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@mface name=tubaki_a_si_09_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2462]“Kyousuke-kun?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2462]“京介くんっ?”[np]

Tsubaki shook my shoulders.[np]

A groan escaped my lips as I slowly sat up.[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_si_03_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2463]“What's wrong? You look like you had a nightmare.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2463]“どうしたの? うなされてたみたいだけど?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“...Why am I here?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なんでおれ、こんなところに?”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_si_09b_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2464]“Excuse me?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2464]“え?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Why am I in this rundown shack...? I should be in my penthouse...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“こんな、みすぼらしい家に……おれは、高級マンションに住んで……”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_si_00_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2465]“Hehe, you're not awake yet, are you?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2465]“ふふっ、寝ぼけてるのかな?”[np]

My eyes focused on Tsubaki's face.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“...Right, sorry. Good morning. Did I say something insulting just now?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“……ああ、すまん。おはよう。なんか気まずいこと言ったか?”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_si_04_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2466]“I'm sorry I live in a run-down shack.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2466]“みすぼらしくて、ごめんねっ”[np]

Tsubaki seemed to be happy, as she still had a smile on her face.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“...Sorry. What should we do today?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“今日は、どうする?”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_b_si_01_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2467]“Hmm, wanna go out?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2467]“ん? 遊んでもらえるのかな?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Okay...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ああ……”[np]

I have to think of a way to convince her to move.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Do you want to go for a walk?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“出かけないか?”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2468]“Sure, let's go after everyone's done eating.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2468]“じゃあ、みんなでご飯食べてからだねっ”[np]

;背景 椿姫の家 外観 昼
@wait time=2000
@bg storage=bg_19a rule=rule_d_l time=500
@bgm storage=bgm_02

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_s
@chr l=hiroaki_a_03_s
[nm t="広明" s=hir_7172]“Hey, can I come too?”[np]
;;[nm t="広明" s=hir_7172]“ねえ、ボクもついていっちゃダメ?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Nope. But we'll bring you a present when we get back.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ダメだ。おみやげ買ってきてあげるから”[np]

@chr l=hiroaki_a_06_s
@chr_jump pos=l
[nm t="広明" s=hir_7173]“Really? Hurray~!”[np]
;;[nm t="広明" s=hir_7173]“ホント? やったー”[np]

Being kind to Hiroaki is a prerequisite to any plan involving the Miwas.[np]

[nm t="広明" s=hir_7174]“Then I want a game, a game!”[np]
;;[nm t="広明" s=hir_7174]“ボクね、ゲーム、ゲームほしいよー”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Cool, got it.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“おう、わかった”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_06_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2469]“Kyousuke-kun, you don't have to. Hiroaki, don't bug him about these things.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2469]“京介くん、いいんだよ? 広明もあんまりせがまないのっ”[np]

After that, we left her complaining brother, and made our way toward the streets.[np]

;背景 繁華街1
@black rule=rule_i_l time=1000
@wait time=1000
@bg storage=bg_09a rule=rule_i_l time=1000

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
Being a day off, Central Boulevard was packed to the brim with couples.[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2470]“Is this really okay? Aren't you busy?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2470]“本当に良かったの? 忙しくない?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Don't worry about it. All I want to hear from you right now is a hint as to what you'd like.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“気にするなって。それより、なんか買ってやろうか?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2471]“Huh?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2471]“え?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“We've been going out for ten days now, so I want to get you something for commemoration.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“お前とつき合って十日くらいになるし、記念的な意味で”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2472]“Th-thank you...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2472]“あ、ありがとう……”[np]

She made a face.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_23c_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2473]“But... a-are you sure?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2473]“でも、い、いいのかな?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“What? Isn't it normal to give gifts to your girlfriend?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なにが? 別に、プレゼントなんて普通だろ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_23_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2474]“Oh, is it? I wouldn't know, I've never gone out with anyone before.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2474]“そうなの? わたし、男の人とつきあうの初めてだから”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Like I said, don't worry about it. What do you want?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“気にするなよ。なにがいい?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_23c_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2475]“Um...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2475]“えっと……”[np]

