Hero's Memoirs (Original)
When I heard that we were chosen by the Shinju-sama, I thought that was an amazing
thing, but exactly how it was amazing, I didn't really realize.
Just that, once I heard that the enemies that were coming would destroy the world, I
thought, I must fight.
In the beginning, I lost myself in that feeling.
At that time, that I would end up turning my body into offerings to keep fighting on, it
never even occurred to me in my dreams.
Hero's Memoir 298.4.25
When I first saw Minowa Gin, I had the feeling that I would have trouble dealing with her.
She was loud, strong-willed, overpowering.
But as we felt each other out I thought she was a really nice girl.
That she would be ruined, and lost her life was......
Hero's Memoir 298.5.15
1 + 1 + 1 does not equal 3, but becomes 10.
If it was us, we thought we could do it. We had to think that way.
The enemies are called Vertexes. Abominations born from the center of viruses.
We are to repel them.
But, to such existences, to give them the name Vertexes...a word meaning the highest point,
At that time, the fact that Vertexes were things constructed by Gods was something we
still did not know.
Hero's Memoir 298.6.20
Several hundred years ago, according to documents of the Anno Domini  era, friends
that you want to stay with forever are called BFF.
It's an interesting word somehow, and I liked it. Us three are BFF.
Even now, I feel them close to me.
Hero's Memoir 298.7.10
The Shinju-sama is God itself. Therefore, I prayed.
That I didn't want to be separated from my friends.
That was, in a way, something that would continue to be granted to me.
In exchange for the sacrifice of a comrade, we gained undying bodies.
Hero's Memoir 298.7.12
I received a lot of gifts sent from the Taisha. My family also gained more power in the
Taisha it seems.
This special treatment surprised me then. But, after looking into it, it wasn't anything
In any era, human sacrifices receive kindnesses.
Hero's Memoir 298.8.12
It was after I found out the truth that I learned.
That in the past, it wasn't viruses that inflicted pain onto humanity, but Vertexes.
And that the cause for that was humanity from the start.
It's a bit similar to the story of Tower of Babel, I thought.
Hero's Memoir 298.9.21
The act of fighting while offering our bodies to the Shinju-sama.
"That seemed like, such a wonderful thing..." Apparently my parents cried.
"Wasshi....now you're Tougou-san, huh. I'm glad that you didn't have it as bad as I did."
Hero's Memoir 298.10.11
Translator's Notes and References
1. ↑ Anno Domini (AD). "The Era of the Lord (Jesus Christ)". It is used to label or number years used with the Julian and Gregorian calendars. More specifically, the passage most likely refer to current, early 21st century, times.
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