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*page1|
A week passed.[np]
;;一週間ほど過ぎた。[np]

*page2|
There was but one more week before the fateful Japan Championships.[np]
;;花音の命運を決めるフィギュアスケートの全国大会まで、あと一週間。[np]

*page3|
Kanon silently continued to practice.[np]
;;花音は、黙々と練習を続けていた。[np]

*page4|
On the other hand, I attended school as usual, keeping myself busy with Azai Corporation matters.[np]
;;おれもいままでどおり学園に通いながら、浅井興業の仕事に追われる毎日だった。[np]

*page5|
The night Kanon and I slept together almost seems like a dream.[np]
;;花音を抱いたあの夜のことは、まるで夢か幻だったのか。[np]

*page6|
We're acting so casual about the whole thing that I can't help but wonder if it was just my imagination.[np]
;;そう思わせるくらい、おれと花音は何事もなかったようにいっしょに暮らしていた。[np]
;;verbal diarreah
;;Coming back to this -Neko
;;Beat you to it

*page7|
Still, Kanon doesn't seem to have any regrets about it.[np]
;;ただ、花音もおれと結ばれたことを後悔だけはしていないようだった。[np]

*page8|
She's back to her old smile, and as selfish as ever.[np]
;;ふにゃりとした笑顔で、相変わらずわがままに振る舞う。[np]

*page9|
I promised myself that I would come to understand her, even if I was the only one.[np]
;;おれは、おれだけはこの哀れな少女の理解者であろうと、心に決めていた。[np]

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*page10|
[nm t="京介"]“I see... ‘Maou's’ kept quiet, huh...?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうか……"魔王"に動きはないか……”[np]

*page11|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9833]“Yeah, he's completely halted all activity.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9833]“ええ、ばったりと、活動を停止しましたね”[np]

*page12|
I spoke to Usami between classes.[np]
;;学園の昼休み、おれは宇佐美と二人で話し込んでいた。[np]

*page13|
[nm t="京介"]“You think Ikuko's television antics have made him extra cautious? I mean, she addressed comments about being marked for death.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ひょっとして、前に郁子さんがテレビで命を狙われているとか言ったのが原因かな?”[np]
;;What's the word for people who are targets of assassination. - Neko (back when she actually edited... don't tell her I said that - pondr)

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*page14|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9834]“It's possible... but if that were the case, one would think he'd just adapt his plans.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9834]“それはあるかもしれませんが……それにしても、別の手段を講じてきてもおかしくはないと思うんですが……”[np]
;;Should or would? Is it something Maou would do, or that was expected of him. Or is it that he should have changed his plans in the face of X.
;;literally, "it wouldn't be strange for him to change his plans", so something expected of him. I guess "would" would be better, but I kind of guessed either way was fine - chikan

*page15|
[nm t="京介"]“Yeah. Well, from the very beginning, we never knew what his true motives were...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“もともと、"魔王"の動機は不明瞭だったわけだしな……”[np]


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*page16|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9835]“I thought he might have been trying to attack a friend of mine again, but...”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9835]“また、わたしの仲間を陥れようとしていたのかと考えていましたが……”[np]

*page17|
There's been absolutely no word from him...[np]
;;こうまで、音沙汰がないとな……。[np]

*page18|
[nm t="京介"]“Well, if something were to happen, it would happen during the Japan Championships.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“まあ、次の全国大会かな、なにかあるとしたら”[np]


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*page19|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9836]“You think...?”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9836]“それも、どうでしょうね……”[np]


*page20|
I can understand why she'd have her doubts.[np]
;;宇佐美が首を傾げる理由はわかる。[np]

*page21|
[nm t="京介"]“Look, the letter was aimed at bringing down Kanon. Last week, she was completely bested.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“最初の脅迫状どおり、花音はもう、負けたわけだからな”[np]
;;If she's completely bested and his objective is complete, there'd be no more reason to act would there? But then later she's like I DON'T THINK ANYTHING ELSE WILL HAPPEN and Kyousuke's like OMG WHY, like somehow that train of thought is running opposite to what they just said. But uh, if the job's already finished, isn't that the natural conclusion to come to? I guess Haru was referring to Maou not doing anything else period(and not just in Kanon's case)? That's really kind of confusing. This section confuses me. Why do 2 other people go through this and not think anything of it and only I'm confused. Do you know something I don't?
;;The way I read it, Kyousuke thinks "duh, he won already" and expects ever-suspicious Usami to disagree, hence 23. Then in 25 she surprises him, so he asks why she suddenly decided to think that maybe maou's done for now. Then he says, "well good, sit back and enjoy life some, you crazy paranoid woman" - pondr

*page22|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9837]“Yeah... based on the contents of that threat letter, ‘Maou's’ objective may have already been accomplished...”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9837]“ええ……脅迫状の内容から判断すれば、"魔王"の目的は達成されているのかもしれませんが……”[np]

*page23|
[nm t="京介"]“...But it doesn't add up for you, does it?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“やけに悩んでいるようだな?”[np]

*page24|
With a desolate face, she responds,[np]
;;宇佐美は、不意に寂しそうな顔で言った。[np]


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*page25|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9838]“It's just my intuition, but I get this feeling that nothing else is going to happen.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9838]“勘ですが、もう、なにも起こらないような気がします”[np]

*page26|
[nm t="京介"]“...Why?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“……なぜだ?”[np]


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*page27|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9839]“Like I said, it's just my intuition. If I were ‘Maou’, and I wanted to ruin Kanon, I wouldn't have let this week go to waste.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9839]“ですから、勘です。しいていえば、もしわたしが"魔王"で、本当に花音を破滅させたいのであれば、この一週間を無駄にはしなかったでしょう”[np]

*page28|
[nm t="京介"]“Fantastic. Shouldn't you be happy?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“だったら、万々歳じゃねえか”[np]
;;Can I get a TLC on this? I'm not sure I follow it's relation to the past line.
;;Banbanzai, just a stronger version of banzai(I'm sure most people know this) Something worth celebrating. Haru says that Maou won't do anything else, Kyousuke asks why, Haru explains the reasoning behind it, and then after hearing the reasoning and understanding, Kyousuke says that the maou not doing anything should be a good thing, basically. It's more of a delayed response to line 25(waiting until after the explanation to respond to it) rather than a direct response to line 28.

