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Kyoukai no Rinne
Chapter 8: Afraid to Sleep
[Insert text: This time's opponent is kind of dangerous?! // A new incident breaks out!]
[Side text: Rinne's contracted black cat, Rokumon. Disguised as a kitten, he charms a certain tracksuit-teacher... but what is this presence?!]
Satou: My, how cute. // Where did that cat come from, Suzuki-sensei?
Suzuki: Ah, Satou-sensei from the infirmary. // Well, I've seen him around a lot lately...... // ...and I just can't help but feed the poor little guy.
Suzuki: Hm?! // What's wrong?
[Side text: Character Profiles // Rokudou Rinne: His grandmother is a Shinigami, his grandfather human. This penniless first-year high-schooler guides souls that can't pass on to the Wheel of Samsara. // Mamiya Sakura: Wandered into the next world as a child, but made it back. She has been able to see ghosts ever since.]
Rokumon: Rinne-sama... / You let that thing go on purpose, didn't you! // Are you sure that's okay?!
Rinne: Listen up, Rokumon. // I'm no volunteer worker. // A thing like that... // Unless I'm requested to deal with it specifically... / ...I'm too scared to get involved.
[Side text: Character Profiles // Rokumon: One of the Black Cat Tribe, sworn to support Shinigami in their work. Contracted to Rinne. // Tamako: Rinne's grandmother. The Shinigami who helped Sakura out when she wandered into the next world as a child.]
Satou: Your teeth hurt?
[Box: I, Mamiya Sakura, first witnessed this apparition...]
Satou: Well then, I'll give you something for the pain, / but you should have a dentist check it out as well.
Rika: Are you sure there's no other way?!
Sakura: Of course not.
[Box: ...when I was accompanying Rika-chan to the school infirmary.]
Sakura: (Hm...? // What's that sound?! // It's getting closer... // It stopped...?)
Sakura: (A... // A fallen warrior!)
Himekawa?: Nnnnhh... Unnnhh...
Satou: There's a second-year girl resting in there... // Perhaps she's in pain? // Are you all right, Himekawa-san?
Warrior: Drink up now, Princess.
Sakura: (It vanished...)
Himekawa: Ahh... // That dream again...
Sakura: Ehm... are you all right? / What do you mean, 'again'?
Himekawa: Well, you may not believe this, but... // Recently, I keep having the same dream every night, of a fallen warrior offering me sake... // It makes me scared to sleep...
Sakura: I see...
Rika: Um... Senpai...
Himekawa: "Legendary Instrument Shelter"?
Rika: If you've got spiritual problems... // ...then making a request at the Instrument Shelter is your best bet.
Rika: You just have to place a letter stating your request in here, along with a monetary offering and a gift to the spirits.
Himekawa: Monetary offering?
Rika: Just a little change will do!
Rinne: Mamiya Sakura.
Rinne: A little change will not
do. Make her leave a whole note.
Sakura: Wha~t?! / Why?
Rinne: Also, during the rainy season, I'm a little worried about food poisoning, so get her to leave a canned gift.
Sakura: Tell her that yourself!
Rika: What's wrong, Sakura-chan?
[Box: When wearing the Yomi no Haori, Rokudou Rinne cannot be seen by ordinary people.]
[Text: Himekawa Kaori, Class 2-1. // I have been having frightening dreams since last month... // ...ever since I went to Kyoto on a school field trip. // He appears by my bedside at the ryokan...]
Flashback!Warrior: Drink up now, Princess.
[Text: I have it every single night; it's driving me crazy... // Even since I came back to Kyoto, the dreams haven't stopped...]
Rinne: (So it latched on to her in Kyoto, and she brought it back here. / The ghost fell for a passing stranger...)
Rinne: (Still... // If it has some kind of unfinished business from its previous life... // The 1000-yen monetary offering... // Even this huge sum of money may not be enough...)
Himekawa: I'm sleepy... / ...but I'm scared to sleep... // So sleepy...
Rinne: The fallen warrior appears when the client, Himekawa Kaori, falls asleep. / When he does, we capture him...
[Note: When wearing the Yomi no Haori, Rokudou Rinne becomes ethereal.]
Rinne: ...and interrogate him thoroughly... // ...to find out why he is haunting her.
Himekawa: Good. // That'll keep me awake.
Rinne: Bonk. // That should do it.
Rokumon: Friendly, aren't you.
Rinne: Tell me who you are. // What is your business with Himekawa Kaori?
Warrior: There's a man... // ...at the Princess's bedside...
Warrior: Princess, how could you~?!
Rokumon: There he goes...
Warrior: I see... I see now. / So you were unwilling to accept my sake... // ...because you had another man...
Rokumon: I think he's getting the wrong idea.
Rinne: Tch... // There's nothing for it.
[Bubble: The Yomi no Haori is a useful reversible item; when turned inside-out, it causes ghosts to take physical form.]
Kids: Wh... Whoa... // Check out those arrows...
Sakura: Rokudou-kun and the warrior... // In the middle of town?
Rinne: Not good... we're drawing a crowd. / Rokumon.
Kids: [aside]gotta snap this![/aside]
Rokumon: Yes, Rinne-sama!
Rokumon: BE CUUUUUURSED~~~!!
Kids: D - DEMON CAT~~~~~~~~!!
Rinne: Hm. // That should leave their memories of the warrior a little scrambled.
Sakura: Rokudou-kun... / You working?
Rinne: Mamiya Sakura...
Warrior: Ahhh... // This is truly terrible... // I became a ghost and lingered in this world... // ...all so that I might see the Princess again...
Warrior: And finally, my wish was granted... // I found the reincarnation of the Princess......
Sakura: (Reincarnation!) // That's kind of romantic...
Rinne: You have no idea. // Cases like this are the worst kind. // They can be very... troublesome.
[Side text: Why does the romantic warrior's regret have Rinne so worried?! Next issue, Rinne takes the cover and colour pages!!]