Hades

Izanagi

Hades

Izanagi killed his son Hinokagutuchi with in a frenzied anger, but his distress couldn't be healed yet.
He couldn't believe Izanami's death and felt as if she was still alive at the back of his mind.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Better yet, I'll die and go to Hades.

He came up with an idea.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Hades...? Oh...! I'm an idiot! Why haven't I realised that?

Izanagi

Izanagi

I can go to Hades. I can go there and pick up Izanami!

Hades is the underground world for the dead people.

Izanagi

Izanagi

I have to get there before she's done with the Dinner.

The Dinner is a ritual held in the beginning of the life in Hades. No one could come back to Middle Earth after he or she had finished it.

Izanagi prepared in a haste. He made his hair piled up and put on some jewellery in order to protect himself from evil souls.

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As soon as he got ready, he flew to Hades which is located in the heart of the mountains in Izumo. He first arrived at the slope leading down to Nenokatasu where Hades is.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Oops! I can't fly well here.

Apparently it was difficult to fly in Nenokatasu, so Izanagi reluctantly ran down the slope. At the end of the slope, there was a huge palace made of rocks. The central door which was also made of rocks looked like the entrance to Hades.

Izanagi

Izanagi

(Gasping) It must be here.

It was dim and chilly even during the day.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Hey! Is someone here? Izanami, aren't you here?

He knocked on the door but only his words echoed. No one replied. He turned up his voice and said again,

Izanagi

Izanagi

Izanami! It's me! I came here to see you!

Izanagi

Izanagi

......Is no one here?

Izanami

Izanami

....Oh my god! Is it really Izanagi?

Izanagi

Izanagi

Izanami!

It was her whom he loved so much and was keened to see again. He couldn't help tearing with joy.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Oh dear! I haven't expected I can hear you so soon.

However, Izanami didn't sound happy. Izanagi wondered and asked.

Izanagi

Izanagi

I came here to take you up to Middle Earth. We haven't done our work yet, have we? Let's go back and resume to make the country.

Izanami

Izanami

Izanami...sorry. I can't go back with you.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Why?

Izanami

Izanami

Because I've already done the Dinner.

It was the worst answer that he had imagined. However he couldn't give up on her who was just on the other side of the door.

Izanagi

Izanagi

It's ridiculous! It's just a meal, isn't it?

Izanami

Izanami

Izanagi...sorry. If I hadn't done the Dinner...

Izanagi

Izanagi

It's not too late.

Izanami

Izanami

No, Izanagi. It's too late.

She replied helplessly.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Shit! I can't. I can't give up on you! All I need is just seeing you. I want to touch and hug you. We are now in a spitting distance. Don't you feel same as me?

Izanami

Izanami

Of course, I'm glad to hear you again. I love you so much too......but...

After a long time of silence Izanami said.

Izanami

Izanami

OK...I'll try to talk to gods in Hades.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Good! It must work out! Shall I go with you?

Izanami

Izanami

No!

Izanami refused so strongly that Izanagi was taken aback.

Izanagi

Izanagi

But...

Izanami

Izanami

I don' want you to see me now...not yet.

Izanagi

Izanagi

How come?

Izanami

Izanami

Because... I haven't prepared yet...and so please don't open the door before I come back here. OK?

Izanagi

Izanagi

But I...

Izanami

Izanami

Please.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Oh...OK. I got it.

Then Izanami went to gods of Hades' while Izanagi was waiting in front of the door.

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Though he kept on waiting and waiting and waiting, Izanami didn't come back. He shouted several times, but there was no answer. It must be midnight already.

Izanagi

Izanagi

She sounded weird. Does she have a trouble with gods of Hades?

Izanagi

Izanagi

Hmm....She might be talked down by the gods easily......

Izanagi

Izanagi

Gaaah!! She must be! I had better go!

Izanagi

Izanagi

I'll get her even if I have to fight with the gods.

When he managed to open the door, cold air and odor came out. The inside was like a limestone cave and there were no lights.

Izanagi went into the cave with torching his bamboo comb. But wherever he went, there was nothing but terrible smells.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Should I go back to the entrance and wait for her?

Just as he started thinking, he tripped over something.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Ouch! What is it?

He tried to see it with his torch. Something he tripped over let out his lover's voice.

Izanami

Izanami

Izanagi?

Izanagi

Izanagi

Ewwwwwww!!!

She was there, but her eyes were hollow and her body was rotten with a lot of worms. It was totally disgusting. Her decayed body started making horrible eight gods of thunder.

Izanagi

Izanagi

What the hell! Is it Izanami?

Izanami

Izanami

Why did you come in? I said I don't want you to see me here. I wanted you to remember me as your lovely girl.

She reached out her hand. He couldn't help flicking it.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Shit! Don't touch me!

Izanami

Izanami

Oh...you're mean. I asked you not to come in...and you just embarrassed me. You're mean......so mean......mean,mean,mean...

She was repeating the same word as if she was broken.
As Izanagi stepped back from fear, she stopped repeating.

Izanagi

Izanagi

Izanami?

Izanami

Izanami

......I'll kill you.

Izanagi caught her only eye which was almost rotten. He screamed hopelessly and dashed to the exit as fast as his legs could carry him.

 

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