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Summary Part 14 Ch3; Part 15 Aug 14 after 6 PM ch 1-3 trans

April 13th, 2007 (11:11 pm)
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*blink* Apparently I have an auto-knitting Rosy Fingered Dawn. O_O I left the shawl on FSU's desk at the beginning of round 13. Apparently it's currently on round 17...

It's amazing what happens when you have 1x1 ribbing to look forward to... ^^;

Part 14, Ch 3

Bou-san joins the conversation with Mai and Madoka and tries to talk about more serious topics including how old Lin is (he's older than Bou-san, much to Bou-san's relief) and the video that was recorded of Naru throwing the aluminum mass into the wall. Madoka says how in the past, Naru didn't have problems using his PK because Gene would act as an amplifier for him. Madoka herself didn't understand how it worked very well, but explains that Naru would toss a small seed of energy to Gene who would then amplify it and send it back. After repeating this a number of times, it would be greatly increased from the original seed so Naru didn't end up exhausting himself when using his PK.

Madoka, just in case, reminds everyone to be careful about not letting anything leak to the mass media. When asked why, Madoka explains that, while it would depend on the culprit, but it was potentially very dangerous for Naru since he looked the exact same as Gene--the one that person had killed.

Madoka then comments about Bou-san being Dr. Davis's fan. And after a brief silence, everyone bursts out laughing. They tease him about how he could easily ask for Dr. Davis's autograph since he knew him and that the doctor himself knew how Bou-san felt since he'd been quite open in expressing his opinion in front of the doctor. Bou-san looks truly pathetic as he pleads for the others not to mention that since he was trying his best not to think about that. And as everyone has a great laugh, Lin comes to the cabin asking for Madoka. He then tells her they found the body. Everyone gets up at that news.


Part 15--Aug 14 After 6 PM Ch 1

When we ran out of the bungalow, several people including onlookers had gathered by the water's edge.

The surroundings were rich with the feel of sunset. The shore had fallen into the mountain's shadows and the boat on the shadowless lake was very clear, as though it was being lit. The waters glittered in the setting sun.

The black head of a diver bobbed in the water beside the motorboat. A hand reached out from inside the boat and was handed a rope. The person inside the boat pulled on the rope and a greyish mass obscured by the water slowly rose towards the surface. The diver in the water climbed aboard the boat, and the boat set off. It headed for the beach.

We watched all that feeling as though we were watching some sort of ceremony.

The boat reached the shore. It stopped as it came a little out of the water's edge. The diver jumped out of the boat and pulled on the rope reeling in whatever was wrapped in the grey... no, the dirty silver sheeting, and pulled it out of the water. From between the people who were watching all this from a distance, a lone figure started walking towards the water's edge--it was Naru.

Naru crouched down beside the wrapped mass. He reached out a hand and the middle-aged diver's voice could be heard trying to stop him.

"Don't do it."

"No, I'm all right."

Naru's calm voice. His face lost all expression.

Naru knelt on the sheet. Reaching out a pale hand, he turned over a corner of the sheet. Some pitch black hair could be seen peeking out from the edge of the sheet encasing. The diver next to him looked away.

Naru stared at that for a long moment...... and calmly replaced the sheet as it was originally. He silently climbed to his feet and started walking along the water's edge.

There wasn't a hint of tears or pain in that silent profile.


Things were in a major panic after that. Ayako, Masako, and I, along with Mori-san, quickly left that place and returned to our bungalow--taking Naru's mother with us.

His father is Martin Davis. His mother is Luella Davis. His father's called Professor Davis to distinguish between him and Naru. While I couldn't tell his age, he seemed to be much older than our parents would be.

The professor's hair was a brownish-red while his wife's was a beautiful blonde. His eyes were blue; hers purple.

Mrs. Davis cried a lot. She was in so much pain that we couldn't find any words to try to comfort her with. After a long while, and it was full dark outside, she finally lifted her face from Mori-san's shoulder.

"I'm sorry."

She spoke in slightly stilted Japanese.

"I'm sorry, I didn't come say hello earlier."

Everyone just shook their head. After seeing that with eyes swollen from crying, she asked, "Can you understand my Japanese?"

"It's very good."

