Chapter 17: Child
Translator: Soafp TL: I’m going to take a “break” because of school. I will be back on June 1. “Well, let’s go.” Saturday afternoon, Sachi and I met up with Mom at the station. I hadn’t seen her in a while, but she seemed to have lost some weight. No, it was probably not my […]
Chapter 16: Orders and sly requests
Translator: Soafp ”Oi, you two-timing b*stard. Come here a minute.” Friday morning. I was tangled up with Kenji —– Kenji Shirakawa. I learned his last name from the conversation of the guys behind me when he entered the classroom. In other words, just a few minutes ago. “No” Obviously I don’t like it. I mean, […]
Chapter 15: Your smile that I saw one day
Translator: Soafp [Maika PoV whole chapter] Behind that smile, I wonder what child was thinking. With what intention did that child put on that smile? Who knows. Was it something that came naturally? Am I smiling right now? It was Tuesday when Emi came to school. Everyone seemed to be worried about Emi, but I […]
Chapter 14: Little Sister Encounter
Translator: Soafp “Ah, I heard there’s an egg sale today! You’ll buy one, right?” “…..Yeah, take two packs.” After school, I was shopping with Sachi. Of course, I didn’t bring her with me. She just followed me on her own. It is a bit far from our house, but it is a supermarket famous for […]
Chapter 13: Strong miso soup
Translator: Soafp My body is heavy. I didn’t have a fever, but my condition was so bad that I missed two days of school after Sachi came to my house. Sachi wanted to say something, but she did not ask me deeply if I was not feeling well. So Thursday came. I have missed too […]
Chapter 12: Righteous and pathetic.
Translator: Soafp [Emi PoV] I missed a week of school since that day. I quickly gave up looking for an answer to why I shed tears at that time. Because I knew better than anyone else that finding the answer would only make it harder for me. Various people called me. It was an e-mail […]
Chapter 11: The middle ground between one person and alone.
Translator: Soafp [I want to talk to you after school. Just once, please.] It was Sachi who sent me such a message on Tuesday morning. My honest impression was that it was a pain in the *ss. (Come to think of it, she originally said she had something to do yesterday as well.) Is that […]
Chapter 10: Cotton candy
Translator: Soafp [Sachi PoV] I like sweet things. I especially like cotton candy. Just because I like it doesn’t mean I eat it every day. That’s why I eat it only a few times a year, like at festivals. I like sweet things. It makes me happy. Whenever I have a bad day, I always […]
Chapter 9: Objective.
Translator: Soafp TL: Double chapter, since this one is really short. [Third person view] “Okay, no one saw me spreading the paper around the class.” “Yeah. But isn’t this going to involve Maika, too?” After school, in a classroom where most students had left, two boys were talking. ”That’s why we can blame it all […]
Chapter 8: I saw her smile once.
Translator: Soafp [Maika PoV] They say it was bullying, that a kid in class 3 died. It was the spring of my eighth grade year. One student committed suicide because of bullying at the junior high school she attended. She was a girl in the next class, a girl whom I had attended the same […]