(T) - thought bubbles
New paragraph = new frame
Also, I shorten long names when indicating who’s speaking (i.e. Oo = Ookami)
Cover. Insignificant text.
I’ve never thought of you as a student even once.
Oo: Let’s go.
Oo: Don’t space out. // Hey!
Mii: W- // wait.
My thoughts are a mess...
Ben: Are you just going to walk down the path to your ruin of your own accord, then?
Ben: If you walk away right now, you’re not going to be a teacher for much longer, you know?
Ben: I’m not making empty threats, okay?
Ben: You get it right? // What this means?
My feet are stuck to the floor.
I can’t move.
Oo: Move your legs. // Just take one step.
Oo: That’s it.
Oo: Well done.
I was sure we’d never speak again.
Oo: Honestly, are you actually an idiot or what? // Listen up, you don’t make DEALS with terrorists.
Oo: They’ll just keep adding to their demands.
Mii: B-but, // what are we going to do? She said they weren’t empty threats!
Oo: As if I’ll just go be ruined!
Oo: Stop worrying over nothing.
Oo: More importantly, // never try to handle everything on you own like that again. Okay?
Mii: ...But, // I’m accused of getting special treatment, you know?
Oo: And what’s wrong with that?
Oo: Do you dislike being special?
Mii: Wh- // what?
What does he mean by that?
Oo: So I guess that girl’s why you’ve been avoiding us, huh.
Oo: And you telling us not to come to the restaurant anymore... // That also because of her?
Oo: … // Pisses me off.
Oo: Do you realize how worried I’ve been?! // You idiot!
Mii: Huh?! // S-sorr--
Oo: Going around putting on acts and hiding shit like this!
Mii: I’m sorry...
Mii: I was scared... // When I thought something bad might happen to you two, I...
Oo: Yeah, okay, fine.
I can’t ask him why.
He understood me.
That’s more than enough.
I wonder why...
...I feel so happy I could die?
Shi: Huh? // For real?
Shi: Lunch is over! // Where has Mii and the lunch box got to?
Yay: I wonder if something happened...
Shi: Hey, your stomach’s making some incredible sounds.
Yay: Hm? // I’m fine.
Shi: Seriously, where is Mii...
Ben: I’d like to talk with Kyoutou-sensei, please.
Shi: ...That girl.
Ben: It’s about Ookami-sensei.
Yay: What’s going on?
Shi: ...This is bad. // She looks up to no good.
Teacher: Hm? // Ookami-sensei?
Other teacher: Sengoku-sensei, here’s a souvenir from my onsen trip.
Tora: Uh. // Oh, thanks.
Tora: ...That girl.
Ben: ...are you aware?
Ben: Ookami-sensei... // ...is dating one of the girls in his class.
Ben: Her name is Torisawa Mii.
Ben: I have proof. // This is a picture of them embracing in a park in Shibuya.
Ben: I don’t know if they live in the neighbourhood or what, but they always meet up there in secret.
Tora: Hang on a sec, // what on earth are you saying?
Tora: There’s no way the two of them are dating.
Ben: I guess you never knew, Tora-sensei. // Poor thing.
Ben: Why don’t you ask him yourself? // I just heard him shamelessly confess only a little moment ago.
Ben: He said he’d never thought of her as a student even once.
Mii: I’m sorry, you two.
Mii: Something came up, // so I didn’t get to you during lunch.
Shi: I knew it. // Beniko, right?
Mii: Why... // ...do you...
?: Hey, everyone!
?: You’ll never believe this!
?: I j-just... // ...got back from turning in the class journal, and the teachers are freaking out,
?: because apparently Ookami-sensei is dating Torisawa-san!
?: Are you serious?! // No freaking way!
?: Isn’t that a crime?
?: Way to go, Torisawa!
Mii: It’s not true. // We’re not dating.
?: Hey, // how’d you manage it? Teach me.
Shi: Oy, // she said it isn’t true.
?: Shishio, don’t let her fool you.
Oo: Be quiet.
Oo: Class is starting. // Return to your seats.
?: Laying hands on a student, though... // That’s so low.