When Masako said that, Mrs. Davis finally smiled. The corners of her mouth trembled, and seeing that was very painful.

"Those two would talk secretly in Japanese so I learned the language. But Japanese is very difficult. I'm sorry I can't speak it very well."

"Those two" probably meant Naru and his older brother.

"Thank you for looking out for Naru so much."

"Not at all. Likewise."

Masako bowed slightly while Ayako got to her feet.

"I'll go make some new tea. It's become cold."

"Umm...... My condolences."

When I said that, Mrs. Davis glanced at Mori-san. Mori-san said something to her in English, and Mrs. Davis then smiled at me.

"Thank you. Are you Taniyama-san?"

"Yes, that's right. I'm pleased to meet you."

"I'm pleased to meet you too. Naru is quite difficult and can be a bit of a problem. Thank you for everything."

Since she said that, she must know that I'm working part-time at the office.

"He really is a bit difficult, isn't he?"

When I said that, she smiled.

"But he's a good person."

"I know."

"I'm very proud of both of them."

She opened her hand that was gripping a handkerchief at those words. In her palm was a business card-sized picture frame. She touched it gently. When I bent to peer at it, she handed it to me.

"Extremely proud."

Two young men were in that photo. They had the same face. The same stature. One had a slightly gentler look than the other. Two Narus.


I pointed to one of them. Mrs. Davis nodded.

They really were alike. Gene was smiling while Naru was frowning slightly.

"It looks like there are two Genes, doesn't it?"

Masako said looking at the photo from one side, and I couldn't help thinking the same thing.

It seemed like, more than there being two Narus in that photo, that there were two Genes there. I quickly realised why. Naru was wearing a navy blue sweater. The shirt was tangerine. It's the first time I've ever seen Naru dressed like that.

......Ah, I see.

I understand.

Those...... were for mourning.

Pure black clothes. For Gene.

--For the other half he'd lost.

I quickly fought back the tears that threatened to fall. I had no right to cry in front of his mother. This sorrow was for people who knew Gene well and loved him.

I returned the picture frame to her. She held that picture frame in her hand as though it was so very precious.

"Poor Gene," she said with tears in her eyes again. "Naru too. It must've been very hard for him."


"They were born together. Being separated like this is wrong. It's really very sad."

"I think so too."

As I said that, I could no longer hold back my tears. I stood and quickly went outside.

Chapter 2

"I'm so pathetic......"

I leaned against a tree in the forest. The moon was shining.

I'm not supposed to cry. There's someone suffering a lot more than me. I should be giving her support and trying to cheer her up.

Even so, unless I was looking upwards, tears threatened to fall.

My chest hurt so much. ......It hurt.

I don't really understand why it hurts so much.

*fumi--* (sniff)

I want to cry. But I don't want to cry.

So when someone spoke to me, I was a bit relieved.

"What are you doing?"

That slightly exasperated voice was Naru's. I scrubbed my face and looking in the direction the voice came from, I saw Naru looking truly exasperated.

"Do you intend to eat the moon? It doesn't matter how long you wait with your mouth open, the moon won't come falling down."

......Sheesh he really is rude!

But thanks to that, my tears have dried so I'll specially forgive him this time.

"I don't necessarily want to eat it."

"Where's Luella?"

I couldn't help thinking that that's how he calls his mother.

"She's in our bungalow. ......What about your brother?"

"The police took him away."


Why's he so calm? His being completely like always was annoying.

"You're really not honest with yourself......"

"About what?" Naru had started walking towards the cabin lights but stopped and turned.

"You stubborn idiot! Why don't you just cry?"

"It's not something to necessarily cry over."

"But you're sad, right?"

Naru had a slight cynical smile.

"I'm afraid I'm a fool who doesn't understand human nature."

This guy, he's holding a grudge.

"You're not being honest with yourself."

"Everyone dies." His voice was quiet. "In a hundred years, none of your friends will still be alive."

"I don't think that's the issue here."

"That is the issue."

He really is a stick in the mud.

I stared at the moon.

"You're going back to England..."


It's okay to tell him, right? After all, it's too late now.

"......Um, y'know. I really liked you."

"I heard more than enough that you viewed me favourably this afternoon."

"Idiot. I don't mean in that way."

