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Dream!boy and Mai in Akumu 2

December 26th, 2007 (12:32 am)
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This is a translation of part of the scene between Mai and Dream!boy in Akumu ga Sumu Ie 2 (final GH novel). It happens shortly after Mai has a dream about a boy and his family being killed. After the dream, Mai remains upstairs with Midori and Masako; Masako says it would be best for her not to see Naru's face until she's truly calmed down from the dream.



There was nothing but darkness. It felt like a pitch dark room somewhere to Mai.

"......I'm sorry......"

A faint voice said from somewhere in that darkness.

She'd heard that voice before. --No, it was a voice she heard all too often. A sarcastic voice, an insulting voice, and while she'd heard it so often in the past couple of days to make her sick, in truth, this wasn't Naru's voice. Mai knew that.

--It's his voice.

Mai blinked. She couldn't entirely tell if she was happy or sad.

"......Where are you?"

She was in pure darkness and couldn't see anything. Naturally, she couldn't see anyone, and she had no idea where the darkness began or how far it went.

Mai looked around. There was no answer.

"......Why? Why are you still in a place like this?"

He helped her countless times in her dreams. She thought she'd never be able to see him again. And in fact, she hasn't seen him, even once, ever since his body was recovered from the lake by the dam.

"Why?"

A voice answered her.

"I can't get out."

Eh? Mai looked in the darkness in the direction she thought the voice came from.

"--I can see the exit, but for some reason I can't get near it."

"Why......"

"I don't know. I don't know why, but it's been like that from the very beginning."

"......From the very beginning?"

Mai's eyes widened. But only darkness was reflected in her eyes.

"Didn't you want them to find your body? Didn't you want... to go home?"

There was a pause before he answered.

"I've known from the very beginning that I can no longer go back......"

Mai almost said, "but..." but swallowed her words.

--While it was sad, it was the truth."

He'd come to Japan and ended up dying here. At least that's what Naru 'saw'. The car that approached. The car that approached after his body had been struck and could no longer move. The scene that Naru once described at some point became a part of Mai. She could even imagine the sound of the engine and the dull light reflecting from the car body. And then, his body was recovered from the place Naru indicated. After almost two years.

"I'm sorry, ......I shouldn't have done that. You must've been very scared."

His voice was the same pitch as Naru's, the same tone, but even so, it was slightly gentler.

"Uh uh......"

"Even though he saw that, Naru wouldn't have said anything. That's what I thought, but I shouldn't have done it."

Mai hung her head and shook it.

"I'm really awful. ......Right now, I'm really happy."

Mai covered her face.

"It's terrible, but I'm really happy to see you again......"

She felt a person's presence draw near. Looking up, she saw his neat white face looking a little uncomfortable.

"......I'm sorry."

He looked just like Naru as he said that. Even though they looked so alike, the person before her wasn't Naru.

--I wonder if twins that look so alike mightn't be really rare.

It was Madoka that said that. She was taking care of the office while Naru went home to take care of his brother's funeral.

--They really are alike. It was like they were the same person.

That's why she always thought that the one appearing in her dreams was Naru. She never once suspected. While he often annoyed her, she figured that she must really like him if he was showing up in her dreams.

--Talk about ridiculous.

"Smile......?

Because she really, really loved his smile.

"If you feel bad enough to apologise, smile?"

A bit of an awkward smile.

"......Gene......"

It was the first time she ever said his name.

A soft smile rose on his white face. It looked like Naru smiled; the two brothers looked so alike that you couldn't help thinking that.


Yay! Now to figure out which scenes to translate for Saiunkoku for the unclear scenes. ^^;

Comments

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)

*looks at kirinonaka and then at Shadow*

You are a busy bee, right now. ^_^

Care to share the productive energy?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)

^^;; You might not want to look at yumenokage right now. ^^;; About the only thing truly done "today" was the end of Mona's translation and the GH snippet. The rest were done earlier. :P

*sends a swarm of plot bunnies to akinarei* :P

Edited at 2007-12-26 08:35 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
iBite

*sends a swarm of plot bunnies to akinarei* :P

Oh, dear God. I might have known. ^_^ *sigh* Hopefully, Charlie will behave with guests around. Probably not. I'll get to work typing up the ones I have written out.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)

*evil grin* You asked. Which means I get to look forward to some reading. :P Oh well, I'm almost out of backlogged, finished stuffs now, so I have to think about writing up more drabbles and SSSs for the req's. That and figuring out what to do for some of the trans reqs. ^^; I figure Saiunkoku would be good to work on now that that doujin's out of the way. :P

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Out to tea

*sweatdrop* I have the strangest feeling you're getting back at me.

Not that I don't deserve it, of course.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 27th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Not at all. You asked for some productivity, so I thought some extras from over here would help... :P

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
gh//lyrics

Poor Mai...my heart ached for her. Seeing him again, his smile...

Interesting that he can see the "exit" but he cant get out and he knows this.

Wow...again I bow to your awesomeness 8D

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
GHOST HUNT

Very sad.

Does Mai mention to Naru she's seen Gene?

