Koori no Mamono no Monogatari by Shiho Sugiura
Translations by Sumeragi, January 2003

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 4, pp 137 - 179

Pg 137
Pg 138

Blood
... ...
Of course

<Licking some of Ishuca's blood from his hand, Blood runs back to where the sword is>

Ishuca
Blood!?

Pg 139

Serugi
Ishuca-san, to run on an injured leg

Ishuca
Eh?
Ah... e-to, it's fine already

Serugi
"Fine" you say... [with that cut]
The wound... has healed
...Did that demon heal you?

Ishuca
Ah... um
Well, something like that...

Blood
Ishuca lives by the jewel's power
The power to heal wounds
A body that passes through a priest's barrier
It isn't strange that his blood can make a priest's barrier disappear

Pg 140

<Ishuca and Serugi follow behind Blood>

Ishuca
Blood! [What was it all of the sudden]

Serugi
Wow... What an incredibly skillful barrier

Ishuca
[Arrow - Ishuca doesn't see it]

Blood
Whoo, you can see it [not bad, not bad]

Serugi
Who do you think I am?  [What kind of priest couldn't see it]

Ishuca
...That is?  The sword draws in power

Blood
Don't touch it, Ishuca [get back] You couldn't handle the first touch

Ishuca
Ueh--- [Un]

Pg 141

Serugi
Hey... do you plan to bring down the barrier!?
Stop this! [you couldn't do it if you tried]  Your powers are worthless against it
An ordinary demon can't read a priest's barrier!  [Hey, are you listening]

Blood
... ...
[I can read it fine enough]
It's nothing against someone who has lived 200 years

<Blood forms droplets with Ishuca's blood that had remained on his hand>

Pg 142

Serugi
200... [Arrow - 23]

Blood
...The words entrapping the sword to the ground...
The power line of the first circle

<Blood starts placing the blood droplets on certain areas of the spell>

Ishuca
?  What are those red droplets

Blood
The twelfth
The thirty-first
The second circle of the fourth line
Third circle of the third line
Fourth circle of the seventh line
Fifth circle
Sixth circle
The power of the spell fastening to the sword has vanished some

Pg 143

Blood
It has disappeared!!
There's one chance

Ishuca
Blood!?
If you touch it...

Blood
It can't be helped
For a demon
---I'll deal with the consequences

Pg 144

<Blood grasps the hilt of the sword, his powers immediately being drawn in by the sword>

Blood
!!

Ishuca
Blood!?

Blood
...tsu...

Serugi
Hey!!  Stop this!!  Your energy will be devoured

Blood
Quiet, don't distract me

Pg 145

Ishuca
Blood

Blood
Don't come close, Ishuca

Ishuca
B, but...

Serugi
...Impossible
Why do something so reckless!!
(Demon) If that seal is broken, we can't get close to that human
To say you're doing this for Ishuca-san
(Priest) Serugi
(Priest) Stronger than anything is the demon's sense of self preservation.  "Myself" for everything
Most important to a demon
Should be his own welfare!

<Blood starts a spell to remove the sword>

Blood
!

Pg 146

Blood
Che...
The moment the spell begins, it's devoured immediately

<Blood restarts his attempt, speaking three spells at once>

Serugi
!!
He's placing a triple layered spell!?
[How can he do that]

Ishuca
Blood, his hands...

Serugi
If that's so
His limit of energy that can be drawn is at best a level of a hundred old demon
Even so at a stretch, the sword can still devour over that limit

Pg 147

Ishuca
[It's...]  It's unless, stop this!!

Serugi
Your power will be drawn out completely
You'll...
...It's no use.  He can't get the sword freed from there!
This will kill you if you do more than this!!

Ishuca
Blood!!  Stop...

Serugi
Ishuca-san!

Pg 148

Blood
!!

Pg 149

Ishuca
Blood!!

Pg 150

<The group of demons are running through the forest>

Zaha
Nei!!  [Wait...]  That sound... could it be the priest's barrier...

Nei
It doesn't mean it has fallen!!
It doesn't mean the priest's seal has been broken
Leader
I didn't think you'd do something so reckless---
Somehow, stay safe

Giess
Nei, calm yourself!!
[Hey, you, too!]
That human is probably ahead.  We can't get near that way!!

Pg 151

<The words of the contract disappear from Nei's hand>

Nei
... ...
!
...The contract's words have vanished!!

Giess
Eh?

Nei
We can get close!  Giess

Giess
Understood!
Everyone, come along!

Nei
Impossible, the contract has been fulfilled...!?

Pg 152

<The demons enter the small opening within the woods>

Nei
... ...