I looked at Naru. He was looking at me a little strangely so I couldn't help smiling.

"You're so dense--"

"What do you mean?"

"Umm, I meant that I liked you in a really special way."

Naru looked at me. Those dark eyes. He cocked his head a bit, then that white face smiled slightly.

"Me? --or Gene?"

My mind went blank for a moment.

Just what is this guy saying?


That's obvious, right? That sort of thing.

Naru's going back. That's why I thought I'd tell him. Because I'd never see him again. Never again.

......I can never see him again.

I'll never see that smile again. Never, regardless what the dream, he'll never show up again.

I couldn't answer. I was so hurt and sad, tears fell.

"But...... I didn't know."

I didn't know. That that wasn't Naru.

I never thought he was no longer part of this world. I thought that someday Naru would smile like that. Even though he never smiles like that.

"I didn't know...... I didn't understand anything."

He always helped me. He always cheered me up. But I never even thanked him. I was always under the wrong impression and was mistaken to the very end.

"I always called him 'Naru'."

That's the only name I ever called him by. I never once tried to know the real him.

My chest hurt. It hurt so much, I wanted to die.

I crouched there, and raising my voice, I cried.

Chapter 3

After a long while, my breathing calmed, and I was finally able to look up.

"In any case......"

I was surprised by that nearby voice. Looking to one side, I saw Naru standing right next to me. I thought he'd long since left, so I was a bit surprised.

"In any case, you'll see him again whether you want to or not." The pale face was looking off to one side.

"......After a hundred years or so......?"

"In your case, you might even have two hundred years."


Strength left me, and I ended up sitting on the ground there.

"I'm definitely going to live long. Even though I'm clumsy and stupid. Enough to make you sick."

"No doubt."

"I wish you wouldn't agree with that."

"I think it's better to face reality?"


"You should've told me. If you'd told me everything at the beginning, I'd never have made this sort of mistake, so I'll blame you for it."

"It's your fault for being mistaken. Do I have that sort of meddlesome personality?"


I smiled and tears fell again.

"I feel like an idiot. ......Being so affected by the things you did without even realising the truth..."


The moon was shining in the evening forest, and you could hear the soft voices of the insects.

"It's the perfect mood."


I looked up and stuck my tongue out.

"Until just recently, I would definitely've been excited at this situation."

"Expecting the same on my part's a bit of a problem......"

"I would have. That's what a girl's heart is like. ......And yet, it's worthless now knowing that it was someone else entirely.

Immediately after saying that, I took a dig at my own words.

"......not good. That's a really rude thing to say, isn't it? Sorry."

"That's okay. I'm used to it."

I turned and looked towards that dry voice and Naru raised a brow slightly.

"We have the same looks and our abilities are of the same level. One side has a good personality and the other not. --Which would you choose?"

"The good personality."

"There you go."

......I see.

"Things were...... rather sad for you."

Most likely his brother got all the girls.

"I was thankful as it was quiet."

"Idiot scientist."

Naru looked at me and I smiled.

"Gene said you were just an idiot scientist."

Naru sighed. I smiled at that and got to my feet.

"You're really similar on the outside, but inside you're completely different, aren't you?"

"My apologies for being unable to meet your expectations."

"Yeah. If your personalities were even a little alike, it'd make me swoon."

I'm saying a lot of rude things. I'm sorry. Forgive me. I don't have the spirit to get back up without doing this.

"There's still time."

I smiled.

"Is there maybe someone you like?"

Naru looked a little surprised at my question.


"I see. ......There isn't, after all. For a moment there, I was wondering if there might be someone you wanted to see back in England."

I'll ask for Masako's sake. I'm so nice.

"Well, there is a woman I've been chasing after for the past five years."

"You're kidding! Seriously?"

"......A Wimbledon woman."

"As in tennis' Wimbledon?"

"That's right. She lives in the attic of an old house."

"How old is she? Is she pretty?"

"I'm not sure. She looks to be over eighty."


"She is alive, isn't she?"

Naru smiled slightly.

"I can get exceptionally clear data from her. She only appears around this time of year, so I'm thinking about going straight to see her when I get back."

......Sheesh. He looks like he's really looking forward to it--.