A sarcastic voice, an insulting voice, and while she'd heard it so often in the past couple of days to make her sick
Anything in particular to rile Mai or Naru just being his usual self? :)

Another add to the memories list. Thanks!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 27th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)

There's a second part to the scene, but yes, Mai does tell the others about meeting Gene and even tells them that Gene can't get out of wherever he is. ^^;

Anything in particular to rile Mai or Naru just being his usual self? :)

Umm... Naru was being more than his usual self, but at the same time, it was kind of understandable. ^^; The first time Naru appears in the book (Lin's with him too), it's *right* after he got back from England - as in they went from the airport to the office. ^^;; Unfortunately for them, Naru's flight also had a 10 hr delay (IIRC) in Moscow, so his already long flight ended up taking ~24 hrs. ^^;; To say the least, he was quite unimpressed by Mai forcing him to work the instant he walked into the office. *laughs* And as a result, when Mai forgets to check for possible ground settlement as a cause for what's happening at the Agawa house, he's a bit more caustic in his remarks.

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: December 28th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)

Eck...I bet he was in a ~great~ mood XD You realize the next time you take novel trans req thats gonna be on my list as well as the second part of Gene and Mai and Mai telling Noll about it ^^

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: December 29th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
GHOST HUNT

No more relatives... more time for hobbies ^^

Poor Gene... the bond of identical twins holding him back the most accepted theory why he's "stuck" I presume?

Oh yes, don't think anyone would be too cheerful after that kind of flight... poor Mai :>

Thanks!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 29th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)

*laughs*

Poor Gene... the bond of identical twins holding him back the most accepted theory why he's "stuck" I presume?

Hmm... I think Noll was thinking that Gene had gotten so caught up in being Mai's guiding spirit while Bou-san suggested that Gene was too worried about younger brother. ^^;

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: December 29th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
GHOST HUNT

I'd go with Bou-san's theory ^_^
Noll will just have to work on being Mai's guide in other areas. ^^

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: December 30th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
Present #4
ZOMBIE LOAN

Did you see present #3? If not (comment back to a comment you made to present #2 in my LJ) ... it's in the same folder as present #4... it's not a GH icon but maybe it'll do?

Oh, and have you ever looked at a series (novel first, manga?, live action show, anime last) called Night Head Genesis?


Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 30th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Re: Present #4

*laughs* Yup. That was lots of fun. ^o^

D Grayman? ^^;; If you don't mind, I'd love to steal. I don't have any munchy icon. :P

I think we might have the original Night Head manga (by Tateno Makoto) but am not sure how it all relates to Night Head Genesis per se. (Same author from what I can see.) However, I wasn't the one reading the series, so I'm afraid I'm not familiar with it. ^^;

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: December 30th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Re: Present #4
D.Gray-man

That's why it's present #4 ... made for you. ^_^
Hai, D.Gray-man. Haven't seen Kanda drink tea in the anime but boy is he in a snit if his soba aren't done right.

I've only watched part of the anime... the violence is a bit much but the 2 brothers (not twins ^^) and story are interesting. The brothers have very strong ESP powers.
ANN entry

Wiki entry

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 31st, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Present #4

^o^ Thank you!

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: December 26th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)

you know I need some warm fuzzy Ryuuki x Shuurei scenes to fully clense my mind after that Seiran x Shuurei smutfest O_O!!
is amazed Pappa!Shouka never caught those two bunnies mwuahaha

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 27th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)

That whole thing was downright scary. ^^; I wonder how much Shouka-papa was aware of between those two. Shuurei doesn't strike me as the type who's able to hide anything from her father, so... ^^;;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: December 27th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)

Shouka would murder Seiran if he knew!!! lol
I wanna know what Ryuuki thinks of all this!! (ah need some Ryuuki loving) :D

Posted by: xinmei (xinmei)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)

I stumbled upon your LJ from google! Thanks for translating that section! It was a beautiful section. It's actually making me like GenexMai...^^;

Sorry to ask this, but why did Gene say: "I'm sorry, ......I shouldn't have done that. You must've been very scared." How did Gene frighten Mai?

I was wondering...do you take requests for which parts of GH to translate? If you do, can you translate the part where Gene tells Mai that he'll wait 100 years for her?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 16th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)

It's revealed in Heiki that Gene had been linking Mai to Naru letting her see what Naru'd seen when he did psychometry. Naru's psychometric ability is very strong so that it's as though he experiences what the person in the vision experienced (vs seeing it from a distance) and can even be injured by the visions. The dream Mai had just seen was one where a young boy heard someone (a bogeyman he called 'kosori') sneak into the house, kill his parents, and then come after him and kill him.

I see you found the post where *Naru* tells Mai that she'll eventually see Gene again. ^_^

Posted by: xinmei (xinmei)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)

Oh...so it wasn't Gene who said that. ^^; So does that mean Mai saw how Gene died too?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 19th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)

Nope it was Naru. ^_^

So does that mean Mai saw how Gene died too?

No, Gene died before Naru and Mai ever met, let alone before Gene met Mai. Mai does have her own concept of Gene's death based on what Naru described to her of what he saw, and it's become very real to her, but she's never actually seen it herself.

Posted by: xinmei (xinmei)
Posted at: May 28th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)

Oh... I see.

Are you going to translate any more parts of Ghost Hunt? If you are, you should translate the part where Masako tells Naru Mai likes him =D. I heard from the drama CD that Naru actually pauses a moment before answering Masako.

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