Pg 153

Ishuca
...Blood...?

Pg 154-155

<Blood stands, showing the drawn sword>

Pg 156

<The trees surrounding the area collapse on the humans and demons standing there>

All
!!

Nei
He...
He pulled it...
The temple's sword

Pg 157

Nei
A sword that certainly couldn't be pulled---...
A sword no one could pull
The barrier no one could bring down until now

<Magical shields protect everyone from the falling debris>

All
?

Pg 158

<Blood holds up the sword high>

Pg 159

Blood
Product of the contract!!
Look well at the absence of words!!

Demons
...Ah...
... ...
... ...

Pg 160

Zaha
...He did it---!!
[... Wah-ah-ah-ah]

Demons
Leader!!
Leader

<All of the demons are very pleased with their insanely strong leader>

Pg 161

Zaha
He really pulled it out---
[Ukya---]

Demons
That's our leader!!  [Amazing---]
[Wah-ah-ah-ah-ah]

Blood
These guys... I'll teach them all a lesson with one blow...

Ishuca
...Everyone ...has bothered by that barrier...?  [They're rejoicing...]

Serugi
... I guess you could--- say so...
[That's why they choose the priest's barrier...]

Ishuca
...How about that
How--- about that

Pg 162

Ishuca
Everyone, after all, really likes Blood...

Demon
... What's this?  Weren't you going to leave here?

Demon
Oh... Shut up.  Tell him, Kei [Hey]

<Kei, the annoying demon from before, is now in his own little world of idolizing Blood>

Demon
...That guy can't even hear our voices... [rather simplistic---]
His thoughts are absorbed---... [however, he didn't crumble at Nei's anger---...]

Pg 163

Giess
...Unmatched...
Do these guys have any brains?
Why do that think that unbreakable seal was chosen... and they're pleased that he brought it down. [A-ah, Zaha is happy with them]

Nei
It can't be helped, our Leader
... He's cruel
I was actually worried that he could bring it down

Pg 164

Nei
The instant the agreement was made, accompanied be those eyes
I hadn't wanted to see anything more...

Serugi
... Ishuca-san

Pg 165

Ishuca
Hn?

Serugi
These demons... don't they seem almost human?

Ishuca
Well [that's right] Because they are alive

Serugi
... "They aren't alive"... demons... because they... "Are things not created by God"
A-ah, just what
"Things made from shapes of darkness"
is the truth
Because they have "Souls of black darkness"...

<Zaha listens to the humans talking aside from the group of demons>

Zaha
He stupidly says the same thing over again...
...This one and the next treat us like things

Ishuca
They aren't things!

Pg 166

<Zaha looks surprised>

Ishuca
They're alive, everyone
Their blood flows, and tears surely flow as well
Angry, happy, talk about delicious food, it's just the same
As humans
I don't think much is different... only how they are born... bad things as well... are different...
That's why demons are of course demons...
Ah, not that the demons are called demons since they have names [everyone is a different person]
They have names to be called by, so use them... Ah, but you may not know a person [you have to ask]

Pg 167

Ishuca
Except for three of them, I don't know anyone...
[Ah, except Blood is Blood!]

Serugi
... ...

Ishuca
Huh?  He isn't here
That black haired, brown skinned, pointed eared demon with a pretty face is "Nei" [-san]
And that large person with Nei-san's same skin and with long hair is "Giess"
[Ah, over there!!  Under the tree!!]

Serugi
Where did you hear that...

Ishuca
[Nh~~~?  A little before when we drank together]

Serugi
[Drank with them!?]

Ishuca
And then, the one with a horn, pointed ears, and orange hair is---
"Zaha"
He's cute when he smiles

Serugi
[Hah...]

<Giess approaches Zaha>

Giess
...What are they talking about, those two?  [can you hear]

Pg 168

<Zaha turns to the large demon>

Zaha
Giess, am I cute!?

Giess
Ha-ah!?

Zaha
Am I "cute"!?  Am I "cute"!?

Giess
... ...
Ah... A-ah... [I guess...]

<Zaha smiles, and then runs off>

Zaha
Nei--- Nei, where are you---!?

<Giess cries alone>

Giess
Fuh...
Nei afterall...

<Back to the two humans>

Serugi
Ishuca-san
...I've always been raised in the temple...

Pg 169

Serugi
"Demons are black" and "The temple is white"--- so it's said
Things that came out of the black darkness
Things that devour humans
Souls that wish for pleasant color, meat, and blood

Such I have always been taught... and somehow
I've met a ridiculous number of demons who go against my teachings

Ishuca
Un

Serugi
...However, now, this upsets the cultivating I've had as a priest... [what's okay...]

