Young Magician, by Narushima Yuri
Volume One Translation, by Sumeragi

Legend:
italics - thoughts, unspoken
(name) - person speaking in thoughts
< > - actions

Pg 3

Narration
Everybody, one by one, is born separately

Pg 4

Narration
Everybody, one by one, is a heretic

Pg 5

Woman
Save me... Save me, I don't want to die---!!

Narration
Hong Kong in the year 1997 transferred from America to China with the end of the lease contract
There were various reactions from the people

Pg 6

Narration
Perhaps the reality is that there were numerous attempts by people to perceive the near future.

<Shaded forms of a man and boy standing together, dipping in blood>

Pg 7

Narration
Find your way to the previous tragedy---…

Hong Kong Jack the Ripper

Pg 8

<The woman from above is dead, her intestines pulled out>

Narration
In this way, while the change in occupation ends
There's still a dark corner in this town where light can't shine
There are demons that are coming fast---

Pg 9

1996 Hong Kong

Roselette
It's like an overturned toy chest with the bustle of the city, but it's like peeping into a jewel box while watching at night
An all night city---…
Beautiful Hong Kong

Pg 10

Roselette
I am Roselette, Roselette Guino
My brothers, can you hear me?
You haven't blood nor flesh, but are bound by an oath of the spirit
I call the Guino family's brothers…

Pg 11

Roselette
Thank you for listening to my request
Please, release that boy to me

Ghost
---…Roselette, we excel at aeromanser
The reason for your request, to help you against that person
However, he is---…
Much too inexperienced!! Too much of a fool!!
We will help, but it is important that unheard of disgrace never fall onto our family!!

Pg 12

Roselette
…Big brother…
No---… No, that boy
The youngest boy will certainly take action

<A teenaged boy appears in a magic circle and starts to open his eyes>

Roselette
Because he is a really "cool" boy
No need to worry!!

Pg 13

Ghost
Rose…

<There are sounds of the building shaking>

Ghost
Ka…

Pg 14

<A wall of the apartment blows outward onto the street>

Ghost
Karuno!?
He is acting in his sleep, again

Karuno

Pg 15

Karuno
Fuueahuoh…? (Meaning uncertain)

Pg 16

Roselette
Karuno! Wake up Karuno!!

<Rose floats through the ceiling to Karuno>

Roselette
Yeesh, how could have the sleeping spell on him weaken
The "spread" is complete, Karuno. Turn around and see Hong Kong!!

Karuno
---…
Roselette…

Roselette
Get a hold of yourself
You have arrived in your battlefield, Karuno Guino

Pg 17

Roselette
"Hong Kong Jack the Ripper"
Because he is a strong enemy!

<Elsewhere, a woman is reading the paper as her housekeeper Monica does dishes>

Wife
"Jack the Ripper has appeared again" it says
He is targeting young women. You better be careful as well, Monica

Monica
Jack the Ripper…what is that? Ma'am
<Sumeragi's note: Monica isn't speaking her first language, thus the reason for the katakana; very annoying to translate>

Pg 18

Wife
Let's see…wait
There could be a description here---…

Narration
"Jack the Ripper"
"A hundred years ago, a killing demon appeared in London committing horrible murders"
"On the morning of August 8, 1888, it is said that the murdered body of a prostitute was discovered on the street in the poor section of town"
"The woman's corpse had a slashed throat and a torn stomach---…"
"Soon after, there was a similar killing in a corner of a small town near the Thames river"
"These cases were most mysterious, happening in front of the police and vigilance organizations"
"At some point, the murdered women were exposed in merciless poses"
"With the poses of the corpses, they began to intensify the unraveling of the mystery that sent shudders through London"

Pg 19

Narration
"The police suddenly declared to call of the search (reasons unclear)"
"Shrouded in mystery, this case was called a puzzle within a puzzle"
"Only the name "Jack the Ripper" is engraved into history"
"The victims of this case, the five confirmed and supposed six people, are of little note"
"In other words, the serial killer became famous throughout the world because of his numerous victims"

