[TN: Ahh, I love this manga.]
Chapter 2: Yamamoto-san
[TN: The gaze of these eyes / is inescapable]
Hatsukoi Limited. Chapter 2: Yamamoto-san
[box: I don't really get girls.]
[side text: Last issue: Zaitsu (Senior) likes Arihara-san, but Arihara-san likes Zaitsu (Junior).]
Ayumi: Okay, coming through!!
[sFX: stomp stomp stomp stomp (running)]
[box: I know that in theory, they are frail beings who should be protected, but... // ...in reality...]
Ayumi: I said I'm coming through, so move it!!!
[sFX: boom, crash, smash]
Guys: Ugh... // Agh!! // Gah...!
Ayumi: Good morning, Zaitsu-kun! <3
[sFX: pant pant]
[box: They may look like cute bunny-rabbits, but they're more like grizzly bears in disguise.........]
Mamoru: (With that tiny body, she managed to take out Aniki with one kick...)
[Label: The passage of time has warped his memory a little]
Ayumi: (Wh - why is he staring at me like that...?) // Ah! Umm... // It was really nice of you to take me to the nurse's ofice yesterday, so I baked you some cookies as thanks...
BackgroundGuys: Ah! / Those two really must
Ayumi: You can have them if you like -
Overcooked (nasty face)
- your brother Yuuji
Ayumi: Ah - I'll practice and make you some more, okay!
Mamoru: [aside]Oh, no, you don't have to...[/aside]
Ayumi: I CAN'T BELIEVE HIM!!! THAT IDIOT BROTHER!!!!
[sFX: stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp (running again)]
Mamoru: Ahhh... somehow that kinda wore me out...
Kusuda: You just don't get it, do ya, Zaitsu...!
Mamoru: Ku - / Kusuda-kun...
Kusuda: How the hell can you be that thick...?!! // It's obvious that Arihara Ayumi has a crush on you!! [aside]probably...[/aside]
Mamoru: No way...! I mean, I, she's never said anything like that or... [aside]Aaahh...[/aside]
Kusuda: Is your head stuffed full of whipped cream or somethin'?! / There's no way a girl would go around bakin' cookies for a guy she doesn't even like, all right?!!
Mamoru: Hmm, well... When you say it like that, it sounds plausible, but...
Kusuda: Do you even have any balls, you idiot?! / Arihara's cute, you know!! If you go out with her, you'd be able to look at that beautiful body and touch it all you want, you know?!! [aside]and you could let me in on that a little too...[/aside]
Mamoru: I find it a little difficult to look at the girls in my class that way...
Kusuda: Ahh, you're so annoying! It's so annoying when you act all serious like that!!
[sFX: gag, gag, gag]
Kusuda: Could it be... // ...You've gone and got yourself a girlfriend or a crush or something, haven't you...?
Kusuda: Ah, dammit, I was right!! That face... there's definitely a girl!!!
Mamoru: N - no! I don't have a girlfriend or anything......!
Kusuda: Well, there's someone you like at least, right?! Who is it? Who? Tell me, man...!
Mamoru: Th - there is... // But... // Man... I really didn't want to tell you about that......
Kusuda: I get it now...! / Never woulda guessed you'd fallen for a high-schooler! [aside]though I don't really get what you see in older women...[/aside]
Kusuda: So... what about it? You just gonna spy on her from over here?
Mamoru: (I'll just have to point at some random girl and kinda go with it...)
Kusuda: Eh, she's here?! / Who, who, who, who, who, who, WHO IS IT?!
Mamoru: (Uuugh... Why did I do that...?!)
[sFX: sound of footsteps all over the page]
Kusuda: !! // She's... // ...AMAZING...!!
Mamoru: (So she DID spot me...)
[sFX: click, click]
Kusuda: Di - did you see that?! That chest, those legs, that smile!! [aside]a goddess on Earth...!![/aside]
[sFX: shake shake shake]
Kusuda: She looked this way and smiled, right?! You don't know that girl or anything, right?!!
