Young Magician, by Narushima Yuri
Volume One Translation, by Sumeragi
italics - thoughts, unspoken
(name) - person speaking in thoughts
< > - actions
<Karuno is sleeping>
--- I don't like sleep
Probably because I don't have decent memories---
--- e-eto ?
The sound of waves
Where could this be --- ? ( Why do I always think this--- )
Where am I
--- Where is this?
Why is this always a mystery---
A child is crying
Fa--- ather, Mother
--- calling out
Right, I know this---
How many times
How many times have I seen this
<A boy, obviously young Karuno, walks through a damaged house while he himself seems injured>
You could I know it very well --- this dream
As I think of it it doesn't change
No matter how much I search, no one is here
There was a lot of fighting
My Oneechan got violent
It didn't effect me, being on a large bike
I was getting some things to cause mischief
Two days previously
I fell into the pool when we fired water guns
I got angry about it at that moment, though---
<Young Karuno sees some bat-winged demons ahead of him>
Don't go, stop !!
Don't listen to their voices--- !!
Stop !! That thing wasn't there
You couldn't see that thing!! --- !!
<One of the demons holds the upper half of a body and two legs>
<Karuno wakes up when the couch he was sleeping on splits in two>
Wh what !!
<A tear falls down Karuno's cheek>
The sofa is
I do things in my sleep
Although, I didn't intend on sleeping
About how long have I been out?
About an hour. Um
Are are you okay?
It happens all the time. It's nice when I don't attack my surroundings when I sleep
<As he cleans up the mess of fluff>
I feel like I had the same dream
I can never remember it once I wake up
(Monica) Who are--- you?
--- I don't know
I don't even know my name---
I can remember---
<Flashback to shortly after when his dream takes place>
<Young Karuno, bleeding, is sitting in a cave as village people come in>
It's him--- over there
I think that's the young master of the villa where that stuff happened
Why doesn't anyone shelter him?
He gets violent when someone touches him
Even if he is a bad kid, we should do something
It's seriously like he is possessed by a demon
But he is a child. Can't we pin him down with our strength as adults?
Now come here
(Demon) --- Come
--- Stop it. Isn't that boy terrified
Don't touch me
He is fighting with too much strength---
<From a cliff overlooking the cave, a man (Haiman) casts a spell and lighting hits Karuno>
That was frightening---
One strike, well done, Haiman-dono
A-ah, but shouldn't it be necessary to kill all those around the boy?
We came here to find an interesting person
<Elsewhere at some building, Karuno is held in a cell. He's bloody and has spear-like objects sticking out from his side>
Haiman-dono? Perhaps the hope of the Holy Knights
I had a chance to see and speak to him while subjugating some demons
Since the boy can't be kept with the Holy Knights, we'll give him up for adoption at a good place
He sure is a skitish boy
But, is he alive like that
He was handled while in an excited state, so it was necessary to take care of him or dispose of him
Where is this
Well ? This boy ate what rank of demon did you say ?
<Some time later, the five-year-old Karuno is cleaned up and shackled hand and foot>
--- Your family has been decided
The old and distinguished Guino family
We've invested in your strange abilities
However, while one could say that you are a person on the edge, because you have a good ability
Make sure no one can deny that and put it to practical use
We will ask the Guino family to take care of you for the moment
Only study your materials, and the family will care for you
Don't you have any appreciation for this--- ?
<Karuno is taken to a village made of caves in a hill>
Around here it's simplistic carvings into harden layers
How many centuries previously did the Islam believers drive us away, making us live in hiding
We migrated here a hundred years ago
From now on, you will live here---
--- Even now
I am suddenly taken to this place
I remember them saying this was my home
My memories start from here
Bad smells float around
Dark, bright--- chants muttered in low voices
I don't know this home
--- The pool?
That's the first thing I've heard from your mouth. What?
What did you just say?
P.K. (polykinesis)!? We will try to verify that power in this boy while he is here.
Also, this boy seems to have a violent temper. We couldn't lay a hand on him without him going crazy.
What is that about!? I've heard of people having more special talent than that
--- That is, this one's power seems to easily show itself
It's because that he himself does it unconsciouslessly, the intensity lacks a stopping point, one could say
Essentially, his power of PK is suppressed and warped. It's reasonable that it may not be an innate ability
Even with various testing, it's still not understood
Well, we pray nothing differing the glasses of the Holy Knights' palace
But with those eyes, he doesn't want to see
What are they talking about
That's about me
What do they have so much to talk about
This is wrong
How is this my home
My home is---
My home ?
