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*The one who passed under the curtain was still that woman from earlier.
 
*The one who passed under the curtain was still that woman from earlier.
 
*While I watched the state of things...... never mind, I finally decided to speak to her.
 
*While I watched the state of things...... never mind, I finally decided to speak to her.
*Envy: (You seem disappointed, Elluka)
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*Narrator: (You seem disappointed, Elluka)
 
*I don’t know whether my voice reached her.
 
*I don’t know whether my voice reached her.
 
*Elluka widened her eyes for a moment and then made a big sigh.
 
*Elluka widened her eyes for a moment and then made a big sigh.
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*Elluka’s apparently one of the humans capable of “hearing” my voice.
 
*Elluka’s apparently one of the humans capable of “hearing” my voice.
 
*However, I flatly retorted to her.
 
*However, I flatly retorted to her.
*Envy: (I’m under no obligation to tell you that)
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*Narrator: (I’m under no obligation to tell you that)
 
*She didn’t feel like a human that would bring me harm to me.
 
*She didn’t feel like a human that would bring me harm to me.
 
*Moreover--there was another reason for me to hate Elluka.
 
*Moreover--there was another reason for me to hate Elluka.
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*Elluka was ostensible occupation was a missionary.
 
*Elluka was ostensible occupation was a missionary.
 
*But I knew she was actually a witch who used mysterious arts.
 
*But I knew she was actually a witch who used mysterious arts.
*Envy: (......)
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*Narrator: (......)
 
*As I remained silent, Elluka suddenly began speaking in a friendly tone.
 
*As I remained silent, Elluka suddenly began speaking in a friendly tone.
 
*Elluka: “--Relax. It isn’t such a bad thing to say you’ll be destroyed. Well, I suppose you won’t be able to converse with a living human being anymore.”
 
*Elluka: “--Relax. It isn’t such a bad thing to say you’ll be destroyed. Well, I suppose you won’t be able to converse with a living human being anymore.”
*Envy: (......)
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*Narrator: (......)
 
*Elluka: “It’s fine if you still don’t want to talk about yourself. But...... your intent to share it with someone else would be a long time for you, wouldn’t it?”
 
*Elluka: “It’s fine if you still don’t want to talk about yourself. But...... your intent to share it with someone else would be a long time for you, wouldn’t it?”
 
*It was certainly as she says.
 
*It was certainly as she says.
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*For example...... the blond boy.
 
*For example...... the blond boy.
 
*But, he wouldn’t hear or understand my words; to begin with, he would surely never come back here again.
 
*But, he wouldn’t hear or understand my words; to begin with, he would surely never come back here again.
*Envy: (...... Though I’m reluctant to do so......)
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*Narrator: (...... Though I’m reluctant to do so......)
 
*“I want to talk about Kayo,” I said, and Elluka smiled, content.
 
*“I want to talk about Kayo,” I said, and Elluka smiled, content.
 
*Apparently she also wanted to know about that.
 
*Apparently she also wanted to know about that.

