"Bungaku Shoujo" to Shinitagari no Pierrot
I will never love
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first a big thank you to serizawa for pointing out the mistakes and making suggestions, THANK YOU
Chapter 4: I will never love
Konoha: Wow It's really pouring out there
The chance of rain was only 50 percent
It'd be great if there was an umbrella left in the literature club's locker.
Tooko: Ah, sorry.
I took it when it rained last week
and forgot to return it.
-That person thinks whats others is hers,
and whats hers is hers.
Konoha: Oh damn
I left my Classics textbook in the classroom.
え 絵里も芥川狙いなんだ マジ？
Eh You're really going after Akutagawa too?
-Some girls stayed behind and are gossiping huh!?
Going in is going to be difficult
-Speaking of Akutagawa-kun,
he's the tallest person in the class, a shy guy.
-Hes mature, cool and has an intelligent face, its no wonder hes popular.
-Well then, next is Nanase's turn.
-Nanase is Kotobuki-san?
-Theres no way Nanase would pick Akutagawa too right?
-Nｏ~ Please don't say that.
Nanase is beautiful so I'd have no chance at all.
- I wonder just what kind of person the bad mouthed, strong willed Kotobuki-san likes.
Nanase: I don't have anyone that i like,
but i do have someone that i hate.
- Someone she hates...?
Inoue-kun has good manners and i don't think hes the type that people hate.
- Yea yea, the way he speaks is kind and the way he smiles is nice too.
Nanase: That's what pisses me off.
Always showing that faint and fake smile,
not knowing what he's thinking deep down is just creepy.
-Why does she have to say something like that?
-Sure, I knew she hated me,
-but in front of everyone,
-and with that scornful tone.
-Should i just leave like this....
Konoha:Eh? everyone stayed behind?
Sorry did I interrupt you guys?
Konoha: I forgot my textbook,
even though we need it for tomorrow.
konoha: Well then,
-Faintly smiling on purpose you say?
-Not knowing what I'm thinking deep down is creepy you say?
-Instead of picking fights because of my ego, or ruining the mood by expressing my true feelings.
-There are times its better to just smile quietly and go with the flow.
-And there are times when that's the only to do.
-Even so, it pisses you off you say.
-Its not like I'm doing because i like to.
-It wasn't like this in the past.
-In the past... even i ....
- You're really smiling happily aren't you Konoha.
-It really shows on your face so its easy to figure out.
Just like a little puppy.
-How mean, I'm not a little puppy.
-Look, you're puffing your cheeks again.
- You really are easy to figure out.
That's what i like about you, Konoha.
-When I'm with you, I feel relieved.
-Even I had someone I liked in middle school.
-Being in love like everyone else.
- My love...
- Like the tragic ending in The Great Gatsby,
- I learned to lie.
-Thanks to my efforts,
- I, for the most part,
- was able to pretend I was "human."
-The people around me all said that i was bright, fun and kind.
-To be degraded and laughed at by others made me feel relieved but,
-When they told me that i was a gentle person, my stomach felt as if it was pierced by needles.
-Making funny faces so that babies would laugh, making others think that he was a nice person.
-Liking the dog was...
-It was so embarrassing that his cheeks felt like they were on fire.
-Why? Its because everything was a lie.
-In reality that person wasn't kind at all.
-Without knowing about the conflict,
-he petted the dog and the dog wagged his tail like he was drunk on happiness.
-The person who said she liked me was the same as the dog.
- I wonder how much better things would have been if I was like that too.
- But I felt some hatred
-towards that peaceful and simple person as well.
Sign : Literature Club
do you have someone that you like?
Tooko: Eh? What~?
あっ おやつ もう書けたお？
Ah did you write the snacks already?
Konoha: I was asking if you had someone you liked.
Tooko: Of course.
Gallico, Dickens, Dumas right?
Stendhal,Chekhov, Shakespeare, Alcott,
Montgomery and Farjeon and Lindgren and Maclachlan and Cartland and Jordan and Saikaku and Soseki and Ohgai and Miyazawa Kenji and Kimura Yuichi-san and
Tooko: and and ...
Konoha: We're not talking about food here.
Have you ever been in love?
Tooko: Eh? Love?
Konoha: We're not talking about the edible fish koi.
Its love "koi".
tooko: If it's koi then i know all about it.
konoha: Like i said we're not talking about food.
I'm asking you have ever been in love with a person.
-Even if it is out of the blue, I am an idiot for talking to this person about love.
-Whats with this adult and serious mood?
-It looks like one of those scenes where those "hard boiled" theme songs are played in the background...
-Could it be that she's experienced a painful love before?
Tooko: You see I...
Tooko: Im in a catastrophically bad time for love right now.
Tooko: At the beginning of the year, I went to "Shinxxx no haha" to see my love fortune.
And it said that I've been in a catastrophically bad time for love since birth.
Even if I find love, I'd just be meaningless.
Troubles will keep coming one after another without end.
Even if we start going out, the relationship wont last long.
-Ah but but
after 7 years that will end,
and I'll be able to meet my the person destined for me.
- After 7 years, in front of a bear with salmon in his mouth,
with a man wearing a white muffler,
- we'll fall into a prophesied, destined love.