Tsubaki was nonplussed.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Anything is fine.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なんでもいいぞ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_23b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2476]“Then, how about a hoopla set...?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2476]“じゃあ、輪投げセットとか……?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“What kind of hoopla set?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なんの輪投げ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_01_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2477]“What kind? Just a hoopla set. The kind in party games.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2477]“なんのっていうか、輪投げセット。パーティゲームみたいなの”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“…………”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_23_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2478]“W-was that a bad choice?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2478]“だ、ダメかな?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“No no no... but why do you want something like that?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“いやいやいや……なんでそういうのを欲しがるんだ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_01_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2479]“I always thought, um... it might be fun playing that game with everyone.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2479]“家族みんなで遊べて楽しそうだなって……ずっと思ってたの”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Haaah.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ふーん”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2480]“I-I've wanted one ever since I was small, you know?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2480]“こ、子供のころから欲しかったんだよ?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Ah, yeah...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“あ、うん……”[np]

I really don't know what to say...[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Um... I think the gifts a guy usually gets for his girlfriend are more like purses, or necklaces, or watches... you know, things like that.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“えっとな……なんだろ、普通、もっとあるだろ。財布とか、ネックレスとか、時計とか……”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_b_sic_18_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2481]“Is that so?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2481]“そうなの?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Isn't this supposed to be a gift especially for you? If we get something for everyone to enjoy...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“お前へのプレゼントなわけだろ? みんなで楽しいものを買うってのは……”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_08b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2482]“So it was a bad choice, after all?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2482]“ダメなのかな?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“I'm not saying I won't get it for you...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ダメってことはないか……”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2483]“I think it would make Mom, Dad, Hiroaki... the whole family happy.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2483]“お父さんもお母さんも広明も、みんなうれしいと思うよ?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Hmm... I guess what I'm trying to say is that you should think of something more for yourself... oh, here's a better way to put it: normally, a gift with meaning should be something that makes you, specifically, happy...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“だからよー、もっと個人的なものが……なんというか、お前だけがうれしいものが、普通というか、一般的にプレゼントとしてベターなもので……”[np]

Something tells me this is only going to get more and more confusing.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_04_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2484]“If everyone's happy, then I'm happy.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2484]“みんなうれしいと、わたしもうれしいよ?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“I saw that one coming. You know, this whole ‘sweet as sugar’ thing is getting to be pretty questionable...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“出たよ、うさんくせえ発言が……”[np]
;;A word that's used several times to describe Tsubaki's super honest attitude. It's close to meaning shady or suspicious, as in, it's hard to trust it(meant to indicate that it seems ‘too good to be true') but I could never think of a good word for it. None of those examples really clicked in English for me. I think "obscure" takes the award for most "what?" translation of it so far though. If you do think of a good equivalent though, using it in those past instances couldn't hurt either, keeping the consistency rolling between both versions is a good thing when it's possible.
;;couldn't do it v.v - pondr
;;yeah, probably needs to be changed. It's not that you really think it's an act or anything, or even come close to that, given the delivery. it's just... an adjective to describe it... hard to explain. I mean I know it's phrased here as kind of a joke but... it's not really the direction the joke should go... I mean, er... Anyway, if you can't come up with a good way to put it, it would be better to shift the focus of the line to that of ‘Whelp, Tsubaki's spouting her patented shit again' rather than describing the nature of that patented shit.
;;maybe? - pondr

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2485]“Huh?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2485]“え?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“I get it, let's go to the department store.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“わかったよ。デパート行くぞ”[np]

Now that I think about it, will they even carry hoopla sets?[np]

@black rule=rule_j_r time=1000
@wait time=2000
@bg storage=bg_09a rule=rule_j_r time=1000

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
Two hours later.[np]

It's just as I suspected. No matter how many stores we checked, not a single one had the product we were looking for...[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_08b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2486]“Too bad, I guess it can't be helped.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2486]“残念だけど、しょうがないね”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Of course, we wouldn't still be looking if you had wanted something better.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“だいたいなあ、普通はもっといいもんもらいたがるもんだよ”[np]
;;line seemed a bit snarky. decided to go with it. - pondr

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2487]“Better?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2487]“いいもの?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Something expensive. Girls are supposed to flaunt their Christmas presents to each other to show off how much they're loved.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“例えば値段の高いもんだよ。クリスマスになにもらったかで、自分がどれだけ愛されてるかを確かめたり、それを他の女友達に話して比べてみたりと……なんだ、そういうもんだ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2488]“You sure know a lot...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2488]“詳しいね……”[np]

