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*Bufuko: "Kayo-san. I'll be working at the Freezis trade house starting tomorrow. So today's the last day I'll be caring for you, unfortunately."
 
*Bufuko: "Kayo-san. I'll be working at the Freezis trade house starting tomorrow. So today's the last day I'll be caring for you, unfortunately."
 
*While Bufuko was regretful telling her that, Kayo's expression didn't change hearing this.
 
*While Bufuko was regretful telling her that, Kayo's expression didn't change hearing this.
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*Kayo: "Oh my! You're able to work at that huge trading house! Isn't that great, Ren? That's something to celebrate...... Mother used to say that too, though she would only tailor colors......"
Not done.
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*Bufuko: "...... Well, would you tailor a new clothes for me? I feel the kimono I have now would clash with that Evillious-styled building."
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*Kayo: "Sure. What would you like?"
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*Bufuko: "A maid outfit!! With foreign frillish stuff!!"
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*That was her immediate answer.
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*Kayo: "A foreign maid outfit...... I've made that, but I'll try my best, Mother."
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*When Kayo smiled, Bufuko also made a small, sheepish smile.

Latest revision as of 00:48, December 24, 2015

Chapter 1: Act 2: Scene 2

  • Kayo was the unrichteous child of the Octo house.
  • Her mother was already disowned when she eloped with a man but that still didn't change that she descended from the family.
  • It was thought and understood that Kayo didn't have a single relative, and the Octos feared rumors geeting spread by Kayo of her being sick of mind so her grandfather, Octo Gato, took her into his custody.
  • But Kayo was never truly a member of the Octo family.
  • After she recovered, she would be kicked out of the family again--that's what Gato himself  and those around him declared.
  • While living in the Octo family's mansion, [basically she was taken care of by a servant girl, apparently called "Bufu-ko/Bufuko"].
  • She looked to be a pureblood foreigner based on being a beautiful blonde with blue eyes. But, based on her strange name, perhaps she was part Jakokuese.
  • She was also knowledgeable about medicine, apparently had a certain admiration for Mei's father, the doctor. Partially due to that girl's dedication, Kayo's severe burns were good enough to no longer be noticeable by the time four years past.
  • Doctor: "My goodness, this is huge. I didn't honestly think you'd recover this much."
  • Mei's father visited on house call from the Octo family and voiced his surprise.
  • Doctor: "This patient has an amazing healing ability but this is largely thanks to Bufuko's medical knowledge. Tell me, did obtain that knowledge somewhere?"
  • Whens he said such, Bufuko replied with a little shy gesture.
  • Bufuko: "Not at all. I actually grew up in a family of doctors. It had an influence......."
  • Doctor: "Ah, so you're like Mei? Then your father's a foreigner?"
  • Bufuko: "Yes. He's Lucifenian."
  • Doctor: "Lucifenia...... you say, in the Evillious region? My late wife was born in that area."
  • Bufuko: "Oh really?"
  • Doctor: "The Evillious region is far more medically advanced than Jakoku. I'd like to have the opportunity to learn that knowledge......"
  • Bufuko: "Right now in Jakoku, trade with foreign nations isn't allowed anywhere except here at Onigashima in the Izasa domain."
  • Doctor: "Yes but still, even though we live in Onigashima, our opportunity to obtain a foreign nation's medical knowledge compared to you, Bufuko, is very very--"
  • As he praised her, Bufuko was humbled and shook her hands.
  • Bufuko: "Please stop already...... oops."
  • Bufuko got up, realizing something.
  • Bufuko: "It'll be dinner time soon. I haven't made the preparations for Kayo-san."
  • Doctor: "Is that so? Then I'll be going soon."
  • Bufuko: "Leaving already? I can prepare a meal for you, Sensei......"
  • Doctor: "No, I should go. By the time I get to Onigashima, it'll be too late in the day."
  • Bufuku: "Then take this rice, here I'll even wrap it up into a rice ball. Please enjoy it during your journey back." (more or less)
