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Mirror Convo's for lkk

December 23rd, 2007 (08:25 pm)

And a mini-translation. This one was requested by lkk for the mirror conversations between Naru and his other half. :P It happens towards the end of Akumu ga Sumu Ie 2. The Sasakuras (Masaru, Kazumi, Takeshi) are the family living next door. The Sekiguchis are the people who lived in the house next door first. Kosori is Sekiguchi's vengeful spirit. Midori and Reiko are the people living in the house Naru et al are investigating. Hirota is the person who introduced Midori to SPR.

It might be a bit hard to understand since you're jumping right into the climax to the story. ^^;

Downstairs. The Sasakuras have broken in through the full-length mirror that was hiding a door. Hirota and Naru have gone down to fight the Sasakuras while Mai, Masako, Midori, and Reiko try to break through one of the windows' shutters that have been blocked, preventing their escape.

N: "The door." That's all Naru said as he pointed to the door. He leaned against the window at his back. Hirota just nodded and hid himself in the shadow of the door that led to the hallway. It didn't matter how much they tried to calm his breathing, it still sounded loud in their ears.

Naru nodded and leaned against the window even more.


He heard his name called and frowned. This voice--perhaps it was just his own memory playing tricks, but he'd heard it before. He looked around trying to figure out where it was coming from when he realised it was from behind him. From the mirror touching his back.

"......You can talk. That's good."

Naru smiled slightly. It wasn't an actual voice nor were there any actual sound waves. It came through the hot line that existed between the two brothers.

(......I finally reached you......)

A hint of relief could be heard in his voice.

(Now's not the time for minor pleasantries. How many are there?) Naru replied sharply.

(Three of them. Their possession's deep.)

(......Can you tell where they are?)

(No. I can't see the real world that well.)

(You're useless.)

A wry smile could be felt through the line.

(I need to charge. Can you toss to me at a distance?)

(I can't tell where you are unless you're standing in front of a mirror. It'd be better if there's a point of contact.)

(You really are useless.)

As he said that, he reached back with his left hand and touched the mirror.

There was no logic to what they did. Naru only knew how to use that power through experience.

He pictured a small point of light. Without concentrating too hard on it, he imagined that light doing a round inside his body before tossing it to Gene. When it comes back, it's grown into a much brighter sphere. And by repeating that several times, it grows into a very powerful force.

Using the palm of his hand which was in contact with the mirror as a focus, he tossed the energy to Gene. In a similar manner, the energy came back from that same place.

(It's slow in coming back.)

It used to be virtually instantaneous, but now, it took about the same amount of time as it took to blink.

(You're really far away. Although I'm not sure why.)

Naru frowned slightly. There was no logic to what they did; they only had their own experience to go by, so this sort of small difference could have large effects.

Something rattled - the sound of something heavy lightly hitting the wall. A floorboard creaked.

--They're coming.

There was a condenser in Naru's body and even Naru didn't know how much it could handle. As the spot of light went around inside him, energy became stored there. It was important to store as much of that as possible. As proof of that, he started feeling pressure on his right palm. He wet the palm of his hand with Midori's bottle of scented water that he'd put in his jacket pocket. If he didn't, he could end up seriously burning his hand when he released the energy.

There was a small metallic sound. It was the sound of the doorknob moving.


Masaru tried getting up. Naru pushed him aside as he retreated down the hallway. Seeing the man coming at him unarmed, Naru opened the door to the living room and tumbled inside. There were no mirrors in the living room. Having no choice, he went to the window and opened the curtain. He didn't know if he could use the window, which reflected the room interior, as a mirror.

The energy he tossed took a moment before returning. Masaru staggered as he charged at Naru. Naru avoided the charge, and Masaru ran straight into the glass. There was a dull sound as he cracked the glass.

Naru touched him with his palm, and Masaru collapsed to the floor. At the same time Lin came running in.

--The psychics had returned.

Naru's knees almost gave beneath him as the tension left him. He supported himself by leaning against the glass behind him.

"Are you alright?"


"You used your power, didn't you?"

Naru raised both his hands lightly at the sound of his icy voice.

"I'm alright, so give me a break."


He heard the tense voice from behind him; from the other side of the glass.

(He's left that guy. --Kosori's coming.)

Naru's eyes widened.

"Where is he?"

(The back door.)


"While Sekiguchi might've been taken care of, what about the five people in this house?"

"They might've moved on after what just happened."

"So, it's uncertain."

"Well, they'll slowly disappear."

"Apparently, they're gone."

It was Naru who said that. Again, he was standing in front of a mirror and leaning lightly against it.

