Chapter 0:

(0) Prologue: trumpets began to sing at sunset

Mirai no mahō (未来の魔法, Future magic)

“And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer” (Revelation 6:2).

And I knew that this was the beginning of the end. It was past 7.00 P.M. summer time when I got back home after a long, long, shift and I started to hear that noisy sound. At first it sounded like a morning alarm, not to powerfull yet a bit annoying, but after it got way, way louder.. And the second one came, then the third, and so on..

As I tried to count them, everything already ended. Seven loud noises. Seven trumpet songs that would herald the end of the world, as we knew it.

No one knew what was all this about but I felt in my guts a strange feeling, pure sadness, knowing that, perhaps, my life as it was till now will never be the same as before.

Short after that hellish disease started, targeting all humanity, without a specific pattern. Young, adults, elders, everyone was eated alive by that black pleague, and the very ones that managed to survive were left with this feeling of bitterness for rest of their lives. 

“When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, ‘Come and see.’ Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword” (Revelation 6:3, 4).

Four horseman... Those four horseman of the Apocalypse. I started to understand that after a long time.. As the first one ended more than half of our population in an instant, throwing his fairy dust full of plague here and there, the second one was not long in coming.

His name was “War“ and as the name goes he bringed that upon our realm setting fire to everything that is known. 

Taking advantage of the sudden decline of the population, the powerful states, the ones left alive, decided to assimilate, to attack, to plunder everything left of the others.. Among those who were chosen to fight, I was also... They called me “Heracle“

 “When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand” (Revelation 6:5, 6).

And there It was. The third Horseman. I was on the battlefield when i saw Her for the first time. The remaining population was halved after the war. The losses were massive on both sides, and so we run out of resources. Eventually, the war ended, but at what cost?

The waters were scorched, the nature died, the animals as well, and soon after we we're left with no food.. 

 “When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.” (Revelation 6:7, 8).

The final countdown - todododo, tododododo, tararara, tarararara rarara rarara rara, and so  on... I've remembered, one day, this song and I smiled for a bit thinking about how everything goes now. I looked around, I was there with other survivors. New faces, new friends, my new family. We all gather around and smiled as the fourth and also the last Horseman came. He was the ultimatum, the end of times, the Death itself, with his grim reaper wanna be aspect and a  huge scythe at the end of wich hangs a keychain with Hello Kitty? these days, nothing suprise me anymore but this was a bit odd, so to say, even for this time. 

Well, cuteness apart, a big bunch of people died, yada yada yada, then Satan and his right hand guard,  Lucifer, came, and we we're enroled in his army and he created a whole new Society and... w.w..WAIT! Hold there for a minute! L..l..Lucifer?! And also Satan? Holy moly macaroni! 

And the New World started..

Well, I ain't complaining about a thing. I managed to make a new family, me and my wife Theresa, and we also get the chance to have a baby, our sweet, little baby girl, Sakura =333 We have food, we have a house of our own, and we can live.. If we ignore the streets full of robots, the bars where the Reptilians play poker with mages and if we forget about the sweet smell of the new dictatorship imposed by Satan, the fact that if you do not respect him you are killed, or worse, the fact that Lucifer, two years ago, tried to dethrone him and has since disappeared. But Heeey! HEYOOOO.. Aloha! Everythiiiiiing is chiiiiiill... 


I care about my wife and daughter. I really do. That's I enlisted in the resistance. Because together, perhaps, we will be able to remove Satan from power. Because now is the time, now is our chance, more than ever, given that Lucifer is gone and Satan is weak.                              And yes, maybe we'll have to fight with his whole army of robotic guards, magicians and other creatures made in the lab, but Hey, let's not forget the purpose.

I do it for my family, for a better future, a free future.. I do it for you, Sakura. Yea, daddy fights for you, because you, you and the other kids that'll come are the future of our world. And maybe you will make a difference in the years that will come. Perhaps we will also met again, because daddy must leave now, for a while. But till there SURVIVE!

And sixteen years passed..