"......It'd be nice to be able to meet even once a year like that."

I won't say with whom.

"It should be better not being able to meet."


His profile illuminated in the moonlight looked so much like him. Enough to make me cry.

"His smile was so beautiful--I loved that......"

"I see."

"It was really, really beautiful."



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Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)

*blinks* I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. Naru truly is a moron, isn't he?

Although... I have to say that the part with the Wimbeldon woman was funny!


When can we expect more of your latest GH fic?

Sorry, I'm nosy and rude, just like Naru.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)

*laughs* He is. But he also has his sweet points... for all that he's definitely a stick in the mud. :P

^^;; I was hoping for yesterday, but a circular argument argued circles around me tying me up in knots. >.> I have to disentangle myself from that mess. This SS is being really tenuous. There are several scenes I want to write for it (most of which should be fine), but there's a fine line between courting AU and falling into it. (Isn't it amazing how these things can get the upper hand and drive you to distraction?) ^^;

We'll see how things go today. ^_^

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Posted at: April 14th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)

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Posted at: April 15th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)

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Posted at: April 15th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)

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Posted by: Evil Neko of Mischief (sapphire_18)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 08:59 am (UTC)

*sniff* Sniff* i feel as if my heart is being wrenched... T-T thanx for sharing...

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)

May I ask if this is really the end of the novel, or are there more to come yet? (But I do feel like this is the end.)

If you mean in terms of storyline, this is a little shy of the end of the final novel for the Evil Spirits series. There's one more story for the GH universe that was written shortly thereafter. In terms of translations, I have some odds and ends I want to write up still including the photo scene, and I still need to write up about Masako always going to take Naru's arm. ^^;

(I really like how Masahiro and Guren compliment one another. They're such a wonderful team. ^o^)

Posted by: サヤカ (sayaka86)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
Naru & Mai 2

aww man.. this was so heart wrenching.. he is such an idiot scientist.. he should cry when he needs too.. 100 years or not...

i jsut realised, naru was being nice again... :) staying by her side as she cried...

but i don't know, could be the stuborn naru x mai fangirl in me, but i think that the both of them like each other, but are jsut confused at the moment, with naru thinking that usually girls would go after gene, and with mai being confused cause she just found out the truth.. :p

the 80 year old wimbledon woman really did crack me up though.

thanks for you hardwork :)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)

*laughs* He stayed, that should say something. (Or at least I think it should. :P ) And then he did say some things that helped cheer her up a bit. ^^;

Originally I wasn't going to go to the very end of the chapter, but I definitely wanted to include the Wimbledon woman. Otherwise, this would've been a bit too painful IMO. With her there, it gives a bit of lightness to all that pain. >.>

Posted by: サヤカ (sayaka86)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Miharu (k4gh)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)

I'll ask for Masako's sake. I'm so nice.

Somehow I think she's asking out of her own curiosity. Heh.

First actual post here *longtime lurker*. Erm, thanks for this trans. Though it kind of breaks my Naru/Mai shipper heart. :P.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)

*laughs* You have to wonder a bit. Give Mai a little time to recover... I think. ^_^

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Posted at: April 15th, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)

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Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)

Man, does Naru like his dead people. ;)
I like that Mai is poking Naru full of holes here. She says Gene's a nicer guy, but even those digs sound a bit more like a girlfriend's complaint than her really liking Gene more. This conversation still sounds like the closest approximation we'll get to a romantic dialogue with the idiot scientist. :)


Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)

Im shaking but I managed not to cry...Naru really is an idiot scientist...

Most likely his brother got all the girls.

That made me lol

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
GH - Lin - how the light shines

Oh. My.

Just … wow.

As always, thank you very much for this.

Posted by: CountLibras (countlibras)
Posted at: April 14th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)

I think Mai and Naru could have worked out if they gave themselves the chance. :)

Of course, I'm really just a Lin-fangirl at heart, so I'm secretly thinking "whatever! more Lin please!" ;)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)

^^;; Lin's a bit too much the silent type. So much that he rarely says or does anything in the novels. >.> Although he did say some things after the whole let's go through all the evidence, hints, etc., and unveil the truth about Naru and SPR. ^^;

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)

Thanks so much!!

