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  1. Haru and Midori ch1
  2.  
  3. p1
  4. >I've always hated Spring.
  5.  
  6. p2
  7. >Satou-san~
  8. >Wanna go drinking today?
  9.  
  10. >Ah, sorry. I've got plans today.
  11. >Eh~ I see~
  12. >How about you, Miki-chan?
  13. >Ah~ I wanna go~
  14. >Alright, let's go!
  15.  
  16. >There's the place that opened up by the station
  17. >Good work today...
  18. >Ah~ I know that one~
  19.  
  20. p3
  21. >That'll be 451 yen.
  22.  
  23. >Would you like chopsticks~?
  24. >...Ah.
  25. >Yes, please...
  26. >Excuse me?
  27. >Ah, um...
  28.  
  29. >Thank you~
  30. >...Chopsicks...
  31. >She didn't put them in...
  32.  
  33. >...It feels like ages
  34. >since I last talked with someone...
  35.  
  36. p4
  37. >Spring
  38. >brings nothing but bad memories.
  39.  
  40. >I've always sucked at getting along with people since way back.
  41. >I was really bad with being in a new place with people I didn't know.
  42.  
  43. p5
  44. >Be it an opening ceremony full of strangers or trying to give a self-introduction with everyone staring at me
  45. >I could never
  46. >do it well.
  47.  
  48. >Besides, Spring...
  49.  
  50. >Spring is...
  51. >when my most precious person was taken from me.
  52.  
  53. p6
  54. >Hah~
  55. >Finally alone...
  56.  
  57. >Hello, Midori?
  58. >Did the stuff arrive?
  59. >>Mom
  60.  
  61. >...Yeah, they arrived.
  62. >Geez~
  63. >Then you could've at least contacted me...
  64. >I don't need to do that for every little thing...
  65.  
  66. p7
  67. >I've included some vegetables
  68. >so do some proper cooking.
  69. >I'm not taking care of you anymore.
  70. >You're 31, after all.
  71. >...
  72.  
  73. >...I want to eat dinner already. I'm hanging up.
  74. >Ah~ Hold on.
  75. >There's a proper reason I called you today.
  76.  
  77. >Just now, I got a call for you.
  78. >..For me?
  79. >Do you remember?
  80. >She was your friend
  81. >from middle school...
  82.  
  83. p8
  84. >Tsugumi-chan!
  85.  
  86. >We've got morning assembly today.
  87. >We need to go to the gymnasium...
  88. >Eh~?
  89.  
  90. >Such a pain...
  91.  
  92. >Geez... Tsugumi-chan.
  93. >There's no time...
  94.  
  95. >Take this!
  96. >Wah!
  97.  
  98. >Ts-
  99. >Tsugumi-cha-
  100. >Ahaha
  101.  
  102. >Skip it with me, Midori!
  103.  
  104. >Tsugumi-chan.
  105.  
  106. >Back then,
  107. >she was the one and only friend
  108. >of the me who just sat in the corner of the classroom.
  109.  
  110. >She was...
  111.  
  112. p9
  113. >the girl I loved the most
  114. >in the whole world.
  115.  
  116. p10
  117. >...Tsugumi-chan.
  118.  
  119. >I've seen
  120. >this photo before...
  121.  
  122. >That's right.
  123. >It was from
  124. >our middle school graduation album...
  125.  
  126. p11
  127. >...The coffin...
  128.  
  129. >Tsugumi-chan
  130. >is inside this...
  131.  
  132. p12
  133. >Um.
  134.  
  135. >I'm Tsugumi's aunt.
  136. >Thank you for coming when you're so busy.
  137.  
  138. >I'm... Yukihira.
  139.  
  140. >I was Tsugumi-chan's...
  141. >middle school
  142. >classmate...
  143.  
  144. >...Ah.
  145. >Sorry, I...
  146. >Erm...
  147. >It's okay.
  148. >Sorry for calling you out so suddenly.
  149.  
  150. >It was... really sudden.
  151. >It was a motorbike accident...
  152.  
  153. p13
  154. >An accident...
  155.  
  156. >I really feel sorry for her...
  157. >You see, her parents...
  158. >They could've at least visited her during her final moments...
  159.  
  160. >...Huh...?
  161. >Ah...
  162. >Well, y'see...
  163.  
  164. >A lot.. happened...
  165. >with her family...
  166.  
  167. >...
  168. >See?
  169. >I knew it...
  170.  
  171. p14
  172. >Yeah.
  173. >They're talking about her disinheritance...
  174.  
  175. >It's certainly
  176. >hilarious in some parts...
