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You’re everything to me.
I’m everything to you.
Text 3: Akai Higasa
Text 4: Funeral 9 – The Undertaker Binds.
Text: A new truth is understood…
Faust: Hayato Sakura’s soul has been stolen by someone else. // The enemy of the catacomb and us undertakers… // An evil spirit…
Hayato: No…I was going to get my soul back if I met the king…why did an evil spirit…
Hayato: Why…? What for…?!
Riddle: I see…Hayato-kun’s soul is stronger than those of other humans… / If part of his soul is missing, he can’t become king and the catacomb will be destroyed. // Which means that they have the upper hand.
Hayato: Why are you impressed?! // Damn it…now’s not the time to be relaxing and drinking tea! // I’ll find that evil spirit and get my soul back for sure! / Let’s go, Riddle!
Brad: The enemy is sure to come looking for the rest of your soul…what good is carelessly going back to the real world? // If you’re serious, then you’re even more stupid than a monkey!
Hayato: What the hell do you think I should do then?!
Brad: Just stay here.
Hayato: Wah…! // Eh… // What do you mean…?
Faust: All the undertakers are already looking for your soul. // Please leave the rest to us undertakers. // All you have to do is wait for good news.
Brad: Do you have any problem with that?
Hayato: N-No…I’m really grateful for that…
Text 1: Never mind how dangerous it is, is it really okay for me not to do anything?
Text 2: Even though it’s my soul…
Faust: Riddle, you take part in the search too. // We won’t miss anything if there are a lot of people searching.
Riddle: Well, well…I don’t mind…
Riddle: But you can’t be suggesting // that I go alone?
Faust: What are you trying to say, Riddle?
Riddle: As you know, when an undertaker shares their soul, they are one existence formed of two people. / They can only use half of their true power if they’re just a fragment. // Making me go like this
Riddle: is the same as sending me to die.
Hayato: R-Riddle! / I’ll go too!
Faust: You can’t do that, Hayato Sakura!
Hayato: I’m sorry, King…but I want to go! // I don’t like to admit it, but I’m actually indebted to Riddle because he’s done a lot for me! And… // I can’t just watch while someone is working for my sake!! // I can’t stand doing something so pathetic!
Hayato: I want to go with Riddle too… / Please…!
Faust: I don’t have a choice. / Riddle’s got his reason too…fine.
Faust: Since you said that, you must have quite a lot of confidence in your skills. / Hayato Sakura
Hayato: Eh… // W-Well…about that…
Text 1: I haven’t done kendo or judo…
Text 2: The battles I’ve had with evil spirits so far…they were more like running away while waiting for the right opportunity…
Hayato: The king’s smile…her smile is scary!!
[big sfx] rumble
[small sfx] eeeek
Hayato: I can’t say it…I’m really not confident…but I can’t say that!
Faust: I understand, we’ll do it like this then.
Faust: I’ll teach you how to fight. // If you can successfully learn that, then you’ll go to the real world as an undertaker. // It’d be no good if you fell into the hands of an evil spirit. / Is that okay?
Riddle: Well, that’s much appreciated. / You must have her teach you, Hayato-kun.
Hayato: King… / Ah… // Thank you very much!
Hayato: ~~~~ / ~~~~
It hurts, it hurts!
Text 1: I thought the King was a scary person, but she’s a nice person after all. She’s taking care of all these things…
Hayato: I don’t know anything about fighting, but I’m good at sports!
Text 2: Okay! I’ll take whatever special training they throw at me!
Faust: Well, let’s start right away…Brad.
Brad: Roger! // Excuse me.
Hayato: Eh…wha…what are you doing?
Brad: Riddle…help me.
Riddle: I don’t have a choice then.
Riddle: Please stay still. / Hayato-kun
Hayato: W-What are you doing?! / K-King?!
Faust: Hehe…this is an interesting sight. / It won’t hurt if you stay still.
Faust: Twilight Key, resonate with my power. // Release this being, now…
Text: Huh…my chest feels warm…
Hayato: Eh… // W-What is this…? // A rose mark?!
Faust: I partially activated the Twilight Key inside you.
Hayato: Activated it?
Faust: I said I was going to teach you how to fight, didn’t I? // As I explained, the Twilight Key has the power to create and destroy worlds… // Shall we try it out? // First, touch that vase with your hand.
Hayato: L-Like this?
Faust: Yes, then visualise breaking it. / If you do that, the vase should break.
Text 1: This is a way of fighting…?
Text 2: As if this could be real…
Text: See, I knew it…
[sfx bubble] crack
[written sfx] crack
Hayato: Wha… // Eh… / Hey…
Hayato: No… / way… // Uh… // Uwaaah!
