kyaaa: March Hare, Are You Alice? (buubuu)
some loser ([personal profile] kyaaa) wrote2012-03-04 09:33 pm

Are You Alice? Chapter.23 translation

001
[The beginning, of a mysterious, race.] *
"There was no 'One, two, three, and away,' but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked"
"so that it was not easy to know when the race was over."

002
"When they had been running half an hour or so, the Dodo suddenly called out"
"The race is over!"
"and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking,"
"But who has won?"
"EVERYBODY has won, and all must have prizes."
"But who is to give the prizes?"
"quite a chorus of voices asked."
"Why, SHE, of course."
"said the Dodo, pointing to Alice with one finger"

003
"Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box of comfits"
"and handed them round as prizes."
"There was exactly one a-piece all round."
ALICE: ...But it's not enough
ALICE: There's one piece missing
ALICE: That child doesn't get anything
ALICE: They're not anywhere

004
ALICE: So
ALICE: I...
ALICE: !
(SFX: cough cough cough!)
DINAH: Mew~
(SFX: rub.)
ALICE: Don't!
ALICE: It'll get dirty
ALICE: So don't...
ALICE: Hah
ALICE: Ah...

005
ALICE: ...How boring
ALICE: My story.
ALICE: "Alice in Wonderland" is so nice...
ALICE: If I turn the pages she's always there...
ALICE: She's alive and having fun right now...
ALICE: A life and a name that will never disappear...
ALICE: I
ALICE: want
ALICE: to know what happens next soon...
(SFX: rustle.)
ALICE: I have to
ALICE: meet with Sensei...

006
ALICE: Meet
ALICE: Sensei...
Chapter.23 ENDLESS LOOP

007
RABBIT: Mary Ann
RABBIT: The weather's nice today, so I watered the flowers.
RABBIT: The red flowers you treasured
RABBIT: ...This time I definitely
RABBIT: won't let them dry up, so...

008
ALICE: Se
ALICE: n...
ALICE: se...
RABBIT: Eh?
RABBIT: !
RABBIT: Mary Ann...?
RABBIT: What's wrong, Mary Ann!
RABBIT: Mary A--
ALICE: Stop
ALICE: Already
ALICE: Don't
ALICE: mess it up...

009
ALICE: A...
ALICE: li
ALICE: ce...
RABBIT: --I see.
RABBIT: This is wrong after all.
RABBIT: The 89th Alice shouldn't be in Wonderland.
RABBIT: If I don't kill him
RABBIT: I'll kill "Alice."

010
HARE: Shiro-chan
HARE: Where should I put this plate--
HARE: U
HARE: wah!
HARE: !
HARE: Shiro-chan!?
HARE: Where are you going
HARE: Shiro-chan--!
HARE: ...
HARE: You...
HARE: How long are you going to hurt the White Rabbit?

011
ALICE: ...Friend...
HARE: ...That's right.
HARE: I'm Shiro-chan's "friend".
ALICE: ...How nice...
HARE: It's not nice at all.
HARE: Because you're here.
ALICE: ...

012
HARE: Our existence isn't "eternal"
HARE: At this rate, because of you, the White Rabbit--
ALICE: ...Wrong...
ALICE: That's wrong...
ALICE: I
ALICE: just
ALICE: wanted to be in "Alice in Wonderland"
ALICE: That's all...

013
CHESHIRE: Ah
CHESHIRE: You're still here.

014
(SFX: plunk plunk)
CHESHIRE: --And so?
CHESHIRE: What was that Caucus Race after all?
ALICE?: Where did you go.
CHESHIRE: Mmmm~~ It's tough out there for a pet cat with no home to go back to.
CHESHIRE: In exchange for a night's stay, you have to perform a number of services~
(CHESHIRE: I'm all wiped out.)
ALICE?: If I'm not going to get any sleep anyway, I would have wanted it to be with a beautiful onee-chan too...
ALICE?: I want a new job... Switch places with me as Alice.
CHESHIRE: No way~
DODO: I'LL KILL YOU in the CAUCUS RACE.

015
CHESHIRE: Aah, I see.
CHESHIRE: The situation hasn't changed at all, huh.
ALICE?: No, if anything it's gotten worse.
CHESHIRE: Hatter-san sure has a staggeringly negative aura ��
ALICE?: Aah... He's the one that looks like an "enemy" to me.
ALICE?: Nnn~
(SFX: sigh)
HATTER: Damn idiot.
ALICE?: Ah?
HATTER: Oi, you can shoot him already.
(SFX: turn.)
ALICE?: Hey now.
ALICE?: Aren't you the one who said not to shoot him until we listened to him?

016
ALICE?: He might have information about the White Rabbit, right?
HATTER: Idiot.
HATTER: He won't even tell us enough about the rules of the game, how are we supposed to ask for a location?
HATTER: --Is it so wrong that I just noticed that?
HATTER: It's a waste of time, hurry up and kill him. I want to go home already, my 6 o'clock tea is waiting.
ALICE?: Stop speaking all at once, are you a little kid or something?
HATTER: Shut up!
HATTER: Don't decide that I'm "a guy more boring than a metronome" all on your own.
ALICE?: I didn't say anything like that!
CHESHIRE: But um, it's fair for Hatter-san to talk about the time...
CHESHIRE: Alice-chan, what will you do?

017
ALICE?: What I'll do...
DODO: I'LL KILL YOU in the CAUCUS RACE.
ALICE?: Hey...
ALICE?: If I shoot him, will he really die?
HATTER: Wouldn't you usually die from that?
HATTER: Or did birds not die when you shot them where you came from?
ALICE?: Well, I wonder.
ALICE?: I never tried it.
HATTER: Then what's bothering you?

