Yuuma was walking to the station one morning, when he heard a voice behind him.
“I’m talking to you, Mister”
When he turned around, there was a small girl wearing black-themed clothes and hood despite the heat of early summer. She asked him if he was bored, and he dismissed her as a fortune teller or promoting some religious group. Then, to his amazement, everything around him froze as if time had stopped. At first he thought it was a prank, but he had no choice but to believe in it when he saw that animals also stopped in their tracks.
“This is called the Atropos watch and it has the power to stop time. You probably notice that the second hand is still moving. It can stop time for five minutes; in other words, time will move again after the second hand has made five rotations.”
Yuuma wondered why she was explaining all this to him. She thrust the pocketwatch in his hand and left saying:
“You’re bored, aren’t you? Please use it to spice up your dull life.”