Chapter 0:

A Fleeting Hope

Third and Final Time

“It’s unfortunate, but there’s nothing else I can do for you.”

The gentle voice that carried those words belonged to a being I could only describe as a God that saved me, and now has abandoned me.

“Why?! You did it once before, why not-?”

“I gave you another chance. Few others in this world are ever granted that privilege and you wasted it.”

I heard my heart shattered in my chest.


I…wasted my second chance at life?

No, no, no, no, no!

“How’d I waste it?! I tried, didn’t I? I tried to do what you wanted and live a happy life, and look what happened!”

The crisp winter air was carried up to the rooftop with a powerful gust of wind, whipping my hair across my face drenched in tears.

I shivered and almost lost my balance on the roof’s edge, but I steadied myself and yelled at God again.

“Please! Please, just once more!”

“I cannot.”


Stop it.

God is looking at me with only pity.

She’s…given up on me, hasn’t she?

I laughed bitterly as tears fall down my face once more.

…No matter what I say, she’s not going to listen.

I bit my lip and took one step backwards; God panicked and reached out her hand.


“Wait.” A deep voice whispered in my ear as hands pushed against my back.

Startled, I spun around and saw a bewitchingly beautiful smile upon a woman I could only describe as a demon.

“What are you doing here?”

The demon laughed. “I’m doing what you’re refusing to.” The demon turned to me and I felt myself pulled into its hauntingly vacant red eyes. “I’m offering you another chance to redo your life.”

I, Akane Yuki, was given a second chance to redo my life by God and I was given a third chance by the Devil.