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[Finally caught up! There's no chapter next week... What a cliff hanger!!]
File 699: There’s Always Tomorrow
Mitsuhiko: It finally starts tomorrow at 4:00 pm!
Mitsuhiko: The big game, Tokyo Spirits versus Big Osaka!!
Ayumi: Big won last time so the Spirits have to win this time!
Genta: The Spirit’s Hide can’t play tomorrow's game because of his injury… // So don’t you think we’re totally gonna lose?
Ai: Yeah… Big’s Higo-san might score a hat trick, be this year’s MVP and Big might win it all!
Conan: Higo-san can’t play in tomorrow’s game either because he’s accumulated too many yellow cards…
Ai: What? / Really?
Conan: You didn’t see the article in the sports news this morning? // It said, “Neither hero can stand on the battlefield”!
Ai: Oh yeah… I do remember the sportscaster sounded really disappointed when Higo-san got a yellow card in the last game and I felt really nervous about it… So he ended up stuck in a sneaky scam…
Conan: Sneaky scam…?
Conan: She knows what a hat trick is, but doesn’t know what it means to be admonished for too many yellow cards?
Mitsuhiko: It’s pretty painful for both teams to not have their best players in the game tomorrow…
Genta: Speaking of painful… I have to get one of my teeth pulled tomorrow…
Ayumi: No way! // Sounds so painful!
Genta: Crap! Hide isn’t playing and I don’t wanna go to the dentist! // I don’t ever want it to be tomorrow!
??: Hey hey, you shouldn’t say such things!
??: Tomorrow is full of hope! // Especially for kids like you!
Genta: Who’s this old man?
Box: Daita Kyouzou (62) A passerby
Daita: Oh, I’m just a passerby… // I’m retired so I have lots of time on my hands!
Genta: So you have stuff you’re looking forward to tomorrow?
Daita: Yeah… I have too many things that I’m looking forward to…
Daita: I’m going to Osaka tomorrow to watch the game… / Then I’m going to meet my friend that I haven’t seen for 10 years to have drinks back here in Tokyo… // The last episode of my favorite drama series is tomorrow too… / And the summer big lotto…!
Daita: They’re announcing the winning numbers tomorrow! // I bought a lot of tickets this time so I’m so excited…
Genta: A… // purse-snatcher!?
Daita: Th… // Thief!!
Conan: You guys stay here!!
Conan: I… // said… // STOP!!
Mitsuhiko: Where’s the thief?
Genta: He got away?
Conan: Yeah! / But I got your bag back!
Conan: It wasn’t opened up so I don’t think anything was stolen, but look inside to make sure!
Daita: Oh, thank you!
Daita: There’s my wallet, house keys, schedule book… // soccer game ticket and glasses case…
Daita: Looks like everything’s here!
Ayumi: There’s a sticker picture on your glasses case!
Daita: It’s of my niece who’s turning 7 years old this year… // My niece picked this glasses case and sent it to me as a birthday gift… / It’s my most valuable posession…
Mitsuhiko: She’s 7 years old?
Genta: She’s the same age as us!
Ayumi: Does she go to Teitan School?
Daita: Oh, no… // I don’t remember which school…
Ai: Here are your lotto tickets! // I picked up the ones I could find…
Daita: Oh! You picked them up for me?
Mitsuhiko: I picked some up too!
Ayumi: I found 3 of them!
Genta: I found 5!
Daita: Thanks for everything… / You got my bag back and my tickets…
Mitsuhiko: Of course!
Genta: We’re the shounen detective squad!
Ayumi: We help anyone in trouble!
Daita: Shounen detective squad?
Mitsuhiko: Yup! We’ve helped solve cases a few times!
Ayumi: We’re good friends with many officers too!
Daita: Do you all have time for me to thank you all by buying you dessert?
Ayumi: We do!
Genta: We have lots of time!
Daita: Let’s go to a nearby cake shop!
Mitsuhiko: You’re going to see the Big versus Spirits game?
Daita: Yeah! / Look at my ticket!
Daita: I made sure to get really good seats!
Daita: I love both Hide and Higo… // So I’m excited to see their battle!
Mitsuhiko: Oh, they’re not…
Daita: Oh, Omi-kun? // I can’t wait to drink with you all night…
Daita: What? You have to be back home by 10:00 pm? / That means we can only drink for an hour!
Daita: Do you want to meet at 7:00 pm then? / We’re both retired and have lots of time… // I’ll call the restaurant for us…
Daita: I’ll be looking forward to seeing you! Don’t be surprised by how old I look now!
Daita: Change my plans to meet my friend to 7:00 pm…
Ayumi: Wow, you have a lot of plans tomorrow!
Ai: It says “washing machine” in your schedule for today…
Daita: I’m going to Akihabara to buy a new one since my current one broke! // I’ve been having to go to the Laundromat because of it…
Daita: But I enjoyed going to the Laundromat in my T-shirt and sweat pants… / and reading the newspaper while waiting for the laundry to finish…
Genta: Speaking of the Laundromat…
Genta: I’m so excited for Detective Sanmonji’s “Laundromat Murder Mystery”!
