I Thought We Could Be Friends
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The sky in space <eighth note>
/ We’re not gettin’ any closer to the Tower!!
Well, we are traveling on foot right now.
Yeah; why are we walkin’?
Because, if we were attacked by a bounty hunter on public transportation, there would be a sea of blood?
Well, whatever! Cap-i-tal! <eighth note> Cap-i-tal! <eighth note> When we’re in the cap-i-tal,
I’ll have a hundred best buds~ <eighth note>
Aside by Eva: Annoyed…
Aside by Touta: Yahoo! <eighth note>
You’re always in high spirits, aren’t you?
…Once we settle down in the Capital, I’ll have to go back to that Shinobu’s village.
/ She’s already pretty much a best bud.
Give up on it.
[sidebar]: They energetically proceed on their journey while talking about their dreams! Being positive is the most fundamental part of moving forward!!
Have you forgotten what we are?
/ We are the Undying.
/ / I won’t lie to you. You should give up on it.
You have no hope of making friends; even if you did, you would only regret it.
Don’t try to indoctrinate a young kid with negative stuff.
/ And on the whole, I’ve got friends from the sticks; we vowed to each other to achieve our dreams. <small: There’s four! >
Why the hell would I regret that?!
/ C’mon, let’s take a brief break.
I saw a waterfall along the way; I’m gonna go take a dip.
Be on the lookout for bounty hunters. Things could go south if they take countermeasures against the Undying.
/ It’ll be worse than death.
So make sure to be careful.
I get it, OK? Stop babying me.
Oh, this’ll hit the spot.
[inset]: Can we be friends?
Stage. 3: I Thought We Could Be Friends
I see. So she basically means…
/ that the four of ‘em will all grow, but I’m gonna be stuck like this for the rest of my life…
Ahh, I guess I’m screwed…
/ My bad…
What was that?! You’re awesome!
No, I mean, wait a sec—
My bad! I didn’t think you were a girl!
I’m sorry I got a peek and…
Who are you calling a girl?!!
Man… Sorry, sorry.
You’ve got such a pretty face, I was sure you had to be a girl.
Well, well, at the end of the day we’re both men, so there’s no need to be so mad about it!
-----If I were to speak,
if a person, man or woman, were so thoroughly groped by a complete stranger,
wouldn’t one expect him or her to feel this much disgust for the perpetrator?
/ Yeah…. Like I said, my bad.
Aside (between wavy lines): Hahahahaha
But I really didn’t think there’d be anyone else in a remote place like this.
/ that’s it.
I have visited many villages since I came here, but they all felt like this.
/ Is this what Japan is like these days?
Hm? Oh, umm, are you a foreigner?
Well, I sort of have Japanese ancestry.
Well, I don’t really know that much myself,
/ but things have gotten pretty rough in Japan lately, so ghost towns have been popping up everywhere.
Most of us went to live in the Capital,
/ and out of those who figured that’d suck, half went to places in the sticks teeming with nature to live self-sufficiently.
/ / Nowadays, most everyone who walks these parts are either crazy mad or crazy about ruins.
I guess I’m one of the oddballs.
Why are you walking?
Well, you see, umm, some things led to me traveling along with a companion.
This is the first time a boy my age has ever been able to dodge my blade.
I’m Tokisaka Kuroumaru. Nice to meet you.
/ I’m Konoe Touta. Nice to meet’cha.
You’re pretty damn awesome, too.
So, water under the bridge?
You do not seem to be an evil person.
/ Heheh. Then let’s get along great. This is probably some kinda fate.
Oh. <small: I was right… >
Hey, aren’t you really a g—
SFX: Shaking with anger
Wha—Stupid! Hey, stop it!
Are you trying to kill me… I’m sorry!
….Listen. I came from up there.
Seriously? So by “up there”…
/ you mean space?!!
Be my friend!!
Umm, you’re really starting to creep me out.
My dream’s to go to space!!
/ There’s so much I want to ask you about!
Aside (above Touta’s head): Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!
Do you have a ship license, or somethin’?!
/ / Wow, I never thought I’d meet someone who came from space this soon!
I made a promise with a pal of mine
that we’d make succeed in business in space!!
A pal… So, a promise with a friend…. That sounds nice.
What the hell are you sayin’, Kuroumaru? I figure you and I, the two of us, are already------
Best buds! <eighth note>
You’re really starting to be a pain…
Aside: (right of Touta): Ahahahaha
/ Heheh… Ahaha.
You really are
/ an oddball.
/ I am?
Take a look at that.
It’s a piece of cake to make friends.
Well? Did you see that, Yukihime?
I see. So you’re heading from the countryside to the Capital.
Pretty much. You?
/ What brought you all the way down here from space?
I’m searching for someone.
Huh? You’re searching for someone?
Until I locate that person and complete my work,
/ I can never again set foot in my homeland.
Huh? That sounds kinda rough.
Her name is Evangeline A.K. McDowell.
heard that name somewhere…..
She is a tall woman with silver hair and blue eyes.
Ah, yeah, that has to be her!
She’s my companion.
H—Hold up. Touta-kun, what do you mean?
/ Well, you said she’s a silver-haired, blue-eyed woman named Eva-somethin’-somethin’, right?
That’s the person I’m with.
But… That can’t be.
She couldn’t possibly be traveling with a human…
You don’t have…
You don’t have a reflection in the glass…!
What’s wrong, Kuroumaru?
…..Touta-kun, I know this is sudden, but I----------
am a member of the Hunters of the Undying, a clan that exorcises demons.
Huh? <small: What are you…? >
They are unnatural beasts who bear ill will for mankind.
/ Our duty is to return them to the darkness.
H—Hey, are you all right?
Seriously, what are you sayin’? I don’t get it…
Wait, you’re not a bounty hunter are you?!
/ H—Hold it. If we just talk this over—
I did think we could be friends.
Just hold up a sec!
That name takes me back.
To be continued in Issue 42.
Sidebar: The voice of restraint never reaches Eva-----……….