Clogs and Diamonds
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Short Program, Volume 3, Chapter 26 (pp. 7~36)
Clogs and Diamonds
Clogs and Diamonds
=The steamy detective Ranko Idogawa, Episode VI.
[reference]Japanese mystery novelist Rampo Edogawa.
=The naked beauty outdoor hot-springs closed-room serial murder mystery!
=The housekeeper was asleep!
=This month, this night, under this full moon—
=A forgotten deadline from 20 years past, returns to life!
=What horrible truths lie in store for us in this episode—!?
=Are you stupid?
=A naked beauty outdoor hot-springs closed-room serial murder mystery?
=You won't find any beauties bathing with their clothes on, so you don't even need to mention that.//And besides, it's already a huge mystery how an outdoor hot-springs turned into a closed room in the first place.
=You won't write anything worthwhile if you stay out here thinking you're on vacation.//This is what happens when I don't keep an eye on you.
=Get back to your room and concentrate.
=Kohei Taguchi (age 26)
=Pen name Ichiro Shinkiba. Profession: Writer—
=Willing to do all kinds of writing from fiction to non-fiction, but rarely gets a chance to step up to the plate.//Popular works—None, of course.
=Currently writing the script for a 2-hour drama, thanks to an introduction from a friendly TV producer.
=This is the TV producer's summer house—
=And this is the producer's younger sister, Chiaki Shinjo (age 19)
=Yo,//Where were you?
=Her guy friend—
=...Dunno his name.
=Do your work, okay.
=I don't get paid either if it isn't done by the time my brother comes back.
=Alright, sir.//Good luck.
=—I'm just filling in for someone else, of course.//Plus, I only have 3 days to get the whole thing done...
=Apparently, she's supposed to be the warden while I'm locked up in this house.
=Oh,//She went driving in a convertible with a guy wearing sunglasses just now.
=Oh, shoot.//Must be Yasu.
=Oh, I'm Toshiaki Okishima.//I run a fishing boat with my old man out in the ocean over there.
=Here's a little souvenir.
=I've been hanging out with Chiaki ever since she started coming to this summer house when she was little.//Well, same goes for Yasu, I guess.
=Did you know?//That guy with the sunglasses is the only son of that huge hotel in front of the train station.
=No point if she's not here.//Guess I'll head home.
=I heard you're a novelist.
=Alright,//Say hi to Chiaki for me.
=Now that the introductions are out of the way...
=Right,//Back to work.
=Gee—z,//My hair's all crumbly.
=I'm gonna take a bath.
=This summer house also has a hot springs in it.
=Beauties don't bathe with their clothes on,//—Huh.
=Here it is.
=What the hell is that stuff!?//I can't stop crying!
=Well, many different situations can come to mind,//Living under the same roof for a whole 3 days.
=By the way, a guard from the security company will come flying over if I press this button.
=Ohh,//Is that so!
=Hey,//You've only gotten this far?
=Don't read it without permission!
=Isn't this,//A tad too forced?
=You haven't watched this series? It's even stupider than that.
=So you want to write stupid stuff, huh.
=I've only gotten this far 'cause I don't know how to write stupid stuff!
=Then why don't you just write what you want to write.
=I'm not in a position to do that.
=You don't have confidence?
=I've got nothing to fall back on.
=Wow—So you're willing to write something that you think is stupid and boring,//As long as it gets your name out there, huh.
THUCK THUCK THUCK...
=Chiaki—//The ship's free today. Wanna go out to the ocean for a while?
=Warden my ass.//All she does is hang out with guys.
=She seemed so nice and shy when I first met her,//Just 4 years, and she turns into that.
[label]Perverts Be Gone
=He—y,//You forgot your little weapon here—!
=You sure you don't need it when you're out alone with a guy in the middle of the ocean—?
=I came up with an interesting story-line,//But I'm coming up short on the number of sex scenes.
=Mr. Shinjo told me to include at least four of 'em.
=I was wondering what was giving you so much trouble...//That's so idiotic.
=Hey, where are you going?
=There's a limit to human concentration.//Let me take a breather.
=Fine,//You have 30 minutes!
=7pm tomorrow.//—Got it? You better not screw up.
=I got it.//I'll get that novelist guy outta there for you.
=You better not screw up either.//Chiaki's pretty sharp, you know.
=Idiot, I've got her trust.//Unlike you.
=If I wanna trick her, she's gonna be tricked.
=I'm looking forward to this.
=Thank you very mu—ch.
=Please don't sleep here, mister.
=He's not my boyfriend.//Neither of them are.
=Just friends.//Good friends that I've been playing with every since I was little.
=They're not little anymore.
=I'm just saying you shouldn't trust guys too much.
=Especially guys around that age. 80% of the time, their heads are filled with—
=You're the one who's thinking about sex scenes all day long!
=They aren't like that!
=This is my job!
=I'm not going to let you bad-mouth those two.
=They're really nice guys.
=Like I care!
=Oh, hey mister.//Wanna go night-fishing?
=Go for it.//He's making you a kind offer.
=There's a limit to your concentration, right?
=I'll go out to sea, you'll see what you're in for.
=Gosh, when did she start being like that.//She used to be such a nice, honest girl.
=I love reading novels.
=I'm rooting for you.
=Oh,//I think I forgot something...
=Can't let you do that.
=Can't let you go back now.
=What!?//He got away!?
=Hey,//How long do I have to keep this blindfold on?
=Just a bit longer.
=—Okay.//You can take it off.
=Your present has arrived.
[banner]Happy Birthday//Chiaki Shinjo age 20//Special Guest//Chiaki's First Crush
[banner]Special Guest//Chiaki's First Crush
=But man,//Chisato's such a jerk.
=She turned us down without batting an eyelash,//But when it's time for her to confess, she has no idea what to do.
=We had a pretty hard time confessing to her, too.
=Can't help it. She's been thinking about him for the past 4 years.//That novelist.
=Anyways, just seemed like Chiaki would never make a move//If we just left 'em alone.
=We're good guys,//Aren't we.
=—You got that right.
=I read your script.//—You're almost there.
=Don't worry about getting paid.//I'll have it finished by morning.
=—But, I didn't find any sex scenes.
=I don't care if it gets rejected.//Getting my name out with a stupid story won't give me any confidence in myself.
=It might not mean much coming from me, but...
=It was good.//—Really good.
=—Right, do over.
=The story was good,
=—But you gotta have the sex scenes.//The sex scenes are everything.
=You gotta include at least five of 'em even if it screws up the story.
=Don't make me say the same thing year after year.
=Got that?//At least five of them.
Clogs and Diamonds (END)