Wife
Now, in Hong Kong, there are killings happening in the same way
Throats cut, stomachs ripped open---…intestines wrapped around the shoulders

Monica
How awful. Why would someone do it

Narration
A person born from the darkness and then disappeared into the darkness

Wife
Truly…it gives me the chills

Pg 20

Monica
Who would cut like that to cause pain…
Mystery and
Terror---…

<Back to the twosome on the roof>

Karuno
There's a night sky over the city, but the clouds are still light

Roselette
It is because of the building lights reflecting back

Pg 21

Karuno
And so that vomitus bastard of a betrayer is somewhere in this city
…I was brought here to kill him? Roselette?

Roselette
You haven't changed, you hopeless boy
I said nothing about killing, and it wouldn't be that simple

Karuno
You didn't call me for that purpose?

Roselette (giggling)
…Me?
Have you kill someone?

Pg 22

Roselette
You misunderstand. I called you because you are always an overacting, screw up magician

Karuno

Roselette
You should've studied harder

Karuno
Wa…wait a moment…? I'm a screw up…?

Roselette
That is, you are a screw up magician of the screw ups
"The King of Screw Ups"

Pg 23

Roselette
You should've tried harder

Karuno


King
Of…screw ups
---…
…pathetic
Che…
---…perhaps
By pulling off his arms, ripping off his legs
Then slicing the bottom of his body into eighths
I can make that vomitus bastard into a human octopus

Pg 24

<Karuno envisions his "human taco-san">

Karuno
Let me tell you, slicing into eighths
Is one of this Karuno's most enjoyable skills
Blood, blood, blood, blood

If it's a magician, this might be refreshing

Roselette
…There are many things you don't know about this case

Pg 25

Roselette
The women Jack the Ripper has killed
Has only been five according to the news, but in reality there were six people
---…The latest victim was eliminated. By the way, all the girls have been normal
I don't understand how the enemy is choosing his sacrifices
Despite the girls he has killed
He probably hasn't achieved his goal---…those girls
I am sure there is some method or reasoning behind his choices
…By the way, Karuno

Pg 26

Roselette
---…There is a fish

<Karuno looks into the dark sky, seeing nothing>

Karuno
Is he a guy…that uses magic

Roselette
You can surely see for yourself

Pg 27

Roselette
Well?
Can you see it?
A magic user, you ask. Currently, he is one kind of ectoplasm
His other self is a spirit body
Can you possibly see it?

Karuno

Roselette
In what form?

Karuno
…a fish

Pg 28

Roselette

What kind of fish?

Karuno
…a…
A whale…

Roselette
That's not even a fish!! Can't you see anything!?
Yeesh, that's why you're a screw up
Screw up, screw up, screw up---

Karuno
… (stress mark)

Pg 29

<Elsewhere, a man sits in the dark>

Mystery Man
You have returned…?

<Something goes into his cup, and an image of a goldfish appears>

Pg 30

<He drinks the contents of the cup>

Mystery Man
…Indeed, I haven't seen him. I expected someone of the Holy Knights would be sent
Unbelievable that the Guino family has been commissioned by the Knights
I didn't expect them to send a beauty

Pg 31

Mystery Man
These several hundred years I've been collecting, I've known of this group that has trained warriors for a long time
Oh, oh…more and more so, this is a pathetic person
A rather beautiful one, but trained just three years…
Pretty young to be thrown into the deep waters of black magic
What does he desire, this young magician

Pg 32

<At a McDonalds>

Karuno
A Big Mac and fillet of fish and
Orange juice and---…

Employees
Thank you very much
…Say, that boy just now
He had a rather strange appearance
Uun…he was distressed about ordering, but

Pg 33

Employees
Since he had a nice face, I think he was alright
Guess so

<Karuno eats in the park, remembering childhood days>

Karuno
(Roselette) "Aeromanser"
(Roselette) The origin of the name comes from the Greek words "Arial" and "Mandeil"
(Roselette) In other words, it reads the flowing of air
(Roselette) We see shapes in the air currents and clouds
(Roselette) There we find the hidden spirits
(Roselette) We tell the future with the wind and borrow the wind's power
(Roselette) ---…That is aeromanser

