Page 87 "The night it happened, Hitoshi was giving Yumiko a ride from his house...On the way they got into an accident. It wasn't his fault. Still, the two of them were killed instantly."
Page 82 "I lost Hitoshi at the age of twenty, and I suffered from it so much that I felt as if my own life had stopped. The night he died, my soul went away to some other place and I couldn't bring it back."
Page 91 "The signal shone brightly, suspended in the darkness. Hitoshi had died here. A feeling of solemnity slowly came over me. In places where a loved one has died, time stops for eternity. If i stand on the very spot, one says to oneself, like a prayer, might I feel the pain he felt?"