Koori no Mamono no Monogatari by Shiho Sugiura
Translations by Sumeragi, April 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 2, pp 7 - 30

Pg 7

The Wound (Kiss) of Proof

Pg 8

<Last section left off with Cain thrown out the window and then realizing Blood is a demon>

Cain
He is a demon
(Priest) Though they have similar forms to humans
(Priest) They are cunning beings with fearsome powers
(Priest) Demons eat humans
…He's brought Ishuca along in order to eat him
I … [This is terrible]

Pg 9

Cain
I have to save him!!

<Back in the hotel room>

Ishuca
…Huh? Where is Cain?

Blood
He went home
[Arrow - since he threw him out the window]

Ishuca
When?

Blood
Earlier

Ishuca
[Huh]… What are you preparing for?

Blood
I'm leaving here tomorrow

Ishuca
Eh?

Blood
I'm going to the Toei cliffs [looking for jewels]

Ishuca
Ah, then I should also get some things…

Blood
You'll be fine staying here

Pg 10

Ishuca
…Eh?

Blood
For the time being, I'll pay for the hotel as well as leave you some money [don't worry]

Ishuca
Umm…but are the Toei cliffs far? [we've already gone pretty far]
Compared with staying here, going with you would be…

Blood
You can't come

Ishuca
…What… …am I?
I'm not your friend?

Pg 11

Blood
…I said so earlier. I won't be grouped with him

Ishuca
Then, what am I?
If I'm not a friend, what am I?
I kind of
Thought he was starting to like me

Blood

Ishuca
What should I do
Why is this giving me such a large shock
I

Blood
Listen…

Pg 12

<Cain forces his way into the room>

Ishuca
…Cain?

Cain
Get…Get away from Ishuca!!
You monster!!

Pg 13

Ishuca
"Monster"

Cain
Ishuca, here!!

<Cain puts a necklace talisman on Ishuca>

Ishuca
!?

Blood
!!

Cain
…Can't get close, can you?
These are talismans from the priests [I went to borrow them]
Ishuca, he isn't human
Of course he wouldn't be your friend, since he is a demon
…You are only

Pg 14

Cain
Food for him to take along!! {Note - 'Esa' means pet food and not human food, thus more insulting}

Ishuca
Cain…
Blood…isn't a monster

Cain
Ishuca!
He is some kind of monster!! Isn't it proof that he isn't moving!
It's okay, so hurry and run. Or are you okay being food!?

Blood

Pg 15

Ishuca
…I don't mind. It doesn't matter if I'm food

Cain
Wha, what foolishness are you saying…

Blood
Who is what?

Cain
He shouldn't be able to come close

<A grimace on his face, Blood walks up to Ishuca>

Pg 16

Cain
Certainly,
He shouldn't be able to touch---…

<Blood holds Ishuca's shoulders, pulling him into a kiss>

Pg 17

Blood
Who…
Who are you calling "food"!?
!

<Blood pulls the boy into a hug, causing the talisman to touch and burn his chest>

Ishuca
The talisman

Pg 18

Ishuca
It's hot around my chest
…Blood
He's getting burned---…

Pg 19

Blood
…Does this ease your worries?

Cain

This is ridiculous
Before my eyes, enduring the pain just to hold him?
More so, he tenderly

Pg 20

Cain
Lovingly
Kissed a human
Why a demon---
Compared to being called a "monster" himself
He was upset over Ishuca being called "food"

<Cain has left the hotel, talismans in hand>

Pg 21

Cain
That guy
There is surely
A burn on his chest
---That isn't the proof of a demon
That…guy (demon) is also there
It's proof of his thoughts about him…

<Back in the hotel room>

Ishuca
Blood

Pg 22

Ishuca
There's a wound…you got burned, right?

Blood
[Not really] It's not important

Ishuca
Liar
There was a "shuu"
A painful sound
…Why did you kiss me?
A painful burn

Blood
…Don't tell me
You can't think I'd just kiss you for the heck of it…
[It's too late for this]

Ishuca
[Eh?]
I thought "Blood enjoys kissing"
[It scares me that I'm getting used to it]
Blood? [Huh?]

Blood
…It's not that I like doing it

Pg 23

Blood
It's just that I like you

Ishuca
[Arrow - 20 second lapse]
…E-eh!?

Blood
"E-eh!?" you say…

Ishuca
Ah…is that so…
And so
When you said harshly that we aren't friends
…You meant this? Did you?

Pg 24

Blood
…Wh…
Why are you so dense like this---!!

Ishuca
Eh, I'm dense!?

Blood
Far too dense!!
I'm…I'm sorry…
Ah, enough!! I'm going to sleep!!
You're coming with me to Toei after all!

Ishuca
Eh, really?

Blood
I could do it alone
Get ready [since we're leaving in the morning]

Ishuca
Uhn
Ah-ha-ha

Pg 25

Ishuca
Ha-ha
…Strange
Why is it that I feel relieved…?

<Next morning, outside>

Ishuca
Ah…
Cain

Pg 26

Cain
About last night, well…I'm sorry

Blood
Don't worry

Ishuca
Blood

Cain
…Are you leaving this town?

Ishuca
Uhn, we're going to Toei

Cain
Toei…
I've heard rumors of many demons there
…But if he's with him
It should be fine
Be careful [stay healthy]

Ishuca
Uhn [Thank you]

Blood
[Ishuca!] Let's go!

Ishuca
Ah, well then! Later!

Cain
Later…

Ishuca
---I waved my hand

Pg 27

Ishuca
"Later"
I parted with my friend Cain
---I don't want
to release my hand

<Ishuca grabs onto Blood's shirt>

Blood
What?

Pg 28

Blood
…What is it…?

Ishuca
I still
don't really understand, though

<They have gotten to an inn for the night, currently Blood is asleep and Ishuca is looking over him>

Ishuca
For instances
when we arrived at a hotel somewhere
while Blood sleeps
should I secretly kiss his wound---…

Pg 29

Wound (Kiss) of Proof, Extra Part
"Midsummer's Night Dream"

Ishuca
Ah ~~~ he did get burned ~~~
[Why did he hide it ~~~]
[It looks painful ~~~]
I should hurry and heal it
So he doesn't wake up

<The door opens just as Ishuca pulls up a flap of Blood's robe and bends over the sleeping demon>

Longhaired Girl
Ah!
Sorry, wrong room…

Ishuca
Ah, no problem

Longhaired Girl
Sorry, good night

Ishuca
Good night

Longhaired Girl
---…

Pg 30

Longhaired Girl
Wait, just now, Maki-chan
[Did you see!?]
[That scene just now!!]

Maki
[I saw, I saw!!]
That was too delicious!!

Longhaired Girl
Weren't both of them great? Just great!? [That face]

Maki
["Nice" doesn't touch it]
We have such skill to see a rarity!!
Lovely white colored hair and perfectly slim!!

Longhaired Girl
But the other had glasses, glasses!!
And had his hands on him!!
Those two must be like that!! [Arrow - like what]
They must be traveling
[It looked like they're on a love retreat] [Arrow - What]

Maki
If only we opened the door a little later [How cheap!]
[I should check!]

Longhaired Girl
Yah---Wow---What excellent luck---
[We saw something great ~~~]
That boy was attacking while the other was sound asleep---…

…That boy
is "top"…?
[The one with glasses…?]
[It can't be. Get a hold of yourself.]

<Back in the room>

Ishuca
[Ah, it healed]

Blood
[Arrow - Ignorance is bliss.]

 

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