No, Babe, that's not what it is...[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_08_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2489]“Kyousuke-kun, do you give a lot of gifts to people?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2489]“京介くんは、け、けっこう贈り物してたのかな?”[np]

She asked gingerly.[np]

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

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_14b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2490]“I-I guess what I'm asking is, did you go out with a lot of girls before me?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2490]“だ、だから、いままで、けっこうな人とつきあってたのかな?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“...Oh? I was wondering if you cared about things like that.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“……なんだよ、そういうのはちゃんと気になるんだな”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_14_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2491]“Of course I do.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2491]“うん、もちろんだよ”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“...I'm a bit relieved, honestly.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ちょっと安心したわ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_12_b
Surprise furrowed Tsubaki's brow.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Let's grab some lunch.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“んじゃ、昼飯でも食うぞ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2492]“Ah... you never answered me properly.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2492]“あ……ちゃんと答えてもらってないよー”[np]



@black rule=rule_u_s time=1000
@wait time=2000
@bg storage=bg_09a rule=rule_u_s time=1000

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
Tsubaki resembled a child as we walked along the streets. She got excited about every little thing.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2493]“Ah! Look, look, that light takes so long to turn green!”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2493]“あ、見てみて、あの信号って、青になるのにすっごい時間差あるんだね”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Modern traffic lights are really intelligent. I hear they calculate relative traffic volumes and change the timing accordingly.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“最近の信号は、ぜんぶ、頭がいいらしいぞ。なんでも交通量を計算して、ちょっとずつ点灯の時間をずらしてるらしい”[np]
;;there's a little guy that lives inside of them

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2494]“Eh~, that's amazing~!”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2494]“へー、すごいなー”[np]

Some time later, we stopped at a street-side stall selling accessories.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_23_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2495]“Kyousuke-kun, these watches are so much cheaper than the ones at the department store...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2495]“ねえ、京介くん。ブランドの時計が、すっごい安い値段で売ってるよ?”[np]

I whispered into her ear.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“They're all fakes. Don't be fooled into buying them.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ぜんぶニセモノだ。間違って買うなよ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_sic_19_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2496]“Huh? Fakes? Why would anyone sell something like that? That's just too cruel.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2496]“え? ニセモノ? どうしてそんなもの売るの? ひどいよ?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“It's not cruel. The customers buying them usually know they're fakes when they buy them.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ひどくはない。買う客は、たいていバッタもんだとわかってて買う”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_03_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2497]“But some people will be tricked. This is bad. It's fraud.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2497]“でも、騙される人もいるよね? それは悪いことだよ。詐欺だよ”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“I don't know whether or not this is bad, but the stall owner isn't trying to trick us. At least, he's not trying to sell fakes as the real thing, so it's not really fraud.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“悪いことかどうかは知らんが、お店の人は別に、おれたちを騙すつもりなんてない。少なくともそういうつもりで売っていると言う。だから詐欺にはとられない”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_03b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2498]“Hmm, that's really complicated...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2498]“ん、なんか難しいね……”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Anyway, if you don't see anything you particularly like, you should avoid buying anything. Although to avoid a misunderstanding, I should point out that sometimes they do have the real deal. You might come across a great deal on a beautiful handmade necklace or something.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“まあ、とくに気に入ったものがなければ、買うな。でも、誤解がないように言うけど、なかには本物もあったり、手製のすげえオシャレなネックレスとか掘り出し物もあるんだからな”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2499]“Eh, I didn't know that...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2499]“へー、知らなかったなー”[np]


@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
As we wandered casually along the streets near the shopping center, Tsubaki stopped again. This time, we found ourselves situated before a group that was addressing the street.[np]

Every member was wearing pure white clothes, handing pamphlets to passersby.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Hey, Tsubaki, we're going.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“おい、椿姫、行くぞ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2500]“Ah, sure, sure... but Kyousuke-kun, aren't you interested in these kinds of things?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2500]“あ、うんうん……こういうの、ちょっと気になるよね?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Not in the least.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ならない”[np]

Giving it a quick listen, the sermon was about scandals related to political and economic figures.[np]