<Rose places a hand on Karuno's shoulder>
Say, your legs aren't they cold?
Welcome. I'll make you something warm to drink
--- Roselette-sama! Please be careful handling that child again and again
It's okay! I've heard about some of those events
Uwah--- such long hair
I can't believe this cute boy would
<And the 'kawaii' boy slaps her smiling face>
Don't strike a lady's face, you rude boy
<She says as she knocks him on the head>
Stop, don't provoke him
What's that, don't say stupid things
<He sure doesn't look happy at being pounded which won't be for the first time in his life>
Children are supposed to say "I'm sorry," and you'll certainly get used to it
Everyone else as well, if you say one word about it. By not provoking a boy like this, it'd be impossible to raise him
I don't know how much of a pest he is, but I can also have a temper like hot iron
We know that---
Isn't that right? Looks like you'll have a hard time as my brother ©
YOU STUPID BITCH
This isn't my home---
D don't touch me so easily
Since, I'll kill you---!!
<Young Karuno runs away>
Wa --- Wait
Don't go after him!
Since he'll come looking for me later
Is that so
That's why we didn't want him touched
How much of this year have our words been turned around. Hasn't she become a strong girl
Let's give up
That year, he wasn't alone and he couldn't cry---
Although he had a bit of a lonely spirit
Was it about three years until I caught him smiling--- ?
<The flashback ends>
<Roselette wakes from her dream, tears running down her cheeks>
--- Ah, this isn't good
The smell of meat--- ?
Again, that idiot
<Rose goes into the other room where Karuno is gesturing Monica for second>
--- A storm is coming
.from behind you?
An official announcement of a Signal 3. Current wind velocities are 30 knots per hour
A large typhoon is approaching. By midnight it could reach a Signal 8
--- The storm. Won't it be bigger than the Signal 3?
3 is just the beginning. We will know when the typhoon gets closer
With that warning, all the boats in the bay will stop. The schools in Hong Kong will close as well.
--- Well, with this just as the beginning, it will be a terrible storm
It's normal here in Hong Kong to get many typhoons
There are Signals 1 through 10
Everyday in the summer, there is a check since it would be terrible to be caught unaware
How long are you going to be a screw up
I know nothing about that
Your weather forecast wasn't off mark
Well, just as expected
when the storm clears up, you can go home
You people who are you?
I don't understand
--- That's fine
I'd agree, but I don't understand either
That's not acceptable from you
What? I can't connect with the nature of this world
You don't have the ability
--- That right?
--- Spirits, the time is coming near
That is your true name
--- Don't look for your friends
Since there isn't anyone left from your time
--- What is this
--- You don't know anything. You haven't done anything to understand yourself
A human that doesn't do anything
About talent, it is ten years too early to talk about it
Long ago, could you really not see anything?
<The roof blows off due to the wind>
Didn't they say it was the beginning, a Signal 3
Then why did the roof blow off
Because locally it is now about an 8
What I want to know
Could you really not see anything--- ?
<Karuno thinks back to his vague memories, about the bat-like wings>
I can't see it
I didn't see it---
The dream I can't remember---
The smell of sulfur
The odor of decay
Whispers of something
I mustn't listen
(Monica) Who---are you?
(Haiman) --- You have to decide, like an ordinary person, how to live your life
--- I I
(Haiman) Since certainly unnatural things will gather around you
Somehow--- Enough, you were in a deep sleep
I don't think it is unreasonable, since you say you don't have memory
Primarily, even if you don't want to speak truthfully about why you don't want to stop being a magician
However, it's probably because you can't run away
--- Of course, it's the same as me not growing old
I cut my hair and nails that grew everyday, but
Within my body, it functions in time measurements like regular time periods
--- In the end, over time this hair and these nails stopped growing
I have always wondered
Why does this only happen to me
I've separated from friends and relatives, after joining the Guino family, I've always wondered
Even now, I don't know
Nobody could explain it
--- Can't help it
Never changing, stranger than everyone, I'm that type of girl
Despite that, I'm self confident
You are, now
It made me sad to think I'd spend eternity in this form, to one day be the only person in this world
However, there's certainly more than that
I say to myself, it doesn't matter
--- Isn't that right?
I have self-confidence ©
Karuno, you were the only one to always speak down to me---
--- Long ago
This also happened
(Roselette) --- I can't stand it. It's not pleasing to have a reputation
(Roselette) Since your body has gotten so big, you should grasp onto your studies
(Karuno) What with that
(Roselette) What, want me to look bad because you are a screw up?
