Re:BIRTH－The Lunatic Taker－
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Ayaka: Forgive me!! / Please, forgive me!!
Ayaka: I won’t do it any more, I promise! / I’ll do whatever you ask, and be a good little girl!
title: Chapter 24: A Choice
Haruka: What… / should I forgive you for?
Ayaka: It’s—it’s my fault… / I upset you, Mother…
Haruka: I told you not to call me “mother”!!
Ayaka: I’m sorry, Haruka-san!! / I won’t call you that again! I won’t!!
Ayaka: It’s just, I’m really hungry and it hurts, so… / But I definitely won’t do it again!!
Haruka: I really don’t care about that. / You’ve committed other sins.
Haruka: You… / Your sin is being my daughter.
Haruka: Your shear existence, / and my bringing you into this world, is an indelible sin.
Haruka: Your birth itself / was an unforgivable crime.
Haruka: At this rate, maybe it’d just be better / if you disappeared from my sight…
Extra: Isn’t that the mother of that household?
Extra: Every night, I can hear a girl’s screams… And the last time I saw her, her body was covered in bruises… Do you think there’s child abuse? / Maybe we should tell the police.
Ayaka: Lord God…
Ayaka: Is Ayaka a bad girl? / Should I have never been born?
Ayaka: If I went to join you now, Lord, would it make Mother… / would it make Haruka-san happy?
Ayaka: Haruka-san is…
Ayaka: Moth… / Haruka… san.
Haruka: Here… / Eat up…
Haruka: Is it good?
Ayaka: Yes! It’s delicious!!
Haruka: When you’re done eating, why don’t you go take a bath with your mother?
Haruka: Ayaka, do you want to be a good girl?
Ayaka: Yes, Haruka-san! I want to be a good girl!!
Haruka: You know your mother can’t stand a liar
Ayaka: I’m—I’m not lying!! / Honest!!
Haruka: Then follow me.
Ryuji: Mama! Mama!
Haruka: Yes, come to Mommy, Reiji…
Haruka: There, there! You really are a good boy, aren’t you, Reiji?
Haruka: Reiji, could you look over there for me?
Haruka: That’s your big sister, / Ayaka.
Haruka: His name is Reiji… / He’ll be your little brother from now on.
Ayaka: My brother…
Haruka: Ayaka, can you keep him close to you forever?
Haruka: Will you protect him, no matter what happens, even if you have to sacrifice yourself?
Ayaka: I’ll treasure Reiji forever! I’ll protect him forever! / He’ll mean much, much more to me than myself!
Haruka: Never forget those words. Never forget how it feels to sacrifice yourself for others. / That is the value of humanity… If you lose that, you’ll no longer be human.
Haruka: If you ever thrust Reiji into despair for your own personal gain, or if he grows to hate you, / then I will give up on you. Completely and forever.
Haruka: Therefore, you must always love Reiji as a member of your family, / so that he grows to love you in return.
Haruka: If… if you can’t do that, then you’ll…
You’re wrong… Haruka-san… I’ve worked so hard for Reiji all this time… / There’s no way he could hate me… But if he did, what should I do for him?
Natsuhi: Reiji? Is that you?
Reiji: Uh… uhn….
Reiji: What—what are you... / what are you doing…?
Ayaka: I’m sorry… Your sister should’ve thought things over a bit more. / After all, you’re not a child anymore, Reiji.
Ayaka: I can’t believe it took me so long to realize that… I’m such an idiot. / But I know how to make you happy.
Ayaka: After all, I’m… / someone who exists for you and you alone.
Reiji: What’s wrong with you, Nee-san?!!! / Why are you doing this?!
Reiji: Please, start acting sane again!
Ayaka: I am sane.
Ayaka: After all, Takers can’t go back to a normal life, nor can they date normally. / You’re a man, Reiji. It must be hard for you to hold back so much, right?
Ayaka: But I am your sister… and a woman… and a Taker… / Isn’t that just perfect…?
Natsuhi: I was right… It was too early for you to leave the hospital.
Natsuhi: However… It’s your head that’s really messed up.
Natsuhi: Reiji, you have to tell it to her straight, here and now. / If you don’t, she’s just going to keep on deluding herself.
Natsuhi: You have to tell her she’s your sister. / Nothing more, and nothing less.