?: Won’t you get arrested or something?
?: I can’t believe you’re just walking in here acting like nothing.
?: Sensei... // Do you really think of her differently than the rest of us?
Oo: I don’t.
Oo: ...is // what I should be saying, but...
Oo: ...I guess I do.
Oo: Sorry. // Seems I can’t lie about that.
Oo: And one last truth for future reference: // Torisawa has no blame in this.
Oo: She disliked getting special treatment so much, // she even closed the family restaurant.
Oo: She never did anything to make herself a target. [I think he means of his special treatment?]
Teacher: Ookami-sensei. // If you would please come with me to the principal’s office.
Oo: Well. // It didn’t last very long, but I suppose being a teacher wasn’t all bad.
Ookami is leaving.
Mii: This isn’t right. // Wait.
Oo: It’s fine.
Oo: I was supposed to quit after one year anyway.
?: ...Seriously? // Ookami is quitting?
?: I guess so...?
?: But hey, // just now...
?: ...that was totally a confession, wasn’t it.
?: He’s quitting in order to protect Torisawa-san, isn’t he?
Ben: Thank god, right? // Ookami-sensei’s quitting, isn’t he?
Ben: It’s totally gross that he’s been seeing a student, right?
?: I guess it would’ve become a problem someday.
...kept quiet until now.
Ben: You really never do know what that type of guy does in the shadows.
Ben: He acts like a good guy, and then--
I won’t run away anymore.
Mii: How long are you going to stay in that world of lies?
Ben: What are you saying, Mii? // Just because you two got found out...
Mii: I don’t care what you say about me.
Mii: But I won’t let you insult Ookami.
Goodbye, weak self.
Ben: Did you guys hear that?
Ben: She basically just admitted the whole thing.
Mii: You can stay there for as long as you like for all I care. // By yourself.
Mii: Buried in lies, // and forever alone.
Mii: It’s none of my business anymore.
Ben: She’s being really mean to me. Aha... // I guess she’s taking out her frustration on me.
Ben: What do you mean by lies? // Mii...
Ben: Hey, are you listening?
Ben: Hey. // Mii.
?: W- // wow. Torisawa-san...
?: She was like a totally different person.
Ben: Geez. // Acting all tough.
Ben: It’s because it’s all true that she couldn’t say anything, you know.
?: ...I... // …don’t think Ookami is that kind of person.
?: Same here.
?: Ahhh. // Lucky Torisawa-san.
?: He said all loud and clear that she’s special to him.
?: Yeah yeah!
?: ...When I think about it, // I’m kinda jealous.
“I was supposed to quit after one year anyway.”
What did he mean by that...?
He always planned on teaching only a year...?
Mii: Where’s Ookami?
Tora: Principal’s office.
Mii: It’s all my fault. // It’s all because I...
Tora: Calm down, it’s not your fault at all.
Tora: This is that Kotani girl’s doing, isn’t it.
Tora: I’m sorry, I never noticed.
Mii: N- // no, that’s okay.
Mii: Tora, // Ookami said he’d always planned on quitting after a year.
Mii: Did you know that?
Tora: Hang on, // did he really say that?
Mii: He... // He did.
Tora: So that promise still counts.
Mii: What do you...?
Tora: You know Ookami comes from a wealthy family, right?
Tora: His father made him a deal over a certain matter.
Tora: He’d be allowed to do whatever he wanted for one year,
Tora: but once the year was over, // he’d have to succeed his father’s position in the family business.
Tora: He hasn’t mentioned it in a long time, // so I figured he’d got out of it.
Tora: When he told me, he laughed and called it idiotic, so...
Mii: What was that... // …”certain matter”?
I have a bad feeling.
Tora: I tried asking him, // but he wouldn’t answer.
Tora: But I’m pretty sure I know, anyway.
(Flashback to Mii’s grandmother talking about a company buying up property and turning the street into some sort of food place, I’m too lazy to word it right.)
Was that it?
(Principal talking about Ookami’s punishment, telling him he should assume he’ll end up losing his job. Again, too lazy to formulate well.)
End of ch18