Koori no Mamono no Monogatari by Shiho Sugiura
Translations by Sumeragi, March 2002

Legend
words - thoughts/unspoken
(name) - someone else speaking in person's thoughts
<words> - actions
[words] - side dialogue in small print
[arrow - words] - an author's comment arrow at speaker
{words} - my comments

Volume 1, pp 98 - 146

Pg 98

<Just a reminder that Blood and Wild are still at Wild's place while Ishuca is in a cave looking for jewels>

Blood
(Wild) Without any powers, Ishuca would hinder you!
(Wild) If you value your life
(Wild) Get rid of him now!!

Perhaps he is useless

Pg 99

Ishuca
…uh---n…
It was a pretty intimidating barrier…
Was it okay to enter so easily?
[It's a barrier to prevent demons from entering…]
Considering the purpose of the barrier, then…

Pg 100

Ishuca
Then I'm probably not a demon
But I'm not human either…
I haven't a pulse, but I can move around [Uh---n…]
Well, that's fine
Since I could enter
…now then
Where are those "powerful jewels" Wild-san was talking about
Also, what could be on this main path…
[Arrow - Thinking scary things]
Probably since they are jewels
I think they would shine
[Arrow - cheap]
Ah, but
What should I do if they are raw ore or crystal
[I couldn't find them!!]
[That's stupid!!]

Pg 101

Ishuca
Bu…
But even so
No matter what, I have to look
I need to get power!!
…If I don't, I
I wouldn't have any usefulness
I came to be food for Blood
But as a zombie, I don't have a Seiki, so I can't be food for demons
I didn't know that…
Blood didn't know either!
Probably! [He wouldn't have brought my otherwise, right]

Pg 102

Ishuca
More so, I haven't jewels, power, money, or anything
Uh…am I really worth nothing?
I'm useless to Blood
I don't want to be, but
…Perhaps
In this way
If I'm not useful to him somehow
---Blood will notice it
Surely, he'll leave by himself

Pg 103

Ishuca
He'd be fine by himself
Demons live a long time
Ah, I wonder how old he is
I still haven't heard
Of course, we've only been together a short while…
I wonder if he has a birthday
I'll try to ask him next time

"Next time"
…together…
It would be nice to be needed…

Pg 104

<Ishuca finds a clump of jewels>

Ishuca
Ah!!
They're here!!
Ye…
Yes---
Wow, pretty
…Now
I shouldn't be greedy
Just one since they are large enough that one could fit in my pocket
[Arrow - grandmother's boy]

Pg 105

Ishuca
Great, with this
I can be useful again!!

Ah---thank goodness
I found them…
[I'll take a little breather]
With this stone
I can be useful with him
With this, it'll be okay
Uhn
Ah, but I don’t know how to absorb power from a jewel
[This isn't the place to take a break]
I'll hurry back

Pg 106

<Meanwhile>

Wild

Since before, he's been quiet

Rapunzel
Wild!

Pg 107

Wild
What is it?

Rapunzel
[Sorry for interrupting]
Well…Here, Ishuca-san
He left this…it seems he left… [what should we do]

<Rapunzel hands over the note Ishuca left>

Wild
[Hn] I see [he left the room] Yes

Blood
…What did he do

Wild
[Hn?]
Here…

Letter
To Blood
I went to a cave for a bit
Please go back to the inn without me
Ishuca

Blood
!

Wild
…Where is he going? That kid…
["PS, the cake was delicious Rapunzel. Thanks!"]
[But I'm the one who made it]

<Blood starts walking away>

Blood
I'm going out for a bit to get him back

Wild
O-oh…

Pg 108

<Wild grabs Blood's shirt to stop him, earning himself a glare from the blonde demon>

Wild
Ah, hey, wait Blood!!
That isn't it!!
[What's with that look]
Did you listen to me talking!?
Haven't I told you to get rid of him!
[I even bothered talking about it]
Why are you going to solely get him back!

Blood
"Why"…
…Why is it?
Why should I get him back

Wild
He has no powers, right!?