Pg 34

Karuno
So she said… It's always in my thoughts
I don't understand this business whatsoever
(Roselette) That's why there is a difference between "elemental" and "ancestor spirit"
(Roselette) "Elemental" comes from the will of your body---…
(Roselette) Use your imagination
(Roselette) What can you see in that cloud
(Young Karuno) …underwear

(Young Karuno) Oneechan, didn't you want me to use my imagination
(Roselette) …I am a Spartan
(Roselette) Karuno, you escaped and bought that stuff again!!
(Roselette) Don't you know it is bad for your body!?

Pg 35

Karuno
…n?

<Karuno sees a young woman (Monica) walking in the park>

Pg 36

Monica
…Eh…?

Pg 37

Monica
E-eto…?
What is…with him…
He seems…like a strange boy
He is…looking over here?

<Karuno bows European style to her>

Karuno
…How are you doing

Pg 38

Karuno
All night long, Roselette was gathering the wind
Around here, we will meet the enemy we've searched for

Monica
Eh…?
E-eto…excuse me
Um…

Karuno
You will be next
No doubt about it
---That body
It has been polluted by this city

Pg 39

<Karuno gets close to her, holding his wrapped Big Mac on her cheek>

Karuno
You will be killed by Jack the Ripper

Pg 40

Karuno
…Poor thing
It really does hurt
When your intestines are pulled out

<He takes a deep bite into his burger>

Pg 41

Monica
Kya-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Police
…What is it!?

<Karuno has disappeared from sight>

Monica
That boy just now…

Bystanders
Even though it's only afternoon, it's nice that more police is on alert
It is because they are on advance watch for that demon of a murderer
Seems they lost a corpse after five minutes of finding it

Pg 42

Policemen
Where did he attack from, since you don't know where he ran to---…

Monica
(Karuno) You are next
(Karuno) To be killed by Jack the Ripper

<Rose and Karuno hide behind some bushes, the bishonen still eating>

Roselette
…You disgust me
Why did you harass her?

Karuno
I was just frightening her. She shouldn't be walking by herself, anyway

Roselette
Even though you were in truth bullying her
What have you been eating, anyway

Karuno
They had hot water at the Hong Kong McDonalds

Pg 43

<Rose punches Karuno in the head>

Roselette
…Anyhow, you also noticed something unusual…about that girl

Karuno
…That hurt, Neesan…

Roselette
You know that as people live ordinary lives, their bodies little by little get "dirtied," right?
It gathers in the atmosphere, in the food, therefore a magician mustn't be mistaken about what he eats
…and yet
I'll say it right out, that girl can't get dirtier than you
As women come of age, on average after four to five years, it's impossible to be purified

Karuno
It'll be okay if I protect her
Since that vomitus bastard uses magic

Pg 44

Karuno
I want to protect her
…Isn't that why Roselette called for me

Roselette
For over twelve years, with an Aeromanser candidacy, you still can't communicate with the ancestor spirits

Karuno
I can do other things

Roselette
You'll do it?

Karuno
I'll do it

Pg 45

Roselette
---…
Really?

Karuno
…un
I'll do it

Roselette
Even now, in this world, the little changes in things are still hidden within history
Even so, they continuously inherit the several black arts out there

Pg 46

Roselette
Nature and the supernatural have come to conflict
With science, a completely different system to explain the mysteries of the world
And so, this magic has also continuously passed down through people
Like in my family, the Guino Clan
…And then, that day
Karuno had come
For several decades, I waited for a new little brother
---…He had memories from before his five years of age
Also, he held a strong will, and a recklessness

Pg 47

<A young Karuno fights with a snake several times larger than himself, and assumedly beats it>

Roselette
In truth, he surprised me
Although he was a child
Once he said he'd do something
He was a child that would certainly do it
(Karuno) Wouldn't you call me cool…?
Since Karuno told me he'd do this
…It will be okay,
although he is excessive

Pg 48

Roselette
Yes,
This Karuno Guino
If he says he will do it, it will certainly be done
He will protect that woman

Pg 49

Karuno
Let's do this, human octopus-san winner!!