(Karuno) Alright, alright
(Roselette) Will it always be like that ?
(Roselette) --- Losing to your calmness
(Roselette) ---Always unyielding
(Roselette) The eternal woman
(Roselette) --- I sometimes think we are truly like a little brother and big sister
(Roselette) Although a screw up, he is my supreme man
Go fight, since you certainly
Won't lost to anyone
In the case you truly can't see
He is a person of my level. There's nothing you can do to an eccentric, heartlessly holding onto life
However you live, don't question the most special thing
--- You are human first
Well? Can you see it?
I can't see it---listen---no matter what you say, I have tried hard
It seems like something is there
<Speaking to Monica...>
Despite the things that may happen, don't leave here
The food was delicious
I owe you one
<As she does magic...>
Well! What's this formation?
To raise magical power
Yes, correct answer
I know plenty
Since earth is earth, the feel of alternating east to west cannot be erased
The spirits here are very solid
<An image of a dragon flies in the clouds>
<Elsewhere, a window breaks apart from a sign crashing though>
<Ram, in sunglasses, is speaking to a couple older men>
Sherlock, get away from the window
It is near. It would be best for you to be saying goodbye
We leave it to you
--- Is this an example of the consequences of foretelling?
Certainly, in a few days
Your powers are amazing. We will be waiting
If possible, that is, I wish to give thanks for before
Anyhow, as a person holding onto life---
To the best of my ability, I think it can be handled in this world
More so, please be careful returning home
<The men leave and it is just Sherlock and Ram in the room>
Today, there is an especially strong appearance of a spirit wind
Perhaps, we will be getting a bothersome visit here by someone we know
The Guino wind user, is she planning to control this storm?
--- In nature, there are several ways to use an awakened storm
That sorceress is doing it
Over there, she is being careless, simply showing her hand since she isn't our opponent
--- But even though ripped apart, it was insignificant
Since it was the stomach of someone childlike
Person in the City
It seems the roof of that building over there blew off
It's really bad this year
Person in the City
No joking, the bed of the children should be pulled from the window
Person in the City
Last year, the peninsula's parking area was flooded
It's also said that nine Roll Royce cars got taken
The wind velocity investigated overseas have grown strong
More than before, care is---
--- If it's water, I have several ways to use it
Shall we provide opposition
<Ram forms a dragon of water to meet against Rose's dragon of wind>
--- I've found you, Ram
<Elsewhere, Haiman is playing chess against someone>
--- It's gotten rough in Hong Kong
The Guino family is fighting amongst themselves
The Guino family hmmm
<As the dragons fight each other >
--- Go Karuno!!!
Since I've pinned down Ram's magic!
You are welcome to strike that octopus without worry!!
My dragon will lead you to his location
If you can't see it, follow your intuition!
--- Karuno !
Do your best
You always were
And always will be
A sweet boy
You probably can't hear me--- ?
You probably don't know?
I hate gloominess
That unknowing face
That never changing attitude
Being with you
Has made me very happy---
<When Karuno has left on his hunt, Roselette has a coughing fit>
Watch out !! What is it? Are you okay?
I'm fine. I can't help it anymore
I've gotten weak
<Back at the Ram/Sherlock apartment>
--- The force of the wind is weakening
Reaching the mouth, there is still time so we mustn't be unprepared
By the way, Sherlock, it was stormy the day when I met you
You laughed at my inexperienced skills
It has been painful since
You followed walking after me
Your yelling was amusing
--- The Guino family magician
I have one memory of him
I has a closed off shell of myself, placing much weight into research
Reflecting back on it, I had forsaken the movement of the actual world and that organization---
It's not clear to me---
--- The desire for supernatural power
Always, I thought I was strange
The Guino magician questioned balance. Is it also the same for him---?
Like your way--- ?
<Karuno runs down the rainy streets, following the wind dragon whether he actually sees it or not>
Seems to be over there
<Back to Sherlock/Ram>
Have you heard of the term "gene"
Sherlock, do you know of "immunization"?
The Guino family accepted experimentation on that pitiful, beautiful boy possibly about ten years ago
I believe he was a "recipient"
It's rather rare to find an unconditional "recipient"
A human nude mouse
Nude mouse ?
