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!!! page 01
To the place you cannot go, even if you want to go

Chapitre 209
!!! page 02
FX: R-ring

Watanuki: Ah.

FX: R-r-ring


FX: Click

Watanuki: Hello?

Himawari: Hello, Watanuki-kun.
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Watanuki: Hello, Himawari-chan.

Can you talk now?

Himawari: Yes, it's fine.

Yesterday, when he returned from his business trip, we could finally drink all of it.
The chrysanthemum wine.

Watanuki: Your husband finally returned, huh.

Himawari: Yes.

On the day that I received it, September 9th, though he only drank a little, he got drunk and went to sleep immediately.
The next day, since he had a long-term business trip, we couldn't drink it, and he felt that it was a great shame.

Watanuki: Oh, he's got quite a tolerance.
Couldn't he hardly drink at all at first?
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Himawari: But he says that he likes the sake you make, Watanuki-kun.
He says it's delicious.

Watanuki: I'm glad.
As long as your husband isn't a bother.

Himawari: The bother is with other foods.
He praises what I make to some extent, but his chopsticks are always heading for what you make, Watanuki-kun.

Watanuki: Huh?
That's your imagination.

Himawari: No, it's not.

Watanuki: But
Surely the most delicious is what you make, Himawari-chan.

Since it's handmade by his beloved wife.

Himawari: I hope so.

Watanuki: There's no mistake.

Himawari: Hee hee.
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Himawari: But the chrysanthemum wine this time was delicious, too.

Thank you very much…as always.

Watanuki: I'm glad it got to you on September 9th.

Himawari: The Chrysanthemum Festival, right?
Doumeki-kun explained it when he brought it over.

Oh, right.
Speaking of Doumeki-kun, about Kohane-chan.

I took that chrysanthemum wine over to her house with Doumeki-kun.
!!! page 06
Himawari: She was a pretty girl before, but recently, she's gotten more and more beautiful.

Watanuki: Yes,
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!!! page 08
Kohane: Kimihiro-kun, for tea, I can…

FX: Turning

Kohane: …What?
Is there something?

Watanuki: No.

I was just thinking that you really are beautiful,
!!! page 09
Watanuki: Yes,
That really is the best one.

FX: Slowly

Kohane: Really?

Watanuki: That sort of grown-up look has come to suit you too, Kohane-chan.
What about the fitting?

FX: Clothing rustling

FX: Clothing rustling

Kohane: Obaa-chan said she'd do it.

Though it'd be good if I could learn to put it on myself.

Watanuki: If you like, I can teach you.

Is that okay?

Kohane: Of course.
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Watanuki: Um, the obi is this one.
This is the han'eri. [TN = under-collar]

The obiage, and the obidome. [TN: = obi sash and sash clip.]

The tabi have measurements…

Kohane: I have ones that were made.

Watanuki: Right.
Then this is everything.

Kohane: Is it all right to borrow them?

Watanuki: Of course.

Kohane: But

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Watanuki: These are things that came to the shop after I took it over.


It feels like something Yuuko-san would wear,
That pattern.

FX: Grip
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FX: Clasp

Watanuki: Now then, the day after tomorrow, tea ceremony.

Kohane: Yes,

Watanuki: Then I'll sew on the han'eri.

And, that Doumeki is coming over tonight,
So tomorrow I'll make him deliver it to obaa-chan's house.

Kohane: But, it's heavy…
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Watanuki: That's just why,
you see.

Since it's futile to go out, I have help, and times like this are just the times to use it.

Kohane: Yes.

Shizuka-kun is big.

Watanuki: Pointlessly.

I knew it was futile.
!!! page 14
Doumeki: Huh?

FX: Bouncing

Mokona: Welcome hooome, Doumeki!

DoumekI: I'm home.

FX: Grip

FX: Yaaay

FX: Rubbing

Mokona: Sake!

Watanuki: You don't need dinner, right?

Doumeki: Yeah.
I ate before I came.

Watanuki: Snacks! Not the special kind.

FX: Bounce

Maru, Moro, come help!


Doumeki: Did something happen?
!!! page 15
Mokona: A conversation about big being better than little.

FX: Landing

Doumeki: In gifts?

If it got any bigger than this…are you saying to bring home a barrel?

FX: Tottering

Mokona: No, but let's try that!

Next is a cask of sake!
A ceremonial breaking!!

FX: Boounce!
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Watanuki: So,
what did you want to show me?

FX: Rummaging

Doumeki: Yeah.

Seems my professor is looking after this for a professor from another university.

FX: Slowly…

Doumeki: They examined it there, but…

It seems they couldn't figure out what it is.

Watanuki: May I look at it?

Doumeki: It seems he wants you to look at it.
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Doumeki: The talisman you checked out before was just as you said.

And the magic square and the technique formula.
So that's why he said you this time as well.

