"Bungaku Shoujo" to Uekawaku Ghost
Who is that?
-> RTS Page for "Bungaku Shoujo" to Uekawaku Ghost 2
*for use by Rimashiro*
What he learned after returning home shocked him. / He dragged the girl who had betrayed him down to hell, and returned to the earth to wander it, seeking atonement. / But she was still dead. She who was half his soul was dead.
His world was shattered; his soul was thrown into a sea of storms and sank beneath the raging waves. / His clenched fists pounded against a wall over and over again so hard it seemed his hands would break, and he wailed like a wild beast.
Chapter 2: “Who is that?”
Tooko: Umm… Let’s get one thing straight. / I was not so scared of a “ghost” that I could barely stand. / An old injury to my hips was just acting up.
Tooko: Really—I did hurt myself, / back when I was a kid, and it just happened to start hurting again!
Konoha: This is the first I’ve heard of such an injury.
Tooko: I’m sorry / I’m not much of a sempai.
Konoha: Maybe I was a little harsh…
(?): HOW COULD YOUUU!
Girls: Who am I to you, Ryuu? / Yeah! Who do you prefer: me, or her?! / What do you think you’re doing!? Don’t you ignore me!
Girls: Ryuu is MY boyfriend! / Get out of our way! / Says you!
Ryuuto: By the way, could we move a bit? / I’d rather not start a fight so close to home.
Konoha: Ugh, a bit of a lover’s quarrel. / Three girls—is he dating all three? / I can’t believe there’s someone who would actually do that…
Konoha (bubble): Hm?
SFX (left): Grrr
SFX (right): Crack
Konoha: Huh? What?! / Why is Tooko-sempai so angry?
Konoha: Huh? What about her hip? / Or her legs?
SFX: Stomp Stomp / Stomp
Tooko: Hey, Ryuuto!
SFX: Glare Glare Glare Glare Glare
Ryuuto: Ghh! Tooko-nee!
Tooko: You’re such a little kid! / I told you not to cause any quarrels so close to home! / And hitting on three girls at once?! / Why do you keep going after so many?!
SFX: Slap Slap Slap
Konoha (aside): Huh?
Tooko: Can’t you be devoted to just one?
Konoha: Please, stop! / I don’t really know what’s going on, but you shouldn’t be so violent! / Just calm down!
Tooko: Shut up, Konoha-kun!
Tooko: And you three! / Rather than fighting out here over a playboy like him / you should be at home, reading the complete works of Natsume Souseki!
Tooko: You should start with his short story collection “Ten Nights’ Dreams”! / The stories are aesthetic and whimsical, like a well-aged wine! / As its passion and scent trickle down your throat, your heart grows drunk on its poetry! / And once you’ve finished that, you should move onto his first three works! / They will even further move your heart.
Tooko: Now, let’s go home, Ryuuto.
Ryuuto: Owww / That hurts, Tooko-nee!
Girls: Wh—what just happened? / I—I dunno… / But what about that girl? What’s her relationship with Ryuu?
Konoha: What’s his relationship with Tooko-sempai?
Konoha: Good morning, Tooko-sempai.
Tooko: M—morning, Konoha-kun. / What a coincidence.
Tooko: Umm… Sorry about yesterday. / You went out of your way to see me home, but then I ran off without you…
Konoha: Does she think I’m mad at her, / and came all this way to apologize?
SFX: *nervous look*
Konoha: It’s no big deal.
Konoha: By the way, who is Ryuuto? / You seemed awfully close.
Tooko: Ryuuto is the son of the family I’m staying with. / He’s kind of like a little brother.
Konoha: You’re staying with his family? / Are your parents in the Monster Kingdom?
SFX: Kpow *
Tooko: I told you to stop calling me a monster!
Konoha: I wondered if her parents were monsters, / what they were doing that required them to leave their daughter in someone else’s care, / and whether or not her host family knew she eats books.
Konoha: However, / it didn’t really seem like the right time to ask…
Tooko: You could hurt a girl’s heart, calling her a monster! / Why do you keep saying things like that?!