<Elsewhere, Haiman is talking to spirits, I think>
He won't become a tool
Considering the magician
It that so
Magic is the result of constant efforts put into studying
In a sense, there is one skill to him
How much of a godsend ability is it
The true situation is without passion on can't study
--- You visited the lost Roselette-dono
Accuracy has yet been reached--- there is an issue with time
Now, all of the girl's intestines burnt to ash will be made into a pattern
Ernest Ram was secretly conspiring with the Chinese government before
The circumstances are that he is a traitor who breaks (Buddhist) commandments mercilessly
I am pleased you gave us Holy Knights our request
He placed dishonor on us. We will dispel it
Roselette had a long relationship with Ram
It's true she was probably careless
Perhaps she intended to speak with him
What kind of magician as he was concentrating power as a outsider of the arts
In time, it is necessary to also be prepared--- we aren't omnipotent
Her friendship to him was rewarded with sudden murder and blood
Magic needing a female, just like a powerless girl, she couldn't resist---
He said to the girl that he set her free from her curse of eternity---
Does that know of these things?
Are you speaking of Karuno? He knows
In Hong Kong, before dispatching him, he was told everything
Just like him, in loyalty from beginning to end he was silent
An understanding of oneself with oneself
Is there a distinguishing thing between himself and the other--- ?
It isn't that one can compare the heart to the dark areas within the heart
Truly, without memories---
--- That is a soul chimera
Already, no a normal "human" and I won't forget your ways
<Karuno is walking in the hurricane, a bit of a murderous grin on his face>
Think about the enemy
Think about the blood and flesh
How's that? A pretty nice tune of mine
Where are you? Soon I'll find out, you vomitus bastard---
<Back to Ram's apartment where the science lecture to a confused Sherlock is taking place>
In the cells of a child, one by one there are 46 fine threads called chromosomes
Among these 46, there are about 50000 DNA pairs which become the blueprints for the child
--- Is this a science talk
--- Yes, this heredity and such is rather recent, within the last hundred years
The length of out time, I'd say it is not because of the existence of souls in child
There is much more than the flesh, many complexities intertwined
Blueprints of the soul, spiritual DNA---
In summary, in our way, people strong in spirituality are those who have surprising abilities
There is a way of thinking that it isn't because everything seems to be strangely intertwined
Herity--- is it? But
My parents didn't have any kind of power
A child receives from the parents two sets of DNA, inheriting one set by a suitable selection
In other words, half is thrown out
This selection is a lottery
Heredity is a variety of increasingly discarded DNA
Consequently, in parents and children and in others
There is a low probability for a person to have intertwining with one's soul
There is that way of thinking
In nature, some lack something called "constitution"
In others, there exists artists that display unusual powers such as the ability to mimic
In the thirteenth century, southern Europe had a discovery of the lifetime, "Ark"---
The secret flower of southern Asia, "Raphito"
The Holy Knight's highest priest, Levi
The Persian sword "Sherazard"
Their abilities are chance appearances of awakened DNA, trained in the same way
And our lovely young man, still---
<Haiman is walking about the Holy Knights place>
I wish an audience with His Eminence Levi!!
Don't be rude, Haiman-sama!!
His Eminence has already gone to bed!
I only want you to ask. I will not hinder your authority
<Back to our science lecture with Ram>
This troubling talk continues
Have you been able to follow, Sherlock?
For instances, take a person possessed by another spirit, by a demon
A person of spiritual ability traps demons or exorcises them
However, who separate both spirits--- ?
In summary, we form the very important premise that the spirits must be divided, the demon repelled
--- This is a situation in which "the spirit is purified by separating it for the body"
A situation called "we, living people, have the superficial knowledge that other things cannot mix"
<Haiman enters the bedroom chambers of Levi>
Despite it being the time for sleep,
I appreciate you accepting my request
Your Eminence, Levi
--- It's been a while, Haiman
<Back to Prof Ram>
Sherlock, my body and your body
Each finger, each strand of hair is made from the same material
Limited in us, children, anyone, him, throughout races of people and others there are but small differences, regardless of being composed of nearly all the same material
<Ram removes his sunglasses to show his eyes are covered by skin>
If you were to tear my skin off and apply it to your skin
It would most likely rot
Because your body would recognize me as "something not you"
For instances, there was a famous experiment preformed
In the body of chickens was placed a brain of a quail to make living things
This way, given a healthy birth, it'd grow up like a quail because of the controlling brain
In situations and in sleep
It's said they died ten days after birth
In the chicken bodies, there are immune cells
Nothing but one's own brain will do, or else it would be chosen as not yours thus an invader and killed
In summary, living things undoubtedly need their own brain
And so the origin of life is lost
"Things that aren't you" won't be accepted within your body
You and others are thinking things
---A thing you can ascertain as yourself
That is formed from your brain and heart
In the marrow of the bone comes the thing called immunity which starts removal
A small amount of several hundred DNA strands control it
Do you understand?
