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Shuurei and Ryuuki under the cherry tree for toriru4ever

January 2nd, 2008 (11:29 pm)
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And a Saiunkoku snippet. This one's for Mona and is a continuation roughly from here


--He knew from the start, before Shuurei went to Sa Province, what her answer was.

That's why, at that time, he'd been extremely careful how he did things and not didn't give an ultimatum. If he heard her answer now, he'd end up right where he began.

"Listen! I-I have an ambitious and great plan." Ryuuki tried stating things as firmly as Shuurei had done.

"I'll say it again. I never once said that I wanted your answer!"

"What was that "I love--" embarrassing bit you just said?!"

"That, that was to stock up on happiness. I was lonely, and...... you'll be going back to Sa Province, so I thought I'd replenish my spirit. In any case, all that matters right now is that you know that my feelings haven't changed. That's all!"

"I want to get this over with quickly!"

"I haven't finished setting up my battle formation, so I absolutely refuse!!"

"Do you honestly expect your enemy to just listen and say, 'oh, okay'?!"

It was hard to tell if they were talking romance or about a final battle.

Shuurei was panting as she glared at Ryuuki.

"......You think it'll make a difference if you can finish setting up your battle formation"

"I'm setting it for a reason"

"It's pointless"

"You can tell me that when that time comes. In any case, if you attack now, I'll take the offensive and run for it."

"Where're you taking the offensive there?"

"--To 'me'," Ryuuki murmured as he looked away.

"I'll go for my first and final bet, so why not leave me a chance."

Shuurei slowly exhaled.

......she knew. In light of the power he held, her will was meaningless. He could end all of this with a single word, but he never did.

Because he respected Shuurei's wishes above all.

And on top of that, he was planning something. And he didn't want a reply until that time came.

"......Even if I promise that I won't change?"

"I'm afraid I really hate giving up and am exceptionally patient."

As if he could give up.

Ryuuki didn't want to have Shuurei as a friend.

"......Fine. In that case, I won't say it right now. A temporary cease fire then."

Ryuuki sat cross-legged leaning against the sapling; Shuurei moved to sit next to him, also leaning against the sapling although with her legs stretched out.

"......But what are you going to do if I get married to someone before then?"

"Hm, that's the one thing that worries me, but you promised in the spring that you would send me a letter before that would happen."

"When that happens, you're telling me it's inevitable that you'll take my husband away from me?"

It was so like her to put things opposite to how people would normally express things.

Ryuuki hung his head like a wilted new leaf.

"...... I...... might end up doing so. I...... can't promise not to."

"You're very honest."

Shuurei tapped the end of Ryuuki's proud nose sharply with her finger.

"Let me ask you one thing. Do you intend to let me return to Sa Province?"

"......? Of course."

"Thank you. I'll remember those words instead."

Even though he said he was lonely, he never asked her to stay by his side. And in this way, even though he said he loves her, he still let go of Shuurei's hand. He didn't even ask her to wait.

He never once tried to compel her. Shuurei decided to remember that fact should that time ever come.

Ryuuki was always straightforward with her, so Shuurei told him honestly, "Even if I come to love you, I'll probably give you the same answer as I would now."

"I know. That's why I'm not saying anything right now."

"You always make me say such terrible things."

"It doesn't hurt me, so it's okay. Besides I know of something much kinder."

Ryuuki stretched out his arm and held Shuurei's hand. Shuurei didn't shake him off.

It was almost as though his icy palm was telling how lonely he was.

The skies in the east lightened. As the two watched, Ryuuki murmured, "......Shuurei."

"Hm?"

"......Am I really not allowed to kiss you?"

Shuurei wasn't fooled by his lonely, abandoned puppy tone.

"You're not."

After Shuurei answered him firmly to the very end, she decided against telling him that she almost closed her eyes 'that time'.