Faust: Hayato Sakura!
Riddle: …It’s okay. // There’s no need to worry. // He seems to be safe.
Hayato: How… / does it look like that?!
[sfx bubble] huff
Faust: That’s the destructive power of the Twilight Key. / It was your first time, so it seems you weren’t able to control it.
Hayato: D-Did I really do that? // I-I’m sorry, King. I don’t really get it, but I destroyed the room…
Faust: It’s okay. At times like this, use the power of regeneration. // Visualise what it was like before it was broken and get it back to normal.
Hayato: Okay… / Got it…
Riddle: Ah, it was a great success this time.
Hayato: Wow… / It went back to normal all of a sudden!
Hayato: This is the Twilight Key…
Riddle: Hayato-kun, that mark…doesn’t it look different from before?
Hayato: Eh? // It’s true… // I’m sure it was a big rose earlier…! Why…?
Faust: I have a warning for you. // You can only use the Twilight Key three times in one go. / When you’ve used it three times, all the petals disappear. // It’s a sign for you to rest.
Faust: If you use the Twilight Key anymore than that while your soul is missing, your body won’t last. // Please just remember that…alright?
Hayato: O-Okay… / Which means I can only use it once more today.
Faust: Yes // There are limits, but if you use it carefully, I’m sure it’ll be useful.
Hayato: That’s right…with such an amazing power, I might be able to take on evil spirits like Noir…!
Hayato: Wow…thank you so much, King!
Faust: Hehe…I’m so glad you’re happy!
Riddle: Hayato-kun, please let me relax a little now. / All you could do before was run around, you see.
Hayato: Wha… // How can you talk like that when you’ve been working me so hard?!
Riddle: But it’s the truth!
Hayato: Wha…why’d you get angry all of a sudden anyway?
In panel: Calm down!
Secretary: King…Brad-sama…this is bad! / It’s a state of emergency!
Faust: Ah…the secretaries! What’s the matter?
Brad: How insolent! You’re in front of the King! / Calm down and explain what happened.
Secretary 1: Well, something terrible is happening in the real world…!
Secretary 2: Ah, that’s not fair…I got here first!
Secretary 1: What’s that got to do with it? Our department is having a hard time! Give it to me!
Secretary 2: If you put it like that, then we…
[big sfx] gyaaa
[small sfx] grab
Secretary 1: No, our department has a wider range! Give it to me!
Brad: Keep quiet, you trash!
Brad: You didn’t hear what I said…?
Secretaries: We’ll explain carefully!
Secretary: A-Actually, the number of deceased suddenly increased…
Brad: There’s no shortage of deaths in the real world…it happens everyday…
Secretary: No, you see… // The deceased… / are all people who weren’t scheduled to die!
Faust: How awful…
Hayato: What does it mean?
Faust: The destiny of humans is decided in advance. / For example, it’s so absolute that it’s decided whether the death is accidental or not.
Brad: Unscheduled deaths one after another… / What on earth could be going wrong…?
Evil spirit: That’s simple.
Evil spirit: I was the one // who took all those souls.
[sfx bubble] crunch
Hayato: Why is there an evil spirit here…?!
Faust: How convenient that he appeared of his own will! // Catch him!
Riddle: Let’s go, Hayato-kun!
Hayato: Eh… // Ah
Evil spirit: Okay, Twilight Key. // You’re the only one I’ll tell. // The next playground will be here.
Text 1: W-What…I can see a scene in my mind…
Text 2: A cross…a school?
[sfx bubble] kaw
Text 1: Have you memorised that scene?
Text 2: Then hurry up and come to play!
Text 3: I have one of the things you’re looking for…
Hayato: What I’m looking for… // It can’t be…he has my soul?
Riddle: Hayato-kun…what did the evil spirit show you earlier?
Hayato: Umm…I think it was the real world. It was like a school…or a church… // It isn’t a place I know, but I feel as if I know where it is.
Riddle: I see…he’s gone to the effort of politely inviting us… // Without a doubt, // he’s challenging us to a battle. // There’s a high possibility of it being a trap…it’s very dangerous. / What will you do, Hayato-kun?
Hayato: That’s obvious!
Hayato: Perfect! // We’ll go there and give him the last rites, just like he wants! // To prevent anymore people dying… / To get my soul back… // And…
Hayato: Giving evil spirits a funeral is an undertaker’s job! // Right…?
Riddle: Yes / …Well, let’s go to the real world together.
Riddle: Exorcise that pitiful / lost child’s soul!
Text: Now we’re flying down to the human world…