  177. >but I guess she had it rough.
  178.  
  179. >She left Tokyo to go back to her parents, right?
  180. >To think she'd get divorced...
  181. >He wasn't a bad guy, though.
  182. >Didn't she run away from home too?
  183. >It looks like
  184. >she didn't go to high school either...
  185. >...
  186.  
  187. p15
  188. >Hey, you look really pale...
  189. >Sorry...
  190. >I'm fine...
  191.  
  192. >...You must have
  193. >really been close with her...
  194.  
  195. >...That girl
  196. >didn't have anyone she was close with ever since she came back here.
  197. >She hardly had anyone in her phone's address book.
  198.  
  199. >I called everyone in there
  200. >but almost all of them said they had work...
  201.  
  202. >She called my house...
  203. >Is that why?
  204. >But...
  205.  
  206. >Why me...
  207. >That's why
  208. >I'm really glad
  209.  
  210. >that a friend like you came...
  211.  
  212. >...No.
  213. >I'm...
  214.  
  215. >There's a little time before it starts.
  216. >Maybe you should rest for a little bit first.
  217.  
  218. p16
  219. >For the longest time
  220. >I've heard nothing but voices all around me...
  221.  
  222.  
  223. >...What do they know
  224. >about Tsugumi-chan...
  225.  
  226. >That place
  227. >isn't the place where Tsugumi-chan is...
  228.  
  229. p17
  230. >Tsugumi-chan was a girl
  231. >who was always in the spotlight.
  232. >Tsugumi~
  233. >You're skipping class again?
  234.  
  235. >Yep.
  236. >I'm sleepy.
  237. >Ahaha
  238. >They're taking attendance over there.
  239. >You can still make it.
  240. >Eh? Really?
  241.  
  242. >Alright, let's go then.
  243.  
  244. p18
  245. >Sorry, Midori.
  246. >Let's go.
  247.  
  248. >...Okay.
  249.  
  250. >Everybody
  251. >loved Tsugumi-chan.
  252.  
  253. p19
  254. >I thought for sure
  255. >that there would be lots of people here who admired her
  256. >and would cry and laugh for her sake.
  257. >...But...
  258.  
  259. >I'm the one
  260. >who loves Tsugumi-chan the most.
  261.  
  262. >I at least know
  263. >that I'm not just someone special to her.
  264.  
  265. >...But then,
  266. >why...
  267.  
  268. p20
  269. >Why am I
  270. >in a place like this...?
  271.  
  272. >Not to mention,
  273. >there's Tsugumi-chan.
  274.  
  275. >Ever since that Spring,
  276. >she's always...
  277.  
  278. >...kept my contact address.
  279. >Why is it in her phone even now?
  280. >When did she come back here?
  281. >What happened between then and now?
  282. >What about her parents
  283. >and everyone else...
  284.  
  285. p21
  286. >...Are you
  287. >disappearring
  288. >from my sight again?
  289.  
  290. >...Tsugumi-chan.
  291. >Why...?
  292.  
  293. >...Are you crying?
  294.  
  295. p23
  296. >...Tsu
  297. >gumi-cha...
  298.  
  299. p24
  300. >...It's Tsugumi-chan...
  301.  
  302. p25
  303. >She's
  304. >right here.
  305.  
  306. >I can
  307.  
  308. >touch her...
  309.  
  310. >...Um.
  311. >...Are you feeling alright?
  312.  
  313. p36
  314. >I'm Tachibana Tsugumi's
  315. >daughter,
  316. >Haruko.
  317.  
  318. p37
  319. >...
  320.  
  321. >...Erm...
  322. >Um...
  323.  
  324. >...H-
  325.  
  326. >How old are you...?
  327.  
  328. p38
  329. >...14.
  330. >Four...
  331.  
  332. >Four...
  333. >Thirty minus fourteen equals
  334.  
  335. >seventeen...
  336.  
  337. >...17.
  338.  
  339. >Tsugumi-chan
  340. >had her at seventeen...
  341.  
  342. p39
  343. >...Um.
  344. >Hah
  345.  
  346. >Are you feeling alright...?
  347. >Ah, y-
  348. >yeah, I'm fine now.
  349.  
  350. >I felt a lot better
  351. >after getting some fresh air...
  352.  
  353. >...Is she really
  354. >Tsugumi-chan's...?
  355.  
  356. >But...
  357.  
  358. p40
  359. >She looks just like
  360. >Tsugumi-chan...
  361. >...Well.
  362.  
  363. >Being in a place like that would gross you out too.
  364. >Eh...?
  365.  
  366. >Grown adults just chattering away.
