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Pg 111

<The priests lead Yanagi forward while the following scene takes place in Yanagi's mind>

Yanagi:
? Huh ?
---Where is this?
---It is pure white
---There's nothing here


Pg 112

Yanagi:
---It's lonely
---I want to see him
---But who?
---Who could that be…

<A woman appears from the whiteness>


Pg 113

Kurenai:
Hello

Yanagi:
Hello
Um
Who may you be?
Who is she?

Kurenai:
I'm "Kurenai"
We've met several times

Yanagi:
n---?
Kurenai-san?
I don't know

Kurenai:
You also…have a person you really love that you've been taken from
That sadness is because you've forgotten…it's a deep sadness…
But, you'll be together again
I can see that


Pg 114

<Kurenai turns into her flame version>

Kurenai:
Like this, I'm not really happy. Not really unhappy
I don't regret it
Even though that man made me like this, I can be with him


Pg 115

<Flame comes from Yanagi>

Yanagi:
My body is on fire!!!
No!!!
My self-confidence is becoming a flame!!??

Kurenai:
I can see
Your destiny
Like I desired it
You surely…
You also surely---


Pg 116

<Back to the real world>

Yanagi:
Flame…
Flame…
Flame…

Priests:
What is it? Suddenly stopping.
Has the mind control come undone?
That's unlikely. Aoi used all of her power on that girl.
Her memories are gone… her thoughts stopped…
Now she's an empty doll. No…
To the Tendoujigoku, an eternal…
Sacrifice.


Pg 117

Priests:
We will lead you
Back to the Tendoujigoku

<Back to the Aoi and Recca fight>

Chapter 306
---Final Battle---
Ninth Fight / Recca and Aoi
(3) Friend


Pg 118

Aoi:
As for me…
I always envied people like you. I wanted many things I didn't have.

<Aoi goes in to attack Recca with her madougu>

Aoi:
"Ordinary days"…
"A school life"…
"Parents"…
"Hobbies"…
"Time for only myself"!!
"Acquaintances"---
"Friends"!!!


Pg 119

Aoi:
"An unextraordinary---human life"…
I want so many things. If I had that, I'd be happy. Of course you can't understand that…
It's painful, so I think. "If I alone can't have it, then I don't want that world"…
A world where no one has anything is fine.
It'd be equality.


Pg 120

<Recca checks/aggravates a wound, then thinks a moment>

Recca:
Hime as well…
was al---ways without friends.
She was al---ways alone.


Pg 121

Recca:
During elementary school, because of her healing powers, she was called a monster and a witch…because of everyone's image, she was alone.
There were times she didn't go to school.
Her parents traveled out of the country, so when she came home, she was alone.
Even though there was a housekeeper.

Aoi:
…Does this story continue?
I don’t see how Yanagi-chan…

Recca:
Shut up and listen.
Since she couldn't do anything. Hime al---ways read books at home.
Reading books brought her happy times that she was eager for…
She forgot her loneliness and sadness.
She wants to give that happiness to small kids---
It's currently Hime's dream to make picture books.


Pg 122

Recca:
[A girl that had nothing took her hobby and made it her dream in an instant! Well, maybe with some more time---]

<Recca gets into Aoi's face>

Recca:
Like someone else, she had felt sorry for herself

<Aoi is startled and punches Recca away>

Aoi:
Ku!!!

Recca:
…then Hime made a friend.
It was me.


Pg 123

Recca:
Because we told our mutual secrets, we also were friends!
After that, Domon, Fuuko, Mi--bou, Kaorin, everyone became her friend!!
Until now, she never had so many. Hime also started to like going to school!!

<Aoi lunges at Recca with her sword madougu>

Aoi:
Is that self-praise!!?
Are you mocking me in comparison!!?


Pg 124

<Recca destroys the blade>

Recca:
Didn't Hime also say that you "are a friend"?

<Aoi stares in shock, thinking of Yanagi

Aoi:
(Yanagi) Aren't we…
(Yanagi) friends,
(Yanagi) Didn't we become friends…
(Yanagi) We went to the same school, shared many stories…
(Yanagi) Friends that played together!

Recca:
Did I hit the mark?
Since you, Idiot-san, talked with Hime-chama, just like everyone else you became "a friend" to her.
Until now you haven't had that, so you don't know how to react to it. For instance, to Hime, friends are very precious.
She'd never gossip. She does her best when in trouble.


Pg 126

Recca:
Hime would never betray a friend. I as well---
Will never betray Hime.

Aoi:
…So what…I haven't done anything for Yanagi-chan…

<Recca grabs Aoi's shirt>

Recca:
So what?
Should I tell you once why?