Ayaka: I get it… You’re the cause of all this. It’s your fault that Reiji… / can’t make the right decisions anymore...
Natsuhi: How can you say that? Are you insane?! / You’re the one who can’t the right decisions!! /
Natsuhi: Right now, the one you’re hurting most of all / is Reiji himself. Why can’t you figure that out?
Ayaka: You’re a Taker. The second you start running out of life points, / you’re going to slit Reiji’s throat while he sleeps.
Ayaka: So what right do you have to harass me, / you whore?!!!
Reiji: STOP IT!!!!!
Ayaka: Do you think…
Ayaka: Do you think you, / of all people,
Ayaka: can take my one-and-only Reiji from me?!
Natsuhi: Is your love for him still that fucked up?!!!
Reiji: Enough… / Enough already…
Reiji: If you don’t stop, I’ll… / I’ll take my own life.
Ayaka: Reiji!!! / What are you doing?!
Ayaka: What would cause you do this? Why? / Why would you do this?!
Reiji: What about you, Nee-san? Why are you doing this to me?
Reiji: The Nee-san I knew was nicer than anyone else… / She was a bit clumsy, but you could always count on her in a pinch… *
Reiji: And she always made sure / I had a place to call home.
Reiji: She took the place of our harsh mother, / and gave me a place of tranquility.
Reiji: How can that sister / have become so scary?
Ayaka: I was afraid… / So afraid…
Ayaka: Afraid that you would leave me, Reiji… That you would disappear from my side… / I had to fight to save you!! / But as the fighting continued, you grew to hate me!! I didn’t know what to do! Of course I was insecure!
Ayaka: Could I have left you behind and lived by myself? Of course I could! But how could I have lived with myself?! / So in a situation like this, what choice did I have? / I would have done anything to protect you!
Ayaka: Why can’t you understand? / Why?!!!!
Kyouka: Your sister, Ayaka-san, / is a Natural-Born Psychopath.
Kyouka: Our genes drive us to cling to our lives and our personalities. / That is why we possess a killer instinct.
Reiji: Isn’t “protecting me” just an excuse / for you to justify killing others?
Reiji: Tell me the truth… Am I really the most important thing in the world to you?
Reiji: Now that you’re unbound by the morals and laws of society, and can kill others at will, / aren’t you having the time of your life?
Reiji: After all, Nee-san, / you’ve always been a Psychopath.
Reiji: It wouldn’t even surprise me… / if you were glad you became a Taker.
Reiji: Isn’t it easy now? / You get to reveal your true self…
Reiji: Stop pretending to be doing this to protect me and show me who you truly are, / Tachibana Ayaka!!!
Ayaka: You think me wanting to protect you… / is an excuse…?
Ayaka: You’re wrong… Reiji… You’re completely wrong… / Don’t you see? Reiji, I… I…
Ayaka: Reiji… / I…
Reiji: OK… / Please do so.
Natsuhi: Don’t you think / you went a little too far back there?
Natsuhi: Putting everything else aside for a second, I think your sister meant every word she said about you, Reiji. / You must know that.
Reiji: Apparently… she’s a Psychopath.
Natsuhi: So what?
Reiji: It’s the highest class a Taker can achieve, usually obtainable only after one has murdered countless others. / But my sister was one from the start.
Reiji: Why do you think that is?
Reiji: It’s because she was always a Psychopath…. / She was always… someone who couldn’t repress the urge to kill.
Natsuhi: Why would you…
Natsuhi: Did someone from the Guild tell you that…?! Don’t tell me you believed something that stupid?! / Did you forget that they attacked your sister at the hospital?!
Reiji: In the end, how much am I supposed to believe?
Reiji: Do you have any proof / what my sister said was true?
Natsuhi: Reiji… did you…?
Natsuhi: You… couldn’t have…
Reiji: Was that really all for my sake?
Reiji: Isn’t “protecting me” just an excuse / for you to justify killing others?
Reiji: …show me who you truly are, / Tachibana Ayaka!!!
Ayaka: You’re wrong… You’re wrong… It was all for you, Reiji… / No… It was for my own sake.. / But that’s wrong…?! I… In order to protect Reiji, I…
Ayaka: Enjoyed… killing…? / And in order to justify it, I…
Ayaka: That can’t be it… / I love him…
Ayaka: I know that much… I definitely… / should love Reiji.
box: The division between the siblings grows ever deeper.