«You’re Kimoto-kun, right?»
Akiko knew my name.
I met her for the first time in a university cafeteria.
She tempted me to skive off classes and go out with her.
Anyone could be chosen as her companion.
I might be a backup for someone else.
While thinking about the issue, I spent strange hours with Akiko.
I was confused by her occasional expressions and mysterious behaviors.
I was not sure to what extent her story was true and which parts of her story were lies.
It took me a considerable amount of time to recognize the truth hidden behind Akiko…
This work was first published in 1999 by Kodansha and translated in 2014 for The BBB: Breakthrough Bandwagon Books.