Even if I'm laughed at.
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b1) Let's see... touche'? To do a thrust,
b2) starting from your en garde position, use your front leg...?
box1) What happened last night,
b3) Is my front leg supposed to be my right?
box2) keeps replaying over and over in my head.
box3) The excitement from last night hasn't calmed down.
box4) My body just...
box5) moves on it's own,
p1) Whenever I think of you, Alice.
title) Even if I'm laughed at.
b1) Minori!? What happened?
b2) Well... there's this fly buzzing around, so...
b3) Is that all? I'm just glad that you're not hurt.
b4) ha.. .ha ha
b5) I'm sorry grandma.
b1) The fencing club?
b3) Well, I don't think there will be a problem with you entering now, but...
b4) Are you sure you don't want to stay with an art club?
b5) Yes, I am.
-I'll translate the name of the school when it gets mentioned.-
p1) I know without being told that I'm a fish out of water here, but...
p1) F-first i need to calm down, look them straight in the eye and say that I'd like to observe. // It's ok, this isn't something that I should be getting nervous about.
p2) All I need to do is tell them that I'd like to // start fencing!
b2) how many times do I have to tell you before you get it?
b3) Even though Nanase was the one to challenge you, // you know deep down that she's no match for you, right?
b4) Holding back while facing someone who's // chosen the same path as you is an insult to your rapier!
b6) I always go full force.
b1) Can you step aside Koume?
b2) I wouldn't want her to hold back against me either.
b4) parry (I think)
b5) Enough with your damn french, // you little frosh!
b1) Leap back.
b1) What the hell bon...!? That just a back flip!
b2) And isn't that against the rules?
b3) Just because you were France's representative in the youth olympics doesn't mean that... // DON'T IGNORE ME!!
b4) You really made a name for yourself in France, // and that's what gave you that bad attitude, right?
b5) What was it? You're one of the 3 hopes for the future,
b6) Momose Alice.
p1) She's... // one of the future hopefuls!?
b1) But... // this is Japan, where age and rank mean everything.
b2) So you need to start acting like a freshmen and mop up the floors.
b1) Are you alright, Nanase? // This is why I don't like girls that don't know how things work in our country.
b2) You still want to fight?
b3) I'm much weaker than you'd think.
b7) ha... // ha ha
b1) I won't smile.
p1) That's the girl from the other day.
b2) Hey, // isn't that Minori?
b3) And that blond girl farther in, // isn't she the fencing girl you mentioned before?
b1) Found it.
b2) Oh, um...
b3) Why is Alice at our school?
b4) Actually, I should be thanking her. // Wait, she's a freshman too? // Oh, whatever!
b5) There are too many things I want to ask.
b6) H-here goes...
b2) ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FENCING!?
b3) No, I only came to observe.
b4) I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!
b5) Wearing this uniform that fits so snug to your thighs is kind of embarrassing.
b6) But don't worry.
b7) Once you start going, you'll forget about how this looks.
b8) We'll have to give you #46 which has our biggest hip size. // For such a small body, you have quite the glutes on you.
b9) What's your name?
b1) I'm Koume, I'm a senior. // Now then Minori, get that uniform on.
b2) But // I'm...
b2) You look really good in that. // So much better than a stuck up foreign princess.
b3) Th-that's not true at all! // Alice is like a million times better looking than I am!
b1) Are you seriously going to // start fencing?
b3) I am.
b4) It's like a dream come true! For someone normal like me to be in // the same club with someone as special as you, Alice.
b5) Sorry for being just a normal fencing club.
b6) Th-that's not what I meant...!
b7) Oh stop. // I only come here to fence.
b8) I never actually joined the club.
b9) Stop with the loner act. // You're both freshmen so try to get along.
b2) If you keep acting like that in a country you're not used to...
b3) There are people who worry about you, right?
b4) According to my private sources, our little Alice can't sleep unless she has her favorite teddy bear with her.
b5) Listen! I'm only here to practice on my own. // I didn't come here to find friends!
b6) And... don't you ever investigate my private life again!
b7) If that's really true, // why did you come back to this country where fencing is a niche sport?
b1) Alright Minori, let's begin.
b3) In fencing there are 3 styles, Epee, Foil and Sabre. // We do the same as what's most popular in Europe:
b5) The way you score points is to hit your opponent with the tip of your rapier anywhere on their body. // This is the same kind of sword fighting that was used in the medieval ages, // the person who gets stabbed first loses.
b6) Basically a duel has been turned into a technique.
b7) A duel...
b1) The rapier used for epee is about 26.5 ounces.
b2) It's about the same weight as a metal bat used in high school baseball.
p1) So this is fencing...?
p2) It's heavier and harder than I thought... // You have to stab someone with this?
b1) Although it's called a duel, it's still just a sport.
b2) Now for the most basic of attacks, the thrust. // Hold up the rapier,
b3) and as you're stepping in...
b5) Don't stand there with your mouth agape, move!
p2) That's right. // I need to try to see what I'm capable of.
b1) Marchais (walking)
-if these are wrong, correct me. I know very little french, and even less fencing-
b2) Marchais... that was...
b3) was I supposed to go forward or back?
b5) Marchais is forward. // Calm down Minori.
p1) Ok, calm down, // forward.
b9) I-if you train like your life depended on it, // you MIGHT get better...
b1) Even someone like me could get better if I
b2) trained like my life depended on it?
b3) Like I said...
b8) Don't drop your arms.
b9) Now then,
b0) my leg goes...
b1) Wait, my hand goes up...
b3) Are you really going to let this n00b in the club?
b4) We all started somewhere, didn't we?
b5) Because you're so kind, you're letting her get these strange thoughts in her head,
b6) so I'll take your place and tell it to her straight.
b1) You'll never get any better at fencing,
b2) so give it up!
b4) You're not helping.
b5) Things are finally starting to come full circle for our club, but you want to join for fun?
b6) You have neither the strength or the motor skills to do this properly
b7) WE'RE DOING THIS WITH THE GOAL OF
b8) WINNING THE NATIONALS!!
b2) I'm a klutz and I have 2 left feet... // and I have no friends.
b3) I used whatever reason I could to escape from that harsh reality.
b4) But, after seeing someone put on a show, I was moved like I never thought capable.
b5) Laugh at me if you'd like, I don't care,
b6) but after seeing her fence, I wanted to do the same thing.
b7) Besides, // you'll never know what you're capable of
b8) if you don't ever try.
b1) Don't move, // I'm connecting your plug.
b2) How about we do this, if you manage to get a point off of Nanase
b3) within the time limit of a single period, you'll join the club.
b4) Excuse me, Koume... // there's no way I'd get a point off of her.
b2) What? Are you going to say she has no chance too?
b3) "This is crazy" // "There's no way a foreigner like you could do anything worthwhile in our country's national sport!"
b4) While enduring that kind of trash talk,
b5) there was someone who became France's representative in the youth olympics.
b6) Nanase, are you ok with this?
b7) Are you ready to start?
b8) Since you brought this up, I'll do it.
b9) But don't look at me if she starts to cry.
b1) You're already in 5th gear. // What about you, Minori?
b2) I'll do it.
b5) You don't need to go all out on a total n00b!
b6) And didn't I tell you,
b7) Don't look at me if she starts crying?
b1) In this contest, from the mask to your toes is a legal hit,
b2) you can hit anywhere on the body.
b3) Listen carefully, the game that you've just stepped foot into is
b4) a fight for pride and honor between two knights,
b5) it's a duel.
p1) Her mettle is put to the test!