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Horizontal text: Experiencing what it means to be a birdman, there's a change in Karasuma's thoughts...!?
Eishi: It must be due to the circumstances, // that my memories are extremely hazy.
Eishi: But when Takayama took my hand and led me into the fire----
Eishi: For a moment
Eishi: I felt like I was able to see the world through his eyes.
Eishi: Who am I really?
Title: Birdmen // flight007 RUN
Author: Tanabe Yellow
Eishi: What are the conditions to be called a hero?
Rei: Changed your mind after saving those people?
Eishi: Of course not.
Eishi: I asked Kamoda, but...
Kamoda: Strong, honest, sturdy, nice // Oh Yeah! // And also cool and popular with girls.
Eishi: his view isn't really helping.
Rei: Well, he isn't really wrong, is he?
Eishi: But only a small minority of heroes is popular with girls, right!? (The idiot. //Only mobs say Oh Yeah, right?)
Rei: Yes, I guess. // Heroes are lonely... // aren't they?
Eishi: Yes. // Because they are misunderstood by the people around them.
Eishi: I walked into the flames of the shipboard fire, // but I didn't feel any heat.
Eishi: Don't you think // it's like paralysis?
Eishi: Super humans.. suffer from a paralysis. They don't feel the pain that normal humans do. // That's why... they deviate from the people around them.
Eishi: I think that's why // I feel uncomfortable around Takayama. //I don't want to deviate from normal people. // What do you think?
Rei: Maybe... // But still...
Rei: That "voice" calling for help // was saturated with pain. // Doesn't that mean we still understand the pain of the people calling out to us?
Eishi: I see...!
Rei: It's not impossible that // Takayama has been feeling the pain of everyone else around him all this time.
Eishi: I see... // Then, assuming that, // as a result--------
Eishi: I absolutely don't want have such a life!
Eishi: If I survive the next Black Out, // I'll do everything I can to find a way to get back to normal! // Sagisawa, want to help? (This is my agenda!)
Rei: Somehow... you're strong, like Takayama-kun, but in a different sense of the word...
Eishi: What's that supposed to mean!
Rei: Well, you're strong-minded... // I wonder if that's why you and Kamoda-kun get along so well.
Rei: Well, // you two are an odd combination. I kind of wondered why you get along so well.
Rei: Moreover, Kamoda-kun kind of adores you.
Eishi: Stop it, that's sounds weird.
Eishi: He's pretty simple-minded, so I guess it's actually pretty convenient? // He is easy to convince.
Rei: Doesn't that just mean he trusts you?
Eishi: Eh, // Well, // no, it's not. // He's just, you know... // Yes, // because of that, he has this weird admiration for the imaginative.
Eishi: ......... // When I was in 3rd grade I moved to this place...
Eishi: Because I was small and unsociable, I stood out. // I'd often experience troublesome things like being chased and having my satchel being hurled away.
Eishi: The pettiest fool of the group // that pestered me was Kamoda.
Eishi: Back then we were about the same height. (And he also had a crew cut.)
Eishi: Because they were really obstinate, I snapped.
Eishi: First I put bugs in the shoes in their shoe cupboard.
A: (Eww! I squashed a snail! Yuck!)
B: (There are wood louse in mine!)
Eishi: After I slightly annoyed them,
A: (You bastard!)
Kamoda: (I don't want to wear these shoes!)
B: (Shut up and come!)
Eishi: I let them chase me on purpose, while keeping a suitable distance.
Eishi: When they came to close,
Eishi: I used weapons,
Eishi: I used tricks,
A: (A pepper bomb!)
Eishi: I used weapons again,
A: (Yipes! My satchel is stuck!)
Eishi: and I made them run through rough roads.
Eishi: Then I made it look like I was driven into a corner // and lured them in.
Eishi: The construction work on the slope was stalled due to some dispute about the rights. // I knew they would sometimes sneak in there to play, pretending it was their secret base.
A: That transfer student is really an idiot! To seek refuge in this place!
Eishi: When idiots think they have the advantage of terrain or something, they just stop thinking, right? // So, the abandoned construction shack and materials made for a pretty good stage.
Eishi: Stop it already.
B: There's a cliff on that side...!?
Kids: This is bad! // What do we do!? // How should I know! // Let's get away from here!! // What!?
Kids: (Yipes! // Wait for me! // Eek!)
SFX: Falling plump
Eishi: (Just going to run off? These guys are horrible. // If they rush it too much, they'll fall down the slope.)
Kamoda: (Wait! Wait!)
A: (What!? // It's stuck!)
Kida: (Why, why!? // It won't open!!)
Eishi: (It's common knowledge that when a human ends up in an unfamiliar situation he/she will be overcome with fear and start to panic.)
Kamoda: What do we do!? What do we do!?
A: I don't know!!
B: You have a mobile phone, right!?
C: (Aaaargh!) I lost it somewhere!!
A: Do.. // don't cry!!
Kamoda: This isn't fun anymore!! // I wanna go home!
A: What's that...
Paper: How to get to a new exit // shack // go down // here // You are here
Bubble: Stop pestering me. If you do it again, I'll fill all your shoes to the brim with wood louses.
Eishi: Well, I was just a kid then. // Even my mind was full of childish mischief. (But it's also when I started skipping cram school.)
Rei: Bugs... you dare to touch them...?
Eishi: Only if I have to. // Then, the next day----
Kamoda: You are amazing! // Let's be friends!
Eishi: He had this huge smile on his face, // it was just... // I really admired that carefree side.