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*page29|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9840]“I guess... but it means I have to say goodbye to you, Azai-san.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9840]“ですね……浅井さんとも、もうお別れですね”[np]
;;I'm assuming that figuring out the above will make this make sense too. LIkewise, unedited.
;;edited

*page30|
[nm t="京介"]“Huh?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“はあっ?”[np]

*page31|
She's started her crazy talk again...[np]
;;また宇佐美の変人トークがはじまったよ……。[np]


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*page32|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9841]“Once the Demon Lord has been vanquished, the hero walks off into the sunset.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9841]“"魔王"が消えれば、勇者も旅立つものです”[np]
;;Preserve the ‘the' in front of Maou here, unless you can work in the fact that she's describing him as a monster for the hero to defeat (like an RPG). Also, can I get the intent in the second part of this line?
;;the intent is that her mission is over, and she'll be moving on, I guess. That's a pretty literal translation, so nothing was lost or anything. - chikan
;;slight adaptation for english-speaking audiences to make the humor a little less forced. Also might as well say Devil here since she's not directly talking about the character Maou, and hopefully we've done a good enough job in ch. 1 to where all our readers know that TL. - pondr 2nd shift
;;btw, the most common Dragon Quest translation for Maou is Demon Lord.(just saying) At least it was before DQ8, I have no idea what they changed it to now.
;;that's great, but the GODDAMN GAME LOGO AND BOX ART translate it as Devil, so we're keeping that k thx - pondr
;;Well then how are the readers supposed to associate it with Dragon Quest, which is the entire point of the line, huh bitch? Huh?!
;;I would rather add, "In Dragon Quest, once..." than change Devil. Sorry brah. - pondr
;;Actually, you know what. I am going to use Demon Lord in every occasion in which it is an overt RPG reference since that is a theme ingrained strongly into the game(Haru calling herself Hero and that entire relationship with Maou is based completely around the RPG definition of Maou and if we do not not try to establish it early on, that will be lost on people) and if you want to eliminate a theme to the game you can suck my dick. We clear?

*page33|
[nm t="京介"]“Yeah, yeah.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“はいはい”[np]


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*page34|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9842]“And you have Kanon now.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9842]“浅井さんには花音がいますしね”[np]

*page35|
[nm t="京介"]“...What?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“……なに?”[np]


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*page36|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9843]“...Just my intuition.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9843]“これも、勘です”[np]

*page37|
She smiles peacefully.[np]
;;穏やかな笑み。[np]

*page38|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9844]“I may not be Yuki, but I consider myself pretty sharp when it comes to you, Azai-san.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9844]“ユキほどではありませんが、わたしもこと浅井さんに関しては鋭いつもりです”[np]
;;Japanese wording here. What does she mean by "sharp" here.
;;fixed

*page39|
[nm t="京介"]“Eugh, cut it out, you're giving me the heebie-jeebies.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“だから気持ち悪いんだよ、いいかげん……”[np]


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*page40|
[nm t="ハル" s=har_9845]“Well, I'm out. Class just started.”[np]
;;[nm t="ハル" s=har_9845]“さあて、午後の授業が始まりますよ”[np]


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*page41|
Usami leaves me and disappears.[np]
;;宇佐美はおれを置いて勝手に去っていった。[np]

*page42|
What's up with her...?[np]
;;なんだあいつ……?[np]

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*page43|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7847]“Kyousukeeee, what's up with Kanon these days?”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7847]“京介ぇ、最近花音はどうよ?”[np]

*page44|
[nm t="京介"]“Huh? C'mon man, you know as well as I do that she's been practicing.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“どうもこうも、毎日練習してるが?”[np]


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*page45|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7848]“Yeah, whatever, but uh... you hear about that car company cutting their contracts with her?”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7848]“ほらあの、車のメーカー、花音と契約うち切るって?”[np]

*page46|
[nm t="京介"]“Yeah... I guess they were acting in their own self-interest.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“だな……なんとも現金なもんだ”[np]

*page47|
After Kanon got such a bad rep from the media, I guess it'd be a natural response for a business.[np]
;;あれだけマスコミ受けの悪いことをしたのだから、企業としては当然の対応か。[np]
;;What got a bad rep? Kanon or the car company
;;Kanon did. Literally "After [Kanon] did something which would make the media react badly...", I thought it was kind of unnecesarrily bloated in English though considering they actually did react badly. Probably a bad judgement though if it can arise confusion.
;;It caused confusion because I was doing things out of order before I became the game's only editor. Tsukihime's TL's liner notes ain't shitting when they say less is more. - pondr

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*page48|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7849]“Fuckers. The whole fucking country's nothing but fuckers. Fair-weather fans can suck my balls.”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7849]“まったく、どいつもこいつもクズばっかりだよなー。みんなして手のひら返しやがって”[np]
;;Has this been fully translated?
;;this is one of those lines which I probably translated half-asleep, I now realize how easy it is to make bad mistakes when translating thousands of lines. Usually I just hope TNA catches anything like this but I guess I'll start checking over my translations more thoroughly. Fixed. - chikan
;;oh, my beautiful, beautiful disregard of all things accurate... - pondr

