kyaaa: White Rabbit, Are You Alice? (follow the white rabbit)
some loser ([personal profile] kyaaa) wrote2012-03-04 09:11 pm

Are You Alice? Chapter.19 translation

001
Will you show me your story...?
Chapter.19 be barely alive

002
[A two-person one-cat tea party--.]
SENSEI: --Little brother?
ALICE: That's right
ALICE: A little brother.

003
SENSEI: ...You had a little brother?
ALICE: Mm-mm.
(SFX: pour)
SENSEI: ...
SENSEI: Talk in a way that's a little easier to understand.
ALICE: Ah, sorry.
ALICE: Ummm...
ALICE: When Mama died...
ALICE: She had a baby in her belly.
ALICE: Mama said when the baby was born we would think of a name together...
ALICE: But... in the end, that baby
ALICE: couldn't be born.

004
SENSEI: ...That was
SENSEI: your little brother?
(SFX: clack)
ALICE: Mm-mm...
ALICE: I just thought on my own that
ALICE: it would be nice if it was a boy.
ALICE: Because you know, if it was a little sister Sensei might take her away.
SENSEI: What's that supposed to mean?
SENSEI: --I see.
SENSEI: You
SENSEI: wanted a little brother?
(SFX: clack)
ALICE: ...Hey, Sensei?

005
ALICE: No one recognizes the existence of children that couldn't be born, do they?
ALICE: Because they're not left behind in anyone's memory; they disappear all alone.
ALICE: ...Have you experienced something like that too, Sensei?
SENSEI: I'm not giving birth to any children.
ALICE: Not like that.
ALICE: Look, a lot of people show up in the stories you write too, right?
ALICE: People who'll become happy and people who won't become happy
ALICE: But--

006
ALICE: There might also be kids who are thrown away before they even become a story
ALICE: I thought.
SENSEI: ...In books, there are plenty of people who are thrown away because they wouldn't serve a purpose even if they were born.
SENSEI: If you get sad over each and every one, you can't do your work.
ALICE: ...I see.
ALICE: That's right.
ALICE: ...We're different, aren't we?
ALICE: ...
ALICE: ...Mm--?
ALICE: Dinah, what are you looking at?
(DINAH: mew)
ALICE: Won't you come here?

007
ALICE: ...Ah
(SFX: drip)
ALICE: --It's rain.
(SFX: scribble)
(SFX: scribble)
Alice's younger brother who wasn't born
(SFX: scribble)

008
(SFX: drip)
ALICE?: ...?
Living with a single shared name
(SFX: drip)
ALICE?: ...What is this...
(SFX: drip)
The story of two Alices
ALICE?: ...Just what...

009
CATERPILLAR: Gya--!
CATERPILLAR: BIG TROUBLE!
CATERPILLAR: What should we do--!
CATERPILLAR: Alice has been KIDNAPPED!
CATERPILLAR: It's an ATTEMPTED RAPE incident!
(SFX: Kya---!)
HATTER: Calm down.
(SFX: kchak)
CATERPILLAR: Iyan.

010
HATTER: But that idiot gets caught up in a hilarious amount of calamity, huh...
(HATTER: Just where did he disappear to?)
(SFX: flip flip)
CATERPILLAR: Ooh
BOOK: caterpillar lane pamphlet
CATERPILLAR: I've worked here a long time but this is still the first time this happeeeened...
In Caterpillar Lane are a hundred stories that have reached their conclusion. There are a hundred paths leading towards what you're looking for. And that's all.
CATERPILLAR: It's obviously impossible to rewrite the Wimpy Book connected to that yawning onii-san*...
(CATERPILLAR: It's a promise with the Queen.)
(SFX: scatter scatter scatter)
CATERPILLAR: And I've never seen or heard of anything like the "Wasting Your Life Away Book"...

011
CATERPILLAR: Oh my?
CATERPILLAR: Hatter onii-san, you seem a liiittle bit happy.
(CATERPILLAR: This is the first time I've seen you smiling.)
CATERPILLAR: By which I mean.
CATERPILLAR: I think you must be a pretty dangerous person to get excited about a situation like this, you know?
(SFX: burn)
HATTER: After being shut up in this place** for years
HATTER: I came to love constancy.
HATTER: I've come to have no problems with spending my days without changes, without thinking about anything.
HATTER: And then without knowing it--

012
HATTER: --I was taken into the story.
CATERPILLAR: ?
CATERPILLAR: Is that a bad thing somehow?
CATERPILLAR: After all, didn't you contract with the Queen to stop your time?
CATERPILLAR: Though I think it's fine to always keep staying here in Wonderland without any changes.
CATERPILLAR: ...I wonder if you're different after all, hat onii-san.

013
CATERPILLAR: Because you are different from us.
CATERPILLAR: Because you possess a clear "purpose".
HATTER: ...I'm not really saying anything as significant as all that.
HATTER: Just since that guy came, I get the feeling things have been breaking down one after the other.
HATTER: Just that lately, I can't help but remember that pleasant feeling.