Konoha: So, what do you think happened last night? / And who was that girl?
Tooko: It has to be some kind of trick. / But I’ll see through it—just you watch!
Konoha: Huh? Does that mean you intend to continue investigating?
Tooko: Of course!
Tooko: Take care! / I’ll see you later, Konoha-kun.
Konoha: She’s not discouraged at all!
Konoha: She’ll probably be like that until we solve this case…
Konoha: Whoa! Kotobuki-san!
p16: A while back, I overheard her talking with some of the other girls in my class. / She said she hated me. / Because of that, I’ve felt like she’s had her eye on me ever since.
Konoha: What is it, Kotobuki-san?
Kotobuki: D… / Did you…
Kotobuki: Did you really come to school with Amano-sempai today?
Kotobuki: I sort of happened to see you / It’s not like I stand there watching you come to school every say. / And you two were walking right next to each other, / so I thought maybe you two had planned to meet up on the way to school… / N-n-n-not that I really care what you do, Inoue.
SFX: *flap flap flap* (she’s shaking her hands, basically; not sure what word to use here)
Kotobuki: It’s just, Amano-sempai’s done a lot for us on the Library Committee, / and I feel like I owe her.
Konoha: Really? What’d she do for you?!
Kotobuki: She’s read so many books, she knows where everything in the library is! / And she’s so pretty, yet so humble and kind!
Konoha: “Ignorance is bliss”, I suppose.
Tooko: Yum! / Is today’s snack ready?
Konoha: I just happened to run into Tooko-sempai on the way to school. / Then we came the rest of the way together. / Well, it was more than just a coincidence, / but it’d be hard to explain…
Kotobuki: Fine, then.
Konoha: Maybe the reason why Kotobuki-san always seems to be staring at me / is because she doesn’t like me being with Tooko-sempai all of the time?
Tooko: Hey, Konoha-kun.
Konoha: Is something the matter?
SFX: Kotobuki: *Stare*
SFX: Konoha: *goosebumps*
Tooko: I found the girl from yesterday, Konoha-kun!
Konoha: You what?
Konoha: “That girl from yesterday”… / Do you mean Kujou Kayano?
Tooko: That’s right! / I saw her leaving the bathroom during break. / Then I followed her. / I told you she wasn’t a ghost!
Konoha: So she’s in her second year, like me. / But her class is pretty far from mine, so I never met her.
Tooko: Look, it’s her!
Tooko: Right? / That has to be her!
Konoha: But she feels completely different. / Didn’t Kayano have a much stronger personality?
Tooko: Maybe she’s just out of it after being up all night.
SFX: *Crunch* (sound of a chair moving backwards)
Tooko: After her, Konoha-kun!
SFX: *Wobble wobble*
Tooko: Hey, wait…
Tooko: What happened?!
Tooko: Hey, wake up!
(sign): Nurse’s Office
Nurse: For goodness’ sake, I told you you need to eat properly. / Are you still sticking with that reckless diet?
Nurse: Amemiya-san, / this is the fourth time you’ve fainted and been brought to my office. / You are significantly underweight! / You have to try to eat a bit more! / Do you understand?
Amemiya: …Yes. I’m very sorry.
Nurse: Wait there. I’ll bring you some vitamins.
Amemiya: Thank you for bringing me here.
Amemiya: I’m sorry I took up so much of your time.
Tooko: Umm, Amemiya-san…? / Do you remember meeting us / in the courtyard last night?
Tooko: But last night we spoke with someone who looks just like you!
Tooko: That person called herself Kujou Kayano.
Tooko: So you do know something!
Nurse: Here, you need to take this. / Make sure you get something to eat, too.
Tooko: Are you sure we didn’t meet you last night?
Amemiya: I think… that was
Kayano: After all, I died long ago.
SFX: *chill* / *sigh*
Konoha: Is Amemiya-san trying to say that she and Kayano are the same person, / that Kayano is a ghost possessing her?
Konoha: And the numbers on those memos— / were they written by that ghost…?
(ones with words, starting from top, going clockwise): Hate / Hurts / A ghost is