*page49|
[nm t="京介"]“They aren't necessarily fair-weather fans. When you're popular, you're bound to make a few enemies...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“あれだけ人気があったわけだからな。敵も多かったんだろう”[np]

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*page50|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7850]“Bullshit, Bro. Kanon's been a little brat all along. Christ, she pisses me off. I guess I should be glad the world sees her for what she really is now, but still...”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7850]“花音はよー、たしかに根は極悪な女だよ。何度もオレを怒らせたよ。そういう本性を見せちまったわけだからなー”[np]

*page51|
[nm t="京介"]“...What about Seta?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“逆に、瀬田はどうよ?”[np]


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*page52|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7851]“You watch the news, don't you? Her popularity shot through the roof. Oh man, and the special they ran yesterday almost killed me. It was one of those goddamn sob stories about how the person who worked hardest finally won and all that crap.”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7851]“いや、わかるだろ? 人気急上昇だよ。昨日の特番見たか? やっぱり最後は努力した人間が勝つみたいな泣ける話だったぜ?”[np]
;;verbal diarreah, but yeah.

*page53|
[nm t="京介"]“Well, she probably did work hard.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“まあ、本当に苦労したんだろうな”[np]


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*page54|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7852]“Yeah, no shit, right? Seta was awesome in the Finals. She ran the same program she did at the NHK Trophy, but replaced a double axel with a triple. Moheko was shooting for the gold.”[np]
;;I don't think this even makes sense
;;Chris. Go for it with the skating terminology.
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7852]“ぶっちゃけファイナルの瀬田はすごかったぜ。NKH杯でダブルだったジャンプをトリプルに変えてきた。マジで優勝狙ってたんだな、あの萌へ子”[np]
;;fixed now - pondr 2nd shift

*page55|
[nm t="京介"]“Moheko? What?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なんだ萌へ子って”[np]


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*page56|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7853]“That's what people are calling her on the net. I mean, c'mon dude, she's ridiculously moe. Her personality, her voice, everything. Little miss princess Kanon just can't keep up.”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7853]“ネット上じゃ、みんなそう呼んでるの。萌えるじゃん。あのキャラと声と。花音は女王様みたいな扱いだったけど、いまじゃひどいもんだ”[np]

*page57|
The situation has completely reversed...[np]
;;完全に逆風だな……。[np]

*page58|
[nm t="京介"]“I heard Kanon was dropped from a Christmas variety show. Supposedly Seta took her place.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“花音、クリスマスのバラエティ番組も降板だってよ。かわりに瀬田が出るらしい”[np]


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*page59|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7854]“I'm not surprised. Anyway, I'm still rooting for Kanon, so the fact that Seta's the ‘new thing’ pisses me off.”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7854]“とにかく、世界行きはもう瀬田、みたいな動きになってるのがウザいね”[np]

*page60|
[nm t="京介"]“Yeah, I read an article a while back that bothered me too...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ああ、なんかの記事で読んだな……”[np]

*page61|
Some sleazy magazine went so far as to call Kanon the ‘Shame of Japan’.[np]
;;下世話な週刊誌では、花音は日本の恥とまで書かれていた。[np]

*page62|
[nm t="京介"]“All she can do is try to win the Japan Championships, right?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なんにしても、次の全国大会で結果だせばいいんだろ?”[np]


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*page63|
[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7855]“Screw ‘trying to win’. The only way she'll shut up all those shit-talkers is to make Worlds and absolutely crush second place.”[np]
;;[nm t="栄一" s=eii_7855]“つーか、それしかねえ。二位に大差つけて勝てば誰も文句は言えねえから”[np]
;;The point of the line seemed to get a little turned around in editing. Crushing second place is the only way to stop this shitstorm/all this shittalk/whatever. The focus isn't necessarily on making worlds, it's just that crushing second and making worlds will shut everyone up.

*page64|
We both let out a sigh.[np]
;;二人して、ため息をついていた。[np]

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*page65|
Class resumed that afternoon.[np]
;;授業中。[np]

*page66|
However, I was reading an autobiographical essay rather than the required textbook.[np]
;;おれは教科書ではなく別の本を読んでいた。[np]

*page67|
One written by Ikuko.[np]
;;郁子さんの著書。[np]

*page68|
There was an ad for ‘Ikuko-san's surefire way of improving your bust’ sprawled conspicuously over the front cover.[np]
;;表紙に郁子さんのバストアップがでかでかと載っている。[np]
;;Something like "Improve your bust size!" or along those lines would probably be a better choice here.
;;Chris/Allan. Good luck.
;;I think I already tackled this one... - pondr

*page69|
It was called ‘A Proposal to Figure Skating’. The book's supposedly about the inner mechanics of the industry.[np]
;;『フィギュアスケートへ の提言』と銘打たれた、ある種の業界内幕本だった。[np]

*page70|
It touches briefly on the treatment of coaches and judges, the state of the current Skating Union, and her personal experience as a skater. Pretty cheap, overall.[np]
;;コーチや審判の待遇から現在のフィギュアスケート連合の内情、選手時代の自分の体験談なんかが書かれているが、どうにも品がない。[np]

*page71|
First off, she bragged far too much about overseeing Kanon's growth as a skater.[np]
;;まず、花音の成長をやたら誇らしげに書き過ぎている。[np]
;;Bragged here was originally, "Spoke/Wrote triumphantly." I see it as more of flaunting her ego than anything, but I'm noting how I adapted it. - old neko note

*page72|
It made the book seem more like an outlet for her loneliness and lingering attachment than anything else.[np]
;;逆に自分のもとを去っていった選手のことを、寂しさを装うような文章の調子で、粘着質に語っている。[np]
;;{REVIEW WHEN ONLINE} - old neko note