<At the police station>

Policeman
---…All right, so the face you remember isn't among these pictures…?

Pg 50

Monica
---…Yes
The person who threatened me isn't here

Policeman A
Are you certain?
This boy was talking about that criminal serial killer, and we don't have many suspects
Well…we have too few numbers to put someone everyplace we want---…

Policeman B
This was probably part of a string of pranks

Pg 51

Monica
---…But

Policeman A
With the media is making a ruckus with Jack the Ripper, he would be an idiot to appear

Monica
Was that a prank I saw---…

Policeman A
It's okay, there's a lot being said on the television
Call it an abnormal event, and the media will appear with interest in the female victim of the criminal
It seems the victim and criminal are both foreigners. Where are you from---

Policeman B
…Didn't she say American?

Policeman A
I'm not worried about this girl

Monica
Was it really…a prank---…?

<The police take Monica back to her home>

Wife
---…Monica!?

Pg 52

Wife
Why are the police…!! What's happening here
You are okay, right, since the husband and I can't take time off from work for housework?

Monica
…I'm sorry

Policeman
We called you and all you are concerned about is the protection of your job?
After this, I may have to report it as mistreatment of your Philippine woman

Wife
What are you say, how rude!

Monica
---…I'll hurry and make dinner

Wife
I'll accept that. The children are also hungry
…Man
He was a disgusting, inferior man. Don't go out again, Monica

Monica
Understood

Pg 53

<Monica attempts to read a newspaper>

Monica
The case of Jack the Ripper---…
The…first…of the victims…
---…e-eto, central…of…e-eto
The grammar…is difficult
E-eto
---…e-eto…

Narration
In present day Hong Kong---…

Pg 54

Narration
Approximately 120,000 Philippines live there
The majority are called nurses, women that work as live-in housekeepers
Different from Japan, in Hong Kong there are primarily two-income families, so leaving the home to the housekeeper is sensible
It's easiest to work for loaned money, so the Philippine nurses call this a necessity for surviving

Monica
Uhn, from the college graduate with the good head downstairs I've learned various things on the weekends
I don't understand the newspaper
I don't get what happened today but…
But this city is a good place for me…
Compared to my country, I can earn lots and lots of money here by working hard
This is also a good family
Working here, I could make good money

Pg 55

Monica
I will work hard here, with this family
Then, someday, I can return home---…

Husband
My, it seems you had a rough time today

Monica
Ah…yes

Daughter
Mo-na, turn up the cooler

Monica
Sure

Husband
It's still hot, isn't it…even the Japanese customers complained about it
People of Hong Kong are knows worldwide for their air conditioners, clanging from overuse
But with this hear, we can't stop using the cooler

Monica
…yes

Pg 56

Husband
This new one sounds good

Monica
Yes

<Elsewhere, a ghost of a man talks to himself, then to his young male servant, Sherlock>

Mystery Man
…fuumu…
That boy…has also hurried to contact with the person of "possessing divine"
That is---…doesn't yet have the divine, but she is a child that may still be purified…
…Well, how should we handle this…fumu?
However, there are plenty of other candidates that could possess the divine

Pg 57

Mystery Man
If we find the girl for her hide, will this boy come and fight us…?
Soon, I also want to see the power of this Guino magician
Sherlock
You are my only attendant. I don't want to lose you from a mistake
I promise not to scold you. It's okay to run from this obvious danger

Pg 58

Sherlock
Your words pain my heart. This wouldn't be the first time master has scolded me
…Further, you don't know what kind of magic the Guino magician uses
I lack talent; my incompleteness I know well
If there is something to fear, I will certainly escape and come here
At that time, please shelter me

Pg 59

<Something comes from Mystery Man's mouth into Sherlock's eye>

Sherlock
Ah…!

