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Actually this chapter was kinda texty, too.
[Hito Hitori Futari 24 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: Life24 Declaration to the People
You said that it's your fault that Hajime got like this?
Riyon: So, I've got somethin' important I've gotta tell ya, old man.
Time is about...
Kasuga: All right.
I'll get going.
Let's talk later.
Come up with a way to keep this from leaking to the media.
Guys: Yes, sir.
Leave this stuff to me.
There's an important announcement to make today.
Kasuga: It's thanks to you that I've had all this courage, Jyun-san.
Jyun: Get going, Kasuga.
You're the prime minister of this country.
Kasuga: I'm here today to make an announcment.
I'm moving to have all nuclear reactors shut down within the next 20 years.
Daiki: Prime Minister Kasuga...
so he's taking a big gamble?
The Prime minister has just made an explosive announcement!
Kasuga: Our country will take an greater economic blow than expected.
So including a temporary tax increase, I'm asking the people to please take up a large burden.
For example, you may no longer be able to use cell phones that you've always used without giving it much concern.
But that is the decision I've made in consideration of the nation's safety.
Please, trust me.
I'll save Japan no matter what it takes.
SFX: HUU HUU
Riyon: That was incredible, old man.
The whole country's in an uproar.
Kasuga: That's the kind of big announcement that could get me assassinated.
I'm not exactly calm myself.
Riyon: So what're ya gonna do now?
I'm not sure.
I'm the first to rebel against Japan's Nuclear Power Village.
TL Note: Japan's Nuclear Power Village is the name for the web of connection between the nuclear industry and the government officials in Japan.
I can be sure of a staggering level of resistance.
But anyhow, how is Hajime's condition?
Riyon: It hasn't changed
since you last checked.
Kasuga: I see...
what was the important thing you had to talk to me about?
Riyon: There's a living human that's sending powerful evil towards us.
It's because Hajime-san's Guardian Spirit couldn't repel his attack that he got like that.
Kasuga: Ever since I've been able to talk to you, I'm never really surprised.
But it's hard to believe that it's possible to make a person collapse merely by thought.
Riyon: That guy is like a mass of wickedness.
So he's a ridiculously awful person.
He even went after
Kasuga: Your father, Riyon?
Kasuga: Why would he do that...?
Riyon: By me talking with you, old man, you've closed up the gaps in your heart.
And I'm protecting you pretty well. It's hard for him to attack you.
Riyon: So he's making those around you collapse.
Kasuga: What's his goal?
Is it terrorism?
Riyon: I dunno.
But apparently he's not too keen on you and I communicating with each other.
we can be sure he's a seriously dangerous guy.
Riyon: If it keeps up, more and more of the people you care about that have weak Guardian Spirits could collapse.
Kasuga: But, Hajime!
What's going to happen to him?
Can't we save him?
Riyon: It's possible...
that we could save him if I lend him a hand.
Kasuga: then do it.
There's no reason to hesitate, is there?
Riyon: I can't.
If I do that...
your life span will shrink, old man.
Kasuga: My life span?!
I don't care about that, save Hajime!
Riyon: I can't.
I just can't.
Kasuga: Are you an idiot?!
What're you talking about?
Tell me why you can't!
Riyon: Because, old man...
you don't have the life left to give to others.