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[boke's comments in brackets like this]
Page 186 Panel 4 Ma...
188-1 Here you go
188-3 So, when did you...?
Since when have you been a girl...?
189-1 From the start
You were a guy, right?
When we went to school...
I didn't have the guts...
I was afraid of Miyada and his homies. Of getting picked on and stuff...
189-4 But I've always been a girl at home
My family understands and supports me
189-5 stir stir
190-1 stir stir
190-2 But, I look completely different now
190-3 It's amazing,Yuki-chan
That you recognized me
190-4 Of course...
I'd recognize you
191-2 So cute
191-3 But that yellow one might suit your look better
Eh, really? This one?
191-5 This morning's horoscope
192-1 Said it was my lucky color
Wha? No way!
So, you're a gemini too?
192-2 Mm, maybe I should buy this
I take the "Yu" from Yuuji and call myself "Yuko"
If it's ok with you, call me that, ok?
You're really a girl
It's not like you're into drag, right?
So, when I told you I loved you back then, it must have been pretty gross for you, huh?
193-2 I could never understand why you never answered me
193-3 "Gross"...? I didn't...
I'm really so stupid
193-4 You were just nice to me as a friend
I read too much into it
If that's what it was you should have said something earlier
194-3 I didn't think it was gross at all
I was really happy. Really!
194-4 You were my ideal when I thought about being a girl like this!
195-1 I hated being a boy so much I couldn't stand it
That you could say you loved the body I hated so much was the thing that saved me back then
196-2 Eh? What for?
This must be so sudden for you
When I came out, it made things easier for me, but I know it puts a burden on other people
At first the fact that you weren't the Matsuno-kun I loved was a shock
But you're you, Yuko-chan
Let's be friends
We can do it, right?
197-1 Someday, I want to have surgery
Yeah. I'm on hormone treatment right now
I have what's called gender identity disorder. The diagnosis is a different disorder from being a transvestite or transexual, so I may be able to have surgery.
197-3 Aren't you scared?
It's supposed to reaaaly hurt!
197-4 Premarin, the hormone I'm on now, had some really bad side effects in the beginning
It was really tough
197-5 Wait... huh?
You can't have a sex change in Japan... right?
You can now, but with conditions
On top of having to get a variety of diagnosis, they only do one or two per year
198-1 You can go to Thailand and get the surgery. They're better in technique and it's much cheaper.
But I think that if even one more person with this diagnosis can get the surgery in Japan, then it has some meaning to it
You seem to really have it together
There's stuff that if you don't get stronger, you can't overcome it
198-4 But even if I get the surgery, and physically I'm female, it's not like society is going to accept me
Even if I get around the sexual discrimination by lying on my resume, they'll find out through the insurance
I've got to think about family registries and employment
I've got to pull it together...
199-3 What? Why?
You're doing great, Yuki-chan
You're not bothered by this, for example
You think so?
Yeah, yeah... Oh
199-5 You have a spare pair?
Ok, then the bathroom
200-1 Here they are
Ok, wait here for me
I've got to go too
Actually, I've been holding it for a while
201-2 Is that this fall's new color?
Yeah, you want to try it?
Th... Thank you
Sorry! I'm sorry, ok?
You're just so cute!
That's an awful thing to do to someone who trusts you and has gotten close to you,huh!?
Do you like me?
Just what do you mean?
Ah, listen, I've liked you since way back
203-2 I don't mind going out with either guys or girls
So when you said you loved me, I was really happy
203-3 But I can only love as a woman, not a man
You loved the male me, so I didn't think you wanted the female me
203-4 I'm the one who gets to decide what I want, right?
Ah, so when you came into the bathroom with me, that means you accept me as a woman, right?
So my turn to confess! Can you go out with me even as a woman?
204-1 How would I know!?
I've never even thought about about it!
Yeah, that's right!
204-2 That's right...
205-1 I've never thought about it, but
205-2 I'm willing to think about it
206-2 After that, the both of us had to get over a flood of tears
But those tears, at the end of summer in 2000
206-3 Were warm and happy