Mystery Man
…Your eye is
My eye

Sherlock
Yes, use the eye as I leave

Pg 60

<At the apartment, Monica is awakened by a voice>

Voice
Isn't it hard to sleep…with this heat…

Monica
---…Uh

Pg 61

Monica
n…
---…!?
Just now…what was that voice…
…the wind?

Pg 62

<Monica leaves her room to discover the apartment door open>

Monica
Wh…why!?
Why is the door open? Who opened it…!?
I should shut it…
It's…it's dangerous. Anyone could enter
What's happening…

Pg 63

<She hesitates closing the door>

Monica
---…
Perhaps
Perhaps…someone has already come inside
Would it be right to shut the door…?

Wife
Monica!
Monica, what are you doing?
Shut the door

Pg 64

<The wife appears in just underwear and her flesh melting off>

Wife
I think the cooler needs to be turned up…
Can't help it with this heat…
A-ah…man
This city is really hot
…You're wearing rather thick clothing
Take them off. You can't sleep wearing that

Pg 65

<The rest of the family appears, their flesh melting off, too>

Wife
Want some help…?

<Terrified, Monica runs away and opens the door to go outside>

Pg 66

Monica
---…!?
I---…I
I just opened the door---…!?
How?
But, but the door was already open…!!

<Sherlock appears, knife in hand>

Sherlock
Thank you for opening the door
This way

Pg 67

Sherlock
You can't go back

<Sherlock gets Monica back inside. The family is asleep on the floor, their bodies back to normal>

Pg 68

Sherlock
Despite how it seems, we are the ones awake
Certainly, this is strange to you
---…
This magic isn't all powerful
Over a hundred times I have done what is called Doryuado, taking control of the spirit, achieving a contract with the spirit
We put those to sleep and show them a dream
With this jewel, our power is amplified…
…And so

<Sherlock holds a sphere stone over the family members, controlling their movements. He gives one a knife>

Pg 69

Sherlock
Sleeping people can be controlled---…
However, I also, we also aren't all powerful
The effect of control depends on the place, time, and the spirit strength of the opponent
More than anything, we are held back be naively closed doors and windows
We are usually elated to expose the hidden parts of the human heart---…
And give them dreams and illusions to see
Compel them to do things within their hearts that they don't do
---…We can't open doors or kill people

Pg 70

<The man comes closer with the knife>

Monica
D…don't…
Why?

Sherlock

Is it necessary to question reason at the time of death
Magic is the truth
But that doesn't answer why
The awaking of the phenomenon is the important thing
In actuality, I am bound by my promise. We
Truthfully, I don't know about "Doryuado"

Pg 71

Sherlock
…With girls
It's a great feeling when they listen to me
Poor thing
Even though the locked door hindered us
It was simple to give you a dream to see
Aren't you lonely…?
In a foreign country, surrounded by strangers in order to make a living
Truly, there is fear somewhere in your heart
That's why in your dream, the people of this family scared you
…With the dream, you opened the door
Never will you leave from here
Like the princess locked up by the evil witch---…

Pg 72

Sherlock
You won't return home someday---…

<The door starts shaking>

Pg 73

Sherlock
Is that you, the Guino magician

Pg 74

<The door is dented inward by some invisible force>

Sherlock
Poltergeist!?

Pg 75

<Suddenly the carpet is ripped from the floor and lifted upwards>

Monica
!?
Kya-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Sherlock
The carpet is
Wh…what is this…

Pg 76/77

<Wrapped in the carpet, Monica is knocked against the wall and falls unconscious>

Monica
Uh…

Sherlock
Wh…what happened…
What kind of magic is this!?

Pg 78

<Across the street on the roof, Karuno seems satisfied>

Karuno
…I knocked the girl into the window

Roselette
He's such the idiot. My head hurts
…In this world, he enjoys being a bully to any girl as well as this girl
Since I know your way is violent, I'll overlook this as a special case

Pg 79

Roselette
However, if you harass her anymore, I won't forgive you
…Wasn't it a promise, Karuno?