Supposedly, there are too many people obstructing their salvation.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_07b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2501]“If only everyone could be equal.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2501]“みんなが平等になれたら、いいよね”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Yes, if only.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうだな。いいな”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_07_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2502]“If only everyone could be happy.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2502]“みんな楽しいのが一番だよね”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Yeah, that would be wonderful.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうだな。一番だな”[np]

Losing what remained of my interest, I left hastily.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Looks like you get brainwashed too easily.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“お前って、洗脳されやすそうだよなー”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2503]“Huh?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2503]“んー?”[np]



;背景 繁華街2 昼
@black rule=rule_h_b time=1000
@wait time=1000
@bg storage=bg_10a rule=rule_h_b time=1000

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
[nm t="京介"]“Yes. Then, excuse me...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“はい、では、失礼します……”[np]

It's noon, and I'm being rushed by continuous phone calls.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Phew, sorry. This is just like last time, isn't it?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ふう、すまんな。前もこんな感じだったよな?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_04_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2504]“It's fine, it's fine.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2504]“いいよいいよ”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Since we're going out, please try to put up with it...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“まあ、おれとつき合う以上、我慢してくれ……”[np]

;SE 携帯
@se storage=se_19 loop=true

Mid-sigh, another call came.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Sorry...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“すまん……”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_04b_b
Tsubaki held out her hand in a ‘go ahead’ pose.[np]


[nm t="京介"]“Ah, hey. What's up, Miki-chan...? Yeah...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“あー、もしもし、ミキちゃんか……うん……”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2505]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2505]“…………”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Hahaha, great job! You're a great help... right, right... then what?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ははあ、やるじゃないの、すごい助かるわ……うんうん、それで?”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2506]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2506]“…………”[np]

I kept on chatting about meaningless stuff with Miki-chan.[np]

When the call ended, Tsubaki asked me politely,[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_08b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2507]“Uh, um... who was that?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2507]“え、えっと、誰なのかな?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“An acquaintance from work.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“仕事仲間だよ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2508]“Right... I mean, of course. Since you said Miki-chan, though, I was wondering who it was... is it a girl?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2508]“そっか……そうだよね。ミキちゃんって呼んでるから、誰かなって思って……女の人だよね?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Haha, don't worry about that.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“はは、気にするなっての”[np]

The next call came when we'd gone downtown, thinking of eating at a Western restaurant.[np]
;;original is thinking of eating some youkan but inconsequential, just pointing out. While I'm at it, I noticed Central District is translated as downtown in this project. Which I find kind of weird since the game divides the city into 5 districts and the Central District isn't referred to by its name while all the other districts are. The occurrence of downtown here though is a regular use of downtown(not Central District) which kind of hit me with the fact that calling a proper area simply by the name of "downtown" might have some weird ramifications.
;;Using downtown is because we can't get around "central street/boulevard" because it's in katakana, but saying central street in the central district sounds like shit. And I can't think of another word for central district besides downtown. - pondr

When I noticed the caller, my mood suddenly became heavier.[np]


[nm t="京介"]“Hello, what is it?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“はい、もしもし、どうしたの?”[np]

How many times will I have to set Tsubaki aside...?[np]

This looks like it's going to be another long one.[np]

I apologized to Tsubaki with pleading eyes once more.[np]

@black rule=rule_v_s time=1000
@wait time=1000
@bg storage=bg_10a rule=rule_v_s time=1000

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_s


[nm t="京介"]“I already told you, I understand... yes.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“だから、それはもうわかったよ……うん”[np]

I'm starting to feel exhausted.[np]

I casually hold the cell phone with one hand while I trudge up and down the street.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_06_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2509]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2509]“…………”[np]

Tsubaki seems to feel that something is out of place. She's been staring at me for a while now.[np]

I have to pick a good time and end the call...[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Then... uhh...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“それじゃ……えっと……”[np]

@se storage=se_31
@quake sx=10 xy=5 xcnt=3 ycnt=1 time=300 fade=true
[nm t="京介"]“!”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“っ!”[np]

A dull impact to my shoulder.[np]

My restless pacing has managed to crash me right into a pedestrian.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_09_s
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2510]“Kyousuke-kun, your cell phone...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2510]“京介くん、携帯……”[np]

The phone had slipped out of my hand, and landed near Tsubaki's feet.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_00_b
She picked it up.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Ah...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“あ……”[np]

Tsubaki didn't have any bad intentions.[np]

