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[Gintama 659 Translation by Kewl0210]
Right Insert: A change in the tide of battle...??
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Title: Lesson 659
Hold Onto Trump Cards
Author: Sorachi Hideaki
SFX: GO GO GO
Guy: The Altana that was covering the Earth...
is starting to draw back!!
Could this be...
Shin: He's... alive.
Below that rampaging Altana,
inside the raging rapids of the Dragon Veins...
Shin: Sadaharu is still
Utsuro: I may have taken him a bit too lightly.
Never did I expect a beast like that
to enter the battle with such resolve.
Utsu: Certainly, if one places their body in the underground headstream of the Dragon Veins,
it would allow one to interfere with all of the Altana active on the surface.
But that is not unlike trying to put out a fire from within its blazing flames.
And what he is now trying to put out is the gigantic flame that one could even describe as the Earth itself.
Will he be burned to a crisp first?
will I drag him out of the Dragon Veins and put an end to him?
Either way, there is no change to the world's ending.
But any budding hope there may be,
I will pluck out here and now.
Utsu: A miracle
will not occur again.
So then, would releasing him from his pain,
and meeting your end by his side, not your,
a family's, responsibility?
I don't wanna hear you
talk about family.
Utsu: Then how about I show you?
Gin: We're not
a family or anything.
We're not connected by blood,
and were were born in totally different places.
connected at all.
Gin: And it's because of that
that we won't let these hands go.
SFX: DOH DOH
Shin: We're not letting a single one of you past here.
We're not letting you get to Sadaharu.
If Sadaharu isn't giving up, then neither are we.
If you're going to pluck out all hope,
then right here and now,
we'll stamp out all despair.
Gin: We don't need some "final hope".
The world where he lives as just the Yorozuya's ordinary dog,
the world where we're just the Yorozuya,
is what we're taking back!!
Humans truly are incorrigible.
Even if you stop us, he will die.
There is no longer anything that can be done to save either him or the world.
Yet you cling to that one-in-a-million possibility,
and continue to let him suffer to the end?
You're choosing the path of suffering until the end?
That's what I think every time I look at you.
Utsu: Humans really should
be done away with.
If you wanna end humanity that badly, then we'll go ahead and let you.
Gin: But you immortals
are ordinary humans
just like us.
SFX: DO DO
Someone: ........What's this?
The ones that've received my immortal blood are...
Guy: Could it be...?
Utsu: That sword...
Utsu: I see.
I've gotten a veeerry good look at your trump card.
Utsu: A sword made of the crystals
Utsu: strong enough to make a hole in me. Was that Umibouzu's suggestion?
It's true that using a sword containing the Altana of other planets, you can kill immortals.
They're all imperfect so their bodies are already breaking down.
So they rotted away the moment this sword took their immortality.
Utsu: But that is not enough to kill me.
Utsu: Umibouzu is mistaken.
Her certainly cornered me on Planet Kouan, using the same method you just used.
But this is not Kouan.
This is Earth, the planet where I was born.
Utsu: Here there is an inexhaustible supply of what I use as energy,
the Earth's Altana.
So even if you were to throw another planet's Altana at my heart,
I can absorb as much of the Earth's Altana as I like and recover.
Understand? Your trump card
is no more than a poison needle dripping a drop of poison into an ocean.
Utsu: It all simply disappears into the seaweed.
Inserrt: Is there nothing they can do...??