018
ALICE?: There's nothing.
HATTER: ...What?
ALICE?: I still don't have a reason to shoot him.
ALICE?: He's not my "enemy" yet...
HATTER: ...That's another pretty troublesome reason.
HATTER: I'm telling you that it's easier for people like us to move according to orders.
HATTER: Don't worry about friends and allies and just shoot.
HATTER: ...It's fine to worry, but just do it already.
HATTER: You'll run out of time to go see your dear Queen.
ALICE?: Queen?

019
CHESHIRE: Incidentally Hatter-san
CHESHIRE: If you want to know the White Rabbit's location so much, you can just ask me!
ALICE?: ...
HATTER: Ah.
HATTER: That's right. you know where he is, don't you?
CHESHIRE: Yeah. The general area.
CHESHIRE: If I dare say more, Hatter-san not only knows that I know his den, but how he should ask me about it.
HATTER: Be quiet.
HATTER: There's not one chance in a million I'll agree to those conditions.
ALICE?: Conditions?
CHESHIRE: In exchange for me telling Hatter-san the information he wants to know
CHESHIRE: He has to listen to aaaaaaanything I ask him to do!

020
ALICE?: ...Tell us.
ALICE?: He'll do
ALICE?: Anything
HATTER: Don't look at me with such pitying eyes.
HATTER: Anyway, you're pulling back with all your might, aren't you?
(SFX: smack!)
HATTER: ...At any rate, my answer hasn't changed.
HATTER: Today, tomorrow, the time is 6 o'clock.
HATTER: Only the Queen can give me orders, and that's enough for me.
ALICE?: ...So he
ALICE?: says.
CHESHIRE: Well, it can't be helped if he goes that far.
CHESHIRE: It's quite all right if he has a steadfast loyal heart.
CHESHIRE: More boring than a metronome Hatter-san?
HATTER: ...Disappear.
ALICE?: You're the one who said that?

021
CHESHIRE: Well, it could be that birds are too afraid to talk when a cat is around.
CHESHIRE: I should get going soon~
CHESHIRE: ...Ah, that's riiight. Alice-chan, want to come with?
ALICE?: Me?
CHESHIRE: Yes.
CHESHIRE: You look like you'll be bored if you stick around with a Mad Hatter that only listens to the Queen's orders.
(ALICE?: Ooh.)
CHESHIRE: I'd bring you somewhere more fun, you know?
CHESHIRE: For example--
CHESHIRE: Rabbit-san's den
CHESHIRE: Perhaps
(SFX: bang!)

022
HATTER: If you understand you're a nuisance, just disappear on your own.
HATTER: I've been ordered by the Queen not to let Alice take any actions alone with you.
CHESHIRE: Heeh...?
CHESHIRE: It's good that you're so well-prepared this time.
CHESHIRE: Was me taking the last Alice-chan
CHESHIRE: that mortifying for you?
HATTER: I'll give you a little forewarning...
HATTER: The next one will hit.
CHESHIRE: Go ahead?

023
ALICE?: Oi, you.
ALICE?: Don't go and get orders on your own when I don't know about it.
HATTER: The hell, shut up.
HATTER: I can never understand what points you'll take offense at.
HATTER: If you're gonna sulk, wait until after I explain.
ALICE?: Shut up, don't keep telling me what to do.
ALICE?: I'm not like you, I don't listen to orders.
DODO: ...
ALICE?: Anyway, if you're going to tell people not to wave their guns around, don't just fire it off with no restraint.
ALICE?: Are you some wannabe honors student?
(SFX: plunk)
HATTER: The hell is a wannabe honors
HATTER: student
(SFX: baaang!)

024
(SFX: kerplunk!)
HATTER: ...You're
HATTER: not going to wait to talk before shooting?

025
HATTER: If you're shooting someone to death like that, you've got to let the Queen cut off their head.
HATTER: If you don't--
CHESHIRE: Wait a minute, Hatter-san.
CHESHIRE: He looks strange.
HATTER: What's with you?
HATTER: Are you still going to say something like you can't kill them at this point...
ALICE?: I can't kill him...
HATTER: Aah?
ALICE?: Why...

026
ALICE?: He's not dying!!

027
DODO: I'LL KILL YOU in the CAUCUS RACE.

028
HATTER: ...Wrong.
HATTER: He's...

029
DORMOUSE: The rules of the Caucus Race are simple.
DORMOUSE: Start where you want
DORMOUSE: Start running when you want
DORMOUSE: Afterwards, as you like
DORMOUSE: You should stop your heart.
(SFX: clunk.)
DORMOUSE: You don't need an exact form. Who won has nothing to do with it.
DORMOUSE: Hey... Games need rules as easy to understand as this, right?

030
DORMOUSE: But impatience is forbidden.
DORMOUSE: If it's an easy game, we humans have got to be prudent indeed.
DORMOUSE: If we're not, we'll get caught in a trap and die.
DORMOUSE: ...The biggest trap of the race.

031
DORMOUSE: Fwaah...
DORMOUSE: Well, all right then, I'd better start soon myself...
(SFX: clunk!)
DORMOUSE: --Hatter
(SFX: jingle.)
DORMOUSE: Will you chase after me?
[Multiplying riddles and a continuing story...]


* The Japanese text here at the beginning is not entirely accurate in meaning to the original text of the book, but since it DOES seem to be intended as a quote from the book I chose to just do that, slightly truncated.

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