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 121-163

Pg 121
Pg 122

Nei
---About 60 years ago
When those from the temple had their "Demon Hunt"
They only took you with them
We all suffered from deep wounds
Only the days were always changing and flowing
We all
Were obsessed with the idea that you had died

Pg 123

Nei
"Who will be the next leader---?"
However, as for that
No one could consider
Anyone that could follow you as our leader
You are truly
Our ideal

Pg 124

Nei
No one stronger
Cruelly heartless
Bloody Blood
We have longed for no one but you---
And so we
Made you

Pg 125

<Ishuca runs through the forest, chasing the longhaired demon>

Ishuca
He's floating
Transparent
---And more importantly

Pg 126

<Ishuca stops the demon by grabbing onto his arm>

Ishuca
He looks exactly
Like Blood
He isn't a ghost
I can touch him though he's transparent
…Hey
Though I followed him unintentionally
It isn't Blood
Say, what is your name?

Not Blood
?

Silence

Pg 127

Ishuca
He can't talk?
…Or more than speaking,
He doesn't seem to understand the words

Not Blood
?

Ishuca
Also, he should be cold in that outfit…
[Though it's almost spring, the cloth is too thin]
It seems to be all he has
Aren't you cold?
…So I say, though he doesn't understand the words
But his body is really cold
Even though he is transparent
He can still be cold [that is]

<Ishuca takes off his top, flannel-like shirt>

Pg 128

Ishuca
Wear this
[Since this shirt is large, you can wear it]
[Arrow - warm since he has been running]
…Or…he won't understand?
Ah, does he understand?

<The demon tries to figure out the purpose of the shirt, eventually wearing it on his head>

Not Blood
?
?

Ishuca
No, no…
Put your hand through here [right, there]
Ah, and also through there
Get your hair out
And do up the buttons
[Ah, see, you can wear it]

<Ishuca buttons it up for him>

Pg 129

Ishuca
He doesn't know…how to put on clothes?
He's like a 2 or 3 year old
[Though he is big]
Hn?

<The demon gently takes Ishuca's hand, which has a bleeding cut on it>

Ishuca
Ah, there's blood
[How can I cut myself without knowing it]
Ah, he's licking it [like a cat]
Could he like blood…
Hn?

Pg 130

<The demon's body goes from transparent to solid>

Ishuca
His body is no longer transparent

[That's really clever]
Just what…
Is this boy!?
[And why]
[Does he look so much like Blood]

Pg 131

<Back to another part of the forest with Nei and Blood>

Blood
They made me?

Nei
We still had a golden hair of yours
A single one
That clung to a spider's web
With the strand of hair
And rather difficult, high level magic
We were somehow successful
Reading again
Memories within within within the cells
Call back once again---to these days together
Golden yellow silken threads
Jewel's of blue ash color
---Our king!!

Pg 132

Nei
We gave birth to a completely similar living being as you
The spell wasn't perfect
From the start, it was such a spell

Pg 133

Nei
While completely you, it wasn't substantial
We failed
---Such we thought at that time
A newborn demon walking
You began to move with your own power
Began to live alone
Like this he faced the voice of instinct
In order to stay alive

Pg 134

Nei
First was "food"---…
Since he was insubstantial, it seemed he couldn't eat food naturally
Using his hair as a medium on plants and animals---
And draining out human life force
Though he grew, he lived insubstantially
By now he seems halfway insubstantial as he is able to touch
It seems he doesn't know what food he is draining life from

Blood
…That's right
From the beginning, I was also like that

Nei
---A-ah, but there was one surprise

Pg 135

Nei
He still doesn't understand words, but
He can perform high level spells [just fine]
I thought it was like you
Surely from the start, it was probably included within the chains of information held in the cells

Blood
That is true
…Was it me…
Did that
In that town

Pg 136

Nei
That's right
It was you of course who killed them

Blood
(Ishuca) Then promise me
(Ishuca) That you won't kill anymore

Pg 137

Blood
(Ishuca) But that mother
(Ishuca) Was probably really sad
(Blood) Probably a demon
(Blood) Would do such a thing
(Ishuca) All of…this?
(Blood) A-ah
(Ishuca) …
(Ishuca) Who would do such a…
"---Who would"

Pg 138

Nei
That human
Will end up hating you

<And Nei looks happy about the idea>

Pg 139

<The demon is leading Ishuca through the forest>

Ishuca

Where
Is he taking me?
A cave…?
Ah, but it's light over there
Wa-ah…
It's enclosed by rock walls [it's high up]
[Seems like this is the only opening]
…Does he live here?

Pg 140

Ishuca
Does he live in this wide place all alone?
(Ishuca) Then…you've been alone since childhood?
(Blood) What of it?
(Blood) [Is it unusual]
Blood also
Was this way
In this way with no one there
No father, mother, siblings, or anyone there
Does he live all alone?