  367. >Like idiots.
  368.  
  369. p41
  370. >Hah~ I'm tired.
  371. >Prying into family business.
  372. >If we're not talking about it, we don't want to be asked about it.
  373. >Can't they understand that?
  374.  
  375. >...?????
  376.  
  377. >They just give noncommittal pity
  378. >saying stuff like "how sad that she died alone".
  379.  
  380. >Alone...?
  381. >They have a habit of saying offensive things
  382. >but I heard them all.
  383.  
  384. p42
  385. >"Isn't it strange that she's not crying when her mother is dead?"
  386. >"..."Doesn't she feel sorry for her mother"?
  387. >Stuff like that.
  388.  
  389. >...
  390.  
  391. >...Um.
  392.  
  393. >You were my Mom's friend,
  394. >right?
  395.  
  396. p43
  397. >...Ah.
  398. >Erm...
  399.  
  400. >Tsugu...
  401. >Your mother
  402. >went to the same middle school as me.
  403.  
  404. >O-Oh right, that uniform.
  405. >It's the same school we went to.
  406. >Brings back memories.
  407.  
  408. >I was surprised at first.
  409.  
  410. >You really do look...
  411. >just like your mother...
  412.  
  413. >...Ah
  414.  
  415. >I made
  416. >another mistake...
  417.  
  418. p44
  419. >This always happen.
  420. >I force myself to talk
  421. >and end up saying too much.
  422.  
  423. >...This
  424. >was my mom's.
  425.  
  426. >We found this with her graduation album when looking for a photo.
  427. >I've always been told that.
  428. >"You look just like your mother when she was your age."
  429.  
  430. p45
  431. >Remembering that stuff
  432. >I just kinda put it on.
  433.  
  434. >...I didn't think you would be that surprised though...
  435. >...
  436.  
  437. >But you're right.
  438.  
  439. >When I looked at that photo
  440. >and saw that we were practically identical,
  441. >it made me laugh a little.
  442.  
  443. p46
  444. >Did you see inside the coffin?
  445.  
  446. >...
  447.  
  448. >...She was like a doll.
  449.  
  450. >...I can still remember
  451. >my mom's voice and scent.
  452. >Like she's still here.
  453.  
  454. p47
  455. >That feels more real to me.
  456.  
  457. >Even when I'm told that she's dead,
  458. >it doesn't really hit me...
  459.  
  460. >Haruko-chan.
  461. >There you are...
  462. >Oh, you're...
  463.  
  464. p48
  465. >We're about to start. Are you okay?
  466. >You don't have to force yourself...
  467.  
  468. >...I'm fine.
  469. >Let's go.
  470.  
  471. p49
  472. >...Um.
  473. >Midori-san.
  474. >Ah.
  475. >Yes?
  476.  
  477. >...Huh?
  478. >My name...
  479.  
  480. >...Thank you
  481.  
  482. >for coming here today.
  483.  
  484. p50
  485. >I feel sorry for that girl too.
  486. >She's only 14...
  487.  
  488. >...Um
  489. >About Haruko-san's... or rather
  490. >Tsugumi-chan's husband...
  491.  
  492. >It seems they broke up.
  493. >A while ago.
  494.  
  495. >I don't know the details,
  496. >but it was just the two of them by the time I met them...
  497.  
  498. >...What's Haruko-chan
  499. >gonna do from now on...?
  500.  
  501. >...I'd like to help her if I could, but...
  502.  
  503. p51
  504. >I've already got two kids of my own
  505. >and I'm sure Tsugumi's parents are...
  506.  
  507. >Maybe an institution
  508. >would be best for that girl...
  509.  
  510. p52
  511. >...They really do
  512. >look alike...
  513.  
  514. p53
  515. >But
  516. >they're completely different...
  517.  
  518. >14 years old.
  519. >Fourteen years.
  520.  
  521. >14 years of Tsugumi-chan's life
  522. >that I know nothing about...
  523.  
  524. >Then
  525. >does she not have any relatives?
  526.  
  527. p54
  528. >Well, her father's gone.
  529. >What about a caretaker?
  530. >Is there
  531. >any money left over?
  532.  
  533. >She's got it hard.
  534. >Poor girl.
  535. >All alone...
  536.  
  537. p55
  538. >Are you crying?
  539.  
  540. p56
  541. >You surprised me.
  542. >You had your head down all this time.
  543. >I thought you were crying.
  544.  
  545. >I've always
  546. >hated Spring.
  547.  
  548. >There is never a place for me in this new world.
  549. >Whenever Spring comes around, I'm always reminded that I'm all alone.
  550.  
  551. >But...
