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[Hito Hitori Futari 31 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: Life31 Pole-And-Line Fishing
there's something very odd I've discovered.
Ever since I learned from you how much longer my life span is, food tastes better.
And I can eat as much as I want...
It feels like I want to treasure each individual meal.
Riyon: Old man,
honestly, I'm even jealous of that much.
I don' even have tha sense of feel anymore.
Ah, I wish I could taste my Dad's stew.
Kasuga: He lives in Tsuruhashi, right?
Next time I'm out West, I'll eat there.
Riyon: It's seriously freakin' good.
Kasuga: That reminds me, I chose three candidates for cabinet ministers of Core Government...
Would you take a look?
Riyon: But I can only see the strength of the guardian spirits.
I won't know about their characters or anythin'.
Kasuga: We can work with any sort of personality.
Riyon: Well, all right then...
All those people have relatively strong guardian spirits.
Kasuga: I see...
Well, it looks like they at least passed their interview with you, Riyon.
next is me.
Jyun: I believe today you're set to go fishing for our first catch, isn't that right?
Jyun: I heard a rumor that if I'm here, we're more likely to get a bite.
Jyun: Mind if I go with you?
Kasuga: I knew I could count on you.
You've got some great timing.
Shall we get going?
Jyun: So, who's the pray?
Kasuga: Nishida Mitsuo. Age 43.
He graduated Tokyo University Law School and passed the civil service test with the top marks and entered the former Ministry of Finance.
And recently he's been at the head of the race for vice-minister.
T/N: The Ministry of Finance was renamed from the Ookura-Shou to the Zaimu-shou in 2000. That is why the word "former" is there. Both phrases are translated to the same thing.
Kasuga: He started living separate from his wife 8 years ago... He has a 12 year old son.
Well, having a high level of ability is good, but...
Kasuga: he's a bit of a skirt chaser.
Nishida: Hey, Mamaa...
T/N: "Mama" is the term for the manager of a Snack Bar or some such brothel in Japan.
Nishida: You haven't got much business going. Why not close up and we can go drink somewhere?
Woman: What're you talking about? It's still only 11.
The customers are about to pour in, I can't close now.
Then how about if no one comes in the next hour?
That'd be fine, right?
WOman: Aw, that's too bad!!
There's a customer.
Guy: Nishida Mitsuo, correct?
Guy: Would you come with us?
Nishida: Hold oooon! What's this about?
Guy: Never mind, just come with us.
Sorry for the disturbance.
For the bill.
Nishida: Please, wait! I've paid my child support! What's this about?!
This is kidnapping!
Kasuga: Kidnapping? I can't believe you'd even think that of us.
How're ya doing?
Kasuga: I've got a little something I'd like to talk to you about. Would you get in?
SFX: HUU HUU
Kasuga: So, have you calmed down a little?
Nishida: I'm in the Ookubo area in a minivan with the Prime Minister.
There's no way I could calm down.
Kasuga: I read the article you contributed to a magazine on taxes. I thought it was pretty interesting.
Nishida: Th... Thanks...
Kasuga: Anyhow, Nishida,
quit women for two years?
Nishida: U... Um, I'm not sure I understand...
Kasuga: Two years... if you can work risking your life for that much time,
I have a special place reserved for you.
Would you lend me your strength?
Nishida: Pardon me for asking, Prime Minister...
but that sort of juicy deal... doesn't exist in this world.
At least it doesn't for me.
There's a catch, isn't there?
Kasuga: Yes, there is.
But if you cooperate, I'll confess everything.
Nishida: The people at the place where I work, the Ministry of Finance, know they're extremely powerful people, they at least know they're not superman.
Even if you are the Prime Minister,
you're one person.
Sometimes you're weak or stupid.
You're asking an imperfect powerful person like that
to risk their lives to work for something?
Let me just say this.
My ways of thinking are dangerous.
Nishida: But if you seriously want to change this country, you should use me.
Give it a shot.