Watanuki: How do you explain about me to your professor?

Doumeki: I have a friend who's knowledgable in these matters.
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Watanuki: Well, you're not lying.

FX: Thunk

Doumeki: My professor is fundamentally a realist, but he's a person who understands that there are some things that overcome human knowledge.

It seems like he hasn't really been able to meet that, whatever it is.

Watanuki: I've only seen photos and videos of his materials,
But somehow I feel your professor is a good person.

He gave the price conscientiously, too.

Doumeki: He said to use it fully this time, too.
!!! page 19
Watanuki: The wish is?

Doumeki: That he wants to know what that is.

!!! page 20
FX: Rustling…

FX: Flapping
!!! page 21
Girl: Who are you?
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Watanuki:… I'm called Watanuki.

Girl: If the name you're called, that's being inquired about, is false--

Watanuki: That's not the case.

But it's probably not my real name.

Girl: Besides, you're a practitioner.

Watanuki: I have that pretension,
But otherwise--

Girl: What do you do?

Watanuki: I operate a store.
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Girl: So I've been handed over to someone else's hands.

To a person who doesn't understand my role.

Watanuki: Your

Girl: As I thought, you're the same.

…Will I rot like this,
Without being in the place I must be?
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Watanuki: …There's a person who wants to know what you are.

Girl: What did you say?

Watanuki: The person who is keeping you now
Came to me requesting to know what kind of existence you are.

We've never met directly, but I think he's a good-hearted person.

If there are circumstances that you want to exist, he won't oppose them.
!!! page 26
Girl: Who is that?

Watanuki: A university professor
Of folklore studies. [TN: Also commonly known as ethnology.]

Girl: Folklore studies?

Watanuki: Customs and stories and things that have come down to people from ancient times.
Besides that, making material things that do or don't have form.

You could say it's a field that asks what the past was like, and how it's different from now.

Girl: …Hmph.

…It seems like this time wasn't a false name.
!!! page 27
Watanuki: Please look on the name with magnanimity.

Girl: If you have power, isn't there a method?

Watanuki: Thank you very much.

Girl: Even so,

You said he made a request.

False-name Watanuki.

Watanuki: That's right.

Girl: In that case,
!!! page 28
Girl: I'll show you

What I am.

I wish I could be surprised that Clamp have summarily married Himawari off. Do I need to be afraid for Kohane's life now that she's an adult? 

Originally posted at Dreamwidth Studios; you can comment there using OpenID or a DW account.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-22 23:51 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the translation ^^

I wish we will get to see Himawari's husband, but something tells me Clamp won't show him, ever ^^; He will very likely stay forever 'himawari's husband' with no name or face associated to him.
As for Kohane, I really don't know if there was any deep meaning to the conversation about her being beautiful, I only thought on my side that someone else close to him was getting older and 'leaving him behind', time wise...
The new character introduced this time seems interesting, I actually look forward to know its identity :)

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 00:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks for the translation! :)
It seems that people around or associates with Watanuki are moving forward; (ie Himawari is married.) Wish we could see the husband but alas this will be a long mystery to us or worst this might be a mystery forever ^^;;

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 00:54 (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Awww... Watanuki sounds like such a mom, with the way he's going to sew stuff for Kohane's kimono and stuff.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 01:10 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I also wish they hadn't randomly married Himawari off.
Oh, I understand Himawari deciding to get married with someone else since Watanuki is stuck into the shop waiting for a chance to see another woman but I'd like to know how Himawari's husband managed to get immune to Himawari's 'gift' to bring misfortune.
But well, I was hoping in something better for Watanuki then being stuck waiting for Yuko and left behind by the people he loved.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 01:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Maybe her misfortune is why Watanuki is sending him the chrysanthemum wine, actually. I translated "we" in the sentences about finishing it, but it could just as easily have been the husband alone.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 15:05 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It might be, though I still am surprised her misfortune hadn't hit him already, considering he should be very close to her...
Yuko said her misfortune was a thing that could't be removed so, unless this guy is as special as Doumeki, getting so close to her should have been very dangerous.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 01:46 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Doesn't surprise me. Thinking in terms of a regular storyline it should be. Thinking in terms of CLAMP? They couldn't send the bus away fast enough.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 04:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm starting to think all this stuff happening off-screen might be a stylistic choice. Like, we're experiencing them through hearsay, the way Watanuki is. Except for a page or two of Doumeki walking down a street, I think the story's been told entirely from Watanuki's POV. So if he missed out on something, we don't get to seeit.

...or something.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-23 06:01 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*nods* That makes a lot of sense.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-10-24 03:12 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

i'm really curious about who is Himawari husband and how he is protected from her?

i really want to know what will happens next specially with Doumeki, i'm worry other girl try to snatch him from his beloved Watanuki!


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