...But she couldn't help but hear the screams of anger coming from the receiver.[np]

@bgm storage=bgm_11
@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_13c_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2511]“...Eh!?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2511]“……っ!?”[np]

Tsubaki froze.[np]

[nm t="母" s=hah_7014]“Hey, why aren't you here, with me!? Hey, when are you coming back!? Answer me, ANSWER ME!!!”[np]
;;[nm t="母" s=hah_7014]“ねえ、どうしてわたしのそばにいないの! ねえ、いったいいつになったら帰ってくるの!? ねえ、ねえ、ねえねええええ!!!”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2512]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2512]“…………”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“…………”[np]

Even though I've grown accustomed to hearing this insane voice of pure hysteria, it must have come as a shock to Tsubaki.[np]

Terrified, Tsubaki passed the phone back to me.[np]

[nm t="母" s=hah_7015]“Too much, this is too much! Don't, don't leave me here like this! Do you hate me? Do you? DO YOU HATE ME?”[np]
;;[nm t="母" s=hah_7015]“ひどい、ひどいわよっ! あんまりよっ、ねえっ、ひと、ひとりにしないでよっ、ねえっ、嫌い? 嫌いなのっ? わたしが嫌いなのっ?”[np]
;;Man, I didn't really give much thought to it when I was playing this game for the first time but man... Kyousuke's mom is like, the most tragic character in the entire work by miles, god X_X Granted, this is like, one of the only scenes I remember vividly from Tsubaki's branch.

A woman's voice...[np]

...One always full of resentment and sadness.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_13_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2513]“Wh-who is that, that woman...?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2513]“だ、誰、その女の人……?”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2514]“Sh-she's so scary... Kyousuke-kun, just who is she...?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2514]“こ、怖いよ……京介くん、いったい誰なの……?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_12_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2515]“Th-, that couldn't possibly be one of your friends, could it?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2515]“ひょ、ひょっとして、京介くんのお友達なのかな?”[np]

No, she's not a friend.[np]

Tsubaki must be so scared that she's panicking.[np]

I can't blame her.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_sic_08_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2516]“Uh, um... is she a girl you used to date, or something?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2516]“え、えっと、前につきあっていた、か、彼女さんとか?”[np]

I immediately hung up.[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2517]“I, uh, I don't mind. After all, you're really handsome, and really popular with girls, so, uh... no matter what happened, I don't mind at all.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2517]“わ、わたし、それでもいいよ? 京介くん、かっこいいから、もてたんだろうし、昔、どんなことあったとしても、いいよ?”[np]

Looks like she thinks that I have a vengeful ex.[np]

In order to calm Tsubaki down, I pressed her against a wall.[np]


@bgm storage=bgm_11
;;Alright folks, most people will hold issue with this. If you take note, the bgm is started above (line 165) and then immediately silenced. I figured this wasn't supposed to last for the whole scene, so I said screw it, I'm putting it here. This is the best place to start it I think, because indeed much of the above has better effect without music. However, the scene below matches bgm_11 QUITE WELL. - pondr

@ev storage=ev_tubaki_02 time=500

[nm t="京介"]“Don't make such a fuss, it's not like that at all.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“騒ぐな、そんなんじゃない”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_sic_13c_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2518]“Huh...?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2518]“え……”[np]

My threatening glare made Tsubaki even more tense.[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_sic_13_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2519]“B-but aren't you afraid? She seemed almost out of her mind.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2519]“だ、だって、すごい怖いよ? 正気じゃないみたい”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Out of her mind...!?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“正気じゃないだと……!?”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_c_sic_21_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2520]“Ah...!?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2520]“ひっ……!?”[np]

All my strength, with nowhere else to go, concentrated in my arm.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Sorry.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“悪い”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_c_sic_22_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2521]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2521]“…………”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“That was Mom.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“母さんだ”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_sic_13_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2522]“Huh?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2522]“え?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“I said that was my mother.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“おれのお母さんなんだ”[np]

Tsubaki was dumbfounded.[np]

Her face screamed disbelief.[np]