Pg 109

Blood
…I knew that even if you didn't say it
Truly
He has nothing

Wild
If you knew that
[Get rid of him]

Blood

…"Knew that"?
I
---knew that?
…Of course
I knew that since long ago
From the beginning
I must have known even when I saved him

Pg 110

Blood
I knew while bringing him back to life
…Of course…
From the beginning
There wasn't anything I wanted
Looking back, I wasn't expecting anything
Except
I
With him---…

Pg 111

<Odd noises suddenly start>

Blood & Wild
?

Blood
What? That noise…

Wild
Shi

Blood
…It's voices. Can you pick it up?

Wild
Of course [who do you think you're talking to]

Voices
… …can't
As for us
Demons
can't enter

Pg 112-113

Voices
A human went into the cave
Take the jewel
Come
Very soon
Everyone
Come
To steal the jewel
The human
Will come out
Eat it
Let's eat it
With our fingers, claws
Even if he has nothing, it'll be fine

Blood
(Demons)
"Human"
(Letter) "I'm going to a cave"

Wild
Just look
In the end, he's a burden
[What great timing]
It's hopeless. A large number of them will gather
Shouldn't you just stay out of it this time…

Pg 115

<Blood grabs a sword from a display on the wall and runs outside>

Pg 116

Wild
Bl…
Blood!?
Don't you realize how many of them there will be!? Hey!!
Blood!!

Pg 117

<As he runs through the forest towards the cave, Blood slices some minor (aka non-human looking) demons to pieces>

Pg 118

Demons
Very soon
Very soon, the human will come out
Come out with the jewel
Hurry
Hurry, eat it

Pg 119

Demons
What's with you, bastard!!
The human
The jewel
Take it…

Blood
Little by little, I understand
Why I brought him back to life

Pg 120

Blood
It's so obvious
Why didn't I notice it before
…No
I did notice…it
I

Pg 121

Blood
I didn't want to see it
Even for a demon
I began to live for someone else's sake
…Looking back at it
Even though he had nothing
It didn't matter

Pg 122

Blood
Because I fell in love with the kid
!

Pg 123

Blood
(Wild) He has no powers
(Wild) He has no value!
I knew that since long ago
Even so, I didn't want him to die

Demon
What's with you
What are you doing here out of the blue
Are you looking for that human who's here
Do you intend to get it for only yourself

Blood
…Shut up
I just didn't want him to die
So I brought him back to life

Pg 124

Blood
…Get out of my way, bastards!!
Are you trying to die for a second time!!

Pg 125

<Out of breath, Blood makes it to the sealed cave, but Ishuca can't be seen>

Blood
…Did I make it…in time?
Che… [even so] How many were there
[Damn, such a large number of fools]
It's quiet
…could it be
That he was already taken
!!

Pg 126

<Ishuca comes outside of the barrier>

Ishuca
Blood!
[What is it?]
[Arrow - repairing the barrier strings]
Did you come to wait for me here?

Blood
…What'd you know…
…Idiot [Who'd make the trouble for you]
I just went…for a little walk
…He's unharmed…

Pg 127

Ishuca
Wh…Why are you tired [Why'd you take a little walk]

Blood
It's nothing

Ishuca
And that sword?
[Why would you have that]

Blood
Don't worry about it. Let's go back

Ishuca
Uhn
…Though he didn't come to wait for me
Because he said let's go back together
It makes me kind of happy
…It's okay
With this jewel
I can be useful with him

Pg 128

<A stone snake demon appears from the ground an wraps around Ishuca who had taken out the jewel from his pocket>

Blood
!!
I…

Pg 129

Blood
Ishuca!!

Ishuca
Blood
What is this

Blood
!
That stone!!
That's what it is targeting

Ishuca
Eh, hold it
[Why is it coiling]
Blood [What should I do]

Blood
It's because he is holding onto it

Pg 130

Blood
Ishuca!! Throw away the stone

Ishuca
!?
Eh…
The stone!?