Mamoru: N... // No... I just happen to kinda like her, is all...
Kusuda: All right!! I'm TOTALLY gonna help you out with this one!! / ...so when you manage to get together, let me touch her boobs a little -
Mamoru: Yeah, right!!
Kusuda: All right, we need a plan! A plan!! // So let's go over to your place and hold a strategy meeting right now!
Mamoru: Whaaaaat?! // Whoa... no, not my place!!
Kusuda: *munch munch* Mmm... you really have good tea cakes here!!
Kusuda: So? Why you been glancing over at the window for a while now?
Mamoru: Huh? Oh, no, I wasn't...
[sFX: knock knock]
Misaki: Mamoru, you in there? You home yet? // Hey, you mind if I come over?
Kusuda: Huh?! What?! Why's there a girl's voice?!
Mamoru: No, Saki-nee, not now -
Kusuda: Come on in, the window's open...!!!
Mamoru: I - I - I - I said no! I have someone else here right now, so...
Misaki: I'm just coming into your room for a bit... there! [aside]sorry![/aside]
Mamoru: (This is...)
Kusuda: Boobs... // So big... // Boobs...
Mamoru: (...the reason I have no eyes for any other girl... // Yamamoto Misaki (16). Two years older than me, and my childhood friend.)
Misaki: Hey, is it true Misao got in another fight?
Mamoru: Oh, yeah... that was yesterday... // (I shouldn't mention that he got beaten up by Arihara-san... [aside]for the sake of Aniki's honour...[/aside]
Misaki: Ugh! It was only last month he got those terrible injuries... doesn't he ever learn?!! // I'm just going to go lecture him, okay?!
[sFX: click (door opening)]
Mamoru: (Oh... // She just wanted to talk to Aniki, huh...)
[sFX: ka-thump ka-thump ka-thump ka-thump]
Kusuda: Why, youuuuu!!
[sFX: grab, twiiiist]
Mamoru: !! [aside]gaah...[/aside]
Kusuda: What was with that earlier, huh?! Pretending she's just some girl?! She's your freakin' next-door-neighbour
Kusuda: With her livin' right next door, your opportunities are everywhere...!!
[sFX: Heh heh / heh / heh]
Kusuda: You could sneak out and steal her panties from the washing... / ...sneak in and peek at her in the bath... / ...even slip inside her futon -
Mamoru: Like I'd ever do anything like that!!
Kusuda: Ahhhhh... I can still feel her chest between my legs... <3
[sFX: ahh // ahh]
Mamoru: Honestly, you're the WORST!
Mamoru: I'm really kinda worried since she spotted me back there... / I mean, we've known each other since we were kids, and I'm younger than her too... there's no way she even thinks of me like that.
Kusuda: But at the same time, you're scared of losing that sibling-like relationship, so you can't bring yourself to make a move. [aside]right?[/aside]
Mamoru: [aside]STOP SNIFFING YOUR TROUSERS![/aside]
Kusuda: [aside]Ahhhhh... it still smells like her... <3[/aside]
Misaki: [aside]Ahahahahah![/aside] Ehhhhh?!! No way, seriously...?! // Yeah, yeah, okay, I won't tell Mamoru a thing!
Mamoru: (Won't tell... me?!)
Kusuda: Is there a chance her and your brother might be, you know...?
[sFX: click (door opening again)]
Misaki: Ahhh... that was hilarious! [aside]heheh...[/aside] // Well, then, see you, Mamoru! [aside]...and Mamoru's friend...[/aside]
Kusuda: O - Onee-san!!
Kusuda: Just give me a moment, please!! / Why would you want to leave so soon?! Come on, sit down, sit down!
Kusuda: Now, then...
Kusuda: "Bovine actors should be scene and not herd." // I used to want to be a gold prospector... / ...it didn't pan out. // How can you tell when a bucket gets sick?
Mamoru: [aside]whoa...[/aside] (I can't bear to listen!)
Kusuda: It becomes a little pale! // I once knew a monorail enthusiast... // He had a one-track mind! // People become bakers because they knead the dough!