A person who grew up in such a happy environment could never believe that such a mother exists in this world.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Mom went through a lot, so she's... just a bit more talkative than she used to be, that's all.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“母さんは、いろいろあって、少し……そう、ほんの少しだけ口が多くなった。それだけのことだ”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_sic_13b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2523]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2523]“…………”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“She's a bit lonely, I suppose. I'm with my foster father and living far away from her. She's just a bit tired, okay?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“少し、寂しいだけなんだ。おれがいまの養父に従って、離れて暮らすことになったから。少し、疲れているだけなんだ”[np]

It's all my fault.[np]

Mom was reduced to this because I was poor and weak.[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_sic_12_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2524]“Kyousuke-kun...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2524]“京介くん……”[np]

At that precise moment...[np]

...I suddenly woke up.[np]

A breath escaped my lips, like waking up from a nightmare.[np]

――What am I doing?[np]

Tsubaki's eyes...[np]

I've felt that stare many times before.[np]

That stare riddled with obnoxious, worthless affection――sympathy.[np]

@mface name=tubaki_b_sic_03b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2525]“S-sorry, I didn't know...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2525]“ご、ごめんね、知らなくて……”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Yeah. I didn't mention it. It couldn't be helped.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうだな。言ってなかったもんな。無理もない”[np]

The words that slipped out of my mouth harshly contradicted the raging emotions inside my heart.[np]

In the depths of my being, ugly and distorted darkness moved restlessly, accumulating, gathering.[np]

The truth is, it was a shock to me.[np]

I didn't want Tsubaki to know.[np]

I had believed that even if she did find out, Tsubaki――that kind Tsubaki――would not pity me. My belief in her was something purely of my own creation, and thus, the betrayal I felt at having my expectations violated was no different.[np]
;;This doesn't work well either but I gave up. Fuck 勝手に. Fuck 勝手に in the ass.
;;betrayed so hard it was a betrayal = no good ~Newbie

It's quite childish, I know, but Tsubaki isn't much better.[np]

In the end, even though Tsubaki says she wants the whole world to be happy, when it comes to a person like me, she has no idea what she should do.[np]

There's no way she could possibly understand. Pity is the one thing we do not want.[np]

‘The best cure for our pitiful hearts is the superiority one feels when one has money and power,’ shouldn't I be telling her that?[np]

@mface name=tubaki_b_sic_03_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2526]“I, I'm so sorry... Kyousuke-kun, please don't be so sad.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2526]“ごめん、ごめんね……京介くん。そんな悲しそうな顔しないで”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“......”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“…………”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_c_sic_03b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2527]“I just, I don't know what I should say in a situation like this...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2527]“えっと、なんて言っていいのかわからなくて……”[np]

Tsubaki didn't know what to do. She hesitated for a while, blinked a few times, and finally thought of what she wanted to say.[np]

@mface name=tubaki_c_sic_03_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2528]“Oh yeah, um, despite all that, I'm still at your side, right Kyousuke-kun? Even if I'm not of much use, my whole family is with you... everyone is at your side.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2528]“うん、それでも、わたしがいるよ? 何の役にも立てないかもしれないけれど、わたしも、わたしのお父さんもお母さんも弟たちも、みんなみんな、京介くんの味方だよ?”[np]

Every panicky sentence, every word, provoked the nerves in my ears.[np]

All the feelings I held for Tsubaki until now, like a flipped card, suddenly faced a different direction.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Right... thank you.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうか……ありがとう”[np]

I gently lowered my head.[np]

Hundreds of times, thousands of times, I've forced myself to bow to others. But this time, for some reason, is unbelievably vivid in my memory.[np]

@black time=2000

Slowly, Tsubaki cradled my head with her hands.[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_sic_07b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2529]“Kyousuke-kun, I love you...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2529]“京介くん、好きだよ……”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“...I love you too.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ああ……おれもだ”[np]

There's no question that I've fallen for her.[np]

Tsubaki has filled my heart.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“And you're not useless...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“椿姫が役に立たないなんてことないよ……”[np]

@mface name=tubaki_a_sic_14b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2530]“Really? I'm happy to hear that.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2530]“そうかな? そう言ってもらえるとうれしいよ”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Yeah...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ああ……”[np]

Hidden by my bangs, I closed my eyes. I've decided...[np]

...I'll let you be of use to me.[np]

;背景 主人公自室 夜
@wait time=2000
@bg storage=bg_01c1100 rule=rule_a_l time=1000

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_00_b


Wandering through the Central District until nightfall, I brought Tsubaki to my apartment.[np]