*page73|
The whole spiel came across as whining rather than actual criticism.[np]
;;批判というより、ただ著者の愚痴を書き連ねたような印象が強かった。[np]

*page74|
For example, let's take this excerpt, the book's closing statement:[np]
;;巻末の一言。[np]

*page75|
I realized my lips were quivering as I read it.[np]
;;おれは口元がひきつるのを自覚した。[np]

*page76|
‘Even so, Kanon-chan says she'd like to glide by my side. As both a mother and a coach, there is no greater honor than hearing these words.’[np]
;;『それでも花音ちゃんは、私のもとで滑りたいと言ってくれるんです。母親として、コーチとしてこんなにうれしいことはありません』[np]

*page77|
Publishing this book crushed what little positive reputation she still had, as it should have.[np]
;;こんな本を出しているくらいだから、当然、郁子さんも世間の評判は悪い。[np]
;;Was she ble to write this book because her reputation was bad, or did a book like this damage her reputation?
;;It's a little ambiguous (both me and TNA had a little trouble with it before deciding that it be best left ambiguous) then a Japanese friend of Moogy said it's probably the latter.  - chikan
;;Well, Ikuko seemed to be, well, not very well thought of for a a lot of things. I'd say it's meant to point out that it's a contributing factor to her unpopularity of course, but the way this line is phrased makes it sound like it's the sole cause, which is going too far

*page78|
The only problem is that people have begun to expect the same from Kanon as from her mother.[np]
;;いまとなっては、あの親にしてこの娘あり、みたいな扱いを受けるはめになった。[np]

*page79|
I can't help but wonder why Ikuko won't hold back, for Kanon's sake if not her own.[np]
;;どうして我が子をもっといたわってやれないのかと思ってしまう。[np]

*page80|
My mother had it rough, yet she protected me despite that.[np]
;;おれの母は苦しい生活のなか、それでもおれだけは守ってくれた。[np]

*page81|
Ikuko-san enjoyed a good measure of popularity during her bout at the Olympics, so...[np]
;;郁子さんも、昔はオリンピック代表選手として絶大な人気を誇っていたらしい。[np]

*page82|
...So why did things turn out like this?[np]
;;なぜ、こうなってしまうのか。[np]

*page83|
Suspicion over Ikuko's change suddenly filled my thoughts, and without an ounce of coincidence, a certain man came to mind...[np]
;;郁子さんの変貌を疑ったとき、おれはある男にたどり着いた。[np]

;黒画面
@hide
@black rule=rule_h_b time=1000
@show

*page84|
......[np]
;;......[np]

*page85|
...[np]
;;...[np]

;背景 権三宅 居間 夜
@hide
@wait time=2000
@bg storage=bg_08c rule=rule_h_t time=1000
@show

@chr c=gonzou_a_00_b
*page86|
[nm t="京介"]“I believe that concludes this week's report.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“先週の報告は以上になります”[np]

*page87|
The dispute with Shin'ei had been settled by the cession of most of their allotted business turf to the Sonoyama Group.[np]
;;新鋭会との抗争は、園山組が新鋭会の商圏をほとんど支配するという条件で決着した。[np]

*page88|
I was tasked once more with handling the formalities, acting as the voice of the Azai Corporation and a conduit through which to convey Gonzou's authority.[np]
;;おれはまた、浅井興業の顔役として、権三の威光を伝えて走り回っている。[np]

*page89|
[nm t="浅井権三"]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三"]“…………”[np]

*page90|
Gonzou nodded, looking somehow discontent.[np]
;;おれの報告に、権三は憮然としてうなずいていた。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_05_b
*page91|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7300]“What about Kanon?”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7300]“花音は、どうだ?”[np]

*page92|
He suddenly sprung this question.[np]
;;不意に、尋ねてきた。[np]


*page93|
[nm t="京介"]“As you know, her agent has informed us of a great number of cut contracts.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ご存知のとおり、エージェントのほうから、立て続けに仕事のキャンセルが届いています”[np]
;;I think this is supposed to be about receiving cancellations on numerous jobs and work she had planned beforehand passed through from her agent. Makes more sense that way.
;;Adapted as contracts have been cut. Leaving the original note in case you can come up with something better.
;;don't remember who made which of the above notes v.v - pondr 2nd shift

*page94|
Gonzou tilted his chin upward, as if he already knew all there was to say.[np]
;;権三はそんなことは知っていると言わんばかりに、あごをしゃくった。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_06b_b
*page95|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7301]“Is she finished?”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7301]“あれは、もう終わりか?”[np]
;;"Is it finished" was the original. Since it was vague, I made it a bit more specific. Putting this here for good measure.
;;I think Gonzou's asking is Kanon done, not the scandal... - pondr

*page96|
[nm t="京介"]“Surely not.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“まさか”[np]

*page97|
I immediately denied it.[np]
;;即座に否定した。[np]

*page98|
[nm t="京介"]“Success is many parts timing and luck. I believe abandoning our investment in Kanon after a single loss would be unwise.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“勝敗は時の運ともいいます。一度負けたくらいであきらめるにはもったいないと思いますが?”[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_00_b
*page99|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7302]“That was more than just a loss.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7302]“ただ負けたわけではあるまい?”[np]

*page100|
[nm t="京介"]“Well...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“それは……”[np]

*page101|
I faltered.[np]
;;口ごもる。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_01c_b
*page102|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7303]“Kanon has grown into quite the shameless woman.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7303]“花音も、ずいぶんとふてぶてしい女に育ったな”[np]

*page103|
I hang my head, holding back my feelings.[np]
;;おれはうつむいて、なにかに耐えた。[np]

*page104|
Feelings of sympathy for Kanon, contempt for Ikuko, and anger toward Gonzou, who molded Ikuko into the person she is now.[np]
;;それは、花音への同情であったり、郁子さんへの軽蔑であったり、郁子さんを作った権三への怒りであったりした。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_01b_b
*page105|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7304]“Anyway, Kyousuke...”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7304]“それで、京介……”[np]