Comments

Posted by: 水野あやめ (nishitamachi)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)

..u know.. for some reason, I can't help myself for not giggling (like crazy!! doh!!) whenever I read Ryuuki and Shuurei scene like this one. On one hand, I sympathize him, but on the other hand, I can't blame Shuurei for taking her current action -__-;; Will a compromise for this matter eventually exist!? ^^;;

Posted by: Althea SaDiablo (grey_damaskena)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)

Thank you so much for translating this! ::many, many hearts:: This is wonderful, truly, I'm very happy to see it. It's good to know exactly what went down in this scene, what was said and what wasn't. Similar to the anime in its overall meaning, but very different in the particulars . . .

Curiosity: are you still accepting requests for translations, or do you now have a backlog of them stretching into the next century? ;-)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Those two are really sweet together especially earlier on. ^_^

Requests are still open if you (or anyone else) want to put anything in. ^_^

Posted by: wombat1138 (wombat1138)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
marker sketch

Awww, poor puppy Ryuuki... he doesn't stand a chance against doujinshi Dark Seiran :D

Does that last sentence mean that when he tried to kiss her just now (in the previously linked bit), she almost let him do it? Or does it refer to something else?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Dark Seiran though... ^^;;

Yeah, I'd say it's referring to his earlier attempt before the entire lecture etc. ^^; Poor guy gets all that from an attempted kiss. *laughs*

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
ryuuki//blush

Gah Ryuuki is so freaking cute I cant stand it!! If said this lots of time but if Shuurei wont kiss him, god knows I will! Thanks for the trans :D

Posted by: Nicole Lucille Perez (nikperez814)
Posted at: September 16th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
Gah Ryuuki is so freaking cute I cant stand it!! If Shuurei wont kiss him, god knows I will!

So will I! If Shuurei won't, I will definitely shower him with thousand kisses! Sweet Baby Ryuuki! If I'd have a son, I'd definitely name him after Ryuuki! LOLS...♥♥♥

Posted by: Joie (hymnia)
Posted at: January 4th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Ryuuki with blossoms

<333 I so wish I could read the rest of the novels, but I'm thankful for these little bits you post, especially juicy Ryuuki/Shuurei scenes like this! The
"battle formation" bit was hilarious. They still remind me so much of a Jane Austen couple.

Posted by: Nicole Lucille Perez (nikperez814)
Posted at: September 16th, 2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
"especially juicy Ryuuki/Shuurei scenes like this! The "battle formation" bit was hilarious."

"especially juicy Ryuuki/Shuurei scenes like this! The
"battle formation" bit was hilarious...."

Ryyuki and Shuurei's "battle formation" is the most entertaining of all!!!!

They're my beloved couple among all anime couples I like....♥♥♥

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: January 12th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)

A BIG AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ^_^

damn you SHuurei LET HIM KISS YOU FOR @#$#$@ SAKE lol

thanks :D

Posted by: Nicole Lucille Perez (nikperez814)
Posted at: September 16th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
"SHuurei LET HIM KISS YOU FOR @#$#$@ SAKE lol"

So dang true.... Feeling the same to Shuurei as well... LOLS

Can't stop reading this again and again, but this time I will try to read all of novel translations for real....

Sincerest gratitude to kagedreams from the bottom of my heart... You're the best...♥♥♥

Posted by: malwethien (malwethien)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)

Ryuuki and Shuurei in the novels are much better than their anime counterparts...they have more chemistry and depth...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)

Those two are so sweet and hilarious in the novels. ^^;; (I see you found the latter part of the translation you were reading. ^_^)

Posted by: malwethien (malwethien)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)

Yes...thanks again for translating! Hope to see more of your translations in the future :)

Posted by: reikonyuya (reikonyuya)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Wai Shuurei and Ryuuki snippets!!

I loves it I got the novels can't read it well yet the kanjis in them well don't know what they are so ... T^T

But snippets like these make my heart melt!!

btw are you up to date in buying the novels?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
Re: Wai Shuurei and Ryuuki snippets!!

Cheers! I think I'm up-to-date at the moment in terms of the novels, but might not be for the manga. At least, I'm pretty sure I'm caught up right now... ^^;

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