Latest revision as of 08:30, December 23, 2015

Prologue

  • A really long drawn out way of the narrator explaining that it’s one being embodying two steel scissors, which were originally blades.
  • A portion of the blades are faintly stained red. That girl who owned the scissors--Kayo, handled them with care each and every day but the red stains infused within them never disappeared.
  • It wasn’t due to rust.
  • I know why the blades reddened.
  • Kayo was a woman who tailored kimono for a living.
  • That’s why the scissors, besides being sewing scissors for a number of fabrics and yarn----were used to cut “something else”.
  • What was that girl thinking then.
  • It’s impossible to ascertain her true feelings anymore.
  • For she is no longer the owner of the scissors or the seamstress of this tailor shop.
  • I lack eyes or ears.
  • But nevertheless, this Enbizaka around this tailor shop----no, more broadly, this entire land around Enbizaka, Onigashima, and its neighboring nation(s) is the range of what I can see and sounds that I can hear.
  • Strictly within Enbizaka, I’m now mere sewing tools lying on the tatami.
  • ...... Yes, I’m also contained within these sewing tools.
  • Even though the interior of this tailor shop is now shrouded in silence, it was a little more lively not too long ago.
  • The quiet sounds of action when she worked, the conversations between her and her “son”--though since both weren’t very talked people, it was a rare thing with their busy lives.
  • If I were to go further back, there was an even more noisy time.
  • For Kayo’s husband was a very talkative man and their son Ren was always crying since he was still a newborn baby.
  • Kayo smiled a lot during those times.
  • They had quite, peaceful married life.
  • Surely, back then, that was the happiest times for her.
  • --But, no one’s in this tailor shop anymore.
  • It’s just me here now, nothing to look at in the surrounding neighborhood.
  • [Space]
  • If I move my line of sight to outside the tailor shop, there’s the streets of Enbizaka.
  • She liked the enclosed ordinary landscape.
  • ...... It was as if everyone had completely forgotten the incident that there ever was an incident.
  • There was an execution ground atop the hill.
  • Right now, the head of a woman who was executed for her crimes has been pilloried for the public to see.
  • There were two people standing before that head.
  • One was a tall man, apparently a monk in the midst of his journey. She couldn’t see his face since he wore a closed amigasa.
  • The other was a blond boy.
  • She knew him well.
  • That boy there was the one who beheaded the woman’s head.
  • The monk and the boy were standing there saying something.
  • Based on their tone, the two of them probably met for the first time today.
  • It wasn’t quiet around Enbizaka.
  • Before everything didn't change...... speaking of changes with the exposed head atop the hill, there were two shops that were closed.
  • One is this tailor shop.
  • And the other is a dry goods store atop the hill.
  • Now that they’ve both lost their residents they may be opened again.
  • [Space]
  • When I move my line of sight even further away, the sea immediately followed.
  • This Onigashima wasn’t a very big island. Only one harbor.
  • ...... A large merchant ship was the only vessel anchored there right now.
  • It was a foreign ship. It looks to be ready for departure.
  • By listening to the sailors’ conversations, they’re apparently now returning to their homeland.
  • Though there’s a familiar face among the occupants......
  • That one definitely should’ve been from here originally, I did not see anyone else.
  • [Space]
  • Atop the reef islets floating on the waters, there was someone looking at the ship.
  • While that person’s upper body looked like that of a human woman, her lower body was that of a fish.
  • Yes...... she’s a mermaid.
  • While making sure she wasn’t spotted by other humans, she watched the merchant ship from a distance.
  • ---Every time I see that mermaid, my mind buzzes slightly.
  • It’s only then that I’m reminded of my “feelings as a human being” I thought I lost long ago.
  • Whether those feelings were anger, or sadness at what was lost--.
  • Without finding an answer, I soon regained my composure.
  • There is no sense in thinking about it, because I know that there’s no helping it anymore.
  • [Space]
  • ...... I know the whereabouts of the “human who didn’t have to but should’ve been on the merchant ship” I sensed earlier.
  • She’s in the middle of climbing Enbizaka right now.
  • A black-haired woman wearing a monocle--.
  • Evidently, she’s heading for this tailor shop.
  • Even though I said earlier that no one lives in this house anymore. It’s obvious she didn’t come to see Kayo.
  • If so, then why has she come here......?
  • [Space]
  • Soon, the entrance to the tailor shop was opened.
  • The one who passed under the curtain was still that woman from earlier.
  • While I watched the state of things...... never mind, I finally decided to speak to her.
  • Narrator: (You seem disappointed, Elluka)
  • I don’t know whether my voice reached her.
  • Elluka widened her eyes for a moment and then made a big sigh.
  • Elluka: “...... Well, it’s fine. This isn’t the first time one's been cheated by a Demon of Sin.”
  • She
  • Elluka: “So...... who are you?”
  • She definitely had questions for me.
  • Elluka’s apparently one of the humans capable of “hearing” my voice.
  • However, I flatly retorted to her.
  • Narrator: (I’m under no obligation to tell you that)
  • She didn’t feel like a human that would bring me harm to me.
  • Moreover--there was another reason for me to hate Elluka.
  • (You’re the human who robbed that body from Kayo--I have no desire to open my heart to such a person)
  • When I said that, Elluka replied with a slight smile.
  • Elluka: “Saying I “robbed” her isn’t true at all...... That was what Kayo herself wanted.”
  • Kayo: (Kayo thought she did, but didn’t you induce that thought into her?)
  • Elluka: “Hmph...... Oh well, I don’t care who you are. At any rate, I’ll destroy you.”
  • Elluka replied such with a cool temperament.
  • I don’t know how she planned to “destroy” me.
  • But I thought that if anyone could do it, it was her.
  • Elluka was ostensible occupation was a missionary.
  • But I knew she was actually a witch who used mysterious arts.
  • Narrator: (......)
  • As I remained silent, Elluka suddenly began speaking in a friendly tone.
  • Elluka: “--Relax. It isn’t such a bad thing to say you’ll be destroyed. Well, I suppose you won’t be able to converse with a living human being anymore.”
  • Narrator: (......)
  • Elluka: “It’s fine if you still don’t want to talk about yourself. But...... your intent to share it with someone else would be a long time for you, wouldn’t it?”
  • It was certainly as she says.
  • Elluka: “I’ll say it again. I’m sure this is the last time you’ll be conversing with a living human being like this. So, if there are things you want to say, things you want to talk about, I’ll listen, right now. There’s still time before the ship departs. In exchange--I’ll tell you what you want to know.”
  • Things I wanted to talk about--.
  • I immediately thought of Kayo.
  • She was executed as a mere madwoman without understanding, left as an exposed head on an execution ground atop a hill--.
  • That, was Sudou Kayo.
  • Even though I continued to see her very close by, perhaps I didn’t know the true reason.
  • But, I feel I was at least a being closer to her than anyone else.
  • That’s why I want to tell someone.
  • How that child lived, why she caused the incident she did.
  • It might at least be some sort of atonement for me who can’t do anything.
  • This woman called Elluka in front of my eyes probably knows the summary of this.
  • But she’s the one who met Kayo still just a year ago, who hasn’t seen all the various events surrounding Kayo.
  • ----If true, these might be things to tell someone else about.
  • For example...... the blond boy.
  • But, he wouldn’t hear or understand my words; to begin with, he would surely never come back here again.
  • Narrator: (...... Though I’m reluctant to do so......)
  • “I want to talk about Kayo,” I said, and Elluka smiled, content.
  • Apparently she also wanted to know about that.
  • Elluka: “I have many questions, about both Kayo...... and the humans surrounding her. Because among the humans I’ve met so far, she’s a person I couldn’t read in her greatest (top class) inner thoughts.”
  • [Space]
  • What should I speak about first...... I thought about it a lot.
  • When Kayo was born?
  • When she got married?
  • Or maybe when her child was born?
  • (No..... not even that)
  • I got it, I should speak from that event on, when it all began.
  • When Kayo’s life began to go mad--.
  • [Space]
  • Four years ago, during the great fire of Enbizaka.
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