Mitsuhiko: Tomorrow’s the final episode!
Daita: I’m hooked on that drama too…
Daita: I’m excited to find out who did it! // My guess is that the murderer is…
Conan: I know who it is!
Conan: I read the book that it’s based on… / so I know who did it…
Ayumi: Don’t tell me who it is!! Don’t ruin it!!
Conan: Don’t worry, I won’t!
Daita: Can you tell me who it is? Tell me secretly…
Conan: Really? But you can find out tomorrow…
Daita: I won’t get to see it right away since I’m going drinking…
Conan: But aren’t you going to record it? / You should wait until then!
Daita: Thanks for everything! // See you later, shounen detective squad!
Daita: My name is Daita Kyouzou! // If you ever see me on the street, make sure to say hi!
Genta: What a strange old man…
Mitsuhiko: Yes… He has so many hopes for the future!
Announcer: A train is arriving in track 2! // Please stand behind the white line…
Daita: Yoshimi… // Wait for me…
Daita: I’ll… // save you…
Conan: It’ll hurt…
Conan: If you get hit by a train…
Conan: You’re planning to kill yourself, aren’t you? // So that you can help pay for your niece’s surgery bills…
Conan: Is your life insurance worth a lot?
Daita: How… // did you know!?
Conan: You kept saying how much you were looking forward to tomorrow… // but you don’t really care about tomorrow!
Daita: Don’t care?
Ayumi: You didn’t know that Hide and Higo-san won’t be in tomorrow’s game, even though you’re going all the way to Osaka for the game!
Mitsuhiko: And it’s weird for you to promise to meet your friend back in Tokyo only 3 hours after the game starts! / A game would last at least 2 hours and there’s no way you can come back to Tokyo from Osaka in an hour!
Genta: And you didn’t even count the lotto tickets that we picked up to make sure you got them all back…
Ai: It’s also strange that you wanted to know how the drama ends before you can watch it tomorrow…
Ai: It’s as if you’re sure that there is no tomorrow for you…
Mitsuhiko: That’s how we knew that you were going to kill yourself!!
Ayumi: We heard all of this from Conan-kun!
Conan: You drank a lot because you wanted it to look like a drunken accident that you fell into the tracks…
Conan: If your soccer ticket and lotto tickets came out of your bag and you had us as witnesses to prove that you were excited about tomorrow… // No one would suspect that you committed suicide in order to get your family your insurance money…
Ai: So it must have been insurance that is void in a suicidal death…
Daita: How did you know about my niece’s condition?
Conan: If you’re most valuable possession… / You would at least know which school she goes to!
Conan: But the fact that you didn’t know was because she wasn’t attending a school… So I figured she must be hospitalized somewhere…
Daita: She’s been hospitalized since 6 months ago…
Daita: She has a condition in her heart… // and we finally found a good doctor overseas and she was supposed to have surgery done soon…
Daita: But the costs… This is the only thing I could think of…
Ayumi: But she’d be sad if she got better and you weren’t here anymore…
Genta: You also bought a lot of lotto tickets! Maybe you’ll win!
Daita: There’s no way I’ll win! // One person can’t possibly win 100 million yen again!!
Ayumi: You’ve won before?
Daita: Yeah… I won at the end of last month and I praised the Gods…
Daita: But… I lost that winning ticket and I can’t find it anywhere!!
Conan: Did you figure out that you won when you read the newspaper while you were waiting at the Laundromat?
Daita: Yeah… But I couldn’t find it when I got home so I must have lost it on my way home…
Conan: What about your other tickets?
Daita: I threw them out to avoid confusion…
Conan: That means you put your ticket away somewhere safe… It’s too risky to put it in your pocket… / And you didn’t have your wallet on you…
Conan: Which means the one place it could be is…
Conan: Inside your glasses case!
Daita: Here it is!!!
Ai: How’d you know he brought his glasses case with him?
Conan: He squinted and put the schedule book further away from him when he was making changes so those glasses are reading glasses! / If he was checking his lotto numbers in the newspaper, he would have had his glasses on him!
Conan: He probably hadn’t opened his glasses cases after he thought he lost his ticket because he felt like he let his niece down! // And he didn’t need his glasses to look for his ticket.
Daita: I even considered robbing a bank but I’m glad I didn’t!!
Conan: Oh man…
Daita: You shouldn’t do bad things! / Yessiree!
Daita: Thanks again, shounen detective squad!
Genta: He’s so happy now…
Genta: We just saw some bank robbers just the other day!
Mistuhiko: Yeah! That was pretty scary…
Ayumi: I saw a familiar guy in that bank that I hadn’t seen for a while!
Ai: A familiar guy?
Ayumi: Yeah, he was with us when we ended up in that bus-jack!
Genta: The guy with the really scary eyes?
Mitsuhiko: I saw him too! / He has a burn on his right cheek…
Conan: There was someone like that on the bus?
Ayumi: Yeah! He didn’t have the burn at the time of the bus-jack…
Ayumi: He was wearing a black knit hat!
Conan: Wha… // WHAT!?
There will be no chapter next week.
To be continued in Issue 34