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And after this, come hell or high water, I am going to finish translating that damn CCS drama CD.

!!! page 01
Sakura: Now, at breakfast time,
You'll trim the herbs for tea before you go?

Jr.: Yes.

Thanks for the training!

FX: Head turning

Shaoran: Yup.

Jr.: And tomorrow morning too!

FX: Running footsteps
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!!! page 02
Shaoran: ...I wonder whether
I'll train that kid tomorrow.

Sakura: ...I had a dream.
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!!! page 03

The memory that's a resurrected dream
The fate of their most beloved
Person is...


Chapitre 224: The Closed Circle
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!!! page 04-05
Shaoran: ...Was it
About what will happen after this?

Sakura: ...Yes.

To change that future...

That the Shaoran who originally should have been your your original
Was born as your son--

It shouldn't be possible.
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!!! page 06-07
Sakura: Even if I think about about the time we passed,
That child grew up like this and crossed dimensions,
Went to Clow country,
Met his Princess Sakura, was imprisoned,
Even if you and I were created,

This world is...

Shaoran: The same things will repeat,
Like a closed circle.
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!!! page 08-09
Sakura: Within it, that dream is
Unique.

The time within the time we passed that "didn't exist."

Shaoran: Will that become the exit from the circle?
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!!! page 10
Sakura: In the dream, it appeared that way.

And the two parted and will not meet again.

No matter how long they wait,
No matter to what world they go.

Shaoran: That...

After this, to make a journey that hard,
That he would be parted from that princess he went out to meet--

Sakura: I don't want to allow that feeling.
Not for that child, nor for the other me.

Shaoran: ...You're certain that, in the dream,
You saw "Shaoran" and "Sakura"?

Sakura: ...Yes.
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!!! page 11
Shaoran: Even if the two in that moment were us,

We have to change the future.
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!!! page 12-13
Both: Because we too
Are
"Shaoran" and "Sakura."
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!!! page 14
Sakura: I had

FX: Magic

...one more dream.

Shaoran: That's...

Sakura: I met myself from another world.
No,
I met us.
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!!! page 15
Kinomoto: Here.

This is your important thing, right?

I can be with everyone even without the staff, [TN: "Everyone" written "the cards."]
Since I believe in everyone.

So, you, too--

Believe.

No matter what sort of beginning it was,
Because you are you.
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!!! page 16
Kinomoto: Because your happiness is your beloved person's happiness,
Believe, hrough good times and bad times,

In yourself,

In your beloved person,

That "It'll

"Absolutely be
All right."

Since Sakura said she met "us," I'm willing to bet she dreams about Kinomoto Sakura's Li Shaoran in the next chapter. Are we about to find out what he went back to Hong Kong for? I wouldn't bet against it...

P.S. Damn straight they better change the future, if after all this freaking angst the two of them don't meet!

(no subject)

Date: 2009-07-06 23:54 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ariadnechan.livejournal.com
thanks for the translation but ohkawa have less sence every chapter she changed was she write in chapter 217

i hope soon will be a proper explanation or development
and how many decendant have Clow Reed betwen the dimenssions???

i will continue tranlating because i do since 3 years now but this is killing me!!!

(no subject)

Date: 2009-07-07 01:32 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outou.livejournal.com
So Junior and R|Sakura really were destined to enter the tube instead of the clones. (I would actually consider this another point in favor of Sakura being cloned after the time rewind, since Clow did make a point of telling his daughter that she could change the future.)

The thing is, how would they have entered it in the first place? Did Yuuko put them there, or did Fei Wang? And for what purpose?

Also, is it wrong for me to think that Xiaolang's mysterious two years in Hong Kong were spent preparing to live in Japan with his childhood sweetheart for the rest of his life? I doubt his family would have been too pleased, and there's the difficulty of immigrating to consider (though I know little about Japan's immigration policies, so I could be wrong there).

(no subject)

Date: 2009-07-07 02:07 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
Oh, yeah, Japan's immigration policies are ridiculously exclusive. It's virtually impossible to become a special permanent resident, let alone a citizen, if one is not ethnically Japanese--and additionally, Shaoran and Sakura would have real trouble since a husband is customarily head of household, but heads of household are not customarily foreigners (I think it's now legal for wives to be head of household, but if so it's a very recent development, and I think it's still illegal for foreigners).

But in one of the Clamp in Paris reports I saw that Ohkawa said the question of what Shaoran was doing in Hong Kong was going to be answered "very soon," which is why I'm bringing it up now.

This whole tube business, I can't even keep it straight anymore. It's hard to remember that these chapters are taking place in the past, too. So I guess the fact that it is/was/will be the clones in the tube is proof that they managed to change the future, at least a bit?

(no subject)

Date: 2009-07-07 11:02 (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
To be exact, Ohkawa said that "the matter of what Li Shaolan did in Hong Kong might soon be revealed in another manga", and I think those of us who know the last japanese chapters have deduced this comment concerns TRC.
...
I hope the official Japan Expo will post a video of the conference, because it was a really nice one, trust me. You gotta see them doing a picture of Yuuko and Watanuki, live on stage, it was incredible

(no subject)

Date: 2009-07-08 01:57 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outou.livejournal.com
...I bet CLAMP is going to trick us and show what Xiaolang did in Hong Kong in Kobato. XD

I saw the drawing, but not a video of them drawing it--did they actually do a base sketch first, or was it all freehand?

(no subject)

Date: 2009-07-08 01:56 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outou.livejournal.com
Considering that Xiaolang only spent about two years in Japan, made no outstanding contribution to its society, and couldn't marry Sakura, it's a wonder that he was able to secure permanent residence.

If Xiaolang's time in Hong Kong was spent assisting or preparing to assist his alternate self, then how would he have done so? I can't imagine what he could give--his magical powers weren't anywhere near what Syaoran and Sakura demonstrated while piecing together the worlds--but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

What's hard for me to keep in mind is that these chapters are not only taking place in the past, but in the future, as well. I think that Fei Wang actually foresaw the time loop and used it to his advantage, without realizing that the clones would try to break it.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-07-08 02:00 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
Most of the long-term foreign residents I know are there on employment visas, which their employers keep renewing. The self-employed have to scrounge up different visas every time--one international marketing consultant I know is on a "cultural affairs" visa atm thanks to a client of his and some volunteering he does for a different organization. It's nuts.

It wouldn't surprise me if FWR foresaw the time loop--he certainly seems to be able to think in three (or four) dimensions without much trouble, though I too keep forgetting that these chapters have both already happened and haven't happened yet relative to the interrupted showdown with FWR.

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