Pg 127

<As Recca punches Aoi…>

Recca:
Do you think nothing of betraying her!!?

Aoi:

I couldn't help it…
There's nothing from my standpoint…!
I have no feelings…! I don't have an opinion!!

Recca:
Is that so. Then---


Pg 128

Recca:
Why are you crying.

<Tears flood from Aoi's eyes as she thinks about Yanagi>

Aoi:
I…don't know…
I don’t know…
Why am I…


Pg 129

Recca:
You realized that you've always been lost.
That you've actually betrayed Hime pains you.
Because you think of Hime as a friend!!

Chapter 307
---Final Battle---
Ninth Fight / Recca versus Aoi
(4) Affirmation of Existence


Pg 130

Recca:
By suppressing all of your feelings, it's actually brought them to the surface.
Those tears are proof of that more than anything!
You say…"I have nothing".
And that you're "jealous," but…
You had made friends!
[What form did you have going to school?]
You were really happy and lively! You seriously let loose!
You also went to school!!


Pg 131

Recca:
Isn't that the upper sea where the light reaches!
The same place as us!!
You aren't some deep-sea fish.
Aoi!!!


Pg 132

Recca:
I want a lot of things I don’t have.
A head that wouldn't get red marks! Hair that didn't stand up straight!
A daily allowance of 100,000 yen ($1,000) from Dad! [Takekoputa-.]
I think I'd like to have all of that!!!
There are various paths with many directions to take. Ahead there are various places and various things.
If nobody went anywhere, they wouldn't learn anything and couldn't see anyone!


Pg 133

Recca:
People over there who get good marks have a treasure!
They most likely walked a long path to get that treasure.
They walked the path called "studying" and got themselves a good mind!
I'm jealous and it's painful to see them since I haven't had that treasure in my life.
So, what can I do.


Pg 134

Recca:
Take one step forward!
Aim for there and walk!!!
…well, except I wouldn't walk the studying path.
Walk…
I didn't intend to lecture you. Since I'm stupid compared to you.
However---


Pg 135

Recca:
It isn't impossible to get a hold on things you want!
Hime is…
proof of that.

Aoi:
(Yanagi) We're friends


Pg 136

<Aoi pulls out a knife>

Aoi:
…It's hopeless…

Recca:
Aoi!!?

Aoi:
I'm a failure---
I'm a defective product! I can't become like you.

<Recca parries Aoi's attack, holding onto her arm>


Pg 137

<Aoi begins to cry again>

Aoi:
I'm a clone born of Kurei's DNA.
So I'm not an ordinary human.

<In shock, Recca lets Aoi's arm go, and the knife falls to the floor>

Aoi:
…I haven't told you yet.
Aren't you surprised, Recca-san?


Pg 138

Recca:
Sure, I'm surprised, but…
So what?

<Aoi has a cute "is he for real" look>

Recca:
Haven't they made a bunch of those cloned cabbages?
I think there were other similar instances, but…
You aren't Kurei…
Aren't you Aoi?


Pg 139

Recca:
"A defective product"? "A person lacking"?
Where do you find the perfect person?
Even if no one could see it in you until now!
I noticed!
Though it was just a little bit, as a classmate,
When I saw the pure Aoi, I noticed!!
You're human just like me!!

<He says with the typical "life is simple" smile>


Pg 140

<Aoi is at first silent, then smiles and cries>

Aoi:
…those words…
That Mori-sama never said…
The words I most wanted to hear.


Pg 141

<Some time later, Aoi is still sitting on the floor>

Aoi:
You're pretty worn out.
Why did you come here?


Pg 142

Hiruko:
It wasn't because I was worried about a friend that I came.
Can you stand?

<Aoi does manage to get up without help>

Aoi:
Well, well? Rather unexpected words from you.
…Seems like you've lost, so what are you going to do?

Hiruko:
I've stopped acting for the sake of the mission.
From today on, I'm acting for myself.
I'm going to go see the strength of Hokage!

Aoi:
…well…you've also advanced and started walking.


Pg 143

Hiruko:
What's that story? How was your fight with Hokage?

Aoi:
If you mean Recca-san, he has already left.
"You've lost your path…stop trampling other people, acting violently, and running amok"---
"Take back the path to your precious treasure and run," he told me.
…Say, Hiruko.
Is it okay…for me to walk, too? To take my steps?
I want to apologize to Yanagi-chan!
I also want to save a friend!!


Pg 144

<Recca uses the card key and his keyword to enter the elevator>

 

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