<Karuno gets out his slingshot, pulling back>

Karuno
…Ready

Pg 80

Karuno
…Let's go killing

<Karuno fires at the apartment, windows exploding apart>

Pg 81/82/83

Roselette
Wa…wait, that was an explosive…
If you're going to long jump, please ride the wind
You know it is only permissive to harass the enemy!?

<Karuno jumps across the street to the apartment building>

Karuno
Understood

Pg 84

Karuno
I'm allowed to bully the enemy, right?

<Inside the apartment, Sherlock is a bit shaken up as he stares at the broken glass>

Sherlock
…An…explosion…?
Is he something like a repressed terrorist…
Dealing with people while outside. What a rude guy
…should I run for it

Pg 85

<Sherlock heads for outside the apartment>

Sherlock
Anyhow, I haven't determined what kind of magic he uses
The main thing is how that barbarian attacked a public building like that…
I can't play around with this opponent
The door…is bent out of shape
But, why
Does he only have that power
Won't he attack me directly---…?

Pg 86

<Directly outside the apartment, Sherlock comes face to face with Karuno>

Karuno
…There isn't time
…Where is that vomitus bastard?

Sherlock
---…Who is that?
I don't know anyone by that vulgar name

Karuno
"Ernest Ram Guino"---…
---…Is the name Jack the Ripper better?
Anyhow, the traitorous, vomitus bastard

Pg 87

Sherlock
I know some about the Guino family
I was born is this city---
My blood isn't of this country, however
I am a part of this city
This birth place is in a time of upheaval---
To know the future of this city, I will take as many stomachs of women as needed
Tell me what is wrong with that…!!

Pg 88

<Karuno pulls out his slingshot>

Karuno
That a guy wants to divine the future is bad enough to digust me!

Sherlock
You bast…

<The fluid from before starts to drip from Sherlock's eye>

Ram
That is
Even now, the magicians words joke---…

Sherlock
Uwah…!?

Karuno
Ge…!?

Pg 89

<The focus goes to inside the apartment with Rose and Monica, where they can hear Karuno outside>

Karuno
Gi-i-i-i-ah-ah-ah. What is that, it's grossing me out!!

Roselette
Will that boy be okay
…I'm sorry

<Monica sits up, still dazed>

Monica
---…Uh

Roselette
…You were to be used as a tool to foresee the future

Pg 90

Roselette
---…Since long ago
There are many methods to predict the future
By cards, the stars, ice, fire, wind---…from all of these, humans can read the future
…In this future, there are certainly frightening things
…Ram in ancient times studied the magic of Etoruria
From that he divined in Rome, he gained interest in inheriting one form of fortune telling
And so, in his education, he finished this lost method
Now, he has awakened in Hong Kong. Only by accident does he resemble the infamous name of a hundred years passed
One could say he is a serial killer, but it's really different

<During her talk, Karuno is fighting both Sherlock and the glob that came from his eye>

Pg 91

Roselette
"Splanchnomancy"
The secret of reading a country's future using the entrails of the sacrifice---…
…Ram's is a poor soul when you think about it

<Rose blasts open the air conditioner, revealing a magic circle inside>

Roselette
I see, this is it
Everyday with the breeze blowing through, a human body is purified
And so he could divine the future from you, if he had taken you

Pg 92

Roselette
To steal the high blood of the Guino family---…
To use this thing---…?
…Come with me, young lady
…Three days. After three days, we will return you to this dead-end job
Until then, we will give you protection
Something the police or anyone else cannot do

Pg 93

Roselette
There is a limit to our interference in this world as a secret family
That man broke the vow by trying to use your body to foresee the future of Hong Kong
Without us, you can't be protected
True, me and

Pg 94

<Sherlock runs from Karuno>

Karuno
A-ah, hey you bastard
Don't run away

Roselette
And that boy, alone---…

<Karuno chants, producing a wind that encircles him and then causes buildings nearby to fall apart>

Pg 95

Ram
---…

Police
Uwah…!!

Karuno
Che…

Pg 96

Monica
What's---…happening---…?

