I'm on a roll
Aku no Hana Chapter 35
Chapter 35: Avoiding the distant sky
For real? That girl?
Ah, we both took the same.
Right, isn't she nice.
join us, Kasuga.
What will be the next theme?
How about "Want as a little sister?"
Okay! Are you ready!?
The karaoke before was so much fun...
Tokiwa-san was really good at singing.
I want to go again.
Who are the guys with her?
They are from Tokiwa-san's class.
Damn... Why aren't I in the same class as her...
They are getting so friendly with her...
You have no chance.
But didn't we all hit it off quite well before?
doesn't she have a boyfriend?
I bet she does.
I'm sure they're going at it....
We're having an end of year bargain sale!
Please take this.
Uh, so cold.
*dong* // *clatter*
What are you trampling over Tetsu-san's oden for!?
I.. I'll compensate for it...
Compensate!? // You think it'll be all okay if you pay up!?
You're the worst!!
We aren't devils.
Let's just talk over there for a bit.
give us all the money you're carrying.
I'm really shocked now that I can't eat my oden.
So it's only natural, isn't it?
Eh... // No... Well...
Stop mumbling. // I don't understand anything!!
Just get the money out, man!!
Huh!? That's all!?
Get your ass moving. // C'mon.
Is it fun?
You seem to have fun.
Living without a care.
I'm so envious.
don't get it.
I... // died
back then. // I lost everything...
But I'm still alive. // I'm still breathing ugly.
For no reason at all... Haha // I'm like a zombie.
Hey... Can you tell me? // How I should live?
What should I do... // in order to live without shame?
I hate naive kids like you the most.
Just go die if you're only causing troubles, you trash.
Let's go eat.
ought to die...
in a place like this...
That... // That's...
Les Fleurs du mal.... Why!?
...Eh!? // Ah... it's you from karaoke?
Your face... You're hurt?
You know about Les Fleurs du mal!?
What's that so suddenly...
Hey... You're freaking me out!!
Did something happen?
....No.. // It's just my first time seeing one reading Les Fleurs du mal...
So I just...
Sorry for that sudden outburst.
Forget it, really.
It was just by chance.
I was just reading some novel // and Baudelaire's poem solved the riddle in it.
So I just found Les Fleurs du mal now, // wondered what it is like and took it.
Do you like books?
Back in middle school, I read a ton.
I was always carrying Les Fleurs du mal with me... // It got all battered from all the rereading...
But... I threw it away..
The other books too... I threw them all away before moving here.
Ever since then... // I haven't read a single page.
I just wondered how it would be...
if I read again...
If you want,
I can lend you it.
That novel in which
Baudelaire's poem appears.