What is Life? A Person dies, Another human is born into this depressive, pitiful world full of pain and suffering. Yuri was questioning this as he lay in his tacky straw bed, staring at his pocket watch given by his father before he left his family to go into war. Inscribed into the watch were the words "Never forget who you are". Yuri sat up and got himself ready to head out and gather some supply's for his family. But before he took one step outside a siren blasted a loud noise around the radius of the peaceful silence of Hiroshima Village. And the peaceful village as it usually is was replaced with Chaos and screams of people shouting "Air Raid!!"
Yuri's mother bombarded down the stairs holding onto Yuri's brother and sister, Ryu and Sakura. "Ok Yuri, you must listen to me very carefully now, you will have to take your brother and sister to the bomb shelter by yourself this time, you should know the way by yourself by now, I have to stay here and look for my Inhaler and medicine but I shall be there as soon as possible. You got that Yuri?" Yuri was about to protest to his mother that he should stay there and help her, but at that moment his mother looked into Yuri's bright green emerald eyes and instead he just nodded calmly. "Come on Ryu, Sakura We have to hurry and get to that bomb shelter" "But Mummy!!" Ryu whined as their mother placed her children, ushering them towards their big brother. "I'll be fine Ryu, just go with Yuri, everything will be fine" Ryu was still crying but went over to Yuri. Sakura just went over to Yuri saying goodbye to, she was still looking scared but she wasn't crying. "Come On We have to hurry!" Yuri exclaimed. They walked out of the house, just before they left Yuri took one more look at their beautiful mother, Yuri looked scared and his mother mouthed the words "I love you" and "Be brave" and with that Yuri led his siblings into the horrific world of war in Japan.
"Come On, hurry up!" Yuri shouted at his younger siblings. They were in a flock of people all heading for the same destination, the Bomb Shelter. The sound of the sirens were still blaring over the wide area of the village and everywhere they looked people were crying or screaming for their loved ones, they looked dead already by the looks of their eyes, given up after losing their loved ones. As Yuri saw this he put his hand over Ryu's eyes while travelling, a kid Ryu's age didn't need to witness the horrible events that were occurring all around them. He protested at first but gave in just following Yuri as he led the way. Sakura on the other hand was a strong girl and wasn't as scared as her and Yuri knew Ryu would be if they saw what was going on. The three kept getting shoved by adults who didn't care they were children, only caring for their own loved ones. On one of these occasions Sakura got shoved into the mud, slamming into the muddy concrete. She just stayed their not being able to move a muscle. "SAKURA!!" Yuri Screamed letting go of Ryu's eyes, sprinting towards her, tear's in Yuri's eyes.
"Sakura, speak to me, SAKURA!!" Yuri screamed shaking her vigorously. "Yuri, what's going on?" Ryu asked behind him, moving around a bit confused. Before the same thing could happen to Ryu, Yuri went back and dragged Ryu over to Sakura. Yuri just went back to her afterwards and sat their observing her. "Sakura, why are you sleeping? Now's not a good time to be sleeping, Sakura, SAKURA!" Ryu was screaming. Ryu started crying at that point, and soon Yuri burst into tears as well. If anybody behind them saw the situation beside them as they headed for the Bomb Shelter, they didn't acknowledge the 2 bawling children and the most likely dead girl.
As the kids were crying not caring about the bomb shelter anymore a man by himself saw them and approached them, he was wearing glasses and had on a black suit and red tie, with jeans. He looked like the friendly type. "Oh My gosh! What's going on here?" He asked kneeling down with the kids. Yuri sniffed and tryed to tell him "We...we..we were heading towards...towards the bomb shelter...and" The man put his hand up stopping Yuri. "Ok that's all I needed to hear, here help me get her onto my back" Yuri was still sobbing but had gotten rid of the majority of his sadness. He helped her onto the man's back and he simply said "Lead The Way" So with Yuri again holding onto Ryu's eyes and with the man holding onto Sakura on his back. They headed for the bomb shelter.