Pg 97

Monica
I don't understand---…

<Overwhelmed, Monica falls back unconscious>

Pg 98

<Monica awakens in a bed that has flowers on it. Thumps come from another room>

Monica
---…?
A nice smell…

Pg 99

<Monica leaves her room to find Karuno practicing with his slingshot>

Pg 100

Monica
Y…Y…!
You…Y…

Karuno
…Chi
…crazy…
Despite what I did, it's no good

<He brushes flower petals off the frightened woman>

Pg 101

Monica
---…?

Karuno
With the smell of those, a restless person can get sleep
…within reason

<Little angels with Rose's face circle Karuno's head calling him a screw up>

Karuno
Sorry for being a screw up

Monica
Who---… Who are you---?

Pg 102

Karuno
---…
Don't know

<He leaves the room towards the dining room, Monica following behind>

Monica
Wh…where is this…?
Um… Why am I ---…
The people at the apartment…?
That wasn't a dream?
…a strange boy came---…

Karuno
Was that me?

Pg 103

Monica
No…not you…No…! Not that…!!
What…is this? Really, who are you---…?
…that's right
Perhaps there was a young girl…

Karuno
That was my older sister

Monica
---older sister?

Karuno
In truth, I don't even know her age
Since I was a child, she's looked that old
It was strange with me being raised in an organization which everyone was born into
That spirit brought me into the organization
In a world of violent abilities, in which an ordinary person can't exist

Pg 104

Karuno
Who knows how long that organization has existed either
Somehow, they were born far from the ordinary, like that scout who appeared
Since he can't come unless suitable different, the chosen guy was certainly not of an ordinary level

Monica
Th…that boy seemed..?

Karuno
Was he normal?

Monica
---…
…And you?

Karuno
---…don't know
…At the beginning, it wasn't to scout, but to kill as I was told

Pg 105

Karuno
…As a child, I was locked up
Among them, as a wealthy person I could've escaped, but now I can't run away towards freedom
So, to speak frankly, a guy who says he is normal really isn't that kind of guy
There is too much I don't know

Monica
…I
Really…
Don't understand at all…

Pg 106

Monica
You, either… And the boy…
Everything… what can I say about everything…!?

Karuno
Just say
Those people will kill you
Say that
I and my sister won't kill you
They as well as us
In your point of view, which isn't much different from a monster?
It's okay to remember that one difference

Pg 107

Karuno
You were born in normalcy with nothing to worry about
Shortly, you won't have to be concerned with people like us
---My sister was tired, so she went to sleep
We probably won't leave here
Eat some of this grass for food and get some sleep

Monica
---…
Um…
I have a request…

Pg 108

Monica
After I eat this, is it okay to wash out the blood…?

Karuno
Wha!?

Monica
I…
Since there's nothing I can do and I can't calm down…

Karuno

…You can't sit back and relax, can you

Monica
Uh…

Pg 109

Monica
Um
Probably…

Karuno

… My sister
When Roselette wakes up, she'll be upset with me, so could you keep this talk to yourself
It's just garbage, afterall

<Karuno starts walking away and stops>

Monica

Karuno

Say, can you also cook…?

Pg 110

Karuno
But…but have hidden meat…
…can you cook this?

Monica
---un

Karuno
Can you make a lot?

Monica
Un…I could do that

Karuno
Really?
You've really saved me

Monica
Eh…Th…
Thank you
Wha…
What'd you know
Even though he called himself a monster
Even though he is scary

Pg 111

Monica
Uh…un…?
Anyhow, what kind of flavor would he like…?

<Karuno walks happily away singing "dinner, dinner, meat, meat, meat". He stops when he hears coughing>

Pg 112

<In her room, Rose is coughing up something>

Roselette
---…Uh…
---…!

Pg 113

Roselette
---… After
About two days and a half, it seems

Karuno
---…Always

Pg 114

<He leans against the wall>

Karuno
---…There is only you for me, Roselette
Among the group, I don't like anyone
There is no one else---…

Pg 115

Karuno
---…A-ah
What do I see in that girl?
The time when I was asleep, she wasn't allowed near me…

 

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