Pg 141

Ishuca
…Being "by yourself"
Is lonely
Blood
---Hn?

<Ishuca notices golden hair in a dead tree>

Ishuca
Golden threads…
Ah
This boy
Perhaps

Pg 142

<The demon grabs Ishuca, biting into his neck>

Ishuca
Eh?
Ah…
Of course…

Pg 143

Ishuca
Blood

<Back to Nei and Blood>

Blood
…Where is he

Nei
What would you do if I told you?

Blood
In the village right now
A single boy can be saved

Pg 144

Nei
"Be saved," you say…
Why do such a thing?
What would you do to save some human?

Blood
Since I promised him
That I will no longer kill humans

Nei
Leader

Pg 145

Nei
You can't mean
…You can't truly
Be afraid of that human hating you
…You can't be saying that?

Blood
---Afraid…?
A-ah
…That's right
Such a thing
You could say that…

Nei
…Pl…

Pg 146

Nei
Please be mainly joking!
Are you truly our leader!?
"A promise" is it?
Why say something so human-like
It's "dealings" between demons! Business deals!!
Why do you protect some promise that has no reward!?
---When did he

Pg 147

Nei
Become this foolish demon!!

Blood

Where is he

Nei
…I won't say
What would you do if you found him
Since he is you

<Realizing something, Blood turns and leaves Nei behind>

Pg 148

Nei
…What nerve
He has become a disappointment
Perhaps
You are longer our leader
The weak you is unnecessary
All that is necessary to us
Is a strong, cold-hearted demon (leader)
---If you are weak
It would be best for you to be killed by the old you!!

Pg 149

<Ishuca is lying on the rock ground, the demon on top of him and biting into his neck>

Ishuca
Wa…
Wait a moment…
---Even though I say it
Would he understand

Pg 150

Ishuca
I guess my blood
Is rather delicious
[Though I'm a zombie ~~~]
A-ah, he's sucking
…It kind of hurts…
…But surely this boy
Is only eating food by instinct

Pg 151

Ishuca
…So I say
Uh---n…
I can't stop him this way
[Hey, stop it ~~~]
I can't do anything
It hurts, he's heavy, his hair is tickling me
A triple handicap
I don't want any of it---
Since it's somewhat like Blood---
Ah, but Blood doesn't eat bodies?
Huh? I don't know, but
But since Blood
Umm
Therefore…
…Eh---
…Umu…my pounding head is blanking…
…This could be
Bad

Pg 152

Ishuca
…I could die without blood
Though I am a zombie
[Will I die again?]
Without meeting with Blood
I don't want to die like this
…No
Though this boy looks like him
He isn't Blood

Pg 153

<There's a loud noise that makes the demon stop and leave>

Ishuca
…?
What was…that sound…?…

Pg 154

<Blood is hunting down his clone>

Blood
Where is he
(Nei) What would you do if you found him
(Nei) Since it is you
A place I would choose
A time when I also didn't understand words
What kind of dwelling would I choose
---Cold, high, within stone walls
Where barriers can be stretched out
Living there
---This feeling

Pg 155

<Blood watches a butterfly get fried by a barrier>

Blood
Placed a triple barrier
A bad personality…
[Rather cautious]
If I made the spell, if I am the creator
I should be able to pass through
Supposedly---…

Pg 156

<Blood walks through it just fine>

Blood
After all
It's mine

Pg 157

Blood
---I'll kill him, certainly
In order to protect
My promise with him

Pg 158-160

<Blood bashes down a stone wall, and comes face to face with his clone>

Pg 161
Pg 162

The Whereabouts of Jewels, Extra Chapter
Your spell

<Blood and Wild are having tea while Ishuca and Rapunzel talk in the background>

Wild
Blood
Your hand
[Everyone, welcome to my home]

Blood
…Wha
Why

Wild
There's no real meaning to it,
Just try it

Blood
…If there's no meaning, I won't do it

Ishuca & Rapunzel
[Arrow - Get along well]

Wild
Wouldn't it be okay for a moment
[Merely a game]
[Come on, come one]

Blood
No
[Arrow - Even in play, Blood is the unforgiving type]

Wild
[What a killjoy]

Ishuca
Your hand?

Pg 163

Ishuca
Your hand

<Blood puts his hand in Ishuca's>

(Unconsciously)

Ishuca
[Arrow - Particularly doesn't seem to be thinking]

Blood

Wild

… …A… …Siberian Husky---…

<As Ishuca runs off, Blood continues to drink his tea with an embarrassed blush on his face>

Blood
...He somehow spelled me…

"Siberian Husky"
(A large dog with a rather scary face)

 

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