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Isuca Chapter 22
>sfx 1st panel: Kin Kon Kan Kon (bells)
>Box(magazine scans only): At school...?!
B1: Hahh...I'm getting tired of always buying bread.
B2: Then why don't you start making your own lunch like Asano does, Ookubo?
B3: Asano~~~~Make a lunch for me tomorrow~~
B4: Sakuya. Do you want to hang out after school?
B5: Sorry, I have something to do today, so--
B1: What's wrong, Asano?
B1: What's this? Shimazu Sakuya, huh?
B2: Oh~~~? So Asano is into that type of girl then?
B3: It's a shame, but you should give up on that one. Her guard is seriously tough to break through, ya know.
B4: No, it's not like that.
B5: To make matters worse, according to rumors she's the young daughter of a rich family.
>For guys like us, she's totally unattainable.
B6: I said it's not like that.....
B7: But anyway, you think you can share half your lunch with me today Asano? Please~~
B8: Not a chance.
B9: On Sakuya's orders
B10: At school we have to pretend to be strangers
B2: Later man.
B5: Guess I'm a bit late.
B1: What took you so long?
B3: I've got better things to do than wait for you, you know.
B4: But aren't we not supposed to walk back together?
>I mean, you're the one that said "We can't let any classmates know about our living arrangements!", right?
B5: This far from school we'll be fine, though.
B6: Well, I guess, but...
B7: Whatever. Let's go.
B1: Speaking of, don't you have something you wanted to do?
B3: Weren't you telling your friend you were going somewhere when we passed by during lunch?
B4: Y...you were listening in?!
B5: It's more like I overheard rather than "listening in"....
B6: W...well, it's....today's the day you go to the market for the shopping, right?
>There's something I want to pick up, so....
B7: Then you could have just told me what it was, and I would have picked it up for you.
B8: It...it's fine! I wanted to buy it myself!!
B9: I...I see.
B10: Geez...can't he guess?
B1: We're home~~~
B2: Tamako~~~Were you a good girl?
>Shinichirou, help me~~~
B5: What's wrong?!
B3: What are you doing.....?
B4: Uhmm...I wanted to wear this.
>So I borrowed it from Sakuya's room, but I didn't know how to work it.....
B5: I have to put it back before Sakuya finds out....
B6: Oh, it's much too late for that now....
B1: This goddamned cat....!!
B2: Hold on, hold on. Just calm down.
B3: Tamako, you shouldn't just selfishly take others things, you know?
B4: I'm Sorry-nya...
B5: I mean, seriously, Sakuya's clothes are too small for you to wear anyways.
B6: ......too small....
B7: Well forgive me for being so~~~ tiny!!
B8: Ah...no, I didn't mean it like th---
B1: Sensei's kind of late, huh....?
>It's past the time she usually get's home.
B4: Sorry about earlier.
>It was my bad.
B5: You don't need to apologize.
>It's just a simple fact that I'm rather small.
B1: I mean, it's not like I enjoy being small....
B2: I don't think there's anything particularly bad about it myself.
B3: Oh shut up...I don't need your sympathy.
B4: It's not like that.
>Suseri is more your type, isn't she?!
B6: Why are you getting angry?
B7: I'm not angry!!
B8: Whatever, just listen to me!
B9: Truthfully, I really---
B2: N...nothing, nothing at all.
B4: Th-that's right. Do you want to go ahead and eat first?
>Since we're waiting for sensei to get home.
B5: It's really okay?!
B1: So, so? What's for dinner?
B2: Today it's Mackerel.
B5: .....geez, Tamako can be such a pain.....
B6: Well, I think this'll keep her occupied for a while.
B7: Well, continue what you were saying from earlier.
B8: "You really"
B10: Uhmm, that is--
B5: The truth is, I really li--
B1: I'm back~~
B2: Asano, are you in?
>Can you give me a hand down here?
>small txt next to sakuya: Haaah~~haaahh
>What's going on?
B1: What...what in the world...?
B2: I'll explain later.
>For now, just help me get her to the sofa so she can rest.
B4: Are you a little more comfortable, Suseri?
B6: Today you'll stay here and rest.
B7: Just wait a moment and I'll bring you something to change into.
B8: No, Nadeshiko.