*page106|
Gonzou's mouth curved into a devious smile.[np]
;;権三の口元が歪んだ。[np]

*page107|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7305]“You ‘tame’ Kanon yet...?”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7305]“花音をてなずけたか……?”[np]

*page108|
I remember Gonzou's words.[np]
;;おれは権三の言葉を思い出した。[np]

*page109|
How am I supposed to respond to a scoundrel who demanded I sleep with his daughter?[np]
;;犯しておけと本気で命令した悪漢に、どう報告すべきか迷った。[np]

*page110|
[nm t="京介"]“Yes.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“はい”[np]

*page111|
All I could say was that single, unpleasant word.[np]
;;けっきょく漏れ出たのは、苦々しい一言にすぎなかった。[np]

*page112|
[nm t="京介"]“May I ask you a question, Father...?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“お養父さんにぜひおうかがいしたいのですが……”[np]

*page113|
I prefaced my next words with a little submission.[np]
;;前置きして聞いた。[np]

*page114|
[nm t="京介"]“What... what kind of person was Ikuko-san?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“郁子さんとは……その……どういう方でしたか?”[np]

*page115|
I miserably sputter that question before Gonzou's glare.[np]
;;情けないことに、権三の眼光を前にすると、言葉がくすぶる。[np]

*page116|
His gaze clearly sees through my anxiety... well, naturally. He crafted me to feel that way.[np]

*page116b|
He responds with indifference.[np]
;;おれの心境を理解し、またそのようにしつけてきた我が養父は、冷然と言った。[np]
;;I'm inclined to just say intent here. But I didn't make the call.
;;it's referring to his fear and stuff, because he raised him with fear. Intent... probably not so good.
;;I don't remember who wrote that note... I doubt me, seeing as I almost always claim my notes... - pondr

@chr c=gonzou_a_01_b
*page117|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7306]“Ikuko was diligent, gallant, and an incredibly hard worker.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7306]“郁子は、真面目で、健気で、なにより努力家だった”[np]

*page118|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7307]“So, boy, do you have any idea how a beautiful athlete, inside and out, could fall for a brute like me?”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7307]“容姿人格ともに素晴らしいアスリートが、なぜ俺のような極道に惹かれたかわかるか?”[np]

*page119|
I silently shake my head.[np]
;;おれは、黙って首を振った。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_04b_b
*page120|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7308]“Women like to wrap their legs around evil for curiosity's sake.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7308]“女は好奇心から、たやすく悪を受け入れるからだ”[np]

*page121|
With those words alone, I no longer wanted to envision how Gonzou had dropped her into the pits of Hell.[np]
;;その一言で、権三が郁子さんをどのように地獄に落としていったか、想像する気も失せた。[np]
;;"Dropped her to hell" is the original, for good measure.
;;dropped is more Gonzou. taking by hand sounds personal, more Maou. - pondr

@chr c=gonzou_a_06b_b
*page122|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7309]“Understand, Kyousuke? I found myself a good-looking whore. I fucked her. The kid that popped out seemed like she'd make some money.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7309]“わかったか、京介? 容姿のいい雌がいた。種をつけた。生まれた子供は金になりそうだった”[np]

*page123|
It seemed as though he were challenging me to reprimand him.[np]
;;それがどうしたと言いたげだった。[np]

*page124|
[nm t="京介"]“It appears that Ikuko-san resents you.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“郁子さんは、あなたを恨んでいる様子でしたが?”[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_01_b
*page125|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7310]“I bet.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7310]“だろうな”[np]

*page126|
[nm t="京介"]“She seems to believe that she was once a popular athlete, bathing in the limelight...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“昔は人気選手として脚光を浴びていたようで……”[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_01c_b
*page127|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7311]“And after getting involved with me, her life was ruined.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7311]“俺につままれたせいで、人生が狂ってしまったな”[np]

*page128|
Gonzou hangs his head, as though he were trying to endure something.[np]
;;直後、権三がこらえきれないといった顔をうつむかせた。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_b_15_b
*page129|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7312]“Haha, hahaha, hahahahahaha―――!!!”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7312]“くく、はははっ、ふははははっ―――!!!”[np]

*page130|
My eyes shot open in surprise at his dark laughter.[np]
;;突然のどす黒い笑い声を前にして、おれはただ、目を見開くだけだった。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_04_b
*page131|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7313]“That's right, Kyousuke. It's all my fault.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7313]“そうだな、京介。すべて俺が悪いな”[np]

*page132|
He was proud of it.[np]
;;あくまでも倣岸。[np]

*page133|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7314]“So? How are you going to take me down?”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7314]“それで、どうやって俺を叩き伏せる?”[np]

*page134|
[nm t="京介"]“...Ngh.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“……っ”[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_04b_b
*page135|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7315]“What's wrong? The very root of all evil stands bare before you.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7315]“どうした? 目の前にわかりやすい諸悪の根源がいるのだぞ?”[np]

*page136|
He demonstrates his defenselessness by sticking out his chest and lowering his outstretched arms.[np]
;;権三は胸を広げ、腕をだらりと下げて無防備な姿勢となった。[np]
;;see, THIS is what sticking out your chest means in english! - pondr

*page137|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7316]“Go on, hit me. You're justified in this. You have every right to resort to violence here. After all, it's my fault your little sister is starved for affection.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7316]“さあ、殴れ。お前は正しい。暴力を許す自己の正当性は十分だ。俺のせいでお前の妹が愛情に飢えているのだからな”[np]

*page138|
I didn't even clench my fists.[np]
;;拳はかたくならなかった。[np]

