Chapter 0:

A Fleeting Hope

Third and Final Time

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

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.Bookmark here

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

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

I heard my heart shattered in my chest.Bookmark here

“Was…ted?”Bookmark here

I…wasted my second chance at life?Bookmark here

No, no, no, no, no!Bookmark here

“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!”Bookmark here

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. Bookmark here

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

“Please! Please, just once more!”Bookmark here

“I cannot.”Bookmark here

“Why?!”Bookmark here

Stop it.Bookmark here

God is looking at me with only pity.Bookmark here

She’s…given up on me, hasn’t she?Bookmark here

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

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

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

“Goodbye.”Bookmark here

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

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

“What are you doing here?”Bookmark 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.”Bookmark here

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

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