Blood
Hurry and toss it…

Ishuca
I can't!!

Pg 131

Ishuca
I'm sorry!! I can't do that!!

Blood
!? What are you saying? Toss it!!
In this way, I can't risk attacking
The demon senses the stone, and Ishuca won't let go
Hurry and toss it!!

Ishuca
…I can't get rid of it…
Because
Blood

Pg 132

Ishuca
…I
Without this stone, I'd be really useless

Blood
!

Ishuca
I came as Blood's food, but I can't be eaten
If this continues, I
I will really have no value

Pg 133

Ishuca
I have no value as food, no money, no jewels, no power. I have nothing
If so
If so, Blood will
Isn't it probable he wouldn't need me---?

Blood
It's fine!!

Pg 134

Blood
I need you, so it's fine!!

Ishuca
… …eh?

Pg 135

<A-aw, Blood has a slight blush>

Blood
…Even…without…that thing…it's fine
…Ishuca

Ishuca
(Blood) I need you

Pg 136

<As he reaches out for Blood's hand, Ishuca drops the stone>

Pg 137

Demon
The jewel!!
The jewel is

Pg 138-139

<With Ishuca in his arms, Blood kills the demon>

Pg 140

<Afterwards, they sit on the ground, Blood still holding Ishuca for a moment>

Blood
Hey, are you okay?

Ishuca
Uhn…I'm okay [But that was scary]

Blood
…Say, did you want that stone?

Ishuca
Eh?
…I wanted it, but…
(Blood) I

Pg 141

Ishuca
(Blood) I need you, so it's okay
---I lost my worries
Since that made me happy
It's fine now
Huh? Speaking of which, the jewel is?

Blood
Hn? [A-ah…] When I cut the thing, it flew into the cave…
…Wha
What's that barrier
Demons aside
…Humans shouldn't be able to enter either? [such a thing]

Pg 142

Blood
…How could he enter!?

Ishuca
Uh---n
But I really have no powers
[Ow] Ah, a scratch [When did I cut myself]
…It'd be nice if I could heal wounds

<He says while licking the cut>

Ishuca
…It healed
How
[Is it a joke]
[Look, it's pretty]

Blood
[You're rather calm]
"How," you ask…

Pg 143

Blood
---What's the meaning of this!?

<Back at the house, Wild is checking on Blood through a crystal ball>

Wild
Ka---…
[What's with him, worrying over that kid]
Blood is being all lovey-dovey… [no way]
If you loved him, why didn't you say so from the beginning… [I told you so…]
Yeesh, it's practically first love
Ah, enough, I feel like an idiot for giving so much advice
[Like an idiot, I'm resigned as the bad guy]
After tossing the jewel
…It's foolish [too wasteful]

Pg 144

Wild
So that's your jewel
Well, be sure to protect it

<As they walk back, Ishuca is randomly licking things…wow, that sounds bad>

Ishuca

Blood!
I can heal scars, too---
[Look, look, it's cool]

Blood
He worries me a bit
…Anyhow

Pg 145

Blood
He was brought back to life by me with the "Tear Jewel"
…He lives only on the "power" of the jewel

Ishuca Contents Chart (conjecture) {note - percentage is my eyeballing the pie chart}
Body - 5%
Insensibility - 7%
Airheadedness - 10%
Scary Things Known - 10%
Power of the Jewel - 68%

Blood
…Is it the fault of that
?
[That way he could easily enter the barrier]

Ishuca
[Ya---y]
I don't really understand how, but
This makes me a little bit useful [ah, thank goodness]
From now on,
If we get wounded, it's okay!

Blood
!

Pg 146

Blood
…That means you'll lick me? During our travels

Ishuca
Uhn!!
… …Eh?

<Blood is smiling at this one as poor Ishuca just realizes what he said>

Blood
Well then…
Starting tomorrow, we'll go look for jewels!
[Arrow - strange look]
[It'll be pretty dangerous getting stones]

Ishuca
Ah…wait….Blood… [hold on…]
What are you saying?
[Blood---]

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