014
CATERPILLAR: Hmmm...
CATERPILLAR: I don't really understand, but
CATERPILLAR: I guess you've really got some kinks there, hat onii-san.
HATTER: Die.
CATERPILLAR: Iyan.
HATTER: ...Is the "Wimpy Book" all right?
CATERPILLAR: For now.
(CATERPILLAR: Though it's soaked in ink.)
HATTER: Then there's no problem.
HATTER: Open the way again. I'll go on ahead.
CATERPILLAR: Heh?

015
CATERPILLAR: B-But
CATERPILLAR: Shouldn't you look for Alice first?
CATERPILLAR: The story won't move on without him!
CATERPILLAR: And I think the yawning onii-san won't give you information either?
HATTER: It's fine if I go ahead. Alice can wait.
HATTER: Why should I have to go out of my way to look for Alice in the first place?
(HATTER: I don't get it.)
(CATERPILLAR: My!)
HATTER: --It's not my job to go pick up lost kids.
HATTER: There's a proper role for that, isn't there?
CATERPILLAR: Pro-
CATERPILLAR: per
CATERPILLAR: rooole?
CATERPILLAR: Eeeh~
CATERPILLAR: Isn't hat onii-san here to protect Alice~?
HATTER: You know

016
CATERPILLAR: Iyan.
HATTER: To be honest
HATTER: I've
HATTER: already reached my limit...
CATERPILLAR: Eeeh
CATERPILLAR: What what
CATERPILLAR: Could it be that this development will end up in you confessing to me?
CATERPILLAR: Iyan.

017
CATERPILLAR: ...Well, hat onii-san is surprisingly cool, and I'm also a caterpillar of that age.
CATERPILLAR: If I'm just gonna be a bookworm holed up in here, I'd like to try out love even just once.
CATERPILLAR: {I thought if I ended up going out with a real bad bug, I'd still let him eat me and drive me buggy--}
CATERPILLAR: ...
CATERPILLAR: Um
CATERPILLAR: Hat onii-san?
(CATERPILLAR: What's up?)
HATTER: My
HATTER: KNEES
HATTER: are at, their limit...
HATTER: And if I don't get some sugar soon I'll die.
HATTER: I'm dying right now...
CATERPILLAR: ...

018
CATERPILLAR: ...Yes.
CATERPILLAR: Then let's hurry up and get going~

019
(SFX: bwoom)
ARE YOU ALICE?
ALICE?: ...That's right.

020
DO YOU WANT TO BECOME ALICE?
ALICE?: It's always the same thing.
ALICE?: Don't make me say it again.
WHAT CAN YOU DO SO THAT YOU MAY BECOME ALICE?
ALICE?: ...I can do it.
ALICE?: I've done all sorts of things, right?
ALICE?: Before
ALICE?: I was born

021
ALICE?: ...All sorts of things
EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE NOT ALICE?
ALICE?: ...I'm saying
ALICE?: the real Alice
ALICE?: SHOULD JUST DISAPPEAR, RIGHT?
DID YOU KILL ALICE?

022
ALICE?: ...I
ALICE?: am...
ALICE?: So
ALICE?: if you're not here
ALICE?: I--
ALICE?: will become
ALICE?: Alice, right?
DID YOU KILL ALICE?

023
ALICE?: Honestly, I didn't even really
ALICE?: want to do something like this...
ALICE?: Because Alice is my big sister
ALICE?: My only family...
ALICE?: She gave birth to me here
ALICE?: A precious person...
DID YOU KILL ALICE?
ALICE?: Even though the two of us
ALICE?: were living happily
DID YOU KILL ALICE?

024
ALICE?: --Why is it getting all jumbled up
ALICE?: Why would I kill her
ALICE?: For what reason was I
ALICE?: For what reason
ALICE?: was I born...!!

025
DID YOU KILL--
ALICE?: Oi!!!!

026
PEN: pause
ALICE?: Just who are you!!
ALICE?: Aaalways making my story all jumbled up!

027
ALICE?: I just wanted Alice to call my name
ALICE?: It was fine even if I was born
ALICE?: because Alice was smiling
ALICE?: I just--!

028
(SFX: crumple)
ALICE?: !
(SFX: rustle)

029
ALICE?: What?
ALICE?: Another
ALICE?: dream...?
ALICE?: ...Thank god
ALICE?: it was a dream...
ALICE?: ...Thank god...
CHESHIRE: Is that really okay?
ALICE?: ...?

030
CHESHIRE: Is living forever inside a bad dream that someone else created like that really what you want to do?
ALICE?: Yeah
ALICE?: I'm fine...
ALICE?: It's easier just going along with the story...
ALICE?: Being thrown away
ALICE?: isn't scary anymore...
CHESHIRE: I see.
CHESHIRE: Then can I ask you one more thing?
CHESHIRE: You--
HATTER: --It's not my job to go pick up lost kids.
HATTER: There's a proper role for that, isn't there?

031
CHESHIRE: What can you do for Alice?
ALICE?: ...The Cheshire Cat.
[At the Cheshire Cat's question, Alice...?]

* yawning onii-san = Dormouse
** this place = Wonderland
{I kinda just made up this line}