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I thought I was a genius.
It’s embarrassing to look back on now.
I really thought I was a genius.
I had so much talent that I misunderstood myself as a talented genius. I didn’t have much trouble learning new things from my childhood, and I was always ahead of others.
Yet, it was only easy in the beginning. At first, I improved faster than the others, but at the same time, I was like others.
I didn’t think much of it.
This could happen.
Getting better little by little.
I can do it.
I am a genius.
Eventually, I realized the reality that I didn’t want to know.
I’m not really a genius.
It was because I met a ‘real’ genius who couldn’t compare with me that broke the funny illusion I created myself.
A frog in a well that he mistook himself as a genius.
When I was feeling superior in my little well, the real genius was already flying in the wide sky.
I hate this genius one.
Sometimes I hear people speak as if they can do what they can, I see that a lot.
Whether they really think so or try to ignore something worse.
Anyway, I feel like a shit when I hear it.
‘Are you jealous?’
I was just a jealous man. So I acted like a shit, but now what kind of jealousy I am feeling?
‘I didn’t expect you to think that way. I’m just… Because I feel sorry for you.’
You’re sad? Why?
‘If you tried a little harder…….’
What do you know about my efforts?
‘You could have done a lot better.’
Hey, I’m still doing well enough. Your standards are extremely high. How can everyone do it like you? Don’t think that you’re a genius and everyone else can do it like you.
Do you understand?
I can’t do it like you.
* * *
I squeezed out a voice that wasn’t coming out. I have a hole in the chest and It seems like they are using magic just to such hol , but it’s no use.
I never imagined she would make that face. I used to make a mean expression about everything, but I guess I did have a grudge.
“So…… that’s why I told you. Just go back. Why are you so stubborn and following me…….”
“Senya, put this in first.”
My voice doesn’t come out as I wanted, only blood shot up from my throat.
“Elixir. Why would you use something precious here? Didn’t you only have few of them? Don’t be so silly.”
“No thanks. I know my body best. I can’t live any longer. I’m about to die.”
I’m going to die.
He resigned even before he had a hole in his chest. He was a complete fool from the start.
“We will be back so please wait.”
He ignored his companions worries and criticism but still followed him to this point.
“……I could have avoided it.”
A brusque voice: ‘You were so annoying until the end.’
“You didn’t have to do this.”
“Get out of here.”
“I’m sure you knew.”
That this was a situation that would happen anytime soon, although it was a complete crisis, it wouldn’t have been good for them.
Didn’t they know that? I know. We’ve been together for a long time. What a ridiculous monster were you? I knew a lot of people who talk about you as a monster.
“……you didn’t have to die like this.”
Then how should I have died? You know it too. It was a miracle that I came all the way here. If it weren’t for you. I could never have come this far.
“……this is an honorable death.”
It’s hard to speak in this state. I could only tell you this much.
“I thought it would be a burden if we went together. I don’t want to go back.”
I didn’t want to live my life as a cripple.
“You’re really great. I didn’t need to cover you up.”
He flew knowing it. This body, which could not move well, moved unexpected at that moment. In order to save you, I pushed the bad guy away, and I had a big hole in my chest.
“…I’m sleepy, so go now.”
It’s hard to squeeze my voice. My voice sounds far away, but sobs far away. I don’t lift my fingers, and I feel heavy. The front part of my eyes are burnt black.
At the end.
I heard his voice. ‘Hey, you should have told me earlier if you were going to. But I feel good actually. I’ve never heard you thanking me in my life.’
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