*page139|
It was a testimony to my complete lack of fear.[np]
;;それほど恐怖も感じなかった。[np]
;;Original: "That was how much I didn't feel fear.[np]"

*page140|
I felt nothing except the futility of competing with this man's moral code.[np]
;;この男の価値観に、どうしても歯が立たないような徒労感だけがあった。[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_04_b
*page141|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7317]“God, what a joke.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7317]“まったく笑える話だ”[np]

*page142|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7318]“If she was born so pathetic that being discarded by a man made her into such a fuck-up, then she was worthless from the start.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7318]“男に捨てられた程度で歪んでしまうような己など、最初からなかったも同然ではないか”[np]

*page143|
What a tenacious monster.[np]
;;どこまでも強靭な怪物だった。[np]

*page144|
Gonzou is basically saying that injustices are valid against the weak.[np]
;;権三は暗に、人間がそんなに弱くていいのかと説いているにすぎない。[np]
;;Gonzou is just going on about how if it's okay for people to be that weak.[np] (Can I get a TLC on this. The above is my best guess)
;;I don't think there's a problem with that interpretation. To put it in another way, he's basically preaching about if it's really ok for people that weak to exist. So to turn it around, I guess you can say that he's saying that people should be stronger than that if they're going to live in this world and the main idea is just going on about how weak of a person she is. So while he doesn't go as far as to outright state what you wrote there, you can at least imply that he agrees with it, anyway.

@chr c=gonzou_a_04b_b
*page145|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7319]“Listen up, Kyousuke. If you're going to be my son, then you'd best be prepared to embrace evil. Even if you have to deal in evil you're not familiar with, you can't just shy away from what needs to be done.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7319]“いいか、京介。お前も俺の息子であるならば、つねに悪を受け入れる覚悟をしろ。たとえそれが身に覚えのない悪であろうと、決してわめいてはならん”[np]
;;I interpreted the line as to say "use any method available, and don't hesitate, no matter what evil things you have to do" - pondr

*page146|
[nm t="京介"]“Yes, Sir...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“わかりました……”[np]


@chr c=gonzou_a_04_b
*page147|
[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7320]“The same goes for Kanon. If she knows what being my daughter means, then she still has a chance of winning.”[np]
;;[nm t="浅井権三" s=gon_7320]“花音も俺の娘だ。それに気づけば、まだまだ勝ちは望めよう”[np]

*page148|
No one can change his way of thought.[np]
;;この男の考えを変えることは、誰にもできないのだろう。[np]

*page149|
I leave Gonzou's house at the conclusion of his lecture.[np]
;;おれは、権三宅を辞した。[np]

@fobgm

;背景 主人公の部屋 夜
@hide
@black rule=rule_f_r time=500
@wait time=2000
@bg storage=bg_01c0000 rule=rule_f_r time=500
@show
@bgm storage=bgm_18

*page150|
I've been broadening my knowledge on figure skating in my spare time lately.[np]
;;最近のおれは、空き時間にフィギュアスケートの知識を頭に詰め込んでいた。[np]

*page151|
I'm still not on par with Eiichi, but I've begun to understand the characteristics of a variety of jumps.[np]
;;栄一ほどとは言わないが、いまではジャンプの種類くらいはわかるようになった。[np]

*page152|
I've got a ways to go until I can tell them apart in real-time, though.[np]
;;とはいえ、実際、客席に座って見分けがつく自信はないが。[np]

@chr_walk c=kanon_a_sic_01_s
*page153|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7540]“Guess who's back, back again!?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7540]“ただいま、ただいまー”[np]
;;Kanon's back, tell a friend. - pondr

*page154|
Kanon bursts through the front door, bouncing about.[np]
;;花音が足を弾ませて帰ってきた。[np]


@chr c=kanon_a_sic_04_b
*page155|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7541]“Hey, you're reading another skating book! Good boy!”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7541]“おおっ、またスケートの本読んでるなあ。偉い偉い”[np]

*page156|
[nm t="京介"]“Why are you so happy?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なんでうれしそうなんだよ?”[np]


@chr c=kanon_a_sic_07_b
*page157|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7542]“It means you're interested in Non-chan, right?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7542]“だって、のんちゃんに興味持ってくれてるってことでしょ?”[np]

*page158|
...I suppose that's true.[np]
;;……まあ、そういうことになるか。[np]

*page159|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7543]“Phew, I think I'll take a bath.”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7543]“ふぃー、いきなりお風呂入りますかねー”[np]
@chr_pos_change before=c after=rr time=1000
@dellay pos=rr


*page160|
Kanon's been taking a bath as soon as she gets home these past few days.[np]
;;ここのところ花音は、帰ってきてすぐに風呂につかる。[np]

*page161|
Thus, I've gotten into the habit of pouring one for her around the time she's supposed to get back.[np]
;;おれもそれを承知していて、だいたい同じ時間に風呂を沸かしている。[np]

*page162|
Needless to say, she hasn't come out of the dressing room naked since then.[np]
;;もちろん、もう、裸で浴室から出てくるようなことはない。[np]

*page163|
I confirmed that she was in the changing room, and turned on the TV.[np]
;;花音の姿が脱衣所に消えたのを確認して、おれはテレビをつけた。[np]

*page164|
The Japan Championships are coming up, so the sports news stations are focusing on figure skating.[np]
;;全国大会が近くなり、スポーツニュースはたいがいフィギュアスケートが中心になっていた。[np]

*page165|
I've seen Kanon's fall on television countless times.[np]
;;もう何度見たかわからないファイナルでの花音の転倒が、画面に映った。[np]

*page166|
What they draw attention to is not the fall itself, but the suspension of her performance thereafter, as well as her sulky attitude toward the press.[np]
;;指摘されるのは、転倒そのものではなく、転倒後の演技中断と、その後のマスコミに対するふてくされたような態度だ。[np]