  • Doctor: "I appreciate that. Then, if you insist."
  • Bufuku: "I'll prepare it immediately. Please wait a minute."
  • Bufuko left the room after saying so.
  • Doctor: "Tremendous resilience...... huh?"
  • While murmurring that one-liner, he looked at Kayo lying on the futon.
  • She was awake but her pupils looked hollow somehow.
  • Kayo: "Sensei......"
  • With her eyes as they were, Kayo spoke to the doctor.
  • Doctor: "What is it, Kayo-san?"
  • Kayo: "When will these burns of mine heal?"
  • Doctor: "Your burns have almost healed now. Few scars even remain."
  • There were no lies in his words. Kayo suffered severe burns to her entire body, burnt sores across the skin of her face, but now it was as if none of it happened.
  • But then Kayo said this.
  • Kayo: "..... There's no way. My face is still ugly--"
  • Doctor: "In that case, how about you see for yourself?"
  • The doctor took out a hand mirror and put it close to Kayo's face.
  • Reflected in it was the face of a beautiful woman with black hair.
  • However--
  • Kayo: "Uuuuaaaaggghh!! Ugly, ugly!!"
  • Kayo suddenly screamed and grew restive in her futon.
  • Doctor: "!? Calm down! Kayo-san, Kayo-san!"
  • Once the doctor managed to calm her down, she soon regained her composure and laid down on the futon again.
  • Then she returned to those hollow eyes again.
  • While looking at the situation, the doctor let out a small sigh.
  • Doctor: "The wonds to the body healed, but her mind......"
  • [Space]
  • Bufuko: "Sorry I made you wait."
  • Soon Bufuko returned with Kayo's dinner and a packet for the doctor.
  • Doctor: "Thank you...... well then, if you'll excuse me."
  • After taking the parcel, he nodded to her and left the room.
  • Bufuko: "Well then...... Here's today's dinner, Kayo-san."
  • She turned around calling to Kayo.
  • Then Kayo got up from the futon and thanked her.
  • Kayo: "I'm forever sorry...... Ren."
  • Ren was the name of Kayo's late son.
  • Naturally Bufuko's name wasn't that but Bufuko, never changed. If he were alive, he'd be four years old where as Bufuko was a full-grown adult of at least twenty.
  • To begin with, even their genders were different.
  • That Kayo would talk to her as if she were Ren because of their shared blond hair was pretty odd.
  • Bufuko: "No, Kayo-san. My name's Bufuko. How many times have I told you before?"
  • Kayo: "Really now...... well, thanks for the food, Ren."
  • Bufuko: "Haaa......" (sigh)
  • They've had these exchanges for four years on a daily basis to the point Bufuko had given up.
  • Bufuko: "Well, [will be satified if she eats and gets better]."
  • Bufuko silently watched as Kayo ate.
  • Then, someone else came into the room.
  • ???: "What a hindrance."
  • He was a tall man with black hair in a topknot and delicate features.
  • Bufuko: "Oh, it's you, Anan-sama. It's been a long time."
  • Upon seeing who he was, she made a low bow.
  • Anan past Bufuko and came and sat down in font of Kayo.
  • Anan: "Wake up, Kayo. Listen to me now. The Octo family "treasure"...... where are you hiding it?"
  • Kayo looked upon the man's face and soon quietly answered.
  • Kayo: "Like I've told you many time...... I don't know anything about any such "treasure"."
  • Anan lifted his eyes and attempted to say something again before Bufuko put a hand on his shoulder.
  • Bufuko: "It's pointless, Anan-sama! Kayo-san honestly doesn't know anything. It doesn't look like she's lying to me."
  • Anan: "...... Ghhh."
  • Anan lowered his head, angered.
  • Anan: "It must... it has to be somewhere. This woman's mother--Octo Kagura took the family heirloom from our home...... the Dual Cursed Blades!!"
  • Bufuko: "But this Kagura-san died in an accident a year before the fire. That's something you--"
  • Anan: "I know that! That's why I'm' searching for it from her daughter Kayo!!"
  • Bufuko: "Kayo-san's already said she hasn't seen such blades and even if they had been hidden somewhere in her home, the tailor shop already burned down in the fire......"
  • Anan: "...... Nothing came of searching the ruins. The cursed blades shouldn't have been able to be destroyed in a fire of that magnitude. In other words....... unless I elicit it from this woman, I won't be able to fulfill my duty."
  • This samurai called Anan was Octo Gato's grandson--in other words, Kayo's kin as a cousin.
  • He was apparently ordered by his grandfather to locate the heirloom Kagura took.
