Vertical text: How will Kagetane, who has a joyful look on his face, react upon hearing Rentaro's words!?
Text: Artist: Morino Hon // Author: Kanzaki shiden // Character design: Ukai Saki
Title: Chapter 14 "Raison d'être" // Black Bullet
Hiruko: Ha // Haha // I see, so that's it! // That's why I took a liking to you!
Hiruko: Those Varanium prostheses...! // I never expected we'd be the same!
Enju: Thou wouldn't use them anymore---- // Thou said thou didn't want to use them ever again---
Rentaro: Do you trust me?
Enju: Of... // of course I do...(3)
Enju: Of course I do! // Rentaro!
Rentaro: Let's do this, Kagetane.
Rentaro: Of the Mechanized Special Unit, // Satomi Rentaro. // I will now // exterminate you.(4)
Hiruko: Agreed. // Then, show me.
Hiruko: Show me----
Hiruko: all you've got!(5)
Hiruko: BE GONEEEEEE!!
Text: Cartridge release
Text: Tendo Combat Style - First style, No.3 // Rokuro Kabuto(6)
Hiruko: He breached... // Maximum Pain...?
Rentaro: That's not all!(7)
Hiruko: The field was unable to completely negate the damage...? // Someone // like me was...?
Kohina: Don't pick on(8)
Kohina: my papaaaaaa!
Enju: Same goes to thee.
Enju: That sword thou are pointing at mine partner, // thou wilt withdraw it at once!(9)
Enju: It's time to go, Rentaro.
Hiruko: Ha ha ha. // I'm having so much fun, Satomi-kun! // I'm hurt. // I'm alive.(10)
Hiruko: It's a wonderful life!
Rentaro: Let's do it.(12)
Rentaro: I say
Rentaro: your opponent // is me.(13)
Kuromi: ~~~~ a weakling, and yet----
Kuromi: Get out of my way!
Rentaro: Indeed, // but it's because I'm "weak" that I know.(14)
Rentaro: This kind of strategy.
Hiruko: No, Kohina!
Hiruko: That's a...(15)
Hiruko: Guu! // To use a flash bang here...
Hiruko: But, your partner with her superior hearing // will also be left unmobil----
Enju: It's over.
Rentaro: Kagetane, // this time I will
Rentaro: kill you!!
Hiruko: Guh. // Gah.
Enju: Ehehe... // Guess one of his shots hit me...
Enju: Ah, // but don't worry, this kind of wound will heal in an instant-----
Rentaro: ...tch, // it's was a "Varanium bullet"...!(23)
Rentaro: Because we'd have to dress your wound right away, huh? // Keep pressure on it.
Enju: Did we // win...?
Rentaro: I don't know, but at least that should've left them incapable to fight. // Once I'm done treating your wounds, we'll look for the "Legacy of the Seven Stars" and----(24-25)
Rentaro: No way...
Enju: Rentaro, // let's get away from here!(28)
Hiruko: Satomi-kun, // you----
Hiruko: What are you living for?
Hiruko: We are brothers, Satomi-kun. // Our fates decided by other people. // "Inhuman humans" they created to walk a path that's beyond their abilities.
Hiruko: It's the same for your partner. // Born into this world whether she liked it or not // just to be rejected by it.(29)
Hiruko: The nature of this world! The definitions of this world! // This planets demonstrates how they don't hold water. // We were created to oppose it all! // We were created to thrive on it! // Then!
Hiruko: What will happen is the Gastrea are eliminated? // When peace comes to this world, // what is left for us?
Hiruko: Should we-----
Hiruko: just disappear?(30)
Rentaro: Don't tell me, you...!
Hiruko: I will fulfill my duty without fail, Satomi-kun.
Hiruko: Right here and now I'll summon a stage V // and destroy the Tokyo area. // In this Japan, in this world! // I'll make the flames of the Gastrea War burn once more!
Hiruko: And then we can finally attain it all. // A world subjected to an everlasting war! // A world where wars give rise to more wars, and------
Hiruko: Our raison d'être!!(31)
Rentaro: Don't talk nonsense!! // Don't lump Enju together with the likes of us!
Rentaro: She is a human! // She is just a 10 year old kid!
Rentaro: Their future // has to be bright!!
Hiruko: Then, remember! // The reaction of the people when they found out your partner is a cursed child!
Hiruko: Did they welcome her!? // Did they embrace here!? // The future you seek will never come!(32)
Hiruko: This is your last chance, Satomi-kun! // Join me!
Hiruko: Let's destroy the world. // We, mechanized soldiers and // the cursed children, // will reign this planet as a new species of human.
Hiruko: That is the world I aspire! // That's my "New Human Creation Plan"!
Enju: Thou art wrong!!(33)
Enju: I am not like thee...
Enju: Rentaro is not like thee! // We are not the same as thee!!
Enju: No matter how much they hate me, // no matter how much they dislike me,
Enju: I still love them...
Card: Good luck at work.(34)
Enju: We are different from thee!!
Hiruko: ...I see.
Rentaro: Enju, are you allr----
Rentaro (Kayo): If you really care about her,
Rentaro (Kayo): why do you let her bear the brunt of it all? // Why didn't you leave her in the Tokyo area and told her to wait for you to return?
Rentaro (Enju): Ehehe, guess one of his shots hit me. // But don't worry, this kind of wound will heal in an instant
Rentaro (Enju): Will heal----- // in an instant------(37)
Rentaro: GAAH! // !!
Enju: Re.. // Rentaro, what art thou doing!? // Quick, get out of the way!
Enju: Rentaro. // Rentaro!
Rentaro: Experimental AGV drug?(39)
Rentaro: What's that?
Sumire: It's the name I originally gave to the possible antiviral of the Gastrea Virus, but ...
Sumire: it was a brilliant failure and this "experimental drug" received a different purpose.
Sumire: It's a drug that utilizes the "Gastrea genes" // to grant its user superhuman healing abilities.
Rentaro: Ho.. // Hold on. // Gastrea genes...
Sumire: ...it's as you imagine.
Sumire: Any human who takes this // will temporarily // be infected with the Gastrea Virus.(40)
Enju: Ren... // tarou...?
Rentaro: I'm fine... // I'm fine, Enju... // I will // definitely...
Rentaro: protect you.(41)
Sumire: there may come a time you will have to take it.
Sumire: But please remember // when you use that medicine----
Rentaro: GUH!! // GAH! // AAH!! // GAAA!!
Sumire: it could(42)
Sumire: mean the end of your life as a human being.
Text: For Enju's sake, Rentaro made up his mind, what is his fate!?