"So, it's safe now?"

Naru nodded. He glanced at the mirror.


He directed those words to the other end of the mirror.

(It's alright. They've become really weak. At this rate, they'll soon disappear......)

While it might be cruel to disappear while still carrying such grief, Naru thought spirits were essentially remnants of emotions. So it was better for both the living and the dead for them to disappear.

(Come to think of it, I forgot to say something.)

Naru glanced at the mirror when he heard the voice call.

(What is it?)

(--It's been awhile.)

Naru smiled wryly.


The voice was very distant. The place was starting to dissolve.

(......I'm really sleepy......)

Naru smiled faintly. He remembered how Gene had never been able to wake up when he was supposed to.

(Good night)


His other half's thoughts ended at that.

"That's an incredible sight," Takigawa whispered as he looked at Naru standing in front of the mirror. Mai and Masako nodded while Hirota gave a twisted smiled.

"Seeing him so attached to a mirror like that makes him seem like a complete and utter narcissist."

"You're absolutely right."

"He's so attached, it's creepy......"

And now that I'm semi-awake again, back to Mona's bit... (I always forget how much time that thing takes to work through. ^^; )


Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)

*squeals* (awaits eagerly) :D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)

*laughs* You do realise I'm talking about your SeixShuu right? ^^;;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)

lol ...*bats eyes innocently* Really?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)

*laughs* Poor Shuurei's about to meet a very upset Seiran. Unless you'd rather I work on snippets, whereupon I can leave them in a rather cruel limbo. :P

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)

ummm is soooo tempting but I wanna know why seiran's pissed AGAIN lol
geez it's not like he doesn't get a lots of action at home as it is O_O

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)


geez it's not like he doesn't get a lots of action at home as it is O_O

Ahahahah! Umm! ^^;;

Posted by: rui_gee (rui_gee)
Posted at: April 19th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)

Hi. I've read most of your translations for the novel but for some reason I can't access the last part.. But thanks, you're great. Just discovered ghost hunt this year. Fell in love with naru and now I can't seem to get over him so I'm reading everything related to him =) Thank you so much for the translations.. =)

Posted by: oriscus (oriscus)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
asaoka - mr nice guy

<3 Thank you for the translation! The bit where Takigawa and the rest are watching Naru with the mirror just cracked me up. Poor guy.

I loved seeing (well, "seeing") Naru in action (since he usually just lets other people do the dirty work XD).

Thank you again! :3

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)

*looks amused* Oh, if only they knew. If only. XD Well...Mai does know.

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)

Present #1


Is this the first time Naru's talked to Gene?? And no one else knows (yet) that's why he's enamored with a mirror? ^^;
Hope it isn't 2017 before this gets to a manga version...


Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the CDS. ^_^

Yup, this is the first and only time we see Naru talking to Gene in the novels. Personally, I think it's one of the reasons why he's so in love with mirrors, but it is a post series issue more than anything else. ^^; (Of course, seeing how they have very similar looks... :P )

Actually, I don't know if this'll make it to the manga. I thought the manga was only for the Akuryou series and not all the novels...? I could be wrong on that point though. ^^;

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)

Present #2

Aww... only time. :( (Talking with Gene, not the mirrors ^^)

Actually, I don't know if this'll make it to the manga. I thought the manga was only for the Akuryou series and not all the novels...? ***I have no idea... just a greedy fan who'd hope EVERYTHING in the novels will get a manga treatment (someday, sooner than later) ^^;;


Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)

Naru smiled slightly

~insert wild fangirling here~

gah! I had to skim this cuz I have to go to work but I need to come back and read the entire thing soon!!

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 09:55 am (UTC)
GH - Cabana Boys

Here I was all "awww" over Naru & Gene and then the others had to go and make me laugh.

*wibble* Gene!

Thanks for the translation!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)

*laughs* They are *sooo* cute together. ^o^

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: December 24th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)

What a lovely Christmas surprise! I had no idea that you were going to translate my request so quickly. You're right about Naru being slightly different when talking with Gene. He's less restricted about what he says. More sarcastic with the frequent "you're useless" comments. And yet more gentle and kind with the "good night" and the smiles. It's a side of Naru that I wish we could see more often.

Thank you doesn't begin to describe my gratitude. But it'll have to do for now. THANK YOU!

Posted by: yume (yume_nyo)
Posted at: January 11th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)


Thank you, thank you, thank you.

And thank you again \o/ I had been reading lkk's posts about Ghost Hunt and when I saw one of your fics in FF.net I had to come here and have this wonderful surprise!

I'm so going to watch your journal *.*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 12th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)

Enjoy! ^_^

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