Chapter 2 – Kaido's Grave


(Kaido's PoV)

Kriiing... Kriiing... Kriiing...

The sound of the alarm clock woke me up from bed. I stumbled out of bed and help myself up.

My name's Kaido Helgrimn, and I am an undead.

I walked out of my room and heads towards the dining room. I sat on a wooden chair. I looked outside the window to see the cluster of gravestones and dead trees. I slammed my face on the table.

"Oh you're already awake, Kaido." The blonde hair girl peeks from the kitchen.

Her name is Hibiki Lucifi. As you can see the two of us lived together, inside Aoyama cemetery, a cemetery that is near our school.

"I'll be preparing breakfast; you just sit and wait there, okay." Hibiki said picking up a frying pan from the cabinet.

You might wonder why a cute girl is living together with a dead kid in the middle of a cemetery. Well, Hibiki's family run's the cemetery, and her father is out of the country, so she's the one in charge here.

As for me, I'm just baggage. I'm really grateful to Hibiki and her family. They accepted me and gave me a home.

"Okay, I'm done." Hibiki carried two plates and put it down the table. "eat up."

"thanks." I replied.

Both of us ate breakfast quietly.

We finished our breakfast. Hibiki stood and picked up the plates. "Oh right, be sure to wash the dishes."

"okay." I nodded. "Hey, Hibiki." I followed.

Hibiki turns around me.

"Is it really okay for me to stay here?" I ask gently.

She just smiled and said "It's not like you got somewhere else to go."

"Well, when the time comes... I need to leave. But before that..." I glanced at the window. "I have to... I have to..."

"Oh boy, there you go again..." She placed the plates on the sink. "I told you, it's okay. And dad says to keep an eye on you."

"yeah, but..."

Hibiki's face turned serious. "I know. You still need to find out who killed you."

I nodded.

I don't have any memories of my death or neither my past. I don't even know who my parents are. I'm just a nobody, existing without a meaning.

Hibiki washed her hands and dried them off. "Well, just remember this; I will always be there to help you." She shows off a cheerful smile.

"Thanks." I smiled back at her.

Hibiki can be cold, cruel, and in-your-face most of the time, but deep down inside, she's a warm-hearted caring person.

She laughs. "I mean yes, I own you. Don't I?"

"Alright, alright, I get it already." I complained.

Yes, that's true. The reason why I am alive right now is because of Hibiki. Her family revived me, from the dead.

When I asked Hibiki's father why'd they did that, he just answered "ask Hibiki." But even if I asked Hibiki sincerely, I don't get any serious answers at all.

I stood up from my chair and started to wash the dishes.

"Oh, and don't forget to do your chores." Hibiki said and heads toward the door.

"Going out?" I asked her.

"Yeah, I'll just see the gardener and give him his monthly allowance." She wore her pair of sandals. "Well, see you later then." She put on a cap and took off.

After I washed the dishes, I went outside. I looked at the nice view of Aoyama cemetery... Okay, it's not actually "nice", but it's kinda like a home for me.

I stroll around the cemetery for about half an hour. I'm already used living in this kind of place.

The wind blowing on the rustling leaves of the trees. The sight of the clear blue sky above the moisten green plains. The cold and quiet gravestones resting in peace, below in are the bodies of the people which passed away. Every one of them watching, guarding the cemetery.

A way back at house, I stopped by a gravestone. I picked up some white flowers nearby and put it at top of the gravestone. At that very gravestone engraved the name: "Kaido L. Helgrimn"

I stretched up my arms and yelled "It's good to be alive!" and head back to our house.