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Box: 3 hours after the sports festival. 7 PM.
Utsuki: Did you find Haruhiko-sama?!
Ninja: Well... even with all of us searching the area, there's no sign of him...
Hana: No doubt about it, he appears to have been kidnapped.
Hana: Was it Otoha... or Shidou...
Yayoi: You're barking up the wrong tree.
Yayoi: They were quarreling with each other, but they didn't view Shiina Haruhiko as hostile.
Yayoi: Moreover, if they intended to steal his pieces, they'd have done so a long time ago.
Yayoi: It's likely... that a "third party" snuck into the sports festival and waited for a chance to strike...
Utsuki: I shouldn't have taken my eyes off him back then...!!
Utsuki: Who's there!!!
Ninja: Rest assured,
Ninja: I am your ally.
Ninja: Understand? Calm down and listen to me.
Ninja: You have been made subordinates of Fumizuki-dono and our horse faction.
(bottom): Chapter 21: Sorry
Box: Something's in the back of my mind...
Box: I know what it is, and yet I can't seem to remember.
Box: this was
Box: back when I met her for the first time...
Utsuki: Allow me to guard you from today onwards.
Utsuki: I am (black squiggles go here)
Box: Her eyes
Box: seemed like those of someone who had already given up on living...
Haru: When did I fall asleep...?
(Haru): It's after 7... so it's already dark out.
(Haru): Erm... is this the infirmary?
(Haru): The scenery's not what I'm used to, so...
(Haru): That's right... we were right in the middle of the sports festival!!
(Haru): Where am I?!
???: Hmm... your tonsils are pretty badly swollen.
???: I'll give you some medicine, and if the swelling doesn't seem to go down, please come see me again.
???: I think you'll be fine, but if this doesn't cure the problem, we'll remove them.
???: Goodbye, and take care.
???: Now, then.
???: That's the last of my patients for today...
Woman: Now it's your turn, hmm~
Woman: Shiina Haruhiko-kun.
Woman: Your body is in excellent condition...
Woman: Hmm... we do MRI scans here too, so shall we take a look inside your head?
Man: Junko-dono, that should be enough playing around...
(above Junko): Hmm~
Junko: A little more wouldn't hurt.
(Haru): !! She's a master candidate?!
(Haru): So I was grabbed, huh!!
(Haru): Even so... I don't have any injuries... and I haven't been tied up, either...
(Haru): If I bide my time, I might be able to escape from here!!!
(right of bubble): Hmm~
Junko: Are you thinking of doing something?
Haru: N...not really!!
Junko: Ah! You really are, aren't you?
Junko: But, well... sorry?
Junko: Let me clear up any grand misconceptions you might have with an "undeniable truth"...
Junko: There are 3 master candidates in your school, right? That's why I had Fumizuki infiltrate by himself.
Junko: I thought he might not be able to make off with any pieces during the confusion... but who'd have suspected it would be this easy?
Junko: Well~ simply put,
Junko: you have already lost.
Shiwasu: Hey there,
Shiwasu: It's unfortunate
Shiwasu: that you'd have to retire like this.
Shiwasu: You remember the rules of the master dispute, right?
Shiwasu: The losers'
Shiwasu: memories are erased for the sake of shinobis' continued survival.
Shiwasu: You've seen it with your own eyes... so you already know about it, right?
(Haru): Erase... my memories?
Box: That would mean
Box: I'd forget all about Utsuki-chan and the rest?
Box: No way... I don't want that.
Box: I think I'm
Box: finally able to remember her now, y'know?!
(Haru): --- No.
Hiromu: Shiina Haruhiko was abducted?!
Mina: Right! I put in considerable effort and ultimately learned that it was likely the work of Fumizuki of the Juunigesshuu.
Mina: Additionally, Utsuki and Yayoi's pieces have fallen into the hands of Fumizuki's master.
Mina: In other words, Hiromu-dono,
Mina: there is no longer any need for you to hold back.
Mina: let us go plunder the pieces from Fumizuki!!
Otoha: My oh my.
Otoha: This is why I gave him that advice.
Otoha: That boy is always concerned about other people.
Otoha: It's been the same during his participation in this master dispute...
(Otoha): "I've said it before, but
(Otoha): you are lacking one very important thing."
Otoha: What Shiina-kun lacks is
Otoha: "a sense of self."
Otoha: Someone who only thinks of others and loses sight of himself isn't likely to survive in this master dispute.
Otoha: Well, only thinking of yourself is a problem too, but...
Shiwase: Unfortunate indeed.
Shiwase: might as well get started.
Ninja: Wait, Shiina-dono!!
Ninja: You have already lost!!
