Chapter 234: And Then, To Take Over
...The story just now---
Is what I meant by saying I met Yanagi-dono in the past!
Of course, then she was "Sakura Hime".
...A nostalgic story...
At that time, we struck with Ouka's heart, lending him our power
It felt the same as when Recca and Kurei first fought.
Existing within you, I watched your life.
Of course, when you first met Yanagi-dono, I remembered.
At that time, I---was convinced!!!
Yanagi-dono is the reincarnation of Sakura Hime!
Time has flown since then---
While there is a mutual form, there are differences.
It is her!!
Truly, I tried to save Hime...!!
I am putting my faith in you!!
This time...This time save the girl!!!
In her previous life, that girl's pure life was cut short!!
Now she still has healing powers---
[I only think of letting Sakura Hime down!!]
You don't have to say it, since of course I'm going to do it.
That's being a ninja!!
I am the final leader of the Hokage clan.
The curse of Hokage's past as well...
For those who felt sadness...
For the one who was Hime---
And for Hime!!
I will sever all of the curses!!
[It's strange to say, but.]
We are the new Hokage ninja!!
Anyhow, it's time you returned to the present world!
The others have already gathered!
What!? It's already been three days!!?
Time passes differently
I better get going!!
U-um...I have to go through the mirror again!
It was great talking to you!
I'm definitely your son!
[It makes me proud!!!]
That's all!! Later!!!
...Rui and Saiha, etc...that's why they like him.
You have a good son, Ouka-dono.
He has a poor head, and he's immature...
Since he is my son...
He is late!!!
He will show up!
Anyhow, you're in a good mood, Gorilla.
Why do you have flowers?
Koganei!! Don't you live with him? Call him!
Impossible---he wasn't at home~~~
[I'm going to get hostile.]
[No, not that...]
Domon, what's with the roses?
[Ye---a, big face, big face!]
Your son is late---!!
...He is coming.
Now...I meant to say...
I somehow landed safely!!
Misawa Mitsuharu Elbow!!!
Bitch---!! Where'd you come from!!
Apologize to Fuuko-chan! Apologize!!
You better look out, Recca...I meant to say,
So you showed up, you big idiot!!
It's been three days!! Recca-niichan!!
Everyone is here.
Are all of you idiots?
We're all pretty stupid, idiot leader!
Let's go save a friend!!
Can you see these people?
"If I am reincarnated, I hope to be happy"
That's what you said
Surely, that wish can be fulfilled
This ugly fate...
I and my son will make it into as you wished
The last of the Hokage ninja will do it
Chapter 235: Before the Final Battle - Three Day
I've located Mori Kouran's place.
We can leave when you are ready.
...where is Raiha?
He hasn't been around for about three days.
I don't know what he was thinking...
Should we go alone?
We will wait for Raiha.
I have another place to visit, anyhow.
...it's good you are safe...!
My heart is happy knowing this, Mother.
You as well, Kurei!
You're healthy no matter what happens.
[You went to save me from that person.]
Tsukino is very grateful for your service.
I've come to talk to you about something else.
Of course, you're leaving.
Nothing has ended yet.
must destroy that man with my own hands!!!
You stopped calling him "Father".
[I, as his wife, could use the excuse I was under his spell...]
Lately, I've been seeing the same dream.
A dream of my childhood...
At the Hokage village---
Of my mother, Reina---
And of my real father, a dream of Ouka.
(Kids:) Cursed Boy!!
(Kids:) It'd be better if you died!!
(Ouka:) What are you doing!
(Kids:) Wah! It's Ouka-sama
(Ouka:) Sorry, Kurei...
(Reina:) My poor Kurei...you were the one who was supposed to become leader...
(Reina:) Without Recca...without...
(Reina:) But, Kurei
(Reina:) Your father...Ouka-sama doesn't hate you
(Reina:) He is the Hokage leader, [???]...
(Reina:) With him as a father---
(Reina:) Recca will surely...
(Reina:) He won't forget to love you...
...She was a good mother.
You as well---
You have been a good mother to me.
What do you think of your real father?
I respect him.
Father lived for the sake of Hokage, and he died for the sake of Hokage.
...With that, excuse me.
Be careful of yourself, Mother...
I'm not your mother by blood...
Even though you were born in a different age...
You are my child...!!
The 3 idiots:
You're going to fight Mori after all!?
Let us, the trio, go with you, too!!!
We also care for Kurei-sama...
We may not seem as strong as you...we don't have as much power, but...but...
I won't allow it!!
Protecting Kurei-sama will just get you killed. Continue being Tsukino's bodyguards!
[Mori has targeted her life more than once. No, this is your highest duty!!]
Exert yourself, boys!!
...And I've made about eight of them!
I wonder how many picture books I'll make!!
Aoi-chan, what are you going to do in your future?
I don't think of that sort of thing.
I can't understand...
Under these circumstances, we meet like friends...
And why, everyday, do I come to see Yanagi-chan to listen to her talk. My mental state, as well---
[While I don't want to continue killing...]
My future is determined only by Mori-sama's orders.
That's not right.
A human life shouldn't be treated so slightly!
...But Mori-sama told me.
"In this world, there are important people and unimportant people," he said.
There are no unimportant lives!!
That's not right!
I haven't lived long at 16 years, so what I say isn't wise but.
If someone dies...
Surely it makes people sad.
There are parents, there are children...
I think that there are more special lives than my own.
I want to protect them, thus I sacrifice myself.
I see...that is why Mori-sama told me to attack her in that way...
"Show her Hokage's death with you power,"
"Shinryo Shikou." Other's thoughts - memories are manipulated by this madougu---
But, 1. The memories must be known by the user
2. Manipulation has limitations
3. Power is limited by distance
...and the limitations are not minor
Kagura Aoi entered school with the memories erased of Aoi of Ura Uruha of the Four Gods of Death---
[This madougu's power was used on everyone to reduce Hokage's awareness in their need to protect Yanagi]
The mind manipulation was effective and everything wiped
[2. Since they were within control range]
[3. Since a decline in effectiveness of the cause]
But...Only an exceptional concentration brings manipulation, with one person bending another's thoughts
...Now, Aoi's power is being used to erase the memories of a single girl
Yanagi-chan was thinking about the lives of everyone in Hokage...that's why you came with me?
But...The people of Hokage, don't they see your life as important?
That's why they fight...
If you were to die---
They would surely be sad.
I've been contradictory, haven't I...
The contradictory one is me
It's daring of me to use those words to hurt Yanagi...
I don't understand
Is that being human?
A little while ago, I wouldn't have thought of such things...
Is it because I'm not an ordinary human?
Is it because I am lacking qualities?
...That's right...I have a reason for coming here---
[I remember the feelings she implants within me when I speak with Yanagi-chan]
[I wished...I existed within other's hearts...
Instead I desert that girl!!
I have wiped out a part of that girl---
Memories of Hanabishi Recca...!!!
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