Ishuca
... ...
[Huh?... worry consultation]
[Eto]
That is, aren't things seen as gray?

Serugi
Hah?

Pg 170

Ishuca
If everything was black and white, wouldn't we only see checkers
[Like this]

<He is pointing to the checker board background>

<Serugi stares dumbly at the serious boy>

Serugi
... ...

[A-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha]

Ishuca
Someone over there is laughing... A-ah, Serugi-san, too  [why laugh]

Serugi
... A-ah
Seems an idiot

Ishuca
[Did I say something strange?  Ne---]

Serugi
Seems like an idiot
Without a worry
[E-eh, it's fine...]

Pg 171

<In the near distance, it's Zaha's laughter Ishuca heard>

Zaha
U-ku-ku
A-ha-ha-ha-ha, such an idiot [That guy~~~]

Demons
That's true
[Calling him an idiot is thoroughly awkward...]
[Pitiful priest]

[Arrows - people listening to them talk]

Demon
Also, you're the only one who seems taken by him

Zaha
But, but
He's a strange guy---

<Back at the house, Ishuca finds Blood>

Ishuca
Huh
[Blood] Where is the sword from before?

Blood
The priest has it

Ishuca
The one who went to the barrier? [It's Serugi-san]

Blood
A-ah
Even though he can't repair the barrier

Pg 172

Ishuca
...But it's completely broken [the priest's barrier]

Blood
Thanks to you

Ishuca
[Huh? Why]

Blood
[A secret]
...His body is truly able to do much with the jewel's power
His blood is good, he can heal wounds, can enter through barriers
It'd be bad if other demons discovered this...
[Even though these guys can't lay a hand on him]
For now on, I must be careful
Ishuca

Ishuca
Nh?

Blood
Tomorrow, let's go home

Pg 173

Ishuca
Go home
...Un
Anywhere is fine, since wherever we go
I can make him food
[Ah] That reminds me, Blood!  Aren't you hungry?

Blood
Eh?

Ishuca
I picked these earlier while waiting for you---
[Arrow - Peace]
Want to eat?

Blood
[A-ah] I can have it

Ishuca
Ah, then I'll cut them

Blood
Whatever is fine... [even cutting them up]

<A strange look comes over Blood>

Pg 174

<Ishuca goes into the kitchen area>

Ishuca
[knife, knife... Ah, there]
These are for Serugi-san...

<There's a loud sound from the room Blood is in>

Ishuca
Blood?  Did something...
fall

<Ishuca finds Blood collapsed on the floor>

Pg 175

Ishuca
Blood!?
Blood
Wha... [What happened]
Blood!?
Blood!?

Blood
...A-ah
...What's this

Pg 176

Ishuca
Blood---...

Blood
I smell something
Very sweet---...

Pg 177
Pg 178

<The following is an extra chapter, Blood and Ishuca with goat ears and Nei with wolf ears... it's just silly fun>

The Kid Left Alone
[Read along with "Voiceless Call" part 1, please]

Blood
[Arrow - mother goat]
[Got it?] No matter who comes, don't open the door?  Don't go outside until I come back?
Understood?

Ishuca
[Un...]
[Arrow - Kid]

Narration
The mother goat leaves to the cliff to get jewels, and the kid was left alone.  If the wolf comes, he mustn't open the door

<Someone knocks at the door, and all Ishuca can see are shoes from the opening at the bottom of the door>

Ishuca
Ah
Blood's shoes

Narration
In fact

Nei
It's mother.  Hurry and open the door
[Fuh-fuh-fuh...]

Narration
The wolf
If anyone had heard this, they would be able to heal the evil (killer) inflection.  The kid did as well

Ishuca
E-to...
Pass...

Nei
[Che...]

Narration
He escaped danger
The mother goat still hasn't returned

Ishuca
Ah---why won't he hurry home
It's lonely by myself...

Blood
Hey!

Pg 179

Ishuca
Blood!

Blood
Ishuca?  [Hey, open up]

Ishuca
I'll open it [open it right now]  Welcome home...

<A hand blocks Ishuca from the door>

Wild
You mustn't, little kid

Ishuca
[Nh?]

Wild
After all, he is also
A. Big. Bad. Wolf
Now, come with me for tea

Blood
Hey!!  Is that voice Wild's!?

Ishuca
Ah, um...

Blood
What are you up to, bastard!!

Narration
And they lived happily ever after (lie)

Ishuca
Where did you come in...

Blood
You're leaving it there---!!  [Open up, idiot---!!]

 

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