  • What did it mean for him to not fulfill his duty...... it's a mystery to me, but it definitely would've been good for his position in the Octo family.
  • Since Kayo came to the Octo family, he often visited the room to ask Kayo about that, though he ultimately didn't produce any results from it.
  • Kayo did not say anything about the blades, not because she was hiding it or because her mind had suffered ill.
  • Like Bufuko said, Kayo honestly heard of these "blades" from her Mother.
  • Anan: "Hmph...... fine. I have another matter to attend to today."
  • Before he left, Anan told Kayo this.
  • Anan: "Octo...... no, Sudou Kayo. I hear that the tailor shop you lived in for a time has been successfully rebuilt. Thanks to the Freezis Foundation Firm's assistance."
  • Bufuko: "Oh! That's wonderful!"
  • While Bufuko was pleased to say that, Anon still had a straight face. Kayo's look didn't change at all.
  • Anan: "I also hear you've recovered enough that it won't interfere with your life any longer...... Therefore, the magistrate has ordered you to leave here."
  • Bufuko: "!? What!"
  • Only Bufuko reacted then.
  • Bufuko: "Kayo-san's body's certainly healed. But, her heart..... still."
  • Anan: Would you prefer she not ever have even been here? She could not afford the rice she eats which should belong to only those of the family." (rough, rough, rough)
  • Bufuko: "Isn't Kayo-san the magistrate's granddaughter, your cousin? Despite everything--is the magistrate unable to forgive Kagura-sama after all?"
  • Anan: "...... It's not just that. There's also the woman's own problems."
  • Bufuko: "W-Why do you say that?"
  • Anan: "Kayo's dead husband--he was one of the magistrate's grandchildren too."
  • Bufuko: "What!? This is new to me."
  • Bufuko acted surprised while Kayo continued to show no reaction.
  • It was well-known fact to her. She knew all along what her relation to that man was.
  • Anan: "Don't you know the magistrate had four children total? One of them was Kagura, one of them was my father, and one of the children of the last two was the man who became Kayo's husband--in other words, Kayo married her cousin."
  • Bufuko: "But that sort of thing isn't that rare here in Jakoku, is it?"
  • Anan: "That may be so, but Kayo's husband was disowned and so wasn't part of the Octo family...... Kayo married the man but I certainly don't believe the magistrat approved it. You could say the fact Kayo's been cared for up until now is due to the magistrate's mercy. But that ends today."
  • After saying that, Anan told Bufuko this.
  • Anan: "You've been caring for Kayo up until now but that ends today. You will return to being my servant starting tomorrow."
  • Bufuko: "Whaaaaat!?"
  • Anan: "Don't be so reluctant! You're just returning to your orignal post!!...... That's why you're to also prepare to leave tonight."
  • Bufuko: "Huh!? But why?"
  • Anan: "Because as you know, I now aid the Freezis Foundation Firm!! Meaning that you can't take care of me by remaining here."
  • Bufuko: "..... Uh, does that mean I'll be living at the Freezis trade house too?"
  • Anan: "Yes, that's right. It's quite the beauty and rebuilt just a few years ago."
  • Bufuko: "But I won't have contact with anyone but foreigners, right? That's so tedious~"
  • Anan: "You who looks like she's abandoned a foreign country is saying that?"
  • Bufuko: "Having said that, I was born and raise in Jakoku~."
  • Anan: "Don't complain! You'll get killed there!!"
  • Bufuko: "Haaa...... that's exactly why I hate it."
  • Bufuko drooped her shoulders and turned towards Kayo.
  • Bufuko: "Kayo-san. I'll be working at the Freezis trade house starting tomorrow. So today's the last day I'll be caring for you, unfortunately."
  • While Bufuko was regretful telling her that, Kayo's expression didn't change hearing this.
  • Kayo: "Oh my! You're able to work at that huge trading house! Isn't that great, Ren? That's something to celebrate...... Mother used to say that too, though she would only tailor colors......"
  • Bufuko: "...... Well, would you tailor a new clothes for me? I feel the kimono I have now would clash with that Evillious-styled building."
  • Kayo: "Sure. What would you like?"
  • Bufuko: "A maid outfit!! With foreign frillish stuff!!"
  • That was her immediate answer.
  • Kayo: "A foreign maid outfit...... I've made that, but I'll try my best, Mother."
  • When Kayo smiled, Bufuko also made a small, sheepish smile.
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