Sunday, July 10, 2061. Nariyama, Chiba, Japan.
Sora was able to put a radio back together with spare parts that he found lying around. It’s been 15 years to the day since the artificial pigeons started to eat radio waves, severing the existing communications network. He started a broadcast using the transceiver passed on to him by his father, and received a strange broadcast the very next day.
“… This is a follow-up report about the Oozora plane crash on August 1st. The name of the deceased found at the former Terminal 1 site is Yamanashi Sora. Injuries were also reported at the Nariyama Aeuronautics Academy.”
It was a broadcast from the future.
“I’m… going to die in three weeks…?”
After hearing the broadcast, Sora stepped into the ruins of Nariyama Airport Terminal 1 for the first time in fifteen years. It was once the main entrance to Japan for international travellers. It was also the place where he had lost his parents. Now countless artificial pigeons nest in the decrepit building, which is a shell of its former self.
There he met a silver-haired girl Kaguya, who looked straight at him while petting an artificial pigeon that rested on her finger, and said:
“… You’re not going to die.”
He was dumbfounded at her assertion, as she continued quietly.
“Because that’s what I’ve decided. Because I want to see you smile when you look up at the sky.”