She had originally wanted to go home, but obediently agreed to stay after I asked her.[np]

The moment I took off my jacket, I pulled her into my embrace.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_c_si_23d_b
Tsubaki was surprised, and her body stiffened, but that was only for a moment.[np]

She immediately started making fawning noises and leaned toward me, without a scintilla of doubt.[np]

@call storage="gth2.ks"




;背景 主人公自室 夜
@wait time=1000
@bg storage=bg_01c1100 rule=rule_l_inout time=1000
@bgm storage=bgm_10

After we were finished, I whispered into Tsubaki's ear.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“That was sudden. Were you scared?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“急にしたから、驚いたか?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_14b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2531]“Not really... well, just a bit...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2531]“ううん、ちょっとね……”[np]

Her cheek was red from embarrassment, but her expression was relaxed.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“You didn't dislike it, though, right?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“でも、嫌じゃなかったよな?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_14_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2532]“...I trust you. Anything you do is okay.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2532]“……京介くんになら、なにされてもいいよ?”[np]

Without thinking twice, she threw out a proclamation that made my neck itch.[np]

The obedient Tsubaki...[np]

I don't know why, but she fell for me.[np]

The only reason she can follow me and spill out her heart like this must be that she only saw the ‘school’ me.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“There's a question I want to ask you...”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ちょっと、聞きたいんだけどな……”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2533]“What is it?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2533]“なにかな?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“After everything, did you end up contacting the police?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“あれから、警察に連絡とかしてないよな?”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2534]“The police? Are you talking about the kidnapping incident?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2534]“警察に? 誘拐のこと?”[np]

I nodded.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_12_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2535]“No, I didn't... do you think I should? I'm a bit scared...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2535]“してないよ……やっぱりしたほうがいいかな? ちょっと怖くて……”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Will you never forgive the kidnapper?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“犯人を許せないか?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_09b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2536]“Huh?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2536]“え?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Do you hate the kidnapper?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“憎らしいか?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_06_b
Tsubaki went silent, and her eyes wandered away from me.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_06b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2538]“I don't know... to tell you the truth, I don't think he did something so unforgivable.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2538]“どうかな……正直、許せないっていうほどじゃないと思う”[np]

You're too good of a person.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“In that case, it'd be better if the police weren't involved. If the police come, there'd be a whole horde of interrogations, and your family would be unstable again. And I don't think this guy is someone who would be caught so easily, either.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“なら、よしたほうがいいな。警察が来たらいろいろと質問されて、また家が騒がしくなるし、それで犯人が挙がるとも思えないし”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2539]“Right... Dad hasn't brought it up much, either.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2539]“うん……お父さんも、とくにそのことはなんにも言わないし”[np]

Well then, let's go into the main topic now.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“If anything happens from now on, you have to remember to contact me.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“今後、なにかあったら、おれに言ってくれよ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_04b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2540]“Of course. I'd do that anyway.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2540]“もちろん、そのつもりだよ”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“You wouldn't want to bug the police with some insignificant thing, and have them dig up the kidnapping incident, would you?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“ちょっとしたことで、警察を頼ったりするとさ、誘拐事件のことまで掘り返されるかもしれない。それは嫌だろ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2541]“Insignificant thing?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2541]“ちょっとしたこと?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Yeah, for instance... well, has your father mentioned anything about calling the police recently?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“うん、まあ、たとえばの話だけどさ……最近、椿姫の親父さんが、警察呼ぶぞ、とか言ってたことなかったか?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_03_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2542]“Uh... hmm?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2542]“う……ん?”[np]

Tsubaki wrinkled her forehead.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_03b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2543]“Well, he said something about it when those people came trying to drive us out. A bunch of strangers showed up and got Dad pretty worried.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2543]“えっと、家を出てって欲しいって言われてたときかな? よく知らない人が訪ねてきてて、お父さんも迷惑してたから”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“So your father was really thinking about calling the police?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“実際、本気で警察呼ぶつもりだったのかな? 親父さんは”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_03_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2544]“I don't know, maybe...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2544]“どうだろう……”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“If he decides that's what he'll do, you have to stall long enough for me to get there.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“本気だとしたら、しばらく、よしたほうがいいんだろうな”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2545]“You're right, the kidnapper might still be watching us from somewhere. If we alert the police about every little thing, he might get angry...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2545]“そうだね、誘拐事件の犯人が、どこかでまだわたしたちを見張ってるかもしれないしね。ちょっとしたことで警察を頼ったりしたら、犯人が怒るかも……”[np]