Rei: Ehe, // he he he...
Rei: Kamoda-kun and Kurasuma-kun. // Even before the accident, you often went to Futou park, right?
Rei: I, // all that time I wanted to be friends with you two.
Rei: The two of you seemed to get along so well. // Cutting class like the two of you, gave me some sense of intimacy...
Rei: That's why I'm glad we're friends now.
Eishi: No, no, no... // Hold on now. Wait a moment.
Eishi: Should I be happy some guy told me he wanted to be // friends with me?
Eishi: I should be! // It's quite an achievement in the pages of my history!!
Eishi: Well, and he isn't just some guy. // Speaking of the inter-school pyramid, he's at the top. He's the most popular guy!
Eishi: After all, even though I survived a terrible accident, // no one in my class even said a word to me.
Text: Inflicted 10.000 damage to himself
Girl: Hey, you there.
Eishi: !? // Yes!?
Girl: Hey, just now... // we saw you talking to Sagisawa-kun...
Girl: Are you possible his friend...?
Eishi: Huh? // Yes, // no, // well...
Girl: WHAT!? // No way! // Seriously!!?
Girl: Impossible, how can that be!? // Why, why!? // What!?
Girl: Huh, what about Sagisawa-kun!?
Eishi: Eh, what going on!? What's going on!? // Why is this enormous crowd of girls swarming around me!?
Eishi: Yikes... // Everyone is looking at me...
Eishi: Damn, the popular guys are scowling at me-----
Girl: Hey, tell us. Come on.
Girl: Do you // know his cell phone number?
Eishi: ...... // not telling you.
Girl: He knows!! // Even though I heard he never told his number to anyone of school!!
Eishi: Jeez! (For a moment I thought I'd die.) // Really, // to think the day would come that I'd be surrounded by girls...
Eishi: Yeah, of course I am aware of it... // It's all because of Sagisawa's magic... // I know that much... // (After all, they still don't know my name.)
Eishi: But // it's not bad.
Arm: (This isn't drool.)
Eishi: That's right... Until now I just never got the chance... // Right now... I'm sure that something is changing...
Eishi: So this is how heroes are born... // I guess. (laughing).
Mother: How is it? // Do you like it?
Mother: Really, you're so surly. // Since I got home early, // I even decided to make your favorite hamburger!
Mother: I actually wanted to put cheese on top of it, // but there was none in the refrigerator left.
Mother: We probably used it all to make toast? // Anyway, I put a fried egg on top of it instead. // Isn't it splendid? // You really eat a lot lately.
Mother: At this rate, you may even grow a bit taller. // Please eat as much as you like.
Mother: Eishi, // lately you've been leaving the house at night, right?
Mother: I know you do. // I don't know what you do, but you get a lot of clothes dirty. // Please stop it at once.
Mother: I often get home late from work, // but you are a student. // You'll soon have to take entrance exams, right?
Mother: And I also want you to stop seeing Kamoda-kun.
Eishi: What? // Kamoda isn't a bad...
Mother: I don't think Kamoda-kun is a bad child.
Mother: He's a temple kid, // a bit rough, but his intentions are pure.
Mother: But you and he are totally different. // The two of you just don't fit together.
Mother: It's not only about high school, // I still think it would've been better if you had taken that middle school entrance exam. // Then you would've been able to make more stimulating friends. // And I also think you would be skipping less classes, if the school would actually suit your needs.
Mother: Ranking first at a public middle school will get you nowhere. // Public schools are a hodgepodge, even an average child can graduate from one.// I know you absolutely don't want to do, but don't you think it's better if you went to cram school again? // Let's think about it after we get the result of your next mock exam.
Eishi: Hold your tongue.
Mother: It's a bit far from home, but it's said to be a great cram school. // If you'd like I could cut down my work hours and bring you there by car for this rest of this year. // In exchange I'd expect you to enter a good high school. // You should definitely talk with smarter kids.
Eishi: Don't just say whatever you think fit.
Mother: I'll find some way to pay your high school fees. // Know that I'm doing everything I can for you, // so it'd be nice if you'd give some serious thought to your future as well.
Mother: It worries me... // I have to raise you properly...
Eishi: See, I knew it.
Mother: or people will think I'm a bad parent.
Eishi: It's as I thought.
Eishi: .........it's not my fault.
Eishi: It's not my fault that dad left us.
Eishi: I'm the worst!
Eishi: What hero would intentionally hurt his mother? // I'm an idiot...
Eishi: Even though I know // how hurtful it is...
Eishi: I haven't changed at all...
Mother: It worries me, I have to raise you properly...
Eishi: That's right, first your son snapped and selfishly dropped out of the middle school entrance exam, // then he couldn't find his feet in the public school he entered and slips out of class, // only to get into an accident and turn into a birdman.
Eishi: It's cruel... // It's too cruel... // I really can't face her. // I don't want these wings, I'd rather be a shellfish.
Eishi: If I could just file myself away in the depths of the dark ocean, // at least I won't be able to hurt anyone.
Eishi (Takayama): Do you still think you can't fly?
Eishi: Stop it.
Eishi: I'm not a kindhearted person...
Eishi: I don't know what I'll do if I'm set free.
Eishi: Don't ask me to live in your world.
Eishi: If I'm going to do this anyway, // I'm going to break through the clouds.
Eishi: It's not like the depths of the ocean, but... // I'll be completely alone there-----
Text: The sudden appearance of a "Black Out"...!! At that moment, Karasuma...!? // To be continued in issue 9