--- someone is coming to this place right now
The lesson will have to wait
--- The wind is also surrounding
What are you planning, Roselette
(Ram) Everyone is made from the same things and of the same solitude
(Roselette) This is true
(Roselette) But it's not the first time it's been said
---My most beloved friend
She was killed with this hand
More than anything, her companionship made me happy---
<Back to Levi's chambers>
In Hong Kong, the devil that is said to appeared, it cannot be stopped
I fear so, Your Eminence
It'll come out
Perhaps, the council didn't have time to look over it
I beseech you, please allow me, Haiman, under the authority of Your Eminence to subjugate it
The elders of Macao are reported to want an incense burner
On the way, look for the devil
With your judgement, even if it means returning to the bottom of the earth
The person at fault will be left to you
<And Haiman leaves the room>
It was said so easily
<Out in the hallway>
You went to his sleeping place ! His Eminence could have told you the extent of his displeasure
--- Are you pleased
Show some reserve and don't speak of it coming out
If it's the girl, she'll make noise. His Eminence knows this
More importantly, gather five people to go to Hong Kong
--- Will the devil really appear?
--- I will
Find that child
<Back to the bedchambers, Levi is talking with mystery woman>
Perhaps in time I'll join the situation due to my responsibility
--- I completely remember the one named Karuno
It's bothered Haiman since a long time ago
I know the beautiful boy
Sincerely, he has warped love from self-denial
There are many abnormalities compared to your magic users
--- Isn't he? It seems he is lacking something
--- a demon eater is it
Limited talk of a child of so much misery
Well, perhaps if the flow of he destiny had been ended
I probably wouldn't have met you, Levi
Unchanging sadness in that princess
Excuse me, Your Eminence Huh?
Weren't you talking with someone ?
--- should I try to meet him?
Huh, the wind
--- Now, I thought there was nothing salvageable in me
But I don't want to grasp death
<As Karuno hunts down his prey, he thinks of the past>
(Priests) Can you remember your true name?
(Priests) Your other name? Your class?
(Priests) What does the fusion feel like?
(Priests) Your soul was born with a problem in the immune system
(Priests) When you were seven
(Priests) You became mentally frightened and shocked when placed in a situation you weren't prepared for
(Priests) For the first time, you came in contact with the enemy life force
(Priests) You almost became a donor to the demon, but before you were made to destroy your own body
I am myself
(Priests) Your innate ability saved you by joining with it
(Priests) Your soul is yours and another's--- person and demon
I am myself
(Priests) They can't be distinguished apart
(Priests) Do you know who you are--- ?
Anyone would be fine
(Priests) Right now
(Priests) Do you believe you are human--- ?
Anything is fine
Whatever is fine about that
Whoever I am is fine
<Karuno crashes into Ram's apartment>
<He pictures Roselette for a moment>
Your calling voice
Decided my name
--- I've found you
A human can't survive with only a soul or body
Usually, while living, you don't mix with others to make sure to protect yourself
Solitude apart, like (water) drops
Except him. His soul doesn't have the power to exclude, so it extends into the heterogeneous
There is something at the very end, that power of rejection as well, it is uncertain if the ability to decide isn't his
In other words, he can fuse with anything
<Karuno using magic rips into Sherlock, creating something like his octopus idea. Oddly, doesn't bother Ram much at all>
I messed up
The head should stay on
Torn to pieces
Is that what you'd call this
It's something like an octopus
There's eight, right? Legs
Next time, I won't mess up
It'll be a large lump
Since I was born, my eyeballs
Too much skin has covered them
Therefore I have surrounded myself with my own spirit energy to be able to see
<Ram practically feels the guy up, and Karuno lets him>
Seemingly with spots of beast
Blood, flesh, and spirit filled with pleasure and sadness
<Karuno attacks Ram with magic, forcing the larger man out a section of wall that blasted away>
I look down on thou from high above and command
I summon thee
Water, suck out the breath of my enemy for eternity, don't sink into this bottomless world of suffering
I order thou with the all of the same power of the master that created the earth and heavens
I become truth, I become supreme, I become master of heaven. Wrap me in the armor of salvation with the face of the dragon
I order thou, the hidden person in water
At once, I demand thine answer to show me thine allegiance
Wind, I call
Return my enemy to the depths of hell for eternity
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