Tsubaki suddenly became scared.[np]

I felt content for the moment.[np]

She held no suspicion over what I said.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Things are going to get busy from tomorrow on, so I might not be able to go to school.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“明日から、ちょっと忙しくて学園には行けないかもしれない”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_b_si_03b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2546]“Oh... we won't be able to see each other?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2546]“そうなんだ……会えなくなる?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“We will, I'll just come over in the evening.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“いや、夕方には、そっちに顔を出すよ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_04_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2547]“Oh, good...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2547]“うれしいな”[np]

I have to start the final preparations tomorrow.[np]

There's no time to think things over and be picky here.[np]

I'll have to use dirty, violent methods, and force them to move out.[np]

Gonzou's people will be on the outside, and I'll be on the inside.[np]

For that, I must make Tsubaki my possession.[np]

I flashed a false smile.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Oh yeah, aren't you the class representative?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そういや、お前ってクラス委員なんだっけ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2548]“What does that mean?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2548]“どうしたの急に?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Nothing, it just looks like a really tough role.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“いや、大変そうだなって”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_00_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2549]“...It's not that bad.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2549]“……そうでもないよ?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“How about you give it up?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“やめたらどうだ?”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_09_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2550]“Why?”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2550]“どうして?”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“No particular reason, just... don't you think you've wasted enough time on useless things like that?”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“いや、しなくてもいいことに時間使うだろ? いろいろと”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_03_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2551]“I guess...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2551]“うん……”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Weren't you the class representative the past couple of years, too? People usually hate the job.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“よくやるよな? みんな嫌がるだろ。ああいうの”[np]

Tsubaki just laughed.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_01_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2552]“But someone has to do it.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2552]“誰かがやらなきゃいけないことだしねっ”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Resign.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“やめろ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_12_b
I spoke sharply.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“I want you to be with me more and more from today on.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“これからは、もっとおれといっしょにいて欲しいんだ”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_14b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2553]“Ah...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2553]“あ……”[np]

Once again, she snuggled into my embrace.[np]

I think I understand how a gigolo feels.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“I need some help from you for my job, but more importantly... I want to be able to spend some quality time with you.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“仕事も手伝って欲しいし、なによりお前と遊びたいんだ”[np]

[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2554]“A-alright...”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2554]“う、うん……”[np]

Even though she's still hesitant, she smiled weakly.[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_14_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2555]“Alright, I'll stop volunteering to do the job.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2555]“なら、今度からは立候補しないよ”[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Really? Thanks, and, uh... sorry.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“そうか? ごめんな……”[np]

@chr c=tubaki_a_si_07b_b
[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2556]“It's fine. Like I said, I trust you.”[np]
;;[nm t="椿姫" s=tub_2556]“いいんだよ、京介くんがそう言うんなら”[np]

Her mouth may be saying that, but her heart must be wavering.[np]

I'll corrupt you little by little, Tsubaki.[np]

[nm t="京介"]“Okay, let's call it quits for today. I'll bring you home.”[np]
;;[nm t="京介"]“よし、じゃあ、今日はお開きにしよう。送っていくよ”[np]

Tsubaki latched onto my arms happily.[np]

@black rule=rule_e_r time=1000
@wait time=1000

The wind was quite strong as we made our way back.[np]

We walked closer than usual, and I walked her right to her doorstep.[np]

The sound of a family floated out the moment she opened the door.[np]
;;There's nothing reunion about it though. I guess it works as an analogy but I did kind of go huh for a moment.

Such things are wonderful.[np]

Isn't simply having a home and family good enough for a person to be happy?[np]

How bad can it be to move a few miles down the road?[np]

On the way back, I called a taxi, which was extremely rare for me.[np]
;;split up last line into 3. - pondr

In the backseat of the vehicle, I took out my cell.[np]

I made the necessary calls to orchestrate the harassment of Tsubaki's family tomorrow.[np]

@wait time=500
@ev storage=ev_tubaki_icatch
@wait time=4000
@wait time=500
@jump storage="gt07.ks"