*page167|
‘Yeah, I'll grant it happened at a critical time, but you can't deny that there must be some underlying instability there that got the best of her...’[np]
;;『多感な時期とはいえ、ここに来てメンタルの弱さが出てしまったかなと……』[np]

*page168|
A retired figure skater that Kanon had been on good terms with commented on her performance regretfully.[np]
;;花音と親交のあった、元フィギュアスケート選手が無念そうにコメントしていた。[np]

*page169|
Seta, on the other hand, was practically being hailed as the second coming on just about every channel.[np]
;;対照的に、瀬田は持ち上げられる一方だった。[np]

*page170|
It's apparent that the TV producers are trying to create a new idol.[np]
;;テレビ屋が英雄を作りたがるのはわかる。[np]

*page171|
Whenever I see her on the screen, I get this strange inclination to cheer for her.[np]
;;何度もテレビ画面に映っている姿を見ると、不思議と応援したくなるものだ。[np]

*page172|
She was known for her consistency, but when such a skater hides a simple, powerful technique like hers, the effect comes out to be even more awesome.[np]
;;瀬田は堅実さの裏に、地味だが重要なテクニックを隠し持っていたことがことさらにアピールされていた。[np]

*page173|
Her step sequences are particularly good.[np]
;;とくにステップ。[np]

*page174|
Her serpentine――basically just a continuous ‘s’-shape――tends to wow the judges and rack up the points.[np]
;;サーペンタインステップという氷の上に連続したS字を描くようなステップの評価は高い。[np]

*page175|
Even on the opening day of the Finals, when Kanon took first place, Seta's step sequence score was higher.[np]
;;花音が首位を飾ったファイナルの初日も、ステップにおいては、瀬田のほうが得点が高かった。[np]

*page176|
‘It just goes to show that flashy jumps aren't all there is to skating.’[np]
;;『派手なジャンプばかりがスケートではないということですね』[np]

*page177|
The commenter finishes off with that.[np]
;;コメンテーターはそう締めくくった。[np]

*page178|
I hear a noise stir from the bathroom and turn off the television.[np]
;;浴室で物音がしたので、テレビを消した。[np]


@camera angle=r
@chr_walk r=kanon_a_si_09_b
*page179|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7544]“Nii-san, I just realized I have no pajamas.”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7544]“兄さん、パジャマがないことに気づきました”[np]

*page180|
[nm t="京介"]“You just realized this?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“いまさらだろ”[np]


@chr r=kanon_a_si_06_b
@chr_jump pos=r
*page181|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7545]“Buy me some!”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7545]“買っといてー”[np]

*page182|
[nm t="京介"]“Sure, I'll pick some up tomorrow if I remember.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“おう、覚えてたらな”[np]


@chr r=kanon_b_si_04b_b
*page183|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7546]“You're going to forget!”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7546]“忘れそー”[np]

*page184|
[nm t="京介"]“That's rude.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“失敬な”[np]


@chr r=kanon_b_si_01_b
*page185|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7547]“But I bet you forgot the things I told you about skating last year, didn't you?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7547]“だって、兄さんには去年もちょっとスケートのこと教えてあげたんだよー?”[np]

*page186|
[nm t="京介"]“No way, I remember... You said something about having to lose weight and such, and, uh... you told me about that thing they got rid of because it didn't do too well on TV...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ああ、ちょっとは覚えてるよ。減量しなきゃいけないこととか、あの……ほら、テレビウケしないっていう理由で廃止になったアレとか……”[np]

*page187|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7548]“Compulsories?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7548]“コンパルソリー?”[np]
;;just so no one has any excuse for anything late: this is short jargon for compulsory figures - pondr

*page188|
[nm t="京介"]“Yeah, that one. I knew that.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうだ……その辺は知ってたぞ”[np]

*page189|
It's not really something to brag about.[np]
;;とても誇らしげに言うようなことではないな。[np]


@chr r=kanon_a_si_06_b
*page190|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7549]“I recommend that you see a doctor.”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7549]“一度ビョーインに行くことをお勧めします”[np]

*page191|
I already am.[np]
;;もう行ってる。[np]

*page192|
Dr. Akimoto...[np]
;;秋元氏か……。[np]

*page193|
Come to think of it, our last session ended a bit abruptly.[np]
;;そういえば前回は、いつの間にか診療が終わっていたな。[np]

*page194|
Did I say something to put him off...?[np]
;;なにか失礼なことでも言ったのか、おれは……。[np]

*page195|
Our next appointment is tomorrow. Maybe I should talk to him about Kanon...[np]
;;次回は明日だったな、花音の相談でもしてみようか。[np]

*page196|
[nm t="京介"]“Alright, let's hit the hay...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“じゃあ、寝るか……”[np]


@chr r=kanon_a_si_01_b
*page197|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7550]“Oh, Nii-san.”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7550]“あ、兄さん”[np]

*page198|
[nm t="京介"]“Hmm?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ん?”[np]


@chr r=kanon_c_si_01_b
*page199|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7551]“Ummm... Christmas is just around the corner...”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7551]“あのね、もうちょっとでクリスマスだよね?”[np]

*page200|
[nm t="京介"]“Yeah. The tournament starts on Christmas Day, right?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“おう。大会の前日だな?”[np]


@chr r=kanon_a_si_07_b
*page201|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7552]“Awesome! You actually remembered something.”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7552]“おおー、さすがにそれぐらい覚えてたかー”[np]

*page202|
[nm t="京介"]“What about Christmas?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“クリスマスがどうかしたのか?”[np]


@chr r=kanon_c_si_01b_b
*page203|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7553]“I don't have practice on Christmas Eve.”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7553]“夜は練習お休みなの”[np]

