Chapter 1:

Me, a human?

Lost from Paradise: I was a demon lord and got reincarnated as a mere human!!!

I'm still seeing it, every night. The same nightmare, the same person.

I see it with my very own eyes. It's like I'm trapped in a death loop, no matter how hard I try it keeps coming back. I am the devil who terrors the human's hearts, who tricks their weakened minds into doing what they'll regret after, persuade them for committing unforgivable sins. But, here I am, I'm the one who's been helpless and terrified, scared of that mortal who shows up in my every nocturnal thought.

Please, someone?

I need.

I n-e-e-d.


Look at me, I am asking help from the race I despised the most, the race that prevented me from my beloved paradise.

For one eternity before, I used to have a peaceful life in my paradise, if it wasn't for those mere humans!


I should stop complaining. After all, I was defeated by a human.

I heard a sound immerging behind this white scene of emptiness.

White, is it the color of nothing? The color of emptiness and, the beginning and the end.

As the voice approached, it became clear to me what the emitter was saying. I haven't heard that name for a long time, it irritated me because it reminded me of how pathetic I was.

Actually, who cares? I'm now way pathetic than I ever was.

I finally decided to speak. What will be my final words? Should they be prideful? Should they show regret or should I ask for mercy or compassion?

" I'm waiting for your judgment, finish with it! "

I couldn't hear my words, it's like I'm speaking in a very noisy room, only this room was full of emptiness instead of sounds.

Oblivious of the passage of time, the expansion of space I waited impatiently for an answer.

Suddenly, the empty room began tearing apart, and I had the feeling of falling deeper into the depths of the ocean, the ocean of space-time. The more I fall, the more I lose my consciousness until I.

I'm hearing now very strange voices. However, this language is no odd to me. I opened my eyes, all I saw was two mortals staring at me.

Why are you staring at me with your despised looks? I had the urge to punch them but I couldn't. Why couldn't I move?

Wait, I feel someone's arms holding me. What is going on?

The little mortal pressed my cheeks with her dirty hands, I can understand what she's saying:

" Isn't he cute with that angry look? "

The hairy human patted on my head with his hairy arms and said:

" This is your little brother, Eva. "

She replied:

" Look, he has your same eyes, mother. "

" What do you want to name him, Eva? " he added.

I get it now. *intensive laugh* This hairy mortal is supposed to be my father, and this girl is my older sister. You, dirty! You knew how to punish me, you made me reborn as the thing I hated the most.

A human!

After moments of thinking the girl finally made up her mind:

" Let's name him Ivan after Ivan the savior."

What a lame name.

Suddenly someone new spoke, however, I felt love and peace hearing its sound. I couldn't know why. It was the person holding me in its arms.

" Great job, Eva."

The person finally looked at me, I have never seen such a beautiful and angelic face since paradise.

" Welcome to the family, Ivan, my beloved son."

Actually, I'm taking back my words. This name sounds good...

Hayato Shinohara
Real Aire
Joe Gold