  552.  
  553. p57
  554. >it was also the Spring
  555. >when Tsugumi-chan
  556. >gave me a place I could call my own.
  557.  
  558. >...
  559.  
  560. p58
  561. >H-
  562. >Haruko-chan!
  563.  
  564.  
  565. p59
  566. >...Ah.
  567.  
  568. >H-
  569. >Haruko-chan's mother
  570. >was a really
  571. >kind person.
  572.  
  573. >She was always smiling.
  574. >Everyone
  575. >loved Tsugumi-chan very much.
  576.  
  577. >...She even spent time
  578.  
  579. >with someone like me...
  580.  
  581. >Hah
  582.  
  583. p60
  584. >...Ah
  585. >So
  586. >erm...
  587.  
  588. >...If you need a place,
  589. >I have one.
  590.  
  591. >I'll make one.
  592.  
  593. >For you
  594. >and for Tsugumi-chan.
  595.  
  596. >So...
  597.  
  598. p61
  599. >C-
  600. >Come and
  601. >lib...
  602.  
  603. >...live with...
  604. >me...
  605.  
  606. >...M-
  607. >My voice.
  608. >I got it mixed up...
  609.  
  610. p62
  611. >...Erm.
  612.  
  613. >For now, we can talk about this
  614. >later, okay...
  615. >...Sure.
  616.  
  617. >Alright.
  618. >I'll live with you.
  619.  
  620. p63
  621. >H-
  622. >Haruko-chan?
  623. >This person
  624.  
  625. >is Mom's friend,
  626. >so I can trust her.
  627. >...Probably.
  628.  
  629. >...Thank you for everything, auntie.
  630. >I'll be fine.
  631.  
  632. >So with that settled
  633.  
  634. >all of you,
  635. >don't worry about me.
  636.  
  637. p64
  638. >...Wait!
  639. >H-
  640. >Haruko-chan!
  641.  
  642. >...Um...
  643.  
  644. >A-
  645. >About...
  646. >Hah
  647. >just now...
  648.  
  649. p65
  650. >...You got money?
  651. >Y-
  652. >Yes!
  653.  
  654. >Do you have a proper
  655. >savings account?
  656.  
  657. >Ye-...
  658. >Can you afford the living expenses?
  659. >For two people living together...
  660. >Yes!
  661.  
  662. >Also... um.. I'm not sure what, but
  663. >it's be troublesome in a lot of ways, won't it?
  664. >Uuh...
  665. >That's...
  666. >I'll do it properly...
  667.  
  668. >I know I went and said all that too, but...
  669. >Living together...
  670.  
  671. p66
  672. >...We're strangers, right?
  673.  
  674. >...Yeah.
  675. >But...
  676.  
  677. p67
  678. >To me,
  679. >...Haruko-chan
  680. >is the most precious person
  681. >of my most precious person.
  682.  
  683. >So...
  684.  
  685. >...Haru.
  686.  
  687. p68
  688. >Just Haru is fine.
  689. >Call me that.
  690.  
  691. >...Haruko
  692. >is a kinda lame name, right?
  693.  
  694. >Y-
  695. >You think so?
  696. >I think it's a rather pretty name...
  697. >but...
  698. >...
  699.  
  700. >...I
  701. >was born in April.
  702.  
  703. >Since that's when Spring started
  704. >I was called Haruko. [TN: Haru = Spring]
  705.  
  706. p69
  707. >...Man,
  708. >she has no sense
  709. >...that person.
  710.  
  711. >...
  712. >...pft.
  713.  
  714. >So-
  715. >Fufu
  716. >She's amused...
  717. >Sorry...
  718. >I just.
  719.  
  720. >I thought
  721. >that was so like Tsuugmi
  722. >chan...
  723.  
  724. p70
  725. >...
  726.  
  727. >Huh!?
  728. >Eh?
  729. >Now you cry!?
  730. >Uh
  731. >I'm sorry...
  732.  
  733. p71
  734. >I lost my strength...
  735. >I-
  736. >I...
  737.  
  738. >haven't talked in front of such a large group
  739. >for a long time...
  740. >Uh Uh
  741. >Wait,
  742. >What are you talking about!?
  743.  
  744. >Eh~...
  745.  
  746. >Uh
  747. >...It's been piling up, so...
  748.  
  749. >...You
  750. >really are a strange one,
  751. >Midori-san.
  752.  
  753. p72
  754. >Once again
  755.  
  756. >Spring has come
  757. >bringing with it a slightly cool breeze
  758.  
  759. p73
  760. >And a girl with the same smile
  761. >as the person I loved.
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