Kara no Kyoukai:Chapter01 07
That day, I chose to take the main street home. It was just a whim, and a very rare thing for me to do.
Walking woodenly along the building street that I was tired of seeing day in and day out, someone came crashing down. It was a squishing sound that you should never hear. The person lying on the pavement, broken, had obviously died from falling off a building. A crimson color slowly seeped onto the concrete. The only features that remained were the dark black hair and the pale, thin, fragile looking limbs.
And that featureless, crushed face.
The whole scene was surrounded by the old summer, and it reminded me of a pressed flower, flattened between the covers of a heavy tome.
I knew who it was. Hypnos returned after all by turning into Thanatos. I ignore the rapidly-growing swarm of bystanders and continue walking. Azaka catches up to me.
"Tohko-san. She committed suicide by jumping off that building."
"Yeah, I guess so," I answer vaguely.
To be honest, I had no interest. No matter what the will of the person is, a suicide will be treated as a suicide. Her last will can be summed up with one word, not "flight" or "floating", but by the word "fall". What's there is only nothingness, and there's no way anyone can have an interest in that.
"I heard there was a lot of that last year, but is it still occurring a lot? I don't get what goes on in these peoples' minds. Do you know, Tohko-san?"
I again answer vaguely while gazing up at the sky, as if looking at an image not there.
"There's no reason for suicide. It's just that she wasn't able to fly today."
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