Bah, it's not completely hopeless for them...
Mai has unquantitative abilities, she could always offer herself up to him as research material ^^;

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)

What came across to me in this snippet was that Mai seems to express a definite preference for Gene over Noll. Of course, she hasn't had that long to think of Naru and dream!Naru as individual persons. But clearly she was expecting Naru to one day behave like dream!Naru and now she realizes that will never happen because they are not the same person.

The other thing I noticed (I've noticed it elsewhere too) is that for all that Mai is sensitive to other people and able to connect to them easily. When it comes to people who aren't emotionally demonstrative like she is, Mai simply is not able to or is not willing to understand them.

"I heard more than enough that you viewed me favourably this afternoon."
What is Naru referring to with this line?

Thank you for translating this section (and all the others as well). It was a hard thing to read, but I'm very glad you gave us the opportunity to read it.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)

Hmm... I don't know how that last scene I want to go back for will affect things, but... ^^; At this point, there's a very good probability that she's realising she liked Gene, but at the same time, she never *saw* who he was, so things are a lot confused in her brain. She's had 2, *maybe* almost 3, hours at best to deal with the knowledge that the person in her dreams that she thought was Naru was actually someone else entirely. That's not a lot of time to sort out one's feelings. What I find interesting though is that, while she admits to liking Gene, everything she says about him has shifted to the past tense here.

"I heard more than enough that you viewed me favourably this afternoon."
What is Naru referring to with this line?

It's about some things that were side shortly before Bou-san went through his roundabout argument and presentation of facts revealing Naru's identity. Yasuhara and Mai both had a go at Naru about why everyone had stayed in the Noto area while he was in the hospital--because they were all worried about him, considered him a friend etc., etc. Naru tried to brush it off as not having anything to do with him (he didn't seek their good opinion etc.), but Mai didn't buy that, and things eventually evolved into having everything about his identity being revealed instead.

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Posted at: April 16th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)

Posted by: The integral of Batman from 0 to bat! Bruce Wayne! (derawr)
Posted at: January 2nd, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much for doing this. :D

My curiosity is sated for now...

I hope they reprint the novels.

How long have you been studying Japanese? How long did it take to get proficient enough to read and translate these novels? Or are you a native speaker?

Whenever I try to read Japanese I feel like I'm back in kindergarten. Whenever my obaachan writes to me, she uses really simple words and sentences...but she used kanji (for genki) once and I was totally confused. >_>'

Me (reading/translating outloud): kanji desu ka? I am very kanji. How is kanji kanji katakana. Congratulations for kanji.

If you are a native speaker of Japanese, how long did it take you to get to the level of English that you know?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2008 06:50 am (UTC)

I've never formally studied the language, although I've tried taking a few classes, and I'm not a native speaker; I'm second generation J Canadian. As for how long it takes, it depends on the person. I lived in Japan for three years several years back during which I learned a lot of Japanese. Reading though, I've learned over time since returning because I wanted to read novels (esp. GH) as well as various doujinshi and J FF sites. I tend to have trouble reading hand-written stuffs though. The male parental unit's hand-writing is horrible to try and decipher. (He writes out lists of books he wants me to order from Amazon JP.)

Posted by: yume (yume_nyo)
Posted at: January 12th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)

You see, when I read about this (you know, the condensed version of the story and all), I just thought MaixNaru was over and all. And after reading this, I just realized MaixNaru borned that moment. 'Cause now she knows who is Naru and who is Gene. She can tell. She can see them, and decide whether she likes one or another.

And even loving Gene, she can see Naru ^^

Yay for Naru sweetness - he was as gentle as Gene right now. In he's own, cientific way.

Posted by: sanzo_reload (sanzo_reload)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)

T.T So sad.. But it would be totally weird if they're actually together in the end just like that. I wish the author would pick up this novel again and continue from the moment Naru is back in Japan... Maybe at that point, something can really develop between Naru and Mai....

Posted by: xinmei (xinmei)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)

I just cried. That was depressing, but at the same time I love it. God, everytime I read this I start to cry. Poor Naru! Poor Gene!

I was thinking of drawing a part of this out (like a fancomic). Can I use your translation for it? I'll credit you :)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 16th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)

Sure. ^_^

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