Ninja: Even if you run, you don't have any shinobi under your command anymore!!
Ninja: What a fool!!
Ninja: This guy...!! Does he think he'll even be able to escape against these numbers?!
Ninja: --What the?!
Ninja: A smokescreen coming from our side?!
Ninja: Kyouko-dono ordered that I "comply with the path you choose"!
Ninja: And she says, "with this, we are even."
Ninja: My assistance ends here.
Ninja: How disgraceful!!
Ninja: Follow him!!
Ninja: Give pursuit!!
Shiwasu: Quite disgraceful indeed.
Shiwasu: To think there was a spy from the boar faction in our midst...
(small text): How long have you been here?
Shiwasu: Weeell, sorry about that, Junko-chan.
Shiwasu: I'll go settle things in accordance with the rules.
Box: I'm sorry.
Box: I'm sorry, Utsuki-chan.
Utsuki (half-hidden): Allow me to guard you from today onwards.
Box: I haven't been able to recall everything yet, but...
Utsuki: I am Utsuki.
Box: That was definitely her!!
(Haru): You're already covered in cuts and bruises.
(Haru): And instead of getting medical treatment,
(Haru): Even though I'd forgotten our promise,
(Haru): You've always,
(Haru): always, believed in me.
Ninja: Did we get him?!
Ninja: I'll go check. You seal off the area!
Ninja: Even though he's such an honest guy, he's sure tough...
Utsuki: ...I'm sorry.
Shiwase: Well, that was an illusion just now, but
Shiwase: if she came through here,
Shiwase: that's undoubtedly what she'd have said.
Haru: How could you understand her feelings?!
Shiwase: Of course I would.
Shiwase: Because that's what it means to be a "shinobi."
Shiwase: It doesn't just apply to her. We shinobi hold true to our laws.
Shiwase: It is absolutely unforgivable to disobey them.
Shiwase: She will never appear before you again.
Shiwase: Do you understand now?
Haru: I don't understand at all.
Haru: Utsuki-chan has been...
Haru: waiting all this time, without forgetting the promise we made.
Haru: I still can't remember exactly what it is yet, but...
Haru: if I don't see her now, I'll end up making her wait again!!
Haru: That's why... that's why I...
Haru: want to see Utsuki-chan!!
Shiwase: Unfortunately, that would be impossible.
Shiwase: You don't have any pieces, and, more importantly, aren't a master candidate.
Shiwase: We'll return you to your quiet everyday life...
Haru: I won't forget!!
Haru: I don't
Haru: want to forget anymore!!!
???: Umm... sorry to interrupt when you're so busy, but
Hazuki: If it's pieces we're talking about, he's got one.
Haru: Hazuki!! ...san?!
Hazuki: You're the same as always, huh...
Haru: Wh... what's going on?!
(small text): Weren't you kicked out of the Juunigesshuu...?
Hazuki: So now, this guy's Hazuki!
Hazuki: It wasn't exactly as clear-cut as that, though.
(small text): Despite how I just put it...
Hazuki: I'm "Retsu", a chuunin of the ram faction and the current Hazuki's subordinate.
Retsu: More importantly, do you remember
Retsu: the rule you came up with?
(Haru): When you
(Haru): approve of me... of Shiina Haruhiko as a master, please entrust me with your piece.
Retsu: Let me just say this to start.
Retsu: It's not like I acknowledge you or anything!
Retsu: I'm just... following Hazuki's orders.
Retsu: He's telling you to take it.
Haru: I...is this okay?!
Shiwase: ...Memory erasure is done for the sake of our survival.
Shiwase: Seeing as you've become a master again, there's no reason to make you forget.
Shiwase: This means the seeds you've sown have unexpectedly borne fruit.
Shiwase: I will go report this to Fumizuki's master.
Retsu: HEY!! What the hell are you relaxing for!!
Retsu: It's not like things have been settled yet.
Retsu: If you space out, you'll get your piece snatched away again.
Retsu: Give us your instructions, master.
Haru: That's a no-brainer.
Haeru: We're taking back Utsuki-chan and the others' pieces!
(right): But I have to go home and put on some clothes first...
(sfx): Drip drip
(left): Clothes should be the last thing on your mind!
I won't give up, Shiina Haruhiko!
Utsuki: please pull that part out carefully, Haruhiko-sama.
Utsuki: A...amazing, you're very good at this.
Utsuki: No, please don't do any more than that, Haruhiko-sama!!
Utsuki: It's... coming down.
Utsuki: I can't...!
Utsuki: Aah~~ ♥♥
Ninja: Jenga's sure fun, huh...
Ninja: It sure is...