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(original posting 14/1/10 - I will continue to post this message in all my translations for a week or so)Guidelines For Using My Translations
[Insert text: It is far more common for strong power to bring disaster... // Will Watanuki be able to find the Crimson Pearl and grant the Jorougumo's wish?]
[Side text: The search begins for the Crimson Pearl. As the full moon shines down, Watanuki stands before a basin of water with compass in hand.]
Doumeki: And that's...
Watanuki: It's spiderweb. // The Jorougumo gave it to me. / I suppose you could call this the real deposit.
Watanuki: Don't worry. / It's not hiding any nasty tricks. // I made sure. // As far as I'm aware... / ...there is no Crimson Pearl here in the shop, and I have never seen one myself. // I don't know what it might look like, or what manner of item it may be.
Watanuki: However, somebody does know these things.
Doumeki: The Jorougumo.
Watanuki: That's why I'm going to use this... / ...as a means to find it.
Watanuki: The moon... is red.
Mokona: The one in the sky... / ...is just plain white...
Watanuki: ...I see. // ...The Crimson Pearl... / This should work...
[SFX: splosh // whirl / whirl]
[SFX: slip / slip // slip // chink]
[SFX: snake // snake // snake // snake]
Mokona: I guess it really isn't in the shop.
[SFX: whirl // whirl]
Doumeki: ...It broke.
Watanuki: But... / ...it worked. // This thread will lead us... // ...to the Crimson Pearl.
[no text just ominous visions]
Watanuki: (Just now...)
Moro: What's wrong, Watanuki?
Maru: Is there anything we can do?
Watanuki: I'm all right. // Thank you. // Now, then...
Watanuki: This is where you come in.
Doumeki: Are you sure about this? // Coming along with me...
Kohane: Don't worry. // I made sure to send Granny an email.
Doumeki: I've corresponded with her a few times... / She certainly is quick to respond.
Kohane: Uh-huh. / She can type faster on a mobile phone than I can. // I'll just be happy if there's anything I can do to help.
Kohane: You're welcome. // Do you see it?
Doumeki: ...Yeah. // Recently it seems like I see these things only when he wants me to see them. / It used to be whenever he felt strong emotions...
Kohane: I think that's because Kimihiro-kun's powers have become stronger.
Doumeki: Well, this thread is supposed to lead us to what we're looking for, so...
Doumeki: ...Is this it?
[Side text: Their sole guiding thread has led them to a mysterious apartment. With the right eye of the shop's owner, will Doumeki be able to find the Pearl?!]
[Bottom text: The next chapter will appear in Young Magazine Issue 9, on sale 1st February. What was the figure that Watanuki saw in the basin...?!]