Konoha: And why would that guy be wearing a muffler in the summer?
In the first place, nonchalantly falling in love in front a bear, you'll get eaten.
Tooko: You're not much of a dreamer are you Konoha -kun.
Konoha: Tooko-senpai just dreams too much.
Tooko:That's because I'm the literature girl.
Konoha: Please don't try to explain everything like that.
Sorry for interrupting you while you're reading.
Tooko: Did something happen?
Konoha: Nothing really...
Tooko: Could it be
that...you found someone that you like?
Konoha:I don't have anyone i like.
Nothing happened at all.
That's for the best...
-With nothing happening at all.
-Without liking anyone.
-Without any pain, sadness or despair.
-Just living peacefully.
-Those are the kinds of days i wish for.
- I will never love again.
I'm leaving for today.
-Just as i thought, no umbrella.
Yooko: I borrowed your umbrella.
Use this for today.
Konoha: What are you going to do Tooko-senpai?
I've properly brought my own long umbrella.
Konoha:.... I see.
Then ill be borrowing this.
Tooko: Good, see you tomorrow.
Doesn't look like its going to stop.
-Even though she only had 1 umbrella.
Konoha: I know Tooko-senpai lied.
-After all i am a high school student.
-Putting up a mask when dealing with my classmates,
- distancing myself from everyone.
- While not really laughing at all.
-Having it all pointed out by Kotobuki-san, I've felt nothing but misery.
-But when it comes to Tooko-senpai, I just cant help but be honest.
-Like how it shows on her face when shes troubled or sad,
-I think its fine to smile even if it is a lie.
-But showing with awkward words and expressions is pitiful.
-Just what do i have to do to be able to lie better.
-The soaking wet Chia.
Just what happened to her!!
***all information taken from wikipedia. for more information you can check the wiki pages***
In the order mentioned by Tooko-senpai:
-Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897 – July 15, 1976) was a successful American novelist, short story and sports writer. Many of his works were adapted for motion pictures. He is perhaps best remembered for The Snow Goose, his only real critical success, and for the novel The Poseidon Adventure, primarily through the 1972 film adaptation.
-Charles John Huffam Dickens, (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era. His works include The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and many more
-Alexandre Dumas, père, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.
-Marie-Henri Beyle (January 23, 1783 – March 23, 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism in his two novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839).
-Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (January 29 1860 – July 15 1904) (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов Antòn Pàvlovič Chéchov) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife," he once said, "and literature is my mistress."
-William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
-Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.
-Lucy Maud Montgomery CBE, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, (30 November 1874–24 April 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.
-Eleanor Farjeon (pronounced far'-zhun) (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Some of her correspondence has also been published. She won many literary awards and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children's Book Circle, a society of publishers.
-Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren Ericsson, (14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter, whose many works were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. Today, she is best remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking and Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series.
-Patricia MacLachlan (born March 3, 1938 in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is a bestselling U.S. children's author, best known for winning the 1986 Newbery Medal for her book Sarah, Plain and Tall. The book was later turned into a TV movie starring Glenn Close.
-Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland, DBE, CStJ, (9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000) was a successful English author, known for her numerous romance novels. She also became one of the United Kingdom's most popular media personalities, appearing often at public events and on television, dressed in her trademark pink and discoursing on love, health and social issues. Other than her fictional romance books, she also wrote health and cookery books, and stage plays and recorded an album of love songs. She was often billed as the Queen of Romance.
-Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly.
-Ihara Saikaku (Japanese: 井原 西鶴; 1642 – September 9, 1693) was a Japanese poet and creator of the "floating world" genre of Japanese prose (ukiyo-zōshi).
Born the son of the wealthy merchant Hirayama Tōgō in Osaka, he first studied haikai poetry under Matsunaga Teitoku, and later studied under Nishiyama Sōin of the Danrin School of poetry, which emphasized comic linked verse. Scholars have described numerous extraordinary feats of solo haikai composition at one sitting; most famously, over the course of a single day and night in 1677, Saikaku is reported to have composed at least 16,000 haikai stanzas, with some rumors placing the number at over 23,500 stanzas.
Later in life he began writing racy accounts of the financial and amorous affairs of the merchant class and the demimonde. These stories catered to the whims of the newly prominent merchant class, whose tastes of entertainment leaned toward the arts and pleasure districts.
-Natsume Sōseki (夏目 漱石?, 9 February 1867 – 9 December 1916) was the pen name of Natsume Kinnosuke (夏目金之助?), who is widely considered to be the foremost Japanese novelist of the Meiji Era (1868–1912). He is commonly referred to as Sōseki. He is best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. He was also a scholar of British literature and composer of haiku, Chinese-style poetry, and fairy tales. From 1984 until 2007, his portrait appeared on the front of the Japanese 1000 yen note.
-Mori Ōgai (森 鷗外 / 森 鴎外?, February 17, 1862 – July 8, 1922) was a Japanese physician, translator, novelist and poet. Gan (雁, The Wild Geese(1911–13)?) is considered his major work.
Konoha mentions fish because 恋（love） and 鯉(carp) are both pronounced "koi"
Shinxxx no Haha - a famous fortune teller woman in Japan <- thanks go to serizawa for this one.