*page204|
[nm t="京介"]“Really? That's nice.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“へー、そりゃ良かったな”[np]

*page205|
She'd have a tough time holding out if she didn't get a day of rest every now and then.[np]
;;ちょっとくらい休まなきゃ身がもたないだろう。[np]

*page206|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7554]“Hilton told me to spend the day with my family.”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7554]“ヒルトン先生がね、クリスマスは家族と過ごしなさいって”[np]

*page207|
She spoke distantly as she smiled.[np]
;;笑顔のまま、寂しいことを言った。[np]

*page208|
[nm t="京介"]“...Alright. I'll make some time.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“わかった。おれも空けておく”[np]


@chr r=kanon_c_si_04_b
*page209|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7555]“Yay! My first Christmas Eve with Nii-san!”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7555]“やったー! 初めて兄さんといっしょだね!”[np]

*page210|
[nm t="京介"]“It will be, won't it...? I guess we haven't spent many holidays together...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうか……言われてみればそうかもな……”[np]

*page211|
I've always hated Christmas.[np]
;;おれは、クリスマスなんて大嫌いだったからな。[np]

*page212|
[nm t="京介"]“Is there somewhere you'd like to go?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“どっか行きたいのか?”[np]


@chr r=kanon_c_si_01_b
*page213|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7556]“I'll leave that to you, of course!”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7556]“もちろん任せる!”[np]
;;that had to be a mistl. hopefully this is right. - pondr

*page214|
[nm t="京介"]“It's a bit too late to make hotel reservations...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ホテルはもう、予約取れないだろうな”[np]


@chr r=kanon_c_si_23c_b
*page215|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7557]“H-hotel reservations...!?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7557]“ほ、ホテル……!?”[np]

*page216|
I slipped up.[np]
;;失言だった。[np]

*page217|
[nm t="京介"]“Oh, uh, I meant restaurant reservations.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“いや、レストランな……”[np]

*page218|
I suddenly became aware of Kanon's femininity.[np]
;;不意に、おれも花音を意識してしまった。[np]

*page219|
[nm t="京介"]“Anyway, let me sleep on it. Maybe I'll come up with something good tomorrow.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“まあ、考えておくわ……”[np]


@chr r=kanon_c_si_23b_b
*page220|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7558]“Okay...”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7558]“うん……”[np]

*page221|
She looks up at me with upturned eyes.[np]
;;上目づかいでちらりとこちらを見ていた。[np]

*page222|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7559]“Nii-san, um... did you not like it?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7559]“兄さん……嫌だった?”[np]

*page223|
She's talking about the night I slept with her.[np]
;;花音を抱いた、あの晩のことだ。[np]

*page224|
[nm t="京介"]“It was wonderful.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“嫌じゃないよ”[np]

*page225|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7560]“You really saved me that night, you know?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7560]“あのときは、助けてくれたんだよね?”[np]

*page226|
[nm t="京介"]“And I'll save you from here on out.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“これからも助けてやる”[np]


@chr r=kanon_c_si_23_b
*page227|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7561]“Does that mean you love me?”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7561]“それは、好きってこと?”[np]

*page228|
She boldly drove to the point.[np]
;;大胆に聞いてきた。[np]

*page229|
[nm t="京介"]“Yeah.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ああ”[np]

*page230|
I plainly answered.[np]
;;はっきりと言った。[np]

*page231|
I plainly lied.[np]
;;はっきりと、嘘をついた。[np]

*page232|
I have never fallen in love with a woman.[np]
;;いままで、女性を好きになったことは一度もなかった。[np]
;;but we've determined that he had a thing for tsubaki. - pondr

*page233|
Thus, I'm not sure what this interest stemmed from sympathy really is.[np]
;;だから、同情から始まった過剰な興味を、なんという感情なのか、おれは知らない。[np]

*page234|
However, I was aware what responsibilities I'd have to face when I took her last week.[np]
;;ただ、花音を抱くということが、どういった責任をともなうのか、それだけは理解していた。[np]

*page235|
I was prepared to tell any number of lies. Was that due to Gonzou's influence?[np]
;;権三の影響だろうか、いくらでも嘘をつく覚悟だった。[np]

*page236|
If it makes Kanon happy, if it puts her mind at ease, if it saves her... I will not shy away from this evil.[np]
;;花音が喜ぶのなら、安心するのなら、救われるのなら……。[np]
;;grammar kinda made the line confusing, so put in a confirmation at the end as to what the "if" is about. sounds overdramatic for an add-on, but it ties in the themes of "can devils save people too" and "kyousuke's attempt to live an honest life using nothing but his yakuza upbringing". - pondr

*page237|
[nm t="花音" s=kan_7562]“Nii-san...”[np]
;;[nm t="花音" s=kan_7562]“兄さん……”[np]

*page238|
Her eyes dimmed.[np]
;;目を潤ませていた。[np]

*page239|
Without another word, I embraced her.[np]
;;何も言わず抱きしめてやった。[np]

*page240|
Kanon's body trembled slightly, and she entrusted herself to me.[np]
;;花音はぴくりと体を震わせて、あとはうなだれるように体を預けてきた。[np]

*page241|
Christmas Eve, huh...?[np]
;;クリスマスか……。[np]

*page242|
With Kanon at my side, with my hands on her skin... I begin to look forward to a day which I only have bad memories of.[np]
;;花音といっしょなら……触れ合っていると、嫌な記憶しかない行事が、初めて楽しみに思えてきた。[np]
;;What?
;;This is a pretty terrible sentence, but it's at least accurate. The "event" is Christmas, which he has bad memories of but when he embraces Kanon, ("If it's with Kanon...") he begins to look forward to it.
;;hopefully fixed a bit ^.^ - pondr

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