watching us from afar nearby. I couldn't help thinking that way. Until that point, I believed that I was born to be unpopular with girls. But ever since then, no longer was I some girlfriend-less guy. I felt like the world around me changed. I'm not sure how to describe it, but it felt was like my heart was at ease. I wanted to just go up to any guy I passed and yell "I won!".

With all this newfound confidence, I started to feel sorry for my two buddies, Matsuda and Motohama, who were still single.

On our first date after we started dating—

I was ready to put a plan I'd came up with a while back into action. Fufufu, I've brushed my teeth numerous times since last night, not missing a single spot. I even went ahead and bought a new pair of pants, since you never know what could happen.

I arrived to our date spot with a super virgin attitude. I got here three hours before Yuuma-chan did, so in the mean time I counted up to a hundred girls wearing glasses walk past me!

As I did that, I received a suspicious leaflet from a weirdo handing them out. It was an occult-looking thing with a weird magic-circle and a sentence - “Your wish will be granted!” - written on it.

...I wanted to throw it away, but I decided to put it in my pocket since I didn't have enough time to.

When Yuuma-chan arrived, I told her-

“Don’t worry, I just got here too.”

Bullseye! I did it! I've always wanted to say that!

Then we started walking and held hands. I was really touched, being on a date with my beautiful girlfriend and holding her hand was the best! I was so moved that I nearly burst into tears, but I shouldn’t rush it. Now's not the time to panic yet.

After that, we started our date by first going to a clothing store and taking a look at decorations for our rooms. For lunch, we ate at a family restaurant just like how any normal high schoolers would, and Yuuma-chan was eating her chocolate parfait cutely. My stomach was full just from looking at her. Yeah, I felt like I understood how other teenagers feel when they go on dates. It felt as if I was alive for the first time.

Mum, thanks for giving birth to me. Dad, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to continue our family line, but it looks like you don’t have to worry about that any more. As I was thinking about all of this, evening had arrived.

Time for the climax!

Maybe a kiss before heading home!? I got hyped just thinking about that! Oh, maybe we'll go even further!

That’s what my horny young self thought.

We were at the park away from town and here wasn't anyone here besides us. Thanks to that, my erotic fantasies started piling up. I should've read a guide book on dirty things!

Yuuma-chan had already let go of my hand, and stood before the fountain.

“It sure was fun today.” Yuuma-chan smiled.

Kuu! Damn, she’s cute. The sunset behind her set the perfect mood.

“Hey, Ise-kun.”

“What is it, Yuuma-chan?”

“There's something I want to do to celebrate our first date. Could you listen to my wish?”

Oh yeah. It’s here!

This is it! This must be it!

My breath smells good! Check! I'm mentally prepared! Hnn! My heart is beating so fast~!

“W-What are you w-wishing for?”

Aaaaagh, My voice's sounds deep. She'll find out that I’m thinking of something stupid! I've made the dumbest mistake after coming this far...

But Yuuma-chan just continued to smile at me.

She then said clearly.

“Will you die for me?”

...

...Huh? What was that?

“...Huh? That's...huh, sorry, can you repeat that again? I think there's something wrong with my ears.”

I must've heard her wrong I thought. That had to be it, so I asked her again.

But...

“Will you die for me?”

She clearly repeated herself. This time as she laughed.

Her words weren’t making any sense. Just as I was about smile and say “That’s so funny, Yuuma-chan”...

FLAP

Black wings appear from her back.

She then started flapping her wings. The black feathers float in the air and then drop down to my feet.

What is that?

Huh? Certainly, Yuuma-chan is cute like an angel, but…

Angel? No, there’s no way that's true. Is this some sort of trick? My beautiful girlfriend is flapping her wings as the sun sets behind her. It looks like a scene out of a fantasy story, but there's no way I could believe something like this.

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Her cute looking eyes changed into cold, scary eyes.

“The short time I spent with you was fun. It was like playing house with a little child.”

Yuuma-chan’s voice sounds very cold. Her tone is like an adult's, and her mouth is forming into a cold smile.

BUZZ

A sound much louder than the noise a game console makes vibrates in the air. It makes a loud buzzing noise and then it appears in her hands.

It looked like a spear.

Is it glowing? It seems like it’s a bulk of light or something... Actually, it is a spear.

HYU

The sound of the wind. A nasty noise soon follows after it.

DON!

The moment I thought something grazed my stomach, the spear which was in her hand pierced my stomach.

She threw that at me...

But rather than that, why? I tried to pull the spear out of me, but it disappeared. The only thing left was a huge hole in my stomach, and blood which was flowing out from it. Blood. Blood. My head felt dizzy, and my eyesight became blurry. I was already lying on the ground. I hadn't realised when my legs lost their balance.

Footsteps close in on me while I’m down on the ground.

A small voice vaguely reaches me. It’s Yuuma-chan's.

“Sorry, you were a threat to us, so we decided to get rid of you early on. If you want to hold a grudge, then hate the God who put the Sacred Gear inside you.”

...Sacred, what...?

I can’t even ask her a question as I lie on the ground. Her footsteps get further away from me.

As that happened, I started to lose consciousness. The hole in my stomach must be fatal. I don’t feel any pain, but I realised that I was in seriously bad condition because I could feel that I was about to pass out.

It must feel nice. If I pass out now as if I’m going to sleep, but if that happens then I'll die for sure.

Are you serious...? Am I going to die this young?

I haven’t even lived half of my life yet! How can I laugh if I died because I got stabbed by my girlfriend at this weird park!

Ku… My consciousness starts to fade away as I thought about that…

It feels like numerous things within me are disappearing...

Oh yeah, I wonder what’s going to happen at school tomorrow? Will Matsuda and Motohama be shocked? Will they cry for me...no way, not them. Mum, Dad…I haven’t done anything to please them yet as their son. Rather...it’s not going to be funny if they find those porno magazines I was hiding after I die...why the hell am I thinking of that when I’m about to die…?

I can still...move my hands...

I touched my stomach and brought my hand in front of me. It's red...Crimson red. My whole hand is red. This is my blood...all of its my blood.

Then she came into my mind.

The one who I’m imagining is that one girl.

The beauty with crimson hair. Every time I've seen her, my eyes were drawn to her crimson hair.

...If I was going to die, I wish it was inside the arms of a beautiful girl like her...

I felt like I was cheating on Yuuma-chan thinking like this. Wait, Yuuma-chan was the one who killed me...

...But if I were to die, then I'd rather die after groping Yuuma-chan’s breasts...

Haha, my perverted delusions don't stop even as I'm dying...

Aaah, my eyes have gotten even more blurry...

Is this finally the end for me...? Damn, I really had a boring life...

...If I were to be reborn, I'd want to be...


“So you were the one who called me.”


Suddenly, someone appeared in front of me, and she spoke to me. I can’t tell who it is since my eyes are blurry.

“Looks like you're dying. Your wound...oh my, looks like something interesting is happening to you. So you're the one...truly this is intriguing.”

She’s laughing as if she found something interesting.

...I wonder what's so funny...

“If you're dying then I’ll take it, your life that is. From now on, you'll live only for me.”

Before I passed out, I saw brilliant crimson hair in front of me.


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