>That's not really nessec---
B1: Nadeshiko. What is this?
>Did a spirit do this?
B2: Exorcism ceremony.
B4: What's that?
>Is there anything I can--
B6: This is Suseri's problem.
B7: There's nothing we can do about it.
B1: You can't speak like that!!
B2: I realize with your positions it may be difficult to cooperate, but--
B3: Asano-kun. Sakuya isn't saying this out of any sort of malice.
B4: You see, the exorcism ceremony is a ritual a medium goes through in order to form a contract with a spirit in order to make it one's servant.
B5: One of the most important parts of the ritual is that the medium must force the spirit to submit using their own power.
B6: Other people mustn't interfere.
B1: So, what's the spirit?
B2: A thunder beast.
B3: But that's....isn't that a bit excessive?
B4: Well. You remember how during the fight with the giant snake and then again at the main household
B5: Suseri's contracted spirit wasn't all that helpful, right?
B6: Because of that she needs to get hold of a stronger spirit.
B7: At least according to lady Sagiri.
B9: I must go--
B1: Don't push yourself.
B2: You should just stay and get some rest for today, alright?
B4: There is no need to remain here.
B5: Let's go, Suseri.
B1: Seriously...doing whatever you want, aren't you?
B2: I go to speak with mother for a while,
B3: And upon returning, I find Suseri, who I don't remember giving consent to leave, gone.
B4: My apologies.
B5: Suseri, let us return and continue the ritual.
B7: P..please wait!
>Continue...you mean right now?
B1: You have no right to speak on this matter.
>Suseri is exhausted and wounded on top of that...
B3: If you could at least allow her to rest for today, it--
B5: Did I not say this has nothing to do with you?
B6: Stay out of it.
B2: I just can't let this happen!
B4: To make her fight a spirit in this condition would be too much!
B2: Sagiri, we'll welcome you back another time.
B3: What are you ta--
B4: That thunder beast...
>I wonder, just how did you get your hands on it?
B6: As far as I knew, the last thunder beast was sealed by the family 7 years ago.
B7: And then was finally returned to the underworld 2 years ago.
B8: Suseri's spiritual affinity is with wind,
>So I understand you searching for a strong spirit with the same characteristics.
B9: But I wonder at what method you used in obtaining it....
>Maybe the family head would know?
>sfx 1st panel: Grind
B1: ......Tomorrow morning.
B2: I will return for you then.
B3: Y..yes, ma'am.
B4: I won't forget this.
>In the end...is there really nothing I can do?
B2: Shinichirou, I am thankful for your desire to assist me,
B3: However, it's been the custom to perform the exorcism ceremony alone since ancient times.
B4: But I'm not a part of the Shimazu family,
>So wouldn't that mean the custom doesn't really apply to me?
B5: At any rate, I want to be helpful to you!
B1: ...True, huh?
B2: If you're that dedicated, maybe I should ask the head of the family?
B3: Y...yes, please!
B4: Well, either way, we can take care of it in the morning.
B5: For now, just take it easy and rest.
B6: First off, we need to find you something to change into.
B7: Ah, that's right.
B1: Sakuya's clothes would probably be too small for you,
B2: So you'll likely need to borrow some from sensei.
B4: .....I apologize for being so~~~ tiny.
B5: No, no! I didn't mean it like---
B6: Shinichirou you....
B7: Insensitive moron!!!!
B8: Ufufu. And here we go again.
B9: Looks like fun...
>Box: The next day--
B1: I don't have a problem with it.
B3: Well, that was easier than I thought....
B4: What? Would you prefer I act more like an old person be all stubborn about it?
B5: Ah...no, I didn't mean to imply--
B6: Grandmother, you've returned to your original body?
B1: Yeah...a child's body is just too troublesome.
B2: It couldn't reach my gaming shelf...
B3: Well, about that.
B4: The exorcism ceremony is a ritual for you to face a spirit and show that you have sufficient enough power to form a contract with it.
B5: If you two do that together,
>It may not be willing to accept and submit.
B6: First, I think it may be wise to determine the spirit's true name.
>Then there is nothing more to say.
B4: Then the two of you
B5: Can tackle this exorcism ceremony together.
>Box(magazine scans only): Fight!!