No Hero Volume 6: Heaven or Hell
Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)
Heaven or Hell, Third Level: Market, Chaotic Bustle and Shouting Enthusiasm—translated by Tentacles (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by lucathia)
First Wind, wait! Don’t leave yet.
“Yes? Do you need something?”
There’s something I want to discuss with you. The tabloids are saying that there’s something going on between us…
“Ah? Is that so? I don’t have a habit of reading tabloids.”
…Basically, I just wanted to say to you, there is definitely nothing going on! I don’t have any intention of liking you!
“It really hurts my heart that you’re refuting it so strongly. Am I that terrible?”
N-no, I don’t mean it like that! You’re not bad at all. I just, just… Just don’t have the ability to accept anyone else.
“Do you want to tell me your story? You will feel much better after letting it out.”
…Then what about your story?
“Mine? To be honest, my story is quite clichéd. My father became a drug addict after his business failed. He owed many debts and jumped into the sea as a result. After my father died, my mother took my little brother along with her to try to commit suicide via charcoal-burning. Fortunately, I came back home from college at just the right moment, managing to pull the two of them back from the gates of hell.”
Didn’t you say both of your parents…?
“My mother later jumped from the hospital’s roof.” First Wind said calmly.
Isn’t it exhausting? Dragging a pile of debts while taking care of your little brother?
“Haha, after forfeiting the inheritance, the debt wasn’t a problem anymore, although I still got chased by drug dealers for money for a while. But, it’s good that I’m taking care of my little brother! I had to earn money to take care of him, and I also had to quickly pull myself together to console him. If I didn’t have to take care of him, I might have already abandoned myself to despair!”
I feel like I’m asking too much, but tell me something first. You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to… Where did you get the money for modification?
“Hahaha, if I said it, you might not even believe me. I won the lottery.”
“Sigh, I’ve always wondered. If my father never jumped into the sea, this lottery could have cleared all his debts. Why did he give up so early, instead of persisting a little longer? Why did he choose to run away by doing drugs…”