Memory Off: Part 2
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Short Program, Volume 3, Chapter 30 (pp. 119~142)
Memory Off: Part 2
Characters so far:
The college applicant
The girl with amnesia
The news reporter
=Well?//How's your fever?
=That was a quick recovery.
=Must have something to do with the page limit.
=Here's the paper.
=And the New Year's letters.
=Looks like you only got advertisements.
=That's because we're in mourning. The grandfather on my Dad's side passed away last year.
=And your family still went to Hawaii?
=Well,//They had a karaoke party the night of the funeral.
[headline]Murder in Yomogi Park
=A man shot to death in the bushes.
=Time of death, approximately 10pm to 12am.
=Skillfully carried out,//Possibly the work of a professional killer!?
=A professional killer?
=Hah-hah,//A girl like that?
=Maybe she's a killing machine trained from birth by some sort of secret organization...
=Idiotic,//Why would a killing machine show up at my house.
=Maybe because you know something about the secret organization...
=How the heck would I know that!?
=I haven't even been outside these past couple days.
=I went to the video store the day before yesterday, but—
=I'm terribly sorry.
=Oh no, it was my fault.
=Thank you, thank you.
=That guy was holding videos too...
=—I knew it.
=This isn't the anime I rented!
=So this is the tape about the secret organization...?
=I might've missed something important.//Lemme rewind it and have a re—al good look.
=Is this the sort of thing a college applicant should be watching this time of day?
Gotta patch 'em all!
=The snow's starting to melt.
=Well then, guess I'll head for the police station—
=Whoa, hold up—!
=Oh,//—Well, you know.
=You're gonna leave a sick person behind!?
=Your fever's gone, though.
=I still feel dizzy,//And nauseous.
=Besides, I really think it'd be easier to explain things if I went with you.//Right? Let's go tomorrow.
=And it's gonna get dark pretty soon.
=It's still 3 o'clock.
Time for the 3 o'clock news
=I don't think the police want to be bothered on New Year's Day.
=—But,//What about your studies?
=Hey, I know!//You can help me study!//You're probably smarter than me.
=Done deal!//Let's do it.
=This one's wrong.
=And this one.
=And that one.
=Are you sure you can't remember anything about yourself...?//I guess this stuff gets stored in a different part of the brain...
=See the bump?
=I must've tripped or hit my head somewhere while I was walking around,//And it made me lose my memory.
=A young girl walking around on her own at midnight? On New Year's Eve?
=It looks easy on TV shows though. All they have to do is hit their head again, and voilà! Everything's back to normal!
=I wonder what "normal" is...
=—But why would I be carrying around a knife...?
=Or a gun,//Or a stungun...
=Now I remember!
=I was baking rice cakes!
=Don't give up//...Hajime.
=I don't care if she's a murderer anymore...
=January 2nd, 2000—
=You were studying?//This whole time?
=You kept cheering me on in your sleep, so...//Yeah.
=I'll go get the paper.
=I think the newspaper's on holiday,
=—Uck! They're headed for my house.
=Don't know her name!
=A-Are you okay!?
=There's a door out back.//Hurry!
=I know!//I'll handle the rest!
=Okay,//Then on my birthday—
=Do you live in this house?
=You've heard about the murder in Yomogi Park, haven't you!
=Where's the gun!?
=So it was real.
=You'd better not be hiding anything!
=We arrested the culprit last night, and he says he left it on your doorstep on New Year's Eve.
=You arrested//...The culprit?
=Where's the gun!?
=Why didn't you tell us immediately!?
=Don't be so judgmental, Yamada-kun.
=The gun was buried,//In the snow—
="To Mr. Hajime Toshino..."//A letter for you, maybe?
=Thank you for your cooperation!//—Have a nice day!
[letter]To Mr. Hajime Toshino
=Well well,//What a happy day!
=Forget about all that B2K computer crap!
=It's Y2K, mister.
=By the way, big brother.//I haven't seen Manami-chan around. Where is she?
=Ohh—//That's right, I remember!
=She went to confess to the guy she likes on New Year's Eve.
=On New Year's Eve?
=Yeah,//She said she didn't wanna regret it in case the whole B2K thing happened.
=Dude, it's Y2K.
=Isn't it dangerous?//Letting a girl go off on her own at night—
=Don't worry!//She takes Aikido classes.
=Plus, I gave her a knife and a stungun just in case.
=—But,//Today's already the 2nd of January.
=2nd, 3rd—Who gives a damn!//It's all part of the holidays!
=C'mon, drink up!
=According to this letter...
=Apparently, she saw me on the bus about 2 months ago and took a liking to me, but—
=That was right around the time when I was in the hole, and really had to buckle down and start studying for my entrance exams...
=My phenomenal last-minute concentration prevented me from noticing,//That such a cute girl was on the lookout for me.
=—And,//Page 6 of the previous chapter.
=Happy New Year!
=The Environmental Crisis,
=The Population Crisis,
=The Food Crisis,
=The Educational Crisis,
=With all these crises at hand,
=There's only 1 more year to go until the dawn of the 21st century...
=—By the way, her birthday is on January 3rd.
[calendar title]January: Toshino Family Weekly Schedule
Memory Off: Part 2 (END)