[sFX: scratch scratch]
Kusuda: If a spider is in a corn field, does she make cob webs?
[TN: Thanks to [url=www.badpuns.com][url=http://www.badpuns.com]www.badpuns.com
for providing the substitute terrible jokes.]
Kusuda: Ahahahahahah! A string of my puns has the power to send any girl to sleep! / ...though it kind of pains me to admit it..
Mamoru: [aside]Couldn't you use that to commit some nasty crimes...?[/aside] // ...So what was the point in sending Saki-nee to sleep...?
Kusuda: What should we do, you ask...? // Well, I was thinking you could kind of... "get your hands on her" before your brother gets the chance...!
Kusuda: [aside]Whooooa...[/aside] Th - th - th - the view from here... it's incredible... [aside]gotta take some pictures...[/aside]
Mamoru: No way, Kusuda-kun...!!!!
Kusuda: Don't worry, don't worry, I'm just lookin'! <3 / And try talkin' a little quieter, you'll wake her up...
Mamoru: Who cares about that?! This is just wrong, okay?!!
Kusuda: Ah, shaddup! Ya gotta take what you can get with these things, ya know?!!
Mamoru: (What are you even talking about?!)
Kusuda: We're middle-school boys, you know, Zaitsu?! Don't let your reason get the better of you!
Mamoru: You're the one letting your instincts get the better of you here!!
[sFX: heartbeats racing through the background of the next two panels, and a big one in the third]
Kusuda: Aren't you even a little
interested, Zaitsu?! I mean, look at that ripe little peach! Those hips!
Kusuda: And those boobs... aren't they just ASKING you to rub 'em -
Mamoru: AAAAAAAGH!! // I'm not going to let you do anything to Saki-nee...!!!
Kusuda: All right!! // Go for it, Zaitsu-kun! I'll have my turn after!!
Mamoru: (...Ahh... // Close up like this... I just want to press her whole body against mine...... [aside]I mean...[/aside]) // ?!!
Misaki: ARM-CRUSHER REVERSE-CROSS DEFENCE!!!
[sFX: stretch, pull, bend]
[sFX: flail flail flail]
Misaki: TWIST ARM BAR!!
Mamoru: (I - It's true that... // ...her body's pressed up against mine, but...!)
Misaki: CHOKE SLEEPER HOLD!! // LEG LOCK...!!!
Kusuda: Me too...?!!
Mamoru: (I don't think I'll ever understand women...!) // (Are you seriously still asleep, Saki-nee......?!)
Kusuda: (I - I love... older women... <3<3<3<3<3)
[sFX: twitch twitch]
[sFX: dee dee doo dee doo~~]
Misaki: Ah! An email from Misao!
Meguru: Misao... isn't that that really scary guy? The one who looks like a yeti...?! You're not going out with him or something, are you?
Misaki: Oh, no... he's just a childhood friend, is all.
Meguru: Oi, Enomoto! How old d'you think you are? Stop loitering in the street!
Enomoto: Awww... the snail-shell had nearly reached the ants' nest...
Meguru: Ewww! You're disgusting! Don't stare at stuff like that! [aside]bugs! ugh! bugs![/aside]
Enomoto: Ehhhh? // You could've been a bug yourself in a past life, y'know, Meguru-chan! [aside]have more respect for the little bugs![/aside]
Misaki: ("She didn't give me her answer today, either"... huh.)
Flashback!Misao: I took one look at my brother's class photo, and fell for her the moment I saw her... / But it's really embarrassing, so you mustn't say a thing to Mamoru!
Misaki: (Huh... what kind of girl is this that he's gone and fallen for...?) // [aside]Ah, well...[/aside] I'm fine without any of that romance stuff for the moment!
Meguru: ?! / What's with her all of a sudden...?
[insert text: The road to love is a long one...?!]
[bottom text: To be continued in next issue's Hatsukoi, with a huge 23 pages, "The All-Around Girl"!]
[TN: That's "all-around" as in "in all directions". I'm sure it's some kind of set phrase or something ~_~]